UPDATE: New Zealand make history and retain the RWC at Twickenham
New Zealand have made history later - and become the first side to retain the rugby union World Cup.
The All Blacks beat France in the final four years ago - and followed suit with an impressive display beating Australia at Twickenham this time around, 34-17. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm
Wimbledon milkman has worked his last shift of 30 years of service
A milkman from Wimbledon has completed his final shift today after 30 years in the job.
Michael Keirle, who’s been covering the Ashtead and Epsom areas on his round, is retiring.
Michael estimates he’s delivered over 4.5 million pints during his time.
He tells us why it’s a good service for communities:
He’s handing the milk-bottle-baton to his colleague Tony Zammit.
A man has been taken to hospital with burns to his face and arms after his BMW went up in flames in Waddon last night
A man has been taken to hospital with burns to his face and arms after his BMW went up in flames in Waddon last night.
Croydon Fire Station's red watch were called to the car blaze in Roman Way at midnight.
The man in 60s had already escaped the car when firefighters arrived on the scene and was taken to hospital by paramedics.
An electrical fault in the car's boot may have been the cause. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm
South West London Football Updates
In the Premier League, Chelsea have lost 3-1 to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. It’s the 6th time the team have suffered a league defeat this season.
In the Championship, Fulham are winning 4-0 to Bristol City and in League 2 - AFC Wimbledon have won 2-0 to Hartlepool.
Shaker Aamer 'In Line To Receive Compensation'
The last British prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay has spent his first night back in the UK after almost 14 years.
Shaker Aamer who’s from Battersea is now expected to seek compensation from the British government for his time in the US jail.
He was held at the detention camp accused of having links to al Qaida - despite never facing trial. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
UPDATE Around 60 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at Adair Tower on Appleford Rd in North Kensington
Around 60 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at Adair Tower on Appleford Rd in North Kensington.
35 people were rescued by firefighters.
The fire is now said to be under control. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
60 firefighters are tackling the blaze in Kensington
Around 60 firefighters are tackling the blaze at Adair Tower on Appleford Rd in North Kensington. Around 30 people have been rescued from the burning building.
Large scale fight in Dorking
Police are appealing for witnesses to a large scale fight in Dorking.
It happened on South Street between 12.45 and 1.30 am on Saturday the 17th October.
It’s reported a group leaving The Cocktail Bar were attacked by another group on the roadside.
One victim in his 20s suffered a fractured cheek bone and broken nose.
Two men in their late teens have been arrested but have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 am
Woking tackles empty properties
Woking is tackling the problem of its vacant properties.
During the last 12 months, it has seen a 35% reduction in long term empty homes -- returning 120 properties to use.
Housing officers have stepped up investigations and are reviewing each vacant property to understand why it’s empty and what course of action should be taken.
The majority of the empty homes returned to use were sold or rented out following refurbishment facilitated by the Council. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am
Kingston police to the rescue
Kingston police officers have been praised for bravery after rescuing a woman on a bridge.
They were called to reports of a woman on the wrong side of the bridge Wednesday evening.
PC Fab Ahmed attempted to talk to her but she decided to jump. He managed to catch a hold of her but realised she was pulling them both over the edge.
He was wearing two stone of police equipment and not the best of swimmers and was afraid what would happen when they hit the water.
Fortunately, PC Matt Midgley caught his colleague’s ankles just in time. Two passing firefighters stopped and helped to pull both PC Ahmed and the woman to safety. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 am
Friday, 30 October 2015
Jose Mourinho not feeling the pressure ahead of Liverpool visit.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted he has no concerns on his future ahead of the visit of Liverpool tomorrow.
His side currently sit 15th in the table after a disastrous start to their title defence, losing five of his opening 10 fixtures.
He said his only concern is improving his sides results, starting with Liverpool tomorrow and has no fear on his future.
Mourinho also said his fathers ill health has been a positive thing for his side. His father had brain surgery late last season, with the Chelsea manager only finding out after his sides victory over Leicester.
Since then, his side have won just seven of 19 competitive fixtures , but Mourinho has said his fathers recent upturn in health is a positive thing for his side.
Fire broke out in the middle of Hammersmith this afternoon
Firefighters were called to the blaze in flats on Queen Caroline Street just after 1 o’clock.
The fire damaged a five roomed flat on the first floor and 20 people left the five storey block before the Brigade arrived. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
Kingston Police officer risks his life to save another
On Wednesday at around 7.20pm, Kingston’s Emergency Response team D were on duty, when PC Fab Ahmed and PC Matt Midgley received reports of a female on the wrong side of a bridge.
Arriving on scene, PC Ahmed saw the young lady sitting on a ledge on the other side of the balustrades.
Realising the seriousness of the incident he knelt down and started speaking to her through a small gap.
He attempted to build up a rapport with her, however the female decided to jump, PC Ahmed stood up, reached over the balustrades and managed to take hold of the lady.
However, the force of this lady falling pulled PC Ahmed over the balustrades and down towards the river.
PC Ahmed is not the best of swimmers, was wearing two stone of police equipment and the water was freezing cold.
The officer says “I knew at this point I was heading for the river, I was running through in my head what I was going to do next. I knew I had a major fight on my hands to stay alive and do my best to help the lady when we both hit the water.It was at this point I felt someone grab hold of my ankles just as I was going past the point of no return. This stopped myself and the lady from continuing our journey into the river”.
PC Ahmed had been taken hold of by his colleague PC Midgley, PC Annabel Rayner and a passing fire fighter who had just finished dealing with a nearby incident.
Between the officers and the fire fighters, who also put themselves at significant risk managed to haul the young lady back over the balustrades and into safety.
She was then given the appropriate medical care by the London Ambulance Service and the NHS.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm
Women being urged to be on their guard in Clapham / Brixton areas
Detectives investigating a possible link between eight sexual assaults on lone women have arrested a man.
The 34-year-old from Lambeth borough is being held in connection with the attacks in the Clapham and Brixton Hill areas - five of which took place this week.
Nick Ravenscroft in Brixton Hill in south London discussing the arrest of a man following a series of sexual assaults in the area.
Teenagers bailed over TalkTalk
TalkTalk has confirmed around 1-million customers' e-mail addresses, names and phone numbers were accessed during a cyber attack on its website.
The telecoms firm insists fewer than 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes were taken by hackers last week.
Managers say significantly less data was accessed than originally feared.
Two teenage boys, including one from Feltham, have been arrested and bailed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
The world famous Red Arrows are set to do a flying visit during the final sell out weekend of Rugby World Cup 2015.
Tomorrow, nine of the iconic aircraft will treat fans in Twickenham Stadium and Richmond and Trafalgar Square Fanzones to a special flypast prior to the start of the Final between New Zealand and Australia, which kicks off at 4pm.
They will flyover Trafalgar Square at 1553 and then over the stadium and Richmond Fanzone at 3.55pm as the teams line up for the anthems.
The finalists are set to battle it out for Rugby's greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, in front of a sell-out crowd of 80,125.
Tonight at 8 o'clock South Africa and Argentina are set to compete in the Bronze Final at The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in front of a sell-out crowd of 56,000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner wins transparency award
Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kevin Hurley, was yesterday presented with a new national Transparency Quality Mark, which recognises the openness of the PCC and his office, and their willingness to communicate with the residents of Surrey.
At an event hosted by leading police auditors Grant Thornton, the PCC was presented with the Transparency Quality Mark by Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Live, and the Chief Executive of Comparing Police and Crime Commissioners (CoPaCC), Bernard Rix.
PCC Kevin Hurley said:
“In line with my priority to give the public more say on how their streets are policed, it is vital in my view that the public are well informed on not only how they are policed, but in what my office and I are doing to hold Surrey Police to account in every area. I am delighted to receive this award, and to see my staff recognised in this way.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm
Shaker Aamer arrives back in the UK at Biggin Hill Airport
The last British resident to be imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay has been released and has arrived back on UK soil in the last ten minutes.
Shaker Aamer, who's a Saudi citizen but who used to live in Battersea with his family, has been in the US military jail in Cuba since 2002.
He was first picked up in Afghanistan - but has never been formally charged for anything or put on trial.
Elderly driver escapes with hand injuries
The elderly driver who flipped her car over on the A3 in between Tolworth and Hook yesterday, escaped with minor hand injuries.
Drivers faced delays of over three hours after the route was closed southbound.
The blue Nissan Micra flipped onto its roof after it hit the central reservation shortly after 3.30pm. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Death "not acceptable"
The home office has said that the death of an 84-year-old man who was held at an Immigration Centre near Heathrow was "not acceptable.”
An inquest said that Alois Dvorzac was handcuffed and shackled for five hours on the day he died, despite doctors raising serious concerns about his health.
He’d been arrested at Gatwick while in a confused state travelling from Canada to Slovenia to see his family.
He’d been suffering from Alzeimers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm
Hammersmith has been named as one of the worst places in the UK for people being taken to hospital after drinking too much
New figures from Public Health England show the London average was 541 per 100,000 hospital patients.
Although London is lower than the UK average of 645 per 100,000, Hammersmith’s admissions are above the UK average at 657,000.
Islington came in at 31st place - the only London borough within the top 50 behind regions including Newcastle and Liverpool.
Three other London boroughs, Haringey, Hackney and Lambeth also had figures above the national average. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Tolworth drug dealer sentenced to 2 years
A drug dealer who lived next to Tolworth junior school’s been jailed for two years.
Jack Smith, who’s 21, of School Lane was arrested after police found more than £7,000 worth of cocaine.
Officers also discovered bags of cannabis, electronic scales, cash and three mobile phones. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am
Elderly woman has £4,000 stolen on bus in Chiswick
Officers are appealing for help in identifying four men after an elderly lady had over £4,000 stolen as she boarded a bus in Hounslow.
Police want to identify the four men who followed the 70-year-old victim from Barclays Bank in Chiswick after she withdrew money on Friday, the 7th of August.
She then boarded a route E3 bus on Chiswick High Road, which is where officers believe the suspects stole the victim's money from her bag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am
Feltham boy arrested over TalkTalk hack
Police have arrested a teenage boy from Feltham in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.
The 16 year old was taken into custody yesterday.
A 15-year-old from Northern Ireland was arrested earlier this week. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am
Shaker Aamer released from Guantanamo Bay
The last British resident to be imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay has been released.
Shaker Aamer, who's a Saudi citizen but who used to live in Battersea with his family, has been in the US military jail in Cuba since 2002.
He was first picked up in Afghanistan - but has never been formally charged for anything or put on trial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am
A milkman from Wimbledon will hang up his crates for the last time today after 30 years in the job
Michael Keirle, who has been delivering milk to the same areas of Ashtead and Epsom is retiring.
He’s handing the milk-bottle-baton to his colleague Tony Zammit.
Micheal estimates he’s delivered over 4.5 million pints during his time. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am
Police say Clapham sex attacks are linked
Detectives believe a series of sex attacks which target lone women in Clapham at night are linked.
Eight women have been assaulted in the last month, forcing police to raise patrols.
All of the women described the man as being of Mediterranean or middle-eastern appearance with dark hair, police said.
Detectives said the man is targeting lone women late at night, with all eight victims in their 20s and 30s. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am
Chelsea's former team doctor to make legal claim against club
It's understood Chelsea's former team doctor is seeking a claim for constructive dismissal.
It's believed lawyers for Dr Eva Carneiro have sent legal papers to the club.
It could lead to an employment tribunal, unless an out-of-court settlement can be agreed.
Dr Carneiro was dropped from first-team duties after being criticised by manager Jose Mourinho for attending to a player in the closing stages of a game in August. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 am
UPDATE: Missing American found near train tracks in Feltham
A body found near the train tracks between Feltham and Staines yesterday has been identified by police as missing American Josh Sanchez-Maldonado.
The 24-year-old from San Francisco arrived in the UK on October the 21st for a job interview.
He vanished the following day from the St Giles hotel in Feltham.
Members of his family are now in the UK. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Accident closes part of A3
An accident on the A3 at Hook has closed the carriageway Southbound.
It's believed an elderly woman crashed into the central reservation before flipping her car.
It's not yet known what her injuries are. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Person dies near Feltham station
A person has died after falling onto the tracks near Feltham Station.
Officers were called to a line just before 1pm, to reports of a body on the line.
Officers from British Transport Police and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a person with injuries, which were consistent with being struck by a train.
Officers are now working to establish the person’s identity and the circumstances around the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.
Anyone with any information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text us on 61016 quoting 206 of 29/10/15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
New Zealand announce unchanged line-up for Saturday final at Twickenham
New Zealand have named an unchanged team to face Australia at Twickenham in Saturday's rugby union World Cup final.
Fly-half Dan Carter will be making his last appearance for the All Blacks before stepping down from the international game.
It's also expected to be captain Richie McCaw's final match before announcing his retirement from Test rugby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Diwali lights come to Surbiton.
In a first, lights for Divali will be turned on in Surbiton town centre this year.
New Malden High Street and the Hook Centre will also display illuminations marking the ancient Hindu festival. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Fancy bikes stolen from fancy Weybridge address.
Three specialised bikes have been stolen from Oatlands Drive in Weybridge.
Surrey police have issued an appeal over the bikes which are worth more than £7,000 altogether.
They were taken between late Saturday afternoon and Monday morning.
One of them – a Litespeed Blade has a distinctive flower image printed near the handlebars.
The second a Cervelo SLC SC has a specialised saddle in white and the third bike - another Cervelo has no peddles or saddle. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
Woman from Godalming helping others through breast cancer
When 42-year-old Alicia Dent from Godalming was diagnosed with breast cancer last year she had to leave her job.
She couldn’t work as a secretary anymore as chemotherapy left her with nerve loss in her hands – but it hasn’t stopped her starting her own company.
Her business Serenity Hampers sells gift sets specifically catering for people who have cancer.
Alicia tells Radio Jackie that many people are unaware of some of the side effects of cancer treatment.
This month is breast cancer awareness month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
The world’s only one handed concert pianist is bringing his tour back to his home town of Epsom tonight
Born without his right hand, Nicholas McCarthy has toured the world but had his first professional concert at Epsom Playhouse in 2010.
He’s just signed a record deal with Warner, the same company as Ed Sheeran, and will be performing at the Playhouse tonight.
Nicholas told Jackie News why performing at home is so special.
If you’ve ever wanted to get the lowdown on Dementia, now’s your chance
People in Chertsey and Woking will be able to put their questions to the experts today.
The Alzheimer’s Society roadshow will be at Asda in Woking’s Lion Shopping centre this morning, and at St Peter’s hospital tomorrow.
The aim is to increase awareness of the condition which affects over 16,000 people in Surrey. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 am
Zac nags fellow Richmond Park Tory
Tory mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith wants a former Conservative environment secretary to publicly state what she knew about the diesel emissions testing scandal.
The Richmond Park MP wants Caroline Spelman to “come clean” after it emerged her department was warned about problems with EU vehicle tests and possible cheating by Volkswagen.
The car-maker says it’s lost 2.51 billion pounds for the third quarter of this year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am
Kingstonian move up Ryman Premier table
Kingstonian are seventh in the Ryman League’s Premier division this morning after their goalless draw at Leatherhead.
The K’s are just six points off the top.
In the South Division last night Molesey won 2-1 at Walton Casuals. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 am
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Woking place entire squad on loan list
Woking have taken the step of making their whole playing squad available for loan following their FA Cup Qualifying Round exit.
The Cards went down 3-0 at lower league Maidenhead United on Saturday, meaning they have only won one of their last eight games.
Chairman Mike Smith has told the squad that if they don’t want to contribute, they “can go and ply their trade somewhere else”. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 pm
Brentford extend Chelsea midfielder's loan
Brentford have extended the loan of Chelsea midfielder John Swift until January.
The 20-year-old has impressed in his four appearances for the Bees, scoring in their 3-0 win at Charlton on Saturday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm
Sutton Council give grant to help refugees
Sutton Refugee and Migrants Network have thanked the Borough for their support in part-funding an advice worker.
The Council gave the charity £10,000 to train Lucy Minyo, allowing the organisation help those with more complex problems.
They offer friendship, advice, counselling and English language classes to those who have newly arrived in Sutton.
Last year almost one in five of those they helped came from Sri Lanka. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm
Man threatened with weapon in Egham
A man has been threatened with a weapon by three men as he made his way home in Egham on Sunday night.
It happened at around midnight on Hythe Field Avenue when the victim was robbed of his mp3 player.
The suspects are described as three black men in their twenties. All were wearing hooded jackets and one had a green knitted balaclava.
They made off in the direction of Thorpe Lea Road. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm
Man arrested over a series of sexual assaults
Detectives investigating what is believed to be a linked series of sexual assaults in the Brixton Hill/ Clapham area on Monday, have arrested a man in connection with all three assaults.
He has been taken into custody at a south London police station.
Enquiries continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
The Lib Dem leader has called on the government to take in three thousand unaccompanied children to ease Europe's migration crisis
Tim Farron has just returned from the Greek island of Lesbos, where he saw first-hand what many refugees and migrants are experiencing.
Jan from Woking has spent the last week on holiday in Kos. She explains what she has seen.
Supporters say the new Crossrail 2 station in Chelsea will create jobs and houses- but opponents say it puts listed buildings at risk!
These are just some of the views on the new Cross rail 2 plans, which may see Chelsea Fire Station used as a train station.
TFL recently ditched its support for the plan at Chelsea, saying it should be built closer to Sloane Square, on Sydney Street.
The Crossrail scheme has received widespread praise from politicians and business owners who say it will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and homes. Surbiton and Kingston MP James Berry called the introduction of Crossrail 2 the only “viable solution” for the borough’s increasingly congested network.
In surrey, County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “This train link is vital for commuters and businesses – not only will the planned railway reduce overcrowding, it will boost the economy in Surrey, London and the wider region.
Below you can listen to Chris Lenon of the No Crossrail in Chelsea campaign talking with Jackie reporter Joshua Doherty.
A Police Officer in Wandsworth is rewarded for bravery
A Metropolitan police officer based in Wandsworth has been awarded a National Bravery Award.
PC Winston Mugarura was off-duty one evening last December when he confronted a group of 10 men attacking a lone man in Camden.
He shielded the victim fending off the attackers and was himself punched in the process - he then ran after the group as they went on to viciously attack two women.
As a result of PC Mugarura’s actions several of the attackers were convicted and jailed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm
The 74 year old British grandfather threatened with flogging in Saudi Arabia should be heading home within a week
Foreign Secretary and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond, has raised the case of Karl Andree, who was sentenced last year for breaking strict anti-alcohol laws, during talks in the country.
Runnymede and Weybridge MP flies with The Royal Squadron
It seems it’s not just the Royals who come under fire for the amount of royal flights they use in a year.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond used the service 28 times in the first 8 months after he succeeded William Hague in July last year.
The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge used the RAF’s number 32, The Royal Squadron, instead of scheduled airlines.
A spokesman for Mr Hammond said using an RAF flight is quicker and makes some destinations more accessible.
The total cost of all of his flights, is thought to be over £200,000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
The new Kingston History centre launches today with over 800 years of history on show
The newly refurbished former magistrates court holds rare books, maps and photographs for all to see.
After its launch today it'll be open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays between 10am-5pm and 10am-7pm on Thursdays. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Decorative poppies have been removed from Surbiton station just days from remembrance Sunday
South West Trains says the move was taken in case train drivers mistook them for red signals.
Commuters who had welcomed the emergence of the poppies at the weekend, have now tweeted their despair.
One man, Jonathan Wright, wrote saddening display of disrespect at Surbiton with the removal of poppies posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Calling all brave soles for Shooting Star Chase’s Fire Walk
Shooting Star Chase, which has hospices in Hampton and Guildford, is asking for our help raising money . . . by walking on hot coals up to 1200°F at Chiswick Park’s firework display.
The charity's first Fire Walk in 2014 (pictured), saw 80 daredevils raise a massive £28,000 for the children's hospices.
The Shooting Star Chase Fire walk will take place next Wednesday as part of Chiswick Park’s annual display at the Chiswick Business Park.
Fire walkers will take to the coals after the display and, unlike other charity challenges, the only training required for this once-in-a-lifetime experience will be given on the night by Guinness World Record holder Scott Bell.
If you want to take part, call the team on 01932 823100.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Man remains in hospital after Hammersmith collision
A pedestrian remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a van in Hammersmith on Monday evening.
The man was struck just after 5pm in Hammersmith Broadway, close to the Tube station.
He was taken to hospital by medics from London’s Air Ambulance. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am
Police appeal after attempted robbery in Epsom
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in the Ebbisham area of Epsom.
A man knocked at the door to a property in Whitehorse Drive at around 9.30pm last Wednesday, claiming to be a window cleaner.
It’s reported the man forced his way in and threw items around before attacking a teenage boy there with a sharp implement.
The suspect is in his late 30s or early 40s; around 5ft 10” and spoke with a local accent - he was wearing a grey tracksuit with the hood up and black gloves. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
A disappointing start to the winter schedule for a Surrey cricketer
Surrey cricketer Zafar Ansari will miss the start of the England Performance Programme schedule this winter.
The all-rounder is still recovering from the thumb he broke last month within hours of being called up for his first Test tour.
Ansari could join the group later on.
Mark Footitt, who was part of England's Ashes squad, and Hampshire's Liam Dawson have been added to the programme. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Appeals to re-open investigation of a death in Croydon
Former residents of a children's home in Croydon have called for the reopening of an investigation into a boy's death there in 1977.
Survivors of abuse at Shirley Oaks believe 15 year-old Peter Davis found hanged in the toilets 38 years ago, may not have killed himself.
The home which was targeted by paedophiles was closed in 1983 and three people have been convicted of child abuse there during the 1970s and 80s.
Lambeth Council has acknowledged "very serious historic failings" and apologised to those abused while in its care.
24 year old Josh Sanchez-Maldonado is still missing from Feltham.
The US national arrived in the UK on a flight from Japan on Wednesday and was last seen leaving his hotel in Feltham at about 12.35pm that afternoon.
His family has not heard from him since and he is not believed to have access to money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm
Surrey cracks down on tenancy fraud
Spelthorne Council has launched a new publicity campaign to tackle to problem of tenancy fraud.
The “Don’t stop his family having a home” campaign hopes to crack down on fraudsters preventing families from moving into permanent homes.
Residents are asked to report any suspicions about fraudulent tenancy activity as this could lead to housing a family who are in temporary accommodation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm
Man wanted by Kingston Police
Kevin Pickering of Lower Green Gardens, Worcester Park, is wanted for Domestic Burglary and Assault.
On Thursday the 9th of July, it is alleged that he broke into his ex-partner's house and stole a number of items.
The victim then returned home to find him inside her house and was then assaulted.
If you know where he is, contact PC Lisa Keely at Kingston CID on 0208 721 5879 or 101 and quote reference: 0406482/15
If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Do not approach Kevin if you see him, instead please call 999. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Do you recognise these mattresses ?
Elmbridge Borough Council has released this picture of a load of mattresses found fly-tipped in Cobham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Korea Foods in New Malden has pulled the sale of live crabs after shoppers discovered they were being packaged in cling film
Although the move is only temporary, a spokesman said that the supermarket recognises public concern.
A council investigation found that the store at Shannon Corner had made no breaches, but bosses say they have contacted the RSPCA to decide how best to move forward. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Croydon is the most miserable place in London
Wandsworth is one of the most prosperous areas in London.
Four out of five of Britain's most affluent areas are in the Capital, according to a new study by think-tank The Legatum Institute..
Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea top the list followed by Westminster and Wandsworth.
The final spot in the top five goes to Camden and the City of London combined.
In contrast, the UK’s least prosperous area is Greater Manchester, and in London, it’s Bexley and Greenwich followed by Croydon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm
Sutton police urge vigilance against crime as the evenings draw in
Now the clocks have gone back and darker evenings are drawing in, police are encouraging those out and about in Sutton to help police fight crime.
Officers are keen for employees and workers who are out as darkness falls, to be vigilant and to report anyone acting suspiciously.
It’s hoped they can help police combat the traditional rise in burglary at this time of year – often crimes occur before people come home from work.
Householders are also encouraged to protect their homes such as using timers on lights - and making sure windows and doors are locked and secured. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Chelsea's manager in trouble (again)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is once again in trouble with the Football Association.
He's been charged with misconduct after being sent to the stands during his side's Premier League defeat at West Ham on Saturday.
Mourinho is already appealing a 50-thousand-pound fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban over comments he made about a referee.
Chelsea face Stoke in the fourth round of the League Cup tonight. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am
Celebrated former Chelsea player to receive an OBE
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is to be awarded an OBE today for services to football.
The ex-England International will be given the honour by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
Lampard - who now plays Major League Soccer for New York City – was Chelsea's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
The MP for Streatham is to marry
The MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna - who briefly entered the race to succeed Ed Miliband as Labour leader - is marrying his girlfriend.
Their plans were announced in a notice placed in The Times by Alice Sullivan's parents.
The former shadow business secretary pulled out of the leadership contest because of the media's scrutiny of his partner and family.
He’s now returned to the backbenches. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am
TB rates are high in Hounslow
Parts of London have higher rates of tuberculosis than Rwanda or Iraq.
That’s according to a report by the London Assembly which shows Hounslow has a rate of more than 150 cases of TB per 100,000 people – the average is 13.
The borough has the third highest level of the disease in London – only Newham and Brent are higher.
The rate of infection among those born in the UK has risen, while among the non-UK-born it’s fallen - and the report said it would be wrong to assume TB was a disease of migrants. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
Monday, 26 October 2015
An inquest has heard a tube driver saw a man 'stumbling and fall onto the tracks' before being killed at Old Street tube station
The victim, 34 year old Nicholas Mann, who lived with his wife in Wimbledon, was hit by the Tube in the early hours of March the 29th.
Driver Paul Johnson told the court: “I Immediately pushed the emergency brake.
When he fell another gentleman was trying to pull him out. The train was braking when it hit both of them."
Mr Johnson, a train driver for 21 years, said the train was travelling at "around 30mph" when Mr Mann was hit.
The victim was travelling back from a heavy metal gig with his brother Robert. He suffered a "massive head injury"
A jury at St Pancras Coroners' Court recorded a verdict of accidental death. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
Police appeal after theft in Wallington
Police have issued an image of two men they wish to speak to in connection with a burglary at a house in Wallington.
The theft took place while there was building work being done at the property in Osmond Gardens at the beginning of September.
The front door was left open and the house owner's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - valued at around £500 - was stolen from the hallway.
The owner had bought the black mobile phone the previous week. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Met conduct campaign to tackle knife crime in London
Metropolitan Police are running a week of activity to tackle knife crime in London.
Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols on estates and in places where people are believed to be carrying weapons.
Known offenders will be targeted and intelligence-led stop and search conducted, as well as sweeps in public places where it's believed knives are hidden.
The operation follows a similar campaign in July which had a significant impact - with over 900 knives recovered and more than 270 arrests. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm
The Rotunda in Kingston has been evacuated after a number of children became unwell earlier
A suspected gas leak in the Odeon cinema within the complex is to blame.
Police were called just before 12.30 and London ambulance treated a number of youngsters enjoying their half term break at the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm
Man sentenced after an assault in Cheam
A man’s been sentenced after assaulting a woman in Cheam.
20 year old Tashan Finn from Mitcham called at his victim’s home early one Saturday morning in May claiming he was a builder.
He pushed the 67 year old back into her hallway, grabbed her throat and kissed her face – she managed to break free and alerted neighbours.
Finn was sentenced to five months' imprisonment suspended for two years after being found guilty of common assault.
Reigate rail users want Oyster card extension
A group of rail commuters from Reigate and Redhill have handed a petition to the rail minister calling on the government to extend London’s transport zone.
Members of the Reigate, Redhill and District Rail Users Association met with Claire Perry and Reigate MP Crispin Blunt.
They say nine direct trains to London have been recently cancelled and want zone 6 to be extended as compensation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am
Sunday, 25 October 2015
England's most expensive towns.....
For those of us living just outside the London borders, it’ll come as no surprise that the first “Million Pound Towns” have just been identified in our local area.
Despite falling sales nationwide, Cobham and Virginia Water have been identified as Britan’s most expensive towns with average house prices of over a million pounds.
Researchers working for Lloyds Banking have been doing the sums on data provided by the Land Registry for the first half of 2015.
This is the first time the average property price has hit £1 million outside the London area. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm
Investigations continue after Feltham death
Investigations are continuing after a man died after being hit by a train close to Feltham station.
It’s believed the man was hit at around 6pm yesterday at the level crossing in Bedfont Lane.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm
Cyclist films collision in Parsons Green
A cyclist from Surbiton has captured the moment he collided with a car at high speed at a junction in Parsons Green.
29-year-old civil engineer Myles Gatherer was wearing a headcam which filmed the moment of impact on the New King’s Road.
Mr Gatherer suffered a fractured hand and acute back pain following the crash.
He is now calling for some roads in the city to be closed to cars.
Defeat for Quins in Leicester
Harlequins have lost 22-19 to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in their Premiership clash.
Quins were leading 13-12 at half time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Woman allegedly raped in Wimbledon
A woman has been allegedly raped as she walked home alone through Wimbledon.
Police were called at 2am this morning by the victim, a 34-year-old woman.
She said she’d been attacked 30 minutes earlier by a man she didn’t know in Dundonald Recreation Ground in Dundonald Road.
No-one has been arrested and police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
Investment for Richmond youngsters with learning disabilities
More youngsters with learning disabilities in Richmond will be given the opportunity to live independently, thanks to a new investment.
Four new high quality schemes are to open in the borough, in addition to the eight already in existence.
They enable the youngsters to live independently with each person receiving a tailored support package based on their individual needs.
This could range from a few hours a week up to 24 hours a day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Vince Cable criticises tax credit cut proposals
The former Twickenham MP and Business Secretary Vince Cable has joined critics of a plan to cut tax credits ahead of a crucial vote in the House of Lords' tomorrow.
He lost his seat in Twickenham at the general election in May.
A number of Sunday papers have reported some Conservative minsters including the leader of the Scottish Conservatives have expressed concerns.
Cable says they have an opportunity to say no. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am
Missing 12 year old from New Addington
Police are concerned for the welfare of 12-year-old Casey Rooney who went missing in New Addington a week ago.
Casey was last seen at home on Sunday the 18th of October. He has gone missing before, however not for this length of time.
Officers believe Casey has been with older friends. He had stated on social media that he planned to return home on Friday, but he did not do so.
Casey is described as a light-skinned black boy with freckles on his face and short, curly hair. He was last seen wearing a dark grey waterproof coat with hood and small Nike logo.
Anyone who may have seen him should call Croydon police on 101 quoting reference 15MIS041550.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
New Zealand captain praised after victory at Twickenham
New Zealand rugby union head coach Steve Hansen praised influential captain Richie McCaw for guiding his side to the World Cup final.
They're still on course to become the first country to defend the title - after beating South Africa 20-18 at Twickenham.
The All Blacks will face the winner of this afternoon's last four tie between Australia and Argentina.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am
The Moonwalk returns to Clapham Common in May
The prestigious event, raising money for Breast Cancer charity Walk the Walk, attracts thousands of people from across the UK.
Men, women and children, will pound the streets of London in their decorated bras in the overnight stroll on May the 14th.
Registration for the Moonwalk opened this week.
Retro girl band the Tootsie Rollers have released the first charity’s first single and will be performing on the night.
To download the single, with all proceeds going to charity, click here. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Rugby semi-final today at Twickenham
Argentina play Australia today in the Rugby Union World Cup semi-final at Twickenham at 4 pm.
It follows the All Blacks defeat of South Africa 20-18 yesterday afternoon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Vigil held at Downing Street for Battersea resident.
Supporters of the last British prisoner at Guantanmo Bay - Shaker Aamer - are holding a vigil in Downing Street this afternoon.
They're concerned that his release could be delayed.
Shaker Aamer, from Battersea, has spent 13 years at the military Cuban prison camp without trial or charge.
The US Government has already cleared him for release twice, and Mr Aamer says he is not getting his hopes up this time. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am
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