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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Missing man and woman found

A high risk man from Hounslow who went missing has been found safe and well.

59-year-old Daljit Mohain was last seen at his home address at around midday today.

He said he was going for a walk but did not return as expected at 1 o’clock.

However Mr Mohain returned home around half past nine this evening.

And a missing woman has been found this evening in Sutton just after six pm – Julie Quilter disappeared on June the 4th from Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

Blind man tricked in Croydon
An 81 year old blind man has been tricked into handing over £160 pounds to a doorstop caller in Croydon.

It was after a man offered to repair his roof tiles which he said were coming loose.

The suspect called at the residents address in Beddington Lane, last Tuesday around a quarter past three in the afternoon.

Because of his disability, the victim was unable to provide a description of the man, only that his name was Gavin from ‘The Plough’.

Anyone with information should contact Sutton police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Missing man from Hounslow
Police are appealing for assistance to help find a high risk missing man from Hounslow.

59-year-old Daljit Mohain was last seen at his home address at around midday today.

He said he was going for a walk but did not return as expected at 1 o’clock.

He is an Asian male, of skinny build with grey, receding hair and a grey moustache, and is about 5ft 9inches tall.

He was last seen wearing a plain navy blue fleece, black jogging bottoms and white trainers.

Anyone who has seen Daljit or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Hounslow Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Sidwell confirms Fulham exit
Steve Sidwell has confirmed that he’s left Fulham.

The 31-year-old midfielder joined the Whites in 2011 from Aston Villa, but was unable to agree a new contract after the club’s relegation.

He posted on Twitter that he’ll always have Fulham in his heart, and that he wishes them every success
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Criminal gang sentenced to over 54 years in prison
A gang of seven people who supplied firearms and ammunition have been sentenced to a total of over 54 years in prison.

The gang’s ringleaders, Paul Alexander and Carl Gordon, met at Swaleside prison in Kent where they were serving life sentences.

Alexander pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply firearms with intent to danger life and was sentenced to 16 years, while Gordon is to be sentenced at a later date.

Other sentences include 10 years in prison for 28-year-old David Joseph of Wandsworth prison who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply firearms and ammunition.

26-year-old Emma Jones from Uxbridge was found guilty of conspiracy to supply firearms and possession of a firearm and was sentenced to seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Costa could join Chelsea because of his agent
Diego Costa is set to join Chelsea because of a clause contact with his agent.

That’s according to Spanish sports paper Marca.

It says that in his contract with agent Jorge Mendes, there’s a clause that will fine him millions of euros if he doesn’t join the Blues.

The paper claims Costa would like to stay at Atletico Madrid for another year, but that Chelsea will buy Filipe Luis and Tiago from Atletico to help him settle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Planning ensures smooth Derby
Surrey Police says that its planning helped to ensure that the Epsom Derby passed without major incident.

By 7pm, only five arrests were made, which it says is a very small number, given the crowds of approximately 120,000.

The race was won by Favourite Australia, trained by Aiden O’Brien.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Richmond Council increases pothole budget
Richmond Council has announced its budget for pothole and pavement repairs is one of the largest in London.

That’s after the Council’s Lead Member for Finance has said that he’ll ask for another quarter of a million pounds for the maintenance programme.

The total figure now stands at 1.85 million pounds.

The Council says the money will pay for repairs during the summer and autumn months before snow and ice set in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

McLaren pair 9th and 12th in qualifying
Nico Rosberg has pipped Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying quickest for the Canadian F1 Grand Prix.

It's the second race in a row the German has claimed pole.

Between them, the pair have won all six races staged this season.

Woking-based McLaren’s Jenson Button was 9th fastest, with his team mate Kevin Magnussen in 12th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

Missing woman from Croydon found

Police are appealing for help in finding a woman missing from Croydon.

49-year-old Julie Quilter was last seen at her home on Wednesday.

She’s white, with shoulder length blonde hair and a fringe. She is 5 ft 1 inch tall and of slim build.

Anyone with information should call Croydon Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Mole Valley businesses missing out
If you are running a business in the Mole Valley then you could be wasting a thousand pounds a year.

54% of businesses in the area have not claimed a new tax relief they`re entitled to.

The council say they've written to people.

It’s thought that 1800 business properties are currently paying a more than they should.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Noisy libraries in Merton
Merton wants you to make more noise in libraries, or at least at this particular event.

The borough is encouraging blind and partially sighted people to visit their local library with a number of sensory focused events.

The aims to improve access for everyone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Derby Day at Epsom
It’s Derby Day at Epsom today.

The favourite for the race is Australia, trained by Aiden O’Brien.

Clerk of the Epsom Downs racecourse, Andrew Cooper says they’ve had to work for a while on getting the course ready.

You can listen to our full interview with Andrew here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Advice on Putney Bridge closure
People in Putney and Fulham will have an opportunity find out more about travel arrangements in the area when Putney Bridge closes on the 14th July for repairs.

Council staff will be available between 1 and 8 pm on the 11th of June at St Mary’s Church on Putney Bridge to answer questions.

The Grade II listed bridge needs urgent repairs to replace the waterproof membrane which protects the internal structure.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross, but buses will be operating a shuttle service from both ends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 am  

Man charged over Battersea fires
An 18 year old man has been charged with two counts of arson in connection with two fires at a housing block in Battersea.

The man was arrested after police studied CCTV evidence.

He’ll appear in Court next month.

Although the fires were small, Councillor Paul Ellis said Wandsworth Council has an ‘absolute zero tolerance’ on anti-social behaviour on its housing estates.

Help and advice is available for victims of anti-social behaviour from the town hall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 am  

Friday, 6 June 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Pensioner tricked in Sutton
A 96 year old man from Sutton was tricked by a bogus builder to withdraw £650 from his bank.

It was for guttering work that wasn’t even started.

The trickster called at the victim’s address off Clensham Lane last Thursday just before 11am.

Saying that he was working on a property next door and he noticed the resident’s guttering and facia was in need of repair.

He then persuaded the victim to drive to his bank in Sutton High Street to withdraw the money while he waited nearby.

Anyone with information should contact Sutton police or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Hammersmith restaurant stops serving rabbit after animal cruelty claims
A restaurant in Hammersmith has stopped serving rabbit dishes after it was claimed the animals were being subjected to cruelty.

Los Molinos, along with two other restaurants stopped buying the meat after cutting contact with their suppliers.

It was after a two year investigation carried out by charity Animal Equality.

It went undercover at four slaughterhouses and 72 farms in Spain.

The charity is taking legal action against the slaughterhouses investigated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

David Cameron says world leaders should set aside their differences

It’s on what he describes as the "incredibly moving" 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The Prime Minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin are attending a service at Sword Beach in Normandy, alongside the Queen.

Earlier - a ceremony was held in Bayeux to honour the fallen.

Defence Secretary, and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond was there and has been talking to veterans.

Picture: Surrey Police Ceremonial Association in Normandy, France for the 70th D - Day anniversary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Problems at Heathrow
British air passengers are facing delays following a Europe-wide computer problem affecting luggage.

At Heathrow, some flights are leaving late, with passengers facing the possibility of having to fly without their hold luggage.

British Airways is one of the many airlines affected - and say they're doing all they can to minimise disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Hammersmith policewoman pleads guilty to breach of the data protection act
A Met police officer based at Hammersmith and Fulham has pleaded guilty to the breach of data protection act.

39 year old trainee detective constable Sadaf Bhatti pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching the act.

She was fined £1000 for each charge as well as a surcharge of £185 in costs.

The offences occurred between the 24th of August 2012 and the 29th of April 2013 – where she used the MPS systems for personal use.

She currently remains on restricted duties pending a misconduct investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

C'mon England . . . . Bring Back The Roar!

Two brothers are hoping their World Cup anthem Bring Back the Roar will spur the England team to victory.

Unsigned band Sound Champion is made up of former Eastenders actor Neil McDermott and his brother Kevan, who sings lead vocals.

The video was shot using volunteers in Sutton and Cheam, with
dance moves inspired by famous footballers.

It is also raising money for children’s charity SPARKS which supports medical research for babies and young children.

Neil says the football songs of yesteryear are great, but we need something fresh.

To download the single, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

Prolific burglar is jailed

A prolific burglar has been sentenced to a total of seven years in prison after a string of burglaries in pubs across London and for assaulting a landlord trying to defend his own pub.

39 year old Michael Ryan was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court earlier.

On November the 13th, the victim, a man in his forties, was sleeping in his accommodation above the pub he managed in Croydon, when he heard a noise and went downstairs to check the premises.

Once downstairs in the pub, he was confronted by two men, one of whom was Michael Ryan; both suspects were trying to break into the fruit machines with a sledge hammer and a spade.

The victim tried to stop them but was hit over the head with the spade.

The entire incident was captured on CCTV and crime scene officers later lifted blood and DNA belonging to Michael Ryan from the premises.

Ryan was arrested for aggravated burglary at an address in Islington after extensive police enquiries.

He was charged and pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court.

When interviewed, he admitted to five offences, all related to burglaries in pubs across in Bromley, Hornchurch, Barnet, Croydon and Islington.

Ryan told officers he needed the money from fruit machines to fund his heroin and cocaine addiction.

Ryan also admitted to taking part in several other burglaries across in pubs in Colindale, North Finchley, Woodford Green, Croydon, Lambeth, Eltham, Petts Wood, Sidcup, Norwood, Paddington, Golders Green, Upminster, Romford, Hornchurch, Southend-on-Sea, Sutton and Middlesex which were taken into consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Former Heathrow police officer sentenced
A former Met Police officer has today pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct in public office.

48-year-old Timothy Edwards was based at Heathrow Airport, and was charged in February this year.

He's been sentenced to two years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Essential refurbishment to Twickenham High Street’s multi-storey car park is near completion
The work to Arragon Road Car Park will improve access and safety.

Next week the remaining work on levels one and two, the entry and exit levels, will be completed.

This means there will be a reduction in the number of parking spaces available on these levels.

In order to avoid undue disruption, work will be mostly take place after 6pm but any noisy work will stop at 10pm.

Drivers are encouraged to consider alternative parking available in Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Officers need your help after a burglary in Ashtead

Officers from Surrey Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in Ashtead.

It’s after a number of high value items were stolen including watches, jewellery and carriage clocks.

The burglary happened between 7am and 6pm on Monday 26th May.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Police Continue To Appeal After Hit and Run in Burgh Heath

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a 13 year old girl was knocked down near to Asda on Thursday May the 15th.

The incident happened at around 3.15pm, after victim Chelsea had left school and was walking to meet her mother.

She sustained injuries to her back and arm, but is now back at school.

Officers are looking for the driver of a dark pick up truck seen in Tattenham Way shortly before.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number P14140905 / C15138

Chelsea's Grandmother Christine was one of the first on the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Teachers continue on picket line at Lambeth College
Teachers at a college in Clapham are on the picket line for a fourth day.

They've held a solidarity rally at Lambeth College today.

Members of the University and College Union walked out on Tuesday and vowed not to return until the ongoing dispute is sorted.

Staff are angry over what they call the erosion of terms and conditions associated with their contracts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Post-mortem on boy who died in Chertsey reveals cause of death
A post-mortem on a seven-year-old boy who died in floods in Chertsey has revealed the cause of death was carbon monoxide intoxication.

Zane Gbangbola died in hospital in February and his father Kye remains paralysed from the waist down.

An inquest into Zane's death will be carried out in due course by the Surrey Coroner.

A petrol-driven pump was seized from Zane's home at the time of his death.

Police are carrying out investigations to establish whether the company that provided it should face any criminal charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

AFC Wimbledon moving closer to returning to Plough Lane
AFC Wimbledon have been given the green light to proceed with a planning application for a new stadium at Plough Lane.

An independent inspector’s report has confirmed that the site could be used for “Sporting Intensification”.

The endorsement of Merton Council’s proposed designation of the site means that the Dons can now take the next steps towards submitting a planning application for a stadium there.

Chief Executive Erik Samuelson has described the report as “a significant moment” in their plans to return to Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Weekend's Surrey Cricket League
In this weekend’s Surrey Cricket League, it’s top versus bottom in the Premier League.

Bottom of the table Old Royalists host unbeaten Clapham Xaverians in Tolworth.

Meanwhile, fellow unbeaten team Wandsworth travel to Surrey Seamers in New Malden.

Also in New Malden, in division 1, third-from-top Economicals take on third-from-bottom Croydon Lions.

In Division 2, Ottershaw & Hamm Moor will hope to preserve their 100% record as they travel to Burgh Heath, who’ve only won 1 game so far.

And in the pick of the matches in Division 3, West Byfleet are looking to get their first win of the season at Ham & Petersham A.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

Female colleagues win compensation for sexual harassment claims

Female sales executives have won a big pay out over their boss who sexually harassed them in their Mayfair office.

53 year old Darren Scott was fixated by 24 Diana Nicholl-Pierson’s breasts and openly groped them, a tribunal found.

He also fondled another colleague, 29 year old Anna Mazover and accused her of wrongly being a sex worker.

The tribunal partially upheld the woman’s claims of sexual harassment and victimisation against the company Entico and Scott but rejected their sex and race discrimination claims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am  

Help for carers in Hounslow
Did you know that one in eight people are currently carers, and three in five of us will be a carer at some point in our lives?

Because of this, Hounslow council is offering advice and information about financial support available.

It is also arranging time out and short breaks for carers and the person they look after.

As part of Carers Week, the council is also holding its annual Carers Event Day next Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

Hacking into Milly Dowler's phone may have led to deletion of messages
The jury has heard that hacking into Milly Dowler’s phone may have led to her voicemail messages being deleted.

Summing up for a second day of the hacking trial, Mr Justice Saunders said that claims that the News of the World deliberately deleted messages were “not true.”

He added that claims that the deleted messages gave the Walton schoolgirl’s parents false hope were wrong.

All defendants in the trial deny the allegations against them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Contaminated food supplement sent to 22 different hospitals
It’s emerged the suspected contaminated batch of a food supplement, linked to the death of a baby, was sent to 22 different hospitals.

14 others fell ill, including a baby at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

One newborn died from blood poisoning at St Thomas' Hospital in London after being infected by a suspected contaminated drip.

Public Health England says it's "fairly confident" that the problem has been contained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

New signing for Quins
Harlequins have signed Fijian international back Aseli Tikorotuma.

He’ll arrive at the Twickenham Stoop in August when his contract at the Waikato Chiefs comes to an end.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Free lunch at Lambeth College
It seems there is such a thing as a free lunch.

The Principal at Lambeth College in Clapham is offering meals to any staff prepared to work through the forthcoming strike.

Members of the University and College Union walked out on Tuesday and vowed not to return until the ongoing dispute is sorted.

Staff are angry over what they call the erosion of terms and conditions associated with their contracts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Fast food restaurant in Wimbledon remains closed
KFC Wimbledon remains closed today for maintenance.

Windows have been covered up with black bin-liners and a sign on the door says the store is closed for "repair work".

However, the closure comes only six days after a rat was reportedly sighted at the fast food restaurant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Quins scrum half picked for England
Harlequins’ scrum half Danny Care has been picked in England's rugby union team to face New Zealand in Saturday's first Test in Auckland - but he could yet miss the match.

The Harlequins scrum-half has been given extra time to recover from a shoulder injury.

Ben Youngs would come in if Care doesn't make it - with Lee Dickson on the bench.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster says the Quins number 9 could still play.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Police in Croydon trying to trace man
Detectives in Croydon have released an image of a man they’re trying to trace.

50-year-old Christopher Henry is wanted in connection with a burglary in Wickham Road.

He has links to the Sutton, Croydon, Lambeth and Bromley areas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead says it is in a desperate situation

Simon Cowell, CEO of the charity, says they have never been so busy.

The foundation, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned wild animals, is currently treating more than 350.

Mr Cowell has appealed for volunteers to come forward to help at the centre.

The centre is having an open day on Sunday the 15th
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

New floodlights for Twickenham
Twickenham Stadium has become the first stadium in Europe to install LED floodlights.

It's hoped the lights will deliver better broadcast quality lighting as well as reducing energy consumption.

Richard Knight, the stadium director, has said that he believes it will improve the viewing experience for fans both at the stadium and at home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Man missing from Surbiton
UPDATE MONDAY 16 JUNE: A body, which police believe is that of Mr Tamosiunas has been found.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 47-year-old man from Surbiton.

Virginijus Tamosiunas was last seen at 9am on Sunday in the Kingston area.

He is described as a white male, 5ft 8" tall, slim build, brown/grey short hair, clothing unknown but may have a dark red or grey bicycle.

He is known to frequent Kingston areas and likes to visit parks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Fulham manager attracting interest
Fulham have already lost 13 first team players this summer, and their manager Felix Magath could soon be the next to depart.

That's according to the Daily Mirror, who claim that Southampton want to make the German the replacement for Mauricio Pochettino.

But it's believed that Fulham have rejected their approach to speak to Magath, who has one year left on his contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Save Our Fire Stations
Spelthorne Council is holding a community meeting today about the recent flooding in the area.

Campaigners ' Save our Services in Surrey' will also be attending.

They aim to put pressure on Surrey County Council to end the plans to cut fire services.

It had been reported that 27 engines could be taken out of service permanently as part of cutbacks.

Protestors will be gathering outside of the leisure centre in Spelthorne to hand out petition sheets in order to gain support for their cause.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Community hospital in Woking ordered to improve
Woking Community Hospital has been ordered to make urgent improvements.

That's after a report from the Care Quality Commisison found that it failed to meet any of the four national standards.

Problems found included patients having to shower in cubicle without a curtain, and nurses having too much work to do in too little time.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS trust, which runs the hospital, says improvements have been made since the inspection in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier's hopes for the weekend
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says he doesn’t think this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix will be a true gauge of where they stand.

He says things will be clearer for the Woking-based team when they return to Austria later this month.

They’re currently sitting in fifth in the constructors’ championship, after six races.

He’s hoping for a problem-free weekend after technical issues in Monaco and in Spain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

Epsom awarded funding to commemorate WW1
The Heritage lottery fund has awarded more than 19 thousand pounds to an Epsom museum to fund projects commemorating WW1.

Bourne Hall museum will create living history tours with guides dressed as soldiers and officers explaining about trench warfare.

There will be a series of exhibitions running through until the end of October.

Councillor Jan Mason says she hopes the activities will highlight the sacrifice made by the 400 people commemorated at the boroughs memorial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Ceremony for Richmond Sixth form centre
A sixth form centre in Richmond is hosting a ceremony this Friday to commemorate a significant point in its construction.

Richmond council will join Christ’s School for a traditional ‘Topping out’ ceremony, which sees the highest beam being fitted to the structure.

The sixth form opens in September on Queen’s road and is part of a school expansion strategy in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 am  

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Free school in Cobham sets to open secondary school site
A free school in Cobham has said its plans to provide secondary education will go ahead in September, after the developer of a new site pulled out.

Cobham Free School has been running as a primary for almost two years and gained government approval for "all-through" status last year.

Cala Homes has pulled out of plans to build new premises, citing problems with the landowner.

The proposals are for land at Chippings Farm off Portsmouth Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Plans for South Norwood independence
Croydon could become part of an independent Scotland.

A referendum will give voters the chance to either join a breakaway Scotland, to leave Croydon and become the Independent People's Republic of South Norwood or to stay as they are.

The poll is being organised by the South Norwood Tourist Board and will take place a week before the official Scotland referendum in September.

Croydon Council are not thought to be taking the poll seriously despite local polling stations being used for the vote.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Schwarzer looks to extend Chelsea career
It looks like Mark Schwarzer could extend his playing career at Chelsea - which would take him past his 42nd birthday.

The Australian goalkeeper claims manager Jose Mourinho is keen for him to stay at the club.

Schwarzer says he's confident things will be sorted out in the "next week or two".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Four injured in West Horsley
Four people have been injured following a head-on collision in West Horsley.

It happened on the Epsom Road just before 8 this morning.

A two-year-old child suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Two men and a young child were also injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

Can you take on the challenge for Beating Bowel Cancer?

Beating Bowel Cancer is recruiting two crews for the Kingston Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race on Sunday the 20th of July.

It is an all-day event, the minimum age for entry is 12 so even children can get involved.

You don’t even need to be experienced as the race is suitable for all fitness levels.

Whether you are an individual who would love to take part or you have team of friends or work mates that want a fun day out, you need to get in touch.

For details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Business Expo returns to Richmond
The Richmond Business Expo is back at Twickenham Stadium this Friday.

It's a chance for business owners and those thinking of setting up their own business in the borough, to get advice and information on how to run a business.

Richmond has weathered the economic storm quite successfully compared to other towns in the UK.

Business leaders say it is partly down to the opportunities available, as well as the help and time invested by networking events like the Expo.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Heathrow will take centre stage at Richmond Theatre on June the 18th
The event is the culmination of a national short-film competition to highlight issues around proposed airport expansion.

The strongest two minute films will be shown at the theatre and judged by a panel including actor Hugh Grant.

The audience will be asked to pick an overall winner, who will receive a significant cash prize.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Heathrow Express Workers On Strike
Rail workers on the Heathrow Express service have gone on strike in a row over cuts.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union walked out for 24 hours from three o clock this morning.

They claim plans to save £6 million over the next five years would threaten 200 jobs and affect conditions.

Heathrow Express has dismissed the strikes as "self-defeating" and say they’ll run regular trains between Heathrow and central London despite the walkout
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Kingston has struggled through the recession like every other town in the UK

That’s the message from the organisers of next Wednesday's Kingston Business Expo.

The event, back for its second year, is a chance for business owners in Kingston to get advice and tips on setting up and day to day running.

Jerry Irving, Chief Executive at Kingston Chamber of Commerce, says small community groups are a lifeline in harsh economic times.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

Man from Sutton charged with historic sex abuse
A man from Sutton has been charged as part of an operation investigating historic sex abuse alleged to have taken place in Barnes.

57 year old Anthony Fuggle has been charged with 11 offences of making indecent images of children and six of possessing indecent images of children.

He is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ court on the 20th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

It’s D – Day in the aviation world as Heathrow’s long awaited Terminal 2 reopens to the public

Lucy Mayer brings us this special report.

Richard Wilson's sculpture Slip Stream greeted passengers this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 am  

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Man questioned over murder of Claygate family in the Alps has been found dead

A former French soldier questioned over the murder of three members of a Claygate family in the French Alps has been found dead.

The unnamed 50 year old is suspected of committing suicide after leaving a seven page note saying he was left feeling “disturbed” by police questioning.

Saad Al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal and mother-in-law Suhaila al-Allaf, along with French cyclist Sylvain Mollier were all shot in a scenic lay-by near Chevaline in 2012.

The Al-Hilli couple's daughters survived the attack and are currently in the care of surviving family.

No one has ever been charged with the murders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

RNLI Chiswick rescues man in water at Kew
The RNLI Lifeboat crew from Chiswick station plucked a man from the Thames who had been clinging to a rowing oar held out to him by a passer-by.

The lifeboat moved into a position where the crew could take hold of the man in the water.

He was taken to the stern of the lifeboat and brought aboard. He was very cold and shaken.

The lifeboat moved to a pier just upriver of Kew Bridge where London Ambulance Service personnel came aboard and took over responsibility for the casualty's treatment.

After a period of warming and calming he was taken ashore on foot where he was transferred to an ambulance.

Details of the rescue yesterday evening have only just been made public.

Chiswick RNLI Lifeboat is the second busiest in the UK and Ireland. Since starting service in 2002, crews have attended more than 2,400 incidents and rescued more than 1,200 people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Surrey Death Inquest

An inquest has heard the death of a former Surrey detective who hanged himself at Lewes Prison was inevitable.

36 year old Peter Foster was jailed for life for murdering his partner, fellow officer Heather Cooper, in 2011.

The 33-year-old was killed at the couple's home in Haslemere and dumped in a shallow woodland grave.

The inquest heard that a month after he was sentenced, and just days after checks on him were reduced to hourly, he was found dead.

Foster's friend Jonathon Carver said not being able to see his children after his arrest had a "profound effect on him".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Battersea Cyclist named

The victim of a fatal accident in Vauxhall has been named.

A lorry and cyclist collided just before 7 o'clock yesterday morning in Parry Street.

The male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as 52 year old Tafsir Butt from Battersea.

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Father speaks out
The father of a seven-year-old boy who died in floods in Chertsey says he believes the authorities are trying to stop him finding out what happened.

Zane Gbangbola died in hospital in February and his father Kye remains paralysed from the waist down.

The family's solicitors say it was an "apparent chemical poisoning" possibly caused by contaminated floodwater.

Surrey County Council says it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment on the cause of death at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Wimbledon Business Warning
Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Sewer Works Update
It was only yesterday that Kingston Council announced roadworks would over run by a week, finishing on Monday.

We have today found out that the works, which have been causing delays on Penrhyn Road and throughout Kingston, will be finished in time for Thursday morning's rush hour.

The road is due to reopen at 6am.

We'll keep you fully updated in our travel reports until then.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

TfL seeking High Court Ruling
Transport for London’s seeking a High Court ruling on the legality of an app which calculates the costs of taxi journeys.

It’s after London cabbies have complained about the app, Uber, which calculates the fee and then dispatches a ‘background-checked’ private driver.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association is saying it contravenes laws that allow only black cabs to have meters.

TfL said it doesn’t believe Uber infringes the law and hopes to stop the taxi drivers planned protest next week which threatens traffic chaos.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Frimley Death Update
Surrey Police has passed a file to the coroner following the sudden death of an 86 year old man at a doctor's surgery in Frimley.

Police and emergency services were called to reports of a firearm discharging within the building, just before 11 yesterday morning.

The pensioner who was from the area was pronounced dead at the scene – his death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

The Deputy Prime Minister has been pulling pints with Twickenham's MP this lunchtime

He’s been meeting with Business Secretary and MP for Twickenham, Vince Cable.

Mr Cable today pledged his support for the Lib Dem leader in their first appearance together since the alleged attempt to oust Mr Clegg last week.

Lord Oakeshott resigned from the party after admitting he commissioned research suggesting the party could do better without the leader.

Nick Clegg denied today’s event at The Queen’s Head in Soho - about new rights for pub landlords - was staged as a deliberate show of unity.

The Business Secretary Vince Cable spoke about new rights for pub landlords, housing and party unity.

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Police in Croydon have warning for troublemakers during the World Cup
Police in Croydon are warning people to stay away if they’re thinking of causing trouble during the World Cup.

There will be additional officers on patrol and standby on matchdays with the aim of keeping fans safe.

Landlords will also be using plastic glasses and having extra door staff during the tournament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Supermarket manager suing for wrongful dismissal
A Sainsbury’s manager is suing the supermarket for £139,000.

47-year-old Colin Adesokan is claiming he was wrongfully dismissed when he was fired from his regional manager job last year.

He was sacked after he allegedly tried to rig an internal feedback survey.

That was after an email signed by him, advising that only the most enthusiastic employees filled in the survey was sent from a colleague’s account.

Mr Adesokan denies that store managers in Fulham, Putney and Kingston were influenced by the email.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Boateng leaves Fulham
Derek Boateng has left Fulham to sign for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano.

The Ghanian midfielder signed for the Whites last summer fron Dnipro in Ukraine.

He soon fell out of favour, playing only 3 times in the Premier League and never featuring under Felix Magath.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Met Police warning for those with a football banning order
With less than 10 days until the World Cup, the Met Police is sending out a warning to anyone who’s subject to a football banning order.

Today is the final day for those on banning orders to surrender their passport.

Warning letters were sent out to over 250 people in London reminding them of what they have to do under the banning order.

190 of them are required to hand their passports in, and on day one, 50% of them did so.

Chief Superintendent Colin Morgan has warned that those who fail to surrender their passports before 7 o'clock tonight could face imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Police Investigate Sex Offences In Chelsea and Hammersmith
Police are investigating a linked series of sex offences in Chelsea.

One suspect’s thought to have made four separate assaults on different women in the second half of April.

In each case the man approached a woman either walking alone or with a dog; grabbed them, sexually assaulted them or was verbally abusive.

He targeted women in their teens or twenties – and struck in the daytime and evening, in Chelsea and Hammersmith.

The suspect’s described as black, around 5ft 6 and aged between 25 to 30 with a London accent and short hair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Frank Lampard's brought the curtain down on his record breaking career with Chelsea
The attacking midfielder will leave Stamford Bridge, when his contract expires this summer, with the club's highest ever goals total and with 11 major trophy successes.

His England team-mate James Milner says all the younger members of the national squad look up to Lampard.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

New sponsor for Quins

Harlequins have announced today that sponsorship agreement with Etihad Airways won’t be renewed.

Etihad have been on the front of Quins shirts since 2007, but their current contract ends at the end of the month.

Quins say they hope to announce a number of new commercial deals in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

One of the Tube's oldest trains retires
One of the Tube’s oldest trains reaches the end of the line today.

The last of the C-stock trains on the Edgware Road to Wimbledon branch will take commuters to and from work for the final time.

The trains operated on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and District Lines for over 40 years.

But they’ve now been replaced by more modern, walk-through, air-conditioned trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Surgery Wall Rammed In Ewell
A parked car’s been rammed into a wall of a doctor’s consulting room in Ewell.

The stationary Ford Focus was hit from behind by a Jaguar yesterday morning in the surgery car park on Chessington Road.

The wall of the Fitznell’s Manor Surgery was made unsafe and Surrey Fire and Rescue cordoned off the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Possible Slowing Down For London House Prices
There are signs that activity in the housing market might be starting to moderate according to the Nationwide Building Society.

House prices in May rose by just over half of the rise seen in April

The May slowdown could be linked to the introduction of tougher questions in the mortgage application process.

Or, as the Nationwide chief executive suggests, it could be a natural correction leading to a slowing down in the market place, especially in London
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

University of Surrey ranked in top six universities
The University of Surrey has today been ranked in the top six UK universities in this year’s Guardian’s league table.

It climbed from eighth to sixth place, with over 90% of students being satisfied with their course.

Royal Holloway is in 36th place, while St Mary’s in Twickenham is in 96th.

Kingston is ranked 99th, and Roehampton sits 1 place behind, in 100th out of 116 universities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Groves vows to return 'bigger, better and stronger'
George Groves has vowed to return ‘bigger, better and stronger’ after his defeat to Carl Froch.

The boxer from Hammersmith was knocked out by Froch in his IBF and WBA title bid at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Groves has admitted he left the target open and Froch was able to take full advantage of that.

But he says he has no doubt he will be world champion sooner rather than later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Commendations For Crocus Ward
A ward run by South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust has been praised by a Kingston Safety and Quality Manager.

Crocus Ward at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting was commended after two unannounced inspections, on its cleanliness and high standards of care.

The reports stated the elderly men and women there who all have mental health conditions such as dementia, appeared happy and well cared for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

New Rights Promised For Pub Landlords
Pub landlords are to get new rights protecting them from unfair treatment at the hands of big pub owning companies.

Business secretary and MP for Twickenham, Vince Cable together with the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg are announcing plans for a new statutory code.

They say many publicans are struggling to make a living, with more than half of those tied to big firms earning less than the minimum wage
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

London Black Cabbies Up In Arms Over New App
Transport for London’s seeking a High Court ruling on the legality of an app which calculates the costs of taxi journeys.

It’s after London cabbies have complained about the app - Uber, which calculates the fee and then dispatches a ‘background-checked’ private driver.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association is saying it contravenes laws that allow only black cabs to have meters..

TfL said it doesn’t believe Uber was infringing the law but taxi drivers are planning a protest next week which threatens traffic chaos.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Monday, 2 June 2014

Man takes inappropriate film of a woman at Gunnersbury Underground Station.

The British Transport Police is appealing for help after a man was seen taking inappropriate footage of a woman at Gunnersbury Underground station.

The incident happened on Friday 16th May at around 9am.

As the woman walked up the stairs to leave the station she was told by another passenger, that a man walking behind her had been using his phone to take inappropriate film of her.

The witness confronted the man but he walked off.

Anyone with information should contact the Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 pm  

Businesses in Wimbledon warned about TV licenses
It’s a massive event in the sporting calendar, but businesses in Wimbledon are being told they could miss out on the action if they’re not careful.

TV licensing says if workplaces are planning on showing the sporting event live on tvs, tablets or smartphones, they need to be properly licensed.

Of course, it’s not just the tennis this affects. Any sporting event must be properly paid for if it is to be streamed live to staff or customers.

This summer is set to be one of our busiest yet when it comes to sport with The World Cup, The Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon, Tour de France and the London Surrey 100.

Although your home TV license covers you to watch live TV on equipment away from your address you can only do so if that equipment is powered by batteries.

Once you plug it into the mains in your office, you need to pay a new fee for that premises.
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Button admits McLaren far from where they want to be
McLaren’s Jenson Button admits the Woking-based team are far from where they want to be at the moment.

They currently sit fifth in the constructor’s championship, after six races.

But Button does say they’ve been developing positively throughout the season so far.

He’s looking forward to the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend, on a track in Montreal that he says produces great Formula 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Sewer works misery continues in Kingston
Disruptive roadworks in Kingston will now be in place until Sunday – which means they will over - run by a week.

Massive delays have been caused by sewer works on Penryhn Road near Kingston College.

Kingston council says it’s doing “everything it can” to minimize disruption in the town centre.

We’ll keep you fully updated in regular travel bulletins throughout the period, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Surbiton rowing success
The British rowing team won Gold and set a new European record in the European Championships this weekend in Belgrade.

Surbiton's Mohamed Sbihi, Guildford's George Nash, Molesey's Andy Triggs Hodge and Alex Gregory brought home the win in Yesterday's final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Update: Tennis
Andy Murray has just started his fourth round match at the French Open tennis - as he aims for a place in the quarter-finals.

The Wimbledon champion is up against 24th seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain.

Rafael Nadal dropped just four games as he cruised into the last eight.

The highest seed in the women's draw, Simona Halep, is also through.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Epsom Town centre criticised for traffic
The most negative aspect of Epsom Town Centre is the level of traffic congestion.

That’s according to a survey of nearly 1500 people carried out by Epsom & Ewell council.

They also felt the most positive aspects of the town centre was the Ashley Centre and the monthly farmers’ markets.

Councillor Neil Dallen says the borough is currently discussing plans to lower the level of traffic in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Is the BSBV back in another form?

The NHS has announced a new five year healthcare strategy for services in SW London.

It follows the scrapping of the controversial Better Services Better Value (BSBV) review.

The aim of the new review is to cut health care costs and improve the quality of care at our hospitals.

A draft of the new programme, The South West London Collaborative Commissioning, was published this morning by Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Groups.

It will be discussed for approval at a number of public meetings over the next few weeks.

Statement from the Keep Our St Helier Hospital Campaign

The threat to South West London hospitals, including St Helier Hospital, has not gone away despite the Epsom-St Helier Chief Executive, Chrisha Alagaratnam and Merton Conservative councillor Oonagh Moulton insisting otherwise during the election campaign. A&E departments and children’s services are under particular threat, say Keep Our St Helier Hospital (KOSHH) campaigners.

South West London Collaborative Commissioning (SWLCC) released a five-year strategy document on behalf of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and it contains some alarming reading.

The strategy document cites a £210m funding gap and £126m worth of savings coming from acute services - that means A&E departments,” says KOSHH campaigner, Georgia Lewis. “How can this be done without making significant cuts? ‘Consolidating services’ is the rhetoric - it just means fewer A&E departments. It has happened at Hammersmith Hospital and it can happen here too.

KOSHH campaigners are also concerned about the lack of transparency by all CCGs in regard to the meeting timings and the short notice for the forthcoming meetings. Croydon and Kingston are both meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1pm while Richmond meets tomorrow at 12.30pm.

"We’d love to see as many members of the public as possible attend CCG meetings so they can ask hard questions and hold CCGs to account but the meetings are always held during the daytime on weekdays,” says KOSHH campaigner, Dave Ash. “The meetings are poorly publicised and they are impossible for many working people to attend.There is no way that those who can make it to meetings that start at 9am on a weekday will be representative of the wider community,” says Mr Ash. “As a parent, I want to ask some hard questions about the future of children’s services but I can’t do this as I have to go to work."

The strategy document is 290 pages long, it was launched just after the election and the meeting timings are inconvenient - it’s almost as if the CCGs don’t want the public to engage on this very serious issue, says Ms Lewis.

“Surrey Downs CCG is holding a public meeting at 7.30pm next Tuesday - if they can do that, why can’t other CCGs follow suit?"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

A pair of 18 year olds from Woking are hoping to win big this month.

Connor Bradley and Luke Liddiard hand craft household items out of recycled wood.

They started The Goodwood Company last October, with just £150 to their name, as part of the Youth Enterprise Initiative.

After winning at the Surrey finals of the competition, they are now preparing for the South East finals on June the 16th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Man sentenced after money laundering
A 33-year-old man from Surrey has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for three offences of money laundering.

James Gravett from Liphook sold thousands of electrical, gardening, clothing, computer and DIY goods on the eBay website.

Evidence indicated the items sold had been unlawfully obtained or stolen from a wide range of retail outlets across the South-east.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Merton Council is yet to change “confusing” bus lane signs in Wimbledon Town Centre
A number of people took to Twitter in December to vent their anger that they’d been handed fines for driving in a bus lane.

They claimed the lane outside Centre Court shopping centre wasn’t visible in heavy traffic or clearly signposted.

Those caught out, many of them Christmas shoppers at Centre Court and in the town centre, had appealed and asked for a refund, but their appeals were dismissed.

At the time, Merton Council Leader Stephen Alambritis promised to sort the problem.

A spokesman is yet to respond to our request for an update.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

New signing for Brentford
Brentford have signed midfielder Alan Judge from Blackburn Rovers on a three-year contract.

It’s after the 25-year-old impressed on loan at Griffin Park last season.

He played 22 times, scoring seven goals, including the decisive penalty which saw the Bees promoted to the Championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Couple who tricked pensioners jailed for a second time
A couple, who tricked pensioners in a series of distraction burglaries in Surrey and elsewhere, have been jailed for a second time.

23 year-old Eileen Doyle from Feltham, and 21 year-old Martin Wickens were released last September after 4 years in prison for conning elderly people.

Once out, they began a new spate of offences –in one, Wickens was caught on camera barging past a 94-year-old woman at her home in Hayes.

Later she found her handbag was stolen.

They usually gained access to their victims’ homes by pretending to need sugar or by saying they’d accidentally thrown a ball into the garden.

Once inside, one of them kept the victim busy talking while the other crept off to steal any money or valuables they could find.

They were arrested again in December and sentenced last Friday – Wickens received 6 years and Doyle five.
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Elmbridge Museum has closed and its collection of 40,000 artefacts can now be viewed online
It’s hoped the "museum without walls" initiative would provide services in a "more accessible, relevant and cost-effective" way.

The gallery in Weybridge closed its doors on Saturday and the website was launched yesterday.

Actual objects will still be displayed at temporary exhibitions across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Shop Fire In Hayes
21 firefighters and four fire engines attended a fire in a shop in Hayes this morning.

Around half of the shop's ground floor was damaged and six people left the store before help arrived.

The Brigade was called to the store on Uxbridge Road a little before 9.30am and the blaze was under control in just over an hour.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Plans For Sheerwater Estate Criticised By Residents
Residents have called plans to demolish up to 600 homes to regenerate Sheerwater estate "vandalism".

Woking Borough Council is considering three possible schemes for the area, which has been described as one of the most deprived in Surrey.

Some occupants have complained they don’t know enough about the plans or what compensation those who own their homes would receive.

Feedback from public meetings about the proposed revamp will be considered by the council in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Putney Bridge closure dates announced

The dates for the temporary closure of Putney Bridge have been announced.

It will be closed to all vehicles from 14 July, and it’s expected to reopen in October.

Pedestrians will be able to cross the bridge, as will cyclists if they dismount their bike.

Ongoing damage has been caused mostly by water penetration.

Wandsworth Council says it’s minimised the effects of the closure as the majority of the repairs will happen during school holidays.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Officer Suspended Pending Investigation Over Death In Custody In Balham, 2008
The Metropolitan Police has suspended an officer who’s facing a re-investigation over a death in custody.

PC Birks was involved in the arrest of Sean Rigg, who died after being restrained for an assault in Balham in 2008.

The officer had requested to resign from the service and given permission to do so before notice of the inquiry was given.

The Met says because of the unique set of circumstances, PC Birks’ resignation has been denied and he’s now been suspended from service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Pensioner Found
A pensioner who went missing from Chiswick has been found.

88-year-old Mary Battams who suffers from severe dementia, disappeared from her home address in Russell Close, yesterday.

She was found safe and well in the Tooting area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Champagne stolen From Carshalton
Sutton Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after 42 bottles of Champagne and 12 bottles of wine were stolen from Carshalton.

They were taken from a garage of a house in Kenny Drive, between the 10th and the 13th May.

The haul, which has an estimated total value of around £800, includes Champagne purchased from a vineyard in France.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am  

Update: Pensioner Missing From Chiswick Found

Police had been appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing pensioner from Chiswick.

88 year old Mary Battams who suffers from severe dementia, was last seen at around 11.30 yesterday morning at her home in Russell Close.

Mary is white and originally from Ireland - she is slim, around 5ft 3 with short grey hair; she was wearing black trousers and a lilac blouse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 am  

Man suspected of supporting terrorism bailed
A man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing acts for terrorism has been bailed.

The 19-year-old man, a British national, was arrested on Saturday as he entered the UK.

Police believe he may have assisted terrorist activity in Syria.

Officers from Counter Terrorism Command also searched an address in Camden in connection with the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Gohar hits a ton for YRG Eagles
In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action on the weekend Ganash Holla hit a polished 88 and Steve Routledge took 6 for 19 to help Clapham Old Xaverians to a 44 runs win over Selsdon.

Wandsworth maintained their unbeaten run in the division with a five wickets win over Ham & Petersham.

There were also wins for Bec Old Boys, Old Thorntonians and Surrey Seamers.

St Lukes, Hamilton, Norwood Exiles, Surrey Challengers and Wimbledon Village all won in Division One.

In Division Two Atif Gohar scored 114 to lead YRG Eagles to a resounding 146 runs win over Wimbledon Corinthians.

Raynes Park, London Gymkhana, and Ottershaw & Hamm Moor also won.

In Division Three, Ali, Bec Old Boys A, Ploughmans and London Gymkhana A all emerged victorious in their matches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Update on Fulham road death
A post mortem examination is to take place on the body of a man who died in an accident in Fulham.

The man, thought to be in his 30s, was treated at the scene in Fulham Palace Road but died shortly afterwards.

A small black car was seen leaving the area this morning.

Officers are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should ring 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Surrey MP in seach for missing Brit
Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond is to intercede in the search for a missing British man in the Malaysian jungle.

Mr Hammond who’s also defence secretary is in the country for a conference.

The Malaysian government says it’s using all available resources to try and find 34 year old Gareth Huntley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Fatal traffic accident in Fulham
A pedestrian in Fulham has died after a collision involving a car earlier this morning.

The man thought to be in his 30s was treated at the scene on Fulham Palace Road but died a short while later.

A small black car was seen leaving the scene.

Officers are asking for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Better roads in Surrey
Drivers in Surrey will have better, faster roads after the County Council adopted long term maintenance plans earlier this week.

It comes after the successful implementation of operation Horizon which was set up last year to tackle poor road surfaces and flood damage.

The operation cost £100 million but has since seen financial savings of £3 million across the network because of more effective negotiation with contractors.

John Furey, the cabinet member for highways says the council's aiming to build high quality roads at a lower cost to the tax payer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Croydon police grow concerned for missing man
Police in Croydon are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 50 year old man who has been missing since Friday.

Alan Jarvis from South Norwood was last seen boarding a 155 bus outside St George's Hospital at around 7.30 in the evening.

He’s roughly five foot seven, with receding grey hair, blues eyes and tattoos on both arms.

Officers say Alan was wearing a green bomber jacket and denim jeans when he disappeared and is need of serious medical treatment. 
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