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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Saturday sport update

In the Premier League,Fulham fell to a 4-2 defeat against in-form Manchester City at Craven Cottage.

Fellow relegation strugglers Crystal Palace suffers a 3-0 home defeat against Newcastle United.

In the Championship, leaders QPR lost 1-0 at home to Leicester in an early kick-off. The Hoops remain top of the table on goal difference.

In League One, Brentford won 3-0 away at Preston North End, whilst in League Two, AFC Wimbledon’s game at Newport County was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

In Rugby Union’s Aviva Premiership, playoff contenders Harlequins lost 14-3 away at Bath.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:57 pm  

New school for Kingston
Kingston Council has secured funding from central government to build a new school.

The Education Funding Agency has agreed to foot the bill to move adult education and other services from the North Kingston Centre in Richmond Road.

It’ll allow the site to be used for a new six-form entry secondary free school.

The government agency has also confirmed multi-million pound funding to build the new school including furniture, fixtures and equipment.

It’s due to open in September 2015 and is backed by the Kingston Educational Trust – an alliance between Kingston Council and local schools, Kingston University and Kingston College.

Last month the Council unveiled a £1.4million plan to relocate services from the North Kingston centre.

Final decisions on where services will be rehoused will be made shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 pm  

Chessington World of Adventures fire


A fire at Chessington World of Adventures.

One of the restaurants caught fire.

No one hurt. No animals hurt.

Venue closed for the day, tickets valid on other days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Friday, 20 December 2013

Chertsey Assault Photo



Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault at a betting shop in Chertsey last month.

It happened at Coral bookmakers on Guildford Street.

A man went in to the shop to claim some winnings but became agitated and abusive.

He then knocked a TV from the wall which fell onto a member of staff.

If you recognise him then contact Surrey Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Chelsea News
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is refusing to publicly criticise Ashley Cole for attending Arsenal's Christmas party.

But he does say the player won't be in the starting eleven when the teams meet in a huge Premier League clash on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Man admits death by dangerous driving
A man who fatally injured a police officer in Rosehill faces a prison sentence after today admitting death by dangerous driving.

PC Andy Duncan was working on a speed enforcement operation in September when he was struck by a car.

Gary Bromige, also known as Gary Cody, pleaded guilty to four charges at Kingston Crown Court.

He'll be sentenced in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Police appeal Tooting

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal accident outside Tooting Broadway Underground Station on Monday.

A Route 131 bus was in a collision with a man who was crossing the road.

He’s been formally identified as 69-year-old Dennis McGoldrick from Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Surrey officers investigating suspicious items
Officers are currently in attendance in the Ferry Lane/Portsmouth Road area of Guildford after concerns were raised around items found at an address.

The call was received by Surrey Police at around 12.15pm.

A 100 metre cordon has been put in place in the immediate area. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and take alternative routes where possible.

We'll keep you fully updated in travel bulletins throughout the afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Nigella verdict
Two sisters who were PAs to Nigella Lawson and her ex husband Charles Saatchi have been cleared of defrauding the couple.

During the trial at Isleworth Crown Court, defence lawyers for Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo introduced claims of drug taking by the TV chef.

Scotland Yard says they won't investigate allegations of cocaine use - but will review that decision if new evidence comes to light.

Statement issued on behalf of Nigella Lawson


I am disappointed but unsurprised by this verdict.

Over the three week trial the jury was faced with a ridiculous sideshow of false allegations about drug use which made focus on the actual criminal trial impossible.

My experience as a witness was deeply disturbing. When false claims about habitual drug use were introduced I did everything possible to ensure the CPS was aware of the sustained background campaign deliberately designed to destroy my reputation. During the trial not one witness claimed to see me take drugs and not one of my three assistants was asked about these claims by the defence, despite being cross-examined at length. I did my civic duty, only to be maliciously vilified without the right to respond. I can only hope that my experience will highlight the need for a reform that will give witnesses some rights to rebut false claims made against them.

Even more harrowing was seeing my children subjected to extreme allegations in court without any real protection or representation. For this I cannot forgive the court process.

When I gave evidence I spoke of my regret at having to talk about the circumstances of the end of my marriage and also voiced concern about a campaign to circulate false allegations carried out over the course of this summer, then circulated as witness statements from the Grillos by a publicist, and eventually added to the defence of this prosecution in November. That concern remains.

While this has been a difficult and upsetting time for both me and my family I would like to thank my friends, family and all those who have expressed support throughout this ordeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Battersea's strangest stray enters the World famous Home


Vets are used to seeing some unusual sights with around 14 dogs arriving every day, but even they were flabbergasted by Barney, a stray nine month old puppy who appeared to have a never-ending appetite for women's knickers.

Incredibly the pup had digested three entire sets of pants.

How the Staffordshire Bull Terrier came to have two pairs of black cotton underpants and one black thong in his digestive system is a complete mystery, as Barney was found wandering off Lillie Road in Hammersmith and Fulham, but fortunately his penchant for pants had no adverse effects on this bright, lively dog.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Fulham try to get Dempsey on loan deal
Fulham have been linked with a move for their former player Clint Dempsey.

The striker, who now plays for the Seattle Sounders, is trying to agree a 2-month loan deal during the MLS off season.

Dempsey spent 5-and-a-half years at Craven Cottage before moving to Tottenham last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

Litter louts fined in Hounslow
Hounslow Council continued its drive against litter louts this week fining five people up to 80-pound for littering.

A man, a woman and three businesses were fined for littering during two days of enforcement.

Nine people have now been landed with a penalty since the council clampdown started last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

76 injured in theatre roof accident
76 people have been injured - seven of them seriously - after part of a roof fell onto a London theatre audience during a play.

Fire crews say heavy, ornate plastering fell from the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre onto people in the auditorium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 am  

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Theatre collapse West End
Part of the roof / balcony of the Apollo Theatre has collapsed mid show, leaving many injured.

Stay tuned for the latest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

British doctor's body to be moved
It's reported authorities in Syria will move the body of a doctor from Streatham who died in custody there to Beirut by tomorrow.

Yesterday, Abbas Khan's family - who've flown to the Lebanese capital - said they'd been refused access to see it.

They dispute the official line from Syrian officials that he took his own life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Hacking trial update
The jury at the hacking trial has heard Prince William used the pet nickname "Babykins" for Kate Middleton.

The Old Bailey's been hearing transcripts of Kate's voicemail messages, which were discovered after raids at the home of private investigator Glenn Mulcaire in Sutton.

In another voicemail, it's claimed William left a message for his younger brother Harry, teasing him for being ginger.

Seven people deny a range of offences linked to phone hacking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Single proceeds to go to charity


Surbiton’s newest singing sensation Tchengiz has announced he’ll be giving 100% of the profits from his new Christmas single to charity.

'Open It Up' was released last week on iTunes.

Money raised from the sale of the single will go to Walking with the Wounded and RAFT.

Both charities are going to be working on a joint initiative to improve the lives of injured military personnel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Hollister in Kingston is coming under fire from shoppers again
Staff have been accused of being rude after one worker was caught yawning as customers waited in line to pay, before walking away from the till, leaving them stranded.

Another listener told us they were shouted at by welcoming staff as they entered the store, because the music was so loud, no-one could be heard above it.

One shopper told us I went in to buy a gift voucher for my daughter, but the place was so dark, loud and unwelcoming. You would have thought they'd be trying to keep their customers away from the internet and on the high street at this time of year.

A spokesman for the American clothes store has apologised and asked anyone affected to put their comments in writing.

Hollister first came under scrutiny from shoppers when it opened in the Bentall Centre back in 2011.

They claimed it was size-ist because it didn’t offer garments for the average sized UK woman, but instead focussed mainly on young teens, who often can't afford the products anyway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Britain's first air ambulance service to operate throughout the night has been launched


The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance has extended its service to fly around the clock.

It previously only operated between 7am and 7pm.

A specialist night-time flight will operate 365 days of the year with two pilots, a specialist doctor and a paramedic.

The air ambulance costs £6 million pounds per year to run.

Photo: Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Medical Director Dr Malcolm Russell pictured at the night flying launch at Redhill Aerodrome.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

New leisure centre for Tooting
Wandsworth council has revealed plans for a new £710,000 pavilion at a leisure centre in Tooting.

The plans would provide space for exercise classes, new toilets and a first aid room at the Tooting Bec Lido.

The proposals have been drawn up with the South London Swimming Club and would see the new facilities open in August 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Special pre Christmas delivery on SWT service
The South West Train service coming into Tolworth in the next few minutes, has apparently been diverted because a woman is about to give birth.

Passengers have been told they are carrying straight on to Chessington South to make way for the special Christmas delivery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Richmond Council Leader Lord True delivers his end of year message
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Nick Clegg to visit Sutton
The Deputy Prime Minister will be in Sutton this afternoon in a show of support for small businesses.

Nick Clegg will accompany MP Paul Burstow to Nu-Flame, a fireplace appliance manufacturer.

The company has just entered the Kimpton Park Business Improvement District, after 22 years trading in Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Croydon North MP quizzes PM on armed forces
Croydon North’s MP Steve Reed quizzed the PM on cuts to the armed forces earlier today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Six arrested for security van robberies
Six people have been arrested following early morning police raids in Croydon, Lambeth and Uxbridge.

They’re suspected of being in a gang responsible for a series of robberies on security vans in London and Oxford.

Five men and one woman are being held in custody – a quantity of cash has also been seized.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Girl involved in Cheam collision not thought to have life threatening injuries
A young girl involved in a collision in Cheam isn't thought to have life threatening injuries.

The 12 year old was hit by a car on Malden Road at the junction with Chatsworth Road at around quarter past six yesterday evening.

She's being treated at St George's Hospital in Tooting for head and leg injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Battersea businessman cleared of sex attack
A millionaire businessman from Battersea has been cleared of a sex attack on a woman on Australia’s Bondi Beach.

32 year old Gregory Cox faced two charges of having sexual intercourse without consent with a 21-year-old woman from Bermuda.

Mr Cox, who was on holiday when the incident happened in January last year, had pleaded not guilty, maintaining the sex was consensual.

After a trial that lasted three weeks in the District Court in Sydney, the jury today found him not guilty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

New Heathrow ''should be warning to MPs''
According to a new poll, MPs are more likely to be re-elected in 2015 if they vote in favour of Heathrow expansion.

Unsurprisingly, the Populus survey, was commissioned by airport bosses.

Conservative MPs are challenging the survey’s findings and urging their residents to put their support behind Gatwick expansion instead.

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith is one of them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Hammersmith & Fulham Christmas cards branded as insulting


Residents of Hammersmith & Fulham have branded Christmas cards sent out by the council this year as “insulting”.

The card shows a pound coin fizzing in a glass, along with a message warning “Don’t overindulge this Christmas. Pay your rent!”

The council says nearly half of its tenants were in rent arrears and that the cards were part of a “hard-hitting” campaign.

Tenants have branded it a “disgusting move” – disguised as a Christmas message.

Andrew Johnson, Council Cabinet Member for Housing, gave us this statement:

"The postcard was not intended to be insulting, but to deter tenants from getting into debt over a period which can bring financial headaches. Research shows that this is the one time of year that many families will consider forgoing their rent. This brings stress and worry as it can often be very difficult to catch-up. We want to prevent this from happening while offering support to people who are experiencing financial hardship. Many local authorities and housing associations carry out similar exercises, with evidence showing it does have a powerful impact in raising awareness and reducing debt."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Charity begins at home


That’s the message from the Surrey Care Trust.

The charity helps disadvantaged people living in the County to turn their lives around through education, training and mentoring.

The team is launching its Charity Begins at Home campaign in the New Year.

Juliette Gillard explains why your help is so vital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Ronnie Biggs dies
Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has died at the age of 84 after years of ill health.

He was part of a gang who carried out one of the biggest ever robberies in the UK in 1963, escaping with a then record haul of £2.6 million.

Mike Gray from Cheam, was a pen-pal of Biggs’s for 12 years, and runs a website dedicated to his history.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Council encourages festive recycling
Richmond Council is encouraging festive recycling through a song.

The excess of Christmas often results in an increase in waste for many residents in the borough.

Twelve Days of Christmas featuring singers from across the council will serve to remind people of different services available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Wandsworth Murder

Four men have been found guilty of murdering a 16-year-old college student at a birthday party in Wandsworth.

Peter Hagan bled to death in the stairwell of Albon House in Neville Gill Close in February after being viciously assaulted and stabbed.

The four men - who are aged 22 to 27 and from Thornton Heath - will be sentenced tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Girl Seriously Injured In Cheam Crash

A young girl has been seriously injured in a crash in Cheam this evening.

The 12 year old was hit by a car on Malden Road at the junction with Chatsworth Road at around half past six.

There are unconfirmed reports that the girl was on a zebra crossing.

She’s been taken to a south London hospital with potentially life changing injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Heathrow is shortlisted for expansion to solve airport capacity crisis


A report says a new runway is needed in the south east of England by 2030.

Expansion options at Heathrow and Gatwick have been shortlisted by the Airports Commission in its interim review.

It'll look again at plans for a hub in the Thames estuary.

Lucy Mayer has spoken to Richmond Council Leader Lord True to hear his views on the controversial subject.



MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith, was one of the organisers of a massive anti expansion rally (pictured above) where thousands of people turned out to voice their concerns.

He says there has to be another option.



To hear Lucy's interview in full go to radiojackie.com and click on the Red Button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Investigation after fatal crash in Tooting
Investigations are underway after a man died following a collision with a bus on Tooting Broadway last night.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 6 o’clock.

Police say his next of kin are yet to be informed and no arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Airports Commission recommends expansion at Heathrow and Gatwick
The Airport Commission have recommended additional runways should be built at Heathrow and Gatwick in its interim report.

For Heathrow, Sir Howard Davies recommends either a third runway to the north-west or for the existing north runway to be extended.

He says that plans for a Thames Estuary airport haven’t been shortlisted – but further studies into the idea will be carried out in the New Year.

A public consultation on the Commission’s early findings will be held next autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Croydon man will face retrial


A man from Croydon who’s accused of raping a woman in a Surrey park will face a retrial.

58 year old Colin Ford of Fernhurst road denied raping and sexually assaulting a woman at Whyteleafe Recreation Ground back in May.

And on 10 December, the jury were unsuccessful in reaching a verdict.

At the hearing at Guildford Crown court, the judge ordered he should be retried over the allegations.

He was bailed ahead of a trial on the 9th June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am  

Monday, 16 December 2013

Staines Station Death

A man’s been killed at Staines station.

The victim, believed to be 58 years old, was pronounced dead at 8.30am yesterday.

The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and the man’s family has been informed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

Ashford Flasher

Police are appealing for help to track down a man who exposed himself to a woman in Ashford.

The 20 year old was walking her dog along Saxon Road last Monday afternoon when the incident happened.

The suspect is described as being white, with pale skin, in his mid-30s, with ginger hair and a ginger patchy beard.

He was wearing a black woolly hat with his hair and sideburns showing out the side, a black hooded jacket and dark trousers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Fire in Hanworth
Fire fighters are tackling a fire in a flat in The Hollands in Hanworth.

The Brigade was called just after three o’clock, there are no reports of any injuries at this moment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Fire in Brentford
Fire crews are tackling a fire at a furniture shop in Brentford High Street.

The blaze is affecting part of the first floor of P Goddard and Sons and crews are working hard to bring it under control.

The brigade was called at ten to three.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

MP rings in the festivities with help from Epsom schoolboy


Chris Grayling has wished everyone a Merry Christmas by launching a competition to find the best Christmas card design.

The winning design was produced by 10 year old Tom Ade-Parsons from
Wallace Fields Junior School.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Mark Bridger launches appeal against April Jones murder sentence
Mark Bridger has launched an appeal against his whole-life sentence for the murder of five year old April Jones in Wales last year.

The 47 year old who lived in Wallington until the mid 80s, lodged his application for permission to appeal earlier this year.

April’s parents have labeled the move disgusting.

Bridger’s initial hearing will take place at the Court of Appeal on January the 24th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Chelsea draw Turkish opponents in Champions League
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has got his wish of a Champions League last-16 tie against Galatasaray.

The two-leg fixture in the New Year will see his team go up against former striker Didier Drogba – who now plays for the Turkish side.

Manchester City have been handed a tricky draw against Barcelona, while Arsenal must play defending champions Bayern Munich.

Manchester United will take on Greek side Olympiakos.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Body found on tracks at Syon Lane.
British Transport Police have discovered the body of a man near the tracks at Syon Lane station.

He was found just before 9 o’clock this morning and declared dead at the scene.

Officers are now in the process of working out how he came to be near the tracks and informing his family.

They’re not treating his death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Expansion at Heathrow still on the cards
According to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin PM David Cameron would not be betraying voters if a third runway was built at Heathrow after the next election.

The Government appointed Airports Commission is due to publish an interim report this week containing a short list of options for extra runways at UK airports.

There’s speculation that the commission, chaired by Sir Howard Davies, will include options for a third or even fourth runway at Heathrow.

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith says if the PM backs expansion at the airport it would represent an “off-the-scale betrayal.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am  

Badger cull could come to Surrey
Labour Party councillor at Surrey County Council Robert Evans has voiced his opposition to the controversial badger cull coming to Surrey.

It could be coming to the county after Tory councillors voted en bloc last week to reject an opposition motion to stop similar action on County-owned land.

The cull has already seen hundreds of badgers shot dead in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Mr Evans said the cull is cruel and ineffective and there’s “no conclusive scientific evidence to justify the slaughter of hundreds of badgers.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 am  

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Arrests following a murder in Greenford
Detectives investigating a murder in Greenford have arrested a 45 year old man.

It’s after the body of 36 year old Zbigniew Michniewicz was found at a property on Greenford road on the 5th December.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen people going into the property or witnessed a fight between three white males outside it.

A 17 year old girl and a 20 year old man have also been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Alcoholic man dies in St. Georges Hospital
An inquest has heard that a 51 year old alcoholic died in hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest following alcohol withdrawal.

Victor Pixton had been brought to St Georges Hospital in Tooting after a cycle accident when he had ridden into a wheelie bin in Epsom.

He sustained eleven broken ribs and a cut kidney.

He discharged himself the same day and later collapsed at his girlfriend's house.

He was subsequently taken to intensive care and despite brain scans and numerous checks he died there on the 18th January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Fulham supports families in hard times
Hammersmith and Fulham is top of a London-wide scheme that aims to turn the lives of troubled families around.

The council has supported 280 families during the past 18 months providing training opportunities and improving school attendance.

The cost of supporting troubled families is estimated at £75,000 per family annually.

Families with children excluded from school or involved in youth crime or anti-social behaviour are able to apply for support from their council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Boost for new entrepreneurs
Musician and Reggae Reggae sauce mogul Levi Roots filled a Kingston University lecture hall offering budding entrepreneurs tips on starting a business.

The former Dragon's Den contestant, who was in Kingston on Friday, urged students to focus on building a brand and not simply developing a product.

Roots says that the biggest sales asset for a new business owner is themselves.

He appeared on Dragons Den in 2007 and secured a £50,000 investment - his business is now estimated to be worth £60 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Staines police helicopter on patrol
A police helicopter was sent to attend the scene of an altercation between two men last night in Staines.

Numerous emergency vehicles were called to Commercial Road after reports of a disturbance in one of the homes.

Two men have been arrested and currently remain in police custody.

Officers have seized a number of items and are asking for witness to the incident to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Art prize for Kingston student
A Kingston University fine art graduate has won the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year award.

25 year old Nick Lord saw off 1800 rivals and has secured the chance of painting a portrait of Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel.

Until recently Lord, has been funding his passion earning money painting model trains.

He will receive a £10,000 prize and a year's supply of art materials.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

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