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Saturday, 21 November 2015
A good day for local teams after Chelsea beats Norwich 1-0
Chelsea will hope their poor run of form is over after winning in the Premier League against Norwich.
The reigning champions triumphed 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.
In the Championship Mk Dons are now in the relegation places following a 1 all draw with Fulham.
Brentford scored a 96th minute goal in their 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest
In the National League Woking beat Chester away 2-1.
In the National League South, Sutton Havant beat Waterlooville 3 nil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm
New research from Royal Holloway concerning the use of pesticides
A research team headed by Dr Dara Stanley from Royal Holloway has found the use of neonicotinoid pesticides affects pollination by bumblebees.
The study found that the bees who were exposed to levels of the pesticides used in agriculture collected pollen less often and visited flowers less frequently.
Bees are key pollinators for many crops.
This is the first study to focus on the effect of the pesticides on pollination and not on the bees themselves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm
Merton Council offers free parking leading up to Christmas
Merton is getting into the festive spirit and giving free parking at the weekends running up to Christmas – starting next weekend.
Council-managed car parks will be free except for Combe Lane.
This will save up to £6 for a four hour shop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm
It's all kicking off in Football this afternoon
After a two week international break, the Premier League is back today with Chelsea hoping to rectify their poor start at home to Norwich.
With kick-offs at 3pm, Fulham are playing MK Dons away in the Championship with Wimbledon hosting Wycombe Wanderers in League 2.
Below that, Woking are away at Chester having not won in five games, with Sutton hosting Havant & Waterlooville in the National League South.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Emergency services called for toilet troubles
The London Fire Brigade has released figures showing they have - on average – two incidents a day where they are called to help someone trapped in a toilet or bathroom.
Since 2011 they have had nearly 39 hundred call outs.
They’d like to wash their hands of these and they remind people to use the 999 service for genuine emergencies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Britain's hedgehogs are in a prickly state
A joint report published by two Wildlife charities indicates a continuing and dramatic decline in Britain’s hedgehog population.
Over the last 15 years, numbers of the endangered species have fallen overall by half in rural areas and a third in urban ones.
According to the study, an increase in fenced-in-gardens, the loss of hedgerows and intensive farming methods are largely responsible.
But figures show a higher number in Surrey and London compared to many other parts of the UK.
Volunteers are being encouraged to help by joining the Hedgehog Street campaign and using the Big Hedgehog Map which can both be found online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Jose Mourinho confident ahead of Norwich clash
Jose Mourinho is confident that his side will get a positive result at home to Norwich this afternoon.
Chelsea’s disastrous defence of their title has seen them lose seven of their first 12 matches, the worst title defence in Premier League history.
Below you can hear Mourinho says he’s seen enough to be sure of a good result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Putney kerbs deliveries on the High Street
Delivery vehicles will be banned from making daytime deliveries to Putney High Street as part of an initiative to cut traffic congestion and improve air quality.
The restrictions will come into force on the 11th of January.
All vehicles will be prohibited from parking, loading or unloading between 7 am and 7 pm from Monday to Saturday.
Deliveries can be made in marked parking bays on side roads but vehicles must be moved as soon as the delivery is complete.
Parking wardens will be keeping an eye on the bays and can issue penalty charge notices to anyone not complying with the new rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am
Talking regeneration in Battersea
A pop-up pizza wagon will handing out free food at the Doddington and Rollo estates in Battersea today as part of an initiative to engage people about development in the Nine Elms area.
The event takes place between 11 am and 3 pm outside Tesco.
A team will be available to answer questions about the regeneration programme, including information about jobs and training, housing, transport and community facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am
Mobile HIV testing in Croydon
With the start of National HIV Testing Week, residents in Croydon are being offered a chance to be tested in a mobile clinic which will be touring the borough until the 2nd of December.
Early diagnosis and treatment can help people to live a fairly normal lifespan.
But research by Public Health England has found that there are about 25,000 people in the UK who are unaware they have HIV.
The tests are confidential and results are provided within 15 minutes.
For details of where to find the clinic, go to www.swish.nhs.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 am
Friday, 20 November 2015
Mourinho wont look for reinforcements to aid his struggling side.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he won’t be looking for reinforcements in the January transfer window to help his struggling side.
The Blue currently sit 16th in the league having lost 7 of their opening 12 fixtures.
Click below to hear Mourinho tell journalists he trusts the current squad he has.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm
It's alright if you're wealthy in Chelsea
If you’re wealthy and living in Chelsea, you can expect to enjoy up to 25 more years of good health than those on lower incomes in the same borough.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest affluent residents will see 24.6 years more good health.
The total average number of years people can expect to live in good health is 63.5 for men and 64.8 for women nationally.
In the Capital, Newham has the lowest level of health inequality for men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Surrey's Crime Commissioner warns of possible terror attack
A former head of counter-terrorism has claimed police and the public would be "massacred" if there was a terror attack outside of London.
Kevin Hurley, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, has warned there are nowhere near enough armed officers.
It follows a leaked letter, in which police chiefs warn the Home Secretary about cuts to staff numbers.
Mr Hurley thinks a Paris-style attack could happen here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm
Merton organisations given £450,000 from the Health and Wellbeing Fund
Four Merton-based organisations have been awarded £450,000 to improve people's health and well-being within their communities.
The Wimbledon Foundation invited charities and organisations to apply for their grants earlier this year.
They were asked to show how they'd support mental and physical health, bring families together, and work with vulnerable groups.
Attic Theatre Company, Home-Start Merton, Jigsaw4u and Merton Voluntary Service Council will receive £30,000 a year for three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm
Clarke rejects Fulham
Steve Clarke says his decision to turn down Fulham to stay in charge of Reading was because of "ambition and professionalism" - not money.
Reports yesterday suggested the former West Brom boss was close to taking over at their Championship rivals.
But Clarke says Reading was his best option after he weighed up his options.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm
International motorsporting event starts today in London
Stars of motorsport come together for the 2015 Race of Champions event, which starts in London later.
The Olympic Stadium hosts 2 days of competition, with the main race going ahead tomorrow afternoon.
Woking based McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button tops the bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Robbers jailed for raids in South London including Croydon
A gang that robbed security guards as they made deliveries across south London, including in Croydon, have been jailed for more than 26 years.
The five men, who used stolen high powered scooters while committing the offences, were jailed after pleading guilty to a total of six robberies and three attempted robberies.
Police say this was a prolific criminal group whose offending spree in 2014 would have no doubt continued had they not been identified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Fulham FC miss out on Clarke
Reading boss Steve Clarke won’t be going to Fulham.
It’s believed he had been in talks with the West London club, but has decided to stay in his current role.
Fulham sacked Kit Symons earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Naming a baby is usually something a couple wants to do together
But a die hard football fan from Croydon has taken no chances when it comes to his son’s name.
Mike Bloomfield has legally registered the little boy Bermondsey Millwall Den Bloomfield – without telling his wife.
Mr Bloomfield says if Brooklyn is good enough for the Beckhams, Bermondsey, his former home, is good enough for them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
Part of South Croydon sealed off
Armed police have sealed off a road in South Croydon.
They were called to an address in Brighton Road to reports a firearm had been found.
Officers were understood to have been assisting with an eviction at a disused car dealership near the Purley Arms when the discovery was made.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest news and travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Transport for London could take over South West Trains routes
South West Trains routes going into the capital and also in Surrey could come under the control of Transport for London.
The idea’s part of a report looking into transforming and upgrading the rail network around the city.
South West Trains’ franchise is due to end in June 2017, which could lead to TFL making a bid.
Suggested lines in the Devolving Rail Services To London report are South West Trains routes from Weybridge via Staines, Virginia Water and Chertsey, the Shepperton line, Hampton Court via Surbiton and Dorking via Epsom and Leatherhead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am
Brixton cult leader compared himself to Harry Potter
The daughter of a man accused of running a "brutal communist cult" in Brixton has told a court how she was held captive by her father who claimed he had magic powers.
Aravindan Balakrishnan, who’s 75, thought he was like Harry Potter and Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.
The woman alleges she was born into the group and held for decades.
Mr Balakrishnan, denies 16 charges, including rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment and mistreating a child.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am
Surrey's Police and Crime Officer calls for increase in firearms officers
Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner has criticised the lack of armed police able to respond if a Paris style attack happened in London.
He says the French capital has 40 times more armed officers.
Kevin Hurley also thinks they should be issued with automatic weapons, which would be more effective against Kalashnikov rifles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am
Tooting MP fears daughters could be groomed by ISIS
Labour’s candidate to be London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants more to be done to ensure that children can’t access extremist materials on the internet.
In a speech in Westminster the MP for Tooting, who’s a Muslim, said he feared that his teenage daughters could be groomed by Islamist fanatics and lured to join ISIS in Syria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am
Harlequins maintain perfect European Challenge Cup start
Harlequins have maintained their 100% rugby union European Challenge Cup record at Cardiff Blues.
After an opening win against Montpellier, they secured a 32-20 victory in Wales.
The home side had Matthew Rees sent off late on for a stamp on Nick Easter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Sutton Council to begin work on zebra crossings in Hackbridge
Sutton Council is to start work on a zebra crossing in Hackbridge and is asking residents about other road crossings in the town centre.
It will replace the current informal crossing point near Hackbridge primary school and will be installed next month.
The council is consulting with residents on other possible sites for better crossing systems in the area.
It follows concerns by residents that the informal crossings are confusing and dangerous for some motorists and pedestrians.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm
Cycling team host third annual charity ride for Hampton's Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice
Njinga Cycling are running their third annual Santa Cycle ride to raise money for Shooting Star Chase Children’s hospice in Hampton.
Dressed as Santa Claus, riders will cycle 19 miles from Richmond to the hospice to deliver Christmas presents to the children.
It’s taking place on the 5th December and is open to all ages and abilities.
Those interested in taking part must sign up on Njinga Cycling's website by Friday 27th November. Registration will start at 9am and cyclists will depart at 9.30am.
Last year over 40 Santas delivered presents to the children and a total of £1300 was raised in donations but this year Njinga hope to be joined by 60 Santas and raise £5000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm
Arrests after drug raids in Esher and Walton
Ten people have been arrested in a series of co-ordinated drug raids across Esher and Walton.
More than 100 officers were involved in carrying out warrants at seven addresses.
Police seized suspected class A drugs and several thousand pounds in cash.
All ten people remain in police custody while enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Wilbur the pig is doing well after being found in Hammersmith
A little pig which was found running loose on the A4 in Hammersmith appears to be doing well at an RSPCA centre.
Staff at the Animal Hospital in Putney where she was treated for injuries named her ‘Wilbur’ after the character in Charlotte’s Web.
The RSPCA says she’s settled into her surroundings and is pleased to have the company of another similar Vietnamese pot belly pig.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Maggie Hughes takes on EU
A mother from Wallington who campaigned for a new law after her son was attacked says she has reached “an important moment”.
Robbie Hughes was attacked whilst on holiday in Crete back in 2008 and left with serious brain injuries.
His mother, Maggie, found she didn’t know where to turn for help.
She has convinced the EU to make a new law setting down basic rights for victims and their families.
Speaking in Brussels, Maggie, says she wants it to make a difference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Kingston Council says it’s ready for any winter weather
1,200 tonnes of salt and six gritters are on standby as part of the winter service programme, which launched earlier this month.
The Council is also calling on residents who may be willing to volunteer to help clear snow from their streets if needed.
The move comes just in time, as snow is forecast for London this weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
Second car catches fire in Chelsea
Fire crews have tacked another car blaze in Chelsea - this time outside the Royal Marsden.
The blaze erupted in Fulham Road, just before 10.30am.
The driver of the car escaped uninjured.
Yesterday, Fulham Road was closed due to a car fire at Callow Street. The driver was also uninjured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
A school gardener from Hounslow has been named a Point of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron
A school gardener from Heston has been named a Point of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Peter Edwards has given a huge amount of his time to inspiring blossoming young gardeners at The Rosary Catholic Primary School in Hounslow.
He is the latest recipient of a Point of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.
82 year-old Peter had the idea to start the gardening club after losing his wife six years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
The parents of a baby stillborn at Kingston Hospital say they feel let down by the NHS after an inquest failed to explain how she died
Leigh Ann Gerrans reports.
In a survey answered by women who gave birth in February 2013, Kingston’s maternity unit was rated as among the best in the country for two out of the three categories on the survey – quality of staff and care provided after birth.
Kingston Hospital was the only Trust in London to be rated in the top 20% in the country for two out of the three categories.
Kingston was also rated as the best service in London in 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm
A campaign is underway to get young people into work in Richmond and Hounslow
A new campaign to help young people get into work in Hounslow and Richmond is underway.
Richmond Housing Partnership is a not-for-profit housing organisation based in Teddington.
It's providing access to apprenticeships, graduate roles, first-jobs, and advice through its #SchoolsOutWorksIn Twitter campaign.
Mable Rose, one of the employment brokers, explains who is getting involved.
To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm
Death of Lavna Chuttoo in New Malden sparks calls from residents over HGVs
Residents in the Groves area of New Malden are once again calling for restrictions on HGV deliveries at school times.
It’s after the death of 13 year old schoolgirl Lavna Chuttoo on Tuesday morning.
She died after falling under the wheels of a Daf lorry at the junctions of Coombe Road and Lime Grove.
It’s not known whether the lorry was trying to access the Travis Perkins depot, which has its entry in Coombe Road and exit in Lime Grove, and the driver was not arrested, but campaigners say the incident proves no lorries should be accessing the small roads that make up the Groves during rush hour.
The Groves are much sought after places to live due to their close proximity to the station and schools.
There are four schools in the vicinity of Lime Grove, including a primary in the actual road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Fulham set to name new boss
It’s understood Fulham are close to naming Reading boss Steve Clarke as their new manager.
The 52-year-old Clarke – who has also managed West Brom and was Assistant Manager at Chelsea – takes over from Kit Symons.
He leaves Reading in 8th place in the Championship to take charge of divisional rivals Fulham who currently sit 12th in the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm
Collision between car and motorbike in Hampton Wick
Lower Teddington Road in Hampton Wick has re-opened following a crash between a car and a motorbike earlier this evening.
Police and ambulances were called at around 7:20pm to the junction with Woffington Close.
The male motorbiker was treated at the scene and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests were made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm
Thief jailed for poppy raid in Kingston
A man who stole a Poppy Appeal collection tin on Armistice Day has been jailed for 12 weeks.
33 year old Daniel Smith took the box, thought to have contained about £300, from Sainsbury's on November the 11th.
CCTV allowed police to track him down.
As well as the jail sentence, he was ordered to pay £280 in court costs and victim surcharge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm
Egham mum accidentally puts her kitten on spin-cycle
An Egham Mum has told of the moment she realised she had accidentally put her 9-week old kitten on a 30 degrees spin-cycle.
Linda Dorland didn’t realise that her cat Poppet had fallen asleep in a bundle of clothes that she threw in the washing machine.
After hearing a noise Linda realised what had happened – and after failing to free Poppet she called the fire brigade.
Around half an hour later the kitten was freed – Poppet has gone on to make a full recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm
Relatives of Woking family killed in plane crash "heartbroken"
The family of four people from Woking who were killed in a plane crash in Somerset say they are "utterly heartbroken".
Philip Garvey, his wife Ann their daughter Emily and son Daniel all died in the crash on Saturday.
A statement says they were the best family anybody could have wished for and they brought happiness to everyone they met.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is under way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm
Hounslow smokers kick the habit during Stoptober
Over 700 Hounslow smokers managed to kick the habit during this year’s Stoptober challenge.
Another 149 also attended NHS stop smoking clinics to set quit dates with the Borough’s stop smoking team.
For those still looking to quit there are free drop-in clinics at locations across Hounslow on various times and days of the week.
Research shows that by successfully stopping for 28 days as part of Stoptober smokers are 5 times more likely to stop for good.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm
Policeman injured in Wandsworth
A policeman has been injured after his motorcycle collided with a car in Wandsworth.
It happened just before 1pm this afternoon on Trinity road.
The officer was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm
A number of stations were closed off earlier on the Northern Line
It’s after a man, reportedly armed with scissors, started threatening passengers on a tube bound for Tooting Broadway.
Armed officers attend the station and a search of the area was carried out but no-one matching the description of the man was found.
Tooting Broadway was evacuated as well as South Wimbledon and Balham.
Patrols have been stepped up in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Floral tributes in New Malden for accident victim Lavna Chuttoo
Floral tributes have been left on posts in Lime Grove for 13 year old Lavna Chuttoo, who was killed on her way to school yesterday.
The year 10 student at Coombe Girls' was making her way to the school in nearby Clarence Avenue, when she collided with an HGV just before 8.30am.
Her father says she slipped into the road in front of friends, on one of the first days she had decided to walk to school after being driven every day by her father.
The school has decided to move the flowers and create a peace garden on site, but for the moment they are placed on a bench that has been donated by a resident at the place where Lavna died.
Lavna's family is visiting the school this afternoon.
The news comes as more than 13,000 people have signed a petition to ban lorries from London's roads during rush hour.
The Headteacher of Coombe, Deborah Walls, has issued this statement.
We have been truly overwhelmed by the incredible support from pupils, parents, staff, the local community and neighbours at this very difficult time. As a community we are devastated but are supporting each other and grieving together. We remember Lavna with such fondness for her energy, infectious smile, true courtesy and real consideration for others – she will be so sorely missed but will always be in our hearts.
Kingston's Borough Commander Glenn Tunstall has also issued a statement.
I am writing to you today regarding the tragic incident that occurred yesterday on New Malden High Street, where a young girl tragically lost her life.
At this time our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of Lavna, whose young life was cut far too short.
I cannot comprehend the emotions that the family must have been through yesterday and will continue to go through for the months and years to come.
Our thoughts are also with Lavna’s fellow pupils and the teaching staff at Coombe Girls' School.
I am pleased to say that my schools team was at the school yesterday providing support to the staff and the pupils and we will continue to do so as long as it is required.
I would also like to thank my police officers/staff, our emergency service colleagues and the members of the public who all acted with professionalism and dedication despite the shocking incident that unravelled before them.
There is no training that can prepare you for the incident that they responded to yesterday, but you will be pleased to know that we have put welfare support measures in place to support them.
Our police station is usually a very happy place, with lots of energy and motivation, but yesterday, as the news broke, it was a very different place as our thoughts were with Lavna's family and they will continue to be for some time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm
Emergency planning exercise in Sutton
Police and other organisations are holding an Emergency Planning Exercise in Sutton to test the borough’s ability to respond to a major disaster.
The scenario is a terrorist-based incident - this was pre-planned several months ago and was not organised in response to the recent attacks in Paris.
Volunteers have received role cards and are acting ‘in character’ - they will attend London Fire Brigade's decontamination tent.
The exercise is at Sutton Life Centre in Alcorn Close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
Anti-Heathrow-expansion campaigners demand Elmbridge Council take a stance
Campaigners fighting Heathrow expansion have demanded their MP and council take a stance - as a government decision on the issue is due by the end of the year.
The newly-formed group in Elmbridge, called Rage, is opposing flight path changes as well as expansion saying they would bring more noise and pollution.
Protesters are shocked that Elmbridge council has only recently formed a task force.
Both the council and MP Dominic Raab say they have not yet reached an official view.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am
Planning applications submitted for new homes in Nine Elms
In the first wave of its property development programme, Transport for London has submitted a planning application for a site in Nine Elms.
The proposed development above the new Nine Elms Tube station will deliver over 350 new homes, offices, shops, and new public spaces.
TfL plans to release land to build more than 10,000 new homes across the capital over the next decade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Croydon man jailed for selling counterfeit Tobacco
Two men have been jailed for 20 months each after being found guilty of trading in smuggled, counterfeit tobacco.
Customs officers detained 40-year-old Ivo Pocheliev from Croydon as he attempted to sell his goods to 50-year-old Hasan Koc from Tottenham.
Pocheliev was caught with almost 610 grams of hand-rolled tobacco in his van and self-storage unit.
HMRC say his illicit goods lost the British economy around 105-thousand-pounds in taxes and duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am
Police link crimes in Epsom and Tadworth
Police are linking a theft and attempted theft from two vans in Epsom and Tadworth.
The vehicles were broken into within half an hour of each other 2 weeks ago.
In Tadorne Road in Tadworth the owner was hit with a power tool box and punched before he managed to stop the suspects.
In Chapel Grove in Epsom the thieves managed to make off with power tools.
The suspects are believed to be driving a silver car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Woking man charged after allegedly damaging poppy wreath
A man’s been charged after allegedly damaging Surrey Police's poppy wreath in Woking.
It happened as the town held a minute’s silence at the war memorial in Jubilee Square.
Mark Smith who’s 54, from Woking, will appear before magistrates later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm
Passenger restrained on flight from Heathrow
A woman who police believe was drunk has been restrained after she allegedly tried to open an exit door in midair on board a transatlantic British Airways flight from Heathrow.
The plane landed at Boston's Logan Airport about 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
In a statement, the airline called the passenger "unruly" and said the crew asked police to meet the flight on arrival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm
Relatives pay tribute to Woking family
Relatives of a family from Woking who were killed in a plane crash in Somerset say they are "utterly heartbroken".
Philip Garvey, 56, his wife Ann, 55, their daughter Emily, 23 and son Daniel, 20, died in the crash near Churchinford.
A family statement read "They were the best family anybody could have wished for and they brought happiness to everyone they met."
An investigation into the cause of Saturday's crash is under way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm
Gary Glitter has lost a challenge against his conviction for sex abuse
The former pop star was jailed for 16 years in February for attacking three school girls.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, argued he didn't have a fair trial.
But the judges at the Court of Appeal ruled there was nothing "unsafe" about his conviction.
Earlier this year, Glitter had to be moved from High Down Prison in Sutton, to the Isle of Wight, after he fell foul of other inmates because of his alleged preferential treatment by guards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm
Surrey police launch a cybercrime survey
A survey’s been launched to help Surrey Police gain a better understanding of the effects of cybercrime.
The questionnaire’s to gauge what measures the public have in place to protect themselves online and what kinds of cyber-crime people are falling victim to.
The survey, should take a couple of minutes to complete, and it’s open to everyone.
For more information go to www.cybersafesurrey.org.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am
Teenager dies in accident in Groves area of New Malden
A 13 year old has died after an accident in New Malden this morning.
Emergency services were called to reports of a pedestrian hit by a heavy goods vehicle in Coombe Road at around 8.30am.
The girl, nearby Coombe Girls' pupil Lavna Chuttoo, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her next of kin has been informed. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
No arrests have been made. The driver stopped at the scene and road closures have been lifted.
Detective Sergeant John Hartfree, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, says:
Lime Grove and nearby roads would have been busy with traffic and pedestrians travelling to work and schools at the time this tragic collision took place.
“It is likely that a number of people witnessed the collision, and I am appealing for them to contact the police as soon as possible."
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Serious Collision Unit on 020 8543 5157, or police non-emergency line 101.
You can send your tributes to [email protected] and we will pass them to the school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am
An artist from Surrey was shot in the Paris attacks
An artist from Surrey was shot in the shoulder during the Paris terror attacks that left at least 129 people dead.
Jack McNiven, who’s originally from Guildford, was ordering drinks at Le Carillon bar, where at least a dozen people were killed.
Mr McNiven, moved to France to set up Draw Paris, which encourages tourists to discover the city through sketching its landmarks.
He was with a friend when the shooting broke out – both of them survived and are understood to be making a good recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am
Storm Barney is coming
Winds of up to 80 miles per hour could hit the UK later with the arrival of storm Barney.
A yellow "be aware" warning has been issued for parts of eastern England including London and Surrey.
There's a similar notice for rain in the next few days for north west England and Wales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am
Monday, 16 November 2015
Sutton's Mayor issues message of solidarity to Paris
The London Borough of Sutton has been twinned with Gagny, a north-eastern suburb of Paris, since 1974.
The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Muhammad Sadiq, has sent the following message of solidarity to the Mayor of Gagny, Michel Teulet, following Friday evening’s terrorist atrocities in the centre of Paris that left 129 people dead and hundreds more injured.
On behalf of the entire London Borough of Sutton, I am writing to you to express our sincere condolences with regards to the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris.
These sickening, violent and tragic attacks aim to divide, ignite and promote hatred. These extremists will never succeed.
Our towns were twinned 40 years ago with the purpose of building a relationship, which has since grown and flourished, and to promote peace. Our solidarity has never been stronger and we stand shoulder to shoulder with you all.
The thoughts and prayers of the whole community in the London Borough of Sutton are with all of you; those who were brutally killed and injured, their families and friends, the brave who protect the lives of others by putting themselves at risk, and the entire French nation.
We stand in harmony with the entire world and are Praying for Paris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm
Ewell Court arises from the ashes
Ewell Court House was formally fully reopened at a ceremony on Saturday.
The grade-II listed historic building was devastated by fire in December 2013 and has been undergoing extensive rebuilding and renovation.
The mansion, which dates from the late-1600s, was remodelled in 1879 when it first became known as Ewell Court House.
The house was reopened by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Christopher Frost, who said: “It is fantastic to celebrate the reopening of a facility where the community can, and does, come together. I pay tribute to those who have worked so hard and so skilfully to recreate a building of which the Borough can be proud. With the considerable financial pressures it is facing, I’m also pleased that the Council was able to find the funding to ensure that Ewell Court House is not just reopening the same as it was before, but better."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm
Armed robbery in Croydon
Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a betting shop in Croydon have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the offence.
On Wednesday, the 22nd of July at approximately 10.20pm, at Paddy Power in the Lower Addiscombe Road, a female member of staff was locking up when a man, who had been hiding in the toilets, threatened her demanding money.
He forced the cashier to empty a number of tills before escaping with a quantity of cash.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged around 40 and about 5ft 11ins tall.
He was wearing black trousers, a grey hoodie, a black puffer jacket with white piping across shoulders and cuffs and a small white insignia on left breast, and brown shoes.
He spoke with what is described as a 'cockney' accent and had a wooden-handled hammer.
Anyone with any information should contact the Flying Squad on 020 8345 4226 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm
Fraudster jailed in Croydon
A fraudster from Croydon, who was described by a judge as 'utterly despicable' when jailing her last year, has been jailed again.
33 year old Sherene Simmons carried out a string of doorstep scams in which she duped her elderly victims into thinking that her family were seriously ill and that she needed their help and money.
She was sentenced to 12 months' in jail at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to seven counts of fraud by false representation.
Simmons was also jailed for an additional six months, to be served consecutively, after pleading guilty to two counts of shoplifting.
The scam involved Simmons turning up unexpectedly on her victims' doorsteps, many of whom were in their 80s and 90s, often in the early hours of the morning, and asking for help and money in order to visit a sick, seriously injured or dying relative at hospital.
In some cases, she even returned to the same victim asking for more money and help, and in one case took the victim's bank card.
Simmons, who was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court in July 2014 after pleading guilty to twelve identical offences of fraud, committed the offences in Croydon between February and April this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm
Frenchman remanded in custody
A Frenchman accused of entering Gatwick Airport with an air rifle and a knife has been remanded in custody.
41-year-old Jerome Chauris was detained on Saturday, after he allegedly walked into the North Terminal carrying the weapons.
His arrest comes as security has been stepped up at British ports and public places following the Paris terror attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Family named in Somerset air crash
A family from Woking who died after a light aircraft crashed in Somerset were pilot Philip Garvey, 56, his wife Ann, 50, their daughter Emily, 23, and their 20-year-old son Daniel.
Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed the news this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Surrey Police hosting event on child sexual exploitation
Surrey Police are inviting parents and businesses to attend an event raising awareness of child sexual exploitation.
The event will include a theatre production that details signs to look out for and how to protect children from sexual abuse.
It’s thought that with greater understanding, more people will come forward with useful information to help tackle the crime.
The meetings will take place twice on Monday 30th November at Dorking Halls, in the afternoon and the evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Have your say on the future of SW trains
Passengers, businesses and councils are being invited to have their say on the future of the South West train franchise.
A government consultation launched sets out expected improvements aimed at tackling overcrowding and punctuality.
The £65 million scheme includes bringing former platforms back into use and introducing a new fleet of trains.
The consultation asks for people’s views on a range of developments such as access to WiFi and customer service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
A man has died from exposure to chemicals in Mitcham
A man’s died after “coming into contact” with chemicals at his home in Mitcham early this morning.
The 36-year-old fell ill shortly before 4am at the property in Carshalton Road and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but died later.
Police sealed the road off while fire crews in decontamination suits searched the address.
Scotland Yard said there’s no evidence to suggest the incident was linked to terrorism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
London Overground services came to a standstill this morning
It’s after a digger accidentally tore down overhead wiring as it travelled over a level crossing.
The large vehicle caused disruption that led to the line being shut completely between Shepherd's Bush and Willesden Junction.
Delays also affected passengers using Clapham Junction.
London Overground has apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm
A team of nurses from Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals have won an award
It’s given for their research project, which could lead to better care for stoma patients if it’s carried out.
A stoma is an artificial opening in the body to allow waste products to be excreted when the normal method is not available.
One nurse, Carol Katte, says the whole team are delighted to have won, which will allow them to carry out their research effectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm
Two people from Surrey have been shortlisted for the Guide Dogs Annual Awards
Chris Gilroy, from Cobham, who is partially sighted, was paired with Abbie McMurray from Walton in April to help him gain his independence back.
Abbie has helped his transition to working with a new guide dog, one of over fifteen hundred partnerships My Guide has made this year.
Chris and Abbie will join a host of stars in London at the awards ceremony next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Narrative verdict recorded over Kingston Uni student's death
CCTV footage has emerged of the moment firefighters struggled to fight crowds rushing out of a nightclub fire in Northampton.
An inquest jury has concluded that repeated DJ announcements urging revellers to leave the building contributed to the deaths of two students.
22 year old Nabila Nanfuka, a visiting student from Kingston University, and 19 year old Laurene-Danielle Jackson, died in the crush at Lava and Ignite in 2011.
The pair died amid manic scenes as clubbers clambered over each other to escape the venue after fire broke out.
A narrative verdict was recorded for the deaths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Man convicted of sexual assault in Richmond
A 30-year-old man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two girls on buses in Richmond.
Jeewantha Mandalawalli-Acharige from Brixton, was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court to eight months, suspended for 24 months, for two counts of sexual assault.
He pleaded guilty to the offences on 29 September at the same court.
Mandalawalli-Acharige will be placed on the Sex Offenders' Register and subject to notification requirements for 10 years.
This mean that his movements will be monitored and he will be required to regularly check in with police.
In October 2014, Mandalawalli-Acharige sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl travelling on a route 371 bus on Sheen Road, Richmond.
Then on 13 December, he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl travelling on a route R70 bus on Richmond Road.
Both incidents were investigated by the RTPC, who obtained CCTV footage from the buses.
This led to Mandalawalli-Acharige being identified and arrested on the 15th of April 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Investigation continues into death of family from Woking
Investigations are continuing into why a light-aircraft crashed in Somerset, killing four members of a family from Woking.
The victims, a man and a woman in their fifties and their two children, have not yet been named.
They died when the plane came down in a field yesterday morning while travelling from Surrey towards East Devon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Surrey Police falls silent to remember victims of #ParisAttacks
There are conflicting reports about whether a man dubbed France's 'most wanted' after Friday's terror attacks in Paris has been arrested.
Salah Abdeslam was let go by police just hours after the atrocities when he was pulled over near the Belgian border.
Meanwhile authorities have identified the mastermind behind the attacks.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud is also linked with August's foiled attack on a Paris-bound train.
In the past half hour, France has fallen silent to remember the 129 people who lost their lives.
It's been observed by many people in the UK too, including Surrey Police, pictured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Madam who ran brothel in Streatham dies
Britain's best known madam Cynthia Payne - who was nicknamed Madame Cyn - has died at the age of 82.
She was known for running a brothel in Streatham and first hit the headlines in 1978 when police raided the property to find elderly men paying for lewd entertainment with luncheon vouchers.
Her life story was told in several books and two films - one starring Julie Walters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 am
Merton Lib Dems back Uber
London Lib Dems say they’ll now oppose some of the TfL proposals to restrict operators of online private hire vehicles, like Uber, after intervention from Merton Lib Dems.
New Lib Dem member Dan Carr proposed a motion at the Party’s regional Conference on Saturday that they should oppose controversial changes.
They include a ban on Apps which shows nearby cars location.
Mr Carr argued that Merton has few black cab ranks and the growth of services like Uber will increase choice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am
Sunday, 15 November 2015
AFC Wimbledon grab a point at Pompey
AFC Wimbledon’s defence held firm at Fratton Park this afternoon as they shared a nil nil draw with Portsmouth.
The Dons are now only being kept out of the play-off places on goal differences after the point moved them up to ninth in League Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
Four members of Surrey family believed to have been killed in plane crash
Investigators are continuing to assess why a light-aircraft crashed in Somerset killing four people - all thought to be from the same family.
Police say those killed were a man and a woman in their fifties, and another in their twenties, from the Surrey area.
The six-seater plane came down in a field yesterday morning, while travelling from Surrey towards Dunkeswell Aerodrome in east Devon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm
Teenage girl raped by Tooting Bec Common
Police are hunting for a man who raped a thirteen year old girl by Tooting Bec Common last Thursday evening.
The girl was stopped by a man in West Drive and forced into the woods before being assaulted.
The man is described as being white, around 20 years old, about 6 foot tall, slim with dark eyes and clean shaven.
He was wearing tracksuit top and bottoms, black trainers, black woolly hat and gloves at the time of the assault.
Police have stepped up patrols in the area.
Anyone with any information should call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm