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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Missing man from Addlestone has been found


A missing man from Addlestone has been found safe and well.

24-year old Jake Smith had not been seen since Monday, but returned home to his family this evening.

Police thank the media and public for help with their search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Surrey schools oversubscribed this year

Surrey County Council has received a record number of applications for school places this year.

More than 13,800 applications were submitted by the closing date on January 15th, that’s 215 more than last year.

The secondary school applications paint a similar story.

Linda Kemeny from Surrey County Council says ‘We need to find 11000 extra places over the next 5 years but face a shortfall in the funds we need to create them.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

Fulham manager gets his first win

Slavisa Jokanovic has his first official win as Fulham manager.

They got a 3-1 victory at London rivals QPR in the Championship's early kick-off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Weybridge MP backs hacking of computers



Foreign Secretary and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond has welcomed a ruling that spies who hack into computers and smartphones do so legally.

A security tribunal threw out a legal challenge from campaigners Privacy International following the revelations of mass surveillance by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

During the tribunal GCHQ admitted for the first time it does hack devices, but judges said that was within the law.

Mr Hammond hailed the ability to infiltrate computer networks as a crucial part in the UK’s ability to protect its citizens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Team news for QPR shortly

Football and there’ll be team news from QPR in half an hour’s time for the starting line-up.

The Hoops are hosting Fulham at lunchtime in a South West London Derby to kick off the weekend’s action.

Elsewhere in the Championship Brentford who have just one win in six go North to visit Sheffield Wednesday.

In the Premier League Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew hopes last week's draw with Swansea is a sign that their form is turning around.

They've yet to win in the top flight in 2016 - and host Watford this afternoon.

Pardew expected a slump at some stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Missing Hounslow teenager



A teenager has gone missing from Hounslow.

Police have issued an alert for Ibrahim Saeed.

Anyone who sees the boy should call 101 and give the police the reference 16MIS005216
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Isleworth Magistrates heard that a gifted 13 year old confined to bed after a road collision.

A career criminal who left a boy in a coma after the car he was driving collided with him has jailed for a total of three years and nine months at Isleworth Crown Court.

36 year old James McDonagh of Devonshire Hill Lane in Tottenham pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and causing injury by dangerous driving.

He was caught selling fake laptops and as he sped off the collision happened.

The 13 year old victim is now bed-bound.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

New Malden car salesman jailed

A car salesman in New Malden has been jailed for sixteen months for selling cars with tens of thousands of miles knocked off the clock.

Farman Tayebi, who owned Direct Car Sales branches in both Croydon and New Malden, sold two cars with more than 30,000 miles knocked off.

He also sold cars that broke down within days and with tyres that were dangerous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Zouma in high spirits despite injury

Chelsea interim manager Gus Hiddink said Kurt Zouma is in high spirits despite his knee ligament injury.

Hiddink spoke with the player before his surgery and said he was acting as if the injury had not happened.

The Dutchman added he feels for the 21-year-old whom he believes was progressing well in his career.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Hiddink will take Newcastle game seriously

In sport, QPR host Fulham tomorrow lunchtime in a South West London derby to kick off the weekend’s action.

Elsewhere in the Championship Brentford, who have won just one in six, visit Sheffield Wednesday.

In the Premier League Crystal Palace can move into the top half with a win at home to Watford, while Wimbledon host Luton in League 2

Chelsea visit Newcastle in the afternoon match, just three days before their Champions League clash with PSG.

You can hear Hiddink insists he’ll be taking the game seriously below.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

Friday, 12 February 2016

New Visit Surrey website launches next month
Visit Surrey is to launch its brand new tourism website next month.

They were awarded funding from Surrey County Council to create the new website needed to accommodate all modern technologies.

It showcases the area’s attractions, gardens, heritage and countryside, as well as where to stay and eat and has new features such as integrated social media.

Its official launch is on the 23rd March at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Guildford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Levi Bellfield confesses to abduction, rape and murder of Walton school girl Milly Dowler

Levi Bellfield has denied confessing to the abduction, rape and murder of Walton school girl Milly Dowler.

Police announced last month that he'd admitted his role in the schoolgirl's death for the first time during new interviews last year.

Bellfield’s solicitor, Julia Cooper, said he believed a ‘covert tape’ may have been used to record his responses in the interviews.

She’s made a formal complaint to Surrey Police, who stand by their statement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm  

A pensioner accused of trying to kill a commuter by pushing her in front of a tube will be assessed by doctors before he stands trial

81-year old Yoshiyuki Shinohara shoved a woman towards the Bakerloo Line train as it entered the platform at Piccadilly Circus.

She hit the side of the train and rebounded on to the platform, escaping with just minor cuts and bruises.

Shinohara is originally from Japan, but was staying at a hotel in Heathrow at the time.

He has been remanded in custody at HMP Wandsworth until his hearing in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

A man from Shepherd’s Bush has pleaded guilty midway through his trial to conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts

Tarik Hassane has admitted preparing what was alleged to be a drive-by shooting by sourcing a weapon and ammunition in 2014.

The Old Bailey trial will continue on Monday with three other men who face similar charges.

The 22 year old will be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent has been sentenced to a year in jail, suspended for two years

It’s after the 37 year old admitted affray and possession of cocaine at his home in Esher.

He pleaded guilty at previous hearings at Guildford Crown Court to the charges which stemmed from an incident in September.

The ex-Everton, Ipswich and Charlton striker was reportedly Tasered by police responding to reports of a break-in at his home in Claremont Lane.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Boy assaulted in Epsom

A 16-year-old boy was in the games area on the Longmead Estate on Wednesday with his friends when they had a conversation with a woman.

She later returned in a car with a man who got out and physically assaulted the teenager knocking him to the ground.

The man’s white, in his 30s, around 6ft, stocky build with short ginger hair and beard.

The woman is in her 30s, around 5ft, slim, blond hair in a ponytail and spoke with an Eastern European accent.

The car is a black 4x4 with tinted windows.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

GSK fined record fee

Brentford based, Drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline has been fined almost £38-million for paying its rivals not to make a cheaper version of a medicine.

Several other pharmaceutical companies face smaller fines over the deals involving the lucrative anti-depressant, Seroxat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

UPDATE: Epsom Fire

A ground floor maisonette in Epsom has been ravaged by fire.

The blaze, which completely destroyed the building, broke out in East Street just after 10am.

No one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Royal Marsden leads the way

A potentially life-extending medicine could be made available to kidney cancer patients on the NHS in the UK.

Experts say the treatment, Nivolumab, works differently to previous drugs.

Dr James Larkin works at the Royal Marsden Hospital’s site in Brompton.

He says it's good news for sufferers.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Ground floor maisonette in Epsom gutted after fire

A ground floor maisonette in Epsom has been gutted following a fire this morning.

Two hose reel jets were used by rescue teams attending the blaze in East street.

Two fire engines remain on the scene and an investigation is underway.

There are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Appeal following sexual assault in Clapham



Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a sexual assault in Clapham.

The alleged incident occurred in the early hours on Sunday the 12th of December in Orlando road.

A woman in her 20s was grabbed by a man who pushed her against a wall and sexually assault her, he ran off in the direction of Clapham old town.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged 25 to 30. He was clean shaven and was wearing a black hooded top and dark blue jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Kingston police thank off-duty soldier after tripping up a suspected criminal



A man who tripped up a suspected drug dealer fleeing from police in Kingston has been revealed as an off-duty soldier and bandsman.

37 year-old, Lance Sgt Matthew Lawson, had just shared an early Valentine's meal with his wife in area and saw the teenager running towards them with police in hot pursuit.

Mr Lawson stuck out his foot and tripped the man up which resulted in the police catching him.

Police in Kingston have described him as a "legend".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Crystal Palace fans hit by directors box price increase

Some Crystal Palace fans won’t be able to renew their season tickets following a price increase to two hundred directors’ box ticket prices.

The club says it will help those affected by the price increase and are open to relocating fans to other parts of the ground.

Palace are freezing the price of all general admission season tickets for the second year running.

It comes in the wake of Liverpool scrapping their controversial £77 match day ticket for next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

Epsom and Ewell council approves budget

Epsom and Ewell councillors have voted unanimously to accept the 2016/17 budget.

It’s been approved against the background of central Government cuts.

The revenue support grant that the council receives from government is to decrease by 50% for the financial year 2016/17.

After yesterday evenings full council meeting a spokesman for the borough said their main objective is to protect and maintain frontline services despite the cuts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 am  

Protesters continue fight against Crossrail 2 station in Chelsea

Campaigners against a new train station in Chelsea have delivered a petition to Boris Johnston at City Hall.

10,000 residents signed the petition stating their opposition to the station on Kings Road which is part of the £30-billion North-South Crossrail2.

More than half the respondents to TfL’s consultation on the Crossrail2 line opposed a station at Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 am  

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Surbiton MP chairs meeting on aggressive begging and street drinking.



More than sixty people attended a meeting on anti-social behaviour in Surbiton tonight.

The meeting heard that the closure of the Kaleidoscope drug clinic had shifted a problem from the Royal Borough over to Surbiton.

Locals were also told that a detox clinic which is now based in the new health centre on Ewell Road meant that the number of addicts in the area has increased.

Sargeant Trudy Hutchinson said that one particular drug dealer had been given 14 ASBO's or anti-social
behaviour orders.


Another man who had been begging outside McDonalds in Victoria Road was making more than £200 a day in donations.

James Berry said there was a small group of homeless people who did not want to be helped.

He told the meeting that he had spotted drug-dealing while he was out campaigning in the run up to last year's General Election.

The message from the police was to report any suspicious behaviour no matter how small by phoning 101.

The Surbiton Safer Neighbourhood Team are based in the YMCA on Victoria Road.

Tomorrow Chief Inspector Taylor will attend a meeting to develop a plan for the whole borough on the

issues of aggressive begging and drug-dealing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 pm  

Inquest into death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey hears of army recruits taking illegal drugs

An inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James has heard of army recruits taking illegal drugs at Deepcut Barracks.

The court was told of the lack of supervision as soldiers were left drinking and partying whilst underage.

Warrant Officer 1 Sarah Ditchfield, who trained with James, admitted taking illegal drugs with recruits at a nightclub.

She told Woking Coroners Court that “there wasn’t enough non-commissioned officers to control the amount of recruits they had.”

18 year old Private Cheryl James was found dead at the Barracks from a single bullet wound in 1995. The inquest continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Hounslow Highways win award from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy

Hounslow Highways have recognised for Quality Improvement by Keep Britain Tidy.

They picked up the award yesterday at the environmental charity’s ceremony in Birmingham.

The awards recognise the achievements of local authorities and businesses that have improved environmental quality through new ideas.

They also demonstrate to the public that their local authority is taking their environmental responsibilities seriously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Richmond Magistrates court is to close along with 85 others across the country, including Feltham and Hammersmith

Nearly a fifth of all courts and tribunals in England and Wales are to close as part of modernisation plans.

The reforms have been put in place in a bid to reduce the £500m annual cost of the courts estate.

Ministers say 48% of court buildings were empty at least half of the time last year.

The government has published a schedule for the closures, with six phases planned between now and September 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

A Dutchman wrongly accused of rape has been freed from prison in Spain where he was serving a 15 year sentence

The Spanish Supreme Court ordered Romano van der Dussen’s immediate release after British killer Mark Dixie admitted to carrying out the sex attack.

Dixie, who’s from Streatham, is already serving life for the murder of Sally Ann Bowman on her doorstep in Croydon in 2005.

He admitted raping a Spanish woman in a drink and drug fuelled rage in August 2003 to Dussen’s lawyer in June last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

A rowing coach who drowned in the Thames at Putney last February, got into a boat that was already “taking on water"

The inquest into the death of Michael Hill heard he was due to coach a team from Thames Rowing Club at the time of his death.

The 48 year old’s motorised boat was found circling at the time, but his body was not recovered for five weeks.

A ruling of accidental death was made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

A man from Ashford, convicted of benefit fraud which spanned 10 years, has been order to repay nearly £25,000

Abdur Rahman pleaded guilty to fraudulently claiming Housing Benefit between April 2007 and October 2014.

He also fraudulently claimed council tax benefits between January 2005 and October 2008.

Rahman was given an eight-month suspended prison sentence, and ordered to repay the full amount he received and the Council’s costs of nearly £2,000 pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Police are investigating a burglary in Staines in which a car was stolen

It happened on Monday night or early on Tuesday morning in Penton Road.

The thieves fished out the car keys via the letterbox and stole the blue BMW from a nearby parking bay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Chemical evacuation in Croydon

Twenty people were evacuated from a hotel on Waddon Way in Croydon yesterday while fire fighters investigated a the smell of unknown chemicals.

Fire fighters used Detection Identification and Monitoring equipment to sweep the building and found a small amount of ammonia was leaking from a fridge in a first floor room.

The fridge was sealed and made safe and the room ventilated.

Two men who were suffering from breathing difficulties were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.

Fire fighters from Croydon and Wallington fire stations attended the incident.

The Brigade was called at 4pm and the incident was over at 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Police are appealing for information after a suspicious fire in Woking

Surrey Police is appealing for information following a suspicious fire at a property in Woking on Tuesday.

Officers were alerted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service of a fire at a shed attached to the side of the property in Monument Road.

Two men in a white van alerted the residents before the fire could spread.

Officers believe they could hold vital information and are keen to speak to them.

If you have any information please call Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

A sixth man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Neel Croos in Mitcham

A sixth man has been charged in connection with the murder of Neel Croos after a mass brawl in a car park in Holborn Way last November.

23 year-old, Jerome Anton Jeyakumar from Mitcham, was charged with murder and violent disorder yesterday.

He will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today.

Five men have already been charged with the murder of Neel Croos.

A trial is currently scheduled to take place at the Old Bailey on 23 May 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Martin Clunes is urging police to find the cat killer of Croydon

The actor Martin Clunes has joined the hunt to find the cat killer of Croydon.

It’s emerged the self-confessed animal lover has waded in on the criminal investigation to track down the person responsible.

He has sent an email the Met Police Commissioner, urging him to step-up the search to find out who is behind the massacre of 35 cats.

Animal campaign group Peta is offering a reward of £5,000 for information that will lead to the arrest of the killer.

X Factor presenters Dermot O'Leary and Caroline Flack have also pledged their support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Police in Kingston have carried out a series of dawn drug raids.

Jackie's Andy Catford went with them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Judge to review Met abuse inquiries



The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, has asked a former High Court judge to examine the way non-recent sexual allegations against public figures are investigated.

Sir Richard Henriques has agreed to conduct the independent review of a number of investigations and make recommendations about whether there are ways to improve the process for all of those involved in it in the future.

The key findings of the review and the recommendations will be published later this year, but the full review will contain confidential and sensitive information and will be a private report for the Commissioner.

The Operation Midland inquiry into a 1970s paedophile ring that operated partly out of the Elm guest house in Barnes, is among the investigations that will be examined.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Junior doctors and supporters campaign outside St Helier

The health secretary's insisted progress has been made in talks with junior doctors, despite strike action going ahead today.

Nearly 3,000 operations have been cancelled across England.

Clare Donovan from St Helier hospital, is one of the junior doctors striking today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Campaigners are calling for an end to the bi-annual deer culls in the Royal Parks

Almost 300 animals are killed in Bushy and Richmond Parks each February and November, and Royal Parks says this is to keep herds healthy.

Those against the culls, say contraceptives, already being used on Dartmoor Ponies, could be an alternative.

But, Lesley Dove, an animal rights campaigner from Hampton, says she fears there’s a monetary reason why the culls will continue.



To find out more, search for "Stop the Deer Cull" on Facebook.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

A lorry driver who killed an elderly couple as they walked home at Sunbury Cross, has been handed a nine month suspended sentence

The Old Bailey had heard 44 year old Darren Sanders was “not concentrating” when he hit Vera and George Maskell in July 2014.

He failed to notice the pensioners in their 80s, as he was also partially blind in one eye.

But he was acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving, having admitted two counts of causing death by careless driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Police appeal after assault in Staines

Police are appealing for help to find a woman they believe was violently assaulted in Staines on Sunday.

A member of the public reported witnessing a man assaulting a woman at around 6.30pm in the car park outside the Two Rivers Retail Park.

However, the victim has not come forward to the police.

Officers are also keen to trace the driver of a white 4x4 seen in the area, with a partial index of LC13.

He’s described as white, of medium build, around 40-years-old and with light brown/ greying hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A 90 minute documentary following the man from Purley who took his own life at a Swiss clinic, will be aired tonight

Simon Binner, a Cambridge graduate who suffered from motor neurone disease, killed himself on October the 19th.

He made headlines after he announced on LinkedIn that he planned to end his life at the Eternal Spirit clinic, in Basel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

The commuter racially abused by Chelsea supporters in Paris, has accepted an invitation from Paris Saint-Germain

The invite is to watch the London club's Champions League last-16 first leg at Parc des Princes next week.

Souleymane Sylla, was pushed and shoved by Chelsea supporters as he tried to board a metro train last February.

They were chanting "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it" as they travelled to their club's match with PSG.

The five men involved were given football banning orders of up to five years last July and lifetime bans from the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Junior Doctors join the picket line at St Helier

England's junior doctors have begun a 24 hour strike in a row over changes to weekend working and pay during unsocial hours.

It's the second time they have walked out in less than a month, leading to the cancellation of 2,800 operations nationwide.

For 24 hours they're only providing an emergency service, as part of their dispute with the government about a new contract.

These campaigners are on the picket line at St Helier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Travel chaos in West London as driver gets stuck doing a u-turn



This was the scene outside Shepherd's Bush Station this morning after a lorry carrying a crane got stuck doing a u-turn, causing travel chaos.

The accident happened near Shepherd's Bush Green just after 7.30am.



At one point, delays were reaching as far back as Castelnau.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

Credit @HannahPrince_UK and TfL
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

The Duchess of Cornwall visited Trinity Hospice in Clapham this morning as part of celebrations to mark its 125th year

Her Royal Highness was given a tour of the site, of which she is a patron, before meeting staff.

While speaking to patients, the Duchess, who is a keen painter, complemented her husband, Prince Charles’s skills.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Action for Roehampton's Alton Centre



Wandsworth council will meet tomorrow to discuss the centre's future.

From around 6.30pm-7pm there will be a demonstration outside the Town Hall by campaigners fighting to keep it open.

The council says it needs to close to save money after central Government grants to authorities were cut.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

London home of Jimi Hendrix opens to public

The former London home of Jimi Hendrix opens to the public today.

The rock star moved into 23 Brook Street in Mayfair in 1968, and lived there briefly before heading on a US tour and returning the following year.

The flat's been fully restored to how it was when he was there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Details of Walton schoolgirl's final hours have emerged

Harrowing details of Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler's final hours have emerged in a statement from her family.

The Dowlers say they were made aware last May, of the extent of the 13-year-old's suffering at the hands of Levi Bellfield, who was jailed for life for her murder, and the murders of Amelie Delagrange in Twickenham and Marsha McDonnell in Hampton.

But the family says it was obliged to remain silent for eight months while investigations continued.

They say they hope her soul can now finally rest in peace.

Milly Dowler's family say they want to the public to know what Levi Bellfield did to "our beautiful daughter and sister".

Here is the full statement from the family of Milly Dowler after her killer Levi Bellfield gave details of his crimes.

"We feel we need to say something in addition to the information that has already been made public, as we do not think what has been revealed reflects the true heinousness of this man.

"In May 2015 - nearly nine months ago - we were informed that Bellfield had requested to speak to Surrey Police about Milly.

"Bellfield made it clear to police that he would only speak to female police officers.

"Bellfield provided the officers with a harrowing account of Milly's final 14 hours.

"Giving details of her abduction, repeated rape, torture and then finally how he murdered her.

"The reason we were told this information last May, was because previously Bellfield had shared the information with other prison inmates and one of them was due to be released.

"This meant there was a risk that this information could be made public without us knowing about it.

"Bellfield told the police that after abducting Milly and assaulting her at his flat a few yards from Walton Station, he then drove her to his mother's house.

"He reversed down a long driveway and then raped her in broad daylight over the boot of his car.

"Bellfield then moved her to another location, where the rape and torture continued for a number of hours, until the next day when he finally strangled her to death.

Bellfield requested to speak to police and told them how he killed Milly

"A few days after hearing this harrowing information from Surrey Police, they revealed to us that they were also investigating an alleged accomplice involved in the abduction and rape of Milly.

"Hearing Bellfield's account of how Milly spent her final hours before being murdered was shocking enough, but the news that there could have been another individual involved was devastating.

"There are no words to describe the additional torment and pain we have been going through since we were told this information.

"We had to remain silent for eight months whilst the police conducted their investigation.

"Finally, when they made the arrest of the suspected accomplice, the person was questioned and released without charge in less than 10 hours as there was no evidence found.

"The pressure this has put us under as a family has been unimaginable and has taken its toll on all of us.

"We have had to fight every step of the way to get this far.

"In desperation last November we wrote to the Home Secretary to tell her of our concerns, and she met with us immediately.

"Now we know the final hours of Milly's life, perhaps her soul, at long last, can finally rest in peace.

"The general public have always played a huge part in supporting us, for which we are eternally grateful and thankful.

"We believe that they should know what Bellfield did to our beautiful daughter and sister Milly."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

The Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham will get a royal visitor this morning



As part of celebrations to mark its 125th year, the Duchess of Cornwall, who is also a patron, will meet with staff and patients.

The visit started at 10 o’clock; the Duchess is pictured above meeting staff at the inpatients unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Tonight marks 44 years since Ziggy Stardust burst onto the music scene

The unlikely launch for David Bowie’s alter alien ego, was a pub called the Toby Jug on Tolworth roundabout.

He sang a number of hits including Space Oddity and Suffragette City during the set – Ziggy’s first stage show.

Bowie died in New York last month, at the age of 69 from cancer.

The residents of Tolworth are calling for a permanent memorial plaque to be placed at the derelict site, which is owned by Tesco.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Surbiton Fire Station relying on emergency cover

It’s emerged Surbiton Fire Station was one of nine London stations that needed emergency cover to be able stay open on Saturday.

The Green Party of Kingston and Surbiton says 30 percent cuts in funding for rescue services has led to 7,000 jobs lost across the country.

The issue is playing a big part in debates ahead of the London Mayoral Election as the elected candidate will take on responsibility for the city’s fire services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

New recruit for Surrey and Sussex Police



New recruit: Harper


Surrey and Sussex Police have introduced their newest recruit.

She is Harper – an 11-week-old German Shepherd puppy destined to be a key asset in crime prevention.

She will track, chase and detain suspects, search for stolen property and missing people, and assist officers with crowd control.

Harper was named by children at the City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead Park who were lucky enough to meet her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Chelsea young guns beat a resilient AFC Wimbledon

Chelsea Under 18s have advanced to the next round of the FA Youth Cup after beating AFC Wimbledon 4-1 at Kingsmeadow.

An upset was on the cards at half time as the dons drew level through Alfie Egan and had opportunities to go into the break on top.

However holders Chelsea demonstrated why they are claimed to be the best side in Europe, with three second half goals to win the tie.

A crowd of 3,455 were present at Kingsmeadow, which in future years could be a ground owned by Chelsea if Wimbledon return to Merton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

Trading standards crackdown on 'offensive' T-shirts sold at Chelsea

Hammersmith and Fulham council’s trading standards office has launched a crackdown on the sale of “tasteless and offensive” T-shirts featuring Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

The clothes were being sold outside Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

One featured Kane mocked up in traditional Jewish dress with the slogan: “He’s one of your own.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Doc Martin star urges police to catch "Cat Ripper of Croydon"

Actor Martin Clunes has written to police urging them to intensify efforts to catch the “Cat Ripper of Croydon”.

More than 30 pets are believed to have been mutilated in the area.

The Doc Martin star, who was educated in Croydon, told the Met: “No one feels safe while this sick individual is on the loose.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Croydon's Fiveways Corner and Purley Way to get a facelift



Transport for London (TfL), and Croydon Council, say they have taken a step towards making Fiveways simpler and safer for all road users, after publishing a preferred option for a road improvement scheme in the area.

The proposed design, part of the Mayor's £4bn Road Modernisation Plan, would provide a safer and more direct route for road users through the area, and help to reduce delays and congestion.

This includes providing quicker and safer access for pedestrians across the A23 Purley Way and improved bus journey times.

With 7,300 new homes and 8,000 new jobs planned in the Croydon Opportunity Area, the area has been identified for improvement to help reduce congestion, accommodate future growth, and improve accessibility.

Fiveways Corner and the junction of the A23 Purley Way and A232 Stafford Road are extremely busy, with motorists and bus users frequently experiencing delays at peak times - especially on weekends when large numbers of shoppers are going to and from the major retail parks along the Purley Way.

Last year, TfL held a public consultation where two proposals were set out for addressing congestion and improving the area for residents, pedestrians and cyclists.

This consultation, which was held in February/March 2015, demonstrated a desire to see a change in how the road layout operates with 81% of respondents supporting or partially supporting the principle of a road modernisation scheme at Fiveways.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Wallington man jailed for seven years for supplying drugs



A man from Wallington has been sentenced to seven years in jail for his part in supplying drugs on a ‘commercial scale’.

58-year-old Steven Bayes was found with a large quantity of drugs and cash in his parked van near Tonbridge last September.

Officers found two large bags of herbal drugs with a street value of between £16-19,000 and also £36,000 in cash.

The total value of the drugs and cash found in Bayes’ van and at his home was more than £100,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Man missing from Springfield Mental Health Hospital in Tooting



Police are searching for a man missing from Springfield Mental Health Hospital in Tooting.

35-year-old Charles Haynes was last seen in Tooting Broadway last month when he made off from staff while on escorted leave.

Police says he’s undergoing a course of treatment in relation to his mental health and needs to return to hospital.

Charles is white, 5ft 8, of heavy build with dark brown hair, and was last seen wearing a blue jacket, green shirt and green tracksuit bottoms.

He’s known to have links with Wandsworth and Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

More than 200 people are hospitalised each year with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Around 40 people will die as a result.

It’s an invisible odourless, colourless gas and experts say many more cases are going undiagnosed as people mistake symptoms for flu.

Project SHOUT is a national campaign first launched in September to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Former England Rugby Union International, and Harlequins player Simon Halliday, has first hand experience.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

A group opposed to Richmond Council's proposal for Twickenham Riverside has revealed it has full funding for its alternative plan

Twickenham Alive has put forward the idea of a lido and restaurant on the old swimming pool site that has been earmarked for regeneration.

They say their funding would mean the Council's cost to buy the site would be covered.

This follows the amendment of the Council's plan, which had included a Regency style amphitheatre, but received largely negative feedback from residents in a recent survey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Robbery in Woking convenience store
Police are investigating a knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Woking.

On Sunday evening a man with a scarf covering his face, went into the Londis Store in Wych Hill and demanded the shop assistant open the cash register.

The robber who was wielding a large knife, leant across the counter, stole the contents of the till and then ran off.

The suspect is white with fair skin and blonde eyebrows – he spoke with a Polish accent and was dressed all in black.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

A community support officer from Sutton has received an award for her part in saving a man's life

Vanessa Lewis was presented with a Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate of Commendation for her quick thinking when she noticed a man choking on patrol in Carshalton in 2014.

Following her first aid training, she administered an abdominal thrust, clearing the obstruction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Superbike rider from Addlestone won't be charged with wife's death

An ex-superbike rider held on suspicion of the murder of his wife in Dubai, will face no action.

45 year old Sean Emmett was detained when he landed at Heathrow airport in December 2013.

27 year old Abbie Emmett fell from a window at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in the Gulf state.

Surrey Police say his bail has been cancelled and no further action will be taken against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Two jailed for aggravated burglary in Croydon



Two men who broke in to a house and threatened a man with a knife as he slept before stealing his belongings have been jailed.

23 year old Faisal Ahmadi of Truslove Road, West Norwood, was jailed for eight years for aggravated burglary and six months for theft.

19 year old Kamran Safi, of Melrose Avenue, Mitcham was jailed for six and a half years for aggravated burglary and four months for theft.

All sentences for both men will run concurrently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Andy Murray and Kim Sears welcome baby girl

Andy Murray is now a dad.

His wife Kim has given birth to a girl.

The couple, who live in Oxshott, have not released any more details about the birth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

A man has died after being found on fire outside Kensington Palace in the early hours of this morning

Police were called to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges' London home after receiving reports that a man was behaving suspiciously.

It's understood the incident is not being treated as suspicious, and no-one else was thought to be involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Lib Dems call for Budget to protect Surrey's vital services

The Liberal Democrats are calling for Surrey County Council's Budget to protect vital services for residents.

At today's meeting Lib Dem leader, Hazel Watson, will say Surrey residents should expect value for money in return for the 2% rise in Council Tax.

According to her, vital services such as buses, Youth Service, recycling, road safety and drainage are being under-funded.

The Lib Dems suggest money-saving measures including less reliance on agency staff and scrapping Surrey Matters magazine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

RideLondon announces additional route

Organisers of the Prudential RideLondon cycle event have announced plans to add a shorter route for 2016.

The new 46-mile route will be offered alongside the usual 100-mile option and is hoped to encourage budding cyclists and charity fundraisers.

Organisers say the additional route will divert riders from Hampton Court Bridge back up towards London, allowing roads to reopen up to 45 minutes earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Kingston midwife is honoured

Hilary Scott, a midwife Kingston Hospital, has won a prestigious award.

In the profession for 20 years, she has been awarded the Emma’s Diary Midwife of the year 2016 for the London region.

She was nominated by Kingston mum Gillian Breen who says ‘Hilary was absolutely amazing at the birth of our first baby.’

Hilary tells Jackie how she supported Gillian through the birth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Medics are hailing the introduction of a new handheld inhaler, which brings rapid pain relief to adults in just a few breaths

Known as the ‘Green Whistle,’ Penthrox has been used in Australia and New Zealand for years.

Joe Emery is a paramedic with the South East Coast Ambulance.

He says the inhaler makes their lives easier, as patients can treat themselves with it.



Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley is a ‎Consultant Intensivist & Anaesthetist at Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. He explains the benefits.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Workers in Richmond have come up with a novel way to combat loss of office space in the borough

In 2013, the Government scrapped the requirement for planning permission for converting offices into homes.

Since then, Richmond has seen more applications for change than any other London borough.

Now, nearly £700,000 has been handed to Richmond by the Mayor of London and the council to counteract the loss of office space.

The money will be used to create a number of open plan offices at Richmond Adult Community College.

It is hoped that the new [email protected] will help over 500 business and charity staff in its first five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Rafael Nadal prepares for Wimbledon 2016

World tennis number five Rafael Nadal will play at Queen's Club this summer - as part of his Wimbledon preparation.

The 14-time Grand Slam winner won the event in 2008.

He entered last year for the first time since 2011 - but was knocked out in the first round by Alexandr Dolgopolov.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Missing woman from Staines found

The police are thanking the public for their help in finding a missing woman from Staines.

74 year old Ann Walker was reported missing yesterday but has now been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Discrimination case at Starbucks in Clapham

A woman working in the Clapham branch of Starbucks has won a disability discrimination case against her employer.

A tribunal found Meseret Kumulchew who has dyslexia, was treated unfairly after making mistakes due to her difficulties with reading and writing.

The BBC reports she was given lesser duties at her branch and told to retrain, which left her feeling suicidal.

Starbucks says it’s in discussions about providing more workplace support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

An update of the inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James

An inquest into the death of a soldier at Deepcut has found that she took an overdose three years earlier.

18-year old Private Cheryl James was found dead at the Surrey Heath army barracks in 1995 and a new inquest has been opened to find out why.

Her father was the first person to testify at the new inquest in Woking.

He explained how his daughter had overdosed on painkillers in 1992 following a death in the family.

She was one of four recruits to die at Deepcut over a seven year period, amid claims of bullying and abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Have your say on the improvements of two junctions in Brentford

The council are urging residents to have their say about proposed developments on two junctions on the A4 in Brentford.

The council and Transport for London want to improve walking and cycling in the area.

The improvements form part of TfL’s £4-billion Roads Modernisation Plan.

Proposals would see a new pedestrian crossing, improved lighting underneath the elevated section of the M4 and additional signs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

New mobile pay service for car parks in Elmbridge

A faster, more efficient new mobile pay service provider has taken over car parks in Elmbridge.

RingGo offers residents, shoppers and visitors a simple alternative to paying with cash in council operated car parks in the borough.

The mobile based platform was chosen as it’s quick and easy to use- allowing motorists to pay with a pre-registered credit or debit card.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 am  

Monday, 8 February 2016

Update on the investigation into the death of schoolgirl Lavna Chuttoo

The investigation into the death of schoolgirl Lavna Chuttoo in New Malden, which could take six months to complete, has commenced after Kingston council launched an urgent review into the safety of the junction where she died.

The Coombe Girls’ Pupil died after falling under the wheels of an HGV at the junctions of Coombe Road and Lime Grove on her way to school on November the 17th.

The investigation will look at the road layout and hear from witnesses, many of whom were Lavna’s school friends.

Police say the young witnesses are traumatised, which could prolong the investigation.

The driver of the lorry wasn’t arrested at the scene, but residents of the small Groves area have been calling for a ban on HGVs using the Travis Perkins site, which has its exit in Lime Grove, and entrance in Coombe Road, during school times.

"Unsuitable for HGV" signs align the Groves, but residents say these are routinely ignored by drivers.

A petition calling for a safety review has also amassed more than 600 signatures.

Conservative MP for Kingston and Surbiton, James Berry, says he wasn't aware of residents'concerns about HGVs, but youngsters' safety is paramount.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

Road closed in Sutton due to wind damage on building

A road has been closed in Sutton due to an unsafe building.

Part of the structure of the building on Throwley Way has come loose due to strong winds and officers are concerned for the safety of people in the area.

Builders are working to repair the damage.

Buses in the area are on diversion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Police appeal after serious accident in Isleworth

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious accident in Isleworth.

Officers were called around 1.30pm last Monday to a collision on Hall Road involving a green Ford Fiesta and a pedestrian.

They found a 51 year old woman in a critical condition – she was taken to hospital where she remains seriously ill.

The 20 year old driver of the Fiesta and his passenger, who’s 22, fled the scene on foot. They were arrested a short time later and have been released on bail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Chiswick House celebrates the Chinese New Year



Chiswick House is celebrating Chinese New Year with a Magical Lantern Festival, as well as the launch of its free Camellia Show.

The English Heritage property in Burlington Lane has enjoyed a long standing relationship with China through its collection of these rare Japonica Camellias.

The Magical Lantern Festival is on most evenings for the next three weeks and the Camellia Show is on from Thursday until the 13th of March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Man arrested in connection with assaults in Carshalton

man’s been arrested in connection with a number of sexual assaults in Carshalton during January.

He was detained by police yesterday at Carshalton railway station shortly after 9pm.

He is still being questioned at a South London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Exploding bus causes consternation on Lambeth Bridge

In spite of warnings from police, many onlookers were shocked when a bus exploded on Lambeth Bridge yesterday as part of filming for a new film.

The double-decker bus was blown up as part of a stunt for the movie The Foreigner which features Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

London Fire Brigade were on standby in case anything went wrong and they filmed the event which can be seen on YouTube.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Made in Chelsea star announces charity tennis match

Jamie from Made in Chelsea has announced plans for a 24 hour tennis match.

The reality star will keep playing for a full day in aid of charity.

Jamie will be joined by celebs and tennis pros for the stint later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Thousands of female patients march to St George's in Tooting in defence of womens' hospital unit



The march on Saturday started at Tooting Bec station.

Patients were demonstrating against St George's suspension of services at the Urogynecology department in June, which happened when the clinical lead stepped down.

Their petition to keep it open has so far amassed over 2,500 signatures.

A consultation proposed to permanently close the services, but that was extended when Wandsworth Council intervened, and a decision is due next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Police appeal for missing woman


Missing: Rebecca Streek

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 29-year-old woman known to frequent Lambeth.

Rebecca Streek who’s from Walworth was last seen on Friday around mid-day in Southwark.

She’s white, 5ft 6 with short blonde hair and is of petite build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Police reconstruct the shooting of a man from West Norwood

The shooting of a man from West Norwood, who died 13 years after he was hit, will be reconstructed on television tonight.

Marvin Couson died last August having been confined to a hospital bed unable to communicate since he was shot at the Lime in London Bar - the perpetrators have never been caught.

Police are hoping tonight's reconstruction will jog the memories of those who were in the Shoreditch venue the night Marvin was shot in 2002.

BBC Crimewatch is on at nine pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am  

Lambeth schools faced with pupil grants cut

Figures from London Councils have revealed that schools in the capital face significant cuts to their annual grants per pupil under new government funding plans.

Inner-city boroughs such as Hackney and Newham could see budgetary cuts of 14%.

Lambeth and Hammersmith & Fulham face reductions of 11% and 5.8% respectively.

The average national grant per pupil is currently £4,612 while in London its £5,393.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

Thornton Heath resident charged with terror offence

A teenager from Finland is due at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning, after being charged last night with planning a terrorist act.

19-year-old Cubeyda Hassan Jama, who lives in Thornton Heath, was arrested at Stansted Airport on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am  

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Tooting's MP and Labour's London Mayoral candidate to visit Roehampton's Alton centre tomorrow

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that he will be attending the family party at the Alton Activity Centre tomorrow, to show his support.

Campaigners are trying to halt closure of the activity centre.

The charity which uses the centre, Spurgeon's, had its contract cancelled in 2011. It will cease next month.

It is a children's charity with a Christian origin that works with young carers, offers family support & runs Children's Centres in the UK.

Residents say the charity's work is vital for youngsters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

Police commend member of the public who came to the aid of two officers



Kingston Police have tweeted a series of pictures of the member of the public, who came to the aid of Safer Neighbourhood officers from Grove Ward over the weekend as they chased a suspected drug dealer through Kingston.



Officers were giving chase, when a bystander deliberately stuck out his leg to trip up the suspect so he could be apprehended.

The borough commander has requested the man who tripped up the offender comes forward so he can thank them personally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

Do you know this man?



Police in Chessington are appealing for anyone who may know this man, or the man himself, to contact them.

On Monday the 18th of January, a Cancer Research charity box was stolen from the North Star Public House in Chessington.

The box was set up by Julie Weinard who wanted to raise money for Cancer Research; she passed away just before Christmas.

Police would like to question the man in the image, and are appealing for anyone who may know him to contact PC Ian Kinnaird on 0208 721 2001 or 101. The reference number is: 0400580/16.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm  

Kingston's Wildlife officer seizes a Leopard skull



PC Hayley Parkes, Kingston’s Wildlife Officer, made a gruesome discovery when she came across a Leopard's Skull listed for sale on eBay by a resident in Kingston.

It is illegal to sell leopard skulls without an article 10 certificate from the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

PC Parkes carried out an investigation that lead to a warrant being executed at the listed address.

The skull was seized and the seller is currently being investigated for allegedly trading this skull with out the required certificate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

Two libraries set to close in Sutton

Library services in Sutton are changing following government cuts to local authority funding.

Beddington Library and the Mobile Library service will close as the council needs to save £31 million from its annual budget by 2019.

Sutton Council says the savings mean it will be able to keep its other libraries open and increase total opening hours.

It will also be able to develop the Housebound Library service, to assist vulnerable residents who previously used the mobile service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Surrey Police appeals for witnesses

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault on two men in Guildford this morning.

The incident happened in Woodbridge Road, around 4am when two men, who officers are keen to trace, were assaulted by three other men.
Officers believe a number of people nearby at a food van witnessed the assault and came to their aid.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Weather alert as Storm Imogen threatens

Drivers in the South East and South West of England are being warned to be prepared for strong gales 3am to 6pm on Monday 8 February as Storm Imogen will bring some very strong winds across southern parts as it moves eastwards across the UK .

Highways England has issued an amber weather alert for motorways and major A roads in these regions, with gusts expected to reach 70mph.

Drivers across the region are being urged to check the weather and driving conditions before setting out on journeys and pay particular attention to exposed locations such as coastal and high lying areas and bridges which could be affected by the high winds.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest weather updates on the hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

New housing project in Mitcham is completed

21 new homes have been created in the Mitcham area, specifically for residents in the Borough of Merton.

The Eastfields Road development has now been completed, and offers 21 maisonettes and flats, 12 for rent and 9 Shared Ownership.

The project is giving buyers an opportunity to take the first step on the housing ladder as all of the ones up for sale have been sold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Parks in Richmond are praised for their 'richness' and 'variety'

Richmond Council says a report which shows a correlation between lower levels of mental health and access to parks supports their strategy.

The report from Stanford University shows that when exposed to a natural environment stress levels are lower- in line with 'Better Health for Everyone campaign'.

The Council's cabinet member for Environment Pamela Fleming is praising the parks experts for providing the 'unique extent of richness and variety'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

A family in Brentford has been evicted following anti-social behaviour

A family from hell in Brentford have been evicted following several complaints from neighbours.

The Miller family in Berkeley House in Albany Road distressed their neighbours with drug use, loitering in public areas and loud, late night arguments.

Residents were reported to have been living in fear and afraid to go out at night.

20 year old Joshua Miller was also given an ASBO - banning him for 2 years after being convicted of criminal damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Two teenagers to represent Sutton in Youth Parliament

Two teenagers have been elected to represent Sutton at the UK Youth Parliament.

It’s a scheme that gives young people aged between 11 and 18, the chance to bring about social change through campaigning

Iman Samad was chosen to be a Member of Youth Parliament and Harry Hamilton as a Deputy Member last week.

Iman says ‘it’s a great feeling to be chosen’, and he promises to ‘do his best to serve the interests of young people in Sutton.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

An animal welfare trustee has the latest on the 'cat ripper' of Croydon

The investigation to find the cat-ripper is ongoing, as pets continue to be killed in Croydon and some surrounding areas.

Primarily, cats have been the victims but now a puppy, rabbit and fox have been added to the list of 50.

Police have said the investigation is moving forward, however some incidents have now been reported outside of the Croydon borough.

Animal welfare trustee and barrister, Christina Warner explains more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Construction firms urge the Government to expand Heathrow

Bosses at some of the biggest construction firms in Britain have called on the government to expand Heathrow.

Companies like Laing O’Rourke, Balfour Beatty and Mace are asking George Osbourne to back growth plans.

The chief executive of Atkins UK and Europe, Nick Roberts said ‘Heathrow was one of the country’s most important developers investing 11 billion in the past decade’.

Meanwhile David Cameron came under fire from businesses last year for failing to decide on the issue of expansion.

Heathrow's boss will speak for the first time since the publication of the Howard Davies Report, tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

Saints whip up a storm as Harlequins lose in the 83rd minute

An anxious fan base arrived at the Twickenham Stoop on a cold, damp and blustery Saturday afternoon.

Since the news of Conor O'Shea's intended departure from Harlequins at the end of the season, the home side have failed to win in any competition.

Today, with key players absent due to international duty, a win would be hard to come by.

The windy conditions looked likely to effect the game-plan with high balls unlikely.

The visitors, Northampton Saints, got proceedings underway and made strides along the right wing. Within the first couple of minutes Northampton had crossed the whitewash however a visit to the TMO (Television Match Official) ruled the ball had been held up. The good defensive work from the home side was tested again as Saints were awarded the put-in at the scrum just metres out.

The visitors sent the ball from one wing to the other before being bundled into touch. The referee, however, bought play back for a penalty against the hosts and fly-half Myler lined up the posts giving the visitors an early lead: Harlequins 0 – 3 Northampton Saints after 5 minutes.

Evans restarted the game and with the wind playing it's part Northampton Saints knocked-on whilst trying to gather the high-ball. A scrum was awarded to Harlequins. The ball was slow coming out to scrum-half Tebaldi however the number 9 passed quickly, allowing Hopper to cross the game line. Sinckler powered on before Merrick scrambled over the try-line. Evans added the conversion and Quins took the lead: Harlequins 7 – 3 Northampton Saints in the 9th minute.

Saints sent the restart high allowing Horwill to position himself for the catch. Quins, however, infringed in the breakdown allowing Northampton the chance to put more points on the board. On this occasion Myler's boot was off target sending the ball hurtling towards the left post. Yarde was alert and gathered the rebound.

The home side were awarded a penalty however with the wind against them, Evans sliced a kick into the waiting opposition. Saints used opportunity and speed to break through; the Quins defence was attempting to keep the visitors pinned down with tackles being made deep in the opposition half. This, however, left gaps in the home side defence with Burrell offloading to Day who scored under the posts. It was converted and Northampton regained the lead: Harlequins 7 – 10 Northampton Saints after just 14 minutes.

Evans kicked a long ball on the restart and Saints returned it, sending it into touch. Quins were successful in the line-out and recycled well with Sloan passing to Hopper, reaching the opposition 22. The ball was intercepted and Saints earned a penalty which they kicked for a line-out on the half-way line.

A penalty then went against the home side for pulling down the maul which had formed. Saints were working their way up the pitch through the penalties being awarded to them. They kicked for a line-out inside the host's 22. Saints were certainly dictating play at that time; Dickson passed to Myler who offloaded to Foden. In an uncharacteristic bit of play the fall-back made a loose pass forcing a knock-on. Scrum to Quins in their own 22. Sinckler received treatment and was soon back on his feet to participate in the set piece. The scrum was then upgraded to a penalty to the home side.

Evans kicked but in that wind it barely made any distance and went into touch early. Quins secured line-out ball and box-kicked out however it seemed to hang in the air allowing Saints to position themselves for the catch. A thumping tackle from Merrick got the fans in the stadium ebbing the teams on. Saints opted to kick and Quins gathered for attack. The hosts gained advantage at the breakdown and their resulting penalty kick into touch gave them an attacking line-out in the visitors half.

Quins secured the line-out and the forwards made steady progress with a grab-and-drive up the field. Sinckler used his build to full effect, fending off tackles. Saints stole possession but knocked-on. The home side broke through with Horwill before the ball was sent to the wing allowing Chisholm to cross for a try. Evans again added the extra two points bringing Quins into the lead once again: Harlequins 14 – 10 Northampton Saints after a quarter of the game.

Yarde gathered the restart well for the hosts and they were awarded a scrum in their own 22. Saints stole possession, earned a penalty and opted for territory instead of the posts – maybe it was concern surrounding the potential impact of the wind or they believed they had found a weakness in the Quins' defence.

The hosts did themselves proud whilst the visitors were penalised for holding on. Quins opted to take it quickly and Yarde made good progress, passing to Tebaldi who offloaded quickly, preparing to receive a thumping tackle. Chisholm, however, was unable to gather the ball and knocked-on. After treatment Tebaldi was back on his feet.

Following a successful scrum Saints powered though the Quins' defence and Burrell scored a try in the right-hand corner. It was a difficult conversion however Myler added the extra two points and Saints retook the lead: Harlequins 14 - 17 Northampton Saints after 33 minutes.

The restart was long and Saints returned it, kicking into touch. Lambert issued Buchanan the line-out orders and Quins executed the plan successfully. Play was taken to the left wing and advantage was given to the home side after Easter was tackled and the opposition slowed the release of the ball from the ruck.

Evans kicked for a line-out but again the wind forced the ball into touch short. Although the hosts were successful in the set piece, a scrum was awarded to the visitors. Quins were penalised for standing up in the scrum but won the resulting line-out.

Hopper broke through the game line. Yarde's pace helped him to carve up the defence down the right. They made it into the opposition 22 before being penalised. Play returned to the host's half through the boot of Myler. Saints were successful in the line-out and Tebaldi was shown a yellow for Harlequins having knocked-on whilst attempting to intercept.

The visitors gained more territory as they kicked for another attacking line-out in the 22. Quins stole possession and kicked into touch to end the first half.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 14 – 17 Northampton Saints

Replacements were made at half time for Harlequins with Gray replacing Bucanhan.

The hosts got the second half under way and earned a scrum with the fly-half taking over scrum-half duties as Tebaldi was still in the sin-bin. An infringement at the scrum was upgraded to a penalty.

After a couple of plays the Saints earned a scrum of their own in their 22 however a penalty went the way of Quins after the visitors were deemed to have collapsed the scrum. Evans lined up the posts and levelled the scores after 44 minutes: Harlequins 17 - 17 Northampton Saints.

The restart travelled the required distance and Evans returned the ball, kicking long, aided by the wind. Saints then chose to run from deep but the hosts earned a scrum on the half-way line. The ball was fed well and after competition it emerged out on the Quins' side.

A penalty was awarded to the hosts after the Saints failed to roll away. Evans, the wind now working with him, kicked for an attacking line-out in the opposition 22.

The hosts secured line-out ball but Saints were aggressive and pushed the maul back. Quins were forced to send the ball wide and earned themselves a penalty after a failed interception attempt. Unlike Tebaldi, however, the offending Saints player was not shown a card. Fans at this point raised their voices calling for the usual villain of The Stoop, referee Wayne Barnes, to take over.

Tempers calmed and Evans added 3 points to the scoreboard: Harlequins 20 – 17 Northampton Saints after 50 minutes.

An aerial battle ensued before the visitors ran along the right wing. Tebaldi returned to the field having served his 10 minutes in the sin-bin, just in time for a Quins' line-out in their own half.

They secured the ball and Tebaldi box-kicked into opposition territory. The hosts forced Saints to back track into their own 22 and then stole possession, spurring on the fans with “Harlequins” resonating around the stadium.

The forwards opted to grab-and-drive but Saints got turnover ball and kicked to safety. They only made it as far as Chisholm who ran and passed the ball. Quins crossed the whitewash but spilled the ball whilst doing so.

A scrum was awarded to the visitors just shy of their own try line. The opposition came away with the ball and the hosts were penalised further for not rolling away.

The visitors kicked for a line-out but did not get out of their own half, themselves now fighting the wind. Saints secured line-out ball and earned a penalty which they took quickly and advanced into the Quins' half. They kicked and Chisholm gathered, passing to Hopper who chipped through the defence forcing a race for the line. Saints reached the ball first and touched down for a 22 drop out.

The opposition kicked long but Chisholm gathered it well. Quins attempted to keep ball in hand but a long pass was knocked-on. More replacements for the hosts as Luamanu came off for Ward after 60 minutes.

A scrum was awarded to Northampton just inside the Quins' half. They retrieved the ball well and sent it out to the wing. The hosts were penalised for being offside. Saints took it quickly but were themselves penalised for holding on.

Quins Captain Evans was replaced by Botica in the 63rd minute.

The line-out from Gray was thrown short and in an interesting turn of events the ball bounced off Saints into the welcoming arms of Quins. Their possession was short-lived, however, after the home side lost the ball in the Saints' 22.

The ensuing line-out was taken well by Quins who earned a penalty. Botica kicked to the corner for an attacking line-out . The hosts formed a maul and drove forward. Advantage was being played when the maul was brought down and a yellow card shown to Saints' no 7 Wood with 13 minutes left on the clock. A yellow card; a penalty just inches from the try-line but no penalty try awarded.

Quins kicked for another line-out and formed another maul however Saints earned a scrum. Easter at this point required treatment and strapping to his right ankle.

Saints secured the ball and box-kicked out. Chisholm gathered but was penalised for holding on. The visitors took a quick penalty and worked their way into the host's 22. Another penalty went against the home side and Saints opted for the corner. Harlequins gave away yet another penalty allowing Northampton to level the scores with 8 minutes left: Harlequins 20 – 20 Northampton Saints.

More replacements for the home side as Swiel came on for Chisholm and Collier for Sinckler. Botica sent the restart long and Saints opted to run it out from deep. Quins earned a penalty and the replacement fly-half kicked for the sticks, pulling the home side ahead with 6 minutes left: Harlequins 23 – 20 Northampton Saints.

Followng the restart, Quins ran with the ball in hand. The ball was knocked into touch by Saints for a home throw. Tempers started to flare as the line-out was brought down handing a penalty to Quins but still no yellow card shown.

The hosts kicked to touch just inside the Saints half. They lost the ball as Wood rejoined the visitors following 10 minutes on the sidelines. The visitors ran up the left wing but a tackle by Yarde and Botica sent the ball spilling into touch for a Quins' line-out just inside their own 22.

The hosts earned a scrum with just over 2 minutes remaining.

The ball was sent out to Yarde and the team opted to grab-and-drive in an attempt to retain possession and run down the clock. A penalty was, however, awarded to Saints who kicked to the corner, sensing a win rather than a draw with less a minute left. They secured line-out ball and formed a maul pushing for the try-line.

The home side's defence held strong and a scrum was award to Quins with just 7 seconds left.

Botica received the ball from the scrum and only needed to get the ball out of play to secure Harlequins a hard fought victory. Instead, presumably misjudging the strength of the weather conditions, he failed to find touch, kicking in a direction where the wind kept the ball in play. Foden crossed the whitewash for the winning try for Northampton Saints.

The conversion was added as a stunned Twickenham Stoop looked on.

A win for the visitors was always a possibility – Harlequins have not beaten them since 2013 – however the manner of the win was never foreseen. Harlequins tasted their first home defeat of the season and it was so nearly a victory.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 23 – 27 Northampton Saints

Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne following the shock defeat:
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