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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Tfl to boost transport in Merton and Hounslow


Transport for London will be giving funding to towns across the capital to improve transport, town centres and public spaces.

£220 million is to be distributed across London in total.

The plans include giving £2.9 million to Croydon for projects including widening cycle-ways.

Merton, Mitcham town centre and Hounslow will also all be getting over £2 million.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Chelsea consolidate top spot

Chelsea have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to nine points.

Diego Costa scored in a 1-nil victory at Crystal Palace - to extend their winning run in the top flight to 11 matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Cancellations at Heathrow

There’ve been 20 cancellations at Heathrow because of fog and the airport is receiving flights re-routed from London’s City Airport.

Meanwhile the planned strike by British airways cabin staff won’t affect long haul flights out of Heathrow at Christmas.

That’s according to travel journalist Simon Calder.

But the journalist says 30 short-haul flights to places which include Aberdeen and Warsaw in Poland may be affected.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Man arrested in Wandsworth due in court on murder charge.

A man's been charged with murder after a 24-year-old was shot dead near a takeaway in Fulham in west London last week.

Omar Hutson - who's 29 and of no fixed address - was arrested in Wandsworth in the south-west the capital yesterday.

He's due in court, also accused of trying to murder another man and possessing a firearm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Kingston University prof calms fears on bird flu

A Kingston professor says there’s no risk to the Christmas turkey from a new strain of bird flu.

A three kilometre protection zone's been set up around a Lincolnshire farm, because the disease has been detected there.

At least 5,000 turkeys in Louth have been infected with a weaker strain.

The birds will now be culled.

University Professor Mark Fielder insists there's no risk to the food chain.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

New Council housing plans for Roehampton

Approval’s been given for 21 new council flats on the site of a former community centre on the Putney Vale estate.

The development will be made up of nine homes for people with physical and learning disabilities, accommodation for an on-site support officer and 11 flats for residents on the estate who want to downsize.

This will free up homes for others in need of housing.

The redevelopment comes after residents petitioned for refurbishment of Newlands Hall. After its renovation, community services were transferred to that site and Stags House was closed.

The new development is part of a supported housing programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Friday, 16 December 2016

Missing Hounslow teenage girl

Police are appealing to help find a teenage girl who’s gone missing from Hounslow.

14 year old Iveta Masiliunaite was last seen at 7.30 last Sunday evening at her home.

Her family and officers are increasingly concerned for her welfare.

She’s described as white, 5 foot 4 inches tall, of slim build with long light brown or blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a grey hooded jumper and a black hooded jacket.

Anyone with information should contact Hounslow police by calling 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 pm  

Crystal Palace face league leaders Chelsea tomorrow


The London derby takes place at Selhurst Park with 25 points between the two sides.

Chelsea have won five of their last six Premier League games away to Crystal Palace.

But Manager Alan Pardew says Crystal Palace will make it as difficult as possible for the Blues.

Kick-off is 12:30
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 pm  

A man has died after he was hit by a lorry in Fulham this afternoon.

The pedestrian was struck by an HGV at the junction between New Kings Road and Fulham High Street at 3:30pm.

Medics tried to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lorry driver is helping the police with enquiries and has not been arrested.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

Government give £300,000 to Sutton Council for new cancer hub

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

The hub is a proposed 20-hectare campus that, when completed, would be the second-largest life-science cluster in the world.

It’ll be located on the site of the former Sutton hospital, and work closely with nearby Royal Marsden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

A number of compensation payments have been made to the victims of last month’s tram crash at Sandilands in Croydon

Those who have been awarded money include an HGV driver who suffered a serious brain injury.

Seven people died in the early morning derailment, and more than 50 were injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Southern rail commuters are enduring the third day of strike action in a week

The network is at a halt today.

Meanwhile, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been filmed knocking a cyclist off his bike as he opened his car door outside Parliament.

A spokesman for the Epsom MP says it was an “unfortunate accident” following the incident in October.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow the Travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

The Picadilly Line joins the Central, Victoria, Jubilee and Northern Lines by going 24/7 tonight

The Line, which serves areas including Osterley and Heathrow, is apparently “ready to go,” despite weeks of chaos.

A lack of trains means commuters have faced huge delays between Cockfosters and Heathrow for the last couple of weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

A man from Twickenham has fallen foul of his neighbours in Devon, where he has a second home

It’s after he set up a campaign against muckraking by farmers.

69 year old Jeremy Roe says he spends less time at his property in Hartland in North Devon, due to slurry being spread on fields.

But has come under fire from the farmers who say he shouldn’t be in Devon if he doesn’t want “country smells.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

A divorcee has won the right to fight her ex husband for their £2 million home in Chiswick

Eve and Edward Magiera were married for 27 years.

Bust she filed for divorce 15 years ago, and her then husband banned her from the property.

He is still trying to claim 905 of their wealth in court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Lidl is going to invest 70 million pounds in a new UK headquarters in Tolworth.

The German supermarket will create around 750 jobs as a result.

It plans to open 250 new stores in London as part of its three-year 1 and a half billion pound UK investment plan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Police have made two arrests in connection to a fatal shooting in Fulham.



On the 5th of December, 24 year old Salim Coulter (pictured), was killed as he got into the passenger seat of his friend's parked car in Walham Grove.

A 29 year old man was arrested this morning at an address in Wandsworth on suspicion of murder.

At the same address, a 27 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both remain in custody pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says his side are doubly focused for their upcoming derby matches.

They face Chelsea and Arsenal either side of a Premier League trip to Watford.

Pardew says Palace have an uncanny ability to raise their game against local opponents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

The London Ambulance Service has designated today “Black Friday.”

It’s the day when paramedics expect to see the most drink related call outs in the capital. They say it could be as many as 900 incidents.

On last year’s Black Friday, almost 50 people were attended to in one hour alone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

A 26-year-old Sunbury man wanted by police has now been located.

A warrant was issued for Nicholas Little after he breached the strict conditions of his probation licence by failing to reside at his approved premises.

He was found and arrested by officers in Sunbury yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A man’s been jailed at Kingston Crown Court for stalking and harassment offences.



26 year old Faisal Hussain was sentenced to four years and four months for thirteen offences.

Having been issued with a restraining order from the female victim in July, he went on to breach it multiple times.

He was arrested in September in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Mayor of London is thanked over his response to the Croydon tram crash

Solicitors working on behalf of the Croydon tram crash have thanked the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for his response to the disaster.

Seven people died in the early morning derailment last month, and more than 50 were injured.

Moore Blatch Solicitors have also welcomed the “swift response of TfL providing support to victims’ families.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Children from a number of primary schools will be planting trees at the new Langley Vale Wood today.



The centenary site, created by The Woodland Trust, began life in 2014.

Today will also see the ceremonial planting of an oak tree to mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of Verdun.

Residents will also be planting saplings at the site tomorrow, thanks to the Seeds to Trees project.

From The Woodland Trust.

England’s Centenary Wood, is Langley Vale Wood, 640 acres of rolling hills and grassy fields near Epsom Downs.

We hope to plant 200,000 native trees, including beech, rowan, hawthorn and oak and create carpets of striking wildflowers.

The land will be transformed into a peaceful place with natural habitats for the little owl, dormice, and our resident 6 pairs of lapwings that represent 17% of Surrey's population.

10,000 trees have already been planted at this site by school children and nearby residents.

Surrey is home to more ancient woodland than any other county and there are over 140 acres of existing woodland, mainly ancient, on this site.

Our woodland creation will link and buffer these vital habitats, creating a safe environment for wildlife to thrive.

It's this rich diversity of life that has led to parts of Langley Vale Wood being designated Sites of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI).

In autumn 2015, we announced that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was needed at the site.

The Environmental Statement for the woodland creation EIA has now been submitted to the Forestry Commission for review. A second EIA for visitor access of the site will be submitted to the planning authorities for review.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 am  

Richmond council is encouraging people to check how much they are drinking this Christmas.

Over 38,000 people in Richmond are drinking levels of alcohol that could be harmful, figures have revealed.

So the Richmond DrinkChecker has been set up to allow people to see how much they are drinking.

For more details please visit Richmond Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 am  

A Heathrow Airport baggage handler is among five men due in court today charged with drugs smuggling offences.

It's after 100 kilos of cocaine and 50 kilos of cannabis were found during police raids across London and the south-east of England.

Six other people arrested have been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 am  

Third day of Southern strike leaves commuters unhappy

This week's third strike on Southern Railway is expected to cause more disruption for commuters.

There will be no Southern services through Wandsworth Common, Battersea Park or Clapham Junction, after a deal wasn’t reached from talks earlier this week.

Drivers are walking out in a row over who operates the doors on trains.

These passengers are fed up.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Chelsea legend - Zola explains why it's hard taking over as Birmingham manager

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola says it'll be tough to follow on from Gary Rowett as Birmingham manager.

The Italian will take charge of the Championship side for the first time tomorrow at home to second-top Brighton.

They're eighth in the table - and Rowett's sacking was unexpected.

Zola says he has sympathy for the former boss.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Heathrow baggage handler charged for allegedly smuggling drugs

A Heathrow Airport baggage handler is among five men to be charged with alleged drugs smuggling.

It's after police found 100 kilos of cocaine and 50 kilos of cannabis during raids across London and the south-east of England.

The group are due to appear in court tomorrow.

Six other people arrested have been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Croydon care home victims could get millions of pounds in compensation

Victims who grew up in a care home in Croydon could get tens of millions of pounds in compensation for abuse they suffered as children.

Lambeth Council says they'll be able to make a fast-track claim.

Today, a group representing 700 people who say they were abused at Shirley Oaks children's home released the findings of their own investigation.

Council leader Lib Peck says she can only apologise:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm  

Police release e-fit image of man who they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Epsom



Police are asking the public for help in identifying the man in an e-fit image following a burglary in Epsom.

Officers want to speak with the man in connection to a break in to a property in South View on 15th November at around 11.30am.

A small quantity of cash and a gold necklace were taken.

The man is described as white, around 6ft 1”, of a medium build, in his early twenties with a short brown beard and cropped straight hair.

He was wearing a dark green puffer jacket, a white t-shirt and dark trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Cyclist is knocked off his bike by the Transport Secretary and MP for Epsom & Ewell

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has knocked a cyclist off his bike.

The Guardian's got hold of footage which shows the cyclist crashing to the ground as the MP for Epsom & Ewell opens his car door outside the Palace of Westminster in October.

A spokesman for Mr Grayling says he immediately went to apologise and check if the cyclist was all right.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:57 pm  

Children in Kensington & Chelsea are highest performers for Sats tests

11-year-olds in Kensington & Chelsea are the highest performing in reading, writing and maths out of the whole of London.

The borough topped the list with 70% of pupils leaving primary school getting the required academic levels.

The City of London got 89% but has just one primary school.

Pupils in Bromley and Richmond followed on 67%, then Sutton on 65%.

On average, London primary schools outperformed pupils from the rest of the country, despite controversial changes to the Sats tests this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm  

Decision on Tolworth Lidl to be decided tonight

Councillors will vote tonight on whether or not supermarket giant Lidl can build its headquarters in Tolworth.

A planning application for the offices, complete with 445 parking spaces in Jubilee Way, will be presented at the Guildhall at 7.30.

It is estimated the development could bring with it about 750 jobs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

Appeal for witnesses after assault in Chertsey

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted outside a fried chicken shop in Chertsey.

The victim was leaving the shop on Windsor Street when he was randomly attacked by another customer at around 10.45pm on 11th November.

He then drove off in a black Mercedes while the victim was taken to hospital with head injuries.

Police are keen to trace people who saw the assault, as CCTV from the shop shows a number of witnesses they are yet to speak to.

Anyone with information is urged to get in contact with the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

The third Southern rail strike of the week will go ahead tomorrow.

Talks aimed at ending the dispute finished without agreement, but more discussions are planned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Former Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola says he understands the pressure will be on as he takes over as the new Birmingham manager

He's been appointed with the Championship club eighth in the table.

Predecessor Gary Rowett's sacking was something of a surprise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Sky has agreed to a takeover by 21st Century Fox.

It values the company, based in Isleworth, at around £18 and a half billion pounds, or £10.75 per share.

Labour has accused the company of trying to get the deal through before Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Lambeth Council has apologised to victims and relatives of children who were sexually abused in their care homes decades ago

It'll now look into compensation which could run into millions of pounds.

It's after a victims' support group released its own interim report.

Raymond Stevenson's the founder of the Shirley Oaks Survivors' Association in Croydon.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Victoria and Cruz Beckham surprise charity in #Twickenham



Otakar Kraus Music Trust is a charity that provides music therapy for vulnerable children and adults in the area.

Last weekend, they received a surprise visit from Victoria and Cruz Beckham, who wanted to come and meet some of the people who benefit from the charity.

Cruz is venturing into the music business, with the release of his first Christmas single.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Every resident of a former network of children's homes across south London is to receive compensation for being at risk of abuse.

According to the BBC, Lambeth Council is to pay millions to victims of abuse at Shirley Oaks home, as well as others, even if it’s not been proven.

27 men were named as alleged paedophiles in a report by former residents of the site in Croydon.

The publication by the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association covers a time period between the 50s and 90s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Over £90,000 has been donated to a fund supporting the victims of the Croydon tram derailment last month

Seven people were killed and more than 50 people injured when the tram overturned near Sandilands.

Croydon Council has set up a crowd-funding page to help bereaved families.

The Just Giving Page now totals over £31,000 with a further £60,000 being donated through local businesses and groups.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Harlequins rugby club have re-signed a player today.

The second row George Merrick is delighted to extend his contract for the Twickenham club.

Merrick has made 43 appearances for Quins, scoring two tries.

The news comes ahead of the event Big Game 9 on December 27th, when the club play Gloucester Rugby at Twickenham Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Two girls have gone missing after failing to return home from a school in Fulham

12 year old Isabelle Thacker, 13 year old and Erica Madjidian, were allegedly together when they went missing last night.

Isabelle is light skinned with oriental features, around 5ft 4inches tall and has long, dark brown hair with dyed reddish tips.

Erica is white with long, brown hair.

They both attend the same school in Fulham with links to South Kensington and Wandsworth.

If you have information please call the police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Chelsea will be top of the Premier League at Christmas

Chelsea are guaranteed to be top of the Premier League at Christmas after going six point clear.

The leaders beat bottom club Sunderland last night.

Cesc Fabregas scored from the edge of the box helping Chelsea secure their 10th consecutive league victory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Commuters preparing for more strike action on Southern tomorrow, are being urged to come together to beat the delays

Liftshare, a free car sharing website, sees people enter their journey online, and if they’re offering or seeking a lift.

They’ll then be shown a list of drivers traveling in the same area, and they can connect.

Ali Clabburn explains how Liftshare Surrey has already helped commuters left stranded by this week’s strike action.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Celebrity choirmaster Gareth Malone is backing a charity single for the Christmas Number 1 spot

The Living Years is a cover of the Mike and the Mechanics Song, and has been produced by James Hawkins.

James studied music technology at Kingston Uni before being asked to produce the song, which has been sung by London Hospices Choir

Money raised from the sale of the single will go to hospices including the Princess Alice in Esher.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is being urged to step in and save the historic view from #RichmondPark

Calls are growing to stop a new 42 storey skyscraper being built.

Although it will be in Stratford, it would block the protected ‘view’ of St Paul’s Cathedral that can be seen from King Henry VIII’s Mound.

The view is the subject of a Direction made by the Secretary of State and one of eight such strategic views of St Paul's across London.

That means no new building is allowed to impede it.

However, although it is only half way through construction, Richmond Council claims some views are already restricted.

A spokesman for the Mayor of London said: "We are currently looking into the issues involved with this development."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Hounslow council urge people to have say on future of Dukes Meadows

Hounslow council is asking people for their say on the future of Dukes Meadows.

They plan to change the park into a major sports and recreation site.

It was decided to improve the sports facilities and traffic issues around the park after a review of the site earlier this year.

Consultation runs until Friday 23rd December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Hunt for man who dumped two TONNES of rubbish in Croydon

Croydon Council have appealed for help in catching a fly tipper who dumped two tonnes of household rubbish along 100m of a road in Purley.

The fly tipped rubbish included pipes and toilet bowls and was dumped at the end of Woodcote Park Avenue on the 9th December.

The Council are in the process of gathering witness statements and would like anyone with any information to come forward
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Hounslow Council to offer free Christmas tree recycling service

Hounslow Council is offering residents the opportunity to recycle their Christmas tree for free to prevent fly-tipping.

Between the 9th and 20th of January residents are asked to leave their trees in designated spots and ensure all decorations are removed.

Residents living in flats are also included in this arrangement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 am  

Surrey Police confirm pregnant woman among 17 illegal immigrants found in a lorry in Guildford

Surrey Police say a pregnant woman and children are among 17 suspected illegal immigrants to be discovered in a lorry.

Officers received a call from the driver who found the group in the vehicle in the Guildford area yesterday evening.

They say they were being taken to "a place of safety" before being handed over to immigration officials.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tattooed man from Chessington being sought by police.


Police in Kingston are searching for a man who has distinctive tattoos on his neck showing writing and stars.

41 year old Darren Cripps from Chessington is wanted for grievous bodily harm with intent committed in Chessington on Monday.

The victim, a 44-year-old woman, was taken to a south London hospital by the Ambulance Service.

She’s since been allowed to go home.

Police believe Cripps who’s white may be in central London.

Anyone who sees him should phone 999 straight away.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 pm  

Police at scene of collision in Norbury throughout day.

A road in Norbury has been closed all day after a collision between a moped rider and a car.

It happened last night at the junction of Norbury Crescent and Saint Helens Road.

The rider was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Chelsea's Willian says life at the club became tougher under Conte

Chelsea winger Willian says there's been a very different approach at the club since Antonio Conte became manager.

They'll go six points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory over Sunderland tonight.

Willian says life's far from easy under the Italian:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Mother sends emotional plea to South Croydon MP about southern strikes


A mother has sent an emotional plea to the South Croydon MP following her nightmare journey because of the southern strike.

Lucy Mayer reports:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

A professor at the University of Surrey has won a prestigious award.

Diane Watt has been awarded with a major research fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust.

She’s been given over £100 thousand for her project about the literary culture of women in medieval England.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Appeal for information after aggravated burglary in Staines







Police are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary in Staines.

Officers were called to a flat on Staines Road West last Tuesday evening to reports of several men forcing their way in with weapons.

They are reported to have used knives and an asp to demand money before assaulting the victim and a friend.

Officers would like to speak with men captured on nearby CCTV – if you can identify them or have any other information about the incident please contact Surrey Police quoting reference 45160106107.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

BA apologise for for being naugh-tea at Heathrow

A passenger travelling from Heathrow has allegedly been told by staff that using two teabags is banned in a guest lounge.

British Airways have been forced to apologise after a waitress is said to have reprimanded a customer for using multiple teabags.

The disgruntled traveller claimed the waitress warned him of the policy after he tried to blend elderflower Darjeeling and an elderflower apple teabag.

A BA spokeswoman said customers were free to use as many teabags as they wish in the company's airport lounges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Illegal immigrants rescued from lorry near Chertsey

A number of suspected illegal immigrants have been rescued after calling police from the back of a lorry on the M25 near Chertsey.

Thirteen people were led to safety after officers stopped the refrigerated HGV.

Three young people and ten adults were looked over by paramedics and given the all clear.

They’ve been handed to immigration officials.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

The deadline to have your say on new quieter cycling routes in Richmond borough has been extended until the 16th of January

The consultation involves proposals to launch a “Quietway route” between Richmond and Bushy Park, via Ham and Teddington.

It’s been made possible thanks to funding from Transport for London.

The Quietway is aimed at new cyclists, and those who prefer to ride on quieter routes.

For more information, visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Tooting Common’s lake and acid grasslands are to be restored and revitalised

It’s thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund which will improve the area, an important habitat for many species of wildlife.

Part of the project will involve removing overcrowded oaks, cutting hawthorn trees and the removal of overhanging and submerged trees.

The works will be managed and supervised by Enable which manages the Common on behalf of Wandsworth Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

The University of Surrey has been awarded nearly £100,000 to develop projects in teaching and learning

The institution had to compete with over 130 bids from other universities across the country.

The Department of Engineering is set to receive £50,000 to research and develop new game-inspired apps and online resources.

The funding is awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Detectives in Wandsworth have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a commercial burglary.



On 18th September, police were called to Beacon Tower in Buckhold Road.

The suspect entered the secure car park by tailgating another vehicle, then drove off in a stolen MG convertible.

He is described as white man in his 20s with light brown hair, wearing a black top and blue jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

A Dorking man who attempted to kill Donald Trump has been sentenced in the United States.

Michael Sandford pleaded guilty in September of possessing a firearm and disrupting an official function.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

Tributes are made to woman killed in Woking

Tributes are being made to a Nepalese woman who was killed when a car mounted the pavement in Woking.

Radhika Gurung was walking along Monument Road when she was fatally struck last Friday night.

The Woking Nepalese Community Service has visited the crash site to pay their respects.

Bouquets of flowers and candles have been lit at the scene in memory of Mrs Gurung.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Surrey Council Fail To Meet Superfast Broadband Target
Surrey Council announced today it failed to meet its target to deliver a Superfast Broadband service to almost 100% of residential properties.

It’s also planning to drop this target following a report that revealed over 15,000 Surrey homes are unable to access the service

The council’s plans to increase the number of houses able to receive Superfast Broadband will take two years to deliver.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

Woking Town Centre Transformation

The transformation of Woking Town Centre has been given the green light.

Victoria Square will have new retail floorspace anchored by Marks & Spencer, a new Boots store, 390 residential apartments and additional car parking

The financial investment totalling £460 million will be financed by the Public Works Loans Board.

Whilst the demolition of the site is already underway, it is expected that the Victoria Square development works will commence during summer 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 pm  

A teenager has been jailed for eight years for stabbing a man in Croydon



19 year old Jaidon Gregg pleaded guilty to grevious bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Police were called to a south London hospital in October after a 50 year old man presented himself with stab injuries.

He has since been discharged from hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

And no, we’re not making this up. Richmond Park has actually won a toilet award

It’s beat off stiff competition at the annual ‘Loo of the Year Awards’ to be crowned the winner of the UK’s best eco-friendly toilet.

Low carbon loos were installed in Isabella Plantation in 2014 as part of a lottery funded project to improve the 40-acre woodland garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Wimbledon and Olympic champion Andy Murray's been named the International Tennis Federation's world champion for 2016.

The award's given to a player who's excelled throughout the year.

Andy's brother Jamie took the doubles award along with partner Bruno Soares.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

We all like a good laugh, but anyone attending panto at Wimbledon or Richmond theatres, will be supporting a good cause at the same time

Thousands of members of the armed forces are getting tickets for free, thanks to the Tickets for Troops scheme.

The charity is supported by ATG, the group which runs both theatres, as well as many more across the country.

The aim is to show appreciation for the armed forces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

#SouthernStrike It’s not just Southern trains that have been affected by strike action

This commuter says his usual 6.12 South West Train service from Worcester Park to Waterloo this morning was heaving.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says drivers need to “get back to work.”

It’s a firm stance the commuter, who didn’t want to be named, agrees with.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

A Ferrari driver is still being questioned after his car allegedly ploughed into a group of teenagers in Battersea yesterday

A 17-year-old boy and a 16 year old girl, remain in hospital after the collision in Battersea Park Road.

Five other teenagers were treated for minor injuries but were later released from hospital
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new contract, keeping him at the Premier League leaders until 2020.

The Spain defender joined the club four years ago and has gone on to make 199 appearances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Southern strikes: London's Mayor has called for the strike to be cancelled.

But Mike Whelan - who's from Aslef - says drivers feel they have no choice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  

People who live in Kingston have the highest life expectancy in the whole of the UK.

That’s according to research by financial advisors Willis Towers Watson.

Hemel Hempstead came second in the list of the ten top places.

Meanwhile, the ten areas with the lowest life expectancy are all found in the north of England and Scotland, with Sunderland at the top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Southern strikes: The Aslef union says plans to put drivers in charge of opening doors are dangerous.

This member on a picket line has been telling passengers what it will take to end the action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

A Barnes teacher has been fired for sending inappropriate messages to young girls.

40 year old Thomas Laessing taught maths and tennis at St Paul’s School’s junior department.

A report seen by the Evening Standard claims he even asked one student to keep his advances secret as he knew it would get him in trouble.

A decision on whether he should be allowed to remain a teacher will be made in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Southern strikes: Emma Green says the disruption forced her to quit her job.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

It’s not just Southern commuters who have been against it today.

People using the Picadilly Line between Cockfosters and Heathrow have faced severe delays for a week now.

A shortage of trains is to blame.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

This January, the South East Coast Ambulance Service is offering a one-day Emergency First Aid Training Course in Chertsey.

Taking place on the 21st, the day will be useful for small and low risk businesses.

People who successfully pass the course will receive a certificate in Emergency First Aid as well as a training manual.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Transport secretary and MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling's called the biggest rail strike in more than 20 years 'futile'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Southern strikes: Steve Trigg represents passengers, and says the government must get involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Southern passengers speak about the strikes:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

People caught illegally dumping rubbish in Hounslow could face custodial sentences, seizure of their vehicles and fines.

This comes after a two-month operation by Hounslow Council with police and Hounslow Highways to tackle illegal waste dumping.

Conducting checks on vans at targeted points, the operation has caught two drivers without Waste Carriers Licenses.

Charging the drivers with a £300 Fixed Penalty Notice each, the council aim to carry out further operations in the near future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 am  

A couple from Sunbury are raising money for charity with their Christmas lights display.

The large display takes the couple five days to prepare, ready to be lit up on the 1st December.

Their house is now affectionately known as 'The Christmas House' A title they are very happy to accept, and they enjoy the happiness her house brings especially to the children of the area.

So far Tracey and Steven Lonsdale have raised £880 for Shooting Star Chase. They hope to raise £1,040.

To donate:

visit their justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ChristmasHouse104

Or text TCH585 to 70070.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers are facing the worst disruption since the 90s as Southern drivers go on strike.

Members of the Aslef union are walking out over changes to the roles of train staff.

Commuters are being advised not to travel today, tomorrow or Friday.

Transport secretary and MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling, wants it sorted out.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Kingston shoppers are encouraged to be active on their way

Shoppers going to Kingston this Christmas are being encouraged to try active transport choices to get there – such as walking or cycling.

Go Shopping is a campaign which is part of the Mayor of London’s Healthy Streets initiative - asking people to choose sustainable methods for short journeys.

It’s aided by the recent completion of a new Go Cycle path along Portsmouth Road.

Research by TfL also shows that these types of projects linked to town centres help boost retail sales by 30%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Shoppers in Croydon are told to be wary of pop-up shops this festive season

People in Croydon have been warned to be wary of pop-up shops and mock auctions this Christmas.

Croydon council’s trading standards team has advised people to avoid these shops which deceive customers with poor-quality imitations of products.

These are normally electrical goods, such as tablet computers and games consoles, or cosmetic goods.

Sales could be conducted behind closed doors with only cash accepted and no option for refund, the council warns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Southern passengers told not to travel today - as no trains on the service

Clapham Junction, Balham and South Croydon are just a few of the stations that will not be running Southern Railway trains today.

Drivers with the Aslef Union walked out for 48 hours at midnight and around 300,000 passengers who use the network have been told trains won’t run today.

Strikes have gone on for months over safety, jobs and politics – and there is another 24-hour one set for Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 am  

Monday, 12 December 2016

Chris Grayling says unions didn't respond to his attempts to make a deal

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says union chiefs from Southern Rail didn’t respond to his attempts to meet to make a deal.

The MP for Epsom & Ewell said he offered to sit down with them to avert chaos on the network.

He told RMT and Aslef bosses he wanted to help thrash out a deal to avoid further strikes which cause misery for thousands of commuters.

It’s the worst industrial dispute across the South since the three-month- long signal workers’ strikes more than 20 years ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

Philip Hammond warns Brexit may take longer than deadline

The Chancellor says he thinks a period of adjustment as we leave the EU would be beneficial to the UK.

MP for Runnymede & Weybridge, Philip Hammond, has told a committee of MPs a transitional arrangement will be needed to avoid instability.

In an apparent dig at Brexit secretary David Davis - who's talked about not being interested in this kind of deal - Mr Hammond said "thoughtful politicians" could see the need:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses after Battersea Ferrari crash

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the serious Ferrari collision in Battersea this morning.

Police were called to Battersea Park Road around half-ten - seven people were injured.

Five were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries, two remain in hospital – their condition is unknown at this stage.

The driver of the car - a red Ferrari 458 - stopped at the scene.

The 35-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Surrey Police want to trace Sunbury man Nicholas Little



Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a man from Sunbury who is wanted on recall to prison.

Nicholas John Little is wanted after breaching the strict conditions of his probation licence and last seen in Guildford on the 10th December.

The 26-year-old is described as white, around 5ft 8 tall, of a medium build, with short brown hair, blue eyes and a beard.

He is known to have links to Sunbury-upon-Thames, Guildford, Farnborough, Romford, Kingston and surrounding areas.

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Two men jailed for Terror Offences at Kingston Crown Court

Two men being heard at Kingston Crown Court have been jailed for giving 3-thousand pounds to one of the Brussels bombing suspects.

Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil have been sentenced to eight and three years respectively.

The jury heard money was handed over to Mohamed Abrini known as “the man in the hat” during a secret meeting in Birmingham park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians in Battersea this morning

Emergency services were called to Battersea Park Road, near Battersea Dogs’ and Cat’s Home, just before 10.30am.

The driver stopped at the scene, where they were arrested and enquiries are continuing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Six people have been rushed to hospital after a car collided with a group of pedestrians in Battersea.

Police were called to the scene in Battersea Park Road just before 10.30 this morning.

A Met spokesmen said they’re awaiting updates on the victims’ conditions, but no-one's injuries are thought to be life threatening.

The driver stopped at the scene of the accident near Battersea Dogs' and Cats' Home.

The air ambulance was in attendance, and the road remains closed while investigations are carried out.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow the team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Barnes has been named as the second most expensive London “village” to live in after Primrose Hill, research has revealed today.

Dulwich is the most sought after, with house prices soaring 60 per cent over the past five years.

As well as the “classic” villages of London, Zoopla has also named the next generation of “new” ones, with qualities such as green spaces.

Of these, Walthamstow has seen the strongest growth, with prices rising by 67 per cent in recent years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Southern Railway says passengers should not travel during a planned strike tomorrow, despite legal action to try to prevent a walkout.

Members of the ASLEF union are upset about driver-only trains, and their industrial action will last three days.

But Southern's trying to convince the Court of Appeal to stop the strike, claiming it would unlawfully restrict freedom of movement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Passengers took to social media this morning to vent their frustration after getting caught in severe rush hour train delays in Croydon.

The chaos comes ahead of a three-day Southern Rail strike which is due to start tomorrow.

A statement posted on the company’s website has apologized for the delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Survivors of a tram crash in Croydon - which killed seven people - are taking legal action against Transport for London and First Group.

They're calling for answers from the travel operators after last month's derailment, which also left dozens injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a man last week will be back at the scene in Fulham.



24 year old Salim Coulter was murdered in Walham Grove as he was getting into the passenger seat of his friends’ parked car.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident to contact them.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

The RAC has apologised to a motorcyclist whose bike was stolen in Croydon after it advised him to leave it unattended.

42 year old John Edwards’ bike broke down last month. He called the RAC who told him it couldn’t get to him for over three hours.

It advised John to get a taxi home and leave the bike with the keys hidden. When the RAC arrived it had been stolen.

Police discovered the bike, badly damaged, five days later on Tooting Bec Common.

No arrests have been made, but the RAC have reimbursed John the £750 bill to repair the damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Southern Rail passengers can now apply for refunds for journeys delayed by just 15 minutes.

People used to only be entitled to compensation if they’d been delayed by half an hour.

The new scheme comes as train drivers are due to go on strike tomorrow.

Southern is the first operator to reduce the threshold for refunds, with others expected to do the same next year.

Passengers will now also be repaid in cash rather than vouchers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Antonio Conte speaks about yesterday's win:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

A teenager has died four weeks after one of his friends died in the Croydon tram tragedy.

18 year old Daniel Webb was killed when his moped collided with a minicab in Hayes last Monday.

Police said the driver of the car stopped at the scene. He was not arrested and has been helping officers with their inquiries.

Daniel was among those to attend the funeral of 19 year old Dane Chinnery, the youngest of seven passengers killed when a tram derailed last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Chelsea have a three-point lead at the top of the Premier League this morning after winning their ninth successive top-flight match.

Diego Costa scored the only goal against West Brom at Stamford Bridge.

The striker's netted 12 times for the club this season.

Manager Antonio Conte's singled him out for special praise.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am  

The rail regulator is being urged to investigate claims that Southern Railway cancelled trains when drivers and guards were available to work.

Union leaders accused the company of "deliberate sabotage" by blaming it on staff shortages.

Southern strongly denies the allegation as it tries to stop any further strike action by drivers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 am  

Over 2,000 children will be homeless this Christmas in Wandsworth due to the lack of accessible housing.

That’s according to figures released by Wandsworth Council.

One mother from the area, who found herself homeless after fleeing domestic violence, has been offered her fifth temporary placement in 15 months after her last was infested with rats.

Labour councillors blame the lack of accommodation on the selling off of council homes with only a few built in their place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 am  

London Welsh to be wound up in High Court

Rugby union club London Welsh are expected to be wound up at the High Court today.

The Richmond based Championship side announced plans last week to be voluntarily liquidated.

That would end 131 years of history at a club that holds the record for most players selected in a British and Irish Lions squad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Chelsea are back in the Premier League

Chelsea are back at the top of the Premier League, at least for the time being.

They beat West Brom 1-nil at home thanks to Costa’s goal in the 76th minute.

But the blues could still be docked points due to their scuffle with Man City last weekend.

Both clubs were charged by the FA with failing to control their teams when a brawl involving all 22 players broke out.

It’s the fifth time in 19 months that Chelsea’s been hauled in front of disciplinary chiefs for breaching the rule.

Reports say they’re in danger of being the first top-flight team to be punished with point deductions for 26 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

Opposition to Twickenham Stadium expansion

A proposed £54-million expansion of Twickenham Stadium has been met with opposition from residents.

They fear it’ll encourage even more loud, binge-drinking supporters to use their grounds as toilets, park in their spaces, and act antisocially.

One resident said she’d seen 11 people urinate directly outside her front window during this year’s Army versus Navy match.

Rugby chiefs have insisted that the capacity won’t change, while the upgrade in corporate hospitality facilities will mostly replace those currently off-site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

An investigation has been launched in Hounslow

An investigation’s been launched in Hounslow after a large fight broke out and at least one man was stabbed.

The incident took place in Kneller Gardens near Twickenham Stadium at around 12.30 last night.

After being called to the scene, The London Ambulance Service tweeted saying a man had been injured with some kind of large blade.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses in Hersham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Hersham this morning left a man with life-threatening injuries.

Ambulance, fire, police and air ambulance crews were called to Seven Hills Road just before 8am, where they found an overturned blue Toyota Yaris.

There are reports it’s stuck inside a tree.

The driver has been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the vehicle beforehand is being urged to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Arts project launched in Wandsworth and Lambeth

A new arts project is being launched for young people in Wandsworth and Lambeth.

It will involve a series of clay making workshops in galleries on the Thames’s South Bank.

It’s being run by the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and arts group Collective Matter, who’ll host the first event tonight at The Gasworks.

The project will culminate in March with an interactive workshop to showcase the young people’s work at Tate Modern.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Rare painting of Surrey's lost Nonsuch Palace bought by V&A

A rare painting of a grand palace that used to be in Cheam has been saved from export by the Victoria & Albert museum.

The watercolour by Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel is said to be the earliest and most detailed depiction of Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace.

It was thought to be the most magnificent Tudor residence, but only a few contemporary images of it have survived.

The museum bought the painting for £1 million with the help of the National Heritage Fund and the Art Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Surrey under pressure to improve services for children with disabilities



Surrey County Council has been told to speed up its improvements to services for children with disabilities and special needs.

An inspection by Ofsted and the CQC in October found significant areas of weakness in the council’s services.

It discovered that parents and carers overwhelmingly lacked confidence in the local area’s leaders and disability services.

Lib Dem Councillor, David Goodwin, has sent a letter to the council calling for them to improve at a faster rate than it’s currently doing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Chelsea look ahead to today's game, but could face having points docked as punishment

Chelsea aim to return to the top of the Premier League this lunchtime at Stamford Bridge.

They're going for a ninth straight top flight victory when they take on West Brom, who are on a four-match unbeaten run of their own.

Boss Antonio Conte says his players can’t afford to take their opponents lightly:



Defender Cesar Azpilicueta says they're back challenging where they should be in the table:



Meanwhile, the blues are under pressure to keep their heads, as they could be in big trouble following last weekend’s bust-up with Manchester City.

Both clubs were charged by the FA with failing to control their players when a brawl erupted involving all 22 players.

Their bad behaviour could result in Chelsea being docked Premier League points.

It’s the fifth time in 19 months that the club’s been hauled in front of disciplinary chiefs for breaching the rule.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

27-year-old missing from Feltham



Police are appealing for help in finding a 27-year-old man who has gone missing from Feltham.

Radoslaw Winiarski was reported as missing on Friday.

It’s thought he might be in or around Hounslow.

Anyone with information is being urged to call the police on 101 quoting reference number 16MIS053797.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Crystal Palace boss reflects on Zaha's performance and his prospects for England

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says England are making a mistake if they let Wilfried Zaha slip through.

The winger - who's requested to switch his international allegiance to the Ivory Coast - was among the scorers in his side's 3-3 draw at fellow Premier League strugglers Hull.

Pardew says Zaha's performance was pretty special:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

South-West London scientist wins Nobel Prize

A physicist, who was born and grew up in South-West London, has won the Nobel Prize.

Professor Duncan Haldane was one of three British-born scientists to receive the award in physics.

He studied at St Paul’s School in Barnes.

At the ceremony, the trio were praised for having “opened the door to an unknown world where matter takes unusual states or phases”.

Haldane now works at Princeton University, is a Fellow of various academic societies, and has won many prizes previously like the Dirac Medal and the Oliver E. Buckley Prize.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 am  

Chelsea looking to return to the top against West Brom

Chelsea have the chance to go back to the top of the premier league today when they play host to West Brom.

They’re currently sat in second place, but only on goals scored, behind Arsenal who beat Stoke 3-1 yesterday.

It is also a chance to gain some ground over rivals Man City, who yesterday lost to champions Leicester.

Other title rivals are in action today: Liverpool travel to Man United, while Tottenham go to West Ham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Woking collision witness "still in shock"

A witness has said he is "still in shock" after a car mounted the pavement in Woking, killing a woman.

39-year-old Giovanni D’Antonio was at his parents’ house in Monument Road on Friday when he heard a loud bang and a scream.

He then ran out and called emergency services.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been notified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Surrey officers intercept nearly 200 'dangerous' kids toys

Surrey trading standards officers have intercepted hundreds of children’s toy sets because their packaging could be dangerous.

Safety tests were ordered on a batch of 198 mini play kitchens, design tables and projector sets imported from China which arrived via Heathrow.

But the packaging, used to wrap the sets were found to be too flimsy for trading standards.

Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council's cabinet member for Localities and Community Wellbeing, said “the protective packaging is meant to protect children” but fell short.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Young boy's last wish brings Football world together

A young football fan who found out he has just months to live after fighting with cancer has issued his one last wish: to receive as many Christmas Cards as possible.

5-year-old Bradley Lowery is a Sunderland fan, but has brought the football world together with his brave story.

He even received a standing ovation at local rivals Newcastle yesterday afternoon.

In a twitter post which has been re-tweeted by many celebrities and footballers including Chelsea captain John Terry, Lowery’s address appears alongside a picture of him.

Yesterday, he found out he will be a mascot on Wednesday when the Sunderland and the blues face-off at the Stadium of Light.

His full address is:

5 Attlee Avenue
Blackhall Rocks
Hartlepool
TS27 4BY

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Conte reveals one condition he had when joining Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed the one condition he had when he first joined the club.

The Italian took over as boss in the summer and has enjoyed a bright season so far, currently sitting in second place.

But the one thing he said to the clubs bosses was that they could not allow midfielder Eden Hazard to leave, as he wanted to set his team up around him.

Hazard has been in great form this season, scoring eight goals so far and helping the blues to eight straight wins in the league.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 am  

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