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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Calls for a health assessment at Heathrow repeated by Hounslow Council

Hounslow Council is repeating its call for a health assessment on the impact of Heathrow.

The deputy leader for the Council, Amrit Mann, says their previous request for an assessment fell on deaf ears.

But they are repeating their concerns as the deadline fell for organisations to feed back their views on regional connectivity of the UK’s airports to the Airports Commission.

They’ve also highlighted fears that lifting the planning cap at Heathrow would result in an increase in flights with higher levels of noise pollution and more road congestion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Witnesses needed after cyclist involved in a collision with a lorry
Police are appealing for information after a collision between a lorry and a cyclist around 10:15am Friday 25th July at the junction of Staines Road and River Gardens in Feltham.

The male cyclist, who is in his 30s, was taken to hospital where he is in a serious, but stable, condition.

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Tooting Rotary Club skydiving for charity
The Tooting Rotary Club is hoping to raise £100,000 for three charities through a number of events, including a skydive.

The money raised will be split between The Royal Star& Garter Homes, Canine Partners and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Aqbar Siddiqi is behind the event, but he'd originally planned for it to be just him diving to raise around 500 pounds.

There are now 21 divers, and he says he never expected it to grow into something so big.



You can find our full interview with Akbar here.

You can find the website for the skydive here, or their Facebook page here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Wild Cat in West Molesey
An African wildcat who slipped away from it's cat sitter in West Molesey has been recaptured.

A home owner spotted it after it was challenged by their own domestic cat.

It was cornered and then the owner of the feline came and collected it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Surveying Sutton youths
Police in Sutton are asking young people to help them make the borough a safer place.

Anyone aged 11 to 19 who lives, works or studies in Sutton, is being encouraged to complete a survey.

This asks whether there are any areas where they feel unsafe. It also asks their views on drugs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour.

So far around 600 have given feedback and the police are planning events and opportunities during the summer where young people will be encouraged to complete the survey.

A link to the survey online can be found at http://bit.ly/1qJTIAo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Three guilty of Cobham robbery
Three men have been found guilty of an aggravated burglary in Ockham and a linked robbery at a jewellery store in Cobham in October 2012.

42 year old Stephen Evers from Feltham and Damon Denham and Eugene Gunderman, both 27 years old and from Windsor, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Gunderman pleaded guilty. The other two denied the charge but were found guilty at the end of the week long trial at Guildford Crown Court.

A further charge of conspiracy to kidnap for all three defendants will remain on the file.

The three men, wearing balaclavas, had forced their way into an address in Ockham. They threatened the 47 year old householder and put a pillow case over his head before stealing various items.

They took the victim and broke into a jeweller’s in the High Street in Cobham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 am  

Friday, 25 July 2014

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Surrey looking to top the South group

Surrey could make it two wins in consecutive nights as the group stages of the 20 20 blast comes to a conclusion tonight.

Because of their superior run rate Surrey have all but secured a home draw in the quarter finals following a two wicket win at Middlesex, which was watched by a record crowd.

An Essex loss tonight could see Surrey advance to the next round top of the group with a win against Kent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in Hungary

Britain's Lewis Hamilton has set the fastest time in both practice sessions ahead of the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix.

He came in ahead of Mercedes team-mate, and championship leader, Nico Rosberg.

Jenson Button was ninth quickest for the Woking based McLaren team but could'nt go faster than his team mate Kevin Magnussen who was 6th quickest.

While Max Chilton did not improve and stayed 21st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Police appeal for help finding Croydon brothers

Police are appealing for information to trace two brothers from Croydon who are wanted after failing to attend court for sentencing this morning.

35 year old Valodia and 33 year old Jurius Tarasov, were convicted yesterday of manslaughter at the Old Bailey.

Their brother 39 year old Viktoras Tarasov attended court and has been remanded in custody.

All three brothers had denied killing 37-year-old Pawel Pacholak.

Mr Pacholak had jumped to his death from a bathroom window after fleeing a violent assault by the brothers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Suspected cannabis factory found in Croydon

Police in Croydon have arrested two men after officers raided a suspected cannabis factory.

An address in Claydon Drive was searched yesterday after Croydon’s Crime squad were told it was being used to grow the drug.

Officers also found around £3000 in cash.

The two men aged 23 and 61 bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Unexploded device found in Dorking

The public has been advised to avoid South Street in Dorking following a discovery of an unexploded device.

Surrey Police is currently at the scene after a World War 2 device was found at a building site.

Explosive Ordinance Disposal officers are travelling to the scene to assist the Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Oxshott based Andy Murray unable to vote in Scottish Independence referendum

On September 18th Scottish voters will get to decide whether the country should become independent from the UK.

However, famous Scots like Andy Murray won’t be able to vote because of his Oxshott postcode.

With only those registered to vote in Scotland getting a say.

Of the four million people in Scotland – most who are eligible to vote are Scottish – although British, Irish and other European citizens resident in Scotland will get a say.

Annie Lennox and Billy Connolly are also other famous Scot’s who can’t vote because they now live outside of the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Ex-Chelsea youth player dies in Turkey

Tributes are being paid to an ex- Chelsea youth player who died in Turkey.

23 year old, Jordan Tabor died on Wednesday at a resort near Antalya.

The circumstances of his death are still unclear – with the Foreign office providing consular assistance.

Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent is the latest celeb to express her heartbreak.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Surrey win in T20 Blast
Surrey moved a step closer to securing a home quarter final in cricket’s T20 Blast after a 2 wickets win over Middlesex at a sold-out Lords.

Chasing 138 the Lions got to their victory target off the last ball of the match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

Police investigate Kingston nursery
A nursery in Kingston has been temporarily shut over “safeguarding concerns”.

Ofsted closed Active Learning in Victoria Road after police said they had received allegations about the nursery last Friday.

Kingston council has confirmed the closure and parents are demanding answers.

There have been no arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Mother and Daughter Racially Abused at Clapham Junction Station
British Transport Police have released a photo of a woman they are looking for in connection with racial harassment at Clapham Junction Station.

A 35 year old mother and her 16 year old daughter from Croydon were approached and threatened by 2 women at 1.20pm on Monday June 30th.

Despite trying to move away, the pair were followed and subjected to racial abuse.

British Transport Police have released a photo of the woman and are appealing for anyone who recognises her to get in contact.

You can view the pictures and further information on the website of the British Transport Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

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Woman prosecuted after fatal dog attack on pet
A woman whose dog attacked and killed another dog on Tooting Common has been taken to court and ordered to pay compensation.

Carol Plummer was prosecuted by Wandsworth Council after an investigation into the fatal attack by her Staffordshire Bull Terrier earlier this year.

She's had to pay 250-pounds in compensation to the other dog owner.

That's after the court ruled that because she was of such limited financial means that a fine wouldn't be appropriate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Man missing from Thames Ditton
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man who’s gone missing from Thames Ditton.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Gunnay Kamal –who’s known as ‘Tony'.

The 66 year old was last seen yesterday in Hampton Court Way.

Mr Kamal speaks with a Greek accent, has no teeth and only one eye.

He’s of Mediterranean appearance and is around 5ft 5”, thinly built with closely cropped grey hair.

Officers believe that he may still be in the Thames Ditton area or he may have gone to central London.

A number of searches are being carried out in the local vicinity in a bid to locate him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Three brothers from Croydon found guilty of manslaughter
Three brothers from Croydon who beat up a man they wrongly blamed for stealing a mobile phone have today been found guilty of manslaughter.

39 year old Viktoras, 35 year old Valodia and 33 year old Jurius Tarasov had denied killing Pawel Pacholak.

The 37 year old victim had jumped to his death from a bathroom window after fleeing a violent assault by the brothers.

The Tarasovs will be sentenced at the Old Bailey tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Police investigating Clapham stabbing make arrest
Detectives investigating a stabbing in Clapham have today arrested a man.

The 40-year-old was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after handing himself into a police station in South London.

A woman in her 30s was found yesterday afternoon at a home in Allnutt Way suffering multiple stab wounds.

She's currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

It's believed the suspect and the victim are known to each other.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Mother of man who died in Kingston calling for public inquiry into police spying
A secret squad of Metropolitan police officers which spied on innocent people has been criticised in an official report.

It found inappropriate information was kept about 17 justice campaigns for murder victims and people who died in police custody.

That includes the family of Ricky Reel - who called officers to investigate his death in Kingston in 1997 in more depth.

His mother Sukhdev is calling for an official review.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Police hoping for taxi driver help after sexual assault in Wandsworth
Police investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Wandsworth are trying to trace a taxi driver who may have information that could assist them.

The victim, a 28-year-old woman, reported being assaulted in Prince of Wales Drive after travelling in a black cab with a man.

The taxi travelled from Mews in Mayfair to Battersea Park in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The woman was wearing a blue and white patterned dress with a belt and the man with her was wearing a suit.

A 31-year-old man from Kensington and Chelsea has been arrested in connection with the investigation and been bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Man from Wallington pleads guilty to sexual assault after grabbing policewoman's bottom
A man from Wallington who grabbed an off-duty police woman's bottom in the street as a joke has been convicted of sexual assault.

20-year-old Michael Hayes touched the woman as she was walking in Westminster earlier this month.

She chased him down the street, before he was stopped by an officer in uniform.

He pleaded guilty to sexual assault at Westminster Magistrates Court and has been warned that he could face jail when he's sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Mo Farah withdraws from Commonwealth Games
Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games.

The athlete from Teddington was due to compete in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events in Glasgow.

Team England say he'll remain at his training base after recent illness to return to full fitness in time for the European Championships,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Epsom & St Helier In Financial Trouble
Epsom and St Helier is one of 19 hospital trusts that have been referred to ministers over concerns about their financial health.

It’s after the Audit Commission reviewed the 98 trusts nationwide that run a combination of hospital, ambulance and community services.

Epsom and St Helier has failed to break even and it doesn’t have robust enough plans to balance the books in the coming years.

The referral to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt means this trust and others such as Surrey and Sussex Healthcare will face closer scrutiny from the authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

The Fire Brigade Advises Parents
Fire chiefs have revealed the Brigade’s most unusual child rescues to encourage parents to keep an eye on their kids during the summer holidays.

The warning comes after firefighters were called to rescue a child with its head stuck in a potty last week.

The Brigade has spent nearly £240,000 in the last 5 years rescuing over 8,000 children who’re accidentally locked in rooms or trapped.

Examples include a child in Kingston with its head stuck under a table and one in a Kensington car park, with a leg wedged in a statue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

M3 To Get An Upgrade
A contract of just under £130 million has been awarded to Balfour Beatty to convert a stretch of the M3 from Surrey into Hampshire to a so-called ‘smart motorway’.

The 13.4 mile section between the M25 junction and Fleet will be changed to a four-lane carriageway, with the hard shoulder used as a permanent lane.

The upgrade will increase capacity, reduce congestion and shorten journey times.

Preparation will begin next month with building work due to begin in the autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Bike padlocked to lamppost stolen from Shepperton
Surrey Police is appealing for information after a motorcycle was stolen in Shepperton.

The owner left the motorcycle padlocked to a lamppost outside his house in Claremont Drive. When he returned from a trip three days later the black Yamaha R6 was gone.

A neighbour reported hearing an angle grinder and the sound of a motorbike being driven away at 1am on Wednesday 16th July. Shortly afterwards they noticed that the bike was missing.

The bike has the license plate number VK57 LNN. If you know anything call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

New 'Boris Bike' stations in Battersea and Clapham
New Boris Bike docking stations are being added in Battersea and Clapham.

From Monday, cyclists will be able hire the bikes from 78 new docking points, spread across three new docking stations.

The stations are located on Clapham Common Northside, Abysinnia Close and Limburg Road.

TfL says they will make it easier for people to go cycling in Wandsworth and Clapham Commons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am  

Woman taken to hospital following stabbing in Clapham
A woman in her thirties has been hospitalised after police responded to reports of an assault in Clapham.

Officers were called to an address in Alnutt Way at around 6.45pm on Wednesday and found a woman with multiple stab
wounds.

She was taken to a hospital in South London and is now in a serious but stable condition.

Officers believe a man entered the address and attacked the victim, before fleeing the scene in a Silver Peugeot van.

It’s thought the suspect and victim knew each other.

No arrests have been made so far; anyone with information should call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 am  

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Man arrested after climbing up scaffolding in Teddington
A man's been arrested after climbing up scaffolding in Teddington.

It's believed he went up the structure in Broad Street after being chased by police.

The road was closed for a short time just after lunchtime until he came back down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Man sentenced after shopkeeper attack in Mitcham
A man who attacked a shopkeeper with a baseball bat in Mitcham has been sentenced to 14 months.

31 year old Ricky Muscat went into his local shop - A & J Mini-market in London Road to buy some drink but without any warning, Muscat punched and shouted at the shopkeeper.

He also pulled out a bat from his trousers and lashed out at the shopkeeper while trying to jump over the counter.

Muscat pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to rob.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Winter Olympics star's laptop stolen in Hammersmith
Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a public plea for help after her laptop including all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen.

The 34-year-old has tweeted to say her car was broken into in Hammersmith and she's "devastated".

She says the computer has all her photos on it from the past two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Cyclist who died in Richmond named
Police have named the cyclist who died following a collision in Richmond.

40 year old Henry Lang from Twickenham was in collision with a dustcart on the A316 on Monday.

He died yesterday from his injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Champion's Bike Stolen From Chessington
A triathlete has appealed for help on Twitter after the bike she rode to victory in an ‘Ironman World Championship’ was stolen.

Chrissie Wellington, who won her fourth title in 2011, said it had "great sentimental value" and had been taken from an office in Chessington.

The retired champion from Norfolk, tweeted the thief had the "audacity" to ride off on her bike – which is worth several thousand pounds.

She’s posted CCTV footage of the theft on YouTube.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Croydon athlete looking forward to start of Commonwealth games
Glasgow 2014 kicks off tonight, as the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games takes place at Celtic Park.

The competitive action begins tomorrow.

Martyn Rooney from Croydon is representing England in the 400m, which doesn't start until next week.

He reckons his event will be one of the most exciting in the games.



You can listen to our interview with Martyn in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Fulham sign young German midfielder
Fulham have signed midfielder Thomas Eisfield from Arsenal.

The 21-year-old German made two senior appearances for the Gunners, both in the League Cup.

He's signed a two-year deal at Craven Cottage, with an option for a further 12 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Busy Weekend Coming Up For Heathrow
Around 450,000 passengers will depart from Heathrow this weekend as the school summer holidays get underway.

More than two million Britons will be heading overseas.

And according to travel organisation Abta, Spain is the number one destination for those hitting continental hotspots.

Dubai, Mexico and Florida are the most popular for those travelling further afield.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Theft Of War Memorabilia In Sutton
A collection of war memorabilia has been stolen from a secured container in the back garden of a home in Sutton,

The door of the cargo-style container, which was behind the house in Poplar Road, was forced open sometime in the second half of June.

The haul of stolen items included various medals from World War I and II in a flip-open wooden case and antique bayonets, as well as 15 bottles of spirits.

If you have any information about these items, please contact Sutton Police Station on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Another Arrest Made In Connection With Alleged Crimes In Barnes
Police have made another arrest in the on-going investigations into non-recent sexual abuse allegations in the Barnes area.

A 61 year-old man was detained yesterday as part of the campaign called Operation Winthorpe, on suspicion of sexual assault on a child.

He has been bailed to return to a police station in Norfolk on a date in October.

To date there have been six other arrests with four people being bailed, one released with no further action and one man charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Student Receives Recompense After Being Detained At Heathrow
An Indian foreign student studying in Luton has won damages of £3,500 after she was illegally detained at Heathrow Airport for 17 hours.

Swathi Palisetty was reading computer studies at the University of Bedfordshire when she was held by the UK Border Agency in December 2011.

The court was told she didn’t have a good grasp of English when she tried to get back into the UK following a trip home.

Officers concluded she wasn’t registered at the college and put her back on a plane to Hyderabad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

Victoria Arch funding secured
Government funding has been secured to enhance Woking's Victoria Arch.

The scheme will involve the building of new pedestrian and cycle tunnels through the embankment either side of the arch.

It will also allow for the existing road to be widened from two to three lanes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Wandsworth housing estates set for makeover
More than £6.5million is to be spent improving Wandsworth's housing estates.

The latest work will include new windows, roofs and lifts as well as heating systems.

Wandsworth Council spend about 50 million pounds a year on improvements, which has helped give it one of the highest tenant satisfaction score's in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

River Wandle film footage stolen
Footage from a community film about historical figures and events connected with the River Wandle has been stolen.

Camera equipment containing half a day’s worth of filming was taken from the production office in Merton Abbey Mills last Friday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Tooting children's centre to reopen
With the start of the summer holidays comes the re-opening of the Triangle Children's centre in Tooting Bec.

The centre, which offers free children's and family services received a one hundred and twenty thousand pound facelift.

As well as new play equipment, the buildings also improved its flood defences – which have caused problems in the past.

Wandsworth residents will be the next to get an improved children's centre in King George's Park, with nearly half a million pounds being spent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

New memory cafe venues in demand
A Hounslow-based care provider for people living with dementia, is looking for new venues for their Memory Cafes.

Bluebird Care runs them as social hubs for sufferers of dementia and their carers, where they can share reminiscence-based activities over a cup of tea.

There are also professionals on hand to answer questions and give information on living well with the condition.

Businesses and community leaders are being asked to come forward with potential locations for Memory Cafes across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Met On The Look Out For Insecure Homes In Croydon And Lambeth
The London Met is urging south London residents to make sure their homes are not easy targets for burglars.

As the holiday season approaches, officers across boroughs including Croydon and Lambeth, will be looking out for vulnerable homes.

This time of year there’s usually a rise in the number of burglaries at insecure premises, where windows are perhaps left open.

Simple steps such as keeping doors and windows locked and having a light on a timer switch can go a long way to deterring burglars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Missing Thames Ditton Man Returns Home
Surrey police have thanked members of the public for their help after a man missing from Thames Ditton came home.

42-year-old Barrie John Marsh who went missing yesterday returned this morning safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

First 24-Hour-Accessible Defibrillator Installed In Kingston
Kingstonfirst, Marks & Spencer and the London Ambulance Service have celebrated the installation of a defibrillator in Kingston.

The device, which can provide life-saving heart shocks following a cardiac arrest, was installed outside of Marks & Spencer Homeware on Clarence Street.

It’s the first defibrillator to be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the town centre.

It will greatly improving a casualty’s chance of surviving a heart attack until medical professionals arrive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Charity Sumo Run In Battersea Park
If you’re a bit bored of the standard 5 km charity run – then this might be for you. . .

The Sumo Run is taking place on Sunday in Battersea Park – in which runners do their thing while dressed up in an inflatable sumo costume.

The event’s in aid of Link, who work to improve education for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Last minute applicants can pay £59 to join in; this covers the administration costs and allows you to keep the suit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Richmond restaurant challenges eating habits

A Richmond restaurant is trying to get Londoners to be more adventurous when they eat out.

It’s doing this by offering guests a mystery menu.

The Bingham in Richmond allows customers to be kept of out of the loop on what they will be served and how many courses their meal will include.

Head Chef Mark Jarvis says he wants to change the way people order food, as his restaurant is different every night for every table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am  

Sutton Council is trying to entice new shop owners to the town

Sutton Council has set up a fake shop to entice people to open the store of their dreams.

The fake shop a florist called Blooming Marvellous is to show people how easy it is to open a retail business - especially with the council offering 50 per cent off of business rates.

The event takes place today between 11am and 1.30pm on Sutton high street.

Staff and councillors will be joined by members of the Business Improvement District and traders to offer advice to people and support them, should they wish to set up shop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 am  

Monday, 21 July 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Two teenagers from West Molesey arrested
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking in Walton.

Yesterday police received reports of a car, a blue Ford Ka hatchback lying on its roof after hitting a lamppost in Rydens Road.

A 16-year-old boy and a 14 year old girl both from West Molesey were detained and later released on bail until September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea legend could return
Didier Drogba is considering a one-year deal to return to Chelsea.

The Ivory Coast striker, who is a free agent after leaving Galatasaray, left Stamford Bridge in 2012 after scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Drogba's representatives insist a final decision hasn’t yet been made and that Chelsea is one of a number of options.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Smith won't return to Surrey
Batsman Graeme Smith won’t return to Surrey next season after failing to recover from a knee injury.

The former South Africa captain, who signed a three-year deal with Surrey in 2012, fractured his right knee in May.

He had an operation but has been advised by doctors that he will not be able to "fulfil the day-to-day duties of a full county season".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Cyclist injured in Richmond
A cyclist has sustained serious head injuries in a collision with a refuse truck in Richmond.

Police were called to reports of a major road traffic accident by Kew Foot Road and Twickenham Road at around 8 this morning.

The cyclist, believed to be in his 30s, was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The lorry driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Kingston and Richmond councils to share more services
Kingston and Richmond Councils are to share more services in the future.

They already collaborate in HR, audit and legal services.

Both Councils say it will reduce bureaucracy and bring significant savings estimated to be between 5 and 8 million pounds for each authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Missing teenager from Sutton found
Police in Sutton are appealing for help in tracing 14-year-old Lauren Chandler who went missing from her home in Sutton on Friday. She's now been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

UPDATE: Missing man found
UPDATE 22ND JULY: BARRIE HAS NOW BEEN FOUND.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Barrie John Marsh who went missing from his home in Thames Ditton today.

Officers are appealing for help in tracing the 42-year-old who was last heard from at his home in Portsmouth Road just before 7 this morning.

He’s white, 5ft 10, with very short hair that is spikey on top and he has a Scottish accent.

He also wears two earrings in his left ear, and wears two rings on his fingers.

He is likely to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

Any sightings should be reported to Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Wooden bridge in Shepperton vandalised
A wooden bridge in Shepperton has been vandalised.

The bridge in question is used to cross a ditch to get to the St Nicholas Church of England Primary School playing field.

The fencing around the school playing field and a gate to a play area have also been damaged.

It’s believed to have happened sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

QPR midfielder not on pre-season tour
QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt has been left out of their pre-season tour to Germany.

The Moroccan spent last season on loan at Fulham and AC Milan.

Taarabt’s reportedly keen to rejoin the Italians, but had reported back to QPR’s training ground for pre-season training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Woman dies after being hit by train at Wimbledon
A woman has died after being hit by a train at Wimbledon this morning.

She was pronounced dead after being hit by the London Waterloo to Farnham train just after quarter to 9 this morning.

British Transport Police say they’re not treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Seven people, including man from Streatham Hill, jailed after attempting to import drugs
Seven people have been jailed after attempting to import over a million pounds worth of class A drugs into the UK.

The gang was sentenced for a total of 44 years after they disguised the drugs as tins of food.

Those jailed include 51-year-old Glenroy Williams from Streatham Hill, who received a 12-year sentence.

He pleaded guilty to two charges including conspiracy to import Class A Controlled drugs.

52-year-old Sharon Dixon from Croydon, was sentenced to nine years after being found guilty of a drug offence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Chelsea winger spared national service
Chelsea have revealed winger Mohamed Salah has been spared Egyptian national service.

It was feared he'd have to return home for anything up to three years in order to fulfil his military obligations - but he's been given permission to continue his career at Stamford Bridge.

Salah scored twice in six Premier League outings last season after being signed for £11million in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Hounslow-Based Care Provider Is Looking For Venues
A Hounslow-based care provider for people living with dementia, is looking for new venues for their Memory Cafes.

Bluebird Care runs them as places where sufferers of dementia and their carers can share reminiscence-based activities over a cup of tea.

There are also professionals on hand to answer questions and give advice.

Businesses and community leaders are being asked to come forward with potential locations for Memory Cafes across the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Londoners Urged To Recycle More
Nearly one million Londoners are being urged to recycle more furniture and household items.

Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Wandsworth are among 5 boroughs being targeted by the London Re-use Network campaign.

Residents are to receive information aimed at boosting the amount of goods donated for re-use, diverting good quality material away from landfill or incineration.

LRN uses high quality refurbished items to pass on to low income, recently-housed families at low cost.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Tributes Paid To A Guildford Man Who Died On Flight MH17
Tributes have been paid to a father from Guildford who died in the Malaysia Airlines plane brought down in east Ukraine on Thursday.

His family have confirmed that 28 year old Robert Ayley, a father of two who was living in New Zealand, was on flight MH17.

They said Mr Ayley touched many lives, he was passionate about life and his family and in his family he will live forever.

He was one of ten Britons on the flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Geese Halt Traffic On The M25
Traffic was halted on the M25 after drivers spotted a flock of geese on the carriageway.

The birds landed on the anticlockwise carriageway yesterday close to junction 11 at Chertsey.

The entry slip road onto the motorway was closed for a time with traffic queuing to junction 10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Police Appeal After Injured Man Found In Walton
Police are asking for witnesses after a man was found with serious head injuries in the middle of a road in Walton.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was found in Breech Lane in the early hours of yesterday morning.

He was taken to a London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Police said it was unclear if he’d been hit by a vehicle or had been assaulted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

Cyclist dies from injuries in Raynes Park collision
A cyclist has died from injuries he sustained in a collision with a car in Raynes Park on Saturday.

The 25-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital after the accident in Kingston Road at about 12:45 am.

He died nine hours later.

The driver of the car, a 32-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Woking's Mclaren finishes eighth in German Grand Prix

Woking based McLaren’s Jenson Button has come in eight in the German Formula One Grand Prix.

The event was won by Mercedes Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton, who started 20th, took advantage of a Felipe Massa crash early on to move up to second at one point but finished third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Fulham council slate mayors planning proposal.
The London mayor’s proposal to assume planning powers over the, Old Oak Common development site, is being hailed ‘anti-democratic’ by Hammersmith and Fulham council.

If approved, the plan would mean the launch of the Mayoral Development Corporation.

This would give the Mayor power over the site where the HS2 hub is expected to be built.

The council claim that taking planning out of their remit would benefit overseas developers, rather than local people who need affordable homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Allergic reactions on the rise in Sutton.
The number people are being admitted to Epsom and St Helier hospital because of severe allergic reactions is growing.

Last year 228 patients were treated that’s a 20 per cent increase on the year before and more than half of these cases were emergencies.

Medical Director, Dr James Marsh says nearly one in four people suffer from allergies but if managed properly they don’t pose a threat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Building work starts on the Tadworth leisure centre
The construction of a 10 million pound multiplex leisure centre in Preston began on Friday.

Students from the Epsom Downs Primary school were on-site for a ceremonial dig into land which will become the new swimming pool.

The complex, which will be called the Tadworth leisure and community centre, will include: a 6 lane pool, gym, exercise studios and 4 - five aside football pitches.

Trampoline and basketball facilities will be added thanks to a half million pound donation from Sport England’s National Lottery fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

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