Closure of Children's Centres in Sutton
Three of Sutton’s fourteen Children’s Centres will close following an extensive consultation with the borough’s residents.
The closures come after unprecedented Government cuts to funding and increased pressure on services.
The three centres closing at the end of April are Green Oak in Cheam, High View and The Grange. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
Fire in Feltham
Six fire engines are attending a fire in a derelict community centre in Feltham High Street.
No injuries have been reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
England prepares to take on Ireland at Twickenham #carrythemhome #6nations
England face Ireland in the Six Nations soon in Eddie Jones' first home game since taking over as coach from Stuart Lancaster.
The match kicks off at 4.50pm, stay tuned to Jackie for the latest. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Schools under pressure over numbers in New Haw, Feltham and Wandsworth.
Figures released suggest a rising number of secondary schools are struggling to keep up with demand.
Some schools are only able to take children living minutes away from the school gates.
They include Fullbrook school in New Haw, Graveney School in Wandsworth and Reach Academy in Feltham.
Almost half of secondary schools in England are now oversubscribed, and the numbers are increasing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Richmond reading for World Book Day
Richmond's libraries are taking part in World Book Day this Thursday.
Children will be given book tokens worth one pound to encourage them to enjoy book reading.
Richmond libraries will be handing out tokens to any under 5s AT Story Time or Tiny Teddies Rhyme Times sessions this week.
The tokens can be used on special one pound books or as part payment of any book costing more than £2.99. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Electric cars back in Battersea
Electric car racing will be returning to Battersea Park this summer after Wandsworth Council gave consent for the Formula E championship to be held on the first weekend in July.
A number of conditions have been added by the Council which are designed to minimise disruption for local residents and to keep more areas of the park open for longer beforehand.
Parking controls will be extended and only local residents will be able to park in the area.
More than 55 thousand spectators watched the final of the first Formula E last year which was won by Sam Bird from Roehampton. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Two Sunbury business partners convicted of fraud
Two business partners from Sunbury, have been convicted of fraud and banned from being company directors.
60 year old Gerard Boucher pleaded guilty to managing a company when disqualified as a director.
He was sentenced to 12 months, suspended for two years.
His business partner, Valerie Windsor has been jailed after she stole nearly £160,000 from her employees' tax and national insurance contributors.
Suspected serial dog fouler returns to New Malden street
A street in New Malden which fell victim to dog mess for a number of months last year, has fallen victim once again, after a short hiatus.
Residents in Chestnut Grove claim they contacted Kingston Council numerous times last year to report who they were sure was the culprit, a large Rottweiler type dog, which is allowed to wander off lead.
Several witnesses told us the dog is allowed to roam freely while its owner walks ahead, and when it creates a mess, it isn't cleared from the pavement.
One mum who asked to remain anonymous, and whose daughter attends nearby Corpus Christi School, told us she worries for her young daughter's health, as it can happen two or three times a day.
The latest incident is believed to have occurred on Thursday night.
According to the NHS;
The parasite eggs responsible for toxocariasis can survive for many months in sand or soil, so all pet faeces should be collected and disposed of in the garbage. There's no immediate danger from fresh faeces, as the eggs only become infectious after a few weeks.
Dog fouling remains one of the most complained about issues to London's Councils.
It's estimated dogs nationwide produce 1,000 tonnes of excrement a day.
The law says you can be given an on-the-spot fine if you don’t clean up after your dog. The amount varies from council to council. It’s often £50 and can be as much as £80.
If you refuse to pay the fine, you can be taken to court and fined up to £1,000.
Kingston Council, which estimates the cost of cleaning dog mess from the streets is £2 million a year, was unavailable for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Images of new ground for Kingstonian FC to be shown off
And it’s just been announced that fans of Kingstonian FC will be treated to images of the ground for a new stadium next Saturday.
The site being discussed is off Garrison Lane where the Chessington Golf Centre used to be.
The images will also be shown at the home game on the 12th of March and the designs will be set up in the Patrons posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am
Residents in Wandsworth to save a few pounds on council tax.
Wandsworth Council is set to raise the second lowest Council Tax in the UK.
The finance committee has supported plans to increase the council’s share of tax by nearly 4 per cent, but this has been offset by the Mayor of London’s plan to reduce his part.
The result is an overall bill that would be £3.51 a year less for a Band D householder.
Appeal after death of 21 year old pedestrian in Purley
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Croydon at the start of this month
A 21 year old man was taken to hospital after colliding with a BMW on the night of the 7th of February.
It happened about one thirty a.m. in Ingleboro Drive in Purley.
The London Ambulance Service attended the scene.
The pedestrian George Beresford from Purley died 3 days later.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned.
The driver of the BMW was arrested at the scene and later bailed to a date in June.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Catford Traffic Garage on 020 8285 1574. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am
A director from Kingston will make his film debut at the London Asian Film Festival next week
Rajan Kumar Patel’s Feast of Varanasi tells the story of a troubled teacher who arrives in the ancient city on the banks of the Ganges.
Rajan explains how he went from studying architecture to directing films.
More school places for Woking & Weybridge
330 new school places will be created from next September after Surrey Council gave the go-ahead for the expansion of two schools.
Sythwood Primary School in Woking will get a new teaching block and facilities which will enable it to take on 210 more pupils between 4 and 11 years old.
Cleves Junior in Weybridge will also get a new teaching block as part of renovations, making 120 new places for children aged 7 to 11.
Surrey needs to find more than 11,000 places over the next five years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am
Commendations awarded by Surrey Police
Commendations have been awarded to police officers and staff who have gone above and beyond their daily duties.
At a ceremony in Guildford, police constables Harry Biggs, James Harding, Darren Jackson and Rhian Roberts were given a division commendation for the way they dealt with a woman who had jumped from a third floor window in Chertsey last June to escape a fire.
Community Support Officers Emma Davis and Penny Newman were given awards for their work in Epsom in helping to identify a man responsible for a series of indecent exposures and for helping locate suspects in a robbery in Epsom Park.
Members of Woking SNT were also awarded a divisional commendation for reducing the level of violence in Woking town centre by closing Chertsey Road on Friday and Saturday nights to improve safety. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 am
Friday, 26 February 2016
Man tasered in Croydon
A man, who was allegedly carrying a knife was chased and tasered by police in Croydon this afternoon.
Police were called to George Street at 1.45pm to reports of a man with a knife and gave chase to a suspect when they arrived.
A Taser was used to detain the man near the town hall and he was then treated by ambulance crews.
He was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a bladed article and is in custody in a south London police station. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm
Drone comes close to hitting Heathrow bound plane
An aviation safety hearing has heard how a drone came within 20ft of hitting a passenger jet on its final approach to Heathrow.
The Airbus A319 was flying at 500ft when the drone passed above it in September.
The pilot at the time said it was not possible to take avoiding action.
The Civil Aviation Authority says the drone was breaking regulations as it did not have permission to be above 400ft. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm
MoD Police team releases photos in Cheryl James Inquest
Exhibits from the inquest into the death of Cheryl James have been released.
Miss James died in 1995 at Princess Royal Barracks in Deepcut.
The High Court ruled in 2014 that the inquest held on the 21st of December 1995 into her death was quashed and a fresh inquest should be held.
His Honour Brian Barker QC is conducting the new inquest which is being held at HM Coroner’s Court in Woking.
The two photographs show the Royal Way Gate at the barracks where Miss James was on guard duty on the morning of her death.
The first photograph (exhibit C3) shows the exterior of the camp, facing towards the barracks, while the second (exhibit C4) shows the view from inside the camp.
The photographs were taken in 1995. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
A couple from Ewell who won a wedding with Radio Jackie will get married today
A couple from Ewell who won their dream wedding on Radio Jackie are tying the knot today.
Emma Brockley took part in our Winter Wonderful Weekday Wedding Breakfast competition in 2014.
Jessie Davey from the Burford Bridge Hotel, where they're getting married, has this message for the loved up pair.
Victim of sexual assault in Tooting Broadway station speaks out
Jessica Brady who was a victim of sexual assault at Tooting Broadway station has spoken out, after her attacker was jailed.
She was targeted by Ilyas Firah on the Northern Line when she boarded at Balham.
In the British Transport Police video, she explains seeing him smiling at her and realising he was following her off the train.
He denied three counts of sexual assault but was found guilty on February the 10th at Blackfriars Crown Court.
Firah was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison, and has been placed on the sex offenders' register for seven years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon speaks to Radio Jackie about the proposals for Crossrail 2 in Wimbledon
Caroline Pidgeon, who is the Liberal Democrat candidate running for London Mayor was in Wimbledon last week.
She came to South West London to talk about the impact for a review that Crossrail 2 will have on Wimbledon and the surrounding area.
She tells us her concerns about the proposals and more about the scheme.
Hear her full interview with Radio Jackie. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Carelessly disposed cigarettes are believed to be the cause of a flat fire in New Malden last night
The Brigade was called by a shop keeper who saw flames coming from the maisonette above his shop in West Barnes Lane.
Firefighters rescued a man from the flat and brought him out to safety.
He was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews for slight smoke inhalation.
Firefighters have freed a man from his car after it mounted the pavement in Clapham
The accident happened at the junctions of The Pavement and Clapham Common Southside just before midnight last night.
The man was taken to hospital where his state is unknown. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
90 hoverboards from Hong Kong via Heathrow have been destroyed
Dozens of hoverboards which posed a fire risk have been destroyed.
A shipment of 90 imported from Hong Kong via Heathrow, was intercepted by Surrey trading standards officers.
The boards sent off for testing by an electrical safety standards team, were found to have defective battery packs and other faulty features.
After being crushed, the material was sent for recycling. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
A teenage motorcyclist is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in Isleworth
A 19 year-old motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a car in Isleworth.
Emergency services were called to Twickenham Road, near the junction with Worton Road yesterday afternoon to reports of a collision.
The teenager suffered serious leg injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am
Migrant crisis garden for Hampton Court Flower Show
A garden symbolising the tragedy of the migrant crisis is to be one of the main attractions at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show.
The circular garden, called Border Control, features high fences topped by barbed wire surrounded by dying plants.
The world’s biggest annual flower show takes place in July. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am
Streatham MP wants investigation into youth violence surge
Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has called for a government appointed body to find the reasons for the rise in shootings and stabbings among London’s youth.
New figures showing an alarming increase in teen violence have been unveiled in the Commons.
Youth violence claimed 17 lives in the capital last year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Man charged after attack on Crystal Palace mascot
A man has been charged after an attempt was allegedly made to punch the bald eagle mascot of Crystal Palace Football Club.
Thirty-five-year-old Daniel Boylett of Mottingham in south east London will appear before magistrates on March 29th.
Trouble broke out during Palace's League Cup game with Charlton at Selhurst Park in September. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 pm
Kingston Post Office development plans approved
Plans for a 16 storey development on Kingston’s old Post Office site have been approved at a meeting tonight.
The new design was passed by councillors with six votes to five. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm
Undercover reporter from Purley denies perverting the course of justice at the Old Bailey
An undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheikh" has pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice at the Old Bailey.
52 year old Mazher Mahmood from Purley denies he misled a court during the collapsed drugs trial of pop star Tulisa Contostavlos.
Another man, 66 year old Alan Smith, a retired driver from Norfolk, also pleaded not guilty to the charge.
They will face a two week trial due to start on September the 19th.
The charge states that Mr Smith changed a draft statement he gave to police in the case of the former X Factor judge. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm
Tributes paid to young interior designer from Wimbledon
Tributes have been paid to a young interior designer who died after a car mounted a pavement in Guildford on Saturday.
Kat Garrett, who worked at Peldon Rose in Wimbledon, was hit by a Land Rover Defender in Bridge Street at about 1.30pm.
Two other pedestrians were injured in the collision.
A man in his 40s remains at St George’s Hospital in a serious condition and a woman in her 20s suffered minor injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm
Review into Jimmy Savile case finds the BBC can't be held responsible
A report into abuse by Jimmy Savile at the BBC hasn’t ruled out the possibility that a child abuser could still be there today.
The review by Dame Janet smith found that bosses were unaware of past sexual abuse happening, and that the corporation can’t be held responsible.
The investigation into Savile was triggered by an interview Karin Ward gave after his death in 2011.
She was a pupil at Duncroft Approved School in Staines when she was targeted by the former DJ.
Former TV producer, Canon Colin Semper said he had suspicions but should have raised them to management.
Rough sleeping in Croydon on the increase
The number of rough sleepers in Croydon has increased by 70% in one year.
In 2014, 30 people were found to be sleeping outside at night without shelter, whilst last year the number was up to 51.
Over a quarter of people sleeping on the streets in England are in London, with Westminster having the most in the city.
The figures come as Boris Johnson, who promised to eradicate the problem by 2012, comes to the end of his term as London Mayor. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
Thousands of retired racing greyhounds are potentially being culled every year because they are no longer needed
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee claims between 1,000 and 3,700 dogs are unaccounted for each year.
MPs are calling for bookmakers to pay a levy to help keep the animals after they are retired.
Norah McEllistrim, with Hersham Hounds, a Greyhound Welfare Charity based in Hersham, agrees with them.
To find out more about the charity, or if you'd like to re-home a greyhound, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Army recruitment sergeant jailed for 11 and a half years for attacks at Mitcham Barracks
An army recruitment sergeant has been jailed for 11 and a half years for raping and assaulting female cadets at Mitcham Barracks.
Southwark Crown Court heard 46 year old Edwin Mee used his power to "abuse and bully" nine women. He was convicted of 16 offences.
The officer from Glasgow, served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and carried out his attacks in Mitcham between 2011 and 2012. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
The majority of people polled over their proposed choice of location for Crossrail 2 say they prefer Tooting over Balham
Until November, Tooting Broadway was also Transport for London’s preferred option for a station.
But, following the results of a geological survey, the preferred option was changed to Balham.
Now, campaigners, including London Mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan, are calling on TfL to keep Tooting in the running.
TfL says placing a station at Tooting would be more expensive and complicated – results of an impact assessment will be made available next month.
A spokesman told us that while Tooting is still a strong contender, the geological case for building there is not as strong as Balham. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm
Rula Lenska charged with drink driving
Actress Rula Lenska, best known for her roles in Minder and Boon, has been charged with drink-driving after reportedly flipping her car with her young grandson inside.
Her Mini is said to have clipped a parked car and rolled onto its side in the middle of the road in Twickenham.
The 68-year-old has been bailed, and is due in court next month on March the 10th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Heathrow workers have been abseiling down Terminal 5 today
Over 100 Heathrow workers including CEO John Holland-Kaye have been abseiling down Terminal 5 today.
They conquered their fears as they climbed down the Terminal 5 departures level balcony to the ground.
The event is part of Heathrow’s Duke of Edinburgh Fitbit Challenge launch. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am
Fire in Hammersmith update
A fire has broken out in a block of flats in Hammersmith Bridge Road.
The London fire brigade were called just after 9 o’clock this morning.
Four fire engines and 20 fire fighters are on the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am
CCTV footage has been released after an armed robbery in Wimbledon
CCTV footage has been released by Detectives investigating an armed robbery in Wimbledon on the 13th of October last year.
The suspect walked into a chemist in Durnsford Road, and pulled out a large kitchen knife before demanding money - he then made off towards Haydon's Road.
He is described as a black man aged in his late 20s to early 30s. He wore a blue hooded tracksuit, white trainers and was carrying a black holdall.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise this man.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 203621. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
No need to run for the bus in Putney
A morning rush hour bus route in Putney has been named and shamed as one of the slowest in London.
Buses from Putney Heath to Warren Street station move slower than a chicken or mouse, at less than 5mph.
New figures from TfL show that from January to November last year, the average speed of buses in London was between 8.1 and 9.2mph.
'Blue Badge' fraud in Sutton
Another four drivers have been convicted in Sutton for Blue Badge fraud this month.
Two men and two women admitted misusing the permit, which belonged to a relative who wasn't present at the time.
Three of the cases happened in Lodge Place and one in Grove Road; each driver was ordered to pay between £210 and £460 in fines and costs in court.
Over 7,000 people in Sutton currently own a Blue Badge, and 49 prosecutions have been made since the beginning of 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Hounslow Council Tax
Hounslow has agreed to freeze its council tax for a tenth successive year.
A Band 'D' property in the borough will pay £26.00 per week in 2016-17.
Councillors say while cuts in government funding are unprecedented they will continue to protect frontline services where possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 pm
Man jailed after attacking his ex-girlfriend's new partner in Worcester Park
A 27-year-old man who attacked his ex-girlfriend’s new partner in Worcester Park has been jailed for six and a half years.
Benjamin Berlemont had been told by his ex, with whom he had a son, that their relationship was over and she was seeing someone else.
He then bombarded her with texts and calls, and turned up at her flat on December the 29th - forcing his way through the back door.
Berlemont violently attacked her new boyfriend with a knife causing deep cuts to his head, arm and hand – as well as the prison term he’s been issued with a restraining order. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm
Croydon's cat killer thought to be crossing boroughs as more found in Dulwich and Carshalton
It’s feared the so called Cat Killer of Croydon could be crossing boroughs.
It’s after a kitten was found decapitated in Dulwich last week, and another one was discovered dead in a garden in Carshalton.
More than 40 cases of beheadings of cats have been reported to South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty.
The Met Police also has a team investigating. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm
Decline in Electoral registration in London
Almost 100,000 Londoners have fallen off the electoral roll according to new figures.
Despite an increase in the capitals population those registering to vote have decreased between December 2014 and December 2015.
Kensington and Chelsea had the second biggest fall behind Hackney.
It’s prompted a plea from Labour Mayoral candidate and Tooting MP Sadiq Khan to register for the May 5th election. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm
Four more drivers have been convicted in Sutton for Blue Badge fraud this month
Two men and two women admitted misusing a Blue Badge which belonged to a relative who wasn't present at the time.
Three of the cases happened in Lodge Place and one in Grove Road, each driver was ordered to pay between £210 and £460 in fines and costs in court.
Over 7,000 people in Sutton currently own a Blue Badge, and 49 prosecutions have been made since the beginning of 2014. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm
Some schools in Croydon are getting a Garden Grant to grow their own food
Green-fingered pupils will receive a share of £42,000, which will be shared amongst 11 schools in the borough.
The idea stems from obesity problems in young people, by getting them to eat more healthily, whilst at school.
One school - St Giles in Pampisford Road will get £3,000 to build wheelchair-accesible planting beds, an outdoor shelter and specialist tools.
This scheme has been run in the US and Canada for five years, two Flagship programmes will now take place in the UK – in Croydon and Lambeth. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
Police disrupt organised crime network across West London
Officers from Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and the City of London Police have executed warrants across west London tackling an organised criminal network involved in stealing property and handling of stolen goods.
Eleven search warrants were executed at locations in Hammersmith (three), Shepherds Bush (two), North Kensington (one), Notting Hill (two), Northolt (one) Teddington (one) and Surbiton (one).
They included residential addresses and market stalls.
So far six men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft.
Officers have recovered suspected stolen phones, laptops and other property; shotgun cartridges were recovered from an address in Hammersmith.
Officers also arrested a man and woman for possession of class A drugs.
The Operation - named Goldspark - began in January 2016 when Kensington and Chelsea police began investigating a theft from a motor vehicle in High Street Kensington.
A suspect for this offence was identified and traced, the arrest of this man, on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle, led to the identification of a small market stall that had been receiving stolen goods.
A warrant was executed at the market stall, and the arrest of a 31 -year-old man, and a search of a residential address in Surbiton led to the recovery of mobile phones and other computer equipment reported stolen.
As a result of on going enquiries further suspects have been identified which have led to the arrests today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
#PlaneStupid protesters won't go to jail
13 climate change protesters have had their fate decided after more than 6 hours of deliberating.
They’ve been sentenced to 6 weeks in jail, suspended for two years, and will have to carry out 120 hours of community service.
The activists from Plane Stupid, chained themselves to Heathrow’s northern runway last July, causing the cancellation of over 20 flights. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Inquest in Woking
An inquest has heard a young soldier found dead at Deepcut Barracks told a friend it would "be really easy to shoot yourself".
18 year-old Private Cheryl James was one of four recruits to die from bullet wounds at the Surrey army base between 1995 and 2002.
At the hearing in Woking, her friend Yvonne Sneddon said the two of them had been drinking, but Cheryl "wasn't mucking about" when she made the comment shortly before her death. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm
Now is the time for the people of Tolworth to have their voices heard
That’s the message from campaigners fighting plans to build four new towers comprising flats, shops and offices, next to the existing Tolworth Tower, on the Broadway.
Kingston Councillors voted by 7 to 4 last month to allow the development by CNM Estates to go ahead, despite mass public opposition.
Conservative Councillor Richard Hudson, says a judicial review, which could cost thousands, is the only way forward.
He's calling on residents who want to help, to join the fight against the development.
If you want to make your voice heard, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Tennis News: Stan Wawrinka signs up for the Queen's Club Championships
French Open tennis champion Stan Wawrinka is the latest big name to sign up to play in the Queen's Club Championships this summer.
He joins fellow Grand Slam singles champions Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal who are already confirmed to appear at the traditional men's warm-up for Wimbledon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm
The 13 activists who chained themselves to Heathrow’s northern runway are to be sentenced today
They are likely to become the first climate change protesters to be jailed in the UK.
They were found guilty of aggravated trespass and entering a restricted security area last month.
The protesters made their way onto the north runway by cutting through a perimeter fence line.
They then built a metal tripod structure and locked themselves to it.
The protest caused 25 flights to be cancelled.
The barrister representing four of the group said they’d acted on "deeply-held beliefs" and all the protestors were described as ‘people of real conscience’.
A petition launched in support of the group has amassed 350 signatures.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following an accident in West Drayton.
At 10.40pm on Friday,officers on patrol came across a collision between a car and a pedestrian at Stockley Road Roundabout in West Drayton.
London Ambulance Service also attended and treated the pedestrian, a 35-year-old man, who was suffering from critical injuries.
He died at the scene a short while later.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification awaits.
Next of kin has been informed.
The driver of the car, a silver Peugeot 307, stopped at the scene. He was not arrested and is assisting police with their enquiries.
It's believed the man had run into the road after his dog.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am
Squad lined up for Saturday's rugby union match at Twickenham
Uncapped Wasps centre Elliot Daly is in the matchday squad for England's rugby union Six Nations clash with Ireland on Saturday at Twickenham.
He replaces lock Courtney Lawes in the only switch by head coach Eddie Jones.
It's ahead of the third set of fixtures in the Championship, with England protecting a one-hundred percent record. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am
Inquest into Deepcut soldier's death continues
An inquest into the death of a soldier at Deepcut Barracks has heard others were told not to ring home when the body was discovered.
Private Cheryl James was one of four recruits to die from bullet wounds at the Surrey army base between 1995 and 2002.
Her former room-mate Lisa Slattery told the hearing in Woking she remembered being really upset because she wasn’t allowed to tell her parents what happened.
Nicholas Moss QC, representing the Ministry of Defence said the instruction was presumably because Cheryl’s parents had not yet been informed of their daughter's death.
The inquest continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am
Surrey Youth League Chairman issues frightening warning
Aggressive parents at youth football is so out of control, someone could be killed.
That is the warning issued by Graham Ekin, chairman of the Surrey Youth League.
Last weekend one parent threatened to stab a referee and another head-butt a linesmen.
This is despite the Football Association launching the Respect campaign in 2008, to address why 7000 referees were leaving football every year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 am
Chelsea form LGBT supporters branch
Chelsea have announced the formation of their first LGBT supporters group.
The Gay Football Supporters Network Chairman and Chelsea season ticket holder Ed Connell will spearhead this branch.
His vision is to create a club and community which is welcoming to all. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am
Missing man from Chessington found
A man from Chessington has been found safe and well following a Police Appeal for help.
50 year old Terry Mustoe was found in Kingston on Tuesday evening. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 am
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Good night for sides in South London
Paul Robinson converted from close range to earn a win for AFC Wimbledon against 10 men Carlise.
The Dons were lucky to go into the break on level terms, but took the lead immediately after the Cumbrian's goalkeeper was shown a red card.
Neil Ardly’s men are now up to 5th in League Two.
Elsewhere Brentford won 3-0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham drew 1-1 at Leeds. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm
UPDATE: Second man arrested today on suspicion of attempted robbery at a jewellery store in Leatherhead last week
A second man from Walton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery after an incident on Leatherhead high street on Friday.
Two men entered a jewellery store and threatened staff with what was found later to be an imitation gun.
The 39 year old was arrested in Sussex today. He remains in police custody whilst enquiries continue.
45 year old Raymond William Price, has pleaded guilty to the robbery at South East Surrey Magistrates court today and has been remanded in custody.
Witnesses still sought to drag raid on Leatherhead jeweller's
A man from Walton has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery at a jewellery store in Leatherhead
45 year old Raymond William Price appeared at South East Surrey Magistrates Court.
He’s been remanded in custody.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the raid where one of the men was dressed in drag and carried a handbag.
Staff fought back and held one of the pair until police arrived. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Tributes paid to teenager from Leatherhead
A 15-year-old girl from Leatherhead who died when a car she was travelling in hit a tree, has been described by her family as generous and intelligent.
Rebecca Marchant was a front seat passenger in a convertible Mercedes which crashed in the New Forest on Wednesday evening.
In a tribute, her family said she was a "truly loved daughter, sister, granddaughter and good friend to all".
The 34-year-old driver, from Hordle, has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the drink-drive limit. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm
The consultation over plans to axe 81 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink franchise has begun
The RMT made it clear they will campaign against Govia Thameslink's plans.
A social media campaign has been set up, urging people to engage with the issue.
The Union are concerned about the loss of jobs, services and safety that the consultation may cause.
The first stations in the closure programme include Tooting, Streatham and Wandsworth Common. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Crime may be down in Richmond, but residents are being warned not to be complacent
Although there’s been a drop in burglaries and vehicle crime, people are still being told to lock doors, sheds and cars.
Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Team's top tips.
Close and lock all doors and windows in your house even if you’re just popping out for a few minutes.
Lock garages and sheds so garden tools and ladders can’t be used to break into your home.
Don’t leave your keys or valuable documents within easy reach of doors, letterboxes or windows.
Removing everything from your car; don't even leave a jacket where it can be seen.
Closing the sunroof along with the windows when you leave.
Not storing things in the boot; take them with you.
Storing car ownership information in your home, not your car.
Having a routine to ensure you always take the keys out of the ignition
Taking removable stereos and sat nav equipment with you.
In addition, using secure (theft resistant) number plates can make your plates less attractive to thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am
Another plane landing at Heathrow has been targeted with a laser beam
It’s the second incident in less than 10 days.
The high powered laser beam is thought to have struck the pilot of the BA plane in the eyes as he made his final approach last night.
He was able to land the flight from Amsterdam without incident and police said the aircraft was not “endangered.”
Nine days ago, a Virgin Atlantic flight to New York was forced to turn back to Heathrow after a laser was shone into the cockpit. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Central Line reopens after accident at White City
A London Underground line was temporarily closed after a hole was drilled in a tunnel ceiling.
The Central Line was shut between Marble Arch and White City stations for "emergency engineering work" after concrete masonry fell on the line near Shepherd's Bush Station.
It led to severe delays on the rest of the line and TFL has apologised and said to be ‘working hard’ to fix the problem.
It is understood contractors were working on an extension to the Westfield shopping centre when the accident happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am
A trial date has been set for a Finnish national charged with terrorism offences
19 year old Cubeyda Hassan Jama, who lives in Thornton Heath, will appear at the Old Bailey on July the 11th.
He is charged with engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to intention to commit acts of terrorism.
He will remain in custody until the trial. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
A man has been found with a serious head injury in Nine Elms
Police were called to the Wandsworth Road junction with Belmore Street, just after 2 o’clock this morning.
Officers found an unresponsive man aged in his late forties lying on the pavement.
The incident is being treated as suspicious, but no arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am
Memories of growing up in Sunbury
A childhood and youth in 1970’s Sunbury has been remembered in a new book.
Matteo Sedazzari has written his memories of growing up in the area and the heavy influence of Mod culture.
He thinks that not enough credit has been given to the contribution from the suburbs.
Police try to identify two men after break-ins in Wimbledon
Police have released images of two men they are seeking in connection with three linked break-ins in Wimbledon.
All the crimes took place in Gap Road.
Two attempts to get into houses on the 14th and 15th of February ended in two suspects running off empty handed.
But another attempt also on the 15th, at a third property where the front door was forced, resulted in the theft of cash and jewellery.
One suspect is black and the other is white; both were wearing beanie style hats with black jackets and jeans.
. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Cricket news: Pietersen unlikely to return to Surrey this season
Surrey's director of cricket Alec Stewart says it's unlikely Kevin Pietersen will return at any point in the new season.
He played for the county in some games last year - while there was still a slim chance of the batsman winning an England recall.
But Stewart says it probably won't happen this time around: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 am
Soldier based in Whitton singing his way to our TV screens
A soldier based at Whitton's Kneller Hall has beaten over 150,000 other contestants and made it past the “blind auditions” in The Voice.
Staff sergeant Dave Barnes , was chosen by judge Ricky Wilson after singing the Michael Bolton hit “When a man loves a woman, and has moved to the next stage of the competition.
You can find out how he does on Saturday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 am
More travellers in Kingston divide opinion
For the second time this week a group of travellers has moved into the borough.
A group has moved into the Cocks Crescent site in New Malden, days after several caravans were seen inside the abandoned BBC Sports ground in Motspur Park.
The site in New Malden has been listed for work by Kingston Council with a Library, cinema complex and residential development among the things proposed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am
Three South West London men jailed as part of £1 million diamond heist.
Three men from South West London have been jailed as part of a gang of four who plotted a Million pound diamond heist in Victoria.
Rashid Alleyne from Mitcham , Gavin James from Morden and Pete Castello from Wallington, kept watch of a house in Belgravia, owned by a South African Socialite.
As they attempted to burgle the house they were met by armed undercover Police officers who used stun grenades to halt them before making arrests on Tuesday 22 September 2015
They were charged the following day and sentenced to a combined total of 9 years, with the fourth member sentenced to 4 years.
All were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am
Europe's largest solar panel array to float on Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir.
Europe’s biggest ever floating solar panel array is being installed on London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir.
It’s part of Thames Water’s bid to self-generate a third of its own energy by 2020.
Just over 23,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels will be floated on the reservoir near Walton, utilising a normally redundant suburban space on the surface.
The innovative floating pontoon will cover around a tenth of the reservoir, enough to fill eight Wembley football pitches.
Thames Water’s energy manager, Angus Berry says;
“Becoming a more sustainable business is integral to our long term strategy and this innovative new project brings us one step closer to achieving our goal – this is the right thing for our customers, the right thing for our stakeholders and most importantly the right thing for the environment.”
Man falls victim to a con trick in Sutton High Street
A 45-year-old man has fallen victim to a con trick in Sutton.
He was approached in the High Street by a man offering a range of the latest Apple devices on the cheap.
The victim gave the seller £200 cash and withdrew a further £300 - making a total of £500, in exchange for the goods contained in a rucksack.
After the seller had left, the purchaser looked inside the bag and found it contained nothing more than Argos catalogues and cardboard.
The suspect is white, aged around 30, 5ft 7, with gingery hair. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm
Clapham teaching assistant attacked by a pupil's father
A teaching assistant from Clapham says she is too scared to go back into the classroom after she was attacked by a pupil’s father.
Marius Feneck, waited outside the boy’s primary school for Lesley-Anne Noel to leave work.
He followed her to her car and beat her, over what’s believed to be a disagreement with her.
Despite this, he wasn’t jailed, but instead handed a 12-month sentence suspended for one year.
Ms Noel has appealed to the Attorney General for a stronger sentence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm
Investigations are continuing after a man was found dead in the Princess Diana Fountain in Bushy Park on Saturday
Police were called at 9.10am to reports of a man floating - he was pronounced dead at 11.30am.
The death is not being treated as suspicious, but investigations are continuing to see how the man got there. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
Permanent home agreed for East Twickenham primary free school
Deer Park School, the two-form entry primary school which opened in September 2015 on a temporary site at Richmond Adult Community College, will have a permanent site as part of a re-development of the Ryde House site in East Twickenham.
The news comes as a result of lengthy negotiations between the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Ryde House’s owners, Lidl, and a series of direct interventions by Richmond Council at Lidl’s most senior level.
Deer Park was originally proposed by the school’s sponsors, Bellevue and Place Education Trust (BPET), as ‘Richmond Bridge Primary’, to serve, primarily, East Twickenham and St Margarets.
The EFA’s purchase of space at the Ryde House site for the school will, subject to planning permission, enable it to revert to its original proposal.
Lidl are expected to submit a planning application later this year for a mixed retail and school development.
Lidl withdrew their previous retail and housing application for the site in 2014 after the Leader of the Council, Lord True, directly asked bosses to think again. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm
Richmond Council welcomes stadium Drinkaware campaign
Richmond Council has welcomed plans from England Rugby to launch a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of responsible drinking during rugby matches.
The plans, announced today, have revealed that they will link up with the national charity ‘Drinkaware’ for the two remaining RBS 6 Nations matches.
The campaign will see the charity’s responsible drinking messages displayed across various locations at Twickenham Stadium and online.
In addition, Drinkaware has provided England Rugby bar staff and stewards with bespoke Club Hosts training.
Guinness will also be supporting the campaign by distributing free bottled water post-match as fans leave the stadium.
These actions follow a rise in the number of alcohol related incidents surrounding rugby matches, particularly after the Sevens last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has today welcomed a crucial new report released by the RSPCA, which exposes the hidden world of puppy breeding.
A new RSPCA report reveals the dog and cat trade in the EU is worth a staggering £1 billion a year.
An estimated 430,000 puppies are also being bred by unlicensed breeders in the UK each year.
The ‘Sold a pup?’ report findings come at a time when the Government is consulting on better dog breeding regulations.
Battersea is urging the Government to take these, along with Battersea’s Breeding Report into the scale of the illegal puppy market, published last September, on board and act urgently in the interests of dog welfare and consumer protection.
To read the report in full, click here posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
London Mayor Boris Johnson insists the UK's got a "great future outside the EU"
He’s made the comment as David Cameron prepares to argue the opposite case.
The Prime Minister will address the Commons later, hoping to persuade MPs in all parties to support his new deal for the UK in the European Union.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake supports staying in and questions the position now taken by Boris Johnson.
England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones says Luther Burrell has earned his recall
The Northampton centre, who missed out on making the final World Cup squad last year, is in for Ollie Devoto, who suffered concussion playing for Bath.
England are preparing for Saturday's Six Nations match with Ireland at Twickenham.
Jones tells us, Burrell has worked hard to get himself back in contention.
Goldsmith confirms EU out campaign support
Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate for London Mayor, and Richmond Park MP, has confirmed he will vote to leave the European Union.
The EU referendum is to be held on Thursday the 23rd of June after Prime Minister David Cameron named the date yesterday.
Mr Goldsmith's opposition candidates, Labour's Sadiq Khan, who is the MP for Tooting, and the Lib Dems' Caroline Pidgeon, have both said they will campaign to stay in the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm
Witnesses sought after fatal collision in Guildford
Witnesses are being sought after a fatal collision in Guildford Town Centre yesterday.
A woman in her 30’s was pronounced dead at the scene in Bridge Street after a four by four vehicle hit a number of pedestrians.
Two people were injured.
Another woman in her 30s with minor injuries and a man in his 40s suffering from pelvic injuries.
The driver of the car was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Anyone with any information should call Surrey Police Collision Investigation Unit on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Family of Chertsey flood victim refused legal aid.
A couple from Chertsey have been refused legal aid to find out why their son died in a flood.
7 year old Zane Gbangbola died two years ago during the worst storms in Britain in more than 250 years.
The parents claim that the boy was poisoned from a landfill site which leaked into flood water.
But officials maintain that the child was killed from cynanide gas from a faulty flood water pump.
The child’s parents want to present their case at a coroner’s inquest. But they now face having to represent themselves. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm
"Made in Chelsea" star announces separation from her Professor
Reality TV star Millie Mackintosh and rapper Professor Green have announced their separation via a joint statement to The Mirror.
It reads 'It is with sadness and regret that we confirm our separation.'
The 26 year old, whose family created Quality Street, married the musician, real name Stephen Paul Manderson, in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
Boy thought to have been a victim of notorious Barnes guesthouse, may have died in another county.
A report from Sussex police suggests an 8 year old boy thought to have been kidnapped to a Barnes guesthouse may have died elsewhere.
Vishal Malhotra disappeared after watching the royal wedding in 1981.
His case has been investigated by the Met’s Operation Midland into a paedophile ring,according to the Mail On Sunday online.
But a report just released under a Freedom of Information request suggests detectives followed a wrong lead. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Woking-based McLaren's latest car revealed.
McLaren has unveiled their new car.
The Honda-powered MP4-31 will be driven by Jenson Button in Barcelona tomorrow.
The Woking based team will be hoping for a better season after finishing 9th is the Constructors championship last season.
The first race is the Australian Grand Prix on March 20th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am
Patrols against anti-social behaviour in Tolworth
Police have been operating ASBO patrols around Tolworth Broadway.
Officers stopped and searched one individual resulting in a warning about the use of cannabis.
Last month the Met used emergency powers to disperse groups of more than two in Tolworth Chessington and Epsom.
The powers also meant that officers could take unaccompanied youngsters home after dark.
That followed a knifepoint robbery and anti-social behaviour. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am
Half Marathon in Hampton Court today
Over 4,000 runners will take part in the Hampton Court Half Marathon today.
The course begins and ends at Esher College in Thames Ditton.
Organisers are encouraging locals to come and cheer-on runners, who are raising money for various charities.
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 and Thistledene.
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