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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Jenson Button for the Woking based McLaren team breaks down

Britain’s world champion Lewis Hamilton will be on pole yet again for this weekend's Bahrain F1 Grand Prix.

He beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel who finished in second place.

Jenson Button for the Woking based McLaren team didn't set a time after he broke down in the first qualifying session -- he will start last on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 pm  

Man arrested on suspicion of arson relating to Pirbright fire
Surrey Police is urging members of the public to avoid the area where a large fire is being tackled in Pirbright which started on Wednesday.

Crews are currently tackling the blaze in the area, and a number of roads have been closed.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson relating to the incident and is currently in custody awaiting interview.

Officers are keen to speak to a man who was seen in the area around the time of the heathland fire.

He is being described as white, with short dark hair, 5ft 8ins tall, with a tanned complexion and wearing a camouflage top, blue jeans and black boots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 pm  

Charity comedy fest to be held at Richmond Theatre in support of little girl
Richmond Theatre will play host to the likes of Bobby Davro as well as many others performing in a comedy night to raise funds for a charity.

Poppy’s Path supports 3-year-old Poppy Rose who suffers from cerebral palsy and requires treatment in Canada every year.

The charity comedy fest takes place on the bank holiday weekend on Sunday 3rd May.

You can buy tickets through host Vernon Ray on 07850 486 219 or here

Vernon tells us what to expect on the evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

SW London football preview
Chelsea could take a huge step towards winning the Premier League if they beat in-form Manchester United at Stamford Bridge today.

United have won their last six Premier League games - but the Blues know they'll be champions if they come out victorious in their next three games.

Crystal Palace host West Brom, looking for their fifth consecutive win.

In the Championship, Fulham could guarantee survival if they beat Blackpool and Millwall don't win at Cardiff, while Brentford host Bolton in their push for the playoffs.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon host Wycombe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Chelsea Supporters Trust to stage Qatar protest
A group of Chelsea supporters will be taking part in a protest ahead of today's match with Manchester United.

From 3 o'clock, the Chelsea Supporters Trust, along with Playfair Qatar, are inviting supporters to join in a group photo protest outside Stamford Bridge.

It's aimed at improving the welfare and rights of workers constructing the stadia in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

More than 1,400 workers have died to date in the building process, which the Supporters Trust has labelled 'totally unacceptable and reprehensible'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Woman cut out of car after accident in Kingston
An elderly woman has been cut free from a car following a crash in on Wood Street in Kingston this evening.

According to the police the woman was hospitalised but only suffered minor injuries in the collision between two cars.

Roads in the area were closed while emergency services dealt with the incident but reopened shortly after 9pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

Friday, 17 April 2015

Former soldier who won £17,000 has admitted benefit fraud
A former soldier who won £17,000 in a landmark payout from the army in a sex and race discrimination case has admitted benefit fraud.

According to the Evening Standard, Tilern Dibique from Tooting was overpaid £9,000 in income support, jobseekers allowance and housing benefits.

She received a three month community and curfew order at Wimbledon magistrate’s court.

Dibique successfully won the discrimination claim in 2010 after being told that being a single mother made her “unsuitable” for army life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

An architect from Hersham has been cleared of raping a woman he met on a dating app

34 year old Adam Leheup, claimed the woman backtracked after consenting to sex on their night out.

He was accused of forcing himself on the 25-year-old, telling her: 'Girls say no, but they don't really mean it'.

Leheup and the alleged victim had met just hours earlier on July 9 2013 after connecting on the 'Let's Date' mobile phone app.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Four men have been jailed for a total of more than 16 years between them - for an unprovoked attack on a bus passenger in west London
The victim was punched in the head and had his neck slashed with a knife - after asking the group to stop swearing in front of young children in Uxbridge last August.

He's since made a full recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Richmond favourite sinks

The crew of Teddington RNLI was called out in the early hours of this morning to multiple sinking vessels in the Thames at Richmond.

The crew arrived on scene within minutes to find The Boat Restaurant, and several other vessels moored at the pontoon near Richmond Bridge, were rapidly taking on water and were sinking.

At this point, Teddington volunteer helmsman Andrew Bell and his crew were the only people on scene.

They proceeded to search the surrounding area for any possible casualties and returned to the sinking restaurant once the all clear was given.

The pontoon had failed and any vessel moored with decent rope was quickly being dragged under.

As the tide rose, the stern of The Boat restaurant became fully submerged.

The Boat at Richmond Bridge is one of only 11 remaining barges of its kind.

Previously owned by Jesus College, Oxford, the barge was built to use for river processions on the Thames in the 15th century.

It is now owned by four friends, who have transformed their barge into a British restaurant.

James Kavanagh from the RNLI says it was a tricky situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

You’ve heard of Zumba, Boxercise and Body Combat but now, a new fitness craze is sweeping over South West London

Hula Fit is all about going back to your school days and using a hula hoop to tone up your core muscles.

Tina Jimenez (pictured above) is a hula fit instructor in New Malden.

She says it’s perfect for people who want to try something a bit different.

For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Fire At Cobham Services

A fire which broke out in a service area on the M25 in Surrey is now under control.

Fire crews were sent to a KFC restaurant at the Cobham services at 7:30 this morning.

The services are expected to remain shut today.

Photo - Surrey County Council
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

House fire in Morden
A house has had its roof and half of its first floor damaged in a fire in Morden.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters tackled the blaze on Green Lane, which broke out just after 8.30 this morning.

It was brought under control by 10 to 10.

No-one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Merger Plans Delayed At Chertsey Hospital
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital and Royal Surrey County have extended a deadline for comment on their proposed merger to the end of the month.

Currently the merger plans are before the competition and markets Authority to ensure patients have choice when it comes to care.

Meanwhile both hospitals have been short-listed for Awards for ‘the quality of care and safety’ they provide.

The CHKS Awards council analyse publicly available data and every NHS acute trust is included.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Sutton Drug Dealer Jailed
A 22-year-old drug dealer from Sutton’s been jailed after an operation targeting drug offences.

Mohammed Faisal Riasat of Warner Avenue was stopped in a car by officers and later taken to the station as part of operation Odin 2014.

Police found quantities of class A drugs in Riasat’s boxer shorts.

He was handed a 3 year 6 month jail term at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am  

Lambeth continues to evict co-op residents
The four main candidates in the Vauxhall constituency have urgently raised the eviction of a long time co-op resident in Lambeth with the council’s chief executive Sean Hariss.

Lambeth council plan to evict disabled 56-year-old Trace Newton from her home of 35-years, in Lillieshall Road, next Wednesday.

It’s claimed the council is seeking to make a fast buck by turfing out co-op residents and selling the houses on the open market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Woking based McLaren drivers hunt first points
Practice takes place today ahead of Sunday's Bahrain F1 Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers' championship after his win in China last time out.

Woking based McLaren’s Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso are still searching for their first points of the season in the drivers’ championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 am  

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Man Jailed After Fatal Collision In Clapham
A man has been jailed for more than three years after admitting causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving.

23 year old Samer Nayeb was driving a black BMW when he collided with the Leon Richards on Clapham Manor Street in April 2014.

He failed to stop after the collision and evaded police for 5 months before being arrested and charged.

Croydon Crown Court handed him a 4 year driving ban plus three years and four months in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

School admissions figures are out - and they may surprise you

The number of pupils getting their first choice of primary school in London is just over 80% this year

Official figures show the number in Sutton is above the average at 84 %, in Kingston its 82%, but Kensington and Chelsea has the lowest figure in the capital at almost 59%.

Across London as a whole almost 5% of pupils didn’t get one of their possible 6 choices.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Warning about leaving garden waste to burn after Richmond fire
Firefighters are warning about the dangers of leaving garden waste to burn unsupervised.

That's after a garden blaze on Upper Richmond Road West in Richmond yesterday.

The man living at the property noticed the fire had got out of control and had spread to his shed.

He tried to extinguish it with a garden hose but suffered serious burns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Woman dies after being hit by train at Battersea Park
A woman’s been killed after being struck by a train at Battersea Park.

Police were called just before mid-day.

Officers are currently working to identify the woman and inform her family and are not treating her death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Met Police statistics show overall rise in crime in London
The latest Met Police statistics show overall crime in the capital has gone up in the last 12 months.

The total notifiable offences have gone up by 0.9% compared to the previous financial year.

There have been significant increases in sexual offences – 29% - and domestic abuse offences – 20.4%.

But knife crime offences, homicide and robberies have all fallen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Chelsea worst behaved team in league
Jose Mourinho may have claimed there's a 'campaign against Chelsea' but statistics show his team is the worst behaved in the Premier League.

Data compiled by Football Association Fair Play delegates show the Blues show the least respect towards match officials.

They're also the second worst in regards to behaviour of club staff on the touchline.

In contrast, Liverpool show the most respect towards match officials and West Brom's club staff are the best behaved on the touchline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

UPDATE: Missing teenager with links to Sutton found
Police were appealing for help in tracing a 15-year-old girl with links to Sutton who hadn't been seen since last Friday.

Lauren Chandler has now been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Lengthy ban for Kingstonian goalie
Kingstonian goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey has been handed a seven-match ban by the Football Association after brawling on the terraces with opposition fans.

It happened during Ks' 2-1 home defeat to Bognor Regis in February.

The 27-year-old climbed over advertising hoardings and confronted a supporter near the front of the stand, leading to others becoming involved.

Tolfrey was led away by fellow players, but he's been hit with a lengthy ban and fined by the FA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Appeal for information following attack in Sunbury area
A man’s been attacked by three people in the Sunbury area.

On Tuesday evening the victim was approached by a man in Fordbridge Road in Lower Halliford, who made demands.

Two further men then appeared and all three attacked the man before leaving the scene in a black car heading towards Sunbury.

The first man is white, in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 5ft 2 inches tall with short wavy blonde hair and was wearing a black hooded top.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 101 or report it online here quoting the reference number 45150030555.

Alternatively you can report it anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Two residents from Wallington help catch robbers after high speed chase
The actions of two community-spirited Wallington residents have resulted in two robbers being jailed.

The men dialled 999 when they heard the noise of forced entry into a terraced house on Plough Lane in January and sparked a multi police-vehicle pursuit.

Two suspects drove away at high speed, going through red lights and driving on the pavement in places narrowly missing a policeman and school children.

A police helicopter spotted the robbers hiding in woodland - they were detained and various items of jewellery were found in the passenger floor well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Fulham are seven points clear of relegation zone
Fulham have taken another step closer to Championship safety with a point at home to fellow strugglers Rotherham last night.

The match ended 1-1 with Ross McCormack equalising for Fulham after an early goal from the visitors.

The result leaves Fulham seven points clear of the relegation zone with only three games left to play.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 am  

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Witness Appeal In Walton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian collided with a car in Walton town centre earlier this evening.

It happened just before 6 in Bridge Street at the junction with New Zealand Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her early 20s, was taken to St George's Hospital with serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Chiswick Man In Court On Indecent Assault Charges
A man's appeared in court, charged with historical sex abuse at a top independent school once attended by chancellor George Osborne.

69-year-old Michael Ellis from Chiswick is facing two counts of indecent assault, and four of making indecent images.

He was charged as part of Operation Winthorpe, an investigation into allegations at St Paul's School in Barnes, south-west London, and its prep school Colet Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Raonic and Krygios make their debuts at Wimbledon warm-up
Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic and Australian Nick Krygios will make their debuts at the Queen's Club Championships.

It's been confirmed they'll join Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka in the traditional warm-up for Wimbledon.

Raonic lost to Roger Federer in the last four at the All England Club last year, where as Krygios shocked Nadal by beating him in the fourth round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Police bring robbers to justice in Croydon
Two men are in prison after quick-thinking officers in Croydon tracked them down within hours of an aggravated burglary.

Shaun Bryan and Gino Sawyers broke into a house in Northcote Road on the 17th of December and threatened two women who lived there, with knives.

The robbers stole mobile phones, a laptop and cash but discarded these when police pursued them using a mobile tracking app.

20 year old Sawyers and 23 year old Bryan were both sentenced on Tuesday to six years and three months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Fulham meet Rotherham in relegation battle
Relegation rivals Fulham and Rotherham clash at Craven Cottage tonight.

The Whites are 7 points above the drop-zone and 3 clear of the Millers, who sit a place below them in the table.

kick-off is 8pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 am  

Brentford slip outside play-off places
Brentford have slipped outside the Championship’s play-off places following last night’s 1-nil loss at Sheffield Wednesday.

The main promotion contenders, leaders Bournemouth, Norwich and Middlesbrough, all won.

In League Two Wimbledon drew 1-all at Plymouth Argyle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am  

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Police looking for witnesses after car crash injures two children
Police are appealing for witnesses following a two car collision in Redhill earlier this evening.

It took place at the junction of Pendleton Road and Clarence Road at around 5.30pm.

Two young passengers from one of the cars involved, a green Army-style vehicle, were taken to hospital with one believed to be in a serious condition.

The second vehicle involved is believed to be a light-coloured Ford Ka which failed to stop at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Richmond releases new plans to prevent crime
Richmond has finalised its policies to prevent crime for the next 12 months.

The Community Safety Partnership - including Richmond Council, the Police, fire services and Victim support – refresh a plan annually.

This year they have addressed priorities such as Town centre crime, domestic abuse, theft and road safety.

Richmond remains the fourth safest borough in London and has the lowest rate of violent crime in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

Robbie risks another row with Page over chelsea mansion
Pop star Robbie Williams is at it again with neighbour Jimmy Page over renovating his 17 million pound home in Chelsea.

Williams sparked a feud with Led Zeppelin guitarist Page with plans for a basement extension under the garden of his Holland Park mansion.

He withdrew the scheme last month after Page claimed the work would damage his property.

But now Williams has submitted new scaled-back plans to Kensington and Chelsea council that will create bigger rooms and doorways.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm  

Police in Kingston rescue baby from hot car

An officer came to the rescue of the baby in a car in Douglas Road in Surbiton earlier.

The baby's mother had been un-loading the car just after 12.30pm, when the door of the Range Rover slammed shut, locking the child inside.

The mother had not realised that the new style vehicle automatically locks itself.

After 20 minutes of trying to get the baby out, she called Kingston Police who came to the rescue.

Temperatures rose to over 20C today.

The officer in question, Paulo Resteghini, smashed his way into the vehicle, twice, to retrieve the baby, who is 8 months old, who wasn't injured.

TwitPic: @MPSKingston
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

SW London football preview
Brentford could move into the Championship playoff places tonight.

They're away at Sheffield Wednesday, and could end the day as high as fifth with a win.

That would depend on other results though, in the matches involving Derby, Ipswich and Wolves.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon travel to Plymouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Fire in Richmond
A roof of a house in Richmond has been damaged by fire.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in Riverside Drive at around 11 this morning.

Two builders who were working on the property got out before help arrived and were unhurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Famous Hampton resident's notebook sells for a million
A long-lost notebook owned by World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, has sold at auction in the US for more than one million dollars.

The recently discovered paper details his work on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science.

Turing who lived in Hampton between 1945 and 1947 was portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie ‘The Imitation Game’.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

New plans to replace St Helier Hospital are being considered
The campaign group to save St Helier Hospital are shocked about new plans to replace it.

It comes within weeks of the CEO saying that both Epsom and St Helier were safe for the next five years.

However, its emerged NHS bosses are considering a long-term plan to build a new 800-bed centre on either the Carshalton or Epsom site.

They’ve said many of the current buildings date from the 1930s which means patients are being treated in inadequate conditions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Monday, 13 April 2015

Man from Twickenham charged over assault in Guildford
A man has been charged following an assault at a nightclub in Guildford.

21 year old Barnaby Brown from Twickenham was charged with GBH and common assault after an incident at nightclub in Onslow Street on April 4th.

Two men were left with facial injuries.

He’ll appear at South West Surrey Magistrate’s Court next Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

Multi car crash on the M25 with delays at Leatherhead
Emergency services are attending the scene of a multi-car crash on the M25.

It happened at junction 6 near Godstone at around 5pm.

Around eight vehicles including a motorbike are said to be involved

Two lanes are currently closed with tailbacks at junction 9 Leatherhead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

A student remains under police protection in hospital this evening following an attack in Fulham on Friday.
Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A chef has been injured in a flash fire at a pub in Teddington
The blaze broke out in the basement of the property in Shacklegate Lane just after 10 o’clock last night.

The chef was taken to hospital suffering from minor burns to his face and arms. No one else was injured.

The basement was slightly damaged by the fire, which was out when the Brigade arrived at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Businesses in Sutton urged to cut vehicle emissions
Businesses in Sutton are being encouraged to sign up to a new scheme to cut vehicle emissions.

'Eco Stars' aims to help fleet operators improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption, cut exhaust emissions and make cost savings.

Recognition is given for best operational practices and members are awarded an ECO Star rating when they first join ranging from 1 to 5 stars.

The first fleet operators of HGVs and vans in the Beddington area have already made their commitment and are receiving the free advice.

The scheme will run for 2 years and if there are enough vehicle fleets on board, the Council will seek further funding to expand 'Eco Stars'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Lib Dem leader greeted with protesters in Carshalton

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg’s visit to Carshalton has been overwhelmed by protesters.

His words were almost drowned out by shouting outside St Helier Hospital, with some protesters saying he’d failed the NHS.

Among the placards-waving activists were signs branding the party ‘environmental vandals’.

It comes after he was greeted with protesters in a trip to Surbiton last week.

Mr Clegg left in his official car less than five minutes after arriving in the Lib Dem majority seat, which is being defended by Tom Brake.

The other candidates for Carshalton and Wallington are Matthew Maxwell Scott (Conservative), Siobhan Tate (Labour), William Main-Ian (UKIP), Ross Hemingway (Green), Richard Edmonds (National Front) and Ashley Dickenson (Christian Peoples).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Kingston Carnival to return
The Kingston Carnival is set to return, with a date announced for later this year.

It’ll take place on 6th September.

Last year’s event was cancelled amid safety concerns about the amount of people due to turn up.

The carnival’s organisers have had this year’s plans approved by the Council, Kingston First and the Met Police.

There will be no major headline act, which was a large factor in causing safety fears last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Cyclist hospitalised after Addlestone hit-and-run
A cyclist has been hospitalised following a hit-and-run in Addlestone.

It happened at the junction of Green Lane and the High Street at around 7.45 yesterday evening.

He was involved in a collision with a silver or light-coloured large 4x4 on the roundabout, which then drove off at speed towards Chertsey.

The 47-year-old was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with broken ribs and damage to his lung, but is expected to make a full recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Fulham chairman aiming to build a team capable of challenging for top honours
Fulham chairman Shahid Khan says he’ll “strive to build a team capable of challenging for top honours” over the coming months.

He says everyone at the club has an uncompromising commitment to raise their game.

Khan’s admitted this season has been more challenging than expected, with the Whites finding themselves fighting against a second successive relegation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Sad memories finally erased from a New Addington estate
The memory of the house in New Addington where Tia Sharp was murdered, has finally been erased from the community.

Number 20 The Lindens - owned by Croydon council - was bulldozed following the discovery of the 12 year-old’s body in the loft in 2013.

And now two new homes -19a and 19b - have been built on the site completely wiping the previous address off the map.

39 year old Stuart Hazell Tia’s grandmother’s partner was jailed for life in May last year after pleading guilty to her murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Missing Wimbledon Park woman found
Police were appealing for help in finding 39-year-old Zovia Syed from Wimbledon Park, who was missing.

She was safely located in the early hours of this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Heathrow has busiest March ever
Heathrow enjoyed record-breaking passenger numbers last month.

The airport had its busiest March yet.

It handled almost 6-million passengers - a 3-point-4 per cent increase on the year before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Esher named as UK income tax hotspot
Esher’s been named the UK's income tax hotspot.

People there paid an average of 16-thousand-9-hundred pounds in the 12 months to March 2013.

That's up 8 per cent on the previous year - and is nearly four times the national average.

It's been put down to Esher's commuter links to central London - and an array of celebrity residents including Frank Lampard and Mick Hucknall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 am  

Surrey oil find triggers protests
Many people have welcomed the recent revelation by an energy company that there could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil under land in Surrey and Sussex.

But campaigners are getting ready to fight any plans to extract oil.

Frack Free Surrey has already held a protest at Horse Hill, near Gatwick, and Friends of the Earth say any drilling will face opposition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 am  

Kingstonian's play-off hopes fade
In Ryman League action yesterday Kingstonian were held to a 2-all draw by East Thurrock United at Kingsmeadow.

The result put a dent in the K’s hopes of a play-off place; they’re 8th in the table and 3 points adrift.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am  

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Pietersen makes triumphant return for Surrey

Kevin Pietersen has made his return to domestic English cricket in some style.

The controversial batsman has scored a century for Surrey against Oxford University off 110 balls.

The three-day match is a warm-up for their County Championship campaign.

Pietersen's last appearance for Surrey was in 2013, and he's back with them as he attempts to regain his place in the England team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

Heathrow-bound plane forced to make emergency landing
A British Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire, according to reports.

The Airbus 321, which was flying from the Azerbaijan capital Baku to Heathrow, took off at 9.20pm local time on Friday.

It was reportedly forced turn back 11 minutes later.

It’s believed it was carrying 92 passengers and crew members.

Emergency services at the airport were scrambled but the plane was able to make a safe landing, according to Azeri media reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Staff "helped organise fights between rival gangs" at Feltham Young Offenders Institute

A former prison guard at Feltham Young Offenders Institution has claimed staff regularly organise fights between rival criminals at the jail.

Peter Hiett told the Sunday People that some workers would stay and see the fights unfold, while others would turn a blind eye.

The 49 year old, who worked at the prison for 8 years, also said gangs controlled entire wings at the jail, leaving staff afraid to visit them.

Mr Hiett left the prison in January last year and he claims he was forced out after trying to publicise what was happening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Chelsea victorious at Loftus Road

Chelsea have re-established their seven point lead at the top of the Premier League.

They left it late to grab a 1-0 win at west London rivals QPR - Cesc Fabregas with the goal in the 88th minute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

80 people rescued from the Thames at Chiswick, Hammersmith and Barnes yesterday

Lifeboats had to save around 60 people who became trapped beside the River Thames while watching yesterday’s Boat Race.

Large groups were stuck at the foreshore in Hammersmith and Barnes, and a smaller group had to be rescued in Chiswick.

They included an 8 year old boy who became submerged after losing his parents at the race, which was won by Oxford.

The Met Police and the Royal Marines also rescued around 20 other people who were caught out by the rising tide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

More names join Surrey Cricket Director interested in England cricket role
Andrew Strauss is the latest former captain to express an interest in the newly created director of English cricket role.

Michael Vaughan and Surrey’s Cricket Director Alec Stewart have also said they'd be willing to speak to the England and Wales Cricket Board about the job, which replaces the now extinct managing director position.

Writing in the Sunday Times, Strauss said the "allure of such a job is undeniable" but says it's not clear what it'll entail yet - so he can't nail his "colours to the mast".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

McLaren take positives from Chinese Grand Prix
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says it’s a “real positive” that both they managed to get both cars to the finish with no issue during the Chinese Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso was 12th for the Woking-based team, while Jenson Button was in 14th after receiving a 5 second post-race penalty.

McLaren still have no points, and Boullier admits they’re not in a position to fight for them yet, but says little by little they’re getting there.

The race was won by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Tea parties to be held to mark the 800th anniversary of Runnymede treaty

Have you ever stopped to think about the freedoms you enjoy in the United Kingdom?

That’s what the organisers of the LiberTeas event on the 14th of June are hoping to make you contemplate.

People are being asked to host tea parties on the date to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in Runnymede.

The treaty outlined the basics of the democracy we enjoy today: the principle that nobody is above the law.

The event is being organised by The National Trust, the Houses of Parliament and Surrey County Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Brentford boss could be targeted by rivals
Brentford boss Mark Warburton could be set for a move across West London.

That’s according to the Mail on Sunday, which says Fulham will sound him out about taking over at Craven Cottage.

The Championship strugglers are said to be deliberating over the future of current manager Kit Symons, who’s only won one of his last eight games.

It’s claimed chairman Shahid Khan will look to tempt Warburton, who’s leaving Griffin Park in the summer, with a £20 million transfer budget.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

UPDATE: Missing Wimbledon Park woman found
UPDATE: Police were appealing for help in finding 39-year-old Zovia Syed from Wimbledon Park, who was missing.

She was safely located in the early hours of this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Police rescue man from burning flat in Chelsea
Police have rescued a man from a burning flat in Chelsea.

Shortly before midnight on Saturday, officers on patrol were flagged down in Roland Gardens after a fire had broken out in a flat.

They forced entry to the property, rescuing an unconscious man inside – there was no-one else there.

The fire brigade attended and dealt with the blaze.

The man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, which four officers were also treated for, but have now since returned to duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

QPR vs Chelsea preview
Chelsea want to regain a 7-point lead at the top of the Premier League later.

They make the short trip to play QPR – kick off is at 1.30.

It'll be the first time that Jose Mourinho has managed his team in a game at Loftus Road.

He says he's sure they can deal with whatever atmosphere is created.

Struggling QPR are 2 points from safety.

Boss Chris Ramsey knows they need a win.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

No success for McLaren in China
Britain's F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has won his fourth Chinese Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver now has two victories from three races this season after finishing ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg in Shanghai.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third.

Fernando Alonso was back in 12th for McLaren, while Jenson Button was in 14th for the Woking-based side after receiving a 5 second penalty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Off-duty anaesthetist helped save cyclist's life in Barnes
Medics say an off-duty anaesthetist helped save a cyclist’s life after a crash with a car in Barnes.

A man in his 30s was given CPR after the collision with a Land Rover in Church Road just before 6.30 yesterday evening.

London Ambulance Service tactical advisor Chris Hawkswell tweeted the patient started breathing after CPR was given.

The cyclist was taken to a major trauma centre with serious facial injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Pardew thinks winger can improve even further
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says Yannick Bolasie can get even better, despite a hat-trick in their 4-1 Premier League victory at Sunderland.

He'd only previously scored once for the club this season.

Pardew says the winger needs to add goals to his game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

The Trycycle family fun day comes to Twickenham Embankment today
The aim of the day is to raise funds for Twickenham based charity StreetInvest.

The team works to improve the lives of street children worldwide – many of whom have been orphaned.

Duncan Ross is the charity’s chief executive.

The Jackie roadshow is there between 12 noon and 4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Update: Missing Wimbledon Park woman found
UPDATE: Police were appealing for help in finding 39-year-old Zovia Syed from Wimbledon Park, who was missing.

She was safely located in the early hours of this morning (13th April).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 am  

Body found near the starting line of the Boat Race
The body of a man was recovered from the River Thames hours before the start of the Boat Race.

Police were alerted by a member of the public to Plantation Wharf in Battersea yesterday morning.

The Marine Policing Unit recovered the body at 11 o’clock, the man was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is being treated as unexplained.

The site is not far from Putney Bridge, where the boat race started.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 am  

Missing man Ashley Colton could be in the Surrey area
Police are concerned for the welfare of 23-year-old Ashley Colton from Hailsham, who has been missing since late morning on Tuesday the 7th April.

It’s possible that Ashley has travelled to Surrey as he is known to have friends in the Ewell, Epsom and the Kingston area.

Ashley is described as 6’ 1" with a muscular build - He has short dark hair and a prominent beard.

When last seen he was wearing a grey tracksuit top and grey tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a black baseball cap.

If you have any information please call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 am  

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