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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Hasselbaink sacked by QPR


Queens Park Rangers have sacked their manager, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

It comes as a result of poor form in the Championship, winning only 5 of their 16 games in the league.

Shortly after their 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest this afternoon, they announced that they had ‘parted ways’ with the Dutchman.

He leaves the club having taken charge of 47 matches, winning 14.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Londoners paid less than the London Living Wage

A fifth of Londoners are paid less than the London Living Wage.

The report from New Policy Institute shows that full-time low paid jobs have increased by 3% over the last decade.

London Assembly Green Party Member, Caroline Russell AM has backed a call for the Mayor to review pay in the hospitality sector.

She says that businesses have an ethical duty to pay employees properly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

Pro-Europe rally in Richmond

Sarah Olney the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Richmond Park by-election, led a Pro-Europe Rally through Richmond today.

The march organised by Richmond Unites called for Britain to protect its links with Europe.

Sarah Olney addressed the crowd saying that anyone who wanted to protect Britain’s place in Europe needed to vote for her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Man killed in Reigate fire

A man in his 40’s has died following a house fire in Reigate. The incident happened on Friday 4th November in a block of flats on Fir Tree Walk.

Two other occupants managed to escape the property without serious injury.

Police are currently carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances of the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

Pardew reflects on Palace's performance in today's away game

Crystal Palace's poor run in the Premier League continues.

A 3-2 defeat at Burnley is their fourth straight loss.

Manager Alan Pardew says conceding in the last minute is especially disappointing:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Businesses in Richmond likely to have greater control over projects in the area

59% of businesses in Richmond town centre have voted in favour of establishing a Business Improvement District.

It’ll bring them into line with other towns including Wimbledon, giving them more control over improvements in their area.

BIDs are areas within which shops and businesses can raise funds to spend on projects or improvements that they feel are beneficial.

The move follows the outcome of a four week ballot which saw a majority of businesses voting for the proposal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:31 pm  

Wandsworth Council tackles public health

Wandsworth Council’s public health team wants people to take a different look at alcohol use.

Campaign posters are up in Tooting showing sweet foods as having the same number of calories as a drink.

Three average glasses of wine equal 684 calories – or the same as three ice creams.

They want people to remember that drinks also affect the waistline, just like snacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

Police concerned over burglaries in Kingston

Burglary appears to be on the up in Kingston.

Police say there has been a “marked increase” in incidents over the last few days involving “multiple suspects.”

The alleged thefts are mainly taking place in the evenings.

Officers say anyone suspicious should be reported using 999, and not 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

Labour announces candidate for Richmond Park by-election

Labour has named their candidate in the Richmond Park by-election as the transport journalist, author and historian Christian Wolmar.

They're only the second party to choose a candidate to run against the area’s former MP Zac Goldsmith.

Mr Wolmar has said he’ll fight Heathrow expansion, vote against Article 50 in Parliament, oppose austerity measures and tackle the housing crisis.

The Tories and UKIP are not fielding candidates, while the Greens bowed out yesterday to give the Lib Dems a clearer run.

Richmond Park By-Election Candidates List:

Labour – Christian Wolmar
Conservatives – Not running
Green – Not running
Independent – Zac Goldsmith
Lib Dems – Sarah Olney
UKIP – Not running
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Detectives hunt man following two sexual assaults in Clapham



Lambeth Police have released images of a man they wish to trace following two sexual assaults in Clapham.

On 26th June on Klea Avenue, a 27-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man who pushed her into a communal area of flats before attacking her.

It’s thought the same man assaulted another woman on 22nd May after following her into a residential building in Clapham Common South Side.

One of the victims scratched her attacker's eye with her key, while he was forced to flee from the scene of the other after his victim fought back.

The suspect is described as an Asian male, around 25-to-35 years old and of medium build, who spoke with an English accent.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

QPR travel to Nottingham Forest in their Championship fixture

QPR are set to face Nottingham Forest today as they look to get back on track following a defeat from Brentford last week.

The R’s boss Jimmy Floyd Hasslebank says his side need to show some guts in order to win all three points.

Last night, Fulham defeated rivals Brentford 2-0 at Griffin Park and are only out of the Championship play-off spots on goal difference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Southern Rail strike continues into Bonfire Night

Travel chaos is in store for thousands of people as the Southern Rail walk-out continues into bonfire night.

The 48-hour strike commenced yesterday after RMT announced there would be six days of strikes in the run up to Christmas.

Southern bosses have accused the union of being spiteful and vindictive.

Epsom is currently affected - stay tuned for the latest travel update in 20 minutes time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

New dementia service launched in Woking

A new service to help people with dementia has been launched in Woking.

The free handyman service will support residents with simple adaptations around their home to help them remain living independently.

The service offers assistance with small jobs, which may include installing grab rails, additional lighting, painting rooms contrasting colours and door signage.

Around 850,000 people across the country currently suffer from dementia and by 2025 the figure is estimated to reach one million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake worries over St George's Trust healthcare

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is worried that healthcare at St. George’s Trust will be affected since being placed in special measures.

The Trust was recently told by the Care Quality Commission that services had deteriorated in the past two years.

In light of this, Brake wrote to Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, as he doesn’t want health care to be jeopardised.

The Trust serves 1.3 million people in South West London and is responsible for one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Remember, remember your safety instructions on the 5th of November #FireworkNight

Less than half of us hosting a fireworks party tonight will check the instructions

New research shows that hosts tend to worry more about food and drink than their guests’ safety.

Fire and Rescue services are called to on average 50% more incidents on firework night.

Mark Hayes with the Firework Store in Ewell says we can’t be complacent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Egham university gets more funding to study cyber security

Following a week in which the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, launched a new 5 year strategy for tackling cyber security, the government has renewed its funding for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway University of London.

The Egham university will receive nearly £3.5 million to fund three more cohorts of PhD students.

At present there are 37 students working on a wide range of cyber security topics, with the first due to graduate in 2018.

The Information Security Group was established at the university 25 years ago and is one of the largest academic research groups of its type in the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

New opening times for Feltham refuse site

A reuse and recycling centre re-opens today in Feltham.

The Space Waye site in the North Feltham Trading Estate has been closed for a month for remodelling.

However, the centre will only be open to the public at weekends for residents arriving in cars until next summer.

Extra lighting has been added so that it can stay open from 8am until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Anyone using a van to dispose of waste will need to visit on weekdays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 am  

Drop in sessions for Thames flood relief scheme

Updates on proposals for flood relief schemes for the River Thames will be available in drop in sessions which are being held from Datchet along to Kingston.

Residents can ask questions or find out the latest information about the options being considered for flood channels in four areas.

These include the Wraysbury II lakes, Thorpe Hay Meadow, Sheepwalk and Desborough Cut.

The drop-in sessions will be held at the following venues:


8 Nov 4-7 pm Datchet Library
10 Nov 10.30 am - 2 pm Old Windsor Community Hub
10 Nov 4-6.45 pm Staines Library
12 Nov 9.30 am - 5 pm Staines Library
22 Nov 3-7 pm Molesey Library
24 Nov 3-7 pm St Nicholas Church Hall, Thames Ditton
29 Nov 3-7 pm Teddington Library
1 Dec 2-8 pm Black Swan Sea Cadets, Shepperton
6 Dec 3-7 pm Shepperton Village Hall
7 Dec 3-7 pm Kingston Council Offices
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

Merger of hospitals in Surrey stopped

A proposed merger between Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and the Royal Surrey County Hospital has been rejected after a further review and self assessment by the Royal Surrey.

Earlier this year, steps to merge the hospitals had been paused to assess how to address the financial position of that hospital.

It’s now decided that a merger would not offer the best opportunity for long term financial and operational stability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 am  

Friday, 4 November 2016

A man who survived falling six stories in Putney

A man who survived after falling six storeys at a tower block in Putney, has welcomed the £1 million fine handed to developers of the site

46 year old engineer Terry Cooper suffered a fractured skull and broken ribs after falling 50ft on to concrete in October 2012.

His colleague, Justinas Kopickas, died when the platform gave way at the Langham Square development.

A third worker was seriously injured.

The manager at St James Group admitted to health and safety breaches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

A man's been jailed for 20 years for seriously injuring four women in a stabbing attack outside Sainsbury’s in Hampton in May

Ethem Orhon was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and two of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The 67 year-old said his actions were due to feeling humiliated by police who had arrested him the day before for carrying a knife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

The family of a 25-year-old from Surbiton who died of cervical cancer has been awarded £15,000 by the High Court

Sophie Hague died in November 2011 after enduring a hysterectomy, chemo-radiotherapy and emergency surgery.

Her parents had claimed there had been an inappropriate delay in doctors diagnosing her condition.

Ms Hague told her mother that she felt "fobbed off" by doctors and a scan was arranged by the family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

A woman from Wandsworth has appeared in court charged with terror offences

25 year old Jade Campbell is accused of a number of charges including making a bomb hoax.

She has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday the 17th of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a bus in Surbiton

Police were called to Upper Brighton Road at the junction with Croylands Drive just after 10am.

Paramedics and an air ambulance attended.

The woman was taken to hospital, where her condition is being described as life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A massive clean up operation is continuing on the A3 at New Malden.



An HGV collided with the underpass just after 2pm.

There are no reports of any injuries but there is a “substantial amount" of diesel on the road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail after a stabbing spree in #Hampton



A 67 year-old man has been jailed for 20 years after carrying out a vicious stabbing spree in a Hampton car park.

Ethenm Orhon was convicted of two counts of attempted murder and two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, against four victims in May.

Two schoolboys who tried to intervene during the attacks were awarded £1,000 each for their bravery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Southern rail strikes: Fresh disruption as latest walkout begins

Thousands of commuters are facing fresh travel disruption in the latest strike by Southern rail workers.

The 48-hour walkout comes a day after the RMT union announced there would be six days of strikes in the run-up to Christmas and over the new year.

It's in a long-running row over the role of conductors.

Epsom is currently affected
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

The Greens have bowed out of the Richmond Park by-election

The Greens have bowed out of the Richmond Park by-election, giving the Lib Dems a clearer run against Zac Goldsmith.

Kingston Green Party will continue to support the goal of a Progressive Alliance to defeat the Conservatives.

They’re also hoping to bring about a fairer voting system.

Members of the Party will be backing the Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Onley in the by-election on the 1st of December.

Richmond park By-Election Candidates List

Labour – Candidate announced tomorrow
Conservatives – Not running
Green – Not running
Independent – Zac Goldsmith
Lib Dems – Sarah Olney
UKIP – Not running




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Man robbed of Rolex at Shepherds Bush Underground station



A CCTV image has been released of a man police would like to identify in connection with a robbery in Shepherd's Bush.

He threatened a commuter with a sharp object in October at the tube station.

The man’s Rolex watch worth thousands of pounds was stolen.

British Transport Police are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward.

Investigation PC Peter Taylor said: “I am keen to speak anyone who was at the station at the time of the incident or anyone who may have witnessed the robbery.

"I am particularly interested in speaking with the man in the CCTV image as I believe he holds vital information to this investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Brentford hunt another London derby win

Brentford host Fulham in the Championship tonight, looking for successive west London derby wins after beating QPR 2-nil last weekend.

Victory for the Griffin Park side will move them into the play-off spots.

Fulham need to win by three clear goals to do the same.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Croydon woman charged with terror offence



A 25-year-old woman from Croydon is due in court today charged with a terrorism offence.

Jade Campbell is accused of lying to get hold of a passport and making a bomb hoax.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 am  

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Zac Refuses to Rule out Returning to Conservative Party

Zac Goldsmith has refused to rule out returning to the Conservative Party following his resignation after the Heathrow airport decision.

Mr Goldsmith said he did not regret making the promises to stand down.

But when asked whether he might return to stand as a Conservative MP in future elections, he said he’s not ruling anything out.

Mr Goldsmith also said he could probably name the 10 people who were revealed to have made half of the 25,000 complaints about the Heathrow plans, saying he receives a lot of emails too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

UPDATE: Police Repeat Witness Appeal of Halloween Attack which Left one Murdered and Four Injured



Detectives investigating the murder of a 22-year-old man in Croydon have repeated their appeals for witnesses.

On Monday, 31 October, police were called just after 8.10pm by to Gloucester Road following reports of a stabbing.

Officers found three men, aged in their 20s, suffering from stab injuries. Another two men were also injured in the altercation.

22-year-old Scott Kouebitra, from Sutton, was treated by paramedics but later pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers investigating the case said that the suspect group consisted of approximately seven males all wearing masks, scarves, balaclavas and or hoods.

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Kingston's MP Calls for Greater Protection for Police Officers



Kingston’s MP has spoken out about the need for greater protection for police officers.

Recent figures reveal there were over 23,000 police officers assaults from 2015-16.

Speaking yesterday, James Berry praised Kingston’s police force for the role they have played in making it the safest borough in London.

Mr Berry went on to emphasise the need for personal safety equipment to be more readily available to police officers in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

UPDATE: Man Charged with Murder of Pardeep Kaur

A 24-year-old man has today been charged with the murder of housekeeper Pardeep Kaur, whose body was discovered in Hayes.

Vadims Ruskuls, from Latvia, was also charged with preventing her lawful burial.

The 30-year-old was reported missing on 17 October after she did not come home from work.

On 22 October, her body was found underneath the Harlington High Street flyover.

A post-mortem examination was carried out but came back as inconclusive with the cause of death unknown – Ruskuls will appear in court on 7 November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

Young People in Richmond and Kingston Report Good Levels of Emotional Wellbeing

Young people who use counselling in Kingston and Richmond report the same levels of emotional wellbeing as those who have never needed to seek professional help.

That’s according to a recent report from the local area’s Healthwatch organisations.

It also revealed an impressive presence of emotional wellbeing services in schools, and useful online advice.

However both organisations stress the need to further combat the stigma of mental health.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Jogger Finds Body in Richmond Park

A dead body has been found by a jogger in Richmond Park this morning.

The runner stumbled across the body of a man while making his way through the park with his dog at around 9.20am.

A police cordon was set up around the wooded area where the discovery was made.

Several police cars and ambulances were called – but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the death is being treated as non-suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

Kingston Hospital campaign

A major new campaign has been launched to support Kingston Hospital in the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan process.

Kingston & Surbiton MP James Berry, reassures residents that he is confident that Kingston Hospital will not lose acute services.

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan is trying to identify

£22 billion of efficiencies in the NHS at local level.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Putney MP Justine Greening is named MP of the year

Justine Greening, MP for Putney, has been named Overall MP of the Year by the Patchwork Foundation.

It’s for her work with deprived, minority and under-represented communities.

The award also recognises the work she does with local community organisations such as Regenerate and the National Autistic Society.

This is the second year in a row the Education Secretary has been recognised having won Conservative MP of the Year in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Cyclists are criticising the Royal Parks over the closure of Duke's Head Passage, a key cycle route through Bushy Park.

Campaigners believe the move is forcing children and keen cyclists to use the busy A308, between Hampton Court Palace and Hampton.

Richard Barrett’s started an online petition to save the path.

He says the use of an “A road” is unsafe.



To see the petition in full, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Campaigners are warning there’s just 8 weeks left to save three key bus services

The routes are on the so called Abellio Triangle, which includes Kingston, Staines, Weybridge, Cobham and Guildford.

The buses under threat are the 458, the 514 and the 515 after the contractor announced it would be ending its contract with Surrey County Council.

Nine services will stop in all, from the 1st of January.

Surrey County Council says Abellio said it needed to be released from its contract early as it couldn’t afford to continue.

The council has also confirmed it paid the transport operator over £100,000 to keep running the services.

An open petition is available; for more details, go to Surrey County Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

UPDATE: 60 firefighters tackled a huge blaze in Egham

A property in Egham has been saved, after more than 60 firefighters tackled a huge blaze in the early hours of this morning.

Pumps from across Surrey were called to Green Road shortly before midnight; eight crews were in attendance, as well as support vehicles.

Firefighters broke through roof tiles to locate the fast moving blaze.

No-one was injured and the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home rolls out the red carpet later

Battersea’s finest will be out on the red carpet tonight.

It’s the annual Coats and Collars Gala Ball in aid of the famous canine charity.

Sister Sledge will headline at the event, which is expected to be attended by the likes of Paul O’Grady and Craig Revel Horwood.

Stay tuned, we'll be on the red carpet from 5.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

​Appeal to trace man who threw bottle at car near Heathrow



Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was caught on CCTV throwing a bottle at a moving car near Heathrow airport.

The incident occurred on the Northern Perimeter Road in August.

A 20 year-old man, damaged the window screen of a minicab after launching the plastic water bottle.

He’s described as having dark hair and a beard; it’s believed he may have connections to the Bedfont area.

Witnesses should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Detectives renew their appeal for witnesses after 22-year old from Sutton was murdered in Croydon

Detectives have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon.

22-year old Scott Kouebritra from Sutton was pronounced dead at the scene, after being stabbed multiple times on Gloucester Road on Monday evening.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything near St George’s Field Park just after 8pm, you can contact them on 101.

3 other men remain in hospital after also receiving stab wounds that night. No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Community are invited to a free health event at West Mid Hospital

West Mid University Hospital is inviting local residents to a free health and education event.

A consultant cardiologist and her colleagues will make a presentation on heart health, which will include a tour of their brand-new facilities and a chance to ask questions.

The specialist team will be providing information about how to look after your heart, including symptoms to look out for and how to manage conditions.

The event’s on Wednesday 16th November at 5.30pm in the hospital’s education centre.

To reserve your place call Jane on 020 8321 2555.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

UPDATE: Relief fire crews from Epsom and Cranleigh and called in to help with roof fire in Egham

Firefighters from Surrey Fire and Rescue are still tackling a roof fire in Egham.

There are 8 fire engines, 2 water carriers and 6 ladders in use at the property in Green Road.

Relief fire crews from Epsom, Cranleigh and Dorking are now on the way to the scene, the call was made to emergency services at about 11.20 last night.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area where possible - due to the number of vehicles on the scene, traffic is likely to be building up in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

Surrey Fire are attending to a roof fire in Egham - avoid area where possible

Surrey Fire and Rescue are currently attending to a roof fire in Egham.

There are currently 8 fire engines, 2 water carriers and 6 ladders in use at the property in Green Road.

They received a call at approximately 11.20 last night, and 2 residents were safely evacuated from the house.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area where possible - due to the number of vehicles on the scene, and there is likely to be traffic in surrounding areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

93-year old vulnerable man from Wimbledon has been found

A 93-year old vulnerable man who was missing from Wimbledon has been found safe and well.

Lefteris Pylas was last seen yesterday morning, but after he failed to return home at his usual time, a search operation was launched.

The public and media are thanked for their support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am  

Sutton Council are looking for potential sites for new schools around the borough

Sutton Council are looking for potential school sites, as the borough needs more good school places to provide opportunities for young people.

An agreement has been secured for a new secondary school on the site of the London Cancer Hub.

Councillor Jayne McCoy says following the ‘issues and options consultation’, further work is being undertaken to consider the full range of sites available.

A draft Local Plan will be agreed in December and they will continue to consult with residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am  

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Surrey's gritting lorries out on the road for the first time this winter.

Surrey’s gritting lorries are out on the county’s roads tonight as the first frost of the winter is predicted.

They headed out from 7pm after filling up from the council’s stockpile which had sixteen thousand tonnes of salt.

Earlier - the authority filled up nearly two thousand bins full of grit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Chelsea Bar Allowed to Reopen After Mass Brawl

An exclusive Chelsea nightclub where Prince Harry has partied has been given the green light to reopen.

Zefi Bar in King’s Road had its licence suspended in September following a mass brawl which broke out, involving 30 people.

The incident spilled out onto the street and sparked calls from residents who complained their lives were becoming a misery.

On Tuesday, the club received permission to reopen with immediate effect after some licence conditions were added.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Nick Clegg: Beware of Winter Health Crisis

Nick Clegg is warning of a winter health crisis.

The former Deputy Prime Minister made the stark announcement on a visit to Kingston Hospital this morning.

He toured A&E, and also met with doctors in maternity, where his third son was born:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Man Punched Woman to the Floor in Hammersmith Racist Attack



Police would like to speak to a man who punched a woman in the face in a racially motivated assault in Hammersmith.

The woman was travelling on the District Line on 22 August, just after midnight, when the man started an argument with her.

During the altercation he referenced the fact she was Polish before punching her in the face and knocking her to the ground at Hammersmith station.

The British Transport Police have released an image of the man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

The Queen will ditch tradition this Remembrance Sunday

When laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, instead of putting down the traditional 12lb one, it’s thought she’ll lay a slightly lighter one down.

Her Majesty’s wreath is produced at the Poppy Factory in Richmond, alongside all of the other dignitaries’ wreaths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

CCTV cameras are to be erected at three of Richmond’s most problematic box junctions

The council says it’s taking the step following a rise in the number of complaints from drivers who want better controls of the junctions.

The three affected are Kew Road with Church Road, Castelnau with Trinity Church Road and York Street with Arragon Road.

Drivers could be issued with a fine of £130 if caught stopping illegally, and the cash will be reinvested into the transport network.

But, critics of the move say it’s just a way of making more money, and sometimes "it’s impossible not to stop in a box junction."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The next public consultations on Crossrail 2 are due to be announced any day now

TfL is yet to say whether Tooting or Balham have been successful in their bid for a new station.

Tooting was the preferred option, until a geological survey found that the grounds under the proposed site may not be viable for a station.

Roi Mengelgrein runs Tooting market; he says if Crossrail 2 ends up there, the historic hub will be lost forever.



Michèle Dix, TfL's Managing Director for Crossrail 2, said: "It is essential that Crossrail 2 provides an interchange with the Northern line in south London to relieve congestion on one of the busiest parts of the Tube network.

We’re absolutely committed to minimising disruption to the communities and businesses around Crossrail 2 stations.

At this point in time, we have not confirmed whether Crossrail 2 would go to Tooting Broadway, or the space that might be needed in the market.

We’ve had a number of conversations with Tooting Market management to understand more about their concerns and needs and how we could support them, if we go to Tooting Broadway.

We’ll continue to work closely with the market, and others, as our work continues."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Battersea Dogs & Cats is urging pet owners to keep their animals safe

Bonfire Night is fast approaching and in-light of this Battersea Dogs & Cats home is urging pet owners to take precautions.

Last November 102 stray dogs and 84 stray cats arrived at the centre in Battersea, after fireworks stressed the animals.

They’re encouraging owners to create a safe space for their pets to hide in, as well as to play music to mask the noise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

UPDATE: Tributes are being paid to a man knifed to death in Croydon

Tributes are being paid to a promising young footballer who was knifed to death in Croydon.

The 22 year-old, victim has been named locally as Scott Kouebitra.

Three other men also received stab wounds following an incident on Gloucester Road on Monday night.

Police have launched a murder investigation; no arrests have been made at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Appeal following a stabbing in Tooting



Police have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify following a stabbing in Tooting.

The victim, a 21-year-old man was knifed outside HSBC on the High Street in August.

Emergency services later found him at a fast food restaurant on Upper Tooting Road - he was taken to hospital where he received treatment.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1 - is described as a large black man, aged in his early 20s. He was wearing a black hooded jacket over a light coloured top, a dark blue baseball cap, black trousers and black trainers.

Suspect 2 - is described as a black man, also aged in his early 20s. He was wearing a dark blue shirt, dark coloured trousers and dark trainers.

Detective Constable Daniel Babbs, from Wandsworth CID, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the two men shown in the footage or the still released, or anyone who witnessed the incident.”

Anyone that can assist the investigation is asked to contact CID via 101. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

Two males, aged 17 and 22, have been arrested in connection with the investigation. They have both been bailed to a date in mid-December pending further enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

MP for Carshalton and Wallington is concerned about future of St George's Trust

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has written to Jeremy Hunt for reassurance after St George’s Trust was placed in special measures.

He highlighted his worries about the decline in safety and infection control at the hospital and says ‘our NHS faces a dark and uncertain future.’

A spokesman for the Lib Dems said it’s concerning that young people with mental health problems have been put in wards that haven’t been safety checked.

The Trust serves 1.3million people in South West London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Streatham High Road could be improved as 8 deaths there in 6 years

Campaigners have urged Transport for London to urgently improve Streatham High Road, after a number of people have died there.

The Safer A23 campaign wants them to rethink the safety of the 1.8-mile stretch as there’ve been eight deaths and almost 40 serious accidents there since 2010.

They’re asking for better crossings, a new road layout and fewer lanes in both directions.

The Head of road space management at TfL has said they’re in discussion with Lambeth council to establish which would be the most suitable option.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Detectives continue to appeal for help to find two men after an assault in Banstead

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted whilst trying to stop his van from being stolen in Banstead.

The incident took place between 8 and 9pm in Nork Way last Saturday, when he tried to intervene.

He received serious injuries to his head and face.

The two suspects fled the scene and ran into Reigate Road.

One is described as white, in his late 30s, about 5ft 8-9 tall with short mousy coloured brown hair. He was wearing a jacket and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and a baseball cap.

The second man is described as white, in his mid to late 30s, around 6ft tall and of large build. He was wearing a dark blue zipped jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms with a baseball cap and gloves.

If you can help police with their enquiries – you should call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am  

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

22-year old who died in Croydon attack last night has been named


The 22-year old who was stabbed to death in Croydon on Halloween night has been named locally as Scott.

A picture of the victim has also been released. He was attacked by four men wearing hoods and bandanas - who jumped out of a car in Gloucester Road.

The scene at the junction with Selhurst Road was cordoned off today while forensic experts examined it.

The attack was just 300 yards from the BRIT School, where Adele and the late Amy Winehouse launched their careers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

Four horse pile up at Kempton race course leaves jockey in intensive care

Jockey Freddie Tylicki is in intensive care after a four horse pile up at Kempton race course yesterday.

Champion jockey Jim Crowley was also involved- he suffered a broken nose.

Tylicki suffered a heavy fall on Nellie Dean after appearing to clip heels with leader and eventual winner Madame Butterfly.

Two others were thrown from their mounts on the final turn but were able to walk back into the weighing room to be checked by medics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

MP James Berry campaigns to save Kingston Hospital from NHS England plans

MP for Kingston and Surbiton, James Berry, says downgrading Kingston Hospital’s acute services “would make no sense”.

He’s launched a new campaign to protect the hospital from plans introduced by NHS England to reorganize or move some services.

Mr Berry says despite plans to reconfigure acute beds across South West London, he’s confident there will be no loss at Kingston.

He’s urging constituents to show that residents support the hospital and want to retain services like A&E and maternity.

Click here to find out how you can help join the campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Police looking to speak to man in connection with an alleged sex assault in #Norbiton



British Transport Police want to speak to this man after a woman was allegedly touched inappropriately while waiting for a train at Norbiton.

At around 6.10am on the 30th of September, a woman in her 60s was waiting on the platform.

She felt someone touch her inappropriately from behind and looked round, to see a man smiling at her.

He then left the station and she saw him return to the opposite platform, before boarding a train.

Investigating officer PC Mark Luker said: “This incident left the victim feeling naturally very shaken.

We do not tolerate sexual assault of any kind and so are working to establish who the offender is and make sure he is brought to justice.

Do you recognise the man in these images? We think he might have key information that could help us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 216 of 1 November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

St George's in #Tooting put into "special measures"



St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC’s report published today, follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June.

The CQC has also recommended St George’s be put into special measures, which would mean the Trust being able to access support to help deliver the required improvements.

Sir David Henshaw, Interim Chair at St George’s since the end of March 2016, said:

“We have a new leadership team in place, and real progress has been made since June. However, as we’ve always said, there will be no quick fix to the problems we face.

Many of these challenges are due to very poor Board and senior management decisions in the past, and a failure to tackle the big challenges head on. We owe it to our staff and patients to make St George’s better again, and the CQC’s report is a key part of this improvement journey.”

What this means - how the Trust rated.

1) The Trust’s overall rating was Inadequate. Both St George’s Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital (and the community services the Trust provides) were rated as Requires Improvement.

2) The Trust has been rated as Inadequate for being safe and well-led, and Requires Improvement for being effective and responsive. The Trust was given a rating of Good for being caring.

3) The Trust is also required to meet CQC requirements set out in a Warning Notice which relate specifically to: providing safe and fit premises at St George’s Hospital; obtaining consent under the Mental Capacity Act; good governance and the fit and proper person requirement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Kingston's MP has pledged to keep fighting Heathrow expansion

The Government announced last week that the West London hub is its preferred option, and a consultation amongst MPs will now follow.

James Berry was one MP in favour of creating a new runway at Gatwick instead.

He says his job now is to convince those who are pro Heathrow to switch.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Sutton Council has been awarded £300,000 by the government to support the London Cancer Hub

The centre will specialise in cancer research, treatment and education.

The Cancer Hub is being planned on the site of the ex-Sutton hospital.

More than 13,000 new jobs are expected in the area as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The man hoping to be Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Richmond Park should find out if he’s been successful on Saturday

Sachin Patel stood against Zac Goldsmith in at last year’s general election.

He’s confirmed he has applied to the party to be the Labour candidate once again following Mr Goldsmith’s resignation as MP.

Candidate List


Ukip - not putting forward a candidate

Conservatives - not putting forward a candidate

Labour - TBC

Lib Dems - Sarah Olney

Independent - Zac Goldsmith

Green - TBC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

A bar in Hounslow has been closed after police called for an emergency review of its licence

Bar 113, in the High Street, has become a hot spot for crime and anti-social behaviour with three people left injured in an assault earlier this month.

Police have closed the venue for 28 days so a full licensing review can take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Hounslow Council’s Children’s Services have welcomed a further four unaccompanied children from the refugee camps at Calais

It follows the re-settlement of two children with relatives in the borough, the council now has four children under 16

They’re amongst the 100 identified minors who will be brought over by the Home Office following the dismantlement of the Jungle camp.

Social workers have been working closely with the Home Office to ensure that any child coming to Hounslow are safely reunited if possible, with family members or are found suitable foster care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Heathrow airport receives a noise complaint every five minutes on average

Official data collected from January to October 2016 shows 84,000 complaints, one for five every take-offs and landings.

The airport said half of those received were from just 10 people.

Campaigners are calling for Heathrow to change their flight paths to prevent more complaints.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

The mayor of London's announced the all-night service on the Piccadilly Line will start on the 16th of December

The line serves towns including Osterley and Hounslow as well as Heathrow.

Sadiq Khan says it fulfils his pledge to have five lines running throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays by the end of the year.

The night Tube is already in operation on the Victoria, Central and Jubilee Lines, and will start on the Northern Line later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

#KemptonPark Freddie Tylicki's family arrive at his hospital bedside from Ireland

Jockey Freddie Tylicki remains in intensive care at St George's hospital with suspected spinal injuries following a fall at Kempton yesterday.

Champion jockey Jim Crowley was taken to hospital but had broken his nose and is back home with his family.

Another jockey involved in the pile-up, Ted Durcan, fractured his right ankle.

The families of the jockeys are being supported by the Injured Jockey Fund.

Lisa Hancock is its CEO.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

UPDATE: Jockey Freddie Tylicki has suspected spinal injuries following a fall at Kempton Park

Jockey Freddie Tylicki remains in intensive care in hospital with suspected spinal injuries following a fall at Kempton yesterday.

We understand that he's conscious and stable.

Champion jockey Jim Crowley was taken to hospital but had broken his nose and is now back home with his family.

Another jockey involved in the pile-up, Ted Durcan, fractured his right ankle.

Lisa Hancock is CEO at the Injured Jockeys Fund.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Freddie Tylicki in intensive care but Jim Crowley discharged after Kempton fall

Jockey Frederik Tylicki remains in intensive care following a four-horse collision during a race at Kempton Park.

The Injured Jockeys Fund says he's conscious and in a stable condition.

Fellow rider Jim Crowley was released from St George’s hospital last night.

The rest of yesterday's meeting was abandoned following the clash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

UPDATE: One man dead and three others injured after a multiple stabbing in Croydon

One man has been killed and three others injured after a multiple stabbing in Croydon.

The victim believed to be in his 20s died at the scene of the attack in Gloucester Road shortly after 8.15 last night.

Two more men suffered serious injuries and a fourth man presented himself at a South London hospital with minor knife wounds.

Police have now launched a murder investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

London's St George's hospital trust in special measures

The trust responsible for one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals will be placed in special measures after it was rated inadequate.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was told by the Care Quality Commission that services had declined in the past two years.

The trust includes St George’s in Tooting and Queen Mary's hospital in south-west London.

The two hospitals employ about 9,000 staff and severs 1.3 million people.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

New figures show 77 % of independent nurseries in Croydon are without a qualified early years teacher

A report's found there's a shortage of 10,000 nursery teachers in England.

Figures from Save the Children show applications have fallen by 63% as graduates are put off by low salaries.

In Kingston, which ranked as the eight best borough in the country, 38% of nurseries didn’t have a qualified early years teacher, compared with 77% in Croydon.

Gareth Jenkins from the charity says it means some children are falling behind before they've even started school

The full table can be seen below:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am  

Wandsworth and Putney business to vote on potential improvement district

Businesses in Putney and Wandsworth Town centres will begin voting next week on whether to form a new Business Imporvements Disrict.

The BID’s aim to raise money to improve the local business environment and boost trade, with the companies involved funding the scheme.

The voting will begin on Thursday and run through to the first of next month
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 am  

Kingston lawyer accused of sexual and racial assault at Putney venue

A 35 year old city lawyer from Kingston has been accused of sexually and racially assaulting a woman at London Rowing Club in Putney.

Alastair Main, who was a national rowing champion in 2003, allegedly poured a beer over the 27 year old woman before sexually assaulting her in the toilets.

He’s denied all allegations and the trial continues at Wimbledon Magistrates Court
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday, 31 October 2016

BREAKING NEWS: One dead and two injured in Croydon Halloween stabbings

A man has died and two others were injured after reports of multiple stabbings in Croydon on Halloween night.

The men - who police believe are in their 20s - were found in Gloucester Road shortly after 8pm.

Two were transferred to hospital in a serious condition while another died at the scene.

A murder investigation has now been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm  

Prince Harry Reported to Have Arranged Secret Flight from Heathrow to Visit Rumoured Girlfriend

Prince Harry reportedly planned a secret flight from Heathrow to visit his rumoured girlfriend Meghan Markle in Canada yesterday.

Sources say he was booked on to a flight at 11.30am on Sunday - before his romance broke in the press.

Harry met the American, who plays Rachel Zane in the hit US TV show Suits, in Toronto in May on a visit for his Invictus Games.

The actress also visited the UK in the summer and was seen in the royal box at Wimbledon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Activists stage 'die-in' in Battersea where Cyclist Died last Week

Scores of cyclists gathered for a “die-in” at a busy road junction in Battersea this evening - after the death of a cyclist last week.

Campaigners staged the vigil on Lavender Hill where 32-year-old Lucia Ciccioli who was hit by a truck as she cycled to work.

Campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists organised the gathering at the spot where the waitress, who lived in London for four years, died.

Cyclists and road safety campaigners met at the junction of Lavender Hill and Elspeth Road from 5.30pm - and lay on the floor to stage the protest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

Pensioner Accused of 'Stabbing Spree' in Hampton Car Park Appears in Court

A man attacked four women at random in a "stabbing spree" at a Hampton car park, a court has heard.

Ethem Orhon is accused of attacking the women in a Sainsbury's car park in May, after what he believed was mistreatment by the police.

Kingston Crown Court heard he had been arrested for possession of a knife on 19 May and was bailed two hours before the alleged assaults.

The 67-year-old, who lives in Hampton, denies two counts of attempted murder – the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Spike in Brexit Hate Crime Reportedly 'Fallen Off'

The ‘unwelcome’ spike in hate crimes after the Brexit vote has now died off, according to the Home Secretary.

July saw an increased level in hate crimes, including a Polish community centre in Hammersmith targeted by vandals.

Police recorded an extra 41% increase following the referendum, but Amber Rudd says this level has not been maintained.

Figures previously released by the Home Office show the number of hate crimes fell from July to August, but remained higher than before the referendum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

Kingston's Gifty Louise Speaks out after Shock X Factor Exit

Gifty Louise, who was booted off The X Factor in a shock elimination yesterday, says ‘she never really had a chance’ during the sing-off.

The wannabe star from Kingston thinks the judges had already made up their mind about who they wanted to save.

The 20-year-old also blamed her exit this weekend on Simon Cowell’s song choice, which was a relatively unknown Fifth Harmony track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

Younger Children Targeted with Fireworks on Way Home from School in Croydon

Schoolchildren were targeted with fireworks on their way home in Croydon this afternoon.

Secondary school-age children launched the fireworks at younger pupils from a nearby primary school in the dangerous stunt.

Police were called to Shirley Road in Addiscombe at 3.30pm.

PC Lawless from Croydon Police said fortunately no one had been injured and police will take action on those who mis-use fireworks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm  

A four horse pile up at Kempton Park this afternoon has injured two jockeys

Jim Crowley and Freddy Tylicki were treated on the track at the racecourse in Sunbury following the accident just after 3 o’clock.

Steve Drowne and Ted Durcan also came down in the incident, which happened on the turn into the home straight.

Racing was abandoned as medical staff attended to the jockeys. An air ambulance was also scrambled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

A child refugee who arrived in Croydon a few weeks ago claiming he was 16, could actually be 22

Haris Stanikzai allegedly has an online dating profile and LinkedIn account, using the older age.

It’s also alleged he enrolled at Uni here three years ago.

His uncle claims the social media profiles were created with the age of 22 to impress girls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

#HarpertheArtist records single for #NSPCC

There's been a sharp rise in the number of children and young people, some as young as 8, who say they're battling anxiety.

The NSPCC says the number of phone calls seeking help have risen by more than a third over the past year.

Sam Harper moved to Parson’s Green from Wales when she was just 18.

She’s now recorded a song for the NSPCC, No Love in the Jungle, based on her own experiences of isolation in a big city.



No Love in the Jungle is released on November the 28th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Film star Keira Knightley has labelled Britain’s maternity laws “archaic.”

The actress from Teddington, who gave birth to her first child last year, told Harper’s Bazaar she feels “lucky” to be able to afford maternity leave.

She said the astronomical cost of child care means that essentially, only rich women can take time off to have a baby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Twickenham Gallery bids for Tesco grant

Twickenham Gallery is bidding for a grant from Tesco’s to help fund its redevelopment.

The Tesco Bags of Help initiative helps fund environmental and green space projects.

The gallery could get a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Shoppers are invited to stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

You can cast your vote at:

  • Hampton Hill Tesco Express
  • Richmond Tesco Express
  • Twickenham Tesco Express 
  • Teddington Tesco Metro 
  • St Margarets Tesco Express 
  • Mortlake Tesco Express
For more information visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Chelsea's win at Southampton made it four straight Premier League victories

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says their recent good form gives him the opportunity to try players in different positions.

A 2-nil win at Southampton made it four straight Premier League victories, all without conceding a goal.

That's coincided with Conte changing to a back three.

He says he now wants more players to learn that formation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Nick Clegg is in Richmond kicking off the Lib Dems by-election campaign

Nick Clegg is kicking off the Liberal democrat’s by-election campaign this morning at Richmond station.

He’s meeting voters with newly-selected Richmond Park candidate Sarah Onley who will stand against Zac Goldsmith.

The former Lib Dem leader will discuss his battles in government over Heathrow expansion.

The by-election will be held on the 1st of December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Michael Gove under scrutiny for leaving son alone in hotel to go dancing

Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove has been criticised after leaving his 11-year-old son alone for six hours - in order to go to a party.

It’s believed, the Tory MP attended an event hosted by the Times and Sunday Times in Cheltenham with his wife.

According to the Sunday Mirror, his 11-year-old child was found by a night porter at 1.30am, asking where his parents were.

We’ve contacted Mr Gove for a statement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Update: Police release CCTV image of murdered Hayes hotel worker


Detectives investigating the murder of a Hayes hotel housekeeper have released a CCTV image of her as she travelled home from work the day before she went missing.

Thirty-year-old Pardeep Kaur was reported missing on Monday October 17th.

Five days later her body was discovered, concealed on waste ground under the Harlington High Street flyover in Hayes.

A key line of inquiry continues to be that Pardeep was attacked by a stranger on her walk to work that morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 am  

Kingstonian advance in FA Trophy qualifying

In FA Trophy first qualifying round action yesterday Kingstonian beat Lewes 2-1 at Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 am  

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Woman grabbed who tried to intervene in van theft in Banstead.

A woman who tried to intervene in a van theft in Banstead was grabbed by the thieves.

The woman in her 40’s took the keys from a getaway car when she witnessed the attempted theft last night after 8 pm.

An alarm on the van sounded after the break-in in Nork Way.

Two men approached the scene but were attacked by a pair of thieves.

A man in his 50’s was kicked and punched and a man in his 20’s was taken to hospital.

There are descriptions of the pair who ran into Reigate Road.

They were both white – one was in his late 30s to early 40s, between 5ft 8” - 5ft 9” tall, of a stocky build.

He has short, fluffy, mousy coloured mid-brown hair and a large, round head. He was wearing a jacket and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and a baseball cap.

The second man in his mid to late 30s, around 6ft tall and having a large build. He was wearing a dark blue zipped jacket, dark coloured tracksuit bottoms, a baseball cap and gloves.

The thieves' car was a blue Audi A3, number plate LD02 WGE - it had been bought earlier in t he day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Missing man from Ashford

Surrey Police has made an appeal over a vulnerable missing 20 year old man from Ashford.

Wesley Clark left home at around midnight last night and has not been in touch with family since.

He is described as white - around 6ft tall, of a slim to medium build and has dark hair.

He was last seen wearing jeans, a black Superdry jacket with red trim and black Vans footwear.

Anyone who has seen Wesley or knows where he is should contact Surrey Police quoting reference P16247404.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Lib Dems talk up chances in Richmond Park and North Kingston


The Lib Dem’s candidate for Richmond Park and North Kingston has been talking up the party’s chance of success.

A by election’s to take place on December the 1st after Tory Zac Goldsmith resigned over the announcement of a third runway for Heathrow.

The Lib Dem candidate Sarah Olney says they have a good chance of winning in Witney in Oxforshire where there was a swing to the party of nearly 20 percent.

Mr Goldsmith is standing as an independent MP this time.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Update: Missing Child from Tooting Found After Helicopter Search

The missing child which prompted a helicopter search in Tooting on Friday night has been found safe and well.

Police were called at around 8.30pm to reports of a woman punched in the face and a 41-year-old man with stab injuries.

The missing child is thought to be in the care of the couple involved in the assault, who have since been discharged from hospital and arrested.

Pevensey Road and Rostella Road remained closed overnight on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

South West London Borough's Report Lowest Number of Flytips Across Capital

Boroughs in south west London have the lowest number of flytips, despite figures showing an overall rise across the capital.

According to the official government figures, Wandsworth had the lowest number of flytips in inner London throughout 2014-15.

Kingston also had fewer reported incidents in leafy outer London boroughs.

Wandsworth spokesman, Cllr Jonathan Cook, says it’s important to not be complacent now about the challenges in keeping our streets and parks clean and free of flytips.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Richmond Devises Strategy to Promote Cycling

Despite having one of the highest proportions of people cycling in London, Richmond has devised a strategy to inspire more people to get on their bike.

The aim is to make cycling in the borough safer and easier, and to promote cycling as a fun, healthy way to travel on a daily basis.

The council hope to substantially increase the number of people who cycle, which is currently at 7%.

They’re asking for people’s opinions on how they can improve cycling in Richmond borough.

Head to the council’s website to fill out the survey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

New Addington Police Attempting to Make Christmas Extra Special

Police in New Addington are trying to make this Christmas extra special for one little girl.

9 year old Melody Driscoll suffers from a series of severe mental and physical disabilities.

She wasn’t expected to live past the age of 5 and spends 80% of her time in hospital.

Officers want as many Beauty and the Beast gifts to be donated to either New Addington or Croydon stations – it’s her favourite film.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Changes to Hounslow's Recycling Just 'Days Away'

Hounslow Council is “days away” from transferring its recycling and waste services.

The new contract will see the introduction of a brand new fleet of vehicles.

Other improvements include where and how bins and recycling boxes are returned and clearance of any waste spillage.

However, there has been some criticism about the decision to charge residents £50 for any lost or stolen wheelie bins.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Sutton Residents' Earnings Defy London's Low Pre-Recession Levels

Earnings in more than half of London boroughs are still below the pre - recession level.

But it seems people in South West London are faring better than those in other parts of the capital.

According to the GMB Union, the so called “real value” of earnings in Sutton in 2007 was £36,000 per year. Today it’s £37,000.

But in Camden , the average was approximately £54,000 in 2007, and today, it’s just over £52,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

Man and Child Taken to Hospital after Police Motorcyclist Collision

A man and child were rushed to hospital after they were hit by a police motorcyclist in Earls Court yesterday morning.

The crash happened on Old Brompton Road shortly after 10am.

Police say their injuries are not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Kingston's MP: Fight against Heathrow Expansion is not Over'

Kingston’s MP says the fight against Heathrow expansion is not over.

James Berry, like his former Richmond Park counterpart Zac Goldsmith, favoured Gatwick over the west London hub.

He says the news on Tuesday won’t stop him from continuing the case for Gatwick over Heathrow.

The Government gave the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow, but up to 15 months of further consultation are now expected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

People of Kingston Called to get Behind this Year's Poppy Appeal

The people of Kingston are being urged to get behind this year’s poppy appeal by the Mayor of Kingston.

This year’s Poppy day, when the appeal is launched nationwide, is taking place on November the 13th.

The current appeal stands at £44 million and Kingston’s Mayor Councillor Geoff Austin is hoping to help beat that figure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

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