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Saturday, 25 June 2016
Pride Parade in Central London
Tens of thousands of people joined the Pride parade through central London.
The annual celebratory march, now in its 43rd year, stopped for a minute to remember the victims shot dead in a gay nightclub in Orlando.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined the celebrations calling for revellers to ‘respect, embrace and celebrate our diversity’
The parade got under way in the West End with an increased visible police presence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 pm
Hammersmith and Fulham council offers EU friendship
Hammersmith and Fulham Council has issued a message of friendship to EU citizens after Thursday’s result.
Publishing a statement on their website, their council leader Stephen Cowan was keen to issue ‘clear and very warm’ words to the ‘thousands of EU citizens that have made our borough their home’.
The area had returned high support for Remain, with 70% of voters supporting it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
A man who drove at speeds of over 140mph has been jailed for a fatal hit and run collision in Isleworth.
30 year old Farhan Ali from Hounslow was sentenced for six-and-a-half years at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday for causing death by dangerous driving.
He was found guilty after crashing his BMW, killing 31 year old pedestrian Janusz Partyka on the A4 Great West Road in February this year.
Mr Ali failed to stop at the scene and just four days later was arrested again for speeding again on the M40.
He received a further 12 months in prison for that offence in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
EU students' fees held at Egham university
An Egham university wants students to know that the Brexit vote will not change anything for foreign students for the next couple of years.
The principal of Royal Holloway, Paul Layzell, wants to re-assure those starting courses this year or next year, who are from the EU, that they will pay the same fees as UK students for the duration of their studies.
There will be no immediate impact on the immigration status of EU students or EU funded research projects but the implications of the vote will evolve over time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am
Mole Valley reviews Anti-Fraud policy
Mole Valley District Council’s Executive is being asked to consider a revised report on its Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy next month.
The policy will ensure that Mole Valley’s stance of zero tolerance towards fraud, theft and corruption is made clear.
It will be designed to encourage prevention, promote detection, identify clear pathways for investigation and reduce financial loss.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 am
Friday, 24 June 2016
Missing Lambeth woman
Police are appealing for help to trace a woman missing from Lambeth.
28 year old Amanda Moore was last seen on the 8th June.
She is white, about 5ft 4in tall, slim with blonde hair and is known to frequent Streatham, Kennington and Camberwell.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm
Vehicle "collides" with house in #Croydon
Police have closed Epsom road following the accident at 4.30pm.
There are no reports of any injuries.
Meanwhile, Streatham High Road has been closed for almost 3 hours after a car hit a pedestrian just after 1pm.
A man was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not life threatening.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates, or follow @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm
A serving police constable attached to Merton borough was formally dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service.
PC Irshad Kamal answered allegations at a special case hearing, that his conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of: 'Discreditable Conduct'.
On Monday, the 29th of February, at Southwark Crown Court, PC Kamal pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism that took place in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
He was sentenced to:
- A two-year Community Order with supervision, and a requirement to attend a programme for sexual offenders;
- 100 days unpaid work to run concurrent for each guilty plea;
- £750 costs;
- a £60 victim surcharge;
- Issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to:
1. Not to be in direct contact with sex workers/escorts/or any other person for whom payment for sexual services is expected.
2. To sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years.
The officer was suspended from duty in November 2014 while the Directorate of Professional Standards carried out their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm
Officers investigating an incident where a man and woman were found dead at a property in Fulham have completed the post-mortem examinations
Police and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man and a woman, both aged 50, inside the address suffering stab injuries.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene and a murder investigation was launched .
A post-mortem examination found the cause of death for the female to be multiple stab wounds.
The cause of death for the man was found to be a self inflicted stab wound to the chest.
Detectives are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Lambeth based police officer charged with common assault
Police Constable Gary Knight has been charged with common assault and actual bodily harm.
The officer will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday the 7th of July.
The charge follows an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards into allegations made following the arrest of a suspect in January.
The officer is on restricted duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Officers in Kensington and Chelsea are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 12-year-old girl
Imaan Abdi was last seen yesterday morning when she left her home in Notting Hill to go to school
She did not turn up for school and both family and police are concerned for her welfare.
Imaan is described as black, 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build.
When last seen, she was wearing her school uniform, however police believe she has changed into casual clothing, possibly a black leather jacket, white dress, black leggings and Nike trainers with a pink logo.
She is believed to have been in the Shepherds Bush and Notting Hill Gate area yesterday.
Anyone with information asked to call Kensington and Chelsea CID on 07747 762 924 or via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
England rugby union international Danny Cipriani has been banned from the roads for 18 months after being convicted of drink-driving
The fly-half from Raynes Park crashed his black Mercedes into a taxi in Fulham last June.
He had spent the night drinking cocktails and champagne.
A trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court heard he was so drunk his eyes were "glazed" and he couldn't stand straight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm
What now for #Heathrow after the #Brexit vote?
Plans for a new runway at Heathrow could well and truly be up in the air following the Brexit news.
An expansion decision was due to be called by the Government on the 7th or 8th of July, with the go ahead for expansion expected to go to Heathrow.
But after David Cameron's move for resignation this morning, Boris Johnson, who is fiercely opposed to a third runway, is one of the contenders to take over as Prime Minister.
Campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion says a new timetable should now merge on a decision about airport expansion.
Chair of HACAN, John Stewart, has told Jackie's Lucy Mayer people living under the flight path still need an answer sooner rather than later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
#Wimbledon first round draw
Andy Murray v Liam Broady (Tuesday)
Aljaz Bedene v Richard Gasquet (Tuesday)
Kyle Edmund v Adrian Mannarino (Monday)
Dan Evans v Jan-Lennard Struff (Monday)
James Ward v Novak Djokovic (Monday - first on Centre Court)
Brydan Klein v Nicolas Mahut (Monday)
Alex Ward v David Goffin (Monday)
Johanna Konta v Monica Puig (Tuesday)
Heather Watson v Annika Beck (Tuesday)
Naomi Broady v Elina Svitolina (Monday)
Laura Robson v Angelique Kerber (Monday)
Tara Moore v Alison Van Uytvanck (Tuesday)
Katie Swan v Timeo Babos (Tuesday)
Serena Williams v qualifier/lucky loser
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest throughout the tournament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am
#EuRef the next step
David Cameron says he's stepping down as Prime Minister after the UK voted to leave the EU.
He says he believes the country needs "fresh leadership" and expects a new PM to be in place by the Tory party conference in October.
Carshalton’s MP says he’s disappointed in the way Sutton voted.
Only five boroughs voted to leave the EU, with Sutton being one of them.
Speaking to Jackie's Leigh Ann Gerrans, Remain campaigner Tom Brake says he will need to find a way to push forward with the rest of London.
Meanwhile, former Tooting MP and Mayor or London Sadiq Khan, has given his reaction.
Epsom and Ewell MP, and Brexit campaigner Chris Grayling wanted David Cameron to stay on as Prime Minister despite the result.
The Leader of the Commons says he's disappointed he's decided to go.
Kingston's MP, James Berry, is also sad the PM is standing down.
Kingston Council Leader Kevin Davis has issued this statement;
"The result has been a shock, but we should ditch the apocalyptic language and look forward to our new role in EU. 'Out' must not be the end."
The leader of Hammersmith and Fulham council has thanked the EU citizens that have made it their home.
70% of the borough’s residents cast a remain vote yesterday.
“The result is a shock to many and so on this particular day, this administration wants to send a very clear and very warm message of welcome to the thousands of EU citizens that have made our borough their home.
We are deeply grateful for the businesses they’ve started, the hard work they do, and for how our culture has been enriched because they have chosen to live with us in our beautiful corner of West London. We will do everything we can to ensure all of the borough’s EU residents feel as welcome today, and each day thereafter, as they did yesterday.
What happens next for our country and its relationships with other countries is unclear. The turmoil on the financial markets reflects some of that. But we in H&F will continue to work hard to support local businesses and do everything in our power to fight for the prosperity and well-being of all who live here.”
The London boroughs as they voted.
Barking and Dagenham REMAIN 27,750; LEAVE 46,130
Barnet REMAIN 60823 LEAVE 39387
Bexley: REMAIN 47603 LEAVE 80886
Brent: REMAIN 72,523 LEAVE 48,881
Bromley: REMAIN 92,398 LEAVE 90,034
Camden: REMAIN 71,295 LEAVE 23,838
City of London: REMAIN 3,312 LEAVE 1,087
Croydon REMAIN 92913 LEAVE 78221
Ealing: REMAIN 90,024 LEAVE 59, 017
Enfield REMAIN 76,425 LEAVE 60,481
Greenwich REMAIN 65248 LEAVE 52117
Hackney: REMAIN 83398 LEAVE 22868
Hammersmith and Fulham REMAIN 56,188 LEAVE 24,054
Haringey: REMAIN 79,991 LEAVE 25,855
Harrow REMAIN 64042 LEAVE 53183
Havering: REMAIN 42,201; LEAVE 96,885
Hillingdon: REMAIN 58,040 LEAVE 74,982
Hounslow REMAIN 58755 LEAVE 56321
Islington: REMAIN 76,420 LEAVE 25,180
Kensington and Chelsea: REMAIN 37,601 LEAVE 17,138
Kingston upon Thames: REMAIN 52,533 LEAVE 32,737
Lambeth: REMAIN 111,584 LEAVE 30,340
Lewisham REMAIN 86995 LEAVE 37518
Merton: REMAIN 63,003 LEAVE 37,097
Newham REMAIN 55,328 LEAVE 49,371
Redbridge REMAIN 69213 LEAVE 59020
Richmond upon Thames: REMAIN 75,396 LEAVE 33,410
Southwark: REMAIN 94,293 LEAVE 35,209
Sutton REMAIN 49319 LEAVE 57241
Tower Hamlets: REMAIN 73,011 LEAVE 35,244
Waltham Forest: REMAIN 64,156 LEAVE 44,395
Wandsworth: REMAIN 118,463 LEAVE 39,421
Westminster REMAIN 53928 LEAVE 24268
Here’s a picture of how the voting went in Surrey:
Elmbridge: +19.1% in favour of REMAIN
Epsom & Ewell: +4.2% in favour of REMAIN
Guildford: +12.3% in favour of REMAIN
Mole Valley: +0.9% in favour of REMAIN
Reigate & Banstead: +1% in favour of LEAVE
Runnymede: +8.5% in favour of LEAVE
Spelthorne: +20.6% in favour of LEAVE
Surrey Heath: +2% in favour of LEAVE
Tandridge: +5.7% in favour of LEAVE
Waverley: +16.8% in favour of REMAIN
Woking: +12.3% in favour of REMAIN
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am
Cameron Resigns After UK Votes For Brexit
David Cameron is resigning as prime minister after the UK voted to leave the European Union
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am
All the ballot papers from yesterday's referendum on EU membership have been counted - LEAVE WINS
Leave won 51.9% of the total vote to Remain's 48.1% after the final count of the EU referendum was completed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am
TV architect George Clarke has formally opened a new engineering centre at #Carshalton College
The TEC centre will provide workshops focussing on carpentry, plastering, plumbing and motor vehicles.
Clarke is best known for his TV show “Amazing Spaces.”
He says the centre will open up a world of opportunities to students.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
No Euro football for Wimbledon tennis fans
Tennis fans hoping to catch some of Euro 2016 at Wimbledon will be left disappointed.
Tournament officials have announced they won’t be showing live coverage on the big screen of England’s last 16 match against Iceland in Nice on Monday, or any other games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am
Bus and fire engine crash in Brixton
Seven people have been injured after a packed London bus and a fire engine crashed at a busy road junction in Brixton during rush hour.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 6.15pm yesterday after the two vehicles collided at the junction with Acre Lane outside Lambeth Town Hall.
Medics treated seven people at the scene.
A male firefighter and the male bus driver were taken to hospital, along with a 48-year-old female bus passenger.
Their injuries are not thought to be serious.
It is not known if the fire engine was responding to an emergency call.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 am
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Elmbridge gets counting
Ballots in the referendum arrive in sacks at the Elmbridge count.
With a long night of counting ahead, workers at the Elmbridge Leisure Centre in Walton get to work opening envelopes of ballots from the polling stations across the borough.
The result of the count is not expected until the early hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm
Man sentenced to eight years imprisonment for string of sex attacks in Clapham and Brixton
A man has been sentenced for a string of sex attacks across Clapham and Brixton.
28 year old Medhi Midani was convicted of seven assaults on women, which took place in October.
He was found guilty of six counts and admitted a seventh at Inner London Crown Court.
Senior investigating officer DI Keith Braithwaite was at the court today:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm
A Norbiton-based union's calling for the government to ‘urgently’ give firefighters a formal duty to respond to flooding
The Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union is calling on the government to ‘urgently’ give firefighters a formal duty to respond to flooding.
The call comes as huge swathes of the capital were left submerged after heavy rainfall last night.
LFB officers received 550 weather related calls and attended 400 incidents.
A spokesman told us: “It is a national scandal that the fire and rescue service has no formal duty to respond to flooding emergencies.
It means firefighters are not properly funded for the work they do, with the most pressing concern being the lack of suitable equipment.”
Last month, the brigade was accused of telling bystander Gareth Parish, who had called for help after flooding in Wallington, they were too busy.
The Brigade refuted his claim saying officers were at the scene within 6 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm
Car and motorbike enthusiasts have been stopped from taking part in a “planned cruise” of the Kimpton Industrial Estate in Sutton
Police became concerned after a website was spotted encouraging drivers and riders to “go mental:” a reference to stunts.
The promoter was contacted and asked to cancel the event and the website was removed.
However, during a patrol of the site last Friday, officers stopped and seized a ‘stunt’ motorbike for having no insurance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to a knee injury.
She's failed to recover from the problem that forced her out of the French Open last month
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in #Battersea
Police were called to an address in Wayford Street, just after 4pm on Tuesday. The 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe the victim is Matthew Kitandwe. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as stab injuries.
An 18-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Plans for Kingston’s £30 million proposed cycling programme are to be scrutinised by residents
The council has launched four consultations on the 10 schemes that make up the Go Cycle Programme.
One project in Portsmouth Road has already been criticised by some for being too narrow for bikes and cars to use together.
The money was handed to Kingston by the Mayor of London and TfL. To have your say, go to Kingston Councils’ website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm
Heavy rainfall overnight has lead #Kingston Council to move a polling station in Chessington
Voting has begun across the UK in the EU referendum.
Heavy rainfall overnight resulting in flooding has forced the closure of a polling station on Devon Way in Chessington.
The polling station has been moved to Hook Centre, Kingston council is urging Devon Way voters to place their vote at the revised location.
The Shiraz Mirza centre in Old Malden has also closed and people are asked to use Malden Manor Children's Centre instead.
Polling stations close at 10pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
#Flooding continues to cause chaos as the morning progresses
Thanks to @SuperRupes for the video above of people trying to pass under Worcester Park railway bridge.
The advice is to try and avoid, rather than drive through.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Victim of fatal collision in Croydon is named
An 81 year-old woman who died following a collision with a motorcycle in Croydon has been named as Shirley Clayton.
The incident happened on St James Road, near the junction with Tavistock Road on Sunday the 5th of June.
Mrs Clayton was taken to a south London hospital where she died on Wednesday 15 June.
A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
The rider of the motorcycle stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. There have been no arrests at this time.
Detective Sergeant Wendy Parker said: "Sadly the victim has died and it is imperative that anyone who may have seen the collision or who came to the lady's aid comes forward to speak to us.
"In particular there were two people waiting at a nearby bus stop who we have not been able to identify. We believe they may hold crucial information, as they would have been in a very good position to see what happened. I would urge anyone with any information to get in contact at the earliest opportunity."
Anyone with information should contact the officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8285 1574 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am
Make sure you check your #EUref polling station before heading out
This is Sacred Heart School in New Malden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
#Flooding causes chaos once again in SW London and Surrey
With a roundup of some of the most troublesome areas in South West London and Surrey, here’s our traffic and travel correspondent Lucy Mayer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am
Scene outside Surbiton station this morning after heavy rainfall
Trains from Surbiton are severely disrupted after lightning struck signalling between Weybridge and Surbiton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am
Heavy rain causes chaos across South West London
Commuters face travel chaos this morning after torrential rain and thunderstorms battered the capital.
London Fire Brigade says it's had a day's worth of calls in 90 minutes.
More than 300 people phoned in between 1-30 and 3am - with reports of lightning strikes, flooded homes and rising waters trapping vehicles.
Several Tube stations across London – including Tooting Broadway were closed due to flooding.
There are delays at Surbiton station after Lightning struck signalling between Weybridge and Surbiton.
A car under water in Clapham curiosity of @elliotwagland
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am
People of #Croydon urged to turn out for #ArmedForcesDay
The armed forces will be celebrated across the UK on Saturday; Armed Forces Day
As part of the events in London, people are being encouraged to head to Mitcham Army Reserve Centre for a family fun day.
The free event will include arena displays involving military combat vehicles, as well as physical training and joint fire and army demonstrations.
There will also be the chance to find out more about joining the army or the reserves.
It's taking place between 10am and 4pm.
A lunch at Croydon Park Hotel (pictured below) on Monday, kicked off the celebrations with the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag at the Town Hall.
Phil Mason is a staff sergeant at Mitcham Barracks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am
Attempted smash and grab raid in Chobham
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted ram raid at a supermarket in Chobham.
The incident took place at the Tesco Express store in Station Road around 4am on Tuesday when a black 4x4 approached the store and two men got out and smashed a store window.
The men then entered the store and unsuccessfully attempted to remove a cashpoint from the store before driving away from the scene at high speed.
At this early stage it does not appear that any items were stolen during the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 am
Appeal for witnesses following sexual assault in Tooting
Police in Merton have issued an appeal for witnesses following a sexual assault in Tooting.
On June the 18th, between 2:00 and 3:00 , a female was followed from a bus on Tooting High Street and sexually assaulted on Seely Road.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 5'07" in height. He is approximately 23 - 32 years of age.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 am
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
A promising young footballer has been stabbed to death at his front door in Battersea
18 year old Matthew Kitwande was ambushed as he put his key in the lock on returning home from Wimbledon College yesterday.
He’s the third teenager to be killed in London this year.
A neighbour told The Evening Standard that she saw three young men jump out of a car and act as if they were looking for someone shortly before the stabbing.
Matthew played as a right back for Colliers Wood United and had just been promoted to the first team.
An 18 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody in a south London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm
The grandfather of murdered six year old Ellie Butler said that he’s disowned his “aggressive and threatening” daughter, Jennie Gray.
Neal Gray told the BBC that he and his wife “fought tooth and nail” to keep Ellie, but were seen as “troublemakers”.
The youngster went back to live with her parents 11 months before her death.
36 year old Butler, from Sutton, was convicted of her murder yesterday and jailed for a minimum of 23 years.
Ellie's mother was found guilty of child cruelty but had admitted perverting the course of justice. She was jailed for 42 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm
Call for more homes to house refugees coming to #Kingston
Kingston Council is still appealing for more properties to be made available to house those fleeing the conflict in Syria.
The first family was re-homed in the borough earlier this year.
Their resettlement is part of the Government’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme after a landlord came forward to offer a suitable property.
Future refugees housed through the scheme will also be supported by a Refugee Action Kingston caseworker and a housing case worker, arranged by the council and funded by the Home Office.
In order to qualify for the funding, homes need to be self-contained and available to rent for at least a 12 month period.
Interested landlords should contact: David Hill, Kingston Council’s Accommodation Services Lead Officer on 020 8547 5412 or email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm
#Kingston housing services are changing; have your say
A funding gap in the councils housing budget means money saving measures are being put into place.
There are two options, detailed below, but before a decision is made, the council wants your views if you are a tenant or leaseholder.
Option 1 - owned and managed by the Council
The Council will continue to manage housing services and staff, but will have to introduce new ways of working to meet the budget gap, whilst striving to maintain a high quality of customer service. To deliver housing services on a smaller and more efficient budget, the Council will consider all areas of how it manages services. This may include office accommodation, staffing levels and the terms and conditions of its maintenance contracts.
Option 2 - owned by the Council but managed by a different organisation
An external organisation will manage some or all housing services with their own staff, but the Council will continue to act as landlord. Staff currently employed by the Council could transfer into the employment of the new organisation. Specifications for the new housing service will be developed and managed by the Council according to the needs of the service.
The legal rights of residents (as set in their tenancy agreements) will remain unchanged, regardless of the way future housing services are provided. This means residents:
- Remain a Kingston Council tenant and their tenancy will continue as is;
- Benefit from the same right to buy privileges (dependent on their tenancy);
- Continue to have access to housing advice, support and services such as repairs and maintenance.
The Council will continue to own the housing stock and act as Landlord under both options.
To have your say, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm
The father of an Esher College student who died after taking the party drug MDMA has warned of the risks of taking the substance.
17 year old Emily Lyon fell ill at the 02 arena on Friday night. Paramedics were called to the venue after her friends raised the alarm.
She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly before 1am on Saturday.
A 17 year old boy was arrested in Kingston later that day on suspicion of possession of MDMA with intent to supply. He’s been bailed until August.
A spokeswoman from the 02 Arena said that their “thoughts are with [Emily’s] family and friends at this difficult times.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
An accountant found dead alongside her long-term partner at their home in Fulham has been described as a “kind and loving mother” by friends and neighbours
The bodies of 49 year old Helen Fraser and 50 year old Steve Bernard were found with stab wounds in a suspected murder-suicide.
Police aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and inquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
Train delays between Wimbledon and Waterloo
Trains were brought to a standstill between Wimbledon and Waterloo earlier.
It’s after an emergency call was accidentally made from the train depot.
Services resumed with delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm
Fire in Chertsey
Police say a fire which killed a horse in a stable block near Chertsey, was started deliberately.
The blaze broke out in Lyne in the early hours of Sunday.
It is believed the fire was started after suspects set light to some bedding and threw it through an open window.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
A man from Brentford is jailed after armed drugs theft
A man from Brentford’s been jailed along with other members of a gang who armed themselves with a machine gun to rob drug dealers.
20 year old Hamza Jama was sentenced to 16 years for his part in a plot to steal cannabis with intent to supply, and possession of a MAC-10 gun.
Detectives followed Jama, an accomplice and a woman ‘getaway driver’ after the theft last year from drug dealers in Hayes.
Officers carried out an armed stop on their car and found nine kilograms of cannabis, with a street value of £58,000 as well as the machine gun, cable ties and duct tape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Prudential RideLondon to lead the way in parity for men and women cyclists
Prudential RideLondon has launched hashtag Pedal Parity, a new social media campaign to mark its landmark 2016 edition.
For the first time this year the world’s best female cyclists will be paid the same as their male counterparts.
the UCI Women’s WorldTour race on Saturday 30th July will offer a 100,000 Euros prize pot - equal to that in the men’s Classic, which takes place 24 hours later.
Prudential RideLondon is leading the way in redressing the financial gap in top level men’s and women’s events.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Croydon Council maintains tough stance on litter
Croydon Council have now prosecuted over a hundred people for fly-tipping and littering in their campaign, Don’t Mess With Croydon –Take Pride.
Magistrates ordered the latest eleven culprits to pay a total of over £4,000 for offences ranging from fly-tipping waste to dropping cigarette ends.
Those prosecuted yesterday include Charlene Daniel from Croydon who dumped several bags of household rubbish in Church Road.
And Tyrone Agbeko from Beddington who left a bed base, TV monitor, bedding and household waste on a public footpath in Dalmally Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm
Southern rail passengers frustrated as delays continue
Rail passengers are still facing disruption on some Southern services following a 24-hour strike which saw nearly 900 trains cancelled.
The company said train crew shortages and trains out of normal positions were causing the continued delays and cancellations.
Some passengers - frustrated by the ongoing disruption - took to social media to complain.
Ben Barden tweeted: "What a joke. Today's train cancelled due to lack of crew. Which day was the southern strike again?
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm
A Met police officer is cleared of gross misconduct
A Met Police officer is to be reinstated after a panel cleared him of gross misconduct at a hearing in Fulham yesterday.
Trainee Detective Constable Marcus Hamlin was facing allegations he tested positive for cannabis and cocaine.
It’s after he took a random drugs test last august.
After hearing the evidence, the panel accepted the officer did not knowingly or intentionally consume the drugs and the case for gross misconduct was not proven.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Over 200 complaints were received by Runnymede council about dog fouling last year
Now, residents are being asked if they want stricter dog control measures brought in.
These include fining pet owners to £100 if they fail to clean up mess on public land or keep their dogs on a lead if asked to do so.
The consultation is open until the 16th of July and can be accessed through the Runnymede Council website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am
We're being asked to pledge our support to Surrey's ambulance service
The plea follows the resignation of the South East Coast Ambulance's chief executive.
Last year, it emerged the trust, overseen by Paul Sutton ran a secret pilot which delayed sending help for some calls.
A review said failings in how the trust was run led to the "high risk" project.
The pilot did not have approval from board members, the 111 NHS helpline or commissioners.
Up to 20,000 patients had their ambulances delayed.
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has responded to close to 350,000 999 calls since January.
That's up more than 30,000 on the same period last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am
Security has been stepped up in #Wimbledon ahead of the annual tennis championships starting next week
More private staff have been employed in the event of a terror attack.
Recent attacks overseas are believed to have prompted the move.
But the move isn’t unusual; armed officers will be on patrol, as in previous years, but they’ll be deployed in a different way.
A spokesman for the All England Club told the BBC, a level of armed police will be in evidence.
The Met Police says security at the courts has been thoroughly reviewed but would not discuss details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am
Johanna Konta is seeded at Wimbledon for the first time
British number one Johanna Konta will be seeded at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
She's 17th on the list - which should give her a fairly straight forward start when the draw's made on Friday.
Konta was ranked one hundred and twenty sixth in the world when Wimbledon got under way last year.
Serena Williams is the top seed in the ladies' singles.
As expected, Andy Murray's seeded second - meaning he'll be projected to face world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am
Fire in a Croydon office block
Fire crews have put out a fire in an office block in Croydon this morning.
They were called to the blaze in the disused six-storey building on Morland Road at around 6am.
There are no reports of any injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision in Thames Ditton
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a car and a motorbike in Thames Ditton this morning.
The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his fifties, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Hampton Court Way at around 6am.
His next of kin has been informed.
Hampton Court Way is due to open around now after being closed all morning while investigators carried out an examination of the scene. Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am
Surrey's grant to Spelthorne Gym
The gym club which has produced world and European gold medalists and provided the start for Britain’s Got Talent 2010 winners Spelbound, has been awarded £100,000 by Surrey County Council.
The money is for Spelthorne Gymnastics’ new facility at Bishop Wand School in Sunbury.
The club has to move from its base in Ashford as its site in the former grounds of Brooklands College is being redeveloped with housing.
The club which is used by more than a thousand children a week will be available to the school’s pupils as well.
Bob Cooper from the club says additional activities such as cycling and dancing will be added at the new premises.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am
Wandsworth prisoner sentenced for cellmate's death
A prisoner who killed his cellmate at Wandsworth Prison has been sentenced to life in jail at the Old Bailey.
47 year told Taras Nykolyn pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 67 year old Waddid Barsoum in May last year, by reason of diminished responsibility.
He’ll have to serve a minimum of 7 and a half years and be subject to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act.
He also pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Wimbledon Common in June 2014, for which he was on remand at the time of the manslaughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am
Murder in Battersea
A murder investigation has been launched after an 18 year old man was stabbed at an address in Wayford Street in Battersea.
The London Ambulance Service was called at 4.15 Tuesday afternoon, but the victim was pronounced dead at 5 o’clock.
An 18 year old man’s been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Thornton Heath fraudster sentenced
A man from Thornton Heath has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to 22 counts of fraud.
34 year old Sean Lee stole £40,000 from his victims in a crime spree reaching across the country.
He tricked people into revealing their PIN over the telephone and giving up their bank cards.
A 65 year old woman in Croydon gave her account information and did not suspect anything was wrong as she had called her bank the previous day about getting a new card.
Within 30 minutes of the victim being called, a courier arrived to collect her cards and £900 was taken at the ATM at Sainsbury’s in Purley Way, Croydon.
Lee was identified from the CCTV footage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm
Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent has been fined after he was found with cocaine at Chessington World of Adventures.
The former Crystal Palace and Everton striker was arrested at the theme park yesterday morning.
38 year old Bent, of East Molesey, was held in custody and appeared before Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today where he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of Class A drugs.
He was fined £385 and ordered to pay £85 costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm
A man has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with an additional five years on license following the attempted rape of a woman in Egham.
On January 15th, 27 year old Murilo Lopez Dacosta approached a woman in her 30s as she was walking along Rusham Road.
He threatened her with a kitchen knife before attempting to rape her.
Dacosta was arrested within hours of the offence being committed and charged before being remanded in custody.
He was also sentenced to eight years for threats to kill and three years for possession of the knife, both to run concurrently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm
A father has told an inquest into his son’s death, a petrol-driven pump, hired to clear floodwater, “wasn’t running” before the 7 year old died.
Zane Gbangbola was found not breathing at the family’s home in Chertsey in 2014.
Tests suggested he died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
But his parents believe Zane died from water contamination from a nearby former landfill site.
The inquest continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm
A British man, charged with attempting to shoot Donald Trump, has been described as "a very quiet lad" by a neighbour in Dorking
Michael Sandford was arrested at a rally in Las Vegas on Saturday, where it's alleged he tried to grab a policeman's gun.
It's understood the 20-year-old was handed over to the US Secret Service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm
A man's been arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terror offences, as he was about to board a flight to Saudi Arabia
The 29-year-old was stopped yesterday afternoon.
He's suspected of having information likely to be useful to someone "committing or preparing an act of terrorism".
A west London address is being searched, and several electronic devices have been seized.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
A Rolling Stones exhibition in #Chelsea is moving from London to New York later this year
More than 500 items will be transferred ready for its re-opening in November.
Mick Jagger says it's more of an event or experience than a museum.
"Exhibitionism" is currently on show at the Saachi Gallery near Sloane Square.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Ellie Butler's grandparents release statement after her father is jailed for murdering her in #Sutton
Impact statement of Ellie's maternal grandparents, Neal and the late Linda Gray.
Ellie spent most of her life with them, from the age of 5 weeks to 5 years, and they disowned their daughter, Ellie's mother, Jennie Gray.
This statement was taken whilst Linda Gray was alive. She subsequently passed away as the trial was starting.
To say that Ellie's death has caused complete and utter devastation to us, our family and to all those who loved her does not even begin to describe the feelings that we have had day and night constantly since her death.
Our lives have changed so dramatically due to the impact and shock and horror of this event that we struggle every day to deal with the reality of the death of our dear granddaughter Ellie. She was our shining light.
When we were told the news of Ellie's death it was a very raw feeling then and it remains so today and will do so forever more. Ellie was a very beautiful, bubbly and intelligent little girl who always had a smile on her face and even at such a young age she was nobody's fool. She was our life and she gave so much pleasure to us and our family too, how we all miss her.
The devastation this has caused to us and our family does not get any better as each day passes and we do not think we will ever recover from it. It affects our everyday lives and there is not a day that goes by when we do not think of Ellie, we think of her all the time. She was so special to us and to all our family, friends and people in the community who knew her. Local people, some of whom we did not even know, came to express their sadness upon hearing of her death and we received over a hundred messages of sympathy. This gave us great comfort in our time of mourning. Ellie had many friends in school and the community all of whom were totally grief-stricken.
Ellie enjoyed doing many after school activities and her death means that we will miss out on her growing up, completing her education, maybe going to university, getting married and having her own children. All of this joy has been taken away from us; her grandparents.
Our family was so close to Ellie and played a great part in much of her life. We have all been left with a great void in our lives as a result of what has happened. This has caused untold stress, sleepless nights and has been detrimental to my wife's current ill health.
We have difficulty facing people and people have difficulty facing us and visiting our home. It affects our everyday lives. It was such a great privilege and pleasure to have been Ellie's grandparents and to be able to have loved her in her short life. This goes for our family and friends too. We did not realise that some people could be so wicked in life.
Our beautiful granddaughter Ellie, we all miss her very, very, much, more than any words can express. Life will never be the same for us again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm
#EUref just a few days to go . . . . .
With just under days to go before Thursday’s election, Vote Leave is putting education at the forefront of its campaign
It was revealed last week that one in six children missed out on their first choice of secondary school nationally.
The figures show state secondary schools had to accommodate a 2.8% increase of applicants; the highest since 2008.
On a visit to Kingston, where £6.5 million has been allocated for more school places -
Ukip leader Nigel Farage says this shows the system is not working.
The department for Education says the figures are similar to last year with 84.1% getting their “top” choice and the “system continues to work.”
Meanwhile, David Cameron has appealed to older people to vote to remain in the European Union.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Fire breaks out behind Kingston Hospital
Fire broke out in a flat behind Kingston hospital earlier.
The blaze broke out in Wolverton Avenue.
There are no reports of any injuries. The blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Ben Butler has been sentenced after being found guilty of murder in #Sutton
A father from Sutton who murdered his daughter, 11 months after a high-profile custody battle returned her to his care, has been jailed.
Ben Butler inflicted "catastrophic head injuries" on six year old Ellie while looking after her at their home in Westover Close, in October 2013.
36-year-old Butler, and Ellie’s mother, Jennie Gray, were both found guilty of child cruelty.
He’s been sentenced to a minimum of 23 years and Gray will go to prison for 42 months after admitting perverting the course of justice.
CCTV at the time showed Ellie's mother, who worked opposite the Old Bailey, receiving a phone call from Butler on the day Ellie died, and then rushing home to Sutton.
This was the 999 call made by Ellie's parents, who sent their other child to find her body, up to 2 hours after she had died ( some listeners may find it distressing).
On the day of the murder, Gray, a graphic designer, was at work in the City of London when Butler caused the catastrophic injuries to Ellie at their family home.
At 12:46pm, following a call and text messages from Butler, she immediately left her office and rushed home in a taxi.
At the address, the pair proceeded to cover up Ellie’s murder by staging a scene to make it look like Ellie had fallen off a small chair.
Butler dumped clothing, letters and diary entries in communal bins away from their house. Gray changed and washed the shirt she had been wearing when she got home.
At 2:46pm, some two hours after Gray left her office, the couple made a dramatic 999 call, claiming they had found Ellie unconscious on the floor of her bedroom.
They performed CPR as directed by the emergency services call handler. Paramedics arrived and Ellie was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, where she was pronounced dead at 4.01pm.
At the hospital, Ellie was found to have no open wounds but a large soft swelling at the back of her head.
Butler and Gray were spoken to by medics and subsequently a detective at the hospital, where they repeated the version of events they had previously given.
Butler was arrested on suspicion of murder at the hospital later that evening.
Gray was interviewed the following day as a significant witness where she lied, saying she had left work early because it was quiet and when she got home she heard Ellie was playing in her room.
Gray explained in detail how she and Butler found Ellie on the floor of her room after she failed to respond to their calls to come down and eat cake.
A murder investigation was launched by detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC), which established that Gray’s version of events leading to her leaving work were untrue.
Investigating officers seized and watched nearly 150 hours of CCTV, which included footage of Gray frantically leaving her office and flagging down a taxi. Gray was arrested in November 2013.
Both Butler and Gray made no comment during their police interviews but admitted in court to destroying evidence and lying to police.
Both cited Butler’s previous conviction for assaulting Ellie as a baby in 2007, which was later overturned in the court of appeal, as the reason why they had lied.
Here's Jon Brown from the NSPCC.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd to be sentenced following rollercoaster crash
The owner of Alton Towers will be sentenced later this year following last summer's rollercoaster crash that seriously injured five people.
Merlin which also owns Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park, has already admitted breaching health-and-safety laws.
Two young women needed leg amputations after two carriages collided last June.
A two-day hearing's scheduled to start on the 26th of September at Stafford Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm
#Kingston Police Chief is campaign for funding to introduce ANPR cameras along the A3
Glenn Tunstall says he is confident that certain people are using the bypass to get away after they have committed a crime in the borough.
He says that by introducing automatic number plate recognition cameras, they could be tracked, and possibly caught.
MP James Berry agrees.
To sign James Berry's petition, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
Ben Butler guilty of murdering daughter in #Sutton
36 year old Ben Butler has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering his six-year-old daughter Ellie in 2013, 11 months after winning a high-profile custody battle to get her back.
She died at the family home in Westover Close.
A jury at the Old Bailey also found him and his 36-year-old partner Jennie Gray guilty of child cruelty.
The court also heard how Sutton Council had tried to prevent the return of Ellie to her father after she was previously removed from his care.
It has also emerged that jailed PR "guru" Max Clifford was the man behind Butler's press campaign to get his daughter back.
The pair will be sentenced at 12.30.
Our reporter Richard Suchet is at the Old Bailey.
An NSPCC spokesman said: “This tragedy raises serious questions about why Ellie was returned to the man who would eventually kill her – questions which a serious case review must address.
There were signs such as absences from school and bruising which should have acted as a red flag that Ellie was in danger.
Despite this she was left at the mercy of Ben Butler who has shown himself to be a violent, aggressive and manipulative man, more concerned with covering his tracks than seeking medical help for his daughter.
He was aided in this sickening crime by his partner Jennie Gray who has been revealed to be just as conniving, deceptive and duplicitous.
There are obviously lessons to be learned from such a harrowing case.”
Statement from Sutton Safeguarding Children Board.
The Sutton Safeguarding Children Board is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Ellie Butler.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Ellie’s extended family and friends for their enormous loss, particularly her grandparents who played such a positive role in her life.
An independent serious case review has been carried out to consider the circumstances of Ellie’s death.
Now that the verdict has been reached, the Sutton Safeguarding Children Board will publish the serious case review report within the next two hours.
Further details can be found by clicking here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
Crackdown on Drink and drug driving
Ten people have been charged in the second week of Operation Dragonfly, the Surrey and Sussex Police crackdown on drink and drug-driving.
In the campaign officers are actively looking out for behaviour behind the wheel that may be due to the driver's consumption of intoxicating substances.
Police are releasing the names of those who’ve been charged across the county and will be tweeting about people who’ve been stopped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
A woman has been jailed for four years after attempting to steal over £100,000 through fraudulent VAT repayments
37 year old Valentina Bufalo set up her company, The Alternative Number Cruncher, from her home in Battersea in April 2013.
She submitted fake invoices and banking documents in a bid to reclaim VAT, but was caught out before any money was paid.
After her arrest in March 2014, she pleaded guilty to fraud and 18 theft offences linked to an investigation by the Met Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Woman escapes Earlfield flat fire
A four-room flat in Earlsfield has been gutted by a fire.
35 firefighters tackled the blaze in the two storey building on Godley Road yesterday evening at around 6.30.
A woman escaped the flat before crews arrived and two other people were treated for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am
Drugs raid in Sutton
Police have arrested a man after carrying out an early morning drugs raid at a residential address in Sutton.
Officers forced entry to a house in Whitby Road at 5am and found a quantity of white powder – suspected to be Class A drugs.
They also seized driving documents which were not in the name of the occupant and an amount of cash.
A 29-year-old man was detained and taken to a South London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am
Southern Rail Strike
Rail workers say they're "solidly" supporting a strike in a long running dispute over the role of conductors.
Members of the RMT union on Southern Railway have walked out, causing delays across the network, including at Clapham Junction.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow our travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am
Banstead boxer Sarah Knight is to compete for the WBU Heavyweight belt, in what’s only her second ever professional bout
She’ll meet Kent’s Jane Johnson on Saturday at York Hall in Bethnall Green.
Knight began boxing in 2007 in order to improve her fitness.
Before the end of the year, she had won the Police Boxing Association and English Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) championships.
A year later, Sarah competed at the European Amateur Tournament representing Scotland and added a gold medal to her achievements; the first female boxer to win a medal under the Scottish flag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Croydon Council to discuss loneliness in the elderly
The effects of feeling isolated and alone will be tackled for the first time at a conference to improve the lives of the most vulnerable residents in Croydon.
The issues will be discussed at the Croydon Congress tomorrow at Fairfield Halls, where the rally call to delegates will be for everyone to help to build a connected borough where nobody is left isolated.
It estimated that around one in five residents aged 65 and older are lonely, and more than one in 10 experience intense loneliness.
The congress hopes to establish the full extent of the problem in Croydon.
Those attending will contribute towards policy that better meets the health and well-being needs of residents
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
New charity fund in Elmbridge
A new fund for charities in Elmbridge has been set up by the Council.
The Partnership Fund aims to help charities have a more sustainable future. A maximum of £2,000 per organisation is available.
The application forms can be obtained from 1 July.
The Partnership Fund totals £20,000 and is made up of equal contributions from both the Elmbridge Borough Council and the Walton Charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am
Warning from Croydon Police following Gumtree robberies
Police in Croydon have released safety advice for people using Gumtree following a spate of robberies where property was stolen.
4 robberies between the 20th and 31st May led Police to warn sellers on a number of things including meeting in a public place and telling others where you’re going.
So far no arrests have been made for the robberies, with inquiries still continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am
Council and Police target prostitution in Hounslow
Kerb crawlers and sex buyers are being targeted by Hounslow Police and Council in efforts to safeguard women involved in prostitution.
4 CCTV cameras have been installed around Hayes Road to identify them.
In the past 12 months, two ongoing police operations have been focusing on men who buy sex on the streets or use brothels, with many women involved feared to be victims of trafficking.
As part of this work, 57 addresses have been investigated by the police following reports that they were being used for prostitution.
One arrest has been made for trafficking, four arrests for running a brothel and two for kerb crawling.
Caption: Officers are using CCTV to catch kerb crawlers in and around Hayes Road
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am
Monday, 20 June 2016
Commuters dived for cover when a man allegedly armed with a knife ran past Kensington High Street tube station this evening.
One woman was reportedly knocked to the ground as the attacker chased his target around 7pm.
Police were called to the scene where a man was arrested, while another was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm
Human rights group Liberty has called for a public inquiry into physical and sexual abuse at Deepcut army barracks.
It said many current and former soldiers had given accounts of suffering or abuse there.
Liberty has written to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon to request an inquiry on behalf of the families of three young soldiers found dead with gunshot wounds between 1995 and 2002.
In a statement, a Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: ""We believe in the importance of transparency through any method deemed most appropriate, and we have not objected to any of the further Deepcut inquests raised to date.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm
Doctors and researchers in Sutton have paved the way for new Radiotherapy, which could change the way prostate cancer is treated.
Researchers leading the fourteen year trial, claim the treatment could save the NHS tens of millions of pounds every year.
They say it would save each patient around seventeen hospital trips, leading to a national reduction of around 150,000 visits per year.
The study, carried out at Sutton’s Institute of cancer research, focussed on a twenty dose course rather than the standard thirty-seven dose.
The trial followed over 3,000 men between 2002 and 2011 at more than seventy research centres across the UK.
The research concluded that a shorter dose of the treatment used, was not inferior, nor did it effect quality of life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm
36 business leaders in the South East have taken a letter to Downing Street to campaign for expansion at Gatwick.
They claim a second runway would create tens of thousands of jobs and add £1.7bn a year to the local economy.
The Government is due to decide on expansion at either Gatwick or Heathrow at the end of the summer.
Last July the Airports Commission recommended a third runway at Heathrow as its chosen solution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm
A mother has told how her son almost drowned when he was sucked into the drain of a hot tub while on holiday in South Africa.
Lucinda Leathes, from Wandsworth, said her son became stuck after the pressure of the water caused his flesh to cover the tub’s drain.
Mrs Leathes, her husband and her uncle all worked together to pull the boy out and eventually managed to switch the hot tub off.
Fortunately, 5 year old Sam was rescued on time, but the event has inspired his mother to work with the Royal Life Saving Society UK to raise awareness of the risks of allowing children to use hot tubs.
She said that she is grateful that her son is okay, but does not want anything like this to happen to anyone else.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm
The hunt is on to find a young couple and their dog who were behaving anti socially in Carshalton on Saturday
Police were called to a report of a young couple with a dog swearing and making threats of violence against people in Grove Park.
At one point an elderly man was threatened by the couple and a child was knocked over by the dog.
A man holding a baby was reportedly seen to leave the park because of what was happening.
The incidents took place in the park near Westcroft Leisure Centre.
Both suspects were described as being white and aged around 20.
The male was wearing a grey hoody and tracksuit bottoms. The female is described as being dressed in black.
The dog is described as a large black and white dog, possibly a Bulldog cross.
If you have any information, contact Sutton Police station on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
UPDATED: #Epsom rape
A man’s been remanded in custody charged with raping a teenage girl in Epsom on Friday night.
32 year old Costica Voedes was arrested following the attack in Waterloo Road at around 10.30 on Friday night.
He is charged with rape and kidnap after a 17 year old girl was dragged out of a Pizza Hut and later found with stab wounds.
Voedes didn't enter a plea, and the case has been referred to Guildford Crown Court for July the 21st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Danny Cipriani in court after crash in #Fulham
England rugby star Danny Cipriani has told a court he was "shocked" he was found to be over the drink-drive limit, despite having had two espresso martinis and a glass of champagne less than an hour earlier.
He had a crash in his Mercedes in Fulham last June.
A breath test found the fly half, who lives in Raynes Park, was almost double the legal limit.
The 28-year-old denies drink-driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Chessington World of Adventures receives award for saving spiders
Chessington World of Adventures has won an award for helping to save an endangered species of spider.
Fen Raft Spiders are the largest native spider in the UK - but human encroachment on their habitat has meant they’ve become extremely rare.
Over a two year period, Chessington released 400 spiderlings and helped prove the success of reintroducing this species into new areas.
BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, presented Chessington with their Gold Award in recognition of this work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Investigations are continuing today after fire broke out at the West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth yesterday
One patient was taken to A&E and others were evacuated after the blaze at the site’s Lakeside mental health unit.
Two wards of the building, which is located near the site of the West Middlesex, were evacuated.
The blaze broke out just after 4pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
A murder investigation has been launched in #Fulham following the death of two people at an address.
Police were called at approximately 4.30 this morning to reports of a stabbing at a flat in Fulham Court.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man and a woman, both aged in their 50s, inside the address suffering stab injuries.
They were pronounced dead at the scene.
A murder investigation's opened - but police say they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm
Wandsworth Council give a reprieve on an Italian-flag themed pizzeria
A bar in Battersea which was ordered to repaint its Italian flag colour scheme has been given a stay of execution.
The Bunga Bunga was painted red, white and green last month, ahead of the European Championships and EU vote.
But just a week afterwards Wandsworth council ordered the Battersea Bridge Road venue to be painted white within 28 days, or face legal action.
Now the pizzeria-bar has been allowed to keep its colourful façade until the end of Euro 2016.
Bosses say they’re grateful for the extension and agree to the new conditions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm
#Tolworth Broadway’s trees are to finally be replaced
The Cypress trees were planted in 2013, as part of the new look Greenway.
But the trees, which favour full or partial sunlight, have died twice.
They’ll be replaced with birch trees in October.
Business owners say the original, established trees (pictured above) that lined the Broadway should never have been dug up in the first place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am
The MP for Epsom and Ewell calls for national unity as a Labour politician is remembered
Politics will be put to one side this afternoon as MPs gather in Parliament to remember Jo Cox.
The Labour politician was murdered last week in her West Yorkshire constituency.
Non-political tributes will be paid in the Commons, before MPs from either side of the house pair up to walk in twos to a church service.
Leader of the House of Commons and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling, says the sad occasion is a time for national unity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am
Man due in court accused of an assault in Epsom
A man’s due in court today charged with rape and kidnap after a 17 year old girl was dragged out of a Pizza Hut in Epsom and stabbed.
32 year old Costica Voedes was arrested following the attack on Waterloo Road on Friday night.
The girl was stabbed in the abdomen and her condition is serious but not life-threatening.
She’s being treated at St George's Hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am
Phase five of Operation Sceptre is launched across London
The latest phase of the Met-wide week of action targeting knife crime has been launched and will run until Sunday,
As part of Operation Sceptre, police are conducting weapon sweeps, targeted stop and search, and tackling people connected with violent knife crime.
Officers say there’s evidence this coordinated activity is having a real impact.
During previous Sceptre weeks of action, over 800 weapons were recovered, and more than 1,500 people arrested.
The Met has released a map image (above) showing where blades or weapons can be dumped securely.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am
Coach to miss Olympics over role in Stockwell shooting
Great Britain's hockey team manager will not travel to the Rio Olympics because of his role in the death of Brazilian national Jean Charles de Menezes.
Former Met firearms specialist Andy Halliday played a peripheral role in the 2005 shooting at Stockwell underground station.
Mr Menezes was shot dead on July the 22nd, the same month of the terror attacks in London.
He was mistakenly identified as a suspect in a failed suicide bomb plot.
Mr Halliday has been Britain's team manager since 2010 when he retired from the force.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am
Rain no play in Surrey Cricket League
Rain played havoc with the weekend’s Surrey Cricket League matches with only four of 15 matches across the 4 divisions completed.
In Division One St Lukes, 199 for 7, beat Raynes Park Former Pupils, 175, by 24 runs.
Parkhill and Spelthorne were winners in Division Two while in Division Three Krishnan Nair took 5 for 7 to lead Croydon of India to a three wicket win over West Byfleet in a low scoring game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 am
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Surrey Youth Games 2016
Over the past 2 days, children from all over Surrey have been getting the opportunity to show their skills by competing in the P and G Surrey Youth Games at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
For the last couple of months, children from 7 to 16 have been getting coaching sessions in sports ranging from boxing to boccia and girls rugby to squash.
All eleven districts and boroughs in Surrey entered teams into fourteen different sporting events, including challenges for young people with disabilities.
Some of the performances were just breath taking and among the cheers and tears, a few new doors opened for the youngsters to show their parents it’s not all about phones and computers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm
A teenager from Hounslow has been reported as missing
Police are appealing for help to find 16 year old Amir Ahmed.
Anyone with information should contact them immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm
With Wimbledon approaching, Laura Robson has had to withdraw from a qualifying match for the Eastbourne tennis with a thigh problem
She was a set down to American Madison Brengle when she was forced to pull out.
After struggling with injuries in recent years, Robson has been handed a wild card into the main draw at the All-England Club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm
A worldwide IT glitch at British Airways check-in desks has been causing delays at Heathrow and Gatwick airports
The airline claims that the issue has now been fixed – but there are still large queues to check in.
The delays started yesterday, and many angry customers took to Twitter to complain.
A spokesperson for the airline apologised for the disruption, and said that their “teams are working very hard to get customers checked-in as quickly as possible.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Croydon Council's plans to reduce homelessness
Croydon Council’s asking residents what they think of its proposals to reduce homelessness.
Its strategy to get people off the streets includes making tackling homelessness a priority.
It also plans to ensure council housing is given to people living in the borough for at least three years and to introduce an online bidding system for council homes.
Croydon residents can have their say on the council website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm
Kingston rower wins World Cup gold
Kingston rower, Mo Sbihi has won gold at the World Rowing Cup in the men’s coxless four.
This is the second time Sbihi’s won the race, which took place in Poznan in Poland.
It’s the British rowing team’s last international event before the Olympic Games in Brazil this summer.
Sbihi won bronze in the men’s eight at the London 2012 games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am
Children's artwork exploring the world of birds is on display at a gallery in Twickenham
An exhibition of children’s artwork exploring the world of birds, wildlife, and fauna is on display at a gallery in Twickenham.
Tweet Tweet is the sixth interactive and child-friendly exhibition in the popular Artplay series at Orleans House Gallery.
Waldegrave Schools’ imaginative design for a new form of bird won the competition, and has been made into a sculpture.
The exhibition, which runs until 7th August, involved more than 200 of the borough’s young artists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Battersea Park Dog Show returns today to support the armed forces
The annual Battersea Park Dog Show returns today, and it’s supporting the armed forces.
Owners are encouraged to enter their pooches into a variety of pedigree and novelty classes, such as best marching dog.
Wandsworth Parks Police have organised the event, and all funds will go to the Friends of Battersea Park.
The Dog Show is part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am
London-Brighton bike ride sets off from Clapham Common
Thousands of people are starting the London to Brighton bike ride, setting off from Clapham Common this morning.
The route is fifty four miles long.
The cyclists will pass through Tooting and Carshalton before reaching the Brighton coastline.
This is the 41st time the event has taken place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 am
Two Surrey police officers nominated for a bravery award for their efforts in Weybridge
Two Surrey police officers, whose vehicle was rammed by an organised crime gang, have been nominated for a bravery award.
Constables Ian Madelin and Philip Baines responded to reports of a violent ram-raid at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge in 2014.
Ten masked men with a 4x4 had stolen a cash machine from the premises, and were armed with baseball bats and CS spray.
The men were all convicted and a total of £51,000 was recovered from the stolen cash machine.
The officers will be recognised at the 21st Police Bravery Awards on 14th July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Capability Carnival takes place in Twickenham today
Capability Carnival takes place in Twickenham today. The parade leaves York House at midday.
It’ll go along the riverside, to the Carnival Village in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery.
The village features music, food and performances from around the world.
Many of the activities aim to engage younger people with the work of eighteenth century landscape architect, Capability Brown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am