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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Merton Volunteer Police Cadets raised £340 helping people with their shopping today


The cadets were out at Waitrose Wimbledon to raise funds for an adventure training trip to Wales.

In a tweet, they said the money would make a big difference to the teenagers in their unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

Early flights at Heathrow changed from April

Residents around Heathrow could notice a change to flight patterns over the next few days.

Air traffic control is introducing a new operating system and has asked Heathrow to temporarily spread out morning flights while controllers get used to the changes.

About eight long haul flights are to be allowed to land before 6 am for ten days from the 4th of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Kingston to be a live music hub

Kingston's been handed nearly £100,000 to spend on live music in the borough.

The royal borough will be setting up a group to look at how to develop a large live music venue.

Kingston was one of six boroughs given £90,000 by the Mayor of London to develop creativity.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Feltham flat residents fight back

Residents in Feltham are getting organised and forming a residents association.

The organisers at Berberis House in the town centre need just 40 more signatures to make the association effective.

You can get more information by sending an email to [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Egham university researchers study impact of climate change on prehistoric settlement

Researchers at Royal Holloway University in Egham and the University of York have found archaeological evidence that a dramatic drop in temperature did not substantially impact humans.

They’ve been studying a stone age site dating to around 9,000 BC.

Despite a severe cold spell that lasted more than 100 years and stopped woodland developing, the settlement has shown it was able to cope with extreme climate events.

Researchers looked at artefacts buried in layers of wetland to determine how activity was affected over time at the Star Carr site in North Yorkshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Friday, 30 March 2018

The Transport secretary has called for an investigation into motorway service station fuel prices

Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling says they can be up to 19p higher, up from 7.5p in 2011.

Moto, one of the biggest owners of service stations in the UK, says it reflects the cost of its services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 pm  

Merton police are continuing their appeal to find a missing boy Mitcham



14-year-old Carvell Junior Harris-Grovell was last seen on the morning of Tuesday 20th March.

He’s described as black, 5ft 3 with shoulder length plaited hair.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Four teenagers have been jailed for a total of 85 years for the murder of Mahamed Hassan last April

The 17-year-old was chased and stabbed outside Scholey House in Wandsworth and later died in hospital.

19-year-old Kishon Allen from Mitcham and Ralique Young from Tooting were among those sentenced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

AFC Wimbledon slip closer to relegation zone

The Dons have slipped closer to relegation in their match against Fleetwood Town which ended 1-nil.

John Creasey reports:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm  

Today's football roundup!

Sutton United were on course for a win over Maidenhead United when they were up 3-2 at half time, but the referee judged the pitch to be waterlogged and the game was called off.

Fulham smashed Norwich city 2-0, and even with six minutes of stoppage time Norwich were unable to score.

AFC Wimbledon took on Fleetwood Town.

Play had to be stopped halfway through the second half to remove some of the surface water, but play resumed and it ended 1-0 to Fleetwood.

This puts Wimbledon one place about relegation.

And Woking lost 3-2 to Macclesfield Town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm  

A fire has broken out on the escalator in the New Malden Tesco on Shannon Corner

The fire brigade was called just before half 12.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the fire is said to be minor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A group of Labour politicians are urging Jeremy Corbyn to suspend a party official who's at the centre of the latest anti-semitism row

Christine Shawcroft quit her role as chair of the party's disputes panel yesterday, after she defended a candidate who said the Holocaust was a hoax.

39 MPs and peers have now signed a letter to Mr Corbyn.

Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh says leadership starts from the top.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

People across Merton whose children have left home are being urged to consider fostering

People across Merton whose children have left home are being urged to consider fostering.

The council has launched its latest campaign to up fostering numbers across the borough.

It’s especially keen to reach out to those who have brought up their own children and have the experience already.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Easter Weekend A&E message

Staff at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are once again urging people only to visit A&E this weekend if they have a “genuine” emergency.

The Trust saw 1,668 people across the Easter weekend last year.

414 of those attended on Easter Sunday.

Bosses say it’s best to try your GP out of hours or 111 first and only go to hospital if it’s an emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Croydon’s Youth Offending Service has created a three-metre totem pole for Wandle Park.

The YOS secured Heritage Lottery Funding to enable 12 youngsters to create the piece out of clay.

They say they wanted their work to reflect the park’s flora, fauna and wildlife.

The totem pole, which is located close to the play area, includes frogs, foxes, and the owl that is frequently heard around the park at night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

'South West' Football Focus

There are some important games for teams from south west London on the English Leagues Good Friday football programme.

In the Championship third placed Fulham will try to reduce the 7 point gap between themselves and second placed Cardiff when they travel to Norwich.

Brentford entertain Sheffield United while QPR are at Reading.

Wimbledon, two points away from the drop zone, host Fleetwood at Kingsmeadow in League One.

Woking host Macclesfield in the National League while in the Conference South Hampton & Richmond travel to Dartford.

Dorking are at Dulwich Hamlet in the Isthmian League.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

Dept for Transport discuss Heathrow’s Express rail service

Heathrow’s Express rail service has been preserved until at least 2028 under a new agreement approved by the Department for Transport.

The move will see the Airport retaining the commercial aspects including ticket pricing and revenue.

First Group’s Great Western Railway subsidiary will run the operational aspects of the service under a management contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

More delays for people visiting Kingston Hospital

Kingston Hospital says people driving to appointments there may experience delays of up to 45 minutes when trying to park.

The trust is urging patients to use public transport or cabs and only drive themselves if necessary.

Blue Badge patients also now have to pay for parking; a move which is to be re-assessed due to a large backlash.

Residents living nearby say the traffic situation is now worse because of the move, as more people are parking on side roads.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Residents in Twickenham are given a driving 101 from police

Police in Twickenham are reminding parents that it is illegal to drive on the pavement.

It’s after a number of cars on the school run used the pavement to pass stationary traffic.

The incident happened on Wednesday in Warburton Road and Longford Road.

Officers say they’ll be contacting the drivers responsible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Kingston inventor creates anti-terrorist device

An inventor from Kingston has created an anti-terrorist device which shreds the tyres of vehicles driven at pedestrians.

Forty-seven-year-old Yannick Read’s device is designed to be buried unobtrusively in pavements and walkways.

Dubbed the “Catclaw” the invention has had successful tests and Mr Read is now set to meet officials from Kingston council to discuss its viability.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Wimbledon look to move clear of League One drop zone

There are some important games on the English League Good Friday football programme.

In the Championship third placed Fulham will try to reduce the 7 point gap between themselves and second placed Cardiff when they travel to Norwich.

Brentford entertain Sheffield United while QPR are at Reading.

Wimbledon, two points away from the drop zone, host Fleetwood at Kingsmeadow in League One.

Woking host Macclesfield in the National League while in the Conference South Hampton & Richmond travel to Dartford.

Dorking are at Dulwich Hamlet in the Isthmian League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 am  

Waitrose New Malden reinstate two hour free parking

The Kingston Independent Residents Group in Beverley has won its campaign to reinstate two hour free parking in the Waitrose New Malden Car Park.

Earlier this month, the supermarket changed the maximum stay from 2 hours to 90 minutes, and increased the penalty from £25 to £95.

The car park is subject to a number of legal agreements with Kingston Council and campaigners argued that Waitrose did not have permission to reduce the maximum stay.

Residents and businesses in New Malden have welcomed the reversal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Good Friday transport disruptions set to affect Croydon, Barnes, Epsom

As London gets ready for the Easter holiday, we’ve got the latest updates on transport disruptions that could affect your plans.

All travel to and from London Bridge and Waterloo will be affected by cancellations and diversions.

Buses will replace Southwestern trains in the Barnes area all weekend, starting tomorrow.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs and also between Streatham and Epsom.

Thameslink trains between Luton and Sutton will not run.

The District line will have delays due to part closure from tomorrow.

And on the trams there's no service between Sandilands and Reeves Corner due to track renewal work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

Grazing season starts on Richmond's Petersham Meadows

A herd of Belted Galloway cows are moving on to Petersham Meadows in Richmond.

The traditional British breed, which is part of a herd at Wisley Common, can be identified by a white stripe around their bellies.

Their return marks the beginning of the 2018 grazing season at the meadows.

Dog walkers are reminded that dogs are banned from the area between April and October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Fire at Chelsea Flood Street flats

Fire broke out at a block of flats in Chelsea this morning.

35 firefighters were still at the scene on Flood Street this afternoon.

The blaze was controlled and part of a first floor flat was damaged.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire and the alarm was raised after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm sounding.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Tadworth charity launches new Surrey Cycle Challenge

A brand new fundraising event has been launched by a Tadworth based charity.

The Surrey Cycle Challenge, taking place in September, will raise vital funds for The Children’s Trust.

Cyclists will be given the choice between a 46 or 68 mile route to complete.

The charity provides rehabilitation and support to children affected by a brain injury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Croydon Cat Killer linked to Hampshire pet deaths

A South Norwood animal rescue charity say that 2 cats found dead in Hampshire today have injuries consistent with the Croydon Cat Killer.

They’re helping police and forensics experts piece together the gruesome pet killings that started in 2015.

Over 400 animals, mostly cats but including foxes and rabbits, have been found mutilated and killed by the same person.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Southfields nanny murder trial hears mother "screamed like a mad woman" at Sophie Lionnet

A Southfields mother accused of murdering her French nanny "screamed like a mad woman" when she tried to leave the family, a court heard today.

A neighbour told the Old Bailey she had seen Sabrina Kouider become violent towards nanny Sophie Lionnet, whose charred remains were found in the family’s garden.

Ms Koudier and her partner Ouissem Medouni are accused of torturing and killing 21-year-old Sophie. They deny murder.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

11 arrested in Wandsworth drugs raids

11 people, including a fifteen year old boy, were arrested following drug warrants in Battersea and Putney last night.

Wandsworth police also closed three premises used in the supply of drugs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

A Co-op in Addlestone was robbed early this morning

Three men broke into the shop on Church Road at around 5.45am, and stole money, cigarettes and alcohol.

They were black, wearing black balaclavas, and dark hooded coats.

Nobody was injured in the robbery.

If you have any information, contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Shareholders at GKN have voted to approve an 8-point-1 billion pound takeover by Melrose

The British engineering firm produced Spitfires and tanks during the Second World War.

The new owners reject claims from unions that the company will just be broken up and sold off to the highest bidder.

Transport Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling says the government has been concerned about the bid:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

A man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Kingston has been jailed for 10 years

36 year old Nael Khaliq has been jailed following an investigation by officers from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command.

The court heard that last July, the victim was walking through the Cambridge Estate when she was approached by Khaliq.

He struck up a conversation with her before leading her into a car park where he attacked her before fleeing in a vehicle.

The victim managed to alert police.

Officers carried out CCTV enquiries and identified Khaliq's vehicle.

He was arrested the following day and charged that evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A number of valuable birds have been stolen from a house in Woking

The property was broken into sometime between Monday and Tuesday this week.

44 yellow canaries were stolen, along with a number of others being killed or injured by the offenders.

Policed are now appealing for witnesses and information. If you have been offered any of the birds or know someone who has contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Church Road in Worcester Park is closed due to an overturned car
The road is closed between Malden Road and Old Malden road.

More follows...
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A 44 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 50 year old man in Tooting

A post-mortem on David potter found he died of an incised wound to the neck.

Detectives forced their way into his home just after 3pm on Monday after concerns were raised about him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man arrested has been bailed to return to the police station in early April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A £100,000 jetty near Kew Bridge is to be demolished after safety complaints

It was built in 2014 as part of a planning deal by developers St George West London, who were building a block of luxury apartments.

Hounslow Council made them build the jetty as a public service contribution.

However, there have been reports of paddlers being stuck under or pinned to the jetty in strong tides.

The work will begin after the weekend, and will last for around a month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Lawyers speak out against plans to close Wandsworth County Court

Campaigning lawyers are urging the Ministry of Justice to rethink plans to close Wandsworth County Court.

Proposals to close the court in Upper Richmond Road are part of a £1billion transformation of the justice system.

The MOJ says the court is under-used, with only 36 percent being used between April and September 2017

But the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers says the plans for other courts like Kingston to take on the workload are not practical.

Wandsworth County Court currently employs around 30 staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Surrey Police reveals gender pay gap

Surrey Police has published their report outlining the gender pay gap between men and women in the force.

It comes as all companies with more than 250 employees must do so as a new legal requirement under the Equality Act 2010.

The report found an 8.8 per cent pay gap in favour of male staff and officers with a larger 16.8 per cent bonus gap in favour of male staff and officers.

The gender pay gap is the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A pedestrian was hit by a motorbike in Battersea this morning

A major Battersea road has been closed after a boy was hit by a motorbike this morning.

Police were called at 7.45am to Battersea Park Road to reports that a pedestrian had been hit. The boy is estimated to be around
11 years old.

The street has been closed both ways as emergency services deal with the incident in the middle of the road.

The crash appears to have happened right outside Harris Academy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

A teenage boy in Mitcham has now been missing for over a week



Merton police are now seeking help from the public to find Carvell Junior Harris-Grovell.

He was last seen on the 20th March.

Anyone with any information should contact 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Chelsea have helped make English football history

After getting into the semi-finals of the Women's Champions League.

They join Manchester City in the last four after beating Montpellier.

It's the first time there's ever been two English teams at this stage.

Head coach Emma Hayes says it's been a long time coming.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

London Fire crews have been tackling a blaze in Tooting

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze in Tooting.

The Brigade was called to Mitcham road just after 2.30am.

A 25 year old female in an adjacent building was treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire has now been extinguished but the shop and its dwelling above have been badly damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

This is how you can make toast instead of waste, according to Richmond Council

People in Richmond are being asked to “make toast, not waste” in an effort to reduce food waste.

24 million slices of bread are thrown away across the UK every day.

Richmond council says, instead of throwing away bread because you can’t use it, “why not put it in the freezer instead?”

The authority says that way, it keeps for longer and “you can use it straight from frozen to make toast.”

The advice comes as part of Love Food Hate Waste’s campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

Girls allowed to enter Tiffin Boys 6th form for the first time.

Girls are going to be allowed to enter Tiffin Boys 6th Form for the first time in its history.

The grammar school in Kingston operates two schools for each sex up until year 11; that won’t change.

But a co-educational system will come into force at the boys’ school for post GCSE pupils.

Headmaster Mike Gascoigne says the move is to teach youngsters how to “work, converse and learn with both genders.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 am  

A road in Wimbledon is forced to close because of fly tippers

A road in Wimbledon was forced to close after fly tippers dumped their rubbish in the middle of night.

The rubbish was dumped on Marryat Road on the 27th of March at around 10.30pm.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who might have seen the incident or have CCTV of it to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 am  

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A hospital ward in Cheam has been reopened after a £1 million refurbishment

A hospital ward in Cheam has been officially reopened after undergoing a £1 million refurbishment.

The Marie Therese ward at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital in London Road will now receive around 1,500 patients a year.

The MP for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Scully, cut the ribbon at the reopening event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Spate of egging attacks hit Pooley Green

Surrey Police are appealing for information after cars and doorsteps in Pooley Green were egged.

The egging attacks happened late on the evening of the 25th March in Langton Way.

A resident said she found an empty pack of eggs next to her vehicle on the morning of the 26th of March.

Last week, similar incidents were reported around the same area.

It is understood the suspects may have been driving a white Ford Ranger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

Tooting stabbing update: Police have made an arrest over a stabbing in Tooting

Police investigating the murder of a 50-year-old man in Tooting have made an arrest.

A 44-year-old man was arrested in Tooting on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station today.

Police were called to an address in Tooting High Street at approximately 2:45pm on Monday following concerns for the welfare of a resident.

The victim is believed to have been stabbed and was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm  

Police in Roehampton have arrested 4 people over drugs related offences

Four arrests have been made following a series of raids in Roehampton.

A 37 year old man and a 25 year old woman were arrested with possession of class A Drugs.

A second 37 year old man was arrested for possession of Class A and Class B Drugs.

A 44 year old man was arrested with possession and intent to supply Class A Drugs.

They remain in police custody whilst enquiries continue.

The raids were initiated in response to residents’ concerns about drug-related activities
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

A 19 year old girl has gone missing from Isleworth



Police are searching for a missing teenage girl from Isleworth.

19 year old Ramina Amin has blue eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information should call Hounslow Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Heavy drinking and illegal drug use by crowds of visitors has led to a flat in Purley being closed off for 3 months

The application to close 1 Pheasant Close was brought by Croydon’s antisocial behaviour team.

It followed a number of complaints from neighbours about noise and impact on quality of life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police in Twickenham have asked for “understanding” following the deaths of a family in the town

It’s after people took to Twitter to lament a lack of information about the deaths of the Figueiras.

47 year old Laura was stabbed to death at the family home on the 12th of March.

Her husband and two sons were later found dead in Birling Gap in Eastbourne.

Police have already said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

But they were forced to speak out on Twitter following the tweets, saying they “aren’t allowed to comment” and the incident was “a shock to us all.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

A drunk driver who killed three teenagers in Hayes has been jailed for 13 years

Jaynesh Chudasama was travelling at over 70mph at the time, and has admitted three counts of death by dangerous driving.

He fled the scene after the collision, but he was quickly caught and handed to police.

He was estimated to be over 2.5 times the drink driving limit, and had traces of cannabis in his system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

A man has been jailed for over 11 years for an attack that left a woman in Croydon with life changing injuries

35 year old Dee Hunte viciously assaulted the woman in broad daylight in November 2016, such that she was left without sight in one eye.

He was arrested eight months later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Kingston comic Jimmy Tarbuck pays tribute to friend Ken Dodd at his funeral

Hundreds of people have gathered at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral for the funeral of Sir Ken Dodd

The comedian died aged 90 in his native city earlier this month.

Fellow comic Jimmy Tarbuck is among those who've spoken.

The comic, who lives in Kingston, asked mourners to imagine Dodd, who was known for his lengthy sets, arriving at the gates of heaven.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

The head of the Parole Board has had to resign, after judges quashed its decision to release serial sex attacker John Worboys

Nick Hardwick was told by the justice secretary his position was 'untenable'.

The so-called Black Cab Rapist, who attacked women while driving across South West London, will remain in prison while the body reviews its decision.

He was jailed for 12 attacks at Croydon Crown Court in 2009.

Theresa May's paid tribute to his victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

The Surrey county chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board has resigned

Richard Thompson cited “recent decisions taken by the board without full consultation” as the reason behind the move.

It was revealed earlier this month that Glamorgan received £2.5m for not hosting tests between 2020 and 2024.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Oil giant Esso wants to route a new fuel pipeline through parts of Spelthorne

It needs to replace 90km of its underground aviation pipeline between Southampton and the West London Storage Facility in Hounslow.

It’s considering running the pipe near areas including Chertsey Bridge and Queen Mary Reservoir in Ashford.

A public consultation, which will run until the end of April, has been launched and residents are being urged to make their views known.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

A £50 million house in Egham is among the items sold in the auction of a late Saudi billionaire’s estate

The family of Sheikh Walid Juffali has sold his Bishopsgate Estate to raise money for his daughters and 3 ex-wives.

Other items sold off included art by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The victims of the Chelsea black cab rapist John Worboys have won their legal challenge against a decision to release him from jail

A ruling in the landmark action was given this morning by three judges at the High Court in London.

It comes just hours after Parole Board Chairman Nick Hardwick resigned following fierce criticism.

Worboys was jailed in 2009 for assaults on 12 women in London, including one who was attacked on her way home to East Sheen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Surgeons at St George's have saved a mother and her unborn baby

A mother and her unborn son were saved after surgeons performed a ground breaking operation at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

The surgery was the first of its kind in the UK.

Polly Marshall was 29 weeks pregnant when she started suffering severe abdominal pains. She thought it was premature labour

But The 38 year old actually had a pseudoaneurysm which could have killed her and the baby, if it had burst.

The surgery took place in June last year and allowed Polly to carry her son to 38 weeks. Baby Gus is now six months old.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

An appeal decision about John Worboys is expected later

Victims of the Chelsea black cab rapist will find out if they have successfully challenged a decision to release him from prison later.

The High Court in London will give its ruling on a legal challenge against the Parole Board's decision to free John Worboys.

The 60 year old has served 10 years, including remand time, of an indeterminate prison sentence.

Worboys was jailed in 2009 for assaults on 12 women in London, including one who was attacked on her way home to East Sheen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A four day celebration of Easter begins in Surbiton today.

The story of Jesus will be brought to life via a “Stations of the Cross” - an interactive walk in Claremont Gardens.

It’s the brain child of Doxa Deo Community Church.

The Church’s Paul Pickhaver says it’s a fantastic way to bring the story of Jesus into the 21st century.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Surrey’s paramedics say they’re expecting a busy Easter weekend

Last year, the South East Coast Ambulance Service fielded closes to 10,000 calls and responded to over 7,000 incidents.

Bosses are urging people to use the service “wisely” and only dial 999 in an emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Kneller Hall in Twickenham is beginning to organise their 160 anniversary celebration

A concert will be held at Kneller Hall in Twickenham next year to mark its 160 year anniversary.

It’s home to the Royal Military School of Music but they have recently been told to move away from the hall.

But, a veteran’s charity has now been commissioned to organise the event and they’ll be teaming up with local schoolchildren.

They’re asking veterans to come forward with their memories of their time there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A woman has gone missing from Lambeth with her 10 month old baby



Kelly Martin and her daughter haven’t been seen for nearly two weeks

The 36 year old was last seen leaving her home address in Tulse Hill on the 16th March

She told her partner she was going to visit family but has not returned.

Kelly took her baby daughter but did not take any baby equipment with her other than a grey sling to carry the baby in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Veterans to contribute to Kneller Hall 160th Anniversary

A concert will be held at Kneller Hall in Twickenham next year to mark its 160 year anniversary.

It’s currently home to the Royal Military School of Music but the school has recently been told to find a new home.

A veteran’s charity has been commissioned to organise the concert, which will include children from number of nearby schools.

The Legasee Educational Trust is asking veterans to come forward with memories from their time there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A 50 year old man in Tooting was found stabbed to death on Monday

Police forced entry into the man’s address on Tooting High Street just after 3 in the afternoon, following concerns about his welfare.

They believe they’ve identified him, and a post-mortem is due to take place today.

If you have any information then you can contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Police in Merton have seized over 1,000 illicit cigarettes as part of an operation to clamp down on illegal tobacco and alcohol sales

Detection dogs were used by officers across 13 premises in the borough.

Over 5 kilos of rolling tobacco and 60 litres of alcohol were also seized in the raids.

The illegal tobacco and alcohol markets cost the UK government over 3.5 billion a year according to HMRC.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

There are calls for Jacob Rees-Mogg to apologise after branding people opposing Brexit “cave-dwellers”

He made the comments during a Leave means Leave event to mark a year until Britain leaves the EU.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna says Rees-Mogg’s plans are “extreme”, and he should “apologise unreservedly”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Graham Norton has joined the fight to save houseboat owners in Chelsea from eviction

The residents have had their mooring licences terminated by their landlord the Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company.

14 houseboat owners face eviction from their floating village on the Thames.

More than 7,000 people have signed a petition backing them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

A driver airlifted to hospital after yesterday’s crash on the M25 is in a “life threatening” condition

The man was rescued from the multi vehicle pile-up which closed the motorway between Junction 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead.

Two HGVs and a van collided.

The route was shut for over 13 hours and again overnight following the accident and subsequent fuel spillage just after 8am.

A number of others were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man who drove his car into four other vehicles at Weybridge station whilst drunk has been banned from driving for over 2 years

53 year old Richard Knight pleaded guilty to drink driving in court last week.

Officers discovered him in his black Ford Focus one night in February.

He admitted to having drunk a glass of wine, but was breathalysed and found to be over three times the legal drink drive limit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A self-styled teacher, who trained children as young as 11 for terrorist attacks in London, has been jailed for life

Islamic State fanatic Umar Haque plotted to use guns and a car packed with explosives on 30 targets, including Big Ben and Heathrow Airport.

Police say some of the youngsters the 25 year old secretly brainwashed at a Mosque in Barking had been "almost paralysed with fear."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Hundreds of young people have been referred to a counter-terrorism programme over right-wing extremism

Home Office figures show last year more than 270 children under 15 were flagged up to the Prevent scheme over suspected terrorist beliefs.

Across all ages, there were nearly 1,000 referrals linked to right-wing extremism, an increase of more than a quarter on the year before.

Meanwhile, it’s been revealed the Parsons Green bomber was enrolled in the government de-radicalisation scheme at the time of the attack.

But a former mentor of the Sunbury teenager has told the BBC that he refused to take part and he wasn’t properly engaged with the Prevent scheme.

Police maintain that the Iraqi asylum seeker was co-operating with the programme at the time of the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A teenager has been convicted of a vicious stabbing near Clapham Common that has left his 17-year-old victim in a minimally conscious state



18 year old Tyrese Osei-Kofi was found guilty at the Old Bailey earlier of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on Jamel Boyce near Clapham Common in October 2014.

He was found not guilty of attempted murder.

An investigation was launched after police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports that a young man had been stabbed in Triangle Place, near the entrance to a supermarket car park.

Officers and the LAS attended and found Jamel with stab wounds to the chest and leg.

While the latter wound was superficial, the other had penetrated his heart and punctured his lung, which caused Jamel to collapse and go into cardiac arrest.

Paramedics and a trauma team who treated him at the scene performed surgery on the roadside and managed to restart Jamel's heart before he was rushed to hospital.

However, he had been deprived of oxygen for a critical 14 minutes, which was found to have caused around a 75 to 80% loss of brain function.

Doctors concluded that Jamel, a business student at St Francis Xavier College in Clapham, had been left in a 'vegetative state' by the brain injury and was extremely unlikely to ever make any significant recovery.

He was subsequently transferred to a specialist long-term care facility where he remains today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Could "Tapas 7" be re-interviewed over missing Maddie?

More money is being given to detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The three-year-old went missing in Portugal in 2007 and £11 million has been spent since then trying to find her.

A doctor at Kingston hospital, Matthew Oldfield, is a member of the so-called Tapas 7.

He was with Madeleine’s parents at a nearby tapas bar when she disappeared.

It is thought that he may be re-interviewed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Singing show All Together Now is going to get a second series.

Rob Beckett will return as host of the BBC programme, while Geri Horner will be back as Head of the 100 who sing along if they're impressed by a contestant.

Epsom based singer Shena Winchester was one of the first 100 judges.

She explains why this show is not like others that have been on TV before.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Disruption on South Western Railway in and out of Waterloo is due to last until around 9pm

A points failure at Wimbledon during the morning rush, a signalling problem at Staines and a line closure at Waterloo are to blame.

All trains are running at reduced speeds with some passengers reporting delays of over 2 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Ant McPartlin will appear in this weekend's Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant McPartlin will appear in this weekend's Saturday Night Takeaway - but only in a pre-recorded video.

Declan Donnelly is going to host the remaining two shows in the series alone.

It’s after his co-presenter was charged with drink-driving following a three car collision in Mortlake, and returned to rehab.

Ant will be seen in the final two instalments of a whodunnit sketch that's been running through the series.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Croydon Council has pledged to stop using fossil fuels to generate energy by 2050

The borough has joined a nationwide alliance across both the private and public sectors.

The UK100 network now includes around 80 local authorities who deal with the government on several environmental issues.

The move comes months after a 5-year quality action plan was announced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Drug dealers offering teenagers Xanax have been selling fakes that contain a substance linked to several deaths

That’s according to research carried out by BBC South East.

The drug is widely prescribed in the US to treat anxiety but can only be obtained on private prescription in the UK.

The news comes as the head of King’s College School Wimbledon says there’s a “rising tide” of drug abuse in London’s schools.

Andrew Halls has written to parents to say some substances have become cheaper to get hold of than tobacco and alcohol.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Parsons Green bomber was enrolled in a government deradicalisation scheme

It’s been revealed the Parsons Green bomber was enrolled in a government deradicalisation scheme at the time of the attack.

But a former mentor of the Sunbury teenager has told the BBC that he refused to take part and he wasn’t properly engaged with the Prevent scheme.

Police maintain that the Iraqi asylum seeker was cooperating with the programme at the time of the attack.

Surrey Council says they didn’t need the teenagers consent, as he was underage.

18 year old Ahmed Hassan injured 51 London commuters last year with his homemade explosive.

He has been sentenced to a minimum 34 years in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Chelsea forward says he has no immediate plans to leave

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says he won't consider talks over a contract extension until after Belgium's World Cup campaign.

He's been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Hazard's due to play for his country in tonight's friendly with Saudi Arabia.

He insists he has no immediate desire to leave west London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

A burglary reduction pilot scheme has been launched in Kensington and Chelsea

The MetTrace scheme has already saved over 100,000 police hours across London, worth nearly £4.4 million.

Officers have now identified hotspots in the borough for the trial.

MetTrace is the largest traceable liquid scheme in the world.

Since its introduction in London in 2015, the areas using it have seen a reduction of over 23% in burglary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Cockroaches found in Surbiton restaurant

A restaurant in Surbiton has been shut down after a cockroach was allegedly found in someone’s poppadum.

Environmental Health Officers ordered Sarada in the Ewell Road to close after recording a number of poor hygiene standards and practices.

There was also evidence of an extensive and active cockroach infestation which was resulting in food contamination.

The owner was served with an Emergency Hygiene Prohibition Notice forcing the business to close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Hundreds of Croydon residents have registered in a new initiative set up by the council

Hundreds of Croydon residents have registered an interest in affordable new homes through an initiative set up by the council.

Development Company Brick by Brick has 1,200 new homes planned to build for sale or under shared ownership.

Over 430 residents in the borough have now signed up with the first of the homes now available.

More than 35 sites have already been granted planning permission across Croydon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

A BIG thank you, to everyone who took part in the Marsden March

Thousands has been raised from this year’s Marsden March.

The annual event for the Royal Marsden sees walkers complete a 14 mile course between the two sites in Chelsea and Sutton.

This year’s fundraising event took place on March the 4th.

Now, patients, doctors and staff have thanked all those who took part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am  

The MET Trace - Kensington & Chelsea

A burglary reduction pilot scheme has been launched in Kensington and Chelsea.

The MetTrace scheme has already saved over 100,000 police hours across London, worth nearly £4.4 million.

Officers have now identified hotspots in the borough for the trial.

MetTrace is the largest traceable liquid scheme in the world.

Since its introduction in London in 2015, the areas using it have seen a reduction of over 23% in burglary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

M25 Closure

Part of the M25 has been closed since 8am yesterday following a collision between two HGVs.

The motorway was shut completely after the accident between Junction 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead, but it has now re-opened.

A fuel spillage meant part of the road needed to be re-surfaced.

One of the drivers was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition; the other suffered minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 am  

Monday, 26 March 2018

A man’s been blocked from fostering a Battersea cat because he didn’t have a spare room for it.

Joe Lines, who had volunteered to foster a pet at his garden flat, received a letter telling him he wasn’t a suitable candidate.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home introduced a policy 4 years ago that said animals should have exclusive use of a dedicated room.

The charity says it’s to help integrate nervous or stressed animals so they can settle into their new environment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 pm  

Police have released images of a number of items of jewellery stolen during a burglary in Staines.


The pieces, of sentimental value, were taken during the raid in Greenlands Road earlier this month.

The haul included rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, as well as cash.

Officers hope the pictures may jog people’s memory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 pm  

An original Boyzone band member says he never had “any contact” with a murder victim in Southfields.

Lucy Mayer has today’s roundup from the continuing trial at the Old Bailey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

People living near the site in Walton where Milly Dowler was abducted in 2002 say a new drama about her killer is “insensitive.”

ITV’s Manhunt starring Martin Clunes as a Met Police detective, was commissioned last September.

Filming has started, with TV crews pitching up last week near the station, just days before the 16th anniversary of her disappearance.

Levi Bellfield is serving life for the murder of Milly, and two other girls, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

#MuckyMerton campaign: Angry parents are calling on Merton Council to take action after a dead rat was found outside Pelham Primary School



Posting pictures on Twitter as part of the #MuckyMerton campaign, a resident called Sarah-Jayne says she spotted the animal in Southey Road.

Veolia, which looks after Merton’s waste, says it’s looking into this latest claim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Harlequins have announced that former Wales front row Adam Jones will be officially hanging up his playing boots at the end of the season

The British and Irish Lion, and four-time Six Nations winner has been appointed as Assistant Forwards Coach at The Stoop.

Jones made 30 appearances for Harlequins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man from Croydon who attempted to use his car to carry out a violent assault has been jailed for 8 years



24 year old Shaquille Wokoh deliberately mounted the pavement and drove at pedestrians in Lewisham last September in an attempt to do serious injury.

He had been involved in a fight in a nearby bar and after being ejected immediately made for his car which was parked nearby.

The jury had unanimously found him guilty of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, dangerous driving and assault by beating
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The Highways Agency says part of the M25 will remain closed off overnight after two HGVs collided this morning

The motorway was shut completely after the accident between Junction 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead.

One of the drivers was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.

The occupants of the other vehicles suffered minor injuries.

A fuel spillage means part of the carriageway needs to re-surfaced.

Some drivers have been reporting delays of over 6 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

An accident on the M25 between Reigate and Leatherhead caused chaos for drivers all day

A man was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a multi-vehicle collision between junctions 8 and 9.

The driver of one of the lorries was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

The occupants of the other vehicles suffered minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Nick Knowles and the team from his DIY SOS show are going to rebuild a community space destroyed by the Grenfell Tower fire

Work has started to create a new home for a boxing gym which sat at the foot of the block in North Kensington.

The presenter has described it as one of the "most morally important" projects they've done in a long time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Heathrow Airport will not compensate disabled passengers left stranded on planes

That’s the news from its CEO John Holland Kaye.

The BBC's Frank Gardner criticised the airport after he was left waiting for 100 minutes because his wheelchair had been misplaced by ground staff.

Mr Kaye has told the corporation "I don't think it's reasonable that we should take financial responsibility."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced a further £100 million will be spent on tackling potholes and repairing storm damage

Mr Grayling, who’s also MP for Epsom and Ewell, says an "unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather" has caused the damage

Last week, a report found a fifth of routes in England and Wales are in a poor condition.

It warned councils face a funding problem to maintain carriageways.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

New Malden developer pledges £200k to "Go Cycle" Scheme

It’s emerged the team behind the Coombe Road redevelopment has pledged £200,000 to Kingston's Go Cycle Scheme.

The housing plans, which would see one side of the road demolished, were given the go ahead last week despite mass opposition.

Beverley Tourle, who is representing developer Thornstone, made the commitment saying the profitability of the scheme had already been cut.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A businessman from Walton has been jailed for 18 months for causing death by careless driving after a teenager died in a car crash

Matthew Cobden was giving 13-year old Alexander Worth a ride in his £1.2 million Ferrari when he lost control and crashed into a fence in Hampshire.

Neither of them were wearing seatbelts.

The 39-year old also got a two year driving ban and has to take a retest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

A police officer for anti-social behviour in New Addington is to be funded by Croydon Council

Croydon is to continue to provide funding for a police officer to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in New Addington.

The officer is part of the Safer Neighbourhood Team of two police officers and a police community support officer.

An agreement was reached between the council and police to fund an officer each, with the other police officer based in Fieldway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Kingston Hospital’s stroke services have been rated “excellent.”

The site has been praised in a new report published by the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme.

The programme is carried out by the Royal College of Physicians.

The report covered the period from August to November last year, and revealed the Stroke Unit is performing at the highest level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault on Clapham High Street



Police are appealing for witnesses and have released CCTV footage after a man was assaulted on Clapham High Street last November.

Officers were called to a bar just after 2am on Thursday the 23rd following reports of a serious assault.

The suspect approached the 27 year old victim and struck him repeatedly on the head with a bottle.

The suspect is white, stocky, and with balding blond hair.

He was wearing a white shirt with a green waistcoat, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone who has information that can assist the investigation is asked to call Lambeth CID on 0208 649 2151, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a violent robbery in South Kensington



Police are searching for two men following a violent robbery in South Kensington.

Officers were called to Harrington Gardens on Wednesday the 21st of March at 1pm after a woman was grabbed from behind by a man demanding her rings.

The man took the rings and then ran off to a scooter where the second suspect was waiting for him.

The pair then made off along Collingham Gardens.

The suspects are described as males and approximately 6ft tall.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, recognises the suspects or has any information should contact Kensington and Chelsea CID on 0208 246 0148.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

A Battersea based wildlife charity wants volunteers

Mammal watch begins today.

Wildlife Charity, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, is calling on volunteers to take part in its annual Living with Mammals Survey.

The Battersea based charity needs people to head to open spaces and record sightings of different species.

Surveys Officer David Wembridge says they have a reputation for being elusive.



The survey is taking place between now and June, to find out more click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am  

A man from Epsom was sentenced for over 8 years for child sexual offences



A man from Epsom has been sentenced to over 8 years in prison after pleading guilty to online offences against children and sexual activity with a child.

Ian Jakings, 28, was arrested in 2017 after police received intelligence that he had been grooming children through online chatrooms.

He’d been arrested in 2011 for grooming and sexual offences against a 13 year old girl, but had convinced her not to help to police.

Between 2012 and 2016, he was found to have multiple online accounts to groom victims aged between 12 and 15.

Jakings pleaded guilty to seven offences against six victims at Guildford Crown Court in January, including 2 counts of sexual activity with a child.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Putney MP to consider running for Mayor

Senior MP Ed Vaizey has become the first Tory politician to declare an interest in entering the race to become Mayor of London in 2020.

The former culture minister says he’s seriously considering taking on Sadiq khan.

Other names circulating include former Education Secretary Justine Greening, the MP for Putney, and Tory MEP Syed Kamall.

Mr Khan has already said he plans to run again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Crystal Palace running track faces closure

Campaigners are warning of the potential closure of the Crystal Palace Sports Centre and the end of athletics in south-east London.

It’s estimated that the centre is costing owners the Greater London Authority about 1-million pounds a year and has become increasingly run down in recent years.

A consultation is set to begin over the future of the track graced by stars such as Usain Bolt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Dog walkers in Richmond park worried about 'mystery disease'

Dog walkers are being warned to avoid muddy areas after cases of the mystery disease 'Alabama Rot' have soared.

The illness kills 80 per cent of animals affected but the exact cause is unknown.

It was first detected in the UK in 2012 but cases have risen in the last few months.

These dog owners in Richmond Park explained why they're worried.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Ambulances diverted to Ashford & St Peter's Hospital after deep contamination carried out

Some ambulances were diverted to Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital yesterday after the Royal Surrey County Hospital had to temporarily close part of their A&E.

The hospital in Guildford had to close after a patient arrived with rat poison exposure, meaning a ‘deep contamination’ was carried out.

The department re-opened at around 8pm last night and no patients or members of staff were harmed during the isolation period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm  

Greener City for Hounslow

Hounslow council is one step closer to securing half a million pounds from the Mayor of London’s Greener City Fund.

Dukes Meadow, a popular park in Chiswick that overlooks the Thames is one of 12 London based projects applying for the fund.

The Greener City Fund aims for London to become the first National Park City by attempting to make 50% of the capital green by 2020.

Hounslow council plans to re-develop the bandstand area, enhance the parks natural habitats and improve entranceways and provide better access throughout Dukes Meadow.

Councillor Steve Curran said ‘we are delighted to have made it through to the second round, we want Dukes Meadow to continue to be well used and well-loved for many years to come.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Croydon Cycle Upgrade

A key route into Croydon town centre is to be made more cycle-friendly following upgrade works.

The crossing at the junction of Addiscombe Road and Cherry Orchard Road will be realigned to give cyclists greater priority.

The upgrade by the council is being made in response to the death of cyclist Roger de Klerk in November 2013 at the same junction.

The £250,000 works will take place over Easter so as to minimise disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Surbiton's Easter Experience

Surbiton town centre will host a massive Easter experience over four days next week.

The story of Jesus will be brought to life via a “Stations of the Cross” - an interactive walk in Claremont Gardens.

It’s the brain child of Doxa Deo Community Church.

The Church’s Paul Pickhaver says the story of Jesus is more relevant than ever before.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

you found what?

People in Tolworth cleared up over four Lorries and two skips worth of rubbish after a clean-up of one of the main routes behind Tolworth Broadway.

Trade route Broadoaks is a “haven” for fly tippers, with residents and business owners taking part in regular clean ups.

Tolworth Councillor Thay Thayalan was part of the cleanup, and says it’s not just litter they had to pick up.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A journalist has criticised Heathrow Airport for the way it treats its disabled users

The BBC's Frank Gardner told the organisation that he was kept waiting for almost two hours on a plane while staff tried to find his wheelchair.

Mr Gardner was travelling back from Ethiopia and was forced to wait on the grounded aircraft when his wheelchair was taken to the
terminal rather than plane door.

Meanwhile a spokesperson for Heathrow has apologised and said they are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

The Brexit Leave campaign is alleged to have breached donation rules and destroyed evidence

Shahmir Sanni said to The Observer that the campaign donated £625,000 to an independent organisation called BeLeave.

However, they are said to have shared offices with Vote Leave, and offered advice and assistance to the group.

British Law forbids collaboration between campaign organisations, and if they work together, they must share a spending cap.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake says that “these allegations of cheating make the case for the British people to have the final say on the Brexit deal even stronger”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Hounslow's Waste Handling and Recycling Centre awarded

Hounslow’s Waste Handling & Recycling Centre has been shortlisted for a Best Public Service Building award.

The council’s newly-opened facility has been recognised by the Local Authority Building Control’s Regional Excellence Awards.

Councillor Amrit Mann says the council is “very proud” of the achievement”.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Guildhall in May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Residents take matters into their own hands in Tolworth

People in Tolworth are once again taking matters into their own hands this morning.

They’re clearing up the piece of land that runs behind the main route through the town, The Broadway.

Trade route Broadoaks is a “haven” for fly tippers, with residents and business owners taking part in regular clean ups.

This year, those taking part have set up a crowd-funding page to help with costs,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

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