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Saturday, 11 March 2017

With just four minutes of play left, a 0-0 certainty seemed to be the case for AFC Wimbledon in today’s match against Northampton.


However, the Don’s lost with an 86th minute penalty from Matt Taylor.

The 1-0 defeat meant that Wimbledon’s long unbeaten home league run since October has come to an end.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

A busy Central London Tube station was shut after flares were set off among crowds of rowdy football fans.

Smoke from the flares blew into Covent Garden Tube, forcing London Underground staff to close the station to passengers earlier today.

The fans were singing and chanting outside The White Lion pub on James Street.

Passengers were advised to walk to Leicester Square or Holborn Tube stations instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

England have won the rugby union Six Nations Championship by beating Scotland at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones' side retained the title by running out comfortable 61-21 winners in south-west London - centre Jonathan Joseph scored a hat-trick of tries.

Victory also takes England level with New Zealand's record of 18 Test wins in a row.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

England have won the rugby union Six Nations Championship by beating Scotland at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones' side retained the title by running out comfortable 61-21 winners in south-west London - centre Jonathan Joseph scored a hat-trick of tries.

Victory also takes England level with New Zealand's record of 18 Test wins in a row.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm  

An elderly man is in a critical condition after being hit by a bus in Hayes.

Officers were called to the scene in Printing House Lane shortly before 4pm this afternoon.

The 70 year old man was taken to hospital by an air ambulance.

The road remains closed while police continue making enquiries and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A Heathrow bound plane was escorted to the airport by German and Belgian fighter jets after it went off radar over Europe.

It was on its way back from India yesterday morning when the loss of radio contact sparked fears it could have been hijacked.

Pilots flew fighter jets alongside the plane, which was carrying 231 passengers.

By the time it was ready to land at Heathrow, it’s thought signals had resumed between air traffic control and the air crew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

Championship leaders Newcastle were beaten 3-1 at home by Fulham.

That, combined with Sheffield Wednesday's 2-nil defeat by Aston Villa means Fulham are now two points off the play-offs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

England are currently taking on Scotland in the Six nations at Twickenham.

They’re on course to win the Calcutta Cup and line up a grand slam.

The score at half time has made history as it’s the biggest score by either team in the England vs Scotland rugby history.

The score is England 30, Scotland 7.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

A man has died after being hit by a train at East Croydon station.

Trains were delayed and cancelled by up to an hour and a half following the incident shortly after 9am today.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

A cyclist has suffered facial injuries after being involved in a collision in Shepperton.

The incident happened on Russell Road earlier when he collided with a vehicle.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

People in Runnymede are lobbying against possible future plans to build over 1,000 homes on greenbelt land.

Neighbouring Woking Council has been consulting on a site near Martyrs Lane, which borders the two boroughs.

Runnymede Council says Woking is not doing enough to protect the land from development.

If the area is re-defined as an Urban Area, that would mean as many as 1,000 houses could be built on it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

France eventually overcame a stubborn Italy to seal a comfortable 40-18 win in rugby union's Six Nations.

The French led by just five points at half-time in Rome, before racing clear.

England will retain the title with victory against Scotland at Twickenham later.

A win would also see Eddie Jones' side equal New Zealand's record of 18 Test wins in a row.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

The Dons hope to keep their good home form running as they look to secure 3 points against mid table Northampton Town.

Barry Fuller is out until the end of the season following his shoulder injury and operation, with Paul Robinson taking over as Captain.

5 or 6 points from their remaining games should see the Dons safe and ensure League One football again next season.

Kick Off 3 o’clock at the Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

People living in Wandsworth have an opportunity to discuss the future of healthcare in south west London.

The Health and Care Forum is part of a consultation process as the NHS plans for better local health care for the next five years.

It will be held this coming Tuesday at 6 pm at the Wandsworth Campus of South Thames College.

Similar meetings are being held in Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Over 300 people took advantage of MacMillan’s Cancer Mobile in Surrey last year.

The bus tours the county, providing a range of free information with a team of cancer specialists.

Topics up for discussion include signs and symptoms of the disease, financial aspects, emotional support and bereavement care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

England can win the rugby union Six Nations title later.

They face Scotland at Twickenham knowing victory will secure a successful defence of the championship.

Head coach Eddie Jones says they'll not be caught out by their opponents' tactics again.

Italy baffled his side in their last match by refusing to form an offside line.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Unprovoked assault by men in Hayes

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted in Hayes in an unprovoked attack.

The attack happened last Monday evening around ten pm as the two men walked along Atlee Road near the junction with Ayles Road.

A group of men got out of a silver car which had driven up Ayles Road out of control - and attacked the two men - they then got in the car and drove off.

One of the victims who’s 45 was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

And they need witnesses particularly to the silver car being driving erratically.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Sharp British paragliders come top in Eastern Europe.

A British paragliding team with links to South West London has come first in a competition in Eastern Europe.

The Green Dragons have raised their game for paragliding accuracy.

The competition was held on a lake that becomes an airfield in the winter in Trakai in Lithuania.

Pilot Matt Bignell from Cheam says the British are masters of this sport.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Dons face Northampton Town at home

The Dons hope to keep their good home form running as they look to secure 3 points against mid table Northampton Town.

Barry Fuller is out until the end of the season following his shoulder injury and operation, with Paul Robinson taking over as Captain.

5 or 6 points from their remaining games should see the Dons safe and ensure League One football again next season.

Kick Off 3 o’clock at the Kingsmeadow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Former Kingston MP pinpoints Hammond's rookie error

Former Kingston MP and Chancellor Lord Lamont's describing Philip Hammond's National Insurance reforms as a 'rookie error'.

The Tory peer warned Mr Hammond about breaking manifesto pledges - and said he is fortunate that a General Election is not looming.

A poll for the Daily Telegraph claims voters no longer see the Tories as the low tax party following the Budget.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Wimbledon Common’s Cannizaro House will open its doors this afternoon in support of The Good Grief Trust

The charity was launched by Linda Magistris, after she lost her partner Graham to a rare form of cancer two years ago.

Linda says she hit a brick wall when it came to getting support and help with her bereavement process.

She’s hosting today’s fashion show to raise money for the trust, which is aiming to bring all bereavement charities together.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Backing for better train lines for Croydon

A new Department for Transport study has backed up Croydon Council’s campaign for better train lines.

Councillors say urgent improvements on the Brighton Mainline, which connects the town to the South Coast, are desperately needed.

Croydon’s commuters say the problems with Southern mean they are in more need of upgrades than most.

The study says the improvements could be delivered at a cost of between £1.2 and £1.5 billion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

NHS Consultation in Wandsworth

People living in Wandsworth have an opportunity to discuss the future of healthcare in south west London.

The Health and Care Forum is part of a consultation process as the NHS plans for better local health care for the next five years.

It will be held this coming Tuesday at 6 pm at the Wandsworth Campus of South Thames College.

Similar meetings are being held in Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 am  

Friday, 10 March 2017

Officer dismissed in Hounslow

A Police officer from Hounslow has been dismissed from the force after racially abusing a 999 call operator.

PC Seni Gulati had committed the offence while calling for an ambulance after his fiancée had an injury at a golf venue in Surrey.

He pleaded guilty at Staines Magistrates Court on Wednesday to one count of malicious communication.

He was sentenced to a 12 month community order, 120 hours of unpaid work, 85 pounds in costs and 800 pounds to the victim.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

An almost complete skeleton of an Anglo-Saxon individual goes on display for the first time in Croydon.

An almost complete skeleton of an Anglo-Saxon individual has gone on display for the first time in Croydon.

The bones were discovered under a driveway in the borough three years-ago, and sent to a lab in Florida for carbon dating.

Results revealed that the human remains were buried in the area over 1200 years-ago.

An exhibition showcasing Anglo-Saxon culture and history is now open at the Museum of Croydon.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

British motor-racing legend John Surtees dies at 83

British motor-racing legend John Surtees has died at the age of 83 at St Georges hospital in Tooting this afternoon following treatment for an existing respiratory condition.

He won the F1 drivers' championship in 1964 - four years after winning his fourth world title as a 500cc motorcyclist.

Surtees remains the only man to become world champion on both two and four wheels.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

40,000 leaflets opposing a new school in South Wimbledon are being binned before anyone has had a chance to even see them.



The literature, asked parents to object to proposals to build a new secondary on Merantun Way industrial estate.

The leaflets, printed by Wimbledon Labour at a cost £1,000, were due to be delivered door to door, but a spokesman says it appears "someone" contacted the national party asking for their delivery to be halted.

Harris Academy was granted planning permission for a new school by the Government’s Education Funding Agency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Gatwick Airport says it's still a "credible and deliverable option" for runway expansion, after seeing a big increase in passenger numbers last month.

3-million people used the West Sussex site in February, up almost 10% on the same month last year.

In January, the Government said its preferred option for boosting airport capacity in south-east England would be a third runway at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

A man has been jailed for 10 years for attacking another man with a bottle in Clapham.



Last July, 42 year old Steven Wilson became involved in an argument with a 60-year-old man in Alphonas Road.

Wilson threatened the victim, who was known to him, before striking him in the face with a glass bottle.

The assault had significant impact on the victim, leaving a permanent scar on the side of his face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

A police constable with Kingston force, who admitted downloading over 65,000 indecent images of children, has been dismissed without notice from the Metropolitan Police Service following a special case hearing.

55 year old Peter Ba Han, was found to have breached the required 'Standards of Professional Behaviour' in respect of 'Discreditable Conduct' following the hearing today.

He has been dismissed with immediate effect.

Ba Han pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court in February to one count of making indecent images of a child, contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Protection of Children Act 1978.

The count encompassed 65,131 indecent images and 336 movie files.

Ba Han is due to be sentenced at the same court on the 23rd of March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Education Secretary Justine Greening has been heckled by head teachers during a speech about grammar schools.

The Putney MP told the Association of School and College Leaders they help close the attainment gap between well-off and poorer children.

But a survey of its members has found 80% of schools have had to increase class sizes over the past year.

Head teacher Sean Hayes thinks resources shouldn't be reserved for grammars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Putney’s MP Justine Greening's been heckled during a speech to a teaching union's conference in Birmingham.

Headteachers were angry with the education secretary's claims about grammar schools helping to boost results for poorer children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Further appeal following brutal stabbing of teenager in #Clapham



Detectives investigating a stabbing in Clapham that has left the 17-year-old victim in a permanent vegetative state have returned to the scene to appeal for information and witnesses.

Jamel Boyce was stabbed in Triangle Place, at around 7pm on the evening of Friday the 14th last October.

He remains in hospital and extremely unlikely to make any significant recovery.

Officers are now particularly keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or called 999 in the aftermath as they may hold information vital to the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

The Leader of Surrey County Council is being urged to resign.

The Liberal Democrats say if David Hodge does not go, he will face a vote of no confidence at this month's council meeting.

It comes after the leader allegedly told other Tories he had secured a “gentleman’s agreement” with the government, to avoid a 15% tax hike.

The government has denied the claims; Hazel Watson is Surrey’s Lib Dem leader.

Mr Hodge was re-elected at an AGM earlier today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Hundreds of thousands of Central Line commuters were faced with severe delays this morning after an empty train derailed at White City.

The line was closed between Paddington and Queen’s Park right in the middle of the morning rush hour.

TfL advised passengers to use other modes of transport while the train was removed and safety checks carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

It seems it pays to stay at home if you live in Hounslow.

Homeowners in the borough are earning more money through their property than their job.

The average rise in property prices is outstripping the average rise in wages according to a report by Halifax.

Haringey has seen the biggest gap, with homeowners getting £91,000 more from their house than they do from going to work.

In Hounslow, it’s over £54,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

The London Policing Plan doesn’t go far enough. That’s the view of councillors in Richmond.

The proposed plan from the Mayor of London aims to combat domestic violence and reduce radicalisation amongst other things.

But Richmond Council and Police say there’s not enough detail on how crime will be tackled.

They say Burglary, vehicle crime and anti - social behaviour remain Richmond’s key problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

A City worker from Clapham has been jailed for three years for punching his friend, who later died.

Alexander Thomson hit Tom Hulme during a night out in London last August bank holiday weekend, after his shoe was thrown out of a taxi window.

Mr Hulme from Tooting died in hospital the next day after a brain haemorrhage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

It’s emerged a British Airways pilot on a flight from Houston to Heathrow, left the cockpit to perform a safety demonstration.

He joined cabin crew as the Boeing 747 taxied to the runway.

Passengers tweeted their shock, with some asking “who is flying the plane?” and “is there a staff shortage?”

BA says the flight had three pilots on board.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

A manhunt is underway to find a 30 year-old from Mole Valley



Albert Smith is wanted on warrant after failing to appear in court on Tuesday, in connection with three separate shoplifting offences.

He was last seen at Gatwick Airport a week ago.

An image is available on our website radiojackie.com/news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

More than 5-and-a-quarter million passengers used Heathrow Airport in February

It's thought a 1.7% rise in numbers from the same month last year is down to the use of larger, fuller aircraft.

In January, the Government announced a third runway at Heathrow is its preferred option for boosting airport capacity in South East England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Wimbledon's Cannizaro House is to open its doors to charity tomorrow

Wimbledon Common’s Cannizaro House will open its doors tomorrow afternoon in support of The Good Grief Trust.

The charity was launched by Linda Magistris, after she lost her partner Graham to a rare form of cancer two years ago.

Linda says she hit a brick wall when it came to getting support and help with her bereavement process.

She’s hosting tomorrow’s fashion show to raise money for the trust, which is aiming to bring all bereavement charities together under one umbrella.

Linda says better professional help is essential, as sometimes, friends and family don’t know what to do.



Tomorrow's event is taking place between 1 and 5pm.

For more details about the charity, search for them on Facebook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

A 33 year-old from Clapham has been jailed for 3 years after killing a man with a single punch

Alexander Thomson struck Thomas Hulme when he carried out a prank in an Uber cab.

The 23 year-old victim from Tooting collapsed and suffered a brain hemorrhage in Farringdon Street after been hit.

He was taken to hospital but died the following evening.

Alexander pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter following his arrest in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Babies in prams are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful pollution on the morning school run, than the afternoon one.

That’s according to a new study by researchers at Surrey University.

The worst places for infants to be exposed, is at bus stops and traffic lights when they are waiting to cross roads.

570,000 children under the age of 5 die every year from respiratory infections, such as pneumonia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Wimbledon Speedway bikes dating back to the 20s will do a farewell parade of Wimbledon Stadium on Sunday afternoon



The site is closing at the end of March to make way for the return of AFC Wimbledon to Plough Lane.

The Dons Den will be displaying the bikes, along with stockcars, from 5 o’clock onwards.

In the early days, the sport attracted crowds of up to 40,000
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

A family from Claygate will begin a three day walk today to raise funds to fight MND

The Jaggers are raising money to fund more research into Motor Neurone Disease.

MND is a progressive disease involving degeneration of the motor neurons and wasting of the muscles.

James and Jazz are leading the 35 mile walk along Somerset’s Coleridge Way after their mum was diagnosed with the disease.

Father of one James, says most people will have heard about MND through the ice bucket challenge or Stephen Hawking, but there's so much we don't know, and that's why research is vital.



To donate and track the Jaggers' Challenge, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man hunt is underway to find a Shaun Newton who failed to appear at Kingston Crown Court



The 41 year-old has links to Merton, Croydon and Lambeth.

He was due to appear in court last October after been charged with burglary.

Shaun is a black man, approximately 5ft 8ins tall with an athletic build. He has cropped black hair.

Newton was charged with burglary on 16 May 2016 after being arrested for the offence the previous day. He was bailed to appear at court.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the police non-emergency line on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

Sir David Attenborough from Richmond features on a new app for children

The 90-year-old has narrated stories inspired by some of his famous wildlife documentaries.

He says he's "thrilled" children will be able to learn from his adventures on the CBeebies Storytime app.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of an 11 year old boy missing from Battersea

**Brandon has been found safe and well**
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

House fire in Kew

A fire has broken out at a house in Kew this evening.

The London Fire Brigade were called to the scene at around 20 past 7.

Part of the first floor and the whole of the second floor of the detached house has been destroyed by the blaze.

One female left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and has been taken to hospital to be treated for burns.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has failed to provide much clarity on a possible injury scare for Owen Farrell.

After picking him at centre for Saturday's Six Nations match with Scotland at Twickenham, he said he's a "doubt" after hurting his leg.

But Jones seems to think Farrell will start.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Rugby fans are the latest to fall foul of the PC Brigade

American Professor Josephine Wright says “they show a total lack of understanding” for singing “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.”

Some experts believe it refers to the Underground Railroad, the freedom movement that helped slaves escape to freedom in the 19th century.

However, fans heading to Twickenham on Saturday say they will “still be singing loud and clear.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Police have launched a fresh appeal in the search for a missing Surrey University student last seen in Esher.

21-year-old Victor Ivanelo, hasn't been seen for 12 days.

Officers now want to speak with a horse rider who saw his belongings on a horse track in Chessington, on the day he disappeared.

She was initially unable to stop, but later returned to a bridle path on Woodstock Lane South in a sliver car.

Police have stressed the rider is not in any trouble.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

The amount of people who are happy with care they’ve received at Kingston Hospital, is up by 7% in two years.

The figures have been released as part of an annual national hospital staff survey .

It’s also revealed that staff at the site in Galsworthy Road, are happier than those working at other trusts across London.

92% of workers say they feel they are making a real difference to patients.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Gross misconduct investigation of Richmond borough commander concluded

A gross misconduct investigation in the former Richmond Borough commander has concluded.

Colin Kennedy and the other officer involved have no case to answer following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Chief Superintendent Kennedy was suspended from police duties during the inquiry.

He has now been reinstated and the ban lifted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

London’s first ever Low Emission Bus Zone has been launched in #Putney



Mayor of London Sadiq Khan unveiled the scheme this morning.

The section from Putney Station to Putney Bridge Road sees 145 buses on 7 routes, making the High Street one of the most polluted in the UK.

Last year, it exceeded hourly legal levels of nitrogen dioxide on 1,248 occasions.

Under EU rules, the limit shouldn’t be exceeded more than 18 times in a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

A woman who volunteered in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami struck in 2004, will host a fund raising ball in Hampton Court on Saturday

Over 200,000 people died in the disaster and over a million were displaced.

After feeling frustrated with the aid effort, Lynn Stanier decided to launch the Their Future Today charity to help those left behind.



To find out how you can attend the ball, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Right Said Fred are heading back to their Kingston roots

The brothers who found fame with their 1991 hit “I’m Too Sexy,” will be playing at Banquet Records in a few weeks’ time.

Richard, who was born in Kingston, and Fred, say it’s important to keep independent venues and record labels alive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

A couple from Clapham had an incredible escape when they cable car was smashed by a failing tree in the French Alps

Sam Brown and Rachel Henson were traveling done a mountain when fierce winds blew the tree into their gondola.

They were saved as the force of the collision flung them out into the snow.

Sam told the Mirror “we’re very lucky to come out with just a few cuts and bruises and no broken bones."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

A petition has been launched to save Surrey’s sexual health clinics due to fears most of them will be shut down

On 1st April, clinics in Leatherhead, Frimley Green and Chertsey will be replaced with three centralised hubs in Woking, Guildford, and Redhill.

There are fears that the closure of clinics will put greater pressure on GPs, pharmacists and school nurses.

Claire Malcomson, a Lib Dem Councillor, started the petition and explains its success so far:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Police appeal for witnesses after an 81-year old pedestrian died after a collision in Hammersmith

Officers have made an arrest following the death of a pedestrian in Hammersmith on Saturday evening, but are appealing for witnesses.

They were called to reports that a silver BMW had collided with an 81-year old pedestrian in Hammersmith Road with the junction of Edith Road just before 9.30.

A 21-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the collision, car leaving the scene or the vehicle being abandoned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Putney MP explains why the hike in national insurance payments for the self-employed

A hike in national insurance payments won't be re-thought by the government - despite fears it'll hit traditional Tory supporters.

Labour says the party's broken a manifesto pledge that there'd be no increase during this parliament.

Education Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening says the change is justified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A Love Actually actress who grew up in Teddington has been seen filming for the sequel

Keira Knightley, who grew up and went to school in Teddington has been seen shooting scenes for a Love Actually sequel.

She’s been filming with her on-screen husband and his best friend, sparking rumours she could end up with him, after his confession in the 2003 film.

A ten-minute follow-up is being made for Comic Relief - and airs later this month.

Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon and Rowan Atkinson will all be appearing in it too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Council tax rates are to rise in Sutton

The Chancellor’s announced extra funding for social care in England in his budget.

Meanwhile Councillors approved a 1.99% increase to council tax rates in Sutton.

They will also implement an additional 2% rise as allowed by central government to help fund the growing costs of adult social care.

As the amount is below 5% the council doesn’t have to consult the residents on the hike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 am  

Chelsea are still 10 points above Manchester City in the Premier League

Chelsea remain 10 points clear of Manchester City today after they failed to beat Stoke last night.

City missed the chance to go second in the table, as they drew 0-0 at home.

Boss Pep Guardiola said the gap between his side and Chelsea is big, and they have to focus game by game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A new online mental health service is opening in Kingston for children in the borough

An online mental health counselling service has been commissioned by Kingston’s clinical commissioning group.

Kooth.com is now available for free to children and young people aged between 10 and 22 in the borough.

The service and provides immediate access to psychotherapists, emotional wellbeing practitioners and certified counsellors.

It also offers year-round, live text based chat up to 10pm every night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Police are concerned for a missing 87-year old from New Malden



An elderly woman is missing from New Malden, and police are growing increasingly concerned.

87-year old Angela Humphrey was last seen leaving an event in Oval at around 3pm today, but failed to return home.

She’s approximately 5ft 3 with short brown hair and glasses.

She walks with a stick and has an Italian accent.

Angela suffers with dementia, so could be confused or lost.

Anyone who has seen her or has information is urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

On National Women's Day: Sutton Women's Centre tells us why education on gender equality is key

Sutton Women’s Centre is an organisation that offer support, advice and education to other women.

With funding from the Big Lottery Fund, they can now continue to offer free counselling for victims.

With today being National Women’s Day, one of their trustees told Radio Jackie why gender equality is so important.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

The Chancellor’s announced extra funding for social care in England in his budget, as well as help for some firms with business rates - Weybridge

The Chancellor’s announced extra funding for social care in England in his budget, as well as help for some firms with business rates.

MPs were also told of higher forecasts for economic growth this year – up from 1.4% to 2%

Alex Perkins runs a glass manufacturing business in Weybridge – he’s pleased about the introduction of more technical training for teenagers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

A trial has been moved at Kingston Crown Court so the defendant can observe Ramadan

A trial has been moved at Kingston Crown Court so the defendant can observe Ramadan.

21 year old Taha Hussain is accused of downloading terrorist material glorifying the Paris terror atrocities.

The former Chessington Zoo worker is alleged to have sent WhatsApp files called: ‘Paris Outrage: A Muslim Perspective.’

Another file entitled ‘Charlie Hebdo to Jagrity’ was sent on the encrypted Telegram messaging service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

The IPCC is discontinuing part of its investigation into Operation Midland

The IPCC is discontinuing part of its investigation into Operation Midland.

The Operation was set up in 2014 in relation to claims made about a possible Westminster Paedophile ring.

It was alleged VIPs were running the ring out of the Elm Guesthouse in Barnes and Dolphin Square.

The Met was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a report unearthed 43 failings, including police misconduct.

One of the claims was that police failed to properly investigate allegations of abuse by a complainant known only as Nick.

It’s this part of the investigation that has been dropped.

A Met spokesman says work towards the full IPCC investigation is ongoing, which they welcome, and the force is working on recommendations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

Heathrow’s boss says he’s disappointed air passenger duty hasn’t been reduced in the Budget

Heathrow’s boss says he’s disappointed air passenger duty hasn’t been reduced in the Budget.

John Holland Kaye says an increase is of great advantage to the airport’s European competitors in the wake of Brexit.

The Government gave the go ahead for Heathrow expansion last year, saying Britain is “very much open for business.”

But Mr Holland Kaye says the Government needs to abolish what he’s calling the tax on “British competitiveness and tourism.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Attempted robbery in Ewell

Police are investigating an attempted robbery in Ewell.

A man was threatened and assaulted by a group of men wearing dark hooded tops on Church Road on Sunday night.

The victim managed to escape with all his belongings but was left with a fractured nose and cuts to his head.

He later received treatment for his injuries at Epsom Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

The chancellor's promised a "stronger, fairer, more global Britain", as he delivered his first budget

Philip Hammond, the MP for Weybridge MP, has announced more funding for social care and schools, and a shake-up of the business rates system in England.

He says there'll be a £1,000 discount this year for pubs, and any firm coming out of small business rate relief will benefit from an additional cap.

Over £91 million has been raised through business rates in Merton.

Council Leader Stephen Alambritis says although that may seem like a huge sum, not a lot of the money goes back into the borough.



Also in today's Budget;

The chancellor's claimed the Tories are the 'party of the NHS' as he announced extra money for social care.

He's promised to increase funding by £2 billion in England over the next three years.

And £100 million has been earmarked for triage by GPs inside A&E units.

But higher paid self-employed people will face rising National Insurance payments.

MPs were also told of higher forecasts for economic growth this year, up from 1.4% percent to 2%

Predictions for public sector borrowing this year are more than £16 billion lower compared to the Autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

A manhunt is underway in Chertsey.



Police are looking for 30 year old Richard Murray after he failed to comply with a court order.

He has links to the Camberley and Egham areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Police are still searching for a woman missing from Twickenham



Alison Boore was last seen at 7pm on Tuesday in Gothic Road.

She was wearing a dark blue hooded top and jeans.

Alison is described as white, 5ft 1in tall, of slim build with long blonde hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Children as young as 13 have been able to buy knives in tests by police and Trading Standards across London

Nearly 100 shops sold them to volunteers - who had an average age of 14.

As a result, 19 traders have been prosecuted or have cases pending.

Stores in the borough of Croydon were among those accused.

It's illegal to sell knives to anyone under 18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Police are hunting a man from Kingston who has allegedly approached schoolgirls and young women asking them for sex



It’s believed the man in his 30s harassed numerous women in his campaign and showed them incident images on his mobile phone.

The man in his 30s engaged in conversations on Three Bridges Path, Middle Mill and Mill Street in January.

CCTV footage of the suspect outside a university campus the area has been released.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, 6ft tall with green/blue eyes, dark curly hair and wearing a purple striped fleece with his sleeves rolled up.

Police are appealing for information as to his identity and whereabouts.

There have been no reports of sexual assault made to police as part of this investigation.

PC Nik Stilliard, investigating officer from Grove Ward Neighbourhood Policing Team in Kingston-Upon-Thames, said:

“We are keen to identify this man’s whereabouts. We received several reports from the area of a man approaching and harassing young women asking them for sex. He tends to show images on his phone to initiate a conversation with them.”

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by tweeting @MetCC

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

It’s been reported today’s budget will include £320 million worth of funding for 140 new free schools in England

Local authorities are not expected to control them and if changes are made to the legislation many could become grammar schools.

Although some have argued that the funding is a waste of money, Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab sees it as benefit for all children.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 am  

Fears for Crossrail 2 ahead of today's Budget

There are fears that Crossrail 2 will be ignored in today’s Budget as the government prioritises the funding of projects in the North.

The Budget is predicted to focus on High Speed 3, a train link connecting northern cities to the Channel Tunnel.

This comes despite calls from the Surrey County Council leader, for the Chancellor to commit to CrossRail 2.

The cross-London train line, which is set to serve Shepperton, Epsom and Hampton Court, could provide 200,000 new jobs.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 am  

Theresa May's plans for a new wave of grammar schools will receive a £320 million boost in today's Budget

The Chancellor is expected to announce funding for 140 new free schools.

Many are expected to become grammars if legislation changes.

Toby Young is the co-founder of the West London Free School in Hammersmith, and says the decision is good value for tax-payers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 am  

A 67 year-old woman has gone missing from Twickenham


Alison Boore was last seen at 7pm on Tuesday on Gothic Road in Twickenham.

She was wearing a dark blue hooded top and jeans.

Alison is described as white, 5ft 1in tall, of slim build with long blonde hair.

Anyone who has seen Alison is asked to get in contact with police via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 am  

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The full time results from tonight’s championship matches are in

Fulham and Leeds drew 1 – all and QPR won their game against Barnsley 2-1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

A Chinese restaurant in Ashford has been fined

A Chinese restaurant in Ashford has been fined, after 25 people were found living in its former head office.

Fire safety officers visited the site in Ashford Road, and found both floors had been converted into makeshift bedrooms.

They were made out of plasterboard and no fire alarms or fire doors were found in the building.

HJ Tenger Holdings Ltd was ordered to pay over £17,000 in fines and costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Police in both Wandsworth and Croydon are hunting a teenager after he failed to appear in court charged with a number of offences


Police in both Wandsworth and Croydon are hunting a teenager after he failed to appear in court charged with a number of offences.

18 year old Patrick Ward speaks with an Irish accent and may have links to the traveller community.

He failed to appear in court in January charged with four counts of residential burglary, one of aggravated vehicle taking and driving offences.

He is known to frequent Wandsworth, Lambeth and Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A bar in Balham has been accused of racial discrimination after it refused to play grime or garage music.

Bieneosa Ebite was planning to hold a private function at the Exhibit bar but was told she could not play artists such as Stormzy and Craig David.

The bar claims that it only plays mainstream and commercial music.

But many feel the policy smacks of racism given the popularity of Stormzy.

The bar’s general manager tweeted Bieneosa to apologise and insists that the bar loves all music.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Two families in Carshalton have raised more than £3,000 for a Brain Tumour Charity.

Mum of two Akua Appiah-Ampofo, and 9 year old Louis Ackers, have battled with brain tumours, and held events as part of the Charity’s #Wear It Out campaign.

The Coffee morning and Bake Sale were organised to mark the start of Brain Tumour Awareness month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Brentford are to retain the terraces at Griffin Park for next season

Championship clubs are given a 3 year period to convert to all seater stadiums after promotion.

The Bee’s have been given a dispensation in light of the clubs planned move to a new stadium on Lionel Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Woking based McLaren and engine partner Honda have suffered another blow in a troubled pre-season programme.

Honda decided to change the engine in Stoffel Vandoorne's car on the first day of the final test in Spain after finding an electrical problem.

Vandoorne ended the morning eighth fastest, almost 3 seconds off the pace.

Felipe Massa in the Williams is fastest with just under an hour to go.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

A business in Hounslow has been forced to pay over £1,000 in annual licence fees as part of a crackdown by the council.

Crownvend Ltd claims it had shut down but their failure to notify Hounslow council means they ran into debt to the value of £1,260.

Councillor Sue Sampson said, “It’s simple, if a company is no longer trading, let us know.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

A distressed Croydon woman has been found

Police in Croydon were appealing for help to find a distressed woman seen getting into a car in St James's Road yesterday.

The woman believed to be in her 20’s has been found safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

TfL is bringing free Tube Wi-Fi to Putney Bridge

From next week commuters will be able to access free internet at the station.

Dollis Hill, Hangar Lane and Ruislip Gardens will also be connected.

Virgin Media began installing the wireless network in 2012, and coverage has slowly extended across the London Underground since.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Kevin Pietersen's re-signed for Surrey to play in cricket's T20 Blast

The former England batsman will be available for all of this season's competition.

Pietersen's most recently been playing in Australia's Big Bash League and the Pakistan Super League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Richmond is officially a hedgehog friendly town.

It has been added to the ‘Hedgehog Heroes Roll of Honour’.

The accolade has been awarded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society in recognition of the Council’s commitment to protecting them.

This protection includes providing the creatures with suitable nests, avoiding using slug pellets and helping them avoid man made hazards
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Investigations are continuing into a fire at a scrapyard in Brentford last night.

A shelving unit containing tyres and a lorry cab were completely damaged by the blaze in The Ham.

Fire fighters were called at 4.30pm and it took them three hours to put the fire out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

New developers are taking over plans for the regeneration of Sheerwater

Thameswey Developments Limited will now show the Executive its proposals on how it will deliver the approved plans.

These will be presented at a meeting later this month.

Woking council revealed New Vision Homes which was appointed in the early stages of the project are no longer involved.

Cllr David Bittleston, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Strategic Housing Development, says:

"I would like to express my gratitude to New Vision Homes for its commitment in bringing forward exciting plans for the regeneration of Sheerwater. It has secured a planning consent that will significantly improve housing, roads, community and leisure facilities for Sheerwater residents in the future.

Thameswey Developments Limited has been asked to submit its proposals for the delivery of the approved plans to regenerate Sheerwater. These proposals will be considered by the Executive at its meeting on 23 March 2017.

We remain committed to improving Sheerwater for existing and new residents.”

Chris Le May, New Vision Homes Sheerwater Regeneration Project Director, says:

“The project team are extremely proud to have worked with Woking Borough Council and the Sheerwater community to secure a sustainable Masterplan for the regeneration of Sheerwater.

We wish the Council every success in delivering the Masterplan proposals that will provide significant benefits to existing and future Sheerwater residents in terms of high quality new homes, improved green public space and superb new leisure and play facilities.”

As part of this decision, the Regen Central on Dartmouth Avenue (operated by New Vision Homes) closed from Friday.

Going forward, if the Council proceeds with the regeneration of Sheerwater, it will make alternative arrangements to ensure ongoing engagement with residents.

New Vision Homes remains the Council’s housing partner and it will continue to manage the Council’s housing stock on its behalf.

Thameswey Developments Limited will prepare its proposals to deliver the approved plans for the Sheerwater Regeneration Project for the Executive to consider at its meeting on Thursday the 23rd of March.

A recommendation will then be made to Full Council to be discussed at its meeting on Thursday the 6th of April, when the final decision on whether or not to progress with the regeneration of Sheerwater will be made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Merton's Leader responds to accusations that the council is allowing Wimbledon Village to become a ghost town

Merton’s Council Leaders says he is prepared to meet with Wimbledon Village business owners to discuss their concerns.

Last week, we told you how high rents and parking charges were turning the area into a ghost town, with 33 shop closures in two years.

Shop and restaurant owners have accused Council Leader Stephen Alambritis of “turning a blind eye.”

Here's what Mr Alambritis had to say when he popped into our studios to speak with Lucy Mayer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

As our bee numbers continue to decline, a keeper in New Malden is calling on residents to make their gardens more honey bee friendly.

It’s estimated 97% of the UK’s flower rich grassland has been lost since the 1930s, resulting in a massive bee decline.

Hayden Sallah is thought to be New Malden’s only bee farmer.

He says, in his opinion, the honey we get from them, can help us in ways we never imagined.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Surrey Police has issued a fresh appeal as their investigation into a murder in Headley continues

Surrey Police has issued a fresh appeal as their investigation into a murder in Headley continues.

Last July, Ricardo Hunter, also known as Forty, was shot dead at a pool party in the Surrey Village.

On BBC's Crimewatch last night police offered a £10,000 reward for information - and released CCTV footage of the victim arriving.

A female was also shot in the leg - police say she is making a good recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

CCTV appeal following Barnes burglary



Police are hunting two men in connection with a burglary in Barnes.

It’s believed the suspects broke into a shed on Verdun Road in January - and attempted to steal tools worth £5,000.

They left empty handed after the owner intervened.

CCTV footage showing a man checking out the property earlier in the day and then returning with an accomplice at night has been issued.

The suspects are described as:

- Suspect 1 is described as a white man of medium build, aged in his 20s with short brown hair. He was wearing a black zipped jacket, light coloured trousers and grey trainers.

- Suspect 2 is described as a white man wearing a light coloured top and trousers. He was also wearing a jacket with the hood up.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information that could assist the investigation is urged to call police on 101 or email [email protected] You can also tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

With business rates on the up, The Kingston Pound Project is encouraging shoppers to help small and independent traders

The aim is to get people to swap Sterling for the Kingston Pound when shopping in the borough.

It's hoped that by using the denomination, small and independent shops will prosper.

Project leader Andrew Connolly explains how it all works.



To find out more about the Kingston Pound and where you can use it, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

England try to make it 18 wins in a row this weekend at Twickenham

England play Scotland at Twickenham this weekend, as they try to make it 18 wins in a row.

Rugby union lock Joe Launchbury says they've not worried too much about the occasion of a Calcutta Cup match in the Six Nations.

Launchbury says they're treating it like any other fixture.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Antonio Conte is happy with Chelsea's performance last night

Chelsea are back to being ten points ahead of their Premier League title rivals after a 2-1 win at West Ham last night.

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa made it pretty comfortable for the leaders, before Manuel Lanzini pulled one back in stoppage time.

Boss Antonio Conte says it's a job well done.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 am  

Rising property prices mean basement excavations in Richmond could be no more

It could be the end of the road for basement excavations in Richmond.

Lucy Mayer explains why.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 am  

Monday, 6 March 2017

Antonio Conte's side are ten points clear at the top of the table

Chelsea are now ten points clear at the top of the Premier League after a win away tonight.

The Blues beat West Ham 2-1 with goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

Speaking after the game tonight, Hazard says they are playing with confidence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 pm  

MP for Mitcham and Morden calls for crackdown on extremists radicalising from prison cells

The MP for Mitcham and Morden has called for a crackdown on radicalisation inside the UK’s prisons.

Siobhain McDonagh said during Home Office questions preventing radicalisation was a key factor in countering terrorism.

The Labour politician made the comments, as MPs heard how an extremist killer preached hate from his jail cell.

Tanveer Ahmed, who’s in prison for killing Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah last year, used the phone and letters to continue radicalising people against Ahmadi Muslims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 pm  

Plans to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Mole Valley launching later this month

Plans to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in the Mole Valley area will be launched later this month.

The leader of the council will present the new Anti-Social Behaviour Enforcement Strategy and Action Plan next Tuesday.

The action plan’s been set up in a bid to prosecute more people who commit offences like fly-tipping, littering and nuisance behaviour.

Council leader Vivienne Michael says the new strategy will mean all available resources and powers will be now be utilised to tackle anti-social behaviour.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Man appears at Wimbledon magistrates' court accused of allotment murder

A man’s appeared at Wimbledon magistrates' court, charged with the murder of a pensioner who was found in an allotment lock-up.

80-year-old grandmother, Lea Adri-Soejoko, was found strangled in the shed of the communal gardens in Colindale last Tuesday.

She was the acting secretary of the allotments and has been described as happy and vibrant woman – who did not tolerate prejudice.

40-year-old Rahim Mohammadi, from Hackney, has been charged with the murder and will appear at the Old Bailey on 8th March.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Chelsea can re-establish their ten point advantage at the top of the Premier League tonight.

They're at West Ham, one of only four clubs who've beaten the leaders this season, albeit in the League Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Fears are growing for a missing Surrey University student who was last seen 9 days ago.



Victor Ivanelo disappeared after leaving a friend’s house in Esher in the early hours of last Sunday.

Police released CCTV images on Friday, which show him on a train, the day before he disappeared.

The 21-year-old was travelling from Clapham Junction to Claygate station at around 3.30 in the afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Parents who allow their cars to idle during the school run in Richmond are being urged to think of their children’s health.

The council says an “unnecessary fog of nitrogen dioxide” is engulfing the gates of many schools.

It has launched the “Switch Off Your Engine” campaign, to remind drivers of the problem.

Richmond’s children are exposed to some of the highest pollutant levels in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

People of Tolworth set up petition to stop flytippers



Broadoaks, which runs behind the A240 Tolworth Broadway, is a constant victim of fly-tipping.

As it is a private road, Kingston council cannot clean it, despite the fact residents live along it.

So, after numerous community clean ups, a petition has been launched to try and get the council to put pressure on the landlords of the shops and flats to make sure they keep an eye on their properties and what is being dumped on their land.

It is the responsibility of each person who owns the land, to make sure it is cleared of rubbish, whether or not they dumped it.

To sign the petition, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Saturday saw the first farmers' market of the year in New Malden

The aim is to promote local, independent businesses, while raising money for charity.

The market takes place on the first Saturday morning of every month in the Fountain Pub car park.

It relies on volunteers to come and showcase their products.

Here's organiser Danielle O’Shaughnessey.



Vincent McDonnell owns Pink House Pottery. It was his first time at the market.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Kingston’s MP says his constituents should not be paying for the upkeep of a park 20 miles away in East London.

Lee Valley Park costs £10 million annually to run.

A 1966 Act of Parliament requires all 32 London boroughs to pay a levy towards it.

James Berry, who is fighting to get the act abolished, explains why it is absurd.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

A former Leader of Richmond Council is to receive the highest honour the borough can award.

Sir David Williams is to be handed the Freedom of the Borough.

He represented Ham and Petersham ward from 1974 to 2014, and was Leader of the Council from 1983 to 2001.

That’s the longest time anyone has ever served in that post.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

The works of Kingston’s historic photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, are off to Monaco.

The slides, which feature superimposed clouds, are heading to the New National Museum for three months.

Muybridge was born and raised in Kingston before he set off for America where he made his name.

If you are unfamiliar with his work, it can be seen on the side of buildings along Kingston Riverside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Chelsea's plans for a new stadium have been given a green light by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Proposals for a £500-million redevelopment at the current Stamford Bridge site have been approved, with the capacity to increase to 60,000

An elevated walkway will be built from the ground to the nearby tube station.

Mr Khan says he's confident the stadium will be a "jewel in London's sporting crown".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

A man who collapsed at the finishing line of a 10k race in Weybridge has died

He’s been named locally as Czeslaw Dudek from Feltham.

The 37 year-old was given CPR on Walton Road, but medics were unable to save him yesterday morning.

12 hours after his death, a fundraising page has in his memory has raised nearly £4000 in his memory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

A 12 year-old missing boy from Woking has been found

A search was underway for Mackenzie Duncanson after he left his home at around 9.30 last night.

Surrey Police have confirmed he returned home this morning safe and well.

Officers would like to thank the media and public for their help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Chelsea can re-establish their ten point advantage at the top of the Premier League tonight

They're at West Ham, one of only four clubs who've beaten the leaders this season, albeit in the League Cup.

Boss Antonio Conte doesn't want the same thing to happen again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Chelsea man Terry's Surrey home burgled

Police have confirmed that the Surrey mansion owned by the former England captain and Chelsea player John Terry was burgled while he was away on a family holiday.

The property in Oxshott was broken into last weekend and it’s believed the thieves escaped with valuables.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 am  

Selhurst Park pitch invader charged

A Crystal Palace fan who ran onto the pitch at Selhurst Park to confront players during a match against Sunderland has been charged with two offences.

Twenty-three-year-old Jack Coles was upset with his team being 4-nil down at half time and attempted to target defender Damien Delaney.

He’s been charged with going onto the pitch and using threatening behaviour on February 4th.

Coles, from Worthing, will appear at Croydon Magistrates Court on March 20.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Harlequins' Yarde gets England recall

Billy Vunipola has been added to England's squad for next weekend's Six Nations clash with Scotland at Twickenham.

The number eight featured for Saracens in today's Premiership win over Newcastle - his first action since November.

Harlequins wing Marland Yarde has also been recalled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 am  

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Rescue at Teddington Weir


A kayaker has been rescued from the Thames at Teddington Weir.

Teddington Lifeboat was called at 3pm this afternoon.

The kayaker was freezing but safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

Surrey libraries at risk

Surrey’s libraries are facing £300,000 worth of cuts over the next two years, and the Conservative run council kept the information a secret.

The cuts to the budget, which is used to buy items such as books and DVDs, was buried in the confidential section of council papers.

Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed their anger at the secrecy and have successfully fought for the information to be made public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Tragedy at Weybridge 10k Race

There is fear of a tragic end to the Weybridge 10k race this morning as a runner was believed to have collapsed just metres from the finish line.

The Weybridge Sports 10k Run began just outside Weybridge Health Club at 9am, which was also the scene of the finish line.

One spectator saw numerous emergency services vehicles around 100 metres from the finish line and said they arrived at about 10.25am.

He counted at least two South East Coast Ambulance Service ambulances, an ambulance car, and a St John's Ambulance vehicle.

An area was shielded off as resuscitation of a man appeared to be taking place

The emergency services vehicles left the site by 11.40am but there was no confirmation of the runner's condition.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Cost of service for vulnerable people in Richmond frozen

The cost of a vital service for vulnerable adults in Richmond has been frozen for a year.

The Careline Service connects users to the Council’s call centre at the touch of a button.

It provides a 24 hour, 365 days a year emergency service, enabling vulnerable people to live independently and in their own home.

Councillors have agreed that current charges should not increase despite monetary pressures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Richmond school applications on the rise

Secondary school place applications are on the up in Richmond.

Almost 2,000 parents applied in the latest round.

The council estimates 68% will receive a first preference offer, and 86% will receive an offer at one of their first three preferences.

In London, parents express preferences for secondary schools both inside and outside the borough in which they live.

That means they are more likely to be oversubscribed than in other parts of England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Mental health specialist coming to Richmond Schools

A consultant, who specialises in helping children with emotional and mental health problems, is to rotate between Richmond’s schools.

The post has been funded by the council, which says young peoples’ mental health is one of its biggest priorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham food banks see rise in popularity
Food banks in Hammersmith and Fulham are getting used more than ever before.

Staff have now put a plea out to residents to help with the food flow.

They say they’re in desperate need of items like tinned vegetables, and demand is as high now as it was at Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Community coming together to fix fountain in Tooting

National Lottery players are helping restore a prominent and historic landmark on Tooting Common.

The 1930s drinking fountain is being cleaned, repaired and brought back into public use.

The work is part of a wider scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The common has been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Elderly man dies after collision in Hammersmith

An elderly man who was hit by a car on Saturday evening has sadly passed away in hospital.

Police were called to Hammersmith Road at around 9:30pm last night after reports suggested a silver Mercedes had hit the man, then failed to stop.

The vehicle has since been located and it was a BMW M5, rather than the Mercedes which was first thought.

The man was taken to a central London hospital but died in the early hours of this morning.

Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who saw the collision, or who saw the car leave the scene. They are also particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw the car being abandoned.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit's witness appeal line on 020 8543 5157 or via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Appeal for information after serious collision in Hammersmith

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious collision in Hammersmith.

Police were called to the scene on Hammersmith Road at around 9:30pm yesterday to reports of a silver Mercedes in collision with an elderly pedestrian.

The male pedestrian was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers believe that the car may have sustained damage to the windscreen. It is also possible that it may have been abandoned.

They would like to speak with anyone who saw the collision, or who saw the car leave the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit’s witness appeal line on 020 8543 5157 or via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 am  

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