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Saturday, 21 March 2015
UPDATE: Ireland crowned 6 Nations winners after England fail to score enough points over France
Final Score: England 55-35 France
At half time at Twickenham, it's England 27 - 15 France.
So it all ends with Le Crunch. The simple view is that England are a side making progress and France are a team in turmoil, but recent games between the two have been tight.
It is three wins apiece in the last six, with England's 10-point win two years ago the biggest margin of victory - a slight concern if England have a big points difference to chase. But home form is a significant factor for England, having beaten the French in 11 of the last 13 games at Twickenham and having lost only one home Six Nations game in their last 12.
Couple this with the fact France have won just four times away from home under Phillipe Saint Andre, and it is hard to back the visitors but they will be tough to break down - they've only conceded two tries all tournament.
England must beat France by 26 points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 pm
Winners announced in Kingston Hospital's first Volunteer of the Year Awards
Winners have been announced for Kingston Hospital’s Volunteer of the Year Awards.
2015 is the first year these awards have been given to volunteers.
Dr David May, winner of the lifetime achievement award, worked in obstetrics from 1979-2001 and now supports the Maternity team.
Last year, the hospital’s board signed off a strategy for volunteering which has seen the number of volunteers grow from 300 to over 700.
You can find out more about volunteering, nominations and the awards criteria here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
Surrey Chief Constable commends 3 men for saving life of PC near Heathrow Ariport
Three men have been commended for saving the life of a Surrey Police motorcyclist.
Marcel Bakker, Frank Thigpen and Michael Pellegrino helped PC Andy Holmes who was injured in an accident near Heathrow Airport.
Surrey Chief Constable, Lynne Owens, presented them with commendations in a ceremony at Guildford Cathedral on Thursday.
PC Holmes tells us about the heroic actions of the men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
AFC are playing at home to Portsmouth this afternoon
AFC Wimbledon are playing Portsmouth today.
John Creasey reports
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Rainbow Trust is seeking help in Leatherhead and Cheam
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity is calling for urgent help in its Leatherhead and Cheam shops.
The charity relies almost entirely on donations for its funding but it’s also asking for more assistance.
The shops are currently looking for volunteers to help with a range of tasks including sorting and pricing stock as well as serving customers.
Stuart Maslin, head of retail at the Trust tells us about the work the charity carries out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
SW London football preview
Crystal Palace face a difficult away trip to Stoke today in the Premier League.
Despite only being separated by four places in the table, manager Alan Pardew has admitted there's a gulf in class between the two sides.
In the Championship, Brentford will stay in the playoff places if they beat Millwall in the 1 o'clock kick-off.
And at the other end of the table, Fulham could be as little as three points from safety if they lose to Huddersfield.
And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon will move above Portsmouth should they beat them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Egham university finds anti-drinking campaigns are counter productive
Advertising by the government to tackle binge drinking is irrelevant, according to the drinkers themselves.
That’s according to a study by researchers at Royal Holloway in Egham who worked with a team from three other UK universities.
They found the multi million pound anti-drinking campaigns could have the opposite effect on those most at risk of drinking excessively.
This is because official messages don’t work with groups where behaviour is driven by the need to subvert rules.
The researchers found more targeted and practical interventions may be more effective.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am
Hounslow wants Heroes
Hounslow is looking for heroes. They want nominations for their Community Safety Hero awards which recognise people who have made their community better through heroic efforts.
Last year, award winners included a window cleaner who saved an elderly woman from a fire and a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator who helped police close a crack house.
The Council knows heroes come in many shapes and have a number of categories for the awards, including neighbourhood watch, individuals, residents, volunteers, businesses against crime and outstanding hero.
If you know a hero, the deadline to nominate them is the 8th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am
Friday, 20 March 2015
Man in Croydon jailed for life
A man who forced his way into a house in Croydon and shot two people has been jailed for life.
23 year old Zarak McKoy of Hambrook Road, was found guilty of GBH with intent at Croydon Crown Court on Monday.
Police were called to an address in Kingsdown Avenue last July - where a 19 year old man and a 20 year old woman were found with gunshot injuries.
It's believed McKoy and another man - thought to be the ex-boyfriend of the female victim - shot the pair.
Officers are still trying to trace the other suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm
Missing girl from Reigate found
Missing Reigate teenager Natalie Wilson has now been found safe and well.
Police have thanked the public for their assistance in locating her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm
Made in . . . Epsom
Made in Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh has been unveiled as one of the ambassadors of the Investec Derby Festival.
The 25 year old has taken part in a glamorous photo shoot alongside a host of other famous faces who have been picked to represent everything from food and racing, to fashion and music.
With winnings of £1.25m, the Investec Derby has one of the biggest prize in money in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory brings.
It remains the one race that everyone wants to win and boasts an unrivalled roll of honour, from legendary names such as Seabird, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Shergar, Galileo and more right up to 2014 hero Australia.
This year's Derby will be held on the 6th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
Police concerned for missing girl from Reigate
Police are appealing for information to find a missing vulnerable teenage girl from Reigate.
17 year old Natalie Wilson was last seen in Dorking town centre at around 6pm on Monday and has not been in touch with family since.
Natalie is white, 5 ft 3, very petite and with shoulder length mousey, dyed blonde hair.
Officers believe she travelled to Streatham on Monday and may be with a 21 year old man who is white, 5 ft 9, of medium build with short brown hair.
Anyone with information can call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm
Three jailed in Croydon for owning a sawn-off shotgun
Three men in Croydon have been jailed for a combined total of 13 years today for possession of a sawn- off shotgun.
Officers arrested 29 year old Cornell Burrell, 30 year old Junior Lewis and 47 year old Tony Daly at an address in Norbury Crescent - where the weapon was discovered.
Daly and Lewis were also found guilty of drug offences.
They were sentenced at Croydon crown court earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm
Croydon burglar jailed
A burglar, who climbed up onto the roof of a terraced house and flung tiles at officers and police cars below in Croydon has been jailed for six years and four months.
In August last year police were called to Barrow Road after reports of a break-in.
John Jo Barnett was arrested after a 9 hour stand- off.
In total the 26 year old caused more than £25,000 worth of damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
Kingston’s Seven Kings car park was closed off earlier following reports of a man on the roof
The multi storey car park in the Sury Basin was closed just before one o’clock by Police.
The man was talked down by officers and the car park has now re-opened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Motorcyclist in serious condition after A3 crash
The motorcyclist involved in yesterday's seven vehicle crash on the A3 is in a serious condition in hospital, police have confirmed.
The 43-year-old man was involved in the crash, which happened just after 5.30 yesterday evening by the Malden Junction.
The 43-year-old's condition isn't believed to be life-threatening.
No arrests have been made, and police are asking for witnesses to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
Missing Croydon teen
Police are appealing for information to help find a teenager missing from her home in Croydon.
13 year old Liane Lewis was last seen on Tuesday night at her home in Wellesley Road.
Liane is black, 5ft 6, slim, with long black hair in braids and is wearing dark framed glasses.
Police say her family are extremely concerned for her welfare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm
Tributes paid to young man following car crash in Sutton
Tributes are being paid to a young student who was killed in car crash in Sutton.
20-year-old Rakesh Joshi died when his Vauxhall Corsa veered off Sandy Lane last Saturday night.
The law student had returned home to spend time with his family over the Mother's Day weekend.
His father said he had 'so much potential' and his death was a tragedy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
It's bottoms up for a Twickenham brewery which has come top in award.
A Twickenham brewery is celebrating after winning an award in a national beer competition.
The beer which is called Tusk has been recognised by the Society of Independent Brewers.
It was produced by Twickenham Fine Ales.
It's won the bronze award in the Premium Bitters, Pale and Golden Ales category.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am
South East MEP faces disciplinary action
UKIP says it’s disappointed following the suspension of a South East MEP.
Janice Atkinson now faces disciplinary action after an expenses fiddle – her constituency includes Surrey.
She was due to fight the Folkestone and Hythe seat.
The MEP is no longer being controlled by the Whip system in the European parliament.
It follows a Sun newspaper investigation where it's claimed a member of Atkinson’s staff was filmed asking a restaurant owner to alter the cost of the bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am
Kingston and Surbiton MP believes coalition has helped Lib Dem MPs
The MP for Kingston and Surbiton says he believes being part of a coalition has helped Liberal Democrat MPs like him.
Ed Davey has told Politics Home he thinks people who voted Lib Dem tactically to stop the Conservatives were pleased with the coalition.
He says that people understand that it wasn't a Tory government, and that Lib Dems looked after low-paid people and pensioners.
He also added he's more confident now than ever than defeating the Conservatives in his constituency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am
Kingston Council gets 60 percent backing for cycle land plan
Kingston Council’s received public backing for its cycling lane plan to turn the borough into a mini-Holland.
Seven hundred people responded to the consultation - more than 3 thousand businesses or households were contacted originally.
Cycling groups say there should be more separation between cyclists and cars on the Portsmouth Road.
The scheme goes before committee for approval in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am
Apprenticeship places in London fall
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has sounded the alarm over figures showing apprenticeship places have dropped in London.
According to figures released by the Commons library there were 5-thousand-and-30 fewer apprenticeship starts across London in the last academic year.
That’s compared to 2012-13 when there were 45-thousand-and-80.
Speaking during a visit to Park High School in Stanmore, the MP for Streatham said “the door was closing” on school leavers looking for high quality training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am
Good news for Surrey's flood defence
The Government’s announced that it’s bringing forward a six-year flood defence programme.
It means more than 12-thousand homes across the south east of England are to be protected from flooding sooner than planned.
Work will now begin on forty flood defence projects.
They include the Middle Bourne flood alleviation scheme in Surrey which was not in the original six-year programme.
Shepperton, Chertsey and Egham were among some of the worst flooded areas in the county during the winter of 2013-14.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Surrey's MEP Suspended From Ukip
The UKIP politician representing Surrey in the European Parliament has been suspended from standing as a parliamentary candidate.
The party says it's down to "allegations of a serious financial nature" facing Janice Atkinson, MEP for the South East.
She's now been stripped of the party whip, meaning she can no longer fight the seat in Kent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm
Surrey Best for Broadband
A government Minister says the roll out of superfast broadband is transforming lives in Surrey after the county become the best connected area in the UK.
Fibre broadband coverage now extends to more than 82,000 businesses and homes not included in commercial roll outs.
Surrey County Council say this has been delivered at a rate of nearly 200 homes and businesses a day.
The project is part of a government initiative to develop the digital economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm
It’s thought Scotland Yard is being urged to wind up the hunt for Madeleine McCann
A team of 31 detectives are working exclusively to find Madeleine, who vanished from the Algarve in Portugal eight years ago.
It has so far cost the British taxpayer £10million – and it’s thought officers are being told they need to work on fighting crime here.
Daniel Magson is with charity Missing People, based in East Sheen.
He says its job is to provide continuous support, even if an investigation has been closed by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Battersea Arts Centre cat is found safe after last week's major fire
Battersea Arts Centre, which was devastated by fire last week, has tweeted their resident cat has been found safe and well.
Their beloved Pluto, who disappeared after the blaze, has his own Twitter account, which says: "I have returned - thanks to all those who were worried!”.
He’s added that he’s now going to a house to be cared for - but he’s fine."
More than £70,000 has now been donated towards the centre’s restoration
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm
Apology from Fulham defender
Fulham defender Kostas Stafylidis has apologised following his sending off in yesterday's 3-0 defeat to Leeds.
He was dismissed for two yellow cards in quick succession with the game at 2-0.
The 21-year-old says he let his emotions get the better of him and he made the team's challenge to get back in the game even harder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Witness appeal after theft in Thornton Heath
Police are releasing CCTV footage of two men armed with a crossbow, they would like to identify in connection with a burglary in Thornton Heath.
The suspects entered a shop on the High Street on the 2nd of March at around 8.30pm when the manager had briefly gone into a neighbouring store.
They placed what appears to be a loaded crossbow on the counter and stole four mobile phones.
The pair then made off in the direction of Grange Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
British tourist killed in Tunisia attack
A British tourist's been killed in a terror attack in Tunisia - which David Cameron's calling a "brutal outrage".
Sally Adey was on a cruise with her husband and visiting a museum when gunmen opened fire yesterday - killing at least 20 people.
Nine people have been arrested.
Foreign Secretary MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond says the government are doing all they can to help bring those behind the attack to justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
QPR duo miss out on England squad
Tottenham striker Harry Kane's been rewarded for his stunning season with a first call up to the senior England squad.
He's scored 26 goals in all competitions for Spurs.
It's earned him a place with Roy Hodgson's men for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly with Italy.
Daniel Sturridge returns to the squad now he's fit again.
But there's no place for QPR's Charlie Austin or Rob Green, who'd been tipped for a call up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
The Marsden March is back this Sunday
The Marsden March is a 14-mile or a 5-mile sponsored walk between The Royal Marsden’s hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton.
Over the last four years this event has raised an amazing £4.5 million to help build a future beyond cancer.
Stay tuned to Jackie travel on Sunday to hear where the marchers are, and we'll have a special Jackie Jukebox at midday for those taking part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month continues
Irritable Bowel Syndrome does not exist in women over the age of 45 without the reassurance of a pelvic ultrasound scan.
That’s the warning message from Gynaecologist Mike Katesmark at St Helier Hospital in Carshalton.
He’s trying to make more women aware of the signs of Ovarian Cancer.
He says the overlap of symptoms often cause confusion – but an ultrasound is a quick and cost effective way of finding out for sure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Police believe Egham animal shootings may be linked
Police believe a number of animal shootings in Egham may be linked.
The bodies of both a swan and a coot, which were shot with an air rifle, were found earlier this month, in Devil's Lake Lane.
A cat also had to have an air gun pellet removed from its leg by a vet.
Officers are also investigating whether the bodies of four foxes found by Ayebridge Avenue in February are linked to the shootings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Kingston resident fooled by postal scams
Eleven bin-liners worth of mail that turned out to be postal scams have been removed from a victim’s home in Kingston.
The Trading Standards team have been helping the man who had become the target of multiple postal rip-offs after responding to ‘offers’.
They were shocked to find thousands of the letters at his address – he’d kept them believing them to be genuine competitions or deals.
Councillor David Glasspool said the prize draw scams are an evil way of conning people out money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am
Sutton Council helping Community Clear Up volunteers
Sutton Council is calling upon people living in the borough to get involved in the country's first ever Community Clear Up day this weekend.
The council says it will support any volunteer group or person willing to help by providing litter picking tools, rubbish sacks and gloves.
All bagged rubbish will then be collected.
To get in touch with Sutton Council to request its help, call 020 8770 5000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Fulham boss targeting three more wins this season for survival
Fulham boss Kit Symons says the Whites need three wins if they're going to guarantee their Championship status for next season.
After their 3-0 home loss to Leeds yesterday, Fulham are only one place and six points above the bottom three.
Their next game is at Huddersfield on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am
Zac Goldsmith has been voted Conservative Backbencher of the Year at the Asian Voice ‘Political and Public Life Awards’
The accolades are given annually to individuals who have made a special impact in the preceding 12 months.
This can range from international politicians to people who have made a big difference in their communities.
One of Mr Goldsmith’s continuing campaigns as MP for Richmond Park, is the fight to stop expansion at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am
England have announced the line-up for Saturday's match at Twickenham
England have brought in Geoff Parling for their crucial rugby union Six Nations clash with France on Saturday.
The second row replaces Dave Attwood, who drops out of the 23 altogether.
Veteran Nick Easter has been promoted to the replacements bench to provide cover at lock.
England go into the Twickenham match leading the table on points difference from Ireland and Wales, and are aiming to clinch a first Championship since 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am
Grass clippings from Twickenham Stadium put to novel use
A smartphone made with grass cut from the home of England's rugby union team has been unveiled.
It's said to be a "fully functioning" device, which was created using old phone parts and pulped grass clippings from Twickenham Stadium.
The prototype aims to encourage more people to recycle their old phones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am
Twin from Streatham travels on her sister's passport to join I.S
Twin sisters from Streatham have hit the news as one of them – a would-be jihadi bride’s been arrested in Turkey allegedly en route to join I.S.
Muslim convert Jamila Henry was caught travelling on her identical twin’s passport and is awaiting deportation back to the UK – where she faces arrest.
The 21 year olds couldn’t be more different though – Jamila is teetotal, reads the Koran and wears a headscarf while her sister Jalil, smokes, drinks and wears revealing clothes.
The Henry twins are former pupils at Sellincourt Primary School in Wandsworth, and were described as ‘popular and polite’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am
South Pole paedophile jailed
A British scientist who committed child sex offences while working at the South Pole has been jailed for three years.
Thirty-six year-old Simon Rouen, from Cornwall, was arrested at Heathrow in March last year as he flew back to the UK.
The British Antarctic Survey employee swapped emails with two undercover police officers and said he wanted to sexually abuse an 8-year-old girl.
Rouen was also found guilty of possessing indecent images of children.
He was sentenced yesterday at Southwark Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am
Fulham drop dangerously down Championship table
Fulham are just six points above the Championship's relegation zone this morning after losing at Craven Cottage.
The Lilywhites went down 3-nil to Leeds last night.
In the Conference South Staines Town drew nil-all at Hayes & Yeading but they’re still rooted to the bottom of the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am
DNA used to nab Hounslow burglar
A burglar has been jailed following a DNA match from a fizzy drinks can he left in the kitchen sink of a property he’d robbed in Hounslow.
Thirty-three year-old Nadim Younus, from Slough, ransacked the family home in Heston Road last September and stole 15-thousands pounds worth of Asian gold jewellery.
He appeared at Kingston Crown Court yesterday and was sentenced to three years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 am
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Police Appeal for Witnesses in Carshalton
Detectives are investigating an armed robbery at a Carshalton restaurant.
A man carrying a gun forced a member of staff to open the till and fill a Sports Direct bag with the cash at the Al Verde on Green Wrythe Lane,
It happened on Sunday at 10:30 at night.
The suspect is described as a black 5ft 6 inch tall man of medium build and aged about 20.
He wore a black hooded top with a big hole in the right sleeve. He may have protruding teeth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm
Murray To Face World Number 12 In The Quarters.
Former Wimbledon Champ Andy Murray's reached the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells tennis.
He's beaten world number 38 Adrian Mannarino 6-3 6-3.
He'll now play Feliciano Lopez.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm
Animals Shot in Egham
A swan and a coot have been shot and killed in Egham in what officers are describing as a series of cruelties against animals.
Police say the birds where shot by an air rifle around Devil’s Lane Lake in the first weeks of March.
There have also been reports of a cat being shot in the leg.
Officers want to speak with two men and a woman who were seen in the area at the time of the shootings - one was allegedly carrying a camouflaged fishing rod bag with wheels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm
Workers in London are being asked to watch out for suspicious adults
Taxi drivers, bar staff and hotel workers in London are being advised by police on how to spot signs of possible child sexual exploitation.
Operation Makesafe aims to encourage those who may encounter children in the course of their work to report suspicious behaviour via a hotline.
Scotland Yard say we all have a responsibility to keep children safe; they’re asking people to inform them of adults seen frequenting with children late at night.
Police define child sexual exploitation as a young person being manipulated into a sexual relationship or situation by an adult.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
Esher charity launches appeal
TV personality John Inverdale is helping an Esher Charity launch a major appeal to raise £100,000.
The Princess Alice Hospice will use the money to build a ‘Man Shed’ – which they say is a vital resource in providing care and support for terminally ill and bereaved men.
The shed will provide a DIY workshop where men can work alongside each other on various projects and a lounge to relax and chat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
9/11 sculpture finds new home
A sculpture made from a World Trade Centre girder first unveiled in Battersea Park has now found a new permanent home.
The 28ft-tall artwork was gifted to the UK by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2010 on the condition it was permanently sited.
But it was removed from its first location after less than a month amid claims a permanent home could not be found.
It now has a place of honour in London’s Olympic Park where Boris Johnson says the reminder of the 9/11 atrocities is a tremendous new addition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am
Alonso in Woking to check fitness after concussion
Fernando Alonso is at McLaren's headquarters this week to drive their simulator to see if he's fit enough to return to Formula 1.
Alonso missed the first race in the season for the Woking –based team after suffering concussion in a testing accident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am
Twickenham MP Vince Cable gives his view on today's budget
The Deputy PM Nick Clegg says he backs the measures in today's budget, and says it includes reforms to make the tax system fairer.
It's likely the Chancellor plans to increase the personal allowance, and bring in changes to pensions.
Twickenham MP and Business Secretary Vince Cable supports the idea of helping the poorest first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am
Surrey set for 84% darkness during the solar eclipse
Surrey is set for 84% darkness during the peak period of the solar eclipse on Friday.
People are bracing themselves for a rare chance to witness the natural phenomenon, which will start at around 7.40am as the moon begins to cover the sun.
It’s the first viewable eclipse from the UK since 1999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Station Over Crowding Comes Under Scrutiny
The transport secretary will be challenged tomorrow, over delays and overcrowding at London Bridge station.
Labour MPs including Tooting’s Sadiq Khan will meet Patrick McLoughlin to urge him to take action and sort out the "chaos".
New measures designed to ease congestion came into force on Monday but commuters continued to face problems.
New platforms and signalling at the station have caused travel disruption since January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm
Streatham's MP says Government should incentivize employers to pay a living wage
Streatham’s Labour MP says the 20p rise to the minimum wage which will come into force in October is not enough for people to live off.
Chuka Ummuna says his party want it set at £8 rather than the £6.70 it’ll be in the autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm
Coroner rules in Fulham case
A coroner's ruled an impending court hearing of a woman accused of making a false rape claim, was a significant stress in her life when she killed herself.
The inquest into the death of bi-polar Eleanor de Freitas heard she committed suicide last April.
That was just three days before her trial for perverting the course of justice was due to begin.
The 23 year old from Fulham left a note saying she would "bring shame on the family" if she lost the case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm
A memorial service has been held at Westminster Abbey for actor and film director Richard Attenborough.
Lord Attenborough who was from Richmond and dominated British film for more than half a century, died in August, aged 90.
His career highlights include Jurassic Park and winning eight Oscars for his 1982 film Gandhi - including best film and best director.
His brother – TV wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough gave a reading during the ceremony.
Lord Puttnam gave today's address.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Calls for pharmacists to be stationed at GP practices
Pharmacists should be stationed at GP practices to help cut waiting times for appointments.
The Royal College of GPs believes they could help take day to day pressure off doctors by seeing some patients.
Sue McDonagh is part of Kingston’s Rapid Response Team, which assists doctors and paramedics out on the road.
She says it’s a good idea for pharmacists to help where they can – especially in the instance of home visits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
Top marks for leisure centres
Sunbury and Spelthorne leisure centres have both been awarded ‘excellent’ statuses.
It’s following a two-day assessment by Quest, the UK quality scheme for sport and leisure, designed to define industry standards.
Inspectors evaluated a number of categories health and safety and customer experience before granting the highest rating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
London Mayor criticised over pollution
Boris Johnson has come under criticism for how he’s dealing with air pollution in the capital.
The Mayor of London has issued his first high air pollution warning since launching his Breathe Better together campaign in January.
Jenny Jones, a Member of the London Assembly for the Green Party, says she’s disappointed how the campaign advises victims rather than polluters.
Putney High Street, which has been dubbed the ‘worst in Europe’ for pollution, breached its annual limits less than a week into this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
Network Rail has delayed work on the bridge in Kings Charles Road in Surbiton . . . . . . again.
Kingston Council has today removed the temporary traffic lights that were set up in anticipation of the work.
No reason was given for the delay.
For more details check @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am
Campaigners will lobby MPs today ahead of a Commons debate on the last remaining British resident of Guantanamo, Shaker Aamer
The 48 year old father of four from Battersea, has been incarcerated in the naval facility in Cuba for 13 years without charge or trial.
His supporters will also protest around Westminster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am
A Richmond actor and film director is to be commemorated
A memorial service will take place later for actor and film director Richard Attenborough.
Lord Attenborough, who was from Richmond, dominated British film for more than half a century and died in August, aged 90.
The service in London's Westminster Abbey is expected to be attended by his brother, wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough.
Also attending will be Sir Ben Kingsley, the star of Gandhi - which Attenborough directed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am
Lambeth police concerned for missing teen
Lambeth police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenager who went missing from her home on the 2nd March.
15 year-old Alison Mora left her home in Brixton at around 4pm that Monday without saying where she was going.
She’s since called a school teacher to say she’s staying with a friend in Essex and has been in contact with other friends via social media.
Alison is around five foot three – she is of slim build with shoulder length black hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Witnesses wanted after attempted robbery in Thames Ditton
Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary in Thames Ditton.
The offenders broke into a property on Onslow Way at about 5pm last Tuesday by forcing entry through a rear window.
Officers would like to speak to a man seen running towards Newlands Avenue around that time.
He’s described as white, approximately five feet seven, of athletic build and wearing a silver or grey hooded top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am
Update on man missing from St Peter's
Police are thanking the public for their assistance in finding a man who went missing from St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.
43 year old Alexandre Mongeli Peneireiro was found safe and well overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 am
The Queen will visit Battersea Dogs and Cats home later
The Queen will visit Battersea Dogs and Cats home later - to officially open new kennels.
The 4-point-8 million-pound facility features built-in speakers in each kennel, an external run, and paddocks with paddling pools, climbing mounds and toys.
Around 13 unwanted and abandoned dogs arrive at the centre every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am
Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has criticised the minimum wage rise
The Government has announced the national minimum wage is set to rise by 20 pence an hour to £6.70 in October.
1.4 million low paid workers will benefit from the 3% rise which is the biggest real-terms rise in seven years.
A 57 pence increase for apprentices marks a rise of 20% - the biggest ever.
Rates were recommended by the Low Pay Commission, although the Government's rise in apprentice's pay is greater than the £2.80 an hour suggested.
Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has criticised the 20 pence rise saying it "falls far" short of the £7 minimum wage "promised" by George Osborne over a year ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 am
Monday, 16 March 2015
Former Wimbledon Champ Breezes into Last 16.
Andy Murray is into the last-16 of the Indian Wells Masters.
He's beaten German Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Murray will go on to face Adrian Mannarino of France in the next round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm
Man Absconds from Chertsey Hospital
Surrey officers are appealing for the public's help to trace a 43-year-old man who went missing from hospital earlier today.
Alexandre Mongeli Peneireiro disappeared at around 3pm from St Peter's in Chertsey where he's been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Alexandre, is Brazilian and arrived in the country five days ago.
He is olive skinned, 5ft 8” tall with short greying blonde hair. Alexandre was last seen wearing blue jeans, a sky blue T-shirt, a hooded top and blue trainers.
He could be wearing a black baseball cap with white writing on and glasses.
If you've spotted him please contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm
The cause of a shop fire in New Addington is under investigation.
Fire fighters helped 20 people living above a shop on Central Parade to leave their homes after a fire broke out in the shop’s rear storage building on Saturday evening.
Crews found 14 propane gas cylinders in the storage building and cooled them down before removing them.
The storage building was completely destroyed by the blaze.
The residents were taken to a community centre and allowed home yesterday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Police hunt dog owner in Hersham
Police are looking for the owner of a large, beige or tan coloured dog thought to be a British Mastiff, after an attack on a sheep in Hersham.
The dog was being walked by a man in fields opposite Pleasant Place, at around 5.30pm on Monday the 23rd of February.
The animal is reported to have jumped a fence and attacked a sheep that sustained fatal injuries.
The owner’s described as white, in his late 20s, approximately five foot nine with short black hair and a black beard - He was wearing dark clothing and boots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
A man who stabbed a businessman to death with a pair of scissors in a frenzied, unprovoked attack at a tapas bar in Mortlake has been jailed
37 year old Nicholas Hunter from Clapham pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
He’s been sentenced under the Mental Health Act and has received an indeterminate sentence in a secure facility.
49 year old James Fiennes, a cousin of Sir Ranulph, was hospitalised after the attack at The Tapestry last April, where he later died.
Hunter was having a drink in The Tapestry with a friend that evening until became violent and stabbed Mr Fiennes several times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Richmond Council has taken further steps to provide more work opportunities for people with learning disabilities
It currently runs the Garden Gang, providing gardening services, and Green Power recycling, which collects textiles from various sites across the borough.
The council has commissioned Balance CIC, an experienced provider, to help support both services.
It's hoped it will develop their business plans for the future and enable more people with learning disabilities to experience work environments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Owners of Kingston based pub going back in time for TV experience
The owners of the Queens Gastro Bar & Dining in Richmond Road, Ian and Elle Betchley, are to appear in the BBC's “24 Hours in the Past”
The show is a brand new four-parter which will see celebs including Alistair McGowan and Zoe Lucker travel back in time to the Victorian era.
The show is set in four different and authentic locations, including the Queen's Gastro Bar, over four days and nights.
The celebrities will relive a day in the life of some of the poorest people in Britain, which will of course include some back-breaking work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Campaign launched to raise awareness around Child Sexual Exploitation
Police in Kingston and Richmond have today launched a scheme to raise awareness around Child Sexual Exploitation.
Operation Makesafe will offer advice to businesses and community members on what signs to look out for and how to report an incident.
They'll also be asked to watch out for adults who come into premises with different children and young people being picked up and taken to places like hotels.
The Youth Services bus is in Kingston Town Centre from 3pm to 6pm for young people to talk about any concerns they may have.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Kingston University poll rates the red telephone box as the Number 1 British design
The red telephone box and London's iconic Routemaster double-decker bus, have come top in a survey to find Britain’s most popular designs.
Professor Catherine McDermott, of Kingston University led a panel of judges to create a long list of great British artefacts.
This was put to a poll of 2,000 adults to find the top 25 favourites.
People chose creations as diverse as the first-class postage stamp and Wembley stadium, as well as the miniskirt and the Savile Row suit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Scotland Yard to be investigated on alleged cover-up offences
The police watchdog’s formally announced it’s investigating claims Scotland Yard covered up child sex offences because of the alleged involvement of MPs and police officers.
The IPCC said it is probing 14 specific allegations dating back to the 1970s.
One claim is over the death of a boy who disappeared as he walked home to Putney passing less than a mile from the notorious Elm Guest House in Barnes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Conservative MP tells backers not to mention David Cameron in letters of support
There are claims the Conservative MP for Croydon Central MP sees Prime Minister David Cameron as a 'liability'.
That's after Gavin Barwell told backers not to 'mention the Conservative Party or David Cameron' in letters of support.
He made the plea when asking people to sign letters to friends and neighbours endorsing his re-election.
Sarah Jones, the Labour candidate for the seat, says it shows how the 'Tory brand' has 'become toxic' in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm
£100,000 raised in memory of girl from Worcester Park
A charity event held at the Park Plaza Hotel in central London on Saturday night has raised a massive £100,000 in memory of a teenager from Worcester Park.
Emily Hodder was just 16 when she died after contracting Mitochondrial Disease. (Emily's mum is pictured, third from the left).
The ball was held by the Lily Foundation.
The charity was founded in memory of baby Lily.
She lost her battle to Mitochondrial Disease, which usually occurs due to a genetic mutation, at just eight months old.
The charity aims to give hope, answers and support to the many other children and families that face the challenges of this disease today.
For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm
Man dies after Isleworth shed fire
A man's died after a fire in a shed in Isleworth.
Fire crews were called to a blaze on an allotment on Crane Avenue just after 9 o'clock last night, getting the fire under control by 10.30.
They found the body of a man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
A line of sheds on the allotments were destroyed in the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am
Jeremy Clarkson in his flat in Holland Park said to be 'self-destructing'
It’s claimed Jeremy Clarkson’s troubled personal life made him increasingly unpredictable in the weeks before his ‘fracas’ with a producer.
A senior BBC executive said the 54 year old presenter was ‘self-destructing’ after separating from his wife Frances and suggested he should go to rehab.
Events organiser Phillipa Sage was photographed driving away from his flat in Holland Park yesterday afternoon returning a few hours later.
Clarkson was accused of having an affair with her in 2011 and was pictured kissing her on holiday in Greece two years later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
Donations flood in after Battersea fire
More than £50,000 has been donated to rebuild Battersea Arts Centre after the Grand and Lower Halls were destroyed by fire.
Offices and equipment were also lost in Friday's blaze, and Artistic Director David Jubb says they'll need to re-establish a new financial model.
Despite this, all shows but one will be going ahead this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am
Police investigate fire on Horsell Common
Police are investigating the cause of a fire near Woking which has left parts of a site of scientific interest covered in “blackened ash”.
The blaze on Saturday afternoon, which damaged eight acres of land on Horsell Common, is thought to have been started deliberately.
The estate manager said it’s fortunate it happened early in the year so damage won’t be as extensive as it could be - he added it's a bit too early for nesting birds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am
Sutton police appeal for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal accident in Sutton.
Emergency services were called at around half past 11 on Saturday night to reports of a car in collision with a tree in Sandy Lane.
The 20-year-old driver of a black Vauxhall Corsa was pronounced dead at the scene - his next of kin have been informed.
It’s believed no other vehicles were involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 am
Brooklands Museum gets Surrey County Council grant
Brooklands Museum has been awarded £225,000 by Surrey County Council.
The money will go to help restoring part of the world's first purpose-built racing track to its former glory.
The finishing straight will be returned to how it looked in 1939 when the circuit was in its heyday.
It's all part of plans to boost annual visitor numbers by 25 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am
Overturned car in Wandsworth
A police investigation is ongoing after a car overturned in Wandsworth.
Officers were called to the High Street this morning at around 1 to reports of an upturned vehicle.
The driver was taken to hospital – he’s not thought to be seriously injured.
The road is currently closed westbound between Buckhold Road and Putney Bridge Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am
Reigate MP wants Oyster zone extended
Reigate MP Crispin Blunt has come out in support of a Rail Users Association petition calling on Southern Railway to widen the Oyster zone out to Gatwick.
Commuters have been asked to stage a protest and work from home on June 1st in a bid to persuade the rail company to give them a fairer deal.
Mr Blunt told the Reigate-Redhill and District Rail Users Association AGM that extending Oyster zonal fares would result in the reduction of ticket costs.
Season ticket holders travelling from Redhill are also facing 3-years of reduced services while work continues at London Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 am
Merton name Mayor Elect
Merton Council's Mayor Elect is councillor David Chung.
The Labour Longthornton ward councillor will take over the role from councillor Agatha Akyigyina at a special Mayor making ceremony on May 13.
Councillor Chung, who's a wheelchair user, was elected to Merton council in 1994 and has served on a variety of committees.
He's lived in the borough for the past 33 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am
Merton pledges support for vulnerable children
Wednesday is national Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day.
Representatives from Merton Safeguarding Children’s Board will mark the day by signing up to the national Helping Hands Pledge.
Police, social workers, teachers, health professionals and voluntary sector workers will unite in their commitment to the borough’s most vulnerable children and their families.
The public meeting is part of the borough’s Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Rugby Union 6 Nations Championship is set for a blistering showdown at Twickenham next week
Four teams remain in contention for this year's 6 Nations Championship.
France's emphatic 29-0 win over Italy today means they are still in with a chance of taking the title.
England, Ireland and Wales are all on 6 points having won three out of four games. France, however, is on four points giving them a mathematical chance of winning if they beat England at Twickenham next week - and both Wales and Ireland lose their games.
This year's table is very tight and points for and against are likely to be the deciding factor in the outcome.
England go into the final weekend topping the table with a for/against points difference of 37. Ireland are close behind on 33 with Wales in third with a 12-point difference.
Whatever happens next week no team can win the Grand Slam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
Draw helps Chelsea extend their lead in the Premiership
Chelsea are six points clear at the top of the Premier League.
The club were held to a 1-all draw by Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa scored early to give the home side the lead however it was cancelled out by a penalty from Dusan Tadic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm
Witness appeal following road death in Sutton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old man died when his car hit a tree in south-west London.
Emergency services were called late last night to reports of an incident in Sandy Lane in Sutton.
The driver, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been told.
No other cars were believed to be involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am
Sutton MP joins group calling for free social are at the end of life.
A former health minister and Sutton MP Paul Burstow is in a group of MP’s calling for social care at the end of life to be free.
A parliamentary committee has concluded patients should be asked about their wishes early on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
A rather strange world record will be attempted at Chessington World of Adventures today
The team is trying to break the record for the amount of people dressed as penguins in one place.
The current record stands at 373 – no humans will be harmed during the attempt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Brentford still in play-off hunt despite loss
Brentford remain in the Championship play-off places this morning despite a 2-1 loss at home to Cardiff in their latest match.
Fulham drew 1-all at Sheffield Wednesday.
Wimbledon lost 3-2 at Exeter in League Two.
In the Conference Woking won 3-1 Telford.
In the league's South division Staines Town lost 1-nil to Eastbourne Borough at Wheatsheaf Park.
In the Ryman League Kingstonian beat Witham Town 2-1 at Kingsmeadow but Hampton & Richmond, Leatherhead and Met Police all lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 am
Man named following fatal collision in New Malden
A pedestrian who died following a collision in New Malden on Tuesday has been named as 55-year-old Stephen Law.
Stephen, from Mitcham, was hit by a car at Kingston Road’s junction with Wellington Crescent at about 7am.
He was taken to a west London hospital where he later died of his injuries.
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 am