AFC Wimbledon in action. + plus news from the Bees
A hoped for win over Aldershot Town by the Dons disappeared in the final few minutes of the match on Saturday the 10th of September.
Danny Hilton scored to level the final result to Aldershot Town one, the Dons one.
AFC player Max Porter had scored in the 17th minute.
More than four thousand fans were at the match.
Elsewhere the Bees beat Wycombe in League 1 where Brentford scored 1,Wycome Wanderes nil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm
Hounslow seeks its own Top Model
Hounslow is looking for its very own 'Top Model' to be the 'Face of the Treaty Centre'.
The event is open to anyone over the age of 10 regardless of gender, height, size or shape.
You'll get the chance to strut your stuff between 10 and 4 today at the Treaty Centre with fashion photographer Richard Burns on hand.
The prizes include a professional photo session.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am
No free parking for Kingston dentist
A Kingston dentist who used a dead man's disabled badge to park his Ferrari for free has been fined nearly two thousand two hundred pounds.
33 year old Dr. Chirag Patel admitted using the badge 6 times until he transferred a £540 permit from his old Bentley to the new car.
The badge belonged to his business partner's father who died a year earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am
Meredith Kercher's flatmate expects freedom
The US student jailed for killing Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, has told Italian papers she is hopeful of being home for the American holiday of Thanksgiving on November 24th.
Amanda Knox is appealing her conviction for the 2007 murder of her flatmate and believes the Court is finally listening to her version of events.
She says she always thought the truth would emerge.
In July forensic experts said the DNA evidence used in the original trial was unreliable and errors had been made. Prosecution requests this week for another review of the evidence were rejected.
Knox was sentenced to 26 years for the murder and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito received a 25 year sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am
Friday, 9 September 2011
Teenager is stabbed in Wimbledon
Police are appealing for witnesses after a stabbing in Wimbledon earlier today.
The incident was reported at quarter past four when Police and Ambulance crews were called to Wimbledon Bridge.
The victim is believed to be an eighteen year old male.
He was taken to hospital where his condition is said to be life threatening.
No arrest have yet been made and the investigation is on going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm
20% of reported cases of rape in Surrey classed as "No Crime"
Police forces up and down the country are showing wide differences in the way allegations of rape are recorded.
The rates of offences being classified as “no crime” varies from 2 per cent to 30.
In Surrey reports of sexual assault being classed as no crime is over 20 per cent, where as in Gloucestershire, its 2.4 per cent.
Victim support groups have criticised the act of “no crime-ing”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Paralympic training in Surrey urges people to snap up tickets
A Croatian Paralympic hopeful training in Surrey wants people to support the game by snapping up tickets, which are on sale.
Swimmer Dino Sinovcic spent a week preparing for the event at Surrey Sports Park.
The council wants to attract Olympic nations to the county by offering up to £25,000 to spend on training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm
Girl from Ashford found safe and sound
A 14-year-old girl from Ashford, who had been missing since the early hours of Sunday has been found safe and well.
The teenager had been staying with a friend in New Malden.
Police received a large number of calls and information from members of the public which greatly assisted enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm
Police in Sutton awarded after work during the riots
Police in Sutton who helped restore order in Tottenham during the riots last month have been honoured for their bravery.
They were awarded by Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin at a ceremony in South London.
Officers used ‘extraction teams’ to rescue injured officers and a photographer who were attacked by around 300 people.
Police who tackled a 50 strong group of looters in Sutton High Street were also commended for their courage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
2 Men jailed after Robbery in Acton
Two men from North Kensington have been jailed for a robbery at a hotel in Acton.
27 year old Anthony Roberts and 30 year old Sean Murphy were sentenced at Kingston Crown court.
They and two other men burst into the Travelodge and demanded access to the safe in January.
The gang threatened a member of staff with what is thought to be a gun and held a knife to the throat of another victim.
The men who stole money and a phone were also found guilty of a robbery of a house in Herefordshire in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Man quizzed in connection with attack in Esher
Police have arrested a man in connection with a sex attack in Esher.
The man in his early forties from north London was detained in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Police are investigating an attack in a car park at the rear of the Post Office last month.
The man's been released on police bail until next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
Police investigate sex attack in Epsom
Detectives are appealing for the public’s help after a 25-year-old woman was raped by a man she met in an Epsom pub.
The victim had been drinking in Epsom when she met two men in the Assembly Rooms pub in the High Street last night.
When the pub closed the woman was taken to an address where the attack took place.
The suspect is a black man, in his late 20s, approximately 5ft 9’ tall, of medium build and with a shaved head.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm
Wandsworth Council hits back at empty highstreet claims
Wandsworth Council has hit back at claims its high street is deserted.
A recent survey revealed a third of its shops in the South Side Shopping Centre are vacant.
However, the council claims they’re left empty to make way for town centre redevelopment.
The authority says its asking questions into where the Survey Company obtained its figures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
East/West job divide in London
It appears that London is developing an East West divide when it comes to your chances on getting a job.
The Trades Union Congress has revealed that there's more job seekers applying per vacancy in the East of the capital.
The figures reveal that Kingston is the second best place to get a job in London because on average there's only 3 people applying for a vacancy.
Richmond also scored highly, with only 3 people applying for a single job application.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm
QPR manager keen on Beckham
QPR manager Neil Warnock has refused to rule out the possibility of signing David Beckham.
The club's owner Tony Fernandes says he's keen on making an approach.
Warnock says he's a big fan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
David Walliams suffers "Thames Tummy"
A comedian who's swimming the length of the Thames for Sport Relief is reported to have been seriously affected by the sewage.
Little Britain Star David Walliams was dragged out of the water on Day 3 of the challenge after developing “Thames Tummy”
He started in Oxford and aims to pass through Staines, Kingston and Brentford finishing up at Big Ben in the next few days.
He tweeted this morning saying that his stomach is still a problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Judge rejects review of Amanda Knox case
A judge in Italy has rejected a request for a new review of evidence in the appeal of Amanda Knox.
The American is trying to overturn her conviction for the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher in Perugia.
The decision to deny more DNA testing is a blow to the prosecution - because that evidence is crucial, and much of the appeals outcome hinges on it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Police hunt hit and run driver in Addlestone
Police are appealing for help in tracing a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene of a collision in Addlestone this morning.
It left an elderly woman with serious injuries.
The green hatchback-style car was reversing in the car park of the Tesco store in Station Road when it struck the woman in her nineties at around 10.40am.
The driver initially got out of the car but quickly returned to the wheel and drove off.
The driver is white, in his late seventies with thinning white hair and was around 5ft 5.
Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the car park at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Preview of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand
The rugby world cup kicks off this Friday in New Zealand, Natalie Osborne looks ahead to the action.
Distraction thefts hit Morden
Officers in Morden are urging pensioners to be wary. After an 84 year old was conned out of a £100.
Two men approached the woman living in St Helier Avenue claiming to work for the council.
He said he was checking the property, but this wasn’t the case, the second man made off with the ladies money as she was distracted.
Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm
Sutton police give out a warning to motorists
People in Worcester Park and Cheam are being told to lock up their cars tight after 10 reports of vehicle break-ins the space of two weeks.
Thieves targeted Lynwood Drive, Tudor Avenue, Oaks Avenue and Newbolt Avenue during early hours.
Sat Navs, Wallets, Cameras and other valuables were the items of choice.
Sutton Police have warned to leave everything out of sight, and to lock your car when left unattended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Buildings owned by Surrey County County get a solar upgrade
Solar panels are to be installed on Surrey County Council buildings.
The Council says the move is set to save taxpayers 2 million pounds.
Early next year solar panels should be on the roofs of up to 25 buildings.
Buildings being considered include Chertsey Library, Dorking Fire Station, and the Surrey History Centre in Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Police make fresh appeals over missing girl in Ashford
Police are making appeals after a girl from Ashford has not been seen for the last 48 hours.
14 year old Sara Jedrzejewska, of Wrens Avenue was last seen in the early hours of Sunday Morning.
Sara is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, slim build with long black hair and dark brown eyes
Anyone with any information are being urged to contact police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Fresh list of Surrey Library closures
A whole new list of Surrey libraries could be under threat.
A new report by Surrey County Council has revealed 9 could face closure including Hersham, Knaphill, Shepperton and West Byfleet.
Local communities are being advised to take over the responsibility of running the facilities to avoid the closures.
Surrey’s mobile library services finish at the end of this month as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm
Shooting Star CHASE scores support from football club
Shooting Star CHASE has teamed up with Brentford FC as part of The Football League’s official charity partnership with Help the Hospices, a national charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK.
Last season’s football league crowds reached 16 million, and according to statistics half of those supporters will know someone who has been cared for by a hospice.
This season, millions of supporters across The Football League’s 72 clubs share one goal, to champion the cause of local hospices across England and Wales, and like Football League clubs, hospices are at the heart of their communities.
To celebrate the launch of the partnership, families cared for by Shooting Star CHASE are invited to watch Brentford FC take on Colchester United on 13 September 2011 at 7.45pm. Before the game, they will have the chance to meet some of the players and have their picture taken with the team mascot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Driver loses control in Claygate
Two children on bikes have been hit by a car in Claygate.
The driver of the vehicle lost control in Stevens Lane just after 3.30 this afternoon.
It mounted the pavement before crashing into a tree.
The children, believed to be seven and nine years old, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The driver and passenger of the car suffered leg and head injuries and have been taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm
Rescuers’ duck quest succeeds after six months
A sick duck that defied animal rescuers for six months has at last been caught and taken away to a wildlife hospital for treatment.
The male mallard was first spotted at Ashtead Pond back in the spring and was seen to have a large growth to the side of his beak. Paramedics from the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s animal hospital in Randalls Road, Leatherhead were called out to retrieve him and treat what was at first thought to be a tumour. But time and again, every attempt to get the drake failed as he flew away as soon as his would-be rescuers approached him.
Then, a few days ago, the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s rescue team – charity founder Simon Cowell MBE, together with vet nurse Lucy Kells and her husband Sean – managed to grab the drake (though this involved Sean having to wade into the muddy pond up to his neck!) and they have been able to bring him into the hospital for examination and treatment. It was only possible to catch him at last because he had become very weak recently due to the increasing seriousness of his sickness.
Back at the hospital, a thorough examination and x-ray revealed that the growth on the mallard’s face was not a tumour but a swelling caused by the infection from a large fish-hook lodged inside his mouth. He will be operated on this week, and Simon and the team are hopeful he will be able to recover from this nasty injury – although it is likely he will need a long period of rehabilitation at the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s hospital.
“I’m so glad we caught him at last, as the x-ray shows very clearly what a major problem he’s had these past few months,” says Simon. “We can only guess at the terrible pain he must have been in all this time, without anyone to help him. Seeing this huge fishing hook stuck inside the drake’s mouth is a reminder that the biggest danger faced by wildlife is, as usual, from Man.”
The Foundation is open 24/7 and deals with some 20,000 wildlife emergencies every year. For more information go to www.wildlifeaid.org.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Police appeal for witnesses after unprovoked assault
Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault in Ewell last month.
A man was sending a text message on his phone when another approached him and punched him in the face.
The 21-year-old victim suffered a cut lip, which required several stitches.
Officers would like to hear from anyone in the High Street area at around 10pm on Sunday the 14th August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Fatal road collision in Epsom
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a collision between a car and van in Epsom this morning.
The 80-year-old driver of the Ford Fiesta died at the scene – the driver of the silver VW panel van sustained neck injuries.
He’s currently being treated at St Helier hospital.
Anyone in the Longmead Road area at around 9am is urged to contact Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Motorcyclist dies after collision with tractor
A 77-year-old motorcyclist from Woking has died after a collision with a tractor.
The man died at the scene of the accident on Lavington Common Road in West Sussex last night.
He hasn’t been named.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Fire Brigade issue warning after second cigarette related fire
Fire crews have had to deal with a second blaze caused by someone carelessly discarding a cigarette in as many days.
A house on Portslade Road in Clapham was damaged in the early hours of this morning.
Yesterday a ground floor flat in Mitcham was badly damaged – while a man was treated for smoke inhalation.
London Fire Brigade are reminding people to make sure cigarettes are put out properly – and properties have working smoke alarms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm
Concern for missing Ashford teenager
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old girl missing from Ashford.
Sara Jedrzejewska hasn’t been seen since leaving her house in the early hours of Sunday morning.
She’s white, 5 foot 8 tall, of slim build with black hair and dark brown eyes.
Officers believe she could be in the Feltham or Hounslow areas.
Anyone with information should call Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Monday, 5 September 2011
Man seriously injured after Sutton road collision
A man’s suffered serious pelvis and shoulder injuries after a car was in collision with a motorbike in Sutton this morning.
The 22-year-old is being treated at the serious trauma unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
Another person received minor injuries and was taken to St Helier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am
Rail ticket offices under threat
A union claims a quarter of railway ticket offices in England and Wales could close under recommendations being made to the government.
Among those under threat are said to be Addlestone, Ashtead, Brentford, Chessington South, Ewell East, Hinchley Wood, Mitcham Junction, Tadworth, Tattenham Corner, Tolworth, Tooting, West Sutton and West Ealing.
The Transport Salaried Staffs Association says more than a thousand jobs would go if the suggestions on how to save money go ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
Ken Livingstone on the campaign trail in Richmond
Ken Livingstone’s back on the campaign trail in Richmond today.
Ahead of next year’s mayoral elections he’s touring London’s boroughs to meet and find out about residents concerns.
Livingstone met commuters at Richmond station this morning – and is taking a tour of the Town Centre this lunchtime.
Later today he’ll be at Twickenham station – and will then hold a question and answer session at a public meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am
Controversial Charlton Lane plans debated in Parliament
Controversial plans to extend the Charlton Lane recycling plant in Shepperton are being debated in Parliament today.
MP for Spelthorne Kwasi Kwarteng is to speak in the half-hour adjournment debate this afternoon.
Surrey County Council granted planning permission for a gasification chamber – which heats waste to produce energy.
Residents living nearby say they fear it will lead to increased pollution and traffic problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am
Man recovering after Ealing shooting
A man’s recovering this morning after being shot in West Ealing.
The victim was attacked in the early hours of yesterday morning on Uxbridge Road.
His condition is not thought to be life threatening.
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Richmond rower excels in Slovenia
Rower Andrew Triggs Hodge of Molesey Boat Club took a silver medal for Britain yesterday at the World Championships in Slovenia.
He teamed with Peter Reed in the men's pair to finish behind New Zealand.
Richmond's Alan Campbell won a bronze in the men's single scull.
It was a good day for Britain with gold medals coming in the women's lightweight quadruple scull and the women's double scull.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am
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.