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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Police launch appeal following violent Carshalton burglary

Detectives are appealing for information after a married couple were attacked in their Carshalton home last night.

Two men forced the front door open and entered the house on Stanley Park Road just after one thirty in the morning.

The couple were in bed when they were confronted by the burglars who demanded money.

The male victim sustained a knife wound before he and his wife were bound.

The attackers made off with money, car and house keys.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Former Wimbledon Champion gets a place in Vienna ATP final
Former Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray is through to the final of the Vienna ATP tennis event.

The British number one beat the Serb Viktor Troicki (pron: TROYTS-KEE) in straight sets - 6-4, 6-3.

Murray will face the winner of the other semi-final between Spain's David Ferrer and Philipp Kohlschreiber.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

London Scottish continue B&I Cup campaign
London Scottish's B&I Cup campaign continues today with a home match against Bristol.

Scottish lost their last clash earlier in the season when they met in the league.

Prop Max Maidment tells us what to expect from the match.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea preview
Chelsea return to one of the places where their title hopes fell apart last season today.

They lost 1-0 at Crystal Palace in March thanks to a John Terry own goal.

The Blues will be fighting against fatigue today, with their players clocking up more than 96,000 miles between them during the international break.

In contrast, the only Palace player that had to leave Europe was captain Mile Jedinak who represented Australia in their defeat to Qatar in Doha.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Croydon to become food flagship borough
Croydon is set to become a food flagship borough. The council will decide on Monday whether to approve its selection by the Greater London Authority for the five year programme.

With flagship status, the borough will receive £600,000 from the GLA over the next two years to improve health by growing food and by improving cooking skills and food standards.

A further £100,000 will come from the Innocent Foundation for a child hunger project.

The council will be working with schools to improve school meals and encourage children in growing and cooking food. There will also be support for groups or businesses working to provide healthy food in the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

More risk of gold thefts during Diwali
The Met Police have issued a warning about gangs of thieves targeting gold jewellery during Diwali celebrations which begin next Thursday.

Criminal networks are targeting ‘family gold theft’.

With more jewellery being worn for the festivities and an annual rise in burglary at this time of year with the nights drawing in, Asian communities are vulnerable to thieves.

Operation Nugget’s been set up to combat this type of crime. During the period September to December 2013, there were 1,079 gold related crimes, with Hounslow, Croydon and Sutton among the top five most targeted areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Fire in Upper Norwood
A family has had a lucky escape from a fire at a house in Upper Norwood in the early hours of Friday morning.

Two adults and a child were treated at the scene in Grecian Crescent and taken to hospital as a precaution.

Part of the living room on the ground floor was damaged by the fire which is believed to have been started by a cigarette.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

Friday, 17 October 2014

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Confusion remains over checks at Heathrow
Some passengers arriving at Heathrow airport from West Africa are still not being asked any questions about ebola.

We've been talking to one woman who flew from Nigeria to Paris, before coming in to Terminal 4 this morning.

Hani was surprised she wasn't asked any health questions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Headley Court to be recognised on football shirt
A rehabilitation centre for injured members of the armed forces in Headley will feature on a special edition football kit on Remembrance weekend.

Millwall will wear the camouflage kit with Headley Court on the front when they take on Brentford.

It’s the first English club ever to wear the Army Colours, after they received special permission from the Football League.

Millwall hope the one-off strip will raise £20,000 for the centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Kit Symons reiterates desire to be next permanent Fulham manager
Kit Symons has reiterated his desire to become the next permanent manager at Craven Cottage.

Fulham’s caretaker boss is reportedly on a shortlist of three alongside Chris Hughton and Steve Clarke.

He says he’s confident the club will make the right decision.



You can listen to Kit Symons' full press conference here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

The second Laugh Kingston comedy festival returns on Thursday.


Acts including comedian puppeteer Sam Jones from Britain’s Got Talent will take to venues across the borough.

Money raised will go to charity Love Kingston.

Manager Elaine Miller explains why the donations are so important.



For more details on Laugh Kingston, click here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Carshalton cyclist wins gold
Great Britain's cyclists have won two gold medals on the second day of the European Track Championships.

Both the men's and women's team pursuit squads, which included Carshalton's Joanna Rowsell, won their finals.

Ed Clancy claimed bronze in the men's scratch race.

The event is being held in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Battersea re-development moves to next level
The third phase of the Battersea power station development was approved last night by Wandsworth council.

This part of the plan includes a pedestrianised high street with a gateway to the new Northern line tube station.

More than 1300 homes will be built including 103 for families on low incomes.

The target date for completion of phase three is 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

A Kingston jury hears of alleged bribery
A jury at Kingston Crown Court heard senior staff at the Sun newspaper made illegal payments to public officials.

Prosecutors say the men conspired to pay prison officers and soldiers between 2002-11.

The six men on trial include the Sun's news editor Chris Pharo, and ex-managing editor Graham Dudman.

They are charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.

All six deny the charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Runneymede and Weybridge MP gets tough on terror
The Foreign Secretary has suggested that British jihadists who go to fight in Iraq or Syria could be tried for treason.

Philip Hammond says such people had "sworn personal allegiance" to Islamic State and could potentially have committed the offence.

Any Briton convicted could be given a life sentence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Former Wimbledon Champion could make ATP final
Andy Murray's chances of qualifying for the end of season ATP World Tour Finals tennis could be helped by Rafael Nadal.

The world number three says he needs surgery - as he has appendicitis - and he's not sure if he can hold out until after next month's tournament in London.

Murray's aiming to move up from 10th in the standings, as the top eight qualify - and he takes on Jan-Lennard Struff in the Vienna Open quarter-finals later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Kingston is about to embark on the biggest borough wide consultation ever


The All in One Survey, will be sent to every household by the end of today so residents can voice their opinions on what matters to them.

One of the issues plaguing Kingston is the lack of affordable housing.

Council Leader Kevin Davis explains why it’s more of a problem here than in other boroughs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Consultation to decide fate of Crystal Palace athletics track
There’s to be a public consultation on proposals to demolish the athletics centre at Crystal Palace.

CSM Strategic, run by former Olympics chief Sebastian Coe, has been paid by London Mayor Boris Johnson to oversee the public consultation.

Crystal Palace was once the home of British athletics and European and World gold medallist John Regis is among those who’ve condemned plans to rip out the running track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Heathrow sells its other three airports
The owner of Heathrow has sold off its other three airports in the UK in a deal worth over one-billion pounds.

The sale of its sites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton means the company previously known as BAA will now only operate its flagship London hub.

The firm was told to break up its seven airports following an inquiry by the Competition Commission, and has previously sold Gatwick, Edinburgh and Stansted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Fatal Crash In Croydon

A man has died in a crash in Croydon.

The victim, believed to be in his 80’s, was hit on Wellesley Road at around 14.30 this afternoon.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the articulated lorry stopped at the scene but has not been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Betting suspended on Chris Hughton to become next Fulham manager
Some bookmakers have suspended the betting on Chris Hughton becoming the next Fulham manager.

It's as the Guardian claim he's on a three-man shortlist to replace Felix Magath (pron: Mag-at) recommended to chairman Shahid Khan.

The other names are supposedly Steve Clarke and Gianfranco Zola.

Kit Symons is currently caretaker boss at Craven Cottage, and has won three of his five games in charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Leatherhead play about effects of dementia on family life
People are being invited to a play about the effects of dementia on family life.

It’s been organised by the Mental Health Trust, Surrey and Borders and will take place next Thursday at Leatherhead Theatre.

“Grandma Remember Me” is told through a mix of puppetry, drama and storytelling.

After the play there will be a question and answer session with the actors and a team of experts.

Statistics show nearly 15 thousand people are affected with dementia in Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Disgruntled residents call on council to re-assess proposed development


Kingston Council shouldn’t be allowed to press ahead with developments without the say so of residents.

That’s the view of Council leader Kevin Davis.

He’s been speaking on the proposed redevelopment of the Shell Garage in Coombe Lane, New Malden.

The plan is for Sainsbury’s to move in, along with a number of modern flats, which will start at £250,000.

Those living opposite say they haven’t been consulted, and have since learned the development is going through the final approval stages.

Mr Davis says the way planning is run at the council needs to change.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Work on the redevelopment of Tolworth Tower should start in the next few months
It was announced last week that CNM estates had bought the 220ft building for around £40million.

The tower will be turned into housing with some offices remaining, a courtyard added and Marks and Spencer extended.

At the same time, the Council confirmed a substantial amount of money was also going to be spent fixing the Greenway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Book released to help women through traumatic breast cancer treatment


October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a new book is aiming to alleviate the fears associated with treatment of the disease.

Socks and Stuff has been written by a mum of two from New Malden, who has fought breast cancer twice.

Lynne Mattick traces her journey through various medical procedures including a mastectomy, with humour and complete honesty.

She says the comedy element doesn’t dismiss the seriousness of the disease.



Click here to order your copy
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Police appeal following serious collision in Weybridge
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving a pedestrian in Weybridge.

It happened on the A317 Queen's Road at around 10.15 today when a van was in a collision with a woman.

Officers believe that the vehicle may be a transit-type of van or similar, possibly larger.

The casualty, who is in her 70's, has suffered serious injuries and has been taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Fundraising event to be held in Mitcham for children with half a heart
A fundraising event is being held in Mitcham this weekend.

It's at the Scout Hut on Saturday for Little Hearts Matter, a charity which provides support and information for children with half a heart.

There'll be a table, with a raffle, games and crafts.

Tracy Beresford, who's organising it, lost her daughter Orla at four months old to a heart condition known as hypoplastic heart syndrome.



You can listen to our interview with Tracy in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Quins announce team for tomorrow's game
Harlequins have announced their team to play Castres Olympique tomorrow at the Twickenham Stoop in the European Champions Cup.

There will be three changes to the squad that lost to Leicester Tigers in the Premiership.

George Low and Danny Care replace Tom Casson and Karl Dickson in the backs, while in the forward line Dave Ward comes in for Joe Gray.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Surrey policeman nominated in bravery awards


A Surrey policeman is heading to Downing Street today after his nomination in the National Police Bravery Awards.

PC Ben Dove was nominated for his actions after rescuing a man who was threatening to jump off a quarry edge.

He grabbed the man and led him to safety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Lib Dem Councillor calls on Boris to stop Raynes Park evictions
The Lib Dem Councillor for West Barnes Ward is calling on Boris Johnson to halt evictions for tenants in Raynes Park.

Residents on the Raynesfield Estate face being forced out in November – and possibly moving far away from friends, family, local schools and their jobs.

It follows the Mayor of London’s decision to sell off many police residential properties currently rented by public sector workers.

Cllr Mary-Jane Jeanes says his desire to sell off these homes seems to conflict with London’s need for more housing for key workers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Police appeal following violent robbery in Ashford
Police have made an urgent appeal for witnesses following a violent robbery in Ashford.

In the early hours of Sunday 5th October a group of three men knocked on the door of a house in Ashview Gardens before forcing their way in.

Two of the attackers are thought to have been carrying knives. One was also brandishing a club hammer.

After violently threatening the occupants, they searched the house and left with a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop.

Two men aged forty-two and twenty-one both suffered injuries to their heads and bodies. A 5-year-old boy was also threatened with a knife.

The suspects are believed to be Asian and had northern accents. They were all wearing dark clothes and balaclavas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

A bit of Hoffywood comes to New Malden


Residents were surprised to see the former Baywatch star wandering along part of the High Street this morning.

David Hasselhoff posed for pictures with fans outside Soprano's Barbers just before 10am.

He's thought to be filming for a new comedy show and will be in New Malden for the rest of the week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

Cyclist suffers leg injury after collision in Twickenham
A car has been involved in a collision with a cyclist this morning in Twickenham.

It happened at Whitton Road at the junction of Erncroft Way at about half past 8 this morning.

The female cyclist is believed to have suffered a minor leg injury but declined any medical attention.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

15-year-old boy sentenced after causing £50,000 worth of damage to a bus in Sutton


A 15-year-old boy who caused about £50,000 worth of fire damage to a double-decker bus in Sutton has been sentenced to a 12 month youth rehabilitation order.

It’s after he pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life.

The youth got on the bus on the Roundshaw Estate and used his lighter to set light to a seat before getting off in Ringstead Road.

In less than four minutes of the fire being started the top deck filled with thick, black smoke forcing the driver and passengers to get off.

The youth, who was aged 14 at the time of the offence, told police he had been drinking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Situation improving at St Peter's Hospital
A spokesman from St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey says their A&E department is still 'busy'.

But the hospital says the situation has improved from Monday night, when it was under 'severe and almost unprecedented pressure'.

It's still advising people without real emergencies to go to their nearest walk in centre, which can be found by calling the NHS 111 service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Fulham have most expensive season ticket in the Championship
It's been revealed that Fulham have the most expensive season ticket in the Championship.

The maximum cost for a ticket to watch a year's worth of football at Craven Cottage is £839 – more than at 11 Premier League clubs.

BBC's Price of Football has revealed he cheapest season ticket in the Championship is at Charlton at just £150.

Fulham's cheapest season ticket is £299.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Ebola screening at Heathrow criticised
Britain's Ebola screening plans descended into chaos on its first day at Heathrow as people flying in from high risk countries revealed the checks are not compulsory.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said airline passengers from West Africa must be checked for symptoms 'to make our country safe' and warned the epidemic could be as deadly as Aids.

But travellers at Terminal One yesterday said the system was a ' joke' because they were either not checked at all, told it was optional or had to seek out medical staff themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Vigil to be held today for man from Battersea held in Guantanamo Bay
A vigil protesting for the release of a man from Battersea who's held in Guantanamo Bay will be held today.

It will take place at Parliament Square between 1 and 3pm.

Activists will wear orange jumpsuits and black hoods with 'Free Shaker Aamer' placards.

The 45-year-old has been held by the US government for over twelve years without charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Children's to become new chancellor of Roehampton University
Jaqueline Wilson is to become the new chancellor of Roehampton University.

The leading children’s author – best known for her Tracey Beaker books – will take up the position formally at a ceremony on Wednesday.

She’s replacing BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson who stepped down in July after spending nine years in the post.

Wilson has had a long association with Roehampton - she was previously appointed as one of four pro-chancellors and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

It’s every chocolate lovers’ dream . . . a palace kitchen full of cocoa


This week is national chocolate week, and Hampton Court is opening the doors to its famous kitchen for tastings.

The kitchen opened for the first time in over 300 years earlier this year.

It has catered for three Kings; William the 3rd, George the 1st and 2nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

First passengers screened for Ebola at Heathrow this morning


Screening for the disease began at Terminal 1 this morning, and has today been rolled out at the airport's other terminal buildings.

It will also come to Gatwick and Eurostar terminals later this week.

Statement from PHE

Public Health England (PHE) is helping to roll out enhanced screening for Ebola starting at Heathrow, then Gatwick and St Pancras (Eurostar), in passengers that Border Force officers identify as having travelled from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Passengers will have their temperature taken and complete a questionnaire asking about their current health, recent travel history and whether they might be at potential risk through contact with Ebola patients. Based on the information provided and their temperature, passengers will either be given advice and allowed to continue their journey, or undergo a clinical assessment by PHE staff and if necessary be transferred to hospital for further tests.

Anyone who is well but may have been at increased risk of contact with the Ebola virus will be given printed information and a PHE contact number to call in case they develop symptoms. People infected with Ebola can only spread the virus to other people once they have developed symptoms, such as a fever. Even if someone has symptoms, the virus is only transmitted by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

Teen handed two year rehabilitation order after boasting of kidnap
A teen who sent a text message boasting he’d kidnapped another youth, has been handed a two year rehabilitation and supervision order.

The 17-year-old and two friends forced him to get on a train from Epsom to Clapham Junction and withdraw £80 from a cashpoint.

The youth who can’t be named for legal reasons, was sentenced after being found guilty of false imprisonment and robbery.

A 23-year-old and an 18-year-old, who also can’t be named for legal reasons, were jailed for 33 months each for their part in the crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Two jailed after fraud attempt
Two men who tried to carry out a fraud on an elderly man have been jailed.

21 year old Yasen Ahmed from Luton has been sentenced to two years and 23 year old Mohammed Hussein from London to 3 years after committing a similar offence in Richmond.

Bank staff were alerted when the 77 year old victim asked to withdraw £10,000 from his account.

The fraudsters pretended to work for a department store and sent a courier to collect cash after claiming his card had been used to buy a large quantity of goods.

The pair were arrested after police followed the courier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Clapham novelist to find out today if he's won this year's Man Booker Prize
A Clapham writer will find out tonight if he's won this year's Man Booker Prize.

Neel Mukherjee's made the shortlist for the best original novel written in the English language with his book The Lives of Others.

He's second favourite for the award, behind Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep March.

The winner will be announced at 10pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Police investigating allegations of racial abuse in Egham
Detectives are investigating allegations that a number of people were subjected to racial abuse in Egham.

Police received reports a man was abusive to a mother and daughter on a number 441 bus last Tuesday afternoon.

When another passenger intervened, it’s alleged she was then verbally abused and assaulted.

The man left the bus in Church Road where it was reported to police that a number of other people may have also been subjected to racially aggravated comments.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of common assault and a racially aggravated public order offence and been released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Councillor behind petition against Chelsea move to Twickenham stadium
A petition has been set up in protest at a possible move to Twickenham for Chelsea FC.

The Blues have reportedly approached rugby's governing body about a temporary move during redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.

Alexander Ehmann created the petition and says he wants to make clear that it's not because they're anti-football.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A school in Staines is placed in 'special measures' by Ofsted
A school in Staines has been placed in special measures after an Ofsted report found it to be "inadequate" in every category.

The Matthew Arnold School received the lowest possible grades for pupils achievement and behaviour, the quality of its teaching, and leadership and management.

The report was published following an inspection in July and the Acting Headteacher Mary Gould said it was a "fair" appraisal.

In response, the governing body has resigned, there’s a new leadership team, and there’s been a root and branch review of every aspect of the school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Police continue to look for a missing teenager from Isleworth


Police in Hounslow, are appealing for information on a 23 year old man who’s believed to have taken his younger sister to Egypt.

Moses Phillips, and Beatrice Anita Phillips, now 16, were last seen by their mother at home in Isleworth on April the 24th and were reported missing that same day.

Moses (pictured below) later sent a text to his mother to say he and his sister were in Cairo – and the last contact with them was a phone call from Beatrice on the 25th of April.



Beatrice suffers from Bi-Polar and requires regular medication - police are considering whether she was taken without her consent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Sutton 'spotter' jailed
A 35-year-old man, who acted as a spotter to target customers withdrawing money from banks in Sutton has been jailed.

Nestor Javier Zambrano watched customers inside Barclays and Lloyds on the High Street, at lunchtime on Monday, the 29th of September.

He called his two accomplices about a woman who’d withdrawn £700 and they followed her into Zizzi’s restaurant and stole the cash from her bag.

Zambrano was sentenced to nine weeks in prison and ordered to pay back all the stolen money- Officer are still looking for the other suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Monday, 13 October 2014

Chertsey A&E Under Pressure
A&E at St Peter’s in Chertsey is under “severe and almost unprecedented pressure”.

We spoke to the hospital and were told people should think carefully about using its Emergency department.

They currently have very high numbers of people coming in who need to be urgently admitted.

The hospital says if it’s not a real emergency you should go to your nearest walk-in centre instead – you can get details on where to go by calling the NHS 111 service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Mother of Streatham doctor collapses in court during inquest
The mother of a doctor from Streatham who died in Syria has collapsed in court as she spoke of his final days.

Fatima Khan slumped to the floor as she gave evidence at the inquest into Abbas' death, after talking for 20 minutes about her efforts to secure his release.

The 32-year-old had travelled to Syria in November 2012 to help treat those injured in the civil war.

He was held in custody until December 2013, when his body was found in his cell, just days before the Syrian government said he'd be freed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

To be a bard, or not to be a bard . . . that is the question.
William Shakespeare is responsible for some of the most memorable lines in all of the English language.

The question is, does your own writing have the poetic power to match?

Richmond Theatre is looking for sonnets to celebrate the language of Twelfth Night, which is on stage next month.

The deadline is Friday 7th November and all sonnets received will be judged at the theatre by a panel of literary experts and the cast from the visiting production, before a winning sonneteer is selected
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Woman missing from Sutton


Police are appealing for help in finding a woman who went missing from her flat in Sutton last month.

39-year-old Mirella Cassara left her home in Robin Hood Lane on Monday the 29th of September without taking any personal belongings with her.

She's been seen once since then, when she turned up at St Helier Hospital with an ankle injury last Wednesday around lunchtime – but she left without treatment.

Mirella is known to frequent Kingston, Wandsworth, Epsom and Sutton where she has lived or worked during the last six months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

She's not turning on the lights . . oh yes, she is!


Richmond’s resident Wicked Queen will have the honour of turning on the town’s Christmas lights this year.

Jerry Hall, who is starring in panto at Richmond Theatre, will take part in the big switch on on November the 28th.

Speaking to Jackie earlier this year, she told us she can’t wait.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Courtois defends Chelsea's medical staff
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has defended his club's handling of the head injury he suffered against Arsenal.

The Belgian goalkeeper was injured in a clash with Alexis Sanchez, but was allowed to play on for 13 minutes until his symptoms worsened.

He says Chelsea's doctor “did well” and “asked all the questions she needed to ask.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Mitcham man jailed with two accomplices for arson in long-running feud
Three men have been jailed after an arson attack on a car garage in Brixton which was motivated by a long-running feud.

Rival garage-owner 33 year-old Carlos Pereira from Mitcham, co-ordinated the attack carried out by two accomplices in November 2012.

Victor Silva from Lambeth and Antonio Ferreira caused extensive damage with home-made petrol bombs to the business in Coldharbour Lane railway arches.

Ringleader Pereira, and 24 year-old Silva, were sentenced on Friday to four-and-a-half years, with 19 year old Antonio Ferreira jailed for four years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Manslaughter plea accepted for New Malden mother
A mother from New Malden who admitted killing her three young disabled children before attempting to kill herself will not face murder charges.

The Crown Prosecution Service has accepted Tania Clarence's guilty plea to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The children who all had type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, were found at their home in Thetford Road on the 22nd April.

42 year old Clarence was depressed and killed her three-year-old twin sons and daughter, aged four, because she wanted to end their suffering.

She’ll be sentenced on 14 November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Ealing residents battle Tesco over new supermarket
Residents in Ealing are angry about the lack of consultation on a proposed new Tesco to be built on empty business space.

They say the site is not suitable for a supermarket and have launched a campaign opposing the development in Ealing Green Conservation Area on St Mary’s Road.

Residents want the application to be debated in public at a council planning committee meeting.

They’re are being supported by Ealing Central and Acton Conservative MP Angie Bray and Labour’s parliamentary candidate Rupa Huq.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

Streatham doctor death inquest begins today
The inquest into the death of a British doctor who died in custody in Syria begins today.

32 year-old Dr Abbas Khan from Streatham was found dead in a Syrian prison last December after being held for 13 months.

Syrian officials claim he committed suicide just days before his release date.

His family disputes this.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

A pub in Isleworth has had a prestigious award bestowed upon it


The Rising Sun in London Road has been handed Master Cellarman Status.

The award recognises consistently outstanding cellar quality in Fuller’s pubs.

Managers and tenants need to sustain a score of at least 96% across four visits throughout the year to achieve it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Boston Manor Park reopens to public
Boston Manor Park in Brentford has reopened to the public but parts are still sealed off and a police investigation is ongoing.

The park was closed last week following the discovery of the body of Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the Alice Gross murder inquiry.

An inquest into the death of the 14-year-old from Hanwell began last Friday and adjourned until January 29th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 am  

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Ebola concerns at Heathrow
A senior NHS Consultant involved in the Ebola screening programme has questioned the effectiveness of the scheme in a leaked email to Dr.’s.

The consultant is concerned that some travellers may not tell the truth when filling in the questionnaire upon their arrival in the UK.

The memo continued that this was a political gesture and was unlikely to provide public health benefits.

The screening programme is due to start next week at Heathrow, Gatwick and the Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras Station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Hospital hoping to help pregnant women with mental health issues
A hospital in Isleworth is hoping to help women experiencing mental health issues during pregnancy and soon after birth.

Around one in ten new mothers will experience some form of depressive illness during pregnancy or in the first year of their baby’s life.

West Middlesex University Hospital will provide education about perinatal mental health to women, their partners and their families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Streatham MP says immigration keeps the UK competitive
Streatham MP and shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna says that regulated immigration is the way forward in the UK rather than UKIP's proposal to pull out.

Talking on SKY earlier he explained that immigrants have made a positive impact both culturally and economically in Britain.

But he insists that more needs to be done to ensure British citizens can compete in the job market.

He proposes to close the technical skills gap through opening up more apprenticeships.

On Wednesday he will be putting forward his plans of increasing the minimum wage to £8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

New laws to protect against revenge porn
Justice Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP, Chris Grayling, is unveiling new measures to deter 'revenge pron'.

Publishing sexually explicit pictures of former partners without their consent is to be made a criminal offence, with those convicted facing up to two years in prison.

A Bill is currently going through Parliament to address the issue and it's reported that children as young as eleven have been victims of so-called 'revenge porn'.

But some Lawyers say creating an offence to capture all possible scenario's is virtually impossible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Chelsea ladies play for the title
Chelsea Ladies are up against Manchester City in today’s FA women’s Super League.

They need three points to seal the deal and take the Championship title for the first time.

Chelsea are currently two points clear, but Birmingham and Liverpool are still in the running.

Last year Chelsea finished second bottom and since the reconstruction of the women’s game are yet to finish in the top half.
Kick off at Manchester City is at 2pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

F1
The inaugural Russian F1 Grand Prix takes place later.

Drivers' championship leader Lewis Hamilton goes from pole position, sharing the front row with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Jenson Button was fourth-fastest in qualifying for McLaren.

Marussia will only run one car, that of Britain's Max Chilton, after the accident suffered last weekend by Jules Bianchi.

Chilton starts 21st on the grid.
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