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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Rise in dumped dogs at Battersea

Battersea Dogs Home has warned of a surge in abandoned dogs, as their owners’ go on their holidays.

An increase of over two hundred percent in dogs brought in - compared to a normal week in May, has been recorded.

The charity had more than three hundred calls during the first week of the school holidays – compared to more than a hundred calls in May.

It is believed it’s due to people going away and not having anyone to look after their dog, or be able to afford boarding kennels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Roehampton star among England's golf girls.
England’s golf girls continued their winning ways at the Girls Home Internationals and have claimed the title for the eighth year in a row.

They include Samantha Fuller from Roehampton who won 5 out of five of her games.

Team captain Chris Pascall and her players celebrated a 7-2 win over Ireland – and continued possession of the Stroyan Cup.

It’s their 13th win in this championship in 15 years in the series at Lanark in Scotland.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Wallington High Street closed
Police and fire brigade attended an incident in Wallington High Street.

The road has now been re-opened - opposite the Town Hall.

A man had climbed onto the roof of a building next to Boots and Sainsbury’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

SW London football preview
The Premier League is back today for yet another season.

Chelsea are kicking their title off defence at home to Swansea, while Crystal Palace face a tricky away tie at newly-promoted Norwich.

In the Championship, recently relegated QPR are at Charlton, Fulham travel to Cardiff, while Brentford host Ipswich.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon are at home to Plymouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Friday, 7 August 2015

Where should Kingston and Surbiton's MP go to volunteer?

Kingston and Surbiton’s MP James Berry is asking the public to nominate a charity for him to spend a week volunteering with.

Mr Berry, who defeated Lib Dem Ed Davey in the last General Election, says he wants to further understand the needs of his constituents.

The charity needs to be Kingston based and ideas can be sent to him through his email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Girl assaulted in Two Rivers Staines car park
An investigation has been launched after a 17 year old girl was assaulted in the Two Rivers car park in Staines.

It happened around midday on the fifth of July as the victim sat in a car parked by Nandos.

Two women opened the car door and attacked the 17 year old leaving her with minor face injuries.

Detectives are keen to trace a passer-by who intervened – he is described as a 17 year old male with dark brown hair.

He was with a woman and it’s believed she called him “Darryl”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

Crash involving police car in Walton

Walton Bridge Road remains partially blocked after a head-on collision involving a police car this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene just after half 3 following the incident between a marked Ford Focus and a red VW Polo.

The 17 year old driver of the Polo suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

14 years for brothers who preyed on the elderly

Two brothers who stole thousands of pounds in jewellery and cash from pensioners in distraction burglaries have been jailed.

Leonard and Alfie Chambers admitted 14 counts of burglary between them and were handed 7 years each at Kingston Crown Court.

The Court heard how they accessed homes in Croydon, Sutton, Mitcham and Morden by pretending to be plain clothed police.

Once inside one would distract the victim while the other would look for handbags, bank cards and cash.

There victims included a 92 year old man who had recently had a stroke and a 90 year old deaf woman from Mitcham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Tube strike update
New talks are to be held to try to resolve a row between London Underground and its workers.

Both sides will meet on Monday in an effort to break the deadlock over shift arrangements for a new all night service.

Just this week, members of four unions walked out for 24 hours - which closed down the Tube network until this morning.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Will Britain ban the trophies?
Environment Minister Rory Stewart is still refusing to commit to a ban on the import of hunt trophies like Lion heads.

Anti - hunt campaigners have called for the ban following the death of Cecil the lion.

Three US airlines have stopped American residents taking trophies back to the States – but Britain is yet to enforce a ban.

Amie Alden works with the Leatherhead based David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which specialises in elephant conservation.

She says the US is taking the lead when it comes to banning ivory.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Chelsea Ladies continuing title push
Chelsea Ladies are continuing their title push this weekend.

They take on Birmingham this Sunday, as the Blues sit one point off the leaders.

Winger Gemma Davison tells us confidence is high after last week’s FA Cup win.



You can listen to our interview with Gemma in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Mum appeals for help in finding missing son
A heartbroken mum has pleaded for the help of Chelsea fans in finding her missing son who vanished 11 months ago.

54-year-old Lesley Edwards has been searching for son Jon after he disappeared without a trace while working in Portugal in September last year.

The 31-year-old chef, originally from Arbroath, suffered head injuries in a fall then failed to turn up for work.

But Lesley believes she’s spotted her son in a photo taken on Wednesday’s friendly against Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Away fans flock to Fulham
As Fulham prepare to start their Championship season tomorrow, it’s been revealed they were top of one league last season.

The Whites’ ground Craven Cottage was the most visited ground by away fans in the Football League last season.

There was an average of more than 2,700 away fans at each match at the stadium last year.

Fulham fans would have rather they’d topped the Championship though, with the club finishing the season languishing in 17th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

New survey shows good results for Richmond's economy
Richmond Council’s latest survey has found that its economy is thriving- with unemployment at its lowest in seven years.

It also revealed that the number of empty shops is less than half the London average, at 6.9%.

Richmond Citizens’ Advice Bureau is reporting that house prices have also risen by 25% for detached homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Baby no.1 on the way for Murrays
British number one tennis player Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears are expecting their first baby four months after their wedding.

The couple, who live in Oxshott, will hear the pitter patter of tiny feet in Feburary.

Bookies William Hill is already taking bets of 500- 1 that the baby will win a Wimbledon title like its father.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

London Fire Brigade investigate Wandsworth Blaze
London Fire Brigade says it’s investigating the cause of a blaze at a recycling centre in Wandsworth.

Part of the machinery was damaged in the fire at the site on Smugglers Way yesterday lunchtime.

It took six fire engines and around 30 firefighters to get it under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Former Twickenham MP puts on dancing shoes
A former Business Secretary is putting on his dancing shoes and entering the national ballroom championships.

Just a few months after losing his 12,000 majority in Twickenham, Vince Cable is hoping to get to Blackpool.

The 72-year-old has to get through the heats to get to the gala ballroom, and is training at the Kingston Dance Studio.

The ex-Minister isn’t a complete novice though, and appeared on a Strictly Come Dancing special in 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Epsom nurse aims to get a better insight into the job
An Epsom and St Helier hospitals’ chief nurse is going back to basics.

Charlotte Hall is spending time with porters on the night shifts, as well as doing ward patrols and meeting with surgical teams.

She says the aim is to get a better insight into nursing from every angle.

Her next stint will be with the trust’s bustling maternity departments, which are battling continuous funding pressures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 am  

Surrey Cricket League preview
In the Surrey Cricket League this week, Premier Division leaders Old Thorntonians take on second-bottom Ham & Petersham.

In Division One, it’s first versus second, as London Gymkhana play St Lukes.

And the pick of the Division Two ties sees top of the table Ali play Beddington Village, who sit in last place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Police appealing for information on missing 14 year old girl
Appeals are continuing to try and trace a 14 year old girl missing from Wandsworth.

Felicia Nwosu left home at 4pm on Monday and was seen by a friend close to Stockwell Underground Station shortly before midnight.

Police had a further reported sighting at about 10.30pm on Tuesday in the Lavender Park area of Mitcham.

She is not believed to have any money or an Oyster Card on her.

Anyone who has seen Felicia is asked to contact officers from Wandsworth's Missing Persons Unit via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Sutton Police issue Smartwater Kits to Wallington homes
People living in an area of Wallington are being handed free Smartwater kits by Sutton Police.

315 households in total will receive the forensic property marking equipment – but officers want to sign up as many as 557.

The colourless liquid contains a forensic code so property can be traced quickly if stolen.

It can be used on anything from power tools to jewellery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Future of Fulham youngsters unsure
Fulham boss Kit Symons has admitted the future of three of his brightest young talents is up in the air.

Marcus Bettinelli, Moussa Dembele and Emerson Hyndman all have one year left on their contracts.

Symons admits there’s no guarantee they’ll stay at the club.



To listen to Kit Symons' press conference in full, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Formula One's Button targeted in villa robbery
Woking based McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button's been targeted in a robbery on a villa he was renting in the south of France.

It's understood the property in St Tropez may have been gassed by the two thieves before they broke in.

His wife Jessica's engagement ring was stolen in the raid.

No-one was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 am  

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Burgling brothers jailed


Two prolific burglars who targeted elderly and frail pensioners have been sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison.

The brothers, Leonard Chambers of Bramble Way, Brighton and Alfred Chambers,of Glebe Court, Mitcham pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court to a total of 13 counts of burglary.

Today, they were both sentenced to seven years behind bars.

They embarked on a string of burglaries in the three months, between January and March 2015, targeting elderly and vulnerable people across Croydon, Sutton, Mitcham, Morden, Brighton and East Sussex.

They often posed as plain clothes police officers to gain access to properties, as well as smashing safety key boxes to get to stored keys.

Once inside, the duo would split; one of them would distract the victim whilst the other would look for handbags, cash and bank cards.

They stole over £8,000 worth of jewellery and hundreds of pounds in cash.

Their eldest victim was a 92-year-old man from Thornton Heath.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Appeal for information after rape in Brixton


Detectives from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak with in connection with a rape in Brixton.

A 25 year old woman, had been on a night out with friends at a club in Coldharbour Lane on the 19th of October. She left the location shortly before 4am.

Upon leaving, an unknown man joined them and they all made their way to an address in the Brixton area.

A short time after they had all been inside the property the man left and the woman was found unconscious in a bedroom in a state of undress.

CCTV captured a white man with short dark hair, walking along Coldharbour Lane away from the scene at approximately 5.30am.

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation, or who can identify the man in the images is asked to contact DC Scott on 020 8721 4106.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Mitroglou set to leave Fulham
One of Fulham’s biggest ever buys looks set to leave Craven Cottage today.

Manager Kit Symons has confirmed Kostas Mitroglou is heading to Benfica on loan.

The striker played at the weekend for Fulham in a friendly against Crystal Palace, and the Whites’ boss says he may return to the club.



To listen to Kit Symons' press conference in full, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of John "Goldfinger" Palmer have made an arrest.
He was found dead in his home in June, but paramedics didn't realise at the time he'd been shot.

Palmer became well known after he was cleared of involvement in the gold robbery at the Brink's-Mat warehouse in Heathrow in 1983.

Essex Police say they have arrested a 43-year-old man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Police are continuing to appeal for help in tracing a vulnerable teenager missing from Wandsworth.


Felicia Nwosu, 14, left home at 4pm on Monday and was seen by a friend on Stockwell Road, close to The Swan public house and Stockwell Underground Station shortly before midnight.

Now police have had a further reported sighting of Felicia.

She was seen at about 10.30pm on Tuesday in the Lavender Park area of Mitcham.

She is not believed to have any money or an Oyster Card on her.

Anyone who has seen Felicia is asked to contact officers from Wandsworth's Missing Persons Unit via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Volunteers step up to help in the London tube strike travel chaos
An army of volunteers stepped up to help the millions of people in London who are having to make alternative travel arrangements today.

TfL say hundreds of travel ambassadors are supporting Londoners, visitors and tourists get to their destinations during the 24 hour tube strike.

Extra bus and river services are running to help people get around.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

George Cole dies
The actor George Cole, best known for his role as a used-car salesman in the TV show Minder, has died.

He was 90 and had a film and television career that spanned more than 70 years.

He played Arthur Daley in the comedy Minder, which ran for ten series, in the seventies, eighties and nineties.

Cole grew up in Morden, attending Surrey County Council Secondary School, before moving to Henley later on in life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Teenager arrested for car theft in Sutton
Police have arrested a 19-year-old driver for stealing a car after he was spotted driving without lights in Sutton early this morning.

The Peugeot was seen by officers on patrol in Brunswick Road at around 12.30am and failed to stop when flagged down.

The driver got out and ran away and after being chased on foot, he was found by police dogs in Warwick Road.

He is in custody at a South London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

The fall out at Kid’s Company is continuing today.
It’s emerged a donor withdrew a £3million offer after learning Scotland Yard's child abuse unit was investigating the charity.

Boss Camila Batmanghelidjh says the cash was to help a company restructure amid government concerns about the way it was being run.

It has now closed its doors.

Speaking to Jackie News last year, Ms Batmanghelidjh explained how the charity was also helping schools in South West London.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Hiroshima vigil to be held in Kingston
A candlelit vigil will be held in Kingston this evening, 70 years on from the dropping of the first atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Up to 90,000 people died immediately in the Japanese city, with tens of thousands later passing on from radiation poisoning.

Kingston Peace Council will hold the event by the Thames at Canbury Gardens.

Candles will be floated on the river in memory of the souls of the departed, in keeping with Japanese tradition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Medical check-up refused for Shaker Aamer
The Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer, has been refused a medical exam to see if he’s suffering from psychiatric problems.

The 46-year-old whose family lives in Battersea has been held for thirteen years without trial and its thought his mental condition may be fragile.

Earlier this year US government officials said Mr Aamer – who’s been cleared for release for eight years - would be allowed to go home in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Missing girl found
Police are thanking the public for their help in tracing a 12-year-old girl who went missing from Croydon.

Jasmine Dunnett has now been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Students might miss out on their chance to vote
Students from The University of Surrey could lose their vote, as changes have been made to the way you register.

Universities will not be able to automatically register their students anymore, they must do it themselves.

Labour MP Annaliese Dodds is very concerned, and says we could see a huge drop in the number of people voting.

A colleague of hers said ‘it would be a shame if young people don’t get the chance to be heard when they reach 18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am  

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Bike could be important in explaining death of Woking man
It’s thought a bike may be a vital clue in solving the mystery of the death of a man from Old Woking.

67-year-old Derek Abbott, was hospitalised last month after being found in a distressed and unwell state, but died 2 weeks later.

It’s believed he was in possession of a blue, old-style Raleigh bicycle, which still hasn’t been found.

A witness saw a number of men putting a blue bike in the back of a van on White Rose Lane the morning after Derek was hospitalised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Woman from Croydon jailed for drink driving
A woman has been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison suspended for 2 years after overturning her car while drink driving.

46-year-old Christina Dillon from Croydon pleaded guilty for being nearly four times over the legal limit.

Dillon needs to complete compulsory rehabilitation and alcohol treatment courses, as well as paying almost £300 in fines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

Hampton Court landlord jailed for 7 years for manslaughter
A pub landlord in Hampton Court has been jailed for 7 years following the death of a man who was pushed into the path of a van.

53-year-old Rostam Notarki from Twickenham was found guilty of manslaughter and perverting the course of justice.

Charles Hickox was chased from the pub after a dispute, when Notarki struck him with an ironing board and pushed him into the road.

He was then hit by a passing van and died at the scene.

Two other men were also jailed in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Police looking for missing sex offender with links to Addlestone



Police are appealing for help to trace a sex offender missing from Blackpool – who has links to Addlestone.

44 year old Laura Achenbach is wanted for breaching her notification requirements as she has not informed police of her current address.

She was sentenced to nine months in prison in 2009 after being convicted in Kingston of having sexual activity with a boy under 16.

She’s described as white, 5ft 5in and of proportionate build - she frequently wears baseball caps and has dark hair which is greying at the sides.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Croydon man jailed after axe attack



A Croydon man’s been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting an axe attack on a pub customer.

Joshua Streeks was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm, and for possession of an offensive weapon.

The 22 year old approached the victim from behind while he was queuing to go into the Bad Apple Pub in Park Street, in February.

Streeks hit the man, who’s in his twenties, with the axe, causing serious head injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Wallington postal workers get advice on staying safe from dogs
Postal workers in Wallington are the latest to have received lessons in a series of talks on how to stay safe from dogs.

The advice was given during a training session yesterday by PC Heath Keogh, of Sutton's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit.

The officer was the driving force behind the initiative LEAD - set up after a woman was killed by a dog in Wallington in 2010.

The scheme encourages responsible dog ownership and tackles inconsiderate behaviour by pet owners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Donations increase after death of fund-raising cyclist
Donations to a charity fund set up by a cyclist who died during the RideLondon-Surrey 100 have escalated.

55 year old Stephen Green from Reading collapsed while cycling up Leith Hill on Sunday.

He had set out to raise just over £1,000 for a charity that helps children with a rare progressive genetic disorder.

Donations to Action for A-T on Mr Green's fundraising page have risen to more than £11,000 since he died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

Police appeal for witnesses after a fatal accident in Croydon
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist and a car in Croydon.

Officers think the motorbike rider came off his bike and was then hit by a dark coloured Mercedes at about 8.15 yesterday evening in Old Farleigh Road.

The rider who’s thought to be in his 60s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car stopped and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

Children's author is coming to Twickenham
An award winning children’s author will be visiting Twickenham library this month, ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Tom Palmer has written the series – Football Academy, Foul Play and The Squad, and encourages children to read through their love of sport.

Tom will be at Twickenham library on the 10th August at 2pm for a special event, where he will combine a reading quiz with a sport competition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am  

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Appeal launched to find a missing girl from Wandsworth


Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing teenager from Wandsworth.

14-year-old Felicia Nwoso was last seen by a friend close to Stockwell Underground Station shortly before midnight.

Her friend reports seeing her with two unknown males.

Felicia is black, approximately 5ft 9 inches tall, of large build and was wearing a black and white patterned top.

She’s not believed to have any money or an Oyster Card with her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Wimbledon Windmill sail breaks off
A sail from the historic Wimbledon Windmill has crashed through the roof of the museum.

It happened at around 6.45pm on Sunday, when it sheared off, crashing through the roof of the museum and spraying debris onto parked cars below.

The windmill was closed to visitors because of road closures due to the RideLondon cycle event.

The building will remain closed for the foreseeable future, while an assessment of the damage will take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Double departure from Brentford
Two players have left Brentford today.

Midfielder Jonathan Douglas has joined Ipswich, while Winger Stuart Dallas has signed for Leeds.

The Bees also expect full back Moses Odubajo to leave, after Hull City activated his release clause.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Two arrested for Croydon thefts


Two people have been arrested in connection with two robberies in Croydon.

The 42-year-old man and 14-year-old girl were arrested this afternoon after being detained by shop security staff in George Street.

In both crimes elderly victims were followed after withdrawing cash from their bank.

On the 9th of July an 89 year old man was trailed in the Whitgift Centre - and found his money was gone after someone bumped into him.

And in a similar offence 2 days earlier in the town centre, a man knocked into an 83-year-old woman and stole money from her pocket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Tia Sharp's mother and grandmother to stand trial accused of racially aggravated assualt
The mother and grandmother of murdered New Addington schoolgirl Tia Sharp will stand trial accused of a racially aggravated assault.

It's in connection with an alleged attack in the Lidl car park in Wallington in April.

33-year-old Natalie Sharp and 49-year-old Christine Bicknell have been released on bail and will appear next at Croydon Crown Court later this month.

Bicknell's former partner Stuart Hazell is serving a life sentence for 12-year-old Tia's murder in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Men jailed after robbery on train
Five people have been jailed for their involvement in a robbery on board a train they boarded at Clapham Junction.

It happened in April last year, on the route heading to Eastbourne.

They walked through the train, behaving in an anti-social and threatening manner, until they reached the first class section at the end of the train.

They surrounded a man, and took his wallet without him realising.

The five men, aged between 19 and 23, four from Croydon and one from Raynes Park, were found guilty on one count of robbery after a nine day trial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Cyclist who died during RideLondon named
A cyclist who died from a suspected heart attack during the RideLondon event has been named as 55-year-old Stephen Green.

Mr Green from Reading, was taken ill on Leith Hill during the 100-mile sportive.

Paramedics tried to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was raising money for the Action for A-T Charity and had previously ridden in the event in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Chelsea youngster looks set for Dutch move
Dom Solanke looks set to be the latest Chelsea youngster to join Vitesse Arnhem on loan.

The 17-year-old has been spotted training with the Dutch side.

Should that deal go through, he'll join Lewis Baker, Izzy Brown, Nathan and Danilo Pantic there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

The Met appeal for help to trace a missing man



Police are appealing for help to find an elderly man who suffers from dementia and who might try and make his way to Heathrow airport.

84 year old Abdel Gaber was reported missing on Thursday from St John’s Wood but is believed to have been seen at a hospital yesterday.

Mr Gaber is Egyptian, of medium build and has a moustache - he speaks little English.

He is diabetic and because of his dementia, he’s likely to be confused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Police appeal for witnesses after dangerous driving on the M3
Police are appealing for witnesses after reports of dangerous driving on the M3.

At around 10.30am on Sunday a number of drivers made calls about a silver car travelling westbound between Thorpe and Lightwater.

Several motorists reported they’d been involved in minor collisions with the vehicle which had then failed to stop.

A 39-year-old man from south east London was arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Everton defender advised against a move to Chelsea
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has advised John Stones to avoid moving to Chelsea - as he thinks he'll only sit on the bench.

Instead, he reckons the Everton defender should join Ferdinand's old club, Manchester United.

Stones has been heavily linked with a transfer away from Goodison Park.

Ferdinand believes Stones would play for Louis van Gaal's side every week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

World War II hero dies
The last surviving Dambusters pilot has died at the age of 96.

Les Munro was part of the famous RAF Squadron which carried out "bouncing bomb" raids to destroy dams in Germany during the Second World War.

He died in hospital in New Zealand.

Squadron Leader Munro sold his medals earlier this year, with the money going towards the maintenance of the Bomber Command Memorial in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Monday, 3 August 2015

Drugs raid arrest in Morden
A man’s been arrested after an early morning drugs raid in Morden.

It happened last week in Bishopsford Road.

Police forced entry to the property, finding a quantity of suspected cannabis, which they seized.

A 21-year-old man, inside the address at the time of the raid, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He’s since been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Kingston's Children's services rated 'good' by Ofsted
Kingston Council’s Children’s Services have been rated as ‘good’ by an Ofsted inspection.

That’s an improvement from the previous rating of ‘inadequate’ – two grades below.

Kingston is now one of only 16 children’s services to have been rated as ‘good’ since Ofsted brought in a new inspection framework in 2013.

That’s against 46 rated as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

13 Arrests made in Wandsworth
Police have arrested 13 people for various offences across London including in Wandsworth.

A total of 19 search warrants were carried out in the early hours this morning, at addresses in the borough and in Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment. Others were arrested for possession of class A and B drugs.

As part of the pre-planned activity, officers recovered a 6 inch knife in Windrush Square in Brixton.

The aim was to deter anyone planning to disrupt the Brixton Splash – a family event which took place today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Man robbed on towpath near Woking
A robbery’s taken place on a towpath near Woking.

It took place last Thursday morning when the 26-year-old male victim was walking along the towpath in Sheerwater.

He was approached by 2 men on bikes who demanded his bag, with one of them punching him in the ribs.

The offenders made off with the rucksack which contained an Apple laptop and some cash.

One of the suspects was wearing a white hooded top with a white Union Jack on the front. Both are Asian, of slim build with dark hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Witnesses sought following road rage incident in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged road rage incident in Walton.

It’s after a 40-year-old man was driving a blue Saab along the High Street in the evening on the 14th July, when a car sped up behind.

The silver Vauxhall Corsa then overtook but both cars stopped at the next traffic lights.

The driver of the Corsa got out and punched the driver of the Saab in the face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Boris again criticises Heathrow third runway
Boris Johnson has again hit out at plans for a third runway at Heathrow, saying it would be a ‘huge mistake.’

The London Mayor says the Davies plan would increase noise pollution at enormous cost without extending capacity.

Writing in the Telegraph, he says the only answer is an airport with four runways.

He adds that would cause an inferno of noise and pollution for West London if at Heathrow – saying the logical solution is a new airport in the Thames Estuary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fulham reportedly close to Palace striker
Fulham are reportedly close to signing Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle on loan.

The Times says the Whites are about to bring in the 24-year-old, who’ll fall down the pecking order at Palace with the imminent arrival of Connor Wickham.

Fulham have also been linked with Brighton midfielder Lewis Dunk and Finnish midfielder Sakari Mattila, who currently plays in Norway.

Manager Kit Symons has spoken of promotion being the aim, after already bringing in six players this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Heathrow Terminal 5 custom desks under criticism from watchdog
A watchdog report’s found that custom desks at Heathrow Terminal 5 are being left unstaffed even when ‘high-risk’ flights are landing.

The report by staff working for the chief inspector of borders didn’t say where the passengers had flown from.

Customs desks should be staffed by officers hunting for illegal items such as drugs and firearms.

Border force officers blamed the shortage of checks on government insistence that lengthy queues don’t build up at passport control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Volunteers wanted for Esher goat grazing
For the 2nd year running, volunteers are needed for Esher Commons' goat grazing project.

12 billy goats were released into a fenced-off area in the spring, as part of a project to restore the heath.

Heathland is a rare and precious habitat, which is under threat from unwanted scrub, including pine and birch.

Elmbridge Council’s appealing for help to watch out for the goats’ welfare and make sure the fences remain secure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

New sports hub to launch in Cranford
A Bond villain is set to help launch a revamped sports hub in Cranford.

Avenue Park is set to be re-opened today by Sebastian Fourcan, who was blown up in Casino Royale.

It’s had a £150,000 facelift by Hounslow Council, including a new 10-station outdoor gym and two revamped tennis courts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Mourinho says he wasn't lying about Costa injury
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he wasn't "lying" when he said Diego Costa was fit for the Community Shield.

The Spain striker missed the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley.

Last week he picked up an injury in a friendly with Barcelona - and despite returning to training, he's complained of a niggle since.

One friendly match remains, and Mourinho's not sure if Costa will be ready for this weekend's start of their Premier League title defence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Surrey Cricket league roundup
In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action on the weekend Wandsworth moved up to third in the table after a big 177 run win over Morden.

Final scores: Wandsworth 315 for 9; Morden 138 all out.

In Division One St Lukes slipped to their sixth loss of the season going down by 38 runs to Surrey Challengers.

Spelthorne, Ali, London Welsh and Ploughmans were all winners in Division Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Sutton impresses in newspaper group's school guide
Eight out of the 10 top-performing schools in England and Wales are selective grammar schools, according to research by a newspaper group.

Trinity Mirror analysed more than 3,000 state-funded secondary schools.

Three of its top 10 schools in its Real School Guide are in Sutton.

Wallington County Grammar, Nonsuch High and Wilson’s came in 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 am  

Man dies during London Surrey cycle Classic
A cyclist has died from a suspected heart attack during a race in London yesterday.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at Leith Hill, near Dorking during the RideLondon event.

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were among more than 25-thousand taking part in the London to Surrey cycle Classic.

The race was won by Luxembourg's Jean-Pierre Drucker in a sprint finish.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Sunday, 2 August 2015

48 year old woman charged with murder of a woman in Chelsea
A woman’s been charged with the murder of a woman in Chelsea.

Police were called to an address in Stadium Street in the early hours of this morning.

A 35 year old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

48 year old Tracy Phillips has been remanded in custody and will appear at West London Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

Fire in Woking causes damage to building
A building in Woking caught fire this morning.

Firefighters were called to the property in College Lane at around 3.30am.

50% of the roof space was damaged but nobody was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Woman found stabbed to death in Chelsea
A woman’s been found stabbed to death at a house in Chelsea.

Police were called to an address in Stadium Street in the early hours.

An ambulance was called but the 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Formal identification hasn’t taken place yet.

A 48-year-old woman’s been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

Sir Bradley Wiggins to ride in London this afternoon in RideLondon.
The first riders in RideLondon have crossed the finishing line having cycled through the streets of South West London and Surrey.

About twenty five thousand people are out watching.

Cyclists head into Surrey and then back up through Leatherhead - Raynes Park and Putney.

Among the riders are Radio Jackie journalist Andy Catford.

Speaking at Newlands Corner he said he was 30 minutes ahead.

And there was an accident this morning involving a female cyclist.

Transport for London is advising people to plan ahead for their journeys because of road closures – in some cases all day.

Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride in London this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

RFU chairman Bill Beaumont backs Voices for Choir at Kempton Park.
The Festival of Rugby is backing more than four thousand singers who will gather at Kempton Park in September.

Voices for Choir support hospices including Princess Alice and Shooting Star. Nine million pounds is needed each year to function.
Rugby anthems will be sung as well as classical music.

Spokeswoman Lynda Beament who sings herself says the event will also offer places to 15 to 17 year olds as part of the National Citizens Service.

There's more information at: www.thevfhchoir.com
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Cyclists are off on Ride London towards Kingston
Twenty five thousand riders have started the Ride London at the Mall – they will be speeding through Kingston at about 8.30 this morning.

They were waved off at the Mall by former England rugby captain Martin Johnson.

The stewards on the Portsmouth Road in Surbiton were briefed at six am.

One rider taking part is Darren Davis who earlier completed Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease.

48 year old Mr Davis from Staines is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

He says the reaction of the crowds means a lot and - riding through red lights - without worrying for once.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 am  

Calls to Kingston Council are made cheaper
It’s now cheaper to contact Kingston council, as all phone numbers are now chargeable at local rates.

All 0345 calls from mobiles are now inclusive with ‘free minutes’ or charged at the same rate as calling landlines.

Councillor Andy Johnson says he hopes this will improve their relationship with the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am  

Free school in Hounslow temporarily moves to a new location
Floreat free school in Hounslow will no longer be temporarily moving to Brent Lea rec.

The two-form entry school will now re-locate to Trico House on Ealing Road, where it will be based for the next two years.

Finding this new site means that 60 Hounslow children will be able to start at the school in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

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