Customer services manager from Croydon jailed after stealing thousands from customer accounts
A customer services manager from Croydon has been jailed for two years after stealing over £27,000 from clients’ accounts.
Sandra Stewart pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud during her time working for Nationwide Building Society branches across South London.
An investigation into the 51-year-old was launched when three customers complained about discrepancies in their savings accounts.
Stewart admitted to stealing the cash when facing financial difficulties, and then transferring money from one account to another in an attempt to disguise the missing sums. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm
Man charged with attempted murder following fight at Addlestone charity shop
A man from Row Town has been charged with attempted murder and grievous bodily harm following a vicious attack at a charity shop.
Emergency Services were called to the Salvation Army store in Church Road, Addlestone, on Thursday lunchtime.
One man was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries, while another was treated for facial wounds.
52-year-old Graham Eley was arrested at the time and appeared at Redhill Magistrates Court today.
He has been remanded in custody until his appearance at Guildford Crown Court on December 15th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm
Preview of tonight's Chelsea game
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his players have to forget about settling scores from the last meeting with Tottenham when the two teams play this evening.
The Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge before the summer was a bad-tempered encounter.
Conte says he doesn't want his side to get distracted:
Kick off is at 5.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm
Plans to improve Surreys roads and schools put on hold because of 'damaging cuts' to services
Plans to improve congestion at Surrey’s busiest roundabout and expand a secondary school have been put on hold to help the County Council avoid ‘damaging cuts’ to services.
The Cabinet has delayed decisions about a £7 million scheme to improve Runnymede Roundabout in Egham and add 250 more places at Salesian School in Chertsey because of the financial crisis faced by the Council.
The road project was scheduled to be completed by March 2018 and risks losing funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership if this deadline is missed.
The Council is calling for Surrey MPs to get action from the government over the urgent situation, which has been caused by a rising demand for adult social care and school places alongside drastic cuts from government funding. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
Chertsey golf course chosen for PGA cup
Great Britain & Ireland’s captain Albert MacKenzie has elected to contest next year’s PGA Cup match against the US in Surrey.
The golfer had the choice of either the Longcross, near Chertsey, or the Bernhard Hunt course in Ottershaw.
After playing both, he and vice captains Cameron Clarke and Martyn Thompson plumped for the former site.
Longcross, which plays 6,750 yards off the back tees, is set to provide the setting for the 28th PGA Cup from September 15th 2017.
Chance for residents of Mitcham Lane and Thrale Road in Wandsworth to have their say
Wandsworth Council is asking for residents and businesses to give their opinions on plans to improve shopping parades around the junction of Mitcham Lane and Thrale Road.
The proposals include suggestions for improving the look of the street, pavements, parking and cycle paths to make the area more attractive.
Full details of the proposed changes can be found on the Council’s website and consultation runs until the 4th of January.
Police Investigate Racist Pokémon Stickers on London Underground
Police are investigating after racist mock Pokémon stickers, featuring Mayor Sadiq Khan, appeared at London Tube stations today.
The stickers – which had a racist play on the word ‘Pokémon’ printed on them – have been spotted by commuters across the capital.
A 29-year-old from Clapham was appalled and took to social media to share pictures of two of the stickers found in Borough Tube station.
Transport for London is ensuring that they will be immediately removed and the British Transport Police will be investigating. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm
Man Convicted of Shouting Homophobic Abuse at Eddie Izzard
A 24 year old man's been convicted of shouting homophobic abuse at transvestite comedian Eddie Izzard.
Jamie Penny from Pimlico in central London was found guilty at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court of two incidents earlier this year.
Afterwards Izzard spoke outside court, saying people shouldn't have to face insults because of their sexual orientation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm
Supermarket Staff Call Police After Customer asks for Sliced Cheese
A supermarket employee allegedly called the police when two men asked for sliced cheese in a store in Richmond’s twin American town.
The two flatmates were left very confused when policemen turned up at the local CVS supermarket in Richmond, Virginia.
The police eventually found staff hiding in a locked room at the back of the store.
According to the customer, staff had seemed scared of them. It was later reported there had been an incident in the store earlier that day.
Richmond upon Thames has been twinned with Richmond in the US state of Virginia since 1980. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says captain John Terry will miss the London derby with Tottenham because of a muscle injury
The defender will be out for as long as three weeks - having not played since before the international break.
Conte says Terry had been making good progress in his return to full fitness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm
Police say head injuries caused the death of a 5-year-old who died after an incident in a park in Catford
A man from Hounslow was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after the boy was taken to hospital on Sunday.
A murder investigation started after the child died on Tuesday.
Officers want to hear from anyone who saw what happened in Mountsfield Park. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
A man from Long Ditton is cementing his status and Britain’s most boring hobbyist
48 year old Mark Leigh takes pictures of lost gloves.
He’s amassed a collection of over 300, since he started his hobby three years ago.
He has been named Mr November in the Dull Men's Club annual calendar. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
A call has been made for Boris bikes to be put on the streets of Richmond
Lib Dems want the hire scheme to undergo its third expansion in the borough, which has one of the highest rates of cycling in the capital.
It was set up in Central London in 2010, and then extended west to Hammersmith, Fulham and Wandsworth three years ago.
Police have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a moped theft in Putney.
The incident occurred on Saturday the 8th of October on Oxford Road.
Footage outside the property caught two thieves ride past on a moped, they then broke the steering lock on the parked bike and rode off.
The suspects are described as:
Suspect 1 is described as a white man, 5ft 8ins tall and aged in his 20s. He was wearing Nike TN trainers, jeans, a jacket with lighter coloured sleeves, a black open face helmet and gloves. He had a small shoulder bag hanging from his left side.
Suspect 2 is described as a black man, 5ft 7ins tall and aged in his 20s. He was wearing Huarache Nike trainers, trousers with reflectors on his shins, a light coloured jacket with a fur lined hood, a black open face helmet and gloves. He was carrying a light coloured rucksack.
PC Brian Munive, from Wandsworth borough, said: "We are keen to identify the two men in the CCTV footage so we can speak to them about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us."
Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
No arrests have been made and enquiries continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am
A musician from Ashtead is in the race to have this year’s Christmas number one
Guy Sowdon, is hoping his single Think Again can rise to the festive top spot which is normally held by the X-factor Winner.
He penned the song 25 years-ago.
All the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Cancer Research UK a cause close to Guy’s heart.
Spurs the only club to object to Chelsea coach Steve Holland taking England role
Tottenham are the only club to express concern to the FA about Chelsea coach Steve Holland becoming Gareth Southgate’s assistant.
Southgate is expected to be confirmed as England manager next week, and wants Holland to be a permanent member of his back room staff.
He would like the coach to work as his full time assistant or continue to share the position with his duties at Chelsea.
Spurs are worried that Holland will then have inside knowledge on their players’ fitness and abilities which he can pass on to his colleagues at Chelsea.
Rush Hour Hell for South West London Commuters
Commuters today faced rush hour misery on the Piccadilly line after ‘a shortage of trains’.
Tube passengers struggled to get home and complained of overcrowding on this evening – there are still delays.
Transport for London said the line had severe delays between Acton Town and Heathrow and Uxbridge following a lack of available trains. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm
Representatives of Andy Murray's Baby Daughter have Complaints Rejected by IPSO
Representatives of tennis star Andy Murray’s baby daughter have had privacy complaints against national newspapers rejected.
IPSO rejected claims that stories published on Daily Mail, Mail Online, The Sun and Telegraph were continued harassment.
The complaints were made on behalf of Sophia Murray after pictures were published of her at Wimbledon when she was 4 months old.
It said taking photographs of Sophia without the consent of her parents, who live in Oxshott, was a breach of her privacy.
But IPSO rejected the complaint saying that Sophia was not identifiable in the images. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm
Kingston Crown Court's heard a man, who's a suspect in the Paris terror attacks, was in the UK beforehand to collect £3,000 in cash.
Zakaria Boufassil denies handing the money over to Mohamed Abrini in a Birmingham park in July 2015.
The 26-year-old denies committing or helping someone else to commit acts of terrorism
A second man has pleaded guilty to the same offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Hundreds of London Underground drivers will strike for 24 hours next month
Two separate disputes will affect the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines from 9-30pm on the 6th of December.
That coincides with a two-day strike on Southern Rail, in a long-running row over changes to the role of conductors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm
Person killed at #Tolworth
Police were alerted just before 2.10pm.
Officers are still on scene alongside paramedics, but the person was pronounced dead shortly after they arrived.
Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.
This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
All of the emergency services are at #Tolworth station
It’s after a person was struck by a train just after 2 o’clock.
You’re being asked to avoid the area.
Follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter for the latest traffic updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
A 24 year old man’s been charged with attempted murder in Croydon
It’s after a 15 year old was stabbed multiple times on board a tram at West Croydon on the 29th of September.
Oleg Sezerano has been remanded in custody and will appear at Southwark Crown court on Thursday the 15th of December. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm
A nightclub in Kingston where a man died after being stabbed, has won “Best on the Door” in the Kingston Best Bar None awards
Pryzm, which was formally Oceana, was rebranded by its owners, in 2012 after Jamie Sanderson was killed.
At the time, the club had its license revoked, but it won it back on appeal.
However, police called for another review of the nightclub earlier this year. Bosses agreed to cut capacity by 10% and remains open. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
A digital production charity hoping to mark the history of Twickenham’s iconic Eel Pie Island, has won a prestigious grant
Digital Works has been handed £3,000 by Richmond Council’s Civic Pride Fund.
The money will be used to put together community screenings of the film when it is made.
The Fund is made available to people across the borough, who want to improve their community; grants start at £1,000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Britain's former F1 world champion Jenson Button looks highly likely to retire from racing after Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The Woking based McLaren driver's contract allows him to have a year off in 2017 - but an option to return in 2018.
Button says "at this moment in time" he won't be taking that up - and wants to go into this weekend's race as his last. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
Two Royal Mail posties from the #Richmond depot, are to “go bald” for charity
Vera Emerton Rolfe and Mandy O’Callaghan, will shave off their hair, which will then be made into wigs for the Youth Cancer Support Charity.
The Big Shave will take place at the Richmond Depot at 8am on Tuesday.
Vera explains why they’ve chosen to undertake the challenge now.
To find out more about their challenge, click here posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Kingston backs National HIV Testing Week
Kingston Council’s backing National HIV Testing Week and calling on people who may be at risk to get tested.
All week they’ve been offering free and confidential testing in Kingston town centre.
Results are available in minutes and those who are found to have the virus are able to receive support and treatment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am
In just over a week, voters in Richmond Park will go to the polls to elect an MP following the resignation of Zac Goldsmith
It was in protest over the Government's decision to back a third runway at Heathrow airport.
The former Tory London Mayoral hopeful is now standing as independent candidate.
The Conservatives are not fielding a contender.
Richmond park By-Election Candidates List
Labour – Christian Wolmer
Conservatives – Not running
Green – Not running
Independent – Zac Goldsmith
Lib Dems – Sarah Olney
UKIP – Not running
Monster Raving Loony Party – Howling “Laud” Hope
One Love – Maharaja Jammu and Kashmir posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am
Son of a celebrity chef admits dishonest card use at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court
The son of a celebrity chef has pleaded guilty at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court to dishonestly using his ex-girlfriends bank card.
21-year old Marco Pierre White Jr was told he was ‘not an honest man’ when he admitted to buying £2,500 worth of goods.
The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate made several unauthorised purchases, including a visit to an Apple Store.
He is expected to be sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Customer in Vauxhall Starbucks finds hidden camera in toilets
A customer at Starbucks in Vauxhall was shocked to find a spy cam hidden in the toilets.
The recording device was inside an air vent and was discovered by a 33-year old man on Tuesday evening.
The camera has since been removed by staff at the coffee shop and the police have been contacted.
Starbucks have said it is not known how it came to be there and the police are now investigating the incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am
Youth centre in Croydon receives funding
Young people in Croydon are celebrating after their youth centre received half a million pounds worth of funding towards its construction.
The ‘Legacy Centre’ was handed the grant from the Stone Family Foundation which helps fund entrepreneurial projects across the UK.
Once built, it will provide activities for young people from sport, music and dance when it opens in 2018.
Appeal for Witnesses after Man Assaulted in Chertsey Chicken Shop
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted outside a fried chicken shop in Chertsey.
It happened on Windsor Street at around 10:45pm on Friday 11 November.
The victim was leaving the shop when he was assaulted by another customer, who then drove off in a black Mercedes.
The man was taken to hospital with head injuries. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm
Autumn statement: Huge borrowing needed for Brexit
MP for Runnymede & Weybridge, Philip Hammond, has used his first major financial statement to say urgent action's needed to keep the UK economy strong as we leave the EU.
The Chancellor's admitted Britain's economy's now expected to grow much more slowly than previously thought.
Official forecasts show growth will be 2-point-4 percent lower and borrowing 100-billion pounds higher by 2021.
He says the economy needs to be 'match fit' for the process of leaving the EU.
Mr Hammond also cancelled a fuel duty rise for the seventh year in a row, announced plans to make it easier for people to buy homes, and set out help for low-earners.
Policeman Banned from Charity Swim Dressed in Gorilla Costume
A policeman who planned to swim in the Thames in a gorilla costume for charity, has been banned from doing so.
Despite PC Tom Harrison’s – or Mr Gorilla - claiming his fake fur gives him “neutral buoyancy”, river safety checks won’t allow him.
Mr Gorilla was aiming to raise money for his “endangered brothers and sisters in Africa”.
The 40-year-old, who serves in the Southall area, competed in the London Marathon and The Wolf Run dressed as Mr Gorilla — which included swimming across a lake. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm
Boss of BA Angry after Discovering Heathrow Expansion will Demolish his Office
The boss of British Airways has been left furious after discovering the expansion of Heathrow will demolish his company’s offices.
Willie Walsh said he only found out the third runway would run right through his offices after looking at a map.
He was shocked that he had not been formally warned by airport bosses about the plan – a claim denied by Heathrow.
Last year, Mr Walsh labelled the third runway as “outrageous” and a "vanity project". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
People in Hounslow and Southall cover over 150,000 miles for charity
Young and old people in Hounslow and Southall have walked, ran and cycled over 150,000 miles for charity.
The total distance covered by residents in the past six weeks was 170 times the distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats.
Nearly 30,000 people in Hounslow took part to raise money through the popular ‘Beat the Street’ challenge.
The activity challenges people around the borough to tap special Beat Boxes on lampposts to see who could travel the furthest.
Health Checks in Epsom
Surrey ASG will be holding its fourth health check event at the The Ashley Centre in Epsom.
The event invites members of the public to come and get a free ECG reading and get their blood pressure checked.
Consultant cardiologist Dr Bajpai from Epsom hospital will be overseeing the event and will answer any related questions.
The event is tomorrow between 10am and 1pm. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am
New Malden pub wins Best Independent Venue
A much loved pub has been recognised for its work.
Woody’s, in Thetford Road, has scooped Best Independent Venue at Kingston’s Best Bar None awards.
The venue describes itself as a dog- and kid-friendly pub offering simple grub, quiz nights, and sport on the big screen. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am
MP for Carshalton and Wallington tells of the priorities in Sutton he wants to government to focus on in their Autumn Statement
The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has said what he wants the government’s priorities to be in Sutton, ahead of their Autumn statement.
Tom Brake says a focus on the NHS is crucial, particularly focusing on St Helier hospital and a rethink about making cuts to local pharmacies.
The government release their plans later and Brake says they must make a full commitment to improving the transport infrastructure.
This could include a safe tram system and significant upgrades to Carshalton railway station. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
UPDATE: Four arrests made following stabbing of Kingston University student
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the stabbing of a Kingston University student on Friday.
The four, all in their late teens and early 20’s, were released on bail until early December.
A 19 year old man was left fighting for his life in hospital after being set upon outside a takeaway in South Harrow.
Witnesses described seeing the student running from his attackers before collapsing with the blade lodged in his chest. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm
Barnes Green to become dementia friendly park
Barnes Green is set to become Richmond borough’s first ever dementia friendly park.
A consultation by Richmond Council and Richmond Dementia Action Alliance found people with the illness find being outside relaxing.
Pathways will be widened, more benches will be installed and access to the pond will be improved to help people enjoy the outdoors more.
There will also be distinctive exit and entrances and a meeting point will be developed as a result of the consultation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm
Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh will be pounding the streets of #RichmondPark and North Kingston next week
She’ll be lending her support to Labour by-election hopeful Christian Wolmar.
Ms McDonagh, who is in favour of Heathrow expansion, stated at the weekend, that she’s sure there are people in Richmond “for it” as well
We asked Mr Wolmar if Ms McDonagh is therefore the best person to have on the campaign trail with him.
Meanwhile, Lib Dem candidate Sarah Olney has played down reports published in The Sun newspaper, that her husband is linked to Heathrow, one of the causes she is fighting.
The paper claims Ben's online CV states he "worked on the delivery of Terminal 5 at Heathrow."
Candidates for Richmond Park by-election:
Lib Dem: Sarah Olney
Labour: Christian Wolmar
Green Party: NS
Independent: Zac Goldsmith
Monster Raving Loony Party: Howling "Laud" Hope
One Love Party: Maharaja Jammu And Kashmir posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
A man missing from Crystal Palace could be in the Croydon area
John Merritt was last seen leaving his home at around 10.30 this morning, and has not returned since.
John is a white man of medium build, approximately 5ft 10ins tall with short white hair.
At the time of his last sighting he was wearing blue trousers and a blue jacket.
He also wears an ID bracelet on his left wrist.
Officers are particularly concerned for John's welfare as he suffers from dementia and may be confused.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Croydon Missing Persons Unit on 101 or Missing People on 116000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
A number of Police officers are being commended for their bravery following a suspected gas leak in Kingston
They were called to Park Road in the early hours of yesterday, and decided to attempt a rescue before waiting for the fire brigade.
They got to the lounge, holding their breath, and found a man semi-conscious lying on the floor.
They dragged him outside before completing a second search of the house. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Unlike the David Attenborough programme, Planet Earth 2, we only have one planet
That’s the message from anti Heathrow expansion campaigner, and impressionist, Alistair McGowan.
He took to the stage at a rally on Richmond Green on Saturday to encourage others to say no to the Government’s decision.
A mechanic from New Addington has been jailed for 16 years for raping a young girl who worked at his garage
59 year old Frederick Skinner was found guilty on of three counts of rape and five counts of sexual activity with a child.
He was also ordered to sign on the sex offenders' register for life.
He ran a workshop, and met the 12 year old victim when he offered her pocket money to wash cars for him.
When she was 13 years old, he convinced her to go with him to Keston Ponds, where he took her into the woods and sexually assaulted her.
He then took the victim home and told her not to tell anyone as they would both get into trouble. The victim was scared and kept the secret to herself.
The defendant subsequently embarked on a year-long campaign, sexually assaulting the victim in his van and in his mother's home on a regular basis.
He raped her on several occasions and each time warned her not to tell anyone.
Sometime later, text messages from Skinner were spotted by a member of the victim's family on her phone and they questioned her about them.
The police were called and an investigation was launched. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm
A couple from Mitcham is jailed for terrorist fundraising
A couple from Mitcham, who sent money to their nephew fighting for ISIS in Syria, have been jailed for more than four years, today.
Nazimabee Golamaully and her husband Mohammed pleaded guilty to funding terrorism earlier this year.
The couple sent £219 to their nephew via an individual based in Turkey.
Both will serve half their sentences before being considered for release.
Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, said:
"It is clear the couple sent money to their nephew in the knowledge it assisted him to continue his terrorist activity.
"Whilst the sum may appear relatively small we cannot ignore the fact that any amount of cash sent to terrorists is money which is enabling them to further their hatred and carry out attacks." posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm
Engraved Rolex watch stolen following burglary in Woking
An investigation’s underway after thieves stole a gold Rolex watch from a home in Woking.
The men’s watch, with the initials DJM engraved on the strap was stolen, along with thousands of pounds worth of gold jewellery.
It’s believed the haul was taken after thieves broke into the property in Apers Avenue, on Tuesday last week.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Southern Rail commuters express misery at Clapham Junction station
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Southern Rail commuters face further misery in the latest strike which begun this morning.
Members of the RMT union are walking out for 48 hours, as part of its row with the company over the role of conductors.
Pictures on social media taken from stations including East Croydon and Clapham Junction show travellers crammed onto platforms.
Southern says 62 percent of its normal timetable will run, but some services will be cancelled and some stations closed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
A Centre which offers support and counselling to those affected by Croydon tram derailment is moving
A community assistance centre set up in New Addington to provide support to those affected by the Croydon tram crash is moving today.
It’s relocating from CALAT to the former district housing office at 90 central Parade.
Council officers from the British Red Cross, Victim Support, Rail Care and local church groups will continue to support victims.
Further financial assistance will be made available soon thanks to a fund set up by the council and supported by the mayor of London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am
CCTV footage issued following sexual assaults in Clapham
CCTV footage of man wanted in connection with two sexual assaults in Clapham has been released by police.
The suspect attacked a woman after following her into a residential building on Clapham Common South Side, in May.
The second lady was sexually assaulted on Klea Avenue, in June.
He’s described as an Asian man, around 25 to 35 years-old, of medium build, 5ft 5inches tall with short black hair. He spoke with an English accent.
A man was captured on CCTV near to both incidents and police would urgently like to speak to him as part of this investigation.
Detectives from the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command who are leading the investigation previously issued still images of the man they would like to trace.
Detective Inspector Andrew Wadey from the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command said: "We are extremely keen to identify this man in connection with these incidents and appeal to anyone with any information to come forward as soon as possible. These incidents were terrifying ordeals for both victims.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am
Monday, 21 November 2016
Torrential rain causes havoc across London and Surrey, and is set to cause more
Heavy rain has caused heavy travel disruption across South West London and North Surrey, with further flood warnings being issued for the River Bourne and River Mole.
Tibbets Corner and Worcester Park have seen floodwater following the torrential downpours.
Trains between Cardiff, Bristol and London have also been cancelled, with cars submerged in the South West of England.
Southern rail boss admits adverts were a mistake ahead of next walk-out tonight
A Southern rail boss has admitted adverts urging passengers to tell the RMT union how they felt ongoing strikes were a mistake.
The admission from Alex Foulds comes after he was questioned by Lambeth council.
Last month, a tweet by Southern urging commuters to message the RMT about upcoming strikes, ended in them facing criticism.
Meanwhile, the latest strike in the long-running dispute over the role of conductors on trains is due to start at midnight. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm
Two more candidates announced for Richmond Park by-election
Two more candidates have been announced for the Richmond Park by-election, which takes place on December 1st.
The leader for the Monster Raving Loony Party, Howling ‘Laud’ Hope, will run, alongside Maharaja Jammu And Kashmir who’s representing the One Love Party.
The Maharaja, who grew up in Surrey, has said he opposes Heathrow expansion and will take a firm stance against pollution more broadly.
Mr Hope has said they’ll hold a “victory party” the night before the election, to which all other candidates will be invited.
Candidates for Richmond Park by-election:
Lib Dem: Sarah Olney
Labour: Christian Wolmar
Green Party: NS
Independent: Zac Goldsmith
Monster Raving Loony Party: Howling "Laud" Hope
One Love Party: Maharaja Jammu And Kashmir posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm
Precious artefacts stolen in Great Bookham
A number of high value artefacts have been stolen from a National Trust property in Great Bookham.
The antiques, worth thousands of pounds, were stolen from Polesden Lacey House last Thursday and again on Saturday.
The missing items include a turquoise Persian plate painted with black foliage and a silver knife and fork with Mother of Pearl handles.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm
Judy Murray says her son Andy's dedication is behind his rise to becoming the number one tennis player in the world
This year he won Wimbledon for the second time and defended his Olympic gold.
Murray beat Novak Djokovic to the season-ending World Tour Finals title to maintain his spot in the rankings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm
The Government has been given an eight-month deadline to come up with a new plan for tackling harmful air pollution
It follows a High Court ruling earlier this month that the current proposals aren't good enough.
Campaigners want a national network of clean air zones to be in place by 2018, in cities across the UK.
Putney High Street was the first place in Britain to exceed annual legal limits of harmful Nitrogen Dioxide just eight days into 2016.
But by August, it had recorded an 80% drop in episodes; the biggest improvement in air quality anywhere in London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm
Zac Goldsmith says voters shouldn’t forget the reason why he triggered the #RichmondPark by-election
The former Conservative MP for Richmond Park resigned after the Government gave the go ahead for Heathrow expansion.
He’s called the Lib Dems “opportunists” for bringing up the Brexit issue while campaigning; he voted to leave the EU.
He says there wouldn’t even be a by-election if it wasn’t for Heathrow, and Brexit is a “diversion tactic.”
Candidates for Richmond Park by-election
Lib Dem: Sarah Olney
Labout: Christian Wolmar
Green Party: NS
Independent: Zac Goldsmith
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm
The #RichmondPark by election is now less than two weeks away
It was triggered after Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith resigned over the Government’s decision to expand Heathrow.
Lib Dem candidate Sarah Olney has faced criticism from people who say she has turned the by - election into a debate about Brexit instead.
Although over 70% of people voted to remain in Richmond Park, new polls suggest nationwide, the attitude is to “just get on with it.”
Candidates for Richmond Park by-election
Lib Dem: Sarah Olney
Labout: Christian Wolmar
Green Party: NS
Independent: Zac Goldsmith
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
With Small Business Saturday less than two weeks away, a number of councils have decided to support the event by offering free parking
Nine London boroughs including Kingston, Sutton and Croydon will waive fees for the nationwide event on December the 3rd.
The aim of Small Business Saturday is to encourage people on to their high streets to “shop locally.”
Over half of the Federation of Small Business members in London say parking costs have a significant impact on them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
A Southern rail boss has admitted adverts urging passengers to tell the RMT union how they felt about ongoing strikes were a mistake
The admission from, Alex Foulds, comes after he was questioned by Lambeth council.
Last month, a tweet by Southern, urging commuters to message the RMT about upcoming strikes ended in them facing criticism.
Meanwhile, the latest strike in the long-running dispute over the role of conductors on trains is due to start at midnight. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
A Morden based charity has a new ambassador
Former Miss UK, Amy Willerton, has become the face of Haig Housing Trust’s Coming Home campaign.
The initiative aims to provide adapted homes for injured soldiers returning from war. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
The mother of a girl killed by a train near Chertsey last weekend, has paid tribute to her
18 year old Adreanna Reader from Ascot, was struck by a train at Longcross on Sunday the 13th of November.
Her mum Lisa Bean says she was “ a girl who always brightened up everyone's day with her sensitivity, quick wit and her selflessness.”
Her statement in full;
"She was an outdoorsy kind of girl, vegetarian from a very young age and she absolutely loved animals, she was always plugging the RSPCA and used to dress up her grandfather's dog in pyjamas whenever she could!
As a close family, Adreanna loved her brother, her cousins, her nephews, and she was very close to her grandparents. It's a comfort to know she'll be buried near my mum so she won't be alone.
Adreanna and her big group of friends were like sisters, so we're all devastated together. She was always popular and energetic...and very adept at using social media! She was just so creative and brought out the best in people - always ensuring they were ok.
She did, however, find it hard to express her own inner pain and kept it locked inside. We found it hard to get the help from the system she so needed, especially after her father died in 2010, which she struggled to come to terms with. She didn't have any contact with her dad and when he died, she found it hard that she'd never have a relationship with him.
Adreanna went to college to study performing arts but after coming into contact with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, she took on an apprenticeship and was doing really well there. She always promoted the importance of mental health and I'm proud of her for that.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
Open call to participate in a review of the Licensing and policing of Croydon's night time economy
Everyone who’s involved in Croydon’s night time economy is being urged by the council to participate in its review.
It’s looking at the licensing and policing of the boroughs’ late night economy.
As part of the process the committee examining the issue is holding two public meetings and is encouraging residents to complete a survey.
The first meeting is going ahead this evening in the Town Hall if you are interested in attending email [email protected]
An online survey asking for your views on how a thriving Croydon NTE would look like 2022, is available at www.croydon.gov.uk/getinvolved from Friday the 28th of October. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte speaks about his side topping the Premier League
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reckons there are few better strikers in the world than Diego Costa.
He scored in a 1-nil win at Middlesbrough that took his side top of the Premier League.
Costa's the first player to get to 10 goals in the top flight this season.
Conte says the Spain international, who has often been criticised for his behaviour, is channelling his emotions in the right way.
Man jailed in Croydon for causing death by dangerous driving
A driver, who crashed into a tree killing one passenger and seriously injuring two others, has been jailed for 8 years following a trial at Croydon Crown Court.
23 year-old, Daniel Obee, caused the death of 19 year-old Daniel Matthews following the collision in Bromley.
His girlfriend Paige Bryant and her brother Sam suffered life changing injuries last June.
Obee had been driving in excess of the speed limit when he lost control of his car. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am
A teenager remains in hospital following a crash in Tooting
A teenage motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital following a crash with a car in Tooting.
The BMW driver was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after the accident in the early hours of Saturday morning, in Totterdown Street.
It’s believed the 19 year-old rider suffered a bleed on the brain.
The 22 year-old, suspect was questioned by police before being bailed to a date in January. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am
Two men are appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later in connection with a number of armed robberies across England
43 year-old Nicholas Wordsworth, and 48 year-old Mustafa Murteza, were arrested by the Metropolitan Police's flying squad.
It follows an investigation into robberies across north London, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Oxfordshire and Kent. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am
Boy robbed in Battersea
Police have released CCTV footage of two suspects they wish to trace after an 11 year-old boy was robbed in Battersea.
The victim was attacked by two teenagers, who also stole his money at a bus stop on Falcon Road in September.
Following the assault, they all got on the 319 bus – the victim then contacted police.
The suspects are both believed to be in their teens and are described as:
Suspect 1 is described as a black teenage girl wearing a black quilted jacket, red and purple rucksack and blue jeans; and
Suspect 2 is described as a black teenage boy wearing a grey baseball cap, black jacket, black trousers and blue bag.
Police Constable Ellie Dransfield, from Wandsworth CID, said:
"This is a robbery of a teenage schoolboy and we are keen to identify the two suspects in the CCTV footage so we can speak to them about the incident. 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.
No arrests have been made and enquiries continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am
Number of affordable homes in London slumps to record low
The number of affordable homes built in London has slumped from a record high to a record low in the space of just one year.
Official figures show just 5,790 low price residential properties were completed in 2015-to-16, compared with over 18,000 the year before.
The drop of two thirds has raised questions about building strategies amid the capital’s ongoing housing crisis. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 am
Launchbury faces disciplinary panel while England squad look ahead
England rugby union lock Joe Launchbury will find out today if he'll be banned for allegedly kicking an opponent in Saturday's win over Fiji.
A disciplinary panel will decide if he's guilty of the offence today - with a possible punishment ranging from four to 12 weeks.
Meanwhile, George Kruis, who went to school in Leatherhead, has been named in a 32-man squad for this weekend's game against Argentina, after recovering from ankle surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am
Update: Heathrow fire
A large fire near Heathrow airport, which could have caused an explosion, has been put out by around 100 firefighters.
Most of the two storey, family owned Ansell Garden Centre on Holloway Lane caught alight in the afternoon and has been badly damaged.
Crews managed to stop cylinders inside from exploding by putting up a 300m safety cordon, dragging most of the cylinders out, and cooling down the rest with jets.
Fireworks were also being stored there but were hosed down before they caught alight.
Fifteen fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms from Heathrow, Hayes, Feltham and Southall were used.
An investigation is being launched into what caused the blaze, but there are no reports of any injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 am
Update: Tram driver sacked
The tram driver who was recorded apparently falling asleep at the wheel has been removed from duty.
The footage was taken in April on the same line as last week's crash in Croydon in which killed seven people.
Around 50 passengers were on board at the time. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 am
Study by Kingston-based company shows Brits are losing the art of sleep
It appears Brits are losing the art of sleep.
New research reveals glowing blue lights and watching TV in bed are preventing us from falling asleep.
The study by Kingston-based company Warren Evans found almost half of adults take more than 20 minutes to drift off.
Hounslow bar threatened with closure
A bar in Hounslow is being threatened with closure.
Bar 113 was warned last month that if it didn’t follow strict conditions to curb anti-social behaviour, it would be shut down.
At the moment, it is unable to operate after 1am between Thursdays and Saturdays.
Staff must also be stationed at the club entrance from 8pm until closing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm
Armed robbery pair charged with string of offences
Two men will appear in Wimbledon Magistrates Court tomorrow after being charged in connection with a string of armed robberies across the south of England.
43-year-old Nicholas Wordsworth and 48-year-old Mustafa Murteza from North London were arrested by the Metropolitan Police's flying squad.
It follows an investigation into armed robberies across London and the home counties.
Schools in Surrey receive hundreds less than those in London
Did you know that Surrey’s schools receive £450 less per pupil than London’s?
Figures from the County Council also show that half of students aged 4 to 16 go to school within five miles of a London borough boundary.
If Surrey’s schools were funded at the same rate, that would mean an extra £30 million for the county every year.
The council is calling on the Department for Education to “end the unfairness.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am
Witness comes forward following collision in Oxted
Surrey police would like to thank the media and general public for sharing the appeal for witnesses following an incident in Oxted, where a man in his 70s fell from his bike in Popes Lane.
The cyclist remains in hospital in a serious condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am
Richmond Council responds to claims on homelessness
Richmond Council’s issued a strong response to an article written in the Evening Standard on homelessness.
It says some figures used were “fundamentally inaccurate” and it’s not overspent £3.5million on emergency accommodation.
Bosses say one figure quoted is the council’s planned budget that covers all aspects of their service.
The £214,000 figure also quoted in the article is said to be incorrect. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am
Services will be held to remember ex-patients at West Middlesex, and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals
Patients and visitors to Chelsea and Westminster hospital will hold a minute’s silence to remember those who have died.
The Light Up A Life event is a non-religious service which will also include readings and music.
It’ll take place at the site on the evening of Monday 5th December.
A similar service will take place at the West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth on December 7th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am
Schools in Wimbledon and Barnes appear in top 10 in Times' rankings
A School in Barnes features in the Sunday Times Schools’ Guide today.
Barnes Primary appears in the top ten nationwide, at number 3. Bishop Gilpin CofE in Wimbledon also appears at a close 7.
Fox Primary in Notting Hill took the top spot as the Times’s State Primary of the Year.
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