Shepperton Power cut
There has been a power cut this evening affecting about 500 households in the Shepperton area after a complex fault developed.
It is believed it developed in an underground distribution network at around 5pm and engineers are working hard to restore the power.
U.K. Power Network have issued the following statement.
“We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose power and would like to apologise for the inconvenience”. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm
Missing Tourist Found
A Romanian tourist, who vanished after being separated from his son on the Tube, has been found safe and well.
Vasile Belea was visiting London for the first time when he disappeared at Stockwell Underground Station on Tuesday morning.
The 63-year-old, who speaks little English, was located in Southall at around 11 last night and has been reunited with his family. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm
Epsom Doctor Helps Woman After 20 Failed Pregnancies
A miscarriage expert at Epsom and St Helier Hospital Trust has enabled a woman to give birth to a baby boy after 20 failed pregnancies.
Kelly Moseley from Birmingham, contacted Dr Hassan Shehata after hearing him talk about his work in a television interview.
He identified the cause of her repeated miscarriages and Kelly became the first patient to receive the tablet form of the drug Hydroxychloroquine.
Her son Tyler will be one year old in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm
Three held for Sunbury assaults and robbery
Three people -- charged in connection with a series of assaults and a robbery in Sunbury in the early hours of Tuesday morning -- have been remanded in custody at the Guildford Magistrates Court.
Jenny Todd from Hayes and George Maton from West Drayton were charged with 3 counts of common assault, using violence to secure entry, two counts of resisting arrest and robbery.
Charlie Smith from Sunbury was charged with robbery.
The three 19 year olds will next appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 30th January. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am
Heathrow traveller detained for terrorism offences
Police have obtained warrants to detain two women who were arrested on suspicion of being involved in terrorism until 23rd of January.
A 26 year old woman was stopped on Thursday morning at Terminal 5 at Heathrow by police acting on intelligence as she was preparing to leave on a flight to Turkey.
She was later arrested on the suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. A large amount of cash was seized.
A second woman, aged 27, was arrested in the afternoon at a northwest London address on the same charges.
The arrests were not in response to an immediate threat. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 am
Friday, 17 January 2014
Surbiton robbery suspect
A woman’s been robbed at knifepoint in Surbiton.
The attack took place as the 38 year old victim was using a cash machine at the Ace of Spades filling station in Hook Rise North just before midnight on Wednesday.
Kingston Police have released a CCTV image of the man they want to trace in connection with the robbery.
Could more trouble be brewing for Tesco?
Tesco has come under more fire – this time for its customer services at the Shannon Corner store in New Malden.
The supermarket giant is currently trying to push through plans for a massive complex at Tolworth Roundabout. That's despite its last application being rejected.
Many residents have joined the ‘Every Little Hurts Campaign’ set up by Kingston’s MP Ed Davey.
A number have also contacted Radio Jackie asking us to take up the plight.
One, who is against the new plans for Tolworth and didn’t wish to be named, told us Tesco shouldn’t even be contemplating building another store until they have sorted the problems at their current stores, most notably, New Malden.
There are never enough staff on the tills. There are about 20 tills and at any time of the day only about two or three are working.
We did contact Tesco, which has promised to look into the alleged problems at Shannon Corner. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
Chessington lothario ''hopeful'' of dates to come
The man made famous by his unusual dating methods, says he has been inundated with offers of love from women across South West London and Surrey.
Landscape gardener Gerald Abrahams was left disillusioned by dating websites, so decided to take to Waterloo Station wearing a sandwich board reading hot brunette wanted for 2014.
He's since been on a date with a brunette in Gloucestershire, and brought his sandwich board to the streets of Kingston to continue his hunt for the perfect woman.
Gerald took time out from his hunt earlier this week to chat with Neil and Nicky on Jackie Breakfast.
Jackie's very own Romeo Neil Long, is however, still looking for love.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am
Inquest continues into child's death at Kingston Hospital
An inquest into the death of a 4-year-old girl at Kingston Hospital has heard that a junior doctor repeatedly raised concerns about the child’s treatment.
Freya Wells died in 2012 after she was given antibiotics orally to treat a severe infection.
Junior doctor Hilary Towse says she was laughed at by a senior colleague when she suggested the child be examined by a consultant.
Freya died hours later.
The inquest at West London Coroners Court continues this morning.
Fears grow over Tesco Tolworth Toby Jug development 2014
“Ludicrous – Barking and Absurd!”
Those are the words of councillors and residents from across Surbiton and Chessington on plans to build a hotel in Tolworth.
The Toby Jug development scheme boasts a seven storey hotel and a four thousand square foot Tesco store.
The A3 would also be re-shaped down to two lanes passing through Tolworth roundabout.
Residents have just three weeks to submit their objections to Kingston Council.
MP for Kingston and Surbiton Edward Davey has even launched a fresh campaign "Every Little Hurts" where people can sign a petition.
He wrote an open letter to residents stating:
This week coming, Tesco’s plans for Tolworth will come before Councillors at the South of the Borough Neighbourhood meeting for discussion. On 7th February it will then be going to the full meeting of the Council’s Development Control Committee.
The proposal from Tesco includes a 400sqm superstore, a hotel and flats. To support this, they are proposing to:
widen the two arms of the roundabout that cross the A3 by removing the white hatch markings and creating a fourth lane of traffic
install a new signalled pedestrian crossing on the south bound slip road between the roundabout and Hook Rise South
new signalled access into the site on the Kingston Road at the junction with Lansdowne Close
As your MP I have campaigned with your Liberal Democrat Focus Team against these plans – our reasons for this can be found http://www.everylittlehurts.co.uk/, but we need your help. We need you to email Kingston Council with your views on the application to [email protected], make sure to include your name and address and to ask for an acknowledgement.
A meeting was held on Wednesday at Southborough School where people voiced their concerns. Full audio from the meeting can be heard here.
Audio courtesy of The Royal Borough of Kingston Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm
Chiswick’s lifeboat crew has plucked a dog walker to safety
The man, aged in his 60s, plunged into the cold river water shortly after 5pm yesterday while walking along Chiswick Towpath.
A passing rowing team heard his cries for help but couldn’t lift him out of the fast flowing Thames.
Chiswick RNLI lifeboat crew quickly arrived and pulled him to safety before taking him to a waiting ambulance at Chiswick Pier. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm
Two women have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
The first was taken into custody at Heathrow Airport this morning just as she was about to get on a plane to Istanbul - with police seizing a large quantity of cash.
The second was picked up at an address in north-west London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
Croydon stabbing in shopping centre
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a double stabbing in the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.
Police were called on Tuesday to reports of a group of youths fighting inside the location.
Officers arrived on scene along with the London Ambulance Service and found two boys, aged 16 and 17, suffering from stab wounds.
Both were taken to hospital.
There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm
Kingston restaurant owner fined
The owner of a Kingston restaurant has been fined £3,000 for failing to keep his premises clean and breaking food hygiene rules.
51 year old Daniele Ragona who owns Bruschetta in London Road, pleaded guilty to three offences.
They included a lack of an adequate hot water supply, dirty storage equipment and greasy, dirty conditions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm
Heathrow immigration centre has "forgotten basic principles of humanity"
An immigration removal centre near Heathrow has “forgotten the basic principles of humanity and decency” according to a report.
After visiting the detention facility in Harmondsworth, HM Inspectorate of Prisons concluded it was “overcrowded, dirty and bleak”.
In one case an 84 year old detainee suffering from dementia died after being handcuffed for almost five hours.
Immigration minister Mark Harper says the centre is operating “below the high standard expected” and that he hopes to see a “significant improvement” in light of the report.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm
Twickenham's MP gets apology over minimum wage accusation
Labour's shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has apologised to the Business Secretary Vince Cable for falsely stating he “had reservations about a minimum wage”.
Rachel Reeves questioned why the Twickenham MP had abstained on the vote to introduce the wage in 1998.
Cable replied that his wife was terminally ill in hospital at the time, leading to him missing the vote.
Reeves tweeted that she had sent a note to Cable to apologise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Greening wants more funding for Syria
International Development Secretary Justine Greening has warned that the Syrian humanitarian crisis will escalate sharply unless the international community steps up with significant new funding.
The MP for Putney told a major United Nations pledging conference in Kuwait that nations should seize the opportunity to provide vital support to millions of Syrians.
Britain has just announced 30-million pounds in funding to support Syrian women and children caught up in the conflict.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 am
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Woking Man On Sex Charges
A man from Woking has appeared in court accused of a number of non - recent sexual offences against four girls and women.
77 year old Allan Cundick from Goldsworth Park is accused of ten alleged offences of indecent assault between 1970 and 2004.
He’s on conditional bail and is next due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 31st January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm
Heathrow Immigration Rewards
It’s been revealed immigration officers at places like Heathrow Airport, are being rewarded for helping to deport asylum seekers.
A Freedom of Information request by the Guardian found gift vouchers, holidays and cash bonuses are being used.
It’s if they reach the target of winning 70% of tribunal cases in which asylum seekers are appealing against being removed from the UK.
The incentives are part of Home Office reward schemes. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm
Mitcham and Morden MP quizzes PM
Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh has quizzed David Cameron during Prime Minister’s question time.
Top Gear star brings books to life for Tadworth based children's charity
Richard Hammond has given his support to a new set of books which have been created to support children and their families living with brain injury.
The BBC presenter suffered a serious brain injury himself when he was involved in a high speed car crash.
Richard, who is Vice President of The Children’s Trust, said he is proud to lend his support and has also made an exclusive audio-book to accompany one of the books.
Talking about the creation of the publications, which includes a parents’ handbook and two childrens' books, he said: This is a wonderful, colourful way for families touched by brain injury to explore the issues they may face. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am
Wallington based charity has stark warning
We're being warned to be on our guard after an increase in the number of people having their possessions stolen by pickpockets.
There's been an 8% rise in the crime over the last 12 months.
Crimestoppers says 1,700 people fall victim every day.
Lucy Reid from Crimestoppers says sometimes we make it too easy for criminals.
Police are appealing for a help to find a man who has absconded from a prison in Kent.
55-year-old Malcolm Parker was released on a temporary licence from HMP Blantyre House for a home visit, but failed to return when due to.
He's described as black, 6 ft 1 tall, of medium build and balding, with a distinctive scar on his left elbow between one and two inches in size.
He's known to have links to the Croydon and Hendon areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
Missing girl has links to South West London
Police are appealing for information to help find a missing 14-year-old girl from Scarborough.
Chaenan Bertinelli is believed to be in the South West London area, as she has relatives there, who she may have gone to visit.
She's described as white, 5ft 3 tall with red hair.
Officers are concerned for her safety due to her age and lack of contact.
Anyone who has any information which could help the search for Chaenan is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and select option 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am
No action against brother in Claygate murder investigation
No action will be taken against the brother of an engineer from Claygate who was shot dead in the French Alps.
Zaid al-Hilli was accused of orchestrating the shooting of Saad al-Hilli, his wife, mother-in-law and a French cyclist in Annecy in 2012.
Police say his bail has been cancelled as there's not enough evidence to charge him with a crime. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Surrey businesses primed for growth
A survey’s revealed that businesses in Surrey are primed for growth in the next two years.
The study for Surrey County Council and Surrey Connects has revealed that 77 per cent of firms are optimistic about their prospects for expanding.
Three in 10 have already reported annual increases in turnover or budget.
Businesses in Surrey generate 30-million pounds annually for the UK economy. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
UPDATE: Woking Girl Found
A 13-year-old girl from Woking missing since the weekend has been found safe and well.
Nisha Mazhar left her home in Goldsworth Park on Sunday morning.
She was then spotted on camera in the subway under Woking station at around 10am.
It’s thought she’d taken a replacement bus service to Guildford.
She was found in the town centre there just after 7.30 this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm
Efit released in connection with Sutton rape
Police are appealing for information following a rape at a residential address in the Benhilton area of Sutton last Saturday night.
The suspect is described as a black man, aged approximately 40 years old and 5ft 4ins tall. He had a round face and bald head. He was wearing a blue round necked fleece-type jumper with a red or orange logo on the breast.
The suspect claimed to work for the council before attacking the woman.
Detectives from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are investigating.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who had a visit from a man matching this description or who believe they may know who he is.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8721 4106 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
UPDATE: Abi has been located safe and well this evening
Police were appealing for assistance in locating vulnerable 13-year-old Abi Allison from Kingston today.
The alarm was raised after she went missing from her home at 7.30 this morning. She was located earlier this evening.
Police have thanked the media for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm
RNLI proving why it is the 4th emergency service
The RNLI was out again last night after a woman fell into the Thames at Chiswick Bridge.
The 24 year old was spotted after walkers along the towpath heard her cries for help.
Chiswick RNLI was called at 7 o’clock, and pulled the woman from the water just near The White Hart in Barnes. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm
Tesco in Tolworth set to be discussed
Tesco's revised application to build a superstore in Tolworth will be discussed at a public meeting tomorrow night.
The retail giant wants to build a supermarket, hotel, restaurant and 269 homes on the former Toby Jug pub site in Hook Rise South.
It’s not the first time the supermarket has submitted an application for the space.
Plans were handed to the council in 2010 – but withdrawn following public outcry because of their size.
But it appears revised plans might fare better, as residents say there is a need for the land to be used.
The meeting is taking place at 7.30 at Southborough School.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Police appeal after Walton arson
Police are appealing for information after an arson attack in Walton.
A 20-thousand pound JCB digger was left unusable after being set alight at Total Metal Recycling late in the evening on the 20th of December.
Officers say a man was spotted acting suspiciously in the area near to the attack on the Weylands Industrial Estate in Molesey Road.
He was wearing a dark hooded top with a white motif on the front, light coloured trousers or jeans and white shoes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
£300,000 mental health plan injection to ease winter pressure on A&E
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has launched a £300,000 plan to help ease winter pressures on A&E.
The innovative project will see more mental health nurses based in A&E at St George’s Hospital and quicker discharges from mental health wards to free up space in busy periods
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
Woman escapes house fire in Morden
A woman has escaped a house fire in Morden.
The blaze broke out just before four o’clock this morning in Merevale Crescent.
A spokesman for London Fire Brigade says they suspect the fire started after clothes were left drying on a halogen gas heater.
It’s the second time the brigade has been called out in the space of 24 hours.
Yesterday a man was rescued from a burning derelict office block in Brentford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am
Fulham up for the cup
Fulham defender Elsad Zverotic says it’d be fantastic if the current team could reach the FA Cup final.
He says he’d love to replicate the performance of the 1975 Fulham team – where they lost in the final to West Ham.
The Whites face a third round replay against Norwich at Craven Cottage tonight.
The winner will face an away trip to Sheffield United. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am
Tolworth back to its old ways
It's barely two months since the brand new Tolworth Greenway project was unveiled.
But visitors to Tolworth may be surprised to see a different side to the Broadway and the cafes in which they love to frequent.
For this is what lies behind the parade of shops, in a trade route named Broadoaks.
It is regularly cleaned by residents, but after a few days the fly tippers are back.
Kingston Council has relinquished all responsibility for the busy trade route, despite the fact it has erected signs saying flytippers will be prosecuted, and recently stuck up rubbish collection notices.
Residents who live along the route told us it's absolutely vile and disgusting. We pay our council tax and still flytippers are taking advantage of the place where we live and nothing is being done about it. The council has just turned a blind eye, choosing to focus instead on what is going on out front.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Police want your help to trace man
Police are issuing an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the rape of a woman in West Ealing in September 2011.
The incident happened on the 27th of September after the victim, a woman aged in her 20s, met the man in a pub in Ealing Broadway.
The pair talked and, on leaving the premises, the man asked the victim to accompany him back to his home for a drink where she was attacked.
Officers have carried out extensive enquiries since the incident but have been unable to trace this man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am
Croydon fights back against terrorism
Officers in Croydon are taking part in a major pan- London operation to increase awareness of security and counter terrorism policing.
The initiative- known as Operation Penna is the second of its kind run by the Metropolitan police.
Activities will take place across 32 boroughs between the 13th and 24th January.
With officers in Croydon meeting local shop keepers and staff from Centrale and Whitgift shopping centres to inform them how to keep the town safe among other things. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 am
Monday, 13 January 2014
Woking Girl Missing
A teenager from Woking is missing this evening.
Thirteen year old Nisha Mazhar is from Goldsworth Park and was last seen on Sunday morning.
She’s Asian, 5ft 5”, slim with long dark brown hair.
She was wearing black leggings or trousers, a dark grey top, a black three-quarter length coat, with a white scarf and brown Ugg boots.
If you've seen her or know where she might be then please call Surrey police on 101.
Page 3 ban campaign comes to Kingston
The leader of Kingston Council has backed the campaign to scrap page three in the Sun.
Liz Green's supporting Kingston University's decision to remove the Sun from sale or distribution on campus.
She says there's no longer a place for such a backwards view of women in the media. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Rescue in Brentford
A man has been rescued from a fire at a derelict office block in Brentford.
It broke out on the High Street in the early hours of this morning.
The man has been taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
An investigation is now under way into the cause of the fire. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
The Crystal Palace player who blasted a penalty high over the bar at the weekend could face legal action after making allegations about a former manager who'd criticised him.
Jason Puncheon made a series of claims about Neil Warnock on Twitter this morning, after Warnock said he wouldn't have trusted the player with a spot-kick.
Warnock has denied the allegations, and says the matter is being addressed with Puncheon.
The pair worked together at QPR. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm
Merton meeting to discuss crime
Want to find out more about Police policy and vision for London?
The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, is visiting every London borough with senior Met Police officers.
They will be holding public meetings talking about how to solve policing issues, as well as answering any questions you might have.
The meetings will take place throughout January, February and March - the first taking place at the Merton Civic Centre tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm
Rare plant stolen from Kew Gardens
Police are appealing for information to trace a rare plant that has been stolen from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
At some time last Thursday a 'Nymphaea Thermarum' was taken from the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Officers have been informed that the plant would have had to have been dug, or pulled up, from a shallow water lily pond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Man who murdered betting shop manager in Morden jailed for life
A robber who murdered a betting shop manager in Morden by hitting him repeatedly with a hammer has today been jailed for life.
21 year old Shafique Ahmad Aarij of no fixed address, was ordered to serve a minimum of 26 years.
He had previously been found guilty of murdering 55-year-old Andrew Iacovou (pictured) at Ladbrokes in Aberconway Road last May.
The killer then removed a bag strapped across his body and emptied a coin tray on the counter, stealing £296.68 in total.
Evidence also showed Aarij had wired £271 to Pakistan just 90 minutes after the murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Man jailed for benefit fraud
A man from Kingston who owes more than £4,000 in council tax has been jailed.
58 year old Kazimierz Walendykiewicz will spend two weeks behind bars after failing to pay up.
After being found guilty of culpable neglect last year, he was asked to pay Kingston Council £100 a month.
However, after failing to comply, he was taken back to court last week and handed the 14 day sentence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Images released of men police would like to speak to in relation to Walton thefts
Police have released images of three men who they’d like to speak to in connection with a series of thefts at a garage shop in Walton.
The shop at the BP garage on Hersham Road was targeted on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of December.
Officers believe the men may have vital information in relation to their investigation.
Safer parks in Hammersmith and Fulham
Parks police in Hammersmith and Fulham are to be the first to get lapel cameras in London.
The hardware will enable officers to capture court ready evidence at the touch of a button, which could cut crime in the Borough's 87 parks.
The waterproof devices, which cost £300 each, can capture high quality footage day and night.
The council expects to reduce fighting, drinking and other forms of anti-social behaviour and says the camera will save taxpayer money because the footage will force an early plea. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Kingston council want changes in planning laws
Kingston council is writing to the Government proposing the planning Inspectorate be scrapped.
The Council says the inspectorate regularly overturns decisions it has made, and so it is petitioning for planning to be controlled locally instead.
The planning inspectorate is the Government agency responsible for hearing and enforcing appeals.
The Council plans to lobby for a change in law so that it has ultimate powers over how the borough develops. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am
Vince Cable visits Kingston University
The Business Secretary and Twickenham MP has toured Kingston University to find out about the entrepreneurs and creative talent emerging in the borough.
Vince Cable met with students, the Vice Chancellor and senior member of faculty on Friday.
They told him how Government grants are vital in providing business mentoring to students launching companies in the creative sector.
Dr Cable says with the current emphasis on private sector growth, work at this University should been seen as cutting edge and pioneering. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am
Wandsworth Council helps residents give up smoking
If you made a resolution to give up smoking in the New Year, Wandsworth Council wants to help.
National research has shown that you are 4 times more likely to succeed if you have professional support.
The Council’s running drop-in clinics every weekend until the 2nd of March where they’ll be offering free advice.
They’ll be held on Saturday afternoons at Asda Roehampton and on Sunday afternoons at Asda Clapham Junction. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am
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