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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Two men have been stabbed after a fight outside a tube station


They were found with knife wounds near Tooting Bec underground at around 6pm this evening.

It's not known how serious their injuries are.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 pm  

Members of the so-called Windrush Generation have been given a boost

It’s after it was confirmed the National Archives in Kew hold arrival records of thousands of people who came to the UK decades ago.

Many of them lack documents and are now struggling to prove they are here legally.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry thinks that calls for the Home Secretary to resign over the fiasco are becoming louder:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

Crystal Palace drew with Watford, keeping the Palace barely out of the danger zone at the bottom of the table

Brentford beat QPR 2-1, pitching them just one point behind the Europa League spots.

AFC Wimbledon drew with Oldham Athletic, sending Oldham into the relegation zone.

Elsewhere, Woking beat Guiseley 2-1, and Sutton United beat Ebbsfleet united 1-0.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Planners have approved proposals for a temporary home for East Surrey’s newest secondary school

The grounds of Chart Wood School in Merstham will house a new building until Merstham Park School is completed.

It will open this year, accepting 180 pupils, but the temporary home is expected to remain in use for two years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

The driver of a black mini is in hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle collided with a fence in Claygate

It happened around half past 3 this morning in Foley road.

The passenger was uninjured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

The London Marathon takes place tomorrow with 40,000 people expected to take on the 26.2 mile course across the capital

Jackie’s very own Chuck Adolphy is taking part to raise awareness and money for male cancer charity Orchid.



He's currently busying himself drinking as much water as possible and eating big bowls of pasta.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

A man has died following a collision between a black Citreon van and two parked cars in shepperton in the early hours of this morning

The driver and the passenger were taken to hospital after the incident on Laleham Road.

The driver, a man in his 20s, died of his injuries, and the female passenger remains in hospital in a serious condition.

If you have any information contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

A man has died following an assault in Morden on Thursday

The 32 year old was found collapsed on London Road and taken to hospital, where he died yesterday evening.

Police confirmed he’d been assaulted, and arrested a 31 year old man on suspicion of murder.

If you have any information, contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It's been confirmed the National Archives in Kew holds arrival records of thousands of people who came to the UK decades ago

Recent restrictions in immigration law require people to have paperwork proof of residence in the UK - something that's hit members of the so-called Windrush generation.

Many who came from the Commonwealth after the Second World War and who didn't apply for a passport or citizenship, are now struggling to prove they're here legally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Leatherhead Theatre re-born



A Leatherhead theatre visited by Princess Margaret on its original opening night has been brought back to its former glory.

It was called the Thorndike after the veteran Shakespearean actress Sybil Thorndike.

The Leatherhead theatre is currently staging a cynical satire ‘Yes Prime Minister’ featuring a scheming civil servant called Sir Humphrey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Fulham boss proud of team

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says he's proud of the way his team stuck to their style in a 3-nil win at Millwall.

All the goals were scored in the second half, and the result lifted his side up to second in the Championship - two points above Cardiff, who host Nottingham Forest tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

AFC Wimbledon face a northern side

AFC Wimbledon are in action today against a northern side.

The team at Kingsmeadow will be chasing survival points in the match against Oldham Athletic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Chancellor and Weybridge MP says Windrush row will be put right

Chancellor Philip Hammond says ministers will do what's necessary to put it right in the Windrush row.

The comments from the Weybridge MP come as Theresa May's confirmed that members of the Windrush generation who've been treated unfairly by the Home Office will be compensated.

More details are expected to be published within the next week.

The government's apologised after some children of Caribbean migrants who settled in the UK before the 1970s were threatened with deportation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Entire contents of Heathrow's Terminal One up for auction

Items from what was once Europe's busiest airport terminal go up for auction later.

The entire contents of Terminal One at Heathrow will be sold off after closing in 2015.

It includes 12 baggage security scanners and more than one hundred check-in desks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Witnesses needed after rape charge against Leatherhead man

Detectives want to speak to anyone who witnessed a rape on Friday the 13th on the Kingston Road.

A 26 year old man has been charged with the rape of a 32 year old woman.

Christopher Eddie Stancombe of Randalls Crescent in Leatherhead appeared at Staines Court and was released on conditional bail.

He will appear again at Guildford Crown Court towards the end of May.

Anyone with information should phone 101 – quoting reference PR/P180899570.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

A card maker is needed in Richmond

Richmond library service is looking for someone to provide greeting cards in three of their libraries over the next two years.

They want a local artist, photographer or designer who can produce a range of cards for sale.

More than 5 thousand cards were sold over the past 12 months.

The closing date to apply is the 18th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Trust looks for housing for Croydon care leavers.

A national charitable trust is working with Croydon Council and a local charity to provide housing help to young people leaving care.

The Andrews Charitable Trust is looking for a property to buy which it can then lease to CAYSH, a charity which works to avoid homelessness.

The building is expected to house three or four young people aged 18 to 25 at a time.

The Trust has already invested in housing in Sutton. They’re looking for a 3 to 4 bedroom house with a budget of up to half a million pounds.

The council supports around 700 care leavers to help them get accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Friday, 20 April 2018

Fulham have gone second in the Championship

The automatic promotion-chasers claimed a 3-0 victory away to fellow in-form side Millwall.

It was the home team's first defeat in 18 league games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

Chelsea could end up paying League Two side Exeter £2.5 million for Wales international midfielder Ethan Ampadu

He moved to Stamford Bridge last summer as a 16-year-old, but the clubs couldn't agree a fee.

A tribunal's now decided that Chelsea should immediately pay £1.35 million, with the rest in potential add-ons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 pm  

A teenager from Croydon has been arrested as part of a crackdown on knife crime in London

The 17-year-old along with 13 others were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

The arrests are not believed to be related but were part of Operation Furlong.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Number Ten has denied reports suggesting Theresa May's proposals for avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland have been completely rejected by the EU

The UK has proposed using technology to help goods and people flow freely.

Chancellor Phillip Hammond admits there are still some complex issues to resolve:



A spokesperson for the Prime Minister says the existing two proposals remain the basis for negotiations.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

A man has been assaulted outside Modern tube station

It happened on Thursday night.

Police are appealing for any witnesses with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 pm  

Chelsea has announced former captain Roy Bentley, who gave them their first top-flight victory in 1955 has died aged 93

Roy spent eight years at Stamford Bridge after signing in January 1948, finishing top scorer in seven consecutive seasons.

The club said that “his importance in the club’s story never has, and never will be forgotten.”

He went on to spend 4 years at Fulham and 2 at QPR.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fulham will face a "cauldron of noise" in tonight’s London derby at The Den

That’s according to Millwall boss Neil Harris.

Both sides are chasing promotion with the Whites just one point off the automatic promotion places and the Lions in sixth.

Fulham will be without strikers Floyd Ayite and Sheyi Ojo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says people need to realise how fantastic Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson were

Arsene Wenger's announced that he'll be stepping down as Arsenal boss after 22 years in charge.

He'll leave his role at the end of the season.

For the majority of his time in England, he competed with Sir Alex Ferguson - Manchester United manager from 1986 to 2013.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says people need to realise just how fantastic those two were.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

A man who violently robbed taxi drivers in Staines has been sentenced to eight years in prison

18 year old Israel Vargas threatened one taxi driver at knifepoint on the 26th of January just before 6am, taking his keys and wallet.

Vargas then approached another driver, but the man fought back, and received a deep stab wound to the arm.

Vargas was arrested a week later, and has been sentenced for attempted robbery and violent robbery.

A witness who reported the incident has been given a high sheriff’s award for his swift action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Croydon's Family Justice Centre needs more domestic violence support volunteers

Croydon’s Family Justice Centre needs volunteers to support people who are experiencing domestic abuse.

The Volunteer Project started in January and has already trained 14 volunteers. But they need more people to cover the working week, Monday to Friday, 9-to-5.

One in four women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and, on average, the project helps two hundred and thirty two people every month.

They say they want to give emotional and practical support to as many people as possible.

If you're over 21 and interested in volunteering, call Croydon's team on 020 8688 0100, or email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Surrey County Cricket's plans for a greener Kia Oval announced

Surrey County Cricket Club have promised to make the Kia Oval single-use plastics free by 2020.

This will include a ban on plastic straws, the introduction of compostable coffee cups and the phasing out of plastic bags in the club shop.

All beer served at the ground has been served in recycled plastic pint glasses since 2015 - soft drinks are heading the same way.

Plus - the Oval’s just renewed their renewable electricity supplier, and 20 new permanent water fountains have been installed as part of their green promise.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Wimbledon criminal sentenced at Croydon Crown Court for blowing up cash machines

A gang who stole almost 150-thousand pounds by blowing up cash machines have been sentenced over 50 years imprisonment between them.

Joel Spears, who’s 31, from Wimbledon, and his two associates from Sussex also caused more than 150-thousand pounds worth of damage with the uncontrolled explosions.

They used high-powered stolen vehicles with stolen number plates in the eight incidents across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

All three were arrested on 20 April last year after an attempt to explode a cash machine inside a Post Office.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 am  

Selhurst Park expansion plans get green light

Redevelopment plans for the main stand at Crystal Palace Football Club have unanimously been given the green light.

Croydon council’s cross-party planning committee approved the club’s proposals, which will see the ‘Main Stand’ extended to increase the stadium’s capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000.

The expansion plans will not only see the creation of a new glass front stand, but also a larger pitch, additional accommodation for wheelchair supporters and the provision of new facilities for the local community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 am  

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Police were called earlier today to South Croydon railway station following reports of a person struck by a train.

A man was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 pm  

Surrey Police are reminding anyone riding motorbikes on Wisley Airfield do not have permission to do so, as it is privately owned land.

The former airfield is frequently used by motorcyclists and quad bikers in an anti-social manner.

If you ride a motorbike on a bridleway you are committing a road traffic offence and will be dealt with either by a Fixed Penalty

Notice or a warning, which could result in your motorbike being seized.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Two men in Surrey have been charged with separate burglary offences.

31 year old Lloyd Edwards, of no fixed address, plead not guilty to a daytime burglary on Merstham High Street.

He’s alleged to have stolen car keys, a watch and aftershave.

Meanwhile, 21 year old Luke Pelman from Epsom allegedly stole a number of watches, bags and jewellery from a house in Dorking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Transform Leatherhead are asking for questions which will be answered at a public forum in May.

Between now and the 10th of May, you can go to the Transform Leatherhead website to ask your question.

The meeting will be held on the 24th of May at the Leatherhead Theatre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

A pedestrian is in hospital after a road collision in Hayes

Police were called at ten to four to Pump Lane, to reports of a woman being hit by a car.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Merton has the highest completion rates for the Duke of Edinburgh award in London this year

387 young people from 13 schools were invited to attend the annual award ceremony at Ursuline High School in Wimbledon.

The award recognises their perseverance and hard work, with Merton’s young people completing 7,000 hours of volunteering in the past year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Lloyds Bank is taking the axe to its UK branch network again by announcing 49 further closures, with 305 staff losing their jobs

Among those due for closure is the Teddington branch on the High Street, which is a Grade II listed building. It will close its doors in July.

A branch on Brighton Road in Coulsdon and one on George Street in Croydon will also close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

A charity grant of £860 has transformed a hospital waiting room for children at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

The radiology waiting room has been transformed with wall murals and two TVs.

Its estimated that 5,000 children a year will benefit from the newly decorated space.

The hospital wanted to make the waiting room welcoming and added TVs to play DVDs to distract and relax the children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

A mother who had a lovechild with a businessman has won the right to sue his widow for a share of his £2.5 million fortune

Melissa Proles had had a nine-month affair with Baldev Kohli and became pregnant with his daughter.

She met the entrepreneur through St George’s Tennis Club in Weybridge and they moved in together.

But when Mr Kohli died in 2015 he left his entire fortune to his wife of 33 years.

The High Court ruled yesterday that Ms Proles can fight for a share of the estate because he had left his wife in India
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

A British fugitive wanted over the death of a mum who went missing in Spain has been arrested at Heathrow Airport

Simon Corner faces trial over the disappearance of Scot Lisa Brown,

According to the Mirror the 35 year old was held under a European Arrest Warrant at the airport on Monday.

Lisa’s family offered a £100,000 reward for information on Corner’s whereabouts at a press conference in southern Spain, last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Tributes are being paid to Dale Winton

TV presenter Dale Winton's being remembered following his death at the age of 62.

Davina McCall has described him as a "lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty".

David Walliams says he's "heartbroken".

Dale took His first steps into broadcasting came in 1972 when he began to DJ in clubs in Richmond with radio presenter Steve Allen.

But was probably best known for his catchphrase on this ITV show.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Do you recognise this wanted man?



Surrey police need help locating a wanted man.

Christopher Rost-Aldridge is wanted on recall to prison for breach of his probation license.

The 28 year old has links to Worcester Park, Kingston & Hinchley Wood.

He has faded red lips tattooed on his right cheek and the word “Loyalty” on his right temple towards his eyebrow.

You can find a photo of Rost-Aldridge on our Jackie News Twitter feed. Anyone with any information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

An anti-bullying charity song featuring the Grenfell School Choir has been launched

All profits will be going to Barnados, and will be done in conjunction with a tour to schools including in Purley and Battersea.

Co-organiser Ben Ofoedu from Phats and Small says bullying can have consequences beyond what’s easily apparent.



You can listen to the song here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Richmond is one of the best places to live in the country

That’s according to a new survey by a London accounting company.

The borough was yesterday placed in the top five local authority areas in England for things like economic growth, equality, and
happiness.

Eight other boroughs are also among the top ten most prosperous in the country. Including Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Meeting tonight to save services at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

A meeting to keep services at St Helier and Epsom hospitals open will take place in Sutton this evening.

There are proposed cuts to services including A+E, intensive care, and paediatrics to save money after 2020, despite rising populations.

GMB Southern will be attending, and regional secretary Paul Maloney says “It's time for all to face reality and plan for it."

The meeting will be at the Thomas Wall Centre on Benhill Avenue at 8pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Wimbledon agree to mediation with MK Dons

AFC Wimbledon has escaped charges from the English Football League after the club failed to recognise MK Dons by their full name when the teams met at Kingsmeadow in September.

Wimbledon has agreed to enter into mediation with MK Dons to resolve the issues for which they were charged.

They include referring to the team as Milton Keynes and not mentioning them on the match-day programme cover.

A spokesman for Wimbledon said any provisional agreement reached will be put to the Dons Trust.

A date for talks between the two clubs has not been set.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Fulham enter the Lions Den

There’s a crucial London derby in the Championship tomorrow night when Fulham travel to the Den to take on Millwall.

They’re both in the race for the Premier League, with Millwall hunting for a play-off place and Fulham chasing automatic promotion.

Millwall manager Neil Harris has warned his opponents to be ready for an intimidating atmosphere.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

A man from Wimbledon and two others have been jailed for a combined total of 53 years following a series of cash machine thefts.

Joel Spears of Becket Close and two other men from Sussex were found guilty of conspiracy to cause explosions and steal.

The gang of three stole a nearly £150,000 in cash and repairs and damages also cost just over £150,000.

Mr Spears was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment at Croydon Crown court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has decided to change its name.

The animal charity will now simply be known as ‘Battersea’ and has the new slogan ‘here for every dog and cat’.

The word home was dropped from their title as it could imply that the animals the charity takes on will be there permanently.

The 158-year-old charity, originally founded as the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs, last rebranded in 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

BREAKING: TV presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62.

His agent says the Supermarket Sweep star passed away at his home earlier today.

He was also famous for fronting shows like The National Lottery game show In It To Win It and Celebrity Fit Club.

His first steps into broadcasting came in 1972 when he began to DJ in clubs in Richmond with radio presenter Steve Allen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

LATEST: A child has been rushed to a major trauma centre in Central London following an accident in Chiswick at around 5:40pm.

The 11 year-old was involved in a collision with a car on Chiswick High Road which remains shut in both directions.

The driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.

An air ambulance was also dispatched to the scene but police are still waiting on an update on the boy’s condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Detectives are appealing for information after a policeman was hit by a moped at Gillett Corner in Hounslow yesterday

A police officer was struck after speaking to two men on the vehicle who’d allegedly been looking into parked cars.

A 28-year-old man was arrested later that day at an address at Feltham but was later released.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The London marathon may not be kicking off until Sunday but Surrey Police are conducting their own special kind of marathon

It’s a 24 hour speeding marathon that started at six o’clock this morning as part of international speed week.

The force will be targeting speeding ‘hotspots’ throughout Surrey.

Recent years have seen a 7.5% decrease in total collisions, but there were still nearly 3000 in Surrey last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A man charged with two counts of fraud in connection with the Grenfell Tower Fire has appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today

31 year-old Muhammad Gamoota allegedly tried to scam the victims’ fund by falsely stating he and his father lived in the building.

Mr Gamoota remains in custody and will appear at Southwark Crown Court in May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Antonio Conte has congratulated Man City on winning the Premier League

They beat Spurs on Saturday, cementing their place in the top spot.

He says it is right to complement Man City on winning a league that is so difficult, and adds that they did a good job on and off the pitch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man from Feltham has been sentenced to four and half years in prison for being involved in a jihadist plot

20 year old Ahmed Alsyed and his brother Yousif would train themselves at paintballing sessions in Woking.

They would communicate using encrypted messages discussing how they wanted to travel to Syria to become martyrs.

18 year old Yousif will be sentenced at an as yet unknown date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Bike thiefs in Sutton now repair bikes and return them to victims of similar crimes



Young people convicted of bike theft offences are now repairing stolen bikes and returning them back to the victims of the crime.

Stolen cycles which have been seized by Sutton Police and unclaimed by the owner have been donated to the Bike Project.

Those involved learn bike basics, maintenance and repair, and how to fix one to a ‘roadworthy’ state for those who have had theirs stolen.

The Bike Project was organised in collaboration with the Bike Clinique and the Met Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport baggage handlers jailed

Members of a gang have been jailed for their role in a £16 million drug smuggling operation at Heathrow Airport.

Joysen Jhurry and Mohammad Ali were baggage handlers

They moved suitcases flown in from Brazil, containing cocaine, onto carousels for UK domestic flights.

A total of 13 people were sentenced after separate trials at Kingston and Southwark Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A primary school in Hersham is raising money for a school in Uganda



Burhill Primary School held an Easter raffle to raise funds for their sister school, St Mary’s to help provide them with a permanent water supply.

Their Christmas raffle raised enough money in 2016 to provide the school with proper toilet facilities.

But it has no electricity and just six classrooms for all 324 children.

£5,000 was raised in this year’s raffle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A wine shop caught fire in Kew this morning.

Four fire engines were called the shop with flats above in Royal Parade at around 8’clock.

Half of the ground floor was damaged by the fire but there were no reports of any injuries. It was under control by half past nine.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Two men were injured in a stabbing in central Kingston yesterday.

A Met Police spokesman said the pair have been taken to hospital and the force awaits an update on their condition.

Police were called to Bishop's Hall just after four o’clock in the afternoon

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

93% of pupils in Surrey will be going to their first choice primary school this year

There were around 4200 applicants, with Reigate and Banstead asking for the most places, with just over 600 applications.

Last month, it was revealed that 84% of pupils will be going to their first choice secondary school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Croydon Council fail to gain wardship over a terminally ill girl

A high court has ruled a seriously ill child at the centre of a row over her medical treatment will remain in her parents' care for now.
Croydon Council failed to win wardship of 11-year-old Melody Driscoll, who has an incurable and life-limiting condition.

Last year, social workers from the council threatened to have Melody put in foster care saying her parents were obstructing her care.

In March the council lodged wardship proceedings. Melody has now been moved from King’s College Hospital to Epsom Hospital.

Her parents, the council and the hospital have until June to come to a decision before the court intervenes again

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

There’s not just the Football World Cup up for grabs this year – there’s the Quidditch World Cup as well.

The sport – which originates from the Harry Potter series – has had an official world cup since 2012.

The sport is described as a mix between dodgeball and rugby, and demands that both male and female players be on a team.

Bex Lowe from Wimbledon is on the UK team, and says it’s growing beyond a tribute to the series, into a sport in its own right.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Mo Farah says it wasn't nice to see Scotland's Callum Hawkins collapse in the closing stages of the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games.

He'd been on track to claim gold in the Australian heat.

The four-time Olympic champion from Teddington is aiming for London marathon success this weekend - but says it's not the same type of challenge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 am  

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Three men from Whitton who stole hundreds of items of property from homes across London have been convicted

Marcin Lipiec, Daniel Majewski and Piotr Pawlark pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.

The men stole a box containing the ashes of two children last December in Richmond along with items of jewellery.

Officers discovered that the group were linked to seven other burglaries over a 2 week period in Richmond, Twickenham, Isleworth and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Mo Farah says he's enjoying working with his new coach - Paula Radcliffe's husband Gary Lough

It's ahead of taking on the London marathon this weekend.

Farah ended his relationship last year with Alberto Salazar, the American trainer still under investigation by US Anti-Doping Agency, who denies any wrongdoing.

The four-time Olympic champion, from Teddington, has always insisted he's done everything by the rules and is moving on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Two people have been charged after multiple car break-ins were reported in Twickenham on Sunday

Richmond Police went to the scene in Longford Road just before 10pm after multiple concerned calls from residents.

45 year old Daniel Coker, and 37 year old Lorraine Mott ,were charged with theft from a motor vehicle yesterday morning.

They are due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 pm  

A wannabe Islamist killer has told a court he was 'terrified' by an afternoon's paintballing in Woking

Ahmedeltigani Alsyed from Feltham admitted being involved in jihadist plots in January.

Prosecutors have told his sentencing hearing that he attended the paintball session with his brothers and cousins as part of his training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

A man from Croydon who forced a girl in Kent to carry an earpiece and microphone so he could listen to her conversations has been jailed



Rique Wall would insist she talk to him for hours at a time, and sexually abused her on multiple occasions.

Detective Constable Steve Rees paid tribute to the girl for being able to overcome the man.

He was sentenced to nine years in jail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

Fire broke out at a block of flats in West Norwood earlier

A four roomed flat on the second floor of the block on Gipsy Road was damaged.

The brigade was called at 20 minutes to two and was under control 40 minutes later.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso could be banned for this weekend's FA Cup semi-final against Southampton after being charged with violent conduct

It's for an alleged stamp in a Premier League game against the same opponents on Saturday.

After the match, Southampton boss Mark Hughes accused him of trying to break Shane Long's leg.

Alonso has until 6pm tomorrow to appeal against the charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A criminal network that used corrupt baggage handlers to smuggle at least £16m worth of drugs through Heathrow have been sentenced

Baggage handlers Joysen Jhurry and Mohammed Ali, both 41, would place the suitcases onto baggage carousels for domestic flights.

This meant the bags could be collected by couriers arriving on flights from UK airports, who wouldn’t need to go through customs when leaving.

They were caught after an 18 month investigation, during which 100 kilos of cocaine and 44 kilos of cannabis were seized.

The group of 13 – which included people from Tooting, Banstead and Thornton Heath - were sentenced to a combined prison sentence of over 139 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man has died after being hit by a train in Weybridge

Police were called to the train station just after 8pm on Saturday night.

The ambulance service also rushed to the scene - but the 34 year old was pronounced dead. His family have been informed.

The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Shopkeeper stabbed in struggle to stop two men robbing his off-license in Whitton

A shopkeeper fought off two violent thugs who tried to rob his store - despite having been stabbed by one of them.

The man, in his 40s, also had his turban ripped off by one of the men who raided his off-license on High Street in Whitton last December.

After a short struggle both robbers gave up and fled the store empty-handed but the victim was stabbed in the process.

He was taken to a west London hospital and has since been discharged.

CCTV footage of the attack has been released and police wish to speak to anyone who might recognise the men involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Merton Police beat Croydon Police 6-2

At the weekend, Merton Police beat Croydon Police 6-2 in a match to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK.

The Sgt. Sowter Commemorative Football Match takes place every year between the boroughs to honour members of the Met passed away due
to the disease.

This year's match raised £300, bring the total over the years to £12,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

One teen stabbed and two more sprayed with an 'irritant substance' in New Malden

A boy was stabbed and two others were treated after being sprayed with an “irritant substance” in New Malden.

Police believe the group was confronted by an unknown cyclist in Potters Grove on Friday.

All three were taken to hospital – a 17-year-old with stab injuries to his leg and two 16-year-olds with irritation to their eyes.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing. If anyone has any information contact the police 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The “Green Goddess” of the BBC in the 80s will visit St Peter's Hospital

The “Green Goddess” of the BBC in the 80s will appear in support of the End PJ Paralysis challenge at Ashford and St Peters Hospital.

Diana Moran will be signing her new book of exercises to keep the elderly fit.

Staff at the hospitals will be wearing pyjamas this week to encourage patients to get dressed and move around.

According to a study, a patient over 70 only spends 43 minutes out of bed a day, which can prolong the recovery process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Kensington and Chelsea Council has been fined £120,000

By a UK data watchdog for releasing addresses of homeowners.

943 people who owned vacant homes in the borough were identified in a document shared by the council to journalists last summer.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said the council had committed a “serious contravention” of data protection.

The data was shared by mistake and the council has apologised for the error.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Children's Association held a fundraising walk through Wimbledon Park

Over 60 Islamic children up to the age of 15 held a fundraising walk through Wimbledon Park at the weekend.

The children from Putney, Southfields and Wimbledon were raising money to build two schools in Africa.

Organisers The Ahmadiyya Muslim Children’s Association, say they hope to dispel myths about Islam by promoting it’s true peaceful values.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 am  

Monday, 16 April 2018

There are calls for the European Commission to speak to the Iranian authorities about the targeting of BBC Persian Service journalists in London

Last year, Iran launched a criminal investigation into the service, alleging it was a crime against the country’s national security.

Furthermore, family members of journalists remaining in Iran have reportedly been arrested, harassed or placed under surveillance.

MEP for the South East John Howarth will tonight ask High Representative Mogherini to contact Iran at the parliamentary meeting in Strasbourg.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Surrey County Cricket Club have introduced a new scheme to save plastic cups

Fans will be required to pay a £1 deposit on the first cup of the day, then will have to return with that cup to receive a new one for each drink.

The previous cup will then be washed and re-used.

1.2 millions pints of lager and ales are sold at the club each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Today marks the start of international speed week, aimed at spreading awareness of the dangers of speeding

Surrey Police are holding a 24 hour “speed marathon” from 6am Wednesday, targeting specific speeding hotspots.

Recent years have seen a 7.5% decrease in total collisions, but there were still nearly 3000 in Surrey last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

A new task force is being set up by the government to address concerns about the immigration status of thousands of people - mostly from Caribbean countries

Many immigrants - who moved to the country as children after the War - are facing deportation, because they haven't got official documents.

The MP for Brentford and Isleworth Ruth Cadbury has posted on Twitter about a constituent of 60 years who received a letter two years ago telling him to leave the UK, and that he's lost faith that he won't be deported.

The home secretary's apologised for the treatment of the Windrush generation - saying it was 'wrong' and 'appalling' that some face deportation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Ant McPartlin says he's "truly sorry for what happened" following his sentencing for drink driving

The TV presenter was twice over the legal limit when his Mini was involved in a crash with two other cars last month in Mortlake.

He's been fined 86-thousand pounds after pleading guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates.

He made a short statement outside court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A leaked report on the Grenfell Tower fire alleges refurbishments carried out between 2014 and 2016 turned the originally safe block into a fire hazard

The 210 page document by fire investigation experts BRE Global was leaked to The Evening Standard.

It reports the fire would not have spread beyond the first flat had it not been for the renovations.

Allegedly, some fire defences were poorly installed, and a lack of door closers allowed fire to spread when fleeing residents left them open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

A mechanic in Ashford is facing court after speeding while road testing a car

The man was allegedly travelling at 47 mph in a 30 zone, but also has a medically revoked driving licence.

Today marks the start of international speed week, aimed at increasing awareness of the dangers of speeding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

A meeting will be held in Carshalton tomorrow to discuss police cuts and the rise of violent crime in London

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake will hold the meeting at the Salvation Army Hall.

He says Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s statement that the cuts are not affecting violent crime stats is “nonsense on stilts.”

The meeting will also hear from Former Met Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick and London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Commonwealth gold for Epsom's Chris Langridge

The Commonwealth Games drew to a dramatic close last night.

Epsom’s Chris Langridge will be coming home with a gold medal, after he and badminton doubles partner Chris Ellis beat the Indian second-seeds Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.

It’s England's first men's badminton doubles title in 40 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Harlequins announce today's scheduled fixture against Gloucester postponed

Harlequins have announced that today’s scheduled A League fixture at the Stoop has been postponed.

It’s because opponents Gloucester United’s don’t have a full complement of match-fit front row forwards.

They’re trying to find an alternative date for the match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Latest in Palace's proposals to redevelop Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace’s proposed redevelopment of the main stand at Selhurst Park is expected to be approved when Croydon council meets on Thursday.

Planning officials have indicated they’ll grant permission to the bid.

Palace want to build a new main stand that would expand the capacity of the stadium from 26-thousand to more than 34-thousand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Drop-in One Stop Shop for domestic violence support opens in Battersea

Wandsworth Police are running a One Stop Shop today, and every Monday, offering support for anyone experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Victim support and solicitors will be giving free advice and information at St Mark’s Church on Battersea Rise from 10am until half past 12.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Govia Thameslink under fire for stoppages on its Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express lines.

Govia Thameslink is under fire after a BBC investigation revealed that it is the nation’s worst offender for skipping stops.

The firm runs Southern, Gatwick Express and Thameslink trains.

17 in every one thousand of their trains missed one or more stops last year – that’s about 50 per day, more than double the national average.

Govia said it operates the “country’s most congested network and only skipped stops as a last
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

St Anthony's Hospital in North Cheam cuts prostate cancer diagnosis times with new technology

A hospital in North Cheam is the latest one to adopt a new method aimed at cutting prostate cancer diagnosis waiting times.

St Anthony’s is using a new MRI scanner to drastically reduce the wait time from six weeks to just five days.

Three hospitals began trialling the new scheme last month.

Cancer Research UK estimates 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna says it was right to launch Syrian airstrikes

Theresa May will go to the House of Commons later to defend launching military action in Syria over the weekend without the support of MPs.

She'll say strikes on chemical weapons facilities were "in Britain's national interest".

Jeremy Corbyn wants new laws to make prime ministers consult Parliament in future.

Labour MP Chukka Umunna believes it was right to take action - despite disagreement from Moscow.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

Ant McPartlin faces court over Richmond drink-drive accident

Ant McPartlin is due to appear in court later after being charged with drink-driving.

The TV star, who lives in Chiswick, was involved in a car crash in Richmond last month.

It's understood Ant has checked into a rehabilitation facility.

If he is found guilty he could face up to 6 months in prison, an unlimited fine and a driving ban for at least a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 am  

Croydon council expected to approve new stand at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace’s proposed redevelopment of the main stand at Selhurst Park is expected to be approved when Croydon council meets on Thursday.

Planning officials have indicated they’ll grant permission to the bid.

Palace want to build a new main stand that would expand the capacity of the stadium from 26-thousand to more than 34-thousand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Chelsea Ladies have five players on the six-woman shortlist of the PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year

The Blues’ England internationals Fran Kirby and Millie Bright are joined by club-mates Ji So-yun, Maren Mjelde and Ramona Bachmann

Manchester City’s Jill Scott is the only non-Blues player nominated.

The winner will be announced on the 22nd of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Chelsea Ladies kept their treble-winning season bid alive with a deserved win against Manchester City women in the FA Cup

A Fran Kirby brace sent the Blues through to face Arsenal in the final at Wembley on the 5th of May.

This will be their 3rd FA Cup final in four seasons.

The Women’s Super League leaders now shift their focus to April’s Champions League semi-final against German club Wolfsburg.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

A woman in her 30s has been stabbed to death in South London

Police and paramedics were called to the incident in Sudbourne Road in Brixton at 6:36pm this evening.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the woman died at the scene.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

This is the 58th murder investigation launched in London this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Middlesex threw down the gauntlet in Cricket's County Championship Division Two with a 160-run victory against Northamptonshire.

The 2016 County Champions started life in the second division after being relegated last season.

With Northamptonshire chasing 303 to win on Day Three at Lords, Northants collapsed to 142 all out.

Fast-bowler James Harris took four wickets, ending with match figures of 9-for-48 runs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Thousands of potholes across the South East of the country are in the process of being repaired.

Highways England has started a major resurfacing programme across areas of Surrey, Kent and Sussex.

The utilities company is blaming the recent Beast from the East for the poor state of the roads.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham council Stephen Cowan is urging voters “to say no to Brexit” in next month’s elections.

According to The Sunday Telegraph, the Labour MP has written to voters as he pushes for Britain to stay in the EU.

He believes the upcoming vote gives the opportunity to influence the debate.

Two other Labour council candidates have also vowed to “send a clear message” that they are against Brexit.

This conflicts with Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s own official position of backing the referendum result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Wimbledon favourite Kyle Edmund misses out on ATP Tour tennis title

Wimbledon favourite Kyle Edmund has missed out on the chance to win his first ATP Tour tennis title.

The British number one lost to Spain's Pablo Andujar in the final of the Moroccan Grand Prix.

He went down 6-2, 6-2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna backs Jeremy Corbyn

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna is backing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the introduction of a War Powers Act.

This would stop governments launching military action without the backing of MPs.

The Prime Minister will go before the Commons tomorrow to explain why she ordered airstrikes on Syria.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says "finally the world has said enough is enough" as he defended the bombings.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

The only John Lewis in Croydon could soon be demolished

The only John Lewis in Croydon could soon be demolished and replaced by a new shopping centre.

A two-phase plan regarding the Purley Way department store will be presented at the council’s committee meeting this Thursday.

Phase one would include the erection of three single-storey buildings whilst phase two outlines plans to demolish John Lewis.

Proposals are still in the pre-application stage and so it still remains uncertain whether they will even be submitted at all.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Commonwealth Marathon champ Callum Hawkins collapses

Commonwealth Marathon champion, Callum Hawkins collapsed during his title defence in the Gold Coast.

Hawkins collapsed on the road due to exhaustion and dehydration.

The Scot had gained a healthy lead of 41-seconds before falling to the ground just after the 40km mark.

Team Scotland says he has been taken to hospital for a medical review and said there are no major concerns at this stage.

Earlier, Surrey-based John Smith won a Silver Medal in the T54 race.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes he's making the best use of his strikers

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes he's making the best use of his strikers.

Olivier Giroud got his first Premier League goals for the defending champions in a 3-2 win at Southampton.

The France forward had only previously made 2 top flight starts since arriving in January - but Conte insists it's good to have options in attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Ant and Dec star alongside one another since drink-driving incident in Mortlake

ITV says Britain's Got Talent was its most-watched programme last night, with 8-point-3 million viewers tuning in to the launch of the new series.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were seen alongside one another, as the show was recorded in January.

Ant has since been charged with drink-driving following an incident in Mortlake and has stepped down from his TV commitments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

LATEST: Man dies after being struck by a train between Woking and Surbiton station

A man has died after being struck by a train between Woking and Surbiton station last night.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8 o’clock.

South Western Railway issued a statement warning passengers to check before they travelled as all lines were blocked as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

Vince Cable says PM should have consulted Parliament about Syria strikes

The Foreign Secretary has supported the Prime Minister's decision to carry out strikes in Syria, saying the UK has a duty to show President Assad he hasn't "got away with it".

Britain took joint action with its allies, the US and France, after a suspected chemical attack in the country.

But opposition parties say Theresa May should have consulted Parliament first.

Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable agrees.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Chelsea Ladies have five players on the six-woman shortlist of the PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year.

The Blues’ England internationals Fran Kirby and Millie Bright are joined by club-mates Ji So-yun, Maren Mjelde and Ramona Bachmann

Manchester City’s Jill Scott is the only non-Blues player nominated.

The winner will be announced on the 22nd of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Chelsea Ladies kept their treble-winning season bid alive with a deserved win against Manchester City women in the FA Cup

A Fran Kirby brace sent the Blues through to face Arsenal in the final at Wembley on the 5th of May.

This will be their 3rd FA Cup final in four seasons.

The Women’s Super League leaders now shift their focus to April’s Champions League semi-final against German club Wolfsburg.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The White nursing home in New Malden has been rated “Outstanding”

It follows an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in January.

The rating was based on the “well-led, responsive and caring services” provided.

The rating also recognises the staff’s “hard work to provide the high quality care people should expect.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Today’s Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix ended in a win for Australia’s Daniel Riccardo

Britain's world champion Lewis Hamilton could only finish fourth, but that was four places higher than his title rival Sebastian Vettel managed.

Woking-based McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso for Spain and Stoffel Vandoorne for Belgium came in at 7th and 13th respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Woking has the highest number of council CCTV cameras of any town in the UK, a study has found

Figures obtained by Big Brother Watch reveal Woking had 691 cameras in 2016 – the most outside London.

Councillor Beryl Hunwicks says more are to come – with installations being implemented at Woking Park going live at the end of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

It’s race day in Shanghai as Formula One prepares for the Chinese Grand Prix

Ferrari locked out the front row in Qualifying with Sebastian Vettel pipping teammate Kimi Raikkonen by 8 hundredths of a second.

Woking-based McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne qualified 13th and 14th respectively.

The race starts at ten past 7 this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Surrey Police are currently dealing with a serious collision on Horsell High Street in Woking.

The incident involved a pedestrian and a motorcycle, occurring at around 5:40pm at the junction with Mead Way Drive.

Both individuals have been taken to hospital.

Horsell High Street remains closed in both directions while emergency services deal with the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Crystal Palace have taken a big step towards Premier League survival after holding on to beat Brighton 3-2.

A double from Wilfried Zaha helped the Eagles on their way to victory.

Elsewhere, Chelsea came from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2.

In the evening kick-off, Manchester City are now one-win away from clinching the Premier League title after beating Tottenham 3-1.

In other results, Huddersfield beat Watford, Chelsea overcame Southampton, Burnley won against Leicester, while Swansea drew with Everton.

In the Championship, Wolves have been promoted without playing a game yesterday.

This is as 3rd placed Fulham drew with Brentford after a late-equaliser from the Bees’ Neal Maupay.
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