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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Did you see a man being stabbed in Epsom?

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Epsom last night.

The attack took place in Station Avenue opposite Epsom train station at around 10.20pm.

The victim was with friends when they became involved in a verbal altercation with another group.

The situation escalated and one of the suspects attacked the victim with a knife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Man's body discovered in Woking

A man’s body has been discovered by a member of public in Woking.

It was found in the grounds of the homeless project in York Road.

Police say the death’s not being treated as suspicious.

His next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Woman taken to St George's after crash in Lightwater

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash on the A322 at Lightwater.

A black Suzuki Swift collided with a barrier near the Gordon School roundabout under the bridge at Broadway Road around 5am.

The female driver has been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Her next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

Richmond urges people to find out their heart's age via NHS online tool

People in Richmond are being urged to use an NHS online tool to find out their heart’s actual age.

The older a person’s heart age, the higher their risk of a cardiovascular problem, such as a stroke or heart attack.

An age greater than 70 increases the risk significantly.

Currently, cardiovascular disease causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Kingston Council approves £46million of funding to regenerate the Cambridge Estate

Kingston Council has approved £46million of funding to regenerate the Cambridge Estate.

The cash grant, from the Greater London Authority, was approved at a meeting on Thursday night.

Out of the fund, a £26.6 million loan will be made available to fund the buybacks of freehold and leasehold homes.

And £19.6 million in a direct grant will help fund the building of new affordable homes on the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Businesses in Croydon and Sutton offered cut-price electric vans for hire to push for cleaner air

Businesses in Croydon and Sutton are being offered cut-price electric vans for hire as part of the boroughs’ push for cleaner air.

From October until 2020, companies can lease a 100 percent electric van for up to a year for just less than £144 –

That’s £200 cheaper than the open market rate and it includes vehicle maintenance, roadside recovery, replacement and driver training.

The discounted leases are available on four vans through a subsidised scheme which is part of a £13 million programme administered by Transport for London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Croydon bids to become London's first ever Borough of culture

Croydon wants to show it’s a centre for culture.

It’s bidding to become London’s first ever Borough of culture which, if successful, could bring in £2 million for a programme of arts events in 2019.

The council’s announcing the bid at the International Mela in Wandle Park this afternoon. That’s a free festival including a carnival procession, Asian music performers and a food market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Street lamps replaced across Wandsworth with energy efficient LED lights

Street lamps across Wandsworth are being replaced with energy efficient LED lights.

The replacement programme will see nearly 16 thousand lightbulbs changed.

It will cost £4.3 million but the new lights should cut £400,000 a year off the electricity bill and the cost of replacing bulbs.

Over 25 years, the Council expects to save £11 million.

The project should be completed by the end of 2018.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Ashford college gets more places

An extra 300 places are to be created at Thomas Knyvett College in Ashford.

Surrey County Council approved the plans which would admit an additional group in September 2018 as a ‘bulge’ class with up to 180 places in Year 7.

This would increase to 210 the following year and gradually increase to a maximum number of students for the school at 1,050.

The College is an increasingly popular school which has received a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

Council works to keep Kneller Hall for the community

Richmond Council has received funding from the Local Government Association to create a Supplementary Planning Document for Kneller Hall in Whitton.

This ensures that future development of the site will meet community needs as much as possible.

Last year the Ministry of Defence which owns the Jacobean mansion announced they intended to sell the property which was home to the Royal Military School of Music.

The Council has already given legal protection to more than 300 trees and they will now start a consultation with residents, businesses and local groups to find out what they want from the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Wandsworth's leader calls for action on EU residents

The leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, has joined with the leaders of Westminster Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to ask EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, for urgent attention on securing the rights of London’s EU nationals.

A similar letter was sent to Theresa May in July.

The joint letter made the argument for the 80,000 EU residents in the London boroughs who’s legal status is unclear.

Cllr Govindia adds that "this had crucial importance for the diverse residents of Wandsworth" and says he hopes "imagination, flexibility and common sense can be used by both sides."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am  

Friday, 29 September 2017

Surrey police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious incident involving a man in a van and a boy

Officers are still working to establish the exact circumstances of the incident that happened on Wednesday afternoon, in Woking Park.

It’s believed no physical contact was made between the man and the boy, who cycled away to safety.

A house to house is being carried out in the area and police are reviewing CCTV and increasing patrols in the community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

One of the alleged kidnappers of the British model Chloe Ayling will be extradited to Italy to face trial

The 20 year-old from Coulsdon claims she was snatched and held hostage in the country for six days in July.

A judge has ruled Michal Herba must go to face the charges in Milan - alongside his brother Lukasz.

The 36 year-old's lawyer, George Hepburne-Scott, says they'll be appealing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

A special closing ceremony has taken place in Dorking for Headley Court

A special Farewell Headley Court Ceremony has been held in Dorking today.

The historic centre rehabilitates injured servicemen and women, but it is moving to Loughborough next year.

The Countess of Wessex was guest of honour at the parade through the High Street.

These well - wishers who lined the streets, are worried about the future of Headley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Transport For London is warning of planned strikes

Transport for London is warning the underground will be "substantially disrupted" by a planned strike next week.

Members of the Aslef union are walking out for 24 hours on Thursday.

It's in a dispute with management over drivers' work-life balance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Police appeal for information in Ewell after a serious collision

Surrey police are appealing for information following a serious collision in Ewell.

It involved a Harley Davidson motorbike and a Green Mercedes CLK on Cheam Road at around 3.45pm on Wednesday.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.

Meanwhile the driver of the Mercedes failed to stop at the scene but several people were around who may have seen the car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

A special Ceremony for Headley Court Rehab Centre

Dorking is hosting a special celebratory parade to say farewell to Headley Court.

Lucy Mayer has this special report

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Comedy Show to raise awareness of Epilepsy in Balham

A special comedy show is taking place in Balham tonight to raise awareness of the different types of Epilepsy.

Called Seizure The Day, it’s taking place at The Bedford pub.

Epilespy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of convulsions, sensory disturbance, and even loss of consciousness.

Tonight’s event is being organised by Derry Otu, whose daughter has the condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

A business from Teddington has made it into the top 100 small businesses list

A business in Teddington has made it onto a top 100 small businesses list.

Meemoobaby has been chosen because of its “innovative product” creation.

The ‘Meelight’ helps mums to feed their babies in the middle of the night, when it’s dark.

The businesses on the list will be celebrated by Small Business Saturday this December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

The Countess of Wessex to bid farewell to Headley Court

The Countess of Wessex will be one of those bidding farewell to Headley Court Rehab centre at a special ceremony today.

People are being urged to come out and support The Farewell Headley Court Parade.

The site near Epsom Downs has been helping wounded servicemen and women get back to health since the 1940s.

But next year it will move to a brand new multi - billion pound site in Leicestershire.

A special ceremony will take place at St Martin’s Church in Dorking from 11.45 continuing with a parade through the town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Brompton Bikes are facing recall

Up to 144-thousand folding bikes are being recalled over safety concerns.

Brompton says an axle which could be faulty has been fitted to some models between April 2014 and May 2017.

Customers are being asked to take them to a certified dealer to have the component replaced free of charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

QPR and Fulham in west London derby

There’s a west London Derby in the Championship tonight when QPR entertain Fulham at Loftus Road.

Fulham are currently 11th in the table two places above their London rivals.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Campaigners fight to save Wimbledon Village stables

After almost a hundred years of operating the Ridgway Stables in Wimbledon Village has now been officially closed after the landlords decided to evict the tenants.

But campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to save the stables which have offered affordable and accessible riding lessons for children across Wimbledon.

A petition calling on Merton Council to act to protect the stables from redevelopment has so far received over 8,200 signatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

Middlesex relegated from Division One

2016 champions Middlesex have been relegated from Division One of cricket's County Championship.

It's after they lost by 231 runs to Somerset - and Hampshire got the draw they needed to secure survival at bottom side Warwickshire.

Worcestershire wrapped up the Division Two title with victory over Durham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am  

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Paedophile in Battersea jailed

A man who used his position as a member of Battersea Church to groom and abuse a young girl has been jailed for 10 years.

53 year old Carl Johnson has today been found guilty of 8 counts of indecent assault dating back to 1991.

He started grooming his female victim, who was 13 at the time, before carrying out multiple sexual offences.

It was only after she came to police in 2014, that the case was brought to light.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

Brexit discussions

Brussels' chief negotiator has warned it could take "several months" before the EU's ready to open talks on future trade deals.

Brexit Secretary David Davis claims "decisive steps" forward have been made during discussions.

His counterpart Michel Barnier agrees this week has been constructive, but believes progress hasn't been "significant" enough.

The CBI and TUC have jointly urged the government to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens.

Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Vince Cable agrees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm  

Free tutoring in Clapham

Children at Lambeth Academy in Clapham are being given free private tuition via their mobile phones.

Five schools in London are taking part in a trial for a new app run by a philanthropic tutoring agency.

The aim is to give youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds instant access to tuition.

Tutors are giving their time for free as part of the initiative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

Attempted armed robbery in Banstead

There’s been an attempted armed robbery in Banstead.

Yesterday afternoon, three men were seen getting out of a vehicle before approaching Surrey News and Mini Market in Rectory Lane.

They attempted to kick the door in before making off in a silver vehicle.

The suspects are all described as wearing full black face masks and hoodies.

One of the suspects is reported to have had a knife, and another is believed to have had a firearm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

A 68 year old man from Byfleet has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order

Police say Neil O’Callaghan has terrorised neighbours over the last few months; they’ve received over 30 calls about his actions.

Incidents include malicious notes through their doors, banging on windows at any time day or night, playing loud music and swearing.

One resident had to move as she was too scared to leave her house in case she bumped into him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A pedestrian has been hit by a car in Weybridge

Police closed Balfour Road just after 1 o’clock this lunchtime.

The pedestrian was taken to St George’s with serious injuries.

Police are asking for dash-cam footage of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

A British Transport Police officer has been found not guilty of public order offences.

Det Sgt Patrick Kerr, based in London, was charged in March.

He appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court and was found not guilty of all charges.

BTP’s Professional Standards Department has now conducted a review of the evidence in the case and Det Sgt Kerr will not face any further misconduct proceedings in relation to the incident.

Det Sgt Kerr was suspended from duty whilst the court case took place and has today been returned to operational duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A black cab driver's admitted harassing Jemima Goldsmith, calling and messaging her more than a thousand times

Hassan Mahhmood got her number after she booked a taxi and he give her a lift home.

He appeared at Isleworth Crown Court earlier.

The 27-year-old, from Waltham Forest in north-east London, will be sentenced at a later date.

Journalist Ms Goldsmith, is the sister of Richmond Park MP Zac.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Firearms seized at address in Wandsworth

Officers from the Met's Trident, which police's gang crime, have seized a number of firearms, including rifles and handguns, after they executed a search warrant at a house in Wandsworth just after 2am.

Officers also removed a number of other items from the address including a rocket-propelled grenade, pipe bombs and grenades.

These items have been analysed and assessed as non-viable.

Three men, aged 32, 41 and 45, and a 33-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms.

They have been taken to central London police stations where they remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Wandsworth Council says there’s no truth in the claims playing fields in Roehampton are being sold off to developers.

It says it is going to lease the land at Dover House Road to a sports club provider, who will create a number of new facilities for residents' use.

But some listeners have told Jackie News they don't want the fields to be developed at all from their original state.

Wandsworth says it wants to assure them the site will not be overdeveloped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti's been sacked by German champions Bayern Munich

It's after a 3-nil loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Ancelotti's been in charge for 15 months - and guided the team to the domestic title last season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Lecturer dissects Corbyn's Conference speech

Jeremy Corbyn’s confident left wing speech at yesterday’s conference “couldn’t have been made without help from the Conservatives.”

That’s according to a senior lecturer at Kingston University.

Dr Robin Pettitt says it’s because the Tories “made a series of damaging u-turns during this year’s General Election campaign” which allowed Mr Corbyn a number of open goals which he was able to hit because of his gravitas in the Labour party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Lib Dem Leader and Twickenham MP speaks out over Brexit negotiations

He's been ridiculed by some for coining the phrases, "exit from Brexit", "strong and Cable" and for centering his party's political broadcast on his hat, but Vince Cable says we have to "share our sovereignty."

He maintains the British Government is under-prepared for Brexit talks.

He's also told Sky's Colin Brazier that the policies of the extreme left now dominate the Labour Party.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

A manhunt in Croydon is over

Police were trying to find 46 year old Dennis Covington, who was wanted in connection with four separate burglaries in the town.

He was located, arrested and charged yesterday.

He’s been remanded to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday, the 12th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea boss says they're determined to prove themselves

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says they're determined to prove they belong in the Champions League, after winning 2-1 at Atletico Madrid.

The Premier League title-winners weren't in the competition last season.

But thanks to a 94th-minute goal from Michy Batshuayi (pron: MISHEE BAH-SHOO-AYE) they now have two group wins from two.

Conte says it's great way to start.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Heathrow check ins delayed

Some airline passengers around the world are struggling to check-in for flights because of a system failure.

Heathrow and Gatwick are among those affected by the glitch.

The check-in process is used by 125 airlines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Thousands expected at Farewell Headley Parade tomorrow

Thousands are expected to line the streets of Dorking tomorrow as part of a Farewell Parade for Headley Court.

The site near Epsom Downs has been rehabilitating injured service personnel since the 40s.

But, it is relocating to Leicestershire next year into a new multimillion pound building.

A special ceremony will take place at 11.45 and then injured servicemen and women will parade along Dorking High Street .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Fire broke out at a pumping station in Nine Elms this morning.

Officers were called the blaze in Nine Elms Lane just after 5 o’clock.

Because there was an amount of dry powder at the scene, the area had to be ventilated.

There was no impact on residents’ water systems.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Children are the target of a new anti - terrorist initiative.

Police have released a new video featuring celebs like Bear Grylls to encourage youngsters to Run, Hide and Tell in the event of an attack.

It comes as police expressed concerns witnesses are willing to take photographs or record videos during or directly after incidents.

They highlighted the attack at Parsons Green station, where images of a partially exploded bomb appeared online within minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

A man has been cycling IN the River Thames collecting rubbish, find out what he picked up near Shepperton

If a friend told you they were cycling the Thames, you’d presume they meant along a towpath.

But Dhruv Boruah has decided to do it the hard way to make a point about how we treat our waterways.

On his floating bike he has peddled down the River Thames collecting rubbish.

He passed through Thames Court near Shepperton and found a 100 plastic bottles, five balloons, 20 tennis balls, a bin cover and flipflops.

The 35 year old set off on the 18th September and told the Metro, to reach his finishing line of Big Ben this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Chelsea boss doesn't want to put too much pressure on his team

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he doesn't want too much pressure to be put on his side in this season's Champions League.

They won 2-1 at Atletico Madrid last night thanks to an 94th-minute goal from Michy Batshuayi (pron: MISHEE BAH-SHOO-AYE).

Chelsea now have two victories from as many group matches.

Conte says any suggestion of them lifting the trophy is premature.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

It's thought pioneering 'precision' radiotherapy could boost survival rates among people with prostate cancer.

Researchers from The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, which has hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton, and the Institute of Cancer Research, were involved in the research.

They trialed a high-tech form of the treatment that shapes radiation beams to tumours.

They found 71% of patients involved were alive and disease free five years after having intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Fire has broken out at a flat in Wimbledon

Firefighters were called to the scene in Hartfield Road at around 6am this morning.

Two people left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and were treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire was under control just before 8am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

A high risk, elderly man from Kingston has been reported missing.

71-year old John Williams regularly goes on walks by the river in the New Malden area but police are now concerned for his welfare.

He is described as White, 5 foot 10, thin build with strawberry blonde hair and often wears a dark coat and blue jeans.

Anyone who has seen John should contact police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Three weeks in and Prince George is already fed up of going to school

Last month he was pictured happily walking to the entrance gates of Thomas’ Battersea on his first day.

According to his father, The Duke of Cambridge, the excitement is fading.

He told a fellow parent “I dropped George off and he didn't want to go”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Harris Primary Academy enjoy new £11 million learning environment

Parents, pupils and teachers at Harris Primary Academy have been celebrating their state-of-the-art learning environment.

The newly completed building was part of a programme by the council to meet the growing demand for school places in Croydon.

The redesign cost over £11 million pounds.

The academy in Purley Way now comes equipped with an ICT suite, library and a roof-top learning deck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

One person has died in a serious collision on the M23

One person has died in a "serious collision" that closed the M23 where it meets the M25.

The two vehicle collision happened at around midnight.

Investigation work continues.

The M23 has now reopened but the slip road remains closed, stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am  

Hounslow has been ranked the happiest place to live in London

Hounslow has been ranked the happiest place to live in in London with Merton not far behind in third place.

Over 300,000 people were asked a series of questions to work out average ratings for life satisfaction, happiness, feeling worthwhile and anxiety levels across the UK.

In London, Hackney was named the unhappiest scoring below the 7.5 out of 10 average, while Croydon is in fifth place with 7.6.

Across the UK average life satisfaction and happiness reached the highest levels since 2011.

Overall Skipton in Yorkshire is Britain’s happiest place to live.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Chelsea score last gasp win in Champions League

Premier League title-holders Chelsea are in good shape in the Champions League - after a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.

Michy Batshuayi's 94th minute goal completed their comeback in the Spanish capital.

Manchester United also have a one-hundred percent record - after strolling to a 4-1 success at CSKA Moscow.

Scottish champions Celtic had a great night as well - thanks to an impressive 3-nil win at Anderlecht in Belgium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Grenfell Tower managing organisation contract terminated

Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted unanimously to terminate its contract with the organisation responsible for managing Grenfell Tower.

Deputy leader Kim Taylor-Smith told a meeting that the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation no longer has the trust of residents.

The council will replace it with a new arrangement to manage its housing stock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 am  

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Epsom’s MP is to add a new role to his list of titles

Chris Grayling, who is also Secretary of State for Transport, will become the new ‘Hedgehog Species Champion.’

The aim is to raise awareness of the plight of the UK’s native hedgehog, which is in decline.

Mr Grayling will be awarded the title at a ceremony at Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Centre in Windlesham on Friday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

In football – there’s plenty of Champions League action tonight

Manchester United are in Russia to face CSKA Moscow.

Chelsea are away at Atletico Madrid, the club they sold striker Diego Costa to last night.

And finally Scottish champions Celtic have a trip to Belgian side Anderlecht.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

The UK’s leading Professionals will descend on Walton Heath Golf Club this autumn for the 12th staging of the PGA Play-Offs

The club has a history of hosting championship tournaments having staged the Ryder Cup 1981, when America triumphed 18½ to 9½.

More recently, the Senior Open Championship was held there.

However, it is the first time Walton Heath has hosted the PGA Play-Offs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

It’s thought London’s two biggest pollution hotspots are still Oxford Street and Putney High Street

London is on its 7th toxic air alert today.

City Hall has issued the “high alert” with high pollution levels forecast for the rest of the day.

The system has been running for a year.

Today’s alert is blamed on pollution blowing in from "industrialised" areas of Europe including parts of France and Germany.

It’s thought London’s two biggest pollution hotspots are still Oxford Street and Putney High Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

UPDATE: A cyclist has died after being hit by a lorry on Chelsea Bridge

The 36 year old woman went into cardiac arrest after the incident during this morning’s rush hour.

The HGV driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Wandsworth Council is "planning on selling off 12 acres of public playing fields"

It hopes that by leasing the land at Dover House Road in Roehampton to developers over 30 years, it will save £50,000 a year in upkeep.

The plans will be viewed at a meeting tomorrow night, and then go out to public consultation.

The Council says any references to a "sell off" are completely untrue and that it will be working with a sports club developer who will provide new facilities for residents' benefit.

But some residents say they don't want the fields to be developed at all from their original state.

Last month, the council came under fire from residents for plans to fell a number of mature trees surrounding Tooting Common.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Two people have been rescued from a minicab after it almost became submerged on the Thames at Isleworth

It’s after they asked their driver to take them to the famous river in the early hours of this morning.

Driving along Swan Street, they went over a ridge in the road and slid down the muddy slipway to the waterfront.

The driver was unable to get back up onto the flat road.

He had to put all his weight on the brake to prevent the vehicle from slipping further towards the fast flowing river.

The tide was out and fire-fighters were able to pull the car back onto the flat road using a winch on the front of a fire engine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

A cyclist is in a critical condition after being hit by a lorry on Chelsea Bridge

The woman, in her 30s, went into cardiac arrest after the incident during this morning’s rush hour.

The HGV driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

It’s unclear if the cyclist had been using the cycle Superhighway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Did you know it costs Richmond Council £1.50 to clean up a 30p piece of gum?

A campaign to encourage people to throw their chewing gum away rather than dropping it on the street has been launched.

People who drop gum could be subject to a fine of up to £80.

Councillors say they are sure residents want the money to be spent on other things.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Artists are taking over a former furniture store in Croydon

The Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Centre will host activities, exhibitions and workshops.

It’s being launched in conjunction with Kingston School of Arts.

The aim is to showcase arts in the borough, as well as prevent shops lying empty for long periods of time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

A charity in Tadworth has been handed £65,000

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for youngsters with brain injuries.

It’s been handed the money by car dealership Kia Walton, which is aiming to raise £100,000 overall.

The team there has taken part in a number of challenges including abseils, runs and a 12,000 ft skydive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

Phone scammers in Richmond have been posing as police officers

An appeal is going out directly to Richmond’s older residents.

It’s after around 70 people fell victim to a phone scam in the borough with a loss of £100,000.

The Met and Council says fraudsters are targeting the elderly by phone, claiming to be police officers investigating a crime.

They ask for bank details, before withdrawing large amounts and disappearing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

West Molesey's Sophie Faldo awarded star baker in last night's episode of #GBBO

It was a trainee stuntwoman from West Molesey who was crowned star baker on last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off.

Sophie Faldo impressed the judges in this week’s dessert themed episode.

Her yuzu flavoured trifle show stopper was declared by Mr Hollywood himself as Michelin star quality.

Sadly it was James who had to leave the tent, after his technical challenge chocolate puddings were under baked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Primary School pupils in Hammersmith and Fulham achieve best test results in the country

Primary school pupils in Hammersmith & Fulham have achieved the fourth best test results in the country.

11-year-olds there jumped up the rankings from 14th place last year to fourth place this year in the annual SAT exams.

These pupils have now embarked on their secondary school education.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 am  

75% of businesses surveyed in Richmond say parking is a priority

75% of businesses surveyed in Richmond say parking is a main priority for them.

The research was undertaken for the Richmond BID, which the town’s companies are now a part of.

BID stands for Business Improvement District, where companies in a town pay an extra levy, which is then ploughed back into the area.

Other concerns cited, included congestion, and employment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

Independent Businesses in Richmond urged not to ignore pink envelopes

Independent businesses in Richmond are being urged not to ignore their pink envelopes.

The Council has sent out over 900 containing details of how to apply for a reduction in business rates.

The amount each company can claim back will vary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 am  

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Police investigating Parsons Green attack release three men

Three men arrested in connection with investigations into the Parsons Green terrorist attack have been released this afternoon.

They include a 25-year-old man and a 30-year-old man arrested in Newport last week and a 20-year old man arrested in Cardiff on Monday.

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command continues to search one separate address in Cardiff.

Meanwhile 18 year old Ahmed Hassan from Sunbury was charged with attempted murder following the attack ten days ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

A designer and her partner to stand trial after discovery of body in Southfieds

A designer and her partner charged with murder in Southfields following the discovery of a body, will stand trial next year.

34 year old Sabrina Kouider and 40 year old Ouissem Medouni appeared at the Old Baily for a preliminary hearing earlier today.

The body was found in a garden of a house in Wimbledon Park Road last Wednesday afternoon.

The victim has been named unofficially as French nanny Sophie Lionnet, who is said to have worked for Kouider.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

The shadow chancellor has warned Labour must be prepared for a run on the pound if it wins power.

John McDonnell, who is also the MP for Hayes and Harlington, was recorded speaking at an event at the party's conference last night.

He says he has a team "war gaming" for every scenario.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Grenfell update due within next hour

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council is due to provide an update on its response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

A meeting is due to take place in just under an hour's time at 6.30.

Elizabeth Campbell took on the role in July after Nicholas Paget Brown stood down over criticism.

The building, where it's thought around 80 people died in a massive fire in June, was only renovated last year at a cost of over £8 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Have your say on park in Barnes

Following previous consultation, Richmond Council and Friends of Suffolk Road Recreation are now seeking views on proposed improvements to the park.

Part of the proposed improvements will see a new children’s play area created which will have a mixture of natural and traditional play and will include a small sandpit.

It is proposed that a new dog free area will be created along the right hand side of the park as you enter from Suffolk Road.

The Council is also looking to plant new shrubs, trees and a wildflower meadow, as well as install additional seating throughout the recreation ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Couple to stand trial over murder in Southfields

A man and woman charged with murder in Southfields, will stand trial next year.

40 year old Ouissem Medouni and 34 year old Sabrina Kouider appeared at the Old Bailey for a preliminary hearing earlier.

The body was found in a garden in Wimbledon Park Road last Wednesday afternoon.

The victim has been unofficially named as 21 year old Sophie Lionnet, a nanny from France.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Primary school pupils in Hammersmith & Fulham have achieved the fourth best test results in the country.

The rankings place H&F pupils near the top in test results this year.

11-year-olds from H&F jumped up the rankings from 14th place last year to fourth place this year in the annual SAT exams.

These pupils have now embarked on their secondary school education.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Terror arrest "not connected" to Parsons Green

A 17-year-old boy's been arrested by anti-terror officers in east London.

He's being questioned on suspicion of spreading terrorist material.

Police are also searching an address in the east of the city.

It's understood the arrest is not connected to the Parsons Green investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Man charged over Tolworth crash

A 25 year old man’s been charged in connection with a fatal crash on the A3 at Tolworth.

Nicholas Tay’s car hit the central reservation in March, killing his female passenger, a woman in her 20s.

He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by driving an uninsured vehicle.

He will appear at Staines Magistrates Court on October the 17th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Will New Malden woman be hired or fired when The Apprentice returns?

The Apprentice is back on our screens next week, and the first candidates have been announced.

One of those hoping to go into partnership with Lord Sugar, is Bushra Shaikh from New Malden.

She’s the owner of a modest fashion label, designing luxury clothing for Muslim women.

Inspired by Coco Chanel, Bushra says she believes her skills and determination are all she needs to succeed on the BBC1 show.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

A British Airways stewardess who recorded an offensive video before flying from Heathrow is being investigated

A British Airways stewardess is being investigated over an alleged racist rant involving a Nigerian passenger.

Joanne Wickenden is said to have recorded an offensive video in her BA uniform before flying from Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night.

The 23 year old has not commented, but friends claim she is “not racist” and the video was meant to be joke between friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

A mother whose son was murdered in Kingston has launched a campaign to help stop knife crime

38 year old Derick Mulondo was stabbed to death on the Cambridge estate earlier this year.

69 year old Sophie Kafeero set up ‘Drop A Knife, Save A Life’ with the aim of uniting people to stop violent crime in the area.

Two people have appeared in court charged with his murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Residents in Sutton are recycling more than they throw away for the first time in the borough’s history

It’s day two of recycle week.

Residents in Sutton are recycling more than they throw away for the first time in the borough’s history.

It comes after a new waste and collection service contract with Veolia that was introduced back in April.

It’s due to be rolled-out across the other South London Waste Partnership boroughs Merton, Croydon and Kingston over the next two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

University towns in the South of England have the largest house price growth over the course of a degree

A study has revealed the university towns where house prices have risen most over the course of a degree.

The average price rose by 22% in the last three years.

Guildford, home to the University of Surrey, was the UK’s most expensive town with the largest increase of £105,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Couple from Carshalton trying to raise £20,000 for new bereavement centre St Helier Hospital

A couple from Carshalton, whose baby was stillborn at 23 weeks, are trying to crowd-fund £20,000 for the hospital that cared for her.

Hollie Perry and her partner Scott Eyre were told their daughter Hope had Triploidy Syndrome during a scan at 20 weeks.

It meant their daughter Hope wouldn’t survive outside of the womb.

She was delivered stillborn at St Helier Hospital.

Hollie and Scott want to spend the money re-designing St Helier’s baby Bereavement Room to make the process less clinical.

To donate to the cause, click here

To hear Hollie and Scott's story, just click the link below.

A special minute's silence will be held on the green outside St Helier Hospital on Friday, the 15th of October, as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

In the first six weeks of running South Western Railway has accumulated thousands of lost property items

The most common items left behind include umbrellas, keys and drinks bottles.

The most unusual found recently were a barrister’s wig, an ironing board, a leather lounge chair and a pair of false teeth.

As much as the rail operators enjoy sorting through these curiosities, passengers are being reminded to check they have everything before leaving the train.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP Tom Brake is calling for greater awareness and education on acid attacks

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP Tom Brake is calling for greater awareness and education on acid attacks.

Following a recent rise in the assaults, he says it’s crucial the public know how to respond as a victim or bystander.

Three essential steps have been released by the NHS known as the three Rs

Report by calling 999, Remove contaminated clothing carefully and Rinse immediately in running water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

You may soon be charged to park in Surrey’s rural car parks

The council is to launch a consultation on the matter.

It says money raised will be used to maintain and improve the county’s green spaces.

Mike Goodman is the council’s cabinet member for Environment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

People in Richmond complained about noisy neighbours over 800 times last year

A new report by a house selling website has revealed London’s biggest party boroughs.

Newham topped the list, with over 5,000 noise pollution complaints to the council.

There were over 4,000 in Kensington and Chelsea, 836 in Merton, and 428 in Hounslow.

Overall, councils received around 144 complaints per day.

According to the website, 70% of people would withdraw from a house sale because of noisy neighbours.

So, next time you’re planning a party, you may want to think about how it could affect the price of your house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Carshalton couple crowd-funds for St Helier's hospital

A couple from Carshalton, whose baby was stillborn at 23 weeks, are trying to crowd-fund £20,000 for the hospital that cared for her.

Hollie Perry and her partner Scott were told their daughter Hope had Triploidy Syndrome during a scan.

It meant that she wouldn’t survive outside of the womb.

Hollie and Scott want to spend the money re-designing St Helier’s baby Bereavement Room to make the process less clinical.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Debt is the new normal for teenagers in the South East

A poll suggests worrying amounts of debt and lack of financial understanding amongst UK teenagers

In the South East:

On average teenagers plan to borrow or spend on credit £2142 in the first year after turning 18, above the UK average of £1891

58% of 18-24 year olds have never discussed finances and credit agreements with their parents

30% said if they were in financial difficulty they wouldn't discuss it with their parents
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am  

Monday, 25 September 2017

Thierry Henry praises Chelsea's Morata

Thierry Henry has heaped praise on Alvaro Morata and says he was left virtually speechless by his goals against Stoke City on Saturday.

Morata bagged his first hat-trick for Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium but one goal in particular impressed Premier League legend Henry.

After just a minute Morata latched onto a through ball from Cesar Azpilicueta

And the former Real Madrid star breezed past Darren Fletcher before slotting a sublime goal past Jack Butland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Parents in Woking are being warned about their behaviour on the school run

It’s after a 22 year old man was jailed for driving into a teacher at the Winston Churchill school gates after arriving to collect his child.

Rainer Schoeman pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and having no MOT.

The incident happened in February, when he accelerated towards a teacher who had his back to the car.

The VW he was driving continued into the car park and narrowly avoided two children on bikes.

The teacher was thrown from the bonnet of the car as it continued to travel at speed through the car park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

A man stabbed his fiancee to death in their Croydon home just hours after their engagement party

A man who stabbed his new fiancée to death just hours after they celebrated their engagement party has been convicted.

24 year old Ivan Griffin, was found guilty of murdering 38-year-old Sabrina Mullings at their Croydon home.

It happened in the early hours of Monday the 13th March.

Griffin will be sentenced at a later date to be confirmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Spread of charging points makes e-motoring a smart option in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council says it "is embracing the electric vehicle revolution" by installing another 35 charging points at 11 new sites across the borough.

Work to install the charging equipment at the locations has just been completed.

Council bosses say it'll make it easier for car owners to make the switch to e-motoring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

A man has been jailed for eight years for stabbing a teenager as he waited in a take-away in Woking.

The 19-year-old victim suffered seven stab wounds during the attack at Roosters in Chertsey Road in February.

20 year old Hashim Waheed (pictured), pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A second man, 18 year old Asad Rehman, pleaded guilty to assault by beating and was sentenced to two months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The shadow chancellor says a Labour government would end all Private Finance Initiative contracts.

They involve private companies providing money for things like new hospitals, then charging annual fees.

John McDonnell, who is also the MP for Hayes and Harlington, made the announcement at the party's annual conference in Brighton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Fulham FC wants your view on new Riverside stand

Fulham Football Club’s plan to rebuild its riverside stand has a new look.

They’ve hired the same firm which drew up plans for Tottenham’s new stadium, now under construction, to come up with a design.

As well as better seating and facilities for fans, the club announced last week that they aim for the new stand to include ‘riverside pubs and restaurants, event facilities and green spaces’, as well as improving the riverside walk.

Public exhibitions are planned at the stadium for fans and residents to examine.

Visitors are welcome to view displays in the Cottage Cafe on Thursday, the 12th of October (2-8pm) and Saturday, the 14th of October (9am-1pm), ahead of the Fulham v Preston North End match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Police are still trying to establish the identity of a body found in the back garden of a block of flats in Southfields.

The badly burned victim was discovered in Wimbledon Park Road last Wednesday evening.

Initial forensic tests proved inconclusive.

Although not confirmed, residents are reporting the victim to be a French nanny, Sophie Lionnet.

A man and a woman have been charged with murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Weybridge's Paul Casey shot a 3-over par final round to blow his lead at golf's season-ending Tour Championship.

He started the day two shots clear, but finished fifth.

It cost him any chance of winning a $10-million bonus from finishing top of the PGA's overall points table.

Justin Thomas took that by finishing as runner-up to fellow American Xander Schauffele in Atlanta.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Youngster stopped in Sutton was carrying Samurai Sword

An investigation has found youngsters as young as 13 are being sold knives and meat cleavers in shops across the capital.

Figures and a report have been published following a joint probe by Trading Standards and the Met Police.

Officers used child volunteers to carry out 315 test purchases.
It is illegal to sell knives to anyone under the age of 18.

Meanwhile, Sutton Police has confirmed officers arrested a 16 year old moped rider in Sutton Common Road.

He was found to be carrying a Samurai sword, kitchen knife & multiple bags of cannabis (pictured).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a cash-in transit robbery in Ashford

There’s been a cash-in transit robbery outside Tesco Extra in Ashford.

Three suspects wearing dark clothing and masks assaulted two security officers who were filling up the cash machine on Sunday morning.

It’s reported they made off in a silver Skoda which was later found abandoned nearby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

A man accused of being involved in the alleged kidnapping of a British model from Coulsdon is fighting extradition to Italy.

Chloe Ayling claimed she was lured to Milan for a fake photo shoot in July, before being held captive for nearly a week.

Italian Police want to question Michal Herba over it, who remains in custody here.

Reporter Olivia Kinsley is at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

A decision on the extradition is due on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

An investigation into a fatal tram crash in Croydon could result in a safety recommendation for driver fatigue

A report into the collision last November, in which seven people died, is nearly finished.

It's thought the way tiredness is managed by FirstGroup may feature in it, as well as researching how drivers' attention can be detected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Hayes and Harlington's MP has been speaking at Labours conference in Brighton

The shadow chancellor says a Labour government would end all Private Finance Initiative contracts.

They involve private companies providing money for things like new hospitals, then charging annual fees.

Hayes and Harlington’s MP John McDonnell made the announcement at the party's annual conference in Brighton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Posters warning of "Croydon Cat Killer" go up around New Malden

The posters have been put up by animal charity SNARL.

A £10,000 reward that leads to the arrest or conviction of the perpetrator is being offered.

It's thought the person or people responsible have killed as many as 250 pets nationwide, with the first one found dead in Croydon in 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Have you seen this elderly woman missing from Streatham?

Police are appealing for help to trace a vulnerable elderly woman missing from Streatham.

73 year old Dorothy Decarish was last seen around 10am on Saturday at her home.

She’s a black woman, approximately 5ft 8ins with grey hair and was wearing a black and white gown and sandals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

Shepherd's Bush pub is back in business

A pub in Shepherd’s Bush is to remain open after its sudden closure three months ago left residents “bewildered.”

The Princess Victoria, which has been in the community for 200 years, is to get a refurb.

It was feared the much loved pub, which was once owned by Richard Branson, was going to shut down for good.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's daughter has been spotted house hunting in Croydon

Isabelle Cruise was seen with her husband Max Parker who’s an IT consultant.

The 24 year old lives her life in Britain far from the glamour of her adoptive parents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

More than two in five plastic bottles aren't being recycled

Research for Recycling Week suggests that means almost 30 billion bottles could be binned before the end of 2020.

Greenpeace is concerned much of that will end up in the sea.

Richmond resident David Attenborough has told the charity's Unearthed campaign how he watched albatrosses unknowingly feeding plastic to their babies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green tube attack

A 20 year old man was picked up at an address in Cardiff around 6 o’clock this morning and a property in the city is being searched.

An 18 year old man from Sunbury has been charged with attempted murder following the attack ten days ago.

Another two suspects are still being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Hounslow residents are being asked to help the 'Foodbox' scheme by donating food and toiletries

People in Hounslow are being asked to help out with food donations.

The ‘Foodbox’ scheme helps people in need, but has low stocks on many items such as rice, pasta, tea, coffee, tins and toiletries.

You can drop any donations at Hounslow Library at the Civic Centre on Thursday between 10 and 2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A murder investigation has been launched in West Norwood following a stabbing

Police were called to a block of flats in Dunbar Street just after half past 5 yesterday evening.

A 30 year old man was found suffering from stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbour reported “about four people jumped him, attacked and left him for dead.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Jeremy Corbyn’s avoided a potentially embarrassing vote on Brexit at the Labour conference

There will be no binding poll on policy by members after unions and local party officials blocked it.

It's as the latest round of negotiations with the EU begins in Brussels.

Shadow chancellor and MP for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell says the UK can't stay in the European single market in its current form.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Weybridge based golfer Paul Casey finishes in fifth place

England's Paul Casey shot a 3 over par final round to blow his lead at golf's season-ending Tour Championship.

The Weybridge based player started the day two shots clear, but finished fifth.

It cost him any chance of winning a 10 million dollar bonus from finishing top of the PGA's overall points table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

A mental health charity is gearing up for its annual wellbeing festival

Love Me, Love My Mind, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The event will run from October the 7th to the 15th.

One of the trustees Allen Price explains why the charity is so important in today’s society.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

More tests are going to be carried out on the burned human remains found in Southfields

It’s been reported more tests will have to be carried out on burned human remains found in Southfields.

It’s after the initial post mortem proved inconclusive.

Officers say they still can't formally name the victim because the body is so badly charred.

A man and a woman have already appeared in court charged with murder after the discovery of the body last Wednesday in Wimbledon Park Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Man falls to his death in Epsom

A man’s died after reportedly falling from a shopping centre in Epsom.

Police were alerted just after 11.30 yesterday morning after reports that at man had fallen from the Ashley Centre.

Emergency services attended the incident but the man died at the scene.

Officers are still investigating but foul play has been ruled out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

Spelthorne council complete another property purchase

Spelthorne Council has announced a second large property purchase within a week.

It’s purchased Benwell House in Green Street, Sunbury, for £9 million.

The building has been used for offices, but the Council plans to convert it into residential properties.

Leader of the Council, Ian Harvey, says this is an opportunity to provide additional housing in the borough.

Last week, Spelthorne purchased World Business Centre 4 at Heathrow Airport for £45 million.

An I T company has taken a 15 year lease on the property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 am  

Chelsea Ladies start life at Kingsmeadow with win

WSL Spring series Champions Chelsea Ladies started life at their new home by thrashing Bristol City Women 6-nil at Kingsmeadow.

Five different players got on the scoresheet for the Blues.

In other results Arsenal Ladies beat Birmingham City Women 3-2, Manchester City won 4-0 at Yeovil Town while Sunderland beat Reading 1-0.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Beddington Park to undergo renovations

Work is underway to restore, conserve and enhance the historic Beddington Park.

Sutton Council was successfully awarded £3m in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery last year.

The lake will be dredged to remove years of build-up of material.

This week water levels have been gradually lowered and wildlife relocated ready for work to begin.

The project is due to finish in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Hounslow prepares for smoking challenge 'Stoptober'

Smokers in Hounslow are to get help kicking the habit next month.

The area's stop smoking service is gearing up for Stoptober; the annual 28 day stop smoking challenge.

Throughout October, health advisers from One You Hounslow will be out and about in the borough offering a range of services.

Research shows that if smokers can stop smoking for 28 days, they are five times more likely to stay smoke free for good.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Merton Council hone in on littering

Fifteen people were convicted this month of littering in Merton for dropping cigarette butts.

They were taken to the Lavender Hill Magistrates Court by Merton Council after they failed to pay the fixed fine of £80 issued by enforcement officers.

All but two of the defendants were ordered to pay £400.

Councillor Ross Garrod says they have a zero tolerance for litter and fly tipping.

The Council has issued more than 23 hundred fixed penalty notices for litter since April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Comedy night in Balham to help raise awareness of Epilepsy

A special comedy night is being held next week in Balham to raise money and awareness of Epilepsy.

Called Seizure The Day, is taking place at The Bedford pub.

It is being organised by Derry Otu, whose daughter has the condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Foster parents of man held over Parsons green Tube bomb 'shell-shocked and unable to sleep'

The foster parents of the prime suspect in the Parsons Green terror attack have suffered indignity, shell-shock and loss of sleep.

That’s according to their son.

Spencer Jones has told the Mail on Sunday that their home in Sunbury was a "place of love and tolerance".

The couple have both been awarded MBEs and fostered nearly 300 children together.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Debbie McGee new favourite to win Strictly?

Kingston-born Debbie McGee has emerged as a surprise front-runner of Strictly Come Dancing after an impressive opening week.

Bookies are now tipping her to be in the final three against singers Alexandra Burke and Aston Merrygold.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Casey on verge of victory

Weybridge based golfer Paul Casey looks to be on the verge of another championship.

The world number 10 shot a five-under-par yesterday to move to 12 under after three rounds in Atlanta.

He is two shots ahead of Americans Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

If he wins the tournament, he could take the FedEx title and the £10million prize, depending on where higher-ranked players finish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

Car catches fire near entrance to Thorpe Park

There was gridlock in Chertsey yesterday afternoon after a car burst into flames after a collision.

Video footage has been released of a white car engulfed in flames on Staines Road, near the entrance to Thorpe Park.

It combusted after colliding with an Audi.

Emergency services attended the scene. It is not known if there were any casualties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am  

Morata scores first Chelsea hat-trick

Alvaro Morata has his first hat-trick since joining Chelsea.

His three goals helped the Premier League champions to a 4-nil victory at Stoke.

Pedro got the other.

Boss Antonio Conte says the goals aren't all about the players who put the ball in the back of the net.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 am  

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