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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Surrey Half Marathon to pass through Woking tomorrow

Over 5 thousand participants are expected to take on the 13.1 mile route which will start and finish in Guildford, but also pass through Woking Town Centre.

Roads will be closed from 8 am and are expected to re-open in Woking around noon.

Four bands will be entertaining spectators at sites in the borough including Victoria Arch and the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Kingfield.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Richmond residents asked for views to help community learning
The views of Richmond’s residents are required by the council.

An online survey is being launched by the council to find out what learning activities people would like to see.

The purpose is to shape the future of the community learning in the borough help decide on a wide range of activities for the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Fight outside Epsom nightclub
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered facial and ankle injuries in a fight outside a night club in Epsom.

Officers were called to the Elements nightclub after reports of a fight between three men and door staff earlier this morning.

Reports suggest that one of the suspects was seen running towards the club brandishing what looked like the length of a drain pipe.

Four men in their twenties have been arrested, one on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and three on suspicion for affray.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Running through Woking
Surrey’s first half marathon is set to fill Woking roads tomorrow.

Over 5,000 participants are expected to take on the 13.1 mile route which will start and finish in Guildford, but also pass through Woking town centre.

Roads will be closed from 8 am and are expected to re-open in Woking around noon.

Four bands will be entertaining spectators at sites in the borough including Victoria Arch and the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Kingfield.

Details of the route can be found at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Mitcham landlord fined for unsafe premises
A Mitcham landlord has been ordered to pay £25,000 in fines and costs for breaking fire safety laws in a case which highlighted the problems of using unsuitable buildings to live in.

This included £5,000 which the Fire Brigade successfully argued should be confiscated from the rent the landlord received.

Irshad Ibrahim pleaded guilty to 10 offences at Kingston Crown Court.

He rented out five bedsits over a car workshop in the Crusoe Road.

A fire safety inspection revealed a number of serious concerns including a lack of escape routes. The Brigade issued a notice preventing the upper part of the building being used for sleeping and evacuated the residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 am  

Croydon has help for social enterprises
Croydon Council is offering help to social enterprises through a scheme called S E Assist.

By joining forces with Legal and General, the Charities Aid Foundation and Coast to Capital Local Economic Partnership, they can offer support with interest free loans, mentoring and expert advice where it is needed.

The scheme will open for applications on Monday. For more information, visit their website at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am  

Friday, 7 March 2014

Purley care home nurse admits theft
A nurse at a care home for the elderly in Purley has been convicted of fraud and theft after he admitted stealing thousands of pounds, using residents’ credit cards.

50 year old Katiso Elliot Tlhabanelo from South Croydon pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation and two counts of theft.

Police were contacted by a 98-year-old woman from the care home in Purley after she had £2,000 appear on a credit card statement, for a card that the victim rarely uses.

Tlhabanelo will be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 pm  

Police appeal to trace family from Tooting

Police are continuing to appeal for help to find a 26-year-old woman and her three children who are missing from Tooting.

Kimberley Richards and her children who are three, one and six months were reported missing on Sunday.

They were last seen at their former address in Tooting Grove.

Kimberley is white and of medium build and sometimes wears loose fitting Islamic dress and a head scarf.

Kimberley used to live in Wales and still has family and friends there. Police believe she may have travelled to South Wales.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

One of our best loved actresses is made a Dame
One of Britain's best loved TV stars has received an honour from the Queen at Windsor Castle.

The Good Life star Penelope Keith was made a Dame Commander for services to the arts and charity.

She played Margo Leadbetter in the series which put Surbiton on the map.

In April 2002, she began a one-year term as High Sheriff of Surrey, where she lives.

She was the third woman to hold the post. She is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Hit show cast reuniting
The cast of Goodness Gracious Me are to be reunited for a one-off special to celebrate 50 years of comedy on BBC2.

The show, which was filmed at Teddington Studios and ended in 2001, helped bring Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar into the limelight.

Producers say the special edition will feature new characters alongside some old favourites.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Fulham winger ruled out for rest of the season
Fulham midfielder Damien Duff could have played his last game for the club.

That’s after he’s been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

His contract expires at the end of the current campaign, and he hasn’t played for the Whites since early February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Free wi-fi for Wandsworth
Wandsworth Council is now offering up to 30 minutes free wi-fi daily for many people living in the borough.

The council says it’s available in Putney, Clapham Junction, Balham, Tooting and Wandsworth.

Council leader Ravi Govindia says it means even those without internet access at home can get online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Second Cyclist Fined On Motorway
A second cyclist’s been penalised for cycling on a motorway in Surrey, a week after another man was fined for the same offence.

Officers received reports of a cyclist, in his late 20s, on the hard shoulder of the M3, southbound from Sunbury at about 1.30pm on Wednesday.

The first cyclist was seen on the hard shoulder of the M25 during morning rush hour on the 25th February.

Both cyclists were following mobile phone apps and were given on the spot fines of £50.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

The Queen Visits A School In Cobham
The Queen’s been shown displays of ‘award-winning’ self-propelling vehicles during a visit to a Surrey school.

She is patron of Reed's School in Cobham, which was celebrating its 200th anniversary yesterday.

Crowds of pupils greeted the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as they were shown around ‘FutureTech’, the school's science, technology and engineering site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

Plane Forced To Turn Back At Heathrow
A plane’s been forced to turn back shortly after taking off at Heathrow Airport with reports of flames coming from one of the engines.

The British Airways flight bound for Lyon, suffered an ‘engine surge’ as it took off at about 9 o clock yesterday evening.

The pilot shut down the faulty engine and the Airbus 3-19 touched down safely - no-one was hurt.

The southern runway was closed for about 16 minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Epsom's MP invites businesses to breakfast
Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling is to hold a business breakfast meeting in his constituency later this month.

The Justice Secretary says it’s an opportunity for local businesses to discuss relevant issues.

The meeting’s scheduled for Friday, March 28th at the Field to Fork Brasserie in Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 am  

Barristers to stage another walkout
Thousands of barristers are to stage a second nationwide walkout at courts in England and Wales over legal aid cuts.

They say there will be 'advice deserts' in the wake of the planned changes to the system announced by the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

The MP for Epsom and Ewell says its part of a plan to slash 220 million pounds from the legal aid budget by 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

Racing back at Sandown today

Racing is back at Sandown Park in Esher today following a very soggy February.

It’s Grand Military Gold Cup Day – an historic event which dates back to 1841.

Money raised will go to SAFFA - which offers support to those in the armed forces and their families.

Michael Ivatt works with the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Nightclub shooter jailed
A man who shot at nightclub bouncers in Lambeth was today jailed for 22-years.

24-year-old Tunde Olutosin fired several times at security staff outside the Fire nightclub in Parry Street on May 19th, after being ejected from the premises.

Nobody was hit during the incident.

He was found guilty at the Old Bailey, of four counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

Police still haven’t recovered the gun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

Kingston's Mayor launches new care home
A number of elderly residents got the chance to look around their brand new home today.

Coombe Hill Manor Care Home in Kingston had its open day.

One of the home’s more senior residents will be Sheila, who is looking forward to its official opening in the summer.

The 94 year old made the decision to leave her current home in Esher so she could be part of a lively community again.

But she says leaving won't be sad, as Coombe Hill Manor is so beautiful.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Man arrested on touch down at Gatwick
A man's been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of training for terrorism overseas.

He was held after getting off a flight from Turkey this afternoon.

We're told the arrest isn't in response to any immediate threat or risk.

The 21-year-old's being questioned at a West London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

Police appealing for witnesses to attempted theft in Weybridge
An angle grinder has been used to try and pry cash from an ATM machine at Weybridge station.

British Transport Police want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the failed cash theft attempt shortly before 3am on Tuesday.

Officers believe the suspect gained access to the machine by breaking a window at the station booking office.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Another cyclist is 'led the wrong way by phone app'
A second cyclist has been penalised for riding on a motorway, a week after another man was fined for cycling on the M25 at Chertsey.

The rider was stopped on the M3 near Sunbury yesterday lunchtime.

As with the first incident, officers were told a cycling phone app was to blame for leading him there.

Both men were given on the spot fines of £50.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Burglary in Esher
Police need help reeling in a burglar in East Esher after fishing rods and electrical goods were stolen last month.

The intruders broke into a house on Riverside Drive, taking off with around 40 fishing rods and electrical items.

Officers have released pictures of the rods to help find the offenders.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Magath looking for fighters
Fulham manager Felix Magath has admitted that he doesn’t care about the team’s style of play.

He says what’s most important for the bottom of the table club is to pick up points.

The German says that creative players like Lewis Holtby may not be what the team needs to avoid relegation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

A school in Cobham has been given the Royal seal of approval
The Queen, accompanied by her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, paid students at Reed’s a visit to celebrate the school’s Bicentenary.

The Royal pair stepped inside the school’s Chapel this morning, where they unveiled a new stained glass window.

They were then treated to a musical performance, met students and the Heads, and viewed a special art exhibition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Teen missing from Tooting

17 year old Monica Saini Singh from Tooting was last seen at approximately 3.15pm on Wednesday the 12th of February when she was travelling home from Sutton.

Monica is 5ft 2ins tall, of slim build with very long brown hair.

It is believed that she is with her boyfriend, 19-year-old Bhart Choda, and that they may have travelled to Peterborough or Birmingham.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 14MIS006074.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

12 minors tasered in Croydon between 2008 and 2012
Taser use against children by the Met Police has risen six-fold over four years, according to campaigners.

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England discovered they were used on 53 minors in 2013, compared to nine in 2008.

Children under the age of 18 were targeted 131 times between 2008 and 2012, including 12 in Croydon and 5 in Wandsworth.

No under 18s were tasered in the same period in Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond or Merton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Twickenham MP Vince Cable accused of making "crass" comment by teaching union
The Business Secretary's accused teachers of knowing 'absolutely nothing about the world of work'.

Vince Cable was heard making the remark at a meeting with UK manufacturers.

The National Union of Teachers has described his comment as 'crass'.

Twickenham’s MP says he was trying to argue some teachers struggled to give pupils advice about apprenticeships - because they've usually gone straight to university.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Visitors Flock To Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens saw a 29% increase in visitor numbers in 2013.

That’s higher than the London average of 8% for outdoor attractions.

Meanwhile, Hampton Court Palace had 7.6% more visitors last year, but RHS Garden in Wisley saw a drop of 1.3%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

Hersham Publicist In Court

Max Clifford has appeared at Southwark Crown Court at the start of his trial accused of a series of indecent assaults.

The 70-year-old from Hersham denies 11 offences against seven victims aged from 14 to 19 between 1966 and 1984.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Sutton Burglary Warning

Police are warning Sutton residents to be wary of cold callers claiming to be from insurance companies offering deals on burglar alarms.

According to reports, fraudsters claim to be 'working with the police' as an excuse to lock you into an expensive maintenance agreement.

Residents are also urged not to let cold callers into their home as fraudsters use this to look around your home for items to steal.

Police advice is to never give out personal bank information nor allow strangers into your home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

Have Your Say On Richmond Villages

You could help shape the future look and feel of Kew, Whitton and Heathfield, by taking part in Richmond Council’s village plans project.

The council has launched an online public consultation, asking people for their opinion on plans for the towns.

A drop-in session will also be held later this month.

The village plans project aims to improve and maintain the character of the areas.

Ideas to do this include tackling the isolation of elderly people and improving green spaces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Parking boost for shops in Ham
Shops in Ham are set to receive a boost following the introduction of 30 minutes free parking in Ham Parade.

It comes after Ham Traders Association told the council that they were finding it hard to compete against bigger businesses.

As part of the plan 5 bays in the parade will be made free for half an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Man charged with attempted murder in Lyne
A man’s been charged with attempted murder in Lyne.

A man in his forties, suffered stab wounds in the car park of a business address in Hardwick Lane last month.

43 year old David Moss from Chelmsford has been remanded in custody and will appear in court later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Cricketers tested for illegal drugs
Every professional cricketer in England and Wales has been "hair tested" for illegal drugs.

It marks a significant increase in the scope of testing in domestic cricket, which employs over 400 players.

Cricket was urged to step up its testing after the death of Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, who died on the railway line at Wimbledon Park in 2012.

Maynard, 23, was struck by a Tube train while drunk and high on drugs.

After his inquest English cricket bosses announced that they planned to step up testing for recreational drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Wallington mother announced as a Mum of the Year winner
A mother from Wallington has been announced as a winner of Tesco Mum of the Year.

Maggie Hughes will be presented with her Achieving Mum award later this month.

She’s campaigned for better victims’ rights after her son Robert was attacked and left for dead while on holiday in Crete in 2008.

She says the lack of support after the attack prompted her to act.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

New role for British Tennis player
British tennis player Ross Hutchins has been appointed the new tournament director of the Queen's Club Championships.

The grass court event in Barons Court is the traditional warm up for Wimbledon.

Hutchins is a doubles specialist, and only recently returned to the professional tour after recovering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Outside of Queen's, he'll continue his playing career as normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Man arrested for drugs offence in Sutton Police crackdown on people driving without insurance
A police operation to crackdown on people driving without insurance yielded some unexpected results.

One driver was arrested for possessing drugs with intent to supply and another for being wanted on warrant.

A number of drivers received fixed penalty notices and others are being summonsed to court for a variety of motoring offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Search for man missing from Putney
Police say they’re concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Putney.

28 year old Marc Hutton hasn’t been seen since leaving his house on Sefton Road on Friday morning.

He’s white, around 6 foot tall and has short dark hair – Marc may also be using crutches following knee surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Hampton residents asked their opinion on improvements
Richmond Council has launched a questionnaire to find out what further improvements could take place in Hampton.

Residents are being invited to have their say by filling in the survey on the council website.

£800,000 has already been spent regenerating the area.

Areas upgraded include Hampton Square, which now boasts new seating and an illuminated water feature.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 pm  

Worst Jams In South West London

We're spending more time stuck in traffic jams, according to traffic information company INRIX.

On average drivers wasted around 30 hours sitting in congestion last year - that's one hour longer than in 2012.
London commuters lost the most amount of time.

The A4 was found to be the worst road for traffic, while the Croydon turn off on the A215 came in third.

Roads in Morden, Chelsea and Chiswick also made the top ten.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Wallington Pub Drug Raid

A pub in Wallington has been temporarily closed as a result of a police drugs raid.

Four men were arrested at the Windmill on Stafford Road on Friday.

A 30 year old was arrested and bailed on suspicion of intending to supply cocaine, while a 46 year old has been charged with possession of the drug.

Two others were given cautions, while a fifth person was given a warning after being caught with cannabis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm  

Men Crash When Distracted

Nearly one in ten drivers has admitted to crashing their cars because they were side-tracked.

That’s according to new research.

Chiswick based driving charity the IAM says the most crash-prone drivers come from London and the South East.

14 % of people in those two regions made the admission.

The most common interruptions include, children in the car, back seat drivers and mobile phone use. Attractive pedestrians were also cited.

Men are nearly twice as likely to crash because of a distraction than women.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm  

Kingston's Conservatives take their ''30 minute free parking'' pledge to London's Mayor

Conservatives in Kingston have taken their campaign to offer 30 minutes free parking to drivers to Boris Johnson.

The party is hoping the move, ahead of May’s council elections, will help strengthen the battle to save the High Street.

Many have complained that lack of parking is killing off local shops.

The move would cost approx £140,000 and includes the cost of changing parking machines to issue free half hour parking tickets, and absorb the loss of income.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Radio Jackie News Pod Now Available

Radio Jackie has launched a new 10 minute podcast of all the day's news for South West London and North Surrey.

You can listen every evening from 6pm.

Simply go to our website and click on the Red Button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Spate of attacks on Cats in Fetcham - can you help locate those responsible?
Police in Fetcham are appealing for information after several reports of cats being deliberately shot at with an air rifle.

It was reported last month that a kitten had already died and several other cats were seriously injured.

Police say: These are appalling acts against defenceless animals and we will do all we can to find those responsible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Kew recycling centre closed for renovation
Kew’s Townmead Reuse and Recycling centre is now closed for renovation.

The central recycling hub in the borough of Richmond will be shut for the next five weeks while the transformations get under-way.

The main focus of the redevelopment is improving the efficiency and accessibility of the site's facilities for both residents and trade customers.

Alternative recycling sites available for residents include Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

The Police Helicopter is currently flying above Wandsworth
The team is searching for a vulnerable man missing since Saturday.

He’s white, 28 years old, with brown hair, of medium build, wearing black croc shoes, shorts, and a blue zip up jacket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

UPDATED: Another use for Tolworth's infamous Greenway?

Police are currently parked up on the Greenway in Tolworth Monday afternoon).

We are awaiting details as to the nature of their investigations.

Police say they cannot comment at this time.

Police have today (Tuesday) issued a statement via Twitter saying they were called after reports of a fight between two men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Esher group raises mammoth total for charity
The 'Esher Friends' Cancer Research Group has successfully raised one million pounds after 37 years of fund-raising.

The committee began back in 1976 and have reached their goal through annual luncheons, bridge dives, quiz suppers and children's clothes sales.

Chairman of Esher Friends Maureen Morton says: It has given us great satisfaction to raise over a million pounds. However, there is still more work to be done.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Petition to stop Co-op store in Thames Ditton
A petition has been organised to stop a pub in Thames Ditton becoming a Co-op store.

The Lamb and Star on Hampton Court Way has been sold by its owners and the Co-op is planning on building on the site.

Peter, who’s helping spread knowledge of the petition, says the pub is an important part of the community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

South East MEP hits out at EU budget
An MEP says she had to make sure her headphones were working correctly when the EU Budget Commissioner asked for more money.

Marta Andreasen, a Conservative MEP for the South East of says it shows a continued disdain for taxpayers’ money.

Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski has asked for 23.4 billion euros to pay for unpaid invoices.

That’s despite him getting a top up of 11.2 billion euros to the budget less than three months ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Walton charity fundraiser to build a hospice

A woman from Walton is trying to raise money to build a hospice in memory of her grandson who died as a baby in hospital.

Pamela Cabannes-Barrall's grandson Sean died after being born with a glucose deficiency.

She says she wouldn't want anyone else to go through what her family had to when he was in hospital.

The next major fundraiser is a charity dinner-dance, A Night on Broadway, at the Hilton in Cobham this Saturday, 8th March. More details are available here.

You can listen to our full interview with Pamela here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Surrey prepares to storm netball event
The Surrey Storm netball team takes on the Hertfordshire Mavericks at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

It’s all part of the Netball London Live event.

Over 2,000 tickets have been sold for the event, breaking last year’s record of 1,067 when Team Bath took on Celtic Dragons.

The aim of the event is to make Netball more popular, while continuing the UK’s Olympics 2012 Legacy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Future of Kingston Hospital uncertain

"Kingston Hospital may become unsustainable under coalition government's ideological plans"

That's according to Labour's parliamentary candidate for Kingston and Surbiton, Lee Godfrey.

He was speaking during a visit to Kingston Hospital last week.

Kingston and Surbtion Labour Party is hosting a "Keep our NHS public" meeting on Tuesday the 1st of April between 7-9pm at the United Reform Church in Eden Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Richmond Theatre to go dark for Earth Hour

On 29 March at 8.30pm Richmond Theatre will be joining forces with thousands of iconic landmarks globally, from Times Square to the Eiffel Tower, as they show their support for the Earth.

Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year.

2013 saw a record-breaking 154 countries join the world’s biggest celebration under the stars.

In the UK over 10 million people took part, sending out a united and symbolic message.

280 of the country’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s, Manchester Old Trafford, Wembley Stadium, Edinburgh Castle and many more joined forces with 3,400 schools and 1,200 businesses to help plunge the UK into darkness.

To celebrate Earth Hour 2014, Richmond will be:

Switching off all non-essential lights in our regional offices, headquarters, and theatres at 8.30pm on the 29th of March for the hour

Encouraging customers and employees to sign up by promoting the event in the theatres
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Chertsey school set for expansion
An infants’ school in Chertsey has been given the go-ahead to expand by 120 pupils.

Lyne and Longcross C of E will turn into a primary school and have 210 pupils by September 2015.

Surrey County Council is investing nearly £330 million to create 13,000 school places over the next five years.

Linda Kenny from the council says the number of new places in Surrey schools has quadrupled since 2010 due to a boom in demand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Monday, 3 March 2014

Boost For Surrey Roads

Surrey County Council’s hopeful it could be in line for extra road repair cash from next year.

It’s as a government reward for giving taxpayers value for money.

Under new plans, councils that spend ‘highways funding’ efficiently, will get a bigger share of the country’s £200 million roads maintenance budget.

Surrey was highlighted as one of two efficient road authorities, when the DfT announced the proposals earlier this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Staines School In Savile Inquiry

A case summary has been sent to prosecutors deciding whether to charge former staff at a school where Jimmy Savile abused girls.

Surrey Police has interviewed more than 100 women who were at Duncroft Approved School in Staines in the 1970s.

It is looking at the scale of Savile's abuse at the now-defunct school and whether employees knew about it at the time.

The summary will be looked at by the CPS before any full case file is sent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

Radio Jackie News Pod Now Available

Radio Jackie has launched a new 10 minute podcast of all the day's news for South West London and North Surrey.

You can listen every evening from 6pm.

Simply go to our website and click on the Red Button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Plaques to be restored in Sutton
Sutton Council has started a programme to renew and restore a number of heritage plaques.

Each plaque pays homage to people of historical importance or to mark the historical value of the surrounding buildings.

The project's expected to be completed in May, beginning with the plaque located in the Grove in Carshalton dedicated to former owner Rector of Carshalton who lived here in 1856.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Feltham's MP speaks out
There continues to be reaction to the Labour party’s plans to change its relationship with trade unions.

Delegates at a special conference on Saturday voted unanimously in favour of an ‘opt-in’ system for new union members – rather than automatic affiliation to the party.

Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra says it was a momentous occasion for the party.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

Lib Dem MEP speaks out
Lib Dem MEP for London, Sarah Ludford, has called for major reforms to the European Arrest Warrant.

She claims the reforms would help to avoid miscarriages of justice and prevent it being used for minor offences.

Previous breaches of the warrant have included the case of Londoner Andrew Symeou, wrongfully detained in a Greek prison for a year.

The European Parliament has backed the reforms. It is now up to the European Commission to act on the proposal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Chiswick based driving group warns of danger of distraction

The IAM is warning drivers about the dangers of distracted driving after research found that nearly one in ten drivers admit to crashing their cars because they were side-tracked.

Our most crash-prone drivers come from London and the South East, where 14% of drivers admitted to distraction crashes.

The most common interruptions are, children in the car, changing the radio channel, back seat drivers and mobile phone use - attractive pedestrians are also cited.

Men are nearly twice as likely to crash because of a distraction as women.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Space thriller filmed at Pinewood Shepperton takes the lead at the Oscars
Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett have won top acting honours at the Academy Awards.

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave picked up the coveted best picture Oscar.

Space thriller Gravity, which was shot at Pinewood Shepperton, won seven trophies including the best director award for Alfonso Cuaron.

He spent some five years making the film - and speaking during the AMPAS production - paid this tribute.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Mental Health Conference In Surbiton School
Pupils from Kingston secondary schools will take part in a conference to highlight mental health issues amongst teenagers.

Around 100 students from ten schools will take part and will be invited to become mental health ambassadors for their schools

It’s designed to increase students’ awareness of common mental health issues in teenagers such as eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

The Hollyfield School in Surbiton will host the event on Friday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Fight to Save St Helier Hospital continues

The Save the NHS choir will be out in force in Sutton on Sunday.

It will be supporting the "Keep Our St Helier Hospital campaign" (KOSHH).

There will be a performance by the choir (as seen in clip above last year at Liverpool St Station).

All those interested in taking part in the event aimed at drawing attention to the plight of the hospital in Carshalton, are asked to meet outside Sutton Station at 1pm.

They will then proceed on a 'mystery tour' of the shopping area of Sutton.

Although the controversial BSBV review has been pulled, it was announced last month that St Helier has also lost £219 of investment that was supposed to redevelop the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

New Care Home to open in Coombe

A brand new care home will open its doors on Thursday to give people a chance to see how building work is coming along.

Coombe Hill Manor, in Coombe Lane West, is due to open to its first residents in June.

However, Thursday's event between 11am and 2pm is a chance for prospective residents to see what's on offer, and also for anyone who wants to go and see how the land just off the A3 has been transformed.

It will feature 94 private apartments that vary from studios through to one- and two-bedroom suites.

A specialist dementia suite has also been included in the plans, designed especially to offer unique support for individuals requiring specialist dementia care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Calls for Lollipop Lady to be honoured

An 86-year-old lollipop lady is being backed to receive national recognition from the Queen after 48 years of dedicated service.

Florence Adams has been in her job outside St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls in Carshalton for nearly half a century.

Last week Sutton Council honoured Florence at the annual Sutton Community Awards for keeping the borough safe.

The community award sparked a subsequent campaign calling for her recognition on a national level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Police Officers 'Show Some Love' In Sutton
A mother of four children, who was forced to leave her home through domestic cruelty, has received a bag of bed linen and a big box of toys.

The gifts were among many donated by police officers and staff in Sutton, following a ‘Show some love’ appeal designed to coincide with Valentine’s Day.

The appeal was designed to help families who have to flee their homes to escape abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Burglary In Hersham
Surrey Police is appealing for information following a burglary at a home in Hersham.

It’s understood the robbers forced entry through a window of the house in West Grove, at some time between last Tuesday evening and Thursday morning.

At this stage of the investigation it’s believed that a quantity of cash has been taken.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

London Mayor Wants Action Against Radicalisation
Boris Johnson has said that Muslim children who risk radicalisation by their parents should be taken into care.

Writing in his weekly Daily Telegraph column, the London mayor said such children were victims of child abuse.

He warned that some young people were being "taught crazy stuff" similar to the views expressed by the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

And he added there was a need to be "stronger and clearer in asserting our understanding of British values".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

Chertsey Meads by-election set for March 13
It’s been confirmed that Thursday March 13th will be polling day for the Chertsey Meads ward by-election.

Polling stations will be located at St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Chertsey Hall and Meadowcroft County Infant School.

Runnymede Council’s Returning Officer Paul Turrell said despite requests he is unable to delay the election because of the recent floods.

The by-election was called after a notice of casual vacancy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Pedestrian injured in Carshalton identified
A pedestrian injured in a car accident in Carshalton on Saturday has been identified.

He’s an 80-year-old man from Carshalton.

The incident happened in Acre Lane at about 4.15pm.

The man remains in hospital in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

Youth accused of Hayes murder
A youth previously accused of conspiracy to cause GBH in connection with the murder of Paul Thrower in Hayes will now appear at court accused of his murder.

The 16-year-old boy will appear at Uxbridge Youth Court today with a 17-year-old boy also accused of Mr Thrower's murder in St Dunstans Close, on Thursday February 20.

Another youth, a 17-year-old, has also been accused of the murder.

He’ll appear at Isleworth Crown Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 am  

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Teenager missing from Carshalton
UPDATE: Bayo Adetunji returned home safely on Sunday, 2 March.

Police are concerned about the whereabouts of a teenager who’s missing from his home in Carshalton.

19 year old Bayo Adetunji was last seen on Tuesday night.

He left saying he felt stressed due to pressure of college exams and went to a friend's address in Wandsworth.

He left there and went to Balham looking for somewhere to stay the night and hasn’t been seen since.

Police don’t know if he has any money or access to money and his mobile phone is switched off.

Bayo, who has been studying at South Thames College in Merton, is 5ft 7 and of athletic build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Wildlife rangers tweeting from Chobham
Wildlife rangers in Chobham are using social media to share photos and footage of what they see while working in the county’s nature reserves.

Surrey Wildlife Trust has issued smartphones to four rangers who can now tweet from the field.

The aim of the scheme is get young people interested in nature and share some of the amazing wildlife spotted on site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Thames Water super sewer in Fulham
Thames Water has been refused more time to answer Government questions, about the proposed super-sewer it hopes to build in Fulham.

The company was asked how it plans to control the impact of noise if the proposal to build in Carnwath Road is approved.

Thames water says it needs to spend longer investigating how it will deliver mitigation in the project.

The council says there are at least 2,500 people living very close to the site and people are concerned about 24/7 noise and dust pollution that is expected to last for 8 years if the plan is approved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Biggest British council tax cut in Fulham
Britain’s biggest council tax cut has been agreed in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Bills will be cut by 3% from April bringing the cost to a B and D taxpayer down to £735.

The cut was agreed in last week's annual Budget meeting and means council tax will be 20% lower than it was eight years ago.

The council has made the reductions by sharing management posts with neighbouring boroughs and reforming the way front-line services are delivered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Government business scheme praised
A woman from Hersham is reaping the rewards of the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance scheme.

The initiative provides money and support via job centres to those wanting to start up their own business.

54 year old Penny Standing has reinvented herself as a virtual PA, after she was twice made redundant.

She says age can be a barrier, but not for people who are working for themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Two more arrested after a man is murdered in Hayes
Police investigating the murder of a man in Hayes have charged two more youths in connection with his death.

46 year old Paul Thrower was found stabbed to death after police were called to a disturbance at a flat in St Dunstans Close at around 9:30 on the evening of the 20th of February.

A 17 year old male has been charged with murder, while a 16 year old male has been charged with conspiracy to cause GBH with intent.

Both have been remanded to appear at Uxbridge Youth Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 am  

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