Oxford gets back to winning ways in West London
Oxford have secured a big upset in the 157th Boat Race.
They've beaten odds-on favourites Cambridge by around four lengths, crossing the finishing line at Chiswick Bridge 14 seconds ahead of their university rivals.
Oxford won the toss, choosing the Surrey Station, before setting off from Putney Bridge just after 5pm.
Oxford last tasted success in 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm
Friday, 25 March 2011
Sentences for fighting Chelsea fans
Twenty five men have been sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for their involvement in football fan clashes in Fulham that took place a year ago.
Many were given prison terms between 6 and 18 months. Some received community orders.
They join a further 27 who were sentenced at the beginning of February.
Over 200 people took part in the confrontation on the Kings Road in February 2010 when Chelsea played against Cardiff City in the 5th round of the FA Cup.
Bricks and traffic cones were used as missiles in addition to hand to hand fighting. A number of police officers were injured in the affray.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 pm
Man found with burns in Leatherhead is now stable condition
A man discovered with life-threatening burn injuries in Leatherhead is now in a stable condition in hospital.
Paramedics were called to Station Approach yesterday morning and the man, who’s in his 20s, was flown to a specialist burns unit.
Two men arrested following the incident have since been released, and a Police spokesman has said that it doesn’t appear a third party was involved.
Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm
Delroy Grant is sentenced to life behind bars
The man dubbed the ‘Night Stalker’ rapist has been jailed for life.
Delroy Grant raped and assaulted elderly victims over a period of 17 years in south London and Surrey.
He must serve at least 27 years.
The 53-year-old was convicted of 29 offences – including attacks in Croydon, Thornton Heath and Coulsdon.
Reporter Enda Brady is at Woolwich Crown Court where a victim impact statement was read out on behalf of an elderly lady.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm
Man arrested over a shooting outside of Wandsworth prison
Another man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside Wandsworth prison.
A 33 year old man is being questioned in connection with the death of Darcy Austin Bruce who was gunned down in 2009.
Three men have already been charged with the murder and are awaiting trial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm
A man appears in court for attempted murder of two police officers
A man’s appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two police officers in Ealing.
30 year old John Onyenaychi from Stratford in East London is accused of stabbing a PC and a PCSO –
while they were on patrol on Ealing Broadway last December.
He’s been remanded in custody until another hearing in May. A trial is set for October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm
A Streatham gang is found guilty for torturing and kidnapping a man
4 Gang members have been found guilty at Croydon Crown Court for kidnapping and torturing a man in Streatham in Feburary of last year.
The victim was bundled into a car and taken a property in Hopton Road, where by ransom of 25 thousand was put up to his release.
Brothers Kareem and Andre Ricketts along with Jeremiah clarke and Daniel Gagliano were all found guilty of false imprisonment.
They will be sentenced on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Tree surgeon attacked in Chiswick
A tree surgeon's recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the head over a row over his work on Chiswick High Road.
The 48-year-old was attacked after he asked a woman to stay clear from council workmen cutting branches outside Prebend Mansions.
He suffered a fractured skull and is in a stable condition in hospital.
Police are looking for a black woman, aged about 30 and 5 foot 8 tall and wearing a red and yellow beanie hat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm
McLaren confident ahead of season opener
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are optimistic they can fight for victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.
The Surrey based McLaren drivers have struggled with pace and reliability in pre-season testing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm
Rider injured in Brentford crash
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with leg and back injuries after a crash in Brentford.
The rider was in collsion with a lorry just before mid-day on the Great West Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Man badly injured in Leatherhead
A man's been taken to hospital with severe burn injuries after being found near to Leatherhead station.
Police say the man's condition is life threatening and they are currently investigating how he suffered the injuries on Station Approach.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the inquiry
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm
The Night Stalker, Delroy Grant has been found guilty
A man's been found guilty of string of sex attacks on elderly men and women.
Delroy Grant - dubbed the Night Stalker - preyed on pensioners in south London for 17years until his arrest in 2001.
He's been found guilty of 29 counts of attacks on 18 victims.
Police have apologised for missed chances to stop his "awful and disturbing crimes".
Teenage boy missing after boat capsizes in Cobham
A teenage boy is missing this morning after an inflatable dinghy capsized at Heath Field Pond in Cobham yesterday afternoon.
A 17-year-old boy, who was also in the dinghy, was rescued and taken to Epsom General Hospital – where he is in a stable condition.
A police search was called off at 2am and is set to resume later this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am
Two men jailed over drugs and gun offences
Two men from Wallington have been jailed for six years each after being found guilty of firearms and drugs offences.
Tariq Hussein and Asif Ahmed were arrested after police found them with a sawn-off shotgun and pistol on the Roundshaw Estate.
Ammunition and cocaine were also found after a search of a nearby car.
The 18 and 19 year old both pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am
Kingstonian promotion push back on
Kingstonian’s push for promotion from the Ryman Premier looks back on.
They’re up to sixth after beating Hastings 2-1 last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Wallington man sentenced to 40 months for theft
A man from Wallington has been jailed for 40 months today for the theft of nearly two thousand pounds from vulnerable victims.
70 year old Tony Barlow defrauded a disabled man and woman, forcing them to make payments to Africa for bogus investments.
Barlow was sentenced for eleven counts of theft last month at Croydon Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Police in Surrey hunt stolen lemur
Police are investigating after the theft of two exotic animals in Surrey.
A lemur and green parrott where taken from their cages at Beaver Water world in Tatsfield.
Police say it's vital they are returned as they have specific welfare needs.
Officers say the lemur is elderly and requires a special diet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Locomotive moves from Leatherhead
A ‘much loved’ steam locomotive has been moved from Leatherhead to a new home in Sussex.
Steam enthusiasts bought the engine from Mole Valley District Council to help restore it to its original glory.
Work to move the 35-tonne locomotive, which has been stationary for 25 years, took four months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Fulham's Kamara joins Leicester
Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara has joined Sven-Goran Eriksson's Leicester City on loan.
It's a deal until the end of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm
A 90 year old man dies after crash in Little Bookham
A pensioner involved in a road traffic collision in Little Bookham has died in hospital.
The collision occurred last night on Guildford Road, close to the junction with Woodlands Road, and involved three cars.
The driver of a Mondeo, a 90-year-old local man, was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, where he died this morning.
His next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
Woman from Ewell sentenced for benefit fraud
A woman from Ewell has been convicted of three counts of benefit fraud.
Joanne Stringer – who now lives on Merseyside – failed to report a change in her personal circumstances and that she was living with a partner while claiming.
She was given a six month prison setence suspended for 2 years and must carry out a 100 hours unpaid work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Elderly man charged with Sutton murder
An 87-year-old man has been charged with the murder of an elderly woman in Sutton.
Frank Crowther appeared before magistrates via videolink this morning.
83 year old Winifred Crowther was found dead on Lumley Road in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
Mail jobs in Battersea set to go
The Royal Mail have announced that it will cut over one and a half thousand jobs.
1,700 jobs are set to go and mail centres in Battersea and Bromley-by-Bow will close.
The job losses include over 750 employees in London and 1,000 managers across Britain.
With the volume of mail falling – the company say closing the two centres will save them around 30-million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
Special guest for Kingston Uni students
Kingston Business School graduates recently took the chance to meet PR guru Max Clifford, whose clients have included Simon Cowell, Mohamed Al-Fayed and Jade Goody at an Association of Business Schools event in London.
As well as hearing an address from Mr Clifford, the Kingston University graduates were able to network with around 800 alumni from other leading business schools.
Collectively, the 19 business schools in the Association’s Alumni Networking group are in regular contact with more than half a million professionals.
Max Clifford was extremely supportive of this new collaboration, of which Kingston is a founding member.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am
Monday, 21 March 2011
Trial halted after Judge claims he is troubled by evidence
A father from Wimbledon accused of killing his baby son by shaking him has walked free from the Old Bailey, after a judge said he was "extremely troubled" by the case.
It was alleged Matthew Addy inflicted the fatal injuries to the youngster after finding the responsibilities of fatherhood "daunting".
Prosecutors dropped a manslaughter charge against him after the baby's mother gave evidence at the trial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Three houses in Croydon affected by blaze
Firefighters are battling a blaze along a row of terraced houses in Croydon.
The fire on Tankerton Terrace has affected three houses along Mitcham Road.
It’s not yet known what caused the fire to break out at around 11 0’clock this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
Police investigate shooting in Streatham
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenager was shot in the stomach in Streatham.
It happened in the stairwell of a blocks of flats in Palace Road on Saturday night.
The 17 year old is now in a stable condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Teenager in court on murder charge
A teenager has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a woman in Sutton.
35 year old mother Louisa Brannan was found stabbed to death at a flat in Oakwood Court last Monday morning.
18 year old Reece Ludlow appeared at Camberwell Magistrates Via Videolink this morning.
He was remanded in custody and the case has been referred to crown court
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Drink drive limit stays
The Government's ruled out lowering the legal drink-drive limit.
The decision follows a recommendation in a Whitehall-commissioned report last year that the limit be reduced from 80-miligrams of alcohol per 100-mililetres of blood to 50-miligrams.
Transport Secretary and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond says improving enforcement rather than lowering the limit is likely to have more impact on drivers who "flagrantly ignore" current regulations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
McLaren pick up the pace
McLaren believe their new car will be much faster in Sunday's first race of the 2011 season than in the final pre-season test in Barcelona.
The Woking team's car has been off the pace of front-runners Red Bull and Ferrari but big alterations have been made.
Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh says the changes are intended to deliver more than a second in performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Man charged with Sutton murder to appear in court
An 18-year-old man will appear in court today charged with the murder of a woman in Sutton.
The body of 35 year old Louisa Brennan was found at a flat in Oakwood Court.
She’d been stabbed.
Reece Ludlow will appear in front of magistrates via videolink.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Black and Asian population asked to donate in SW London
Black and Asian people living in South West London are being urged to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
83 people out of the area's 133 waiting for a transplant, are of ethnic minority.
According to research, they have to wait three times longer for an organ to become available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm
Less pubs for Epsom?
Epsom and Ewell Council says it may need to limit the amount of pubs in the borough.
It is currently carrying out a consultation to hear residents' views about alcohol culture in the town centre.
It claims the town is saturated with pubs and clubs.
Any policy brought in to limit such venues, would cover the High Street, Derby Square, Waterloo Road and Station Approach.
The consultation will end on May 4th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm
Police arrest man in connection with stabbing in Sutton
Police have arrested 18 year old Reece Ludlow in connection with the death of a woman in Sutton last week.
35 year old mother of three Louisa Brannan, was found by officers at a flat in Oakwood Court, early on Monday morning.
This picture, is the first one released of her.
A post mortem carried out on Thursday revealed she died of multiple stab wounds.
Mr Ludlow is being questioned by detectives after the arrest last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm
St John Ambulance - new first aid drive
Saint John Ambulance has launched a new first aid training drive in Surrey.
It will visit nearly 20 centres including Epsom and Walton on Saturday the 2nd of April.
Last year they trained more than fifteen hundred people in one day.
There's more information at sja.org.uk/surrey or, phone 01483 450 000 and select option 3.
of many reasons why we are so useful to South West London...
our very own news team bringing you stories that are relevant to you
and your area.
If you have a press release
or would like to send in news then pop off an e-mail to [email protected]
Rod enjoys and plays all sports and could have been a cricketer if hadn't taken his eye off the ball at a crucial moment.
Lucy is the Senior Broadcast Journalist at Jackie and also the Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.
Leigh-Ann loves news and current affairs. She started life in Zimbabwe, but lives in Clapham. She's embraced life here and loves making the most of everything the area has to offer.
Sarah was schooled in Kingston and she likes jogging around Bushy Park.
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.
Deborah may have started life on a farm in Ohio, USA, but is a long time resident of South West London. Her current loves are fusing glass, good meals out, and dancing.
Dave never cooks and likes a glass of red wine while not drinking Guinness. He is also a chocoholic.
Natalie presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.
Andrew is Wimbledon born, loves challenges: trekking Nepal, diving with sharks, snowmobiling the Arctic. He says there's nothing better than being just outside your comfort zone as you're only here once.
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.
Paul grew up in Fetcham and now lives in Teddington with his wife, two cats and a dog. He supports Fulham and plays in a band.
Haz is from Hampton and loves all genre in music, but has a soft spot for reggae and Bob Marley.
Emma used to walk past Jackie when she was younger and wonder what it looked like inside. Now she knows.
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.
Juliette says she's generally one of those people who hates to miss out on things, so she can sometimes be quite hard to pin down! She's probably at a gig, theatre, bar, pub, or on a walk.
Ellie is from Thames Ditton and is learning Hindi very slowly.
Rosalyn hails from Richmond via Paris but she has a big love of Scottish rugby.
Martha was originally called Lettuce, but thankfully her parents saw sense.
Scott has lived around Kingston all of his life, but has a special connection to Richmond Park. He loves watching sport.
Iona enjoys writing plays, poetry and kayaking.
Ed was born and raised in South West London. Having competed in alpine skiing at the Olympic Games, he’s a lover of speed on a motorbike, car or on skis.
Grace wants to be the next Mary Berry, failing that, she's happy being a journalist! She recently started a vinyl record collection and loves old movies.
Katie is a Kingston girl who loves sport. She’s played hockey for England, but now enjoys cycling in the Surrey Hills with a good coffee and cake to finish.
Adam is passionate about football and Jaffa Cakes.
David presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.
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.
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.
Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.
Warren loves rowing, playing piano and drums (not at the same time though!), and old BBC comedies.
Jamie’s hobbies include acting, writing, and eating cake.
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.