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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Harlequins dealt a bitter blow by Bath at the Twickenham Stoop


Another chilly day at the Twickenham Stoop. Sore from the disappointment of last week's European Cup exit, Harlequins were looking to make an impact against Bath Rugby in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Both teams were missing players who had been called up for international duty.


A cheer ran out around the stadium as Mark Lambert lead Harlequins out onto the pitch for his first time as Captain of the senior squad on his 160th appearance for the club.

The visitors got play underway and we had our first scrum of the game. A penalty was awarded and with less than two minutes on the clock, Quins were already behind.

Evans restarted play with a shorter kick but in an attempt to challenge for the ball, Quins knocked on. Bath, however, played advantage and kicked. Quins came again and almost broke the Bath defence but in turnover ball the visitors passed wide and Banahan crossed the line. Conversion added and the home side were 10 points down within the opening 5 minutes.

Harlequins seemed at a loss so early in the game. Their line-out was disrupted and they lost possession. Banahan was again central to Bath's attack and he chipped through, forcing a race to ground the ball. Quins won but were so nearly another 5 points down.

A line-out to Quins then scrum to Bath still deep within the home side's half. Bath passed quickly and supported each other well. On this occasion Quins held firm and earned a scrum.

They scrambled the ball away and kicked to safety. Bath returned the compliment and an attempted cross-field kick was guided into touch for an important defensive line-out.

Quins retrieved and Walker made a run along the touch line but wandered too far over handing a line-out to Bath. Another strong attack from the visitors who were quick at offloading. Their scrum half Homer attempted a dummy but Quins were equal to the task.

When clearing Evans sliced a kick allowing Bath to come again. The home side's defence prevented their progression and eventually the referee Ben Whitehouse blew for a Quins penalty after Bath were deemed to have been blocking.

A quick line-out and Evans attempted to chip over the defence. He placed it out of the reach of Bath but his plan did not come to fruition due to an unfortunate bounce and sloppy retrieval of the ball. Advantage was being played at this point and Quins were given a second chance, restarting from the wing. It was not long before Bath regained possession. They kicked long and the home side gathered, kicking into touch.

Play was stopped momentarily for the referee to bring the TMO (Television Match Official) into action. Bath no. 4 Dom Day received a verbal warning for an infringement. Quins were awarded a penalty and kicked long for a line-out. Scrum to Quins on the visitor's 22.

Bath put on a real push and stole possession. They kicked to start a foot race but Quins retrieved and put on a sprint of their own.

Another scrum to Quins. This time they earned a penalty after Bath failed to hit straight. Clifford received treatment on the pitch but soon got back into the swing of things.

Evans kicked to the corner for a line-out. They pushed on. Chopping and changing, sly passes. Tom Williams crossed for a try in the corner with 15 minutes left of the first half. Evans converted from a wide position.

Quins were back in the game 7-10.

Bath attempted to drive though Quins but strong defence forced the visitors to knock-on on the half way line. Quins retrieved the ball. They passed it out to Twomey; Dickson sent it back inside. Bath were then penalised for not rolling away and Quins opted for the points; Evans kicking straight between the posts. All level after 30 minutes.

Quins again chose to run the ball out of their half following the restart. Evans did eventually kick into space but the ball was returned for Quins to come again. They chipped through to challenge a line-out in the visitors 22.

Bath did not throw straight and the home side were handed possession. Another line-out and they secured ball with advantage after Bath brought down the line-out. Dickson took a quick penalty and the ball was sent wide for Charlie Walker to score a try.

Despite the ball's best effort to curve back through the posts, the conversion was missed. 34 minutes gone and Quins lead for the first time this game 15-10.

Bath pushed back and attempted another chip through. It was easily gathered and they attempted to run it out.

Unfortunately the home side handed 3 points to the visitors – a penalty right in front of the posts. 3 minutes left of the first half and Bath reduced the deficit to just 2 points.

Evans kicked long for the restart. Bath worked their way out of their 22 before kicking. Easily collected by the home side. A game of football ensued as the clock ticked on.

Quins captain Lambert received treatment on his right arm but this was a momentary scare only. Scrum to Quins after Bath knocked on.

The ball was fed, Bath drove but Quins maintained possession. They wore the clock down and Evans kicked into touch to bring the first half to a close. Harlequins with a narrow lead.

Half Time: Harlequins 15 – 13 Bath Rugby

Evans got the second half going. Bath kicked straight into touch for a home side line-out in the visitor's 22.

Great passing to Sloan who received the ball mid sprint to cut through the defence. Quins were handed an opportunity to increase their lead early in the second half and Evans obliged: 18-13 after 43 minutes.

Quins defended the restart well and Sloan had to make a decisive tackle. He did but Bath were awarded advantage for not rolling away. They chipped through for a chase. Chisholm made it back, claimed the ball, so play reverted to the penalty. It was missed.

Another penalty came Bath's way after Quins went to ground. They kicked for an attacking line-out which the home team stole, earning their own penalty.

Evans kicked for a line-out just inside the visitor's half. An attempted chip through was blocked which wasted an opportunity to press on. Good defending, however, forced Bath to kick. This was also blocked but landed back in the hands of Bath who then successfully kicked long.

An easy catch for Chisholm who made strides back up the field. The ball eventually kicked into touch for a Bath line-out. They retrieved it and attempted to grab and drive. Quins were awarded a scrum and it was time to start bringing on the replacements.

The scrum was re-set twice before Quins were awarded the penalty which they took quickly: Bath driving early in the scrum. An attempted offload by Williams ended up in the hands of the visitors but they opted to kick back. Chisholm caught it in the air and powered back. A line-out went to Bath deep in the visitor's half and Quins put pressure on them, earning another penalty. Again they took it quickly and made their way into Bath's 22.

They started to telegraph their moves and Bath were awarded a scrum. The ball was fed but the scrum was deemed to have collapsed. And so the routine of re-setting the scrum started again.

Attempt two and the the scrum turned, the referee ruled the ball had worked its way out and Quins were awarded the scrum.

Dickson was ready to tap and go after the scrum collapsed but the referee ordered a re-set. The pitch looking the worse for wear following the snow and rain earlier in the day.

Quins were awarded a penalty on this occasion and opted for the points – Evans kicking a penalty right in front of the posts: 21-13 with one quarter of the game left to play.

Bath attempted to run the ball but the home side defence was strong and they won turnover ball. Their passing was solid. Bath were penalised for diving in the ruck and Evans, again in front of the posts, opted to kick. He pulled it wide with just 17 minutes left.

Bath kicked the restart ball long. Quins attempted to run it back but were slow in the ruck allowing the visitors to steal possession. Chisholm made a try-saving tackle just metres from the line. Quins found themselves under pressure for the first time since the early part of the first half. A warning was then issued to the home side after infringing just short of the line. Bath were awarded a scrum 5 metres out.

The visitors thought they had scored but were called back as the referee had already blown for a re-set scrum.

Homer fed the ball and a penalty was awarded after Quins failed to hit straight. They opted for another scrum. Bath were awarded a penalty try with 12 minutes remaining. It was converted and there was just 1 point between the two teams: 21-20.

Lambert was also sin-binned when the penalty-try was awarded.

A game of football ensued; Evans sending it high, Bath missing the catch. Under pressure the visitors sent the ball into touch for a Quins throw on the half-way line. The home side wanted to form a maul but it collapsed straight away. They kicked high and Bath collected, running it straight back. A chip through sent hearts racing as Bath made strides to the try-line. Bath, however, were penalised allowing Quins to clear into the visitor's half. Bath, sensing victory, pushed on. They again chipped through but Chisholm got to it first and cleared. The visitors, again under pressure themselves, sent it into touch.

Quins retained possession at the line-out and Casson broke through with a sly pass. Attempting to offload, the home side handed possession to Bath who broke but could not make it out of their half before Quins turned over the ball.

Sensing an opportunity Quins kicked on. It was retrieved by Bath who sent it back, Chisholm, who had played well all game, dealt with a difficult retrieval, and sent the ball back. Bath, however, still had a lot of pace and made it up the pitch.

In a game-changing decision the referee awarded Bath a penalty right in front of the posts. The successful kick put them back in the lead with less than 2 minutes from time: 21-23.

Bath were clinical in defending the ball, running the clock down. Harlequins had no further opportunities to salvage the game.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 21 – 23 Bath Rugby

13,767 attendance.

Harlequins travel to Gloucester next week in another Anglo-Welsh Cup pool game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Surbiton man jailed for abuse
A 64 year old man from Surbiton has been sent to jail for abusing two girls.

David Whitfield, who lived on Grand Avenue was accused of befriending families in order to spend time with their children.

The charges included 2 counts of rape on a child under 15 years of age.

The case only developed after a woman came forward two years ago to say she had been abused in the 1980’s.

Police praised the women for their courage.

Whitfield will go on the sex offenders register for life and has been sentenced to 5 different prison terms to run at the same time, with the longest being set at 10 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Calls for compensation for those who use Southern Railways into London Bridge
Commuters should get compensation if they use Southern Railways into London Bridge.

That’s the call from the MP for Sutton and Cheam.

Paul Burstow says it’s wrong that fares have gone up and yet the service being provided is the worst on the rail network.

Things are only likely to get worse as parts of London Bridge station are rebuilt over the next three years.

The MP is writing to the government to demand a compensation scheme for commuters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm  

Mother charged with murder of baby in Hammersmith
A woman has been charged with the murder of her baby daughter in Hammersmith.

31-year-old Federica Boscolo-Gnolo was arrested after reporting her daughter missing from a hotel in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

The body of 2 month old Farah hasn’t been found but her mother has been charged with her murder.

Ms Boscolo-Gnolo appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 3rd February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Man found dead in Wimbledon
An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Wimbledon.

Police were called to Durnsford Road at around 4.30 this morning.

The man, believed to be in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this early stage his death is being treated as unexplained.

Enquiries are underway to trace and inform next of kin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Southwest London schools get high marks
Schools across south west London showed they were among the top in the country with results that were released this week.

Sutton came in 4th with 72.1% of students getting 5 GCSE grade C and above.

Hounslow schools ranked 13th out of 151 education authorities in England with 66.1% receiving 5 good GCSE grades.

Merton schools followed close behind in 16th place with 64.2% of students getting 5 good GCSEs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Fashion opportunities in Wandsworth
A scheme to help young people who want to work in fashion is calling for applications for apprenticeships.

Fashion Enter has been working with Wandsworth Council to help connect local talent with employers.

Last November they hosted the first ‘Big Fashion Conversation’ the town hall where young people met professionals working for big name brands.

Details of the jobs available and how to apply can be found at www.fashioncapital.co.uk/apprenticeships/latest-vacancies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Friday, 30 January 2015

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Brian Blessed has withdrawn from a production of King Lear, days after collapsing on stage
The 78-year-old actor initially continued with the show in Guildford, in which he played the title role.

His agent says he's pulled out on medical advice because his heart condition is more serious than first thought.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A woman has died following a fire in Tooting

The blaze broke out in a residential care home in Laurel Close in the early hours of Wednesday.

The fire damaged part of a two roomed flat on the first floor of the home.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Four sentenced after Wimbledon violent aggravated burglary


Four men have received sentences of up to 19 years for a violent aggravated burglary in Wimbledon.

The Polish men, who were responsible for a sustained assault on the owner of the house in Kings Road, pleaded guilty last year to aggravated burglary.

In August, 55-year-old Paul Kohler (pictured) opened the front door to the four men who forced themselves in, repeatedly punching him in the head.



The university professor is still receiving treatment for multiple facial injuries and bruising to his body.

In total the four have been jailed for 64 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Lambert to captain Quins
Mark Lambert will captain Harlequins for the first time tomorrow in the Twickenham-based side‘s LV Cup match against Bath.

It will be the academy product’s 160th Quins appearance.

12 of the starting 15 have come through the development system at The Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Chelsea lose star striker for Saturday's match
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has received a three match ban for violent conduct.

He's lost his appeal against a Football Association charge and has been found guilty by an independent panel of stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's League Cup semi-final second leg.

Costa's suspension starts immediately - meaning he'll miss tomorrow's top of the Premier League match with Manchester City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

EasyJet backing Heathrow expansion
Budget airline EasyJet has said it's backing a plan to expand Heathrow Airport.

That's despite its biggest base currently being at Gatwick.

An Airports Commission, set up by the Government, is currently examining which of the two airports should be expanded.

Easyjet's Chief Executive Carolyn McCall says Heathrow expansion is in the best interests of passengers as it has the greatest demand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Children and young people have more to do than ever in Richmond after the Council invested £230k in play area upgrades
Three major play area upgrades have now taken place at Murray Park, Hampton Common, and Chase Green.

The improvements have been made following extensive consultation by the Council with residents. They include:

Murray Park

• New play equipment for toddlers.
• Repainting of existing play equipment.
• Additions to mini skate park and a new outdoor tennis table.
Chase Green
• A multi-use games area that includes football, cricket and basketball courts.
• An enclosed ‘Bark Park’ for dogs to exercise with obstacles.
• A large range of play equipment for young people including swings, natural elements, play road, trampoline and springers.
• A new fence line along the A316 service road will be reinstated to improve the security of the site.

Hampton Common


• £65k upgrade for play equipment specially aimed at toddlers including mounds, slides, swings, roundabouts, springers and space net. Working with the Friends of Hampton Common, the council received £25k from the London Marathon Trust towards the project.

Since 2005 the parks and open spaces across the borough have seen significant investment which has seen parks improve to award winning standards which is recognised both nationally and internationally.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

The picturesque surroundings of the Duke of Northumberland’s River in Whitton could receive a £400,000 revitalisation


It’s after Richmond was shortlisted for the Mayor of London’s ‘Big Green Fund’.

Richmond is one of seven London boroughs shortlisted for the award and the public now needs to vote for the project to be chosen.

If successful, Richmond Council, Hounslow Council, Rugby Football Union, SITA Trust and ZSL will provide the remaining amount required for the £400,000 regeneration project.

Voting is open for five more weeks.

The Duke of Northumberland’s River runs for four kilometres from where it leaves the River Crane in Kneller Gardens to its confluence with the River Thames in Old Isleworth.

The project proposes to make the Duke of Northumberland’s River a key link for wildlife and people between the River Crane and the River Thames.

This would be done through a series of coordinated projects designed to create a wildlife corridor for West London, and reinvigorate the community.

To vote, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Schurrle set for Chelsea exit
It looks like Chelsea's Andre Schurrle is close to a return to Germany with Wolfsburg.

His agent says a verbal agreement is in place and believes the transfer should go through today.

There's also wide ranging reports that Chelsea are edging closer to signing Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

A pub in Teddington is having its license reviewed after a brawl
The Teddington Arms has had a strict number of conditions set by the council and police.

A man was head butted and sustained a broken nose, fractured eye socket, and a brain injury following the fight last November.

Conditions include installing digital CCTV, having at least two supervisors on the door from 8pm until closing, and maintaining an incident book.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Harry Potter star hospitalised after leaving Heathrow
It appears Robbie Coltrane has been hospitalised in the US.

Showbiz site TMZ claims the 64-year-old was rushed to hospital following a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Orlando in Florida yesterday.

Coltrane, who was reportedly suffering from severe flu like symptoms, was met by paramedics on arrival in America and was taken to hospital where it is believed he will remain over night.

One of his representatives has confirmed he was taken ill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 am  

Sutton Great Place To Raise a Family
Schools in Chelsea are the top performing in the country for GCSE results closely followed by the London borough of Sutton.

Sutton came in 4th with 72.1 per cent of students getting 5 GCSE grade C and above.

St Paul’s, an independent school in Hammersmith, tops the table for the best A-level results in the country.

The figures come from the Department of Education’s latest statistics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Chelsea Striker Awaits FA Decision
Chelsea striker Diego Costa will find out later whether he has to serve a ban for violent conduct.

He's facing a three-match suspension for his alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's League Cup semi-final second leg.

Although not confirmed, it's believed Costa has contested the Football Association charge, which means the case will go before an independent panel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 am  

Wimbledon defender Smith returns to training
Defender Jack Smith has handed Wimbledon a boost ahead of a hectic spell of fixtures by returning to full training.

The left-back hasn’t featured since picking up a thigh injury against Cambridge on November 29th.

He won’t return for tomorrows match at Morecambe but is expected to be back sometime next month.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 am  

Surrey has been named as one of the most active counties in England


40% of adults take part in at least 30 minutes of exercise every week, according to the latest statistics from Sport England.

Surrey narrowly missed out on the top spot which went to Buckinghamshire.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Korean centre opens in New Malden
A Korean Information centre is opening in New Malden on Monday.

It’s the first of its kind in the borough.

The Korean community expressed the need for a centre offering them targeted help and advise on a variety of issues.

It’s been organised by the Korean engagement officer and will be open every Monday in the Kingston Environmental Centre.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Chelsea Back Costa
Chelsea striker Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.

If he’s found guilty, the first of a three-match ban, will mean missing Saturday’s game against Manchester City.

The FA will review the evidence, and resolved the matter on Friday.

He was charged by the Football Association on Wednesday over the incident.

It is understood Costa is appealing with the full backing of Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Heathrow Could Tackle Thames Flooding
Heathrow airport may contribute £300m to the River Thames defence scheme if it gets the go-ahead to expand.

The airport says its 16 billion pound plan for expansion offers a, once in a generation, opportunity to address issues like flooding.

Better flood alleviation schemes will be introduced to protect homes.

The government will contribute 220 million pounds towards the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

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Winter weather continues to wreak havoc
Commuters are being warned of snow and freezing temperatures across virtually all of the UK.

More than 200 schools were shut today, while road, rail and air services have also been affected.

This was the scene in Cobham an hour ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Tesco isn't commenting on reports the supermarket has started telling head office staff about job cuts
New boss Dave Lewis is planning to slash costs there by 30% as part of a reorganisation which will see the closure of its HQ in Cheshunt.

Tesco hasn't given a figure for the number of positions to go but it could be as many as 2,000 of the 8,000 who work there.

Yesterday, the supermarket giant revealed 43 shops would be closing nationwide, including Staines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Missing woman with links to South West London

Police in Wales are concerned for the welfare of woman missing for a week.

25 year old Khadra Hassan has links to South West London, Bristol and Swansea.

Khadra is black, 5’4”, slim with dark afro hair, usually tied back.

She was wearing skinny jeans, ballet pump-style shoes, a white jacket and was carrying a black shoulder bag.

Dyfed Powys Police is working with authorities in those areas as part of their extensive enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Palace make second signing of the day
Crystal Palace have completed their second signing of the day.

Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has joined until at least the end of the season.

Midfielder Jordon Mutch has also made a move to Selhurst Park, signing from QPR for an undisclosed fee.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

Anything Goes in Wimbledon


One of the best-loved musicals of all time, Anything Goes, opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre tonight.

Romance is in the air on the ocean liner SS American – but it’s far from plain sailing for the passengers.

The classic Cole Porter show stars Hugh Sachs, who is best known for his role as Gavin in Benidorm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Discs containing material relating to inquiries into the role of police in the death of Azelle Rodney, have gone missing
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed the loss and says it is taking it extremely seriously.

Mr Rodney, from Hounslow, was shot dead by officers as he sat in a car in North London in 2005.

In July 2013 a judicial inquiry found the Authorised Firearms Officer who fired the fatal shots had no lawful justification for opening fire.

The discs also contain details of the inquiry into the death of Mark Duggan – the man whose death sparked the London riots.

One member of MoJ staff has been suspended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

McLaren unveil new car
Woking based F1 team McLaren have unveiled their new car today.

After a 23 year break the car will be powered by a Honda engine.

New signing Fernando Alonso will be the first to test the car at the week-end.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Palace sign Mutch
Crystal Palace have signed midfielder Jordon Mutch from Premier League rivals QPR.

He only moved to Rangers from Cardiff in the summer.

Palace won't disclose the fee, but it's believed to be just under £5million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Fitness and technology collided in Raynes Park this morning


The Les Mills immersive studio, an RPM class with a difference, came to the David Lloyd centre.

Riders are placed in front of a cinema screen and experience the sensation of riding steep glaciers and sprinting around digital velodromes.

But it’s not for the faint hearted. Instructor Jamie led this morning’s class.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Tooting MP's mayoral chances improving
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has made a huge leap forward in the race to become Labour's candidate for London Mayor.

That's according to a YouGov poll, released today.

The study, carried out earlier this month, shows he now has more backing amongst Labour supporters than any other candidate, except for Tessa Jowell.

Last month, Jackie's Eliza Philips quizzed the Shadow Home Secretary on his mayoral intentions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Wallington drug raids
Police have carried out drug raids in Wallington.

Officers issued two drugs warrants on separate addresses simultaneously on the Roundshaw Estate just after 6 this morning.

Officers forced entry to a property in Vickers Close and found a suspected cannabis factory in the loft.

A 35 year old woman in Wallington and a 31 year old man in Banstead have been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Amir cleared for return to domestic cricket
Convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir has been cleared for an early return to domestic cricket in Pakistan.

The fast bowler was jailed and also banned from the sport for five years for his part in a spot-fixing scandal during his country's 2010 tour of England.

The 22-year-old's suspension was due to end on the second of September.

The International Cricket Council says he's admitted his guilt, shown remorse and co-operated with the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

During his ban, Amir received a warning after being caught playing a Surrey League game in New Malden, for Croydon-based Addington 1743.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

Cobham company being prosecuted
A company from Cobham is being prosecuted over the death of a lorry driver who was buried under a stockpile of animal feed.

Malcolm Harrison was working at the Cargill terminal at Liverpool's Seaforth Dock in September 2012 when a mound of soya meal collapsed on him.

The 64-year-old, from Keighley later died in hospital.

Following an investigation into his death, the Health and Safety Executive has brought criminal proceedings against Cargill.

The company is due to appear in Court today for an initial hearing charged with breaching Health and Safety rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Sentencing begins today after Wimbledon aggravated burglary
The two-day sentencing of four men for a violent aggravated burglary in Wimbledon has got underway today at Kingston Crown Court.

The Polish men, who were responsible for a sustained assault on the owner of the house in Kings Road, pleaded guilty last year to aggravated burglary.

In August, the 55-year-old homeowner opened the front door to the four men who forced themselves in, repeatedly punching him in the head.

He is still receiving treatment for multiple facial injuries and bruising to his body.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

House husband fights to keep Wimbledon home in divorce appeal
A stay-at-home husband is fighting a divorce ruling which he claims will force him to leave his £1 million home in Wimbledon.

Rupert Nightingale, who’s 42, says the judgement was biased because of his gender.

An appeal court was told 41-year-old accountant, Kirsten Turner, was the main earner during the seven year marriage, taking home £420,000 a year as a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr Nightingale was awarded a lump sum of £300,000 and around £50,000 a year in maintenance when the pair divorced in 2010.

He was unhappy when he was told the payments would be partly funded by the sale of their marital home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

People In Croydon Battle to Stay Housed
More than 31,000 Londoners are under threat of eviction according to research based on Ministry of Justice figures.

In Croydon 643 household battled in court to remain in their homes between July and September last year.

That’s over 1,600 people at risk of eviction.

Campbell Robb, the Chief Executive of the charity Shelter, said: "The capital’s shortage of affordable homes is pushing rents sky high; it’s getting harder for families to keep a roof over their heads."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Hounslow Steps Up In the Fight Against Domestic Violence
Hounslow is backing Croydon Council’s petition requesting the creation of a national register of domestic abuse offenders.

Councillor Sue Sampson’s sister was murdered by her estranged husband.

She's questionned why we have a register for sex offenders but not for domestic violence.

100 thousand signatures are needed for the issue to be debated in the House of Commons.

Click below to sign the petition.

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-register-of-domestic-abuse-offenders
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Car Thieves In Epsom
Detectives in Epsom are appealing for information after a man was forced to hand over his car keys to a gang of men.

The man was attacked at around 11 o’clock last night by masked men on Gatley Avenue.

They drove off in his grey Mercedes CLS.

Officers say the car could now be wearing fake number plates.

Police are advising people to ensure they report number plate theft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Chelsea Striker Faces Ban
Chelsea striker Diego Costa's been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

He's alleged to have stamped on Liverpool's Emre Can during last night's League Cup semi-final second leg.

The incident was not seen by the match officials at the time.

Costa faces a 3 match ban that could see him miss Saturdays match with Man City.

He has until 6pm tomorrow to respond to the charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth to take on Parliament


Muslim youth from South West London will be joining their counterparts from the rest of the country at the Houses of Parliament this lunchtime.

The event is to be hosted by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, to mark their contribution to the charity and volunteering in the British society.

The youngsters will be presenting cheques to 45 UK based charities totalling £340,000 that they have raised through fund raising activities throughout last year.

This figure brings the total funds raised by AMYA for UK charities to £1.5 million.

The list of charities includes the Royal British Legion, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, British Heart Foundation, Humanity First, The Silver Line, CLIC Sargent and MacMillan Cancer Support.

Farooq Afhtab, spokesman for the youth community, says Islam is often painted in a bad light, overshadowing the good work done by the youngsters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Elderly Woman crashes in Ewell this morning
An elderly woman was taken to hospital after being involved in a serious accident that closed the Ewell By-Pass this morning.

She was driving a Skoda estate when she "blacked out", colliding with railings.

Two fire crews attended the scene alongside paramedics and police.

It’s said the woman came away with minor spinal injuries to her neck.

The By-Pass has since re-opened at around 8.15am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Are you facing a postcode lottery over dementia care?
Sufferers of conditions like dementia and Parkinson’s are facing a ‘postcode lottery’ when it comes to care on the NHS.

New Government data shows patients are 18 times more likely to have their care funded in some parts of England than others, with those in the North more likely to receive funding than those in the South East.

South Reading is the worst area where health authorities paid care bills for an average of just 13.2 patients per 50,000 people.

And people living in Brent in North London are a fifth as likely to receive help compared to those in Richmond.

The figures have been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Katie Price under fire for CBB admission
Katie Price has defended using taxpayer's money to driver her disabled son to school in Wimbledon - a 100 mile round trip from where she lives in Sussex.

The model and a best-selling author, claims that her local council has 'a duty' to provide a taxi to take her son Harvey to his special school every day.

Ms Price is thought to be earning £500,000 from her latest TV stint, but says paying for her son's transport, which requires a driver and a nurse, would be "ridiculous."

A spokesman for Ms Price, also known as Jordan, said Harvey's school was chosen by the local authority and blamed the Government for it being so far away from her home.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Police still looking for Kingswood robber
The search is still on for a violent armed robber in Kingswood after Police eliminate a man from their inquiries.

A mother and her two daughters, one who was six months pregnant, were forced to the ground and kicked in the attacked.

Police issued a TV appeal on Crimewatch after the raid on their family home in November.

Members of the public called in naming a man in the footage, but after the police spoke to him they established there was no connection.

There is a £60,000 reward to find the offender.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

Wake up to breakfast in Sutton
It’s National Breakfast Week and there’s a competition in Sutton to vote for the best breakfast in town.

The competition kicked off on Tuesday with mascots including fried eggs on legs and stilt walking chefs.

All venues in the town can enter but they must register by the 20th of February.

Teresa Whitfield has more information as Marketing Manager for Successful Sutton on 0203 282 7198.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 am  

The RNLI’s Tower lifeboat station has been named the busiest in the UK according to new figures released today


Located next to Waterloo Bridge, Tower had its busiest ever year in 2014, having launched 543 times.

Hot on its heels was Chiswick, which has been named the second busiest launching 219 times, rescuing 116 people and saving 11 lives.

Further along the Thames, Teddington RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew launched 69 times in 2014 and rescued 11 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 am  

Twickenham MP's parliamentary aide quits in protest over fracking.
The Twickenham MP’s parliamentary assistant has quit in a protest over fracking.

Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt is to leave the post assisting Business Secretary Vince Cable.

Ms Munt says she cannot change her opposition to fracking and wants to defend the beautiful part of Somerset where the controversial process of mining shale gas is planned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Nearly 500 more applicants for Surrey schools than last year
The increase in the number of applications for primary school places in Surrey adds up to enough pupils for a multi-million pound school.

Surrey County Council has received nearly 500 more primary applications for next September than a year ago.

That’s the equivalent of filling a new two-form entry primary that would cost at least £6 million to build.

More than 13,600 applications for places were submitted by last week’s closing date - compared to 13,000 a year ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Water works in Sutton to last 34 weeks
The second phase of Sutton and East Surrey Water’s mains replacement works is now in progress – for the next 34 weeks.

The work stretches 1 and a half miles along the A25 towards Dorking.

Traffic should be mainly uninterrupted with occasional temporary traffic lights in place.

Sutton and East Surrey Water supplies water to more than 670,000 people in Surrey and parts of London, Kent and Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Takeaway in Ewell prosecuted for poor hygiene
A Chinese takeaway in Ewell has been prosecuted for breaching food safety rules, today.

A hygiene inspection found The Fortune House takeaway in Chessington Road had not improved despite previous advice.

Officers found the same work surface was used to prepare both raw and prepared food as well as raw chicken was left in the sink with cooked rice.

Owner Mr Tsang was fined 1,200 pounds and ordered to pay 400 pounds towards council costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

The hunt is on to find a man who exposed himself to an 11 year old schoolgirl in an alleyway in Worcester Park
It happened yesterday morning at around 7.55 in the route that runs between Avon Close and The Avenue.

Police have increased patrols in the area and are in contact with nearby schools.

The man is described as a white man, aged around 30, clean shaven and wearing a black puffa jacket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

It’s the end of an era for Heathrow airport tonight
Dubai International has taken over as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.

The United Arab Emirates airport says it had just under 70.5 million passengers last year, compared with around 68.1 million at Heathrow.

A spokeswoman for Heathrow claims it has been trying to increase capacity for a number of years and only operates at around 98%.

Britain has benefitted from having the largest port or airport for 350 years.

That's something pro - Heathrow expansion campaigners are trying to use to their advantage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Man ordered to forfeit cash
A man who observed people’s PIN numbers and stole their bank cards has been ordered to forfeit £3,000 cash found by police at his home.

30 year old Badar Dean Mahmood was sentenced to 12 months in jail in last year, after pleading guilty to stealing and using the cards.

He’d targeted vulnerable shoppers using cash machines in Sutton - including an elderly woman and a deaf man.

Officers searching his home discovered the £3,000 in £20 notes hidden under the seat of a child's bright yellow quad bike in the back garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Keira Knightley says the unusual spelling of her name is down to her mum's poor spelling

The actress, who was brought up in Teddington, says she was meant to have her name spelt conventionally with 'ie' instead of 'ei'.

But her mum wrote it down wrong on her birth certificate and only noticed the error when she got home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Sutton's Mayor "keeps the memory alive."


Events are taking place around the world to mark 70 years since the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated.

Councillor Hookway issued this statement at an event in the borough this morning.

"The events of the Holocaust were so terrible that most people concluded it was a period in history that could never be repeated. The events of recent weeks have proved them wrong in the most terrible way."


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

North Surrey residents urged to remain vigilant to stop fraud offences

Surrey Police is warning residents to remain vigilant following a number of recent fraud offences where elderly and vulnerable residents have been targeted in Spelthorne, Elmbridge and Runnymede.

Surrey Police has received a number of reports from residents who have received telephone calls from someone claiming to be a police officer or similar who then attempted to convince them to hand over large amounts of cash and bank cards.

The offenders often claim that a victim's bank cards have been stolen or used fraudulently and will ask them to phone their bank to cancel the card and will offer to send a courier to collect the card or a sum of money.

The fraudster then stays on the line and obtains the victim's bank details whilst they think they are phoning their bank.

A courier then calls at the victim's address saying they have been sent by the police to collect a parcel - the envelope containing the card or money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Hospital worker sacked claims vendetta against him
A Muslim hospital worker sacked after allegedly posting Facebook messages backing Isis, says he’s the victim of a “personal vendetta”.

NHS administrator Abdurrahman Siddique suggested aid worker Alan Henning deserved to die at the hands of Isis because he was a non-believer.

He was sacked from Hammersmith Hospital last week after his posts were brought to the attention of NHS bosses.

But he insists he does not support Isis and has deleted the relevant post.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

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Man arrested after alleged assault on schoolgirls
The 33-year-old was questioned by police following the alleged sexual assault on board a tram as it travelled through the Dundonald Road stop in South Wimbledon on Friday morning.

He has been bailed until a date next month.

Witnesses say commuters stepped in to help the victims - two girls aged 13 and 17.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

MP backs appeal to help save more lives


Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to help save the lives of more people with cancer in the constituency and across the UK.

He has met staff and volunteers at the charity’s shop in Richmond to find out more about how to beat the disease sooner.

Every hour, more than three people are diagnosed with cancer in London.

With predictions showing the number of people with the disease is set to rise steeply by 2030, Cancer Research UK says determined political action is urgently needed to help more people survive.

So in the run up to the General Election the charity has launched a new campaign – ‘Cross Cancer Out’ - asking election candidates to back a raft of vital measures to ensure cancer patients are diagnosed much earlier and have greater access to the best possible treatments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Police say Arnis Zalkalns would have been charged with murder
Police have confirmed they would have charged Arnis Zalkalns with the murder of Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Officers have been detailing evidence gathered against the 41 year old Latvian, who was discovered hanged in Boston Manor Park weeks after her disappearance.

It includes her mobile phone case which was found under his patio.

Detective Superintendent Carl Mehta admits police would have liked to have found Alice quicker than the month it took.





Our reporter Thomas McIlroy was at the press briefing today. He spoke to Chief Superintendent Carl Mehta (warning: graphic content in audio).

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Person struck by train
A person has been struck by a train close to Hampton Wick station.

Police and medics were called at around 7.30 – but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Surrey Against Domestic Abuse launches campaign aimed at young people
Surrey Against Domestic Abuse is encouraging young men and women to speak out through its Talk To Us Campaign.

The campaign is aimed specifically at 16 to 22 year olds who might be experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse.

It's hoped this will increase confidence in victims to report incidents to the police.

A survivor spoke to us about her experience - she has the following advice.


The full interview is available on the red button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Man left with serious injury after collision in Ealing
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a serious crash in Ealing.

Police were called to Hanger Lane yesterday afternoon following reports of a collision of a motorcyclist with a car.

A man in his 30s suffered a serious leg injury and was taken to a west London hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the car who stopped at the scene was uninjured and hasn’t been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Monday, 26 January 2015

Kingston Politics Lecturer talks about the Eurozone
There’s concern among European leaders after anti-austerity party Syriza won Greece’s general election.

It’s feared they could cause a crisis in the Eurozone.

But Kingston University politics Lecturer, Pete Finn, says there are deep rooted problems in Europe’s structure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

Complainers caught out by clocks going back
It's been revealed complainers against noise from Heathrow were caught out when the clocks moved back.

From the 94,000 complaints last year, 28,000 of them came from just 37 people.

They used computer software to send complaints automatically when aircraft were scheduled to fly over them.

But Heathrow noticed when the clocks went back in October, the airport received complaints exactly an hour before the plane passed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man from Balham is trying to track down the "girl he fell in love with on a train."
Crystal Palace fan, Angus Mainland, is asking Twitter users to help find her.

The 19 year old was travelling on a train from Bournemouth to Southampton on Saturday to watch his team play.

He sat next to the brunette during the journey and put his Crystal Palace scarf around her neck, before snapping a selfie of them together.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Missing teenager found
UPDATE: Surrey Police were searching for missing Denis Baran. He has now been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Police say they are continuing to spread the word about scams in Surrey

Officers descended on various banks in Leatherhead recently and spoke with numerous people offering advice.

Recent scams involve suspects claiming to be a police officer asking for bank details and sending a courier to collect money

Last week five offences were reported in Surrey including a man in his early 60s from Epsom who was conned out of £40,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Wandsworth’s residents are one step closer to having their say on proposals to bring AFC Wimbledon home to Plough Lane
A public meeting has been arranged for Monday the 2nd of February.

The move comes after some living in Wandsworth complained they weren’t being consulted because they don’t live in Merton.

Plough Lane is on the boundary of Merton and Wandsworth boroughs.

The 20,000 seater stadium would be built on the Wimbledon dog track site.

When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Monday the 2nd of February

Where: Drama Hall, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ.

Representatives from the development company behind the scheme will attend the meeting to explain the proposal and how it will affect residents.

The event will be chaired by Wandsworth Council’s deputy leader Cllr Jonathan Cook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Ghost 'photobombs' family photo
An eight-foot tall ghost has apparently photobombed a family snap at a pub in Hampton Court.

Teacher Debbie Monteforte took a photo of her husband Alex and their son Raphael at Christmas in the Kings Arms Hotel.

But when she looked at the photo later, she says a haunted face of a woman wearing a long dark coat was behind the pair in the photo.

A family friend told the Mirror there was no one standing behind them, and no place to hang a coat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Kingston Hospital has issued a statement regarding its controversial new parking scheme


With the full details, here’s Lucy Mayer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

MP joins fight against post office closure
A fight to save a post office in Wallington is now being backed by the area's MP.

The Co-Operative is planning to close the post office in their Mollison Drive branch.

Posting on Twitter, Tom Brake has written “the Co-Op prides itself on local convenience, it won't be convenient if they close the Post Office.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Kingston Council cash injection for Kingfisher Leisure Centre
Swimmers in Kingston can look forward to new improved changing areas at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

That's after a £420,000 cash injection for the popular swimming pool on Fairfield Road.

Kingston Council has successfully obtained a grant of more than £330,000 from Sport England for improvement works to the changing area.

Pfp Leisure, the current operator of the centre, will invest a further £84,000 to ensure a comprehensive refurbishment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Holocaust survivor to speak in Hounslow
A Jewish child refugee who escaped to England before the outbreak of the second World War will mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Hounslow tomorrow.

Ernest Simon, who was born in Austria in 1930, came to England as part of the Kindertransport rescue.

He’ll take pride of place alongside students from St Mark’s Catholic School at the ceremony at the Civic Centre.

The 84-year-old will speak about the Holocaust, racism and anti-semitism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Identities of dead pensioners revealed after dramatic nursing home evacuations
Two pensioners who died following the bungled closures of their inadequate care homes in Banstead and Sutton have been named.

For more than a month, officials refused to reveal the identities of 85 year old Alfred Dodd and 91 year-old Winifred Lake, or explain how they died.

Their families fear the huge upheaval of being moved out of the homes suddenly and dramatically, tipped their loved ones – both dementia sufferers – over the edge.

They want to know why a damning inspection report revealing serious problems at Merok Park, and its sister site, Grantley Court went unpublished for 8 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Road closed for toads
A road in Ham has been partially closed for the fourth successive year to allow toads to cross the carriageway unharmed.

Traffic has been stopped on part of Church Road to allow toads to migrate from their hibernation to breeding areas.

Richmond Council has written to people living nearby to warn of the disruption, which could go on until April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Hammond condemns Ukraine rocket attack
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned a rocket attack in Ukraine which killed at least 30 people including children.

Mr Hammond, who’s also MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, called on Russia to stop its material support to the separatists.

President Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon have also condemned Saturday’s attack.

A memorial service has been held in the eastern city of Mariupol to remember the victims of the attack, blamed on pro-Russian separatists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

More drivers in Kingston make claims for pothole damage
Almost 50-thousand British drivers made claims against councils highways authorities for damage caused to their vehicles by potholes in the last financial year.

The majority were rejected.

In Kingston 9 of 28 claims were successful with the total value of the claims paid out totalling just under six-and-a-half thousand pounds.

In Hounslow 8.7 per cent of all claims were successful while in Sutton only 2 of the 57 claims made were successful.

Seventy five per cent of all claims in Hammersmith and Fulham were settled.

The figures were obtained by the RAC Foundation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Woman dies in Epsom house fire
Police continue to investigate the cause of a fire at a house in Epsom in which an elderly woman was killed.

Fire services were called at about 8.15pm on Saturday after reports of a fire at a property in Fir Tree Close.

A woman was found in a bed and declared dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 am  

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Chiswick inspiration for open-air swimming pool plans
An online crowd-funding campaign to build a £10million open-air swimming pool in the middle of the Thames is to launch next month.

Initial designs for the Thames Baths feature a 25-metre by 10-metre main pool, filtration system and pool-side decking.

If planning permission is granted, it would open next year on the Victoria Embankment.

Architect 42-year-old Chris Rome-Lee is looking for sponsorship after being inspired after joining a Thames swimming club in Chiswick.

Since 2012, it’s been illegal to go for a swim between Putney Bridge and the Thames Barrier without permission from the harbour master.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Epsom Downs re-enactment
Hundreds of spectators have gathered on Epsom Downs today to mark the 100th anniversary of an inspection by Lord Kitchener of soldiers.

They’ve seen a re-enactment of the day in 1915 when Britain’s war secretary inspected 20,000 troops with his French counterpart Alexandre Millerand.

The inspection 100 years ago took place in snow, which reached 12 inches deep in places.

A commemoration service followed the inspection before the re-enactors placed a wreath at Epsom cemetery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police looking to trace two men after fraud offence in Epsom


Police in Epsom are looking to trace two men in connection with a fraud offence at a petrol station.

It happened at around 1.30 on Tuesday at the BP Garage on Dorking Road.

The cashier was handed a £50 note and a distraction technique was used to obtain more change from a member of staff.

It’s believed it’s linked to a similar incident at a pub nearby earlier on the same day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Transfer speculation
With just over a week left in the transfer window, speculation is hotting up with players who could be coming to or leaving South West London.

The Sunday Mirror says Chelsea will battle it out with Manchester City and Manchester United for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Daily Star claims that QPR boss Harry Redknapp is interested in bringing Dimitar Berbatov back to the Premier League from Monaco.

And the Sun says Berbatov’s old club Fulham are chasing Bolton captain Matt Mills.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Mourinho warning for fringe players
Jose Mourinho has issued a warning to the fringe members of his Chelsea squad following their FA Cup defeat to Bradford.

They lost 4-2 in the fourth round at Stamford Bridge, despite leading the match 2-0.

Mourinho made 9 changes to his starting line-up, and he raised doubts about the future of some of his players after the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Thameslink Disruption
Train passengers travelling from Gatwick, Sutton, Wimbledon and East Croydon to St Pancras have been warned to expect delays of up to 60 minutes.

Thameslink which runs services to London, has said a burst water main in the tunnel between Farringdon and St Pancras international is to blame.

Water levels have risen in the tunnel this morning.

Network Rail is continuing to keep the waters at bay with a pump but there is still a significant flood.

Listen to the latest Jackie travel for updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Putney Animal Hospital Is To Close
The RSPCA is to close the animal hospital made famous in the BBC TV show presented by the convicted broadcaster Rolf Harris.

The closure of Putney Animal Hospital and three other London clinics comes as it struggles with dwindling donations and a negative profile.

Critics are accusing the RSPCA of deserting its role of treating sick animals in favour of ‘politicised’ prosecutions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Twickenham Prepares For Rugby Fever
There’s only eight months to go until rugby fever takes over the nation – and Twickenham is at the very centre of the celebrations.

To enable residents and businesses to prepare, the Council has announced a number of information events.

They’re designed to provide up to the minute details on the plans to stage the major sporting event safely and with minimal disruption.

One plan under discussion, is to temporarily close a section of the A316 on match days.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Harlequins player Joe Gray set to make his 100th appearance
Hooker Joe Gray is set to make his 100th appearance for Harlequins today.

The Twickenham-based side is away at Castres Olympique in the European Champions Cup.

Kick off is at 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

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