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Thursday, 14 December 2017

A cat has “miraculously” survived after being shot with an airgun in its back garden in Thornton Heath

A cat has “miraculously” survived after being shot with an airgun in its back garden in Thornton Heath.

Louie, a five-year-old black cat, suffered a multitude of injuries in the attack earlier this month.

His owner Kirsty Grieve told the Evening Standard he was “lucky to be alive” after he recovered from a successful operation in hospital.

The RSPCA is now appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard the attack in Parchmore Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Grenfell service of remembrance starting

Princes William and Harry are joining victims' relatives and emergency services involved in the Grenfell Tower fire for a national memorial service.

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council will not be attending.

Elizabeth Campbell broke her leg on Monday.

She was travelling between two meetings in central London when she lost her balance in a doorway.

It is understood she suffered a spiral fracture, breaking her leg in two places.

Six months after the disaster, the 71 people who died are being remembered at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Wimbledon’s Conservative MP was one of the casualties of yesterday’s Brexit vote

Wimbledon’s Conservative MP was one of the casualties of yesterday’s Brexit vote.

Stephen Hammond has been sacked as a vice-chairman of the Party after he rebelled against the Government.

He voted in favour of Dominic Grieve’s amendment seven, to ensure MPs have a “meaningful vote” on the withdrawal deal.

That’s in stark contrast to what he had to say to us in May, when he said the PM had his full support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

A family business that rose from the ashes of the Croydon riot flames, is gearing up to celebrate its 150th birthday

On Saturday, Reeves Furniture Store will throw open its doors to loyal and new customers for a family celebration.

The burning building became a symbol of the riots that engulfed London in August 2011.

Owner Trevor Reeves tells us it’s pure hard work and determination that means they can celebrate this milestone birthday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

MP for Epsom and Ewell insists the focus should be back on the Brexit talks

The government admits it's disappointed to be defeated in the Commons on a key piece of Brexit legislation.

Some Conservatives rebelled in a vote last night - which means MPs will now get a vote on the deal agreed with the EU.

Cabinet minister and MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling insists the focus should be back on the Brexit talks - rather than parliamentary process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Young artists and their families have enjoyed a special afternoon tea in Richmond this week

It’s after children were asked to design Christmas cards for the Mayor.

Six children and their parents were invited to the Mayor's Parlour after having their designs chosen from over 450 entries in the

They sat down to tea with the mayor and her deputy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A £10,000 reward has been put up to help catch the killers responsible for the fatal stabbing of a man near Wandsworth Common

24 year old Abdullah Hamima was stabbed in the heart during a heated argument with a group of men on the 25th April.

He was a passenger in a grey car with two other men, before his vehicle stopped in Melody Road near the junction with Quarry Road.

He was one of three people fatally wounded in Wandsworth this year, alongside 17-year-old Mahamad Hassan and 21-year-old Malachi Brooks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Hounslow Council to clamp down on alcohol abuse in public places

People in Hounslow found committing anti-social behaviour as a result of the misuse of alcohol in a public place could be prosecuted.

It’s after the council decided to introduce the Public Space Protection Order.

Anyone found in an inappropriate use of alcohol could receive a penalty notice of £100 and if not paid a fine up to £1000 or prosecution.

Restrictions are also being introduced on the use of unauthorised motor vehicles in Feltham Park to tackle anti-social use of mopeds around the park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am  

Rail workers at two companies to strike over Christmas

Rail workers at two companies are to stage a strike over Christmas and New Year.

It comes as members of the RMT at Greater Anglia and South Western Railway are in dispute over guards and safety.

Both companies are to walkout for 24 hours with the RMT on the 27 December and South Western Railway on 31st of December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

Wimbledon MP is dismissed from his role as Tory Vice Chairman

Conservative rebels are claiming to have "taken back control" of the Brexit process following the government's first defeat in the Commons.

An amendment, calling for a "meaningful" vote for MPs over the final withdrawal deal was approved, by a majority of just four votes.

The prime minister sacked the Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond from his role as Tory vice chairman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A 23-year-old man has been found guilty of terrorism offences at Kingston Crown Court

Mijanul Haque was stopped at Heathrow Airport in 2016 where officers seized his phone and found images and material related to Daesh.

They also found WhatsApp messages from Haque to his contacts sharing propaganda videos and online sites encouraging acts of terrorism.

He is due to be sentenced next Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 pm  

A confectioner from Croydon is through to The Apprentice final

Sarah Lynn, who owns a sweet company that provides products for retailers and corporate clients, survived the infamous interview round.

The 35-year-old has made it to Sunday’s final alongside James White where they will be battling for Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man who received over £10,000 by conning prospective tenants has been convicted of fraud

Between 2015 and 2016 James Bennett advertised rooms for rent at four different properties including one in Tooting.

The 32-year-old took holding deposits of up to £725 each from people in need of accommodation.

In each case he didn’t have permission to rent out the rooms and was in the process of being evicted.

Bennett, who did not attend trial, was charged with 17 offences in his absence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond has been sacked as Conservative vice chairman

It’s after the government suffered its first Brexit defeat in the Commons when MPs voted to give Parliament the right to have a say on any final exit deal.

The amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill passed by just four votes.

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve tabled the modification and says he felt he had no choice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

Detectives say they've traced two of the four drivers involved in a hit and run which killed a woman from Wandsworth

The 29-year-old was struck as she was walking over a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill on Monday morning.

Police are still looking to speak to two other drivers and anyone who may have seen what happened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A man has been charged with drink-driving following a collision in Knaphill yesterday evening

The 63-year-old had been driving a silver Hyundai on Anchor Hill when he collided with another vehicle.

The other driver suffered minor injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

A couple who own a block of flats in Waddon have been found guilty of failing to comply with a demolition enforcement notice

The flats were found to not have been built in accordance with the planning permission granted by the council.

Derek and Susan Stansbury, who live in Pimlico, appeared at Croydon Crown Court last Thursday.

The couple bought the block of flats at an auction from the previous owner, who had also ignored the demolition enforcement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Rail strikes on two operators have been announced which will affect people travelling over the Christmas period

The RMT union says its members working for South Western Railway will strike on New Year's Eve in a row over the role of guards.

Meanwhile, those on Greater Anglia will walk out on the 27th of this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

Hounslow Council is implementing new initiatives to control development in the borough

New guidelines for people wishing to make house extensions and alterations were agreed at a cabinet meeting last night

And organisations seeking to change the use of office land or buildings will now have to submit planning applications.

Lead Councillor Steve Curran says it’s to ensure the local economy keeps the work space that it needs, and to keep house extensions appropriate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

AFC Wimbledon has secured permission to start building a new stadium

AFC Wimbledon has secured permission to start building a new stadium.

Construction will take place in Plough Lane, replacing the Wimbledon Greyhound stadium.

The development will also pump £1.5million in economic benefits to the Merton borough.

These include health provisions, transport links alongside long-term employment opportunities at new stadium.

Merton Council leader, Stephen Alambritis says it’s ”an historic moment”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A box containing babies ashes has been stolen in a burglary in Richmond

A box containing twin babies ashes has been stolen in a burglary in Richmond.

The box was stolen alongside items of jewellery at some point between 2 and 5pm on Monday.

Detective Constable Rejinder Chana has called it a ‘heartbreaking ordeal’ and said the box is of no value to those who stole it.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

A hospital radio presenter has completed a mammoth task just swimmingly

A hospital radio presenter has completed a mammoth task just swimmingly.

Dave Goodings, who broadcasts to patients at the Royal Marsden in Sutton, has broken the record for the longest underwater radio show.

He managed to beat the previous record of 5 hours 6 minutes, by doing 5 hours 22 minutes.

The 23 year old has volunteered at the site since 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Kingston has become the first borough in the capital to roll out free WiFi 24/7

Kingston has become the first borough in the capital to roll out free WiFi 24/7.

Council bosses say it’s in anticipation of the introduction of 5G.

People in town centres will be able to access the internet free of charge by typing in a special login name.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

BA moves to revamp pension plan

British Airways has pulled the plug on a lucrative pension plan amidst fears over its black hole.

The Heathrow based airline will shift staff on its 30-year-old final salary scheme into a defined-contribution plan in April next year.

Figures revealed the plan, called the New Airways Pension Scheme, had a £3.7-billion black hole prompting concern at the UK flag carrier about the gaping deficit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

MP Tom Brake wants medical transport services review

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake wants a government review into transport services for elderly people travelling to and from medical appointments.

A survey done by charity Age UK found 1.45 million people over the age of 65 reported having great difficulty getting to hospital for appointments.

Mr Brake said “Poor transport should never be the reason an individual can’t make it to the hospital or has their recovery delayed.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Chelsea boss is pleased with a win for the club

Chelsea are level on points with Manchester United in the Premier League - after a comfortable win at Huddersfield.

Antonio Conte's side came out on top 3-1.

The champions' boss says it's a satisfying night's work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

Crystal Palace manager reacts over tonight's win

Crystal Palace are out of the Premier League's relegation zone.

They scored twice in the last few minutes to beat Watford 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Manager Roy Hodgson says their belief helped them snatch the three points.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

Chelsea and Crystal Palace both get three points tonight

In Football tonight, Chelsea have gone level on points with second placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

The Blues won 3-1 at Huddersfield.

Crystal Palace are out of the relegation zone - after they scored two late goals to win 2-1 against Watford - who finished the game with 10-men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Inquest reveals motorcyclist from Egham was 'over the limit' when he died

An inquest into an Egham motorcyclist's death has heard that he was over the limit for alcohol when he crashed near Newlands Corner.

56-year old Grahame died from neck and head injuries at the scene of the collision on the A25 Shere Road in May this year.

Mr White who was born in Englefield Green had drunk a few cans of Guinness the night before his journey to Box Hill.

He ‘ tried to overtake a car ahead of him' and collided with a blue Toyota Estima.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Burst water main in Chertsey and Balham causes chaos

A major route in Chertsey has been closed all day today due to a burst water-main.

The pipe in Bell Bridge Road iced over overnight, causing it to split.

Police on scene earlier say the route had become dangerous.

A main also burst on Balham High Road, causing delays for drivers throughout today, although it remains partially open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Chelsea and Crystal Palace scores at half-time

Chelsea are on course to go level on points with second placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

They're 2-nil up at Huddersfield at half-time.

In other football, Crystal Palace are 1-0 down at home to Watford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Speaker of the House of Commons addresses survivors of Grenfell Tower disaster

The Speaker of the House of Commons has described the Grenfell Tower fire as a "grotesque tragedy."

John Bercow was addressing bereaved families and survivors at an event in the Houses of Parliament to mark the six-month anniversary of the disaster in North Kensington.

Earlier - the families asked the Prime Minister to intervene in the inquiry - and make sure community advisors are appointed:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Three-week-old baby dies after lorry crash in Croydon

A three-week-old baby girl has died in a car crash in Croydon after her mother became distracted when her sat-nav fell from the windscreen.

Ruth Kareem-Komalafe died in hospital the day after her parents smashed into a lorry.

The family were on their way to register Ruth at a GP surgery, as they had just registered her birth in Croydon.

The father had taken her out of the car-seat as she was hysterically crying, after the crash they found her in the foot well behind the passenger seat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

Surrey Police is warning of the consequences of violent behaviour after a man was sentenced for a brutal attack in Old Woking

18 year old Connor Richardson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten months in a Young Offenders Institute earlier.

The offence happened on Easter Sunday at The Crown & Anchor pub just after 11.30pm.

CCTV from earlier in the evening showed a verbal altercation between Richardson and his victim.

Later that evening, whilst in the smoking area, Richardson threw a single punch towards the victim, making contact with his face.

The punch left the victim with injuries to his cheekbone and nerve damage to his face which required surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Chelsea travel to Huddersfield tonight

Chelsea will be hoping to get back on track this evening after Saturday's shock Premier League defeat to West Ham.

Antonio Conte’s team travel to the John Smith’s Stadium tonight to play Huddersfield Town and are hoping to close the gap in the table.

Gary Cahill says Huddersfield have played very well at home, proving difficult for some big clubs, but has said The Blues need to be at their best.

Kick off is at 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Man missing from Hounslow for two days

A man has been missing from Hounslow since Sunday, and police are growing concerned.

There is a picture of Stephen Henderson on out twitter feed – Radio_Jackie.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has any information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Giuseppe Toni Mascolo, the 'Toni' part of Toni and Guy hairdressing chain, has died aged 75.

He was born in Italy and established the first of the famous salons in Clapham in 1963 with his brother Guy.

The company went on to achieve global success influencing scores of celebrity trends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Grenfell Tower inquiry update

Relatives of those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire have handed in a petition to Downing Street asking for changes to an inquiry into the tragedy.

It's being led by former High Court judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, but local residents want more diversity among those looking into what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Michael Gove has announced proposals for 5 year jail terms for animal abusers on a visit to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

MPs are debating the proposed new Animal Welfare Bill in Parliament today.

It includes banning wild animals in circuses and third party puppy sales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Hit and run victim identified as woman from Wandsworth

Police are hunting four drivers after a woman was left dying on a pedestrian crossing in the middle of a busy street in Tulse Hill.

The 29 year old victim from Wandsworth was hit by two lorries and two cars in the suspected hit-and-run just before 7am yesterday.

She died at the scene.

Paul Reardon runs a charity shop nearby.

He says it's a notorious area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

New mum from Croydon shares the benefits of breastfeeding in the hope of encouraging others to try it

Public health officials are offering new mums shopping vouchers to get breast feeding rates up.

A pilot scheme has been trialled in parts of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, leading to a 6% increase.

About 10,000 new mothers in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire were offered up to £200 in vouchers as an incentive.

They gave mums a "lift" and helped them feel part of a network, the Sheffield University-led study found.

New mum Emily from Croydon says breast feeding can be daunting, but so rewarding.

This is her story.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Children in Richmond are teaching their parents how to protect themselves from air pollution.

The Cleaner Air 4 Schools project is designed to educate youngsters and raise awareness of the problem.

Three schools in the borough are currently taking part in the initiative.

They’ve already been assessed by the Council’s Air Quality team.

The assessment included measuring pollution levels in the classroom and the playground.

The scheme also actively encourages children to raise awareness of the issues they have learned about.

In particular, youngsters are urged to ask their parents to walk to school instead of drive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man’s been charged following a crash in Croydon which killed a 16 year old girl

39 year old Stuart Abbs is accused of failing to stop and failing to report the accident on July the 2nd.

Nicole Davis died and 6 other teenagers were injured in the incident in the early hours in Pixton Way.

Abbs is next due in court on the 30th of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A discussion on ending homelessness in Croydon will take place tonight

People from organisations including the Council and charity Crisis, will meet to decide how best to tackle the problem.

They’ll seek to implement a scheme called “Housing First”, an initiative already in place in countries like Finland.

It aims to give rough sleepers accommodation first, before working out what other support is needed after.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Animal Welfare Bill being debated in Parliament

Proposals for a new Animal Welfare Bill are being in Parliament today.

Ministers came under fire last month for voting to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU Withdrawal Bill.

But MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith says the current EU Sentience law actually damages animal welfare rather than protects it.

He says we need our own animal rights laws.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has called for areas to become baby friendly spaces that support breastfeeding

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is calling for areas to become baby friendly spaces that support breastfeeding.

Tom Brake is backing UNICEF UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative, that comes after showing alarmingly low breastfeeding rates in the UK.

He says it’s “essential” that every woman feels “encouraged and supported.

Tom’s constituency office will be displaying a sticker confirming women are welcome to breastfeed in his office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A vulnerable man has gone missing in Wandsworth

A vulnerable man has gone missing in Wandsworth.

80 year old Reginald Lowe suffers from dementia and is partially sighted.

He left a care home near Battersea Park at 11pm last night and is not believed to be dressed for the weather.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A Leatherhead based wildlife charity says it’s sad to see animals being used in real life Nativity plays

A Leatherhead based wildlife charity says it’s sad to see animals being used in real life Nativity plays.

Wildlife Aid rescues and rehabilitates sick and orphaned animals across Surrey.

It says it is disappointed to see that several towns across the UK have taken to using animals in their Christmas events.

It says it cannot condone the move and is asking councils to take more control.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Best places to live in Surrey

Woking, Epsom and Worcester Park are in the top 5 when it comes to the best places to live in Surrey.

That’s according to property technology company OneDome who use seven factors to rank locations.

These include rating the transport links, education facilities, safety and lifestyle and nightlife.

The top spot went to Guilford which has also regularly been voted in the top ten places to live in the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am  

Have your say on the Heathrow Expansion

Time is running out to have your say on Heathrow expansion.

The Government’s second consultation finishes a week today.

Its recommendation, to meet airport capacity demand in the South East, is to create a third runway at Heathrow.

Anti - expansion campaigners say airports such as Gatwick should be expanded, as Heathrow poses the biggest environmental threat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

A suspected drug dealer has been evicted from his council flat in Battersea

It’s after a police raid in May last year uncovered a cannabis factory and a loaded firearm.

Mark Quintyn was formally evicted from the address in Odger Street after officers found 16 cannabis plants, a loaded gun and cash.

He pleaded guilty to four offences and is currently serving 5 years behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Monday, 11 December 2017

A former headteacher from Croydon has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in the 1970s

John Coatman admitted assaulting the teenager on three occasions after Christian youth group meetings at his home.

The victim told police how he turned to Coatman for support after being bullied at school but then found himself being abused.

The 75-year-old also faces being stripped of the MBE he received from the Queen for his work at St Andrew's Church of England High School in Waddon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Kingston University’s Big Read Project has won the Outreach Initiative of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards

The ‘Big Read’ helps new students adapt to campus life by giving them the opportunity to all read the same book.

Judges praised the project’s “inclusive and welcoming nature” in such “a large and diverse institution”.

This year’s novel ‘My Name is Leon’ tells the story of a 9 year-old boy growing up as a mixed-race child in the care system in the 80s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Croydon council has outlined plans for the borough’s future as a ‘smart city’

A new programme is aiming to drive a greater digital connectivity in order to help businesses in the area.

Other proposals include using alleviating travel disruption with new technology.

Councillor Mark Watson says the programme is the “first step” for Croydon to become a “world-class digital city”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

There was major disruption earlier for South Western passengers

It’s after a lineside fire broke out between Clapham Junction and Waterloo, causing more than 50 cancellations.

South Western Railway is advising passengers not to travel to or from Waterloo as the disruption is due to last until the end of the day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is urging the government to put a freeze on train fares

Southern Rail will increases fares by 3.4 % from January the largest increase for 5 years.

Mr Brake says it’s ‘a kick in the teeth’ for commuters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Heathrow has apologised to travellers after mass disruption at the airport

It says its operating three quarters of flights today, following knock on effects of cancellations because of snow yesterday.

Heathrow is thought to be the worst affected of all the London airports.

Cancellations vary from airline to airline based on the location of crews and the ability to de-ice aircraft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea have been handed a tough draw in the last-16 of the Champions League

They'll need to get past five time European champions Barcelona if they're to progress to the quarter-finals.

But boss Antonio Conte wants his team to approach the tie without any fear.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A flat in Brentford has been damaged by fire

The blaze broke out in the property in Great West Road in the early hours of this morning.

21 people were evacuated from neighbouring properties but no injuries are reported.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two men have been jailed for an acid attack in Fulham

The victim, an 18-year-old man, suffered serious burns to his face and neck following the incident in Fulham Palace Road in April.

21 year old Antaeus Coutain and 24 year old Mikhail Prince have been handed 6 years behind bars.

Prince was also found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon and ABH to a woman, who had been near the victim when the acid was thrown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to protect their houses against burglary this Christmas

Advice from the council recommends checking locks on all doors, windows, sheds and bikes.

16% of burglaries have been defined as insecure, where windows or backdoors have been left open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The snow is still causing problems for passengers at Heathrow

This morning, it was estimated 200 flights would be cancelled, displacing some 15,000 travellers.

The airport, which is the worst hit in London, is asking people to check before heading to the airport.

A Heathrow spokesperson said:

“Some flights at Heathrow are disrupted today, however the airport remains open and is operating three-quarters of scheduled flights.

Before coming to the airport, passengers must check their flight status with their airline.

If the status of your flight is cancelled, please do not travel to the airport.

The safety and comfort of our passengers is always our first priority and we are working closely with our airlines to ensure affected passengers are looked after.

We apologise to those whose travel has been impacted and regret the inconveniences that have been caused.

Flight cancellations vary from airline to airline based on the location of their aircraft/crews and their ability to de-ice their aircraft.

Knock-on effects from yesterday’s weather lead to the joint decision by airlines, NATS and Heathrow to cancel some flights today in advance.

Heathrow operates at 98% capacity and cancelling flights in advance gives passengers accurate information ahead of time about their flights, helps airlines consolidate flights and introduces gaps in the schedule to ensure remaining scheduled flights can depart with minimal disruption for passengers".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea will play Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League

Unlike their London rivals, Tottenham won their group but it didn't help them in the draw, they'll face last season's finalists Juventus.

Manchester United are up against Spanish team Sevilla, Liverpool play Porto and Manchester City take on Swiss side Basel.

Holders Real Madrid face Europe's big spenders Paris Saint-Germain.

In the Europa League, Celtic will play Zenit Saint Petersburg in the last 32 while Arsenal faces a tie against Swedish club Ostersunds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

There’s an outbreak of Norovirus at Teddington Memorial Hospital

One of its bays in the Pamela Bryant ward, has closed as a result, as well as two side rooms.

Visitors are being asked to stay away; the vomiting bug is highly contagious.

Anyone who has to go to the hospital is also being reminded that alcohol rub won’t kill the virus, only soap and water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Police bail man in connection with murder in West Molesey

A 21-year-old man from Thornton Heath was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the murder of Janet Moore.

He has now been bailed until the 27th of December.

Police received reports of shouting and a car speeding off in Dunstall Way in the early hours of November the 26th.

Officers discovered 54 year old Janet Moore from Esher, in the Hurst Pool car park. She died in hospital six days later.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that might help officers is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45170131601.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Fire crews were called to Epsom High Street this morning after a woman was trapped under wooden sheeting

Fire crews were called to Epsom High Street this morning after a woman was trapped under wooden sheeting.

The crew were called at around 9.10 and left 25 minutes later.

Ambulances and police were also called.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Hundreds of people turned up to show support for the restoration of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday

Hundreds of people turned up to show support for the restoration of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday.

Hanworth Park House is at risk of falling down if urgent repair work is not completed.

Owner Gary Cottle has previously tried to build houses on the site to fund restoration, yet the council opposed this as it lies on the green belt.

A 166 bedroom hotel was fully consented for the site, but the council refuses to sell the land despite it being previously agreed to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Over 400 people turned up in support of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday that’s at risk of collapse

Over 400 people turned up in support of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday that’s at risk of collapse.

Local residents and councillors were taken around Hanworth Park House by the owner and a local support group.

It’s estimated to need around £10-12m in restoration costs.

Homes were originally proposed to be built on the site that would fund restoration costs, but this was blocked by the council due to its green belt status.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Croydon Central has been named the fifth most popular library in the country

Croydon Central has been named the fifth most popular library in the country.

Nearly a million people visited the library last year, although leader Birmingham had over 1.6 million through the doors.

It's estimated councils in Great Britain cut spending on public libraries by £66 million last year.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy says expenditure fell for the seventh year in a row.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Police have released an image of a man suspected of a sexual assault in Wandsworth

Police have released an image of a man suspected of a sexual assault in Wandsworth.

The 40 year old woman was approached by a man while working at a residential home who asked if he could use the toilet, then entered the home and assaulted her.

He is described as a white male, aged about 25 to 35 years old, with very short hair and a tattoo on his neck of the name 'Logan.'

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Harlequins slump to third Champions Cup loss

Harlequins’ hope of reaching the European Champions Cup quarter finals are over after a third straight defeat.

They lost 17-5 to Ulster in their Pool 1 game at the Twickenham Stoop.

Exeter's perfect record in the Cup is gone - after an 18-8 loss to Pool 3 leaders Leinster at Sandy Park.

Wasps went down 49-29 to Pool 1 leaders La Rochelle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Prison Ombudsman to investigate Max Clifford's death

An investigation is to be held into the death of disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford.

The 74-year-old from Hersham collapsed at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire where he was serving an eight year sentence for historical sex offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am  

Grenfell Tower disaster inquiry starts

The first stage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster in North Kensington is due to begin later.

It won't start taking evidence until the New Year, but information will be provided about its intended time-frame and structure.

One important issue for survivors and relatives is what happens to the building itself.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Two men have been arrested suspected of kidnapping a man in Croydon

Two men have been arrested suspected of kidnapping a man in Croydon.

The kidnappers subjected a 24 year old man to 50 hours of abuse.

This included his keys being taken and his parents’ home burgled.

He escaped after being taken to a cash machine where his captors waited in the car to avoid being seen on CCTV.

Detectives are still looking for two other men involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm  

Hanworth Park House, at risk of falling down

An historic house in Hounslow is at risk of falling down if efforts are not made to save it.

Hanworth Park House opened in 1802 and has since been a hospital in world war one and an aviation centre.

Plans have been made by the owner to build houses on the site to fund restoration , but these have been blocked by the council due to its green belt status.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

A historic mansion in Hounslow is at risk of falling down

A historic mansion in Hounslow is at risk of falling down if efforts are not made to restore it.

There have been plans made by the owner of Hanworth Park House to build homes on the site to raise funds for restoration, but these have all been rejected by the council due to its green belt status.

Richard Griffiths, leader of a campaign to save the house, says it doesn’t have long left.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Are you smarter (more eager at read) than a 3-4 year old?

Youngsters in Richmond are proving reading is very much alive and well.

They’ve made their way through 66,000 packs of books since the year 2000.

The literature has been gifted to them by charity BookTrust as part of the Bookstart scheme.

Under the scheme, two packs are handed to children: a baby book pack for 0-1 year olds and a treasure book pack for 3-4 year olds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

21 y/o arrested on suspicion of murder

A 21 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a women from Surrey.

At the time of the incident, police received reports of shouting and a car speeding off on Dunstall Way in Molesey at around 4AM.

Janet Moore from Esher was run over in Hurst pool car park in West Molesey last weekend.

The 54 year old died in hospital six days later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

The Chancellor and the Defence Secretary have been reprimanded by the Prime Minister

The Chancellor and the defence secretary have been reprimanded by the Prime Minister after a blazing row over military cuts, according to the Sunday Times.

The two had to be broken up by George Hollingbery, the prime minister’s private parliamentary secretary.

Philip Hammond, MP for Runneymede and Weybridge, has been the subject of a leak, allegedly by the defence secretary, that said he’d been banned from RAF flights after the treasury failed to pay a six figure sum.

The money has since been paid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

People in Hammersmith and Fulham are being urged to make their gardens more wildlife friendly

The Council’s Biodiversity Commission is set to unveil its report with recommendations for how to enhance wildlife levels in the borough.

It says there are still things that can be done even if residents don’t have a garden or only have a small patch of green space.

These include putting a bird feeder up at a window or creating a water hole on a tiny patch of grass to attract creatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Merton Council has been chosen as one of nine councils to pilot a food waste initiative

Merton Council has been chosen as one of nine councils to pilot a food waste initiative.

Launched by Resource London, it’s an EU-funded scheme.

The aim is to encourage people to eat more healthily and reduce the amount of food they throw away.

It will also encourage them to recycle inedible parts using the council’s free, weekly food waste recycling collection service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Lib Dem Assembly Member has spoken about Croydon Tram Crash

A Liberal Democrat Assembly Member has commented on the report into the Croydon Tram Crash, which was released this week.

Caroline Pidgeon has said that every recommendation from the investigation must be implemented as quickly as possible.

The report said that the driver had ‘probably dozed off’ when the tram overturned at the Sandilands junction in November last year, killing seven and injuring more than 50.

The 174-page report made 15 recommendations to improve tram safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Grenfell Tower fire victims in North Kensington must be at heart of inquiry

A victim support group in North Kensington has said those who were affected in the Grenfell Tower fire must be at the heart of the inquiry.

Inquest, which supports relatives at coroners’ court and inquiries wants victims’ families and lawyers to participate more in the investigation.

The director of the inquest said ‘the need for the inquiry to get to the trust is of value to us all.’

The spokesperson for the inquiry said it was committed to ensuring that those directly affected by the fire are able to have their voices heard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Chelsea boss says what his attacking players should work on

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says they didn’t perform in their Premier League defeat against West Ham yesterday.

The champions lost 1-0 at the London Stadium against a team who are currently in the relegation zone.

Conte has said Chelsea’s attacking players need to be better in the final third of the pitch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

RBS bank will close branches in Southfields, Wandsworth and Wimbledon Village

Branches of RBS bank are due to close in a few months in Southfields, Wandsworth and Wimbledon Village.

They’ve decided to shrink their branch network to focus on digital customers, which will be more cost efficient for them.

The Edinburgh-based bank is risking over 1000 jobs in total after they announced 180 more branches will close in March.

With RBS closing 197 Natwest branches, they will only have 744 left across the whole of the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Victorian lock up in Cranford is unveiled

A Victorian lock up for ‘rogues and villains’ in Cranford has been unveiled after being restored.

For the last 20 years the structure near the Bath Road been covered with ivy and bad condition.

It was used for the temporary detention of thieves and drunks in the 19th century at the site near Bath Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

It's reported Kingston-born Max Clifford is fighting for his life in prison

It’s reported that Max Clifford is fighting for his life after collapsing twice in prison and suffering a cardiac arrest this week.

The 74-year old who was born in Kingston and is a former patron of The Royal Marsden, was jailed for eight years in May 2014 for a few indecent assaults.

He apparently collapsed the first time after trying to clean his cell.

Clifford is now bankrupt after having to pay large legal bills and a pricey divorce from his wife following his conviction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am  

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Former Chelsea player says I'm a Celeb rival wants to win

Former Chelsea and England player Dennis Wise has said that he thinks Iain Lee is manipulating situations to make him look good on TV.

The 50-year old thinks Iain has a game plan to be crowned King of the Jungle, which included him and Amir Khan eating the strawberries after a challenge.

Dennis was the sixth celeb to be voted out of the show and he has sine insisted that he did not bully Iain.

He apparently told ITV2 that when Iain came back from Strawberrygate, he said ‘this will make really good TV.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm  

11-year old boy missing from Teddington is found

An 11-year old boy who was missing whilst visiting family in Teddington has been found safe and well.

Kieran Eyre was last seen at around 7.45 this evening.

The public and media are thanked for their help in the search.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

Woman in her 80s dies after serious collision in Ashford

Kingston Road in Ashford will be shut in both directions until midnight as police carry out an investigation after a fatal collision earlier.

4 cars were involved in a collision at around 4pm and a passenger in one of the cars died at the scene with the driver being rushed to St George’s hospital with serious injuries.

A 33-year old man from Sussex and a 32-year old from Hersham have both been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving whilst over the prescribed limit for drugs.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any dashcam footage of the blue Subaru Impreza, Skoda Fabia, black Suzuki Vitara or grey Subaru Impreza should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

11-year old boy is missing from Teddington - if seen call 999

Concerns are growing for an 11-year old boy from Uxbridge, but who is currently staying with family in Teddington.

Kieran Eyre was last seen in Teddington at around 7.45 this evening.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket with fur around the hood with Adidas tracksuit bottom and black Nike trainers. Kieran is above 5ft tall.

He suffers from ADHD and autism – if you see him or know of his whereabouts you are urged to call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

Chelsea Ladies hope the crowd will help as they host Man City at Kingsmeadow

Chelsea Ladies say the Kingsmeadow crowd will be very important as they host leaders Manchester City tomorrow evening.

Tickets are still available for the 6.30 game, a chance to see two Women’s Champions League quarter-finalists go head the head in their last game this year.

There’ll be free mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and a chance to see Chelsea Brass Band before kick-off.

Defender Millie Bright says their opponents have a few England players and it will be tough, but their goal tomorrow is to secure three points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Fulham, QPR and Brentford results in Championship today

Football results in the Championship today:

Fulham won 1-0 at home to Birmingham City, QPR lost 3-1 to Leeds United and Brentford lost 3-2 away to Hull City.

In League One, The AFC Wimbledon match against Bury has been postponed, due to a pitch inspection and weather conditions.

The date is yet to be confirmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Police appeal for help to hunt gang who held man hostage for over 50 hours in Thornton Heath

Police are hunting for a gang after a young man was kidnapped and threatened with a gun and knife in Thornton Heath.

The 24-year old was held hostage for more than 50 hours, in an ordeal that started on Monday at around 2pm, when he was approached on London Road.

As well as being physically abused, he was forced to phone his parents for money, and when they said they were unable to pay, their son was forced to hand over his house keys, so it could be burgled.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap, but officers believe up to 12 were involved, so are appealing for further information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

Drivers urged to switch off their engines

Drivers in Battersea and Putney are being encouraged to switch their car engines off.

Wandsworth is one of 15 authorities taking part in the Vehicle Idling Action Campaign, which launched a year ago.

A network of volunteer Air Quality Champions have engaged with 40 drivers about the amount of pollution caused by idling engines.

They’ve also given talks to children and councillors about the impact of engines on air quality.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

The future is in your hands

People in Richmond are being urged to have their say on the future of Old Deer Park.

The Council has been working to create planning guidelines for the Old Deer Park Conservation Area.

It has now prepared a draft plan that would ensure any future developments only conserve and enhance the green space.

Representatives from the Council will be available to discuss the proposals at Pools on the Park on Saturday the 6th of January.

They’ll also be at Richmond Adult Community College on Thursday the 11th of January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Chelsea vs West Ham Result

In the Premier League, Chelsea lost 1-nil to London rivals West Ham.

Meaning this victory for David Moyes' side takes them out of the relegation zone.

This is West Ham's first win under David Moyes, and Marko Arnautovic's first goal for the club, which proved enough to beat a disjointed Chelsea at London Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

'ACTION DAY' in Putney

Wandsworth European Movement is holding an action day in Putney High Street today to show the benefits of staying in the EU.

The event will attempt to show how remaining in the EU will protect the NHS, freedom of movement, as well as the environment.

Campaign Officer Ben Austin claims ‘a hard Brexit puts the British welfare state and peace in Europe at jeopardy.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Tyres slashed in Sutton

House-holders in Sutton got a nasty surprise this morning when they found that ten of their cars had been slashed.

It’s believed the tyres were knifed overnight – affecting 10 vehicles.

One of the residents Rahim Krasniqui was supposed to get to work in his Range Rover so he had to make use of his spare tyre and do a quick change.

Police have been informed.

Sydney road is close to Sutton United Football Club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Police cordon in Upper Halliford

Part of a road has been blocked off by a police cordon in Upper Halliford.

There’s a report of a road accident there overnight.

An eye witness says a car crashed into a building and a large hole in the wall has been visible.

The Radio Jackie news team spoke to an officer at the scene but he was unable to say when the road would open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Barnes schoolgirl wins art prize

A Barnes girl has won a prize in a national art competition and £700 for her school with a painting about Alzheimer’s.

12 year old Lottie is a Year 8 pupil at Richmond Park Academy.

She won the Seaward Properties Chichester Art Award for Lost Memories in the National Open Art Children’s Competition. The artwork will now be displayed at the Children’s Exhibition in Chichester.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

Man dies in Hersham collision

A man in his 60s has died after being struck by a motorcyclist just after 5.30 Friday evening.

It happened on the A244 Esher Road in Hersham when the motorcycle travelling west-bound collided with the pedestrian.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage from that time to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am  

Help is needed to find missing Croydon teenage girl

Police are asking for help to find a missing 15 year girl from Croydon.

Jasmine Dunnett was last seen on Thursday in Croydon town centre

She’s described as 5 foot 4 inches tall and of medium build. She has long red hair and a tattoo on her left arm with lettering of a friend’s name and another tattoo of a shooting star on her left hand.

She was last seen wearing a dark coloured jacket with a fur hood and grey panels around the shoulders.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 am  

Friday, 8 December 2017

Prison in Hammersmith and Fulham sees 'surge in violence'

A surge of violence is among the findings of a critical prison report into Wormwood Scrubs.

90 assaults had been recorded against staff in the six months to July this year.

The Cat B prison in Hammersmith and Fulham was also found to have chronic staff shortages, and lots of litter which was attracting rats and cockroaches.

The Ministry of Justice has said the jail that holds over 1,200 men is recruiting more staff in an attempt to quickly raise standards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police are appealing to two men after man found lying in road critically injured in Epsom

Police have released CCTV of two men they believe can help them with their enquiries.

At around 5am on Saturday 25th November, a 36-year old man was found in the middle of Miller Place Road in Epsom with critical injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The CCTV is from a house not far from where the man was found and the men seen in the video could be key to finding out what happened.

Detectives are appealing for the two individuals or anyone who recognises them to come forward and call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

Scheme introduced for victims of sexual abuse at Croydon care home

A compensation scheme is being proposed for victims of sex abuse at a former care home in Croydon.

The initiative, set up by Lambeth Council which ran Shirley Oaks amongst others, is expected to cost in excess of £100 million.

The Council says it would provide swift redress, while ensuring compensation money is not swallowed up by lawyers’ fees.

The proposal, which would be the first of its kind in the country, will be considered at a council meeting on December the 18th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Brentford FC will leave Griffin Park after bid is approved

Brentford FC will be allowed to build a 17,000 seater stadium near historic Kew Gardens.

The Bees are set to leave Griffin Park after Hounslow Council approved the latest bid.

Original proposals for a 20,000 seat staium were turned down partly due to the traffic impact they’d have on the already congested area.

Building work is expected to finish in late 2019 or early 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 pm  

Woman robbed and assaulted near Ashford station in the early hours

Officers are appealing for any witnesses or information after a woman was knocked unconscious and robbed at Ashford station this morning.

As she walked down Stanwell New Road, and crossed the bridge, she was knocked to the ground by a man and had her keys and bag taken.

She was left with a fractured cheekbone. Police are keen to speak to anyone who has found a leather Topshop bag or keys with an Eiffel Tower keyring.

Also a light coloured man, wearing a dark hoody with his hood pulled tight, so that only his eyes could be seen who was in the area between 5.30 and 6.30.

Anyone who saw him should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Surrey County Council has lost a £328,000 lawsuit to Virgin Care after a contract fell through with the firm

Nearly 50,000 people across the country have signed a petition asking Richard Branson to return the NHS’s money.

Virgin attempted to procure an £82m contract for children and young people’s community health care.

But it went to council-owned services instead.

Virgin cited “serious flaws” in the way the negotiations were conducted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

CCTV footage released after serious sexual assault in Woking

Surrey Police are appealing for your help in tracing a man in connection with a serious sexual assault in Woking.

The assault took place at around 3.15am on Sunday, the 29th of October when a woman in her 20s was assaulted outside the parade of shops on Victoria Way.

Detectives have been conducting an extensive investigation since the assault took place and are now urging anyone who recognises this man to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed either the incident or who has any information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45170119832, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Gritters will be out on Surrey’s roads from 7 o’clock

Freezing conditions are expected to hit the county over the weekend.

It’s due to get to as low as -1 in some parts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Crystal Palace have criticised the decision to stage their FA Cup third-round tie at Brighton on a Monday night

Six people were arrested and two stewards taken to hospital after crowd violence during the sides' Premier League game last week.

Palace say they advised that the match should be an early daytime kick-off, but were presented with a "no option" scenario.

The game is being shown live on TV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Chelsea will be without David Luiz and also Danny Drinkwater for tomorrow’s London derby at West Ham

Manager Antonio Conte could revert to the side that started last week’s Premier League win over Newcastle.

It’s after he made several changes for the midweek Champions League game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The UK will pay up to £39 billion to leave the EU

The settlement's been hammered out as part of an agreement to allow talks to move on to trade.

Negotiations went on in Brussels into the early hours.

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable has given his reaction.

The MP for Twickenham was the business secretary when the Lib Dems were in coalition with the Conservatives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed today’s breakthrough in Brexit talks

The discussions have guaranteed the rights of EU nationals.

This is particularly important for the borough as Wandsworth is home to 30,000 nationals.

The largest EU population is Polish, followed by French, Italian, German and Spanish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Kingston Council has postponed a decision on developer Meyer Bergman’s latest application for Tolworth

Kingston Council has postponed a decision on developer Meyer Bergman’s latest application for Tolworth.

The developers’ plans for over 700 homes were originally turned down last year partly because of the impact they would have had on traffic.

Meyer Homes lodged an application which was unsuccessful.

It then submitted revised plans for 950 homes on the Former Government Offices site in December last year.

The councils’ decision to defer means the group now has more time to decide whether or not to increase the amount of affordable housing it was offering.

Kingston says the decision to defer was also so it can digest Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s London Plan, which was announced at the start of the month.

The document says Kingston will have to provide 1300 affordable homes a year for the next 5 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

A man has exposed himself to two 16 year old girls in New Haw

They were walking along Byfleet Road on Monday morning when the incident happened near a footpath by the River Wey bridge.

The man’s described as white with a tanned complexion, potentially in his 40s, around 5ft 4 and of a large build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

The man wrongly accused of killing Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common says he believes his looks played a part in his arrest

54 year old Colin Stagg from Roehampton has told BBC Radio 5 Live people’s views were “based largely on the way (he) looked”.

He said “If I was a tall, handsome guy, I don't think people would think I was guilty”

Mr Stagg was the prime suspect over the murder of the 23 year old in 1992.

It took 16 years before the true killer, Robert Napper, was finally brought to justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

When will the front counter of Wandsworth police station close for good?

The front counters of the Streatham and Wandsworth Police stations will close on the 14th December.

The force tweeted to say that as a result, more officers will be on the streets to keep the borough safe.

Sadiq Khan is closing 37 stations and numerous front counters across the capital in a bid to save £165 million.

Stations that also face closure include: Wimbledon, Teddington, Wandsworth and New Malden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

These men assaulted a cab driver after being picked up in Wimbledon, do you recognise them?

The investigation into the assault of a cab driver continues.

Police have released e-fit images of two men they would like to speak in connection with the attack.

The victim picked up two passengers at Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium on the 4th March.

When they arrived at the Prince of Wales pub in Forest Hill a disagreement about the fare led one passenger to attack the driver.

Two or more men in the area then joined in the assault.

You can find the e-fit on our Jackie New twitter feed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

500 boys will spend Christmas at Feltham Young Offenders Institution this year

Now, a charity is calling for help to keep its advice line running.

Lucy Mayer has more.

The Howard League for Penal Reform says it receives 100 calls a week from children and young people in prison.

The charity helps them secure accommodation and get support for release into the community.

In the last few days, it claims a child contacted the line because he was in pain after prison staff physically restrained him.

The charity says this is just one example of the hundreds of calls it receives from children in prison every month.

It says it’s desperately in need of funding to help it continue the helpline and its work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Hammersmith & Fulham Council hand out £4000 fine to a restaurant

A restaurant in Shepherds Bush has been fined £4,000 after it was found to be infested with mice and cockroaches.

Environment officers at Hammersmith & Fulham Council visited Olivia Pizza in September following a compliant from a customer.

Representatives of R&I Food Ltd, which runs the premises, admitted a charge of failing to ensure the site was kept clean and maintained.

Westminster Magistrates’ was told the take-away had been in a very poor condition besides pest control.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

Richmond Council promises no 'developer profit' on Twickenham project

Richmond Council has confirmed that the Twickenham Riverside project will not be delivered in partnership with a private developer.

During consultations many residents said they wanted the council to retain control of the scheme.

The development site includes three properties on the corner of King Street and Water Lane, a car park and the derelict former swimming pool buildings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

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