Roehampton study on anti-depressents
Drugs used to treat anxiety and depression are being massively over prescribed according to research conducted at Roehampton University.
While it’s recommended that Benzodiazepines should only be taken for a period of 2 to 4 weeks, the study by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae found that more than 76 percent of patients had been taking them for more than six years.
Long term use is linked to Parkinson’s Disease and Altsheimers as well as irritability, tinnitus and sleeplessness. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am
Fuel bill cuts for Wandsworth tenants
People living in around 2,000 properties on housing estates in Wandsworth will see a cut in their fuel bills by ten per cent from April.
Homes with communal hot water and heating will benefit from the Council’s purchase of gas supplies in advance at better rates.
The reduction will apply for 12 months when new contracts come into effect.
Bills for the one and two bedroom flats are now between 45 and 51 per cent lower than they were in 2009.
Hammersmith’s Lily Allen joined hundreds of protesters outside the US Embassy.
Big crowds gathered in Mayfair for the demonstration against the new President.
The event was organised by Stand Up To Racism in response to some of Donald Trump’s comments made during the election.
Earlier today, anti-Trump banners were unveiled around the capital, criticising his immigration policies.
The stunt was called “pointless and pathetic” by some supporters of the Republican. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm
A Hounslow woman has been cleared of attacking a man with boiling water.
26 year old Konstancija Tairova was accused of pouring kettle water over her partner’s friend last February.
She was cleared by a jury of assault. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm
Hounslow Council is making sure it’s doing everything possible to be a “cleaner” and “greener” borough when it comes to low emissions in bus zones.
Sadiq Khan recently revealed plans for 10 more low emission bus zones across the capital, including extending between Chiswick High Road to Kensington.
Council leader Steve Curran has welcomed the Mayor’s plans. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's confirmed they've received a bid for Asmir Begovic.
Fellow Premier League side Bournemouth are reported to be interested.
Conte says they'll now sit down and make a decision on the goalkeeper's future.
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce says they missed out on signing Jake Livermore from Hull yesterday
The midfielder joined West Brom for a reported £10 million instead.
Allardyce also confirmed talks are ongoing with former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Police are hunting two people following multiple thefts from commercial properties in Croydon
Police are hunting two people in connection with a burglary and multiple thefts from commercial properties in Croydon.
51 year-old Michelle Edwards, and 46 year-old Michael Walsh, are believed to be behind a robbery carried out in March last year, in Drury Crescent.
Detectives also want to question them about four thefts in Wallington, Croydon, Crayford and Horsham between April and October 2016.
They both have links to Sutton, Carshalton, Croydon and Worthing.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts can contact Croydon Police on 101 or @MetCC.
Information can also be reported anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says striker Diego Costa is available for their Premier League match with Hull on Sunday
He was dropped from last week's trip to Leicester after reports of a row with coaching staff and a big money offer from China.
The club said he had a back injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
Kingston's MP on #TrumpInauguration
It's just hours until Donald Trump takes over as America's 45th president.
Around 800,000 people will turn out to see Donald Trump sworn in.
The billionaire will have tea with the Obamas before making his Presidential oath at quarter to five our time.
Kingston’s MP James Berry lived in America and studied law at the prestigious Harvard University.
He says some of us may not like Trump, but we need to allow democracy to work.
Kingston, Sutton and Merton have won £1 million pounds in government funding to tackle homelessness
The government scheme will focus on prevention and will be delivered in partnership with the voluntary sector.
The three authorities have teamed up with homeless charity SPEAR. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am
Some residents in Surrey have reacted with dismay to a possible 15% tax rise
Some Surrey residents have reacted with dismay to a possible 15% tax rise.
That’s according to Hazel Watson, leader of the Lib Dems on Surrey County Council.
Yesterday, the council announced it’s going to hold a referendum in May, on increasing bills to fund social care.
The call for more funding comes after the government cut its annual grant by £170 million since 2010.
Hazel Watson says central government should fund the shortfall.
Britain's Dan Evans has joined Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray in the last-16 of the Australian Open tennis
He's beaten home favourite Bernard Tomic in straight sets to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in his career.
Evans will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga next.
Murray eased past big-serving American Sam Querrey. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am
Today is Donald Trump’s inauguration #TrumpInauguration
The event in Washington is going to be one of the most controversial ever.
It will take place at around 5pm UK time.
Massive security teams are in operation as Mr Trump prepares to embark on his four year term, taking over from Barack Obama.
Gretta Flint , member of the American Women’s Group of Berkshire and Surrey, says he is just too power hungry to be president.
Protest against #Staines fire station closure taking place tomorrow
Residents are continuing to oppose Surrey County Council’s plan to close fire stations in Sunbury and Staines.
The councils says it’s facing severe financial strain, and has proposed a new £3.7 million base in Ashford to replace them.
A protest has been planned for tomorrow morning at the Staines Fire station.
Resident Tony Osbourne says he feels the people of Surrey would pay extra for the fire service, but the Council "isn't listening."
The protest is taking place at the fire station at 10am. All are welcome.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am
Work to extend the London Underground's Northern line to Battersea will begin in March
A pair of two mile long tunnels will be created to bring the network to Nine Elms and Battersea, in the south of the capital.
Mayor Sadiq Khan has made the announcement, saying it'll provide thousands of jobs and homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Black Lives Matter Heathrow protesters found guilty
Nine protesters, who blocked a road to Heathrow Airport, have been found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway.
Members of the Black Lives Matter group chained themselves together across the M4 southbound Spur Road to the airport in August 2015.
They were ordered to pay between 260 and 520 pounds each, despite denying the charges against them.
26 year-old, Joshua Virasami, from Hounslow was among those found guilty. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray's reached the last-16 of the Australian Open
The world number one got a comfortable straight sets win over big-serving American Sam Querrey, winning 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in just short of two hours.
Murray will take on German Mischa Zverev next. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am
Appeal after attempted burglary in Putney
Police are hunting a man in connection with an attempted burglary in Putney.
Well the family were asleep inside their home in Rusholme Road, the opportunist thief - tried the windows and doors looking to break in.
CCTV footage also showed him getting in and out of the family car, eventually leaving with a coat that was in the boot, in October.
The suspect’s described as a white man, aged in his 20s with short brown hair and stubble.
He was wearing a dark coloured jacket, jeans and dark trainers.
PC Dan Ingram, from Wandsworth CID, said: "Whilst the family were sleeping, the suspect appeared to try to break into their home and then left the scene with a woman's coat. We are keen to identify the man in the footage so we can speak to him about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the theft to contact us."
Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police via 101 or on Twitter @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
No arrests have been made and enquiries continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am
Khan urges London clubs to sign up to Living Wage
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has written to the capital’s Premier League football clubs urging them to sign up to the living wage.
He said Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham and Crystal Palace are leading employers and called on them to set an example to other businesses by paying their staff the increased rate.
Chelsea, which signed up in 2014, is the only top club in the capital to pay the voluntary London Living Wage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Central London Bridges reopened
London's Westminster and Waterloo Bridges have now reopened after a suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was found in the Thames
The river around Victoria Embankment is expected to be closed overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm
Concerns over misconduct Investigations by officers in Kensington and Chelsea Borough
Concerns have been raised over the management of misconduct investigations by two officers in Kensington and Chelsea.
The borough had noticed irregularities in complaints and conduct matters dealt with by the Professional Standard unit.
The matter was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The two officers no longer work on the unit and were placed on restricted duties in November. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm
Unexploded Bomb Has Caused Two Central London Bridges To Close
An suspect unexploded second world war bomb has caused two central London bridges to shut.
The bomb was found in the Thames at Victoria Embankment.
Roads around the area have been closed whilst tests are carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm
Two teenagers in Woking arrested
Two teenagers arrested in Woking after a 16 year old boy suffered serious injuries in Woking last night.
The victim is in a serious but stable condition in hospital
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
A man who raped a teenage girl after dragging her out of Pizza Hut in Epsom, has been jailed for 27 years
33 year old Costica Voedes was handed the extended sentence today, after a judge said he posed a significant risk to the public.
The 17 year old girl was also stabbed during the attack last June. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm
The funeral of Status Quo singer Rick Parfitt took place in Woking earlier
The guitarist died in Marbella on Christmas Eve, aged 68.
He’d developed a severe infection following complications with a shoulder injury, but he had suffered three heart attacks in recent years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Status Quo star Rick Parfitt's former bandmates have attended his funeral arriving in the group's double-decker tour bus
Frontman Francis Rossi led the musicians as they joined mourners at Woking Crematorium.
The guitarist died aged 68 after suffering a severe infection in a Spanish hospital, following complications with a shoulder injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Strikes by Southern Railway guards and drivers in the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will go ahead next week
That’s despite the company saying only this morning that a full timetable would be restored next week.
The union says it's after it was excluded from talks between the company and Aslef , which has suspended its action.
RMT guards will walk out on Monday in their row over changes to the role.
The union also has a small number of members who drive Southern trains, who'll strike on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
A 45 year football banning order has been handed to a group of football fans.
It’s after the nine men were found guilty, or pleaded guilty to a number of offences relating to a fight after a match in August 2015.
The fracas broke out after the Arsenal West Ham match.
One of those who pleaded guilty was 36 year old Paul Ogden from Staines.
He’s been handed 18 months in jail and banned from football for 8 years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
#SouthernStrike to go ahead
Strikes by Southern Railway guards and drivers in the RMT will go ahead next week after its "exclusion" from talks between Aslef and the company, the union said.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
UPDATED: He has been located
Police are appealing for help in tracing a vulnerable man in his 60's who has gone missing from West Byfleet
67 year old Neil O’Callaghan was reported missing at around 7am today.
He’s white, around 6ft, and of a heavy build.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen Neil to contact police as a matter of urgency.
A number of searches are being carried out in the vicinity and in Weybridge in a bid to locate him.
Neil also has links to Eastbourne and Worthing and Sussex Police colleagues are also carrying out a number of enquiries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
#Surrey County Council leader explains why proposed tax increase is necessary
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
A 35-year-old man has gone missing from Surrey
Joseph Waterworth, who has links to Wandsworth and Harrow, was last seen almost 2 weeks ago in Redhill town centre where he’s believed to have got a taxi to Wandsworth Bridge.
He’s six foot 2 inches tall with curly, short dark hair.
He was last seen wearing black trousers, a white jumper with white trainers and a black and grey backpack.
If you have any information please call the police. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
British Airways cabin crew embarked on three days of strike action this morning
The walkout is by members of Unite.
The union claims its so-called mixed fleet crew, which is made up of workers who have joined the airline since 2010, are on “poverty pay rates.”
Long haul flights at Heathrow are not affected. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Wandsworth, Kingston and Hounslow are some of the areas under a toxic “red alert” today
Millions of people across the capital are being urged to protect their airways, especially pedestrians and cyclists.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan raised the alarm for the first time this year this morning.
It’s after it was decided pollution levels are likely to reach a high today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm
St Mary’s University will take over Twickenham’s old post office once it is redeveloped
The site in Brewery Wharf is to be turned into a community building featuring a theatre and studios.
The go ahead was given for redevelopment in 2014 by Richmond Council.
It’s hoped it will be ready by the spring. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm
Zac Goldsmith is proving he’s not giving up the fight against Heathrow expansion
That’s despite not being the MP for Richmond Park anymore.
Mr Goldsmith will volunteer his time as organiser and spokesman of a four council campaign group fighting expansion.
The group currently consists of Richmond, Wandsworth, Hillingdon and Windsor and Maidenhead councils.
Speaking to us at a rally last November, Mr Goldsmith spoke of his passion for uniting more councils in the fight.
Did you know it costs up to £55,000 every year to train a guide dog?
Now, people in Kingston are being encouraged to get involved in fundraising.
An event is being held at the King’s Tun pub at 11am next Friday, the 27th.
Anyone who is interested, should just turn up. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm
Family of Morden Tunisia massacre given apology
An apology's been given to the families of 30 British tourists killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia, after they had to sit through graphic details at the inquest.
Among the victims, were Janet and John Stocker, parents to five children and grandparents to ten grandchildren.
A manager for the travel firm TUI gave evidence yesterday of what she saw in Sousse in June 2015.
Relatives weren't given any prior warning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
#Surrey County Council to hold a "tax referendum" on social care
Surrey County Council says it will hold a referendum on putting up council tax by 15% to fund social care.
It would mean an average bill in the Conservative-controlled authority would rise by £200 a year.
It's thought it could trigger other cash-strapped councils to follow suit to meet the cost of caring for people in their own homes.
Political Correspondent Beth Rigby says the County Council has given details this morning.
Here's Council leader David Hodge.
Department for Communities and Local Government Spokesman said:
"The Government has protected local residents from high council tax rises by allowing local people to veto them through a council tax referendum. If the council sets this proposed budget, then the taxpayers of Surrey will have the final say in a referendum in May. We should trust the people.
Our long-term funding settlement means more spending power for Surrey County Council during this parliament, with £3.2 billion to deliver the services that local people want.
This Government has also announced almost £900m of additional funding to tackle pressures on social care over the next two years. But money alone is not the solution.
We are clear that we need to find a long-term sustainable solution, including making sure all councils learn from the best performers to raise standards across the whole system."
Teresa Pearce, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, commenting on Surrey County Council's decision to hold a council tax referendum to fund adult social care, said:
"This Government's continuing failure to address the crisis in social care funding has left councils up and down the country in a desperate situation.
Despite repeated warnings from experts across the sector, the Government has yet again offered no fresh ideas and not a penny in extra funding to stem the crisis facing elderly, disabled and vulnerable people this winter.
Forcing councils to rely on council tax income to fund statutory services, such as social care, is simply unsustainable and unrealistic. Council tax will not plug the growing funding gap in the long-term, and it will create a postcode lottery in services, leaving the poorest councils struggling to get by.
The Government needs to come forward with urgent funding to address the immediate crisis as well as a sustainable and strategic vision for the future of social care. So far, they have done neither. It is elderly, disabled and sick people who are paying the price for their failure this winter."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm
Surrey is to hold a referendum on increasing council tax by 15% to pay for the growing crisis in social care.
It means average bills in the area, which includes Philip Hammond and Jeremy Hunt's constituencies, could rise by £200 a year.
More to follow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
Three men have been charged in connection with the murder of a man in Fulham
Ibrahim Abada, Nawful Boukhari and Sofyan Kentafi have been charged with conspiring to commit the murder of 24 year old Salim Coulter in December.
All three will appear in custody at West London Magistrates' Court today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
People of #NewMalden urged to get tested to see if they can help save the life of a 2 year old boy
People in New Malden are being urged to get tested today to see if they can save the life of a young boy.
Two year old Ally Kim has a fatal genetic disorder, called Chronic Granulomatous.
People are being urged to head to New Malden Methodist Church in the High Street on Saturday between 10am and 4pm to have a test similar to giving blood.
Spurs player Son Heung-min has recorded a video asking Koreans especially, to be tested for a donor match.
30 new council homes will be built in Battersea
Planners approved the construction which will see a mixture of flats and homes built in the area.
The new homes will rehouse people in the first phase of the Winstanley and York Road estates regeneration. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
Status Quo guitarist's funeral to be held in Woking later
Rick Parfitt’s funeral will be held this afternoon in Woking.
The Status Quo guitarist died in Marbella on Christmas Eve, aged 68.
He’d developed a severe infection following complications with a shoulder injury, however he had suffered three heart attacks in recent years.
His wife and two ex-wives all plan on attending the private service at Woking Crematorium. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
There are now 13 empty shops in New Malden High Street
Residents are hitting back at the council’s claims it is “thriving.”
Kingston’s Leader Kevin Davis says the number of vacant properties is well below both the London and national averages.
But James Giles, Chair of the Malden Independent Community Organisation, says there is much more the council can do.
The council was unable to offer anyone for interview, but Cllr Kevin Davis, Leader of Kingston Council, has issued this statement.
New Malden is a thriving town centre, with 161 independent shops and 52 that are part of larger national chains.
As of November 2016, which was the last survey of shops in and around the High Street, there were 13 that were empty, which is 5.75% of the total number in town centre.
New Malden's shop vacancy rate is well below both the London and national average, which is 9.5%. As part of the town centre's strategy, we will continue to work with businesses and residents to enhance the local area.
UPDATE: Three further arrests made over shooting of man in Fulham
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Fulham at the end of last year have made three more arrests.
A 22-year old man was arrested at Heathrow airport on Tuesday on board a plane for Algeria, a 23-year old arrested the same day and a 20-year old man yesterday.
All three are in custody, on suspicion of Salem Coulter’s murder, but officers continue to appeal for witnesses and information.
Anyone who saw the shooting outside the ‘Jerky Chicken’ restaurant in Walham Grove at around 9.30pm on Monday 5th December should contact police. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Woman who died in hit-and-run in Hounslow had only recently arrived here from India
The woman who died in an alleged hit-and-run in Hounslow has been named as Himanshi Gupta who had only recently arrived here from India.
A black Range Rover mounted the pavement after smashing into a bus stop near Beavers Community primary school at 9.30 on Tuesday morning.
Himanshi’s been described as being ‘very young and talented’ and had been working as an IT worker in Kensington for just five months.
The 29-year old driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Teenager receives a stab wound in Woking last night - witnesses urged to come forward
Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was found with serious injuries in Woking last night.
They received reports at around 7.20 that a 16-year old had turned up at a local hospital with a stab wound – he’s now in a serious condition in hospital.
It happened on Chobham Road, and a corden has been in place while police carried out a forensic investigation.
Detectives urge anyone with information to contact them as soon as possible. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Fulham man has been convicted of racially aggravated public order offence
A man from Fulham has been convicted of a racially and religiously aggravated public order offence.
40-year old Patrick Collier pleaded guilty to intentionally causing harassment, alarm and distress last week.
On 9th October, officers on patrol in Lillie Park found stickers of an Islamophobic nature stuck to a notice board in and around that area.
He received a 12-month Community Order and a 35-day Rehabilitation Activity Order. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am
Three further arrests made over the murder of a man in Fulham
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a trainee gas engineer who was shot dead in Fulham.
Salim Coulter's body was found in a car last month after he'd visited the Jerky Chicken Shop.
A fourth man - 29-year-old Omar Hutson - has already been charged with Mr Coulter's murder, and the attempted murder of another man.
Anyone who knows anything about the incident on the evening of the 5th December should contact police. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Man will appear at court in Hammersmith tomorrow charged with five offences against women
A man who approached five women with a knife in the Hammersmith area has today been charged.
The 33-year old has been charged with one count of robbery, one count of theft, one of common assault, one of sexual assault and possession of an offensive weapon.
All incidents happened on the 17th January, and he will appear at Hammersmith Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Anyone with information should call police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm
Tent fire in Ashtead
Police are appealing for witnesses after a tent fire in Ashtead.
Officers and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to woodland off the Leatherhead Road just before 11pm on Monday night.
The victim, a homeless man, suffered minor burns to his hands. He stated that he heard noises outside his tent just before it caught fire.
The incident is being treated as arson. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm
It's emerged recommendations to boost security at a Tunisian resort before a terror attack there weren't put in place.
30 British tourists, including a couple from Morden, were among 38 who died in June 2015.
The inquest into their deaths has heard from a health and safety manager from a subsidiary of travel company Tui.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing in Croydon.
An 18 year old boy was stabbed in the chest in Drummond Road at around 3.30pm.
He was carried to Charrington Road by his friends, where officers and the London Ambulance Service attended to him.
No arrests have been made yet and enquiries into the incident continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
A Leatherhead school’s become one of only 34 in the country to achieve “world class” status.
St Andrew’s Catholic School was given the World Class Schools Quality Mark, which is awarded to those that have “moved beyond” the Ofsted outstanding rating.
The award assesses the students rather than the school itself.
Head teacher Alan Mitchell thanked pupils, parents, staff and governors for helping St Andrew’s to gain this recognition. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Croydon athlete seriously injured
100 metre Olympic sprinter James Ellington is in hospital with potentially “career ending” injuries.
The athlete from Croydon has been involved in a head on crash in Tenerife.
It’s believed he was riding a motorbike to a training session when he collided with a car last night. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Surrey police officer jailed for child sex offences
A Surrey Police officer has been jailed for seven and a half years for sex offences against children.
61 year old David Harriott was arrested in 2015.
The offences, which happened between 2008 and 2015, included two counts of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13.
Talks aimed at ending a dispute between the train drivers' union and Southern Rail will be held today
Yesterday, the TUC announced that Aslef had agreed to suspend next week's industrial action over a row about who should operate train doors.
It's led to months of disruption for passengers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am
Burglaries are on the rise in Kingston
Since the start of the year, police have seen thieves using copy-cat methods to break into homes.
The suspects are either smashing through windows and doors or entering from the back of the house.
To combat crime police have launched Operation Robinson, comprising of increased uniformed patrols and undercover officers in burglary hotspots.
Advice from Kingston Police
However help us by making your house unappealing to burglars. Our top three tips are:
- Sensor activated lighting at the rear of your property
- Lock all windows/doors and remove patio door keys from the barrel
- Installing CCTV at your property (fake cameras are a good deterrent too)
Further to this our CID lead DCI Jon Kennedy has also requested that if you see anyone acting suspiciously around properties such as going door to door or looking through windows that you call 999.
Please do not tweet, tag us in Facebook or send a letter – call us.
We want calls so that we can deploy our resources straight to the scene – the more people we stop and speak to the better.
Those with information that they wish to provide to us in confidence can call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am
Teenagers from Croydon can be creative about ways to tackle childhood obesity
Young people in Croydon are invited to join the fight against childhood obesity by taking part in the Healthy London Hackathon later this month.
14-17 year olds can take part in the hands-on event at City Hall that will see teenagers come up with ideas to lead healthier lives.
On Saturday 28th, up to 80 children from across London will work in teams to create plays or films that will then be judged by a panel.
It’s part of the Great Weight Debate - a conversation on childhood obesity which aims to raise awareness of the problem in the capital. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Hounslow Council is getting ready to launch new website
Hounslow Council is set to unveil its new website in the next two weeks.
Before it’s launched, it must go through a thorough testing process to make sure it’s as efficient as possible.
It aims to provide residents with 24/7 contact with the council. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Sutton United are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup - after beating AFC Wimbledon
Non league side Sutton United pulled off a surprise victory tonight at third tier AFC Wimbledon.
They go into the fourth round of the FA Cup – where they’ll host Championship side Leeds.
Sutton scored two late goals to win their third round replay 3-1.
In other games in the FA cup tonight - Crystal Palace and Burnley are also through. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm
35-year old man is missing and could be in Wandsworth
Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable man who is believed to have been making his way to Wandsworth and could be in the area.
35-year old Joseph Waterworth was last seen in Redhill at noon on Friday 6th January, but is believed to have got a taxi to Wandsworth Bridge.
He’s described as black, around 6ft 2 with short, curly, dark hair and brown eyes. He speaks with a Jamaican accent.
Joseph was last seen wearing black trousers, a white jumper with white trainers and had a black and grey backpack.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm
AFC Wimbledon have taken an early 1-nil lead over Sutton in their FA Cup third round replay.
Leeds await the winners.
Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace are just getting their game underway against League One Bolton at Selhurst Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm
A Hounslow man has appeared in court today following a protest which led to a key route to Heathrow Airport being blocked.
26 year old Joshua Virasami took part in a “black lives matter” protest in August.
He and eight others have all pleaded not guilty to wilfully obstructing the highway after they formed a human chain on the M4.
The case continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm
A woman has died after a collision in Hounslow this morning.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at 9.30 in Green Lane.
Two women were taken to hospital as a result; one has died and the other has life changing injuries.
The black Range Rover did not stop at the scene, but was stopped shortly afterwards and the driver has been arrested. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm
Struggling Crystal Palace will be trying to avoid an upset when they host League One Bolton in their FA Cup third round replay tonight.
The winners will take on Manchester City next.
Non-league Lincoln face Ipswich, with Championship promotion contenders Brighton waiting in the next round.
A home tie with Leeds is on offer for whoever comes out on top between AFC Wimbledon and local rivals Sutton.
Among the other replays, Burnley take on Sunderland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm
Police are appealing for help in finding a missing Epsom man.
Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 37 year old James Keywood.
He’s described as extremely vulnerable and is not believed to have his medication with him.
He was last seen at around 10am on the 5th of January.
He’s described as 5 ft 8 inches tall, of a medium build with blonde hair.
He was last seen wearing a green jacket, a grey hooded top and blue trainers.
Police are urging anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm
Joe Tidy on the Tunisian terror attack:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm
Wallington's David Weir "retires."
Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir says he's "retired" from representing Britain, and won't pull on a GB vest again.
The wheelchair racer says British Athletics is a "joke" but it's understood the governing body don't know what his annoyances relate to.
Weir announced he'd stop competing in track events after the Rio Games where he failed to win a medal.
But he says he'll still be at the London Marathon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
The train drivers' union is to suspend planned strikes on Southern Railway after new talks were agreed to try to solve a dispute over driver-only trains
Officials from Aslef and the company will meet tomorrow.
The RMT union is now asking to be involved in the discussions.
Its members are walking out on Monday in a separate row over changes to the role of conductors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
A 21 year old man from Croydon has been handed 7 and a half years behind bars for firearms and drugs offences
Janiah Johnson-White pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm, ammunition, and possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.
A 19 year old woman, Chelsey Moran, received a two year suspended sentence for drugs offences.
During the search of Keats’ property, officers found five suspected firearms, along with rounds of ammunition.
One handgun and the revolver were later found to be illegal.The officers also recovered a quantity of Class A and B drugs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
An inquest has heard the UK government criticised security at hotels in the Tunisian resort of Sousse months before a terror attack ther.
38 people, including John and Janet Stocker from Morden, were killed by a lone gunman in June 2015.
A lawyer representing 20 victims' families also told the hearing ministers were aware IS militants warned the previous December they would target tourists. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Woman fighting for life in Hounslow
A young woman is fighting for life after a crash in Hounslow.
A pedestrian was also taken to hospital following the accident in Green Lane at around 9.30am.
It's believed the driver failed to stop at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
The Chinese club linked with Chelsea striker Diego Costa have confirmed they want to sign the player
Tianjin Quanjian's owner says the Premier League side want to hold on to Costa until the summer, and that's blocked a deal.
The forward was dropped by Stamford Bridge boss Antonio Conte ahead of their win at Leicester at the weekend, amid reports he'd become unsettled.
It's understood Costa's been offered 30-million-pounds-a-year in China. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Time is running out for a bar in Richmond
The council shut Encore Lounge in Hill Rise after a number of incidents including an assault on a customer last year.
Had the bar closed when it was supposed to at midnight the police said the attack would not have happened.
CCTV footage of another disturbance and alcohol being served outside of the venue’s permitted hours was also found.
If the appeal is unsuccessful, the bar will be permanently closed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir says he's been "let down" - and will never compete for Great Britain again.
The wheelchair racer from Wallington tweeted "thanks British Athletics - what a joke" - and says he's now officially retired, but hasn't gone into details.
Weir had already said he'd end his career after April's London Marathon.
He didn't win any medals in Rio last summer - and afterwards described his experience at the Games as "terrible". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
Women in labour say they feel like 'products on a conveyor belt' because of a shortage midwives.
Half of new mums in England and Wales told a survey they experienced things like delays receiving pain relief or stitches.
An extra 3,500 midwives are needed in England alone.
These women in South West London say the births of their children didn't go to plan.
A man’s in hospital after his car collided with a tree near Woking
A red VW Golf crashed on Bagshot Road last night at 11:30.
The driver in his 30s was taken to St George’s Hospital suffering serious head injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
The train drivers' union Aslef has suspended industrial action on Southern - after the company agreed to new talks
Negotiations will be hosted by the Trades Union Congress.
Drivers were planning to strike on three dates later this month in a row about who should operate train doors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Anti-Heathrow expansion protesters claim residents in Teddington are suffering more noise from a new aircraft
Those living under the Heathrow flight path say the new Airbus A380 is causing more misery than the jet it replaced.
That’s despite the government promising it would be quieter.
Neil Spurrier of Teddington Action Group, analysed data from two noise monitors based in Strawberry Hill and Teddington.
This is disputed by the Department for Transport.
A Department for Transport spokesman said:
“There has been no double counting or attempt to falsify results on noise pollution at Heathrow. There are two noise monitors a mile apart and only some flights will be picked up by both as they detect flights over a certain volume for a minimum time.”
- The claims by Teddington Action Group (TAG) are highly misleading and in some cases completely incorrect. We have previously written to them setting them straight on all of these points.
- There has been no double counting. There are two noise monitors a mile apart and some flights will be picked up by both. The reason that not all flights appear twice is because some flights are not heard by both monitors. The monitors only detect flights over a certain volume that last for a minimum time.
- We are simply recording the noise heard at those two locations - so there is no suggestion of double counting – we record what is heard.
- The number of night flight movements allowed at Heathrow (around 16 per night between 23.30-06.00) has been constant for decades and is not based on the noise classification of individual aircraft.
- The rules surrounding night flight restrictions require aircraft to be rated based on their official noise performance as certified by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
- We are aware that the A380 is louder on arrival than its official rating and have been entirely open on this. We discussed it in our consultation on night flights – see the bottom of page 28.
- Some other aircraft are actually quieter than their official rating so this can work both ways.
- Heathrow has pledged £700million for noise insulation for homes around the airport and a further £40 million to insulate schools and public buildings.
- The Airports Commission concluded that even with the extra flights added by the airport’s expansion fewer people would be affected by noise from Heathrow by 2030 than are today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
A 21 year-old man remains in hospital this morning following a stabbing in Morden
Police were called reports of a fight outside a house on Sunday evening.
Two men were rushed to hospital suffering knife wounds, one 20 year-old man has since been discharged.
He was later arrested along with three others on suspicion of affray. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
Appeal for witnesses following sexual assault in Leatherhead
A woman has been sexually assaulted in Leatherhead.
She was followed to the Kingston recreational ground after getting off a bus last Tuesday afternoon.
Police are looking to speak to a man who is described as white, around 25-years-old with ginger hair, and was drinking alcohol.
It’s believed he could be from Horsham or Esher.
Witnesses are been urged to call Surrey police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
IVF may soon only be offered to couples in Richmond “on an exception only” basis
A £10 million savings programme has been proposed by healthcare officials in the borough.
Other proposals include reducing the amount of gluten free foods and baby milk that is prescribed to residents.
Councillors will grill health bosses about the plans at a meeting on the 6th of February. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am
It’s all to play for in tonight’s FA cup clash between AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United
With a fourth round up for grabs, both sides will be battling it out at Kingsmeadow stadium, kick off is 7:45pm.
The champions of the local derby will face Leeds in the next round.
Paul Doswell, Sutton United manager, told Radio Jackie what he thinks ahead of tonight’s match.
Potential 20mph speed limit to be introduced across Croydon
Residents in Croydon could see 20mph speed limits across the borough by 2018.
Croydon Council begin a consultation process today on whether to introduce the speed limit to the whole of the borough bar major through-roads.
The plan started last year when the speed limit was introduced in two areas of Croydon.
The council pledged to implement 20 mph speed limits borough-wide by 2018.
They say the plan would reduce the risk and severity of accidents. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am
Consultation launched on youth services in Hounslow after major cuts
Hounslow Council is reviewing services for young people and wants to hear views from residents so it can protect those most vulnerable.
This comes as London council youth services have lost a third of staff and £22 million in funding cuts since 2011- and reducing year on year.
Hounslow need to reduce their budget by 75% down to just over £200,000 .
They say many youth services are run by volunteers, and therefore they can now focus on the most vulnerable. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am
Monday, 16 January 2017
Police appeal for witnesses as five people are arrested after two men stabbed in Morden.
Police in Morden have issued an appeal for witnesses following a stabbing in Morden yesterday evening which has seen several arrests.
At approximately 23:40 officers attended and found a 21 year old man suffering stab wounds and he remains in hospital in a stable condition.
He was later arrested on suspicion of affray.
Another 20 year old man was also taken to hospital with stab wounds and later arrested for the same charge, as well as failing to appear in court, breach of court order and shoplifting- he remains in custody.
A 24 year old man, a 20 year old woman and a 17 year old male were also arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray and also remain in custody.
A crime scene at time of writing is in place.
Anyone with informtation should dial 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm
Prison chaplain suspended from Feltham Young Offenders Institute
Investigations are continuing after a senior prison chaplain was suspended from duty at Feltham Young Offenders Institute.
Sikander Pathan was allegedly removed from his job last week after he was questioned on suspicion of assault by police.
A spokesperson for Surrey Police confirmed 'a man had been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and assault, and bailed until March.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm
New Year's Day attack in Sunbury
Police are appealing for witnesses after an attack in Sunbury on New Year's Day.
It took place on Thames Street after the victim had left The Magpie pub with his friends.
It's reported the nineteen year old was found on the ground outside the pub suffering from facial injuries.
It's believed that a crowd of people were stood in the vicinity, where there was also a black Mercedes CLK convertible parked nearby.
The victim was taken to hospital and has since had an operation to put plates in his jaw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm
British Airways says it'll cancel 1% of short-haul flights from Heathrow as a three day strike gets under way on Thursday.
Cabin crew staff with the Unite union are walking out in a long-running dispute over pay.
The airline says all long-haul services will operate, and there won't be any disruption at Gatwick, London City and Stansted airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm
Brand new run coming to #RichmondPark
It’s already closed off once a year for cyclists, now Richmond Park is going to close its gates for runners too.
On June the 4th, up to 10,000 runners will descend on Richmond Park to take part in the London 10 Mile.
Lord Coe launched the event earlier this afternoon.
Money raised from the run will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
The West Middlesex in Isleworth is set to be one of only a few hospitals in the country to trial new life saving technology.
It will use a wireless monitoring system to receive live medical information on a patient without disturbing them.
The patch is attached to the patient which measures information in real-time, such a heart and respiration rate and temperature.
This information is then passed on to medics wirelessly, meaning the patient is not disturbed when resting. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Victims of Tunisian massacre remembered
A minute's silence has been held at the inquest into the shooting dead of 30 British tourists on a beach in Tunisia in 2015.
Eight others were also killed when a lone gunman opened fire on a beach in Sousse.
Janet and John Stocker from Morden were killed in the attack. They had five children and ten grandchildren.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club's agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign full-back Carl Jenkinson
Only personal terms stand in the way of the transfer going through.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm
Wimbledon champ says he needs to "up his game."
Andy Murray admits he needs to up his game after coming through a tough opening test at the Australian Open.
Going into a Grand Slam as world number one for the first time, he beat Ukraine's Ilya Marchenko in straight sets to reach the second round.
Dan Evans was impressive in progressing with victory over Argentina's Facundo Bagnis, but Aljaz Bedene is out.
Roger Federer won his first competitive match in over six months to reach round two.
Defending champion Angelique Kerber survived a tough test to go through as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
All of the dementia day-care centres run by the Alzheimer's Society across Surrey will be closing
The Alzheimer's Society is to close all its Surrey day centres blaming a lack of funding and declining attendance.
Centres in Byfleet and Haslemere are due to close in March with the Bletchingley centre closing in June.
Surrey County council stopped funding two years-ago and the service has been totally reliant on individuals paying.
South East's Area Manager, Chris Wyatt.
Jacqui Parfitt, Alzheimer’s Society Operations Manager for Surrey, said:
“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close Haslemere Day Centre, St Mary’s in Byfleet, The Byre and Bletchinley.
People with dementia and their carers are always at the forefront of our minds and we try to avoid closures wherever possible. However, despite our best efforts, we have seen a steady decline in the number of people using the service over the past 18 months.
We have worked closely with adult social care, the borough councils and Surrey County Council and the CCGs to promote the day centres and to address any barriers there may be for referrals but, sadly, this has not led to an increase in people using the service.
This consistently low attendance has meant that we are unable to cover the costs associated with running the centres.
It is important to us that no-one is left without a service which is why we have given as much notice as possible to help people with dementia and their carers find the best possible alternatives.
Our dementia navigators will signpost service users to other providers in the area and we will offer an information day where people can discuss their options with these providers.
There is no question that our dedicated staff and volunteers across all our day centres have provided a wonderful service for many years and we will do our best to support them along with our service users during this difficult time.”
The day centres that are closing over the next six months:
St Mary’s in Byfleet and Haslemere's centre will close on the 31st of March
The Byre, in Bletchingley will close on the 23rd of June.
Sam Allardyce says Palace have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Carl Jenkinson
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club's agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign full-back Carl Jenkinson.
Only personal terms stand in the way of the transfer going through.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Transport for London is being accused of "distracting drivers" #TfL
It’s after digital advertising boards have appeared on the gantries at the Malden Junction of the A3.
Critics say the massive illuminated signs, which carry small print, are a distraction by their nature, because in order to read an advert you have to look at it.
Some listeners have also contacted Jackie News to say they are "shocked" that the signs would be able to be displayed at such a busy junction, when drivers need to focus on the road.
Graeme Craig is Director of Commercial Development at TfL.
The new contract will see Outdoor Plus introduce these new screens at six underpasses along main routes including the A40 in Ealing and the northern ring road at Wembley Way.
TfL estimates these six sites will be viewed by an estimated half a million road users a day.
Subject to planning permission, a further three sites could be added.
Mr Craig says the money made from these signs will be ploughed back into London's roads.
Latest Southern Railway recruitment plan is slammed by a union
A Southern Railway recruitment plan - to help keep trains running during industrial action - have been called "nonsense" by a union.
The owner of the country's biggest franchise plans to take on 200 new drivers to deal with an overtime ban - saying it wants "a more consistent service".
Trains are being cancelled daily because of action by Aslef over the row about who should operate the doors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am
All Surrey's Alzheimer's day centres are set to close over the next 6 months
All of the dementia day-care centres run by the Alzheimer's Society across Surrey will be closing.
The society says low attendance has meant they are unable to afford the cost of running the services.
Last year the Orchard dementia day-care centre in Chertsey was saved, after it was threatened with closure.
Trustee, Sarah Jacques, says this movement will affect those with the condition.
Jacqui Parfitt, Alzheimer’s Society Operations Manager for Surrey, said:
“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close Haslemere Day Centre, St Mary’s in Byfleet, The Byre and Bletchinley.
“People with dementia and their carers are always at the forefront of our minds and we try to avoid closures wherever possible. However, despite our best efforts, we have seen a steady decline in the number of people using the service over the past 18 months.
“We have worked closely with adult social care, the borough councils and Surrey County Council and the CCGs to promote the day centres and to address any barriers there may be for referrals but, sadly, this has not led to an increase in people using the service.
“This consistently low attendance has meant that we are unable to cover the costs associated with running the centres.
“It is important to us that no-one is left without a service which is why we have given as much notice as possible to help people with dementia and their carers find the best possible alternatives.
“Our dementia navigators will signpost service users to other providers in the area and we will offer an information day where people can discuss their options with these providers.
“There is no question that our dedicated staff and volunteers across all our day centres have provided a wonderful service for many years and we will do our best to support them along with our service users during this difficult time.”
The day centres that are closing over the next six months:
St Mary’s in Byfleet on 31 March 2017
Haslemere on 31 March 2017
The Byre, in Bletchingley on 23 June 2017
Bletchingley on 23 June 2017
A teenager has been missing from her home in Battersea for almost a day now.
14 year old Nafisah Hemmuth-Fuller was last seen yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
She is described as a black female, 5ft 6ins tall and of thin build, and is known to frequent the Balham and Tooting areas. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am
Today has been labelled Blue Monday, due to the fact it’s supposed to be the most depressing day of the year
But NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group is using it to encouraging people to talk about mental health.
Doctors want us to be open about our feelings, instead of bottling them up.
Lack of money from Christmas and the weather are thought to be the reasons behind why we feel so down. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am
#Tunisia inquest begins
An inquest into the deaths of 30 British tourists killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia opens today.
A gunman attacked holidaymakers on a beach in Sousse in June 2015.
Three months before the massacre, there had been a similar attack in the capital Tunis.
Mark Stocker's parents John and Janet, from Morden, were killed in Sousse.
He thinks they should have been made more aware of the risks.
Wimbledon Champion Sir Andy Murray is through to the second round of the Australian Open
Andy Murray's booked his place in the second round of the Australian Open tennis - after a straight-sets win over Ukraine's Ilya Marchenko.
The world number one and Wimbledon Champion secured a 7-5, 7-6, 6-2 success. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am
South West Surrey MP, Mr Hunt set for a windfall after sale of business
It's understood the health secretary could be about to get almost 17 million pounds from the sale of a company he helped set up.
The listings service Hotcourses - founded by Jeremy Hunt and a business partner in 1996 - is expected to announce this week that it's been sold for nearly 35 million pounds.
Records suggest South West Surrey MP, Mr Hunt owns almost half the company's shares. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
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