Appeal to find Britain's Unluckiest Dog a Home
Paul O’Grady has launched an appeal to find Britain’s unluckiest dog a home.
Bud, a long-time resident at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, has been looking for a home for more than 1,000 days.
Since the seven-year-old greyhound/collie cross arrived at the centre, the charity has rehomed some 5,500 dogs.
TV star Paul said Bud has already spent 2 Christmases at Battersea - and he hopes to dog-lovers will think about giving him a home. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm
Concern Over Craigslist South West London Flat Advert
There are concerns following the discovery that some landlords in south west London are offering flats in return for sexual favours.
The shocking adverts for tenants and roommates have been posted on classifieds website Craigslist.
The ads include one man who lives in a flat near Stamford Bridge football stadium.
He said he had a free room available for a woman willing to give him a couple of massages per week.
While there is currently no law against posting adverts for sexual services, Craigslist stated "offensive" posts are prohibited. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm
UPDATE: 15 Suspected Illegal Immigrants Discovered in Freezer Lorry in Surrey
Fifteen suspected illegal immigrants have received medical treatment after being found in a freezer lorry refrigerated to -25C in Surrey.
The driver stopped at Clacket Lane services on the M25 when he heard loud banging coming from inside the van.
The Home Office said 11 males, including five claiming to be minors as young as 13, were arrested.
Police found lots of sleeping bags and believe they must have huddled together to keep warm.
The group are thought to have boarded the lorry, which was transporting boxes of frozen roast potatoes, in the Netherlands. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm
A French mastiff from Epsom gained a spot as a finalist in the Best Dressed Dog Competition.
The event, hosted by retailer Banana Moon Clothing, attracted 82 entries, with the winning title going to a boxer named Spud for his Donald Trump inspired outfit. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm
A notorious North Cheam eyesore has caught fire.
Victoria House, a derelict office building, has been abandoned for ten years and repeatedly targeted by vandals.
Fire services were called to the scene.
The cause of the incident is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm
Activists have caused chaos after staging a sit down protest in Clapham.
It was organised by the group Stand Up to Lambeth to campaign against changes made by the council.
The activists wanted to raise awareness of several issues, including racial and social inequality, housing problems and
the closure of libraries.
The road was cleared shortly after 3pm.
A Met Police spokesman confirmed it had assisted with the protest and that no arrests had been made posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm
Wandsworth Care Alliance is hosting a talk on LGBT Mental Health on Thursday at Earlsfield Library.
Research has shown that 25% of the general population will at some point have mental health problems and this goes up to 40% of the LGBT population.
The free event starts at 6pm. People can reserve a place online. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
People of Surrey are being urged to hold Christmas activities in their communities so elderly people wont be lonely.
With over a third of old people affected by loneliness, the national charity Friends of the Elderly are hoping more people get involved this year than ever before.
Last year there were 13 registered activities across Surrey for ‘Community Christmas’, including a pub lunch in Woking.
If you are thinking of organising an event, please call Community Christmas so they can register and advertise it on their website. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm
A man’s been found guilty of killing his wife at their home in Weybridge.
38-year-old Sonita Nijhawan was found at their property in Crossfield Place with fatal injuries to her head and neck.
Sanjay Nijhawan was found guilty of manslaughter at Guildford Crown Court on Friday.
He’s due to return for sentencing on Monday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm
Richmond cleared of illegal moored boats
Richmond is now free of illegally moored boats – following a two year campaign by the council.
Last year, it introduced a byelaw making it a criminal offence for any boat to moor up to Council owned or managed land.
When this was introduced, there were over 50 illegally moored boats.
They have now gone and any abandoned or sunken ones have been removed.
This has opened up the towpath again for river walkers.
South-London art gallery wins prestigious prize
A London gallery in Vauxhall built to house the private art collection of artist Damien Hirst has won the prestigious Stirling Prize.
It’s the UK's leading architecture award.
The creation of Newport Street Gallery saw the remodelling of three listed Victorian industrial buildings and the building of two new ones. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Director charged with manslaughter after yacht capsized killing man from Surrey
The director of the firm that managed the Cheeki Rafiki yacht has been charged with manslaughter after it capsized, killing its crew.
Andrew Bridge from Surrey, Steve Warren, Paul Goslin and James Male lost their lives.
Following a search the yacht was found in May 2014.
Douglas Innes has been charged with four counts of manslaughter, and will appear in Court on November 3rd. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
Today's play: rugby
Harlequins take on Northampton Saints at The Stoop today in the rugby union Premiership.
They’ll make four changes to the side which lost to Wasps last weekend.
England international Joe Marler, Rob Buchanan and Kyle Sinckler form a new front-row partnership, and Nick Evans returns at fly-half.
Harlequins have won both of their home games so far this season, but Saints have been victorious in the last seven meetings between the two sides.
Twickenham stadium hosts two international rugby union sides this evening, as Australia face Argentina in The Rugby Championship.
It’s the first time a game from this competition is being held in the Northern Hemisphere.
Neither side can win the competition though, as the title’s already secured by New Zealand.
London Welsh head to Championship favourites and table toppers London Irish in what looks to be no easy win.
Welsh avoided a third straight loss with a hard fought victory over Jersey Reds at Old Deer Park last weekend, jumping to fifth in the table.
But Irish are on top form having kept up their 100% record at Nottingham and boasting the league’s meanest defence.
Defence coach Ricard Tonkin says they’re looking forward to the challenge. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Today's football previews for local teams
Sutton United host Woking today at Gander Green Lane in the National League.
They hope to put their midweek loss at Dover Athletic behind them but have lost five of their last seven games.
Hampton & Richmond lie in second place in the National League South and are only three points behind leaders Maidenhead United, as they take on Poole Town at home.
Kingstonian’s confidence will be high as they face AFC Sudbury following two wins in three.
In the same league, Met Police travel to Canvey Island still searching for their first win of the season.
All games kick off at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
Police tackle hate crime on increase across London
Police will be engaging with communities across London this week in a bid to tackle hate crime and its effects.
It’s in support of National Hate Crime Awareness week, which runs until next Saturday.
Officers will visit places like synagogues, mosques and gay clubs, to listen to concerns, give advice and encourage people to report abuse.
The MET’s seen a rise in all areas over the last 12 months, with attacks on people with disabilities having the highest increase of more than 100%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm
Devlopment for treatments of kidney stones in Ashford
Ashford and St Peter's Hospital Trust is expanding its lithotripsy service.
It's a treatment using ultrasound shock waves, through which kidney stones are broken into small pieces that can be passed out by the body.
Consultant Urologist Mr Sachin Agrawal says they've been offering the service for a while, but have only recently purchased a state of the art lithotripter machine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
Art therapy helps mental health patients across south-west London
Hospital Rooms is continuing its work with south-west London and St George's Mental Health Trust on their Recovery College.
It's an initiative aiming to use art to improve the health of patients with mental health difficulties.
The project, based at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, was the first of its kind in the UK when it began.
It leads courses for 1000 students each year, and a mural by them will be unveiled during World Mental Health Day on Monday 10th October.
Wandsworth takes action against housing developments
Wandsworth Council is set to use its planning powers to protect office and business premises from being converted into housing.
The last government relaxed planning rules which allowed offices and commercial spaces to be turned into residential properties without planning permission.
Wandsworth wants to use Article 4 to make sure developers prove they have strong grounds for conversions before they can go ahead.
It’s recently been applied to 120 important and historic properties.
Council Spokesman Jonathan Cook says office and commercial floor space is the lifeblood of the local economy as it's vital for generating jobs and growth. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am
Oxfam in Kingston raises funds for Haiti hurricane
Local heroes will be on hand when Oxfam Books in Kingston holds its second annual comic-book sale fundraiser.
This year, they’re donating all proceeds to the disaster appeal for Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The sale will take place on 15th October between 11am and 3pm. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am
Thousands given to arts and community projects, charities and organisations in Wandsworth: nominations for more are open
A variety of arts and community projects, charities and local organisations are set to share nearly £126,000 from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.
It’s the third round of funding under the council’s grant scheme.
26 projects are recommended for this round including the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust, the Wandsworth Advice Forum and Alderbrook Primary School Gardening.
In the first two rounds, 72 grants were made totalling almost £368,000.
Round 4 is currently open for applications until November 8th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am
Murder investigation launched in Croydon
A murder investigation’s underway following a shooting in West Croydon.
Police were called at around 11.35pm last night to reports of a man suffering a gunshot wound in Eastney Road.
Officers, including firearms officers, and the London Ambulance Service all attended the scene.
The man, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead shortly after the incident.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
No arrests have been yet been made. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am
Sutton Council seeks unsung heroes in upcoming awards
Sutton Council is calling on residents to help them find people who make a difference to their communities.
Sutton Council’s 2016 Community Awards are now open.
They’re designed to make sure Sutton’s unsung heroes get the public recognition they deserve for the work they do.
If you wish to nominate someone in the borough, head to the councils website. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am
Surrey Council claims school funding is grossly unfair
Surrey County Council is asking the Department of Education for fairness in funding schools.
Surrey received £4,300 per pupil in government funding this year, which is significantly less than London boroughs bordering the county.
This leads to substantial differences in schools that are within less than a mile of each other and have similar challenges.
For example, Surrey receives just under £900 less per pupil for Spelthorne School than Hounslow got for children at Feltham Hill Infants.
Surrey was also given £554 less per pupil for children at Hamsey Green Primary than Croydon received for pupils at Kenley Primary. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am
Croydon considers changes to housing allocation
Croydon Council is considering increasing the length of time residents must live in the borough before being eligible for a council home.
With demand outstripping the supply of available housing, the council wants to ensure local people benefit first.
A proposal to give priority to applicants who have lived in the borough for more than 3 years will be presented on Monday.
The council also plans to bring in a choice-based lettings scheme in which applicants can ‘bid’ online for properties.
It wants to reduce the number of households in temporary accommodation; its annual cost for this rose in the past 5 years from £1.4million to £5.5million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 am
Friday, 7 October 2016
Tour and tasting at brewery awarded to cleaners of the riverbank in Staines
There’ll be more than just a feeling of a job well done for volunteers who take part in a litter pick along the Thames in Staines.
The Rain Keeper Project has teamed up with Thames Side Brewery for a special event on the 16th of October.
After the clear up between 10 am and 1 pm, off River Park Avenue, the Brewery is offering a tour and a tasting event for volunteers over the age of 18.
Equipment is provided for volunteers, but booking is needed for the tour.
The entrance to the clear up event is off River Park Avenue TW18 3PR. For more information or to book a place, contact Luke Damerum at [email protected] posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 pm
Update: Missing Staines Woman Found Safe and Well
A vulnerable woman who went missing in Staines has been found safe and well today.
51-year-old Deborah Hazel was last seen in Chertsey Lane yesterday evening before she went missing.
Surrey Police would like to the media and public for their help with the search. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm
Police Need Help Tracing Wanted Man from Sunbury-on-Thames
Surrey Police is appealing for help to trace a wanted man from Sunbury-on-Thames.
30-year-old Jaykob Grattan is sought for questioning in relation to an on-going criminal matter.
A warrant was issued by Staines Magistrates Court after he failed to appear in relation to a breach of his probation order hearing.
He is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of a skinny build, with short dark brown hair with a pale complexion. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm
New Preventative Service to Engage with Domestic Abusers Launches in Surrey
A ‘first of its kind’ service which supports and engages with domestic abusers in Surrey has launched.
The initiative enables adults who recognise they’re using physical or emotional abuse within relationships to refer themselves for help.
Called ‘Stepping Up’ the intervention service aims to reduce offending and help make survivors and their children feel safer.
Domestic violence victims will also be directed to other services to aid their recovery from the impact of the abuse. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
Chris Denning Jailed for Child Sex Attacks after Surrey Police Probe
Former radio presenter Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for a series of historical child sex attacks on 11 boys.
He pleaded guilty to the 24 sex offences he committed following a Surrey Police probe.
The 75-year-old paedophile used his fame to groom and sexually assault dozens of young victims in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
In the 70s and 80s Denning was known to regularly frequent the Walton Hop – a teen disco in Walton-Upon-Thames.
The judge at Southwark Crown Court said the effect on his victims, who are now all grown men, has been devastating. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
Head of Britain’s Airports Commission: Brexit has made the case for a third runway at Heathrow stronger
Brexit has made the case for a third runway at Heathrow stronger, the head of Britain’s Airports Commission said today.
Sir Howard Davies said he believed the case for an extra runway is stronger as it links the UK to markets outside Europe.
However, Richmond Park MP, Zac Goldsmith, believes that Heathrow has failed to answer the pollution test for a third runway.
A report by the Commission last July, which has now disbanded, strongly backed another runway at the west London airport. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm
Surrey Adult Care 'In Crisis' According to Lib Dems
Surrey’s crisis in adult social care is worsening and affecting the most vulnerable residents, according to Lib Dem Councillors.
They’re warning the Conservative run Council, after forecasting a £7.4m overspend on vital services for this financial year.
The night tube is coming to Morden in November
Night Tube services on the Northern Line will launch on the 18th of November.
London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, made the announcement just hours before the all-night service runs on the Jubilee Line for the first time tonight.
Northern Line services will run from High Barnet and Edgware, via the Charing Cross branch, to Morden. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
Rick Stein is set to open a restaurant in Barnes
TV chef, Rick Stein, is opening his first restaurant in London - after saying he would never open one in the capital.
He’ll be taking over The Depot brasserie overlooking the Thames in Barnes.
The new eatery will only open its doors after the venue has undergone a major refurbishment, which starts at the end of December. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Surrey's Shooting Star Chase is rated in the top 3% of health and social services in England
Both of Surrey’s Shooting Star Chase’s hospices have been awarded with the highest possible rating from the CQC.
The charity’s Guildford-based hospice, Christopher’s, has this week been rated “outstanding” following an inspection in July 2016.
It’s follows in the footsteps of Hampton-based hospice, Shooting Star House, which received the same rating last year.
Shooting Star Chase is rated in the top 3% of health and social services in England. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Police discover 15 people in back of a refrigerated lorry at Clackett Lane services
Surrey Police have discovered 15 people including one child in the back of a refrigerated lorry at Clackett Lane services.
The driver of the white freezer lorry stopped at the service station after he reported hearing a large bang from inside the vehicle.
The suspected migrants have now been taken to hospital for medical tests.
The investigation will then be passed on to UK Visas and Immigration in due course. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
UPDATE: Vulnerable 75 year old from Epsom has been found
A 75-year-old venerable man who went missing from his home in Epsom has been found safe and well in Crawley this morning.
Claude Doherty, who suffers from dementia, had been reported missing.
Surrey police have thanked the media and public for their help with the search. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am
A man has been sentenced after stabbing a man outside Sutton train station
A 20 year-old man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison, after stabbing a man outside Sutton train station.
Harry Searle was caught on CCTV camera striking to the 24 year-old victim in the abdomen with a knife in November 2015.
He was arrested and police seized the knife, he attempted to stash.
The victim was treated in hospital after receiving a long and deep wound. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am
Woking based McLaren’s Jenson Button was 16th in the second practice session
Lewis Hamilton has once again been outpaced by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg ahead of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix.
The British driver trailed the German in the second practice session - after an identical outcome in the first.
Rosberg has a 23-point lead over Hamilton in the drivers' championship.
Woking based McLaren’s Jenson Button was 16th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am
Today could be the day that you save a life #TeamMargot
That’s the message from Yaser Martini, whose daughter Margot died in 2014 following a battle with a very rare form of Leukaemia.
Margot, who lived with her family in Roehampton, was just two when she passed away.
Yaser is calling on more people, of any age, to register to see if they are able to become a bone marrow or stem cell donor.
The family's charity, Team Margot,campaigns for more people to join the worldwide registers as potential bone marrow/stem cell donors, especially people from ethnic minorities or those with a mixed heritage.
A single has been released today, not to make money, but to raise awareness of the need for more donors.
To find out more about registering, and the charity, click here posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am
Update: missing teenager from Mitcham is found safe and well
Following a police appeal, a teenager girl from Mitcham who was last seen on the 2nd of October has been found safe well.
15 year-old Sarah Devlin was discovered at an address in Walton. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am
Residents above shops in Hounslow warned over rubbish
Hounslow council is warning people who live above shops, that they could face a fine of £80 if waste bags are left in the wrong place.
They claim, rubbish dumped outside shops at the wrong time is messy and can be viewed as fly tipped rubbish by other residents.
24 flats above shops in Chiswick have been issued with a legal notification warning them to clean up their act. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 am
Not enough private lanlords in Kingston are coming forward to take in refugees
Not enough private landlords are coming forward to help take in Syrian refugee families being settled Kingston.
Only 8 have been able to move in to the borough since the plea was first made last October – the council had hoped to rehome 50.
The first family came to Kingston in March.
Homes need to be self - contained, and available to rent for at least a period of a year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am
'Team Croydon' raises £15,000 for Sport Relief
It’s been revealed that ‘Team Croydon’ has raised £15,000 for Sport relief since 2012.
In a series of runs between 1 and 6 miles, including raising over £3,000 this year, the team reached the milestone.
Cllr Timothy Godfrey said it’s a fantastic achievement and congratulated everyone who took part.
Regeneration of Mertsham reaches significant milestone
The regeneration of Mertsham has reached a significant milestone.
A new convenience store, three shops and ten affordable flats have all been built.
Cllr Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Property said its great nes and is a big step to improve homes and community facilities. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 am
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Young Woman in Alton Towers Crash: 'No Point in Being Angry'
A young woman who lost her leg in the Alton Towers roller-coaster crash has said she does not see the point of being angry.
The theme park’s operator, Merlin Entertainments, was fined £5million for health and safety breaches following the accident.
Merlin also owns Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures.
Vicky Balch was one of 16 injured when the Smiler ride crashed after engineers “felt pressure” to get it back working following a fault. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm
Kind Hearted Neighbour from Fulham Appeal goes Viral
A pensioner from Fulham who hadn’t washed for 13 years has had her life transformed by her neighbour.
Kind hearted, Lucy Ashen, spent 60 hours scrubbing and cleaning the pensioners flat.
She also gave the lady who has mental health problems her first bath in a number of years.
Strangers from all over the world kindly donated food and furniture after Lucy’s appeal went viral on Facebook. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm
Police Officer from Merton Dismissed
A police officer for Merton borough has been dismissed following allegations of misconduct.
It’s after he asked for a new personal digital assistant device, claiming he’d lost his previous one 2 weeks earlier.
Officers are supposed to report these losses immediately as a security incident, but an analysis of the handheld PC showed it hadn’t been used for around 10 months.
PC Caulker was also asked to leave because he didn’t turn up for one of his assigned posts. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm
Hammersmith's Rosamund Pike talks about new film 'A United Kingdom'
Stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo were on the red carpet as their film 'A United Kingdom' opened the London Film Festival last night.
The movie's based on a true story about a British woman - Ruth Williams - who faced opposition when she married Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana in the 1940s.
Rosamund’s from Hammersmith and plays Ruth.
She says says she believes their love really did break down barriers.
Toads in danger in the south east of England
The number of toads in the UK is falling dramatically - partly because so many of them are getting run over.
The south-east of England has suffered the greatest loss.
Volunteers have been monitoring them and found they've declined by two thirds in 30 years.
Changes to farming practices, a loss of ponds, and urban sprawl are also blamed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm
Police search for suspect after sexual assault of 17-year-old in Woking
Police in Woking are hunting a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
The 17-year-old was attacked at around 3pm on September 12th between Sheerwater Road and Woodham Lock in West Byfleet, near the Basingstoke Canal towpath.
Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man they believe was involved and wish to speak to.
He’s described as in his mid-twenties and around 6ft tall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Talks between RMT Union and Southern Railways break down again: strikes set to take place from Tuesday
Strikes by Southern Railway workers will go ahead - after talks aimed at trying to prevent them ended without agreement.
Members of the RMT union claim the train operator rejected what they call 'perfectly reasonable' proposals, to try to resolve the dispute over the role of conductors.
Several strikes will now be held starting on Tuesday.
The union's president, Mick Cash, says it's a massive shame:
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A mystery motorcyclist who Britney Spears called her “London crush" has been revealed as a 46-year-old dad of two from Kingston.
The pop princesses filmed Phil Lupton leaving work and posted the footage to her 13 million Instagram followers.
She described the 46-year-old motorcyclist was ‘very hot’.
Phil says he’s very flattered by the comments but insists the ego-boost will not go to his head.
Video credit: Britney Spears / Instagram posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am
Heathrow third runway 'within EU pollution laws'
New, independent research suggests Heathrow airport could build a new runway without breaking European pollution laws.
Professors at the University of Cambridge measured poisonous nitrogen dioxide levels using 40 sensors in and around the airport.
They found although there would be a “marginal increase” in toxic gas coming from the airport, this would be countered by a drop in nitrogen dioxide from traffic elsewhere, according to the BBC.
It then used modelling to predict what would happen in the future.
Ministers will decide within weeks whether to enlarge Heathrow or rival Gatwick, and the environmental impact will play a big part in that decision. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am
32-year old has appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates Court charged with committing a burglary at Simon Cowell's house
A man has appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates Court charged with committing a burglary at Simon Cowell’s mansion.
32-year old Darren February is alleged to have taken more than £1m of jewellery, watches and passports from a safe in the Holland Park property.
Cowell shares the £35million home with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their two year old son Eric.
He has been remanded in custody until his trial at Isleworth Crown Court next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
24-year man sentenced at Kingston Crown Court for attacking two women after a night out
A man’s been found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of attacking two women following a night out in Guildford.
24-year old Ross Henson was sentenced to four years in prison after a five day trial over the incident in the early hours of Saturday 13 February.
Henson has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life – after he was found to have ‘an intent to committing a sexual offence’ on two women.
On both occasions, Henson had wrestled them to the floor, but when members of the public intervened, he ran off. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Undercover reporter 'Fake Sheik' from Purley could face time behind bars for perverting the course of justice
Undercover reporter ‘Fake Sheik’ has been convicted of evidence tampering in the drugs trial of singer Tulisa and could see an end to his journalistic career.
Mazher Mahmood from Purley spent 20 years targeting the rich and famous, making out to be the ‘king of the sting’ as he exposed them as greedy and corrupt.
A jury at the Old Bailey found him guilty of perverting the court of justice, and he could now face time behind bars.
He was released on bail, and sentencing has been adjourned until later this month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am
Outdoor gyms come to Hounslow borough - encouraging residents to get active
People living in Hounslow can now get more active – as outdoor gyms come to the borough.
The Council have teamed up with BetterPoints to offer residents the chance to increase their fitness – by using the equipment installed in a number of parks.
Feltham Park in Hounslow Road is the latest of 8 new gyms to open as part of the project.
They are suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with the aim of helping residents have healthier lifestyles. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am
Chelsea Ladies lost 3-0 last night at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea Ladies were beaten 3-0 last night by Wolfsburg in the first leg of their last-32 tie at Stamford Bridge.
They've got a lot of work to do if they’re to reach the next stage of the Women’s Champions League.
Close to 4-thousand fans turned out to watch the game.
Meanwhile Super League winners Manchester City will make their debut in the competition tonight. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 am
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
A Surrey Police officer is convicted after caught driving under the influence in Epsom
A police officer has been convicted of drink driving, following an offence in Epsom last month.
The 42-year old pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, while off duty.
He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and was ordered to pay over £500 in fines.
His duties have been restricted – pending the outcome of misconduct proceedings. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 pm
Banker from Weybridge charged with murdering his wife.
A banker from Weybridge is in Guilford Crown Court charged with murdering his wife at their £2m mansion.
Sanjay Nijhawan thought he no other choice after he was asked for a divorce. He was diagnosed with depression months before the alleged killing.
The 46-year-old had quit his highly-paid job as an investment banker in London but had a mortgage of £670,000.
Nijhawan is said to have attacked his wife with an axe and a knife, leaving her with more than 150 injuries. He denies murder. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm
Talk Talk Fined
Telecoms Giant Talk Talk has been fined 400,000 pounds for poor security which led to the theft of customer details.
The breach took place last year and left of 157,000 customers exposed to a cyber-attack.
The Information commissioner which handed out the penalty says that the firm’s security was so weak it the attackers succeeded with ‘ease’
Meanwhile a 16 year old boy from Feltham arrested last October on suspicion of computer misuse was bailed with a date still yet to be confirmed.
Detectives in Clapham have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to after a woman was punched in the head
The 25-year-old woman was attacked by a stranger while she was waiting at a pedestrian crossing in Clapham High Street.
It happened during the breakfast rush hour on Wednesday, the 14th of September. The suspect then ran off towards Gauden Road.
Following the attack the victim flagged down police officers who carried out a search of the area. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
A special needs school has been officially opened by the Queen of dance in Ham today
Strictly judge Darcey Bussell cut the ribbon at Strathmore, which is going to run in partnership with Greycourt School.
It’s a day school for children from across Richmond with complex learning difficulties.
Many of its children are on the Autistic spectrum. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Radnor House school in Twickenham is taking part in the fifth annual ‘Make a Difference Day’ today
In a bid to support the community, almost 30 sites will be visited including food banks, care homes and animal welfare centres.
Pupils, teachers and parents will rack up an estimated 5,000 volunteer hours over the course of the day.
A tea party for elderly members of the community will also be held in the school’s grounds. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Organisers of the #Moonwalk mark 20 year anniversary with a special bra exhibition #bcam
Designers turned out at the Good Housekeeping Institute in Soho last night to mark 20 years of Walk the Walk with a special exhibition of bras.
One of the charity’s many fundraising events, The London Moonwalk, which took place on Clapham Common in May, raised over £6 million, with money still coming in.
The charity has a whole, has so far raised £113 million.
It’s tradition for walkers to pound the streets of the capital wearing their individually decorated bras.
One of the designers at last night’s event, Victoria Grant, was tasked with creating a bra to celebrate hit TV series, Absolutely Fabulous.
Victoria explains the driving force behind the final design.
One of the stars of Ab Fab, Harriet Thorpe, was delighted with the result, and explains the beauty of an event like the Moonwalk.
To find out more about how the charity started life, just view the video below.
Residents in Hounslow borough should now apply online for parking permits
Residents in the Hounslow borough will now need to apply for their parking permits online.
Postal applications will not be accepted - this will affect those who live in a Controlled Parking Zone and Zone R.
The change comes after residents and businesses have been asking that services be moved online, which will be more convenient for most.
Each applicant will get a reminder about renewal through the post, containing a pin number - which should then be used in the online process. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
21-year old sentenced for three burglaries in Croydon
A man has been sentenced to four years and eight months after pleading guilty to three burglaries in Croydon.
21-year old Lewis Grinham appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Friday.
He carried out the burglaries during a two week period in April, first at a shop in New Addington, aswell as breaking into two properties in South Croydon.
An officer had recognised Grinham from CCTV in Central Parade - at the first burglary, which then led to his arrest in July. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
MP for Putney says she will support parent's choices on grammar schools
Putney MP and Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced six opportunity areas in England to promote social mobility.
The £60m scheme will support schools in each area and create links with employers.
Speaking about grammar schools, Ms Greening said we should support parent’s choices – areas that want more grammar places should be able to have them.
She wants to give pupils the best start in life, no matter what their background. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am
National campaign 'Shoctober' is encouraging people to take selfies next to defibillators
South East Coast Ambulance Service is supporting a national campaign ‘Shoctober’ – which aims to hunt down life saving equipment.
They’re asking people to tweet in selfies next to defibrillators, incase they’re not registered with the trust, so they can direct 999 callers to them.
When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, CPR and a shock from the machine will increase their chance of survival.
Secamb want to raise awareness of this important issue in a fun way – you can tweet #FindtheDefib and provide information on their location. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Police appeal for help to trace a second suspect who stole a moped in Sutton
A man in his 20s has pleaded guilty to stealing a moped in Sutton, after a CCTV appeal showed him on camera.
Two men broken into the property in Oldfields Road at around 8.05am on April 1st, also taking keys and a helmet from the hallway.
Police are appealing for information to trace the second suspect - he’s described as slim, clean shaven, also in his 20s with short dark hair.
He was wearing a blue hooded top, dark trousers and dark trainers.
Anyone with information or who recognise the man should contact police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 pm
Police in Sutton are investigating a fraudster who tried to con an elderly woman of her bank details
Police in Sutton are investigating after fraudsters tried to trick an 83 year old woman into revealing her bank details.
On Monday she received a phone call from a man pretending to be from her bank.
He said there’d been a problem with her cards and they needed collecting.
About an hour later a woman was spotted by the caretaker trying to open the communal entrance door at her home in Cavendish Road.
The woman was challenged and left without anything. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm
17 year old boy attacked in Byfleet
A 17 year old boy was left unconscious with a broken hand after being attacked in Byfleet last month.
The victim was approached by 5-6 boys whilst sitting on a bench with a friend between 11.30pm and 12am on Saturday 24th September.
He was punched and kicked to the floor.
It happened on a small grassed area in the centre of Byfleet village at the junction of Oyster Lane and High Road.
Police are appealing for witnesses and say anyone with information should contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm
St Margarets woman dies after taking selfie whilst cycling
A mother of two has died after falling from her bike moments after taking a selfie whilst cycling in St Margarets- her husband has revealed.
41 year old Carmen Greenway died in hospital after hitting a rough patch in the road as she cycled home from The Crown pub.
She fractured her skull after losing control less than 300 yards from her family home. It’s thought she was riding the bike one handed.
She was rushed to intensive care at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington where she died six days later after going into cardiac arrest.
Her funeral was held last month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm
Former teacher charged with sexual offences against pupils in Banstead
A former teacher has been charged with multiple sexual offences against pupils in Banstead.
79 year old David Harding, who’s from Kent, is charged with 17 offences.
This includes five counts of indecent assault against boys under the age of 14 and 12 counts of inciting gross indecency against boys under the age of 14.
The incidents happened between 1977 and 1981 at a school in the area.
He’s on conditional bail and due to appear in court on 24th October. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm
There's a warning to burglars from Surrey police
Surrey Police are warning burglars ‘don’t leave your mark’.
Thousands of forensic marking kits have been sent out to households to use in a bid to stop crime.
The SmartWater or SelectaDNA packs consist of a bottle of clear liquid which carries its very own unique forensic code, only visible under UV light.
The scheme has been rolled out in five areas identified over previous years as having been hot spot areas for burglaries.
These areas include Caterham, Sunbury, Stoneleigh and Woking. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm
A study by Royal Holloway University in Egham has found wetlands and agriculture could be to blame for rise in methane levels
Wetlands and agriculture could be driving the rise in methane levels rather than fossil fuels.
That’s according to a recent study by the Royal Holloway University in Egham.
Researchers discovered that sources such as swamp gas, cow burps and rice fields make up the majority of the increase.
Lead author, Euan Nisbet, says their results go against the conventional thinking that fossil fuels are the most harmful greenhouse gas. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm
Police are investigating a con artist in Sutton
Police are investigating after a man who claimed he was a doctor conned a restaurant worker in Sutton.
He said he’d lost his wallet and needed money for his train so he could rush off to operate on a patient.
He left a note so he could be contacted but it contained false details.
He also gave the name and address of a hospital where he was about to go into surgery, but the hospital didn’t exist.
The suspect is of Arabic appearance, aged about 50 and bald.
He was smartly dressed in a white shirt, brown jacket and black trousers.
Police reports suggest he’s carried out similar scams in Kingston, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Bromley and Westminster.
Works at #Waterloo to cause problems for #SWTrains commuters next year
Commuters using Malden Manor and Chessington South stations will see huge disruption next August as trains are halted between the stations as part of an £800 million re-development project at Waterloo.
Between the 5th and 28th of August, fewer trains will run. This includes the busiest times of the day, the morning and evening peaks.
Network Rail says "significantly fewer" trains will call at Claygate, Esher, Hersham, Hinchley Wood, Kingston, New Malden, Oxshott, Surbiton, Walton and Worcester Park during the same period.
Bosses say the number of passenger journeys on this line has more than doubled in the last twenty years to 234 million and is expected to increase by a further 40% by 2043.
They say they have chosen to carry out this work in August as fewer passengers tend to travel during the summer compared to other times of the year.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel news, or follow our travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Surrey Police bring 15 to court in the north of the county.
A move to prosecute fifteen people in North Surrey was driven by information about organised drug dealers.
Operation Centurion was launched last month.
Seven of the 15 people handed themselves into police as they knew detectives were looking for them.
The thorny issue of what to do with former Government land in #Tolworth has come to the surface again
Tesco had been trying to build on the site on the corner of the A240 for over a decade before finally selling it.
New owners Meyer Homes wanted to continue with Tesco’s original plan to build over 700 homes - but the council rejected the plans.
The company is now asking residents to view their opinions once again at an exhibition at St George’s Church on the 15th of October between 10am and 4pm.
Parking seems to be the biggest concern with any of the proposals, and some would rather see the site used for leisure, as this resident explains.
Fire at Streatham rail station
There’s been a fire at Streatham station and it’s causing delays on Southern Rail.
Rail passengers are being held up for 30 minutes because of the blaze which happened on the line.
And some trains have been cancelled.
Tickets can be used on other transport networks. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Collision in Cheam
There’s been an accident in Cheam.
It’s happened on Cheam Road at the junction with St Dunstan's Hill.
It’s been causing congestion on St Dunstan's Hill and Collingwood Road.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
E-fit released after Woking attack.
Police have released more information after a man was kicked in the groin by a burglar in Woking.
The victim was putting his medical waste in a communal bin at the end of August in Dartmouth Avenue when the attack happened.
Now Surrey Police has released an e-fit in the hope that someone will recognise the suspect.
In the e-fit image he’s seen as white, in his mid 30s to early 40s, tall and of a slim build.
He was wearing a grey hooded top, black jeans and Nike trainers.
Anyone who recognises him, or has any other information which could assist the investigation, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference 45160074364. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am
Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision near the northbound A3 near Raynes Park
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision near to Raynes Park.
A man died after his motorbike collided with a lorry last Friday.
Police say they hope someone may’ve seen what happened on a slip road that runs alongside the northbound A3 near to Raynes Park.
Police were called just before 6.30pm last Friday to Robin Hood Way outside the Esso petrol station.
The 35 year old victim died at the scene.
The driver of the lorry stopped and has not been arrested.
Anyone with any information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact detectives at Merton Traffic Garage on 020 8543 5157.
Blue badge residents in Croydon warned against scams
Blue Badge applicants in Croydon are being warned against scams which charge to complete online applications.
Croydon Council are aware of at least one person who was duped out of £50 by a fraudulent website.
www.parking-permits.org charges to complete application forms at a price.
The fight against blue-badge fraud, and those seeking to take advantage of disabled people, is being stepped up in Croydon.
It’s after national figures show the number of disabled parking permits being stolen is on the rise. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am
People coming together to 'save St Helier Hospital'
People are coming together to fight plans to axe essential healthcare services which could result in the closure of St Helier Hospital.
A public meeting, hosted by the ‘Keep Our St Helier Hospital’ campaign group, will take place on Thursday 20th October.
Last year, NHS England revealed plans to ‘balance budgets’ which is likely to be achieved by downgrading the hospital’s services.
According to the group, the requirement to close hospitals that fail to meet budget cuts has been deliberately hidden from the public. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am
Sutton Council saves businesses over £400,000
More than 200 Sutton businesses have received over £400,000 in business rates relief thanks to help from the Council.
Its after a scheme last autumn saw a Business Rates officer visit businesses and make them aware of reliefs available.
The pilot has been so successful they plan to extend it for another 6 months posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am
Crystal Palace becomes only second player in 25 years to be called up to England squad
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has become just the second Crystal Palace player to be called up for England in 25 years.
He’ll replace the injured Raheem Sterling for the World Cup Qualifying fixtures against Malta and Slovenia.
The other player to feature was Wilfried Zaha- who was called up in 2012.
A couple from Mitcham have been convicted at the Old Bailey
A couple from Merton who sent money to their nephew, a fighter for Islamic State in Syria, have been convicted at the Old Bailey.
45 year old Nazimabee Golamaully pleaded guilty to one count of fundraising, contrary to section 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000 today.
Her husband, 48 year old Mohammed Golamually, pleaded guilty to the same offence at an earlier hearing on 16th September.
Officers found they had sent £219 to their nephew via an individual based in Turkey.
Both have been released on conditional bail to appear for sentencing at the Old Bailey on 10th November. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm
A man has died after a motorbike collision near Raynes Park
A man has died after his motorbike collided with a lorry near Raynes Park last Friday.
Police were called just before 6.30pm on Friday 30th September to the collision in Robin Hood Way outside the Esso petrol station.
The 35 year old victim died at the scene.
The driver of the lorry stopped and has not been arrested. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm
"Hound of Hounslow" trader adds US lawyers to his legal team
A trader infamously dubbed the “Hound of Hounslow” has hired a team of US lawyers over allegations he helped cause a multibillion-dollar Wall Street Crash.
37 year old Navinder Singh Sarao is accused of contributing to the 2010 “Flash Crash” from his parents’ home.
It’s believed he’s added experts to his legal team ahead of an appeal in the High Court next month against a ruling he could be sent to America to stand trial.
If guilty, he could be handed a 380 year prison sentence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm
An 85 year old woman has suffered life changing injuries after being robbed in Croydon
An 85 year old woman has been left with life changing injuries after being robbed in Croydon.
Police were called shortly before 4pm on Saturday 1st October after the victim had her handbag stolen in Dennett Road.
The suspect, a black man wearing a white t shirt, grabbed her wrist and pulled her into an alleyway, where she fell and hit her face.
He took her handbag, containing her mobile phone, address book and diary and fled in the direction of Lambeth Road.
A 16 year old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody.
Man Arrested on Suspicion of Drink Driving after Crashing at Sunbury Cross Roundabout
A man’s been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after smashing into a traffic light pole at the Sunbury Cross roundabout.
Police were called to the scene at around half past three this morning.
The driver of a Vauxhall Corsa was taken to hospital with head injuries, before he was arrested by police.
The crash caused serious delays on the Staines Road West at the M3 junction for Sunbury Cross during rush hour this morning. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
11-year-old boy dies in Hounslow collision
An 11-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in Hounslow.
Aaron Mathrau’s father witnessed the incident on Friday from his bedroom window.
The 41 year old rushed to help his son before an ambulance arrived, but he died later in hospital.
The driver was taken to hospital suffering from trauma.
The Transport Secretary has promised to make a decision on where to build a new runway "shortly".
Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both bidding to be allowed to expand - and the debate has been going on for over a decade.
In his speech at the Conservative conference, Chris Grayling also outlined plans to reduce overcrowding on the railways.
Sunbury based charity Backcare UK is working to help child carers.
There are currently 7 million unpaid child care workers in the UK, who are at risk of developing serious health problems, including back pain.
Leading Osteopath Dr Brian Hammond told us about how people can help.
Southern Railway says the RMT union has until Thursday to accept a deal aimed at averting more strikes over the role of conductors on trains.
The company's offering a lump sum of 2-thousand pounds to try to end the dispute.
If agreement can't be reached the firm says it will terminate conductors' contracts and press ahead with the changes. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am
If you want to appear more attractive, you need to put yourself next to someone who is not so desirable.
That’s according to research by Dr Nicholas Furl at Royal Holloway University in Egham.
He found that the level of our attractiveness can fluctuate and being compared to the company we keep can affect it.
An averagely attractive face surrounded by undesirable faces will become more appealing than if it was seen on its own. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am
A 58 year old man has died after a fire broke out at a house in Tooting.
Firefighters were called to an address on Derinton Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.
A woman, believed to be in her 50s, had left the property before crews arrived. She was taken to hospital by paramedics.
The first floor of the house was left damaged by the blaze, which is under investigation.
The man has yet to be formally identified but his next of kin have been informed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am
On Saturday, members of Hounslow, Ealing and Richmond Green Parties cycled across Hounslow to highlight the ongoing opposition against Heathrow expansion.
They were joined by dozens of other cyclists.
The event was organised with the communities affected by the proposed flight path by campaign groups.
Ministers are expected to make a decision on airport expansion in the coming weeks, with a second runway at Gatwick also being considered. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am
New care in Chertsey for those living with Alzheimer's.
In May, the Alzheimer’s society closed The Orchard Day centre in Chertsey, which provides care for people living with dementia.
This encouraged the families who relied on this service to set up a charity.
Over the past four months, they’ve raised nearly £30,000, and Runnymede Council has given them a lease on the building.
Today, they’re opening their doors to provide a continued service for those who need it.
It’ll be open on week days, and no appointment is needed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 am
Twenty three pavements across Richmond will benefit from an additional half a million pounds of improvements.
It’s thanks to the Council’s Community Pavement Repair Fund.
Reuse and Recycling Centre in Hounslow closed for 1 month
Hounslow residents are being reminded that Space Wayne Reuse and Recycling Centre will be closed from tomorrow until November 5th.
During this time, people are asked to find alternative ways of disposing of unwanted items.
The closure will allow the site to be improved for residents with better lighting to enable extended opening hours and easier ways to deposit waste.
When it reopens, it’ll only be available to the general public on the weekend for health and safety reasons. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
Trader in Thornton Heath sells large craft knife to teenagers
A Thornton Heath trader has discovered the cost of selling a large craft knife to two teenagers.
MGK Express in the High Street admitted the offence and has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 in fines and costs.
A letter had been sent to the business advising that test purchasing exercises were being carried out in the area by trading standards. Two days later, volunteer buyers aged 14 and 15 were sent to the shop.
They were able to buy the large knife without any challenge from the assistant.
The company’s sole director, Gholam Kader, told the court that the assistant had been instructed not to make any sales and that they had now stopped selling ‘those items’. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
Full update on this weekend's football fixtures
Crystal Palace Ladies take on Portsmouth today at home.
They'll hope to continue in the same vein after they thrashed West Ham 4-0 two weeks ago.
Charity for the disabled invites people to visit their gardens in Battersea
A charity which supports people with disabilities through gardening is inviting the public to come and see their three gardens in Battersea Park today.
Thrive works with the disabled at the Herb Garden, Winter Garden and the Old English Garden.
The gardens provide safe and secure places where people can socialise and learn practical skills to help them become more independent.
Staff will be on hand from 12pm till 4pm to answer questions about the garden and the charity. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Kingston twins with Sri Lankan district
The borough of Kingston will twin with a district in Sri Lanka - and a celebration will be held later this month.
Sri Lanka’s Hon Justice Vigneswaran will deliver a speech at the signing ceremony that will see Jaffna and Kingston join together.
During his time in the town, he’ll visit Kingston Hospital, as well as the University and a few small enterprises in the area.
12,000 Tamils currently live in the borough and it is the second language.
Road races and stunts banned in Croydon: offenders face fine and prison sentences
A senior judge has approved Croydon Council’s High Court bid to ban road races and stunts on Imperial Way industrial estate.
It comes after a motorcyclist died in July and a 21 year old pedestrian suffered life changing injuries.
The council successfully applied for a three year injunction to give police greater powers over the racing, known as Croydon Cruise.
These illegal events involve speeding cars and motorbike stunts including wheelies and doughnut turns.
The ruling now means people who take part in the Croydon Cruise face an unlimited fine, two years in prison, or both. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 am
UPDATE: Man arrested following serious assault of Surrey Police officer in Addlestone
A 20 year-old man has been charged after seriously assaulting a Surrey Police Officer in Addlestone.
The officer spent the night in hospital after receiving head, neck and hand injuries, but has now been sent home.
He was attacked as he approached a car near Hatch Farm on Chertsey Road at around 1am on Saturday morning.
Jake Osborne has been accused of assaulting with intent to resist arrest and drink driving.
Police are continuing to appeal for information to trace another person who fled the scene.
Mr Osborne has been released on bail pending further enquiries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am
100-year-old shop in Kingston due to close
A family business that has been running for over a century is to close after plans to buy the building collapsed.
71-year-old Peter Champion, from Sutton, has run Kingston Tools on Eden Street for over 50 years.
Seven years of negotiations involving development company Hammerson fell through in September 2010.
Plans to demolish the Eden Walk shopping centre were approved in May this year, and will see 380 new homes built along with 18,000sq m of shops, leisure and office space.
The store will host a champagne reception on its final closing day on October 15. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 am
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