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Saturday, 16 November 2013

South West London and Surrey football results

In League One this afternoon, Brentford continued their promotion charge by thrashing Crewe Alexandra 5-0 at Griffin Park.

AFC Wimbledon also enjoyed a successful day, defeating Portsmouth 4-0 to give them their first home win since September. The win lifts the Dons to 9th in League Two

And in the Skrill Premier, Woking defeated bottom club Hyde 3-2. The win takes Woking a point clear of the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

Five Arrested After Tadworth Assault
Five men have been arrested after a man in his 30s was taken to hospital with head injuries following an assault outside a pub in Tadworth.

The attack happened just before 1’o’clock this morning outside the Fox and Hounds in Walton Street.

The five men, all aged between 19 and 25, are being held on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.

The victim's injuries are not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

A Call for Young Musicians in Spelthorne
Budding musicians in Spelthorne are being offered help to prepare for a new music festival next summer.

Music 4 Life will teach young people aged 14 to 19 how to write, produce and record songs, and perform at BoomBox Live which will take place at Brooklands College in Ashford next June.

Workshops are being held at Ashford Youth Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays where tuition is available from music professionals. Any school or pupil interested in taking part should contact [email protected]

The programme is part of A2 Dominion’s youth enterprise scheme and is supported by area schools and charities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am  

Friday, 15 November 2013

UPDATE: Woman Killed In Roehampton
A woman has died in a road traffic accident in Roehampton, involving a lorry.

The incident happened at 4 o'clock this afternoon, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

It was thought the victim was a cyclist, however, Met police have confirmed she was not on a bike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

East Croydon Tributes

London Mayor Boris Johnson is being urged to hold a safety summit - following five cyclist deaths in nine days.

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport says there's "a need for urgent action" - and has written to Mr Johnson.

Tributes have been paid today to Roger De Klerk, the cyclist who died outside East Croydon station on Tuesday.

Friends of the South African have spoken of how he had just started his own business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:58 pm  

American report claims London leading the way
An initiative set up by the Mayor of London has been praised in a new American report on how cities can inform social policy decisions.

Project Oracle has been commended for its success in understanding how best to deliver results for citizens through evaluation and evidence.

It was put into place as part of Boris Johnson's strategy to reduce youth violence in the capital.

The Geek Cities report from Washington DC says London is a role model for US cities as funds are given to organisations that make a difference.

One of its authors, Laura Lanzerotti, says Londoners may have to wait a while before we see the success behind Project Oracle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

When you think of fairy tales, they don’t get much better than Disney

Now, the magic is being brought to life for thousands of sick children this Christmas, thanks to Disney Kingston.

Youngsters in the borough are being invited to take their letter to Santa to the store in the Bentall Centre instead of leaving them under the chimney.

That way, every one posted will mean a soft toy gets sent to charity Believe in Magic.

The charity arranges wishes for terminally ill children ranging from dressing as a princess, to spending a day with the England football team.

It's all part of the nationwide Share in the Magic campaign running until Christmas Eve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Fatberg misery over . . . for the time being

Motorists plagued by the on-going Fatberg sewer repairs in Kingston might want to pay special attention to this news story.

The works on London road are over . . . for the time being.

As of 11 o’clock this morning, all restrictions were removed and lanes reopened.

However, it’s not the end, as the council says it will still need to meet with Thames Water to discuss future works due to start in January.

Problems first arose in June when the 15 tonne ball of congealed fat was discovered after residents in nearby houses reported difficulty flushing their toilets.

However, works were forced to continue after the mass was removed three weeks later, because it had embedded itself so strongly in the top soil under the road network.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Kitty manages to 'mind the gap' on tour of London

Stunned morning commuters had to vie for a seat on the Victoria Line with an unusually furry passenger making its way to Battersea Dogs & Cats' Home.

A voyaging ginger cat - named Oyster by the animal charity’s staff –managed to grab a seat on the train carriage at Seven Sisters station during the hustle and bustle of rush hour last Friday.

Luckily, a volunteer from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home boarded the same carriage as the male moggy and managed to coax the independent feline into an empty cat carrier she had with her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Commissioner lights up 'Give a Gift' Christmas tree

The Commissioner has launched an appeal to make sure that over a thousand children in care across London get a special Christmas gift delivered to them this year.

Members of the public are being urged to give a gift by collecting a tagged ribbon from a Christmas tree outside New Scotland Yard or by visiting and clicking on the virtual MPS Christmas tree by clicking here

The gifts will be for children aged from one week to 17 years and benefit those in care across the London boroughs of Lambeth, Westminster, Southwark, Camden and Hammersmith and Fulham.

These children are currently being cared for by foster parents or are in residential care homes.

This year’s appeal builds on the success of last year’s MPS Christmas wish list tree which saw 230 children benefit from the goodwill of Londoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Man detained by police dies in Chertsey hospital
A man who was taken ill while in police custody in Staines has died in hospital.

33-year-old Terry Smith, from Stanwell, was detained under the Mental Health Act on Tuesday.

He passed away at St Peter’s hospital in Chertsey on Wednesday night.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Unique toe nail treatment comes to Hinchley Wood
It’s thought over two thirds of people in Surrey could be walking around with fungal nail infections - and not know it.

Sally Pembery has introduced a new treatment, known as Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy, at the Hinchley Wood health centre.

It’s one of just two machines in the country which uses high intensity LED lights to treat the problem.

She says it should be rolled out nationwide.

You can find out more by visiting
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Murderer Loose In South West London

A convicted murderer who’s escaped from custody could be on the loose in South West London this evening.

John Murch fled from a hospital in Gillingham in Kent on Sunday after being transferred there from prison suffering from chest pains.

There are reports he's been spotted in Richmond Town centre and on Sheen High Street.

The 52-year-old was serving a life sentence for killing a man in a street in Liverpool.

Murch is of medium build, 6ft tall with grey/brown hair and hazel eyes.

He has a distinctive tattoo on his right arm saying 'Liverpool FC Liver Bird'.

He is known to wear a flat cap and dark coloured pin-striped suit.

Police say he’s not considered to be a direct threat to the public but anyone who spots him should call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Ewell Stabbing Arrests

11 people have now been arrested following a disturbance in Ewell on Monday night.

It’s after a 15-year-old boy suffered stab wounds following an altercation involving a large group of people.

Other arrests include two people on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, one on suspicion of public order and one on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle.

All have been released on bail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

England face New Zealand at Twickenham

England have made one change to their team to face New Zealand in their autumn rugby union international at Twickenham on Saturday.

Prop Dan Cole replaces David Wilson in the front row, while Harlequins’ Joe Marler has recovered from concussion to play.

He’s joined in the side by Quins team-mate Mike Brown and captain Chris Robshaw.

Dylan Hartley is set to win his 50th cap after retaining his place at hooker.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Sutton Drugs Raid

Police have carried out a drugs raid on a semi-detached house in Sutton.

They discovered a cannabis factory over 3 floors in Sutton Common Road.

Plants were found to be growing in the dining room, the three bedrooms upstairs and in the loft.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and taken to a south London police station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

McLaren sign 'new driver'
McLaren have signed Kevin Magnussen to partner Jenson Button next season.

The 21-year-old recently won this year's World Series by Renault 3.5 Championship.

Sergio Perez loses his race seat after only 1 season with the Woking team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Warning in Wandsworth about door stickers
Wandsworth Council is warning burglars are using front door stickers to identify easy targets.

There are growing concerns that they are using accomplices to identify vulnerable properties and then marking them out with discreet plastic stickers.

They are fixing the small, virtually transparent stickers to people’s front doors.

They are printed with the words “24 hour locksmith” and a telephone number but the number doesn’t exist.
Police are already linking these stickers to at least one burglary in Wandsworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Police carry out drugs raid in Sutton
Police have carried out a drugs raid on a semi-detached house in Sutton.

They discovered a cannabis factory over 3 floors in Sutton Common Road.

Plants were found to be growing in the dining room, the three bedrooms upstairs and in the loft.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and taken to a south London police station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Cyclist who died in Croydon is named
A cyclist who died in Croydon on Tuesday has been named.

43 year old Roger William De Klerk from Forest Hill was involved in a collision with a bus outside East Croydon train station.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned today at Croydon Coroner's court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Kingston's phone boxes get into festive spirit

Kingston's famous falling over phone boxes have been wrapped up for Christmas.

The boxes, officially named 'Out of Order', will be sporting polka dots for the festive period.

James Kennedy from Kingstonfirst says they're pulling out all the stops to ensure the town centre is filled with Christmas sparkle this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Greenway has been officially launched by Kingston's Mayor

Tolworth’s infamous Greenway project was officially launched this morning.

Representatives from Kingston Council and Transport for London, who bankrolled the scheme, performed a walk about of the new look Broadway.

The Greenway has been a bone of contention for many who feel it is dangerous, and has been a waste of money.

But Leader of Kingston Council Liz Green, is optimistic about the future of the initiative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Hook Scout and Guide band hit the charts
The 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band will be hoping to hit the Christmas charts this year after being included on a charity album.

They were chosen among hundreds of entries from across the country to the Bright Sparks project.

It’s the brainchild of former Liberty X member Tony Lundon – who’s doing his bit to help raise the profile of scouting.

Hook’s assistant bandmaster Karen Shortland tells us how the money will help them.

You can find more details if how to get a copy of the album at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Staines Police Station Incident

A man is in a critical condition after an incident at Staines police station.

The 33 year old was detained under the mental health act and arrested on suspicion of a drugs related offence.

It's understood his health deteriorated and he was taken to St Peter’s Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm  

Best Bar None Named In Kingston

Kingston Council has announced the winners of its Best Bar None awards.

In collaboration with the police, fire brigade, local businesses and charities it recognises clubs, bars and pubs that promote safe, sensible drinking and cut crime.

The winners were:

• Best Pub - The Ram (runner-up, Druids Head)
• Best Club - The Hippodrome (runner-up, McClusky’s)
• Best Independent Venue – Acorn 20
• Best Staff Member - Simon Goodman, Bishop Out of Residence
• Best on the Door - McClusky’s
• Best Atmosphere - O'Neills
• Best Behind the Bar - Woody’s
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

New Head Coach For Fulham

Fulham have appointed Rene Meulensteen as head coach.

The Dutchman will work alongside manager Martin Jol.

He’d previously worked as coach at Manchester United for more than a decade before leaving this summer.

He was also one of the favourites for the current vacant managerial post at Crystal Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

New Host For Chelsea Flower Show

Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh is stepping down from the BBC's Chelsea Flower Show coverage, after 30 years as its host.

The show is undergoing a revamp next year.

BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth will join the new-look presenting team, along with Gardeners' World host Monty Don.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

A model from Thames Ditton is heralding the effects of an acne drug, despite calls for it to be banned in the UK
Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Which line gets your vote?
The Northern Line has been voted London’s least favourite tube network in a new poll of commuters.

Only 34% of those surveyed who use the line, which operates out of Morden, said they liked it.

Tube bosses caused controversy earlier this week by suggesting people using that line travel outside of peak times or even walk.

It’s due to extensive and on-going modernisation works.

There was good news for the Jubilee Line though, as one in four voted it their favourite line just ahead of the Victoria line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Car collides with police car and wall in Thames Ditton
A car has collided with a police car and a wall after a police chase in Thames Ditton.

It happened at 11.43 this morning in Station Road as police responded to the sighting of a possible stolen vehicle.

A quantity of diesel barrels were in the Nissan Prairie and the road was closed while emergency services made sure it was safe.

A man has been arrested and an investigation by police officers is currently underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Fulham defender unhappy at Craven Cottage
Fulham defender John Arne Riise has revealed that he’s frustrated at his lack of first-team football.

The Norwegian left-back is now behind Kieran Richardson and Matthew Briggs in the pecking order at Craven Cottage.

He’s only started twice in the league this season and has featured in solely cup games since August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Twickenham pocket park set for improvements
A pocket park in Twickenham is set for improvements after Richmond Council’s plans to transform it were approved.

The green area in Garfield Road, used by visitors to Twickenham Library, was subject to a public vote over its future.

The winning outcome was ‘Carnegie Gardens Pocket Park’ over the second option of ‘Carnegie Circus’.

The Council hope the pocket park will brighten up the public square and that visitors will sit back, relax and enjoy the colourful plants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Arrests in Belmont
Four people have been arrested in Belmont on suspicion of burglary.

The men, aged between 19 and 22, are from the Lambeth and Wandsworth areas.

The arrests are part of a campaign by Sutton police to combat a rise in burglary across the borough.

There has been a 5.3% rise in burglaries in Sutton compared to this time last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Sutton's residents warned about rise in scam reports
There have been 29 reports of bank card courier fraud in Sutton over the last three weeks alone.

"Courier fraud" involves criminals phoning victims pretending to be from an authority to extract pin details.

The fraudsters then send a courier to pick up the victim's bank card.

DI Sarah Rees has this information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Wandsworth to get new children's centre
Planning consent has been awarded for a new children’s centre in the heart of Wandsworth.

It’s expected the new building in King George’s Park will be completed by mid-summer next year.

It will be named West Hill in the Park, and will cost £370,000 to build.

It will offer a range of free services including drop-in stay and play services, health advice and parenting support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Hospital in Isleworth fundraising for the Philippines
West Middlesex University Hospital is to host a fundraising dinner later this month for the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan.

On the 27th of November, a traditional Filipino menu will be served.

The Isleworth hospital has a strong Filipino contingent with around 200 of its staff from the Philippines.

All proceeds will go to charities helping the affected areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Suspected arson in Sutton
Police are stepping up patrols in the area around Thicket Crescent in Sutton after a case of suspected arson.

A pushchair was burnt to ashes in a block of flats on Sunday night – causing damage to the communal corridor.

Officers say they’re determined to bring the person responsible before the courts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Former Chelsea manager still being paid £130,000 per week
It’s emerged that former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is still being paid by the club despite being sacked 12 months ago.

He’ll continue to bank £130,000 a week until the end of June unless he accepts another job.

It means the Italian’s received nearly 7 million pounds since his departure from Stamford Bridge.

He’s recently been linked with the manager’s post at Fulham, but it’s unlikely they’d pay him anywhere near what he’s currently getting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Philippines Disaster Appeal
The government says it'll match contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee, up to the first five million pounds.

It's thought 10-thousand people may have died and millions need urgent supplies.

The International Development Secretary, Putney MP Justine Greening, is at a warehouse in Cirencester from where the first batch of aid has left this evening.

To find out more about the appeal and to donate go to

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

New Addington Death

A 33 year old man has been arrested after a woman died in unexplained circumstances in New Addington.

Police were called this morning to reports of a 20-year-old woman in cardiac arrest at an address in Dunsfold Way.

The woman was taken to a south London hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Her death is being treated as suspicious at this time but next of kin has not yet been informed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

Streatham nurse speaks about Philippines despair
A nurse from Streatham has spoken of her despair after her aunt was killed in the floods in Tacloban city.

Irene Somera says it took her brother eight hours to get a signal so he could confirm his safety.

But her aunt was swept away.

Ms Somera told the BBC that although her family survived, they have no water or food.

The Disasters Emergency Committee has just released this radio appeal to help the millions of people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.

It's voiced by the actress Tamsin Greig.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Woman takes on Chessington World of Adventures single handedly

A woman has launched a petition against what she is calling the inhumane treatment of animals at Chessington World of Adventures.

Cheryl Leanaghan from Walton paid a visit to the theme park’s new safari attraction Zufari over the summer because she loves wildlife.

However, Cheryl says she will never go again - and here she explains why.

Cheryl, who captured the picture above, says the animals should be rehomed, and will take her petition to Kingston MP Ed Davey on Friday.

The theme park is yet to respond to our request for an interview or statement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

New development set to boost Earlsfield economy

Earlsfield's economy is set for a boost after planning permission was given for a security firm to establish a new headquarters on a derelict industrial site in the area.

Wandsworth Council’s planning applications committee has given the go-ahead for an empty warehouse and railway embankment building in Thornsett Road to be replaced with a new development – which will become the new base of operations for Banham Security.

The scheme involves the demolition of the existing warehouse and railway embankment building and the creation of a part four/part five storey building, along with renovation work to a two-storey building.

Banham is relocating from its current Vauxhall headquarters, which is needed by Transport for London as part of its plan to extend the Northern Line into the borough.

Go-ahead for the development comes soon after the council announced it was looking to create a new school on the Atheldene site in Garratt Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

Cyclist hit by bus outside East Croydon station dies

A cyclist has died after being hit by a single decker bus outside East Croydon train station.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, became trapped under the vehicle in Station Approach just before midday.

The victim was treated at the scene and taken to St George’s Hospital by air ambulance where he later died

Twitpic: @Gareth_Davies09
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Kingston's MP speaks up
Power companies shouldn't treat their customers as "cash cows", according to Energy Secretary Ed Davey.

Kingston’s MP delivered the warning to the industry's annual conference on the day another of the big six suppliers raised its prices.

EDF Energy is putting up tariffs by 3.9% from January for its five and half million UK customers.

Mr Davey says the whole industry must justify increases in bills.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Spelthorne Council campaign against dog mess
Spelthorne Council has launched a new campaign aiming to deal with dog mess in the borough.

No Messin, as it’s called, will target irresponsible owners by fining them up to a thousand pounds.

The Council is urging people to contact them in confidence when they witness any dog fouling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

AFC Wimbledon make signing
AFC Wimbledon have re-signed striker Kaid Mohamed on loan.

He joins from Port Vale until January.

The 29-year-old previously played 10 times for the Dons in 2011, helping them to promotion from the Blue Square Bet Premier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Police investigate sexual assault on Epsom Downs
Investigations are underway after a 17 year old girl was sexually assaulted on Epsom Downs.

She was walking along the pedestrian tunnel under the racecourse in the early hours of Saturday when a man grabbed and tried to kiss her.

The teenager managed to break free and run away from the man – who’s believed to be in his 20’s or early 30’s.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Concerns A&E departments in Croydon may not cope this winter
Concerns have been raised by the London Assembly Health Committee over how A&E departments in the capital will cope this winter.

New figures released show half of such units have failed to reach their target to treat 95% of patients within four hours.

Six London trusts, including Croydon, missed the recommended aim at least 80% of the time.

But Chelsea and Westminster Hospital consistently met the target, attending 98% of patients within four hours throughout last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

UPDATE: Teenager stabbed in Ewell
A 15 year old boy has been stabbed after a fight in Ewell last night.

It’s thought a large group of boys, who are all known to each other, were involved in the mass brawl on Hogsmill Lane.

The teenager who was stabbed is in hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Greenway Project to officially launch

Tolworth’s infamous Greenway project will be officially launched on Thursday morning.

Representatives from Kingston Council and Transport for London, who bankrolled the scheme, will gather from 10 o’clock.

The Greenway has been a bone of contention for many who feel it is dangerous, and has been a waste of money.

But Leader of Kingston Council Liz Green, is optimistic about the future of the initiative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Beckham could join Mourinho at Fulham
David Beckham only hung his football boots up in May, but it looks like it may not be too long before we see a Beckham back on a football pitch.

His 14-year-old son Brooklyn is reportedly training with Fulham’s under-15s.

If he does sign for Fulham, he won’t be the only youngster with a famous footballing father at the academy.

Jose Mourinho’s son Jose Mario is a goalkeeper for their under-14 team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Police appeal to find dog owner

Detectives are appealing for help to identify the owner of two dogs which snapped at two men as they left a leisure centre in Carshalton.

The pair were in the rear car park at Westcroft Leisure Centre when the dogs ran towards them.

The animals snapped at the men and pulled at their clothes, causing one to take refuge in his car, and another to jump on a wall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Teenager stabbed in Ewell

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in Ewell.

The incident happened yesterday at around 7.30pm on Hogsmill Lane.

The 15 year old victim was taken to hospital for treatment for what are believed to be serious but not life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Monday, 11 November 2013

Putney Man To Row Atlantic

Two city workers have left their jobs to row across the Atlantic in a three thousand mile round trip.

Harry Martin-Dreyer from Battersea and Alex Bland from Putney are departing from Gran Canaria on the 1st of December.

They’re aiming to raise £125,000 for leukaemia and diabetes charities.

They’ll have to battle tropical storms, sharks and 40 foot waves if they’re to become the 293rd successful row across the Ocean.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

England Rugby News
England rugby union prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled of Saturday's match against New Zealand at Twickenham.

The Saracens front rower hasn't recovered from a knee injury.

Stuart Lancaster's side are aiming to complete a clean sweep in their autumn internationals by beating the All Blacks for a second successive year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Dr Cable en route to Russia
The Business Secretary and Twickenham MP is leading a delegation to Russia to try to boost trade between the two countries.

More than 30 British firms will accompany Dr Vince Cable.

Since 2009, exports of goods and services to Russia have grown by more than three-quarters to £7.6 billion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Meeting to be held over Cherkley
A special meeting of Mole Valley Council will be held on Wednesday to discuss whether they should withdraw their legal appeal over Cherkley Court.

The owners of the stately home in Leatherhead, as well as the council, have submitted plans to develop it into a hotel and golf course.

However, the High Court has blocked the proposals following a legal challenge from the Cherkley Campaign Group and Protect Rural England.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting – while it will also be broadcast on the internet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

MPs call for doctors to follow suit and ditch BSBV
MPs are contacting GPs throughout Sutton to encourage them to take part in a ballot on the future of St Helier Hospital.

Paul Burstow and Tom Brake are asking doctors whether they favour NHS led proposals to remove A&E and maternity from the site.

It follows months of campaigning by those opposed to the controversial ‘Better Services, Better Value’ review.

The BSBV recommends downgrading a number of sites including St Helier, St George’s in Tooting, Kingston and Croydon.

But on Friday, Surrey’s GPs pulled out of the review, meaning the future of Epsom Hospital Is safer than it was before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Kingston Council Leader defends Greenway Project

The brand new Greenway makes Tolworth vibrant.

That’s the opinion of Kingston Council Leader Liz Green, who says we need to draw attention to our town centres.

Ms Green says the council does not regret spending money on the scheme.

But after three delayed finish dates, Cllr Green still admitted she didn’t know exactly how much had been spent on the controversial project.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Image released after three train staff members attacked in Sutton

British Transport Police have released an image of a man they’d like to speak to after three staff members at Sutton train station were assaulted.

One man was elbowed, another punched and a woman was pushed in the attack last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Investigations underway into Woking bomb threat
Surrey Police are investigating after online messages at the weekend alleged an explosive device had been planted at Woking College.

Officers have searched the area and say there’s no indication that the reports are true or that there’s any threat to the public.

However, they’re continuing to work with college authorities and are taking the matter seriously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Ashtead death "not suspicious"
Police are yet to formally identify a man found dead in the street in Ashtead.

Officers were called to Berry Meade on Friday evening where they discovered the body of a man who’s believed to be in his 40’s.

He’d suffered a suspected stab wound to the chest.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and police aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Pressure grows on Fulham boss Martin Jol
Time could be running out at Craven Cottage for Fulham manager Martin Jol.

The Dutchman is currently the bookies’ favourite to be the next manager to leave his post in the Premier League.

The Whites have slipped into the relegation zone after losing 4-0 to Liverpool at the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

UPDATE: Major morning rush hour delays on M25 and A3
A lorry fire on the M25 is still causing major delays between Chertsey and Reigate.

The vehicles’ breaks caught fire between Junction 10 at the A3 and 11 for Chertsey in the early hours of this morning.

Meanwhile, there’s also congestion on the A3 after an earlier collision between two cars at Hook.

A man has been taken to Kingston Hospital with back injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Lorry fire causes M25 rush hour delays
A lorry fire on the M25 is causing massive delays between Chertsey and Reigate.

The vehicles’ brakes caught fire between Junction 10 at the A3 and 11 for Chertsey in the early hours of this morning.

Attempts are being made to recover the lorry, which is fully laden with 21 tonnes of plastic pellets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Home Office considers tougher measures for terror suspects
The Home Office is considering banning terror suspects from visiting controversial mosques.

It's understood the proposals also include a clamp down on how much time is spent in a Muslim temple.

The Defence Secretary and MP for Weybridge Philip Hammond says monitoring must be tightened after suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed fled a mosque in a burka - he's still on the run.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Ring of Red on the M25

Hundreds of bikers wearing red took to the M25 this afternoon to form a giant poppy in honour of those who have lost their lives in conflict.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

Kingston failing vulnerable children
Kingston council is making improvements on systems to help detect and look after neglected and abused children.

It comes after an inadequate Ofsted report in both 2012 and 2013.

Six months after this year’s May report sees a new ‘Early help service’ where people with concerns can come forward.

Councillor Green, leader of Kingston council says safeguarding vulnerable children is now a priority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Police request help finding a missing woman
An 86 year old woman has been reported missing in Surbiton.

Avis Fry, who was born in 1927, was last seen wearing a green coat, light cream trousers and woolly hat.

She’s of slim build and could be disorientated.

Police are asking anyone who has seen her to contact the Kingston station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

An armed man threatens people in Battersea
A man was tasered by officers in Battersea this morning after reports of an armed man threatening people with a knife.

Police were called to the incident on Falcon Road at 12:20.

The man proceeded to threaten police, who have since arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder of an officer.

A number of knives were found at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

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