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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Amnesty for Croydon Council tenants

Illegally subletting your council house became a criminal offence in October and any tenant found guilty of sub-letting their entire home could receive a two year prison sentence or a fine.

But, during February, Croydon is offering an amnesty on sub-letting. They won’t take legal action against anyone who surrenders the tenancy.

For more information, contact your tenancy officer, the housing standards team or the anti-fraud hotline on 0800 328 9270.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am  

Record low fires in London
The number of fires in London has fallen by a quarter in the past year -- and by 64 percent in the last 10 years.

The figures released by the London Fire Brigade show that fires are at their lowest level since records began.

Hounslow is among six of the London Boroughs which saw the greatest drop in fires the past 10 years. They fell by 71 percent in the borough– down to 614 fires in 2012 to 13 from 2,113 in 2003 / 2004.

The Brigade attributes the drop in fires to their work in carrying out home fire safety visits. Vulnerable people are 18 times less likely to have a fire if they receive a visit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Friday, 24 January 2014

Search for Spelthorne burglary suspects
Detectives from North Surrey CID have released CCTV images as part of an on-going investigation into an attempted burglary in Spelthorne.

Officers want to speak with the people in the pictures in connection with the incident in Stanwell.

It is believed that an unsuccessful attempt was made to force entry to a property in Heath Close just before 1am on Tuesday, 14 January.

You can see the images below and if you recognise them call Surrey police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 pm  

Hampton Officer Drug Charge

A former police officer from Hampton has been convicted of possessing class A drugs.

47 year old Michael Johnson also pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.

He was given a 6 month suspended sentence and 180 hours of community service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Croydon stabbing update
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 12 year old boy in Croydon.

The incident happened on Monday outside Tesco Express in Whitehorse Road.

The youngster was stabbed, and it’s also believed the suspects went through his pockets.

The 15 year olds were detained in Croydon yesterday on suspicion of GBH.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

PM tests inconclusive in schoolboy death
A post mortem looking into the cause of death of a teenager from Croydon has been inconclusive.

Police say further tests will be carried out on the body of 16 year old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs – who’s believed to have taken ecstasy.

He died in hospital on Monday after collapsing at a rave in Hayes last weekend.

Two men have been remanded in custody in relation to the incident and will appear at Isleworth Crown Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

McLaren unveil their car for the 2014 Formula One season
McLaren have revealed their car for the 2014 Formula One season.

The MP4-29 has been developed by the Woking based team over the winter to ensure it complies with the sport’s new regulations.

It’s the last time the engine in the car will be supplied by Mercedes-Benz – with Honda taking over next year.

The first race of the season gets under way in Melbourne, Australia in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Teenager dies outside school in Hounslow
A teenager has collapsed and died while waiting at a bus stop outside her school in Hounslow.

It’s believed 16 year old Magdalena Szablinska suffered a sudden cardiac arrest outside St Mark’s Catholic School.

Head teacher Paul Enright visited the family home in Hayes last night to deliver her mock AS exam results.

The star pupil had gained a string of A grades in English, sociology, RE and history.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

New deal for Fulham midfielder
Fulham midfielder Alex Kacaniklic has signed a one-year contract extension at Craven Cottage.

The 22-year-old was out of contract in the summer, but his new deal expires in the summer of 2015.

The Swedish international has played 38 times for Fulham, scoring 5 times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Fines for dropping litter outside stations
Nearly two dozen litterbugs have been hit with on-the-spot fines for dropping litter on pavements outside rail and tube stations over the past fortnight.

Six were penalised outside Clapham Junction station on Wednesday, while four more were handed fines at the same spot last week.

Another 11 were caught and given on-the-spot fines outside Putney and Tooting Broadway stations over the past week.

The council picks up around 7,000 tonnes of litter from the borough’s streets each year at a cost of 4 million pounds a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Police officer recovering after shooting himself in the leg in Putney
An armed police officer is recovering in hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg in Putney.

The member of the Met’s Flying Squad, was holstering a police-issued firearm when it went off on Monday.

The male officer was alone in the armoury of the police station at the time – an investigation has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

#FindMike campaign gathers pace

People across South West London are being urged to join the campaign Find Mike.

Mike is the name given to the good Samaritan who stopped a 20 year old from taking his life on Waterloo Bridge in 2008.

Jonny Benjamin had recently been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and was finding his diagnosis hard to deal with.

Jonny, who is now a mental health ambassador, takes up his story.

You can hear the interview in full by clicking here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Missing Mitcham teenager found
A teenage girl missing from Mitcham has been found safe and well.

14 year old Louise Hurley was picked up by police in Mitcham earlier this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 am  

Brentford FC Community Disabled Ambassador wins Australian title
Brentford FC fan and wheelchair tennis star Andy Lapthorne has won the Australian Open quad doubles title in Melbourne.

The Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Disabled Ambassador partnered American David Wagner to a straight sets win over Australian Dylan Alcott and South Africa’s Lucas Sithole.

It was Lapthorne’s third doubles title at the championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cobham incinerator plans scrapped
A waste company has scrapped plans for an incinerator on land once used as a development site for the Dambusters bouncing bomb.

SAS Waste Ltd had wanted to build a wood burning power station in Cobham.

Its application had been due to be heard at a public inquiry in March, but the company has withdrawn its appeal.

It had already been rejected by both Elmbridge Borough Council and Surrey County council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Banstead prolific for swimmers
A league table published by Diabetes UK has shown that Reigate and Banstead has some of the most active swimmers in the country.

The borough ranked 36th in the country, with Elmbridge 105th and Epsom & Ewell coming in at 115th out of 221 UK local authorities.

The table’s been published to launch the charity’s Swim 22 challenge, which seeks to raise money for the treatment of the disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea News
With Juan Mata thought to be on the verge of an exit, Chelsea are close to bringing in a new midfielder.

They've confirmed an agreement has been reached with Swiss side Basel for Egypt international Mohamed Salah.

Mata has been touted for a 37-million pound switch to Manchester United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Soldier update
A soldier has appeared in court charged with trying to smuggle around five kilos of cocaine into the UK.

26 year old Daryl Archer was arrested upon entering Heathrow airport on Wednesday January the 8th.

Archer, who had been in Brazil, was remanded in custody at Isleworth Crown Court after having his bail refused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Battersea is the top dog of TV

So it’s official. The canine residents of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are top television viewing for the nation.

The captivating ITV series Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, scooped its second Best Factual Entertainment Award at last night’s prestigious National Television Awards.

Battersea Ambassador Paul O’ Grady was at the ceremony to proudly collect the award live on ITV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham police officer recognised
A policeman from Hammersmith and Fulham has been recognised in the Met's Excellence in Policing Award.

PC Anthony Morgan was named Police Officer of the Year as well as winning the Best Thief Taker Award.

Heathrow Bag Theft Team won the Investigative and Detective Team of the Year.

Meanwhile, Hounslow Central Neighbourhoods Team was the winner in the Safer Neighbourhoods Team of the Year category.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Women charged with terrorism offences
Two women will face Westminster Magistrates Court today charged with the terrorism offences.

It’s alleged that 26-year-old Nawal Msaad and 27-year-old Amal Elwahabi arranged funds to aid terrorist activity in Syria.

The offences took place this month.

Elwahabi was detained at Heathrow on January 16th before boarding a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

Msaad was arrested the same day at an address in north-west London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wandsworth Police Scam Warning

If you're given one of these on the street it's probably a scam.

Don't accept it or pick it up & check your pockets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

Croydon death update
Two men charged over drugs offences - following the death of a 16 year old after apparently taking ecstasy at a rave - have appeared in court.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, an A Level pupil from Croydon, was found unconscious at an industrial site in west London at the weekend.

Both have been remanded in custody, while a third man arrested over what happened has been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Murray admits defeat
Andy Murray produced a spirited comeback but couldn't avoid a four set defeat to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open tennis.

The Wimbledon champion was two sets down and saved two match points in the third.

He won that set - but lost 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

Federer will play Rafael Nadal in the last four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Chiswick lifeboat rescue update

An author has hailed an RNLI lifeboat crew as ‘guardian angels’ for rescuing his best friend and his beloved dog on the same day.

Russell Shaw, 75, from Barnes, says he will never forget the day he almost lost his two best pals - his mate Eddie Elligot and his dog Easy.

Mr Shaw, who has published a book about his pet called ‘Easy – A Dog’s Life’, said: ‘I can’t believe I nearly lost the two of them.

Eddie was taking my dog for a walk along the River Thames at Chiswick when Easy bolted after a squirrel.

Eddie lost his footing and fell into the water.

51 year old Mr Elligot, from Barnes, was taken to Charing Cross hospital by ambulance and despite suffering from hypothermia, was released later the same day (Wednesday January the 15th).

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Twickenham station update
Residents can find out more about the platform level improvements about to commence at Twickenham station at a drop in session next week.

Last year it was announced that significant improvements are to be made to Twickenham Station platforms, thanks to £1.6m funding from the Greater London Authority.

These improvements aim to upgrade and maintain the rail infra-structure and meet the ever increasing demand for rail travel, particularly leading up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup when there will be high volume of passengers.

To inform residents about the works, Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance will be holding a drop in – session from 4pm with a presentation scheduled from 6.30pm on the 29th of January 2014 in the Churchill Suite, Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Would you like to be a councillor?
Four months from now, Kingston Borough residents will have the opportunity to elect a team of councillors to represent them and potentially take control of the council.

With that in mind, Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith is asking residents if they would consider becoming a councillor.

The Kingston Borough Conservatives would like to hear from committed people who are interested in standing for election across the borough.

You don't need any political experience, and they are looking for people who have an affinity with Conservative ideals and who love their community and want to serve their neighbours on the council.

If you are interested or would like to learn more, email:
[email protected] with your contact details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Hospital plea
A plea has gone out from Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

Gas works on the A320 Guildford Road mean some drivers are using the St Peter’s Hospital site as a diversion route.

However, staff say the extra traffic is causing problems for ambulances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

New Malden church keeping sanctity of marriage alive

A church in New Malden is supporting the Government’s stance on marriage.

The Lighthouse Church will take part in the Big Promise, a national event where couples all over the country renew their marriage vows at the same time.

An estimated 42% of all marriages in the UK end in divorce.

Pastor Sam Jayakrishna says if you're going through relationship troubles, it may be the perfect time to show your commitment to your partner.

If you'd like to listen to our full interview with Pastor Jayakrishna, you can here.

Anyone wanting to attend must produce a valid marriage certificate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Next phase of expansion strategy underway in Richmond
The next phase of a ten year primary school expansion strategy is under way after Richmond Council published a proposal to expand Darell Primary School.

The Council is consulting residents on the proposed permanent expansion of Darell Primary School from September 2014.

The expansion would mean 60 children could be offered a place each year at the school in Darell Road.

The school currently has space for 43 children to attend the school each year.

Demand for primary school places reached an all time high in Richmond last year.

Despite this surge Richmond Council placed more in-borough applicants than previous years with 92% offered a place at one of their preferred schools compared to 91%in 2012 and 89% in 2011.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Woman due in court after theft and fraud offences across Surrey and London
A woman is due to appear in court later this month after being charged with a number of theft and fraud offences across Surrey, London and Essex.

50 year old June Weatherman has since been charged with a total of nine offences, including two incidents at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey in September 2013.

Weatherman is next due to appear in court later this month for a plea and case management hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Man receives sentence after being found with drugs in Wallington
A 26-year-old man has received an eight month's suspended jail sentence after being found with drugs while driving in Wallington.

Dean Welch was stopped by police in Ross Parade earlier this month when he admitted he had 100-pounds worth of cannabis in his boxer shorts.

Officers also found more cannabis at his home in Tadworth.

Welch told police he buys drugs to sell on to his friends.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a controlled Class B drug earlier this month at Croydon Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Croydon North MP among those speaking at PMQs
Three of our local MPs have spoken in Prime Minister's questions.

Croydon North MP Steve Reed:

Woking MP Jonathan Lord:

Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Sir David Attenborough to receive Freedom of Richmond Borough
One of the UK’s national treasures, who recently named Richmond as his favourite place in the world, is to be awarded the borough’s highest honour in recognition of his contribution to natural history.

At the full Council meeting last night, all Councillors agreed that ‘Freedom of the Borough’ should be offered to Sir David Attenborough.

It's in recognition of his dedicated work to natural history, film making and his contribution to many local charities and organisations.

Sir David's career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned 60 years, during which time he has established himself as the world's leading natural history programme maker, with several landmark television series.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Close the Door on Carbon Emissions
Richmond is to become the first London borough to implement a campaign designed to make businesses more environmentally aware, and reduce carbon dioxide levels.

The Close the Door campaign has been launched by the Council and Richmond Park MP and environmentalist Zac Goldsmith.

It's all part of the Go Green sustainability programme.

Shops lose 50% of their heating through open doors.

This results in increased CO2 emissions from the increased use of heating.

Just by closing a door, you could reduce emissions by up to 10 tonnes per year - the same as three return trips between London and Hong Kong.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Police appeal in Stanwell
Surrey Police is appealing for information following a burglary at a warehouse in Stanwell at the weekend.

The incident happened just before 10pm on Sunday at a warehouse in Long Lane.

The offenders gained access by breaking in through a window before stealing a company vehicle containing vast amounts of mobile telephones.

The offenders stole a Mercedes Sprinter van which contained more than £100,000 worth of mobile phones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Formal protection for Twickenham's Jubilee Gardens
The Diamond Jubilee Gardens on Twickenham's newly developed Riverside, have been handed formal protection by the Council.

They have been designated as a public open space meaning they can only be used by the public.

The gardens were officially re-opened in 2012, after 30 years of neglect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Two men to appear in court in connection with Croydon teenager death

Two men have been charged in connection with the investigation into how a teenage boy from Croydon died from a drugs overdose.

16 year old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs was found unconscious at an industrial site at the weekend and died on Monday.

It’s thought he’d taken ecstasy.

18 year old Nicqueel Pitrora, from Croydon, and 20 year old Ryan Kirk, from Beckenham, have been charged with being concerned with the supply of Class A drugs.

They’ll appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court later today – while a third man arrested in connection with the investigation has been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Carshalton couple in their 80s targeted in bank courier scam
A couple in their 80’s from Carshalton have become the latest victims of the bank courier scam.

They received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the police – who told them he needed to connect them to their bank because their card had been cloned.

They were then put through to someone else, who was an accomplice, and who persuaded them to part with over 5-thousand pounds.

Police are once again urging people to be wary of such calls and not to pass on bank account details and pin numbers over the phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Twickenham skier selected in Team GB Winter Olympics squad
Britain's leading skier Chemmy Alcott will compete at her fourth Winter Olympics despite concerns over her fitness.

She's been selected in Team GB's 19-strong ski and snowboard squad to go to Sochi.

Alcott, from Twickenham, only returned to full-time training last month after breaking her leg in August.

Medal hope James Woods - who competes in the slopestyle event - leads the freestyle team.

Former Olympic sprinter Craig Pickering is one of 10 athletes selected for the bobsleigh team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Thieves target prestige cars in Chelsea
Prestige car owners in Chelsea are being warned to protect their alloy wheels with locking nuts.

Police issued the warning after thieves took two wheels and tyres from a Bentley in St Leonards Terrace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Battersea Father & Son Robbery Trial

A father and son from Battersea have today pleaded not guilty to a cash-in-transit robbery on Epsom Downs.

A cash-delivery driver was making a routine delivery at the Co-op store on Tattenham Crescent when he was assaulted and robbed of a cash box which contained around £45,000.

50 year old Terrance Clark and 27 year old Lewis are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

A trial has been scheduled to start in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Hunt for ''dangerous man'' continues
Police in Hertfordshire are tonight re-issuing appeals to find an extremely dangerous man.

Officers believe 28 year old Daryl Brothers might be in South London.

They believe he might have information relating to a serious assault and false imprisonment on January the 9th.

Anyone who knows where he might be is asked to call 999 immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Sutton's residents asked about flooding
Residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on flood risk in Sutton and the ways it is managed.

Their feedback will be used to produce Sutton Council’s updated strategy for managing local flood risk.

The Council is required to produce a flood risk strategy under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

Anyone who lives or works in the borough, as well as businesses, can give their views via an online survey which is available until 30 April 2014 - to take part click here.

The survey includes questions about how well the Council manages floods, and asks respondents to report any historic flood events.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Police appeal in Egham
Police are appealing for information following a suspicious incident in Egham.

Yesterday lunchtime a woman in her 20s was approached from behind and grabbed by a man in an alleyway off Vicarage Road.

The man is described as white, around 25 years old, about 5 ft 11 tall with a slim build, short dark hair and stubble and of a messy appearance.

Officers are asking anyone with any information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Teenager found guilty of manslaughter following Addlestone death
A teenager has today been found guilty of manslaughter following a death in Addlestone last year.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty by a majority jury verdict following a two-week trial at Guildford Crown Court.

In August, police were called to a park in Addlestone to reports of a serious assault during an altercation between two teenagers.

17-year-old Jonathan Beaumont from Chertsey suffered serious injuries during the incident and died later in hospital as a result of head trauma.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Twickenham Embankment half way there!
The transformation of Twickenham Riverside is past the half way mark as landscaping works continue as part of Richmond Council’s latest redevelopment project.

The next landmark stage will be the planting of eight semi mature Pin Oak trees on Twickenham Riverside, which will be planted from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th January.

The regeneration scheme in detail:

1) Four crossings over the road leading to the Riverside Walkway
2) Five new flower beds to include perennials, grasses, and box hedge
3) New street lighting and park furniture to link the Eastern Embankment with Diamond Jubilee Gardens
4) Planting of eight semi mature Pin Oaks
5) Use of high quality materials including York Stone, heritage gravel, and Staffordshire blue pavers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Two arrested after teen death
A 16 year-old boy has died after supposedly taking ecstasy at a rave in west London.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs was found unconscious at the event at an industrial site in Hayes early on Saturday morning.

Two 18 and 19 year-old men from Croydon have been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs and are being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Marathon runners in training for Tadworth based charity

A procession of runners were seen running from The Children’s Trust in Tadworth on Sunday morning.

The group of 42 is running the Virgin Money London Marathon as part of The Children’s Trust team on April the 13th.

During the training event, the runners completed either a five or 10 mile loop.

The group were also given a tour of the charity’s facilities and met some of the staff.

The Children’s Trust still has some late places, which need to be filled by January the 31st, and any own place runners are welcome to join the team.

For more information, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Man from Kingston gearing up for his second greatest challenge after beating cancer

32 year old Adam Rust will take on the Paris Marathon on Sunday April the 6th.

Adam was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma - a type of blood cancer common in young adults – in 2012.

He received the all clear last April, and immediately decided he wanted to do something to help those who helped him.

To help Adam reach his £3,000 target, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Police seize dog in Carshalton
Police have seized a Boxer cross from a house in Carshalton under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

They acted after a woman’s dog was attacked by the animal when she was walking along Woodmansterne Road in December.

She was also bitten as she held down the Boxer – fearing it would attack her three children.

The dog’s owner has been summoned to appear before the courts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Wildlife Crime gives gangsters a 22 billion pound profit
Euro MP’s have voted to set up a new EU-wide police unit to tackle wildlife crime after it emerged that it was netting gangsters 22 billion pounds a year.

London’s Green MEP, Jean Lambert says: “Wildlife crime is big business and it’s being carried out by an assortment of nasty gangs.”

Although most wildlife crime occurs outside Europe- it’s still the fourth most profitable illegal activity after drugs, weapons and human trafficking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 am  

Monday, 20 January 2014

Cobham Rejects Incinerator Plans
Campaigners in a Surrey village are fighting plans to build an incinerator on land once used to develop the Dambuster’s ‘Bouncing Bomb’.

The application for a power station in Cobham was rejected by Surrey County Council, but is being appealed by SAS Waste Ltd.

However opposition in the village is almost 100%, to the proposed biomass plant which would generate electricity by burning waste wood.

The appeal is to be heard at Surrey County Hall next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Coroner rules death of Wallington girl in Kingston Hospital was avoidable
A coroner's ruled the death of a four year-old girl from septic shock in hospital was 'highly avoidable'.

Freya Wells from Wallington was admitted to Kingston Hospital with breathing difficulties in November 2012.

She died a day later after being given antibiotics orally rather than through a drip.

A narrative verdict was recorded - the lawyer representing the girl's family has called for the doctor who made the decision to be suspended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Police in Sutton come to swan's rescue

Police officers came to the rescue of an injured male swan who made off from the safety of his home at Carshalton Ponds into busy traffic.

It happened last Friday morning, after he wandered onto West Street.

Officers from Sutton's Safer Transport Team found the swan bleeding from a leg injury and managed to take it off for medical treatment.

A spokeswoman from the Animal Centre says he's now recovering well from grazes to his legs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Surrey professor suggests irregular sleep can speed up ageing
The University of Surrey claims irregular sleep can give us physical and mental health problems and speed up ageing.

The study showed regular mistimed sleep like shift work and jet lag can upset our biological processes.

Professor Derk-Jan Dijk from Surrey’s Sleep Research Centre, suggests normal sleeping can control people in ageing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Police in Sutton have message for dog owners
Police in Sutton are urging dog owners to keep their dogs under control if they are likely to chase after joggers.

The advice follows two reports from a 55-year-old male runner who has been chased twice by dogs - and bitten once - whilst running on Roundshaw Downs near the Plough Lane entrance.

In the first case he was chased by a creamy brown Collie type dog snapping at his ankles, leaping up and barking and he was bitten on the knee.

In the second case he was chased by a large, dark brown Boxer dog ‘running at full speed like a greyhound exiting its trap’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Chessington man due in court over knifepoint robbery in Surbiton
A man’s due in court today charged with a knifepoint robbery in Surbiton.

24-year-old David Mortimer, from Chessington, will appear before Wimbledon Magistrates Court.

A second man has also been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Fire at a hospital in Wandsworth
An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at a hospital in Wandsworth.

Thirty five firefighters tackled the blaze at a hospital on West Hill on Saturday night.

Crews helped hospital staff with the evacuation of patients, who were moved to a safe part of the hospital.

Part of the fourth floor was damaged but no one was hurt.

The fire started in a computer room and an electrical fault is currently suspected as the cause.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Chelsea manager having surgery
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly having surgery on a fractured elbow.

It’s not clear how he picked up the injury.

Mourinho was presented with the Football Writers' Association Tribute Award last night.

He picked up the accolade at a dinner at the Savoy Hotel – hours after their 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester United.

It’s in recognition of his success in his previous spell at Chelsea and at Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Sunday, 19 January 2014

More kids getting special education in Hounslow
Eighty six new places for children with special educational needs will soon be available in Hounslow.

The places will bring the total number of children having specialist education in the borough to 967.

In Hounslow, students with special needs, have increased by 10 % over the last 4 years.

As part of the expansion the council plan to make land available for a new mainstream primary school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Fulham improves housing estates
Three housing estates in Fulham will be given a new lease of life with a £1.6 million investment.

The improvements to Emlyn Gardens, Becklow Gardens and Sulivan Court Estates will include landscaping, play areas, new fencing, and repainting of doors and railings.

The council aims to improve the quality, safety and sustainability of the estates for tenants and leaseholders.

The re-vamp is partially funded through the sale of vacant council owned properties that were too costly to maintain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Residents voice a need for better parking in Sutton
One in three people living in Sutton are dissatisfied with the parking in the borough that’s according to those recently questioned.

The residents’ survey, commissioned by Sutton Council, feeds-back peoples’ views on tax-payer funded services.

The latest data on resident satisfaction was compiled after 1,031 people were questioned during October and November last year.

The borough-wide report also found people want roads and pavements improved and that residents think speeding issues should be addressed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Criminals who go on the run race extra jail time
Criminals who go on the run to avoid being sent back to prison could face harsh punishment under plans announced by the government.

According to Justice Secretary and Epsom & Ewell MP Chris Grayling the proposals will target offenders who have been conditionally released from prison but abscond.

Under current laws there is no additional penalty for criminals who breach their licence conditions.

Absconders could now face an extra two years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am  

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Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

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Chloe Norman
Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

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Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

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Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

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David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

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Sharmeen Ziauddin
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

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John Beesley
John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

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Emily Dexter
Emily is creative and has wide-ranging interests.

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Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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Abby Chitty
Abby is from Southfields and her favourite band of all time is The Killers.

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Nick Ellerby
Back in the UK after six years in Brazil, Nick is missing the sun. He's a big fan of cricket, stand-up comedy and all things radio.

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Katie Waple
Katie presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Michael Maitland-Jones
Michael enjoys reading, swimming and playing songs on guitar.

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Annie Smith
Annie grew up in Molesey. You can often find her cycling (badly) along the tow path by the river in Kingston or walking her dog Scout in Bushy Park.

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