Policing are appealing for assistance in tracing a woman who has been missing from Brentford since Friday.
39 year old Emelia Marfo Badu, was last seen at 6am at Maudsley House, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford. She is married with two young children.
Emelia is described as black, five feet five inches tall. She has shoulder length black hair and of medium build with brown eyes. It is believed she was wearing a pink coat over blue jeans when she went missing.
Anyone who has seen Emelia or knows of her whereabouts should call Hounslow Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 2548 of 1st June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm
Ruler of the World wins the Epsom Derby 2013
Ruler Of The World cruised to victory in The Derby at Epsom to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a fourth victory in the big race.
The 7-1 shot took up the running in the final two furlongs to cruise home ahead of Libertarian and Galileo Rock.
The heavily backed 5-4 favourite Dawn Approach was well beaten finishing 11th out of the 12 runners.
O'Brien said: We're just so lucky, we get these incredibly-bred horses and even before they are mated the dream is for this to happen.
Photo courtesy of @TheJockeyClubposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
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Police revisiting scene of crime at Epsom Derby
Detectives are visiting the Epsom Derby hoping to speak to people, who may hold vital information on a serious sexual assault which occurred at the event last year on Saturday the 4th of June.
The offence took place around 4pm near the fairground and music area of the racecourse when a 15-year-old school girl was taken to an area of woodland and was sexually assaulted by a boy she had met earlier in the day.
A second girl was also taken to the same area by another boy and assaulted suffering minor cuts and bruises.
Meanwhile, staff at Epsom hospital have warned that A&E is expected to be much busier than usual today, and visitors should try and use other services where possible.
The Queen also visited the Derby earlier, an annual tradition.
The 87 year old monarch is an avid racing fan. Her Majesty was accompanied by her husband The Duke of Edinburgh and her granddaughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
Friday, 31 May 2013
BA statement following interim report
Keith Williams, British Airways chief executive, said:
"We welcome the publication of the AAIB interim report. We continue to cooperate fully with the investigation team and can confirm that appropriate initial action has already been taken in accordance with the AAIB's safety recommendation to Airbus.
We regret we are precluded from releasing or discussing any additional details while the AAIB investigation is ongoing.
We commend the professionalism of the flight crew for the safe landing of the plane and the cabin crew and pilots for its safe evacuation.
We continue to offer our full support to those customers who were onboard the flight." posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm
Talent led a one-two for trainer Ralph Beckett in the Oaks at Epsom racecourse.
Ridden by Richard Hughes, the 20 to 1 shot finished ahead of stablemate Secret Gesture, who was priced at 2 to 1.
The Lark was back in third. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Emergency landing at Heathrow update
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has reported that two door coverings on the engines on the BA flight that had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow last Friday, were not attached properly after maintenance.
The investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch also confirms there was a fire in the right engine of the Airbus A319 - but the other engine was working normally.
BA says initial action has already been taken in line with safety recommendations.
Prayer for peace to welcome new Mayor
The new Mayor of Richmond has called for unity amongst faith leaders following the murder of drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
Leaders of a number of religions gathered at St Mary’s Church in Twickenham last weekend.
Over 200 people attended, including members of the armed forces.
A prayer for peace was made during the service. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
Epsom Derby update
Dawn Approach heads a field of 12 for Saturday's Derby at Epsom.
The Jim Bolger trained colt is aiming to become the third horse in five years to complete the 2000 Guineas and Derby double.
He's one of seven Irish-trained entries.
Libertarian is among three British based contenders. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm
Heftier fines for noise pollution
Airlines using Heathrow Airport are to face heavier fines for breaking noise pollution rules.
The "quieter Heathrow" plan will see airlines ranked by how loud they are.
It's part of efforts to limit disruption to residents and secure clearance for a potential third runway. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Police make arrest over bookmaker death in Morden
Detectives investigating the killing of a man at a bookmaker’s in Morden have arrested a suspect on suspicion of murder.
55 year old Andrew Iacovou from Sutton, died at the shop in Aberconway Road on Saturday morning.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blunt trauma to the head. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
London Broncos Captain Craig Gower has stepped down.
He’s had the role since joining the club last year.
Craig remains a key member of the squad and remains under contract until end of the 2014 season. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Tackling Noise At Heathrow
Heathrow is to rank airlines according to how noisy their planes are as part of a drive to make the airport quieter.
Bosses plan to significantly increase fines for companies who break noise limits and to trial new plane departure routes.
The airport's also considering introducing steeper approaches for planes and the establishment of a new noise insulation scheme for nearby homes and offices. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
Rare bird spotted in Barnes
A bird, almost driven to extinction in Britain, has reappeared in Barnes.
The rare Butcherbird has been spotted at the London Wetland Centre.
The red backed shrike got its name because of the way it impales its victims on thorns.
It was thought there were only two left . . . in Devon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am
Calls For Parkinson's Nurse For Kingston
Kingston is one of just four boroughs in the UK without a specialised Parkinson’s nurse.
The Parkinson’s charity says it has even offered to pay for the first two years of the post.
The claims come from a doctor based at the new Surbiton medical centre.
Dr Nassif Mansour has a special interest in neurological conditions.
Tube crime rises
The number of reported cases of violence on the London Undergound and Docklands Light Railway rose by more than 100 over the past year.
According to police figures, there were 1,897 incidents of violence against persons, compared to 1,792 the previous year.
Overall crime across London's entire transport network continues to fall. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Vision spells out brighter future for Beddington
A multi-million pound regeneration plan, looking to revitalise an area of the borough, has been launched today.
The Vision for Beddington will see a number of projects undertaken across Beddington and Hackbridge including the development of a Decentralised Heat Network in Hackbridge, Beddington Lane Improvements and an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £3million for Beddington Park.
The council has been working with residents for the last eight months to make improvements in the area and develop a vision to identify priority projects that will be delivered over the next year.
Speaking at the launch, Cllr Pat Ali, Ward Councillor for Beddington North said: “The regeneration of Beddington is key to the prosperity of the whole borough. This vision has been a collaborative effort between the council and residents and takes on board what people want to see developed in their area.We want people to be proud of where they live and we want people to know that their neighbourhoods are a reflection of their views and needs.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
Whitton Fraudster Cheats Taxpayer
A woman from Whitton has been found guilty of benefit fraud.
Sharon Harrison falsely claimed over 22-thousand pounds in income Support and Council Tax Benefit.
She pleaded guilty at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court and received a 6 week suspended sentence.
In addition to legal costs she’ll also have to repay the overpayment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Cyclist injured in Clapham
Detectives are investigating a hit and run in Clapham.
A cyclist was injured outside Clapham Common underground station yesterday morning
The 23 year old suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to hospital.
An 18 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
He’s been bailed until a date in June. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Police re-appeal after Epsom assault
Detectives will be at the Epsom Derby this weekend to try and get information on a serious sexual assault at last year’s event.
It took place near the fairground and music area of the racecourse.
A 15-year-old girl was taken to an area of woodland and sexually assaulted by a boy she’d met earlier in the day.
A second girl was also assaulted by another suspect.
The independent charity Crimestoppers have put up a reward of up to £3,000.
The offender’s white between 16 and 17, skinny with a prominent wide jaw, and with short ginger/blonde hair.
Tramlink campaign gets huge business support at Opportunity Sutton event
Sutton’s campaign to bring the Tramlink to the borough received a massive boost last week as key businesses rallied round to offer their support.
Over 100 guests, including Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for Transport, attended an event in Sutton town centre to demonstrate the progress made by the borough’s Opportunity Sutton programme – an economic strategy aimed at boosting inward investment and increasing the employment opportunities and prosperity of the borough - launched last June.
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