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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Victory for Harlequins today


Harlequins are through to the semi-finals of rugby union's European Challenge Cup.

They came from behind to beat London Irish 38-30 at the Stoop.

Captain Danny Care got a hat-trick of tries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Council to Light Up Hampton Court Bridge
Historic lanterns on Hampton Court Bridge are set for a restoration to improve the poor light quality.

Richmond Council will repair the failing ornate lanterns following concerns from residents.

The electrical work is not expected to be disruptive and will be finished by the end of June.

Temporary lights will then replace the original lanterns, which will be taken away for refurbishment and reinstalled by early Autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary Hammond holds talks with his Chinese counterpart.



Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has tweeted on his first visit to Hong Kong in the post.

He’s now in Beijing where he’s held talks on trade and security with the Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Mr Hammond has urged China to continue to tackle the over-production of steel.

India's Tata Steel that it plans to sell its UK steel business, putting thousands of jobs at risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Shoppers warned against conmen in Croydon

Shoppers are being warned about buying goods from strangers after a woman in Croydon was conned out of hundreds of pounds.

It happened at the junction of Surrey Street and Scarbrook Road when she was approached by a middle aged man who wanted to sell a laptop and an Apple Iphone he had bought recently. He produced a receipt showing they had been purchased for 11 hundred pounds.

She withdrew £300 from a cash dispenser and went with the man to a car park to collect the items where another man claimed to be his ‘brother in law’.

While she was distracted, she was handed a black laptop bag which she later found contained only two large bottles of fizzy drink and cardboard.

Both men had Irish accents. One was in his mid-40s and about 5 foot 8 inches tall with a medium build. The other was bit shorter and slightly younger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

29 streets ready for the Queen's birthday in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council says it already has 29 streets signed up to host parties for the Queen’s 90th birthday, but hopes more people will join the festivities.

It’s stripping away the red tape to make it easier to hold a party and keeping the fee to £50 for making the legal arrangements.

There are a number of dates to choose from as the Queen’s actual birthday is the 21st of April, national events will be held between the 12th and 15th May and the official birthday is celebrated on the 11th June.

To make an application for your street, go to the Council’s website at Wandsworth.gov.uk/streetparties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Lionel Road in Brentford facing big changes

A new stadium for Brentford is on the cards.

Hounslow Council has got approval for a Compulsory Purchase Order around Lionel Road South.

Notice has already been served there and the Council aims to get the land as soon as possible.

The development will also include residential units and a hotel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Police chase the green graffiti-sprayers in Ashtead

Police are appealing for witnesses after two buildings were vandalised in Ashtead.

Green graffiti was sprayed on the wall of a church building and an outbuilding of a school in Park Lane last Saturday.

It’s believed that both incidents happened overnight between 5.15 in the evening, and 7am on Sunday morning.

Officers in Mole Valley would like to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Quins in quarter-final at the Stoop in Twickenham

Harlequins face London Irish in the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup at The Stoop in Twickenham this evening.

The Quins have announced 5 changes to the team.

George Lowe is the only change to the backline, he is returning from injury to start in the centres alongside Jamie Roberts.

Among the replacements, Joe Marchant will look to make his European debut for the Club.

Kick off is at 20.05
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Richmond's blooming marvellous.

Richmond in Bloom is back later this month.

The borough-wide competition has been running for a quarter of a century.

It celebrates floral displays in ten categories including residential frontage, driveways, community buildings and hotels.

Judging will take place in the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Person hit by train near Staines - services disrupted.

Police were called after a person fell onto the track between Feltham and Staines.

Train services were stopped for a time but resumed though with disruptions.

Emergency buses were brought into operation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Heston cadet to light beacon in honour of Queen

A teenager from Hounslow has been appointed to one of the most prestigious positions within the cadet service.

17 year old - Sergeant Major Khalil Ahmad was made Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet at a special ceremony in London.

He has been chosen with two others from his detachment in Heston to accompany the Lord on official engagements over the next 12 months.

His first duty will be to light a beacon in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday at a ceremony later this month.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

Easter Sunday haul in Merton includes antique coin collection



Police have released CCTV footage of three men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Merton.

Here is an image of one of the men police want to speak to.

The footage shows the three men approach a house on Durnsford Road during Easter Sunday afternoon - an antique coin collection was stolen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Wandsworth wants street parties
Wandsworth Council says it already has 29 streets signed up to host parties for the Queen’s 90th birthday, but hopes more people will join the festivities.

It’s stripping away the red tape to make it easier to hold a party and keeping the fee to £50 for making the legal arrangements.

There are a number of dates to choose from as the Queen’s actual birthday is the 21st of April, national events will be held between the 12th and 15th May and the official birthday is celebrated on the 11th June.

To make an application for your street, go to the Council’s website at Wandsworth.gov.uk/streetparties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Book of condolence for Merton Councillor
A book of condolence has been opened at Merton Council after the death of Councillor Maxi Martin on Wednesday evening.

She was a long standing member of the Labour Party and had been a councillor for 18 years.

She was appointed Mayor of Merton for the year 2003/4 .

The book is available for signing at the civic centre outside the entrance to Morden Library.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 am  

Friday, 8 April 2016

A 50-year old man was assaulted during a burglary in Stanwell Moor

Four masked men have forced their way into a house in Stanwell Moor.

They broke into the property in Horton Road just after 3am on Wednesday.

A 50-year-old resident was punched to the side of his face by one of the intruders as he tried to prevent the gang from entering the house.

The suspects ran through the property but made off empty handed when disturbed by the activation of a security alarm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Woman taken to hospital near Tolworth Broadway

The London Ambulance service were called this afternoon to reports of a person experiencing an allergic reaction near Tolworth Broadway.

Two emergency crew members attended just after 5pm and a female patient was taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

A teenager has been jailed over the death of a girl from Epsom

A teenager that ran over and killed a girl from Epsom has been sentenced to five years in prison.

17-year old Charlotte Lajoie died when Arthur Berry lost control of his vehicle on Horsham road.

The 19-year old driver appeared at Guildford Crown Court today and pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving aswell as two counts of causing serious injury.

Another female passenger, also from Epsom suffered serious life changing injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm  

A man died this afternoon in Hampton Hill High Street

A man has died in Hampton Hill high street this afternoon.

The man thought to be in his 70's, collapsed outside Hons Chinese takeaway at about 3.15 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police cordoned off the area and the road was closed for about an hour.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

Surrey and Sussex Police has acquired four new state-of-the-art drones at a cost of a quarter of a million pounds



The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to the existing one which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014.

The drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, are designed to be used to safeguard and to assist with the investigation of crime.

They are capable of operating during daylight and after dark, in high wind and heavy rain, and can reach speeds of about 30mph.

The new equipment means the project is the largest of any force in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Four fire engines and 21 fire fighters and officers have dealt with a flat fire on Tedder Road in South Croydon

A second floor flat in a three storey block was partly damaged by the blaze earlier.

A woman and her son left before the arrival of the brigade, without injuries.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

A fund-raising campaign for Surrey Search and Rescue is currently at over £7,000

The donation comes as a thank-you, from the family of Grant Broster the kayaker from Guildford who went missing two weeks ago.

The money they've raised is likely to go towards maintaining the volunteering organisation with equipment and fuel.

Jackie news got the reaction from Surrey Search and Rescue’s Head of Operations, Seamus Kearns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

A car was cordoned off at Chessington World of Adventures earlier

A cordon was put into place while the fire brigade investigated a suspected leak under the vehicle.

They were called to the scene in the carpark just after midday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Two men have been jailed for a total of 44 months after being caught growing Cannabis in a former nightclub in Sutton



Police discovered 50-60 cannabis plants hanging from ceiling supports above the former Alley Cats and the Basement Nightclub.

28 year old Blerim Daci and 26 year old Elidon Leka plead guilty to the charges at Croydon Crown Court.

Investigation lead, PC Paul Arnold said the operation saved £170,000 worth of drugs from reaching the streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

A 25 year old woman has gone missing from Isleworth



Zoe Grigsby was last seen when she left the West Mid hospital in Twickenham Road yesterday afternoon.

She is white, 5ft 8ins tall with shoulder-length brown hair and wears glasses.

Officers believe that she could be in the Aldershot area of Hampshire.

Anyone who has seen Zoe is asked to contact officers in Hounslow via 101 or contact the charity Missing People on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Three people escape a house fire in Fulham

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters tackled a house fire in Fulham yesterday afternoon.

The blaze badly damaged the chimney of the three storey property on Walham Grove.

The three occupants, two women and man, were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm and left the property before the Brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Mother and daughter make firefighting history



History has been made in Tooting.

A mother and daughter have become the first pair to work for the London Fire Brigade at the same time in its 150-year history.

22 year-old Katie Holloway joined Tooting Fire Station where her mother Sally Harper is station manager.

When Sally joined there were only seven serving women fire fighters in the whole of London compared to over 300 across the capital today.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Thornton Heath house fire

Four fire engines and 21 fire fighters are dealing with a house fire on Silverleigh Road in Thornton Heath.

Two people escaped the property before the Brigade arrived. Part of the ground floor is alight.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

CCTV released following a burglary in Putney




CCTV footage of three men has been released after a burglary at an estate agent in Putney.

Officers attended the incident on the 25th of January on Upper Richmond Road at around 3.30am.

Four desktop computers valued at over £2,000 were stolen an over £1,000 worth of damage was caused as a result of the break-in.

The suspects captured by the CCTV being released by officers are described as:

'Suspect 1' is described as a white man, aged in his 40s, with short hair. He was wearing a jacket, jeans and trainers. He also wore gloves.

'Suspect 2' is described as a white man, aged in his 40s, with short hair. He was wearing a light coloured hooded top, dark trousers and gloves.

'Suspect 3' is also described as a white man, aged in his 40s, with short hair. He was wearing a padded jacket, jeans and gloves.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the three men shown on CCTV or who witnessed the burglary.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 020 3276 2588 or via 101 quoting reference number 207714 (suspect 1) or 207715 (suspect 2) or 207716 (suspect 3) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Claygate parents and children have been campaigning for fairer distribution of places at secondary schools in the town



26 children didn’t get offers from schools close to their homes, and now face daily journeys of up to three hours on public transport.

Their parents are worried about their safety, and feel it's unfair that they haven't been included in the catchment area for some of the nearby schools.

They’ve taken to the streets outside Claygate Primary to raise awareness of the issue.

Today, they'll meet with Councillor Linda Kemeny in the hopes of changing this not only for their children, but also future generations.

Paula Bains organised the campaign:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

They’ve already been to the Year 3000, but it seems that’s not enough for noughties pop-rock band Busted

They’ve announced they’re going to be playing a one off gig at Sandown Park in Esher on July the 20th.

The boys, who only got back together last year after an 11 year hiatus, are also about to embark on their UK tour Pigs Can Fly.

Jackie news caught up with the band’s James Bourne from their tour bus; he says the reunion is a dream come true.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Croydon to lose safer neighbourhood bases

Scotland Yard has been criticised over plans to cut community bases for teams of safer neighbourhood officers in London.

Under the proposals Croydon and Bromley will be hardest hit with both seeing their deployment bases reduced from 13 to eight.

Fifteen safer neighbourhood bases will be closed across seven boroughs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 am  

Brentford move closer to building new stadium

Brentford are a step closer to building their new stadium at Lionel Road.

Their compulsory purchase order for the final piece of land for their new site has been approved by the government.

Greg Clark, secretary of state for communities and local government, approved the request for the land as well as other land which complete the purchase of the development site.

The Bees hope to move into the new stadium in 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Cancer breakthrough from Sutton scientists

“Tumours can become resistant to treatment by stealing blood vessels from nearby tissues.”

That’s the breakthrough news tonight coming out of the National Cancer Institute in Sutton.

Researchers believe that by blocking the theft of blood vessels from other tissues, it will one day be possible to create a treatment.

The work is particularly beneficial for dealing with cancers such as liver and breast, which tend to spread to other organs.

Initial work was carried out on mice, and now needs to be tested to see how it can be used on patients.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

King's Road in Kingston part of new Hollywood blockbuster
A seemingly ordinary residential street in Kingston has been transformed into a film set for a new feature film.

Criminal is an action drama starring Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman and Alice Eve.

Millennium Films, which made The Expendables, has said they looked at numerous options before settling on Kingston.

King’s Road residents have accommodated for the needs of their new A List neighbours in the form of road closures, night filming and diversions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Kingstonian are crowned Alan Turvey Trophy champions after 5-0 win


Kingstonian are the Alan Turvey champions after a win over Faversham Town last night, with manager Tommy Williams telling fans he's "over the moon."

Almost 500 people turned out at the match.

Ks resume their league campaign with a trip to Brentwood Town this weekend, ahead of Farnborough’s visit to Kingsmeadow on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm  

A field of poppies comes to Chelsea



The Tower of London ran red with poppies last year; now they are coming to Chelsea.

A display of thousands of handmade poppies will adorn an entrance to this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Designer Phillip Johnson, who won Best Show Garden in 2013, is the creator behind the exhibit.

Using 300,000 individually crocheted poppies, his garden design in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, means visitors will be able to admire his work as they make their way into the show.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

Developers who want to build on the former Wisley Airfield, are going to Plan B

It’s after their original plan to construct 2,000 homes was rejected by Guildford Council.

There were 14 objections including transport, air quality and impact on the green belt.

Wisley Action Group says it’s delighted the plan had been refused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Cannabis factory discovered in Wallington this morning

A cannabis factory has been discovered by police at a second floor flat off Acre Lane, in Wallington this morning.

Acting on a tip-off officers forced entry in the property at 9 o'clock.

They found three, large black tents containing around 80 cannabis plants in two separate rooms.

The plants were seized, along with all the cultivation equipment.

A 38 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis, possession of cannabis and failing to appear at court for a public order offence.

He was taken to a South London police station where enquiries are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

A major new study has recommended extending the congestion charge zone to the North and South Circular roads

Independent think tank IPPR says the move would be beneficial for tackling air pollution.

The charge, which currently only exists if you are entering central London, costs £11.50 per day for drivers.

Both roads encompass the routes between Woolwich and Chiswick flyover.

The death toll in London from air pollution is more than 9,000 a year, with Putney High Street the second most polluted road in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Kingston has been awarded over £6 million to help with its school places crisis

Schools will be able to take on more pupils from 2018 thanks to the funding from the Department for Education.

MP for Kingston and Surbiton, James Berry, has been campaigning for the cash.

He explains what the news actually means for youngsters.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Cyclist tries to reach Heathrow along the hard shoulder of M25



A cyclist who was trying to ride to Heathrow using the hard shoulder of the M25 this morning was escorted off the motorway by police.

The rider was handed an on-the-spot fine by officers after being caught illegally pedalling.

The cyclist, a man in his 30’s from Feltham, was issued with a £50 fine for contravening a road sign and given words of advice before being taken to a safe location.

Numerous drivers reported seeing the cyclist using the hard shoulder in heavy morning traffic in the clockwise direction near junctions 12 for the M3 and 13 for Staines.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Missing teenager last seen in Croydon has been found

A teenager who was seen in Croydon after being reported missing last week has been found.

14 year-old, Muna Mohamud, went missing from her home near Tooting Broadway station on Thursday the 3rd of March.

It was confirmed this morning that she has been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

New M&S Boss started his career in the Croydon store

Marks and Spencer has reported a 2.7% drop in clothing and home sales in the quarter to the end of last month.

The retailer's new boss has ordered a turnaround of its clothing business, describing the figures as "unsatisfactory".

Steve Rowe who took over as chief executive just a few days ago, has spent almost his entire career at Marks & Spencer, starting in Croydon working on Saturdays at the age of 15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Police are concerned for a pensioner who is missing from Croydon


Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a pensioner who is missing from Croydon.

79-year old Joyce Sherard was last seen leaving her home in Masons avenue at 4pm yesterday.

Joyce is white and was last seen wearing black jogging bottoms, a black long sleeved top, black lace up shoes and a green coat.

Officers are concerned as Mrs Sherard suffers from health problems and is without her medication.

Anyone with information should call police on 101. You can see an image of Joyce on our website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 am  

Uncertainty over 3rd runway is 'hurting' residents in Hounslow

Hounslow Council’s regeneration director says the uncertainty over Heathrow’s future is ‘really hurting’ the borough.

The fact that no decision has been made over a third runway at the airport has left local businesses in limbo, and they can’t plan ahead.

If it does go ahead, there could be a new train line linking Heathrow to Waterloo in 43 minutes, which would see a new station built in Bedfont.

The government is meant to make the announcement in the summer to whether Heathrow or Gatwick will get a third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Sutton are looking for athletes

Sutton Council is looking for people aged 11-17 to compete against London’s 33 boroughs in this year’s Youth Games.

The annual event includes sports such as archery and swimming.

To find out more, head to the council website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A competition across Hounslow borough to see who can do the most miles

You have just under a week to take part in Beat The Street Hounslow.

The competition sees people earn points and win prizes for the most miles run, walked or cycled.

Since February nearly 45,000 people have got involved and have collectively travelled 46,000 miles.

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Isleworth is currently top of both the overall points and average points leader boards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Council ask residents what a pavilion in St Margarets should become

Should St Margaret’s Moormead Pavilion be a sports venue, community café, nursery, or a combination?

That’s the question Richmond council is asking residents.

A public consultation on the matter is being launched next week, with a deadline for submissions of May the 3rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 am  

Police are appealing for help after an attack on a police officer in Surbiton



A Kingston police officer was seriously attacked last week and police are appealing for help.

PC Alex Christie responded to a call at an address in Surbiton on his own, and as the suspects fled on foot, he gave chase.

When he caught up with the man, he was assaulted and left on the pavement, after trying to arrest him on Wednesday of last week.

The PC was rushed to Kingston Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

Police now want to speak to 20-year old Zakaria Yahiaoui.

He is described as black, of large build with two gold front teeth.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, but police say Zakaria should not be approached.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Body discovered by police in Epsom 'unexplained'
The discovery of a man’s body in Epsom this morning is being described as ‘unexplained’.

The man, believed to be in his forties, was discovered in South Street just before 10am after the police and ambulance services attended the scene.

Surrey Police say there is no indication of any third-party involvement and inquiries are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Shadow Chancellor and Hayes and Harlington MP in anti-semitism row.

The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has been dragged into the Labour party’s anti-semitism row.

It’s after the MP for Hayes and Harlington angered MPs for linking his web-page to another carrying ‘tributes’ to suicide bombers in 2014.

One article stated that Israel should not exist and should be ‘dismantled’

The news comes as Mr McDonnell had told the party must ‘sit up and listen’ to claims of anti-semitism within Labour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Zac Goldsmith makes pledge to the Jewish Community

London Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has made a vow to the Jewish community to stamp out anti – semitism in the capital.

Speaking at a meeting of the London Jewish Forum, the Jewish Hustings, the Conservative MP for Richmond Park also pledged to put a stop to all hate crime.



At the same event, Labour's Sadiq Khan said, of accusations of anti semitism within the party, "I have said at the outset, I’m embarrassed and sorrowful about anti-Semitism in the party.I think the Labour leadership could have taken a tougher stance and needs to take a tougher stance.”

The Lib Dem candidate Caroline Pidgeon says "it's important that politicians need to stop talking & start delivering."

Jonathan Bartley, on behalf of Green Party Candidate Sian Berry, said the Greens were the "party of shalom".

Ukip's Peter Whittle spraised Israel for "being the only place in the Middle East where he, as a gay man, could participate in a Gay Pride event."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

UPDATE Assault in Epsom

Police are no closer to finding two suspects in connection with an assault in Epsom.

The incident, which happened at around 9pm on 24th March on Chessington road, left two teenage boys injured.

One of the victims required hospital treatment for his injuries.

The suspects are both white, one 5ft 5in tall of skinny build with the second 5ft 10in tall of stocky build with broad shoulders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a fire in a skip in New Malden last night



The blaze, which broke out at 9.45, is believed to be the third fire in the space of a month at Champion Timber at Shannon Corner.

The fire brigade and Met Police are unable to say if they are treating the fires as arson.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Junior doctors in England are taking part in their latest round of strike action

They're walking out for 48 hours in a dispute with the government over new contracts.

Only emergency care is being provided.

Cheryl Battersby is a junior doctor specialising in paediatrics at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

She says the ability to cover weekend working is the issue for her.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

How savvy are you when it comes to the new microchip law?

One in five dog owners in the UK have lost their pet at some point, but by the end of today, all dogs must be microchipped.

A new law has come into force in Britain aimed at reducing the number of strays.

Those who don't comply could be fined £500.

We went out onto the streets of Surbiton to see just how many people know about the new law.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Only 1 in 5 lost dogs have any chance of being reunited with their owners



That’s according to charity Battersea Dogs and Cats’ Home.

50 Councils nationwide, which took in stray dogs in February, claim the majority of dogs they took in didn’t have microchips.

And a staggering 280 of the dogs that were chipped, had out of date details including the wrong owner.

You have until the end of today to get your dog micro-chipped under new laws, or face a hefty fine of up to £500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Junior doctors in England are staging another 48 hour strike today

Only emergency care will be available.

Today will be the fourth time they've taken industrial action in the long-running dispute with the government over changes to contracts.

Nurse Gay Lee, with the Lambeth branch of Keep our NHS Public, says they need all the support they can get.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Today, over 4 and a half million Sutton names dating back to 1538 are available online for the first time

It’s thanks to Sutton Archive and Ancestry, the world’s biggest family history online resource.

People can now go online at all Sutton libraries and trace their family tree.

The database will allow people to learn about household names who were born, grew up or lived at one time in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

Epsom teenager found

Police are thanking members of the public for their help in the search for missing 14 year old Martina Eastwood from Epsom.

She has been located safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Antonio Conte's legal case won't prevent him taking up his new position as head coach of Chelsea

The Italy boss is due to take over after Euro 2016.

Conte denies allegations he knew of an attempt to fix a game while he was in charge of Siena in 2011 and failed to report it.
An Italian prosecutor wants a suspended six-month jail sentence for him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am  

Police were called to Beavers Lane in Hounslow to reports of a disturbance, around three o’clock this morning

Both a man and a woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH.

The man is in hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The woman remains in custody at a west London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

A man from Epsom has been sentenced to a total of five years in prison

43 year old John Ridgley talked two elderly residents into repair work in their homes – only to steal £100 from one and take £240 from another, for work he never even started.

Ridgley was sentenced for theft and fraud, as well as breaching Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, which were put in place to prevent him from call calling residents for repair work on their homes .

He pleaded guilty to all offenses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Cheam Village’s historic Whitehall Museum will close its doors for a year on Sunday



The Grade II listed 16th century building is closing for renovation work and will reopen next summer.

Work is being funded by a £1.5m grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, £140,000 from Sutton Council and £10,000 from Friends of Whitehall.

Vital repairs out include tackling a damp problem and removing some 20th-century fixtures while restoring original features.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A positive night for sides in South West London

Fulham have taken a huge stride towards Championship safety with a 2-1 win away at Preston North End.

Goals from Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele moved the Cottagers 7 points clear of the relegation zone.

Elsewhere in the Championship a last minute Tjarron Chery penalty salvaged a point away at Leeds for Queens Park Rangers.

West London rivals Brentford all but confirmed relegation for the leagues bottom side Bolton Wanders with a 3-1 win at Griffin Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Fire at a New Malden Timber Supplier


A fire has engulfed a timber supplier in New Malden.

As yet it is unclear what has started the blaze at Champion Timber on Burlington Way.

Smoke can be seen pouring from the site onto the A3 by the Shannon Corner flyover.

Currently it has not been disclosed if anyone has been harmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

The man whose evidence convicted Hounslow’s former borough commander Ali Dizaei, says he has been "betrayed" by Britain

It’s after the Home Office ruled Waad al-Baghdadi should be deported after lying about his age when he came to the UK.

Mr al-Baghdadi testified against the Met Commander in two trials, after Dizaei falsely accused him of assault and then arrested him.

Mr al-Baghdadi has now claimed asylum , saying he fears for his life if deported to Iran.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Police are appealing for help to find a teenage girl who is missing from Tooting



14 year old Muna Mohamud, was reported missing on Thursday, the 31st of March.

Muna is 5ft 2ins tall, of slim build, with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

When last seen by her family, she was wearing a black dress, black trousers, a black leather jacket and a hijab. She was also carrying a blue Nike bag.

Officers have been informed that she was seen in the Croydon area on Sunday.

Anyone who knows of Muna's whereabouts is asked to contact officers via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Police are appealing for help to find a man missing from Kingston.



32 year old Wayne Barrie, was last seen on Friday, when he left O’Neill's pub.

Wayne, who also uses the surname Hopkins, is described as white, approximately 6ft 2ins tall and of slim build. He has short brown hair and stubble.

When last seen, he was wearing his work clothes with ‘Woodlands’ insignia, comprising a grey jumper, T-shirt and dark grey jeans with white specks.

Officers believe that he may have been in the Vauxhall area in the late hours of Friday.

His disappearance is out of character and his family is growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. He also missed a family engagement on Saturday.

Anyone who has seen Wayne is asked to contact officers on 020 8721 5819 or via 101 quoting Cad 2939/04Apr16.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 64 year old man from Feltham



Joao Nobrega was last seen just after 10 on Sunday morning, when he left his home in Stone Crescent.

He’s white, 5ft 9 inches tall, of medium build with greying short hair and glasses.

Joao was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown suede jacket and a black bobble hat.

Anyone with information should call Hounslow Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Surrey Police is launching a campaign to raise awareness of online grooming amongst young people

It also aims to educate parents and teachers via social media and adverts which show both a male and female victim of online grooming in different scenarios.

We spoke to Jon Vogel, who is head of Surrey Police's Paedophile Online Investigation Team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Police have released images of jewellery stolen in a burglary in Sutton



It happened in The Ridgeway last month when photographic equipment was also taken along with a grey Audi A3 from the driveway.

A motorcyclist was seen outside the address at the time of the burglary.

Sutton Police are encouraging anyone with information to contact them.

To see the images go to our news page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Twickenham to host the southern hemisphere's equivalent to the Six Nations

Twickenham is to host the first ever Rugby Championship game to be played outside of the four nations that play it.

Argentina's rugby union side will take on Australia at England's national stadium on the 8th of October.

It's effectively the southern hemisphere's version of the Six Nations.

World champions New Zealand and South Africa also play in it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Vandals have forced part of a children’s playground in Ham to temporarily close



It’s after they set fire to the safety surfacing and play equipment over the weekend.

The vandals also daubed offensive graffiti over the playground in Sandy Lane.

The Council has had to close the site while repairs are made.


Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“I cannot understand why anyone would think it is fun to set fire to a children’s play area. Sandy Lane is a popular park and the actions of these mindless vandals have ruined it for the many children who enjoy playing here during Easter break. This crime has been reported to the police, and anyone who has any information that can help bring these vandals to justice is encouraged to contact the police as soon as possible.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

There will be a new royal addition at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show

A Chrysanthemum, named after Princess Charlotte, is going on display.

The baby pink bloom has been produced by the world’s largest Chrysanthemum breeder, Dutch company Deliflor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Detectives investigating an allegation of outraging public decency in Wandworth have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak with.



At 1.15pm on Thursday, the 18th of February, a man was seen to walk around the Tesco supermarket in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth without selecting any products.

The man was then seen on CCTV queuing behind a woman before taking pictures up her skirt with his mobile phone.

The suspect is described as a slim black man with a goatee beard, wearing a dark coat and trainers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Wandsworth Police on 101, quoting image reference 207534, or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Rugby Union player apologises ahead of his hearing

England rugby union front row Joe Marler says he's not a racist - ahead of his World Rugby hearing in London later.

It's over derogatory comments he made towards Wales prop Samson Lee during their Six Nations match at Twickenham last month.

In a Twitter message, Marler's again apologised to his fellow forward and those he's offended - and says he'll accept whatever punishment he's given.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Missing teenager from Feltham found

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

15 year old Khia Purdy disappeared after leaving home on Friday evening.

She has now been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Campaigners fighting to stop what they’re calling the privatisation of the NHS will meet in Balham tonight

The Keep our NHS Public group claims the healthcare bill put before Parliament last month, hasn’t been given enough support by MPs.

Nurse Gay Lee explains how it could help if it gets the backing it needs.



The public meeting is taking place at Balham Baptist church at 7.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A man is due to stand trial today charged with the murder of his daughter at the family home in Sutton

Six year old Ellie Butler collapsed at the flat in Westover Close in October 2013; she died later in hospital from head injuries.

36 year old Ben Butler denies child cruelty and murder.

His partner is also due to stand trial today charged with child cruelty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Croydon council launch a training cause to raise awareness of autism

Croydon Council have developed an online course to raise awareness of autism, to coincide with World Autism Awareness week.

Initially it was targeted at those living or working with the condition but it’s open to anyone who wants to understand more.

The training package includes ways to identify common signs of autism and gives advice on how to deal with it in everyday situations.

It’s available on the council’s e-learning website and is free to anyone living or working in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Almost 9 out of 10 GP practices are struggling to find locum cover according to figures released by the BMA today

The association surveyed almost 3,000 surgeries up and down the country.

It found 46% of GP practices have trouble finding cover frequently, with 40% saying they occasionally have issues.

Gay Lee, secretary of Lambeth Keep our NHS public, says our expectations of the health service don’t add up.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Man from Isleworth accused of assaulting an air stewardess

A man from Isleworth has been accused of molesting an air stewardess on a flight to Gatwick.

It’s alleged that 37-year old Artur Niewolik grabbed the woman’s waist and whispered ‘nice legs’ as she served drinks from her trolley.

The staff member said the Polish national then accused her of being racist after she ordered him to move back.

Niewolik is accused of sexual assault, an alternative charge of assault by bearing and being drunk.

The defendant denies the charges and the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Monday, 4 April 2016

Police appeal for help to find a missing 14-year old from Epsom


Police are appealing for help to find a missing 14 year old girl from Epsom.

Martina Eastwood was last seen on Mitcham road in Tooting at around one thirty am on Sunday.

She is described as white with long dark brown hair and brown eyes. Martina was last seen wearing a white hoodie and stonewash blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

Police Appeal for Witness: Fatal collision in Hounslow

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Hounslow

Two cars were involved in the crash on Staines road at half past four this afternoon. One of the drivers was taken to hospital where she later died.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the witness appeal line on 020 8543 5157.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

The Rolling Stones are opening their first ever major exhibition in Chelsea tonight.



'Exhibitionism' will feature their private belongings, which the Saatchi Gallery says are presented as a fully immersive experience.

Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery, with 9 thematic galleries, it combines over 500 original Stones' artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band's fascinating fifty year history.



Displays range from never before seen dressing room and backstage paraphernalia to rare instruments; original stage designs, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and video footage; personal diaries; poster and album cover artwork.

Photo credits: The Rolling Stones
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

David Cameron's being accused of doing nothing to 'sweep away' offshore tax havens

It's after details of 12 world leaders, sports stars and celebrities were found in millions of leaked documents showing how the rich and famous hide their wealth.

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that the £26 million stolen during the Brink's Mat robbery in 1983 may have been channeled offshore.

The heist involved the theft of gold bullion, diamonds and cash from the Heathrow International Trading Estate.

Today’s leaked files show a Panama shell company was set up just over a year later called Feberion Inc.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Homeowners in London will now save money as a new scheme is brought in

Homeowners living in high flood-risk areas of the UK should now be able to save hundreds of pounds on their insurance premiums.

A new scheme called Flood Re has been designed to cut bills for those whose homes are in danger of flooding.

Up to now, thousands of householders have been paying large additional premiums to make sure their homes and possessions are protected – and some can’t afford to insure.

About 90,000 homes in London and the Southeast of England could benefit from the scheme which will also see policy excesses capped at £250.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are appealing for information after a 94 year old man was injured by a car reversing out of a driveway in North Cheam

It happened on Chatsworth Road, near the junction with Church Hill Road on Thursday around midday.

The vehicle is described as dark coloured and the driver helped the man up and drove him home, but left no details.

Police are encouraging the driver to come forward and for any witnesses to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Primary school in Brentford finds a new site

Floreat Brentford Primary School have found their new permanent site.

The area will be developed as part of a mixed use scheme on Layton Road, which is only a short walk away from their current location.

The permanent school will be ready for the 2018 academic year, with their temporary site remaining open until then.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Putney's MP turns down calls for an interview over weekend reports on foreign aid

An online petition to scrap a set percentage for the amount of money the UK gives in foreign aid has become the fastest petition to reach over 100,000 signatures, by a newspaper.

The Daily Mail launched the campaign following news the Department for International Development had overspent by £172 million.

The percentage given currently stands at 0.7%

Justine Greening, the MP for Putney, is also the International Development Secretary.

We asked her for a statement, and her office referred us to a statement on gov.uk

DFID statement

A number of recent newspaper articles have reported claims that misrepresent or inaccurately portray projects supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), or focus on projects that are no longer funded.

UK aid is spent where it is most needed and is subject to rigorous internal and external checks and scrutiny at all stages.

The government has realigned the UK’s aid strategy, cutting wasteful programmes and making sure spending is firmly in the UK’s national interest.

Alongside an increased defence budget and the UK’s world class diplomatic service, our aid programme is helping to create a more prosperous and stable world in which the UK can stand tall and flourish.

This is an approach that works; it has helped reduce the threat to the UK from Ebola in West Africa, it is targeting the root causes of the migration crisis, and it is increasing economic prospects in fragile states to counter extremism and help build our future trading partners.

Claim

The UK has ‘overspent’ on its target of spending 0.7% of gross national income on foreign aid.

Fact

This assertion is based on provisional figures only.

The provisional overseas development assistance (ODA) figures published on 1 April 2016 forecast that UK spending on ODA will have been 0.71% of gross national income (GNI) in 2015.

In reality, we will not know the actual figure until the final ODA figures across government and final GNI figures are analysed and published later in the year.

In both 2013 and 2014 the final figures of 0.7% were preceded by higher provisional figures (0.72% and 0.71% respectively).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Merton Council does not take action against landlords in the borough

Merton is massively letting down around 25,000 private renters in the borough by failing to help them deal with their landlords.

That’s according to figures revealed in a report by London Assembly Liberal Democrats.

Merton Council didn’t prosecute any landlord for providing unsafe accommodation in 2014/15, and barely took any other form of action against rogue landlords.

That’s despite around 60 per cent of renters experiencing either damp, mould, leaking roofs or windows, electrical hazards, animal infestation or gas leaks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police are appealing for information after a driver was robbed in Wallington this morning

It happened on Melbourne Road as he was delivering bags of cigarettes to Sainsbury’s when he was approached by two men.

They told him to climb inside his vehicle whilst they unloaded around £20,000 worth of cigarettes into a white van.

The suspects are white aged 20-30, and about 5ft 7.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Chelsea announce new manager

Chelsea have appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager, on a three-year deal.

The current manager of Italy will join the club at the end of Euro 2016, on a contract worth 15 million pounds.

He’d already announced his decision to step down from his current role, and has been in talks with the Blues for several weeks.

The 46-year old will be the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Investigations continue after shooting in Clapham

Detectives from Trident are appealing for any information and witnesses after a shooting in Clapham.

At around 4.25am, two plain clothes police officers approached two men acting suspiciously outside Gye House on the Solon Estate in Sandmere Road.

Both suspects immediately made off and one suspect pointed a firearm in the officers' direction. He then opened fire discharging one shot.

Neither of the officers were hurt or injured.

Subsequently, more units were called to the area to carry out enquires, which led to a 24-year-old man being arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He was taken to a south London police station and has been bailed to a date in early May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

New insurance scheme may benefit homes in London and the South East

Homeowners living in high flood-risk areas of the UK should now be able to save hundreds of pounds on their insurance premiums.

A new scheme called Flood Re has been designed to cut bills for those whose homes are in danger of flooding.

Up to now, thousands of householders have been paying large additional premiums to make sure their homes and possessions are protected, and some can’t afford to insure.

About 90,000 homes in London and the South East of England could benefit from the scheme which will also see policy excesses capped at £250.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Terrorism-related arrests

A 24 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of Syria related terrorism offences before boarding a flight at Gatwick Airport.

Counter terrorism police also arrested a 20 year old woman at an address in west London on suspicion of Syria related offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Kingstonian still in hunt for play-off places

In Ryman League action tonight Kingstonian host Bognor Regis Town at Kingsmeadow.

The K’s are just four points off the play-off places.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 am  

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Defeat for England in the World T20 final

England's cricketers have lost their World Twenty 20 final with the West Indies in Kolkata.

A disastrous final over, bowled by Ben Stokes, saw their opponents score 4 crucial sixes, and achieve a victory target of 156 with 2 balls to spare.

Joe Root had top-scored for England with 54, and he then took the early wicket of Chris Gayle to offer hope of a win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

SECAmb ask for help from the public as demand rises

The South East Coast Ambulance Service that operate throughout Surrey, have asked for the public’s help.

Demand for their service is a lot higher than expected at this time of year, and they want to remind people that 999 should only be used in emergencies.

The crews across Kent, Surrey and Sussex are working flat out to reach patients as quickly as possible.

Yesterday, in a 24 hour period, they responded to more than 2,100 incidents, which is at a similar level to the busy Easter Saturday, the week before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

An alcohol drink checker proves popular in Richmond

An alcohol drink checker has been used by 700 hundred residents in Richmond since its launch in November.

The Drink Checker provides a test to see if alcohol is harming their health and signposts users to help and advice if necessary.

It also puts users into categories from abstainers all the way to high risk and dependent.

Richmond Council is now encouraging more people to use it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

England have finished batting in the final of the T20 in cricket

In Cricket, England are playing the West Indies in the World Twenty20 final in Calcutta.

England scored 155 for 9, and the West Indies are currently in bat and are 13 for 3, after 3 overs.

Stay tuned to 107.8 Radio Jackie for the latest scores.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Chelsea Ladies soar through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup

Chelsea Ladies have followed the men’s team in defeating Aston Villa this weekend, which has booked them a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Spence scored in the first half, Ji got a hat-trick, Kirby and Aluko also got a goal each, helping Chelsea Ladies to secure their victory today, winning 6-0.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Cricket final has started for England

England's cricketers are batting first in their World Twenty20 final with the West Indies in Kolkata.

Captain Eoin Morgan lost the toss - he's named an unchanged team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Two student actors from Epsom will take part the UK’s biggest celebration of young acting talent today

Tommy Bastow and Sam Goodchild will be appearing on stage in the Sam Wanamaker Festival at the prestigious Globe Theatre.

They’ll present scenes from Shakespeare as part of the one day event.

Both actors say performing at the Globe is a dream come true, if not just a little bit petrifying.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

UPDATE Murder at jail in Bisley

A 23 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder of a fellow inmate, at a jail in Bisley has been given bail.

25 year old Madala Washington died at HMP Coldingley on Friday.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

Meanwhile an independent monitoring team at the prison had warned about conditions there last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Police appeal for information to trace a girl missing from Ealing

Police are appealing for assistance to help find a 15 year old girl missing from Ealing.

Daria Pietzak was seen last on Wednesday 23rd March at around 8.30pm in Shepherd's Bush

She is white of slim build with shoulder length hair.

Daria has links to Hammersmith, Hounslow, Brent, Harrow and Ealing areas.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 am  

Police continue their appeal in Streatham

Police are continuing in their appeal for witnesses after a sexual assault in Streatham.

Last Sunday, the victim, a 20 year old woman was walking along Granville Gardens when she was attacked from behind.

Officers are in Granville Gardens until 4am this morning to identify anyone who was in the area at the time who may be able to help with their enquiries.

Anyone who may have information are asked to call police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 am  

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