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Saturday, 19 September 2015
Police seeking witnesses following fatal collision in Hanwell
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision in Hanwell.
A pensioner has died in a West London hospital following the incident on Wednesday 2nd of September on Greenford Avenue.
Police need more information about a moped rider who was involved in the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm
Surrey versus Gloucestershire at Lords.
In cricket – Surrey face Gloucestershire in the One-Day Cup final at Lords.
And the former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will lead Gloucestershire out against Surrey.
Jones says he is ready for his career finale at Lord's when he plays his final game before retirement.
Surrey all rounder Zafar Ansari will miss the match after dislocating a thumb.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Man recovers in St George's Hospital, Tooting
A man has been recovering in St George's Hospital in south-west London after he was been struck by a train at Twickenham railway station.
The accident led to huge delays for fans in the town for the Rugby World Cup and the station was evacuated while the man was treated.
The British Transport Police said he suffered head and leg injuries at around 11 pm.
South West Trains said services between Twickenham and London Waterloo were suspended but later resumed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am
Man is hit by train at Twickenham
A man’s been struck by a train at Twickenham station as rugby fans headed home from the World Cup opener.
British Transport Police were called to the scene at 11 pm after the man on the tracks was hit by a train slowing to stop at the station. It’s still unclear how he came to be on the tracks.
He was treated by paramedics for head and leg injuries.
The station was closed causing travel chaos to those returning home after the match which England won 35 -11 against Fiji.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 am
Friday, 18 September 2015
#RWC2015 full time score: ENGLAND 35 - 11 FIJI
England's best ever win in a World Cup opener
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm
The 2015 rugby union World Cup starts at Twickenham this evening.
Hosts England begin against Fiji, who are rated 9th in the global rankings.
An opening ceremony precedes the action at 7pm.
A number of roads are currently closed - stay tuned to 107.8fm for the latest or follow the travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
New e-fit issued following daytime Epsom assault
Detectives investigating a daytime assault in Epsom have released a new e-fit image of a woman they want to speak to.
Two young women were assaulted in Epsom last month by a group of teenagers. Both were punched and verbally abused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Third time unlucky for convicted VAT fraudster
A convicted fraudster who claimed to be running a jewellery business, has been jailed for a third time for committing VAT fraud.
HMRC investigators found that Afamefuna Ilene from Battersea claimed his business traded in low value fashion jewellery.
He made four claims for VAT repayments totalling over £30,000
After he was challenged by HMRC compliance officers he provided false invoices and bank statements.
Officers discovered that the business was merely a front and had never actually traded.
At the Old Bailey today, he was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Elderly woman dies after crash
An elderly woman from Epsom, injured in a head-on collision on the A22 in Godstone, has died in hospital.
The woman in her 80s was a passenger in the Peugeot. The male driver in his 90s has been released from hospital.
The vehicle collided with an Alfa Romeo on September the 8th.
Surrey Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm
Ham Hydro given green light
A decision to allow new hydro - electricity turbines in the Thames between Ham and Teddington has been given the go ahead.
Teddington and Ham Hydro first applied to demolish a section of the weir and install three turbines in 2013.
But, 1,300 residents raised concerns about noise and the application decision was deferred.
But proposals to demolish a section of the weir at Teddington Lock and install three archimedean screw turbines to generate hydro electricity were met with support and resistance in equal measure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
Hammersmith and Fulham threatens legal action
Hammersmith and Fulham council is threatening to sue Thames water.
It follows complaints from residents about a bad smell coming from water tanks at the Warple Way pumping station in Acton.
The Council says it will fine the company if it doesn’t resolve the problem by the 3rd of October.
Thames Water claims it has installed a new cleaning pump for the tanks, which act as an overflow vessel for storm water when the sewers have reached capacity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Lidl's to pay recommended living wage
Lidl's promising to become the first supermarket in Britain to pay the recommended living wage.
The company, whose head office is in Wimbledon, will give workers £8.20 an hour from October, and £9.35 in London.
It's an average increase of £100 a month.
The discount chain says the nine million pound cost of the increase won't put up prices in store.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
West Middlesex University Hospital up for prestigious award
Staff at West Middlesex University Hospital are celebrating after being shortlisted in the 2015 Health Service Journal Awards for their HEADS-UP programme.
They’ve been nominated in the Patient Safety category.
HEADS-UP was designed to improve patient care by prompting teams to raise their challenges regardless of whether they would typically have triggered an incident report.
It was one of 1600 entries from over 600 organisations.
The Health Service Journal Awards is the largest celebration of excellence in UK healthcare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
UPDATED: Kingston University accused of giving platform to extremists
Kingston University is among a number of leading universities named and shamed by PM David Cameron for giving a platform to extremists.
He’s announced a new legal duty on institutions to “protect impressionable young minds”.
Whitehall’s Extremism Analysis Unit claim at least 70 events featuring hate speakers were held on campuses last year.
Kingston University, Kings College, The University of London’s Queen Mary and The School of Oriental and African Studies were identified by Downing Street as holding the most events.
The updated Prevent duty guidance will come into force at higher education institutions on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am
Elmbridge Council gets court order to remove Esher travellers
Elmbridge Council haS been granted an order to remove travellers from Hare Lane Green in Esher.
They set up camp opposite the Swan Pub 10 days ago.
The council can now proceed with enforcement action to remove the vehicles off the land.
It says if the vehicles aren’t moved after the order has been served, bailiffs will be instructed as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Louis' Journey Fundraiser
An 8-year-old boy from Carshalton is fundraising to cover daily living expenses whilst he undergoes vital radiotherapy treatment in the US.
After a year's worth of misdiagnosis from doctors, Louis was diagnosed with a Craniopharyngioma tumor - a form of brain tumor - in 2015.
He needs to undergo Proton Therapy in the US for 6 - 10 weeks of daily radiotherapy treatment.
Although the NHS will fund this vital treatment they cannot cover daily living expenses and the family's mortgage and bills back in the UK whilst they are in the US.
Check out the full story on Louis' fundraising page below:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
The Rugby World Cup kicks off at Twickenham tonight – thousands of fans will descend upon the stadium.
But if you want to know how best to avoid the traffic chaos, Jackie's Traffic and Travel Editor Lucy Mayer has the details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am
#RWC2015 kicks off tonight in Twickenham
Players who dive or pretend to be injured at the rugby union World Cup will be sent to the sin-bin.
The game's global governing body, World Rugby, wants to eliminate what it regards as football-style behaviour.
Former Scotland flanker John Jeffrey, now chairman of the match officials selection committee, says diving would be "ungentlemanly conduct" which would result in a yellow card.
The tournament starts at 8pm when hosts England take on Fiji at Twickenham.
Meanwhile, Rugby fans are being warned not to buy tickets for World Cup games from touts.
Police say they may be fakes and might not get you in to see the tournament which starts with the opening ceremony at Twickenham followed by hosts England taking on Fiji.
Detectives have arrested a 30-year-old man from Essex in connection with an investigation into ticket fraud.
He's been bailed pending further enquiries.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest news and travel, or follow @Jackie_News @Jackie_Travel on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Alternative landings trialled at Heathrow
Planes landing at Heathrow are going to trial steeper approaches in a bid to reduce noise.
Bosses claim a steeper angle of 3.2 degrees instead of 3 degrees reduces noise because aircraft are higher in the sky for longer.
Anti expansion campaigners claim it won't make a difference to people living under the flight path.
But Frankfurt Airport, where planes already land at 3.2 degrees, says the move to reduce noise worked "very well".
The Government is currently deciding where expansion should happen, either Heathrow or Gatwick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm
#RWC2015 starts in Twickenham tomorrow, but so far it’s Croydon which has had all the publicity
The French rugby team, which arrived for its stay earlier this week, has moaned that the town is pas tres chic – that’s not very stylish to you and me.
Matthew Sims is with Croydon BID.
He’s been defending the town that gave us Kate Moss and Adele; this is how he’d sell it in just 20 seconds.
Meanwhile, the French rugby squad was slapped with a parking fine last night as it enjoyed dinner out in Croydon.
The team's coach was parked in a bus stop outside the Apatura restaurant.
Croydon Council insisted the parking ticket was not "revenge" for the critical comments made in the French press.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm
The army says a recruit has died during initial training at the Pirbright Army Training Centre
The Army says a recruit has died during initial training at the Pirbright Army Training Centre near Woking.
It says an investigation is being carried out into the incident.
Officials have offered their condolences to her family.
The training centre delivers a 14-week course for all new recruits aged 17 or older when they enlist.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm
Elderly man assaulted and robbed in Thornton Heath
Police are trying to trace three men after an elderly man was attacked and robbed in Thornton Heath.
The victim who’s in his eighties was washing his car in his driveway when he was approached yesterday.
The trio attacked the victim, punching him and knocking him to the floor before stealing his wallet, phone and watch.
The attackers fled on foot towards Green Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Elderly man crashes car into wall in Hounslow
Police, the ambulance and fire brigade were called to Bell Road just after 10am.
The driver had to be cut free from the vehicle, as it's thought he had sustained neck injuries.
He's currently in hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The road, near the Treaty Shopping Centre, was closed for over three hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Gas leak evacuation
A hundred people have been evacuated this morning following a gas leak in the basement of a restaurant on the Fulham Road in West Brompton.
Firefighters were initially called to a fire at the property.
On arrival crews found the fire was already out but there was a strong smell of gas.
Fire crews are working with the police to enforce an exclusion zone around the area and so far 100 people have been evacuated from adjacent buildings.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Wandsworth, Kensington, Hammersmith and Fulham fire stations are attending the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
MP involved in child sex offences
Claims officers sought to cover-up the involvement of an MP in child sex offences are to be investigated.
The accusation is one of 12 new cases of alleged historical corruption relating to the investigation of child abuse dating from the 1970s and 2000s, according to the Police watchdog.
It includes an investigation into a paedophile ring in south-west London that was shut down prematurely on the instruction of a high ranking officer.
Reporter Tom Parmenter has more on the allegations:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
A 15- mile cultural night walk around the capital will take place tomorrow in aid of charity
Maggie’s Cultural Crawl will include nine historical sites from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to Chelsea Physic Garden.
The event aims to raise money for Maggie’s, a charity which offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer.
For more info on the charity, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Police have released CCTV images of a man in connection with a burglary in East Molesey
Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in East Molesey in July.
The burglary took place at an address in Beauchamp Road between 6 and 7-30am on 11 July, when offenders entered the property and stole a wallet and a briefcase from the hallway table.
A bank card from the wallet was used on three occasions following the break-in, including at a Tesco Express in Hook Road, Surbiton, a BP service station in Hampton Court Way in East Molesey and a Tesco Express in The Broadway, Surbiton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Andy Murray says he'll donate £50 to a refugee charity for every ace he hits from now until the end of the year
His donations will be matched by a sponsor, along with the ATP and the Lawn Tennis Association in Roehampton - which makes each ace worth £200.
Murray's preparing for Britain's Davis Cup semi-final against Australia in Glasgow, which starts tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak in connection with a burglary at a house in Worcester Park
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak in connection with a burglary at a house in Worcester Park.
The incident happened on Thursday evening at a house in Kingsmead Avenue.
A computer, toolkit and a stash of cash were stolen after entry was made from an open window accessed by scaffolding - the escape was via a conservatory door.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm
Future of New Malden's Shell Garage to be decided at a public meeting
A meeting will take place on the 29th of September centring on the proposed demolition of a petrol station in New Malden.
The Shell Garage has been on Coombe Road for over 20 years, but developers want to turn the land into flats, a mini Sainsbury’s and offices.
The move was met by opposition from nearby residents, some of whom say they weren’t consulted on the plans.
Some residents claim they don't want another supermarket, and traffic is already bad enough without the introduction of more offices.
They also say the original plans submitted by the developer, aren't in keeping with the Victorian style of the nearby houses which line the Groves, a designated conservation area.
Shell claims the station is not used as much as its other garages, and is slowly winding services, including gas and water, down at the site.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place on the 29th of September at the Guildhall at 7.30pm.
If you wish to register to speak at the meeting, please contact the council on 0208 547 5062
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
Rugby fans are being warned not to buy tickets for World Cup games from touts
Rugby fans are being warned not to buy tickets for World Cup games from touts.
Police say they may be fakes and might not get you in to see the tournament which starts tomorrow with the opening ceremony at Twickenham followed by hosts England taking on Fiji.
Detectives have arrested a 30-year-old man from Essex in connection with an investigation into ticket fraud.
He's been bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am
Are you one of the thousands of people who suffers from Sleep Apnoea, but doesn’t know it?
It’s a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing.
Symptoms include loud snoring, and breath holding.
It is easily treated, but if left untreated, it can be potential fatal.
A new service has been launched by Richmond CCG at Hampton Hill Medical Centre to test people for the condition.
Professor Ram Dhillon is a consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon.
He dropped in to the Jackie studios to tell us more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Streatham supermarket to shut
Morrisons has confirmed that its Streatham store will be one of 11 nationwide to shut down.
The closures will result in the loss of 900 jobs and come after the supermarket also revealed it was selling off its M Local convenience stores.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm
Croydon strip club censured for "offensive" advert
A strip club has been censured – for driving a van around London showing a nude woman with the slogan “the best view in Croydon”.
The Advertising Standards Agency declared the advert for Larry Flynt’s Hustlers Club as “offensive, sexist and degrading”.
The van racked up complaints after being seen in Wimbledon Village, Clapham High Street and Putney Bridge on consecutive Sundays.
The club, which has been hauled in-front of the standards agency three times before, say they will not use the advert again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm
Croydon under fire from French press and rugby team
With the Rugby World Cup set to kick off in 2 days’ time, it seems that the French National Team have not quite settled into their surroundings.
Les Bleus are staying at the Selsdon Park Hotel in Croydon and the town is coming under fire from some players and reporters.
The Metro News newspaper has said Croydon is “sad” and claimed it was only famous for the 2011 London riots.
And prop Uini Atonio complained that a loud wedding reception downstairs had kept him awake last Saturday night.
But the Croydon Business Improvement District has hit back – saying that the area is “blossoming” and is “a wonderful place to be”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm
Around 30 people are being evicted from Runnymede eco-village near the Magna Carta memorial site today.
Since 8am this morning, Bailiffs came in telling people to leave.
The squatters lost a court battle to Orchid Runnymede developers and were served an eviction notice in April.
Police are on the site in Coopers Hill Lane in Egham while the landowners and bailiffs carry out the court order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Redevelopment of Hogarth House in Chiswick
Hounslow Council are moving forward with redevelopment plans for Hogarth House in Chiswick.
It’s after the council were given a £90,000 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
They aim to secure a further £1.7 million by 2016.
The project hopes to renovate the gardens and include a new learning space for school groups and visitors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Regeneration of old Post Office site in Kingston
Revised proposals have been submitted for the Old Post Office site on Ashdown Road in Kingston.
It comes as the developer St George asked the council to pause the planning application process to make changes.
Among the changes are a reduction in the tallest part of the development and a reduction in the amount of residential units.
The original scheme put in place for the site includes residential units, retail, office and community space.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Think "more like Bazalgette, less like easyJet" when it comes to #Heathrow
The thorny issue of Heathrow expansion dominated the latest round of London Mayoral hustings at Wandsworth Town Hall last night.
Candidate Andrew Boff says the Government shouldn’t be looking to expand any existing airports.
He says there needs to be a clear alternative, like the "Boris Island" vision, a hub in the Thames Estuary.
He accused fellow Heathrow expansion opponent and MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith, of not being visionary enough, and issued this direct challenge.
Mr Goldsmith, who has supported expanding Gatwick instead of Heathrow, says you need mass support for a new idea, which is something "Boris Island" doesn't have.
Syed Kamall says he has been in talks with private financiers to see how new infrastructure can be built without having to ask the taxpayer to fund it, while Stephen Greenhalgh says it would be wrong to expand Heathrow and also agrees with a "Boris Island" idea. He says he'll take small steps towards that on the Isle of Grain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm
It looks like the loss of parking bays on Tolworth Broadway is going to be permanent
Kingston Council trialled the suspension of bays on one side of the Broadway back in May.
It now says it will replace the bays with double yellow lines, as traffic flows better without them. Loading has also been reduced.
Staff at PMG Schoolwear say the loss of bays is catastrophic for business.
You have until March to email your views to [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am
Decision on Ham Hydro to be heard today
A decision whether or not to install new hydro - electricity turbines in the Thames between Ham and Teddington will be heard today.
Teddington and Ham Hydro first applied to demolish a section of the weir and install three turbines in 2013.
But, a number of residents raised concerns about noise and the application decision was deferred.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:57 am
Firefighters tackled a lorry fire in Brentford
Firefighters quickly dealt with a lorry that was on fire on Transport Avenue in Brentford yesterday afternoon.
Brigade control officers took nine 999 calls on the incident.
The cab of the vehicle was damaged by the blaze. There are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am
A number of Kingston Conversation events are taking place across the borough
A number of Kingston Conversation events will be taking place across the borough throughout this month until early October.
These events aim to build a better relationship with local residents, with a chance for people to discuss their own concerns.
The format of the events will be relaxed, with a Question Time styled debate.
You can find out more information at www.kingston.gov.uk/conversation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am
Battersea and Rain Rescue team up to show the true nature of Staffies.
Rain Rescue has teamed up with Battersea to show the true soft nature of Staffies.
The campaign aims to challenge the negative perceptions of these once dubbed ‘nanny dogs’ for their affinity with children.
Both Battersea and Rain Rescue are the last hope for thousands of Staffordshire Bull Terriers and may be the final chance of a new home for many.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 am
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Tonight saw another round of #LondonMayor hustings at Wandsworth Town Hall for the four Conservative candidates.
Jackie's Lucy Mayer was there.
(L-R) Syed Kamall, Stephen Greenhalgh, Zac Goldsmith, Andrew Boff and Hustings Chairman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 pm
Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari has suffered an injury hours after his England call-up
Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari has suffered an injury hours after his England call-up.
The cricketer’s England Test debut is in doubt after being taken to hospital.
He hurt his bowling hand whilst fielding against Lancashire on day two of their County Championship match.
England begin their three-Test series with Pakistan in the UAE on 13th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm
A man from Wandsworth who assaulted a woman twice in one night has been jailed for 16 months
A man from Wandsworth who assaulted a woman twice in one night has been jailed for 16 months.
Jorge Bascones was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court today having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
He’s also been placed on the sex offenders' register for ten years.
The attacks on the 24-year-old women happened on Saturday the 30th of May as she travelled home from a night out with friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm
Marcus Bent was arrested after an incident in Esher on Sunday
A former Premier League footballer has been charged with affray and possession of a Class A drug.
Marcus Bent was arrested after an incident in Esher on Sunday.
Police say a taser was deployed.
The 37-year-old has been bailed, and is due to appear in court later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm
Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old have made an arrest at Sutton Police station this morning
Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old have made an arrest at Sutton Police station this morning.
The 25-year old has been bailed until mid-November.
This is the fifth arrested in connection with the death of Ola Raji from Peckham in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm
Police appeal for information after a man was robbed in Sutton
A man in his thirties has been robbed in an alleyway in Sutton.
The thirty year old was walking towards Wallington Station yesterday morning when he was hit on the head from behind.
The attacker grabbed his bag and ran across the footbridge towards Grosvenor Road.
The suspect is white, around 5ft 11, in his twenties, wearing a white hoodie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Police appeal for witnesses following traffic accident in Esher
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Esher last night.
The rider was left with severe facial injuries following the collision, which happened in Church Street just after 11.
The motorcyclist, who’s in his 30s, was taken to hospital in Tooting where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Battle of Britain aircraft take to the skies.
Prince Harry's given up his seat in a Spitfire on a flypast to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain.
Harry made the sacrifice to ensure a veteran and two wounded servicemen can still take part.
The biggest gathering of Battle of Britain aircraft since the Second World War is just getting airborne.
84-year old Jim Dunmill remembers watching the Battle of Britain from Tooting High Street when he was just 11 years old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
The girlfriend of the man suspected of killing schoolgirl Alice Gross told the inquest into his death he had no "bad core"
41 year old Arnis Zalkalns, would have been charged with Alice's murder had he lived.
But his girlfriend, Katerina Laiblova, said she was struggling to accept he was involved in the 14-year-old's death.
The coroner ruled yesterday the Latvian, who was found hanged in Brentford’s Boston Manor Park, took his own life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Former pop star guilty of assault on his ex
Pop singer Dane Bowers has been convicted of assaulting his ex girlfriend at his parents’ home in Croydon.
Sophia Cahill, had claimed the former Another Level singer hit her in the face, pulled her hair and squeezed her throat.
District Judge Andrew Sweet told the former Another Level star he was "satisfied that he assaulted her in the manner she described".
Bowers, who admitted making contact with Ms Cahill’s face during a scuffle, will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Woman from Streatham Hill who laundered stolen student cash ordered to pay back almost £630,000
A woman who helped defraud hundreds of UK students online has been ordered to pay back almost £630,000 after admitting she made £1.2million from her crimes.
The Old Bailey heard how 46 year old Ruth Smith-Ajala, a Nigerian national of Redlands Way, was jailed in December 2013 for her part in conning students out of more than £1.5m.
Students were sent emails inviting them to update details on their student loan account via a link to a bogus website.
When the site was accessed by the unsuspecting victims, a cyber crime gang gained unauthorised access to their bank accounts, stealing large amounts of money.
Smith-Ajala used her share of the cash to buy products in the UK, which she then shipped out for sale at a wholesaler in Lagos she owns.
During her trial, Smith-Ajala tried to convince the court that she was running a legitimate business but she was ultimately found guilty of conspiracy to launder money and mortgage fraud.
The mortgage fraud related to seven houses that Smith-Ajala was renting out in Gravesend, Northfleet and Chatam, in Kent; Grays, in Essex; and Catford.
In conjunction with the investigation, specialist detectives from the Met’s Central Criminal Finance Team (CFT) launched a financial investigation.
They and the Crown Prosecution Service obtained a restraint order for the properties and Smith-Ajala’s banks accounts were frozen, prohibiting her from selling the houses and hiding the money.
As a result of the confiscation proceedings, Smith-Ajala will now have to sell the houses, using the profits and rent money to pay the confiscation sum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm
First it was the Tesco Takeover of Tolworth, now it seems Lidl is getting in on the action too
The supermarket wants your opinions on how it should develop newly acquired land just off Jubilee Way.
The proposed development comprises a 220,000 square foot head office development with car parking and landscaping.
A public consultation is being held on Monday at Tolworth Court Pavillion off Old Kingston Road between 4 and 8pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
Two men jailed after attempted burglary in Wallington
Two men have been jailed after a vigilant person in Wallington called police and provided a running commentary as the men attempted a break-in.
The caller saw the men jumping over the wall into a back garden of a house in East Avenue on a Saturday in March and tried to force entry.
After failing to do so, they returned to their Citroen parked nearby and were stopped by police in Stafford Road.
24 year old Patrick McCarthy and 28 year old Patrick McCann were sentenced yesterday to nine months and 12 months respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am
Police in Croydon to set off on cycle challenge
A group of Metropolitan Police officers are set to cycle from Croydon to Arnhem to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
The 22 riders will set off from Croydon Town Hall on Thursday.
They face a gruelling 200-mile journey across four countries in just two days.
It’s the eighth consecutive year the trip’s been undertaken to mark the anniversary of the World War II ‘Operation Market Garden’ - dubbed 'a bridge too far'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am
Police looking for suspect who's been shooting birds with an air rifle
Police are investigating reports of an air weapon being used to shoot birds in Cheam.
Officers distributed leaflets in and around Onslow Avenue yesterday encouraging people to come forward if they’ve found birds or animals dead or injured.
It’s believed the culprit may be using an air rifle and could be taking aim from an upstairs window in The Dene or other nearby road.
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly injure or kill any bird.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am
Police release image of a man after an assault in Croydon
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault on a bus in Croydon.
A 37-year-old man and the suspect boarded the 466 bus on the High Street late one night in July.
The suspect headbutted and punched the victim before making off leaving him with several cuts to his mouth and facial bruising.
The suspect’s described as white, with light coloured hair - he was wearing jeans and a dark coloured top
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am
Wandsworth firefighter pledges to continue fundraising
A firefighter from Wandsworth says he’ll continue to fundraise for the Stroke Association despite not being named finalist for the Pride of Britain Awards.
Darren Long’s girlfriend Chantelle suffered a stroke after an operation at the age of 27, which prompted him to start raising money.
He is completing 40 challenges to mark his 40th birthday, and has so far raised over £7,000.
Darren says one of the more difficult challenges has been sleeping rough in central London.
But one of Darren's favourite challenges has been learning how to say Get Well Soon in 40 languages. Lucy Mayer put his skill to the test.
To find out more about Darren’s challenges, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 am
It’s all hands on deck across Surrey, to get much needed supplies to refugees camped out in Calais
CalAID is leading the way.
The charity is made up of a group of volunteers, from across the UK, donating supplies such as clothing and tents.
Susie Maguire lives in Addlestone and was moved to help by the scenes she saw in the news. She explains what items are most needed.
If you want to contribute, Boyce Thornton, which has offices in Claygate, Oxshott and Cobham, is a designated drop off point. Company AirSea Packing will then help with the distribution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am
Monday, 14 September 2015
Tory MP for Richmond Park calls on the Government to help Kew Gardens
Zac Goldsmith has called on the government to use funds from the overseas aid budget to help cutting edge science at Kew Gardens.
The MP for Richmond Park said a small amount of funding from the Department for International Development could save threatened research.
It comes after ministers had refused any commitments over funds for Kew Gardens following a commons report.
Mr Goldsmith said the global significance of its research into drought-resistant crops meant that an urgent solution is needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm
Four groups will compete for a £1,000 grant from Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner
Each group will present their projects that aim to tackle anti-social behaviour in Spelthorne at the Crime summit in Staines at the end of the month.
Residents will have the opportunity to vote for the project that’s most deserving of the funding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
Richmond council is adamant no more office space will be lost to housing in the borough without planning permission
Lucy Mayer reports
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
A man from Tooting who duped people into investing thousands of pounds in a fraudulent company has been jailed
36 year old Alan Taylor pleaded guilty to eight counts of fraud.
Taylor purported to run a gold investment company called 'European Gold Ventures Limited'.
He targeted victims across the UK, aggressively cold calling them.
Police were able to identify seven victims, from Wandsworth, Battersea, Southwark and Wales who lost a total of £163,000 in the scams.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Home-owners in West London are now taking their protests about Heathrow expansion direct to airport bosses
Some residents of Harmondsworth, could have their properties compulsorily purchased for demolition.
In retaliation they laid a giant plastic runway across the drive of an airport director’s house and also targeted the property of the chief executive John Holland-Kaye.
BBC programme Inside Out London will this evening look at the issues raised after the Airports' Commission backed a third runway at Heathrow.
A protest against Heathrow expansion will also take place outside Parliament on October the 10th.
New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative Mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith will also take part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
It’s been revealed that a number of council bosses in Surrey have pocketed hefty pay rises over the past financial year
Among those receiving increases between 3 and 13%, were Elmbridge Borough Council’s Chief Executive Robert Moran.
Runnymede’s CEO Paul Turrell saw a basic salary rise of more than £2,000 on the previous year.
Spelthorne Borough Council’s boss Roberto Tambni was the only one to take a pay cut last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm
A New Malden resident has celebrated his 100th birthday
Dougie Hammersly, who was born in 1915, became a centenarian on the 8th of September.
He marked the occasion with a celebration on Saturday at Woodies Freehouse.
Dougie says he’s certainly lived life to the full.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm
An inquest into the death of the man suspected of killing schoolgirl Alice Gross has concluded he took his own life.
41 year-old Latvian builder Arnis Zalkalns was found hanged in parkland off Boston Manor Road in Brentford days after the teenager's body was discovered in the Grand Union Canal.
Police later said he'd have been charged with the 14 year old's murder had he still been alive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Police appeal for missing 13-year old girl in Hounslow
Elise Priestly was last seen on Tuesday, 8 September at 8 pm, when she left her home in Barking without telling her carers where she was going.
She is known to frequent Romford and Hounslow.
Elise has not returned and hasn't been in contact with her carer to let them know she is safe.
She is a light skinned black girl, approximately 5ft 3ins and of medium build.
On the day she went missing she was wearing a purple or pink hooded top, and grey jogging bottoms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Rise in bank courier fraud in Sutton
Sutton Police says it receives one report everyday from residents who have fallen victim to the 'bank courier scam'.
Tricksters phone pretending to be from their bank, claiming the customers' bankcard has been compromised in a fraud.
The fraudsters encourage residents to give out their pin and put their bankcards in an envelope ready for collection by courier.
Over a dozen victims in Sutton have had hundreds of pounds stolen in the past few weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Police appeal after attempted robbery in Ewell
Local Officers are appealing for information following a robbery on Epsom Road near to the Esso Service Station in Ewell.
The offence occurred at around 1.45am on Sunday 13 September when the 18 year old victim was approached in the street by two men who demanded his phone and money.
The victim refused and the suspects then assaulted the victim before being beaten back by the victim defending himself.
The first suspect was described as a tall white male, clean shaven, approximately 17 years old. Wearing a dark blue hooded top with a converse logo on the chest and dark trousers.
The second suspect was described as being a 5'10" tall, average build white male, approximately 17 years old. Wearing a black hooded zip up top with dark writing on the chest, and dark trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm
Police appeal over stolen bank cards used from a burglary in Mitcham
Police have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the fraudulent use of bank cards which were stolen in a burglary.
Several attempts were made to use the bank cards at ATMs in the Stonecot Hill area of Sutton last month.
The burglary happened in Mitcham, on the same day when computer equipment, jewellery and a purse and wallet were stolen to the total value of £7,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
House fire in Wimbledon Village
The first floor of a semi-detached house in Wimbledon Village has been damaged by fire.
Firefighters were called to the blaze in Lancaster Road at around half past eight yesterday evening.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
Calls made for the government to review use of bus lane cameras for fining drivers
It's being recommended the use of bus lane cameras to fine drivers is reviewed by the government.
The AA says complaints about them have overtaken those about parking tickets.
One bus lane at a junction in Clapham has been highlighted by the large number of grievances.
It’s estimated the bus lane on Clapham Park Road has generated over 6 million pounds in fines over the last few years.
Lambeth borough continue to issue thousands of PCNs to motorists who cross the lane early for safety reasons when making a left hand turn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am
Eastenders star Charlie Brooks is lending her support to a theatre school in East Molesey
The Mark Jermin School, based at Imber Court, aims to teach all the basics of acting, singing and dancing.
But Charlie, known best for her role as Janine Butcher in the soap, says it’s also about giving children confidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am
Webb Ellis Cup continues countdown tour
Ahead of this weekend’s start to the Rugby World Cup in Twickenham, the games most prestigious prize, the Webb Ellis Cup continues its countdown tour around London.
Among the activities today will be a photo shoot at Digital Cinema Media in Euston and then New Scotland Yard.
The first event for the cup yesterday was a family funday at Redlees Park in Hounslow followed by a visit to Wimbledon RFC.
Hosts England get the tournament going on Friday evening when they take on Fiji at Twickenham Stadium preceded by an opening ceremony.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Mo Farah has successfully defended his Great North Run title
Mo Farah who grew up in Feltham, has successfully defended his Great North Run title.
The double Olympic and World 5,000 and 10,000 metre title champion managed to hold off a strong challenge from a clutch of African runners to be successful on Tyneside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
Forty firefighters battled to save a church hall which caught fire in Twickenham
Forty firefighters battled to save a church hall which caught fire in Twickenham during the early hours of the morning.
The fire broke out at 3.15am at a Methodist church in Percey Road.
Six fire engines attended the scene but half of the building's roof was destroyed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
Hounslow is west London's cannabis growing hot spot according to statistics
Hounslow is west London's cannabis growing hot spot according to statistics revealed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Police in west London recorded 147 production of cannabis offences in 2014 and 2015, 34 of which were in Hounslow.
The number of people caught cultivating the drug is falling elsewhere in West London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am
England Team Welcomed Ahead of Twickenham Game
England’s first rugby game at Twickenham is drawing ever closer and the team were welcomed with a ceremony at Sandhurst Military Academy.
It marked the arrival of the team ahead of the start of their Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign on September the 18th, when they face Fiji in their opening game.
Speaking during the ceremony on Saturday, England captain Chris Robshaw said they were proud to be there and are going to try their best to make everyone as proud as possible over the next coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 am
Appeal to Find Missing Vulnerable Man in Ealing
Ealing Police are appealing for help in finding a vulnerable man missing from hospital.
Cyril Williams, who’s 89, walked out of Ealing Hospital at 6.20am on Saturday 12 September.
He is described as black, around 5 foot 5 with a frail build and was last seen wearing dark coloured clothing and a grey cap.
Cyril has a Freedom Pass and may be trying to return to his home in Hackney.
Anyone with any information should call Ealing Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 am
Anti-airport Expansion Activists Express their Concerns
No one will believe David Cameron at the UN Climate Change conference if he attends with plans for a new London runway.
That’s according to anti–airport expansion activists speaking at a public meeting on Saturday.
The talks come amid plans to build an additional runway at either Gatwick or Heathrow.
Heathrow is one of the world's busiest airports, handling 70 million passengers in 2012.
The Green Party’s Sian Berry said that no community should have to suffer the environmental damage an extra runway would bring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 am
Concerns Growing for Missing Man in Chelsea
Police in Chelsea are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 50 year old man who is believed to be without his medication.
Arnat Boonprasit was last seen in the Kings Road area at 1.40pm on Friday 11 September.
Arnat is of Thai heritage, 5 foot 5 with short brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a white polo shirt and a blue denim jacket with black trainers when he disappeared.
Arnat should not be approached by the public but anyone with any information should call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 am