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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Latest score from Twickenham Stadium as England host Australia

England are just getting underway in their rugby union World Cup must-win encounter with Australia at Twickenham in Pool A.

Jonathan Joseph is back from injury.

No host nation has ever failed to reach the knockout phase.

The score is currently 3-3 - updates throughout the match here at Radio Jackie
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

South West London Football Updates
In the premiership

Chelsea are playing Southampton at home it’s currently 1-1

Crystal Palace beat West Brom 2-nil in the early Premier League match and have gone third.

QPR scored in the 94th minute to beat Bolton 4-3.

In League two AFC Wimbledon have beaten Barnet 2-0 at home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

Missing Stanwell man found
Surrey Police say a 53-year old man from Stanwell has been found safe and well.

Stephen Walsh was last seen at his home address at 1:30am on Thursday after going out for the evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Missing Stanwell man
Surrey Police is growing concerned for the welfare of a 53-year old man from Stanwell who has been reported missing.

Stephen Walsh was last seen at his home address at 1:30am on Thursday after going out for the evening.

He left in a turquoise Toyota Carina with the registration N143 MGK.

He’s described as a large white man, 5ft 10” tall with short dark hair.

He was wearing a white t-shirt, dark blue cargo trousers, a dark blue fleece and black work boots.

The disappearance is being investigated by DS Clare Nettleton who is appealing to anyone who may have seen Stephen to contact Surrey Police urgently on 101

quoting reference 45150089177.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Crucial rugby match for England tonight in Twickenham.
England captain Chris Robshaw says they still have the backing of the country ahead of tonight's crucial rugby union World Cup match with Australia.

Defeat will see them knocked out in the group stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Mosque fire one week on
This lunchtime marks one week on from a blaze at Western Europe’s largest Mosque, the Baitul Futuh in Morden.

Fire fighters were called to the blaze in an outbuilding just after midday last Saturday.

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson after the fire; one has been released, and the other bailed until January.

Mahmood Rafiq was at Friday prayers yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Hounslow man part of crash for cash gang
A Hounslow man was among six men sentenced for a total of 15 years for carrying out ‘crash for cash’ insurance fraud.

Muhammad Akik Miah was given 21 months, suspended for two years.

Another Defendant, Samoon Baryali from Barnet, failed to attend for sentencing and police are asking for anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact them. He was sentenced to 5 years in jail.

The gang would engineer an accident by using two cars to brake suddenly, causing the victim’s car to crash into the back of one of the vehicles.

The team operated a company called Herald Claims Limited which processed the fraudulent or inflated insurance claim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 am  

Search for missing Lambeth man

Lambeth police are asking for help to find a missing 82 year old man suffering from dementia.

Joseph Rutty was last seen at 1.15 pm Friday in Cavendish Road in Lambeth.

He’s described as a black male, 6 foot tall of large build with grey hair and a grey beard. He was wearing a black coat and brown striped trousers.

He’s known to frequent the Balham area.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact police on 101 or Missing People on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 am  

Friday, 2 October 2015

#Chelsea News
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has criticised Diego Costa's behaviour after leaving him out of their national squad for their final Euro 2016 qualifiers.

He said that he "didn't like what Costa did" in the win over Arsenal, that saw him banned for putting his hands in Laurent Koscielny's face.

The Chelsea forward was banned for their first game, with Luxembourg, but could have played against Ukraine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Part of Croydon closed off
Part of Croydon has been closed off due to the discovery of a suspect package (4pm).

Trams have been halted, as have trains at East Croydon station.

The incident is in Cherry Orchard Road.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Over 47,000 owners have abandoned their dogs over the past twelve months
That’s the sad statistic published in the annual Stray Dog Survey by charity Dogs Trust, which questions all UK authorities each year .

Abandoning a pet exposes them to the risk of being put down by councils who struggle to care for the vast numbers of strays.

Dogs Trust will never put a healthy dog to sleep.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

#RWC2015
England now know they must avoid defeat to Australia at the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham tomorrow or it could be an early exit from the competition.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster has rejected suggestions he treats players like children in training camp.

The claims came from former England captain Will Carling after the defeat by Wales.

Lancaster insists he's created the right environment for the squad despite that loss.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

#ChelseaFC News
Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro says she wasn't asked by the Football Association to make a statement in Jose Mourinho's disciplinary case.

He was cleared of using abusive language towards her this week, although his behaviour was criticised by FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Carneiro also claims the FA didn't respond to what she's called abuse from fans during a game with West Ham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

A man who stabbed and killed a former friend in an unprovoked attack has been sentenced to life in prison for murder


25year old Simeon Scott-Wasey, of Downes Road, Mitcham, was found guilty of murdering Nicholas Stewart after attacking him in Tooting and was told him must serve a minimum term of 28 years behind bars.

The court heard how Scott-Wasey, in the company of three other men, took a mini-cab to the pitch where Nicholas was playing football in August last year.

Scott-Wasey and Nicholas had been friends for a number of years but had fallen out with each other in the previous months.

Witnesses recounted how Scott-Wasey approached Nicholas and stabbed him in the chest.

Nicholas collapsed to the ground and Scott-Wasey and the three other men fled from the scene on foot.

Detectives traced Scott-Wasey to an address in West Drayton and he was arrested on suspicion of murdering Nicholas Stewart.

When asked about the attack, Scott-Wasey made no comment. He was charged with Nicholas's murder the following day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Neil Fox in court
Radio presenter Neil Fox has appeared in court - charged with six new historical child sex offences.

It takes the number of his alleged victims to nine.

The 54 year-old from Fulham had previously denied seven counts of indecent assaults - and has pleaded not guilty to the six latest ones.

He's due to stand trial on the original charges next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

UPDATED: Zac Goldsmith to be Conservative candidate for London mayor in 2016


Zac Goldsmith has been chosen as the Conservatives' candidate to run for London Mayor 2016.

The MP for Richmond Park was backed by 70% of voters in an online primary.

He says the housing crisis is the city's biggest challenge and there needs to be a "step change in the number of homes built."

Mr Goldsmith will go up against the Labour candidate Sadiq Khan in the vote next year.

The MP for Richmond Park was backed by 70% of voters in an online primary and says the housing crisis is the city's biggest challenge.



Peter Willan is chairman of the Richmond Heathrow Campaign.

The group is pleased Mr Goldsmith will be continuing the fight against expansion, as current Mayor Boris Johnson has done.



Conservative MP for Kingston and Surbiton, James Berry, has also lent his support to Mr Goldsmith.



Mr Goldsmith has thanked the other candidates;

I'm truly honoured to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London.

I'd like to thank you for all of your help and support over the last few months. It has been an energetic campaign and I'm grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had to talk to people from right across the capital about their priorities.

I'd particularly like to pay tribute to fellow candidates Stephen Greenhalgh, Andrew Boff AM and Syed Kamall MEP. I have seen first hand that they are all dedicated and hard-working public servants who entered this race because they care about our city as much as I do. I have learnt from them and I look forward to campaigning with them to keep City Hall Conservative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The Thames Concerts are back tomorrow
Thames Concerts is a charitable foundation which exists to promote and present an annual series of high-quality concerts in Kingston.

Through its connections, it is able to bring world-class musicians to the borough, and also provide an opportunity for youth orchestras and choirs to perform.

Jackie's Simone Halfin chats to Ben Costello - Artistic Director of Thames Concerts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

The Wimbledon BookFest is back for its ninth year
Taking place on the common, it’ll include best-selling novelist Sebastian Faulks, Ben Fogle and ex-Twickenham MP Vince Cable.

There will also be a Womble singalong, and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen doing a reading.

Here’s Festival Director Fiona Razvi.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

We find out this morning who has won the contest to be Conservative Party London Mayoral candidate
We find out later this morning who will be named Conservative candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral election.

In the running are Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith, Syed Kamall MEP, deputy mayor for policing Stephen Greenhalgh and Assembly member Andrew Boff.

Stay tuned for the latest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Dyke says Mourinho should've apologised to physio
Football Association boss Greg Dyke says the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should have apologised to ex-club doctor Eva Carneiro for his criticism of her.

Mourinho has been cleared of making discriminatory comments to her.

Carneiro has since left the club.

In a letter to FA Council members, Dyke said the Portuguese "made a mistake".

The FA has been criticised by one of its board members - Heather Rabbatts - for its handling of the case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

New Tadworth Community Centre ready for public use
The new 11-million pound Tadworth Leisure and Community Centre will open its doors to the public on Monday.

The state-of-the-art facility features a 25 metre swimming pool, a fitness gym and a four court multi-use sports hall.

The centre in Preston Manor Road was built in just over a year and replaces the ageing Banstead Leisure Centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Brecon Beacons are "relocated" to SW London
Now, if you’ve ever fancied a walk in the Brecon Beacons but don’t want to travel to Wales, you’re in luck.

Because according to Google Maps, the popular tourist destination has actually been relocated to Chelsea.

An error on the online mapping service has temporarily redirected tourists from Wales to South West London.

The new base was revealed in a jokey Facebook post on the park's official page.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Fire in Southfields
A maisonette blaze in Southfields is believed to have been caused by a faulty extension cable.

The fire damaged two double mattresses and an electrical socket in the upper floor bedroom of the property in Windlesham Grove.

Investigators believe the blaze started when a portable heater/cooler plugged into an extension cable was left on in the bedroom.

They think a faulty extension lead caught fire while the residents were out.

A woman and her three children returned to the maisonette to find the smoke alarms activated and smoke coming out of a window.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

#RWC2015
Wales are less than an hour from kick off against Fiji in their rugby union World Cup match in Cardiff.

Victory would make it 3 wins out of 3 in Pool A after their success at Twickenham over England last Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Criminal damage in Egham.
A man has been identified following an appeal in connection with an investigation of criminal damage to a car in Egham.

It took place on Windsor Road last month when the car, an Audi Q5, overtook three cyclists as it was travelling towards the M25.

The car was left with £1,000 worth of damage.

Police say enquiries remain ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Tube strike on the cards..?
Another tube strike could be on the cards.

400 workers on the Piccadilly Line are being balloted for industrial action over what the GMB union calls a "comprehensive breakdown" in industrial relations.

The line carries around 600-thousand people a day and services all terminals at Heathrow Airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

England rugby team named ahead of match at Twickenham on Saturday
Centre Jonathan Joseph and scrum-half Ben Youngs are both fit to start for England in Saturday's crucial rugby union World Cup match against Australia at Twickenham stadium.

After missing the defeat to Wales with a chest injury, Joseph comes in with Sam Burgess dropping to the bench.

Ben Morgan is in at number eight, and Joe Launchbury replaces Courtney Lawes - who has a knee problem.

Nick Easter is named as a replacement having been called into the squad this week.

The game kicks-off at 8pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Mosque to re-open after fire

The Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden will reopen tomorrow for Friday Prayers, almost one week on from a devastating fire.

Fire fighters were called to the blaze in an outbuilding just after midday last Saturday.

Thousands are expected to attend prayers tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson after the fire; one has been released, and the other bailed until January.

Earlier, MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith visited the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fire in Streatham
Two men have escaped a serious flat fire in South Oak Road in Streatham thanks to their smoke alarm.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a candle left unattended which caught alight a bed, mattress and curtains.

The smoke alarm sounded and woke the occupants up who were able to leave the flat before the Brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Man missing from Feltham


Police are concerned for the welfare of 63-year-old Theo Siemen Veenstra who is missing from home in Feltham.

Theo is originally from the Netherlands but has lived in London for some time.

He was last seen in Feltham on Wednesday, the 23rd of September.
Anyone who may have seen Theo is asked to call Hounslow police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

A 36-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter were killed by a train in Ealing
A 36-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter were killed by a speeding rush hour train in a suspected double suicide.

The pair fell in front of the high speed train at Ealing Broadway station as it headed for Paddington shortly after 6pm yesterday.

British Transport Police, who have been investigating the circumstances, confirmed the deaths were not being treating as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

A Croydon man has been sentenced to three years' in prison after admitting punching his partner in the face
A man has been sentenced to three years' in prison after admitting punching his partner in the face.

24 year old Curtis McAtamney was sentenced on Tuesday the 29th of September at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to unlawful wounding and supply of cannabis.

His victim approached police in May telling them that he had assaulted her. Following investigations officers discovered that McAtamney had subjected his partner to domestic abuse over an extended period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

4 men convicted of assaulting Wallington man in Crete

4 men have been found guilty of attacking a former footballer from Wallington 7 years ago, leaving him brain damaged.

35 year old Robert Hughes, who played for Oxford United, was assaulted outside a nightclub on the Greek island of Crete.

Curtis Taylor, Daniel Bell, Sean Branton and Joseph Bruckland, all from Surrey, were all given 3-year suspended sentences and fined.

They were initially convicted of causing grievous bodily harm in 2012 but later appealed.

Mr Hughes spent 3 months in a Greek hospital and has since had 3 operations on his brain. He also suffers from severe memory loss.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Mourinho cleared of making discriminatory comments to club doctor

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho won't face any action from the Football Association after being cleared of making discriminatory comments towards club doctor Eva Carneiro.

It relates to an incident during their opening Premier League game of the season against Swansea on August 8th.

He was heavily critical of Dr Carneiro after the match, following treatment on Eden Hazard in the closing stages, and it's believed she's since left her position.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Brothers from Worcester Park charged over acid attack

Police have charged two brothers from Worcester Park over an acid attack in Southampton.

Carla Whitlock was left blind in one eye after she was targeted outside a restaurant earlier this month.

Geoffrey and Billy Midmore will appear in court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Former Premier League star from Esher appears in court

A former Premier League footballer from Esher has appeared in court charged with affray and possession of class A drugs.

37 year old Marcus Bent, who played for Brentford and Crystal Palace in a 17 year career, was arrested at his home earlier this month.

North Surrey Magistrates Court in Staines heard how Bent had to be tasered after running out of his door with a knife and meat cleaver.

Officers had initially responded to a call of a break-in at his flat.

Bent was bailed and will next appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 16th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Arrests on M25 near Heathrow
Police have arrested fifteen suspected immigrants in a lorry on the M25 near Heathrow.

Officers were called to the HGV at junction 14 after people were spotted in the back of it.

The fifteen, 12 men and three boys are all being held on suspicion of illegal entry to the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

A lost chicken has been trying her luck at a casino in Morden


The RSPCA came to the rescue after the bird was found at 24-hour gaming shop Cashinos in London Road.

It is not known whether the bird was lost or abandoned, but she so dehydrated she was forced to drink from a toilet.

She’s now recovering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Doctors have been given the go-ahead for Britain's first-ever womb transplants
Experts think babies like Vincent, born in Sweden last year, could be born in the UK as part of this new trial.

It's a complicated procedure.

A donated womb is given to the woman in a six hour operation, she then takes drugs for months to stop the body rejecting it - then an embryo's implanted.

Dr Richard Smith, will lead the team at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and says after 9 months the woman has a cesarian section.

The first baby born could arrive in late 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Brentford coach says he won't stay beyond this season
Brentford head coach Lee Carsley has ruled out staying in the job beyond the end of this season.

His first Championship game in charge ended in a 2-0 defeat at home to Birmingham last night.

Carsley only took over on Monday following the sacking of Marinus Dijkhuizen.

But he says he's not looking to remain in charge of the first team after the current campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Chelsea's mistakes lead to defeat
Chelsea have now suffered five defeats in all competitions in the first two months of the season.

Jose Mourinho says "ridiculous mistakes" led to their 2-1 Champions League defeat in Porto last night, which means they are now third in Group G.

But the Chelsea boss maintains it wasn't a bad performance overall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Cousins jailed after drugs operation in Hounslow
Two cousins have been jailed for four years after being caught in a police operation targeting drug dealers in Hounslow

Officers conducted a stop and search on 28 year old Ismael Jemba in March after he was observed behaving suspiciously in Hibernia Road.

His cousin 34 year old Abby Nsubuga was in a nearby car and when approached he drove off at speed - going through a red light and the wrong way down a one way street.

They were found to be in possession of a number of wraps of cocaine - an address in Isleworth was also searched and further drugs were found along with large amounts of cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

Free music nights to liven up Kingston

We all know that Pizza Express is famous for its food, but did you also know it has also been instrumental in showcasing jazz to a whole new generation of people over the years.

Frequented by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum, the chain’s Soho Jazz Club has been going since the late 60s.

Sep Cole, who is based at the Dean Street club explains how jazz became one of the restaurant’s signature dishes.



Tonight, and every Wednesday from now on, a series of free music nights will start at the Kingston Riverside restaurant.

Sep tells us why Kingston is the perfect place for live music while you eat.



The music nights are free to attend and start tonight at 7 o'clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Police are appealing for help to locate Joseph Brazil who has links to Woking


Surrey Police is appealing for help to locate a 20-year-old man who is wanted on warrant after failing to appear at courts in Guildford.

Joseph Brazil of no fixed abode has links to the Guildford, Woking and Chichester areas.

He was due to appear at both South West Surrey Magistrates Court and Guildford Crown Court in September to answer charges relating to various offences including impersonating a police officer, assaulting police, attempted theft of a vehicle, handling stolen goods and public order offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Fire in Raynes Park
Firefighters were called to a blaze in a detached house which is under renovation on High Cedar Drive in Raynes Park.

Around half of the roof was damaged by fire. No injuries were reported.

The Brigade was called at 2.57pm and the fire was under control by 3.35pm.

Four fire engines and 20 firefighters attended the incident.

Fire engines came from Kingston, Wandsworth, Wimbledon and Sutton fire stations.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Heathrow update
The chairman of the Airports' Commission says the government should ignore Gatwick's latest pleas to expand instead of Heathrow.

His report has been branded flawed by bosses at Gatwick.

But Sir Howard Davies says all the issues raised - including about air quality - were carefully considered before he decided to back Heathrow.

The government's due to make a final decision by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Investigations are continuing following the discovery of a body in the Thames at Chiswick yesterday
The man’s body was found after police were called to Chiswick Bridge after a low tide, and made the grim find.

Formal identification is pending, but officers aren’t treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police station on the market for record price
The police station in Chelsea where the serial killer known as the Acid Bath Murderer confessed his crimes, has gone on the market for a record price.

The five-storey building, which opened in 1939, is one of 200 that the Met Police is selling off amid austerity cuts.

It is thought the site near Sloane Square, bought for around £35 million, will be turned into flats.

It was in 1949 that murderer John Haigh was questioned there after reporting one of his six victims missing, later confessing to the grisly crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Stag loose in Croydon
If you’re in Croydon, you might want to keep an eye out for a Stag that’s been roaming the area since Friday.

Council bosses closed Park Hill Recreation Ground on Friday to allow rangers to relocate the deer, one of the largest of its species.

They say they aren’t sure where it has come from.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Will you be trying out Kingston Museum's new exhibit?
Visitors to Kingston Museum will soon be able to wash their hands using one of the exhibits.

From the first of October an inspiring transient soap sculpture will be on display in the museum’s public toilet.

It’s by internationally renowned South Korean-born artist Meekyoung Shin.

Visitors are welcome to use the soap sculpture and see how it changes over time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Is flooding coming to a town near you?
The weather is good at the moment, but give it a few days, and areas near the Thames such as Putney and Mortlake could flood.

That’s according to the latest Environment Agency warning.

Flood alerts, which are less immediate than flood warnings, have been put in place as tide levels are currently rising.

Areas susceptible to flooding include Putney Embankment, Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green and Thames Bank at Mortlake.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Police looking for man who indecently exposed himself in Hersham
Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of a man exposing himself to women drivers in Hersham.

On Sunday night in Burwood Road – a motorist stopped at a zebra crossing and a man indecently exposed himself to her before walking across to a funfair.

Last Thursday night another woman pulled up at the same crossing at around 11.30pm and a man stopped in front of her car –and then ran after her.

The suspect’s white, in his thirties and between 5ft 8 and 5ft 10 - he was wearing dark trousers and a dark hoodie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Squatters move from Magna Carta memorial site to Staines
Squatters who were evicted from land near the Magna Carta memorial in Runnymede have moved to a Grade II listed building in Staines.

Surrey County Council has served notice on the group of about 30 people, and some of them are due to appear in court on Thursday.

The squatters said the Oast House - a former adult education centre owned by the Council - had been unused for years and they would like the chance to buy it.

The council says it was being developed as affordable housing to raise funds for services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Surrey gets its fifth speedy charger
A new speedy charging point’s been unveiled in Guildford as its revealed Surrey has more electric vehicles than almost every other county.

It means vehicles can recharge in less than 30 minutes instead of between three and eight hours normally needed for top ups.

This latest publicly accessible rapid charger brings the total in Surrey to five.

The others are at Hollyhedge car park in Cobham, Reigate Hill car park, and Frimley Park Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Fabregas defends his Chelsea team-mate
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has defended Diego Costa ahead of the striker returning to the first team tonight.

He's serving a three-match suspension domestically for violent conduct - but is available for their game away to Porto in the Champions League.

Costa was given the ban retrospectively for an incident in their recent Premier League win over Arsenal.

Fabregas reckons the treatment of his team-mate has been harsh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Police appeal for witnesses to an accident in Sutton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was left critically injured following a collision in Sutton.

The accident, involving a car and a cyclist, happened at around 8pm on the first of September at the junction of Benhill Road with All Saints Road.

A 23-year-old woman was found suffering from serious head injuries and taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Man assaulted near Hounslow West
A man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after an assault near Hounslow West Station.

Police were called at around 3:30 this morning to Bath Road where the victim who’s believed to be in his thirties, was found with serious head injuries.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident, some of whom had also been injured.

Hounslow West underground station and Bath Road are currently closed, while officers investigate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

Monday, 28 September 2015

Man injured in house fire in Thornton Heath


Firefighters are reminding people not to tackle flames themselves after a man’s been injured in a house fire in Thornton Heath.

Four people left the property on Penrith Road before the Brigade arrived last night, but two of them attempted to tackle the blaze themselves at first.

One man was taken to hospital suffering from minor burns and smoke inhalation.

The first floor kitchen was damaged in the fire which is thought to have been started accidentally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

Drones to be subject to tighter regulations?
Drones could be subject to tighter regulations following a number of near misses with aircraft close to British airports.

There were seven cases in the year to July and, according to The Times, the regulator is investigating four other incidents in the past month near Heathrow, London City and Birmingham airports.

Ministers are looking at introducing a system to track the flight path of drones for "safety and security issues".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Richmond Council has started legal action against the UK airport regulator
It’s after what it claims is its failure to take action over airline stowaways.

Earlier this year, a man’s body was found on top of the Not on the High Street building in Manor Circus, making it the third case in the area since 2012.

Richmond Council believes the CAA has a duty to take action and enforce stronger security protocols.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Appeal to find a missing Pomeranian dog



Police are appealing for help in finding a missing Pomeranian dog.

Suki is believed to have jumped out of a car in Cheam on Saturday
sometime between 1 and 4pm.

Suki's a sandy coloured Pomeranian and has been microchipped.

If you have any information about this family pet, please call Sutton Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Teenagers bailed and released in connection with Morden fire

Two teenagers have been bailed and released in connection with a fire at the Baitul Futuh Mosque on Saturday.

The teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson at Western Europe's largest Mosque.

The 14 year old has been bailed until January. The 16 year old has been released without charge.

Farooq Aftab, Spokesperson of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which operates out of the mosque, has released this statement.

The fire spread rapidly to the adjacent administrative block in the Baitul Futuh complex.

The London Fire Brigade arrived promptly at the scene and over the next few hours sought to extinguish the fire.

With the Grace of God, all individuals were safely evacuated from the site. One person was later treated for smoke inhalation.

Although, there has been extensive damage to parts of the administrative complex, thankfully, the actual Mosque itself did not sustain any damage.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is extremely grateful for the efforts of the emergency services and in particular to the London Fire Brigade for their dedicated and brave service. May God Almighty reward them.

Whilst there is a sense of regret and deep sadness that this accidental fire occurred, all members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will bow down in thanks to God Almighty that no person was seriously injured and that the Mosque itself was unharmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Brentford sack head coach
Brentford have sacked head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen and replaced him with Lee Carsley until the end of the season.

The west London club have won just two out of eight Championship matches, having reached the play-offs in the previous campaign.

Dijkhuizen leaves with Brentford 19th in the table, one point above the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Epsom receives Top Town award
Epsom has been named Top Town of 2015 by the National Campaign for Courtesy.

The organisation - which has been running for 30 years - strives to promote consideration and respect in all aspects of life.

The judges were impressed with the active community and voluntary groups and commented on how the historic market town is clean, safe and welcoming.

This is the second year the Top Town Award has been running and the inaugural winning town was Shrewsbury in 2014
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Dennis tries to end Button speculation
McLaren boss Ron Dennis has tried to end speculation about Jenson Button’s future by saying that both he and Fernando Alonso will race for the Woking based team next year.

There’s been a period of intense speculation about Button’s F1 future while Alonso’s frustration with the McLaren-Honda package reached a new level during yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix.

The Spaniard described their performance as “very embarrassing”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Community hospitals in Surrey face closure
A number of community hospitals in Surrey face possible closure after a review by the GP-led Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group.

Hospitals at Epsom, Leatherhead, Cobham, Molesey and Dorking were all reviewed.

After a series of public meetings the commissioning group says it has four possible options which could include closing Molesey and New Epsom and Ewell community hospitals.

The decision over their future is to be put out for public consultation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Wallington Paralympian Weir strikes gold in Berlin
The six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir has won the Berlin Marathon.

The wheelchair racer from Wallington set a new personal best and British record time of 1-hour-27- minutes and 36-seconds.

He’ll next compete at the World Championships in Doha next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am  

Sunday, 27 September 2015

First World War shells force Tooting evacuation
Residents in a street in Tooting have returned home after being evacuated when two First World War shells were unearthed.

Church Lane was cordoned off after the find was made at 5.30 yesterday afternoon.

The 18lb shells were discovered in a garden during building works and were later declared safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Crystal Palace beat Watford
Crystal Palace have returned to winning ways.

Yohan Cabaye’s penalty helped them to a 1-0 win at Watford, after having lost their previous two fixtures.

It's the first time the hosts have been beaten at Vicarage Road this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

New business plan for Sutton Housing Partnership
Sutton Housing Partnership, who are responsible for managing council housing in Sutton, will soon be launching a new business plan.

It will set out their priorities for the next five years.

SHP says it will ensure the plan reflects the views of as many residents as possible.

There will be doorstep interviews and a consultation event and a number of smaller group discussions with residents.

There will also be an online and postal survey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Arrests in Staines as part of nationwide clampdown on fraud
Six people have been arrested and 42 others questioned as part of a nationwide clampdown on fraudulent household insurance claims.

The three-day operation was staged across 26 police force areas.

Claims would have totalled £360,000 if paid out.

A 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested in Staines after making a claim for £45,000 for a water leak that had caused damage to their kitchen and flooring from a faulty boiler.

The invoices provided were found to come from a company that had ceased trading six years before the leak was said to have happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Commemorative concert to be held in Clapham
A commemorative concert is being held in memory of musician Sian Daniels – who lost her battle to breast cancer 20 years ago.

It’s after the release of her album ‘As Open as the Sky’ – featuring new original recordings.

The concert is at the Omnibus in Clapham on the 17th October.

Sian Daniels performed with various folk artists including Rory McLeod and Ralph McTell.

Her sister Anita remembers her vibrant personality:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Accidental death verdict after fatal motorway pile-up
An inquest has heard that a 38-car pile-up that led to the death of a man from Woking was due to the lack of fog sensors.

The crash on the M40 happened in February, when 64-year-old Robert Pilott died when wife Susan hit the central reservation between junctions nine and ten in Oxfordshire.

The county coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death and recommended for warning signs be installed along the stretch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson after fire at Mosque in Morden
Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a fire at an admin building at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden.

The blaze broke out just after midday yesterday.

The youths, aged 16 and 14, were arrested earlier today on suspicion of arson.

An administration building was badly damaged but not the Mosque.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Twickenham Stadium was star studded last night for the much anticipated match between England and Wales
Twickenham Stadium was star studded last night for the much anticipated match between England and Wales.

The Rugby World Cup game was played by Royal appointment – with brothers Prince Harry and William wearing opposing shirts as they cheered in the stands.

American actor David Hasselfoff was an unexpected guest with his Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts.

Singing legend Tom Jones brought star quality to the stadium along with rugby player Danny Cipriani.

Wales were the winners beating England 28-25.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

More than 10 firefighters are battling a fire at an abandoned library in Feltham


More than 10 firefighters are battling a fire at an abandoned library in Feltham.

The fire broke out at the building in Hampton Road West before 7.40am this morning.

A third of the building is alight.

Firefighters remain on scene and road closures are in place. Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.

Picture: Karen King
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Jenson Button finished 16th for Woking based McLaren in the Japanese F1 Grand Prix
The Japanese F1 Grand Prix has been won by Britain's Lewis Hamilton.

The drivers' championship leader came in ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third.

Jenson Button finished 16th for Woking based McLaren, with fellow Brit Will Stevens from Walton finishing 19th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

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