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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Missing boy may be in Epsom


Surrey Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing boy.

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Ellingham was last seen in Salisbury on Thursday but it’s believed he’s in the Epsom area.

Daniel is white, 5 feet 5 with dark hair and brown eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 pm  

Can reading novels make you a nicer person?

A student from Kingston Uni is to present her findings around how regularly choosing a book over TV can positively affect social behaviour.

Rose Turner has been invited to present her thesis at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

The study found that bookworms have the edge over their boxset-loving counterparts when it comes to being kinder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council launch "ethical" debt collection service

Council officers will work with a credit company with the aim of saving the taxpayer money, and helping residents avoid debt in the first place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

A vehicle has gone up in flames near Leatherhead

It happened just after 4 this afternoon on the M25 between junction 9 and junction 8 for Reigate.

The cause of the fire is not yet known at this stage.

Stay tuned to Jackie for more travel information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

The new Bolder Academy has been given the go ahead in Hounslow

It will be a mixed gender, multi-faith school, and will look to open its doors in September 2018 on a temporary site in Isleworth.

Pupils and staff will then move to a new permanent school building in 2020, located on the home of the Grasshoppers Rugby Club.

The club is in the process of arranging a move to a new base, also in Isleworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Cycling enthusiasts are being urged to take part in Richmond’s Ride40Minutes next month

It’s to celebrate 40 years of the borough’s twinning with Fontainebleau in France.

The 40 minute cycle has been created for those who don’t want to take part in the original 263 mile ride across the channel.

Funds raised by both events are going to charity StreetInvest.

Based in Twickenham, it supports thousands of children around the world who live on the streets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Feltham prison radio's message spread down under

A prison radio station which started in Feltham Young Offenders Institution is making its mark worldwide.

The driving force behind it, Roma Hooper, received an OBE in January.

She’s been interviewed on 2GB radio in Sydney about the UK’s national prison radio station.

Roma from Surrey says they making a difference all over the world:

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Robbery in Wandsworth


Police were called to reports of a robbery at lunchtime on Thursday in Eversleigh Road in Wandsworth.

A 71-year-old man had his gold chain snatched from around his neck by a man who was riding a bicycle.

When the victim tried to get his chain back, he was punched in the face.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his 20s and 5ft 10ins tall.

He was wearing a black Lonsdale sports jacket, with ‘Lonsdale’ written in white on the back and black trousers with a red stripe.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Wandsworth CID on 101 or vyer Twitter @MetCC.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

13 million for new health centre in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is putting 13 million pounds into a new health centre in Nine Elms.

The state of the art centre will be built on Sleaford Street and is expected to open in about 3 years.

It’ll provide services to thousands of existing residents as well as those moving into new developments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Furry fire fighters retiring with their handler in Tooting.

Tooting fire investigator Mick Boyle is retiring and taking two of his furry colleagues with him.

Mick joined the Tooting Green Watch 1987 and has since served at Mitcham, Wimbledon, Brixton and Battersea.

Twelve years ago he became one of the Brigade’s first dog handlers and took on springer spaniel Roscoe.

The team were joined by cocker spaniel Murphy in 2013 and the two dogs have attended more than 2,000 incidents sniffing out flammable materials.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Disruption on trains into Waterloo

Trains in and out of Waterloo will be hugely affected by works starting this morning.

South West Trains will be running limited services and some stations will be closed between now and the bank holiday.

Clapham Junction will have a peak waiting time of approximately 30 minutes.

Wimbledon will be operating a one way system for trains, and Surbiton will be busier than usual with fewer services.

Engineering works means some stations like Chessington South and Chessington North, Malden Manor and Tolworth will be closed completely.

Other stations like Earlsfield near Wimbledon will be closed on weekday mornings and evening peaks.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Robberies in Sutton


Police want help to catch a suspect who robbed three businesses in Sutton over a two day period.

He threatened staff members with a knife and stole cash, alcohol and cigarettes.

The incidents took place at a convenience store in Demense Road, Wallington and a petrol station on Beddington Lane last Tuesday and at a convenience store in Seymour Road, Mitcham, on Wednesday.

The suspect is a white male, aged around 40, 6 foot tall, with a medium build.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am  

Conman in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is warning local businesses about a conman claiming to work for them.

He visited at least three businesses in Battersea Park Road and Falcon Road on Thursday and said he was from the Council’s debt recovery service.

He demanded £280 in cash to renew their license or inspect their food premises. Businesses requiring any form of licence could be targeted.

The advice is to always ask to see a valid ID badge and, if this is not produced, report it to the police immediately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 am  

Friday, 4 August 2017

A woman has been attacked in a park in Hounslow

Further details of the incident on July the 13th have been released this evening.

The 33-year-old was alone in Lampton Park when she was attacked by a man in an unprovoked, vicious and sustained assault.

A member of the public intervened and the suspect fled from the park.

The suspect is described as an Asian man, aged between 30 and 40 years old, about 5ft 11in tall and of slim build.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte doesn't expect Eden Hazard to leave the club this summer.

The Belgian forward's been linked with a move to Barcelona following Neymar's world record £200-million transfer from the Catalan side to Paris Saint-Germain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Football fans told to cheer up, as cheerleading squad is re-instated

It’s only just been announced that they were sacked.

But now, the controversial Billericay Town FC cheerleaders have been re-instated.

They were originally brought in to improve the atmosphere at home games, but let go because they were distracting the players.

However, after a U-turn, the cheerleaders are expected to be out in force when Billericay entertains Kingstonian at home next Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Simon Cowell's praised his friend Ant McPartlin for the 'courage' of going public with his recovery.

The music mogul says he backs the TV presenter's decision to receive treatment for depression, and alcohol and substance abuse.

The 41-year-old , who lives in Chiswick, checked into rehab in June, saying he felt he had 'let people down.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

People in Richmond are being asked to keep the borough's new trees healthy.

They have recently planted new street trees and the council is urging residents to help water them.

Their advice is to supply them with full watering every two to three days to help maintain and nurture growth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Property in Bookham closed down due to excessive noise, foul language, speeding cars



PC Jenny Juffs (pictured) and the ASB Team have worked to sort out the ongoing anti-social behaviour issues at a property in Barn Meadow for a number of months.

A closure order has now been granted for the property.

For several months officers have been receiving reports of excessive noise coming from the property including visits from large groups of people drinking and using foul language.

There have also been reports of cars and motorbikes racing up and down the road and allegations of under-age people driving vehicles to and from the address.

Neighbours have also had to put up with dogs barking loudly and aggressively for long periods of time as well as escaping from the garden and running out of control around the road.

Mole Valley Borough Inspector Karen Coyne said: “We’re so pleased we’ve been able to help the residents of Barn Meadow and put a stop to this anti-social behaviour which was making their lives an absolute misery.

We’d like to thank the residents for their support and patience in bringing this case to court and we know they’re thrilled with the outcome – they were crying and hugging each other when we told them the good news.”

The Closure Order prevents anyone from remaining or entering the property for three months until November 2017.

Anyone who does so could be arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Fire broke out at sheltered accommodation in Twickenham last night.

A small part of the ground floor common room at Sommerville house was damaged by the flames.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is believed to be due to a discarded cigarette.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

South East Coast Ambulance Service has today published a large scale report to tackle bullying and harassment issues.

The independent report was commissioned following concerns raised in the NHS Foundation Trust’s staff survey and CQC report.

40% of the respondents reported some experience of bullying in the last 12 months.

Having identified the issues, the Trust will now host a number of staff focus groups to find a solution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

A man hunt has been launched in Croydon



47 year old Paul Shields is wanted in connection with three alleged offences including grievous bodily harm and common assault.

He is a black man, about 5ft 9ins tall, of heavy build, with short receding black hair, and uses an alias of ‘Errol Reid’.

To view an image of him, search for Jackie News on Twitter. Anyone who spots him, should call 999 immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Richmond Football Club Scores BBC Documentary



A football club in Richmond is the subject of a BBC documentary.

The club, London Titans, aims to kick homophobia out of football by providing a safe environment for LGBT players.

Despite high profile gay athletes coming out over the last few years, there are currently no gay Premier League players in the UK.

The club thinks this is because of the lad culture that surrounds football, and wants to make the sport more inclusive.

The documentary, We Are Gay And We Love Football Too on BBC iPlayer, shows how the club challenges homophobic attitudes in football.

The first team is currently in the Middlesex County league, and the club provides teams for all abilities in 5-a-side and 11-a-side.

If you’re interested in joining, you can message them on twitter, facebook, or to access their website, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Starting tomorrow, South West Trains will be massively affected due to works at Waterloo

South West Trains to London Waterloo are to be hugely affected this month by works starting tomorrow.

Special timetables have been issued for the week day services during the 5th to the 28th of August.

Surbiton will be busier than usual with fewer services and Wimbledon will be operating a one way system for trains.

Clapham Junction will have a peak waiting time of approximately half an hour.

Follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter for the latest information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Will Kingston Council keep its promise?

Kingston Council is yet to follow through on its promise to remove a notorious traffic camera.

Last week, councillors said they wouldn’t refund the 50,000 drivers caught out by the new Surbiton Crescent scheme so far.

However, they did say they’d remove the traffic camera so no more fines could be issued.

Campaigner James Giles thinks they are just paying “lip service” to placate those who feel they’ve been unfairly targeted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Murray has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup

Britain's world number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup.

He’s yet to recover from the hip injury which hampered his Wimbledon campaign.

The 30 year old Scot says he’s "disappointed" to miss next week's tournament in Montreal and Toronto

Murray could lose his number one ranking to Rafael Nadal next week, and he remains a doubt for the US Open, which starts later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Scientists in Sutton have developed a new test

Scientists in Sutton have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer.

The Institute of Cancer Research study looked for immune cell ‘hotspots’ in and around tumours.

It found that women who had a high number of hotspots were more likely to relapse within ten years of diagnosis, than those whose hotspots were lower.

Scientists analysed tissue samples from 1,178 women with the most common form of breast cancer; oestrogen receptor positive.

They found when immune cells clustered together, the chance of relapse within 10 years was 25% higher than when immune cells were evenly dispersed.

But, samples taken from oestrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, found clustering of immune cells had the opposite effect.

Here, the hotspots were in fact linked to a lower chance of relapse.

The study has been published in full today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Charlie Gard would have been 1 today

Today would have been Charlie Gard’s first birthday.

Last week a High Court judge ruled his life support should be switched off shortly after he moved to a hospice.

His parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates, from Bedfont, were denied their final wish for him to spend his final hours at home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Suspected homophobic attack in Chelsea



A barrister and his partner have been brutally beaten up after being picked on for wearing brightly coloured shoes.

The couple were returning home from a night out at the Chelsea Arts Club when a gang circled them in the car park of their Waterloo apartment block.

49 year old Andrew Leonard lost four teeth and suffered a suspected broken cheek bone and nose after being “karate-kicked” to the floor.

His partner 53 year old Julian Smith was also knocked to the ground by the group who taunted the couple about their sexuality and Mr Leonard’s orange shoes.

A Met spokesman says “The incident is being treated as a suspected hate crime, no arrests have been made so far and enquiries continue.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Tooting man convicted of manslaughter after a row over loud music

A man from Tooting who repeatedly stabbed his housemate following an argument over loud music has been convicted of manslaughter.

29 year old Richard Wilson-Michael has been found guilty of killing 21 year old Kyle Maher and causing grievous bodily harm to a second victim.

Police were called shortly after 3am on Saturday the 21st of January to reports of a disturbance at a house in Drakefield Road.

Officers found Kyle inside the property suffering from stab injuries and was taken to hospital but died shortly after arrival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

BA cabin crew continue strike action

According to the Unite union, new strike action by Heathrow based British Airways cabin crew "underlines the determination of its members to continue campaigning for a better pay deal."

Fresh action is currently taking place having started on Tuesday and lasting until August the 15th.

BA says it will ensure customers reach their destinations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 am  

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Elmbridge has an employment rate lower than the national average

Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the borough has an employment rate of 70.5% ; the fourth lowest in the South East.

By contrast, Woking is the third highest in the region, with a rate of 85.5%.

The overall figure for the UK is 74%, whereas the South East has the highest employment rate in the country at 77.7%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has encountered the wrath of social media after he made an “insensitive comment” on This Morning

The 57 year old from Weybridge was interviewing the mother of a 22 month old with a rare form of cancer.

Dawson Willcock has incurable liver cancer and his parents are trying to raise money to take him to America for treatment.

But viewers were left startled when Mr Holmes said “Good luck Dawson, come back and see us when you have your hair back.”

His comments have been branded “vile” and “offensive.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

The final report into the Croydon Tram crash should be ready by the end of the year

7 people died and 51 were injured when the tram derailed just before the start of the morning rush hour last November.

It’s thought the report will call for increased measures to prevent trams from speeding at high-risk locations.

It’s also thought the Rail Accident Investigation Branch will urge tram operators to improve passenger safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Everything you need to know about the Waterloo disruption starting this wekeend

From this Saturday, until the 28th, fewer South West Trains services will run while work starts to extend platforms at Waterloo.

This will allow longer trains with more seats and more space for passengers.

There will also be works on a number of weekends throughout 2017 which will also reduce the number of trains in service.

During August, the impact on your journey will vary depending on when and where you travel but as fewer trains will be running, your journey might be changed in the following ways, even if you are not travelling into London:

* The majority of stations will have fewer train services
* Services and stations will be busier than usual, especially in the morning and evening peaks on weekdays
* Some journeys are likely to take longer
* There will be queuing systems outside some stations
* A small number of stations will be closed
* Other operators’ services will also be busier while passengers take alternative routes, including London Underground.

SW Trains says to help with the disruption, it will.


* Run longer trains throughout the day to provide more space and help you travel outside of the busiest times
* Temporarily open platforms 20-24 (the former Waterloo International Terminal) to reduce some of the impact of closing platforms 1-9
* Continue to provide information in advance to help you plan your journey
* Work round the clock to finish the works as quickly as possible

Stay tuned to Jackie for regular travel reports across the time period, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

If you'd like more detailed help, please call and ask to speak to a member of the travel team on 0208 288 1078



Wimbledon

The station will operate a one way system.

Times to Avoid:

•7:30-8:30am
•5:00-6:00pm

Surbiton

Fewer trains will call during this time and passengers who usually travel from other nearby stations may choose to travel from here.

Times to Avoid:

•8:00-8:30am
•5:30-6:30pm

Hampton Court

Likely to be busier than usual as passengers who usually travel from alternative stations may temporarily travel from here. You may have to queue and some journeys may take longer. Fewer trains will be running overall.

Trains to and from Hampton Court will only run to Surbiton.

Passengers for London and other stations will need to change at Surbiton.

Times to Avoid:

•10:00am-4:30pm on weekdays.

Earlsfield

No trains will call at Earlsfield station on weekdays, in either direction, during the morning and evenings.

•The station will be closed until 10:00am and again from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
•Trains will stop at Earlsfield in both directions between 10:00am and 4:30pm and after 7:30pm.

Chessington North/ Chessington South

No trains will operate between Chessington South and Malden Manor.

During this time an enhanced rail replacement bus service will call at these stations and carry passengers to Worcester Park for travel towards London. Journeys will be extended by up to 45 minutes so please allow extra time to complete your journey.

Clapham Junction

Approximate queuing time is 30 minutes during peak times.

Times to Avoid

•7:30-9:00am
•5:00-6:30pm

Kingston

Significantly fewer trains will arrive and depart from Kingston.

All trains to London Waterloo will run via Twickenham and Richmond, extending journey times by approximately 20 minutes.

Trains will only depart from Platform 1 and 2.

Norbiton

No trains will call at Norbiton as it’s closed.

Passengers are advised to travel from alternative nearby stations, including Kingston and New Malden or by alternative transport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Croydon council is pressing government ministers to confirm whether they will contribute towards the borough’s fire sprinkler investment.

The council wants to retrofit sprinklers in the borough’s 25 tallest tower blocks.

Croydon was the first council in the country to announce it will pay for and install sprinklers in residents’ individual flats in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Two letters have now been written asking the government to contribute towards the estimated £10 million cost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

A bar in Fulham, popular with the Made in Chelsea cast, is applying to extend its license.

The Broadway Bar and Grill wants permission to stay open until 3am.

But residents are opposing the plans, as they say their pavements are already covered with litter, drink and vomit every morning.

The council will make the final decision at a meeting tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Commuters in Chessington and Hook say they are going to be “marooned” over the coming weeks.



It’s after Kingston Council confirmed part of Hook Road will remain closed for “unavoidable gas works”

However, planned work on SW train lines start on Saturday, with no trains calling between Chessington South and Malden Manor for a month.

Kingston Council has confirmed that although buses are diverted for two weeks, the official rail replacement bus is not affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is calling for urgent action to stop more acid attacks happening.

Tom Brake has said he believes more needs to be done to prevent the rise in attacks across the country.

He has called for more restrictions on the purchase and possession.

This follows reports of fake acid attacks in Worcester Park last month, where moped drivers actually sprayed people with water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

A man from Stanwell has been fined for dumping unsightly rubbish and illegally trading in waste and scrap metal.

Magistrates heard Ashley Brooks had been responsible for the build-up of fly-tipped rubbish and a dumped flatbed lorry.

The mess was found in the garage area of Ashdale Close.

He has been ordered to pay just over £10,000 in compensation and costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

Popular market in New Malden under threat

New Malden’s popular Farmers’ Market is under threat.

The market, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month, is run mostly on volunteers.

But after almost five years, the majority say they would like to retire at the end of the year.

Stall holders are planning a meeting for October, to discuss the next step.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Richmond Parks remain Green Flag status.

As many as seventeen Parks in Richmond are setting high standards for the best green spaces in the country.

It’s after they reaffirmed their Green flag status for the year.

The Green Flag status which began in 1996 recognises these green spaces and acknowledges high standards of park facilities.

Among some of those recognised were Richmond Park, Twickenham Green, Ham Village Green and Kew Green.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Vandals desecrate grave of murdered model.

The remains of murdered model Sally Anne Bowman have been exhumed.

It’s after vandals repeatedly desecrated her grave.

Her mother Linda has been speaking to the Daily Mirror saying her daughter’s burial place was targeted four times in six months.

18 year old Miss Bowman was found murdered on her driveway in Croydon after being raped by Mark Dixie in September 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Former transport driver from Weybridge charged with sex offences

A former transport driver from Weybridge has been charged with 4 counts of sexual offences against children.

59 year old Vasiq Moughal is accused of the offences while working as a community transport driver.

He will appear at Staines Magistrates Court on the 29th August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

People in Richmond are being asked to submit proposals for community projects.

Residents in Richmond have just under two weeks to submit proposals for new community projects as part of a new fund.

The Village Planning Fund will support local projects through a tax by the council and paid by developers.

It will be used for a variety of projects including, green space improvements, resources and equipment for community use.

The deadline for applications is the 14th August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

People in Richmond are asked to help with loneliness in the borough.

People in Richmond are being asked to help with loneliness and isolation in the borough.

It’s to help provide support to older residents who are a growing population within Richmond.

Some elderly residents are often alone, have no close friends or family and are often housebound.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Gravestone of model Sally Anne Bowman vandalised.

The family of murdered model Sally Anne Bowman say they have exhumed her ashes after her grave was vandalised.

Her mum Linda's told the Daily Mirror that "cruel people" attacked it four times in six months and the headstone has been smashed.

18 year-old Sally Anne was raped and killed near her home in Croydon in 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Met Police to assist the London Ambulance Team.

From Monday, the London ambulance service and the Met police will extend an initiative seeing police respond to life threatening emergencies in London.

Following a successful trial s Enfield, Croydon, Havering and Ealing three more boroughs will become part of the scheme.

Hounslow, Barnet and Lewisham will receive defibrillator units.

It’s hoped with services working together the cardiac survival rate will increase.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

The shortlist for the Kingston Business Excellence Awards has been announced

The awards will recognise the successes and achievements of Kingston’s business community.

There were over 100 entrants in the 11 categories, and those shortlisted will now go through to the second round of judging.

The winners will be announced along with the Kingston Business of the Year at the awards ceremony in October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

A man has been banned from entering Sutton for five years

Nikita Mwamba was apparently involved with drug dealing in Beddington South.

This criminal behaviour order enforcement is part of a borough wide crack down on anti-social behaviour.

The Sutton Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, says it is a significant success to obtain a condition that is not a criminal offence that covers a whole Borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Hounslow Council and the Metropolitan police are working together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

It comes after Sadiq Khan’s call for a zero-tolerance approach to acid attacks and to strengthen the working partnership between both organisations.

They are aiming to target knife crime, illegal trading and anti-social behaviour such as fly tipping and also against acts of terror.

Residents are being encouraged talk to the police and the Council, and to attend meetings such as the Safer Neighbourhood Board.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

New research suggests first time buyers will be saving for years for their deposits

Research suggests a single first-time buyer in England and Wales will have to save for 11 years for their deposit.

The study by estate agent Hamptons International says couples saving can knock around 5 years off that.

In the South East couples could take on average just under 8 years to save a 15% deposit for their first home in the first quarter of 2017.

It would take just under 15 years for someone who is single from the same area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Brentford Fire

A fire has broken out in Brentford.

Firefighters were called to the scene at a waste recycling centre on Transport Avenue just after 10 this morning.

The fire is affecting around 10 per cent of around 1,000 tonnes of recycling waste.

The cause of the fire is not yet known at this stage
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

The hunt for missing Epsom man continues

Epsom’s MP has joined in the hunt for a missing man.

70 year old James Middleton has not been seen for a month after going out for a ride on his mobility scooter.

MP Chris Grayling, who is also the Transport Secretary, is urging people to join the search and keep an eye out for the dementia sufferer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Do you know anything about a shooting in Whitton?

A man is in hospital suffering from a gunshot wound following an incident in Whitton.

Police were called last night to reports of shots heard in Chertsey Road just before 11pm.

When the officers arrived they found evidence of a discharged firearm but no victims or suspects.

Later on officers were told a male had attended a West London hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.

A Police spokesperson says it’s thought the two incidents are likely to be linked and anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

The MP for Twickenham, Vince Cable is seeking urgent meetings with NHS mental health services about lack of care

He recently visited doctors at West Mid A&E department who explained that staff were experiencing severe pressures from specific cases.

Mr Cable says he has encountered cases where ill and vulnerable people have caused havoc through antisocial behaviour.

He says he is pleased that Jeremy Hunt has finally promised to finance more staff and facilities for mental health services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Wanted man linked to Croydon



Police are appealing for assistance to trace a man wanted in connection with a number of alleged offences.

21 year old Shay Bailey is suspected of causing grievous bodily harm and failing to appear at court.

Bailey is a light skinned black man, with short dark brown hair, and around 6ft 2 and of medium build.

He has links to South London, including the Lewisham and Croydon areas and officers advise the public not to approach him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

A record number of people were killed by illegal or legal drugs in England and Wales last year

Official figures on poisoning show there were more than 3,700 deaths relating to drugs in England and Wales, which is 2% more than in 2015.

More than half of all deaths involved an opiate like heroin or morphine.

In the South East, the number of drug related deaths rose in 2016 by 3.6% to 347 deaths.

In London, drug related deaths fell from 2015 by 5.4% to 282 deaths in 2016.

In both areas, men were significantly more likely to have a drug related death.

Runnymede had the fewest drug related deaths from 2014-2016, with only 2, whereas Croydon had the most at 25.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Two people charged following an assault near Woking

Two people have been charged following a serious assault in Maybury near Woking.

52 year old Shakil Rehman from Woking, and a 16-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, were both charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm.

A man sustained significant injuries to his head, ribs and leg following the attack in Walton Road on Monday night.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Both are due to appear at Staines Magistrates Court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Women from Chessington feel 'humiliated' after being asked to leave a swimming pool in Portugal for wearing a burkini

Two women say they were left humiliated after being told to leave a swimming pool in Portugal because they were wearing burkinis.

Maryya Dean and sister in law Hina from Chessington were interrupted when they were lying by the pool.

A member of staff told them that they must comply with Portuguese culture and wear bikinis, or leave.

There was an uproar last summer when a string of “burkini bans” were issued across resorts in France,

In spite of controversy, burkinis can be purchased in the UK from a wide range of retailers, including M&S and Amazon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Have you seen Tye McNally?


Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old girl missing from Croydon for six days.

Tye McNally was last seen on July 27 and is considered vulnerable because of her young age.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Feltham Aldi shopper rants at Muslim man over his wife's niqab

A woman has been filmed ranting at a Muslim man about his wife’s niqab in Aldi in Feltham.

She began to harass the couple in the checkout queue saying that the man should not allow his wife out in public wearing her veil.

A niqab, often confused with a burqa, covers the head and face but not the eyes.

The wife asked the woman why her husband should be her boss and the husband defended her saying she wore it by choice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

A 16-month-old boy was injured in a collision with a van in Epsom, do you have any details that could help police?

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a 16-month-old boy was injured in a collision with a van in Worcester Park, Epsom.

The collision happened on the corner of Kingston Road and Grafton Road at around 6pm yesterday evening.

The boy was taken to hospital in London with potentially life changing injuries to his head, and leg.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area between 5.45pm and 6pm.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

The search for missing Epsom man James Middleton continues


The family of a missing man from Epsom have reconstructed what they believe to be his route through Ashtead on the day he disappeared.

James or ‘Jim’ Middleton who has Parkinson's and early onset dementia went missing four weeks ago after leaving his home in Epsom.

The family got hold of the exact model of scooter used by Jim and one of them rode the scooter along the route.

CCTV footage and possible sightings from the public have also been followed up by officers, to no avail.

He was last seen heading towards the Stew Ponds and Christ Church area on his light blue mobility scooter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Poor conditions at St Helier Hospital highlighted again

Dilapidated conditions at St Helier Hospital in Carshalton have once again been highlighted.

According to NHS bosses it gets so hot in summer that patients are given sorbets to keep them cool.

A total of 2,098 were given to patients during the June heatwave.

An interim £12-million repair scheme has begun at the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A man from Clapham has pleaded guilty to making hundreds of thousands of indecent images of children

61 year old Robert Lawrence appeared at Kingston Crown Court where he was jailed for nine months.

He was also made to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a pedestrian and a cyclist taking part in Ride London on Sunday

It happened at the junction of New King's Road and Guion Road in the Parson's Green area of Hammersmith and Fulham just after 12pm.

A 67 year old woman, who sustained head injuries, remains in a critical but stable condition.

A male cyclist in his 60s was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

An environmental action day has taken place across Hounslow

Its aim was to tackle fly tipping and anti-social behaviour with some pavements cleared and graffiti removed.

One person was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80 after they were spotted throwing a cigarette on the pavement.

The group also spoke to businesses in the area about licensing issues and rubbish disposal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Police in Croydon are appealing for help to find a missing man from South Norwood



61 year old, Ryszard Witkowski, was last seen at about 10 am yesterday when he left the family home to go blackberry picking.

He is white, about 6ft 1, of slim build with grey curly hair and suffers from dementia.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing blue jeans, a black polo t-shirt and he was carrying a white basket.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Chelsea and John Terry won't be punished over final game

Chelsea and John Terry won't be punished for the defender's substitution in his final game at Stamford Bridge.

The former captain, who's now at Aston Villa, left the field through a guard of honour on 26 minutes, which corresponded with his squad number.

The Football Association investigated after it emerged several punters profited.

But the FA has decided it wasn't a deliberate attempt at spot-fixing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Thorpe Park has shut down the ride Vortex

Thorpe Park has shut down one if its rides after a man in America died on a similar rollercoaster.

The pendulum style ride, Vortex has been closed as a precaution after a man was thrown from a ride that malfunctioned in Ohio.

Five other rides have been closed across the UK in light of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Former music producer Jonathan King has appeared in court

Former music producer Jonathan King has appeared in court accused of a string of sex attacks on teenage boys.

The ex-singer is accused of assaulting boys aged 14 to 16 between 1970 and 1986 in Walton.

The Genesis producer was released on conditional bail until 22 January.

The allegations are linked to the Walton Hop Disco.

King, who also produced songs for 10cc and the Bay City Rollers, must not contact any prosecution witnesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

£80,000 worth of cocaine seized at Heathrow Airport

Two women from Wandsworth have appeared in court after £80,000 worth of cocaine was seized at Heathrow Airport.

Rianna Brown, 19, and Simone Beckford, 40 appeared in court on Friday.

The two were arrested on at the end of July at the airport.

Officers recovered an estimated two kilos of the class-A drug.

Brown and Beckford were remanded in custody to appear at Isleworth Crown Court at the end of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham have 13 world class green spaces

Hammersmith and Fulham now boast 13 world-class green spaces after an additional two parks were awarded Green Flag status.

Furnivall Gardens and Wormholt Park were added to a list of 11 in the borough of Keep Britain Tidy’s best parks in the country.

The Green Flag scheme, now in its 21st year, recognises parks with the highest standards of cleanliness, horticulture and facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Asda have issued a product recall on some of their own brand nappies

A Supermarket chain has withdrawn one of its own brand nappies after a baby reportedly suffered a chemical reaction.

Asda who have branches in Kingston, Sutton and Feltham issued a recall for their Little Angels new-born nappies yesterday.

After a father posted on Facebook that his baby son had been burned by the product.

Asda is now investigating the nappies from the batch he used and says it will not be selling the product until further notice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

CCTV of man wanted in connection with armed robbery in Teddington


Detectives have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Teddington.

On Friday, 10th March at around 2.30pm, the suspect approached the bank in Broad Street and peered through the door.

He returned later with a balaclava on and threatened staff with a gun he pulled from a blue carrier bag before demanding money.

He was wearing a grey hooded top with a cap, black gloves, a black satchel bag and dark trousers. His had a red tick on his Nike trainers.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Grime-star from Thornton Heath leads way on Q award nominations

Stormzy, a grime-star who was born in Thornton Heath leads the way with five nominations for this year's Q Awards.

Ed Sheeran, Lorde and The Killers are also among the names longlisted for the event in London this October.

The categories for the seven prizes will now be narrowed down by the public before the ceremony.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police still want to trace two men seen at Cobham services on day of murder


Surrey Police has released CCTV images of people they want to speak to relating to a murder at Cobham services last month.

20- year old Quehy Saunders was murdered at the petrol station and they are still keen to trace two men in the photos.

Three men have now been identified from the original appeal, including the driver of the green Ford.

They show people who made purchases in the store between 3 and 3.30 on Monday 26th June. Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

91-year old man missing from Cobham found

A 91-year old who was missing from Cobham since last night has been found safe and well.

Concerns were growing for Basil Bushell who is believed to have been outside for a substantial period of time and is being treated by the ambulance service.

Officers thank the public and media for their help with the appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

41-year old man missing from Fulham last seen outside hospital


A 41-year-old man from Fulham has gone missing.

Simon Wright was last seen on Sunday at 10pm outside Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

He is described as white, 5ft 8 with shoulder length brown hair which is normally tied back.

Simon was last seen wearing a green camouflage jacket and black tracksuit bottoms. His cannula still attached when he left hospital.

Police are urgently appealing for information on his whereabouts and say he should not be approached by members of the public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

Monday, 31 July 2017

A married father of four died taking part in the Prudential Ride London cycling event yesterday

67 year old Maris Ozols suffered a cardiac arrest on Cromwell Road in Kingston about 13 miles into the event.

He received immediate treatment from fellow riders and medical personnel at the scene.

His son says “he lived life to the full, he was a much loved husband, father and grandfather who refused to get old and died doing what he loved.”

The exact cause of Mr Ozols' death has yet to be established.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Chelsea midfielder has signed to Man U

Manchester United have signed midfielder Matic from Premier League champions Chelsea.

It's thought they've paid around 40-million pounds for the Serbia international.

He's moved to Old Trafford on a 3 year contract.

United boss Jose Mourinho also signed him while in charge of Chelsea in 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Missing man from Egham found

An Egham man who was missing for just over a week has been found safe and well.

40 year old William Byrne had not been seen since the 23rd of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Firefighters have praised fire doors following a blaze in Hampton

Six fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a pub in Hampton after a passer-by saw flames coming from the first floor.

Around twenty people evacuated the pub before the brigade arrived and two members of staff were treated at the scene yesterday afternoon.

Officers have praised fire doors as they limited the damage and helped save the life of the family pet.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officers and the Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Fulham football club have signed Aboubakar Kamara

Fulham football club have announced the signing of centre forward Aboubakar Kamara.

The Frenchman joins from SC Amiens on a 4 year contract.

Primarily a striker, but one who can also operate in wider roles, Kamara began his career at Monaco.

Last season was a highly productive one for the 22 year old, as he helped Amiens win promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Missing man from Sutton



Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man.

59 year old John Rosenow from Sutton was last seen on Thursday at his home.

He is known to frequent the Charing Cross area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Did you see an assault in Esher last night?

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Esher in the early hours of this morning.

Two men were attacked outside Bisoux by a group of men around 2:30am.

Both victims were injured after being punched repeatedly in the face.

Officers have carried out a number of enquiries and the investigation remains ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Fulham flat fire

Around 20 firefighters and four fire engines were called to a flat fire in Fulham last night.

Half of a 3 bedroomed flat on Fulham Road was damaged by the blaze just before 8pm.

Three people were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service with one man being taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Brentford FC raise over £23,000 for Grenfell victims

Brentford Football Club has raised over £23,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire.

The Bees played Southampton at Griffin Park on the 22nd of July.

The total sum is made up of those ticket sale profits, fan donations and a cut from each issue of the official match day programme.

With Griffin Park stadium only four miles away from the tower the club wanted to do something to help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Croydon Council strike new deal to help homeless people

Croydon Council has struck a deal that will guarantee the supply of quality accommodation for homeless people over the next 40 years.

Three sites in London Road now have a lease of 40 years, rather than the original agreement which was due to run out in 2025.

The council has also taken over the building’s day-to-day management of Concord House, Sycamore House and Windsor House.

It is believed the council will save around £5m from the new deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Charlie Gard "to be buried with toy monkeys"

Charlie Gard will be buried with his stuffed toy monkeys, his family has said.

The 11-month-old from Bedfont died on Friday from a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial depletion syndrome.

Charlie was born with the disease which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.

He was described as "perfectly healthy" at birth but was admitted to hospital a few months after he was born when he began to lose weight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  


The Chancellor insists the UK will not cut taxes and regulations after Brexit to undercut European rivals.

MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond has told French newspaper Le Monde that - economically - the country will stay recognisably European" after leaving the EU.

Senior political correspondent Jason Farrell says other countries are accusing him of possible unfair competition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

UPDATE: Boy missing from Chiswick found "safe and well"

A teenage boy who went missing from Chiswick has been found safe and well.

We reported on Saturday that 15 year-old Louis McIndoe had gone missing.

But this morning, Hounslow Police have announced via twitter that he has been found.

They would like to thank everyone who helped with the search.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Police investigating "unprovoked attack" on 82 year-old woman in Streatham



Police are investigating an incident in Streatham where an 82 year-old woman was brutally assaulted.

Catherine Smith was returning home on Lydhurst Avenue yesterday afternoon after walking her dog when the female suspect confronted her.

Catherine then entered her home, when the suspect became aggressive, pushed the door open and began to strangle the victim with the dog lead.

The suspect is described as a white woman, about 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build, with slick backed black hair. She was wearing a khaki coloured zipped coat, multi-coloured trainers and tights.

Detective Constable Vicky Vincent, the investigating officer from Lambeth CID, said:
"This was a vicious unprovoked attack on an elderly vulnerable woman’s own doorstep. The attack has left her very distressed.
"We believe the suspect spotted Catherine in Palace Road Nature Gardens and for unknown reasons decided to follow her home, harass her and then brutally assault her.
"We would encourage anyone with information or any witnesses to contact us as a matter of urgency so we can bring the person responsible for this heinous crime to justice."

Anyone with information or any witnesses should contact Lambeth CID on 07785 774447, 101 or Tweet @MetCC.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Old Royalists continue march to title

Old Royalists continued their impressive run in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division with an eight wicket win over Abahani at Tolworth Court.

Scores: Abahani 115 all out; Old Royalists 116 for 2.

Defending champions Norwood Exile’s miserable season continued after a four wicket loss to Balham and Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 am  

Man dies after motorcycle accident in Richmond

A man’s died following a collision between a motorcyclist and a car in Richmond.

Police and emergency services were called just before 12:30 yesterday afternoon after the accident in Kew Road near to Kew Garden's Victoria Gate.

The motorcyclist, a 28-year-old man, died at the scene.

The driver of the car involved is assisting police with their enquiries.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Cyclists are taking to the roads for day 3 of Prudential Ride London

Thousands of cyclists are taking to the streets of Surrey and West London today for the fifth edition of Prudential Ride London.

Riders are taking part in variety events including the Surrey 100, the Surrey 46 and the Surrey Classic.

It starts off at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before heading into Surrey at Hampton Court.

Riders will head west as far as Ripley and East Clandon, before returning to the capital via Surrey Hills on the Mall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Hotel group bidding to stop sexual exploitation

It is estimated over 90,000 people are sexually exploited in European hotels every year.

One hotel group is trying to combat this kind of exploitation.

The Shiva Hotel group have hotels in various locations including Covent Garden and Heathrow.

Sian Lea who is Senior Programme Manager at the Shiva Foundation explains what the organisation is trying to do:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Prudential Ride London

Today is the Prudential Ride London, a world class festival of cycling.

Thousands are expected to turn out to watch not only the professionals’ but local residents too.

The route through London and Surrey is similar to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races.

Today will see 25,000 amateur cyclists take on a cycling challenge like no other.

Thousands of people are not only taking on a personal challenge but also raising money for charity.

The total raised by riders since 2013 is more than £41 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

A hotel group bids to combat modern slavery

It is estimated over 90,000 people are sexually exploited in European hotels every year.

One hotel group is trying to combat this kind of exploitation.

The Shiva Hotel group have hotels in various locations including Covent Garden and Heathrow.

The staff have received training this week on how to safeguard against the risk of modern slavery.

Sian Lea who is Senior Programme Manager at Shiva Foundation explains what staff are taught to look out for:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

London's summer will be revealed in over 450 photos

A snapshot of London’s summer will be revealed in over 450 photos in an exhibition from cameras given to homeless people.

The display opens in Spitalfields Arts Market tomorrow and mostly focuses on the positives in people images of London.

However photos taken of the devastated community in the days following the Grenfell Tower fire will also be on display.

With the goal to capture London as they see it, the photographers have captured London in a way many don’t see it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Merton Council is reassured over its social housing

Merton Council has been reassured that the majority of its social housing is safe.

Officials met with Clarion Housing Group managers following the devastating events at the Grenfell Tower.

The group’s managers confirmed that buildings in Merton are free from cladding containing aluminium composite material.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Man jailed for drugs and firearms offences at Croydon Crown Court



A drug dealer has been jailed at Croydon Crown Court.

Andre Chambers, 34, was sentenced on Friday to ten years in jail for possession of a firearm and intent to supply Class A drugs.

On 23 September 2013 police attended a property Chambers was living at in Southwark and recovered a 9mm handgun alongside eight bullets.

They also found 385 grams of cocaine on the top of a chest of drawers with a further 5.4 grams behind it.

Chambers was on the run for three years before he was stopped by police in a mini cab near Woolwich Ferry on 13 October last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

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