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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Bus loses roof after trying to go under low bridge


A double decker bus has lost it’s roof after trying to go under a low bridge in Isleworth.

It happened in St John’s road.

Nobody was hurt, but the police have had to close nearby roads.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

RUGBY: England claims victory


The Calcutta Cup is up for grabs as Scotland head to Twickenham to face England in the Six Nations.

The first international between these two teams took place in 1871, with Scotland taking the honours, but over the course of history, the fixture has been dominated by England.

In 132 games played out by these sides, England have come out on top 72 times, with Scotland claiming 42 victories.

The last time Scotland beat England at Twickenham was in 1983, when tries from Roy Laidlaw and second rower Tom Smith helped seal a 22-12 victory over the old enemy.

Full time score: England 25 - 13 Scotland.

The roads in and around Twickenham are jammed at the moment. Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow us @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

34 is meant to be the happiest age of our life according to new research.

A study of the over 40s asked participants to reflect on different stages of their life and come up with a figure.

34 came out on top because it was the year many got married, had children or found love.

Soprano Katherine Jenkins was named as one of the happiest celebs - she got married at Hampton Court Palace last year – her 34th year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

SW London football preview
QPR could move out of the relegation zone today if they win their lunchtime kick off at home to Crystal Palace.

Rangers are currently three points behind 17th-placed Aston Villa in the Premier League.

In the three o'clock kick-offs, Brentford will stay in the Championship play-off places if they beat Cardiff.

Meanwhile Fulham could have their 8-point gap from the relegation zone cut if they lose at Sheffield Wednesday.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon could move up to tenth with a win at Exeter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Wandsworth starts building new homes
Wandsworth Council has started work on a new home building programme which will see at least 300 council rent homes built in the next 5 years.

The first developments are now underway in Nine Elms where 57 flats are being built across three disused sites.

Council leader Ravi Govindia says plans are in the pipeline for another 12 sites and surveys are underway to identify more potential schemes.

The new council homes will be made available to Wandsworth residents and a typical rent could be as little as 50% of local market rates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Heathrow needs a decision
Hounslow’s leader is calling for a speedy decision by the next government on the future of Heathrow after the Airports Commission makes its final report this summer.

Councillor Steve Curran says Hounslow, the airport and London cannot afford any more dilly dallying.

Any delay in making a decision, he says, will lead to continuing uncertainty which would be catastrophic for investment, jobs and prosperity in west London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 am  

Friday, 13 March 2015

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

UPDATE: Fire at Battersea Arts Centre under control


Photo: @GlutenFreeMrsD

Fire crews say they’ve got the blaze at the Battersea Arts Centre under control.

It broke out just after 4.15, with 80 firefighters and 12 fire engines attending the blaze at Lavender Hill.

A woman’s been treated for smoke inhalation, but there are no other reported injuries.

It’s believed 30% of the building’s roof has been destroyed.

Eyewitness Kate Panton was walking past just after it started, and told us the blaze was enormous.





Photo: Paul Foxcroft
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Hounslow man jailed after cannabis smuggling plot
Two men have been jailed over a plot to smuggle enough cannabis into the UK for everyone in the country to have two joints each.

They were arrested after police seized weed with a potential street value of 80 million pounds.

John Wright from Hounslow and Steven McDonald from Chatham have been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison between them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Police locate man after Walton-on-the-Hill collision
Police say they’ve found a man they were looking for following a collision in Walton-on-the Hill.

29-year-old Richard Baxter was driving a van yesterday morning when it crashed into a tree on Dorking Road at around 2.30.

He was located shortly after 8pm yesterday.

Enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision are on-going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm  

Teenager jailed after Roehampton killing
A teenager has today been jailed for 15 years after breaking into a home in Roehampton and stabbing the owner to death.

16-year-old Usher Ricardo Sawyers, from Putney, was just 15 when he viciously attacked 39-year-old Martin Thomas.

His accomplices, a 14-year-old boy who can’t be named and 20-year-old Odel Munroe-Sobers, both from Wandsworth, have been found guilty of manslaughter.

They’ve been jailed for seven and twelve years respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

House in Fulham searched as part of Neil Fox arrest
Radio DJ Neil Fox has been arrested for a third time by police investigating allegations of sexual assault.

Officers say he's been questioned today over claims made by an additional woman.

An address in Fulham was searched.

He was already on bail pending investigations into alleged offences against five other women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

Fire breaks out at a school in Weybridge


The emergency services are at the scene of a major fire at a school in Weybridge.

Black smoke can be seen billowing from part of St George’s Primary in Thames Street, which is closed off.



Children and teachers were evacuated from a school in Weybridge today due to a fire.

Black smoke was spotted billowing from an extension of St George’s Primary School in Thames Street just after 12.30.

No-one was injured, and fire fighters are currently looking into what caused the blaze.

Here's witness Ian Thompson.



Photos: Dale Stillers and NPAS Redhill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Cancer survivor credits Russell Watson for her recovery
An 81-year-old cancer survivor from Wandsworth is crediting Russell Watson's music as part of the key to her recovery.

The English tenor, who himself beat brain cancer in 2007, performs tomorrow night at the Wimbledon theatre.

Mavis Lawrence won a competition on Radio Jackie to have the chance to meet Russell during the interval.

She could barely believe it when she found out she had won the chance to thank her musical hero in person.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

Chiswick MP Calls for More Women In Parliament
There could be almost two hundred women MPs after May's general election.

The Electoral Reform Society says that would be a record - but it would still be less than 30 per cent of the total number.

Chiswick and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod called for the need of a woman and equalities select committee at this week’s PMQs.

She says the government should be held to account for its record on equality.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Transport for London releases CCTV still after yesterday's incident at Clapham South


Transport for London has released the still in a bid to prove that the station was not overcrowded, when a woman fell in between a tube and the platform during yesterday morning's rush hour.

Nigel Holness, LU Operations Director, said: “Just before 8am yesterday (Thursday 12 March) a passenger fell between the train and tracks at Clapham South station.

The passenger was recovered by the emergency services with non-life-threatening injuries.

We are investigating the incident to understand exactly what happened but we have already established that while the station was busy, the platform was not overcrowded.

The safety of customers and staff is our top priority and we do all we can to ensure customers can travel safely at all times.

Thankfully incidents of this nature are extremely rare on our network and the Tube is one of the safest railways in the world.

This follows heavy investment in safety improvements, and we are constantly seeking to further improve our excellent safety record.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

Battersea Dogs home plan for a special visit
The Queen is to open a multi-million pound kennel for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home next week.

The £4.8m development will provide a home to lost, abandoned, or unwanted animals until they can be re-homed.

Since opening in 1860 the home has offered shelter to three million stray and unwanted dogs.

The charity says they’ve seen an 84% increase in calls from owners wanting to give up their dogs since 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Burglars fail in Reigate raid
Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at a shop in Reigate.

Officers received reports at about 3.20 yesterday morning that two men were trying to break into Clive Allen jewellers in the High Street.

Extensive damage was caused to the front window.

Both suspects are described as white.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

Tories to select Kensington candidate today
The Conservative Party will today select its candidate to stand in Kensington in May’s General Election.

Three candidates were shortlisted following Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s decision to quit as MP.

Kensington stalwart Victoria Borwick, social campaigner Shaun Bailey and Independent Schools Council acting general secretary Charlotte Vere.

Local party members will make the selection after a meeting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am  

Thursday, 12 March 2015

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

32% of youngsters admitted to the Children’s Trust in 2013, were sent there because they’d been involved in an accident on the road


The shocking figure has been released by the Tadworth based charity, which helps rehabilitate children with brain injury.

Other reasons for admission included stroke, near drowning and meningitis.

John’s son Josh used the centre after he was knocked off his bike in 2011. He says the Trust gave them hope.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Crack down on litter louts in Hounslow
Hounslow Council is continuing its crackdown on grime and has issued more than 20 on the spot fines in the space of a week.

Two of the fines were issued to shops last week in Chiswick for flytipping.

Councillor Richard Foote wants people to know that litter louts and flytippers will be pursued and warns that the Council will be issuing fines for spitting as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

20 mile per hour speed limits are being trialled on some of London’s major routes.

Transport for London says it’s launched the trials in a bid to cut the amount of people killed or injured in accidents by 40% by 2020.

Clapham High Street and Earl’s Court road are two of the routes affected.

Over 27,000 people were injured or killed on London’s roads in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

A man involved in an accident in New Malden has died
Police were called to Kingston Road at 7am on Tuesday where they found the injured pedestrian, who had been hit by a car.

The 55 year old from Mitcham was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle concerned stopped at the scene. No arrests have been made at this stage.

Last week, the same stretch of Kingston Road was sealed off after a fire, where a man also died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Police in Wales are appealing for people in Streatham to be on the look - out for a wanted man

26-year-old Chad Lambert from Newport has breached his licence conditions after being released from prison on February the 6th.

He received a 16 month prison sentence for Affray after being convicted in July 2014. He’s now on recall to prison.

He is known to have contacts in Streatham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge has met the cast of Downton Abbey


The 33 year old travelled to Ealing Studios this morning, where she was shown around the set and introduced to cast members.

The Duchess, who is said to be a huge fan of the show, met cast members including Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern (Lord and Lady Grantham).

She watched from the side-lines as a scene for the next series was filmed.

Dame Maggie Smith, was unable to attend due to illness.

Pic: Kensington Palace
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

UPDATED: Passenger injured after falling onto the tracks at Clapham South station


A woman has been injured at Clapham South Station after falling onto the tracks.

British Transport Police were called shortly after 8 this morning to reports of a passenger hurt on the northbound Northern Line platform.

The woman believed to be in her 20s was taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

Emergency services had to use a "scoop-stretcher" to free her from between the platform and track where she was wedged.

It's thought overcrowding was to blame.

Services were suspended, and passengers asked to disembark and find an alternative route to work.

Enquiries are on-going to establish exactly what happened, but the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Pic: Laura Stevenson

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Strawberry Hill fire causes delays for commuters


A fire on train tracks near Strawberry Hill station has caused delays for commuters this morning.

People travelling between Twickenham and Kingston were disrupted, as no trains were able to pass through the station.

The fire brigade was called just after 9 o'clock, and the blaze was put out shortly after the power was switched off.

Network Rail says it's investigating the cause of the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Car crashes into home fronts in Carshalton
A car has been driven into the front of two houses in Carshalton.

Emergency services were called this morning just after 8 to reports of a Jaguar crashed into homes on Blakehall Road.

No one in either property was hurt and the driver was treated for minor injuries but he wasn’t taken to hospital.

No arrests have been made to date
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Former British Superbike champion jailed
A former British Superbike champion has been jailed for 12 weeks for assaulting his girlfriend after an afternoon of drinking at a pub in West Molesey.

45-year-old Sean Emmett, who's from West Molesey, was sentenced after pleading guilty to the attack, which happened in January.

After leaving the Lord Hotham pub, they got a takeaway and went back to the house they were staying at.

Emmett took offence to how his girlfriend, Lana Saoud, was eating, and grabbed her in the neck and hit her in the face.

As well as being jailed, the former racer has been ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Stolen statue found in Cobham
A stolen bronze statue dedicated to the memory of murdered Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne has been found.

The sculpture was presented to Burhill County Primary where she had been a pupil, after she was killed 15 years ago.

The 2ft statue was left outside a house in Cobham before 7.30 this morning.

Police believe three people were involved in its theft - but haven't yet made any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Crash victim named
A motorcyclist who died after he was involved in a collision with a cement lorry that failed to stop has been named by police.

39 year old Nick Gale from Fulham was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Kensington High Street on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place next Monday.

The lorry involved in the crash was later found in central London and the driver was not arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

Merton praised for work with vulnerable families
Merton has been praised for its transformative work with vulnerable families by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The Transforming Families initiative has helped turn around 326 families making them more independent.

The Council set up the scheme so that families experiencing problems could have a contact who could help them with anything from helping get the children to school to tackling youth crime or anti social behaviour.

The borough has been in the top 10 in London for helping families and were able to turn around 88% of its vulnerable families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Fulham Man Named After Fatal Accident
A motorcyclist who died after colliding with a cement lorry in Kensington has been named as 39-year-old Nick Gale of Fulham.

Police and London Ambulance were called to Kensington High Street at 10 on Tuesday morning.

The motorcyclist died at the scene.

The driver of lorry failed to stop but officers later recovered the vehicle in the W2 area.

The incident is currently under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

Hersham Mum Makes a Plea
The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has begged for a stolen statue dedicated to the 8-year-old to be returned.

The sculpture was taken from Sarah's primary school in Hersham this morning.

Sara Payne says she needs the public's help to bring the memorial statue back to where it belongs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 pm  

Hayes Man Convicted of Assisting Murderers
A man from Hayes has been found guilty of helping killers evaded capture.

24 year old Reid Daniel was one of three caught helping the gunmen.

He concealed a phone connected to one of the men and repeatedly checked on a car used in a shooting that left a young mother dead and another woman seriously injured.

Daniel will remain in custody until sentencing next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

Epsom Man Charged with Murder
A 21 year old man from Epsom has been charged with attempted murder of a 23-year-old man.

He will appear before Wimbledon Magistrates tomorrow also facing charges of possessing cannabis and carrying an offensive weapon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Three candidates shortlisted to replace Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Three candidates are shortlisted to replace Sir Malcolm Rifkind as the Conservative MP for Kensington following his decision to leave Parliament.

The plum seat came up for grabs as Sir Malcolm decided to quit before May’s election amid “cash for access” allegations which he denies.

Charlotte Vere, Shaun Bailey and Victoria Borthwick have been nominated, with local party members set to decide at a meeting on Friday.

Ms Vere and Mr Bailey both stood in 2010 but were defeated in Brighton Pavilion and Hammersmith respectively; Ms Borwick is a deputy mayor of London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

A cyclist, who was prosecuted by Police for speeding in Richmond Park, is facing expulsion from his cycling club


Rory Palmer pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court yesterday to exceeding the speed limit in Sawyers Hill in January.

The 42 year old now faces disciplinary action from London Dynamo, which uses the park for training.

Kingston Councillor Andrea Craig is calling for sanctions on cyclists who use the park as a race track.



MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith agrees there need to be tighter rules for cyclists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Ex-Surrey cricketer retires
Recently retired batsman Rory Hamilton-Brown says his passion for cricket dwindled following the death of former Surrey team-mate Tom Maynard.

The 23-year-old died in June 2012 after being struck by a London Underground train at Wimbledon Park Station.

Hamilton-Brown, who left Surrey later that year to re-join Sussex, has now been forced to quit playing after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

He’s told the BBC he “never enjoyed cricket to the same level after Tommy passed away”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

UPDATE: Tolworth Stabbing


Police are appealing for witnesses after a fight in Tolworth has left a man in hospital in a critical condition.

The 23 year old was stabbed outside the Rose Kitchen in the Broadway just before 6pm last night.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested.

The eatery (pictured) remains closed today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Surrey County Council decide to close six residential homes for the elderly
Surrey County Council has decided to close six residential care homes for the elderly because the buildings are too old and not fit for purpose.

The decision was made despite a protest held yesterday outside the Kingston offices where the meeting of cabinet members was held.

The Council said the local authority-run homes which include Brockhurst in Ottershaw and Park Hall in Reigate could "no longer continue to cope with the needs of constant nursing".

Frank Minal, of the GMB union, said there would now be an uncertain future for the elderly people affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

Man jailed after assaults in Lambeth
A man has been sentenced to six years imprisonment after he attacked women in their homes in Lambeth and Southwark.

35 year-old Emmanuel Ndegwe was in court yesterday after previously pleading guilty to stalking, trespass with intent to commit a sexual act and causing fear of violence.

The attacks took place during 2013 and into 2014.

Officers say it’s possible that Ndegwe may have attacked other women; anyone affected is urged to contact Lambeth police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Campaign underway to make Streatham High Road safer
A campaign is underway to make the A23 in Streatham safer.

With a number of accidents happening there in the last few years, a petition to improve road safety has been created.
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Charly Lewis is behind it, and says she doesn’t want people to think of the area as dangerous.



You can find the petition here.

You can listen to our interview with Charly in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Cable says Heathrow expansion lacks cross party backing
Business Secretary Vince Cable has cast doubt on the possibility of Heathrow getting a third runway.

He told a debate hosted by the London First group that Heathrow could not get the green light for expansion because it lacked cross party backing, even if the Davies Commission recommends it.

Mr Cable who’s also MP for Twickenham indicated that he would back expansion at Gatwick instead of Heathrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am  

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Sutton MP says we should be better at fighting cancer
Sutton’s MP presented a report in the commons today showing that despite equal levels of spending, the UK is falling behind in Cancer survival rates.

The report shows people are living longer after treatment for prostate cancer in Germany, France and Italy than in the UK.

The report shows survival is 10 per cent lower here partly because of late diagnosis.

Paul Burstow says even though the UK is a world leader in cancer research NHS patients don’t always benefit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

Tolworth Stabbing


A 21 year old man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing on Tolworth Broadway.

Police were called just before 6 this evening to reports of a fight between two men.

The 23 year old victim was treated by London Ambulance at the scene before being taken to a South London Hospital.

He is reportedly in critical condition.

Kingston police have blocked off part of the Broadway from the A3 while they carry out their investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

Whalefest returns to Brighton this weekend


The event, focussing on whale and dolphin conservation, is the biggest of its kind in the World.

All profits will go to keeping them in the wild, and not in captivity.

Wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan will be a guest speaker at the event at the Brighton Centre.

She moved from Esher to South Africa a decade ago – and says the move only made her more passionate about whale conservation.



For more details click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Man found with drugs in his underwear jailed
A 35-year-old man from Wimbledon, who was caught hiding crack cocaine in his underpants, has been jailed.

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

A biker has been killed in an accident in Kensington.

Police were called to High Street Ken to reports of an accident involving a cement lorry and a motorcyclist just after 10am.

The motorcyclist, a man in his late 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry failed to stop at the scene.

The vehicle was later recovered and the driver spoken to – he was not arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Woman missing from Hammersmith has been found
Police in Hammersmith were appealing for help to find 66-year-old Vida Kent.

Vida has since been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Charity match at Craven Cottage
Fulham have announced they'll be holding a charity match for the third year in a row.

A team of Fulham All Stars, captained by former Whites midfielder Sean David will compete for the Shooting Star Chase Cup.

They'll play a team of celebrities managed by actor Sean Bean in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Recognition for Whitton
People living in Whitton are celebrating after their neighbourhood has finally become recognised by the Royal Mail after a 40-year campaign.

The decision will mean the town can be used as part of a correct postal address.

Envelopes that had “Whitton” written on them often had the name scribbled out and replaced by “Hounslow” by Post Office sorting staff.

The town falls within the TW3 and TW4 postcodes, which won't change.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Man dies after New Malden fire
A man has died in hospital after suffering serious burns in a building fire in New Malden.

51-year-old Colin Edwards was found on Friday morning outside Clear House on Kingston Road.

He was transferred to Broomsfield Hospital in Chelmsford, but a police spokesman has confirmed he died this morning.

His death isn't being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

A man has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries following an accident on the Kingston Road in New Malden
Police were called at 7am.

It’s the second time in the space of four days that Kingston Road has been closed.

A fire on Friday meant the route was shut for over 5 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

A man has died after allegedly falling from the Tolworth underpass junction of the A3
The route was closed on the Southbound section just after 10 o’clock .

Police say it is likely to remain shut for some time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

Man refuses to use Chelsea restaurant again after spotting dead mouse
A regular visitor to an American-style crabshack in Chelsea says he'll never go back after spotting a dead mouse behind the bar.

19-year-old Maurice Blake took his wife Melissa to the Big Easy on King's Road for a Sunday lunch date.

While waiting at the bar to be seated, they spotted the rodent in a crevice.

The owners of the restaurant, which has a three-star rating from the Food Standards Agency, insist there was no infestation.

They told the Evening Standard the mouse must have wandered inside, and they called in a pest control specialist immediately after finding it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Accident in New Malden
A man’s been taken to hospital in a critical condition after an accident in New Malden.

Police were called at around 7am to reports of a car in collision with a pedestrian on Kingston Road at the junction with Wellington Crescent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Boris Johnson dons hairnet and gumboots in Chessington
Boris Johnson’s donned a hairnet and yellow gumboots as he launched National Apprenticeship Week on an industrial estate in Chessington.

London’s Mayor posed for photographs with a large yellowfin tuna and other fresh fish at the New England Seafood factory in Cox Lane yesterday.

He met apprentices and confirmed plans for a scheme that will create over 3,500 new apprenticeships across the capital.

He said the programme will reach out to those companies ‘yet to dip their toe into the rich pool of talent contained in our capital.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Woking-based Formula 1 team driver will be OK for second race of season
Fernando Alonso's manager Flavio Briatore is "100-percent" sure the two-time F1 world champion will be back for the Malaysian Grand Prix later this month.

The Woking-based McLaren team driver will miss this weekend's season opener in Australia on medical advice - after crashing in testing last month.

He had concussion as a result.

But Briatore says Alonso has fully recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Weybridge MP defends British intelligence agencies
The Foreign Secretary criticises people who he says are trying to 'excuse' terrorists such as Mohammed Emwazi.

The campaigning group Cage recently claimed the Londoner who's been dubbed 'Jihadi John'- had been harassed by MI5, provoking his radicalisation.

But Philip Hammond who’s also the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge says that terrorists are responsible for their own actions -and that the 'brilliance' of the intelligence agencies is helping to keep Britain safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals rated as good
A new inspection has rated Ashford and St Peter's hospitals as good.

The CQC report was carried out in December with the results out this morning.

Best practice included good team working and dealing with patients end of life care.

The report identified that areas for improvement included reducing A and E waiting times and having more skilled permanent staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Man from New Malden jailed after causing 'terrifying ordeal' in Camberley
A man was left hanging onto the bonnet of a car for almost a mile on a dual carriageway in a terrifying ordeal.

Uninsured Grzegorz Musial from New Malden clipped the wing mirror of the victim’s car in Camberley in October last year.

After saying he would call the police, the victim was hit by Musial and was left clinging to his windscreen wipers.

He suffered serious ankle injuries and a broken nose.

Mr Musial has been sentenced to 14 months in jail and was given an 18 month driving ban.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

Boy's phone stolen after he was threatened with violence in Epsom
Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Epsom.

A 17-year-old boy was targeted at around 8.30pm last Wednesday by 4 men on the footpath between Ewell East station and Reigate Road.

The offenders threatened the boy with violence until he handed over his phone before leaving the scene in the direction of the station.

One of men is described as white with short brown hair and around 5ft 11” tall and was wearing a tracksuit.

A second man was wearing a hooded top with a scarf covering his face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 am  

Monday, 9 March 2015

The Kingston £ goes electronic
A pilot to introduce the electronic Kingston Pound will get underway later this month.

People will be able to buy into the local currency which helps to support independent shops in the borough.

One of the organisers, Andrew Connelly says the project is a great way for people to invest in their community and determine the shape of their high streets.



You can find out more and hear the full interview on the Jackie Red Button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

The Jackie News Pod


Radio Jackie's 15 minute podcast of all the day's news for South West London and North Surrey is now online.
It's updated weekday evenings from 7pm.
Simply click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

David Cameron's set out plans for another 500 free schools in England if he's re-elected as Prime Minister
He's also announced nearly 50 others will be approved before Parliament's disbanded.

Labour claims a third of free schools - which are outside local council control - are under-performing.

Speaking in Isleworth, the PM says they're the solution to school place shortages.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Police have arrested a 16 year old boy in connection with an accident in North Cheam
The teenager was arrested for theft of vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.

In the early hours of Saturday the 28th of February, a pedestrian was knocked down while crossing Malden Road where it meets London Road.

The rider was knocked off his bike, but got back on it and continued with his journey. The 53 year old victim sustained injuries to his leg.

The 16 year old has been bailed to return in mid-May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Police identify man whose body recovered from the Thames
Police have named a man whose body has been recovered from the River Thames at Putney.

48 year old Michael Hill was reported missing after getting into difficulties while on the Thames in February.

Mr Hill, a rowing coach, taught at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith.

He was also a coach at the Thames Rowing Club in Putney.

His next of kin has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Boyband Blue released their album Colours today


Here, they tell us what lies in store for fans.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

London Ambulance Service recruits a second round of paramedics from Australia
Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service are back in Australia after successfully recruiting 175 new crew members last September.

The team will be in Sydney and Melbourne until the 20th of March and are to interview over 250 candidates.

Many medics recruited from ‘Down Under’ last autumn are already treating patients on the streets of the Capital.

Australian paramedics have a close skills match to their British counterparts and there’s only a 3-week familiarisation course and driver training before they can begin work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

MEP calls for tougher laws on smuggling illegal animal products
A South East MEP’s calling for tougher penalties for people who bring illegal animal products into our region.

Catherine Bearder from the Lib Dems has today launched the ‘MEPs for Wildlife’ campaign to put more pressure on the EU to tackle such crimes.

The group wants Brussels to draw up an action plan to stop smuggling and want to raise awareness of the diversity of products involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Fundraising success at Hounslow anniversary dinner
A black tie dinner commemorating 50 years since the birth of the borough of Hounslow has raised thousands for charity.

It’s been announced that £1,600 was raised in a raffle on the night last month.

That’s also been matched by Barclays Bank, and the £3,200 will go to Hounslow Community FoodBox and the London Wildlife Trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Boris Johnson visits Chessington factory
This is National Apprenticeship Week.

And the Mayor of London Mayor is marking the start of it with a visit to a factory on the Chessington Industrial Estate.

Boris Johnson is currently meeting apprentices at the New England Seafood factory in Cox Lane.

The event is to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Sutton police search for owner of dumped classic car
Police are making a final attempt to trace the owner of a dumped classic American car.

It’s to save the white Chevrolet Impala SuperSport from being destroyed after it was found abandoned at the roadside in Sutton.

The rare sedan was recovered to a police pound after it was found damaged at the junction of Cheam Road and Belmont Rise three weeks ago.

Officers have arranged a 'stay of execution' for the vehicle until next Monday – it has an Idaho registration plate of 2CJ M614.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Surbiton bookshop recognised
A bookshop in Surbiton has been named on the eight-long shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year.

Regency Bookshop in Victoria Road has won the London category.

The winner will be announced at the Bookseller Industry Awards Ceremony in May, with a prize of £5,000 up for grabs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Boyband Blue are back with their brand new album Colours, released today


It’s the fifth studio album for the London boys who had hits with songs like All Rise and Too Close in the early naughties.

Since then, there have been TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Eurovision and Celebrity Big Brother.

We asked the lads if the new soul sounding single King of the World, is a taster of a new grown up sound to come.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Residents clean up Tolworth


People power has prevailed in Tolworth today.

A load of residents have spent the morning cleaning a notorious fly tipping zone behind Tolworth Broadway.



After Kingston Council said it couldn’t help clear Broadoaks because it’s not council land, those living and working there decided to take matters into their own hands.

Jackie’s Lucy Mayer has been helping with the cleanup.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

No drones in Bushy or Richmond Parks
Drones have been banned from royal parks across London.

The remote-controlled aircraft cannot be used in any of the open spaces across the capital.

Signs have gone up in every Royal Park, including Richmond Park and Bushy Park warning: ‘The flying of drones or model aircraft in the park is prohibited.’

A parks spokesman has told the Mail they can have a negative impact on wildlife and interfere with the safety and comfort of park visitors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Harlequins end losing streak with a win over London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop
Clear blue skies greeted the two sides as they emerged on the pitch at the Twickenham Stoop. Harlequins versus London Irish.

The home side had not won since January and were determined to end a 3-game losing streak in the Premiership (5 games through all competitions).

Past performance between these two teams gave Quins the advantage; having lost only one of their last five meetings against the Exiles.

Luke Wallace, at only 24 years old, earned his 100th senior cap and led Harlequins out to face their rivals.

Evans kicked off proceedings and Irish, wearing white, put immediate pressure on the home side. It was Quins, however, who earned the first penalty after stealing possession and Evans kicked to the corner for an attacking line-out within the opening two minutes.

They secured line-out ball well and supported each other, pressuring the try line. The referee, JP Doyle, paused play for a check with the video referee. A penalty was given and Evans opened the scoring with 3 points kicked right in front of the posts.

The re-start was kicked long and Quins had a line-out deep in their own 22.

Robson, captain for today, took it well and the defence came in to give Care enough time to box-kick out.

The ball was eventually collected and sent back with another line-out on the Quins' 22 which Matthews secured. Evans kicked long; it was returned and Quins then attempted to run out of their own half.

Lambert was forced to act as scrum-half as Care was buried deep within the ruck. It was passed to
Easter who took a heavy hit. The ball was then kicked for Irish to gather.

The first scrum of the game came in the 9th minute within the visitor's 22. Quins had the put in. It was then re-set with Quins still in possession.

This time it was executed with efficiency and Yarde was illegally taken out, handing another penalty kick to Evans; another 3 points on the board and a verbal warning to London Irish. 6-0 after 11 minutes.

The visitors again sent the re-start long and it was knocked on handing a scrum to Quins just outside their own 22. Again it collapsed. Irish applied the pressure when the ball was fed a second time and earned a penalty. They kicked for an attacking line-out and Quins stole. The referee stopped play, handing possession back to the visitors for interference in the line-out.

This time Irish opted for the posts. After 15 minutes London Irish joined the scoreboard: 6-3.

The visitors gathered the re-start ball well but kicked it back. An aerial battle ensued until Evans kicked too far allowing the visitors to call the mark and clear their lines.

Quins won line-out ball but an attempted chip over was intercepted by London Irish. It eventually found touch with an Irish line-out just inside the home sides' half. Quins stole possession and made good progress up the field: Evans earning another opportunity to send the ball between the posts: 9-3 after 19 minutes.

The Exiles kicked off and Quins handed possession to the visitors with a scrum following a forward pass. Re-set scrum with Quins being penalised for not hitting straight.

Steele fed the ball for the visitors and the referee awarded them a penalty. Geraghty kicked between the posts bringing their deficit to just 3 points: 9-6.

Re-start and Quins retained possession. They were quick on their feet and attacked with purpose. Irish challenged at the breakdown and Quins were awarded another penalty which Evans placed well. The Exiles got another talking-to from the referee: 12-6 with 15 minutes left of the first half.

Quins gathered the re-start ball and Care box-kicked out. The visitors gathered and broke the Quins' defence but an important tap-tackle prevented a break-away try. They continued to push but the home side earned a scrum in their own 22.

It was fed quickly and sent back for Evans to clear. Irish sent it high; Evans collected and Quins ran with ball in hand. Easter still brimming with confidence from his England performances crossed the game line – always willing to get stuck in and push the boundaries.

Great teamwork allowed Care to cross for a try after 29 minutes; Hopper holding off his pass as long as possible to keep the defence focused on him and not the scrum-half. Evans converted: 19-6.

London Irish attempted to run out of their own half but spilled the ball forward. Quins acted quickly with the referee playing advantage. Play was, however, brought back for Evans to kick for a line-out.

In a rare line-out error this game, the home side over-threw the ball. London Irish gathered and kicked high. James Short beat Chisholm to the ball after the Quins' full-back allowed it to bounce and he powered on for an easy try for the visitors. It was converted: 19-13 with 5 minutes left of the first half.

A knock-on handed a scrum to London Irish. Re-set. It collapsed again and Quins were penalised. The visitors kicked for a line-out on the half-way line. They secured the ball but were unable to get a maul formed. They kicked high and Chisholm collected. It was fed back and cleared. Irish came again and after a spillage Quins kept possession and ran it out of their half.

Evans then kicked but Irish kicked back. It bounced awkwardly for Chisholm who was then rushed into kicking and he was charged down. Irish did not make the most of this opportunity allowing Robson to intercept a lazy pass. Quins pushed their way up the field. Tempers frayed as the Exiles were awarded possession. They kicked into touch to end the first half.

Harlequins by far had command of the half, playing with pace and intent. However a lack of concentration allowed an easy try for the visitors and an opening back into the game.

Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 19 – 13 London Irish

There was still an air of optimism in The Stoop and the fans, as vocal as ever, cheered Harlequins back onto the pitch for the second half.

London Irish got proceedings underway. Quins sent it back and Irish chose to run with the ball. They made it into the home side's half and a grubber kick was gathered safely by Quins who then earned the put-in at the scrum. Penalty to Quins and Evans managed to find touch just inside the Irish half.

The ball was gathered and passed quickly. Another penalty to Quins after an illegal steal and Evans again placed the kick well into the corner. Matthews juggled but secured line-out ball. A maul was formed and advantage was awarded to the home side who again kicked for a line-out. The referee spoke to London Irish but no card issued.

Another successful line-out for Quins who passed quickly and used group strength to push on.

Irish stole and made it out of Quins' 22 before kicking long. Chisholm collected and ran; the home side back into the Irish 22 with Hopper crossing the try line. Evans again split the posts: 26-13 with 31 minutes left.

London Irish were awarded the put-in at the scrum after Clifford knocked on whilst trying to secure re-start ball. The scrum was again re-set and after another collapse Quins were awarded the penalty after Irish failed to hit straight.

Evans kicked for a line-out just inside the Irish half. The ball reached Care who broke and chipped over but the bounce was favourable to Irish who carried it back across their own line.

Matthews received attention from the physios and was replaced by Talei with 27 mins left.

Scrum to Quins on the 5 metre line.

Irish pushed well and earned a penalty but could not make it out of their own half. They secured ball and kicked long only for Quins to run it back and Evans to clear.

A game of football ensued until Quins decided to run it back into the opposition half. Scrum to Irish just inside their half. Another penalty to Irish and Robson and Shields were spoken to by the referee.

At that point Shields, who was playing his first premiership start for Harlequins, was replaced by Marfo with 23 mins left.

Stealing line-out ball, Quins made strides forward and a grubber kick landed in touch 10 metres from the try line. Irish secured the ball but kicked long. Yarde ran it back into the visitor's half. It was then passed wide and went into touch for an Irish line-out still within their own half.

The Exiles took it well and chipped over into the waiting Quins arms. Football ensued until Irish kicked into touch. Quins took a quick line-out and made progress until it was knocked on for an Irish scrum on the half-way line.

The ball was out and Irish attacked quickly – too quickly throwing it straight into touch. Care came off, replaced by Dickson; Monye also entered play replacing Chisholm with 17 minutes left.

A good maul by Quins who then passed wide. Evans attempted a chip over but it was charged down, luckily still landing in Quins' hands.

Scrum to Quins and again good pressure from the visitors. The home side retained possession but kicked long for an Irish attack. Quins chased well and forced play back into the Irish 22.

A quick line-out by Quins and Irish stole the ball sending it from one wing to the other. Tom Fowlie crossed for a try with limited defence from Quins. It was converted and London Irish brought themselves within 6 points of the home side: 26-20 with 13 minutes left.

The re-start ball was secured by Irish who sent it back into the waiting arms of Monye. The ball was passed and kicked too long allowing Irish to call the mark and clear.

The home side secured line-out ball and powered forward but lost possession. Clifford made an important tap-tackle but seemed to have injured himself in the process. In typical rugby style Clifford shook it off an continued.

Irish were awarded a penalty and kicked for an attacking line-out. They formed a maul and passed. It reached the far wing before coming back central. Quins stood firm in defence and earned a penalty after the visitors failed to release the ball.

Evans kicked for a line-out on the half-way line. They secured it and formed a maul. Another penalty to Quins and Evans found touch deep within the visitor's half. It was thrown long but Quins retained possession. They worked together up the field and gradually made ground. Frustrating for the wingers as the ball was attacked centrally despite an available overlap.

Irish earned a penalty and cleared their lines. They retained possession at the line-out but Quins forced them back. They had to run from deep but were up to the challenge. Harlequins got the put-in at a scrum just inside their own half. It was re-set. Lambert ran with the ball but lost possession when attempting an offload.

Quins got turnover ball and Easter again powered over the game line. Another rushed offload by the home side handed possession to Irish who then made strides down the wing, going into touch and handing a line-out to Quins. They secured the ball and Dickson ran with it until the clock counted down.

He kicked into touch as the fans erupted with a win.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 26 – 20 London Irish

14,800 attendance.

Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne after the game. Go to the Radio Jackie Red Button to hear the interview.

With Gloucester's draw at home to Northampton Saints, the win for Harlequins has launched the Twickenham-based team into 8th place in the English Premiership.

A three-week break now follows for Quins who face a tough contest against Saracens at Wembley Stadium on 28th March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Richmond fuel grant deadline extended
The deadline to apply for this year’s fuel grant has been extended across Richmond for another two weeks.

320 people have so far applied for the one-off grant of up to £85 to help pay for their heating bills.

It’s open, with conditions, to those who are on a low income.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Girl says she was arrested in Croydon as police mistook comb for a gun
A schoolgirl who was detained in a police cell overnight says she was arrested because police mistook her afro-comb for a gun.

Thomas McIlroy reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Protest against care homes closure proposals planned for Tuesday
A protest lobby has been organised for Tuesday over Surrey County Council’s proposals to close its care homes.

It will coincide with the cabinet meeting which will decide whether to go ahead with the closures, which it says are due to the instability of the buildings.

But Paul Couchman, from Save Our Services in Surrey, which is behind the protest in Kingston, says this isn’t the case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Leisure centres set for investment in Wandsworth
Wandsworth councillors have approved an extra £1 million to keep leisure centres in top condition.

£1.3 million has also been set aside to pay for a new 3D all weather pitch in Battersea’s Falcon Park.

Between now and March 2017 an extra £1 million will be spent renewing roofs of swimming pools in Balham and Putney.

The extra money to improve sports and leisure facilities is part of a wider investment worth £70 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Driver hospitalised after Morden crash
A driver’s been hospitalised after a crash in Morden this morning.

Police were called just before 8 o’clock to Morden Hall Road to find a car that had collided with a central reservation and traffic lights.

Two cars were involved in the collision – a Fiat and a Peugeot – which ended with the traffic lights underneath the car.

The Peugeot driver was taken to hospital, but the extent of their injuries isn’t currently known.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Kingston Police Borough Commander pleased with live-tweeting event
Kingston Police’s Borough Commander says he hopes the force can continue to be more transparent.

That’s after it live-tweeted all of its calls last Thursday from their @MPSKingston account.

Chief Superintendent Glenn Tunstall believes it was a hugely successful exercise.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Armed robbery in Chipstead
A man has been threatened with a gun during an armed robbery at a pub in Chipstead.

It happened just after 12.30 yesterday morning in the White Hart pub in Hazlewood Lane.

A man and a woman were locking up the pub, when two masked men in black entered.

They kicked the male member of staff in the chest and were then shown to the safe, leaving with a haul of cash.

Police say they then fled the scene with a third man, who was waiting outside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am  

Tube strike after Morden colleague sacked ends
An overnight strike by London Underground workers has ended.

Members of the RMT union walked out for several hours in protest at the sacking of a colleague at the Morden depot.

There haven't been any reports of major disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Putney MP speaks on chauvinism in Parliament
The right for women to hold public office is one of the focuses of International Women's Day today.

Events are being held around the world to mark it.

Putney MP Justine Greening rose through the political ranks to become Transport Secretary - and now holds the International Development brief.

She doesn't think Parliament is as chauvinistic as it used to be.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

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