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Saturday, 10 December 2016
AFC Wimbledon lose 0-1 away to MK Dons
AFC Wimbledon lost one nil away at MK Dons this afternoon.
It was Dean Bowditch’s penalty in the 63rd minute that secured the win for MK Dons.
Both sides have met four times, but never for a league fixture.
AFC Wimbledon are now 10th in the League One table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm
Twickenham Stadium host Victoria Foundation ball
The annual Victoria Foundation black tie ball takes place at Twickenham Stadium tonight.
The medical charity offers support including mobility aids for children, medical transport, and bursaries.
Last year’s event raised £40,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm
Richmond Council back plans for a new academy
Richmond Council is backing plans for a primary school to become an academy.
Darell Primary is considering joining the Every Child, Every Day Academy Trust, a collective led by Grey Court School.
The council says it’s a natural fit because many children move from Darell to Grey Court.
It’s arguing cooperation across schools is a positive step forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm
Police launch a new appeal for information in Thornton Heath
Police investigating Keeno Harris’s murder in Thornton Heath have launched a new appeal for information.
The 28-year-old was shot after a fight broke out at the Function Rooms nightclub in Brigstock Parade in the early hours of Sunday 27th November.
He lived in Croydon, worked as a painter and decorator, and was a father to a young daughter.
Two people have so far been charged in connection with the murder.
Officers say more witnesses must be out there as the club was packed, and insist any information will be treated carefully and confidentially.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm
Police arrest a man on suspicion of terrorism
A man has been arrested on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack.
The 41 year old man was arrested after arriving at London’s Stansted Airport on Friday.
Police think he was trying to travel to Syria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm
Two men jailed after being caught carrying ten guns.
Two men have been jailed for a total of 18 years after they were caught carrying ten guns.
Tyron Myers-Kerr from Wandsworth and Bradley Soro from Southwark were found guilty of possessing firearms.
The 22-year-olds were travelling into London when armed police stopped their mini-cab as part of an operation.
Officers initially found nine revolvers and a six-inch sheath knife.
They later uncovered another gun, ammunition and class A drugs in a car owned by Myers-Kerr.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm
Stuffed Panda looking for a home in Merton
A panda which is ready for the holidays with its own Christmas cracker and scarf is looking for a home.
The stuffed toy was donated to the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Brenda Fraser, to be auctioned to raise money for charity.
The funds will go Avanti Club and Age UK Merton.
Merton police are running the auction on their facebook page.
It closes on the 16th of December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
Alan Pardew speaks ahead of Crystal Palace v Hull
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says the tight nature of this season's Premier League makes every game more important.
The 14th-place side will look to continue their revival this afternoon - as they visit Hull in the Premier League.
There's just three points between them, with Hull in the relegation zone.
Alan Pardew's side ended a run of six top flight defeats with last week's 3-0 win over Southampton.
He says they can't afford to assume they're out of their bad spell:
Looking ahead, Pardew's side face Manchester United then Chelsea after today's game:
Kick off is at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm
AFC Wimbledon travel to Milton Keynes to face MK Dons in first game of its kind
Seventh placed AFC Wimbledon travel to MK Dons today for the first ever league match between the two clubs.
While some fans are boycotting the game because of ill feelings towards the Milton Keynes outfit, the Dons are expected to take over 1,500 fans.
Club chief executive Erik Samuelson says his only concern is the continued success of the team in League One:
Here's Jackie's man on the ground John Creasy with the full match preview:
Kick off is at 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
St George's Tooting launches appeal with Battersea Ironsides Rugby Club
St. George's Hospital Charity has launched its Children's Appeal with the help of Battersea Ironsides Rugby Club.
The club's junior team has already raised over 1,000 for medical equipment.
The appeal is focused on 'over and above' normal provision.
That includes equipment to help diagnose epilepsy earlier, and a 'sensory trolley' to calm and distract child patients.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner takes on inequality
Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro is calling for a drive to tackle inequality following this week's Casey Review.
He has been chosen as the national lead for Equalities, Diversity and Human Rights under a new portfolio structure.
Mr Munro argues police must do their part to reduce inequality.
He says he wants police to combat hate crime head on, and improve their understanding and approach to crimes against women.
The Casey Review suggested areas where policing could play a part in boosting opportunity and integration in communities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Residents urged to have say on future of Twickenham Riverside
People in Twickenham are being reminded that there's just one week left to have a say on the future of Twickenham Riverside.
Richmond Council has been consulting residents and businesses on the future development on King Street, Water Lane and the Riverside.
Nearly 1,000 people have visited their pop-up exhibition on Church Street to view the plans.
That closes on 15th December, with an online questionnaire on the proposals available until the following day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Death in the river in Shepperton
The body of a man has been recovered from the Thames after a van was seen in the river in Shepperton.
An emergency call went out on Thursday evening around 8pm.
Specialist divers carried out a search of the van and the river near Dockett Eddy Road and found the body of the man believed to be in his 30s.
The van will be removed by the Environment Agency before being passed to the police for examination.
The death is being described as ‘unexplained’ pending the coroner’s report.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am
Fatal Collision in Woking
A pedestrian has died after a collision involving two cars in Woking.
It happened earlier Friday evening at around 8.45 on the Monument Road off the junction of Arnold Road.
A blue Peugeot and a BMW crashed, with the Peugeot mounting the pavement and colliding with a pedestrian passing by.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene -- her next of kin has been informed.
The road is closed while police carry out an investigation.
Surrey police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or events leading up to it as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am
Friday, 9 December 2016
The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon has become an internet sensation after offering a free full turkey dinner and beer to anyone alone on Christmas Day.
The gesture was hailed as “fabulous” and “brilliant” by impressed social media users after the pub posted it on Twitter.
It comes after a Muslim-owned restaurant in Sidcup offered a three-course meal to homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day so that “no-one eats alone”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 pm
Funeral mourners dressed up as superheroes today to pay tribute to a Morden comic book fan.
Teenager Arthur Peebles committed suicide in November after struggling with mental health issues.
Jaqueline Peebles described her son as a “pure soul”.
She said she hoped Arthur’s death would raise awareness of mental health issues to ensure young people like him get the support they need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm
Two men have been jailed at Kingston Crown Court for a string of burglaries.
30 year old Nathan Dale from East Ham and 31 year old Jordan McKenzie-Pryce from Streatham were sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment each.
The men broke into several homes across Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Wandsworth, often at night while the homeowners were asleep.
The thieves would then make off with the victims’ cars which included BMWs, Audis and Porsches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm
The owners of Southern Railway are appealing a High Court decision which rejected a legal attempt to stop a series of strikes by drivers.
Members of Aslef are walking out for three days next week and six days in January in a dispute over who's responsible for operating train doors.
Earlier London Mayor Sadiq Khan described services as a 'total disgrace', which are badly failing commuters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm
An NHS manager's been jailed after swindling a health trust out of around a quarter of a million pounds
A court's heard Alan Hodge gave contracts to his friends, so they could be 'dishonestly manipulated'.
The 53-year-old, who worked at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, has been locked up for four years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
The Chancellor was in Weybridge this afternoon
Philip Hammond was officially opening new facilities, including a new media suite, at Brooklands College.
He also spent the morning talking to business leaders about the benefits of apprenticeship schemes.
Our reporter Julia Morris was there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm
Drone near miss for Heathrow bound jet
A new report has revealed how close a drone the size of a football came close to a Heathrow bound jet.
The plane was above Biggin Hill, heading to the airport, when the incident happened at 11,000 feet in August.
The UK Airport Board said the crew spotted it flying past the right wing, and would not have had time to avoid it if it had been on course to collide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of Keeno Paul Delroy Harris in Thornton Heath
The 28 year old was shot dead after a fight broke out in function rooms in London Road on Sunday November the 27th.
The two men were charged this morning and will appear at the Old Bailey at later dates. .
A 36-year-old woman arrested in Wolverhampton has been bailed pending further enquiries
A 44-year-old man who was arrested in Liverpool was released with no further action being taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
New University of Surrey study
A study by the University of Surrey is urging us to be more “body vigilant” in order to fight cancer.
Charlotte Long reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
New night czar to hold late surgeries
The new night czar for London will hold late surgeries on Tube lines in a bid to boost the capital’s 24-hour economy.
Amy Lamé will travel between Cockfosters and Heathrow until 1am, speaking to theatre and hotel staff, airport cleaners and NHS workers.
The US comedian, who was appointed last month, aims to visit every borough and starts on the Piccadilly line next Friday.
She wants people to focus on the benefits of the night-time economy, rather than the costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Kingston Police is stepping up patrols in Chessington this weekend after several reports of antisocial behaviour and assaults.
The offences happened after dark last weekend.
Victims were apparently asked ‘are you From Chessington’ before being assaulted.
The three suspects were on mopeds wearing protective clothing.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Kingston CID or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
Crystal Palace manager has 'done his best to evolve club's football style'
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says he's done his best to evolve their style of football.
They've scored the most goals outside the Premier League's top five, but only kept their first clean-sheet last week.
Pardew says that's an unacceptable consequence:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm
Police appeal following rape in Shepherd's Bush
Police are appealing for help to identify a man following a rape in Shepherd’s Bush.
On 27th October, the victim and her friend were approached by 2 men in Westfields, who called themselves 'Mohamed Said' and 'Ahmed'.
At approximately 3.45 the following morning, the women were split up and 'Ahmed' raped the 17-year-old near West 12 Shopping Centre.
'Ahmed' is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build with black spiky hair.
He spoke with broken English. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark bomber jacket and light trainers.
Anyone with any information is urged to get in contact with the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm
Top London heritage boss 'call to arms' on St Paul's protected view
A top London heritage boss has called for an overhaul to the rules that preserve views of historic buildings in the capital.
It follows anger from conservationists in Richmond who are pleading with London’s Mayor to step in over the construction of a skyscraper.
They are concerned that the building in Stratford will damage to a protected vista of St Paul’s from Henry’s Mound in Richmond Park.
Now London planning director for the Government’s heritage adviser, Emily Gee, says it’s time for “a call to arms” over the potential encroachments on London’s skyline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Photo shows schoolgirl crossing tube tracks risking death
A photo has emerged of a schoolgirl crossing the tube tracks in Hammersmith.
The girl crossed at Latimer Road station, stepping over the tracks carrying 630 volts, which could have instantly killed her.
The picture is understood to have been taken yesterday on the Hammersmith and City line.
The RMT union claimed the station was unstaffed during the event and illustrates the problems caused by a chronic shortage of staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am
Bank robber from New Malden joins dating website for convicts
A bank robber from New Malden who is serving 11 years for armed raids has joined a dating website for convicts.
Gregory Dike says he is a “relaxed and open-minded male” with a “great personality.”
He joined inmate-connection.com saying he wants to have kids when he’s released.
The convicted bank robber held a hunting knife to the throat of an elderly customer during one raid, and put an imitation gun to a person’s head in another.
A court heard last year how Dike downloaded a guide called ‘How to Rob a Bank’ before carrying out the string of robberies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am
£10,000 reward for information about Surrey shooting
A £10,000 reward has been offered for information after a man was shot dead at a pool party in Surrey.
34-year-old Ricardo Hunter was found dead at the private party near Epsom in July.
Surrey Police have offered the reward as some of the 300 people who attended the event in Headley are yet to come forward and speak to officers investigating the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Surrey Police 'Go Cold Turkey' campaign sees 23 arrests
The first week of a Surrey Police scheme to crack down on drink and drug driving, has seen 23 arrests so far.
The Go Cold Turkey campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of getting behind the wheel while drunk or on drugs.
Officers are stationed at various locations across Surrey, and will patrol until the new year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 am
Sutton only borough in London to provide trained dementia nurses
It’s emerged Sutton is the only London borough to provide specially trained dementia nurses.
The Council is the only one in the capital to fund Admiral nurses, who help patients with dementia live in their homes for longer.
The nurses also help sufferers retain their comfort and independence and work closely with their carers and families.
Lib Dem Leader of Sutton Council, Ruth Dombey, is questioning why Sutton is the only borough to provide this crucial service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 am
Thursday, 8 December 2016
How an offender in Merton fell foul of Facebook.
A young man who made use of Facebook for a slightly different purpose has been caught by Merton police.
The offender who taunted police on the social media site has charged with seven offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm
Wedged lorry on Sheen Road Richmond.
A lorry’s got wedged on a garden wall in Richmond and it’s causing traffic chaos.
It’s happened at the junction of Manor Road and Sheen Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm
The Alex in #Wimbledon invited anyone alone on Christmas day to join them
A pub in Wimbledon town centre is offering a full Turkey dinner to anyone who is alone on the 25th.
The Alexandra’s gesture has been commended on Twitter for capturing the real meaning of Christmas.
The pub made this offer on the social media site earlier: “If you're alone on Crimbo day, don't be. Come to the Alex, we'll give you a FREE turkey roast & buy you a beer. No strings, just come.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm
The owners of Southern Railway have failed in their legal attempt to stop a series of strikes by drivers
Members of Aslef are walking out for three days next week and six days in January in a dispute over who's responsible for operating the train doors.
The High Court rejected an argument that the action would breach EU law, by restricting freedom of movement.
Commuters across Surrey and London are already coping with the fall-out from Tuesday's strike where only 50% of services were running.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow the team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has had another child at the age of 73
The rocker from Richmond and ballerina Melanie Hamrick's welcomed a son in New York.
Sir Mick has seven other children from previous relationships ; their ages range from 17 to 46.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Richmond, Wandsworth, Hillingdon and Windsor & Maidenhead councils, have today served legal papers on the Government
They’ve teamed up with Greenpeace, over the decision to allow the expansion of Heathrow airport.
The ‘coalition’ is seeking a Judicial Review of the decision.
If successful, it is hoped the case will be heard in the High Court early next year, and if successful, the decision for a third runway will be overturned.
Former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith upheld his pledge to residents by resigning as MP for Richmond Park following the decision which he says "is disastrous."
He was not elected back to Parliament, but Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney has promised to continue the fight, despite the party coming under fire, as it was then Business Secretary Vince Cable who was in Government when the initial plans were put up for review by Sir Howard Davies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm
A fire is causing delays in Epsom
It broke out in La Piccola cafe near the Christmas market just after 1.30.
It's believed a woman has suffered burns to her face.
You’re being advised to avoid the main high street. Nine fire engines are in attendance.
Police also say due to the amount of people evacuating the Christmas Market, there may be longer delays.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm
Kingston Council has come under fire after it was revealed a new road scheme has netted it over half a million pounds in just one week
Bollards were put up in Surbiton Crescent, near the Portsmouth Road, earlier this year as part of a trial.
However, last month, the trial stopped and drivers using the route, which is now only for buses and taxis, began being fined.
A letter sent to councilors has revealed that 8,055 penalty charge notices were issued between November the 14th and 20th.
A number of listeners have contacted Jackie News in the last few weeks complaining that the scheme has not been well publicised.
51 year old Adam Lever from New Malden has been using the road for years. He says he continued using it because he didn't realise the signs were meant only for buses and taxis, and he hadn't heard anything about a trial.
Kingston Council says; Residents who live in the restricted area were sent letters in July advising them of the changes.
The letters make it clear that access to Surbiton Crescent will be restricted from Surbiton Road, however they can still use the section of Surbiton Crescent south of Anglesea Road.
It also said; High levels of contravention have been observed in the initial days of enforcement and a large number of penalties have been issued. However the number of contraventions is declining rapidly, as is typical in these situations.
Drivers were also told they need to be aware of what road signs mean.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
The parents of a boy killed by a drink-driver in Purley have received a minister’s promise to consider automatic jail sentences
Mark and Shaena Beresford want every driver who causes a death after drinking to spend at least one night behind bars.
21-year-old George was knocked down yards from his family’s home in February this year, by a BMW driver who was over the limit.
The young graduate died in hospital three days later, but the driver left court with just a fine and a 28-month driving ban.
The Beresfords took their call directly to a justice minister who was moved by their case and pledged to seriously consider their proposals
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Britain's biggest police force says a dedicated team of officers will look into allegations of historical sex abuse at football clubs in London
The Metropolitan Police say they will work with those involved with Operation Hydrant, which investigates claims linked to high-profile figures.
Dozens of forces are looking into claims of abuse in the sport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
A reward of £10,000 is being put up by police investigating a murder at a pool party in Headley.
Ricardo Hunter, also known as ‘forty’, was found dead in the garden of a house in Church Lane in the early hours of July the 25th.
The 34 year old was shot dead during a pool party at the property, and pronounced dead at the scene.
Around 300 people attended the party that evening, and officers still want to speak to anyone who hasn’t yet come forward.
The money will be awarded to anyone who supplies information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Two people arrested at the time in connection with the death, are currently on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm
Tooting teenager accused of stabbing American tourist 'well enough to stand trial'
The lawyer for a teenager from Tooting accused of stabbing a tourist to death has told a court he's well enough to stand trial.
At a previous hearing, it was claimed Zakaria Bulhan had psychiatric issues that needed looking into.
The 19-year-old allegedly killed American Darlene Horton and injured five other people in Russell Square in July this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Polluted air weakening Londoner's immune systems
Hundreds of thousands of Londoners may be having their immune system slowly aggravated by toxic diesel fumes.
That’s according to leading expert, Dr Ian Mudway, who stressed that people with existing lung conditions are particularly vulnerable.
Kensington and Chelsea is one of the worst boroughs in London for pollution, and has been for five years in a row.
Dr Mudway also warned that thousands of Londoners will be unaware that their lungs are being slowly inflamed by toxic pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am
Three properties burgled in Surrey on weekend
Three families from Surrey have been burgled over the weekend.
The thieves broke into two houses on Croft Road and one on Wheeler Lane.
They took jewellery valued at more than £2,000, a saxophone, cash and a Canon camera.
Surrey Police are treating all three burglaries as linked due to the way the thieves broke in, the items stolen and the specific surrey locations targeted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am
Dame Kelly Holmes wins Lifetime Achievment Award
Kelly Holmes has won the Lifetime achievement award at the Pride of Sport Awards last night.
The Olympic legend won gold medals in both 800m and 1500m in dramatic style at the Olympics in Athens.
Kelly Holmes told us what helped her with her success:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am
Shooting Star Chase Hospices: Caring for whole family improves palliative care
Shooting Star Chase hospices are supporting recent national guidance about caring for the entire family during a child’s death.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recently released guidance to improve palliative care by supporting the family.
Shooting Star, which has hospices in Hampton and Guildford, says they pride themselves on their family-focused approach.
Bosses say it’s imperative parents, siblings and extended family are supported at such a difficult time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am
Police Appeal to Trace Wanted Man thought to be in Hounslow or Feltham area
Detectives are appealing for information to trace a wanted man sought in connection with kidnap and assault in Hounslow.
Courtnie Greene failed to answer police bail after his arrest for violent disorder and knife possession in relation to an incident at the Old Isleworthians Rugby Club in July.
Police also want to speak to Greene in connection with a kidnap and assault incident in October.
Greene is described as 5ft 8ins and of large build. He is known to have links to the Feltham area.
The 21-year-old is considered dangerous and should not be approached the public. Anyone who sees him is advised to call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am
England's Eddie Jones wins Coach of the Year Award
England Rugby Union coach, Eddie Jones has been named the Coach of the Year at the Pride of Sport Awards last night.
The former Australia coach has helped England equal their record of 14 successive wins.
GB Hockey’s Danny Kerry and Leicester Manager Claudio Ranieri were the other two finalists up for the award.
Jones spoke to Jackie about England Ruby’s unbeaten year:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am
Plans to Crackdown on Anti-Social Behaviour in Tooting
The council is asking for people’s opinions on plans to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Tooting.
Over the last 12 months there have been an increase in street drinking and begging in Tooting Town Centre.
The council is proposing to bring in a Public Spaces Protection Order in a bid to fix the issue.
The PSPO will mean police can confiscate alcohol, and have more powers to deal with beggars and people behaving in an anti-social way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am
Croydon Council to Invest Millions of Pounds to Tackle Homelessness
Croydon Council want to invest an extra 15 million pounds to tackle homelessness.
So far, the council has invested 30 million pounds, which has provided good quality, long term housing for 151 households.
The extra investment would create 47 more two-bedroom properties.
The council cabinet will make a decision on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Hounslow ice cream seller fined thousands of pounds
An ice cream seller in Hounslow has been fined over four thousand pounds after he ignored warnings and continued trading illegally.
Laurence John Vella was prosecuted and fined over one thousand pounds last year for trading without a licence in Holloway Road.
He continued selling his ice creams and this year evaded council officers by driving away from them.
After failing to pay two fixed penalty notices, the issue was taken to Ealing Magistrates court and he was fined a total of £4,307.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm
Teenage girl missing from Battersea
A 14 year old girl is missing from Battersea.
Nafisah Hemmuth- Fuller was last seen at 11.30 last night in Culvert Road.
She’s described as a light skinned black girl of thin build and approximately 5ft6.
She was last seen wearing a black headscarf, black jacket, a black and red checked shirt and black trousers.
You can see a picture of her on our website radiojackie.com/news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm
Motorcyclist taken to hospital following collision in Epsom
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a serious collision in Epsom.
Emergency services were called to the A24 Dorking Road at Wells Road at 12.30pm this afternoon, after a car and motorbike collided.
The area was cordoned off all afternoon while officers investigated, but has now been reopened.
Police are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm
Hounslow is Ready for Severe Weather
Hounslow Council is reassuring residents it has everything in place to deal with severe weather.
The Highways team, which manages the borough’s streets, has its winter service in full flow.
It has a fleet of six gritters and 2,500 tonnes of salt ready to be used.
Street cleansing staff with shovels and salt are also on hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Domestic Advisors are now on Call Across Croydon
Three domestic abuse advisors are now on call across Croydon.
They form part of the council’s Family Justice Team, and aim to make it easier for victims to come forward.
It’s also hoped they’ll help identify people who may be in trouble, before a situation deteriorates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Midwives from Epsom Urging Pregnant Women to get Flu Jab
Midwives at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are urging pregnant women to get their flu jab this winter.
Flu can lead to complications such as low birthweight, premature birth or even stillbirth.
Midwives say the vaccine is safe during any stage of pregnancy.
It’s free for pregnant women and is available from your GP or pharmacy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Fire in Putney
Fire has broken out at a flat in Putney.
Fire fighters were called to Kersfield Road just after 10 this morning.
Part of a flat on the first floor of the building was damaged by the blaze
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Kew Gardens wins 'Best Attraction in London'
Kew Gardens has been voted ‘Best Attraction in London’ at the 2016 Worldwide Attraction Awards.
Over 23,000 public votes were cast to decide the top attractions across 19 categories, which included The London Eye and The Shard.
The winners were decided by a public vote and a judging panel of industry experts.
Kew Gardens has seen a record breaking number of visitors walking through its gates in 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am
UPDATE: Missing teenager from Croydon found
16-year-old Paige Ross who went missing from Croydon yesterday has been found.
Police would like to thank the public for their help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am
Teenager in Court Accused of Murdering Rising Rap Star in Thornton Heath
A teenager has appeared in court accused of stabbing a rising rap star through the heart during a knife fight outside a pizza shop.
Ashley Newman,18, is accused of murdering rapper Mujaahid Wilson, known as “Tiny Sneaky” in Thornton Heath in March.
CCTV captured the alleged knife attack outside Mama's Pizzas, on the 20-year-old, who died shortly afterwards.
Newman denies murder, claiming he acted in self-defence - the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am
Green Party denies taking £250,000 bribe in Richmond Park By-election
The Green Party has denied taking a £250,000 bribe to sit out and support the Lib Dems in the Richmond Park by-election.
A leaked report from the Kingston Green Party suggests an anonymous donor put up the cash on the proviso the party enter a ‘progressive alliance’.
According to the Times, senior Green sources confirmed the donation was ‘discussed’ by activists and a staff member.
But they also claimed it was an ‘error’ to raise it and was not conditional on backing down from the by-election.
The by-election was triggered by Zac Goldsmith’s resignation from the Conservative Party, but he lost by fewer than 2,000 votes to Lib Dem Sarah Olney after running as an independent.
In a statement the Green Party denied the claims: “This is an unofficial report from three members of Kingston Green Party and is not officially recognised by either the national Green Party or the local party in question. Many of the claims are disputed and this report has been referred to the Green Party Regional Council and will be looked into as soon as possible.
"The Green Party has not accepted any major donations connected with the Richmond Park by-election and no donation offer was contingent on the Party not fielding a candidate. Any donation accepted by the Green Party must meet strict ethical criteria and that includes the donation not being used to gain leverage over strategic decisions."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am
MP for Runnymede and Weybridge in South Africa to Improve Business Links
The chancellor's flown into South Africa - as he tries to improve economic links with the country.
MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond, is meeting company bosses and ministers.
It's part of a global tour - which also takes in Japan and South Korea - aimed at strengthening international links after the country leaves the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Commuters Face Second Day of Travel Chaos
Fed-up commuters face yet more chaos on Southern Rail services today on the second day of strike action.
Around half of Southern’s services were cancelled yesterday as drivers started an indefinite ban on overtime.
Meanwhile the latest RMT union strike began over the long-running dispute over changes to the role of conductors.
Having already endured months of delays, cancellations and overcrowding on trains, commuters face strike action until tomorrow.
Then a wave of nine more days of drivers' strike is set to begin on 13th December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am
Song Recorded by Hospice Patients & Staff Aiming for Xmas Number 1
It’s hoped a remake of a 1980s hit by Mike and the Mechanics, will beat the likes of the X Factor to the Number 1 spot this Christmas.
Lucy Mayer reports:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am
Photo and Name Released of 24-year-old Fulham Murder Victim
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Fulham have named the victim as 24-year old Salim Coulter.
Police were called to reports of shots fired in Walham Grove on Monday evening at around 9.30pm.
Salim had been shot in the head as he got into his friend’s car after eating at Jerky Chicken restaurant and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect made off on foot away from North End Road towards the Harwood Arms pub. Police are urging anyone who saw anything to get in touch with them.
A post-mortem will take place tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am
Nominations open for Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award
Do you know an outstanding young person who could be nominated for the 2017 Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award?
They could be making a major contribution to their school or display acts of good citizenship in their community.
It’s open to young people who were under 19 on the 1st September this year, who live or go to school in the borough.
Individual winners get up to £500 in funding as well as a trophy. The closing date for entries is February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Former QPR player allegedly sexually assaulted by ex-chief scout
An investigation has opened after a former Queens Park Rangers player has said he was sexually assaulted by their ex-chief scout in the 70s.
The allegations are against Chris Gieler, who worked at the club for about 30 years and became youth development manager in 1979.
Mr Gieler left there in 2003 and died a year later. In a statement, QPR said it would ‘co-operate fully in any forthcoming investigation.’
In total 55 amateur and professional football clubs are linked to allegations of abuse - going back several decades.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Former Wimbledon winner has criticised Novak Djokovic - after their three year partnership has come to an end
Former Wimbledon winner Boris Becker has criticised Novak Djokovic for not working hard enough – after the pair announced their split.
He attacked the 12-time grand slam winner saying he had not put his all into the sport over the last six months.
It’s just weeks after Andy Murray took the world number one spot off the Serb.
In a statement, Djokovic thanked his former coach for his dedication and commitment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am
Missing 82-year old from Fulham has been found
82-year old Ray Wheeler from Fulham has been found safe and well.
Ray was reported missing after he was last seen at 1pm yesterday.
Police thank the public and media for their support and help in locating him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 am
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses in Fulham murder
Police are appealing for help regarding a shooting outside Jerky’s Caribbean restaurant in Fulham last night.
A gunman was waiting for his victim to leave the restaurant and shot him dead whilst he was getting into a friend’s car – a silver and black Renault Captur.
It happened at around 9.30pm and detectives are keen to speak to anyone who has any footage of the moments leading up to the murder.
Officers are directly appealing to any cyclists or drivers who were in Walham Grove or North End Road from 8.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm
Smart Rail Tickets to be Rolled out Nationally
The transport secretary says he's ordered the rail industry to roll out smart tickets across England.
MP for Epsom & Ewell, Chris Grayling, says he wants to see the success of London's Oyster Card replicated nationally.
He says paper tickets should be phased out - in favour of options which save travellers time and money:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm
QPR "will take abuse allegations very seriously" against former employee
Queens Park Rangers football club have said they are aware of historical child abuse allegations made against a former employee.
The west London Championship club said it is taking the allegations against Chris Gieler very seriously and will co-operate fully with the investigation.
Mr Gieler was employed by QPR for about 30 years and worked in youth development and as chief scout.
He left the club in 2003 and died the following year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm
Clapham and Croydon Busiest Stations for Train Changes in UK
New figures have revealed that Clapham Junction and East Croydon are the busiest train stations for interchanges in the UK.
According to figures released by the Office of Rail and Road, 30.4 million passengers changed at Clapham Junction in a year.
East Croydon followed with about seven million connections, and Waterloo was third with about six million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm
Christian Wolmar doesn't think Network Rail will ever be Stripped of its Power
Network Rail could be stripped of its total control over railway tracks in England.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants the publicly-owned firm to share the responsibility - with the private firms who run the trains on those lines.
The MP Epsom and Ewell thinks it'll improve passengers' journeys.
But Labour's Christian Wolmar, who was a candidate in the Richmond Park by-election and also a railway historian, doesn't think it'll ever happen:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm
Police Concerned about Missing 16-year-old from Croydon
Police are increasingly concerned about a 16-year-old girl with medical issues who is missing from Croydon.
Paige Ross was last seen at noon today when she left Croydon University hospital.
She is described as a white female, 5ft 5ins, with brown straight hair.
Paige is known to frequent Croydon Town Centre.
Officers are increasingly concerned for her well-being and urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to call police on 0208 649 0145 or Missing People on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm
Clapham Junction and East Croydon are the UK’s top stations for interchanges
More than 30 million route changes have been made at Clapham Junction over the last year, according to the Office of Rail and Road.
It was followed by East Croydon, with 7 million interchanges, and Waterloo, with 6 million.
But, Waterloo topped the list for the highest number of exits and entries, with Clapham in tenth place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm
Two men from Birmingham have been convicted of giving thousands of pounds of overpaid benefits to a terror suspect
Last summer they met Mohamed Abrini, the alleged Brussels bomber known as the 'man in the hat'.
Kingston Crown Court heard Abrini had suggested the UK was too well protected for terror attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
A man's been arrested at Heathrow Airport, on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts
The 22-year-old was held after returning to the UK last week - but the details have only just been released.
The suspect, whose arrest relates to conflicts overseas, has since been bailed until February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
A man accused of dragging a 17 year old girl out of Pizza Hut in Epsom, sexually assaulting and stabbing her, has been found guilty of the crime
33 year old Costica Voedes has been convicted of two counts of rape and two counts of wounding with intent to cause GBH after the attack in Waterloo Road in June.
He was also found guilty of one count of threatening to kill and one of intimidating a witness.
He was however, found not guilty of two other counts of rape and one of attempted murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Transport secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling, says he will meet with striking Southern unions . . . if they call off action.
Commuters experienced huge delays this morning, and are experiencing massive problems again this afternoon.
It’s all down to the first day of a 72-hour strike across the Southern rail network.
The RMT union walked out at midnight in the continuing dispute over the role of conductors.
The drivers' union, Aslef, has also begun an overtime ban.
Only 50% of services are running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
#Fulham murder update
A murder investigation's underway after a 24-year-old man was shot dead in Fulham.
It happened in Walham Grove at 9.30 last night.
Met Police say it appears “the gunman had been lying in wait” for the victim and his friend to return to their car from a restaurant
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
A man from Birmingham's been found guilty of supplying money to the Brussels bombing suspect known as the 'man in the hat'
Zakaria Boufassil gave £3,000 in cash to Mohamed Abrini when they met in a park last July.
A jury at Kingston Crown Court has found the 26 year-old guilty of a terrorism offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
A community stalwart who campaigned for the rights of disabled people in Richmond for more than 30 years and founded a charity which champions independent living, was honoured at a tree planting ceremony
Richard Kember died last year.
At his tree-planting ceremony in Crane Park, the Ruils founder, who 'more than anything wanted society to change' and 'stop disabling disabled people', his friends, family and colleagues paid tribute to the life-long legacy he has left in Richmond.
Cathy Maker, Chief Executive of Ruils, a charity which supports disabled people who live in Richmond on an individual basis, and helps people to live independently and in their homes, described Richard as a 'humble man' who would 'never have allowed us to honour his work'.
"He could turn his hand to anything and had an incredible energy and determination," she said.
"This really came to play in his campaign work, whether it was waving placards demanding changes to services, sitting in advisory boards, committees and action groups - Richard loved to campaign.
More than anything he wanted society to change. He wanted society to stop disabling people. But equally he was frustrated by the way that some disabled people accepted the status quo."
Earlier this year Richard received a Posthumous award at the prestigious Community Awards, which is organised by Richmond Council to recognise unsung heroes who go the extra mile for the local community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Kensington and Chelsea, is second only to Westminster, for the highest rate of deaths caused by pollution in the capital
But, latest figures from Public Health England show the fatality rate is actually falling.
Putney (pictured) and Oxford High streets used to hold the record for the most polluted high streets in the UK.
However, continued work by Wandsworth council has seen a drop of 80% for Nitrogen Dioxide pollution level for the former.
Pollution has also fallen in some outer London boroughs, with the biggest drops being seen in Croydon, Sutton and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Zac Goldsmith has told supporters “it’s preferable to lose doing the right thing, than to win on a deception.”
The former MP for Richmond Park has spoken out following his defeat to the Lib Dems at last week’s by election.
In an open letter to residents, he says he’s proud of the things he’s achieved over the last six years.
He says his commitment to ongoing issues, particularly the environment, will continue as a resident, rather than as an MP.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm
A lorry driver has been pulled over by police on the M25 for using his phone behind the wheel
The man was driving a 44 tonne HGV when he was stopped near Junction 10 for Wisley.
He was handed a penalty, and had his financial deposit, which acts as a security against drivers who don't have a UK address, taken.
It was announced in September that drivers caught using mobiles are to face "much tougher penalties," with fines and points doubling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, has welcomed his new colleague Sarah Olney to Parliament.
The New MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston joins Tom as the second Lib Dem elected for London.
He said she’ll make a “fantastic addition” to the team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
The Football Association says its review into non-recent child sexual abuse in sport will look at what the organisation knew at the time.
The inquiry - led by a top lawyer - will look at claims back to the 1970s, and as recent as 2005.
It will also assess what lessons can be learned by the organisation.
Meanwhile Queens Park Rangers say they've been made aware of allegations against former chief scout Chris Gieler - and will cooperate fully with any investigations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following an altercation at a football match in West Byfleet.
Officers were called to the Recreation Ground at around 2.30pm to the incident.
Two men were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries and have since been discharged.
Anyone who saw what happened is urged to contact officers immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
A planned strike by Tube drivers has been suspended following last minute talks.
Drivers on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines were due to walk out at 9.30 tonight.
The action was expected to cause further stress to commuters already facing chaos from striking Southern railway workers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Kingston High Street has now re-opened.
It had been closed following Friday's bus fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am
Heathrow is giving passengers the chance to have their own heartfelt reunion in arrivals, just as the teddy bears in their Christmas film did.
The airport has partnered with artist Ben Eine to create a range of personalised banners that you can greet your loved ones with.
They’re available to pick up at Heathrow or online.
All donations for personalised banners will go to Oxfam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
A young man has been shot in Fulham.
The victim, in his early 20s, was killed by a gunman as he climbed into the passenger seat of a friend’s parked car last night.
The suspect fled the scene in Walham Grove.
A murder investigation has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am
A man has died following a flat fire in Croydon.
The Brigade was called to the blaze on Kemble Road yesterday evening.
Crews rescued a man from the living room of the first floor flat. He was taken to hospital where he later died.
Around half of the property was damaged by the fire.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am
Police have released CCTV footage of two men they wish to speak to about a robbery in Mitcham.
On the 21st of October, officers were called shortly before 8.30pm to the incident in Northumberland Gardens.
As the 49 year old victim parked his car, he was approached by two men on a moped.
He was threatened with a knife before the two suspects drove off with his wallet, phone and laptop.
On the 31st of October, two males matching the description of the robbers visited a nearby shop in Danbrook Road.
They used bank cards stolen from the victim’s wallet before they were blocked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am
Richmond Park and North Kingston’s new MP, Sarah Olney, says she is seeking urgent answers from Sadiq Khan.
She’s asking why a £154m investment in cycling will apparently still not extend the cycle hire scheme to Richmond.
During the recent by-election campaign, Sarah rode through her constituency to highlight the need for the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
Police are hunting for vandals who damaged a minibus used for transporting children with special needs to school in Ashford.
The Peugeot Boxer minibus was parked in Chesterfield Road when an abusive message was scratched onto the passenger side.
The incident happened between the 23rd and 25th of November.
PC Cheryl Williams said repairs are likely to cost the company, who own several minibuses converted for disabled children, hundreds of pounds.
Anyone with any information is urged to get in contact with police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am
It's claimed rail passengers will see some of the worst disruption in years from today due to a wave of strikes.
Changes to the role of conductors and a row over driver-only trains are at the centre of protests by workers on Southern Railway.
Members from RMT are due to walk out for three days while drivers union Aslef will start an overtime ban ahead of strikes later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 am
Three Croydon parks set to become more 'cycle friendly'
Three of Croydon’s main parks are to become more “cycle-friendly” after the council’s decision to invest in better paths and signage.
Lloyd Park, Park Hill Recreation Ground and Wandle Park will all be receiving new cycle routes.
The council say the improvements will make riding a bike to school or work a more pleasant and safer experience.
The project is part of a nearly £4 million investment to improve connections across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 am
Kingston high street set to re-open
Kingston High Street should reopen later this morning.
It was closed on Friday after a double decker bus caught fire outside the Guildhall.
No one was injured, but the road, which had melted, had to be resurfaced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 am
Plans to strip Network Rail of its complete control of England's railway tracks are being outlined by the government.
Plans to strip Network Rail of its complete control of England's railway tracks are being outlined by the government.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants Network Rail to share the responsibility with private train operating companies.
He believes it'll make the network much more efficient:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 am
Comedian Tim Vine, a Sutton United supporter, has spoken about the FA Cup draw
Non-league Sutton's reward for reaching the third round of the FA Cup is a home tie with AFC Wimbledon.
They'll meet the League One side next month, having beaten fourth tier Cheltenham in round two.
Comedian Tim Vine is a Sutton supporter and spoke about his views on the draw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 am
Monday, 5 December 2016
Police want to Speak to Man who Punched Passenger in "Unprovoked" Tube Attack
Police would like to speak to a man after an alleged “violent and unprovoked” attack on the District line in west London.
The man got on the train at Stamford Brook and sat opposite his victim.
Moments later he walked over to the 45-year-old man, who was standing by the carriage doors, and punched him in the face.
The alleged assault took place between 8.35pm and 8.45pm on 19th October.
Anyone on the Tube carriage when the incident occurred is urged to get in touch on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 186 of 05/12/16.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm
Union Claims Consultations to Close St Helier Hospital to Begin in January
A union is claiming consultations are due to take place in January, on proposals to close St Helier hospital in Carshalton.
GMB Union member Paul Maloney, says sources within the NHS Trust board, have confirmed the plan.
Last month, a report by the King’s Fund intimated a hospital in the local area would have to close.
These areas named were Croydon, Richmond, Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Epsom and Ewell.
In a statement, the hospital said there are no plans to close, or announce the closure of, St Helier Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm
Surrey Derby Drawn in FA Cup Third Round
AFC Wimbledon have drawn Sutton United in the FA Cup Third Round draw this evening.
Non-league Sutton will host league-one Wimbledon in a mouth-watering Surrey derby.
Elsewhere, Brentford could host non-league FC Halifax or Eastleigh whilst Chelsea could host Notts County or Peterborough.
QPR face Blackburn whilst Fulham travel to Cardiff and Crystal Palace to Bolton.
All matches will take place from 6th to 9th January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm
Vulnerable Teenager Still Missing
Police in Hammersmith and Fulham Borough are appealing for help to find a vulnerable missing teenage girl.
17-year-old Annabelle Galvin from Shepherd's Bush, was last seen at 10pm on Thursday 10th November.
Annabelle is described as white, around 5ft 6ins, of slight build, with very long highlighted blonde hair usually worn in a pony tail.
Annabelle is known to frequent areas in Hammersmith and Fulham and Wandsworth, as well as south-west London in general.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm
Treasure Hunters on the Thames will now Have to Pay
Mudlarks will have to pay to hunt for treasure on the Thames after a surge in popularity of the pastime.
The Port of London Authority have made the changes in a bid to save London’s archaeological heritage.
It was free to search for objects on the foreshore but you now must hold a permit, which costs £32 for a day or £75 for three years.
Last month it was revealed that Tobias Neto from Putney found a medal from the Crimean War which was worth £50,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm
Hipsters Driving up Tooting House Prices
New research has found Hipsters are driving up Tooting houses prices.
Property website Zoopla looked at the impact on house prices so called “Hipster hotspots” have, which attract young, creative people.
They found that some neighbourhoods had become more “gentrified” by young home buyers who had been priced out of nearby areas.
Tooting featured in the top ten “UK Hipster hotspots”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm
A planned 24-hour strike by drivers on two London Underground lines have been suspended
It was due to start tomorrow evening on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines following a breakdown in industrial relations.
But the RMT union says there have been successful talks at the conciliation service, Acas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm
Sergio Aguero will face a four-match ban for his sending off in their Premier League defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
He was shown a red card for a bad challenge on David Luiz.
The Football Association says City midfielder Fernandinho will miss three-games for his altercation with Cesc Fabregas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Detectives investigating an unprovoked assault on a shopkeeper in Fulham have released CCTV of two people they want to question
On Wednesday, the 21st of September at midday, a man and a woman in their 30s entered Riz Repair in North End Road.
They said they wanted a replacement of a product they had bought, but the shopkeeper denied selling it to them.
The shopkeeper alleges the woman then went behind the till and stole items. He was head-butted by the man when he asked for them back.
The victim sustained a deep cut above his eye in the attack, which required stitches.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the attack, or anyone who recognises the people in the CCTV to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Judges at the Supreme Court insist they're not interested in the argument for and against the UK leaving the EU, but just the legal issues
Evidence is being heard which will eventually decide the process - and whether parliament - should trigger Brexit.
Transport secretary, and Epsom MP, Chris Grayling says the government thinks MPs shouldn't be involved, but that's up to judges to decide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
Kingston High Street due to re-open tomorrow after bus caught fire on Friday
No one was injured, but the road was damaged and has been undergoing resurfacing work.
Meanwhile, a number of swans rescued from the Hogsmill River when the bus’s oil leaked into it, are getting on swimmingly.
They’ve been taken to the Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton.
You can see a video of how well they are doing on our Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
Richmond Park’s new MP Sarah Olney has been officially welcomed in Parliament this afternoon
The Lib Dem won the seat at the by election on Thursday.
Independent candidate and former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, triggered the by election after resigning over the Government’s stance on Heathrow expansion.
But, Ms Olney claimed victory with her campaigning on Brexit, saying she would vote against leaving if and when the vote is put to MPs.
73% of people in the constituency voted to remain.
But, Ms Olney has faced criticism over the weekend from Brexiteers who say she "cannot change the overall outcome."
There were also calls, some made as a joke and some made more seriously, to "re-run the by election" in reference to Ms Olney's stance on the Brexit vote, which was very close, like her by election result. She won by about 4%.
Miss Olney remains firm on her mandate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
Carshalton’s MP is calling for Southern bosses to be sacked
They’ve come under mounting pressure from commuters who have faced months of strike action; fares are also going up next year.
Tom Brake has today submitted a 2,000 strong petition to Downing Street calling on the Government to strip Southern of its franchise.
He says TfL should run the suburban routes instead, and also has another suggestion regarding compensation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
Kingston High Street is still closed after last week’s bus fire.
The blaze broke out on the 371 service on Friday morning.
Resurfacing works are being carried out where the road was damaged from the incident.
The driver of the bus was taken to hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation, and no one else was injured by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm
Officers have made a further arrest in relation to the inquiry into the death of West Molesey woman, Robyn Mercer.
A 24 year old woman, from Kent, was arrested this morning on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Five other people remain on bail in relation to the incident, which happened in March.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Hammersmith underground station was closed this morning after reports of a security alert.
It opened again at around 8.45.
The Piccadilly line has since announced a reduced service is operating on the line.
Earls Court was also temporarily closed this morning due to an absence of station staff, but has now re-opened.
The troubles on the underground come as the RMT Union is planning a two day strike on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City Lines.
It will hamper many of the Underground lines in West London, with service to Heathrow also affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am
Volunteers of the River Thames Boat Project raised £230 in Kingston yesterday.
They swapped their usual nautical uniform for Santa themed attire for the bucket collection.
The money will go towards the operation of the Thames Venturer, a wheelchair friendly, Dutch barge, which is moored in Kingston.
It hosts cruises for groups for people who are physically or mentally disabled, as well as ex-servicemen and the elderly.
The boat is also used as a “School of the River”, for environmental education activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am
Last talks will be held today to try to avoid the Tube and train strike later this week, which will see days of chaos for commuters.
A wave of strikes on the Piccadilly Line are due from tomorrow evening – it’s the fourth busiest line that takes us straight to four of Heathrow’s terminals.
If the strikes go ahead, there will be limited service on the Hammersmith and City line and a three-day walkout from tomorrow on Southern.
If both the RMT and Aslef strikes go ahead however, no Southern services will operate at all.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Banks on Sutton High Street have been praised for their vigilance preventing customers from being tricked out of their savings.
Staff at branches of Barclays, HSBC and NatWest raised concerns when elderly customers came in to make large withdrawals from accounts.
Police and Trading Standards officers were called and found they were being cheated by bogus builders and telephone scammers.
In one incident NatWest saved a customer nearly £6,000 after a rogue builder claimed urgent repairs were needed to fix an adjoining wall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery in Tooting.
On the 6th of July, officers were called shortly after 4.30am to the Food & Drinks store on Tooting Bec Road.
CCTV captured a man climbing the wall to get into the premises an hour earlier.
He tried several times to throw a towel over the camera and tried to access the shop unsuccessfully.
He’s described as Asian with short black hair and a beard.
He was wearing a dark blue top and a dark blue baseball cap with yellow writing on the front.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 am
Two Hammersmith and Fulham police officers have done their own #mannequinchallenge to illustrate the consequences of drunk driving.
The Met is continuing to tackle drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, particularly during the festive period.
Mannequin challenges have been circulating social media over the past few months and have gained huge audiences.
The officers thought this would be a good way to raise awareness of the dangers of being over the limit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am
Woking-based McLaren announce the winner of their Young Driver of the Year Award
The winner of this year’s Mclaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award was announced last night.
The Woking based Development Programme was won by 17-year old Lando Norris, who will now become a paid McLaren simulator driver.
The four finalists tested at Silverstone in October as well as undertaking simulator sessions and fitness tests conducted by McLaren.
Norris said this has really topped off his racing success this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Wimbledon champion loses in final of the Wheelchair Masters tennis
The Wimbledon and Paralympic champion Gordon Reid has lost out in the final of the Wheelchair Masters tennis – despite being world number one.
He lost in three sets to Belgium’s Joachim Gerard.
After winning the semi-final, he had secured his world status – alongside Andy and Jamie Murray, who top the singles and doubles rankings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Kingston residents are warned of fraudsters sending phishing emails
Residents in the Kingston area are being warned of fraudsters who are sending out phishing emails to both personal and business addresses.
You need to watch out for the subject heading ‘Crime Prevention Advice’ which appears to come from the Met Police and often contains a zip file attachment.
Also ‘donotreply’ is a frequent heading – which is followed by the victims’ own email, this type contains password stealing components.
The council say having up-to-date virus protection is essential and advice is to create regular backups of important files.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am
Conductors on Southern Rail will be striking again later this week - chaos for commuters through Clapham Junction
Conductors on Southern Rail will be striking again from tomorrow evening – which will cause complete chaos to all commuters in and out of Clapham Junction.
Combined actions by up to 400 drivers across Southern and the London Underground is likely to bring some services to a standstill.
The Piccadilly Line could also be closed for 24 hours, but fresh talks will be held at Acas today – to try to stop it going ahead. (look for update)
Commuters in Hammersmith, face a possible limited service on the Circle and Hammersmith and City Line too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Police continue to appeal for witnesses after an assault in an Epsom nightclub
Police continue to appeal for witnesses following an assault on an 18-year old woman in Epsom on Friday 25th November.
She was struck in the face with a champagne bottle when she became involved in an altercation with a man in Fever Nightclub.
It happened just before midnight and the victim was taken to hospital suffering from a broken cheekbone and fractured nose.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, of slim build, with shaven hair and was wearing a white top.
If you can help officers investigating the crime, you can contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 am
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Aguero's Tackle on Chelsea's Luiz was "Assault"
Man City striker Sergio Aguero's tackle on Chelsea defender David Luiz amounted to an "assault.”
That’s according to former Premier League referee, Howard Webb.
Chelsea secured a 3-1 victory over their title rivals yesterday with Hazard, Costa and Willian on target for Antonio Conte's side.
Man City’s Aguero received a straight red card for a lunge on Luiz, which sparked a huge scuffle on the pitch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm
Professor Sprout from Harry Potter Caught up in Race Row
A famous Harry Potter actress has been caught up in a race row after reportedly ‘humiliating’ a black fan at an autograph signing.
Miriam Margoyles has been accused of making a racist joke at the London Film Convention.
The 75-year-old was charging £5 for autographs when she allegedly said “Jews and blacks get a discount”.
A spokesperson for the actress, who is Jewish herself, said her comments were made in jest and not to offend anyone.
Miriam - who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series – has a house in Clapham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm
Teenager Stabbed in Broad Daylight in Streatham
A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in broad daylight in Streatham yesterday.
Police were called at around 1.50pm to reports of a street brawl in Streatham High Road.
Officers raced to the scene after hearing about a fight between a "large group" of youths outside the Tesco supermarket.
The teenager’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm
Commuters Warned of "Travel Chaos" this Week
Commuters have been warned to brace themselves for travel chaos as a walkout on Southern rail coincides with a strike by London Underground drivers.
Services will be hit from Tuesday in long-running disputes over issues that include staffing and safety.
The RMT union said mismanagement of the franchise was to blame.
There will be no Piccadilly line and significantly reduced service on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm
Thousands of Santas Run through Clapham
Nearly 3000 runners dressed up as Santas to run through Clapham common today in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
After completing the 5k and 10k courses, they were rewarded on the finish line with mince pies and mulled wine, as well as a brass band.
Fundraisers aimed to raise a total of £300,000 to give as an early Christmas present to the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Labour says Richmond Park is traditonally Lib Dem country
Labour's Angela Eagle says the Richmond Park victory drew on deep Lib Dem roots.
The party won a by-election in the South West London constituency during the week - overturning a huge majority held by Zac Goldsmith.
The former cabinet minister made this comment:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Senior Lib Dem reflects on Richmond Park victory
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says it's nice for the party to enjoy the Richmond Park victory after being battered and bruised in recent years.
His party won a by-election in the South West London constituency during the week - overturning a huge majority held by Zac Goldsmith.
The former deputy prime minister says it appears leaving the European Union is becoming the main issue on which elections are fought.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Return of the singing detective to Teddington.
You may remember the TV programme about a singing detective, now Teddington has got its very own booming bobby.
Sebastian Valentine sings and conducts the Collis Choral Singers, who will be in action tonight at 7pm at St Mark's church on St Mark's road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
St George's Mental Health Trust gets a pat on the back
St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust has welcomed the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s report which has rated their services ‘Good’.
The Inspectors were impressed with the staff, services and treatment of young people and their families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am
30 year old Richmond-based officer with Met charged with attempted rape
A serving Metropolitan police officer has been charged with attempted rape.
PC James McKibbin, 30, was off duty when he allegedly carried out the attack in South Croydon, south London, in 2012.
Mr McKibbin, who works in Richmond, has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.
He was arrested in April after a Met investigation and was charged on 7 November. He is currently on restricted duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am
Tories reflect on the Richmond Park Lib Dem win
A group of pro-EU Tory MPs have been reflecting on the Lib Dem victory in Richmond Park this week.
Former attorney general Dominic Grieve is among the group who have written in today's Observer, saying appearing to be "Ukip-lite" could lead to the party losing more seats to the
Lib Dems as it did in the south west London constituency this week.
They say there is a moderate core of Conservatives, who voted Remain and want to know what the prime minister is doing to avoid a so-called "hard Brexit".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am
Four fires across South West London
There’ve been four house fires overnight in Coulsdon, Hammersmith, New Malden and Tooting.
Twenty people got out safely before the London Fire Brigade arrived
at Leaden Hill in Coulsdon.
A boiler unit caught fire which spread to two floors.
In Hammersmith a woman was rescued from a terraced house in Petley road – she was treated by the London ambulance service for breathing in smoke. A man and a child escaped unhurt.
In Tooting – a woman was rescued by fire officers via an internal staircase in a terraced shop and home in Shrubbery Road.
She suffered burns to her arms and legs.
And fire broke out in a home on Coombe Rise in New Malden – nobody was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
Kingston one of the greenest boroughs
Kingston has been revealed as one of the highest ranked London boroughs for recycling.
Nearly 46% of residents there recycle, making it third in the study by Envirowaste, just falling behind Bexley and Bromley.
Lewisham was the worst ranked borough; just 17% of residents recycled their rubbish in 2014 and 2015.
The national average for recycling across the UK was 45 percent.
Bexley London Borough Council - 54.00%
Bromley London Borough Council - 48.00%
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames - 45.70%
Harrow London Borough Council - 45.10%
Hillingdon London Borough Council - 43.80%
Richmond Upon-Thames London Borough Council – 41.20%
Ealing London Borough Council – 40.10%
Croydon London Borough Council – 39.90%
Enfield London Borough Council – 38.50%
Barnet London Borough Council – 38.00%
Sutton London Borough Council – 37.60%
Merton London Borough Council – 37.50%
Haringey London Borough Council – 37.30%
Waltham Forest London Borough Council – 35.50%
Brent London Borough Council – 35.20%
Southwark London Borough Council – 34.60%
Hounslow London Borough Council – 34.50%
Greenwich London Borough Council - 34.30%
Islington London Borough Council – 32.80%
Havering London Borough Council – 32.40%
Redbridge London Borough Council – 28.70%
Lambeth London Borough Council – 28.30%
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council – 28.10%
Camden London Borough Council – 26.30%
Hackney London Borough Council – 25.30%
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – 25.30%
Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council – 23.40%
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council – 20.70%
Wandsworth London Borough Council – 20.70%
Westminster City Council - 19.10%
Newham London Borough Council - 17.20%
Lewisham London Borough Council - 17.10%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am
15 year-old girl still missing, could be in Epsom
Surrey Police are still looking for a 15 year-old girl who went missing from Nottingham last Saturday.
Kirsten Marachel disappeared from an address in Nottingham but is believed to be around the Epsom, Croydon and South Norwood areas.
She is described as white, 5 foot tall, of a medium build, with brown eyes and possibly dyed red hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am
Chelsea's apology could lead to more
Chelsea's apology to ex-striker Gary Johnson for sexual abuse he suffered as a youth player could lead to the club accepting liability for other cases.
That's the claim from the lawyer of another former player who also says he was abused by Chelsea scout Eddie Heath, who died in 1980s.
Tom West says the football club's statement is a step forward for victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 am