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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Burglary In Epsom

Surrey Police is appealing for information following a burglary at a pensioner’s home in Epsom.

The elderly woman disturbed an intruder when she returned to her home on Stones Road, after 10.30 last night.

The man - who had his face covered - threatened the 83 year-old victim and stole some items including two rings, before running off.

The suspect’s described as being around 6 feet tall and of slim build; he was wearing dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Beddington man goes missing
Police need help to find a vulnerable Beddington man who has gone missing.

77 year old Peter Boyer was last seen around 7 Friday night at his home in Harrington Close.

He is in poor health and requires regular medication and police are concerned for his wellbeing.

He’s described as a slim white man with white hair and was last seen wearing a thin jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

Suspicious incident in Epsom
Surrey Police are looking for witnesses to a suspicious incident in Epsom on Friday afternoon.

It was reported that a man was shouting at a woman near the Tesco on the Ewell Bypass. He then slapped her around the head and grabbed her by the arm before marching her into a small white van and driving away.

The woman is described as olive skinned and 20 to 25 years old. She’s approximately 5 foot 5 inches tall with a slim build and long black hair.

The man is described as white, around 40, and about 5 foot 9, with a medium build and short grey hair.

Officers would like to establish who the couple were and check on the woman’s welfare. Anyone who saw the incident is asked to contact Surrey police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am  

Search for Vulnerable Missing Banstead Woman
Surrey police are asking for help to find a missing Banstead woman.

75 year old Elizabeth Nisbet was last seen by a carer at 11 on Friday morning, but has not made contact with anyone since.

She’s believed to have left her home off Manor Way on foot and the area has been searched.

She suffers from Alzheimer’s and has difficulty expressing herself. She’s not dressed for the cold weather and officers want to find her as quickly as possible.

She is white, about 5 foot 8, and very slim with short curly grey hair. She’s believed to be wearing a pink jumper and grey trousers.

Any who has seen her or has information should call Surrey Police urgently on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 am  

Friday, 22 November 2013

MEP condemns plans for fracking in Croydon
London’s Green MEP Jean Lambert has called for a complete ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method of ‘fracking’

It’s ahead of plans for experimental drilling in Croydon.

Northdown Energy was given permission to hunt for possible suitable sites in August.

Ms Lambert says fracking is in the interests of big business, not local communities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Veteran loses medal during Remembrance service

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has appealed to residents to help a celebrated war veteran, who served in the British Army, recover his war medal.

Mr Roger Willes was returning from the Remembrance service in Cheam on Sunday the 10th when he lost one of the medals he was wearing.

The lost medal was awarded to Mr Willes by the Malaysian Government in recognition of his services and for fighting in the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation during 1963-1966.

He was one of the last people to receive this military decoration.

If anyone has found the medal or has any information, please call Tom Brake MP’s office on 0208 255 8155 or email [email protected] it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Croydon police release images of stolen jewellery

Police in Croydon have images of various items of jewellery that officers believe may have been stolen - either during a burglary, theft or robbery.

Detectives are urging members of the public who have had jewellery items stolen over the past few months to check the images and get in touch if they recognise anything.

The items were recovered after police on patrol in Lower Addiscombe Road stopped a man on 29 October. He was seen by officers carrying something underneath his jacket and when they stopped him the found a bag with the jewellery items inside.

The 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has since been bailed to return to a south London police station at the end of November pending further enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Privatisation plans dropped
Plans to privatise three South Yorkshire prisons have been dropped because of an ongoing investigation into the leading bidder, Serco.

Justice Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling, says the prison service will stay in charge at Hatfield, Moorland and Lindholme.

The Serious Fraud Office is looking into claims Serco vastly overcharged the Government for tagging offenders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

The Prince’s Sporting Club in Bedfont has pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter

It’s after an 11-year-old girl died after falling from an inflatable banana boat ride during a birthday party in September 2010.

Mari-Simon Cronje was hit by the boat which had been towing the inflatable. She fell into the water and was hit by the boat's propeller.

Frederick Glen Walker, a director at the firm, was cleared of any offences at Southwark Crown Court.

He had faced a charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act, but the Crown Prosecution Service dropped charges against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Jol happy with Meulensteen arrival
Fulham manager Martin Jol says he's pleased to have Rene Meulensteen on board.

There's been speculation that Fulham's new head coach has joined as an in-house replacement for Jol when he's sacked.

But the current Fulham manager insists Meulensteen's arrival was his idea.

He says given recent bad form, they needed to bring a new face in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Dembele named in Fulham squad
Fulham youngster Moussa Dembele has been named in the matchday squad for tomorrow's match against Swansea.

There are high hopes for the French 17-year-old, and he's been linked recently with moves to Manchester United and Liverpool.

But manager Martin Jol says that fans need to take into account that he's still a teenager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Gesture of goodwill by Croydon's officers
Police officers in Croydon have raised £750 for an elderly man who had his life savings stolen.

Burglars made off with £3,000 on November the 5th from the victim's home in South Norwood.

Officers learned of the incident and decided to help replace some of the lost money for the victim.

DS Pike went to the victim’s home yesterday to give him and his son the money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

A manhunt is underway in Croydon

An arrest warrant for Kadie Spence was issued in July after he breached the conditions of his licence following his release from jail.

He was previously convicted of a firearms offence in 2008.

But despite extensive enquiries and appeals to trace Spence, police have been unable to locate him.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

£1,400 raised for Typhoon Haiyan victims in Kingston

A simple street collection in Kingston has resulted in over £1,000 for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Kingston Rotary, and Charity Shelter Box, took to Clarence Street last weekend to appeal to the generosity of pre - Christmas shoppers.

Every shelter box costs £599 and includes items such as tents to fit 10 people.

Brian Stickland with Kingston Rotary explains why they are so vital.

Rotary has over 1.2 million members Worldwide, with the aim of raising vital funds for numerous charities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Beckhams' clothes on sale in Chelsea charity shop
Clothes and shoes the Beckhams donated to charity have gone on sale.

The designer items are up for grabs at the British Red Cross shop in Chelsea.

The money raised will go towards those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

It's limited to one item per person. These people know exactly what they want.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Corner House scoops prestigious award for care of mentally ill deaf children

Corner House, a specialist unit for the care of deaf children with severe mental health problems, has beaten off strong opposition to win a prestigious national award.

The Signature awards celebrate excellent work in helping deaf and deafblind people achieve full access to society and they praised Corner House for its work in helping children and their families to become ‘whole and well’.

Corner House, part of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, is a six-bed inpatient service based at Springfield University Hospital for deaf 8-17-year-olds with mental health, emotional and behavioural problems.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

A charity in Godalming says it is in desperate need of help

The Surrey Care Trust helps people improve their skills, confidence and employment prospects.

Its Childrens’ Centre in Staines also helps families in difficulty.

Juliette Gillard, with the Trust, says money is tight for charities at the moment, but their learning centre is needed more than ever before.

The Santa Dash is taking place in Guildford's Shalford Park on Saturday December the 7th. Click here for more info.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 am  

Egham remembers John F Kennedy
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy is being marked in both the US and the UK.

Here, Kennedy’s granddaughter Tatiana Schlossberg will be among those attending a ceremony at his memorial in Egham this lunchtime.

The official commemorations are taking place in Dallas, where he was killed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

Two men jailed for Isleworth stabbing
Two men have been jailed for the manslaughter of Darryl McClymont from Isleworth last December.

23-year-old McClymont was stabbed in Ferney Meade Way, in Isleworth.

Ange Akapea and Jermaine Reid, both 22, were sentenced to a total of 29-years imprisonment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 am  

Hounslow to trial offenders tagging system
A new state of the art tagging system for offenders is to be trialled in Hounslow.

Operation Telstar - the new GPS tagging of offenders - is supported by the Hounslow division of the Met Police Service and Hounslow district of the National Probation Service.

The tracking technology is being provided by ‘Buddi Limited’.

Experts claim the technology is very accurate and would identify immediately if the offender has been involved in a crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 am  

Thursday, 21 November 2013

New Addington Death Witnesses Sought

Detectives continue to appeal for information and witnesses following the death of 20-year-old woman in New Addington.

Paula Newman, from Beckenham suffered a cardiac arrest at an address in Dunsfold Way 9 days ago and died a short time later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of her death as head injuries.

Paula's death is being treated as suspicious and it’s believed she fell from a black BMW 325 the night before somewhere in New Addington.

A 33-year-old man arrested in connection with the investigation has been bailed until January pending further enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Sutton Library: Sex, love and violence in medieval Europe
Sutton Library will welcome three leading authors next month as it explores what life was really like in medieval Europe.

James Burge, Angus Donald and Michael Jecks are taking part in panel discussion from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday December the 4th.

Europe in medieval times saw the coming together of different people and religions, which led to intolerance and conflict. And, there was the plague.

But, there was also an exchange of ideas across cultural boundaries, which meant much scientific knowledge was transferred to western Europe.

Classical texts were translated and chess was introduced to increasing numbers of people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Arrests after investigation into slavery
A man and woman have been arrested after police found three women who are believed to have been imprisoned at a house in London for more than 30 years.

Scotland Yard says the victims were "traumatised".

The pair in their 60s were held in south London this morning as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland has just made this statement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Fire in Wandsworth shopping centre
A shopping centre in Wandsworth has been evacuated due to fire.

Fire crews were called to Southside Shopping Centre in Garratt Lane just before 2pm.

The blaze is believed to have broken out in the ventilation system in Nando's on the third floor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Boris inspired by Richmond
It appears the Mayor of London wants all councils in the Capital to take a leaf out of Richmond’s book.

Richmond says its economy has gone from strength-to-strength since it introduced 30 minutes free parking in 2011 for residents at high streets across the borough.

Now Boris Johnson has introduced Stop and Shop to help other high streets through the tough economic climate.

Parking times are to be increased by 50% at 600 parking bays on Transport for London red routes across the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Hundreds of thousands of bulbs to be planted in Sutton
Sutton Council’s proving it’s listening to feedback.
Residents across the borough have told the council “we want to see more plants and flowers in communal areas and parks”.
As a result, a staggering 829,000 bulbs are to be planted across Sutton.
The first bulbs are already in the ground after planting got underway in earnest last month.
400,000 alone will be planted around Sutton, Carshalton and Clockhouse. 

The remainder are being distributed across the rest of the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Wandsworth Council moves towards saving pub
Wandsworth Council says its agreed to take the next step towards granting a pub in Tooting Bec greater protection.

The Wheatsheaf has been the subject of a community campaign to protect it from developers.

The council's executive will be asked to approve a decision to begin the process of issuing an Article 4 Direction at its next meeting.

The article would restrict planning development on the site, meaning that the future of the pub would be saved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Wandsworth murder investigation
A murder investigation is underway after the bodies of a man and woman were discovered in a house in Wandsworth.

Police were called yesterday after concerns were raised for the welfare of a couple in Stormont Road.

Officers found the bodies in a first-floor bedroom – they’ve been identified as 61 year old Douglas Morton and 73 year old Carol French - a married couple.

At this stage police say the death of the woman is being treated as suspicious, while the man’s death isn’t.

Officers aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Beach Sport For Teddington

The Olympic sport of beach volleyball could be on its way to Teddington.

The Council is proposing to convert two tennis/netball courts in Broom Road for the sport.

A consultation with people living in the area is now underway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Broadway back to its old ways

Less than a week after Tolworth Greenway was officially launched, residents and business owners are sad to see the same issues that plagued the area before the grand opening are back.

The Greenway was finally completed after months of work, at a cost yet to be confirmed by TfL and Kingston Council.

But the issue of fly tipping was always a big concern along the back of the Broadway, along Broadoaks Alley.

Residents took it upon themselves to have a mass clean up, after the Council said it couldn't help.

However, as you can see from the picture above, it appears the act of goodwill lasted less than three months.

One resident who spoke to us, but asked not to be named said; It's a shame. The Council is only concerned with making the main road look attractive. But people won't come to the area if they are confronted with the type of disgusting mess that is lurking in its back streets. The fly tippers need to be caught and prosecuted, as the Council's signs dictate, and the shop owners who continually dump their rubbish need to be told to clean up their act

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Coombe Girls’ School welcomed Olympic athlete Ann Brightwell today

Students recounted Ann’s connection with Coombe Girls’ School and her achievements.

Ann was a gym teacher at what was then called Coombe County Girls’ School.

She said that she has never forgotten the generosity of the Head, Governors, and staff for allowing her time away from school to compete in the 1964 Tokyo summer Olympic Games.

She was the first of nine British women to win a track medal.

Ironically, 400m was her true event but she says that she participated in the 800m to build her stamina.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

QPR winger hoping to be fit for London derby
QPR winger Junior Hoilett hopes to be fit for this weekend’s London derby against Charlton.

He’s told QPR’s official website that he’s frustrated being in and out of the team with injuries after starting the season well.

The Canadian picked up a knock in the R’s last game at Reading, but he’s had two weeks recuperation time due to the international break.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Investigation underway into Merton Council corruption allegations
An emergency independent audit is underway after allegations of corruption and unlawful expenditure within Merton Council.

The council received a whistleblowing document making the claims.

Ged Curran, Chief Executive, says they have a robust whistleblowing policy to ensure the organisation is transparent.

But Oonagh Moulton, leader of the Conservatives in Merton, says it’s important that the principle of innocent until proven guilty is maintained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

New funding for Kingston, Hounslow and Richmond

Transport for London has given Richmond £5.3 million of funding to spend on transport projects and infrastructure.

They’ve also given Kingston £3.9 million pounds and Hounslow £3.4 million.

Tony Arbour, the Conservative London Assembly Member for Kingston, Hounslow and Richmond led a campaign for this money.

He says the funding is crucial for the councils.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Update: Dorking Fire

A shop has been destroyed by fire in Dorking.

Fire crews were called to the Esso garage in London Road just after half past two yesterday.

The fire was in the retail section of the complex – 50% of the shop was damaged by fire, and the other 50% was ruined by smoke and heat.

A man was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, but the petrol pumps were isolated and not affected by the blaze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Inquest into death of woman in Wandsworth
An inquest has been told a Baron’s widow died outside her home in Wandsworth after her legs became tangled in her dog's lead.

87 year old Lady Jean Bancroft died at Chelsea and Westminster hospital a week after the fall on August the 5th.

Although initially refusing treatment, the wife of Baron Bancroft, later went to hospital complaining of headaches and dizziness.

The inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court ruled she died from a severe traumatic brain injury.

Ian Bancroft was Permanent Secretary to the Civil Service Department and Head of the Home Civil Service in 1978.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

''Fatballs'' arrive in UK
Kingston may be the original home of the Fatberg, but we’re now being warned about the Fatball.

Pet owners have been informed about globules of rancid fat washed up on beaches after a dog fell seriously ill after eating part of one.

The animal had to be put to sleep after the incident off the welsh coast. Dogs’ stomachs cannot cope with large amounts of fat.

Experts are speculating Atlantic storms could have washed the bright white deposits over to the UK or passing ships dumped them at sea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Obese man offered trip home
A clinically obese Frenchman has been offered a trip back home by P&O ferries after he was deemed too heavy to fly.

22 year old Kevin Chenais weighs 500lbs, or 35 stone.

He was only able to get back to Heathrow after Virgin Atlantic agreed to fly him back from Chicago. BA had refused to accept him.

He also tried to sail across the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2, but the cruise ship's owners also refused to have him on board.

Eurostar also refused to carry him once he reached London because he was an evacuation risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Weybridge MP braces himself for Commons revolt over Army Reserve plans
A reservists revolt could be on the cards.

Tory rebels are preparing to vote against controversial Government plans to cut 20 thousand Army jobs and replace them with reservists.

Defence Secretary & Weybridge MP Philip Hammond has warned they risk “serious damage” to the armed forces if they do.

But fellow Conservative MP John Baron says the changes need to be properly scrutinised to see if they are viable and cost effective.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sunbury Attack

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was knocked to the ground and injured in Sunbury.

The 16-year-old was found lying on the ground outside the Three Fishes pub in Green Street having sustained injuries to his head and face.

The suspect’s white, approximately 25, slim with blonde hair and wearing a brown jacket, jeans and carrying a bag.

The offender is reported to have hit the teenager in the face before boarding the 261 bus, heading towards Staines and is believed to have got off outside Tescos in Sunbury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

Surrey Exploitation Play

A hard hitting play to raise awareness of sexual exploitation is set to tour secondary schools throughout Surrey.

It’s designed to help young people and parents spot the signs and where to get help.

Three preview shows of the play are being held today in Guildford and will be attended by head teachers, councillors and agencies.

The play will tour schools in January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

Battersea Man Filmed At Guantanamo Bay

The last British man being held at Guantanamo Bay has been filmed in his cell for the first time by US news channel CBS.

Shaker Aamer from Battersea has been in the military prison since 2002.

His lawyer claims he is being held despite never actually being charged with any crime.

The Foreign Office says Mr Aamer's case remains a high priority – a rally is taking place for him in Battersea on Saturday.

As part of the 60 Minutes programme, Mr Aamer said: Tell the world the truth... please, we are tired.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Dorking Fire

A fire has broken out at a petrol station in Dorking.

Fire crews were called to the Esso garage in London Road just after half past two this afternoon.

The fire is understood to be in the retail section of the garage, and petrol pumps and electricity have been isolated.

Two people, thought to be members of staff, have been treated by paramedics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

20's Plenty . . . for Merton

A road safety campaign group is calling on Merton Council to roll out 20 mile per hour speed limits across the borough.

Department for Transport figures show the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured in the borough rose from eight in 2011, to twenty five last year.

This week is National Road Safety week, and Shas Sheehan with 20’s Plenty for Merton, says residents want action.

Merton Council is yet to respond to our request for a comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Latest on IPCC investigation into death of a man from Stanwell
Eight Surrey Police officers and two members of staff have been temporarily removed from operational duty as a result of an IPCC investigation into the death of a man from Stanwell.

Terry Smith was detained at Staines police station last Tuesday under the Mental Health Act and later transferred to hospital after his condition deteriorated.

He passed away at St Peter’s in Chertsey around 24-hours later.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the case as gross negligence manslaughter, misconduct in a public office and or offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Vintage car from Tooting is the real star of hit TV show

Jackie's Lucy Mayer has been speaking to Warren Rushton of Austin's Vintage Taxi Hire, about everything from keeping it authentic in Downton Abbey, to starring in the Olympics closing ceremony.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Police continue to appeal to trace missing Worcester Park man
Nearly three weeks after going missing, police are re-appealing for information to track down a man from Worcester Park.

24 year old Grzegorz Dudek hasn’t been seen since apparently leaving his house to start a new job.

He’s believed to have taken his mobile phone and bank card with him – though none have been used since his disappearance on the 31st of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Dangerous dog seized in Sutton
Police have seized a Pit Bull type dog from a house in Sutton after it chewed through a fence and bit a neighbour.

Officers seized the animal under the Dangerous Dogs Act last Wednesday from a house on Banstead Road South.

It’s been taken into police kennels – magistrates are yet to decide what to do with the dog.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Vintage taxis help rev up this year's Poppy Appeal

This year’s poppy appeal is nearly £2,000 better off thanks to a number of vintage taxis from Tooting Bec.

The old style cabs transported veterans from Waterloo to Admiralty Arch on Remembrance Sunday in the annual poppy run.

Money was raised after the vehicles were parked up on Westminster Bridge so tourists could have their pictures taken with them.

Warren Rushton, who owns Austin’s Vintage Taxi Hire, says it was an unbelievable experience to be part of.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 am  

London Mayor is to increase parking times at TFL red routes

The Mayor of London has announced increased parking times to boost the high street and help the local economy.

Boris Johnson is to extend 'stop and shop' times by 50 per cent at 600 bays across the Capital.

Parking will be increased from 20 to 30 minutes on the majority of the Transport for London red routes.

It’s to allow people to spend more time on the high street which they hope will boost small businesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

Monday, 18 November 2013

Celebrities to honour Surrey's care staff at awards ceremony

Surrey’s care staff are to be honoured at a Gala Awards by celebrities.

With TV’s Michael Aspel and Alvin Stardust to present the county’s care ‘Oscars.’

Over 350 employers and staff will be at this year’s awards which recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in adult social care.

The event takes places on Friday 22nd November at Epsom Downs’s racecourse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 pm  

Ashford Schoolboy Injured

A schoolboy from Ashford has been left with permanent double vision after another pupil performed a WWE wrestling move on him.

14 year old James Bannon was grabbed from behind and pulled to the floor in a manoeuvre called the power half nelson.

The 14-year-old hit his head on the concrete floor.

Experts at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital have told him he will never see properly again because of irreversible brain damage.

His mother Sheila says the incident should serve as a warning to other children who want to copy their TV wrestling idols.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

New Ice Rink For Streatham

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna hopes a new ice rink and leisure centre will be a “catalyst” for regeneration of the area.

The £26million complex has now opened two years after the previous rink closed down.

Lambeth council says 250 new homes and 1,000 new jobs will also be created as part of the redevelopment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Mother Of Murdered Hersham Girl Speaks About Child Porn

Google and Microsoft are bringing in tougher controls designed to make it harder to access images of child abuse online.

Software will automatically block 100-thousand search terms which lead to illegal content.

Mark Bridger looked for child abuse images before he killed April Jones.

The mother of murdered Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne, Sara, thinks that case forced the firms to take action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Man arrested in Woking
A 22 year old man has been arrested in Woking after failing to stop at the scene of an accident this morning.

A 39 year old male pedestrian is in a critical condition after being hit by a single decker bus and a car in the High Street outside Natwest just after 10 o'clock.

The driver of the Mercedes was located in Westfield Road a short time after the incident, and is being questioned by police.

The patient was taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey where he is being treated for a possible broken cheekbone and cuts and bruises.

Officers are asking any witnesses to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Google and Microsoft are bringing in tougher controls designed to make it harder to access images of child abuse online.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Roehampton road death victim named
A woman who died after being hit by a lorry in Roehampton on Friday has been named by police as Claire O’Hanlon.

The 47-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on Danebury Avenue.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Police appeal for driver to come forward after 10-year-old injured in Feltham
Police are appealing for the driver of a car which was involved in a collision with a young boy in Feltham to come forward.

The 10 year old was crossing Bedfont Lane on the evening of the 18th of October when he was hit by a red Mercedes A-class.

The driver left his car at the scene and carried the boy to his house – but left before his parents returned.

He’s been released from hospital after being treated for a fractured leg.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Man to be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for making Prince Harry death threats
A Muslim convert who admitted making threats to murder Prince Harry will be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court later.

Ashraf Islam, who was previously known as Mark Townley, was arrested in Hounslow after handing himself in to police.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to making threats to kill at an earlier hearing in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Air Ambulance doctor joins typhoon relief effort

A former Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance doctor has flown to the Phillipines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Dr Amy Hughes and Professor Tony Redmond are leading a 12-strong UK medical and surgical team from the UK International Emergency Trauma Register.

They arrived in the capital Manila on Thursday before heading south west to the island of Cebu, the north of which suffered damage from the typhoon.

Dr Hughes is among the first British medics on scene and along with the rest of the team and will be using her specialist skills in emergency medicine to benefit survivors who need treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Power cut hits Feltham residents
Around 60 homes in Feltham are being affected by a power cut.

Scottish and Southern Energy says a fault with its underground and cable network has resulted in the outage.

The properties in the Gatfield Grove area have been without power since 6'o'clock yesterday evening.

Company engineers are on site working to rectify the problem.

SSE says it apologises to customers for the inconvenience and hopes to have the problem sorted out as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Body found in Warlingham is a man
Police believe a man whose body was found in a garden well in Warlingham last week had been assaulted.

They’ve also established that the body is that of a white male.

An initial post mortem examination on the remains has proved inconclusive so further tests will be carried out.

Seven men, aged between 21 and 27, arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail until late December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 am  

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Clapham High Street left littered as part of Lambeth Council's ''social experiment''

Parts of London were left littered this weekend in a social experiment to highlight the growing problem of litter on our streets.

Yesterday, pedestrians in Bishopsgate were left to wade through a mountain of discarded food, packaging and other litter that had been dropped the night before.

Lambeth Council also took part in the initiative.

People in Clapham High Street found one side of the street rubbish free, as it had been tidied as normal by street cleaners, and the other side cluttered with left over waste.

25 authorities took part in the nationwide campaign this weekend, Which Side of the Fence?, in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Earls Court gets £450 million
Earls court will receive a £450 million make over as part of the £8 billion re-development.

The scheme developer, Capco, agreed to include a number of community benefits as part of the contract with the council.

It means a new primary school, leisure centre and health facilities will be built plus 37 acres of green space will remain.

It's thought the new district for London will welcome its first residents in 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

Pay for council services at Post offices
People in Hammersmith and Fulham are now able to pay for council services at any major Post Office.

Payments for council tax, home-care and council rent are just some of the services that can be paid for.

The scheme is a first in the UK and it’s hoped that it will bring more customers through the post office doors.

The arrangement will initially save Hammersmith and Fulham taxpayers £90,000 a year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Higher rate minimum wage
The capital's economy could stand a higher minimum wage, that’s according to a study from the Centre for London and Trust for London.

The research says that a move from £6.31 to £6.75 an hour won’t threaten jobs and competitiveness.

An increase in income would benefit around 175,000 workers by up to £800 a year.

Working poverty has risen by 60 per cent in London over the last 10 year.

Increases to the minimum wage could help reduce the countries in-work benefit payments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Seven men arrested over death in Warlingham
Seven men arrested on suspicion of a murder in Warlingham have been bailed until December.

A body was found by workmen at a property on Audley Drive on Friday afternoon.

A post mortem is taking place at East Surrey Hospital today.

Anyone with information is urged to call either the incident room on 0208 721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Good news for park in Twickenham
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.

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