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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Wimbledon Nando's runs out of chicken

Customers at a chicken restaurant in Wimbledon were left stunned after it ran out of chicken.

It happened last week at Nando’s on Russell Road.

It’s the second time it’s happened to a Nando’s restaurant recently, with a branch in Leicester also running out of chicken.

A Nando’s spokesman has apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Surrey conservation project up for National Lottery award
A project by The Conservation Volunteers charity which runs projects in Surrey has reached the finals of this year’s National Lottery Awards.

The Young Carers Nature Challenge project scheme is an entry in the Environment category.

It was created to provide young carers with respite and give them the chance to explore the natural world through nature-based games and conservation activities.

The winning project in each category will be featured on a star-studded TV show in September and get £2,000.

Voting for the finals has now started and ends at midnight on July 23rd. Supporters can vote for TCV’s The Young Carers Nature Challenge by calling 0844 836 9690 or logging on to http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/young-carers-nature-challenge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Fulham victorious in friendly
Fulham have won their first friendly of the pre-season.

They beat East Fife 3-0 thanks to goals from Elsad Zverotic , Hugo Rodallega and Cauley Woodrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Mukhandram wins Coral Eclipse
Mukhandram was won the Coral Eclipse at Sandown Park.

The 14 to 1 shot was ridden by Paul Hanagan and trained by William Haggas.

Trading Leather came second and Somewhat finished in third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Woman missing from Colliers Wood
Police are appealing for help in finding a missing woman from Colliers Wood.

23-year-old Natalia Grochowska was last seen yesterday lunchtime at her home in Robinson Road.

She was wearing blue denim shorts and black Vans trainers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Kvitova wins at Wimbledon


Petra Kvitova is the 2014 Wimbledon ladies' singles champion.

The Czech has won the Championships for the second time after thrashing 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0 in just 55 minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

McLaren duo 3rd and 5th on grid for British Grand Prix
Championship leader Nico Rosberg starts on pole for the fourth time this season in tomorrow’s British F1 Grand Prix.

Britain’s Jenson Button secured a 3rd place grid slot, whilst McLaren team-mate Kevin Magnussen lines up 5th for the
Woking-based squad.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start from 6th, whilst Surrey’s Max Chilton starts 13th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Hazard leaves Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder Thorgan Hazard has left the club on loan.

The Belgian, brother of Eden Hazard, has signed for Borussia Mochengladbach until the end of next season.

He’s yet to play for the Blues since signing for them in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Funding approved to improve Kingston's roads
A £1 million boost to improve Kingston's roads has been approved.

Government funds and money earned from parking charges in the last year will be used to pay for extra road maintenance.

The borough has also received a £250,000 'pothole fund' including a further £240,000 from highways maintenance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Missing woman from Kingston
Police in Kingston are appealing for help to find a vulnerable missing woman.

The woman in her 70s, who hasn’t been named, has dementia and went missing from Park Road at around 9 o’clock this morning.

She has short grey hair, is about 5ft4 tall and is described as being of large build.

She is likely to be wearing a white, pink and black striped top, and a black and white flowery skirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Mother and son die following accident in Ewell


Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal car crash in Ewell this morning.

At around 10.30, a Ford Focus and a Ford Fiesta collided on Banstead Road.

As a result, two people, a 29-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son died.

Three emergency helicopters were called to the scene (Twitpic: @sc6601).

Three people suffered serious injuries, and one of them is in a life-threatening condition.

They were taken to separate hospitals in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Martin Fletcher's World Cup preview
The World Cup quarter-finals come to a close today.

Argentina play Belgium at 5pm, before the Netherlands face Costa Rica at 9.

Jackie’s Martin Fletcher is in Brazil.

He says he’s hoping for an upset in the second game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Coral Eclipse at Sandown
It’s the biggest event of the year at Sandown Park today.

The racecourse is hosting the Coral Eclipse.

Rupert Trevelyan, Regional Director for the Jockey Club, tells Jackie who we should be looking for in the race.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Arrest made for Kingston robbery
A man was arrested on Friday evening in connection with a robbery at a jewellery store in Kingston on the 18th of May.

Police had asked for help to trace Germain Fofana after a mobile phone was left at the Ernest Jones store in Clarence Street.

Two engagement rings and a wedding ring worth 18 thousand pounds were stolen.

Detectives believe the suspect may be linked to other incidents at jewellery stores across London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Increase in office conversion in Richmond
Richmond council could use planning restrictions to stop developers converting office space into housing.

The borough has relaxed planning rules allowing conversions of offices into homes with just prior notification instead of development consent.

Last year saw 125 prior notifications of conversions which results in a 20 percent loss of office space.

Small businesses are being pushed from their premises since rules have changed encouraging the borough to reconsider the planning process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 am  

Friday, 4 July 2014

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Tennis Update 4.15pm
Novak Djokovic has reached his third Wimbledon final.

The top seed beat Grigor Dimitrov - who knocked Andy Murray out of the last-eight - in four sets in their semi, in a match where both players struggled to keep their footing.

The Serb won 6-4 3-6 7-6 7-6 and will face Roger Federer or Milos Raonic for the title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Martin Fletcher's World Cup preview
The quarter finals of the World Cup get underway today.

The first match sees France take on Germany in Rio.

Kick off is at 5pm.

Jackie’s Martin Fletcher is in Brazil, and he looks ahead to the match for us.



You can listen to our interview with Martin in full here, or you can red his blog here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Harris sentenced to 5 years and 9 months
Rolf Harris has been sentenced to 5 years and 9 months in prison after being found guilty of 12 indecent assaults against four girls.

One was just seven or eight when he groped her when she asked for his autograph.

A judge told the shamed entertainer his reputation was now in ruins and he'd shown no remorse.

Enda Brady was inside Southwark Crown Court when he was sentenced.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Man arrested after mother and baby injured in Woking robbery
A man’s been arrested after a mother and baby were injured in a robbery in Woking.

The 35 year old woman was punched in the face by a mugger – causing her nine month old son to be knocked out of his buggy.

The incident took place after she crossed the Basingstoke canal bridge just before half past two on Wednesday.

After punching the woman and breaking her nose – the robber stole the woman’s handbag.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested and is on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

The UK's biggest warship has officially been named by the Queen at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife.
Defence Secretary, and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond was also at the official naming ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Hacking Update
David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months for conspiring to hack phones.

The ex-News of the World Editor was among four of the paper's journalists sentenced.

They include 43 year old Glen Mulcaire, a security employee from Sutton and 52 year old Neville Thurlbeck, a journalist from Esher.

Mulcaire has been sentenced to six months imprisonment to be suspended for 12 months and 200 hours of unpaid work.

Thurlbeck pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications between October 2000 and August 2006.

He has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has given his reaction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Epsom teenager charged with racially aggravated actually bodily harm
A 16-year-old from Epsom has been charged following an alleged racial attack in the town centre.

He can’t be named for legal reasons, but has been charged with racially aggravated actual bodily harm.

A man suffered head and facial injuries while a woman also received minor injuries during the attack on Tuesday.

The teenager is set to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Traore signs new deal at QPR
Armand Traore has signed a new contract at QPR.

The Senegalese international has signed a deal which will keep him at the club until 2016.

Meanwhile, the newly promoted Premier League side have had a bid for Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles rejected.

The offer was thought to be in the region of £4 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Woman injured after she fell twenty feet onto the foreshore


A woman was seriously injured when she fell twenty feet onto the foreshore at Chiswick Pier.

Chiswick Lifeboat was called after reports of a woman in distress near Corney Reach shortly after 3pm on Wednesday.

She was running towards the water and then fell plunged twenty feet onto the foreshore, according to witnesses.

The lifeboat crew, which is based nearby, managed to rescue her and put her into a stretcher.

They then moved the woman, believed to be aged in her thirties, on the lifeboat and took her to the pier where London Ambulance paramedics took over her treatment.

LAS dispatched a large team including the heart team in view of the distance the woman had fallen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months
David Cameron's former head of communications has been jailed for 18 months for plotting to hack phones.

Andy Coulson was found guilty last week of conspiring to intercept voicemails at the now-defunct News of The World.

Glen Mulcaire a security employee of Sutton pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications.

The 43 year old has been sentenced to six months in prison suspended for 12 months and 200 hours of unpaid work.

52 year old Neville Thurlbeck a journalist from Esher pleaded guilty to the same offence.

He’s been sentenced to six months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Baroness Kramer launches £15m rail cycle fund at Sheffield Station


Train stations across the country are to benefit from improved cycling facilities.

It's thanks to £15m of new government funding.

Transport Minister, and former Richmond Park MP Baroness Kramer announced the move today on the eve of the Tour de France coming to the UK.

Twitpic: @transportgovuk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Former Fulham midfielder criticises management
Former Fulham midfielder William Kvist has hit out at the Whites’ manager Felix Magath.

The Dane spent the second half of last season on loan at Craven Cottage, making 8 appearances.

He claims the German manager didn’t prepare tactics before a game and no-one knew who was going to play each week.

He added that Magath’s man management was the worst he’s ever encountered in his career.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Surrey Cricket League preview
After a rainy weekend limited fixtures last week, Surrey Cricket League returns tomorrow.

The pick of the fixtures in the Premier Division sees league leaders Old Thorntonians take on Wandsworth in Tolworth.

In Division One, Norwood Exiles will be hoping to keep their 100% record alive when they play Croydon Lions in Whyteleafe.

The pick of the fixtures in Division Two sees Sheen Park Cavaliers try to pick up their first win of the season when they play Raynes Park Former Pupils in Raynes Park.

Meanwhile Division Three sees top of the table Ali play Woking XI in Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Lecturers continue strike at Lambeth College
Lecturers at Lambeth College have entered a fifth week of industrial action.

Teaching staff at the college, who are members of the University and College Union, have been on strike since June 3rd in a row over contracts.

The introduction of contracts for new staff will mean they’ll work longer and have less sick pay.

The dispute, involving about 90 lecturers, has affected the college’s campuses in Clapham, Brixton and Vauxhall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am  

Man bailed in Syria terror link investigation
A 32-year-old man arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of arranging funding for terrorism has been bailed.

He was detained by counter terrorism officers at a house in west London as part of an investigation linked to Syria.

Twelve addresses, one in Herefordshire and eleven in west London, have been searched as part of the investigation.

The man, also held on suspicion of fraud, has been bailed until August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 am  

Thursday, 3 July 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been jailed after inflicting years of abuse upon his partner


47 year old Eric Walker from Wandsworth was jailed at Kingston Crown Court after the court heard how he inflicted sustained abuse on his victim.

He was sentenced to a total of seven-and-a-half years' imprisonment having been found guilty of grievous bodily harm; wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police were called to a hospital in October after a woman attended with a number of head injuries that she said had been caused by her partner.

She told police that her partner had argued with her in the early hours of that morning about a broken glass.

Her partner then carried out a severe attack on her.

He punched, kicked and hit her with a metal pole in an attack that lasted for over five hours.

The victim went to work later that morning where a colleague called for an ambulance.

Her injuries that day included swelling to her face, a cut to the head, bruising to the upper body and swelling to her arms.

Her knees, ankles and hips were also swollen.

When spoken to by police, the victim informed them that she had been beaten by Walker for several years.

Walker was arrested following a manhunt and taken to Wandsworth police station.

Throughout his interview he gave a "no comment" reply, however he was charged the following day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Theft At Worcester Park Athletics Club
Police have released images of two men they wish to speak to in connection with a burglary from the Athletics Club in Worcester Park.

The suspects arrived at the club on bicycles just after noon on Sunday the 25th May.

They rifled through belongings left by people in the changing rooms and made off with an iPhone, some cash credit cards and travel documents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Lost Cat From Leeds Found In London
A cat missing for nine weeks was found underneath the floorboards of a construction site in London - 200 miles from his Leeds home.

The male black moggy - called Obi Wan Catobi after the Star Wars hero - was found in an unfinished hotel in Euston Road last Thursday.

Construction workers stopped work on the West End hotel and called the RSPCA.

Once he was caught, a quick check of his microchip revealed Obi was a much loved pet who’d disappeared in April when his owners moved house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Woman from Whitton used sister-in-law's Blue Badge after her death
A woman from Whitton has been found guilty of Blue Badge abuse.

Nadima Farani was discovered by Richmond Council using her late sister-in-law’s badge, over a year after her death.

Farani pleaded guilty at Lavender Hill Magistrates court earlier this week.

She was fined £135, and ordered to play the victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Future of Fulham Boys School uncertain
Nearly 100 boys from Fulham are unsure of their future after a new secondary school set to open has been put under threat.

The Department for Education’s negotiations with Fulham Boys School over funding have broken down.

It’s because the school has a temporary site planned for the next two years, but no permanent site after that.

Headteacher Alun Ebenezer has this message for the Department for Education.



You can listen to our interview with Alun in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Contador biggest threat to Froome
Britain's Chris Froome believes Spain's Alberto Contador is his biggest threat in this year's Tour de France.

The first three of 21 stages will be held in England, with riders racing from Leeds to Harrogate on Saturday, York to Sheffield on Sunday and Cambridge to London on Monday.

Nick Bull is a journalist with ‘Cycling Weekly’.



You can listen to our interview with Nick here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Battersea Dogs And Cats Home Appeals On Behalf Of Terriers
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is appealing for new homes for some lively little terriers after an influx at the charity’s centres.

Battersea has taken in nearly 200 Jack Russell Terriers since the start of the year and currently has 22 in its care looking to be re-homed.

The list of hopeful dogs include cheeky youngster Rachel; scruffy, but handsome Paddy and chubby little Grommet.

A team leader at the charity says though small, these dogs are plucky and intelligent and require lots of exercise and a fair but firm hand.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Human traffickers sentenced at Croydon Crown Court
Four men and one woman have been sentenced to jail for human trafficking at Croydon Crown Court.

Between them they received at total of 36 years in jail, with individual sentences ranging from three to twelve years.

The longest stretch in prison was given to 35-year-old Vishal Chaudhary, who was described as the 'boss' of the gang.

They lured more than 100 women from Hungary over to the UK by offering them work as cleaners or nannies.

The women instead forced to work in one of forty brothels across London run by the gang.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Surrey gets £450,000 to help victims of domestic abuse
Support services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Surrey are to get a £450,000 funding boost.

The Ministry of Justice has been running a competitive process to allocate money to support services around the country.

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kevin Hurley, submitted bids for funding worth a total of almost £470,000, most of which were successful.

The money will be used to improve existing services and set up a number of new projects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Stamping out the illegal wildlife trade in Kingston
You can surrender endangered wildlife products all this week at Kingston police station.

Items collected will be used for educational purposes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fifth arrest in connection with alleged historical sex abuse in Barnes
Police have made a fifth arrest in connection with allegations of historical sex abuse at St Paul’s School in Barnes.

A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody in Shropshire.

She’s since been bailed pending further inquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Baby knocked out of buggy in Woking
Surrey Police is investigating a robbery in the Goldsmith Park area of Woking today.

A woman was crossing the Basingstoke Canal Bridge to Waitrose at around 2.20pm when a man came up behind her.

He hit her on the head, knocking her to the ground and running of with her handbag.

The woman’s baby was also knocked out of its buggy.

The man is described as having dark hair and dark casual clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

#Wimbledon2014 3.50pm update
The defence of Andy Murray's Wimbledon title is over.

Last year's champion has been beaten by 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the quarter-finals.

Murray looked out of sorts compared to his form in the first four rounds.

An all-Swiss last eight match between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka is under way.

Earlier, Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard won their matches to set up a semi-final against each other.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Tolworth trees can be replaced
It seems Tolworth will have to wait a while until the dead and dying trees on the Greenway can be replaced with healthier specimens.

Since they were planted late last year, the cypress trees have not done well and are now very sickly looking.

According to Surrey Comet, the contractors have said the brown and threadbare trees will be replaced in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

#Wimbledon2014 3pm update
Defending champion Andy Murray is in serious danger of falling out of Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage.

He's two sets down to Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov on a stunned Centre Court.

The ladies quarter-finals are now complete - as Simona Halep and Sabine Lisicki won their matches to set up a last four tie against each other.

Later, it's Roger Federer against fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal's conqueror Nick Kyrgios takes on Milos Raonic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Battersea Power Station's chimneys to come down soon
South West London's skyline is changing.

Battersea Power Station's world famous chimneys are to be crushed in two weeks as part of a £8 billion pound redevelopment scheme.

Original chimneys could become part of a children's play ground and original artworks around the new site.

The four iconic stacks are beyond repair after decades of corrosion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Woking man jailed for rape of teenager from Walton
A man from Woking has been jailed for 6 years after being found guilty of rape.

22 year old Zeeshaan Sheikh was convicted of the attack on the 14 year old in Walton in November 2012.

Soon after the attack Sheikh flew to Pakistan but was arrested on his return a few weeks later by police at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Chelsea interested in more Atleti players?
After signing Diego Costa, Chelsea could be in for three more of his former Atletico Madrid teammates.

That’s according to Madrid-based sports paper AS.

It claims that Chelsea are chasing Filipe Luis, Miranda and former Blue Tiago.

It also says that Atletico Madrid are hoping to get Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois as part of the deals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Missing Teenager In Sutton or Croydon
Police are appealing for information on a missing teenager, believed to be staying in Sutton or Croydon.

15 year-old Reece Chell was last seen in Littlehampton on Tuesday 24th June – he was wearing a white t-shirt and had a white satchel.

Reece is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of skinny to medium build. He has short straight ginger hair, is clean shaven and has blue eyes.

If you see Reece, please call police immediately on 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Countdown is on to the Sunwalk Battersea


This year's Sunwalk is almost upon us.

It comes to Battersea Park on Sunday.

It's all in aid of Breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, raising money and awareness through power walking challenges including midnight MoonWalk Marathons in London and Edinburgh.

You can stroll a 5k, 10k or half marathon.

Gates open at 8am on Sunday, and all walkers must be ready to go at 9am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

#Wimbledon2014 1pm
A packed day of six singles quarter-finals is under way at Wimbledon.

Under the gaze of Prince William and Kate from Centre Court's Royal Box, third seed Simona Halep has taken the first set against last year's runner-up Sabine Lisicki.

In the other last eight match being played, Eugenie Bouchard leads Angelique Kerber by a set.

Later - defending champion Andy Murray has his toughest test yet, when he takes on Grigor Dimitrov.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Future of Wheatsheaf pub still unclear
Wandsworth Council has delayed its decision on the future of a pub in Tooting Bec until next year.

Thousands of people rallied to save the Wheatsheaf last summer following rumours of a supermarket takeover.

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan says that the council is pulling the wool over residents’ eyes.

He claims it's had the opportunity to save the pub but it's more concerned about the wishes of developers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

#Wimbledon2014
There's an earlier start for Centre and Number One Courts to cram six Wimbledon quarter-finals in today.

Defending champion Andy Murray has a tricky looking match against Grigor Dimitrov second on Centre - who's the Queen's Club champion.

Starting things off now are two ladies' quarter-finals, as Simona Halep faces Sabine Lisicki and Eugenie Bouchard takes on Angelique Kerber.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal's conqueror Nick Kyrgios play later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Mum of five turns life around to raise money for charity


Mum of five, Heidi Sedgeman from Chessington, is planning a year of ‘ultra challenges’ to raise money for Surrey based charity, Harrison’s Fund.

Harrison’s Fund is named after seven year old Harrison Smith from Surrey who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic condition which affects the muscles, causing muscle weakness.

The charity’s goal is to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne.

The 52 year old housekeeper and nanny, who is originally from Molesey, decided to undertake the challenges after a rocky start to the year.

She has already undertaken her first event, Britain’s hardest half marathon up and down the Surrey Hills, starting and ending at Box Hill.

Her next event is The Hurt on Saturday – a short but hard off road 10km in Surrey Hills.

This will be followed by, The PrudentialRideLondon, Isle of Man Mountain Ultra, Tough Mudder, MudMan, TrailMan, IceMan, WildMan, The Mighty Deer Stalker and finally a ride from ‘Rome to Home’ from April- May in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Invictus Tickets On Sale
Tickets for the opening ceremony of Prince Harry's inaugural Paralympic-style games for wounded service personnel have gone on sale.

People can now buy tickets to the ceremony that marks the start of the first Invictus Games, set to take place in London in September.

More than 400 servicemen and women - serving and veteran - from 14 nations will compete in four days of sport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Youths Carrying A Machete In Sutton Are Sentenced
Two men have been sentenced after carrying a machete in Sutton High Street – thanks to the vigilance of members of the public.

19 year old Ali Ahmed Ali and a 17-year-old youth were seen shouting abuse at three men outside McDonald’s in the High Street.

Police received a number of calls about the men wielding a two foot blade and after a search they arrested them in Benhill Avenue.

Ali Ahmed Ali was jailed for 6 months for having a machete in a public place and the younger man received a youth rehabilitation order for 9 months.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Cyclists' Tyres Punctured With Pins
Several riders had to abandon Saturday's Redhill Cycle Club road race after pins placed on the road punctured their tyres.

Nobody was injured but at least three people had tyres wrecked and repairs could cost in excess of £100 each.

Roads in Surrey have become increasingly congested with cyclists – especially in the areas used during the London Olympics, such as Box Hill.

Surrey Police said it would prosecute anyone who deliberately put dangerous items on the road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

QPR confirm departures

QPR have confirmed the departures of Andrew Johnson, Aaron Hughes and Stephane Mbia from the club.

Ex-England defender Luke Moore, along with Hogan Ephraim, Angelo Balanta and Tom Hitchcock are also heading through the exit door.

5 players, including goalkeeper Rob Green and striker Bobby Zamora, are in talks about new contracts ahead of the R’s return to the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am  

Purley Police Officer was "singled out and targeted" for her race and sex

An employment tribunal has found that the Metropolitan Police discriminated against a black female officer because of her race and sex.

35 year old Carol Howard, from Purley, was “singled out and targeted” for almost a year.

She had worked as a firearms officer for the Diplomatic Protection Group.

Her lawyers will now seek compensation from the force for injury to feelings and aggravated damages.

The Met said it was “disappointed” by the findings of the tribunal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 am  

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Amanda Knox incriminated over the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher?

The alibi of Amanda Knox, convicted of the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher in Italy, has come under fresh suspicion.

This is after her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, also convicted of the crime, said there are anomalies in her story.

Knox has always claimed that they spent the evening of the 2007 murder together at Sollecito’s flat.

However he now says that “for the entire first part of the evening, they were not together”.

The pair originally served 4 years for the murder, before being released in 2011.

In January, an appeals court reconvicted them of the murder of Kercher, a verdict they are again appealing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

Jessie J's revealed she's working with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj on a new song
The singer posted a teaser image on Twitter, suggesting the title of her new single is 'Bang Bang'.

She added that the track will premiere on 29th July.

Jessie will be appearing in concert at Sandown Park in Esher on the 7th of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

CCTV images after assaults at Worcester Park and Motspur Park
British Transport Police have released CCTV images of two men after two assaults on on the rail network at Worcester Park and Motspur Park.

The London Waterloo to Dorking train was pulling into Worcester Park when a man in his 50s tried to unchain his bicycle, but was pushed to the floor.

He got off the train, but was followed by the two men who pushed him, so got back on the train, but was followed by them again.

They later got off at Stoneleigh.

A 23-year-old was later assaulted as he waited for a train at Motspur Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Judi Dench announced as patron of Surrey Wildlife Trust
Dame Judi Dench has been announced as Surrey Wildlife Trust's new patron.

The Oscar-winning actress is specifically backing a project aimed at securing the future of Nower Wood, as an "outdoor classroom".

The ancient woodland, in Leatherhead, serves as a wildlife and environmental education site for pupils from primary to A-Level.

Dame Judi who’s a local, says she’s delighted to be supporting Surrey Wildlife Trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Hounslow invests in cemeteries
Hounslow Council is investing almost £450,000 on local cemeteries.

It’s in preparation for the expected increase in visitors to official war graves over the next four years as people commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

The money will be spent on improving footpaths across eight cemeteries including Bedfont and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Crime preventing digital radio link now in Staines
A new digital radio link to help prevent crime has gone ‘live’ in Staines.

Spelthorne Council has funded a replacement for the radio system linking retailers, pubs and restaurants with Police and the town’s CCTV.

The new link will enable shop staff to warn each other about suspicious behaviour and the presence of known shoplifters in the town centre.

It will also enable staff in bars, restaurants and pubs to communicate with each other about any ongoing or potential incidents.

Around 75 shops, pubs and restaurants have signed up to the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

World War Two bombs found in Battersea
Two suspected World War Two bombs have been dug up by builders in Battersea.

Police were called to Battersea Church Road at 10.20 this morning.

Along with an army disposal team and fire crews they declared the area safe by midday, before discovering a second device just after,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

New deal for Chelsea goalkeeper
Mark Schwarzer has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea.

The former Australian international goalkeeper's original deal ran out this summer.

He made 12 starts and one substitute appearance in his first season at Stamford Bridge, covering for first choice Petr Cech.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Police Renew Appeal After Fatal Accident In Laleham
Police have renewed their appeal for information following a fatal crash in Laleham.

53 year-old Gordon White was riding a white MV Agusta on Saturday June the 14th when he was in a collision with a white Iveco lorry in Ashford Road.

Mr White of Upper Halliford, died in St George’s Hospital in Tooting six days later.

The funeral will be held at Woking Crematorium on Monday July the 14th
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Baggage Problems At Heathrow
A computer glitch at Heathrow has meant some air passengers have still not been reunited with their luggage - days after a problem started.

It began on Thursday at Terminal 5 and has affected departing British Airways passengers.

A spokeswoman for the airport has apologised and says they’re working round the clock with airlines to reunite passengers with their bags as quickly as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Strike On London Underground
Power control staff on London Underground, are due to begin a strike later after talks failed to resolve a row over pensions and working conditions.

Members from three unions - Unite, Transport Salaried Staffs' Association and Rail, Maritime and Transport union - will walk out from 8pm for 8 days.

The RMT said the dispute was an "all-out attack" on power control workers.

London Underground said the strike would have "no visible impact".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Indian Gold Stolen From Sutton
Police are asking members of the public to be on the lookout for items of jewellery that have been stolen from a home in Sutton.

Intruders forced open a gate and French doors of the house in Poplar Road on Monday the 9th of June and stole many valuable pieces made of Indian gold.

The hallmarked jewellery includes necklaces, bangles, rings and earrings – items received as gifts by the owner over many years.



22ct hallmarked bangles carved with leaf and petal motif design - each bangle measured at 0.5cm width
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

UKIP campaigners refused service at Purley pub
The owner of a pub in Purley has made an apology after one of its barmen refused to serve a group of UKIP election campaigners.

Local candidate Georgina Guillem and five of her supporters decided to go for a drink at The Rectory during the run up to May’s local elections.

But a barman at the pub told her “You are UKIP, you are disgusting,” and refused to serve them drinks.

They complained to owner of the premises - Stonegate Pubs - which offered them a free meal as well as an apology.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am  

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Police release CCTV of knife-point robbery in Cobham


Surrey Police officers have released CCTV footage as part of an appeal to help track down a man who stole a van at knife-point in Cobham.

The incident took place in the car park of the Old Bear public house, off Riverhill, at around 4.20pm on Wednesday, the 14th of May.

The victim, a man in his twenties, was driving his white Volkswagen Caddy out of the car park when he was approached by a man who stopped the vehicle and asked the driver if he would be able to do some building work for him.

The victim then parked the van so he could get the details and as he did so the man approached the driver's side door and attempted to take the keys out of the ignition before threatening the driver with a small knife.

The passenger in the van, another man in his twenties, got out of the vehicle and the driver then followed him out of the passenger side door.

The offender then got into the van and drove it away towards Cobham High Street.

The van was recovered four days later in the Effingham area.

The man who stole the van is described as being white, of slim build, in his thirties or forties, balding with dark hair and was wearing a green top and dark trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

More delays at T5
A technical fault with the conveyor belts at Heathrow has led to five hour delays for some passengers.

The problem happened at Terminal 5 on Thursday when the belts became paralysed by a computer glitch.

Airport bosses said the baggage system was working normally today.

They have said though, that it will take several more days to reunite thousands of air travellers with their luggage.

Passengers have been advised to put all essentials in hand luggage as a precaution against further breakdowns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Adults behaving like big kids is costing the taxpayer thousands
Firefighters across England were called to assist calls of almost 200 teenagers and adults stuck in children's play equipment over the past five years – 10 of them in Surrey.

The fire service said each instance costs taxpayers about £300, meaning the mishaps have cost at least £60,000 in total.

Most of the playground rescues involve getting people out of swings designed for babies or children.

A Brigade Spokesperson said calling out fire crews is a serious matter as it can mean they are not available to deal with a life threatening situations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Tennis: Correct at 4pm
Andy Murray is just starting his fourth round match at Wimbledon.

The defending champion is playing South African 20th seed Kevin Anderson for a place in the quarter-finals.

The roof is being opened on Centre Court.

Eugenie Bouchard played under it, and she's into the last eight - having seen off Alize Cornet.

Sabine Lisicki is into the last-16 after beating Ana Ivanovic - a match which started on Saturday but was twice called off for bad light and rain.

(Stay tuned for up to the minute scores).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecent assault charges
A jury's convicted the 84 year old entertainer of all 12 counts against him.

They relate to offences against four girls, all aged under 14.

The assaults took place between 1968, and 1986, the year he appeared in panto at Richmond Theatre.

Jenny Hopkins, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS in London, said;

Rolf Harris used his status and position as a world famous children's entertainer to sexually assault young girls over a period spanning 18 years.

The victims in this case have suffered in silence for many years and have only recently found the courage to come forward. I would like to pay tribute to the bravery they displayed in coming to court and giving evidence. That bravery and determination has seen Rolf Harris brought to justice and held to account.

Each victim, unknown to the others, described a similar pattern of behaviour; that of a man acting without fear of the consequences.

The prosecution of sexual offences is often difficult and complex, perhaps even more so when the allegations are from some years ago. We will continue to consider cases and wherever there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest, we will work with police and victims to build strong cases which can be put before a court.

I hope today's verdict provides other victims with the courage and confidence to come forward no matter who is alleged to have carried out the abuse and when.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Big in Japan
The owner of Alton Towers and Thorpe Park has announced a deal to build a new Legoland theme park in Japan.

It'll cost £185 million to build - and will open in three years' time.

The Japanese amusement park market's thought to be the second biggest in the world - worth £4-billion annually.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Roaming costs to fall
Watching a film or reading emails on your phone abroad used to be pricey, but costs are finally coming down.

From the 1st of July using email and the internet will cost about 20 pence per megabyte.

Making a call in another European country will cost 19p and texts will cost 6p.

London MEP Seb Dance says he hopes the gadgets we are now used to can remain handy wherever we are.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Businesses struggling to find affordable insurance after flooding
Small businesses hit by the winter floods in Surrey are struggling to find affordable insurance.

That’s according to a survey by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, leaked to the Financial Times.

It’s found that seen premiums have risen from 2-thousand to 25-thousand pounds.

Insurance companies insist all small businesses have access to a competitive flood insurance market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

New astroturf pitch for estate in Battersea
England’s footballers may not have impressed at the World Cup, but young people in Battersea will soon have the chance to show off their skills.

The Surrey Lane estate is getting a brand new astroturf pitch replacing the existing ball games area near Macey House.

The project costs £18,000 and should be open in the next few weeks.

Councillors in Wandsworth will also decide next month whether to approve plans to install floodlights for the pitch
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Squirrel allegedly shot in Manor Park
Sutton Police are appealing for witnesses after receiving a report of a father and son shooting at squirrels with a ‘pellet’ gun.

The Keeper of Manor Park reported the crime on Friday after he was informed of it by a woman who regularly walks her dog there.

A man had boasted to her that he and his son had shot and killed a squirrel sometime around the end of May.

The man is described as bald but as yet there’s no further information on the suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Tube strike set for tomorrow
An eight-day strike by power workers on the London Underground now looks likely to go ahead tomorrow.

It's in a row over pensions and working conditions.

The RMT and Unite unions say the walkout - which will start at 8pm - will disrupt Tube services, although Transport for London insists it won't.

But Conservative London Assembly Member for Wandsworth and Merton, Richard Tracey, has urged power workers to turn up to work as usual.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

UPDATE: Fire in Southfields
Investigations are continuing after a block blaze in Southfields which led to more than 200 people being evacuated.

Firefighters were called to Linstead Way last night.

The fire badly damaged a flat on the ninth floor of the 15 storey building.

A man was found with serious injuries after falling from a balcony at the address before the Brigade arrived.

He was treated at the scene by London Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service crews before being taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Martin Fletcher's World Cup update
The last 16 stage of the World Cup carries on today.

Germany take on Algeria at 9pm, after France play Nigeria at 5pm.

Jackie’s Martin Fletcher is in Brazil.

He says there could be an upset.



You can listen to our full interview with Martin here, or keep up to date with him on his blog here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Advice for shed owners in Stanwell
Surrey Police is urging people living in Stanwell to take steps to protect their outbuildings.

That’s after a spate of burglaries from sheds at the allotments on Town Lane.

Thirteen sheds were broken into overnight between Wednesday and Thursday last week.

The police have warned that garages and sheds can be easy targets for opportunist thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Arrests after drugs operation at Sutton station
A police drugs operation at Sutton station has led to seven arrests.

That was in just two hours – between 7 and 9pm on Friday.

Two arrests were for possession of Class A drugs, and three were for Class B drugs.

Another was for drunk and disorderly behaviour and the final arrest was for obstructing a drugs search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Wimbledon MP says he's trying to better commuters' experience
Rail minister Stephen Hammond says he’s working hard to better the experience for commuters across South West London.

He was speaking at the launch of South West Trains’ new bogie drop at their Wimbledon depot.

The new system means train wheels will be able to be changed three times as fast.

The Wimbledon MP also told Jackie he’s trying to find a solution to rising fares.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Fuse Box Fire Increase In London
Fires sparked by fuse boards in London have risen five-fold in the last five years, according to the fire service.

London Fire Brigade said there were over 250 incidents in the year to 2014, compared to just over 50 in 2009-10.

Reasons listed include: fuse boards with faulty components, poor wiring and firms using moulded plastic, which is less fire-resistant.

The Brigade’s urging people to find out if fuse boards in their properties are on the Electrical Safety First's recall list.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Police Release More Images Of People They're Seeking After Croydon Rave
Detectives investigating the disorder at a rave in Croydon have released six new images of people they would like to trace.

The photos are of people who were in and around the illegal party at a disused sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road in the early hours of Sunday the 15th of June.

So far, a total of 16 people have been arrested in connection with the event.

Anyone with any information about the six men pictures is asked to contact the Public Order Investigations Team on 0208 246 0076 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Footage can be emailed to the team at [email protected]

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Rain hits Surrey Cricket League
It was another weekend of ‘rain no play’ in the Surrey Cricket League.

The weather resulted in fourteen of the nineteen scheduled matches across the divisions being abandoned.

In play that was possible Deepak Rajurkar hit a stylish unbeaten 108 to lead Bec Old Boys to a 79 runs win over Ham & Petersham.

In the other Premier Division game Old Thorntonians beat Selsdon by 8 wickets.

In Division One Hamilton, 152, lost to Croydon Lions, 154 for 7, by 3 wickets.

YRG Eagles beat London Gymkhana by 17 runs in Division Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am  

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Concern over missing Lambeth man
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Lambeth.

50-year-old Michael Williams (pictured) was last seen by a family member in Brixton on Thursday at about 10pm.

Mr Williams, who recently had a family bereavement, is black, five feet seven inches tall, of a slim build with short black hair.

He was wearing his Cannon Hygiene work uniform.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 pm  

Three suspicious fires in Surrey linked by Police
Fires at three sports clubs in Surrey over the past week have been linked by police.

The Horley Lawn Tennis Club was set alight on the 22nd June, Churchfields Bowls Club in Reigate was on fire on Thursday and a blaze in the early hours of yesterday morning damaged the Old Reigatian Rugby Club in Reigate.

Local sports clubs have been advised to be on their guard and report any suspicious activity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

New bedtime for Feltham's young offenders
Feltham Young Offenders has come in for more criticism – this time over bedtime for the inmates.

New rules announced by the Justice Secretary means teenagers at Feltham prison will have to be in their cells with lights out by 10.30 pm.

There have been reports that in the past the young men were able to stay up all night watching TV.

Last month statistics were released showing that the institution in Bedfont Road had seen the highest number of assaults in England and Wales – officers were having to deal with an average of two violent attacks each day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Surrey police searching for missing man
Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing man from West Byfleet.

56-year-old Ian Taylor was last seen in the Woking Road area on Thursday.

He is described as white, of a slim build, with short, greying hair.

Ian was last seen wearing black jeans, a short black leather jacket and white trainers.

If you’ve spotted him then call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Vicar of Baghdad speaking in Esher
The Vicar of Baghdad will be celebrating his 50th birthday today with a sermon at an Esher Church.

Canon Andrew White currently spends much of the year with his congregation in the Iraqi capital.

The Vicar, who suffers from MS, has dedicated his life to improving people’s situations in conflict zones.

He will be speaking in the Cornerstone church at Sandown Park racecourse at 10:30 and 6:30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Thief nabs number plates in Sutton
A night-time thief specialising in number plates has struck in Sutton.

What’s more the registration mark menace strikes near or on the weekend from Thursday to Saturday.

Now detectives in Sutton are urging driver to use anti-tamper screws for their number plates.

12 vehicles in the borough have been hit in the last two weeks.

The thief then uses the car to get petrol and then drive off without paying and - to avoid tax and insurance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Youth assaults police officer with weapon near Kingston
A teenager is in custody following an assault on a police officer in Coombe Vale near Kingston.

The Special Officer had been threatened with a wooden pole.

The youth is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am  

Guildford pub bomber funeral

The funeral has taken place of Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the Guildford IRA pub bombings.

Mass for Conlon was held in St Peter's Cathedral in west Belfast.

An investigation into the 1974 case found serious flaws in the way Surrey Police handled the investigation.

No-one was ever convicted for the Guildford bomb attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 am  

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