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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Police appeal for help finding a missing man from Cheam




Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from Cheam.

73 year old Joseph Blanc, who suffers from dementia, hasn’t been seen since 2.45 this afternoon.

Joseph is black, 5ft 11in tall, has a clean shaven head and was wearing a black woolly hat, black coat and pale green trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 pm  

New Campaign to tackle child abuse

‘Everyone has a responsibility to end child abuse’ is the message from Hounslow Council help more people talk about it.

The new campaign aims to encourage more people to report abuse.

It comes as research shows a third of people don’t do anything about it.

Signs can include unexplained injuries, self-harming, drug or alcohol misuse and absence from school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Dangerous Drivers in Croydon and Selhurst

Croydon and Selhurst are home to the highest number of dangerous drivers in the capital.

Figures from, the DVLA show the areas have the most drivers with 12 or more points on their licence – the threshold for a ban in the UK.

Offences have ranged from using their phones while driving to rocketing down the motorways.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Kingston Hospital selected for an award

Kingston Hospital has been selected as a finalist in a national award scheme for the way patient and staff feedback is used to improve services.

The Friends and Family Test is a way for patients to anonymously rate their latest experience of NHS care.

They were set up to recognise NHS providers 'going the extra mile', with Kingston nominated for two of the five awards.

The winners will be announced on the 17th of March
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

One Stop Shop In Wandsworth helps victims of domestic violence

Wandsworth’s One Stop Shop which helps victims of domestic violence has moved to a new permanent home at St Mark’s in Battersea Rise.

The free drop-in service provides information, legal advice and support for anyone experiencing domestic violence and abuse in the borough.

Since its launch in 2008, it has helped more than two thousand people from all backgrounds.

The centre is open on Monday mornings from 10 until 12.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Croydon council warns drivers against using unofficial websites for disabled Blue Badges.

Vulnerable drivers are being urged to remain vigilant to the threat of unofficial blue badge application websites.

One site has been closed down after conning disabled motorists into believing it could help clients apply for a blue badge.

Authorities became aware of the site after complaints from motorists who’d handed over £49 and not received the service they’d expected.

Croydon Council reminds motorists to use their official website for the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Cigarette gang jailed for robbery but haul never recovered - Isleworth Crown Court.


Three men who used stolen cars to carry out commercial robberies of cigarette deliveries have been jailed by Isleworth Crown Court.

The three men all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob eighty thousand pounds of cigarettes which were never recovered.

The trio carjacked Audis or BMW’s – twice from women and once from a woman driving with her young children.

They then used cloned plates.

They didn’t use violence but gave firm clear instructions to their victims during a six week stretch of robbery last year.

29 year old Jeffrey Galvin of Dorking Court, Hampden Lane, Tottenham in London and his brother 28 year old Gerard Galvin of Gravel Hill Way, Harwich in Essex and 35 year old Andrew Nolan of Brookes Place, Barnet Road, Potters Bar in Herts. were given nine - four and seven years in jail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Keeping up with the Joneses in the south east.

Homeowners in London and the South East spend up to £118,000 in a lifetime in a bid to “Keep up with the Joneses”

New research has revealed over a quarter of average-earning adults in the region waste over £2,000 each year on “totally unnecessary” items

The study, carried out by an independent finance expert, suggest homes in the region are decked out with fashionable soft furnishings.

DIY tools are showcased in the garage, and bookshelves are stocked with novels to demonstrate “cultural superiority.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Remembering WWII bomb victims in Hersham

Victims of a bombing raid in Weybridge more than 75 years ago will finally be given a memorial stone to mark their graves.

The Vickers-Armstrong factory was hit in a day time raid on the 4th September 1940. 83 civilians were killed.

Five of the victims were buried at Burvale Cemetery in Hersham. Four of them were never identified but the fifth was William Ernest Hunt, aged 36.

A dedication of the new memorial will take place next Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 am  

Spelthorne backs Heathrow expansion

Leaders of Spelthorne Council and Slough Council have joined together in writing to the Times newspaper to back support for expansion of Heathrow Airport.

They were responding to reports that solicitors acting for four Councils around the airport would take legal action to prevent expansion.

Councillors Ian Harvey and Rob Anderson said the independent Airports Commission had looked closely at local environmental impacts and concluded that these could be adequately mitigated.

They support the skills and employment benefits that an expanded airport would bring to their boroughs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 am  

Friday, 4 March 2016

Police seek help to trace missing teenager from Ealing


Police are appealing for help in tracing a young girl missing from Ealing.

15-year-old Daria Pietrzak was last seen by her mum at home on Thursday.

She didn’t return home from school and called her mum in the evening to say she was visiting a friend in South Harrow.

Daria is known to have links to Ealing, Acton and Brixton.

She’s white, of slim build, with shoulder length hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Woman charged with murder of man in New Malden

A woman arrested over the murder of a man in New Malden has been charged.

Hyojung Lim, 43, was charged with the murder of a 40-year-old man on New Malden High Street on Wednesday.

The man died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Lim is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

Appeal after bus driver racially abused in Twickenham



Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a bus driver was racially abused in Twickenham.

The incident happened on a 281 bus on South Road last December.

A man hurled racist abuse at the driver and then exposed himself before making off.

The suspect is white, 30-years-old, 5ft 4 tall, with short dark hair and was wearing a white Adidas jumper and blue jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

An accident and collapsed manhole brought the M25 in Leatherhead to a complete standstill this morning

Two lanes were closed through much of the day for safety reasons.
after the manhole was discovered on the clockwise stretch at junction 9 for Leatherhead around 5.40am.

The repairs didn’t finish until 3.30pm.

Meanwhile, an accident closed the same stretch of motorway for over an hour during the morning rush.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

CCTV image released following knifepoint robbery in Weybridge



Surrey Police has released a CCTV still of a man who officers would like to speak to in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Weybridge.

The incident took place at the Morrison's supermarket in Monument Hill shortly before 9pm on Saturday the 6th of February.

A man entered the store and placed a number of bottles of alcohol in a bag before attempting to leave the store with paying for the items.

As the man attempted to leave the supermarket he was challenged by a member of staff who he threatened with a knife before running from the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

A second person has died following an accident in Guildford last month

The man in his 40s passed away yesterday at St George’s hospital in Tooting after suffering pelvic injuries in the crash.

A Landrover Defender veered off the road and onto the pavement in Bridge Street, hitting three pedestrians.

Pedestrian Kat Garrett, who was a project manager with Wimbledon based Peldon-Rose, was the other victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Fire fighters have rescued a dog from a fox hole in East Sheen

Ruby, a Patterdale Terrier, escaped off her owner’s lead and into a neighbour’s back garden in Christchurch Road this morning.

The 10 year old was completely submerged in the hole with no way of getting out.

Fire fighters used a snake eye camera to locate the pooch and managed to dig her free.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Andy Murray has given Great Britain a 1-nil lead over Japan in their opening match of their Davis Cup tennis title defence

He dropped just five games in beating Taro Daniel 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 in Birmingham.

It was his first competitive match in over a month following the birth of his daughter Sophia Olivia in Oxshott last month.

Dan Evans faces Kei Nishikori next.

He beat the world number six in their only previous meeting at the US Open in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall have tied the knot

They got married at the exclusive Spencer House and will hold a private ceremony at St Bride's Church on Fleet Street tomorrow.

It's the 84 year-old’s fourth marriage, while 59 year old Jerry, who still resides in her property on Richmond Hill, was married to Rolling Stone Mick Jagger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

25 year old arrested in Croydon after rape.

A 25 year old man has been arrested in Croydon after a woman was raped on Surrey Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives from the Sexual offences and Exploitation of Child Abuse command are investigating the incident.

The Met Police have confirmed at around 3:40 pm they made the arrest after a member of the public alerted officers on a routine patrol in the area.

The man has been bailed to return while further enquiries are made to a date in June.

The female victim has been provided with specialist support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Thames Ditton cyclist identified and tribute from wife



A cyclist who died on Weybridge Road has been formally identified as 52 year old Ralph Brazier of Thames Ditton.

His wife Karen has issued a tribute to her husband who she said was very much part of the community.

Mr Brazier raised thousands of pounds for children’s and cancer charities. He was the father of 3.

Police are investigating how he died in a collision on Tuesday evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Prices for Battersea Power Station flats down

There’s been a slump in the prices of the luxury flats on the site of Battersea Power station.

Developers are offering discounts of nearly 40% on some of the properties.

The fall in oil prices is being blamed as well as failing Asian markets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Rula Lenska before Wimbledon Magistrates Court for drink-driving

Actress Rula Lenska has been banned from driving for 16 months after she admitted drink driving at Wimbledon Magistrates Court.

The Former East Enders' star was at the wheel with her grandson when she hit another vehicle and it rolled on its side in Twickenham last month.

Her lawyer said she'd drunk vodka with her builders earlier in the day to celebrate them finishing work on a new fence.

She was formerly married to Minder actor Dennis Waterman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Europe's largest floating solar farm to be built in Walton



The biggest floating solar farm in Europe is being built on a reservoir in Walton.

More than twenty three thousand panels are being laid on the surface of the Queen Elizabeth the second reservoir near Walton.

It’ll be the size of eight football pitches and is expected to generate more than five million hours of electricity in a year.

Thames Water says the solar farm is five miles from Heathrow.

It’ll be completed by the end of March. And there’ll be a floating pontoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Berrylands collision leaves two in hospital

A London ambulance crew has attended the scene of a collision in Berrylands.

Two people have been taken to hospital.

It happened in King Charles Road in Berrylands last night.

Their injuries are unknown at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Woman still being questioned following death of man in New Malden.

Detectives are continuing to question a woman in connection with the death of a man in New Malden.

A woman in her 40s is still in custody after a warrant for further detention was obtained from Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.

The investigation was launched after police were called to a home early Wednesday, in the High Street.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem exam showed he had been stabbed.

He’s not yet been formally identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4054; or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Amsterdam-style housing for Mitcham

Amsterdam style “pop-up” housing could cut the cost of London’s rental market according to a report by the London Tories.

Thirty-six of the homes, built in Derbyshire, have been assembled on a site on Clay Avenue in Mitcham.

Apartments are rented at almost a third less than the market average of £210 a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

New Kingston Academy said to have relieved pressure on school places.

Kingston’s schools have apparently conquered their shortage of places.

The borough has been ranked 6th in London when it comes to youngsters getting their first choice of primary.

It has jumped six places on last year.76% of youngsters were offered their preferred school place.

The new Kingston Academy is believed to have taken the pressure off demand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Gang of tormenting youths moved on from Highfield estate in Feltham

A gang of youths who “tormented” residents on a housing estate in Feltham, have been banned from the area.

Residents of Hunter House and Belvedere House in the Highfield Estate had made numerous complaints to police.

They said they were confronted with intimidating behaviour and the smell of cannabis on a daily basis.

A dispersal zone was put in place and the youths in question warned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Campaign launched to save Kneller Hall

A campaign to stop Whitton’s Kneller Hall from being sold to private developers has been launched.

It’s been home to the Royal Military School of Music since the 19th century.

But the Ministry of Defence says it could end up costing £30 million if it isn’t sold on.

Richmond Councillor Ehmann is protesting against the sale.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  


Church Lane in Tooting is one of twelve grot-spots across Britain needing special attention.

It’s ahead of the Queen's 90th birthday this April.

Thousands of volunteers are taking part in the "Clean for the Queen" campaign, picking up litter over the next few days.

Hammersmith’s Queen Caroline's Draw Dock near the bridge is also grotty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Walton mother of autistic child fights back on Facebook

A mother from Walton has taken to Facebook after strangers and store staff criticised her parenting.

Sammi Ovington took her 3 year-old austistic daughter Skye shopping, but she started crying uncontrollably when in a shop.

A shopper branded her an 'irresponsible' mother with a 'naughty' child.

She hopes her post on social media, which has been shared more than 2,000 times, will raise awareness of what it is like to have a child with autism.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Chessington collision victim identified.



A 24 year Chessington man who died after a collision has been identified.

Dean Langford was found suffering from critical head injuries nearly two weeks ago near to the Apex Corner roundabout on the A 312.

He was taken to hospital in West London where he later died.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating a report of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 am  

Plans approved to transform Ealing

Plans have been approved to transform Ealing town centre despite local opposition.

The proposals given the go-ahead by Ealing council include an 18-story block of flats and shops and restaurants.

A public consultation was held last summer but critics claim the development will “rip the heart out” of Ealing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Man sentenced to seven years in prison after fatal collision in Hersham last year

A man’s been sentenced to seven years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving whilst under the influence of drink after killing a cyclist.

33 year old Jason Taylor from West Molesey admitted causing the death of Yvonne Wyeth at Guildford Crown Court today.

He also admitted two counts of driving whilst disqualified and two counts of driving whilst uninsured and was given a nine year driving ban.

Taylor’s van collided with Mrs Wyeth in Molesey Road in Hersham in May last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

Kingston Council and Achieving for Children urge residents to report child abuse suspicions

Kingston council and Achieving for Children are urging residents to report suspicions about child abuse.

Councillor Eric Humphrey said a recent survey has found a third of people who suspect child abuse, do nothing about it.

He said people should report their concerns, even if they’re not ‘absolutely sure’ about them.

The Local Safeguarding Children board provides an overview of how effectively children are safeguarded in the borough.

But the council’s stressing the importance of the community’s help to keep children safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

UPDATE: Collision in Raynes Park

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after colliding with a car on Grand Drive in Raynes Park this evening.

Emergency services, including fire crews, were called to the scene just after 5pm.

The victim's injuries are not thought to be serious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

A French government minister's warned the Calais migrant camp “the Jungle” may be relocated to Britain if the UK leaves the EU

He claims agreements between London and Paris would be ripped up in the event of an 'out' vote in June's referendum.

Leader of the Commons and MP for Epsom, Chris Grayling, is voting out.

He says the French are scaremongering, because they want us in the EU.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

New, updated plans for the old Tesco site in Tolworth have been turned down

Of the numerous plans submitted over the years by Tesco, the current one by new owners Meyer Bergman included 705 homes.

However, despite voting in favour of CNM’s four new towers on the Broadway, councillors voted against Tesco’s revised plans.

Residents are campaigning to install a plaque on the former MoD site in memory of David Bowie.

The Toby Jug pub, which has long since gone was, where he played his first gig as Ziggy Stardust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

A man murdered in New Malden died as the result of stab wounds

A woman in her 40s was arrested after the find at the Fountain end of New Malden High Street in the early hours of yesterday.

The man, who was thought to be in his 30s, still has not been formally identified, nor has his next of kin been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Four Tory councils have threatened to sue the government if plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport go ahead

Solicitors acting for Wandsworth, Hillingdon, Richmond and Windsor and Maidenhead councils have written to the Prime Minister saying expansion would be "irrational or otherwise unlawful".

In July, the Airports' Commission favoured building a third runway at Heathrow.

The government has said more work on the environmental impact was needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

A ground breaking meeting was held at Parliament last night to address the rights of UK victims of attacks abroad

Maggie Hughes, a mum from Wallington, has been leading the campaign for better support from the authorities.

Her son Robbie was attacked by a gang outside a nightclub in Crete in 2008, and left with considerable brain damage.

It took seven years to bring his attackers to justice.

Lucy Hastings works for Victim Support, one of the charities that can help if you are caught up in such a situation.

Jackie's Simone Halfin spoke to her.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A special event celebrating Muslim Youth was held at the House of Lords last night

The aim was to highlight the charity work done up and down the country.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim youth association raised £400,000 last year supporting charities like Barnardo’s.

Head of the youth section at Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden is Farooq Aftab.

He tells us how the charity is preventing youngsters from radicalisation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

A disused flat above a shop in Carshalton was damaged by fire last night

The alarm was raised by a passer-by in Wrythe Lane who saw flames through the window of the second floor, above Superdrug.

The flat and the roof sustained severe damage, but no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officers and the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

The World's wildlife is #inyourhands today

For one day only, the future of the World’s endangered animals is in your hands.

Last year, over 1,000 rhinos were killed in South Africa, and 100,000 elephants have been killed by poachers in the last three years.

Amie Alden works with the Leatherhead based David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

She explains one horrifying situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Women rescued after a flat fire in Hayes
A woman has been rescued from a flat fire on Brendon Close in Hayes this morning.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and led the woman to safety.

The alarm was raised by neighbour who saw smoke coming from the first floor flat.

Firefighters from Heathrow and Hayes attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officers and the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Appeal after a robbery on bus in Wandsworth


Officers investigating a robbery on a bus in Wandsworth have issued CCTV footage in the hope of identifying a man.

The 65 year-old victim and suspect both boarded the 295 bus on October the 25th last year at around 10.35am, they sat at the back of the bus.

The suspect approached the victim and grabbed him while stealing an envelope containing cash from his pocket.
He then got off the bus and made a quick getaway.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 6ft tall and unshaven. He wore a black coat, black trousers and grey trainers.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise this man.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting ref: 0323227/15 or call anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Campaigners say Crossrail2 station in Chelsea in vital

Supporters of a rail station on Kings Road in Chelsea have claimed that the two Underground stations that serve the area will be overwhelmed without it.

Organisers of the Chelsea4Crossrail2 campaign say the station is needed to tackle the poor rail provision for future generations in the area.

Opponents to the station argue that it will cause massive disruption and erode the “village” atmosphere of Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 am  

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Kingston Council's approved a new budget

A new budgeting process identifying over £12million in savings has been approved by Kingston Council.

The detailed budget and level of council tax for the borough in 2016-2017 was agreed last night.

The increase to residents is 0.51% and an extra £0.5million one off investment for highways maintenance is included.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Can you help police investigate a fatal collision in Battersea?

Enquiries into a road traffic collision in Battersea that killed a 49 year old motorcyclist are underway by the Met Police.

They were called to the scene in Battersea Park Road, near the junction with Forfar Road, yesterday at 1.43pm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after losing control of his motorbike. Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

Police launch an investigation in Weybridge

Police have launched an investigation following the death of a cyclist in Weybridge last night.

The cyclist a 52 year old man was involved in an accident on Weybridge road at the junction with Weystone Road, at around 7.56pm.

Detectives say enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances and they have the assistance of the Heath and safety Executive.

The man’s next of kin and the coroner have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

HGV overturns in Epsom

An HGV which was delivering building supplies to the new Priest Hill development overturned in Epsom this morning.

Emergency services were called shortly after 9am to reports the lorry had turned onto its side in Reigate Road.

Witnesses say the lorry overbalanced as it was being unloaded.

No other vehicles were involved and no one was hurt.

However, its caused traffic chaos in the area as college Road is closed westbound, to allow recovery work.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

The drug driving law is one year old today

Today is the first anniversary of the new drug driving law.

Surrey police are using the occasion to remind people driving under the influence of drugs can have devastating consequences and is not a risk worth taking.

On this day last year the Government approved limits for a number of legal and illegal drugs for which motorists can be tested.

In their armoury officers now use the roadside Drug Wipe testing kit, which takes a swab from the motorist and can detect cocaine or cannabis use within ten minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Elderly man from Weybridge found after major police search

Police are thanking the public for their help in finding an elderly man who went missing from Weybridge.

80 year old Tony Gorton disappeared from his home on Monday afternoon and was found earlier today in Hersham.

Teams from Surrey Search and Rescue, took part in the hunt for Mr Gorton as well as the police helicopter, numerous officers and dog units.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

1,000 people currently volunteer at Kingston Hospital every week

Despite this, more are desperately needed.

One of the initiatives most in need is Dining Companions, where volunteers help frail and elderly patients during meal times.

Laura Shalev Greene is head of volunteering at the hospital.

She explains what it's all about.



To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A murder investigation has begun in New Malden

A murder investigation’s been launched following the death of a man in New Malden this morning.

Police were called in the early hours to reports of a person collapsed at a property in the High Street.

The man, believed to be in his late 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have not yet been informed.

A woman, in her 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

District Line re-opens after derailment

**It has now re-opened, stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel **

Part of the District line is still suspended this morning after a train derailed at Ealing Broadway last night.

There is currently no service between the station and Acton Town following the incident, which involved a train carrying a small number of passengers.

It became derailed as it crossed a set of points – no one was injured and engineers are working closely with Rail Accident Investigation to establish the cause.

TfL said Piccadilly line trains will still serve Ealing Common station and there is a good service on the rest of the District line.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Pilots call for tests on drones

Airline pilots are calling for tests to be carried out to find out what would happen if a drone hit a passenger jet.

It’s after 23 near misses over the last six months.

One of those was at Heathrow last September – when a drone passed within 25 metres of a Boeing triple 7 which had just taken off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Gold Standard pension moves further away

The average person would now apparently have to work until they're 77 to get the same so-called "gold standard" pension as their parents.

Research from Royal London suggests - even then - they'd only achieve that if they started saving at the age of 22.

But in some parts of London - where incomes are higher - they'd need to work until they are 80.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

The Green candidate for London Mayor will take to the streets of Brentford today to push for cleaner air quality

Andree Frieze, who will be in Market Square this morning, says highlighting pollution in the capital is one of her main priorities.

Another round of air monitoring is due to commence soon on the A4.

Meanwhile, Putney High Street is the second most polluted road in the UK after Oxford Street.

It comes as environmental groups including the RSPB and National Trust, call for the next Mayor to commit to a greener London
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police appeal for help in Battersea

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash that killed a 49 year old motorbike rider in Battersea.

Officers were called at 1.45 to Battersea Park Road yesterday but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

They believe to know the identity of the motorcyclist but are awaiting official confirmation.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish how he lost control of the bike.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 am  

Weybridge cyclist found dead

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 40 year old Cyclist in Weybridge.

The fatal accident was reported around 8pm yesterday at the junction of Weybridge Road and Weystone Road.

At this stage it is not believed any vehicles were involved, however anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police and quote reference P16047500 .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Croydon street set for half a million pound makeover

Croydon council has pledged to give Surrey Street a £500,000 makeover.

The plans include to revitalize the 700 year old market that will introduce evening and Sunday trading.

Improved lighting, signage and public art are other proposed suggestions.

People who want to suggest ideas have been invited to a meeting scheduled for 6.30 this evening have been asked to attend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Hounslow children award secondary school places

Every Hounslow child whose parent or career applied on time have been offered a secondary school place.

Out of those, 92% received a place at one of their preferred schools.

Parents will be notified today about what school their child has been selected for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 am  

Hospice's earn national acclaim

A North West Surrey community care organisation has been shortlisted for a national award.

Coordinated, Safe, Integrated are nominated for the first ever National Council for Palliative Care Awards for End of Life care.

The CoSI team encompass Princess Alice Hospice, Woking and Sam Beare, Marie Curie, Virgin Care and Ashford and St Peters Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Night Tube service accepted by RMT members

A pay and conditions deal over the Night Tube service has been accepted by members of the RMT union.

They said 84% of its 10,000 members voted in favour of the offer, which they described as a ‘fair deal’.

Three other unions are yet to decide on the deal which includes a 2% pay rise in year one and a £500 bonus for staff on Nigh Tube Lines.

Transport for London said it was focussing on recruiting staff to deliver the service for Londoners as ‘soon as possible’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

New website hopes to boost independent living in Croydon

A new website has launched this week to help boost independent living in Croydon and encourage residents to keep active in old age.

The council’s teamed up with charity Age UK to provide information on 800 organisations and over 2,000 health services across the borough.

Careplace allows residents to search anything from home help to sheltered accommodation and promotes events like coffee mornings.

Councillor Louisa Woodley says the council wants ‘people to be independent and active for as long as they can’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm  

New book documents the History of Tolworth

A new book's been written about the history of Tolworth, documenting the events, people and buildings from 1066 to the present day.

Authors Patricia Ward and Bob Phillips wanted to inform people how historic the area is and that it's not just an adjunct to Surbiton.

It also features an epilogue, looking at where Tolworth is going.

Bob says new developments such as the Tower development and Crossrail will benefit the area, and help it become what it was.



Copies are available in Capelli Avanti Hairdressers, Off Licence Liquor Bins, Chemists W E Clark, The Royal Oak Pub, all on Ewell Road and Regency Book Shop on Victoria Road in Surbiton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses after cars damaged in Worcester Park

Police investigating criminal damage to seven cars in Worcester Park have arrested two men and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Wing mirrors were broken and vehicle body work dented on cars in Marlfield Close, Lower Green Gardens, and Lynwood Drive overnight two weeks ago.

Two men aged 20 and 21, were arrested and released on bail to return in the middle of this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

UPDATED: Chemical leak closes part of Wandsworth



A suspected chemical leak closed Wandsworth High Street earlier.

It happened at South Thames College at 1.20pm.

1,000 people, including students, were evacuated.

Two people taken ill, have been checked over by ambulance crews, and a sweep of the building has been carried out.

Fire fighters found no elevated readings of chemicals at the building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Merton Police officer sentenced for voyeurism

A serving Met Police officer attached to the borough of Merton has been sentenced for voyeurism offences.

48 year old PC Irshad Kamal pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism between February 2010 and December 2012 while he was off-duty.

He was sentenced yesterday to a community order requiring him to attend a programme for sex offenders and complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

Kamal also was ordered to pay costs and he’ll be placed on the sex offenders register for five years; he remains suspended from the police force.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Geological surveys are to begin in Balham this month to gauge the impact of a possible Crossrail 2 station in the area

Transport for London’s preferred option for a station was Tooting Broadway, but bosses changed their minds in November.

They say that while Tooting is still on the table, it would be more expensive to build there.

Drilling for geological samples will begin at the end of the month in both Tooting and Balham to further assist with the final decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Greggs to close bakery site in Twickenham

Greggs is to close its bakery site in Twickenham as part of a £100 million restructuring plan.

Up to 355 jobs are going as the company also closes two other locations in Lincolnshire and Edinburgh.

Production at its nine other bakeries is to increase.

The changes follow a 25% rise in profits last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

A school in Kingston will be hoping for “bags of votes” this weekend

Tesco’s “Bags of Help” scheme uses money raised from the 5p carrier bags initiative to improve green spaces.

Based on votes by the public, three projects will get selected to win between £8 and £12,000.

Louise Groves is the chair of Governors at Kingston’s Alexandra Infant school.

She explains why they want the grant.



To vote for Alexandra Infant's, head to a Tesco store between now and Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Missing teenager from Croydon returns home

Police are thanking the public for their help in tracing a missing teenager from Croydon.

14 year old Riana Reid had disappeared after being seen in a store in Marble Arch on the 17th of February.

She returned home yesterday safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

"My heart says yes, but my head says no."

That’s the dilemma facing Kingston’s MP James Berry over a possible Brexit.

The Conservative feels that there are some positives to leaving the EU, but British business would be better off inside.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Elmbridge Neighbourhood Watch launches new campaign and website

Elmbridge Neighbourhood Watch is today launching its advertising campaign and new website.

Flyers for their "Eyes Wanted" promotion are going up in Esher, Cobham, Thames Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Weybridge, Hersham and Walton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Police appeal after theft in Kensington


Police are appealing for help to identify two men they wish to speak to following a violent robbery in Kensington.

Two suspects approached a 20-year-old man from behind as he was walking along Cornwall Gardens one Saturday evening in January.

One of them grabbed the victim around the neck while the other searched him and stole his wallet and his mobile and then they ran off

The suspects are both white – one is described as being dark haired and aged between 25 and 35 – both were wearing dark clothing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Surrey Police Commissioner candidate takes speed awareness course

The Conservative candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner has had to take a speed awareness course.

David Munro was recorded doing 38 miles per hour in a 30 zone and so was required to complete the course this weekend.

Mr Munro said he very much regrets speeding, and like many people he got caught up racing between things and took his eye off the speedo.

He says the course is exceptionally informative and useful, adding it demonstrates very convincingly, the dangers involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Chelsea play Norwich in Premier League

Chelsea travel to Norwich in the Premier League later.

They're coming into the game on the back of two straight top flight wins.

They'll also face Stoke, Paris Saint Germain and Everton in three different competitions in the next ten days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Substantial concerns expressed over detention centre near Heathrow

The Chief Inspector of Prisons says he has "substantial concerns" after a spot check of Europe's largest immigration detention facility, near Heathrow Airport.

Among the problems identified at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, were overcrowding as well as dirty and rundown accommodation.

The Home Office says lessons have been learned, and changes have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 am  

Mind the toad in Richmond Park



Lest they get gobbled up by a snake or hedgehog, toads can live up to a staggering 40 years of age.

Despite this, research suggests that in recent decades the toad population has declined by 50% or more in central and eastern/south eastern regions of Britain.

According to amphibian conservation charity Froglife, an estimated 20 tonnes of toads are killed on British roads every year.

Toads spend the majority of the year on land but migrate to large ponds, ditches and lakes to breed in spring.

Possessing a strong migratory instinct, many common toads emerge from their hibernation sites and follow the same route back to ancestral breeding ponds every year, unlike frogs who will settle for the first pond they come across.

These journeys, taken at night, can often bring them into contact with roads and therefore into the direct path of motorists and cyclists.

Toad fare better on roads in Richmond Park as they are closed to motorists at dusk, however cyclists can still travel through the park.

During March-May, cyclists are urged to be cautious when travelling through Richmond Park to avoid squashing any toads.

Toads cross the road very slowly and can often be mistaken for leaves.

After breeding, toads gradually return to their previous summer habitats to forage, and will migrate to their hibernation site again in late autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 am  

Crossrail 2 could be named after Henry VIII

Crossrail 2 could be named after Henry VIII, according to a senior county councillor.

Mike Goodman made the suggestion after Crossrail railway has just been named the Elizabeth line, after the Queen.

The proposed route would connect services in London to Surrey, extending to Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton.

He said it ‘could be named after Henry VIII, given that it will go to Hampton Court – where he married his sixth wife.’

Boris Johnson has previously suggested calling it the Winston Churchill Line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Missing man from Ham has been found safe

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

John Eldergill was found by train staff at Putney at around 9.30 last night.

His family and police would like to thank the public and media for their support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Surrey could see a 'White Easter'

The Met Office has said we might get a White Easter, as snow is predicted in Surrey.

They’ve warned of a ‘sudden stratospheric warming’ which only happens once every two years, but increases the risk of wintry weather.

Much of the country could see ice and snow this Easter Weekend, with possible temperatures reaching -14 degrees in the region.

The chill is caused when high-altitude air over the North Pole warms up, pushing cold Arctic air south towards Britain for up to 14 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 am  

Monday, 29 February 2016

Woking celebrates 10 years of Fairtrade

Campaigners in Woking are celebrating 10 years of being a Fairtrade borough with a ‘Fairtrade fortnight’ starting today.

There’s a free breakfast on Friday 12th March at the Living Planet Centre to celebrate the anniversary.

It’s the second stop in the Surrey Fairtrade Calvacade, which is a series of events celebrating Surrey gaining Fairtrade county status. The Calvacade starts in Addlestone before moving on to Woking, Guildford, Godalming, Cranleigh, Leatherhead and finally Lingfield - each of which is a Fairtrade Town.

To find out more visit surreyfairtrade.org.uk/events
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Tributes have been paid to a young graduate killed in Purley

21 year old George Beresford had just completed his mathematics degree at the University of Exeter and was working in the City.

He was killed in the early hours of February the 7th outside his family home in Ingleboro Drive.

He was kept on life support in hospital for three days to give his parents time to return home from abroad to say goodbye.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

A Crane hire firm has admitted responsibility for a collapse in Battersea that left two people dead

23 year old Michael Alexa, and 37 year old Jonathan Cloke were killed in September 2006.

The overloaded 165ft crane crashed the ground .

Crane operator Mr Cloke, died at the controls, while Mr Alexa, a bus driver, was changing a wheel on his car when he was crushed to death

Falcon Crane Hire Limited admitted two health and safety breaches, in a deal that saw charges dropped against its MD Douglas Genge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

High risk missing person in Ham



John Eldergill is missing from Ham.

He was last seen wearing an olive coloured jacket with fawn trousers. He often walks with a hunch.

He has alzheimers so may be confused in the Mitcham or Clapham area as he is known to frequent around train stations.

If seen call 101 re:16MIS008606
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Over 3,000 residents in Hounslow have signed a petition to save Kneller Hall, home to The Royal Military School of Music

The MOD’s announced it’s to sell the property in Whitton to support the armed forces.

Lib Dem councillor for St Margaret’s and North Twickenham Alexander Ehmann says the community hasn’t been properly consulted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

A GP based in Epsom has gathered signatures from all over the UK calling for MPs to work on Saturdays

Ivan Raynayake says he was able to track the support online on a government petition website.

If it hits 100,000 signatures, it will be considered in Parliament

The medic with a surgery in Ashley Avenue says it started easily.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Passengers on flights diverted from Gatwick due to a spillage have taken to social media to complain about the delays

Some were forced to land at Heathrow, and claim they were not allowed to get off.

They've had to stay put before a short flight back to Gatwick.

The spillage was apparently caused by a 747 jet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Football news: Loftus-Cheek agrees new contract with Chelsea

Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has agreed a new contract with Chelsea.

He’s signed to stay with the Premier League club until 2021.

Loftus-Cheek has made 13 appearances since his first team debut in December 2014 and has 8 won caps with the England Under-21s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

MP for Carshalton comments on the Brexit 'threat'

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has issued a statement on the threat of Britain leaving the EU.

Tom Brake believes “What the public want is a reasoned debate about the benefits of being in Europe, not a cat-fight between Tory ministers.

The Foreign Affairs spokesperson says "A vote to leave Europe risks severely weakening the economy and could damage the prospects of future generations to come.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Boris Johnson urged to crack down on London's planning sysem following "Tolworth debacle"

Boris Johnson has been told to overhaul London’s planning system to stop developers wriggling out of their affordable housing obligations.

The London Assembly planning committee has accused developers of abusing the planning system in an open letter to London’s Mayor.

The news comes as it’s speculated that less than 10% of the four new housing towers planned for Tolworth Broadway will be affordable.

Michael Mercer is one resident campaigning against the plans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

People in London and South East believe cabbies are the least safe drivers on their regions' roads



People in London and the South East believe drivers of small and compact cars are the safest on the road.

That's according to new research conducted on behalf of TomTom Telematics.

The study, which addressed more than 1,000 Brits, revealed 23% of people in those regions selected drivers of small and compact cars as the safest and most careful road users.

They were closely followed by drivers of saloon cars at 20%, while bus and coach drivers came in third with 16% and cabbies finished fourth at 13%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Heathrow Connect suspended

Heathrow Connect Service which links Heathrow Airport and Paddington has been suspended.

It’s because its rolling stock is being used on the faster Heathrow Express after engineers found a crack on one of its trains.

A spokeswoman for Heathrow Express said the fault was "passable" but engineers had "decided to test every single train" as a precaution.

It’s not known when Heathrow Connect will be running again – there is a bus replacement service in operation between Hayes and Harlington and the airport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Fire damages a flat in Teddington

A fire has damaged a third floor flat in Teddington this morning.

Fire fighters were called just after 9 o'clock to the blaze in a block on Twickenham Road.

Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Study shows Women Prioritise Work over Health

A new study has found that women are prioritising work and family commitments over health concerns.

More than a quarter of women say they prioritise work over going to see a doctor, according to Ovarian Cancer Action.

Symptoms include persistent bloating, tummy pain and needing to pee more often.

The research coincides with Ovarian Cancer Awareness month in March, where the charity has launched a campaign, ‘Speak Up, Listen Up!’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

"Kids not Cuts" in Roehampton

Children of parents fighting to save a community centre in Roehampton, have released a music video.

The Alton Activity Centre is an after-school venue for children.

At the end of March, the contract with Spurgeons, the charity that runs the centre will end.

Campaigners claim Wandsworth Council has not provided any concrete plans of what services will be available once the contract expires.

They also claim the council is not able to guarantee that the centre won't be demolished as part of the regeneration of the area.

Wandsworth council says once the contract has ended, it will be working with schools and charities to keep the activities going.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Investigation into stressed-out junior doctors

A BBC programme is looking into the reasons for a sharp rise in the number of junior doctors seeking help for depression, stress and anxiety.

In the investigation several medics said staffing shortages and intense workloads have impacted their physical and mental well-being.

Dr Clare Gerada, who runs a health support service for doctors says she’s worked in the NHS for 35 years and has “never seen so many demoralised individuals.”

You can see the full story on BBC London's Inside Out this evening at 7.30pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Woman from Sutton makes a giant leap

Today is the 29th of February, which makes it a leap year.

On this day, which occurs once every four years, women are traditionally encouraged to ask men to marry them.

And this morning, one Jackie listener decided to do just that live on air.

Kelly, from Sutton, called in and proposed to her boyfriend Simon.

Simon heard the proposal on the radio and . . . . . .

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Heathrow expansion delays are holding up road and rail improvements across the country

Delays to the expansion of Heathrow or Gatwick are holding up improved road and rail links to airports across the country.

The Commons Transport Select Committee has accused ministers of making ‘little headway’ on boosting access to airports.

Chair Louise Ellman said there’s been no clear plan to upgrade infrastructure to link cities and airports across the North.

She said plans to optimise connectivity between regional transport hubs across the country need to be put in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Crystal Palace strengthen scouting network

Crystal Palace have strengthened their scouting network in a bid to capitalise on moves in the transfer market.

The club’s hired scouts to work in Belgium, France and Spain as part of improvements to their recruitment department.

Palace will be looking to move for players from abroad this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

BA boss wants tougher penalties laser shiners

British Airways’ boss Willie Walsh is calling for tougher penalties for “stupid” people who shine lasers at aircraft.

The chief executive of International Airlines Group, which owns BA, says there’s a need for tougher legislation.

Last week a BA flight approaching Heathrow was targeted with a powerful laser.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Punch up at Hounslow bootfair

Three people were injured after a fight broke out at a car boot sale in Hounslow this morning.

Police were called to Staines Road just after 7am after reports of a brawl between two rival traveller families at the Hounslow Heath car boot sale which takes place every Sunday.

The injured men were taken to hospital by paramedics.

Hounslow police say three people were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and weapons were recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Twickenham Riverside New Design Update

Twickenham Riverside is set for a makeover, and the new design will incorporate suggestions from the public.

Last year over 3,000 people took part in a consultation for a ‘new heart’ of Twickenham.

The changes aim to draw more people to the town, river and Diamond Jubilee Gardens.

Residents expressed a need for a wider Water Lane and additional parking, among other suggestions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

MP pet cats compete in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home competition

Battersea Dogs' & Cats' Home has launched their Purr Minister competition for a third year running.

The competition will see seven MP pet cats battle it out to become the feline face of politics.

Last year, Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond’s cat ‘Archie’ was among the shortlist but failed to nab the top spot.

Voting is open to the public, head to www.Battersea.org.uk to vote for best whiskers in Westminster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond recovers his composure on the mic

The Foreign Secretary and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond has recovered his composure in the debate over the EU referendum.

Earlier he was reported to have sworn at a senior Tory Eurosceptic.

According to the Politics Home website the Weybridge MP castigated MP Bill Cash for publishing advice on Britain’s re-negotiation with the European Union.

Sir Bill Cash head of the European Scrutiny Committee was told the document was not for publication.

The Weybridge MP suggested to reporters that there is life after the referendum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Penalties prove perfidious for Pardew
Commentators say Crystal Palace face the threat of the drop zone.

The manager Alan Pardew blamed penalties for the loss against West Brom 3-2.

He talked about penalties in the post-match press conference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Another new look for Twickenham


The recommendations of some 3,000 people are going to be considered by developers planning a new look Twickenham.

Residents who took part in a consultation last year have proposed
widening Water Lane and reducing building heights as a start.

The proposed scheme aims to draw more people to the town, river and Diamond Jubilee Gardens.

The initial Quinlan and Francis Terry ideas would make the riverside ‘carless’ and extend the park to the water’s edge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Tories feel the heat in Kingston and Weybridge.
Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is feeling the heat in the debates over the EU referendum.

He’s said to have sworn at a Conservative campaigner. And David Cameron's been threatened with a leadership challenge over his criticism of Tory Eurosceptics.

Kingston’s MP’s are split over Britain’s membership of the EU.

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Kingston North wants to leave while James Berry MP for Kingston and Surbiton says he will vote to stay in.

Zak said he would leave because of ‘democratic accountability’ and doesn’t believe that it will harm his Mayoral bid.

Meanwhile Mr Berry who is also a Eurosceptic believes that the sensible move is to stay in 'considering what’s on the table for the UK'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

New benefit for Staines, Woking and Weybridge

A new revolutionary benefit reaches out to Staines, Woking and Weybridge today.

Universal Credit replaces six previous benefits with one monthly payment that will ensure work pays by increasing earnings.

The new benefit aims to increase employment by 300,000 and make 3 million households better off.

It’s in three quarters of jobcentres around the country with figures showing over a quarter of a million people have already made a claim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 am  

Renewed appeal for witnesses after police hurt restraining knifeman in Croydon

Detectives from Croydon are appealing for witnesses after officers were injured as they tried to arrest a knifeman.

It happened in George Street on Friday at lunchtime.

Officers chased the man on foot and a 19 year old was arrested.

The police used taser to bring the man down in Katharine Street.

One of the constables suffered a fractured knee.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Matt Lee of Croydon CID, on 020 3276 2198 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously.

The Met is hoping a witness may have filmed the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

Lorry gets stuck under a bridge in Staines

A skip lorry got stuck after hitting a railway bridge in Staines in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The lorry got trapped underneath the bridge and the driver suffered injuries.

Emergency services attended the scene and freed the vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

Police appeal in Croydon

Detectives in Croydon are appealing for witnesses after two police officers were injured trying to tackle a man with a knife.

It happened around 1.45pm on Friday afternoon when officers tried to arrest the 19 year old man in nearby Kathrine Street.

A Taser was used to restrain the man who been has since been charged in connection with the incident.

Police are keen for anyone who may have seen the man to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am  

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