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Saturday, 9 May 2015

St Helier Festival back for the 7th year

St Helier festival is back for its 7th consecutive year.

The free community fun day takes place on Saturday 13th June and runs from 12-5pm.

Festivities include live music, sports activities, dance acts and a free Big Top Circus with circus workshops for kids.

You can find the festival at the green space at Middleton Road – just outside the David Weir Leisure Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Goldsmith continuing the fight against Heathrow runway
Zac Goldsmith has taken to twitter to personally thank all his voters for Thursday’s general election result.

The tory MP managed to keep his seat with a 4,091 majority in Richmond Park and North Kingston.

Fresh from the win, he’s continuing his promise to stop the expansion of Heathrow airport.

He tweeted, ‘Airports Commission has suddenly reopened its consultation - specifically on issue of air pollution. Heathrow is surely now off the menu’.

Goldsmith has been a long-time critic of plans for a third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Mental Health Awareness Week
St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 with a week-long series of events starting Monday.

A public open morning at Tolworth Hospital takes place on Wednesday - to help people learn about the services on offer.

The events are aimed to raise awareness of mental health, to fight discrimination and stigma and to promote good mental wellbeing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Surbiton Trophy Tennis tournament
The Surbiton Trophy Tennis tournament is back this June for the first time since 2008.

Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club will host the grass court event from June the 6th to the 14th, the week after the French Open finishes.

Roger Federer lost in the semi-finals at Surbiton in 1999.

Recent past winners include Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Taylor Dent and Mardy Fish.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

Epsom hospital staff fundraise for Nepal
Staff at Epsom and St. Helier Hospitals are fundraising to help loved ones affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Gita Gurung has worked for the Trust for two years. She originally came from Kathmandu and wants to help her family who are still in that area.

Surya Limbu is also from Nepal. Together, they will be selling Nepalese delicacies at the restaurant at St. Helier on Wednesday between 12 and 2.

The money raised will go to the South London Nepalese (Gurkha) Association.

For more information, contact Community Action Nepal at www.canepal.org.uk or the South London Nepalese (Gurkha) Association at www.singa.com. You can donate through www.dec.org.uk or www.redcross.org.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 am  

Friday, 8 May 2015

The Jackie News Pod


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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 pm  

Information needed following assault in Banstead
Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Banstead.

2 men approached the male victim in Bolters Lane yesterday evening, threatening him with a knife and physically assaulting him after asking for his mobile phone.

One of the men is black, between 19 and 20 years old, around 6ft tall and of slim build.

The other man is white, also between 19 and 20 years of age, around 5ft 7 inches tall with a slightly stocky build.

It’s thought they were both wearing grey hoodies with their hoods up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses after theft in Epsom
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour near Epsom Railway Station to come forward.

It’s thought five men, were in the area around the time a robbery occurred in an alleyway off Waterloo Road about midday on Wednesday last week.

A man in his 20s was treated in hospital for facial injuries after being robbed of a diamond ring, approximately £20 in cash, a mobile phone and keys.

Detectives would like to hear from commuters who may have seen the men who were dressed in dark clothing, possibly with their faces concealed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

F1 Practice results are disappointing for Woking-based McLaren drivers
Nico Rosberg was fastest in first practice for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix – pushing Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton into second place.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were next fastest in Barcelona.

McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button were a disappointing 15th and 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

In Croydon Central Labour's Sarah Jones was just 165 votes behind Conservative's Gavin Barwell who retained the seat - support for both parties increased in the constituency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

General Election 2015: Live
05:40 That's it for our live blog, but stay tuned to Jackie for the results that are yet to be announced - Croydon Central, Croydon South, Epsom and Ewell and Spelthorne.

05:39

05:33 Here's what Steve Reed had to say after retaining Croydon North.



05:26

05:25

05:20 Here's Paul Burstow's reaction to his defeat.



05:18 Here's Paul Scully after his win.



05:16 Conservatives say they've held Woking.



Not official yet though.



05:10 We have reaction from a number of people:










05:04 Here's the latest.



04:57 Mary Macleod has lost Brentford and Isleworth - Steve Reed has kept Croydon North.

04:38

04:36 Vince Cable has lost Twickenham - the new MP is Tania Mathias.

04:31 Boris Johnson has won Uxbridge & South Ruislip.

04:26 More Lib Dem losses - this time Paul Barstow loses Sutton and Cheam.



04:22 Recount at Brentford and Isleworth.

04:21 Richard Grant sums up the Runnymede and Weybridge constituency for us.



04:11

04:10 Tom Brake has retained his seat at Carshalton and Wallington.

04:08 Zac Goldsmith has retained Richmond Park, while Phillip Hammond has retained Runnymede and Weybridge.

04:02

04:00

03:59 Greg Hands also held Chelsea and Fulham about half an hour ago, but it got a bit lost with the Ed Davey commotion. His majority has gone down though.

03:58 Labour hold Hayes and Harlington and Feltham and Heston.

03:46

03:44 Here is more from James Berry.



03:43

03:42 Labour sources say Ed Miliband is set to lose his role as leader of the Labour party.

03:41 Here's the moment Ed Davey lost his seat.



03:40 Here is James Berry's reaction to winning Kingston and Surbiton.



03:37 ED DAVEY HAS LOST KINGSTON & SURBITON TO JAMES BERRY.

03:28

03:25

03:21 Here's the latest in SW London.



03:12

03:11

03:11 Andy Slaughter has held Hammersmith for Labour.

02:59 Alex Loveridge is in Hammersmith.



02:55

02:50

02:49 Stephen Hammond retains Wimbledon seat.


02:43

02:36 Justine Greening spoke to Jackie's Claire Linstead.


Siobhain McDonagh spoke to Jackie's Charlotte Long.



02:35 Chuka Umunna has retained Streatham.

02:34

02:15 Stephen Hammond isn't taken anything for granted in Wimbledon.



02:14 Richard Grant is at Runnymede and Weybridge.



02:06 59,935 votes cast in Kingston and Surbiton.

02:05



01:54

01:52 Here's Sadiq Khan's reaction to winning.



And here's Justine Greening's.



01:50 Mike Oban is at the counts for Feltham and Heston and Brentford and Isleworth.



01:47 Hammersmith is expecting to be announced at 3am. The Conservatives there have told Alex Loveridge they're unlikely to win.

01:38 62.5% turnout for Croydon North.

01:25

01:24 Jane Ellison retains Battersea with 26,730 votes.

01:21 Kingston and Surbiton turnout - 73%.

01:12 Tooting stays Labour.



01:10 Vince Cable could be in trouble according to Channel 4.



01:06

01:05



01:04 Here's what it looks like with Putney's result coming through.



00:59
00:58 Justine Greening has increased her majority in Putney, keeping her seat.

00:57

00:35



00:29

00:28

00:27 Sachin Patel is the Labour candidate for Richmond Park.



00:17 Ed Davey is hoping to retain his seat for Kingston and Surbiton.



00:16



00:06 Della Reynolds is running as an independent candidate for Esher and Walton.



00:04 Lib Dem Danny Alexander Chief Secretary to the Treasury appears to have lost his seat for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey.

00:02 Sarah Onions has sent us this picture of the Kingston & Surbiton cont.



00:00 Barry Edwards, the UKIP candidate for Twickenham speaks to us.



23:51





23:50 Acting returning officer for Kingston and Surbiton says it's a 70% turnout.

23:46 Charlotte Long speaks to Charles Barraball, who's running for the Green Party in Wimbledon.



23:39 Leigh-Ann Gerrans is at the three Croydon counts.



23:38 Steve Mowbray is at Epsom and Ewell.



23:36 Here's Sheila Boswell speaking to us.



23:20 Claire Linstead is covering Putney for us.



23:10 The first result of the general election is in.

Labour have held their seat in Houghton and Sunderland South.

23:08 Jack Duggan is covering Esher and Walton for us.







22:50 It's all go in Woking.



22:40 Richard Grant is at the count for Runnymede and Weybridge.



22:38 Simone Halfin has sent us this from the counts for Richmond Park and Twickenham.



22:36 Adam Shaw is at the count for Woking.



22:26 Charlotte Long is at the count for the Mitcham and Morden and Wimbledon constituencies.



22:19 Tooting is also a marginal seat as Julian Perkins reports.



22:18 Lib Dems hold Sutton and Cheam - it could be a crucial seat as Emily Jephcott reports.



22:02 As counting for the general election begins, the Exit Poll is forecasting the Conservatives as the largest party.

The poll for Sky News, the BBC and ITV News puts David Cameron's party on 316 - ten short of an overall majority and way ahead of Labour on 239.

The predicted SNP surge seems to have materialised - Nicola Sturgeon's party is predicted to win 58 seats.

But the Liberal Democrat vote appears to have collapsed with Nick Clegg's party forecast to win just 10 seats - according to the poll by Ipsos MORI and GfK NOP.

UKIP and the Greens are predicted to win 2 each, Plaid Cymru 4, and others 19.

22:00 The polls closed at 10pm. Here's a reminder of what happened in 2010.



21:51 Pupils at Tolworth Girls School will be closely following their own alternative election over the next 24 hours.

Representatives from years 7 to 10 have created four of their own political parties complete with manifestos and a ballot vote this morning.

Provisional results can be expected by registration tomorrow.



21:48 Welcome to our live blog on the general election.

We've got people at all the counts in SW London and North Surrey.

The polling stations close at 10.

The team in the studio is ready!

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 am  

Thursday, 7 May 2015

A man is arrested after a fatal hit and run in Tooting
Detectives investigating a fatal hit and run in Tooting have arrested a man.

The 29-year-old was detained on Monday, on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

In the early hours on Saturday a pedestrian – named as 31 year old Abdinajib Awale was struck by a car in Tooting Bec Road – he died at the scene.

The suspect was taken to a south London police station from where he’s been bailed to return on a date in early July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Notorious Croydon gangster reoffends in Wales
A notorious gangster who grew up in Croydon and was dubbed 'The General' has struck again by carrying out a violent armed robbery in Wales.

26 year old Joland Giwa was given a new life in Newport after being jailed for a string of robberies, because the government could not deport him.

Despite vowing to make a fresh start the court heard how Giwa covered his face with a red bandanna and stole £600 from a bookmakers.

He will be sentenced at a later date but the Home Office is still pushing to get him deported to Nigeria or Sierra Leone
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Cautious optimism for former Chelsea player after stroke
Jimmy Greaves is out of intensive care following the severe stroke he suffered on Sunday and is able to sit up in bed, according to his family.

The 75 year-old former Tottenham and England striker who began his career at Chelsea, was admitted to hospital at the weekend.

A statement from the family says: "Whilst he is by no means out of the woods there is room for cautious optimism"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Child unconscious after an accident in Carshalton
A 12 year old girl is unconscious after being knocked over by a car in Carshalton.

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service were called to the accident in West Street at around 7.30 this morning and the girl was taken to hospital.

Police have closed West Street between West Street Lane and Colston Avenue.

Officers are speaking to the driver - who’s a woman aged about 30.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

People across Surrey are now voting in the 2015 general election
People across Surrey are voting in the 2015 general election.

Polls opened at 7am in 11 constituencies across the county and will close at 10pm.

Counting will get under way for all the seats after polls close and results are due to be declared throughout the night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Surrey Singers Go To Royal Albert Hall
More than 1,000 Surrey singers will perform at the Royal Albert Hall next week to mark Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary.

The ensemble is made up of people of 7 years old all the way through to 70.

Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex will be part of the audience at next Tuesday’s Freedom Game event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Police release images of a wanted man in Croydon


Police in Croydon have released images of a man they want to talk to in connection with a number of sexual offences.

Two were in Galpins Road and the other one was in London Road, West Croydon.

They all happened last month .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Network Rail apologise for travel chaos near Clapham Junction
Network Rail have apologised for rail chaos that left commuters trapped on a train for five hours and disrupted travel for thousands.

The problem between Wandsworth Common and Clapham Junction caused the suspension of trains in and out of Victoria last Thursday.

They believe it was the result of a mistake; the conductor rail - which supplies electricity to trains – wasn’t put back in place after engineering work the evening before.

Thousands of people were stranded during morning rush hour and it caused knock-on delays through the night because trains were in the wrong locations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

RSPCA report a rise in the number of exotic pets abandoned
Two bearded dragons dumped and left to die in a cold London stairwell have been rescued by the RSPCA.

The two lizards plus a desert iguana abandoned at the RSPCA in Wandsworth are the latest to be collected…

After the charity has witnessed a rise in the number of exotic pets being thrown away or admitted.

In 2014 the RSPCA were called out to help almost 800 bearded dragons - which is a 27% increase on the previous year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Images released of 4 suspects in Epsom robbery


Police have released CCTV footage of four men they want to trace in connection with a robbery in Epsom.

In March a 17-year-old boy was approached by a group of men on a footpath between Ewell East station and Reigate Road.

He gave them his iPhone after they threatened him with violence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Lorry comes out victorious in battle with postbox in Belmont


For some people living in Belmont, posting letters isn’t as easy as it used to be.

That’s after a lorry clipped and knocked over their postbox outside Signal Services in Station Road.

It happened last month as it made its way along the road to make a delivery, clipping the postbox as it did so.

The site of the postbox has since been tarmacked over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Missing teenager from Croydon is found
Officers were appealing for the public's help to find a teenager from Croydon who went missing with her baby.

17 year old Ashley Smith and her daughter Keira-Marie have now been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Chaos for travellers at Surbiton


There was misery for commuters on South West trains this morning at Surbiton.

Long delays were due to a signalling fault.

Everything is back to normal now.

Photo courtesy of: @JennyT29
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Delays at busiest airports getting worse
Delays at ten of the UK's busiest airports got worse last year.

The Civil Aviation Authority says only 73 per cent of charter flights were on time in 2014 – a 4% reduction on the year before.

Of the 10 airports only Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle improved their scheduled flight punctuality in 2014 compared with 2013
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Public hearings to be heard on plans for Sheerwater
Public hearings are to be held next month as part of an inquiry into a regeneration scheme for a Surrey estate.

As part of the plans for Sheerwater, 600 homes could be demolished.

An independent panel was set up after residents on the estate called for an investigation into processes by Woking council.

The authority’s said hearings will take place from the 1st to the 4th of June - people who want to give evidence, need to express their interest by the 18th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Police appeal after jewellery theft in Cheam Village




Police are appealing for information about items of jewellery stolen from a flat in Cheam Village.

Robbers forced their way in through the front door to the flat in Cheam Mansion on Station Way, last Wednesday between 7am and 8pm.

If you saw anything suspicious around this time or if you see any of these jewellery items for sale you’re asked to call Sutton Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Wandsworth prisoner is due before magistrates later
A prisoner's due before magistrates later charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at a jail in south London.

56 year-old Wadid Barsoum was found dead in his cell at Wandsworth prison on Monday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Wandsworth Prisoner Charged With Murdering Inmate
A Wandsworth prison inmate has been charged today with murdering a fellow prisoner.

It follows an incident inside Wandsworth Prison at around 7:30 yesterday morning.

46 year old Taras Nykolyn is accused of killing Wadid Barsoum a 66 year old inmate.

Nykolyn will appear before Wimbledon Magistrates tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Hammersmith Rapist Jailed for Life


A man who raped a pensioner in her own home has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the attack.

33 year old Robert Lashley of Blythe Road Hammersmith, targeted the 80-year-old as she left her home to go to a newsagent’s last August.

CCTV showed Lashley loitering outside the victim's block of flats.

As she returned home, he followed her in and forced his way into her apartment.

He’s been ordered to serve a minimum of seven-and-a-half years before he is considered for release.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

The Jackie News Pod


Radio Jackie's 15 minute podcast of all the day's news for South West London and North Surrey is now online.
It's updated weekday evenings from 7pm.
Simply click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm  

Teacher pleads guilty to charges
A former teacher at an elite school in Barnes has pleaded guilty to possessing and making thousands of indecent images of children.

Anthony Fuggle was a classics master at Colet Court, a junior division of St Paul’s Prep.

The 58 year old was found to be in possession of more than 1,000 still and moving images of children.

He admitted six counts of possessing indecent images of children, and seven of making indecent images of children on or before the 10th of September 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Landlords to be surveyed in Richmond
Ending assured short-hold tenancies in the private sector is the key reason for homelessness in Richmond.

That’s according to the council.

An AST gives a tenant a right to live in a property for a certain amount of time, undisturbed, with a fixed rent.

A survey has been created for landlords who own or manage homes, to try and understand why they may wish to end such an agreement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

An Army sergeant has been found guilty of 13 sex attacks on seven female recruits in Croydon
46 year old Edwin Mee has been acquitted of three charges by jurors at Southwark Crown Court – they are still considering others.

They are continuing to deliberate on four counts of sexual assault and one of rape.

He worked at the Mitcham Barracks Army Careers and Information Office as a recruitment sergeant when he carried out the attacks.

Mee, of Tavistock Road, Croydon, was accused of exploiting his position of trust and power to abuse women while working at the Army offices.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Queen arrives at Kensington Palace
In the last few minutes, The Queen has arrived at Kensington Palace to meet her great grand-daughter.

4th in line to the throne, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, was born at 8.34am on Saturday in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Princess Charlotte.

The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace this afternoon witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Police are continuing to question a man in his 40s on suspicion of murder at Wandsworth prison
Police were called at 07:35am yesterday to reports a male prisoner, thought to be in his 60s, had died in his cell.

Next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Kilmorey Mausoleum will receive a £70,000 renovation thanks to Richmond Council.

The cast iron railings on the boundary walls at the Kilmorey Mausoleum will now be restored after the Council approved funding for the renovation.

The hidden gem which lies in St Margaret’s, Twickenham, was built in 1854 and has a distinctive pink and grey Egyptian style design which at the time cost 16s 9d (£30,000).

The Environment Trust has also helped to maintain the gardens and will continue to do so.

The 2nd Earl of Kilmorey commissioned the mausoleum for his mistress, Priscilla, when she became ill with a terminal heart condition in 1851.

Their relationship developed from his friendship with her parents Captain William Hoste and Lady Harriet Walpole.

When Captain Hoste died, the Earl became a guardian of the children and in the early 1840s he eloped with Priscilla.

A search was mounted but it appeared that they had fled abroad, without trace.

After their return to England, their son, Charles, was born at Cross Deep House on July 19, 1844.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

A man is sentenced after racial abuse in Carshalton
A 42-year-old man from Wallington’s received a suspended prison sentence for a racially aggravated public order offence.

Christopher Miles swore and shouted a stream of racist abuse at a woman wearing a hijab in Carshalton High Street in October.

He followed her while continuing with his tirade and threatened a passerby who came to her assistance - he was arrested a couple of hours later.

As well as a prison sentence he’s been ordered to enter an alcohol treatment programme and carry out 220 hours of unpaid community work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

PM heckled in Twickenham


David Cameron has been heckled by a protester in Twickenham.

During a speech at Squires Garden Centre, a man claimed the Prime Minister was racist towards the Scots.

Mr Cameron spoke about Labour and the SNP – saying people on Thursday had to choose between stability or instability.

Speaking to us after, he told us he believes he can still get a majority.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Police are talking to a man on a roof in Brixton
There is a man on a roof in Brixton Road.

Police are in attendance and are attempting to speak with him.

An ambulance is blocking the end of the bus lane, and Stockwell road is completely closed.

This has resulted in long delays for traffic in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

More commuter misery after electrical problems near Croydon
Commuters have endured more travel misery on their way into London this morning.

Electrical supply problems near Croydon have affected Southern services between East Grinstead and both Victoria and London Bridge stations.

Rail replacement buses have been used on some routes.

It follows severe disruption last week, following a power problem near Clapham Junction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Monday, 4 May 2015

Former Chelsea striker in intensive care
One of the greatest goalscorers in English football history, Jimmy Greaves, is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke.

He scored 44 goals for his country - the fourth highest total of all time.

The 75-year-old started his career at Chelsea, but is a Tottenham Hotspur legend, and fell ill just days before he was due to be welcomed into the club's hall of fame.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Former Chelsea assistant manager speaks on Mourinho's future
Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins reckons manager Jose Mourinho could bring success to the club for many years to come.

They won the Premier League title with three games to play by beating Crystal Palace 1-0.

Wilkins - also an ex-Chelsea assistant manager - says the club's a perfect match for Mourinho.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Un-ewe-sual traffic stop by Kingston Police


Police officers in Kingston carrying out routine checks on a car have made a surprising discovery.

As police chatted to the driver yesterday evening, they found a sheep looking at them through the window of the black Volvo.

The driver explained the sheep, named Amy, is the mascot for St George’s Hospital in Tooting and was being taken back home to Kingston City Farm.

A police spokesman said the driver wasn’t found to be causing any offences and was allowed to continue with his journey.

Photo: @MPSKingston
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

Heathrow boss suggests scrapping early morning flights could be considered
The boss of Heathrow Airport has hinted he would consider scrapping early morning flights to secure a third runway.

Chief executive John Holland-Kaye appeared to suggest that stopping early take offs and landings may become a condition of gaining permission for expansion.

He told GetWestLondon the airport needs to get the right balance of doing the right thing for the community while still operating as a thriving airport.

The Airports Commission is due to give its recommendation for expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick by the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

Murder enquiry launched after death at Wandsworth Prison
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man at Wandsworth Prison.

Police were called to the prison just after 7.30 this morning to reports of a prisoner having died in his cell.

The dead man is believed to be in his 60s, and his next of kin have been informed.

The suspect, who’s also a prisoner, is currently in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm  

Hounslow landlady fined more than one hundred thousand pounds after fire death.
A Hounslow landlady has been fined one hundred and sixty thousand pounds after one of her tenants was killed in a fire.

Sukhi Singh was in the Cromwell Road house he shared with nine others when a blaze broke out in the early hours of August the 8th in 2011.

He was rescued by 20 firefighters but died in hospital shortly afterwards.

The other tenants managed to escape unharmed.

Inspectors then found a string of safety breaches following the fire and a prosecution was launched against landlady Mrs Surinder Rana.

She was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Clegg returns to South West London
The leader of the Lib Dems has returned to campaign in South West London with a drop off in Twickenham.

Nick Clegg was in Surbiton on Easter Monday meeting supporters.

He refused to be drawn on the latest point that David Cameron has admitted privately that he can’t win a majority in the election.

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Scriven says the prime minister told Nick Clegg the Tories won't win outright.

Mr Clegg says he won't reveal details of private conversations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Surrey registrars come to the rescue for two happy couples
Registrars in Surrey have worked together to come to the aid of two couples who were due to get married at Clandon Park this weekend.

The stately home near Guildford was wrecked by fire.

The registrars at Surrey County council plus their colleagues in Kingston and Wandsworth applied for fresh notices of marriage double quick and applied to drop the period of notice normally needed to get hitched.

The couples were due to be married on Friday and Saturday at Clandon Park but they were contacted at 8 am to be told the good news that their weddings would still go ahead albeit not in the original place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Woking detectives waiting for forensic tests
Detectives in Woking hope this week to receive the results of forensic tests on the body of a man found last month.

Police are continuing to appeal for information on the death of Stuart Brown.

Mr Brown’s body was discovered by officers in Horsell Moor just before 11am on April the 22nd.

The cause of death has not yet been established.

35-year-old Mr Brown is described as white, 5-feet-10 and of a slim build with brown hair and brown eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am  

Investigations continue into body found near Woking
Police are continuing to appeal for information on the death of a man whose body was found near Woking last month.

The body of Stuart Brown was discovered by officers in Horsell Moor just before 11am on April 22nd.

The cause of death has not yet been established and further toxicology tests are due to take place.

35-year-old Mr Brown is described as white, 5-feet-10 and of a slim build with brown hair and brown eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 am  

Surrey cricket champs start with big win
Surrey Cricket League Premier Division champions Old Thorntonians have begun their title defence with a resounding win.

They beat Wandsworth by 10 wickets, reaching 122 without loss in reply to 116.

Newly promoted Surrey Seamers ‘A’ beat Bec Old Boys by 9 wickets.

In Division One there were wins for London Gymkhana, Reigate and Surrey Challengers in the season’s opening round.

Raynes Park Former Pupils, Ali, Croydon Lions and Commonwealth all won in Division Two.

In Division Three Norbury Green, West Byfleet and Park Hill all got their campaigns off to winning starts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Staines man cycling for 11 days to raise money for Parkinson's Disease.
A Staines man suffering from Parkinson’s Disease is to ride from Penzance to John O’Groats to raise money for his condition.

Darin Davis is lucky enough to have a specific Parkinson’s nurse at Ashford Hospital who oversees his medication which he takes 6 times a day.

The 48 year will be cheered on by members of the Hounslow and District Wheelers Cycling Club who help him if he feels shaky and tell him to take his pill.

Mr Davis has a Facebook page with more information about the ride which starts on Tuesday.

He's raised more than two thousand pounds so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Appeal for witnesses after fatal road collision in Streatham
A Hackney cab driver in Streatham may hold the clue to a fatal road collision early Saturday morning.

A pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at the junction of Dr Johnson Avenue and Tooting Bec Road just after 3 am.

The pedestrian was 33. His family are being told of the death.

Detectives have CCTV footage of a silver car seen after the incident and are appealing for its driver to come forward.

They also want to trace the Hackney cab driver seen in the area just after 3 am on May the 2nd.

The witness phone line at Merton is 0208 543 5157.

And if members of the public want to remain anonymous, they can call 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Elephants aren’t what you would usually expect to find on Clapham Common


But, on Saturday June the 6th, thousands of people will run dressed as the endangered animals, to raise awareness of their plight.

The Enormous Elephant Run, organised by Leatherhead based charity The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, needs more people to sign up.

Amie Alden works with the charity. She says money raised will go towards protecting wild elephants in Kenya.



To sign up, click here
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