South West London football round up
In the Premier League tonight, Chelsea sit top of the table after winning 2-0 at Hull.
The result takes them above Arsenal, who don’t play until Monday night.
Boss Jose Mourinho says his side are improving with each game.
Meanwhile, Fulham lost 4-1 at home to Sunderland, and Crystal Palace slipped to the bottom of the league after losing 2-0 away to Tottenham.
In the Football League, QPR won 3-1 at Ipswich, Brentford beat Port-Vale 2-0 and AFC Wimbledon lost 2-0 at home to Torquay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 pm
Friday, 10 January 2014
New development in Kingston
Draft plans for a new 'statement' building in Kingston have been revealed.
This weekend people will have the opportunity to see an exhibition of the plans for the redevelopment of the North Kingston gas holders site on Sury Basin.
The planned project will create 315 sustainable homes for the area, as well as containing a number of commercial properties.
The plans will be on display at Tiffin School between 10am and 2pm tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm
Soldier arrested at Heathrow
A soldier has been charged with trying to smuggle around five kilos of cocaine into the UK.
26 year old Daryl Archer, who's based at Colchester barracks in Essex, was arrested at Heathrow on Wednesday after arriving from Brazil.
He's due to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on January the 23rd. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Quins announce team
Harlequins have announced the team to play ASM Clermont Auvergne tomorrow at the Stoop.
Nick Kennedy will make his senior starting debut for Quins, partnering George Robson in the second row.
Ugo Monye and Danny Care will return to the back line, while Luke Wallace is named at blindside flanker.
Kick off is at 1.35pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Police advice on road closures in Surrey
People in flooded parts of Surrey are being asked not to drive through road closures put in place.
It comes after officers had to spend a number of hours removing stuck cars from the A320 near Staines this morning.
Police say standing water can appear harmless, but can be perilously deep – two feet of water is enough to float your car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm
Putney High Street pollution
Harmful traffic pollution levels on Oxford Street and Putney High Street have already breached annual limits – 10 days into 2014.
Concentrations of nitrogen dioxide are not supposed to go above 200 micrograms per cubic metre on more than 18 occasions a year.
That’s according to Government clean air targets.
However, Oxford Street exceeded the limit on January the 5th, and Putney High Street exceeded it yesterday.
It’s the second year in a row Putney High Street has broken its annual limit in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
Cannabis factory discovered in Sutton
Police in Sutton discovered a cannabis factory yesterday morning, on the Collingwood Estate.
Around 60 plants and two large packets of white powder were found in a two-bed flat in Killick House.
No one was in the property at the time of the raid- The investigation continues.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sutton Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
Brentford scoop awards
Brentford boss Mark Warburton has been named League One Manager of the Month for December, after winning his first 5 games in charge.
His predecessor Uwe Rosler had previously won the Manager of the Month award for November.
Brentford have now won 12 of the 13 last league matches and sit in first place in the table.
Midfielder Sam Saunders was also named League One Player of the Month for December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Ruiz set to leave Fulham
Fulham midfielder Bryan Ruiz looks set to leave Craven Cottage.
Rene Meulensteen confirmed today that the Costa Rica international has been given permission to speak to other clubs.
He joined Fulham from FC Twente in 2011 and scored 8 goals for the Whites.
He has fallen out of favour under Meulensteen, starting only one Premier League game since his appointment as head coach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Campaigners to mark 12 years of Guantanamo Bay
Tomorrow marks 12 years since the opening of the notorious prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
Protesters will gather in Trafalgar Square for a rally from 2pm.
One-hundred-and-fifty-five inmates remain at the camp after ten were released last month.
Among those still waiting to be released is British resident Shaker Aamer from Battersea who’s been detained for 12 years without ever being charged for any crime.
He was cleared for release in 2007. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am
Flats in Sutton to undergo major refurbishment
Council tenants at Chaucer House in Sutton are to receive extensive refurbishment to their homes.
It’s part of the decent homes programme, which will include the installation of a ground-breaking sprinkler system, designed to improve fire safety.
Ninety-six residents’ flats will receive a major facelift with new kitchens, bathrooms, rewiring and communal heating.
Work begins this week and the project’s expected to be completed by August. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 am
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Three-legged Buddy rehomed from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
A three-legged dog from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home who appeared on TV in an appeal to find him a home has found a family to take him in.
Buddy appeared on Paul O'Grady's For The Love of Dogs, where he met Michael Buble.
The Saluk family from Kent spotted Buddy on the show and fell in love with him.
They were one of dozens of enquiries about him, and as previous Staffie owners, they were a perfect match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Wimbledon teenager reveals what Yahoo have done with app
The teenager from Wimbledon who sold his homemade app to Yahoo for £30 million last year, has revealed what they’ve done with it.
Nick D’Aloisio joined Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this week.
He presented the new improved Summly app – rebranded as the “Yahoo News Digest” which has taken nine months to develop.
D’Aloisio developed the homework help app Summly while studying at Kings College in Wimbledon Village.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm
Baby born at Heathrow
There was an unexpected arrival at Heathrow on New Year’s Day.
A woman gave birth in the toilets minutes after stepping off a flight from Kenya – despite the fact she wasn’t due for another few days.
Regina Hamisi went into labour and her waters broke in the loo in arrivals. But just an hour later she was cradling a 6lb 4oz baby girl.
The new mum said she travelled to Kenya knowing she was so far gone, because it was her brother’s wedding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Delivery van targeted in robbery in Epsom
Police are investigating after a delivery van was targeted in a robbery in Epsom this morning.
Officers were called to the Sainsbury's garage on Kiln Lane just before 8.
Two men wearing balaclavas entered the back of a delivery van which was being unloaded at the location and stole a large quantity of cigarettes.
The offenders left the scene in a white van believed to be a Citroen with the registration number YE03 ZZA.
No weapons were seen and no injuries have been reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Could Kingston and Richmond be in line for new community centres?
Richmond and Kingston are in talks this week to build a new Children’s community centre.
The two boroughs will put forward the idea to a committee.
They say the non-profit establishment will provide services for children to ensure their “long term sustainability and security”. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm
Flood warning for Sunbury and Wraysbury this evening
The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Thames at Sunbury and Wraysbury this evening.
Flooding is expected in the Upper Halliford and Kempton Park areas, as well as Sunbury town centre. Lower Hampton Road Park and Kenton Court Meadow could also be in danger of the rising waters.
In Wraysbury, flooding is predicted for Welley Road, Ouseley Road, Station Road and Staines Road, as well as Magna Carta Lane.
River levels are at a ten year high, and people are being advised to act now to protect themselves and their property.
Rain is expected overnight, but it is predicted to be dry tomorrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm
UPDATE: Chessington incident
A man has died after suffering a suspected heart attack in Chessington.
The air ambulance was called to Bridge Road just after two o’clock where they found the 85 year old cyclist on the pavement.
At first it’s thought he had been in collision with a car – but that theory has since been dismissed.
The man’s next of kin has been informed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm
Chessington cyclist taken to hospital
A male cyclist has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after landing near a railway bridge in Chessington.
It’s not yet clear if the man had been in a collision with a car as he was found collapsed on the pavement in Bridge Road.
The emergency services were called just after two o’clock – the cyclist’s condition is unknown at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Man jailed for drug offences
A 48-year-old man has been jailed for 18 months at Croydon Crown Court for drug offences.
It’s after Mohamed Nahid Din from Ashford was found hiding behind a false wall at a large and highly sophisticated cannabis factory protected by booby-traps.
It was in an industrial unit on the Wandle Industrial Estate and had the facade of a respectable tyre company with a reception front desk.
Police found a false wall off the reception area hiding a wooden enclosure about half the size of a tennis court containing around 500 cannabis plants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Merton's Borough Commander suspended
The Met Police have confirmed they’ve suspended the Borough Commander for Merton after receiving complaints about his conduct.
The Directorate of Professional Standards is looking into claims of inappropriate behaviour relating to Chief Superintendent Darren Williams.
Superintendent David Palmer will act as the Borough Commander for Merton whilst the investigation takes place. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Tooting's MP: Child sex attackers and violent criminals walking away with community sentences
Half of convicted child sex attackers, violent criminals and burglars are walking free from court in England and Wales with community sentences.
Shadow Justice Secretary and Tooting MP Sadiq Khan secured the figures from the Ministry of Justice.
He claims Government spending cuts are undermining the criminal justice system.
Labour says it's an insult to victims of crime – but the government says it's working to toughen sentencing guidelines. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am
England team director denies making Pietersen ultimatum
Andy Flower denies he's issued an ultimatum to the England and Wales Cricket Board to end Kevin Pietersen's international career.
Reports suggest he'll quit as team director if they don't.
Flower says the coverage is "totally inaccurate", and that no decisions have been made on the futures of players and staff.
Surrey batsman Pietersen tweeted he's "shocked and saddened" by the reports. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Flooding continues to cause chaos
Big cuts to the government budget that deals with emergencies including flooding, have been criticised by MPs.
Half a billion pounds has been axed from the Department for the Environment since 2010 and its facing more cuts over the next two years.
Climate change scientists warn we can expect more extreme weather like we've been experiencing over the last few weeks.
This was the scene in Sunbury earlier this afternoon.
Flood Warning For Staines
A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Properties closest to the River Thames from Runnymede Pleasure Grounds to Penton Hook in Staines.
The area expected to flood includes Hythe End Road, Bell Weir Lock, Holm Island, Church Island, Truss Island and Penton Hook Lock.
The authority says river levels are continuing to slowly rise and flooding of some low lying properties closest to the river is expected through the night. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm
Fulham youngster delighted after debut
Fulham youngster Chris David says he’s delighted after making his debut in the draw at Norwich on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Dutch midfielder set up Darren Bent for the opening goal in the 1-1 draw.
He hopes he impressed Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen enough to play in the replay later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Tooting MP launches campaign for referendum on planned tube ticket office closures
Tooting’s MP Sadiq Khan has helped launch a campaign to turn London’s council elections into a referendum on planned tube ticket office closures.
Labour and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association say Boris Johnson’s plans to close all ticket offices by 2015 would compromise safety.
However, London Underground says those claims are unfounded.
They argue that their staff will be better employed in ticket halls – assisting commuters choose the right tickets for their journeys at their machines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Police are investigating a fire which caused around 30-thousand pounds worth of damage to a block of flats in Sutton.
It broke out in the early hours of Saturday in a bin storage cupboard in the communal porch area at Glyndale Grange on Mulgrave Road.
The occupants of the flats all had to be evacuated – no-one was injured.
Officers say there’s no evidence to suggest anything is suspicious about the fire at this stage – but that they’re keeping an open mind.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Met Police continue road safety operation
The Met Police have decided to extend their road safety operation as people return to work and school this week.
Operation Safeway was launched before Christmas in response to a series of cycling deaths on the streets of London – including in Croydon.
Nearly 14-thousand fixed penalty notices for traffic offences were handed out during the six week safety crackdown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Pilot sees UFO above Heathrow
A pilot has reported that a mysterious flying object passed within close range of his cockpit in the skies above Heathrow Airport.
The apparent near miss took place in July but has just been reported by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The captain of the A320 saw a cigar shaped metallic object flying directly at his plane.
The report says “the pilot was subject to a powerful impression of immediate danger.”
It’s believed the occurrence may have been due to a possible reflection of the low sun off another aircraft. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 am
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Fashion opens up more jobs
British menswear designers will be launching next season’s collections in London tomorrow to the world’s biggest retail outlets.
Press and buyers from 37 countries are in the capital to see what London menswear designers are proposing for Autumn/Winter 2014.
The Menswear fashion industry is booming and currently generates over £10 billion for the UK’s economy.
More jobs are opening up in the sector and Andrew Ebby, the course director of MA fashion at Kingston University, says it’s an exciting time to be a menswear designer.
The number of students choosing to specialize in menswear design at Kingston has tripled over the past 5 years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am
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