Rare figurines stolen
Police are hunting for two men who conned a pensioner from Kew and stole his life-long collection of rare soldier figurines, and cash.
The 82 year-old believed they were builders about to start his planned renovation, and allowed them into his home on the Avenue, to take measurements.
He was also taken to his bank where he withdrew cash to hand over to the suspects.
The two men are described as white and about thirty years old. They both spoke with a London accent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
Cause behind Heathrow crash identified
Air accident investigators looking into the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fire at Heathrow last week, may have identified the cause.
They’ve asked that until further notice, all Boeing 787’s switch off the transmitter used to locate aircraft after a crash.
Last Friday a fire on the parked Ethiopian Airlines plane closed the airport for 90 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Shephards Bush free school is outstanding
A primary school in Shepherds Bush has been described as outstanding following an Ofsted review.
It’s the first free school to achieve the ranking.
Inspectors praised Ark Conway for “high quality teaching”.
Free schools can be set up by community groups including charities and parents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am
Heathrow announced this week that it’s to push ahead with plans for a third and possibly fourth runway.
But the proposal’s sparked a backlash from residents’ groups with warnings of another High Court battle to prevent the expansion.
These Hatton residents have mixed views on the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am
Crackdown in Hounslow
Hounslow’s borough-wide controlled drinking zone (CDZ) comes into force today as part of a multi-agency crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
It means anyone caught drinking in public and creating a nuisance could be landed with a 500-pound fine.
The roll-out of the borough-wide CDZ is part of a series of police-led operations through the summer targeting a range of anti-social activities.
They include graffiti, street prostitution and drug abuse in Hounslow.
Similar measures are also being put in place in other London boroughs on the second anniversary of the riots in August 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Man jailed for 12 years
A man who killed a father of nine in Croydon has been jailed for 12 years.
39 year old Jason Lodge was found not guilty of murder, but convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey.
Victim David Petch, who was 55, was attacked in his flat in Croydon in April last year.
Fire in Mitcham
Firefighters are tackling a grass fire in an area the size of about four football pitches on Mitcham Common.
Crews were called to the blaze in Mitcham Common just before 12:30 and say the fire is now under control.
London Fire Brigade is dealing with 21 grass fires a day compared to five a day last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Air rifle attacks
The RSPCA has revealed that 799 air rifle attacks on animals were reported last year.
This represents an increase of 40 from 2011, of which one incident included a cat from Claygate.
The owners of seven-year-old Muffin were devastated after she had to be put down after being shot in the spine.
Figures from the first six months of this year show a worrying 438 shootings have been recorded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of 20-year-old midfielder Jose Campana from Sevilla.
The Spain Under 20 international joins from the La Liga side for an undisclosed fee.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am
Firefighter's jobs cut
Firefighters will stage a demonstration today outside a meeting where plans to close stations and cut jobs in London will be discussed.
The London Fire Authority will vote on whether to accept the closure of 10 fire stations, cut 14 fire engines and 552 jobs.
The plan was revised following public consultations - with two stations removed from the closure proposals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am
Fulham teenager found
A severly autistic teenager from Fulham has been found safe and well.
18 year old Paul Whittick, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was found by police in the Hammersmith & Fulham borough after he went missing on Wednesday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Guilty Verdict for Nightclub Murder in Kingston
Two men who were found guilty of murdering a man in a Kingston nightclub have been jailed for life.
19 year old Brandon Francis from Camberwell and 22 year old Levan Greenfield will have to serve a minimum of 21 years each.
The Old Bailey heard how 20 year old Jamie Sanderson had been leaving the Oceania when he had become involved in a minor dispute.
This led to a fight resulting in Jamie being fatally stabbed in the chest. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm
Man Absconded from Richmond Bail Hostel
Police in Richmond are appealing for information after a man absconded from a bail hostel.
23 year old Keiron Lee Kerswell had been serving a sentence for handling stolen goods before being released on licence.
He is wanted for re-call to prison after breaching the terms of his release.
Anyone who has seen Keiron Kerswell or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the police.
Trading Standards in Kingston are issuing a warning about misleading pricing.
They say some companies use pricing tricks to mislead customers.
Alonso Ercilla says buyers should be vigilant when shopping in order to avoid being hoodwinked by clever pricing strategies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Madness in concert
Ska band Madness, who formed in the late 70s will be performing tonight at Sandown park.
Having played on the roof of Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics closing ceremony last year, 2013 sees a summer of touring for the band.
Now in their third decade of performing and on the back of last year’s release of ‘Oui oui si si ja ja da da’ , lead singer Suggs tells us how they’ve evolved .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Arson in Chobham
A suspected arson attack at a nature reserve in Surrey has destroyed five acres of heathland.
The fire at Chobham Common started on Monday night.
The heathland is home to more than 300 plant species – many rare- and is managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Accidental death was the cause of a coach crash on the A3 last September which killed three people.
That was the verdict recorded by the Surrey Coroner following an inquest at Woking Borough Council.
Richard Travers said the collision happened after the front nearside tyre burst causing the vehicle to swerve out of control into a tree near Hindhead.
The tyre was later found to be more than 19 years old and the inquest heard that the reason it had failed so catastrophically was because it had perished through old age.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Teenager breaks swimming records
A teenager from Croydon has broken two long standing records at the Borough’s Swimming Association Championships.
Seventeen year old Tor Wheeler won the 100m backstroke taking home the Jim Moore Memorial Trophy and breaking a record that had stood for 19 years.
The club captain also won The Rex Aquae Challenge Cup by beating the 200m backstroke record that was 31 years old.
Tor is coached by Jamie Stewart, Head Coach of Croydon Amphibians Swimming Club.
The Croydon Borough Championships are held over several galas at Whitgift School.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Students from Tolworth Girls' School help build a library in Malawi
Schools may be breaking up soon for the summer however for some students at Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form, a long holiday is not what awaits them.
Instead these students, joined by teacher Nick Watson-Jones, are travelling to Malawi to help build a library.
Over the last few years the school has been raising money for the charity 'African Vision Malawi' (formerly Landirani Trust). In August these students will get to see first-hand how the money is making a difference.
Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne went along to the school to find out more: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
How the hot weather isn't helping South West London's wildlife
While you enjoy this warm weather, spare a thought for some of South West London’s wildlife.
Hedgehogs, cuckoos and some bees are all at threat of becoming extinct in the capital.
The RSPB has launched a special guide giving tips on how we can all help. You can download your guide by clicking here. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm
Concern as 12 year old girl goes missing from Croydon
Concern is growing for a missing twelve year old girl from Croydon who hasn’t been seen since Saturday.
Brooke Blakeman left her home carrying a bag of clothes and was last seen on a tram between Croydon and Wimbledon. She hasn't been in touch with her parents, family or friends since going missing, nor has she attended school in Carshalton.
Worries are growing as it's believed that Brooke has left without cash and is unlikely to have access to any money. She left without saying where she was going and there is no information on what she was wearing when she went missing.
If you have any information on Brooke’s whereabouts, contact Sutton Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm
Thief makes good his getaway in Laleham
Detectives in Staines are appealing for witnesses after a robbery took place at the Notcutts Garden Centre yesterday in Laleham.
The driver of a cash-in-transit van was struck on the arm by the assailant who ran off towards Staines town centre.
Officers deployed police dogs as well as the force helicopter, but the suspect made good his escape. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm
Woking's rising fortune
Woking’s fortunes are on the rise.
That’s according to the Council who claims a new report has highlighted significant progress in delivering its economic vision.
While many town centres are in decline, the authority says its continued to invest in the town centre.
It says 90% of people agree with its approach to major developments in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
ASBOs issued for drug dealing
Three young men from Sutton have been issued with ASBO’s.
19 year old Wesley Doh and 23 year old Daniel Nwaogwugwu were jailed for drug offences and their anti- social behaviour orders will be activated on their release.
21 year old Darren McLarty was given a suspended sentence.
The three are not allowed to make contact with each other and are prohibited from entering the Collingwood or Benhill Estate. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
School girl, Tia Sharp's murder
A review by Merton Council into the death of school girl Tia Sharp has been released.
Tia Sharp was murdered in New Addington by her grandmother’s partner Stuart Hazel in August last year.
After the trial Merton Council started a Serious Case Review.
It concludes that although many agencies had contact with the family, and that there are lessons to be learned, there was no reason to believe that Tia was in any physical danger.
However it revealed that drug use was common in the family with some members having criminal convictions for drug related offences.
Tia’s mother admitted smoking cannabis when she was pregnant.
It also revealed that the Raynes Park High school girl’s attendance was so poor that the school was starting legal action against her mother.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm
Tooting MP is the country's best
Tooting’s MP is the country’s best politician according to an independent panel of expert judges.
The Speaker of the House John Bercow announced that Sadiq Khan is Patchwork Foundation’s Labour MP of the Year.
He was also voted Overall MP of the Year at an inaugural and prestigious event in the Speaker’s House in Parliament.
Members of Parliament were nominated by their constituents for the award.
It recognises MPs who have worked hard to ensure that deprived and minority communities in their constituencies are represented in Parliament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm
London crimes "ignored"
Up to 45% of all crimes in London are "ignored" by police.
That’s the claim from Conservatives on the London Assembly.
They say Police data for 2012-13 shows that 76% of motor vehicle thefts, 40% of residential burglaries were "screened out".
Tory London Assembly Member Roger Evans says not probing minor crimes robustly was sending a "dangerous message".
The Met says it investigated every allegation of crime and conducted secondary probes in 60% of cases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Two convicted of Kingston murder
Two men have been found guilty of murdering a man in a Kingston nightclub.
The two stabbed 20 year-old Jamie Sanderson in October last year.
The Old Bailey heard how he was leaving the busy Oceania nightclub when he became involved in a minor dispute with four men.
A fight then ensued resulting in Jamie being fatally stabbed in the chest.
19 year old Brandon Francis from Camberwell and 22 year old Levan Greenfield from Peckham were found guilty of the murder.
They will be sentenced tomorrow.
20 year old Benjamin Onwuma from Walworth and 23 year old Ashley Milne from Peckham were acquitted of murder.
Yesterday was an action-packed day of rugby at Wimbledon RFC.
The inaugural Legends Rugby Festival saw mini-rugby, women, godfather and premiership veteran teams compete.
The inappropriately named 'Wooden Spoon' team contradicted itself and won the women's tournament. Saracens, who breezed through the pool stages with maximum points, were victorious against London Irish 38-5 in the final to lift the veteran's trophy.
Tournament Director Ian Dawson spoke to Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne at the close of play: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
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