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Saturday, 19 November 2016

A peaceful rally has taken place on Richmond Green against a third runway at Heathrow


There was cross party support for the event this morning, with rousing speeches from MPs, celebrities and campaigners.

But there was anger towards Prime Minister Theresa May, who was once against expansion, but whose Government gave the go ahead for it.



Organiser of the event, and former MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith, is calling on all parties to unite again on Heathrow.



The Leader of Richmond Council is controversially urging residents to boycott Chinese made products.

Lord True made the claim at an anti - Heathrow expansion rally on Richmond Green this morning.

He’s referring to the fact Heathrow is a part Chinese owned project.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Anti-Heathrow airport expansion protesters arrested

15 members of a different anti-Heathrow protest to the one in Richmond have been arrested.

Traffic was brought to a standstill as the campaigners lay in the road on the M4 at Heathrow Spur and refused to move.

The activists, who claim to be from Climate Change Is A Crisis, were brought into custody for public order offences and obstructing the highway.

Heathrow has advised passengers travelling to the airport to allow extra time for their journeys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Impersonator Alistair McGowan takes to the stage at anti #Heathrow expansion rally in #Richmond this morning

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Update from our woman on the ground at the anti-Heathrow protest in Richmond

A peaceful rally against Heathrow expansion has taken over Richmond Green this morning.

Lucy Mayer reports:



Candidates standing in the Richmond Park by election:

Conservatives - not standing
Green Party - not standing
Conservatives - not standing
Independent - Zac Goldsmith
Labour - Christian Wolmar
Lib Dems - Sarah Olney
Ukip - not standing
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Weather warnings issued across Surrey and London

The Met Office has warned of flash flooding and travel misery in the South East, as the first storm of the season is expected to hit overnight.

Storm Angus is predicted to move into London and Surrey at around 6am tomorrow morning, bringing torrential rain and strong gales.

Yellow and amber weather warnings have been issued.

In coastal areas, winds of up to 80 miles per hour are expected.

South West Trains have put a lower speed limit on parts of their track and have warned of possible disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Update: Anti-Heathrow expansion rally in Richmond

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners have been out in force on Richmond Green this morning.

Residents and famous faces took part in the peaceful rally against the Government’s interim decision to give permission for a third runway.

Zac Goldsmith, who triggered a by election when he resigned over the matter last month, organised the event:



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Tooting comes alive with free Jazz festival

The streets of Tooting will come alive with Jazz this weekend.

The EFG London Jazz Festival will hit the streets today and tomorrow.

The free event will take place at a number of locations including Tooting Market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Update: Investigation into 22-year-old Kouebitra's murder in Croydon

A 20-year-old has been released on bail, after being arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder.

He’s one of four men brought in over the incident which took place on Halloween in Gloucester Road in Croydon.

Scotty Kouebitra was with friends when a group of men wearing masks and bandanas jumped out of cars and attacked them.

Three of the 22-year-old’s friends were also stabbed, while another was beaten.

One man has been charged so far.

Investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Man throws bricks from roof in Twickenham during stand-off with police

A usually bustling shopping street in Twickenham has been closed off by police due to an ongoing stand-off.

They’re trying to get a man who’s throwing bricks off a roof in Heath Road to come down.

He climbed onto the top of the building after officers were called to the address following reports of an assault at around 5am this morning.

The victim, who’s believed to be in his 30s, has been taken to hospital suffering a head injury.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Eddie Jones and Courtney Lawes speak ahead of today's game against Figi at Twickenham

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones wants his team to cut out errors, as they look to extend their winning run under him to 11 matches this afternoon.

They host Fiji at Twickenham.

England need to find a way to deal with Fiji's attractive, attacking style.

Fiji's Sevens team are the Olympic champions, and are known for their exciting style of play.

Last weekend, England got their first victory over South Africa in 10 years.

Jones wasn't entirely impressed with the performance:



But England lock Courtney Lawes says they're ready for tonight's game:



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Update: Croydon tram driver caught asleep at controls

Investigators are looking at footage appearing to show a tram driver asleep at the controls on the same track as the fatal Croydon crash.

The video which has emerged was filmed back in April - prior to last week's derailment, which killed seven people.

Operator First Group and Transport for London say investigations are under way.

Reporter Willem Marx says the city's mayor Sadiq Khan has issued a statement:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Anti-Heathrow campaigners rally at Richmond Green

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners will flock to Richmond Green for a peaceful rally later this morning.

They’ll be joined by the likes of impersonator Alistair McGowan and former Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith.

The rally starts at 10 o’clock.

Mr Goldsmith triggered a by-election when he resigned over the matter last month:



Candidates for Richmond Park by-election:

Conservatives - not standing
Green Party - not standing
Independent - Zac Goldsmith
Labour - Christian Wolmar
Lib Dems - Sarah Olney
Ukip - not standing

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Expert at St Mary's University, Twickenham, expresses concern over cryogenically frozen 14-year-old

An expert in bioethics and medical law at St Mary’s University in Twickenham has commented on the British girl who’s been frozen.

It’s after a terminally ill 14-year-old won the first legal battle of its kind to have her body cryogenically preserved, despite her parents being torn on the issue.

The ruling was made just before she died of a rare form of cancer.

The teenager told the High Court she hoped one day to be brought to life again, but Dr. Trevor Stammers says that’s unrealistic:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 am  

Children in Runnymede learn how to make 999 calls

Does your child know how to make a 999 call?

Runnymede’s Community Safety Team has been teaching young children how to call the emergency services.

It's after 6-year-old Lilly Mae from Derby saved her mother's life by calling 999 when she found her passed out on the floor after an epileptic fit.

Kids aged 10 and 11 can learn at Runnymede’s Junior Citizen Event, where workshops are available on a range of topics including stranger danger, first aid training, online safety and anti-social behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Police still looking for motorbike connected with shooting in Little Bookham

Police are still looking for a red and white motorcycle which they believe was involved in a shooting in Little Bookham.

The incident occurred on 6th November in Middlemead Road at around 8.30pm when a man in his 20s received a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

The victim remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The bike is believed to have been carrying two people, and Surrey police are desperate to find it.

If you have any information please contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Eddie Jones makes changes ahead of clash with Fiji

England face Fiji at Twickenham later on today and coach, Eddie Jones has made a few changes to the line-up.

Fiji-born Semesa Rokoduguni has been called-up for only his second appearance, two years after making his debut.

Full-back Alex Goode is also included in the team, replacing Mike Brown.

Kick off is at 2.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Premier league returns!

The Premier League is back today after two weeks out due to the international break.

Crystal Palace face a tough match when they host title contenders, Manchester City.

In the championship QPR and Fulham are at home, while Brentford are away. They face Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers, respectively.

AFC Wimbledon are also at home, they take on Bury in League One.

They all kick off at 3 o’clock this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Driver caught sleeping on tram track in Croydon

Footage has been released of a tram driver asleep on the same track as last week's fatal crash in Croydon.

The video - taken in April - has been passed to The Sun newspaper.

50 passengers were on board at the time.

Operator First Group and Transport for London say they've begun investigations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 am  

Fourth man arrested in Shepherds Bush murder investigation

A fourth man has been arrested in connection with a murder in Shepherds Bush.

28-year-old Ionut Lazar was killed at a residential address in Askew Road on 22nd October.

A 21-year-old was arrested on Thursday and was taken to a South London police station.

He has since been bailed until December.

Police are still carrying out investigations and urge anyone with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

"Heroic" officers praised for rescuing drowning man in Fulham

Four officers have been praised for their heroic actions after rescuing a man who was drowning in the River Thames near Fulham.

Police were called in the early hours of Tuesday to reports of a member of the public in difficulty after he fell at Plantation Wharf.

The crew of a passing vessel ship, the Polla Rose, managed to throw a life ring and rope to the man but could not pull him aboard.

Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham were first on the scene and boarded the Polla Rose.

An officer then risked her own safety and climbed down the pilot ladder to hold the 40-year-old man up to stop him from drowning.

His head kept dropping face down in the water and was only kept up by PC Bukhari’s actions of pulling him up.

The man is now recovering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 18 November 2016

30-year-old dies on flight to Heathrow

An Irish woman has died after suddenly falling ill on a flight to Heathrow.

30-year-old Majella Donoghue was rushed to hospital by an ambulance on arrival from Cape Town earlier this week.

It’s understood she died from a blood clot on one of her lungs.

She was in South Africa picking up her engagement ring with her fiancé.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Fans from Mitcham and Battersea banned from attending matches

A Chelsea fan and West ham supporter have been banned from attending matches, following violent clashes at the London stadium.

51-year-old Nicholas Greenway from Battersea has been disqualified for three years after he was charged with threatening behaviour.

27-year-old Michael Parker from Mitcham faces a 5 year ban after throwing a missile inside the ground.

Seven people were arrested as violence erupted during the League Cup tie last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 pm  

Crystal Palace boss comments on Croydon tram disaster

The boss of Crystal Palace has been talking about the importance of uniting behind the families of those killed in the Croydon tram disaster.

There will be a minute's silence held ahead of the club's Premier League game tomorrow against Manchester City at Selhurst Park.

Alan Pardew says it's shaken everyone at the club - not least because two of the seven people who died were fans:




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

Mayor confirms price freeze across TfL... with some limitations

London’s Mayor has confirmed fares across the TfL network will be frozen for four years, but with a few limitations.

Sadiq Khan has said the measure will save the average household £200 between January and 2020.

But it won’t apply to travelcards, monthly Oyster cards or daily caps.

It’s also likely to lead to further cuts to TfL’s budget, which already amount to almost £600m over the next two years.

The promise to freeze prices was a key part of Mr. Khan’s mayoral election campaign earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

World Number 1 and Oxshott resident Andy Murray sets up semi-final at ATP World Tour finals

Andy Murray's set up a semi-final with Milos Raonic at the ATP World Tour finals after a straightforward win over Stan Wawrinka.

The world number one has avoided his rival for the year-end top ranking, Novak Djokovic, in the last four.

Today it's been confirmed his brother Jamie and Brazil's Bruno Soares will finish 2016 as the top doubles pairing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm  

Croydon tram link fully reopened after last week's derailment at Sandilands, which killed seven people

Investigators say it was doing more than three times the speed limit permitted on that section of track when it overturned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Chelsea boss wins manger of the month

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been named as the Premier League manager of the month for October.

He won the award after guiding them to four successive top flight victories in the month, in which they didn't concede a goal.

Forward Eden Hazard completed a double for Chelsea, winning the player prize.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Transport for London says it's re-opening tram line in Croydon this afternoon following fatal derailment last week

Seven people died when a tram overturned near Sandilands - accident investigators say it was travelling too fast.

The driver's been questioned on suspicion of manslaughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna disscusses a victims' group withdrawing from the child sexual abuse inquiry

A group representing 600 assault victims, who lived in children’s homes run by Lambeth council, is formally withdrawing from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.

The Shirley Oaks Survivors Association claims its failures are protecting paedophiles and the government's historic cover-ups.

Some of the group's victims live in Mr. Umunna's Streatham constituency.

The investigation's been led by four different people in just over 2 years.

Mr. Umunna says the existing chair, Professor Alexis Jay, should be replaced with a top judge:





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Abandoned kittens find a new mum in Peppa Pug in Battersea



It seems the long running rivalry between cats and dogs has finally been resolved in Battersea.

3 kittens born in a London stairwell and abandoned by their mother, struck lucky after arriving at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

It’s where they met Peppa the pug who’s decided to adopted Conker, Pickle and Pumpkin.

All the animals have found a loving home with Louise Taylor who works for the shelter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Revellers will get to enjoy the Northern Lines late night tube service later

Night Tube services will begin on the Northern Line later.

The late-night route will include Clapham Common, Tooting, Colliers Wood and Morden.

It follows the launch of 24-hour services on the Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

CCTV released in Balham burglary investigation



CCTV footage of two men breaking into a doggie day-care centre in Balham has been released by police.

One suspect can be seen smashing the shop window repeatedly with a hammer to gain entry on the morning of July 12th.

The second suspect then made his way into the Fantastic Doggy Centre and stole cash from the till.

Suspect 1 is described as a black man with a black beard and moustache wearing a dark blue England football jacket with white lining, blue jeans and a grey striped beanie cap.

Suspect 2 is described as a white man in his 40s with a beard wearing a hooded black jacket.

No arrests have been made at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Part of M3 closed this weekend

Part of the M3 will be closed this weekend.

It’s so that Woodlands Bridge near Windlesham can be demolished in preparation for it to be rebuilt next year.

The bridge carries traffic over the M3 between Junction 2 for the M25 and 3 for Lightwater.

Stay tuned to Jackie across the weekend for the latest travel news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Four councils have threatened legal action against the government

Four councils have threatened to start legal action if the government doesn’t withdraw its support for Heathrow expansion within 14 days.

The group detailed their challenge in a 33-page letter to the transport secretary and MP for Epsom & Ewell, Chris Grayling.

They claim the government’s consideration of pollution was unlawful, and that a "fair and lawful consultation" had not been carried out.

Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth, and Windsor and Maidenhead Councils all sent the letter, with support from Greenpeace.

A government spokesperson has said they’re confident about the decision-making process and will strongly defend any challenge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Harsher punishments currently working as a deterrent against road racing in Croydon

The three-year ban on road racing on a Purley Way industrial estate in Croydon is so far proving successful.

The injunction has given police greater powers to stop high-speed events in Imperial Way, Pegasus Road and Lysander Road.

It was introduced following the death of a motorcyclist in July and injuries to others as a result of doing stunts like wheelies and doughnut turns.

Residents also complained that the events encouraged anti-social behaviour and disturbed their home life.

Those who take part in the so-called Croydon Cruise or similar events currently face an unlimited fine, imprisonment, or both.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 am  

Hounslow Council launches new website

Hounslow Council’s unveiling its new-look website which will allow residents to interact with them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Its launch is due early next year and allows visitors to view information on any mobile or portable tablet.

One new addition will be the ‘my account’ feature that gives residents a personalised view of the council services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Billions spent on temporary accommodation for homeless in London

Councils in Britain have spent more than £3.5bn on temporary accommodation for homeless families in the last five years.

Almost two thirds has been spent in London alone, where the rise in costs for such housing has also gone up by 85% over the same period.

The government’s defended the expenses, saying temporary housing ensures people have a roof over their head.

But homeless charity Crisis says the number of people in need of such accommodation is rising at an "alarming rate".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

BA sort-haul tops Heathrow's Fly Quiet league table

A new report is naming a BA short-haul fleet as the quietest flying in to Heathrow.

The Heathrow Fly Quiet league table’s aim is to incentivise airlines to fly quieter and cleaner planes.

The A350, which made its debut last year, has a noise footprint about 50% smaller than its predecessor models.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Plans for a new children's home in Twickenham are in the pipeline

A new children’s home could open in Twickenham, making it the first one in the borough for 10 years.

If it gets the go ahead, it will aim to provide short-term care for up to five young people between 14 and 17 years old.

The council says placing children in a local care home will allow them to live close to friends and school.

Currently, 11 children from Richmond live in care homes, all outside of the area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 am  

Southern accused of bullying RMT members through new proposed agreement

Southern workers have been asked to sign a pledge not to strike in exchange for getting backdated holiday pay early.

The company has said staff who continue to walk out will only be paid when industrial action comes to an end.

The RMT union described it as "another outrageous and bullying attack on staff fighting for public safety".

General Secretary Mr Cash said it was "despicable" that Southern "felt it necessary to try and hoodwink staff" into an agreement with the "sole purpose to stop lawful industrial action".

But Southern replied with a statement that read "Passengers have had to endure 17 days of strikes so far with 11 more to come, causing misery and hardship to people's work and family lives. We feel we cannot make these payments to conductors who are planning to take industrial action. They will be paid once the industrial action is over."

The next 48-hour walkout takes place next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 am  

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Drunken passenger pushed ticket inspector onto train tracks at Hanwell Station.

A drunken passenger has been jailed for 3 and a half years.

41 year old Andrew Kapta shoved a ticket inspector on to train tracks at Hanwell Station just moments before a train was due to arrive.

Kapta was laughing as he watched his victim Andrew Foran struggle to climb back on to the platform.

Mr Foran has been left ‘traumatised’ and afraid to go back to work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

England gearing up for Saturday's clash at #Twickenham

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones will delay naming his team for Saturday's game with Fiji until tomorrow because of injury concerns.

The main worries are over forwards Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes, as well as centre Elliot Daly.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest across tomorrow and Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Unexploded device in #Chessington



Police were at Bailey Crescent earlier where they found the suspected war device.

Listeners reported being evacuated from their homes after builders, who were digging at the site just after 2pm, reported the incident.

The road closures have been lifted and the area made safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

New York is cementing its place as Heathrow’s most visited destination, with up to 110 flights leaving the airport every week

But, tourism bosses across the pond are trying to encourage tourists to branch out and visit the state as a whole.

Executive Director of Tourism for New York State, Gavin Laundry, explains what’s on offer outside of the Big Apple.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

An arrest warrant against former Eggheads star CJ De Mooi has been dropped

Dutch authorities had wanted to speak to him after he wrote in his autobiography that he once punched a man in the face and threw him in a canal in Amsterdam.

The 46 year-old, who was held held by police at Heathrow earlier this year, says he may sue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

A court’s heard how a tipper truck driver drove along a street in Croydon, dumping a load of rubbish in his wake

CCTV caught the incident in Campden Road.

40 year old George Smith denies taking cash for house clearances before illegally dumping the waste.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Milkman reunites lost dog with her owner in #Putney



A milkman has gone beyond the call of duty, by saving a pint-sized pooch he found soaking wet and shivering during a torrential storm in Southfields.

Milk&more's, Ian Beardwell spotted the tiny frightened dog outside a house during his round in the early hours and, following failed attempts to contact her owner, the milkman of 25 years wrapped her in a towel, placed her beside him in the front seat of his electric float and continued his deliveries.

Stella, the Jack Russell and Chihuahua cross, had been scared by loud thunder and heavy rain and had escaped through a cat flap in her home in Putney.

When Ian finally managed to get through to her worried owner Alexandra, he found out that Stella had traveled two miles across the 60mph A3 trunk road to Alexandra’s boyfriend’s home in Southfields.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

BA flight forced to return to Heathrow after technical fault

A British Airways flight was forced to return to Heathrow Airport after smoke reportedly filled the plane.

The flight to Basel turned back after less than an hour in the air following a technical fault yesterday.

London Fire Brigade was sent to the airport at around 8.40 am - but the incident was stood down 10 minutes later.

Heathrow have confirmed all passengers and crew are safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Wandsworth Woman charged with terrorism offences appears in court



A woman from Wandsworth has appeared in court today charged with terrorism offences.

26 year-old Jade Campbell, is accused of making a bomb hoax and possessing a counterfeit passport.

She was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey in March with a provisional trial date set for May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Alarming lack of awareness surrounding the symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer revealed

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates of any cancers, but research published today reveals 1 in 3 people in the UK are unlikely to visit a doctor if they experience one of its symptoms.

The study by Pancreatic Cancer Action says this is because 36% of people are unaware of what they are.

Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cancer killer in the UK with an average life expectancy from diagnosis of only four to six months.

Cancer survival in the UK has more than doubled since the 1970s, but this is not the case for pancreatic cancer.

It remains at a standstill, with less than 1% of people living for ten years post diagnosis.

Pancreatic Cancer Action says a third of people have no idea of the function of their pancreas and their research shows the public are hesitant to seek medical advice if they experience symptoms such as: unexplained weight loss, jaundice, upper abdominal pain, lower back pain, fatigue, indigestion, low mood or depression, new onset diabetes, mid-back pain and pain on eating.

Today, on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Pancreatic Cancer Action is launching a new campaign ‘Pancreatic Cancer Aware’ to pledge for greater awareness to ensure patients can be diagnosed in time for potentially life-saving treatments.

Ali Stunt is World Pancreatic Cancer Day Chair, and Founder and CEO of Pancreatic Cancer Action, and Ceridwen Maddock Jones is a survivor from Sutton.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Fire has broken out at a shoe repair store in Teddington

Officers were called to Bert’s in Broad Street just after 1am.

Five people were evacuated from adjacent flats as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is accidental, and is believed to have started in a machine used to fix shoe soles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Have you got what it takes to be a snow friend in #Kingston ?

Kingston Council is looking for an army of people to help out with gritting residential streets as the cold weather sets in.

Last year 50 volunteers took part in the scheme.

The first training session takes place on Wednesday at 6pm at the Guildhall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

The cost of attending a football match may be falling nationally, but fans in South West London don’t appear to be benefiting

The BBC's Price of Football 2016 study has revealed the cost of attending a Premier League match has decreased.

It’s in light of a record £8bn global TV rights deal.

But we’ve been looking at the cost of attending matches in London and found some clubs are still pricing tickets way above the national average.

At Fulham FC, the cheapest match day ticket price of £25, is still 13% above average.

And the most expensive Chelsea match day ticket is a staggering 62% above the league average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Today marks a year since the death of a schoolgirl in New Malden



14 year old Lavna Chuttoo was killed after falling in front of a lorry in Coombe Road at the junction with Lime Grove, as she made her way to school with friends on the morning on November the 17th.

Teachers, who were some of the first on scene, were unable to revive her.

Although the driver was found not to be at fault, residents want an investigation into the amount of HGVs that use the small road.

They claim the Groves are too small for large vehicles, and have asked Kingston Council to look into their concerns.

The Groves already have a recommended height and speed limit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

A passenger is seriously injured after he was hit by a train in Tooting Broadway

A man remains in hospital are being hit by a train at Tooting Broadway tube station.

He’s sustained serious injuries following the incident.

Officers from British Transport Police were called to the station at around 7pm yesterday.

Services were suspended on the Northern Line between Morden and Kennington while emergency services attended the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Hounslow Council fine David Lloyd after a child nearly drowned

David Lloyd has been fined over £350,000 by Hounslow council after a child nearly drowned in a swimming pool.

It’s after the club in Southall pleaded guilty to the incident that nearly killed 5 year-old, Blakeney Dear, in 2013.

He survived after being found at the bottom of pool.

The council’s health and safety investigation found a series of failures that led to the incident taking place.

A report claims staff failed to put armbands on the child who was unable to swim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Drone was just METRES from hitting passenger plane heading to Heathrow

It's been revealed a passenger plane had a "very near miss" with a drone as it flew over central London.

The A320 was on its way into Heathrow in July when the device was spotted from the flight deck.

An official report found the jet "narrowly avoided" colliding with the drone.

The person flying it hasn't been traced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Campaigners for a playground in Tolworth bid for cash from the Aviva Community Fund.

There’s just 24 hours for people to vote to improve a playground off King Charles Road in Tolworth.

Campaigners are bidding for twenty five thousand pounds to repair the playground surfaces at Alexandra Park, off King Charles Road.

The parents and residents have so far scored more than two thousand votes for their application to the Aviva Community Fund.

Chief campaigner Ross Logan says they wanted to do more than just repairs:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

UPDATE: Some of the findings of the interim report into the tram crash in Croydon - that killed 7

Two investigations will continue into what caused the tragic accident in Croydon last week – when a tram derailed.

Investigators believe that ‘around 60’ people were on board at the time of the crash, with 7 losing their lives and 8 being seriously injured.

The interim report released yesterday reveals that the ‘black box’ was working at the time, but on-board CCTV was not.

The final conclusion will take several months to investigate, but will include recommendations to reduce a similar event happening again.

A Just Giving page to help the families has raised £16,000 so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Harry Potter shop is to open in Terminal 5 at Heathrow



A Harry Potter shop is opening at Heathrow Airport, after the success of the Platform 9 ¾ store at King’s Cross.

Bosses believe tourists will be just as keen to buy Gryffindor scarves as they are Union Jack t-shirts and model black cabs.

As well as merchandise from the films, goods from the play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will also be available.

The iconic British Brand will also sell travel products for children, including colouring books and card games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Care home in Raynes Park launches 'date night' for the elderly

A care home in Raynes Park is showing how romance can be kept going when elderly couples move into residential care.

Link House on Blenheim Road has launched ‘date nights’, which gives residents the chance to keep their love alive by having a special meal.

The first to try it was Ernest and Joyce Callard who’ve been married for 64 years – after explaining how they missed meals together, the manager stepped in.

If the scheme proves a success, they will replicate it throughout the company’s eight care homes across greater London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

UPDATE: PM talks about inquiry into the tram crash in Croydon

A tram which crashed in Croydon last week killing seven people was doing 44 miles per hour around a sharp bend - more than three times the speed limit.

Investigators say it travelled for 25 metres on its side after overturning.

But there was nothing wrong with its brakes or the track.

Theresa May's told MPs the inquiry won't be rushed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A lawyer of one of the victims in the Croydon tram crash last week says drivers must be warned

A tram was travelling three-and-a-half times the speed limit when it derailed last week in Croydon - killing seven people.

An interim report's found it was going at nearly 44 miles per hour round a bend when it crashed.

At least 50 other people were left injured.

Trevor Sterling is a lawyer for one of the victims - he says there needs to be more warning to drivers about the bend where it happened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Tooting station closed after passenger incident.

Tooting station has been closed and police are at the scene.

There’s been a passenger incident.

The ambulance and fire engines are there and are trying to get the passenger out safely.

The road has been closed in both directions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

David Lloyd's leisure club in Heston fined 350,000 pounds.

Leisure club David Lloyd has been fined after pleading guilty to an incident in Heston where a 5-year-old almost drowned.

The near tragedy happened in 2013 when Blakeney Dear was found underwater by another child during a kids holiday session.

Blakeney had told staff that he couldn’t swim but it’s thought he was underwater for 5 minutes.

He was given CPR by the club’s lifeguard and paramedics before being taken to hospital, but survived unharmed.

It’s the biggest ever fine that has been given in an investigation brought by Hounslow Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Gang member had hold over pair who stored weapons at home in Wimbledon.

A gang member has been jailed for nearly 20 years at Kingston Crown Court.

22 year old Kyle Blackford stashed guns at the homes of two vulnerable individuals in Wimbledon.

29 year old Jackie Curtis and 32 year old Stuart Davidson had a gun stored in their home which was wrapped inside socks.

They also had equipment for drug use and a stolen bike worth five thousand pounds.

The court heard that the gang member had a strong hold over the man and the woman who were also jailed – both for five and a half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Campaign Group Welcomes Sadiq Khan's Commitment to Heathrow Legal Action

A campaign group has applauded the Mayor of London’s commitment to Heathrow legal action.

Stop Heathrow Expansion, a resident-led group opposed to the third runway, strongly welcomed Sadiq Khan’s decision today.

He committed to join the fight alongside four local authorities and environmental group, Greenpeace, against the Heathrow expansion.

Robert Barnstone from the group said they’re delighted the Mayor is joining the fight in the courts.

He added many residents feel like Sadiq is standing up for their community while the Government seems more intent on standing up for business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Woman Rams Down Doors of Hammersmith & Fulham Council with her Mobility Scooter

A woman smashed through the doors of Hammersmith & Fulham council, sprayed oil everywhere before making off on her mobility scooter.

Hammersmith Magistrates Court heard how Nurjie Sela staged her own ram-raid after staff refused to answer her phone calls.

The 59-year-old entered the building by repeatedly reversing into the locked doors.

She then squirted oil all over the floors, walls, computers and desks, causing £3000 worth of damage and left before police arrived.

She’s been released on bail and will appear in court on January 11th next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Croydon Tram Travelling 43.5 mph in 12.5 zone

An interim report's revealed the tram which overturned in Croydon killing seven people was travelling three-and-a-half times faster than the maximum speed allowed.

The report was published today but the head of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch said the full findings could take 'many months.'

Simon French is from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Chair of Croydon Assembly: Trump's Presidential Win is Indication the Political System Doesn't Work

Trump’s election is a stark indication that the political system is broken, not only in the US but in the UK too.

That’s according to Ted Knight, the chair of the Croydon Assembly.

He’s speaking ahead of their meeting on the 26th of November, where they intend to draw up the People’s Plan for Croydon.

Ted said many people feel powerless about decisions regarding jobs, housing, education and childcare.

He added there’s a growing demand for change, after recent political events show people’s frustrations with the current political set-up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Victorian Bayonet & WW1 Medals Stolen During House Robbery in Epsom

A Victorian bayonet and World War I medals were amongst a huge haul stolen following a robbery in Epsom last Wednesday.

Two men pushed their way into the victim’s home at around 6pm, before threatening him with weapons that were found in the property.

The victim suffered minor injuries following a struggle with the two robbers, one of whom may also be injured.

The suspects are described as white, aged about 35-37, around 5ft 7 and of a skinny build.

The pair made off with thousands of pounds worth of items:
• A Victorian bayonet with no handle;
• A World War II bayonet with a wooden handle;
• A World War I American bayonet with a wooden handle;
• A BSA air rifle;
• An SMK air rifle with a telescope on top;
• A large amount of cash in notes;
• 2 gold chains;
• 2 gold sovereigns;
• 1 Arabic sovereign;
• 2 gold rings, one with letters ‘BL’ and the other with raised bobbles;
• 2 half sovereign coins
• A Belgium 7 mm antic pistol
• An officer’s revolver with a broken spring,
• A small green safe which was inside the larger safe, containing coins and World War 1 medals.

It is believed the suspects made off in a silver hatchback vehicle which was waiting outside, driven by a third man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Richmond Named Third Most Vibrant Area to Live in England

Richmond has been named third most vibrant area to live and work in England.

The research took social equality, health and happiness into consideration when judging.

The leafy borough came in behind only Cambridge in first place and Oxford in second.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

A tram which crashed in Croydon, killing seven people was travelling at three-and-a-half times the speed limit for the section of track where it derailed, according to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch



Seven people died in the incident, which happened a week ago today.

The report has found, the tram, which had only one member of staff on it (the driver), was travelling at 43.5 mph in a 12 mph zone.



In summary, the report listed these main points.

1) At about 06:07 hrs on Wednesday 9 November 2016, a tram running between
New Addington and Wimbledon derailed and overturned on a curve as it
approached Sandilands Junction, in Croydon. The tram travelled for a
short distance on its side before stopping in the vicinity of the junction.

2) Seven people suffered fatal injuries in the accident. A further 51 people were
taken to hospital, with eight of them suffering injuries described by the London
Ambulance Service as “serious or life-threatening”.

3) The Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) initial review of the on-tram data
recorder (OTDR) shows that the tram was travelling at a speed of approximately
70 km/h (43.5 mph) as it entered the curve, which had a maximum permitted
speed of 20 km/h (12.5 mph).

The RAIB is responsible for conducting independent investigations into railway and tramway accidents in the UK.

The purpose of its investigations is to improve safety by establishing the causes of accidents and making recommendations to reduce the likelihood of similar occurrences in the future or to mitigate their consequences.

Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents, Simon French, said:

"On behalf of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, I would like to send my condolences to those who have been injured and the families of those who died in this tragic accident. They will want to know the cause of the accident, and we will be in contact with them to keep them updated throughout our investigation, which will take some months to complete.

Our interim report sets out what we found during our site examination and in the days that followed. The tram was travelling at 70km/h (43.5 mph) on a curve with a speed limit of 20km/h (12.5 mph). We have found no evidence of track defects or obstructions and our initial investigation does not indicate any malfunction of the tram's braking system.

We have issued urgent safety advice to reduce the risk of trams approaching Sandilands Junction at excessive speed.

Our ongoing detailed investigation will now look at the wider context of the accident, including the sequence of events, the way the tram was driven, the infrastructure and how people received their injuries. We will also be looking into previous occurrences of over-speeding in this area and underlying management issues.

Our final report will include recommendations to reduce the likelihood and consequences of similar events occurring in the future."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

First findings into last week's fatal tram crash in Croydon to be published at 2.30

More details are expected to be revealed in to the tram crash, which killed 7 people.

One week on, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch is due to publish its interim safety report in the next hour.

Simon French, the head has warned that the full findings could take ‘many months.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

All night tube to be rolled out on Northern Line on Friday

The Northern line is going 24-hour from this weekend.

The route, which encompasses stations including Tooting, Colliers Wood and Morden,is the fourth route to sign up to a 24 hour service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

The first findings into the #Croydon Tram crash will be published this afternoon, one week after the fatal accident

The Rail Accident Investigation Board is due to publish its interim safety report at 2.30.

Seven people died when a tram came off the rails and overturned at Sandilands just after 6am last Wednesday.

This man survived.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Anti - Heathrow expansion campaigners will flock to Richmond Green for a peaceful protest on Saturday morning

They’ll be joined by the likes of impersonator Alistair McGowan and former Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith.

Mr Goldsmith triggered a by election when he resigned over the matter last month.

He’s especially urging the people of New Malden to get involved, as the two new proposed flight paths would be positioned over the town.



Candidates standing in the Richmond Park by election:

Ukip - not standing

Conservatives - not standing

Labour - Christian Wolmar

Lib Dems - Sarah Olney

Green Party - not standing
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

Stories about migration and immigration are being showcased at the Battersea Arts Centre by the people who have lived them

London Stories: Made by Migrants aims to put a face to those who’ve found comfort in the capital after facing hardship elsewhere.

It’s had support from organisations like the South London Refugee Association.

Head of Producing, Richard Dufty, explains the inspiration behind the theme.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Sadiq Khan backs legal action against third runway at Heathrow

Sadiq Khan has directed Transport for London to support councils mounting a legal bid against Heathrow expansion.

The mayor of London, who is also chair of TFL said he opposed the government's decision for a third runway.

He told London Assembly members he "would not stand by" and see residents "suffer increased air and noise pollution" from a third runway.

The airport has said technology would help mitigate any rise in pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Prince Harry has met with HIV sufferers in Fulham.



He greeted members of the Joyful Noise choir at the Hurlingham Club.

The group is a collection of people of different faiths, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender, all living with HIV.

It was organised by Naz Project London, which is based in Hammersmith.

You can find out more about the work it does by clicking here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Snakes Alive! Have you lost your pet snake in Tooting?





A panicked Tooting resident called the police after discovering a slippery serpent in their kitchen.

On arrival police officers discovered the frighten family had barricaded the kitchen door with pillows.

After an intense search the officers discovered a non-venomous Corn Snake nicknamed Boris hiding under a kitchen unit.

Boris is currently at the RSPCA in Putney, so if you live in Tooting and have lost your pet snake give them a call on 0300 123 0716.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

CCTV appeal after two men use boy to steal from charity shop in Wimbledon



CCTV footage of two men who used a young boy as part of a distraction to rob a charity shop in Wimbledon has been released.
The boy involved is believed to be about 5 years-old.

A mobile phone and ladies clothing were stolen from a Cancer Research shop on the High Street on Tuesday the 11 October police

CCTV footage from within the shop caught two men trying on clothes. As one of the men distracted the sales assistant, the other man walked over to the till with a small boy and got him to pick up the phone, lift up his top, and conceal the mobile in the front of his trousers.

The two men and boy then left the store with ladies' clothing - which they did not make any attempt to pay for - and the charity shop worker’s mobile phone.

The first suspect is described as a large white man in his early 30s with a brown beard, wearing a grey long sleeve top with a green logo on his left breast, grey cap, black shoulder bag, black shorts and black and white trainers.

The second is described as a large white man in his late 20s wearing a dark blue t-shirt, dark blue peaked cap, dark red trousers, white socks and dark shoes.

The boy involved is described as white with short brown hair, about five years old wearing a dark coloured top with a green and white image on the front, dark red trousers and black and white trainers.

PC Sue Clarke, from Merton Borough, said: "We are keen to identify the two men in the CCTV footage who appear to use the child in their care to steal from those working in a cancer research shop. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

UPDATE: TfL have offered to pay for the funerals of those killed in last weeks tram crash in Croydon

Transport for London has offered to pay for the funerals of the seven people killed in the Croydon tram crash last week.

TfL have pledged to do ‘everything we can to support the families and those affected.’

An interim report into the crash, caused by the derailment of a tram during the morning rush hour last Wednesday will be published later today.

It’s already been revealed that the vehicle was travelling at a ‘significantly higher speed’ than the 12mph limit for that section.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police release an image of a man who might be vital to assault investigation in Woking


Police are appealing for information following an assault in Woking town centre a few months ago.

They’ve released CCTV of a man they want to speak to, who they believe can assist with the investigation.

The incident took place at Mc Donalds on Chertsey Road between 1.15 and 1.30 in the morning on Sunday 31st July.

Officers urge any other witnesses to come forward and contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Safety report into tram crash investigation in Croydon will be released later

More details are expected to be revealed later into the Croydon tram crash, which killed 7 people.

One week on, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch is due to publish its interim safety report later.

Simon French, the head has warned that the full findings could take ‘many months.’

He explained what we can expect this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Transport for London offer to pay for funeral of 7 victims in Croydon tram crash

Transport for London have offered to pay the funeral costs of the victims who lost their lives in the Croydon tram crash.

The tram derailed last Wednesday morning in rush hour, killing 6 men, 1 woman and injuring more than 50 passengers.

It was revealed yesterday that the victims will be honoured with a lasting memorial at two sites across the borough, but it has not yet been decided as to what.

An interim report will be published this afternoon, with a full report not expected for several months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Police are concerned for missing 79-year old from Streatham


Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of an elderly man with dementia who’s missing from Streatham.

79-year old Delbert McTaggart was last seen at about 1.30pm on Monday in Norwood Road and frequently visits Croydon.

He’s described as black, 5ft 11 tall and of slim build with a bald head and grey beard.

Delbert was wearing a brown corded jacket, a chequered farmer hat and beige chino trousers when he disappeared.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

Croydon tram derailment victims to be honoured with memorial

The seven people killed in the Croydon tram derailment are to be honoured with a lasting memorial at two sites across the borough.

One tribute will be near to the incident in Sandilands and the second will be in New Addington, where many of the victims were from.

Several proposals have been made to the council about what it should be, but a decision won’t be made until the families have shared their views.

The flag outside the town hall is to remain at half-mast until after the victims’ funerals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Croydon man jailed for online child sexual grooming

A man from Croydon has been jailed for two years after trying to meet a child following sexual online grooming.

Adrian Stroe was arrested after arranging to meet up with what he believed to be a 13 year old girl to have sex.

He sent numerous explicit messages where he discussed what would happen when he met the young girl.

Stroe pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court to attempting to meet a child for sexual grooming and causing a child to view sexual activity.

He received two years for the sexual grooming offence and a 12 month concurrent sentence for the second offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

Police are continuing to investigate why a man was found unconscious with a serious head injury in Sutton

He was found in the pedestrianised area outside Ryman, the stationery shop, in the High Street in the early hours of yesterday.

Ambulance crews took the injured man to hospital where he’s described as being in a stable condition.

The man, aged between 25-30, remains unidentified. Police believe he may have been assaulted but are continuing to keep an open mind.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for two years after he attempted to meet a 13 year old for sex



28 year old Adrian Stroe was arrested near East Croydon train station in September after he arranged to meet up with the child.

The planned meeting followed a number of exchanges where Stroe sent numerous explicit messages to the child.

He was apprehended by members of the public until an officer arrived to arrest him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

The world’s largest chess championship will continue to run despite fears it would have to stop

It’s after the organiser and chess champion, Mike Basman from Chessington was made bankrupt by a £300,000 VAT bill.

The ten year dispute with HMRC almost led the competition to be cancelled but has continued to run with a new organiser.

But Mr Basman argues that chess should be exempt from the tax like some other sports are.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

#Kingston visually impaired are "being ignored."

Some of the borough's blind and visually-impaired say they are being overlooked by Kingston Council.

They say they feel the current plans of introducing new cycle lanes and shared pedestrian spaces, under the Go Cycle scheme, will reduce their access.

The closing date for consultations is this Thursday, but some claim the enlarged maps and other adapted material haven’t been provided yet.

Philip Inge explains just some of the problem he feels he faces.



Click here to have your say.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Teddington station is officially the most cycling-friendly station in Richmond Borough



The news follows the opening of a new cycle hub earlier today, which has space for 128 bikes.

It’s accessible 24 hours a day, equipped with free to use cycle repair tools, CCTV for security and a real-time information display screen.

The Teddington cycle hub is part of a £3.8 million investment to deliver 1,400 extra cycling spaces at 36 stations across the South West Trains network by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

A leaked memo suggests the government has no concrete plan to leave the EU

The document says Whitehall is working on 500 Brexit-related projects and could need 30,000 extra staff to cope.

It also claims Cabinet splits are delaying attempts to agree a negotiating strategy.

But Transport Secretary and Epsom MP, Chris Grayling, says this simply isn't true.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Police have carried out a drugs raid at a house in Croydon

Officers forced entry into the terraced property in Oakmead Road just after 9 this morning and a search with dogs was carried out.

Police found suspected cannabis plants growing in the loft and a quantity of suspected herbal cannabis and drugs paraphernalia were seized.

A 26 year old man was arrested and is being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Train passengers say it’s “incredulous” that SW Trains would schedule engineering works for Remembrance Sunday

People trying to get to Wimbledon to make their connections for central London services on Sunday had to use alternative transport.

But one listener told Jackie News a bus replacement service from New Malden to Wimbledon took over an hour.

A Network Rail spokesman said;

“we do a huge amount to support Armistice Day, but our primary duty is to run an efficient and safe railway, and that’s why we need to carry out essential works.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

It seems the secret identity of the mysterious White Rabbit of Barnes has been revealed.

A few weeks ago, Jackie featured the story of the man who stands by Barnes Bridge, waving to commuters while dressed as a rabbit.

We can now reveal that he is Spike Mclarrity, a performance artist.

His aim, he says, is to make people smile on their way to work, and he felt compelled to do this by listening to his favourite radio station.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Croydon woman jailed for benefit fraud


A woman from Norbury who fraudulently claimed nearly £192,000 in benefits has been jailed for seven years after a Croydon Council-led prosecution.

52 year old Angel Jackson was found guilty earlier this month of 30 charges of dishonestly obtaining benefits, one charge of council tax evasion and one charge of unlawful eviction.

The deception was over a 15 year period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Register to vote for the Richmond Park by-election

Kingston Council is reminding people to register to vote in the upcoming Richmond Park by-election.

Applications must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by midnight.

The election for a new Richmond Park MP takes place on Thursday the 1st of December.

The Richmond Park by-election covers the Canbury, Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale and Tudor Wards.

Only electors who live in these wards and have British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship will be eligible to vote.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Police release CCTV image in connection with bank card fraud in Cheam



Police have issued a CCTV still of a man they wish to speak to in connection with bank fraud offences.

On the morning of Monday the 25th of July, a postman was approached by a man in Tabor Gardens in Cheam.

The man showed a driving licence and was given post containing two bank cards, which were then used at ATMs and over the counter at banks in Bracknell, Ascot and Milton Keynes to obtain £12,400 in cash.

Anyone who can identify the man shown on CCTV is asked to call officers in Sutton via 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Croydon residents to be given more responsibility on 'issues that matter most'


Communities are to be given more responsibility over the issues that matter most to them under a new scheme in Croydon.

Three Pilots across the borough will be launched to identify key issues in neighbourhoods and put forward suggestions of how to help.

Feedback will then be used to specifically shape a number of projects.

A similar scheme has already seen increased signage for ‘hidden gems’ in Thornton Heath and regular cleaning of the Croydon Clock Tower.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am  

Fund for #Croydon tram crash reaches nearly £15,000

Nearly £15,000 ha so far been raised to help the victims, families and communities affected by the Croydon tram derailment.

Over 500 people have donated to the page set up by the council, after last week’s tragic incident in which 7 Croydon residents lost their lives and more than 50 people were injured.

Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council, says he hopes the money raised will let all of those affected know they remain in our thoughts and prayers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

Monday, 14 November 2016

Kingston Police go Viral with #MannequinChallenge



Kingston Police have caused a social media storm with their attempt at the latest online craze – the mannequin challenge.

To raise awareness for the Met’s Christmas charity project, officers did their best frozen poses for the camera.

The clip shows officers in a police van, one inspecting a bike and two seemingly plain-clothes officers arresting a man drinking tea.

The video also features PC Dan Graham – who has already broken the internet this year when a clip of him dancing went viral in May.

For more information on the Met's Christmas appeal and to donate visit the Christmas Tree Appeal page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Bosses were Warned of 'speeding trams' a Week before Croydon Tram Crash

It’s emerged Transport bosses were warned a tram had "tipped on one side" a week before the fatal tram derailment Croydon.

Shantall Singh complained to Tramlink saying she thought she would die when a driver "sped" around the bend near Sandilands on 31st October.
On 2 November, the company replied saying it would "fully investigate".

Tram operators Firstgroup said it was "not appropriate to comment" as investigations continue into the crash.

One woman and six men were killed, and more than 50 people were injured, when the tram derailed in last Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Third Person Arrested in Connection with Croydon Halloween Murder

A third person's been arrested in connection with the murder of a man who was killed in Croydon on Halloween.

22-year-old Scotty Kouebitra was stabbed along with three friends in a park near Gloucester Road.

The 25-year-old is being questioned.

A 16-year-old boy's already been charged with murder while a 21-year-old has been bailed until January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Croydon Tram Crash Investigation 'May Take 'Many Months'

It could be several months before we find out what caused a tram to crash in Croydon - killing seven people.

An interim report outlining the information known so far is due to be released on Wednesday – exactly a week after it happened.

But the head of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch Simon French has told MPs more detailed findings need time:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Merlin Entertainments Group to Make up to 70 Redundancies

As many as 70 Alton Towers staff face redundancy after the company was hit with a £5 million fine for the horrific rollercoaster crash.

Merlin Entertainments Group, who also own Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures, said the job cuts will happen before next year's season.

Teenagers Vicky Balch and Leah Washington each lost a leg on the in June last year.

The company was fined after the court heard an engineer "felt pressure" to get the ride back into service after it developed a fault shortly before the devastating crash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

Today’s report about possible hospital closures should not be dismissed according to one Lib Dem MP

A report from The King’s Fund, claims a number of hospitals including St George’s in Tooting and St Helier.

Despite a similar threat five years ago, Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, is taking the news very seriously.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

A 32-year-old man from Cheam who raped and exploited a vulnerable 16-year-old girl has been convicted.



32 year old Jason Vasan was found guilty of rape, causing child pornography, taking indecent images of a child and possession of extreme pornography, having already pleaded guilty to supplying cannabis.

In July 2015, SOECA officers were made aware of information suggesting that Vasan was exploiting girls under the age of 18, encouraging them to perform on adult web-cam sites, with promises of making them money.

After further enquiries, officers arrested Vasan at his home, where they seized various laptops, phones and documents.

Officers then got in touch with a number of young women and girls they believed Vasan was targeting and potentially exploiting.

They spoke to a 16-year-old girl who told them how she met Vasan whilst living in a hostel and how he persuaded her to start working on an adult web-cam site.

Specially trained officers spoke at length with the victim and discovered how Vasan established financial control over her, supplied her with drugs and then exploited her to take various sexually explicit images and videos, posting some of these to the website.

She also disclosed to officers how Vasan raped her at her home address.

Detectives trawled through Vasan's computers and phones and found messages between Vasan and the victim that supported her account. They also found thousands of sexually explicit videos and images, including many of the victim.

Financial enquiries by detectives showed that Vasan was receiving payments from the website and then taking a cut for himself, before paying various women, including the victim, money for their appearances on the website.

After further enquiries, Vasan was charged in October 2015 and following a two-week trial at Croydon Crown Court was found guilty of the offences above and remanded in custody to be sentenced at the end of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Police are appealing for information about the circumstances in which a man came to sustain serious head injuries in Staines

The man, aged in his 20s, was found in Commercial Road at around 6pm on Saturday and taken to hospital.

He has since been discharged.

Officers are appealing for help to find out what happened to the man and want to hear from anyone who may have information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

#Uber says it will refund anyone overcharged for a journey following the #Croydon tram crash

It comes after one person complained they were charged the so called “surge price.”

Surge pricing kicks in automatically when demand for cars is greater than the amount available in any one area.

It’s not controlled by Uber, so pricing can change if demand increases, and the person in question has been refunded.

Demand was unusually high in Croydon last Wednesday following the fatal tram derailment at Sandilands where seven people died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard will leave New York City at the end of the year

The 38-year-old scored 15 times in 31 appearances for the club.

He joined the American outfit in 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Kingston Hospital is not in danger of losing key services

That’s according to MP James Berry.

A report from The King’s Fund, claims a number of hospitals including St George’s in Tooting, Epsom and Kingston will be downgraded.

But Mr Berry explains why Kingston is, in his eyes, safe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Mikel John Obi Is Being Punished By Chelsea

Chelsea have been accused of punishing midfielder Mikel John Obi for representing Nigeria at the Olympics.

This is according to the Nigerian team’s coach Gernot Rohr.

Mikel lead his country to a bronze medal in Brazil this summer but is yet to play for the blues this season.

He will play in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Nazi Memorabilia Found For Sale At Chiswick Car Boot Sale

Nazi memorabilia was found for sale at a car boot sale at Chiswick School.

Among the items were a plaque with the Nazi emblem and an SS proficiency medal.

The charity in charge of the car boot sale have promised to crack down on sellers.

The sale is held on the first Sunday of each month to raise money for the PTA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

A man’s been found seriously injured in Sutton Town centre

The man was discovered just after midnight on a bench opposite Ryman in the High Street.

Police say his injuries are described as life threatening and are investigating.

The central pedestrianised area from Clarks shoe shop to the Card Factory has been cordoned off but people can continue to access the shops either side of the cordon in the High Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Croydon Tram crash fiancee pays tribute



The fiancée of Mark Smith, Indre Novikovaite has paid tribute to him, saying; "Mark was my lover, my best friend, my everything. He was, and still is, an amazing dad to our little boy.

We would give up everything to hold and kiss him again.

We love you to the moon and back, you are the best thing that happened in our lives.

You are always going to be in our hearts forever and ever."

The 35 year old glazier from Croydon, was on his way to work when the tram derailed on Wednesday.



The husband of 35 year old Dorota Rynkiewicz has also paid tribute to her.

He said: "Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Love you forever, Andrzej and girls."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Chuka Umunna discusses Trump and Farage

Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna has commented on relations between Trump and the UK.

He has suggested Nigel Farage could be helpful in building relations between the government and the president-elect.

It’s after the UKIP South East MEP became the first foreign politician to meet Trump since his victory.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

It seems the threat of hospital closures in South West London is back

A report by The King’s Fund, claims NHS England is considering “contractions” of services and closures across the country.

In South West London, it claims one of St George’s, Tooting, Kingston, Croydon, Epsom and St Helier could be lost.

Five years ago, a London wide review called for a scaling back of maternity and A&E at one of the sites.

Lib Dem MP for Kingston at the time, Ed Davey, said that under the Coalition Government, that threat was no more.

But, just two weeks ago, former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg visited Kingston Hospital.

While there, he warned of a winter health crisis.



Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of The Patients Association, said: “Unless the criticisms and concerns raised in the King's Fund report are addressed urgently, NHS England’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans are bound to fail. Not only have the plans have been developed with no public or patient consultation, but they have also had only minimal input from front line medical, health and social care professionals.

The lack of transparency underlines the widely held view that NHSE's priority is balancing the finances and clearly not patient safety, treatment and care. The evidence is mounting that we are facing a crisis in health and social care. Unless these services are funded adequately, no amount of restructuring and tinkering at the edges is going to result in a NHS and social care service that is fit for purpose.

The Patients Association strongly recommends that NHS England changes direction now to ensure patients and the public, health and social care staff and other relevant parties are involved in the STPs before they are taken any further. We strongly agree with the recommendation that STPs need to be "stress-tested” to ensure the assumptions behind them are credible and the proposed changes realistic.

Patients, their families, carers and the public deserve this, at the very least."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

Attenborough awarded for contribution to broadcasting

The Duke of Cambridge has presented Sir David Attenborough with a prize for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting.

The veteran presenter from Richmond picked up the London Evening Standard Beyond Theatre Award - which recognises excellence away from live performance.

Sir David dedicated the win to his colleagues who work on the iconic nature programmes he presents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

Businessman from Sunbury who bought BHS is allegedly arrested over unpaid tax

The businessman and former racing driver from Sunbury who bought BHS has reportedly been arrested over unpaid tax.

Dominic Chappell was allegedly arrested for failing to pay more than £500,000 in tax on money from the department store.

Chappell bought the chain from Sir Philip Green for only one pound after its collapse under Green’s management.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

F1 Update: Woking-based McLaren-Honda and Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has kept alive his quest to be crowned Formula 1 drivers' champion for a third year in a row, as he's won a Brazilian Grand Prix badly affected by the weather.

The race had to be halted on a number of occasions, with the safety car often deployed.

Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was second, meaning the German leads Hamilton by 12 points going into the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Woking-based McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso was 10th with teammate Jenson Button back in 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Merton Police search for missing man



Police in Merton are concerned about a man who’s gone missing.

He’s described as being around 50-years-old with short, grey hair and a slightly wonky nose.

He’s thought to be around the Sutton – Worcester Park area.

Officers are asking anyone who sees this missing person to not approach him, but to call 999 instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

Surrey Police tackle illegal phone use at the wheel

A second crackdown of mobile phone use at the wheel of the car will begin this week across Surrey.

600 people were caught in the first wave, and today police begin another purge of offending motorists.

Drivers could face up to three penalty points on their license and a £100 fine.

Next year, tougher penalties are being introduced including bigger fines and more points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Update: Missing teenager from Egham has been found

A teenager from Egham who went missing has been found safe and well.

14-year-old Owen MacNeil was reported missing from his home on Saturday afternoon but was located overnight.

Police have thanked the public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am  

Film editor from Reigate receives honorary Oscar

British film editor Anne V Coates has been given an honorary Oscar.

Coates who was born in Reigate previously won an Oscar for Lawrence of Arabia in 1963.

The 90-year-old’s career has spanned the 1952 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers and last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Full letter written by BMA council chair to MPs
Dear

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) – the five year plans that 44 ‘footprint areas’ across England have been tasked with forming to transform services and deal with NHS deficits – have recently come in to the media spotlight, and for good reason, their impact on local NHS and care services could be huge.

The BMA has been tracking their progress and development since their announcement. They have now submitted the detail of their plans to NHS England. The impact of these plans will be significant; positive, or negative. Unfortunately, and we believe, detrimentally, these plans have not been made public and have throughout their formation had scant levels of public or professional consultation.

The plans do potentially offer an opportunity for organisations across the health and social care system to work together and develop health policies suited to local needs. For them to be successful it is crucial that there is sufficient public awareness, that they are drawn up in an open and transparent way, and that they have the support and involvement of clinicians, patients and the public from the outset. Unfortunately, we simply do not have confidence that this is happening.

I am writing to ask you, as a constituency MP, whether you are aware of the impact of these proposed changes on services in your local area. As STPs are not a statutory process, there is currently no duty placed upon them to consult with stakeholders. A consequence of this is that there has been little to no engagement with clinical staff locally. A change on this scale needs to have proper clinical and legal accountability. From what information is available, we know that some plans cut hospital beds, close A&E departments, and restructure maternity services.

As we have seen in the debate over NHS funding in recent weeks, many existing services are already at risk of financial collapse and we are becoming increasingly concerned that the primary focus of STPs is not on delivering the best possible patient care, but in cutting back budgets and, therefore, services. These plans commit local areas to make further savings based on a worrying lack of evidence. We are concerned that any potential opportunities within the plans will be overshadowed by the fact that they are an inadequate response to the real crisis – the long-term underfunding of patient care.

The BMA believes that meaningful input from clinicians, patients and the public, is essential. We are therefore calling for all plans to be made public as soon as possible. As a constituency MP we would welcome any information or concerns you have about the proposals in your area and encourage you to call on the government to publish these plans in full immediately.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Porter, BMA council chair
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 am  

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Train incident between Staines and Ascot

Police are dealing with an incident on a train between Staines and Ascot.

Emergency services have been at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

The specialist team at Epsom and St Helier hospitals that treats patients with urological cancers has received a £326,000 boost.

The grant, from Macmillan Cancer Support, means the hospitals are increasing the amount of consultants and specialist nurses.

The number of people referred to the hospitals’ urology service for suspected cancer has increased by 32% since December 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 am  

Polio Kingston

It’s hoped a new funding partnership will help post - Polio syndrome patients in Kingston and Richmond walk independently again.

The money is being made available by the Kingston based London Orthotic Consultancy and the British Polio Fellowship.

It’ll be used to fund the fitting and upgrading of calipers, which enable sufferers to remain mobile.

An estimated 120,000 people in the UK are living with post polio syndrome.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 am  

Richmond Park By Election

Anyone wishing to vote in the Richmond Park by election needs to register by midnight on Tuesday.

The by election will be held on December the 1st after Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith resigned over the Heathrow decision.

He’s re-standing as an Independent.

Christian Wolmar is standing for Labour and Sarah Olney for the Lib Dems, while the other parties are not putting candidates forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 am  

Police looking for motorcycle in connection with shooting

After a shooting in Little Bookham, police are looking for a motorbike which is believed to be linked.

A man in his 20s is still in a stable but critical condition after being shot in the shoulder on Middlemead Road last Sunday.

Armed officers arrived on the scene but were not able to locate the suspects.

They are looking for a red and white motorbike, which they believe carried two people, as they think it is connected with they attempted murder.

They will be in the community today speaking to any potential witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Surrey Police and 16 other forces use 'Spit Hoods'

Statistics show that nearly a third of police forces, including Surrey Police, use the controversial “spit hoods.”

They are used to protect officers from potentially being spat on during arrests.

The mesh, bag-like item has been used over 90 times on people under 18 years-old in the last five years.

Campaign group Liberty said the hoods were “cruel” and “degrading”, but the Police Federation said they "should be available as standard".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

The PM has released a statement for Remembrance Sunday

Theresa May has released a statement in the build-up to Remembrance Sunday.

She said:

"The way of life we enjoy today depends upon the service offered by members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Across generations and in every corner of the UK, today we remember those who gave so much for our values, our democracy and our nation .

At this time of reflection we must not forget those members of the Armed Forces who are currently away from loved ones, whether taking the fight to Daesh, assisting UN peacekeeping efforts in Africa or fighting piracy on the high seas.

As we are united in remembrance of those who have made sacrifices for our freedom, so we are united in our gratitude to those who continue to keep us safe."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Young teenage boy missing from Egham

Surrey Police is appealing for help in finding a vulnerable missing teenage boy.

14 year-old Owen MacNeil went missing from his home address in Egham around midday yesterday. He was later seen outside Staines bus station by a friend around 4.30pm.

Officers have been carrying out a number of inquiries to try and find him and are growing increasingly concerned for his safety.

He is described as white, slim build, short blonde hair and wearing a dark blue parka coat with a fur hood, blue jeans and white trainers.

If you have seen Owen, or you have any information which could help locate his whereabouts, please contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Tributes for two victims of Croydon crash have been made by their families



The families of two of the victims of Wednesdays tram crash in Croydon have paid tribute to their lost loved ones.

62 year-old Donald Collett and 52 year-old Philip Logan were named as victims today, the last of the seven victims to be identified.

Collett was described as “generous,” “funny” and able to “light up a room with his smile.”

Meanwhile Logan was said to be a “true family man”.


The full tributes:

"Don was a well loved, funny and generous man, who could light up a room with his smile.

“He is tragically leaving behind a loving family, partner, adored friends and work colleagues.

"Please rest in peace and know you are truly loved and greatly missed. We are struggling to deal with this tragic news and ask for privacy at this sad time."

While Mr Logan’s relatives said: “Philip Logan known to all who knew him as Loag, a loving husband to Marilyn, brother to Susan, father to Lee, Tracy, Lisa and Adele, grandfather and great grandfather.

“He was a true family man and generous friend to all with a magnificently dry sense of humor.

"Phil was a man with more love compassion and zest for life than words can express. He will be immensely missed by all that knew him."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tributes for two victims of Croydon crash have been made by their families

The families of two of the victims of Wednesdays tram crash in Croydon have paid tribute to their lost loved ones.

62 year-old Donald Collett and 52 year-old Philip Logan were named as victims today, the last of the seven victims to be identified.

Collett was described as “generous,” “funny” and able to “light up a room with his smile.”

Meanwhile Logan was said to be a “true family man”.



The full tributes:

"Don was a well loved, funny and generous man, who could light up a room with his smile.

“He is tragically leaving behind a loving family, partner, adored friends and work colleagues.

"Please rest in peace and know you are truly loved and greatly missed. We are struggling to deal with this tragic news and ask for privacy at this sad time."

While Mr Logan’s relatives said: “Philip Logan known to all who knew him as Loag, a loving husband to Marilyn, brother to Susan, father to Lee, Tracy, Lisa and Adele, grandfather and great grandfather.

“He was a true family man and generous friend to all with a magnificently dry sense of humor.

"Phil was a man with more love compassion and zest for life than words can express. He will be immensely missed by all that knew him."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

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