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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Concerns Growing for Missing Woman from Worcester Park



Concerns are growing for the welfare of a missing 44-year old woman from Worcester Park.

Lisa Taffurelli was last seen in Grand Drive in Raynes Park at 3.20pm this afternoon.

She is described as being white, slim, about 5 foot 9 with long blonde hair.

Lisa was wearing a black jacket, high heels and black trousers at the time of her disappearance.

Anyone with any information should call Sutton police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Appeal to trace missing 12 year old from Wandsworth


A 12 year old girl has been missing from Wandsworth for more than 24 hours.

Amanda Ndlovu was last seen in Burntwood Lane in Tooting at 3.50pm yesterday.

She’s black, originally from South Africa.

She was last seen wearing a red school tie and black blazer with a multi-coloured tree logo on the pocket and her hair was tied in a bun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Pregnant woman injured in Esher hit and run
Police are appealing for witnesses after a hit and run in Esher.

A pregnant woman was struck by a vehicle on the A3 at around 2pm on Monday.

The woman’s white Volkswagen panel van was involved in a minor collision with a BMW 3 Series saloon.

Both vehicles pulled over onto the hard shoulder but as the woman got out of her van the BMW drove away from the scene, hitting her as well as two vans.

She suffered minor leg injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

The murders of a Claygate family remain unsolved on the third year anniversary of their deaths
The murders of a Claygate family remain unsolved on the third year anniversary of their deaths.

Shot in their car while on a camping holiday in France - Saad Al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal and her mother were all killed three years ago today.

The two Al-Hilli children, both former pupils of Claygate Primary School, survived the attack.

Surrey Police continue to support the French investigation into the murders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Over 350 people have objected to plans for a cemetery on green belt land in Surrey
Over 350 people have objected to plans for a cemetery on green belt land in Surrey.

Cemetery Development Services withdrew proposals for a new cemetery off Croydon Lane last year because of local opposition.

It has now re-submitted plans to Reigate and Banstead Borough Council for the cemetery and chapel.

The company believe there is a need for a new cemetery but residents say it should not be built on green belt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Former Reigate policeman has indecent photos of children
A former Reigate police inspector has been sentenced for indecent images of children on his home computer.

43 year old Christopher Goodman from Guilford was arrested in 2013. He admitted the charges at a hearing last month.

He was given a nine month jail sentence, which was suspended for two years. Additionally, he was placed under a supervision order and his access to computers has been restricted.

The material on the computer included four category A images which is the most serious level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am  

Friday, 4 September 2015

Cricket news
Surrey have been promoted to Division One of cricket's County Championship.

Their win over Derbyshire at The Oval was clinched in dramatic fashion, as captain Gareth Batty took a hat-trick of wickets at the end of the game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

There’s been a robbery at a store in Cobham.
Three suspects entered Carphone Warehouse in Oakdene Parade just after 10 this morning.

One witness reported seeing a hammer – no staff have been injured.

Police say it appears at this stage one I phone was stolen and a search in the area is underway
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

A planning inquiry has started to work out the feasibility of building a so called "smart motorway" on the M4 at Heathrow.
Highways England wants turn the hard shoulder into an extra lane between junction 3 near Heathrow Airport and junction 12 at Theale

It’s hoped the scheme, costing up to £862m, will improve traffic flow and ease congestion.

But opponents say it will be detrimental to the environment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Police have discovered an Uzi firearm in a car in Putney.
Officers were called to reports of shoplifting in the high street yesterday morning.

Two men had already been chased out of the shop in question after allegedly snatching a box containing CCTV equipment.

They then tried to climb into their getaway car parked in Burstock Road but were unable to gain access, before fleeing on foot.

Police searched the abandoned vehicle, where they found the weapon. No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

The Prime Minister has confirmed that the UK will provide resettlement for thousands more Syrian refugees.

This comes after hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition calling for Britain to do more after shocking images emerged of a drowned Syrian boy's body on a beach in Turkey.

We've spoken with Sutton Council leader Ruth Dombey, who told us what preparatory action they had been taking on a local level to help with the crisis.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

#RWC2015

England will use the away dressing room at Twickenham for tomorrow's rugby union World Cup warm-up against Ireland.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster wants to prepare for their opening game of the tournament against Fiji in two weeks.

For that match, England have lost the toss and will be the designated "away" team, meaning they'll have to play in a red kit, rather than their usual white.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

A former All Blacks rugby player who went missing from Heathrow airport has been found in Twickenham.

79 year-old Terry Lineen arrived in the UK from Auckland yesterday afternoon and was meant to catch a plane to Edinburgh, but he didn't get on his connecting flight.

His daughter-in- law says he was found by police this morning and has been taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Ex-UKIP Wimbledon candidate apologises for migrant boy death tweets

The former UKIP parliamentary candidate for Wimbledon has apologised for blaming the death of a Syrian boy found drowned on a Turkish beach on his parents' greed.

Peter Bucklitsch, tweeted in response to photographs of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, who was found lying dead on a beach in Turkey after drowning when the boat he and his family were travelling on to Greece sank.

Mr Bucklitsch, who stood at the last General Election, said on his personal account that the boy was "well clothed and well fed" and died because his parents were "greedy for the good life in Europe".

His remarks had been condemned by MPs and a UKIP spokeswoman said they did not represent the party's views.

Mr Bucklitsch told the BBC he was sorry "for the evident distress" caused.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am  

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Teenager guilty of raping and sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in Feltham.
The 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to one charge of rape and two charges of sexual assault against a girl under the age of 13. He cannot be named for legal reasons.

It has emerged that the boy, who was convicted of two offences, was just 13 years old at the time.

A third charge of sexual assault will lie on file.

The offences all took place in March 2014.

The boy has been released on conditional bail and will next appear at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on October the 9th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Jamie Oliver's #SugarRush hits our TV screens


The celebrity chef's one hour documentary, on now (9pm), includes interviews with doctors at St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Each year 26,000 primary school aged children go to hospital because of rotten teeth.

Mr Oliver is campaigning for a tax on sugary drinks in the UK.

Experts believe a tax of just 7p per regular-sized can of soft drink with added sugar could generate £1 billion per year.

Mr Oliver believes the revenue should be ring-fenced to support much needed preventative strategies in the NHS and schools around childhood obesity and diet-related disease such as Diabetes Type 2.

To sign the petition, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Actress launches plus size fashion range, but feels it is wrong to call women "plus-size."
Martine McCutcheon is set to launch her plus-size 12-32 clothing range for plus-size retailer Fashion World on September the 18th.

However, the 39 year former Eastenders star has told the Evening Standard I think it is wrong to call women plus-sized or put labels on their bodies. Ladies should feel great about themselves — no matter what their size.

Ms McCutcheon was made bankrupt by Kingston Upon Thames County Court in 2013. Living in Esher at the time, she declared herself bankrupt and was discharged from bankruptcy in January 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

A request by supporters' clubs for an inquiry into West Ham's move to the Olympic Stadium has been rejected by the Government.

Groups representing other teams from London, such as Arsenal and Chelsea, are concerned about how the club's 99-year deal to be anchor tenants might end up giving them a competitive advantage.

It's believed West Ham will be paying around £2.5 million a year in rent.

They earned £76 million in Premier League payments last season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Man from Croydon arrested on suspicion of robbery


Detectives who appealed for the public's help to identify a man following a series of armed robberies on banks and betting shops in south London, have arrested a 32-year-old from Croydon on suspicion of robbery.

They made the arrest in Lewisham at approximately 11.20am today.

The Met's Flying Squad had been appealing for the public's help to identify a man they wanted to speak to in connection with their investigation into 13 robberies across Lewisham, Greenwich and Bromley.

The most recent took place at William Hill, Deptford High Street, Lewisham at approximately 8 o'clock last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Appeal following sexual assault on bus in Roehampton


Police are appealing for help to identify a man after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus.

On Monday, the 18th of May at about 4pm, a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man as she travelled on a route 85 bus between Putney Heath and Roehampton.

The suspect is described as an Asian man, aged about 30-years-old, wearing a short black hooded top and baggy jeans.

He spoke with a foreign accent in broken English.

Police officers are releasing a CCTV image and ask anyone with information to contact PC Sue Chalmers on 07826 535 575 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 180588.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Surrey County Council says schools in the County now have an extra three and a half thousand places this year.
It’s to meet the growth in demand from rising birth rates.

It’s one of biggest school expansion seen in Surrey with 45 different schools creating the extra places.

Surrey County Council is warning it faces a funding shortfall of £30 million in the next two years to provide places the county need in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Troublesome traffic lights to be removed . . . depending on the weather
Kingston Council has confirmed temporary lights on London Road near Wickes are to be removed by the end of the week.

Southern Gas has been working on the site to replace gas mains, but the company says how soon the works are finished, is dependent on the weather.

There are also access restrictions to and from Gordon Road and Birkenhead Avenue.

The lights have been causing delays at all times, but traffic is particularly bad at weekends and during school times.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

E-fit image released after an assault in Epsom



Detectives investigating a daytime assault in Epsom have released an e-fit image of a woman they would like to speak to.

It’s after two young women were punched in an altercation with a group of teenagers - on McKenzie Way at around 5pm on the 18th of August.

A teenage boy then shouted abuse at the women.

The main suspects are a white mid-teenage girl, 5ft 7 of heavy build with dark blonde hair in a ponytail, who may have had a tooth missing; and a white boy, 5ft 8, of a skinny build with very short blonde hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Missing person update
Police are thanking the public for their help in finding a missing teenager from Guildford.

15 year old Ana Sousa who has links with Croydon, Woking and Redhill disappeared on Monday afternoon.

She was found last night safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Devastating error of HIV clinic could have serious repercussions
A man’s said he fears having to disclose his HIV status to family and friends after having his details leaked by a health clinic.

The ‘56 Dean Street’ clinic, run by Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust - accidentally sent out 780 names and email addresses in an online newsletter.

The man identified as James, from London, told the BBC he’s not ready to tell people yet, but fears he has no choice and is scared his details could be spread online.

The clinic's consultant admitted the breach was a "devastating error" but added that not everyone on the list in HIV positive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Police appeal after robbery in Clapham
Police investigating a robbery in Clapham have issued CCTV footage in the hope of identifying a man they’re keen to speak with.

In the early hours of a Sunday in April as the victim left the Swan Nightclub he was attacked by a man who repeatedly punched him in the face.

The 29 year old ran away and was chased into an alleyway between Clapham Road and Stockwell Gardens and there the suspect stole his wallet.

Later a total of £870 was withdrawn from three bank accounts using PIN codes that the victim used when buying drinks in the nightclub beforehand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Re-appeal for information about 1975 Weedon murder


Police have renewed their appeal for information about the murder of a teenage girl in Hounslow 40 years ago today.

Lynne Weedon, who was 16, was attacked in September 1975, and died in hospital a week later of her injuries.

DNA evidence has linked the case to another murder six months earlier - that of Eve Stratford.

A £40,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible for the murders remains on offer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 am  

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Spelthorne Council prosecute taxi driver

A former taxi driver has been prosecuted by Spelthorne Council for driving without a private hire license or valid insurance.

Colin Buckley was caught picking up a passenger after an anonymous tip-off was passed to the police.

Despite claiming that no money exchanged hands Buckley was fined over £2,000 and given 8 points on his regular driving license.

The operator who employed him, Michael Marks, was fined over £2,600 for allowing the illegal driver to work for him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Kingston estate agent jailed

An estate agent in Kingston – who fled the country leaving creditors, landlords, staff and employees out of pocket – has been jailed.

In 2012 Manish Manek told his staff at the Je Je Barons Estate Agency that he was going to hospital to have a tumour removed.

Instead he sold his house and flew to India leaving debts of 18 and a half thousand pounds – staff found out the truth when their wages weren’t paid.

Manek had also stolen over £47,000 from his clients by putting deposits and rents into his personal account.

He was found guilty of 17 counts of theft at Kingston Crown Court today and jailed for a total of 20 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Injured Cyclist
A cyclist has been injured in a crash in Sutton.

The rider was in collision with a car in All Saints Road last night.

The cyclist who’s 23, suffered multiple injuries to her head and body and was taken to hospital where she’s in a stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Nuisance Walton
A Closure Order’s been obtained on a property in Walton after numerous reports of anti-social behaviour including noise and drug use.

The order at 23 Newark Court was granted on Friday after evidence was heard at Court demonstrating serious nuisance by occupier Perry Sherlock.

He took drugs and made his neighbours feel threatened by shouting at them and exposing himself – he also made multiple abusive 999 calls.

The property will be boarded up for three months and if Paragon Housing can repossess it the tenant will be permanently excluded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Hospital trust admits mistake
A sexual health clinic in Soho run by Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust has mistakenly shared the HIV positive status of hundreds of patients.

The clinic in Dean Street has apologised after admitting it had sent out the names and email addresses of 780 patients.

It has promised to investigate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Man missing from Hounslow


An 84 year old man has gone missing from Hounslow.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen Thomas Rodham to call 101 quoting 15MIS034744
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Signal failure causes chaos for commuters in morning rush hour
Waterloo bound passengers have had a disrupted morning, and are facing delays well into this evening's rush hour too.

A major signal failure between Wimbledon and Earlsfield, was said to have been fixed at about 7am – but National Rail tweeted three hours later that "major delays" were expected until 4pm.

For the latest traffic information, stay tuned, or follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A teenager will appear in court accused of assaulting a police officer at the Notting Hill Carnival.
The 17-year-old boy is accused of s20 GBH on a uniformed police constable and threatening a person in a public place with a bladed article.

The alleged incident happened in Elgin Crescent during this year's Notting Hill Carnival.

He will appear in custody at Hammersmith Youth Court this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

London tops flytippers' list
More than half of the 10 worst areas in the country for illegally dumped rubbish are in the capital according to new figures, which suggest flytipping is on the up.

Haringey in north London topped the list.

Westminster comes in second, while Greenwich, Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea also appear in the top 10.

In Haringey, around 25,000 cases of fly-tipping have been reported in the last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Streatham's MP calls for Labour to "unite."
Chuka Umunna has urged his party to unite around its new leader, whomever it may be.

He says the party should not "simply dismiss out of hand those who hold critical views of New Labour" and "solidarity is key."

Mr Umunna withdrew from the contest in its early stages due to media pressure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Attempted Robbery at A Shop In Ripley


Officers are looking for a man they want to question following an attempted robbery at the One Stop Shop in Ripley.

The offence happened at around 10pm last Friday at the High Street Store when the two men entered.

The suspects grabbed two employees and attempted to force them to open the till and safe – but were unsuccessful.

Anyone with any further information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am  

£1,000 reward for information on cable thieves
A reward of up to £1,000 is on offer to help catch cable thieves.

Recently there’s been damage to services in Addiscombe, Croydon and New Cross.

It’s after cables were cut disrupting telephone and broadband services.

Openreach along with Crimestoppers is offering rewards for information that lead to arrests and successful convictions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

New Social Club In Stanwell
A housing association in Stanwell is starting a new social club.

The senior social club will allow people to enjoy group activities and make new friends.

The club will run fortnightly on Friday's and has also been created to minimise social isolation among older people in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 am  

Brother Stabbed To Death In Godalming
The brother of a personal trainer from Surrey who was found stabbed to death has been jailed for life for murdering him in a row over money.

Kevin Harris, 51, claimed he had stabbed his brother Mark, 47, in self-defence at their home near Godalming, in February.

After a seven day trial at Guildford Crown Court, he was found guilty of murder and ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years.

Harris admitting he had stabbed his brother to death before disposing of the knife in a canal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 am  

People Urged To Stop Giving Money To Beggers In Woking
People are being urged not to give money to beggars in a Woking town centre to avoid the cash being spent on drugs or drink.

The York Road Project, which helps homeless people in the town, is working with Surrey Police to raise awareness of the link between begging and the use of illegal drugs or alcohol.

Those who want to give money are being urged to donate to the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 am  

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Fire contained in Clapham High Street
Firefighters have managed to bring down a blaze at a building on Clapham High Street.

Two fire engines from Brixton were called at around 2pm with the fire finally out by 3pm.

Damage has been reported to the roof of the first floor flat – above Clapham mini cabs.

No – one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Fans warned of counterfeit Rugby World Cup tickets
Rugby fans are being warned of counterfeit World Cup tickets.

With less than a month until the first match kicks off at Twickenham Stadium, Police have found a number of fakes in circulation.

Advice is to only buy from official sources to guarantee access to the games.

Here's a link to the Official Checker to find out whether a seller is legitimate via http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/buyofficial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Fire has broken out above a shop in Clapham High Street


Fire fighters have managed to bring under control a fire in Clapham High Street.

It is in a first floor flat above Clapham Mini Cabs - no injuries have been reported so far.

We’ll bring you more as we get it.

Twitpic: @Ishra
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Alcoholic handwash stolen for consumption
It’s been revealed alcoholic hand wash in hospitals is being stolen for binge-drinking – despite the fact that it can kill.

A street drinker who nearly died from consuming the hand steriliser has told the BBC how his gang systematically raided London hospitals for it.

They targeted hospitals including Lambeth and Hammersmith – other reports include Barts, Guy’s as well as Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals,

At St George's Hospital in Tooting a patient was found drinking the gel in bed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

700 year old tree partly destroyed by careless BBQ fire in Richmond Park


It existed before both world wars, before Alexander Bell invented the telephone, and even before the Great Fire of London in 1666, but a 700-year-old oak tree was nearly wiped out from Richmond Park, by a BBQ costing a mere £1.99

For the third time this year, the fire brigade has been called to the park to deal with a fire caused by a disposable barbecue.

In the most recent case, fire engulfed the hollow part of the veteran tree requiring fire officers and a tree surgeon to spend a gruelling four hours removing chunks of the tree to douse the flames.

They were able to save the tree from being destroyed.

Adam Curtis, Assistant Park Manager at Richmond Park, said: “What people don’t realise is how easy these fires can start. People buy their cheap barbecue from a supermarket, seek a spot which provides shelter from the wind, and next thing they know they’ve set a 700-year-old tree on fire. Invariably they get scared and run off.

Apart from the obvious tree damage, fires can have a serious impact on wildlife including killing bats or baby chicks by choking them to death, destroying grass snake’s nests and obliterating the wildlife that feed on the dead or decaying wood of veteran and ancient trees.

Police patrol the Royal Parks, but with all eight covering in excess of 5,000 acres there is no way they can catch everyone, so we ask the public to please take some responsibility and recognise the dangers.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Dangerous lorries banned in London from today
The country's first ban on lorries that are dangerous for cyclists comes into force today in London.

Heavy goods vehicles will have to be fitted with sideguards and special mirrors.

Eight cyclists have died on the capital’s roads this year - seven of those deaths involved HGVs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Police trying to identify man who died at Whitton
Police are working to identify a man who died this morning after being struck by a train at Whitton.

Officers were called just after 8am to the station where the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Person hit by train
A person has been hit by a train at Whitton.

This is causing disruption on South West Trains between Twickenham and Feltham.

Services from Waterloo via Mortlake/Hounslow/Chiswick are not running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

Death In Shepherds Bush
A man’s died after a fire in Shepherd’s Bush.

Around 14 firefighters were called to the blaze in a flat on Sawley Road at around 1.30 yesterday afternoon.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 am  

Stabbing At Notting Hill Carnival
Three men, all aged 18, have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19-year-old man during the Notting Hill Carnival.

One of the suspects, from Kensington and Chelsea, was arrested on suspicion of GBH and possession of class B drugs.

The victim, who was taken to a central London hospital, remains in a serious but stable condition.

More than 300 arrests have been made at the event over the last two days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 am  

Egham Councillor Is Sorry After Social Media Posts
A Tory councillor from Egham has apologised after he shared several images on a social media site.

Mike Kusneraitis, who made a number of ‘offensive’ postings on a Facebook page, is being investigated by council chiefs.

The Runnymede councillor posted an image of a boat full of naked women with a caption reading ‘If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants’.

Leaders of the Conservative party in the area confirmed they were looking into the postings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

Nitrous Oxide Arrest and Seizings at Notting Hill Carnival
An officer on patrol in Lonsdale Road was in the process of seizing 400 nitrous oxide canisters from a man involved in illegal street trading.

The man attempted to run, before he was detained and punched the officer in the face. He was later arrested for ABH.

Over 3,500 nitrous oxide canisters were seized by police at Notting Hill Carnival this past weekend, with a street value of £17,000.

Investigations have been referred to Trading Standards officers from Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 am  

Counterfeit Alcohol at Notting Hill Carnival
Officers on patrol at Notting Hill Carnival seized a considerable quantity of counterfeit & ‘over-proof’ alcohol yesterday morning.

Over 300 assorted bottles of spirits, champagne, beer, cider and rum punch was seized and estimated to have a street value of £30,000.

It has been referred to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Trading Standards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 am  

Monday, 31 August 2015

Clapham Common is the best green space in London to hang out if you're looking for love
Clapham Common is the best green space in London to hang out if you're looking for love - according to a new study.

The dating app Happn, which has 400,000 users across the capital, claims the park had more "crossed paths" than any other.

Battersea park, St James Park, Kensington Gardens and Hyde park also proved popular.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with possession of a knife
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with possession of a knife at the Notting Hill Carnival on Saturday.

The boy will appear on bail at Hammersmith Youth Court on Monday the 14th of September.

As part of his bail conditions, he’s unable to attend the Notting Hill Carnival, and will have to obey to a curfew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Former Scotland striker Graham Leggat has died at the age of 81
Former Scotland striker Graham Leggat has died at the age of 81.

He represented his country at the 1958 World Cup, and spent most of his career at Aberdeen and Fulham.

He scored 134 goals for Fulham including a three-minute hatrick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Harlequins agrees partnership with USA Rugby
Harlequins have entered into a formal strategic partnership with USA Rugby.

The club has announced a long tern plan for involvement with rugby in the States which is regarded as one of the sport’s fastest growing markets.

They’ll continue working with existing affiliate clubs, Dallas Harlequins and Hawaii Harlequins.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Richmond Council wants help to name new community building
We’re being asked to help name a new community building in Twickenham.

On the old Post Office site, opposite the train station, it will house a theatre space with over 300 seats.

There will also be six multi-purpose studio rooms, a cinema and catering facilities.

To submit your suggestion, go to richmond.gov.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

New Wimbledon Theatre to open doors to public for a day
A Wimbledon landmark is set to open its doors to the public.

The New Wimbledon Theatre is taking part in London’s Open House scheme on Saturday 19th September.

There will be a range of activities including backstage tours, which will give an insight into the building’s architecture and history.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Two charged after death of man in Woking hotel
Two people have been charged in connection with the death of a man in Woking.

31-year-old Jermaine Lee, from Croydon, has been charged with murder, while 34-year-old Lisa Warner, of no fixed abode, has been charged with assisting an offender.

They’ve been remanded in custody and will appear in court tomorrow.

Police were called to The Woking Hotel on Chertsey Road on Wednesday morning, finding the body of a man inside the building.

A post mortem established the victim, Khalilur Rahman from Sheerwater, died as a result of a head injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Investigation warns of leaving car with airport 'meet and greet' parking companies
A national newspaper claims thousands of holiday makers leaving their cars with airport ‘meet and greet’ parking companies are having their vehicles left unattended at insecure locations.

The Mail on Sunday says it concealed GPS trackers in cars before handing them over to three different parking companies at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports.

The paper says after leaving a car at Heathrow Terminal 2, it tracked it to a side street in Hayes, where there’d been 11 vehicle crimes in the past year.

It adds another car was then left with a company at Heathrow, which was then traced to a gentleman’s club car park in Hayes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Member of cabin crew arrested at Heathrow while carrying cocaine
A member of cabin crew for a Nigerian airline has been arrested at Heathrow while carrying cocaine.

He’s been detained by the UK border force after the Arik Air flight landed at Heathrow on Monday evening.

In 2012, a 29-year-old Arik Air employee Chiwendu Uwkaoyenma, was jailed for drug trafficking after being arrested in London.

An Arik Air statement says it won’t tolerate the use of its aircraft or crew for the courier of banned items or substances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Fulham turn down McCormack bid
Fulham have turned down a £10m bid from Sheffield Wednesday for striker Ross McCormack.

Last year’s player of the season only signed a new one-year extension at Craven Cottage two weeks ago.

The Whites are also believed to be close to bringing in defenders Richard Stearman and Ryan Fredericks from Wolves and Bristol City respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Croydon's Martyn Rooney helps GB relay to bronze
Great Britain have won two further medals at the World Athletics Championships.

Christine Ohuruogu was part of the team that took bronze in the women's 4x400m relay final in Beijing.

It was the same colour for the men as Croydon’s Martyn Rooney crossed the line in third place.

It means Team GB have finished fourth in the medals tables, with four golds, a silver and two bronzes in total.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Large mural is to be painted on the side of the Croydon town Centre Bridge
Croydon Council is backing an art project in the borough – a large mural is to be painted on the side of the Croydon town Centre Bridge.

It’s hoped the new artwork on Jubilee Bridge will revive Reeves Corner which was badly hit by the 2011 London riots.

It is part of Pocket Places Croydon, one of nine projects across the UK which sees neglected urban public spaces regenerated.

The project is being funded by two charities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Ealing rugby Sam Stanley reveals sexuality in the Sunday Times
Sam Stanley has become the first English professional rugby union player to publicly come out as gay.

The England Sevens international revealed his sexuality in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Stanley, a former Saracens back-row who now plays for Ealing in the Championship, says he hopes other athletes will "find the courage" to do the same.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

A man in his 50s is in hospital after being hit by a double-decker bus outside Morden Tube station yesterday evening
A man in his 50s is in hospital after being hit by a double-decker bus outside Morden Tube station yesterday evening.

He was on foot when the collision happened in London Road.

Paramedics and an air ambulance team treated the man and took him to a south London hospital – where he’s said to be in a stable condition.

The driver of the 163 bus was not arrested.
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