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Saturday, 27 August 2016
Crystal Palace have their first Premier League point of the season.
They grabbed an injury-time equaliser in their 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Bournemouth.
Manager Alan Pardew says they've had a disrupted build-up - not least dealing with James McArthur and Yohan Cabaye
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm
Chelsea still has a one 100% record in the Premier League this season.
They made it three wins out of three top flight games with a 3-0 home victory over Burnley.
Boss Antonio Conte said, it was another good performance from his players.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm
Surrey Police is continuing to investigate the suspected child abduction in Redhill on Thursday.
The initial witness account reported that a child was taken from Redstone Hill into a black van between 4.25pm and 4.40pm.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm
Chelsea are the new Premier League leaders - for a few hours at least - after a 3-nil win over Burnley.
It's three victories from three for Antonio Conte's side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
A teenage billionaire, who had his gold Maserati impounded by Kingston police after being caught driving without insurance, has said he’ll “just learn to drive in a Rolls Royce.”
19 year old Hamza Sheikh said losing the luxury car was not a problem as he has others worth a total of more than a million pounds.
PC Sebastian Ellis said that Kingston police will “push for the strongest possible penalty”.
Sheikh has now provided all the relevant information needed to his insurance company.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Richmond Council has a brand new initiative to encourage exercise.
Our Parks brings free, group exercise classes with fully qualified instructors to parks across the borough.
They’re an hour long and for all ages and ability levels.
Classes will be taking place in Ham Village Green, Hampton Common and York House Gardens.
For more information, visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Following the death of a father from Morden, as well as several others this summer on UK coastlines, the RNLI is opening a pop-up bar.
The Bottle will be based in Brixton and will sell bottled seawater.
The aim is to raise awareness about the dangers of swimming in the sea.
The pop-up promises to offer ten different regional varieties of water.
It won’t be on sale but instead carries warnings on its label about the specific risks of the coastlines it was sourced from.
Free mineral water will be handed out at the venue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm
Figures obtained by Transport for London have revealed the most dangerous bus routes, with Sutton being the least.
According to TFL, passengers are most at risk when travelling through Westminster or Lambeth, with over 1000 bus crimes in a year being reported in both areas.
Sutton had the lowest number of incidents, with only 189 since 2015, closely followed by Richmond and Kingston.
Transport for London said it was working hard alongside police to tackle all forms of crimes on London’s bus services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
Surrey police are looking into the possibility that a child bungled into the back of a van in Redhill, wasn’t abducted after all.
The theory suggests the child was just being told off by a parent, as there have been no reports of missing children since the incident on Friday.
Chris Edwards, of Surrey Police says “they are exploring both theories.”
If anyone has any information, they should contact surrey police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
Richmond and Kingston are the top two happiest places to live in London, according to a survey by Rightmove.
Kingstonians are reportedly twice as happy as they were 10 years ago, but are still not quite as happy as Richmond residents.
The survey asked people across the country to rate their area on a number of “happiness factors”, including safety, green spaces and community spirit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
Chelsea will look to make it three wins from as many Premier League matches when they take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
New manager Antonio Conte is yet to lose a game in all competitions this season.
But he feels his side still aren't playing at their best.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
Hounslow Council looking for two fly-tippers
Hounslow Council is appealing for help to catch two fly tippers caught on CCTV.
Footage caught two men dumping a bed base and mattress on land near 47 Kingsley Road between 1am and 1.20am on the 16th August.
They are described as having a Mediterranean complexion and of large build.
Councillor Sue Sampson said last year "the council spent £1.2m cleaning up fly-tipping which could have been better spent on essential services."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am
Fundraising for Chertsey dementia centre
A new charity is working hard to raise money to keep a day centre for dementia sufferers from closing.
The Orchard Day Centre is one of 3 centres in north west Surrey which is being closed by the Alzheimers’ Society at the end of September.
Users and staff at the centre set up the charity to take over the running of the centre. They need around £30,000 to start the project – it will be self-funding after the initial set-up costs.
They’re holding a number of fundraising events, including a family fun day today at the Pelican Pub in Addlestone with live music in the evening.
More information about the campaign to save the centre can be found on save-the-orchard.wix.com/mysite. Donations can be made through the crowdfunding.justgiving.com/save-the-orchard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am
Knife fight in Woking
Police are looking for witnesses to a fight at a property in Woking which left two men with stab wounds.
The incident happened around 11 am Friday morning when officers were called to Heathside Crescent.
They found a 16 year old male with cuts to his hand and a 36 year old man with stab wounds to his abdomen.
The teenager was taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey and the adult was air lifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am
Friday, 26 August 2016
Hammersmith woman jailed over fake crime reports
A Hammersmith woman who made up fake crime reports to harass an ex-boyfriend has been jailed for 5 years at Isleworth Crown Court.
38 year old Sandra Danevska sent 134 bogus online reports to the Met Police which led to her former boyfriend being suspected of rape, acid attacks and stabbings.
Two women he subsequently dated were subjected to an online campaign of harassment and threats.
A police investigation began in 2011 but it was only in 2015 that a series of bogus social media profiles were traced to addresses where the Defendant worked as a nanny.
Detective Constable Dean Puzey from Hammersmith and Fulham CID said her actions caused her victims unimaginable distress and also caused a massive waste of police time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm
Chelsea's New Stadium Plan Turned Upside Down Because of Bats
Chelsea Football Club’s £500 million plans for a new stadium could be turned upside down because of a ‘wide variety of bats.’
The Blues will have to show how their proposals will protect the nearby Brompton cemetery before it’s given the go-ahead.
The Grade I listed cemetery is known for its wildlife and is a site for bat tours - which could be put at risk if the construction moves ahead.
The plan is currently awaiting approval from Hammersmith and Fulham council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm
Indesit tumble dryer confirmed as cause of Shepherd's Bush fire
It’s been revealed that the fire which ripped through an 18-storey block of flats in Shepherd’s Bush was caused by Indesit tumble dryer.
Plumes of thick smoke could be seen across the city last Friday, as 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines tried to extinguish the blaze.
It resulted in 26 homes being evacuated and around 20 families having to be housed in temporary accommodation.
The Fire Brigade is urging people to check their appliances are subject to a recent manufacturer’s safety notice to avoid similar incidents happening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm
Internationally Acclaimed Violinist from Twickenham Reunited with Instrument
An acclaimed violinist from Twickenham who left her 300-year-old instrument on a train has been reunited with her violin.
Jane Gordon accidentally left her instrument, worth £20,000, in the overhead luggage rack as she travelled home from a rehearsal.
She was due to play in the Proms in just a week from when she lost the Maggini violin.
A couple found the violin dumped at the end of their road and got in touch with Ms Gordon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm
Ollie Lindsay-Hauge leaves Harlequins
Ollie Lindsay-Hague has left the Harlequins.
The Olympic silver medalist has left the Club to pursue other career options.
Lindsay-Hague made his senior debut for the Club in 2009 and went on to make 61 appearances.
Harlequins Director of Rugby, John Kingston says that Ollie has been a dependable and loyal member of the squad for many years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Wandsworth Police are plugging in their response cars as part of a new trail
Bobbies in Wandsworth are now saving the planet by plugging in their response cars.
Police officers are testing the boroughs first zero-emission electric powered vehicle as part of six month trail.
The BMW i3 Range Extender, is patrolling the streets are responding to police incidents, its performance will be evaluated by the Met.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm
Retired Croydon headteacher has been found guilty of gross indecency with a 14-year-old boy
A retired headmaster who was honoured by the Queen for services to young people has been found guilty of gross indecency with a 14-year-old boy.
John Coatman, from Croydon, denied forming a sexual relationship with a member of a Christian youth group 40 years ago.
The 75-year-old will be sentenced on later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Police appeal to find a missing man from Carshalton
Police are appealing for help to find a 24-year-old man who went missing from an address in Carshalton exactly a week ago.
Daniel Harvey is white, about 6ft 2 and slim.
He was last seen wearing a black Superdry jacket, blue shirt and jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
Two traders have pleaded guilty to selling knives to under-age customers
Two hardware traders have pleaded guilty to selling craft knives and blades to under-age customers in Croydon.
Two 15-year-old girls attempted to buy blades at five shops as part of a test purchase exercise for Croydon trading standards.
They successfully brought knives from Discount Stores and Finch Hardware & DIY on Lower Addiscombe Road.
Both store owners have been ordered to pay over £2,000 in fines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
Thursday, 25 August 2016
A child is thought to have been taken in Redhill
A child is said to have been taken in Redhill.
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after a member of the public claims to have seen the child be taken into a van.
It happened today at around 4.43pm in Redstone Hill- the van then left the area, and a bike was left at the scene.
The child is described as white, 4ft tall and around 6 or 7 years old.
The van was a black VW modified transporter with a 02 registration plate; it had no rear windows or side writing.
Police say they aren’t ruling out whether the child and the person in the van know each other.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm
Sutton pupils celebrate another year of outstanding GCSE results
Students across Sutton are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results.
83.7% of pupils across the borough achieved five or more GCSEs – up point 2% from 2015.
Carshalton Girls school, St Philomena’s and Wallington Girls school all saw an increase in those achieving five A*- C grades.
Stanley Park High celebrated its best set of results to date, with 67% of students achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm
Twickenham Concert Pianist Appeals For Missing Violin
A concert violinist from Twickenham is appealing for help to find her 300-year-old instrument after she accidentally left it on a train in London.
Jane Gordon was on the train from Waterloo when she alighted at St Margaret's station, forgetting her valuable Italian Maggini violin in the luggage rack.
Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police hand the instrument in to their local police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
A man from Hammersmith who stabbed two men during disorder at Hyde Park last month has pleaded guilty, after a police officer attached to a gangs unit recognised his face.
18 year old Joshua Clements pleaded guilty to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent; one count of carrying an offensive weapon; two counts of handling stolen goods; and, one count of possession with intent to supply (Class A).
This is the first conviction following the disorder.
On the evening of Tuesday, the 19th of July, Clements attacked two 19-yar-old men with a hunting knife in two separate incidents, causing both victims serious injuries.
One of the attacks took place inside Hyde Park with the victim sustaining a stab wound to the abdomen; the other assault happened close to the park’s perimeter by Cumberland Gate.
In this incident, Clement stabbed his victim in the chest and both arms. Both men sustained serious injuries but are recovering well.
An investigation was launched by detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.
Clements had attempted to disguise his identity by wearing a face mask covered in a camouflage pattern. Officers traced Clements’ movements via CCTV.
An image of Clements’ face with his mask off was circulated and recognised by a police constable attached to a west London gangs unit, and Clements was arrested on Wednesday, the 27th of July.
A weapon seized at Clements’ home was forensically linked to one of his crimes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm
Fire in Feltham
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a community centre in Feltham High Street last night.
Part of the first floor of the building was damaged by fire.
The Brigade was called at 9pm. Fire crews was called at Feltham, Sunbury and Staines fire stations were called to the scene.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm
Tax man gives Croydon development a boost
A new development in Croydon has received a major boost from the tax man.
Revenue and Customs has confirmed that it will lease all of the first major office block to be built at Ruskin Square.
The development is next to East Croydon railway station and building work is due to be finished in November.
Once complete, more than 2,500 civil servants will work at the site in a major boost to the local economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm
Police appeal for missing person from Hounslow
Police are urgently asking for the public’s help as they search for a missing person last seen in Hounslow.
Ayun Gamu, aged 17, was last seen leaving her home on the 21st August.
She is 5 foot 8, very slim and has black hair.
Police are now concerned for her welfare and urge anyone with any information or a sighting to call 101 or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm
Surrey Police appeal for wanted man
Surrey Police are appealing for help in finding a wanted man who has links to North Surrey.
Police are looking for Michael Newland, also known as Michael Smith, in connection with two serious assaults in July and August.
Newland is white, slim and around 6 foot 2.
There’s a warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear at court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Egham High Street Closed
Egham High Street remains closed to all vehicles today following a fire.
The council’s team is inspecting buildings damaged by the blaze and has cordoned off the surrounding area for safety reasons.
The street is still open to pedestrians but the council can’t say when vehicles will be allowed back in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
Fire in Chelsea
Four people have had a lucky escape following a serious house fire in Chelsea.
Part of the three storey property was gutted but everyone managed to evacuate the building when smoke alarms were triggered last night.
It’s believed the fire was caused by a faulty air conditioning unit.
London Fire Brigade is again highlighting the importance of working smoke alarms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm
Police release CCTV images of man days before he was shot in Headley
CCTV images have been released of a man, just days before he was shot in Headley.
The body of Ricardo Hunter was discovered in the garden of a property in Church Lane last month, following a private party.
The 34-year-old was declared dead at the scene and a post-mortem concluded the cause of death as the result of a gunshot wound.
Three people, arrested in connection with the investigation, have been released on bail until September pending further enquiries.
Anyone with any information is urged to call 101 quoting Operation Avondale or submit information, photos or video footage anonymously online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am
Appeal to reunite owners with recovered stolen jewellery in Hounslow
Police are appealing for help to reunite owners with recovered stolen jewellery in Hounslow.
It’s after an intelligence-led operation in July, targeting a shop where people were selling stolen goods.
The items are mostly gold and include a number of distinctive complete collections of Asian wedding jewellery.
The estimated total value is in the region of £500,000.
Three men, who were arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods, have been bailed until a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am
CCTV of five men released following Morden robbery
Police have released CCTV of five men they want to trace following a robbery in Morden.
Officers were called to reports of a robbery near to a subway by Sainsbury’s car park on London Road on 6th July.
Two bikes and a mobile phone were taken from two teenagers who had been cycling next to Morden underground station, after a group of five older teenagers targeted them.
The suspects are described as:
'Suspect one' is white, of medium build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue jumper over a white top, blue jeans and red trainers.
'Suspect two' is black, tall and of slim build. He was wearing a fur hat with ear flaps, a blue hooded coat with writing on the front and dark blue tracksuit bottoms.
'Suspect three' is black, of slim build, with short black hair. He was wearing a grey jumper over a black hooded top.
'Suspect four' is black, of slim build, with short black hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top over his head, a dark jacket, light blue trousers and had a light blue bag on his hip.
'Suspect five' is black, of slim build, with short hair. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, a blue jacket and beige trousers. He was seen in possession of a white plastic shopping bag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Graduates in Hammersmith & Fulham help London become most educated city in Europe
The boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Wandsworth are places in London with the highest concentration of graduates.
These areas of West London have 69.7 per cent of adults with a degree - which helps to make London the most-educated city in Europe.
The study also found that an increasing number of students from deprived families in the capital are going to University.
South London is the third highest region at 55.2%, with graduates in Croydon, Kingston and Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
20-year old from Dorking is in custody for trying to kill Donald Trump
A 20-year old boy from Dorking, who is accused of trying to shoot and kill Donald Trump is allowed his mum to visit him in custody.
Michael Sandford tried to grab a police officer’s gun to shoot the Republican presidential candidate at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on 18th June.
His mother has said her son has autism, OCD and severe depression – and he needs psychiatric help.
If found guilty - he would face up to 30 years in prison. His trial has been scheduled for October 3rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Two men fined in Isleworth for illegally selling goods on the street
Two traders who ignored prosecution warnings have been fined almost £2,000 by Hounslow Council.
They illegally displayed goods for sale on the street in Isleworth outside their shop Stargazer Flowers, but didn’t have a licence.
Both men had been prosecuted in 2014 for five separate offences of illegal trading, but this time they didn’t comply with letters sent or visits made.
Feltham Magistrates Court heard how they were given many opportunities to stop what they were doing, before action was taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
'Cannabis jungle' uncovered in house in Tolworth
Police have uncovered a ‘cannabis jungle’ worth nearly £1m in a house in Tolworth.
This morning, officers carried out the raid on Tolworth Rise North and found 250 cannabis plants in total, covering four rooms.
Officers are now appealing for information - no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm
Olympic Gold Medal Winner Visits Veterans in Surbiton
Veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton were challenged to a game of hockey by a Gold Medal winning Olympian today.
Sophie Bray, who played hockey with Team GB, answered resident’s questions about her time in Rio and showed them her medal.
They even managed to squeeze in a short game of hockey, with one of the veterans managing to score a goal past her.
A spokesperson from the home said it was a wonderful morning for residents and staff and a memory that will be treasured by all.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm
Heathrow Expansion Decision High on Prime Ministers Priority List
It’s been reported that Theresa May will personally chair a Cabinet committee to decide on Heathrow’s third runway plan.
The Prime Minister is hoping to announce the much-delayed decision within the current target of October.
Putney MP and strong opponent of the Heathrow expansion, Justine Greening, is not likely to be selected as part of the committee.
It is widely believed that David Cameron was about to announce the go-ahead for Heathrow before he stepped down following Brexit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm
Croydon Teenager Armed with Claw Hammer Arrested
A teenager from Croydon who was armed with claw hammer during a standoff with police has been arrested.
The 19-year-old was detained at South Kensington station after allegedly punching an Underground worker and smashing up a toilet with the hammer.
Passengers were shocked as officers wielding a taser chased the man onto the District Line on Tuesday afternoon.
British Transport Police Superintendent Chris Horton said one police officer suffered minor injuries during the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
Fire fighters tackle blaze in Croydon
Three fire engines and 15 firefighters dealt with a blaze in a range of garages on Tavistock Road in Croydon yesterday.
A number of detached garages (pictured) were damaged by fire.
The Brigade was called just before 7pm and the fire was under control within an hour. Fire crews from Croydon and Norbury fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm
Surrey Police is growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of two sisters missing from Epsom.
Martina Eastwood, 15 and Lisa Eastwood, 14 were last seen at around 2pm on Sunday, in Crawley town centre.
A number of enquiries are ongoing to trace the girls who may now be in the South Norwood area.
It is believed the sisters are still together and officers are appealing to anyone who knows their whereabouts to contact police.
Martina is described as a white girl, around 5ft 4ins in height with long dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing a red long sleeved top and black jeans.
Lisa is described as a white girl, around 5ft 3ins tall, of medium build with long dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink zip up hooded top and light blue shorts.
Officers are working with neighbouring forcers including the Metropolitan Police Service and Sussex Police as part of their investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm
Croydon man charged with multiple serious sexual offences against teenage girls in Surrey and online
A 32-year-old Croydon man has been charged with multiple serious sexual offences against teenage girls in Godalming, Croydon and online.
Thomas Gander, of Warrington Road, appeared at South West Surrey Magistrates Court in Guildford yesterday.
He was charged with 17 offences between April 2013 and November 2015; including rape, incitement to engage in sexual activity, online grooming and child sexual exploitation.
The former maths teacher is on conditional bail. He is next due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 20th of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm
Two-year-old girl from Morden dies after being swept into sea, days after her father also died in accident
A two-year-old girl, whose family from Morden were swept out to sea in Cornwall on Friday, has died from her injuries.
Mckayla Bruynius's dad was also killed after a large wave washed over the family of five at Newquay.
Two of the other children managed to get back on the rocks in and were located by the Coastguard.
Police there are urging beachgoers to stay out of the water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm
Fire in Egham
A fire has engulfed a property in Church Street just off Egham High Street.
Surrey Fire and Rescue sent six pumps to the large roof fire. Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof.
The fire is now under control but crews remain at the scene. The road is expected to be closed for the rest of the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Kingston physiotherapist helps children in Rwanda
A Kingston physiotherapist has brought award-winning children’s services to Rwanda.
Jette Jakobsen from AFC set up a physiotherapy department for local children in Muganza three years ago.
Reports show that disabled children who have been following the programme and using the equipment have improved mobility and seem much happier.
AFC have been awarded £500,000 from the Government’s Transformation Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
Police in Sutton make an appeal
Police in Sutton are asking for the public’s help in tracing a man wanted in connection with an assault in Carshalton.
Gavin Walter is aged 37, and known in the Carshalton and Sutton areas.
The victim, a woman of the same age and from the same area, suffered a head injury and was treated in hospital.
Police urge anyone who may have information to call 101 or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm
Man bailed after fatal car crash outside Wandsworth Prison
A man has been arrested and bailed following a fatal road collision near Wandsworth prison.
Police were called to the prison after reports that a drone was being flown close to the wall – shortly after there was a fatal collision on Wandsworth bridge road.
Acacia Smith, who was in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other occupant of the car, a 25-year-old man, was taken to a west London hospital in a serious condition.
He was discharged from hospital and arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs and Prison Act offences and on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Jewellery theft by moped thieves in North Cheam
Police have released an image of a gold chain and pendant which were stolen from a woman in North Cheam at 7am on Friday.
The 46 year old woman was walking through Henley avenue when the suspects, aged 18-25 pulled up on a moped and grabbed the necklace from her neck.
The victim also had her handbag stolen and was punched, anyone with any information should call 101 or crime stoppers.
The suspects were wearing crash helmets and driving a black moped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am
Nominations are open - Croydon recognises outstanding people that volunteer in the borough
Nominations are now open for Croydon’s 2016 Civic Awards.
They’re designed to recognise the extraordinary efforts made by groups or individuals who volunteer to make life better for people in the borough.
The Council are inviting locals to put forward people or organisations who show dedication and whose contributions deserve to be honoured.
There are five categories and the closing date is Tuesday 20 September – for more information visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
The law could change - as Heathrow has most laser attacks in the UK
The law could be changing after Heathrow Airport saw over 100 laser attacks on aircrafts last year.
The head of the UK’s aviation regulator says that people found carrying laser pointers should be arrested, even if they are not used.
There were 1,439 incidents across the UK last year with Birmingham and Manchester airports also in the top 3.
A government spokeswoman said that anyone found guilty of shining a laser at an aeroplane could be liable to a fine of up to £2,500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Walking and cycling competition comes to Hounslow for the third time
A popular walking and cycling competition is returning to Hounslow for the third year running.
Beat the Street encourages people of all ages to run, walk and cycle as far as possible for six weeks.
It’s the first it can be played anywhere across the borough, not just in specific towns - last year Isleworth beat Cranford and Feltham.
The free event, which launches on 21st September sees residents rewarded with points and prizes, depending on how far they travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Residents in Hounslow are being urged to be responsible whilst enjoying the hot weather
Hounslow Council is encouraging residents to keep themselves cool during the hot weather this week.
People are being asked to check up on neighbours and keep an eye on children as the conditions can have heath impacts on the elderly and the young.
Social care teams will be ensuring vulnerable people in the community are safe, aswell as providing advice to schools.
Tips include drinking plenty of water, walking in the shade and never leaving infants in a closed, parked vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 pm
Devastated Mother of Murdered Croydon Teenager Appeals for Witnesses
The devastated mother of a 19-year-old who was stabbed to death in Croydon has pleaded for witnesses to come forward.
Andre Aderemi was killed in the Monks Hill estate last Tuesday.
The teenager’s mother had dropped him off to see a friend at about 7.30pm, just 10 minutes before he was stabbed.
Detectives today returned to the scene one week on to try to find anyone with information.
Four men have so far been charged in connection with the murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
Southern Rail Announce Further Strike Action
Southern Rail workers have announced another 48-hour strike for September.
Staff will walk out on September 7th and 8th because of the dispute over who closes train doors.
The announcement comes after days of chaos caused by walk-outs earlier in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm
'Mindless' Vandals put Children's Safety at Risk in Hampton Playground
Vandals have risked injuring many children after removing 15 bolts from playground rides at Nursery Green in Hampton.
The play area has since been cordoned off and will not be available to use until it’s fully repaired and safe to use again.
Pamela Fleming from Richmond Council said she’s outraged by the mindless actions, which has put children’s safety in jeopardy.
Anyone with any information about the crime is urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm
Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace are all in action tonight in the English Football League Trophy, with all of them playing at home.
Palace will take on Blackpool at 7-30, while Chelsea and QPR will kick off 15 minutes later, hosting Bristol Rovers and Rochdale, respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Patients and staff at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton are celebrating the arrival of new equipment.
It’s thanks to a £2.6 million award from St George’s Hospital Charity that they’ve bought a device which helps patients with neurological conditions.
Those who’ve used the machine, which helps the recovery of their arm and hand movements, have said it makes them feel like they can “do so much more now.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Nominations are now being invited for Croydon’s Civic Awards.
The aim is to celebrate people who have dedicated themselves to helping others, but never expect to be rewarded.
The five categories include volunteer or the year and group of the year.
Nominations close on the 20th of September, and more details can be found on the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Police are thanking the media and members of the public for their help in locating a missing man from West Molesey.
26 year old Robroy Mackay was wanted after failing to appear at courts in Staines and Croydon.
He was arrested this morning in Hounslow and is currently in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am
A passenger jet's just landed at Heathrow - carrying many of Britain's record-breaking Olympians.
Enda Brady has watched it land.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am
A prestigious Blue Plaque, in honour of the youngest soldier believed to have served in the British Army, is to be unveiled next month.
It’ll adorn the Tooting home of Sidney Lewis, who went to fight in the First World War, aged just 12.
Despite lying to the officials to sign up; he managed to get to the battle fields, even fighting in the Battle of the Somme.
He survived both WWI and II, passing away in 1969.
The Plaque has been made possible thanks to the ongoing Summerstown 182 project.
The group has spent the last few years tracking down relatives of the 182 soldiers from Summerstown in Tooting, who went to war.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am
Britain's record-breaking Olympic team is back from Rio.
In the past few minutes a plane carrying more than 300 athletes, coaches and other officials landed at Heathrow.
BA flight 2016 has been decorated with a golden nose.
The plane's captain Steve Hawkins says taking charge of it was the pinnacle of his career.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am
The Brigade was called to a fire in Feltham yesterday afternoon.
A row of four terraced houses in Evans Grove were involved in the blaze, which left part of the roof damaged.
The Brigade was called just before half past three and the fire was under control an hour and a half later.
The cause of the incident is unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am
320 members of Team GB and dozens of Olympic medals are flying home from Rio on a gold-nosed jumbo jet.
The plane took off in Brazil last night - after athletes posed for a string of selfies with the crew.
It's due to land at Heathrow later this morning.
Britain claimed more podium finishes than at any games in more than a century, and team boss Mark England's delighted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am
The consultation period for the ‘Direction of Travel’ in Kingston is entering its last week.
Residents have been asked to have their say on plans to identify potential opportunities of growth and investment in the borough since June.
The plans include renovating train stations such as Tolworth and New Malden in line with the Crossrail plans, along with Kingston Town Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am
Spelthorne Council has taken to step of publishing a list of approved tattoo artists in the borough.
The move follows an increase in the number of complaints about unregistered tattooists across the country.
Only studios checked by Spelthorne Council’s Environmental Health team should be used.
Skin piercing procedures can cause scarring and transfer life changing infections such as Hepatitis and HIV if done incorrectly.
Council bosses say unregistered tattooists often operate from home and, may be cheaper, but are often inexperienced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am
A fourth person has been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old man in Croydon.
18-year-old Ali Zahawy, who lives in Bramble Close, will appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates Court today charged with murder.
He is accused of killing Andre Aderemi, who was stabbed on 16th August in Heather Way in South Croydon.
Three men have already been charged with murder.
All three were remanded in custody and will appear at Old Bailey today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am
Police were called after a frightened resident found a live grenade while gardening in their home in Balham.
The device, of unknown origin, was found at the property on Alderbrook Road on Sunday.
Specialist officers attended and safely removed it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 am
Britain's record-breaking Olympic team are due to arrive home this morning.
320 athletes, coaches and other staff are on their way back from Rio on board a gold-nosed jumbo jet.
BA flight 2016 is due to land at Heathrow at around 10 o'clock.
Among those heading to the airport is Mavis Williams - grandmother of Team GB's first gold medal winner Adam Peaty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 am
Monday, 22 August 2016
Man injured during 'attempted robbery' in Brixton
A man has been rushed to hospital after he sustained a head injury following a suspected robbery in Brixton today.
The assault happened in Windrush Square, close to the Roxy Cinema, just before 4pm.
The man, who is believed to be in his 50s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Following the incident, a woman was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm
Retired Croydon Headmaster in Court Accused of Gross Indecency with Underage Boy
A retired headmaster of a school in Croydon has appeared in court accused of having sex with an underage boy he met at a Christian youth group.
John Coatman is in the dock over allegations of gross indecency with a 14-year-old boy over a 12-month period in the 1970s.
At the time, Coatman was head teacher of St Andrew's secondary school and was involved with the Christian group for boys.
The court heard today that the alleged victim did not report it to police until 2014.
75-year-old Coatman, who lives in Croydon, denies the charges against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm
House Prices in 'Super Suburbs' like Barnes will fall by 1.5% next year
A study has shown house prices in so called ‘super suburbs’, such as Barnes will dip by 1.5 per cent by next year.
It follows the Brexit bombshell which has already impacted the most exclusive addresses of central London such as Knightsbridge and Mayfair.
However, outer suburbs such as Teddington will be largely immune with prices flat-lining at worst in 2017.
It comes after recent figures revealed that the fastest falling prices in London are in Kensington & Chelsea, where the average value of a home fell more than £44,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm
Former DJ Chris Denning has pleaded guilty to 21 historical child sex offences.
The 75 year-old's admitted abusing 11 children, some as young as eight, between 1969 and 1986.
He was charged after a police investigation into a youth disco in Walton.
Denning - who's already in prison for a string of sexual assaults - will be sentenced in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm
AFC Wimbledon are a step closer to building a new stadium in Merton after Sadiq Khan overturned a decision to call in the plans.
The Dons had been given planning permission by the council to build an 11,000 seater ground on Plough Lane.
But Boris Johnson called the project in for review.
After a consultation, Khan has handed the application back to Merton Council, who will make the final decision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
There's been a five-fold increase in the number of slavery victims in England and Wales, according to the Salvation Army.
The charity says it has helped more than 18-hundred people in the 12 months up to April, up from less than 380 nearly four years earlier.
Of the 18-hundred, over 40% were based in and around the London and South Eastern area.
One slavery victim said she was forced to work 14 hours a day for less than £100 a week, and that she even had to work on building sites.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm
The RNLI has urged visitors to the seaside to respect the water following a deadly weekend on British beaches.
Six people, including a father from Morden, died in a series of tragedies to hit the nation's coasts as unseasonably stormy weather blew in.
Further warm weather is expected this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am
Police are appealing for help to find a missing man from Tooting.
26 year old Mansur Rahman was last seen at around 10pm on Sunday at his home in Topsham Road.
Officers and his family are extremely concerned for his well-being and safety.
Mansur is described as Asian; around 5ft 10ins tall with a medium build and short dark hair.
He was last seen wearing a dark grey fleece, dark navy jeans and black trainers and is understood not to have taken his phone or any money with him.
Mansur is known to frequent the Tooting and Wandsworth area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am
A man who lived off the proceeds of drug trafficking before he was jailed has been ordered to pay over £200,000 by Croydon Crown Court.
Frederick Washington Blake must pay within 28 days or will face a further three years’ jail in addition to the ten years imprisonment he received for possession of a firearm and Class A drugs.
Sutton Borough Commander Dave Stringer warned that the police will use their powers to “pursue Confiscation Orders to make sure crime doesn’t pay.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am
Calls have been renewed to change the Dangerous Dogs Act so animals are judged on behaviour rather than breed.
Last Thursday a 3-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog in Essex.
The attack came just days after a 52-year-old man was attacked and killed by a dog that was returned to its owner despite concerns it was dangerous.
Dog charities say the law must change to target irresponsible owners.
Chris Upton, a dog and cat groomer in Feltham, agrees that the current legislation is flawed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 am
New Met figures reveal that the number of crashes involving police cars in London has risen by nearly a fifth in the past two years.
There were 1,748 collisions after police were sent to an incident during the last twelve months to March.
That’s up 256 on the number two years earlier.
The figures come ten days after a nursery nurse died in Wandsworth when the car she was in crashed while being chased by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 am
Kingston's contraceptive poster slammed
Sexual health organisations have slammed Kingston Council’s poster campaign promoting the contraceptive coil.
It’s been called offensive and accused of putting women at risk of catching sexually transmitted infections.
Independent councillor Mary Clark described the “get it, forget it" campaign as “disgusting”, but a spokesman for the council said the borough had made progress in reducing teenage pregnancy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am