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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Major incident at London Bridge and Borough Market


Police are said to be dealing with what they're calling a "major incident" at London Bridge.

London Bridge station has been closed at the request of the police.

Armed response vehicles are said to be there "in numbers".

Police have said there is now another incident at Borough Market, and they are suspected to be terror related.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 pm  

Can you help find missing 22 year-old man from Tooting?




Police are appealing for help in finding a 22 year-old man who has gone missing from Tooting.

Alexander Taylor is described as white, with long, dark hair and two piercings in his nose.

He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt with a black pattern on it with grey bottoms.

If you know where Alexander may be then please contact the police immediately on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 pm  

A programme of summer walks, trails and activities have been scheduled to celebrate Richmond’s new ‘Friendly Parks’ initiative.

The Council is working with Richmond Dementia Action Alliance to look at how everyone of all ages and abilities can use open spaces.

So far, work has been carried out to transform Barnes Green into a dementia friendly space.

Heathfield Recreation Ground is also seeing improvements including new benches, walkways, way markers and art installations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

South West London Muslims make money pledge for Manchester

Muslims from Putney and Kingston will join others across the UK to pledge their wages and pocket money on Monday to help victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK, is organising the Manchester Victim Support Appeal.

They aim to raise £50,000 to help the British Red Cross’ efforts in Manchester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

Wings of Eagles wins Epsom Derby

40-1 outsider Wings of Eagles has shocked rivals and won the Epsom Derby.

The winner was ridden by jockey Padreig Beggy.

This is the sixth win for trainer A P O’Brian.

The Derby is one of the biggest racing events of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Man released from custody after a body was found in Thames in Shepperton yesterday

A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a man drowned in the River Thames has been released from custody, but remains under investigation.

The body of a man in his 60s was recovered near Russell Road, Shepperton at around 2am yesterday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police immediately on 101.

Alternatively you can share information anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Appeal to find missing woman from Addlestone

Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a 23 year old vulnerable woman.

Samantha Nicholls-Juett from Addlestone was last seen at around 4pm yesterday on Farnham Road in Guildford.

She is described as white with a pale complexion, around 5ft5 and of a slim build.
She has light brown straight shoulder length hair and her right eye is blue and her left eye is brown.

She was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a white t-shirt underneath a pink zip front hooded tracksuit top, dark tracksuit bottoms, white trainers carrying a dark ruck sack.

She has possible links to North London, New Haw, Staines and Farnham.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare as she has a pre-existing medical condition.

Surrey Police urges anybody who has seen Samantha or knows of her whereabouts to call police as a matter of urgency
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Appeal for witnesses following collision between Cobham and Whiteley Village

A cyclist is in a serious condition after a collision with a silver Honda civic this morning on Seven Hills Road between Cobham and Whiteley Village.

The cyclist who’s in his 50’s sustained serious head injuries and was taken to St George's Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham has the worst unsolved burglary rate in London

Figures compiled by locksmithservice.co.uk has found nine out of ten burglaries in London go unsolved

The figures show Hammersmith and Fulham have the worst track record with 61 percent of its burglaries closed without a suspect

And Kingston is a close second with fifty nine percent of cases unsolved


Please include attribution to http://www.locksmithservice.co.uk/ with this graphic.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

Detectives appeal for information after a stabbing in Croydon

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed during a fight in Croydon on Wednesday.

The 18 year old was treated for several stab wounds before being discharged from hospital.

Croydon CID are particularly interested in speaking to occupants of a black Mercedes who are believed to have witnessed the assault

Witnesses are asked to call Croydon police on 101


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Music in Croydon's libraries

Libraries in Croydon won’t be keeping quiet this month.

Instead they’ll be showcasing the performances of young musicians in free shows across the borough, in a series called ‘Off the Shelf’.

It’s organised by Croydon Music and Arts to introduce primary school children to playing an instrument.

They have new ‘Star Classes’ for those in years 3 to 6 so they can learn any instrument they wish, free of charge.

Concerts start at 4.30pm on the following dates:

5 June: Selsdon Library
12 June: Central Library
12 June: Coulsdon Library
13 June: Bradmore Green
14 June: Thornton Heath Library
16 June: Shirley Library
19 June: Norbury Library
21 June: Sanderstead Library
22 June: New Addington Library
22 June: Ashburton Library


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am  

Award for student volunteers in Egham
The highest award for volunteer groups across the UK has been given to Community Action at Royal Holloway University in Egham.

The Queen’s Award recognises the work by the group to inspire students to volunteer and to lead projects supporting local organisations.

The scheme provides 7,000 volunteer hours each year to 250 partners in Surrey, including schools, day centres and branches of charities such as Age UK and the National Trust.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 am  

Friday, 2 June 2017

Southern Rail's failings has been made into a stage musical

The failings of Southern Rail have been made into a satirical stage show.

‘Southern Fail: The Musical’ is the brainchild of writer Simon Levenson and director Mark Brailsford.

It includes songs such as ‘Imagine There’s No Southern’ and ‘Haywards Heath’ to the sound of the hit from the 1970’s Echo Beach.

The year-long dispute between Southern Rail and the RMT union and train drivers' union Aslef, centres around Driver Only Operated trains.

'Southern Fail' opens in Brighton this week, but there are plans to take it on tour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Appeal for help in finding missing mother and daughter from Tooting



Police are appealing for help to find a woman from Tooting who is missing with her young daughter.

36 year-old Zirwa Javaid and five-year-old Nurjenna Javaid-Khan were last seen on Thursday, 25 May.

Zirwa is described as a medium built Asian woman and approximately 5ft 6ins tall.

It is not known what Zirwa or Nurjenna might be wearing.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for their welfare due to the lack of contact with family or friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Baby left abandoned for ONE HOUR while parents go on ride

A group of friends were left horrified at Thorpe Park when they found baby had been abandoned by her parents while they rode a rollercoaster.

The group called security after they discovered a pram with a baby girl inside near the Colossus ride at the park in Chertsey.

The parents, believed to be in their 40’s and from west London, left the child on her own while they took their other two children on the ride.

When they finally returned, they apparently showed no remorse for what they had done.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Police release descriptions of Worcester Park attackers

Police have released information on the two suspects they believe are responsible for an attack in Worcester Park.

The two male suspects entered the property in Mortimer Crescent, where they assaulted one resident with a crowbar.

Surrey Police say that the first suspect is between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-4 inches tall and of an average build. He was reportedly wearing a black coat and a balaclava.

The second is 5-foot-9 inches tall, also of a medium build; he was wearing a black coat, a black ski mask and was carrying a black gym bag.

Police are urging anyone who has any information on the incident or potential suspects to please come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Police catch drunk driver in Cobham... with his van missing a wheel!

Police in Cobham were shocked after chasing a drunk driver for 10 miles only to find his van was missing a wheel.

His erratic driving lead to a collision in Queen's Road in Weybridge after which the driver did not stop.

Police then received reports of a van driving with a missing wheel in Walton, so they followed the damage marks on the road for 10 miles until they caught up with it between Cobham and Esher.

The 49 year-old driver tested positive after an alcohol breath test and was arrested at around 8 o'clock last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Frankie Dettori's ridden Enable to victory in The Oaks on the opening afternoon of the Epsom Derby meeting.

The 6-to-1 shot beat odds-on favourite Rhododendron into second place.

Dettori will go for a double in when he rides Cracksman in The Derby tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

There’s been an upset at Epsom Derby

Favourite Rhododendron has lost out to Enable, Frankie Dettori's horse, which has won the feature race, The Oaks.

Trainer Aiden O’Brien’s horse Highland Reel won the Coronation Cup earlier.

He was hoping to have a clean sweep with his other horse Rhododendron.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

The Oaks is minutes away Epsom Derby

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Highland Reel has provided Aidan O'Brien with an eighth victory in the Coronation Cup at Epsom.

The five-year-old was the 9/4 favourite to claim the fifth Group One success of his globetrotting career.

The winner and his stable mates were a late arrival following a technical fault with their plane back in Ireland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Two men have been violently attacked in their home in Worcester Park

The incident happened around 2.50am on Monday when two men entered the property in Mortimer Crescent.

They hit one man over the head with a crow bar.

The offenders then tied up both victims before making off with a quantity of cash.

It is possible there was a third male suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Race goers on the newly named Poundland Hill have suffered a soaking at the Epsom Derby



A torrential downpour has hit parts of South West London and Surrey, including the Downs.

The grassy area, re-named Poundland Hill after a ten year sponsorship deal was confirmed last month, is still free for racing fans.

Ladies' Day got off to a sunny start (pictured above), before the rain set in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Pupils prepare to sleep rough in New Malden

Over 100 students at Richard Challoner School in New Malden will “sleep rough” in the playground next Friday night.

The event is an annual one in support of charity.

Teacher Adam Norton explains what’s in store for the youngsters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament gets underway



World class tennis is back from tomorrow at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club.

The Aegon Surbiton Trophy is now in its third year and this year will see a substanial prize money increase.

British tennis stars Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie, Jay Clarke, Katie Boulter and Gabriella Taylor, will join Heather Watson and Naomi Broady in a strong line-up of British contenders for the week’s tournament.

Dan, Naomi, Jay, and Cameron have all been awarded wildcards into the Wimbledon warm up event, played on the grass courts.

Dan, ranked No. 55 in the world, is enjoying the best form of his career, having raced up the rankings since being part of Great Britain’s winning Davis Cup run at the end of 2015.

The 27-year-old reached the fourth round of the Australian Open in January this year and enjoys playing on grass.

He is set to be one of the strongest contenders for the men’s trophy.

He will enjoy strong competition for the men’s ATP Challenger title from German showman and grass court specialist Dustin Brown, former Wimbledon semi-finalist Marcos Baghdatis, and 19-year-old American Taylor Fritz.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

A 47 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was discovered in the River Thames at Shepperton

It was found in the stretch of water alongside Russell Road in the early hours of this morning.

At this stage the deceased man has not been formally identified.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Epsom Derby weekend underway

The Epsom Derby's Ladies' Day is underway this afternoon, and although the big race is tomorrow, there's still a classic today.

Rhododendron's the favourite for The Oaks, with Enable also tipped, ridden by Frankie Dettori.



Traffic is building and the advice is to use the train where possible.

Security has also been stepped up following the Manchester and Westminster attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Police are still quizzing a 22 year-old man in connection with a violent attack in Wandsworth

He’s accused of suspicion of affray after allegedly threatening officers with a knife and throwing bottles off a balcony on Wednesday night.

One of the two women involved in the incident on Furmage Street has been taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

A £10,000 reward is being offered to help solve a murder in Hayes



Satnam Singh was attacked in Atlee Road in March as he walked with a friend - and died from his injuries on the 23rd May.

A witness reports seeing a white man getting out of a silver car with a baseball bat before the pair were violently attacked.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Police are hunting for a man following a sexual assault on a bus in Morden



According to reports, a 28 year-old woman was harassed by the suspect who started placing his arms around her.

As she tried to move away, he followed her and continued to touch her on the lower deck of the 118 bus in February.

The suspect is described as a white male of slim build with short brown hair and short brown stubble about the face. He was wearing a black jacket and black trousers

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Muslims across South West London are being urged to donate an hour of their wages to the victims of the Manchester attack

The Ahmadiyya Youth, which worships out of mosques in Morden and Southfields, is also urging children to donate their pocket money.

A special website, mercy4mankind.org has been set up to receive the donations.

22 people died in the attack at Manchester Arena earlier this month, and more than 150 were injured.

To donate, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Peregrine falcons are preparing to take flight from Merton Council’s civic centre



The birds, who have been nesting on the roof since 2015, are the fastest birds in the world and can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour.

As the chicks test their wings they can become stranded – any strays should immediately be reported to the London Peregrine Partnership on 07807 738699 or the Merton Wildlife Police Officer on 0208 721 2455.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Yellow weather warning comes as a surprise after highs of 26 degrees were reached in the Heathrow earlier today

Londoners are set to be battered by torrential rain, thunderstorms and risk of flooding tomorrow.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as sweltering conditions will give way to the downpours.

The wet weather will also bring the risk of lightning and hail, and drivers have been warned to be cautious, especially during rush hour.

Temperatures overnight will be 15 or 16 degrees, it will be warm and muggy after temperatures peaked highs of 26 degrees in Heathrow today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

Flytipping fine for Tooting resident

A Tooting resident is facing a £400 fine after rogue waste collectors dumped his rubbish in a car park.

Council officers are now warning others to watch out for people offering to take away unwanted junk at a cut price.

It is believed the waste is flytipped in open areas around the borough at a huge cost to the tax payer.

Rubbish can be traced back residential addresses and those targeted by these schemes face large fines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A couple from Bedfont promise to keep up the fight for their son

The parents of nine-month-old Charlie Gard have vowed to keep up the fight to get him to the US for pioneering treatment.

Supreme Court judges ruled last night that the baby from Bedfont can be kept on life support until his parents' appeal can be considered.

Connie and Chris have already raised over a million pounds to take their son abroad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

Happy 50th Sgt Pepper

The Beatles' iconic Sgt Pepper album is being celebrated today; fifty years after it was released.

The band's home city of Liverpool is marking the anniversary with a festival.

Chiswick House is also celebrating its role in the iconic album, by recreating the flower bed that forms part of the album cover.

Its gardens were one of the locations for music films shot by the band before the record went on sale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

The London Fire Brigade has a warning for the public



A fan that fell over in a bedroom is believed to be the cause of a flat fire in Purley.

A woman and two children managed to escape from the blaze in Foxley Road on Wednesday evening.

It’s reported the woman was woken up by the sound of the flames which were at the end of her bed.

The London Fire Brigade is reminding the public to unplug fans before you fall asleep.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

The commuters may not see the funny side, but the trials and tribulations of Southern trains are being turned into a musical.

Southern Fail: The Musical will include hits such as "Imagine There's No Southern."

The creators of the show, which will premier in Brighton this weekend, say they hope it will force the rail operator to reflect on the past year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray was made to battle but is through to the third round of the French Open.

He beat Martin Klizan in four sets - 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6.

The world number one had been a break down in the fourth but fought back to comfortably win the tie-break.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Campaigning steps up a gear in Richmond Park

One of the key topics of the election is Education.

Jackie’s Lucy Mayer has been talking to Richmond Park’s candidates to see how they’ll tackle the issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

British Airways has confirmed there will be an in-depth investigation into a massive failure that left 75,000 passengers stranded.

It follows reports the airline's board's to demand an independent inquiry into problems, blamed on a power supply issue.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester were the main airports affected.

Experts predict BA's facing a compensation bill of up to £100million
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Former Wimbledon champ Andy Murray's level at a set all in his second round match at the French Open tennis.

He lost the opener against Slovakia's Martin Klizan on a tie-break, but won the second 6-2.

A few moments ago, Murray was a break of serve up in the third set.

Kyle Edmund's on court; he's just under way against Argentine Renzo Olivo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in West Norwood last Thursday, have named the victim.

She’s 33-year-old Emma Day.

A post-mortem gave a provisional cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

39 year old Mark Morris from Croydon was charged with her murder on Saturday, with a trial scheduled for November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

The people of Chelsea are rallying against the proposed demolition of a hugely popular farmer’s market.

The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust wants to sell the site in King’s Road to fund a new specialist respiratory wing.

A decision on the matter is due to be made today.

Over 300 residents say they would prefer the site to be used for a farmer’s market and restaurants rather than a block of flats.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Summer may have only just started, but it seems New Wimbledon Theatre is already gearing up for Christmas.



It’s been announced this year’s Panto will be Jack and the Beanstalk starring pub landlord Al Murray.

The announcement is always hotly anticipated, and usually comes in spring or summer because of the amount of planning involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Police officers in Hammersmith and Fulham have taken to the streets wearing Body Worn Video, following the borough’s official launch yesterday

Over 22,000 BMV kits have been issued and reports have shown it reduces confrontation and complaints against officers.

The cameras are attached to the uniform and do not permanently record to ensure interactions with the public are not unnecessarily obstructed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Surrey Police has launched its annual crack down on summer drink and drug driving



The campaign, which started this morning, will run for a month.

The aim is to identify drivers who break the law and risk the lives of themselves and other road users before an incident happens.

Police made 108 arrests in Surrey as part of last year’s initiative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

A vet in North Cheam is in a sticky situation after 200 insects were left on its doorstep





Maven Vets in London Road is now trying to re-home the stick insects after they were abandoned in a cage full of leaves last week.

The critters have a habit of playing dead like twigs, before springing into action.

Vet Michael Morrice said, ‘They are certainly an unusual pet for us to be presented with but we’re hopeful we can find good homes for them all. I’ve even taken a couple home myself much to the delight of my 3 children though I’m not sure my wife is 100% thrilled!’

Anyone who feels they may be able to help re-home the remaining stick insects can contact Maven Vets on 0208 3372214.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

A 45 year-old woman died after losing more than half her blood following a caesarean at Croydon University hospital

After Rosida Etwaree gave birth to twins in 2010, she was operated on by trainee surgeon who struggled to close her uterus.

A consultant stepped in to finish the operation but then left the theatre.

In 2014 Croydon Health Services NHS Trust admitted liability for her death after solicitors found a catalogue of failures.

An inquest into the mum’s death was opened yesterday, and it was revealed last year that the hospital will not face criminal charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

There’s been a rise in cyber-related sex crimes against children in Surrey

That’s according to figures obtained from Surrey Police, through a Freedom of Information requested by the NSPCC.

53 sex crimes were committed against children in the county in 2016/17, up from 31 in 2015/16.

The NSPCC has called on the next government to make online safety a top priority.

The offences include rape, sexual assault and grooming, which involved an online element.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard’s life has been saved just hours before his life support was due to be switched off

It comes after his parents from Bedfont took their fight to the Supreme Court.

Britain's highest court will sit on June 8th to deliberate whether to hear an appeal to prolong his life.

Until then baby Charlie who suffers from a rare genetic condition that has left him brain damaged, must continue to receive treatment from Great Ormond Street Hospital.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 am  

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Doctors at Great Ormond Street have said the life support of a terminally ill baby could be turned off at midnight tonight

It comes after the parents of Charlie Gard from Bedfont lost a High Court appeal to take him to America for treatment.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates have since arranged an emergency Supreme Court hearing in the hopes of stopping Great Ormond Street.

A decision could be made by the court by the end of today.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 pm  

Gordon Ramsay has defended his decision to seat his children in economy while he travels in luxury with his wife

The Wandsworth based chef says “his children don’t need the space or the 10 course menu with champagne as they have iPads for entertainment.”

Ramsay, who has 4 children, said sitting his brood in economy is also a means of keeping them grounded.

He also recently revealed they won’t inherit any of his multi-million pound fortune.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

A former carer for an elderly man has been jailed for stealing over £45,000



A former carer has been jailed after stealing over £45,000 from an elderly man he was looking after.

49 year old Ablie Mohammed Bah pleaded guilty to 2 counts of fraud by false representation at Kingston Crown Court.

Bah was sentenced to 3 and a half years imprisonment earlier today.

He was employed by an independent care provider and was a home carer for the 88 year old victim who lived in West Ealing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Drug dealers from Croydon and Barking jailed

A drug dealer who posed on social media with fake wads of cash has been jailed.

22 year old Justin Bruney and 30 year old Ricky Williams from Croydon were stopped by officers in Tadworth in October last year.

After searching their Mercedes, a sock was found filled with Class A drugs along with a large amount of cash.

Analysis of their phones showed they were contacting others about drugs deals, as well as photos of Bruney posing with large quantities of cash.

Bruney said he often posed for photos, putting £20 at the front and at the back with the rest blank paper to make it look like he’s rich.

Bruney was sentenced to just over 3 years and Williams 3 and a half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

A man from Croydon has been remanded in custody after being charged with stabbing his former partner to death

Mark Morris allegedly attacked the woman in the street in West Norwood last Thursday.

The 39-year-old from Cranbrook Road appeared at the Old Bailey earlier via video-link from jail.

He's due to enter a plea in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

A 29 year-old man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting three women on the tube



Emanuil Boros, inappropriately touch his victims at Balham and Finchley Road stations.

In light of reports, plain clothed officers patrolled Balham station and arrested him whilst harassing a woman in December last year.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, placed on the Sex Offender’s Register and banned from Balham station for 5 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Race to Number 10 continues. Today we are looking at the Progressive Alliance in Richmond Park

With just over a week to go until Britain heads to the polls, we’ll now take a look at how one subject is dominating the campaign trail.

Jackie’s Lucy Mayer is in Richmond Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Epsom Downs Racecourse will welcome over 100,000 people this weekend for the Epsom Derby



In light of recent terror attacks in Manchester, London and Europe police along with event organisers have reviewed safety measures.

People attending will notice tighter security measures and firearms officers in and around the racecourse grounds.

The two day festival compromises of the Investec Ladies Day on Friday, followed by the Derby Day on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

The people of Richmond are being urged to put the kettle on in support of the armed forces

The national Big Brew Up takes place next month.

Richmond Council is urging residents across the borough to hold tea parties to raise money for troops, reservists, veterans and cadets.

National Armed Forces Week takes place from June the 19th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Tooting are offering a £20,000 reward for information



The victim aged in her 20s was violently attacked by a man in Lucien Road last September.

Despite extensive enquiries and obtaining a DNA profile of the suspect, officers have made no arrests.

Detective Inspector Andrew Wadey from the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command (SOECA), leading the investigation, said: “Nearly nine months have passed since this terrifying attack on a young woman, and we remain committed to finding the person responsible. We have obtained significant evidence and investigated many leads. While we have not yet identified a suspect, we believe someone has crucial information that could unlock this case.

“I am appealing directly to anyone who has any information about this attack, or who thinks the man depicted in the E-fit looks familiar, or who was in the area that night and perhaps remembers something that could assist us, to come forward and speak to officers.

“Because we have a DNA profile of the attacker, potential suspects can be quickly and easily eliminated so we would urge anyone with suspicions to report them to police.
“A £20,000 reward is now being offered for anyone with valuable information which leads us to the culprit and results in a conviction.”

The suspect is described as a man of Asian appearance, between 20 and 25 years old, approximately 5ft 7in tall and of slim build. He had a thin moustache and was wearing glasses, a red hooded top and light coloured tracksuit trousers.

Anyone who recognises the man, or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to call detectives on 020 8721 4251. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

A mass evacuation took place at the Royal Opera House when a fire alarm went off

Cast from the comic opera L’elisir d’amore and audience-members evacuated in the middle of the performance at 8:30 yesterday evening, filling Bow Street.

The theatre later said that it was a false alarm and the show was allowed to restart.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 am  

Patrols by armed officers were stood down in Surrey as a terrorist attack is no longer believed to be imminent

Surrey and Sussex police will continue their high visibility reassurance patrols though.

There was heightened security at both Twickenham and Wembley stadium over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The police have urged people to remain alert and report any suspicious activity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

The General Election could result in a hung parliament, according to a new opinion poll

Market research firm YouGov estimates the Conservatives will win 310 seats, which is 16 short of the required majority of 326.

Labour are estimated to gain 18 seats to, taking them to 257, and the numbers also say the SNP would lose four seats.

YouGov’s data will be updated daily from now to polling day on Thursday 8th June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Premier League champions Chelsea have started their transfer business early

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic returns to Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee, the team he played for in League One ten years ago.

Begovic signed for Chelsea in 2015 and only made 17 starts in two league seasons.

Meanwhile, Liverpool look set to sign 19-year-old striker Dominic Solanke, who failed to agree a new deal with the Blues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 pm  

Shares in the owner of British Airway have fallen following the IT failure

Shares in the owner of British Airways - IAG - have fallen after an IT failure led to disruption for 75-thousand passengers travelling to and from Heathrow and Gatwick.

They were down 4% earlier - which wiped half-a-billion pounds off the company's value.

But they recovered to end the day down 1.4%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Croydon Bake Off winner talks make up

Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown says despite being known for her lipstick choices, she's not sure about launching her own range.

The 32-year-old from Croydon wore a different shade each week during the baking contest last year.

She says while she loves make-up, she's not convinced about making it her work.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

A property executive from Southfields has been caught drink driving

Wimbledon Magistrates’ has heard how a property executive from Southfields crashed into five parked cars while driving home drunk.

40 year old Gemma Hewes had been at her husband’s 40th birthday when she decided to drive her Landrover.

The court heard she was distracted by a phone call and swerved into a line of parked cars, while she had children in the vehicle.

The court also heard how she rarely drank and was tearful when confronted by the other car owners.

She’s paying them back for damage caused to their cars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

It's understood Chelsea have accepted a £10-million offer from Bournemouth for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The south coast club wanted the Bosnia and Herzegovina international in the summer, but Chelsea couldn't find a replacement to be their back-up keeper.

Begovic still needs to agree personal terms and complete a medical.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

British Airways’ IT systems are finally back up and running following a major technical crash.

Thousands of passengers at Heathrow and Gatwick airports were affected.

In a statement, the firm says 'an exceptional power surge' occurred at one of BA's UK data centres.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray's made a decent start to his opening match at the French Open tennis.

Britain's world number one took the first set 6-4 -but isn't having things all his own way so far in the second.

Earlier, Johanna Konta went out in the first round.

She suffered a shock three sets defeat to Chinese Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Police are hunting a man in connection with a robbery in Sunbury.

According to officers the suspect stole cash from a person on Green Lane on Friday.

He’s described as white, around 35 years-old, 5’5 inches tall, with light brown layered hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Fire fighters have rescued a woman from a seventh floor blaze in Battersea.

It broke out in Ingrave Street last night.

Around 50 people had already left the block when the brigade arrived.

A smoke alarm was discovered at the property, but it didn’t sound or have a working battery in it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray gets his French Open campaign underway

Britain's Andy Murray's just got his French Open tennis campaign underway.

The world number one's in the first set of his clash with Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.

Earlier, Johanna Konta suffered a surprise first round exit.

The seventh seed lost in three sets to Chinese Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh who's ranked outside the world's top 100.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

A couple who were forced to postpone their Greek wedding after guests were grounded by the BA IT failure, have finally tied the knot.

Laura Sciortino and her husband Sam, from Woking, had planned to marry in Santorini on Sunday.

They were already there, but had to hurriedly re-arrange the wedding after their bridesmaids, aunt, uncle and brother got stuck at Heathrow.

The ceremony eventually took place yesterday, a day later than planned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

A child and her mother have gone missing from Tooting.



4 year old Nurjenna Javaid Khan and her mother Zirwa Javaid were last seen on Thursday.



It’s not thought they have left the country, but anyone who sees them, is urged to dial 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Tragedy for Hampton based charity after two fundraisers die in a plane crash

Two men have died in a plane crash off the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland after scaling Ben Nevis.

They were climbing the mountain in a fundraising challenge for Hampton and Guildford based hospices Shooting Star Chase.

Tony Woodward and Bob Archer’s bodies were found with the wreckage of the plane after it failed to arrive in Carlisle on Thursday.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is looking into the crash.

Shooting Star Chase statement.


Piers Vimpany, Acting Chief Executive, Shooting Star Chase:

“We are extremely saddened to learn of the death of Tony and Bob. Tony's company Mapcargo is very much part of the Shooting Star Chase family as one of our community business partners, and Tony had recently visited one of our hospices to see our work first hand.

Shooting Star Chase would like to express their sincere condolences to Tony and Bob's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Police are hunting a man in connection with a robbery in Sunbury



According to officers the suspect stole cash from a person on Green Lane on Friday.

He’s described as white, around 35 years-old, 5’5 inches tall, with light brown layered hair.

He was wearing black/grey coloured trench coat, navy blue jogging bottoms, navy plimsolls and may have had a shopping bag with him.

If you think you know this man please call Surrey Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

The Battle for Number 10 continues

With Just over a week to go until the election, we're taking a look at what are turning out to be South West London's most hotly contested seats.

Lucy Mayer has been in Richmond Park to see how the thorny issue of Brexit is affecting voters there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

The history of one of our best loved authors will be brought to life at Richmond Theatre next month.

Dr Lucy Worsley, who is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, will talk about her new biography, based on Jane Austen.

She says she wants to dispel the myth of Jane as the cynical, lonely spinster.

Austen, who is best known for her novel “Pride and Prejudice,” is the only woman, apart from The Queen, to feature on bank notes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Nick Evans has been appointed as Harlequins' attack coach following his retirement from rugby union

The former New Zealand fly-half called time on his playing career at the end of the Premiership season.

He's been with the Twickenham based Quins since 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Around half a billion pounds has been wiped off the market value of BA's owner after a huge IT crash over the weekend

Shares in IAG have fallen by 4%

75,000 passengers at Heathrow and Gatwick airports were left delayed, stranded or separated from their luggage.

BA is expecting to return to a full schedule today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Have you lost a snake in Kew?



A shocked woman from Kew phoned the police for help after she discovered a huge snake slithering through her kitchen.

Officers were called to the house yesterday afternoon and discovered the serpent, which was taken to a nearby vet.

It’s believed the reptile is a pet which escaped from its home, but the owners haven’t yet come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Appeal two months on from Battersea murder



Police are continuing to appeal for information, after a 21 year-old man was murdered in Battersea.

Malachi Brooks died after being stabbed in Surrey Lane two months ago.

According to reporters three males wearing balaclavas and hoods jumped out of a vehicle and fatally knifed him.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in April on suspicion of murder - he was later released with no further action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Vulnerable man last seen in Brixton has gone missing



Police in Enfield are appealing for the public's help in locating a missing 19 year-old man.

Louis Daly was last seen at around 1:30 yesterday morning on Monday outside the O2 Academy in Brixton.

Louis, who is described as severely autistic, had been at a concert with his mum when he ran off from her, and has not been seen or heard from since.

Officers and Louis' family are extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

Louis is described as black; around 6ft tall with a slim build.

If you have any idea where he might be, please contact the police immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Charlie Gard's parents label Great Ormond Street as 'inhuman'

The parents of nine-month-old Charlie Gard have described Great Ormond Street as "inhuman" for blocking their bid to get him treatment in the US.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates from Bedfont want Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street say therapy proposed by a doctor in America is experimental and will not help.

They say life-support treatment should stop.

During an increasingly bitter court battle, the Court of Appeal ruled last month's High Court decision in favour of doctors should be upheld.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 am  

Not to be Dancing Dan's night on BGT

Unfortunately, it was not to be Dancing Dan Graham’s night on Britain's Got Talent tonight.

The Kingston based police officer received praise from the judges for his routine.

But it was 15 year old singer Kyle Tomlinson and mind reading duo DNA who go through to this weekend final.

But the main talking point of the show was when hosts Ant and Dec had to stop a children's choir's performance due to 'technical issues'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Heathrow says "BA expect to be fully operational tomorrow"

Heathrow have said British Airways expect to run a full schedule tomorrow after an IT meltdown disrupted the plans of over 75,000 people.

Many of those 75,000 are still thought to be without their luggage after the worldwide systems failure hit this weekend.

BA reported to be running “95% of their schedule today” but now are confident of returning to full operation tomorrow.

The airline company has apologised profusely to the people affected and hope to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am  

Monday, 29 May 2017

Kingston's Dancing Dan says tonight's semi final performance on BGT will be his biggest yet

A Kingston police officer has promised tonight’s semi-final performance on Britain’s Got Talent will be his biggest yet.

Dan Graham, nicknamed Dancing Dan, has taken the hit talent show by storm this year with his knockout performances.

With the final not far away, he says this evening’s dance would be his most ambitious yet.

He added “It’s bigger and better than before. I’ve got a bit of a production behind it this time."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Fire in Hounslow

Police and Firefighters were called to a fire in Hounslow at around 10pm last night.

It’s reported the fire was at a Tesco express under a block of flats on Bath Road.

Officers say it’s not believed to be suspicious and there were no injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Man dies after collision in Ealing

A young man has died after being struck down by a van in Ealing.

Police and paramedics raced to the scene of the crash on Whitton Avenue East in Greenford shortly after 4pm on Saturday.

The 21-year-old pedestrian had been hit by a white Volkswagen van, police said.

He was rushed to a north London hospital where he died in the early hours of this morning.

A Met Police spokesman said: “His next of kin have been informed.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Youth club for LGBT community opens in Merton

A youth club for people from the LGBT community has opened its doors in Merton.

The club, which is aimed at 13-19 year-olds, is the first of its kind in the borough offering a safe space for young people to meet and, if necessary, seek advice and support.

Chris Lee of Merton Council, said: “The club welcomes any young people who have and haven’t come out.”

They meet every fortnight at the Endeavour Youth club in Martin Way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police are hunting for the person who stabbed a man repeatedly at Streatham Common station on Good Friday

At about 11.20pm on 14th April the victim was sitting on a bench when a man got off the train and attacked him as the train pulled up.

There was a scuffle close to the café on the platform and the man stabbed the victim multiple times, before fleeing the station.

The victim was found by a member of the public who called the emergency services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

British Airways boss says 95% of its flights will take off as normal today

This announcement comes after BA recovers from chaos caused by a global IT glitch.

All of its planes were grounded at the weekend because of a power surge affecting computer systems.

Chief executive Alex Cruz has insisted there was no cyber-attack.

And he’s denied union claims that the problem was linked to outsourcing abroad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A motorcyclist has been rushed to hospital after crashing with a car in Kensington

Police and paramedics were called to the scene in Old Brompton Road at 2.30pm yesterday.

The 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

British Airways passengers are facing a third day of delays after the airline's global computer system crashed

The firm could face a bill of more than £100 million after more than 1,000 flights were affected over the weekend.

It says it intends to operate most services from Gatwick and Heathrow today, but has warned some short-haul flights could be cancelled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Eden Hazard has been named Chelsea Football Club’s Player of the Year

The Belgian is the second person in the award’s 50-year history to collect it for a third time.

He was voted no.1 by Chelsea supporters and Antonio Conte presented him with the award at the ceremony in Battersea last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Eddie Jones' reaction after England beat Barbarians 28-14 at Twickenham

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones says he's looking forward to seeing what his younger players can do this summer.

A team featuring lots of new faces beat the Barbarians 28-14 at Twickenham yesterday.

This means England lead 9-7 against the BaBaas overall.

England have 15 players missing for the tour of Argentina because they're with the British and Irish Lions.

Jones says that doesn't mean it's a development series.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

A man has suffered serious injuries after crashing into a barrier on the M25 earlier this morning

A black BMW collided with a street light before hitting the concrete barrier just after the junction with the M23 (J7) around 2.15am.

Two people from the car have been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

One of the occupants is described as having serious injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Wanted Reigate man arrested

A man from Reigate wanted by police has been found and arrested.

Shane Setterfield was wanted for failing to attend court twice, for breaching a court order on March 31st this year and for road traffic offences in April.

He’s already been charged with the offences and is due to be sentenced at Guildford Crown Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Sunday, 28 May 2017

South West London pubs join forces with RNLI

A number of pubs across South West London have signed up to the RNLI’s Respect the Water Campaign.

Chain Nicholson’s which has pubs in places like Richmond and Hammersmith, will actively promote water safety messages to customers.

42 people have died on the Thames in the past 5 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm  

England see off Barbarians

England's rugby union side have continued their winning habit.

An under-strength side beat the Barbarians 28-14 at Twickenham in a non-cap international.

Chris Robshaw was back in a leading role as co-captain, for the first time since the failed 2015 World Cup campaign, alongside George Ford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm  

M3 accident causing hour delay

There are two lanes closed on the M3 between Junction 3 Lightwater and J2 M25 due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Queues approaching the incident could take around an hour to clear due to the recovery work.

It is expected to be resolved by 7:15pm with normal conditions recommencing at around 8:30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 pm  

Police release CCTV image of two men in connection with Epsom burglary



Police in Epsom have released CCTV images of two men they wish to speak to following thefts from a university building.

On Thursday 6th April, a student had her laptop, purse, and memory stick stolen from her desk at the University for the Creative Arts in Ashley Road.

She’s launched a desperate appeal to find the device and the back-up stick, which contained a year’s worth of work towards her final year project.

An image of the suspects can be seen on our website, radiojackie.com slash news.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

Hounslow Police searching for missing patient



A 20-year-old patient suffering from mental illness has gone missing from a secure unit at West Middlesex Hospital.

Jordan Straughan was taken to the ward in Isleworth on Thursday but fled the following afternoon, despite being detained under the Mental Health Act.

Hounslow Police are concerned for his welfare and are urging anyone who sees him to call them on 101, as he may become agitated if approached.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Man in serious condition following Brentford brawl

A man is fighting for his life in hospital following a mass brawl in Brentford.

Police were called to reports of a fight on Ealing Road at around 4.20am on Saturday morning.

They found a man in his 30s collapsed in the road with a head injury. He was rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

McLaren suffer at F1 Monaco GP

Sebastian Vettel ended Ferrari’s 16-year wait to win the Monaco GP.

The German fended off teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Daniel Riccardo to take the top spot.

Lewis Hamilton climbed six places to finish in seventh but there was bad news for Woking’s McLaren.

Jenson Button had to retire after a collision with Pascal Wehrlein and Stoffel Vandoorne crashed out at Turn One with 12 laps remaining.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Kingston Council vows to educate following waste collection mishap

Kingston Council says it will ensure shop owners in the High Street know when their waste collections are scheduled.

It’s after rubbish was spotted bagged up on the pavement.

Last weekend, a number of bags had split, leaving a mess.

Street cleaning company Veolia is responsible for keeping the area clean and says it regularly inspects for fly tipped waste.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Richmond's new Mayor has big shoes to fill

Richmond’s new Mayor has some big shoes to fill.

It’s been revealed that the last Mayor raised over £20,000 for his chosen charity.

Councillor David Linnette raised the cash for INS, which provides support for people and their carers, during his year in office.

He has this message of support for the new Mayor, Cllr Lisa Blakemore.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Update: British Airways flights

British Airways has resumed flights at both Heathrow and Gatwick, but there remain cancellations and delays.

It’s after the airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure, grounding all of yesterday’s flights and stranding thousands of passengers.

BA has warned of further disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as they work to fix the IT issues.

Passengers are urged to check their flight before travelling to the airport.

The airline has said it will compensate those affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Investigations continue into attempted sexual assault in Ewell

Investigations are continuing following an attempted sexual assault in Ewell.

It happened as a woman was walking through the tunnel on the footpath near Kingston Road on Wednesday afternoon.

The victim in her 20s was grabbed by a man but her dog managed to scare him off.

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen anything to get in contact.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Children in Merton offered free cycling training over half term

Children across Merton are being offered free cycling training.

Instructors will be on course over the half term break.

They say the aim is to teach youngsters to learn the rules of the road and be able to cycle without fear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Chelsea fans back club's decision to cancel victory parade

Chelsea fans say the decision to cancel today’s victory parade is the right decision.

The club had planned an open top bus tour to show off the Premier League trophy.

However, following the Manchester attack, bosses decided it would be “inappropriate” to go ahead.

There were also fears over stretching the security provisions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Boxer from Hammersmith achieves world champion dream

Hammersmith boxer George Groves has become a world champion at the fourth time of asking.

He beat Fedor Chudinov last night at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane to land the WBA super-middleweight title.

Groves says his dream has finally been recognised:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Service held in Twickenham for Manchester attack victims

A service will be held in Twickenham this morning in memory of the Manchester attack victims.

Residents and the Mayor of Richmond will gather at St Mary’s Church at 9.30am.

Candles will be lit for each life lost in the atrocity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Chris Robshaw at helm for today's England game at Twickenham

Harlequins player Chris Robshaw will co-captain England's rugby union side against the Barbarians this afternoon at Twickenham.

The move sees him cap for the first time since their 2015 World Cup, alongside George Ford.

Many young, uncapped hopefuls will play, as England are without a number of first-choice players due to club, and British and Irish Lions commitments.

Kick off is at 3pm.

Robshaw says the game will help them get ready for the tour of Argentina:





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 am  

Antonio Conte talks about Chelsea defeat yesterday

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says they didn't start their unsuccessful FA Cup final well enough.

The Premier League champions lost 2-1 to Arsenal at Wembley - having Victor Moses sent-off in the second half.

Conte says they can't let the result take away from what they've achieved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

UPDATE: British Airways schedule at Heathrow today

British Airways hopes to run a "near normal" schedule at Heathrow today after flights were cancelled there yesterday.

An IT systems failure hit thousands of passengers, affecting Gatwick too.

The airline said the computer failure was caused by a power supply issue.

But aviation expert Gideon Ewers thinks it's strange BA wouldn't have a back-up.



They're advising passengers to check the website before they travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray doesn't play in French Open until Tuesday

The second Grand Slam of the tennis season gets underway today - but Britain's top players aren't in action just yet at the French Open.

World number one and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray doesn't play until Tuesday.

Johanna Konta also sits out day one at Roland Garros.

Dan Evans is on court this afternoon though - he faces Spain's Tommy Robredo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

PC Dan from Kingston police is through to the semi-final of BGT

PC Dan from Kingston Police has made it through to the semi-final of Britains Got Talent.

When the 33-year old arrived for his first audition on the show in his full uniform, David Walliams chased him off the stage after really enjoying his performance.

PC Dan first auditioned because he ‘wanted to let everyone know there’s a human behind the uniform and we all like to have fun.’

His talent is dancing and last night he tweeted ‘live semi-finals here I come,’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

UPDATE: BA flights at Heathrow are cancelled - some passengers are spending the night there


Tens of thousands of BA passengers are stranded after the company's IT system crashed.

It's forced the airline to cancel all its flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Many passengers are bedding down for the night on terminal floors.

Markets Vice President of Flight Global - Mark Pilling - says it shows how fragile the system is:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 am  

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