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British Transport Police has released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attack on a man at Whitton station.
At around midnight on 5th of July the 45-year-old victim from Feltham was travelling on the 11.30pm Waterloo to Feltham service.
When the train arrived at Whitton a man pushed him off the train onto the platform and carried out an unprovoked assault.
He’s thought to have an Australian or New Zealand accent posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Wimbledon Library to stay
It looks like there’s been a reprieve for Wimbledon Library.
Merton Council’s announced that it’s removing it from a list of sites to be redeveloped. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Teddington has said a resounding No to Sainsbury’s
Richmond Council took the views of campaigners on board when it voted unanimously against the supermarket’s planning application last week.
Over 600 people had objected to the plans for a small shop on the high street, which were made public last November.
Sainsbury’s now has six months to appeal the council’s decision. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
Appeal for witnesses following stabbing in East Molesey
Detectives are appealing for information from the public after a teenager was stabbed in the leg in East Molesey.
The 18-year-old victim, who was with two friends, had parked up in Pemberton Road at around 10.30pm on Wednesday night when he noticed three men all wearing hooded tops in the street.
As he got out of the vehicle, the group approached him and he was attacked by one who began punching and kicking him while the other two attempted to break the windows of the car.
One of those men is then believed to have joined in the attack before all three then fled on foot in the direction of Walton Lane.
During the altercation the victim was stabbed twice in the leg and was taken to hospital suffering from serious but not life threatening injuries.
His initial attacker is described as black, around 6ft tall and aged approximately between 18 and 20.
He had a goatee beard and was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up.
The second man is described as white, of skinny build, around 5ft 8” and was wearing a dark coloured hooded top.
The third is described a white, of large build, and also around 5ft 8” tall. He was wearing a hooded top and a covering over his face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Epsom & St Helier hospital Chief Exec gets set for gruelling 100-mile cycle to raise
The Chief Executive of Epsom, Sutton and St Helier hospitals, Matthew Hopkins, who himself suffers from kidney disease, will be getting on his bike on Sunday to raise funds for the South West London Institute for Renal Research.
He will be joining 20,000 cyclists – including 150 of the world’s top cyclists - for the RideLondon-Surrey 100-mile event through London and Surrey on a similar route to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races.
And if he manages to finish the event – will be raising funds for pioneering research projects into kidney disease.
Good luck to everyone taking part in the race from the team at Radio Jackieposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Compensation deal 'close'
Scotland Yard's understood to be close to agreeing compensation with the family of Ian Tomlinson.
The newspaper seller died during G20 protests in the City of London in 2009.
He was pushed to the ground by a riot officer – PC Simon Harwood from Carshalton.
The Times says the force is preparing to admit liability for the unlawful killing of the 47 year old. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
New signing for Palace
Crystal Palace have signed French midfielder Elliot Grandin on a free transfer.
He's signed a one-year deal with the newly promoted Premier League club.
Manager Ian Holloway worked with Grandin at Blackpool. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
River Thames Death Update
It’s believed a young man who died in the Thames at Hampton yesterday, was trying to cross the river after missing his ferry.
Witnesses claim the victim, thought to be in his 20s, waded into the water near the Sailing Club before getting into difficulties.
Two teenage boys jumped in to try and rescue him, but couldn’t find him under the fast flowing water.
Officers were called at around 6.45pm; they are treating the death as unexplained at this stage. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Thursday, 1 August 2013
Businesses across South West London and Surrey set to lose out this weekend
This Sunday’s Ride London event isn’t good news for everyone.
The numerous road closures mean many businesses will be inaccessible for the whole day.
Jackie's Lucy Mayer has spoken to Jeremy Munk, MD at Taggs Boatyard in Thames Ditton, which hires out boats.
The boatyard is open, for more details, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Cyclists conquer the Alps in aid of children’s hospice charity
"The challenge was far greater than any of us imagined... but it was the thought of Ethan, Shooting Star CHASE and amazing camaraderie that kept us going"
This weekend eight heroes conquered some of the most challenging peaks in world cycling, in aid of local children’s hospice charity, Shooting Star CHASE, which has hospices in Hampton and Guildford.
Trois Etapes has now established itself as the world’s leading Pro-Am team charity cycling event which brings all the professional trappings and support that is associated with events like the Tour de France to the enthusiastic amateur.
This is no ordinary bike ride as it tackles some of the Alp’s highest peaks with long drawn out climbs of up to 13%.
Across three lung and leg burning days in temperatures which reached 34 degrees the team completed the first day prologue time trial in Alpiez-le-Vieux, climbed the imposing 1,924 metre Col-du-Glandon on day two and the dramatic 2,770m Col de L’Iseran on day three which is the highest paved mountain pass in the entire Alps.
The team hopes to reach £65,000 in the coming weeks. To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/SSCTroisEtapes
You can find out more about the hospices, and the challenge, by clicking hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Deadline for Community Independent Living Service has been extended
Richmond Council’s deadline for external providers interested in delivering community support services to vulnerable adults has been extended to enable potential bidders extra time to submit their applications.
Earlier this year, the Council launched plans for Community Independent Living Services - the Council’s new service for vulnerable adults.
Following a review of the current provision, a new service model has been designed to provide vulnerable residents with a more flexible service to suit their needs.
The intention of the new Service is to ensure fairer access to support across the borough, at the point when some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents need help.
Given the summer period, and following feedback, the closing date for submissions has been extended until 25th September 2013.
This extension should not impact the start date of the contract/s for the new service.
In addition, the Council will be considering the matter further at a meeting on the 24th of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Trip Down Memory Lane For Charity’s Long Serving Employees
Two employees of one of the UK’s oldest maritime charities have been reminiscing after celebrating a collective 80 years of service at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society.
Margaret Brazier and Anne Kasey have dedicated 50 and 30 years respectively to the Banstead based seafarers’ care home, which provides nursing care and accommodation support to elderly, sick or disabled seafarers, their widows and dependants.
During this period, both have seen numerous changes to the home including its facilities, site moves and the opening of a specialist dementia care annexe as well as operational transformations.
More can be found on the charity and the work it does by clicking hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
First for St George's
St George’s Hospital in Tooting, has become the first hospital in the UK to offer interactive indoor maps.
The maps show wards, departments and points of interest (toilets, ATMs and shops etc) inside St George’s Hospital’s seven wings and buildings across the 14 hectare site in Tooting.
The maps are available in full on the Google Maps mobile apps for Android and iOS and on the Google Maps website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm
London's Mayor to launch Ride London
Boris Johnson will officially launch the ride on Sunday.
It’s set to be the biggest cycling event ever held in the UK, with most of it taking place throughout Surrey.
He’ll drop a Union Flag at the Queen Elizabeth Park at 6am. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
Hounslow to become no spitting area
It looks like Hounslow Council will become the second in London to place a ban on spitting.
Councillors hope the law will be implemented after proposals were given the green light by ministers.
Last week, a similar law was approved in Enfield. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
Former Surrey officer charged
A former Surrey police officer has been charged with rape and other sexual offences dating back to the mid 1990s.
50 year old Salim Ismail is accused of two counts of indecent assault, one of rape and one of attempted rape.
He served as a police constable in Surrey between 1993 and 2002, and is now serving with West Yorkshire Police.
He is due to appear at Guildford Magistrates' Court on the 15th of August. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
We’re being reminded of the importance of micro-chipping our pets
It’s after a Staffie was found in Pimlico Station after running away from home.
Six year old Lily was taken to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, where a routine examination discovered her microchip.
She was then reunited with her family. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
ITV Documentary Fraud Squad airs tonight
It’ll feature the landmark moment one of Britain’s most prolific money launderers was captured as he entered Heathrow.
Ian Macdonald faced justice over victims defrauded of more than £18 million.
He was arrested, along with another fraudster, as he jetted in from Vancouver.
They were en route to Spain, where police were later to find a 1 million dollar cheque at their Costas villa hideaway. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm
Ewell Sex Allegation
An eighteen year old woman has been cautioned for wasting police time after making a false allegation of a sex attack in Ewell.
The teenager triggered a major response by Surrey Police including the call out of CID, the Epsom and Ewell Safer Neighbourhood Team as well as the Sexual Offences Investigation Team.
The woman made the allegation before 7am on Sunday the thirtieth of June but by the evening confessed to making it all up. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Knaphill Shooting Report
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has returned its verdict into a shooting in Knaphill in July last year.
Richard Bell was shot in the hip by armed officers after pointing an imitation gun at them.
He had phoned police claiming he was armed and had a bomb at his home address.
A search of his property did not find any explosive device.
The IPCC has released their report saying the actions of the officer who fired the shot were ‘reasonable and justified’.
Bell recovered after spending time in hospital and was jailed for four years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Surrey Drug-Drive Figures
One in five motorists admit to having driven under the influence of drugs according to new research to be published this week.
Drugs include cannabis, heroin and prescription medication like morphine and codeine.
The findings, however, conflict with data released by 30 police forces which show a decline in the number of people convicted of drug driving.
In Surrey six people have been convicted this year compared with 29 in 2011.
In July the Government announced a new offence will be drawn up to tackle drug driving.
Mitcham Motorcycle Crash
Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in Mitcham.
Officers and an Ambulance were called to Carshalton Road on Tuesday evening, after it was reported a scooter had collided with a car.
The 24-year motorcyclist was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, where he remains in a serious condition.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information is urged to call police on 0208 941 9011, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Streatham Hill murder update
A 40-year-old man's been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a woman and the attempted murder of two others.
28 year old Kiesha McKenzie was killed at her flat in Streatham Hill on Monday - her 17 year old sister is recovering in hospital.
46 year old Joan Wade, who was stabbed at another flat, is in a critical condition.
Desmond Brooks from Brixton will appear at the Old Bailey on Friday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Weather record broken again
This month has been the warmest, driest and sunniest July since 2006.
Weather expert Philip Eden says the monthly mean temperature of 18.4c is 1.7 degrees higher than the long-term average.
The highest temperature recorded was 33.5c at Heathrow and Northolt in London on July 22nd. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm
Streatham Hill Murder Charge
A man charged after three women were stabbed at two separate addresses in Streatham Hill has been remanded in custody.
40-year-old Desmond Brooks from Brixton will appear at the Old Bailey on Friday accused of one count of murder and two of attempted murder.
He was arrested on a bus in Leigham Court Road.
A 17-year-old girl's in hospital, while her older sister was found dead at their flat in Tilson Gardens on Monday.
A woman who was repeatedly stabbed at an address on Redlands Way is critically ill. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm
St George's Doctor Award
A doctor at St George’s Hospital in Tooting has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the field of paediatric psychology.
Gillian Colville received the Judith Houghton Award from the British Psychology Society.
The annual award honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development and recognition of this area of practice.
As head of paediatric psychology at St George’s Dr Colville works on the trust’s paediatric intensive care unit with patients and their families. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am
Sutton Charity Shop Warning
Police in Sutton are asking people not to leave donations for charity shops outside overnight.
It’s after 2 women were arrested on suspicion of rummaging through charity bags outside the British Heart foundation store in Worcester Park.
CCTV staff were also left shocked after they received pictures of a woman who found a teddy bear in the bags and gave it to her dog. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Twickenham Station Make-Over
Twickenham commuters can look forward to the latest investment to reach their railway station.
The Supreme Court threw out an appeal by a group of residents yesterday which was blocking the modernisation of what the local council calls an ‘eyesore’.
Instead, residents can now look forward to a new entrance to the station, lifts to all platforms, a café, and a riverside walk. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
Former helicopter base used in Bruce Willis film
Surrey Air Ambulance’s former helicopter base at Dunsfold Park was used as a film location for RED starring Bruce Willis, released this Friday.
The CIA comedy also stars Sir Anthony Hopkins [pictured with the Air Ambulance team].
Bruce Willis can be seen running through the former Air Ambulance hangar at Dunsfold towards a waiting private jet which is stolen by the villain and takes off into the distance before exploding in flight.
The filming last October coincided with the launch of the Air Ambulance’s fundraising campaign called the Regular Essential Donation Scheme, to help fund the cost of night flying later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Wood Street Underpass update Kingston
Thames Water’s investigations continued last night, and what was originally thought to be a blockage has been found to be the river flowing back into the surface water sewers.
It is thought that the high tide of the Thames coupled with the heavy rainfall over the weekend led to the surface water not draining appropriately.
This caused the flooding over the weekend and on Monday morning.
The Environment Agency are now involved in this issue as a result of their responsibility for the river.
Thames Water, RBK and the Environment Agency are now working on a solution to ensure that this situation does not happen again.
The underpass is open this morning but due to the forecast showers, Thames Water remain on site ready to pump out any potential flood water before it causes the underpass to be closed. This means lane closures will remain in place for the time being.
Traffic is currently heavy on approach from Kingston Bridge; where possible please allow additional time for your journeys or find alternative routes.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest updates, or follow @jackie_travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am
Cobham Disorder Charges
Two men from Weybridge and Cobham are due in court next month after a large fight in Cobham.
Witnesses have told police that two large groups of people started fighting in the street in the early hours of Sunday the twenty first of July. Up to twenty people were involved in the fight, some armed with baseball bats.
Graham Ellwood of Brooklands Road, Weybridge and Luke Wigmore of Molesworth Road, Cobham will appear before magistrates on the thirteenth of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Police investigate murder in Streatham Hill
A 40 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three women were stabbed in Streatham Hill, one fatally.
Police were called just before 7pm last night to a residential address in Redlands Way, following reports that a woman had been stabbed.
A 28 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another woman, aged 46, was taken to hospital suffering from a number of injuries, including stab wounds.
Her condition is described as critical.
A third woman, aged 17, also thought to have been stabbed, is in a stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Woking Election Fraud Ruling
Woking Liberal Democrats have been left reeling after a High Court judgement found them guilty of electoral fraud.
The Maybury and Sheerwater result of last year’s borough election has been declared void, meaning that Mohammed Bashir is no longer councillor for the ward.
Richard Mawrey QC, handing down the Judgement at Woking Civic Offices also banned Bashir from standing for election for five years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am
Monday, 29 July 2013
Hampton North Regeneration Major Progress
Major works on a new Village Square in Hampton North prompted a site visit by Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning who was ‘thrilled’ by the progress of the regeneration project.
Councillor Virginia Morris met construction workers and toured the Village Square site located between Sainsbury’s, the Hampton Youth Project and All Saints Church in Tangley Park Road on Friday.
The revitalised area replaces the Old White House building with a vibrant community space which will include a picturesque water feature, operational nest month, with the wider area paved in York Stone.
The square will provide a vibrant community space with links to the shops, youth and community facilities and create a space that can host a range of activities including markets, and musical, dance and entertainment performances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Check your cleanliness rating online
People in Sutton can now see cleanliness ratings of kitchens in schools, nurseries and nursing homes on the Food Standards Agency website.
The council Health team uploaded recent hygiene inspection results of 245 new establishments.
Schools including Robin Hood Infants and Cheam Park Farm Juniors score five stars, the highest hygiene rating.
Kitchens are rated according to food preparation, condition of the building and food safety measures. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
More than 200,000 drivers in the UK have points on their licence for driving without insurance
The information has been revealed in a Freedom of Information request by the Chiswick based Institute of Advanced Motorists.
The IAM says this could just be the tip of the iceberg of a serious problem as the figures only show people who were caught.
The organisation estimates that £70 of our insurance premiums go towards covering the costs of people of don’t take out insurance. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has crowned a kitten named George the Prince of the rescue centre’s cattery after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed George is the royal name of their new baby.
Staff at the world-renowned rescue centre named the eight-week old black kitten and his six brothers and sisters with the bookie’s favourite royal names last week.
The litter was found dumped in a bin in North London and brought to the Home by a member of the public.
News of George and his siblings, Victoria, Charlotte, Elizabeth, James, Grace and Alexandra, and the odds of their names being chosen by the royals, spread across the international news channels earlier this week as the world waited for Prince George Alexander Louis’ name to be revealed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm
Detectives issue warning over bogus courier scam
Detectives in Surrey are warning residents to beware of a courier scam in which fraudsters are tricking unsuspecting people into handing over their bank cards and personal details.
A number of elderly victims are believed to have been targeted in Surrey and the Thames Valley area over the past four months.
The victim initially receives a phone call from a man claiming to be from the police. He states that fraudulent transactions have been carried out on the person's bank account and sometimes claims that suspects are in custody for the offence.
The victim is then advised that they should contact their banks and cancel their cards and are often given a number to call.
A second suspect then poses as a police officer or bank employee and asks victims to provide PIN numbers, pass codes and other forms of secure information.
A bogus courier is then sent to the address the same day to collect the alleged cancelled cards. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm
East Sheen Broadcaster Marr Returns
The BBC has confirmed that broadcaster Andrew Marr will return to full time work in the autumn following his recovery from a major stroke.
The 53-year-old presenter, who lives in East Sheen, spent two months in hospital and has undergone physiotherapy to aid his walking.
He returns to the Andrew Marr Show from September 1st.
According to official statistics strokes are the third largest cause of death - and somebody suffers one in Britain every five minutes. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm
Kingston Travel Chaos
The one-way system in Kingston is shut this morning because of flooding under the Wood Street underpass.
Kingston Bridge is also closed heading into Kingston to prevent traffic joining the one way system
It’s causing severe delays in and around Kingston.
Thames Water have been requested to attend site to clear the flood water and investigate the reasons for this flooding in an attempt to resolve the situation and avoid further disruption such as this.
Due to the disruption the flooding has caused, the network management team has requested that a number of projects which have carriageway impact be deferred until traffic returns to normal levels. These works include:
· Tolworth Broadway – Contractors have been instructed not to introduce off peak lane restrictions while delays to the network remain.
· Surbiton Road/Penrhyn Road – Temporary signals not to be operational while delays to the network remain.
· Ewell Road/Elgar Ave – Temporary signals not to be operational while delays to the network remain.
Keep up to date with our travel bulletins live on 107.8fm. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am
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