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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Skydiving Pensioner Twickenham

A pensioner from Twickenham is skydiving today in memory of his wife.
79-year-old Terry Howard is hoping it will raise funds for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.


That is weather permitting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

McLaren rookie not entirely satisfied
McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen says he’s “not completely happy” after qualifying eighth for tomorrow’s Monaco F1 Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old out-qualified his team-mate Jenson Button who will start 12th.

The Woking-based team currently lie 6th in the Constructor’s Standings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Dorking armed robbery
Police in Surrey are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Dorking last night.

Three men with balaclavas went into the Watermill Inn on Reigate Road just before 10.30pm.

A handgun was pointed at a staff member and cash was taken. The men then fled the store on foot.

It’s believed they got away in a dark hatchback, speeding towards Reigate.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Roehampton Students get Silver
Students from the University of Roehampton are celebrating their gardening success after receiving a silver gilt award at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Their Student Eats Garden showcased a number of plants and vegetables grown on campus, along with honey from hives on the union building roof and apple juice from orchards on the grounds.

The garden celebrates the value of student-led sustainable food production.

A recently launched project – Growhampton—helps students set up allotments and learn about producing their own food.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Croydon Con Artists owns up
A Croydon con artist has admitted a string of doorstep scams.

Sherene Simmons pleaded guilty to 12 counts of fraud by false representation and has been remanded in custody to appear for sentencing at Croydon Crown Court.

She would turn up unexpectedly on her victims’ doorstep -- often in the early hours of the morning -- to ask for money so she could visit sick relatives at the hospital.

She typically got £40-60 each time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

Friday, 23 May 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Sound of the Shadows comes to Sutton
A tribute evening to the lead guitarists of the 60s band, The Shadows, comes to Sutton next week to raise money and awareness for dementia.

Ritchy Rich and Steve Wood pay tribute to Hank & Bruce with a nostalgic journey through their greatest hits.

Ritchy told Radio Jackie News that the show aims to help the Alzheimer's cause:

'An Audience With Hank and Bruce' is playing at the Secombe Theatre in Sutton on 31st May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Sentencing next week for Battersea man
A man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend's brother in revenge for her leaving him.

30 year old Andrew Morris killed 21-year-old Henry Stangroom in October at the flat the men shared in Battersea.

The chef was stabbed and also had a head injury caused by a harpoon spear.

Morris had been in a relationship with Mr Stangroom's sister until about six weeks before the murder.

The three had lived together at a flat in Lavender Sweep but Miss Stangroom had recently moved out following an argument with Morris when he attacked her.

Morris will be sentenced next Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

New signing for Dons
AFC Wimbledon have completed the signing of Oxford United winger Sean Rigg on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old joined the U's in the summer of 2012 and scored two goals in 32 appearances.

Wimbledon haven’t disclosed the length of Rigg's contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

35 fire officers to school blaze in Carshalton
An investigation’s being carried following fire at a school in Carshalton.

Crews were called to the gym at Wandle Valley in Welbeck Road just after 11.

A number of foam mats were alight.

35 firefighters are at the scene but no children were evacuated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Counters need their sleep in Norbiton
Kingston council’s in Tory hands for the first time in 12 years.

Conservatives took the borough from the Lib Dems.

However, the declaration for Norbiton Ward’s been postponed until Sunday.

That’s because the counters who stayed on through the night are too tired to concentrate after so many recounts.

Apparently the count’s very close between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives although it will not affect the overall result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Attempted burglary in Chessington
Police were called to a suspected attempted burglary in Chessington earlier today.

Sniffer dogs were at the scene in Ripon Gardens at around half past one this afternoon.

The search for the suspect is still ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Chessington robbery
Three people have been arrested after a robbery in Chessington.

A delivery van was targeted in North Parade just before 12 noon this morning.

No-one was injured, but three suspects made off with some items, before they were later caught by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Election Results For Hammersmith And Fulham
Labour has gained Hammersmith and Fulham from the Tories, in one of three councils to have declared so far in the capital.

They took 11 seats from the Conservatives to take control of the authority for the first time since 2006.

Labour has also taken control of Merton – which was previously under no overall control.

Wandsworth's result came in first with it remaining Tory-led.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

London Election Results
After yesterday's polling, the results in the local elections are being counted and results are released throughout the day.

We'll be keeping you up to date with the London results throughout the day below.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Fifth teen charged with Feltham murder
Another teenager has been charged with the murder of Jamil Palmer in Feltham.

The 17-year-old will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court today.

18-year-old Palmer, from Hampton, was stabbed near Evans Grove on Tuesday May 6th.

Four other boys, aged between 15 and 16, have already been charged in connection with the murder.

A reward of 15-thousand pounds for information is still available.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am  

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Guildford Murder Update
A man has today been sentenced to life and will serve 14 years in prison following the murder of his mother's partner in Guildford last year.

23 year old Joshua Ellis was found guilty of the murder of 54 year old Neil Tulley at the family's home address in Bellfields.

During the trial the court heard that a forensic post mortem showed Mr Tulley died after sustaining more than sixty stab wounds.

At a previous hearing Joshua's brother, 14-year-old Jerome Ellis, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Mr Tulley and was sentenced to six years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Thousands of NHS patients are being discharged from hospitals every year in the middle of the night
That’s despite bosses ordering a crackdown on the practice.

New figures show the number of patients leaving hospital in England between 11pm and 6am has actually risen in the last two years.

Over 3,000 patients were discharged at this time at Croydon University Hospital, while the figure nearly reached 1,500 at Royal Surrey.

Figures for many other hospitals including St Helier, St George’s and Ashford and St Peter’s haven’t been made available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Police are investigating an unprovoked attack at a recreation ground in Claygate
It happened on Sunday when the 54-year-old victim was walking her dogs along a small path next to Claygate Primary School.

The suspect approached her from behind before grabbing her and punching her.

Afterwards, it’s believed that another dog walker helped the victim, who was left shaken and with facial injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Tree on line in Tolworth


You may not expect torrential rain and heavy wind in May, but the weather in South West London's caused chaos on the trains today.

Trees have fallen on the tracks at Tolworth, Cheam and Mortlake, causing delays and cancellations.

We'll be keeping you updated in our travel bulletins here on 107.8 Radio Jackie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Teddington house with owners buried in back garden sold
A house where the previous owners are buried in the back garden has sold for three quarters of a million pounds.

An estate agent thinks the four-bedroom property, in Teddington, could be worth a million once it's refurbished.

It's thought the former occupants were artists who wanted to be laid to rest close to home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Dangerous Dogs In Carshalton And Sutton Get Control Orders
Dog Control Orders have been issued to the owners of two animals that were dangerously out of control in public places.

The owners of a Collie called Colin in Sutton and a Husky called Patch from Carshalton were each summoned to appear at Croydon Magistrates.

The dogs have to neutered and microchipped; they must wear a muzzle and a lead and are not to be walked by anyone younger than 18.

If these conditions are not met the dogs will be seized and destroyed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Youngsters beating the odds in Woking


Two teens from Woking who took advantage of the Young Enterprise scheme are hoping to win big at the South East Finals.

18 year olds Connor Bradley and Luke Liddiard started The Goodwood Company last October, with just £150 to their name.

The pair, who hand craft household items out of recycled wood, recently won the Surrey Finals of the competition, which is set up by charity Young Enterprise.

The win is even more spectacular, as the boys were living in a YMCA.



The South East finals take place at Guildford Cathedral on June the 16th. Going along too will be Claremont Fan School with their Bird Igloo and environmentally friendly DIY bird nesting kit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Walton Woman Sentenced For Benefit Fraud
A woman from Walton's been sentenced to five months imprisonment after pleading guilty to two counts of benefit fraud.

38 year-old Yolanda Sanchez-Grimwood who was receiving Housing Benefit and Council Tax support, failed to declare extra income when she began working on a self-employed basis.

The suspended sentence will come into force should she fail to carry out 150 hours of community service in the next 12 months.

She also has to pay back benefit overpayments of over £19,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

First Creative Learning Festival arrives at Richmond


Richmond Theatre will see over 200 of its Creative Learning participants, from ages 5 to 85, come together to present the first Creative Learning Festival in July.

Each show will be performed by a different Creative Learning group, giving its members the opportunity to present their work to the general public for the first time.

To see a list of the shows, check Richmond Theatre's website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Another new arrival at London Scottish
London Scottish have made their fourth signing of the close season.

They’ve recruited openside flanker Fred Silcock on a one-year contract.

The 24-year-old arrives from Jersey, where he spent two seasons.

He follows Errie Classens, Adam Preoconin and David Cherry through the door at the Richmond Athletic Ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Triathlon in Henley-on-Thames
Eight police officers from Sutton are hoping to raise £1000 for charity.

They’ll be taking part in a triathlon in Henley-on-Thames in June, with the proceeds going to SWAN UK (Syndrome without A Name).

It’ll include a 400 metre swim, a 25k cycle ride and a 5k run.

You can support the team by visiting here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Man sought over Jamil Palmer murder in Feltham is arrested
Detectives investigating the murder of Jamil Palmer in Feltham had been appealing for information to the whereabouts of Mahamed Barre.

Mr Barre surrendered himself to police this afternoon and is currently in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Jewellery theft suspect leaves police in the picture


A suspected jewellery thief left his phone, including a picture of himself, at the scene of a crime and is now being sought by police in Kingston.

Detectives believe he may be linked to incidents at jewellery stores across London.

The latest shop targeted was Ernest Jones, Clarence Street, in Kingston where the suspect ran out of the shop with £18,000 of jewellery on Sunday.

However, in his speed to escape he left his phone behind which had his image as a screensaver, enabling police to identify him.

Police have identified as Germain Ibrahim Fofana, was posing as a customer interested in buying engagement rings for his female accomplice.

The pair entered the shop with a child in a buggy at about 1.45pm.

The suspect spoke to the shop assistant indicating they were interested in buying engagement rings.

The female then pointed out two rings she liked and wanted to look at. The couple then left the shop stating they were going to see jewellery at another store and would return later.

Approximately 30 minutes later the male suspect returned alone and asked the shop assistant who originally served him if he could look at both rings again as well as a wedding band.

He told the assistant that he wanted to compare the engagement rings with the wedding band to see which one it looked best with.

The shop assistant had no reason to believe the suspect was anything but genuine so she handed over the rings.

It was then the suspect ran out of the store with two engagement rings and the wedding ring, leaving behind his phone in a bag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

New signing for Scottish
London Scottish have signed South African Errie Claassens as they try to put together a squad for a top four finish next season.

The 32-year-old arrives from Bristol, and can play either at full-back or on the wing.

He's signed a two-year deal at the Richmond Athletic Ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Epsom robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was robbed in a park in Epsom.

The 21-year-old was walking close to the Pound Lane recreation ground just after 2am on Saturday.

She was approached from behind by two men who pushed her to the ground, causing injuries to her eye.

They then stole her rucksack, containing a pair of black trainers, a T-shirt with a picture of Johnny Cash on it and women’s clothing.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Woman sentenced after driving on wrong side of the A3
A 21-year-old woman who drove on the wrong side of the A3 towards an unmarked police car has been sentenced to four months in prison.

Perri Game from Oxford was disqualified from driving for three years after admitting dangerous driving and drink driving.

She drove north on the southbound carriageway of the A3 at Ripley in January.

Officers saw Game’s car driving towards them at speeds of up to 60 mph and decided to deliberately manoeuvre themselves to bring it to a halt.

As a result of the impact both vehicles were severely damaged.

The police officers and Game were taken to hospital but didn’t suffered serious injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Missing Thames Ditton man


Police are concerned for the welfare of a vulnerable man who’s gone missing.

21 year old Andrew Thompson is believed to have visiting the Thames Ditton area last night.

Searches in the surrounding areas, including parts of London have been carried out in a bid to locate him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Woman has bank card grabbed in Worcester Park
Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 60s had her bank card taken from her in Worcester Park.

She was using the ATM outside Sainsbury's Local on Central Road last Sunday afternoon when two men she didn't recognise approached her.

One stood between her and the machine and waved an envelope in front of her, distracting her and taking her card from the machine.

The woman shouted that the man had taken her card, and a member of the public unsuccessfully chased the men towards Cuddington cemetery.

Both suspects are described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, in their mid-20s, of slim build and wearing dark jackets and trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Chelsea striker hits out
Samuel Eto'o's labelled his Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho a "puppet" for his comments when he questioned the striker's age.

In an interview with the Confederation of African Football website, Eto'o insisted that he is 33 and physically fit.

But it seems certain that the Cameroon international's time at Stamford Bridge is coming to an end.

His one year deal is due to expire this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Walton girl could be set for singing success
A 12-year-old from Walton could be set to become the next big singing sensation.

Eliza Culley has made it through to the national final of the TeenStar singing competition, after impressing in the regional heat in Hayes.

She'll be competing in the pre-teens section for children aged 12 and under.

There are 30 people in the final, and they'll be fighting it out for a prize of 5-thousand pounds to develop their act.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Bella, the Staffie who won our hearts in ‘Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs’ has died.


The canine star of our ITV series won the nation’s heart last year when she appeared as part of a delightful duo with her daughter, Missy.

At the age of 15, Bella was diagnosed with spondylitis, a painful condition making it difficult for her to walk and, despite being on medication, the condition was getting progressively worse.

Her owner Arlene made the difficult decision to say goodbye to her exactly 50 weeks since they first came to Battersea to take Bella and Missy to their new home in Scotland.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Kittens Bill and Ben planted in new home


The 12 week old ginger kittens were called Bill and Ben by the staff at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home because they look so alike and constantly tried to escape out of their pens.

The adventurous pair were born at the charity’s centre, after their mother was brought in as a stray.

They were rehomed in the area on Tuesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

People of Tolworth give their views on the European elections
As well as local elections tomorrow, voters will also have the opportunity to choose who they think best represents them in the European Parliament.

It's the only time outside of a general election when all 46 million Brits on the electoral roll can vote.

The European Parliament is the only directly elected institution in the EU.

We asked these people in Tolworth if they thought it is still important in 2014.



You can listen to Jodie Rowan's special report on the European Parliament elections here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Woking "at risk" of election fraud
Allegations of postal fraud and vote rigging are being investigated by councils in 16 so-called "high risk areas", ahead of tomorrow's local and European elections.

Officials in Tower Hamlets have already removed more than 5-thousand names from the electoral register since February after spotting irregularities.

Woking’s among the boroughs which are thought to be at risk of potential fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Warning about disturbing Kingfisher nests
Police are reminding residents of Carshalton disturbing Kingfisher nests could land you with a 6-month prison sentence.

They’re stepping up patrols around Wilderness Island after an 8-year old boy was seen kicking a nest on the nature reserve.

Kingfishers are one of the most protected species in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Supports Dementia Awareness Week


One Banstead based care home is calling for people to create more dementia friendly communities after new reports have revealed more than 800,000 people in the UK are now living with the disease.

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is marking Dementia Awareness Week by highlighting the need to promote greater knowledge and specialist activities to support those living with dementia, after seeing the positive effects the home’s ‘Dementia Friends’ Champion has had on residents.

The home runs different activities for residents with dementia including games, reflexology and music therapy.

These can prove vital with integration and offset the feelings of isolation so often experienced by sufferers.

Earlier in the year residents also took part in a study to assist with medical research into the healing effects of music therapy for dementia sufferers.

A sensory garden has also been created in the grounds of Belvedere House supporting nostalgia therapies using smell relaxation designed to bring back happy memories for dementia sufferers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Man from Streatham Hill jailed after smuggling cocaine
A man from Streatham Hill is among three people who have been jailed after being found guilty of smuggling cocaine into Britain.

40-year-old Joseph Akukalia has been sentenced to 10 years for importing a Class A drug.

Two other men were given 13 and 7 year sentences.

They were caught out after a large quantity of cocaine was discovered hidden in a box of amplifiers at Heathrow Airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Appeal to trace teenagers missing from Hounslow and Brixton


Police are appealing for help to trace two teenage girls who have gone missing from Hounslow and Brixton.

15-year-old’s Mia Ferguson and Jade Young went missing from their homes on the 4th of May.

There have since been sightings of them in Oval and Lavender Hill, while it’s possible they may have travelled to Manchester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Detectives seek teenager who may be able to help with Feltham murder investigation
They feel 17-year-old Mahamed Barre may have information which could help them with their enquiries.

Four people have already been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Jamil in Crane Park earlier this month.

Anyone who sees him should call 999 and not approach him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Croydon and Twickenham residents some of the UK's most miserable
Harrogate has been named the happiest place to live in Britain.

The North Yorkshire spa town tops a survey which asked people how content they are with their surroundings.

Inverness comes second in Rightmove's "happy at home" index.

However, the news is not quite so good for residents of Croydon, which ranks as the 3rd least happy place to live.

Those in Twickenham also fare badly, with the home of English rugby ranking as the 5th most miserable place in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 am  

AFC Wimbledon game could have fallen victim to matchfixing

A court has heard how 2 businessmen bribed players to swing the results of a League Two football match involving AFC Wimbledon.

Chann Sankaran and Krishna Ganeshan are charged with trying to fix the result of the Dons game against Dagenham and Redbridge in November.

Footballers Michael Boateng, Hakeem Adelakun and Moses Swaibu, from Croydon, each deny charges of conspiracy to commit bribery.

The accused were allegedly fixing results in order for themselves and friendly benefactors to make money on bets.

There is no suggestion of wrong doing by either club and the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has pulled out of a street rally organised by his party in Croydon
The event in the high street saw heated rows between supporters and protesters.

A steel band, which had been hired to play, walked out amid reports they had not been told they would be playing for Ukip.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Teenager guilty of murder in Croydon


A teenager who stabbed a 17-year-old boy to death in an unprovoked attack in Croydon has today been found guilty of murder.

17-year-old Uriah Gardner, from Mitcham, stabbed Fico Dougan in the heart in September.

Gardner was at a house with his girlfriend, when Fico arrived to see his girlfriend who was also there.

Gardner went to the kitchen and picked up a large knife, fatally stabbing Fico who was sitting on the sofa watching TV.

Sentencing will take place next month at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Job losses possible at Fulham
Fulham's admin staff may lose their jobs after the club's relegation.

According to the Daily Mail, owner Shahid Khan has demanded that £1million in cuts are made among the club's employees.

It claims everyone outside the football squad from chief executive Alistair Mackintosh downwards will be involved in a voluntary redundancy exercise.

Khan had previously pledged that he wouldn't hold back on funds in order to Fulham to the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

B&Q has spoken out following a number of complaints from residents in New Malden


People living in Burlington Road say queues getting into and out of the store at weekends are getting increasingly worse.

Some claim it can take them 40 minutes to get from one end of Burlington Road to the other – usually a 5 minute journey.

A spokesman told Jackie News

We can confirm that due to the recent bank holidays and nearby roadworks, we have been experiencing a higher amount of traffic entering and exiting the car park than normal.

Extra staff are on hand to help guide the traffic during busy periods.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Magna Carta signing fears
Fears are growing over plans to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta signing in Egham.

Runnymede council is in the process of bidding for a £4million Heritage Lottery Grant to fund celebrations for next June.

However, some councillors have expressed concern saying they aren’t sure how events will be funded if the bid for cash fails.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Ukip row breaks out over Croydon street party

Heated arguments have broken out between Ukip supporters and protesters at a street rally in Croydon.

A steel band booked to play at the event in the High Street walked out after discovering it was organised by the party.

Ukip had dubbed it a 'carnival' - and is part of a series of events it's staging in an attempt to prove it isn't racist.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Dog killed in Tooting
A dog has been killed in a vicious attack on Tooting Bec Common.

The Yorkshire Terrier, was being walked by its owner when it was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog.

Two people out jogging close by rushed to help the injured animal and its owner.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is ginger or tan in colour.

Its owner is described as a black woman aged between 35 and 45 with short dark hair.

She was wearing a suit with a grey or black and white colour coat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Family looking for Carshalton good Samaritans
A family who mislaid their house and car keys at Carshalton Ponds is hoping to get in contact with the boys who handed them in.

The husband and wife, who were with their son, put the keys on the floor while feeding the ducks before accidentally leaving them behind.

They called Sutton Police Station to find that three young boys aged around ten had handed the keys in around 20 minutes earlier.

The female key owner, in her 40s, says she wants to reward the boys for being so honest and community spirited.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Chelsea defender leaves club
Ashley Cole's called time on his Chelsea career.

He's tweeted that he's exploring his options for next season, and that staying at Stamford Bridge isn't one of them.

He won 8 major trophies in his 8-years at Chelsea, and was given the captain's armband for their final match of the season at Cardiff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Cabinet minister joins calls to resume search for missing yacht


A Cabinet minister has joined calls for the US Coastguard to resume its search for four British sailors in the mid-Atlantic.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says it's too soon to give up.

He tweeted the comment, after speaking to the family of the yacht's captain, Andrew Bridge – who’s from Surrey.

More than 150,000 people have now signed an online petition, calling for renewed efforts to find the men.

You can sign the petition on the change.org website here.

You can keep up to date with the calls to resume the search on their Facebook page here or on Twitter via the hashtags #findoursailors and #dontstopsearching.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

Missing boy from Carshalton found
Update Wednesday 21 May: Robbie has been found.

Police say they’re concerned about the welfare of a teenage boy missing from Carshalton.

13-year-old Robbie Duke hasn’t been seen since leaving home last Wednesday evening.

Officers say they have received sightings of him on the Shanklin Estate since he went missing, but that he could also be in Belmont.

Robbie has gone missing before, but never for this long.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Children from Hounslow speak about mobiles
British scientists have launched the world's biggest study into the effects of mobiles on the brains of schoolchildren.

Researchers will monitor the attention and memory of two-and-a-half thousand 11 and 12-year-olds using computerised tests and questionnaires.

These children from Hounslow admit they can't do without their mobile

.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Heathrow director says residents won't notice the airport being open 24 hours
A Heathrow director is claiming that residents would not notice if the airport opened round the clock.

Head of Qatar airways, Akbar-Al-Baker believes its impending Europe’s growth as it’s a very critical time for East, West transfer.

However, a campaigner against the Heathrow expansion has blasted Mr Baker, saying he should meet some members, as they are desperately in despair about flights constantly going over their homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

Monday, 19 May 2014

Police appeal after assault in Epsom

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses to Saturday’s assault in Epsom that left a man in hospital with head injuries.

Just before 2am a fight broke out at The Clock Tower on Epsom High Street.

The victim was taken to St Georges Hospital in Tooting.

A 19 year old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH.

Anyone who saw what happened should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Desperate measures at this year's Chelsea Flower Show


Gardeners at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show have taken desperate measures to stop their precious displays from wilting.

Tents have been erected, but, more bizarrely, some flower heads have been covered with kitchen roll to prevent them from budding too soon

The Queen had a private showing this evening.

Alan Titchmarsh, pictured above, is hosting his first garden at the show for 30 years, a tribute to Britain in Bloom.

He's also celebrating his 50th year in horticulture.

Alan took time out to chat with Jackie's Simone Halfin this afternoon.



Jerry Hall was also putting her green fingers to use at today's event, but she's also looking forward to a very different type of event at the end of the year.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Unemployment in Carshalton down
Unemployment in Carshalton and Wallington is down for the fourth month in a row.

The Office for National Statistic figures show the number of unemployed in April was 1,336 – 642 lower than in April 2013.

It was also the biggest monthly fall since November.

The number of residents claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance is now at 2.7% - lower than the London average of 3.8%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Fraudster jailed


A fraudster from Croydon has been jailed today for two and a half years for her part in a travel and smartphone scam.

Neelam Desai was sentenced to 27 months in jail in relation to five counts of fraud by false representation, three counts of handling stolen goods and one count of being an undischarged bankrupt engaging in a business.

A suspended sentence, relating to a previous conviction of fraud in 2010, was also triggered, for which she will serve three months imprisonment and is to be served consecutively.

Police in Croydon were alerted to Desai in 2010, when allegations were made that she had conned holiday makers and travellers out of thousands of pounds through an Internet travel scam.

Desai had been offering heavily discounted flights to customers, but was unable to deliver the tickets for the agreed prices and her 'customers' ended up out of pocket for thousands of pounds.

She then sent her victims false cheques, using an unknowing family-member's cheque book to compensate her victims, but the account was empty and all of the cheques bounced.

Further reports of fraud were made to police dating up until February 2012, with victims making allegations against her in relation to a smartphone scam.

Desai had advertised smartphones for sale on Internet auction websites, but after transferring money into Desai's account, her victims never received the phones.

She pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by false representation, three counts of handling stolen goods and one count of being an undischarged bankrupt engaged in a business.

The seven other counts of fraud by false representation are to lay on file.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Missing student's body found
A body found in the River Wear in Durham is that of a missing student from Hounslow.

19 year old Luke Pearce was last seen in the early hours of the 11th of May walking along the riverbank in the city centre.

Members of Durham Amateur Rowing Club reported seeing a body near Baths Bridge yesterday.

Durham Police said an inquest into his death was expected to open in the next few days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Did you witness an accident on the M25 at Leatherhead this morning?
Surrey Police is appealing for information after a two vehicle collision which left a driver with serious injuries.

It involved a red Ford Fiesta and a white heavy goods vehicle near to junction 9 at 1am.

The elderly driver of the Fiesta sustained serious injuries as a result and was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting for treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

RSPCA hunt thugs who hanged kitten
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young cat was found dead in a disused garage in Wimbledon.

The 6-month-old male had been hung from a beam with a brown cord.

The discovery was made last Thursday morning on Christchurch Close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Police appeal after fire in Sutton high street


Police in Sutton are seeking help in identifying three girls who set fire to a bag of rubbish on Sutton High Street.

The bag was next to a tree near The Grapes pub earlier this month.

One girl set it alight whilst another girl fanned the flames to encourage them to take hold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Battersea restaurateur to receive RNLI award for raising more than £100k


Artist Tracey Emin and restaurateur James Stephenson have scooped one of the RNLI’s most prestigious supporter accolades, thanks to a bespoke painting and a cross-Channel swim.

The pair have been honoured with the RNLI’s Innovation Award for their efforts in raising more than £100,000 for the charity that saves lives at sea.

They will officially receive the accolade at the RNLI’s Annual Presentation of Awards on Thursday at the Barbican Centre.

James, who runs Battersea Pie Station, undertook the challenge of a lifetime in 2013 by swimming the English Channel to raise money for the RNLI.

James says he was determined to find other ways to fundraise and hit upon the idea of approaching British artist Tracey Emin about creating a painting and selling the prints to raise money for the RNLI.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Hundreds Walk Hampton Court For Breast Cancer Care


Hundreds of women put on their trainers in support of Breast Cancer Care on Saturday morning.

The Pink Ribbon Walk was a 10 mile stroll from Hampton Court Palace, along the Thames, into Richmond Park and back again.

It was Kelly Adams’s first time doing the walk.

The actress, best known for her work in Doctors and Hustle, was walking on behalf of her friend.



Emma Burns, is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the charity. She explains why the event at Hampton Court was so vital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Shaw's former teacher speaks of pride
Luke Shaw's former teacher at a school in Hersham has spoken of his pride after the Southampton left-back was named in the England squad.

Steve Hart, from Rydens Enterprise School, says he shows both students and staff what can be achieved with hard work.

He says taking Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole's place in the squad will have been special for Shaw as Cole was his idol when he was younger.



To listen to our full interview with Steve, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Teenager to appear in court in connection with Feltham murder
A teenage boy is due in court today charged with the murder of an 18-year-old in Feltham.

Jamil Palmer was stabbed in Crane Park earlier this month.

A 16-year-old, arrested in Reading, will appear before Uxbridge Magistrates.

Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old have already been charged with Jamil’s murder – none can be named because of their ages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Epsom's MP to look into how a prisoner went on the run for a third time
A convicted murderer remains on the run after absconding from open prison in Merseyside.

Arnold Pickering was on day release from HMP Kennet and failed to return on Saturday afternoon.

The 44 year-old - who stabbed a man to death in Oldham in 1990 - has gone on the run twice before.

Justice Secretary & Epsom MP Chris Grayling says this will be investigated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Police investigate disorder at QPR football match
Police are appealing for help in identifying five men they want to contact in connection with disorder during the Queens Park Rangers, Wigan Championship play-off semi-final at Loftus Road last Monday.

The violence erupted during the second half of the second leg play-off when stewards attempted to remove a fan from the upper tier of the South Africa Road stand.
It’s believed the incident started with some pushing and shoving at the top of the stand.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Green bags hat-trick for Ploughmans
Selsdon remain on top of Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division despite losing by 5 wickets to Morden in the latest round of matches.

They were skittled out for 75.

Morden replied with 76 for 5 to record the win.

Ganash Holla, 54, and Asad Malik 5 for 11 led Clapham Old Xaverians to a 56 runs win over Surrey Seamers.

There were also wins for Old Thorntionians, Balham & Tooting and Wandsworth.

In Division One Economicals moved to the top after a close one wicket win over Wimbledon Village.

Croydon Lions, Norwood Exiles, Hamilton and Surrey Seamers also won.

London Gymkhana, Commonwealth 1920, Spelthorne, Ottershaw & Hamm Moor and Raynes Park Former Pupils all won in Division Two.

Among the rounds highlights was a hatrick from Ploughmans bowler Joe Green as his side beat West Byfleet by 83 runs in Division Three.

There were also wins for Ali, Battersea Ironsides, Park Hill and Woking in the division.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 am  

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Cautious welcome on latest home birth announcement by Teddington midwife.
A leading independent midwife from Teddington has given a cautious welcome to a government announcement on home births.

The Royal College of Midwives has also agreed that home births are as safe as the labour ward for low risk pregnancies.

But Brenda van der Kooy says the funding has to be re-allocated. She says the money needs to be in place before the baby is born.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

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