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Saturday, 26 September 2015
#RWC2015 England v Wales
GAME OVER!! Wales snatch victory at Twickenham to take them one step closer to the quarter-final.
Final score England 25 28 Wales
Tries: Davies (71)
Conversions: Biggar (72)
Penalties: Biggar (3,16,40,48,54,59,75)
Tries: May (27)
Conversions: Farrell (27)
Penalties: Farrell (12,24,44,52,69)
Drop-Goals: Farrell (18)
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm
UPDATED: A huge fire has broken out at Western Europe's largest Mosque in Morden
Update: The fire has been contained to nearby admin buildings, and the Mosque is unaffected.
A huge fire has broken out at a Mosque in Morden.
70 firefighters and 10 fire engines are at the the Baitul Futuh Mosque, which is the largest in western Europe.
Crews were called to tackle the blaze just after midday.
One man has been taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.
Smoke can be seen billowing from the building for miles around as fire crews work to contain the flames.
The building sits on a 5.2acre site and can hold 10,500 people. At the time of the fire, however, only a handful of worshippers were inside, and were quickly evacuated. Nobody was at prayer when the fire broke out.
Jackie's Lucy Mayer has the latest.
Stay tuned for the latest travel or follow @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Security’s been breached at Twickenham Stadium by base jumpers
Security’s been breached at Twickenham Stadium by base jumpers.
Two stuntmen sneaked into the grounds, and filmed a video of them parachuting from the roof to the pitch days before England were due to play Wales in the Rugby World Cup.
Jamie Flynn and Darren Strafford leaped from the 160ft-high roof surrounding the 80,000-seat stadium.
The two stuntmen and cameraman wore outfits similar to site security to sneak past guards unchallenged according to reports in the Mirror.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm
Thousands of rugby fans will descend on Twickenham tonight for the anticipated World Cup clash between England and Wales
Thousands of rugby fans will descend on Twickenham tonight for the anticipated World Cup clash between England and Wales.
Around 82,000 fans are expected to attend the 127th game in one of rugby’s oldest rivalries.
England’s won the last two meetings since being thrashed in Cardiff two years ago.
Both countries have begun their campaigns in Pool A with a victory, but this match is considered the biggest encounter in the early stages of the tournament.
Kick – off is at 8 this evening
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
The decision over possible closure of community hospitals in Surrey is to be put out for public consultation
The decision over possible closure of community hospitals in Surrey is to be put out for public consultation.
The GP-led Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group has reviewed five hospitals at Cobham, Molesey, Dorking, Epsom and Leatherhead.
After a series of public meetings it has four possible options which could include closing Molesley and New Epsom and Ewell community hospitals.
Services would be transferred to other nearby hospitals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
London Fire Brigade currently have 8 fire engines attending a fire at Mosque on London Road in Morden
London Fire Brigade currently have 8 fire engines attending a fire at Mosque on London Road in Morden - we will bring you more as it comes in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
A mum from Wallington will head to Greece today as she continues her fight for justice
Maggie Hughes’s 31 year old son Robbie was attacked while there on holiday in 2008.
He sustained brain damage, was left in a coma, and is still not fully recovered.
A trial date has been set for four days’ time for the four British men accused of attacking him – but it’s not known if they’ll attend.
Maggie explains the shock of seeing her son in hospital, and says justice shouldn’t take 8 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am
Shops selling to underage customers in Woking
An operation by Woking police to see if shops were selling alcohol to underage drinkers found four of the five premises visited failed the test.
Budgens, Costcutters and Gorkha Groceries on Chertsey Road and Every Days in Maybury Hill did not ask for identification.
They were issued with £90 fixed penalty tickets.
This is the second operation recently and of the 9 shops tested, 7 were found to sell to underage customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am
A pop up man shop in Putney
A pop up shop in Putney is offering to give men a free health M O T.
The Man Shop opened on Wednesday in Tildesley Road on the Ashburton Estate. It’s staffed with nurses who can refer men to other services, if necessary, to help them stay well and healthy.
Anything can be discussed and the team can also help residents to lose weight or stop smoking.
There are also other events and services such as kickboxer taster sessions and financial information.
The shop is open for anyone to drop in until the 30th September, every day from noon until 7 pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 am
Friday, 25 September 2015
Crackdown on fake insurance claims including a couple from Staines.
The City of London police are cracking down fake insurance claims – the culprits included a couple from Staines who asked for forty five thousand pounds to cover a faulty boiler.
The 34 year old man and a 30 year old woman were arrested in Staines. They used invoices from a company which had gone bust six years before.
The couple’s photos of the damage to their house were taken on a date before the date of the leak.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm
Member of the Wales rugby team get shirty ahead of the match at Twickenham tomorrow.
Members of the Wales team have received their match-day shirts from Sir Tom Jones ahead of tomorrow's rugby union World Cup match with England.
The singing legend has wished the players good luck, after being selected to perform the ceremonial duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 pm
Surrey batsman signs new contract
On the day Surrey won the title in Division Two of cricket's County Championship, Jason Roy has signed a new contract.
The England limited overs batsman has committed until at least 2018.
Roy made his debut for the county as a 17-year-old in 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm
Missing Sunbury man found
A man missing from his home in Sunbury has been found.
33 year old Robert Marshall was reported missing on Monday.
Officers would like to thank the public for their help with the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm
Weybridge golf stars in Spain.
The ladies over 50’s team from St George’s Hill are playing for gold in the European Club Championships in La Manga Spain.
They are embroiled in with the top seeds from Barcelona.
On paper they should have a good chance has they beat todays opposition in the group stages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
Battersea man to be released from Guantanamo Bay
It’s been confirmed that the last British resident being held at Guantanamo Bay is being returned to the UK.
Shaker Aamer from Battersea, who has been held in the Cuban jail since 2002, has never been charged or been on trial.
He’s returning back to the UK where he lives with his wife and four children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
Police appeal after crash in Addlestone
Police are appealing for information after a serious road crash in Addlestone.
A car and a motorbike were in collision on Woodham Lane just after 11.
The rider – a man in his 30s – suffered serious leg injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
"Forest" of cannabis plants found near Berrylands station
Cannabis plants covering the area of a football pitch have been found within walking distance of Berrylands station.
Kingston police found them on unused private land in Lower Marsh Lane.
More than 150 plants, some more than 5ft tall, were discovered together with a small gazebo.
Officers they looked like a “small forest of Christmas trees."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Egham resident evicted
An Egham resident has been evicted after almost two years of anti-social behaviour.
45-year old Shaney Fuller of Laburnum Place was evicted on September 14th.
But on the same evening officers returned to the property after receiving reports of activity and found Shaney’s partner Dmitrijs Gersanovs inside.
He was arrested for criminal damage and the property was boarded up to make it fully secure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Sutton's library service subject of public consultation
Sutton Council is launching a public consultation on the future of the borough’s library service.
Closing Beddington Library and stopping the Mobile Library service are two of the options up for consultation.
The changes are needed to cut the annual budget by a further £31 million after unprecedented government cuts.
The 12-week consultation will run until the 16th of December through the council’s Sutton’s Future Campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
Missing Hackney man with links to Croydon and Wandsworth
Police are appealing for help tracing a man with links to the Croydon and Wandsworth area.
Forty-year old Urban Atkins was last seen on Saturday, the 15th of August leaving his home in Hackney to go to work
He has previously gone missing but this has been for the longest time without any contact with his family.
Urban is described as black; around 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build, with short dark afro style hair and a black beard.
He was last seen he was wearing black cargo trousers, a high visibility safety vest and a fleece top.
Urban has links to the Enfield, Croydon and Wandsworth areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am
Good news for Kingston's sport pitches
Kingston’s sport pitches are set to benefit from more investment following the adoption of a new strategy.
The Playing Pitch Strategy means that the Council, along with local organisations and clubs can now apply for funding from sporting and community bodies.
Councillor Andrea Craig says being able to unlock new sources of funding from the likes of Sport England and the Big Lottery Fund could significantly improve facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am
Hounslow river clean up nearly complete
The first phase of work to clear two decades worth of litter from a historic waterway has nearly been completed.
Rubbish has been removed from the Duke of Northumberland's River
It connects the River Crane in Twickenham with the Thames in Old Isleworth and was carved out around 500 years ago by monks to power a water mill.
Funding for the clean-up was received from the Mayor of London’s Big Green Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 am
Help for Heroes Enduroman challenge begins today
Help for Heroes Enduroman challenge from London to Paris begins today.
A group of twenty four injured veterans from across Britain will run or use a wheelchair for an 87 miles journey from Marble Arch to Dover - then swim the English Channel - before cycling 181 miles to the Arc de Triomphe.
The UK military charity, which has a recovery centre in Epsom, says it’s the “hardest triathlon in the world”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am
Wimbledon man banned from wearing shorts
A man from Wimbledon has been banned from travelling in shorts after he exposed himself to four women.
The incident happened on an Epsom to Victoria train in April.
Forty-eight-year-old Mark Thompson was given a four month suspended sentence at City of London Magistrates’ Court.
He was also ordered to take part in a sex offenders’ programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 am
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Blyfleet Manor sold for £6m
A Byfleet property which features in Downtown Abbey has been sold for nearly 6 million pound.
The historic Manor is home to Maggie smith’s character Lady Violet Crawley and was put on the market in May.
The property sold through Saville sold for nearly 2 million over asking price.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
A3 and M25 improvements
The A3 and M25 will benefit from a promise Highway England have made to invest billions of pounds to improve the major roads.
As part of the improvements there will be a one hundred and twenty mile of extra lanes.
Works are said to be completed by 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
England have made three changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's World Cup match against Wales at Twickenham
England have made three changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's World Cup match against Wales at Twickenham.
As previously reported, Owen Farrell starts at fly-half, replacing George Ford, who drops to the bench.
Rugby league convert Sam Burgess will form a centre partnership with Brad Barritt, as Jonathan Joseph hasn't recovered from a chest problem.
Number eight Billy Vunipola is in for injured Ben Morgan, while James Haskell and full-back Alex Goode are among the replacements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
New life saving scheme for surrey fire-fighters
A new life saving scheme will see Surrey fire-fighters attend certain medical emergencies.
Fire-fighters will respond to life-threatening cases.
The scheme is being rolled out in Leatherhead, Reigate, Farnham, Horely, Chobham, Redhill, Cranleigh and Caterham.
Fire-fighters who have agreed to be involved have undertaken immediate training.
The training provided will allow fire-fighters to give treatment to patients in moments before ambulance crew arrive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm
Fire-fighters delayed to reaching fire due to illegally parked cars.
Fire-fighters from Sunbury fire station were delayed reaching a kitchen fire due to cars being illegally parked near a school in Ashford.
The incident which happened in September left the fire engine no choice but to bump cars out of the way.
The school is working with Spelthorne council to provide leaflets to parents about safety considerations when picking and dropping off their children.
The council will also have regular enforcement patrols to ensure parking restrictions near schools are observed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
Diva's take to the stage in Woking
New Victoria Theatre in woking will have two well known diva's starring in their Christmas pantomime, sleeping beauty.
Katie Price and Anita Dobson who will be sharing the role of the wicked fairy, will be on stage from December 2015 to January 2016.
Tickets start at £13.90 and can be purchased through the theatre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
Road casualties in Surrey rise
According to new figures from the Department for Transport the number of people killed or badly injured on Surrey's roads has reached a 10-year high.
Last year there were 735 road casualties, including 38 fatalities, compared to 599 in 2013 and 584 in 2005.
The figures show more people were killed on Surrey's roads in 2014 than at any time since 2009, when there were 41 fatalities.
But the total was still about 40 percent less than the 2005 figure of 64.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
The “phantom framer” famous for putting picture frames around road signs in Richmond has struck again
The “phantom framer” famous for putting picture frames around road signs in Richmond has struck again, but this time in central London.
Golden made-to-measure frames appeared in Lexington Street and Jubilee Gardens beneath the London Eye in the dead of night.
The framemaker is understood to be connected to But Is It Art in Teddington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm
A woman who returned home from holiday in August to discover her daughter’s ashes had been stolen by burglars is appealing for their return
A woman who returned home from holiday in August to discover her daughter’s ashes had been stolen by burglars - is appealing for their return.
The small white casket containing the ashes of the victim’s daughter was taken along with jewellery and a sports bag in Croydon.
The small white box was clearly marked with the victim's daughter’s name and the date of her death.
Officers believe it is likely that the burglars may have mistaken the casket for a jewellery box.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Croydon CID on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm
Weybridge tennis teams have mixed results in Spain
Two ladies tennis teams from Weybridge are in Spain competing in the European Club Seniors Championships.
They're both from St George's Hill and are playing in the event in La Manga.
They qualified by being national runners up and winners in their age group respectively.
The over 50's team beat the top seeds from Barcelona to reach the semi-final.
The 40's team, which also includes Jackie's Julia Morris, finished second in their group, after losing to a side from Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
Chelsea doctor update
The Football Medical Association says it's "extremely disappointed" that Eva Carneiro will not be resuming her full duties as first team doctor at Chelsea.
The body says it's recently been contacted by Dr Carneiro, and the situation has not resulted in a "preferred outcome".
She's not been seen at a Chelsea game since the opening match of the season after which she was criticised by manager Jose Mourinho.
He felt she and physiotherapist Jon Fearn were too hasty in treating a player in the closing stages of the contest
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Wandsworth to benefit from 20mph limit on all residential roads
MP Sadiq Khan with Cllr Rex Osborn and 20mph campaigners
Sadiq Khan is delighted to hear Wandsworth Council have agreed to bring in a borough-wide 20 mile per hour speed limit on all residential roads.
The MP for Tooting says the move is a shining example of what can be achieved through committed community campaigning.
The lowered limit will make for a safer, more pleasant environment and get rid of the confusion caused by the previous piecemeal system.
He added he’s elated to hear the Council has finally realised that local people support the move and has taken action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Capital One Cup
Chelsea Captain John Terry and striker Radamel Falcao will start tonight against Walsall in the Capital One Cup.
But goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and midfielder Willian are both side lined.
Isaiah Osbourne is a doubt for League One Walsall because of a knee injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am
Croydon man jailed after assaulting a taxi driver
A Croydon man’s been jailed for assaulting a 65-year-old taxi driver after first refusing to pay the fare.
23 year old roofer Alfie Good was taken to Foxearth Road in the early hours one day in June last year - once there he began swearing.
An altercation ensued ending with him kicking the driver around the head a number of times leaving him curled on the ground and requiring hospital treatment.
Good was jailed for 18 months last Friday, after pleading guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Heart attack victim seeks the good samaritan that saved him
A rugby fan who had a heart attack on the bus home after the World Cup opening match is seeking the mystery doctor who helped save his life.
69 year old Phil Nunnerley was on a bus from Twickenham to Kempton Park after watching England play Fiji when he collapsed last Friday.
He’s launched an appeal on Facebook in an attempt to track down his rescuer who performed CPR for 15 minutes.
Mr Nunnerley who remembers nothing of the incident said the only clue to the man’s identity was his Gloucester Rugby Club shirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for 3 matches
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for 3 matches by the Football Association for violent conduct.
It relates to an incident with Arsenal's Laurent during Saturday's Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.
The incident wasn't seen by the match officials, but caught on video, and Costa denied the charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm
Sutton Police tell people to watch out for doorstep conman
Police in Sutton are telling people to be careful after receiving six reports of a doorstep thief saying he’s been locked out of his property.
In some cases he has been asking residents to see their copy of the Yellow Pages so he can find a locksmith.
He’d then get access to the property and look to steal anything of value.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Pro-Heathrow expansion campaigners visit Downing Street
A delegation of residents from West London has visited Downing Street to deliver thousands of postcards urging the PM to back Heathrow expansion.
More than 50,000 postcards have been sent to David Cameron calling on him to back the Airports Commission's recommendation and give the green light to a new runway.
The Government has promised a decision by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Owner sought by police after dog charges at jogger in park
Police want to speak to the owner of a German Shepherd which has twice charged at a male jogger in Worcester Park.
The dog ran at speed towards the runner in Cuddington Recreation Ground only pulling up at the last moment and growling as it circled him.
The jogger’s told officers the dog did the same thing earlier this year - the owner has apologised, but police want him to come forward for advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm
Knife crime stats
Knife crime has risen in London by 18 percent this year.
That’s according to new statistics out this morning which show 10 people have died in the first 9 months of the year.
Scotland Yard says a reduction in the use of stop and search has increased sales on the web of lethal weapons.
Meanwhile figures show Surrey has the lowest knife related crime in the country with 14 cases in the last 12 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Torquay has the highest rate of personal insolvencies in the UK, according to a study.
Experian claims an average of 16 in every 10-thousand households became insolvent in the second quarter of this year.
Richmond has the 10th highest rise in the number of insolvencies.
The overall number of insolvencies is falling though - with the biggest reductions in Scotland and the north of England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Why NHS Trusts need to apologise more
Not getting a good enough apology when things go wrong is the most common complaint by NHS patients in England, figures show.
It was the reason behind more than a third of cases investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in 2014 to 15.
Errors in diagnosing conditions, poor treatment and a lack of communication were also among the top reasons acute hospital trusts were referred.
Croydon Health Services came in fourth on the list for the numbers of complaints received, with 18 investigations in a 12 month period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am
Workers on one London Underground line are to stage a two-day strike in a row over conditions.
Members of the RMT union based in the Waterloo and City line control room will walk out at 9pm next Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am
Chelsea player required to answer violent conduct charge
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has until 6 o'clock this evening to respond to a Football Association violent conduct charge.
He was caught on camera raising his hands to Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny's face during Chelsea's Premier League win on Saturday.
Meanwhile Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista needs to answer an improper conduct charge by Thursday for his behaviour after getting sent off for kicking Costa.
And both clubs have been charged with failing to control their players
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am
Monday, 21 September 2015
Prince William visits Hammersmith Academy
The Duke of Cambridge has visited a school in Hammersmith to support an anti-bullying campaign set up in memory of his late mum, Princess Diana.
Prince William met staff at the Hammersmith Academy to promote the Diana Award's Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme.
As part of his visit the Duke took part in training sessions which focused on tackling the problem in schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm
Police carry out a review after man hit by train at Twickenham
Police and Network Rail will "review" how a man was hit by a train at Twickenham station after the Rugby World Cup opening match.
The man suffered non-fatal head and leg injuries shortly after 11pm on Friday night.
The man fell from platform three and was taken to St George's Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Egham museum given grant
Egham Museum’s been boosted by a grant of £40 000 from the council.
The cash will be used to fund a part time curator, as well as pay for overheads.
The museum’s been temporarily closed due to recent flooding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Workers taking leave to watch Rugby World Cup
A number of early kick offs in the Rugby World Cup may see UK workers taking leave to watch the games.
A survey by TV licensing indicated that only a third of employee's would want to watch the matches at work if their companies TV viewing policy would allow it.
Over half of workers in London and South East say they don’t have permission to watch any TV at work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Air Ambulance Annual Bike Ride
Photo, L-R: Air ambulance paramedics Stu Plumbley and Richard Crabb, and Press Officer Jamie Cheshire
A paramedic and a man whose life he helped save, are set to take part in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance annual bike ride.
44 year old Andy Curran from Shepperton suffered multiple injuries after a crash in training four years ago and spent 3 months in hospital.
The father-of-one has since made a good recovery and joins up with paramedic Stu Plumbley in this Sunday’s Double 100 Cycle. Challenge.
They’re among more than 170 riders taking part in the event which is now in its 5th year and open to regular, occasional and sportif cyclists
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Speculation over Jenson Button
It's understood McLaren driver Jenson Button could announce as early as this week he's to retire from Formula One.
The Woking-based-team-driver has had a disappointing campaign so far this season in a struggling car.
The 2009 world champion, is into his 16th season in F1.
An official announcement could be made at this week's Japanese Grand Prix.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am
Sam Warburton is keen to get playing at Twickenham
Wales rugby union captain Sam Warburton says his side are ready for England in their next World Cup group match.
But Warren Gatland has injury concerns following their opening 54-9 win over Uruguay.
At least five players picked up problems - including hat-trick try-scorer Cory Allen.
England will have had an extra two days rest by Saturday's game - and Warburton can't wait to run out at Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Woking-based team drivers fail to finish latest Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has seen his lead at the top of the Formula One drivers world championship cut to 41 points.
He had his first race retirement of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix after experiencing power problems.
Woking based McLaren Driver Jenson Button, also failed to finish.
Sebastian Vettel won the race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
Kingstonian move up to 8th in Ryman League
In Ryman League Premier Division action yesterday afternoon goals from Pelayo Pico-Gomez and Daniel Sweeney led Kingstonian to a 2-1 win over Canvey Island at Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Heathrow-bound plane grounded
A plane heading to Heathrow has been grounded after its wing hit a fence at New York’s Kennedy Airport.
It happened at 8.30 yesterday morning as Virgin Atlantic Flight 26 was being pushed back from the gate by a tug.
There were no injuries and those on board were bused back to the terminal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
Hounslow among best councils in country at replacing sold Right to Buy homes
One in three councils in England hasn’t replaced a single home sold through the Right to Buy scheme since 2012.
That’s according to the charity Shelter, which says just 8% of councils had built enough to replace homes bought by tenants through the scheme.
It added it believes there’s a danger of some areas having no affordable homes.
Hounslow was the only council in South-West London to reach the top ten in the country that replaced the most homes, with 64% replaced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm
Tooting MP criticises new Labour leadership
The MP for Tooting claims new Labour party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell risk inciting terrorist and anti-semitic attacks in London.
Sadiq Khan, the party’s candidate for the capital’s mayor, told the Mail on Sunday Corbyn’s refusal to sing the National Anthem shows he’s unfit to be Prime Minister.
He added that McDonnell’s claim that members of the IRA should be honoured could encourage terrorism in London.
He also said he believes Corbyn’s links with Hamas and Hezbollah could result in anti-Semitic attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm
Wandsworth Council offering reward for identification of flytippers
Wandsworth Council is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for the names of flytippers in Battersea caught on camera.
Two of the men’s faces were caught on CCTV when they used a lift in Compton House in Parkham Street to transport waste.
The rubbish was later found dumped nearby on the Surrey Lane Estate.
The council’s keen to trace the men so it can take legal action against them for breaching environmental protection laws.
If you can help the council, you can call 020 8871 7439 or email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm
Palace lost at Spurs
Crystal Palace have lost their unbeaten away start to the Premier League season.
They’ve lost 1-0 at Tottenham thanks to a Son Heung-Min goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
McLaren fail to finish in Singapore
Lewis Hamilton has had his first retirement from a Formula One race of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix.
The world champion started from fifth on the grid but lost power and had to return to the pits on lap 34.
Sebastian Vettel - who started on pole - won the race.
McLaren’s Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso also didn't finish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm
Man stabbed in Raynes Park.
A young man is seriously injured after being stabbed during a fight near Raynes Park station.
Police said officers were called to the disturbance in Lambton Road, near shortly before midnight.
The stabbed man, in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Roads were closed and a cordon was set up at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Missing Croydon man found.
The Met has tweeted that a missing Croydon man has been found.
38 year old Slimane Mahzhoud is safe and well.
He disappeared for 3 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am
Air display at Brooklands cancelled though museum remains open
And just a reminder that today’s air display at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge has been cancelled following safety concerns after the crash at Shoreham airport.
The museum remains open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
The Met has released guidelines for the Rugby World Cup.
The Met has released guidelines for the Rugby World Cup.
Police say travellers should keep their purses zipped in handbags and not wave their phones around.
Officers say fans should check with Transport for London before they travel and identify different ways to getting to Twickenham’s stadium.
Twickenham station had to be evacuated on Friday night when a man fell on the tracks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Southern Rail franchise under discussion
Southern Rail could become a people’s railway if Jeremy Corbyn’s plans came to fruition.
Southern holds one of five rail franchises which are due to expire in five years time.
The new Labour leader’s proposal has been covered in the Independent newspaper.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
House fire in Coulsdon
London Fire Brigade was in action during the night in Old Coulsdon.
A blaze broke out in a house in Keston avenue where fifty percent of the first floor and roof was destroyed.
A man in the house escaped from the flames before the firefighters arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am
Today marks the end of National Eczema Week
One little by who knows all about the debilitating skin condition, is 5 year old Morgan Bishop from Tadworth.
From an early age, because of his Eczema, he’s suffered from food allergies, asthma, and a life threatening kidney condition.
His parents Paul and Dana are trying to raise money to get him to France for specialist treatment that would help repair his skin.
To find out how you can help, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 am
Sutton campaign for better access to busses for the Elderly and Disabled
A campaign by Sutton Seniors’ Forum has led to improvements to Bus travel for the elderly and disabled.
The campaign which had support from the council led to TfL widening access on the S4 bus.
It’s now easier for those with mobility issues to use the service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am
Airshow cancelled in Weybridge
Two aircraft displays at a museum in Weybridge have been cancelled.
Brooklands Museum said it was because of ‘enhanced risk assessments’ that had been conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The Museum also suggests the CAA had concerns over the event being held over a ‘particularly congested area’
The event which would have taken place next weekend comes after the Shoreham Airshow Crash which killed 11 people last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 am
Parents invited to help their children stay safe
Parents in Sutton are invited to the first ever Community Safety Presentations at the Sutton Life Centre next month.
Two child safety specialists will speak to parents about online safety.
The free hour-long sessions aim to help children stay safe on the internet, focusing on the dangers of sexting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 am