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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Hampton Court Pub Landlord Jailed For Seven Years

A Hampton Court landlord has been jailed for seven years after he pushed a man to his death in front of a moving van.

Charles Hickox died in September last year after he was involved in a dispute with the Cardinal Wolsey pub landlord.

Rostam Notarki, who lives in Twickenham, was found guilty of manslaughter.

Two other men who were involved in the argument were also jailed for perverting the course of justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm  

Many Hounslow Roads will be closed tomorrow due to the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey event
West Londoners have the opportunity to see some of biggest names in cycling this weekend.

Superstars Mark Cavendish, Laura Trott, and Sir Bradley Wiggins will be taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey event.

This will cause disruption for Hounslow residents traveling or living on stretches of roads that will be closed from 5am until around 2.30pm tomorrow.

The roads affected are: Great West Road, Hogarth Roundabout, Burlington Lane, Great Chertsey Road, and Chiswick Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

Hollywood actor John Hannah who lives in Richmond supports the first Music and Drama Festival to be held in borough
Hollywood actor John Hannah who lives in Richmond supports the first Music and Drama Festival to be held in borough.

An event at Orleans House Gallery yesterday - launched the 2015 Music and Drama Festival programme.

The actor who is famed for his performances in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding doors and The Mummy is the first of the Festival patrons to be announced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

Ride London Surrey 100 to be viewed by 25,000
More than 25,000 people are expected to hit the streets of South West London and Surrey tomorrow.

It’s part of the Ride London Surrey 100.

Among those riding the 100 miles will be Ian Proctor, who’s cycling for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, based in Leatherhead.

He said he’s a bit nervous.

And Transport for London is advising people to plans their journeys carefully tomorrow.

The Portsmouth Road south of Kingston will be completely closed from 7 am Sunday morning.

There's more info and a map of the route at http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/The_Events/Classic/Route.htm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Fire in Fulham
Residents in a block of flats in Fulham escaped without harm after fire broke out in the middle of the night.

4 fire engines attended the blaze in Saint Olaf’s Road.

Flames wrecked 20 percent of the five rooms.

A thermal imaging camera was used.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

More than 100 arrests made by Kingston Town Centre's policing team since formation
Kingston Town Centre’s policing team has made more than 100 arrests since forming just three months ago.

The 15-strong team has have made 109 arrests for offences including assault, possession of drugs, going equipped to steal and domestic abuse.

It’s been part-funded by the council and Mayor of London and is dedicated to combating anti-social behaviour and tackling crime in the town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Police combatting anti-social behaviour in Kingston and Woking
Kingston Town Centre’s new policing team has made a good start.

More than 100 people have been arrested since the team was set up just three months ago.

15 officers have made 109 arrests for a variety of offences.

They included assault, possession of drugs, going equipped to steal and domestic abuse.

Kingston council and the Mayor of London have paid for the team.

And 28 people have been found guilty of littering and smokefree offences in Woking town centre.

When all 28 people didn't make their payments, they were found guilty and required to pay larger fines of up to £100.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Boats owners up in arms in Shepperton
Boat owners will be checking their permits following the prosecution of three boat owners who illegally moored in Spelthorne.

There were complaints about persistent mooring in excess of the permitted 24 hour period.

Two of them moored at Docket Eddy Lane in Shepperton.
It was a second prosecution for Barry Westbrook and he was fined £1000 and ordered to pay costs of £830.

Karen Shanly from Teddington must pay £600 and costs of £830 for three charges in connection with two boats moored in the same area.

Gary Thompson from Sunbury had moored his boat at Kings Lawn, in Thames Street and was fined £300 for three charges plus £500 costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Social housing fraud in Richmond
A former social housing employee has been told to expect at least 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to carrying out fraud worth £66,000.

Bolarinwa Odulate applied for social housing in Richmond but failed to declare that she already owned property in Southwark.

The Council investigated after a tip off from a housing association.

The 38 year old had bought a social housing flat under the Right to Buy Scheme in Southwark in 2004. She rented it out as she applied for the second property.

She will be sentenced on the 14th of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 am  

Friday, 31 July 2015

Police from Hammersmith and Fulham are appealing for help to identify a man
Police from Hammersmith and Fulham are appealing for help to identify a man.

He was found on Friday, the 24th of July in Hammersmith Broadway bus station and is currently at a central London hospital.

The Asian man is described as 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with a short grey beard and short grey/black hair.

Police and hospital staff are concerned for his welfare and are keen to reunite him with those who know him.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Three shops in Surrey are fined for selling alcohol to underage teenagers
Four shops in Surrey experienced an underage test purchase operation last night.

Surrey police who led the test found only one outlet obeyed the law and refused to sell alcohol to an underage shopper.

Employers from the three stores which failed the operation have been given a 90 pounds penalty fee.

Sanway Stores in Byfleet – Tesco Express and Harry’s in Woking were involved.

PC Craig Mathews who was part of the operation is disappointed that three outlets have ignored their licensing responsibilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

A pub landlord from Twickenham has been jailed for seven years
A pub landlord from Twickenham who killed a wealthy customer has been jailed for seven years.

Rostam Notarkiwho ran the Cardinal Wolsey pub near Hampton Court Palace has been found guilty of manslaughter following a trial at the Old Bailey.

He killed American Charles Hickok by pushing him into the path of an oncoming van with an ironing board after a row over a credit card.
Nortarki admitted perverting the course of justice by hiding CCTV footage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Nine M&S shops to close across country
Marks and Spencer's announced it's closing nine of its shops in September.

Around 430 staff will be affected by the changes - although the retailer says they'll all be redeployed.

Five outlet stores, including one in Hounslow, are among those being shut down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Singer accuses security officer of sexual assault before flight to Heathrow
Morrissey has accused a security officer of sexually assaulting him at San Francisco airport.

The singer has detailed the alleged assault in a statement to fan site True To You.

He says two British Airways workers suggested he lodged a complaint, adding the alleged offender denied a sexual assault took place.

The 56-year-old was going through security before boarding a flight to Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Mayor of London again criticises plans for Heathrow third runway
The Mayor of London has renewed his attack on the Airports Commission to recommend a third runway at Heathrow.

Boris Johnson’s told The Times it’s ‘no more than a ginormous, short-sighted and environmentally catastrophic red herring.'

The Mayor is publishing analysis of the Davies Commission by Transport for London, which say that by 2030, the number of UK airports served by Heathrow will fall from seven to four.

The commission’s documents refer to 'more than three domestic routes', but TfL says charts accompanying the report imply it will be only four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Chelsea striker impressing Hangeland
Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland reckons the club have signed a striker with lots of potential in on-loan Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford.

The England under-21 international scored a hat-trick in a friendly win over Bromley last night.

Hangeland reckons Bamford will be a good addition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Police appeal after cyclist injured in New Malden
Police in Kingston are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was taken to hospital with ‘life threatening injuries’.

It’s after a collision with a car on Portland Avenue in New Malden at around 5.45pm on Wednesday.

Officers say that with it being rush hour, it would have been a very busy area with other vehicles or pedestrians stuck in traffic or driving past.

The male cyclist is no longer thought to be in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

British Airways' owner doesn't back third runway at Heathrow
British Airways’ owner IAG says it doesn’t support the building of a new runway at Heathrow.

Its chief executive Willie Walsh says the costs of the project don’t make sense for the airline.

He’s described them as ‘outrageous’, adding that IAG will certainly ‘not be paying for it’.

BA is the biggest airline at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Surrey Cricket League preview
The pick of tomorrow’s Surrey Cricket League’s fixtures sees Premier Division leaders Old Thorntonians face Old Royalists.

Division One’s key match sees two of the bottom three play each other as Clapham Old Xaverians play Wimbledon Village.

And Division Two’s highlight sees league leaders Croydon Lions play second-placed Ali.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Exhibition about importance of soldiers from India goes on display today
An exhibition charting the importance of soldiers from India in the First World War goes on display at the Gunnersbury Park café today.

More than a million Indian soldiers were deployed overseas in the Great War, with 74,000 giving their lives in service.

During the war, Indian troops earned 9,200 decorations, including 11 Victoria Crosses.

The exhibition, which will run until the end of August, is on a tour of the UK from its base at the University of Kent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Kingstonian say thanks to Rob Tolfrey with testimonial match
AFC Wimbledon and Kingstonian played to a 1-all draw at Kingsmeadow last night.

The match was a testimonial for K’s goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey who’s represented the club for seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 am  

Cyclist dies in Ewell
Police are appealing for information to establish the circumstances surrounding the death of a cyclist in Ewell.

Officers received reports yesterday at about 2.52 pm that a cyclist had collapsed while riding on a bridlepath which runs parallel to a sports club between Epsom Road and Reigate Road.

The cyclist, a man in his 60’s from the Wallington area, was declared dead at the scene.

He’s yet to be formally identified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 am  

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Business leaders want third runway at Heathrow fast-tracked
Almost 60 business leaders have written an open letter to the prime minister - urging him to fast-track plans for a third runway at Heathrow.

Earlier this month, the government's Airports Commission ruled they should be given the go-ahead.

BT chairman Sir Mike Rake - and Sir Martin Sorrell, who runs advertising giant WPP - are among those to sign it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm  

UPDATE: Man from Wimbledon sentenced after sexual assault
A man from Wimbledon has been jailed for a sexual attack.

39-year-old Sebastian Szerer was Head House Keeper at the Rubens Hotel in Westminster when he attacked a 25-year-old man.

Szerer had lured the victim to the hotel on the pretext of a job.

He’s been sentenced to 6 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm  

A man from Chessington is launching an appeal to reunite kitten with owners


A man from Chessington has launched an appeal to reunite a kitten with its owners.

It’s after Ken Henderson discovered the animal under the bonnet of his van.

He’d been working all around Surrey that day, in Wallington, Carshalton, North Cheam, Epsom and Surbiton, so it’s proving tricky to pinpoint where it could be from.

He tells us more:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

28 Person Prosecution
28 people have been found guilty of littering and smokefree offences in Woking.

Officers on patrol in the Town Centre witnessed them littering and smoking in a smokefree place, and issued them a warning and a fine.

When all 28 people didn't make their payments, they were found guilty and required to pay larger fines ranging between £75 to £100
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Robberies in Kingston
Seven men have been jailed for 64 years between them - for a series of robberies at London department stores.

They were sentenced at Kingston Crown Court this morning.

One of the robberies - at Selfridges on Oxford Street - saw them steal one and a half million pounds' worth of luxury watches.

Detective Constable Kevin Parley from the Flying Squad says they were rumbled when police caught them red-handed, just hours after
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Drunken Antics at Heathrow
A British man held in a maximum security jail in the US after his alleged drunken antics on a plane will face no further action there.

The flight from Heathrow to Houston diverted to Boston after 48 year-old Darren Halliwell apparently urinated in his seat, hit his wife and fell over passengers and crew.

The father-of-two from Wigan was due in court yesterday but his lawyer told the judge he'd already been deported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Driving in Europe
UK drivers are mostly clueless over who to call in an emergency when on holiday in Europe.

That’s according to new data released by the RAC ahead of the summer.

Each year, Brits take nearly six million trips in their own cars to the continent but only 38% said they knew to call 112.

The RAC are encouraging holidaymakers to keep the emergency number handy when travelling abroad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Theft in Sunbury
Police are appealing for information following the theft of cigarettes from a car at a cash and carry in Sunbury last Thursday.

A customer was loading shopping into the rear seat of his silver Ford Mondeo at the Booker Cash and Carry car park in Windmill Road at about 12.45 when the incident happened.

The suspect opened a door and grabbed two bags containing just over 1-thousand-915 pounds worth of cigarettes.
The man believed to be in his 40’s fled in black Audi A3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Carshalton Builder
Police are appealing for information after builders' debris was left strewn across The Causeway and River Gardens in Carshalton.

The vehicle’s load included asbestos and was emptied over a 50 metre stretch shortly before one o’clock this morning.

The fly-tipping suspect drove a Ford Transit flat-bed truck with a white front and blue rear section.

Anyone with useful information is asked to contact Sutton Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Housing in Sutton
The Mayor of London has approved Sutton Council’s bid to be one of London’s 20 new housing zones.

The zone, which incorporates Sutton Town Centre and Hackbridge, contains twelve key sites of residential development.

Nearly 500 of the new homes in the priority sites will be affordable smaller units.

Boris Johnson said the “innovative scheme” will deliver “real outcomes” for the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Accident In Ashtead
Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious accident in Ashtead, this morning.

The three-car collision happened at around 7.15 on the A24, near the junction by Bowyers Close.

A Citroen, Volkswagen and Mercedes were involved, and one man has been taken to St George’s Hospital with serious injuries.

Officers want to speak to anyone who saw any of the vehicles on the road, before the incident happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Sutton housing scheme approved
The Mayor of London has approved Sutton Council’s bid to be one of London’s 20 new housing zones.

The zone, which incorporates Sutton Town Centre and Hackbridge, contains twelve key sites of residential development.

Nearly 500 of the new homes in the priority sites will be affordable smaller units.

Boris Johnson said the “innovative scheme” will deliver “real outcomes” for the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Brentford Floating Cinema finale
Spectators at Brentford Lock will be able to enjoy a final viewing of iconic Floating Cinema screenings this Sunday.

Having travelled along the canals from Brentford to Bristol and back again, the touring show’s grand finale will feature maritime documentaries from its route.

There are free places available for the final performances throughout the day but audience members are encouraged to book a place at floating cinema dot info
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Carshalton debris appeal
Police are appealing for information after builders' debris was left strewn across The Causeway and River Gardens in Carshalton.

The vehicle’s load included asbestos and was emptied over a 50 metre stretch shortly before one o’clock this morning.

The fly-tipping suspect drove a Ford Transit flat-bed truck with a white front and blue rear section.

Anyone with useful information is asked to contact Sutton Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Wimbledon man found guilty of hotel rape
A man from Wimbledon has been found guilty of rape after attacking a victim who believed he was attending a job interview.

Sebastian Szerer was Head House Keeper at the Rubens Hotel in Westminster when he invited a 25-year-old man to interview for a job that didn’t exist.

After trying to later contact the victim on social media, he was reported to police and convicted. He will be sentenced later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Twickenham Car Repairs
Mechanics in Twickenham are apparently the most expensive in Britain.

A survey found they charged three times as much per hour as those in Kirkwall in Orkney - who were rated the cheapest.

London as a whole was the priciest area for car repairs - with an hour's labour costing 101-pounds on average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Wandsworth Prison Reform
Wandsworth Prison is ‘unacceptably’ overcrowded.

Inspectors visited earlier this year and found it now holds more than 70 percent more inmates that it was designed to hold at more than 16 hundred.

Other problems included severe staff shortages and a third of inmates being locked up for 23 hours a day.

The Howard League for Penal Reform says the verdict is quite simply a terrible one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Suttons Housing Zones
The Mayor of London has approved Sutton Council's bid to be one of London's 20 new Housing Zones.

The Sutton One Housing Zone has identified 12 key sites for residential development, with seven being in the town centre.

Jayne McCoy of Sutton Council says “they are doing everything we can to stimulate housebuilding in Sutton, particularly much needed family housing”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

New Lib Dem leader in Kingston.
A visit by the new leader of the Lib Dems Tim Farron has got underway in Kingston.

It’s his first official visit as leader after the party’s catastrophic defeat in May.

The visit has been launched at Banquet Records in Eden Street.

Mr Farron is meeting two new Lib Dem councillors who have each won by-elections since the General Election.

Jonathan Tolley won Grove Ward in Surbiton and Neil Houston hung onto Thames Ditton.

And the party has announced the 22 members of their new shadow cabinet.

They include the former MP for Richmond Park Susan Kramer and the current MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Cycling race spectators in Wimbledon will get a visual treat on Sunday.
Two leading world cyclists will take part in Sunday’s Prudential Ride from London to Surrey.

Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel will compete for points in five sprints during the race.

The fifth and final sprint will take place at Wimbledon where spectators should get a visual treat – that’s at about one hundred and eighty four kilometres into the event.

There will be severe traffic restrictions on the day including the Portsmouth Road south out of Kingston.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

22 year old banned from street in Walton.
A 22-year-old has been banned from going to a street in Walton for two years.

Zac Alexander, of Cottimore Lane, isn’t allowed to enter Latton Close.

Alexander got a Criminal Behaviour Order at Staines Magistrates' Court after a series of common assaults and public order offences.

The order will last for two years.

If Alexander is seen breaching any of his CBO conditions - the public can contact Surrey Police by calling 101, or report it online at surrey.police.uk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Surrey Police appeal for information as motorcyclist is treated in St George's.
Surrey police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

It follows a collision on Town Lane in Stanwell.

It happened at around 6.15 in the evening and involved a black Yamaha motorbike and a blue Peugeot 206.

The rider, a man in his 20s, has been treated in St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police quoting reference P15196875. -

And members of the public can see more at: http://www.surrey.police.uk/News/News-Stories/Full-news-story/Article/11666/Appeal-for-witnesses-following-Stanwell-collision#sthash.0QUdplIP.dpuf
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

Chocolate sauce slip-up for Fulham man
A hearing continues into a delivery driver from Fulham who was injured when he slipped on chocolate sauce.

43 year old Adrian Punter is suing his former employee for more than one hundred thousand pounds.

A court’s heard he was delivering to a supermarket in South Norwood in 2010 when he slipped on the sauce - fell and hurt his back.

The logistics specialists Wincanton Group denies liability.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 am  

Murder charge in Acton.
A man's been charged with murdering a woman who it's believed worked at a home for vulnerable people.

Her body was found at a hostel in Acton on Monday.

Police haven't yet identified the woman who's understood to be in her 30s.

47-year-old Michael Meanza, suffers from schizophrenia and was a resident at the home.

Meanza of Perryn Road in Acton will appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 am  

Chelsea win final pre-season game
Chelsea have beaten Barcelona on penalties in their International Champions Cup game in Washington DC this morning.

The blues won 4-2 on spot-kicks after both teams were locked at 2-all after regulation 90 minutes.

The Premier League champions meet Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday in the Charity Shield.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

Hounslow green fleet trials electric car tech
Hounslow council is leading the way in trialling a new and cheaper type of power point for electric cars and vans.

A traditional public charge point costs around 6-thousand pounds to install but the new technology being test driven by Hounslow’s hybrid fleet will cost around 100 Euros.

Designed by Germany company Ubitricity they can be fitted to tap into existing lampposts.

The technology is being trialled along with councils in Amsterdam and Berlin in an effort to entice more people to buy electric vehicles and help cut air pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am  

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

CCTV released after indecent exposure in Banstead Waitrose


A CCTV image has been released by police of a man they’d like to speak to in connection with an indecent exposure in Banstead.

It happened in the smoking area of the Waitrose supermarket in the High Street at lunchtime on Thursday 16th July.

The victim was sitting in the smoking area, when the suspect approached her, exposed himself, before laughing and walking away.

He’s described as Asian, aged between 50 and 55, 5ft 8 tall, bald, wearing a white shirt, grey chinos and smart black shoes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Zac Goldsmith criticises Purley tower block plans
The Richmond Park MP has slammed plans for a tower block in Purley.

Writing to Croydon Council, Zac Goldsmith says the residential block ‘will utterly dominate the area and is clearly oversized.’

A 16-storey tower block on the island between Russell Hill Parade and Banstead Road is being proposed.

Campaigners, led by Chris Philp, Conservative MP for Croydon South, say the tower is out of keeping for the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Motorcyclist has 'serious injuries' after Stanwell collision
A motorcyclist has been hospitalised with ‘serious injuries’ following a collision in Stanwell this evening.

It happened at around 6.15 on Town Lane and involved a black Yamaha motorbike and a blue Peugeot 206.

The motorbike rider, a man in his 20s, has been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting – no other injuries have been reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

CCTV for police vans across the capital
The Metropolitan Police has announced vans that transport detainees to cells in London are to be fitted with CCTV.

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says it’ll be a great opportunity to increase transparency.

Every borough will have at least one van with five video cameras, three microphones and two monitors.

It’s after several cases, including that of Sean Rigg, who died at Brixton police station in 2008 after being restrained for an assault in Balham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Plane landed at Heathrow after mayday call
A British Airways flight has been forced to make a ‘priority landing’ at Heathrow.

It happened around 20 minutes into a flight from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport yesterday.

Pilots and cabin crew of BA327 reportedly had to wear oxygen masks after burning smells came from the cockpit.

It’s believed the burning smell was caused by a technical problem with the cooling system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

London house prices rise again
House prices in London have increased yet again in the past 12 months – with the average home going up 9.2% in the past year.

The average home in the capital is now worth over £480,000 – more than double the average across England and Wales, according to new Land Registry figures.

The average house in Croydon costs around £335,000 – an increase of 14.6% over the past year.

Meanwhile, in Kensington and Chelsea, there was only an increase of 0.7% in that time, but the average price is still more than £1.3 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Lambeth Council banning use and supply of laughing gas in public
Lambeth Council is banning the use and supply of laughing gas in public.

It believes it's the first borough in the country to specifically target nitrous oxide, which has caused at least 17 deaths in the UK between 2006 and 2012.

Anyone caught breaching the new rules - which come into force on the 17th of August - could face a fine of up to £1,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Closure In West Molesey
A closure notice has been issued at a property in West Molesey.

The notice has been served at 20 Ray Road because of anti-social behaviour caused by the tenant and visitors.

It means only the tenant can legally remain at the property until tomorrow afternoon.

A further hearing will take place, to apply for an extension of 3 months, providing continued respite for the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Clean-Up Crew In Sutton
A clean-up operation in Sutton is expected to cost £25,000.

Almost 100 caravans and motorhomes camped on Roundshaw Park for 3 weeks last month, with occupants dumping rubbish and fly-tipping.

The council has restored the park to tip-top condition but the clean-up took 9 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Suttons Sobriety Scheme
A pilot scheme, which was launched in Sutton, is set to be extended for a further 6 months.

The sobriety tag scheme, where offenders wear ankle tags which monitor their alcohol levels, was started last year.
Sutton was one of 4 London boroughs to take part in the trial.

So far 9 people have breached the abstinence orders.

Figures show 91% of those ordered to wear the tags had complied compared with a 61% compliance rate in other types of community order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Lord Sewels Termination From The House Of Lords
Lord Sewel says he intends to terminate his membership of the House of Lords with immediate effect.

Police investigating allegations the former Labour minister took drugs with prostitutes, have carried out a search of his London home.

Detectives were seen leaving the building last night carrying several bags of evidence - no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Two Arrests On Stolen Mopeds
Two men are being questioned on suspicion of a number of offences including affray and drug offences in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The pair were arrested last night when police saw them riding on suspected stolen mopeds.

They were pursued by officers until one of the suspects fell off on the Hogarth Roundabout.

Both men remain in custody.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Sutton's Royal Marsden to install revolutionary anti-cancer machine
A revolutionary machine that scans and kills cancer will be installed at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton.

It'll be one of only 7 in the world.

The MR-Linac combines MRI scanning and radiation treatment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Surreys New Road Fund
Surrey County Council’s calling for a better share in a new dedicated road fund.

Only 100 miles of motorways and major A roads in the county will benefit from the fund, announced in the latest Budget.

However this means more than 3,300 miles of roads, used daily by residents and businesses won’t see any benefits.

Drivers in Surrey contribute more than £100 million through vehicle tax every year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Man Banned From Walton
A man’s been given a Criminal Behaviour Order, banning him from Walton for 2 years.

22-year-old Zac Alexander was responsible for a series of offences, including common assault and public order offences.

Alexander is prohibited from behaving or inciting other to behave in a verbal or physical manner which causes alarm, harassment or distress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Fight In Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fight in a children’s play park in Woking.

The incident took place around 5pm last Thursday at the play area in Wishbone Way in Goldsworth Park.

3 men, who’d been drinking, began to fight each other and one of them was punched in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.

One of the men, an 18-year-old from Redhill, was arrested in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Man dies in collision in Wandsworth
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Wandsworth.

Officers were called to Balham High Road at around 1.15 this morning to reports of a car in collision with a bus stop.

The47-year-old injured male driver was given CPR but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are underway to trace next of kin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

A Celebration of Creativity In Putney
A national charity’s celebrating creativity with two exhibitions in Putney.

Parkinson’s UK is inviting the public to enjoy the artistic work of those suffering from the disease with its Mervyn Peake Awards.

It’s an annual event which was established in memory of the much-admired artist and writer.

The exhibition runs from 4th – 24th August, with most of the art and photography on display at Putney Arts Theatre.
Putney Library will display poems, books and most of the themed milt-media entries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 am  

Monday, 27 July 2015

Chelsea captain speaks on future
Chelsea captain John Terry says he will never play for another Premier League club if he leaves Stamford Bridge.

The 34-year-old says if he stopped being a first-team regular for the Blues, he’d continue ‘giving everything to the squad’.

Terry says he couldn’t stay in the league if he left Chelsea, unlike Petr Cech and Frank Lampard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

UPDATE: Road worker dies after M3 accident
A road worker has died after an accident on the M3 near Sunbury.

Police were called to Junction 2 shortly after 10am.

The man, believed to be in his late 20s suffered serious injuries at the scene.

The motorway’s closed at the junction and vehicles are being diverted onto the M25.

Officers are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Police appeal after man attacked with bottle in Twickenham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was slashed in the neck with a bottle in Twickenham.

It happened yesterday afternoon, at around 3.15 in York Street.

The man, who’s thought to be in his 50s, was hospitalised with injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fairfield Halls forecourt becomes bar
The forecourt of Fairfield Halls in Croydon has been transformed into a bar.

It was launched during the Ambition Festival and will continue to run throughout the summer.

A special range of traders will be present including Caribbean food specialists One Love kitchen and La Crepe des Delices.

It’s all part of a major plan to revitalise the College Green area and regenerate Croydon’s cultural quarter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

CCTV image released of cyclist police want to speak to in connection with Staines assault


Police are looking for a cyclist who helped intervene during an assault in Staines.

The attack took place at the Staines Bridge traffic lights.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, was physically assaulted by 3 women who were on foot, whilst her vehicle was in traffic.

A cyclist wearing black clothing and a white helmet intervened.

Three women have been arrested on suspicion of assault including a 26-year-old woman from London, and a 46-year-old and 52 year-old both from Ashford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Police trying to identify 2 witnesses following assault in Kensington


Kensington and Chelsea police are appealing for help in identifying two witnesses, 6 months after an assault.

On 26th January, at around 2.20am, a 62-year-old black cab driver was hailed by a couple in their early 20s near Harrods.

On arrival at their destination of Addison Gardens, the cabbie noticed the woman had been sick and suggested they should either clear up the mess or pay an extra £45.

He has no recollection of what happened next, but when he regained consciousness he had multiple fractures around his eye socket.

His injuries are consistent with having been repeatedly kicked or punched in the head.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Brand new Kingston festival starts later this week
A new event’s starting in Kingston this week.

'Kingston Welcomes Korea' is a festival of Korean art, trade, dance, design, music, food and fun.

It’s taking place at venues across the town, starting on Thursday and it’ll run until the 8th August.

More information can be found on the festival's website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Cricket update
Defending champions Old Thorntonians remain on course to retain their Surrey Cricket League Premier Division title after a convincing 108 run win over Balham & Tooting on the weekend.

They’re now 65 points clear of nearest challengers Surrey Seamers.

London Gymkhana have a slim advantage in Division One after their 73 run win over Croydon CC of India.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

6 hospitalised after coach crash on M25 between Reigate & Leatherhead


Six people have been hospitalised following a coach crash which happened in Surrey overnight.

The coach crashed into one of the concrete barriers at around 1.45am between the Reigate and Leatherhead junctions of the M25.

A number of people were also treated at the scene for cuts and bruises.

Police say no-one was seriously hurt, though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 am  

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Chessington World of Adventures welcomes Sibe, the three year-old fossa
Chessington World of Adventures welcomes Sibe, the three year-old fossa.

The cat-like mammal moved into her new home to mark the start of the school summer holidays.

She may not be most well-known animal at the resort, but her arrival from America introduces a new bloodline to Europe, which will allow future breeding.

Fossa’s are currently listed as vulnerable Due to deforestation and hunting in their natural homes in Madagascar
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

A copy of the police investigation file into the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross from Hanwell was lost by a coroner
A copy of the police investigation file into the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross from Hanwell was lost by a coroner.

Chinyere Inyama, the senior west London coroner accidentally disposed of a document of evidence against the chief suspect Arnis Zalkalns in November.

The Met Police have been unable to recover the file.

Alice went missing in August and her body was found a month later in the Grand Union Canal in Ealing.

Her family say they "extremely concerned, bewildered and angry" that highly sensitive information about Alice had been lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea Council plans to tackle boy racers
Kensington and Chelsea Council plans to tackle boy racers who make a scene with their Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces and Ferraris according to the Daily Mail.

A new law will make it a criminal offence to accelerate rapidly, rev your engine or blast out loud music.

The July arrival of expensive supercars from Gulf States has become an annual event in London.

Drivers, who breach new proposals could be fined, prosecuted or have their cars seized by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue workers are awarded for saving regimental colours of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment
Surrey Fire and Rescue workers who helped tackle a fire at Clandon House have been awarded for saving the regimental colours.

Firefighters were invited to the Tower of London to receive the honour.

The stately home was badly damaged following a blaze in April which - destroyed the roof, ceiling and floors.

The firefighters were praised for working ‘incredibly hard’ to save the building and salvaging historic paintings, artefacts and the regimental colours of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Mo Farah who grew up in Isleworth says he has never taken performance enhancing drugs
It's claimed Mo Farah who grew up in Isleworth was grilled by drug testers for five hours on Saturday.

The Sunday Mirror reckons he was questioned by a lawyer from the US anti-drugs agency about his coach Alberto Salazar.

Farah's thought to have told Bill Brock that he has never taken performance enhancing drugs in his life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

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