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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Londoners are the most worried about Brexit having a negative effect on property prices.

That’s according to a new study by Equifax which shows 18% are concerned prices will drop compared to 9% for the majority of the rest of the UK.

60% of Londoners strongly agreed that ‘young people’ will generally be unable to get onto the property ladder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Surrey University says it is “greatly saddened” by the discovery of a body believed to be that of one of their students – Victor Ivanelo

Police discovered the body yesterday afternoon near Surbiton station.

The 21 year-old was reported missing last month after leaving a friend’s house in Esher.

Formal identification has not yet taken place.

Next of kin has been informed.

Professor Jane Powell, Vice-Provost Education and Students at the University of Surrey, said: “Students are the very heart of our University and we are greatly saddened by the discovery of a body believed to be that of Viktor Ivanelo. The University will be liaising with Viktor’s family to do all we can to support them at this distressing time.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Harmful skin lighting products seized at Heathrow airport

Trading Standards Officers in Surrey have seized hundreds of skin lightening products at Heathrow Airport.

The substance, Hydroquinone, found in the products is banned in Britain and across the European Union.

They are thought to increase the risk of skin cancer – as skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight.

The cosmetics have been banned since 2001, and were destined for shop shelves in South London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

The RNLI is pleading with the public to take more care on the Thames.

It’s after new figures revealed London’s Lifeboats launched over 750 times last year.

Volunteers at Chiswick (pictured) and Teddington rescued 195 people alone, making them the second and third busiest stations behind Tower.

Lifeboat rescues are up nationwide by 7%, a five year high.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Blaze at a block of flats in Sutton

Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a blaze at a block of flats in Sutton early this morning.

Part of a flat on the first floor of the building on Victoria Road was damaged by fire.

The cause is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Tributes are being paid to a carpenter who was stabbed to death Battersea

He has been named locally as 22 year-old, Malachi Brooks.

Police were called to reports of an attack in Surrey Lane just after 1 o'clock yesterday morning.

Family and friends gathered at the scene yesterday to pay their respects.

His girlfriend told the Evening Standard “He wasn’t just my boyfriend, he was my best friend, my rock.”

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Appeal after attempted sexual assault Streatham

Police are hunting a man in connection with an alleged attempted sexual assault in Streatham.

It’s believed a man exposed himself to two teenage girls on-board the 159 bus and then tried to sexually assault them.

The incident happened last October as the bus drove along Streatham High Road.

The suspect managed to exit the bus via the back doors.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his early 20s, with short dark hair. He wore a dark "Puffa" style jacket over a dark jumper with a white 'D' on its front, blue jeans with a skull on them, and black and white trainers.

Detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Command (RTPC) are investigating.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Caroline Else, from RTPC, said:

"This incident has left the girls traumatised and feeling unsafe getting on buses. This was a shocking incident which happened during the day and when many people were in and around the area of where the bus was travelling.

"There is a need to catch the person responsible as soon as possible as his behaviour causes great concern.

"I would urge anyone with any information on who the suspect may be, or anyone with information about the incident, to come forward and help with our investigations."

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact DC Caroline Else on 07825 256 524.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

The so called Hillsborough Bill, named after the 96 football fans who died in 1989, will get its first reading in Parliament today

The aim of the legislation is to “make it a legal duty for public authorities to tell the truth.”

Egham Labour Candidate Fiona Dent is hoping the law could help with the case of 7 year old Zane Gbangbola, who died in 2014.

An inquest ruled he was killed by carbon monoxide after a generator was used by his parents to remove floodwater from the family home

But, his parents claim it was gasses from a nearby landfill site that killed their son. Ms Dent says they need answers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 am  

Young Muslims from South West London will hold a minute’s silence in memory of the Westminster victims later

This lunchtime marks a week since the attacks.

Youngsters from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, who worship at Britain’s largest mosque in Morden, will travel to Westminster Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

UPDATE: Missing woman from Streatham is found

An elderly woman who went missing Streatham has been found safe and well.

Police were appealing for help to find 73-year-old Dorothy Decarish who was last seen at her home on Monday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has been dropped from a six-year partnership with Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea councils

A joint statement from the two central London councils says the decision was due to a lack of commitment from Hammersmith.

One contentious issue is the decision to keep Charing Cross Hospital open, after Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea supported its closure.

Furthermore, Hammersmith Council returned to Labour control in 2014 while Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea are Conservative-controlled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am  

Plans for thousands of people to float on inflatables down the River Tyne on a "booze cruise" have been criticised by police.

Organisers of the Facebook event are expecting thousands this summer - and say it's based on something similar in Finland.

The Northumbria force says a rubber dinghy is "not an appropriate vessel to be used on this river."

The RNLI saved over 8,000 last year.

Figures released today show that Tower, Chiswick and Teddinton remain the busiest lifeboat stations in the UK.

It has led to the RNLI to issue a nationwide appeal to people to be careful when taking to the water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

The body of a man discovered in Surbiton is believed to be that of missing student Victor Ivanelo

British Transport Police were called to a railway arch in Victoria Recreation Ground just after 1.30 yesterday afternoon.

Victor was reported missing last month when he left a friend’s house in Esher.

Although formal identification is still ongoing, the body is believed to be that of the 21-year-old and his next of kin have been informed.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 am  

Tower, Chiswick and Teddington lifeboat stations remain the busiest in the country

New figures released by the RNLI show that London’s lifeboats launched over 750 times last year.

Over 8,000 people were rescued nationwide.

Machinery failure continues to be the biggest reason why the volunteers are called out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am  

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Following our report yesterday on incidents of road rage in Chertsey, we can confirm that two arrests have been made.

Police have arrested a 25-year old man and a 25-year old woman in relation with the two incidents.

They occurred on Friday morning on the A3 at the Painshill roundabout in Cobham and at junction 11 on the M25.

One of the victims sustained forehead injuries (pictured).

Surrey Police are still appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

A man in Putney has brought traffic along Putney High Street to a standstill after blocking a bus for 20 minutes.

He was frustrated that the bus stop outside Putney Rail station is temporarily closed for repair works.

It means passengers must walk up Putney hill to the next stop.

The stand-off only ended when the exasperated driver rang the emergency services. No arrests were made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

A man’s body has been discovered underneath a railway arch near Surbiton station.

Officers were called to Balaclava Road just after 1.30 this lunchtime.

A British Transport Police spokesman says officers are examining the scene and are treating the death as unexplained.

Work is ongoing to formally identify the man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

An AFC Wimbledon super-fan will challenge the club’s co - founder to a penalty shoot - out during tonight’s game against Rochdale.

Marie Miller, who has a learning disability, attends the team’s home matches once a month.

At half time, she’ll hope to save Ivor Heller’s half way line penalty shoot, in front of up to 4,000 fans at Kingsmeadow.

She’s hoping to raise money for the Paul Strank Charitable Trust, which raises money for worthy causes across Merton.

For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

A woman in her 50s is being treated for head injuries after being hit by a train in Ashford.

Emergency services were called to the station just after 10am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner has visited Croydon

Will Norman went to see how the town's £5.2 billion regeneration is getting on.

A walking route now links Ruskin Square to East Croydon.

The next phase of the development will focus on cycle paths.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Friends of the Westminster victim from Clapham are raising money for a permanent memorial.

Leslie Rhodes, 75, was killed during the attacks that took place at Westminster last week.

A ‘just giving’ page has been created to raise funds for the critical care unit at King’s College Hospital where he was treated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Surrey County Council’s leader, David Hodge, is facing fresh criticism this afternoon.

The Lib Dems are calling his latest move to leave the Local Government Association “rash and a poor decision”

Since the beginning of the year, Surrey County Council’s financial pressures have been a hot topic.

A combination of cuts from central Government and a growing demand for vital services, has once again triggered drastic cost saving measures.

Council leader David Hodge started Surrey’s exit from the Local Government Association on Friday, which only became public today.

But, it’s also been revealed that the council has given notice to three other associations in their bid to save money.

It’s unclear at this stage how much will be saved as a final decision will be made in a year's time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

They’ve only been up for a few months, but a campaign has now been launched to remove the digital advertising boards on the A3.

A new alliance formed by London Living Streets, 20s Plenty for Us and Living Streets, wants a ban on digital adverts across London.

The group claims they are distracting and could lead to more accidents.

Graeme Craig is Director of Commercial Development at Transport for London, which is responsible for the signs at Malden Junction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

World number one Andy Murray is out of Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis quarter-final against France with an elbow injury.

He'll miss the clash in Normandy next month.

It's after the Wimbledon champion withdrew from the Miami Open with the same problem.

Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot will make up the team in his absence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

A man in his 20s has been stabbed to death in Battersea.

Police were called just after 1am to reports of an attack in Surrey Lane where the victim was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

A member of police staff based in Croydon has pleaded guilty to a number of offences.

48 year old Adrian Milton pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children and extreme pornography.

He also admitted the theft of mobile phones and ammunition from a criminal exhibits store.

He will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Commuters in Purley kicked up a stink this morning after a lorry full of raw sewage overturned, disrupting their journeys.

The accident closed the Purley Way just after 6am.

15 minutes later, a man came off his bike after skidding on the wet road, and a car and van also collided.

There were no injuries, but the clean up operation took over six hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

People in Kingston are being invited to attend a night with the emergency services.

London Ambulance paramedics will be on hand to offer life saving techniques and advice including CPR, choking and burns.

It’s happening at The Rose Theatre on Monday the 10th of April.

To find out more about the free event, check Kingston Police’s Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Woman struck by a train at Ashford station

A woman has been hit by a train at Ashford station.

Emergency services are currently on the scene, police were called just after 10 o’clock this morning.

Paramedics are treating the woman for her injuries - the extent of them is unknown at this stage.

South-West-trains are at a standstill between Staines and Feltham due to an incident.

The extent of her injuries are unknown at this stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Robert Webb, the man accused of forging his murdered ex-partner’s will has had his court appearance delayed

It’s alleged he forged the will of Robyn Mercer, who was found dead in West Molesey last March.

Webb was charged with fraud by false representation.

The 53 year-old, was due to appear at Kingston Crown Court this morning but that has now been pushed back to April.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Police are appealing for to help to find a vulnerable elderly woman missing from Streatham

73 year-old, Dorothy Decarish, was last seen yesterday morning at her home.

Officers are concerned for Dorothy's safety as she can become easily confused and is not wearing warm clothing.

She is black, approximately 5ft 8inches tall with grey hair. When last seen, Dorothy was wearing a dress with a flowery pattern, a black hat and slippers.

Anyone who has seen Dorothy or knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact Lambeth Police via 101 or 07785774447.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A man is due to be sentenced today for a vicious sexual attack on an 81 year old woman in Balham

41 year old Anthony Roberts admitted the assault, which lasted over 90 minutes, on February the 10th.

The elderly victim had been getting off a 155 bus when Roberts, who was also a passenger, followed her.

She was eventually found and taken to hospital where she was treated for her injuries and trauma.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

2,000 council homes in Wandsworth to have bills slashed

2,000 Council houses across Wandsworth will see their annual heating and hot water bills slashed by ten per cent from next week.

Lower energy bills for homes served by communal hot water and heating systems can be offered to these residents as the council has managed to purchase its gas supplies in advance at a 'very competitive rates’.

The ten % reduction will come into effect from next week and covers the 12 month period up to April 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 am  

Monday, 27 March 2017

A Clapham based dental practice wins four awards in prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry

A dental practice that covers South West London has had four wins in the prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.

Ten Dental also has surgeries in Balham, Clapham and Wandsworth.

Judging was done anonymously by peers and patients giving the practice 22 nominations and 4 wins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

Police are investigating two incidents of road rage

Police are investigating two incidents of road rage involving the same vehicles, on the same day last week.

The incidents happened between 11.30 and 11.40am on Friday.

A white Range Rover and a black Renault Clio were involved in a minor collision on the M25 just near to junction 11 at Chertsey.

It is reported that the Range Rover side swiped the Clio and then made threatening gestures towards the driver.

It’s thought the same vehicles then stopped at traffic lights at Painshill Roundabout in Cobham.

Friends of the people in the Clio were also stopped at the lights in a black Mercedes ML.

It’s then, a passenger, a woman in her 20’s, reportedly got out of the car and approached the Range Rover.

She was involved in a verbal altercation and as a result, fell to the ground and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Range Rover made off from the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 pm  

Former British and Irish Lions rugby union centre Will Greenwood says Chris Robshaw needs to prove he's fit enough for the tour of New Zealand this summer

The England and Twickenham based Quin's flanker's only just returned to action for his club.

He missed the Six Nations with a shoulder injury.

Greenwood also says Scotland's Stuart Hogg, and several Glasgow teammates, are in with a chance of being called up.

He reckons Finn Russell and Tommy Seymour are likely to be included.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Grime artists are claiming that racism is stopping their gigs going ahead at London venues, including in Balham.

The Met Police has come under criticism for including ethnicity on its risk assessment form for live music events.

Grime artists have said that information on these forms led to their gigs being cancelled at the last minute.

The Exhibit bar in Balham met similar accusations earlier this month when they refused to allow grime or garage music to be played at their venue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a rubbish fire in Chessington.

Officers were called to Clayton Road just before 6pm yesterday.

It took 15 fire fighters to bring the blaze under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Complaints have dropped and job applications soared at a hospital in Hammersmith after it was featured in a documentary series.

The BBC series, Hospital, took viewers behind the scenes at NHS hospitals; among them was Charing Cross.

The hospital trust says it has seen a 50% increase in job applications for the five hospitals it manages.

Meanwhile, the proportion of complaints about clinical issues has dropped from 75% of complaints to 15%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Chinese firm MTR and First Group will take over the South West Trains franchise from Stagecoach.

They’re promising to create jobs and improve services.

But a union says it'll mean the Chinese state will now make "a killing" at UK taxpayers' expense.

Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling has had this to say on the matter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Body cameras rolled out with Lambeth Police today

Over 150 have been activated today across Lambeth so far.

Body worn video (BWV), also known as body cameras and body-worn cameras, is a video recording system that is typically used by forces to record their interactions with the public or gather video evidence at crime scenes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

The number of tourists visiting attractions in South West London and Surrey has risen despite national figures dropping.

The number of people visiting some of London’s main attractions dropped sharply last year, possibly because of fears that the capital “might be next” for a terror attack.

However Hampton Court Palace saw a 34% increase in visitors and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew saw an increase of 18.6%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Fly tip removed from the River Wandle

The Environment Agency's Mole and South London Field Team has spent time clearing the rubbish from the water at Wimbledon.

It's the latest crack down on rubbish that has been dumped at spots across London.

The Wandle runs through South West London and is about 9 miles long.

It passes through the Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Merton, and Wandsworth to join the River Thames on the Tideway at Wandsworth.

Much of the River is accessible using the Wandle Trail, but increasing rubbish dumps have led to complaints from both residents and walkers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Wandsworth.

The man, in his 20’s, was stabbed during an altercation with another man near Tesco Express in Garratt Lane just after 5.30 yesterday evening.

The victim was treated at hospital and his injuries are not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Free online mental health counselling for teenagers is arriving in Kingston via a new website called Kooth.

In collaboration with the authorities, the service will provide trained councillors via an online chat service for 11 to 22 year olds.

Representatives for Kooth will also visit secondary schools in the borough to raise awareness of its availability.

Regional service provider, Andy Rooney, explains why an online service is so important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Wandsworth’s Council leader is calling for “unity” following Wednesday’s terrorist attack on Westminster.

Ravi Govindia is calling on faith communities across the borough to unite and work together to “defeat those who pursue hatred

He is writing to the leaders of all the leading religions in Wandsworth to stress the need for solidarity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

The safety of children in Hounslow remains the priority for the Council, even after the recent budget cuts.

It says it will continue to work with schools, police and the community to ensure they get to and from school safely.

The council has had to make savings of £160,000 a year, which includes getting rid of the school crossing patrol service.

Councillors say they welcome any feedback from schools or residents who attended the cabinet meeting on this at the Civic Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

“The Dog ate my homework” may be an age old excuse, but it seems it could actually be true.

Research by Dogs Trust has found 18% of children in London regularly see their paintings and drawings destroyed by their pet.

The charity is now urging owners in South West London to sign up for its brand new Dog School.

Trainers will look into the behavioural problems that cause dogs to act out, and help them learn new skills based positive rewards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Researchers at the University of Surrey are trying to figure out a way to cut pollution levels in Delhi.

They’re calling the study ‘odd-even’ car trials.

It works by only allowing personal vehicles on roads at certain times, based on whether their number plate ends with an odd or even number.

Thousands of volunteers in Delhi stand at intersections checking traffic, and fine those driving outside of their allowed slot.

While the trials did cut pollution at certain hours, in the mornings, pollution levels were still high due to fumes from overnight goods lorries.

Earlier work from the team at Surrey has determined the causes of pollution in Delhi.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Wandsworth and Richmond are among the local authorities raising council tax next month.

Almost every local authority in England is increasing its council tax next month, many by more than inflation.

Bills are rising in 9 out of 10 areas, by as much as 5%, as they attempt to boost funding for social care.

However Hammersmith & Fulham is among the 22 councils that are freezing council tax instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Women from Surbiton and Surrey have shown solidarity with the victims of the Westminster attack by standing along the bridge.

Women stood hand in hand along Westminster Bridge for five minutes as Big Ben chimed in 4pm yesterday.

The event was arranged by Women’s March for London and saw women for many backgrounds come together for the event.

Among them was Fariha Khan, a GP from Surbiton, who said: "We thought of the ordinary people who were here and were mown down, standing here like this, it was very overwhelming.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

A petition has been launched to stop Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Trust charging blue badge holders for parking.

The badge allows disabled people to access free parking but could no longer apply as the hospital attempts to raise additional income.

Caroline Williams started a petition in 2014 to stop the charges and won. The reintroduction of charges has led her to petition again.

She explains to Jackie why the charging of blue badge holders is unacceptable:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

A report by a charity has revealed that cases of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are over 10 times higher than previously estimated.

Project Shout is trying to raise awareness of the 2,400 cases of Carbon Monoxide to prevent future deaths.

An average of 6 people a day attend A&E with suspected poisoning with an estimated 40 million people believed to be at risk.

Alan Littlewood, from Feltham, describes the importance of the Project Shout and the need for increased awareness:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Man injured in hit and run in Staines

A man remains in hospital this morning with serious head injuries after a hit and run collision in Staines.

The accident happened by the Broadway shopping parade in Kingston road at about 5pm yesterday.

It’s believed a light blue Mercedes A Class mounted the pavement and hit the man before leaving the scene.

Officers believe the driver and the pedestrian, a man in his 20s, known each other.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The chequered flag will be waved on motorsport tonight

With AFC Wimbledon returning to its spiritual home at Plough Lane, the chequered flag will be waved on motorsport at the stadium tonight.

The ground has hosted racing events since 1962, and will see the last lap for hot rod and stock car races there later.

Dean Cox from Speedworth Motorsports says it will be an emotional farewell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Hundreds of emergency service workers were fed for free, yards from the Westminster terror attacks on Wednesday

Hundreds of emergency service workers were fed for free, yards from the Westminster terror attacks on Wednesday.

Despite being told to leave the building, Restaurant owner Ibrahim Dogus, refused to shut his restaurant and instead kept it open to help out.

The father of two said “It’s the very least I could do and I think it’s what any Londoner would do if they were in the same situation as me.”

The fourth person to die in the attacks was 75 year old Leslie Rhodes from Clapham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Harlequins run in 7 tries against Newcastle Falcons to move up the Premiership Table

It was a beautiful sunny day engulfing South West London, perfect conditions for free-running rugby.

There was a buoyant attitude from both sets of fans and Harlequins were hopeful for a win to kick off the last 5 games of the premiership season.

After 17 rounds of play, Harlequins found themselves in 7th place, 2 points behind Northampton Saints.

Their opponents, Newcastle Falcons trailed the hosts by 6 points. Quins were also bolstered by past performances between these two teams: Newcastle Falcons having not won at the Twickenham Stoop for 17 years.

Chris Robshaw returned to the starting line-up after three months off for a shoulder injury; Nick Evans back at fly-half and the day also saw the return of the international players.

As the 3pm kick-off approached, the Twickenham Stoop fell silent in remembrance of the tragedy in Westminster during the week.

The game got underway and the visitors, wearing orange, earned a penalty and kicked for a line-out just inside the Harlequins half. Falcons secured lineout ball and their scrum-half Takulua crossed the whitewash within the opening 2 minutes. Conversion added: Harlequins 0 – 7 Newcastle Falcons.

The hosts were awarded a scrum on the restart after the wind caught the ball and caused Newcastle to fumble. Care fed, Luamanu retrieved. Quick hands saw the ball pass to Visser on the wing before returning to the centre. Penalty awarded against the hosts and Falcons again found touch for a lineout inside Harlequins territory.

The hosts, despite looking panicked at times, stole possession and earned advantage; the referee bringing play back to the scene of the crime for Evans to find touch. Harlequins had a good attacking platform. Buchanan found his mark, a maul formed. Care released the ball, tripping up as he did so, but the hosts retained possession. A knock-on from Falcons handed the hosts advantage but it came to nothing. Play returned for a scrum just metres from the posts.

The referee signalled advantage for offside and Care offloaded the ball. Yarde attempted to get over the line; stopped before he could cross; offloaded and out wide to Visser who danced through tackles. Attempt after attempt but Harlequins could not cross.

Play was brought back and Evans lined up the posts: Harlequins 3 – 7 Newcastle Falcons after 13 minutes.

The men in orange got play underway again. Quins decided not to kick from the ruck and kept ball in hand. It paid off as Newcastle were again penalised.

The boot of Evans moved play back into opposition territory. The hosts secured lineout ball but the Falcons stole only to spill. Visser was on hand to regather and ran for the line. He was brought down short but support was prompt and Buchanan powered over for a try, converted by Evans: Harlequins 10 – 7 Newcastle Falcons.

The restart ball was again gathered well. A thumping tackle was made on Robshaw but the ball spilled backwards. Momentum continued in Harlequins favour as chants rang out around the Twickenham Stoop.

Another penalty by Falcons on the halfway line and Care acted quickly. He darted through the defence and was eventually tackled in the opposition 22. Play was halted in the 19th minute for players to receive treatment. It had been a fast-paced opening quarter of the game.

A scrum to Falcons resumed proceedings and the might of the host set-piece saw possession switch. Care fed, Luamanu gathered and the ball passed quickly to the far wing. Yarde gained ground before Care was called upon to recycle. The ball was sent to Brown who usually opts to run. On this occasion he chipped through hoping Visser could get on the end of it. Unfortunately there was too much on the ball and it went dead.

Newcastle tried to slow down the pace by refusing to kick off proceedings. Instead they kept passing the ball up and down the line between themselves. Eventually they were asked to get play going and no sooner had they kicked than Quins gathered, ran the ball back and between them Visser and Brown broke through the defence, Brown crossing the whitewash. Evans converted and after 23 minutes: Harlequins 17 – 7 Newcastle Falcons.

The restart was kicked long and on this occasion Care box-kicked from the ruck gaining distance. Newcastle started their return run but a thumping tackle from Marler kept play in the visitors half.

Quins contested the ruck but Newcastle kept possession. A forward pass went unnoticed by the referee however a knock-on a few metres later handed a scrum to the hosts.

Possession was short-lived as Quins themselves fumbled under tackle. Less than a minutes later and Care was feeding the scrum still inside his own half. They recycled the ball efficiently and Care box-kicked from the ruck. Visser won the aerial battle but the whistle blew for a double movement. Newcastle attempted to gain momentum and Quins were again penalised for a failed interception, which saw the ball being knocked-on instead of caught.

Falcons made it into the Quins half where the hosts were penalised for not releasing a tackled player.

The men in orange lined up the posts: Harlequins 17 – 10 Newcastle Falcons.

With 8 minutes left of the first half, Newcastle had to make a replacement: Vickers left the field for Harris for a Head Injury Replacement.

Harlequins kicked off again and retained possession following a good chase and aerial battle. They attempted to break through on the far wing, before switching play central. Ward knocked-on under tackle but the referee took play back for a Quins’ scrum.

Advantage was signalled; penalty given and yellow card to Newcastle’s Socino for a high tackle straight around the throat. Evans kicked the penalty: Harlequins 20 – 10 Newcastle Falcons. 6 minutes remaining of the first half.

Falcons again delayed the restart and the referee had to move them on. Quins gathered and kicked for touch. Newcastle fumbled the line-out, advantage to Quins, but they broke through the defence and gained ground, knocking-on just outside the 22.

News then came – the substitution for the Head Injury Assessment was permanent: Harris was to stay on the field.

Falcons managed to retain possession from the scrum despite a strong challenge by Quins. The visitors were forced to box-kick out and it went straight into touch handing possession to Quins.

The hosts secured their line-out ball but were turned over; Falcons kicked into touch on the halfway line.

Buchanan found his mark in the line-out. They formed a maul but it could not get going. Care ran with the ball, passed to Visser and seeing danger approach, helped his winger into touch.

Newcastle won the line-out but the visitors were penned in their own half. Passing slowed and Marchant intercepted, running over the whitewash for a try. Evans added the conversion: Harlequins 27 – 10 Newcastle Falcons on the stroke of half-time.

Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 27 – 10 Newcastle Falcons

Evans kicked off the second half and again Quins kept possession. They found touch and Newcastle secured the lineout. The hosts overturned possession and Care recycled the ball quickly, Visser passing to Yarde who crossed the try line. Evans added the conversion: Harlequins 34 – 10 Newcastle Falcons in the 43rd minute.

Quins returned the restart ball and Newcastle kicked for touch. Visser managed to keep the ball in play and Evans kicked on. The ball eventually went into touch just metres from the try line. Newcastle secured lineout ball and sliced into touch.

Play was paused as replacements were made Olmstead came on in place of Chick for the Falcons in the 45th minute.

A scrum was awarded to the visitors still within their own half following a knock-on but a penalty was awarded to the hosts for offside. Evans placed the ball in touch just shy of the whitewash. Buchanan found his mark. They formed a maul and the Falcons engulfed Care as he attempted to release the ball.

Another penalty to the hosts and Wilson was sent to the bin once again reducing Newcastle to 14 men. He received yet more boos as he tripped over a young ball boy whilst heading to his seat – neither player nor ball boy seemed injured.

Evans again went for touch despite an easy three points. The line-out was secured and the maul rolled over the line for Mat Luamanu to drop on the ball. Evans again converted: Harlequins 41 – 10 Newcastle Falcons with 30 minutes remaining.

Newcastle restarted the game; Evans kicked long; Brown gathered the highball, which was returned by the opposition. The hosts then kept ball in hand and after a moment of confusion, Newcastle were tackled into touch on the halfway line.

The visitors brought on several replacements and the game restarted. Quins kept possession and luckily for Care, a blocked chip through from the scrum-half landed back in his hands to retain possession. After a few phases, Care box-kicked long. Unfortunately it rolled dead allowing Newcastle to clear their lines.

Visser took the simple catch and Quins ran with ball in hand. Care again kept the ball alive by recycling quickly. The team were gearing up for another try and this time Care crossed the line himself.

24 minutes remaining.

Evans added the conversion and there was a real buoyant mood in the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 48 – 10 Newcastle Falcons.

The replacements came for Harlequins as Collier left the field for Sinckler.

The restart ball was knocked on by Merrick and then a penalty was then awarded to the opposition for offside.

Lineout to Newcastle on the host 22. A good challenge from Quins but entering from the side handed Falcons a kick into touch.

They formed a maul and advantage was awarded. The referee blew for the penalty.

Swiel came on for Evans – the fly half playing a good game following his return from injury. Evans had a rousing applause.

Newcastle by this time was also back to full strength with sin-bin served.

Quins were awarded a penalty themselves following dominant defence. The ball then found touch still in their own half.

Falcons overthrew the line but kept possession. Defence from the hosts was strong and the visitors found themselves being pushed back.

Advantage to Quins who stole possession and the penalty came. Swiel placed the ball long in touch for an attacking lineout on the 22. This time Buchanan threw long but, like Newcastle, Harlequins kept possession. That was until the hosts were penalised. Falcons kicked long but failed to find touch. Brown ran the ball back into the opposition half. Marler knocked on and replacements were made:

Matthews replaced Horwill with 15 minutes remaining.

The scrum held firm for both sides and Newcastle were able to break into Quins’ territory. Yarde made a desperate tackle on Sowrey who had broken through the defence. The visitors were building up their own momentum and found themselves metres from the line. Offside handed a penalty to Newcastle that they took quickly but were again stopped short of the line. Another phase later and Wilson crossed, converted by Delany: 13 minutes left.

Marler and Buchanan were replaced by Gray and Lambert for Harlequins.

The restart ball found distance but an accidental high tackle handed the visitors a penalty.

They kicked for a line-out still within their own half. Falcons kept possession and earned an advantage. The visitors could not breakout and so took the penalty, kicking for touch. Visser claimed the ball before it reached the line and kept play alive. He sent the ball back up the field.

Newcastle decideed to keep hold of the ball and made their way back into host territory.

Sinckler received treatment before engaging in the home scrum. Penalty was awarded to Newcastle for early engagement.

Errors were now slipping into the hosts’ play.

Visser stole possession and ran along the wing, eventually being tackled into touch. Care and Visser received a standing ovation for their efforts as they left the battlefield, making way for Mulchrone and Alofa Alofa with 8 minutes remaining.

Newcastle secured line-out ball but Quins kept the pressure on. The hosts refused to allow the visitors to run the ball out from deep and so they were forced to box-kick, finding little distance.

Matthews secured the ball following the lineout and a maul formed. It collapsed but Newcastle earned the penalty. They sliced into touch, still unable to make it out of their own half.

Newcastle formed a maul and then broke away. Quins fought hard and turned over possession; Mulchrone box-kicking and finding touch.

On the fans cheered.

Newcastle took a quick penalty after the hosts were penalised in the lineout. Another penalty and Newcastle again chose to run. Harlequins stripped the ball and Marchant chipped through to Swiel who sped away and crossed the line. He was unable to convert: Harlequins 53 – 17 Newcastle Falcons. Less than 2 minutes left.

The restart barely made 10 metres and the visitors reclaimed the ball and ran it up to the Quins’ 22.

They recycled well but the hosts kept the defensive pressure on.

The fans counted down the clock. The referee awarded Harlequins the penalty and the ball was duly kicked into touch.

Full-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 53 – 17 Newcastle Falcons

Mike Brown was named Man of the Match in front of a sell-out crowd. The bonus-point win moved Harlequins into 6th place in the premiership table. They face Saracens at Wembley in two weeks.

15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Danny Care, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Rob Buchanan, 3 Will Collier, 4 George Merrick, 5 James Horwill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 7 Dave Ward ©, 8 Mat Luamanu

16 Joe Gray, 17 Mark Lambert, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Charlie Matthews, 20 Jack Clifford, 21 Charlie Mulchrone, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Alofa Alofa

Newcastle Falcons
15 Alex Tait, 14 Vereniki Goneva, 13 Dominic Waldouck, 12 Juan Pablo Socino, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 1 Rob Vickers, 2 Scott Lawson, 3 Joe Welsh, 4 Calum Green, 5 Mark Wilson, 6 Callum Chick, 7 Will Welch ©, 8 Nili Latu

16 Ben Sowrey, 17 Ben Harris, 18 David Wilson, 19 Evan Olmstead, 20 Ally Hogg, 21 Michael Young, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Chris Harris
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Mole Valley Councillor raises concerns over cuts to sexual health clinics.

A Mole Valley Councillor has voiced her concern over the imminent closure of sexual health clinics across Surrey.

Claire Malcomson believes cuts to the services are unclear and are leading to anxiety amongst staff and patients.

It comes as Surrey County Council is making cuts of 2 million pound per year over the next three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Dog Walkers fury at proposals by Richmond Council to restrict owners to four animals.

Dog walkers in Richmond are furious over plans by the council to restrict owners walking more than four animals at once.

Professional dog walkers say that if a proposal for a four dog limit goes ahead it will put them out of business.

They also say owners may be forced to give up their pets because they will not be able to give them enough exercise.

The council says it received a number of complains of animals causing nuisance and dog walkers flooding parks such as Sheen Common and Ham Lands.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Purple Day - Raising awareness of epilepsy across the South East

Today is Purple Day, when charities raise awareness of epilepsy.

This includes an estimated 85,000 people suffering with the condition across the South East.

6 out of 10 people with epilepsy have expressed feelings of loneliness about the condition and campaigners are trying to reduce stigma about it.

Chantal Spittles from Epilepsy Action is welcoming the increased awareness:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Harlequins put in a dominant display at Twickenham

Harlequins have put on a dominant display at the Twickenham Stoop.

The rugby union side ran in seven tries against Newcastle Falcons. The bonus-point win saw Quins move into 6th place in the premiership table.

Director of Rugby for Harlequins, John Kingston, confirmed with Radio Jackie the game was not as easy as the score-line suggests:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

There is an early Mother's Day surprise for a Mum in Epsom.
A Mother from Epsom has received an early Mother’s Day surprise.

85 year old June Sterland from West Hill was amazed to find her old home videos converted into digital format.

It’s after her daughter 53 year old Emma won a co-op competition and had her mother’s front room converted into a cinema.

The surprise was extra special as June’s husband has a neurological condition making it hard for them to get out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Tributes pour in for Croydon gym instructor

More than 100 people have paid tribute on social media to a "well-loved" young gym instructor from Croydon who died after suffering a sudden heart attack earlier this week.

29 year-old John Hammar worked at the Fit4Less gym and was at the gym when he went into cardiac arrest on Thursday with both staff and paramedics doing all they could to try and
resuscitate him.

Mala Edwards, the manager of the gym on Stanley Park Road, has posted a statement from the company on Facebook and also paid tribute to her "best friend".

She said: "We are completely devastated and cannot imagine life without this amazing kind, generous soul who was loved by all. RIP to the best gym instructor, my best friend and brother we will miss you so very much."

The gym also released a statement:

"We are extremely upset to report that our well-loved member of staff, John Hammar, suddenly died of a heart attack [on Thursday, March 23].

"Our staff administered CPR immediately and called the paramedics who arrived shortly after. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, they were unable to do so.

"John's family have been informed and our hearts go out to them at this difficult time. John was like a member of the family to us and he will be incredibly missed by us all.

"We would like to praise our staff for their quick and brave actions, [and they] will be receiving full support through this hard time. Also, thank you to the paramedics who fought incredibly hard to save John.

"We would also like to thank people for their kind messages."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Leslie Rhodes, Clapham-resident killed in Westminster attack used to clean Churchill's windows

According to reports, Leslie Rhodes, the 75 year-old man from Clapham and the fourth victim of Wednesday's attack used to be Winston Churchill’s window cleaner.

A friend and client Janine Roebuck, said he cleaned the windows at Churchill’s house in Kent, something he was very proud of.

She also said that Leslie was due to go to her house in Vauxhall a few days after being killed by Khalid Masood.

Rhodes sadly died after he had his life-support switched off, having been treated at King’s College Hospital prior to his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 pm  

Missing Epsom boy found

A missing ten year old boy from Epsom has been found by the Police.

Oliver Sayer had been missing since midday on Saturday but was found safe and well at around 6.30pm.

The media and the public have been thanked for their help by Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

The final greyhound race will take place at Wimbledon’s Plough Lane Stadium tonight.

After 89 years of racing, the stadium will shut and be replaced by a new 20,000 seater stadium for AFC Wimbledon.

It marks the demise of the sport as stadiums across the country close down.

There used to be 33 greyhound tracks in London but now the closest one is The Romford Greyhound Stadium in Essex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

Police have commended the bravery of a woman from Woking for coming forward to bring her abusive husband to justice.

Danny Barnett was jailed earlier this week for three charges of actual bodily harm and one charge of perverting the course of justice.

After he made several attempts to suggest his wife’s stories of abuse were untrue, including the forgery of a birthday card.

Surrey Police have praised the victim for having trust in the authorities during the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

Hundreds from the campaign group ‘Guildford for Europe’ joined the Unite for Europe march in London today.

Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit demonstrators marched through central London to Westminster and finished with a tribute to the victims of Wednesday's terror attack.

Unite for Europe campaigners observed a minute's silence at Parliament Square after the march.

Meanwhile, more than a thousand campaigners took to the street in Edinburgh in a simultaneous protest organised by the city's Young European Movement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Richmond and Wimbledon theatres turn off their electricity to celebrate Earth Hour.

Tonight marks a decade of Earth Hour.

People will turn off their electricity for one hour between 8.30 and 9.30pm to show their commitment to tackling climate change.

Some of the area’s largest business will also take part including Richmond and Wimbledon theatres.

Organiser World Wildlife Fund, based in Woking, has released this hopeful message to mark the event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Police are appealing for the public help’s in finding a missing boy from Epsom.

Ten-year old Oliver Sayer was last seen in Epsom town centre at around midday today.

He’s described as white, 5ft4” with dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur lined hood and skinny jeans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Support group in Sutton for new mums to be set up

New mothers in Sutton are being encouraged to join a support group which is just getting underway.

The organiser Emily Tredget suffered from Post Natal Depression and that’s one of the reasons behind the new set-up.

Emily says there’s still a stigma if you don’t love your baby from the start.

She says social media can give the wrong idea.

So she's set up a new website but she told Sarah Onions that's not the only way to help young parents:

The first meeting of the group will be on the 4th of April in Sutton at the Sutton Baptist Church from 2-4 pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Glynn School at 90

It’s just 4 days to the big celebration for the 90th birthday of Glynn School of Technology in Ewell.

The students have organised the celebrations which will include visitors from all over the world by former pupils, including a singer from America.

Head boy Jack Pepper says it’s going well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Elton John turns 70 today

The highlight of his celebrations will be a gala event tonight in LA for his AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum.

As part of his birthday year, he’ll be returning to Twickenham for a concert in the summer at The Stoop playing ground.

That’s a massive 47 years after he played in the town at St Mary’s College.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Former Woking McClaren driver in pole position

Former Woking McClaren player Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position for tomorrow's season opening Australian F1 Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver came in ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in qualifying in Melbourne.

Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Friday, 24 March 2017

Kingston policeman sentenced for indecent images of children

A former Kingston police constable who downloaded more than 65,000 indecent images of children has been given a suspended jail sentence.

55 year old Peter Ba Han was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months.

He pleaded guilty to one count of making an indecent image of a child at Southwark Crown Court on the 10th February.

He’s required to sign the Sexual Offence Register for 10 years and attend a rehabilitation course.

He was dismissed by the Met Police after a special case hearing on the 10th March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

A man’s been shot on the Phipps Bridge Estate in Mitcham.

Police were called to Phipps Bridge Road just before 9 o’clock last night.

Police found the 28 year old in a serious condition.

The victim remains in hospital. His injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed Prince George will be going to school in Battersea

The Royal will attend Thomas's London Day School, a private school.

Kensington Palace says the couple are confident George will have a "happy and successful start to his education".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she was hit by a car in Cobham.

The pedestrian and white Range Rover were in collision on the Painshill Roundabout just before midday.

Police say there appears to have been some form of altercation prior to the collision.

Officers are urging anybody who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

A South-West London Dental Practice is in line to win Best Aesthetic Practice at this month’s awards.

Ten Dental received 22 nominations across 15 awards categories in the prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.

It has treatment centres in Balham, Clapham along with Wandsworth and has won national recognition.

The ceremony will be held at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses as they continue to investigate a robbery and two assaults in Ashford earlier this month.

The robbery took place on Chesterfield Road at the junction with Fordbridge Road, while the assaults took place on the same road, earlier that day.

A woman was punched in the face and a man was chased with a knife.

It is believed the incidents are linked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

A firm warning is going out to people in Hounslow who continually breach planning regulations.

The warning comes after four people were fined over £30,000 for erecting an extension at a house without the right permission.

They also ignored four warnings to tear the structure down.

Councillors say if rules are flouted, people will be taken to court and face huge fines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Kingston Fire Station will not be losing one of its fire engines after all.

The Fire Brigade had proposed moving one of the two engines from Kingston Station, which is the safest in the borough, to New Malden.

It argued New Malden has easier road access being right on the A3, and the town also sees the majority of the borough’s incidents.

But, following a public consultation, LFB bosses have decided the engine will stay at the Kingston Station instead.

Although this will be reviewed in a year’s time, they say they are listening to what residents want.

Also, since the consultation was launched, response times in Kingston have hit a 5 year record.

Second engines are now at the scene of an emergency within 8 minutes, and fire fighters are now out of the door within 17 seconds.

Because of that, Peter Rickard, Borough Commander, says he’s happy that the decision has been reversed.

He has denied claims from Kingston Labour Party that lives would have been put in danger by the move, as Kingston is the safest station in the borough already.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Croydon South MP says public access to parliament shouldn't change despite the attack.

Croydon South MP Chris Philip has said the attack on Westminster should not affect the public's access to the Houses of Parliament.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Commuters travelling out of Clapham Junction had to walk part of their journey to work this morning.

It’s after a power failure in the Surrey Quays area caused mass disruption.

The power lines were turned off so passengers could exit the trains via the tracks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Neighbour pays tribute to Clapham's Leslie Rhodes after Westminster attack

Police say at least 50 people were injured in the Westminster terrorist attack, and 31 of them have needed hospital treatment.

Two more arrests were made overnight as officers continue to investigate the man behind it, Khalid Masood.

The fourth person he killed was Leslie Rhodes - a 75-year-old man from Clapham.

His neighbour of 24 years, Philip Williams, says they were close.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Following the Westminster terrorist attacks, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK is holding a special remembrance service at Western Europe’s largest mosque in Morden at today's Friday prayers.

Thousands will gather to pray for the victims and their families as part of the community’s nationwide United Against Extremism campaign.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community has condemned "the senseless and brutal killing and injuring of innocent people at Westminster on Wednesday."

Leaders say they stand "united with one voice to condemn this attack and is determined not to let the terrorists divide society."

To find out more about the work the Mosque does, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Police say latest Westminster victim was Leslie Rhodes from Clapham

Police investigating the Westminster attack say they've made two more 'significant' arrests overnight.

Nine people are now in custody.

Scotland Yard have revealed the terrorist, Khalid Masood, was born Adrian Russell Ajao.

The fourth person he killed has been named as 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes from Clapham in south London.

Scotland Yard's acting deputy commissioner Mark Rowley, confirmed his name earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Most patients at Kingston Hospital will remember how disappointing the food is - well not anymore.

Duncan Burton, director of Nursing has decided to replace the limp bread with toast and bacon.

He believes appetizing food is essential for the patients’ recovery.

A recent survey found that only 30% of hospital food is cooked freshly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses after two attempted abductions on Streatham Hill and Lambeth Road.

The first incident happened last Tuesday when the suspect approached an 11 year old who then escaped by boarding a bus.

In the second incident, also last week, the suspect dragged a 13 year old towards Archbishop Park, before a bystander intervened.

The incidents are not yet known to be related.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

BREAKING NEWS Police say latest Westminster victim was Leslie Rhodes 75 year old from Clapham

One person is still in a life-threatening condition - 2 are critical.

Two more arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

A man has been jailed for the rape of an under-aged girl in Kensington almost 30 years ago.

Philip Gonslaves from Lewisham has been found guilty of attacking the 12 year old in 1987 at a hotel.

The girl was staying with her parents at the bed and breakfast while he lived opposite.

The case was reopened as part of the Met’s ongoing re-assessment of cold cases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Thursday, 23 March 2017

University of Surrey ranked 5th in UK for student experience

The University of Surrey has been ranked fifth in the UK for student experience.

The Uni’s gone up 26 places from last year in the Student Experience Survey, compiled by Times Higher Education.

More than 15,000 students from across Britain were asked to rate different aspects of their university.

Surrey Uni came out on top for security, and sixth for industry connections and student welfare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm  

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has compared himself to an unlikely footballer

Chelsea’s Diego Costa has compared himself to an unlikely footballer - Sergio Ramos .

He said: "He's just like me. He wants to win, he'll hit you. He’s better as a teammate than an opponent.”

The striker is on international duty with Spain this week and will have linked up with the Real Madrid defender over the past few days.

The pair will have also faced each other several times in La Liga when Costa played for Atletico Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 pm  

The number of empty shops in Richmond is continuing to fall.

Six years ago, it’s thought there were 233 vacant business premises in the borough. Last year it was 133.

The council puts the fall down to increased investment and the fact free parking is offered at various times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

A man has been found guilty of manslaughter after a woman was crushed to death by window frames weighing more than half a tonne.

43 year old Amanda Telfer died as she walked past Hanover Square in 2012. The frames had been lying unprotected.

64 year old Kelvin Adsett, a supervisor at Slough based IS Europe Limited, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.

He was also convicted of failure to take reasonable care for safety whilst at work.

50 year old Damian Lakin-Hall from Cobham was found guilty of the same charge but acquitted of Ms Telfer's manslaughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Surrey Police says it will continue to review officer deployments in the light of yesterday’s attack on Westminster.

The county, along with the rest of the country, is already operating at a severe threat level which has been in place since 2014.

A spokesman says the force will continue to liaise with national and regional colleagues as the investigation unfolds.

Officers are calling on members of the public to report anything suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community speaks out after yesterday's attack in London

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community, whose mosque is based in Morden, have strongly condemned yesterday's attack.

They have also paid tribute to all Londoners affected and say they stand united.

Farooq Aftab, from the community says their religion has been hijacked.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Wimbledon's Conservative MP is blaming Labour run Merton council for the decline of Wimbledon Village

Traders have asked Stephen Hammond to lobby his Government over business rates and rent, which they say are killing independent shops.

But Mr Hammond has declined to do this, saying the blame lies with the Council.

He says he doesn't fear this is the death knell for the famous High Street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Husband and wife from Chessington have been banned from keeping animals

A couple from Chessington who left their two cats and dog alone at home, whilst away on a two-week holiday have appeared in court.

Zara and David Hicks have been banned from keeping animals for 12 years and given a suspended prison sentence.

It comes after the RSPCA found one of their cats dead, and the other cat and dog neglected in a dirty kitchen, after a house visit.

The charity is now urging pet owners going away over the Easter holiday, to ensure their animals are cared for and looked after.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Police have released CCTV footage of two men they are hunting in connection with an alleged distraction theft in Brompton

Last year, the men are believed to have stolen a 79 year-old man's beloved BMW outside a Petrol Station, on Old Brompton Road.

CCTV cameras captured the two suspects.

‘Suspect One’ is described as approximately 5ft 6ins tall, with short black hair and a beard.

He was wearing a blue baseball cap with a white 'Fly Emirates' logo on the front, a dark red top and blue jeans.

‘Suspect Two’ also had short black hair and a beard.

He was wearing a blue baseball cap with a white logo on the front, a black coat, blue jeans and black shoes.

Detective Constable Scott Lockington, from Notting Hill CID, says: "This is an abhorrent crime targeting a vulnerable member of our society. We are keen to identify the two suspects in the CCTV footage so that we can bring these offenders to justice. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 020 8246 0217 or by tweeting at @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Breastfeeding rates in Sutton are in the spotlight

Only 37% of mothers in Sutton are still breastfeeding their new-borns after two months.

Lucy Mayer has been finding out why.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Brentford residents attend meeting to oppose third runway at Heathrow

Nearly 200 residents from Brentford attended a meeting on Tuesday night about opposing a third runway at Heathrow.

It was held by anti-Heathrow group BASH Runway 3 at Brentford Free Church, one of the speakers was Brentford and Isleworth MP Ruth Cadbury.

It covered topics including increased congestion on local roads, expansion of the M4, air quality in the area and increased aircraft noise.

More activities are planned by the group of concerned residents who have decided to take action to oppose the Heathrow expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A report has discovered that a Charity in Leatherhead, supporting children with life-limiting illnesses, is saving public services over £2 million a year.

The Rainbow Trust only receives 3% of its funding from the government and yet supports over 2,000 families in Surrey.

The care it provides costs just over £22 an hour and relies on voluntary donations to survive.

The report is calling upon Health Minister David Mowat to ensure all elements of children's care are not neglected by government funding

Anne Harris, the Director of Care at the Rainbow Trust welcomes the report:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

UEFA boss wants to stop Chelsea having so many players on loan

The head of European football wants to stop top clubs like Chelsea from hoarding players.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he's looking at changing rules to punish teams with a "luxury tax".

At the start of this season, the Premier leaders had more than 30 players out on loan.

Italian champions Juventus have over 50 players away from their club at the moment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

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Andrew is Wimbledon born, loves challenges: trekking Nepal, diving with sharks, snowmobiling the Arctic. He says there's nothing better than being just outside your comfort zone as you're only here once.

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

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Paul Francis
Paul grew up in Fetcham and now lives in Teddington with his wife, two cats and a dog. He supports Fulham and plays in a band.

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Haz Childs
Haz is from Hampton and loves all genre in music, but has a soft spot for reggae and Bob Marley.

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Emma Adams
Emma used to walk past Jackie when she was younger and wonder what it looked like inside. Now she knows.

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

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Juliette Ivie
Juliette says she's generally one of those people who hates to miss out on things, so she can sometimes be quite hard to pin down! She's probably at a gig, theatre, bar, pub, or on a walk.

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Josh Doherty
Josh likes wine and Football Manager, preferably at the same time. He is also a passionate Chelsea fan.

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Ellie Jay
Ellie is from Thames Ditton and is learning Hindi very slowly.

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Rosalyn McCrea
Rosalyn hails from Richmond via Paris but she has a big love of Scottish rugby.

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Martha Langan
Martha was originally called Lettuce, but thankfully her parents saw sense.

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Scott McGee
Scott has lived around Kingston all of his life, but has a special connection to Richmond Park. He loves watching sport.

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Iona Stewart-Richardson
Iona enjoys writing plays, poetry and kayaking.

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Ed Drake
Ed was born and raised in South West London. Having competed in alpine skiing at the Olympic Games, he’s a lover of speed on a motorbike, car or on skis.

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Grace McGachy
Grace wants to be the next Mary Berry, failing that, she's happy being a journalist! She recently started a vinyl record collection and loves old movies.

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Katie Shanahan
Katie is a Kingston girl who loves sport. She’s played hockey for England, but now enjoys cycling in the Surrey Hills with a good coffee and cake to finish.

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Adam Shaw
Adam is passionate about football and Jaffa Cakes.

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David Walker
David presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.

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Katie Polglase
Katie has learnt to speak Spanish, Arabic and the odd bit of Persian. But when all seems a bit too much like hard work, she'll be playing the piano or guitar or just watching Netflix.

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Holly Snelling
Holly would love to have a job that pays her to travel round the world and is a firm believer houmous goes with almost anything.

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Sandra Aggrey
Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.

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Warren Muggleton
Warren loves rowing, playing piano and drums (not at the same time though!), and old BBC comedies.

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Jamie’s hobbies include acting, writing, and eating cake.

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