Croydon could have first BMX track built subject to planning approval
Croydon could get its first BMX track under newly submitted proposals.
The council wants to build the borough’s first BMX track and community club next to the sports pavilion in Norbury Park.
The charity behind it, Access Sport, was set up as a legacy of the 2012 Olympics.
Schools and community groups will be able to make use of the facilities.
Funded by developer contributions to local projects, if given the go ahead, the track could be open early next year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm
Surbiton woman Talk Talk victim
A Surbiton woman is among TalkTalk customers who’ve have started coming forward as victims of the cyber attack.
A number say money's vanished from their bank accounts - possibly as a result of hackers gaining access to personal details.
The company's had a ransom demand.
Hilary Foster had around 600-pounds stolen from her account - leaving her overdrawn. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
House fire in Addiscombe
3 people escaped from a house fire in Addiscombe overnight.
The London Fire Brigade attended the blaze in Davidson Road - where half of the ground floor was destroyed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am
Pop-up Mall for Croydon
Plans for a pop-up mall in Croydon have been given the go ahead by the Council.
It’ll be London’s second and biggest Boxpark which will open next summer on the Ruskin Square site.
97 shipping containers will be used to provide more than 30 food and retail units and create up to 200 new jobs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am
Friday, 23 October 2015
Reigate police have stolen bikes
Police in Reigate and Banstead want to reunite some bikes with their owners.
They were recovered from a property in Horley on the 2nd October and are believed to be stolen.
If you recognise any of these bikes, contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45150089268.
Officers are growing increasingly concerned for a man who went missing in Feltham.
24 year old Josh Sanchez-Maldonado, a US national arrived in the UK on a flight from Japan on Wednesday.
He was last seen leaving his hotel in Feltham at around 12:30pm on the same day.
His family has not heard from him since, and he has not returned to the hotel.
There have been no further reported sightings of him and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his safety and wellbeing.
Josh is described as white; around 5ft 8ins tall, with a slim build and short dark hair.
He was last seen wearing a dark coloured flat cap, a brown/grey t-shirt, white shorts and black trainers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
Damages awarded after High Court ruling
A woman who was sexually abused by her karate instructor when she was a teenager has won £173,000 in damages.
The 28-year-old, who can't be named, was groomed by Domenico Quirino from 2002 when she started evening classes at the Malden Centre in New Malden.
A High Court judge said the abuse had led to depression, relationship problems, and an overdose in 2012. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm
Serious accident closes part of Guildford
An elderly driver has hit at least five people after mounting the pavement outside a shopping centre in Guildford in Surrey.
The air ambulance service says two people have been airlifted to hospital.
The 92-year-old man apparently had a blackout and fell unconscious at the wheel outside The Friary Centre.
A South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) spokesman said:
SECAmb can confirm that it responded to reports of a vehicle hitting a number of pedestrians in North Street, Guildford, at approximately 10.40am today.
Six ambulance crews, four ambulance cars attended the scene along with the two air ambulances. Seven patients have been treated and taken to hospital.
The casualties include a one-year-old girl who has been airlifted to St George's Hospital in Tooting and a man aged in his sixties who has also been airlifted to St George's Hospital. A woman with leg injuries has been taken to St George's Hospital by road.
The remaining patients have all been taken to Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. They are a two-year-old boy and three further women all of whom are not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
Too old at four?
Two mums are urging families to consider adopting or fostering older children.
Helen Costa and Clare Brasier, who set up The Cornerstone Partnership, will be competing in the Capital Runners’ 5km in Richmond Park on Sunday.
By donning their running-shoes, they are hoping to raise awareness and find permanent homes for children over the age of 4 or with complex needs.
There are currently over 3,000 children waiting for permanent homes in the UK – either via adoption or long term foster care.
Since Cornerstone was set up in January this year, it has helped to prepare and support over 100 families across Berkshire and in West London to adopt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Surrey police receive prestigious awards
Surrey police officers and staff have been awarded for their efforts in a Divisional Commendation ceremony.
Officers including those from Reigate, Banstead, Runnymede and Elmbridge were acknowledged in a ceremony on Wednesday at Guildford Cathedral.
They were recognised for their work including finding vulnerable children, supporting domestic abuse victims and controlling a critical Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
We’re being urged to check our homes are secure as the darker evenings approach
Halifax Home Insurance recorded over 4,000 winter burglary claims last year; that’s an increase of 24% compared to the summer months.
Each claim costs an average of £2,178.
In Kingston, burglary offences are actually down by 29%.
DI Adam Guttridge says we shouldn’t be afraid to dial 999.
Previously-secret documents have been released shedding more light on what became known as the Cambridge Spy Ring
Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess - who worked at the Foreign Office - were recruited by the Soviet Union to supply it with information in the 1930s.
But the files show American officials were astonished they weren't let go by their Whitehall bosses, given their record of drunken behaviour.
Dr Andrew Holt from the National Archives in Kew says that was especially true in the case of Burgess.
Adele's first new song in three years has had a huge reaction on Twitter
The single and video for 'Hello' were released this morning.
One fan tweeted: "How is it possible for ONE human to be so talented?! It's not normal."
Adele's album '25' comes out on the 20th of November.
The singer found fame after attending the prestigious Brit School in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Company boss apologises after cyber attack
TalkTalk's chief executive has apologised to its customers after a "significant and sustained cyber attack" on its website.
It's left millions of people at risk of having their credit card and bank details stolen.
The company, based in Shepherds Bush, doesn't know yet how many of its four million customers have been affected by what is its third cyber hack in eight months. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Wanted Elmbridge man located
An Elmbridge man who was wanted on recall to prison has been located.
25-year-old Christopher Rost-Aldridge has been arrested and is currently in police custody.
He had been in breach of strict conditions of his release licence after leaving prison earlier this month.
Surrey Police thank the public for their help in locating him. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am
Ten arrested as part of action to disrupt supply of Class A drugs in West Surrey
Ten people were arrested this week on the second day of police action in west Surrey to disrupt the supply of class A drugs.
They are currently in custody while enquiries continue.
On October 22nd, officers executed search warrants in the Woking, Guildford and Camberely areas as well as some outside the county.
It was part of an intelligence led operation that followed months of planning.
Woking Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Nolan Heather said: “Drug use and the supply of drugs has a direct impact on our communities and is something we take extremely seriously” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am
Sutton school boy plays only child role in National Theatre production
A pupil from a Sutton prep school has been playing the only child role in a production at the National Theatre.
Joel Thomas, a Year 5 pupil at Homefield Prep school, is approaching the end of four months playing Kolya in the hit production Three Days in the Country.
He’s following in mother Carryl Thomas’ acting footsteps – she has had a glittering acting career, starring in the likes of Holby City, Family Affairs and The Sarah Jane Adventures. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am
Row over crossrail2 Chelsea station deepens
A row between campaigners and Kensington and Chelsea council over a Crossrail2 station has deepened.
It’s emerged that up to 1-thousand homes could be built as part of the proposals.
Opponents to the planned station in Chelsea claim the council stands to make millions from land sales if the station is approved.
Officers investigating a collision in Shepherds Bush that left a teenage boy with serious injuries have charged a man
36 year old James McDonagh from Tottenham has been charged with:
- dangerous driving;
- failing to stop at the scene of an accident;
- failing to report an accident;
- driving with no insurance.
He will appear in custody today at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court.
This follows an incident when 13-year-old Saboor Gul was injured following a collision in Bulwer Street on Saturday.
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit investigate and enquiries continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
UPDATED: Missing woman from Richmond Park has been found
49 year old Georgina Porter was last seen just after midnight on Tuesday by her family. It's thought she went to walk her dog in Richmond Park.
She was found safe and well this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am
Cyclist and van collide during morning rush hour in Fulham
Police sealed off busy Fulham Palace Road at the junction with Lillie Road at 9.20.
The female cyclist in her 20s, has been taken to hospital with what’s believed to be non - life threatening injuries.
No arrests have been made. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am
Twickenham's beer-drinking rugby fans help the economy.
And with more than a week still to go of the Rugby World Cup – you may be either in bliss or – furious at the heavier traffic around Twickenham but – one thing is certain – more beer is being drunk.
So much that the Office for National Statistics reckons it’s responsible for a near two percent rise in retail sales.
It’s even thought that the boom in beer drinking will have helped offset weaker manufacturing and construction output during the third quarter of the financial year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am
New Malden Poundland arsonist
A man who set fire to bins owned by Poundland in New Malden has been ordered to repay £1,100 in compensation.
Richard Darvil, who's 28 of George Road in New Malden had previously admitted six counts of arson.
He was also sentenced to a community order with 250 hours unpaid work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am
Chelsea Manager has apparently pushed a supporter
Footage has emerged of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho apparently pushing a Supporter in London.
14 year old fan Otto Nahmmacher was recording the Blues boss on Sloane Street when the camera shook when he was seemingly pushed.
He told the Sun he was left 'angry' after the incident.
Chelsea have so far declined to comment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 am
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Schoolboy hit by falling branch in Richmond Park defies Doctors predictions
A schoolboy has defied Doctors by learning to walk, talk and laugh again - just 3 months after being crushed by a tree branch.
8-year-old Sasha Saucek, who attends Kew Riverside Primary School, was on a school trip to Richmond Park when disaster struck.
The 300 kilogram branch left Sasha with a severe brain injury, five broken ribs, broken legs and a fractured skull.
After being placed in a coma he recovered at the Children’s Trust in Tadworth, where he is also learning to swim again. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm
Virginia Water golf club 'putts' up fees a 'hole' lot
It has long been considered one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world, with members including royalty and celebrities.
And now the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water is one of the most expensive after it announced it was upping joining fees to £125,000.
Wentworth – which is now owned by a Beijing based company – has also doubled its annual fees from £8,000 to £16,000.
The golf club said membership pricing “is a private Wentworth matter”. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm
Zac Goldsmith to listen to Richmond residents tonight
London Mayoral Candidate Zac Goldsmith will put his constituents at the top of his agenda tonight.
The MP for Richmond Park is hosting a meeting at Duke Street Church from 7 o’clock.
He wants to hear about any issues concerning people living in the Richmond Park constituency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Thirsty Morden chicken gets a new home
A thirsty chicken discovered drinking out of a toilet in a casino in Morden has hit the jackpot after finding a new home.
The RSPCA’s Mia Fernyhough was all of a flutter when she heard about the hen which was rescued from a 24-hour gaming shop last month.
The hen which is now called Loo- Loo has joined Mia’s flock of other birds.
It’s not known whether she was lost or abandoned. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
Today marks the future, and a warning from LFB
On the day 'the future' finally becomes the present, 'hoverboard' owners are being warned to keep an eye on their new gadget whilst it is charging.
In Back to the Future II, mad scientist Doc Brown took Marty McFly to 21 October, 2015, where people travelled using flying cars and kids owned hoverboards.
The film's prediction of the iconic hoverboard wasn't far from the truth given the recent rise in popularity of self-balancing scooters.
But today London Fire Brigade is warning owners of this year's must-have device to not leave them charging unattended, after being called to two fires in two weeks involving personal transporters that were on charge.
In one, in Morden, two men escaped via a first floor window from a fire at a house, after a 'banging' noise alerted them to a blaze in a room where a hoverboard had been charging.
The Brigade's fire investigation experts have sent the devices involved in both fires for further testing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am
1,900 Surrey parents fined for taking children out of school
The number of fines given to parents in England for taking their children on holiday during term-time has almost trebled in two years.
Figures show in the last academic year, more than 50-thousand penalty notices were issued.
In Surrey just over 1,900 parents were fined.
Jon Platt was taken to court because he didn't pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school for a holiday.
The case was thrown out last week after he argued the law states it's only an offence if a child doesn't attend regularly:
Firefighters are warning cafes and restaurants to clean up grease following a blaze at in Wimbledon.
Aya Lebanese Cuisine in Merton Road was gutted by flames on Monday.
Twenty-one firefighters were called out to tackle the fire which damaged the flat above.
A family of three escaped the flat after smelling smoke. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am
Baby showered in glass after Croydon road rage incident
A Baby’s been showered in glass after a 'road-rage' incident in Croydon.
A cyclist smashed Rhiannon Gautama’s car window with a bike lock, which left her 3 month old son covered in glass.
It happened on Monday morning. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am
Epsom gardner jailed for 3 and a half years
A landscape gardener from Epsom who ripped off elderly residents across Surrey has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Benjamin Brown, 62 pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering offences worth £665,000.
In one case, a woman in her 90s was charged £24,500.
A surveyor later judged the value of the work to be only £400. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am
Former Chelsea youth coach in court for raping 12 year old girl
Kingston crown court’s heard how a former coach at Chelsea repeatedly raped a 12 year old girl at their Cobham training ground.
Shane Hughes, who’s 31, allegedly abused the girl 15 times over four months in a physio room.
She was supposed to be getting treatment for a knee injury.
Mr Hughes, of Lenham in Kent, denies the charges. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am
Third Heathrow runway will result in flight losses - Boris
Boris Johnson has written to political and business leaders warning that a third runway at Heathrow would result in the loss of vital flights.
He’s also urged people to take action by contacting their local MP to demand guarantees that routes from their region to Heathrow were protected.
The governments expected to make an announcement on airport expansion in December. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am
Chelsea gain valuable point in Ukraine
In Champions League action last night Chelsea played to a goalless drew at Dynamo Kiev.
Arsenal recorded a fine result beating in-form Bayern Munich 2-0.
In the Championship QPR played out a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road.
In a 7-goal thriller Wimbledon came from two goals down to win 4-3 at Accrington in League Two.
In the Ryman League's top tier there were wins for Hampton & Richmond Borough and MET Police.
A man from Fulham who killed his wife has been found guilty of murder
24 year old Joaquin Gomez Hernandez killed 33 year old Vanessa Santillan, at her home in Romily Court in March.
He has been sentenced to 14 and a half years' in jail.
The court heard how officers were called to the address by London Ambulance Service at 9.30pm after the defendant had flagged down an ambulance.
Vanessa was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma injuries to the head and neck.
The Old Bailey heard how the couple moved to the UK from Mexico two months before her death.
Gomez Hernandez and his wife had been out the night before she was found dead.
Early in the morning of March the 28th, Vanessa, who worked as an escort, was contacted by a client and arranged to meet him at her home address.
Gomez Hernandez would later confront them both in the bedroom before leaving the room.
He was then seen by friends crying in the kitchen. One witness described to the court how his mood then changed and he became more serious.
The court heard that Gomez Hernandez was unemployed and relied on his wife's income to buy clothes and food. According to friends, he resented the dependency he had on his partner and feared losing her.
He would later admit to having an argument with his wife later that day when they were alone together in their flat.
It was the prosecution case that this argument resulted in him inflicting fatal blunt force trauma injuries on Vanessa.
Gomez Hernandez then left the flat at about 2.45pm, taking cash from the deceased and using this to buy a new phone, and to pay for a visit to escorts for sex.
He returned to his friends' flat several hours later and claimed that he had tried to call his wife but she was not answering.
When he eventually did enter the flat, he suggested to police and friends that a client must have killed her.
However, phone records showed that he had not made any phone calls to her and in fact he had taken both her phone and his with him when he left the flat in the afternoon. Gomez Hernandez also had fresh scratches on his face which he could not sensibly explain. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and later charged.
The jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty in this case.
The judge, the Common Sergeant of London, proceeded directly to sentencing the defendant to life in jail with a minimum tariff of 14 and a half years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Body cameras worn by armed Met Police officers are "unfit-for-purpose" and should be replaced
That’s according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission which analysed footage from the non-fatal shooting of Nathaniel Brophy in Clapham in August.
It said the positioning of the cameras on officers' bodies obscured and impacted the quality of the footage.
About a thousand devices are being trialled across 10 London boroughs, with aims for a further 20,000 to be in use by March next year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
#Moonwalk 2016 strolls in to London for official song launch
International retro girl band, The Tootsie Rollers stopped traffic in Oxford Circus during this morning’s rush hour, as they launched a song written and recorded to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
All proceeds of the single will be donated to breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk, organisers of the famous MoonWalks in London, Scotland and Iceland, who are celebrating 20 years of fundraising.
The song “Walk the Walk” is inspired by The MoonWalk and can be downloaded from iTunes.
For details of how to sign up for next year's Moonwalk, starting at Clapham Common, click the link below.
Mourinho appeal thrown out
Jose Mourinho has had his appeal thrown out by the Football Association.
The Chelsea manager blamed a lack of English language skills after accusing referees of being afraid to give his side penalties.
He also described the £50,000 fine and one game touchline ban as a disgrace.
In addition Mourinho called the stadium ban which has been suspended for a year as astonishing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 am
Police appeal for help to trace Epsom robber
Detectives are appealing for people to come forward with information following a robbery in Epsom.
A woman had her purse stolen on early Thursday morning on Upper High Street when she was grabbed from behind by a man who demanded her handbag.
The victim then fell to the ground and banged her head.
The offender stole a large red ‘Michael Kors' purse from the handbag and made off towards the town centre.
The suspect is a white man, in his late twenties, stocky and was wearing a black jacket. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am
Monday, 19 October 2015
Carshalton MP stands united with Guantanamo Bay prisoner
Shaker Aamer is the last British resident held in Guantanamo Bay.
The father from Battersea has been held for over 13 years without charge or trial.
He has been cleared by two successive US Presidents and is still held captive.
Tom Brake, Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington has spent today fasting in a show of unity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm
Twickenham born GB rower John Collins is pleased with his team's win at the British Rowing Championships
Twickenham born Team GB rower John Collins, helped his team claim gold at the British Rowing Championships over the weekend.
Team Leander won first place in the Quad Sculls at Holme Pierrepoint in Nottingham, getting the new season off to a great start.
Collins says despite having won at the British Championships before, it’s still a big deal to win.
Hounslow Council pay respects after death of former Mayor
Hounslow Council is paying respects to the former mayor Sham Singh Jassar, who died at the weekend.
He served the borough as Hounslow Central Ward councillor between 1986 and 2006 and was the mayor from 1990 until 1991.
The flag is being flown at half-mast in tribute and a minute’s silence will be held in his memory at the full council meeting next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm
Purley man Simon Binner releases video as he goes to Swiss clinic "to die"
Motor Neurone Disease sufferer, Simon Binner, has been fighting for assisted suicide to be legalised in the UK.
As of this morning, he was due to travel to a Swiss clinic to end his life, with his wife Debbie by his side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Friends of a BBC journalist found hanged in a toilet at an airport in Turkey, are claiming she was murdered
Jacky Sutton had travelled from Heathrow to Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, but failed to make it onto her next plane to Iraq.
It’s alleged she appeared distressed after being told by airline staff she would have to buy a new ticket.
Ms Sutton was later found dead in the toilets by three Russian passengers according to Russian media.
But her friends say it is inconceivable she would have taken her own life. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
Aya Restaurant in Merton Road is on fire
Merton Road in South Wimbledon is blocked due to a fire in Aya restaurant.
It was believed to have started in a flume in the kitchen.
Fire crews were called to the scene just after 2pm.
There are no reports of any injuries at the moment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
"UFO" in Old Malden turns out to be pizza oven
Police have revealed a "UFO" reported to them on Saturday was in fact a pizza oven on fire in the middle of the road.
A passer-by had phoned 999 after spotting the “unknown item” on fire in Malden Road in the early hours of Saturday.
A Met spokesman said “The officers who arrived on scene described the item as looking like a crash-landed UFO."
There's no explanation as to how the oven got there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm
New catamarans for the Thames
Two new high-speed catamarans will arrive in London today to boost river transport in the capital.
The boats named Galaxy Clipper and Neptune Clipper are the first to be added to the river bus service in seven years and cost 6.5 million pounds.
They’ll add extra capacity to the RB6 route from Blackfriars to Putney, which has seen a 40% increase in passenger journeys in the last year.
The vessels were built in Tasmania and will be lifted off a cargo ship into the Thames after completing their 15,000-mile journey. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Serving Hounslow officer charged with rape.
47 year old PC Michael Graham, a serving police officer attached to Hounslow borough, has appeared on bail at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court charged with:
- Seven counts of rape
- One count of assault, ABH
Graham was arrested at his home on the 6th of October and charged the following day.
He was not on duty at the time of the arrest and has been suspended.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between December 2013 and September 2014 whilst the officer was off duty.
Officers from Sexual Offences Exploitation & Child Abuse are investigating.
The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed as a matter of course. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am
The daughter of a man due to end his life at a Swiss clinic, will today take over her father’s business
Sutton Caremark Director Simon Binner, was due to travel to Basel over the weekend, with his wife, to end his life.
He announced his plans, which have caused a national debate, on networking website LinkedIn.
Mr Binner, who lives in Purley, has aggressive motor neurone disease. His daughter Hannah has praised her father’s decision. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Police search for man after Kingston thefts
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man they want to speak to in connection with thefts at stores across Kingston Town Centre.
Officers would like to talk to 25-year-old Gary Staines about five cases of shoplifting which took place between February and August.
In one case CCTV showed a man walk into a store, put £3,000 worth of men’s clothing into a plastic bag and walk out before security could stop him.
In all, approximately 11,000 pounds worth of designer menswear has been stolen .
Man in court following a shooting in a Staines restaurant
A man from Staines is due in court today after a shooting in a restaurant in the High Street.
30-year-old Matthew Griffin was restrained by staff and customers at the Baroosh Bar on Friday afternoon, after he allegedly shot at a staff member with a BB gun.
He’s been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and attempted wounding with intent.
He’s due to appear at Redhill Magistrate’s Court later. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am
Police appeal for help to find missing teenager
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing teenage girl from Edmonton.
14 year old Rebecca Hancey was last seen at Hounslow Central station yesterday evening.
She later sent a text message - at around quarter to seven - to say she was waiting for a train at Gospel Oak station.
Rebecca is described as white, around 5ft 3 -she has blonde hair and she wears braces, she was wearing a green parker coat and black leggings. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am
Merton pupils to be taught how to boost fertility
A pilot scheme in Merton will see schoolgirls being warned about the risks of having children too late.
The number of women giving birth in their late 30s or older has soared leading to a huge bill for taxpayer-funded IVF and other fertility treatment.
Around twelve schools in the borough will now include fertility tips in relationship lessons.
However, critics have attacked the lessons for 'putting young women under even more pressure'. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Harlequins start the new season with a win against Wasps
This weekend not only saw the Quarter-final rounds of the Rugby World Cup, round one of the Aviva premiership also got underway. With a longer pre-season both players and fans alike were left feeling very eager to get the new season underway.
Fly-half Nick Evans captained Harlequins Friday night as Danny Care missed the first game through injury.
The whistle blew and Evans got the game underway.
The home side started quickly and recycled well however the first penalty went against them allowing Wasps the first throw-in of the game just inside the home-side's half. Another penalty was awarded from the line-out and Wasps moved up into the Quins' 22. Unable to steal, the home side found themselves defending a rolling maul. Referee played advantage and blew for a Wasps' kick at the posts.
6 minutes in and their fly-half Gopperth put the visitors ahead 0-3.
Evans re-started and Wasps claimed it well. They box-kicked out allowing Quins come again. A swift penalty went the way of the home side and Evans lined up the posts. Scores were leveled after 9 minutes: 3-3.
Wasps kicked a short-ball but were unable to gather allowing Quins to clear out their half. Eventually play went into touch for a Wasps throw-in within their own half. The visitors were very quick with ball in hand and slowly created gaps in the Quins' defense. A knock-on, however, allowed Quins' the put-in at the scrum deep in their own half. This was then upgraded to a penalty as Wasps were penalised for not hitting straight.
Quins opted to tap and go and made good ground with a beautifully weighted chip through defense. The visitors gathered under pressure but the hosts were awarded a second shot at the posts. 15 minutes down and Harlequins found themselves leading through the boot of Evans: 6-3.
The re-start was collected well by Quins who kicked it back. Wasps decided to run it and a jeer from the crowd of a 'forward' pass went unnoticed as Wasps attacked the tryline. Their no. 3 Cooper-Woolley powered over to once again take the visitors ahead. Gopperth missed the conversion: 6-8 after 18 minutes.
The home side attempted to attack but a loose pass caused by a strong tackle allowed Wasps possession. Thumping tackles were being continually made by the home side and eventually they regained the ball. Evans decided to kick for territory but this only allowed Wasps to regather and attack. The visitors, however, knocked-on for a scrum just inside their half-way line.
The scrum did not settle and both teams got a talking-to from the referee who reset. The ball was fed quickly, back to no. 8 and new addition to the team Luamanu, who released it to Dickson. Quick hands passed it to no. 15 Lindsay-Hague then on to no. 14 Yarde who was bundled into touch at their 22.
Wasps won their line-out but the clearance kick was poor going into touch allowing Yarde to throw a quick line-out keeping play moving and progressing the hosts deep into the visitor's half. The referee addressed both captains and Quins no. 4 Horwill was deemed the offender in the ruck, penalised for a no-arm tackle. Wasps kicked for a line-out and advanced again.
Quins stole the ball and Evans placed a nicely weighted cross-field kick to Yarde who broke through. Dickson gathered the ball and chipped ahead for Evans to collect and cross for the line. He converted his own try bringing Quins back into the lead: 13-8 after 27 minutes.
The re-start was gathered well by Quins. They tried to run out of their half but strong defense from the visitors meant they could not break through; Wasps forced them to kick. They gathered and kicked back and Quins fumbled the catch allowing the visitors an attacking scrum deep in the hosts half. Quins were further penalised for bringing the scrum down and the visitors opted for the posts. A solid kick from Gopperth: 13-11 with 10 minutes left of the first half.
Quins kicked long; Wasps gathered and cleared into touch. The hosts took a quick line-out and made it into the opposition half. Their defence, however, was solid but Quins did not rush, slowly progressing up the field. They came within 5 metres of the line but spilled the ball forward allowing Wasps a lucky escape.
With everyone pushing up field, Yarde was forced to make a quick dash back into his own 22 to gather the ball which had been kicked long by Wasps. He returned to the visitor's half and a penalty earned Evans another shot at the posts. The woodwork, however, not generous to the home side on this occasion and kept the ball out. Wasps cleared into touch.
From the line-out Quins recycled quickly and Yarde once again found space. Into the 22 and Wasps turned over the ball and cleared into touch just shy of the half-way line. Quins kept possession in the line-out. An attempted grubber kick was blocked and although Quins broke free they were called back for a knock-on.
Wasps brought play back into the Quins' half and a scrum was then awarded to the visitors. This was upgraded to a penalty and in the dying minute of the first half Gopperth opted for the posts, pulling it wide.
There was time for one last play but the ball eventually went into touch.
Half-time: Harlequins 13 - 11 Wasps
The second half got underway and the first scrum occurred within the opening minute. This progressed to a penalty to Wasps even before the ball was fed.
The visitors opted to tap and go. A tackle by Lowe on their no. 8 Hughes made him spill the ball. Quins got into the opposition half but lost possession. Wasps decided to grab and drive, crossing the half-way line. They box-kicked and Lindsay-Hague gathered well.
The home side attempted to run the ball out of their half. Wasps defense was once again strong. Eventually Quins chipped over and Evans chased and gathered. Momentum increased for the home side as did the volume of support in the stadium, erupting when Lowe crossed for a try. Evans lined up his kick while the home fans sang their joy. He added the conversion and Quins found themselves 20-11 in the lead after 49 minutes.
Both sides played the kicking game to settle the nerves but Wasps eventually sliced it into touch in their own half. Ward delivered line-out ball; Wasps stole but knocked-on back into the hands of Quins.
They kicked for touch but it was too shot, allowing Wasps to gather and again slice into touch.
This time Ward's throw found Horwill and they formed a maul. A penalty was awarded and to the delight of the fans Evans kicked to the corner. This time Ward threw long and the fingertips failed to gather. Wasps claimed possession and sprinted into the hosts' half.
The defense soon gathered and slowed the advancing pace. The visitors kept threatening and the hard tackles kept coming. Although tempted to kick, Wasps decided to keep ball in hand and made ground.
Time for Quins to bring on the replacements: Lambert, Ward, Jones and Lindsay-Hague went off; Gray, Sinckler, Marler, and Brown came on to raucous applause with 25 minutes of the game still to play.
Their first action was to defend a scrum in their own 22.
A penalty was awarded to the visitors and they decided to tap and go. Defense was once again tested but Quins held firm and slowly pushed them back.
The arrival of the England heroes onto the field spurned new life into the Quins side however a penalty went against the hosts in front of the posts. An easy three points from the boot of Gopperth: 20-14 with a quarter of the game left to play.
Another England hero entered the field of battle – Nick Easter replaced Luamanu to another loud applause.
Brown took possession of a high ball to cheers and Quins again attempted to run the ball. They lost it, however, in a turnover.
Wasps recycled fast and their no. 15 Miller ran straight through the defense. Quins were forced back to defend hard on their 5 metre line. They stood up to the task and intercepted. The home side were awarded a penalty and chose to kick for a line-out.
Quins kept possession however it was not long before Wasps stole the ball. They made it deep into the host's half before knocking on.
From the scrum Quins earned a penalty and Evans kicked long for a line-out just outside the opposition 22. The hosts gathered and formed a rolling maul. They passed out to Yarde who made good ground, then on to Sinckler. Quins slowly moved play up field but Wasps again stole and kicked to safety.
Another line-out and Quins retained possession. There was slight concern for the home side as Sinckler was seen struggling and needing physio twice within a few minutes. He did, however, stay on the field.
Another scrum to Quins was awarded in the visitor's half. After it was reset, the hosts were awarded a penalty and this time Evans decided to go for the posts. As it currently stood Wasps need a converted try to win. Evans added the three points and pulled Quins 23-14 ahead with less than 10 minutes left.
Wasps kicked the re-start long and Quins gathered well. They tried to run the ball but the visitors applied pressure. Evans eventually box-kicked and good chasing by the home side saw Quins regather, albeit still within their own half. They recycled well but the pace was slow.
Quins opted to grab and drive over the half-way line before Dickson kicked ahead. Wasps gathered but ended up in touch.
With less than 7 minutes left Horwill was replaced by Matthews.
Quins won their line-out, formed a maul and earned a penalty. Evans again opted for the posts and the crowd applauded the decision. They wanted a win for the first game of the season. Another three points from the boot of the fly-half and captain: 26-14 with less than 5 minutes left.
Wasps were fired up and came again, sweeping past all defense for their no. 13 Daly to cross for a well-worked try less than a minute later. Jackson added the conversion bringing the game back into contention: 26-21.
This time for the re-start Evans kicked long and Quins chased to defend deep. Wasps were forced to kick into touch and Quins knocked-on in the line-out handing the visitors a scrum.
Quins, however, dominated this play and forced Wasps to use the ball quickly.
Time was up on the clock but Wasps kept ball in hand knowing a try would level the scores.
The ball was recycled time and again from one wing to the other. Eventually the ball was spilled forward and Brown tried to run it back up field before being tackled into touch.
Full time: Harlequins 26 - 21 Wasps
Harlequins got their season off to a winning start however Wasps earned a vital losing bonus-point.
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