Croydon 'least happy' place to live in London
If you live in Croydon, you’re apparently the least happy in the capital.
Latest figures from the Government’s happiness index show residents living there ranked themselves at just 7 out of 10.
Barking and Dagenham and Hackney followed closely behind.
Most surprising on the list, was the wealth borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where residents marked their happiness at just 7.6 out of ten.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Baby close to tube door that opened in between stations
It’s been revealed a baby in a buggy was close to a Tube train door when it partially opened on a Piccadilly line service travelling between stations.
A door in each of the first two carriages partly opened as the packed train headed for Heathrow on Sunday.
The driver hit the brakes and stopped the train after being alerted by an alarm in the cab.
The RMT union, which revealed the incident is demanding a full investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Chessington man re-bailed over Alps murder
The brother of Saad Al-Hilli has been re-bailed until January as officers continue their investigation into his murder.
Saad, his wife Ikbal and her mother Suhaila al-Allaf, who were all from Claygate, were shot dead along with a French cyclist in the Alps last September.
54 year old Zaid al-Hilli, from Chessington, was arrested in June on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder – but hasn’t been charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Knife attack in Earl's Court
A pensioner has suffered facial injuries after a knife attack in Earl's Court.
Last Saturday, the 66-year-old victim was on West Cromwell Road when he noticed two men kicking a woman on the floor.
In an attempt to stop the assault, the man punched one of the suspects, who then retaliated by using a knife to cut his face and the side of his head.
Both suspects are described as black men between 5 foot 8 inches and 5 foot 10 inches tall, of average build, wearing dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Feltham's MP features in fiery Prime Minister's Questions
Feltham’s MP got in on the act and quizzed David Cameron at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.
But there was one issue dominating in the House of Commons, as Radio Jackie’s George Alderman reports.
Fire in Battersea
Firefighters rescued a man from a maisonette fire on Wallis Close in Battersea this morning.
The fire damaged part of the kitchen and there was smoke throughout the property.
A further two people left the building before the Brigade arrived.
They were all suffering from smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade was called at 7.04 and the fire was under control by 7.45.
Fire crews from Battersea, Wandsworth and Fulham fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under control.
Fire Kills has launched it’s smoke alarm testing campaign called Tick Tock Test and is asking everyone to test their smoke alarm when they change the clocks back this Sunday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Missing Hammersmith woman found
A woman missing from Hammersmith has been found safe and well.
65 year old Anne Long was picked up by officers in Knightsbridge yesterday evening. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 am
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Clapham murder charge
Police have charged a man with a murder in Clapham.
30 year old Andrew Morris is accused of killing 21 year old Henry Stangroom.
He will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm
Cobham woman to receive award
A woman from Cobham has received a special award today for her dedication to rescuing and re homing cats.
70-year-old Ann Knowles has been recognised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in a ceremony at the House of Lords.
She's rescued a countless number of cats since she first got involved in animal welfare in the 1960s.
The award was accepted on her behalf by her daughter, and was presented to her by TV wildlife presenter Bill Oddie. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm
18 year old assulted in Fetcham
Detectives are appealing for information following an assault outside a pizza shop in Fetcham.
It happened earlier this month outside Dominos on Guildford Road.
An 18-year-old man was threatened with an iron bar before it was swung by the offender striking the victims' scooter.
The victim was then struck with the bar causing a minor injury to his left lower forearm.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on police bail until next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm
Private tuition highest in the capital
It's estimated that a quarter of British children have received private tuition in 2013.
That's as a government study has revealed around one in three people haven't gained a grade A* to C by the age of 16.
Tim Morris, who's from Tutor Doctor, says the percentage of children receiving private tuition is even higher in Greater London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm
Wandsworth restaurant considers e-cigarette ban
Michelin starred Chez Bruce in Wandsworth Common is the latest restaurant to consider banning e-cigarettes.
The battery operated devices are not covered by the 2007 ban on cigarette and cigar smoking in public places.
Users exhale an odourless nicotine vapour that looks like smoke but does not contain toxins such as tar found in real tobacco fumes.
But restaurants like Chez Bruce, say they feel the devices are as off putting as cigarettes for other diners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Hounslow Council deliver hard hitting message to young drivers
Hounslow Council has created two new films aimed which they say will deliver a hard hitting message to young drivers about road safety.
In the last two years there’s been 160 casualties in 16-20 year olds in Hounslow.
The time lapse films tells the story of two characters through social network as they prepare for a night out.
The videos which cost 2 and a half thousand pounds to make have already been watched more than a thousand times since their release.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Ban on selling alcohol after anti-social behaviour
A ban on selling alcohol after midnight at venues in part of London is being considered following anti-social behaviour complaints by residents.
Lambeth Council's plan affects venues on part of Wandsworth Road in Clapham.
A consultation will run until the end of November and if approved the ban could be brought in by January.
The Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Order would prohibit the sale of alcohol between midnight and 6 in the morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
Man charged over Battersea murder
Police have charged a man with murder in Battersea.
30 year old Andrew Morris is accused of killing of 21 year old Henry Stangroom.
He will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Fire in Hayes
Twenty one firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a mid terraced house on Chestnut Close in Hayes in the early hours of this morning.
The whole of the first floor and roof was completely destroyed by fire and part of the staircase was damaged by fire.
Four fire engines from Heathrow, Hayes, Hillingdon and Park Royal fire stations went to the scene.
The Brigade was called at 3.19am and the fire was brought under control by 4.29am.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated by the Brigade and the police. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Croydon 'most wanted' revealed
Police in Croydon have released a list of seven people on their ‘most wanted’ list.
Maciel Jablonski and Jordan Jamel Burton are wanted in connection with separate burglaries last year.
Patrick Fowler and Nicholas Wassall failed to appear in court after being charged with burglary.
Faisal Butt is wanted in connection with a theft from a car and Keroy Whittle on suspicion of drugs offences.
And officers hope to trace Kadie Spence – who is due for recall to prison after being convicted of possessing a firearm.
We could be about to see the end of the streetlight – thanks to an invention from a company in Virginia Water.
Cambridge City Council is the first in the country to install the Starpath, a trail of ultraviolet particles, in the town centre.
The technology works by absorbing light during the day before emitting an artificial glow in the evening.
Creator Hamish Scott says the Starpath is more cost and energy efficient, and would be the perfect replacement for streetlights. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Hounslow Council lobbies for Turnham Green train stop
Hounslow Council is hoping that Transport for London will grant its request for a permanent train stop at Turnham Green to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.
The council marks 50 years of existence next year.
It has consistently lobbied for services to accommodate stopping at Turnham Green as part of improvements to the Piccadilly Line.
Council officials are optimistic that TfL will give them the special birthday gift.
The stop would also benefit residents in neighbouring boroughs such as Ealing and Richmond.
Kingston University’s business school will be offering mentoring and support to small and medium sized business in the area.
The idea is part of a university-wide scheme that wants to utilise on-campus expertise in developing local economic growth.
Director of the Small business research centre Professor Blackburn say they are at the forefront of research and innovation in the sector.
The scheme will mean that students will have greater access to real-time experience with local companies. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm
Schools with places to spare in Fulham could merge
Two under-subscribed primary schools in Fulham maybe joined after almost half the parents showed support for council plans.
Sulivan and New King’s primary are both in need of major investment.
New King’s, a Victorian built school, is structurally sound and could house pupils from both schools.
£2 million has been ear-marked for improvements to the building which could include a state –of –the-art science block. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm
Affordable homes coming to Fulham
One hundred low cost homes will be built in Hammersmith and Fulham over the next five years.
One third of the homes will be affordable to people on incomes of £30,000.
Currently only 2 per cent of the boroughs homes are low cost and almost a third of them are rented.
Watermeadow Court Estate and Edith Summerskill House in Fulham have been identified as potential sites for the scheme. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm
Thousands of people try to stop expansion at Weylands waste unit
A campaign to stop further expansion at the Weylands recycling facility in Elmbridge is building as over 2000 people sign a petition to say NO.
The proposed expansion includes creating five recycling and waste treatment units to serve Greater London and parts of South East England.
Campaigners say the residential roads are not equipped to deal with an increase in the number of HGV lorries ferrying waste to the area.
Cllr Christine Elmer says home owners deserve a quite place to live.
For more information on the campaign go to www.weylandsnoway.info
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm
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