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Saturday, 20 September 2014

350 people attend Shepperton eco-park protest




350 people have taken part in a demonstration against the proposed development of an Eco Park in Shepperton today

Surrey Council has planned the park, which will include an incinerator, at the Charlton Lane Recycling Centre.

However, protestors say the resulting pollution will emit toxic fumes and endanger health.

A further protest is planned for outside the Surrey County Council offices in Kingston on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 pm  

Search for Alice Gross "the biggest since 7/7"

The search for missing schoolgirl Alice gross from Hanwell has now over 600 officers scouring nearby land and waterways.

The Met say it is now the biggest search operation since the London Bombings in 2005.

Latvian builder Arnis Zalkahns, a convicted killer, has been named as the prime suspect by detectives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 pm  

South West London sport results

In the Premier League early kick off, a late Nico Kranjcar free kick salvaged a point for QPR in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City.

Despite getting rid of manager Felix Magath, Fulham’s fortunes have not improved: they went down 1-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers.

Also in the Championship, Brentford suffered a second straight defeat as they lost 4-0 at Middlesbrough.

AFC Wimbledon are up to tenth in the League Two after beating Morecambe 1-0 at Kingsmeadow.

In the Conference Woking lost 1-0 to Bristol Rovers.

And in Rugby Union Harlequins recorded a narrow 26-23 win over London Wasps.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

Rugby preview
Harlequins are looking to bounce back today after a heavy defeat last week.

They were thrashed 39-0 at home to Saracens last time out.

They play Wasps at the Twickenham Stoop.

Meanwhile, in the Championship, unbeaten London Scottish are at home to Bedford Blues.

Both games kick off at 3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Football preview
Former QPR boss Mark Hughes returns to Loftus Road at lunchtime as his Stoke side face the Rs in the Premier League.

In the 3 o’clock games in the Football League, Kit Symons takes temporary charge of Fulham as they host Blackburn.

Meanwhile Brentford travel to Middlesbrough and AFC Wimbledon are at home to Morecambe.

Tomorrow Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to Man City while Crystal Palace are away to Everton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Symons takes charge of first Fulham match today
Kit Symons takes charge of his first game as caretaker manger of Fulham today.

The bottom team in the Championship host Blackburn at Craven Cottage at 3pm.

A number of players were frozen out by former boss Felix Magath, including Bryan Ruiz.

Speaking yesterday in his press conference, Symons said he’s spoken to the Costa Rica captain.



You can listen to Symons' press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am  

New wedding venue in Kingston Court Room
Couples planning their wedding can now use a courtroom in Kingston that has been used for a number of popular TV programmes, including Downton Abbey.

The Victorian courtroom inside Surrey County Council’s headquarters in Kingston has been given a licence to conduct ceremonies.

Fees for hiring the former Crown Court setting will be reinvested into frontline council services.

Last year, filming fees brought in more than £145,000.

The Council will be holding an open day on the 2nd of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am  

Third man charged in Battersea murder
A third man has been charged with the murder of 21 year old Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight in Battersea on the 11th of September.

The victim was shot in Tennyson Road around 11.30 at night and died later in hospital.

30 year old Dean Copeland from Bodley Manor Way in Tulse Hill will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court Saturday morning.

Two other men, Husnu Ibrahim and Steven Pulham, have previously also been charged with the murder and have been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 am  

Friday, 19 September 2014

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There’s an update in the Alice Gross investigation today

The mountain bike ridden by Arnis Zalkalns, the man wanted in connection with the disappearance of the 14-year-old, has been found.

It was found earlier but Police have not told us where.

The schoolgirl was last seen on the 28th of August when she was spotted on CCTV by the Grand Union Canal in Brentford.

Following today’s finding, Lucy Mayer has been taking a look at the questions being asked of the Met Police . . . . and the answers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

MPs react to Scottish independence
Some of our MPs gave their reaction on Twitter to the vote in Scotland.

Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell says we now need to address the concerns of the 45% who voted 'Yes'.

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith says a serious debate, record voter engagement, a settled question.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake says the priority now, reconciliation followed by significant devolution including to England.

And Streatham MP Chuka Umuna says let's reform our democracy and devolve power to the people all over the UK. Status quo isn’t an option.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

The hunt for missing Alice continues

Questions are being asked over how a man from Latvia, convicted of killing his wife, was able to live in the UK.

41 year old Arnis Zalkalns is the prime suspect in the hunt for missing 14 year old Alice Gross.

She was last seen walking along Brentford Lock on August the 28th.

Police in Europe said the Latvian builder was jailed in 1998 for murder and served just seven years of a 12-year sentence.

European Laws mean he wasn’t stopped from entering Britain – and he is able to live where he chooses.

Justice Secretary and MP for Epsom Chris Grayling told us the rules the European Court of Justice is making, aren’t always right for Britain.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Older people offered advice on the next step of their lives


Elderly people worried about moving into a care home are being given guidance by the UK’s largest older peoples’ charity.

Age UK has issued a checklist to guide people through the hard transition of moving out of their home into sheltered accommodation.

Tips include how to find a care home, how to decide where you go, and how to fund your move.

Sheila turned 95 in August. She moved in to Coombe Hill Manor Care Home in Kingston earlier this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Kit Symons wants Fulham job permanently


Fulham caretaker boss Kit Symons has confirmed that he’d like the job on a permanent basis.

He was placed in temporary charge yesterday after Felix Magath was sacked with the club bottom of the Championship.

The former Fulham defender says he’s the perfect man for the job.



You can listen to Symons' full press conference here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Drugs company fined big
Brentford based Glaxo Smith Kline has been fined nearly three-hundred million pounds in China for bribing health officials to use its products.

The drugs company says it accepts that illegal activities took place and it'll pay the fine with existing cash.

Its former boss in China, Mark Reilly is being deported after being handed a three-year suspended jail sentence.

GSK has apologised to the Chinese people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Savile officers handed misconduct notices
Five serving detectives have been handed misconduct notices over their handling of allegations against Jimmy Savile.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission says two former officers are also being investigated.

Inquiries are being made into how officers working for Sussex, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Surrey police forces dealt with claims about Savile's predatory sexual behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Community pride lifted by Richmond Council funding

Art, culture and the environment has been given a boost after two community groups received £5k each from the Council’s Community Pride Award.

Views from Mortlake Tow Path will be enjoyed by visitors after the Council awarded the West London River Group the cash to pay for five new seats.

The Landmark Art Centre will use £5k in Civic Pride funding to pay for a contemporary dance piece.

The performance will commemorate the First World War and is part of the Borough’s programme of events to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The Civic Pride Fund is available to individuals or groups who want to organise a project or event to improve their area.

Grants of up to £5k are available to organisations and £1k for individuals.

The Council distributes £100k per year to individuals and groups that apply for a Civic Pride grant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Fire in Chelsea
Firefighters tackled a fire in the basement of a house on Pont Street in Chelsea last night.

A small part of the lift motor room was damaged by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade was called just after 10 o'clock and the fire was brought under control within an hour.

Firefighters from Kensington and Chelsea fire stations attended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Soldiers are parading along Twickenham High Street today.


The event is to mark the Corps of Army Music’s 20th anniversary.



Over 250 people are expected to take advantage of their Freedom of the Borough. The parade starts now (11.30am).

Cllr Jane Boulton, inspected the soldier’s outside York House before the procession continued onto York Street earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Three brothers convicted after death of Streatham man

Three brothers from Croydon responsible for the death of a man who jumped from a window to escape being attacked in Streatham have been jailed.

Pawel Pacholak’s body was found in Albert Carr Gardens in January last year.

He had been in an argument with Valodia, Jurius and Viktoras Tarasov about a stolen mobile phone.

Vikorias was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter.

His brothers were sentenced in their absence after failing to turn up to court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Tributes paid to Kingston estate agent after jet-ski accident

Tributes are pouring in this morning for an estate agent from Kingston who died after a jet-ski accident in Greece.

39 year old Jeremy Hope, who ran Saxon Kings agency in the town, was riding with friend Pete Hudson off the island of Santorini, when there was a collision.

He had only been married for 2 days following his wedding on the island.

Paramedics rushed him by air ambulance to hospital in Crete suffering from internal bleeding, but he died in the helicopter.

29 year old Hudson was arrested at Athens airport on his way to visit his friend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Appeal for information after Balham stabbing earlier this week
Detectives are still appealing for information following a stabbing in Balham.

An 18-year-old man received stab wounds to his head and neck in the Nando's restaurant on Balham High Street on Monday.

The suspect, a light-skinned black male, was allegedly eating in the restaurant before carrying out the attack.

He's then thought to have run off towards Balham Hill with the knife.

No arrests have yet been made and police say they're looking for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Scottish Independence referendum: 'No' vote has the advantage
Although it’s not official yet projections are that the ‘NO’ campaign are on their way to victory in the Scottish Independence referendum.

There was a major boost for the YES campaign with Glasgow voting in favour of breakaway.

But with more than two thirds of councils in Scotland declared so far – all others have decided to stick with the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

Ship sailed by disabled people returns to London
The first tall ship to be sailed around the world by disabled people arrives back in London today after two years at sea.

Crew members, including Radio Jackie’s Natalie Osborne, will help manoeuvre the 55-metre ship down the Thames using technology including a mouthpiece that allows quadriplegics to steer the boat with their teeth.

The Lord Nelson is returning from a 45-thousand mile journey around the world, having visited 30 countries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

Man missing from Ewell
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Ewell.

55-year-old Desmond Carr has been missing from his home since about 5 o’clock yesterday evening.

Desmond has links to the Sussex area, including Brighton and St Leonards-on-Sea, and may have travelled to either location.

Officers are also searching the Box Hill area of Mole Valley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Missing Alice Gross: Latvian Suspect Murdered Wife


Detectives searching for a Latvian builder - following the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl in Brentford - have confirmed he was convicted of murdering his wife in his native country.

He was also arrested in the Ealing area in 2009 on suspicion of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl, but no further action was taken.

Arnis Zalkalns, who's 41, was seen on CCTV on the tow path where Alice Gross went missing, 15 minutes after she was there, last month.

Detectives believe he is likely to have come across Alice as they were both going in the same direction, north, along the canal towpath. What, if anything, happened there is now one of the focuses of this investigation.

Fresh CCTV images of Alice walking past Hanwell station have also been released.

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered for anyone who has information that leads detectives to find Alice.

Police have also confirmed that Zalkalns is not wanted in Latvia, he had served his time and therefore has not been on police records in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Man dies in West London
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to a residential address in Ryefield Avenue in Hillingdon following reports of an assault.

Officers attended and found an unconscious man aged in his forties receiving emergency treatment from London Ambulance Service.

The man died at the scene at 2.10pm

Next of kin have not been informed. Formal identification awaits.

One man, aged in his fifties, has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been taken to a West London police station for questioning.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

Road closures are in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Planning permission for new library at Roehampton University granted
Planning permission has been granted by Wandsworth Council for a new library costing 40-million pounds at the University of Roehampton.

The modernisation will be carried out at the Digby Stuart College site on Roehampton Lane.

It will start in January and finish im July 2016, subject to approval from the Mayor of London.

The works will also see nearly 400 bedrooms built on the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Is your business as green as it could be?
Sutton Council is calling on residents and businesses across to encourage others to be more resourceful during Waste Less, Live More Week which takes place from the 22nd-28th of September.

Organisations, businesses and charities will be encouraged to stop and think about how a tiny contribution could make a huge impact.

The week-long challenge promotes people to try borrowing rather than buying, fixing rather than replacing and to try turning their hand to making from scratch rather than buying ready-made.

Sutton Council wants to hear from residents who have found creative and inventive ways to reuse, recycle or up-cycle items that are not accepted in our household recycling bins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Heart of Hackbridge set for next phase in £1.4m scheme
The £1.4m project to rejuvenate the centre of Hackbridge is moving to the next phase.

New welcome signs are now in place and parking enforcement officers are set to start issuing fixed penalty notices from this week as parking restrictions are now in force.

Work is being carried out with Bioregional. Other partners are The Mayor of London, the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Planning Group, local businesses and land owners in Hackbridge.

So far the project has achieved:
•10% increase in town centre employment
•Two new shops in high street
•10 shop fronts improved
•Four shop interiors improved
•One apprenticeship started
•£40k of business grants (£6.5k match from 14 shops)
•45 tonnes reduction in carbon emissions from shops
•First FSC-certified fish and chip shop in London opened
•c600 people at Christmas and summer events
•A successful farmers market run on new widened pavements
•Two new websites designed to promote the area and local firms

The project was started after residents and firms said Hackbridge shops needed revitalising, that the area lacked a central focus and that visitors didn’t feel safe because of high vehicle speeds and narrow pavements.

In addition, stop and shop parking was difficult not just because of speeding traffic but also because of the lack of short-stay bays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Green MEP hits out at MPs over pollution in London
Many of us are being warned to cut down our exercise levels as London’s hit by high air pollution.

A Westminster committee earlier this week said the UK Government’s failing to meet EU regulations.

Traffic pollution levels on Putney High Street have already breached annual limits just nine days into January this year.

Jean Lambert, Green MEP in the capital, says MPs made it clear not enough is being done to tackle the problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Battersea teams up with AA Dog Rescue to show the true soft nature of Staffies


AA Dog Rescue’s campaign, Staffies. They’re Softer Than You Think, aims to raise awareness of the plight of the Staffie, challenge negative perceptions about the breed and show the true soft character of the dogs.

They were once known as ‘Nanny dogs’ for their affinity with children.

AA Dog Rescue launched their partnership with Battersea last weekend at an open day, attended by their Ambassador and 'Allo 'Allo star Vicki Michelle MBE.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Kingston University head of Economics, History and Politics looks at Scottish independence historically
Kingston University's Head of Economics, History and Politics Steve Keen looks at the situation in Scotland, compared to other countries who've become independent from the United Kingdom.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Scottish hoping to build on perfect start to the season
London Scottish are hoping to build on their perfect start to the season this weekend when they face Bedford Blues on Saturday.

They're top of the table after two games and two wins.

Second row forward Adam Preocanin says he thinks they've been nowhere near their best so far.



You can listen to our interview with Adam in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

No sign of Magath departure despite Fulham form
Despite Fulham's defeat yesterday, it doesn't look like manager Felix Magath will be leaving the club.

The Whites lost 5-3 at Nottingham Forest to remain bottom of the table, with only one point from seven games.

A press conference with the manager to preview Saturday's game with Blackburn has been announced for tomorrow.

Meanwhile, former Fulham captain Danny Murphy's wife has confirmed on Twitter he'd be interested in the job if it became available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Missing Man Now Named As Suspect In Teenager's Disappearance
Detectives trying to find the missing teenager Alice Gross are now treating 41-year-old Arnis Zalkalns as a suspect in her disappearance.

Mr Zalkalns was seen on CCTV cycling along Brentford Lock about 4pm - around 15 minutes after Alice walked that route on the 28th of August.

Detectives believe he is likely to have come across Alice as they were both going in the same direction - north along the canal towpath.

Since Arnis Zalkalns was last seen at his home in Ealing on the 3rd September he hasn’t accessed his bank account or used his mobile phone.

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered for anyone who has information that leads detectives to find Alice.

Reporter Richard Suchet has this update.



Detective Superintendent Carl Metha:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Rubbish Fire At A Chessington Farm
Firefighters were called to rubbish alight at a farm in Chessington.

20 tonnes of waste were burning, and damping the area in Clayton Road took several hours yesterday morning.

There were no injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

More Information To Be Released On Missing Teenager
Police searching for the missing Hanwell teenager, Alice Gross are to release more information at a news conference this morning.

It’s to mark three weeks since she disappeared – she was last seen on CCTV at Brentford on the 28th of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Brixton Policeman Who Can't Leave Force Wants To Become Priest
A police officer who’s under investigation over a death in custody wants to leave his force to become a priest.

PC Andrew Birks was the senior officer involved in the arrest of Sean Rigg, who died at Brixton police station in 2008.

He completed a three-year Theology degree in June and is due to be ordained on the 28th of this month with a view to taking up the office of Curate in Portslade, Sussex.

The Metropolitan Police has refused to allow him to leave and has suspended him, pending an inquiry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am  

Fulham still await first Championship win
Nottingham Forest have a one point lead at the top of the Championship this morning.

They returned to the summit thanks to a 5-3 home victory over a Fulham side who remain bottom and are yet to win in the league.

Derby are up to seventh following a 3-2 win at Blackburn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Two men charged with Battersea murder
Two men have been charged with the murder of another man in Battersea.

21-year-old Sebastian Hyman-Knight was shot in the head in Tennyson Street last Thursday.

He died the following morning in hospital.

30-year-old Husnu Ibrahim and 29-year-old Steven Pulham, both from south west London, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am  

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Hammersmith boxer glad to be facing difficult opponent
George Groves is glad to be facing a difficult opponent in his first fight since his Wembley Stadium loss to Carl Froch.

He'll be at the nearby Wembley Arena on Saturday night, where he'll take on Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse for the European super-middleweight title.

Groves, who's from Hammersmith says having an easy return to the ring wouldn't be a big help to him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Croydon Police keen to locate couple after photos found on stolen memory card
Police in Croydon are keen to locate a couple after holiday photos of them were discovered on a stolen memory card.

On the card were photos of the two people and their young children, on holiday – possibly in Egypt.

A 53-year-old man has been bailed to return to a south London police station in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Man Arrested In Clapham Is Charged
A man’s who absconded from a prison in Derbyshire has been charged following an arrest in Clapham yesterday.

28 year old Adam James Yaroo was charged with four counts of burglary, two counts of attempted burglary and one of escaping lawful custody.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Guildford Magistrates Court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Man Sentenced After Hounslow Crime
A man who threatened bank staff with a kitchen knife and stole nearly £2,000 has been sentenced at Kingston Crown court.

29 year old Zhoa Wan of Kingston, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced on Monday, to three years in prison.

The court heard how he was identified through DNA on a cigarette stub after the theft in February at a bank on Hounslow High Street.

A police spokesman said the severe prison sentence Wan received should serve as a warning for anyone who commits a violent crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Surrey Police Appeal
Surrey Police is appealing for help in finding a man wanted for recall to prison.

29 year old Paul Smithers is wanted for breaching his licence conditions and for failing to appear in court in connection with two charges of handling stolen goods.

He’s white, around 5ft 9, athletic build with brown hair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Chelsea start Champions League campaign today
After a mixed night for the English sides last night, Chelsea start their Champions League campaign this evening.

Their opening group match is at home to German team Schalke.

Defender Branislav Ivanovic hopes they can improve upon last season's elimination at the semi-finals stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Magath's job reportedly on line as Fulham travel to Forest
Winless Fulham travel to unbeaten Nottingham Forest in the Championship this evening.

There have been rumours across social media that manager Felix Magath will leave if the Whites lose once again.

The German's popularity seems to have reached an all time low with more than 90% of Fulham fans wanting him sacked according to a new survey.

Speaking to us earlier in the week, Mike Gregg from the Fulham Supporters' Trust said he thinks a positive result could save Magath's job.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Mother of Alice Gross makes appeal
The mother of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross has appealed for anyone who knows her whereabouts to come forward.

The 14 year old was last seen on CCTV by the Grand Union Canal in West London on the 28th of August.

Police also want to trace a 41-year-old Latvian builder named Arnis Zalkalns, who went missing from his home in Ealing at around the same time.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Electricity Box Fires Cause Power Cut In West Molesey
Two fires in underground electrical boxes have left homes in West Molesey without power this morning.

The fire brigade responded to reports of a small blaze on Balmoral Crescent just before 6am and a short while later a second one on New Road.

The fires were dealt with by the electricity board and were put out quickly but 140 properties in the area are still without power.

It’s expected to be restored by 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

New Addington dental nurse struck off following racist rant

A dental nurse from New Addington has been struck off- after an expletive laid racist rant on a tram.

In 2011 a video of Emma West was posted on Youtube showing the 37 year old complaining about immigration to the UK on a Wimbledon to Croydon tram.

The clip was viewed over 11 million times and sparked national outrage.

The General Dental Council has now ruled she is a risk to the “safety of her patients” and disqualified her from working.

West was arrested and pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress last year.

The mum of two was handed a community order in July 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am  

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Olympic hero's brother sentenced for Brentford burglary

The half-brother of Teddington Olympian Mo Farah has been jailed for 15 months after an attempted burglary in Brentford.

21 year old Omar Farah, who has a string of previous convictions, was convicted of trying to break into an elderly couple’s home on March 2nd last year.

The Court heard the couple were woken by a noise at around 7am and it became clear there was a stranger at the window.

Although Farah ran off after being disturbed, his fingerprints were later found on the front window, and he was arrested shortly afterwards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

SW London football results

In the Championship this evening Brentford suffered a heavy home defeat, going down 3-0 to Norwich City.

The Bees are down to tenth in the table while Norwich have gone top.

AFC Wimbledon sprung a surprise in League Two by beating Burton Albion 3-0.

And in the Conference Woking went down 1-0 to Torquay United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm  

Guildford Cathedral is saved
Campaigners fighting to keep Guildford Cathedral open are celebrating tonight.

It needed to raise £1.3m before it could apply for £4.5m from the Heritage lottery fund. If it didn't secure this money, it would have been at risk from closing due to the state of the building, which contains asbestos.

The cash has now been found, and the lottery money granted.

The fundraising is part of a £7m appeal to protect the building. Work will now start on restoration.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Alice Gross investigation widened this afternoon
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross from Hanwell, are asking anyone who was in the areas that they know Alice was last seen on CCTV on Thursday the 28th of August to get in touch, whether they think they saw her or not.

Part of the investigation into Alice’s disappearance has identified another missing person that police want the public’s help to trace.

41 year old Arnis Zalkalns, was last seen at home in Ealing during the evening of Wednesday the 3rd of September.

It is believed he left home early on Thursday, the 4th of September to travel to work.

Arnis would normally meet a friend at approximately 8am so that they could cycle to work together but he failed to turn up on that morning.

His normal route would take him along the Grand Union Canal and he rides a red Trek Mountain Bike.

He was reported missing to police on Friday, the 5th of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Crimewatch is celebrating 30 years on our screens
Debbie Russ reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Have you ever wanted to find out how your air ambulance runs?


The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has attended more than 1,700 call-outs across the region so far this year.

On Tuesday, 23rd September, members of the public are invited to an Open Evening to meet some of the pilots, doctors and paramedics.

Over the last two years, the charity has taken major steps forward in the advancement of patient care by carrying blood on the aircraft for emergency transfusions.

The free event is to be held at Robert Denholm House in Bletchingley Road, Nutfield, and will start at 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Alice Gross investigation update
A man arrested over the disappearance of a 14-year-old from Hanwell has been told by police he'll face no further action.

The 25-year-old was bailed earlier this month after being questioned about missing Alice Gross.

Detectives will be appearing on tonight's Crimewatch programme to appeal for the public's help in finding her.

Alice was last seen in Brentford where her rucksack was later found abandoned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Chelsea News
Didier Drogba trained with Chelsea today ahead of their opening Champions League group stage match.

The veteran striker's been struggling with an ankle injury.

Chelsea face German club Schalke at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Taking publicity stunts to new heights
Rudimental and Gorgon City are planning a live DJ set on a plane above the Atlantic. . . and you could be on board too.

Their performance next month will be streamed live, in a world first.

Fans can apply for tickets for the flight from Heathrow to Atlanta online.

The two acts will be performing at around 30,000ft during the FlightDecks stunt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Filming continues in Kingston


A little slice of Hollywood has come to Kingston.

Ryan Reynolds has joined Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones in “Criminal,” a thriller from Millennium Films.

The films centres around a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a prisoner to help him stop a diabolical plot.

Filming has been taking place over the last week in and around Kings Road, including a night shoot.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Celebrate Kingston's aviation history on Saturday


The Sopwith Aviation Company first set up their factory next to Kingston Station in 1912 and by 1919 over 3000 aircraft were built in Kingston.

Sopwith Aviation Company regularly used the River Thames at Canbury Gardens to test their float planes and to also transport materials to build their factory in Ham.

The event is taking place on Saturday, in Canbury Gardens between 2 and 4pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Croydon Police Release Images After Theft
Police in Croydon have released CCTV images of a man and a car they’d like to trace in connection with a robbery investigation.

The theft took place on the 13th of July just after 5am on London Road where the victim got out of the car after she’d accepted a lift from a group of men.

One of the men tried to make her get back in the vehicle and when she refused, he stole her mobile phone and the car sped off down Handcroft Road.

The suspects' car is believed to be a dark coloured BMW.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Commuters through Staines had a horrendous journey this morning after a car crashed onto the tracks at Datchet
The train travelling from Clapham to Windsor and Eton Riverside was stopped shot just after 6am.

The 67-year-old female driver of the VW Golf escaped injury after the vehicle went through a level crossing barrier.

No one else was injured; it’s thought the train was out of service.

More on air or @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Police will use Crimewatch in search for missing girl from Hanwell
Detectives investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Alice Gross from Hanwell will be using tonight’s Crimewatch appeal to ask for the public’s help.

Detectives will be live in the studio using CCTV images to show Alice’s last known movements on Thursday August 28Tth.

Despite numerous public appeals as yet detectives have no confirmed sightings of Alice after that day.

Alice is white, 5ft 2 ins tall and of very slim build with shoulder-length, light brown hair.

When she left home that day she was wearing dark blue jeans and a grey top, and tartan framed glasses.

She was carrying a dark rucksack, and wearing denim blue ‘Vans’ shoes, these shoes were in her rucksack when it was found by police.

Police say the response so far from the public has been great, but as yet we have no confirmed sightings of her.

They are also keen to trace Alice’s phone which is a white iPhone 4S, with distinctive cracked rear case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Police appeal after sexual assault in Kingston


Police are re-appealing for information after a 19-year-old man suffered a serious sexual assault at a nightclub in Kingston.

It happened in the toilets of the Pryzm nightclub in Clarence Street in April.

The suspect is believed to be aged in his early to mid 20s and around 5ft 8.

He’s described as of Mediterranean appearance, or possibly a light-skinned black man.

Detectives are releasing an image, taken from CCTV at the club, of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

CCTV Image Released After Assault In Croydon


Police have released an image of a man they would like to identify in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in East Croydon.

The 35-year-old victim was approached by the suspect on Southbridge Road a little before 9am on Monday the 28th of July.

He spoke to her and then grabbed her around the waist, but she managed to break free, and get into her car - the suspect ran off.

Croydon CID are investigating the incident and would like to identify the person shown in the CCTV image to progress with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

London's Mental Health Services Struggle To Cope With Demand
London's mental health services are struggling to cope with the demand for psychological therapies.

That’s according to new research by the ‘We Need to Talk’ coalition.

It found that nearly a quarter of Londoners needing therapy have been waiting for more than six months.

Nearly one in six mental health patients say they have attempted suicide because of how long they’ve had to wait to get help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Fog Causes Delays At Heathrow
Heathrow Airport has warned of lengthy delays - particularly to arriving aircraft.

It’s due to the dense fog which is causing transport disruption across parts of England.

The Met Office says East Anglia, southeast England and the East Midlands are worst hit by the fog, which should lift gradually lift during the morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Transport For London Goes Contactless
Contactless bank card payments are being introduced across London's Tube, DLR and Overground train networks.

From today, people can use their bank cards instead of having to top up their Oyster Cards, although these will still be accepted.

The technology is much more flexible than the outdated and expensive Oyster system and will become available in wearable wristbands and in iPhones.

Transport for London will accept all UK-issued contactless American Express, MasterCard or Visa credit, debit, pre-paid or charge payment cards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Killer of Croydon model Sally-Ann Bowman linked to Spanish triple rape case

The man convicted of murdering Croydon model Sally-Ann Bowman has been directly linked to 3 violent sexual attacks in Spain.

Streatham born Mark Dixie is currently serving 34 years behind bars for the 2005 rape and murder of 18 year old Bowman.

After his conviction Interpol circulated his DNA.

This led to a match to samples taken by Spanish police over 3 attempted rapes which took place in the Costa De Sol in August 2003.

Despite the match a Dutch citizen, Romano van der Dussen, was convicted and has spent 11 years in jail.

The case has been reopened in light of the evidence.

Australian authorities also want to question Dixie in relation to a number of murders and rapes in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 am  

Man suffers fractured skull after assault in Long Ditton

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault in Long Ditton.

Police are investigating reports a man was attacked in Fleece Road and suffered a fractured skull.

It’s alleged a suspect got out of a vehicle and punched and attacked the victim and left in a silver Mercedes.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and is currently on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 am  

Sutton leads London house price rises

House prices in the Capital have risen again in September- following 3 months of consecutive falls.

The 0.9% rise brings the average price of a home in London to almost £558,000.

The third biggest rise was in Sutton, where the average cost rose 3.5% to just over £414,000.

Kensington and Chelsea remains the most expensive borough in London, despite a fall of 4% in house prices.

Over the whole of London prices have risen 13% year on year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am  

Monday, 15 September 2014

Arrests made following Ashtead car thefts

Three men have been arrested after a spate of thefts from cars in Ashtead.

Officers held the suspects after a call in the early ours this morning about a man acting suspiciously on The Street.

The two aged 18-years-old and one aged 17 remain in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 pm  

Morden man admits running over and killing pregnant girlfriend

A man from Morden has admitted running over and killing his pregnant girlfriend- just 3 weeks before she was due to give birth.

24 year old Daniel Dutfield pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after hitting 22 year old Jessica Fenner.

Following the crash in July she was rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to save her or the baby and they died hours later.

The couple had been together for six years and recently moved in together.

Sentencing at Croydon Crown Court has been adjourned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Second man arrested in connection with Battersea murder

Police have arrested a second man on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Battersea.

21 year old Sebastian Hyman-Knight was found shot at around 11:30 on Thursday night in Tennyson Street.

He died in the early hours of Friday morning at St. George’s hospital in Tooting.

The 29 year old arrested man remains in custody at a South London police station.

A 30 year old man arrested on Saturday in connection with the death has been bailed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

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Charity in Tadworth gearing up for biggest ever recruitment drive


A charity in Tadworth says it is hoping to recruit 13,000 more volunteers over the next year.

The Children’s Trust is celebrating its 30th year supporting youngsters who have suffered severe brain injury.

It is currently working on making its services more accessible nationwide.

Chief Executive Dalton Leong explains why volunteers are so important.



To find out how you can help, click here.

The trust is holding a recruitment day on Sunday the 28th of September between 12 noon and 4pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Richmond Park's MP pays a visit to disadvantaged pupils in Kingston


An alternative education programme in Kingston which supports year 11 students who are having difficulty in school, is being extended.

From October, troubled youngsters who have been referred to Anstee Bridge through their schools, will be able to enjoy an hour’s session on a Tuesday evening.

Day sessions are already held Monday to Friday where students can build their confidence through the likes of art, dance and theatre.

The extra night classes are being created to help even more youngsters.

MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith, pictured above, paid students a visit this morning.

Katherine Greening is one of the managers at Anstee Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Former rower from Chiswick has advice for dads
More than 60% of working dads admit to missing parents evenings as they find it hard to get the perfect work-home life balance.

That's according to new research revealed today by Richmond-based company Not On The High Street.

Former Olympic rower James Cracknell, from Chiswick, says there's always time to be found to spend with your children.



You can listen to our interview with James in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Fulham midfielder insists he backs Magath
Fulham midfielder Thomas Eisfeld has insisted that he stands behind manager Felix Magath.

That's after he favourited a tweet criticising manager Felix Magath

Eisfeld says that was an accident, and has since unfavourited the tweet.

The 21-year-old joined the Whites in the summer but has only made two league appearances so far this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Tooting MP fighting car wash plans
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has joined some residents and councillors to fight plans to open a car wash on the site of the Constitutional Club.

Some residents are opposing plans for the High Street site claiming it would be an eye sore, on the site of a historical building.

Campaigners say they also have concerns about access and traffic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Fulham fans' survey shows 90% want Magath out
More than 90% of Fulham fans want Felix Magath to leave as manager, according a survey of nearly 1,200 supporters.

During their 3-0 loss at Reading, there were chants of “Felix out” and “we want our Fulham back”.

The Whites are currently sitting bottom of the Championship, with 1 point from 6 games.

Fan Mike Gregg created the poll, and tells us why it's all gone wrong for Magath.



He also tells us who supporters want to replace the German.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Details of Thames exercise released


Details of a training exercise simulating two large passenger boats ‘colliding’ on the River Thames has been released by the RNLI.

The training mission involved volunteer crew from the RNLI’s Teddington lifeboat station responding to a simulated crash between two passenger vessels near Kingston on the 2nd of September.

Lifeboat crews were joined on the exercise by Turks Launches who operate passenger boats on the Thames, London Ambulance Service and a gaggle of actors whose job it was to appear frightened and injured in order for the simulation to feel as real as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Advice for consumers from Kingston Trading Standards
Consumers’ rights can be a confusing issue with many people unsure about where they stand.

Alonso Ercilla from Kingston Trading Standards says goods have to be of satisfactory standard for their price.

He says that for example, shoes that cost a pound wouldn’t be expected to last as long as those that cost a hundred pounds.

He tells us what we can do if we’re in disagreement about quality with the place where we bought our items.



You can listen to our interview with Alonso in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Missing Croydon Woman Found
The Police have thanked the public for their assistance in the search for a woman missing from Croydon.

46 year old Sophia Ali has now been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

Man Stabbed In Merton
A road is closed in Merton this morning following a stabbing in the early hours.

Emergency services were called just after 2am to reports of a person stabbed in Cedars Avenue.

The man thought to be in his twenties was taken to a South London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Surrey Cricket League season almost complete
Surrey Cricket League’s season is almost over, with there just being one match left outstanding.

The Premier Division has been won by Old Thortonians, with Selsdon and Clapham Old Xaverians being relegated.

Ottershaw secured their runners-up position this weekend to Surrey Seamers A in Division One, beating London Welsh.

YRH Eagles have finished first in Division Two.

And in Division Three, if Ploughmans win their final match next week, they’ll be champions.

If they lose or tie, Ali will finish top of the league.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Police Appeal For Missing Woman From Croydon
Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing woman from Croydon.

46 year-old Sophia Ali, hasn’t been seen since around mid-day on Saturday when she went to walk a friend's dog in St Augustine’s Avenue.

Sophia is described as Asian and 5ft tall - she was last seen wearing a bright pink crew neck top, black ski pants and 'Puma' trainers.

It’s believed Sophia does not have her phone or access to money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Hersham school public consultation today
A public consultation will be held today about a radical redevelopment of a school in Hersham.

Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College intends to build a new replacement campus on its playing fields in Hersham Road.

It says its current school buildings are no longer suited to modern education.

The consultation will be at Hersham Day Centre between 3 and 6pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Fatal Accident At Ripley
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A3 in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services called to the southbound carriageway just after 3am to reports that a white Volvo lorry had struck a pedestrian just after Ripley services.

The man suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 am  

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Scooter race renamed after boy who died in Chertsey flooding
An annual children’s scooter race has been renamed after a 7-year-old boy who died earlier this year during flooding in Chertsey.

Pathology tests revealed Zane Gbangbola died due to carbon monoxide poisoning when floodwater entered his home due to a faulty pump.

He won the cycling scootathon at Brooklands Museum last year and frequently visited the museum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Epsom and Ewell MP announces crime victims to be given legal rights
Crime victims in England and Wales are to be given legal rights for the first time, the justice secretary has announced.

Chris Grayling, who’s also MP for Epsom and Ewell, says the proposed law will see victims kept informed about their case.

He added that courts will allow most to provide a personal impact statement.

Separate plans will see a victims' information service set up next March and more child witnesses film their evidence before a trial starts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

QPR lose at Old Trafford
Manchester United have their first win of the new season.

They've beaten QPR 4-0 in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Radamel Falcao made his debut as a second-half substitute, while record signing Angel Di Maria opened the scoring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

London Scottish beat Cornish Pirates
London Scottish now have two wins from two in the league.

That’s after they won their away trip to Cornish Pirates in the Championship 30-19.

Captain Mark Bright scored three tries, which took him up to six for the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Chelsea boss wary about Costa being compared to Drogba
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is wary about people making comparisons between Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.

A hat-trick from Costa in their 4-2 Premier League win over Swansea, took the Spanish international's goal tally to 7 in just four matches.

But Mourinho says he's got a long way to go before matching fellow forward Drogba's achievements for the club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Pulis has no ill feelings towards Palace
Tony Pulis says he has no ill feelings towards former club Crystal Palace.

The Welshman left the club just days before the start of the Premier League season, after apparently falling out with chairman Steve Parish over transfer targets.

But Pulis says he doesn't regret taking the job at Selhurst Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Fulham manager confident of avoiding the sack
Fulham manager Felix Magath is confident he'll still be in charge of the team for Wednesday's Championship game with Nottingham Forest.

His side are bottom of the table, having failed to win any of their matches in the second tier so far this season.

The club's supporters called for the German to be sacked during their 3-0 defeat to Reading.

Here’s Magath speaking after the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Sutton's new police commander sets out his plan
Sutton’s new police Commander says the borough is one of the safest in London.

David Snelling took over the post last week.

He’s planning to continue working with other government agency as well as organisations like the street pastors.

The commander says boosting the number of Neighbourhood watch members to over 5 thousand is on his ‘to do’ list.



You can listen to our interview with him in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

QPR in prime position
QPR go to Manchester United in the Premier League this afternoon in the unusual position of being above them in the table.

The Londoners picked up their first win since returning to the top flight in their last fixture before the international break, while Louis Van Gaal's side are yet to taste victory this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Small businesses in Kingston get a boost
Kingston’s Trading Standards manager says a new website could be a lifeline for small businesses.

Alonso Ercilla says the laws around purchasing generally protect the business, but most small companies simply aren’t aware that they do.

The new website uses quizzes, videos and audio to explain where the responsibility of the seller, begins and ends.

Ercilla says supporting small businesses is vital in keeping a vibrant high street.



For more details go to http://sogahub.tradingstandards.gov.uk.

You can listen to our interview in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Wallington-based charity nominated for award
A charity based in Wallington has been nominated for a Country Crime Fighters Award.

Crimestoppers has been shortlisted for its ‘Scene it. Herd it. Speak up about it. Anonymously.’ campaign.

The scheme aims to highlight relevant issues from hare-coursing to theft of machinery and diesel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Mourinho stands by his players
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is wary about people making comparisons between Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.

A hat-trick from Costa in their 4-2 Premier League win over Swansea, took the Spanish international's goal tally to 7 in just four matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am  

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