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Saturday, 14 November 2015
UPDATED: Gatwick North Terminal has re-opened
A man has been arrested at Gatwick Airport after he was seen discarding a gun in a car park bin.
The north terminal was evacuated just after 10am - with many passengers stranded.
It's believed another suspicious item was discarded in the airport, which was searched for a number of hours with a controlled explosion carried out this afternoon. Flights are now getting back underway.
The French man arrested is being questioned.
Although South Terminal was open, it was struggling to cope with the amount of passengers passing through earlier. Philip Stewart was one of those passengers stranded earlier.
Meanwhile, the people of Paris have been posting pictures of their support for the city on Twitter under the slogan Liberté égalité fraternité
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm
Arrest in connection with Woking death
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of 35-year-old Stuart Brown in Woking in April this year.
Mr Brown's body was found in an area of Horsell Moor just before 11am on Wednesday 22 April.
A man in his 30s from Haslemere has been arrested on suspicion of assault, manslaughter and perverting the course of justice. He has been released on bail until January 15, 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm
M3 death after crash
A pedestrian has died following a collision on the M3 near Sunbury yesterday evening.
The incident occurred near to junction 2 at 7.30pm when a Skoda was involved in a collision with a male pedestrian.
The man was flown to St Marys Hospital, Paddington by air ambulance and later died. His next of kin have been informed.
The driver of the Skoda was treated at the scene for shock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
Romans exhibition in Cobham
A new exhibition in Cobham is showing the influence that the Romans had on the area.
The first Roman invasion has a narrative that runs straight through the heart of Cobham, so they hope that many groups will visit this exhibition.
‘Roman Cobham’ is on display now at the newly opened space at Cobham library.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm
Maternity unit investment in Epsom and St Helier
Maternity units at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are to benefit from 254,000 pounds worth of investment.
The funding’s been secured by maternity teams as part of NHS England’s Sign up to Safety.
It will be used to purchase new monitors and support staff with training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Surrey police reforms
Surrey Police are adjusting their policing model due to an increase in crimes affecting vulnerable people alongside austerity-driven budget cuts.
Over the last 3 years, reports of sexual offences have gone up by over 100% while there’s been a 34% increase in reports of domestic violence.
In the same time period, reports of house burglaries and thefts from cars have fallen.
The department is increasing the size of its teams that protect the vulnerable in an attempt tackle this issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Twickenham flies the French flag in show of solidarity after #Paris attacks
The PM says we must "be prepared" for British casualties as he condemns the "brutal and callous murderers" behind the bloodshed.
The Prime Minister has condemned the "brutal and callous murderers" behind the attacks in the French capital last night that left more than 120 dead.
Speaking at Downing Street, Mr Cameron said the UK's terror threat level will remain at "severe", but the bloodshed in Paris would prompt a review of plans.
In Twickenham, shops in Church Street are flying the French flag in a show of support for those killed.
Pic: Fiona Fairweather
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Still plenty of football despite international break.
It may be international week but there are still plenty of club sides in action this weekend.
AFC Wimbledon continue their promotion push as they visit Portsmouth tomorrow, with Woking hosting Macclesfield this afternoon.
Below that, Sutton United hope to win for the first time in five attempts when they visit Bishop's Stortford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Friday, 13 November 2015
Man hit by car whilst walking near M3
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a pedestrian and a car on the M3 tonight.
The incident occurred near to Sunbury after junction 2 at 7.30pm when a Skoda was involved in a collision with a male pedestrian.
The man has been flown to St Mary's Hospital in London in a serious condition.
The driver of the Skoda was treated at the scene for shock. The northbound carriageway is currently closed and is likely to be so for several hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 pm
Indian PM addresses packed Wembley rally
Around 60,000 people filled Wembley Stadium to hear Narendra Modi speak, following his lunch at Buckingham Palace.
He was given a raucous welcome by tens of thousands of fans at Wembley Stadium.
He was introduced on stage by Prime Minister David Cameron, who described Friday night's rally as a "truly historic moment".
London Mayoral Conservative Candidate Zac Goldmith (pictured with Prime Minister Modi and David and Samantha Cameron) was also there to welcome him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 pm
Michael Meacher's funeral takes place in Wimbledon Village
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and former leader Ed Miliband have paid tribute to veteran Labour leader Michael Meacher at his funeral in Wimbledon Village.
Crowds gathered at St Mary's Church to remember the former Labour minister who died last month, aged 75, following a short illness.
Donations were made to human rights group Amnesty International and aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 pm
A man jailed for drink driving
A lorry driver from Poland has been jailed for being more than three times over the drink driving limit.
56 year old Bogdan Makoza was stopped on the M25 near Chertsey on Thursday and has been jailed for six weeks.
He was arrested after a member of the public saw him drinking from a bottle of wine.
He was sentenced today at Redhill Magistrates Court, and has also been disqualified from driving for 3 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm
Updated: retired Sunbury teacher and vicar jailed for child sex abuse
A retired vicar and teacher who used to work in Sunbury has been jailed for 13 years for child sex abuse.
73-year-old Roger Wakely from Devon was found guilty of 27 counts of non-recent sexual assault offences against four victims.
Six of the offences took place in Sunbury with the others taking place in London and Leicester in the 70s and 80s.
An investigation was launched after a former pupil at Bishop Wand school came forward reporting offences while Wakely was a teacher and pastor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Danny Cipriani faced with drink driving charge
England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been charged with drink driving.
The Sale Sharks player, who lives in Raynes Park, was arrested following a collision between his car and another in June.
At the time, the 28-year-old was given a breath test and taken to a west London police station before being released on bail.
He is due to appear at West London Magistrates' Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Football star to bench press Pudsey for charity
AFC Wimbledon is holding a further fund-raiser this afternoon to raise money for Children in Need.
It's being run jointly with Paul Strank Roofing.
Football star Bayo Akinfenwa, supposedly the world's strongest footballer, will be bench pressing Pudsey Bear.
Irene Strank from Paul Strank roofing, explains why she feels it's such a good cause.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
Police need our help to locate two men in Croydon.
Police in Croydon are appealing for information to help them trace two men.
Detectives want to talk to 33 year old John Lewis Donaldson from Croydon in connection with three investigations related to burglaries in Shirley.
He has connections within the Stroud Green and Addiscombe areas.
Officers are also looking to trace 38 year old Jason Gamble from Croydon who is wanted for a breach of court order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm
Firefighters rescue four people from a blaze in Hanwell.
Firefighters have rescued four people from a house converted into flats in Hanwell.
The blaze broke out in the property in Uxbridge Road during the early hours of this morning.
The fire damaged part of a three room flat on the first floor and left the rest of the building heavily smoke logged.
It’s also prompted a safety warning about using incense sticks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
An elderly woman missing from the Croydon area has been located by police
86 year old Sheila Poupard, was found safe and well earlier.
She is currently being treated at a south London hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Carshalton burglary foiled by PCSO
A burglary in Carshalton’s been foiled by a PCSO.
Mario Palermo was on routine patrol when he disturbed two burglars who’d broken into an estate agents on Sunday.
The men fled the building and drove off in a silver car.
They left behind the £100 in cash from a charity fundraiser which took place the night before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
Man due in court after murder in Uxbridge
Police investigating the murder of a woman in Uxbridge have charged a man with her murder.
Emmanuel Willems, who’s 22, of Ivybridge Close, Uxbridge will appear in court later.
The emergency services were called on Wednesday evening after a woman in her 50s was found with serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am
TFL in row with Heathrow about airport related traffic
Transport for London has warned that congestion could be significantly worse than predicted, if Heathrow gets a third runway.
TfL said the recent report recommending Heathrow did not use the maximum capacity of the runway to predict extra flight numbers.
They say that could mean another 450,000 trips taken on the road and rail network in the capital every day.
Heathrow responded, saying that the new Crossrail project would help ease the pressure, and that there would be no significant increase in airport related traffic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am
Sunbury vicar to be sentenced for historical child sex abuse
A retired vicar and teacher who used to work in Sunbury has been found guilty of the historic sex abuse.
Roger Wakely, a former pastor at The Bishop Wand Church of England School, molested 4 boys aged between 12 and 15 in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
He’ll be sentenced later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am
People injured after Croydon fireworks display goes wrong
Croydon council could be in trouble after a fireworks display went wrong last night.
People claimed they were left with burns after the Christmas lights were switched on at the Centrale Shopping Centre.
It’s thought embers fell onto the crowd after the fireworks were set off from the roof of the building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am
Brixton cult leader in court charged with raping women in the 70s
A court’s heard that the leader of a communist cult, which used to be based in Brixton effectively imprisoned his daughter for 30 years.
Aravindan Balakrishnan, who’s 75, from North London allegedly carried out a "brutal" campaign of "sexual degradation" against followers in the 70s.
The former leader of the Workers Institute denies charges including four counts of rape and seven of indecent assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Harlequins begin European Challenge Cup with win
Harlequins eased to a bonus point victory in the first rugby union European Challenge Cup game of the season last night.
They beat Montpellier 41-18 at the Twickenham Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am
Thursday, 12 November 2015
New Wimbledon Theatre calls for donations of presents for St George's Hospital children's ward
New Wimbledon Theatre and Jamie Wilson Productions hope to make Christmas special for children at St George’s Hospital this year.
The Theatre’s calling for donations of gifts which will be delivered by Santa and his elves, the stars of Santa Claus and the Night before Christmas.
Unwrapped presents can be dropped off at the box office any time until Wednesday 25th November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm
A boy has been remanded in custody following a stabbing at a school in Southfields
The 16-year-old appeared charged with GBH after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the lobby area of Southfields Academy on Tuesday.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court next Wednesday.
Three other teenage boys who were arrested on suspicion of GBH have been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm
Dogs are being used in the fight against breast cancer
Walk the Walk, which hosts the annual Moonwalk, saw the arrival of a number of Medical Detection Dogs for a visit today.
The animals are trained to sniff out breast cancer on women's breath.
The dog charity has been handed a grant of £10,000 by Walk the Walk to fund a new research project.
It’ll involve women donating breath samples for detection by the dogs to test their reliability.
Dr Claire Guest is founder of Medical Detection Dogs - she is doing research based on her own experience.
To find out more about Medical Detection Dogs, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm
Reigate and Banstead Council holds 'Mini Mayor' Christmas Card competition
Reigate and Banstead council organised a competition for children to design a Christmas card for the borough’s Mayor earlier this month.
Year 5 and 6 pupils were asked to design a card for Councillor Mrs Joan Spiers to send to her friends and colleagues.
She’ll chose the card she likes best and the winner will also get to spend the day with her as ‘Mini Mayor’ having lunch and riding in the Mayoral car.
The winner of the competition is yet to be announced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm
Efit released in appeal to trace kidnapper
Detectives in Hammersmith have released an e-fit of man who tried to snatch a 14-year-old schoolboy off the street in broad daylight.
The boy was walking to school along Fitzneal Street, near Westfield Shopping Centre, yesterday.
At about 7:45am, a man in a silver-coloured car, possibly a Vauxhall Astra or similar, pulled up to the kerb beside the boy.
He got out of his vehicle and told him to get in the car.
The boy refused and the suspect told him if he didn't get in the car he would hurt him.
The man then tried to grab the boy who fortunately managed to push him away and run off.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on on 020 8246 2505 or police on 101.
To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm
HM job losses
HM Revenue and Customs says jobs will be lost as part of plans to merge 170 tax offices across the UK into 13 larger, regional centres.
Managers have confirmed fewer staff will be needed under the modernisation, but haven't given details of numbers.
The Public and Commercial Services union says the plans will be "absolutely devastating" for staff.
Around 58,000 people work in the current set-up.
One of the new centres will be in Croydon.
Tax offices will shut in Staines, Surbiton and also Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
Police appeal for help catching bogus charity collectors in Carshalton
Police are appealing for information about two young men going door-to-door in Carshalton pretending to raise money for charity for Africa.
The bogus collectors have been changing up their collections for notes at a local Post Office and pocketing the money.
One suspect is white – the other Asian.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
World record for parallel parking broken in Weybridge
The world record for the tightest reverse parallel park has been broken in Weybridge.
Alastair Moffatt successfully reversed a classic Mini Cooper into a space leaving a combined distance of just 34 cm at Brooklands Museum.
An on-site official Guinness World Records official confirmed that he bettered the previous record by 1 cm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
36 year old man given 10 years after brutal assault in Sutton
A 36-year-old man has been jailed for ten years for attacking a man with learning difficulties in Sutton.
They’d been part of a group who’d smoked drugs for several hours at a house in Welbeck Road in July.
Michael Mau from Mitcham became angry after the victim refused to pay for the drugs.
He poured boiling water onto his chest and stomach and hit him on the head with a metal bar.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm
Fire that killed the former leader Spelthorne Borough Council ruled accidental
A fire that killed the former leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, was accidental according to the fire service.
Robert Watts was pronounced dead at home in Shepperton in early October.
His funeral took place yesterday, and a civic memorial service is also being arranged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Former Chelsea striker favourite for Fulham role.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the new favourite to take over the vacant manager seat at Fulham.
The former Chelsea striker currently manages Burton Albion, and steered them to the League 2 title last season, and they currently sit second in League 1.
It comes after Steve Bruce had ruled himself out for the role, after previous manager Kit Symmons was sacked.
Other favourites for the job are Nigel Pearson and Alan Curbishley, with the latter refusing to rule himself out of the running and labelled it as 'attractive'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Cyclist injured after collision with cement mixer in Stockwell
A cyclist was left trapped under the front wheels of a cement mixer truck after being knocked down in Stockwell this morning.
He was taken to a South London hospital with a serious leg injury.
It means there’s congestion on the Wandsworth Road so avoid the area if possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am
A Woking based cancer research charity will get a special visit today
Walk the Walk, which hosts the annual Moonwalk, will see the arrival of a number of Medical Detection Dogs.
The animals are trained to sniff out breast cancer.
The dog charity has been handed a grant of £10,000 by Walk the Walk to fund a new research project.
It’ll involve women donating breath samples for detection by the dogs to test their reliability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am
Southfields stabbing - 16 year old boy to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court
A 16 year-old boy's appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later accused of grievous bodily harm, after a teenager was stabbed at his school in Southfields.
The victim was left with a leg injury after the attack on Tuesday.
Three other teenage boys have been bailed by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
Londoners revealed as the UK's earliest risers
A new study on sleeping patterns across the UK has revealed Londoners as the UK's earliest risers.
The average British adult goes to bed at 10.30pm and rises at 6.45am, waking up twice during the night and sleeping for 6.5 hours in total.
Whereas the average Londoner goes to bed at 11.45pm and wakes at 5.30am.
The majority of respondents confessed they struggle to fall asleep, noting stress and snoring as the two top reasons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Under 11 year olds to travel free on London trains
Children under 11 will be able to enjoy free travel on all National Rail services in London in the New Year.
Boris Johnson says they won’t have to be travelling with a paying adult.
Not such good news for grown ups though - season tickets will rise by nearly 1% in line with inflation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Tremeloes base player to appear in court next month
Two members of 1960s pop group The Tremeloes have been accused of indecently assaulting a girl under 16.
Leonard Hawkes who’s from Chertsey will appear with Richard Westwood in court next month over an allegation dating back nearly 50 years.
Hawkes also used to manage his son Chesney’s pop career.
The pair who are now in their 70s are being investigated over an incident in Chester in 1968.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Man stabbed in the chest in Streatham
A man in his 40s has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in the chest in Streatham this evening.
Police were called to the junction on the High Road and Pendennis Road at around 7.
No arrests have been made and the road remains partially blocked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm
Middlesex chairman steps down
The chairman of Middlesex is stepping down.
Ian Lovett has decided to leave at the end of the year.
He presided over a successful regeneration of the club’s fortunes culminating in them being runners-up in the County Championship last season.
He will be replaced as Chairman by current Treasurer Mike O’Farrell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm
New pier opens in Battersea
A new state-of-the-art pier opened today at Battersea, on the Thames river bus route.
Plantation Wharf provides a much-needed extra stopping point on the MBNA Thames Clipper service between Blackfriars and Putney.
The 2.8 million pound structure is the 20th pier on the service and offers Battersea residents a vital river link and access to the RB6 route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
A man from Weybridge is arrested after the death of a nursing home resident
A man from Weybridge has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of a woman at a nursing home.
A 93-year-old resident of Birdsgrove Nursing Home in Bracknell was taken to hospital with burn injuries in February - she died three days later.
A 54-year-old man is in police custody on suspicion of causing her death by gross negligence.
Previously another man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of ill treatment or wilful neglect - they are now on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Hounslow Police fall silent for #ArmisticeDay
Officers from Hounslow Police fell silent at 11am for two minutes earlier, along with the Irish Guards, Gurkhas and Hounslow Council staff at the Civic Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm
Mike Brown signs a new contract with Harlequins
England rugby union full-back Mike Brown has signed a new contract with Harlequins.
The new deal will take Brown to over 15 years at the Twickenham club - where he joined the academy in 2002.
Mike says he's excited at the prospect of trying to win trophies for the side, while maintaining his international career.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am
Kingston Police marks #ArmisticeDay
All available officers and staff stood still at 11am for two minutes to remember those who lost their lives during the wars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
Hounslow's children mark #ArmisticeDay
Children observed the two minute silence earlier.
Youngsters from Wellington Primary School laid wreaths to mark the occasion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am
Richmond Police mark #ArmisticeDay
Richmond will also be remembering the war dead as they fall silent at 11am for two minutes.
Richmond Police, pictured, also observed their two minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday after a ceremony in the town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am
Hounslow falls silent for #ArmisticeDay
A service of remembrance has begun at Hounslow's Civic Centre.
Dignitaries are marking the event with a Stepping Forward Ceremony.
They'll fall silent for two minutes at 11am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
The UK to fall silent for #ArmisticeDay
Hampton Court is one of the historic landmarks also falling silent later this morning.
A piper will mark the two minutes.
David Packer is State Aplomb team leader at the Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Sutton residents invited to identify long-lost relatives from World World I in astonishing collection of vintage photographs
Sutton residents are being invited to go online and see if they can spot any of their relatives from World War I in a collection of Edwardian and pre-war photographic glass-plate negatives.
Run by Sutton Council’s Archives Service, the Sutton Archives project is a collection of more than 10,000 glass-plate negatives by photographer David Knights-Whittome.
He owned shops in Sutton and Epsom from around 1904 until 1918.
The negatives were rescued from the basement of a high-street shop, having been untouched for 100 years, and are now stored at Sutton Library.
The collection contains hundreds – or perhaps thousands – of WW1 soldiers in uniform, a lost generation of men and boys who either lived in the area or were stationed locally before their postings.
Work to date has already uncovered images of a number of men whose names are listed on Sutton's war memorials.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am
Teenager recovering after stabbing at school in Southfields
A 15-year-old boy is recovering after being stabbed in the leg.
He was attacked in the lobby of Southfields Academy in Merton Road just after 2pm yesterday.
Police said they recovered three knives.
Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Woking-based firm is bought out
The largest take-over of a UK firm in corporate history will see British brewer S.A.B Miller's stake in a US producer sold off.
Its 50% share in Miller Coors will be offloaded as the Woking-based company is bought out by its larger rival, A.B InBev.
The long-awaited mega-merger is worth £71 billion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am
Police continue hunt for man with links to Sunbury
Police are appealing for information to help them trace a wanted man who has family connections in Sunbury.
54 year-old Bruce Brewer – also known as Bill – breached his bail conditions and was last seen in Cumbria in August.
Brewer’s described as being white, 6ft tall and of medium build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Body of man found in Thames at Twickenham
Police have discovered the body of a man in the Thames at Twickenham.
officers believe it to be that of 32 year old Anthony Ojeer, who was last seen leaving The George Pub in King Street on Halloween.
A member of the public reported a body in the water at Swan Island, near Twickenham Shipyard just after 10am.
Officers attended and the body of a man was recovered.
Mr Ojeer’s next-of-kin have been informed of this development.
Formal identification has not yet taken place.
At this stage the death is not thought to be suspicious.
A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Bus fire in Norbury
People walking along the busy A23 London Road in Norbury claim they heard an explosion on a bus earlier before it burst into flames.
London fire brigade has confirmed half of the double decker on route 108 was damaged in the fire at 11.40 this morning.
No one was injured and investigations are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Autumn conditions wreak havoc with train timetables
Rail services running in and out of London are seriously disrupted because of "leaf mulch" forming on the tracks
South West Trains and Southern Rail have apologised, but warned of substantial delays for the rest of today because of leaves on the line.
There were delays of over an hour this morning for passengers using Tattenham Corner, Woldingham and Norwood Stations.
A spokesperson for South West Trains said they work extremely hard to reduce the delays caused by Autumn conditions, but the network passes through many forested areas.
The delays have now cleared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm
Teenager charged over assault on elderly woman
A teenager arrested in connection with an assault on an elderly woman in Coulsdon has been charged with actual bodily harm.
CCTV footage shows the 87 year old victim being punched in the face on the route 166 bus almost three weeks ago.
The 14 year old girl’s been bailed to appear at Croydon Youth Court on the 10th of December.
Officers have also identified the second girl involved – she’s not been arrested at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Beddington cricket pitch damaged by motorbike
Photograph taken 4th November
Police are appealing for information after tyre tracks were left embedded on the pitch at Beddington Cricket Club.
The damage was caused on two occasions in the last few weeks.
Police teams believe the tracks were caused by a motorcycle - and consistent with a 'doughnut' manoeuvre.
Officers have increased their patrols are working closely with the club.
Photograph taken 7th November
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
Cyclist in critical condition after crash in Fulham
Police are appealing for information following a collision in Fulham which left a cyclist in a critical condition.
Emergency services were called to New King's Road at around seven yesterday evening to reports of two cyclists involved in a crash.
One of them, a man believed to be in his sixties, sustained life-threatening head injuries and was taken to a west London Hospital.
The other man, who's 25, received minor injuries and is assisting police with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am
Police appeal after heartless theft
Police in Hammersmith and Fulham are hunting for a heartless thief who stole a man's laptop while he was at the funeral of his six-year-old son.
It was being used to show photographs of the young boy during the service at a Pentecostal church in Scrub’s Lane last Monday.
CCTV shows a man walk into the building just after the service, removing the laptop from the case and putting it into a carrier bag before walking out.
The suspect is black and aged about 40 and walked with a distinctive limp - he was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am
Author visits Kingston University
Nick Hornby has taken part in Kingston University’s Big Read Project.
The best-selling author, who wrote About a Boy has hailed the power of literature, and given all the new undergraduates the book to read.
Hornby says university can be a time when students feel quite vulnerable, so encouraging a group read will create a common bond.
Professor Alison Baverstock has praised Nick Hornby as being the focus of their big read, making the project exceed ‘all of their expectations.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am
Police are looking to trace missing Walton girl
Surrey Police is appealing for help to trace a 14-year-old girl from Walton.
Officers are concerned for the welfare of Nhu Nguyen who was last seen at around 3.45pm yesterday in the town centre.
Nhu is Vietnamese and is slim with shoulder length dark hair with a fringe, 5ft tall.
She was last seen wearing a pink rain jacket, black leggings and a grey sweatshirt with New York branding.
Anyone who has seen Nhu or with any information on her current whereabouts should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 am
Monday, 9 November 2015
House on fire in Clapham Common
Road closures are in place around Clapham Common as fire fighters tackle a huge blaze.
Clapham Common Southside and Narbonne Avenue are closed in both directions because of the fire, which has taken over an end of terrace house.
The blazed is believed to have started in the lower ground floor of the five storey building.
It is believed to have caused damaged to the ground and first floors of the property. No one is thought to have been injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm
The former Weybridge home of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is to be demolished
The former Weybridge home of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is to be demolished, after being bought by a Russian billionaire for £5.8 million in March 2013.
Vladimir Scherbakov has been granted planning permission by Elmbridge Council to develop the Sunny Heights plot.
A basement swimming pool, staff quarters and gym will be some of the features in the new look modern home.
Ringo Starr and wife bought the property in July 1965 for £37,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm
A 13 year-old boy was taken to hospital today after a hit-and-run crash in Croydon
A 13 year-old boy was taken to hospital earlier today after an alleged hit-and-run in Croydon.
The schoolboy was walking in Whitehorse Road when he was knocked down by a car at 3.30 this afternoon.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries which were not life-threatening.
If you have any information you are asked to call Croydon Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm
Steve Bruce is linked with a move to Fulham
Hull City boss Steve Bruce is the favourite to become the new Fulham manager.
It’s after the club sacked Kit Symons yesterday.
Ex - Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is also thought to be in the running – as is former Villa manager Paul Lambert.
Fulham were beaten 5-2 at home by Birmingham on Saturday and lie 12th in the Championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm
A man jailed for child sex offences
A man from Reading has been jailed for 9 years after being found guilty of a string of sexual offences against a 12-year-old girl in Egham.
29 year old James Tough appeared in court where he was found guilty of a total of five charges between March and October 2013.
He’s also been given a Sexual Harm Order and will be on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Neil Fox trial
A former colleague of radio DJ Neil Fox has described how he acted "strangely" towards certain women he worked with.
During evidence at Westminster Magistrates' Court witnesses described times when the 54 year old allegedly touched women and made "laddish banter" at their expense.
Mr Fox, from Fulham, denies eight counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault, between 1998 and 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
UPDATED: Attack in #NewMalden
A 30 year old man has been bailed over a hammer attack in New Malden high street on Saturday.
Police were called to reports of a serious assault just after 3.30pm outside Tesco Express near the station.
The victim, who was known to his attacker, was taken to hospital where he was said to have received minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
Update to Croydon bus assault
A 14-year-old girl’s been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an elderly woman on a bus in Croydon.
It follows the release of CCTV footage of two teenagers police wanted to speak to, after the 87-year-old victim was punched in the face.
She suffered a black eye and needed to go to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
Strike action update at #Heathow
Over 900 Heathrow bound flights have been cancelled out of Germany.
Strike action by Airline Lufthansa means there’s no flights from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich until late tonight.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Refurbishment of council offices in Dorking
It will be decided next month if the refurbishment of Pippbrook offices in Dorking will go ahead.
The council says work on the building is essential in meeting health and safety requirements, and will increase energy efficiency.
Councillors will decide whether to accept the offer made by the approved contractor Willmott Dixon to carry out the refit.
The work is due to start in January, but the offices will remain open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
New London campaign to raise funds for heart disease
A new campaign to get workplaces across London fundraising to fight heart disease has revealed what people find most awkward at work.
The ‘Raise Funds Your Way’ campaign lists the 10 most awkward office moments.
Top of the list is accidentally clicking ‘reply all’ to private emails, followed by spilling tea down yourself and bumping into a colleague on the way home.
All the money raised will help transform the lives of the 648,000 people living in London with heart and circulatory disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am
Kingston saw a record number of burglaries over the bonfire weekend
Police have told us they saw the highest amount of reported break-ins over a two day period this year, and the crime spree could continue.
A group of individuals is hand picking houses to raid by knocking on doors first to see if the owner is in.
If the owner does happen to answer the door, they change tack and pretend to be carrying out work in the area.
DI Adam Guttridge with Kingston CID says the borough is one of the safest in London – and we can help keep it that way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Blue Badge fraudster is convicted in Sutton
Sutton Council's crackdown on Blue Badge fraud continues as another driver is convicted.
40 year-old Abu-Sola Ola-Lekan admitted using her disabled husband's car Badge when she stopped at Lodge Place to collect a pair of shoes for him.
She received a six month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay charges of £315.
Blue Badges are part of a European-wide agreement to allow disabled people to park close to their destination.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Former waste ground earns its third award
Despite being only 7 months old, Mitcham Community Orchard & Gardens has notched up its third award in as many weeks.
First they were shortlisted for the final four in the Mayor of London's Team Award, and then they were placed third in Merton in Bloom - and now the Orchard’s achieved first place in the National Clean Britain Award.
The former waste ground in Fieldgate Lane was notorious for fly-tipping, dog fouling and rats nests; it’s now filled with fruit trees, flowers and wildlife ponds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am
Elderly woman punched in Croydon
A teenager’s been caught on CCTV punching an 87-year-old woman in the face on a bus in Croydon.
The victim suffered a black eye after being hit by one of two girls who'd got on the Route 166 bus without paying, last month.
The suspects then ran away.
They are described as black and aged between 14 and 18 years old - one of the girls was wearing a black head band.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am
Life expectancy soars in Surrey
According to new official figures life expectancy for men and women in Surrey has significantly increased.
Data released by the Office for National Statistics covering 2012 to 2014 reveal that men reaching the age of 65 in the county can expect to live another 20 years.
That’s three years longer than the life expectancy over a decade ago.
During the same period life expectancy for women after 65 rose from 20.2 to 22 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am
Sunday, 8 November 2015
Government urged to take decisive action over Heathrow expansion
The government should take decisive action and support a third runway at Heathrow.
That’s according to the head of one of the UK’s biggest business groups.
CBI president Paul Drechsler will tomorrow tell the group’s annual conference that ministers should get on with it.
The Airports Commission published a report backing a third runway in July and a final government decision is expected by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm
Palace beat Liverpool
Crystal Palace have beaten Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield, thanks to a late Scott Dann header.
Yannick Bolasie had put them ahead after 21 minutes, but Philippe Coutinho levelled the tie just before half time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm
Curbishley takes training at Fulham
Alan Curbishley has taken over training duties at Fulham.
That’s after the Whites sacked manager Kit Symons at lunchtime, following yesterday’s 5-2 loss at home to Birmingham.
We spoke to Mike Gregg from the Fulham Supporters' Trust about the dismissal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Lecturer beaten in Wimbledon in own home to meet attackers
A university lecturer who was viciously beaten by a gang of Polish burglars at his home in Wimbledon is set to meet his attackers in prison.
Paul Kohler was left unrecognisable after the violent assault during the robbery last year.
He says he will meet 32-year-old Mariusz Tomaszewski with his wife Samantha and daughter Eloise in a few weeks’ time.
Tomaszewski was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the attack, while three others received combined sentences of 45 years.
Mr Kohler says it’s important to talk to the attackers about the effect it’s had as he doesn’t want their lives to be wasted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
CCTV still released by police after woman followed home from Wimbledon supermarket
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they’d like to speak to after an allegation of harassment in Wimbledon.
On Monday 26th October, a 42-year-old woman was followed from Sainsbury’s on Durnsford Road to her Wimbledon home.
Two days later, at around the same time, the victim heard knocking on her front window and saw the same man staring at her through the window.
Then, last Thursday evening, police were called to reports of the same man in her rear garden trying to gain access to her home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm
Fulham sack Symons
Fulham have sacked manager Kit Symons.
It comes after their sixth Championship defeat of the season - a 5-2 home loss to Birmingham.
Symons has been in charge for just over a year, having replaced Felix Magath.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Beddington Business Improvement District
Plans to establish a Business Improvement District in Beddington have received overwhelming support from local businesses.
Ninety seven per cent of votes cast during a ballot were in favour of the proposal.
Sutton council says the BID is projected to bring in at least 1-million pounds worth of investment over the next five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
Police appeal in Sunbury
Police are appealing for help to trace a man with links to Sunbury on Thames.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 54 year old Bruce Brewer from Southampton who’s broken his bail conditions.
He was last seen in Kendal in Cumbria last August.
Brewer is a white, 6ft tall, medium build and was last wearing a dark jumper, jeans and walking boots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am
Face of live music venue could change forever
One of the last live music venues in Kingston may have flats built above it.
Last week plans were submitted to the council to build eight flats above the Fighting Cocks pub on Old London road.
If the proposals were given the green light it would mean moving the bar and music venue to the basement.
The pub’s manager Jamie O’Grady thinks the move will significantly improve facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 am
Remembrance Day services
Today, will see four Remembrance Day services in the borough of Kingston.
New Malden, Kingston, Surbiton and Chessington will all be taking part.
The Mayor, Former Mayors, Councillors, Senior Officers of the Council and other key civic dignitaries will be present.
It begins at the War Memorial at 9.30am in New Malden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 am
Fighting fraud in Richmond and Kingston
Almost 1 million pounds of taxpayer’s money has been saved from fraudulent housing applications in Kingston and Richmond.
The latest figures since April reveal that £944,500 has been recovered by the newly created South West London Fraud Partnership.
Richmond and Kingston’s joint Housing Investigations team was recognised at the fighting Fraud Locally awards earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am