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Saturday, 1 April 2017
Police have found an unexploded bomb near Putney Bridge
The World War 2 device was found ahead of tomorrow’s annual boat race.
The bomb was reported to have been partly submerged in the silt.
Police say the rowing event, involving Oxford and Cambridge universities, is still expected to go ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm
Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League has been cut to seven points
They went down to a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge - despite taking an early lead.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he feels they deserved at least a point.
Meanwhile Crystal Palace’s win means they’re four points clear of the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm
UPDATE: Young boy attacked in Croydon
A teenage asylum seeker's in a serious condition after what police are describing as a brutal attack in Croydon.
The 17 year-old suffered serious injuries to his head in Shrublands Avenue at around 11:40 yesterday night.
Police are treating it as a suspected hate crime, and are looking for the attackers believed to be around eight youths.
Mubashar Ali lives nearby.
The Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott is condemning the attack, and accusing the government of not getting to grips with hate crimes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm
Only 5% of existing prison staff in England and Wales will allegedly receive new pay allowances of up to £5,000
The details were not included when the pay rise was announced by Justice Secretary Liz Truss.
When the announcement was made, Ministry of Justice said it would apply to “Band 3” prison officers in 31 jails where it had been hard to recruit and maintain staff.
The jails are in London and South-East England, including one in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm
Environmentalists are worried about the increasing number of wet wipes that are being found in the River Thames
The Marine Conservation Society claims there’s been a 4-hundred percent increase over the past decade.
More than 150 of them were found in just 1 square metre at Hammersmith Bridge.
They are altering the riverbed as they contain plastics that don’t disintegrate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Premier League leaders Chelsea will take another step towards the title this afternoon
They’re ten points clear at the top of the table ahead of hosting Crystal Palace from 3.
Boss Antonio Conte says his career’s taught him not to take their lead for granted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
A female police officer was kicked in the face and male officer was bitten during a violent incident at a hospital in Hammersmith
The two officers had arrested a 24-year-old man at the hospital on Friday when he lashed out.
The man spat at both officers, and then kicked the female officer in the face leaving her with a bleeding nose and bruised cheeks.
Her colleague was also kicked in the face and bitten on the hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm
Wiping Clean Hammersmith
Dirty mounds filled with plastic and wet wipes have surfaced along the Thames at Hammersmith.
A mass clean - up of the area, known as the Big Count, will take place there today.
Debbie Leach is Chief Executive of Charity Thames 21, which has organised it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Young boy attacked in Croydon
A boy is fighting for his life after being attacked in Croydon on Friday evening.
The 17-year-old boy was attacked at 11:30pm near Shirley Youth and Community Centre.
He was rushed to hospital after suffering head injuries and is said to be in a critical condition.
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm
Derby day as Chelsea take on Palace
Crystal Palace will travel to Stamford Bridge today giving them the opportunity to stop a seemingly unstoppable Chelsea side.
The table leading side are only 7 wins away from claiming the title early.
#Palace are battling at the bottom, trying to move away from relegation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
Fulham are hoping to extend Rotherham’s losing streak to 6 in a row
The Whites lie just off the play off places and a win could see them move into the top 6.
Meanwhile Brentford will be looking to continue their good form against Bristol.
In their last 5 meetings the Bees have won 4 and Bristol haven’t beaten Brentford since 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am
Energising Croydon's nightlife
Croydon could see its nightlife economy energised thanks to a new scheme.
‘Good Evening Croydon’ will give locals the opportunity to submit their own creative ideas for night life as part of the areas rejuvenation.
Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs says he’s “excited to see the creative ideas our local businesses and community groups put forward.”
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 7th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am
London Fire Brigade warns over lack of sprinklers in schools
The London Fire Brigade is warning the Government of a risk to children’s lives and school safety over proposals to change guidelines for building new schools.
These would treat the installation of sprinklers as non-essential.
The Brigade’s records show that there were 718 fires in London schools between 2009 and last month – but sprinklers were installed in only 15 of these.
Additionally, one in five of the fires was set deliberately.
The Brigade argues that the sprinklers are as important as fire alarms and can stop a fire in its tracks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 am
Friday, 31 March 2017
A total of nine babies were born at Epsom and St Helier hospitals on Mothering Sunday
Doctors and nurses handed out special welcome gifts.
Three were born at St Helier, in Carshalton, and the remaining six at Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm
A man has been found guilty of punching a Crystal Palace eagle mascot during a football match
Daniel Boylett from Eltham attacked the 25-year-old American bald eagle, Kayla, at Selhurst Park in September 2015.
The bird’s handler had been walking her around the pitch on his forearm when a punch was reportedly thrown from the crowd.
The 36-year-old had told Croydon Crown Court that he was acting in self-defence.
Boylett was also found guilty of violent disorder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm
A memorial service has taken place in Twickenham for a police officer who died in an accident 25 years ago
PC Matthew John Allen, was fatally injured when his patrol car was involved in a collision whilst responding to an urgent call.
He was only 25.
The memorial service took place at Twickenham Police Station at midday.
A memorial plaque was also unveiled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 pm
The latest near miss between a drone and a jet is being reported by officials at Heathrow
Two pilots spotted the gadget, which had multiple arms, at 10,000 feet.
They are meant to fly at a maximum of 400 feet.
Jonathan Nicholson with the Civil Aviation Authority, explains the rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
The Leaders of four London Councils have accused the government of failing to come clean on the real impact of Heathrow expansion.
Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead claim the draft National Policy Statement “ignores all the fundamental concerns.”
These include an increase in noise, a lack of detail on road access, and increased levels of pollution.
Around 1,000 homes will also be destroyed by expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
A drive to make nappy sacks safer has been launched.
It comes after 16 children are believed to have died, after suffocating or choking on the bags.
Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards led the research into safety information provided with nappy bags.
Following this, they are now calling for warnings to be put on the products.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Police have arrested a 19 year old man at an address in South West London on suspicion of terrorism offences.
The man was detained yesterday morning at 10 o’clock; the location hasn’t been divulged.
He’s been bailed to return in a few weeks’ time.
The arrest is not connected to the Westminster attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
A massive clean - up of the Thames will take place at Hammersmith tomorrow, and you’re being invited to join in.
The Big Count is going to focus on mysterious new mounds that have surfaced, mainly filled with things like wet wipes.
They can be seen at low tide.
The clean up, which will consist of mainly counting the wet wipes, is taking part at 11am at Hammersmith Bridge for those who want to go and help.
Debbie Leach is Chief Executive of Charity Thames 21, which has organised it.
To find out more about Thames 21, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
A fire on an empty train in-between Clapham Junction and Vauxhall has sparked over 4 hours of chaos for commuters.
South West Trains services between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction are running, but with severe delays.
Reports of smoke coming from the empty train were made at around 9 o’clock.
The train company has confirmed “there was a small mechanical fire”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm
Stormzy is doing a one-day festival in Ibiza
The grime artist from Croydon will perform with other stars at the event - called "hashtag-Merky Festival".
His event in July is part of a busy year - he's playing Glastonbury in June and Coachella in California next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
It's reported Premier League clubs want the government to guarantee EU players will be exempt from immigration rules after Brexit.
Footballers from the remaining 27 member states could end up having to apply for work permits.
Right now, non-EU players need established international records to get one.
The Times says Manchester United's Ander Herrera and Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta are among those who'd be affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
A Radio Jackie presenter is warning about the dangers of Sepsis
Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection.
Without quick treatment, it can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
The blood poisoning infection is believed to kill over 40,000 people every year.
Richard Grant contracted it after returning on a flight from Ireland, and spent three weeks in intensive care.
He thought he had flu.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
The circumstances that lead a 20 year-old from New Addington to take his own life will be investigated by a coroner
Jerome Rogers died after committing suicide in March last year.
His mother claims he made the decision after bailiffs chasing two unpaid traffic tickets visited their home.
She says her son, who was working as a courier, was unable to pay both penalty notices within the deadline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus descends on Sandown Park
The Chinese State Circus is in town this weekend.
It features 30 world-class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes, and jugglers.
We sent Jackie's Krys O'Brien to check it out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am
A court’s heard that a serial shoplifter has been sent to HMP Bronzefield so often that she has a private cell at the Ashford prison.
40 year old Joann Jones, from Kent, has committed 121 previous thefts.
She was jailed for three months after admitting stealing hand bags, a Hoover and a £1,000 bicycle from shops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am
A school in Merton Park has created, what’s believed to be the UK’s first ever scooter park for children
Children can let off a lot of steam on the 200 metres of pathways, in the new park at Poplar Primary School.
Now, the school’s launched a campaign to raise £20,000 for the next phase of development.
It’s already won celebrity backing from triathlon stars the Brownlee brothers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am
People living under the flight path could be left with just 4 hours respite a day from aircraft noise if a third runway goes ahead
At the moment, they get up to 8 hours, and the issue has been raised in the Commons by Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney.
She’s asked why the Government’s public consultation has failed to address this.
But Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, says the consultation “set out in broad terms the impact of the changes”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
Benefit cheat jailed for two years and must pay back £18,000
A benefit cheat living in New Malden, has been jailed for two years and ordered to pay back nearly £18,000.
Dabeer Ul Haque’s crimes were uncovered by Wandsworth council’s fraud investigators.
He forged documents to obtain higher housing benefit payments, and also submitted false details in order to get the keys to a council flat.
It’s believed his sophisticated and elaborate fraud schemes started in 2010.
Housing spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis said “This was a particularly sophisticated and elaborate fraud but one which failed to mislead or confuse our investigators and as a result Mr Ul Haque is now serving a two year prison sentence.
“And once he is released from detention he will have to start paying back the money he swindled.
“This case should serve as a warning to people who are tempted to try and fiddle cash from the benefit system.
“We do routine checks into hundreds of claims each year, regardless of when they were first made. If you are on the fiddle then we will catch up with you one day and when we do you will be prosecuted, you could go to jail and you will have to pay back everything you weren’t entitled to.
“If you are tempted to make a false claim, my advice to you would be think again.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am
Feltham prison could be turned into luxury flats
Some of London’s infamous prisons could soon be turned into luxury apartments.
According to the Ministry of Justice sites which are currently being looked at include Brixton, Pentonville and Feltham.
It’s estimated that a sale of the three London jails could generate around 300-million pounds and pave the way for the construction of more than a thousand new homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am
Kingston's MP welcomes fight against internet terrorist propaganda
Tech firms are promising more action to take terrorist propaganda down from the internet.
But one MP's described the outcome of a meeting between companies and the home secretary as "a bit lame".
Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft insist they're going to work better together to come up with tools to remove extremist content.
They're also promising to set up a cross-industry forum a move welcomed by Kingston and Surbiton MP James Berry who tweeted his approval.
But the chair of a group of MPs that’s examining the issue isn't impressed.
Labour's Yvette Cooper wants to see more action and says "having meetings about meetings just isn't good enough".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 am
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Animal cruelty at a farm in Banstead
Images have appeared on social media of horses being fed cigarettes on a farm in Banstead.
The pictures, apparently taken by a group of teenagers on Tuesday night, have emerged on sharing site Snapchat.
Farm owner Moya Hayward claims youths regularly terrorise her animals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm
A man has been stabbed in Thornton Heath
A man has been stabbed in Thornton Heath.
Police were called to Bensham Lane just after 8.30 last night.
A 23 year old man was found with stab wounds and taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm
A man has indecently exposed himself on a bus in Hammersmith
A man has indecently exposed himself on a bus in Hammersmith.
Details have only just been released of the incident in October when a 26 year old woman was travelling on a route 207 to White City.
She was sat on the lower deck of the bus when the suspect came and sat next to her, touching her leg with his leg.
The suspect then moved to the vacant seat and exposed himself.
The victim challenged him and he then left the bus at Shepherd's Bush market area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm
It seems Kingston has fallen out of love with the Blue tit
It seems Kingston has fallen out of love with the Blue tit.
Figures from Birdwatch show their numbers are down by 4% on last year.
It’s the same story across much of the capital.
The RSPB says it’s possibly down to habitat loss and more of London is built upon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a car ended up in a river in Stanwell.
It happened at the junctions of Bedfont Road and Northumberland Close just before 7pm on Sunday.
The car, a black Peugeot 108, left the road and went into the water.
A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Actor David Tennant has started damages action over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Lawyers for the actor who lives in Chiswick, say he issued a compensation claim at the High Court earlier.
The firm is representing eight other people too, including the former F1 racing driver Eddie Irvine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Officers in Hanwell are appealing to locate a missing 14-year-old girl.
Paulina Miller, aka Pniok, was last seen at her address in Hanwell at around 8.30 last night.
Paulina is a white female, around 5ft 4in tall, and of slim build with blue eyes and shoulder length blonde hair.
At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a green-coloured bomber jacket and black leggings
She has no phone, Oyster card or cash with her, and officers are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.
If you have seen Paulina or you have information that could help officers find her, call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000.
You can also tweet police via @MetCC.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Are the people of Richmond Park and North Kingston experiencing voter regret?
Never mind “re-grexit,” it appears some people in Richmond Park and North Kingston are regretting voting in Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney.
She won the seat from Conservative Zac Goldsmith in December's by-election, on the promise she would vote against the Brexit process.
But, following yesterday's triggering of Article 50, some residents are now saying her election was “pointless.”
Miss Olney denies this.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
The Education Secretary says bright children who are poor are around a third less likely to earn a high wage than their clever, richer friends.
Justine Greening has told a conference much more needs to be done to create a level playing field for all youngsters.
The MP for Putney also says a child living in one of England's most disadvantaged areas is 27 times more likely to go an inadequate school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm
Boat Race comes to Putney
The eyes of the World will be on Putney on Sunday as Oxford take on Cambridge in the annual boat race.
Thousands of boat race fans will head to the town centre to see the clash between the two rivals.
There will be a market square starting from 11am which will feature a range of refreshments.
The women’s race will start at 4.35pm with the men’s an hour later at 5.35pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Plans for redevelopment in Kingston.
Plans for a £400m development of Eden walk in Kingston have been given the go ahead.
It’s after the British Land and Universities Superannuation Scheme was officially given planning permission by the council.
The regeneration will include 28 new retail units, 12 restaurants, 380 new homes and a boutique cinema.
It’s hoped it will also create 600 additional jobs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Mole Valley Councilor makes headway into saving sexual health clinics
A Mole Valley Councillor is making headway into saving some of the sexual health clinics in Surrey.
NHS Central and North West London say services for young people will be offered twice a week in Leatherhead, Epsom, Spelthorne and Runnymede.
It comes as Councillor Claire Malcomson had voiced concerns of cuts in a letter to the NHS Trust Deputy Director of Services Stephen Tucker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm
Environmental Campaigners are concerned over pollution in Wandsworth
Environmental campaigners are claiming Wandsworth Council isn’t doing enough to combat pollution.
Councillors claim that due to new projects in the borough, pollution levels in Putney High Street have dropped by 80% since last summer.
But Graham Peterson, with the Clean Air Campaign group, says the council now needs to go one step further.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am
Fire in Croydon
Two fire engines and 14 firefighters were called to reports of a fire at a house in Croydon this morning.
The services were called just after 7.30am and the fire was put out shortly before 8am.
Part of an airing cupboard on the first floor of the property on Addiscombe Road was damaged by heat and smoke.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Croydon delivers its first rates relief
Croydon council has delivered its first ‘rates relief’ award as part of their new scheme to help and sustain struggling businesses.
The scheme could save businesses thousands on their business rates and boost economy in Croydon.
Croydon Councillor Mark Watson says that small businesses play an important role in creating local jobs for local people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am
Carshalton and Wallington MP slams cuts to pharmacies.
Carshalton and Wallington’s MP Tom Brake has slammed secret plans to cut pharmacies.
Leaked letters from Jeremy Hunt reveal the true impact of the government’s cuts to community pharmacies.
Writing to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, Hunt stated 500 to 900 would close as a result of cuts up to £170 million.
It’s after the government previously denied that these changes were likely to lead to closures.
Brake says the letters raise the question of how “honest and open” the Government has been with MPs and the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am
First picture of the victim from Clapham killed in the Westminster terror attack
The first picture of one of the victims of the Westminster terror attack from Clapham has been released.
75-year old Leslie Rhodes suffered serious injuries when Khalid Masood mowed down pedestrians on Westminster bridge last Wednesday.
The former window cleaner of Winston Churchill suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung, his life support was turned off the following evening.
Mr Rhodes had also worked as a window cleaner in Croydon for 20 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
UPDATE: Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Battersea appeal for information
Detectives investigating a stabbing in Battersea in the early hours of Tuesday morning are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
21-year old Malachi Brooks from Battersea was found suffering from stab injuries in Surrey Lane at around 1.10am, but was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
Officers investigating the incident want to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has any information.
Witnesses can contact the Met Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
An 18-year old from Wandsworth wanted by police has been located and arrested after appeal
Detectives in Croydon have traced a man from Wandsworth who was wanted for burglary and other offences.
They had appealed for the public’s help to locate 18-year old Patrick Ward, who has now been arrested after failing to appear at court in January.
He’s been charged with four counts of residential burglary, one count of aggravated vehicle taking and other driving offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Hounslow man charged under the psychoactive substances act
A man from Hounslow has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply.
19-year-old Hashmeet Kapoor has also been accused of supplying a psychoactive substance.
According to police, this is believed to be one of the first cases of a charge under the psychoactive substances act in Surrey.
Kapoor is due to appear at Staines Magistrate’s Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am
Twickenham woman thanks surgeon for allowing her to smile in the mirror
A woman from Twickenham who broke her jaw in a cycling accident when she was a child has thanked a surgeon for correcting her face.
36-year old Gina Katsaitis had two operations to fix her jaw, she’s praised him for enabling her to look in the mirror without crying for the first time in 20 years.
She fell off her bike aged 6 in South Africa, where she was born, which caused her jaw to grow at an angle.
Her gratitude was expressed in a letter to the maxillofacial surgeon saying ‘words will never be able to express my thanks’ and it had ‘changed her life.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Carshalton and Wallington’s MP has accused Tory ministers of choosing to ignore the crisis in funding for schools
Tom Brake says the budget is being destroyed by former accountants who “don’t understand how their number crunching affects our children’s education.”
His comments come after the Public Accounts Committee warned today that school standards in England are being put at risk.
They say it’s down to an education system that is under the most significant financial pressure since the mid-1990s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm
Schools and education services in Hounslow are said to be getting better and better according to Ofsted.
96 per cent of all schools in the borough were judged as good or outstanding up from 74 per cent in 2014.
Hounslow also performed better than the national average for the number of children achieving the expected standards in reading, writing and maths.
This placed them in the top 10 per cent of local authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm
Kingston and Surbiton's MP questions Theresa May over social media apps and extremist material
Kingston and Surbiton’s MP has asked Theresa May today about social media companies taking action to remove extremist material from their apps.
James Berry stated that Law enforcement is ‘footing the bill’ for Whatsapp’s lack of cooperation with investigations.
His comments follow on from the attacks last Wednesday as it was found the attacker was able to use the app because of its encrypted messaging.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm
A ceremony was held in Croydon today to remember those who lost their lives in the Westminster terror attacks last week
Croydon’s Mayor, councillors and the borough’s faith and community leaders came together to mark last week’s tragic events.
The ceremony took place at the Town Hall and began with a minutes silence followed by the raising of the civic flag, from half to full mast.
Councillor Hamida Ali says “we stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of London in condemning all hate crimes and acts of terror.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm
A massive investment programme by Hounslow Council has seen a decrease in the number of potholes in the last four years
Upgrading work costing a total of £100 million is being spent on improving roads, pavements and streetlights over a five-year period.
According to recent surveys road conditions have already improved by 81 per cent.
The average number of pothole-related repairs has also reduced by around 60 cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm
According to the RSCPA, animal cruelty investigations are on the up across the South East
Animal cruelty investigations are on the up across the South East, that’s according to the RSPCA.
The charity investigated more than 35,000 cases last year; a rise of 4%.
There were more complaints made to the charity in the Greater London area compared to anywhere else in the country.
This meant that the charity received around 4 complaints an hour.
Cruelty reported included a German Shepherd found severely collapsed at the bottom of a garden in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
A 53 year-old man has pleaded guilty to running a string of brothels in London including Fulham
A 53 year-old man has pleaded guilty to running a string of brothels in London including Fulham.
David Archer, also admitted to trafficking women and controlling their profiles on adult websites.
He was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault on Monday, after a four-week trial.
Two of his female accomplices also pleaded guilty to the charges against them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Londoners are the most worried about Brexit having a negative effect on property prices.
That’s according to a new study by Equifax which shows 18% are concerned prices will drop compared to 9% for the majority of the rest of the UK.
60% of Londoners strongly agreed that ‘young people’ will generally be unable to get onto the property ladder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Surrey University says it is “greatly saddened” by the discovery of a body believed to be that of one of their students – Victor Ivanelo
Police discovered the body yesterday afternoon near Surbiton station.
The 21 year-old was reported missing last month after leaving a friend’s house in Esher.
Formal identification has not yet taken place.
Next of kin has been informed.
Professor Jane Powell, Vice-Provost Education and Students at the University of Surrey, said: “Students are the very heart of our University and we are greatly saddened by the discovery of a body believed to be that of Viktor Ivanelo. The University will be liaising with Viktor’s family to do all we can to support them at this distressing time.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm
Harmful skin lighting products seized at Heathrow airport
Trading Standards Officers in Surrey have seized hundreds of skin lightening products at Heathrow Airport.
The substance, Hydroquinone, found in the products is banned in Britain and across the European Union.
They are thought to increase the risk of skin cancer – as skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight.
The cosmetics have been banned since 2001, and were destined for shop shelves in South London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
The RNLI is pleading with the public to take more care on the Thames.
It’s after new figures revealed London’s Lifeboats launched over 750 times last year.
Volunteers at Chiswick (pictured) and Teddington rescued 195 people alone, making them the second and third busiest stations behind Tower.
Lifeboat rescues are up nationwide by 7%, a five year high.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am
Blaze at a block of flats in Sutton
Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a blaze at a block of flats in Sutton early this morning.
Part of a flat on the first floor of the building on Victoria Road was damaged by fire.
The cause is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am
Tributes are being paid to a carpenter who was stabbed to death Battersea
He has been named locally as 22 year-old, Malachi Brooks.
Police were called to reports of an attack in Surrey Lane just after 1 o'clock yesterday morning.
Family and friends gathered at the scene yesterday to pay their respects.
His girlfriend told the Evening Standard “He wasn’t just my boyfriend, he was my best friend, my rock.”
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am
Appeal after attempted sexual assault Streatham
Police are hunting a man in connection with an alleged attempted sexual assault in Streatham.
It’s believed a man exposed himself to two teenage girls on-board the 159 bus and then tried to sexually assault them.
The incident happened last October as the bus drove along Streatham High Road.
The suspect managed to exit the bus via the back doors.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his early 20s, with short dark hair. He wore a dark "Puffa" style jacket over a dark jumper with a white 'D' on its front, blue jeans with a skull on them, and black and white trainers.
Detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Command (RTPC) are investigating.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Caroline Else, from RTPC, said:
"This incident has left the girls traumatised and feeling unsafe getting on buses. This was a shocking incident which happened during the day and when many people were in and around the area of where the bus was travelling.
"There is a need to catch the person responsible as soon as possible as his behaviour causes great concern.
"I would urge anyone with any information on who the suspect may be, or anyone with information about the incident, to come forward and help with our investigations."
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact DC Caroline Else on 07825 256 524.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am
The so called Hillsborough Bill, named after the 96 football fans who died in 1989, will get its first reading in Parliament today
The aim of the legislation is to “make it a legal duty for public authorities to tell the truth.”
Egham Labour Candidate Fiona Dent is hoping the law could help with the case of 7 year old Zane Gbangbola, who died in 2014.
An inquest ruled he was killed by carbon monoxide after a generator was used by his parents to remove floodwater from the family home
But, his parents claim it was gasses from a nearby landfill site that killed their son. Ms Dent says they need answers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 am
Young Muslims from South West London will hold a minute’s silence in memory of the Westminster victims later
This lunchtime marks a week since the attacks.
Youngsters from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, who worship at Britain’s largest mosque in Morden, will travel to Westminster Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am
UPDATE: Missing woman from Streatham is found
An elderly woman who went missing Streatham has been found safe and well.
Police were appealing for help to find 73-year-old Dorothy Decarish who was last seen at her home on Monday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has been dropped from a six-year partnership with Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea councils
A joint statement from the two central London councils says the decision was due to a lack of commitment from Hammersmith.
One contentious issue is the decision to keep Charing Cross Hospital open, after Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea supported its closure.
Furthermore, Hammersmith Council returned to Labour control in 2014 while Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea are Conservative-controlled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am
Plans for thousands of people to float on inflatables down the River Tyne on a "booze cruise" have been criticised by police.
Organisers of the Facebook event are expecting thousands this summer - and say it's based on something similar in Finland.
The Northumbria force says a rubber dinghy is "not an appropriate vessel to be used on this river."
The RNLI saved over 8,000 last year.
Figures released today show that Tower, Chiswick and Teddinton remain the busiest lifeboat stations in the UK.
It has led to the RNLI to issue a nationwide appeal to people to be careful when taking to the water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am
The body of a man discovered in Surbiton is believed to be that of missing student Victor Ivanelo
British Transport Police were called to a railway arch in Victoria Recreation Ground just after 1.30 yesterday afternoon.
Victor was reported missing last month when he left a friend’s house in Esher.
Although formal identification is still ongoing, the body is believed to be that of the 21-year-old and his next of kin have been informed.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 am
Tower, Chiswick and Teddington lifeboat stations remain the busiest in the country
New figures released by the RNLI show that London’s lifeboats launched over 750 times last year.
Over 8,000 people were rescued nationwide.
Machinery failure continues to be the biggest reason why the volunteers are called out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Following our report yesterday on incidents of road rage in Chertsey, we can confirm that two arrests have been made.
Police have arrested a 25-year old man and a 25-year old woman in relation with the two incidents.
They occurred on Friday morning on the A3 at the Painshill roundabout in Cobham and at junction 11 on the M25.
One of the victims sustained forehead injuries (pictured).
Surrey Police are still appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm
A man in Putney has brought traffic along Putney High Street to a standstill after blocking a bus for 20 minutes.
He was frustrated that the bus stop outside Putney Rail station is temporarily closed for repair works.
It means passengers must walk up Putney hill to the next stop.
The stand-off only ended when the exasperated driver rang the emergency services. No arrests were made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm
A man’s body has been discovered underneath a railway arch near Surbiton station.
Officers were called to Balaclava Road just after 1.30 this lunchtime.
A British Transport Police spokesman says officers are examining the scene and are treating the death as unexplained.
Work is ongoing to formally identify the man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm
An AFC Wimbledon super-fan will challenge the club’s co - founder to a penalty shoot - out during tonight’s game against Rochdale.
Marie Miller, who has a learning disability, attends the team’s home matches once a month.
At half time, she’ll hope to save Ivor Heller’s half way line penalty shoot, in front of up to 4,000 fans at Kingsmeadow.
She’s hoping to raise money for the Paul Strank Charitable Trust, which raises money for worthy causes across Merton.
For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
A woman in her 50s is being treated for head injuries after being hit by a train in Ashford.
Emergency services were called to the station just after 10am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm
London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner has visited Croydon
Will Norman went to see how the town's £5.2 billion regeneration is getting on.
A walking route now links Ruskin Square to East Croydon.
The next phase of the development will focus on cycle paths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm
Friends of the Westminster victim from Clapham are raising money for a permanent memorial.
Leslie Rhodes, 75, was killed during the attacks that took place at Westminster last week.
A ‘just giving’ page has been created to raise funds for the critical care unit at King’s College Hospital where he was treated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Surrey County Council’s leader, David Hodge, is facing fresh criticism this afternoon.
The Lib Dems are calling his latest move to leave the Local Government Association “rash and a poor decision”
Since the beginning of the year, Surrey County Council’s financial pressures have been a hot topic.
A combination of cuts from central Government and a growing demand for vital services, has once again triggered drastic cost saving measures.
Council leader David Hodge started Surrey’s exit from the Local Government Association on Friday, which only became public today.
But, it’s also been revealed that the council has given notice to three other associations in their bid to save money.
It’s unclear at this stage how much will be saved as a final decision will be made in a year's time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
They’ve only been up for a few months, but a campaign has now been launched to remove the digital advertising boards on the A3.
A new alliance formed by London Living Streets, 20s Plenty for Us and Living Streets, wants a ban on digital adverts across London.
The group claims they are distracting and could lead to more accidents.
Graeme Craig is Director of Commercial Development at Transport for London, which is responsible for the signs at Malden Junction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
World number one Andy Murray is out of Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis quarter-final against France with an elbow injury.
He'll miss the clash in Normandy next month.
It's after the Wimbledon champion withdrew from the Miami Open with the same problem.
Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot will make up the team in his absence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
A man in his 20s has been stabbed to death in Battersea.
Police were called just after 1am to reports of an attack in Surrey Lane where the victim was pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
A member of police staff based in Croydon has pleaded guilty to a number of offences.
48 year old Adrian Milton pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children and extreme pornography.
He also admitted the theft of mobile phones and ammunition from a criminal exhibits store.
He will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Commuters in Purley kicked up a stink this morning after a lorry full of raw sewage overturned, disrupting their journeys.
The accident closed the Purley Way just after 6am.
15 minutes later, a man came off his bike after skidding on the wet road, and a car and van also collided.
There were no injuries, but the clean up operation took over six hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
People in Kingston are being invited to attend a night with the emergency services.
London Ambulance paramedics will be on hand to offer life saving techniques and advice including CPR, choking and burns.
It’s happening at The Rose Theatre on Monday the 10th of April.
To find out more about the free event, check Kingston Police’s Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Woman struck by a train at Ashford station
A woman has been hit by a train at Ashford station.
Emergency services are currently on the scene, police were called just after 10 o’clock this morning.
Paramedics are treating the woman for her injuries - the extent of them is unknown at this stage.
South-West-trains are at a standstill between Staines and Feltham due to an incident.
The extent of her injuries are unknown at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Robert Webb, the man accused of forging his murdered ex-partner’s will has had his court appearance delayed
It’s alleged he forged the will of Robyn Mercer, who was found dead in West Molesey last March.
Webb was charged with fraud by false representation.
The 53 year-old, was due to appear at Kingston Crown Court this morning but that has now been pushed back to April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Police are appealing for to help to find a vulnerable elderly woman missing from Streatham
73 year-old, Dorothy Decarish, was last seen yesterday morning at her home.
Officers are concerned for Dorothy's safety as she can become easily confused and is not wearing warm clothing.
She is black, approximately 5ft 8inches tall with grey hair. When last seen, Dorothy was wearing a dress with a flowery pattern, a black hat and slippers.
Anyone who has seen Dorothy or knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact Lambeth Police via 101 or 07785774447.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am
A man is due to be sentenced today for a vicious sexual attack on an 81 year old woman in Balham
41 year old Anthony Roberts admitted the assault, which lasted over 90 minutes, on February the 10th.
The elderly victim had been getting off a 155 bus when Roberts, who was also a passenger, followed her.
She was eventually found and taken to hospital where she was treated for her injuries and trauma.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am
2,000 council homes in Wandsworth to have bills slashed
2,000 Council houses across Wandsworth will see their annual heating and hot water bills slashed by ten per cent from next week.
Lower energy bills for homes served by communal hot water and heating systems can be offered to these residents as the council has managed to purchase its gas supplies in advance at a 'very competitive rates’.
The ten % reduction will come into effect from next week and covers the 12 month period up to April 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 am
Monday, 27 March 2017
A Clapham based dental practice wins four awards in prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry
A dental practice that covers South West London has had four wins in the prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.
Ten Dental also has surgeries in Balham, Clapham and Wandsworth.
Judging was done anonymously by peers and patients giving the practice 22 nominations and 4 wins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm
Police are investigating two incidents of road rage
Police are investigating two incidents of road rage involving the same vehicles, on the same day last week.
The incidents happened between 11.30 and 11.40am on Friday.
A white Range Rover and a black Renault Clio were involved in a minor collision on the M25 just near to junction 11 at Chertsey.
It is reported that the Range Rover side swiped the Clio and then made threatening gestures towards the driver.
It’s thought the same vehicles then stopped at traffic lights at Painshill Roundabout in Cobham.
Friends of the people in the Clio were also stopped at the lights in a black Mercedes ML.
It’s then, a passenger, a woman in her 20’s, reportedly got out of the car and approached the Range Rover.
She was involved in a verbal altercation and as a result, fell to the ground and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Range Rover made off from the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 pm
Former British and Irish Lions rugby union centre Will Greenwood says Chris Robshaw needs to prove he's fit enough for the tour of New Zealand this summer
The England and Twickenham based Quin's flanker's only just returned to action for his club.
He missed the Six Nations with a shoulder injury.
Greenwood also says Scotland's Stuart Hogg, and several Glasgow teammates, are in with a chance of being called up.
He reckons Finn Russell and Tommy Seymour are likely to be included.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm
Grime artists are claiming that racism is stopping their gigs going ahead at London venues, including in Balham.
The Met Police has come under criticism for including ethnicity on its risk assessment form for live music events.
Grime artists have said that information on these forms led to their gigs being cancelled at the last minute.
The Exhibit bar in Balham met similar accusations earlier this month when they refused to allow grime or garage music to be played at their venue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm
Investigations are continuing following a rubbish fire in Chessington.
Officers were called to Clayton Road just before 6pm yesterday.
It took 15 fire fighters to bring the blaze under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
Complaints have dropped and job applications soared at a hospital in Hammersmith after it was featured in a documentary series.
The BBC series, Hospital, took viewers behind the scenes at NHS hospitals; among them was Charing Cross.
The hospital trust says it has seen a 50% increase in job applications for the five hospitals it manages.
Meanwhile, the proportion of complaints about clinical issues has dropped from 75% of complaints to 15%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
Chinese firm MTR and First Group will take over the South West Trains franchise from Stagecoach.
They’re promising to create jobs and improve services.
But a union says it'll mean the Chinese state will now make "a killing" at UK taxpayers' expense.
Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling has had this to say on the matter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
Body cameras rolled out with Lambeth Police today
Over 150 have been activated today across Lambeth so far.
Body worn video (BWV), also known as body cameras and body-worn cameras, is a video recording system that is typically used by forces to record their interactions with the public or gather video evidence at crime scenes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
The number of tourists visiting attractions in South West London and Surrey has risen despite national figures dropping.
The number of people visiting some of London’s main attractions dropped sharply last year, possibly because of fears that the capital “might be next” for a terror attack.
However Hampton Court Palace saw a 34% increase in visitors and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew saw an increase of 18.6%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Fly tip removed from the River Wandle
The Environment Agency's Mole and South London Field Team has spent time clearing the rubbish from the water at Wimbledon.
It's the latest crack down on rubbish that has been dumped at spots across London.
The Wandle runs through South West London and is about 9 miles long.
It passes through the Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Merton, and Wandsworth to join the River Thames on the Tideway at Wandsworth.
Much of the River is accessible using the Wandle Trail, but increasing rubbish dumps have led to complaints from both residents and walkers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Wandsworth.
The man, in his 20’s, was stabbed during an altercation with another man near Tesco Express in Garratt Lane just after 5.30 yesterday evening.
The victim was treated at hospital and his injuries are not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
Free online mental health counselling for teenagers is arriving in Kingston via a new website called Kooth.
In collaboration with the authorities, the service will provide trained councillors via an online chat service for 11 to 22 year olds.
Representatives for Kooth will also visit secondary schools in the borough to raise awareness of its availability.
Regional service provider, Andy Rooney, explains why an online service is so important.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Wandsworth’s Council leader is calling for “unity” following Wednesday’s terrorist attack on Westminster.
Ravi Govindia is calling on faith communities across the borough to unite and work together to “defeat those who pursue hatred
He is writing to the leaders of all the leading religions in Wandsworth to stress the need for solidarity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
The safety of children in Hounslow remains the priority for the Council, even after the recent budget cuts.
It says it will continue to work with schools, police and the community to ensure they get to and from school safely.
The council has had to make savings of £160,000 a year, which includes getting rid of the school crossing patrol service.
Councillors say they welcome any feedback from schools or residents who attended the cabinet meeting on this at the Civic Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am
“The Dog ate my homework” may be an age old excuse, but it seems it could actually be true.
Research by Dogs Trust has found 18% of children in London regularly see their paintings and drawings destroyed by their pet.
The charity is now urging owners in South West London to sign up for its brand new Dog School.
Trainers will look into the behavioural problems that cause dogs to act out, and help them learn new skills based positive rewards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am
Researchers at the University of Surrey are trying to figure out a way to cut pollution levels in Delhi.
They’re calling the study ‘odd-even’ car trials.
It works by only allowing personal vehicles on roads at certain times, based on whether their number plate ends with an odd or even number.
Thousands of volunteers in Delhi stand at intersections checking traffic, and fine those driving outside of their allowed slot.
While the trials did cut pollution at certain hours, in the mornings, pollution levels were still high due to fumes from overnight goods lorries.
Earlier work from the team at Surrey has determined the causes of pollution in Delhi.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am
Wandsworth and Richmond are among the local authorities raising council tax next month.
Almost every local authority in England is increasing its council tax next month, many by more than inflation.
Bills are rising in 9 out of 10 areas, by as much as 5%, as they attempt to boost funding for social care.
However Hammersmith & Fulham is among the 22 councils that are freezing council tax instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am
Women from Surbiton and Surrey have shown solidarity with the victims of the Westminster attack by standing along the bridge.
Women stood hand in hand along Westminster Bridge for five minutes as Big Ben chimed in 4pm yesterday.
The event was arranged by Women’s March for London and saw women for many backgrounds come together for the event.
Among them was Fariha Khan, a GP from Surbiton, who said: "We thought of the ordinary people who were here and were mown down, standing here like this, it was very overwhelming.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am
A petition has been launched to stop Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Trust charging blue badge holders for parking.
The badge allows disabled people to access free parking but could no longer apply as the hospital attempts to raise additional income.
Caroline Williams started a petition in 2014 to stop the charges and won. The reintroduction of charges has led her to petition again.
She explains to Jackie why the charging of blue badge holders is unacceptable:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am
A report by a charity has revealed that cases of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are over 10 times higher than previously estimated.
Project Shout is trying to raise awareness of the 2,400 cases of Carbon Monoxide to prevent future deaths.
An average of 6 people a day attend A&E with suspected poisoning with an estimated 40 million people believed to be at risk.
Alan Littlewood, from Feltham, describes the importance of the Project Shout and the need for increased awareness:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Man injured in hit and run in Staines
A man remains in hospital this morning with serious head injuries after a hit and run collision in Staines.
The accident happened by the Broadway shopping parade in Kingston road at about 5pm yesterday.
It’s believed a light blue Mercedes A Class mounted the pavement and hit the man before leaving the scene.
Officers believe the driver and the pedestrian, a man in his 20s, known each other.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am
Sunday, 26 March 2017
The chequered flag will be waved on motorsport tonight
With AFC Wimbledon returning to its spiritual home at Plough Lane, the chequered flag will be waved on motorsport at the stadium tonight.
The ground has hosted racing events since 1962, and will see the last lap for hot rod and stock car races there later.
Dean Cox from Speedworth Motorsports says it will be an emotional farewell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm
Hundreds of emergency service workers were fed for free, yards from the Westminster terror attacks on Wednesday
Hundreds of emergency service workers were fed for free, yards from the Westminster terror attacks on Wednesday.
Despite being told to leave the building, Restaurant owner Ibrahim Dogus, refused to shut his restaurant and instead kept it open to help out.
The father of two said “It’s the very least I could do and I think it’s what any Londoner would do if they were in the same situation as me.”
The fourth person to die in the attacks was 75 year old Leslie Rhodes from Clapham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm
Harlequins run in 7 tries against Newcastle Falcons to move up the Premiership Table
It was a beautiful sunny day engulfing South West London, perfect conditions for free-running rugby.
There was a buoyant attitude from both sets of fans and Harlequins were hopeful for a win to kick off the last 5 games of the premiership season.
After 17 rounds of play, Harlequins found themselves in 7th place, 2 points behind Northampton Saints.
Their opponents, Newcastle Falcons trailed the hosts by 6 points. Quins were also bolstered by past performances between these two teams: Newcastle Falcons having not won at the Twickenham Stoop for 17 years.
Chris Robshaw returned to the starting line-up after three months off for a shoulder injury; Nick Evans back at fly-half and the day also saw the return of the international players.
As the 3pm kick-off approached, the Twickenham Stoop fell silent in remembrance of the tragedy in Westminster during the week.
The game got underway and the visitors, wearing orange, earned a penalty and kicked for a line-out just inside the Harlequins half. Falcons secured lineout ball and their scrum-half Takulua crossed the whitewash within the opening 2 minutes. Conversion added: Harlequins 0 – 7 Newcastle Falcons.
The hosts were awarded a scrum on the restart after the wind caught the ball and caused Newcastle to fumble. Care fed, Luamanu retrieved. Quick hands saw the ball pass to Visser on the wing before returning to the centre. Penalty awarded against the hosts and Falcons again found touch for a lineout inside Harlequins territory.
The hosts, despite looking panicked at times, stole possession and earned advantage; the referee bringing play back to the scene of the crime for Evans to find touch. Harlequins had a good attacking platform. Buchanan found his mark, a maul formed. Care released the ball, tripping up as he did so, but the hosts retained possession. A knock-on from Falcons handed the hosts advantage but it came to nothing. Play returned for a scrum just metres from the posts.
The referee signalled advantage for offside and Care offloaded the ball. Yarde attempted to get over the line; stopped before he could cross; offloaded and out wide to Visser who danced through tackles. Attempt after attempt but Harlequins could not cross.
Play was brought back and Evans lined up the posts: Harlequins 3 – 7 Newcastle Falcons after 13 minutes.
The men in orange got play underway again. Quins decided not to kick from the ruck and kept ball in hand. It paid off as Newcastle were again penalised.
The boot of Evans moved play back into opposition territory. The hosts secured lineout ball but the Falcons stole only to spill. Visser was on hand to regather and ran for the line. He was brought down short but support was prompt and Buchanan powered over for a try, converted by Evans: Harlequins 10 – 7 Newcastle Falcons.
The restart ball was again gathered well. A thumping tackle was made on Robshaw but the ball spilled backwards. Momentum continued in Harlequins favour as chants rang out around the Twickenham Stoop.
Another penalty by Falcons on the halfway line and Care acted quickly. He darted through the defence and was eventually tackled in the opposition 22. Play was halted in the 19th minute for players to receive treatment. It had been a fast-paced opening quarter of the game.
A scrum to Falcons resumed proceedings and the might of the host set-piece saw possession switch. Care fed, Luamanu gathered and the ball passed quickly to the far wing. Yarde gained ground before Care was called upon to recycle. The ball was sent to Brown who usually opts to run. On this occasion he chipped through hoping Visser could get on the end of it. Unfortunately there was too much on the ball and it went dead.
Newcastle tried to slow down the pace by refusing to kick off proceedings. Instead they kept passing the ball up and down the line between themselves. Eventually they were asked to get play going and no sooner had they kicked than Quins gathered, ran the ball back and between them Visser and Brown broke through the defence, Brown crossing the whitewash. Evans converted and after 23 minutes: Harlequins 17 – 7 Newcastle Falcons.
The restart was kicked long and on this occasion Care box-kicked from the ruck gaining distance. Newcastle started their return run but a thumping tackle from Marler kept play in the visitors half.
Quins contested the ruck but Newcastle kept possession. A forward pass went unnoticed by the referee however a knock-on a few metres later handed a scrum to the hosts.
Possession was short-lived as Quins themselves fumbled under tackle. Less than a minutes later and Care was feeding the scrum still inside his own half. They recycled the ball efficiently and Care box-kicked from the ruck. Visser won the aerial battle but the whistle blew for a double movement. Newcastle attempted to gain momentum and Quins were again penalised for a failed interception, which saw the ball being knocked-on instead of caught.
Falcons made it into the Quins half where the hosts were penalised for not releasing a tackled player.
The men in orange lined up the posts: Harlequins 17 – 10 Newcastle Falcons.
With 8 minutes left of the first half, Newcastle had to make a replacement: Vickers left the field for Harris for a Head Injury Replacement.
Harlequins kicked off again and retained possession following a good chase and aerial battle. They attempted to break through on the far wing, before switching play central. Ward knocked-on under tackle but the referee took play back for a Quins’ scrum.
Advantage was signalled; penalty given and yellow card to Newcastle’s Socino for a high tackle straight around the throat. Evans kicked the penalty: Harlequins 20 – 10 Newcastle Falcons. 6 minutes remaining of the first half.
Falcons again delayed the restart and the referee had to move them on. Quins gathered and kicked for touch. Newcastle fumbled the line-out, advantage to Quins, but they broke through the defence and gained ground, knocking-on just outside the 22.
News then came – the substitution for the Head Injury Assessment was permanent: Harris was to stay on the field.
Falcons managed to retain possession from the scrum despite a strong challenge by Quins. The visitors were forced to box-kick out and it went straight into touch handing possession to Quins.
The hosts secured their line-out ball but were turned over; Falcons kicked into touch on the halfway line.
Buchanan found his mark in the line-out. They formed a maul but it could not get going. Care ran with the ball, passed to Visser and seeing danger approach, helped his winger into touch.
Newcastle won the line-out but the visitors were penned in their own half. Passing slowed and Marchant intercepted, running over the whitewash for a try. Evans added the conversion: Harlequins 27 – 10 Newcastle Falcons on the stroke of half-time.
Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 27 – 10 Newcastle Falcons
Evans kicked off the second half and again Quins kept possession. They found touch and Newcastle secured the lineout. The hosts overturned possession and Care recycled the ball quickly, Visser passing to Yarde who crossed the try line. Evans added the conversion: Harlequins 34 – 10 Newcastle Falcons in the 43rd minute.
Quins returned the restart ball and Newcastle kicked for touch. Visser managed to keep the ball in play and Evans kicked on. The ball eventually went into touch just metres from the try line. Newcastle secured lineout ball and sliced into touch.
Play was paused as replacements were made Olmstead came on in place of Chick for the Falcons in the 45th minute.
A scrum was awarded to the visitors still within their own half following a knock-on but a penalty was awarded to the hosts for offside. Evans placed the ball in touch just shy of the whitewash. Buchanan found his mark. They formed a maul and the Falcons engulfed Care as he attempted to release the ball.
Another penalty to the hosts and Wilson was sent to the bin once again reducing Newcastle to 14 men. He received yet more boos as he tripped over a young ball boy whilst heading to his seat – neither player nor ball boy seemed injured.
Evans again went for touch despite an easy three points. The line-out was secured and the maul rolled over the line for Mat Luamanu to drop on the ball. Evans again converted: Harlequins 41 – 10 Newcastle Falcons with 30 minutes remaining.
Newcastle restarted the game; Evans kicked long; Brown gathered the highball, which was returned by the opposition. The hosts then kept ball in hand and after a moment of confusion, Newcastle were tackled into touch on the halfway line.
The visitors brought on several replacements and the game restarted. Quins kept possession and luckily for Care, a blocked chip through from the scrum-half landed back in his hands to retain possession. After a few phases, Care box-kicked long. Unfortunately it rolled dead allowing Newcastle to clear their lines.
Visser took the simple catch and Quins ran with ball in hand. Care again kept the ball alive by recycling quickly. The team were gearing up for another try and this time Care crossed the line himself.
24 minutes remaining.
Evans added the conversion and there was a real buoyant mood in the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 48 – 10 Newcastle Falcons.
The replacements came for Harlequins as Collier left the field for Sinckler.
The restart ball was knocked on by Merrick and then a penalty was then awarded to the opposition for offside.
Lineout to Newcastle on the host 22. A good challenge from Quins but entering from the side handed Falcons a kick into touch.
They formed a maul and advantage was awarded. The referee blew for the penalty.
Swiel came on for Evans – the fly half playing a good game following his return from injury. Evans had a rousing applause.
Newcastle by this time was also back to full strength with sin-bin served.
Quins were awarded a penalty themselves following dominant defence. The ball then found touch still in their own half.
Falcons overthrew the line but kept possession. Defence from the hosts was strong and the visitors found themselves being pushed back.
Advantage to Quins who stole possession and the penalty came. Swiel placed the ball long in touch for an attacking lineout on the 22. This time Buchanan threw long but, like Newcastle, Harlequins kept possession. That was until the hosts were penalised. Falcons kicked long but failed to find touch. Brown ran the ball back into the opposition half. Marler knocked on and replacements were made:
Matthews replaced Horwill with 15 minutes remaining.
The scrum held firm for both sides and Newcastle were able to break into Quins’ territory. Yarde made a desperate tackle on Sowrey who had broken through the defence. The visitors were building up their own momentum and found themselves metres from the line. Offside handed a penalty to Newcastle that they took quickly but were again stopped short of the line. Another phase later and Wilson crossed, converted by Delany: 13 minutes left.
Marler and Buchanan were replaced by Gray and Lambert for Harlequins.
The restart ball found distance but an accidental high tackle handed the visitors a penalty.
They kicked for a line-out still within their own half. Falcons kept possession and earned an advantage. The visitors could not breakout and so took the penalty, kicking for touch. Visser claimed the ball before it reached the line and kept play alive. He sent the ball back up the field.
Newcastle decideed to keep hold of the ball and made their way back into host territory.
Sinckler received treatment before engaging in the home scrum. Penalty was awarded to Newcastle for early engagement.
Errors were now slipping into the hosts’ play.
Visser stole possession and ran along the wing, eventually being tackled into touch. Care and Visser received a standing ovation for their efforts as they left the battlefield, making way for Mulchrone and Alofa Alofa with 8 minutes remaining.
Newcastle secured line-out ball but Quins kept the pressure on. The hosts refused to allow the visitors to run the ball out from deep and so they were forced to box-kick, finding little distance.
Matthews secured the ball following the lineout and a maul formed. It collapsed but Newcastle earned the penalty. They sliced into touch, still unable to make it out of their own half.
Newcastle formed a maul and then broke away. Quins fought hard and turned over possession; Mulchrone box-kicking and finding touch.
On the fans cheered.
Newcastle took a quick penalty after the hosts were penalised in the lineout. Another penalty and Newcastle again chose to run. Harlequins stripped the ball and Marchant chipped through to Swiel who sped away and crossed the line. He was unable to convert: Harlequins 53 – 17 Newcastle Falcons. Less than 2 minutes left.
The restart barely made 10 metres and the visitors reclaimed the ball and ran it up to the Quins’ 22.
They recycled well but the hosts kept the defensive pressure on.
The fans counted down the clock. The referee awarded Harlequins the penalty and the ball was duly kicked into touch.
Full-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 53 – 17 Newcastle Falcons
Mike Brown was named Man of the Match in front of a sell-out crowd. The bonus-point win moved Harlequins into 6th place in the premiership table. They face Saracens at Wembley in two weeks.
15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Danny Care, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Rob Buchanan, 3 Will Collier, 4 George Merrick, 5 James Horwill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 7 Dave Ward ©, 8 Mat Luamanu
16 Joe Gray, 17 Mark Lambert, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Charlie Matthews, 20 Jack Clifford, 21 Charlie Mulchrone, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Alofa Alofa
15 Alex Tait, 14 Vereniki Goneva, 13 Dominic Waldouck, 12 Juan Pablo Socino, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 1 Rob Vickers, 2 Scott Lawson, 3 Joe Welsh, 4 Calum Green, 5 Mark Wilson, 6 Callum Chick, 7 Will Welch ©, 8 Nili Latu
16 Ben Sowrey, 17 Ben Harris, 18 David Wilson, 19 Evan Olmstead, 20 Ally Hogg, 21 Michael Young, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Chris Harris
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Mole Valley Councillor raises concerns over cuts to sexual health clinics.
A Mole Valley Councillor has voiced her concern over the imminent closure of sexual health clinics across Surrey.
Claire Malcomson believes cuts to the services are unclear and are leading to anxiety amongst staff and patients.
It comes as Surrey County Council is making cuts of 2 million pound per year over the next three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm
Dog Walkers fury at proposals by Richmond Council to restrict owners to four animals.
Dog walkers in Richmond are furious over plans by the council to restrict owners walking more than four animals at once.
Professional dog walkers say that if a proposal for a four dog limit goes ahead it will put them out of business.
They also say owners may be forced to give up their pets because they will not be able to give them enough exercise.
The council says it received a number of complains of animals causing nuisance and dog walkers flooding parks such as Sheen Common and Ham Lands.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Purple Day - Raising awareness of epilepsy across the South East
Today is Purple Day, when charities raise awareness of epilepsy.
This includes an estimated 85,000 people suffering with the condition across the South East.
6 out of 10 people with epilepsy have expressed feelings of loneliness about the condition and campaigners are trying to reduce stigma about it.
Chantal Spittles from Epilepsy Action is welcoming the increased awareness:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
Harlequins put in a dominant display at Twickenham
Harlequins have put on a dominant display at the Twickenham Stoop.
The rugby union side ran in seven tries against Newcastle Falcons. The bonus-point win saw Quins move into 6th place in the premiership table.
Director of Rugby for Harlequins, John Kingston, confirmed with Radio Jackie the game was not as easy as the score-line suggests:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am
There is an early Mother's Day surprise for a Mum in Epsom.
A Mother from Epsom has received an early Mother’s Day surprise.
85 year old June Sterland from West Hill was amazed to find her old home videos converted into digital format.
It’s after her daughter 53 year old Emma won a co-op competition and had her mother’s front room converted into a cinema.
The surprise was extra special as June’s husband has a neurological condition making it hard for them to get out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am
Tributes pour in for Croydon gym instructor
More than 100 people have paid tribute on social media to a "well-loved" young gym instructor from Croydon who died after suffering a sudden heart attack earlier this week.
29 year-old John Hammar worked at the Fit4Less gym and was at the gym when he went into cardiac arrest on Thursday with both staff and paramedics doing all they could to try and
Mala Edwards, the manager of the gym on Stanley Park Road, has posted a statement from the company on Facebook and also paid tribute to her "best friend".
She said: "We are completely devastated and cannot imagine life without this amazing kind, generous soul who was loved by all. RIP to the best gym instructor, my best friend and brother we will miss you so very much."
The gym also released a statement:
"We are extremely upset to report that our well-loved member of staff, John Hammar, suddenly died of a heart attack [on Thursday, March 23].
"Our staff administered CPR immediately and called the paramedics who arrived shortly after. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, they were unable to do so.
"John's family have been informed and our hearts go out to them at this difficult time. John was like a member of the family to us and he will be incredibly missed by us all.
"We would like to praise our staff for their quick and brave actions, [and they] will be receiving full support through this hard time. Also, thank you to the paramedics who fought incredibly hard to save John.
"We would also like to thank people for their kind messages."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am