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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Man charged with nine offences following serious assault in Epsom


A 32-year-old man has been charged with a total of nine offences, including rape and kidnap, following an incident where a 17-year-old girl was serious assaulted in Epsom last night.

Costica Voedes, of the High Street in Epsom, has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent, two counts of rape, kidnap, false imprisonment, possession of an offensive weapon, affray and common assault.

The charges relate to a number of incidents which took place shortly after 10.30pm on Friday, 17 June at Pizza Hut in Waterloo Road and Court Recreation Ground in Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm  

Appeal for witnesses following a mugging in Mitcham

Police in Merton have released CCTV footage of two men they wish to speak to after a mugging in Mitcham.

Police were called just after 4 AM on the 8th May to a report of a robbery on Lavender Park in Mitcham. Mobile phones and cash were stolen.

At around 3AM , two men got off the Route N57 night bus after a night out in Kingston and headed towards the Tandem Centre and were approached and mugged by four men.

The victim was then assaulted as he tried to escape.

The suspects are described as:
Suspect 1 [ref: 214594] is described as a slim white man, aged in his mid 20s, 5ft 10ins tall with two blond pigtails. He was wearing a dark long-sleeved top and light coloured jeans.

Suspect 2 [ref: 214592] is described as a medium built black man, aged in his mid 20s, 5ft 7ins tall with short black hair. He was wearing a grey short-sleeved top and dark jeans.

Suspect 3 [ref: 214596] is described as a slim white man, aged in his mid 20s, 5ft 10ins tall with short black hair. He was wearing a white top with dark stripes across his chest and dark jeans.

Suspect 4 [ref: 214597] is described an Asian man with short black hair. He was wearing a dark jumper with large white writing across the top of his chest and dark trousers.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

Serious assault at Pizza Hut in Epsom

Surrey Police officers have arrested a man following a serious assault on a teenage girl in Epsom last night.

Police were called to Pizza Hut in Waterloo Road, Epsom at 10.36pm following reports that a man had entered the restaurant and assaulted a member of staff before dragging a 17-year-old woman out of the building and leaving the area on foot.

A large number of officers quickly attended the scene and carried out a search of the surrounding area to find the man and woman.

At 10.49pm officers arrested a man in Court Recreation Ground off Pound Lane in Epsom and moments later discovered the teenage victim.

She had suffered a suspected stab wound to the abdomen and was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Her injuries are described as serious but not life threatening.

A 32-year-old man from Epsom has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnap, rape and grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody while the investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

A bit of a buzz at Kew Gardens



The life and work of bees are being celebrated in a new exhibition at Kew Gardens, opening today.

The giant Hive structure is made from thousands of pieces of aluminium which create a lattice effect.

It has been fitted with hundreds of LED lights that glow and fade as a unique soundtrack hums and buzzes around you.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Kingston-based former astronaut welcomes touchdown by Tim Peake.

Former British space girl Helen Sharman has welcomed the safe touchdown of astronaut Tim Peake.

Helen now works as a technical director at Kingston University’s faculty of science engineering and computing.

She was the first British astronaut in 1991.

She says one of the best things for Tim Peake will be a much wider choice of food - he will be able to order a pizza.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Hammer assault in Wandsworth

A man’s been arrested in Dunston Road in Wandsworth.

It follows the assault on another man with a hammer.

The Met police in Wandsworth tweeted on the arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Lorry fire on M3: Chertsey and Sunbury crews have attended

Surrey Fire Brigade has been fighting a blaze on the M3 after a lorry caught fire.

Crews from Sunbury and Chertsey attended the accident on the southbound stretch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

New youth service in Sutton

Sutton Council is to develop new ways to provide targeted services for vulnerable young people.

The new Targeted Youth Work Service is will aid young people and their families to reduce numbers going into care and keep youngsters in school.

The scheme comes as part of over £600,000 worth of cuts to the youth services budget in order to save a total of £70 Million by 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Richmond Council to discuss government cuts.

Richmond Council has confirmed it will reluctantly consider whether to accept the longer term grant funding from the government next week.

Last year it was announced that Richmond Council faces a reduction of £31 million over the next four years in government funding.

After much lobbying, transitional changes were announced and it hopes a one-off sum of £7.m spread over 3 years will help ease the burden.

It will be discussed on the 23rd of June
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Achieving for children granted £10,000

Achieving for Children, which runs the youth club in Whitton Road, has been granted £10,000 to refurbish the skate ramps by The Rugby Football Union Twickenham Legacy Fund.

The park will be re-launched on Tuesday the 9th of August. It will be open every afternoon each day of that week.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Paul Hodgins, said he’s delighted to be able to revamp the skate parks and add to the large funding already by the council
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

Friday, 17 June 2016

Police release e-fit of man they want to speak to in connection with Walton assault



Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Walton.

The victim was outside the Nationwide Building Society on Church Street on 21st May, when he noticed the suspect trying to set light to a cash machine.

The victim challenged the suspect, who punched the man in the face, knocking him unconscious.

He also lost two teeth and suffered cuts to his upper lip, the back of his head and injuries to his foot.

Nationwide has offered a £1,000 reward for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Man denies attacking four women in Hampton stabbing

A man has denied attacking four women in a stabbing outside a Sainsbury’s in Hampton.

The women were targeted as they got out of their cars on the 20th of May.

At Kingston Crown Court, 66-year-old Ethem Orhon denied two counts of attempted murder and two of wounding with intent to cause GBH.

He was remanded in custody and will face trial on the 31st of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 pm  

New car park for private hire vehicles at Heathrow has sparked a row

A new car park for private hire vehicles near Heathrow Airport has sparked a row between its owners and black cab drivers.

It’s being trialled for three months, after complaints from residents about drivers clogging up streets, urinating in bottles and anti-social behaviour.

Heathrow Airport says it’s trying to resolve the issue through the introduction of the new car park.

Black cab drivers claim it represents a “virtual rank” which threatens their trade, and say it’s a “reward” for bad behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

#Kingston MP James Berry says he has spoken with the borough’s police commander following the death of MP Jo Cox yesterday

MPs are being encouraged to contact police to review their security arrangements.

A remembrance service was held for Jo at St Andrew’s Church in Surbiton this morning.

James Berry says although he has reviewed his security, there will never be a 100% guarantee that this kind of tragedy won’t happen again.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, in #RichmondPark has welcomed Prince Charles

One of the World’s most prestigious ballet schools, White Lodge in Richmond Park, received a very special guest this morning.

The home of the Royal Ballet hosted Prince Charles, who took a tour and was treated to an exclusive performance by pupils.

The Royal Ballet School is recognised as one of the top three centres of dance training in the world.

Admission is based purely on artistic talent and potential.

There are currently 130 students aged 11-16 based at White Lodge in Richmond Park and 88 students aged 16-19 at its Upper School in Covent Garden.

The school, which relies on Government grants, has seen staff axed amid cuts to funding over the last few years.

Currently 89% of students rely on financial support to attend the School. 79% are funded or part funded by the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme.

Forty-two students are supported by individuals and trusts through a Student Sponsorship and Bursary Programme.

Guy Attew is head pianist at the school. He says the Prince’s encouragement has been inspiring.



Pupils Leela Kapil and Kyle Little tell Jackie News how it felt to perform in front of Royalty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

A serving police officer with #Hounslow has been jailed following his conviction for rape



49 year old Michael Graham has been jailed for sixteen years for rape and sexual assault.

Graham was convicted at the Old Bailey of seven counts of rape and one sexual assault.

The offences took place between December 2013 and September 2014, at an address in Uxbridge and whilst the officer was off-duty.

The court heard that audio of some of the offences were captured on a sleep app which had been installed on the victim's iPhone.

Police were called to an address in Uxbridge in September 2014, where Graham was originally arrested for common assault and threats to kill.

Officers located the victim, a woman in her 30s, in a nearby park in a distressed state.

She made a number of allegations of rape and as a result of those Graham was further arrested, and subsequently suspended from duty.

An investigation was launched by detectives from the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Appeal following Tooting murder



Police investigating the murder of a 20 year-old in Tooting have released a CCTV image of a sliver Peugeot 307.

It’s believe those in the vehicle may hold key information regarding the murder.

Lewis Elwin died after being stabbed on Penwortham Road in April.

His funeral is being held today.

Two 19-year-old men were arrested in May on suspicion of murder and bailed pending further enquiries.

Detectives are seeking information on anyone who may haven been travelling in, or saw, a silver five-door Peugeot 307 with the vehicle registration KP03 ZTD in the same area at the time of Lewis' murder.

It was later found abandoned and burnt out in Putney Park Lane, on the same evening of the murder at 9pm.

Officers believe two or more people were seen in the car at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Jury retires in Ellie Butler murder trial

The jury has retired to consider the verdict in the trial of a Sutton dad accused of killing his daughter.

6 year-old Ellie Butler was found with fatal injuries in October 2013 while her father looked after her in Westover close.

36 year-old Ben Butler, denies murder and child cruelty.

Mr Butler's partner Jennie Gray has admitted perverting the course of justice in the wake of Ellie's death but denies child cruelty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Prince Charles has taken a tour of Richmond Park’s Ballet School, White Lodge this morning

The heir to the throne met with pupils, staff and took a look around the dance studios.

The Grade 1 listed house, which opened in 1730, sits in the middle of the park. It was originally used as a hunting house for George II.

In 1955, the Sadler's Wells Ballet School was granted the use of White Lodge on a permanent basis.

The school was later granted a Royal Charter and became the Royal Ballet School in 1956.

It is now recognised as one of the leading ballet schools in the world.

As part of its redevelopment programme, the Royal Ballet School relocated and enlarged its ballet museum to include a gallery.

The museum opened to the public in 2009 but closed last year
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The newly-elected MP for Tooting paid tribute to Jo Cox

Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan has won a decisive victory in the Tooting by-election.

She claimed a majority of more than 6,000 over her Conservative rival - twice that of her predecessor Sadiq Khan who stood down when he became London mayor.

But much of the focus was on the death of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed in her West Yorkshire constituency yesterday.

Ms Allin Khan didn't make a speech, but read a statement instead:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

CCTV released following Mitcham robbery





Police have released CCTV footage of four men they wish to identify following a violent robbery in Mitcham.

Two men had their mobile phones and cash stolen on Lavender Park road after a night out in May.

The victims were approached by four men as they headed towards the Tandem Centre, one of the victims was assaulted when he tried to run away.

The victim who tried to run away received medical care to his bruised right eye and a fractured jaw. The other victim did not request medical attention for his bruised right eye and cut to his tongue.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1 [ref: 214594] is described as a slim white man, aged in his mid 20s, 5ft 10ins tall with two blond pigtails. He was wearing a dark long-sleeved top and light coloured jeans.

Suspect 2 [ref: 214592] is described as a medium built black man, aged in his mid 20s, 5ft 7ins tall with short black hair. He was wearing a grey short-sleeved top and dark jeans.

Suspect 3 [ref: 214596] is described as a slim white man, aged in his mid 20s, 5ft 10ins tall with short black hair. He was wearing a white top with dark stripes across his chest and dark jeans.

Suspect 4 [ref: 214597] is described an Asian man with short black hair. He was wearing a dark jumper with large white writing across the top of his chest and dark trousers.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the men or who witnessed the robbery.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference numbers 214594 for suspect 1, 214592 for suspect 2, 214596 for suspect 3 and 214597 for suspect 4 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan pays tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox

Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan has paid tribute to Jo Cox after winning the Tooting by-election.

A two minute silence was held at Wandsworth Shortly after the count got under way.

Voters went to the polls to replace Sadiq Khan, following his election as the city's Mayor.

Wandsworth Council say the turnout was 42.5%

After claiming a majority of more than 6,000 over Conservative candidate Dan Watkins, she described Jo as a 'passionate campaigner."



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Labour win decisively in Tooting by-election

Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan has won a decisive victory in the Tooting by-election.

She claimed a majority of more than 6,000 over Conservative candidate Dan Watkins, twice that of her predecessor Sadiq Khan.

A two-minute silence was observed at the count, as the death of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox cast a shadow over the process.

Wandsworth Council say the turnout was 42.5%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 am  

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The hunt is on for unsung heroes in Sutton

Do you know an unsung hero who needs recognition?

The hunt is on for people who live or work in Sutton who go above and beyond the call of duty to make the area better.

The Sutton Stars Awards are being run by Sutton Housing Partnership.

It’s the first ever ceremony of its kind. Nominations for the awards close on the 31st of July.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

UPDATE: Wandsworth police arrest wanted sex offender

Wandsworth police have found a sexual offender wanted on recall to prison.

53 year old Michael Crabb was arrested today as a result of information received from the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

England have secured a dramatic win over Wales in their Euro 2016 game in Lens

Daniel Sturridge got an injury-time goal in their 2-1 victory.

These excited fans in the Boradway Caf in Tolworth told us how they felt about the game:



Meanwhile, Northern Ireland are looking for a much-needed win against Ukraine in Lyon, while Germany have Poland in Paris this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Parents in Merton have been warned to “be aware on school runs” after three reports of attempted abductions in ten days in Wimbledon and Raynes Park.

Officers have confirmed that no children have been harmed in any of the incidents.

The descriptions of vehicles and drivers given by the children are different and involve both male and female suspects.

Parents in Sutton have also been informed that students have been approached by unknown adults twice in the space of a week.

A spokesperson for Merton Police said that they have stepped up patrols in the area and are working with local authority partners to ensure that appropriate safety advice is available in the areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

A partial Closure Order has been issued to a flat in Walton-on-Thames

Flat 4 of 109 Terrace Road is subject to the order for three months after residents made complaints about antisocial behaviour and noise disruption at the property.

No one apart from the landlord, tenants and listed public bodies is allowed to enter the flat until September.

Anyone who witnesses any prohibited behaviour at the property must contact Surrey Police immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

The family of a student stabbed to death in Tooting have called on the Mayor to put knife crime at the top of the agenda

20 year old Lewis Elwin was murdered in April, yards away from Sadiq Khan’s home.

The new London Mayor has said that he “will work to ensure our young people are given positive choices to deter them from carrying knives and joining gangs.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

An elderly woman has died ten days after being hit by a motorbike in Croydon

Police were called on Sunday June the 5th, to St James's Road, near the junction with Tavistock Road.

The 81 year old woman was taken to hospital, but died yesterday.

Next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

A mother and child have been hit by a car in Feltham

The accident happened at 8.30 this morning in Fagg’s Road.

The air ambulance was called and the woman was taken to hospital with head injuries.

The child sustained minor injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene and was not arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Appeal following pub assault in Southfields



Police are hunting three men after a man was seriously assaulted following a row in a pub in Southfields.

CCTV footage of the suspects has been released in connection with the incident.

Leigh-Ann Gerrans has the details



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Man arrested outside West Croydon station

Police have arrested a man outside West Croydon station this morning.

He was detained on suspicion of carrying a bladed article, criminal damage and assaulting a police officer.

There were no injuries and the man has been taken to a South London Police Station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

40 people were led to safety in Nine Elms after a blaze broke out in a block of flats

Firefighters led 40 people to safety in Nine Elms after a blaze broke out in a block of flats, in the early hours of this morning.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters dealt with the fire on Deeley Road.

A flat on the third floor was badly damaged by the blaze.

Three residents living in the affected property left before the brigade arrived – one of them was taken to hospital.

An unattended candle is believed to have caused the blaze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Councilors are facing criticism when it comes to bin collections

Merton’s councilors are being accused of going back on their word when it comes to bin collections.

Lucy Mayer reports.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

A Woking based landlord has been fined sixteen thousand pounds

A Woking-based private landlord has been found guilty of putting his tenants’ lives at risk.

He rented out "substandard accommodation" in Monument Road, according to magistrates.

Mr Saleemi - from Sheerwater - was first convicted in October 2015.

He appealed the hearing - but has now been fined over 16 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Nuisance lorries in Hounslow


People in Hounslow are being asked to report lorries that are being parked on residential streets at night.

It’s after a ban came into force by the council in April following complaints from residents.

The sanction prohibits any lorries, buses or trucks from parking on the streets between 6.30pm and 8am.

They hope it will cut air pollution, congestion and free up streets so that residents to park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The people of #Tooting are at the polls again today

They’re casting their vote in the by-election.

It was called after MP Sadiq Khan was voted in as Mayor of London at the start of last month.

Stay tuned to Jackie, we'll bring you the results live on air as we get them.

The candidate list in full is;

Rosena Chantelle Allin-Khan, Labour Party
Dan Watkins, Conservative Party
Des Coke, Christian People's Party
Alexander James Glassbrook, Liberal Democrats
Howling Laud Hope, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Zirwa Javaid, Independent
Elizabeth Eirwen Jones, UK Independence Party
Ankit Love, One Love Party
Dr Akbar Ali Malik, Immigrants Political Party
Graham Harry Moore, English Democrats Love England - Leave EU!
Esther Dede Obiri-Darko, Green Party
Dr Zia Samadani, Independent
Smiley Smillie, Independent
Bobby Smith, Give Me Back Elmo
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Man from Wandsworth defrauded Department of Education out of over £1 million jailed

A man from Wandsworth who defrauded the Department for Education out of over £1million has been jailed.

37 year old Edward Chapman who lives off St John’s Hill in Battersea- set up 2 companies while working at the Department for Education and authorised several stolen payments to these groups.

In 2009 he bought a three story house in Wandsworth with the money, it was on the market for over £800,00 in 2009 is now valued at around £1,400,000.

He was jailed for 3 years and 4 months
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

Man jailed after New Malden rape

A 31 year old man has been charged following a rape in New Malden.

The alleged offence took place on the 4th April in Springfield Place- and Kirk Allen was arrested on the 10th June and charged the same day.

He was remanded in custody and due to appear in court on 1st July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 am  

Results are in after inspection at Springfield Hospital in Tooting

The results are in after a week - long intensive inspection at Springfield in Tooting.

7 out of 10 services at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust in Tooting have been rated as “good.”

The inspection by the Care Quality Commission found staff ‘caring’, ‘compassionate’ and services ‘well-led’

However, there are three areas that need work including the community based mental health services for adults.

Also, the rehabilitation mental health wards for working age adults.

Hospital bosses say they are confident these issues can be addressed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 am  

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A plane has made an emergency landing at Heathrow

A plane has made an emergency landing at Heathrow after reports of a pregnant woman was giving birth on board.

The Boeing 777 originally bound for New York from Saudi Arabia declared an emergency while flying over Northern Ireland.

An Ambulance was called to Heathrow airport where they picked up the women and took her to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

#Southern guards join the protest



RMT guards have been protesting this afternoon.

Yesterday, Southern Rail workers announced a fresh strike on June the 21st in their ongoing dispute over changing the role of conductors.

Southern has already been hit by three strikes and has been cancelling trains, with union members calling in sick, leading to staff shortages.

The service operates through areas including Epsom, Sutton and Clapham Junction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Battersea's Dogs in support of Armed Forces.

Battersea’s Dogs will come out in support of the armed forces on Saturday.

Wandsworth Parks Police have organised a dog show in Battersea Park.

The aim of the free event is to promote the armed forces, including the work done by dogs.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Exposure in Carshalton

Police are hunting a man who exposed himself to two girls near a café in Carshalton yesterday.

He approached the victims, two teenagers, who were walking a dog in Oaks Park and put his hands on the shoulders of one girl.

It was then that he exposed his genitals.

He was pushed away and left in the direction of Woodmansterne Road.

The suspect is described as of Arabic appearance, 6ft tall and stocky.

He was wearing a short-sleeved, khaki top and black shorts to the knees.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

The Conservative candidate in tomorrow’s by-election in #Tooting says he is confident of success second time round

Dan Watkins ran against Labour’s Sadiq Khan at the last election.

Mr Khan was elected to the position of London Mayor last month, prompting tomorrow’s by election.

Mr Watkins says he has spent the last four years learning what the people of Tooting want and need out of their MP.



The full list of candidates running in the by-election:

Rosena Chantelle Allin-Khan, Labour Party
Dan Watkins, Conservative Party
Des Coke, Christian People's Party
Alexander James Glassbrook, Liberal Democrats
Howling Laud Hope, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Zirwa Javaid, Independent
Elizabeth Eirwen Jones, UK Independence Party
Ankit Love, One Love Party
Dr Akbar Ali Malik, Immigrants Political Party
Graham Harry Moore, English Democrats Love England - Leave EU!
Esther Dede Obiri-Darko, Green Party
Dr Zia Samadani, Independent
Smiley Smillie, Independent
Bobby Smith, Give Me Back Elmo
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The people of Tooting will head to the polls tomorrow for the by-election.

It was called after Sadiq Khan stepped down as MP to become the first Muslim Mayor of London.

Labour’s candidate Dr Rosena-Allin Khan is hoping to secure victory.

We quizzed her on how she feels about the potential introduction of Crossrail2 to Tooting Broadway.



The full list of candidates running in the by-election:

Rosena Chantelle Allin-Khan, Labour Party
Dan Watkins, Conservative Party
Des Coke, Christian People's Party
Alexander James Glassbrook, Liberal Democrats
Howling Laud Hope, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Zirwa Javaid, Independent
Elizabeth Eirwen Jones, UK Independence Party
Ankit Love, One Love Party
Dr Akbar Ali Malik, Immigrants Political Party
Graham Harry Moore, English Democrats Love England - Leave EU!
Esther Dede Obiri-Darko, Green Party
Dr Zia Samadani, Independent
Smiley Smillie, Independent
Bobby Smith, Give Me Back Elmo
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Police have raided a house in Sutton

They forced entry to the property in Overton Road just before 7.30 this morning.

They found substances suspected to be cocaine and herbal cannabis, a set of scales, several hundreds of pounds in cash and a taser.

A man in his 20s and a woman in her late teens have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

The man was also arrested for a firearm offence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Britain's Laura Robson has been given a wild card for #Wimbledon

She's been working her way back up the rankings, having been troubled with injuries for a couple of years.

17-year-old Katie Swan also gets direct entry, after making her GB Fed Cup debut in February.

British pair James Ward and Liam Broady are among the other wild cards, as is Radek Stepanek, who took Andy Murray to five sets at the French Open recently.

There are more to be announced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Twickenham’s Heatham House is set to receive a £10,000 revamp of its skate park

The youth club in Whitton Road has been granted the cash by The Rugby Football Union Twickenham Legacy Fund.

The much-loved hang out has already undergone a massive £700,000 transformation.

Improvements included a new stage, state-of-the-art visual and audio equipment, and ground landscaping.

It’ll be officially reopened in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

It seems people living in the South East are some of the most charitable in the country

That’s according to new research collated as part of this week’s Small Charity Week.

Over the last year, 43% of us have attended a charity event and 31% donated online.

The youngsters are leading the way, with 48% of 25 to 34 year olds saying they volunteer to give something back to the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

If you didn’t manage to get to a street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th at the weekend, now is your second chance

Richmond, which held one of the highest numbers of street parities in London, is set to do it again.

It’s after the Council waived fees and cut the red tape to allow around 100 street parties last weekend.

The celebratory theme will continue when over 20 roads will close once again on Saturday and Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Chiswick’s scouts will be on hand to help firefighters when the station opens its doors to the public on Saturday

The 1st Chiswick Scouts are one of the oldest groups in the country, founded in 1908.

They’ll act as fire marshalls on the vintage trucks which will be on display for the public between 11 and 3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Almost 2,000 cub scouts will descend on Hook Road Arena in Epsom on Saturday



They're going on their wildest adventure yet.

They’ll come from across Surrey to mark 100 years since the movement was set up.

As well as celebrating their centenary, it’s hoped the events nationwide will encourage more youngsters to join.

Cub Scouts are aged between 8 and 11, and they’re actively encouraged to enjoy the outdoors through a range of activities.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Risk of eviction rises in London

New figures released show tenants in Croydon and Hillingdon face a greater risk of eviction than those in other parts of the country.

Hillingdon entered the list of top 20 “home threat hotspots” at number 8, as compiled by housing charity Shelter.

One in twenty-seven properties and over five-thousand renters are at risk in Croydon, which ranked at number 4.

It's claimed rising rents, welfare cuts and a chronic shortage of affordable homes are to blame.

Spokesman Roger Harding says help is available:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Middlesex Cricketer from Roehampton is called up to play for England

Middlesex all-rounder Dawid Malan from Roehampton has been called up to the England T-20 squad for the first time in his career.

Malan has been in excellent form this season and scored 93 against Hampshire at Uxbridge in Middlesex’s first T20 blast.

The good news hasn’t damaged his form yet, as he hit 70 in the first day of this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup.

His side won at Glamorgan by 28 runs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am  

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Kingston charity celebrates refugees and asylum seekers with special event

As part of this year’s Refugee Week, a Kingston charity is celebrating contributions that refugees and asylum seekers have made to the community.

For 25 years Refugee Action Kingston has supported thousands of vulnerable people to build a new future in the UK.

The charity’s raising awareness by inviting everyone to an evening of music, dance, performances and testimonials.

It’s on Monday 20th June at All Saints Church from 7 – 9pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Mum of boy who died when his Chertsey home flooded has denied using petrol-driven pump indoors

The mother of a boy who died when his home in Chertsey flooded has denied using a petrol-driven water pump indoors.

7-year-old Zane Gbangbola died in 2014 when water got into the house during floods that were affecting large parts of the county.

His mother, Nicole, told an inquest into his death she felt “vilified” by suggestions she’d used the pump indoors the day before his death.

Zane’s parents dispute tests which indicate he was killed by carbon monoxide from the pump; they believe the water was contaminated with toxic fumes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

#EUreferendum debate continues in #Kingston

The Sun Newspaper is backing a Brexit.

Britain’s biggest selling paper has form when choosing an allegiance, backing the Conservatives at the last election.

It cites immigration, jobs and quality of life as its reason for urging readers to vote out.

During a whistle stop tour of Kingston this morning, Ukip leader Nigel Farage told me this is common sense.



Meanwhile, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has made his case for staying in the EU.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm  

Police in Kingston have towed a £180,000 supercar



The lime green Lamborghini Huracan was stopped by night duty officers in Cambridge Road in the early hours of this morning.

Police say the driver had no insurance, and they forced the occupants out of the car.

He was fined and handed six penalty points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

The Rainbow Pride flag is flying at half - mast in Hounslow this afternoon



The move has been made to show solidarity to the victims of the Orlando shootings.

It's being reported the man who killed 49 people in a gay club was a regular there.

Several people have also come forward to say Omar Mateen had been using gay dating apps before the massacre.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, says:

“We are flying the Rainbow flag at half-mast outside the Civic Centre, to show our solidarity with the LGBT community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Purley fire fighter has been awarded in Her Majesty's 90th birthday honours list



A woman from Purley, who made UK fire service history has been awarded in Her Majesty's 90th birthday honours list.

Tooting Station manager, Sally Harper received the Queen's Fire Service Medal, for her dedication to the fire and rescue service.

She recently made history after becoming part of the first mother and daughter team to serve as firefighters at the same time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Appeal for witnesses following burglary at jewellers in West Byfleet

Police are appealing for witnesses after a smash and grab raid at a jewellers in West Byfleet.

Intruders broke through the front window of Brooklands Jewellers in Old Woking Road in the early hours of this morning.

They stole a large quantity of watches and gold jewellery before fleeing the scene in a dark saloon style car.

If you have any information contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Male moped rider sentenced to 5 years in jail at Croydon Crown Court




A 22 year-old male moped rider has been sentenced to 5 years in jail at Croydon Crown Court.

Frederick Shelley hit a police dog handler on the head with a brick, and then in the face with a piece of wood as he tried to avoid arrest in February.

He also taunted police into a pursuit by spraying a police car with a fire extinguisher in Carshalton.

The police officer was treated for a head injury at St Helier Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

The #Hounslow Hootenanny is one step closer today

The search is on to find the final band to complete the line-up at this year’s Hounslow Hootenanny.

The event is on July the 16th at the Musical Museum in Brentford, and will raise money for the Shelter Project, Hounslow, which houses fifteen men in winter.

Here’s event co-organisers Al Collingwood and Ed Addis.



If you'd like to register your band for the event, email [email protected] before July the 2nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Sutton Police Safer Parks Team clamps down on mopeds

Police in Sutton have issued a formal warning to another moped rider as part of their crackdown on mopeds being ridden off-road.

They responded to a call from a member of the public about two teenagers using one bike to ride around Cuddlington Recreation Park in Worcester Park.

The park was busy with families at the time.

The vehicle will be seized by police if the teenager is seen riding it again in an antisocial way within the next 12 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Croydon Council to extend scheme to reduce fly-tipping
A scheme that has seen drastic falls in fly-tipping is to be extended in Croydon.

By August, over 1,800 shop owners and residents in the flats above shops on London Road face a fine if they leave their rubbish on the pavement for collection on non-collection days.

It’s part of a scheme by the Council to cut down on fly-tipping, which is now being extended throughout London Road.

The policy was trialed from March with 100 addresses in Thornton Heath high street, and as a result the council has so far reduced daily collections by 1.5 tonnes and seen an increase in recycling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Missing vulnerable teenager found

A missing boy from Croydon has been found safe and well.

Police were appealing to the public after 16 year old James Norris, who has a mental age of 5, went missing from his home in Croydon.

However he has since been found and has returned to his family home in Norbury.

The Police thanked the public for their help
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Monday, 13 June 2016

Police appeal for the whereabouts of Battersea woman



Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a woman who is missing from Battersea.

31-year-old Hamdi Farah, 31, was last seen on Sunday 12th June, in Ravenet Court.

She is a light skinned black woman, around 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build.

She was last seen wearing a black dress, a black headscarf with a grey tweed jacket with a hood and was carrying a rucksack.

It’s believed Hamdi could be in Lambeth, Westminster or in north London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Woman charged in connection with the disappearance of a child has been remanded in custody

A woman, charged in connection with the disappearance of a child, has been remanded in custody ahead of her next court appearance.

31-year-old Victoria Gayle appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today, charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial and perverting the course of justice.

An investigation was launched following the disappearance of a baby born in Barnet in 2004, who has not been seen for more than 11 years.

Gayle is due to appear at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 8th July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

Police appeal for help to trace missing autistic boy from Croydon



A severely autistic boy has gone missing from Croydon this afternoon.

16-year-old James Norris, who has a mental age of five, has been missing from his home in Norbury Crescent since shortly after 4pm.

James is unaware of where he lives, doesn’t know the area and may be a danger to himself.

It's unknown which direction he travelled in after leaving home and he does not have access to any money.

He’s white, 5ft tall, with short brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue polo top, blue jeans or trousers, trainers and black glasses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

Seven including Walton man and Weybridge woman charged for drink or drug driving

Seven people have so far been charged in week one of Surrey Police’s crack-down on drink and drug driving.

A man from Walton and a woman from Weybridge were among those caught out by officers on random patrols.

Known as operation Dragonfly, the initiative sees officers actively combatting those who take drugs or drink before driving.

In a controversial step, they are also releasing the names of those charged and tweeting about them in the hope of preventing others doing the same thing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Sian Berry speaks about the housing crisis at a redevelopment in Ham

New figures have revealed the extent of the housing crisis for young Londoners.

The UK’s largest estate agent, Countrywide, claims they are spending almost 60% of their income on rent.

Rent prices in the capital have increased by 48% since 2007, that’s more than four times faster than incomes.

Speaking to us from a housing redevelopment in Ham, is Green party member Sian Berry.

She explains how the situation prevented her from getting a foot on the housing ladder

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

Chef Gordon Ramsay thanks fans for support following sad news

Gordon Ramsay has confirmed his wife, Tana, has suffered a miscarriage five months into her pregnancy.

The celebrity chef and his wife, who live with their four children on Wandsworth Common, had been expecting their fifth child, a boy.

He's written a message on Facebook saying they are "healing as a family" and wanted to thank people for their good wishes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The inquest into the death of a seven year-old boy who died when his home in Chertsey flooded has started

Zane Gbangbola died in 2014 when water got into the house during floods that affected large parts of the county.

A post mortem examination found he'd died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator being used to pump the water from the house.

But his parents refute the findings; they believe the water was contaminated with toxic fumes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Deadline approaching for entries to the Hounslow Business Awards

There’s just under a week to go for businesses to be nominated for the annual Hounslow Business Awards.

Now in its fourth year, the awards are sponsored by Hounslow Council, and organised by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Hounslow Highways.

They aim to recognise the achievements of businesses and the part they play in the community.

Companies of any size can enter for 12 different categories including “Best New Business” and “Innovator of the Year”.

Finalists will be invited to a ceremony at a hotel by Syon Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

E-fit released following indecent exposure in Epsom



Surrey Police has released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an indecent exposure in Epsom last Friday evening.

The incident took place around 7.15pm in Treadwell Road, when a man followed four schoolgirls into an alleyway before pulling his trousers down and exposing himself. He then grabbed one of the girls around the top of her leg and tried pulling her towards him. She punched him and he ran off.

The suspect is described as around 40 years old, around 5ft 10 tall, and of a large build, olive-skinned with a dark beard and brown eyes. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a red top and black jeans and spoke with a foreign accent.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or with any other information, to come forward straightaway.

If you can help, call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference 45160046815; if you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

A biker is in a serious condition after colliding with a car in Stanwell this morning

The accident, involving a white Mini and a black Honda motorbike, took place around 6.50 in Clare Road.

The motorcyclist was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with serious injuries.

The female driver of the Mini was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey as a precaution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Police have stepped up the hunt to find two men wanted for questioning over a brawl outside Sutton station on Derby day



Four men and two women aged between 19 and 35 have so far been arrested in connection with the incident on Saturday June the 4th at around 8pm.



Officers also want to speak to two members of the public who were near the bus stop outside the station where the disturbance took place.

One is a woman in her 30s, who was walking north along Brighton Road towards the train station entrance.

She was wearing a dark coloured top, black trousers and knee high boots.

She was with a girl aged 3 to 4, wearing a pink top. When she sees what’s happening, she picks up the child and crosses the road.

The other witness police want to speak to is a black man, with a beard, who appeared to be filming the incident on his mobile phone.

If you have any information about the men pictured, or you are one of the witnesses police wish to speak to, contact Sutton Police Station on 101 quoting ref no: 4006189/16. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Gatwick Airport closes main runway

Passengers for Gatwick Airport are being advised to check for delays before travelling.

It follows the closure of the main runway for repairs, after claims the surface had started to break up following a routine inspection.

A total of 17 flights had to be diverted to other airports.

The airport has apologised for the disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Croydon pupil wins composing competition

A talented Croydon pupil has beaten more than 300 entrants to win a composing competition.

8-year-old Megan Henderson, a pupil at Atwood Primary School, won the first Croydon Heart Town competition for her song about the benefits of swimming.

The competition encourages children to compose songs to help residents keep fit and healthy.

Megan’s song has been professionally recorded at Scream Studios.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Southern services continue to be affected as dispute over pay flares ahead of talks

A row over bosses' pay has flared ahead of crucial talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over staffing at Southern railways.

Members of the RMT union are protesting at plans to change the role of conductors.

The dispute has already led to strikes and delays between Milton Keynes and Clapham Junction, and between Victoria and Brighton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Flight forced to return to Heathrow

A British Airways flight has been forced to return to Heathrow after the pilot declared "an emergency" minutes after take-off.

Flight 1340 was bound for Leeds yesterday morning but was forced to turn around.

It’s believed the captain requested a priority landing, citing a “technical issue.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 am  

Lu continues fine grass-court season with win in Surbiton



Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu is the 2016 Aegon Surbiton Trophy Tennis men’s champion.

The 3rd seed beat Romanian qualifier Marius Cophil 7-5 7-6 - eventually wining an epic second set tie-breaker 11-9.

The winner had to deal with a change of surface as rain forced them indoors with Lu leading 5-4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Epsom man banned from driving for two years after police pursuit

A man from Epsom has been banned from driving for two years after a police pursuit.

44-year-old Jonathan Lewis drove at up to 90 miles per hour during the pursuit between junctions six and ten of the M25 in April.

Lewis admitted to dangerous driving and having no insurance at a previous hearing at Guildford Crown Court.

He was also given a 13-month community order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Leatherhead man arrested following fight after England-Russia tie yesterday

A Leatherhead man has been arrested following a fight after the England-Russia tie last night.

Three people were injured in the brawl on Stoke Road in Guildford on a stretch between two pubs.

The 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody.

The three injured people were treated for cuts and bruises after bottles and glasses were thrown during the fight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:31 pm  

Man dies following single vehicle collision in Lower Kingswood

A man from South West London has died following a collision in Lower Kingswood this morning.

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after the collision involving a silver Volkswagen Passat at the roundabout with Babylon Lane at around 6.40.

The driver, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Marina Melnikova wins women's final of Surbiton Tennis Trophy

There was a break in the clouds as the women's final of the Surbiton Tennis Trophy got underway.

Veteran Stephaine Foretz and Marina Melnikova battled it out on centre court.

Melnikova won the first set 6-3. The second set went to a tense tie-break which she won 8-6.

She tells us how it's feels to win.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm  

Runnymede MP and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stands firm on UK border restrictions

The MP for Runnymede Philip Hammond insists UK border restrictions wouldn’t be lifted to more than a million Turkish citizens.

The claims that up to 1 point 5 million Turkish citizens could be allowed to enter without visas have been dismissed as completely untrue by Mr Hammond who’s also Foreign Secretary.

The Sunday Times says it's seen documents which suggest EU officials are trying to keep any visa deal with Turkey under wraps until after the referendum.

The Runnymede MP has been joined in his insistence that UK border restrictions would not be lifted by Home Secretary Theresa May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Woman to appear before Wimbledon magistrates after disappearance of a baby.

A woman will appear before Wimbledon Magistrates in the morning charged following the disappearance of a baby in north London.

The baby's not been seen for more than 11 years.

The 31 year-old's been charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial, after the discovery of human remains at a house in West Hendon.

Two other people have also been arrested and bailed by police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Paws will be padding into Hampton Court Palace Flower Show next month



Dogs Trust will unveil its first ever garden to celebrate the charity’s 125th anniversary.

The aim is to get visitors to the event thinking about re-homing a dog. The charity never puts a healthy animal to sleep.

Designed by acclaimed designer Paul Hervey – Brooks, 'A Dog's Life' will be a space for both people and their pets to enjoy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

#Surbiton Trophy



Stephanie Foretz has made it through to the women’s final of the Surbiton Tennis Trophy

The French player defeated former US Open quarter-finalist Melanie Oudin in three tight sets 4-6 6-4 6-2

After the match we caught up with her and asked how she feels being the oldest player in the draw.

She will now play the inform Russian Merina Melnikova in Sundays final who earlier defeated the Argentinian Catolina Pella in another three setter 3-6 6-3 7-6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

#Surbiton Trophy

It's been semi-finals day at the Surbiton Trophy.

Yen Hsun Lu caused an upset in the first men’s singles semi final defeating the number 2 seed Australia’s Jordan Thompson.

The number 3 seed from Taipei won the match in three tight sets 6-7 6-3 7-6.

He now will face the winner of the second semi between qualifier Romanian Marius Cophil and number 4 seed Bjorn Fratangelo which was halted due to rain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 am  

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