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Wandsworth Radio Weekly News Round Up: 8th – 14th October

Wandsworth Radio Weekly News Round Up: 8th – 14th October

At the end of every week, News Editor Chloe Desave will give you a quick read of some of the latest and biggest news happening in our wonderful borough.

8th – 14th October

3 minute read

 

The Battersea Arts Centre announced on Friday that David Jubb is to step down as its artistic director and chief executive in April, after 20 years. David Jubb said it was time to step down – or, in his words, it was “time to bugger off and let someone else have a go”. The arts centre said it would begin the search for Jubb’s replacement immediately, with the newly appointed person beginning in May 2019.

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A £10,000 reward has been offered in hopes to solve a gang murder committed almost one year ago. 32 year old Piotr Woroneicki was found dead in Parma Crescent in Battersea on the 23rd of November last year. Detectives believe the murder may be linked to an organised crime group. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell is appealing for anyone who has information to come forward.

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A former business manager of Battersea Park School was convicted of theft at Kingston Crown Court after stealing more than £220,000. Kirsty Holmes and her partner, Sunday Kalu were both sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment. Holmes resigned in October 2011 and left before the crime came to light when it was reported to police. The 2011/12 audit showed that fifteen cheques were paid out of the school’s accounts without any corresponding invoices.

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Now, anyone who has sampled the delights of Putney will know it’s a special place to live and work, but like all areas of London it is not without its own problems and challenges. One that tops the list of local residents’ concerns is public transport. Wandsworth Council has recognised that Putney mainline station is key to ensuring a fair deal for local commuters. Local councillors have been working hard to ensure South West Trains open an additional entrance to the station via Oxford Road. It is hopes to help those who live on the east side of Putney Hill or the High Street and assist in tackling overcrowding at peak times.

 

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Also one of our newsreaders Tracy Gordon has started a podcast on Overcoming MS. Have a listen here!

 

October 14th, 2018

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