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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Royal Holloway publishes latest research on "Youth-Quake" of young voters


Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London have found that Brexit prompted a surge in the participation of young people in the 2017 General Election.

Dr James Sloam and Rakib Ehsan from the Department of Politics and International Relations have also made other key findings about the 18-24 age group in their study, named “Youth-Quake”.

They found that:

62% of young people voted in 2017, compared to an average of only 40% in the years from 2002.

Alongside Brexit, other key issues for young people were austerity, the NHS and unemployment.

62% of 18-24 year olds voted Labour, compared to 27% Conservative.

They also said they were more likely to consume and trust information on social media platforms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 pm  

Chelsea Ladies latest

It was a resounding victory for Chelsea Ladies at home at Kingsmeadow tonight.

They defeated Yeovil Town Ladies 8-0 in the 3rd round of the Continental Tyres Cup, with two goals coming in stoppage time.

It’s a London Derby next week – hey’ll play Tottenham Hotspur Ladies on Wednesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Rape conviction for brothers who befriended Ealing woman

Two brothers who raped a woman inside her home in Ealing after befriending her have been jailed.

Ovidiu Mamaliga, 30, and Andrei Mamaliga, 28, both of no fixed abode, were each sentenced to 12 years with a further eight years on licence.

They were found guilty of rape, sexual assault, attempted rape, actual bodily harm and theft.

The Met Police called the attack “horrific” and urged anyone else who had been a victim of the brothers to come forward to achieve justice.

The court heard that the brothers, both Romanian nationals, had been released from prison in France in 2016 after serving a sentence for rape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP listens to young people affected by Brexit

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has been teaming up with young people to protect secular groups post Brexit.

Tom Brake took part in a debate called Marginalized Young People and Brexit organised by the 99% campaign.

It’s to help give a voice to those marginalised groups like BAME Young Carers.

The event looked at how Brexit will affect young people in areas such as education and the economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Hounslow double perjury conviction

Two brothers from West London have been jailed for committing perjury.

Bhupinder Randhawa, 37, from Hounslow and his brother Paulvinder, 46, from Wembley were each sentenced to 21 months' imprisonment at Southwark Crown Court.

Bhupinder claimed to have paid £40,000 in cash to his ex-wife at a Pizza Hut restaurant in Slough. His brother corroborated this false statement.

The Met Police said that Bhupinder had lied because he did not want to pay his ex-wife the money that was rightfully hers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Surrey Police issue advice for online Christmas shoppers

Surrey Police are advising online Christmas shoppers to ensure they are at home when having parcels delivered.

They say if it’s not possible to be at home then to have the parcels sent to a trusted friend or neighbours house.

It's because of concerns about rising numbers of parcels being stolen from doorsteps and supposedly safe places.

And former Scotland Yard detective Peter Bleksley says there's no point assuming the police will be able to help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Wallington MP takes part in HIV Testing Week

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has been participating in National HIV Testing Week.

Tom Brake took part in a pop-up outreach event at Wallington Library last Friday to create awareness and promote testing for all

individuals in Sutton.

The event hosted by the Terence Higgins Trust and Spectra helps reduce the stigma surrounding HIV testing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Chelsea extend unbeaten run

Chelsea have extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven matches.

The champions came from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 - helped by two goals from Eden Hazard.

It moved them to within eight points of leaders Manchester City.

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas says, they'll continue chasing them down.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Surrey Police advise consumers

Surrey Police are advising online Christmas shoppers to ensure they are at home when having parcels delivered.

They say if it’s not possible to be at home then have the parcels sent to a trusted friend or neighbours house.

It's because of concerns about rising numbers of parcels being stolen from doorsteps and supposedly safe places.

Citizens Advice want retailers to do more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Hounslow Police issue alert for a man over criminal damage



Hounslow police have issued an alert for a man they want to question over criminal damage.

There’s a picture of Gavin Wright on the Radio Jackie news website.

The public are being asked not to approach him but to ring 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Wandsworth street cleaners have to work 24 hours to keep up

Wandsworth’s street cleaners are having to work overnight to keep the borough’s roads tidy.

Enforcement officers start at 11pm, and go right through until 6am.

Two incidents of fly tipping were reported in Northcote Road last Saturday night.

Both offenders received £400 fines, and a passer-by was issued with an £80 fine for littering.

By the end of that night shift, the team had distributed 31 fines to litter louts across the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Chertsey revives old market tradition

Chertsey is reviving a part of its history today by hosting the Christmas Goose Fair.

Fairs in the town date back to 1249 when Henry the Third granted a market charter and the fairs were used for selling animals and produce.

This year, they want to return to the traditional spirit of the event with a community focus.

There will actually be geese and a goose egg hunt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Ex-Palace boss back in the frame

Former Palace boss Alan Pardew manages his first game in charge of West Brom against a few familiar faces this afternoon.

His new side host Crystal Palace - the club that sacked him last year.

That was his most recent job in management.

Pardew's taken over a side without a top flight win since August - he says there's not much room for sentiment today.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Wandsworth is tops for growth

A national study of the economic growth of cities has found that Wandsworth topped the London boroughs with the strongest performance.

Kingston came second in the ranking.

The study included a number of factors including employment, health income, housing, commuting and business start-ups.

London as a city improved its listing – rising from 15th to 12th place among the 42 cities in the index, but housing is a growing problem in the capital.

Wandsworth also ranked 4th in the country when it comes to helping people overcome deprived backgrounds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Croydon wants community groups to join renewal energy projects

Croydon Council is looking for community groups who want to get involved in renewable energy projects.

They’re joining with Repowering London to help communities own and generate their own energy using solar panels.

Profits from the scheme made by selling excess electricity to the grid goes to the community who choose how it is spent.

There are two drop in events where you can find out more – the first is on Thursday the 7th December (2 to 8 pm) at South Norwood Leisure Centre.

A second session will be held at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre on the 8th December (2 to 8 pm).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 am  

Friday, 1 December 2017

Plane passengers have taken to Twitter to express their surprise after Madonna boarded a flight with them

The singer was on her way from Heathrow to Lisbon, where she has a house, when the plane was diverted to Porto.

They were surprised because the 59 year old superstar, who is worth around £600 million, was flying Economy.

Comments on social media range from “she looked tired,” to “she was waiting for a car to collect her out front”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A Christmas elf toy has failed safety tests after investigations by Surrey Trading Standards



It posed a choking risk to children after materials were tearing off easily and labels on the products raised suspicions.

Ninety-six elf toys had been imported from India.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet member, Denise Turner-Stewart is urging parents to be on the alert for safety risks when buying Christmas gifts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

A laptop that was left charging overnight is believed to have caused a fire in St Helier this morning

The blaze broke out in a flat at Festival Court in Cleeve Way in the early hours.

Two people managed to escape before the fire brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Most people open advent calendars on the first of December but Croydon police are taking a different approach.

This year the force is turning advent into 'Badvent'

Each day they will tweet a new criminal on their wanted list.

Today's focus is Jordan Simpson who they wish to speak to in relation to burglary and assault.

You can find a photo on the Jackie News Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man from Leatherhead is among five who have been escorted from Lincolnshire after participating in Hare Coursing

The men from Surrey and Kent were also given dispersal notices after participating in the illegal dog hunting practice.

Earlier this year, the police introduced drones to combat the activity, after 200 incidents a year have led it to be called the “scourge of rural England”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

There are calls for the Grenfell Tower enquiry panel to become more diverse

Survivors and the bereaved say that Sir Martin Moore-Bick is an establishment figure, and he does not necessarily understand them.

Many survivors have already said they will not attend the enquiry unless the format is changed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Worcester attempt to continue their resurgence in the rugby union Premiership tonight

They're chasing a third win in a row when they host Sale.

Northampton face Newcastle.

Harlequins are in action tomorrow when they entertain Saracens at the Twickenham Stoop.

London Irish Travel to Gloucester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Twickenham based Quins have announced they are extending Ben Glynn’s contract

The second row who initially joined the club as cover for the injured Sam Twomey this year, says he is really excited about staying on.

Glynn has made 12 appearances since joining and scored his first try for the club against Worcester Warriors in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

A man who went missing from Epsom has been found safe and well

86 year old Kenneth Howlett was found by the Met police last night after going missing on Wednesday.

The police are thanking the public for all their help and support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Woman hit by bus in Norbiton

The air ambulance was called after a woman was hit by a bus in Norbiton earlier.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the collision in Coombe Road.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

A railway station near Dundee has been named Britain's least used

Just 24 passengers travelled to or from Barry Links in the past year.

It's only served by one train a day, Monday to Saturday.

The country's busiest station - London Waterloo - has had almost 100-million people through its ticket barriers.

The most interchanges were made at Clapham Junction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

A man from Leatherhead is among five who have been escorted from Lincolnshire after suspected Hare Coursing

A man from Leatherhead is among five who have been escorted from Lincolnshire after suspected Hare Coursing.

The men from Surrey and Kent were also given dispersal notices after participating in the illegal dog hunting practice.

Earlier this year, the police introduced drones to combat the activity, after 200 incidents a year have lead it to be called the “scourge of rural England”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

An air ambulance has been called after a woman was hit by a bus in Kingston

An air ambulance has been called after a woman was hit by a bus in Kingston this morning.

The woman is believed to be in her 30s and has been taken to a South London hospital with serious injuries.

No arrests have been made, but road closures are still in place on Coombe Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

East Croydon has been named one of the busiest stations in the country

East Croydon has been named one of the busiest stations in the country.

Figures by the Office for Road and Rail show that East Croydon, Wimbledon, Richmond and Surbiton are all in the top 50 busiest stations.

In the South East, only two stations appeared in the bottom hundred.

London Waterloo is the busiest station, while Barry Links in Scotland is the least.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Surrey Police launches its annual Christmas Drink Drive crackdown

A quick drive under the influence of drink or drugs could lead to a life behind bars.

That’s the message from Surrey police as it launches its Christmas crackdown.

100 arrests were made across the County during last year's campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Croydon is one of the worst areas for having fast food restaurants near schools

Children in poor areas are exposed to five times as many fast food takeaways.

That’s according to Cambridge University’s Centre for Diet and Activity Research for The Guardian.

Statistics show that 400 schools across England have 20 or more fast food takeaways within a 400-metre radius.

London is the worst affected region, Fulham and Hammersmith and Croydon were among the worst areas listed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The Prime Minister is backing who to win Strictly?

The Prime Minister has revealed she's backing Debbie McGee to win Strictly Come Dancing.

Theresa May's told reporters she's "cheering on" the former magician's assistant - who's one of her constituents - adding "she's doing
very well."

Tomorrow night, six remaining contestants will perform routines inspired by musicals.

Former Surbiton High student and Saturdays singer Mollie King will dance a rumba to Grease’s ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Do tigers belong at Chessington World of Adventures?



Four Amur Tigers, the largest species in the world, will arrive at Chessington World of Adventures in the new year.

The zoo says the endangered animals’ needs will be met with a multi million pound custom built enclosure.

It also says park goers will be able to learn about tiger conservation via its new Lear Your Stripes Initiative.

But Born Free’s Chris Draper says a theme park is not the right place for tigers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Staff at The Royal Marsden prepare to make children's Christmas wishes come true

It can be easy to get carried away with the jollities of Christmas.

But we’re being asked to spare a thought for the children who will be in hospital over the festive season.

A number of youngsters will be spending Christmas Day at the Royal Marsden cancer hospital in Sutton this year.

The Oak Centre for Children and Young People opened in Sutton in 2011 and has been changing the way The Royal Marsden treats children with cancer.

But staff, like nurse Nadia Freri who will be working on Christmas Day, say far from being a sad time, it can actually be very uplifting.



If you would like to donate any gifts to the Marsden, click here for more information
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Norbiton honours hero firefighters

A special red memorial plaque dedicated to two fire-fighters killed in the line of duty will be unveiled later.

Billy Faust and Adam Meere died while trying to rescue a number of people from a burning building in Bethnal Green in 2004.

It’s the Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union’s version of the Blue Plaque Scheme which marks houses where famous people have lived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Kingstonian release three players

Following Wednesday’s FA Trophy loss at Heybridge Swifts Kingstonian have announced that three of their players have been released.

Aaron Goode, veteran of 304 appearances, has been joined in the ranks of the departed by Claudiu Vilcu and Tom Collins.

But Paul Rodgers on loan from Chelmsford City has now signed a permanent deal with the K’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Surrey’s schools are considered ineffective at providing social care to children at risk

That’s according to a new OFSTED review which shows inspectors have consistently found shortcomings since 2014.

The report refers to “weaknesses in managerial oversight at all levels” that allows malpractice to go unchallenged.

Lib Dem cllr Chris Botten says “doing more of the same won’t put things right; imagination and innovation are urgently needed”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Levi Bellfield's lawyer claims the serial killer was offered money to confess to two murders by the man who's in prison for them

Yesterday Michael Stone's legal team said they had a confession - which proved their client is innocent of the killings in Kent in 1996.

Bellfield had already been convicted for three murders in south west London including Milly Dowler on her way home from school in Walton in 2002.

Both men are being held in the same jail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

CCTV images have been released following an attempted robbery at Osterley station



It happened on Monday 20th November at around 2.55pm when a man was attacked by a group of men who had been travelling on the same train as him.

The 21-year-old was punched in the face and pulled to the floor by the men who threatened to stab him if didn’t hand over his phone.

A member of station staff intervened and was also pushed before the group eventually left the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte charged with misconduct by the FA

It's after being sent to the stand during last night's Premier League win over Swansea.

He apologised to officials afterwards - after getting frustrated with what he called their opponents' timewasting.

Conte's got until 6pm on Tuesday to respond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

420 new school places are available at a school in Hounslow after a £15m expansion project

Wellington Primary School opened a new building on Church Meadows to support the anticipated growth in pupil numbers.

The new facilities include a brand stand-alone sports pavilion and library.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

Wisley has responded to plans to upgrade the A3 close to its world famous gardens

A consultation to expand the Wisley Interchange where the A3 meets the M25 was launched last December.

The traffic hotspot sees 96,000 cars every day.

The original proposals involved felling 500 trees to make way for an extra lane on the busy bypass.

Chief Horticulturalist Guy Barter says the new proposals are good news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Crystal Palace news

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says they're lucky to have such passionate fans, but the trouble at Brighton shows a small number are taking it too far.

The Premier League club says it'll ban anyone involved in trying to force their way into this week's game on the south coast without a ticket which left two stewards injured.

Turnstiles were closed for security reasons leaving some supporters who'd already paid outside.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Twickenham is one of the worst areas in London for courier fraud

£750,000 has been lost across the capital in the last 15 weeks.

Areas also highly targeted include Westminster, Ealing and Hillingdon.

Most of the victims are in their 70, 80s and 90s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Complex heart surgery procedures at the Royal Brompton hospital in Chelsea will be allowed to continue

They had been under threat of closure because they were not meeting the new standards.

The services are for people born with heart problems, such as holes in the heart.

NHS England says it has changed its mind about axing the services following a public consultation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Kingston’s Lib Dem MP doesn’t think the Mayor’s London plan is feasible

Sadiq Khan’s document sets out plans for higher density housing, more tower blocks and more affordable housing.

Under the plans, Kingston will have to build 1,300 homes every year for the next five years.

But Ed Davey says the Conservative run council should be compulsory purchasing land to build truly affordable homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Croydon Council paid out over £40,000 in compensation after a child got a splinter from a park bench

It’s emerged Croydon Council paid out over £40,000 in compensation after a child got a splinter from a park bench.

Figures obtained by the Evening Standard show the youngster needed surgery after the incident.

1,600 claims have been made against the council since 2014, costing a massive £6 million.

A spokesman told the Standard “while the figures shown for each case were paid out by the local authority, not all of it was direct compensation to the claimant.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Fly tipping in Croydon has dropped by just over 20%

Fly tipping in Croydon has dropped by just over 20%.

Figures from the Council show there were 11,800 cases from April to October this year.

Almost every ward saw a drop with South Norwood, Ashburton, Woodside and Selhurst seeing the biggest reductions .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Wandsworth received the tenth largest amount of rat complaints over the last 3 years

Wandsworth received the tenth largest amount of rat complaints over the last three years out of 29 London boroughs.

According to the London Assembly, the council received nearly 8,000 complaints, however Tower Hamlets received the most at 30,000.

The report urges businesses and councils to work together to improve awareness and cleanliness in their areas.

Kingston was amongst the lowest ranking boroughs, with only 200 complaints since 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Croydon grime star offers to perform at the next royal wedding.

Stormzy says he'd like to perform at next year's royal wedding.

The grime star made the offer to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after collecting a hat-trick of Mobo awards last night.

He says he hasn't had an invite from the Palace yet, though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

£30,000 worth of prosthetics have been stolen from a woman from Wandsworth

Moped thieves have stolen prosthetic limbs worth £30,000 from a widow.

The specially made legs were taken from Victoria Mulligan’s car in Fulham on Sunday.

The theft took place between 2:30 and 4:30pm on Kings Road.

The Wandsworth resident’s leg had to be amputated after a speedboat accident that killed her husband and daughter.

Mrs Mulligan has issued a desperate appeal to get the legs back. Anyone with any information should contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A teenager from Ashford has been for almost 3 years

For causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

19-year old Charlie Davies was found guilty, following the hit-and-run in Kingston Road in Staines.

Matthew Carter was left on the pavement after being hit from behind in March, he was airlifted to hospital, but not found to have life-
threatening injuries.

After the collision, Davies fled the scene, abandoning his blue Mercedes at Cobham services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Two men have been cleared of murdering Quhey Saunders at the Cobham Services

The 20-year-old died after being injured with a plasterer's whisk during an incident at the service station on June 26th this year.

Simon Baker and Mikey Coyle from Barnes were both found not guilty of his murder at the Old Bailey yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Wandsworth is one of the London boroughs that has seen house prices drop in the last year

London is falling behind other cities in the UK for house price growth, with postcode in Birmingham and Edinburgh topping the list.

House prices across London have slowed in the past year as buyer affordability has hit its limit.

Other areas of West London to see prices drop include Chelsea Wharf and Ladbroke Grove.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Kingston's first literary festival taking place in the town

A number of special reading events are taking place across Kingston this month as part of the Children’s Literary Festival.

The aim is to get youngsters to pick up a book.

Four readings will take place in the Bentall Centre on Saturday by authors including children’s favourite Olaf Falafel.

Kirsten Henley is CEO of festival organiser Kingston First.



Sat 2nd of Dec

Olaf Falafel
Doodles and Scribbles
Katherine Webb
Lotte Moore
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Richmond Council stands United against Heathrow expansion

Richmond council stands united on anti-Heathrow expansion following a cross party motion.

On Tuesday councillors rejected proposals to expand Heathrow airport, opting for Gatwick as their preference for expansion instead.

They say that Gatwick will have far less of an impact on air quality, congestion and quality of life.

They also claim that Heathrow expansion would cost taxpayers as much as 15 billion pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Harlequins to make history next March

Harlequins say their ambition is to make history by hosting the biggest ever crowd at a women’s club match.

It comes as Harlequins Ladies renew their historic rivalry with Richmond FC at the Twickenham Stoop next March.

The fixture will take place just two days after International Women’s Day and Harlequins are standing for parity and equality in the sport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Train companies may have to manage their own trains and tracks

Train companies may soon have to manage their tracks as well as their trains.

Transport secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling unveiled the move as part of the government’s plans to fix Britain’s railways.

East coast mainline will be the first to adopt the new model, starting in 2020.

The minister also announced that he may be re-opening some lines which have been closed since the 1960s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 am  

Chinese officials visit Surrey to learn about roads

A delegation of Chinese officials have visited Surrey to learn about how the county manages its roads.

As China plans to unite Asia under the $900bn ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, they are paying more attention to transport than ever.

The delegation discussed the key challenges facing Surrey’s road network, such as funding and safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

UPDATE: Serial killer who struck in Hampton and Walton confesses to two more murders

Lawyers say that serial killer Levi Bellfield has given a detailed confession to the Chillenden murders.

They say new evidence could link him to the killings of Lin Russell and her six-year old daughter in Kent.

He’s currently serving two life sentences after being convicted of three South West London murders, including Millie Dowler in Walton in 2002.

Michael Stone is currently serving time for the crimes but has always maintained his innocence and has fought a legal battle to clear his name.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 pm  

New Malden clothing brand owner is fired!

In the Apprentice tonight, Bushra Shaikh from New Malden has been axed from the show.

The 34-year old clothing brand owner insists she was ‘stitched up’ by fellow contestant Sarah Lynn, who is thought to have thrown her ‘under a bus.’

There are now 7 contestants left, trying to impress Lord Sugar.

But Bushra has said it won’t be the last we see of her, and she would consider reality TV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 pm  

Chelsea beat Swansea at Stamford Bridge tonight

A goal from Toni Rudiger tonight helped Chelsea to win at home to Swansea City.

Antonio Rudiger scored his first goal in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

The final score was 1-0 to The Blues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Chelsea lead 1-0 to Swansea at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have scored their first goal of the match, to put them in the lead at home to Swansea tonight.

Antonio Rudiger headed the ball into the goal, following a corner 10 minutes into the second half.

It's his first goal in the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Apprentice contestant from Chessington tells us who has 'what it takes'

We’re due another shock in the boardroom when The Apprentice returns to our TV screens tonight.

There are still 8 candidates left, but only 5 episodes left.

Last week saw the first triple eviction of this series, with Anisa Topan one of the three shown the door.

The Fashion PR Agency Owner from Chessington gives us her tips on who she thinks will become Lord Sugar’s business partner.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Mitcham man pleads guilty to arson and manslaughter

A man from Mitcham has pleaded guilty to manslaughter following the death of a man in Ilford.

37-year old Adil Mahmood pleaded guilty to arson and manslaughter of 54-year old Hassamand Etakkal.

In the early hours of 29th May, the Fire Brigade were called to a car on fire in a carpark and the man was found lying unresponsive a few feet from the car.

Mahmood was arrested in Croydon at the beginning of June and has now been remanded for psychiatric reports and will be sentenced in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

Chelsea manager speaks ahead of tonight's game

Premier League champions Chelsea aim to continue their good form at home to Swansea tonight.

They're unbeaten in five top flight games - but still trail leaders Manchester City by eleven points.

Chelsea play ten matches in all competitions before the end of the year.

Manager Antonio Conte says that means he'll be rotating his squad.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Murderer Levi Bellfield who's convicted for three murders in South West London has supposedly confessed to two more

Lawyers acting for a man who's in prison for two murders claim serial killer Levi Bellfield has confessed to them in detail.

Michael Stone has been convicted twice over the deaths of Lin and Megan Russell in Kent in 1996.

His legal team claims to have new forensic evidence, as well as a confession from Bellfield.

Bellfield had already been convicted for three murders in south west London murdered Milly Dowler on her way home from school in Walton in 2002.

Michael Stone's sister, Barbara, says it offers hope:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Police appeal for information after Egham crash

Police are appealing for information after a crash in Egham last night left two people seriously injured.

A grey mini cooper left the road and hit a tree on Wick Lane just after 11.

Two passengers in their early twenties sustained serious injuries and were taken to St George's Hospital.

A third person has been arrested for having no driving licence, no insurance, failing to report a collision and failing to provide a breath sample.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Wisley Interchange to undergo redevelopment

Highways England is pressing ahead with plans to modernise the Wisley Interchange.

The junction, next to the world famous gardens, sees over 96,000 drivers daily.

The project will cost £175 million and involves widening the A3 from three lanes to four.

The original plans proved controversial because they involved taking land away from Wisley.

Highways England says it’s working to mimimise the environmental impact and another consultation will take place early next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Grime artist Stormzy could pick up more awards to add to his growing collection tonight

The Croydon born rapper has been nominated for five MOBOs including Best Male, Best Grime Act and Best Album.

He is also up for Best Song and Best Video.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Mauro Dirago talks to Jackie News about his new album "Rewind"

A singer songwriter from Kingston has teamed up with Boy George for his latest album.

Mauro Dirago has released Rewind, which includes the single King of Kings which features Boy George.

Mauro has also collaborated with 80s singer Kate Robbins for one of the tracks.

He explains how the album came about.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

It's claimed new evidence could link serial killer Levi Bellfield with two more murders

Lawyers for Michael Stone, who's serving life sentences for killing mum and daughter Lin and Megan Russell, say they have new information.

They'll hold a news conference later, and say they want it tested by the Court of Appeal.

Bellfield is in jail for the murders of Milly Dowler in Walton, Amelie Delagrange in Twickenham and Marsha McDonnell in Hampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Epsom's MP avoids questions over Brexit

The government's insisting talks are continuing over the Brexit divorce bill, although it's understood an agreement's close to being finalised.

The financial settlement is thought to be between 40 and 50 billion pounds.

It's significantly more than many ministers had wanted to pay, although it should pave the way for the start of trade talks.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling isn't getting into the details.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

New evidence expected to emerge could link serial killer Levi Bellfield to the Russell murders

Known as the bus stop killer because he followed his victims in his car as they boarded buses, Levi Bellfield is currently serving two whole life terms.

In 2011, he was convicted of abducting and murdering 13 year old Milly Dowler as she walked home from school in Walton in 2002.

By then he’d already been convicted of three other attacks in south west London.

These included the murders of Marsha McDonnell in Hampton and Amelie Delagrange in Twickenham.

It’s widely believed by detectives that Bellfield is responsible for numerous other crimes dating back to the 1980s.

Michael Stone was found guilty in 2001 of the murders of Lin and Megan Russell in Kent in 1996.

The young family had been walking home from a school swimming gala when they were attacked and murdered.

Only the eldest daughter Josie, survived the attack.

A panel of experts were given access to all case files to re-examine evidence in a BBC investigation broadcast earlier this year.

They concluded there was still no forensic link to Stone and it was likely another man was at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Chelsea attempt to stay in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City tonight

They take on struggling Swansea at Stamford Bridge.

They trail City by eleven points, but are on a run of five top flight games unbeaten.

Boss Antonio Conte says keeping that form going after a tricky start to the campaign is his main objective.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced rail lines that were closed in the 1960s could be reopened

The Epsom and Ewell MP wants to identify which routes would boost the economy, encourage house building and ease overcrowding.

It's one idea that forms part of the Government's rail strategy which is out today.

Bruce Williamson, from the campaign group Railfuture, backs it:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Police in Sutton have launched a manhunt



Officers are on the search for two men, Frank Dickson and Kye Stevenson.

The pair are wanted on recall to prison for failure to comply with the terms of their licence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Sex crimes committed by adults in a position of trust are increasing in Surrey

In total, 35 crimes have been recorded between July 2013 and June this year, according to the NSPCC.

Position of Trust laws apply to professionals such as teachers and care staff.

But the government have also announced plans to extend the criteria to sports coaches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Police are appealing for help to find a missing man from Feltham



51 year old Thomas Moore.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

The Apprentice returns to our screens tonight

Last week saw the first triple eviction of the series.

Anisa Topan was axed alongside two others following a task that mostly saw them collecting dog mess.

The Fashion PR Agency owner from Chessington was told she was too “giggly” to be in business.

The effervescent Anisa dropped in to the studios to update Jackie's Lucy Mayer on her time on the BBC show, and tell us exactly what she thought of the Lord himself.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Kingstonian try to make progress in FA Trophy

Kingstonian are in FA Trophy action this evening when they travel to Heybridge.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 am  

Sex crimes by trusted adults in Surrey on increase

Sex crimes committed by adults in a position of trust are increasing in Surrey.

In total, 35 crimes have been recorded between July 2013 and June this year, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Position of Trust laws apply to professionals such as teachers and care staff.

But the government have also announced plans to extend the criteria to sports coaches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Retail tycoon Ashley poised for raid on Brixton Village

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley is poised to snap up Brixton Village and Market Row in a deal worth 30-million pounds.

According to property sources the retail tycoon is the frontrunner to buy the site which is home to 140 retailers and restaurants.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Railway station development manager wins an award

South Western Railway’s station development manager has won the prestigious Cycle Champion award.

It recognises the progress made by the rail industry and associated organisations towards encouraging integrated cycle-rail travel.

Steve Smith has worked over the last 10 years to improve facilities for passengers at stations.

His achievements include the delivery of an additional 1,400 cycle spaces and eight new hubs in areas such as Woking and Ewell West.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

Wallington Christmas Lights switch on

Tom Brake and hundreds of residents have kicked off the holiday season with the Wallington Christmas lights switch-on.

The celebration which took place on Friday saw the winner of this year’s 20th annual Christmas card competition George Wallace-Ottmann formally switch on the lights.

Mr Brake the MP for Carshalton and Wallington said ‘the event marks a special time each year for all residents to celebrate the joys of the Christmas season’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Croydon Tram Link suspended earlier today

The Croydon Tramlink had to be suspended earlier after an elderly women drove onto the tracks.

Police were called to the Sandilands stop to take the vehicle off the tracks.

Trams were suspended for one hour; the woman was uninjured.

Sandilands is the same stop where 7 people died after a tram came off the tracks in November last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Driver from Tolworth is jailed

A driver’s been jailed for 5 years after a high speed crash on the A3 at Tolworth which caused the death of his girlfriend.

Luke Williams reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Children's services shortlisted in Richmond and Kingston

An organisation brought in to run children’s services in Richmond and Kingston, has been shortlisted for an award.

Achieving for Children was established in 2014 after Kingston’s children’s service received an “inadequate” Ofsted rating.

AfC is owned by the two councils and also Maidenhead in Windsor.

It has been shortlisted in the categories of Best Children’s Services and Best Delivery Model at the 2018 LGC Awards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Plans are afloat to restore a two mile stretch of the River Crane in Richmond and Hounslow

The Crane Valley Partnership is embarking on the ambitious project between the Duke of Northumberland and Cole Park Island.

The project would replace the bare concrete channel, hidden from view, with a more natural river full of plants, fish and wildlife.

It would also see an accessible riverside path installed all the way from Kneller Gardens to Northcote Nature Reserve.

The proposals are going out to public consultation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has apologised for the long waiting times experienced by children seeking mental health support

Last month, Jackie News reported on how some youngsters were having to wait up to 7 months to get access to CAMHS.

The trust says it is sorry for the “distress” caused and is addressing the issues raised by campaign group Healthwatch Surrey.

It will have to report back in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea has been named the second best area for disadvantaged children and young people in the country

The State of the Nation 2017 found there is a “postcode lottery” for social mobility, rather than a north-south divide.

London contains two thirds of the so-called hotspots, and there are no cold spots in either London or Surrey.

Westminster was found to be the best area, while West Somerset was found to be the worst.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A councillor in Sutton has died after a long illness

Adrian Davey, Lib Dem Councillor for Stonecot Ward since 2010, died peacefully at St Raphael’s Hospice last Friday.

Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Coucnil, said he “cared passionately about mental health and improving lives”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The family of a young soldier who died at Deepcut army barracks in Surrey has won a High Court action for a fresh inquest

The original hearing recorded an open verdict.

It’s after 17 year-old Private Geoff Gray was found with two gunshot wounds to his head in 2001.

He was one of four young soldiers to die of gunshot wounds at the barracks between 1995 and 2002.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Greenway works on Tolworth Broadway will not finish today as planned

The finish date has been delayed until Friday.

More work has been taking place on the Greenway, which was dug up last month in order to re-introduce a pedestrian crossing.

The works have been causing long delays at all times of the day over the last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Chelsea Ladies will now take on Yeovil Town on Saturday

The sides were originally due to face each other on Sunday.

Kick off is at 6pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Man jailed for killing his girlfriend in crash at Tolworth



A warning has been issued to motorists about speeding after a man was jailed following a high speed crash on the A3 which caused the death of his girlfriend.

The crash happened near Tolworth on the northbound of the A3 in the early hours of March the 22nd and killed 24-year-old Maria Jimenez Montero.

25 year old Nick Tay from Guildford pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by driving an uninsured vehicle.

He was sentenced to five years in prison and disqualified from driving for four and a half years and will need to take an extended re-test.

An investigation by the Force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit revealed that Tay was driving at 110mph, in the 50mph zone, when the crash happened at 1.20am.

The vehicle, a Peugeot 206, crossed both lanes, hit the central reservation and rebounded back towards the grass verge and rolled, at which point Ms Montero was thrown from the vehicle.

Witnesses told officers that the Peugeot had driven past them at high speed before the collision several.

Examination of the vehicle by officers suggested that the front passenger seatbelt was locked in position, indicating that it was not being worn at the time of the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

A horse has been rescued from a river in Chertsey

Fire crews were called to Abbey Chase Farm yesterday morning after the Shire horse wandered into the water and became stuck.

A specialist animal rescue unit from Painshill managed to get the animal out of the river without injuring it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman in Egham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman in Egham.

It happened in Mullens Road yesterday morning and the man made off in the direction of Rhodes Close.

He’s white, in his mid 20s, 5ft 4, stocky, with ginger hair and a goatee beard with hair along his jawline.

He was wearing a navy blue workman’s fleece and a dark woolly hat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Jackie's Steve Mowbray tries his hand at singing for Choirs With Purpose

Sir Paul McCartney is backing a UK wide group of choirs to make it to Number 1 this Christmas . . . with one of his own songs.

Choirs With Purpose is a super choir made up of a number of charity choirs.

They’ll be singing “We all stand together” otherwise known as “The Frog Chorus” with Michelle McManus taking the lead vocal.

Britain's Got Talent magician Jamie Raven and Jackie's Steve Mowbray are part of the Anstee Bridge Choir.

They are patrons of the Kingston based project which helps young people re-engage with education through creativity.



To find out more about Choirs With Purpose, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Kingston is trying to forge better business links with Korea

New Malden, in the borough, is home to the most densely populated area of Koreans outside of South Korea.

A new agreement has been signed by Kingston Council and Korean business officials from Jinju province.

The document will act as a commitment to forging links in trade and investment opportunities.

Jinju Province is a significant player in the aerospace and car manufacturing industries and is renowned for its silk production.

The signing of the document is the first that Jinju has formalised with any Chamber of Commerce in Europe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Has the Croydon cat killer struck again?

The remains of a cat found on the roof of a car in Northampton may be the work of the Croydon cat killer.

The case has been passed onto the Metropolitan Police who are leading the investigation into the serial animal murderer.

Earlier this month the killer was linked to the brutal deaths of five rabbits in Kent.

The suspect is described as a man in his 40s with short brown hair, who dresses in dark clothing and wears a headlamp or carries a torch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Over 100 items including 17 shot guns have been handed in at police stations across Surrey as part of a national arms surrender

Over the past two weeks, people have been taking their unwanted guns and ammunition to drop off sites.

Surrey’s haul includes 37 rifles and 20 pistols.

Officers will examine all items handed in, and any linked to crime will be kept as evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Will the roadworks on Tolworth Broadway finish when they're supposed to?

Roadworks on Tolworth Broadway are meant to finish today.

More work has been taking place on the Greenway, which was dug up last month in order to re-introduce a pedestrian crossing.

The works have been causing long delays at all times of the day over the last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Police have issued another appeal for a vulnerable man missing from Streatham



69 year old Clive Mason was last seen in October leaving the Tir Na Nog public house in Garrett Lane in Wandsworth.

Clive is a white, 5ft 9ins, of large build with grey balding hair and has conditions that require medication.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Kingston pupils fight "fouling" in the local area

Pupils in the local area are fighting back against littering and dog mess by launching a poster campaign.

Pupils at St Agatha’s Primary School met with their local Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith before launching the campaign.

The winning posters by the pupils will be printed and displayed around the local area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

A teenager was stabbed in Kingston Vale last night

A teenager was stabbed in Kingston Vale last night.

Police were called to Robin Hood Way at 11.30pm and found a 17 year old boy with a stab injury to the chest.

London Ambulance Services were already at the scene and then took him to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

No arrests have been made and police enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 am  

A review of community pharmacies in Croydon is under way

A review of community pharmacies in Croydon is under way.

The Council says it’s to ensure that they provide the necessary services.

Everyone is invited to take part in the consultation.

The feedback will be used amongst NHS providers to shape the future of the services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 am  

Monday, 27 November 2017

Twickenham's Olympic runner Mo Farah in the running for TV sports award

Twickenham’s Mo Farah is in the running for the BBC Personality of the Year award.

It’s marking an exciting month for the four-times Olympic runner who received his knighthood at the Palace on November the 14th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

Man wanted for questioning by Hounslow police


Hounslow police have issued an appeal over a man they want to question.

There’s a picture of Amari Roberts-Menzies here.

If anyone sees him they should not approach him but should ring 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Hundreds have been contacted by police investigating allegations of child sex abuse at a children's residential home in Woking

Police say they have spoken to more than 200 people to "identify victims and witnesses".

The investigation centres around a home known as Kinton Approved School and the Oaks Centre in Mayford.

It’s focussing on the time period between the 70s and early 2000s.

Police said 17 people have been arrested or interviewed under caution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fly-tipping in Tolworth now extending on to residential roads



Residents in streets off the notorious Broadoaks, are now reporting fly-tipped rubbish on a regular basis.

This photo of building / household waste was sent to us by a person living in Hamilton Avenue, which runs parallel to Broadoaks.

It has allegedly been there for four weeks, even though the council waste removal teams travel down the residential street on a weekly basis.

Broadoaks, which is a trade route that runs behind the main A240, has been the victim of fly - tipping for over 20 years, with rubbish like mattresses, building rubble and furniture dumped on a regular basis.

Kingston Council says it is unable to act because Broadoaks is a private road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

Part of a reclamation workshop in Hanwell has been destroyed by fire

The blaze broke out on Trumpers Way in Hanwell last night.

The first floor of a two storey portable accommodation unit was completely destroyed by the fire.

A small part of an adjoining single storey garage was also damaged in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is accidental due to water leaking into electrical equipment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A business owner from Twickenham has been found guilty of blue badge fraud

Officers observed a Mr Hugill using a stolen badge to park for free outside his premises in Cornwall Road.

He was given a 12 month community order with a condition he complete 100 hours unpaid work.

He was further ordered to pay the Council £500 in costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Two of Britain's top surgeons have called on NHS England to save paediatric heart surgery provision in Chelsea

Heart transplant pioneer Sir Magdi Yacoub and cancer surgeon Lord Darzi say ending congenital heart disease surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital would be a "disaster".

Under an NHS England review, this type of surgery will end at the hospital.

The Royal Brompton is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK.

It works with the children's unit at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, less than half-a-mile away on the Fulham Road.

However, the Royal Brompton hospital fails to meet new national guidelines for paediatric heart surgery, which require all children's services to be "co-located" on a single site.

A decision will be announced on November the 30th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

New Malden is apparently the safest town to live in in England according to new research

It’s come top in a survey by insurance comparison website A Spokesman Said.

However, the report only looked at 12,000 home insurance claims across the UK in the last 9 months.

Claims ranged from incidents such as house fires, storm damage, burglary and burst pipes.

New Malden boats less than 1 claim per every 100 people.

Homeowners also have some of the highest premiums in the country at £295.

This is thought to be down to that fact they have some of the most
expensive average house prices on the website’s list at over £559,000.

Slough came in a close second.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea Council has the second largest surplus from parking fees and fines in England, according to research

The study by the RAC says councils nationwide make over £800m from parking operations, with Kensington and Chelsea making £32.1m.

However, Westminster Council made over double that amount.

The Local Government Association says the money is spent on essential transport projects.

Also in the top ten were Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

We're set for another Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their first appearance since announcing their engagement

The couple posed for photos and the actress showed off her ring, which was designed by the fifth in line to the throne.

It's been confirmed they got engaged earlier this month and will marry next spring.

These people were at Kensington Palace hoping to catch a glimpse of them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

A shop in Ewell has been damaged after a ram-raid late last night

The group of men wearing balaclavas stole the shop’s cash machine.

A number of officers, including armed police, carried out a search but could not locate any suspects.

However, a red Mitsubishi 4x4 believed to have been involved was found abandoned nearby.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A United Airlines flight has made an emergency diversion to Heathrow

The plane, en route to New York from Munich last night, made the unscheduled stop after several passengers reported feeling unwell.

The cause of the passengers’ illness is under investigation and the plane has been taken out of service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Surrey has been named the second ever White Ribbon County

Surrey has been named the second ever White Ribbon County for its commitment to tackling violence against women and girls.

The campaign asks supporters to spread a message of equality and respect, and to never remain silent or condone acts of violence.

The award entitles organisations to training and campaigning guidance and access to a network of other holders to promote fundraising and awareness.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro said that strong partnerships between agencies are crucial in tackling domestic abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

A restaurant with a difference has been named one of the top in the country

A restaurant with a difference has been named one of the top in the country.

The Clink, which operates out of High Down prison in Sutton, has appeared on a TripAdvisor poll.

Inmates there cook and serve the food, and guests have to go through a screening process in advance.

The unusual restaurant chain operates out of a number of prisons nationwide; others also appeared on the poll.

The Clink Brixton beat the likes of Michael Roux Jr's Le Gavroche, to come third on the list, which features over 18, 000 eateries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Police ask for witnesses after a distraction burglary in Molesey



Police are appealing for help to catch a man suspected of carrying out a distraction burglary in Molesey.

Two men entered the property in Kent Road in August through the side gate.

The homeowner confronted one man while the other stole cash and jewellery.

One man from Addlestone, was arrested and has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Fernando Alonso finished 9th at season ending Abu Dhabi GP for Woking based F1 Team McLaren-Honda

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes team-mate Valterri Bottas did an "amazing job" to beat him to first place at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Briton, who'd already sealed the title, had to settle for second.

Championship runner-up Sebastian Vettel finished third for Ferrari.

Woking based McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso got among the points finishing ninth.

He and teammate Stoffel Vandoorne finished 15th and 16th respectively in the drivers’ championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

QPR look to snap losing streak

There’s a London derby in the Championship this evening when Queens Park Rangers take on Brentford at Loftus Road.

Rangers will hope to snap a three match losing streak.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 am  

Investigations continue after injured man found in Epsom

A man remains in hospital this morning in a critical condition after being found injured in a road in Epsom on Saturday morning.

The 36-year-old was found by a member of the public lying in the middle of Miller Place just after 5am.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Cobham school development goes ahead

A planning application for a major development at a Cobham private school has been approved by Elmbridge Borough Council.

Feltonfleet School, which is within the green belt, applied to erect several new buildings on their grounds.

The development will include a "digital technology and art hub" as well as a two-storey music building.

Several buildings, including the Keith Leighton Memorial Hall, will be demolished to make way for these new developments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 pm  

Domestic abuse figures in London show increase in reports and fall in spending

Domestic abuse accounts for one in ten of all offences recorded in the capital, according to a new report.

The London Assembly commissioned the report. They’ve called on the government to create a register of convicted domestic abusers.

Their figures show there has been a 15% increase in domestic abuse victims from 2014 to 2016, with four in 10 survivors repeat victims.

Meanwhile the report also shows a 38% fall in spending by London boroughs on domestic abuse services between 2010 and 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Have your say on Richmond's pharmacies

People in Richmond are being asked for their views on the borough’s pharmacies.

The Council is consulting residents so it can in turn advise the NHS on how best to run them.

Under the microscope are pharmacies where prescriptions and medication can be picked up and purchased.

Stop smoking services also fall into the category.

The consultation excludes pharmacies at hospitals, or where you might by beauty products.

You can have your say by clicking here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

New trees for St Helier

New trees are being planted in St Helier around Charing Cross as part of the Future St Helier pedestrianisation project.

The Department for Infrastructure says it will add a fastigated oak in a planter behind the toad sculpture.

They will also remove two nearby lime trees due to sap falling on pedestrians and staining clothing.

They’ll be replaced with a fastigated oak and a cherry tree at the junction of Castle Street and Charing Cross.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Residents urged to have their say as Surrey County Council search for potential landfill sites

Surrey County Council says it will work to protect the county’s countryside while searching for potential landfill sites.

Residents are being urged to have their say on the new 15-year draft plan.

The aim is to scout out areas of the county that could be used to house landfill waste from businesses and households.

This plan is an updated version of the one agreed in 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

Kingston man charged with voyeurism

A man has been charged with voyeurism following the illegal installation of a hidden camera in a coffee shop in Vauxhall.

Anthony Dines from Kingston was arrested in New Malden on Wednesday.

He will appear at Camberwell Magistrates Court on Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Hounslow residents to be given chance to quiz council members

The people of Hounslow will get the chance to quiz council members at an event on Thursday night.

They’ll get to put questions forward on a range of topics including rubbish collection, parking and business rates.

It’s taking place at the Music Room in Spring Grove House from 7pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

Feedback on new consultation for Twickenham Riverside published


Feedback from residents who took part in a new consultation on Twickenham Riverside has been published.

Richmond Council has been consulting on the plans for more than 2 years.

The feedback has revealed that there is still concern surrounding proposed building height and parking on the Embankment.

The council has decided to take on further, separate studies, into traffic management.

A revised planning application for the riverside will be submitted next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Hounslow Council withdraws some rights from developers

Developers will no longer be allowed to turn houses in Hanworth into multiple flats.

Hounslow Council is withdrawing rights which allow owners to change the use of a house without planning permission.

The decision has been taken because many of the house in Hanworth were built in the 30s and don’t suit such changes.

The Council also says it’s against developers and landlords reaping “massive rental income from very small flats in converted houses”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Richmond Music Trust Concert set to take place in December

More than 60 young musicians will come together at Clarendon Hall for the Richmond Music Trust Concert.

The Festive Brass concert is now in its seventh year and will raise money for the Mayor’s charities.

The concert will take place on Sunday 10th December at 2.30 pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Two GP practices set to return to Weybridge following fire in July

Two GP practices that were displaced following the Weybridge Hospital fire in July will be returning to the site on December the 5th.

Around 20 temporary buildings have been moved on to the former hospital site to accommodate the Rowan Tree and Church Street GP practices.

A Lloyds pharmacy will also be returning at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Ford applies to run shuttle buses in Wandsworth

Car maker Ford has applied to operate shuttle buses in Wandsworth.

It’s asking TfL for a permit to launch its Chariot Commuter Service along six routes in the capital, with the borough being one of them.

The ‘Wandsworth Wanderer’ would run from Riverside Quarter in Wandsworth to Clapham Junction.

The ‘Battersea Bullet’ would run from Battersea Park to Kennington.

The service already operates in four US cities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Sutton woman who allegedly claimed to be Grenfell Survivor has case adjourned

A woman from Sutton who allegedly claimed to be a survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire in an attempt to obtain £10,000 in victim funds has had her case adjourned.

Joyce Msokeri from Ambleside Gardens appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Friday.

She was due to enter pleas on five counts of fraud and one count of having a false identity document.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

The Temperate House at Kew Gardens reopens in the spring following a massive restoration

The Temperate House at Kew Gardens reopens in the spring following a massive restoration.

The Grade I listed building is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world.

It houses some of the rarest and most threatened temperate plants on the planet.

Sandra Botterill with Kew Gardens explains why it's so exciting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Officers are appealing to the public for help after a critically injured man was found lying in the street in Epsom

Officers are appealing to the public for help after a critically injured man was found lying in the street in Epsom.

The 36-year old man was found in on Miller Place which is off Sherwood Way, shortly after 5am this morning.

He was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition. The road has been cordoned off while an investigation continues.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Sherwood Way or Horton Lane between midnight and 5.30.

Anyone who saw or heard anything should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Feedback from residents who took part in a new consultation on Twickenham Riverside has been published

Feedback from residents who took part in a new consultation on Twickenham Riverside has been published.

Richmond Council has been consulting on the plans for more than 2 years.

The feedback has revealed that there is still concern surrounding proposed building height and parking on the Embankment.

The council has decided to take on further, separate studies, into traffic management.

A revised planning application for the riverside will be submitted next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Kingston MP Ed Davey voices concerns about the borough

Kingston’s MP says he’s worried the borough is about to lose its status as one of the safest in London.

Lib Dem Ed Davey, who regained the seat at the general election in June, says funding cuts to the police budget are to blame.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

A security guard has been arrested at Heathrow after 7kg of cocaine was seized

A security guard has been arrested at Heathrow after 7kg of cocaine was seized.

The 30 year-old man from Southall was detained on Thursday in a terminal 5 toilet alongside a 37 year-old accomplice.

The 37 year-old had recently come back from Colombia.

Another man was arrested in the arrivals area of the terminal, while a fourth man was arrested after a search at a property in east London.

All four remain in custody and are being questioned for drug importation offenses.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Family of woman who died in Tooting 'taking a selfie' have paid tribute to her

The family of a woman, who died trying to take a selfie in Tooting, have paid tribute to her.

Toni Kelly plunged to her death while apparently photographing herself.

She suffered a serious brain injury and died two days later in hospital on November 14.

Her parents and sister Stacey, who lives in Melbourne, are understood to have flown to London following her death.

Her aunt has said that “Toni was a happy, sweet, caring young lady full of life and her parents are devastated beyond words.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

Kingston's Debbie McGee back to her best on Strictly

Kingston’s Debbie McGee was back on form last night in Strictly, picking up 38 points for her Argentine Tango.

She suffered a disappointing week last week in Blackpool, where she saw off Jonnie Peacock in the dance-off.

But the 59 year-old came back and wowed the judges, with Craig Revel-Horwood declaring he wished he could dance like her.

After coming third in the Paso-Doblathon, she sits second on the leaderboard, behind Holby City actor Joe McFadden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Conte satisfied with Chelsea response

Willian came off the bench to earn Chelsea a 1-all draw at Liverpool in the Premier League yesterday afternoon.

He scored in the 85th minute - not long after coming on as a substitute.

The champions are eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

Boss Antonio Conte's satisfied with how they recovered from going a goal down.

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