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Friday, 12 July 2013

BA says sorry for Murray comments

BA has issued a statement saying they are sorry for an area manager's insulting postings about Andy Murray’s mum during Sunday’s famous Wimbledon win.

They say that Simon Taylor from Staines has publicly apologised on facebook for his comments made while off duty.

He has subsequently taken the comments down.

BA say they are taking the matter seriously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Chelsea loan out Romeu
Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has moved back to Spain on loan.

He'll spend the forthcoming season at Valencia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Motorist fined for ' fake' blue badge
A motorist from Worcester Park who used a fake ‘blue badge’ disabled parking permit to dodge paying to park in Kingston has ended up more than £400 out of pocket.

76 year old Robert Simmonds admitted photocopying a blue badge and inserting someone else’s details.

The court heard that a traffic warden reported seeing a photocopy of a blue badge issued by Sutton Council in a car in Lady Booth Road in Kingston in November last year.

Simmonds told the court that he had been silly and couldn’t explain why he had done it.

Magistrates fined him £200 and ordered him to pay £200 costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Murray gets freedom of Borough
Andy Murray has been awarded the Freedom of the Borough in Merton.

Merton Council says it to acknowledge his outstanding contribution after being the first man to win the singles title in 77 years.

The borough will also award other Wimbledon greats, including 1977 women’s winner Virginia Wade.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Armed robbery in Staines
Detectives are investigating an armed robbery at a business premises in Staines.

It happened just after mid-day at a wholesalers on Langley Road.

Police say the investigation is still in the early stages but it’s believed two men entered wearing masks and white boiler style suits,one was carrying a baseball bat.

A man suffered head injuries during the robbery.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Wandsworth Exhibition Opened Today
A two day exhibition showcasing the changes taking place across Nine Elms, Vauxhall and Albert Embankment opened at 3pm.

The event offers people in Wandsworth the chance to register for new job and training opportunities which are being targeted towards the local community.

The Council says it's also a chance to talk to people involved in the schemes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Man talked down from Claygate Footbridge
Police were called to the A3 crossing over the southbound carriageway off Caerleon Close shortly after 8am.

Members of the public reported that a man in his late teens or early twenties was on the wrong side of the barrier.

Surrey and Met Police officers spoke with the man who voluntarily climbed back over the barrier and has since been taken to a place of safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Police investigate rape claim at Wimbledon
Police are investigating claims a woman was raped in the overnight queue for the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and bailed over the alleged attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Flotilla passes under new Walton Bridge
A flotilla of boats has passed under the new Walton Bridge.

It’s the first new road bridge to be built over the Thames for more than 20 years.

The celebrations marked the completion of the 32 million pound structure ahead of its official opening on July 22nd.

The new bridge replaces two temporary bridges connecting Walton and Shepperton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Tesco apologies over guide dog
Tesco has apologised after telling a young blind woman to leave her guide dog outside its Express store in Feltham.

21 year old Jade Sharp was reduced to tears after security staff refused to allow her in with ‘Brodie’.

He even had a harness which said’ I’m a working guide dog’.

Tesco says they’ve contacted Jade to apologise for this mistake and do allow guide dogs in store, and have reminded colleagues at the store.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Problems on the A3
Motorists are being advised to avoid the A3 at Wisley.

It’s due to a closure of the slip road onto the southbound carriageway from the M25 at junction 10.

It’s been put on for emergency road resurfacing to take place following a collision earlier today.

Police say congestion is likely and the slip road may be closed until tomorrow morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Croydon Attack- Police appealing for witnesses
A 21-year-old man was assaulted in Croydon town centre after a night out with friends last month.

The victim left Yates' bar on the High Street on his own. As he has made his way up Katherine Street, a group of four males attacked him leaving him with serious injuries to his face and jaw.

The suspects are all described as black males, with one said to have a cornrow hairstyle.

The victim made his way to his home in New Addington, where he was then taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

UPDATE: Fire in Hounslow treated as "suspicious" by Police
It's believed to have started in a flat above the Al Hamd shop in Central Parade on New Heston Road in the early hours of this morning.

A 44 year old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and another body found is believed to be male.

Two men remain in serious condition in hospital and 30 people were evacuated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Burglary in Epsom- police appealing for information
It happened yesterday morning at a property on Cheam Road.

The offenders left the scene in a vehicle which was parked illegally.

They are described as three Eastern European men aged in their mid 30s, slim and were wearing dark coloured scarves across their faces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

Feltham Prison labelled as "unacceptably violent"
A report's found Feltham Prison and Young Offender Institution was covered in gang graffiti - and witnessed on average almost two fights or assaults every day.

The young offenders' institution in west London has been labelled an "unacceptably violent place" by HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

From the autumn Feltham will no longer hold young adult remand prisoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Fatal Fire In Hounslow

Two people have died and two are being treated in hospital for multiple injuries following a fire in a flat in Hounslow.

An injured person was found in the street on New Heston Road but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second person was discovered inside the flat.

Three people are also believed to have jumped from the burning block in the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews from Heston, Feltham, Northolt, Southall, Hayes and Ealing fire stations attended the incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Inquest has found a man being deported was unlawfully killed.
46 year old Jimmy Mubenga became ill on a BA flight as the aircraft prepared to leave Heathrow in October 2010.

The father-of-five had been restrained by G4S security guards, an inquest jury at Isleworth Crown Court heard.

He was being deported from the UK to Angola after serving a two-year prison sentence for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Police investigate a distraction burglary in Wallington.

Two men tricked a 91 year old year old woman by posing as water board officials to get into her flat.

They stole jewellery including her gold wedding ring and Opal and diamond engagement ring

The victim’s granddaughter says she’s devastated after losing her highly treasured rings given to her from her late husband.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Karagounis re-signs for Fulham
Veteran midfielder Giorgos Karagounis has signed a new one year deal at Fulham.

Greece's most capped player joined the west London club last September and established himself in the first team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Third man arrested in connection with abuse investigation in Barnes

Police investigating historic allegations of child abuse at the Elm Guest House in Barnes in the early 1980s have arrested a third man.

The 69-year-old was arrested in west London on suspicion of the possession of indecent images of children.

He was taken into police custody and has since been bailed until September pending further inquiries.

Two other men arrested in connection with the investigation remain on bail on suspicion of sexual offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Croydon Schools Top List To Become Academies

More schools are applying to become academies across London according to official data analysed by the union, GMB.

Croydon has seen the biggest increase in London with 14 per cent of Primaries and 41per cent of secondary’s applying.

The GMB says its concerned for the support staff of schools when they leave the State system as it claims they are often the first threatened.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Barry George loses legal battle
Barry George has lost his legal battle for compensation as a victim of a "'miscarriage of justice".

He spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando.

The latest legal move at the Court of Appeal followed the dismissal of his claim by two High Court judges in January.

Miss Dando was shot dead outside her home in Fulham in 1999.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Lendl - 'Murray is number 1'
Andy Murray's coach, Ivan Lendl, believes the Wimbledon champion is the world's number one tennis player.

The man he beat in Sunday's final, Novak Djokovic, is officially ranked ahead of him at the top of the standings.

Murray's points total is some way behind, but Lendl says the two grand slam titles he holds and Olympic gold mean nobody is better than him at the moment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Monday, 8 July 2013

Collision brings Kingston to a standstill
Kingston one-way system has been brought to a standstill after police were called to the scene of a collision around 6pm.

A number of people, including pedestrians, were injured in the incident on Clarence Street at the junction with Wood Street.

One woman was treated at the scene before being airlifted to hospital.

Roads remain closed with emergency services remaining on the scene. Delays are expected for some time yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

Epsom man jailed for graffitti attacks
A man from Epsom who carried out a spree of graffiti attacks on trains across the country has been jailed for 27 months.

Twenty Six year old Tomasz Haluszczak was found guilty of 14 counts of causing criminal damage.

During a spree which lasted more than a year he caused damage worth a total of £60,000 across the rail network.

He was arrested in September last year when two members of security staff spotted him at Epsom rail station.

Other offences took place at locations including Chessington South, Horsham and Acton Town.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

Police issue reminder
With the warm weather Surrey Police are reminding people to keep property and vehicles safe by following some simple crime prevention tips to deter opportunist thieves.

Police say every summer, there are numbers of crimes which can be avoided if householders and motorists give more thought to security.

They say a thief can gain entry through any gap larger than a human head.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Jose back at Chelsea
Jose Mourinho has returned to the Chelsea training ground to take his first pre-season session since returning to the club.

He's already signed German international Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen.

Mourinho won six trophies with Chelsea in his first spell in charge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Man pleads guilty to knifepoint robbery in Sutton
A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to carrying out a knifepoint robbery in Sutton.

It happened at Cashino Gaming in the High Street last month.

Daniel Morris was captured on CCTV both inside the shop and on the cameras in the High Street.

He will be sentenced next month.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

'Murrayton'
There’s a new borough in London today.

It’s as Merton Council has renamed itself for the day.

It’s now the ‘London Borough of Murrayton’ to mark Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Fatal collision in Fulham
A man’s died in a road accident Fulham.

Police were called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry in Fulham Palace Road, near the junction with Crabtree Lane at 10: 30 this morning.

An elderly man was pronounced dead at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Rugby Fever continues in Wimbledon
It is less than a week before veterans of rugby union come together to celebrate the Legends Rugby Festival.

This one-day tournament is taking place at Wimbledon RFC on Saturday 13th July. As well as children's and women's rugby, veterans of eight premiership clubs will come together, including Twickenham-based Harlequins.

With the monumental test series win by the British & Irish Lions over Australia at the weekend, interest in rugby union is on the increase.

Former England player Leon Lloyd is a co-director of Legends Rugby and you can hear his preview of the event on the Radio Jackie red button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Wimbledon Win For Murray

Andy Murray has called winning Wimbledon "the pinnacle of tennis".

The shadow of Fred Perry no longer hangs over him, after he became the first British men's singles champion in 77-years by beating Novak Djokovic.

He celebrated at last night's traditional champions' ball.

Murray says the noisy fans inside Centre Court played their part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of the terrorist atrocities across London
Lucy Mayer remembers some of the lives lost.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

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