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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Free school gets temporary site in Morden

The Park community school will open in September in a temporary venue in Morden.

It’s been announced that the free school will open to sixty reception year children at 21 Crown Lane.

It’s near to the permanent site for the school at Tyndale House on Dorset Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Heathrow suspects remains in custody
A 20 year old man and another man remain in custody follow an arrest at Heathrow Airport - on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.

One of the men - who was born in Britain - is being held at a police station in South London.

He’s being questioned under the Terrorism Act in connection with sending money overseas to assist terrorism in Syria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 pm  

Man dies after accident in Streatham
A man has died after an accident in Streatham.

A pedestrian and a motorcyclist collided at around 6.30 this morning.

When the ambulance arrived, both were suffering from serious injuries but the pedestrian died a short while later. The motorcyclist was rushed to hospital.

Police are trying to establish what happened, but no arrests have been made
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Epsom and Ewell support the armed forces
Epsom and Ewell will be signing up to support their armed forces today after a military parade works its way through the two towns.

The Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between local charities, businesses and the forces communities.

One of its aims is to recognise and remember the sacrifices of the military.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the parade will re-enact the troops marching from the Clock Tower to Epsom station on their way to fight in the trenches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Arrest for bus fire in Sutton
Police have arrested a 16 year old youth on suspicion of starting a fire on a bus as it traveled through Sutton between the Roundshaw Estate and Wallington Town Centre.

The incident happened on a 154 bus on Saturday, 3rd May.

Around 15 people were on the bus, including a disabled person on crutches, when the fire was started on the top deck.

The bus was evacuated in Stanley Road in Carshalton. No one was injured, but the fire caused about £50,000 worth of damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am  

Friday, 30 May 2014

Battersea Murderer Sentenced

A man has been given a life sentence for 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.

Stangroom, who worked as a chef, had been 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 serve a minimum of 23 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

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Another day, another abscondee
Lucy Mayer has this special report on today's incident concerning Ford Open prison in Sussex.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Met's decision is reversed
The Metropolitan Police has reversed its decision to allow an officer facing investigation over a death in custody to leave the force.

Senior arresting officer PC Andrew Birks, who was involved in the detention of Sean Rigg in 2008 in Brixton, was set to quit on Sunday.

The decision comes after the police watchdog urged the Met to stop the resignation.

The family of Sean Rigg, who died in 2008 after being restrained for an assault in Balham, were angry about the resignation.

An inquest into the death of 40-year old Mr Rigg who was schizophrenic, concluded that the officers had used "unsuitable force".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a young child in Egham

Officers were alerted by staff at St Peter's Hospital after the girl, who was approaching her second birthday, was admitted with serious injuries on Wednesday.

She was later transferred to St George's in Tooting where she died late yesterday afternoon.

The girl hasn’t yet been formally identified and a post mortem examination to establish the cause of death will take place soon.

A 24-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man have both been arrested on suspicion of murder, assault occasioning GBH and child neglect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Another violent criminal has gone missing from Ford Open Prison in Sussex
Simon Rhodes-Butler was jailed for seven years in September 2011 for a robbery on a garage owner in South Norwood.

Sussex Police say the 37 year old absconded from the Category D jail on May the 22nd.

Last June, 48 year old Derek Passmore from Kingston disappeared from the same prison.

He was serving a life sentence after he killed a man in Hampton in October 1996.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

London House Prices Rise By nearly 20% Over The Last Year
House prices in England and Wales rose by 6.7% in the year to April, according to figures from the Land Registry.

The biggest annual price rise was once again recorded in London, with property values up 17% over the year.

The most expensive sale in April was in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where a home sold for £24m.

The average property price across the UK is now around £170,000.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

The Woodland Trust Campaigns Against Expansion At Heathrow And Gatwick
A suggestion that building a new runway at Gatwick would be less damaging to the environment than expanding Heathrow has been refuted.

The Woodland Trust says that each of the three plans put forward by the West Sussex airport would destroy large amounts of what they describe as ‘irreplaceable habitat’.

However, the trust is also against adding a runway at Heathrow as that would lead to the destruction of ancient trees around the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Police Officer In Resignation Controversy Over Brixton Death
The Metropolitan Police have been urged to stop an officer quitting so he can face misconduct proceedings after a death in custody.

Senior arresting officer PC Andrew Birks is set to step down on Sunday.

But the family of Sean Rigg is angry about the decision.

Mr Rigg died at Brixton police station in 2008 after being restrained while "causing a scene" in Balham, where he was arrested.

An inquest into the death of 40-year old Mr Rigg who suffered with schizophrenia, concluded that the officers had used "unsuitable force".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

M25 Accident
A part of the M25 has been closed after an accident just before 6am.

Two lorries, one carrying wood and the other carrying beer barrels, collided on the anticlockwise carriageway between Junctions 16, for the M40, and 17, Maple Cross.

The trailer of one of the vehicles has been destroyed and it shed its load of wood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

Chelsea striker could be heading for Turkey
Chelsea striker Demba Ba could be on his way to Turkish club Besiktas.

Talks have begun between both clubs over a possible move in the summer.

The Senegalese moved to Chelsea from Newcastle in 2013 for 7-point-5 million pounds.

Ba started just six games for the club this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

Accident in Wandsworth leaves cyclist critically injured
A cyclist’s in hospital this morning in a critical condition after being hit by a vehicle in Lambeth yesterday evening.

The man, believed to be in his 30’s, was struck at about 6.20pm in Lambeth Palace Road.

He was taken to hospital by London’s Air Ambulance and his condition is described as “life threatening”.

Five cyclists have already died on London’s roads this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Thursday, 29 May 2014

West Molesey Drug Raids

Three men have pleaded guilty to drugs offences following a raid at an address in West Molesey earlier this year.

Officers executed a warrant at an address in Island Farm Road in February.

Officers seized a large quantity of a white powder believed to be cocaine.

24 year old Matthew Moring from Woking, 31 year old Colin Watkins from West Molesey and 24 year old Dennis Singfield from Worcester Park all admitted the offences.

They've been remanded in custody to next appear in court next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Andy Murray has progressed to the third round of the French Open tennis
The Wimbledon champion comfortably beat Marinko Matosevic of Australia in straight sets at Roland Garros.

Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber will be Murray's next opponent.

In the women's draw, British number two Heather Watson has lost the first set of her second round match against 4th seed Simona Halep from Romania.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

Surbiton based military charity hits milestone


Tickets For Troops, the military charity which provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces has distributed its 500,000th donated ticket.

The milestone has been marked by the Prime Minister and The FA, one of the charity’s top donors, ahead of the England vs Peru World Cup warm-up match at Wembley on Friday.

Over 1,000 troops have been invited to attend the match and cheer on the nation’s team as they play their last game on home soil before heading for Brazil.

Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to recognise the brave servicemen and women who spend months away from their families, need to be available to serve at short notice and put their lives on the line for our country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm  

The Met police helicopter has been in action in New Malden this afternoon
Officers were called to Mount Pleasant at 4.30 to reports of an attempted burglary.

The helicopter proceeded to search the nearby railway line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

"Skullcracker" sentenced
Armed robber Michael Wheatley, 55, known as the Skull Cracker, has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 10 years at Guildford Crown Court for offences committed while on the run from an open prison.

Earlier he admitted carrying out an armed robbery at the Chelsea Building Society in Sunbury on May the 7th, amongst others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Andy Murray is comfortably through to the third round of the French Open tennis
The Wimbledon champion beat Australian Marinko Matosevic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 at Roland Garros.

Murray will next face Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has also progressed after a straight-sets win over Austria's Dominic Thiem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Police release pictures of man wanted in connection with handbag store robbery


Police in Kensington and Chelsea are appealing for information on the whereabouts of man from Paddington after a designer handbag store was targeted by robbers.

31 year old Christopher Gibbs has been identified in connection with the offence which took place on Saturday at the Designer Exchange in Egerton Terrace in Knightsbridge.

Officers from Kensington and Chelsea Police executed a number of warrants today, searching for Gibbs and the property stolen during the raid.



Police believe Gibbs, from Paddington, entered the shop with two accomplices.

All three men were masked but Gibbs has been identified as one of the men after a suspects' mask slipped as he left the store.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Wimbledon Tennis champ back in action
Andy Murray looks to be in control of his second-round match at the French Open tennis.

The Wimbledon champion has won the first two sets 6-3, 6-1 against Australian Marinko Matosevic at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal is through to the third round after a straight-sets win over Austria's Dominic Thiem.

Later, Heather Watson aims to cause an upset against 4th seed Simona Halep from Romania in the women's singles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to wage a "total war" against Boko Haram


The extremist militant group is still holding more than 200 schoolgirls captive.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is a sin" took the secondary school pupils from their dormitories on April the 15th.

Adam Walker is spokesman for the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden.

He says people need to know the situation in Nigeria is not representative of the Muslim faith.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Suspected cannabis factory closure in Worcester Park


Officers from the Street Duties Unit executed a drugs search warrant at an address in Pembury Avenue on Tuesday.

During the search, they discovered approximately 50 plants, which are believed to be cannabis.

A 39-year-old man and three women were arrested at the address on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

They have since been bailed to return to a south west London police station in early August pending further enquiries.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

About 500 jobs could go at Surrey Police due to budget cuts.
That’s according to the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Kevin Hurley says the force would have to save 30 million pounds out of its 200 million pound budget.

The Home Office says the force would still have the resources it needs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Skullcracker admits raid
A convicted violent robber nicknamed the ‘Skullcracker’ has admitted carrying out a raid on a building society in Sunbury while on the run from prison.

Michael Wheatley pleaded guilty to all the charges against him at Guildford Crown Court.

The 55 year old, who was given 13 life sentences in 2002, absconded from open prison in Kent earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Boris Johnson officially launches trauma pad at St George's in Tooting


Partly funded by The HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal, the 25m by 25m helipad will enable seriously ill patients from the capital and counties to the South of London to be brought by air ambulance for treatment at the hospital’s Major Trauma Centre.

A lift shaft in the middle of the wing has been built so that patients can be lowered quickly and smoothly into the hands of medical experts.



Meanwhile, Boris Johnson's office was forced to deny claims the Mayor was left stranded on the roof during his visit.

Staff said he was left high and dry after lifts broke down when he was opening the helipad.

Staff claim he was stranded for about 20 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust now 'dementia friendly'
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust has become the first ‘dementia friendly’ NHS board in London.

That’s after every director and non-executive completed the Dementia Friends training during Dementia Awareness week.

Over the next 12 months, awareness training will be rolled out to every member of staff in the trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Quins trio set for England
Three Harlequins players have been selected to play for England in their rugby union match with the Barbarians on Sunday.

Rob Buchanan, Kyle Sinckler and Luke Wallace have all been included in the starting line-up for the game at Twickenham.

Quins’ Will Collier and Charlie Matthews are on the bench.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

New deal for Chelsea youngster
Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 20-year-old Nigerian international is yet to actually play a game for Chelsea, having joined from Standard Liege in 2012.

He spent last season with Championship Middlesbrough - where he turned in a number of impressive displays.

He is also going to the World Cup with the Nigeria squad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

South East MEP promises to be present in Brussels
Diane James has said she will always be present in Brussels to vote on matters that could affect the UK.

The UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, has a poor record of voting and was the sixth worst voter out of the 765 MEP's who were in office last time.

The European Parliament will first meet in July.

The recently elected MEP for the South East for UKIP says all UKIP MEP's have made a commitment:



You can listen to our full interview with Diane James here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

RideLondon leaflets distributed
A huge delivery operation is underway as around 1 million leaflets are distributed to residents and businesses in South West London and Surrey.

It’s along the routes of the Prudential RideLondon cycling events, which will take place again in August.

This will be followed by eleven public information sessions in London and Surrey.

Last year’s event drew some complaints after lengthy road closures during the events.

Organiser Hugh Brasher:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

Fulham striker scores for England youth
Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow netted as England under-20s drew 1-1 with South Korea in Toulon.

On Twitter, Woodrow described the feeling after scoring his first goal for the under-20s as ‘nice’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Thornton Heath duo unsuccessful
A mother-and-daughter singing duo from Thornton Heath have failed to get through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

25 year old Kitty Shott and 48 year old Rosie performed live on ITV in tonight’s semi-final.

But they were unable to get the public’s vote, finishing outside of the top three.

Classical singer Lucy Kay won the most votes.

French male dance group in heels Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehdi also went through on public votes after the judges couldn’t pick between them and streetdance group Cartel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Twickenham MP regretful
Vince Cable says he had "absolutely no knowledge" of polling carried out in Nick Clegg's constituency by Lord Oakeshott.

The peer has quit the Liberal Democrats after the Deputy Prime Minister warned steps would be taken against him for leaking the poll.

Speaking during a trade visit in China – the Twickenham MP says he regrets what's happened:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 pm  

Members of South West London criminal network jailed
A member of an organised criminal network which committed a string of mobile phone street robberies on a moped has been jailed.

17-year-old Jerome Williams was sentenced yesterday at Kingston Crown Court to eight months in prison for conspiracy to commit robbery.

Four of his accomplices have also been sentenced.

The five-strong team, who drove a scooter to steal phones from their victims’ hands, are responsible for 46 offences in an 11-day period last year.

They operated all across South-West London, mainly in Wandsworth
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 pm  

Kingston Council / Thames Water Sewer Works Update
Following this morning's update, having reviewed traffic flows this evening we have taken the decision to close the Exit from St James Road into Kingston Hall Road.

This will remove the requirement for the fourth temporary signal and we expect that this will further improve the flow of traffic through the vicinity of the works.

Operatives will continue to manually control the traffic signals between the hours of 7-10am and 4-7pm.

Traffic will still be able to access St James Road from Kingston Hall Road.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused these works and we will continue to work with Thames Water and their contractors to minimise the impact of the works.


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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Cobham arrests
Police are appealing for information following an altercation at a pub in Cobham on Sunday.

It happened at the Cricketers in Downside Common when a vehicle drove into the car park.

Several men got out of the vehicle and violent clashes took place between them and another group.

Four men, aged 46, 25, 30 and 23 were arrested.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A French lorry driver has been caught using Skype whilst driving on the M25


Surrey Roads Police captured the incident on camera before pulling the driver over last night near to junction 12, Thorpe.

He was allegedly holding the webcam to chat with a computer on his dashboard as he drove along Britain’s busiest motorway just after 9pm.

Officers were alerted by another motorist who thought he saw a lorry driver watching TV while he was driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Youngsters in critical condition
Two children are fighting for their life at St George’s hospital in Tooting following a go-karting accident.

A boy and girl, both aged three, are in a critical condition after a man ‘lost control of his homemade buggy.’

He was racing it as part of a “bank holiday soap box derby” in Warbleton, East Sussex on Monday.

Five other spectators, including a four year old boy, were also injured after the pedal-driven go-kart ploughed into the crowd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Mother and daughter take centre stage
A mother-and-daughter singing duo from Thornton Heath will perform for a place in the final of Britain’s Got Talent later.

25 year old Kitty Shott and 48 year old Rosie will perform live on ITV1 for the semi - finals.

They won the approval of all of the show's judges and survived Simon Cowell's attempt to split them up to reach the penultimate stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Care home fined thousands after safety breach
A care home in Croydon has been hit with fines and costs totaling nearly £70,000 for putting its elderly residents at risk of fire.

Morven Healthcare Ltd, which runs Morven House, admitted breaking fire safety laws and pleaded guilty to five offences in court.

Safety inspecting officers visited it after concerns were raised by the health and social care watchdog the CQC last February.

It found a number of failings, including blocked fire escape routes on the ground floor.

Elsewhere, on the home’s second floor another fire exit – an external staircase – was completely inaccessible because of scaffolding and unsuitable for use by residents because it was so steep.

Another external staircase on the first floor was also blocked by scaffolding.

Other fire safety failings discovered by the Brigade’s inspectors included the failure to keep an up to date fire risk assessment, the lack of any emergency plan in the event of a fire and an inadequate fire detection system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Statement from Kingston Council on roadworks
"Traffic disruption in Kingston town centre and surrounding areas is being caused by road works and four-way temporary traffic lights at College Roundabout.

The works are being carried out by Thames Water Utility, who are installing new waste and surface water connections to the development at 1 Penrhyn Road. They are scheduled for completion by Tuesday.

Thames Water has a statutory right to carry out the work. The Council’s responsibility is to do what it can to minimise the disruption caused, coordinate them around other activities on the road and to ensure safe working practices are adhered to.

What have we done (and are doing) to try and minimise disruption:

The bulk of the works have been scheduled to take place during school half term, when there is a significant reduction in traffic volumes

We are meeting with the traffic management company to explore whether the site can be safely operated with a three-way traffic control, rather than the four-way control currently being used (the original plan was for three-way controls, but safety concerns when setting up the site led to a four-way control being put in place instead)

It has been agreed that from the evening of 28 May the signals will be manually controlled at peak times (7-10am and 4-7pm) to improve traffic flow

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by and will continue to work with Thames Water and their contractors to minimise the impact."

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Picture released of man killed in collision with car


Police have identified a pensioner killed in an accident in Durnsford Road in Wimbledon on Saturday.

He was 91-year-old Edward Brzezinski of Melrose Avenue.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled.

Mr Brzezinski sustained critical injuries in a collision with a car just after 10am on Saturday.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene. No arrest has been made.

Enquiries are continuing.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Hampton are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call officers on 020 8941 9011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Inmates of prison compared to those in an asylum
The inmates of a prison have been compared by the chief inspector of prisons to people who were once held in an old style asylum.

Nick Hardwick says people once held in Banstead asylum were "not so different" to those in High Down prison which stands on the former hospital site.

He says many inmates are mentally ill and needed better treatment.

The NHS trust providing health care at the prison says it was introducing more services after receiving more funds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Royal Holloway to crack down on student drinking

Royal Holloway in Egham is among seven Universities taking part in a pilot scheme to encourage responsible drinking among students.

The project, launched by the government and the National Union of Students, will last for 12 months.

Accreditation will be given to Universities that meet a set of criteria, such as preventing alcohol-related initiation ceremonies and clamping down on student bar crawls.

The scheme aims to reduce alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder and reduce drinking related health problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am  

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Flood warning for Chertsey Bourne

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Chertsey Bourne this evening.

Floods are expected at Virginia Water, Thorpe Green, Chertsey and the Moat at Thorpe.

Low lying lands and roads are expected to be affected first, although there is currently no risk to property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Campaign to change homes from West to East Molesey
A campaign has been organised by some people in Molesey to change the post code of their homes from West to East Molesey.

In 1990, around a thousand homes were changed from East to West Molesey.

The Working Together group is hoping it will successfully petition the Post Office to reverse that change.

Grahame Throm-Jones, one of the campaigners, says they’ve had support from their MP, Dominic Raab.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Wimbledon champ in action
Andy Murray's French Open first round match has gone into a fourth set against Andrey Golubev.

The Wimbledon champion still leads 2-1 after being pegged back by the Kazakhstan player in the third set.

Earlier there was a victory for Britain's Heather Watson in her first round match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Bank Holiday Shootings
Two men have been seriously injured in separate shootings over the Bank Holiday weekend.

It’s believed one victim, a 20 year old man, was shot in the back outside his home in Hammersmith on Sunday evening.

He’s recovering in hospital – it’s thought the bullet passed through his back, lung and arm.

A second man was shot in Notting Hill yesterday evening. He’s in a serious but stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Lambeth-born gunman's father "absolutely broken"
Gunman Elliott Rodger's father is said to be "absolutely broken" after his son killed six people in a knife and gun rampage on Friday.

The sister of the Hunger Games assistant director Peter says he is "in total shock" and has called for changes to US gun laws.

Lambeth born Elliot had three semi-automatic handguns and 400 rounds of ammunition with him when he died, officers confirmed.

The two Sig Sauers and a Glock were all held legally.

He also left seven others in hospital after the rampage in Isla Vista, a student enclave next to the University of California in Santa Barbara.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

We’re being urged to watch where we discard our cigarettes
It’s after investigators say they believe a cigarette may have caused a fire on a balcony in Acton yesterday afternoon.

They believe it was dropped from a flat above and landed on the balcony of the flat, which is on the seventh floor.

No injuries were reported.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade says If you smoke, it’s so important to ensure your cigarette is disposed of carefully.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Four people arrested in Sutton
Police have arrested four people and seized a significant quantity of suspected drugs and paraphernalia during a raid on a flat in Sutton.

It happened in Brighton Road last night.

All have been bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police appeal after pedestrians injured in Shepperton
Police are appealing for witnesses after two pedestrians suffered serious injuries in Shepperton.

Both were in collision with a car in Upper Haliford Road yesterday afternoon.

They were taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A former primary school teacher has been jailed for historical sex offences against 40 children over a decade


40 year old Paul Cannon from Coulsdon was charged in January after a woman came forward to report an offence that took place 13 years ago.

Cannon admitted 51 offences, ranging from exposing himself and making indecent images, to sexually assaulting victims.

His offences happened in Sutton, Carshalton and Wallington in parks or open spaces.

He’s been jailed for four years at Croydon Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Wife thanks community for support after husband's death
The wife of an 82 year old man whose body was found in Kingston, after an 18 day police search, has thanked the local community for their support.

Mary Harding said Kingston police worked incredibly hard to find her husband John who suffered from dementia and diabetes.

Mary's also thanked friends and neighbours for their support and kindness during the search.

John went missing from his Tolworth home on 26th April after telling his wife he was going out for a walk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Wimbledon's finest takes to the court
Andy Murray has started his campaign at the French Open.

He's begun well against Andrey Golubev and is already a break of serve up in the first set.

Earlier there was a victory for Britain's Heather Watson in her first round match against the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

But Australian Open champion Li Na is out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Man jailed after attempting to steal pensioner's wallet in Sutton
A man’s been jailed for nine weeks after attempting to steal the wallet of an 81-year-old man in Morrisons in Sutton Town Centre.

27 year old Ovidiu Sendre from St Albans was sentenced at Croydon Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to attempted theft.

Last week the victim was shopping when he became aware that his wallet was being pulled out of his back pocket.

He swung around to find the suspect crouching down appearing to look at items on the lower shelves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

What's lurking beneath?


Over 100 trolleys and a frying pan were amongst the items pulled from the Thames at Kingston over the weekend.

The clear up, part organised by Kingston University students, also recovered a number of bikes.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Non-league football club based in Tolworth off to Brazil
A non-league football club based in Tolworth is heading off to Brazil to play in a 60,000 seater stadium.

Corinthian-Casuals have been invited to play against some of the biggest clubs in Brazil.

They’ll play against Corinthians, the most successful club in the country.

Forward Chris Watney says they’re heading back to fulfil fixtures the club was unable to play 100 years ago.



To listen to our full interview with Chris, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Chelsea could re-sign midfielder
Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago could be set for a return to Chelsea, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

It’s claimed the 33-year-old’s turned down a new contract in Spain, to be reunited with Jose Mourinho.

He played for Chelsea between 2004 and 2005, before heading to Madrid in 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

QPR striker chasing Chelsea move
QPR striker Loic Remy is hoping for a dream move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

That’s according to France Football, who say he’s holding out on deciding his future to see if Chelsea make a bid.

They claim the striker, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle, has an offer from Tottenham and is in talks with Arsenal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Fulham youngster gets international call up
Fulham youngster George Williams has been called up to the Wales national squad for their match against the Netherlands.

The winger’s joined the squad as a replacement for Gareth Bale, who has a leg muscle injury.

Williams hasn’t made a first-team appearance for the Whites, but was on the bench in their last game of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Monday, 26 May 2014

Pensioner dies after road accident in Wimbledon
A pensioner has died after a road accident in Wimbledon.

Police were called to the Durnsford Road junction with Weir Road, yesterday morning, following reports of a serious crash.

They found a 91-year-old man suffering from serious injuries after a collision with a car.

He was taken to a south London hospital, where his condition deteriorated and he died today.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Twickenham MP backs Clegg
Twickenham MP Vince Cable is standing by Nick Clegg after the Liberal Democrat Party's worst European election result for 25 years.

There have been calls for Mr Clegg to resign but the Business Secretary says there is "no leadership issue."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Riise criticises Fulham supporters
John Arne Riise has taken a parting shot at Fulham supporters after leaving the club.

He posted on Facebook “to all the know-all fans… the team needs support, not people thinking they know everything.”

He added “if you knew what went on behind the scenes you would have kept your mouth shut.”

He then signed off with “Mummy’s boy”, a reference to abuse he got from Fulham fans, after previously choosing to sign for Liverpool instead of the Whites on advice from his mother.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

QPR midfielder to miss World Cup
QPR's Nico Kranjcar will miss the World Cup.

A hamstring injury will keep the Croatia midfielder out for up to six weeks.

He ruptured a muscle during his club's 1-0 win over Derby in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday.

Kranjcar is on loan at QPR from Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 pm  

London's Green MEP Re-elected
London's Green MEP Jean Lambert has been re-elected to serve the capital in the European Parliament for a fourth five-year term.

Her re-election came amidst a surge in representation for UKIP and a rise in support for far-right parties across Europe.

London's 8 new MEPs consist of 4 from the Labour Party, two from the Conservative Party, one from UKIP and Ms Lambert from the Green Party.

The Liberal Democrats lost their seat after securing just 7% of votes cast.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 pm  

Defibrillators For Leatherhead
Life-saving devices have been installed in business premises in Leatherhead and Dorking by Mole Valley District Council.

The appliances, called defibrillators, could save someone who has gone into cardiac arrest, by giving an electric shock to re-start the heart.

A spokesperson for the district council, says they’re encouraging local businesses to install the equipment ‘just in case’ although it’s hoped they will never be needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Boy missing from Hammersmith Area Is Found
A 13-year-old boy who went missing on Friday from the Hammersmith area has now been found.

Elias Chentouf was last seen at around midday on Friday at the Al Maneer Mosque on Acklam Road.

He was found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Surrey Fire And Rescue Hail A Successful Pilot Scheme
SURREY Fire and Rescue Service will continue to pay a private firm to support its crews after a pilot scheme’s been hailed a success.

But the cost of the contract is likely to increase because of the number of times the back-up crew was called upon.

The deal worth just under £700,000 a year was signed in October 2012 between Surrey County Council and Specialist Group International who are based in Dorking.

The contingency team have already supported firefighters in more than 100 water rescues and have manned fire stations during 12 walk-outs over pensions
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

UKIP's EU success over the Lib Dems in the South East
UKIP gained two seats and boosted their share of the vote in the South East as the party topped the European election results in the region.

Leader Nigel Farage was one of four UKIP MEPs elected as the party secured 751,439 votes, up 13.29%.

The Conservative Party came second with 723,571 votes - a 3.84% fall from 2009 - and lost one seat to leave the party with three MEPs.

Lib Dem Catherine Bearder retained one seat for the party - its only success.

She became the last remaining English Lib Dem MEP as the party's share of the vote in the South East fell by 6.1%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Prayers said for missing yacht


Prayers have been said in Somerset for the four UK sailors missing from the Cheeki Rafiki in the North Atlantic.

The hull of the 40ft vessel was found on Friday with its life raft still on board but there was no sign of the crew.

The yacht began taking on water on its way to the UK after an Antigua regatta.

The search for the crew, including Yacht skipper Andrew Bridge, 22, from Farnham, Surrey, has since been suspended by the US.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 am  

Rain hits Surrey Cricket League
It was a case of rain no play in the latest round of matches in the Surrey Cricket League on the weekend.

Fourteen matches across the four divisions were abandoned due to the weather.

But there was enough time for Amir Rahim to hit 60 and help London Welsh, 145 for 7, beat Burgh Heath, 133, by 12 runs in Division Two.

In Division Three Woking’s Yousaf Kalim hit an attractive 66 and Abdul Raja took 5 for 31 to pave the way for a 73 runs win over Park Hill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Robbers hit designer handbag shop in Knightsbridge
Police are appealing for information after a designer handbag store in Knightsbridge was targeted by robbers.

Two unarmed masked men entered the designer Exchange in Egerton Terrace at about 4.30pm on Saturday and stole a number of high value handbags.

The stolen goods were valued at 150-thousand pounds.

The robbers escaped in a dark coloured vehicle.

No one was injured during the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Girl missing from Hounslow


The Missing People charity is appealing for help in finding a girl missing from Hounslow.

15-year-old Jade Young’s been missing since the 4th May.

Anyone with information should call 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm  

A 13 year old missing from Hammersmith

Police in Hammersmith are searching for a 13 year old boy who went missing on Friday.

Elias Chentouf was last seen at midday near the Al Maneer Mosque in Ladbroke Grove.

Officers say he is 5 feet 1, medium build with thick eyebrows and a mole above his lip.

If you have seen Elias contact the Hammersmith police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Surrey residents tell their war time stories
Surrey residents who lived through the Second World War have been telling their stories to students from Royal Holloway, University of London.

It's all part of the Memories of War project which aims document their first-hand accounts of the conflict.

The students have been recording video interviews with 30 people from the Sunrise and Merlewood care homes and from the local community.

They have also interviewed 20 soldiers from the Coldstream Guards who were involved in more recent wars.

The videos will feature in an exhibition at the university and will be used to make a series of short documentaries that will be shown in local schools. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

91-year-old injured in accident in Merton
Police are appealing for information following a road accident in Merton involving a car and a pedestrian.

Officers were called to the junction between Durnsford Road and Weir Road at 10.17 pm on Saturday.

Upon arriving they found a 91 year old man suffering from serious injuries as a result of a collision with a car.

He was taken to a hospital in south London in a critical condition.

The driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.
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