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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Missing woman from Croydon



Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable pensioner from Croydon.

Merlita Malcolm was last seen at her home in Norbury Avenue yesterday morning.

Her family is extremely concerned as she has health problems and her disappearance is out of character.

She is black, around 5ft tall and wears glasses. She now has grey hair although the image attached shows her with dark hair.

It is not known what she is wearing but her green Mac style coat is missing and it is likely that she will be carrying a brown leather handbag.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Croydon CID on 07769 922321 or the police non-emergency line on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

A man is fighting for life in hospital after being hit by an HGV in Battersea

A disabled man is fighting for life in hospital after being hit by a tipper truck in Battersea.

The 67-year-old pensioner, who is wheelchair-bound, was knocked down by the HGV in Queenstown Road yesterday.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service were called to the incident and took him to hospital.

The lorry driver stopped at the scene just before 6pm and has not been arrested.

The victim's next of kin have been informed about the crash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Plenty of football this weekend

Crystal Palace host Newcastle this afternoon knowing a win could take them as high as sixth.

In the Championship, QPR and Fulham are both at home when they host Leeds and Preston respectively.

Wimbledon have a short trip as they visit Play-Off hopefuls Leyton Orient.

Chelsea also have a London derby tomorrow away a Spurs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A 13-year-old boy is thought to be one of two people stabbed in a busy high street in Croydon yesterday

A teenager was found with stab wounds in Derby Road after officers were called to the high street just after 6pm.

Police say a second male was also found with a “puncture wound”

Both victims were taken to hospital but are not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Plans to change Wandsworth's streets
Wandsworth could be transformed if proposals for the town’s network of streets go ahead.

These include reduced traffic on the High Street, with some sections limited to just bikes and buses.

Armoury Way would be returned to a two way street and become the main east west route through the area.

Consultation on the scheme runs until the 17th of January.

Drop in sessions are taking place in December where people can inspect the plans and ask questions:
Friday, 4th December 11 - 4 at Wandsworth Town Library
Wednesday, 9th December 6 - 8 pm at Civic Centre Robing Room
Saturday, 12th December 11 - 3 at Wandsworth Town Library

You can view the proposals and have your say online at www.tfl.gov.uk/wandsworth-town-centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Friday, 27 November 2015

Mitcham convicted on terrorism offence
A 21 year old Mitcham man has been convicted under the Terrorism Act of preparing to go to Somalia with the intent of joining Al-Shabaab - a branch of Al Qaeda.

Trevor Mulindwa converted to Islam in 2013 and became radicalised.

In September 2014, he was released as a prisoner on licence, but went missing within a week. He was arrested at Heathrow on his way to Mogadishu.

He’s due to be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on the 17th of December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 pm  

Former Croydon Football Club owner jailed for tax evasion
The former owner of Croydon Football Club has been jailed today for two years after failing to declare and pay tax.

Mazhar Majeed, who owned a multimillion pound property portfolio, under declared his income by nearly 300 thousand pounds.

HM Revenue and Customs found that he’d failed to do this between 2006 and 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Croydon Police appeal for witnesses after four teenagers were involved in a fight last month
A 17 year old male has been arrested after a fight between four teenagers was caught on camera in Croydon.

He’s been released on bail until January and three others have been interviewed under caution.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the altercation which took place on Monday 19th October at 1pm outside KFC on London Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

McLaren F1 team to trial 2016 car
Fernando Alonso says half of the parts in McLaren's car for this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have been built for next year.

Engine supplier Honda have been forced into switching its focus to 2016 earlier due to the Woking teams general poor form.

They have a chance of catching Sauber to claim eighth in the constructor championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

FBU members to re-join Labour

More than a decade after the Fire Brigades Union left the Labour party, its members have decided to re-join.

The Norbiton based FBU says there was overwhelming support to re-affiliate.

The union split from Labour following a bitter pay dispute with the government in 2004, when Tony Blair was Prime Minister.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Woman in hospital after collision in Epsom

A woman’s suffered serious injuries in a collision in Epsom.

It happened at the junction of Wilmerhatch Lane and Loop Road just after midday and involved an orange Skoda Fabia and a grey Honda Jazz.

A woman in her 40s was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Lambeth Council to be investigated

The Anglican and Catholic churches are just 2 of the organisations the independent child abuse inquiry will examine.

Councils in Lambeth, Nottinghamshire and Rochdale will also be looked at.

It's expected to take up to five years and cost tens of millions of pounds.

Elm Guest House in Barnes has been at the heart of probes into historic paedophile activity by Westminster MPs for decades.

Justice Lowell Goddard says figures connected with Westminster explains who will be examined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Mourinho feels there is no added advantage with more rest
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted Tottenham’s UEFA cup clash yesterday has given his side no extra advantage.

Chelsea have had 2 extra days to prepare for Sunday’s derby, with Tottenham playing in Azerbaijan and the Blues in Israel on Tuesday.

In other countries, teams in European competitions get special dispentation to play games earlier in order to rest.However, this is not the case in England, as highlighted when Chelsea had to play Liverpool on the Sunday before a Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Athletico Madrid two years ago.

He says that if the FA has decided it’s not an issue for his club- it shouldn't be for Tottenham either.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

High value watches snatched in smash and grab in Chelsea

A number of watches worth an estimated £40,000 have been stolen in a smash and grab in Chelsea.

Police were called to Brompton Road shortly before 9:30 this morning to reports of a raid at a Watches of Switzerland store.

Once inside the store a display cabinet was smashed and a number of watches were removed.

The suspects fled on a motorbike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Mourinho has full faith in Cahill and Zouma
Jose Mourinho has said he has complete trust in Kurt Zouma and Gary Cahill- with John Terry doubtful for Sunday’s derby.

The skipper was stretchered off with a back injury during Tuesday’s win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

Mourinho though is confident his side can cope which you can hear below.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

A woman has been raped at Kingston University’s student halls

The 19 year old reported the incident to police on the 12th of November.

Detectives believe two taxi drivers who took the young woman to and from Pryzm nightclub could help with enquiries.

Before she was attacked, she travelled with a middle eastern man in a white coloured taxi to Portland Road at around 2.30am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Police appeal after woman injured in Croydon
Police are appealing for witnesses or information after a woman broke her hip after she was accidently caught up in a scuffle in Croydon.

The 70-year-old woman was standing outside a post office in London Road in September trying to cross the road when she became involved.

The three people involved in the disturbance are described as a black man, a light skinned black man and a black woman with a young child in a pushchair.

The pensioner has spent weeks in hospital as a result of her injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Rosberg fastest in F1 practice
Mercedes Nico Rosberg is fastest in second practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The German just pipped his teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Fernando Alonso was 9th quickest with Jenson Button 16th for the Woking based McLaren team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Harlequins make 8 changes for Exeter clash
Harlequins make 8 changes for tomorrow’s clash with Exeter Chiefs.

Mike Brown will make his 250th professional appearance for the club.

Among the forwards, James Horwill returns and is named in the second-row with Dave Ward starting in the back row.

Captain Danny Care partners Nick Evans in the half backs as George Lowe is named at outside centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

A warning to mushroom pickers by Royal Parks


New figures show nearly 80 mushroom pickers in the Royal Parks have been issued with police warnings in the past five years.

The findings, which also include two prosecutions in the past year, have been revealed as warnings are issued about the damage caused by foraging for mushrooms.

Ecology experts are worried that eco-systems and food for wildlife is being stripped from the parks by those preparing special meals and dinner parties.

Around 400 species of fungi grow in Richmond Park alone.

Royal Parks looks after Richmond and Bushy Parks.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Lorry falls down a hole in Wandsworth


Drivers are being advised to avoid the roads around a building site in Wandsworth after a lorry crashed into a ditch and sparked a gas leak.

Fire crews are working to contain the damage at the scene in St John's Hill after the vehicle fell into a 25 foot hole.

The lorry driver escaped with minor injuries after the crash just after 10 this morning.

Stay tuned for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

London's Ambulance Trust put into special measures


London Ambulance Service NHS Trust has become the first to be put into special measures.

It serves an estimated 8.6m people in the capital and has been performing "poorly" since March 2014.

Slow response times were highlighted as a major concern, along with a high number of unfilled vacancies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Wandsworth Council launch consultation scheme for disabled kids' holidays


Wandsworth Council want to know what you think about how they can improve their short breaks scheme for disabled children.

They want to find out from kids and parents what changes people would like to see.

The consultation process will end on December 11th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am  

50 firefighters called to Woking fire
As many as 50 firefighters and 10 engines were called out to tackle a huge blaze at Woking Business Park overnight.

It "totally destroyed" the headquarters of Jointing Technologies, which distribute power cables.

The company’s boss Adam Lloyd tweeted that all staff were safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Brixton cult leader blames "Jackie"


A communist leader of a cult in Brixton has told a court he could "initiate" an "electronic satellite warfare machine" called Jackie.

There’s obviously no connection to this radio station.

Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, denies charges including rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment and child cruelty.

In Court he described "Jackie" was invisible, but had been built by China.

He blamed the machine after his daughter ran away in May 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

Richmond station car park closed this weekend

The station car park at Richmond will be closed from late tomorrow to early Monday.

This is to allow replacement buses to operate all day on Sunday as there will be no South West Trains, District line or London Overground services from Richmond due to planned engineering works.

SW Trains has apologised for an inconvenience caused.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Effingham murder case reopened 40 years on



Surrey police will reopen the 40 year old murder case of a 78-year-old woman.

Kathleen Maud Cock was found dead at her home in Effingham, in 1975.

She'd been beaten around the head.

Blood believed to be that of Mrs Cock's attacker will undergo new forensic tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Funeral of schoolgirl killed in New Malden to be held this morning

The funeral will be held today for a teenager killed on her way to school in New Malden.

14 year old Coombe Girls’ pupil Lavna Chuttoo died after falling under the wheels of an HGV in Coombe Road just over a week ago.

This morning’s service will be held at St James’s Church just off the A3 at 10.30.

A small precession will then walk past the school before a private family service will take place at Kingston crematorium.

The schoolgirl had recently moved to Acton with her father, step-mother and brother, and usually got the bus or was drive by her father.

However, last Tuesday she asked to catch the train with friends.

Lavna’s grandfather Norman Gregory says the family is still coming to terms with the accident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Three charged with blocking Heathrow tunnel
Three people have been charged with blocking a tunnel at Heathrow, after a climate change protest.

Campaign group Plane Stupid were demonstrating against a third runway at the airport yesterday.

A van was parked across the main entrance.

The three are due in court next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Mayoral candidate Khan wants police cuts clarity

Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan wants more clarity after Boris Johnson claimed police numbers in London could rise after the Met was spared cuts.

The Tooting MP said he’s still worried about police cuts and that the capital had been “hammered harder” than anywhere else by George Osborne.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Emergency services team up in Croydon to ensure police officers are prepared to respond to life threatening emergencies

Emergency services have teamed up in Croydon to ensure police officers are prepared to respond to life threatening emergencies.

Fifty defibrillators will be added to police stations and vehicles allowing officers to respond to people in cardiac arrest.

It means if police are in a closer proximity to the ambulance crews, they can respond first.

It’s thought that officers will be able to respond to 12-13 potential cardiac arrests every week, and it will run from next month to May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

West Molesey man charged with causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink- after a cyclist died in Walton.

A man from West Molesey has been charged with causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink after a cyclist died in Walton.

35-year-old Jason Taylor of Dunstable Road, is due to appear at North Surrey Magistrates court in Staines on the 30th of December.

He faces further charges including causing death whilst disqualified and causing death while uninsured.

A 55 year old woman, Yvonne Wyeth from East Molesey, died after colliding with a van in Molesey Road on the 28th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

The number of overweight primary school children in England is falling but rising by the time children reach year 6

The number of overweight primary school children in England is falling according to the latest statistics.

Almost 22% of reception children in 2014-15 were obese, down 0.6% on the previous year.

But it found that by year 6, over a third of kids are classed as overweight.

In Richmond, 4.2% of reception children were found obese, but by year 6, this figure rose to 10.5%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Building collapses in Barnes


A house in The Terrace has collapsed "from roof to ground" this afternoon.

The three storey Georgian property collapsed just before midday.

It's believed it had been empty for some time, as it was undergoing a basement excavation, according to residents.

No one was in the property at the time, but three people living next door were evacuated.

Some have suggested the property was the blue-plaque home of Ebenezer Cobb Morley who wrote rules of the Association Football in 1863.

TwitPic: @Howard_Goodall
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Surrey Chief constable appointed Director General of National Crime Agency.
Surrey’s Chief constable has been appointed as Director General of the National Crime Agency.

Lynne Owens says she’s absolutely delighted to be selected and is looking forward to taking on this challenge.

She says she intends to build on the outstanding contribution of the outgoing Director General and all those in the Agency to cut serious and organised crime.

Owens began her policing career with the Met in 1989 and has been Surrey’s Chief since 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Kingston Council welcome Crossrail 2 proposals
Kingston Council has welcomed the latest proposals for Crossrail 2.

They identify a new, preferred route for the underground rail line connecting Central London via Wimbledon to Kingston using the existing overground rail network.

The Council says the improvements will relieve increasing pressure on the transport network allowing passengers to be one change away from over 800 destinations nationwide.

The consultation runs until early in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Former Kingston Council leader re-arrested
Former Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne has been re-arrested for allegedly breaching his sexual offences order.

The 61 year old was released from prison last year having served half of a two year sentence for making and distributing indecent images of children.

He was re-arrested yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Four men jailed for importing more than £250,000 worth of cannabis
Four men have been jailed for more than 17 years for importing more than a quarter of a million pounds of cannabis

An investigation by Surrey Police’s Serious Organised Crime Unit found them bringing in more than 60kg of cannabis resin into the country.

38 year old Dean Ripley from Egham was found guilty of conspiracy to import and production of cannabis and sentenced to 55 months.

In October 2014 officers stopped a vehicle in Hayes containing the imported drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Residents of Sutton being asked to hand in firearms
Four men have been jailed for more than 17 years for importing more than a quarter of a million pounds of cannabis

An investigation by Surrey Police’s Serious Organised Crime Unit found them bringing in more than 60kg of cannabis resin into the country.

38 year old Dean Ripley from Egham was found guilty of conspiracy to import and production of cannabis and sentenced to 55 months.

In October 2014 officers stopped a vehicle in Hayes containing the imported drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Police investigating a robbery in Cobham.
Police are appealing for information after four masked men robbed Carphone Warehouse in Cobham yesterday evening.

The group ordered staff to open the safe, and locked two employees in the toilet before making their escape with around 160 iPhones.

They left out the back of the store, into the Waitrose car park.

A search of the area was carried out, but the suspects were not found.

The investigation remains ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

A report's found a fire at Clandon Park mansion in Surrey was started accidentally
A report's found a fire at Clandon Park mansion in Surrey was started accidentally, probably by a fault in an electrical distribution board.

95 per cent of the 18th century, grade one listed building was damaged in the fire in April, but no one was hurt.

Around 400 pieces of furniture and porcelain have been saved so far, and a team of salvage experts is still sifting through the debris to find more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Surrey Police has released an e-fit in connection with an assault in Horley


Surrey Police has released an e-fit in connection with an assault in Horley, which left a man in his thirties suffering an eye injury.

The incident took place in September on Victoria Road.

The suspect is alleged to have pushed his fingers into the victim’s eyes, causing a swollen left eye and burst blood vessels.

He’s described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 6 tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and was wearing a tee-shirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Faith school in Epsom to close after damning report

A Christian School in Epsom, Cornerstone, is closing down after an Ofsted report found it to be ‘inadequate’.

22 private faith schools were inspected nationwide and the watchdog said just five were rated 'good' or better.

Pupils at the Epsom school were not taught to understand different faiths, cultures and beliefs.

Students had "a limited view of the world because their education was not providing them with sufficient opportunities to learn about people with differing backgrounds and perspectives to their own".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Surrey Police has released an e-fit in connection with an assault in Horley

Surrey Police has released an e-fit in connection with an assault in Horley, which left a man in his thirties suffering an eye injury.

The incident took place in September on Victoria Road.

The suspect is alleged to have pushed his fingers into the victim’s eyes, causing a swollen left eye and burst blood vessels.

He’s described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 6 tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and was wearing a tee-shirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Bad weather sees influx of dumped cats at Battersea


With the UK being battered by gales and stormy weather, it’s also raining cats and mogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

The charity has seen a number of of cats and kittens being dumped in boxes and abandoned by their owners.

Most recently, a litter of four nine-week old kittens were found dumped in a black bag and brought into Battersea where Cattery staff named them Monsoon, Typhoon, Hurricane and Blizzard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Man dies after brawl in Mitcham

A 26-year-old man has died and two others remain in hospital after a mass street brawl in Mitcham.

The man was taken to hospital on Monday night suffering serious head injuries after the fight on Holborn Way. He died yesterday.

Another 26-year-old and a 29-year-old remain in hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is in police custody.

Five others were held on suspicion of violent disorder and bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Plane Stupid apologises for disruptiuon caused

Campaign group Plane Stupid has apologised for the travel disruption it caused during a demo this morning.

Five people have been arrested after the climate change protesters blocked one of the airport tunnels servicing terminals 2 and 3.

They were demonstrating against a third runway, and although they say they sympathise with travellers, their reasons for protest are valid.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Plane Stupid protest over at Heathrow

Five people have been arrested after climate change protesters blocked a road into Heathrow airport.

Campaign group Plane Stupid was demonstrating against a third runway.

Richmond Park’s MP Zac Goldsmith is the Conservative’s London Mayoral Candidate.

He’s also at odds with many senior figures in Government, who believe Heathrow should be expanded.

But Mr Goldsmith, who is against expansion, says he’s going to hold The Prime Minister to a promise he made back in 2009.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

The Mosque in Morden damaged by fire in September will open its doors tonight for a charity dinner


Investigations are still continuing as to what caused the blaze at the Baitul Futuh – Western Europe’s largest Mosque.

But tonight, Kamal Aftab will be remembered by worshippers.

The 33 year old passed away in August after he was diagnosed with blood cancer just six weeks previously.

Kamal was a youth mentor, fundraising champion and optometrist.

One of the Mosque’s charity projects will be named after him at tonight’s event.

Kamal's family and friends are trying to meet the £50,000 fundraising target he had set and was on track to meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Climate change protesters blocking the main road into Heathrow


The main road into Heathrow has been blocked by a climate change protest this morning.

Three members of campaign group Plane Stupid have parked a van across the inbound tunnel to the airport.

They're against expansion, holding a banner with the message: "No ifs, no buts: no third runway."

Police are now on site, passengers are being urged to allow extra time getting to the airport today.

Five people have been arrested.

The travel advice for people heading by car to Terminals 2 and 3 is to re-route to Terminals 4 and 5 and take the free inter terminal transfer.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

People in Elmbridge asked to be vigilant over fraud
People living in Elmbridge are being urged to remain vigilant following spate of attempted frauds

Over the last week there’s been at least ten attempted offences targeting elderly and vulnerable residents.

On each occasion the victim received a telephone call from someone claiming to be a Metropolitan Police officer who attempted to convince them to hand over bank details.

The victims all became suspicious about the identity of the caller and ended the conversation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Drivers in Surrey face longer rush hour journeys
Heavy rush hour traffic is forcing drivers in Surrey to set the alarm up to eight minutes earlier than five years ago just to get to work on time.

The slower commutes have been estimated from data published by the Department for Transport.

It reveals traffic takes two minutes and 41 seconds on average to travel a mile on Surrey’s A roads at peak times during the week.

That’s compared to two minutes 31 seconds in 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

St Louis Rams head to Twickenham
The St Louis Rams will host the first NFL American football game to be staged at Twickenham.

The match will go ahead on October 23rd next year, with an opponent yet to be confirmed.

The other regular-season contests in 2016 will be Jacksonville against Indianapolis on October 2nd at Wembley, with the same venue hosting Cincinnati against Washington on October 30th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Lorry stranded at busy Mitcham Junction

It took over six hours for a broken down lorry to be removed from Mitcham Common this morning.

The vehicle broke down just after 7am – causing big rush hour delays back through Purley and Croydon.

Police said the delays were down to recovery waiting time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Reward offered after arson at Epsom Haulage company

A Crimestopper's reward of up to £5,000 is being offered for information after arsonists set fire to 10 lorries belonging to Penwarden Haulage in Epsom.

CCTV images shows 2 hooded men, believed to be aged between 20 and 30, breaking into the yard early on Saturday the 3rd of October.

The pair are seen trying to open the lorries before throwing bricks at the windows and an object that sets the vehicles alight.

The 25-year-old family business has been devastated by the damage, which has left nine of the vehicles unrepairable.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Chancellor to set out his spending review

The Chancellor will set out his plans for government spending over the next 5 years in his spending review later.

George Osborne's promising to build 400,000 new homes.

Conservative Mayoral candidate, and MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith, says there are ways we can do this easily, in his eyes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Sewer works to continue in Raynes Park until next weekend

Sewer works in Raynes Park, originally due to last four weeks, will now last almost two months because the pipes are in such a bad state.

Thames Water has closed off Worple Road in the direction of Wimbledon, at the junction with Pepys Road.

A team is carrying out repairs to stop a potential sewage leak – and it’s warning they could last well after the road has reopened.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Machete robbery in Mitcham


Detectives investigating an armed robbery at an off-license in Mitcham have released CCTV footage to help identify two men.

The suspects went into the store in Church Road about 11 at night, just under two weeks ago, armed with a sword and a large machete.

One suspect’s seen threatening a woman sales assistant while his accomplice steals cash, cigarettes and alcohol.

The pair - said to be aged between 16 and 18 - had their faces covered and wore goggles and gloves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  

Police appeal after assault in Hounslow


Police are appealing for help in identifying a man after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus in Hounslow.

The assault took place on the route 423 as it travelled along Bath Road on Wednesday the 2nd of September. CCTV footage has been released.

The suspect is described as Asian, in his mid 30s, with short dark hair. He was wearing a light coloured shirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am  

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Players, Coaches and volunteers from Spelthorne have won awards
Players, coaches and volunteers from Spelthorne have been awarded for their sporting achievements, efforts and dedication.

Winners of the Spelthorne Sports Awards include 9-year-old Poppy Yates, who’s the British National Champion for tumbling and acro-gymnastics.

Four of the winners have also been short-listed for the Surrey Sports Awards, to be announced next Wednesday.

One nominee is Bill Eadie who has provided sailing for disabled people since 1997.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 pm  

Two carparks in Staines have won an award
Two more car parks in Staines have won the Park Mark ‘Safer Parking’ award.

The award is granted to parking areas that help deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour through good management, appropriate lighting and effective surveillance.

Trained police assessors decided Elmsleigh surface and multi-storey car parks met the criteria needed to win.

Drivers are able to identify safer parking environments like these by The Park Mark tick symbol.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 pm  

A British Airways pilot is hospitalised after an attack whilst landing at Heathrow
A British Airways pilot has suffered serious eye damage while landing at Heathrow.

His retina was burnt in one eye when a laser shone into the cockpit and he was taken straight to hospital.

General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots Association, Jim Auslan says it’s the most serious injury ever inflicted on a pilot during a laser attack in the UK.

In the first 6 months of this year, 168 attacks were recorded at Heathrow and Balpa says it’s a growing threat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

Chelsea triumph at Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0
In the Championships League - Chelsea remain on course for the knockout phase after a 4-0 triumph at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

In league two - AFC Wimbledon have lost to Dagenham & Redbridge at home. The final score was Wimbledon 0 - Dagenham & Redbridge 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Five thousand pound reward offered after arson attack in Epsom
A haulage company in Epsom is offering a reward after it lost several Lorries in an arson attack.

A Man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of arson. He’s been released on bail until December 10th pending further enquiries.

Juliet Ivie reports;


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

Three men have been hospitalised – one is fighting for his life after a brawl involving a large group of men in Mitcham last night.
Three men have been hospitalised – one is fighting for his life after a brawl involving a large group of men in Mitcham last night.

Officers and London Ambulance Services attended the scene on Holborn Way at about 7:15pm.

The three victims are aged between 26 and 29.

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and remain in custody at various south London police stations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Chelsea lead 1-0 at Maccabi Tel Aviv
Things are going well thus far for the Chelsea in the Champions League tonight.

In Group G, Chelsea lead 1-0 at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A report published today has highlighted a number of violent incidents involving boys at Feltham Prison


Inspectors visited Feltham’s ‘A’ side, which holds boys aged 15 to 18, in July and August.

Inspectors found that there had been 209 incidents in the six months leading up to the inspection.

It also found 37% of the boys in the prison said that they had been victimised by others.

In one incident, recorded on CCTV, a female officer was kicked and punched as she crouched over a boy who was being attacked.

Inspectors remarked on the high use of segregation and that boys were spending less time out of their cells than at the time of the previous inspection.

On average, they spent about 19 hours locked up on weekdays and 20 hours locked up each day at weekends.

But inspectors noted that they found that the prison had improved since their last inspection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

There’s a new contender in the race for Christmas number 1


Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice has released its charity single written by schoolchildren from Weybridge and Walton.

Nine schools joined forces to pen song, A Better World, about making the world a better place.

Gavin Greenaway, acclaimed music composer and conductor, worked with the children to compose the music.

A Better World includes verses focused on peace, friendship and courage, and also features a rap.

Actress Zoe Lucker joined the pupils in time for the song's release yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Some faith schools are failing children

Nine private faith schools, out of a group of 22 inspected nationwide, have been found to be 'inadequate' by Ofsted.

Pupils at a Christian School in Epsom, Cornerstone, were not taught to understand different faiths, cultures and beliefs.

Students had "a limited view of the world because their education was not providing them with sufficient opportunities to learn about people with differing backgrounds and perspectives to their own".

The watchdog said just five are rated as 'good' or better.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Inquest into death of helicopter pilot in Vauxhall continues

An inquest has heard the pilot of a helicopter which crashed in Vauxhall had been worried about flying that day due to freezing fog.

Peter Barnes was killed when his aircraft hit a crane attached to St George Wharf Tower in January 2013 after being diverted to Battersea heliport.

A pedestrian also died and 12 others were injured.

His partner, Rebecca Dixon, says he’d expressed concerns about the weather but felt pressure to pick up his long-time friend as arranged.

The inquest continues and is expected to finish next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Ram raid in Banstead

Police are appealing for witnesses after a ram raid at an off-licence in Banstead.

A car mounted the pavement in the High Street early yesterday morning and then reversed into the doorway of Hartley’s.

A man, wearing a light-coloured Parker coat with the hood up, was seen to enter the shop and a quantity of alcohol was stolen.

The black Porsche Cayenne he was driving was stolen from Thornton Heath.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Man jailed for attempted abduction in Sutton

A man from Coulsdon who tried to drag a young woman off the street in Sutton and into a driveway while she was walking home alone at night has been jailed.

The 20 year old had finished work in Worcester Park and had caught a bus from Cheam Common Road in August last year.

She got off at Stonecot Hill and was walking along Sutton Common Road when she was attacked; she broke free by biting 30 year old James Gathercole.

He was sentenced to four and a half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Police investigate boat theft at Shepperton Lock

Police are appealing for information following a boat theft near Shepperton Lock.

It’s worth over 10 thousand pounds and is a 15 foot long cream Quicksilver boat with the name ‘Bonnie Doris’ printed on the side.

It’s believed to have been stolen earlier this month.

The owner Ron Offord says they bought the boat three years ago and it holds great sentimental value to him and his family.

He suffered a stroke two years ago, and the boat has really helped with his recuperation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Distraction burglary in Sutton
A 97 year old woman has had three hundred pounds stolen in a distraction burglary at her home in Sutton.

Three men called at her flat in Brunswick Road on Saturday afternoon - saying they were from the council and needed to check pipes for water leaks.

The woman and her daughter, who was visiting at the time, became suspicious and asked the men to leave.

They discovered afterwards the cash had been taken from a bedroom.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Police appeal after assault in Epsom

Officers are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a woman in Epsom.

The victim was driving a black Citroen C1 on Ashley Road last Thursday, when the car was hit from behind by a silver Lexus Saloon.

The driver of the Lexus got out and grabbed hold of the 17-year-old, he then let go of her and ran off towards St Martin’s School.

The suspect’s described as white, in his 20s and of skinny build, with a beard - he was wearing a grey beanie hat and a grey tracksuit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Memorial planned for schoolgirl

A week on from a fatal accident in New Malden, and the parents of the schoolgirl killed are hoping to hold a memorial service this weekend.

13 year old Lavna Chuttoo fell under the wheels of an HGV last Tuesday morning in Coombe Road.

She had been on her way to school when her father says she slipped into the road.

The driver was not arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

More than 25,000 people across the UK are living with HIV and don’t know it

In Kingston, more than two in every 1,000 people aged 15 to 59 have been diagnosed with the disease.

This week, a number of testing units have been set up across the borough to help people get a quick diagnosis and treatment.

TV Doctor Christian Jessen says he can understand why age old stigmas of the disease may prevent people getting tested.



Testing sessions in Kingston town centre.

Testing sessions will be held in Kingston on the YES bus parked in Memorial Square outside Accessorize, with additional confidential testing space nearby, on the following days:

•Tuesday 24 November 11am to 3pm
•Wednesday 25 November 11am to 3pm
•Thursday 26 November 11am to 7pm
•Friday 27 November 11am to 3pm
•Saturday 28 November 11am to 5pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Monday, 23 November 2015

Sunderland beat Crystal palace 1-0

Sunderland are one point away from escaping the Premier League's relegation zone, after a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Jermain Defoe made the most of a defensive mix up between Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and defender Scott Dann to score the winning goal late in the second half.

The home side missed a chance to go sixth in the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

It's goalless going into the second half of Crystal Palace's Premier League game at home to struggling Sunderland

It's goalless going into the second half of Crystal Palace's Premier League game at home to struggling Sunderland.

The hosts would go sixth with a victory, whereas Sam Allardyce's side are trying to strengthen their hopes of getting out of the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

An elderly man has died after being hit by a motorcycle in Tooting Broadway

An elderly man has died after being hit by a motorcycle in Tooting Broadway on Saturday.

The 83 year old pedestrian died in hospital the day after the collision.

Police say next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The motorcyclist stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Surrey Police "lacked knowledge" of grooming

The police watchdog says call handlers need to be better trained after concerns about the way the mother of a murdered schoolboy was treated.

Computer engineer Lewis Daynes was jailed for life last year for grooming and then killing Breck Bednar.

An investigation found the person who took the call for Surrey Police - and their supervisor - lacked knowledge of dealing with grooming when the 14-year-old's mum rang with her concerns.



Breck's mother Lorin LaFave has spoken of what she thinks needs to be done.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Lucky escape after fire in Cheam

A man has safely escaped from a fire in his flat thanks to a sprinkler system installed at his residential care home.

The Brigade was called to a fire in a two roomed ground floor flat on Mickleham Gardens in Cheam on Saturday

Sprinklers had already put out the blaze before crews arrived at the scene.

The elderly occupant left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and was treated by London Ambulance Service for shock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Sutton tests its emergency response


The borough's emergency procedures were tested to the extreme in a simulated terrorist attack last Wednesday.

By pure chance the Sutton emergency response exercise, which had been planned for several months, came just five days after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The Sutton scenario was a huge explosion outside a busy train station in the borough causing significant loss of life and serious injuries as well as considerable damage to buildings.

The borough's response was co-ordinated and controlled by a number of representatives from different organisations including Met Police and Sutton Council from the Borough's Emergency Control Centre set up at Sutton Police Station.

As part of the exercise, a survivor reception centre was also set up at Sutton Life Centre to look after the 'uninjured survivors' - many of whom were suffering from shock and trauma and had been subject to a white dust residue which had contaminated the air following the explosion.

To assist, London Fire Brigade set up their decontamination tent in the car park at the rear of the Life Centre where survivors wearing white suits went through a decontamination process.

More than 75 members of the public had volunteered to be uninjured survivors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Mother who smothered her children in New Malden had already been seen by professionals

A serious case review has found a depressed mother who smothered her three young disabled children was seen by dozens of different professionals.

It's described the involvement of so many people in Tania Clarence's case as an "insurmountable problem".

Mrs Clarence, of Thetford Road dmitted the manslaughter of her three-year-old twins Max and Ben and four year old daughter Olivia.

The review showed that professionals recognised as early as 2010 that she was probably depressed.

Richard Egan is the family's solictor. Here he refers to the Clarence family as the "A Family."



Tania’s husband Gary says she dedicated her life to caring for their children.



Serious Case Review has recommended:

◾Child-In-Need planning, involving multiple agencies, needs to be led by a social worker and not a health worker
◾Parents should routinely be offered counselling and support information whenever a child is diagnosed with a disability
◾Health practitioners should explore parents' cultural background and their attitudes towards council services
◾A system to ensure all case workers feel able to escalate concerns
◾A clear system to flag up child protection referrals and ensure referral recommendations do not get lost when information is shared by different agencies
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Esher deaths were "unlawful."

A coroner has ruled that a mother and her daughter were unlawfully killed at their home in Esher.

The bodies of 47 year old Lisa Anthony, and her 14 year old daughter Ava, were found in June at the house in a gated community.

The inquest heard Mrs Anthony's estranged husband Jonathan killed the mother and daughter then fled to France before killing himself.

His body was found the day before the bodies of his estranged wife and daughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Leader of Hounslow council issues statement following "dirty protest."


A number of residents in Hounslow barricaded the council leader in his home last week.

They blockaded his home in Brentford with wheelie bins.

Steve Curran returned from a council meeting to find protesters outside his home, which was surrounded by dozens of wheelie bins.

The demonstration was in response to council plans to introduce the bins to cut costs and increase recycling.

Some residents claim the bins are unsightly and pose a potential health and safety risk and they were not properly consulted over the move.

Labour council leader Mr Curran, called police when he could not get into his home prompting the protesters to abandon the demonstration.

He refused our request for an interview, but issued this statement.

I returned home in the evening to find people protesting against the roll out of the new wheelie bins and blocking access in and out of my house using dozens of wheelie bins. There were between 20—25 people waiting for me to come home and I have no qualms about saying I was very concerned by their presence and behaviour; and disappointed that they had chosen to make their feelings known in this way. I had no option but to call the police as I was being harassed and felt threatened.

I firmly believe in the right to protest and I know people feel very strongly, both for and against the introduction of wheelie bins, but there are appropriate ways to make your feelings known.

As Leader of Hounslow Council, I take full responsibility for the decisions we take, but it’s simply not appropriate for a crowd of people to heckle and barrack me at night, outside the home which I share with my family. Nor is it right to prevent access in and out of my house with wheelie bins. Protesting outside my house is also not fair to my neighbours.

I had no option but to call the police as I was being harassed and felt threatened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

"Twickenham is for rugby, not monster trucks."

That’s the view of some residents opposing plans to bring a US monster truck festival to the stadium next year.

Monster Jam is an event where 15ft-high, six-tonne trucks race and perform stunts on a dirt track.

Some neighbours fear the area will be swamped with “noisy petrol heads” and “impromptu drag racing in the streets”.

Richmond council is considering an application by the RFU, which currently has permission to host rugby matches and three concerts a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Croydon's residents could soon be living the high life


Croydon could be about to get a skyscraper boasting the highest bar in Europe.

The plans, submitted by a Chinese construction firm, also feature a suspended 14th floor glass bottom swimming pool.

The deal, called One Lansdowne Road, is worth £500 million.

If the plan goes ahead, the development will consist of two tower blocks, rising to 51 and 65 storeys, linked by the pool.

Developers Guildhouse UK and Rosepride, won planning permission for a 55 storey town-centre skyscraper containing offices, flats and a hotel in 2012, but have since redrafted the proposals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Inquest into Vauxhall crash begins

The sister of a man from Sutton killed in the Vauxhall helicopter crash says she is still waiting for answers.

39 year old Matthew Wood died after a helicopter clipped a crane and crashed in heavy fog while he was walking to work.

The helicopter pilot, Pete Barnes, was also killed in the crash into the Tower at St George Wharf in January 2013.

A two-and-a-half week-long inquest into the deaths started this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Man and woman found dead in North Kensington

Police say they aren’t ruling out a possible murder/suicide as the cause of deaths of a man and woman in North Kensington.

Officers were called to an address in Freston Road at 9.45pm on Friday following concerns for the welfare of a resident.

A woman, believed to be in her 40s, was found dead inside the home and a man, in his 50s, was found outside .

It’s believed he had fallen from a height.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

A man is stabbed in Clapham street fight
A man is in hospital with stab wounds after a street fight in Clapham this morning.

Police were called to reports of a number of men fighting at the junction of Poynders Road and Hazelbourne Road shortly after nine.

A large group of men are believed to have been involved – all of them had left the scene before officers arrived.

Two knives have been recovered in the street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Attempted murder in Thornton Heath


Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a man in Thornton Heath have issued CCTV footage to help identify a man they wish to speak with in connection with the assault.

On Thursday, the 9th of July, police were called to reports of a man being assaulted outside the Betfred betting shop on London Road.

Witnesses reported seeing four men, out of a group of six, stab the 32-year-old victim in the chest before running towards Raymead Avenue and getting into a car.

Paramedics arrived and took the injured man to a south London hospital with multiple stab wounds to his chest. He has since been discharged.

CCTV in the area captured a man, believed to be one of the assailants, running from the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

A serious review case report is issued on a New Malden manslaughter case

A serious case review has found the deaths of three severely disabled children who were smothered by their mother "could not have been predicted nor prevented."

Tania Clarence from New Malden in was sentenced to a hospital order a year ago after admitting to the manslaughter of her daughter and twin boys.

The report also says there was "professional concern" about her mental health but she refused counselling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

It's 'true grit' in Surrey

Gritting lorries took to Surrey’s roads over the weekend for the first time since last winter.

As temperatures plunged, the fleet of hi-tech gritters began treating roads county-wide, using the council’s 16,000-tonne stockpile of salt.

The winter preparations also included filling more than 1,700 grit bins for people to treat roads and pavements in their local communities.

And an army of farmers has been assembled equipped and ready with ploughs, to tackle snow and ice in rural areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Gun amnesty started in London

The Met Police has started a gun amnesty in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Anyone handing a weapon in during the two-week campaign won't face prosecution and can stay anonymous.

The force says events in the French capital 'have inevitably led to a heightened state of alert on London's streets.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am  

Research highlights inequalities in Elmbridge

New research from an independent think tank claims to uncover the hidden inequalities facing the borough of Elmbridge.

The report released today by the New Economics Foundation reveals the wide pay gap, Elbridge’s greater housing and living costs and its child poverty hotspots.

It also highlights how the lowest earners in the borough are failing to meet a decent standard of living.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

Call for better training for Surrey Police call handlers
The police watchdog wants better training for call handlers after the way the mother of a murdered schoolboy was treated.

Lewis Daynes was jailed for life last year for killing Caterham schoolboy Breck Bednar, after grooming him online.

An investigation found the 14-year-old's mum didn't receive the support she needed when she rang Surrey Police to raise concerns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am  

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Wisley Airfield development
Guildford Council have delayed a decision on plans to build over 2,000 homes on the site of Wisley Airfield at the junction of the M25 and M3 motorways.

The wartime airfield closed in 1973 because the runway was too short and too close to Heathrow.

The buildings on the site were removed and land sold back to its former owner for agricultural use, now just the runway’s left.

Developers Wisley Property Investments hope to build homes, shops, a school, health centre and sports pitch on the site.

A decision had been expected by 24 December but Guildford councillor Tony Rooth said more information was needed and the date was "now unlikely"

Guildford council’s said it’ll be seeking to agree a further extension on the decision date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

Still uncertainty over Fulham's next head coach
Two weeks after sacking Kit Symons, it’s still no clearer as to who Fulham will appoint as their next head coach.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

New football pitch could boost sports participation in Battersea
Plans for a new £1.3m all-weather pitch to help boost sports participation for young people in Battersea are set to be discussed.

Councillors will consider approving proposals for a new 3G artificial grass pitch in Falcon Park when they meet on Tuesday.

If approved, the new playing surface would replace four existing junior size grass pitches which often get waterlogged in winter.

A new leisure centre is also planned in this part of Battersea as part of Wandsworth Council’s regeneration schemes for the York Road and Winstanley estates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

House fire in Staines
A house fire that broke out in a bedroom of a home in Staines has been extinguished.

Fire crews were called just before 4.25 this afternoon to the property in Brightside Avenue, and took just over 20 minutes to get the blaze under control.

An ambulance was also called to treat a man, whose current condition is unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm  

Funding for neighbourhood improvement schemes in Wandsworth
Wandsworth Council has announced £1.1m worth of funding for neighbourhood improvement schemes.

The money comes from the Wandsworth Local Fund, which is a charge made on developers, usually of new homes.

Schemes being recommended to receive help from the money include resurfacing roads and pavements in Putney Vale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

'Increasing concern' about missing Fulham teenage girl


Police say they’re growing increasingly concerned about a missing teenage girl from Fulham.

15-year-old Tyrenne Mason-Hawkins was last seen on Wednesday morning and hasn’t made contact with her family since she went missing.

Tyrenne, who’s also known as Taryn, is described as black, 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build.

She was last seen wearing a school uniform and was carrying a white school bag, but it’s believed she may have since changed her clothes.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Hammersmith & Fulham Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Man still fighting for life 24 hours on from Tooting collision
A man is still fighting for his life in hospital after being involved in a collision with a motorbike in Tooting.

It happened just after 1.15 yesterday lunchtime on Tooting Broadway.

He was taken to a South London hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The motorcyclist stopped at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

South terminal at Gatwick Airport evacuated
The South terminal of Gatwick Airport has been evacuated after fire alarms went off earlier this morning. It is the second evacuation of Gatwick this week.
Gatwick Airport has since tweeted apologising for today’s evacuation and that they hope to have things sorted soon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Mourinho sure he has trust of owners
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he’s assured he retains the trust of owner Roman Abramovich.

The Blues have struggled this season, losing seven games leading to question marks over the future of the manager.

The Blues’ technical director Michael Emenalo had told the Daily Telegraph that Abramovich supports Mourinho, despite the poor start

Below you can hear that this was no surprise to the Portugese manager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Partially sighted athlete selected to compete in Brazil

Hollyfield School student Souleyman Bah will travel to Brazil next week to compete in the 2015 School Paralympic Games.

Souleyman trains at Kingston Athletics club and won gold at the London Youth Games ParaGames this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

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