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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Woman dies following M3 collision

A young woman has died following a collision and the resulting car fire on the M3 motorway last night.

It happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 1 near Sunbury around 11.15.

A Vauxhall Zafira collided with a Toyota IQ2 which then caught alight.

The woman was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting but later died.

The male driver and female passenger in the Vauxhall had minor injuries and were taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

McLaren racing director 'frustrated'
McLaren’s racing director Eric Boullier says they’re feeling frustrated after qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix.

Jenson Button came in 4th, but Kevin Magnussen was in 11th after receiving a five-point penalty for a gearbox failure.

Merecedes’ Lewis Hamilton is on pole for tomorrow’s race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Change to speed limit in Hampton Hill High Street
The speed limit in Hampton Hill High Street is to be reduced to 20 miles per hour after a public consultation in which just over half of the respondents wanted the reduction.

51 percent said yes to the change but in Whitton and Heathfield the majority of residents opposed the idea, so the speed limit there will remain the same.

Residents in Kew broadly agreed with a lower speed limit in principle, but the responses did not translate into a majority support for changing the limit on Kew’s residential or main roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

SW London football and rugby round up
In football, AFC Wimbledon vs Bury finished 3-2 to the Dons.

In rugby, London Scottish have lost 23-17 in their B&I cup game in Pontypridd.

And in National League One, Esher have won 32-19 against Darlington Mowden Park.

Richmond have been defeated 16-26 in the top of the table clash against Ealing Trailfinders and Rosslyn Park won 38-29 at Blaydon for their first victory there since 1963.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

'Dangerous' mollusc found at Wraysbury reservoir
An invasive mussel has been found near Heathrow Airport.

The Quagga mussel, which has been discovered at Wraysbury Reservoir, breeds so prolifically their vast colonies can block pipes - costing water companies millions of pounds.

They also secrete a toxic faeces which can pollute drinking water for wildlife and people alike.

The mollusc has been described by wildlife experts as the single greatest threat to Britain's wildlife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Incredible comeback from Chelsea youth team
Chelsea may be top of the Premier League, but they could learn a thing or two from their under-18s after their result today.

They came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa’s under -18 side 12-2.

The thrashing included hat-tricks from Jeremie Boga and Miro Muheim and braces from Tammy Abraham and Dom Solanke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Missing teenager from Kingston found
Police were appealing for help in finding 15-year-old Millie Spencer from Kingston who was missing.

She has been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

4th and 11th in qualifying for McLaren
Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for tomorrow's Russian F1 Grand Prix.

He's qualified just ahead of Nico Rosberg.

Pace-setter Hamilton leads his Mercedes team-mate by 10 points in the drivers' championship.

Jenson Button was fourth for Woking-based McLaren with teammate Kevin Magnussen in 11th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

AFC Wimbledon hoping to build on midweek win
With football’s international matches this weekend, there’s no action in the Premier League or the Championship this weekend.

But AFC Wimbledon are still in action in League Two.

The Dons are on a high after beating bitter rivals MK Dons in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy midweek.

And they’re at home to top of the table Bury today, with kick off at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

London Scottish start their B&I Cup campaign today
London Scottish take a break from their league campaign today to face Pontypridd in the British and Irish Cup.

Kick off in Wales is at 2.30pm.

Scottish winger Miles Mantella says they’ll be a tough opponent to face.



You can listen to our interview with Miles in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Ewell students looking for funding to create short film

The Retreat Campaign Video from 3rd Floor Films (NESCOT Film) on Vimeo.


A group of students from a college in Ewell are looking for funding to help them create a short horror film.

The media students from Nescot will be filming 'The Retreat' on location in the Peak District.

They need to raise £1,250, and one of the group, Gareth Trimble, tells us what they'll use it for.



You can sponsor them here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Reviewing the cost of Surrey's transport subsidies
Surrey County Council is reviewing what it spends on subsidising public buses as government funding is reduced.

It spends around £8.9 million each year.

Half of the 29 million passenger trips each year on Surrey buses get a subsidy from 13 pence to more than £10.

Additionally, £640,000 is spent on community transport and £8.7 million on concessionary fares.

The Council wants to find out how to make savings while maintaining services that residents rely on most.

You can add your views by taking the survey on www.surreysays.co.uk. The consultation runs until the 14th of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Crackdown on builders blocking roads in Wandsworth
Builders who block parking spaces with building materials -- or cause traffic jams when they empty skips -- could be targeted in a new crackdown in Wandsworth.

The Council is stepping up enforcement against builders after a growing list of complaints from residents.

Offending builders are warned they could face a fixed penalty fine £100 and, if they fail to pay that, they will have a day in court with a possible fine going up to £1,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 am  

Friday, 10 October 2014

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What's on at Esher this weekend?


This Saturday there are five men's teams in action for Esher, as well as a variety of minis and juniors on the Sunday as always.

Esher's 1st XV take on Darlington Mowden Park at Molesey Road, looking for their fourth win of the season having failed at Richmond in September and last week at Hartpury College.

The Cardinals, 2nd XV, are also playing at home as they take on Henley with an earlier kick-off time of 2pm, so if you have a moment you can see them in action on the back pitches.

Three teams take to the road for Esher on Saturday.

The Development side will play Richmond Normans in what should be a very exciting derby fixture in South West London.

The Priors travel to Old Emmanuels off the back of a Surrey Record 176-0 victory over Weybrdige Vandals. Whilst they may not set a similar result it will give them great confidence going into this fixture.

Esher's Veterans team, The Expendables, will take on Kingston IIs, led by former Esher 1st XV Captain Jeff Smith.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm  

Fire in Hayes
Five fire engines and around 30 firefighters and offices are attending a fire at a garage on Mildred Avenue in Hayes.

A car within the garage is completely alight and a hazard zone has been put in place as two gas cylinders are believed to be involved.

Firefighters are cooling the cylinders as some can explode when exposed to heat.

The Brigade was called at 2.59. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Car parking is changing at Kingston Hospital
From next month it will no longer be pay and display – allowing patients to pay on exit with cards or cash.

Chiefs say it means people no longer have to worry about topping up the machine.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras will be installed , and the price per hour will stay the same at £1.80
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

" We shall not be moved"
600 residents of homes that could be demolished as part of a regeneration scheme in Woking have said they will not move.

The council wants to bulldoze the Sheerwater estate, which also includes private and social housing tenants, to build 300 new homes.

Councillors maintain there was no intention to force people out, but residents say they have felt pressurised and won’t move at any cost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Fire in Thames Ditton
Events due to take place at the Thames Ditton Centre this weekend have been postponed.

It’s after fire ripped through the building just before 9 o’clock this morning.

No one was in the building at the time – but there is extensive smoke damage to the two main halls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Appeal from the family of Rosie (Rosalind) Evans


The family of Rosie Evans are appealing for help in tracing the 21-year-old who went missing from Epsom last month.

Rosie left the area at around 5.30pm on Wednesday the 17th of September and is believed to have travelled to London.

The last confirmed sighting of her was on Monday, the 22nd of September at Moorgate Tube Station and she has not been seen or heard from since.

Her family says it is out of character for her to go without contacting them for this length of time and her brother Sam Evans has today appealed alongside his partner Rosa for Rosie to make contact with them.

She is described as white, with blue eyes, auburn hair, around 5ft 2ins tall and of small build.

She requires regular medication which is not believed to have access to and will become extremely vulnerable if she is unable to take this.

Since her disappearance officers have been carrying out a number of enquires and working closely with neighbouring forces.

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Hamilton tops the tables in the second F1 practice
Drivers championship leader Lewis Hamilton has set the fastest time in second practice ahead of the Russian F1 Grand Prix.

His Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg was fourth quickest, having set the pace in the first session.

Jenson Button came in sixth for McLaren.

The drivers have been showing their support for critically-injured Jules Bianchi, displaying the message "all with Jules" and his race number of 17 on their crash helmets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Adele fans won't get a Christmas stocking filler
Adele's record label says it's expected to take a financial hit, because the singer's not releasing an album for Christmas.

It had been heavily rumoured she's been releasing her third CD by the end of the year.

Back in 2011, the former Brit school Croydon student warned fans that her next record would probably "take a lot longer" than the previous one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Alice Gross Inquest opens and adjourns
The body of Alice Gross had to be identified by pathologists using her dental records.

The inquest into the 14 year-old's death has opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.

The main suspect in the schoolgirl's disappearance was found hanged in Boston Manor Park in Brentford last weekend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Elmbridge students run mock election
Students in Elmbridge will have a chance to vote on local government policies as part a mock election next week.

Three councillors will make a presentation on how they plan to represent young people in the borough.

Year 12 and 13politics students from Heathside will then vote at a ballot box , oversee the count and results.

The council says the mock election will give young people the opportunity to put forward issues that are important to them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

F1 practice results
It may be a new race in the Formula One calendar, but there's been a familiar look to first practice at the Russian Grand Prix.

Mercedes Nico Rosberg set the fastest time, coming in just ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Jenson Button was third quickest in his McLaren.

Max Chilton is the only driver for Marussia this weekend, with the team deciding not to race a second car as a mark of respect for the critically-injured Jules Bianchi.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Richmond Park MP tweets about the UKiP win
Richmond Park’s Conservative MP is tweeting about the Clacton by-election result.

Zac Goldsmith says that the UKiP win was simply a big vote for Douglas Carswell, the former Tory MP.

However, he went on to tweet that the Heywood and Middleton result was purely down to UKiP.

Labour retained the Greater Manchester seat by just 617 votes.

Ed Miliband is yet to comment on the result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Quins take on Leicester this evening
Harlequins will be hoping to build their thrashing of London Welsh last weekend when they travel to Leicester this evening.

They’ve made just one change to the 52-0 victory, with Will Collier replacing Kyle Sinckler in the front row.

Quins currently sit in 6th in the table, four places above their opponents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Inquest into death of Alice Gross to open today
An inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross will open at the West London Coroner's Court today.

Alice’s body was found in the River Brent 10 days ago close to where she was last seen in August.

The main suspect in the teenager’s murder investigation, Arnis Zalkalns, was found dead on Saturday in Boston Manor Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Grayling approves case review for rapist
Justice Secretary and Epsom & Ewell MP Chris Grayling has approved a case review for a convicted rapist.

Russell Bishop was cleared of the famous 'Babes in the Wood' murders in 1986.

He was later given a life sentence for the rape and attempted murder of another young girl.

10-year-old Nicola Fellows and 9-year-old Karen Hadaway went missing 28 years ago, yesterday, and their bodies were later found in a park in East Sussex.

The latest decision by the Justice Secretary will see a ruling on whether he should be released from the prison within six months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am  

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Police Defend Alice Gross Investigation

The Metropolitan Police has defended its investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Her body was found in the River Brent in west London last week - over a month after she went missing.

Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the killing - was found hanged in a nearby park on Saturday.

The Met's Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey has been giving evidence to the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee at City Hall.

Meanwhile floral tributes have been placed at the clock tower in Hanwell to remember Alice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

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UPDATE: Alice Gross questioning
Police insist the Alice Gross murder investigation is still "live" and searches will continue for at least another fortnight.

That's despite the prime suspect being found hanged in Boston Manor Park in Brentford at the weekend.

The Met's Deputy Commissioner has defended the amount of time it took to find the schoolgirl's body.

It was discovered in the River Brent, more than a month after Alice went missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

The Met Police Deputy Commissioner is currently taking questions from the London Assembly on the murder of Alice Gross


The questioning is taking place at City Hall after officers were crisiticed about their handling of the case.

The 14 year old was missing from her home in Hanwell for over a month before her body was found in the River Brent.

Questions were also raised after police failed to find the "badly decomposed" body of prime suspect Arnis Zalkalns - despite carrying out the largest search since the 7/7 bombings.

Here's Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Sutton Council to receive extra borrowing powers for new affordable homes
Housing minister Brandon Lewis has today announced new powers for councils to help them build new affordable homes across the country.

22 local authorities will be able to borrow an additional £122 million over the next two years for the scheme.

Among them, is Sutton, who will receive £4.1 million additional borrowing powers for 100 affordable properties in the borough.

They’ll be in Fellowes Road in Carshalton, Richmond Green in Beddington and Ludlow Lodge in Wallington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Prolific burglar jailed


A prolific burglar who went on the run around the South East has been jailed for six years.

In court, 28-year-old Adam Yaroo pleaded guilty to four charges of burglary and two of attempted burglary.

He absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire in June and was stopped by police in Clapham in September.

The charges relate to burglaries in Tadworth, Kingswood and Burgh Heath in July and August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Masked man in New Addington newsagents robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a newsagents in New Addington yesterday morning.

It happened at the McColl’s in Field Way at about 4.45.

The suspect approached a member of staff shortly after she arrived to open up, demanding she opened the safe and making off with cash.
No weapons were seen or used.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5ft 8 inches tall, of large build, with a full face mask, dark trousers and dark shoes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Could Banksy have struck in Battersea?


Wandsworth Police have posted this picture on Twitter.

They say they found it on the side of a building in Northcote Road.

The elusive street artist's work sells for hundreds of thousands of pounds.

He is also thought to be behind an image that appeared on an Indian restaurant in Birmingham last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Judges reserve judgement on ex-publicist from Hersham
Judges considering an appeal by Max Clifford against his sentence for a string of sex attacks have reserved judgement.

The ex-publicist from Hersham is serving eight years in prison for assaults on four victims.

The ex-publicist from Hersham is serving eight years in jail for assaults on four women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Quins announce starting line-up for tomorrow
Harlequins have announced the starting line-up for tomorrow’s away match in the Premiership against Leicester Tigers.

They’ve made just one change to the starting team which beat London Welsh last week, with Will Collier coming into the front row.

He replaces Kyle Sinckler, who’s been named among the replacements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

UPDATE: Missing teenage girl from Kingston found
UPDATE: Police were appealing for assistance in finding a missing 15-year-old girl from Kingston.

Millie Spencer has since been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Witnesses wanted after an assault on train to Weybridge
British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on a train travelling between Basingstoke and Weybridge.

A 70-year-old man was assaulted on the 5.54 Basingstoke to Waterloo service - he was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious head injuries.

Two teenagers have been arrested and are in police custody to be interviewed later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Met Deputy Comissioner to be questioned over search for Alice Gross
The Deputy Commissioner of the Met is to be questioned later over the force's handling of the disappearance of Alice Gross.

The 14 year old was missing from her home in Hanwell for over a month before her body was found.

Questions have also been raised after police failed to find the "badly decomposed" body of prime suspect Arnis Zalkalns, despite carrying out the largest search since the 7/7 bombings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Appeal to save Christmas in Staines
Spelthorne Council is appealing to businesses in Staines to help avoid the cancellation of Christmas this year.

The council bought last year’s festive lights to illuminate the town centre.

But that was on the understanding that installation and maintenance would in future be funded by the town’s businesses due to budget constraints.

It’s only received £250 so far out of the £7,500 needed and is urging businesses to donate and not be seen as Scrooges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Gas main ruptured in Bedfont
A gas main’s been ruptured in Bedfont after two cars collided.

Police were called to Staines Road this morning just before 8am to reports of an accident at the Clockhouse Roundabout.

No one was injured, however one car had apparently hit street furniture and the gas main cracked.

As a result the roads around the area have been closed and the Gas Board are working to repair the leak.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Wandsworth policeman charged with misconduct in public office
A policeman in Wandsworth is to appear in court charged with two counts of misconduct in public office.

36 year-old Daniel Williams is charged with causing or inciting prostitution for financial gain and concealing criminal property.

The offences are alleged to have been taking place from the 1st July this year while Williams was on and off duty.

He was arrested yesterday and will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

London's Mayor visits the Poppy Factory in Richmond


The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and MP Zac Goldsmith visited the Poppy Factory in Richmond this afternoon.

They met the veterans who are creating around 13 million poppies ahead of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

They then toured the factory in Petersham Road, which has so far helped nearly 500 wounded, injured or sick ex - servicemen and women get back to work.

It's all part of the Factory's Getting You Back To Work initiative.

Our reporter Andre Lombard was there to see the work for himself, and chat with Mr Johnson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

London Scottish preparing for Pontypridd game
London Scottish are taking a break from their league campaign this weekend.

They take part in their first British & Irish Cup game of the campaign, at Pontypridd Non Saturday.

Scottish have had a good start to the league season, winning four and losing one of their five games so far.

We asked winger Miles Mantella if he was pleased to be sitting in third in the Championship at this stage of the season.



You can listen to our interview with Miles in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Shows at Sutton’s Charles Cryer and Secombe theatres will come to an end in March
The Council is hunting for a business to buy the venues after announcing it needed to make savings worth £72 million.

The council blames a growing demand for other services and reductions in central government funding.

It says every theatre visit currently costs the council £5.65 – which it can no longer sustain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Teenager from Streatham missing



Police are growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of a missing teenager from Streatham.

17 year-old Ahmed Ali Mohammed Essa was last seen in Natal Road on August the 11th.

Ahmed Ali is described Egyptian, of small build and 5ft 5 with short curly black hair – he doesn’t speak English.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Two people jailed after a violent burglary in Clapham
A man’s been jailed for four years and his accomplice for 32 months after a violent burglary in Clapham.

40 year-old Rohan Daley and 38 year-old Nicola Barwell both from Battersea broke into the house in the early hours, on May the 11th and demanded money.

Daley punched the 78-year-old occupant and gashed his forehead with a torch; he also threw a stepladder at the 67-year-old brother.

The robbers were chased and arrested by police officers as they left the house, after one of the pensioners managed to call for help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Three arrested on suspicion of burglary in Wallington
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary in Wallington.

A resident of Beddington Gardens contacted police at around 2.45 yesterday afternoon reporting that people were acting suspiciously when leaving a property in the road.

Police enquiries have led to a 43-year-old man and two women, aged 30 and 42, being arrested for burglary.

They’re currently in custody at Sutton police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Tolworth Tower’s buyer has been unveiled today as property developer CNM estates


The 220 ft high office block opened in 1963. It went on the market in July with an estimated asking price of £40 million.

CNM has come under criticism in recent years for holding on to the old Gala Bingo Hall in Kingston (pictured below).



Other sites in progress include the former police station in Ewell Road and a planned regeneration near Sutton train station.

All proposals it has so far put forward for development, including a music venue, have been rejected by residents.

On its website, the status of the development still reads more updates to follow.

It's thought the Tower will be turned into flats, but CNM will not comment any further at this time.

Tesco is currently consulting residents on its plans for the Old Toby Jug site just across the road, which would hopefully create 800 new homes by 2020.

People we spoke to at the exhibition last week said extra traffic was a major concern.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Cech hints at Stamford Bridge departure
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has hinted at a departure from Stamford Bridge if he carries on being a substitute.

He’s been replaced by Thibaut Courtois as the Blues’ number one this season.

He’s told Czech radio that looking ahead to the 2016 Euros, there’s no time for him to sit on the bench and not play.

He added that if the situation doesn’t start to improve for him, he’ll look to solve it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

99-year-old woman burgled at her home in North Cheam
A 99-year-old woman has had cash, medals and other personal items stolen in North Cheam.

It’s after she went to help a doorstep caller at her home in Hemingford Road who claimed he had a speech impediment yesterday.

He said to make himself understood he would need a pen and paper and tried to follow the woman inside as she went to fetch them.

She challenged him and kept him outside, but then heard her door click and found him rifling through her belongings in her bedroom.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his 50s, about 6ft tall with thinning mousey hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Missing girl with connections to Epsom is safe and well
A twelve-year-old girl missing from Horley and with connections to Epsom has been found.

Lily Webster was located this morning safe and well.

Police have thanked the public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Poppy Factory workers to get a special visit later
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and MP Zac Goldsmith will visit the Poppy Factory in Richmond this afternoon.

They’ll meet the veterans who are creating around 13 million poppies ahead of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

They’ll then tour the factory in Petersham Road which has so far helped nearly 500 wounded, injured or sick ex - servicemen and women get back to work.

It's all part of the Factory's Getting You Back To Work initiative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Missing woman from Kingston found
Police are thanking the public for their assistance after a missing person from Kingston was found this morning.

80-year-old Elizabeth Moon is now safe & receiving care in a London hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Five charged in Staines
Five people have been charged with conspiracy to steal after police stopped their car on the Staines bypass.

When the red Honda Civic was searched, the boot was found to contain numerous bags of groceries and children’s clothing.

Simona Bodor, Manita Brinza and Ioan Popa who are all from Staines were charged along with two others and all will be appearing in Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Faster broadband for your business
Richmond Council is reminding you that your business could get up to £3k for a faster broadband internet service under a new scheme.

The Mayor of London’s broadband scheme is open to all London boroughs.

With high speed broadband of more than 30Mbit/s or more, it means your business will benefit from rapid data transfers and a speedier connection service. T

he deadline for applying to the scheme is next April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Magna Carta ballot opens
A ballot has opened for the chance to see the four remaining copies of the original Magna Carta displayed together for the first time.

Just over 12 hundred members of the public will attend the event in February at London's British Library to mark the document's 800th anniversary.

The document of basic rights is seen as the cornerstone of constitutional law.

Magna Carta, meaning Great Charter, was agreed at Runnymede in Egham in 1215.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Accident on Kingston Hill
Two cars and a bus have collided on Kingston Hill.

The accident happened just before 3 o’clock.

It’s believed one of the drivers suffered a heart attack and is in a serious condition – but police say they have no further details at this time.

Stay tuned to 107.8 Radio Jackie for the latest travel updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Man convicted of 1996 Hayes murder
A man who evaded capture for 17 years following a murder in Hayes has been found guilty at Isleworth Crown Court.

37 year old Kiranjit Uppal was convicted of the murder of Harminder Singh Jhaghra in February 1996.

He was also found guilty of grievous bodily harm in connection with an incident which occurred on the same day, prior to the murder.

Uppal fled the UK in the days following Harminder's murder but was arrested in September last year after disembarking from an inbound flight at Heathrow from India.

He will be sentenced on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Carshalton cyclist named in Great Britain team for European Track Championships
Carshalton's Joanna Rowsell is among the headliners in the 15-strong Great Britain team for the European Track Championships later this month.

She's joined by fellow world champions Laura Trott, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker in the women's endurance team, along with Ciara Horne.

Sir Bradley Wiggins sits out of the endurance team and is replaced by Mark Christian.

And with frontline sprinters like Jason Kenny and Phil Hindes not included, national champion Callum Skinner gets the nod.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Inquest into the death of Alice Gross to open and adjourn on Friday
An inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross will open and adjourn at the West London Coroner's Court on Friday.

Last night it was confirmed that a body found in Boston Manor Park was that of Arnis Zalkalns - the main suspect in the teenager’s murder investigation.

Alice’s body was found in the River Brent a week ago close to where she was last seen in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Police officers won't face charges of perjury after death of prisoner arrested in Balham
Two police officers won’t face charges of perjury, perverting the course of justice or collusion in relation to a death of a prisoner.

Musician 40 year old Sean Rigg was arrested in Balham and taken to Brixton police station in August 2008 after attacking a man.

He suffered a cardiac arrest and died at the station.

An inquest jury found police used "unsuitable" force on Mr Rigg for attacking officers and passers-by.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Former Chelsea manager makes return to football
Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is back in football.

He's been named the new boss of German side Schalke.

Di Matteo was sacked by the Stamford Bridge outfit in November 2012 just six months after leading them to Champions League glory.

Ironically, his German side will face his old club in the European Cup next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

MEP for South East of England labels European Parliament security ridiculous
Security at the European Parliament's being labelled 'ridiculous' by UKIP, after dozens of Kurdish protesters stormed the building.

The demonstrators gathered to call for more help in the fight against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

It follows similar protests in other EU capitals last night.

UKIP MEP for the South East of England, Ray Finch, watched what happened earlier – he says they’re lucky the group were peaceful.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

The Lib Dems vote to uphold a long-standing policy
The Liberal Democrats have voted to maintain their long-standing opposition to airport expansion in the south east of England.

The proposed amendment could have seen the party backing a new runway at Gatwick.

Business Secretary and MP for Twickenham,Vince Cable had said expansion there was "a preferable alternative" to expansion at Heathrow.

But members voted against the change.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Former Richmond school teacher jailed
A former teacher at a Richmond school’s been jailed after being convicted of indecently assaulting a pupil 40 years ago.

78 year-old Michael Porteous, was sentenced yesterday at Kingston Crown Court to two and a half years, for sexually abusing a 12-year- old boy.

The victim, now aged 51, was abused by Porteous who was one of his teachers at King's House Prep School in 1974.

It happened on numerous occasions over a period of between six and eight weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Complaints of anti-social behaviour reduced in Sutton
Sutton’s seen the biggest drop in calls about anti-social behaviour in London.

Complaints decreased in all boroughs in the Capital in August compared to the same month in 2013, but in Sutton they were reduced by half.

This success is being attributed to the effectiveness of the borough's Safer Parks police teams and dedicated Anti-Social Behaviour Unit.

They’ve adopted a prompt response policy which has been recognised by people in the area - with 84% saying they are satisfied with police contact.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Mum from Epsom nominated for award
A mum from Epsom has been nominated for an award to celebrate parents throughout the UK who juggle business with family life.

Karen Fisher has been nominated for the Future Stars Category in the Mumpreneur Awards .

It's for her business Childcare Specialists, which is a worldwide maternity and nanny agency.

She says life can be tough for working mums.



You can listen to our interview with Karen in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

McKinlay new favourite for Fulham job
Billy McKinlay is the new favourite to become the next permanent manager at Craven Cottage.

The former Fulham midfielder's now odds on to replace Felix Magath with a number of bookies, just ahead of caretaker boss Kit Symons.

He's today left his post as Watford manager after just two games and less than a fortnight in charge.

McKinlay spent nine years in the coaching set up at Fulham before leaving when Martin Jol was sacked last season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Missing man from Claygate found
A man missing from his home in Claygate has been found in Chessington.

31 year old Yuki Uwai was last seen leaving Kingston Hospital at yesterday afternoon but was found safe and well this morning.

Officers are thanking the public for their help in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Bryan Ruiz looking for January move
Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz has confirmed that he'd like to leave Craven Cottage in January.

The Costa Rica captain has told press in his homeland that he feels staying at the Whites and playing in the Championship is unfair.

He says he's working hard to try and secure the move, and hopes that Fulham will be open to letting him leave.

Ruiz has less than a year left on his contract, and admits a move to Germany, Spain or back to the Premier League would interest him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Strike announced on London Underground
Workers on the London Underground are to hold a 48-hour strike next week in a long-running dispute over staff cuts.

The RMT union said its members had been instructed not to book on for any shifts from 9pm next Tuesday for two days.

The planned strike coincides with separate walk-outs by council workers and civil servants nationwide.

Transport for London hopes to save £50m a year by closing ticket offices and cutting jobs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Flu can harm vulnerable people
As winter gets closer flu can be devastating for pregnant women, over 65s and people with long term health issues.

That’s according to Epsom and St Helier hospitals who are urging residents to protect themselves against the flu.

Dr Ruth Charlton says the best way to be protected is to have the vaccine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 am  

Monday, 6 October 2014

Post mortem confirms body found under M4 in Brentford is murder suspect
Police have confirmed the body removed from dense woodland yesterday is that of the prime suspect in the Alice Gross murder investigation.

According to unconfirmed reports, Arnis Zalkalns was found hanged.

14-year-old Alice was found dead in the River Brent on Tuesday following an extensive search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

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It appears South West London is the number one choice of Hollywood directors
Last month, a part of Kingston was closed off for filming of the new Kevin Costner movie Criminal.

Now it seems a pub in St Margarets has been closed for filming of the hit US TV drama Mad Men.

Regulars at the Turks Head have been told it will be closed this week so filming can take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Chelsea criticised by brain charity
A brain charity has criticised Chelsea over their handling of Thibaut Courtois' head injury in their win over Arsenal.

Courtois collided with Alexis Sanchez but played on for 14 minutes before being taken to hospital for checks.

Headway Chief Executive Peter McCabe says it was hard to understand how a concussion wasn't expected.

The goalkeeper has since been released from hospital, with the Blues saying he suffered a minor cut to his ear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

New Wimbledon Theatre wins big


The theatre based in the Broadway picked up three gongs at the Merton Best Business Awards on Friday evening.

It took home Merton Best Business of the Year, Best Young Person of the Year and Wimbledon Business of the Year.

The most prestigious award of the evening was for Merton Best Business of the Year.

The award was presented to New Wimbledon Theatre by Simon Marsh from WSM Partners.

The theatre was also presented with the award for Wimbledon Business of the Year.

Lisa Mart, Acting General Manager for New Wimbledon Theatre, said;

We are absolutely thrilled to have won three fantastic awards at this year’s Merton Best Business Awards. We are extremely proud of Tamykha for winning Best Young Person of the Year and are looking forward to her continued work with us in a full-time position. And of course we are delighted to be announced as Merton’s Best Business of the Year and I would like to congratulate the entire team for their dedication and continued hard-work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Twickenham under water after burst main


Blundering workmen have ruptured a water main in Twickenham.

The works vehicle burst the pipe on King Street, causing flooding and damaging shops.

People nearby have taken to Twitter to post images of the leak, with one describing the town centre as a “swimming pool”.

Oxfam has had to close and sandbags are being handed out.

Rebecca Jones is the manager there.



Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

New Chief Executive appointed at Epsom and St Helier hospitals
A new Chief Executive has been appointed at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

Daniel Elkeles, who's currently Chief Officer at Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group, will take up the role in the New Year.

Elkeles has also previously held the posts of Flu Resilience Director of NHS London and Director of Strategy for NHS North West London.

Current interim Chief Executive Chrisha Alagaratnam will continue in the role for the rest of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

House fire in Streatham
Two men have escaped from a house fire in Streatham.

The fire brigade was called just before six yesterday morning to reports of the blaze on Donnybrook Road.

Both men were taken to hospital by Ambulance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Heathrow reveals strangest demands
With more than 190,000 passengers each day, there's bound to be some strange demands at Heathrow.

And the airport has today revealed its most bizarre passenger requests in the last 10 years.

They include, “can I bungee jump from your control tower?” and “what's the difference between a toilet and a loo?”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Debt worries in Kingston are on the increase
There has been a dramatic upsurge in debt worries among people in Kingston, according to new figures released by StepChange Debt Charity.

In the first six months of this year, over 500 residents in the Kingston postcode area sought debt advice from the charity’s helpline

That’s compared to just over 380 in the same period last year - an increase of 33 percent.

The average person seeking the charity’s help was £38 short of covering their essential household bills each month
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Last of drugs gang members jailed after pro-active police search
The final two members of a major drug trafficking network have been jailed following a pro-active investigation by the Met.

Paul Chant and Rafael Ankona were sentenced on Friday to 13 years, and 8 and a half years respectively, for importing drugs and money laundering.

Gang members already imprisoned include 47 year old Dennis Debaeza, from Croydon who was jailed in April 2012 for 4 years.

A police spokesman said the jail terms are a satisfying culmination of months of painstaking work to dismantle the conspiracy and seize more than £6million worth of drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Post mortem due on body of suspected murderer
A post-mortem examination is due to take place today at Fulham Mortuary on a body removed from dense woodland in Boston Manor Park.

Police believe it is Latvian builder Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the murder of Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross.

The 14-year-old's body was recovered from the River Brent last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 am  

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Missing Chertsey woman found
A Chinese woman missing from Chertsey has been found safe and well.

63-year-old Chenyan Zhao went missing yesterday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 pm  

The body of a murder suspect awaits post-mortem.
The Met police have confirmed the body, believed to be that of murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns and found in Boston Manor Park in Brentford yesterday, has arrived at a West London mortuary.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Continued help for people with drug or alcohol problems in Richmond
A new two-year contract has been agreed to carry on helping people in Richmond with alcohol or drug problems.

It will mean that health and social care charity CRI will work with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, under the Richmond Integrated Recovery Service name.

This new entity will provide a number of services included targeted education on the prevention of drug and alcohol-related deaths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Croydon police appeal for witnesses


Police in Croydon are concerned for the welfare of a missing 36-year-old man.

Syed Khaliduzzaman was last seen at 12.30pm yesterday following Eid prayers.

He is described as an Asian man, medium build and approximately 5ft 11ins tall and has a full beard.

Syed spends time in Thornton Heath and is said to be feeling very depressed.

Officers urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Roehampton Tennis player joins Murray in Shanghai
Roehampton Tennis Player, James Ward, has joined former Andy Murray, in the field for the Shanghai Masters tennis.

The British number 2, qualified after beating Serbian, Viktor Troicki 6-4 6-1 in China.

He'll find out his first round opponent later today - and there is a chance he could have an all-British meeting with Murray in round one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

F1 results and driver taken to hospital
Lewis Hamilton's won the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Nico Rosberg finished second in another Mercedes one-two.

The race was stopped early, after 46 laps.

That followed a pause earlier on for bad weather.

The Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is unconscious and being transferred to hospital after an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

The Frenchman went off the track in an area where a recovery vehicle was trying to pick up Adrian Sutil's stranded car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Officers move a body from Brentford Park
A body, believed to be that of the prime suspect in the Alice Gross murder investigation, has been removed from a Boston Manor Park in Brentford.

It was discovered in woodland last night only a mile from where the teenager went missing.

Police say it may be Arnis Zalkalns, who has been missing since the start of September.

Former police officer, Perter Kirkham, says Zalkalns was arrested in the UK 2 years ago so DNA should be on file.

This will make identification both a definite and speedy process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Scottish looking to bounce back
London Scottish are hoping to bounce back from their first defeat of the season when they host Plymouth today.

Last weekend, they went down 42-17 to Bristol Rugby, but they still sit in third in the Championship table.

Kick off at the Richmond Athletic Ground is at 3.15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Police begin connecting new evidence in the Alice Gross murder
There are reports this morning the prime suspect in the murder of Alice Gross took his own life.

A body was found hanged in Boston Manor park last night - which police believe is the Lativian builder Arnis Zalkalns.

He disappeared just days after the teenager was last seen on CCTV walking the Grand Union canal towpath in Brentford.

Former police officer, Peter Kirkham, says the discovery will help detectives piece together the case which until now, has been run on varying assumptions.

Having now found a suspect and having the body of the victim they can build an evidence based case of what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

SW London football preview
Chelsea are hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they take on Arsenal today.

Kick off at Stamford Bridge is at 2.05.

Meanwhile, also in the Premier League, QPR travel to West Ham – that game kicks off at 4.15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Man stabbed in Mitcham
A man was stabbed on South Lodge Avenue in Mitcham yesterday and is currently in hospital.

Traffic and pedestrians are being diverted away from the crime scene.

Elsewhere in Mitcham…

A woman was attacked with a bottle and another woman – who is related to her - was arrested for grievous bodily harm and assaulting police.

The two incidents are not believed to be connected at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Richmond concerned about older people getting into town
Richmond council are specifically asking older people to comment on town centres in a consultation.

The council is concerned about whether older people have good access to shops, health services and social events.

They say that not enough transport, pavements and places to rest can mean that older people are put off coming into town.

There is even a £30 Marks and Spencer voucher to be won by a respondent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

Harlequins Captain speaks after the game against London Welsh
Twickenham-based Harlequins produced a superb performance in round 5 of the Rugby Union English Premiership.

Seven converted tries and a penalty went unanswered by the visitors, London Welsh, who remain bottom of the table with just a single point from five games.

Harlequins Captain Joe Marler spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne after the game:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

Man seriously hurt after collision
A 67 year old pedestrian was left with serious head injuries after he was hit by a woman in a black Honda Jazz in Weybridge.

The man is now in hospital and the 48 year old female driver was unhurt.

The incident happened just after 7:30 last night outside the Alexander pub on St Mary’s Drive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am  

Seven-try spectacle for Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop
Harlequins gave their fans something to sing about when they faced London Welsh at the Twickenham Stoop.

The rugby union home side went into round 5 just four places from the bottom of the English Premiership table. Their opponents had not won a premiership game this season.

There was good news for Harlequins this week as Nick Evans returned to the number 10 shirt and Tom Casson made his first appearance since the start of the new calendar. Matt Hopper and Joe Gray concluded the four changes to the side which lost last week away to Exeter Chiefs.

London Welsh started proceedings. It was a sloppy start and a knock on from the visitors handed the first scrum of the game to Quins. The home side's dominance in the scrum escalated into a penalty, however it was sliced short for a lineout just inside the Welsh 22.

Quins collected, formed a maul, and passed out wide for no. 15 Mike Brown to cross within 3 minutes - his 50th premiership try. Evans added the conversion 7-0.

Welsh restarted and Quins attempted to run the ball from inside their half. Another scrum to Quins and another penalty. This time a well placed kick earned the home side a good attacking lineout. This was, however, a wasted opportunity as the ball was deemed not to have been thrown straight.

Quins no. 8 Nick Easter gathered the ball, kicked to safety by the visitors, and started the run back up the field. Although they ended up in touch, Welsh threw the lineout ball long allowing Quins to claim possession and run it back into the visitor's 22.

The home side were playing with fast hands and swift feet. No. 9 Danny Care crossed for the second try of the game and Nick Evans converted - Quins found themselves 14-0 up after 15 minutes.

London Welsh had the opportunity to open their scorecard just a few minutes later after Quins went to ground, handing the visitors a penalty. Already two converted tries down, The Exiles opted to kick for a lineout instead of taking the three points between the posts. They were then awarded advantage after Quins failed to release a tackled player. Despite being right in front of the posts, the visitors again opted for a lineout.

On this occasion Harlequins stole possession and pushed back to the half way line. The home side remained dominant in the scrum and London Welsh knocked on time and again. These scrums turned into penalties. Evans added another three points to the Harlequins tally 17-0 after a quarter of play.

London Welsh made ground following the restart but staunch defence from the home side forced an error by The Exiles. Quins stole possession and Brown kicked play into the opposition's half - an awkward kick forcing a knock on and scrum to Quins.

In a heart-stopping moment London Welsh no. 7 McCaffrey intercepted a loose pass and proceeded into Quins territory. He spilled the ball during a tackle handing the home side a scrum, which again turned into a penalty.

Quins retained possesion following the lineout and threatened the try line. However errors started to creep into play.

With less than 10 minutes of the first half remaining, the ball was now within Quins 22 but with a scrum to the home side. They won the ball and passed to Evans who cleared. London Welsh no. 23 Crane felt the pressure of the game and dropped the high ball allowing Quins to press again from yet another scrum.

Just outside the visitors 22 and Quins knocked on handing a scrum, then penalty, to The Exiles who kicked for a lineout just over the half way line. A second penalty brought them into Quins 22. They formed a maul, advantage was being played, but they could not break through the Quins defence. Again they opted for a lineout which the home team stole.

Another penalty was awarded and Evans kicked for a lineout. It was thrown short to Robshaw and another penalty was soon awarded whilst London Welsh no. 2 Britton was spoken to by the referee. The kick into touch ended first half of play.

Half Time: Harlequins 17 - 0 London Welsh

(Half time replacement for Harlequins - Will Collier on for Kyle Sinckler)

It was breathtaking play as the second half kicked off. Quins no.14 Marland Yarde crossed for his first try for the club following a break by Brown. Evans added the conversion, albeit creeping through the posts: 24-0.

Quins found themselves with a scrum after play resumed. Again this turned into a penalty which Evans placed deep in the corner. They secured the lineout and no. 13 Matt Hopper added the important fourth try for a bonus point. Evans again added the conversion: 31-0 with 34 minutes still to play.
The afternoon refused to improve for London Welsh who found themselves with a lineout deep within Quins 22 but immediately the home side came away with a scrum.

The Exiles continued to push with another lineout, pressuring the try line. Advantage turned into penalty but the visitors again kicked for a lineout. Possession was stolen and the ball kicked to safety.

Errors started to creep into the home side's play and a scrum-turned-penalty was awarded to London Welsh after a forward pass.

Then came a period of play where possession changed hands through knock ons and scrums. Both sides now making as many errors as the other.

Play had to be stopped as London Welsh no.18 Eddie Aholelei was stretchered from the field.

Quins resumed on the attack and the visitors were penalised for not rolling away. The home side opted for a scrum but a loose pass found touch instead of Yarde who was on the wing and in perfect position to dart for the whitewash.

A lineout went to London Welsh who secured the ball but then kicked it away allowing Quins to come again. More misery for The Exiles as no. 14 Stegmann was shown a yellow card for a high tackle on Karl Dickson. A penalty try was awarded and Evans added the conversion: 38-0 with just 15 minutes left.

The home side were awarded another attacking platform after The Exiles sliced a clearance into touch. London Welsh, however, stole the ball and pushed into the home side's half. It was not long before Quins stole it back and attempted to run out of their 22.

A beautiful break by Brown and chip over allowed Dickson to collect and cross for another try, again converted by Evans: 45-0 with 11 minutes left.

After a period of collapsing scrums the referee Dean Richards produced two yellow cards - one each for Collier of Harlequins and Henn of London Welsh.

Quins remained dominant and after being handed the ball by The Exiles, they kicked long into the corner. The visitors won lineout ball and formed a maul. They chose to kick but it was caught securely by no. 20 Joe Trayfoot. Quins again pushed forward and Yarde darted over securing the seventh try of the game (and his second) for the home side. Evans converted: 52-0 with just over 1 minute left.

Play was brought to a close and the fans had witnessed a dominating performance from Harlequins - seven converted tries and a penalty. Nick Evans scored 100% of his kicks.

Luke Wallace was named Man of the Match in front of over 13,500 spectators.

Full Time: Harlequins 52 - 0 London Welsh
 
This performance by Quins means they are now three wins from five games, moving them up to the middle of the table. Next Friday they face Leicester Tigers away at Welford Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am  

Missing Chinese woman from Chertsey
Officers are searching for a Chinese woman who has gone missing from Chertsey.

63-year-old Chenyan Zhao was last seen at about 3 yesterday afternoon on Green Lane.

She speaks a tiny bit of English and doesn’t know the area well.

Chenyan is 5”5 with short brown hair, and was last seen wearing a pink jacket, black trousers and carrying a red bag.

If you know of anything, call Surrey Police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 am  

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