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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Woking


An elderly man has died after he was hit by a car in Woking this morning.

The collision, involving a blue Renault Clio and the pedestrian occurred near the Sutton Green Garden Centre at 9:45am.

The man in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Sleeping Beauty's Wicked Fairy speaks to Radio Jackie

There’s just one more sleep to go until the big day.

And Richmond Theatre is revving up the excitement, with its panto Sleeping Beauty.

Theatre stalwart Maureen Lipman is starring as the Wicked Fairy.

Maureen tells us why panto is just as thrilling as any other production she’s ever done:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Richmond Council urges residents to download safety app

Richmond Council is encouraging residents to download a new personal safety app over the festive season.

It enables users to stay connected to friends and family, if they find themselves in a difficult or vulnerable situation.

‘Circle’ has been launched by all London Councils.

It targets women aged 18-30, and was created in consultation with a group of women’s charities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Sam Allardyce: 'Losing England job took a lot of getting over'

Sam Allardyce says taking over at Crystal Palace has helped him move on from the disappointment of being sacked as England manager.

He'll take charge of his first Palace game against Watford on Boxing Day - having replaced Alan Pardew.

Allardyce lost his national team job after just one match in September, following a newspaper sting.

He says it's taken a lot of getting over:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Merton Council wants to know: how best to spend half a million pounds?

Merton Council wants to hear from people about how they think half a million pounds could be spent best.

They want to know where a share of the money could be spent most effectively, to improve the area where they live or work over the next two years.

The council has set up a short online survey to ask people where they would prioritise the spending.

Deadline for responses is 19 January 2017 – head to the council’s website for more information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

YMCA Surbiton release Christmas single

YMCA Surbiton is getting in on the Christmas single action.

Residents and staff have released their song Soon Be Christmas.

The project started at a workshop back in October.

The words were written around the themes of Christmas and homelessness, with a demo recorded at YMCA Surbiton Music studio.

The song was then re-written, developed, produced, and mastered.

The majority of the performers, writers and band members involved in this project are homeless and living in the temporary hostel.

The song is available on iTunes:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Crystal Palace assistant manager happy about Allardyce

Sam Allardyce takes his first training session as Crystal Palace manager today after being appointed as the successor to Alan Pardew.

The former England boss will lead the team in his first match in charge against Watford on Boxing Day.

Palace assistant manager Keith Millen says his record of never being relegated from the Premier League will be vital in their bid for top flight survival:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Chelsea's Cahill 'surprised' they're the Premier League's Christmas number one

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill admits he's a bit surprised they're the Premier League's Christmas number one this year.

They go into their Boxing Day fixture against Bournemouth six points clear at the top of the table.

Cahill says it feels good to be back at the summit after their disastrous title defence last season:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Refugee children spend first Christmas in Merton

Many refugee children will be spending their first Christmas in Merton.

It’s after the council stepped in to help those affected by the dismantling of the Calais Jungle migrant camp.

20 unaccompanied children travelling alone have been supported and looked after in the borough.

Several more are living in the area temporarily while they wait to move.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Kingston's new university Town House will be built in spring

Work on Kingston University’s new Town House will start in the Spring.

The new building in Penryhn Road, forms part of a £260 million project to transform the University's campus

It will include a mix of teaching and performance space, a library, covered courtyard and cafés.

Students won’t be able to move in until 2019 though.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

Sam Allardyce starts life as Crystal Palace manager this morning

Sam Allardyce starts life as manager of Crystal Palace this morning after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.

It's his first job since an ill-fated 67 days as England boss, that ended following a newspaper sting.

He'll take Palace to Watford on Boxing Day with the club just a point above the Premier League relegation zone.

Alan Pardew was sacked as manager on Thursday after a run of eight defeats in 10 matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am  

Pair sentenced for robbery in Shepherd's Bush
Two men who terrorised a vulnerable man in his own home in Shepherd’s Bush have been jailed for a total of 22 years at Isleworth Crown Court.

Daniel Sugrue and Stephen Deevoy were sentenced this week after being found guilty of robbery in November.

Sugrue who was staying in the victim’s flat, came back to the property on the 11th June with the other Defendant.

They threatened the victim who suffers from epilepsy with a knife and punched him in the head causing him to black out.

They took his bank card and made purchases using the contactless feature.

Both men were sentenced to 11 years each.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

Murder investigation in Wallington
A murder investigation has been launched after a man has died in hospital almost three weeks after being attacked in Wallington.

55 year old Carl O’Brien was attacked in the early hours of the 3rd December in the communal stairwell at 12 Vanguard Way and sustained serious head injuries.

Police were called to the hospital by a relative that night.

A 26 year old man has been charged with GBH in connection with the investigation.

Police appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am  

Friday, 23 December 2016

Concerns grow for missing 23-year-old 'Rosie' from Epsom



Surrey Police is growing increasingly concerned for a 23-year-old woman missing from Epsom Hospital.

Rosalind Evans, also known as Rosie, was allowed to leave the hospital for 30 minutes at around midday last Tuesday and visited Epsom town centre.

She did not return and a full search of the town was carried out by officers but Rosalind was not located.

Concerns are growing for Rosalind as she requires regular medication which she is not believed to have with her.

Head to radiojackie.com/news to see a photograph - anyone who has seen her is urged to contact 101 as a matter of urgency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Suspected illness outbreak in Feltham prison

Prison bosses at a young offenders' institution in Feltham are working to contain a suspected outbreak of gastroenteritis.

It’s thought there’s been an outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness at HMP Feltham, which contains inmates aged between 15 and 18.

Prison officials have enlisted the help of Public Health England to contain the illness.

Prisoners who are not affected by the bug are allowed to see visitors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

Confirmed: Sam Allardyce appointed Crystal Palace manager

Former England boss Sam Allardyce has been appointed Crystal Palace manager.

It's his first job since a 67-day stint in charge of the national team that ended after a newspaper sting.

He replaces Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park - with Palace just a point above the Premier League relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 pm  

Former England boss Sam Allardyce has arrived at Crystal Palace's training ground, where he's expected to be announced as their new manager

The Premier League strugglers sacked Alan Pardew with the side just a point and a place above the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Surrey Police have introduced body worn cameras to teams across the county this week

Over 150 personal devices have been handed to frontline officers ahead of the festive period, with more planned next year.

Body cameras increase transparency and accountability, and have been shown to increase guilty pleas, due to the digital evidence.

The force says the cameras are an essential tool in delivering Police’s vision of making Surrey the safest county that it can be.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Hampton and Guildford based hospices Shooting Star Chase have raised over £7,000 from their annual carol concert

The evening included performances from Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley.

All the funds were given to young people with life-limiting conditions and their families ahead of Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

The 94 year old man involved in yesterday’s crash in Epsom, has died in hospital

Officers were called to the incident in Ashley Road at 10.15am.

The victim, who is yet to be named, passed away in the early hours.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, involving the pedestrian and a blue VW Golf, to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

London Welsh has officially entered liquidation.

A new company has been given a temporary licence by the RFU in order for the Richmond based club to fulfil its next two fixtures.

As a result, it has been automatically deducted 20-league points, in accordance with RFU Regulations.

The club has until the 16th of January to supply all the necessary information for the RFU Board.

It will then decide on whether the new company can continue to operate in the Greene King IPA Championship.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

According to the latest scientific research toxic pollution levels have breached EU limits in three parts of London this year

The PM10 levels are not allowed to go above 50 micrograms per cubic metre for more than 35 days per year.

But monitors have already recorded 45 daily breaches this year in Thessaly Road in Battersea.

N02 legal limits have been breached more than 1,000 times in Putney High Street so far this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

12 million of us are on the move today.

A triple-whammy of commuters, last-minute shoppers, and people driving home for Christmas are making today the busiest yet.

Meanwhile, more than 118,000 departing passengers are descending on Heathrow.

But the good news . . . a strike by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day has been cancelled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

#Kingston traders aren't put off by events in #Berlin

German investigators are trying to determine whether the suspect in the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market had help

Anis Amri was shot dead in Milan by police - but it's possible he was supported by others in planning the attack and then fleeing to Italy.

In Kingston, a traditional market is featuring over 100 stalls through the town centre.

This trader says recent events in Berlin haven’t put them off.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Petra Kvitova says she's able to move the fingers on her left hand again, three days after being stabbed in her home in the Czech Republic

The two-time Wimbledon tennis champion's been speaking having left hospital following potentially career-saving surgery.

She's described the return of movement in her racket-holding hand as "the greatest Christmas present" she could've wished for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

It's been confirmed strikes on Southern Railway will go ahead over the new year as planned

Members of the RMT union are walking out for three days from New Year's Eve in their latest wave of industrial action.

It's in a row over the changes to the roles of conductors from next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

A convertible Audi A3 Convertible has been stolen from a driveway in Weybridge

Someone entered the property in Foxholes on Sunday the 18th of December between 11.30am and 8pm.

Having searched the house, the suspect stole some car keys and then made off in the Audi which was parked outside.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Crystal Palace open talks with Sam Allardyce's advisors

It's reported Sam Allardyce's advisors are in talks with Crystal Palace about him becoming the Premier League club's new manager.

The former England boss is thought to be on his way to London to discuss taking over from Alan Pardew - who was sacked yesterday.

Allardyce lost his job with the national team in September following a newspaper sting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Appeal for information following dating app robbery in Englefield Green

A man was viciously attack and robbed in Englefield Green after meeting another man on a gay dating app.

It’s believed the victim was punched in the stomach, and his head hit a wall before the suspect made off with £30 cash and his bank card.

The attack happened on Tuesday evening as the pair walked down Ashwood Road to an alley way off nearby Pine Way.

Police have described the suspect as being around 6ft tall, with a slim build; he is of either English/Italian or English/Spanish dual heritage.

t is believed that he is in his mid-twenties and he was wearing a beanie hat, a black or navy jacket and was clean shaven.

Investigating officer PC Jessica Perry, said: “Understandably, this was an upsetting and frightening experience for the victim who had been innocently conned into meeting this unscrupulous character.

“A number of enquiries are being carried out to try and identify the attacker and anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police. The incident took place in a residential area and I hope someone will have seen the something which could help officers locate and bring this offender to justice."

PC Perry, continued: “Sadly, people aren’t always who they portray to be online and their motives may not always be genuine. If you arrange to meet the safest plan is to meet somewhere public and to stay somewhere public.

“Surrey Police treats this kind of incident extremely seriously and I would urge anyone who feels that they have been a victim to report such incidents to us.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Appeal following sexual assault on a bus from Elephant and Castle to Clapham



Police have released an image of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman on a bus from Elephant and Castle to Clapham.

The 25 year-old was inappropriately touched as she sat on the top deck of the 433 bus, on the 23rd of August.

At the time of the attack the bus was passing Battersea Power Station.

The suspect’s described as a black man, aged approximately 27-years-old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

A teacher from #Cobham who has run two miles every day for the last year, is inviting people to join him for his last run on New Year’s eve

Ben Edwards is running to raise money for the Royal Marsden, after his friend Greg Thomson died of cancer in February.

He’s hoping to reach 1,000 miles by the time the clock strikes midnight on the 31st.

He says there have been times when he's found running hard, but he WILL complete his challenge.



Anyone who wants to cheer Ben on his final run, needs to meet at The Tilt in Cobham on New Year’s Eve at 11.30am.

Or, you can donate by clicking here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Chelsea have agreed terms to sell Oscar to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG

The Premier League leaders haven't revealed the fee - though it's reported to be as much as 60-million pounds.

The midfielder will link-up with former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas at his new club when the January transfer window opens.

Oscar won the Premier League, Europa League and League Cup during his four-and-a-half year spell with the Londoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

18 people have been arrested in Surrey Police's Christmas drink driving crack-down

More suspected drink-drivers have been charged in Surrey Police's Christmas crack-down.

18 people have been arrested in the second week that brings the total number to 41.

People are been encouraged to 'Go Cold Turkey’ and not touch drink if you're getting behind the wheel.

The campaign’s running until January 1st 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

Child abuse: Chelsea didn't break any rules

The Premier League has ruled Chelsea didn't break any rules when they failed to report an allegation of historical child abuse by a former player.

It says the board has asked the club to agree to a full independent safeguarding audit and to provide details of a review into how the case was handled.

Chelsea has agreed to both requests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 am  

Thursday, 22 December 2016

British Airways Christmas strike called off

Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have now been suspended.

The walk-out was over a row involving around 4,500 so-called mixed fleet cabin crew who joined BA since 2010.

The union said these workers were on lower pay than other staff.

The strikes were called amid chaos in other industries, as staff on Southern Rail and at branches of the Post Office also walked out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

Ikea warns people against 'illegal sleepovers'

Ikea is warning people to stop sneaking into its stores for illegal sleepovers - saying the craze is 'overrated' and will get you in trouble with the law.

The trend is thought to have been started by two teenagers in Belgium - who put a film of their adventures online in the summer.

The furniture chain says ten incidents have been recorded in the past year, including in the UK – although IKEA has not yet confirmed whether any occurred in the store in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

£10,000 reward offered over Fulham shooting

A £10,000 reward is being offered for information over the murder of a 24-year-old who was shot in the head in Fulham.

Salim Coulter was blasted at close range as he climbed into his friend’s car shortly after dining at Jerky Chicken.

Omar Hutson, 29, was charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm on Saturday.

Meanwhile a 27-year-old woman was also arrested and has been released on bail until a date in January.

Charity Crimestoppers are now offering a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 pm  

12 Heathrow protesters plead guilty

Twelve people have pleaded guilty to willful obstruction after staging a protest against airport expansion near Heathrow.

They were among a small group of campaigners who ran onto the M4 and A4 and laid down in front of oncoming traffic in November.

At a hearing at Ealing Magistrates' Court they were each ordered to pay a victim surcharge and prosecution costs.

Two of them pleaded not guilty and will go on trial in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will leave hospital tomorrow

Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova will leave hospital tomorrow after having surgery on her racket-holding left hand.

She was stabbed by a man attempting to steal from her home in the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Kvitova will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon - a spokesman's already confirmed she'll be out action for at least six months
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Fulham drug dealer found with gun and ammunition jailed



A man from Fulham who had a gun, ammunition and drugs on him when stopped by the police, has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

32-year-old Daniel Moncur was stopped by armed officers and the London Crime Squad back in June.

Officers found a handgun, ammunition, a knife, MDMA, cocaine and cannabis in the back of the car – as well as over £3,300 in cash.

He pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court and was sentenced to nine years and six months today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

A man from Hounslow has appeared in court charged with GBH against a 5 year old boy.

The victim, Alex Malcolm, from Bromley died in hospital last month, following the incident in Mountsfield Park in Catford.

38 year old Marvin Iheanacho was remanded in custody to next appear for a pre-trial preparation hearing in March.

A trial has been set for May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Crystal Palace have sacked Alan Pardew as manager.

The club have lost eight of their last 10 Premier League games and now sit just a place and a point above the relegation zone.

Last season, Pardew led Palace to the FA Cup final.

Chairman Steve Parish has thanked him, and says they hope to get a replacement in as soon as possible.

Statement from Alan Pardew.

”I would just like to take the opportunity to thank everybody at Crystal Palace for their fantastic support. In particular a big thanks to the players who gave me absolutely everything and Steve Parish and his Board.

Personally I have a lot of good feelings for this football Club and am sad that my time there has ended.

I feel that I have a special bond with the club and hope that hasn't been affected, I wish everybody associated with the Club the best of luck in the future including of course the fans who have been magnificent.”

There will be no further comment at the present time.

Club Statement

Crystal Palace F.C. have today asked Alan Pardew to step down as Manager of the Club.

Club Chairman Steve Parish said, “I would like to put on record our sincere gratitude for the tremendous service Alan has given us, both in his time here as Manager and previously as a player.

Following a fantastic second half of 2014/15, the 2015/16 season culminated in only narrowly missing out on winning the FA cup as well as securing our premier league place for a record breaking fourth time.

During his tenure Alan’s hard work and dedication were without question, he has improved so many areas of the Club and we wish him the very best for the future.

With games now coming thick and fast over the holiday period the Club are hoping to put someone in place as quickly as possible but have nothing to say about a replacement at this time.

Former Palace striker Clinton Morrison tells Sky Sports News it's no great shock, despite Pardew leading the club to last season's FA Cup final.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Former Wales rugby union prop Adam Jones has signed a contract extension at #Twickenham based Harlequins

He'll also start a coaching role.

The British and Irish Lion will assist forwards coach Graham Rowntree alongside his playing commitments.

The length of the new deal hasn't been revealed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Thick fog which caused disruption at airports in south east England has now lifted

But British Airways says there are knock-on delays to some flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.

It's mostly affected short-haul services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Thousands of London Underground workers are to strike for 24 hours in the new year, in a row over jobs

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions will walk out from 6pm on Sunday the 8th of January.

They're embroiled in a long-running dispute over job losses among station staff, and ticket office closures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Sick puppies that were dumped on a doorstep in Chobham may have been bred to be Christmas presents.

A resident found the lurcher pups after answering a knock at the door in Halebourne Lane earlier this month.

According to the RSPCA, the six animals have Parvo virus, a potentially deadly and highly infectious bug common among puppy-farmed dogs.

They’re now receiving care at RSPCA Millbrook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

A Southern Rail train being transported on a lorry caused delays for motorists when it became stuck at a crossroads in Crystal Palace

Traffic was held up for half an hour last night, before the vehicle was finally freed.

The incident happened on the junction between Gipsy Hill, Westow Hill, Westow Street and Central Hill.

Meanwhile, Rail commuters continue to face delays due to a number of strikes on Southern Railway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

It seems Hounslow and Sutton are anomalies when it comes to being the best places to live for first time buyers

East London remains the best place for people trying to get a foot on the property ladder.

8 out of the top 10 best towns for first time purchases in the capital, are in East London.

However, Sutton makes an appearance on the list with an average house price of £378,000 followed by Hounslow at £392,000.

The figures come from Land Registry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Investigations are continuing after an elderly woman was found dead at a house in Battersea

Police and the air ambulance were alerted to the property in Charlotte Despard Avenue just after 2pm yesterday.

However, the victim in her 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova's facing at least six months out of the sport

The surgeon who operated on the Czech player's hand said the procedure was a success.

It’s after she was attacked with a knife by an intruder at her home earlier this week.
Returning within that time is seen as a "best-case" scenario.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

UPDATE: Fog that was causing delays at Heathrow airport has lifted

British Airways says there are knock-on delays to some flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.

It’s after thick fog caused disruption at the airports has now lifted.

Some short haul flights were affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Owners hoping to develop land just off #Tolworth roundabout have increased the amount of homes they want to build by 245



Meyer Homes has submitted a planning application to Kingston Council for 950 dwellings on the former Toby Jug site.

The plans also include parking, a restaurant, nursery, cycle hub and doctors’ surgery.

The previous plans by former owners Tesco, included plans for 705 homes, but were turned down numerous times due to mass opposition.

If you want to comment on the plans, you have until the 13th of January, and can do so by emailing [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Two charged following New Addington raids



Two men have been charged after a series of drugs raids in New Addington.

20 year-old, Machas Tuzizila, has been charged with assault on police and breach of court bail.

26 year-old, Jamel Gittens, has also been charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Both will appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates’ Court today

Large-scale dawn raids in area yesterday lead to ten arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

An elderly man has suffered serious following a crash in Epsom



An elderly man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in Epsom.

The collision, involving a blue VW Golf and the pedestrian occurred outside the Metro Bank in Ashley Road, at 10.15 this morning.

Roads leading to Epsom High Street will be closed for several hours as emergency services are on the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any further information, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Man proposes to his girlfriend on packed train at #Weybridge

And she said yes!!

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Police launch appeal following reports of sexual assault on bus in Feltham



Police have released an image of a man in connection with a sexual assault on a bus in Feltham.

It’s believed a woman was attacked on the H25 bus on the afternoon of October the 3rd.

The appeal has been launched on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

The England Sevens boys have been out spreading festive cheer at the West Middlesex in #Isleworth

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

UPDATE: Flights canceled at Heathrow airport due to fog

Heavy fog's causing problems for people trying to get away for their Christmas holidays.

More than 20 short-haul flights have already been cancelled at Heathrow this morning.

There are also delays at Gatwick and London City.

The fog's expected to last until at least midday - passengers are being asked to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Heathrow Airport says some arrivals are delayed this morning because of thick fog

It's expected to be heavy until around 9am, and will then ease off.

So far no departures have been cancelled - but passengers are being advised to check before travelling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

It's understood several inmates at Feltham prison have fallen ill, due to a vomiting bug

According to sources, prisoners could be kept in their cells for up to 48 hours in the run up to Christmas Day, to contain it.

It's believed Public Health England is liaising with the Ministry of Justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Harlequins rugby team will miss of their forwards for three weeks

Mat Luamanu was sent off in their European Challenge Cup win over Timisoara Saracens.

The 28 year old was suspended for the third time this season after “charging dangerously” into the Romanian side’s winger Madalin Lemnaru.

He will miss Premiership matches against Gloucester, Worcester and Sale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am  

A new primary care programme is coming to Richmond

The four year strategy aims to improve and further integrate the commissioning of primary care.

These areas include social care, community services, pharmacies, dentistry and other NHS services.

Richmond Council helped develop the strategy with agreements being made earlier this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

A Hounslow man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent

38 year old Marvyn Iheanacho appeared at Woolwhich Crown Court yesterday over the death of five year old Alex Malcolm.

He’s been remanded in custody until March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Woman pleads guilty to preventing lawful burial

A woman who hid the body of a baby boy who was last seen over a decade ago has pleaded guilty to preventing his lawful burial.

32 year old Victoria Gale, of no fixed address, appeared on bail at Kingston Crown Court today.

An investigation was launched in May into the disappearance of the baby boy after he was last seen in 2004.

Gayle was bailed to appear at the same court for sentencing in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

A man from Twickenham sentenced after sexually touching a woman as she waited for a train at Baker Street station.

He’s been given a four month sentence suspended for two years and placed on the Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years.

29 year-old, Ioachim Ciobanu, attacked the 22-year-old woman on Sunday the 9th October.

He pleaded guilty after being charged with sexual assault and was sentenced on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

A Hammersmith and Fulham council executive has been jailed

43 year old Charles Hahn claimed over £22,000 in handouts and was given a council house despite having a series of well-paid jobs.

He also illegally purchased a house in Essex whilst living in the council house.

Hahn now faces a two and a half year sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

An elderly woman has died at her flat in Battersea.

Police were called to reports of an injured woman in her 70s at a property in Charlotte Despard Avenue this afternoon.

Her death remains unexplained.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

A runner has used a route tracking app to draw festive artwork while jogging through Bushy Park.

Owen Delaney, from Teddington, mapped out the Christmas-themed images using Strava – an app which keeps track of your running or cycling routes.

The images include a reindeer’s face, a sleigh and a snowman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

A YouTube star has released a video of the moment he was allegedly forced off a flight at Heathrow after speaking to his mother in Arabic.

Adam Saleh claimed he was on a Delta Airlines plane when staff took exception to a phone call he made.

He said police were called to the airport after he was kept there following his ejection.

A spokesman for the airlines said they have taken the allegations of discrimination seriously and are gathering all the facts “before jumping to any conclusion”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 pm  

Chelsea coach Steve Holland appointed Assistant England Manager

Chelsea coach Steve Holland's been appointed assistant manager to England boss Gareth Southgate.

It'll continue a working relationship they've had since 2013 with the under-21s and during Southgate's interim spell in charge of the senior side.

Holland will combine duties with England and Chelsea until the end of the season - when he'll join the Football Association full-time.

Martyn Margetson will continue as goalkeeping coach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Petra Kvitova's surgeon says an operation on her hand has been a success - and that she could return to top-level tennis in six months.

The two-time Wimbledon champion was attacked with a knife by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic.

Kvitova will start slow rehabilitation in six to eight weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Teenager from Walton-on-Thames charged with arson after Morden mosque fire

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a huge mosque fire in Morden caused more than £6 million worth of damage

The teenager from Walton-on-Thames is accused of arson and arson with intent to endanger life.

He was arrested the day after the blaze at the Baitul Futuh in September last year.

He has been bailed and is due to appear at Wimbledon Youth Court on January 18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Meredith Kercher's killer to appeal murder conviction

The only person in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher has appealed to have his conviction overturned.

Rudy Guede is currently serving a 16-year sentence for the 2007 murder of the student from Coulsdon in Surrey.

But he’s now requesting a revision of his definitive sentence, based on what his lawyers argue are ‘conflicting rulings on the same case’.

It comes nearly two years after Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend were acquitted by Italy’s highest court for the murder.

The Kercher’s family lawyer will be in court to argue that Ivory Coast born Guede’s guilty verdict must stand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

First woman to become chief of London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade will have a woman chief for the first time in its history.

Dany Cotton is the service’s first female Fire Commissioner -following existing chief Ron Dobson stepping down after nearly a decade.

She began her career in 1988 when after only three months in the role she attended the Clapham Junction rail crash that killed 35 people.

The new fire chief has said that part of her job is “myth-busting” to show that women are just as capable of being firefighters as men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

High street breached air pollution limits 1,000 times this year

Putney High Street’s toxic air pollution levels have increased since last since last year.

New figures show the hourly cap for nitrogen dioxide has already been broken on over 1,000 occasions.

Under EU rules the limit is not supposed to be exceeded more than 18 times annually.

In the aim of reducing toxic fumes Wandsworth council’s persuaded TFL to replace polluting buses, and ban daytime delivery vehicles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

An electrical fire in Wandsworth has led the fire brigade to issue a London wide warning over fake electrical chargers

Officers say buying counterfeit or incompatible chargers to power gadgets, could spell danger.

The Brigade’s biggest concern this Christmas is fake Apple iPhone chargers.

Since 2013, crews have attended 15 fires involving dodgy devices including the blaze in question in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Ten arrests following Croydon raids



Ten people have been arrested this morning during a series of dawn raids in New Addington.

Police seized a stash of suspect drugs, along with a quantity of cash, knives and an imitation firearm from various locations.

Eight males and two females were arrested on suspicion of a variety of offences, including possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

The suspects currently remain in custody at police stations in south London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Drama teacher who sexually assaulted young boys in South London is jailed at Isleworth Crown Court



A drama teacher has been sent to prison for nine years for indecently assaulting boys aged under 14.

Gyln Davies, was arrested after two former pupils reported being abused by him at the Glen Knowles Drama Schools and clubs - in Coulsdon and Hampton Hill.

The 71 year-old used different aliases including the name Glen Knowles to run drama classes in South London and Kent in the 1980s.

He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown court yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Images released following football disorder



Police have released a series of images in a bid to track down men allegedly involved in football violence at the London Stadium.

It’s after rioting broke-out between West Ham and Watford, and West Ham and Chelsea fans.

The violence happened at matches on 10th of September and the 26th of October.

Riot police were called in to break up trouble as rival fans clashed in stands and gangways.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Permanent site for Richmond school is on the horizon

A recently-founded secondary school for children in Richmond is one step closer to gaining a permanent home.

Turing House School is currently in Queen’s Road, Teddington, but the space isn’t large enough to be a long-term option.

After 18 months of negotiations by the Education Funding Agency, a site behind Hospital Bridge Road in Whitton has been agreed upon.

Turing House was envisaged by a group of parents who felt there weren’t enough good-quality schooling places nearby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

NHS trust prosecuted after mentally-ill patient falls to death from chimney

An NHS trust is being prosecuted after a mentally-ill patient fell to his death from a chimney in Epsom.

20-year-old Adam Withers fell 130 feet in the grounds of Epsom Hospital in May 2014.

He had told staff he wanted to climb the industrial chimney's ladder, but had been diagnosed with an acute psychotic illness.

An inquest found failures by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust led to his death and that he had fallen unintentionally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

New fleet of upgraded trains arrive at Clapham Junction

The first of thirty brand new five carriage South West trains have arrived at Clapham Junction for testing.

The £230 million fleet have roomy carriages with free WiFi, climate control and live travel information.

The trains, which will hit tracks in 2018, will run between Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

But commuters using Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and Twickenham may have the chance to test them out from April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Night Tube launch marred by arrests

Two people were arrested on the first weekend of the Piccadilly Line Night Tube, according to the British Transport Police.

One incident occurred at a Heathrow Terminals station on Saturday morning, and was followed by a separate incident at Leicester Square.

A 24-year-old woman was threatened on train near the Heathrow station, and a 26-year-old man was arrested as a result.

The second incident saw a female passenger assaulted by a woman, for which the 23-year-old suspect was arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 am  

Richmond Council issues reminder to residents

As Christmas day fast approaches, Richmond Council’s reminding residents to keep their homes and possessions safe.

They’re recommending people ensure all windows are secure, and the front door is locked even if you are inside.

Boxes advertising new presents should not be left outside as they could attract thieves.

Despite Richmond being one of the safest places to live in the country, burglaries peak over the festive period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am  

Sharp rise in garage spending

London has seen a sharp rise in the number of people paying a small fortune for a garage, with the average price hitting £368,000.

One sold in Chelsea for a staggering £670,000 - believed to be a record in London.

Another huge deal was for a garage in Hammersmith, which sold for nearly £500,000.

The figures come after Savills Auctions and Foxtons estate agents reported a bumper 2016 for clients looking for a lock-up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 am  

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Man from Wandsworth challenged police

A wanted Wandsworth man who taunted police has been banned from driving for two years and sentenced to eight weeks.

18-year-old Nathan Bick challenged police to catch him after they put out an appeal on Facebook following a series of motorbike thefts in the area.

Since then, he’s been sent to a young offenders institute and fined £115.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 pm  

People are being reminded to be aware of how much alcohol they’re consuming this Christmas.

A female was found unconscious on a street in Purley this afternoon after drinking too much.

Police are urging people to remain safe and to not get too carried away with drink over the festive period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will need at least three months to recover from being stabbed, according to a spokesman for the tennis player.

She had surgery on her racket-holding left hand after being injured during an attempted burglary at her Czech Republic home this morning.

Kvitova earlier tweeted that she felt fortunate to still be alive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Commuters faced chaos today as the second part of a 48 hour walkout by train guards on Southern Rail caused over 1,000 trains to be cancelled.

It came as plans to tackle the strikes with fleets of buses got a sceptical response from unions and the rail industry today.

Coaches would be used to take passengers to towns with commuter rail services into London that are unaffected by the strike.

But officials ruled out the idea, saying it would require “thousands of coaches” and there would be traffic gridlock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

The Piccadilly line is back up and running a full service after almost a month of disruption and delays while faulty trains were repaired.

People using the service between Cockfosters and Heathrow experienced severe delays in recent weeks due to a shortage of trains.

But according to Transport for London, all 79 of the Piccadilly Line’s trains are now functioning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Strikes by airport staff this week have been called off.

Baggage handlers and check-in staff at 18 airports, including cargo workers at Heathrow, were due to walk out this weekend because of a pay dispute.

But Unite union boss Len McCluskey says a deal's been reached with employers Swissport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

There's a single FA Cup tie on tonight with a huge prize on offer

Top flight leaders Chelsea await the winners of League One Peterborough against League Two Notts County.

Whoever wins the second-round replay will go to Stamford Bridge next.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova's having potentially career-saving surgery after a knife attack this morning

She was stabbed in her tennis-playing left hand at her Czech Republic home, later tweeting that she's "fortunate to be alive".

A spokesman says the attempted burglary appears to have been a "random criminal act".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Surrey Police wishes residents a Merry Christmas

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a driver was killed in a crash in Cranford yesterday afternoon

It’s believed his van crashed in to a lamppost on The Parkway just before 2 o’clock.

The man in his mid-50s was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Harlequins rugby union forward James Horwill's extended his contract with the Premiership side until 2020

The Australia second-row's been a virtual ever-present for the club since joining last year.

He wasn't involved in his country's recent internationals, and won the last of his 62 caps against England in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

The Queen is to step down as patron of more than 20 national organisations at the end of the year

Her Majesty’s grandson Prince Harry will take on one of her roles, as patron of the Twickenham based Rugby Football Union.

The Queen has been patron of the RFU for 64 years after taking over the position from her father, following his death.

Buckingham Palace has stressed the 90-year-old monarch is still patron of more than 600 organisations.

The Queen has attended numerous rugby matches at Twickenham and two Rugby World Cups in the United Kingdom (1991 and 1999).

As one of her last acts as Patron, alongside Prince Philip and Prince Harry, The Queen last year hosted an event at Buckingham Palace during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Over 400 senior officials from the RFU, England Rugby 2015, World Rugby, players, staff and volunteers working at the tournament attended.

Prince Harry has been Vice Patron of the union since 2010.

A big rugby fan, he regularly attends England matches at Twickenham and has supported the work of the RFU and its charities in that time. Prince Harry was also Honorary President of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a fire burned the roof off a house in Hayes last night

It broke out at the property in Barnard Gardens just before 8 o’clock.

The whole roof and half of the first floor of the five roomed maisonette was damaged by fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

There are reports two men are knocking on doors in Putney claiming to be bin men, so they can get festive tips from residents

Wandsworth council says no one should hand over money on the doorstep.

Staff employed by the council's waste contractor Serco, are strictly forbidden from approaching residents and asking for gifts.

Council bosses say anyone who knocks on the door claiming to be a refuse collector, will almost definitely “be bogus.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

The wait is over; the votes are in, but it’s not the result the people of Claygate were hoping for

The town has been named runner up in the annual Great British High Street awards.

This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries across 14 categories with Claygate shortlisted as one of the top three.

But the number 1 spot went to Hoole in Chester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Two time Wimbledon champ is stabbed

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she's "fortunate to be alive" after a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic.

She tweeted that an injury to her left hand is "severe" and she needs to see specialists.

Kvitova's spokesman says the attempted burglary appears to have been a "random criminal act" which hadn't targeted her specifically.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Leader of Richmond Council posts his annual Christmas message

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Appeal for teenager missing from Streatham



Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of an 18 year-old teenage boy from Streatham reported missing.

Alex Portass was last seen on Sunday afternoon, and is known to frequent the Croydon and Merton areas as well as Tendring in Essex.

He’s described as white, approximately 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build, with shoulder length light brown hair and grey eyes.

When last seen, he was wearing a dark green cap, a blue jacket, blue jeans and black Reebok trainers.

Anyone who has seen Alex is asked to contact officer at Lambeth via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Can you help police find an antique clock stolen during a burglary in Woking?



Police are appealing for information after a unique antique clock was stolen from a home in Woking.

Intruders broke through the patio doors of a home in Maybury Hill earlier this month.

Before being scared off by an alarm, they stole the distinctive looking black and ebonised Gilt Victorian Charles Frodsham bracket clock from a table.

The face of the clock has roman numerals and a silver surrounding areas.

PC Claudia Curel-May, from Woking Area Patrol Team, said: “This clock is of great sentimental value to the owner and I am keen to hear from anybody who may have seen this clock for sale online or at auctions.

“The clock is a very unique distinctive looking clock and very recognisable – if you have any information or think you could have purchased the clock online please contact us as soon as possible.”

Surrey Police urge anybody with any information to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

A group of travellers has set up camp at a derelict petrol station in #NewMalden



The Shell Garage, which had been on Coombe Road for over 20 years, was sold off to developers Frontier Estates despite mass opposition from residents.

But, housing and retail redevelopment plans by the new owners were turned down by Kingston Council, and the site has been empty ever since.

Over the weekend, the group in question are alleged to have cut through the locks on the hoardings that now surround the site.

Listeners have told Jackie News they can see a number of vehicles inside what was the petrol station forecourt, and a "mass of rubbish has accumulated."

One man, Chris Downey told us "because, as residents, we did not agree to what was being proposed for the site, it has been abandoned, and the owners are not keeping an eye on it, which means people have been able to move in. It's a state and this should not be allowed to happen."

Another, who wished not to be named, says "Shell says that the garage was underused, but that's not the case, it was always busy and the only time it was underused was when there was no petrol available, which happened a lot towards the end, as services were winding down. It's a real loss."

Kingston Council statement.

"The council was made aware on Sunday (18 December), of a group of travellers who had moved onto the old shell petrol garage site on Coombe Road.

The police are closely monitoring the situation. The land is privately owned and the council is working with the management agent who will be taking the necessary action."

We have contacted Frontier Estates, who say they are aware of the situation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Queen steps down as patron of several organisations including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Buckingham Palace says the Queen is to step down as patron of more than 20 national organisations at the end of the year.

Other royals will take on her role at groups including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Barnardo's and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon.

Buckingham Palace has stressed the 90-year-old monarch is still patron of more than 600 organisations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is injured in a knife attack

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured in a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic.

Her spokesman says she's been treated by doctors after suffering a hand injury during an attempted burglary - but that her wounds are not life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Footballer John Terry is one star who has laced up his trainers to join a teacher from Cobham on his fundraising mission



Ben Edwards, a teacher at Reeds School, has run at least two miles every day this year in support of The Royal Marsden.

He’s doing it to honour the memory of his friend, Greg Thomson, who died from cancer in February.

So far, Ben has clocked up more than 940 miles, the equivalent of 36 marathons, and aims to reach 1,000 miles by New Year’s Eve.

He has also ruined eight pairs of running shoes in the process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Festive fraudsters operating in Putney

There are reports two men are knocking on doors in Putney claiming to be bin men, so they can get festive tips from residents.

Wandsworth council says no one should hand over money on the doorstep.

Staff employed by the council's waste contractor Serco, are strictly forbidden from approaching residents and asking for gifts.

Council bosses say anyone who knocks on the door claiming to be a refuse collector, will almost definitely “be bogus.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Appeal 30 years after disappearance of teenager in Croydon



A £20,000 reward is being offered to help discover what happened to a 16-year-old boy who disappeared 30 years ago in Croydon.

Kevin Hicks went out to buy some eggs for a school project in March 1986 and was never seen again.

After a review earlier this year, police now believe he was murdered.

They’re appealing for an unnamed woman who called a local newspaper saying she knew where his body was.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am  

One man's idea to help homeless at Christmas sees an inundation of donations



One man’s idea to help the homeless at Christmas has resulted in enough donations to keep a Kingston charity going for half a year.

Mark Morrell, from Tolworth, started the Street Bag Project and appealed for donations of unwanted rucksacks filled with essentials for rough sleepers.

He decided to run the initiative after his friend died following time out on the streets.

All the donations went to Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness.

Mark told Jackie why a simple gesture like this, means so much to those in need:



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Kingston to receive £2.4 million to help support mayor's 'transport strategy'

Kingston is to receive £2.4 million of the near £150 million budget to support the mayor’s transport strategy.

The money will go towards making the borough's streets greener, healthier and safer.

This includes £916,000 to deliver updated crossing facilities and route approaches along Wood Street, complementing mini-Holland's proposals for the area and completing the Gloriana Major Scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am  

'Cat's Bridge' to be rebuilt in Wandsworth

Regular visitors to Wandsworth Common are being reminded that Network Rail will shortly be closing its pedestrian bridge that crosses the railway tracks that cut through the middle of the common.

The well-used ‘Cat’s Back’ bridge will close at the beginning of January for approximately five weeks.

The rail company needs to completely replace the ageing concrete structure and over the course of the five week project will be removing the old bridge and installing a new one.

According to Network Rail several repairs have been carried out in recent years to prolong the life of the bridge but experts say it now requires a complete replacement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 am  

Monday, 19 December 2016

Kensington and Chelsea police officer charged over drug offences

A Kensington and Chelsea police officer has been charged with drug offences and subsequently suspended from duty.

Detective constable Grant McPherson was charged with two counts of supplying Class A drugs and one count of Misconduct in public office.

He was arrested at his home on Tuesday 9th August as part of an investigation following a public complaint.

He’ll appear before Westminster Magistrates court on 2nd February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Funding cut leaves Croydon Council among the 10 worst hit local communities in the country

Croydon Council is now among the 10 worst hit local communities in the country after a £1.9 million funding cut.

It was announced last week that no new money is to be given to councils to tackle the major shortfall in adult social care.

Funding will be re allocated to larger county councils across the country.

It comes at a time of significant need for the provision of adult social care and leaves Croydon council as the seventh worst hit nationally.

London will lose over £10 million overall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Police have launched a campaign called ‘Think Before you Dial’ in the run-up to Christmas

There have been 216,000 more calls to 999 this year and not all of them are genuine emergencies.

One was from a person at Heathrow who said he had left his bags in a taxi.

Another caller claimed a hissing cat was following him along the road.

Police are reminding people that the emergency number should only be used when a crime is taking place or when someone is in danger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

BT has been fined thousands of pounds for endangering lives in Richmond

The council took the telecomms giant to court following a number of incidents.

One included BT workers parking their lorry in a dual carriageway in Twickenham without warning on - coming traffic.

BT has been ordered to pay £8,000, as well as Richmond Council’s legal costs of over £12,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Fulham football fans have written to BBC Wales to protest about the kick off time of a future game.

Fulham Supporters' Trust and Cardiff City Supporters Trust are angry about the broadcaster’s decision to re-schedule their FA Cup third round tie.

It’s been changed to a Sunday morning kick off at 11.30am on the 8th of January.

It means supporters travelling from London are left with just one direct train to Cardiff.

They claim the change is the latest demonstration of how low down match-going supports now feature on the game’s priority list.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

UPDATED: Chloe has been found


Police are appealing for help finding a 15 year old girl who has been missing since Thursday.

Chloe Bedford, who is from Hampshire, was last seen in Kingston; it is believed she may be in the Sutton or Croydon areas.

Chloe is described as white, approximately 5 foot 2 inches tall, with long dark hair and of slim build.

Anyone who has seen Chloe or has any information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Half of all the money earmarked for new flood defences in England will be spent on protecting London and areas around the Thames

Official figures have revealed £1.8 billion will be spent on the Thames Estuary out of a £3.7bn national flood spending programme.

The Environment Agency says it has invested money "where it will have the most benefit".

Chiswick, Runnymede and Walton, were some of the many places in and around south west London flooded last year.
But the revelations have angered many people, after 16,000 homes were flooded in the north of England last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Missing Brothers Hounslow



Police in Hounslow are appealing for help to find three teenage brothers who are missing.

Janni Mayger, 16, and his brother Rico, 14 were last seen at separate care homes in Kent on the 30th November.

Marlee Mayger, 15, went missing from a care home in Warwickshire on the 12th December.

All three have links to London. Janni and Rico have been spotted in west London several times since going missing

They are described as light-skinned black boys, of medium build.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts to call police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Heathrow based British Airways will run a full service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, despite a planned strike by cabin crew.

Members of the Unite union are due to walk out in a dispute over pay involving staff who joined the airline since 2010.

Meanwhile, baggage handlers and other ground staff, employed by Swissport, plan to strike on Friday and Saturday in a separate row over pay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

A #Staines couple is asking people to sign a petition to fight the closure of a hot meals service at a community centre

The Riverside Centre in Staines has been providing catering since it opened 14 years ago.

But, the contract for providing meals comes to an end next month and the Council has decided to finish the service.

Geraldine and Peter Lewin want them to reconsider and continue using the extensive kitchen facilities.



If you want to help out, or need more information, call Geraldine on 01784 452294
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Death in Wallington

Investigations are continuing after a woman died in a fire in Wallington on Friday morning.

The blaze damaged around a quarter of the first floor flat in Haslemore Close.

The victim was taken to hospital, where she later died on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Wandsworth's Libraries

Wandsworth’s libraries issue the highest number of loans in London.

That’s according to the council.

It says the eleven branches have flourished, issuing over 1.4 million books to residents this year alone.

The council has welcomed the news, at a time when many libraries are being forced to close.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

BT Fined Thousands For Endangering Lives in Richmond

BT has been fined thousands of pounds for endangering lives in Richmond.

The council took the telecommunications giant to court following a number of incidents.

One included BT workers parking their lorry in a dual carriageway in Twickenham without warning on - coming traffic.

BT has been ordered to pay £8,000, as well as Richmond Council’s legal costs of over £12,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

The landlady of a pub in #Chessington claims she is being forced to re-open too soon after flooding devastated it earlier this year

The Lucky Rover was one of 40 properties damaged after a massive pipe burst in April, turning Hook Road into a river.

Landlady Mary Creane says owners, chain Enterprise Inns, is forcing her hand.

The GMB has taken up her fight; Dave Mountford is representing her.



We’re awaiting a statement from Enterprise Inns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Person called 999 from Heathrow after leaving a bag in a taxi

Police have launched a campaign called ‘Think Before you Dial’ in the run-up to Christmas – traditionally the busiest time for the service.

There have been 216,000 more calls to 999 this year, and police have released extracts from when the number was unnecessarily used.

One was from a person at Heathrow who said he had left his bags in a taxi.

Another caller used the service claiming a hissing cat was following him the road.

The 999 emergency number should only be used in situations where someone is in danger or when a crime is actually taking place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

South West Trains get a festive makeover

South west London train stations have been given a festive makeover with a series of Christmas puns.

The new names include Raynesdeer Park, Three Kingston and Twinkleham.

South West Trains said the makeover had been put together with suggestions from staff.

Happy passengers have been sharing pictures and video on social media of the new names.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

Shepperton charity trying to reach people who will be alone this Christmas

A charity in Shepperton is trying to reach anyone who will be alone on Christmas Day.

There will be a free event held at the Greeno Centre – with both entertainment and transport provided.

It’s been running successfully for 25 years and open to everyone in the community.

The centre is also looking for volunteers to help out with the Christmas lunch.

Guest or Volunteer – to find out more details call Caroline on 01932 247255 or 07775 901035, or e-mail [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Fulham football fans complain about game re-scheduling

Fulham football fans have written to BBC Wales to protest about the kick off time of a future game.

The Fulham Supporters' Trust and the Cardiff City Supporters Trust are angry about the broadcaster’s decision to re-schedule the FA Cup third round tie between the two clubs.

It’s now changed to a Sunday morning kick off at 11.30am on 8th January.

The decision to reschedule at short notice leaves supporters travelling from London with just one direct train to Cardiff.

They claim the change is the latest demonstration of how low down match-going supports now feature on the game’s priority list.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 am  

Heathrow urges passengers to stay away from airport

Heathrow have asked stranded passengers to stay away from the airport as heavy fog sparked flight delays and cancellations.

The Met Office issued a severe weather alert lasting into this morning – warning drivers of hazardous conditions on the roads.

On Twitter, Heathrow asked passengers to re-book flights online if they had been cancelled instead of turning up at the airport.

People hoping to jet off on their Christmas breaks now face waiting in departure lounges, with reports of four-hour delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Wandsworth stalker is jailed

An obsessed stalker who was arrested in Wandsworth has been jailed for more than four years.

Kingston crown court heard that 26-year-old Faisal Hussain relentlessly pursued the woman bombarding her with texts and phone calls on a daily basis for months.

Hussain, from Birmingham, was given a restraining order in July but ignored it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 am  

Oxshott resident, Andy Murray, wins Sports Personality of the Year

Andy Murray capped off his incredible 2016 by winning the Sports Personality of the Year award for a third time.

The tennis player, who lives in Oxshott, won Wimbledon for a second time, became the first man to win back-to-back Olympic tennis titles, and ended the year as world number one.

Second-place went to Alastair Brownlee, while Nick Skelton was third.

Premier League champions Leicester won Team of the Year, with their manager Claudio Ranieri picking up Coach of the Year.

Michael Phelps - the most successful Olympian of all time - came away with a Lifetime Achievement award.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

Kingstonian hunt play-off place

In the Ryman League’s Premier division tonight 10th placed Kingstonian entertain Dulwich Hamlet at Kingsmeadow.

The K’s are five points outside the play-off places.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Wallington fire death

A Wallington woman, rescued by firemen from a burning flat off Stafford Road on Friday morning, died in hospital yesterday.

The fire damaged around a quarter of the first floor flat in Haslemere Close and although the woman was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service, she couldn’t be saved.

Three fire engines and 15 firefighters from Wallington, Croydon and Sutton fire stations attended.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

Harlequins run in 11 tries over Timisoara Saracens in the European Rugby Challenge Cup

When these two teams met last week in Romania, Harlequins put on a dominant display with a 42-3 win over Timisoara Saracens – a club new to this competition.

Heading into this weekend, Harlequins were second in their pool behind Edinburgh Rugby but the highest second-placed side in the tournament.

A mist had descended on South-West London.  An eerie atmosphere filled the Twickenham Stoop but the fans cheered their teams out onto the floodlit battlefield.

Quins kicked off proceedings and had the put-in at the first scrum of the game within the opening minute just outside the visitors’ 22.

Early on the chants of ‘Harlequins’ sounded from the stands.  Yarde made a wonderful dash through the defence before eventually being brought down in a thumping tackle.  It was deemed both high and dangerous, earning Timisoara’s Randall Morrison a straight red with just two minutes on the clock.

Harlequins, now a player up on the opposition, lost the following scrum, handing over a penalty.  The Romanians made it over the half-way line and were awarded another penalty.  They opted for the posts however the ball fell both short and wide.

A good restart by the hosts saw Chisholm kick the ball on instead of attempting to catch it with Marland Yarde up in support.  The Romanians made it back in time to tackle and turnover the ball before kicking into touch.  They won the line-out but Wallace intercepted on the far wing and ran over the whitewash for the first points of the game.  Jackson added the conversion: Harlequins 7 – 0 Timisoara Saracens after 8 minutes.

10 minutes: Timisoara Saracens replacement Florina Popa on for Paula Kinikinilau.

Play continued with a line-out to Quins which was taken well.  They quickly sent the ball out wide but were penalised in the impending ruck for holding on.

The Romanians found touch in the hosts half, had the ball slapped down to them but knocked-on handing another scrum to the hosts.  Meanwhile coaching could be heard from the side-lines as Timisoara water-boys were shouting ‘no more kicking’ to their team.

The scrum was upgraded to a penalty for Quins who found touch on the 22.

The line-out was messy but they retained possession.  They opted to grab and drive until Brown danced passed a couple of tackles.  The hosts pushed up to 10 metres from the try line before losing the ball and time was stopped for treatment to Jackson.

Play resumed with a scrum, Timisoara with the put-in.  They handled the situation well and attempted to run from deep; the Quins defence forcing them to box-kick.  It made little distance handing the hosts an attacking platform.  The ball reached the arms of Visser who darted through the Romanians and over the try line. Jackson lined up the posts and added the two points.  Harlequins doubled their lead: Harlequins 14 – 0 Timisoara Saracens after 17 minutes.

The restart went straight into touch and so Quins ran the ball back to the half-way line.  A lapse in communication saw the hosts knock-on when resuming play, handing a scrum to the visitors.  Timisoara again attempted to break the defensive line through force but Quins were up to the challenge and earned the put-in at the scrum.  Possession was, however, short-lived as the hosts again knocked-on

The supporters attempted to get a positive atmosphere resonating around The Stoop and it had an impact as the hosts earned a penalty and took it quickly.  The ball again made its way to the far wing and Jamie Roberts added his name to the scorecard.  Another conversion from the boot of Jackson: Harlequins 21 – 0 Timisoara Saracens after 23 minutes.

The restart was knocked-on by Quins and Timisoara had an attacking platform.  The hosts, however, turned over possession and attempted to run from deep before Brown kicked long for territory.  The plan worked as Quins regained the ball, only to lose it again in another knock-on within the opposition half.

The Romanians decided in a quick scrum, releasing the ball and kicking for touch.  Quins returned the favour and earned a penalty against the offside Timisoara.  Despite this being in front of the posts, Jackson kicked for the corner.  It was a well-worked set-piece.  The line-out was secure, passed to Care who offloaded to a speeding Roberts, crashing over the try line, securing the bonus point.  Jackson again adding the conversion (4 out of 4): Harlequins 28 – 0 Timisoara Saracens 30 minutes.

The visitors earned advantage as Quins strayed offside and attempted to break the defence by running head-on into them.  After a few phases the referee blew for the penalty.  Timisoara opted for a line-out but did not make any real distance in their kick.  Another faulty line-out followed.  It landed on the side of Timisoara yet Sinckler was able to steal possession.  Following a moment of madness with the ball bouncing off both sides, Saracens kicked into touch.

Another good break from Sinckler and a pass wide saw Brown roll over the try line under tackle.  Full marks for Jackson: Harlequins 35 – 0 Timisoara Saracens 36 minutes.

The restart was gathered well by Roberts and Jackson kicked for territory.  The Romanians returned the ball and Quins opted to run.  Jackson attempted a cross-field kick but it was gathered well by the opposition.  They attempted a grubber kick but it was simple to gather.  The ball was sent out to the near wing where Yarde was still desperate to get on the scorecard after being pivotal in the game thus far.  He was bundled into touch just short of the line.

Saracens kept line-out possession and kicked for touch, handing the ball back to the hosts.  Timisoara turned-over the ball and kicked into touch to end the first half.  The hosts had already earned a bonus point.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 35 – 0 Timisoara Saracens

Ahead of the second-half whistle, Timisoara Saracens replaced fall-back Stephen Shennan with Marius Simionescu.

The referee blew to begin the second half but it did not start well for the visitors who were offside at kick-off.  Scrum to Quins but then a penalty was awarded to the Romanians.  They then knocked-on under tackle and play continued with Quins in possession.  They kicked for touch in opposition territory.

Timisoara took the line-out well and almost broke through the Quins defence.  Jackson crashed in a heap on the floor grabbing his ankle and play was halted.  The fly-half, who had kicked an impressive 100% of his conversions, was assisted from the field.  Swiel replaced him (43 minutes).

Play resumed with a scrum to Harlequins just inside the opposition half.  Care fed the scrum and they powered on forward earning a penalty which Swiel placed into touch in Saracens’ 22.

Quins kept possession; Chisholm earned the hosts a penalty and Care acted quickly.  The ball found Yarde who finally placed his name on the scorecard.  The pressure was now on Swiel to keep up the 100% conversion rate which Jackson begun.  Swiel did not disappoint: Harlequins 42 – 0 Timisoara Saracens.

Cries of ‘Harlequins’ resonated around the Twickenham Stoop as play restarted and on gaining possession, Quins attempted to run from deep.  Eventually they kicked for territory, allowing Timisoara to run the ball back.  Quins stole possession but carried out a forward pass whilst juggling the ball.

A job well done and the Harlequins captain and scrum-half Danny Care was replaced by Karl Dickson.  Meanwhile Timisoara Saracens replaced most of their front row on 49 minutes.  Their scrum-half Conache also left the field as did winger Tangimana.

Play resumed with a penalty to Quins and then Timisoara illegally stole the ball in the ruck.  Another penalty and Swiel found touch in the 22.

The visitors completed their front-row change with Gigi Militaru on for Aholelei after 51 minutes.  Joe Marchant made way for Alofa Alofa three minutes later for the hosts.

Quins retained possession and formed a driving maul.  Timisoara ripped the ball and stole possession.  After trying to run from deep they were forced to kick.  Quins came again and earned advantage for offside.  Play returned to the scene of the crime and Swiel again found touch with a 10 metre line-out.

It was taken well and the pack made its way towards the whitewash: Clifford with the try.  Conversion added: Harlequins 49 – 0 Timisoara Saracens (55 minutes).

Play resumed and the hosts were caught offside handing a penalty to Timisoara.  This time they opted for the posts.  A rousing cheer came from the stands – an acknowledgement of the work the visitors put in to the game as 3 points started their scorecard: Harlequins 49 – 3 Timisoara Saracens (58 minutes).
 
Timisoara were determined to break the Quins’ defence on foot and slowly the hosts were pushed back into their own half.

Sinckler stole possession in the ruck and made a break for it.  The ball was then kicked for a chase but returned by Timisoara who found touch.  Brown took a quick line-out and before long the ball was back in Roberts’ hands who crossed for a hat-trick.  Swiel added the conversion: Harlequins 56 – 3 Timisoara Saracens.

Double replacement for Timisoara with Drenceanu and Ianus coming off for Muresan and Marian. Ward replaced Buchanan for Quins.  61 minutes.

Timisoara played with great heart and put their bodies on the line to break the defence yet by keeping ball in hand they opened themselves up to turnovers.  The ball was stolen by Quins and Yarde got his second try of the game.  Conversion added: Harlequins 63 - 3 Timisoara Saracens (64 minutes).

The visitors kicked the re-start ball long and Quins returned it.  A game of football ensued until Brown attempted to run.  A high tackle handed Quins a penalty which they duly kicked into touch.

Matthews again secured line-out ball however a lapse in concentration by the hosts handed possession to the opposition on the half-way line.  It was not long before the hosts got turn-over ball and selfless play saw Visser on the wing pass to Wallace who in turn passed to Brown allowing him a brace of tries.  Another conversion: Harlequins 70 – 3 Timisoara Saracens.

Chisholm came off for Mat Luamanu’s first outing since the New Zealander’s 5-week suspension (68 minutes).

Once again play resumed and Timisoara earned a line-out just inside the hosts 22. They secured possession and attempted to run with ball in hand.  Quins, however, pushed them back.  The visitors were forced to kick and Brown claimed the high-ball.

After another aerial battle the ball found touch.  Line-out to the hosts was taken well by Wallace but a penalty was awarded to the visitors who kicked for territory and another line-out in Quins’ half.  They claimed possession and ran, quickly gaining ground.   Timisoara then earned a penalty and kicked for a line-out.  Dangerous territory for Quins.

The visitors earned advantage before the referee blew his whistle and returned play to the scene of the penalty.  Timisoara kicked for the touchline again for another line-out.  Brown was now Harlequins captain and as such he was called over by the referee and asked to calm down the team.  This had a positive effect on the hosts as they dug deep and defended well, stealing possession and box-kicking to safety.

Play was halted and Timisoara Saracens treated their injured players.  Luamanu, himself in a dazed state following a clash of heads, was shown a red card for a perceived dangerous tackle and walked from the field.  The teams were now both down to 14-men.

Play resumed with a penalty to Timisoara and they again kicked for a line-out.  They secured possession in the set-piece but it was the hosts who were awarded a scrum.

Cheers resonated as Quins secured the ball and ran along the wing however possession was stolen by the visitors; reclaimed by the hosts just seconds later.  Penalty to Quins was taken quickly and another penalty awarded.  Swiel placed it in the 22 for an attacking line-out for the final play of the game.

The ball was thrown long but Swiel gathered it and crossed the whitewash for the final try of the game.  He failed to convert his own try, hitting the posts in what looked to be the easiest conversion of the game.

With Edinburgh losing in Paris, Quins topped Pool 5 with two games remaining.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 75 – 3 Timisoara Saracens

Mike Brown was named Man of the Match.

Attendance: 9,642

Harlequins:
15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Danny Care ©, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Rob Buchanan, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 George Merrick, 5 Charlie Matthews, 6 James Chisholm, 7 Luke Wallace, 8 Jack Clifford

Replacements: 16 Dave Ward, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Sam Jones, 19 Stan South, 20 Mat Luamanu, 21 Karl Dickson, 22 Tim Swiel, 23  Alofa Alofa

Timisoara Saracens:
15 Stephen Shennan, 14 Madalin Lemnaru, 13 Brian Sefanaia, 12 Paula Kinikinilau, 24 Fonovai Tangimana, 10 Jack Umaga, 9 Gabriel Conache, 1 Edmund Aholelei, 2 Andrei Radoi, 3 Horatiu Pungea, 4 Valentin Popirlan ©, 5 Marian Drenceanu, 6 Randall Morrison, 7 Lazar Dorin, 8 Daniel Gabriel Ianus

Replacements: 16 Eugen Capatana, 17 Gigi Militaru, 18 Samuel Maris, 19 Ionut Muresan, 20 Victor Dumitru, 21 Marius Simionescu, 22 Florin Popa, 23 Gorcioaia Marian


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