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Saturday, 3 September 2016
Birds return to Barnes after almost a decade
A bird which went missing almost a decade ago from a reservoir in Barnes has returned.
Terns, which are a silver grey and white bird, regularly nested on the rafts in the Leg o’Mutton reservoir in Lonsdale Road. In 2005, they were moved to the Wetlands Centre.
Earlier this year, Richmond Council designed rafts to attract the birds back to the area.
Cllr. Pamela Fleming says that it’s great to see a more diverse and interesting wildlife than compared with the past few years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm
AFC Wimbledon get historic win in League One
The Dons have recorded a historic first win in League One against Chesterfield at the Kingsmeadow with a goal in extra time from Dominic Poleon.
They were one-nil down at half-time after an own goal by Darius Charles, but equalised with a header from Paul Robinson.
Manager Neil Ardley has signed seven new players and seven have left the Division One side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 pm
Kingston boat volunteers report plastic microbeads in fish
Plastic microbeads, found in beauty product, are expected to be banned by the end of next year.
The government's preparing to announce plans to outlaw the tiny particles - which end up in the sea and are harmful to marine life.
The River Thames Boat Project has reported such findings among their volunteers near Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
AFC Wimbledon in action this afternoon
AFC Wimbledon are at home to Chesterfield at the Kingsmeadow this afternoon.
Manager Neil Ardley has signed seven new players and seven have left the division one side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am
New build in Heston hit by blaze
8 fire engines attended the scene of a substantial blaze in Heston.
The whole of a six-room flat was destroyed in the block which is being built.
An aerial ladder and a platform ladder had to be used by the London Fire Brigade on New Heston Road near Hounslow.
25 percent of another 6-room flat was wrecked and the flames also spread to the roof of another block.
The brigade was called just after one am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am
Fund-raising supports hospitals in Tooting and Epsom
St George’s Hospital in Tooting is celebrating the arrival of new state-of-the-art equipment.
It follows an award of more than two million from St George’s Hospital Charity.
It’s funded four diathermy machines, which are used by around sixty patients a day.
And a campaign to raise money for an ultrasound scanner for Epsom General Hospital has been boosted by more than four hundred pounds.
Ten young fund raisers for the National Citizens Service scheme descended on the Ashley Shopping Centre in Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am
M4 from Hayes to expand to 4 lanes
Plans to convert the M4 hard shoulder into a fourth lane starting at Hayes have been given the go-ahead by the government.
It will see a 32-mile stretch of the road widened from three to four lanes from west London to Berkshire.
There'll be variable speed limits from junction three to 12.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am
Tooting building could be saved for the community
Campaigners who fought to preserve one of Tooting’s oldest buildings now have the opportunity to buy it.
The former Tooting Constitutional Club was given Asset of the Community Value by the Council to protect it from demolition.
This means that if the owner wants to sell, he must first give the local community six months to raise the money to purchase the building.
Any interested group has until the 6th of October to notify the Council they want to make a bid. If they pass the legal requirements, they will have until February to make an offer to buy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am
Roehampton woman fined for noisy parties
A Roehampton woman has been fined more than £4,000 over noisy late night parties.
Shannon Powell held two very loud parties at her home in Frensham Drive over one weekend in March.
A council noise patrol officer asked her to turn down the music at 3 in the morning, but there were more complaints and on his return he found the music had been turned up.
The following morning further complaints were made about noise.
As a result the 25 year old was prosecuted for causing unreasonable noise nuisance and fined in her absence after she failed to attend at Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 am
Friday, 2 September 2016
Hounslow Council to Hold its 'Question Time'
Hounslow Council is hosting their Question Time event on September 22nd.
It’ll be held at the Southville Community and Children’s Centre in Feltham.
Following positive feedback from their event in Chiswick last year, the aim is to hold another in a different part of the borough.
People can debate with Cabinet members on issues in the areas where they live and work.
You can submit questions in advance of the event by emailing the council’s communications office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm
Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow
A plane has made an emergency landing at Heathrow.
The United Airlines flight from Venice to Newark was diverted to the airport earlier following an apparent problem with a door.
It had left Venice at 10.55am local time and was heading to New York when the decision was made to divert it for technical help.
There were 129 passengers and a crew of 13 on board when it touched down at Heathrow just after 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm
Man Charged with Manslaughter of Former Colleague from Tooting
Alexander Thompson has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a former colleague from Tooting.
Thomas Hulme was rushed to hospital after an alleged punch to the head after an altercation in a taxi killed him.
Mr Thompson spoke only to confirm his name before the judge granted him conditional bail to return to court on September 26th for a plea hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm
Man threatens woman with acid attack in racially aggravated incident in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man threatened to throw acid at a woman’s face in a racially aggravated incident in Woking.
The woman was with a friend at the crossing in Victoria Way at 1.25pm when the man threatened her from the other side of the road.
As well as saying he would throw acid, the man used racially abusive language, prompting the woman to leave when she saw he had a water bottle in his bag.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any other information to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm
Two People Who Sold Drugs from Croydon Pub Sentenced
Two people who used a Croydon pub as a front to sell drugs have been sentenced at court today.
Toni Sheard, general manager at the Tamworth Arms, was given 16 months, and John Robinson was given 2 years.
The pair used the pub cellar to hide Class B drugs where officers found a block of cannabis resin and bags containing white powder.
Police have reiterated that they will do everything they can to take drugs off Croydon’s streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm
Croydon's Saffron Square Nominated for Award which Recognises UK's Ugliest Buildings
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan may be gushing about Croydon’s regeneration, but it seems design experts are not.
The town’s skyline has appeared in the Carbuncle Cup List.
The award, compiled by experts from the website Building Design, it recognises Britain’s ugliest buildings.
Saffron Square, the planned new high rise in Croydon, has been described as having a “car crash façade.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm
TV House in Kew up for Sale
A house in Kew, which was bought for £400,000 and appeared on Grand Designs, has been put on sale for £3.8 million.
The award-winning home was designed by renowned architect, Stuart Piercy, and took two years to build, finishing in 2014.
The house boasts unique features, such as a slide which runs next to the staircase and mixes old Victorian features with modern twists.
It was nominated for the RIBA house of the year award 2015 and has won many awards since.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
Shamed PR consultant Max Clifford has been accused of performing sexual acts in front of a female fan who visits him in prison.
The 73 year old from Hersham is said to be subject to tighter monitoring after two inmates reported his inappropriate behaviour.
His family denies the claims.
Clifford is two years into an eight year sentence for sexual assaults on teens aged between 15 and 19.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Indecent exposures alleged in and around New Haw
Two incidents are reported to have taken place on Tuesday the 16th of August and one a week later
The first incident happened late morning, in Woodham Lane at the junction with Kings Road.
A man, believed to have been driving a blue or green car, pulled up alongside a 15-year-old girl and indecently exposed himself.
The second incident is reported to have happened at around 6:15pm that same day along Wellington Way in Weybridge.
A man pulled up alongside a woman in her 30s and asked her for directions before indecently exposing himself.
The third incident happened on the 23rd of August at around 7pm.
A woman in her 20s was walking near Sopwith Drive in Weybridge when a man walked towards her and indecently exposed himself.
He made no other contact with the woman and walked off towards the Brooklands Museum area.
The man is described as tanned, in his 20s, has short and fluffy dark hair, is skinny/athletic build with stubble.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm
More than 200 musicians are backing Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and TI in their legal fight over the song Blurred Lines
Lawyers for the trio have appealed against a copyright infringement ruling from last year.
Now musicians, including composer Hans Zimmer and R Kelly, have also filed a brief -expressing their concern about the ruling.
Kingston was one of five universities that banned the song in 2013 claiming it was sexist and objectifies women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Tributes are continuing to come in for a 15 year old boy who died whilst swimming in the Thames in Walton on Wednesday
His body was recovered after specialist divers, firefighters and a police helicopter began a full scale search.
He has been unofficially named as Dominick Naylor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm
Police investigating an alleged sex assault in Chertsey are looking for a member of the public they believe witnessed the attack
The victim claims she was walking through Free Prae Road Park between 10pm and midnight on July the 24th when it happened.
She says she dropped her phone and bent over to look for it.
As she did so, she claims she was pushed forward by a man who then grabbed her trousers before running off.
Police say they are certain there would have been members of the public in the area at the time and are urging them to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm
It's the return of rugby union's Premiership tonight - with last season's semi-finalists Leicester off to Gloucester.
Elsewhere, Newcastle will be looking to improve on their second-bottom finish before the summer. They host Sale Sharks.
And Harlequins kick their season off on Saturday when they host Bristol at Twickenham Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am
A GP from Streatham has been found guilty possessing extreme pornography.
The Old Bailey heard the videos were “grossly offensive”.
55 year old Cyprian Okoro denies the charges.
He was bailed for sentencing on September 30th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am
A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of attacking three women at Kingston Crown Court.
Ross Henson assaulted the women in Guilford on 13th February after telling a witness that he intended to rape someone that night.
He began his rampage at 4.50am, but the lady was able to escape his grasp and run away.
Henson then attacked a second woman, before assaulting his final victim at 8.50am. Both women were protected by brave passers-by.
He will be sentenced in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am
Norwood Exiles continue to celebrate winning the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier division title as the season draws to a close.
In the final top flight games this weekend runners up Surrey Seamers travel to Old Royalists while Ham & Petersham entertain Balham & Tooting.
Economicals, Woking Eleven and Bec Old Boys ‘A’ emerged respective champions of divisions one, two and three.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am
A company which jointly operates the troubled Southern rail franchise has seen its annual pre-tax profits rise by 27%
Go-Ahead Group chief executive David Brown has apologised for continuous disruption passengers have been facing - and says he won't take a bonus or salary increase.
The firm made 99-point-8 million pounds in the year to July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am
A family’s dog was discovered living in Kent, six weeks after he was allegedly stolen while being walked at Ham Lands nature reserve.
Mike Clarke and his family had almost given up hope of seeing Bertie again after he disappeared.
He’d been out with a professional dog walker before he dashed into some bushes and was never seen again.
The family launched a campaign to find their dog, and finally a call came from Kent Police to say Bertie had been spotted.
He was tied up outside a caravan, 36 miles from where he disappeared.
Bertie was uninjured, and happy to be reunited with his owners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Police have released CCTV images as part of an appeal for witnesses following a robbery in Streatham.
On the 30th of April, officers were called shortly after 10pm to a report of a robbery outside the Astroria Cafe and Grill.
A 19-year-old victim was approached by approximately ten people, described as black male teenagers.
He was attacked by the group and knocked unconscious with a chair. They stole his phone and money.
The images can be found on our website radiojackie.com/news, and anyone with information should contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am
Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of two teenage sisters missing from Epsom.
Martina and Lisa Eastwood were last seen at around 2pm on Sunday, 21 August in Crawley town centre.
Martina is 15, described as white, around 5 foot 4, with long dark brown hair.
14-year-old Lisa is white, around 5 foot 3, of medium build with long dark brown hair.
The girls have links to the South Norwood and Croydon area – anyone with information should contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 am
Thursday, 1 September 2016
First UK Direct Flight to Iran in Four Years will Depart from Heathrow Shortly
British Airways is to resume direct flights from Heathrow to Tehran shortly- the first UK carrier to fly to Iran for four years.
Six return flights per week will operate to the capital of Iran, which BA described as "an important destination".
It follows the lifting of some sanctions against the country in January and the reopening of the British embassy in 2015.
BMI was the last UK airline to fly to Iran, but the service ended in 2012.
The BA Boeing 777 is due to depart from Heathrow just after 9pm tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm
Queen's Brian May has unveiled a blue plaque at the childhood home in #Feltham of his bandmate Freddie Mercury
The guitarist said the event, at a terraced house in Gladstone Avenue, was a 'happy occasion with a tinge of sadness'.
He also described the frontman , who lived in the property as a child, as a 'shy' boy with 'an extraordinary capacity to energise people'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm
A rollercoaster at Alton Towers has got stuck, fifteen months after a crash which seriously injured five people
The £18-million 'Smiler' was halted after claims that debris had fallen from the ride.
In June last year, a full carriage smashed into the back of a stationary car; two women needed leg amputations.
Shares in Merlin Entertainments, which also owns Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park, dropped this afternoon following the news.
A spokesman said; “At no time were guests on the ride at any risk and all were safely removed from the ride promptly by staff in line with our comprehensive standard procedures."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm
The Lord of the Dance is looking for his next apprentice . . . . in South West London.
Renowned Irish dancer Michael Flatley is bringing his dance academy to centres in Wimbledon, Fulham, Wandsworth and Kew.
Youngsters will be taught with the hope of one day joining one of Michael’s prestigious tours.
Dancer Sarah Redmond explains what they’re looking for.
To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Feltham honours Freddie Mercury again
And if you thought Feltham had not honoured one of its famous residents enough, there's now a blue plaque for Freddie Mercury’s old house.
The announcement comes four days before what would have been the Queen singer’s 70th birthday.
The prestigious plaque has been placed on the unassuming house in Gladstone Avenue.
Mercury who died in 1991, lived in the house from 1964, after the family moved from Zanzibar.
There’s already a plaque marking the life of the vocalist on the town’s High Street near to the duck pond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
Southfields woman taken to hospital after fire in flat
A woman had to be taken to hospital after a fire in her flat in Southfields.
She was rescued by firefighters from the London Fire Brigade.
Fire crews from Wandsworth and Battersea went to the scene in Astonville Street.
According to a statement – the cause of the blaze was a discarded cigarette.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm
£20 million for Southern Rail but strike next week still on.
The leader of the RMT train union has hit out at the £20million fund for Southern Rail.
Union general secretary Mick Cash has condemned the money as a taxpayer subsidy.
He’s demanding to know why cash couldn’t be used directly to protect guards and their safety on trains.
More industrial action by the RMT on Southern Rail is planned for next Wednesday and Thursday.
Earlier it was announced that two million of the new fund will be spent on more rapid response teams based near to problem areas.
And the Department of Transport has announced that a new trouble-shooter Chris Gibb has been brought in to oversee the new fund.
Mr Gibb used to work for the Virgin Group as Chief Operating Officer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
Thames Ditton man wanted by police.
Surrey Police is appealing for help from members of the public to trace a wanted man from Thames Ditton.
19 year old Brandon Mason is wanted by police after failing to meet the conditions of his probation.
He’s now on recall to prison.
Officers say anyone who knows where he is should get in touch straight away on 101 (or 999 in an emergency).
He is described as white, around 5ft 5ins tall, of a large build, with short light brown hair.
Mason has links to Thames Ditton - Kingston, and Kingsnympton Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm
Rail enthusiast died "when he leant out of a train window Wandsworth Common"
A man who was killed when he leaned out of a train window and hit his head at Wandsworth Common was standing next to a warning notice.
A report has found that train enthusiast Simon Brown from West Sussex died on the Gatwick Express early in August when it was travelling at 60 miles per hour.
The report noted that a witness saw Mr Brown was standing at a door, intended for the use of the train guard, which opened inwards.
The 24 year old man was described by friends as a lifelong railway fanatic and had volunteered on the Bluebell Railway as a child.
He was working as an engineering technician with Hitachi Rail Europe in Bristol.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Weybridge MP and Chancellor Hammond praises Britain following rise in manufacturing
Britain’s manufacturing has gone up sharply.
It’s reached the highest point this month for 10 months.
The drop in the value of the pound is being credited with the increase, making UK exports cheaper to sell overseas.
Meanwhile Weybridge MP and Chancellor Philip Hammond says Britain will be an outward-looking country and will continue to attract foreign investment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Distinctive silver ornament in shape of whippet dog stolen in distraction burglary in Woking.
Elderly people in Woking have been targeted in so-called distraction burglaries.
The items reported to have been stolen included a silver ornament in the shape of a whippet dog with a porcelain and ivory face.
Six burglaries have been reported between the end of July and Saturday the 20th of August.
The victims are aged between 74 and 94 and were taken in by excuses like the burglars’ car had broken down or they had lost their pet.
The items stolen also included a French mantelpiece clock with two dials dating from the 1800’s.
Other items were a Frobisher wall clock dating from around 1850,a wedding band inscribed with a man and woman’s name and a date in
1970. A gold ring with an Amethyst stone surrounded with diamonds. A ruby and diamond ring and a V-shaped diamond ring.
2 Silver picture frames. An old fashioned Shell petrol can with a brass knob.
And finally, a brown fake leather Polo bag containing the victim’s small leather wallet and other personal belongings.
Anyone who finds or is offered or knows someone who has been offered the stolen items should contact Surrey Police on 101 and ask for
Detective Constable Jo Smith or quote crime reference number 45160072371.
A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and burglary and has been given bail until the 20th September while the
The burglaries also happened in Waverley and Hampshire 39”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Missing teen spotted near Brixton market
A missing teenager has been spotted on camera walking in Brixton with an unknown man.
Police have issued CCTV footage showing 15 year old Veronica Sbircea walking along Brighton Terrace, near Brixton Market.
She was last seen in person more than a month ago and police say they are concerned for her welfare.
Veronica sometimes goes by the name of Rachel. She is white, 5foot tall with long straight black hair and brown eyes.
Detective Inspector Stuart Hitchon, from Northamptonshire Police was hoping that the girl would be spotted at the Nottingham Hill carnival.
She originally comes from South London.
Anyone with information should ring 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am
Direct flights from Iran will commence today from Heathrow
British Airways will resume direct flights from Heathrow to Tehran later – after suspending them four years ago.
The route became commercially unviable because relations had broken down – it is the first direct to Iran by a UK carrier since 2012.
It comes after the re-opening of the British embassy in the capital last year – it’s thought that this could improve their relationship with the UK.
The Boeing 777 will depart just after 9pm and BA will run flights six days a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
UPDATE : David Luiz returns to Chelsea
David Luiz has joined the Blues once again.
The Brazilian defender has completed his shock move back to Stamford Bridge - just two years after leaving for Paris Saint-Germain.
He's agreed a three-year contract, but the fee between the two sides isn't known.
Luiz is likely to make his second Chelsea debut against Swansea a week on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Big turnout for first Pridefest in Croydon
An estimated 3,000 people turned out for Croydon’s first Pridefest on Sunday, the second largest in the capital this year.
About 500 took part in the parade from North End to Surrey Street - celebrating London’s LGBT community.
It was headed by singers Rainbows Across Borders - a voluntary group for asylum seekers, fleeing their countries because of homophobic or transphobic regimes.
The packed day also saw musicians, DJs and cabaret acts perform.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Chelsea goalkeeper is thrilled that David Luiz is back
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he can't wait to see David Luiz back at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian defender is set to complete a surprise move back to the club he left two years ago.
Courtois says he'll be a huge asset.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
David Luiz will return to the Blues
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed terms for the transfer of defender David Luiz back to London for a fee of around £34m.
The move will now be subject to him agreeing to personal terms and passing the medical.
Luiz joined French champions PSG on a five year deal after appearing for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.
He first played for the Blues in January 2011 and made 143 appearances for the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm
Police are trying to Trace Two Men who Stole Digger in Hounslow
Police have released images of two men who broke in to a building site in Isleworth and stole a digger.
The thieves broke into the site on Clifton Road on Friday 29th August at about 1.30pm.
Anyone with any information is urged to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm
Body of Missing Teenager Pulled from the River in Walton-on-Thames
The body of a missing 15-year-old boy has been pulled from the river in Walton-on-Thames this afternoon.
Surrey Police had launched a search at 2.20pm after a teenager was spotted in the river, near Sunbury Lock.
A police helicopter and a specialist team of divers were deployed to aid the search operation.
Enquiries are ongoing but it’s not believed to be suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 pm
People in Spelthorne asked to check their gardens
People in Spelthorne are being asked to check their gardens for discarded items as part of a burglary investigation.
Police believe that they may have been used in the recent car-key burglaries across Spelthorne and Elmbridge.
Officers are asking residents to check their gardens, outbuildings, bins and vehicles for any items especially clothing which may have been used by the suspects.
Meanwhile two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the investigation and are currently on bail until next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Riverside residents got a shock after a body was found on the Thames bank in Fulham on Monday.
Police are now trying to identify the man, who is believed to have entered the water further downstream.
The RNLI confirmed a crew from Chiswick was launched just after 7pm and was on scene four minutes later.
The death is currently not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Sixteen people have been injured after a Heathrow-bound plane made an emergency landing after hitting severe turbulence.
Passengers on the flight from Texas were taken to hospital in Ireland, after the plane touched down at the city's airport this morning.
Fourteen of the injured were passengers. Two were crew members.
In a statement, United Airlines confirmed they were providing care and support for everyone who was on the flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm
Richmond based charity River Thames Boat Project has commissioned a second boat.
It’s thanks to anonymous donations and funding from the Veolia Environmental Trust.
The organisation, which owns the community barge Thames Venturer from Kingston, has been involving people with the River for over 25 years.
Louise Sibley is the Chair of the charity, and she told us a bit about their work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
The Sutton Police cricket team had their first match with the Wentworth Hall Mosque on August 16th.
After the disappointment of last year’s being rained off, both sides took to the field at Purley Sports Club.
The police team lost by some fifty runs.
PC Sohail Syed said that the match underlines their strong relationship with the Muslim community in Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
Orleans House Gallery is looking for its latest apprentice to join a three year paid programme.
It’s a great way to gain key qualifications at the same time as the practical experience required for a career in the arts.
The deadline for applications is September 8th, and there’s an open evening at Orleans House on the 2nd for those interested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a rape investigation in Hounslow.
The incident happened on the 10th of July, at around 1am.
The victim, a 59 year old woman, was found near Inwood Park.
The suspect is a male, described as approximately 6ft tall and clean shaven with short dark hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Investigations continue into the Breck Bednar case.
Police say they can’t take action over claims from the mother of a murder victim from Caterham that she’s being taunted online by the killer.
20 year old Lewis Daynes killed Breck Bednar after luring him into his home in Essex. He’s now serving life.
Police investigated internet posts which Breck’s mother, Lorin LaFave, claimed were Daynes, but said there was insufficient evidence to bring any charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 am
Researchers say one in 25 people in England can't afford to feed themselves.
Scientists from four universities, including East Surrey Hospital, say the food poverty problem is getting worse - and that low-income families and elderly people living alone are most at risk.
Experts say free school meals are a "crucial lifeline" - and that "holiday hunger" is a concern for thousands of families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am
A new scheme involving dogs in Woking will help reduce loneliness
Bluebird Care has introduced a dog visiting scheme to reduce loneliness in Woking.
The organisation found that around eleven per cent of older people in the South East spend the equivalent of five days or more a month alone.
This is why they’re encouraging their team to bring in some of their own dogs to visit canine-loving customers as part of a new scheme.
The Every Visit Counts campaign will run until October 5th and highlights ways that people can help to beat loneliness in society.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Help in identifying two fly tippers who dumped waste in Hounslow
Hounslow council are asking residents to help identify two fly tippers who were caught on CCTV.
The two men with a Mediterranean complexion and of large build were spotted dumping a bed base and mattress on open land in Kingsley Road.
It happened in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 16th August.
Last year, the council spent £1.2m cleaning up mess like this, money that could be better spent elsewhere.
To view the image go to the council’s website – hounslow.gov.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Childminding agency in Richmond has thrived in Ofsted report
A service in Richmond that registers and assesses childminders has been given the thumbs up by Ofsted.
Leap Ahead is an agency set up by Achieving for Children in September 2015, so it has only been running for a year.
They offer great services to reassure parents that the standard of care for their kids is high, aswell as offering support and guidance to the childminders.
The report also made a few suggestions for future improvements, which will be implemented in the coming months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am
Richmond Council urge owners to get their pets micro-chipped to help identification
Richmond Council says it will always try to trace owners if their animals are killed on the roads or pavement.
When a dead animal is reported, they will collect the body and work with vets to try to identify the owners, but too many pets are not being identified.
When they don’t have ID chips or tags, it is almost impossible to determine who the owner is – to tell them their pet has been found.
Councillor Petra Sale says they need owners to ensure they have ID chips – for more information you can speak to your local vet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Southern rail to Reintroduce Trains going through South West London
Southern Railway has announced it will reinstate 119 daily train services on Monday – including services through South West London.
The reinstated trains include the Sutton to Streatham via Wimbledon service, as well as the Guildford to Leatherhead route.
Southern said it’s planned to "steadily" bring back further services for Surrey in the coming weeks, as train crew become available.
There have been months of delays and cancellations because of a dispute over changes to the role of conductors and staff shortages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm
Duchess of Cornwall will open New Veterinary Hospital at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
It’s been announced that the Duchess of Cornwall will officially open the new Veterinary Hospital at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Camilla Parker Bowles will also meet with staff, volunteers and supporters on Wednesday 7th September.
Upon arrival, the heir to the throne’s wife will be welcomed by a Dog Guard of Honour.
She will then be joined by Battersea Ambassador, Paul O'Grady, on a tour the new Veterinary Hospital and Centre of Excellence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm
Reports of assault in #Byfleet brings #SWT to a standstill
Police officers have been called to West Byfleet station following reports of an assault.
The call came in around 2.30 this afternoon.
Trains were halted London bound but it's understood they are back to normal now.
Officers attended alongside paramedics. One person has been injured and enquires are ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm
Palace sign Chelsea striker
Crystal Palace have signed Chelsea striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan.
The French international played under Eagles boss Alan Pardew at Newcastle in the 2013/14 season.
The 29-year-old has become fifth signing of the summer at Selhurst Park.
He scored 12 times for Chelsea after signing from QPR in 2014, and won the Premier League and the League Cup at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
Organisers are facing calls to relocate the Notting Hill carnival to a park after sixteen people were stabbed.
A fifteen year old boy was left fighting for life after being knifed in the Kensington and Chelsea area. He’s now recovering in hospital.
Kensington MP Victoria Borwick, who spent yesterday with officers policing the carnival, said she was appalled by the level of violence.
She added that she isn’t “anti-Carnival”, but that it needs to move somewhere “gangs do not chase each other through the streets.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm
Apple's been told to pay up to 11-billion pounds in back taxes.
The EU competition watchdog's ruled a series of tax deals the tech giant has with the Irish government are illegal.
The Irish finance minister says he wants to appeal the decision.
Former shadow business secretary and Streatham MP Chukka Umunna - who campaigned for us stay in the EU - says the current rules are meant to stop big corporations from playing the system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am
Police are appealing for witnesses following a break in at a BP garage in Walton.
On August 13th intruders broke into the property in Hersham Road between half past four and ten past five in the morning.
A cigarette and alcohol cabinet was forced open and some items were stolen.
The suspects are believed to have run away by foot up the road, towards West Grove.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
Kensington & Chelsea licensing officers are investigating a nitrous oxide canister worth over £150,000 seized at Notting Hill Carnival.
It’s understood that the canister has the capacity to fill 2,250 small canisters.
1,000 small nitrous oxide canisters and associated drug paraphernalia were also seized on separate occasions over the Bank Holiday.
Police have repeated their warning that users of nitrous oxide put themselves at risk of unconsciousness or death when taking the drug.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 am
Woking and Sutton enjoyed successful days in the National Football League today.
Woking beat Chester 3-1 at home thanks to gaols from Kieran Murtagh, Joey Jones and Gozie Ugwu
Sutton won 1-nil, also at home, this time to Dagenham and Redbridge. The victory courtesy of Bradley Hudson-Odois first half strike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 am
Italian striker Stefano Okaka, who was on loan at Fulham during the 2010-2011 season, has signed for Watford.
The international has agreed a five-year deal with the Premier League side at Vicarage Road.
The fee's not been revealed by the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 am
Pokémon Go players have been involved in hundreds of police incidents, including a fight involving 30 people in Surrey.
Robberies, assaults, thefts and driving offences were among 290 incidents recorded across England and Wales throughout July.
In a traffic-related incident, officers in Surrey discovered nine cars "parked across a junction" while looking for Pokémon characters.
Police have repeated safety advice for fans of the game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 am
Police made over 400 arrests and medics treated over 600 people as the Notting Hill Carnival reached its climax yesterday.
It followed a series of stabbings at the event on Sunday, including a 15 year old boy who was attacked in the Kensington and Chelsea area.
Yesterday’s arrests were mainly for drug offences, although there were also eleven assaults on police officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am
Croydon has the UK's fastest growing economy
Croydon has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley of south London" in a report by an accountancy firm.
The borough has the UK's fastest-growing economy, according to U-H-Y Hacker Young.
It says it's home to more than 1-thousand digital, creative and technology companies following "significant" regeneration in the past decade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am
Monday, 29 August 2016
Woman missing from Stockwell
Police and Lambeth Council are appealing for help in finding a vulnerable woman from Stockwell.
70 year-old Louisa Malonga has been reported missing after her carers went to her house in Evesham Walk and she wasn’t there.
She suffers from Dementia, is partially sighted and cannot walk properly without the aid of a stick.
Police are very concerned for her well-being.
She has connections to the Brixton area. Anyone who has information should contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
Police licensing officers working at Notting Hill Carnival have seized over 150 canisters of nitrous oxide in Kensington and Chelsea.
The canisters have a street value of over £2,000.
The investigation has now been referred to Trading Standards officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm
A man is fighting for his life following a stabbing at Notting Hill carnival.
He was rushed to hospital after emergency services were called to Wornington Road in the Kensington and Chelsea area yesterday afternoon.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH.
The attack is one of four stabbings reported on the carnival’s first day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
A witness who claimed to see a child being abducted in Redhill has been questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Police made large scale appeals for more information after being told a young boy had been bundled into a van on Thursday.
But no child's been reported missing, and there's been no evidence to support the claims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
As part of Heathrow’s birthday celebrations, photographer Dennis Stone has been interviewed about his star-studded life and work.
He’s the Airport’s longest serving resident photographer and has captured many world-renowned faces; from Michael Jackson to the Dalai Lama.
This is just one of many stories revealing the secrets of Heathrow in celebration of its 70th birthday.
People can share their own never-before-heard Heathrow story on their website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Motorists can enjoy free parking across Wandsworth today, as long as they stick to marked-out bays in the borough’s controlled parking zones.
However, they should steer clear of yellow lines as these restrictions will still be in force.
For more details, visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 am
A man was rushed to hospital after a fire broke out in a house in Streatham.
Fire fighters battled the blaze after the property in Valley Road caught alight just before 1.30 yesterday afternoon.
It took just over an hour to extinguish.
A police cordon was put in place at the scene, while traffic in the area was diverted.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 am
Olympic champion Mo Farah has revealed he would love to be knighted as it might get him through airports faster.
The runner, and former Teddington resident, says having the world 'Sir' on his passport would be amazing, and may speed up the security control process.
Mo, who won two gold medals at London 2012 before getting another two at the Rio games, also spoke of how he's dedicated each one to his children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 am
Sunday, 28 August 2016
15% of Sex Assaults in London Nurseries and Schools happen in Croydon
New figures show that more than 15 per cent of rapes and sexual assault in schools and nurseries in London are reported in Croydon.
Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show 83 rapes and 921 other sexual assaults were reported in the past 4 years.
Richmond, Kingston, Merton and Kensington & Chelsea are the boroughs with the least number of sexual assaults recorded.
A police spokesman stressed that although the crimes had taken place in schools, the victims were not necessarily pupils.
They could also be parents, teachers, caretakers, or even trespassers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Wandsworth Man Charged with Manslaughter after Minicab Attack
A man from Wandsworth has been charged with manslaughter after beating up a man in a minicab.
A 23-year-old was taken to hospital with his injuries but died a day after the attack.
Alexander Bruce Thomson has been remanded in custody and will appear in court on 29th August.
The victim was travelling with four other passengers in a mini-cab through the City following a night out.
The men got into the cab near Farringdon station at around 11.20pm.
Police would like to speak to anybody who may have seen what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
The brother of Teddington's Mo Farah could face Deportation
The brother of Mo Farah could be facing deportation from the UK back to Somalia.
Ahmed’s relationship broke down with the former Teddington resident and four-time Olympic gold medallist as his running career took off.
Ahmed has served a prison sentence for false imprisonment.
The 27 year-old's criminal conviction means he could be sent back to the war-torn country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm
Paralympic Coach Jenny Archer sends Kingston athletes to Rio
Coach Jenny Archer is known for her success with multi-gold-medal winning Paralympian David Weir.
This year not only will we see the wheelchair racer from Sutton participate in what is likely to be his last Paralympics, we will also be treated to seeing the new breed of paralympians from the Weir-Archer Academy.
Moatez Jomni has been training at Kingsmeadow Stadium in Kingston under the tutelage of David Weir and Jenny Archer and will be competing in his first Paralympics this year. Mickey Bushell, already a Paralympian, is also putting in many laps around the track having now taken on Jenny Archer as his coach.
However it is not only track athletics the Weir-Archer Academy oversees and this year field athlete Abbie Hunnisett flies out to Rio to compete in her first Paralympics in the F32 Club Throw.
Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne attended a training session at the Weir-Archer Academy at Kingsmeadow Stadium and spoke with Jenny Archer:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
The Future Council Debate
Kingston Council are urging local people to shape the future of their borough by taking part in what’s been called The Future Council debate.
The council say that they want to work with local people to decide how the council will be run to meet the future needs of the borough.
Residents can take part in the debate during the run up to the event by following #RBKFutureCouncil on Twitter and Facebook.
The debate will be held on September 15th in the Council Chamber at Kingston’s Guildhall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
UPDATE Missing Man from Fulham
Police searching for a man missing from Fulham have discovered a body.
The body had been pulled the river near Barnes bridge after being spotted at around 7am this morning.
Formal identification is yet to take place but Police believe it could be that of 76 year old Oswald Henderson Mapp.
His next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Scurry Racing comes to the 158th Egham Royal Show
The Egham Royal show continues today.
It’s the 158th event at the showground in Whitehall lane.
The show’s President Nick Wood-Dow tells Jackie about the new addition of Scurry racing at year’s event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am
The cost of Private Education is increasing in Greater London
The cost of private education is soaring across the country but the biggest increase has been in Greater London.
The total average bill for private schooling is now an eye-watering £156,000 per child according to new research by Lloyds Bank.
But in London and the south east that figure is over £175,000.
The study shows that fees have grown four times faster than inflation over the last five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am
Missing Man from Fulham
Police are appealing for help to trace a man missing from Fulham.
76 year old Oswald Henderson Mapp was last seen around 1.30 pm on Friday afternoon.
He is black, under 5ft tall of slim build, balding and known to visit the Alperton, Fulham and Putney areas.
Oswald was last wearing a light blue long sleeved shirt, black trousers, black shoes, black belt and grey farmer's cap.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am