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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Woman is sentenced to five years for stalking - at Kingston Crown Court


A woman’s been sentenced at Kingston Crown Court for stalking a man and mounting a campaign to destroy his reputation.

49-year old Farah Dan was sentenced to five years for attempting to blacken the name of an engineering director and volunteer church warden.

She was found guilty of one count of stalking on Thursday and had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of stalking a second victim.

The Met Police takes all forms of harassment seriously and encourages all victims to report them as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Football scores - Full time

Premier League
Chelsea 2-1 Watford

Championship
Fulham 2-2 Cardiff
QPR 0-2 Preston
Brentford 0 1 Rotherham

League 1
Wimbledon 0 0 Northampton
MK Dons 1 0 Rochdale
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

Football scores at Half Time

Premier League
Chelsea 0-0 Watford

Championship
Fulham 1-0 Cardiff
QPR 0-1 Preston
Brentford 0-1 Rotherham

League 1
Wimbledon 0-0 Northampton
MK Dons 0-0 Rochdale
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

UPDATE - Man from Surrey died yesterday after his family were swept into sea in Newquay

A man in his 30’s from Surrey has died after his family were swept off rocks and into the sea in Cornwall.

Five members of his family were swept out by huge 10 foot waves and strong winds yesterday afternoon.

The man, his wife and 2-year old daughter were airlifted to hospital, he later died and the other two remain there.

Two of their other children managed to get back on the rocks in Newquay and were rescused by the Coastguard.

Police are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Football matches today - kick off 3pm

In the premier league:

Chelsea are playing Watford away

Crystal Palace are away to Tottenham

In the Championship:

Fulham have just kicked off to Cardiff

QPR are playing Preston at home

Brentford are away to Rotherham

In League One:

MK Dons are playing Rochdale

All kick off at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Three men in court today - charged with the murder of a teenager in Croydon

Three men will appear in court today charged with the murder of a teenager in South Croydon.

19-year old Andre Adremi was killed in Heather Way on Tuesday 16th August.

The 19-year olds were charged yesterday, one from Thornton Heath and two from Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Newquay rescue: Surrey man swept into sea with family dies

A man in his 30's has died and his two-year-old girl is in hospital after a family from Surrey were swept off rocks and into the sea in Cornwall.

Five members of the family were swept out by huge waves of over ten-foot yesterday afternoon.

Two of their other children managed to get back on the rocks in Newquay and were located by the Coastguard.

Rescue teams recovered the man, woman and their daughter, but he later died.

The little girl is still getting treatment.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

21-year-old Appears in Court Charged with Murder of Chelsea Carer Jairo Medina

A man's appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates Court charged with murder following a death in Hyde Park in London.

Hani Khalaf, an Egyptian national and of no fixed address, is accused of murdering 62 year old Jairo Medina, a professional carer from Chelsea, earlier this month.

The 21 year old, who's been remanded in custody, is due back in court on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Elderly woman robbed of rings at her home in Pirbright

An elderly woman was left with cuts and bruises and her jewellery stolen after intruders entered her home in Pirbright.

The men claimed they needed water for their vehicle to get into her home in Stanford Common at around 2.30pm yesterday.

After entering, the men forcibly removed four rings from her hands, including her wedding ring.

Second-hand jewellers are being asked not to purchase any jewellery they believe could have been stolen.

Detective Sergeant Andy Greaves said that it was an appalling attack that has left the lady not only with physical injuries, but extremely shaken and upset.

The rings are described as:
1. A wedding band inscribed with a female and male’s name and a date in 1970.
2. A ring with an Amethyst stone (purple) surrounded with diamonds.
3. A ruby and diamond ring.
4. A V-shaped diamond ring.

Anyone any information is urged to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Police Appealing for Information on Fatal Hit-and-Run in Guilford this Morning

Police are appealing for help to find people involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Guilford this morning.

Officers were called to Portsmouth Road near to the junction with Turnham Close, at around 3am.

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was found lying in the road with serious head injuries and was later pronounced dead by paramedics.

Anyone who could have seen something or has suspicions about someone who might have been involved is urged to call Surrey Police as a matter of urgency.

You can contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Chelsea's Iconic Pub to Close its Doors

One of London’s most established gay pubs in Chelsea is set to shut its doors next month.

The Queen’s Head announced the pub will close for good after the pub's operators failed to agree terms on a new lease with landlords.

The pub, which is off the King’s Road, has served the LGBT community or at least 60 years.

A farewell party is set to take place at the pub on Saturday 3rd September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Assistant Coach at Surbiton Ladies talks Hockey Success in Rio

Team GB's women have made hockey history at the Rio Olympics.

They've taken their first ever gold at a summer Games - beating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout.

The final ended in a 3-3 draw in normal time.

Three of the players are from Surbiton - Giselle Ansley, Georgie Twigg and Holly Webb, who delivered the winning goal.

Director of Sport at Reeds School and Assistant Coach at Surbiton Ladies, Ben Edwards, thinks their success will have a knock-on effect:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Friday, 19 August 2016

Surbiton Players face the Netherlands in the Hockey Final in Rio

Team GB’s Hockey final will get underway at 9pm – three players hail from Surbiton -Holly Webb, Giselle Ansley and Georgie Twigg.

They face the Netherlands, who are aiming for a third straight Olympic gold.

Team GB has made sporting history by getting to the hockey final - improving on their bronze at London 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Blaze under control in Shepherd's Bush

Firefighters have tackled a massive blaze at an 18-storey tower block of flats in Shepherd's Bush.

Plumes of thick smoke could be seen across the city as more than 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines extinguished the flames

Two people have reportedly been treated for injuries while hundreds of residents have been evacuated to a nearby community hall.

The blaze affected part of the seventh, eighth and ninth floors.

The cause is not yet known and the fire service says it's under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Appeal to find Charity Auction Prize Cow Sculpture in Box Hill

A life-size fibreglass cow which was due to go up for auction to raise money for charity has been stolen in Surrey.

Police are appealing for help to find the sculpture, known as ‘Cycling Moo Kay’, after it was taken from the top of Box Hill at some point between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The cow is part of a show of 60 brightly-coloured cows called CowParade, which has raised millions of pounds for charity since the initiative began in 1998.

Tim Metson, Surrey Hills CowParade leader, described the theft as ‘heartless’ and a huge disappointment the charity.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Police release image of man who allegedly racially abused a bus driver in Wandsworth

Police have released an image of a man who they think was racially abusive to a bus driver in Wandsworth.

They have released the photo on Twitter in a bid to track him down.

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Fire fighters tackling blaze at block of flats in #ShepherdsBush



Twenty fire engines and 120 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire in a high rise block of flats on Shepherds Court in Shepherds Bush Green.

Smoke from the blaze can be seen across the area and 999 control officers have taken over 40 emergency calls to the incident.

The Brigade was called at 3.44pm. The air ambulance is in attendance and the Underground station has been closed off.



Crews from Hammersmith, Kensington, Acton, Chiswick, Paddington, Fulham, Park Royal, Battersea, Wandsworth, Brixton and fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

@LiamPLEdwards has captured this video.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

Surrey Police is appealing for help from members of the public to locate this 26-year-old man who is wanted on warrant after failing to appear at courts in Staines and Croydon.



Robroy Mackay was due to appear at North Surrey Magistrates Court on the 9th of August and Croydon Magistrates Court on the 5th of August in relation to breaching conditions of a Probation Order and theft.

Mackay has links to the Thames Ditton and Walton areas of Elmbridge and connections to Isleworth, Hounslow, Feltham and Surbiton.

He is described as white, around 5ft 7” tall, of a slim build with short dark hair. He is known to grow a beard but may be clean shaven at this time.

Despite various enquiries to trace Mackay, officers have been unable to locate him and are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact them immediately.

Anyone who may have details is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting court warrant reference 451600117340
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

A man from Wallington who barged his way into a pensioner's home and raped her has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars



46 year old Jason Batchelor of Maldon Road, Wallington, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court earlier after pleading guilty to rape, attempted rape, sexual assault, actual bodily harm and trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence at a previous hearing.

Batchelor received a total of 20 years for rape with a 12-year custodial sentence, with eight years to be served on licence upon release.

He received the same sentence for attempted rape, sexual assault, actual bodily harm and trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence. Each sentence is to run concurrently.

At about 8am, on Wednesday, the 11th of May, a woman in her 70s was in her kitchen at her home in Croydon preparing breakfast when Batchelor tapped on a window to the rear of her house.

The woman indicated for him to leave her garden, which he did, however he walked around the property and knocked on the front door.

The woman opened her door slightly to ask him what he wanted, at which point he placed his foot in the doorway and forced his way in.

Inside, he punched the woman, causing extensive bruising to her face. He then went on to rape her, before leaving the property taking cash from the victim.

The woman alerted the emergency services and was admitted to hospital for her injuries.

An investigation was launched by detectives from the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.

Through specially trained detectives, the woman was able to provide a good description of Batchelor, including the tattoos on his neck and chest.

Media appeals immediately after the incident identified important witnesses who provided evidence of assistance to the investigation team.

As a result of detailed forensic examinations, DNA evidence was obtained and found to be a match for Jason Batchelor.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Keith Ward, said: "This was an horrific ordeal for this elderly lady and her courage and bravery throughout this investigation has been humbling.

Batchelor is a dangerous offender who committed offences against the woman in her own home, a place where she has every right to feel safe and secure.

I would like to praise my team of detectives for their dedication and diligence in securing this conviction.

Thankfully offences of this nature are very rare and I hope that the swift identification, arrest and charge of Batchelor will give other victims of sexual offences the confidence to come forward in the belief that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity by specially trained detectives who are committed to supporting victims and bringing perpetrators to justice."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

A restaurant has been ordered to pay over £11,000 in fines and costs after Hounslow Council found they were breaching health and safety regulations at its premises.



AN Business Ltd, which used to run Shanty Town, based at the Blenheim Centre, was found by Feltham Magistrates Court to have failed to ensure the safety of employees and contract staff by not observing a Prohibition Notice served on them by Hounslow Council’s Commercial Health and Safety team officers.

The visit by council officers discovered an unsafe storage area and ladder access to it and served the Prohibition Notice on the company to stop anyone using the ladder and the area.

During later visits, it was found that items had been removed and the area had been cleared out. Further investigation found evidence that contract staff and kitchen employees had entered the area despite the notice served.

Shanty Town had advertised itself as a restaurant serving “street” food from around the globe and boasted of serving more than 50 international dishes from Mexican to Japanese.

The company pleaded guilty at Feltham Magistrates Court to failing in their duty to ensure their employees were not exposed to safety risks and for contravening the notice on two occasions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Police searching for high risk missing man from #Kingston



Police say they are concerned for the welfare of Neil Emery, aged 48, from Kingston.

He requires urgent medication and hasn't been seen since Monday.

He is known to frequent Tolworth, Morden Park, Raynes Park and Kingston Town Centre.

If you see Neil, call 999 and quote ref: 16MIS035956
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

London council slammed for this 'disgusting' unprotected sex poster



A poster campaign by Kingston council promoting the contraceptive coil has being called “disgusting and offensive” by critics.

They believe the posters promote promiscuous behavior and don’t warn young girls on the dangers of catching an STI.

A council spokesperson said “Kingston has made excellent progress in reducing teenage pregnancy rates.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

A man has escaped a fire in a high rise in Hayes

The blaze broke out in Station Road in the early hours.

Part of a flat on the seventh floor of the building was damaged by the blaze.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Police release an image following a road rage incident in Worcester Park



Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a road rage incident in Worcester Park.

A 60 year-old driver was reportedly hit on the right side of his head by a passenger from a scaffolding truck after their vehicles collided.

The incident happened in Central Road last Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sutton Police station on 101 quoting ref no: 4007649/16. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Tooting by-election result: Labour hold, Councillor Paul White elected



Labour has held on to its seat in the Tooting council by-election.

Paul White is the new Wandsworth Councillor for Tooting after being elected by residents yesterday.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour Councillor Ben Johnson, who stepped down in order to take up an advisory job with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Kingston residents are being asked for their views on mental health services in the borough

Residents in Kingston are being asked for their views on mental health services in the borough.

The council and Kingston CCG are reviewing how services, such as counselling, are delivered.

They want to identify the changes that need to be made over the next five years to ensure those suffering with poor mental health are well supported.

This can involve things which are directly related to mental health care, such as the Community Mental Health Team, but also things like debt and housing, which can affect how people feel.

You can complete the survey here

For more information visit the Healthcare website here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Crystal Palace seal Benteke deal
Crystal Palace have agreed a fee to sign the Liverpool forward Christian Benteke.

He'll cost 27 million pounds, with up to a further 5 million pounds in add ons.

The Belgian was signed last summer by Brendan Rodgers, but has fallen out of favour under new manager Jurgen Klopp.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The mother of a toddler who wandered out of a nursery in Epsom has said it was every parent’s worst nightmare

The mother of a toddler who wandered out of a nursery in Epsom has said it was every parent’s worst nightmare.

Susannah Hartley’s two-year-old Thomas was found alone in woodland after escaping from Appletree Day Nursery’s Forest School.

He was missing for eight minutes after going missing while a staff member was on a comfort break.

The nursery has apologised to Thomas’ family and says lessons will be learned after the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

A fire has gutted a mid-terraced house in Wimbledon Chase

Fire has gutted a mid-terraced house in Wimbledon Chase.

Firefighters battled the blaze in Bronson Road last night.

One person managed to escape before the brigade arrived and there were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

Police shut down huge cannabis farm in Richmond

Police have shut down a huge cannabis farm in Richmond.

Officers raided a residential address in Sheen Court in North Richmond yesterday, and found around 140 cannabis plants inside.

One man was arrested in relation to the illegal operation.

A warrant was obtained after residents living nearby reported their suspicions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 pm  

Constable based in Hammersmith & Fulham sentenced to a 12-month community order for assault on police

A constable based in Hammersmith and Fulham has been sentenced to a 12-month community order for two counts of assault on police.

The two officers were attending a report of domestic abuse at an address in Surrey when 39-year-old PC Martin Wright assaulted them.

One officer received injuries to his wrist and neck, and the other officer sustained marks to his neck.

PC Wright was sentenced at Guildford Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He was ordered to pay £620 in costs, an £85 victim surcharge and £100 compensation to both constables.

A misconduct review is due to take place.

PC Wright remains suspended from duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Students in Tolworth celebrate a successful A level results day
Students at Tolworth Girls' School are celebrating after the release of A level results.

40% of all A level entries achieved at least an A*-B. Nearly three quarters of all entries achieved at least a grade C.

Radio Jackie went along to the academy to get the reactions of the students and Headteacher Siobhan Lowe.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A third man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Croydon.

The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a south London police station.

Two other men, also 19, arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of yesterday, remain in custody at separate south London police stations.

Police were called at approximately 7.40pm on Tuesday to reports of a man injured in Heather Way, South Croydon.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended and discovered a man suffering stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.

Next of kin are aware and the victim can be named as Andre Aderemi, aged 19, who lived in Chatham, Kent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, direct to the incident room on 0208 721 5054 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Ebola infected nurse "concealed her condition at Heathrow screening."

A British nurse, who was infected with Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, is facing disciplinary action.

Pauline Cafferkey is alleged to have concealed her temperature when she was screened at Heathrow on her return to the UK in December 2014.

A hearing on her fitness to practise will take place in Edinburgh next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Students in Richmond school sixth forms are once again celebrating as they receive their A Level results.

Today’s results show that the 417 pupils in school sixth forms had a 98% pass rate, inline with the national average.

The results also show that 87% achieved three or more A*-E grades and 96% achieved two or more A*-E grades.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Violent Woking man locked up after string of assaults on the public and officers



A Woking man faces 14 months in jail after assaulting three police officers.

23 year-old Benjamin Edgecock pleaded guilty to a string of offences at Guildford Crown Court.

Following his arrest in April he launched a vicious attack on three officers which included spitting and biting.

He was also charged with GBH following an incident on the same night, where he left a man with a broken jaw after punching him in the face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Services at Sam Beare in Weybridge will relocate to a new facility

Woking and Sam Beare Hospices will be operating with 10 fewer beds than normal during a transition period.

The hospice charity announced today that its base in Weybridge will likely close in December.

The Sam Beare site situated within Weybridge Hospital is moving to a hospice building currently under construction in Woking.

In-patients beds and nursing staff will be transferred over to Woking Hospice in Hill View Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Southern Rail train passengers left "shaken" after ceiling collapses

The ceiling of a train carriage has collapsed onto commuters.

No one was injured when it happened between Purley Oaks and South Croydon at around half 8 this morning.

The company which runs the service - Southern - says it doesn't yet know the cause and is promising to investigate it fully.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

New road safety trial is coming to Richmond

A new device to help improve road safety in HGVs is coming to Richmond as part of a new European trial.

The Cycle Safety Shield is a collision avoidance system.

It has been specifically designed to detect pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles when a collision with an HGV is imminent.

It will give the driver up to 2.7 seconds to react to a potential accident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Heathrow Airport unveils new noise reduction bid to appease residents

Planes coming in to Heathrow are to change the way they land to cut noise for residents, and reduce opposition to a third runway.

Pilots have been told to delay the point when they lower the wheels beneath the planes which causes wind noise.

An airport spokesman has said the changes will not alter the safety of the landings.

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to approve a new runway for either Heathrow or Gatwick in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Two people from Croydon will appear in court today - charged with firearms offences

Two people from Croydon will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today.

Four were arrested in total after a car was stopped by officers near Tulse Hill on Tuesday evening.

Trident and Area Crime Command were carrying out an intelligence-led operation and have charged them all with firearms offences.

They include possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a prohibited weapon and prohibited ammunition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

SPECIAL REPORT: Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton is leading the way

The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton is proving it's leading the way in the battle against breast cancer.

Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Paralympian David Weir hints Rio Paralympics may be his last

Multiple-gold medal winning Paralympian David Weir from Wallington has suggested the Rio Games may be his last.

In an interview at Kingsmeadow Stadium in Kingston, Radio Jackie heard of his drive to continue winning but with a focus on marathons.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Animal Rescue charity appeal for help as the 'Croydon cat-killer' is still striking

The so-called “Croydon Cat Killer” is still at large.

Charity South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty, known as SNARL, are continuing to help police hunt the suspect.

As well as collecting the bodies of deceased cats, they’re also taking care of any injured ones they find.

This woman has been supporting SNARL, but says they need all the help they can get.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

UPDATE: Police continue to appeal for witnesses after a man was robbed and stabbed in Morden at the weekend

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a man was robbed at knife-point in Morden Town Centre.

The victim was also stabbed and had his phone stolen at about midnight on Saturday evening.

Police are looking for two suspects.

The first is described as white, around 19 years old, of slim build and about 6 ft tall.

The second is black and also about 19 years old. Both have local London accents and were wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am  

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Former Tooting MP, Sadiq Khan's Deputy Mayor Vows to Improve London's Toxic Air Quality


Former MP for Tooting, Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor has vowed to improve London’s toxic air quality.

Shirley Rodrigues said she wanted to help make the capital one of the world’s most environmentally friendly cities.

About 9,500 Londoners die from long-term air pollution exposure every year.

Mr Khan has previously said that the poor air quality is one of the biggest health emergencies facing the Capital.

Radical plans for an expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone and the creation of green bus zones will be pushed as part of the pledge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Police Make Second Arrest of Teenager in Connection to Battersea Murder

A second arrest has been made of a teenager in connection to the murder of a man in Battersea.

35-year-old Mohammed Hassan, known locally as Bashir, was knifed in the heart in the car park below his block of flats on the Winstanley Estate.

Two other men, aged 32 and 35, were also stabbed on August 3rd, but have since been discharged from hospital.

Friends said the Egyptian removal man had been attempting to break up a fight when he was killed.

Police have already arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of murder, but urge any witnesses to come forward and help them with their investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

No sign of Brexit hit as Wimbledon Employment rate Improves

Unemployment in Wimbledon has fallen 40% since 2010, along with the national unemployment rate, with 2.7 million more people in jobs.

MP for Wimbledon, Stephen Hammond, tweeted that it’s great news for the area.

The news comes after the Office for National Statistics revealed employment rate showed no sign of a post-referendum hit with a new record high in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

London has 60% of all syphilis cases in England - with Wandsworth reporting 141 cases last year

New figures show 60% of all cases of syphilis in England are reported in London, with 141 cases diagnosed in Wandsworth last year.

The newly released statistics from Public Health England show that the number of cases has risen among Londoners by 163%.

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that initially causes sores but can go on to cause serious conditions such as heart problems.

In most circumstances it can be treated with antibiotics but in extreme cases, the bacterial infection can prove fatal.

A spokesperson from Public Health England has called on people to practice safe sex and to regularly be tested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Study Finds Richmond is Healthiest Place to Live in UK

Richmond is the healthiest place to live in the UK, according to a new study, closely followed by Kingston and Wandsworth, which ranked third and fourth.

The Mirror Online analysed six health indicators including smoking, diet, alcohol consumption and obesity to rank across the country.

The city of Liverpool was found to be the unhealthiest area, with only 36.5% of people eating the right amount of fruit and veg per day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

A fire has broken out at a house on Churchfield Road in Walton.

Surrey Fire and Rescue are attending the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Wandsworth Council has protected 120 pubs from redevelopment.

This means they can’t be converted into homes or shops without planning permission.

The venues were chosen because of their historic or architectural value, as well as the positive contribution they make to the community.

Councillor Jonathon Cook said he hopes that other councils will “follow their lead by adopting pub-friendly planning policies.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Police are appealing for help in tracking down a man who’s wanted on recall to prison.



24 year old Mitchell Kemp was sentenced after being convicted of arson with intent to endanger life.

Kemp is white, of a slight build with fair hair and usually dresses casually in tracksuit bottoms and a vest.

He is believed to have links to the Cobham and North Surrey areas and also Aldershot and Farnborough.

Anyone who has seen Kemp, or has any information as to his whereabouts, is urged not to approach him but to contact police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

UPDATE: Two men bailed after toy guns on a train cause huge armed police operation on Wimbledon

Two men have been released on bail after a suspected firearms incident that brought Wimbledon and Raynes Park to a standstill.

Officers were called to Wimbledon station to reports of a man believed to be in possession of a firearm at 9am yesterday.

They searched the area but were unable to find him; however, some two hours later, a man was arrested near Raynes Park station.

A second man was arrested last night in Kingston in connection with the investigation.

The reported guns turned out to be plastic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Tim Henman has made his annual visit to the #Sutton Tennis Tournament

The former British Number 1 held a coaching day for youngsters at the event over the weekend.

His Junior Clinic was held in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

A fire has destroyed a bungalow New Malden

A blaze has destroyed a bungalow New Malden.

The ground floor of the property in Bazalgette Gardens was gutted by fire and half of the roof was also damaged.

Two adults left the property before the arrival of the brigade last night.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

An independent investigation has begun following the death of a man in Bedfont

Police were called to an address in Imperial Road, just after 6pm yesterday, following reports of a disturbance involving a 29-year-old.

Officers attended the address and the man subsequently became unwell.

London Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to hospital where he died.

Next of kin has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Teenager stabbed to death in Croydon

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Croydon.

Police and paramedics were called to Heather Way in the Monks Hill Estate at about 7.40pm last night, to reports of an injured man.

They found the 19 year-old victim suffering knife wounds. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

A total of eight teenagers have been murdered in London this year, all victims of knife crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

UPDATE: Idris Hassan will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today charged with murder

An 18 year-old man has been charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Hayes.

Lance Scott Walker was knifed in Gledwood Gardens on Monday, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found he died from stab wounds.

Idris Hassan will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

UPDATE: 18-year old murdered in Hayes has been named

A teenager stabbed to death in Hayes on Monday has been named by police.

18-year old Lance Walker was repeatedly knifed in broad daylight in Gledwood Gardens, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An 18-year old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information is urged to contact the incident room.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A woman is sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for money laundering after being scammed

A woman has been sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court after an internet scam saw her lose her life savings.

65-year old Sherroll Foster was conned by a man she met on the site in 2012, who convinced her he needed money – she sent him a total of £65,000 to Ghana.

Foster, from Uxbridge was convicted of money laundering, after sending on cash from other victims – of which she was ordered to pay one back £3,500.

The ruse was carried out by a gang who were targeting women over a certain age, who use dating websites.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

UPDATE: Second man arrested following suspected firearms incident in Wimbledon

A second man's been arrested following a suspected firearms incident in Wimbledon.

The 31-year-old man was arrested in Kingston this evening, on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

A 29-year-old man was arrested near Raynes Park station this morning following reports of a man in possession of a firearm at Wimbledon station.

Police say no shots were fired and no-one was injured.

An investigation's underway but it's not being treated as terror-related.

Both men remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Elderly people in Richmond and Sutton will fare the best during the heatwave that’s expected over the next few days

Elderly people in Richmond and Sutton will fare the best during the heatwave that’s expected over the next few days.

That’s in contrast to older residents in Hackney and Islington who will be in most danger of heat related illnesses.

Researchers say areas with high density populations are in most danger from the elements.

We’re being urged to look out for our elderly neighbours as temperatures are expected to hit 26C.

Heat stroke is a big concern, with pre - existing conditions like heart disease expected to be exacerbated by the hot weather.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Appeal to trace missing vulnerable woman from Feltham



Police are appealing for help to trace a missing vulnerable woman from Feltham.

80-year-old Regina Offiah was last seen in Wigley Road at 11.30pm yesterday.

Her family are concerned for her welfare as she may be confused.

Regina is black, 5ft 5, of slim build and uses a walking stick.

She was last seen wearing a black sun hat and she was carrying a wicker basket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Rugby union side London Irish is discussing a potential ground-share with football team Brentford

It's considering using Brentford's new 20,000 seat stadium if it ends up being built.

London Irish currently stages home games in Reading.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

There was a gold rush in Kingston this morning



Residents spotted a pure gold Maserati being driven through the streets on the back of a tow truck.

Police revealed they had it towed after the driver was found to have no insurance, and L plates.

The team tweeted #NoInsuranceNoCar
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

A man's been questioned by police in south London on suspicion of funding terrorism.

The 20 year-old was detained yesterday morning as part of an investigation into the support of terror activities in Syria.

He's now been bailed.

A car and a property in the area were also searched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a teenager was murdered in Hayes yesterday

Police were called to reports of a man suffering stab injuries in Gledwood Gardens just before 4pm.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found the victim collapsed in the street.

The victim died less than an hour later.

An 18 year old man was arrested a short distance away on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Man arrested near Raynes Park Station after a report of "a person seen in possession of a firearm."

A man has been arrested following a report of a "person seen in possession of a firearm" in Raynes Park.

Police were called just before 9am to a report of a male seen in possession of an item believed to be a firearm, in the Wimbledon area.

Witnesses say armed police were on patrol along Lower Downs Road as the hunt moved from Wimbledon to Raynes Park.

Officers also went to Wimbledon station but did not locate the man in question.

He was eventually traced to an address in Raynes Park just before 11am and has been arrested.

Enquiries are continuing.

There were no reports of shots fired and no one has been injured.

The incident is not being treated as terror related.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Richmond has been voted the happiest place to live in London.

Rightmove asked almost 24,000 people across the country how happy they feel in their area.

Kingston and Wandsworth are also in the top five.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A 23 year old is facing a hefty fine after being hauled off a flight to Heathrow by police.

Lauren Johnson has been banned for life from travelling on Virgin Airlines for threatening to punch a stewardess.

She continued to be abusive when she was met by police at Heathrow and struck a female officer.

Lauren Johnson was given a four month suspended sentence and has to pay a fine of £4,500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

A horrified dog walker discovered a man's body on Tooting Common on Sunday morning.

The 29 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the man's death is not being treated as suspicious. His next of kin have been told.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Campaign group HACAN will be staging the Noise Olympics on Thursday in Hammersmith.


A 100 metres race with 8 runners representing the seven European airports which overfly the most people, plus Gatwick, will take place.

The race has been timed to coincide with the athletics programme at the Olympic Games.

HACAN Chair John Stewart said that Heathrow is the “overwhelming favourite to win.”

MP for Hammersmith, Andy Slaughter, will be presenting medals to the winners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says Diego Costa shouldn't have been on the pitch to score the winner in their 2-1 Premier League defeat at Chelsea.

The striker was already on a yellow card when he clattered into visiting goalkeeper Adrian.

Bilic says his own team's defending was more annoying - but Costa was lucky.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Animal rescues cost London Fire Brigade over £200,000 in the past year, it has been revealed.

London fire crews were called to rescue 542 animals - including dogs, foxes and snakes - between July 2015 and June 2016.

The majority of calls were for cats- but there were some bizarre cases such as a ferret trapped in a lift shaft in Kingston and a tortoise trapped in New Malden.

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson, said: "If there is an animal stuck anywhere, the first port of call should always be the RSPCA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Antonio Conte made a winning start as Chelsea boss last night.

His first competitive game in charge was their 2-1 victory over West Ham in their Premier League opener.

Diego Costa scored an 89th minute goal at Stamford Bridge.

Conte said his first experience of the English top flight was a positive one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

St George’s NHS Trust is supporting World Mental Health Day in October with a photography competition.

It’ll be open to everyone from Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

The aim is to send in a photograph of something that makes you feel happy.

Entries will all be online and there will be a chance to see them on the St George’s Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

Monday, 15 August 2016

Travellers on Tooting Common to be evicted

A group of travellers who have settled on Tooting Common will have to leave the site or face prosecution- and risk having their vehicles towed away.

The travellers, who arrived earlier, will be served with a notice requiring them to depart within 24 hours. Failure to meet this deadline could render them liable to court action.

Camping on any part of Tooting Common, without prior authorisation from the council, is a criminal offence under parks and open spaces byelaws.

A council spokesman said: “Local people can rest assured that we are taking active steps to remove this group."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 pm  

Police investigate serious collision in Guildford

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Guildford on Sunday 14th August.

The collision, involving a white BMW and a silver Vauxhall van, took place around 12.10am underneath the railway bridge in Salt Box Road.

A person who was in the van was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with serious injuries.

The road was closed for around four hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

Man charged in connection with rape in Burpham in 2010

A man has been charged in connection with a rape of a teenage girl which happened in Burpham six years ago.

Terry Smith was arrested on Saturday 13th August and is accused of two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

It comes after Surrey Police launched an investigation under the name Operation Zastava following the serious sexual assault in September 2010.

37-year-old Mr Smith has been remanded in custody and was due to appear at Redhill Magistrates Court for an initial hearing today
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Marco Pierre-White Jr given Overnight Curfew at Chiswick Home until Trial

Big Brother star Marco Pierre-White Jr must stick to an overnight curfew at his Chiswick home until trial, after being accused fraud.

The son of the celebrity chef appeared before Hammersmith Magistrates Court accused of stealing his ex-girlfriend’s bank card.

He is pleading not guilty to spending £3,900 in a shopping spree without his ex, Carina Evans’, knowledge.

Prosecutor Tom Gill said there were substantial grounds for keeping him in custody as he was positive for cocaine.

But Carl Newman, who is defending Marco, claims the allegations are fabricated by Miss Evans, as a way to get back at him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

#Southern talks break down

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute with Southern Railway have broken down.

The RMT union claims the operator rejected its proposal to keep a conductor on every train, in addition to the driver.

The talks were being held at the conciliation service Acas.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow the travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

A mother who lied about her two young children being ill to falsely receive benefits, has been sentenced to seven and a half years in jail

The 49-year-old, from Croydon, claimed £375,000 over a ten year period.

She claimed her children suffered from asthma, autism and other health problems, leading to them having unnecessary surgery.

She's been convicted of several offences, including cruelty and fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Tributes are continuing to come in for a man from Chelsea, found murdered in Hyde Park last week



Officers were called in the early hours of Friday, and discovered 62 year old Jairo Medina dead at the scene.

A post mortem held over the weekend could not ascertain a cause of death for the carer, but did show he was the victim of an assault.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, near The Reformers' Tree in Hyde Park, to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Police have charged two men over a raid at a hotel at Heathrow.

Officers were called to the Renaissance Hotel in Bath Road in the early hours of Friday morning.

An ATM was stolen from the lobby after a Black BMW X5 containing a group of suspects rammed the rear entrance door.

Security staff at the hotel tried to intervene, but were threatened by the suspects who intimated they had firearms, but none were seen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

The Leader of Richmond Council has laughed off Heathrow’s latest attempt to suggest there’s support for expanding the airport in boroughs such as Richmond.

A press release published by the company suggested a heavy backing for an additional runway.

But in the breakdown of the boroughs, only 34 per cent in the Richmond constituency and 38 per cent in Twickenham said they’re in favour of the project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Chelsea will begin their Premier League season tonight - when they take on West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

It'll be the first competitive game in charge for Antonio Conte.

Last season the team flopped badly in their title defence - finishing tenth after the club sacked boss Jose Mourinho.

Forward Edin Hazard said they can't afford to dwell on what happened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

The Mayor of London has repeated his offer to put Transport for London in charge of Southern Rail.

Passengers have suffered months of disruption amid staff shortages and strike action by conductors.

Sadiq Khan told the government that TFL would be able to “get a grip” on the situation.

Operator Govia Thameslink Railway said it's focus was on resolving issues, “not arguments about political control”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

An accountant from Croydon who has spent almost two years in prison in Burma says he’s been denied a translator.

29 year old Niranjan Rasalingam said he can’t understand legal proceedings in his case.

He was arrested in 2014 along with three Indian nationals on suspicion of stealing 25 million kyats using cloned ATM cards.

He denies the allegations.

It’s now emerged that he asked the British Embassy for a translator, but they told him it was up to the Burmese government to give him one.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it’s raising “concerns” about the case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

A fly-tipper is facing a hefty fine and 250 hours of unpaid community service under the council’s latest Don’t Mess With Croydon prosecution.

On Thursday, Croydon Magistrates’ Court heard that Nuhur Mulindwa was seen dumping rubbish, including bits of carpet, in May last year. He was then spotted fly-tipping weeks later in the same street.

The 56 year old was found guilty of two counts of illegally dumping waste and must now pay a fine of over £4,000.

Councillor Stuart Collins said he hopes that the judge’s strong sentence will make other offenders think twice in future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

A businessman sent to jail for assaulting his cancer survivor ex-wife is now fighting her over the ownership of a house in Hounslow.

52-year-old Agop Hacatoroglu says he’s part owner of the 600-thousand pound house that he shared with 46-year-old Carla Frade.

He was jailed last year for domestic abuse.

A judge at Central London County Court will make a decision on the case at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

Three former Westminster politicians will be participating in this year’s Kew Gardens Literary Festival.

Ex Home Secretary Alan Johnson will read from his bestselling memoirs while former Lib Dem leaders Nick Clegg and Paddy Ashdown will also speak at the Write on Kew festival next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

The search continues for a seven foot chicken stolen from scaffolding in Dorking.

The Friends of Dorking put up the plastic cut-out of their mascot, Dorkers, to promote the town during the recent RideLondon cycle event.

The group says it would like it to be returned to help promote the town again in future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Police Name Hyde Park Murder Victim - a Professional Carer from Chelsea

The man who was murdered in Hyde Park has been named as Jairo Medina, a professional carer from Chelsea.

The 62-year-old was found dead with stab wounds at about 6am on Friday 12th August, near to the mosaic to commemorate The Reformers' Tree.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area between the evening of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday.

No arrests have been made - anyone with any information is urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Appeal for Witnesses After Man was Robbed and Stabbed in Morden Town Centre

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed at knife-point in Morden Town Centre last night.

The victim was stabbed and had his phone stolen during the robbery at midnight last night.

Police are looking for two suspects.

The first suspect is white, aged approximately 19 years, of slim build and about 6 foot tall.

The second is described as black and about 19 years old also. Both have local London accents and were wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Motorcyclist Dies in Surrey after Reportedly being Hit by a Pigeon

A motorcyclist has died in Surrey after reportedly being hit by a pigeon, causing him to come off his bike.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the smash on the A22 near Godstone at around 7am this morning.

The driver was with three friends who allegedly saw the bird fly into him.

Surrey Police and fire crews were called to the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Harlequins lose pre-season friendly against London Irish


The start of 2016-17 Rugby Union premiership season is fast approaching.

Yesterday the new-look Harlequins under Director of Rugby John Kingston welcomed London Irish to the Twickenham Stoop in a pre-season friendly – a memorial game in the Cunningham-Duncombe Series, remembering Jarrod Cunningham (London Irish) and Nick Duncombe (Harlequins).

The last time these two teams met Quins sealed the relegation of the Exiles out of the top tier of English rugby.
Some revenge, perhaps, on the cards for Irish? Or were Harlequins looking to seal their dominance over the visiting side?

Karl Dickson led out the new breed of Quins talent: the likes of Robshaw, Care, Brown, Marler sitting this game out.

The visitors kicked off the match and earned the first put-in at the scrum in the Quins’ half. The debate of scrums slowing down games lingers on, not helped by a multiple-set scrum at The Stoop.

Free kick to the Exiles who took it quickly, ran ball in hand forcing their way into the 22. An attempted chip over landed safely in Quins hands before finding touch. The hosts stole the first lineout ball and kicked to safety but this only allowed the visitors to build their attack once more.

Quins had to stand firm with their defensive effort as Irish earned an attacking scrum just a few metres from the try line. With another failing scrum, Quins were awarded a penalty and kicked for a lineout, albeit still within their own half.

8 minutes into the first half and Quins finally put a string of passes together before kicking high. Despite competition for the ball, Irish came away with it and earned another penalty lineout which they secured. Irish spread the ball far and wide but with pin-point precision. Breaking through the defensive line, the ball reached Exile no. 7 Blair Cowan who crossed the whitewash in the 10th minute. Converted. Harlequins 0 – 7 London Irish.

Another lineout to Irish and another attack, this time brought swiftly to an end with a knock-on. Time off as Quins no. 5 needed medical attention and a welcome break for the home side to regroup.

Scrum then penalty to the hosts. They found touch for a lineout just outside the visiting 22. Ball secured, maul formed before the ball was passed to the centres. Quins started to build momentum. Thumping tackles from Irish could be felt reverberating around The Stoop, slowing the attack. Scrum to Irish and another time off for treatment, this time for the visitors.

Neither side were performing well in the scrum and a penalty was awarded to Irish. They secured lineout ball and kicked long only for the ball to be gathered by the hosts and returned. A quick lineout for the visitors allowed them to gather momentum but a superb tackle halted their progress. A penalty was awarded to the hosts as Irish illegally got hold of the ball in the ruck. Quins no. 2 Joe Gray left the field for a Head Injury Assessment with a quarter left of the first half. No. 16 Dave Ward came on in his place.

Quins regrouped but progress was slow with a heavy defensive effort from Irish pushing back the hosts. Quins were forced to kick but it came to nothing with Irish gathering and kicking into touch just outside their own 22.

London Irish made their first replacement with no. 17 Court on for 1 Smallbone after 21 minutes.

Quins won lineout ball. They lost possession in a sloppy pass and Irish kicked for a chase. The hosts gathered the ball first. Dickson box-kicked on; Irish gathered but ended up in touch. Quins took a quick lineout and broke through the defence but with little support, they opted to kick. HIA reversal with Gray returning with 17 minutes left of the first half.

Irish kicked long for Quins to come again however the hosts lost possession in the ruck with a scrum awarded to the visitors. The set-piece failed again for both teams and referee J P Doyle was left scratching his head.

A penalty was awarded to Irish who kicked hoping to gather the ball. Quins, however, were alert to it resulting in a scrum to Quins. Possession did not last long before the Exiles earned their own put-in. A successful scrum and Irish passed to their fly-half who miss-kicked into touch. Quins took a quick lineout. A lot of play on the halfway line but very little territorial gain.

Ellis, Court and De Chaves on for Irish as ex-Quins Robson came off as well as McKibben, Franks and Paice. 10 minutes left of the first half.

Scrum to the Exiles which was once again upgraded to a penalty. They kicked for a lineout deep in the opposition half but lost the ball to Quins who earned a penalty of their own, finding touch just outside the Irish 22.

The Exiles stole lineout ball and made strides to the Quins’ 22 but lost possession. Quins kicked long forcing Irish to backtrack. They gathered and kicked high, taken superbly by the hosts’ no. 15 Morris. The ball was returned to the opposition who misjudged their kick handing advantage to Quins.

Irish once again stole possession in the lineout but knocked-on handing another scrum to the hosts on the Irish 22.

Dickson fed, retrieved and passed to the centres. Back to the fly-half and out to the wing. Quins were desperately trying to keep ball in hand but made very little ground, eventually losing possession in a knock-on. The Exiles played advantage and ran the ball from one end of the pitch to the other with no. 14 Ross Neil scoring a try for the visitors in the 38th minute. Conversion added: Harlequins 0 – 14 London Irish.

More replacements for the hosts as Twomey came off making way for Merrick. The restart was kicked long into the visitors’ 22. Lineout to Irish but they were penalised. The hosts kicked for another lineout and secured possession however a grab and drive failed to break through the strong defence. A spill from Stanley after a thumping tackle from Tonks brought the first half to an end.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 0 – 14 London Irish

A short kick got proceedings underway in the second half.

The hosts made good ground with ball in hand but play was stopped to allow medics onto the pitch: Charlie Matthews the man in need. Matthews managed to walk from the field and was replaced by Dave Ward.

A scrum restarted the game deep in the visiting half. Quins kept possession but a chip through handed the ball to Irish. The ball went into touch and Quins won the lineout but again lost possession handing a scrum to the Exiles. Irish box-kicked to safety, gathered neatly by Ross Chisholm.

The hosts started to build momentum once more until Dickson box-kicked from a ruck. Possession changed several times as the teams kicked for territory before the hosts opted to run with ball in hand. Penalty to the home side kicked into touch for an attacking line-out in the Irish 22.

Quins won lineout ball, formed a rolling maul and passed for the centres to attack.

A scramble under the posts and Quins halved their deficit: Merrick try, converted by Jackson with 31 minutes left: Harlequins 7 – 14 London Irish.

Hopper on, Stanley off for the hosts.

Irish attacked quickly from the restart but knocked-on under tackle in the Quins’ half.

Dickson fed and retrieved the ball from the scrum. A superb offload by the fly-half Jackson was deemed to have travelled forward handing a scrum to the Exiles, still within Quins’ territory however the hosts were awarded a penalty from the set piece.

They took it quickly but knocked-on. Another failed scrum by the visitors, however Quins kept possession.

The hosts started to believe and made successful offloads under tackle, keeping the game going rather than slowing for a ruck. Despite this belief a free kick was awarded against them, returning play into the Quins’ 22.

Quins started putting in some good tackles but the Exiles were happy to build their attack gradually, earning an advantage in front of the posts. The players were called back for a scrum.

Despite a sloppy attack which saw the ball going forward bouncing off a boot, a try was awarded as Siniteki crossed the whitewash. Irish doubled their lead with less than a quarter of the game left to play: Harlequins 7 – 21 London Irish.

Chisholm had good footwork and pace for the hosts but the Exiles were awarded possession and again attacked the line with a straightforward run in for a try by Atkins, converted: Harlequins 7 – 28 London Irish.

Only 15 minutes left.

Irish attacked from the restart but handed possession to Quins who ran with ball in hand. A tussle for the ball on the Irish 22 saw the Exiles kick into touch. Quins secured the lineout but knocked-on handing a scrum to the visitors.

Penalty to the Exiles who found touch 5 metres from the Quins try line. They secured lineout ball but Quins intercepted a loose pass. The ball was box-kicked out of the 22 but with possession returning to the visitors, danger was ever present. Free kick to the hosts allowed Quins to push on up the field before Chisholm sent a crossfield kick into the arms of Mikalcius who crossed for a try, however the conversion attempt hit the upright: Harlequins 12 – 28 London Irish.

A long restart kept play in the Quins’ half. The hosts struggled to get over the halfway line and a knock-on under tackle handed another scrum to Irish.

Less than 5 minutes left of this disappointing game, and a reset scrum used up even more time.

Eventually the ball was fed and retrieved by the visitors who attacked the line. Only a strong group effort from Quins bundling the Exiles into touch halted progression.

The hosts won lineout ball but a miss-judged chip over landed squarely in the Exiles arms. The ball was spilled just short of the try line. Quins kicked long but did not chase.

Lineout to Irish as the clock counted down and J P Doyle brought proceedings to a close.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 12 – 28 London Irish
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Cable flags up clash with Farage

The former Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has tweeted about a clash with Nigel Farage over the timing of Brexit.

The former Business Secretary in the Tory-Lib Dem coalition claims Farage – the former leader of the UKIP party is alarmed that the government is taking a soft line over the Brexit.

Sir Vince reports that Farage regards this as a betrayal.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Pedalling scout leaders spotted near Richmond Bridge

A swan-shaped pedalo has been spotted near Richmond Bridge as part of a journey along the Thames.

3 scout leaders have been pedalling the pedalo to raise money for the Young Epilepsy charity and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

They had to pedal 8 hours a day to reach their goal of 125 miles.

The distinctive craft which is white and yellow has been dubbed the Pokeswan after the online Pokemon game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Knifepoint robbery in Morden

Police are appealing for witnesses after a knife point robbery on a man in Morden Town Centre.

It happened around midnight.

Anyone with information should phone 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 am  

UPDATE - Mo Farah, who lives in Teddington has won gold in Rio


Twickenham’s Mo Farah has become the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals.

He achieved the win despite being tripped - defending his title in the ten thousand metres.

He will next race on Wednesday in Brazil.

The Somalian-born runner trained on the track at Saint Mary’s College in Twickenham.

Athlete Jess Ennis-Hill has hinted she may retire – she won a silver medal in the heptathalon.

Laura Trott has become the first woman to get 3 gold medals after her cycling event.

Britain is now ahead in the medals table of where it was four years ago in the London Olympics.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Teddington Lifeboat in action near the lock

Teddington Lifeboat was called out overnight.

The crew helped officers from Twickenham police search for a missing person who had disappeared near Teddington Lock.
The missing person was said to be vulnerable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Investigations continue after a raid at a hotel near Heathrow

Investigations are continuing today following a ram raid at a hotel near Heathrow on Friday.

Police were called to the Renaissance Hotel after a Black BMW X5 containing a group of suspects rammed the rear entrance door.

Security staff at the hotel tried to intervene, but were threatened by the suspects who made off with an ATM.

A police pursuit ensued, resulting in the arrest of two suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A man is sentenced to a fine and community service for fly-tipping in Croydon

A man has been sentenced to pay £4000 and 250 hours of community service after fly-tipping twice on the same street in Croydon.

Nuhur Mulindwa was caught dumping waste in Bramble Close in May and June last year.

Mr Mulindwa was running a registered waste collection business at the time when he committed the offences.

It was the council’s 114th prosecution under the ‘Don’t Mess With Croydon’ campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Mo Farah from Teddington - wins gold in the 10,000m in Rio

Team GB’s Mo Farah, who lives in Teddington has just won gold in the 10,000m in Rio.

He becomes the first British track and field athlete to win three gold medals.

In 2012, Farah won both the 5,000 and 10,000m in London and he has now regained his title.

Farah was born in Somalia, but moved to the UK as a child, he later trained at St Mary’s College in Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

A new event to take you through the streets of Teddington will take place next weekend

A treasure hunt in Teddington will take place next week – with clues taking you through the whole of the town.

It’s raising money for charity ‘Ruils’ which enables people with a disability to live independent lives.

The event will start in the garden of the Anglers - by Teddington Lock and participants are encouraged to start anytime between 11 and 2.

All completed and correct answer books will be entered into a prize draw, giving you the chance to win some goodies from their sponsors.

The hunt takes place next Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Mo Farah from Teddington is going for victory in Rio

Team GB’s Mo Farah, who lives in Teddington – has set off in the final of the 10,000m in Rio.

He won gold in both the 5000m and 10,000m at the 2012 Olympics in London, and he’ll be trying to retain his title – something which only 3 men have done.

Farah was born in Somalia, but moved to the UK as a child, and later trained at St Mary’s College in Twickenham.

He’s the European record holder for the distance that he’s running and the British record holder for the 5000m.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 am  

Annual rail season tickets may go up next year for commuters in South West London

The cost of an annual rail season ticket is to go up by £40, despite angry commuters already being affected by strikes and overcrowding.

More than 1.7 billion journeys are expected to be affected by the increase from next year.

Last week, Southern Rail commuters faced misery for days as union members staged a walkout, which affected trains in and out of Clapham Junction.

If the rise in fares goes ahead, it will be one of the lowest since the privatisation of the railways.
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