Magazine comes under fire
Battersea Dogs and Cats home has criticised an article in Grazia magazine which advocated animal breeding to make money.
The centre says it supports neutering as it helps to control the booming cat and dog population.
It says it’s full of animals who could have originated from breeders and have been dumped when they haven’t sold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
In just under an hour the Wimbledon ladies singles final starts in just under an hour.
Serena Williams says she isn't underestimating Garbine Muguruza in today's final.
Victory for the world number one would see her hold all four grand slam titles at the same time.
It's a very different story though for Muguruza, who's in her first grand slam final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm
Candle causes Carshalton fire
The Fire Brigade is warning people to take care with candles after a fire at a Carshalton home on Thursday evening in which it’s believed an unattended candle was the cause of the blaze.
A woman escaped from the semi-detached house in Wales Avenue before the fire service arrived.
It took an hour for the four fire engines and 21 firefighters to bring the fire under control.
Half of the first floor was damaged. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 am
Charges for PCSO in Addlestone assault
A Surrey police community support officer has been charged with common assault and suspended from duty following an incident in Addlestone on the 24th of February.
34 year old Stephanie Quirk will appear at Aldershot magistrates Court on the 6th August.
The PSCO has been suspended from duty pending the outcome of criminal and misconduct hearings. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 am
Friday, 10 July 2015
Fulham Police searching for boy
Police in Fulham are appealing for help in locating a missing teenage boy.
16 year old Yenom Tesfalem, who’s originally from Nottingham, was last seen in Fulham at around 2pm on Wednesday.
He has not been seen since and officers are concerned for his safety.
Yenom is black around 5ft 11ins tall with a slim build and short black dreadlocks and was wearing a black t-shirt, rosary beads and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information can call police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm
Police hunt hit and run driver in Kingston
Police are on the hunt for a driver involved in a hit and run near Kingston University this afternoon.
They reportedly hit a security guard and fled the scene.
It’s believed to have happened in Penrhyn Road at around 4.30pm.
Nearby Woodbines Avenue has been blocked off while a search of the area is underway. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm
Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon.
He's been beaten in straight sets in his semi-final with Roger Federer.
The Swiss player will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.
The world number one and defending champion beat Richard Gasquet.
Fire fighters have managed to control a blaze at a builder's yard in Croydon.
It broke out in Factory lane and took crews over an hour to put out.
The fire contained two tonnes of loose refuse and a butane cylinder.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Station Manager Sally Harper who was at the scene said: "The fire was well developed when we arrived and our crews worked hard to get it quickly under control. Thanks to their efforts, the fire was confined to the builder's yard although we evacuated one house nearby just as a precaution."
The Brigade was called at 1.35pm and the fire was under control by 2.50pm.
Crews from Croydon, Norbury and Woodside fire stations attended the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm
Child in hospital after accident in Richmond Park
A young boy has allegedly suffered life threatening head injuries after a branch fell on him in Richmond Park this morning.
The child, who was on a school trip, was airlifted to hospital just before 11am.
A Royal Parks Spokesman said checks are made on all the Royal parks' 170,000 trees regularly. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Attempted murder in Thornton Heath
Detectives are investigating an attempted murder in Thornton Heath.
Police were called just before 7 o'clock last night to reports of a stabbing in London Road.
Officers attended but did not find anyone with injuries.
They were later informed that three men in their late 20s to early 30s had attended a south London hospital all with stab injuries.
One man remains in hospital in a stable condition.
A second man was discharged after treatment yesterday evening. The third man declined medical treatment.
Detectives from Croydon CID urge anyone who has information about the incident to contact officers on 101 and quote ref: 3820219/15 or to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Fernando Alonso has shocked staff at Sandown Park and taken part in a spot of go-karting.
The McLaren driver and former World champion turned up on two nights this week for a couple of arrive and drive sessions.
His 45 second best lap time put him 3rd on the superstars leader board which E racing star Sam Bird tops. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Teenagers arrested following fresh appeal for information
Police are questioning four teenagers on suspicion of rape.
It follows an investigation into an attack on a girl in Hurlingham Park in February.
All have been bailed until September pending further enquiries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
A man’s been arrested in connection a stabbing in Thornton Heath.
The 39-year-old was arrested this morning on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in custody.
Police were called yesterday evening to reports of a stabbing in London Road.
Officers attended but didn’t find anyone with injuries.
They were later informed that three men in their late 20s to early 30s had attended hospital all with stab injuries.
One man remains in hospital in a stable condition. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
A man’s been stabbed in Tooting.
Police were called to Garratt Terrace earlier this afternoon and the area is sealed off.
An investigation’s underway and a man in his thirties has been taken to hospital. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Fulham owner dismisses departure rumours as 'total nonsense and complete fiction'
Fulham owner Shahid Khan has denied he’s looking to sell the club.
A report in the Standard claimed the American was looking to leave Craven Cottage and buy Tottenham.
He was said to be planning to relocate his NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars to the new White Hart Lane.
But a spokesman for Khan told us it’s ‘total nonsense and complete fiction’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm
Surrey to get pothole-proof roads
Surrey is to benefit from 819 pothole-proof-roads due to be built over the next three years.
According to Surrey County Council 177 roads have been lined up for reconstruction this financial year as part of their Operation Horizon project.
Planned work includes the Scilly Isles roundabout in Esher and West Street in Dorking.
The M25 had to be closed between junctions 9 for Leatherhead and 10 for Wisley earlier after four men were spotted running across it.
The police helicopter spotted the men just before 1pm near the Cobham Services.
Huge delays (pictured) occurred as a result.
It’s thought one man has been arrested and three others are still at large. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm
Driver from Oxshott banned from driving after hitting barrier closing tunnel
Video footage of a car as it crashed through a barrier closing the Hindhead Tunnel for road repairs has been released by police.
It also shows a road worker who was forced to run for safety.
The driver - Lloyd Johns from Oxshott - was banned from driving for two years and fined £900 by magistrates on Tuesday.
The 23 year old was convicted of drinking and driving and also admitted driving without due care and attention.
Surrey Police released the CCTV footage on YouTube after the hearing.
Thousands of residents call on PM to give the green light to Heathrow expansion
Pro-Heathrow expansion campaigners are putting pressure on the Government to push ahead with new runway.
They claim it will secure economic and community benefits in west London.
Campaign group Back Heathrow is urging its supporters to ask the PM to accept the recommendation of the UK Airports Commission and build a new runway at Heathrow.
Campaigners say a vocal minority of anti-Heathrow protesters will use any tactics possible to defeat the majority view in west London and the Thames Valley that Heathrow should expand.
53,000 residents responded to the Airports Commission public consultation backing a new runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm
Strange bollards appear on Tolworth Broadway
These bollards appeared outside an ATM machine in Tolworth Broadway earlier this week.
The move has left people owners puzzled.
Some claim they have been told the bollards were put there to stop would be thieves ramming the wall and making off with the cash machine.
However, business owners have complained that these are more of a hazard for the visually impaired than their A boards, which Kingston council has banned from the pavements due to health and safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
Police looking for man who failed to appear in court
Police are appealing for help in finding a man wanted on warrant for failing to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court.
22 year old Jack Hackman, from Caterham, was last seen on Wednesday the 1st of July.
Hackman has connections to Kenley and Croydon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
Witness appeal after an assault in Mitcham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Mitcham.
Officers were called in the early hours last Friday, to reports of a 42 year old man attacked in London Road.
He was taken to a south London hospital with facial injuries and released two days later but needs continued treatment.
It’s thought the assault is linked to an earlier altercation between two groups of men - four arrests have already been made as part of this investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
It's been a difficult commute into work for thousands of people in London today.
London Underground workers are on strike over plans to introduce a weekend overnight service from September.
Emily lives in Raynes Park but works in Islington.
She usually leaves home at 7.45am – but today left an hour earlier to make sure she got to work on time.
Chiswick RNLI has pulled two struggling Staffordshire bull terriers to safety after they began drifting down the River Thames yesterday morning.
The crew was alerted by the owners that their pets had entered the water and were rapidly drifting down the Thames, caught in a strong current.
One of the dogs drifted past the lifeboat station. a quick-thinking crew member on the shore pulled the dog out of the moving water. The crew then launched the lifeboat to rescue the second canine which was struggling to stay afloat near moorings in the middle of the river.
Mark Turrell, Helmsman at the charity’s Chiswick RNLI lifeboat station, said: ‘The dog, called Ollie, was very frightened and kept swimming away from the boat. He was extremely tired and had ingested a large amount of water therefore we had to grab him quickly. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm
Police wish to question man in Walton
Police have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to in relation to an incident involving a young girl in Walton Town centre.
A 16 year old girl was out shopping at around 3.40pm yesterday when she was approached by a man who tried to talk to her.
The man tried to grab the girls arm and said he wanted her to go to the park with him.
He is described as white, about 40-45 years old, quite short with black hair. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm
The Earl of Wessex was at a star studded gala in Kingston last night celebrating the borough’s talent.
The International Youth Arts Festival is back until July the 19th.
It sees numerous performances of music, dance, art and theatre taking place at venues across the town.
Glenn Davies is head of the Kingston Pensioners’ Forum. He says festivals like this are a great boost for the older residents.
'Candy striped' Kensington townhouse owner goes to court
A pensioner, who hit the headlines for painting red and white stripes on her Kensington townhouse, has started court action against planning policy.
71 year old Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, was accused of painting the candy stripes to "get her own back" on neighbours who objected to her property plans.
She wanted to demolish her house and replace it with a new dwelling and two-storey basement.
At the High Court she’s challenging Kensington and Chelsea Council's policy of restricting cellars to one storey – the hearing is expected to last up to three days. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Shop fire in Richmond
Firefighters are dealing with a shop fire in Richmond.
Part of the ground floor of the building in George Street is alight.
The Brigade was called shortly after 8.30 this morning - the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
And as a result of the incident buses in the area are being diverted. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am
Drugs raid in Sutton
Police acting on information from the local community, have carried out a drugs raid on a flat in Sutton.
Officers forced entry into the property in Killick House on Monday and found a quantity of suspected cannabis, weighing scales and other drugs paraphernalia.
A 17 year old youth was arrested for drugs possession with intent to supply and a woman in her 30s was arrested for allowing the premises to be used for drug distribution.
They’ve been bailed to return in September pending substance analysis and further enquiries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
RNLI rescue trapped dog
The RNLI has released a video of a lifeboat crew from Chiswick saving a trapped dog cut off by the tide.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Nelson was stranded on the foreshore at Dukes Meadow and it wasn’t possible to access him by land.
But the lifeboat crew successfully brought him back to be reunited with his distraught owners.
She'll face Maria Sharapova next, who battled through to beat American Coco Vandeweghe.
2012 runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska will take on Garbine Muguruza, after they beat Madison Keys and Timea Bacsinszky respectively.
In the men's Novak Djokovic finally finished off his comeback against Kevin Anderson - winning the final set of his last-16 match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm
Woman's fear she'll be scarred for life
A woman fears she’ll be scarred for life after trying to make a smoothie – only for her blender to explode in her face.
Tysha Stapleton, a student at St Mary’s Univeristy in Twickenham claims she bought the health gadget last week from a shopping channel.
The 24-year-old says she suffered second degree burns when her NutriBullet gadget blasted open, sending scalding juice across her face, neck and chest.
NutriBullet says it won’t comment until after an investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
Sutton Mayor comments after 7/7 bombings
On the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Muhammad Sadiq, has given this statement.
“Thursday 7 July 2005 began as an ordinary day like any other, but that did not last long. Within the space of an hour during the morning rush hour 52 people lost their lives and more than 700 were injured in explosions set off by suicide bombers at four sites across central London.
“For those who lost loved ones that day, memories will be particularly painful on this tenth anniversary day. As a nation, we remember all of those who died and were injured that day, as well as their families and friends.
“This shocking and dreadful act of terrorism was an attempt to fan the flames of hatred and division across our nation. But it failed because instead it brought together people of all faiths and none to stand up to the evil of terrorism in all its guises and not allow themselves to be cowed by it.
“I am proud to have represented the borough of Sutton at the service of commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral as the service was an opportunity to show solidarity with the families of the bereaved and injured, and a chance to reflect on the strengths of living in a truly multicultural society and nation.
“I am pleased that all staff in all council offices across the borough observed the one minute’s silence too.
“The 7/7 bombing should not have happened. The recent events in Tunisia so close to the tenth anniversary remind must endeavour to ensure that such atrocities never happen again.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm
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Midfielder joins Fulham
Fulham have signed midfielder Jamie O’Hara on a one-year deal.
The 28-year-old was at Blackpool last season, where he made 28 appearances for the relegated club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm
Row over school site in Richmond
The location of a new primary school in Richmond is facing opposition, with more than 1000 people signing a petition against it.
Deer Park School is set to be built on the A316 at Manor Circus, on the site of London House, which will be demolished.
Those against it say the pollution levels are too high, it will cause too much traffic and the site is too small.
One of them is Andree Frieze, who’s proposed a different location.
You can listen to Andree's interview with us in full here.
Councillor Paul Hodgins has given us this statement.
The demand for school places has risen dramatically in recent years, and is continuing to rise. In Richmond, we have added over 500 permanent reception places since 2010, and we think over the next 5 to 10 we will have to add over 600 more. In most areas we have expanded all the schools we can, and we now need sites for whole new schools. This is a significant challenge, which boroughs across London are facing. There are no easy sites left. We spend significant time identifying possible sites and making them known to the EFA. If the EFA and new schools can avoid busy roads they of course do, but we have a number of schools in difficult locations that are safe and provide an excellent education. It is right that safety and health issues are raised, and we will work on behalf of residents with the school and the EFA to ensure they are fully accounted for in the design and planning process. But I am confident that Deer Park will be an excellent school.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Cricketer after being struck by ball in Long Ditton
A cricketer has died after being struck on the chest by a ball during a local league match in Long Ditton.
24 year old Bavalan Pathmanathan was batting for Manipay Parish Sports Club in the British Tamil League on Sunday.
An air ambulance was called but he later died of his injuries.
In a statement the ECB say they are deeply saddened to learn about this tragedy and send their condolences to his family, friends and team-mates.
In November, Australia batsman Phillip Hughes died two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
7/7 memorials 10 years on
The names of all of the 52 victims of the 7/7 bombings have been read out at a memorial service at Hyde Park.
Some of those who survived the attacks have been reliving what they went through on that day exactly 10 years ago.
Earlier, another remembrance at St Paul's Cathedral saw petals released from the dome.
Richmond Police officers were just some of those paying their respects (pictured).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
We aren’t well prepared for another 7/7 - that’s the message from Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union.
They claim their underground radios are erratic and the signal cuts out intermittently.
FBU bosses say they are not of the high quality the London commissioner is claiming they are.
A lack of underground radios was a key problem for 7/7 fire fighters.
It meant they were unable to communicate with other emergency services delaying the rescue operation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am
Man wanted for cycle thefts across London
Police have released an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with series of cycle thefts across London.
26 year old Tony Toomer is wanted in connection with a number of thefts across the boroughs of Camden, Westminster, Lambeth, Southwark and the City of London.
Toomer is from Islington, but does have links to surrounding boroughs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am
Operation Captura continues in Spain
A man from Croydon is among 18 fugitives still hiding out in Spain.
52 year old Carlo Dawson is wanted by the Met on suspicion of indecent assault and making indecent photographs of a child.
His picture - along with Britain’s other wanted runaways - is being shown on a big screen mounted on a van driven around areas popular with expats.
Police hope it'll flush out the remaining suspects believed to be in areas like Benidorm and Malaga – so far 68 fugitives have been arrested in Operation Captura. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am
Small cannabis farm found in Wallington
A 24-year-old woman’s been sentenced for growing cannabis plants at her home Wallington.
Police carried out a drugs warrant at Jessie Watkins home in Manor Road in April and found a small cannabis factory and a wrap of cocaine.
Watkins said the cannabis was for her own personal use and the cocaine belonged to a friend she wouldn’t identify.
She was sentenced to 60 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 as well as costs of over £250. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am
Today marks 10 years since 52 people were killed in bombings across the transport network
Lucy Mayer remembers some of the victims who lost their lives in the atrocity.
The children aren’t even on their summer holidays yet, but Richmond theatre is already thinking about panto.
Screen legend Hayley Mills is to make her panto debut as the Fairy Godmother in the theatre’s production of Cinderella.
She’ll be joined by Matthew Kelly as one half of the Ugly Sisters.
Mills is an award winning actress who started acting at the age of 12.
As a child, she appeared in films for Walt Disney, and is best known for her dual role as twins Susan and Sharon in The Parent Trap posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
Corner needs more time in Alice Gross investigation
A coroner says he'll take more time to decide whether to widen the scope of an inquest into the murder of Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross.
The 14 year old's family wants it to examine what the authorities knew about the man who police say killed her last year.
Arnis Zalkalns, who took his own life, arrived in the UK in 2007 after serving time in Latvia for murdering his wife.
Emma Norton, from human rights group Liberty, works with the family:
The Coroner is expected to hand down his ruling on the scope of the inquest within 21 days, before a full inquest due at the end of November or the beginning of December
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
The highly anticipated Wimbledon last-16 match-up between Williams sisters Serena and Venus is about to get started on Centre Court.
Andy Murray faces big serving Croat Ivo Karlovic after that.
Richard Gasquet's raced to a two-sets-to-love lead over controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios.
The last person convicted in the phone-hacking scandal is sentenced
The last person to be convicted for his part in the phone-hacking scandal has avoided jail.
Jules Stenson, who lives in Battersea has been given a four-month prison sentence that is suspended for 12 months.
The News of the World features editor was responsible for recruiting prolific hacker and journalist Dan Evans.
Stenson pleaded guilty to plotting to hack phones between 2003 and 2007. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm
Update on man missing from mental health unit in Ealing
Police have thanked the public for their help in find a man who had absconded from a mental health unit in Southall.
27 year old Adam Ting had run away from the grounds of Ealing Hospital on an escorted walk in the grounds.
He has now returned. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am
Police interviewed for radio at Carshalton mosque
Pictured from left: Insp Ian Hicks, Abida Lal Sheikh (wife of Mr Lal Hussain), Mr Lal Hussain and PC Sohail Syed
An interview with two police officers from Sutton has been recorded at a mosque in Carshalton and broadcast to audiences in 54 countries.
The interview was about their work with ethnic minority communities and was done as part of the holy month of Ramadan.
Inspector Ian Hicks and PC So-hail Syed spoke to former Sutton Mayor Lal Hussain for Radio Ramadan, at the prayer house in Ruskin Road.
The officers spoke about how the police are tackling racial issues both in their day-to-day work and within the Met Police itself. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am
Lewis Hamilton dedicates his F1 win to his fans
Lewis Hamilton dedicated his third British F1 Grand Prix win to the fans at Silverstone.
The victory took Hamilton 17 points clear of his team-mate Nico Rosberg in the drivers' championship.
It wasn't such a good day for fellow Brit, Jenson Button, whose miserable season with Woking’s McLaren continued as he crashed out on the opening lap. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am
Update on inquest into the death of Alice gross
The inquest into the death of Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross should be widened to address why police did not know about her killer's previous murder conviction.
The 14-year-old's body was found in the River Brent, in September. Chief suspect Arnis Zalkalns, who murdered his wife in Latvia, was later found hanged in Boston Manor Park.
Her family say their questions about why the authorities knew nothing about her murderer, despite his previous conviction, can and should be answered.
A coroner is to decide later on whether to assess the authorities' role or focus on the circumstances of Alice's death. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am
Surrey Cricket League: Wandsworth register surprise win
In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action on the weekend Wandsworth, 162, registered a surprise 51 runs win over defending champions Old Thorntonians, 111 all out.
Surrey Seamers ‘A’ stay second in the table despite going down by 8 wickets to Bec Old Boys.
Surrey Challengers are 21 points clear in Division Two after their 3 wickets win over Croydon CC of India in a low scoring game.
Back Heathrow asks for apology from Boris Johnson
Pro expansion campaign group Back Heathrow is calling for Boris Johnson to apologise for his negative narrative on the process.
On Wednesday, the long awaited Howard Davies report recommended a third runway should be built at the West London hub.
The Mayor of London has been one of the most vocal against expansion.
But, Back Heathrow says it received more than 53,000 responses in support of expansion from residents and he should apologise. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am
Kingston woman runs the length of New Zealand
A former Great British rower has finished a 1,900 mile trail run to raise money for disadvantaged children.
Anna McNuff from Kingston, ran the entire length of New Zealand in 5 and a half months, running up to 32 miles a day unsupported.
She's completed superhuman feats before from winning gold and bronze medals in rowing championships, to saving people's lives in a car wreck.
The 30 year old, says she wanted to use this run to show people, especially the younger generation, that big ideas are never stupid ones. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am
Surrey Police appeal for witnesses to Fetcham accident
Surrey Police is appealing for information after a serious collision involving a car and a cyclist in Fetcham.
The accident happened at half past three in Young Street as the white BMW and cyclist were heading towards Guildford.
The 30 year old rider was taken to St George’s Hospital in tooting with serious injuries.
Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police by calling 101 or report it online at https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb and quote the reference number p15173030. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 am
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