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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Thousands of walkers are taking to the streets of London to raise money for breast cancer




But it’s not only women who are taking part.

The Moon Walk is in its 21st year, and sees men and women complete either a full or half marathon.

As our reporter Helena Lambert has found out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 pm  

Chelsea Ladies are up against Sunderland Ladies today at Kingsmeadow

The blues have been on fine form as they won their second Women’s FA Cup title last weekend.

However, Sunderland Ladies haven’t had a win for six league games now.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Call for foster parents in Wandsworth

The call for more foster carers continues in Wandsworth today.

It’s being made ahead of Foster Care Fortnight which starts on Monday.

The two week initiative is a nationwide one aimed at raising the profile of fostering.

Wandsworth is especially in need of people willing to care for teenagers and siblings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Heathrow reaches passenger milestone

Heathrow has reached a milestone.

More than 13 million passengers travelled through the airport in March and April for the first time ever.

Underlying passenger growth there over the two months was 1.4%.

That’s despite continued mass opposition or a third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Epsom MP Chris Graying is hedgehog champion

Today marks the end of National Hedgehog Awareness Week.

Surveys show numbers have fallen by about 50% since the turn of the century.

Conservation groups say they are particularly concerned about the plight of the prickly creatures in rural areas.

Epsom’s MP Chris Grayling is the new Hedgehog Species Champion.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Mortlake Brewery consultation

People have until this Sunday to have their say on plans for the Stag Brewery Development in Mortlake.

So far, more than 200 people have officially commented on Reselton Properties 'Application A': Up to 817 apartments with blocks of up to eight storeys are proposed.

There have been 208 objections, seven in support, and 12 neutral observations.

A decision is due to made by Richmond council on July 19.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Battersea park walk in aid of mental health charities

A walk is taking place through Battersea Park today in support of mental ill health and suicide prevention.

People are walking to fundraise, but are also given the opportunity to speak to mental health charities about their wellbeing.

The Walking Out of Darkness events are run by CLASP, and founder Kenny Johnston says people need to start speaking about mental health.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Epsom woman found safe and well

A vulnerable woman from Epsom who went missing last night has been found safe and well.

Brenda Entract aged 72 was reported missing by her family yesterday evening.

At around 3.45 this morning her car was reported to have driven through the front garden of a house in Shepperton.

Brenda was found safe and well at around 9.15am by officers from the Metropolitan Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Clapham moonwalk

15,000 people are preparing to saddle up for this year’s Wild West themed MoonWalk London.

The 21st annual event is taking place tomorrow night, raising money for grant-making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

Walkers will start at Clapham Common before embarking on a 26.2mile stroll of the capital overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Sultan pub in Wimbledon voted London's favourite

London’s favourite pub, as judged by Time Out magazine has been revealed.

After five weeks of vote getting, it was Wimbledon pub The Sultan that came out on top.

Owners Helen and Stephen Tribbel put the success down to beer of course.

"We are Hop Back Brewery’s only London pub, famous for Summer Lightning, so the real ale is always on top form," Mrs Tribbel said.

The Sultan has been open as a pub with the brewery since 1984 but there has been a drinking hole on this site since 1870.

The current building was re-built in the 50s after it was bombed in 1944.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Banstead builders' mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness month and a Banstead builders’ merchants is encouraging better mental health after statistics found one in four builders has considered suicide.

Other data published by the Office for National Statistics in 2017 found that more than half (55%) experienced mental health issues in their lives and nearly nine in ten, 88 per cent, said there needs to be more support.

Now Chandlers Building Supplies in Banstead Road, wants customers to make use of a dedicated construction industry helpline if they are suffering or in crisis.

Sue McKinney, of Chandlers, said "The aim is for every customer to carry a card with the helpline number and also have one spare for a mate. We want as many of the Surrey building tradesmen and women to know about the helpline.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

A man goes missing in Wandsworth

Police in Wandsworth are asking for help to find a 61 year old man who has gone missing.

Edward Szymanski was last seen Friday when he left home to go for a walk but didn’t return.

He’s white, with a medium build, 6 foot tall, clean shaven with brown hair.

If you have seen him or have any information, please contact police on 101 quoting ref. 18MIS018770.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Wandsworth consults over shopping parade improvements

Plans to improve a popular shopping parade in Wandsworth will be opened for public consultation today.

Proposals for Bellevue Road between Trinity Road and St James’s Drive were drawn up after residents, shoppers and businesses were quizzed over what improvements they wanted.

This led to plans for new York stone pavements, street trees, more cycle parking and better lighting.

People can register their opinions until the 15th of June on the Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am  

Egham university research shows cyclists are paranoid about drivers.

London cyclists feel that drivers are out to get them when they are on the roads.

That’s the finding of a survey by researchers from Royal Holloway University in Egham and King’s College London.

In questioning more than 320 people who regularly cycle in the capital, they found 70% think other road users are hostile and want to deliberately cause them harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Friday, 11 May 2018

A number of unions have written a joint open letter calling for MPs to back a third runway at Heathrow

They argue 180,000 new jobs will be created, not only in the aviation industry, but also in aerospace, construction and steel industries.

The letter has been penned by members of the GMB, TUC, BALPA, Community and Unite the Union.

MPs will vote on the proposals for a third runway in the House of Commons later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Fulham are up against Derby County tonight in the first leg of the championship play-offs

Fulham haven’t won six play-offs in a row.

Furthermore, Derby have only lost two home games to Fulham in the last twelve meetings.

However, the Cottagers have Aleksander Mitrovic up front, who’s scored the most league goals out of all the championship players.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

A decapitated fox has been found in a garden in Carshalton

Listeners told us they made the grim discovery in Mount Park.

They fear it is the work of the “Croydon Cat Killer.”

Recent figures suggest the person, or a copycat, may be responsible for up to 400 animal deaths nationwide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Homeless pets have banded together to record a unique rendition of The Wedding March ahead of next week’s Royal nuptials

Prince Harry will tie the knot with Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle next Saturday.

To mark the occasion, animals from Blue Cross, which has centres in areas including Merton and Cobham, have come together to form the Blue Cross Pet Choir.

The choir includes dogs, cats and horses.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

An investigation has found a pilot died with a friend in a light aircraft accident because he wasn’t qualified to fly in bad conditions

62 year old Anthony Woodward and 57 year old Robert Archer crashed in thick fog near the Kintyre Peninsula in Scotland last May.

They had just completed a charity climb of Ben Nevis for Hampton and Guildford based charity Shooting Star Chase.

They had managed to raise £2,000 from their 9 hour climb.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Theresa May has agreed a panel of experts will sit alongside a judge at the Grenfell Tower fire disaster inquiry

Families of the victims have campaigned for additional members to join Sir Martin Moore-Bick in overseeing the investigation.

The prime minister met survivors last night.

A painting given to her of the blackened tower is to hang in Number 10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A Met Police Special Constable from Ashford has been sacked after being convicted of making indecent images of children

George Corr, who was attached to Hackney borough, was dismissed without notice at a special hearing yesterday.

A forensic examination of Corr’s computer by Surrey Police in 2016 found 1,656 indecent images and videos of children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he'd be very unhappy if Wilfried Zaha left the club.

The forward's been linked with a summer move to a number of Premier League sides, including Liverpool, Chelsea and champions Manchester City.

But Hodgson reckons Zaha will choose to stay at Selhurst Park beyond the current campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Richmond will go compost crazy this weekend

Five tonnes of free compost is to be given away at the Richmond May Fair on the Green.

It’s in a bid to make residents more green fingered.

Visitors will also be able to receive advice for reducing textile, electrical, furniture and nappy waste.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Work to extend the Northern Line to Battersea is causing Kennington "to sink"

That’s according to Sentinel-1, a satellite which detects the movement of the earth.

It shows ground under the town has sunk by 1cm over the last year.

Geomatic Ventures, the company which uses the satellite's data, says it’s most likely been caused by drilling of the vertical tunnel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Lib Dem councillors are calling for an inquiry after Surrey County Council apologised for failings in the Parsons Green bombing case

18 year old Ahmed Hassan was convicted of attempted murder in March following the tube attack last September.

He had been under the care of Surrey CC while in foster care in Sunbury at the time of the failed bombing.

The Lib Dems want a full review of the council’s role in the case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Anyone who thinks they may have been the victim of a sexual assault by an Uber driver is being asked to come forward

It’s after Muhammad Durrani was jailed for 12 years yesterday for raping a woman following a night out in Clapham.

Police say there may be more victims of the taxi driver who pounced on the woman after giving her a lift home.

They’re asked to come forward on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

There’s been a spate of thefts from cars across Epsom

Two arrests have been made so far.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who has clear facial CCTV images.

They’re urging people to make sure their cars are locked and not to leave valuables in them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Urban designers are calling for hundreds of “ugly” Toys ‘R’ Us-style giant sheds surrounded by car parks to be redeveloped to provide housing for Londoners

According to a new study “big box” sites that are inefficiently used occupy the equivalent of 43 Hyde Parks
.
The children’s toy outlet folded in February leaving 100 empty sheds across Britain including in Staines and Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

Fraudsters are posing as police officers in Richmond

The Met Police says these conmen are contacting people via the phone with a variety of fake claims.

In one, victims’ credit cards details are taken and then used by suspects while they’re in police custody.

The Met says it will never ask you for your card details over the phone or ask you to withdraw cash on behalf of an officer.

Anyone who is contacted in this manner is advised to hang up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am  

Community cafes, including one in Mitcham, are in danger of closing because of a lack of funding

Over a third have seen large falls in income from contracts and 76% are in need of more kitchenware items that they can’t afford.

Nick Davies is the founder of neighbourly.com

He explains why these cafes, including Commonside in Mitcham, are so essential.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Fulham still confident of reaching Premier League

Fulham will look to put the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion to the Premier League behind them tonight.

The Cottagers head to Derby for the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.

County secured a top six place on the last day of the regular season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Scientists have identified a mutation that gives cancer cells resistance to some breakthrough treatments for breast and ovarian cancer.

The findings from this study could allow doctors to predict resistance and lead to changes in treatment.

A team at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton used gene editing to identify the specific mutation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 pm  

South West London’s Lidos have enjoyed a much needed bumper week.

Tooting, Hampton and Richmond were forced to either close early or deny entry due to overcrowding over the bank holiday.

Temperatures reached 27C and have continued up until today.

It’s not looking the same this weekend, with a return to more typical May weather expected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

One of the victims alleging racist abuse against a former Chelsea coach claims it was so bad he quit football.

Gwyn Williams worked for the club between 1979 and 2006 and has been accused by former youth players.

One of the four men, whose case was made public yesterday, has given a detailed description of what he says he suffered for six years.

Another former Chelsea coach, Graham Rix has also been subject of complaints from other people. Both have denied the allegations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Fire broke out in Clapham this afternoon.



Half of a restaurant's ventilation system in Wandsworth Road was gutted in the blaze just after 4 o’clock.

The cause of the blaze and any injuries are not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

A prolific thief is behind bars today after he was caught out by CCTV in Fulham


Michael Patrick O’Brien has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after going on a two-hour crime spree on a moped.

His accomplice, Andrew Quartey, was handed a nine-week sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Members of the council’s CCTV team spotted them using a stolen moped to steal valuables from parked cars in Fulham in March.

The police helicopter was called before they were eventually arrested by plain-clothes officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Travellers have finally moved off land in Epsom after 10 days

They set up camp, first in Abbots Avenue and then Cavell Way, last week.

Epsom and Ewell Council went to court yesterday to secure a “direction to leave” notice.

The travellers have since left.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Drivers who misuse Richmond Park will be fined



That’s the message from Royal Parks after the bank holiday saw numerous cars parked up on grass verges and near deer herds.

Charlotte Williams, Assistant Park Manager at Richmond Park, said: “As a result of the heatwave we experienced over the bank holiday weekend, Richmond Park was particularly busy, which led to overflowing car parks, vehicles left along the sides of the road, and some visitors parking on the grassland.

Large numbers of vehicles put a huge strain on the deer, and unauthorised parking damages important wildlife habitats, such as flattening skylarks’ nests or destroying a 200-year old anthill.

We urge visitors to enjoy the park respectfully, and to use common sense and courtesy when considering driving to the park at busy times.

We don’t allow parking outside authorised car parks and we’re working with the Metropolitan Police who will issue fines to illegally-parked vehicles. If car parks are full, please use alternative forms of transport or leave vehicles outside Richmond Park.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

An Uber driver who raped one of his passengers before taking a selfie with her has been jailed for 12 years

Muhammad Durrani from Streatham attacked the woman who was returning home alone from a night out with friends in Clapham.

Judge David Tomlinson said the 38 year old was aware the victim was "almost paralytically drunk" at the time and has "ruined her life".

He will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and subject to a restraining order, and sexual harm protection order.

Detective Constable Peter Monaghan, from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: "This woman booked the cab in good faith to safely take her home.

Durrani, realising the vulnerability of his victim, abused her trust and raped her.

This assault has had a significant impact upon her, and her life, and I would like to thank her for having the courage to come forward and give evidence in court."

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who believes that they may have been assaulted by Durrani.

They are asked to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command team on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A sports-mad mother from Hammersmith who lost part of her leg in an horrific road crash is suing for £7 million in damages

Charlotte Swift was injured when a car driven by her husband was involved in a catastrophic collision in 2013.

She is seeking £7 million compensation from her husband’s insurers for damages and a running blade.

The insurers are arguing that the running blade is unnecessary and the pay-out should be limited to £2 million.

Swift has always dreamed of completing a marathon and wants the blade to compete in a triathlon.

The case continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of stabbing a youth worker to death outside Parsons Green Tube



The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

20 year old Omid Saidy (pictured) was fatally stabbed in the neck in October.

Another teenager, 19 year old Shafiq Smith, was cleared of murder and manslaughter, but found guilty of wounding with intent.

The two teenagers will be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Ham’s historic Petersham Gardens will once again throw open their doors to the public for charity next month

Everything from minimalist to ornate gardens will be on show on June the 3rd.

Money raised from the bi-annual event goes to the Petersham Environment Trust.

The charity helps fund environmental causes in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A father from Nine Elms has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his baby son

A father whose three-month-old son died after he was shaken and immersed in water has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Ah'Kiell Walker died from a brain injury in July 2016.

Alistair Walker from Nine Elms was also found guilty of cruelty to a person under the age of 16.

The child's mother, Hannah Henry, was found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a child. She was acquitted of manslaughter.

The parents will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man from Croydon has handed himself into police following a shooting in Cardiff earlier this year

In February, a 26-year-old man was taken to hospital after being shot in the face at a flat.

He suffered facial injuries as a result but was discharged from hospital two days later.

The 22 year old voluntarily attended Cardiff Bay Police Station yesterday while another woman from London was also arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Can you help find this missing man from Fulham?


A vulnerable man has gone missing from Fulham.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Samuel Clapham.

The 22 year old was last seen at around 2.30 on Sunday afternoon, he has links to Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth and Surrey.

Samuel suffers with schizophrenia and his family are concerned for his well being as he may be a danger to himself.

Anyone with any information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Carshalton and Mitcham pair found guilty of attacking an Uber driver

A man and a woman have been found guilty of GBH on an Uber driver.

Ioan Pal from Mitcham and Charlotte Johnson from Carshalton attacked the driver after they accused him of stealing her handbag.

The victim had driven off with the bag in the back of his car without realising. The pair tracked the driver using a phone app.

He was punched multiple times and was with three fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket.

Pal and Johnson will be sentenced on the 1st June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Fresh calls are being made to Sadiq Khan to reinstate stop and search following the rise in stabbings across the capital

The now London Mayor campaigned for an end to the practice while he was Tooting’s MP back in 2015.

While on his Mayoral tour he said if he was elected to City Hall, he would “do everything in my power to cut” it.

At the time, he said the move undermines public confidence in the police.

The Met dramatically reduced the number of random stop and searches in 2012 in an effort to improve relations with black and ethnic minority communities.

However, since Christmas, there have been over 60 murder investigations launched in the capital, momentarily overtaking New York’s crime rate.

In the last few days alone, there have been stabbings in Twickenham and Croydon.

Mr Khan tweeted that he is doing all he can “to compensate for the failure of ministers on violent crime.”

City Hall is investing £110 million in the Met to keep police numbers up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A high tech way of helping air ambulance paramedics pioneered in Surrey looks like it’s going nationwide

The goodSAM system that uses smartphone video calls to help them locate and treat patients is reportedly going to be rolled out nationally by the NHS.

Mark Wilson's one of the people behind the technology.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Goodgym and Kingston Council will launch a new project

Goodgym and Kingston Council are launching a new project that combines running and helping the local community.

People can choose to run to see an older person for a weekly social visit, and help them with basic household tasks.

Alternatively, you can run with a trainer and plant trees, garden, or clear litter.

20 runners have already registered for the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

A 21st century boost is coming for commuters

A 21st century boost for commuters - all new trains and rail signalling will be digital or digital-ready from next year to cut overcrowding and peak-time delays…

Epsom MP and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling compared the move to when consumers bought future-proof digital televisions ahead of the switchover from analogue …

A large slice of signalling is still Victorian – with line-side traffic lights – the upgrade will take 15 years..
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Kingston Samaritans are celebrating their 50th anniversary

The team will be outside the Bentalls Centre throughout today raising awareness of their work.

Volunteers say they can often find the work challenging but rewarding.

Kingston offers a face to face service.

Branch director Helen Dixon says the anonymity means they rarely know what happens to people after speaking to them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Radio Jackie Facebook debate over Police officers in Staines

The majority of people who took part in a Radio Jackie Facebook debate today agree that police were right to reprimand a 12 year old.

It’s after the child was spotted giving officers both middle fingers while they were driving with their father in Staines.

Some commented that police should not be dealing with minor matters and it’s “up to parents” to discipline their children.

However, the majority sided with officers saying children “need to learn respect,” irrespective of who teaches it to them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 pm  

Collision outside Tolworth girl's school

There’s been a collision between two cars at the Hook junction outside the Tolworth girl’s school.

It happened at around ten past six this evening.

Police and Ambulance attended the scene.

One person has serious injuries but there are no reports of any fatalities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Missing woman in Sunbury Update

A woman who went missing from Sunbury has been found.

78 year old Jan Barlow has been found safe and well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

International Manhunt for man behind Chelsea art fair Heist

An international manhunt is under way for a Jewel thief who stole two million pounds worth of rings from a Chelsea art fair.

Police are trying to trace Vinko Osmakcic who is suspected as being a member of the Pink Panthers gang who are wanted worldwide.

The Pink Panthers are a group who are behind a series of high profile thefts of jewellery.

Vinko a Croatian national is at the centre of the manhunt over the disappearance of three rings from the Royal Chelsea Hospital last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

CCTV images have been released after an assault at Clapham North Underground station



It happened at quarter past midnight on the 7th April.

The victim, a man in his thirties, accidently bumped into two men at the bottom of the escalators.

The two men then assaulted the man causing minor injuries to his face.

If you have any information, contact the British Transport Police.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

The MP for Feltham has praised workers at the area’s young offenders institution after an 80% reduction on assaults on staff

However, Seema Malhotra says the converted Victorian school “falls far short of what is needed for a modern and effective prison institution”.

Teenagers now get rewarded with points for behaving well, which they can use to buy sweets at a merit shop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Legendary Chelsea captain Dennis Wise says a surprising run of results for Tottenham has let his old club back into the race for Champions League qualification

They go into tonight's Premier League match with Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge just two points behind fourth-placed Spurs - who host Newcastle later.

Wise says, he's got his fingers crossed that Rafa Benitez's team help out Chelsea this evening.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

A Crystal Palace winger has won EA sports player of the month

Crystal Palace forward Wilifried Zaha has won the EA sports player of the month.

He’s the first Palace player to win the award in 14 years.

It comes after an impressive month where he claimed four goals and one assist across four matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

A victim of crime turned councillor says he’ll now work even harder to fight the closure of Wimbledon Police Station

Paul Kohler was the only Lib Dem elected for Trinity Ward in Merton last week which remains under Labour control.

The 59 year old was attacked at his home near to the station by four burglars in 2015.

Paul says the Mayor of London’s plans to close the site to help save money was one of his reasons for standing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Police are hunting a man in connection with the theft of three rings, worth more than £2 million, in Chelsea



They were taken from an event at the Royal Hospital last July.

Vinko Osmakcic, is a Croatian national believed to be responsible for a number of high-value diamond thefts throughout Europe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

A 27 year old’s been stabbed near West Croydon station

The incident happened at 6pm yesterday, just a few hours after a teenager was stabbed in Twickenham.

Police are hunting two suspects who made off on mopeds near to the scene in Derby Road.

The 27 year old’s injuries are not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Surrey Roads Police officers are dividing public opinion


(@SurreyRoadCops on Twitter)

It’s after they stopped a man and his child in their car in Staines because the 12 year old gave officers “the middle finger”.

Officers posted on Twitter “parents, control your children and teach them some manners”.

But others have waded into the row saying the police have “better things to be doing with their time.”

The debate is also happening on our Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Spelthorne Council has installed solar panels at its Community Centres in Ashford and Staines.

It’ll allow them to be run solely on the renewable energy they generate.

The move is part of the council’s ongoing bid to reduce its carbon emissions.

Solar panels capture the sun’s energy and use it to either heat water or convert it into electricity; they don’t need direct sunlight to work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A victim of crime turned councillor says he’ll now work even harder to fight the closure of Wimbledon Police Station

Paul Kohler was the only Lib Dem elected for Trinity Ward in Merton last week which remains under Labour control.

The 59 year old was attacked at his home near to the station by four burglars in 2015.

Paul says the Mayor of London’s plans to close the site to help save money was one of his reasons for standing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Two shopkeepers from Sunbury have been fined over £1,000 each for selling “unsafe food.”

The pair were taken to court by Spelthorne Council following a complaint from a member of the public.

Officers visited the Loco shop in Nursery Road in September and found items on display that were past their best before or use by dates.

These included packaged chicken and a block of cheese that had a best before date of July 2017.

Despite the shopkeepers promising that it would not happen again, out of date produce was found on two further occasions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Sunrise Senior Living is to pay more than £2million in compensation to residents

It’s been revealed the care home operator has been charging them thousands of pounds in compulsory "up-front fees".

Sunrise has homes in areas including Banstead, Weybridge, Esher and Purley.

People who have left or leave within two years of moving into one of the company's homes are eligible.

It’s thought anyone affected will be compensated by around £3,000 each.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

A man remains in a serious condition in hospital this a morning after he was attacked in Shepperton on bank holiday Monday night

A fight broke out at around 11.30 outside the King’s Head in Church Square.

The man in his 40s was airlifted to St George’s hospital in Tooting.

Two 31 year old men were arrested at the scene and are in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Norwegian Air has revealed that it’s rejected two takeover offers from British Airways’ parent, International Consolidated Airline

Budget airline Norwegian said it had rejected the bids on the basis that they had undervalued the company.

BA boss Willie Walsh says a fresh approach has not been ruled out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Violence at Feltham young offenders institution dropped after teenagers were given sweets for good behaviour…

An inspection's found staff had adopted a new "mindset" focusing on incentives.

An earlier report found boys were kept in cells "too long" - Feltham holds 140 teenagers.

The Ministry of Justice says the report’s "encouraging."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Housing association loses in wake of Grenfell tower fire

Housing association London & Quadrant have posted a fall in profit margins as a result of higher costs in the wake of the Grenfell tower fire.

It was one of several property businesses that had to test and alter buildings when safety issues were raised.

London & Quadrant said operating margins on lettings were negatively affected by the costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

A ceremony has been held in Croydon to mark the start of a new £6.5 million youth centre

The leader of Croydon Council joined other project funders today at the site in Selhurst to launch its development.

The new youth zone will include a four-court sports hall, a fitness suite and will offer enterprise and employment opportunities for young people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

A 16-year-old boy is in hospital after being stabbed in Twickenham

It happened at around 10 past 3 this afternoon at The Embankment.

Police say the teenager’s condition is not life-threatening.

It follows a spate of violence across the country this Bank Holiday weekend which saw extra police and armed units patrolling the streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

The mayor of London says his team will be meeting the FA later this week to get some assurances over the future of Wembley

Shahid Khan, owner of Fulham and NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars, has offered to buy the stadium in a deal worth up to £900 million.

Sadiq Khan says if that goes through, there are plenty of questions for the FA to answer.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Parents have called for free childcare when schools are shut for election days

It follows the closure of hundreds of schools across the capital during last week’s local elections to make way for polling stations.

In Kingston 7 buildings were used by local authorities and a further 33 in Croydon.

The closures left many parents taking the day off work to look after their children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Tributes are being paid to a councillor who’s retiring after 44 years of work in Elmbridge

Ruth Lyon was first elected in 1974 representing the Residents Association in the Thames Ditton Ward and also had a stint as Mayor.

Current Elmbridge Mayor Rachel Lake says it was outstanding public service and her commitment championed so many good causes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Fire broke out in Hounslow this morning

The brigade was called to a house in Avonwick Road at 10.15.

Part of the staircase and the first floor was damaged.

There are no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

It’s reported non-flammable cladding was not installed on Grenfell Tower

It’s alleged the move was due to cost-saving measures implemented by Kensington and Chelsea Council.

That’s according to The Guardian.

Leadbitter, the council’s preferred contractor, was allegedly dropped in favour of Rydon, who quoted £1.3m less but installed combustible cladding.

The council made the demands, even though they posted £235m in cash reserves in 2014.

Fire safety experts say solid aluminium cladding would not only have saved lives, but also £200,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

A man’s been airlifted to hospital after he was attacked outside a pub in Shepperton

A fight broke out at around 11.30 last night outside the King’s Head in Church Square off Chertsey Road.

One of the men in his forties suffered a serious head injury and was airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH while another 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They are currently in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won't confirm whether or not tomorrow's Premier League game with Huddersfield will be his final home match before leaving

There's been speculation for most of the season that he'll be off at the end of the campaign and could return to Italy.

Conte's side are still in contention to qualify for the Champions League.

The Italian's been asked if he's about to say good-bye to Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chelsea Football Club's facing a further five allegations of a racist bullying culture in the 80s and 90s bringing the total to nine

They include two white players who say they saw the abuse by two ex- youth coaches.

Seven black players are taking legal action, including this man, who wants to stay anonymous, so his words are spoken by someone else.



Chelsea says the claims will be "fully investigated" and has promised to support those affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chessington World of Adventures has come under fire over its new Land of the Tiger exhibition

Four endangered Amur Tigers arrived over the weekend.

But animal campaigners have pointed out that the big cat enclosure runs below the noisy log flume ride.

Born Free’s Chris Draper is also not impressed by the move. He says no animal belongs in a theme park.



We’re awaiting a statement from Chessington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Boris Johnson's attacked proposals for a customs partnership after Brexit as "crazy"

It would see the UK collect EU import tariffs on behalf of Brussels.

Those in favour think it would mean as frictionless trade as possible and it would guarantee no hard border in Ireland.

Streatham’s Labour MP Chuka Umunna voted to remain and is also against the customs partnership, but for different reasons to Mr Johnson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Travellers that had taken over Abbots Avenue in Epsom have now set up camp in nearby Cavell Way

The council went to court last week to try and evict them after they emerged at the start of the week.

They eventually moved on on Friday afternoon, but are now just a couple of roads away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Andree Frieze is celebrating her new role as one of the first Green councillors elected in Richmond

The party fielded only one candidate in each of the borough’s wards as they went into partnership with the Lib Dems who fielded two each

One of the Greens’ first aims is to introduce 20mph speed limits across the borough.

They also want to extend food waste recycling collections to all blocks of flats following a successful Green pilot in Ham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Brentford FC boss Dean Smith has dismissed rumours that he’ll be joining West Brom

He told West London Sport that “there is a long term plan” at Brentford, and that he will be remaining at Griffin Park.

Brentford finished the Championship in ninth place, while West Brom face relegation from the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Councillor Gareth Roberts has been chosen as the new leader of Richmond Council

He came out on top in Hampton Ward, with 20% of the vote.

He says he will “take democracy and decision-making out to local people”.

Roberts replaces Paul Hodgins, who was in the post after long-time leader Lord True retired last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Wet wipes set to be banned because they're changing the shape of the Thames in Barnes

Wet wipes are set to be 'eliminated' in Britain in the latest round of the war on single use plastic.

The announcement comes days after a study found piles of flushed wet wipes are changing the shape of the River Thames.

More than 5,000 had collected on a 116 square metre area near Hammersmith Bridge.

In Barnes so many wipes have clumped together that they have changed the shape of the riverbed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Fly-tippers inadvertently stop a driver during a police chase in Chertsey

Illegal fly-tippers turned out to have a positive impact when a driver tried to evade police last week.

While fleeing police in Chertsey and Virginia Water a driver took a wrong turn and found his way completely blocked by fly-tipped waste.

Surrey's Roads Policing Unit says he then allegedly attempted to resist arrest and tested positive for cocaine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Chertsey could soon see 150 new homes built

Nearly 150 new homes could be built on land formerly used as a sports pitch by a school in Chertsey.

Property developer Ashill wants to build 149 houses on the pitch in Hanworth Lane, which had previously been used by Salesian School

Ashill recently held a consultation event for more than 1000 residents and intends to submit a planning application by the end of June.

The majority of the dwellings would be apartments or three-bedroom houses with some four bedroom houses too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Sir David Attenborough has praised renovations at Kew Gardens

The star has praised the newly restored Temperature House at Kew Gardens calling it ‘breathtakingly beautiful’.

The glasshouse is set to reopen this week after a £41 million renovation.

It is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse and contains over 10,000 plants many of which are at-risk species.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Monday, 7 May 2018

A two-year-old boy is in hospital following a collision in Sutton this morning

It happened just before 9am in Malden Road.

Police say his condition is being described as not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Top executives at the Football Association are to be grilled in Parliament over the potential sale of Wembley Stadium

Fulham and NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has offered to buy the stadium.

But the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee says it will question FA chiefs and Sports Minister Tracey Crouch over the possible sale on July 18th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

Figures for Surrey County councillors' expenses revealed

More than £1.7 million was paid to Surrey councillors and political officers last year.

Council Leader David Hodge received the most at £68,000

A basic allowance of £12,500 is paid to each member every year to “recognise the commitment of all councillors”.

They can also receive special responsibility allowances each month.

Surrey is ranked fourth for most councillor expenses, behind Lancashire, Kent and Essex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Surbiton tax fraudster jailed

A Surbiton carpenter who fraudulently claimed eighteen and half thousand pounds in tax repayments has been jailed for two years.

Alan Byrne, who’s 35, falsified expense claims and tax paid in his self assessment returns between 2012 and 2016.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Women's sport round-up with news from Surbiton, Chelsea and Surrey

We’ve had an exciting weekend for women’s sport in south-west London. Chelsea Ladies won the Women’s FA Cup Final on Saturday with a resounding 3-1 victory in a London Derby against Arsenal.

The crowd at Wembley was record-breaking with more than 45 thousand in attendance.

And Surrey Ladies Cricket opened their season with a win at home against Devon. They’re back in action again at Cobham today against Wales.

Looking ahead, we’ve got the women’s hockey European cup coming to Surbiton next week. Surbiton are English champions and they’ll be looking to beat Madrid club Campos in the opener on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

It’s been alleged Qatar is supporting terrorism, after their Premier was photographed at a wedding with terror financier Abdulrahman Al-Nuaimi

Prime Minister Khalifa says he was invited by Al-Nuaimi’s son, who he calls an “upstanding” government employee.

However, Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith says Al-Nuaimi was tweeting while supposedly in jail, so may have been released early.

In the Daily Telegraph, Goldsmith is asking MPs to demand answers from Qatar.

Al-Nuaimi and the Qatari government deny their allegations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Wimbledon's ranking in Britain's favourite stations revealed

It’s been revealed that Wimbledon Station is one the least popular in the country.

The independent watchdog Transport Focus took the views of more than 28,000 people at 56 stations for its ranking.

71% were satisfied with the station, this may seem like a high score but by comparison King’s Cross achieved a 96% approval rating.

Glasgow Queen Street was named as Britain's most unpopular railway station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

"Teething problems" with election ID pilot in Woking

The Woking local election count was overshadowed by councillors, candidates and voters reporting issues with the photographic ID pilot.

Woking was one of four local authorities across the country taking part in a trial project aimed at tackling electoral fraud.

However, a number of difficulties were raised, with a man even reportedly calling the police after objecting to showing his ID

The leader of the council said that teething issues were "inevitable".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Europe’s busiest aviation hub has reported another record quarter

Almost 200,000 passengers a day passed through Heathrow Airport in the first three months of the year.

Between January and March 17.7 million passengers used London’s leading airport, a 3.1 per cent increase from the same time last year

The sharpest rises in traffic were to Latin America and Africa
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

'It was extremely lucky no-one was killed' Say police in Morden following a crash



Police have said it is "extremely lucky" nobody was killed after a crash in Morden.

The crash happened in Kingsbridge Road on Thursday afternoon. The photos seem to show part of a neighbour's wall taken out.

Merton Police tweeted: "Speeding Drivers take note - perceived ability is different from real ability.

One man was charged with dangerous driving
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Can you help find this wanted Kingston woman?


Police in Kingston are seeking help from the public to trace a woman who breached her parole.

Nadine Steer is wanted for breaching the conditions of her licence and must go back to prison, where she served time for burglary.

Police have advised not to approach Nadine.

If you see her or know her whereabouts call 999, you can find her photo on our Radio Jackie Twitter feed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Surrey Cricket League: St Lukes make winning start in top flight

St Lukes made a winning start to life in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division with a 3 wicket win over Croydon on the weekend.

Tejas Bhat’s unbeaten 87 pushed Croydon to 177 all out but St Lukes got to 182 for 7 to register the win.

Sumith Madusanka’s unbeaten 123 and Kesha Rajadurai’s six wicket haul led Surrey Seamers to a resounding 219 runs win over Osterley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Property bosses welcome Tory retention of Wandsworth Council

Property bosses say the Conservative Party’s retention of Wandsworth and Westminster in the local government elections is good news for the industry.

Labour failed to make the gains they needed to seize control of the two Tory “crown jewels”.

Major redevelopments are currently taking place in both boroughs and there had been concern in the industry that an increase in power for Labour could mean a different property development approach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 am  

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Surrey Women Cricket Club open with a win at home in Cobham against Devon

In the cricket, Surrey Women have opened their season with a win against Devon.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Surrey scored 193 before bowling Devon out for 157.

They played at home at Reed’s School, Cobham, and they’re back in action tomorrow when they host Wales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

London Fire Brigade issue safety warning for Bank Holiday barbecues

London Fire Brigade are urging people enjoying the Bank Holiday sun to take care with barbecues and never use one on a balcony.

The brigade has been called to 45 barbecues fires on balconies in the last five years.

There have already been ten barbecue incidents this year.

They’ve issued safety tips, including:

• Never use a barbecue indoors or on a balcony.
• Position your barbecue on level ground and keep it well away from anything that may catch fire (sheds, fences, trees, tents etc.)
• Keep children, pets and garden games away from the barbecue
• Have a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergency use.
• Never use a barbecues indoors or in a unventilated space as there is a real risk of creating dangerous Carbon Monoxide gas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 pm  

Surrey Police appeal for information on Epsom Hook Road Arena assault

Surrey Police are renewing appeals for information from people who went to a car boot sale at the Hook Road Arena in Epsom last month.

A man was assaulted on Sunday the 22nd of April.

He received a broken jaw in an unprovoked attack while he was putting items in his boot.

The offender fled in in a white Ford Transit van.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to members of the public who came to the victim’s aid.

If you have any information, call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Fulham into playoffs after loss

Fulham will have to go through the play-offs if they want to be promoted from the Championship this season.

They failed to secure an automatic promotion place after losing 3-1 at Birmingham.

Cardiff pipped them to the final spot, after they drew 0-0 at home to Reading.

Elsewhere in the league, Brentford drew 1-1 to Hull and QPR lost 2-0 to Leeds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

'Must win' game for Chelsea, says Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says they have to beat Liverpool today to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Victory at Stamford Bridge would move them to within three points of their opponents with a game in hand, and two points off fourth placed Tottenham with two games to play.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Man suffering 'possible mental crisis' missing from Tolworth


Police are appealing for help in finding a vulnerable man who is missing from Tolworth.

27 year-old Amer Mustajbasic was last seen wearing a check shirt and no shoes.

Police say he could be suffering from a mental health crisis.

If you see him, please contact the police on 101 immediately
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

The shadow chancellor admits the row over anti-Semitism within Labour has hit their local election results

John McDonnell says he hopes to demonstrate "really positive progress" in the next few months.

One council the party failed to take control of is Barnet in north London - where there's a big Jewish community.

But they ended up losing seats - like that of Adam Lengleben - who is himself Jewish.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Sutton United will have to re-turf their half a million pound pitch if they want to join League Two next season

Sutton’s Chairman Bruce Elliot told the Guardian that their three year old Plastic Pitch could last for another eight years.

He estimates that a hybrid grass ground would cost £300,000.

Not re-turfing the field could see demotion to National League South.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Sutton Police are warning residents about scammers in the area

Fake door to door salesmen have been spotted around Benhill Road offering to fix tiles and clean gutters.

Officers warn that people have paid for services that have not been needed in the first place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Eni Aluko expects this to be her final year at Chelsea Ladies - and she's targeting a move abroad

The England forward came off the bench to help her side beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Women's FA Cup final.

A record crowd for the event of over 45-thousand was in attendance at Wembley.

Aluko says she's likely to move on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Nine Elms has commissioned creation of a human-powered floral sundial on the Patmore Estate

Residents and visitors will be invited to stand at the centre of the sundial, casting a shadow of their body which will reflect the time of day.

They will be then encouraged to follow shadows and collect plants connected to each interval.

The project is part of the Chelsea Fringe, the alternative garden festival returning for its seventh year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A bar in Fulham has banned men from wearing red trousers

Owners Kamran Dehdashti and Jamie Hazeel, opened the bar called The Little Blue Door last week.

The men say they’ll offer tracksuit bottoms or pyjamas to those who don’t stick to their quirky dress code.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Croydon’s food businesses are being given opportunities to apply for re-inspection under a new scheme.

Croydon Council aim to ‘fast-track’ businesses to higher ratings by giving liberties to apply for inspections at any time.

Director of Croydon’s food safety team, Andy Opie says it’s a great chance for those who have been rated disappointingly.

But he stresses they will have to have undertaken work recommended by inspectors – as ratings may go up or down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

McLaren F1 driver, Fernando Alonso has won the first race of the World Endurance Championship at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

The Woking-based McLaren driver was making his debut in the WEC, where he competes alongside his F1 duties.

This is the first time the Spaniard topped a podium in almost 5 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Surrey captain Rory Burns scored the highest total of the season so far, as his side posted 434 runs in their first innings against Worcestershire.

Burns went for 193, batting just short of nine hours.

Elsewhere, in Division Two - Middlesex are on the back-foot against Sussex on Day Two in Hove.

Harry Finch’s century helped his team post 323 runs.

Middlesex began their second innings, slumping to 9-2, but Dawid Malan’s unbeaten 34 steadied the ship until close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

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