Egham squatters lose out
Squatters in an eco village near the Magna Carta memorial in Runnymede have lost their challenge against a Court order evicting them.
The group known as Diggers started camping in 2012 at the site which was formerly a campus of Brunel University.
The High Court Judge ruled that there had not been any error in the decision made by the County Court in June when it granted the eviction order.
The owner of the land, Orchid Runnymede Limited, has planning permission to develop the land for student housing, a care home for the elderly and private and affordable housing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 am
Friday, 11 September 2015
Firefighter hoping to be Pride of Britain
A firefighter from Wandsworth is hoping he’ll be named London finalist tonight for the Pride of Britain Awards taking place later this year.
Darren Long was nominated for the award by friends for the work he has done for the stroke association.
His girlfriend Chantelle Richardson suffered a stroke after an operation at the age of 27.
Darren is aiming to complete 40 challenges to mark his 40th birthday.
One of the challenges he’s perfecting, is how to say Get Well Soon in 40 different languages.
Private's body exhumed ahead of inquest
The body of a Private who died from a bullet wound at the Deepcut army barracks in Surrey Heath, has been exhumed and reburied ahead of an inquest into her death.
18-year-old Cheryl James was one of four recruits who died in similar circumstances at the barracks between 1995 and 2002.
Her parents wanted a new examination into a bullet wound, which they don't believe was self-inflicted. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Three men arrested on suspicion of non-recent sexual offences are bailed
Two men from Walton arrested on suspicion of non-recent sexual offences have been released on police bail.
The 77-year-old and 86-year-old were arrested yesterday morning in connection with alleged sexual offences against children.
A 70-year-old man from the Bayswater – reported to be ex-DJ Jonathan King – was already released on bail this afternoon.
Police say the investigation is focused on the Walton Hop Disco which closed in 1990. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Tooting’s MP seems to be closing in on becoming Labour’s candidate for London Mayor
Bookies now have Sadiq Khan as the second favourite behind front runner Tessa Jowell.
Some experts say while Jeremy Corbyn has seen a surge in left wing support for the leadership this has also had a knock on effect for the Tooting MP.
An announcement is due tomorrow morning at 9. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm
RSPCA appeal for loving family to adopt Bruce and Rebel
The RSPCA in Surrey is appealing for someone to offer a home to two lovely lurchers, one of whom is going blind.
Rebel and Bruce are 18 months old and are best friends who can’t bear to be apart - their bond means it’s likely Bruce will become the eyes for his friend.
Despite becoming social media stars on Facebook they’re in RSPCA Millbrook in Chobham, as no one’s come forward to give them a home.
The pair were rescued back in March when they were found living alone in a house with someone coming in to feed them every few days. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
A Twickenham based charity will host an event tonight where supporters will be able to hear first hand the work it’s doing in Africa
StreetInvest aims to help children living on the streets by putting trustworthy adults in their lives.
One of the speakers tonight, is former teacher Fred Mbise, who now works on behalf of the charity in Tanzania.
He says it was one chance meeting with a young boy which made him realise he had to help.
Update to yesterday's arrests in Walton
Three men have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into historical sex abuse crimes in Walton.
It’s being reported that one of them is 70 year-old ex-DJ Jonathan King who was arrested at his Bayswater home yesterday morning.
The other two men are aged 86 and 77 – they’re all held in connection with alleged offences against under-age boys in the 1970s and 80s.
Police say the investigation is focused on the Walton Hop Disco which closed in 1990. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am
Football Association approves Chelsea's proposed use of Wembley Stadium
The Football Association's chief executive says it would make financial sense if Chelsea and Tottenham were to temporarily use Wembley.
Martin Glenn is backing any reported plans they might have to move in while their own stadiums get redeveloped.
Chelsea would need a new home for at least two seasons while they rebuild Stamford Bridge. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Police search for man after car chase on Ewell Road
Police are continuing their search for a man after a car chase on Ewell Road last night ended with a vehicle running into a lamppost.
Officers were in pursuit of a suspect vehicle at about 7.30 after the driver failed to stop.
The car subsequently ran into the lamppost and the driver bailed out and fled the scene on foot. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Morrisons announces closure of 140 convenience stores
Morrisons has announced it's selling off 140 convenience stores - at an expected loss of 30-million pounds.
The 'M Local' brand will also disappear, although the supermarket chain will keep hold of five branches.
The company's due to announce its half-year results tomorrow.
10 other branches will re-open under a new “My Local” label – including the existing shops in Teddington and Walton. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm
Kingston State of the Borough Debate to be held on Tuesday
Kingston Council has announced that they will be holding the first State of the Borough debate in 7 years.
The discussion – which will take place on Tuesday at the Guildhall – will be looking at the subject of growth in the area.
Residents will be invited to have their say and it is hoped that the debate will help build greater trust in local government and officials. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm
UK's oldest gay pub in Vauxhall given listed status
A gay pub in Vauxhall, which has been welcoming customers since the 1940’s, has been awarded grade 2 listed status.
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is Britain’s oldest gay venue and has helped launch the careers of stars such as Lily Savage.
The pub was sold to a property development company in 2014, prompting a year-long campaign to save the venue.
But there is a warning from activists that London is losing its LGBT culture: 25 percent of gay venues in the capital have closed since the recession started. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
Queen celebrates milestone
It’s 5.30 and exactly 63 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne.
To be exact, this time marks 63 years, seven months – or 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes.
The milestone makes her the longest serving monarch of all time, eclipsing her great, great grandmother, Queen Victoria. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm
Police make three arrests into allegations of child sex offences in Walton
Police have made three arrests as part of an investigation into allegations of sex offences against children connected to the Walton Hop Disco in the 1970s and 1980s.
All three men were arrested on suspicion of various sexual offences concerning boys under the age of 16.
They are a 77-year-old man and an 86-year-old from Walton and a 70-year-old man from Bayswater.
Searches at addresses in London and Surrey are also being carried out by officers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Missing Man in Purley
Police are appealing for information to help trace a vulnerable man missing from Purley.
64 year old Robert Barber who has dementia was last seen this morning at the care home he lives in.
Robert is white, about 5ft 2 slim and bald and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, brown trousers and black shoes.
Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police.
Police Appeal for Assistance in Hounslow
Police are re-appealing for help in tracing a man in connection with a sex assault on a bus in Hounslow.
A 15 year old girl was attacked as she travelled on a 235 bus between Feltham high Street and Isleworth in June.
The suspect is an Asian man aged between 18 and 20 with short dark hair and was wearing a blue checked shirt and jeans. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
A new sculpture celebrating Twickenham ahead of the Rugby World Cup, is being installed on the Riverside
The Council has been working in partnership with organisation Poet in the City, to see how art inspired by poetry, can enhance the area.
The new urn has been designed to celebrate Alexander Pope one of England’s greatest poets, and Twickenham’s most famous resident.
It is based on an urn which Pope designed for the garden of his friend.
Made out of steel, it will be accompanied by some of his most famous quotes, carved into new curved wooden seating and timber benches. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
Fire in Sunbury
24 people have been evacuated and led to safety by firefighters after fire broke out in a sheltered accommodation block in Sunbury.
The blaze began shortly after ten this morning in a first floor laundry room at Beechwood Court in Churchill Way.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
A renowned concert pianist is returning to the Epsom Playhouse, one of the first venues he played as a child
Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right hand and only began to play the piano at the age of 14.
A highlight of his career was when he performed alongside Coldplay at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Nicholas is the only left-hand alone pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130 year history.
Man sentenced for killing a deer in Croydon
A man from Kenley has been given a 4 month suspended sentence after killing a deer in Croydon.
32 year old Mian Zeeshan Shahid was was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.
On the same day, Shahid posted an update on a Facebook group called 'Deer Stalkers International'.
He boasted how he had killed a deer and "made a good meal for ten".
Users of the group forwarded Shahid's post to police. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Flaws in the case of murdered Coulsdon student are criticised
Italy's top criminal court has criticised the flaws in the case against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher.
It says there was a complete lack of 'biological traces' of the American or Raffaelle Sollecito at the scene in Perugia.
Both spent four years in jail before being acquitted of murder in March.
They have always insisted on their innocence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am
Monday, 7 September 2015
It’s a little known fact, but suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults in the UK.
1 in 10,000 15 to 19 year olds die as a result of suicide every year.
Dr Nihara Krause founded Wimbledon based STEM4 which offers workshops to schools on how to spot vulnerable youngsters.
A new study from Network Rail is warning 20% additional capacity is needed to deal with existing overcrowding.
That’s before you even take into account the estimation there will be 40% more passengers using the rail networks by 2043.
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson is urging us to get behind Crossrail2, which is expected to add another 10% to London's rail capacity.
The proposal is to build an underground line at Wimbledon linking it to Tottenham Hale and New Southgate in North London.
Other stations that would benefit from the multi - billion pound scheme, include Kingston, Surbiton and Epsom.
Although it wouldn’t be ready until 2030, Kingston’s Conservative MP James Berry says it is the only answer.
Opponents of the scheme have cited accessibility for the disabled, impact on the environment, and cost as reasons why the scheme should not go ahead.
Network Rail says;
We received over 5000 responses to the Crossrail 2 consultation undertaken in the summer of 2014. A report on the consultation was published in autumn 2014. This included a detailed analysis of the responses received.
We have carefully considered all feedback and our responses to the issues raised in the consultation are set out in the following pages. Additional new information about the potential impacts of Crossrail 2 has been included where this is available.
Full details about previous Crossrail 2 consultations are available at www.crossrail2.co.uk.
The 2014 consultation provided the public with the opportunity to view and comment on potential changes to the Crossrail 2 route consulted upon in 2013 and consulted on specific route options along three parts of the route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Man tasered in Wandsworth
A man has been tasered after taking a large sword to a block of flats in Wandsworth.
Police were called at around 6.20pm yesterday to the scene off Queenstown Road.
They entered a flat where they found a man in possession of a large sword.
Witnesses claim he had caused damage t a communal area within the building.
He was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray, and officers discharged a taser during the arrest.
He's thought to be in stable condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
Islamophobic crimes are on the rise
The number of hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by almost three quarters in a year.
More than 800 Islamophobic offences were recorded by the Metropolitan Police in the year to July - compared to fewer than 500 over the previous 12 months.
One of the highest increases was in Merton which saw a rise from eight incidents in the year to July 2014 up to 29 in the following 12 months.
Officers say it's partly down to a willingness of victims to come forward and a greater awareness among police staff. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
A great-grandmother from New Malden is planning to mark a milestone birthday by driving a Ferrari to raise money for charity
Pat Farr, who turns 90 in November, is doing it to raise money for the Royal Marsden cancer treatment hospital, which is based in Sutton and Chelsea.
She tells us why she’s doing the challenge at Dunsfold Aerodrome.
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