Support line for victims of hate crime in Richmond
Richmond Council is reminding people that there’s support to those experiencing hate crimes.
They have been working with the charity Stop Hate UK to offer a phone line for people who feel they have been targeted.
This could be because of disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
It is open 24 hours a day,7 days a week throughout the year.
The number is 0800 138 1625.
It is also available via text on 07717 989 025. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 am
Friday, 1 November 2013
Man assaulted at Staines station
British Transport Police has released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection to an assault at Staines rail station.
On Saturday the 28th of September an argument broke out between two men on a train pulling into the station just after 1pm.
As the victim, a 46-year-old man, walked away the other man punched him to the back of the head causing him to fall to the floor.
The attacker then got back onto the train.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background B1/LSA of 30/10/13. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm
Thornton Heath Fire
Firefighters were called to a fire in a three storey block of flats in Thornton Heath this afternoon.
Part of a four roomed ground floor flat in Seneca Road, was damaged by the blaze.
No one was injured.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Brigade.
A shortage of staff means patients at Kingston Hospital are waiting on average eight weeks for Ultrasound scans.
Increase in GP demand for appointments has also been reported in excess of 10%.
A spokeswoman for Kingston Hospital told us; We are doing all we can to reduce the wait for patients and are now providing additional clinics on Saturdays and an ultrasound service from Raynes Park Health Centre.
Unfortunately due to the volume of patients requiring appointments, patients may only receive their appointment information a week before the scheduled slot.
We are not alone in the increase in demands and shortage of staff and the majority of local hospitals are also struggling to maintain the six week national target for ultrasound diagnostic testing.
Some listeners have reported 10 week delays so far to us.
Patients are being asked to dial 0208 934 2488 / 2147 to check up on waiting times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Legends of Rugby Union relive the 2003 World Cup Final in an anniverary game at the Twickenham Stoop
Last night saw England Legends face Australia Legends in a repeat of the 2003 Rugby World Cup final.
10 years ago in the Telstra Stadium in Sydney, the men in red and white beat the men in green and gold; the spectacular drop goal by Jonny Wilkinson in extra time sealed the victory for England marking the first, and so far, only time the Webb Ellis Cup was lifted by a Northern Hemisphere team.
The anniverary game at the Twickenham Stoop saw many of those same men take to the field to do battle once more. England opened the scoring as Jamie Noon crossed for a try but it was unconverted, Paul Grayson unable to steer the ball between the posts. They doubled their lead after Jason Robinson repeated his performance from 10 years ago, and scored a try. Grayson adding the two-point conversion.
Half Time: England 12 - 0 Australia
In true Wallaby style, Australia started the second half with determination. Ryan Cross scored for the visitors, albeit through a double - if not triple movement. He was tackled but crawled accross the line, ball in hand. The referee, Tony Spreadbury, allowing the try - it was a friendly, after all.
It remained unconverted - the spirit may have been high amongst the teams however their bodies not in the condition they were 10 years previous.
In the surprising moment of the game, Steve Thompson was passed the ball and ran over half the field, avoiding a tackle, to cross for yet another England try, taking their total to 17.
Not wanting to go quietly, Australia broke the defensive line and Chris Malone scored. The additional two points were kicked and the final whistle blew.
Man of the Match went to a well-deserved Jason Robinson. 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' sung loud and proud from the stands.
It may not have been the same game from 2003 however England, once again, were victorious.
Hacking trial update
The jury in the trial of eight people accused of phone hacking has been played a recording of private investigator Glenn Mulcaire persuading O2 to reset a voicemail password.
Former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are among those who deny knowing about it.
Former AFC Wimbledon striker Mulcaire, has already admitted phone hacking charges, including the phone of murdered Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Vampire fanatic from Fulham fulfils dream
Father of two Nick Cunningham has marked Halloween by riding a motorcycle with coffin shaped sidecar around Transylvania while dressed as Dracula.
The 3-day trip, which started last week, took in some of the landmarks made famous by Bram Stoker’s classic novel, including Dracula’s legendary Bran Castle in Brasov.
The duo also visited the medieval Saxon city of Sibiu on the edge of the Transylvanian Alps and passed through soaring mountains and splashing rivers before hitting the Transfagarasan Highway - described by Top Gear as the best road in the world.
Today is D-Day for Tolworth Broadway . . . for the third time
Work on the infamous Greenway is due to finish after weeks of delays.
We have been reassured that the only work left to do, is to finish off laying the green striped resin paving.
But laying of the paving can only be carried out during prolonged spells of dry weather – which means work could be put back another week. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Richmond Council spells it out for troublemakers
Youngsters in Richmond are being urged to play fair tonight, as Halloween comes round again.
The council says teenagers who think the event means they can run riot, are at risk of getting in trouble if they don’t behave.
The borough’s police service and Richmond Council say they are unanimously very clear . . . . . behave yourselves and don’t spoil the festivities for younger children taking part, or cause a nuisance in your neighbourhood. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Police given more time to question man
Police have been granted more time to question a man in connection with the death of a six year old girl in Sutton on Monday afternoon.
The emergency services were called to Ellie Butler’s home, on the Shanklin Estate, to reports of her collapsing.
She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead at 4pm.
The man arrested is believed to be her father. Police have until tonight to charge or release him. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Man charged over hit and run in Brentford
A man has been charged following a fatal collision in Brentford.
36 year old Mariuzu Jusza of Greenford Avenue, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
It’s after a car failed to stop and collided with a 68 year old woman on Boston Manor Road on Monday.
Mr Jusza will appear at Feltham Magistrates court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Anti-speeding initiatives in Carshalton
Police are launching a community initiative to encourage
motorists to slow down on residential roads in the Carshalton area. Drivers’ use of mobile
phones, not wearing seat belts and particularly exceeding speed limits whilst
children are travelling to and from schools are amongst concerns.
Police are encouraging residents to help by joining in speed gun operations as part of the anti-speeding initiative led by Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector Ian Hicks If you are interested in being a roadside volunteer please contact Carshalton South & Clockhouse Safer Neighbourhoods Team on 020 8721 2490 or email: [email protected] posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am
Post mortem due on body of child found in Sutton
A post mortem will be carried out later this morning on the body of a six year old girl found dead in Sutton.
It’s thought Ellie Butler passed away after collapsing suddenly on Monday.
Paramedics were called to Westover Close, but she died soon after arriving at hospital.
A 33 year old man, believed to be Ellie’s father, is being questioned in connection with the investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am
Rogue Hounslow Landlords Fined
A father and son are more than 23,000 thousand pounds out of pocket after illegally renting out an outbuilding in Hounslow.
Din Dyal Verma and his son Ashok Verma, both of Bath Road, Hounslow were prosecuted by the council.
It’s after they refused to stop using the outbuilding at 19 Hibernia Road, Hounslow as self-contained accommodation.
On a recent visit in May the council found a family with 2 children living in a single room, paying £400 a month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 am
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault of a boy in Epsom.
The 12 year old was threatened on Monday by two teenage boys, who then searched for his mobile phone on East Street.
The boy eventually escaped after an intervention from a member of the public.
One of the suspects is described as black, around 6ft, clean shaven, with a stocky tall build, wearing a hood and a black puffa-style jacket.
The other is also described as black, with darker skin, of small skinny build, around 5ft10, wearing a beany hat and a dark coat. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm
Fulham Garden Sold For Record
London’s most expensive garden may have just been sold in Fulham.
The plot of land which backs onto Fulham Road, and only measures two full sized snooker tables, went for £120,000
It was due to go to auction, but was snapped up by a nearby resident before it had the chance.
At just 0.1 of an acre, the plot works out at around £273 per square foot.
Traders praised in Sutton
Shopkeepers around Sutton have won praise from Trading Standards for refusing to sell fireworks to underage customers.
Sutton Trading Standards sent volunteer police cadets to buy fireworks in 17 premises around the borough.
They say they were delighted that in every case the trader asked for ID and refused the sale when it was not produced.
The Challenge 25 rule means that businesses should always ask any young people they suspect are under 25 years old for identification first before selling fireworks to them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Blow for hospital campaigners
Hammersmith and Central Middlesex hospitals will have their A&E units downgraded.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt made the announcement a short time ago.
The emergency departments at Ealing and also Charing Cross Hospitals will continue to operate for the foreseeable future while further considerations are made. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Sutton Arson Arrests
Police in Sutton have arrested two youths on suspicion of arson.
The boys, aged 14 and 12, were detained in connection with a fire in a communal bin on the Collingwood Estate.
It follows the questioning of another 12 year old boy, also for arson.
The three youths have been bailed and police enquiries continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm
Sutton Girl Death Arrest
Police are investigating after a 6 year old girl died in Sutton.
The youngster was found collapsed and died in hospital yesterday.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and remains in custody at a south London police station.
Couple named in explosion in Hounslow
The two people killed by the suspected gas explosion in Hounslow yesterday have been identified.
The bodies of 46-year-old Suhail Akhtar and his 34-year-old girlfriend Dorota Kolasinska were found in the debris caused by storm St Jude after a tree fell on to electricity cables.
Mr Akhtar was an IT contractor, and Miss Kolasinka was believed to have been a traffic light sequencer for Hackney Council. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Keeping Kingston safe – London’s Deputy Mayor sees how borough fights crime
A City Hall chief has seen first-hand how Kingston fights crime and has improved public safety in the borough.
The Deputy Mayor for policing and crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, met senior members of the Safer Kingston Partnership, including Kingston Council leader Councillor Liz Green and the borough’s police commander Superintendent Glenn Tunstall, on a town centre tour.
The Safer Kingston Partnership is made up of public bodies including the council, police and fire brigade alongside business and voluntary sector organisations, coordinating services and resources to reduce and prevent crime.
Kingston has seen a 12.5% drop in crime in the last year and is the safest borough in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Unemployed youngsters handed vital lifeline
Young people in danger of becoming permanently unemployed will be handed a vital life line by an intensive support programme launched by Richmond Council this week.
Positive 4 U provides support to young people not in education, employment, or training at pre-employment or pre-apprenticeship stage.
It offers four programmes over a two-year period and will engage 40 NEET or at risk of NEET young people including young people with disabilities. Each programme will be delivered over six months.
Young people will benefit from a tailored package of support to suit their personal needs and will be given guided learning hours across each programme to help them get a job, or get back into education or training.
Participants will take part in the programme for 30 hours per week.
For young people who leave secondary school and enrol in the programme the course will count as ‘learning’ and they will not be classified as NEET due to the number of guided learning hours involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm
Distraction Burglaries In Sutton
Two elderly women have been targeted in distraction type burglaries in Sutton.
A 92-year-old woman in Worcester Park, found her necklace had disappeared after she let in a doorstep caller, to check on a ‘roof tile he claimed was at a dangerous angle’.
In the second case on Saturday a man knocked on the door of an 82-year-old woman to ask if she could spare cash to help in an urgent situation.
The first suspect’s white and around 40 – 50 years old, the other is also white, about 20 – 25, clean shaven and well presented.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Thefts In Sutton
Six catalytic converters have been stolen from underneath cars in Sutton in the last week.
Only two types of car have been targeted, Ford Galaxies and Seat Alhambras.
Police are urging drivers to remain vigilant, to garage their car where possible or park in well-lit areas and report any suspicious behaviour. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
New Plans For Sutton Town Centre
New plans have been submitted for Sutton town centre.
Expected to cost around 50 million pounds the project includes building a block of around 180 apartments, a supermarket, shops, restaurants and a public plaza.
Developers LXB Retail Properties also say they want to improve the road network in order to cope with an increase in traffic.
The planned project is on the site of the old gas works off the High Street.
Winter is coming and Sutton is ready
Almost 42 tonnes of free grit was collected during October by forward-thinking residents thanks to a council initiative.
The scheme saw the council giving residents and businesses free grit for a fourth consecutive year in order to help combat icy conditions when winter sets in.
In total, 4,186 bags of grit were given out to people from four locations across the borough over the four weekends of October.
In addition; nearly 300 good Samaritans came forward to collect grit for their elderly friends and neighbours after the council adapted previous years’ arrangements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
New rules don't go far enough according to charity
Battersea Dogs and Cats' Home says the Government’s new proposals to increase the maximum penalties for dangerous dog owners, don’t go far enough.
Hogarth Flyover Closed
A busy route remains sealed off today after it was deemed unsafe to reopen.
The Hogarth Flyover in Chiswick shut yesterday following the heavy storms.
The flyover was built as a temporary measure in 1971 but stayed in use.
We'll have the latest travel live on air, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Imam speaks of his relief
The head imam of one of the UK's oldest mosques has spoken of his terror after a tree crashed on to his family’s flat.
Hafiz Hashmi was leading prayers at the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking during yesterday’s storm.
A tree hit his flat next door while his young son and wife were inside.
He said it is a miracle they survived. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Top tips for pets this Fireworks night
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is urging pet owners to take extra care when celebrating Bonfire night this November.
Dogs and cats have an acute sense of smell and very good hearing so can have an adverse reaction to the unusual and sudden sights, smells and sounds associated with fireworks.
Pets are often scared by fireworks and can become separated from their owners, often ending up at rescue centres like Battersea.
Top tips include; avoid letting your pets out of the house on the night, and if you do, make sure they are microchipped in case they wander.
Cats especially, should be kept indoors overnight, and all routes in the house should be 'escape proof.' posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am
Monday, 28 October 2013
North Cheam Attempted Robbery Sentence
A teenager, who attempted to steal a woman's purse and was caught by a member of the public, has been sentenced by Croydon Youth Court.
The 17-year-old grabbed the bag, which contained £100, from an 82-year-old woman in North Cheam because she 'looked vulnerable'.
He was caught after two men chased him when the woman called for help.
The teenager has been referred to a Youth Panel for 12 months and has to pay £50 compensation to his victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm
Police are continuing to investigate an unprovoked attack on a 30-year-old man in Wallington.
Following the sentencing of 25-year-old Louis Browning, Sutton Police are looking for two other men in connection with the incident.
The victim, who was robbed, suffered knife injuries to his face and stab wounds to his legs in Vickers Close this March. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm
Hounslow Explosion Brings Death Toll To Four
A man and a woman have died following an explosion at an address in Hounslow.
Police were called just after 7:30 this morning to reports of an explosion in Bath Road. A number of houses were damaged.
At around mid-day the body of a man aged in his 40s was found and the body of a woman was found at around just after 1.
Three people were taken to hospital.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation but a tree had fallen in some time before 7 and one line of inquiry is that gas pipes were damaged as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm
Hounslow Gas Explosion Update
Two houses have been damaged following a gas explosion in Hounslow.
Three people escaped from the properties in Bath Road before fire-fighters arrived.
An elderly woman has suffered serious injuries.
Sniffer dogs have been sent in to help with the investigation.
Twelve people were evacuated from surrounding properties as a precaution and three people were treated for burns.
Storm Updates England
At least two people are known to have died in the severe storm which has been battering southern England.
A tree struck a static home in Kent where a teenage girl was sleeping and a man in his 50s died in Watford when a tree fell on his car.
A bus driver has been hurt when his double decker was blown over near Ipswich.
More than a quarter of a million homes are without power across the UK.
Trains, planes and ferry services have also been affected.
Three houses have collapsed and two others have been damaged following a gas explosion in Hounslow.
Three people escaped from the properties in Bath Road before fire-fighters arrived.
Twelve people were evacuated from surrounding properties as a precaution and three people were treated for burns.
Also in South West London …
A man in his 70’s has been taken to hospital after a tree fell on his car in Wimbledon.
There’s been fallen power cables in Kings Street in Chiswick.
In Sutton a tree crushed a car in Turnpike Lane and a tree fell on a van in Gunnersbury Avenue in Hounslow.
London Fire Brigade say they’ve have received more the 300 storm-related calls so far today.
All of the Royal Parks have also been closed because of falling debris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am
Find out how the weather has affected SW London and Surrey
Police in Sutton were called to two incidents of fallen trees in the early hours of this morning.
The other collapse occurred on Ewell Road, where officers managed to move the tree from the road onto the pavement.
There have been no reports of any injuries.
This was the scene at Balham Tube Station earlier as commuters turned to the tube after overground services were stopped.
Train services currently have no estimate as to when they'll resume. They are advising people not to travel.
Stay tuned for live travel reports on air every half an hour throughout the day, and the latest on Twitter @jackie_travel
We are also getting reports of a gas explosion in Hounslow on the A4 Bath Road.
Three houses have collapsed and two others have been damaged.
Three people escaped from the properties before firefighters arrived and an elderly woman has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance.
Search and rescue crews are working to make the structure safe and ensure any fires are put out. Twelve people were evacuated from surrounding properties as a precaution. Crews have rescued a dog from one of the houses.
Six fire engines are at the scene with a number of specialist vehicles.
The cause of the fire and explosion is under investigation by the LFB fire investigation unit.
William Hague says Sutton could attract more foreign companies to trade there
Foreign secretary William Hague told Business leaders in Sutton that he’s opening embassies across the world to promote the UK as a place to trade from.
He was visiting the borough to explain what regions can do to attract investment from multinational companies.
He says it’s not simply a question of cost when companies look for a location to be based from.
A skilled work force is a key deciding factor for business wanting to recruit locally. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm
Harlequins breeze past Sale Sharks at the Twickenham Stoop
It was round six of the premiership rugby union. Harlequins started the weekend in 7th place having won only two games this season. Yesterday they welcomed Sale Sharks to the Twickenham Stoop.
Brown, Marler and regular captain Robshaw were away on international duty. Buchanan and Lowe both out injured.
Quins' intent was evident from the start, trying to get early points within the opening seconds. The ball, however, had too much pace and went into the deadzone.
The supporters in the stands were in good vocal spirit and Quins reacted, playing ball in hand despite the damp conditions.
They had an early penalty opportunity but opted for a line-out just short of the try line. It was a strong maul by the home side and captain Nick Easter went over but the ball was held up.
The first points of the game came after 17 minutes of play. Botica kicked a penalty putting Harlequins ahead.
Less than 10 minutes later Sale equalled the score through the boot of Cipriani.
Penalties reigned supreme in the first half. Within 3 minutes of the visitors drawing level, Harlequins again pulled in front through Botica.
There was a heart-in-mouth moment as Tom Guest was stretchered off the field and taken to hospital; Clifford his replacement.
The final points of the first half went to Botica through another penalty.
Half-Time: Harlequins 9 - 3 Sale Sharks
There was danger at the start of the second half for the home side as Sale came within metres of the try line. An infringement by the visitors allowed Quins to clear their lines.
Momentum was with Sale who pushed their way up the field and Quins' brought on Danny Care in place of Karl Dickson. He kicked play back to the half-way line following a scrum.
Quins had desire for a try - it had been promised in the first half but not delivered.
Williams made a break and supplied a superb offload, picking up an injury for his troubles and had to be replaced by Sackey.
Momentum remained with the home side and Evans saw an opportunity, kicked across field for Wallace to catch and cross for a try. Botica missed the conversion but Quins now had some breathing space, leading 14-3.
The home side came again after Robson secured line-out ball, passed to Care who sent it out to the left wing. It worked it's way back to the right wing but Wallace, always a threat, was taken out off the ball.
In a surprising decision by the referee, Cueto was warned about his behaviour but did not see a yellow card. Botica ensured Sale paid the price by adding another three points through the penalty awarded.
Sale needed two converted tries to level the scores but they had not looked like crossing the line all game.
The visitors attempted to make their way back up the field and they were given a helping hand when Quins' defence was penalised for being offside. Sale kicked into touch for a line-out but Quins' stole the ball and Care cleared.
The visitors were then penalised for blocking and following the scrum Care kicked the ball into Sale's 22.
Sale were lucky not have been penalised for being offside. They started back up the field but Clifford blocked an attempted kick and caught the ball, breaking away for a try. This time Botica added the conversion.
The rain by this time was full-flowing; tempers started to heat and when Quins were penalised for bringing down the scrum in their own 22, the two teams had an on-field 'chat', although diffused very quickly.
More injury concerns for Quins as Sinckler, himself a replacement, had to come off the field.
The clock ran down, the final whistle blew and Harelquins had their first home-win of the season. A great attacking performance with fewer mistakes despite the loss of key players through injury and England duties.
Full time: Harlequins 24 - 3 Sale Sharks
Harlequins' Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne after the game. The interview can be heard on the Red Button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
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