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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Teenagers seriously injured in South West London overnight

A teenage boy has been seriously injured in a shooting in south-west London.

Police were called to Stewart's Road, Battersea, just after 3am following reports of a shooting.

A Met Police spokesman said the 16 year old was in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The road was closed for several hours to allow police to investigate.

No arrests have been made.

And a teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in Croydon last night.

Police were called to reports of a large fight in Central Parade, New Addington just after 6pm.

The victim who is male and thought to be 17 years old was found with stab wounds and taken to a South London hospital.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 pm  

South West London football scores
In the Championship

Bolton drew 1 ALL with Queen Park Rangers.
Brentford were beaten 3-1 by Derby at home.
Fulham defeated Charlton 3-0.

And in League 2
Barnet lost 2-1 to AFC Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

Putney MP Justine Greening and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond are campaigning for the UK to stay in Europe
People campaigning to stay in - or leave - the EU have just over four months to get their message across.

The Prime Minister has called an in/out referendum for June the 23rd, after returning from marathon talks in Brussels.

Six of his ministers, including Leader of the House of Commons and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling, will now campaign for the UK to cut its ties with Brussels.

Putney MP Justine Greening and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond are among a group of government ministers who is campaigning for the UK to stay in Europe.

They both attended the cabinet meeting earlier today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

Fatal collision in Guildford town centre
A woman has died and two people were injured when a Landover Defender left the road and hit shoppers in Guildford town centre.

Surrey Police said the vehicle struck a group of pedestrians in Bridge Street at about 13:30 this afternoon.

A woman in her thirties was pronounced dead at the scene her next of kin have been informed.

Another pedestrian, a man in his forties, suffered serious pelvic injuries and has been taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting.

Officers are appealing for witness to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The body of a man has been found in the Diana Fountain in Bushy Park
A man has been found dead in the Diana Fountain in Bushy Park this morning.

Police were called at around 9 o’clock to reports of a body in the water at the statue within the Royal Park in the borough of Richmond.

The man was pronounced dead just before 11.30am according to the Met.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Richmond warns against fake Blue Badge website for disabled.
People in Richmond are being warned to look-out for a bogus website which is charging disabled people for Blue Badge applications.

‘Blue Badge Online’ charges applicants nearly 50 pounds.

But Richmond Council says Blue Badge applications are free and can be obtained via the council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Putney and Weybridge MPs in Saturday cabinet meeting on Europe
David Cameron will confirm the date of the European Union referendum this morning.

Putney MP Justine Greening and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond have been attending the unusual cabinet meeting to discuss the EU reforms agreed by leaders in Brussels yesterday.

Ms Greening, the International Development Secretary, and Mr Hammond, the Foreign Secretary arrived at Downing Street for the 10am meeting.

A Labour MEP for the South East England, Anneliese Dodds, says she wouldn’t want to be a fly on the wall in cabinet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Drug dealers arrested in Hounslow
Two drug dealers have been removed from the streets of Hounslow.

Police spotted a pair dealing on CCTV approaching a vehicle near the Haverfield estate.

Two men were held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Man dressed as a woman has held up jeweller's in Leatherhead

Surrey Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was arrested following an attempted armed robbery at a jewellery store in Leatherhead.

Two men – one wearing a crash helmet and one dressed in women's clothing and carrying a handbag – entered the shop in the High Street just after 5pm last night.

The suspect dressed in women's clothing threatened two members of staff, who were alone at the time, with what appeared to be a firearm. He was wearing a long black wig and his

clothes included a black skirt.

Staff at the scene fought back and held the robber wearing a crash helmet at the scene.

A 45-year-old man from Walton has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident and remains in police custody while the investigation continues.

Detectives have said that the pair - one in drag - must have been seen approaching the shop in Leatherhead and anyone who saw anything should contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting

reference P16038654, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

More than 80,000 chronically lonely says Kingston hospital

More volunteers are desperately needed for some of Kingston Hospital’s most vulnerable patients.

A new hospital to home scheme has been created to try and ease the transition for those ready to return home after a spell in hospital.

But, research by the medical institution, has revealed over 80,000 people are chronically lonely, and have no one to nurse them once they get home.

Kingston MP James Berry volunteers for a number of charities, including the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Woking shop loses its license

A Woking shop has had its licensed revoked following numerous and flagrant breaches of licensing laws.

Woking Council heard evidence that the Every Day shop in Maybury Hill sold stolen alcohol, and sold to underage and intoxicated customers.

Police began their investigation in July last year after an increase in shoplifting. Alcohol was being stolen to order from the supermarkets across Woking and then sold to smaller shops.

Three other premises had small amounts of stolen alcohol, but police seized nearly £1,800 worth of stock on one visit alone to the Every Day shop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Hunt for Leatherhead robbery suspect
Police are hunting a suspect in an attempted armed robbery in Leatherhead Friday evening.

It happened just after 5 pm when two men entered a jewellery store – one was wearing women’s clothing and the other a crash helmet.

Two members of staff were threatened with what appeared to be a firearm. An imitation gun was later recovered.

The staff, with help from passers-by, detained the man in the crash helmet: a 45 year old Walton man who was arrested by police.

The town was busy at the time and police are certain the two distinctively dressed men would have been noticed.

Anyone who has information about this incident or saw the suspects is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 am  

Friday, 19 February 2016

Black cabbie speaks to Jackie about the moment he got a very special delivery instead of a fare in Clapham

Taxi driver Robert Fenlon had to be part driver, part paramedic, after a woman started to give birth in the back of his cab on Wednesday.

Basak Odemis and her husband Ozgur hailed the cab, with the intention of going to St Thomas’ Hospital after her contractions started.

They made it, but medics were forced to climb into the cab to deliver baby Atlas, after he started to appear during the journey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

Major delays at London Waterloo this evening after incident at Earlsfield station earlier

An accident at Earlsfield train station this morning has caused major disruption at London Waterloo this evening, 10 hours later.

South West Trains say ‘Trains services are subject to severe delays of up to 90 minutes, and cancellations and alterations at short notice’ across the network.

There were delays of up to two hours earlier this evening and they’ve said it will continue until 8 o’clock tonight.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance arrived at Earlsfield this morning after a woman in her 60s was hit by a train as it pulled into the station.

Jackie's Leigh Ann Gerrans is caught up in the mayhem.




Pic @lifereveals
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Caroline Pidgeon, who's running for London Mayor, was in Wimbledon discussing the impacts of Crossrail 2

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat candidate running for London Mayor, was in Wimbledon today.

She came to South West London to talk about the impact that Crossrail 2 will have on Wimbledon and the surrounding area.

Caroline supports the new scheme but she’s worried about the issues it could bring.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

A man has been charged with 41 counts of theft from stores across London including Chelsea and Westminster



42 year old Austin Caballero has also been charged with assault and residential burglary.

The charges relate to incidents that occurred between last February and June.

A plea and case management hearing will be held on the 1st of April Blackfriars Crown Court.

A provisional trial date of the 16th of June has been set.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

A black cab driver got more than he bargained for when he picked up his fare in Clapham on Wednesday

Taxi driver Robert Fenlon had to be part driver, part paramedic, after a woman started to give birth in the back of his cab.

Basak Odemis and her husband Ozgur hailed the cab, with the intention of going to St Thomas’ Hospital after her contractions started.

They made it, but medics were forced to climb into the cab to deliver baby Atlas, after he started to appear during the journey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Brentford based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline says it wasn’t prepared for the demand for the Menengitis B vaccination

The news comes as it’s revealed more than half a million people have signed a petition calling for the vaccine to be provided for all children under 11.

The NHS started offering it to new-borns in September. Since then, thousands of parents have contacted surgeries asking for it.

Chains including Boots, have stopped offering it until stocks are replenished.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Police are appealing for help to trace a man from Sunbury who’s wanted on recall to prison

25 year old Nicholas John Little is wanted for breaching the strict conditions of his licence.

He was last seen in Guildford yesterday.

Little is white, around 5ft 8, slim to medium build, with short brown hair.

He’s known to have links to Sunbury, Kingston, Guildford and surrounding areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

An electrical fault is believed to be the cause of a fire in Isleworth last night

The alarm was raised by a member of staff who noticed smoke coming from the cellar door and rang the Brigade.

Fire crews contained the fire in the restaurant in Twickenham Road, to the basement.

Five members of staff evacuated the building before the Brigade arrived and there were no injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

A man from Croydon has been sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering a man in a hotel



32 year old Jermaine Lee (pictured), was found guilty of the murder of 44-year-old Khalilur Rahman following a two week trial.

Officers were called to the Woking Hotel in Chertsey Road last August after staff found a body in one of the rooms.

A post mortem revealed Mr Rahman had suffered 15 blows to his face, body and arms before dying as a result of a head injury.

A jury heard that Lee launched an unprovoked attack, punching the victim a number of times before striking him with a piece of wood.

Lisa Jane Warner, who was also in the room at the time of the attack, admitted a charge of assisting an offender.

Her sentence has been deferred until July the 7th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

It’s thought the so called “cat killer” of Croydon is luring the animals to their deaths with raw chicken

Around 10 cats found decapitated are being investigated by the Met Police.

But it’s feared as many as 50 animals may have been targeted.

The RSPCA says it is keeping an open mind as to the cause of deaths pending further test results due in mid-March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Woman hit by train at Earlsfield

A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a train as it pulled into Earlsfield station.

Emergency services including an air ambulance arrived at the scene shortly before 9:30am, Friday morning.

Witnesses say the woman was conscious as fellow commuters tried to keep her talking.

British Transport police say they're treating the incident as non-suspicious.

The incident has caused delays of over 2 hours for commuters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Surrey PCC responds to HMIC report

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey has responded to a negative report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.

HMIC found that Surrey Police “requires improvement” particularly in dealing with vulnerable victims, such as abused children.

But the Police and Crime Commissioner, Kevin Hurley, says the report reflects the force’s performance 6 to 8 months ago, and since then their handling of sensitive situations has improved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Richmond education services set to receive £80m

Richmond Council has confirmed nearly £80 million of funding for education services.

The investment will be made over the next five years, subject to approval at Cabinet on Thursday next week.

Richmond Council says the funding will go towards continuing the work it has already been doing, including:

- The creation of 3,477 primary school places, with the current programme funding a further 512
- The creation of 900 secondary school places, with the current programme funding a further 750
- The creation of 1,480 sixth form places in the borough's secondary schools

The Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, Cllr Paul Hodgins, says, "this investment will ensure our education services remain among the very best in the country."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Soldier from Ealing cleared of kidnapping

A soldier from Ealing has been cleared of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend after she split up with him while he was away on a tour of duty to the Middle East.

Thirty-two-year-old engineer Alvon Tobias was accused of kidnapping Monika Mikalak in Twickenham last April.

Appearing at Kingston Crown Court, Ms Mikalak denied inventing the kidnap story.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am  

Hounslow gets boost in fight against rogue landlords

Hounslow Council has received a boost in its efforts to crack down on rogue landlords.

It’s to receive a grant worth £67,500 following a successful bid to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The extra money will help the council’s specialist Rogue Landlords team within the Housing Enforcement unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Over 4,000 runners to take part in Hampton Court Half Marathon

Over 4,000 runners will take part in Sunday’s Hampton Court Half Marathon.

The course begins and ends at Esher College in Thames Ditton.

The race starts at 8.30 am and there will be road closures in place between 8 and 9.30 am in Ember Court Road between Hampton Court Way and Station Road.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest traffic news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 am  

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Surrey Cabinet member Linda Kemeny, has discussed issues for education in Surrey with the Education Secretary

Surrey Cabinet member Linda Kemeny has met with Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary and discussed key issues for education in the area.

They had a tour of the Howard of Effingham School near Guildford and spoke about rising demand for school places in the county.

Over 11,000 places in Surrey’s schools are needed over the next 5 years yet there’s a shortfall in the funds needed to create them.

Mrs Kemeny said she also “pressed for a fair deal for Surrey when it comes to funding for children with special educational needs.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

Can you help Surrey Police investigate a collision that happened in Addlestone this morning?

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision that happened in Addlestone earlier.

A woman in her 80s was hit by a Renault Laguna shortly after 10am at the junction of Station Road and Garden Close.

She was taken to St George’s Hospital with injuries believed to be minor.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Twickenham based Quins reveal Nick Evans could be "out of action."

Harlequins have confirmed that rugby union fly-half Nick Evans is likely to be out of action through injury until early May; so he could still play a part in their season.

The former New Zealand international has had surgery on his broken leg this week, which the club predicts will keep him side-lined for 12 weeks.

That would mean a return near the final weekend of the regular Premiership season, ahead of the play-offs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

The number of households in London with a mortgage has dropped to its lowest level since the 1980s

Figures from the Government's English Housing survey show that private rent has risen by 6% in a year, to average almost £1,300 a month.

Shelter's chief executive says that for millions of people, 'it's utterly impossible to create a stable future in a place they can call home'.

Campbell Robb also says 'things will only change when we start building homes that Londoners on ordinary incomes can actually afford.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Accident closes part of Addlestone

An elderly woman has been taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey after being hit by a car in Addlestone this morning.

Police officers and paramedics were called to Station Road shortly after 10am.

The pedestrian believed to be in her late 70s or early 80s, suffered suspected head and pelvic injuries.

The incident which involved a grey Renault Laguna happened at the junction of Station Road and Garden Close.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest updates and traffic information, live 24 hours a day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The partner of a nurse who set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, says he was being "treated disgustingly" by the NHS

41 year old Amin Abdullah died after dousing himself in petrol days before his appeal hearing after being sacked for gross misconduct was due to begin.

According to his partner, he had been in a suicidal state after being dismissed from Charing Cross Hospital in December.

It’s understood he was one of 17 people to sign a petition in support of a colleague after a patient complaint.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust said it will engage fully with any investigations into the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Brenda Fraser has been announced as Merton Council’s next Mayor elect



Brenda Fraser has been announced as Merton Council’s new Mayor elect.

The Longthornton ward Councillor will take over the role from Councillor David Chung at a special ceremony in May.

She will be the borough’s first Jamaican woman mayor after moving to Mitcham over 50 years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Four people escaped a fire at a house on Wincanton Road in Southfields, yesterday morning

The occupants left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and two men were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, before being taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

Most of the top floor loft conversion and part of the first floor was damaged by fire .

Four fire engines and 21 fire-fighters and officers from Wandsworth, Fulham, Wimbledon and Tooting fire stations attended the blaze.

The Brigade was called at 7am and the fire was under control by 8.30am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Singer Sting is preparing for his move to Battersea

The singer Sting is auctioning off his art collection said to be worth around half a million pounds, before his move to the £8 billion Battersea Power Station development.

The 16-time Grammy winner’s art collection is being sold at Christie’s on February 24th.

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are thought to have bought one of the phase three homes at the 42-acre Battersea site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

UK's first buggy summit held today by Transport for London

Transport for London is hosting the UK’s first ever buggy summit today, designed to make travelling around London easier for everyone.

The summit brings together manufacturers, retailers and parents’ groups to discuss challenges faced by both buggy and wheelchair users.

It also aims to raise awareness of smaller pushchairs which could help reduce conflict that may occur around priority spaces on buses and trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Kevin Boxall from Carshalton denies racially abusing a top chef in Sutton

Kevin Boxall, who is accused of racially abusing top chef Malcolm John at his restaurant in Sutton, has appeared in court.

The defendant allegedly hurled racist abuse at the French brasserie owner while working at his restaurant, Brasserie Vacherin.

Mr Boxall from Carshalton denies using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behavior towards Mr John in June last year.

The trail at Croydon Magistrates' Court continues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Guildford man gets Sexual Harm Prevention Order

A man from Guildford has been given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order after pleading guilty to three charges of harassment in court last week.

Paul Roper, 41, was given an Order lasting five years, with the condition not to go within 50 metres of Collingwood College, Kingston Road or Barossa Road in Camberley.

He is also banned from any activities that would bring him into contact with girls under 18.

Roper was arrested after police enquiries discovered he was following girls from Collingwood College in his car before slowing down and intimidating them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 pm  

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has written a letter to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has written to the health secretary following the new contract imposed for junior doctors.

The letter to Jeremy Hunt outlines his discontent towards the contract, which will require staff to work more unsocial hours for less pay.

It sites misleading information presented to parliament and the public about NHS CEOs supporting the contract when they’ve said they don’t.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Can you help detectives investigate an accident involving motorcyclists in Hammersmith?

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two motorcyclists came off their bikes in Hammersmith last week.

The incident happened at around 9.20pm on Thursday 11th February on the A4 Hammersmith flyover.

One of the riders, a 36 year old man, remains in hospital in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

The second, a 33 year old man, was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone who saw the motorbikes is urged to contact detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

New figures find Londoners want to extend their homes rather than move
People in London are more likely to pay to improve their homes rather than move.

New figures show that applications for major home extensions rose by 13 per cent last year.

The increase is almost in line with the fall in the number of homes being sold.

Kensington and Chelsea was one of the few authorities where planning applications were down by 12.6 per cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Some bad bad drivers in Norbiton are causing a problem for gas works

London Road is partly blocked off near Asda and Boots until the 28th.

It had been hoped that access would be maintained to those shops while the works are carried out.

But, Kingston Council says due to the dangerous practices of some drivers, access from the Eastbound carriageway on London Road has now been removed.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Police investigate stolen vehicle with bricks in Carshalton

Police are trying to locate a vehicle which was stolen along with 1,500 bricks from within the grounds St Philomena's School in Carshalton.

It happened on Tuesday evening.

Wearing hi-vis jackets the suspects were seen loading the bricks into the back of the vehicle before driving it out of the school grounds and onto the streets where it immediately caused tailbacks.

The vehicle was spotted in Wrythe Lane at about 8.30pm.

Police believe the vehicle is sufficiently distinctive for people to remember it.

Being electric, it may have run out of power within Sutton or in a neighbouring borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Croydon companies caught out on waste disposal

Croydon Council’s campaign against fly-tipping has caught more than 80 businesses breaking the law on waste disposal.

In the past three months, council enforcement officers found them operating without a valid waste transfer note or carrier’s licence.

Enforcement officers have carried out more than a 1,000 such visits since the summer 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Further arrest made over allegations of abuse at Walton Hop disco

Police have made a further arrest as part the on-going investigation into allegations of sexual offences against children, connected to the Walton Hop Disco during the 70s and 80s.

A 74-year-old man was arrested in London in connection with two allegations of sexual offences concerning boys under the age of 16.

He has been interviewed by detectives and released on police bail until May.

Three other men, aged 70, 77 and 86, are currently on police bail until March while the investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Carshalton MP criticises the Government

Tom Brake has attacked the Conservatives for not planning towards giving every family the stability and dignity of a decent home.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is calling for a series of reasonable, common sense solutions to the crisis to increase the availability of quality housing.

He says the country faces a severe housing crisis in which ordinary people cannot afford to rent, let alone buy, their own home.

The Lib Dem MP believes the Government's proposals will not address the crisis and are likely to increase the shortage of affordable homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Police stop vehicle on the M25 at Leatherhead



Officers from Surrey Roads Police stopped the driver on the busy motorway at junction 9 for Leatherhead.

The vehicle was found to be 42% overweight with prohibited goods.

The driver was fined.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Met police sends message to Sutton retailers

Retailers in Sutton are receiving the message No ID – No Sale.

Met Police and Sutton Council are working with businesses to stop sales of age-restricted products to children.

The initiative, timed to coincide with half term, is reminding them to ask for ID from anyone appearing to be under 25, to prove they are aged 18 or older.

Age-restricted products include alcohol, cigarettes, DVDs/video games, fireworks, spray paints and knives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Surrey County Council call for Oyster-style ticketing

Oyster-style ticketing that can be used on all public transport should be rolled out across Surrey.

That’s according to the County Council, which wants the next South Western rail contractor to introduce a smart system that also allows passengers to pay for bus journeys.

It comes after FirstGroup and Stagecoach, which currently runs South West Trains, were shortlisted to operate the franchise from next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Celebrity couple name their baby

Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears have reportedly named their daughter Sophia Olivia.

It had been speculated the couple, who live in Oxshott, might have chosen a traditional Scottish name for their baby.

Kim gave birth to their first-born on the 7th of February, just days after Andy flew back to Britain following his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick? The debate goes on

The boss of Gatwick wants ministers to re-examine some of the findings of a report into airport expansion in the UK.

The government's considering the Davies Commission report, which last year recommended the building of a third runway at Heathrow.

But Gatwick's Stewart Wingate thinks some passenger growth forecasts were out of date and has also questioned some of the economic analysis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Princess Anne will be in Teddington this morning



The Princess Royal will be opening new stables in Park Lane, just after 11 o’clock.

The road will be closed for the visit - stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Diego Simeone to Chelsea?

It was first reported in Italy that Juventus manager Massimo Allegri has agreed to join Chelsea- now it seems to be Diego Simeone.

The Atletico Madrid boss has long been linked with the Stamford Bridge manager’s position, and reports in Spain say it’s a done deal.

Spanish outlet OK Diario claims Simeone has told the club he’s leaving in May after agreeing a £9.28milllion-a-year deal to take over
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 am  

Armed Police called to Mitcham- for an umbrella!

There were dramatic scenes at Mitcham Eastfields train station yesterday morning when armed police were called to reports of a man wielding a samurai sword, only to realise it was an umbrella.

Three police units, armed police and the British Transport Police all went to the station after being called at 10.50am.

Merton MPS later tweeted their thanks to whoever called in, saying it’s better to be safe than sorry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Wandsworth Council apologise after damning report into children's services

Wandsworth Council have apologised and promised to improve after an Ofsted report gave their children’s services the worst possible rating.

The report highlighted failures to assess children quickly after they are referred as well as problems with children in bed-and-breakfasts instead of care homes or with foster parents.

Ahead of its publication eight members of staff have left Wandsworth Council since it was subject to an unannounced inspection in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Estate agencies on the rise in Wimbledon

There been a significant increase in the number of new estate agency branches on London’s high streets over the past year.

There are now 2, 881 estate agencies in the capital.

That's more than the number of independent butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers combined.

Hammersmith and Fulham saw a 16% surge.

The statistics compiled by Rightmove also show that there are 17 estate agents within a quarter of a mile of Wimbledon train station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

Fulham look for back-to-back wins

There’s an important match in the Championship tonight as the teams placed 18th and 19th square off.

Fulham, 6 points from the relegation zone, take on Blackburn at Ewood Park.

kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

Ram Security in Ewell is "rammed" during accident



The elderly male driver of a car that crashed into a shop in Ewell High Street yesterday, apparently lost control of the car.

The Jaguar smashed through the front of Ram Security and Fire Solutions just before 10.30am.

Nobody was seriously harmed, but the shop front is severely damaged.

A search is on for a good samaritan nurse who came to the driver's aid.

TwitPic: @EpsomSorts
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

A man from Wallington who died after shooting himself has been named as a Met police employee

Police were called to Tony Hanley’s home in Melbourne Road last month to reports of a man with a gun threatening to harm himself and others.

The 51 year old was not at home, but was found in nearby Bridge Road with a firearm, and a taser was discharged.

An IPCC spokesman said Mr Hanley then shot himself. He died at St George’s Hospital the next day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

The coroner who left vital documents into the case of murdered Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross has been found guilty of misconduct



Chinyere Inyama was a senior coroner at West London Coroner’s Court when the 14 year old disappeared in 2014.

He lost a 30-page police file in November, just over a month after the teenager’s body was found in the River Brent.

The hunt to fine Alice was the biggest police operation since the 7/7 London bombings.

Officials said Mr Inyama would be "issued with advice" and would remain in his job after the incident.

The evidence file is believed to have contained information about Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the case.

He was found hanged in Boston Manor Park in Brentford on October the 4th, 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

From today, fire fighters in four London boroughs will be asked to respond to medical emergencies if they are closer than paramedics

Under a new trial, fire engines in boroughs including Merton and Wandsworth, have been fitted with defibrillators.

Quick access to such equipment, especially in cases of cardiac arrest, can increase chances of survival from 32% to 80%.

The trial will bring the Fire Brigade in line with the Met Police, which already supports London Ambulance in this way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

A road named as one of ten slowest in the country

The A3320 Warwick Road, which runs from Wandsworth to Earl's Court, has been named as one of the ten slowest roads in England.

That’s according to Department for Transport figures on average speeds on A roads during morning peak times in 2015.

The ten slowest roads had average rush hour speeds of less than 5 miles per hour.

All ten of the worst roads are in London.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Tragic incident kills construction worker in Weybridge

A delivery driver at a construction site in Weybridge has died after being crushed under five tonnes of steel.

Police and other emergency services were called to the site of the £2 million house renovation at 1.30pm in Wey Meadows yesterday afternoon.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, is thought to have died instantly when the metal fell from a crane.

It’s thought the man was trapped by the construction materials when the crane attachment failed during the unloading process.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

Trial of pollution cameras begins in London

The UK's first pollution cameras have gone up on roads in London and Birmingham to measure emissions from cars.

It's part of a trial by King's College London and the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds – funded by the Department for Transport.

The US-manufactured devices shine a laser beam through exhaust fumes and use reflected light to measure levels of toxins.

In America, the cameras are used to identify and reward the cleanest car drivers from their annual emissions test.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Racially abused man invited to talk to Chelsea supporters

A man racially abused by Chelsea fans last year says he's happy to talk to the club's supporters at tonight's match against Paris Saint Germain.

Souleymane Sylla was stopped from getting on a train by supporters who were singing racist chants.

He's going to the game this time around after an invitation from the French club.

It's the third year in a row Chelsea and PSG have been drawn together in the Champions League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Splash street party called off this year

Brixton’s annual free ‘Splash’ street party has been called off after an increase in violence, drug-taking and arrests marred last year’s tenth anniversary event.

Lambeth Council has rejected an application for this summer’s bash saying it had become “a victim of its own success” and is “potentially dangerous”.

More than 40,000 people attended last August’s Splash, leading to complaints from residents about noise, crime and “mountains” of litter.

A gun was seized from one reveller among the 40 arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

A church in Brentford is being turned into homes

A church in Brentford High Street, where Queen Charlotte was a frequent visitor, is being converted into housing.

It was built in 1886 and had been home to the Musical Museum until 2007, but will now be turned into 21 homes, due for completion this autumn.

The stained glass windows and some memorial stones that have been removed are to be preserved, at the London Museum of Water and Steam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Monday, 15 February 2016

Investigations continue after a hit-and-run in East Molesey on Saturday

A man arrested after a collision in East Molesey on Saturday has been bailed.

The alleged hit-and-run happened at around 11.30pm at the junction of Hampton Court Way and Bridge Road.

A 27-year old from Sunbury was arrested in connection with the incident, but has been released on bail, while investigations continue.

The cyclist in his twenties, who was hit – remains at St George’s Hospital in Tooting with serious leg injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information should call Surrey Police’s Collision Investigation Unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Organisers of the Woking Bikeathon are looking for volunteers

People are being asked to volunteer to help with the annual Woking Bikeathon.

Taking place on Sunday 8th May, the event sees cyclists of all ages raising money for charity.

Event organiser, Terry Smith, says volunteers are vital to make the day run smoothly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

A campaign's been launched in Tooting to honour the youngest soldier to serve Britain in WW1

A new campaign has been launched in Tooting which aims to raise £500 to put up a blue plaque in Garratt Lane.

A Quid for Sid hopes to raise money through small donations from local people.

This will be placed on the former home of Sidney Lewis, who has been confirmed as the youngest solider to serve Britain in WW1.

The plaque will also honour the thousands of other men and women who lost their lives during the war.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Chelsea News

Chelsea will have to do without captain John Terry for tomorrow's Champions League match against Paris St Germain.

He trained this morning with the team, but has now been ruled out.

The defender limped off injured during Saturday's win over Newcastle with minor problems with his hamstring and knee ligament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

A flag's being flown at half-mast in memory of indie band Viola Beach, who died in a car crash in Sweden at the weekend

Their home town's paying tribute at Warrington Town Hall, where a book of condolence has also been opened.

The band's members, Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin, died alongside their manager Craig Tarry.

They were due to play at the Boileroom in Guildford on Saturday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Hospital bosses at St Peter's in Chertsey say A and E is extremely busy and there’s an increase in waiting times

A non -urgent patient could have a wait of three hours before being seen.

They say it’s a combination of very high numbers and a lot of people who are very sick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Southern rail bosses say a number of ticket offices could be scrapped, as they have been across London’s tube stations

It’s because more passengers are apparently buying tickets online or using smartcard technology.

The plans affect 51 stations in London, Sussex and Surrey.

Under the proposals, ticket office staff will be moved on to the concourse to be "station hosts" who would sell tickets instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

More than 100,000 dogs are dumped or lost each year costing charities and taxpayers £57 million

Now, Woking Council is urging dog owners to get their pets micro chipped before new legislation comes into force on the 6th of April.

After that date, there will be compulsory microchipping for all dogs so they can be reunited with their owners.

The Council is working with Dogs Trust to offer free microchipping this Wednesday.

The service is available from 11am until 3 pm outside Waitrose at the Goldsworth Park Centre in Denton Way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Missing Hounslow teenager found
Police are thanking the public for their help in finding a vulnerable teenager from Hounslow who had gone missing yesterday morning.

14 year old David Whyte was found safe and well this morning in central London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

MP for Tooting says NHS in London is on the verge of collapse
London's health service is facing “imminent collapse” after a huge surge in budget deficits.

That’s according to Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan, who claims 21 out of the 38 trusts are forecast to overspend this year.

Across the capital a deficit of £519 million is predicted.

The MP for Tooting says the elected Mayor should take on a new role in planning services for the NHS.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Richmond Park MP promises to protect London's war memorials
London Mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith has pledged to restore and protect the capital’s war memorials.

It’s in the run-up to the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Tory MP for Richmond Park wants the Chancellor to help fund protection for the monuments so they remain a lasting tribute to the fallen.

There are around 8,000 war memorials across London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Road cordoned off in Streatham Hill

A road in Streatham Hill has been cordoned off this morning as police deal with reports of a disturbance.

Officers were called to Thornton Avenue this morning at around six thirty.

Police negotiators are still on the scene speaking to a man inside a flat.

The road remains cordoned off and bus routes 50 and 255 have been diverted while the incident is in progress.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

UPDATED: Laser light beam forces plane to return to Heathrow

Police are trying to find the person who forced a flight to return to Heathrow Airport, when a laser light was shone into the cockpit.

The First Officer was temporarily blinded on the Virgin Atlantic service to New York last night.

It had travelled 8 miles outside of the airport when the decision was made to return to base.

The crew told air traffic control there was a "medical issue" with one of the pilots.

The flight was grounded overnight, and the 252 passengers put up in hotels.

Airline safety expert Chris Barratt says people using lasers may not realise the danger they can cause.



Bethany McHutchinson was on the flight when passengers were told it was turning back.



Here's the cockpit recording of the moment the flight had to turn around.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Investigations continue after fire in Battersea at weekend

Three people escaped a fire at a maisonette on Reform Street in Battersea, early on Saturday.

The occupants left the building before the arrival of the Brigade and a woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service.

The whole of the property's loft space was damaged by fire.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters from fire stations from Battersea, Clapham, Chelsea, Wandsworth, Fulham and Lambeth fire station attended the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Aldi announces thousands of new jobs

Aldi is to create 5,000 jobs and open 80 new stores this year, under expansion plans.

The supermarket chain which has stores in New Malden, Ewell, Walton and Feltham, says jobs will include managers, stock assistants and store staff.

It currently employs 28,000 workers in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Two horses die in Molesey accident
Two horses have been killed in an accident in Molesey this morning.

Surrey Police received reports of horses loose on Molesey Road around 6am

Shortly afterwards a collision was reported between horses and a van; two horses died and two others are still loose.

The driver of the van was not injured.

The road remains closed while recovery of the horses and the vehicle is underway.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow the team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Gas work begins today in Norbiton

Southern Gas Networks will begin work today in London Road in Norbiton to replace old gas mains and services.

The project coincides with the first week of school half term to minimise the effect on businesses and residents.

It’ll be carried out outside ASDA and Boots on the northbound carriageway of London Road and also at the junction with station road.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Roehampton university to study use of counsellors in schools

A research project which will start in April is being led by a professor at the University of Roehampton to look at the benefit of counselling in secondary schools.

This follows calls in January for a counsellor to be placed in every school.

Professor Mick Cooper heads the £835,000 study which will involve more than 300 pupils aged 13 to 16.

Half of the group will be given up to 10 weeks of counselling and the others will receive the school’s existing support.

They will be interviewed at intervals to determine whether the counselling reduces psychological distress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 am  

Sunday, 14 February 2016

UPDATED: Fail to stop in East Molesey

Surrey Police have arrested a 27 year old man thought to be the driver of a white Vauxhall Astra which failed to stop after a cyclist was seriously hurt in a collision in East Molesey last night.

The accident happened just after 11.30 at the junction of Hampton Court Way and Bridge Road.

The car struck the rider, then drove off over Hampton Court Bridge, towards London.

The cyclist in his 20s suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police have requested anyone who witnessed the accident or has any relevant information contact them by calling 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Cable comments on lower petrol prices

The former Twickenham MP and Business Secretary Vince Cable has commented on the fall in petrol prices.

Sir Vince Cable, as a former economist, says the standard economic view is that it’s like a gigantic tax cut when we fill up our cars.

But Cable, speaking in West London, says it’s happened too quickly and could mean countries who produce oil can’t pay their debts.

And he added that it could have a severe effect on the oil sector, hitting the Middle East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Whitton's royal river re-opens.

A stretch of the Duke of Northumberland River in Whitton is now back open to the public.

A new pathway has been installed along the river as part of a wider £400,000 project to transform the entire pathway.

Previously, it was a narrow muddy walkway which was difficult for many to use.

Residents voted online for which projects they’d like the council to work on.

The Duke of Northumberland River scheme was a winner along with just six other London-wide projects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Breathalyser pilot scheme in Kingston

Three venues in Kingston have chosen to continue with a breathalyser pilot scheme.

Bacchus, The Viper Rooms and Kingston University’s Student Union say the move was very effective in reducing alcohol related disorder.

Pryzm nightclub is also considering taking up the scheme.

During the pilot, run by Kingston Police and Council, people would be breathalysed before entering a pub or club and refused entry if they were over the limit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

A gig is being held in Kingston this afternoon to raise money for charity



A campaign that works with charities in Kingston is holding many events this afternoon, as part of Love Kingston Day.

Love Kingston helps charities which are achieving extra-ordinary things – by giving them access to vital funding, something which they lack – due to resources.

The focus of today, is to get people in the community together and help raise some money for small local charities that need help.

Tessa Kind is a campaigner for Love Kingston, she is also organising the main event for this afternoon.

She tells us all about the gig at The Fighting Cocks and what else will be happening as part of the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Today is Love Kingston Day



Eight bands will be coming to a venue in Kingston today, as part of just one event happening in the town.

Its part of Love Kingston Day - which invites everyone who lives or works in the borough to get creative and have some fun with fundraising.

They've got many events going on, including arts and crafts on Eden Street, special valentines meals in The Canbury Arms and an open day at the brewery.

Tessa Kind tells us more about the campaign and what the funds from today will be going towards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Police look for a white Vauxhall Astra after a cyclist was seriously injured East Molesey Saturday night

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously hurt after being hit by a car in East Molesey last night.

The driver failed to stop just after 11.30 at the junction of Hampton Court Way and Bridge Road.

The white car that collided with the cyclist, then drove over Hampton Court Bridge, towards London.

The man in his twenties, suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting where he is having further treatment.

Police are keen to trace a white Vauxhall Astra seen in the area at the time of the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Giant dog looking for love on Valentine's day



A Giant Great Dane-cross is looking for a new home, and he’ll need a lot of space.

The RSPCA is looking for a special home for Jagger one of its largest dogs ever weighing whopping 78kgs.

He ended up at the RSPCA after he was abandoned and tied to a lamp post.

Three year old Jagger is currently a resident at Millbrook Animal Center in Cobham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

MP for Carshalton and Wallington doesn't agree with the governments' proposal

The MP of Carshalton and Wallington has condemned the government for their tax credits ‘rape’ clause.

Tom Brake has joined forces with MP's from other parties and signed a letter to the Prime Minister, demanding the scrapping of the idea.

The proposal wants women whose third child is a result of rape, to testify in order to secure an exemption from the loss of tax credits for the child.

The members of Parliament, who signed the letter say that ‘it has no place in twenty-first century Britain.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Afternoon gig happening today in Kingston to raise money for charity



Today is Love Kingston Day, which is packed full of activities across the borough, to raise money for the Kingston- based charity.

Love Kingston is a campaign and holds events throughout the year, to raise money for dedicated charities who have applied to them for extra fundraising help.

One of the biggest events happening is an afternoon gig from 2-8pm.

Tessa Kind is organising the event at The Fighting Cocks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

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