Help needed to find missing Oxted man
Surrey police are asking for help to find a missing Oxted man.
59 year old Clive Morton was last seen around 1.30 Thursday afternoon in Ottershaw and it’s believed he is still in the area.
He’s described as being around 6 feet tall, with a slim build, balding and white stubble.
He was wearing jeans and a blue t –shirt.
Anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact police by phoning 101 as a matter of urgency. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am
Friday, 13 June 2014
Wimbledon house fire
The London Fire Brigade are looking for the cause of a fire in Wimbledon on Friday morning to which crews from New Malden, Wimbledon, Tooting and Mitcham were called.
A woman escaped the property in Hardy Road before firefighters arrived and was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
Half of the first floor and part of the roof were damaged.
The property is believed to be a hoarded property.
The Brigade says firefighters are now trained to understand hoarding and urges people with hoarding tendancies to get in touch for advice on staying safe from fires. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 pm
Cheam Common Junior School headteacher honoured
A former headteacher at Cheam Common Junior School has been honoured in the Queen's birthday honours.
Roger Easthope has received an OBE for services to education.
Chantal Coady, the chocolatier behind Rococo in Chelsea, has also received an OBE for services to chocolate making.
Meanwhile, a former Lib Dem councillor in Kingston, Mary Reid, has received an OBE for political service.
Laura Davies, a professional golfer from Ottershaw who has won the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit a record seven times has been made a dame.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 pm
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Police are investigating a murder in Walton
A woman in her 50s was found dead by police after they forced entry to an address in Trafalgar Drive in the early hours of Wednesday.
A post mortem carried out yesterday proved inconclusive.
A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed, but officers believe there is no risk to the community. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni has signed a one-year contract extension.
The deal also has the option to extend his stay at Selhurst park for another 12-months on top of that.
The Argentine has been named their player of the year four times. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm
Tomas Berdych has become the latest big name to go out of the Queen's Club tennis at Baron's Court.
The tenth seed went down in straight sets to Spain's Feliciano Lopez.
He'll now face the man who knocked out Andy Murray, Radek Stepanek, in Saturday's semi-finals. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm
Kingston Business Expo declared the largest business networking opportunity in the borough
The second annual Kingston Business Expo, held on Wednesday, once again brought together the borough's business community for a day of networking, seminars and exhibiting.
The event was also attended by many of the newly elected council representatives, including deputy leader Councillor Gaj Walloopillai.
At the breakfast, CEO Jerry Irving paid tribute to Ex-Chamber Director and photographer Keith Hern who lost his fight against cancer in May.
The headline speaker, Penny Power, also chose to give her speaking fee to the charity Victoria’s Promise which was set up in honour of her niece Victoria, who died this January at the age of just 29 from a very rare and aggressive cancer.
Photo: Paul Milsom
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm
Father and son jailed over massive cash haul
A father and son have been sentenced to over 24 years in jail for a cash in transit robbery in Tadworth where they escaped with £45,000.
Terrance and Lewis Clark from Battersea travelled to Tattenham Corner in January last year to commit the crime.
After circling shops three times, they attacked their victim with what’s believed to be an imitation firearm before fleeing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Landlords need to be on alert and check for building defects
The council is again urging shops, restaurants and other businesses in the borough to make sure that regular safety checks are conducted on the fabric of their buildings following an incident in Tooting yesterday.
A large piece of stonework above a shop front fell from a building at the junction of Upper Tooting Road and Letchworth Street narrowly missing shoppers at a nearby market stall.
It has now been made safe by the council - but the incident has served as another timely warning to building owners that they need to make sure their properties are safe following similar incidents in Balham and Battersea - one of which lead to a fatality.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm
Made In Chelsea's Andy preparing to take centre stage
We’ve all heard of reality TV show Made in Chelsea – but what you might not know is that one of the cast members is more musically talented than most.
Andy Jordan starts his UK tour at the O2 Academy2 in Oxford tomorrow night.
Fans are more familiar with his on screen antics around South West London.
But, Andy says he’s just as comfortable playing live on stage with his band and acoustic guitar.
A man who raped and attempted to kill a 70-year-old woman in her home in Chessington, has today been found guilty.
22 year old Robert Richards, was convicted of attempted murder, rape and attempted rape.
In the early hours in October, the woman was woken by Richards who had scaled the front of her property to enter her bedroom
Richards put his hand across the woman’s mouth and threatened to kill her if she screamed.
He then raped and beat her so severely she suffered a broken hip, vertebrae, jaw and 10 broken ribs.
The woman also suffered a broken cheekbone, extensive bruising and a bleed on the brain.
She later suffered a cardiac arrest whilst being treated in hospital.
Following the attack Richards left the property via a back door and the victim was able to alert her neighbours by banging on an internal wall. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Wandsworth estates earmarked for new housing
Up to 50,000 London homes are to be built on 20 brownfield sites, in a £400m scheme announced by the Treasury.
They'll be built on 'housing zones', where planning restrictions are removed to get homes built quickly.
Winstanley and York Road estates in Wandsworth are among the areas earmarked as potentially suitable for building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm
Convictions after human trafficking to Hounslow brothels
The Met's Trafficking and Kidnap Unit have already been responsible for the convictions of 25 people involved in human trafficking.
Sentences of more than 110 years have already been handed down by the courts to gangs from Russia and Romania.
The latest conviction involved six members of a gang responsible for trafficking more than 120 women into the UK.
They trafficked women from Hungary and took them to brothels throughout London, including in Hounslow and Kensington and Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am
Tolworth Greenway showing wear and tear
It's less than a year since Tolworth Greenway opened, but there's already a hole in the stripy green tarmac.
Kingston Council says it's aware of the hole and has asked the contractor to reinstate it.
It also added that the surfaces comes with a 10-year manufacturers warranty, provided that the material is laid correctly.
This comes after the Kingston Guardian's reported that trees planted on the Greenway as part of the £3 million regeneration scheme appear to be dying.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
The mass clear up continues in Hounslow today in time for this weekend’s activities
Gunnersbury Park was invaded by around 100 travellers last weekend.
They were forced out on Wednesday, but left mountains of rubbish including pianos and fridges, in their wake.
The Grade II listed park has been closed for cleaning.
The group has now set up a new camp in Ealing and the council is understood to have applied for an eviction order. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
A man from Worcester Park has been charged over an assault outside a nightclub in Vauxhall
31 year old Jonathan Lynn has been charged with wounding with intent, possession of a weapon for discharge and three counts of assault.
Three men were sprayed with what’s believed to be bleach in an alleged homophobic attack at the weekend.
Lynn will appear at Camberwell Magistrates Court later today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Can we Bring Back the Roar in time for England's first game?
We’re being asked to show our support for England by getting behind a brand new World Cup song.
Bring Back the Roar is the brainchild of brothers Neil and Kevan McDermott from Kingston, who make up band Sound Champion.
Neil, who starred in Eastenders as Ryan Malloy, appears in the video as Mr England, whose mission is to get the country supporting the team by dancing and singing, and to get the song to number one in the charts.
Parts of the fans' video were shot in Sutton.
For more details click here, or stay tuned to Jackie today to hear more from the interview with Kevan and Neil.
Explosion in South Croydon
Fire fighters were called to a fire at a car workshop in Limpsfield Road, South Croydon today.
Half of the workshop, part of the roof and two cars were alight.
More than 50 members of the public were evacuated from nearby premises.
One man was treated for smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.
Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from Addington, Purley, Godstone and Croydon fire stations tackled the blaze.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm
UPDATED: Black cab protest causing problems in Hammersmith and Chiswick
Central London could grind to a halt this afternoon - when black-taxi cab drivers stage a protest against an app which they say is harming their trade.
Uber uses GPS information from a person's phone to calculate their fare.
Cabbies say that makes it a meter - which private cabs are banned from having.
Jo Bertram from Uber hopes to offer this compromise.
The demonstration is taking a circular route Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Northumberland Ave, Embankment and Parliament Square. But we are being warned of delays as far out as Hammersmith and Chiswick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Clash of the titans at Battersea
Weighing in at 10kg, moggy Titan was recently crowned the fattest cat on record at Battersea, marking a recent spate of morbidly obese felines heading to the home.
Staff were in for a shock when the nine-year-old black feline came in weighing over double the recommended weight for a domestic short-haired cat of his size.
Although Titan is unrivalled in his significant stature, over the last 12 months they have taken in 16 cats classed as overweight on arrival.
Current resident Zhu Zhu came into Battersea at 8.5kgs and was recently rehomed.
Gizmo arrived weighing 9kgs, putting them both in the morbidly obese cat-egory and at risk of a whole host of health problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Kalas leaves Chelsea on loan
Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has joined Cologne on a season-long loan.
The 21-year-old made his debut for the Blues last season as a late substitute in their Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal.
He started twice in the league last season, away at Liverpool and Cardiff. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Wimbledon wildcards revealed
Former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis leads the list of wild card entries for Wimbledon.
British number two Dan Evans, James Ward, Dan Cox, Dan Smethurst and Kyle Edmund all have a place in the first round.
In the women's draw, British players Naomi Broady, Tara Moore and Samantha Murray all get wild cards.
Heather Watson and Johanna Konta are direct entries through their ranking - while Andy Murray will defend the men's singles title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
Sinkhole in Esher
A large sinkhole has appeared in Esher.
The hole, in the middle of Imber Park Road, opened up this morning.
No houses have been affected, but the road has been closed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm
Police Appeal For Witnesses In West Molesey
Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of a man outside a child’s bedroom window in West Molesey.
The young boy woke to see the suspect at his ground-floor bedroom window around 11.30pm on Friday May 30th in Down Street.
The boy’s screams alerted his mother who called the police – it’s believed the man left the area on foot.
Officers are conducting house to house enquiries as part of the investigation and are providing advice and guidance to residents. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
The Met Buys Water Cannon
The Metropolitan Police has been given the go-ahead to buy three water cannon.
They’re buying them second hand from the German Federal Police saving the force over 2.3 million pounds.
But the water cannon will not be deployed until the home secretary authorises their use in England and Wales.
A spokesman said the police requested the equipment to address a gap in public order tactics, but added they’d only be used in extreme disorder.
Illegal taxi driver convicted of rape in Godstone
An illegal taxi driver who raped a customer in a country lane in Godstone has been found guilty at the Old Bailey.
39 year old Paul Michael Causer picked up the 31 year old victim in Shoreditch after she had enjoyed a night out in August last year.
After making several attempts to withdraw money on her bank card he drove to Bone Mill Lane where the attack took place.
He then left the victim who was only discovered by a security guard at 4:30am.
After a six day trial Causer was found guilty of rape, having previously pleaded guilty to 3 counts of attempted theft relating to the woman’s card.
He will be sentenced on the 10th of July. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 am
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Hunt for man who sprayed clubbers with ammonia in Vauxhall continues
Police in Vauxhall are continuing to search for a suspect who sprayed 3 men with ammonia in a homophobic attack.
Two men were attacked outside the Lightbox nightclub at around 4 on Sunday morning.
A short time later a third man was also sprayed with the liquid close to the club.
2 women seen on CCTV at the time of the attack have identified themselves to police and are assisting inquiries.
One of the victims told the Evening Standard that Doctors have warned him that he could lose his sight following the attack. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 pm
Ambulance Comes A Cropper On Belmont Rise
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Luckily no one was hurt
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It seems not everyone is against paying a nominal fee to see their GP
Some patients in New Malden say if doctors charged for appointments, people would stop missing them.
It’s after it emerged one surgery has had 32 cancellations in one week alone.
The Groves Medical Centre already has extended opening hours to cope with huge demand.
In March, a poll suggested only 27% of people would pay £10 with 56% against the idea.
Only 12% said they would pay to guarantee next-day appointment
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Holby doctor gives a home to a Battersea dog
Mischievous Honey, a Labrador Retriever cross, has found a new home with Holby City actor Jules Knight, who plays Doctor Harry Tressler.
Since February, Battersea resident Honey has been enjoying time with the actor foster carer and his girlfriend in South West London.
She’s settled in so comfortably they have decided to make her a permanent member of the family. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Cobham canines go walkies in support of charity
Bruce’s Doggy Day Care is supporting The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as its corporate charity.
Based in Cobham it caters for dogs large and small from Bookham and Balham to Weybridge and Wimbledon.
The team is sponsoring a Guide Dog puppy – which it hopes to name Bruce – through its initial training, so it can contribute to enabling a blind person to gain freedom and independence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
It's Smashing In Chessington
Shoppers at a Sainsbury’s Local in Chessington had an unpleasant surprise this morning when a car crashed through the window.
It’s believed a Ford hit a Vauxhall Astra, causing it to smash into the glass front of the North Parade shop at about 9.30 this morning.
Surrey Fire and Rescue, London Ambulance and Kingston Police attended but fortunately no one was hurt. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Final preparations in place for tomorrow's Kingston Business Expo
The event plans to help businesses in South West London and North Surrey connect and develop new opportunities.
It’s being held at the Kingston Business School tomorrow from 10am.
700 people are expected to make an appearance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Suspected Bomb Found Near Battersea And Victoria Stations
Commuters are being warned of delays on services from London after a suspected bomb was found between Victoria and Battersea stations.
Victoria was closed for 15 minutes while officers from the Met investigated the item found by builders in Peabody Avenue.
It was found to be non-suspicious but travel delays should be expected posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm
Tenants In London Live In Fear Of Unfair Eviction
Over 1,000 households across London are at risk of losing their home every week through eviction or repossession.
Figures released by Shelter as part of its campaign against so-called revenge evictions reveal calls to their helpline are up by 75% from 2 years ago.
The charity’s research has shown that 1 in 9 renters in the Capital avoid asking their landlord to do repairs, fearing they may be evicted.
Soaring house prices force more people into rented accommodation every day and better protection is needed from the government.
Monty Python have announced the re-release of their single ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life'
It includes a brand new verse fitting for this year’s World Cup, should England fail to triumph.
Written by Eric Idle, its cheerfully stoic message found particular resonance with football fans and was initially adopted as a chant by fans of Sheffield Wednesday at the dawn of the 1990s.
It then became part of the repertoire of England fans experiencing deflating failures at major international tournaments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Three teenagers were injured at the weekend after attempting to use bio-ethanol fuel to start a barbecue in Isleworth
One of the men, believed to be 18, is critically ill in hospital, after sustaining potentially life-changing burns to over 50% of his body, including his face, body, arms and legs.
The other two, both aged 19, sustained burns to their arms and legs.
Charlie Pugsley, from the Brigade’s fire investigation team, said:
The men poured bio-ethanol onto their charcoal barbecue, which they’d been struggling to ignite. They held a lighter to the fuel, causing it to flash over, which basically means it burst into a fireball.
We believe they used bio-ethanol which was specifically intended for a ‘real flame’ fire inside the house.
The Brigade said it attended another serious incident last year where three people were burned in a fire caused by people using bio-ethanol to ignite a barbecue on the balcony of a flat on the 34th floor of a high rise building in East London.
In June 2012 a woman in Staffordshire died after sustaining serious burns caused by a bio-ethanol burner. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Attempted Arson In West Molesey
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted arson and vandalism in a garden in West Molesey.
Officers believe the offenders tried to set fire to a minibus parked outside a home in St Peter’s Road between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
They also pulled up garden plants, upturned tables and threw logs into the pond.
Police said it was lucky the fire didn’t take hold or there could have been much more serious consequences.
Researchers find serious flaws in the Government’s plans to increase social mobility through academies
New research from the Institute of Education and University of Roehampton has found little evidence to support government claims that academies can overcome family background and create favourable conditions for social mobility.
Professor Bernard Barker and Dr Kate Hoskins (University of Roehampton) have found that although students at case study academies said they were driven by high expectations and a strong desire for achievement, their preoccupation with competitive success seldom extended beyond the classroom.
Students described themselves as ‘hard-working’ and ‘keen to achieve academic targets’, but very few participants aspired to rise above their families in pursuit of prestigious jobs and upward mobility.
Most respondents said intrinsic job satisfaction and family happiness were their prime concern.
Although the academies involved emphasized high expectations and a desire for achievement, the students were generally content with their existing family position and rejected wealth and social advancement as measures of success.
Professor Barker and Dr Kate Hoskins’ findings will be published in Education and Social Mobility: Dreams of Success published this week.
Police in Sutton are running a campaign against domestic violence to coincide with the World Cup
Officers say major sporting events can encourage people to drink excessively which sometimes leads to an increase of abuse.
Bright orange posters will be handed out to clubs and pubs with slogans like ‘Blow the Whistle on World Cup Violence’
There’ll also be extra patrols in town centres including Sutton, Cheam, and Wallington, especially after England’s matches. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm
Cricket legend to host charity match at Epsom College
Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell will be hosting a special charity cricket match in the grounds of Epsom College on Sunday June the 29th from 12 noon – 6 pm, in aid of The Children’s Trust.
The Children’s Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.
It works with children and young people from across the UK, both from its specialist centre in Tadworth, and in communities around the country.
Electrician from Walton jailed
An electrician from Walton has been jailed for three years and eight months after claiming over 1 point 5 million pounds in VAT repayments.
58-year-old Melvyn Horton used fake invoices to make multiple false claims for VAT refunds to HM Revenue and Customs.
He then used the money to take expensive holidays and fund private schooling.
Horton, who ran Cobham Electrical Ltd, was caught after HMRC found he stole the identities of seven companies to create fake sales and purchase invoices.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Tennis back at Baron's Court
British number three James Ward has won his opening match of the Queen's Club tennis tournament.
The Davis Cup player beat Slovenia's Blaz Rola 7-5 6-4 to set up a meeting with fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the second round. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm
More homes to be investigated?
Seven MPs are calling for a major official inquiry into allegations that child abuse was carried out by ‘VIPs’ at children’s homes across London.
Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith has organised the letter to the Home Secretary Teresa May.
It’s asking for a panel to investigate suspicions of an establishment cover up to protect prominent people.
The historic allegations include the Elm Guest House in Barnes and homes in Norbiton, Weybridge and Petersham. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Lambeth College Had Staff Problems Before The Proposed Contract Changes
It’s been revealed Lambeth College already had a huge problem with staff turnover even before the proposal of changes which have provoked a bitter dispute.
The University and College Union said the college’s plans to slash sick pay and holidays, while increasing working hours, will do little to recruit or retain staff.
Union members at Lambeth walked out last Tuesday in the row over contract changes and have been on strike ever since.
On Wednesday there’ll be a rally outside the institution’s Clapham site from 11am. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Road Rage In Kingston
A motorist stands accused of ploughing into a cyclist after he kicked her car during an alleged road-rage incident in Kingston.
The Audi Q7 driver, who’s in her 30s, was arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm after the crash in Park Road on Saturday.
The cyclist, who was wearing a badge stating he had autism, escaped with only a cut on his arm despite the fact his bike was mangled.
As she attempted to drive away, the woman crashed into The Park Salon hairdressers.
She's been bailed until a date in September. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
Contented Cat Attempts Cat-Nap In Cop Car
A cheeky cat from Carshalton found the purr-fect place to rest up during the early hours of this morning - inside a police car!
As officers opened the doors of their car to join colleagues in Thornton Road, a fluffy white cat jumped in - and settled on the parcel shelf.
It was clearly very happy in the vehicle and leapt onto the driver’s seat when attempts were made to evict it.
When placed on the pavement the cat apparently appeared to look wistfully back at the car.
Surrey Cricket League: Wandsworth's unbeaten run ends
Wandsworth’s unbeaten run in the Surrey Cricket League Premier Division came to an end in the latest round of matches on the weekend.
They could only manage 112 in reply to Surrey Seamers’152, to lose by 40 runs.
Paul Gooding hit 55 to help Bec Old Boys to a 3 wickets win over Morden.
There were also wins for Old Royalists, Hamm & Petersham and Old Thorntonians.
In Division One Hamilton, 162 for 8, beat Wimbledon Village, 85, by 77 runs.
Croydon Lions and St Lukes also won.
Ottershsaw & Hamm Moor beat Burgh Heath by 160 runs to lead London Gymkhana, Raynes Park and Wimbledon Corinthians as winners in Division Two into the next round.
In Division Three table toppers Ali beat London Gymkhana A by 40 runs.
There were also wins for Morden A, Bec Old Boys A and Park Hill.
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