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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Three teenagers arrested following attempted robbery in Thornton Heath earlier this evening.

Police in Croydon have arrested 3 teenagers following an attempted robbery and public order offence in Thornton Heath.

Just before 9PM this evening they were called to reports of a robbery in process on Furze Road and 2 minutes after the call multiple units searched the area and found 3 men matching descriptions.

A 15,16 and 17 year old male were arrested at the scene for attempted robbery and public order offences.

All three have been taken to a south London police station where they currently remain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 pm  

Wins for @AFCWimbledon and @suttonunited in pre-season friendlies but defeat for @FulhamFC

Fulham lost 2-1 to Real Betis earlier as part of their pre-season preperations.

A Cauley Woodrow equaliser in the first half wasn’t enough for the Whites- who conceded an 88th minute winner.

Elsewhere A Crystal Palace developmental side lost 1-0 to Sutton United and Brentford drew 1-1 with German side Kaiserslautern.

Meanwhile AFC Wimbledon won 2-0 against Reading courtesy of two first half goals from Dean Parrett and Dominic Poleon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

Police appeal for help in finding a missing woman in Epsom


Surrey Police is appealing for help to trace an elderly woman missing from Epsom.

85 year old Hilda Coates, who suffers from dementia, was last seen at around 9.30am this morning in the Longmead area.

She’s described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, slim build, with grey shoulder length hair and believed to be wearing brown trousers and a yellow vest under a pink, blue and white t-shirt.

Anyone who has seen Hilda or has any information on her current location should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Collision near Heathrow Airport causes delays
A serious collision near Heathrow Airport has caused delays after two major roads were partially closed.

The A30 Great Southwest Road eastbound as well as Hatton Road southbound were closed after a vehicle landed on its roof in nearby Faggs Road.

There were no reports of any serious injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Chessington World of Adventures Bubbleworks to close
One of the most popular rides at Chessington World of Adventures is to close after 26 years.

The Bubbleworks, which sees bathtubs travel through a fizzy drink workshop, is to shut at the beginning of September this year.

It’s replacement, which has yet to be announced, will be in place for 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Two men sentenced after threatening commuters and police at knife point

Two men have been sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for multiple offences after attempting to rob members of the public at knife point.

Police were called to the scene outside Acton Town tube station and the suspects attempted to stab one of the officers when she arrived.

20-year-old Hussam Elhandi pleaded guilty to attempted GBH on a police officer, possession of a firearm and a knife, and theft of two mobile phones.

Laurrent Sango, from near Hammersmith hospital, also pleaded guilty to his charges and has been jailed for 6 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Campaign launched by Epsom mum raises £32,000

A campaign launched by a group of mums from Epsom has raised over £32,000 for Surrey charity Harrison’s Fund.

The Blue Hair Day campaign included an abseil down the side of a stand at Epsom Downs Racecourse as well as a blue haired Zumbathon.

The events took place to raise awareness and money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research - a genetic condition affecting all the body’s muscles.

Harrison’s Fund is named after a 9-year-old from Surrey affected by the condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Six men sentenced to over 23 years for dealing drugs in Kingston

Six men have been jailed for more than 23 years in total for supplying cocaine to people in and around Kingston.

An investigation into their activities began after they were pulled over following an illegal U-turn and cannabis was found near the car.

Cocaine with a potential street value of £12,500 was later recovered from a vehicle one of the six - Zachary Souker from Long Ditton - was driving.

Mobile phones also found showed text messages offering drugs for sale including "Rugby world cup deals, Shop open, Banging product, Deliveries 24.7 wherever you are".

The men, all in their twenties and late teens, were sentenced yesterday at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Pressure to make decision on airport expansion builds further

The new International Trade Secretary is calling for the government to make a quick decision on airport expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick.

Dr Liam Fox told The Telegraph the country can't put off big infrastructure decisions.

He's previously backed the campaign for a third runway at Heathrow.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Residents in Woking, Coulsdon, Ashford and Croydon tricked out of thousands of pounds

A double glazing firm has been convicted of quoting inflated prices to make discounts look better, and falsely claiming the offers had time limits, to persuade customers to make snap decisions.

Zenith Staybrite Limited admitted to 10 offences.

In one case involving a house owner in south east London, the initial quote was nearly £30,000 more than the ‘discounted’ price.

The company admitted using these tactics with 8 other householders in Surrey and Buckinghamshire, including some in Ashford, Woking, Croydon and Coulsdon.

Sentencing will take place on October 7th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

Former BHS boss could be stripped of his knighthood

Former BHS boss Sir Philip Green's knighthood is being reviewed following calls for him to be stripped of his honour.

Several MPs highlighted their concerns over to the way the Croydon-born businessman sold the firm to Dominic Chappell – a former bankrupt with no retail experience.

After taking over the firm in 2000, it performed poorly - he sold it for just £1 in 2015 and by April of this year, it had debts of £1.3bn.

The chain has stores in Kingston, Sutton and East Croydon.

The Cabinet Office has confirmed the case is under consideration by an independent committee.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Former runner for Hounslow and Olympic champion Mo Farah competes in London today

Former runner for Hounslow Athletics Club, Mo Farah, says he can't wait to compete at the venue where he became double Olympic champion in 2012.

The former student of Isleworth and Syon School, Feltham Community College and St Mary’s University College Twickenham runs in the 5,000m at the Anniversary Games tonight.

Farah was part of an unforgettable 'Super Saturday' at the London Olympics - winning gold in the 10,000m.

He says being back in the capital brings back great memories.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Police warning over Oxted festival

Surrey police are warning people to stay away from an unlicensed music festival being held tonight in Oxted.

They’ll be on site to turn away people intending to attend ‘T Fest’ and direct anyone there to leave.

The police are taking authority for this action under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act and they advise any breaches by the public will be an offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 am  

Man held for Woking assault

A man who police were hunting in connection with a serious assault on a 21 year old man in Woking in April has appeared in Court charged with a number of serious offences across Surrey.

26 year old Muhammed Kasim Malik was arrested in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire and appeared before Guildford Magistrates Court.

He’s being held on remand until his next court appearance at Guildford Crown Court on the 18th of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Friday, 22 July 2016

UPDATE: Fire at Motspur Park


Photo credit: Dan Bansept

A fire at the old BBC Sports Ground at Motspur Park in New Malden this evening has left the club house badly damaged.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters attended the scene and the blaze affected the building’s ground floor, first floor and roof.

Crews will be on the scene for some time damping the area down.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm  

As Scam Awareness Month comes to an end, Croydon Council’s trading standards team is turning its attention to doorstep scams

Commonly posing as a sales person, the scammer will attempt to sell goods or services that are of poor quality, are unnecessary or even do not exist.

Incidents like these often end with people losing significant sums of money.

The Council are reminding people to always check for identification and to not let anyone into their homes unless it’s someone they trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

A man's been charged with ten non-recent sexual offenses against young girls in Headley.

67 year old Stephen Wanless from Lancashire is charged with nine counts of indecent assault.

The alleged offences took place at the former RAF Headley Court facility near Epsom, in the 1970s and 1980s.

He is due to appear for an initial hearing at South East Surrey Magistrates Court on the 1st of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

A man has pleaded guilty of rape at Croydon Crown Court.



46 year old Jason Batchelor from Wallington was also convicted of sexual assault, actual bodily harm and trespass.

The incident happened on the 11th of May at the victim’s home.

He’ll be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Sprinklers stop fire spreading at Wandsworth waste recycling centre

A sprinkler system helped save a recycling centre on in Wandsworth last night after a blaze broke out.

The sprinklers helped control the fire on Smugglers Way, until 4 fire crews arrived at 9pm.

41 people left the building before the arrival of the Brigade

A compressor conveyor belt was damaged by the fire.

Crews from Wandsworth, Battersea, Tooting and Fulham were called to the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Missing woman Eve Sohota last seen in East Molesey has been found

A missing woman last seen in East Molesey has been found.

Officers issued an appeal for information to help find the 24-year-old after she was reported missing.

Eve Sohota was located by officers earlier this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP hosts public meeting over frustrations with Southern rail

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, is hosting a public meeting with Southern rail on Tuesday.

Passengers will be given the opportunity to vent their frustrations with the service’s standards.

Mr Brake has called for Southern to be sacked immediately, and TFL be put in charge.

Rail operator, Govia Thameslink, claims a reduced timetable will help improve reliability after axing 341 services.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday the 26th of July from 7pm-9pm at Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton SM5 3DH.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

Two bodies discovered in Wimbledon

Two bodies have been found in a flat in Wimbledon after a suspected gas leak.

Officers were called to Oxford House on Parkside at around 1.15 pm yesterday, after concerns were raised over the welfare of the residents.

They discovered the bodies of a man and woman after forcing entry into the property.

Post-mortem examinations and formal identification will take place in due course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Dog walker reunited with pup
A dog walker whose van was stolen in Streatham with five pets inside has been reunited with her puppy.

Thirty-three-year-old Denise Joest was left in a distressed state last Tuesday after a man sped off in the van she had parked in Glennie Road with four dogs and her pup Lily inside.

Lily was found 15 miles away in Kent on Tuesday.

A male cocker spaniel had been abandoned in Sydenham while a cockapoo, a lurcher and a terrier are still missing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Thursday, 21 July 2016

CCTV images released of suspects involved in Clapham assault






CCTV footage has been released of two suspects involved in an assault in Clapham.

Police need to speak to the man and woman pictured after three people were attacked in McDonalds in St Johns Road on Monday 27th June.

Footage from inside the restaurant shows the two suspects walking in and telling a witness to take their hat off.

A disagreement broke out and the two suspects attacked customers, leaving two men and a woman with minor cuts to their faces.

Anyone with information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm  

Witness appeal following hit and run collision in Stoke d'Abernon

Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Stoke d'Abernon.

It happened on Tuesday afternoon leaving a cyclist with serious injuries.

It involved a white tipper van and a cyclist and is believed to have happened at around 5:40 along the Cobham Road near the Yehudi Menuhin School.

The van involved failed to stop and left the scene soon after the collision.

The cyclist suffered injuries to his leg and shoulder and was taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Two teenagers sentenced after being found guilty of knifepoint motorbike robbery in Ewell

Two teenage boys have been sentenced after being found guilty of the knifepoint robbery of a motorbike in West Ewell.

A 16-year-old was sentenced to 18 months while a 14-year-old was given an 18 month supervision order and a two month home detention curfew as well as being given a tag.

The motorbike was stolen in Hogsmill Way in January.

The victim was threatened with a knife by a group of teenagers, who also punched him in the stomach, before stealing the bike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Croydon dad arrested in Cheltenham on suspicion of child neglect

A father from Croydon has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after going missing with his two young sons.

Police appealed for help to find the 54-year-old and his twin six-year-olds, who hadn’t been seen since, he collected them from their nursery in Thornton Heath on Tuesday.

Fazal Hossenbux was arrested this morning when police in Cheltenham stopped his car.

The two children who were with him are safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Women has suffered injuries after being run over by her own car



A woman has suffered serious injuries after she was run over by her own car in Coulsdon.

Emergency services were called to The Vale at 8.35 this morning – where the 40 year-old sustained serious leg injuries.

Police believe the car rolled onto her but are carrying out further investigations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Two people have have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Morden


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Two people have been taken to hospital as a priority following a house fire in Morden this morning – they are being treated for smoke inhalation.

Four fire engines and 20 firefighters attended the blaze on Martin Way.

50% of the ground floor and 25% of the first floor has suffered damage.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Man found dead in Lammas Lake in Wraysbury has been named

A man who was found dead in Lammas Lake in Wraysbury has been named locally as Leon Wilson from Feltham.

His body was pulled from the lake on Tuesday after divers had searched the waters for almost two hours.

Tributes have been paid to him on social media.

His brother, Justin Wilson, wrote “Love Leon. My brother. RIP.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Heathrow Terminal 3 baggage system fault

Passengers on some international flights from Heathrow have been advised to travel with hand luggage, due to a baggage system fault.

Virgin Atlantic said all airlines flying out of Terminal 3 were affected, and is advising customers to only take "essential items".

Passengers can have their bags flown out to them however, this could take several days.

An airport spokesperson apologised for any disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Sutton Motorist jailed for causing death by dangerous driving



A motorist from Sutton who struck and killed a pedestrian has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Stuart Lusher suffered an epileptic seizure after stopping at a red traffic light on Merantun Way – causing him to mount the pavement.

He struck, 48-year-old Phil Westnott from the back, who was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering head injuries, in June 2015.

After pleading guilty at Kingston Crown court, The 56 year-old also received a life ban from driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Ex-Chelsea player backs scheme to keep youth away from crime
A scheme that offers arrested young people emergency mentors in police stations has been backed by former Chelsea footballer Paul Elliot.

The Divert programme is run by the Milestone Foundation charity, which tackles social exclusion.

Fundraising has already begun and the scheme also has the support of the Professional Footballers Association and the Met police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Surrey police among fittest in country

Police officers in Surrey continue to be among the fittest in forces across the UK.

The latest figures published by the College of Policing show Surrey with a pass rate of almost 100% for officer fitness tests for forces across England and Wales.

Of the 1,943 Surrey officers who took part in the tests, between September 2014 and August 2015, 99.5% successfully passed, making the county joint third best.

In total 1,380 male officers and 563 female officers across the county took part in the tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 am  

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A row has broken out between campaigners fighting to keep Crossrail 2 out of Chelsea.

The planned £1 billion station in King’s Road has faced opposition from residents who fear the number of affordable homes in the area would be hit.

The No Crossrail in Chelsea campaign claimed the 3,464 homes their council wants to build over the next 40 years would be “luxury” properties.

But a council spokesman said that the homes will include significant new affordable housing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

A 20-year-old's been arrested in the Kensington and Chelsea area by counter-terrorism police after raids.

The man was arrested on suspicion of collecting information likely to be useful to someone preparing a terrorist act.

He’s now in custody in a south London police station.

Searches are ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm  

Police are appealing for help to find a man and his two children who are missing from Croydon.


Fazal Hossenbux, 54, was last seen with his twin boys at 3.30 yesterday afternoon at the children's nursery in the Thornton Heath area.

Fazal is described as Asian, 5ft 6ins tall, with receding grey hair and a grey beard.

His sons - Farden and Farhan Hossenbux - are six years old.

Fazal is known to frequent the Southend-On-Sea area.

Police are growing increasingly concerned as Fazal suffers from a number of health issues.

An image of them can be found on our website radiojackie.com/news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Runnymede Council no longer able to collect recycling bins contaminated with non-recyclable material

Runnymede Council says it’s no longer able to collect recycling bins that are contaminated with non-recyclable material.

It’s in preparation for Surrey County Council sending the recycling to a different sorting facility.

The Council estimates that currently as many as a quarter of recycling bins in the Borough contain items that can’t be recycled.

Anyone whose bin isn’t collected because of contamination will now have theirs collected on their following recycling collection day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Hounslow residents encouraged to check up on neighbours during the heatwave

Hounslow Council is encouraging people to check up on their neighbours, keep an eye on children and to keep themselves cool during the heatwave.

Their team will be checking up on high-risk individuals, such as the elderly or anyone with a disability.

Councillor Corinna Smart reminded anyone who is out and about to take a bottle of water with them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Woking car maker is reportedly developing one of the world's fastest vehicles with more than two seats

A car maker from Woking is reportedly developing one of the world's fastest vehicles with more than two seats.

Autocar claims McLaren Automotive - which uses technology from the F1 team - is creating a car that will exceed 200 miles an hour.

The design will apparently include a three-seat layout and could be launched in 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Man and teenage boy charged with driving offences following burglary and pursuit in Epsom

A man and a teenage boy have been charged with driving offences following a burglary and pursuit in Epsom.

Officers were called to reports of a garage being broken into in Dirdene Gardens on 27th May.

A short time after the call, a moped was seen in Tolworth, which was eventually stopped in Reigate Road in Nork.

20-year-old Connor Higgs, and the 14-year-old, were both charged with non-dwelling burglary and aggravated taking of a vehicle without the owners' consent.

Higgs was also charged with failing to stop, dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

Both are due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Heathrow third runway plan 'has £500m gap' says Zac Goldsmith

Heathrow’s plans for a third runway contain a £500 million “gap” that could be passed on to taxpayers according to Richmond Parks MP.

Zac Goldsmith says that’s the estimated cost of relocating a giant incinerator that takes waste from hospitals, firms and the military around the region.

He’s urging Theresa May to block Heathrow expansion until a new site is found and the full cost of relocation covered by the airport.

Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling, has promised a decision on a new runway for the South-East soon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Sadiq Khan reveals his favourite places in Tooting

The Mayor of London has revealed his favourite places to eat, drink and relax near his home in Tooting.

Sadiq Khan shared highlights of his neighbourhood in a blog, as part of a drive to encourage tourists to discover London’s hidden gems.

Amongst other things, he said he regularly cycled down to Tooting Common with his daughters to enjoy the wildlife.

Millions come to the capital every year but few venture from central London to the outer boroughs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Pools in the Park is very busy due to the mini heatwave



Richmond council is advising people to check availability before visiting Pools in the Park – which is proving very popular in the scorching weather.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Zero waste strategy in Kingston

Kingston Council members have voted in favour of developing a zero waste strategy in the borough.

The scheme will focus on reducing waste production and encouraging sustainability, in the hope that less rubbish will be sent to landfill.

Kingston was recently recognised as the top third performing area in London for reusing, recycling and composting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Police hunt man travelling on a bus from Kingston after a woman was left with acid burns



A woman was treated for burns after sitting on substance believed to be a form of acid in Hounslow Road in April.

Two men travelling on bus from Kingston to Feltham were seen fiddling with a bottle in a bag.

As they got off at the bus stop they left something, believed to be acid, on the seat where the woman then sat.

One of the men has been interviewed under caution. Police are keen to speak to the second man who was carrying the plastic bag.

He is described as white and approximately 40 years old. He was wearing a dark blue coat, blue jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Neil Webb on 020 3054 6712. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Volunteers needed to help with summer reading challenge in Croydon

Croydon’s library service is looking for volunteers to help children and their parents through the Summer Reading Challenge.

The annual ‘Big Friendly Read’ aims to get children looking at books as source of fun and inspiration, and to read at least six books over the summer.

For 2016 it focuses on the work of Roald Dahl, who would’ve been 100 this year.

Volunteers will help children sign up to the challenge, guide them to choose suitable books and spend time asking about what they’ve read.

No previous experience is necessary, and taking part could be a valuable step in considering a career working with children.

Volunteers should be available for at least five sessions of approximately three hours each between now and 10 September.

Find out how to get invloved here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

MP for Kingston and Surbiton says details should be recorded - when buying dangerous acidic substances

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton, wants people buying dangerous substances to have their details recorded.

James Berry says people should have to pay by credit or debit card and to buy the most concentrated substances you should have a licence.

It comes after a 28-year old was attacked in Surrey last year and an acid attack in Southampton left a woman blind in one eye.

The Home Office says sulphuric acid was a reportable explosive precursor, meaning sellers must report suspicious purchases to the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

93-year old from Ashtead found safe and well

An elderly man from Ashtead who was reported missing yesterday has been found.

93-year old James Kingsley was found in the early hours of this morning, by police in Lewisham, when he was on his own.

Police thank the public and media for their help with the search.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 am  

A man's been taken to St George's Hospital after coming off his bike on M25

A man’s been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting after a crash on the M25 clockwise carriageway last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the man suffered serious injuries following the incident near junction 6 at Godstone.

The rider in his 30s came off his Yamaha motorbike at 8pm and has potentially life threatening injuries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident while waiting behind a rolling road block following a different incident, to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A man's body has been found in a lake in Wraysbury

The body of a man was recovered yesterday evening from a lake in Wraysbury.

Police were called to Lammas Lake in Wraysbury Road at 5.50 following reports concerned for the safety of the man in the water.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s water search team were assisted by a helicopter from South East Coast Ambulance in the search.

Divers found the body at around 8pm and the death is being treated as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Missing 93-year old man from Ashtead


Police are growing concerned for the welfare of an elderly man who is missing from Ashtead.

93-year old James Kingsley did not return home last night after he left his home at around 9.30am.

It’s thought he may have got a bus to Leatherhead, Epsom, Dorking or Kingston and can often be seen with his shopping trolley and walking stick.

James has dementia, you can view a picture of him on our website – radiojackie.com/news and if you have any information call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 am  

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Four lines between East Croydon and London Bridge could still be shut tomorrow morning

All four lines between East Croydon and London Bridge are to continue to be shut into tomorrow morning, as the chaos is set to continue.

Rail bosses have warned that journeys to London Bridge could still be affected, while repair work is carried out on a 13ft deep sinkhole.

Network Rail said it was likely to be fixed in time for the start of Wednesday, but Southern have warned that the delay will overrun after today’s disruption.

Southern and Thameslink passengers travelling from West Croydon today were asked to find alternative routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 pm  

A Colliers Wood woman has won a court case against her ex who refused to marry her in case a “better offer came along”.

53 year old Stephen George Farrer was stripped of the profit from the sale of their £1 million house by a judge.

The judge said that Mr Farrer had “set out to dominate and humiliate” Kirsty Cahill, and repeatedly told her that he didn’t want to marry her, despite having proposed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

Trains have been delayed and cancelled over fears railway lines would “buckle” in the heat.

Disruption is expected to continue until at least 10pm and is affecting both the Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services.

People are being advised to check their journey before they travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

People have told of chaos outside lidos as they queued for hours to take a dip.

Some lidos were forced to close after reaching full capacity, despite the masses of people waiting to get in.

One girl spoke of how she arrived at Tooting Bec at around 1pm but remained no nearer the entrance of the pool by four o’clock.

Today, temperatures reached nearly 34 degrees at Heathrow.

The Met Office declared at Level 3 heatwave alert.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

Kingston and Surbiton MP James Berry speaks about voting in favour of Trident

The UK's nuclear armed submarines will be renewed, after MPs voted overwhelming in favour of Trident.

The 40-billion pound programme is promising thousands of jobs.

The four new submarines will be built at BAE Systems Maritime in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria.

Kingston and Surbiton MP James Berry tells us why he voted in favour of Trident:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Police release image of Feltham man they want to speak to in connection with an allegation of assault



Police have released an image of a Feltham man they are attempting to trace.

Officers want to speak to 33-year-old Anthony Robert Gooch in connection with an allegation of assault.

The assault occurred near Ashford Park Primary School last Tuesday.

Anthony is white, of stocky build, with light brown hair, and is believed to be using a red BMW M235.

He is currently believed to be living in the Feltham area of Middlesex but also has connections in Spelthorne and Elmbridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Cyclist injured near South Wimbledon station this morning

A 33 year-old cyclist has been injured following a collision with a car near South Wimbledon station this morning.

According to the police, officers "came across" the incident on Kingston Road at the junction with Morden Road whilst on patrol.

The cyclist was taken to a South London hospital with minor injuries by the London Ambulance Service.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Hot weather: UK swelters in highest temperatures of year

The UK is set to experience its hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures forecast to soar as high as 35 degrees.

It’s already reached 29 degrees at Heathrow and it’s expected to get even warmer.

Last year Heathrow was the hotspot as the mercury clocked 36.7 degrees the highest in July since records began in the mid-1870s – edging out Wisley which saw 36.5 degrees in 2006.

If you fancy cooling down, Wandsworth Council is inviting people to take a dip in the Tooting Bec Lido, Europe’s second biggest freshwater outdoor pool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Woman guilty of child cruelty in Croydon

A Croydon mother who subjected her children to unnecessary surgery so she could claim almost £400,000 in benefits has been found guilty of child cruelty.

They received surgery and medication they didn’t need.

She was also found guilty of fraud offences in relation to falsely claimed benefits following a trial at Croydon Crown Court yesterday.

She will be sentenced on 15 August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Distraction thieves target elderly woman in Balham



A gang of thieves stole an 86-year-old woman's life savings after targeting her at the Balham High Road, Waitrose store.

They watched as she entered her PIN number to pay for her shopping, before grabbing her bank card outside.

They then used the £21,000 to buy six second-hand cars, clothes and fast food.

CCTV footage of two men and a woman has been released by police in connection with the incident which happened on Sunday.

Suspect one: described as a white woman, aged in her 40s. She was wearing glasses, a black and white head scarf, a dark coat over a white blouse, dark leggings and black boots. She was also carrying a large brown bag.

Suspect two: described as a slim built Asian man, aged in his 20s. He was wearing a dark hooded top with a fur hood liner, dark jeans and white trainers.

Suspect three: described as a medium built Asian man, aged in his late 30s. He was wearing a dark hooded top with a light blue liner and white zipped front, dark jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact officers in Wandsworth via 101, quoting reference 0306003/16 - alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has pulled out of the Canadian Open

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray won't defend his title at the Canadian Open - as he wants to give his body time to recover ahead of the Rio Olympics.

He's pulled out of the event in Toronto.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am  

UPDATE Appeal to find vulnerable missing man possibly sighted in Sutton



Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a vulnerable missing elderly man – who may have travelled to Sutton.

85 year-old Robert Walsham, who suffers from dementia, was last seen at home in Lewisham at around 8pm yesterday.

He is described as white; around 5ft 3ins tall with a small-medium build and wears hearing aids in both ears.

When he was last seen he was wearing blue or black trousers with black shoes blue and white checked shirt under a black cardigan and a blue blazer with a green stripe.

Mr Walsham has his freedom pass and is known to frequent the Elephant and Castle area. There have also been unconfirmed sightings of him in Greenwich.

Anyone who has seen Mr Walsham or who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police in Lewisham via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Winner of the men's wheelchair tennis at Wimbledon hopes the pay gap will close

Double Wimbledon champion Gordon Reid hopes the prize money gap will narrow at the All England Club Championships.

He won £25,000 for his wheelchair singles title and shared £12,000 with Alfie Hewett in the doubles.

The 24-year old says he would like to see it close a little bit, as Andy Murray took home £2m from another win in the men’s singles.

Wheelchair tennis has been played at Wimbledon for a decade, but this was the first year they offered a men’s and women’s singles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

An 85-year old man missing could be in Sutton


An elderly man is missing from his home town and it’s thought he may be in Sutton.

85-year old Robert Walsham is missing from Lewisham.

If you have any information, you can call police on 101. There is an image of Robert on our website – radiojackie.com/news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 am  

Session aimed at bringing residents up-to-date with technology in the 21st century will be held in Croydon

If you fancy brushing up your online skills and live in Croydon, then you could take part in the Go On Croydon Digital Day.

The council have set up the initiative to help residents be confident and have the skills to make the most of new technology in the 21st century.

Research shows that those in most need of help tend to be from low-income families, aswell as some 18-24 year olds and small businesses.

The event will take place on Saturday 23rd July between 10am and 5pm in North End - where professionals will be on hand to offer tips and advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Ex-Chelsea boss has seen his intruder jailed - after he tried to break into his London home

The ex-Chelsea boss has seen his intruder jailed, as he tried to break into his £25 million central London home.

Jose Mourinho was watching the European Championships final on TV, when a man tried to get into the basement of the six-bedroom house in Belgravia.

His maid who was doing some ironing spotted the 25-year old trying to break in and alerted a security guard with her screaming.

Cabor Roman was jailed for four weeks last week after admitting attempted burglary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Monday, 18 July 2016

Police renew appeal to find missing teenager who was last seen in West Brompton


Police are renewing appeals to find a missing teenager who was last seen near to West Brompton tube station.

16-year old Shannon McMahon was last seen around midnight on Friday 8th July into Saturday the 9th.

Shannon is white, 5ft 4 of medium build with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a light coloured t-shirt with grey or blue sleeves and the word ‘Legendary’ on it.

She is missing from Greenwich, anyone with information should contact officers on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Surrey has become one of three areas piloting charity Women’s Aid’s “Change That Lasts” programme. It aims to tackle domestic abuse.

Alongside this news, Surrey Police has obtained the country’s first guilty plea for coercive and controlling behaviour, which became a crime last year

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Furnell said he can “assure anyone experiencing abuse that Surrey Police will treat them with sensitivity and compassion.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Missing man found

Police are thanking people for their help in finding 43 year old Jerzy Bilecki from Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm  

With a heatwave set to hit London this week, the Fire Brigade is urging people to take care with barbecues to prevent serious fires.

New figures show that the capital's firefighters attend two barbecue blazes every week over the summer.

They’re reminding everyone to keep barbecues away from houses and sheds, as well as ensuring that they’re properly extinguished.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

Former ex-England and Chelsea footballer has failed to appear at court today

A former ex-England and Chelsea footballer has failed to appear at court today, because he has checked into rehab.

59-year-old Ray Wilkins was due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court charged with being almost three times the drink drive limit.

Wilkins was pulled over close to Heathrow Airport on 1st July, and allegedly had 100 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the limit is 35.

Wilkins’ barrister said he was on a 28 day rehabilitation programme in the Priory Hospital.

The court adjourned the case until next Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A barber from Clapham is giving haircuts to homeless people and is encouraging others to be just as generous.

29-year-old Josh Coombes started his Haircuts For The Homeless project last year.

He believes a decent haircut could make a major difference to people’s lives and gives up to 10 trims a week to homeless people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Brentford goalkeeper David Button is set to join rivals Fulham.

The 27-year-old has a year left on his contract at Griffin Park, but hasn’t agreed terms on a new deal.

The Bees already signed his replacement this summer when they brought in Dan Bentley from Southend.

Button is expected to battle with Marcus Bettinelli to be number one at Craven Cottage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

British Airways has apologised after passengers faced long delays at check-in at Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Sunday.

The airport is upgrading its check-in system, which led to lengthy queues on one of the busiest days of the year for the airports.

BA says the problems have been resolved and flights are now operating normally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

21 firefighters have tackled a blaze at an off license in South Kensington.

A small portion of the shop in Old Brompton Road was damaged by the fire on Saturday.

One person was working in the shop at the time, and left the building before the arrival of the Brigade.

Crews from Fulham, Battersea, Wandsworth and Paddington attended the scene.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a fault in a fridge’s cooling system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Police becoming increasingly concerned for missing Hounslow man



Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Hounslow man.

43-year-old Jerzy Bilecki was last seen leaving West Middlesex Hospital in Twickenham Road just after midnight on Friday 15th July.

He’s white, 5ft 9 tall, of medium build with short dark cropped hair.

Jerzy is known to frequent Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hounslow.

He’s vulnerable and may be in the company of street drinkers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police investigating murder of West Molesey woman release images of dog walker they want to speak to



Police investigating the murder of a West Molesey woman have released CCTV images of a dog walker they wish to speak to.

The man, who is not a suspect in the inquiry may have information which could help officers.

The picture show the man tying up the animals up outside a shop next door to the Lord Hotham pub on Walton Road on Sunday 13th March at around 8.45pm.

He is also seen in the vicinity of the green on Walton Road, close to the house where the body of Robyn Mercer was discovered on Monday 14th March.

He was wearing light coloured tracksuit style trousers and a hoodie, worn with the hood up.

The dogs are similar to a light coloured Staffordshire bull terrier or a bull terrier, and a tricolour Jack Russell with a white coat having black and brown markings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Merton Police trend on Twitter after reporting on a day at work

Merton Police have trended on twitter after reporting live on social media to showcase their work.

They gave updates throughout the day yesterday using hashtag Merton Live on calls ranging from a goose on the loose to someone being chased with a knife.

Officers also tweeted a picture of a 30cm bladed machete that was seized.

The campaign was to raise awareness of what their job entails on a daily basis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Surrey Council crackdown on rubbish

Surrey council have announced a new scheme to try and stop fly-tipping.

They hope save thousands of pounds in clean-up costs, last year alone cost Surrey councils nearly a million pounds in collection, investigation and disposal of illegally dumped rubbish.

It’s part of a new crackdown on anti-social behavior which will see 11 boroughs join forces to claim down on things like noise, vandalism and graffiti.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Concerns over leisure club in Heathrow after sauna catches fire

A leisure club in Heathrow is at the centre of safety concerns after a sauna caught fire.

Members of Pace Health and Fitness Club at the Park Inn on Bath Road claim it could have been prevented if staff had listened to safety concerns.

Services had been described by users as ‘below par’ and have prompted head office to take action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Surrey Police crack down on anti-social behaviour

A new crackdown on anti-social behaviour starts across Surrey today.

Surrey Police has launched it in a bid to clamp down on the behaviour causing the most adverse impact on individual people or communities, like noise, vandalism and graffiti.

It hopes to ensure residents understand what ASB is and which organisation deals with which type of ASB.

Activities will take place across all 11 of Surrey’s boroughs to make people aware of the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Brentford goalkeeper set to join rivals

Brentford goalkeeper David Button is set to join rivals Fulham.

The 27-year-old has a year left on his contract at Griffin Park, but hasn’t agreed terms on a new deal.

The Bees already signed his replacement this summer when they brought in Dan Bentley from Southend.

Button is expected to battle with Marcus Bettinelli to be number one at Craven Cottage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Sutton town centre developed as part of 15 year "masterplan".

Sutton’s town centre is going to be developed as part of a 15 year “masterplan”.

The move comes after almost 800 people responded to a consultation about the proposals.

As part of the plan, The Civic Centre will be redeveloped, and shops and dining venues added to St Nicholas Way.

It’s hoped the revitalisation will attract new businesses into the area providing more employment opportunities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Wandsworth Council against Lambeth's decision to allow more loud events on Clapham Common

Wandsworth Council has expressed deep disappointment at a decision by Lambeth that paves the way for more music festivals and other loud events on Clapham Common.

They had previously voiced opposition to the plans, which will see up to eight major events a year through the summer months.

They claim that subjecting people living nearby to probable raised levels of noise disturbance, from early afternoon to late in the evening, was unfair.

The common is maintained by Lambeth, but many surrounding residents fall under Wandsworth Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Man has skull fractured in Virginia Water

Surrey police are appealing for witnesses to a violent altercation in a car park in Virginia water.
A man aged 54 was had his skull fractured as a result of the incident.

It is believed to have happened near the Wheatsheaf pub last Thursday at around three pm.

Anyone with information is urged to call Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

Fulham defender leaves on loan

Fulham defender Cameron Burgess has left the club on loan.

The 20-year-old Australian centre back has joined League One side Oldham on a six-month deal.

He has made four league appearances for the Whites and spent the second half of last season on loan at Cheltenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

New school for Redhill and Reigate

The location of a new secondary school in Reigate and Redhill has been confirmed.

Lime Tree Hill School will be built on the site of St Nicholas School in Merstham; it's opening to try and meet demand for places in the area.

The school will open in September 2018 – a year later than originally planned.

The GLF schools group say it’s to stop students spending long periods of time in temporary accommodation whilst the new school is completed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Police search for Redhill man

Surrey Police are calling for help in finding a man from Redhill who was seen with a weapon on the balcony of a flat in Temperley Gardens last night.

Officers searched the address in Redhill but didn’t find the man.

Three people were arrested at the scene for firearms offences, obstructing police, public order and assault with intention to resist arrest.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 am  

Distraction theft in Wandsworth



Police in Wandsworth have released images of three people they wish to identify after an elderly woman had over £20,000 stolen.

It’s thought the 86-year-old was watched entering her PIN as she paid for shopping in March.

Her card was then stolen and used to pay for £21,000 worth of cars, clothing and meals.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

Norwood Exiles maintain unbeaten run in Surrey cricket

Norwood Exiles remain the only unbeaten team in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division after the latest round of matches on the weekend.

They scored 200 for 7 and then reduced Ham & Petersham to 191 for 9, to win by 9 runs at Tolworth Court.

Old Pete’s, who’ve had better luck with the weather, stay top after a big 251 runs win over Bec Old Boys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Chelsea set to sign Spanish keeper

Italian newspaper Gazza Mercato is reporting that Chelsea are closing in on AC Milian’s goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

According to the report, the 34-year-old Spaniard will complete his move to Stamford Bridge if Asmir Begovic joins Everton from the Blues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 am  

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Transport Minister & Epsom MP Chris Grayling is set to make waves

Our new transport secretary and MP for Epsom, Chris Grayling, is getting his feet under the desk; in an interview today, he said he doesn’t intend scrapping the HS2 high-speed rail project.

The initial plan is for a new line from London to Birmingham, and extensions to Manchester and Leeds.

He went on to say he wants to reach a quick decision on another thorny issue: where the new runway will be built to meet growing demand for air travel through London.

He’s not saying whether he prefers Gatwick or the two options at Heathrow, but he does say he’s going to look at these very carefully in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Croydon MP gets a place in the new cabinet

Our new Prime Minister has been adding more local talent to her cabinet.

Earlier today Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell was asked to serve as Minister of State for Housing & Planning and Minister for London.

He has joined a growing number of South West London and Surrey MPs handed new roles or promoted in the new look cabinet.

Philip Hammond, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, moved from Foreign Secretary to Chancellor, replacing George Osborne.

Putney MP Justine Greening moved to Education Secretary, taking over from Nicky Morgan and Leader of the Commons and MP for Epsom, Chris Grayling, is the new Transport Secretary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

Anti-Racism march in Hammersmith

A march against racism took place today from Shepherd’s Bush Green to Ravenscourt Park as part of ‘Unity Day.’

Hammersmith & Fulham Council organised the event after a recent spate of racist and xenophobic abuse following the Brexit decision.

The march was followed by a celebration rally with live music, international food stalls and speakers.

Police are currently continuing their investigations into abusive graffiti left on the Polish Centre in King Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

Lidl submit planning permission for new store

Discount supermarket chain, Lidl, has submitted planning permission for a new shop with a school to be built in East Twickenham.

Deer Park Primary School will be based in the upper two floors of the proposed development.

The German supermarket company hope to open their new store on Richmond Road following the demolition of the current building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

Collision in Sunbury leaves motorcyclist with serious injuries and causes chaos on roads

A collision in Sunbury has left a motorcyclist with serious injuries and meant a road was closed off for more than 10 hours.

The incident involved a motorbike and a Peugeot, and happened at around 11.20pm in Cadbury Road on Thursday evening.

A man in his 20s, who had been riding the bike, was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with head and lower leg injuries.

The road was reopened at 9.30am the following morning, but Police said enquiries into the circumstances were still on-going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Work on new fitness pavilion worth £900,000 begins in Tooting

Work has begun on a new £900,000 fitness pavilion at Tooting Bec Lido.

The extension will provide new space for workout and exercise classes, as well as new toilets and changing rooms.

A new courtyard will also be built to provide additional space for sunbathers.

At 91 metres long, Tooting Bec Lido is Europe’s second biggest outdoor freshwater swimming pool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Fair for all the family on today in Morden raises money for local charities

A fair organised by Morden Rotary Club is taking place today to raise money for local charities and organisations.

The event at Morden Park raised £15,000 in 2014 and 2015, and it’s hoped they’ll raise a similar amount this year.

There are around 80 stalls, 40 for charities and 40 for commercial interests, with several food stalls.

There’s also a dog show, a football festival, kids go-carts, martial arts displays, and belly dancing, among other activities.

It finishes at around 5pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Centre of Woking transformed into new flats

Plans to transform a four storey building and car park in the centre of Woking into more than 200 flats will be unveiled next week.

Property company U+I will display its plans on Thursday for the development of Elizabeth House.

This comes despite the council saying the site is suitable for fewer than 50 homes.

The company claims the rental flats will be affordable and are designed to foster a sense of community.

It previously wanted to create even more flats in the space, but reduced the number due to opposition from the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Surrey County Council turns of street lights to save money

More than 30,000 street lights will be switched off for 5 hours each night, under cost-saving proposals by Surrey County Council.

The conservative-run authority plans to cut power from midnight to 5am, and to turn off a further 12,000 lights, from this December.

It says the changes will save them up to £240,000 in the current financial year, helping manage their budget as demands for social care rise.

But Liberal Democrats fear the changes will jeopardise safety and security.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Plans to close mental health unit in Hounslow jeopardises lives of its users

The closure of a mental health unit in Hounslow will cause people to “take their own lives”, according to a service user.

The Number 10 Project faces possible closure by September, after the council approved a scheme to expand a nearby primary school.

The centre is currently used by more than 500 people and helps people in the community recover from mental health problems.

Hounslow Council says steps are being taken to work out alternative provisions so that its users aren’t left isolated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Murals painted in campaign against fly-tipping in Croydon

The Shrublands estate in Croydon is now home to eye-catching murals aimed at cutting the amount of rubbish dumped on its streets.

Young people who live on the estate and council officers have designed and commissioned the three murals.

They’ve been painted on known fly-tipping hotspots in a bid to make people more aware of the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Millions given towards restoring Beddington Park

Beddington Park is to be extensively restored.

It’s all thanks to a £3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Funds.

The 58-hectare park stretches across Beddington, Hackbridge and Wallington.

Work will start later this year and will see a number of improvements including parking, access and the children’s playground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

British astronaut visits school in West Molesey

The first British astronaut, and female, to visit the Mir Space Station, has touched down at a school in West Molesey.

Dr Helen Sharman has visited pupils at Chandlers Field School.

She shared her incredible experiences in space and took questions from youngsters.

"Like" our Facebook page to see more on the visit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

It's time for Kingston Rotary Club's annual dragon boat race!

Kingston Rotary Club’s annual dragon boat race is taking place today.

A record number of 52 teams will compete in the race from Canbury Gardens on the river in Kingston.

The club’s chosen charity is Kingston Hospital Dementia Appeal which has been launched to raise funds to build new facilities.

Janet Bacon, from the Rotary Club, explains what today is all about.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Hunt for moped riders in Hackbridge following alleged knife threat

The hunt is still on for two moped riders who allegedly threatened another rider with a knife in Hackbridge last Saturday.

The victim became aware of another moped travelling close by near London Road just before 7.30pm.

When he turned into Nightingale Road, one of the riders apparently said, ‘Give me your bike’ and pulled out a knife.

The suspects, aged between 19 and 20, failed to take the bike and left in an unknown direction.

They were riding a dark-coloured moped believed to be a Honda.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Pressure mounts on government to stop third runway at Heathrow

The pressure is mounting on the new Government to halt plans for a third runway at Heathrow.

Sir Howard Davies recommended in his report that expansion go ahead there, rather than at Gatwick.

But key members of the new cabinet are anti-expansion, including Putney’s MP and new Education Secretary, Justine Greening.

New Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also once said he’d “lie down in front of bulldozers” to stop expansion going ahead there.

Meanwhile, ex-Tooting MP and current Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, has given his support to expansion at Gatwick rather than Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:58 am  

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