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Saturday, 4 April 2015
Football fans face parking restrictions around the Bees' ground
The next time you’re attending a match at Brentford FC watch out for new parking restrictions are being brought near the football ground.
The new controlled parking zone will start on the 13th April and will mainly operate from Monday to Friday between 10 and 11 am and 7 to 8 pm.
But the parking zone also operate on Saturday match days between 2.30 and 3.30 pm.
There's more detail at http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/news_mod_home/news_mod_year/news_mod_month/news_mod_show?year1=2015&month1=4&NewsID=67140
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm
Missing Egham man found
A missing man from Egham who had not been seen since Thursday has been found safe and well.
Toby Fletcher who’s 33 returned home early this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Primadonna Lily finally appears at Kew
And if you are fed up with your garden or perhaps the weather and its effect on your patch, spare a thought for the gardeners at Kew.
They had to wait 10 years for one of their giant spear lilies to bloom. The red flower has only bloomed four times in 66 years.
It was seeded in 1948 and then bloomed in 1966 1982 1993 and then 2004.
Botanical Horticulturist Elisa Biondi tweeted the news as the latest blossoming began.
Pictures of the lily can be seen at https://twitter.com/kewgardens
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Fireworks tonight from Home Park near Kingston
And if you have a view of Home Park near Kingston, you may notice some fireworks on the horizon this evening.
It’s to mark the 500th anniversary of the palace.
The light show will illuminate the south façade of Hampton Court and take about 25 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am
Sutton United reserve game off
Sutton United’s suburban game against Tonbridge has been postponed because the Banstead pitch is unfit.
The next reserve game is at Banstead against Hampton on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
Pollution warning service in Surrey
An air alert service to warn about poor air quality has been launched across north Surrey.
The free service can be used as a warning for people affected by asthma or other respiratory illnesses or heart conditions who may be at greater risk.
Air Alert will send a text, voicemail or email alert when air pollution in your area is expected to reach a moderate level or above the following day.
To sign up visit www.airalert.info/surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Friday, 3 April 2015
Missing Egham man
Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable missing man from Egham who was last seen in the Thorpe Lea area yesterday.
Concerns for 33 year old Toby Fletcher were raised around 12.30 this afternoon.
He’s a white man, around 5 foot 8 inches tall, of a slim build with brown eyes and dark curly hair.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact Surrey police immediately on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 pm
Sutton tops the polls as the most popular place to live
Sutton has been named as the most popular place to live in the London borough.
The area’s seen a surge of interest as London commuters look out of the capital as a base.
It’s overtaken Bexley since the last eMoov study in December as the area with the greatest level of demand for properties.
In contrast, demand for houses in Wandsworth has fallen by 11 per cent since December 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm
GP practice forced to close in Southfields
A GP practice in Southfields has been temporarily closed by the Care Quality Commission.
The NHS watchdog found the Granville Road surgery had a lack of available emergency medication as well as inadequate arrangements for emergency treatment.
There was also non-permanent staff working at the practice without appropriate employment checks.
A tribunal dismissed an appeal by Dr Mujib ul Haq Khan - and he has now been barred from running the surgery until May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm
Warning on Poundland decorative eggs identical to mini eggs
Surrey trading standards are warning parents of Easter egg decorations sold in Poundland that are identical to Cadburys mini eggs.
Officers discovered the decorative foam eggs in hundreds of poundland stores – raising concerns that children could eat them mistaking it for chocolate.
Parents are now being warned that similar products which pose a choking risk may be on sale at other shops across the country.
Poundland have since pulled all the packs of eggs under food safety rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm
Support service re-launched across Surrey
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is re-launching its drug and alcohol support services across the county.
Clinics will be held at the Abraham Cowley Unit in Chertsey and Tylney House in Leatherhead.
The new service ‘i-access’ offers support and treatment to people who need help with drug and alcohol misuse and their families.
The highly experienced team includes doctors, nurses, substance misuse specialists and counsellors.
You can find out more about i-access and the support available on the Trust's website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am
AFC Wimbledon face Northampton Town at 3pm
AFC Wimbledon are playing Northampton Town today.
John Creasey has a match preview:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am
Fulham and Brentford prepare for derby
Good Friday football in South West London focuses on Craven Cottage today.
It’ll host a derby between Fulham and Brentford in the Championship.
The Whites’ manager Kit Symons says it’s a huge game for the fans.
And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon are at home to Northampton. Both matches kick off at 3.
You can listen to Kit Symons' press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Easter brings record numbers of travellers to Heathrow
Heathrow airport's announced that it will carry a record 800-thousand travellers over the Easter holidays.
It expects a 40 per cent rise in the number of families travelling with small children.
Departures and arrivals beat the previous record last year by 1.3 per cent.
Rival Gatwick also boasts record numbers of travellers, showing an 11 per cent increase on last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Two Croydon police under investigation
Two police sergeants in Croydon are being investigated over allegations that they failed to properly respond to a call of a serious incident.
Andrew Else was fatally stabbed on the 24th April 2014.
Local police were on the scene within about 7 minutes of the call. A man was arrested and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in February.
The two policemen were put on restricted duty last July pending the outcome of the investigation.
They’ve been interviewed under caution and a file has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm
Trial for Woking election fraud charges
Five people are to stand trial later this month after being charged with conspiracy to defraud.
It relates to a by election in Maybury and Sheerwater in May 2012 in which it’s alleged that a number of postal votes were fraudulently submitted for the local government election.
Shaukat Ali, Parveen Akhtar, Shamraiz Ali, Sobia Ali Akhtar and Abid Hussain, all from New Haw, are due in Court on the 13th of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Duo return for Fulham ahead of derby
Fulham will welcome Scott Parker and Ross McCormack back for tomorrow’s derby against Brentford.
The Whites recently signed goalkeeper Richard Lee on loan from the Bees.
Manager Kit Symons says he won’t be asking him for any insider information.
You can listen to Kit Symons' press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Crystal Palace announce growth in profit
Crystal Palace made a pre-tax profit of £23m and enjoyed a record turnover in their first season back in the Premier League.
The club were promoted from the Championship in 2013, when they made only £3.5m profit.
Chairman Steve Parish says the growth stemmed mainly from increased broadcasting income, combined with prudent financial planning.
The profit has largely been reinvested, with a further £22.3m spent on player acquisition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
People living in New Malden say they are concerned at the rate of shops that seem to be closing in the high street
New council figures have revealed that 10 units are vacant out of an approximate 225 businesses. That amounts to 4.4%
A preferred option by residents is to allow pop up shops to open temporarily in the empty spaces.
The Council hasn’t commented on this request, but says the amount of empty shops in New Malden’s high street is below the London average of 6%, and the national figure of 10%.
A spokesman also wanted to remind residents that some shops that have been empty for years are now occupied, by companies including Nando's and Metro, pictured above.
Some shops in the Coombe Road side of the High Street have also been left empty in anticipation of the Mar City Homes housing / retail redevelopment.
But a number of residents have complained they weren't given enough notice of the consultation before it took place in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
Aussie cricketer signs with Surrey
Surrey have signed Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques for cricket's T20 Blast this summer.
He'll join straight after the end of the Indian Premier League.
Henriques has represented his country in all formats of the game but hasn't been picked in the Ashes squad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm
QPR's interim boss expresses concern about racism
QPR's interim boss Chris Ramsey believes as a black man, it'll be difficult to get a new job if he's sacked should he fail to save them from Premier League relegation.
This is his first role in charge of a club in his coaching career.
Ramsey agrees with director of football Les Ferdinand that there's "covert racism" in football.
And he says his skin colour won't help getting re-employed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm
Boat race team rescued near Fulham
The Oxford women's crew training for this year's University Boat Race have had to be rescued by a lifeboat.
They were swamped in choppy conditions on the Thames near Fulham yesterday morning.
The RNLI says it's the first time it's had to help 'such a prestigious team'.
The race takes place next weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Police seek occupants of car seen near fatal Kingston crash
Police want to speak to the occupants of a car that was behind a white BMW involved in a fatal road traffic collision in Kingston.
On Tuesday evening at around 9pm, the BMW M3 collided with a bus and a pedestrian who was crossing Penrhyn Road near to the university entrance.
The pedestrian – a 21-year-old woman - suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 34 year old driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed until July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
People asked to look out for convicted murderer who's absconded to London
Police are urgently appealing for assistance to find a convicted murderer, who’s absconded from approved premises in Hull.
53 year old William Kerr who speaks with a Scottish accent is believed to have travelled to London.
If he is spotted people are asked not to approach him but instead to call the police immediately on 999.
Kerr was jailed for life at Leeds Crown Court in 1998, and released on licence, in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am
Hong Kong trial adjourned in the case of the banker from Cobham
The trial of a banker originally from Cobham accused of murdering two women in his Hong Kong flat has been adjourned.
Prosecution lawyers asked for the extra time to obtain further documents for their case against 29-year-old Rurik Jutting.
He was arrested after police found two bodies, including one in a suitcase, at his apartment in Wan Chai in November.
The former Bank of America employee was not required to enter a plea at court - The case will resume on the 8th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am
Calls to limit fast-food outlets
The number of takeaway outlets in some areas across the UK has almost doubled over the last two decades.
Researchers found the highest increase was in the poorest areas, with a rise of 45 per cent.
The close correlation between the number of health hazard outlets and an areas deprivation level was mirrored in the recent Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) League table.
Whitechapel in Tower Hamlets, one of England’s poorest boroughs, was rated the unhealthiest high street in London.
South Norwood in Croydon was 18th while Thornton Heath was ranked 20th.
Now there are calls to limit the numbers of fast-food restaurants on our High Streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am
Former Fulham star's business targets sports elite
Former Fulham and Manchester United football star Louis Saha has set-up a business to protect footballers’ cash from scammers.
Start-up Axis wants to expand into the lucrative US sports market.
The company is looking to raise 4-million pounds to fund expansion into e-commerce and target elite sports stars.
Saha who lost money through an unwise investment after he left the game is being supported by the likes of Chelsea star Didier Drogba and Olympic champion Mo Farah.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Crackdown on legal highs sold in shop in Ashford
Trading standards officers have raided three shops in Surrey suspected of selling so-called ‘legal highs’ and seized more than 100 products.
They’ve made unannounced visits to three shops – with police - in a crackdown on the sale of dangerous substances which mimic the effect of illegal drugs.
They targeted one shop in Ashford and two other shops elsewhere in Surrey and took away more than 100 samples for testing.
If the packs are found to pose a risk to health, trading standards officers will apply to the courts to get them destroyed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm
Air ambulance to accident in Sunbury
The air ambulance has been called to a road accident in Sunbury in Vicarage Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm
Kingston council’s leader has offered his condolences and support to the family of a University student killed in a crash last night.
Kevin Davis said it was a ‘complete tragedy and enormous shock’
He said that the council will also provide any support to Kingston University that it may need.
21 year old Hina Shamim a student at the University died during a collision between a car and a double decker bus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm
Twenty-two people arrested during a mass protest at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, have been released without charge.
Hundreds camped out for the so-called "die-in" demonstration in December, causing mass disruption.
They were supporting rallies in the US prompted by the death of a black man who died during an arrest in New York.
Fifty-four remain on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm
A record 800,000 people will travel through Heathrow Airport this Easter.
Bosses are also forecasting a 40% increase in the number of families travelling with small children.
The 395,192 departures and 411,074 arrivals beats the previous record set last year by 1.3%.
Rival Gatwick predicts it will see an 11% increase on travellers on last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm
The family of a hotel owner murdered in St Lucia have scattered his ashes.
A ceremony was held for Oliver Gobat from Esher in Yorkshire after an inquest last week found he was unlawfully killed.
The body of the 38 year old was found in a burnt-out car on the Caribbean island last April.
He was reportedly shot and then set alight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
Shooting in Mitcham
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two men were shot at in Mitcham and a group of men armed with baseball bats were seen chasing a car.
They believe the two incidents are connected. No one was injured.
The incident happened on Monday lunchtime in Bennetts Close.
A witness described seeing a man enter from the park at the end of Bennetts Close and fire towards the two men before running back into the park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm
Man pleads guilty to murders in Fetcham
A builder has admitted stabbing a married couple to death at their home in Fetcham.
Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, both in their 50s, were found with stab wounds at their house in November.
38 year old Viktoras Bruzas from Walton pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at the Old Bailey.
He’s expected to be sentenced later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm
Illegal moorings targeted in Kingston
Kingston Police were out on the Thames this morning as part of a crackdown on people who moor their vessels illegally.
It was part of an operation in partnership with Richmond Council, The Environment Agency and MPS on the Water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm
Sutton cracks down on Blue Badge fraud
Sutton Council is continuing its crackdown on Blue Badge fraud as five more drivers are convicted for offences.
Three of them used parking badges belonging to close relatives, one used a lost badge and another used a badge belonging to a deceased person.
The blue badge scheme allows people with severe walking disabilities to park in parking restricted areas.
The offenders, were sentenced at Croydon Magistrates' Court yesterday and between them were fined a total of £2,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Did we fool you? Happy #AprilFools
Listeners tuning in earlier would have heard the following story in the news - we can now reveal it was of course, an April Fool.
With the Duchess of Cambridge due to give birth to her second child imminently, it appears the Royal baby could be arriving in Kingston.
It’s thought Kate and William have purchased a house in Kingston Hill, over - looking Richmond Park.
They’re believed to have snapped up the gated property following fears their preferred residence, Amner Hall in Norfolk, won’t be renovated in time for baby number 2.
This nearby resident says if the news is true, it’s very exciting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Rescuers search for a hillwalker from London
Rescuers have resumed their search for a hillwalker from London who hasn’t been seen for two days.
23 year old Kyle Knox is believed to have gone missing on Ben Nevis.
Police were notified after he failed to return to his hotel in Fort William.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
A man has been rescued from the cab of a crane in Putney.
The London Fire Brigade lowered the man to safety using an aerial ladder platform.
It’s after he fell ill while working on the construction site in Woodlands Way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am
UPDATE: Appeal following fatal collision
Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal collision in Kingston.
Police were called to Penrhyn Road, at approximately 9pm last night to reports of a collision between a bus and car.
Officers, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade attended the scene and found a female pedestrian - aged in her early twenties - suffering from critical injuries as a result of a collision with the car.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are in the process of informing next-of-kin.
A post-mortem examination will take place in due course; formal identification awaits.
Six people in the car, one man and five children, were taken to a West London hospital where they were treated for their injuries which are not believed to be serious.
The driver of the bus was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Another man from the bus was also treated in hospital for injuries and is expected to be discharged shortly.
A 34-year-old man - the driver of the car - has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am
Drink-driving arrest in Cheam
A man seen driving erratically in Cheam has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and of child-neglect.
The 40-year-old was spotted driving badly in Brighton Road on Sunday at around 10pm – there were two children on the back seat – one of them was extremely upset.
Officers noticed the Audi’s front bumper had been damaged and parts of the car were hanging off- they also saw a lamp-post and a bollard had been hit.
The driver has been bailed until later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am
Parking meter scam costs Croydon millions
A man who jammed parking meters with scraps of paper in a scam has cost Croydon Council a quarter of a million pounds.
33-year-old Domingos Lestra Goncalves, from Croydon, stuffed paper into pay-and-display machines around Croydon to block the coin funnels.
He’d later use a piece of wire to release the money.
Goncaleves received a 3-month jail sentence suspended for 18-months and has been ordered to do 50-hours of unpaid work over the next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am
Woman killed after collision in Kingston
A young woman has died after a bus and a car collided in Kingston last night.
Police say the woman, who was a pedestrian in her twenties, died after the accident in Penrhyn Road opposite Kingston University at about 9pm.
Three children and two adults in the car suffered injuries.
They were treated at the scene along with the bus driver.
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Former Wimbledon Champ Starts Strongly in Miami
Andy Murray is aiming to rack up win number 500 of his tennis career tonight.
The British number is up against big serving South African Kevin Anderson in the last-16 of the Miami Open.
Andy has just won the first set 6 – 4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm
London's 21st borough celebrates
The London borough of Sutton is celebrating turning 50.
The council are asking local schools to take part in competition to design Sutton’s Golden Jubilee logo.
The aim is to commemorate when the borough broke away from Surrey in 1965 to become part of the capital.
Sutton Carew, Carwalton, Fairlands and Wandletowns were just some of the names proposed for London’s 21st borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm
UPDATE: MISSING BOY FOUND
A 10 year old boy with a rare medical condition missing from his home in Thornton Heath since this morning, has been found in Hertfordshire.
Malakhi Chijiutomi Ghosh was found by an off duty police officer.
He needs medication three times a day, and police were worried he may had fallen into a coma.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Battersea urges owners to consider their pets before smoking
The effects of second-hand smoke on people are quite well publicised, however a lot of smokers don’t realise that it could also be damaging to their pet’s health.
Dogs and cats whose owners smoke are twice as likely to develop some types of cancers as those whose owners don’t.
Smoking can also make symptoms worse in pets already suffering from illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis.
Earlier this month, it was reported a dog had died after years of passive smoking via her owner.
Clover, an eight-year-old crossbreed, had lung cancer and had to be put down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Women rescued from Hounslow brothel
Eleven women have been rescued from a brothel in Hounslow after a raid by police.
They're currently being offered help and support, after being removed from the property on Kingsley Avenue, which has now been closed down.
The operation also saw six other warrants executed across Hounslow and Hillingdon.
Five men and two women have been arrested for various offences including money laundering, drugs and managing brothels.
Officers seized approximately £60,000 in cash and criminal property valued at around £50,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
UPDATE: MISSING CHILD FOUND AS OF 4PM
Police are worried that a severely ill boy - missing from Thornton Heath - has fallen into a coma.
10 year-old Malakhi Chijiutomi-Ghosh needs medication three times a day.
It's now known he left his house at 6am and he was waiting at a bus stop in Streatham Common at o'clock. He may have boarded the 250 bus to Brixton.
He doesn't have any money or a travel card with him, but Detective Superintendent Andy Tarrant thinks he may have got on the train.
Our reporter has this update.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Police are continuing their investigation into the deaths of a couple from Camberley found dead with bullet wounds near Benidorm.
The bodies of 77 year olds Peter and Jean Tarsey, were found at their villa on Sunday.
A Spanish police spokeswoman said friends visited the couple, thought to be originally from Brentford, because they had not been seen for a few days.
The Foreign Office says it is "ready to provide consular assistance".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm
"Hidden Hunger" is a real problem, even in affluent Kingston
There are several pockets of deprivation and debt levels above the national average in Kingston.
According to charity Love Kingston, hidden hunger is an issue where there is low income and no financial safety net or savings.
An unexpected bill, sickness or reduction in income can push a family into crisis, unable to buy basic food.
The Kingston Foodbank project works in partnership with front line agencies and care providers.
The team offers help, advice and 3-4 days supply of food.
The winners of the inaugural Love Kingston Day Awards on Feb the 14th have also been announced.
Kingston College won the award for Most People Involved.
Kingston First won the award for the Biggest Impact on Social Media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Richmond Council has been awarded the first of three accreditation levels for being a healthy workplace by Greater London Authority
A team representing the council presented its case to judges at the London Healthy Workplace Charter in London last week.
It included photos of facilities, showers and bike parking areas and healthy food options in snack trolleys and vending machines.
The council is now planning to apply for the top most level of accreditation later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Fire at Sutton Hospital
Police were called to a fire at a disused building on the Sutton Hospital site this morning.
Officers arrived to find the London Fire Brigade tackling the blaze in an office and corridor on the 3rd floor of the building.
No one was in the building at the time.
The fire is now out.
Police believe the fire was started deliberately and are appealing for witnesses to the blaze.
Anyone with information should ring Sutton Police station on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Police 'extremely concerned' about whereabouts of missing 10-year-old boy
Detectives searching for a missing 10-year-old boy from Thornton Heath are warning he may have already fallen into a coma.
Malakhi Chijiutomi-Ghosh suffers from a severe illness and requires medication three times a day.
It's thought he ran away from his home in in the early hours - but he was last spotted at 7 o'clock this morning.
Police say he doesn't have a mobile phone, Oyster card or any cash.
Detective Superintendent Andy Tarrant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
New community bus for Cobham
A new community bus is set to address the lack of public transport in Cobham and the surrounding areas.
Chatterbus is launching just after Easter, and its route includes Weybridge, Downside, and Oxshott.
Mary Lewis is the project's vice-chairman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
What does the LEZ mean for you?
You may have seen the signs on the A3 at New Malden warning you are entering a low emission zone – but what does that actually mean?
The LEZ aims to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles heading into London to become cleaner.
It covers most of greater London and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Daily charges start at £100 for a vehicle like a minibus.
Paul Foster with vehicle technology firm Telogis, says there are ways we can make our cars less polluting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm
Appeal after fatal collision in Clapham
Detectives are appealing for information after a fatal crash in Clapham.
Police were called to Clapham Common North Side at the junction with Victoria Rise just after 9 o'clock on Friday evening.
A car had been involved in a collision with an 18-year-old motorcyclist, who was taken to a hospital where he died on Sunday.
The driver of the car stopped at the scene, and is assisting enquiries.
She hasn't been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Palace postmark from Hampton Court
Hampton Court Palace has been given a special postmark from the Royal Mail.
It's to mark a big anniversary.
500 years ago builders were commissioned to lay the foundations of the palace.
There are celebrations on the Easter weekend with fireworks.
And the postmark will be seen on millions of pieces of mail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Arson suspected in Epsom
Surrey police are treating a fire in Epsom as suspicious.
Officers were called to the building which is near to the roundabout at Christ Church Road and Horton Lane.
The building is set back from the road.
DC Hannah Millyard is appealing for witnesses to the blaze on Saturday morning just before 10.50 am and says anyone with information should ring 101.
Or it can be reported online https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am
Elderly Merc driver in hospital
An 86 year old driver in a Mercedes collided with the wall of a home in Sutton.
The car was found wedged in a wall in The Causeway.
Police carried out emergency life support on the pensioner before London Ambulance arrived.
He was taken to a South London hospital suffering from a head injury.
Hospital staff deemed the injury to be life changing, but this has since been downgraded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am
Wimbledon writer died trying to save his brother
The man who died yesterday after jumping on to Tube tracks to try and rescue his brother has been named as Nick Mann from Wimbledon.
The 35-year-old writer was killed when he tried to save his brother Robert from an oncoming train after he dropped something on the line at Old Street.
The pair were taken to the Royal Free Hospital, where Nick died.
32-year-old Robert, who lives in Manchester, is said to be in a serious but stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am
Dead Benidorm couple from Brentford
It’s believed the British couple found shot dead near Benidorm in Spain were originally from west London.
Peter and Jean Tarsey who were 77 had lived in Spain for two decades.
The pair was found together on a sofa after friends had raised the alarm.
Mr Tarsey was a former Olympic diver who took part in the 1956
Games in Melbourne for Great Britain.
He also represented England in the Commonwealth games in 1954 and 1958.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am
Richmond Council urging people to find out how care changes could affect them
Richmond Council is urging people to find out how changes to care and support coming into effect tomorrow will affect them.
It will affect the estimated 1.5 million people in the country who receive care and support.
It will mean carers have expanded rights to assessment and to council support, and that deferred payment agreements will become available.
For more details of how this could affect you, go to www.richmond.gov.uk/the_care_act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Cycling facilities in Richmond are set to be improved, thanks to £10 million of funding from the Mayor of London.
Last year, the borough missed out on the top prize for Transport for London's Mini Holland scheme.
But the Mayor's cycling adviser, Andrew Gilligan, was impressed with the bid and agreed to look at investing in the borough's cycling infrastructure.
The money will be spent on improving cycling facilities along the A316 Great Chertsey Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am
Monday, 30 March 2015
Officers Appeal for Witnesses in Norbury
Police are appealing for witnesses after a Mercedes collided with a tree in Norbury seriously injuring the passengers and driver on Sunday.
Emergency services were called to Streatham High Road just after 7 in the morning.
The 22 year old driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and possession of a Class A drug.
All three were taken to hospital and are currently being treated for, serious but not life threatening, injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm
Hounslow Drug Lord Jailed
Members of a Colombian drugs cartel who were caught smuggling millions of pounds worth of cocaine in banana boxes have been jailed.
Officers uncovered plastic bananas stuffed with 24 million pounds worth of cocaine hidden among produce shipped into Dover last year.
The three gang members including, Leonel Hernandez-gonzales from Hounslow, have been jailed for a total of 59 years.
The court heard detectives recovered over 100 kilos of the Class A drug in July last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm
Knife point robbery in Woking
Police are investigating a knife point robbery in Woking.
It happened on Saturday night at the Co-op store on St John’s Road just after a man entered the shop and demanded money from a cashier.
A man in his 20s was assaulted when the offender pushed him into a door.
The suspect is white, slim and wearing a dark blue coat and it’s believed he arrived on a mountain bike.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish what was taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
Van thefts in Sutton, Carshalton and Worcester Park.
Sutton police are warning there’s been five break-ins to vans in Carshalton and Sutton between the 23rd and 27th of March.
Tools were stolen – in one case to the value of more than eight hundred pounds.
The police alert also includes a break-in at Worcester Park.
Some vans were broken into through a smashed window and in some cases the owners had left the vehicles unlocked – while they worked nearby.
The thefts took place in Banstead Road and Pine Walk in Carshalton, Devonshire Avenue and Brighton road in Sutton and Colborne Way in Worcester Park.
The Media Manager at Sutton police, Colin Walden says the public should ring 999 if they see anyone acting suspiciously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
Royal river gets revamp in Whitton
A royal river in Whitton is to be renovated with more than £150,000 of funding.
The Duke of Northumberland’s river runs from the Crane in Twickenham to the Thames in Isleworth.
It dates from Henry the 8th’s time when it was known as the Isleworth Mill Stream.
It runs parallel to the River Longford and was diverted in 1944 for the creation of Heathrow Airport.
The improvements will help to create a riverside walk linking three rivers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm
Italian says he can begin life again after the death of Coulsdon's Meredith Kercher.
The Italian originally convicted for the death of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher has spoken at a news conference on camera in Rome.
Raffaele Sollecito has said he can begin life again after hearing his conviction had not been upheld.
The 31 year old year old did not refer to Meredith in his 14 minute delivery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm
Police release CCTV image after woman assaulted on bus from Morden
Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they'd like to speak to after a passenger was assaulted on a bus travelling from Morden station.
It happened at 4 in the morning on New Year's Day on a 118 bus heading to Brixton.
The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was on the bus with two others, when the suspect got on and became abusive before hitting and kicking her.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned black woman, aged between 23 and 33, slim, with a long light brown coat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am
New sports area opens in Wimbledon
With many children starting their Easter holidays, Merton Council has opened a new multi-use sports area in Wimbledon.
The council says it hopes families will take advantage of the new tennis and netball courts at the Dundonald Recreation Ground.
It’s part of more than £450,000 investment in the Rec, which has seen a public playground open earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
New meningitis vaccine welcomed
After a year of negotiations the UK’s Department of Health has reached an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline that will enable babies to receive their meningitis B vaccine through the NHS immunisation schedule.
GSK, whose headquarters are in Brentford, acquired the vaccine from Novartis at the beginning of this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am
Action continues to secure release of Shaker Aamer
The next Shaker Aamer Parliamentary Group Meeting will be held at Westminster tomorrow.
The British resident has been detained at Guantanamo Bay for 13-years without ever being charged.
Aamer, whose family live in Battersea, was cleared for release in 2007.
The public meeting will look at new proposals for action including sending a delegation to Washington to meet American politicians and human rights campaigners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Recall for Brentford defender
Brentford have recalled Jack O’Connell from his loan move at Rochdale.
The Bees signed the 20-year old in February from Blackburn, but allowed him to continue his loan spell at Spotland.
He’ll go straight into the squad for Friday’s derby with Fulham.
O’Connell marked the end of his time at Rochdale with the winning goal against Yeovil in his 100th game for the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm
Funding for riverside project
A project aiming to create a new 10-kilometre circular riverside walk has received more than £150,000 of funding.
That’s after more than 1,700 people supported the Duke’s River Link online.
The river is a 500-year-old, four-kilometre long constructed waterway that runs from the Crane in Twickenham to the Thames in Isleworth.
The improvements will help to create a riverside walk liking the three rivers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
Police appeal after Woking verbal altercation
Police are appealing for witnesses after a verbal altercation between two people in Woking town centre.
It happened on Monday outside the Halifax Bank in Commercial Way.
Officers have been told there was an exchange of words between a man and woman in the road.
The man involved is described as black, approximately 5ft 9 inches tall and was wearing an A-frame style sandwich board and a grey tracksuit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm
BA frequent flier accounts accessed by hackers
Hackers have accessed tens of thousands of British Airways frequent flier accounts.
The Heathrow based airline says no personal information has been viewed or stolen, though.
It's frozen affected accounts while it resolves the issue, meaning some users may not be able to use their air miles for the time being.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm
Free health checks in Richmond
People in Richmond are being told to take advantage of free health checks in the borough’s supermarkets.
They are said to be the most effective way of early detection of problems such as heart and kidney disease, diabetes and strokes.
Those at greatest risk from these kind of medical issues are people aged 40 and over.
The health check programme has been out on the road, setting up ‘pop up’ services in places like church halls and libraries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Two men in hospital after being attacked in Surbiton
Two men are in hospital after being attacked in Surbiton.
Police were called just after 6 o’clock this morning to reports of an injured man in McDonalds on Victoria Road.
The man, in his 20s, was taken to hospital with facial injuries.
Later on, at 7.45, police were called to a hospital A&E where they found a second man, also in his 20s, suffering a serious neck injury – he’s currently in a serious condition.
It’s believed both men sustained their injuries at 10 to 6 in Electric Parade, near the KFC restaurant.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Kingston Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm
Fire station evacuated after Legionella bacteria discovered
Firefighters in Staines have been evacuated from their station after experts discovered Legionella bacteria in the water system.
The bug, which is linked to potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease, was found two weeks ago.
The building’s now been ruled too dangerous to use.
A council spokesman told The Sun on Sunday that work is underway to flush away the bacteria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm
Students advised over TV licence
Students are being reminded they can claim a refund on a TV licence bought at the start of the academic year – of almost £40.
That’s if they’re leaving their accommodation for the summer and either returning to another licensed property or going off travelling.
At the same time they’re being warned to make sure that they are properly licensed and to avoid fines of up to £1,000.
Spokesman for TV Licensing Martin Dyan, says 76 young people from across Hounslow, Woking and Kingston were recently caught out.
Some of those netted give bizarre reasons:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm
McLaren pleased with Malaysian Grand Prix despite failing to finish
McLaren say the Malaysian Grand Prix marked a ‘significant step-up in performance’ for the whole team.
That’s despite both Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso failing to finish the race for the Woking-based team.
It was won by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton coming second.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
London Fire Brigade frees victim from road accident in Norbury
One person was released from car wreckage after a serious road accident in Streatham High Road.
London Fire Brigade freed the victim who was then taken to hospital.
It happened between Green Lane and Hermitage Lane in Norbury just before 8am on Sunday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Hair today, gone tomorrow for an 8 year old from Motspur Park
An eight year old girl from Motspur Park is to have her hair cut short for charity.
Katie Beauchamp is to have her long, dark locks chopped next Thursday, to make a wig for the Little Princess Trust.
The organisation makes hairpieces for children who lose their hair through illness and chemotherapy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am
Kingstonian keep play-off hopes alive
Wimbledon’s slim hope of a play-off place in League Two may have gone following yesterday’s 1-all draw at Tranmere Rovers.
In the Conference Woking registered a 3-2 win at Chester.
In the Conference South Staines Town drew nil-all at St Albans City while Sutton went down 1-nil to Eastbourne Borough.
Kingstonian breezed past Peacehaven & Telscombe 3-nil at Kingsmeadow in Ryman League action.
They're just three points off the play-off spots.
Leatherhead & Hampton & Richmond both lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am