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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Hammersmith and City Line still suspended over safety concerns


The Hammersmith and City Line remains suspended tonight between Hammersmith and Edgware Road.

It’s because of safety concerns with Grenfell Tower, that debris may fall onto the tracks.

Police now presume 58 people have died following a fire in the 24-storey block in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A spokesman has said teams are working to secure the debris, so the lines can be reopened as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 pm  

Diabetes drug trial at the University of Surrey

A safety trial of the most commonly used diabetes drug, has discovered it has a positive impact on the cardiovascular system.

Researchers at the University of Surrey discovered the drug Metformin, used to treat type-2 diabetes, reduces the risk of heart attacks.

Only a small number of patients were involved in the trial, but despite the positive effects, the full workings of the drug remain largely unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Police appeal for information following assault at Mayford Arms Pub

Police are appealing for information after a serious assault took place at the Mayford Arms pub in Guildford Road last night.

The assault left three men with injuries with one having to undergo surgery.

Two women were also assaulted but did not sustain any injuries.

The suspects fled the scene before police arrived and are believed to have driven off in a small black vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Man stabbed near Heathrow Airport

Police are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing at a bus stop on the North Perimeter Road at Heathrow Airport.

The victim who is believed to be a man in his 20’s was assaulted by a group of up to eight people both male and female.

His condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the investigating team at Heathrow Police on 07768526819.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Bees to donate proceeds of friendly to victims of fire in Kensington.

Brentford FC is to give the proceeds of a friendly match to the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund.

The Bees are playing Southampton on the 22nd of July.

The football ground is about five miles from the burnt tower block.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Missing 12 year old from Wallington


A 12 year old boy has gone missing from Wallington.

Anyone who sees Ellis Upfold should ring 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Feltham and Heston Labour MP praises Queen over 'sombre' statement on fire



The Labour & Co-op MP for Feltham & Heston has praised the Queen for her statement on the sombre mood in the country.

The monarch says the country has been "resolute in the face of adversity" following recent tragedies.

West London MP Seema Malhotra says the Prime Minister should respond in the same manner.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Fire dogs in action during the Kensington disaster


Specially trained dogs were used by the London Fire Brigade in the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington.

The animals are lighter than humans and can cover a large area quickly.

Twenty firefighters and four fire engines, plus other specialist resources, have remained at the scene of the fire in North Kensington throughout the night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Twickenham MP wants answers on Crossrail 2

Returning as the Lib Dem MP for Twickenham, Vince Cable says his first priority is to question the government over its commitment to Crossrail 2.

Following the Queen’s Speech next week, he’ll be submitting a parliamentary question on the subject.

He’s afraid the project may be dropped after the lack of reference to it in the last Budget and the Conservative manifesto.

He says Crossrail 2 is important to the area and would dramatically improve train services for Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton Wick.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Friday, 16 June 2017

Birthday Honours list is revealed, and there's an ab fab surprise for one Wimbledon resident

She’s absolutely fabulous . . . . and now she’s a dame too!

June Whitfield has been honoured in the Queen’s annual Birthday Honours list.

The veteran stage, radio, TV and film star, who lives in Wimbledon, is best known among younger audiences for her role as Mother in the Ab Fab series.

Speaking to us last year, the 91 year old explained there was nothing like it.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Police in Banstead following an armed robbery

Police are in Banstead town centre following reports of an armed robbery.

It took place at a High Street Jewellery shop at around 2.15 this afternoon.

A group of offender’s smashed their way into the shop through the front door and a number of watches and jewellery were taken.

The suspects are believed to have been wearing dark clothing and helmets with one carrying a bladed weapon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Police appeal for information in Shepperton

Police are appealing for information after a collision in Shepperton this afternoon.

The collision involved a white Ford Mondeo and a Ford Focus police car.

It happened at the junction of Green Lane and Bruce Avenue at around 4.45pm.

Both driver of the Mondeo a man in his 30s and the driver of the police car, a woman in her 20s have been taken to hospital with minor

injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Police looking for bogus workmen



Police in Surrey have released e-fits of two men they would like to speak to after an elderly man was scammed in West Molesey.

The victim let bogus Water Board employees gain entry to his property on Fernbank Avenue to turn down the water pressure.

It happened between 3pm and 4pm on Wednesday 7th June when the bogus workmen entered the 70 year old's kitchen.

Detectives say a large sum of cash went missing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Councillors across Merton say they are “shocked” by the sudden resignation of one of their own.

Parliamentary candidate for Wimbledon Imran Uddin stood down last week amid an investigation.

It relates to alleged “dishonesty” in his work as a solicitor.

The Solicitors’ Regulation Authority has seized client files from his law firm in Morden.

A by election is due to be held in the constituency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A court's heard a new inquest into the death of a soldier at Deepcut Barracks will look into whether he was hounded by bullying and harassment.

20-year-old Sean Benton died at the Surrey base in June 2005, after being told he was being discharged from the Army.

His family wants a jury to decide on the case, after an initial finding of suicide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Grenfell Tower update from London Fire Brigade

20 firefighters and four fire engines, plus other specialist resources, remained at the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire in White City throughout the night.

Crews have remained at the scene to monitor the stability of the building’s structure, managing the inner cordon and damping down any remaining pockets of fire.

Throughout Friday, six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were at the scene working with the Metropolitan Police and other agencies.

In addition, three Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) modules and 30 specialist USAR firefighters are working to make the block safe so firefighters can continue to progress throughout the building, making a detailed search.

This search will be a slow and painstaking process which will require a large amount of shoring up work, especially on the upper floors which will be the most challenging for us to access and search.

USAR officers will be working alongside the Metropolitan Police Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team and London Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to assist with recovering people from the building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Major traffic disruption expected in Kingston again this weekend

There’s more chaos in store for drivers in Kingston and New Malden this weekend.

Kingston Road will be closed all weekend so a crane can be removed from the Cambridge estate.

The site is undergoing a major refurbishment.

The last time a crane was removed, drivers reported 4 hour delays, prompting them to ask why it couldn’t have been done overnight.

Ambulance drivers trying to get to Kingston hospital were also severely delayed.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Manhunt launched for man after police officer thrown from car bonnet



Officers urgently want to speak with Sean Clarke-Arrindell (pictured below) in connection with a serious assault on a police officer on Tuesday in Alexandra Road.

Whilst officers tried to apprehend Mr Clarke-Arrindell, he drove off at speed with an officer holding onto the car bonnet.



The officer was then thrown from the car as it made off at speed.

Luckily he is now recovering from the minor injuries he sustained.

If you see Mr Clarke-Arrindell or have any information as to his current whereabouts please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Action promised after Grenfell Tower fire

The council at the centre of the Grenfell Tower disaster says it will do its best to re-house families affected by the deadly fire in the borough.

But Kensington and Chelsea admits some could end up elsewhere in London, as hundreds of people have been left displaced.

The leader has also dismissed suggestions sprinklers weren't installed during a big refurb of the block to save money.

Nick Paget-Brown has promised action though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

British tennis number three Dan Evans and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro have withdrawn from next week's Queen's Club Championships.

Evans has already missed the Nottingham Open because of a calf injury.

It's a further blow to Queen's after French Open champion Rafa Nadal pulled out, he wanted to rest before Wimbledon, which starts on the third of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Corrie actor pays visit to school in Twickenham for NSPCC

Heathfield school in Twickenham has had a visit from a Coronation Street star.

Chris Harper, who plays groomer Nathan Curtis, is working with the NSPCC as part of its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ campaign.

The aim is to combat child abuse.

Corrie viewers are currently gripped by the storyline that has seen Harper’s character target 17 year old Bethany Platt.

Specially trained volunteers will teach children as young as four about different forms of abuse and who they can turn to for help.

Chris says the soap, and NSPCC scheme is a great way to reach out to young people affected by abuse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

British Airways cabin crew are going to stage a two-week strike in a long-running dispute over pay and travel concessions.

Members of Unite in the so-called mixed fleet will walk out from the 1st of July.

The union says it'll vigorously pursue legal action against the airline on behalf of 1,400 cabin crew, who it claims have been punished for taking strike action before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to three years after slashing a teenage boy in the face with a knife in West Molesey.



The incident happened at around 3pm on Wednesday, the 5th of April.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was out with his friend in Grovelands Park when he was approached by two teenage boys.

One of the boys, a 16-year-old, was carrying a knife and slashed him around the face in an unprovoked attack, inflicting a deep wound to his lip and cheek.

He was sentenced to three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Police in Clapham are appealing for the public's help to find a vulnerable missing man.



39 year old Noah John Edelson is a US national who is staying in London.

He was last seen at Clapham Common at 10.30 yesterday morning.

When last seen he was wearing a dark coloured T shirt, dark coloured trousers, brown shoes.

Noah is white, medium build and speaks with an American accent.

He has been very upset lately and there are growing concerns for his wellbeing.

Anyone with information on Noah should contact Lambeth police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Food bank use in Wandsworth is increasing at three times the national rate.

Annual figures released by the borough’s food bank, show that the number of people using food-banks there rose by 16% last year.

That’s 4,712 people, with a third of them estimated to be children.

Labour’s newly elected MP for Battersea Marsha de Cordova says; Wandsworth is one of the UK’s richest boroughs. Clearly the safety net for its most vulnerable residents is broken.

Food banks appeared for the first time in the borough in 2013.

This year, according to the Trussell Trust, more people were referred because of low income than ever before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

It’s been revealed that some victims of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire may never be identified, as the search for bodies continues
Police say it's due to the intensity of the flames that engulfed the block in the early hours of Tuesday.

At are confirmed dead, as investigators work to find out why it spread so quickly.

Lucy Masoud, with Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union, says questions about the structure need to be answered.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Four children visit a hospital every day on average due to dog bites

That’s according to data released by the NHS.

In the last five years 8,000 children have been treated for dog bites.

Shockingly, 70% of these bites occurred on children between the ages of zero and nine.

And over a third of the incidents took place in 2015-16 alone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Events are planned across the country today to mark the first anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox

The mother-of-two was murdered in West Yorkshire by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair.

Staines, Shepperton and Slough are all hosting Great Get Together Events across the weekend.

The All Saints Church in Kingston is holding an evening of free music in commemoration.

And the Spring Grove Residents' Association in Isleworth is holding ‘The Great Big Lunch on Sunday, a large picnic in Thornberry park where everyone is welcome.

Find an event near you.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A school in Twickenham will have a visit from a Coronation Street star later this morning

Chris Harper, who plays groomer Nathan Curtis, is working with the NSPCC as part of its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ campaign.

The aim is to combat child abuse.

Corrie viewers are currently gripped by the storyline that has seen Harper’s character target 17 year old Bethany Platt.

Specially trained volunteers will teach children as young as four about different forms of abuse and who they can turn to for help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

An elderly man from Woking who was reported missing has returned home safe and well

Lawrence Wake, who suffers from dementia, left his home around 4pm yesterday.

Surrey Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 am  

Surrey Police will be joining thousands of colleagues from across the country to support families of officers injured or killed at work

They’ll be climbing Wainwright Fells in Cumbria, tonight as part of the yearly charity event, ‘Light The Lakes’.

It began five years ago to raise money for the children of murdered Surrey detective Heather Cooper.

Torches and flares will light the skies to remember those who suffered on the front line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 am  

Scammers target Surrey

A regional study suggests investment scammers target Surrey, while Norfolk is a hotspot for dating and lottery fraud.

Consumer group Which also found mid-Wales reports relatively high levels of computer fraud.

It found London is a hotspot for various scams, including social media or email hacking, and bogus door-to-door sales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Thursday, 15 June 2017

An elderly man is missing in Woking

Lawrence Wake, left his home in Woking around 4pm and has not been seen since.

The 76-year-old is South African and suffers from dementia.

He is white, 6ft, of stocky build, with thinning grey hair.

He was wearing a checked shirt, with grey cord trousers and brown shoes.

If you have seen him, please call the police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Harlequins' Chris Robshaw is back for England's second test on Saturday

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has made three changes for their second Test with Argentina on Saturday.

Harlequins' Chris Robshaw is back after recovering from an ankle problem - while Bath's Sam Underhill will make his debut.

Northampton centre Piers Francis also comes into the starting 15 for the game in Santa Fe.

Kick-off is 8:15pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Transport unions and passenger groups are calling for a report into the running of Southern Railway to be published

They claim it highlights safety issues at one of the country's busiest stations.

It's thought the document includes details of passenger congestion problems at Victoria, where many of its services start or finish.

The report by a non-executive Network Rail director was handed to the Department for Transport last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

Richmond Park's MP pleads for reassurances following Grenfell Tower fire

A 23-year-old Syrian refugee has been named as the first victim of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Mohammed Alhajali is among the 17 residents who are known to have died.

Theresa May's ordered a public inquiry after visiting the scene in west London earlier.

The Fire Minister's also chaired a meeting in Westminster.

Newly elected Conservative MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith is pleading with Mr Hurd for reassurance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

The owner of British Airways says an IT failure that caused major disruption over the May bank holiday could cost the company £80 million.

IAG's chief executive gave the estimate at the company's annual general meeting, where he also apologised again to customers.

BA cancelled 726 flights because of a power failure, affecting 75,000 passengers at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

A special fundraising night is to be held at Battersea Arts Centre on Monday for those affected by the Grenfell tower fire.

All proceeds from the comedy night will go straight to the Grenfell Tower Appeal.

Meanwhile, Fulham FC’s training ground in Motspur Park is asking that no more donations are taken there.

The site has been inundated with clothes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

A controversial traffic scheme in Kingston is being made permanent

The council closed off Surbiton Crescent to cars and motorbikes last year as part of the Go Cycle Scheme.

For the first six weeks no penalty notices were issued, but by February, around 34,000 had been handed out, raking in an estimated £2 million for the council.

Unsuspecting drivers say the signage is unclear and have asked for it to be changed to "no entry signs"; here’s Councillor Liz Green.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Heathrow says a baggage system failure has now been fixed.

But thousands of passengers still had to take off earlier without any checked luggage.

The airport told travellers leaving Terminals 3 and 5 to pack essential items in their carry-on bags.

There's no word on what caused the problems yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Have you registered for the Cancer Research UK Richmond Relay?

Those who have fought or are fighting cancer will be celebrated in Richmond next month.

Cancer Research UK’s Relay for Life is coming to Barn Elms Sports Trust on the 15th of July.

Teams of 8 to 15 people will take part in a 24 hour relay to raise money for the charity. There will also be a survivors’ Lap of Honour.

To register your team for a relay, click here

Sarah Rathbone is a volunteer for the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Police say 17 now known to have died in tower block fire in west London

More follows.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

New footage has been released by police after a man was fatally shot in Croydon



24 year-old, Tino Makwanya, died after being shot in the head on Friday.

It’s believed shots were fired from a motorbike at the car he was traveling in near the Croydon flyover.

A white man, wearing shorts and a bright yellow helmet was riding the bike and his passenger had a black rucksack and a black helmet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Are you dementia aware?

People across SW London are being encouraged to make themselves more “dementia aware.”

Coombe Hill Manor Care Home in New Malden is hosting a dementia friendly session on June the 27th.

The event, at the home in Coombe Lane West, will teach people how to recognise the signs of dementia and help sufferers living with it.

Symptoms of the disease can be mistaken for drunkenness, meaning some are hesitant about offering their help if they spot a sufferer struggling in the street.

The session will be lead by trained professionals and last about an hour.

For more details on the event, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

UPDATE: Heathrow says systems are now opening normally and it has apologised to customers

Some passengers leaving Heathrow have had to take off without checked luggage after a baggage system failure.

The airport advised people in Terminals 3 and 5 to put essential items in their hand luggage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Passengers face chaos at Heathrow Airport, this morning after another system failure.

People going through Terminal 3 and terminal 5 have been warned they may need to travel without their bags.

Among the operators affected are British Airways, Lufthansa and American Airlines.

It comes just 3 weeks after an IT system glitch caused travel chaos for thousands of passengers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable is among the names being touted to replace Tim Farron

The Liberal Democrats are looking for a second leader within two years after the sudden resignation of Tim Farron.

Norman Lamb, Jo Swinson and Twickenham MP, Sir Vince Cable are among the names being touted to replace him.

In a surprise announcement last night, Mr Farron said he felt it impossible to live as a committed Christian and lead a political party.

He'll stay on until a new leader is chosen, and says there's a big opportunity ahead.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Elderly woman missing from Feltham



Police are trying to locate an elderly woman who has gone missing from Feltham.

78 year-old Brenda Doyle has been missing since 9am yesterday (14/06) morning.

Please call 101 if you have seen her or know where she might be.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Drunk driver arrested in Oxshott was three times over the limit

Police in Oxshott have made an arrest tonight after a drunk driver tested almost three times the legal limit.

After a collision in Warren Lane, which left another driver’s right wing completely shattered, police arrived at the scene.

They tested the male driver with a roadside breath test, and the number that came back was 104.

The driver has been arrested and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am  

Man from Carshalton jailed for dangerous driving

A man who pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle dangerously has been jailed.

25 year-old Martin Tofte of Culvers Way in Carshalton pleaded guilty to both charges at Croydon Crown Court on 16th May.

The offence happened on London Road, Wallington at about 11:15pm on 15th September last year.

Tofte was driving a quad bike when he collided with a 65 year-old male pedestrian.

The man was very seriously injured and part of his right leg had to be amputated.

Tofte has been jailed for three years and has been banned from driving for five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 am  

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

16 year-old girl missing from Hounslow



Police are looking for a 16 year-old girl who has gone missing from Hounslow.

Monika Jurczuk is described as white, with copper-coloured hair and brown eyes.

Please call 101 if you have any information on her whereabouts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 pm  

14 year-old boy missing from Isleworth



A 14 year-old boy has gone missing from Isleworth and police are desperate to find him.

Matteo Furriello is known to frequent Ladbroke Grove and Hammersmith.

He is described as white, with dark hair and brown eyes.

Please contact the police on 101 if you have any idea where he might be.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 pm  

Nail Salon Owner in Hounslow fined

A nail salon owner in Hounslow has been fined over £3,000.

The Council’s health and safety officers made an unannounced visit to ‘Amy Star Nail’s’ in November last year.

They found that two un-registered therapists had been allowed to carry out treatments there.

The owner also failed to keep proper and accurate client records and failed to keep them on site.

Ms Dinh pleaded guilty and was convicted of three charges for offences.

She was also ordered to pay the Council’s full costs of just over

£1,700 and a Victim Surcharge of £100.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Police appeal in Hayes

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious stabbing in Hayes.

Officers were called just before 10.30pm on Tuesday after reports of men armed with knives in Yeading lane.

A 17 year old male was found with stab wounds in Dunedin Way and was taken to a central London hospital with life threatening injuries.

An 18 year old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 pm  

Chelsea fixtures for next season

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the new season kicks off.

Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester City and Huddersfield visit Crystal Palace.

Spurs' first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte's champions on the second weekend of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Made In Chelsea star gets the best birthday present

Made In Chelsea star Binky has celebrated her 27th birthday by returning home from hospital with her newborn baby girl.

The reality star posted on social media to say she couldn't have asked for a better present.

Binky and her boyfriend JP, who also appears in the show, welcomed their first baby earlier this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Collision in Thames Ditton

An elderly woman has suffered head and leg injuries after a collision with a car in Thames Ditton.

The 80-year-old was hit by a white Ford transit on Chomley Road at 8:30 this morning.

The air ambulance attended the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Mitcham man sentenced to 29 years imprisonment



A man has been sentenced to 29 years behind bars following a violent gang ambush which left a man with fatal axe injuries.

26 year old Prash-ad Sotha-ling-hamof from Mitcham was found guilty of killing 26 year old Neal Croos.

The court heard that Mr Croos was found with serious head injuries in Holborn Way in Mitcham in November 2015.

He was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting but died two days later.

Three other men have also convicted and sentenced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Fulham Football Club is accepting donations to help the victims of this morning's fire

Fulham football club has opened its doors to help the victims of this morning’s fire.

The public are being urged to donate any spare clothing, toiletries, children’s toys, or baby items.

All donations are to be taken to Craven Cottage Main Reception which will be open until 7pm this evening.

For anyone who lives closer to Motspur Park items will be accepted at the Training Ground Reception.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Richmond launches new 'Village Planning Fund'

Richmond has started a new ‘Village Planning Fund’.

The money is going to be used for green space improvements, resources and equipment for community use.

The money will come from a tax collected by the council and paid for by developers.

Anyone who wants to find out if their proposal is eligible can visit Richmond council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Wanted man from Englefield Green

Police in Surrey are appealing for help in tracing wanted man Wojciech Jedlinski.

It’s after he breached his Court Bail conditions which were issued to him by North Surrey Magistrates Court.

The 31-year-old from Englefield Green is known to frequent the Slough and Hounslow areas.

Despite various enquiries to try and trace Jedlinski, officers have so far been unable to locate him.

Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts should ring 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

UPDATE: Grenfell Tower fire

At least six people are known to have died and dozens of others have been injured following a huge tower block fire in North Kensington.

Flames have torn through almost all of Grenfell Tower's 24 floors.

It's not yet known what caused the blaze but it's emerged some people living there had previously raised concerns about a fire risk.

Firefighters are still working to bring flames under control.

It's reported more than 70 people are being treated in hospitals across London, including Chelsea and Westminster, 20 of those victims are in critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Olney hits out at Conservatives after loses Richmond Park seat

Lib Dem Sarah Olney has hit out at the Conservatives after losing her Richmond Park seat after just six months in the job.

Miss Olney says although she wishes Zac Goldsmith “the best over the coming difficult weeks," she's appalled with the Tories in general.

Miss Olney lost the seat last week by a mere 45 votes.

At December’s by election, she overturned Mr Goldsmith’s then majority of 23,000. Brexit was the main reason for her win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

People evacuated after fire in Chelsea yesterday afternoon

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a hospital accommodation block in Netherton Grove.

The fire damaged a kitchen on the fourth floor of the five storey building and around 20 people were evacuated as a precaution.

The Brigade was called just after 3pm, and the fire was under control by 4pm.

Crews from Paddington, Fulham, Hammersmith and Clapham fire stations attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Grenfell Tower fire update

A number of people have died in a fire at a tower block in North Kensington.

But emergency services tell us it's too early to say exactly how many.

More than 50 have been taken to hospital.

Smoke can be seen for miles away from 24-storey Grenfell Tower.

Hundreds of people lived inside.

Witnesses have reported seeing people jump from windows to avoid the flames and smoke.

Paul managed to get out from the seventh floor:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

The hunt in on to find a mystery singer who used to be based in Kingston

Track, ‘It’s a summertime thing” has just been released, but the single’s producer now desperately needs to find the man who sang on it.

It’s believed he was in the band, ‘Being There,’ which was formed in 2002 while its members were studying at Kingston university.

Song producer John Hewlett is making this appeal to find Ricky.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A decision will be made tonight on whether a controversial road scheme should be made permanent in Kingston

The council closed off Surbiton Crescent to cars and motorbikes for a trial period last September.

The route now forms part of the town’s Go Cycle scheme.

Fines were waived for the first six weeks as people got used to the closure, as the route has always been a through road.

But by February, over 34,000 penalties had been issued, raking in an estimated £2.2 million for the council.

School run mums and dads, and staff at nearby Surbiton High also received penalties after an issue with the enforcement cameras.

Residents say the signage is unclear and are asking for the scheme to be abolished and the money handed back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

It's been confirmed people have died in a huge tower block fire in North Kensington



Flames spread from the second to the top floor of 24-storey Grenfell Tower.

Witnesses have reported seeing people jump from windows and balconies.

Several hundred people live there.

It's not known how many have died, but at least 30 are being treated in hospital.

London's fire commissioner Dany Cotton says more than 200 firefighters are on scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am  

London Fire Brigade: Number of people have died in a huge fire at a tower block in North Kensington



Witnesses say they've seen people throwing themselves from the 24-storey building to avoid the flames.

Smoke can be seen from miles away.

The leader of the local council says "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the blaze broke out.

There's no word yet on what caused it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

30 people in hospital after tower block fire in North Kensington

At least 30 people have been taken to hospital after a huge fire in a tower block in north Kensington.

Flats were alight from the second to the top floor of the 24-storey building. 200 firefighters are on the scene.

The fire broke out at 1 am at Grenfell Tower where hundreds of people live.

Witnesses have reported seeing torches and mobile phones shining from windows as those inside tried to get help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am  

Huge fire at apartment block in Kensington

An apartment block is engulfed in flames in Kensington.

London Fire Brigade has sent 40 engines and 200 crew to tackle the blaze in Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate.

The fire is believed to have spread over 22 floors of the 24-storey building.

An evacuation process is underway, but there are growing worries that people are being trapped inside.

Cordons are in place and it is advised that the estate and surrounding area is avoided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am  

Family of man found dead in Thames pay tribute to "a friendly soul"

The family of the man who was found dead in the river Thames near Shepperton have paid tribute to him.

Alan Jones was just six days away from his 67th birthday when he was found in the early hours of Friday 2nd June.

His nephew has said he was “a very friendly soul and spoke to everyone”.

Following Mr Jones' death, a man was arrested on suspicion of murder - he has since been released from custody but remains under
investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Major traffic in Woking caused by accident

If you were caught in traffic in Woking yesterday morning, it was because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

The accident in Guildford Road in the town centre led to long delays for motorists heading to work.

The back passenger door of the BMW car was crumpled in, but thankfully there were no casualties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Kingston's cycle schemes nominated for two awards

The Go Cycle programme for Kingston has been short-listed for two prestigious awards for architecture and design.

The recently opened Portsmouth Road scheme has been shortlisted in the Transport and Infrastructure category.

Meanwhile, the Kingston Station scheme, which is still under construction, has been shortlisted for the Wellbeing category.

Local residents are also being encouraged to take part in voting for the People’s Choice Award.

You can vote for your favourite scheme by 26th June, just go to: http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org/whats-on/new-london-awards/new-london-awards/awards-2017-shortlist.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 pm  

Lorry driver denies causing death by dangerous driving in Croydon last year
A court has heard how a lorry driver hit a cyclist and fled the scene to finish a delivery as she lay dying in the road.

Darren Anderton was driving along St James Road in Croydon in May last year when his vehicle hit Magda Tadaj’s bike.

Emergency services arrived moments after but she died at the scene.

Anderton denies causing death by dangerous driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Croydon Council launches next phase of Don't Mess with Croydon campaign
Croydon Council is preparing to launch the next phase of it’s campaign to make the borough cleaner and greener.

A key element of the next phase, dubbed Don’t Mess with Croydon, will focus on young people and educating them on the importance of recycling and disposing of waste responsibly.

A cabinet report this week revealed future plans for the nationally-acclaimed clean streets campaign, cracking down on fly-tipping and littering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses following Ealing robbery in March
CCTV has emerged of the terrifying moment masked robbers crept into a family home in Ealing.
A six year old son begged the intruders to let his mother go as they pinned her to her bed.

The men were jailed for a combined 23 years after burgling at least 15 other properties in London.
Police however fear that some of the gang are still at large and have appealed for the public’s help.

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Tram drivers are to be told when to apply the brakes in new plans due to be unveiled in the wake of the Croydon tram crash.

It’s understood Transport for London is planning to introduce new speed monitoring systems on the network’s fleet.

They include an automated vehicle speed monitoring device which will generate alerts when a tram is going too fast.

Seven people died when a tram derailed near Sandilands in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Visitor numbers are down at London’s major tourist attractions, according to Merlin.

The company, which owns Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park, also owns the likes of Madame Tussaud’s and the London Eye.

It says people are staying away after the recent attacks at London Bridge and Westminster.

Bosses had said that before the attacks, foreign tourists had been flocking to the UK to take advantage of the weak pound.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Bedfont baby Charlie Gard to "keep receiving life support."

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have told UK doctors that Charlie Gard should keep receiving life support treatment.

The 10 month-old suffers from a rare genetic disease, and the High Court here has already permitted the withdrawal of his artificial ventilation.

A new date has been set of midnight on the 19th of June while they continue to consider his case
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

There’s been a 32% rise in vehicle crime in Richmond over the last year.

Police have also seen a 7% rise in calls regarding anti-social behaviour.

A public consultation has been launched so officers can get feedback on how to deal with the problem.

Despite this news, Richmond remains the safest London borough for violent and hate crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been found guilty of a brutal murder in Mitcham.



26 year old Prashad Sothalingham has been convicted of killing Neal Croos and of grievous bodily harm with intent on another man.

Mr Croos died following the brutal fight between the two factions of the same gang in November 2015.

The Old Bailey heard how on the late autumn night in 2015 that Mr Croos was fatally injured as a result of the violent altercation, he was found with serious head injuries in the street and taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

He died two days later. An axe, sword and bottles were all used in the altercation between the rival gang factions.

A post-mortem examination held at St George's Hospital gave cause of death as a head injury caused by multiple blows with an axe.

The victim's friend managed to escape possible fatal injuries after protecting his head with his hands which resulted in his fingers being severed.

They were reattached in hospital. Two other men were also injured.

The two groups of men had all known each other for some time. They were part of same gang but one faction of the group was made up of younger members and another of older men. Mr Croos was part of the older group.

A split within the gang had led to escalating tensions which overflowed when one side ambushed the other.

The suspect group were celebrating a friend's birthday in Morrison's Car Park, whilst the victim's group was in Sithorpe Car Park some 300 metres away.

After leaving Morrison's, the assailants ran up Majestic Way into Sithorpe Car Park where they assaulted Neal and his friends.

The weapons involved were never recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Another arrest's been made in connection with the shooting of a man who was found dead in woodland near Heathrow

The 48-year-old suspect's being held on suspicion of burglary following an alleged break-in at the property in Slough yesterday.

A brother and sister are already being questioned on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

It’s official, Heathrow is the UK’s most stressful airport.

A survey by flight booking site Kiwi.com has revealed that three quarters of holidaymakers there fall out before they’ve even taken off.

Long queues, lack of Wi-Fi and too much time waiting around are the most common triggers of 'airport anger'.

For a less stressful experience, holidaymakers are being told to head to Southend or Birmingham Airports instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

A biker remains in hospital following an accident in Wimbledon Village at the start of the month.

Police were called to reports of a collision between the bike and a taxi in the High Street on Saturday, June the 3rd

The 25-year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. He is in a stable condition.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

New CCTV footage has been released as police continue to hunt a man in connection with an assault on a woman in Croydon

The 23-year-old was punched by the suspect who tried to take her taxi on Croydon High Street in February.

He’s black, 25-30, with a black beard and was wearing dark jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Richmond remains the safest borough in London for violent and race hate crime

In addition, burglary offences over the past year remain almost level with 921 crimes compared to 917 the previous year.

The figures have been released by the borough’s Community Safety Partnership Team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Police are investigating a collision in Hersham this morning

Officers were called to the crash involving three vehicles just before 10 o'clock in Burhill Road.

One person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and a second has been taken hospital with suspected life-threatening injuries.

Burhill Road is closed at the junction with Burwood Road.

Motorists wishing to access the estate are asked to please use Faulkners Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Man missing in Epsom



Police are appealing for help in finding a man missing from Epsom.

Darren Jones hasn’t been seen since 1pm yesterday and officers are concerned for his welfare.

He was last seen at Tesco Express on Chantilly Way and officers believe he is either still in the area or could have caught a train to London.

He’s black, around 6ft tall, of heavy build, with short black hair and clean shaven.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

A commuter group has expressed its outrage at Chris Grayling being reappointed as transport secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet.

Martin Abrams of the Association of British Commuters, say that Mr Grayling has been “rewarded for failure” during what he calls the “worst crisis on the railways for decades”

However The Department for Transport has insisted that Mr Grayling, the Epsom MP, has made the network “a priority since day one.”

It also says that “performance on Southern has been consistently better since the new year.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

Judges make final ruling later over Charlie Gard

Judges will make a final ruling later in the case brought by parents who want to take their terminally ill baby to the US for treatment.

Doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital say the treatment of 10-month-old Charlie Gard from Bedfont should be stopped to allow him to die with dignity.

His parents have asked the European Court of Human Rights to consider their case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

The first ever National Clean Air Day takes places on Thursday

Everyone from residents and business owners to hospital and school staff are being asked to run events to raise awareness of the campaign.

40,000 people die nationwide from pollution related illnesses such as asthma, every year.

Graham Peterson is a clean air activist in Wandsworth; he says it has to be a group effort.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 am  

The people of Hounslow will once again be turning out in support of the armed forces

This year’s Armed Forces Day takes place on June the 26th.

A parade will take place in the High Street followed by a ceremony at Holy Trinity Church.

This year’s event has been moved from a Saturday to a Monday so as not to clash with the Forces’ main event in Liverpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Johanna Konta's sure she'll perform well at Wimbledon next month despite her poor recent form

The world tennis number eight plays fellow Briton Tara Moore in the first round of the Nottingham Open this morning.

Konta lost her opening match at the French Open for the third year in a row, capping off a terrible clay-court season.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Monday, 12 June 2017

Police renew appeal to find missing mother and daughter from Tooting

Police are renewing their appeal for help to find a woman from Tooting who is missing with her five year old daughter.

36 year old Zirwa Javaid and her daughter Nurjenna Javaid-Khan were last seen on Thursday 25th May in the Tooting area.

Zirwa is described as a 5ft 6 medium built Asian woman. It’s believed she may be wearing a hijab or burqa.

Both are known to frequent the Croydon area and it’s thought they could be in Wandsworth.

An image of Nurjenna can be found on our website radiojackie.com/news.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 pm  

Safety measures to be added to trams following Croydon crash

Speed monitoring devices are to be introduced on trams to alert drivers if they are speeding, following the crash in Croydon last year.

Seven people were killed and over 50 injured in November 2016 after a tram derailed whilst travelling over 40mph in a 12mph zone.

Three trams have been recorded speeding since the crash.

Union Aslef welcomed the new system but said it was ‘belated’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

The Conservative’s shock election defeat in Battersea is being blamed on their support for the Nine Elms Bridge.

Jane Ellison lost her seat of 7 years to Labour’s relatively unknown Marsha de Cordova on Thursday.

Residents and campaign groups say the £100 million Nine Elms Bridge is a Conservative “vanity project.”

They claim there is no demand for a new river crossing at that site, and Ms Ellison lost because the party is “out of touch.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man has been found shot dead in woods near Heathrow Airport.

The victim, a man aged in his 40s, was found dead near a lay-by off the Colnbrook Bypass at around 3.30am.

A pensioner and a woman in her 50s have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The victim of Friday’s fatal shooting in Croydon has been named as 24 year old Tinodiwanashe Makwanya.



A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head.

Police were called at 10pm on Friday to reports of a shooting in Wellesley Road.

Tinodiwanashe died upon arrival at the hospital.

Next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Woman dies in Earlsfield after skin cream catches fire

London Fire Brigade has issued a warning over skin creams after a woman died in Earlsfield.

Hilda Batten, who used an emollient cream regularly, accidentally set herself alight while smoking last October.

She’s one of 15 people to have died over the last three years after the flammable cream caught fire.

Medicine regulators say emollient creams, which contain petroleum and paraffin, should carry flammability warnings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Body worn camera missing after attack on police officer in Brentford

Investigations are continuing after a police officer was attacked in the line of duty in Brentford.

The 32-year-old was assaulted and kicked in the face just before 10pm near Boston Manor Road on Saturday.

His body worn video camera, which is a newly rolled out piece of kit, was also ripped from his uniform.

Two officers arrived shortly after and stopped the attack using pepper spray.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

The parents of Charlie Gard have released a picture of the desperately ill baby with his eyes open.

Connie and Chris from Bedfont, are trying to take the ten month old to America for treatment for his rare genetic condition.

But judges here ruled last week that he should be moved to palliative, end of life care, at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The European Court of Human Rights is currently debating the decision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Police are appealing for help after an elderly woman was attacked and had her necklace stolen by a man in Croydon



The 77- year-old was walking through an alleyway in Westow Street, when the man knocked her to the ground on Friday afternoon.

The force of the attack caused the victim to fall and land awkwardly, dislocating her shoulder.

The man, white or Asian, between 25-35 years old, was wearing a blue jacket, red shorts with white socks and flip flops.

If anyone has information please call the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Policeman attacked in Brentford

A police officer had to be rushed to hospital after being attacked by a gang in Brentford.

The 32-year-old was assaulted and kicked in the face near Boston Manor Road on Saturday evening.

Two officers arrived shortly after and stopped the attack using pepper spray.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Today marks the beginning of Carers Week

75% of carers feel that their role is not understood or valued by their community.

To combat this Elmbridge Council run a relief care service that supports people who care for someone with memory loss.

It’s also running a special carers tea party on the 15th June at the Riverhouse Barn Art Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Nadal targeting a third Wimbledon title after wins French Open

After making tennis history at the French Open, Rafael Nadal's hoping to make up for lost time at Wimbledon next month.

He missed the grass court tournament in south west London last year through injury.

Nadal's become the first player in the open era to win a single grand slam tournament 10 times - following his win over Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros.

Now he's targeting a third Wimbledon title.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

People of Tolworth asked for their views on town centre again, just four years after Greenway Scheme is completed



Tolworth is set for another transformation.

Residents and visitors are being asked by Kingston Council what they think of the area, how it could be improved and any opportunities they see for change.

Suggestions and comments will then be considered when drafting the Tolworth Area Plan, which will go to full consultation for final feedback later in the year.

The controversial Greenway Scheme, which was opposed by many businesses and residents, was only completed at a cost of £3 million in 2013.

The scheme saw the removal of the pedestrian crossings on the main route, the A240. After concerns from residents, they are now due to make a comeback.

Other topics for expected to be up for consideration include the old Toby Jug site, which has been at the centre of a planning debate for over ten years.

Cllr David Cunningham, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Regeneration at Kingston Council, says:

“We are involving the community at an early stage as we want the future of Tolworth to be created collaboratively.

We want to hear ideas for change and transformation from local people and combine this with the expertise of council officers, the GLA and TfL to create an exciting future for Tolworth."


The drop in events;

11am to 4pm, tomorrow at Tolworth Library.
11am to 4pm, this Friday, on the 21st floor of Tolworth Tower.
9.30am to 1pm, this Saturday, at Goals sports centre, just off the A240.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Detectives investigating the London Bridge terrorist attack have made another arrest in east London

A 19 year old man has been detained from a house in Barking.

He's being questioned under suspicion of being involved in the preparation of terrorist acts.

Meanwhile it’s been reported that Khuram Butt, the London Bridge ringleader, had been trying to get a job with a security firm that provides stewards for Wimbledon and other sporting events.

Counter terrorism police are now investigating if the 27-year-old had considered targeting the prestigious tennis tournament.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Rybarikova and Sugita win Surbiton Trophy tennis final

At the Aegon Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament Heather Watson failed in her bid to win the title going down 6-4, 7-5 to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in the final.

In The men’s final Japan’s Yuichi Sugita beat Australia’s Jordan Thompson 7-6, 7-6.

Meanwhile British number 4 Dan Evans who retired during his quarter final game on Saturday with a calf injury is due to have a scan today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

A new survey has revealed that more than a quarter of children in the South East cannot swim

That’s according to findings by the Swimming Teachers’ Association.

The charity is concerned that 20% of under 16s can’t swim.

The STA are calling for action from parents and schools over water safety.

Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death of children in the U.K
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

A murder investigation’s been launched following a shooting in Croydon

Officers were alerted on Friday night that a man had been taken to hospital suffering gunshot wounds.

It’s believed the victim was a passenger in a Volkswagen car when a motorbike with a pillion rider fired shots into the car on Wellesley Road.

The 24-year-old victim died at hospital.

No arrests have yet been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Five-time Grand Slam Champion Will not Compete at Roehampton

Maria Sharapova will not compete in the Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton because of an injury.

The five-time Grand Slam champion hasn’t played since retiring with a thigh problem from her second-round match at the Italian Open last month.

Wimbledon qualifying starts on the 26th of this month, and Sharapova is not expecting to return to tennis until the end of July.

The 30-year old is currently ranked 178 in the world, after she failed a drugs test last year, which saw her fall out of the top 500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

CCTV images released of man police want to speak to about a stabbing at East Croydon station


Police hunt the knifeman in a stabbing at East Croydon station on a Saturday afternoon last month.

The incident took place after a row broke out between two men and one was stabbed in the leg.

He was rushed to hospital and officers have now released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to over the attack which took place at 1pm on May 20th.

Anyone who has information about the man or saw what happened that Saturday lunchtime should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Majority of London's MPs oppose a third runway at Heathrow

More than half of London’s MPs are expected to oppose a third runway at Heathrow.

Campaign group Hacan say 31 of the capitals 73 MPs are opposed to the expansion, including Zac Goldsmith, Boris Johnson and Vince Cable.

A public consultancy on the new runway closed just before last week’s general election and MP's are expected to vote on the matter in the winter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

19-year old boy is missing from Hounslow


Police are growing concerned for a teenager who is missing from Hounslow.

There is a picture of 19-year old Ricardo Abreu on our website – you can view an image at radiojackie.com/news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses to a serious assault in Brentford

Police are appealing for witnesses after a police officer was seriously assaulted in Brentford last night.

Officers were called to Boston Manor Road at around 9.35pm where two further officers had to assist in detaining the man.

A crowd gathered around one of the policemen was kicked in the face, causing a broken nose and a fractured jaw. He has since been discharged from hospital.

The 21-year old man detained was arrested for obstructing police and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

71-year-old street pastor from Kingston received honour for helping community

A street pastor from Kingston will be honoured today in a special ceremony celebrating local heroes.

71-year-old Katie Beckett volunteers most weekends; offering help and comfort to clubbers after a night out in Kingston.

She’ll be awarded a certificate during a national service held at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster.

The event is being replicated across the country as people play tribute to individuals who make their communities safer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

British Airways staff suspend imminent strike action

A four-day walk-out of British Airways staff has been suspended to allow fresh talks to take place.

BA cabin crew were due to strike at Heathrow from Friday in the latest action as part of a long-running pay dispute.

It comes less than two weeks after a meltdown of the airline's IT systems caused mass disruption.

Talks will now be held at the conciliation service Acas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Update: Missing 25-year-old man Gary Stammers from Croydon has been found safe and well

Police have thanked the public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Subiton Aegon tennis tournament preview

It’s finals day in Surbiton for the Aegon tennis trophy tournament.

Great Britain’s number two Heather Watson will face Magdalenda Rybarikova in the women’s singles, after the Slovakian player beat the no.1 French seed, Oceane Dodin, yesterday.

In the men’s singles, Australia’s Jordan Thompson will play Japan’s Yuichi Sugita, after securing a straight set win in the semi-finals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Man dies after ignoring police in Kensington

A man has died after the car he was travelling in crashed into the basement of a home in west London, ignoring police attempts to flag it down.

It had been speeding and crashed at about 10-past-3 yesterday morning on West Cromwell Road in Kensington.

Two men freed themselves from the vehicle while another two were released with the help of firefighters.

One of the men died at the scene and another is in a critical condition.

All four of the men were believed to be in their 20s and the deceased man's next of kin have been told.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police release images of fake bomb belts used in London Bridge attack



Police have released images of the fake canister belts worn by the London Bridge attackers.

Commander Dean Hoydon of the met police said he had not seen this kind of tactic before and that the belts were designed to create maximum fear.

The belts were still on the attackers, who murdered eight people, when they were shot dead by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 am  

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