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Thursday, 8 December 2016
Police Appeal to Trace Wanted Man thought to be in Hounslow or Feltham area
Detectives are appealing for information to trace a wanted man sought in connection with kidnap and assault in Hounslow.
Courtnie Greene failed to answer police bail after his arrest for violent disorder and knife possession in relation to an incident at the Old Isleworthians Rugby Club in July.
Police also want to speak to Greene in connection with a kidnap and assault incident in October.
Greene is described as 5ft 8ins and of large build. He is known to have links to the Feltham area.
The 21-year-old is considered dangerous and should not be approached the public. Anyone who sees him is advised to call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am
England's Eddie Jones wins Coach of the Year Award
England Rugby Union coach, Eddie Jones has been named the Coach of the Year at the Pride of Sport Awards last night.
The former Australia coach has helped England equal their record of 14 successive wins.
GB Hockey’s Danny Kerry and Leicester Manager Claudio Ranieri were the other two finalists up for the award.
Jones spoke to Jackie about England Ruby’s unbeaten year:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am
Plans to Crackdown on Anti-Social Behaviour in Tooting
The council is asking for people’s opinions on plans to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Tooting.
Over the last 12 months there have been an increase in street drinking and begging in Tooting Town Centre.
The council is proposing to bring in a Public Spaces Protection Order in a bid to fix the issue.
The PSPO will mean police can confiscate alcohol, and have more powers to deal with beggars and people behaving in an anti-social way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am
Croydon Council to Invest Millions of Pounds to Tackle Homelessness
Croydon Council want to invest an extra 15 million pounds to tackle homelessness.
So far, the council has invested 30 million pounds, which has provided good quality, long term housing for 151 households.
The extra investment would create 47 more two-bedroom properties.
The council cabinet will make a decision on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Hounslow ice cream seller fined thousands of pounds
An ice cream seller in Hounslow has been fined over four thousand pounds after he ignored warnings and continued trading illegally.
Laurence John Vella was prosecuted and fined over one thousand pounds last year for trading without a licence in Holloway Road.
He continued selling his ice creams and this year evaded council officers by driving away from them.
After failing to pay two fixed penalty notices, the issue was taken to Ealing Magistrates court and he was fined a total of £4,307.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm
Teenage girl missing from Battersea
A 14 year old girl is missing from Battersea.
Nafisah Hemmuth- Fuller was last seen at 11.30 last night in Culvert Road.
She’s described as a light skinned black girl of thin build and approximately 5ft6.
She was last seen wearing a black headscarf, black jacket, a black and red checked shirt and black trousers.
You can see a picture of her on our website radiojackie.com/news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm
Motorcyclist taken to hospital following collision in Epsom
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a serious collision in Epsom.
Emergency services were called to the A24 Dorking Road at Wells Road at 12.30pm this afternoon, after a car and motorbike collided.
The area was cordoned off all afternoon while officers investigated, but has now been reopened.
Police are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm
Hounslow is Ready for Severe Weather
Hounslow Council is reassuring residents it has everything in place to deal with severe weather.
The Highways team, which manages the borough’s streets, has its winter service in full flow.
It has a fleet of six gritters and 2,500 tonnes of salt ready to be used.
Street cleansing staff with shovels and salt are also on hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Domestic Advisors are now on Call Across Croydon
Three domestic abuse advisors are now on call across Croydon.
They form part of the council’s Family Justice Team, and aim to make it easier for victims to come forward.
It’s also hoped they’ll help identify people who may be in trouble, before a situation deteriorates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Midwives from Epsom Urging Pregnant Women to get Flu Jab
Midwives at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are urging pregnant women to get their flu jab this winter.
Flu can lead to complications such as low birthweight, premature birth or even stillbirth.
Midwives say the vaccine is safe during any stage of pregnancy.
It’s free for pregnant women and is available from your GP or pharmacy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Fire in Putney
Fire has broken out at a flat in Putney.
Fire fighters were called to Kersfield Road just after 10 this morning.
Part of a flat on the first floor of the building was damaged by the blaze
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Kew Gardens wins 'Best Attraction in London'
Kew Gardens has been voted ‘Best Attraction in London’ at the 2016 Worldwide Attraction Awards.
Over 23,000 public votes were cast to decide the top attractions across 19 categories, which included The London Eye and The Shard.
The winners were decided by a public vote and a judging panel of industry experts.
Kew Gardens has seen a record breaking number of visitors walking through its gates in 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am
UPDATE: Missing teenager from Croydon found
16-year-old Paige Ross who went missing from Croydon yesterday has been found.
Police would like to thank the public for their help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am
Teenager in Court Accused of Murdering Rising Rap Star in Thornton Heath
A teenager has appeared in court accused of stabbing a rising rap star through the heart during a knife fight outside a pizza shop.
Ashley Newman,18, is accused of murdering rapper Mujaahid Wilson, known as “Tiny Sneaky” in Thornton Heath in March.
CCTV captured the alleged knife attack outside Mama's Pizzas, on the 20-year-old, who died shortly afterwards.
Newman denies murder, claiming he acted in self-defence - the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am
Green Party denies taking £250,000 bribe in Richmond Park By-election
The Green Party has denied taking a £250,000 bribe to sit out and support the Lib Dems in the Richmond Park by-election.
A leaked report from the Kingston Green Party suggests an anonymous donor put up the cash on the proviso the party enter a ‘progressive alliance’.
According to the Times, senior Green sources confirmed the donation was ‘discussed’ by activists and a staff member.
But they also claimed it was an ‘error’ to raise it and was not conditional on backing down from the by-election.
The by-election was triggered by Zac Goldsmith’s resignation from the Conservative Party, but he lost by fewer than 2,000 votes to Lib Dem Sarah Olney after running as an independent.
In a statement the Green Party denied the claims: “This is an unofficial report from three members of Kingston Green Party and is not officially recognised by either the national Green Party or the local party in question. Many of the claims are disputed and this report has been referred to the Green Party Regional Council and will be looked into as soon as possible.
"The Green Party has not accepted any major donations connected with the Richmond Park by-election and no donation offer was contingent on the Party not fielding a candidate. Any donation accepted by the Green Party must meet strict ethical criteria and that includes the donation not being used to gain leverage over strategic decisions."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am
MP for Runnymede and Weybridge in South Africa to Improve Business Links
The chancellor's flown into South Africa - as he tries to improve economic links with the country.
MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond, is meeting company bosses and ministers.
It's part of a global tour - which also takes in Japan and South Korea - aimed at strengthening international links after the country leaves the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Commuters Face Second Day of Travel Chaos
Fed-up commuters face yet more chaos on Southern Rail services today on the second day of strike action.
Around half of Southern’s services were cancelled yesterday as drivers started an indefinite ban on overtime.
Meanwhile the latest RMT union strike began over the long-running dispute over changes to the role of conductors.
Having already endured months of delays, cancellations and overcrowding on trains, commuters face strike action until tomorrow.
Then a wave of nine more days of drivers' strike is set to begin on 13th December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am
Song Recorded by Hospice Patients & Staff Aiming for Xmas Number 1
It’s hoped a remake of a 1980s hit by Mike and the Mechanics, will beat the likes of the X Factor to the Number 1 spot this Christmas.
Lucy Mayer reports:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am
Photo and Name Released of 24-year-old Fulham Murder Victim
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Fulham have named the victim as 24-year old Salim Coulter.
Police were called to reports of shots fired in Walham Grove on Monday evening at around 9.30pm.
Salim had been shot in the head as he got into his friend’s car after eating at Jerky Chicken restaurant and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect made off on foot away from North End Road towards the Harwood Arms pub. Police are urging anyone who saw anything to get in touch with them.
A post-mortem will take place tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am
Nominations open for Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award
Do you know an outstanding young person who could be nominated for the 2017 Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award?
They could be making a major contribution to their school or display acts of good citizenship in their community.
It’s open to young people who were under 19 on the 1st September this year, who live or go to school in the borough.
Individual winners get up to £500 in funding as well as a trophy. The closing date for entries is February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Former QPR player allegedly sexually assaulted by ex-chief scout
An investigation has opened after a former Queens Park Rangers player has said he was sexually assaulted by their ex-chief scout in the 70s.
The allegations are against Chris Gieler, who worked at the club for about 30 years and became youth development manager in 1979.
Mr Gieler left there in 2003 and died a year later. In a statement, QPR said it would ‘co-operate fully in any forthcoming investigation.’
In total 55 amateur and professional football clubs are linked to allegations of abuse - going back several decades.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Former Wimbledon winner has criticised Novak Djokovic - after their three year partnership has come to an end
Former Wimbledon winner Boris Becker has criticised Novak Djokovic for not working hard enough – after the pair announced their split.
He attacked the 12-time grand slam winner saying he had not put his all into the sport over the last six months.
It’s just weeks after Andy Murray took the world number one spot off the Serb.
In a statement, Djokovic thanked his former coach for his dedication and commitment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am
Missing 82-year old from Fulham has been found
82-year old Ray Wheeler from Fulham has been found safe and well.
Ray was reported missing after he was last seen at 1pm yesterday.
Police thank the public and media for their support and help in locating him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 am
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses in Fulham murder
Police are appealing for help regarding a shooting outside Jerky’s Caribbean restaurant in Fulham last night.
A gunman was waiting for his victim to leave the restaurant and shot him dead whilst he was getting into a friend’s car – a silver and black Renault Captur.
It happened at around 9.30pm and detectives are keen to speak to anyone who has any footage of the moments leading up to the murder.
Officers are directly appealing to any cyclists or drivers who were in Walham Grove or North End Road from 8.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm
Smart Rail Tickets to be Rolled out Nationally
The transport secretary says he's ordered the rail industry to roll out smart tickets across England.
MP for Epsom & Ewell, Chris Grayling, says he wants to see the success of London's Oyster Card replicated nationally.
He says paper tickets should be phased out - in favour of options which save travellers time and money:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm
QPR "will take abuse allegations very seriously" against former employee
Queens Park Rangers football club have said they are aware of historical child abuse allegations made against a former employee.
The west London Championship club said it is taking the allegations against Chris Gieler very seriously and will co-operate fully with the investigation.
Mr Gieler was employed by QPR for about 30 years and worked in youth development and as chief scout.
He left the club in 2003 and died the following year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm
Clapham and Croydon Busiest Stations for Train Changes in UK
New figures have revealed that Clapham Junction and East Croydon are the busiest train stations for interchanges in the UK.
According to figures released by the Office of Rail and Road, 30.4 million passengers changed at Clapham Junction in a year.
East Croydon followed with about seven million connections, and Waterloo was third with about six million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm
Christian Wolmar doesn't think Network Rail will ever be Stripped of its Power
Network Rail could be stripped of its total control over railway tracks in England.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants the publicly-owned firm to share the responsibility - with the private firms who run the trains on those lines.
The MP Epsom and Ewell thinks it'll improve passengers' journeys.
But Labour's Christian Wolmar, who was a candidate in the Richmond Park by-election and also a railway historian, doesn't think it'll ever happen:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm
Police Concerned about Missing 16-year-old from Croydon
Police are increasingly concerned about a 16-year-old girl with medical issues who is missing from Croydon.
Paige Ross was last seen at noon today when she left Croydon University hospital.
She is described as a white female, 5ft 5ins, with brown straight hair.
Paige is known to frequent Croydon Town Centre.
Officers are increasingly concerned for her well-being and urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to call police on 0208 649 0145 or Missing People on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm
Clapham Junction and East Croydon are the UK’s top stations for interchanges
More than 30 million route changes have been made at Clapham Junction over the last year, according to the Office of Rail and Road.
It was followed by East Croydon, with 7 million interchanges, and Waterloo, with 6 million.
But, Waterloo topped the list for the highest number of exits and entries, with Clapham in tenth place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm
Two men from Birmingham have been convicted of giving thousands of pounds of overpaid benefits to a terror suspect
Last summer they met Mohamed Abrini, the alleged Brussels bomber known as the 'man in the hat'.
Kingston Crown Court heard Abrini had suggested the UK was too well protected for terror attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
A man's been arrested at Heathrow Airport, on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts
The 22-year-old was held after returning to the UK last week - but the details have only just been released.
The suspect, whose arrest relates to conflicts overseas, has since been bailed until February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
A man accused of dragging a 17 year old girl out of Pizza Hut in Epsom, sexually assaulting and stabbing her, has been found guilty of the crime
33 year old Costica Voedes has been convicted of two counts of rape and two counts of wounding with intent to cause GBH after the attack in Waterloo Road in June.
He was also found guilty of one count of threatening to kill and one of intimidating a witness.
He was however, found not guilty of two other counts of rape and one of attempted murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Transport secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling, says he will meet with striking Southern unions . . . if they call off action.
Commuters experienced huge delays this morning, and are experiencing massive problems again this afternoon.
It’s all down to the first day of a 72-hour strike across the Southern rail network.
The RMT union walked out at midnight in the continuing dispute over the role of conductors.
The drivers' union, Aslef, has also begun an overtime ban.
Only 50% of services are running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
#Fulham murder update
A murder investigation's underway after a 24-year-old man was shot dead in Fulham.
It happened in Walham Grove at 9.30 last night.
Met Police say it appears “the gunman had been lying in wait” for the victim and his friend to return to their car from a restaurant
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
A man from Birmingham's been found guilty of supplying money to the Brussels bombing suspect known as the 'man in the hat'
Zakaria Boufassil gave £3,000 in cash to Mohamed Abrini when they met in a park last July.
A jury at Kingston Crown Court has found the 26 year-old guilty of a terrorism offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
A community stalwart who campaigned for the rights of disabled people in Richmond for more than 30 years and founded a charity which champions independent living, was honoured at a tree planting ceremony
Richard Kember died last year.
At his tree-planting ceremony in Crane Park, the Ruils founder, who 'more than anything wanted society to change' and 'stop disabling disabled people', his friends, family and colleagues paid tribute to the life-long legacy he has left in Richmond.
Cathy Maker, Chief Executive of Ruils, a charity which supports disabled people who live in Richmond on an individual basis, and helps people to live independently and in their homes, described Richard as a 'humble man' who would 'never have allowed us to honour his work'.
"He could turn his hand to anything and had an incredible energy and determination," she said.
"This really came to play in his campaign work, whether it was waving placards demanding changes to services, sitting in advisory boards, committees and action groups - Richard loved to campaign.
More than anything he wanted society to change. He wanted society to stop disabling people. But equally he was frustrated by the way that some disabled people accepted the status quo."
Earlier this year Richard received a Posthumous award at the prestigious Community Awards, which is organised by Richmond Council to recognise unsung heroes who go the extra mile for the local community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Kensington and Chelsea, is second only to Westminster, for the highest rate of deaths caused by pollution in the capital
But, latest figures from Public Health England show the fatality rate is actually falling.
Putney (pictured) and Oxford High streets used to hold the record for the most polluted high streets in the UK.
However, continued work by Wandsworth council has seen a drop of 80% for Nitrogen Dioxide pollution level for the former.
Pollution has also fallen in some outer London boroughs, with the biggest drops being seen in Croydon, Sutton and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Zac Goldsmith has told supporters “it’s preferable to lose doing the right thing, than to win on a deception.”
The former MP for Richmond Park has spoken out following his defeat to the Lib Dems at last week’s by election.
In an open letter to residents, he says he’s proud of the things he’s achieved over the last six years.
He says his commitment to ongoing issues, particularly the environment, will continue as a resident, rather than as an MP.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm
A lorry driver has been pulled over by police on the M25 for using his phone behind the wheel
The man was driving a 44 tonne HGV when he was stopped near Junction 10 for Wisley.
He was handed a penalty, and had his financial deposit, which acts as a security against drivers who don't have a UK address, taken.
It was announced in September that drivers caught using mobiles are to face "much tougher penalties," with fines and points doubling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, has welcomed his new colleague Sarah Olney to Parliament.
The New MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston joins Tom as the second Lib Dem elected for London.
He said she’ll make a “fantastic addition” to the team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
The Football Association says its review into non-recent child sexual abuse in sport will look at what the organisation knew at the time.
The inquiry - led by a top lawyer - will look at claims back to the 1970s, and as recent as 2005.
It will also assess what lessons can be learned by the organisation.
Meanwhile Queens Park Rangers say they've been made aware of allegations against former chief scout Chris Gieler - and will cooperate fully with any investigations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following an altercation at a football match in West Byfleet.
Officers were called to the Recreation Ground at around 2.30pm to the incident.
Two men were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries and have since been discharged.
Anyone who saw what happened is urged to contact officers immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
A planned strike by Tube drivers has been suspended following last minute talks.
Drivers on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines were due to walk out at 9.30 tonight.
The action was expected to cause further stress to commuters already facing chaos from striking Southern railway workers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Kingston High Street has now re-opened.
It had been closed following Friday's bus fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am
Heathrow is giving passengers the chance to have their own heartfelt reunion in arrivals, just as the teddy bears in their Christmas film did.
The airport has partnered with artist Ben Eine to create a range of personalised banners that you can greet your loved ones with.
They’re available to pick up at Heathrow or online.
All donations for personalised banners will go to Oxfam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
A young man has been shot in Fulham.
The victim, in his early 20s, was killed by a gunman as he climbed into the passenger seat of a friend’s parked car last night.
The suspect fled the scene in Walham Grove.
A murder investigation has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am
A man has died following a flat fire in Croydon.
The Brigade was called to the blaze on Kemble Road yesterday evening.
Crews rescued a man from the living room of the first floor flat. He was taken to hospital where he later died.
Around half of the property was damaged by the fire.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am
Police have released CCTV footage of two men they wish to speak to about a robbery in Mitcham.
On the 21st of October, officers were called shortly before 8.30pm to the incident in Northumberland Gardens.
As the 49 year old victim parked his car, he was approached by two men on a moped.
He was threatened with a knife before the two suspects drove off with his wallet, phone and laptop.
On the 31st of October, two males matching the description of the robbers visited a nearby shop in Danbrook Road.
They used bank cards stolen from the victim’s wallet before they were blocked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am
Richmond Park and North Kingston’s new MP, Sarah Olney, says she is seeking urgent answers from Sadiq Khan.
She’s asking why a £154m investment in cycling will apparently still not extend the cycle hire scheme to Richmond.
During the recent by-election campaign, Sarah rode through her constituency to highlight the need for the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
Police are hunting for vandals who damaged a minibus used for transporting children with special needs to school in Ashford.
The Peugeot Boxer minibus was parked in Chesterfield Road when an abusive message was scratched onto the passenger side.
The incident happened between the 23rd and 25th of November.
PC Cheryl Williams said repairs are likely to cost the company, who own several minibuses converted for disabled children, hundreds of pounds.
Anyone with any information is urged to get in contact with police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am
It's claimed rail passengers will see some of the worst disruption in years from today due to a wave of strikes.
Changes to the role of conductors and a row over driver-only trains are at the centre of protests by workers on Southern Railway.
Members from RMT are due to walk out for three days while drivers union Aslef will start an overtime ban ahead of strikes later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 am
Three Croydon parks set to become more 'cycle friendly'
Three of Croydon’s main parks are to become more “cycle-friendly” after the council’s decision to invest in better paths and signage.
Lloyd Park, Park Hill Recreation Ground and Wandle Park will all be receiving new cycle routes.
The council say the improvements will make riding a bike to school or work a more pleasant and safer experience.
The project is part of a nearly £4 million investment to improve connections across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 am
Kingston high street set to re-open
Kingston High Street should reopen later this morning.
It was closed on Friday after a double decker bus caught fire outside the Guildhall.
No one was injured, but the road, which had melted, had to be resurfaced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 am
Plans to strip Network Rail of its complete control of England's railway tracks are being outlined by the government.
Plans to strip Network Rail of its complete control of England's railway tracks are being outlined by the government.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants Network Rail to share the responsibility with private train operating companies.
He believes it'll make the network much more efficient:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 am
Comedian Tim Vine, a Sutton United supporter, has spoken about the FA Cup draw
Non-league Sutton's reward for reaching the third round of the FA Cup is a home tie with AFC Wimbledon.
They'll meet the League One side next month, having beaten fourth tier Cheltenham in round two.
Comedian Tim Vine is a Sutton supporter and spoke about his views on the draw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 am
Monday, 5 December 2016
Police want to Speak to Man who Punched Passenger in "Unprovoked" Tube Attack
Police would like to speak to a man after an alleged “violent and unprovoked” attack on the District line in west London.
The man got on the train at Stamford Brook and sat opposite his victim.
Moments later he walked over to the 45-year-old man, who was standing by the carriage doors, and punched him in the face.
The alleged assault took place between 8.35pm and 8.45pm on 19th October.
Anyone on the Tube carriage when the incident occurred is urged to get in touch on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 186 of 05/12/16.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm
Union Claims Consultations to Close St Helier Hospital to Begin in January
A union is claiming consultations are due to take place in January, on proposals to close St Helier hospital in Carshalton.
GMB Union member Paul Maloney, says sources within the NHS Trust board, have confirmed the plan.
Last month, a report by the King’s Fund intimated a hospital in the local area would have to close.
These areas named were Croydon, Richmond, Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Epsom and Ewell.
In a statement, the hospital said there are no plans to close, or announce the closure of, St Helier Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm
Surrey Derby Drawn in FA Cup Third Round
AFC Wimbledon have drawn Sutton United in the FA Cup Third Round draw this evening.
Non-league Sutton will host league-one Wimbledon in a mouth-watering Surrey derby.
Elsewhere, Brentford could host non-league FC Halifax or Eastleigh whilst Chelsea could host Notts County or Peterborough.
QPR face Blackburn whilst Fulham travel to Cardiff and Crystal Palace to Bolton.
All matches will take place from 6th to 9th January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm
Vulnerable Teenager Still Missing
Police in Hammersmith and Fulham Borough are appealing for help to find a vulnerable missing teenage girl.
17-year-old Annabelle Galvin from Shepherd's Bush, was last seen at 10pm on Thursday 10th November.
Annabelle is described as white, around 5ft 6ins, of slight build, with very long highlighted blonde hair usually worn in a pony tail.
Annabelle is known to frequent areas in Hammersmith and Fulham and Wandsworth, as well as south-west London in general.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm
Treasure Hunters on the Thames will now Have to Pay
Mudlarks will have to pay to hunt for treasure on the Thames after a surge in popularity of the pastime.
The Port of London Authority have made the changes in a bid to save London’s archaeological heritage.
It was free to search for objects on the foreshore but you now must hold a permit, which costs £32 for a day or £75 for three years.
Last month it was revealed that Tobias Neto from Putney found a medal from the Crimean War which was worth £50,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm
Hipsters Driving up Tooting House Prices
New research has found Hipsters are driving up Tooting houses prices.
Property website Zoopla looked at the impact on house prices so called “Hipster hotspots” have, which attract young, creative people.
They found that some neighbourhoods had become more “gentrified” by young home buyers who had been priced out of nearby areas.
Tooting featured in the top ten “UK Hipster hotspots”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm
A planned 24-hour strike by drivers on two London Underground lines have been suspended
It was due to start tomorrow evening on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines following a breakdown in industrial relations.
But the RMT union says there have been successful talks at the conciliation service, Acas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm
Sergio Aguero will face a four-match ban for his sending off in their Premier League defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
He was shown a red card for a bad challenge on David Luiz.
The Football Association says City midfielder Fernandinho will miss three-games for his altercation with Cesc Fabregas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Detectives investigating an unprovoked assault on a shopkeeper in Fulham have released CCTV of two people they want to question
On Wednesday, the 21st of September at midday, a man and a woman in their 30s entered Riz Repair in North End Road.
They said they wanted a replacement of a product they had bought, but the shopkeeper denied selling it to them.
The shopkeeper alleges the woman then went behind the till and stole items. He was head-butted by the man when he asked for them back.
The victim sustained a deep cut above his eye in the attack, which required stitches.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the attack, or anyone who recognises the people in the CCTV to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Judges at the Supreme Court insist they're not interested in the argument for and against the UK leaving the EU, but just the legal issues
Evidence is being heard which will eventually decide the process - and whether parliament - should trigger Brexit.
Transport secretary, and Epsom MP, Chris Grayling says the government thinks MPs shouldn't be involved, but that's up to judges to decide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
Kingston High Street due to re-open tomorrow after bus caught fire on Friday
No one was injured, but the road was damaged and has been undergoing resurfacing work.
Meanwhile, a number of swans rescued from the Hogsmill River when the bus’s oil leaked into it, are getting on swimmingly.
They’ve been taken to the Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton.
You can see a video of how well they are doing on our Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
Richmond Park’s new MP Sarah Olney has been officially welcomed in Parliament this afternoon
The Lib Dem won the seat at the by election on Thursday.
Independent candidate and former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, triggered the by election after resigning over the Government’s stance on Heathrow expansion.
But, Ms Olney claimed victory with her campaigning on Brexit, saying she would vote against leaving if and when the vote is put to MPs.
73% of people in the constituency voted to remain.
But, Ms Olney has faced criticism over the weekend from Brexiteers who say she "cannot change the overall outcome."
There were also calls, some made as a joke and some made more seriously, to "re-run the by election" in reference to Ms Olney's stance on the Brexit vote, which was very close, like her by election result. She won by about 4%.
Miss Olney remains firm on her mandate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
Carshalton’s MP is calling for Southern bosses to be sacked
They’ve come under mounting pressure from commuters who have faced months of strike action; fares are also going up next year.
Tom Brake has today submitted a 2,000 strong petition to Downing Street calling on the Government to strip Southern of its franchise.
He says TfL should run the suburban routes instead, and also has another suggestion regarding compensation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
Kingston High Street is still closed after last week’s bus fire.
The blaze broke out on the 371 service on Friday morning.
Resurfacing works are being carried out where the road was damaged from the incident.
The driver of the bus was taken to hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation, and no one else was injured by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm
Officers have made a further arrest in relation to the inquiry into the death of West Molesey woman, Robyn Mercer.
A 24 year old woman, from Kent, was arrested this morning on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Five other people remain on bail in relation to the incident, which happened in March.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Hammersmith underground station was closed this morning after reports of a security alert.
It opened again at around 8.45.
The Piccadilly line has since announced a reduced service is operating on the line.
Earls Court was also temporarily closed this morning due to an absence of station staff, but has now re-opened.
The troubles on the underground come as the RMT Union is planning a two day strike on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines.
It will hamper many of the Underground lines in West London, with service to Heathrow also affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am
Volunteers of the River Thames Boat Project raised £230 in Kingston yesterday.
They swapped their usual nautical uniform for Santa themed attire for the bucket collection.
The money will go towards the operation of the Thames Venturer, a wheelchair friendly, Dutch barge, which is moored in Kingston.
It hosts cruises for groups for people who are physically or mentally disabled, as well as ex-servicemen and the elderly.
The boat is also used as a “School of the River”, for environmental education activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am
Last talks will be held today to try to avoid the Tube and train strike later this week, which will see days of chaos for commuters.
A wave of strikes on the Piccadilly Line are due from tomorrow evening – it’s the fourth busiest line that takes us straight to four of Heathrow’s terminals.
If the strikes go ahead, there will be limited service on the Hammersmith and City line and a three-day walkout from tomorrow on Southern.
If both the RMT and Aslef strikes go ahead however, no Southern services will operate at all.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Banks on Sutton High Street have been praised for their vigilance preventing customers from being tricked out of their savings.
Staff at branches of Barclays, HSBC and NatWest raised concerns when elderly customers came in to make large withdrawals from accounts.
Police and Trading Standards officers were called and found they were being cheated by bogus builders and telephone scammers.
In one incident NatWest saved a customer nearly £6,000 after a rogue builder claimed urgent repairs were needed to fix an adjoining wall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery in Tooting.
On the 6th of July, officers were called shortly after 4.30am to the Food & Drinks store on Tooting Bec Road.
CCTV captured a man climbing the wall to get into the premises an hour earlier.
He tried several times to throw a towel over the camera and tried to access the shop unsuccessfully.
He’s described as Asian with short black hair and a beard.
He was wearing a dark blue top and a dark blue baseball cap with yellow writing on the front.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 am
Two Hammersmith and Fulham police officers have done their own #mannequinchallenge to illustrate the consequences of drunk driving.
The Met is continuing to tackle drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, particularly during the festive period.
Mannequin challenges have been circulating social media over the past few months and have gained huge audiences.
The officers thought this would be a good way to raise awareness of the dangers of being over the limit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am
Woking-based McLaren announce the winner of their Young Driver of the Year Award
The winner of this year’s Mclaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award was announced last night.
The Woking based Development Programme was won by 17-year old Lando Norris, who will now become a paid McLaren simulator driver.
The four finalists tested at Silverstone in October as well as undertaking simulator sessions and fitness tests conducted by McLaren.
Norris said this has really topped off his racing success this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Wimbledon champion loses in final of the Wheelchair Masters tennis
The Wimbledon and Paralympic champion Gordon Reid has lost out in the final of the Wheelchair Masters tennis – despite being world number one.
He lost in three sets to Belgium’s Joachim Gerard.
After winning the semi-final, he had secured his world status – alongside Andy and Jamie Murray, who top the singles and doubles rankings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Kingston residents are warned of fraudsters sending phishing emails
Residents in the Kingston area are being warned of fraudsters who are sending out phishing emails to both personal and business addresses.
You need to watch out for the subject heading ‘Crime Prevention Advice’ which appears to come from the Met Police and often contains a zip file attachment.
Also ‘donotreply’ is a frequent heading – which is followed by the victims’ own email, this type contains password stealing components.
The council say having up-to-date virus protection is essential and advice is to create regular backups of important files.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am
Conductors on Southern Rail will be striking again later this week - chaos for commuters through Clapham Junction
Conductors on Southern Rail will be striking again from tomorrow evening – which will cause complete chaos to all commuters in and out of Clapham Junction.
Combined actions by up to 400 drivers across Southern and the London Underground is likely to bring some services to a standstill.
The Piccadilly Line could also be closed for 24 hours, but fresh talks will be held at Acas today – to try to stop it going ahead. (look for update)
Commuters in Hammersmith, face a possible limited service on the Circle and Hammersmith and City Line too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Police continue to appeal for witnesses after an assault in an Epsom nightclub
Police continue to appeal for witnesses following an assault on an 18-year old woman in Epsom on Friday 25th November.
She was struck in the face with a champagne bottle when she became involved in an altercation with a man in Fever Nightclub.
It happened just before midnight and the victim was taken to hospital suffering from a broken cheekbone and fractured nose.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, of slim build, with shaven hair and was wearing a white top.
If you can help officers investigating the crime, you can contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 am
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Aguero's Tackle on Chelsea's Luiz was "Assault"
Man City striker Sergio Aguero's tackle on Chelsea defender David Luiz amounted to an "assault.”
That’s according to former Premier League referee, Howard Webb.
Chelsea secured a 3-1 victory over their title rivals yesterday with Hazard, Costa and Willian on target for Antonio Conte's side.
Man City’s Aguero received a straight red card for a lunge on Luiz, which sparked a huge scuffle on the pitch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm
Professor Sprout from Harry Potter Caught up in Race Row
A famous Harry Potter actress has been caught up in a race row after reportedly ‘humiliating’ a black fan at an autograph signing.
Miriam Margoyles has been accused of making a racist joke at the London Film Convention.
The 75-year-old was charging £5 for autographs when she allegedly said “Jews and blacks get a discount”.
A spokesperson for the actress, who is Jewish herself, said her comments were made in jest and not to offend anyone.
Miriam - who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series – has a house in Clapham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm
Teenager Stabbed in Broad Daylight in Streatham
A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in broad daylight in Streatham yesterday.
Police were called at around 1.50pm to reports of a street brawl in Streatham High Road.
Officers raced to the scene after hearing about a fight between a "large group" of youths outside the Tesco supermarket.
The teenager’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm
Commuters Warned of "Travel Chaos" this Week
Commuters have been warned to brace themselves for travel chaos as a walkout on Southern rail coincides with a strike by London Underground drivers.
Services will be hit from Tuesday in long-running disputes over issues that include staffing and safety.
The RMT union said mismanagement of the franchise was to blame.
There will be no Piccadilly line and significantly reduced service on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm
Thousands of Santas Run through Clapham
Nearly 3000 runners dressed up as Santas to run through Clapham common today in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
After completing the 5k and 10k courses, they were rewarded on the finish line with mince pies and mulled wine, as well as a brass band.
Fundraisers aimed to raise a total of £300,000 to give as an early Christmas present to the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Labour says Richmond Park is traditonally Lib Dem country
Labour's Angela Eagle says the Richmond Park victory drew on deep Lib Dem roots.
The party won a by-election in the South West London constituency during the week - overturning a huge majority held by Zac Goldsmith.
The former cabinet minister made this comment:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Senior Lib Dem reflects on Richmond Park victory
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says it's nice for the party to enjoy the Richmond Park victory after being battered and bruised in recent years.
His party won a by-election in the South West London constituency during the week - overturning a huge majority held by Zac Goldsmith.
The former deputy prime minister says it appears leaving the European Union is becoming the main issue on which elections are fought.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Return of the singing detective to Teddington.
You may remember the TV programme about a singing detective, now Teddington has got its very own booming bobby.
Sebastian Valentine sings and conducts the Collis Choral Singers, who will be in action tonight at 7pm at St Mark's church on St Mark's road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
St George's Mental Health Trust gets a pat on the back
St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust has welcomed the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s report which has rated their services ‘Good’.
The Inspectors were impressed with the staff, services and treatment of young people and their families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am
30 year old Richmond-based officer with Met charged with attempted rape
A serving Metropolitan police officer has been charged with attempted rape.
PC James McKibbin, 30, was off duty when he allegedly carried out the attack in South Croydon, south London, in 2012.
Mr McKibbin, who works in Richmond, has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.
He was arrested in April after a Met investigation and was charged on 7 November. He is currently on restricted duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am
Tories reflect on the Richmond Park Lib Dem win
A group of pro-EU Tory MPs have been reflecting on the Lib Dem victory in Richmond Park this week.
Former attorney general Dominic Grieve is among the group who have written in today's Observer, saying appearing to be "Ukip-lite" could lead to the party losing more seats to the
Lib Dems as it did in the south west London constituency this week.
They say there is a moderate core of Conservatives, who voted Remain and want to know what the prime minister is doing to avoid a so-called "hard Brexit".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am
Four fires across South West London
There’ve been four house fires overnight in Coulsdon, Hammersmith, New Malden and Tooting.
Twenty people got out safely before the London Fire Brigade arrived
at Leaden Hill in Coulsdon.
A boiler unit caught fire which spread to two floors.
In Hammersmith a woman was rescued from a terraced house in Petley road – she was treated by the London ambulance service for breathing in smoke. A man and a child escaped unhurt.
In Tooting – a woman was rescued by fire officers via an internal staircase in a terraced shop and home in Shrubbery Road.
She suffered burns to her arms and legs.
And fire broke out in a home on Coombe Rise in New Malden – nobody was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
Kingston one of the greenest boroughs
Kingston has been revealed as one of the highest ranked London boroughs for recycling.
Nearly 46% of residents there recycle, making it third in the study by Envirowaste, just falling behind Bexley and Bromley.
Lewisham was the worst ranked borough; just 17% of residents recycled their rubbish in 2014 and 2015.
The national average for recycling across the UK was 45 percent.
Bexley London Borough Council - 54.00%
Bromley London Borough Council - 48.00%
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames - 45.70%
Harrow London Borough Council - 45.10%
Hillingdon London Borough Council - 43.80%
Richmond Upon-Thames London Borough Council – 41.20%
Ealing London Borough Council – 40.10%
Croydon London Borough Council – 39.90%
Enfield London Borough Council – 38.50%
Barnet London Borough Council – 38.00%
Sutton London Borough Council – 37.60%
Merton London Borough Council – 37.50%
Haringey London Borough Council – 37.30%
Waltham Forest London Borough Council – 35.50%
Brent London Borough Council – 35.20%
Southwark London Borough Council – 34.60%
Hounslow London Borough Council – 34.50%
Greenwich London Borough Council - 34.30%
Islington London Borough Council – 32.80%
Havering London Borough Council – 32.40%
Redbridge London Borough Council – 28.70%
Lambeth London Borough Council – 28.30%
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council – 28.10%
Camden London Borough Council – 26.30%
Hackney London Borough Council – 25.30%
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – 25.30%
Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council – 23.40%
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council – 20.70%
Wandsworth London Borough Council – 20.70%
Westminster City Council - 19.10%
Newham London Borough Council - 17.20%
Lewisham London Borough Council - 17.10%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am
15 year-old girl still missing, could be in Epsom
Surrey Police are still looking for a 15 year-old girl who went missing from Nottingham last Saturday.
Kirsten Marachel disappeared from an address in Nottingham but is believed to be around the Epsom, Croydon and South Norwood areas.
She is described as white, 5 foot tall, of a medium build, with brown eyes and possibly dyed red hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am
Chelsea's apology could lead to more
Chelsea's apology to ex-striker Gary Johnson for sexual abuse he suffered as a youth player could lead to the club accepting liability for other cases.
That's the claim from the lawyer of another former player who also says he was abused by Chelsea scout Eddie Heath, who died in 1980s.
Tom West says the football club's statement is a step forward for victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 am
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Student arrested for University fire
A student has been arrested on suspicion of starting a series of fires at a university.
It is believed several blazes were started deliberately in dormitories at Royal Holloway University, Surrey Police said.
Students were evacuated from the Grade I listed campus in Egham at around 20:00 GMT on Thursday.
A 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of carrying out arson with intent to endanger life.
He remains in hospital where he is being treated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 pm
Two people seriously injured at a football match in West Byfleet
Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident which left two people with serious injuries at a football match in West Byfleet.
Officers were called to the Recreation ground off Camp Hill Road at around 2.30 this afternoon to reports of an altercation involving a group of people.
Two men were taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm
Non-league Sutton are into the third round of the FA Cup - after a shock 2-1 win over League Two Cheltenham.
The National League outfit scored a 96th minute winner at Gander Green Lane.
Among the other matches, Karl Robinson's first match in charge of Charlton saw them draw nil-nil with his former club MK Dons.
The two League One teams will meet again in a replay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm
Crystal Palace lifted some of the pressure on manager Alan Pardew - ending a run of six straight Premier League defeats with a 3-nil win over Southampton.
They move up to thirteenth in the table.
Afterwards Pardew was asked if he could breathe a sigh of relief at full time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm
Animal rescues have cost the London Fire Brigade £1.8 million over the past six years.
The call-outs were uncovered using Freedom of Information requests, which revealed that almost half of the calls were for cats, costing £900 thousand.
Nearly £2,000 was spent saving a puppy trapped on a frozen lake in Richmond Park.
And last year, crews were called to a squirrel trapped in a satellite dish in Wandsworth.
But the Brigade has said the number of animal rescue call-outs has dropped by 20 per cent since launching its campaign urging people to call the RSCPA about animals in danger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm
Chelsea have "apologised profusely" to Gary Johnson after he claimed he was sexually abused at the club in the 1970s.
In a statement, the Premier League side says he "suffered unacceptably" as a youth team player.
The Football Association's announced it will carry out a review into wider claims of abuse by former players.
These fans at Chelsea's game against Manchester City earlier say they don't have much faith in the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm
Crystal Palace have eased the pressure on manager Alan Pardew - with a 3-nil win over Southampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm
Bath centre Jonathon Joseph talks about England's win today:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm
England now have a record-equalling fourteen straight victories - after beating Australia 37-21 in their rugby union autumn international at Twickenham.
Thirteen of those have come under head coach Eddie Jones - who took charge just over a year ago.
The side's next match will be at home to France in the Six Nations - in early February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
It’s Small Business Saturday.
The campaign is taking place across Feltham, Hounslow and Elmbridge and encourages people to shop locally.
MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra, told us about the importance of today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
The Professional Footballers' Association says another 17 former players have come forward with claims they were sexually abused in the sport.
It says it already knew of 20 cases, such as ex-Chelsea player Gary Johnson, but the latest alleged victims say they wish to remain anonymous.
Michael Bennett is the PFA's head of player welfare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
A Richmond police officer has been charged with attempted rape.
30 year old James McKibbin is due to appear in court on Monday.
The alleged offence did not take place while he was on duty, and is said to have happened in 2012.
He’s currently on restricted duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Man charged with murder after assault in immigration centre near Heathrow
A man's appeared in court charged with murder after an assault at an immigration facility near Heathrow Airport.
Zana Yusif is accused of attacking Tarek Chowdhury at the centre in Harmondsworth on Thursday.
The 64-year-old was taken to hospital following the incident, where he later died.
Mr Yusif is due before the Old Bailey later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
Chelsea have extended their winning run in the Premier League to eight games.
The leaders came from 1-0 down to get a 3-1 victory at Manchester City.
Edin Hazard scored the final goal for the visitors in the 90th minute.
He says it's a satisfying result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Chelsea are four points clear at the top of the Premier League - for now - after a 3-1 win at Manchester City.
It's Antonio Conte's side's eighth straight top flight victory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
Small Business Saturday takes over Hounslow
People are being urged to shop locally as Small Business Saturday takes place across Hounslow today.
This Saturday is known at the busiest shopping day of the year with just two full weekends left before Christmas Eve.
People are being encouraged to think about visiting shops that are on their doorstep in order to boost and support local trade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm
Londoners can get their hands on gold by recycling
Londoners could win hundreds of pounds for recycling properly.
A prize draw is being run by the local waste authorities and recycling teams for the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth, and Kensington & Chelsea.
Those with a lucky ticket attached to a bag of correctly recycled items will win £500 or £250 on 16th December.
The competition encourages people to get their recycling right, since any bags with inappropriate items won’t count.
Tickets can be printed out from the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Palace boss comments on the pressure ahead of today's game
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew claims he's not been told he needs a win against Southampton today to save his job.
They've lost their last six Premier League games - and sit just above the relegation zone on goal difference.
The two sides meet at Selhurst Park this afternoon at 3pm.
The pressure's building on Pardew - and he knows he's under scrutiny.
But Pardew insists he hasn't asked for reassurance from the board about his future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
England v Australia today at Twickenham - kick off @ 2.30pm
England take on Australia at Twickenham this afternoon looking to equal their all-time record of 14 consecutive rugby union victories.
Captain Dylan Hartley has described this afternoon's game with Australia as a "cup final".
England secured a 3-nil series whitewash away to Australia in the summer.
They're also looking for a 13th straight win since Eddie Jones took charge.
The head coach has exchanged some heated words with his opposite number Michael Cheika in recent days.
But Jones says they're fully focused on the job in hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am
Conte comments on upcoming Chelsea game
Chelsea look to consolidate their place at the top of the Premier League table this afternoon.
Their 7-match winning streak will be put on the line when they travel to Manchester City for a 2.30pm kick off.
The leaders could go 4 points clear at the top with victory against Pep Guardiola's side.
Boss Antonio Conte says he admires City's style of football, and that Chelsea need to remain strong at the back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am
Free parking today in Elmbridge to help small businesses
In support of Small Business Saturday, Elmbridge is providing free parking today in its car parks to encourage residents to come out and shop small.
The day is part of a campaign to promote small businesses and get consumers to buy locally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am
Orleans House Trust in Twickenham receives £8,000
Orleans House Trust has received £8,000 towards the redevelopment of its Gallery in Twickenham.
It was raised through a joint effort between Tesco and Groundwork which saw grants raised through charging customers 5p per carrier bag.
Refurbishment of the Gallery will include an upper floor extension, lifts accessible entrance, new reception and a gift shop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am
Seven more drivers in Sutton convicted
Sutton’s crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters continues with seven more drivers convicted this week.
All seven drivers pleaded guilty at Croydon Magistrates Court to using Blue Badges that were not their own to park.
More than 2 million disabled people have blue badges in the UK, but disabled parking prosecutions increased by 84% from 2014 to 2015.
Councillor Jill Whitehead said there are limited number of disabled spaces in Sutton and they must be reserved for people who need them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am
Woman struck in face with champagne bottle in Epsom
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old woman was hit in the face with a Champagne bottle at a nightclub in Epsom.
The incident happened at Fever on Friday 25th November when the victim argued with a man before he struck her a few minutes before midnight.
The woman was taken to Epsom General Hospital with a broken cheekbone and fractured nose.
The suspect is described as a black or dual heritage man, in his 20s and of a slim build with shaven hair, and was wearing a white top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am
Improving IT skills in Croydon
A project in Croydon to improve IT skills is marking its first anniversary by donating 500 recycled council computers to community groups by next summer.
The charity Dot everyone which launched Go On Croydon in November 2015 has helped nearly 3,000 people with free IT access and support.
They’ve also set up 26 digital zones and free wifi in Surrey Street for shoppers.
Research by Lloyds Bank found that the percentage of the local population with basic digital skills rose from 70% to 79% since the project started.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am
Wandsworth and Putney BIDs for improvement
Putney and Wandsworth town centres are set to get extra cash for promotion and development after businesses voted for them to become Business Improvement Districts.
This means that the businesses will pay a levy to be used to improve the two areas for shoppers and visitors.
In Putney, up to £1.4 million will be generated over 5 years, and in Wandsworth the amount is expected to be over £1 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 am
Friday, 2 December 2016
Sadiq Khan Speaks about #RichmondPark By-Election
Zac Goldsmith's political career has taken a major blow, as the Lib Dems claim their by-election win was fuelled by anti-brexit feeling.
Sarah Olney is the new MP for Richmond Park, which voted to remain in the EU, and says the victory sends a clear message to Government.
The former Tory, who she beat for the seat, backed the leave campaign.
London mayor Sadiq Khan also believes that Brexit played a big part in the by-election result:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm
Man Arrested for Assault on two 6-year-olds at Legoland won't face further Action
A boy arrested after sex attacks on two young girls at Legoland in Windsor has been told he won't face any further action.
Police have renewed their appeal for a suspect after the assaults on two six-year-olds in August.
A 22-year-old man previously arrested was also released without charge.
Legoland is owned by Merlin Entertainments, who also own Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm
Mo Farah Misses out on 'World Athlete of the Year' Award
Former Teddington resident, Mo Farah, has lost out to Usain Bolt for the IAAF's men's world athlete of the year award.
It's the sixth time the Jamaican, who is due to retire next year, has won the prize.
Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picked up the female award in recognition of her world record breaking victory in the 10-thousand metres at the Rio Olympics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm
Missing Teenager thought to be in Epsom, Croydon & South Norwood Area
Surrey Police is looking for a missing teenager believed to be around the Epsom area.
15-year-old Kirsten Marachel went missing from in Nottingham on Saturday 26th November.
She is believed to be in the Epsom, Croydon, South Norwood areas.
Kirsten is described as white, around 5 ft tall, of medium build, brown eyes and possibly dyed red hair.
Anyone with any information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm
Second Former Chelsea Player Comes Forward with Sex Abuse Claims
A second former Chelsea football player's come forward alleging he was abused by their chief scout, Eddie Heath.
The club is refusing to comment on allegations it paid ex-striker Gary Johnson 50-thousand pounds to keep quiet about historical attacks at the hands of the same man.
Solicitor Tom West says his client - who doesn't want to be identified - told him Heath groped him:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm
21-year-old Student Arrested on Suspicion of Starting a Number of Fires in Egham
An investigation’s been launched after a number of fires, thought to be deliberate, were found in university accommodation in Egham.
Surrey Police were called to Royal Holloway at 8pm yesterday following the discovery of the fires within the Founder's Building.
A 21-year-old student was detained nearby shortly afterwards and was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
He is currently in police custody at hospital, while he receives medical treatment.
The blaze is not thought to have seriously damaged the building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm
Lib Dems join new MP Sarah Olney to Celebrate on Richmond Green
The new MP for Richmond Park, Sarah Olney, joined other Lib Dems to celebrate on Richmond Green this morning.
Residents expressed their happiness about the result, stating Ms Olney's victory sends an important message to the government.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm
Chessington World of Adventures Welcomes New Arrivals
Chessington World of Adventures is proud to announce that Christmas has come early with the arrival of three female lion cubs.
Keepers at the zoo are ecstatic about the cubs as it shows the success of their breeding programme.
First time parents Rani and Kamal are doing well and the cubs have just started to venture into their outdoor enclosure.
The yet to be named cubs are Asiatic lions, an endangered breed that has taken nearly 100 years to climb back from the brink of extinction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
The aftermath of the #Kingston bus fire:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Conservative MP Michael Gove speaks about the results of the #RichmondPark by-election:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Southern Railway season-ticket holders can now claim a month's worth of compensation because the service has been so bad.
The country's busiest rail network has been hit with persistent strikes for months.
But campaigners want automatic compensation and fare freezes.
Anthony Smith from the Transport Focus watchdog explains how the compensation works.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am
A Battersea mother has told of her shock at giving birth in the back of an Uber on her way to hospital.
Tara Lafftery and her husband, Chris Celio, booked the car to take them from their home to St Thomas’ Hospital.
Maya was born at the roadside, seven minutes from the hospital, after a labour of less than three hours.
The driver, Evgeni Dimitrov, said it was the first time he had witnessed a birth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is to have surgery on a knee injury - which will keep him out for around six weeks.
The France international - who joined in the summer - has missed their Premier League defeats to Manchester City and Swansea.
Wayne Hennessey will continue to deputise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
Kingston bus fire ud
Footage shared on social media has shown the back of a double decker bus engulfed in flames in Kingston.
The blaze broke out on the 371 service shortly after 9 o’clock this morning.
The driver escaped the bus before the Fire Brigade arrived.
He was treated by paramedics at the scene for possible smoke inhalation and then taken to hospital.
No one else was injured in the fire.
Police have evacuated nearby homes and businesses as a safety precaution.
Transport for London confirmed that a full investigation will be launched over the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
A former Chelsea player who says he was paid by the club not to go public with claims he was sexually abused by an ex-scout has waived his anonymity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and Sarah Olney, who won the #RichmondPark by-election, spoke to reporters this morning on Richmond Green.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am
The Liberal Democrats say their shock win in the #RichmondPark by-election shows people aren't happy with the government's plans for leaving the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am
MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, has today revealed that his wife is pregnant.
He told the Evening Standard that the baby is due just before Easter.
He and his wife, Alice Sullivan, know the child’s sex, but have decided to keep it secret for now.
38 year old Umunna says he couldn’t be happier, and intends to be a hands-on father.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am
The Lib Dems say their #RichmondPark by-election victory has "sent a shockwave through the Conservative Brexit government".
Sarah Olney won in the south-west London constituency of Richmond Park overnight.
She beat the area's former MP Zac Goldsmith - who stood as an independent after quitting the Tories over airport expansion.
Earlier this year he ran to be London mayor - denying claims of racism during that campaign.
It's something Labour candidate Christian Wolmar, who came third, was keen to raise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am
Hundreds of Surrey residents are petitioning to stop the council turning off street lights in a bid to save money.
The council has approved plans for 44,000 lights to be switched off between midnight at 5am.
The actions have prompted concern about safety, particularly for students or those who work late.
George Dokimakis started the petition and says people are being kept in the dark about the problems the switch-off could bring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am
Emergency services are dealing with a bus fire on Kingston High Street.
Police have closed the surrounding roads and pedestrians are being warned to stay away from the area.
The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says his team need to get over what he's called a "mini crisis".
They're only outside of the Premier League's relegation zone on goal difference after losing their last six matches.
The pressure's building on Pardew - and bookmakers believe he could be the next top flight boss to be sacked.
But he's not asked the club's hierarchy for clarification on his future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am
An ex-Chelsea player claims he was paid 50-thousand pounds by the club, not to speak out about allegedly being sexually abused by a former chief scout.
Gary Johnson's told the Daily Mirror the Premier League side asked him to sign a 'gagging order'.
Earlier this week Chelsea said an external law firm is carrying out an investigation into a former employee - but it won't comment on details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am
A Wandsworth woman has been jailed after police found a sawn-off shotgun in her bedroom wardrobe.
27 year old Tahira Nelson-Warbuton was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to cause fear or violence.
Officers also found a large amount of cash at her home.
She’s believed to have been holding the gun for another person.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 am
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's charity foundation has been cleared of fraud and corruption allegations.
But an investigation by the Charity Commission has suggested potential donors may have been misled - and has suggested ways the foundation can become more transparent.
The Daily Mail had claimed only a small amount of one-point-seven-million pounds donated had gone to help causes in Africa.
Drogba's seeking damages and an apology from the newspaper.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 am
Chelsea's Victor Moses says what's happened to him this season is something he never envisaged.
The Nigeria international's become a regular for the Premier League leaders under new manager Antonio Conte.
Moses has spent most of his time at Stamford Bridge out on loan.
He said he didn't see the transformation from attacker to wing-back coming.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 am
Olney pulls off surprise win in Richmond Park by-election
Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Olney has pulled off a surprise victory in the Richmond Park by-election.
She won with a majority of 1,874 finishing ahead of Zac Goldsmith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am
Police investigate university fire in Egham
A 21-year-old man’s been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at the Royal Holloway University of London in Egham yesterday evening.
Police and fire crews were called at about 8pm following the discovery of a number of fires in a dormitory building believed to have been started deliberately.
Residents were evacuated and there have been no reported injuries.
The incident resulted in significant fire damage to at least one room on the dormitory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am