Morecambe win match against AFC Wimbledon
In what was a thrilling match with lots of goals, Morecambe have beaten AFC Wimbledon 5-2 in their League 2 match today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
16 year old questioned following Acton death.
Police are questioning a sixteen year old boy after a death in Acton.
A 17 year old was found stabbed in Crown Street at lunchtime yesterday.
There’ll be a post mortem examination of the victim at Fulham mortuary today.
This is the second arrest. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am
Purley man announced euthanasia on social media.
The British Humanist Association is supporting the terminally-ill Purley man's who’s announced he's travelling to a Swiss euthanasia clinic to end his life on Monday.
57 year-old Simon Binner from Surrey was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in January – he made the announcement on social media.
Mr Binner runs Caretech in Sutton.
It's the second tragedy to hit his family - after his 18 year-old stepdaughter Chloe died from bone cancer.
The BHA has expessed regret that he has to travel abroad to die and can't spend more time with his family.
MP's voted overwhelmingly against plans to make it legal for a terminally ill patient to end their life last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am
Wandsworth wants to protect heritage
Wandsworth Council is starting the process to compulsorily purchase a Grade II listed building known as Gardener’s Lodge.
The building in Tooting Bec Road is in a serious state of disrepair.
The owner has only completed 1 of 13 repairs specified on a notice served earlier this year.
The property dates back to the early 19th century. It is one of the only buildings remaining relating to Tooting’s long lost agricultural past. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am
Tooting school adds to its awards
Burntwood School in Tooting is celebrating a third win for design as it takes the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.
It was found to have great contemporary design and a clever re-use of existing buildings as well as the integration of artwork, landscaping and engineering.
The school was remodelled and rebuilt last year as part of a £40 million improvement scheme.
The changes mean the school can cater for an additional 250 pupils.
The school has already been given this year a Civic Trust Award and a top prize in the 2015 New London Architecture Awards. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am
Friday, 16 October 2015
UPDATED: 30 year old man arrested after incident in Staines
Staff and customers had to apprehend a man in Baroosh Bar in Staines High Street earlier after he walked onto the premises with a BB Gun.
Surrey Police says the man entered at 1pm, and assaulted a member of staff with the air weapon.
The staff member received minor injuries, and customers and staff had to restrain the 30 year old until police arrived.
The man from Ashford was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of a firearm, and is currently being questioned.
The staff member is in hospital with minor injuries.
Spelthorne Neighbourhood Inspector Alan Sproston said: “This was a frightening incident for the staff and customers in the bar but thankfully it was brought to a swift and peaceful conclusion. I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation while officers attended the scene. We are currently investigating the circumstances but it appears that both parties were known to each other.”
Laura Rees was the staff member that apprehended the man.
Pic c/o Ryan Zalman
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm
Crime prevention advice issued after officer spots valuables on show in Coombe Vale area of New Malden
A PCSO on patrol noticed items left inside an unattended car, and in full view of the public.
The driver returned 10 minutes later and was given crime prevention advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Surrey Fire Brigade says it had to resort to Google Translate after turning up at a house blaze in Weybridge
The fire broke out in Churchill Drive on Wednesday, but the only person in the house was the Russian nanny who didn’t speak English.
It was a kitchen fire, and the cooker was alight, but the only way the nanny could communicate was via the mobile app.
There were no injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Meyer Bergman hopeful of going ahead with housing plans for Tolworth
Meyer Bergman, a UK real estate investment firm, has confirmed that it has purchased the former Government offices site in Tolworth from Tesco.
A housing development scheme featuring 700 new homes had recently been submitted for the site by Spenhill, Tesco’s planning and development arm.
Following the announcement to the London Stock Exchange, Meyer Bergman has issued the following statement:
Meyer Bergman can confirm the acquisition of the Former Government Offices site in Tolworth. We acknowledge the significant work Spenhill and the project team have undertaken to date and have purchased the site based on the scheme already submitted to the Council, as we believe the plans for housing are deliverable and will bring significant benefit to the local community. We look forward to a decision being made by Kingston Council and to continuing to work with the local community and stakeholders on delivering the proposals as part of our growing residential development business.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will appeal the £50,000 fine and one-match suspended stadium ban he was given by the Football Association.
It was for comments he made about match officials after his side lost 3-1 to Southampton in the Premier League.
He's described the punishment as an "absolute disgrace". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm
Women who live in poorer areas are much more likely to smoke when they're pregnant
Figures show 27% of mums-to-be in Blackpool do it, compared to only 2% in Westminster.
Ashford came in at 10%, while Merton and Kingston were both around 4%
A group of charities and public health groups wants the number of women smoking in pregnancy in England to halve by 2020. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Today marks European restart a heart day
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
That's the shocking statistic from Leatherhead based charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death.
CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected.
It promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research and publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public.
CRY also funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
There is a free screening for 14 to 35 year olds.
Dr Steve Cox, Deputy Chief Executive at the charity, came to Jackie's studios to explain more about the work the charity does.
Kingston Community housing Trust proposals halted
Plans to transfer Kingston Council’s housing services to a resident-led community housing trust are being put on hold indefinitely.
The decision comes in response to “unexpected and substantial” cuts to council housing budgets imposed by the Government.
Community Housing Trust Shadow Board Chairman David West warned the cuts would effectively make it impossible for a future Trust to deliver one of its key promises – that of delivering better housing services to Kingston’s 6,500 council tenants and leaseholders. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Noise reducing plane lands at Heathrow
Yesterday Heathrow welcomed the arrival of the Airbus A350 XWB, the newest and most advanced passenger plane of its kind.
The Finnair flight landed around 5.50pm yesterday afternoon.
The aircraft offers cutting-edge technology reducing both nitrogen oxide emissions and noise, a hot topic as discussions continue about possible expansion plans for Heathrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am
New luxury hotel for Kingston
Kingston town centre is set to benefit from a new high quality hotel.
Hilton Worldwide and EQ Group have announced they are to open ‘DoubleTree' by Hilton in the latter half of 2016.
The hotel will be built in an existing purpose-built building on the corner of Skerne Road and Down Hall Road, following a multi-million pound fit-out.
It will have 146 rooms and suites, a restaurant and a bar as well as conference and meeting rooms. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am
New plans for Feltham unveiled
Plans for the future of Feltham town centre have been unveiled for public scrutiny by Hounslow Council.
They tie in with the ambitious Hounslow Local Plan for the next 15 years, which was adopted last month.
Designers analysed how Feltham functions today, and how its better qualities can be protected for Feltham’s residents and businesses.
Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran said they want Feltham to be a thriving town with a close knit community who are proud of where they live. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
Heathrow expansion will reduce time free from plane noise
MP’s have been told that expansion at Heathrow would give residents only a four hour break from aircraft noise every day.
Daniel Moylan the London Mayor’s chief aviation adviser has told the Commons environmental audit committee that the respite period could be significantly reduced.
The Airports Commission has admitted that another runway at Heathrow would see tens of thousands of Londoners enjoying far less time free from disturbing noise. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am
Mourinho criticism unsettles players
Jose Mourinho has described his suspended stadium ban and 50 thousand pound fine by the FA as a disgrace.
He was punished for comments he made attacking the officials in the wake of their defeat by Southampton before the international break.
Meanwhile it’s being reported that there’s unrest in the Chelsea dressing room with several players increasingly unhappy at Mourinho’s handling of the club.
It’s believed senior players in the first tem squad have been unsettled by his public criticism of players and members of the backroom staff.
The Blues are at home to Aston Villa tomorrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 am
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Kingston Council is warning local residents to watch out for a person pretending to be a bogus Trading Standards Officer.
It’s been reported that a bogus officer has asked residents in New Malden and Surbiton for money to help support an investigation.
The council is warning that the fraudster is persistent and persuasive with convincing people to part with large sums of money.
Councillor Terry Paton explains that all Trading Standards officers make appointments when visiting and do not cold call.
Croydon Police would like trace and speak to 20 year old Darren Baker in connection with a robbery last month.
It happened on Wednesday 16th September in Thornton Heath when an 81 year old man was attacked and robbed whilst washing his car.
Anyone with information should contact Croydon Police's CID on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm
Family with no working smoke alarm survive fire in Croydon
Four adults and four children had a “very lucky escape” from a house fire on Thornton Road in Croydon, in the early hours of this morning.
The group left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and were uninjured.
The fire affected a terraced house of two floors. Half of the ground floor and part of the first floor were damaged by fire.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “This family were very, very, lucky to escape the fire without injury. They did not have a working smoke alarm in the property and were woken up by the sound of crackling fire before escaping via the front door.Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and the safest option is have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters from Purley, Croydon and Norbury fire stations attended the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm
UPDATED: Tesco take-over off in SW London?
It seems like the Tesco battle could finally be over in Tolworth after over 10 years of campaigning from residents.
The supermarket giant has sold off 14 sites where it was planning to build – Tolworth, Hounslow and Epsom are said to be among them.
The deal is reported to be worth £250 million. The land has been bought by the Meyer Bergman investment.
10,000 homes could be built on the land, however, in Tolworth, some residents have been campaigning for a new school and some say the land would be the perfect choice.
But opponents say it would lead to more traffic congestion.
A number of proposals to build by Tesco, including a housing complex, have been turned down after mass opposition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm
Care home poisoning
A care home company has been fined £14,000 after an outbreak of food poisoning at one of its homes in Southall.
Six Lifestyle Care residents fell ill soon after Christmas day.
Ealing Council and Public Health England found that puréed beef served to residents contained a harmful bacteria.
Lifestyle care runs homes across the country, including in Croydon, Putney and Hayes. They were unaffected. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm
Brentford midfielder Josh Clarke has signed for Barnet on loan until January.
The 21-year-old, who can also play at right-back, has made four appearances for the Championship club this season. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
The cost of watching football in the UK has dropped or remained the same for the majority of fans.
Two-thirds of Premier League tickets were frozen or reduced in price.
At £52, Chelsea's cheapest match-day ticket is the highest priced of the Premier League's least expensive.
Pies at Fulham are listed in the top five of the most expensive across all the UK football clubs, costing just under £4. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
Mac Info Bus parks up in Sutton
The Macmillan Cancer Support Bus is outside HSBC in the high street until 4pm.
It's a free service, offering shoppers the chance to ask questions about cancer, get advice and information on the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm
Richmond and councils dispute claims by Airport Commission over extra long haul routes.
MPs are being lobbied by five councils led by Richmond on the plans for a new third runway at Heathrow.
Richmond and the 2M group argues that the Airports' Commission has claimed that a third runway would mean significant expansion.
But the councils, which also include Wandsworth, say it would only mean five extra long haul routes.
They believe the commission has deliberately recommended placing a large source of pollution in an area already under severe strain. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm
Missing Croydon 14 year old
Police are appealing for help to find a teenager missing from Croydon.
La'mar Howe who’s 14 was last seen on Wednesday of last week.
He’s described as black, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short black hair.
When he was last seen, he was wearing a dark blue or black hooded top - dark tracksuit trousers or blue jeans and black or white
8 people flee house fire in Croydon.
8 people escaped from a house fire in Croydon in the middle of the night.
The blaze broke out in Thornton Road – 4 children were included, no-one was hurt. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Police need witnesses to an object thrown on a car in Walton-on-the-Hill.
Police are appealing for information after an object was thrown from a bridge over the M25 in Walton-on-the-Hill on Friday October 2nd.
The victim was driving his car anti-clockwise on the M25 from junction nine to eight when an item was thrown from the Dorking Road footbridge hitting the roof of the car.
The damage was estimated to be approximately 5-hundred-and-50 pounds.
The incident happened sometime between 12 noon and 1pm.
Surrey Councils agree to work together in helping refugees
Surrey’s 11 Councils have agreed to join forces in dealing with the refugee crisis - with two already pledging to take about 20 families between them.
A Labour spokesperson described it as a "rich county" and said the Council needs to work with all its boroughs to help those seeking refuge.
So far Woking Council has agreed to take 12 families a year and Reigate and Banstead Council said it might take ten. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm
South Africa is looking forward to Saturday's game at Twickenham
South Africa say they are expecting a challenge in the forwards in their rugby union World Cup quarter-final with Wales this weekend.
The two sides meet on Saturday at Twickenham.
Prop Tendai Mtawarira says it's a contest they are looking forward to he adds that it will be tough, but they are working hard to be ready for it. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Police looking for two men after computer thefts in Sutton
Police have issued images of two men they wish to speak to in connection with two burglaries from offices in Sutton.
Ten laptops were stolen from the Crown Agents in St Nicholas Road in two raids – one on the 5th of September and another the following day.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sutton Police on 101.
CCTV image released of a man in connection with a murder
Police have released CCTV footage of a man from Ladbroke Grove they’re looking for in connection with a murder investigation.
They want to speak to 27 year old Shane O’Brien over the death of Josh Hanson who was stabbed in a bar in Hillingdon in the early hours on Sunday.
The 21 year-old victim from Kingsbury was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a stab wound to his neck.
O’Brien is described as white, 6ft tall and of muscular build – officers say he should not be approached by members of the public. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am
Trial date is set for banker from Cobham
A trial date has been set for a British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong.
Rurik Jutting - who's originally from Cobham - was charged after the bodies were found in his apartment last year.
A judge at the High Court in Hong Kong said his trial will start in October 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 am
Housing prices continue to soar
UK house prices reached a new record high in August, according to official figures.
The Office for National Statistics says they climbed to an average of 284-thousand pounds - 2-thousand up on the previous month.
Annually, property values in parts of northern England are now rising more quickly than in London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am
Elmbridge Conservatives have a new leader
The Conservative group at Elmbridge Borough Council has elected its next Leader.
Tim Oliver won Conservative councillors vote last week and will be taking charge after May’s elections.
The 54 year old former chairman of Shooting Star Chase children’s Hospice, lives in Esher with his wife Debi and their children.
He has spearheaded plans to invest in property in order to make the Council self-sufficient from Government grant by 2020. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am
McDonnell defends his decsion
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has insisted he changed his mind on tactics - not policy.
The MP for Hayes and Harlington ditched his party's support for the government's fiscal charter.
He said Labour would oppose the bid to force future governments to run a budget surplus, having recently said it would back it.
The situation has been branded a "shambles" after MPs were told about the U-turn, but Mr McDonnell says Labour will now draw up its own fiscal charter. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 am
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Councillor demands Surrey must do more for Refugees
Surrey is a wealthy county that needs to do its bit when it comes to rehousing refugees.
That’s according to Labour councillor Robert Evans, who says more councils within Surrey must do more.
Some councils have agreed to join forces in dealing with the refugee crisis - with two pledging to take about 20 families.
Woking has agreed to take 12 families a year and Reigate and Banstead Council says it might take 10. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm
Fare dodgers getting free rides
Fare dodgers at stations including Kew Gardens are getting free rides thanks to the number of ticket barriers being left open.
The figures, released by Transport for London, also show stations on the Hammersmith and City Line are some of the worst offenders.
An estimated £61 million is lost to fare dodging ever year – with Kew Gardens leaving its barriers open for more than 45% of the time.
TfL rules state when there are no members of staff around, barriers should be left open. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Police continue search for missing Walton girl
Police are still trying to trace a missing 16-year-old girl from Walton.
Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of Njxia Ngyon, who was last seen on Saturday lunchtime.
She was later spotted on CCTV walking down Sunbury Lane onto Terrace Road before walking down the High Street.
Njxia is Vietnamese, slim with dark brown hair and speaks limited English. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Man from Kingston gets the surprise of his life
A man from Kingston has been surprised with an incredible £126,000 McLaren 540c with £10,000 cash hidden in the boot of it.
Prash Thurairatnam is the Practice Manager at Tudor Lodge Health Centre in Wimbledon.
He lives in Kingston with his wife Lakshmi and 2-year-old son Ruben who also came along.
He won the car thanks to a competition he entered with company BOTB, but had no idea he has won until this morning when staff turned up at his place of work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Fire in Shepherd's Bush
A man’s been rescued from a fire at a flat in Shepherd’s Bush.
Firefighters were called to the blaze on the second floor of a house converted into flats on Coningham Road yesterday afternoon.
The man was treated by paramedics at the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
Woking-based firm moves closer to a merger
The prospect of the biggest foreign takeover of a British firm has taken a step forward.
Beer giants SAB Miller – who are based in Woking - and brewer A-B InBev have agreed in principle to a tie up worth up to 70 billion pounds.
If it went ahead they'd form the world's biggest drinks firm - with brands such as Peroni and Budweiser. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
Monday, 12 October 2015
Surrey Police are asking for help in identifying a man after an alleged indecent exposure in Egham
Surrey Police investigating an alleged indecent exposure in Egham are appealing for help in identifying a man.
It was reported that a man exposed himself in Station Road between 4.30pm and 4.40pm on Wednesday 7th October.
It’s believed he then walked in the direction of Pooley Green crossing and officers believe the man in the CCTV could help with the investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101.
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