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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Chelsea continue their unbeaten start to the season


It was courtesy of a Ross Barkley 96th minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere in the Premiership, Fulham went down 4-2 away at Cardiff.

In other divisions, Brentford lost 1-0 at home to Bristol City while QPR won 2-0 away at Ipswich, and AFC Wimbledon went down 2-0 at Blackpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

A woman and her mother have been jailed following an assault inside a pub in Cheam

Melissa and Paula Millard were found guilty of GBH after attacking a woman in her 40s at the Harrow Pub in December 2016.

The victim was taken to hospital after suffering facial injuries and serious injuries to her wrist.

The pair have both sentenced to five years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

A woman in her 70s has gone missing from Kingston



Keiko Clarke was last seen in the Town Centre this afternoon.

She’s believed to be wearing a pink jumper, blue t-shirt and green trousers.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm  

Wandsworth council is asking residents to have their say on plans to improve housing in the area.

Proposals to prevent homelessness and improve its stock of 32,000 homes have been unveiled.

The public consultation is open until November the 23rd.

You can find more details on Wandsworth Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season, courtesy of a Ross Barkley 96th minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere in the Premiership, Fulham went down 4-2 away at Cardiff.

In other divisions, Brentford lost 1-0 at home to Bristol City while QPR won 2-0 away at Ipswich, and AFC Wimbledon went down 2-0 at Blackpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Woking Council has agreed a draft plan of sites in the borough for potential development which will be sent to residents for a final consultation.

The Council’s core strategy provides for building nearly 5,000 more homes, along with more retail, office and warehouse space within the borough.

After previous feedback, various sites including Saunders Lane in Heathlands and Upshot Lane in Pyrford were found not suitable for development.

A six week public consultation will start on the 5th of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Wandsworth Council is pressing ahead with plans to fit sprinklers in some sheltered housing and temporary accommodation buildings.

A cross-party group of MPs is backing the decision, following advice from the London Fire Brigade.

There are also plans to retrofit sprinklers in 100 high-rise residential blocks across the area following the Grenfell Tower fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

An estate in Battersea where a father was stabbed to death had already been scheduled to undergo a makeover following safety concerns.

46 year old Ian Tomlin was attacked on Wednesday afternoon on the Doddington estate.

A community group called Doddington Together successfully applied for a quarter of a million pounds from Wandsworth Council.

The repairs it has asked to carry out centred around making the area safer.

Residents are currently consulting on the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Chelsea snatched a last-gasp equaliser through a Ross Barkley goal to draw 2-2 with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in today’s early kick-off.

It continues the West London side’s unbeaten start to the season, and puts them top of the table for a couple of hours at least.

Elsewhere in the Premiership, Fulham are looking to bounce back away at bottom-of-the-table Cardiff in a game that’s just kicked off, and Crystal Palace are away tomorrow at Everton.

In other divisions, Brentford host Bristol City and QPR are away at Ipswich, while AFC Wimbledon have a long trek up to Blackpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The hunt is on to find Wandsworth’s top young chef.

The competition is run by the town’s Mayor and the borough’s schools.

It aims to nurture young talent, teach children how to cook healthy food to a budget, and provides access to the catering industry.

Over the next few weeks schools will hold ‘cook-offs’ to chose their finalists, who will compete next spring in the grand final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

A piece of land in Twickenham has been handed back to the public.

The green space called “Twickenham Rough” lies next to the new housing development opposite the station.

The over-grown area between the Old Sorting Office, the railway line and the River Crane is now in the care of residents.

It has a cycleway and footpath running through it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

UPDATE:Two men have appeared in court charged with murdering a man in Battersea

Ian Tomlin, aged 46, died of a head injury following an incident outside a block of flats on Wednesday.

48-year-old Gary Beech, who's from the area, and Michael Swan, who's 45 and from Wandsworth, have been remanded in custody.

They're due back in court on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Two people have been injured in a gas explosion in Wimbledon

Both floors and half the roof of the house in Haynt Walk was damaged yesterday evening.

18 neighbours were evacuated temporarily, but have now returned home.

It’s not said to be suspicious, but the cause is still under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Manchester United have the best squad in the Premier League

But the Italian doesn't think the players are united as a team.

The two sides meet in today’s early kick off at Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

A man was taken to hospital after a collision in Streatham High Road this morning

Police were called around half four after his car went into the back of a lorry.

He has since been released from hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is paying tribute to a legendary suffragette

The Town Hall has unveiled a display which celebrates the life and work of former Hammersmith resident Lolita Roy.

She moved into the borough from India in 1901 and contributed in the fight for both British and Indian women’s suffrage.

The display is a four-sided photographic collage of Lolita merged with other pictures associated with the suffragette movement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Dog owners are fined in Wandsworth

Dog owners are being reminded to have their pets microchipped if they want to avoid being fined under a law that came into effect two years ago.

The national regulation is based on rules set by Wandsworth in 2009 for its council tenants who own dogs.

Failure to comply with the law can make owners liable for fines up to £500.

There have been 7 recent cases in the Lavender Hill magistrates court where fines have been handed out, with owners of 1 dog ordered to pay £470 and those with 2 dogs given fines of £630 plus court costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Lorry driver in court over cyclist's death.

A tipper truck driver has admitted killing a pregnant cyclist in a crash in Chelsea in September 2017.

Jason Edmunds from Essex crushed 27 year old Charlotte Landi as she rode in the cycle lane wearing a hi-vis jacket.

He didn’t signal as he made a sudden left turn.

He was released on bail and will be sentenced later at Southwark Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

Men charged with Battersea murder

Police have charged two men in connection with the murder of a father of two in Battersea.

46 year-old Ian Tomlin died after a mass brawl outside his flat on the Doddington estate on Wednesday afternoon.

45 year old Michael Swan from Wandsworth and 48 year old Gary Beech from Battersea will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court later today.

A post mortem exam on Friday found Mr. Tomlin died from a head injury caused by blunt force trauma.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Friday, 19 October 2018

Young people in Croydon attend the 2nd annual Youth Congress

The morning workshop sessions revealed the top priorities were crime and safety, mental health and jobs and opportunities.

Alongside the "Choose Your Future" campaign, the congress encourages young people to make positive life choices.

In the first year of the campaign, there has been a 13% decrease in knife crime in the last 12 months to June 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

People in Epsom have been airing their views on plans for the historic Wells site


The council is proposing building 23 homes, a playground and community space on the site near the hospital.

The Wells is a 1930s housing development built on the land around the well where the original Epsom Salts were discovered.

A day centre which used to sit on the site was closed in 2015 as it needed extensive refurbishment.

The council has previously said there has been a lack of feedback on their plans from the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

"Plogging" is coming to Richmond Riverside

“Ploggers” are going to hit Richmond Riverside’s towpath this Halloween.

Plogging is a Scandinavian pastime that sees people going for a jog and pick up litter at the same time.

The volunteers will scale a 5k stretch of the riverside.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

Rape and death threats sent to Chelsea Ladies’ player Karen Carney

Rape and death threats sent to Chelsea Ladies’ player Karen Carney are to be formally investigated by the FA.

The 31 year old midfielder received the messages on Instagram following the team’s win over Fiorentina on Wednesday.

The social media site has removed the user’s account.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Eden Hazard insists he’d be happy to finish his career at Chelsea

That’s despite the Belgian forward admitting he dreams of playing for Real Madrid.

But Hazard isn’t in a rush to leave Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Five members of an international crime network have been sentenced to a total of 85 years in prison for smuggling guns into the UK

Kingston Crown Court convicted them after a 15 month long police investigation.

Detectives say the defendants played a key role in a wider organised criminal network.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A 37 year old man from Epsom has been jailed for two burglaries



David Amey stole money and a car and was later caught with the Peugeot, holding the victim’s purse, on CCTV at a petrol station.

DNA results from a bottle cap in the car resulted in his arrest; he also carried out a second burglary in Horton Crescent.

Amey pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 30 months behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A video’s emerged on social media of a youth pulling a knife on a driver in Streatham

The footage shows two men exiting a black VW yesterday afternoon in Greyhound Lane.

The men then appear to have an argument with two youths on bikes before one of them brandishes a knife and chases them away.

New figures released yesterday revealed reported knife crime has risen by 12% in the UK over the last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Maurizio Sarri says Eden Hazard doesn't need to move to Spain to fulfil his ambitions.

The Belgium international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer.

But the Chelsea manager says he can win the Ballon d'Or with Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

Fears are growing for the welfare of a 14-year-old girl who was last spotted getting off a train at Kingston more than two weeks ago

Elisha Crimmins, who has been living in a care home in Bedfordshire since last November, was captured on CCTV at 5.07pm on the 4th.

She was pictured seemingly chatting to two men.

Elisha, who is originally from Cardiff, is classed as vulnerable.

Police have revealed her social media accounts have been used twice since she disappeared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a father of two in Battersea



46 year old Ian Tomlin was killed at a block of flats in Charlotte Despard Avenue.

Officers were called at 5.30pm on Wednesday to reports of a group of males fighting on the Doddington Estate.

Police attended along with London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

At the scene, the victim was found with injuries after having been assaulted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene some 45 minutes later.

Next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is due to be held this afternoon.

Peter Gardner is superintendent head of the CID for Wandsworth Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Facebook has hired the former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

The social media giant says the ex Lib Dem leader from Putney is taking on the role of vice president for global affairs.

He starts on Monday and his family are then going to move to California with him in the New Year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

A busker has vowed to continue playing despite hundreds of people complaining to Kensington and Chelsea council about him

Peter Murphy is a familiar sight at South Kensington tube station because of his smart dinner jacket and harp.

But it’s his choice of music that seems to be the problem.

The 62 year old, who only took up the harp at the age of 45, refuses to stop playing the Titanic theme tune “My Heart Will Go On.”

Mr Murphy says there are people who love the song, and his “harp will go on.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

We’re being reminded that foraging is illegal in the Royal Parks

35 police warnings were issued last autumn alone to people picking mushrooms.

One picker ended up in court after ignoring a police caution and returning for a second round of pilfering.

Royal Parks is warning that flouting its ban on collecting mushrooms depletes vital food sources for wildlife and may damage biodiversity.

The removal of sweet chestnuts is also of particular concern in Richmond and Bushy Parks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Wimbledon have announced a radical rule change for the tournament next year.

Wimbledon have announced a radical rule change for the tournament next year.

Matches that reach 12 games all in the final set will now go to a tie-break.

It's an effort by The All England Club to try to make sure matches like Kevin Anderson's 26-24 mammoth victory over John Isner earlier this year don't happen again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Girl gamers are apparently more likely to study science and technology degrees.

Girl gamers are apparently more likely to study science and technology degrees.

According to new research from Surrey University, girls aged 13-14 who play video games are three times more likely to seek a career in engineering or maths.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

This year has seen more people suffering modern slavery than ever before

Robert Evans, a Labour County Councillor for Surrey, says victims are usually “vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups”.

We asked him about what people can do to spot slavery, which is often hidden in small businesses like car washes and nail bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

The annual Woking Poppy Day Appeal will launch tomorrow as we mark the end of World War 1.

Those who served, women, children, pioneers, artists and the Commonwealth countries will all be recognised for their contribution.

Woking Council is reminding people that it will be in Jubilee square tomorrow.

People are being urged to get there before the silence which will take place at 11am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Surrey County Council has joined the Co-op Party Charter Against Modern Slavery, along with a number of other councils.

Surrey County Council has joined the Co-op Party Charter Against Modern Slavery, along with a number of other councils.

Earlier we spoke to Labour County Councillor Robert Evans about this.



Sunbury, Walton and Horley have seen a number of slavery related crimes recently which backs Mr Evans’ call for change.

He tells us about what happens to the victims once they make it into the UK.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Recorded crime stats published by Surrey Police show a 3.4% rise in recorded crime compared to the last 12 months.


We've spoken to Assistant Chief Constable Nev Kemp about other ways the force has gone about trying to improve people’s trust in them.



The force has also visited schools in the area to raise awareness about Knife Crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Only two Hedgehog holes have been mapped in the whole of Clapham.

Only two Hedgehog holes have been mapped in the whole of Clapham.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated ‘Good’ in every area by the Care Quality Commission.

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated ‘Good’ in every area by the Care Quality Commission.

Previously it was rated ‘Requires Improvement.’

It was rated Good for being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, following an inspection in June and July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Mary Robinson has been awarded the Kew International Medal.

Mary Robinson has been awarded the Kew International Medal.

It’s for her work on food security and climate justice.

The first female president of Ireland is a leading advocate for environmental and human rights.

The Medal which will be presented in March is awarded to individuals for distinguished, internationally-recognised work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Fulham boss says no need to panic

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic insists tomorrow’s Premier League match at Cardiff isn’t a must win game.

A win would put bottom of the table Cardiff level on points with the Cottagers.

But Jokanovic says there’s a long way to go.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

Competition watchdog to investigate British Airways deal

The Competition and Markets Authority says it’s launching a probe into British Airways and its partners on transatlantic routes.

The Heathrow based airline, along with American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair are part of the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement.

The revenue sharing scheme sees cooperation on pricing, capacity and schedules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 am  

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Chelsea Ladies Footballer, Karen Carney experiences online abuse after Wednesday's game

England and Chelsea Midfielder Karen Carney was subject to sickening threats via Instagram yesterday.

The Football Association has called on police and social media companies to help shut down online exploitation.

The abuse came in the wake of Chelsea’s Champions League win over Fiorentina on Wednesday.

Carney scored the only goal of the game from an early penalty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Croydon’s transport network is looking to improve and it is hoped the Mayor will fund it.

£9 million over three years is what is needed to enhance the cycle scheme, introduce electric charging points and make the streets safer.

Another aim is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on the roads to 0 by 2041.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Surrey police has introduced a Modern Slavery Victim Navigator role to tackle slavery across the county

The new position will work closely with victims of slavery who have been rescued by helping them through the criminal justice system.

The specialist support will help officers also involved in cases with the aim of improving prosecution rates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 pm  

A man from Chelsea has been sentenced to four years in prison after being charged with fraud relating to the Grenfell Tower disaster



53 year old Koffi Kouakou said he had been living in a flat and was in a relationship with the occupant who died in the fire.

He was given a total of £30,000 to cover hotel costs and a council funded flat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Leader of Croydon Council has welcomed Gatwick Airport’s expansion plans

The site’s announced it’s consulting on proposals to increase runway capacity to help boost the economy by around £2 billion.

The airport, which was disappointed when the Government gave expansion rights to Heathrow, says 8,000 new jobs will be created on site.

Croydon’s Leader Tony Newman says it has a crucial position as an economic and transport centre linking London and the South East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a murder in Battersea

A fight broke out in a block of flats in Charlotte Despard Avenue last night.

A 46 year old man died at the scene just after 6 o’clock.

He's been unofficially named as father of two Ian Tomlin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

A senior police officer has been sentenced for stalking

47 year old Jose Lagares has been handed a 12 month community order at Wimbledon Magistrate’s Court.

He’s also been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and charged £85.

Lagares previously pleaded guilty to one count of stalking.

He was off duty at the time of the alleged offence and remains on restricted duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Knife crime is up in Surrey

The force has released figures for offences concerning knives and sharp objects for the year ending in June.

63 incidents were recorded by the force, that’s up on the previous year’s figure of 46.

Although Surrey’s figures are up, they are low compared to the Met Police force which recorded a total of 14,947 offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

A lead thief has struck again in New Malden



People in St Mary’s Court in Chestnut Grove woke yesterday to find it had been stripped from the porch above the communal front door.

In August, a 95 year old woman, also in Chestnut Grove, had the material stolen from her roof.

A few days later, a number of houses in nearby Long Walk were also targeted overnight.

We’re awaiting an update from Kingston Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Should there be more rules for cyclists?

There are calls to introduce laws for cyclists as more and more people take to their bikes.

Kingston is one of the key leaders when it comes to cycling in London.

The on-going Go Cycle works are part of a £30 million project by former Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

We asked Lib Dem council leader Liz Green if it’s time cyclists faced the same kind of rules as drivers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

What does Banksy have to do with Berrylands ?



The Banksy shredding mystery just got a bit more interesting.

Love is in the Bin self-shredded in its frame immediately after selling for £860,000 at Sotheby's last week.

In the days after, signs re-naming Berrylands station as Banksy-lands appeared.

Now, the word on the street is that Berrylands based Artefact Picture Framers were behind both stunts.

Although they haven’t confirmed this, they have sent us a statement saying “you may very well think so, but we can’t possibly tell.”

Banksy has also uploaded a video to Youtube suggesting the entire canvas was supposed to shred last week, and not just two thirds of it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Kingston Council’s new leader says she’s going to personally investigate a controversial box junction in the town centre.

Drivers caught in the yellow box near Wilko were fined £100,000 over the space of just two months in 2016.

They say the situation is worse now because the Go Cycle works mean traffic doesn’t flow and people get unavoidably stuck in it.

Lib Dem Leader Liz Green says she understands why drivers feel they are being targeted.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Staines Prep School has won this year’s Spelthorne Schools’ quiz contest

Children aged 9 to 11 were questioned on things from maths to monarchs as well as Spelthorne itself.

Before the quiz they took part in a workshop delivered by the Education Outreach service from the Houses of Parliament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling for a national licensing scheme for car washes and nail bars to combat modern slavery.

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling for a national licensing scheme for car washes and nail bars to combat modern slavery.

The announcement marks Anti-Slavery Day, which aims to raise awareness of the issue.

David Munro says gangs use them for money laundering, drug dealing, and forcing people to work to pay off debts.

He says that in Surrey, 51 slavery victims were referred to the National Crime Agency last year.

17 of these people were victims of forced labour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

People might soon be able to fly from Heathrow without having to show their passport or boarding pass.

That’s according to the Mail Online which says there are plans to install face scanners as part of a £50 million project.

It is hoped the scheme will speed up people’s journeys as Heathrow is aiming to cut the average waiting time for each person by a third.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

A man has been involved in a racially aggravated assault in Horley and police are appealing for witnesses.




On Saturday the 15th of September, the victim was approached just after midnight by two men in Consort way.

Verbal abuse followed by a punch caused the victim to be chased by both men towards The Airfield Tavern.

Anyone with any information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow’s CEO has urged green businesses to act as “critical friends” to the airport at a Summit.

He has officially offered a year of free landing charges worth almost £1 million to the first airline to operate electric flights.

Mr Holland-Kaye reiterated it was part of plans which are looking for ways incentives can be used to develop ultra-low emission planes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

A man has been killed in a brawl in Battersea and police have now launched a murder investigation.

Police and an air ambulance arrived at 5.30pm yesterday to reports of an all-male fight on Charlotte Despard Avenue.

A 46 year old died at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.

All suspects fled and no arrests have been made as enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Kingston’s Council Lib Dem leader has defended the authority’s decision not to refund drivers caught out by Surbiton Crescent.

Kingston’s Council Lib Dem leader has defended the authority’s decision not to refund drivers caught out by Surbiton Crescent.

More than £5m of fines will not be paid back despite councillors admitting they were unfair.

A temporary ban on some vehicles using the route was introduced in November 2016 and later made permanent.

Liz Green says although she feels the signage was unclear, the responsibility for refunds lies with the previous Tory administration.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

As part of the Art’s Alive Festival in Mole Valley this month an actress turned councillor is performing in a one woman show.

As part of the Art’s Alive Festival in Mole Valley this month an actress turned councillor is performing in a one woman show.

Lib Dem Councillor Claire Malcomson has a “strong lean” to preserving the environment and discussing things such as cycle events and charging points.

She is using her role as a councillor to voice her ethos which is to “believe in herself and others”




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Multiple MOBO award winners are backing Croydon’s plans to become a music city.

Multiple MOBO award winners are backing Croydon’s plans to become a music city.

Grime artist Nadia Rose, who won best video in 2016, called the borough a “hotbed of musical talent”.

Rap duo Krept and Konan also backed the idea, saying “there is so much talent waiting to be nurtured”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 am  

Corinthian Casuals beat Croydon 5-0 to move into the next round of the London Senior Cup.

Corinthian Casuals beat Croydon 5-0 to move into the next round of the London Senior Cup.

Two goals from Warren Morgan helped the Casuals to victory on Tuesday night.

The Kingston based team have moved into the second round, where they’ll face Welling United.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A social worker from Thornton Heath is up for the Social Worker of the Year award

Lorraine Falconer manages Croydon’s disabled young people transition team.

She’s a finalist in the category of Practice educator of the year.

She was nominated because of the way she supported students, social workers, and apprentices.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned its profits will be lower than expected because buyers are being put off by Brexit

It says the market environment for new homes in London and for higher-end properties in the south of England had been tougher than anticipated.

It now forecasts pre-tax profits of up to £190 million, around £15 million less than expected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 pm  

Wandsworth Council is promising to build 92 new affordable homes by the spring of 2020

71 new low income council houses will be built in Battersea and 21 in Putney.

13 homes will also be designed for vulnerable residents with physical and learning disabilities so they can live independently.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

The Football Association has announced Wembley Stadium will not be sold...

The Football Association has announced Wembley Stadium will not be sold following Shahid Khan's decision to withdraw his £600 million offer.

The Fulham owner's put out a statement saying he doesn't believe he has the full commitment of all the parties involved in the sale.

He hasn't ruled out putting in another offer for the national stadium in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm  

A premature baby from Ashford is celebrating a milestone today

Her first birthday.

Lacey Sheriff’s heart stopped beating twice for a total of 22 minutes after she developed an often fatal bowel condition 5 days after birth.

She was brought back to life by medics at St George’s in Tooting.

Lacey, who was born by emergency Caesarean at 27 weeks, weighed less than an ipad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm  

A man who carried out fraudulent roof work in Kingston has been given a community order

Michael Verrechia threatened one victim into giving him £6,400.

He operated under several different company names from fake addresses, and suggested his roofs had 20 year guarantees.

The trading standards team obtained over £15,000 in compensation from him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

The Brentford and Isleworth MP had written to the Chancellor, asking him to cut beer duty in the upcoming budget.

She says that in her constituency, pubs support over 1700 jobs.

The autumn budget is due on Monday the 29th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Multiple people have been seriously injured after a collision outside Tolworth Station



It happened at around five o'clock this evening.

Fire crews had to cut the roof off of one of the cars to get to the people inside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

Three anti-fracking activists jailed for a protest in Lancashire have been freed by the Court of Appeal

They include a 36 year old teacher from Putney.

Their sentences - which were all over a year - have been replaced with conditional discharges.

In July they climbed on to lorries outside Cuadrilla's fracking site in Little Plumpton in a protest which lasted almost 100 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

Three anti-fracking activists including a man from Putney have been freed from prison after being jailed following a protest

They were all given sentences of more than a year over a demo at Cuadrilla's site in Lancashire in July, which lasted for four days.

But the Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett says that was too harsh.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Police have released efits of two people wanted in connection with a burglary in Weybridge



The burglary took place on October the 1st in Princes Road at approximately 5pm.

A man and woman left a property having taken a quantity of cash.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

The Football Association has announced Wembley Stadium will not be sold following Shahid Khan's decision to withdraw his £600 million offer

The Fulham owner's put out a statement saying he doesn't believe he has the full commitment of all the parties involved in the sale.

He hasn't ruled out putting in another offer for the national stadium in the future.

Joe Rawson has more.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

The Mayor of Richmond is asking youngsters to design some Christmas cards for him

Two winning children between 5 and 11 will have their designs used as the official cards of the Mayor and Leader this year.

They will also be invited to have tea in the Mayor’s parlour, and will receive some “arty” prizes.

Richmond Mayor Ben Khosa called it “really exciting”.

The design theme is Christmas in Richmond upon Thames and entries must be submitted on A5 paper, either landscape or portrait.

The card should be creative but glitter, or any other protruding items should not be used.

Designs should be submitted to: Mayor's Christmas Card Competition, Mayor's Office, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA.

Alternatively, email the Mayor's Office on [email protected] by 5pm, Monday 12 November 2018.

Entries must include the entrants name, age, phone number, address and school on the reverse of the design.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

The hunt is on to find Sutton's unsung heroes



Each year, the Sutton Council Community Awards recognise individuals and groups who have made an "exceptional contribution to making Sutton a better place to live."

Awards are given out in categories including "Keeping Sutton Safe" and "Outstanding Volunteer."

Nominations are open to everyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the borough.

The closing date for nominations is the 28th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

An alleged case of poaching is being investigated by police in Mole Valley

Officers say they are looking into reports of criminal damage to pheasant pens and harm to some birds.

They haven’t confirmed any other details at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A reduced service is now running in and out of London's Paddington Station after cables were badly damaged yesterday evening

People are still being warned about disruption and delays for the rest of the day, and are being encouraged to only travel if it's really necessary.

GWR tickets are being accepted on other routes, and Heathrow Express is operating a limited service.

Reporter Katerina Vittozzi is at Paddington.



Stay tuned for the latest travel news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Consultation events are to be held to help make the final decision on where the new nine Elms Pimlico Bridge will be located.

Consultation events are to be held to help make the final decision on where the new nine Elms Pimlico Bridge will be located.

The project started with nine different possible locations but has been narrowed down to three.

These include connecting Battersea Power Station to the Northern Line extension and connecting the new US Embassy to Pimlico.

Wandsworth council says the proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge will improve the air quality of the city.

The meetings next month will be held North and South of the Thames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Surrey County Council is being urged to do more about modern slavery.

Surrey County Council is being urged to do more about modern slavery.

Labour County Council member Robert Evans says ‘Modern slavery is an unseen crime across this County. It’s hidden in takeaway food shops, hotels, car washes, nail bars and private homes.’

Surrey Polices’ crime stats show that there have been recent slavery related arrests in places such as Sunbury, Horley and Walton on Thames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

England takes on the Wallabies next month at Twickenham.

England takes on the Wallabies next month at Twickenham.

The Australians are wearing an indigenous themed jersey kit for the first time overseas.

The shirt symbolises the unifying of non-indigenous and indigenous communities and was first worn when they beat the All Blacks last October.

The England – Australian clash takes place on November the 24th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

Commuters are being warned of delays and disruption this morning at one of the capital’s busiest stations.

Commuters are being warned of delays and disruption this morning at one of the capital’s busiest stations.

Trains between Paddington and Heathrow airport are not running there will be a replacement bus service.

Last night electric cables were damaged at Ealing Broadway and are affecting TFL, Great Western and the Heathrow Express services.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow the team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

The first electric-hybrid aircraft in 12 years is expected to land at Heathrow Airport.

The first electric-hybrid aircraft in 12 years is expected to land at Heathrow Airport.

According to the Independent the plane will be exempt from landing charges.

Heathrow’s Chief executive John Holland-Kaye says he hopes by 2030 there will only be zero-carbon flying planes.

Lots of projects are dedicated to making electric aircrafts commercially achievable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Parents in Wandsworth are being asked to share their views about services provided for children and families in the borough.

Parents in Wandsworth are being asked to share their views about services provided for children and families in the borough.

Those with youngsters aged 5 and under are being urged to take part in a consultation about the Thrive strategy.

The project aims to deliver early years help, including making sure all children start school at the same age.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Witnesses sought after woman raped in Carshalton

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was raped by two men in Carshalton.

It happened at around 3’o clock on Sunday afternoon.

The victim in her early 50s was walking when she noticed the men on a bridge at Carshalton Ponds.

Afterwards, they ran on towards Alma Road.

One man has been arrested and police need to trace the other man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Parents in Wandsworth are asked to take part in consultation

Parents in Wandsworth are being asked to share their views about services provided for children and families in the borough.

Those with youngsters aged 5 and under are being urged to take part in a consultation about the Thrive strategy.

The project aims to deliver early years help, including making sure all children start school at the same age.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP asks questions about 'sacking Southern'

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP has met with the rail minister in the latest stage of his campaign to axe Southern Rail.

Tom Brake put Jo Johnson on the spot by asking him whether “sacking Southern” is being considered.

Mr Johnson confirmed that although it was not the government’s preferred option, the decision to remove Southern had not been excluded.

It comes after Tom Brake met with the Govia Thameslink Railway Chief Executive and Network Rail to raise passenger concerns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Hounslow man missing - last seen leaving Ealing hospital


Police are seeking help to locate a man who is missing after leaving Ealing Hospital.

49-year old Jacek Grochowaecki left the hospital wrapped in a blanket at around 6.30am on Tuesday.

He’s a white Polish man, around 5ft 10, medium build and he speaks little English.

Jacek was seen at the BP Garage on Henleys roundabout in Hounslow in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Anyone with information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am  

Heathrow gets go ahead for new warehouse

Hounslow Council has given Heathrow the go ahead to build a new warehouse.

The 50,000 square foot site will be used by dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers.

It’ll be located opposite the Heathrow Cargo Terminal just off the South Perimetre Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Ant McPartlin and his wife have been granted a divorce.

The TV presenter confirmed his split with Lisa McPartlin in January.

A judge granted an order allowing the divorce in under 30 seconds at a family court in London this morning.

Earlier this year, Ant announced he would be stepping back from TV commitments after being caught drink driving in Mortlake.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

A Happy Days Festival branded car has been stolen from Tolworth



The Suzuki Vitara soft top jeep was taken from Oakleigh Avenue.

It has been reported to the police and an investigation is pending.

The jeep is covered in the Happy Days sun logo and stars.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says the side still have big improvements to make ahead of a season defining couple of month's for the club.

They face Chelsea, Man City and Juventus twice before the start of December.

They play at the home of the Blues this Saturday; kick off is at 12:30.

Mata tells us how important it is that United play on top from.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

Chris Robshaw - ruled out of the upcoming autumn internationals

Former England rugby union captain Chris Robshaw has been ruled out of the upcoming autumn internationals.

He was due to play in games against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia.

But the Harlequins back row is to undergo surgery for a knee problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

The cause of a fire in Chiswick is under investigation

The ground floor of a bedsit in the High Road was damaged yesterday afternoon, but no one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 pm  

A Great British sprinter from Thornton Heath is striving to improve equality in athletics in Croydon

Donna Fraser has represented the country at 4 Olympic Games and has won 6 medals whilst representing Surrey.

She continues to support the Croydon Harriers and says she wants to give something back to the community that helped her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People who live in Furzedown in Tooting are to be allowed to share their concerns with councillors at a meeting tonight

“Let’s Talk” will give residents the opportunity to speak out about what they feel should be priorities for the area.

These are expected to include issues like parking, street cleaning, housing and schools.

It starts at 7 o’clock at St Alban’s church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Brentford have named Thomas Frank as their new head coach

The Dane was assistant to Dean Smith, who joined Aston Villa over the weekend, and he has now been made his successor.

Frank was previously head coach of Brondby in Norway, twice making the Europa League qualifiers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

A man who was involved in a fight with staff in a chicken shop in Croydon has been jailed for 8 months



27 year old Manaf Alahassan was found guilty of assault by beating, and possession of an offensive weapon.

Police were called to Church Street last October after two men became aggressive about the amount of time it was taking to be served.

A fight broke out, resulting in a 21 year old staff member receiving a broken jaw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Three men, including one from New Malden and another from Esher, have been arrested on suspicion of grevious bodily harm



It’s after a man was assaulted at The Casino nightclub in Guildford town centre in the early hours of Sunday.

He was attacked by a group of men and suffered multiple fractures to the face.

Officers are keen to speak to two women who had drinks thrown over them as a result of the incident.

All three were released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

The Croydon Care Quality Commission has been awarded a “good” rating for the support given to people once they leave hospital

The alliance, which is made up of the Council, Age UK and NHS trusts, launched its LIFE campaign last year.

The scheme aims to reduce the need for hospital stays amongst the over 65s with long term health conditions.

The LIFE team has now been rated as “good” for all aspects of the service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police have formally identified a man shot dead in Hayes

22 year old Hashim Ali Ahmed died last Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to Uxbridge Road to reports a black Mercedes had collided with a number of parked vehicles.

Hashim was found dead inside the car.

No one else was found at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The latest crime stats have been revealed by Surrey Police

They show a 3.4% rise in recorded crime over the last 12 months.

Violent crime received the largest increase with over 1,900 more offences compared to the previous 12 months.

However, 75% of the 29 thousand violent crimes recorded were “without injury”.

More than 7,500 of the violent crimes were domestic incidents.

The number of serious sexual offences rose by 15% but burglaries in Surrey has reduced by just under 10%.

Police have also been talking to pupils at schools in the area about the risks of carrying weapons and 166 weapons have been handed in as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Clapham Junction has been named a station “black-spot”

54% of trains have either arrived late or been cancelled in the last 9 months.

The study by Which? analysed data from website On Time Trains.

It looked at the proportion of trains which were at least one minute late or cancelled from the 10 busiest stations in London.

Nationwide, Manchester’s Oxford Road Station was crowned worst with 68% of trains cancelled or running late.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has commissioned a review of Britain's railways.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Sir Michael Caine has backed Idris Elba to play the next James Bond

The actor who lives in Leatherhead told the Radio Times he thinks it's time for a black 007.

Sir Michael reckons he's "too ordinary" to have ever taken on the role himself.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Pilot Wayne Bayley launches "No to AgeDiscrimination" campaign for fellow pilots

A pilot from Horsham is trying to change the CAA law that says commercial pilots must retire at the age of 65.

Wayne Bayley says he is fit, having undergone two medicals a year during his career with airline TUI.

Here, he tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer all about the campaign and why he feels he should be able to fly well on into his later years.



He has this message for the Transport Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP, Chris Grayling.



To find out more about Wayne's campaign click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

A military trauma nurse whose legs were shattered after a skydiving crash is now swimming for Britain.

A military trauma nurse whose legs were shattered after a skydiving crash is now swimming for Britain.

She flew from Heathrow yesterday to Sydney with 71 members of the GB squad to take part in the Invictus Games which are on Saturday.

33 year old Sargent Melling is taking a break from her treatment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to compete.

Her pool training sessions were undertaken at Headley Court near Epsom where she had her rehabilitation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Youngsters across South West London are being encouraged to become Nature Detectives.

Youngsters across South West London are being encouraged to become Nature Detectives.

A number of workshops are being held in Bushy Park in Hampton, aimed at familiarising children with wildlife.

By taking part over the half term, they’ll learn how to identify mammals such as deer and hedgehogs.

They’ll inspect their footprints, animal droppings and any fur left on trees just as members of the Field Studies Council do.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Hounslow Council says it’s throwing its support behind National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Hounslow Council says it’s throwing its support behind National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

A number of events are being held this week to mark the event.

Hounslow’s Transport Police Team will be out and about, in order to give residents the opportunity to report hate crimes directly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

This week is National Adoption Week.

Wandsworth council has launched its annual appeal.

This means you would be foster carers and adopters when a child or children are put in your care.

Earlier Radio Jackie spoke to the Head of National Programmes for First4Adoption Gemma Gordon-Johnson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A campaign to raise the retirement age for pilots has been launched.

TUI captain Wayne Bayley says the Civil Aviation Authority’s current rule that all commercial pilots must retire at 65 is outdated.

Wayne, who is medically fit and has almost 26,000 hours of flying under his belt, says he’d love to carry on in his job.

He’s now asking Transport Secretary, and Epsom MP Chris Grayling, to support him.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Wandsworth Council has handed over £100,000 to help Network Rail improve Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges.

The Victorian style bridges have been re-painted and cleaned, and the station name stencilled on both.

New pigeon proof netting is also being installed underneath the structures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Monday, 15 October 2018

An estate agent from Chiswick has been posthumously honoured as an organ donor after saving the lives of 5 others.

23 year old Jordan Walker had an undiagnosed heart condition when he collapsed in his gym and died in June last year.

He’d joined the organ donation register after getting his driving license.

Jordan played in QPR’s youth development squad from 14 to 19 alongside future England international Raheem Sterling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 pm  

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell admits becoming a Dame ruined some things with friends

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell admits becoming a Dame ruined a long-standing in-joke between her and her friends.

The ballerina, who lives in Wimbledon, was presented with the honour for services to dance.

But she's been telling Hello! magazine how her friends, who call her "Dame Darcey" for a joke, have complained it's not as fun anymore.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Piccadilly Line planned strikes

Another strike has been announced by workers on London Underground's Piccadilly Line.

Members of the RMT union will walk out for 24 hours from 12 noon on November the seventh.

Union leaders say it's because of "a raft of issues, including staffing and working conditions".

The Tube's director of line operations says the decision is disappointing.

The line services the likes of Hounslow, Osterley and Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

A man from Croydon who was responsible for the handling of 19 stolen vehicles has been jailed for 8 years



39 year old Chirag Patel was found guilty conspiracy to handle stolen goods and possession of criminal property.

The combined worth of the vehicles stolen was over £700,000.

He was first arrested in 2015.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

Police are hunting for three men who carried out a burglary in Woking.



The trio, wearing face coverings, entered a house in Kingfield Road last Tuesday stealing cash and jewellery worth more than £4,000.

They used cleaning spray in an attempt to destroy potential forensic evidence, damaging the victim’s clothing and carpets.

One suspect wore a white jacket with a green and white top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Flooding at Fulwell causes mass disruption for SWR commuters

There have been delays in and out of Waterloo for much of today.

There were a number of issues affecting the lines including flooding at Fulwell and speed restrictions at Clapham Junction.

A spokesman says delays are expected until the end of service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Dame Darcey Bussell's revealed she nearly quit ballet as a teenager because she didn't think she was good enough

The Strictly judge joined the Royal Ballet School at the age of 13 but admits she struggled and spent two years catching up with her peers.

The 49-year-old, who is currently renovating her family home in Wimbledon Village, also says that having dyslexia gave her a "massive amount of resilience".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Piccadilly Line drivers are to go on strike again

They will hold fresh 24-hour strike action on November the 7th in a row over staffing and working conditions.

The line services the likes of Hounslow, Osterley and Heathrow.

Drivers carried out a 48 hour strike last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

The Leader of the Lib Dems has reiterated his plans to stay in the job to see Brexit through

Twickenham MP Vince Cable announced last month that he planned to leave the role before the next general election in 2022.

But talking this afternoon, he seemed to back-track on that.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

English golfer Eddie Pepperell isn't getting ahead of himself after his British Masters win at Walton Heath

He sits seventh in the Race to Dubai, a season long competition to crown the European Tour's best player.

Pepperell says he just wants to keep improving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

People living in flats in Richmond may soon have to recycle their food waste

The council is launching a trial for over 500 residents later this month.

Currently, people living in blocks of flats don’t have the option to recycle their food waste.

They instead dispose of it with their normal rubbish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A photograph may be to blame for a plane crash in Sydney which killed a family from Tooting

Richard Cousins, his fiancée Emma Bowden, her daughter Heather, and Cousins' two sons Edward and William died on New Year’s Eve.

Australian pilot Gareth Morgan also died.

The on-going investigation has so far revealed an apparent good safety record and pilot error is also thought to have been ruled out.

It’s now thought the pilot was knocked on the head by a passenger as they tried to take photos.

A final report is due early next year.

Mr Cousins was the chief executive officer of the world's largest food-service company, the Compass Group, based in Chertsey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Wandsworth Council has written to the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to ask for a second entrance at Putney Station

It is thought a new entrance would put an end to overcrowding on platforms and shorten journey times for commuters.

It would also lead people directly onto the platforms via a footbridge from Oxford Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

It’s been revealed the legal battles surrounding two severely ill babies cost the NHS £400,000

The first centred on the case of 11 month old Charlie Gard from Bedfont.

His parents, Chris and Connie, appealed against Great Ormond Street Hospital’s decision to stop life support.

He died in July last year.

Alfie Evans from Liverpool died in April after his parents lost a legal challenge to take him to Italy for further treatment.

New figures show the two hospitals spent a combined total of more than £420,000 on lawyers during the two high-profile disputes.

Nearly £50,000 was also spent by the taxpayer-funded Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service or Cafcass.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

A satellite has successfully captured a piece of space debris for the first time in History.

A satellite has successfully captured a piece of space debris for the first time in History.

The Surrey Space centre and University of Surrey created the Remove DEBRIS satellite

The net they cast into space took years of planning and has now caught a fragment of the galaxy, more work is on going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

The family of a man who passed away in Morden will hope to find out how he died later.

The family of a man who passed away in Morden will hope to find out how he died later.

86 year old Leslie South was found with serious injuries in Epsom Road on the evening of Sunday the 7th of October.

He died in hospital the next day and officers have been unable to determine whether he was the victim of a traffic accident.

They say it’s possible the Dementia sufferer fell and hit his head while out walking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

High levels of toxins have been discovered in the soil surrounding the Grenfell Tower which could affect people’s health.

The findings were exposed immediately after the fire last June and health authorities were urged to take blood and other samples from firefighters.

It comes after many complained of suffering from the “Grenfell cough, which shows high levels of contaminates in the air.

Public Health England is waiting until a report is published next year before they take action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

A man has died following a collision in Epsom on Saturday morning.

The incident, which involved a blue Jaguar and a skip lorry, happened just before noon at the junction of Church Street and Dulshot Green.

The driver of the jaguar, a man in his 90s, was taken to hospital but passed away yesterday.

Surrey police are urging any witnesses to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Gatwick is planning to create a second runway using an existing emergency runway.

Gatwick is planning to create a second runway using an existing emergency runway.

That’s according to the Sunday Times, which also suggested Gatwick could steal the march on Heathrow.

The new runway is not expected to be costly or time consuming and could result in 84,000 extra flights a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Historic Brentford billboard restored

The Lucozade billboard in Brentford which stood for 50 years has been restored.

The neon sign on York House overlooked the M4 between 1953 and 2016, when it was replaced by a digital screen.

The rare surviving example of post-war kinetic architecture will be preserved at the Gunnersbury Park Museum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Pepperell wins British Masters at Walton Heath

England's Eddie Pepperell won his second European Tour title with a two-shot victory at the British Masters.

The 27-year-old took a three-shot lead into the final day at Walton Heath, and closed out the win by carding a level-par 72 to finish on nine under.

He was 2 clear of Sweden’s Alexander Bjork while Cheam’s Ross Fisher carded a 1-over 75 to finish on 2 over par and tied in 34th position.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Sunday, 14 October 2018

A 47-year-old man has gone missing from Croydon



Hennart Brown was last seen at 12.30 in the early hours of this morning.

He’s believed to be suffering a mental health crisis & should not be approached.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to contact police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

The MP for Esher and Walton has flown to Brussels

Dominic Raab has made his way to an unscheduled face-to-face meeting with EU negotiator Michel Barnier.

Pressure is continuing to grow on the Prime Minister at home - with a dramatic call by David Davis for cabinet ministers to stage a mutiny against her plans for the divorce.

Mark Francois is the Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford.

He's backing the rebellion:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

Chelsea Women lose 0-5 to league-leaders Arsenal Ladies

Chelsea Women lost 0-5 to league-leaders Arsenal Ladies in this afternoon’s London Derby fixture in Kingston Upon Thames.

The Gunners upheld their 100% start to the Women's Super League season with their impressive win over the Blues.

It was the reigning champions' first WSL defeat since May 2017 - and first at home since July 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic to move up to number two in men's tennis rankings

Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic will move up to number two in the men's tennis rankings after his Shanghai Masters victory.

He beat Borna Coric 6-3 6-4, and has every chance of overhauling Rafael Nadal for the number one spot before the end of the year.

Djokovic says he can't recall serving better than he has this week.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

LATEST: Man dies following collision in Epsom yesterday

A man who was seriously injured following a collision in Epsom yesterday has died.

The accident, which involved a blue Jaguar and a skip lorry, happened just before noon at the junction of Church Street and Dulshot Green.

The driver of the jaguar, a man in his 90s, was taken to hospital but died earlier today.

Officers are urging anyone who has any dashcam footage of the incident, or anyone who witnessed the collision to get in contact.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Kingston Council has set up a team of expert ‘Doctors’ to check residents’ bikes

Kingston Council has set up a team of expert ‘Doctors’ to provide comprehensive checks of residents’ bikes as part of the Go Cycle scheme.

The Dr Bike team is offering advice and help with minor repairs, as well as general maintenance.

The ‘Doctors’ also coordinate sessions alongside the local police Safer Neighbourhoods Teams to raise awareness on bike security.

They will be available at the King’s Soup event today at Claremont Gardens, Surbiton till 4.30pm today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Major travel disruption continues in Kingston

Major travel disruption continues in Kingston this weekend.

It’s as works on the new Go Cycle scheme get underway.

Last weekend, drivers reported delays of over 2 hours on some approaches to the town centre.

Works this weekend are focussing on the installation of a new cycle ramp in Wheatfield Way.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Collision in Epsom leaves man with serious injuries

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Epsom which has left a man with serious injuries.

The collision, which involved a blue Jaguar and a skip lorry,happened just before noon at the junction of Church Street and Dulshot Green yesterday.

The driver of the jaguar, a man in his 90s, is in hospital in a serious condition.

Officers are urging anyone who has any dashcam footage of the incident, or anyone who witnessed the collision to get in contact.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

LATEST: Investigations are continuing following an accident in Esher

Investigations are continuing following an accident in Esher.

A woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a black VW van in Lammas Lane on Thursday evening.

Her condition is not known.

Police say they need witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic comes out on top at Shanghai Masters tennis final

Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic has won the final of the Shanghai Masters tennis.

He beat Croatia's Borna Coric 6-3 6-4.

His performance this week will see him move up to number two in the next set of world rankings, overtaking Roger Federer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Bus cuts will be “a disaster for residents” in Kensington and Chelsea

That’s the message from the council, which says it’s concerned about the proposals by the Mayor of London and TfL.

A consultation has been launched on the London wide plans which show a 13% reduction in services across the borough.

The proposed changes would mean a reduction in buses along the popular King’s Road from 37 to 29 per hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A new project has been launched in Spelthorne to help vulnerable people find suitable rental accommodation

The ‘Spelthorne Rentstart Extra’ initiative is all thanks to a grant of over £170,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The project aims to help people develop the life skills needed to sustain their tenancies and live independently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A squirrel interrupted the London Assembly while members discussed the environmental impact of Heathrow airport

He came into the chamber six or seven times, running around the centre table.

One member called him “a voice representing the natural world” at the meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

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