Murder investigation launched in Putney Heath
A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a woman in Putney earlier this week.
Police were called to a flat at Chilworth Court at around twenty past 1 on Wednesday.
A post mortem showed signs of compression to the neck.
A 33 year old man was arrested on the same day on suspicion of murder. He has since been sectioned under the mental health act.
Police are now trying to piece together what happened. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm
Merton to be turned into a "mini Holland?"
A Merton councillor’s cycled to the Mayor of London’s office to deliver a bid to transform the borough into a ‘mini Holland’.
Andrew Judge says the authority is looking make cycling “as safe and convenient” as it is in the Netherlands.
Amongst the proposed changes are new cycle lanes and giving cyclists the priority at busy junctions.
Merton is looking for a share of the 100 million pounds promised to transform cycling in London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm
Friday, 13 December 2013
Staines man held for thefts
A man from Staines is in custody this evening after being arrested on suspicion of theft.
The 25 year old was detained after a search earlier today at an address on Cornwall Way where a number of valuable pieces of jewellery were recovered by Surrey Police.
Officers believe the items may be the proceeds from burglaries or thefts in Elmbridge over recent months.
The recovered items include a pocket watch, several rare coins and numerous bracelets and necklaces which are believed to be very valuable.
There are photos of the items on our website radiojackie.com/news.
If you recognise any of the objects you should call Surrey Police on 101. QUOTE incident reference 45130001826, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 pm
Billionaire's son kidnapped dog
The son of a billionaire kidnapped a dog he'd given away after its new owners refused an offer to buy him back.
Tariq Al Habtoor offered Ozzy for free on a Kingston University website, saying the one-year-old needed more space and a family to play with.
But he decided he wanted the dog back, and made its new owners an offer of 1-thousand 5-hundred pounds.
After they rejected that, Al Habtoor drove 70 miles to kidnap Ozzy, tweeting updates including “time for a late night mission” and “success”.
The chocolate labrador was later found abandoned in High Wycombe, and Al Habtoor was handed a six-month prison sentence suspended for two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Appeal ongoing after 2011 murder in Croydon
Detectives are continuing to appeal after the murder of a young father in Croydon two years ago - and are now offering a £20,000 reward.
26 year old Trevor Ellis was shot in a vehicle in Duppas Hill Road in August 2011.
Detectives know that he’d travelled to the Croydon area in the company of friends.
It’s believed they became involved in an altercation with another group and Mr Ellis was shot after a car chase.
The father-of-four, would have celebrated his 29th birthday tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
Success for Hackbridge school
A school in Hackbridge which failed its Ofsted inspection less than four years ago is among the top primary schools in the area in the latest league tables.
Culvers House was one of just three schools in Sutton's LEA in which 100 percent of children made at least expected progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.
The percentage of children reaching the benchmark level 4b in every subject is 19 percent above the average for the country at 86 percent.
Headteacher Robert Eyre-Brook hopes to continue this improvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm
AFC Wimbledon team news
AFC Wimbledon have been boosted in midfield.
Sammy Moore is available after suspension and Harry Pell is fit after recovering from a knee injury.
The Dons take on Mansfield Town tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm
Boris speaks out again over Heathrow
Boris Johnson says any decision to base the UK's aviation future on expanding Heathrow Airport would be "environmentally disastrous and wrong for the country".
London's mayor favours building a new airport in the Thames estuary.
A shortlist of potential new runways in the south east is due to be published next week.
It's rumoured they all include Heathrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm
Kingston hospital's maternity care gets top marks
Kingston Hospital has been rated the best in London for maternity services.
In the survey answered by mums who gave birth at the hospital in February this year, Kingston’s maternity unit was rated among the best in the country.
It topped two out of the three categories on the Care Quality Commission survey – quality of staff and care provided after birth.
A lucky moggy at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been reunited with her owner from Kent and hitched a ride home for Christmas after appearing on the charity’s website giving a thumbs up.
Silver tabby Misty – who has extra thumbs on all four of her paws – was seen by her owner Richard Ray on Battersea’s website last week after going missing in May earlier this year. Mr Ray was looking to get another cat from the animal charity, having given up hope that he would see Misty again.
The 12 year old moggy had been brought into the world renowned rescue centre last month by a couple who couldn’t care for the cat anymore after taking her into their home in May, thinking she was a stray. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Five men to appear in court in Croydon on gun charges
Five men have been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after police carried out a forced stop in New Addington.
All of them are due to appear before Croydon Magistrates this morning.
Among the five are two men from Croydon, one from New Addington, a man from Tulse Hill and another from Kennington. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 am
Girl missing from Kingston found safe and well
A girl missing from Kingston has been found safe and well.
12-year-old Catherine Mitchell hadn’t been seen since Tuesday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 am
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Tooting Man Admits Terror Charges
A man from Tooting who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.
Babar Ahmad admitted conspiracy and providing material to support terrorism and faces up to 25 years in an American prison.
He’ll be sentenced in March next year.
Meanwhile, a second British man, Syed Talha Ahsan, admitted aiding terrorists by helping Ahmad and could face up to 15 years jail.
Richmond Pothole Repairs
Time's running out for people in Richmond to see the potholes where they live repaired.
Residents only have until the 13th of December to submit their applications to the council’s annual community and pavement fund.
If you know a road or footpath that needs to be repaired head to richmond.gov.uk/fund to submit an application. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm
Vince Cable visits the Twickenham Fine Ales company.
Business Secretary and Twickenham MP, Vince Cable, visited the, ‘Twickenham Fine Ales company’ yesterday as part of a national campaign supporting independent business.
Small Business Saturday, an initiative showcasing the work of smaller companies, saw MPs across the country engage with local independent stores.
The Twickenham based brewery recently opened a shop on-site and has built a sales network stretching across the capital.
Director at the Fine Ales company, Ben Norman, says that government can do more to help small companies grow by making access to finance easier. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Boost for businesses in Croydon
A new scheme offering discounted business rates in Croydon could see companies saving 100% on their first year’s rates.
The initiative is designed to attract businesses to move into retail or office space in the town center.
The scheme's aim is to help small and medium-sized companies with plans to grow and employ local people.
The initiative is financed by London Mayor's Regeneration Fund until March 2015.
Council Tax in Fulham
Council tax bills in Hammersmith and Fulham are set to be reduced by 3% in April 2014.
The move could mean that people living in ‘Band D’ homes will see their annual bill reduced to £735.
The council says it has saved money by sharing management posts with neighbouring boroughs and by reforming the way front-line services are delivered.
The plan will move ahead if formally agreed at the council’s February Budget meeting. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am
Small Business Saturday in Streatham
Streatham MP, Chuka Umunna, visited companies in Brixton yesterday as part of the Nation-wide campaign to promote independent Businesses.
Small Business Saturday, was set-up to showcase the variety of shops and companies available locally.
The scheme proposes to introduce a raft of measures to support young or small business and offers, reduced energy bills and discounted business rates.
Independent companies are responsible for nearly half the job creation in the UK. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am
Kingston scientists study reindeer eyes
While it’s the time of year when people think about Rudolph’s red nose, scientists at Kingston University have been looking at why reindeer eyes change colour depending upon the season.
DNA expert Dr Juliet Dukes says their eyes may be more developed than our eyes as they have been around for over 1.5 million years while humans have only be around 200,000 years.
She will be discussing why reindeer don’t suffer from snow blindness and how Rudolph may have gotten that red nose at a free event at Woody’s Bar in Kingston on Tuesday evening (10th December 7 - 9 pm). posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am
Athletic scholarships for Twickenham College
Four junior athletes have been given scholarships from the Mo Farah Academy.
The scholarship was launched by St Mary’s University College in Twickenham which was the home for Teddington Olympian Mo Farah for 10 years.
The scholarships will provide £4,000 to students to help with their tuition, living and training costs, and give the athletes access to the College’s state of the art facilities. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am
Help to keep warm in Sutton
Sutton Council is taking extra measures to help vulnerable residents keep warm this winter.
The Sutton Warm Scheme offers advice and help to those who are at risk of becoming ill and are on benefits.
It will show people how to keep rooms warm and provide free items such as thermal clothing, emergency heating and warm bedding.
It’s important for to keep warm as it’s been estimated that for every degree change in the average weather temperature there is a rise or fall in the number of deaths by about 8 thousand. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am
Work to improve air in Isleworth
People in Isleworth could find breathing more pleasant next year after Hounslow Council reached an agreement with Thames Water which should reduce the smells coming from the Mogden plant.
The water company has agreed to install new sensors in the digesters which produce bio gas from sewage and to try a new form of sealant.
The work is due to be completed by the end of April.
Thames Water has also agreed to investigate how to reduce odour from the feed channels serving the storm water tanks.
Residents are asked to contact the Council if they experience any odours and officers will investigate. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 am
Fire risk of electric heaters
The London Fire Brigade’s warning people about how they use electric heaters.
That’s after new figures show that 11 deaths and nearly 80 injuries have resulted from fires started by them in the last 5 years.
The statistics show that fires caused by heaters were more likely to lead to a death. Although the heaters were responsible for only 5% of the capital’s fires, a third of these caused fatalities.
With winter’s colder weather coming, the Brigade warns the devices must be kept upright and should not be used to dry clothes. They should also be kept away from furniture and curtains. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 am
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