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Monday, 26 September 2016

A 31-year-old-man who regularly hangs around in Woking has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order.


James Jeater was issued with the two year order due to his excessive drinking and aggressive behaviour.

Police say he chose to ignore countless warnings and offers of help which left them no choice but to obtain an order from the courts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Two brothers have been jailed after they stabbed and robbed an elderly man outside his house in Thornton Heath.

27 year old Bobby Baker and 21 year old Darren Dean attacked the 79 year old as he washed his car.

They’ve been jailed for a total of eleven years.

A third man who was also involved was sentenced to four years imprisonment after pleading guilty to robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Wandsworth plans to make charging your electric vehicle a lot easier in a bid to promote greener motoring.

The Council’s community services committee has backed a scheme to provide up to 125 new charging points across the borough.

It comes as demand for the service is increasing with more than 400 electrical vehicle users registered in Wandsworth – up from 97 in 2013.

If given final approval, it’ll take about 6 months to install 20 to 25 new stations with 4 or 5 charging points each.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

London workers could save nearly 450-thousand pounds on the cost of a home - if they are willing to commute from outside the city.

Towns that are an hour's commute from central London, have an average house price of almost 300-thousand.

That compares to 741-thousand for a property close to work, according to Lloyds Bank.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says, under a Labour government, everybody will earn enough money to live on.

Speaking at the party's conference in Liverpool, he said forecasts suggest more than 10 pounds per hour.

The Hayes and Harlington MP told delegates a new living wage review body would be charged with the task of setting a level needed for a decent life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

A British woman, who lives in Reigate is believed to have become the world's youngest ever commercial airline captain at the age of just 26.

Gatwick based Pilot, Kate McWilliams, joined easyJet as a first officer five years ago.

She’s now been promoted to captain after passing the airline's command course.

The captain says she gets asked her age on a daily basis, and people are impressed when she tells them how young she is.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Gatwick Airport has submitted its final proposal for a second runway.

The report disputes the data collected by the Airport Commission, which favours expansion at Heathrow.

Gatwick's chief executive Stewart Wingate says the government needs to consider noise pollution as a major factor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has promised to support stronger national action on the environment, following the vote to leave the EU.

He’s backing a World Wildlife Fund pledge to defend our countryside and support UK action on climate change.

It’s so far been signed by 50 MPs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Kingston council's raising awareness of Child sexual exploitation

The hidden crime of child sexual exploitation is being highlighted by Kingston council in a week-long campaign.

It’s a type of sexual abuse involving children, which often goes unreported.

Children often receive money, affection or other types of rewards for performing sexual activities.

The week long campaign aims to inform residents and parents on the warning signs, as well as raising awareness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Police probe reports of 'loud bang' at shop in Putney



Putney residents were woken by a “loud bang” in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to a shop on Upper Richmond road, where it’s believed the bang was cause by issues with a water tank.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a loud bang in the rear of a shop.

“Police worked to assist London Fire Brigade who later said they believed it was caused by a water tank issue.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Wandsworth Council offers free money advice today

Wandsworth Council is offering a free money advice drop-in service.

The drop-in is aimed at residents of the Alton estate in Roehampton but is open to anyone who is worried about money.

Guidance on how to reduce your bill and debt advice are also offered.

The first of three sessions will take place today from 10am – 4pm at the Western Area Housing Office off Roehampton Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

Police in London intensify crackdown on burglary

The Metropolitan Police are today launching their seasonal crackdown on burglary and those who handle stolen goods.

Operation Bumblebee sees officers in London intensifying their efforts to work with other forces to stop thieves escaping by going across county lines.

They'll deploy specialist manhunt teams and high-visibility patrols in burglary hot spots.

Officers will also provide London residents with a kit to forensically mark their possessions with a unique code identifiable to police and second hand goods buyers.

They’re reminding Londoners to act particularly cautiously at this time of year as traditionally they see a rise in residential offences.

Advice includes storing bins behind side gates to block them and avoiding leaving lots of packaging outside your house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

Chelsea Ladies miss out on Women's Super League

Chelsea Ladies have lost out on the Women’s Super League after Manchester City secured a 2-0 victory.

The first goal came as Chelsea captain Katie Chapman, under pressure from Jill Scott, diverted Toni Duggan's corner into her own net 12 minutes before half-time.

But Chelsea will still secure Champions League qualification if they take two points from their final two WSL games.

City just needed to avoid defeat in yesterday’s game to guarantee the top spot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

UPDATE: Missing teenager from Isleworth found

15-year-old Georgia Chandler from Isleworth, who had been reported missing, has now been found.

The police thank the public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Marsden hospitals appeal for funding to tackle breast cancer

The Royal Marsden hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea are appealing for help in funding two new mammography machines.

Doctors say the equipment is vital is detecting harder to find breast tumours.

They also give clinicians better precision during biopsies.

9,000 people use the Marsden’s Breast Unit ever year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 am  

Crystal Palace boss reflects on Sunderland win

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says his team are looking like they've got goals in them again.

Joe Ledley, James McArthur and Christian Benteke all scored in the 3-2 win at Premier League strugglers Sunderland.

Pardew says the changes they've made to the squad are paying off:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Chelsea boss reflects on Saturday's defeat

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says the attitude of his players has to change if they're to become a great team in reality, and that they must reflect a lot on their performance against Arsenal last Saturday.

He didn't think his players' attitude was good from the first minute of their 3-0 Premier League defeat at their London rivals.

They're down to eighth in the Premier League following Saturday's game.

Conte says his players need to do better:



He also wants to see his side be more than just a talented group of individuals:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 am  

Former Sri Lanka captain re-signs with Surrey

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has signed a new one-year contract with Surrey.

The 38-year-old batsman, who’s fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers, joined the side ahead of the 2015 season.

He scored 278 runs in seven innings in the One-Day Cup and one-thousand-and-thirty-nine runs in the County Championship this season.

Surrey’s head coach posted on twitter saying it was “nice to have the King back again”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 am  

Sleeping Beauty is on the way to Richmond Theatre

We’ve barely had time to put away our summer wardrobe, and already talk is turning to Christmas.

Sleeping Beauty is this year’s choice of panto at Richmond Theatre.

The classic tale stars comedienne Maureen Lipman as the Wicked Fairy:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Appeal continues to find stroke victim's family in Kingston



Police in Kingston are continuing to appeal for help tracing the family and friends of a stroke victim who’s unable to talk.

The man was found collapsed outside Boots in Union Street by paramedics on August the 23rd with no form of ID or medication on him.

He’s thought to be in his mid-50s, of medium build, around 5ft 7, and has distinctive tattoos on his left arm including one saying "Mam" and "Dad" and a picture of a fish.

Anyone with information on his identity should contact the police.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Police appeal for help tracing woman and man from Streatham



Police in south London are concerned for the welfare of a missing man and woman who are thought to be together.

Syed Hossain, who’s in his late thirties, was last spotted on Tuesday at home in Streatham.

30-year-old Rachel Chagger was last seen around 11.30pm on Thursday when she said she was going to Canary Wharf to see friends.

Rachel is described as white and around 5ft 4in with a skinny build and shoulder length blonde hair.

Syed is described as Asian and around 5ft 9in with a stocky build.

Officers think they could be around Streatham, Wandsworth and Crystal Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am  

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Brothers Jailed for Stabbing and Robbing Croydon Pensioner



Two brothers have been jailed after they stabbed and robbed an elderly man in Croydon as he washed his car.

Bobby Baker and Darren Dean Baker attacked the 79-year old in front of his home in Thornton Heath on 16th September.

The robbers fled from the scene on foot, making off with the elderly pensioner’s phone, wallet and watch.

The brothers, aged 27 and 21, were jailed for a total of eleven years for what Croydon Police have described as a “despicable crime”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

Kew Village Market to Celebrate its 5th Birthday Next Sunday



Kew Village Market will be marking its fifth anniversary a week today, and a range of events have been organised to celebrate.

As well as 45 stalls – visitors can also enjoy live music from English Hanwell Ukulele Group and take part in a raffle.

The Mayor of Richmond will also be there to present £5000 to five chosen local charities.

Kew Village Market is run entirely by volunteers and has raised over £35,000 for local causes in the past five years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

The Royal Marsden set Fundraising Challenge

The Royal Marsden has set itself a challenge to raise £750,000 by June.

The money will be used to support the Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

Doctors are currently doing ground breaking work in precision therapies as well as raising awareness of these types of cancer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Streatham MP, Chuka Umunna, Dismisses Reports of Challenging Labour Leadership

MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, today dismissed reports that he was planning to challenge Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

The politician spoke out against claims that he has been urged by allies to oust the new Labour leader before the next general election.

Mr Umunna said the leadership had been settled and Labour now need put their values to practice and work together to win.

He was a candidate in the 2015 Labour leadership election but dropped out of the race because of the pressure of media scrutiny.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Appeal from police in Weybridge

Police in Weybridge are appealing for help after a cyclist and a teenage boy were seriously hurt last night.

The incident happened on Hanger Hill at around 7:30 pm when an argument involving 3 or 4 people spilled onto the road, causing the cyclist, a man in his fifties, to fall from his bike.

The man has been taking to hospital for treatment for his injuries, he’s in a stable condition. A 17 year old boy is also in hospital after receiving serious facial injuries.
A 16 year old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Anyone with who witnessed the incident or has any information should call surrey police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

New plans for recreation site in Chiswick

Plans to improve a major sports and recreation site in Chiswick are gathering pace, according to a review by Hounslow Council.

Dukes Meadows is currently used for a range of water and land sports.

It is also one of the most important wildlife refuges in urban west London.

The council says it aims to make the 230 acres “a sustainable, high quality green open space, which includes a state-of-the-art sports hub”

Further consultation is set to take place later this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Only 1 in 5 Surrey children have eye tests

Opticians around the country are calling for eye tests to be made mandatory for children, in a bid to prevent sight loss.

According to a survey carried out by the College of Optometry, many of us don’t get our eyes tested until there’s a problem.

In Surrey, 1 in 5 children and about 1 in 10 adults have made a visit to their optician.

Leading Eye Care Expert, Andy Sanders, says underlying medical conditions such as Glaucoma can be detected through these tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Appeal to find rapist in Tooting continues

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a young woman was raped in Tooting.

The attack happened on Wednesday shortly after midnight as the victim approached her car in Lucien Road.

The suspect forced the woman into an address and raped her before fleeing the scene.

He’s described as Asian, in his early 20s, 5 ft 7 inches tall with a thin moustache, and was wearing glasses, a red hooded top and light-coloured tracksuit bottoms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

French flag flown in Hounslow

A French flag has been flown to mark a special visit in Hounslow.

Guests from the borough’s twin town of Issy-les-Moulineaux were in the town this week to talk about building stronger connections.

A school exchange programme was at the top of the list.

It’s hoped better promotion of the French town in Hounslow will lead to more people visiting it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

18 year-old woman missing from Horley



An 18-year old woman has gone missing from Horley, and police are trying to find her.

Shannon Dale left her home at around 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon and has not made contact with her family since.

She is described as white, slim, with red hair and around 5 foot 3 inches tall.

Police urge anyone who has information to get in contact as it is a matter of urgency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Harlequins secure win against Saracens in their first home game of the new season


It was a bright but overcast day at the Twickenham Stoop.

There was a jubilant atmosphere around the ground with the Harlequins fans welcoming their team onto the pitch for the first home game of the season - and what a game it was set to be. Current English Premiership and European Champions Saracens were the guests for the afternoon.

Quins had so far only won one from three games this season; Saracens three from three, two of which were bonus-point wins.

The hosts kicked off proceedings and with the first impact of the game Marler went down. The referee stopped the clock and medics cautiously kept his head still.

Applause resonated around the ground as Lambert came on in place of the loose-head prop in a full substitution.

The clock restarted with a scrum to Saracens who somehow did not seem so threatening in their orange kit.

A solid scrum from both sides but the visitors came away with the ball, Wigglesworth box-kicking out but only reaching the arms of Visser who slapped the ball backwards giving himself additional time to gather.

Quins marched on and earned their first penalty of the game on the right wing just outside the 22. Swiel lined up the posts and put the first points on the board: Harlequins 3 – 0 Saracens after 3 minutes.

The restart was long, Quins returned the ball and Saracens came again only until the ever eagle-eyed Visser took advantage of a sloppy pass. He intercepted and ran the length of the field to score the first try of the game. Swiel added the conversion.

Harlequins 10 – 0 Saracens after 6 minutes.

The home side earned the put-in at the scrum on their own 22. Sarries dropped to the floor and Quins had a free kick, sending the ball into touch for the first line-out of the game in the opposition half.

Robshaw was the man in the air and he gathered comfortably before offloading. Little ground was made and the guests were awarded a scrum.

This time the hosts were penalised and Saracens kicked long for their own line-out.

Itoje gathered and Saracens made a break however the ball came into Quins’ possession. Care kicked to safety which only allowed the men in orange to return. The Quins defence were able to bumble the visitors into touch for a line-out on their own 22.

The ball was thrown to the back; it was caught well and kicked long. This allowed a fast chasing pack to put pressure on Saracens. The guests were forced to kick; Quins gathered and then attempted a kick which was charged down.

Heart in hands moment as a breakaway try was on the cards. Luckily the Quins defence kicked in and halted progress.

Penalty to Quins and Swiel again sent it into touch for a line-out on the opposition 22.

It was thrown short to Danny Care and the hosts slowly started to build momentum. A chip through for the line was diverted into touch by Saracens handing Quins an attacking platform just 5 metres out.

The guests found themselves penalised for brining down the maul and Quins opted for another line-out. The ball was gathered well by the hosts who got a maul rolling. Advantage to Quins as it was once again illegally brought to a standstill. The referee Craig Maxwell Keys warned Saracens but did not issue a card.

Another line-out for Harlequins. Again the ball was gathered well, this time with more momentum. Advantage again was being played for the hosts. They moved the ball wide to the right wing allowing Charlie Walker (a late call-up for this game for the rather unwell Yarde) to cross the whitewash.

Swiel again added the extra two points and after 21 minutes it was Harlequins 17 – 0 Saracens.

Another long restart from Saracens taking the attack into the hosts’ 22.

Quins gathered and kicked into touch just inside their own half. Time-out was called whilst the Saracens no. 2,Brits, was seen to by the medics. He stayed on the pitch and play resumed. Saracens threw long – too long and Buchanan stole possession. It was not long before possession once again changed hands and Saracens secured their own line-out in Quins’ territory.

The opposition came fast and strong but Quins held firm and forced the visitors to spill the ball forward. Scrum to the hosts in their own 22. The ball was gathered and kicked long but into the safe hands of the Saracens fall-back Goode who returned the favour.

A game of football ensued before Saracens kicked long. Brown was hoping to guide the ball out of play then controlled it as it fell short. Wigglesworth, meanwhile, had chased his own kick and both players made to put downward pressure on the ball as it crossed the line. The referee went upstairs to the TMO and it was ruled ‘no try’ much to Brown’s relief.

Another scrum to Saracens just 5 metres out. The opposition released the ball and Quins intercepted a failed grubber kick, only for the referee to halt play and return 5 metres out for a Saracens line-out. They visitors gathered and drove on, passing and attacking. Advantage was signalled by the referee before play was stopped for a scrum near the posts. Quins were again penalised for going to ground. Saracens called for another scrum hoping the hosts would see yellow.

Sarries Vunipola drifted from the back of the scrum with the ball and made for the line. He was tackled. Saracens then switched tactics and the referee again brought play back 5 metres from the posts. The call of ‘Come On You Quins’ resonated from the fans, spurred on by their teams’ attitude and stubbornness in defence.

Saracens seemed to be getting frustrated with the continuous set plays and the referee spoke with both Captains after another failed scrum.

The visitors got forward movement on the scrum which then spun sideways; Quins deemed to have been the culprits.

The scrum was set once again. Vunipola again released himself from the pack and made for the line. The Quins defence stopped him in his tracks and earned themselves a penalty. Swiel was unable to find touch allowing Saracens to come again. George Merrick was relentless in his defence for Quins, tackling player after player to slow the advancing visitors.

Saracens soon found themselves in touch. Quins retained possession from their line-out and kicked long. The visitors gathered and moved the ball quickly getting play back into the hosts’ 22. Penalty to Quins who kicked into touch ending a breathtaking first half.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 17 – 0 Saracens

This was an unusual position for the visitors to be in; 17 points down with no reply after 40 minutes.

Their Director of Rugby Mark McCall made three changes to the starting line-up of the second half: Jamie George and Juan Figallo came on in place of Schalk Brits and Petrus du Plessis.

The guests got the second half underway and chased. Despite the pressure, Quins gathered and kicked to safety. Both sides tested their kicking skills until Goode took charge and ran with the ball after plucking it out of the air.

His momentum got Saracens off to the start they wanted with Wigglesworth crossing for a try and Alex Lozowski adding the conversion within the first three minutes of the new half: Harlequins 17 – 7 Saracens.

Quins chased their re-start but Saracens came away with the ball, kicking as far as Brown who gathered. Swiel kicked high and although a valiant attempt was made by the hosts to gather it, it was instead the arms of the men in orange who claimed possession. They then, however kicked long, too long, and the ball went dead.

Swiel again got proceedings underway. Care made a cheeky little kick which again saw Saracens beat Quins to the ball. The returned kick was gathered well by Swiel and Care retrieved the ball from the ruck.

Saracens stole possession at the following breakdown – they got it out wide to the left wing. Wray passed to Wyles as they made for the line, Great defence once again from the hosts who themselves turned over possession at the breakdown.

Time was halted as Care received treatment, grabbing his ribs. He was replaced by Dickson. Sinckler also on as well as Gray for Buchanan and Collier.

Quins kicked for a line-out still within their own half. Robshaw took it well and they formed a rolling maul. At the first hesitation Dickson called for the ball and the hosts earned a free kick. Swiel placed it in touch deep within the opposition half for another line-out. Again they gathered and recycled well, Sinckler making his presence on the pitch felt.

In a strange decision Dickson decided to change tactics and kick long – unfortunately too long for his teammates to chase and Saracens claimed it with ease.

Another change for the hosts saw try-scorer Charlie Walker leave the pitch for Alofa Alofa after 51 minutes.

The line-out ball was again gathered well by Quins and Sinckler kept forward momentum going, earning the hosts a penalty in the process. Tempers frayed as a brawl looked likely on the pitch with all 30 players rushing to the centre of the action.

After a brief moment to calm down, play continued with a penalty kick to Harlequins 10 metres in to the opposition half. Swiel sent it towards the right upright which kept the ball out.

Swiel once again forced play back to 5 metres from the Saracens line as he kicked and chased, narrowly losing the race for the ball. Great support from the hosts, however, saw Brown tackle Saracens just after they gathered the ball, keeping the pressure on.

The momentum was short-lived as Saracens earned a free kick and sent the ball into touch within Harlequins’ half. The visitors gathered and drove onwards. Richard Wigglesworth sent the ball to Marcelo Bosch who grubber-kicked through. Saracens again gathered and sent it to the left wing with Brown jumping on a loose ball just 5 metres from his own line.

The hosts kicked into touch to ease the pressure but this only took play back to their 22.

The guests fumbled their line-out and again more handbags were seen on the pitch.

Time for more replacements as Kelly Brown came on for Michael Rhodes with 21 mins left.

Play resumed with a scrum to Quins following the knock-on by Saracens. This was upgraded to a penalty and Swiel kicked for a line-out just inside their own half. The ball was collected well and passed quickly to Luke Wallace who sent the ball wide. Dickson passed to Swiel from the ruck and an aerial battle ensued. Goode had the last say as he gathered the ball and then earned his team a kick at the posts 5 metres into the hosts’ half.

Once again the posts affected play and kept the ball out. Quins kicked to safety but did not find touch. This kept the attack going for the guests.

Marcello Bosch left the pitch for Nick Tompkins with 16 minutes left.

The hosts’ dominance in set pieces shone though again as Quins were awarded a penalty off the back of another failed scrum. Unfortunately Swiel’s kicks were becoming shaky and he failed to find touch. Brown, on the other hand, received the ball and placed it neatly in touch in the opposition 22.

Final replacements for Saracens as Mako Vunipola and Richard Wigglesworth exited for Richard Barrington and Ben Spencer.

Saracens kept possession and box-kicked out allowing Quins to come again. Progression was, however, halted as the hosts drifted offside.

In a comedy moment Hopper made his way off the field only to be told he had to say on for the Saracens’ penalty kick at the posts. Once kicked, and missed, Hopper was permitted to leave for Ruaridh Jackson on for Quins; Sam Twomey joined the game as George Merrick made way with 12 minutes left.

As play resumed, Saracens secured their next line-out in Quins territory. The hosts’ defensive line held firm.

The visitors moved the ball from one wing to the other then chipped through. Dickson attempted to catch it outright but knocked it backwards. He then made a determined run to keep the ball from going into touch 5 metres from his own line. He succeeded and after passing to the centre, the ball was placed into touch outside his 22. Saracens secured the line-out but a knock-on handed a scrum to Quins which was once again upgraded to a penalty. Swiel took aim and this time found touch deep within the opposition half.

The fans were buoyant as Robshaw secured line-out ball. A maul formed then play went to the wings.

Progression was slowed at the 22 as Saracens organised their defence. The hosts attempted a chip through but sent the ball into touch.

Saracens made strides with a rolling maul and earned a free-kick which was placed into touch just outside the hosts’ 22.

For the first time this game, the referee showed a yellow card – issued to Quins no. 5 James Horwill.
Lozowski split the posts with his penalty kick and with just three minutes left to play the score was Harlequins 17 – 10 Saracens.

The restart was kicked long. This was simply gathered and kicked into touch by the guests inside the Quins half. The hosts secured possession and formed a maul. Dickson box-kicked out allowing Saracens to come again.

Less than a minute to go and play was tight on the half-way line. The Stoop erupted as Quins were awarded a penalty. The clock counted down. The ball was kicked out of play ending the game.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 17 – 10 Saracens

Attendance: 14,800

England coaching staff Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick were watching from the stands, as was former All Black Sean Fitzpatrick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

UPDATE: Man missing from Sunbury found

A man who had been missing from Sunbury since last Saturday has been found, safe and well.

77 year-old Anthony Walden went missing on the 17th at around 5pm in the vicinity of Fairlawns.

Police were worried for his well-being as he suffers from Dementia.

They would like to thank everyone who got involved in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Swimmers enjoy London's Serpentine

6,000 swimmers dived into London’s Serpentine today for a mass open water race.

Team GB Olympic Swimmer Jack Burnell kicked off the swim which saw participants, dressed in yellow, red and blue caps.

The mile-long mass swim is part of the park’s two-day open water festival Swim Serpentine.
On Sunday, the festival will host the British Open Water Swimming Championships.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

Football: the day ahead

In the Premier League today, Crystal Palace take on Sunderland and Chelsea take on Arsenal.

Fulham play at home to Bristol City in the Championship.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon meet Shrewsbury at Kingsmeadow - a win today for the Dons could put them above Milton Keynes for the first time since their reformation.

All games aside from Chelsea’s kick off at 3pm. Chelsea's away game begins at 5.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

London's older mothers are on the up

London has the highest rate of older mothers in the UK, seven times that in the North East, according to official statistics.

The number of babies born to mothers aged 45 and over is up across the country by more than a third in six years.

In Hounslow and Lambeth boroughs, it’s almost doubled.

The data from the Office of National Statistics also shows birth rates for under 18s have fallen, with London having the lowest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Preview of Chelsea's game later today

One of the biggest games of the Premier League weekend sees Chelsea travel to Arsenal later.

The sides are level on points after three wins from their opening five games.

Antonio Conte's men are unbeaten in their last nine top-flight matches against their London rivals.

Kick off is at 5.30pm.

He says his players are raring to go.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Elderly man dies after collision in Earl's Court


A lorry driver is being sought by police following the death of a pedestrian who was hit in Kensington.

The 71-year-old man was injured outside Earl's Court tube station at around 9.30pm yesterday and died a short time after in hospital.

The lorry didn’t stop at the scene and it’s not known if the driver was aware of the collision.

Officers have urged the driver and any witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) at Merton on 020 8543 5157, or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Harlequins face Saracens at The Stoop

Harlequins face Saracens at The Stoop today in their first home match of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership season.

Saracens currently lie second in the table, but last time they faced off at The Stoop it was Harlequins who came out on top.

They’ve made six changes to the side which lost to Exeter Chiefs last Saturday, while Jack Clifford looks to be out for 10 weeks as he’s set to undergo ankle surgery.

Play starts at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Former London mini-cab driver sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for knife point rape more than two decades ago

A former London mini-cab driver has been jailed for 14 years after being convicted of a knife point rape more than two decades ago.

In the early hours of 17th May 1994, the 28-year-old victim was on her way home from a West End night club when her driver stopped the car.

He then held a knife to her face while he cut off a lock of her hair and sexually assaulted her before she managed to get out of the vehicle.

Haci Iramahain Koc was found guilty when the case was reviewed and a DNA sample he’d provided for a different matter matched that left on the victim’s clothes.

He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Pardew talks about today's upcoming Palace game

Crystal Palace aim for a third consecutive Premier League win today.

They're away to Sunderland, who are yet to pick up a top-flight victory this season.

Boss Alan Pardew says midweek League Cup success at QPR will boost the Wearsiders, but only to an extent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Legendary music producer opens recording studio in Kingston

Legendary music producer Tony Visconti has opened a new analogue recording studio at Kingston University named in his honour.

Visconti, who is now a visiting professor, has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Morrissey and U2.

The studio, which has been stocked with vintage recording equipment, will become a focal point of research and teaching.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Police continue to hunt rapist in Tooting

Investigations are continuing today after a woman was raped in Tooting.

The attack happened shortly after midnight on Wednesday in Lucien Road.

The suspect forced the woman into a property before raping her and fleeing the scene.

Police are hunting an Asian man in his twenties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Conte aims for Arsene Wenger's status

Antonio Conte says he would like to remain at Chelsea for 20 years, a feat Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger is celebrating.

Chelsea take on Arsenal later in the day's late kick-off at 5-30; a game that will surely have an influence on the title race.

Conte went on to say that people should judge managers not only on their wins or losses, but the work they do every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Surrey County Councils stretched to its limits

The deputy leader for Surrey County Council has warned that despite the Council making savings this year of more than £76 million, they still face an overspend of £6 million.

Peter Martin said that the demand in key areas such as adult services and children services and special educational needs is outstripping the Council’s ability to meet efficiency targets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 am  

Fans allowed alcohol at AFC Wimbledon game

Alcohol will be served at today's AFC Wimbledon game against Shrewsbury.

Bar staff are able to serve drink from a pop up marquee after they finally got the go ahead from Kingston Police and the Council.

There had been concern about bar queues at Kingsmeadow, but bosses say the pop up bar is the solution to the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Calling all parents in Hounslow: applications for school places are now open

The online application process for primary and secondary school places in Hounslow has now opened for September 2017.

Applications for secondary schools must be submitted by the end of October, while those applying for primary have until January.

Parents are being warned that missing the deadline may well affect the chance of their child being offered a place at their preferred school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Company director sentenced to 20 weeks for kicking Uber driver in Chelsea

A company director has sobbed in court as he was jailed for 20 weeks for kicking an Uber driver in the head outside a Chelsea club.

35 year-old Robert Croucher begged to be spared a prison sentence after the indecent outside Raffles club in King’s Road.

The victim, Mohammad Hussain, was attacked after refusing to drive him home following an argument between Croucher and his girlfriend.

He’s also been ordered to pay over £1000 in charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

Free gym passes in Elmbridge

A free gym pass is on offer in Elmbridge to men between 26 and 45 years old.

The Sports Development Team is providing the 7 day passes at the Xcel Leisure Complex in return for taking part in a focus group about physical activity.

They want to find out about activity levels, what stops you taking part in sport or exercise and what would help you to get active.

The 45 minute session will be held on Tuesday evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

New trees for Tooting Common avenue

An avenue of horse chestnut trees in Tooting Common is to be replaced as the existing trees come to the end of their natural lifespan.

The 77 trees in the historic avenue are between 150 and 160 years old and are likely to decline and die of old age within a relatively short period of time.

A public consultation found that 96 percent wanted the avenue preserved.

74 percent of respondents also agreed that it would be better to replace the trees in a single operation.

Wandsworth Councillors have voted to replant the avenue so that it will thrive and live on into the next century.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Blooming awards in Richmond

Richmond has been celebrating its green fingers after receiving a gold award for the borough from the London in Bloom competition.

Twickenham and Barnes Villages collected silver gilt awards in the London village category.

Barnes Common came first in the Common of the Year. Terrace Gardens received a first for a Large Park and York House Gardens were given a Gold for Park of the Year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am  

Friday, 23 September 2016

Kingston police appeal to trace family and friends of stroke victim

Kingston police have made a desperate appeal to trace the family and friends of a stroke victim who has no ID and is unable to talk.

The man, who’s around 55 years old, was found collapsed in the street by paramedics outside Boots in Union Street on August 23rd.

He’s described as white, of medium build and around 5ft 7 inches tall. He has blue eyes with ginger and grey receding hair.

The man also has distinctive tattoos on his left arm including the words “mam dad” in a cross with “Kim” underneath.

A tattoo of a fish also appears on the same arm.

Anyone with information on his identity should contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

A UKIP candidate from Twickenham has been convicted of racially abusing a Tesco worker.

Sam Naz insulted 48 year old Mohammed Wafta after he came to help her after a row with a shopper in Leytonstone.

The 33 year old, who stood for MP of Richmond, was told to pay £5,000 in fines and costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Southern Railway leaders faced a backlash from MPs and commuters today after announcing a further 14 days of strikes.

The dispute is over changes to the role of the guard and the introduction of more driver-only operated trains.

MP for Croydon South, Chris Phillip, has condemned the strikes, calling them unnecessary.

Tom Brake, Carshalton and Wallington MP, has also written a letter to Southern demanding for the works in the tunnel at Carshalton Station to be finished immediately.

Rail minister Paul Maynard said he was “determined to resolve” the issues causing the long running dispute “as a matter of urgency”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 pm  

The number of homes sold in London slumped almost 40 per cent year-on-year until the second quarter of 2016.

That’s according to the latest figures from the Land Registry.

The average stamp duty bill in London is now more than £16,000 but as high at £71,000 in Kensington and Chelsea, giving a boost to the “improve before you move” trend.

The slump in sales, combined with post-Brexit uncertainty, has also started to undermine what had been an encouraging increase in the number of new homes being built.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

Sutton Council is encouraging residents to play their part in keeping streets cleaner.

They’re taking part in an anti-littering project that was launched this week in four areas across England.

The council’s joined forces with the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and The Wrigley Company.

Carshalton High Street and Westmead Road are taking part in the scheme, where litter bins will be transformed into collection pots, featuring a different charity each month.

The more litter that goes into the bins and the less on the ground, the more money each charity will receive from an allocated budget.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence, known as Nice, has published guidelines on sexting for young people.

They’re calling for mandatory education in the South East about the possible dangers of sending explicit messages.

A recent poll revealed that 8 out of 10 people in the UK agree that this needs to become a part of sex education.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

Green party councillor Jonathon Essex has called upon Surrey County Council’s Pension Fund to change the way it does business.

At a meeting last week, he highlighted the financial case for considering a more sustainable investment strategy.

Essex called for £177m of pension investments to be moved from fossil fuels and re-invested elsewhere, claiming it would be more financially and ethically sound.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Police are appealing after a teenage girl missing from Isleworth

Police are growing increasing concern for the safety of a high risk missing teenage girl, who was last seen in Isleworth.

15 year-old Georgia Chandler, disappeared yesterday afternoon.

She’s described as a white female, of a slim build, about 5ft 6 tall, white shoulder length blonde hair.

Anyone who has seen her is asked to phone police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Radio Jackie Special Report; the mother of seven year old Zane Gbangbola has told Jackie News she will never stop fighting for justice for her son

Nicole Lawler and her partner Kye Gbangbola are calling for an independent inquiry over their son’s death in Chertsey in 2014.

Coronor Richard Travers ruled Zane died as a result of inhaling toxic carbon monoxide fumes generated by a petrol pump inside the house being used to clear water from their home after flooding.

His parents have always disputed this, saying he died after Hydrogen gas leaked into the house after a nearby landfill site was also flooded.

They say that the pump was never on and that carbon monoxide was not detected inside the home.

Nicola explains why they are seeking an independent inquest.



To find out more about Zane's parents' campaign, please click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Kingston’s blossoming after winning a Silver recognition award









Kingston’s blossoming after winning a Silver recognition at the London in Bloom annual summer flower awards.

It’s the largest horticultural event in the capital, celebrating the passion people have for gardening.

Kingston’s display featuring a staggering 221 hanging baskets, border plants and raised flower beds, was in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Fake items sold in an Addiscombe shop have been seized


Fake high-end fashion and cosmetic brands being sold in an Addiscombe shop, have been seized.

Elegant Sheek, was raided by trading standards officers in August following a tip-off.

360 items, including counterfeit shoes, bags and jewellery were removed from the shop after close analysis.

The shop owner claims he brought the items in good faith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A woman has been raped in Tooting

The attack happened shortly after midnight on Wednesday as the victim approached her car , parked in Lucien Road.

The suspect forced the woman into an address before raping her and fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a man of Asian appearance, between 20-25 years old, approximately 5ft 7inches tall and of slim build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Petition launched to save New Malden's #FountainRoundabout

A petition has been launched by campaigners fighting to save New Malden's Fountain Roundabout.

Kingston Council has approved plans to replace it with a Go Cycle crossroads scheme.

But some residents claim they had no idea about the consultation on the project, which was launched in June.

The Council maintains it sent letters to addresses within 500 metres of the proposed development, but some residents in roads like The Groves, were missed off the list, despite their homes joining the High Street.

To view the petition, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

The company created to manage children’s services in Kingston and Richmond, could also take on Windsor and Maidenhead

Achieving for Children was set up by the two councils following a damning inspection of Kingston’s services by Ofsted in 2012.

Kingston merged with Richmond, and now both councils’s children’s services are managed by AfC.

Bosses are looking in to how to incorporate Winsdor and Maidenhead, which would also become a shareholder.

Last November, it was revealed that AfC was having to make £4 million worth of cuts after overspending in its first year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Students in Ham aim beat world record

Grey Court School in Ham is to celebrate its 60th Anniversary by breaking a world record this afternoon.

All 700 students hope to break the record of the most number of people performing burpees together.

A burpee is a squat thrust with a jump on the end- a popular exercise enjoyed by personal trainers but endured by others.

The current record is held by The Usain Bolt Sports Complex at the University of West Indies and stands at 5.15 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Green Party's Caroline Russell visits New Malden today to talk about pollution

The Green Party’s Caroline Russell will be in New Malden this morning.

She’ll meet with residents concerned about how much pollution they are regularly exposed to.

She’s lobbying the Mayor of London to look at expanding his Ultra Low Emission Zone beyond the proposed boundary of the North and South Circulars.

She’ll be outside the station on the high street from 10.30am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 am  

Southern's express outrage at RMT Union's 14 day strike plan

Southern Rail’s parent company has described the RMT Union’s plans for more strike action as “shameful”.

It follows the announcement that workers will stage 14 days of industrial action in five blocks beginning on Thursday 13th October.

This marks the latest phase of their on-going dispute over the role of conductors on trains.

The RMT insists workers have no alternative because of Southern’s “blatant disregard for the safety and security of passengers and staff”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am  

Sculpture unveiled in Woking in memory of H. G. Wells

A seven-foot bronze sculpture has been unveiled in Woking in memory of the town’s famous science fiction writer, H. G. Wells.

Wells settled in Woking to write The War of the Worlds among other notable works, and stories were influenced by the time he spent there.

The creation cost Woking Borough Council £49,700 and will soon move to its permanent position outside Victoria Gate, as part of the Wells in Woking Heritage Trail.

Its sculptor, Wesley Harland, has created props for Pinewood and Shepperton Studios, but this is his first ever commission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 am  

Putney-born Daniel Radcliffe warns about dangers of current political climate ahead of his latest film

Putney-born actor Daniel Radcliffe says he thinks the current political climate is legitimising people's racist views.

The Harry Potter star south-west London plays an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate white-supremacist groups in his latest film Imperium - which is out today.

He says people seem to be more willing to air their extreme views because of what's happening in politics at the moment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 am  

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Family speak out after wrongful diagnosis leads to death in Hammersmith

The parents of a primary school teacher, who died after being wrongly diagnosed by doctors in Hammersmith, are calling for urgent action.

Claire Tomlinson’s family has spoken out after her GP at the Hammersmith Surgery told her to cut out certain foods to ease her stomach cramps.

She was finally diagnosed with Kidney cancer in February, but it was too late and she died last week.

Claire’s parents John and Gill are calling for doctors to "act more urgently" to prevent other lives from being lost.

A spokesman for the NHS England says we "are always keen to understand any issues raised by patients' family and friends".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 pm  

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to receive percentage of purr-ofits from UK's first cat-themed festival

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is to receive 15% of all profits from the UK’s first ever moggy-themed festival

Catnip Festival 2016 is coming to London in November and will be focussed solely around videos of cats.

There will also be a “cat gymnasium”, DJ sets and games; all centred around the internet’s favourite pet.

The festival will be held at the Coronet theatre in Elephant and Castle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

Mother from Twickenham takes on Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon in memory of husband



A mother of two from Twickenham has completed the challenging Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon in memory of her husband.

Sue Jones completed the 1.2 mile open water swim, 56 mile road bike ride, and half marathon up the mountain in a relay with two friends.

Her husband, Ed, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in 2012, six years after the death of his father from the same disease.

He became passionate about increasing public awareness of brain tumours and was an active supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Sue and her friends have so far raised over £9,000 on their Just Giving page for the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Police appeal to witnesses of Chessington accident to come forward

Police want anyone who witnessed an accident in Chessington on Saturday to come forward.

Officers were called to the Leatherhead road just after 8.30am.

They found a BMW 5-series and a DAF lorry had colided at the junction with Fairoak Lane.

The 37-year-old driver of the car was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition; the lorry driver stopped at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

MP for Streatham calls for Labour's 'in-fighting' to stop

MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, has said it is essential Labour gets in a position to win a general election.

The Labour politician said the in-fighting needs to stop, especially as an election could be in May or sooner.

His comments come after former leadership contender, David Miliband, has warned the party is currently "unelectable".

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to win the leadership contest against challenger Owen Smith on Saturday.

Jeremy and his team are currently holding talks with rebel MPs to try to persuade them to come back to his shadow cabinet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Terminally-ill child forced to lie on Heathrow Airport floor while waiting hours for flight

A terminally-ill child was forced to spend several hours lying on the floor at Heathrow during a long wait to change planes.

Nahuel Matias Santucho’s mother has released photographs of him lying in the corridor of the airport.

The 15-year-old has a tube in his windpipe to help him breath and was travelling to spend the "last days of life" with relatives in Argentina.

His mother claims they were made wait in the corridor at Terminal 3 for several hours.

Heathrow and BA are both continuing their investigations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

Police are appealing for information to find a woman missing from Croydon



61 year old Chris Milner was last seen on Wednesday at around 7.20pm when she left a hotel she was staying at in Croydon.

Her disappearance is out of character and she has never gone missing before.

Chris is described as white; around 5ft 5ins tall with a medium to large build and shoulder length blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing a dark blazer, black trousers, white top and dark bag.

Anyone who has seen Chris or anyone who has any information on her whereabouts is urged to call police in Croydon on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Southern Railway workers are to stage another series of strikes in a long running dispute over the role of conductors

The RMT union's announced 14 days of strike action in five separate blocks, starting on October the eleventh.

The union says members are being forced to take industrial action in a bid to maintain a safe and secure service.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow our Twitter team on @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

A teenage girl has died after she collapsed while rowing on the Thames

15-year-old Rosie Mitchell was rowing for Kingston Rowing Club when she “fell unconscious” on Saturday at around 9am.

Despite efforts by paramedics to revive her, she was taken to hospital but died later that day.

Grey Court School in Ham, where the teenager attended said Rosie was a "model student"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Surrey’s Lib Dems are accusing the Conservative run council of wasting millions of pounds of public money on property

They claim Surrey County Council has spent almost £67m on buying properties outside the county for investment purposes.

The properties attained with funding from the Council are mainly warehouses in locations such as Wiltshire, Bristol and Worksop.

The Lib Dems say the money could be better spent on town centre investments and road and footway repairs in the county.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

The air ambulance was in Richmond earlier

The emergency services cordoned off Marchmont Road at lunchtime following reports a man had fallen from a ladder at a house.

The man is believed to have non - life threatening injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Pensioner from Carshalton has become the latest victim of ‘courier fraud’

An elderly pensioner from Carshalton has become the latest victim of ‘courier fraud’.

The 87 year-old-woman was tricked out of £2,150, after a fraudster pretending to be from the bank, rang her home in Northwood Road.

She handed over her pin number and cards to a courier following the conversation, earlier this month.

Police advise residents not to reveal their bank details or PIN to anyone including their bank. Banks will already have these details and will never ask for your old card back.

If you are called by someone who asks for these, hang up and use a different line to report the call to police on 101 or allow at least five minutes for the line to automatically clear.

Also don’t give your bank cards to strangers whatever reason they may give you to part with them. Such requests are likely to be a scam to steal your money.

This scam, which is known as the bank courier scam, was being widely reported to police across London during 2013-14, with 34 reported offences in Sutton during this period.

After a police-led campaign to raise awareness of the scam, the number of reports greatly reduced. However, police in Sutton are starting to see a rise in the number of these offences and detectives are urging the public to keep up their guard.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Twickenham is named the UK's number one student burglary hotspot

As St Mary’s University students enjoy freshers week, it’s been revealed those living in Twickenham are at risk of theft.

Students settling into the area are the most likely in the country to experience a house robbery, according to a report by MoneySupermarket.com.

Students living in Leeds ranked second, whilst Carmarthen and Chichester are the least likely places to experience a house break-in.

A spokesperson for St Mary’s University said, “Unfortunately these claims are flawed, they use a limited study of insurance claims to make their assertions about crime rates.

However, the Complete University Guide separately named St Mary’s as one of the safest universities nationally.

The Metropolitan Police’s crime figures not only show that Richmond has one of the lowest occurrences of residential burglaries in London, but there has also been an 8.7% reduction in the past 18 months.

At St Mary’s we place the student experience at the heart of everything we do and work tirelessly to ensure our students are safe and secure.

This is further reflected in the 2016 Times Higher Education Student Experience survey, in which our students rated us the most secure university in London.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

The future of two of Sutton’s theatres is up in the air again

In 2014, it was announced that the Secombe and Charles Cryer Theatres could be lost in a bid to save the council £40 million.

An independent company, the Sutton Theatre Trust, took over their running. But that trust has gone into administration.

At the time, theatre campaigner Mark Mowbray told Jackie News, it’s the people of Sutton who need to help save the much loved sites.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

A brand new cancer research and treatment centre could be coming to #Sutton



The council is to present plans for a London Cancer Hub to councilors on Tuesday in the hope it will get the go ahead.

This is a proposed new global centre for cancer research and treatment in south London.

The vision is to create a world-leading life-science campus specialising in cancer research, treatment, education and enterprise.

It will be located on the Sutton site of The Institute of Cancer Research, and The Royal Marsden, in Belmont.

The total transformation of the site will see inward investment in excess of £1bn over the lifetime of the project.

The London Cancer Hub is expected to create more than 13,000 new jobs in Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Today marks three years since the death of a police officer while on patrol in Sutton



47 year old Andrew Duncan was killed as he was doing routine speed checks.

Gary Cody was jailed for eight and a half years after being found guilty of doing speeds of between 80 and 88mph before he hit the officer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Eggheads quiz panelist is arrested at Heathrow over alleged killing

BBC Eggheads star, CJ de Mooi, has been arrested at Heathrow airport.

He’s facing extradition to the Netherlands over his claim that he killed a mugger while living rough in Amsterdam nearly 30 years ago.

He confessed last year that he’d punched a man in the face when he was threatened with a knife.

He is due to appear in front of a District Judge later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

UPDATE: One man arrested and one sought in Putney assault



One man’s been arrested in connection with a bar brawl in Putney in July, which left a woman seriously injured.

The 34 year-old suspect handed himself into police following a previous appeal. He’s been bailed until November.

A second suspect described as a white man in his 20s, with short dark hair and a dark chin beard, is still wanted by police.

The 44 year-old victim is recovering from a fractured shoulder and head wound.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man shown in the image and who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Woking based firm could be taken over by Apple

British car maker McLaren, who are based in Woking, says it's not currently in discussions with Apple - although it hasn't denied talks may've taken place.

It's reported the technology firm's been looking at investing in, or taking over, the Formula One team owner.

The iPhone maker has been trying to develop a driverless car for more than two years.

Tim Bradshaw is a Financial Times journalist who broke the story and says the ball seems to be in Apple's court now:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Businesses in Tooting could be in line for a pay-out

Businesses in Tooting could be in line for a pay - out.

Traders are being invited to a meeting at the town’s library tonight to find out if they are entitled to any rebates on their business rates.

Some may qualify for Small Business Rate Relief, and the council says it wants to ensure no one is paying more than necessary.

The drop-in event will be a chance for traders to get advice and check they are receiving any relief or exemption to which they are entitled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Elmbridge want more people to have their say on #Heathrowexpansion following 'scrutiny day'

Elmbridge Councillors have held a ‘scrutiny day’ as part of their assessment of the Heathrow Airport expansion.

A range of people from residents to campaign groups had their say, which were described as ‘valuable’- but they still want to hear more.

Residents are now being encouraged to have their say- ahead of the expected decision later this month.

This can be done in an online survey found on the council website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am  

Richmond Council lobby government for a fairer deal

The deputy leader for finance at Richmond Council has met with the minister for local government to reiterate the concern over a lack of funding.

Cllr Geoffrey Samuel spoke of the need for additional funding and a fairer deal for the borough.

He spoke about the additional pressure on children’s services alongside Schools and adult social care funding.

In a statement he said the Council will take every opportunity to represent the interests of our residents to the government
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 am  

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Chelsea draw West Ham in next round of EFL Cup

Chelsea have been drawn away at West Ham in the next found of the League Cup.

In other standout games Man Utd and Man City will square off, as will Liverpool and Spurs.

All games to be played on the week of October 24th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

Chelsea loanees influence Fulham match- as they join QPR and Crystal Palace in being knocked out of League Cup

A goal in the final minute from Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham saw Fulham crash out of the league cup, losing 2-1 to Bristol City.

It was a Chelsea loanee who put Fulham ahead when Lucaz Piazon scored in the 14th minute, but ultimately wasn’t to be.

Elsewhere, QPR lost 2-1 to Sunderland and Crystal Palace also lost, falling 2-0 away at Southampton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

To celebrate 150 years of London Fire Brigade, Mitcham fire station is opening its doors for a family day on Saturday.

People will get the chance to meet their local fire fighters and see rescue demonstrations while receiving fire safety advice.

Crew members will be on hand to answer any questions people may have, and there will be plenty of toys and party favours available for children.

The event will take place between 11am and 5pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

A Hounslow Council manager has won the Best Manager award at the annual London Councils Apprenticeship Awards.

Councillor Davina Padnya scooped the prestigious recognition after being nominated by an apprentice she welcomed into her team.

She was presented with the award at a special ceremony in central London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

People are being invited to discover a range of funding options for new businesses at a free seminar, organised by Wandsworth Council.

With the support of Richmond Council, the talk will be held at the Battersea Arts Centre on September the 27th.

Starting at 8am and finishing at 8pm, it’ll feature one-to-one finance advice sessions, a panel discussion and networking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

A serving officer has had his conviction for assault overturned on appeal at Isleworth Crown Court.

PC Paul Blunden was found guilty of common assault at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in May.

He was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge and made to pay £620 costs and a £15 surcharge.

But the judge quashed the conviction on September the 16th due to lack of evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

Hounslow police is appealing for help in tracing a wanted man.

Raza Zadeh is described as being 6ft 5 inches tall, of Iranian origin, with black hair and a black beard.

On the 19th of September, officers were called to Chesterfield Road in Chiswick to reports of fighting in the street.

As a result of this, two people sustained injuries, which it’s believed Raza is responsible for.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm  

Assault in Reigate leaves man with extensive injuries

Police are investigating after a man sustained serious facial injuries following an assault in Reigate last month.

It happened on 27th August at around 2.40am outside Barclay’s Bank in Bell Street.

A man in his 50s was allegedly pushed to the ground causing extensive injuries including a torn nostril and a broken nose.

Police are particularly interested in speaking to the occupants of a red vehicle in the area at the time of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea police officer given final written warning

A serving police officer based at Kensington and Chelsea, has been given a final written warning.

PC Phillip Harvey was found guilty of harassment after sending his ex-partner more than 200 messages.

Yesterday, a Met Police tribunal found him guilty of misconduct rather than the more serious allegation of gross misconduct.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Sutton Council to hold a parking consultation following complaints from residents

Sutton Council has announced it is to press ahead with a parking consultation.

The move follows numerous complaints from residents about anti social parking on the borough’s streets.

Sutton has the sixth-highest levels of car ownership and usage out of the 33 London boroughs.

A high level of car ownership in streets with older houses without garages and a high concentration of flats has contributed to the problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Update: Shooting in Balham

An investigation’s continuing after a man was shot in Balham last night.

Police were called to an address in Bedford hill at around 9.20pm to reports of a man suffering a gunshot wound.

They found evidence of a discharge of a firearm outside the property.

The 26 year old victim was taken to a South London hospital- his injury is not life threatening.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing and a skull face bandana or balaclava. It’s believed he fled the scene down Dornton Road into Ritherdon Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Cobham vlogger under fire after North Korea 'propaganda videos'



A vlogger from Cobham has found himself on top of the world after scaling an un-finished building in Central London.

33 year old Louis Cole recently came under fire over videos he’d made in North Korea, labelled as ‘propaganda’.

He filmed himself pranking the military and performing a conga line in Pyongyang central library.

He was blamed for not representing the ‘realities’ of the communist state and was forced to deny he’d been paid to make the clips.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Can you help police identify the "Epsom cat kicker?"



Surrey Police is appealing for information after a video of a man kicking a cat in Epsom was captured and circulated on social media.

The video is believed to have been taken on the evening of Wednesday the 14th of September in Bloomsbury Close.

The cat, 8 year old Tigger, thankfully escaped without any serious injuries.

A 16-year-old boy initially arrested has since been eliminated from enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

If you’re driving around Surrey today, don’t be surprised if you see extra police officers on patrol

Today is European Day Without A Road Death.

The aim is to have a zero total of deaths on Europe’s roads across the whole of today.

Drivers are being urged to follow the rules of the road which include sticking to speed limits, wearing seat belts and ditching their mobiles.

Last year saw 29 deaths on Surrey’s roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

A team of theatre experts have reviewed plans for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

The team, which included executives of Birmingham City Hall, have recommended more seating and better equipment loading facilities.

The Council says these points are to be included in the final development, as well as better air conditioning .

The site is currently undergoing a two year refurbishment worth £30 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 am  

London knife crime rises to four-year high

Fear of violent crime is encouraging young people in London to carry knives, resulting in a rise in stabbings.

Knife crime in the city has risen to a four-year high following a relatively steady increase since June 2014, according to a report.

The borough of Lambeth has the most knife crime, with Croydon ranking sixth.

Gang activity accounted for less than 5% of London knife crimes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Paralympics star Ade Adepitan is opening a new building at a school in Feltham

Paralympian Ade Adepitan is to open a new building at The Rise School in Feltham.

The school was first opened by the Autism School’s Trust in 2014, and provides specialist teaching to ages 4 to 18.

Ade says he is delighted to open the new building, which will enable more students to get the specialist education they need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Radio Jackie talks to one of the trio - featuring in a new musical coming to Epsom tonight

A brand new musical written by women will be coming to Epsom tonight, in the second evening of it’s nationwide tour.

It aims to bring the audience together through a mix of comedy and songs.

One of the trio is Nicole Faraday, who trained at in musical theatre in Guildford; she’s now most famous for her role in Bad Girls.

She tells Radio Jackie about the production and why they will be bringing it to the Playhouse.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Uk's oldest hospice to offer free will writing

The UK’s oldest hospice is offering you the chance to make a Will for free.

The Royal Trinity at Clapham Common is encouraging as many people as possible to take part between the 3rd and 14th of October.

It’s estimated 60% of the population is yet to make a Will.

The hope is that by using the hospice to create a Will, a donation may be left to the charity by the person making it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Heap of waste dumped at Raynes Park Station



A heap of rubbish has been fly-tipped behind Raynes Park station.

Residents have complained that the area beside the back entrance of the station on Approach Road is filled with furniture and rubbish.

A picture sent to us shows a mattress and bags of household waste.

Network Rail, which owns the land, says it will be cleared this week.

A spokesman says fly-tipping blights the company’s 11,000 miles of railway and has thanked residents for bringing it to their attention.

People living nearby have questioned why station staff cannot keep an eye on the station land and report back any findings to NR.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 am  

Update: Shooting in Balham

Police have confirmed they are on the scene in Bedford Hill in Wandsworth to reports of shots fired.

A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with gunshots wounds but this moment his condition is un-known.

Photos from the scene, near the junction with Dornton Road, show several police cars at the scene, with a cordon set up as officers investigate.

Residents reported many police vehicles descending on the street shortly after 9pm.

We'll keep you updated as events unfold
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 am  

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in Balham

In the last hour Police have confirmed they are on the scene in Bedford Hill in Wandsworth to reports of shots fired.

A man has been taken to hospital with gunshots wounds but this moment his condition is un-known- we’ll update you as it comes in
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 pm  

Two men from Mitcham and Battersea jailed as part of gang who held two children an gunpoint.

Two men from Mitcham and Battersea have been jailed for their part in a robbery that saw two children aged 4 and 12 held at gunpoint.

27 year old Richard Bailey from London Road in Mitcham and Fazain Hussain from Battersea were jailed for a combined total of over 20 years.

The pair, who both went to Honeywell Primary school off Northcote Road in Wandsworth, both had previous firearm charges.

As part of a group of four they entered a property in Portsmouth looking for a man and held a woman and two children at gunpoint demanding they hand over drugs and cash.

The court heard the victim was so traumatised she can’t sleep and even tried to take her own life.

They then left empty handed in a taxi- where the driver soon alerted the Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

Chelsea come back from behind to beat champions Leicester

Chelsea came back from 2-0 down to win their League Cup third round tie at Leicester 4-2.

Cesc Fabregas scored twice in extra-time to send them into the fourth round, after goals from Gary Cahill and Cezar Azpilcueta cancelled out Shinji Okazaki's brace in the opening period.

It means the Blues enter the fourth round draw, which takes place tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 pm  

Kingston Council is encouraging people to clear out their cupboards and set up a stall in their front gardens next Sunday.

This is because Jumble Trail is coming to Kingston for the first time.

It’s like a car boot sale, but on your street. Communities coordinate online to set up stalls outside their homes.

The aim is to encourage reuse and recycling.

For more information, visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Hounslow Council is encouraging people to get involved with Stoptober.

The annual 28 day campaign, from Public Health England, challenges people to stop smoking.

With the launch of the health improvement service, One You Hounslow, this year there’s even more support to help you drop the habit for good.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

Small firms in Hounslow have the chance to win a new business, thanks to a Council-backed workshop.

The free event, which takes place next Wednesday, will offer business advice.

They’ll also be providing tips on how to become a part of Heathrow’s vast supply chain.

It’ll be at the QVC Media and Commerce Centre in Chiswick.

The workshop is just one of the events that are taking place ahead of the next Heathrow Business Summit, on November the 8th.

For more information, visit Hounslow council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Chelsea are level at nil-nil at Premier League champions Leicester in the third round.

It's into the early stages of tonight's League Cup action in England and Scotland.

In the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup, Rangers are goalless in their tie with Queen of the South.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Britain's paralympic athletes have been given a hero's welcome as they arrived back at Heathrow airport.

The team - along with their record medal haul - were cheered by friends and family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Richmond’s Parks could soon be protected by special orders

New rules in parks and open spaces could be introduced next year, if residents agree at a public consultation.

Richmond Council is currently working on proposals for new Public Space Protection Orders.

They can be used to address anti - social behaviour including noise, loud music, outdoor BBQs and even professional dog walkers.

New dog laws were brought in in 2012, but the council is hoping a protection order could replace them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

The GMB Union is calling on the government to stop ‘dithering’ and announce the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow

They’re backing a proposal by Heathrow Hub, to increase the Northern runway and split it in half which could save £2bn.

GMB believes a new runway at Heathrow would lead to thousands of and apprenticeships while also delivering huge economic benefits.

The Government is expected to finally make a decision on the future of airport capacity for the South East in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Campaigners fighting the removal of the Fountain Roundabout in #NewMalden claim the Council is "confused" about their concerns

The iconic centre piece is to be replaced by a crossroads as part of the Go Cycle scheme.

Kingston Council says it understands why some are sentimental about the feature, which has been in the town since the late 1800s.

But campaigners say although they don’t want the Fountain to go, it’s the fact not every household was consulted individually that they are angry about.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Two men arrested in Sutton following an early morning drugs raid

Two men have been arrested following an early morning drugs raid in Sutton.

After forcing entry police discovered a man in his 30s wanted in connection with a theft in Sutton High Street, hiding under a pile of clothes.

A second man in his 20s was found in possession of suspected Class A drugs, at the flat in Brunswick Road.

Both men are currently at a South London police station where enquiries are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Mental Health Awareness Month to be marked across SW London and Surrey

Training and retaining mental health nurses across SW London remains a real challenge.

Figures from South West London and St George’s mental health trust showed nursing vacancy levels were as high as 24.7% in June.

That’s more than 6% higher than the trust’s overall vacancy levels.

MP for Kingston James Berry says one of the big issues facing NHS staff, is the lack of affordable homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

ParalympicsGB have touched down at Heathrow airport

Britain’s Paralympic stars have touched down at Heathrow airport as they returned home following a record performance at the Rio Games.

ParalympicsGB had its best Games since 1988, winning 64 golds and 147 medals in total to finish second in the table behind China.

It came as dates were confirmed for the athletes' parades in Manchester and London to celebrate both Olympic and Paralympic success over the course of the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Reigate and Banstead Council want residents views on the Council Tax reduction scheme

Reigate and Banstead Council is calling on residents to have their say on potential changes to the Council Tax reduction scheme.

The scheme cuts what households on low incomes, low pay or benefits pay in Council Tax.

It’s suggesting to continue with the existing structure, with an added small increase to reflect the rise in the cost of living.

To have your say go to the councils website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Picture: Appeal for missing man from Fulham



Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable man who was last seen in Hammersmith and Fulham.


24 year old Mikhail Smith left Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College on GLiddon Road, W14 at 15:00hrs on Monday, 19 September and has not been seen since.

Mikhail - who also goes by the name ‘Joe Joe’ - is described as a light skinned black man, approximately 6ft 4ins tall and of large build. He has dreadlocks and a small moustache.

When last seen, Mikhail was wearing a black T-shirt with grey stripes and light blue trainers. He was carrying a blue bomber jacket and a small black pouch; it is not known what style of trousers he was wearing.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for Mikhail’s welfare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am  

Mo Farah medical records leaked

More British athletes have been caught up in the leaking of medical records by a Russian cyber-espionage group.

Mo Farah, Justin Rose and Helen Glover are all included on the most recent list of hacked data from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The files mostly show the permitted use of drugs on the banned list for health reasons.

Former British silver-medalist Roger Black says some athletes may be taking advantage of the system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 am  

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