Chelsea are into the final of the FA Cup
Antonio Conte's side beat Premier League title-rivals Tottenham 4-2 in an end-to-end semi at Wembley.
Willian scored a double, with Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic also finding the net.
They'll face the winners of Arsenal against Manchester City - who play tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm
What’s being billed as “one of the last St George’s Day parades in the country” has taken place today
Marching bands, scouts and vintage vehicles headed to Whitton town centre to commemorate the patron Saint of England.
A number of St George’s activities have disappeared over previous years; organisers are blaming health and safety regulations.
Investigations are continuing after a hit and run in Walton on the Hill on Thursday night
A male cyclist in his 50s sustained injuries to his right hip and left arm when he was in collision with a white transit van in Hurst Road.
The driver failed to stop, but the van’s side wing mirror came off as it left the scene.
Athletes from the Weir-Archer Academy in Kingston training ahead of the London Marathon
Wheelchair athletes Graham Spencer, Jamie Carter and James Freeman are pictured in training with coach Jenny Archer MBE ahead of tomorrow's London Marathon and Mini-Marathon.
12 athletes involved with the Weir-Archer Academy in Kingston will be participating. Co-founder of the Academy, Wallington's Paralympic Gold-Medallist David Weir CBE, is aiming to claim a seventh London Marathon title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm
Kingstonian FC are playing their final ever home game at Kingsmeadow
After 28 years, the club has to move after Chelsea bought the ground from landlord’s AFC Wimbledon.
They’re currently facing Havant and Waterlooville - before moving to an interim ground in Leatherhead.
Co-chairman, Mark Anderson, says a new home ground is in the pipe-line.
A Whitton man had his life saved by a young nurse who saw him fall to the ground in Worton Road in Isleworth.
72 year old Paul Renn had just taken his last breath when 25 year old Abigail Moore saw him collapse.
The Surrey nurse massaged his chest and brought him back to life.
Luckily for Paul who lives in Seaton Road an ambulance then happened to pass by which was flagged down.
Mr Renn who's a psychotherapist has been making a good recovery at St George's hospital in Tooting - where Abigail visited him last week. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Staines man trafficking in guns
A Staines man was part of a trio sentenced to prison at Birmingham Crown Court for trafficking guns into the UK.
Martin Beard was convicted along with Aaron Bishop of taking delivery of guns ordered by Mark Richards on the dark web.
The other two defendants are from Godalming.
Beard admitted producing cannabis. Richards pleaded guilty to conspiring to import Glock handguns and ammunition.
Bishop pleaded guilty to possession indecent images but not to importing weapons.
Beard was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months plus a concurrent sentence of 8 months for the cannabis offence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 am
Twickenham woman stole from employer
A woman who defrauded her employer of over half a million pounds has been jailed for 5 years at Kingston Crown Court.
53 year old Gwenda Hussey from Twickenham worked as a bookkeeper for an events management company Kingston where she was promoted to financial controller in 2013.
She was dismissed in 2015 for gross misconduct.
A review of the company’s accounts revealed that £509,000 had been transferred from the company into Hussey’s current account between May 2010 and November 2015. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 am
Friday, 21 April 2017
A member of Croydon police staff has been jailed for two years for theft and possession of indecent images of children.
48 year old Adrian Milton was also found guilty of one count of possessing extreme pornography.
The charges followed an investigation relating to two mobile phones and shotgun ammunition believed to have been stolen from a criminal exhibits store.
He was arrested last month at Croydon Police Station where he worked. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Works on a street in Croydon are set to finish on time
The renovation to the 700 year old Surrey Street Market has totalled £1.1 million.
According to the council, the renovation will create a more pedestrian friendly environment
Councillor Mark Watson says the new market will “rival some of the best in London”. Works are planned to finish in June. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Merton Council’s leader has admitted Wimbledon Village wasn’t offered the chance to be part of a Business Rate Relief Scheme.
Stephen Alambritis made the disclosure at a meeting last night.
Other areas in the borough were offered the relief.
Mr Alambritis said at the time, the council didn’t deem the shops in the Village worthy enough of the relief as they were too lucrative. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
A midwife at St Helier hospital has been crowned the winner of the Good Morning Britain’s Hospital Health Star Award.
Lydia Baker, a Bereavement Midwife at St Helier Hospital, supports parents following a miscarriage, still-birth or death of a child.
The midwife who has been at St Helier for 14 years, also provides specialist care to those who are pregnant again following their loss.
She was nominated for the award by a mum who she cared for. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
Kingstonian FC will play their final home game at Kingsmeadow tomorrow
They face Havant and Waterlooville, before moving to Fetcham Grove in Leatherhead for at least one season.
The Ks have to move after 28-years, after Chelsea bought the ground.
There are plans to develop a new stadium at the former Chessington Golf Centre.
A 13 year-old girl has been injured after a hit and run in Wallington
She was treated on Acre Lane by paramedics on Monday, after sustaining an arm injury.
The car failed to stop at the scene but the driver later contacted police.
No arrests have been made, and enquiries are continuing.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to call the Met Prosecutions Unit via 020 7230 7656. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
A man has been arrested after a police chase across live train tracks at Wimbledon station
Officers were called to the scene just after 9 o’clock this morning and it’s believed the suspect jumped on the tracks in a bid to get away.
A helicopter was scrambled and passengers travelling on South West trains between Surbiton and Clapham Junction were warned of delays. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Merton's Council Leader addresses concerns of Wimbledon Village traders
Labour Leader Stephen Alambritis took questions from business owners at a meeting last night.
Traders are worried about the fast decline of the High Street, which has lost 33 shops in 2 years.
It's not just the independents that have gone; chains like Cafe Rouge or Costa have either gone or are going.
Business leaders say parking is the number one concern, and have asked the council to urgently address the issue.
An hour's parking can cost as much as £3, and they say this is a major deterrent for people coming to use the High Street. They also claim the reason it is bustling on a Sunday is because parking is free.
Mr Alambritis blames the loss of shops on business rates, which he is powerless to change.
Adrian Mills, Chair of the Wimbledon Village Business Association, says he hopes Mr Alambritis has now got the message.
Liz Beaumont works at her sister's shop Deborah Beaumont Interiors.
A biker has sustained serious injuries in an accident on the M25 at Chertsey.
It’s after multiple cars collided with the motorbike on the exit slip road just after 8 o’clock.
The air ambulance took the injured rider to hospital where his condition is unknown.
Drivers have reported delays of over 2 hours, we’ll have a full travel update in 20 minutes, posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
A man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after armed officers searched a house in Woking
It’s believed a 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with a non-fatal shooting in Hammersmith earlier this month.
Police shut Goldsworth’s Road yesterday afternoon as they carry out the raid.
The suspect is currently in custody. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am
A man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison at Isleworth Crown Court after attempting to rape a woman in Ealing
A man who tried to carry a woman away after he attempted to rape her in Ealing has been sentenced.
35 year-old, Jakub Kowalczyk, was jailed for 6 years at Isleworth Crown court yesterday after pleading guilty.
The victim's cries for help alerted people on Mattock Lane, who saw him carrying out the attack in February last year.
She didn’t suffer injuries, but was left distressed and requiring medical assistance. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce doesn't think he'd be interested in pursuing a move for John Terry
The former England captain's leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, and it's reported he wants to continue living in Oxshott.
That's connected him with the Eagles - but Allardyce says he's got the central defence department well covered.
11 people will appear in court today charged over an assault that injured a police officer at last year’s Epsom Derby
Ten teenagers and one 20-year-old man are accused of throwing bottles into the crowds after racing finished.
A member of the public and the officer sustained minor injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am
It’s thought 17,000 people smoke in Richmond
The Council says the diseases associated with the habit, including cancer, are leading to increased pressure on the borough’s NHS.
It’s now launched a free service to try and get people to kick the habit.
The Council estimates 200 people die from smoking related illnesses every year, while 36% of 15 year olds have tried a cigarette. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am
Man missing from Morden
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Morden.
21 year-old Joshua Moore was last seen in Bishopsford Road at about 8’o’clock last night.
He’s white about 5 feet 6 inches tall and of a slim build with dark hair.
Joshua is known to frequent the St Helier area of Sutton and Kingston. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am
Crystal Palace chairman to join Dragons' Den
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is to join entrepreneurial TV show Dragons' Den.
He’ll be accompanied by former banker Jenny Campbell, replacing Nick Jenkins and Sarah Willingham, in the series scheduled for this summer.
Fans have been reacting to the surprise news, one tweeted – “I would like an investment of 30 million pounds to bring Mamadou Sakho to Crystal Palace football club.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Hammersmith born actor Tom Hardy has shown his support for mental health issues
Celebrities have taken to social media to show their support for Mental Health issues.
Hammersmith born actor Tom Hardy is among the famous faces backing the campaign by posting selfies holding up four fingers.
It represents that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems.
The campaign follows on from Prince Harry raising awareness, earlier this week, as he admitted struggling after the death of his mother Princess Diana. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm
Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler has made it to the British and Irish Lions squad
England rugby union prop Kyle Sinckler says being called up by the British and Irish Lions came as a massive shock.
Sinckler, from Wandsworth, has never started an international match.
The Harlequins forward didn't watch the squad announcement as he was at training with his club planning tactics for their next game.
It looks like the deaths of three cats found mutilated in Portsmouth, are being linked to the so called “Croydon Cat Killer.”
Hampshire Police has confirmed they are investigating whether or not the deaths are related to around 190 incidents in the London area.
South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty says it’s possible the culprit had been holidaying in the area when the animals died. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
There may only be a few weeks to go until this year’s Epsom Derby, but police are still investigating a crime committed at last year’s event.
Ten teenagers and one 20-year-old man have now been charged in connection with Operation Attic.
It was launched after a group was involved in an assault outside the ticketed enclosures after racing finished last June.
A member of the public and a police officer were injured after bottles were thrown in the crowd near the entertainment stage. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Merton’s Council leader will aim to alleviate fears of shop owners in Wimbledon Village tonight.
33 shops have closed in the high street in the last two years.
Residents and traders have called a last ditch meeting; Stephen Alambritis will be on hand to answer their questions .
Adrian Mills is leading the campaign to bring the Village back to life.
The meeting starts at 6pm at the Village Hall in Lingfield Road. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm
Police are investigating a hit and run in Walton on the Hill last night.
It happened in Hurst Road just before 7 o’clock.
A male cyclist in his 50s sustained injuries to his right hip and left arm when he was in collision with a white transit van.
The driver failed to stop, but the van’s side wing mirror came off as it left the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was assaulted on Easter Monday afternoon in Chertsey.
He was kicked and punched by a man in his 40s whilst crossing Fordwater road on his bike.
The attacker was wearing grey clothing and possibly holding shopping bags from Co-op
Officers request you call 101 if you saw what happened or have any information. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm
A controversial cycling route has officially opened in Kingston
The Go Cycle Scheme works, which have taken 15 months, have now finished along the Portsmouth Road.
Last year, the scheme caused uproar from drivers, after the council closed a well - known route to make way for the scheme.
It’s estimated the authority made over £1 million in five weeks from fines resulting from the closure of Surbiton Crescent. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
In response to Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Croydon yesterday, Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell has tweeted he “hopes he visits every day.”
The Conservative has also highlighted he has already raised £12,000 towards his campaign and is printing his first leaflets. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond will be running for re-election in the general election on June the 8th
If re-elected he will says he will continue to fight to ensure Crossrail 2 brings better transport links, without damaging the town centre.
He explained he’s consistently fought against a ‘hard Brexit’ and a vote for the Conservatives is the best opportunity for the UK in negotiations ahead posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm
A homeless woman from Kingston says she is desperate to be reunited with her son.
Josephine Fay was forced to move into a Women’s Refuge after a “volatile home situation.”
She’s been in and out of accommodation for a year, after the council declared her “intentionally homeless.”
Ms Fay has now launched a Crowdfunding campaign to try and raise the cash she needs to be able to rent a house and get her son back.
She's launched a Crowd Funding page to try and raise the money.
An 18-year-old's been left with potentially life-changing injuries to his face after a corrosive substance was thrown at him.
He was in Fulham Palace Road in Hammersmith yesterday when a man approached and threw the noxious substance over him.
It also splashed a 47-year-old woman who was standing nearby.
She has been discharged from hospital following treatment for burns to her shoulder and neck. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm
People in Isleworth welcomed an unusual sight today as a steam train stopped at the station for the first time in over 50 years.
Many witnessed the Braunton arriving before it continued with its journey to Somerset.
Guildford based company Steam Dreams is behind the experience.
Chairman, Marcus Roberston, explains why it’s taken over half a century for a steam train to pass through.
Richmond Park’s MP Sarah Olney has laid down her pledge for June’s Snap Election.
The Lib Dem, who defeated Independent Zac Goldsmith in last December’s By- Election, has told Jackie what her priorities will be for constituents.
The Conservatives are facing potential losses in South West London to the Lib Dems in the upcoming general election.
Despite a comfortable lead in national polls, Conservative seats in Twickenham, Surbiton, Kingston, Sutton and Cheam all could turn to the Lib Dems.
Vince Cable has already stated his intention take back his Twickenham seat from Conservative Tania Mathias.
While ex-Energy Secretary Sir Edward Davey aims to regain Kingston and Surbiton from Conservative James Berry. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am
28-year old from Tooting sentenced for throwing acid in man's face in unprovoked attack
A man from Tooting Bec who threw sulphuric acid into the face of a shop worker in a carpark has been jailed for 8 years.
28-year old Michael McPherson threw the acid after leaving a screening of Straight Outta Compton in Crawley with a friend in 2015.
Lee Bates from Clapham was given a two year-conditional discharge for his role in the attack, after admitting common assault in February.
Mr Hussain from Redhill has had several skin grafts and still has to wear a mask to protect his face. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is through to next round in Monte Carlo Masters
World number one and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is through to round three of the Monte Carlo Masters tennis.
He’ll face Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain after he beat Gilles Muller 7-5 7-5 yesterday.
Murray hadn't played in a month because of an elbow injury and says he was rusty.
The Police officer who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent has made an off duty arrest 12 hours after his performance was aired on TV.
PC Dan Graham aka dancing Dan was visiting friends near Kingston when he heard what sounded like a car crash.
He rushed around the corner and discovered a car had collided with a bollard.
Dan checked the driver for injuries and then called on duty colleagues to assist.
The driver was arrested for driving while unfit through drink or drugs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm
Two teenagers from Epsom have been arrested
Two teenage boys from Epsom have been arrested in connection with a machete attack on a cyclist.
The rider was left with a two inch cut to his eye.
The victim was cycling home from his girlfriend’s house just after midnight.
He was near the junction of Jubilee Way and Old Kingston Road in Tolworth when two people on a moped stopped and assaulted him.
The two teenagers remain in custody and enquiries remain ongoing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm
A woman from Surrey is selling her used breast implants on ebay
A woman is being criticised by health professionals for selling her used breast implants on ebay.
The woman, known only as Gemma from Surrey, has listed them for a price of £500.
She claims the implants are 7 years old and were fitted by a Harley Street surgeon.
But doctors say used implants are considered “clinical waste,” and shouldn’t be sold on. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
An inquest has ruled a father and his daughter from Morden died accidentally after being swept off rocks in Newquay
An inquest has ruled a father and his daughter died accidentally after being swept off rocks in Newquay.
Rudy Bruynius, and 2 year old McKayla from Morden, had been fishing at Fistral beach while on holiday last August.
Mr Bruynius died that night and his daughter passed away four days later. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Kingston could be about to get a Sir as its next MP
Kingston could be about to get a Sir as its next MP.
Former Lib Dem MP Ed Davey, who was knighted last year, is expected to stand against Conservative MP James Berry.
He lost his seat to Mr Berry in the last general election in 2015 by a majority of almost 3,000 votes. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Neil Keveren continues with his "Walk to Scotland."
Neil is 15 days in on his walk to Scotland.
He has just under a week left to go on his quest to reach Nicola Sturgeon to ask her why she supports expansion at Heathrow.
He is walking to highlight his personal fight against plans for a third runway.
If expansion goes ahead, his house and village will be demolished.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron rallied his party members on Richmond Green
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron rallied his party members on Richmond Green this morning.
He says the election is a chance to “change direction.”
Carshalton’s MP Tom Brake has laid down the gauntlet to Sutton’s MP Paul Scully.
He says although the Conservative “may have the PM’s backing, Sutton and Cheam will be Lib Dem again.”
Mr Scully won the seat from Lib Dem Paul Burstow at the 2015 election. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm
A couple from Surbiton will be running this year's London Marathon
A couple from Surbiton are preparing to run this year’s London Marathon to support vulnerable girls across the world.
Kylie Harrod-Eagles and Oli Goodman, who are both 36, are raising money for global children’s charity ‘Plan International UK’.
The charity is an independent development and humanitarian charity that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
So far the couple have raised just under £3000.
The 26.2mile run starts south of the Thames and finishes at Buckingham Palace on Sunday the 23rd of April. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Police are appealing for information following an arson attack on a vehicle in Byfleet overnight
In the early hours of this morning a vehicle was set alight at a property in Caillard Road.
Officers were called to the scene at around 1am after reports of a loud bang.
Damage was also caused to the front of the house, windows and the roof as the car was parked on the driveway.
The occupants of the house escaped from the property uninjured. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm
A man who hit his girlfriend with a champagne bottle in Shepherd’s Bush after a row has been spared jail.
30 year-old Marcus Lewis, was accused of attacking, Catherine Mallett, twice in July last year causing arm injuries.
He denied two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm but was found guilty following a trial.
A judge sentenced him to12 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months, and ordered him to attend a rehab programme. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
£20,000 reward for information one year on from murder in Tooting
20-year old Lewis Elwin was stabbed to death near school gates in in Tooting.
No one has been charged with his murder.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 3.47pm on Monday, the 18th of April, to reports of a stabbing in Penwortham Road.
Officers attended and found Lewis suffering from stab injuries. He died at the scene a short while later.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of his death as a stab wound through his back.
On the day of his death, Lewis was dropped off in Moyser Road, at the junction with Ribblesdale Road.
He was seen walking towards Mitcham Lane at about 3.30pm.
While Lewis was in Moyser Road, he called a friend at 3.36pm and they made arrangements to meet.
At 3.40pm, Lewis was seen jogging along Penwortham Road from the direction of Moyser Road.
He was heading towards Thrale Road where he collapsed.
A white transit van driver has allegedly been attacked by three men wearing hoodies in Addlestone
Police believe the suspects got-out of a black Mercedes, before launching the assault on Friday evening.
It happened in the Station road and Corrie road area.
Witnesses are been urged to call police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am
John Terry says "limited opportunities" contributed to his decision to leave Chelsea, which he calls the "toughest" of his life
The captain announced this week that this is his last season with the Premier League leaders.
Terry says the time is right to go, that he still feels he can play regularly, and he's ready for a new challenge.
He's won 14 major honours with the club, making over seven-hundred appearances. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
A £20,000 reward is being offered for information one year after a murder in Tooting
20 year old Lewis Elwin was stabbed to death in broad daylight in Penwortham Road. No one has ever been charged with his murder.
Detectives will today also release new CCTV footage of a suspect vehicle near the scene minutes after the murder took place.
Police appeal for information after a noxious liquid was used in Chertsey.
A noxious liquid was reportedly sprayed in a person's face during an altercation in Chertsey last Wednesday.
Witnesses say they also saw punches being thrown during the incident in the Rushmon Court area of Baker Road just before 5pm.
Surrey police are appealing for the victim to come forward and wish to question two other men believed to be involved in the fight.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Surrey Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 am
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Primary school places have been offered to every child in Hounslow whose parent applied within the recommended time period
That’s according to new figures which shows over 80 per cent of pupils starting reception in September had been given their first choice.
Councillor Tom Bruce says “it’s fantastic to be able to offer every child a place given the ever-growing population and on-going cuts.”
Harlequins record points scorer Nick Evans will retire from rugby union at the end of the season.
The fly half joined Quins in 2008 - and has won the Premiership and European Challenge Cup during his time at The Stoop.
Evans played 16 times for New Zealand. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm
A man has died after being hit by a train at Purley station.
Police were called to the scene just after 12:10pm.
Officers are working to identify the victim and inform his family.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
A plane en route to Heathrow from Canada has landed safely despite losing a wheel during take - off.
The Air Canada flight from Montreal is believed to have lost the wheel while taxiing on the runway, but continued without noticing.
The plane has been grounded at Heathrow for inspections.
A spokesman for Air Canada confirmed “preliminary information indicates the wheel separated from the aircraft while taxiing.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm
A 37 year old woman has gone missing in Croydon.
Emma Roarty was last seen at around 2pm on Sunday at her home in Purley.
She’s described as white, approximately 5ft 4ins tall, of large build with dark brown hair.
Anyone who has seen Emma is asked to contact officers in Croydon on 020 8649 0145 or via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Twickenham’s former Lib Dem MP Vince Cable will re-stand in this June’s snap General Election.
He’s announced he’s going to go head to head with current Tory MP Tania Matthias after losing out to her in 2015.
The pair both voted Remain in the EU Referendum.
In a tweet, Mr Cable said: "I plan to lead fight back to recapture Twickenham for Lib Dems. Brexit. Heathrow. School cuts. Social care. Plenty to campaign on."
Tom Brake is the Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington and he's confident his party will do much better in this election.
A Wimbledon grief charity has praised Prince Harry’s bravery for opening up about his struggles after his mother’s death.
Yesterday the Prince revealed it had taken him 20 years to address his grief and had received counselling to cope.
The Good Grief Trust in Wimbledon helps direct people suffering with bereavement towards support and counselling.
Its founder, Linda Magistris, explains how grief affects a person:
Streatham MP Chuka Umunna is among those that have come forward to praise Prince Harry for opening up about grief.
Umunna also lost a parent at a young age and noted how much harder it must have been for a child in the public eye.
Yesterday Prince Harry revealed that he had sought counselling to cope with the death of his mother.
The mental health charity Mind has described the Prince’s decision to speak out as “a true turning point.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am
Huge crowds arrived in Ashtead yesterday for the funeral of Simon Doherty, the father of TV personality Paddy Doherty.
A service at a church in Surrey was attended by hundreds of mourners alongside a dozen silver Rolls Royces.
His coffin was draped in an Irish flag with the words ‘Simon Doherty –blacksmith, King of all Doherty.”
His son has made a career as a bare-knuckle fighter and appeared in Celebrity Big Brother. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am
Daredevils risk lives by climbing one of UK's tallest rollercoasters
A death-defying group of youths risked their lives by climbing to the top of one of Britain's tallest rollercoasters.
The four reckless daredevils broke into Thorpe Park last night and scaled 200ft to the very top of Stealth.
Police and firefighters were rushed to the scene at 10.15pm after the group made it to the top of the ride.
But despite the fire crews having the tallest ladder in the country at 42 metres – this still would not have been high enough.
A spokesman of Surrey Fire and Rescue service said "by the time they got there, they had rescued themselves." posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am
"It's the right time to go" says Terry
Chelsea captain John Terry insists it's the "right time" for him to end his two decades at the Premier League club.
The former England skipper has over seven-hundred appearances for the Stamford Bridge side - and will leave at the end of the season.
Terry says he's not retiring - and has "plenty to offer" on the pitch, but hasn't decided yet on his future.
His 14 major honours are a club record.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 am
Wandsworth teacher says 'child information' could lead to raids and deportation
Parents are being urged not to give information on their children’s nationality and birthplace being demanded by the government.
This is amid fears that the information could be used to enforce ‘racist’ immigration laws.
Jan Nielsen, a teacher from Wandsworth told delegates: “The problem with this information is that it will be used to reinforce racist immigration controls. It can lead to raids and deportations. So we need to shout from the rooftops that parents should not comply with this. They don’t have to do it."
Southern Rail refuse to refund dead man's travelcard
A grieving mother has hit out at Southern Rail after they refused to refund her dead son’s railcard.
Chris Paice bought a yearly card from Haywards Heath to London from the 1st January, which holds a value of around £4,200.
But, unfortunately Chris passed away in March from Lung Cancer.
His mother, Molly, tried to get a refund on the card but the company says it only refunds onto the card it was purchased with.
She shut her sons account shortly after his passing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm
A woman from Epsom brought the judges and audience of Britain’s Got Talent to tears at the weekend
Sarah Godwin performed as part of ‘The Missing People Choir’ on Saturday evening.
The group is made up of friends and families who have experienced someone they love going missing.
It’s been 25 years since Sarah’s son, Quentin disappeared; he walked out of their family home in New Zealand and hasn’t been seen since.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm
Fulham are now in the top six of the Championship League Table after beating Aston Villa 3-1 earlier this afternoon
Sheffield Wednesday remains in the play-off places after beating QPR 2- 1.
The results mean the Rangers are 17th in the table on 50 points, six points above Blackburn in the final relegation place.
Elsewhere the Dons remain 14th in League One following their match against Peterborough which ended in a goalless draw. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm
Captain John Terry will leave Premier League leaders Chelsea at the end of the season
The 36-year-old centre-back has made 713 appearances for the side since his debut in 1998, scoring 66 goals.
He has captained for the team 578 times - a club record.
He says "I will, of course, always be a Blue and am desperate to end my final season as a Chelsea player with more silverware" posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm
A win for Fulham in the Championship
In the Championship, Fulham have beaten Aston Villa 3-1, whilst Brentford have drawn with Barnsley 1 all.
It was a goalless draw for AFC Wimbledon who played Peterborough today in League One.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm
A man has been rushed to hospital after falling from a balcony in Croydon
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident in the early hours of Friday morning at Cromwell House in Roman Way.
A 43 year old man was taken to hospital where he was initially fighting for his life but his condition is now stable.
Officers arrested a 45 year old woman at the scene on suspicion of GBH.
She was taken to a South London police station and has since been released from custody. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill admits they're in a battle for the title
After seeing their lead at the top of the Premier League narrow over the weekend, Chelsea captain Gary Cahill admits they're in a battle for the title.
A 2-nil defeat at Manchester United means Antonio Conte's side are just four points clear of Tottenham.
Muslims in Wandsworth have arranged an event to better the public’s understanding of Islam in light of recent terrorist attacks
Muslims in Wandsworth have arranged an event to better the public’s understanding of Islam in light of the recent terrorist attacks.
The open exhibition, which is run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, will enable attendees to ask a panel of experts, questions about Islam.
It will be held tomorrow at the Wandsworth Civic Suite from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Imran Ahmad Khalid, the event organiser, says:
“Unfortunately all kinds of atrocities are being committed in the name of Islam, we need to come together and have a better understanding.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
A teenage refugee living in Croydon insists his experience of the UK has been positive despite the recent hate crime attack.
15-year old Aeman Khan from Afghanistan arrived at his brother’s home in Hounslow after travelling, often on foot, from the camp in Calais.
Croydon has been in the headlines recently when a Kurdish Iranian refugee was viciously attacked.
However Aeman says that does not reflect the UK he knows, saying: "There is no difference between me or someone else, so that is why the people of the UK are great people." posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm
A man who went missing from High Wycombe last Wednesday could be in Leatherhead, Esher or Walton-on-Thames according to police.
Dean Willmott, aged 50, was last seen on London Road at 5.45pm on Wednesday 12th April.
He is described as white with mousy hair. He is slim, with some tattoos and some teeth missing.
A multi-million pound renovation of Croydon’s transport system has been criticised by locals as delivering “next to nothing.”
The redevelopment introduces new lighting and public seating for East Croydon’s bus shelters, as well as improving the train station’s forefront.
However the renovation arrived a month late and has done little to solve the traffic issues in the area, despite costing £5.4 million.
Croydon council has defended the changes saying it improves the environment for businesses and shops in the area. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am
A bus appeared to get stuck in someone’s front garden in Croydon this Easter Saturday.
The bus rammed a garden wall on Old Farleigh road and damaged a tree.
It took several hours for the bus to be removed and traffic was put on diversion as a result.
It is not thought anyone was injured. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am
A seemingly drunk driver crashed a car into the River Thames in Isleworth on Easter Saturday.
Images have emerged showing the car precariously hanging off the edge of the riverside with the bonnet in the water.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and taken into custody.
It is not believed anyone was hurt in the incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am
A teacher from Richmond has warned other men not to enter the profession after false rape allegations shattered his career.
Kato Harris was head of department at an all-girls school before he was accused of attacking a 14-year girl in a classroom at lunch break.
He was cleared of the allegation by a jury trial last year but has remained unemployed since.
He said the false allegations had made him suicidal but the birth of his daughter made him determined to carry on and prove his innocence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am
Fulham continue push for Championship play-offs
Fulham will continue their push for a Championship play-off place this afternoon when they host Aston Villa at Craven Cottage.
They’re just two points outside the play-off spots and should they win and other results go their way they could enter the top six.
Queens Park Rangers travel to Sheffield Wednesday while eleventh placed Brentford are at Barnsley. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am
Unit set up to stop prison drone deliveries
A specialist unit is being set up to stop drones delivering banned items into prisons.
Among the 33 incidents at jails in England and Wales last year was the delivery of a large stash of drugs over a high fence at Wandsworth prison – all captured on CCTV.
There were only two reported incidents in 2015.
The new squad, of prison and police officers, will inspect drones which have been recovered to try and track down who's behind them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Merton High Street hosts energy event, with news that food waste could power primary school for 14 years
Did you know that one year’s worth of London’s food waste could generate enough electricity to power a primary school for 14 years?
A recyclathon will take place in Merton High Street on Tuesday; the aim is to get more people to recycle their food waste.
Shoppers at Sainsbury’s will be given the opportunity to use a smoothie bike.
It uses pedal power to drive a blender, producing fruit smoothies to highlight the connection between green energy and food.
The event is being run by Recycle for London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 pm
Sutton's Big Grow continues bid to promote healthy eating and home grown produce
Sutton’s Big Grow is continuing today.
Campaigners are trying to raise £60,000 over 7 weeks to help expand the 7 acre Sutton Community Farm and help it survive.
Manager Charlotte Steel explains why the initiative is so important for youngsters:
UPDATE: Missing man from Wandsworth found safe and well
53-year-old Lenny Evans was reported missing yesterday.
Wandsworth Police have thanked the public for their help in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm
Hounslow Police launch 'Bad Egg' hunt
Hounslow Police have launched a 'Bad Egg' hunt this Easter, in a bid to get their hands on a number of wanted offenders in the borough.
Officers released video footage earlier this week of one woman and three men they wish to find.
The four suspects are accused of a range of crimes including assault and domestic violence.
Police hope the move will help their search, and are urging anyone with information to call them on 101, or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm
UPDATE: Missing boy from Feltham found
14-year-old John Terry Haime went missing yesterday afternoon, but has been found safe and well.
Hounslow Police thank the public for their help in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
UPDATE: Man missing from Bramley has been found
30-year-old Daniel Nye, reported missing from Bramley, near Guildford, yesterday (Saturday, 15 April), has been found safe and well.
Surrey Police have thanked the public for their help with the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Kingston officer on Britain's Got Talent
A police officer from Kingston has appeared on tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent.
PC Dan Graham first shot to fame last year after more than 1.5 million people watched a clip of him dancing while in uniform.
The 33-year-old, who is also known as “dancing Dan”, only applied for the ITV show after being persuaded by many fans. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm
Mind in Kingston opens community allotment in Tolworth
Mind in Kingston has announced plans to run a community allotment in Tolworth to help those with mental health issues.
The organisation says it’s open to residents who feel they could benefit from eco therapy.
The project will also give them the opportunity to grow fruit and vegetables and learn more about healthy eating. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Petition to "Sack Southern" grows
A petition to “Sack Southern” is growing by the day.
It was launched by Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake, who says the train service is “thoroughly dreadful.”
Fresh talks are due to take place between the unions and train bosses at the end of April.
A dispute over who can operate train doors has been running for over a year, with over 30 days of strike action in that time.
To find out more about the campaign, just search for the # Sack Southern on Twitter. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
New Hollywood film about Kingston's most famous photographer
The life of Kingston’s most famous photographer, Eadweard Muybridge, is being turned into a film.
The man, who made the first ever moving pictures, moved to the United States in the 1870s to make his fortune.
However, he was arrested for murder after allegedly shooting his wife’s lover dead in 1874.
The film, The Flying Horse, is being made by actor Gary Oldman, and will apparently star Benedict Cumberbatch. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm
Missing man from Bramley
Surrey Police is appealing for help from the public to find a vulnerable missing man from Bramley, near Guildford.
Daniel Nye, 30, was last seen at around 11am Saturday 15 April and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
Daniel is described as being white, around 6ft 5”, of a slim to average build with short dark hair. He is believed to be wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt. He is also believed to drive a silver Ford Focus.
Anyone with any information should call Surrey Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Sutton residents offered free smoke alarm
Sutton Council is giving its residents the chance to pick up a free smoke alarm from Monday.
It’s part of their ongoing campaign to promote fire safety in the home.
Two free alarms per household will be issued to people from the Civic Center.
For more details, check Sutton Council’s website. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am
Weekend services rolled out across Kingston and Chessington
Evening and weekend GP services are continuing to roll out at surgeries across Kingston and Chessington.
It’s after what health bosses are calling a “successful” pilot at Surbiton Health Centre.
Medics say the idea is to make the NHS accessible 7 days a week, which was a key pledge in the Conservative’s election manifesto. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am
Boat Launch Petersham
The world’s oldest sea - scout troop, the Petersham and Ham Scouts will launch a new boat today.
The boat, which is named after scouting supporter Donald Miller, is a specially designed 7 foot dinghy with 4 oars.
It can also be used by people with disabilities and has been designed by Richmond Bridge boat builder Mark Edwards,
Now Petersham and Ham Scouts need to raise £550,000 for a new hut with hot showers so they can warm up after sailing in their new dinghy.
The hut will be available for use by the whole community. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am
A campaign is continuing to save a much loved bank in Chessington.
MP James Berry has written to the Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group, to urge him to keep the branch in North Parade open.
49 branches are due to close by the end of the year.
Mr Berry says it’s vital it stays open, otherwise the whole of the borough south of the A3, will be without a single bank.
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