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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Brexit talks move onto next stage and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge causes anger


A day after Brexit talks moved on to life in transition, the possible terms of that deal are causing division.

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge and Chancellor’s been accused of 'appeasement' for suggesting the UK could still follow EU rules during an implementation period.

Philip Hammond's remarks have been met with concern by Eurosceptic MPs.

Political correspondent Beth Rigby says Theresa May's facing a challenge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

Chelsea are second in Premier League after win today

Chelsea are now level on points with second placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

They beat Southampton 1-0 at home after a free kick from Marco Alonso.

Boss Antonio says his side should have won by more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

UPDATE: Fifth driver found after Wandsworth woman dies in 'hit and run'

A 29-year old woman from Wandsworth who died after being hit by two lorries and two cars in a ‘hit and run’ was hit by fifth car.

Police originally thought there were only four vehicles involved in the collision on Norwood Road in Tulse Hill on Monday morning.

After days of inquiries, CCTV analysis and interviews with a number of witnesses who saw what happened., they identified a fifth driver, who also failed to stop.

They are keen to speak to anyone who was travelling from the South Circular junctions going to wards Brixton Hill junction between 6.30 and 7am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Kingston-born Debbie McGee misses out on lifting glitterball trophy

Debbie McGee, who was born in Kingston has missed out on lifting the glitterball trophy in Strictly Come Dancing.

She was beaten by former Holby City actor Joe McFadden and his partner Katya Jones, who were crowned the 2017 champions.

At 42, Joe is the oldest champion in the show’s history, and he was decided the winner of the 15th series by a public vote.

Tonight, Debbie danced to ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ and ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

MP for Runnymede and Weybridge has caused a stir with Conservative MPs

The Chancellor and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge Philip Hammond's comments on Brexit transition proposals have sparked anger among some Conservative MPs.

Tory backbencher Peter Bone's one of those expressing concern over a suggestion that the UK may still follow EU rules during that period.

He says Mr Hammond must accept what the UK voted for in the 2016 referendum.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

Debbie McGee in Strictly final tonight

Kingston-born Debbie McGee is taking part in the final of Strictly Come Dancing tonight.

The former Tolworth Girls' student is up against Gemma Atkinson, Alexandra Burke and the bookies favourite, Joe McFadden.

The winner should be announced just before 9pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

UPDATE: Five drivers traced after Wandsworth woman dies in collision

Police say they've now traced five drivers that may have been involved in a fatal collision in Tulse Hill at the beginning of the week.

A woman, originally from Poland, died after being struck as she crossed a road in Norwood Road on Monday morning.

A post-mortem examination found the 29 year-old from Wandsworth had suffered multiple injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Wimbledon plunged into League One drop zone

Crystal Palace have continued their steady progress under manager Roy Hodgson.

They secured their first away win this season with a 3-nil victory over 10-man Leicester at the Kingpower Stadium.

Chelsea beat Southampton 1-nil at Stamford Bridge.

In the Championship, QPR won 2-1 at Birmingham, Fulham lost 1-nil at Sunderland while Brentford and Barnsley finished goalless at Griffin Park.

In League One Wimbledon were plunged back into the relegation zone after a 4-nil thumping by Wigan at Kingsmeadow.

In the FA Trophy Woking were surprised 2-nil by Maidenhead.

Sutton beat Truro 1-nil at Gander Green Lane while Hampton & Richmond Borough drew 1-all with Heybridge at the Beveree Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Man jailed for drug dealing offences in Surrey

A prolific drug dealer from London has been sentenced to 5 years and 8 months in prison for drug dealing offences in Surrey.

Twenty-six-year-old Abubakur Guthmy, from Hackney, was stopped and searched while driving on Kingston Road, near Ewell, on November 2nd.

A search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Kingston's singing detective returns to the airwaves


A singing detective who started his career in Kingston will be featured on national TV this week.

Seb Valentine conducts the Blue Light Orchestra - the only orchestra which features performers from the emergency services in the UK.

Mr Valentine met singer Michael Ball on the set of A Night for the Emergency Services.

He says making music with like-minded workers makes their jobs easier:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Weybridge MP and Chancellor meets Chinese VP

The Weybridge MP and Chancellor Philip Hammond is welcoming the chance of stronger links with China on trade.

But a 17 billion deal with Beijing would fall short of what Britain trades through the EU.

Mr Hammond has met the Chinese Vice President in his two day visit.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

New public Wi Fi hubs are approved in Wandsworth

A new communications service has been given the go ahead in Wandsworth.

Five obsolete phone kiosks are being replaced with two digital ultra fast multi-media hubs in Northcote Road.

These will provide free calls, internet access and a charging point for mobile phones.

Digital screens will also display local maps, weather and transport information.

An application has also been approved for identical station at a site in Garratt Lane.

A further 17 hubs are planned across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 am  

Hounslow starts a street clean up

Hounslow council is getting tough on grime.

It’s launched the first phase of a large scale cleaning programme which will see an improvement to 400 roads in the borough.

They’ll be targeting streets that could benefit from a deep clean as they’ve missed out on scheduled cleaning for lack of access.

It starts in the west of the borough and will involve cleaning, graffiti removal, tackling overgrown vegetation and removing fly tipped waste.

Residents are asked to avoid parking in areas where notices are displayed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Friday, 15 December 2017

Harlequins have suffered a fourth straight defeat in the rugby union's European Champions Cup

They were beaten 52-24 by Ulster - who kept up their push for a place in the quarter-finals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

67% of children in London passed their SATs in reading, writing and maths – outperforming the rest of the country

That’s according to the Department for Education.

Results also revealed that London had fewer failing schools than any other region.

Richmond, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham were among the top 5 performing local authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

Sutton Council has granted planning permission for works to install step-free access to Carshalton Station

Back in 2014 over 330 people supported a campaign for the development led by Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake.

Speaking on the council’s decision to approve the planning application Brake says he welcomes the news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has been warned that he could be dropped to the bench if he doesn’t start scoring soon

The club-record 27-million pound signing is yet to score in 12 appearances this season.

Manager Roy Hodgson says the striker needs to up his game:



Palace are at Leicester in the early kick-off tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

There will be extended access clinics in north-west Surrey over the Christmas and New Year period

The extended access will be available from the 22nd of December until the 8th of January.

People in the north-west of the county will also have access to the two walk-in centres in Woking and Ashford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 pm  

Prolific drug dealer from Hackney sentenced to prison

A prolific drug dealer from Hackney, has been sentenced to 68 months in jail after he was convicted of drug dealing offences in Surrey.

Abubakur Guthmy, a 26 year old, was stopped shortly before 6pm on Thursday the 2nd of November, when officers from the Operation Viking Team pulled over the Toyota Avensis he was driving on the A240 Kingston Road in Ewell.

During a search a number of items including a knife, cash, two mobile phones, a set of scales and a cigarette box containing a substance suspected to be cannabis were seized.

PC Elliot Hartley from the Operation Viking Team in Reigate, said: “I hope this sends a message to drug dealers that if you peddle drugs in Surrey, you will be arrested. We won’t tolerate this kind of criminality.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Fulham police appeal for two men in connection with knife-point robbery

Police in Fulham have today released two CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a knife-point robbery.

Both are believed to be part of a group involved with pushing over a woman, before taking her bank cards, which were then used for many transactions in the Fulham Broadway and Portobello Road area.

The suspects are described as men, aged approximately 18 years old.

The suspect wielding the knife is described as a light skinned black man, around 5ft 10ins tall, clean shaven and wearing a hooded top/jacket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Man from Chiswick sentenced to eight years in jail after two incidents involving elderly women.

A man from Chiswick has been sentenced to jail for eight years after targeting two elderly women in separate incidents.

Andrew Alexander, 37, of Sutton Lane South, Chiswick was found guilty at Kingston Crown Court today of the burglary of an 87-year-old woman and the robbery of an 84-year-old woman.

When arrested, Alexander was found in possession of property stolen from the first victim.

His arrest occurred shortly after the second incident, after leaving evidence at the scene that identified him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Tooting residents group concerned for local wildlife

A group of residents from Tooting have expressed their concerns about a school’s plans to light up their sports pitch.

The Friends of Tooting Common have written to Streatham and Clapham High School about its plans to floodlight the pitch.

They have serious concerns about the impact of increased light pollution on wildlife, including the considerable bat population.

At least five species are known to roost on the Common.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Croydon grime star visits children in hospital as Father Christmas

Stormzy and Idris Elba played Father Christmas as they dished out presents to children at an east London hospital.

The actor and the Croydon grime star donned the iconic red outfit and white beard at Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals.

The pair made their way around the wards and posed for selfies with the patients as they handed out some early Christmas presents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

CCTV images released to help find the drivers involved in the hit and run death of a woman from Wandsworth



The investigation into the death of a woman from Wandsworth continues.

The 29 year who will be formally identified later today, was killed in a hit and run on Monday in Tulse Hill.

Police have now released CCTV images of two vehicles they wish to trace, one a white heavy goods vehicle and a black car.

Two of the drivers involved have been identified but police continue to appeal for witnesses and for two other drivers to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Kingston Council is offering up to £3000

Fundraising initiatives which will benefit the community.

Projects will need to use an official crowdfunding platform.

There will be an ‘introduction to crowdfunding’ meeting tonight at the Kingston Quaker Centre.

Councillor Hugh Scantlebury says he’s pleased to be supporting projects that deliver a “real benefit for the borough’s residents”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A 53-year-old man from Ottershaw has been reunited with his long-lost family

All through sharing a photo on social media.

Jonathan Mainwaring thought his father was an orphan with no family, but relatives of his dad saw his photo on Facebook and reached
out.

It turns out that Jonathan, and his sister Elaine’s dad had three-half-siblings that had been searching for their older brother for years
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The family of a woman from Wandsworth killed in a hit and run has flown in from Poland to identify her

The 29 year old died at the scene of the incident in Tulse Hill just before 7am on Monday.

Two drivers have been arrested in connection with her death; two others remain untraced.

The victim, from Poland, had been living in Wandsworth. She’ll be formally identified today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Police are hunting a group of men spotted fighting in New Malden this lunchtime

Officers were called to the High Street just before 14:00, but found no trace of the suspects.

There were no arrests and no reports of any injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

The stolen ashes of two children returned to Richmond family

Police say they have found the ashes of two children, which were stolen during a burglary in Richmond earlier this week.

They had issued an appeal for information about the container, which was thought to have been mistaken for a jewellery box.

Three men have been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

New Malden’s police counter closed today

The hub at the CI Tower is being decommissioned as part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans.

He is closing a number of counters across London in a bid to save £165 million.

Officers say Kingston Police Station in the town centre will remain open 24/7.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Kingston Council says it will continue to monitor a number of houses in Burlington Road in New Malden

It follows a complaint of overcrowding.

A council spokesman says it’s the first complaint of its nature since 2012.

The Council says it will take any necessary enforcement action to ensure the properties meet with health and safety legislation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Harlequins have made six changes to face Ulster in the European Champions Cup tomorrow night

Danny Care and Chris Robshaw are out with concussion, with Joe Marler also out with a knock.

Ian Prior starts at scrum-half and Dave Ward captains the side.

Quins’ hopes of reaching the quarter final ended last weekend with defeat against Ulster at the Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police hunting four drivers in connection with a hit and run in Tulse Hill have traced two of them

A 29 year old woman from Wandsworth was killed in the early hours of Monday when she was struck by a lorry on Norwood Road.

The driver failed to stop at the scene.

She was then struck by a second lorry and two cars, none of those drivers stopped either.

The 49 year old driver of the first lorry has been questioned under caution.

The 52-year-old driver of the second car involved in the collision was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

He was taken into police custody and subsequently released under investigation.

The victim’s family is in the process of flying in from Poland to formally identify her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Today’s most wanted on Croydon’s Badvent Calendar is Paul Shields

Each day throughout December, the borough’s police force is publicising a different person wanted in connection with a crime.

The 48 year old is wanted in relation to an assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

There's going to be a special programme marking what would have been Sir Bruce Forsyth's 90th birthday

The BBC says the hour-long show will have music, dance, entertainment and comedy at its heart.

It will be filmed at the London Palladium on February the 21st then shown on TV at a later date.

Sir Bruce died at his home in Virginia Water in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Wimbledon’s MP Stephen Hammond has defended his decision to go against the government in the latest Brexit commons vote

He’s one of 11 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the government to legally guarantee a vote on the final Brexit deal.

He was sacked as a party Vice-Chairman as a result.

Mr Hammond says the PM still has his support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Made in Chelsea star wants to engage more young people in politics

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! winner Georgia Toffolo says she wants to use her fame to encourage young people to engage more with politics.

The reality star was crowned Queen of the jungle on Sunday.

She's told ITV's This Morning that she thinks younger people find it hard to relate to politicians as there's "a lot of snobbery and people are a lot older".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Grenfell Tower survivors and victims' families have been joined by members of the emergency services and royalty for a national memorial service

Six months after the fire in North Kensington, the 71 people who died have been remembered at St Paul's Cathedral.

The Bishop of Kensington spoke at the service, broadcast by the BBC.

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council didn't attend "at the request of families".

The Right Reverend Dr Graham Tomlin said that night in June changed the lives of all affected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

New American Embassy building completed in Nine Elms



Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia was invited to speak at an event to mark the completion of building work at the new American Embassy in Nine Elms.

The embassy will not be formally opened until the New Year but a special architectural event has been hosted.

The US Government’s decision to relocate its embassy from Grosvenor Square to the Nine Elms district of Battersea has been widely hailed as recognition that this part of the borough is poised to become London’s most vibrant new business and leisure destination.

As well as the new embassy, tech-giant Apple is also moving its UK headquarters and around 3,000 staff to new offices at Battersea Power Station, while the Nine Elms regeneration as a whole is expected to create 25,000 new jobs and thousands of new homes including around 2,400 new affordable homes.

It is Europe’s biggest regeneration project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Over 40 MPs from London are walking the beat with the Met Police today and tomorrow.

Walk the Met aims to bring MPs and assembly members closer to the extra demands placed on officers over the Christmas period.

The MPs include Twickenham’s Vince Cable, Wimbledon’s Stephen Hammond, and Croydon Central’s Sarah Jones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have been remembered at a national memorial service

Some survivors spoke at the service, broadcast by the BBC.

Members of the emergency services who helped those caught up in the fire also attended, along with senior Royals including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince harry.

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council stayed away, however.

The St Paul's Cathedral choir sang a song from the musical 'West Side Story' as schoolchildren scattered green hearts in memory of the 71 people who died in the blaze in North Kensington in June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

A cat has “miraculously” survived after being shot with an airgun in its back garden in Thornton Heath

A cat has “miraculously” survived after being shot with an airgun in its back garden in Thornton Heath.

Louie, a five-year-old black cat, suffered a multitude of injuries in the attack earlier this month.

His owner Kirsty Grieve told the Evening Standard he was “lucky to be alive” after he recovered from a successful operation in hospital.

The RSPCA is now appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard the attack in Parchmore Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Grenfell service of remembrance starting

Princes William and Harry are joining victims' relatives and emergency services involved in the Grenfell Tower fire for a national memorial service.

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council will not be attending.

Elizabeth Campbell broke her leg on Monday.

She was travelling between two meetings in central London when she lost her balance in a doorway.

It is understood she suffered a spiral fracture, breaking her leg in two places.

Six months after the disaster, the 71 people who died are being remembered at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Wimbledon’s Conservative MP was one of the casualties of yesterday’s Brexit vote

Wimbledon’s Conservative MP was one of the casualties of yesterday’s Brexit vote.

Stephen Hammond has been sacked as a vice-chairman of the Party after he rebelled against the Government.

He voted in favour of Dominic Grieve’s amendment seven, to ensure MPs have a “meaningful vote” on the withdrawal deal.

That’s in stark contrast to what he had to say to us in May, when he said the PM had his full support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

A family business that rose from the ashes of the Croydon riot flames, is gearing up to celebrate its 150th birthday

On Saturday, Reeves Furniture Store will throw open its doors to loyal and new customers for a family celebration.

The burning building became a symbol of the riots that engulfed London in August 2011.

Owner Trevor Reeves tells us it’s pure hard work and determination that means they can celebrate this milestone birthday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

MP for Epsom and Ewell insists the focus should be back on the Brexit talks

The government admits it's disappointed to be defeated in the Commons on a key piece of Brexit legislation.

Some Conservatives rebelled in a vote last night - which means MPs will now get a vote on the deal agreed with the EU.

Cabinet minister and MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling insists the focus should be back on the Brexit talks - rather than parliamentary process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Young artists and their families have enjoyed a special afternoon tea in Richmond this week

It’s after children were asked to design Christmas cards for the Mayor.

Six children and their parents were invited to the Mayor's Parlour after having their designs chosen from over 450 entries in the
borough.

They sat down to tea with the mayor and her deputy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A £10,000 reward has been put up to help catch the killers responsible for the fatal stabbing of a man near Wandsworth Common

24 year old Abdullah Hamima was stabbed in the heart during a heated argument with a group of men on the 25th April.

He was a passenger in a grey car with two other men, before his vehicle stopped in Melody Road near the junction with Quarry Road.

He was one of three people fatally wounded in Wandsworth this year, alongside 17-year-old Mahamad Hassan and 21-year-old Malachi Brooks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Hounslow Council to clamp down on alcohol abuse in public places


People in Hounslow found committing anti-social behaviour as a result of the misuse of alcohol in a public place could be prosecuted.

It’s after the council decided to introduce the Public Space Protection Order.

Anyone found in an inappropriate use of alcohol could receive a penalty notice of £100 and if not paid a fine up to £1000 or prosecution.

Restrictions are also being introduced on the use of unauthorised motor vehicles in Feltham Park to tackle anti-social use of mopeds around the park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am  

Rail workers at two companies to strike over Christmas

Rail workers at two companies are to stage a strike over Christmas and New Year.

It comes as members of the RMT at Greater Anglia and South Western Railway are in dispute over guards and safety.

Both companies are to walkout for 24 hours with the RMT on the 27 December and South Western Railway on 31st of December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

Wimbledon MP is dismissed from his role as Tory Vice Chairman

Conservative rebels are claiming to have "taken back control" of the Brexit process following the government's first defeat in the Commons.

An amendment, calling for a "meaningful" vote for MPs over the final withdrawal deal was approved, by a majority of just four votes.

The prime minister sacked the Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond from his role as Tory vice chairman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A 23-year-old man has been found guilty of terrorism offences at Kingston Crown Court

Mijanul Haque was stopped at Heathrow Airport in 2016 where officers seized his phone and found images and material related to Daesh.

They also found WhatsApp messages from Haque to his contacts sharing propaganda videos and online sites encouraging acts of terrorism.

He is due to be sentenced next Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 pm  

A confectioner from Croydon is through to The Apprentice final

Sarah Lynn, who owns a sweet company that provides products for retailers and corporate clients, survived the infamous interview round.

The 35-year-old has made it to Sunday’s final alongside James White where they will be battling for Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man who received over £10,000 by conning prospective tenants has been convicted of fraud

Between 2015 and 2016 James Bennett advertised rooms for rent at four different properties including one in Tooting.

The 32-year-old took holding deposits of up to £725 each from people in need of accommodation.

In each case he didn’t have permission to rent out the rooms and was in the process of being evicted.

Bennett, who did not attend trial, was charged with 17 offences in his absence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond has been sacked as Conservative vice chairman

It’s after the government suffered its first Brexit defeat in the Commons when MPs voted to give Parliament the right to have a say on any final exit deal.

The amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill passed by just four votes.

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve tabled the modification and says he felt he had no choice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

Detectives say they've traced two of the four drivers involved in a hit and run which killed a woman from Wandsworth

The 29-year-old was struck as she was walking over a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill on Monday morning.

Police are still looking to speak to two other drivers and anyone who may have seen what happened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A man has been charged with drink-driving following a collision in Knaphill yesterday evening

The 63-year-old had been driving a silver Hyundai on Anchor Hill when he collided with another vehicle.

The other driver suffered minor injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

A couple who own a block of flats in Waddon have been found guilty of failing to comply with a demolition enforcement notice

The flats were found to not have been built in accordance with the planning permission granted by the council.

Derek and Susan Stansbury, who live in Pimlico, appeared at Croydon Crown Court last Thursday.

The couple bought the block of flats at an auction from the previous owner, who had also ignored the demolition enforcement.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Rail strikes on two operators have been announced which will affect people travelling over the Christmas period

The RMT union says its members working for South Western Railway will strike on New Year's Eve in a row over the role of guards.

Meanwhile, those on Greater Anglia will walk out on the 27th of this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

Hounslow Council is implementing new initiatives to control development in the borough

New guidelines for people wishing to make house extensions and alterations were agreed at a cabinet meeting last night

And organisations seeking to change the use of office land or buildings will now have to submit planning applications.

Lead Councillor Steve Curran says it’s to ensure the local economy keeps the work space that it needs, and to keep house extensions appropriate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

AFC Wimbledon has secured permission to start building a new stadium

AFC Wimbledon has secured permission to start building a new stadium.

Construction will take place in Plough Lane, replacing the Wimbledon Greyhound stadium.

The development will also pump £1.5million in economic benefits to the Merton borough.

These include health provisions, transport links alongside long-term employment opportunities at new stadium.

Merton Council leader, Stephen Alambritis says it’s ”an historic moment”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A box containing babies ashes has been stolen in a burglary in Richmond



A box containing twin babies ashes has been stolen in a burglary in Richmond.

The box was stolen alongside items of jewellery at some point between 2 and 5pm on Monday.

Detective Constable Rejinder Chana has called it a ‘heartbreaking ordeal’ and said the box is of no value to those who stole it.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

A hospital radio presenter has completed a mammoth task just swimmingly

A hospital radio presenter has completed a mammoth task just swimmingly.

Dave Goodings, who broadcasts to patients at the Royal Marsden in Sutton, has broken the record for the longest underwater radio show.

He managed to beat the previous record of 5 hours 6 minutes, by doing 5 hours 22 minutes.

The 23 year old has volunteered at the site since 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Kingston has become the first borough in the capital to roll out free WiFi 24/7

Kingston has become the first borough in the capital to roll out free WiFi 24/7.

Council bosses say it’s in anticipation of the introduction of 5G.

People in town centres will be able to access the internet free of charge by typing in a special login name.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

BA moves to revamp pension plan

British Airways has pulled the plug on a lucrative pension plan amidst fears over its black hole.

The Heathrow based airline will shift staff on its 30-year-old final salary scheme into a defined-contribution plan in April next year.

Figures revealed the plan, called the New Airways Pension Scheme, had a £3.7-billion black hole prompting concern at the UK flag carrier about the gaping deficit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

MP Tom Brake wants medical transport services review

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake wants a government review into transport services for elderly people travelling to and from medical appointments.

A survey done by charity Age UK found 1.45 million people over the age of 65 reported having great difficulty getting to hospital for appointments.

Mr Brake said “Poor transport should never be the reason an individual can’t make it to the hospital or has their recovery delayed.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Chelsea boss is pleased with a win for the club

Chelsea are level on points with Manchester United in the Premier League - after a comfortable win at Huddersfield.

Antonio Conte's side came out on top 3-1.

The champions' boss says it's a satisfying night's work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

Crystal Palace manager reacts over tonight's win

Crystal Palace are out of the Premier League's relegation zone.

They scored twice in the last few minutes to beat Watford 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Manager Roy Hodgson says their belief helped them snatch the three points.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

Chelsea and Crystal Palace both get three points tonight

In Football tonight, Chelsea have gone level on points with second placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

The Blues won 3-1 at Huddersfield.

Crystal Palace are out of the relegation zone - after they scored two late goals to win 2-1 against Watford - who finished the game with 10-men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Inquest reveals motorcyclist from Egham was 'over the limit' when he died

An inquest into an Egham motorcyclist's death has heard that he was over the limit for alcohol when he crashed near Newlands Corner.

56-year old Grahame died from neck and head injuries at the scene of the collision on the A25 Shere Road in May this year.

Mr White who was born in Englefield Green had drunk a few cans of Guinness the night before his journey to Box Hill.

He ‘ tried to overtake a car ahead of him' and collided with a blue Toyota Estima.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Burst water main in Chertsey and Balham causes chaos

A major route in Chertsey has been closed all day today due to a burst water-main.

The pipe in Bell Bridge Road iced over overnight, causing it to split.

Police on scene earlier say the route had become dangerous.

A main also burst on Balham High Road, causing delays for drivers throughout today, although it remains partially open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Chelsea and Crystal Palace scores at half-time

Chelsea are on course to go level on points with second placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

They're 2-nil up at Huddersfield at half-time.

In other football, Crystal Palace are 1-0 down at home to Watford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Speaker of the House of Commons addresses survivors of Grenfell Tower disaster

The Speaker of the House of Commons has described the Grenfell Tower fire as a "grotesque tragedy."

John Bercow was addressing bereaved families and survivors at an event in the Houses of Parliament to mark the six-month anniversary of the disaster in North Kensington.

Earlier - the families asked the Prime Minister to intervene in the inquiry - and make sure community advisors are appointed:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Three-week-old baby dies after lorry crash in Croydon

A three-week-old baby girl has died in a car crash in Croydon after her mother became distracted when her sat-nav fell from the windscreen.

Ruth Kareem-Komalafe died in hospital the day after her parents smashed into a lorry.

The family were on their way to register Ruth at a GP surgery, as they had just registered her birth in Croydon.

The father had taken her out of the car-seat as she was hysterically crying, after the crash they found her in the foot well behind the passenger seat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

Surrey Police is warning of the consequences of violent behaviour after a man was sentenced for a brutal attack in Old Woking



18 year old Connor Richardson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten months in a Young Offenders Institute earlier.

The offence happened on Easter Sunday at The Crown & Anchor pub just after 11.30pm.

CCTV from earlier in the evening showed a verbal altercation between Richardson and his victim.

Later that evening, whilst in the smoking area, Richardson threw a single punch towards the victim, making contact with his face.

The punch left the victim with injuries to his cheekbone and nerve damage to his face which required surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Chelsea travel to Huddersfield tonight

Chelsea will be hoping to get back on track this evening after Saturday's shock Premier League defeat to West Ham.

Antonio Conte’s team travel to the John Smith’s Stadium tonight to play Huddersfield Town and are hoping to close the gap in the table.

Gary Cahill says Huddersfield have played very well at home, proving difficult for some big clubs, but has said The Blues need to be at their best.

Kick off is at 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Man missing from Hounslow for two days


A man has been missing from Hounslow since Sunday, and police are growing concerned.

There is a picture of Stephen Henderson on out twitter feed – Radio_Jackie.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has any information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Giuseppe Toni Mascolo, the 'Toni' part of Toni and Guy hairdressing chain, has died aged 75.

He was born in Italy and established the first of the famous salons in Clapham in 1963 with his brother Guy.

The company went on to achieve global success influencing scores of celebrity trends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Grenfell Tower inquiry update

Relatives of those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire have handed in a petition to Downing Street asking for changes to an inquiry into the tragedy.

It's being led by former High Court judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, but local residents want more diversity among those looking into what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Michael Gove has announced proposals for 5 year jail terms for animal abusers on a visit to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

MPs are debating the proposed new Animal Welfare Bill in Parliament today.

It includes banning wild animals in circuses and third party puppy sales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Hit and run victim identified as woman from Wandsworth

Police are hunting four drivers after a woman was left dying on a pedestrian crossing in the middle of a busy street in Tulse Hill.

The 29 year old victim from Wandsworth was hit by two lorries and two cars in the suspected hit-and-run just before 7am yesterday.

She died at the scene.

Paul Reardon runs a charity shop nearby.

He says it's a notorious area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

New mum from Croydon shares the benefits of breastfeeding in the hope of encouraging others to try it

Public health officials are offering new mums shopping vouchers to get breast feeding rates up.

A pilot scheme has been trialled in parts of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, leading to a 6% increase.

About 10,000 new mothers in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire were offered up to £200 in vouchers as an incentive.

They gave mums a "lift" and helped them feel part of a network, the Sheffield University-led study found.

New mum Emily from Croydon says breast feeding can be daunting, but so rewarding.

This is her story.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Children in Richmond are teaching their parents how to protect themselves from air pollution.

The Cleaner Air 4 Schools project is designed to educate youngsters and raise awareness of the problem.

Three schools in the borough are currently taking part in the initiative.

They’ve already been assessed by the Council’s Air Quality team.

The assessment included measuring pollution levels in the classroom and the playground.

The scheme also actively encourages children to raise awareness of the issues they have learned about.

In particular, youngsters are urged to ask their parents to walk to school instead of drive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man’s been charged following a crash in Croydon which killed a 16 year old girl

39 year old Stuart Abbs is accused of failing to stop and failing to report the accident on July the 2nd.

Nicole Davis died and 6 other teenagers were injured in the incident in the early hours in Pixton Way.

Abbs is next due in court on the 30th of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A discussion on ending homelessness in Croydon will take place tonight

People from organisations including the Council and charity Crisis, will meet to decide how best to tackle the problem.

They’ll seek to implement a scheme called “Housing First”, an initiative already in place in countries like Finland.

It aims to give rough sleepers accommodation first, before working out what other support is needed after.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Animal Welfare Bill being debated in Parliament

Proposals for a new Animal Welfare Bill are being in Parliament today.

Ministers came under fire last month for voting to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU Withdrawal Bill.

But MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith says the current EU Sentience law actually damages animal welfare rather than protects it.

He says we need our own animal rights laws.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has called for areas to become baby friendly spaces that support breastfeeding

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is calling for areas to become baby friendly spaces that support breastfeeding.

Tom Brake is backing UNICEF UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative, that comes after showing alarmingly low breastfeeding rates in the UK.

He says it’s “essential” that every woman feels “encouraged and supported.

Tom’s constituency office will be displaying a sticker confirming women are welcome to breastfeed in his office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A vulnerable man has gone missing in Wandsworth

A vulnerable man has gone missing in Wandsworth.

80 year old Reginald Lowe suffers from dementia and is partially sighted.

He left a care home near Battersea Park at 11pm last night and is not believed to be dressed for the weather.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A Leatherhead based wildlife charity says it’s sad to see animals being used in real life Nativity plays

A Leatherhead based wildlife charity says it’s sad to see animals being used in real life Nativity plays.

Wildlife Aid rescues and rehabilitates sick and orphaned animals across Surrey.

It says it is disappointed to see that several towns across the UK have taken to using animals in their Christmas events.

It says it cannot condone the move and is asking councils to take more control.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Best places to live in Surrey

Woking, Epsom and Worcester Park are in the top 5 when it comes to the best places to live in Surrey.

That’s according to property technology company OneDome who use seven factors to rank locations.

These include rating the transport links, education facilities, safety and lifestyle and nightlife.

The top spot went to Guilford which has also regularly been voted in the top ten places to live in the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am  

Have your say on the Heathrow Expansion

Time is running out to have your say on Heathrow expansion.

The Government’s second consultation finishes a week today.

Its recommendation, to meet airport capacity demand in the South East, is to create a third runway at Heathrow.

Anti - expansion campaigners say airports such as Gatwick should be expanded, as Heathrow poses the biggest environmental threat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

A suspected drug dealer has been evicted from his council flat in Battersea


It’s after a police raid in May last year uncovered a cannabis factory and a loaded firearm.

Mark Quintyn was formally evicted from the address in Odger Street after officers found 16 cannabis plants, a loaded gun and cash.

He pleaded guilty to four offences and is currently serving 5 years behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Monday, 11 December 2017

A former headteacher from Croydon has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in the 1970s

John Coatman admitted assaulting the teenager on three occasions after Christian youth group meetings at his home.

The victim told police how he turned to Coatman for support after being bullied at school but then found himself being abused.

The 75-year-old also faces being stripped of the MBE he received from the Queen for his work at St Andrew's Church of England High School in Waddon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Kingston University’s Big Read Project has won the Outreach Initiative of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards

The ‘Big Read’ helps new students adapt to campus life by giving them the opportunity to all read the same book.

Judges praised the project’s “inclusive and welcoming nature” in such “a large and diverse institution”.

This year’s novel ‘My Name is Leon’ tells the story of a 9 year-old boy growing up as a mixed-race child in the care system in the 80s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Croydon council has outlined plans for the borough’s future as a ‘smart city’

A new programme is aiming to drive a greater digital connectivity in order to help businesses in the area.

Other proposals include using alleviating travel disruption with new technology.

Councillor Mark Watson says the programme is the “first step” for Croydon to become a “world-class digital city”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

There was major disruption earlier for South Western passengers

It’s after a lineside fire broke out between Clapham Junction and Waterloo, causing more than 50 cancellations.

South Western Railway is advising passengers not to travel to or from Waterloo as the disruption is due to last until the end of the day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is urging the government to put a freeze on train fares

Southern Rail will increases fares by 3.4 % from January the largest increase for 5 years.

Mr Brake says it’s ‘a kick in the teeth’ for commuters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Heathrow has apologised to travellers after mass disruption at the airport

It says its operating three quarters of flights today, following knock on effects of cancellations because of snow yesterday.

Heathrow is thought to be the worst affected of all the London airports.

Cancellations vary from airline to airline based on the location of crews and the ability to de-ice aircraft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea have been handed a tough draw in the last-16 of the Champions League

They'll need to get past five time European champions Barcelona if they're to progress to the quarter-finals.

But boss Antonio Conte wants his team to approach the tie without any fear.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A flat in Brentford has been damaged by fire

The blaze broke out in the property in Great West Road in the early hours of this morning.

21 people were evacuated from neighbouring properties but no injuries are reported.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two men have been jailed for an acid attack in Fulham



The victim, an 18-year-old man, suffered serious burns to his face and neck following the incident in Fulham Palace Road in April.

21 year old Antaeus Coutain and 24 year old Mikhail Prince have been handed 6 years behind bars.

Prince was also found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon and ABH to a woman, who had been near the victim when the acid was thrown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to protect their houses against burglary this Christmas

Advice from the council recommends checking locks on all doors, windows, sheds and bikes.

16% of burglaries have been defined as insecure, where windows or backdoors have been left open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The snow is still causing problems for passengers at Heathrow

This morning, it was estimated 200 flights would be cancelled, displacing some 15,000 travellers.

The airport, which is the worst hit in London, is asking people to check before heading to the airport.

A Heathrow spokesperson said:

“Some flights at Heathrow are disrupted today, however the airport remains open and is operating three-quarters of scheduled flights.

Before coming to the airport, passengers must check their flight status with their airline.

If the status of your flight is cancelled, please do not travel to the airport.

The safety and comfort of our passengers is always our first priority and we are working closely with our airlines to ensure affected passengers are looked after.

We apologise to those whose travel has been impacted and regret the inconveniences that have been caused.

Flight cancellations vary from airline to airline based on the location of their aircraft/crews and their ability to de-ice their aircraft.

Knock-on effects from yesterday’s weather lead to the joint decision by airlines, NATS and Heathrow to cancel some flights today in advance.

Heathrow operates at 98% capacity and cancelling flights in advance gives passengers accurate information ahead of time about their flights, helps airlines consolidate flights and introduces gaps in the schedule to ensure remaining scheduled flights can depart with minimal disruption for passengers".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea will play Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League

Unlike their London rivals, Tottenham won their group but it didn't help them in the draw, they'll face last season's finalists Juventus.

Manchester United are up against Spanish team Sevilla, Liverpool play Porto and Manchester City take on Swiss side Basel.

Holders Real Madrid face Europe's big spenders Paris Saint-Germain.

In the Europa League, Celtic will play Zenit Saint Petersburg in the last 32 while Arsenal faces a tie against Swedish club Ostersunds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

There’s an outbreak of Norovirus at Teddington Memorial Hospital

One of its bays in the Pamela Bryant ward, has closed as a result, as well as two side rooms.

Visitors are being asked to stay away; the vomiting bug is highly contagious.

Anyone who has to go to the hospital is also being reminded that alcohol rub won’t kill the virus, only soap and water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Police bail man in connection with murder in West Molesey

A 21-year-old man from Thornton Heath was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the murder of Janet Moore.

He has now been bailed until the 27th of December.

Police received reports of shouting and a car speeding off in Dunstall Way in the early hours of November the 26th.

Officers discovered 54 year old Janet Moore from Esher, in the Hurst Pool car park. She died in hospital six days later.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that might help officers is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45170131601.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Fire crews were called to Epsom High Street this morning after a woman was trapped under wooden sheeting

Fire crews were called to Epsom High Street this morning after a woman was trapped under wooden sheeting.

The crew were called at around 9.10 and left 25 minutes later.

Ambulances and police were also called.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Hundreds of people turned up to show support for the restoration of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday

Hundreds of people turned up to show support for the restoration of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday.

Hanworth Park House is at risk of falling down if urgent repair work is not completed.

Owner Gary Cottle has previously tried to build houses on the site to fund restoration, yet the council opposed this as it lies on the green belt.

A 166 bedroom hotel was fully consented for the site, but the council refuses to sell the land despite it being previously agreed to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Over 400 people turned up in support of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday that’s at risk of collapse

Over 400 people turned up in support of a historic house in Hanworth on Saturday that’s at risk of collapse.

Local residents and councillors were taken around Hanworth Park House by the owner and a local support group.

It’s estimated to need around £10-12m in restoration costs.

Homes were originally proposed to be built on the site that would fund restoration costs, but this was blocked by the council due to its green belt status.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Croydon Central has been named the fifth most popular library in the country

Croydon Central has been named the fifth most popular library in the country.

Nearly a million people visited the library last year, although leader Birmingham had over 1.6 million through the doors.

It's estimated councils in Great Britain cut spending on public libraries by £66 million last year.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy says expenditure fell for the seventh year in a row.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Police have released an image of a man suspected of a sexual assault in Wandsworth



Police have released an image of a man suspected of a sexual assault in Wandsworth.

The 40 year old woman was approached by a man while working at a residential home who asked if he could use the toilet, then entered the home and assaulted her.

He is described as a white male, aged about 25 to 35 years old, with very short hair and a tattoo on his neck of the name 'Logan.'

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Harlequins slump to third Champions Cup loss

Harlequins’ hope of reaching the European Champions Cup quarter finals are over after a third straight defeat.

They lost 17-5 to Ulster in their Pool 1 game at the Twickenham Stoop.

Exeter's perfect record in the Cup is gone - after an 18-8 loss to Pool 3 leaders Leinster at Sandy Park.

Wasps went down 49-29 to Pool 1 leaders La Rochelle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Prison Ombudsman to investigate Max Clifford's death

An investigation is to be held into the death of disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford.

The 74-year-old from Hersham collapsed at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire where he was serving an eight year sentence for historical sex offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am  

Grenfell Tower disaster inquiry starts

The first stage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster in North Kensington is due to begin later.

It won't start taking evidence until the New Year, but information will be provided about its intended time-frame and structure.

One important issue for survivors and relatives is what happens to the building itself.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Two men have been arrested suspected of kidnapping a man in Croydon

Two men have been arrested suspected of kidnapping a man in Croydon.

The kidnappers subjected a 24 year old man to 50 hours of abuse.

This included his keys being taken and his parents’ home burgled.

He escaped after being taken to a cash machine where his captors waited in the car to avoid being seen on CCTV.

Detectives are still looking for two other men involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm  

Hanworth Park House, at risk of falling down

An historic house in Hounslow is at risk of falling down if efforts are not made to save it.

Hanworth Park House opened in 1802 and has since been a hospital in world war one and an aviation centre.

Plans have been made by the owner to build houses on the site to fund restoration , but these have been blocked by the council due to its green belt status.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

A historic mansion in Hounslow is at risk of falling down

A historic mansion in Hounslow is at risk of falling down if efforts are not made to restore it.

There have been plans made by the owner of Hanworth Park House to build homes on the site to raise funds for restoration, but these have all been rejected by the council due to its green belt status.

Richard Griffiths, leader of a campaign to save the house, says it doesn’t have long left.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Are you smarter (more eager at read) than a 3-4 year old?


Youngsters in Richmond are proving reading is very much alive and well.

They’ve made their way through 66,000 packs of books since the year 2000.

The literature has been gifted to them by charity BookTrust as part of the Bookstart scheme.

Under the scheme, two packs are handed to children: a baby book pack for 0-1 year olds and a treasure book pack for 3-4 year olds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

21 y/o arrested on suspicion of murder


A 21 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a women from Surrey.

At the time of the incident, police received reports of shouting and a car speeding off on Dunstall Way in Molesey at around 4AM.

Janet Moore from Esher was run over in Hurst pool car park in West Molesey last weekend.

The 54 year old died in hospital six days later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

The Chancellor and the Defence Secretary have been reprimanded by the Prime Minister

The Chancellor and the defence secretary have been reprimanded by the Prime Minister after a blazing row over military cuts, according to the Sunday Times.

The two had to be broken up by George Hollingbery, the prime minister’s private parliamentary secretary.

Philip Hammond, MP for Runneymede and Weybridge, has been the subject of a leak, allegedly by the defence secretary, that said he’d been banned from RAF flights after the treasury failed to pay a six figure sum.

The money has since been paid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

People in Hammersmith and Fulham are being urged to make their gardens more wildlife friendly

The Council’s Biodiversity Commission is set to unveil its report with recommendations for how to enhance wildlife levels in the borough.

It says there are still things that can be done even if residents don’t have a garden or only have a small patch of green space.

These include putting a bird feeder up at a window or creating a water hole on a tiny patch of grass to attract creatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Merton Council has been chosen as one of nine councils to pilot a food waste initiative

Merton Council has been chosen as one of nine councils to pilot a food waste initiative.

Launched by Resource London, it’s an EU-funded scheme.

The aim is to encourage people to eat more healthily and reduce the amount of food they throw away.

It will also encourage them to recycle inedible parts using the council’s free, weekly food waste recycling collection service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Lib Dem Assembly Member has spoken about Croydon Tram Crash

A Liberal Democrat Assembly Member has commented on the report into the Croydon Tram Crash, which was released this week.

Caroline Pidgeon has said that every recommendation from the investigation must be implemented as quickly as possible.

The report said that the driver had ‘probably dozed off’ when the tram overturned at the Sandilands junction in November last year, killing seven and injuring more than 50.

The 174-page report made 15 recommendations to improve tram safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Grenfell Tower fire victims in North Kensington must be at heart of inquiry

A victim support group in North Kensington has said those who were affected in the Grenfell Tower fire must be at the heart of the inquiry.

Inquest, which supports relatives at coroners’ court and inquiries wants victims’ families and lawyers to participate more in the investigation.

The director of the inquest said ‘the need for the inquiry to get to the trust is of value to us all.’

The spokesperson for the inquiry said it was committed to ensuring that those directly affected by the fire are able to have their voices heard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Chelsea boss says what his attacking players should work on

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says they didn’t perform in their Premier League defeat against West Ham yesterday.

The champions lost 1-0 at the London Stadium against a team who are currently in the relegation zone.

Conte has said Chelsea’s attacking players need to be better in the final third of the pitch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

RBS bank will close branches in Southfields, Wandsworth and Wimbledon Village

Branches of RBS bank are due to close in a few months in Southfields, Wandsworth and Wimbledon Village.

They’ve decided to shrink their branch network to focus on digital customers, which will be more cost efficient for them.

The Edinburgh-based bank is risking over 1000 jobs in total after they announced 180 more branches will close in March.

With RBS closing 197 Natwest branches, they will only have 744 left across the whole of the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Victorian lock up in Cranford is unveiled

A Victorian lock up for ‘rogues and villains’ in Cranford has been unveiled after being restored.

For the last 20 years the structure near the Bath Road been covered with ivy and bad condition.

It was used for the temporary detention of thieves and drunks in the 19th century at the site near Bath Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

It's reported Kingston-born Max Clifford is fighting for his life in prison

It’s reported that Max Clifford is fighting for his life after collapsing twice in prison and suffering a cardiac arrest this week.

The 74-year old who was born in Kingston and is a former patron of The Royal Marsden, was jailed for eight years in May 2014 for a few indecent assaults.

He apparently collapsed the first time after trying to clean his cell.

Clifford is now bankrupt after having to pay large legal bills and a pricey divorce from his wife following his conviction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am  

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