Cycling races through Croydon
The route for a cycling race through Croydon has been agreed.
The London stage of the Pearl Izumi Tour series and the women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix races will take place on the 7th of June.
They’ll start and finish in Croydon High Street and take cyclists past the Town Hall, the Clocktower, Surrey Street Market and Queen’s Gardens.
Last year 12,000 spectators cheered on the international elite of cycling. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am
Friday, 13 May 2016
New Mayor in Kingston
Kingston has a new Mayor.
Councillor Geoff Austin was appointed to the role at the Annual Council on Thursday.
Mr Austin who was born in Carshalton has been a resident for 26 years and has stood on the Canbury Ward for the past 10 years.
Coombe Hill Ward Councillor Rowena Bass whose been a resident for more than 20 years was appointed as the new Deputy Mayor. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm
A man from Sutton talks of his devastation at seeing his daughter going into care
A man from Sutton accused of murdering his daughter says he felt “devastated and bamboozled” after she was taken into care.
When Ellie Butler was hospitalised at seven-weeks old, her father was convicted of her assault and she was taken in by social services.
36-year-old Mr. Butler has a string of convictions but this ruling was overturned when her bruising was attributed to a birth-related injury.
He says taking his daughter to St. Helier hospital was “the biggest mistake he’d ever made” because they assumed he was guilty.
The trial continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm
A hospital worker has been stabbed to death in South Croydon
Police were called by London Ambulance Service just after 2.30 yesterday afternoon to reports of an incident at the Southleigh Community Hospital, a private medical facility, in Brighton Road.
On arrival, officers discovered a man in his 60s suffering stab wounds.
He died from his injuries at the scene.
He was a member of staff at the hospital. His next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place at Croydon Mortuary tomorrow.
A 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and currently remains in a south London hospital where he continues to receive treatment for an injured hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
A man's been jailed for planning a terror attack on American soldiers in the UK
25-year-old Junead Khan had planned to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic State.
However, he changed his mind and plotted to kill military personnel here instead.
He was sentenced to life at Kingston Crown Court earlier. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm
Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable man who is missing from White City
27 year old Deleeno Thompson, was last seen at approximately 11.00am yesterday when he left his sister’s house on Ponsard Road to visit the shops.
Deleeno is described as black, 6ft tall, of medium build, with short black hair and stubble. He also has a tattoo of a five pointed star on the back of his neck.
He speaks with a soft Caribbean accent.
He is believed to be wearing a grey tracksuit, a baseball cap and black trainers.
His family and officers are growing increasingly concerned for Deleeno’s welfare as he has the mental age of a nine-year-old.
Anyone who has seen Deleeno is asked to contact officers at Hammersmith and Fulham on 020 8246 2323 / 2442 via 101 quoting reference 16MIS019592. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
It appears that John Terry might not have played his last game for Chelsea after all
He's been offered a one-year contract extension by the club, and is now considering whether to accept it.
The captain's current deal runs out in the summer.
He's suspended for their final game of the season, which is against Premier League champions Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
UPDATE: Robyn Mercer murder investigation
Three people who were arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of Robyn Mercer have been bailed pending further enquiries.
The man and two women were arrested after officers executed warrants at four addresses as part of the on-going investigation.
The fifty year old's body was discovered in Walton Road in West Molesey, on the 14th of March.
The investigation continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
History will be made next month when the historic Fulham Palace opens its doors to the public for its very first music festival
The site served as a Bishop’s residence for over 12 centuries.
It was known as a palace because Bishops were considered princes of the church.
Next month’s FOLD Festival has been created by Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who says it’s the perfect place for a party.
Woman left injured after she was hit by falling glass in Clapham
A woman was left in a pool of blood on St John's Road in Clapham after a glass window pane fell on top of her yesterday evening.
Shoppers said they heard a loud smash as a four-foot panel fell from a building undergoing refurbishments.
The lady in her 20s was knocked over and sustained a ‘massive gash’ to her head.
She was taken to hospital with minor injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am
Man jailed following fatal collision in Shepherds Bush
A man has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal collision in Shepherds Bush.
33 year-old, Darren February will also serve a 12 months sentence for causing death whilst driving uninsured.
52-year-old motorcyclist, Ken Baldwin was pronounced dead following a collision with February’s Vauxhall Astra, in December 2015.
He was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court yesterday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am
Northern line delays to Morden after a man was hit by train at Kennington Tube station
Images courtesy Tom McArthur @TomMcArthur
Commuters face severe rush hour delays on the Northern line this morning.
Kennington station was shut just before 7am. Transport for London confirmed there was a person on the tracks.
The Northern line has been suspended between Morden and Moorgate and Waterloo and Kennington with severe delays on the rest of the line. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am
Appeal for missing 12-year-old girl from Croydon
A 12-year-old school girl from Croydon has been reported missing.
Leshay Smith-Bulgin was last seen in Purley Way last night at 8 o’clock.
She is black, of slim build around 5ft tall with black hair tied into a small bun.
She was wearing her school uniform - a navy blazer, white shirt, navy tie, black skirt, black tights and carrying a record bag.
Anyone with information is asked to called the police non-emergency line on 101 or Croydon CID on 0203 276 2286 quoting reference 16MIS019597. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Police security awards name Kingston man
A Security company in Kingston has won an award at the first ever ‘police and security’ awards.
John Murphy from Valliant security won an ‘innovation award’ for setting up an Alcohol recovery centre that takes some of the strain off emergency services.
The ceremony happened last night and hopes to improve trust between the private sector and police.
Candidates were nominated by local police officers and fell into five categories; partnership and engagement, intelligence sharing, innovation, volunteers and outstanding act. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm
Police appeal for help finding man missing from Staines
Surrey police are appealing for help in finding a man missing from Staines.
45 year old Michael Harrington was last seen at his home address at 9am this morning. He hasn’t been in touch with family or friends since.
Michael is described as white, medium build, 5ft 6 ins tall with short grey hair and blue eyes, he was last seen wearing a grey t shirt and blue jeans and is believed to have been riding a silver bicycle.
Anyone who has seen Michael or has any information should call the police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm
Missing Shepperton Girl found
A missing teenage girl from Shepperton has been found safe and well.
Ayan Omar, aged 16, was last seen at her home address at around 1pm on Sunday, 24th April but was located in South West London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm
An elderly woman has been raped in Purley
Just before 8am yesterday, the victim in her 70s was in her home in Russell Hill Road, when she became aware of a man at her front door.
She opened the door and the man used his foot to force it to stay open, before entering her property.
Inside, he assaulted her causing bruising to her face before raping her.
The victim has described the suspect as a white man, who was about 5ft 8ins tall, with short brown hair.
He spoke with what was possibly a Scottish accent and had a tattoo or a mark on his neck.
He also had and a tattoo on the left side of his chest, which was described as circular. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
A 12 year old girl has been involved in a hit and run in Sunbury
Police say a black car failed to stop after striking the child in Cavendish Road on Tuesday evening.
The girl was taken to St Peter’s Hospital where she was treated for cuts and bruises.
Officers are keen to trace anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information which could identify the vehicle and its driver. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm
A man has been jailed for up to five years following a string of offences around Kingston Hill
22 year old Alex Lundy, was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, shoplifting and four counts of criminal damage. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
Firefighters were called in the early hours to reports of a fire in a nursery in Twickenham
Part of the ground floor of the property on Cambridge Road was damaged by the blaze, but no-one was injured.
The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
London's new Mayor on preventing a terror attack in the capital
New London mayor Sadiq Khan has been talking about the steps he'll take to prevent a terror attack in the capital.
The former MP for Tooting has also given his view on the EU referendum and on today's anti-corruption summit.
A by election will be held in Tooting on June the 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
UPDATED: Fire in Epsom this morning
A couple have been rescued from a fire in Epsom.
Four fire engines arrived at the scene on St Martin’s Avenue just after 4am.
The whole of the street was filled with black smoke according to witnesses.
75% of the ground floor was damaged in the blaze and the rest of the property suffered smoke damage. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
A Blue Plaque is being unveiled in Chiswick today in honour of the late comedian Tommy Cooper.
Cooper collapsed on stage in 1984, and died aged 63.
The English Heritage plaque will be dedicated at 51 Barrowgate Road where he used to live.
Cooper is the 10th comedian to get an official London Blue Plaque. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Police made arrests at four addresses in North Surrey this morning as part of the investigation into the murder of 50 year old Robyn Mercer
The body of the mother of two was found outside a house in West Molesey on the 14th of March.
A post mortem revealed that she died as a result of multiple blows to the head.
This morning, two 26 year old men from West Molesey have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle, murder and to pervert the court of justice.
A 20 year old woman from Oxshott and a 44 year old woman were also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the court of justice.
House to house enquiries continue and police are encouraging anyone with information to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake will be speaking at Kings College this evening about his views on the referendum
He’s part of the ‘Stronger In’ campaign.
This is the fifth event of the King’s Think Tank EU Referendum Events Series.
The talk aims to offer different perspectives on the issue.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has begun his countrywide ‘Vote Leave’ campaign bus tour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
The new Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner has taken up office today
David Munro won last week’s PCC election.
The ex-Army major has served for over 20 years as a Surrey County Councillor.
His pledges are to cut crime, keep Surrey safe and to tackle the threat of terrorism.
David Munro thanked Kevin Hurley for his courtesy and generosity during the campaign. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
Staff and students evacuated following a fire at Wimbledon High School's Junior School
350 students and members of staff have been evacuated from Wimbledon High School's Junior School following a blaze this morning.
The fire brigade were called to the scene at 9.20am, after a fire broke out in a staff area on the first floor of the building in Mansel Road.
Two fire engines attended the school, and the fire had been put out at around 10 o’clock this morning.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A statement on the Wimbledon High School website describes it as a "small electrical fire". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am
One occupant rescued from a house fire in Epsom
One occupant was rescued by firefighters after a blaze in Epsom this morning.
Four fire engines arrived at the scene on St Martin’s Avenue at 5am.
75% of the ground floor was damaged in the blaze and the rest of the property suffered smoke damage.
Crews are still in attendance and an investigation is underway. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am
The New Monument Primary School in Woking has closed due to flooding
A primary school in Woking has shut due to a flood yesterday.
The New Monument Primary School has had to close until further notice.
However, Year Sixes due to write their Sats tests had to arrive at 8.30 this morning.
Students will be transported from New Monument to Broadmere School where they will sit the tests.
The school says parents need to fetch their Year Six children from the school gate at 10 30am. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am
Appeal following Sutton burglary
Police have issued CCTV footage of two men they would like to identify in connection with a robbery in Sutton.
A moped worth £2,500 was stolen from a home in Oldfield’s Road, on Friday the 1st of April at around 3am.
Two men broke into the front of the house and stole a moped, keys and helmet from the hallway.
The suspects captured by the CCTV are described as:
'Suspect 1' [ref: 210551] is described as a medium built man, aged in his 20s, with short dark hair and a short beard. He wore grey trousers and a plain grey sweatshirt.
'Suspect 2' [ref: 210552] is described as a slim built clean shaven man, aged in his 20s, with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue hooded top, dark trousers and dark trainers.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the two men shown on CCTV.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference number 210551 (suspect 1) or 210552 (suspect 2) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am
Chelsea FC to Twickenham?
Chelsea could groundshare with West Ham at the Olympic Stadium while their new stadium is built.
The Blues want to relocate to Wembley for three years and a £20m-a-year deal reported to be signed.
However they have also held talks with the London Legacy Development Corporation about a temporary move to the Olympic Stadium.
Chelsea are also understood to be considering a switch to Twickenham. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am
481 bus route will now run twice an hour.
The 481 bus route, which runs between Kingston and West Middlesex Hospital, is now running every 30 minutes instead of hourly .
Richmond Council confirmed they had lobbied Transport for London to increase the daytime frequency of the bus route on behalf of its residents.
Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Stephen Speak, said he was delighted to get the results residents wanted from various meetings with TFL posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am
20mph zone to be introduced in Barnes
Barnes’s first 20mph zone is being introduced over the next few weeks.
The zone will be the largest 20mph area in the borough extending from Byfeld Gardens and affecting all the streets in between Castelnau and Ferry Road.
School children from Lowther School are to involved in the design of the new 20mph signs with the aim of getting the child safety message across to drivers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am
This is National Cystic Fibrosis Week
Around 10,500 people in the UK are living with this life-shortening genetic condition, but it’s not widely known about.
One sufferer from Woking is joining in the attempt to raise people’s awareness of the disease.
30-year old Veronica Lanzetta is urging individuals, clubs and businesses to take part in an online campaign - the Strawfie Challenge
By-election called in Tooting
A by-election in the new Mayor of London's constituency will take place on the 16th of June.
Labour's Sadiq Khan announced on Monday that he’s stepping down as MP for Tooting following his election last week. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am
Night fights to be banned at Heathrow?
Heathrow Airport says it will ban night flights if it's allowed to build a third runway.
It's part of plans designed to reduce the impact of expansion on the local community and the environment.
Last summer, the Airports Commission recommended Heathrow, rather than Gatwick, should be made bigger as long as such measures are brought in.
The government is yet to make a decision.
Rob Gray, Back Heathrow Campaign Director said:
“Today, Heathrow has made a number of seriously impressive commitments which will be welcomed by huge numbers of residents in the local communities surrounding the airport.
There can be no more excuses for dither and delay from the Government because the case for Heathrow expansion is now overwhelming.
It is time for certainty. The Prime Minister must make a decision on behalf of the UK and that means backing a new runway at Heathrow."
Spelthorne Borough Council has welcomed Heathrow’s announcement that it intends to meet, and in many cases exceed, the conditions set out in the Airports Commission’s recommendation for Heathrow expansion.
It has issued this statement.
"With many of the Borough’s residents employed at the airport or in related industries, Spelthorne is been a long-standing supporter of Heathrow.
As part of the consultation led by the Davies Commission, the Council voiced its support for an expanded Heathrow on the proviso that certain environmental conditions be met.
In March this year, the Leaders of Spelthorne and Slough Council wrote an open letter to the Times newspaper reiterating their support for an expanded Heathrow and stressing the economic benefits the airport brings to the boroughs: “We will continue to encourage the airport to do more to reduce its impacts but we support the skills and benefits that Heathrow expansion would bring to our boroughs.”
Speaking after the announcement, Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Council, said: “We welcome today’s announcement and believe it offers a good outcome for residents. Heathrow is a key player in the Spelthorne area and contributes so much to the prosperity of the Borough.
The airport represents an important source of employment for local residents and, as such, we want to see it expand in a way that is sympathetic to the environment and the needs of the local community.”
MP for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell has also spoken out about the issue.
Lord True, Leader of Richmond Council, has today spoken out against Heathrow and the pledge that they would “ban” night flights, should the airport be expanded.
The airport has revealed the plans as part of a package they claim would reduce the impact of expansion on the local community and the environment.
“Most people would not consider being woken up at 5.15am rather than 4.30 a “ban on night flights,” Lord True said.
"This so-called pledge falls short of what the Davies Commission requests and the Heathrow PR men simply cannot be believed. If they can stop pre-5.30am flights, why don’t they do it now? Rather than spending billions of pounds doing it?
They cannot comply with EU air quality limits and their ‘jam’ promises are worthless. The recent Volkswagen scandal has only highlighted public concern about the issue and if people’s health comes first – big Heathrow is dead in the water.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am
Appeal for witnesses after fatal accident in Battersea
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident involving a motorbike in Battersea.
It’s thought the rider came off his bike while travelling south along Vicarage Crescent on Monday afternoon.
The motorcycle went on to collide with an HGV and a van, while the rider remained in the road.
The 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am
Richmond residents can vote on where to spend £500,000
Resident’s in Richmond can nominate pavements they feel are in need of a makeover.
Richmond Borough council have set aside half a million pounds to ensure the refurbishments take place.
Applications to nominate a pavement must be submitted by 17th of June on the Council's website. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am
Inspirational Epsom schoolboy leads high street campaign in Banstead.
An Epsom schoolboy who battled eye cancer has helped launched Banstead’s sunglasses giveaway.
11 year old Christopher Payne's eye was removed when he was three years old following an emergency operation that saved his life.
High street opticians Vision Express have dedicated this week to supporting The Childhood eye cancer trust.
The company’s Banstead Team Leader Niruba Devarajan has described meeting Christopher as an 'Honour'. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am
Front bench reshuffle at Croydon Council
Croydon Council leader Tony Newham has announced changes to his cabinet.
The reshuffle sees Hamida Ali move from deputy cabinet member for safety and justice to lead on Portfolio.
Elsewhere Stuart King will replace Kathy Bee who is stepping down from her position in Transport and Environment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 am
Battersea Paralegal who preyed on the vulnerable sentanced
A Battersea man who scammed the vulnerable out of Thousands of pounds has been handed a three year prison sentence.
35 year old Karl Lindon of Louvaine Road was found guilty by Guildford Crown Court of five counts of theft.
As well as being a paralegal Lindon owned Disability Claims Management, which specialized in assisting the disabled and vulnerable.
Detective Constable Sheena Service of Surrey Police has welcomed the sentence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 am
The Headteacher for Twickenham's newest school has been announced.
Twickenham’s newest Secondary School has appointed Kelly Dooley as their new Headteacher.
The Richmond Upon Thames School is set to open its doors to Year 7 pupils in September.
Parents and the local community have been invited to attend an event on the 8th June to find out more about the school and their new Headteacher. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 am
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
St Helier hospital bosses have confirmed they have no plans to consult on a possible closure
The move comes after Labour councillor Jerome Neil sent letters to residents saying a new consultation was being launched.
Numerous closure threats have been made over the last ten years about both Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.
Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhain McDonagh, tells us why she thinks the letters were sent.
St Helier maintains there is currently no question of a consultation about a proposed closure taking place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm
A Virgin Atlantic plane has been forced to request a priority landing at Heathrow
It’s after a passenger was taken ill on board the flight from San Francisco.
The plane circled at 38,000ft as the pilot waited for a space to open up in order for him to land ahead of other flights.
Virgin tweeted it was a priority landing, rather than an emergency one. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Surbiton man jailed for drugs offences
A man from Surbiton has been jailed for drugs offences.
38 year old Demis Ubiribo has been sentenced to six years' behind bars having been found guilty of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Last May, Ubiribo was seen by plain clothes officers in Glenbuck Road, exchanging items with another person.
Following an attempt by officers to speak to him, he made off and following a short chase was detained.
Officers found 42 wraps of crack and heroin nearby to where he was stopped.
He was arrested and his phone was seized.
A download of his phone indicated he was involved in supplying class A drugs.
He was charged on Friday, the 30th of October, with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
A mental health patient who went missing from Croydon University Hospital, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
Detectives launched a hunt for 23 year old Reece Davis over the weekend.
Yesterday, a man was stabbed in Upper Norwood.
Davis was arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder, and is being questioned. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
Body found in West Molesey
The body of a 60-year-old man has been found at an address in West Molesey.
Police and fire crews went to the property in Ray Road shortly after eight last night following calls by people concerned for the man’s welfare.
Officers say they are treating the death as unexplained but there is nothing to suggest any third party was involved. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm
Embrace your wild side with Surrey Wildlife Trust
Woking based Surrey Wildlife Trust is urging everyone to get outside and go wild this June, as it launches its 30 Days Wild challenge.
The initiative is backed by new research that proves contact with nature really is good for our mental and physical wellbeing.
Everyone is encouraged do something wild every day from the 1st to the 30th of June.
This can be taking time out to smell a wildflower, listen to birdsong, go pond dipping, explore a wild place, taste some wild blackberries or plant some seeds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Free dog chipping sessions taking place in #Sutton
Sutton Housing Partnership will be offering free dog chipping and advice in the high street on Monday afternoon between 2 and 4pm.
Privately, chipping can cost up to £25.
As part of new laws introduced in April, every dog owner in England is now required by law to have their pet micro-chipped.
This is to help reduce the amount of stray animals on our streets and owners who do not comply could face fines of up to £500.
If your dog is already chipped but you have recently moved address, those details can be updated on the chip as well. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm
Global assessment of plants conducted by Kew Gardens
Scientists at Kew Gardens have estimated there are now just under 400,000 known plants in the world.
The new tally is part the Royal Botanic Gardens’ first global assessment of the world's flora - it will be now be conducted annually.
The report warns that one in five plants are at risk of extinction, with threats including climate change, habitat loss, disease and invasive species.
Dealing with the damage caused by aggressive plant types has an estimated global cost of nearly 5% of the world's economy.
Yesterday it was announced Kew Gardens has secured £130 million of government funding to allow it to catch up on decades of under-investment.
The money is made up of £50 million for maintenance, and a promise that its annual grant will not be cut for at least the next four years.
MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith has been fighting for further investment in the historic gardens.
Police appeal after assault in Wimbledon nightclub
Police investigating an assault at a nightclub in Wimbledon have issued CCTV footage of three men they wish to speak to.
The attack happened in the early hours of Saturday the 19th of March at The Watershed – after an argument about queue jumping.
One of the suspects hit a 25 year old man with a glass, cutting his forehead, cheek and ear – two other suspects then punched and kicked him.
The three men in the video are in their twenties, two of them are black, of medium build with short beards and the third is a clean-shaven white man. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
The Big Lottery Fund supports Tooting's patients with 4 year funding award
People living in and around Tooting with Parkinson’s disease, undergoing kidney dialysis, or recovering from neurological injury, are to benefit from a £144,776 grant award from the Big Lottery Fund to St George’s Hospital Charity.
The 4-year grant award has been announced this morning.
Services that the charity currently provides will be expanded thanks to the cash fund.
St George’s Hospital Charity currently provides support to patients who are in hospital for long periods, or spend a long time on a dialysis machine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Dr Johnson Avenue in Wandsworth wont be closing to vehicle traffic.
Wandsworth council has decided not to proceed with plans to close Dr Johnson Avenue to vehicle traffic.
The proposals were subject to a wide ranging and detailed public consultation between January and April of this year.
The proposal included an additional safeguard to protect residents living in Elmbourne Road who might have to deal with displaced traffic.
In total more than 3,200 individual responses were received to the consultation and nearly 70 per cent of respondents voiced opposition to the scheme. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am
Wandsworth residents set to celebrate the Queen's birthday in their numbers!
The number of street parties being held in Wandsworth to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday has passed the three figure mark.
So far 101 have been arranged and the council is keen to play its part in encouraging as many as possible.
As well as waiving the normal £50 fee, the council has stripped away all the red tape typically associated with a road closure.
The Queen’s actual birthday was on April the 21st, but her official birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, June 11 when this year’s Trooping the Colour takes place at Horse Guards Parade. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 am
Donald Trump says Sadiq Khan would be an 'exception' to his blanket ban on Muslims entering the US
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said the newly elected mayor of London would be an "exception" to his proposed ban on Muslims travelling to the US.
Sadiq Khan, who is still Tooting's MP, had expressed concern that he would not be able to visit the US if Mr Trump were elected due to his faith.
Trump said ‘there will always be exceptions’ and that if Khan does a great job ‘that would be fantastic’. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 am
Vulnerable missing man from Twickenham found safe and well.
A missing vulnerable man from Twickenhan has been found safe and well.
89 year old William Nicholls, who has Dementia, went missing yesterday evening and a team of lifeboats from Teddington joined the search.
They returned without finding him but it was later confirmed he was found elsewhere.
The Police thanked the public for their help. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am
Monday, 9 May 2016
A car flipped over and closed Cobham Road earlier
A car was flipped on its roof closing Cobham Road earlier this evening- but thankfully no one was hurt.
Surrey Police’s road policing unit confirmed the incident, which happened at approximately 7:30pm.
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has said he’ll fight alongside David Cameron to remain in the EU
The new London Mayor revealed that Cameron was worried about turn-out and had accepted his offer to “use the influence” of his win to make sure Londoners voted to remain in. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm
Firefighters are urging people to never use barbecues indoors or on balconies
In the summer months there’s an estimated one fire a week caused by a barbecue being used in one of these places, or one that’s been left unattended.
Over the last five years, the Brigade has attended 259 barbecue fires across the capital. As summer heats up, they have issued a range of hot weather related warnings. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm
The new mayor of London has formally stood down as an MP.
It means there'll be a by-election in Sadiq Khan's constituency in Tooting.
The south London seat has regularly returned Labour MPs with comfortable majorities. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm
Police appeal after an assault in Esher
Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Esher.
A fight broke out between two groups of people in the early hours of Saturday the 26th of March outside the Zenzi bar.
The altercation left one man with serious facial injuries that required surgery.
The man in the picture is white, around 6ft, of slim build with short dark hair - he was wearing a white Armani logo T Shirt, a dark jacket and dark jeans.
Former Wimbledon champ ends partnership with coach
Andy Murray has split with coach Amelie Mauresmo.
The tennis star, who lives in Oxshott, has spent around two years working with Mauresmo.
Richard Newman has more.
Pic thanks to the Wimbledon Foundation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
London's new mayor criticises Jeremy Corbyn
Sadiq Khan has criticised Jeremy Corbyn for obsessing over Left-wing causes while ignoring swathes of the electorate.
In a sign of a growing rift between the two, London’s new Mayor also revealed he’d not met with his party leader since being elected on Friday.
The MP for Tooting says Labour needs to ‘stop talking about ourselves and start talking to citizens about the issues that matter to them’.
He’s accused Mr Corbyn and his allies of focusing on internal party issues instead of winning back voters. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Kew Gardens secures funding
Kew Gardens has secured £130 million funding from the government which will allow it to catch up on decades of under investment.
The money is made up of £50 million for maintenance and a promise that its annual grant will not be cut for at least the next four years.
The director of the cash-strapped Royal Botanic Gardens says this is a really important settlement and marks the turning of a corner for them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
Wimbledon serves up more funding
The Wimbledon Foundation has announced its new Get Set Get Active Fund, aimed at helping people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical or sports activities.
There are just 10 days remaining for groups and clubs active in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth to apply for grants ranging from £500 up to £2,500 towards the costs of direct sports or physical activity, provision including equipment and kits, coaching fees and venue hire.
Applications are encouraged from groups which tackle social problems and help people facing disadvantages to improve their quality of life.
The Wimbledon Foundation is the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm
A wholesale butcher from Croydon has pleaded guilty to two charges of issuing false or misleading advertisements
Robert Punter, who runs Millers Catering Butchers, admitted to the unauthorised use of the Food Standards Agency hygiene rating 5logo on his website.
Mr Punter also admitted to falsely using an FSA approved establishment number mark on 11 business invoices.
He said the use of the logos and rating were an error by his website designer.
He was charged a total of £5,225 in fines and prosecution costs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Parents and primary-aged children are being encouraged to attend an interactive literary-dance project to help improve their literacy skills
The free event in Croydon will feature a talk about creative writing from Katie Dale, the award-winning author of ‘Three Magic Mice’.
Balletomane dance group will also offer their own interpretation of the story, led by a dancer for The Royal Opera House.
It will take place at Croydon’s central library on Saturday afternoon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Shepperton rower overcomes serious virus to head to Rio Olympics!
After overcoming a severe virus last year- a rower from Shepperton is set to head to the Rio Olympics in the summer.
Two time world champion Matt Tarrant, who picked up the sport at Weybridge Rowing Club, will find out which event he'll be competing in next month.
He missed four months of last season due to the virus but won his first race after returning, and says that was a massive confidence boost.
You can listen to the full interview with Jackie's Joshua Doherty here:
People in Hounslow are reminded they'll be fined if caught spitting
Since December 2015, more than 120 people have been given fixed penalty notices of up to £80 for spitting in public.
The increase in fines, officially known as Fixed Penalty Notices, has come about following a new, zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour (ASB) by Hounslow Council.
Alongside fines for spitting, hundreds of people have been given fines for littering, feeding the birds and other socially unacceptable behaviour caught by the council’s enforcement team, who are equipped with cameras to record ASB which can then be used as evidence in criminal prosecutions.
Since January, the council has ramped up its efforts to make the borough cleaner and greener, issuing more than a whopping 900 fines for ASB overall.
Alongside this no-nonsense approach, the team have been busy tackling eyesore front gardens and helping residents to help themselves by providing them with tools to clean up local areas which have become magnets for fly tipping and littering. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Chelsea and Westminster Clinic fined
The NHS has been fined £180,000 after a sexual health centre in London leaked details of nearly 800 patients who’d attended HIV clinics.
The 56 Dean Street Clinic - part of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - sent out a newsletter last year that mistakenly revealed the recipients' email addresses to one another.
The patients were supposed to be blind-copied into the correspondence but instead details were sent as a group email.
The Information Commissioner said it was a "serious breach of the law". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm
Fatal scooter accident in Chiswick
Police are appealing for information following a fatal road accident in Chiswick.
A grey scooter was involved in the collision on Great West Road near junction 1 of the M4, at around 9.30 last night.
The rider, a 29-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene - he’s not yet been formal identified.
At this stage no other vehicles are thought to be involved.
Miss Surrey 2016 is raising awareness about meningitis after surviving the infection last year.
Sophie King, 27, had flu-like symptoms and woke up a week later in intensive care – she had Meningitis B, which is a new strain of the virus.
She’s the county’s representative this year and will be competing for Miss GB in September.
Sophie’s fundraising for radio charity, Make Some Noise, which helps small community groups.
You can listen to the full interview here: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am
Police appeal after theft in Wimbledon
Police investigating a theft from a mobile phone shop in Wimbledon have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to.
The suspect was filmed in the Vodafone store on The Broadway on Sunday just over two weeks ago stealing a mobile from the counter.
Detectives describe him as black, in his 20s and with a moustache - he was wearing a grey flat cap, a blue jacket and a chequered shirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am
UKIP candidate from Twickenham faces race abuse allegations retrial
An Asian UKIP candidate accused of racially abusing a Muslim in a row is facing a retrial.
Its alleged 33-year-old Sam Naz from Twickenham hurled torrents of abuse at Tesco worker Mohammed Wafta.
The incident happened two months after her bid to take the Richmond Park and North Kingston seat from Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith last May.
A jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court fail to reach a verdict and a retrial’s been ordered for July 18. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Sunday, 8 May 2016
Director of Rugby apologises to fans as Harlequins suffer worst defeat at Twickenham Stoop
The sun shone on an emotional Twickenham Stoop. The final round of the English Premiership, the final home game of the season, the final home game for the outgoing Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea.
The clash of these two sides had importance for both teams: Exeter were looking to secure a home semi-final, having already staked their claim for a top 4 finish. Harlequins were looking to secure a top 6 finish and automatic qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup next season.
The loudest cheer of the season started off the game as Evans kicked long. A good chase forced Exeter to box-kick from deep, already handing territory advantage to the hosts.
Harlequins were aggressive in attack, the Chiefs equally so in defence. Advantage was being played following a high tackle and Care took the opportunity to attempt a cross-field kick for Chisholm to gather. Unfortunately it was Chiefs who successfully gathered and so play was brought back allowing Evans a shot at the posts: Harlequins 3 – 0 Exeter Chiefs after 4 minutes.
Harlequins took the lead to a rousing cheer.
Within seconds of the restart the Chiefs were pressuring the Quins' 22. A line-out and kick to safety forced play back into the visitors half. Brown attempted a pass to Chisholm on the wing but communication was lacking as the ball went into touch.
Another line-out but Exeter could not make ground. They were forced to kick long and it rolled over the try-line for a 22 drop-out.
The restart was gathered by Waldrom who started the forward movement for the visitors. Keeping ball in hand they made it into the 22 before spilling the ball forward under tackle. Brown made strides back but another turnover saw Jack Nowell run along the wing. James Short crossed the line for a try for the opposition. The tricky conversion, with ball needing to be held in place on the tee, was missed. Harlequins 3 – 5 Exeter Chiefs after 10 minutes.
War cries rang out around The Stoop as Exeter again made ground from the restart. An under-pressure Yarde was bundled into touch for another attacking line-out. The visitors kept possession and formed a maul. The arm of referee Wayne Barnes went out signalling advantage and the Chiefs broke, passing wide for Nowell to cross. The conversion again pulled wide. Harlequins 3 – 10 Exeter Chiefs after 14 minutes.
A miss-kick from Evans saw the restart sail straight into touch. Scrum to the visitors on the half-way line.
The Quins scrum was again strong and Exeter released the ball before turnover was achieved. Roberts was then penalised by the referee. The Chiefs kicked long for a line-out, secured the ball and formed a maul. This time the hosts had done enough to win a free-kick. Upgraded to a penalty.
Blood replacement for Exeter with Kai Horstmann on for Waldrom after 17 minutes.
Evans managed to kick into touch just short of the half-way line. The visitors stole possession but Harlequins were able to prevent the Chiefs from going to ground, earning a scrum. Cheers of 'Harlequins' resonated around the stadium.
Care fed the ball but the Chiefs powered through, earning a free kick into touch 10 metres out from the try-line. The Chiefs secured the ball but did not opt to form a maul. They kept ball in hand, passing until it reached Ewers who scrambled over for a try which was converted by Steenson: Harlequins 3 – 17 Exeter Chiefs after 23 minutes.
The crowd attempted to raise their team's spirits and the hosts earned a penalty in the opposition 22.
They kicked for a line-out, secured the ball, and opted to grab-and-drive. Roberts sped through but was tackled before crossing the line. The ball was recycled wide and Care attempted to get over the whitewash. Initially held up but as more support joined him, he reached the ground. Barnes went to the TMO (Television Match Official) but ruled 'no try' due to a lack of camera angles – there was a hint the ball was down but it could not be confirmed.
Waldrom came back on for Exeter in a blood replacement reversal.
5-metre scrum to Quins as singing rang out around The Stoop.
The scrum was reset but Easter knocked on as the opposition scrum-half tackled quickly. The Chiefs box-kicked to safety and Quins earned a line-out on the opposition 22.
A newly-shaven-headed Ward received his throwing orders. He made his target and Quins formed a maul. Care broke away and offloaded to Chisholm who was tackled. The ball continued to be recycled; Easter to Chisholm but the Exeter defence was solid.
Care to Robshaw to Evans who fed a speeding Roberts. The ball was then sent to the wing and another missed opportunity as an attempted pass to Robshaw was ever so slightly mistimed. Quins knew how close they had come to adding an extra score as hands rested on heads with looks to the skies.
Scrum to the Chiefs. The ball was fed and the visitors earned a penalty.
They kicked for a line-out just short of the halfway line but interference by the hosts handed the opposition another free-kick. The Chiefs kicked their way deep into the Quins' half. They secured line-out ball and passed from one wing to the other. Robshaw and Matthews slowed down the attacking pace but it was relentless. An attempted chip over was gathered by Yarde; Care box-kicked but that only allowed Nowell to run again. More strong tackles from the hosts and Quins earned a penalty.
Evans kicked them back into the opposition half. This time the line-out was kept low; Ward to Easter who passed to Care, who sent it long for a fast-paced Roberts to break through. The ball went wide to Chisholm who slipped on the surface but retained possession.
Despite the attacking mindset of Quins, the Chiefs stole possession and grubber-kicked for a foot chase. Chisholm got back and somehow stopped himself sliding into touch (although replays indicated he had actually graced the whitewash). A miss-pass sent the ball rolling into the dead zone for an attacking scrum for Exeter.
The visitors fed the ball and Quins' stepped up their set-play, dominating the scrum and earning a penalty. They kicked for a line-out which Quins secured. Robshaw broke through the defence but in an attempt to keep momentum going, his offload strayed into the waiting Chiefs' arms.
With less than a minute of the first half left, Quins earned a penalty and kicked for a line-out in the opposition half.
Ward again found his target and Captain Danny Care ran in a try with Evans adding the conversion. It was the boost the hosts needed at half time.
Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 10 – 17 Exeter Chiefs
As the wind picked up, both teams were welcomed back onto the pitch.
Slade kicked off for Exeter and the high ball was taken well by Quins who kicked into touch just inside the halfway line. The visitors secured line-out ball and formed a maul. Penalty to Exeter after the hosts were penalised for going in from the side.
The visitors kicked for a line-out inside the 22. They secured the ball, formed another maul with Lees supported by Williams. Their scrum-half recycled the ball and passed long to Nowell who slipped through an attempted tackle by Chisholm and over the try-line. The conversion was missed: Harlequins 10 – 22 Exeter Chiefs with 35 minutes remaining.
The restart was sent long allowing Exeter to attack. The host's defence was strong and the visitors were forced to kick long. It was taken well by Brown who made strides back. Yarde ran along the wing but his offload missed the target. The Chiefs gathered and kicked. Brown stopped the ball going into touch and kept momentum going forward. The ball was stolen and Yarde did well to back-track and kick into touch.
Scrum to Quins on their own 22. This was upgraded to a free-kick and Evans kicked for a line-out on the half-way line.
Double substitution for the hosts with Matthews replaced by Twomey and Sinckler on for Collier with 31 minutes left to play.
The line-out was thrown long but Quins retained possession. They made it into the opposition 22 but the Chiefs earned turnover ball and kicked long. Roberts gathered and offloaded to Brown under tackle. Brown made strides back and placed the ball after being brought down. Quins were not alert; Chiefs were and stole the ball. Their left-wing James Short escaped two missed tackles and crossed the try-line which was duly converted: Harlequins 10 – 29 Exeter Chiefs.
Replacements for both sides as Exeter made a triple substitution: Hepburn for Moon, Williams for Rimmer and Hill for Whitten; Botica was on in place of Evans for Harlequins with 29 minutes left.
The Chiefs pushed on and a good tackle from Winston Stanley slowed their progress momentarily. It took three Quins players to bring down the Chiefs' Dave Ewers, each time opening more gaps in the host's defence.
Excitement grew in the stands for Exeter as Geoff Parling came on for an injured Welch who had to be assisted off the pitch having landed awkwardly in a line-out. 27 minutes left to play.
The line-out was retained by the Chiefs and Nowell went over the try-line for his hat-trick. Conversion successful: Harlequins 10 – 36 Exeter Chiefs with 25 minutes remaining.
More replacements for both sides as Buchanan came on for Ward; Nowell replaced by Woodburn.
Harlequins needed to regain the upper hand which had been lacking since the start of the second half. Sinckler, less than 10 minutes on the field, replied instantly with a try of his own and Botica lined up the posts: Harlequins 17 – 36 Exeter Chiefs.
The restart was taken well by Quins. They attempted to run the ball out of their own 22 but a knock-on handed the ball to Exeter with a scrum on the 22.
The Chiefs were forced into a replacement as Lewis came on for an injured Slade, sent to the stands for a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) with just over a quarter of the game still to play.
Another easy try came for the visitors as Brown's counterpart, Dollman, eased his way over the line. Conversion added: Harlequins 17 – 43 Exeter Chiefs.
Luamanu replaced Easter at number 8 for Harlequins with 19 minutes left.
A penalty was awarded to the Chiefs on the restart as Yarde tackled the player in the air and there was more positive news for the visitors as Slade returned following a reversal of the HIA substitution.
The Chiefs secured the line-out, formed a maul but it was the hosts who earned the put-in at the scrum. Harlequins chose to replace their scrum-half as Care made way for Dickson.
Sinckler was warned by the referee as the scrum was reset and then a penalty was awarded to the Chiefs. They laid the foundations for an attacking line-out inside the 22 as Lambert was replaced by Owen Evans for Harlequins with 16 minutes left.
A scrambling defence could not prevent the Chiefs' scrum-half from crossing the try-line. Conversion, right in front of the posts, was easily achieved by the fly-half: Harlequins 17 – 50 Exeter Chiefs. Lees off Horstmann on Chiefs.
The visitors were on the attack once again from the restart: Slade ran unopposed along the wing for a try: Harlequins 12 – 55 Exeter Chiefs (conversion missed). 12 minutes left. Roberts off Marchant on for Quins.
The restart was gathered well by the visitor's left wing and the ball was kicked to safety, handing Quins a line-out still in their own half. It was gathered well but the hosts were then penalised for holding on: another long kick by the Chiefs for an attacking line-out on the 22.
The ball was recycled quickly and the Chiefs made their way to within 5 metres of another try. Quins did well to earn turnover ball and attempted to run out of their own 22. In the end they box-kicked out, did not find touch, and the Chiefs resumed their relentless attack. Only the whistle from the referee halted their advancement to allow the physios onto the pitch.
A game well played, Exeter replaced Chudley for Lewis with under 9 minutes left to play.
Scrum to Quins. Marchant broke through the defence and made strides into the opposition half. A pass from Robshaw released Stanley who crossed for Quins' 3rd try (converted by Botica): Harlequins 24 – 55 Exeter Chiefs with 7 minutes left.
The restart was slapped backwards by Chiefs who gathered and crossed for another try as confusion reigned on the pitch over a possible knock-on. Barnes went to the TMO who deemed the ball bounced off the chest of Exeter rather than an arm, and the player then gathering the ball was deemed to have been onside. The try was permitted and the conversion added: Harlequins 24 – 62 Exeter Chiefs.
6 minutes left.
Harlequins had no answers to the continued onslaught by the Chiefs. The hosts regained possession and pushed on, Robshaw as always was in the thick of the action. Brown made ground, Clifford slipped through; out to the wing for Yarde who made further ground. The attack was laboured but Harlequins played to the end.
Botica sent the ball wide to Yarde again who was tackled just short of the try line. Scrum and Quins went over but it was deemed Luamanu lost control of the ball on grounding. Quins came again but a penalty was awarded to the Chiefs and as the clock counted down, the final whistle blew.
Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 24 – 62 Exeter Chiefs
In a 13-try game, Harlequins were completely outplayed. There were moments of individual brilliance by the hosts however not enough of a team effort to put up a fight against a very determined Exeter Chiefs side. The visitors earning the right to a home semi-final against Wasps in a fortnight.
The final home game of the season, the final home game for outgoing Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea, was the worst loss Harlequins have ever experienced at The Stoop.
Harlequins finish the season in 7th place missing out on automatic qualification for the top tier of European Rugby next year. They must win next week in Lyon to earn a place in the European Champions Cup next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm
A human rights activist has been murdered hours after writing a Facebook post praising Londoners for electing Sadiq Khan
A human rights activist has been murdered hours after writing a Facebook post praising Londoners for electing Tooting MP Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London.
Four men on motorbikes gunned down Khurram Zaki as he ate dinner in North Karachi on Saturday evening, local media reported.
Mr Zaki, who died from his injuries, was a prominent journalist who had taken a stand against extremist Islamic clerics.
In his final Facebook post in English, Mr Zaki said Sadiq Khan set an “example for the world” as the first Muslim leader of a major western city. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
The highest temperature of the year so far has been recorded in south-west London
Parts of the UK are enjoying the hottest day of the year so far today.
26. 6 degrees celsius has been recorded in several areas across the capital, including Kew Gardens - the highest May temperature since 2012. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Champion boxer Jamie Cox who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s flat and attacked her has had his six month jail sentence suspended
The WBO European super-middleweight champion was told at Croydon Crown Court his conviction still stood, but that his prison sentence will be suspended to 18 months.
The judge told Cox to “change [his] ways and think before [he] gets angry with a girlfriend or anyone else.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Sadiq Khan says his party can only win elections if it reaches beyond its own activists
Writing in the Observer, the new London Mayor said internal party squabbles “mean little or nothing to the huge majority of voters”.
Khan was also critical of David Cameron and Conservative candidate and MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith for using “fear and innuendo to try to turn different ethnic and religious groups against each other”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
Londoners boycott Islamophobic Twitter campaign
Many Londoners have rejected an Islamophobic Twitter campaign in the wake of Sadiq Khan’s mayoral victory.
The Tooting MP is the first Muslim to become the Mayor of London.
After he won the election, some people started tweeting abuse with the hashtag “London Has Fallen”.
But instead of joining in, the vast majority decided to mock the comments.
In his victory speech, Mr Khan said he was proud that "London has chosen hope over fear and unity over division". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
A woman from Hampton has died and two girls have been taken to hospital after their car crashed
A woman from Hampton has died and two girls have been taken to hospital after their car crashed.
The 37 year old was pronounced dead at the scene after her vehicle ploughed into a tree on the M4 yesterday afternoon.
The girls aged three and five, are being treated at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
A man in is thirties who was also in the car has been discharged.
The police are urging any witnesses to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Croydon Council are reminding people of the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car.
Many people still believe that it’s ok to leave a dog in a car on a warm day if the windows are left open and if they’re parked in the shade, but this can still be dangerous.
The RSPCA are urging anyone who finds a dog unattended in a hot vehicle to contact the emergency services. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Missing Egham man found safe
Missing Egham man Bartholomew Coe has been found safe.
Mr Coe went missing at around 4.18am yesterday morning but was located safe this morning.
Officers would like to thank the public for their help during the appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Kingston rower wins gold
Kingston-born rower, Mohamed Sbihi has won gold in the Coxless Men’s Four at the European Rowing Championships.
The event is being held in Brandenburg in Germany.
The British rowers beat Belarus by two seconds to become the European Champions.
Sbihi is already a world champion and won an Olympic Bronze in the Men’s Eight in 2012. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
Tooting Bec Lido
Wandsworth Council is reminding people that Tooting Bec Lido is a good place to cool off from the heatwave today.
Temperatures are set to reach 26 degrees later which will be hotter than Madrid or Los Angeles.
The Lido which is Europe’s second largest open air freshwater swimming pool will be very tempting.
The Daily Telegraph says it’s been ‘a popular spot for bathers and leisure seekers since 1906.’ posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am
Headley Court veterans
Veterans will now be treated at Headley Court military rehabilitation unit as well as serving personnel.
The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon announced that veterans with amputation-related issues can now attend a clinic at the Surrey unit.
Six ex-military personnel have already received treatment there.
Mr Fallon said the veterans “have made enormous sacrifices to keep Britain safe”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan criticises David Cameron
Sadiq Khan has accused David Cameron of taking tactics "straight out of the Donald Trump playbook" during the campaign for London Mayor.
Writing in The Observer, the newly-elected mayor says the Conservatives used "fear and innuendo" to turn ethnic and religious groups against each other to win votes.
Yesterday the Defence Secretary said it was just the "rough and tumble" of politics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am
Police are appealing for information to find a teenage girl missing from Hounslow.
14 year old Issabelle Worroll was last seen on the Edgar Road Estate at midday on Saturday.
She is white, with dark hair, brown eyes and around 5ft 6 in tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am
Conservatives lose control in Elmbridge
The Conservatives have lost majority control of Elmbridge Borough Council for the first time in eight years.
Conservative candidates won 22 seats, with the borough's Residents' Group taking 19, and the Liberal Democrats, seven.
This follows the first local elections since ward boundaries were changed and the number of Councillors for Elmbridge reduced.
Talks will take place over the next few days to decide which coalition should form Elmbridge’s administration. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 am
Labour MP for Tooting pledges a better London
The Labour MP for Tooting Sadiq Khan has promised to do everything he can to make London ‘better’
Mr Khan who was sworn in as the capital’s new Mayor says he wants every single Londoner have the very same chances he has had.
During his speech at Southwark Cathedral he was cheered and applauded from family, friends, and supporters including the former Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t present; he was in Bristol congratulating the new mayor of the city, Marvin Rees. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 am
Police Renew appeal to trace a man missing in Wandsworth
Police are renewing their appeal to trace a man who absconded from a mental health unit in Wandsworth.
26 year old Abdul Nahar went missing more than a week ago.
He is black, 5ft 7ins tall with short black hair, a beard and was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit bottoms, flip-flops and a blue jacket.
Abdul is known to frequent Westminster and surrounding areas.
He has mental health issues and is a risk to the public and himself. He should not be approached and if seen call 999. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 am
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