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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Richmond Hill Open Gardens and Ham Open Gardens


On Sunday 21st May this year, homes across the Richmond, Ham and Petersham area will be opening their gardens to the public in aid of local charities.

In two separate events: Richmond Hill Open Gardens and Ham Open Gardens, the general public can have ticketed access to look behind closed doors at some of the area’s most stunning gardens.

The events are primarily for raising money for local charities such as “Home-Start Richmond”.
Hopefully, the events on May 21st will be just as successful as they have been in the past. Helping local charities and encouraging community spirit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Lib Dems warn PM about possible Heathrow exclusion in manifesto
The Liberal Democrats have warned Theresa May that she "won't fool anyone" if plans for a third runway at Heathrow are absent from the Tory manifesto.

MP for Richmond Park, Sarah Olney’s, whose seat lies beneath the airport's flight path, responded to reports that an election pledge has been resisted by Boris Johnson and other Conservative critics.

The Conservatives pledged not to build a third runway during the 2010 General Election campaign, however the Prime Minister has now backed the project.

A Tory has said that Mrs May's announcement in October means there is "no need" to include it in the manifesto.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

More arrests made over Wandsworth stabbing
Police have arrested two more people in connection with the investigation into the murder of a man in Wandsworth.

Abdullah Hammia was stabbed in Melody Road near the Junction with Allfarthing Lane on Tuesday night.

A 25-year-old man and a 40 year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Both men currently remain in custody pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Chelsea could guarantee Champions League place at Everton
Premier League leaders Chelsea can secure qualification for next season's Champions League this afternoon.

They'd guarantee that by getting at least a point at Everton.

Chelsea can go seven points clear at the top ahead of second-placed Tottenham playing Arsenal after them.

Boss Antonio Conte says earning a place in Europe's elite club competition again was a major goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 am  

Saturday, 29 April 2017

A 15-year-old boy has gone missing from Sutton



Edvinas Jankevicius was last seen at 4.20 this afternoon in Albion Road and is known to frequent the Overton Park area.

He is described as white, 6ft 1ins tall, of a medium build with brown hair.

Officers are concerned for his welfare and are appealing to anyone who has seen him to get in contact them on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Prince Harry was spotted amongst thousands of rugby fans watching the Army take on the Royal Navy at Twickenham Stadium

He attended as part of his position as patron of the Invictus Games Foundation – the official charity of this year’s game.

The annual rugby clash is part of the Inter Services Championships and also features an RAF team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

A man has been jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl at a family friend’s house in Mitcham

43-year-old Mark Mansell was sentenced yesterday at Kingston Crown Court for the incident which occurred in July 1998.

Mansell was originally questioned in 2001 but police felt they were unable to pursue the matter further due to insufficient evidence.

The victim reported the incident again to police in 2013 where extensive enquires were carried out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

A woman is in hospital after she was rescued from a fire in her home in Elmbridge

London fire brigade are continuing to investigate the 3 story building that was alight at 2:08 this morning.

It’s believed the fire started in the living room of the home.

She was treated on the scene but needed further assistance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce believes they can all-but secure their Premier League status later

Victory over Burnley would take them past the 40-point mark usually seen as good enough to avoid relegation.

Palace have recently beaten leaders Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Allardyce says this fixture is just as crucial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Harlequins take the sting out of Wasps at Twickenham and keep their European hopes alive


It was a strange atmosphere in the Twickenham Stoop ahead of the evening kick-off.

Harlequins were playing their final home game of the regular season and against the league leaders Wasps.

Going into the game, the visitors had only lost three games all season; Quins on the other hand had an equal number of wins and losses.

Director of Rugby for Harlequins, John Kingston, called for an even stronger voice from the ever faithful fan club in a game that was crucial to the on-going fight to get an automatic European Champions Cup place for next season.

Mathematically it was still possible for the Twickenham-based club to finish in the top six, with six clubs fighting for that spot in the table.

Wasps had already secured a top-four finish but were determined to maintain the number one position in the English Premiership table.

The visitors have only lost once in their last 5 games against Quins. It was time for some payback.

The final game in Quins’ 150th anniversary year at home for the regular season also saw Matt Hopper, Karl Dickson and Nick Evans play at The Stoop for the final time. Evans had the honour of leading his team out onto the pitch to a standing ovation along with pyrotechnics in what was sure to be a sign of things to come in the game that followed.

Referee Wayne Barnes, a fan favourite, blew his whistle to get proceedings underway, with Nick Evans taking his final home kick off. The voice of the crowds sang out loud and proud.

A turnover for Wasps, who then sent a grubber kick through and into the safe hands of Mike Brown. The ball went wide to Marchant who broke through the defence but the visitors again turned over possession and kicked to touch.

The hosts secured lineout ball and made strides into the 22 before again losing possession at the breakdown. All Wasps could muster was a box-kick into the waiting arms of Yarde who side stepped his way out of trouble.

Penalty to the hosts who acted quickly, again entering the 22 before a long pass landed awkwardly for Matthews who knocked on.

Referee Barnes reset the scrum before Wasps fed, hooked and kicked the ball into touch.

Quins again secured lineout ball and passed wide, the ball ending in touch giving Wasps an attacking platform. Quins were determined to hinder and they did, stealing possession.

The hosts secured another lineout and Brown danced his way through the defence. Advantage Quins; then penalty as captain Danny Care found himself engulfed.

Evans kicked for the corner; the hosts secured the line-out ball. The forwards gained ground before passing to the wing as Wasps strayed offside. This time Evans signalled for the posts and successfully kicked the first points of the game: Harlequins 3 – 0 Wasps in the 12th minute.

Horwill knocked on whilst attempting to gather the restart ball; Marler made a thumping tackle; and Robshaw was penalised for going through the ensuing ruck. The visitors lined up the posts but sent the ball wide, missing out on the opportunity to level the scores.

Proceedings again got underway with more off the ball discussions. Referee Barnes was having none of it and allowed play to continue. Quins kicked away possession to ease the pressure on their try-line and Wasps knocked on whilst trying to gather.

Care fed the scrum but it rose, handing advantage to the hosts. The scrum was reset, and despite another collapse, the ball was released and Quins marched on.

Roberts to Visser in a fingertip catch, back to Brown before being passed out to the other wing. Evans attempted a long pass but it was just out of reach of Robshaw, forcing the no. 6 to knock on. Scrum to Wasps just outside their own 22.

They sent the ball out to the far wing before box-kicking, allowing Brown to run it right back and earn a penalty just inside opposition territory. Quins kicked long finding touch inside the 22.

Horwill secured line out ball, Care passed to Wallace then Marler from the ruck. Just metres from the try-line, Wasps stole possession and kicked, failing to find touch.

Quins ran it back but the visitors earned a penalty on the halfway line, kicking to touch in the 22. They secured possession and passed quickly.

The Quins’ defence was being tested, and thumping tackle successfully made. Quins overturned possession and kicked long into the arms of the waiting Wasps’ fly-half Gopperth.

He sent the ball high and back into Quins’ hands. They again kicked and Gopperth ran the ball back breaking through the defence, passing to his scrum half Robson who crossed for a try. Gopperth added the conversion: Harlequins 3 – 7 Wasps after 27 minutes. Meanwhile Harlequins Captain Danny Care was replaced by Karl Dickson; an ice pack immediately applied to the ribs.

Play got under way with a deep kick from Quins. Wasps attempted to run it back but Wade fumbled and knocked on. Scrum to Quins in the opposition territory. Dickson fed; advantage to Quins; the replacement scrum half acted quickly.

Play was then brought back for the penalty and Quins kicked for touch 10 metres from the Wasps’ try-line. Matthews secured the ball at a stretch whilst still being lifted. A maul formed and they drove for the line. The ball went into touch handing Wasps a defensive lineout. Quins fought bravely and earned a scrum.

After a couple of resets the ball was won by Wasps who sliced it back into touch in desperation.


Quins won the lineout and ran with the ball. Thumping tackles were being made and Buchanan spilled the ball, luckily it went backwards. Playing advantage for a high tackle by Young, Evans attempted a drop goal before lining up the posts for a penalty.

Another 3 points from the boot of the fly-half brought the scores back to within 1 point: Harlequins 6 – 7 Wasps at 36 minutes.

The restart ball was gathered well by Quins and individual breaks saw the hosts progress up the field earning a penalty in opposition territory. Evans again lined up the posts to take the lead, but this time he pushed the ball wide.

Brown secured the restart ball and sent it high for Visser, although the wing was beaten in the air by Wade. The visitors gained a penalty of their own and Gopperth increased the lead at half-time: Harlequins 6 – 10 Wasps.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 6 – 10 Wasps

Wasps kicked off the second half and the hosts gathered well before box-kicking into touch still within their own half. The visitors secured the line-out ball and formed a maul. They broke away and made it into the 22 with relative ease.

Quins did intercept and again box-kicked from the ruck but it went straight into touch, taking play back.

Wasps secured possession and drove up the field. They kicked for a chase but Brown was equal to the task and touched down for a 22 drop-out.

Quins kicked long; Wasps sent the ball high and Horwill broke the defence. The visitors attempted an interception but failed. This opened a gap for Robshaw to break through before passing to Visser who crossed the whitewash.

It was deathly silent in the Twickenham Stoop as Evans lined up the posts; eruption sounded as the conversion was successful: Harlequins 13 – 10 Wasps with 33 minutes remaining.

Wasps kicked the ball straight out on the restart handing a scrum to the hosts. The ball was fed and passed quickly following pressure from the opposition.

“Come on you Quins” resonated around the Twickenham Stoop after Sinckler earned a scrum. Meanwhile Wasps started their replacements: Cooper-Woolley on for Swainston with 32 minutes remaining.

Another solid scrum from both sides. Dickson passed to Horwill and Wasps stole possession, kicking long. Yarde made it back to reclaim possession. It was passed to the far wing then back, with Brown passing to Yarde who darted through.

A penalty was then awarded to the hosts just outside the 22 and Evans added the three points: Harlequins 16 – 10 Wasps with 28 minutes left.

Wasps sent the restart long but Quins secured it and Visser attempted to break. The hosts earned a line-out and Matthews secured the ball. They formed a maul before Buchanan broke free. Sinckler ended up playing scrum half after a strong fight for the ball engulfed Dickson.

A game of football ensued before Wasps found touch on the half-way line. The hosts secured possession and Evans broke through He was unable to offload and Wasps won a penalty. They kicked long into touch on the hosts’ 22.

The visitors secured line-out ball and passed quickly. Quins, however, kept their nerve and earned a penalty. Evans found touch as Wasps replaced Myall for Rowlands (23 minutes remaining).

Buchanan delivered; Horwill secured the ball. They formed a maul. Dickson placed a beautiful chip forward which was gathered well and the referee showed yellow to Wasps fall-back Le Roux for taking Marchant out in the air. Evans lined up the posts and added another three points: Harlequins 19 – 10 Wasps with 21 minutes left.

The visiting fly-half issued instructions before resuming play. He kicked long, Quins gathered and returned the ball before Wasps found touch on the hosts’ 22.

Buchanan found his mark in Matthews. The referee signalled a penalty to the hosts before reversing his decision following a reaction from Sinckler.

Wasps placed the ball in touch just shy of the try-line. They then earned another penalty and kicked for the posts: Harlequins 19 – 13 Wasps (17 minutes remaining).

Hughes on for Young (Wasps); Sinckler off, Collier on (Quins).

The visitors were pushed for holding on to the ball.

Evans found touch just outside the Wasps’ 22; secured line-out ball and passed to the far wing. Finding a strong defence, Quins attempted to chip over.

Wasps, however, secured possession and box-kicked long. Yarde saved the ball from entering touch and Quins ran the ball back into opposition territory.

Evans attempted a cross-field kick but it was just too long, out of reach for Yarde and running into touch.

Triple replacement for Wasps: Robson, Mullan and Bassett left the pitch for McIntyre, Simpson and Cipriani – 14 minutes remaining.

Despite a good challenge from the hosts in the lineout, Wasps secured possession. They opted to kick but it went straight into touch, handing an attacking lineout to Quins on the 22.

Strong tackles came flying in but the hosts opted to grab and drive. The visitors turned over possession and found touch, still within their own 22.

Having served his sin-bin, Le Roux returned to the pitch for Wasps (13 minutes remaining).

The line-out was secured and a maul formed. Penalty to the hosts and Evans signalled the posts. Another three points: Harlequins 22 – 13 Wasps with just 10 minutes remaining.

Horwill off, Merrick on for Harlequins.

Cipriani kicked-off proceedings; Quins gathered but were forced to box-kick out. A penalty was awarded to the hosts after a deliberate knock-on. Evans found touch in opposition territory and Matthews once again secured the ball.

Dickson had to dig deep but he retrieved the ball from the ruck. Merrick made strides before being taken down; Evans to Brown; Marler grabbed and drove; slowly Quins advanced.

Advantage was awarded to the hosts as Buchanan broke free and onwards towards the try-line. Another yellow card was shown to Wasps Captain Launchbury but no penalty-try. Evans lined up the posts and was again successful: Harlequins 25 – 13 Wasps with just 6 minutes left.

Alofa Alofa came on in place of Roberts for the hosts.

The restart ball was secured well by Quins; Evans kicked long and Wasps made it just shy of the half-way line before being tackled. Wasps still had a sting in their tail and were fighting to the end. They recycled the ball quickly and accurately, slowly making ground.

Brilliant work in the breakdown saw the hosts earn a penalty as Wasps held desperately onto the ball.

Evans found touch on the half-way line (Luamanu and Marler off, Ward and Lambert on for Quins, just three minutes left).

Matthews secured lineout ball; a maul formed and drove up the filed. The ball then broke from the pack and the hosts attempted to drive up the middle before going out to the wing. Wasps challenged every breakdown but Quins were strong.

The ball was turned over but Quins stole it back and Marchant finally crossed for his try. The conversion was added by Man of the Match Nick Evans.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 32 – 13 Wasps

A great atmosphere, turning emotional at the end as Karl Dickson and Nick Evans said their farewells and thank you’s in front of a sell-out crowd.

Harlequins moved into 6th position in the table and the final European Champions Cup slot, just 3 points ahead of next week’s hosts Northampton Saints. Saints face Exeter later today in a game which could see the Northampton side climb ahead of Harlequins.

Harlequins

15 Mike Brown (VC), 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Danny Care, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Rob Buchanan, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Charlie Matthews, 5 James Horwill (VC), 6 Chris Robshaw, 7 Luke Wallace, 8 Mat Luamanu

Replacements

16 Joe Gray, 17 Mark Lambert, 18 Will Collier, 19 George Merrick, 20 Dave Ward, 21 Karl Dickson, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Alofa Alofa

Wasps

15 Willie Le Roux, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Dan Robson, 1 Matt Mullan, 2 Tommy Taylor, 3 Phil Swainston, 4 Joe Launchbury ©, 5 Kearnan Myall, 6 James Haskell, 7 Thomas Young, 8 Guy Thompson

Replacements

16 Tom Cruse, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Alapati Leiua

Interview and Report by Natalie Osborne. Photos by Chris Spring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Kingston's baby unit gets award

Kingston hospital’s unit for babies born too soon has won a top award.

The Neonatal unit got a top award at the MAMA Academy awards in Ayr in Scotland.

The woman who founded the charity Born too Soon has welcomed the award and said it’s for the whole team at Kingston.

Pauline Woods has worked on the ward which cares for the premature babies for more than 30 years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Building a bridge into the heart of Kew

There's a campaign to build a bridge from Brentford into Kew.

There will be a drop-in consultation on Wednesday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Hotel at Brentford Lock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Building a bridge into the heart of Kew

A campaign has started for a new foot bridge from Ferry Quays in Brentford across the river to Kew.

A cycle and pedestrian bridge has growing support from many quarters and will create a direct link from Brentford to Kew Gardens.

It would also lead to the Thames Path and on to Richmond.

There’s a drop-in consultation at the Holiday Inn Waterfront 4 at Brentford Lock next Wednesday at 3.30 pm

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Former Woking McClaren driver Lewis Hamilton behind in practise

The former Woking McClaren driver Lewis Hamilton has failed to post a top 3 time in final practise 

ahead of qualifying for tomorrow's F1 Russian Grand Prix.

It was a Ferrari one-two with Sebatian Vettel quickest ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton was fourth fastest - behind his Mercedes team-mate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Sutton's only Victoria Cross-holder to be remembered

Today First World War Hero Alfred Oliver Pollard from Wallington will have a commemorative paving stone laid to honour his bravery.

The Second Lieutenant fought off the advancing enemy with only 4 men during the Battle of Arras.

No-one else has since received a Victoria Cross medal in Sutton.

Arthur Pollard lost his brother Frank in the Second World War - they had grown up in Belmont Road.

The special ceremony starts 11am this morning - Saturday - at Wallington Library Memorial Gardens and Sutton’s mayor Richard Clifton will be there.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Quins' victory dismissed as a blip by Wasps captain.

Wasps rugby union captain Joe Launchbury hopes last night's 32-13 defeat in Twickenham was just a blip.

The Premiership leaders are still not sure of a home semi-final - though they'll definitely be in the end of season competition – despite being beaten by the Quins

Launchbury says they'll pick themselves up ahead of next week's final game of the regular campaign against Saracens:



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Thugs sentenced after violence at Palace match in 2015

A Crystal Palace match was marred by the violence of four men.

The four have been sentenced for disorder at a Palace match in September 2015 when they played Charlton Athletic.

The oldest man – 49 year old Colin Kitto of Middle Park Avenue in Eltham has been jailed for 18 months for committing violent disorder in Clifton Road in Selhurst before the game.

He was also given a Football Banning order to last six years.

21 people were sentenced in all for their part in the violence at the Crystal Palace match where a weighted traffic cone was thrown towards Eagles’ supporters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Tired legs for the teacher from Reeds' who ran for Esher hospice

A Cobham teacher had tired legs when he turned up for his design and tech lessons.

33 year old Tom Webb had run the London marathon in five hours and 22 minutes.

Tom took part to raise funds for the Princess Alice hospice in Esher where his father solicitor Bill Webb was cared for.

Tom’s pupils at Reed’s school helped him to fundraise just under five thousand pounds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Heathrow reports drones in airspace

A near miss with a plane approaching Heathrow has been reported in which two drones were seen near the aircraft.

It happened last November when an Airbus A320 was at 55 hundred feet.

The crew spotted two white drones which came within 500 meters of the plane.

Half an hour later, a Boeing 777 flew within 50 meters of one of the drones.

The Civil Aviation Authority says this was the first incident with more than one drone.

Meanwhile the airport pressure group HACAN at a packed meeting in Teddington last night expressed concerns about noise - flight paths and a third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am  

Kingston is safest London borough

For the second year in a row, Kingston is the safest borough in London – according to crime data from the Met Police.

There were 10,600 notifiable offences in Kingston – the lowest across London. Sutton was the second lowest with just over 11,000 offences recorded, and Richmond came in third with 11,770.

Compared with the previous year however, Kingston showed an increase of 4.3%. This was still lower than the rise of 4.6% seen across the area as a whole.

The biggest improvements for Kingston included a 21% reduction in drug possession and 14% fall in offences for ‘going equipped’ for crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

A Thornton Heath man has been jailed for 13 years for raping a five year old girl

41 year old Jerry Ablorh was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court after being found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault.

He told his young victim that her mum would die if she told anyone about him.

Police believe there may be more victims who have not come forward.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 am  

Friday, 28 April 2017

Arrests in Battersea murder

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a murder in Battersea early last Sunday morning.

Police were called to Sullivan Close to reports of a disturbance and a man stabbed. The victim was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead just before 3 am.

The arrests of the 17 and 18 year old men were made as police named the 17 year old victim as Mahamed Hassan

A third person, a 19 year old man, was arrested previously in Wandsworth on suspicion of murder but has been bailed until late May pending more enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 pm  

Rapist jailed for attack in Balham
A rapist has been given three life sentences for an attack on a pensioner in Balham.

Anthony Roberts targeted the 81-year-old woman after sitting next to her on a bus in Balham High Road in February.

The 41-year-old from Tooting Bec will have to serve at least eight years after admitting kidnap and two counts of rape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Collision in Surbiton leaves cyclist with life-changing injuries

A cyclist has come away with potentially life-changing injuries after colliding with a car in Surbiton this morning.

The 16-year-old was hit by a Nissan Micra on Brighton Road, at the junction with Maple Road at around 12pm.

The driver stopped at the scene and the cyclist was taken straight to hospital.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm  

Hounslow Council apologise for early council tax payments

Hounslow Council are apologising to those affected by the early council tax payments this month

Due to a system error direct debit instalments were taken today instead of 2nd May.

The council are working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Four respite care centres are closing across Surrey

Challengers, which provides care for children with disabilities are closing schemes at Bookham Youth, Leatherhead Play, Epsom Youth and Play.

Surrey County Council is transferring funding to YMCA East Surrey who will be delivering some of the services.

Parent Theresa Sharp is devastated about the closures.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen has been passed fit for tomorrow’s match with Brentford

The 26-year-old Norwegian limped off during the Whites’ 4-1 win at Huddersfield last weekend.

He has scored 12 goals since arriving at Craven Cottage from Celtic in the summer.

If Fulham beat their West London rivals, they will guarantee a spot in the Championship playoffs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

McLaren hit trouble in this morning's F1 practice session

Continued reliability problems with McLaren’s Honda power unit means that one of is cars is expected to drop to the back of the grid for Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.

Belgium driver Stoffen Vandooorne hit trouble in this morning’s opening practice session with the Woking team replacing the entire power unit.

Exceeding the limit of four components per season means that he will be penalised 15 places on wherever he qualifies for the Sochi race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Kingston Hospital are again looking to recruit new volunteers
Kingston Hospital are again looking to recruit new volunteers to assist elderly patients when they are discharged.

The Hospital’s pilot project showed that elderly patients discharged show a 28% reduction in fear and anxiety.

Once recruited, on a weekly basis the volunteers will help with a range of tasks, which will be tailored to the individual patient’s needs.

If you are interested in volunteering please go to
www.kingstonhospital.nhs.uk/get-involved/volunteering/volunteer-vacancies.aspx


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

A new online database is to be set up to protect London’s private renters.
A new online database is to be set up to protect London’s private renters.

They’ll be able to check whether prospective landlords and letting agents have been previously prosecuted for housing offences before renting a property.

The database, to be published on the Mayor’s website, will initially be developed with six councils including Kingston and Sutton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Surrey cricket club hit profits for six
Surrey County Cricket Club has seen the best financial results in the club’s 172 year history.

They posted a pre-tax profit of 1.6 million pounds for the 2016/17 year.

The club say that last year’s financial scorecard was boosted by record demand to watch T20 Blast matches as well as diversifying the use of its Oval stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Police officer from Tolworth says she's suing the force for disability and sex discrimination

An overweight policewoman from Tolworth says she was forced to resign after failing a bleep test.

Detective Constable Rebecca Tiffin claims she was put under huge pressure to pass the test but repeatedly avoided or failed it.

Known to her colleagues as “Blue Moon”, due to her frequent absences from work, Rebecca says she has an under-active thyroid gland.

She claims it’s a lifelong condition, which has caused her to gain weight.

The officer told an employment tribunal that she felt “over-scrutinised” by the force.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Bollards blocked a fire engine from reaching a house in Isleworth

A fire engine was blocked from getting to a house in Isleworth that had been struck by lightning.

The fire crew attempted to attend the scene yesterday afternoon on Church Street but were obstructed by bollards.

They had to drive around West Middlesex hospital and Syon Park to reach the house from the other side.

Hounslow council installed the bollards in November 2015 to stop the road becoming a ‘rat run’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

O2 shops in Surrey are providing free face to face advice to parents who's children feel that social media sites don't do enough to protect them

Children in the UK warn that social media sites are failing to shield them from inappropriate and dangerous content.

A survey carried out by the NSPCC and O2 found that four out of five children feel that social media sites don’t do enough to protect them.

O2 are providing free face to face advice to parents through their in store tech experts.

Stores in Surrey are taking part, including one in the Ashley Centre, the Peacocks centre and on Church Street Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Police are searching for a wanted man who has links to Woking


Surrey Police are appealing information to help locate a wanted man from Godalming.

25 year old Charlie Walker was last seen on Sunday.

He’s wanted in connection with a burglary in Ash Vale on Monday the 13th of March.

Charlie has links to Woking, Farnham and Aldershot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

A woman's missing from Clapham


Police in Lambeth are searching for a vulnerable woman missing from Clapham.

19 year old Tarah Kagaba was last seen yesterday around 3:30 in the afternoon.

She is 5ft 7, of a medium build, and black with shaved brown hair, she also wears glasses and has piercings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Residents left shocked after Wandsworth stabbing

Residents have expressed their horror on social media after a 24 year-old man was stabbed to death in Wandsworth.

According to reports, the victim was knifed in the neck after trying to escape an argument near Wandsworth Common.

Police were called to Melody Road near the junction with Allfarthing Lane on Tuesday night, following the altercation.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Experts at Kingston University are researching how robots of the future could use an artificial vision system

They will be collaborating with Kings College and UCL in the three-year project.

The researchers will examine how data from state-of-the-art cameras could be captured, compressed and transmitted between machines.

The study could open new possibilities for securing footage from war zones and even distant planets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

A teenager from Hounslow has admitted plotting a bomb attack


A teenager from Hounslow’s admitted plotting a bomb attack possibly targeting an Elton John concert in Hyde Park on the anniversary of 9/11

Haroon Syed pleaded guilty to a charge of preparing terrorist acts between April and September last year.

The court heard the 19-year-old had tried to buy weapons online and was caught by secret agents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Maria Sharapova's being dismissed as a "cheater" by a former Wimbledon tennis finalist

It’s after the Russian made a winning comeback from a 15-month drug ban.

Eugenie Bouchard says Sharapova shouldn't have been allowed to return to the sport - as she competes at the Stuttgart Open.

It's despite the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling the former world number one's doping wasn't deliberate.

Sharapova says she took meldonium for health reasons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Wandsworth Labour has called on the council to stop its plans to cut down nearly 80 trees on Chestnut Avenue in Tooting

It’s comes after an independent report shows the trees which were deemed “terminally ill” by the council are actually recovering.

The 100 year-old trees are also said to deliver multiple health benefits due to their size, by blocking out UV rays and pollution.

Some residents have accused the council of cutting the beautiful trees in-order to save money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Police have released a new image in the hunt for three men after a vicious attack in Epsom



The victim, a man in his 30s, had a metal plate inserted in his jaw after it was broken by the alleged suspects who attacked him from behind.

It happened at the junction of Waterloo Road and the High Street in the early hours of Saturday the 25th of March.

A group of men were seen to leave the scene heading in the direction of the Clock Tower.

If you know any of the men in the images please contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard says Maria Sharapova's a "cheater" who shouldn't have been allowed to return to tennis

The Russian won her first match after serving a 15-month drugs ban.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled the doping wasn't deliberate, and Sharapova says she took meldonium for health reasons.

She plays Ekaterina Makarova later in the second round of the Stuttgart Open - where she was given a wildcard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Residents have expressed their horror on social media after a 24 year-old man was stabbed to death in Wandsworth


According to reports, the victim was knifed in the neck after trying to escape an argument near Wandsworth Common.

Police were called to Melody Road near the junction with Allfarthing Lane on Tuesday night, following the altercation.

Allfarthing Lane remains closed today as forensics continue to gather evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Tottenham fan attacked by a fellow Spurs supporter who mistook him for a Chelsea fan



Police investigating an unprovoked attack on a 23 year-old say he was mistaken by other Tottenham football fans as a Chelsea supporter.

Michael Voller was punched in the face after leaving the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.

He suffered a broken cheek-bone, eye-socket and skull - doctors are concerned there may be lasting damage to his sight.

The victim previously worked for Spurs as a gardener at their training ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 am  

Detectives appeal for information after a 21-year old was murdered in Battersea

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Battersea are continuing to appeal for information.

21-year old Malachi Brooks was stabbed in Surrey Lane at approximately 1.10am on Tuesday 28th March and died at the scene.

The cause of death was a stab wound to the heart.

Officers are appealing for to anyone who was in the area at the time or who saw anything to come forward.

A 21-year old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and has been released on conditional bail.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4868.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Former female Wimbledon tennis champion returns to the sport after drugs ban

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova continues her controversial return to tennis after a 15-month drugs ban later.

She faces fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the last-16 at the Stuttgart Open.

She won on her competitive return yesterday, beating Roberta Vinci.

The tournament has been criticised though, for giving Sharapova a wild card and allowing her to start a day late - when her ban had ended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Motorcyclist taken to hospital in Tooting after serious collision

A motorcyclist has been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with serious injuries after a collision with a car.

The crash involved a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a black Honda motorcycle and took place in Betchworth around 10.30 last night.

Pebble Hill Road remains closed in both directions while officers investigate, any witnesses should contact Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 am  

Zac Goldsmith will run as Conservative candidate for Richmond Park

Zac Goldsmith has been selected to run as the Conservative candidate in the election for Richmond Park.

He was chosen out of three possible candidates earlier this evening.

He was the MP for the area from 2010 until December last year, when he stood down in protest against the building of a third runway at Heathrow.

He then lost to Lib Dem Sarah Olney after a massive swing in by-election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Former MP for Twickenham welcomes the sacking of general election candidate

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has sacked a general election candidate who's been accused of anti-semitism.

The party suspended David Ward in 2013 - and he lost his seat in 2015.

He was re-selected to fight Bradford East again in June.

The former Lib Dem MP for Twickenham and business secretary Vince Cable welcomes his departure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The fourth annual Walking out of Darkness event
The fourth annual Walking out of Darkness event takes place on May the 13th in Battersea Park.

With the support of Wandsworth Council the event aims to raise awareness of mental health issues which affects a fifth of its residents.

The Council believe that these events are vital to reduce the stigma around admitting to a mental health problem and seeking help.

The 10-mile walk starts at Battersea Park Bandstand passing some of London’s iconic landmarks before ending back in Battersea Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

Harlequins have re-signed players Ross Chisholm and Charlie Mulchrone
Harlequins have re-signed players Ross Chisholm and Charlie Mulchrone

Chisholm, the older brother of squad member James has made 80 appearances and scored 17 tries for the team

Mulchrone has been at the team since last summer

Harlequins director John Kingston says “it was great news that both Charlie and Ross have agreed to extend their time

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Emery Walker’s House is now open to the public after it closed for vital repairs
A house of arts and crafts treasures has reopened in Hammersmith after being shut for 18-months.

Emery Walker’s House is now open to the public after it closed for vital repairs.

She was a pioneering printer who worked with designer William Morris in the Arts and Crafts Movement in the late 19th century.

Since the renovation of the roof, extended opening hours will now be offered with prebooked tours available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing in Battersea

A 19 year old man has been arrested this morning at an address in Wandsworth on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance and a male stabbed in Ingrave Street in Battersea around 1:30am on Sunday.

The victim was taken to a South London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10 to 3 in the morning.

Officers believe they have established the identity of the 17 year old boy and next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

The police watchdog has decided the Surrey force has a case to answer

The police watchdog has decided the Surrey force has a case to answer - after two women were murdered in Farnham in 2014.

The killer, John Lowe, had weapons which had been confiscated returned to him before he shot dead his partner and her daughter.

Tom Milsom from the Independent Police Complaints Commission says basic errors were made.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

An estate agent from South Croydon jailed for fraud

An estate agent from South Croydon has been sentenced to two years for identity theft and fraud.

29 year old, Ayodele Oladuti, photographed bank cards on his phone and took bank statements as he visited clients’ homes.

He’d use the documents to set up bank accounts and a phone contract in their names – before returning to collect the illegally obtained bank cards.

He attempted to defraud, 20 victims out of a total of £25,000.

He admitted seven counts of fraud and asked for a further 69 offences to be taken into consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Malachi Brooks in Battersea have made an arrest

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after a 21 year-old carpenter was stabbed to death in Battersea.

A post-mortem examination found Malachi Brooks died from a knife wound to the heart.

Police arrested a 21 year-old man in Tooting this morning, following the attack in Surrey Lane last month.

Detective Inspector Tony Lynes, who is leading the investigation, said:

"This was a brutal attack on a young man. The investigation continues and we continue to appeal to anybody who was in the area at around the time of the attack - from 00:45am onwards - or who lives nearby and may have seen or heard something to come forward and speak to officers as soon as possible."

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, are asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4868. Police can also be contacted via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

A murder investigation has been launched in Earlsfield

A murder investigation has been launched after a fatal stabbing in Earlsfield last night.

Police were called to Melody Road near the junction with Allfarthing Lane around 7pm.

A 24 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people were arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning and both remain in custody.

Officers believe they know the victim’s identity and the next of kin have been informed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A police watchdog says the Surrey force has a case to answer after two women were shot dead at a puppy farm in 2014

The IPCC says officers failed to consider and properly assess information relating to John Lowe before returning confiscated firearms.

He killed Stacy Banner's mum and sister in Farnham.

She now plans to sue Surrey Police.

Reporter Sarah Hajibagheri has a statement from her

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill's not getting ahead of himself despite the side moving seven points clear at the top of the Premier League

He scored in their 4-2 win over Southampton.

Tottenham can reduce the gap back to four points with victory at Crystal Palace tonight.

Cahill says, it's a big step towards the title - ahead of facing Everton next.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Zac Goldsmith could run for Richmond Park MP in General Election

Zac Goldsmith is seeking to return to parliament as Conservative MP for his former constituency.

The former London mayoral candidate left the Conservative party in protest at the government’s backing of a third runway at Heathrow.

Mr Goldsmith was then ousted as MP for Richmond Park during a by-election in December.

Party members will meet this evening to choose between him and two other candidates, Luke Parker and Laura Farris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Man from Hounslow given 120 hours unpaid work for illegally selling NO2

A shop manager from Hounslow has been handed 120 hours of unpaid work for illegally selling Nitrous Oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas.

19-year old Hashmeet Kapoor ran a convenience store in Camberley on behalf of the owner who is from Hanworth.

Surrey Police have asked for the store’s alcohol license to be reviewed after they failed an alcohol sale test in 2015.

In total around 3000 NO2 canisters were seized in February when officers visited the store.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Former Twickenham MP wants government to call off Heathrow expansion consultation

Former Twickenham MP Vince Cable says the government must call off the consultation on the expansion of Heathrow.

He’s urging the government to put it on hold until after the General Election, as it’s set to run during the General election campaign.

Mr Cable thinks the Conservatives have their priorities wrong, as they are refusing to publish their plan to tackle air pollution.

He says they will however let the Department of Transport run this consultation until the 25th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Last night's win at home could be significant for The Blues

Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 last night at Stamford Bridge to go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Second placed Tottenham play their game in hand at Crystal Palace later.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill says the result could be hugely significant.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Major works start in Thornton Heath - to transform the borough

Major improvement works which are part of a multi-million pound project began in Thornton Heath today.

It’s part of the Delivering for Croydon programme which aims to improve the borough’s streets, square and open spaces.

The council say it will help transform the borough.

The works will start off on the section of Brigstock Road between Chipstead Avenue and Quadrant Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea are now 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League

Chelsea have beaten Southampton 4-2 at Stamford Bridge this evening taking them 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Hazard scored in the first 5 minutes giving Chelsea an early lead before Romeu equalised.

Gary Cahill put them back ahead before the break, Diego Costa then scored twice to seal victory before a late Ryan Bertrand consolation goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

CCTV images of three men have been released following a burglary in Epsom



Surrey Police are appealing for help in identifying three men following a burglary in Epsom.

A property in Ashdown Road was broken into yesterday between 2 and 4pm.

Jewellery, bags and shoes worth several thousands of pounds were taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

A model from California has been deported after landing at Heathrow

A model from California, who rose to fame after his mug shot went viral, has been deported after landing at Heathrow airport.

Jeremy Meeks arrived at the airport on Monday for a photoshoot but was told to leave just hours later.

The 32-year-old was arrested in 2014 for gun charges.

A Home Office spokesman said he would not have been permitted entry under UK law because not enough time has passed since his jail term in the US.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Chiswick based actor Colin Firth's character will make a return in the Kingsman sequal

The first trailer for the Kingsman sequel confirms the return of Colin Firth.

The Chiswick based actor’s character was killed off in the first film.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle will see Taron Egerton return as British spy Eggsy.

Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Halle Berry are all joining the cast.

The film's due out in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

A win at home tonight for Chelsea moves them a step closer to claiming the Premier League title

Leaders Chelsea aim to move a step closer to claiming the Premier League title tonight.

A win at home to Southampton would take them 7 points clear of nearest challengers Tottenham.

Kick off is at 7:45.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Two Surrey Police call handlers got more than they bargained for when they received a call from Woking

Two Surrey Police call handlers got more than they bargained for during their shift when they helped to deliver a baby.

The pair from the contact centre were on duty on Good Friday when they received a call from a woman who said her sister was in labour.

One of the call handlers remained on the phone while her colleague contacted the South East Coast Ambulance service.

The baby girl was born, in Woking, within second of the call being received.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

A man from Sutton has been sentenced after being convicted of committing a transphobic hate crime

38 year old Darren McClean pleaded guilty to using abusive behaviour to cause harassment.

McClean verbally abused Philippa Baker, a transgender female, whilst shopping at a supermarket on the 15th of March.

As well as shouting offensive remarks he also took pictures of Philippa, which he later uploaded to Facebook and continued to make hateful comments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Kensington’s notorious multi million-pound red and white striped house is here to stay

It’s after the owner won a High Court battle to keep the eye catching candy stripes.

Property developer Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring won her case against the planning authority’s order to repaint the house in South End.

She denied it was done to spite neighbours who objected to her plans to demolish the property.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 pm  

A First World War hero from Wallington is to be remembered in a special ceremony honouring his bravery

A commemorative paving stone will be laid to mark 100 years since action, which saw Alfred Oliver Pollard awarded the Victoria Cross.

At the Battle of Arras the Second Lieutenant fought off enemy troops with only 4 men, regaining lost ground.

Sutton’s Mayor, Richard Clifton is to oversee the ceremony on Saturday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Two teenagers, who were arrested on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle in Richmond, have been released under investigation

A motorcycle was in collision with a car on Sunday in Sheen Road just after 12.30pm.

A member of the public, believed to be actor Tom Hardy, ran after the rider in Church Road.

Both teenagers sustained injuries as a result of the collision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a multi-vehicle collision in Knaphill near Woking

The collision, involving a blue Vauxhall Insignia, a white curtain sided lorry and a refuse disposal vehicle, happened just after midday on the Bagshot Road.

The driver of the lorry has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

The road remains closed while emergency services deal with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Maria Sharapova will be making her controversial comeback from a 15-month drugs ban tomorrow

But, according to reports there’s no guarantee of a Wimbledon wild card this summer.

Italian tennis player Roberta Vinci says she disagrees with the wild card given to the Russian, star ahead of their Porsche Tennis Grand Prix match.

Sharapova was punished for taking banned drug meldonium - which she said was for health reasons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

A Conservative Surrey county councillor has defected to the Lib Dems because of “this government’s hard Brexit”



Walton South councillor Christine Elmer announced that she was switching allegiance on Twitter yesterday.

Her defection comes just before Surrey County Council elections on May the 4th.

A by-election for the Walton South seat will be held on the same day in June as the General Election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

A man has been stabbed in what police believe is a “seemingly motiveless” attack in Tooting



He was harassed and chased by the suspect after walking home along Allfarthing Road earlier this month.

The 43 year-old was knifed in buttock, before the suspect who’s described as a black man aged in his late teens fled the scene.

No arrests have been made and the victim received hospital treatment for his injury.

Detective Constable Alex Ware, from Wandsworth CID, who leads the investigation, said: “This is a shocking attack, apparently without motive and targeting an innocent member of the public. Thankfully the victim was not more seriously injured during the assault.

“We urgently need the assistance of the public to try and identify the assailant. If you were in the area of Allfarthing Lane just after 11am on Saturday, 8 April and saw anything that could assist our investigation, please call police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Ware on 020 3276 2589 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

Sir Elton John's recovering from a potentially deadly infection and hopes to return to performing at Twickenham in June

Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel shows in the US as he recovers from a potentially deadly bacterial infection.

The 70-year-old picked it up during his recent tour of South America and spent two nights in intensive care.

He hopes to return to performing at Twickenham in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Chelsea aim to move another step closer to winning the Premier League title tonight

A win at home to Southampton would take the leaders 7 points clear of nearest challengers Tottenham - albeit, having played a game more.

Diego Costa and Eden Hazard were substitutes for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs.

Boss Antonio Conte says it's something top players have to deal with.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am  

Police are hunting two suspects after a vicious unprovoked attack in Hounslow left a 62 year-old man with serious injuries



The victim needed surgery after sustaining a broken jaw, and fractures to his eye sockets, cheek bone and nose.

It’s alleged the two men launched the attack at a bus stop on Grove Road exactly a month ago.

The victim has since been discharged from hospital, but he will require further medical treatment.

After the assault, the assailant casually walked off onto Bell Road, in the direction of Hanworth Road.

The suspect is described as Asian, aged between 18 and 25 years old, with short black hair that was shaved sides. He was wearing a black hooded top and black tracksuit trousers.

He was in the company of a second man who did not taken part in the assault. He is described as white and aged in his early 20s; police would like to speak to him as a material witness.

Detective Constable Craig Boosey, from Hounslow Borough, said: "This was a violent and unprovoked attack, in which a man, aged in his 60s, was savagely beaten and left lying on the street with extensive facial injuries.

"I would ask the public to contact me if they recognise the person who may have been responsible, or have any other information about this assault. Your information may be vital in identifying those responsible. "

Witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6222 or contact police via Twitter @MetCC

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Tom Hardy has reportedly caught a suspected moped thief after chasing him through Richmond

A witness has told The Sun newspaper the actor "switched into superhero mode" and pursued a man through gardens and a building site.

It's believed two people have been arrested in connection with the theft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Monday, 24 April 2017

Former Richmond Park MP wants to make a comeback.

It's understood former MP Zac Goldsmith is going to put himself forward for the seat he lost last year.

The local Conservative association in Richmond Park in west London is believed to be picking its candidate later this week.

He was beaten in a by-election by the Lib Dem's Sarah Olney last December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Police want the public to be vigilant in Worcester Park

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after two burglaries in Worcester Park last Thursday.

It is thought that the offenders gained access through the back garden of two neighbouring properties between 8am and 12pm.

After a search was carried out in each property it is believed cash and jewellery had been stolen.

Officers have advised residents to never leave valuables near letterboxes and to keep front and back doors locked at all times.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

A new waste collection system is being expanded in Croydon

From May the hours that residents and businesses can leave their waste out for collection is being restricted.

The Council says it’s to try tidy up the busy streets and discourage fly-tipping.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm  

Fire at a flat in Beddington Corner is being investigated after six people were evacuated yesterday morning

The fire on Goat Road started shortly after 1am on Sunday.

Fire services from Mitcham, Wallington and Norbury arrived at the scene to put out the blaze.

The first floor flat and loft conversion were left badly damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm  

A man has died after being hit by a train at Queenstown Road shortly after 3 this afternoon

Commuters are being asked to check before travelling on South West trains between Waterloo and Clapham as services have been severely disrupted.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and police are working to identify the man and inform his next of kin.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

A teacher at a school in Surbiton has been barred from the profession indefinitely after sending inappropriate messages to pupils

John Flatley was a science teacher at Tolworth Girls School when he sent Snapchat messages with a sexual content to pupils.

He later moved to Gordon’s School in Woking but has now been suspended.

A disciplinary panel said his conduct “fell significantly short of the standards expected of the profession.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

A man from Hayes has been sentenced to a hospital order after pleading guilty to manslaughter

Idris Hassan admitted to killing Lance Scott Walker last August on the grounds of diminished responsibility

The 18-year-old was stabbed in the back at their shared accommodation in Gledwood Gardens.

He attempted to escape by jumping through the ground floor window but was caught by Hassan who continued to attack him.

Detectives say that “at the time of the killing his mental responsibility was substantially impaired.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

A boy being held in solitary confinement at Feltham prison has had his case taken up by a leading penal reform charity.

Howard League for Penal Reform argues that the confinement of the boy, known only as AB, is unlawful.

There is much evidence of the damaging effects of prolonged isolation on a child’s mental health.

The hearing will take place tomorrow at 2pm in the Royal Courts of Justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Zac Goldsmith could be making a comeback as the Tory candidate for Richmond Park.

After being defeated as an independent in the recent by-election, Goldsmith stayed true to his promise and resigned.

However, there are now indications he will stand for re-election as a member of the Conservative Party again.

Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney will have to see whether her anti-Brexit campaign will be as successful in the general election as it was in the by election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

A serving Kingston police officer has been charged with assault.

PC David Guest has been ordered to appear at Westminster Magistrate's Court on 19th May for the charge of assault by beating.

The officer is currently on restricted duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Croydon Central and Brentford & Isleworth are among the top ten seats that could decide the election.

Both seats are marginal with Croydon Central voting Conservative in 2015 by a margin of just 0.3%.

Meanwhile Brentford & Isleworth voted Labour by a margin of 0.8%.

These are among the top ten battleground seats and are likely to be major targets of the election campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A Tooting based charity that delivers meals to those in need has just one day left to reach its crowdfunding target.

Be-enriched have over 1,000 volunteers who borrow spaces to deliver food each week to people in Battersea, Tooting and Brixton.

They are crowdfunding so they can get their own space every day and to also provide cooking lessons for those in need.

CEO of Be-Enriched, Kemi Akinola, explains how the crowdfunding is going so far.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Four drivers have admitted falling asleep while operating trams in Croydon as part of an investigation into a derailment last year.

Seven people were killed when a tram derailed in November 2016.

An interim report has suggested the tram was speeding and the driver may have lost awareness.

However a BBC investigation has revealed that 3 trams have been recorded speeding on the same line since the derailment.

The four drivers say a safety device to ensure emergency braking, failed to activate and stop their trams.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Fulham's owner donates to Trump's inauguration
According to official disclosures three English football club owners made donations to Donald Trump’s inauguration fund.

Fulham’s Shahid Khan donated 1 million dollars while Arsenal’s controlling shareholder Stan Kroenke also gave a million dollars.

Manchester United’s director Joel Glazer contributed 250 thousand dollars to the celebrations marking the start of Mr Trump’s presidency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Man missing from Hounslow

Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Hounslow.

Twenty-six year old Perry Doherty was last seen on Saturday at about 11am in Musquash Way, Hounslow.

Family members are urging him to make contact to let them know he’s safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

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

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

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Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.

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

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

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Tayo used to watch Sir Trevor McDonald present the news and that inspired her lifelong dream of becoming a broadcast journalist. She is also a keen baker.





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