New Heathrow flight paths increase noise disturbance in Egham
The leader of Runnymede Council has written to Heathrow Airport with concern that residents were not consulted before new trials of flight paths began.
People in Egham and Englefield Green have been experiencing substantial increases in noise disturbance.
The airport is looking at how to make flight paths more efficient. It’s part of trials by all airports to modernise UK airspace by 2020.
The Heathrow trials are programmed to continue until January. Public consultation is likely in 2016. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm
Sutton is given a scathing review
A Daily telegraph’s food critic has given the thumbs up to Sutton’s newest restaurant saying it’s an oasis in an ugly, barren, desert.
Matthew Norman gave a scathing review of the town after his visit to Brasserie Vacherin on the High Street.
But he’s declared the food vibrant and the chef talented.
Norman concluded his review saying that the only thing Brasserie Vacherin needs to fulfill its potential is to be airlifted to almost anywhere else. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm
London's football results
In the Premier league Chelsea beat Aston Villa 3 nil. Crystal Palace claimed victory over Leicester with a 2 nil score and
Southampton were the winners against QPR with a 2 - 1 score.
In the Championship bottom of the table Fulham pulled it out of the bag to score 2 - 1 over Birmingham and Brentford beat Leeds by 2 goals to nil.
In division 2 it was Newport's day, they beat AFC Wimbledon 4 - 1.
They go into the game against Fylde on the back of a strong home win against Macclesfield.
Fylde travel to the Molesey Road ground hoping for their first victory at Esher Rugby Club. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm
Lambeth hit hardest by house price increases
The annual figures from the Land Registry are out - and it’s bad news if you are looking to buy a house in Lambeth.
There’s been a 28% increase in house prices in the borough in the last year. That’s the greatest in London.
Croydon is up 21% - the average house price is now £308,000. In Kingston it’s up 18% with an average price of £402,000
The Land Registry says the London property market shows no signs of slowing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Everything for £1 . . . . including the rubbish
Discount store Poundland has been pounded by people living near it new store in Tolworth.
They claim piles of rubbish are left lying in its parking bays beside a number of flats and staff refuse to clear the mess when asked.
Kingston Council also refuses to clear the mess on Broadoaks, as it is privately owned by the businesses that line it.
We’re awaiting a statement from Poundland. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Top of the table clash as London Scottish play Bristol
It's first versus second in The Championship today, when London Scottish take on Bristol.
Both teams have won all three of their games so far this season, but Scottish have two more bonus points than their opponents.
Kick off is at 7.45.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Secondary school in Sutton seeking support
A secondary school in Sutton is seeking support as it tries to address the lack of school places in the borough.
Greenshaw High is looking to build a new comprehensive secondary, as it says at least one new school will be needed by September 2017.
It's asking for people living nearby to back its plans to increase its chances of success.
If the new school does go ahead, the existing school will remain open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
Carshalton MP slams vandals after phone lines stolen
The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has expressed his disgust after phone cables were stolen by vandals.
It led to to a number of landlines across South West London being down for a number of hours.
Tom Brake has labelled the vandalism to phone lines as “completely unacceptable.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Weybridge MP says British airstrikes could be on the cards in Syria
Foreign Secretary and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond says he hasn't ruled out targeting IS strong-holds in Syria in the future but a new parliamentary vote would be needed.
UK involvement in military action against Islamic State in Iraq could be just hours away.
It's thought RAF planes may take part in air strikes as soon as tonight - if MPs vote in favour of them when Parliament's recalled this morning.
There are currently no plans for similar action on IS targets in Syria.
Search intensifies for missing teenager Alice Gross
Elthorne Park in Hanwell will be searched this morning by police looking for missing teenager Alice Gross.
It's after they found what they've described as 'something of interest' there.
Yesterday police carried out a re-construction of Alice's last movements.
Alice has now been missing for over a month.
Officer's from Scotland yard are currently carrying out a search in Latvia for a convicted murderer who they want to speak to in connection with Alice's disappearance. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am
Murray plays to qualify for London's ATP final
Former Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray, plays in the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open tennis in China today.
He faces Slovakia's Lukas Lacko (pron: LACK-OH).
Murray needs a tournament win in a bid to improve his world ranking of 11th, with the top 8 on the list qualifying for November's ATP World Tour Finals in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am
QPR manager says he's not worried about Sandro
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says he feared the worst when Sandro suffered a freak injury in training.
The Brazilian midfielder missed last weekend's Premier League draw with Stoke because of a knee problem.
Redknapp says Sandro's denied it was caused because he slid on his knees while celebrating a goal on the training field.
But he has a history of troublesome injuries - so the QPR boss says he's relieved it's nothing serious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am
MPs to vote on military involvement in Iraq
MPs will vote later today on whether to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq.
The motion that is to be debated would sanction UK military support for the Iraqi and Kurdish security forces.
But - at this stage - it doen't endorse UK airstrikes in Syria as part of the campaign.
Foreign Secretary and Runnymede & Weybridge MP Philip Hammond says Britain has a moral responsibility to support the plan. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Alice Gross Update: Police cordon off an area in west London park
Police searching for missing teenager Alice Gross have cordoned off an area in a park in west London close to where she was last seen.
Scotland Yard say they've found something of interest in Elthorne Park.
Earlier, Alice's parents made an appeal for her to come home - saying every day without her brings them "new agony". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm
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Final checks being made to Putney Bridge
The Bridge is due to open at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
Symons looking to galvanise Fulham squad
Kit Symons says he’s set about galvanising the Fulham squad.
They currently sit bottom of the Championship, but despite that, the caretaker boss says there’s a positive mood around the training ground.
A number of players were frozen out under previous manager Felix Magath.
Among them were Fernando Amorebieta, Bryan Ruiz and Hugo Rodallega, who Symons says are all happy now.
You can listen to the press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm
UPDATE: Alice Gross
Detectives searching for the missing teenager, Alice Gross, say finding her missing iPhone remains one of their chief priorities.
A reconstruction of her last-known movements is taking place.
The 14-year-old was spotted on CCTV beside the Grand Union Canal exactly four weeks ago today.
She was then spotted in the Great West Road and Transport Avenue.
Alice's mum, Rosalind Hodgkiss, says eye witnesses are still desperately needed.
Four weeks ago today, 14 year old Alice Gross was last seen on CCTV walking along the canal towpath under Trumpers Way bridge, heading towards Hanwell.
Since 16.26 on Thursday the 28th of August there have been no further sightings of Alice.
There is a £20,000 reward in place for any information that helps police find Alice.
Alice's family has re-issued their appeal to find her:
Alice has been missing for four weeks now. We are desperately concerned about her welfare and worry constantly about what may have happened to her.We are appealing to Alice. If you are out there, to come home where you belong. We love you and we miss you. We want to see your smile again, we want to hear you sing again, to see you cuddle Peggy, or sit at the piano. We want to be a family again. The whole family, all your friends, the community and the police are united in trying to bring you home. We are also appealing to anyone out there who knows anything about Alice's disappearance or where she is to come forward now.
We cannot believe that Alice is not at home with us and every morning brings new agony. We dearly love our daughter and Nina dearly loves her sister. Please, please help us.
Detective Superintendent Carl Mehta, said:
The public's support has been amazing, both from the local community and all the hundreds of people who have called in to give us information. We still need your help to find Alice and bring her home to her family.Today my appeal is simple. Alice was last seen on CCTV walking along the canal towpath, heading under Trumpers Way bridge towards Hanwell. Since 16.26 on that Thursday the 28th of August she has not been seen. Did you see Alice that afternoon? Have you seen her since? We need your help to find her.Just as Alice reached the bridge it started to rain heavily. Think back and try to remember if you were out and about in that area that afternoon. It was during the summer holidays and the canal is a really popular place locally. We know that Alice loved the rain, so she probably would have kept walking in it rather than seek shelter. There are many paths and turn offs from that canal towpath. We don't know the route that Alice took, so please think back to that Thursday four weeks ago and call us if you can help.
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 dark t-shirt, 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 on the 2nd of September.
Alice's family has been out and about in the area posting pictures of her (pictured below).
Full breakdown of sightings of Alice Gross on Thursday,the 28th of August 2014:
c.13:00hrs - Alice leaves home on foot
13:00hrs - Alice caught on CCTV walking along Campbell Road, past Hanwell Station
13:02hrs - Alice caught on CCTV walking along Golden Manor and then Alwyn Road
13:13hrs - Alice is caught on CCTV walking along the river path in the direction of Hanwell Bridge
13:15hrs - Alice is caught on CCTV walking along the Uxbridge Road
13:26hrs - Alice is caught on CCTV in Windmill Lane. She then followed the Grand Union Canal towpath until it reached the Thames, walking towards Kew
14:23hrs - Alice is caught on CCTV near the Holiday Inn, Commerce Road
15:45hrs - Alice is caught on CCTV at Brentford Lock
15:56hrs - Alice is caught on CCTV close to the GlaxoSmithKline building based in Great West Road
16:02hrs - Alice is caught on CCTV opposite Transport Avenue
16:23hrs - Three cyclists, followed by two cyclists, are caught on CCTV riding on the towpath under Trumpers Way, that crosses the Grand Union Canal
16:26hrs - The last sighting of Alice that is captured on CCTV shows her walking along the canal towpath under Trumpers Way, the bridge that crosses the Grand Union Canal. She was headed in the direction Hanwell.
Battersea asks Londoners to help spread the word on responsible pet ownership
The charity has a team of volunteers who go into schools, young offenders’ institutions and other organisations to help teach young people how to approach dogs safely, and how to train and look after their own dogs.
It is recruiting for more volunteers from across London, particularly from Croydon, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon and Hounslow.
Battersea believes that speaking with groups and schools and educating people of all ages about the importance of responsible pet ownership can help reduce the number of animals who stray or are abandoned. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am
Property Sealed In Maybury
Surrey Police have closed a house in Maybury because of Anti-Social Behaviour following a court hearing.
After the closure order for 24 Princess Gardens was granted last Friday, the property was sealed by the landlords – New Vision Homes.
The tenant had previously been sent letters of warning after numerous complaints from neighbours about loud music, drunkenness, shouting and swearing.
Despite the notices, incidents were still occurring on a daily basis making other residents fearful for their own safety and that of their families. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Warnock slams Palace over League Cup draw announcement
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has slammed the club's decision to announce the League Cup draw before their tie against Newcastle had ended.
The Eagles had just taken the match, which they lost 3-2, into extra-time after Sullay KaiKai's first senior goal.
Before the game restarted, it was announced that either Newcastle or Palace would travel to Manchester City in the next round.
Warnock says he's demanding answers and he'll be taking it up with the powers that be at the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am
Traffic warden in Battersea almost tickets Prince George's car
A traffic warden in Battersea about to ticket a car changed his mind after being told it was Prince George's.
A policeman guarding the 14-month-old royal on a trip to Battersea Park secured the pardon by showing his warrant card.
George was being taken out in the park by nanny Maria Barrallo.
A spokesman for Wandsworth Council told the Sun that traffic wardens do have discretion and wouldn't want to penalise a police officer who was on duty. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am
More than 500 homes flooded with sewage in Hounslow in last five years
Thames Water has revealed that in the last five years, more than 500 homes have been flooded with sewage in Hounslow.
There have also been nearly 10,000 blockages in the same time frame.
The statistics have been released as part of a Thames Water campaign to make us throw oil and wet wipes in the bin, as they block pipes.
Hounslow hasn't been the worst offender in West London though – in the last five years, there have been more than 13,000 blockages in Harrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Cyclist Hurt In Croydon
A cyclist in Croydon has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after a collision with a car.
Emergency services were called this morning at around 6.20am to reports of an accident on Roman Way.
The man sustained serious injuries and was taken to a south London Hospital.
Oyster cards are coming to Epsom
Southern, which runs Epsom Station, has agreed the move with the Department for Transport as part of their new franchise agreement.
It won’t be until next September.
MP for Epsom Chris Grayling will now meet with transport bosses to see if Epsom will be moved to zone 6 – or a specially created zone 7. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm
Brixton Slavery Investigation Update
A 67 year-old woman arrested as part of an investigation into slavery in Brixton been released without charge.
Police are looking into claims three women were kept in servitude for three decades.
A man in his early 70s - who's also been questioned over their alleged captivity - has been rebailed posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Residents worried over future of petrol station site
Petrol giant Shell is refusing to discuss plans for its Coombe Road site in New Malden.
Residents are worried the land is going to be sold to Sainsbury’s and turned into shops, flats and parking.
They claim the old petrol station site is too small for such a development.
A spokesman from Shell told us; “We are currently in discussions regarding the sale of our Coombe Road site. We cannot provide further details at this time.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Carshalton Olympian criticises British Cycling
World and Olympic track champion Joanna Rowsell has criticised British Cycling for not entering a rider in the women's time trial at the World Road Championships.
British Cycling said before the event it didn’t select a rider for yesterday’s race because of the lack of a medal prospect.
The Carshalton cyclist says ‘If every country took that attitude there would only be three girls at the start’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Police in Sutton advising car owners to take keys to bed
Police in Sutton are advising owners of new luxury vehicles to take their house and car keys to bed with them.
It’s after two grey Audi A3 cars were stolen in two burglaries overnight last Friday.
The 2014 registered cars, which are each worth about £25,000, were stolen from outside addresses in Wallington and Carshalton.
Police believe suspects gained access by a device being used through the letterbox to obtain the key or to open the front door.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm
March And Rally Planned In Epsom
Probation workers are going to March in Epsom - the Justice Secretary’s own constituency - against his dismantling of the service.
Chris Grayling who’s the MP for Epsom and Ewell has abolished local Probation Trusts and aims to privatise the new rehabilitation companies.
A survey of Probation Service workers has shown the vast majority have no confidence in Mr Grayling.
The March starts at Epsom Playhouse at 11am on Saturday and will proceed through the High Street – there’ll also be a rally in Mount Hill Gardens. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
QPR defender stopped by police after shoplifting confusion
QPR defender Stephen Caulker has been stopped by police after an allegation of shoplifting in Weybridge.
Officers were alerted by staff from the Tesco Express on Queens Road, after confusion as to whether Caulker had paid for a tub of cream cheese.
The Sun claims he was spoken to for five minutes outside the store, before it was decided that no crime was committed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am
Former Fulham manager wants to stay in English football
Felix Magath is after another job in English football - despite a troubled spell in charge of Fulham.
The German former Bayern Munich boss was unable to save the club from Premier League relegation last season.
They were also bottom of the Championship with one point when he was sacked.
Magath says he'll stay in England and see what comes up - and believes his methods can help clubs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am
Chelsea aiming for League Cup success
Chelsea are looking to return to winning ways tonight.
The Blues have drawn their last two matches, after winning their first four games of the season.
They're at home to Bolton in the League Cup.
Crystal Palace, who are unbeaten in Neil Warnock's second spell at Selhurst Park, host Newcastle, who are currently bottom of the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am
Police to reconstruct missing teen's last know movements
Police searching for missing teenager Alice Gross are to stage a reconstruction of her last known movements.
The 14-year-old from Hanwell was last seen on CCTV on the 28th of August - walking along a canal path in west London.
The prime suspect - convicted murderer Arnis Zalkalns from Latvia - has also disappeared.
Officers have been sent to Latvia as part of the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am
Visitors told to delete pictures at Chessington theme park
It’s emerged that visitors at Chessington World of Adventures were told by security staff not to take phone pictures of passengers stuck on a broken-down roller coaster ride on Sunday.
Some were told to delete pictures they’d already taken, while one said he was chased and threatened with removal.
The theme park’s management said it was concerned about guest’s privacy. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am
London to host Ebola virus conference
An international conference on the Ebola epidemic will be held in London next week.
The gathering next Thursday is to raise international awareness of the disease.
Foreign Secretary and Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond has called for a "global coalition" to tackle the virus.
More than 160 British doctors, nurses and paramedics have volunteered to travel to Sierra Leone to help.
The UK is committed to boosting public health provision across the west African country, including support for 700 treatment beds.
St Mary's University lecturer successful in Strongest Woman competition
A lecturer at St Mary's University in Twickenham has finished 3rd in the England's Strongest Woman competition.
Emily Cushion, a Strength and Conditioning Science Lecturer, participated in the U75kg category, finishing behind two World Championship competitors.
Strongest Woman involves a number of events to test strength, including a car deadlift and a van pull.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Invite To Air Ambulance Open Evening
People across Surrey are being invited to an open evening tonight to find out more about the Air Ambulance.
The service has attended more than 1,700 call-outs across the region so far this year.
Over the last two years, the charity has taken major steps forward including operating 24 hours a day and carrying blood on the aircraft.
The free event is to be held at Robert Denholm House in Nutfield, starting at 7pm. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm
Fulham without Hutchinson and Smith for Doncaster clash
Fulham's caretaker manager Kit Symons is without defender Shaun Hutchinson for tonight’s League cup clash with Doncaster.
He’s suspended after being sent off against Blackburn on Saturday.
Striker Matt Smith is also cup-tied.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
Two Men Charged In Sutton After Police Appeal
Sutton Police have thanked the public for their response to an appeal for information on the whereabouts of two wanted men.
As a result of the appeal, 22 year old George Patching and 30 year-old James Hensby were arrested yesterday and charged at Sutton Police Station.
Patching who’s from Mitcham has been charged with 5 counts of burglary and Hensby from Lambeth is accused of robbery and criminal damage.
Both men are due to appear by virtual court at Camberwell Green Magistrates today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Wandsworth business selected to receive €50,000 from EU
A company in Wandsworth has been selected to receive 50,000 euros from the EU.
Q-Bot's receiving the money to develop fast and economic insulation of buildings using robotic systems.
It's part of over 7 million euros of funding across Europe to help start-ups get projects from research out to market sooner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
London accounts for more than half of bus journeys in England
More than half the bus journeys in England made in the first six months of this year have been in London.
Figures released today from the Department for Transport show 2.39 billion trips were made in the capital, compared to 2.32 billion in the rest of the country.
In London, the amount of passengers has increased by 2.4 percent compared to last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Spelthorne Parks Win Prestigious Awards
Spelthorne Council’s efforts to create a clean, green and colourful borough have been recognised at this year’s prestigious South & South East in Bloom Awards.
At the awards last week Spelthorne Council beat off competition from over 400 entrants to pick up several prizes.
The ever-popular Sunbury Walled Garden claimed the top-spot, receiving a Gold award while the Cemeteries in Staines and Sunbury both picked up a Silver Gilt award.
The annual competition is designed to encourage councils, residents and businesses to work together to improve the local environment.
Sunbury Walled Garden, taken by Vicky Ellis at Spelthorne Council
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Woman dies after being struck by train at Wimbledon Station
A woman has died after being hit by a train at Wimbledon Station.
It happened at 10.15 last night.
The 18-year-old from Croydon was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesman from British Transport Police says her death isn't being treated as suspicious and her next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Magath cheese row continues
Former Fulham manager Felix Magath has hit out at Brede Hangeland.
It's after claims that Magath instructed the former Fulham captain to treat an injury with a slab of cheese, due to its soothing qualities.
The German posted on Facebook that the defender, who's now at Crystal Palace, lacks class and has made ridiculous accusations.
He says he told Hangeland to use quark, a soft dairy product, to decrease the inflammation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Sutton Police Promote Sport For Young People
Sutton police have highlighted the importance of organisations working together to bring sport to young people.
It follows an awards ceremony on Friday marking the end of a mini soccer league during the summer for boys and girls aged 11 to 18.
The seven-week Football Youth Project at the Life Centre was organised and funded jointly by Sutton United Football Club and a Sutton Police Team.
A spokesman said after the success of this scheme further joint initiatives are planned in the borough. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am
Police Appeal For Information On Missing teen With Links To Brixton
Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a teenager who has not been seen since the 4th of August.
15 year-old Isha Dunbuya, went missing from her home in West Lancashire – but is known to have connections in Brixton.
Isha is black, of medium build and approximately 5ft 9 ins tall; She has a piercing on her bottom lip and has straight black hair . posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am
New programme for people with dementia
A new initiative to improve the lives of people with dementia in South Asian communities is being piloted by Alzheimer’s Society in Woking.
The programme aims to provide carers and extended family members with culturally-tailored knowledge, skills and understanding.
The scheme, which starts next month, is funded by Lloyds Banking Group as part of their Live Well charity of the year campaign.
People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are more likely to develop early onset dementia and have a higher prevalence of vascular dementia. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am
Tooting MP in the fight against a new car wash site
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has joined the fight to prevent an eight-bay car wash opening in Tooting High Street.
There are concerns the plans only include one access point, in Woodbury Street and that the site would be an eye sore.
Residents have until the end of today to object.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 am
Man from Wallington arrested for criminal damage
A man police had been searching for has been arrested after officers responded to a call about criminal damage in Carshalton.
30 year-old Frank Dickson, from Wallington, was detained on Saturday and remanded to appear at Croydon Magistrates Court yesterday.
On this occasion, he’s accused of several instances of criminal damage including to a car windscreen and a brick wall.
Dickson had previously failed to appear at Court in June over a theft at Domino’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am
Monday, 22 September 2014
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Fire breaks out in Battersea again
Firefighters are tackling a huge fire in a high rise block of flats in Battersea. (5.30pm)
Flames have engulfed the eight-storey building in Ingrave Street close to Clapham Junction station.
18 people have so far been rescued. Currently 12 fire engines and around 80 firefighters are at the scene.
The fire is on the 4th floor.
It was only yesterday that 20 people escaped from a fire in Battersea’s Strasburg Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm
Walton girl named as Oxford's children's classics champion
14 year old Bethany Smart from Walton, has been chosen as the Oxford Children’s Classics Champion for The Secret Garden.
She's had her review of the famous story printed in the opening pages of a brand new edition of the book published in November.
Oxford University Press (OUP) ran a competition in February asking children to write a short review for their favourite classic story, and selected ‘Classics Champions’ from the best entries.
These were then printed in the new editions of the Champion’s chosen book.
Bethany is currently a student at Rydens Enterprise School in Hersham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm
More chaos for France bound flights expected
Pilots working for Air France have rejected the latest offer from management to end their industrial action.
They walked out eight days ago in a row over plans to expand the airline's low-cost arm Transavia.
Unions have accused the company of trying to outsource jobs to cut costs.
People flying out of Heathrow have been told to check with their airline before travelling. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
UPDATE: Alice Gross
Police searching for missing Alice Gross have pulled what’s believed to be a six inch knife from a river in Hanwell.
They’ve been searching the River Brent all afternoon for clues to the 14 year old’s whereabouts.
Police have stressed the knife might not be linked with her disappearance.
The hunt for Alice is now the Met’s biggest search operation since the 7/7 terror attacks on the capital in 2005. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Tributes pour in for marathon man
Tributes are being paid to a runner from Battersea who died during yesterday’s Reigate half marathon.
The man in his 20s collapsed in Priory Park just after 11am.
Attempts were made to resuscitate him but he died at East Surrey Hospital shortly after.
His death is being treated as unexplained. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm
Redevelopment of leisure centre needs "public input"
People living near The Malden Centre are getting ready to voice their concerns over a proposed redevelopment.
It’s believed Kingston Council is drawing up new guidelines for future development of the site off New Malden High Street.
It’s thought the leisure centre will be completely upgraded, with shops housing and car parking added.
Councillors have already rejected some proposals on the grounds they are too excessive. They say a public consultation is needed urgently. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
End of the road for pub in New Malden?
A long standing pub in New Malden is due to find out soon whether or not it will lose its license.
There have been six allegations of crime reported over the past year at the Royal Oak in Coombe Road.
These include an assault on a staff member, an alleged arson attack and burglary.
Kingston Council’s licensing team requested the owners of the pub put up CCTV cameras, which they have refused to do. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm
Man Hit By A Train Near Carshalton Station
A man has been hit by a train near Carshalton Station.
Emergency services were called shortly before 11am after reports a person had been struck.
The person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The death is not being treated as suspicious. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Illegal Immigrants Caught On The M25 Near Staines
13 suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after being spotted running from the back of a lorry on the M25 near Staines this morning.
Police had to slow down traffic between junctions 12 and 13 to detain them all.
None of them needed medical treatment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
An exploration of legend and identity
If you are intrigued by unsolved mysteries, then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn the story behind Tadworth Court’s Mystery Lady.
An illustrated talk, revealing dramatic new facts about the portrait above the mansion’s grand staircase, is taking place at Tadworth Court, in Tadworth on Saturday at 7.30 pm.
Gregory Bratza, a descendant of former owner Lord Russell, will provide a fascinating insight into the legend and identity of the ‘white lady.’
The evening’s talk, organised by The Friends of The Children’s Trust, will be introduced by news presenter Nicholas Owen, who is also an ambassador of The Children’s Trust.
For tickets, call Rachel Turner on 01737 365002 or email Bob Gunn at [email protected]posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Magath believes he still has something to offer English football
Felix Magath has defended his time in charge of Fulham - saying he thinks he still has something to offer English football.
The former Bayern Munich boss was sacked last week after failing to save the club from Premier League relegation, and with just one point from seven Championship matches.
Magath says he's convinced English football has something to learn from German sides - but they're not prepared to listen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Terry pays tribute to Lampard
Chelsea captain John Terry has paid tribute to Frank Lampard on Instagram after the midfielder scored against the Blues yesterday.
Terry posted that Lampard, who's now at Manchester City. is a “true legend that has Chelsea in his heart forever”.
Fans from both teams applauded the midfielder at the final whistle at the Etihad.
Terry says he hopes the midfielder has a chance to receive a similar reception at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
Chicken chain getting ready for opening in New Malden
Work has begun to transform a derelict 98p store in New Malden into a chicken lovers’ dream.
Nandos is due to open in the top of the High Street by the Fountain Roundabout December.
The move has been met with mixed reviews.
Some are saying the High Street is becoming too commercialised, while others say the chain will bring more job opportunities. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Fire In Battersea
London Fire Brigade evacuated 20 people after a fire broke out in a high rise block of flats in Battersea.
Part of a fifth floor corridor was damaged in the blaze on Strasburg Road yesterday evening.
A woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
A Brigade spokesperson advises flat dwellers should know the plan in the event of a fire but says living in a flat is not more dangerous than living in a house. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am
Tigana reportedly interested in Craven Cottage return
Former Fulham manager Jean Tigana has reportedly thrown his hat into the ring to become the next manager at Craven Cottage.
The Mirror claims that the Frenchman, who led the Whites to the Championship title in 2001, has made contact with owner Shahid Khan.
The bookies' favourite for the job is Malky Mackay, who was spotted at Fulham's defeat against Blackburn on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am
Petition to stop Heathrow trial reaches 5,000 signatures
A petition calling on Heathrow to stop its easterly departure routes trial has today reached 5,000 signatures.
Since the test began at the start of the year, a number of complaints have been lodged from Teddington, Twickenham and Strawberry Hill.
The trial is scheduled to end in January, and the airport has confirmed no permanent changes can be made without government approval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am
Police Searching For Alice Request File on Latvian Murder
Detectives searching for missing teenager Alice Gross have formally requested full details of the murder conviction against the prime suspect in her disappearance.
Police say an international letter of request has been sent to Latvia to obtain the full file on the case of Arnis Zalkalns.
14-year-old Alice was last seen near Brentford lock on August 28th.
Zalkalns, who's 41, went missing from his home in Ealing on September 3rd.
Headley Church Spire Damaged By Woodpeckers
Work has started to repair a spire on a church in Headley after it was badly damaged by woodpeckers.
The birds caused "extensive damage" by making holes in parts of the spire made of cedar at St Mary's Church.
A grant of £78,000 was awarded from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The money will enable the cedar parts to be replaced with oak, which will be treated to stop the infestation of the insects sought after by woodpeckers posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am
Hammersmith and Fulham short film competition for Trading Standards
People in Hammersmith and Fulham are being asked to create a short 90-second film to stop conmen from preying on vulnerable people.
The winning film will form part of the Trading Standards Institute’s ‘Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders’ campaigns.
It will also win a prize of £1000.
For more details about the competition and how to enter, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Fresh appeal launched about unsolved murder
Police have launched a fresh appeal for information about the unsolved murder of a man from east London in 1994.
Atek Hussain was stabbed outside his home in Burnels Avenue, East Ham in the early hours of September 18th that year.
The 32-year-old had spent the evening working at his family-run restaurant, the Warlingham Tandoori, at The Green in Warlingham.
The case has been reviewed several times since the original investigation but no-one has yet been charged in connection with the murder. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 am
Police widen search for missing Hanwell teenager
A convicted murderer who is wanted in connection with the disappearance of Hanwell teenager Alice Gross could have returned to his native Latvia, according to police in the Baltic state.
41-year-old builder Arnis Zalkalns was named as a suspect by police looking for the 14-year-old, who went missing nearly a month ago.
Officers say the search area is now being widened; similarly they’ve also broadened their search for CCTV footage.
Yesterday an industrial estate in Hanwell was searched. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Arrest after knife point robbery in Kingston
A teenager has been arrested after a knife point robbery in Kingston.
It happened yesterday afternoon at a shop in Hawks Road, when money was taken from the till.
Police were also called to reports of threats being made at an address in Victoria Road and people being threatened with a knife nearby.
A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with all the incidents and taken into custody, where he remains.
A knife has been recovered, and it’s not believed anyone was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm
Lampard puts end to Chelsea's league winning streak
A Frank Lampard goal has denied Chelsea a win against 10-man Manchester City.
The former Chelsea man equalised after Andre Schurrle had put the Blues ahead.
Pablo Zabaleta was sent off for two yellow cards in the second half.
In the other 4pm kick off, Crystal Palace have won 3-2 at Everton thanks to goals from Mile Jedinak, Fraizer Campbell and Yannick Bolasie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm
Police appeal after armed aggravated burglary in Sutton
Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed aggravated burglary in Sutton.
It happened at around 20 past eleven last night at a home on Benfleet Road.
Two men forced open the front door wearing face coverings and hooded tops with what appeared to be silver handguns.
The suspects’ demands for money were resisted and they were eventually forced out of the address, before fleeing towards Benhill Road.
The victims have described that the suspects appeared to be black.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
Labour candidate for Woking suspended
The Labour parliamentary candidate for Woking has been suspended after launching a tirade against Israel on Twitter.
Vicki Kirby called the state “evil” and questioned why the Islamic State hadn’t yet attacked it.
She also said Hitler may be the “Zionist God”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
Epsom and Ewell MP says English MPs must have final say over English laws
A senior Cabinet minister has said that English MPs alone must have the final say over English laws.
Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, says Scottish MPs should be banned from voting on his legal reforms.
Writing in the Telegraph, the Epsom and Ewell MP says it would be a travesty of democracy.
His comments follow a promise by David Cameron to give England more power over its own affairs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
Disappointment for McLaren's Button
Britain's Lewis Hamilton has taken the advantage in the race to become Formula One drivers champion.
He's won the Singapore Grand Prix, while Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg had to withdraw early on in the contest.
Woking-based McLaren’s Jenson Button was also forced to withdraw due to problems with his car, while fellow Brit Max Chilton was 17th.
Button’s teammate Kevin Magnussen finished in 10th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm
Groves turning attention to Direll
George Groves says he’s now turning his attention to WBC champion Anthony Direll.
The boxer from Hammersmith is now mandatory challenger for his title after beating Christopher Rebrasse on points yesterday.
Groves says that Direll doesn’t want to fight him and is in for a rude awakening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
Redknapp says Kranjcar not motivated by money
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has revealed Niko Kranjcar has taken a pay cut of a third of his wages in Ukraine to return to the club.
The Croatia midfielder, who is on-loan from Dynamo Kiev, scored a stunning free kick to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Stoke in the Premier League yesterday.
Redknapp says his former Portsmouth and Tottenham player has shown he's not motivated by money.
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