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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Fulham lead 1-0 in the play-off final against Aston Villa at Wembley


Fulham are in the play-off final tonight against Aston Villa.

The winner will move up to the Premiership next season, it’s their first trip to Wembley since 1975.

In their semi-final second leg win against Derby, hundreds of Fulham fans invaded the pitch during celebrations after the game.

Former Chelsea player John Terry will captain Aston Villa.

Stay tuned to 107.8 Radio Jackie for all the latest scores.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

St Helier Hospital in Sutton opens new garden in memory of nurse

St Helier Hospital have opened a new garden area for patients, visitors and staff.

The new green space was created in memory of nurse Lesley Leahy who died last year after working at the hospital for 30 years.

Hailed as a ‘corner of calm’ it features flowers, a picnic table and a range of outside sculptures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Missing 81-year old from Hersham


Police are appealing for help from the public to find a missing vulnerable man from Hersham.

81-year old Donald John Clarke was last seen at his home last night and is described as white, around 5ft4 with short grey hair.

He was last seen in a long-sleeved, dark t shirt, a green jacket and black shoes.

Police are growing concerned, so if you have any information they can be contacted on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

UPDATE: Concerns grow for missing teenager from New Malden

Concerns are growing for a 13-year girl who is missing from New Malden.

Serena Alexander-Benson was last seen leaving her home at around 8am on Friday, dressed for school, in a green uniform.

Serena didn’t arrive at school but is believed to have boarded a ferry from Folkestone yesterday morning.

Police are investigating her whereabouts. Anyone who has seen her should call 999 immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Fulham fans are gearing up for one of the biggest games in the club’s history

It’s 43 years since the Whites were last at Wembley when they took on West Ham in the FA Cup final in 1975.

They face Aston Villa today for a place in the Premiership.

Michael Gregg is from the supporters trust:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Five elite bikes have been stolen in Addlestone

It’s believed they were taken on Tuesday night, when the victim was woken by a security light turning on.

It’s believed the burglar had prior knowledge of the bikes, and scoped out the property on Spinney Road beforehand.

The bikes are all XL frames, and have the names Emma Packer and Jonathon Packer on the frames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Thousands of people will be tuning in to the Humanity First Global Telethon today

The Tolworth based charity hopes the event will raise millions for its hospitals and clinics across the world.

The televised appeal will run from midday until 10pm on Sky channel 194.

This month marks the holy festival of Ramadan where Muslims are encouraged to fast and be more charitable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

The mother of murdered French nanny Sophie Lionnet is demanding the death penalty for her killers

The 21 year old’s employers were found guilty of killing her at their property in Southfields on Thursday.

Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni starved and beat Sophie before disposing of her body and trying to hide the evidence.

Her mother, 48 year old Catherine Devallonne told The Sun, “I’d like the death penalty. That’s what they deserve.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Business groups lobby for Heathrow expansion vote

Business groups are pressing the government to get on with the expansion of Heathrow.

They’ve written to the Prime Minister urging her to stick to the timetable for having a vote on the airport’s future.

The vote was expected to happen before the start of the summer recess on the 24th of July.

The groups, including the Confederation of British Industry, the British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, don’t want the vote delayed until September when Parliament will be focussed on Brexit.

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been lobbying the business groups and MPs to support the government’s expansion plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am  

Plans for a Walton development rejected

The Drake Park planning inquiry has come to an end with the Secretary of State backing Elmbridge Council.

The Council had refused outline planning permission for development of land east of Weylands House in Molesey Road and south of Field Common Lane in Walton.

The Secretary of State judged the benefits of additional housing did not to outweigh the harm to the green belt and that there were not any special circumstances which justified such development.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Friday, 25 May 2018

Appeal for missing 13-year-old girl from New Malden



Kingston police are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl from New Malden.

Serena McAlister has dark brown hair and is wearing a Holy Cross school uniform with a green blazer.

Anyone with information should call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 pm  

Police and K9 unit apprehend moped thieves in Walton

Three men have been arrested and two mopeds recovered after officers saw the alleged theft unfold on CCTV and gave chase.

One of the scooters had just gone missing from Walton Train Station car park on the 15th of May when the pursuit began.

Officers on foot caught and arrested one of the suspects while officers and a dogs unit assisted in locating the remaining two suspects.

The three men remain under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Merton police appeal for missing elderly man with Alzheimer's


Merton police are searching for a missing man from Mitcham with advanced Alzheimer’s.

Jason Lavender is 82. He’s white, 5’10’’ and wearing navy trousers with a striped shirt and dark pullover.

Anyone with information should call 999.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Historic first for the Met as crypto hacker prosecuted


Cyber crime detectives from the Metropolitan police have seized half a million pounds worth of Bitcoin from a prolific hacker.

It’s the first case of its kind for the Met, and only the second seizure of cryptocurrency in the UK.

Grant West, who’s 26, used ‘phishing’ scams to obtain the data of tens of thousands of people. He sold the data on the dark web under the pseudonym "Courvoisier",

He was sentenced today at Southwark Crown Court to ten years and eight months’ imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Croydon will celebrate annual Windrush Day

Croydon council has announced plans to celebrate an annual Windrush Day.

The day aims to recognise the contribution that Commonwealth British citizens have made to the borough.

The announcement follows an event held at the Town Hall which discussed the current immigration issues facing the Windrush generation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 pm  

Inquest on Weybridge Russian whistleblower has been stalled

An inquest into the death of a Russian whistleblower in Weybridge has been put on hold due to an ongoing government review.

Alexander Perepilichnyy was found lying in a road near his home in 2012.

He had fought off a legal challenge by a debt recovery firm allegedly linked with the prime suspect in the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

The inquest had been examining whether Mr Perepilichnyy died of natural causes or was poisoned.

The conclusion had been due to take place on Tuesday but has now been moved to the 27th of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm  

George Ford and Chris Robshaw will co-captain England in Sunday's non-cap rugby union international with the Barbarians at Twickenham

Scrum-half Ben Youngs returns to the team for the first time since injuring his knee against Italy in the Six Nations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chris Ashton will start for the Barbarians rugby union team against England at Twickenham on Sunday

He's been picked at full-back while Scotland's Finn Russell is in at fly-half.

Ashton's earned 39 caps for England but hasn't featured in the Test side since 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

McLaren has teamed up with phone company HTC to develop a virtual reality F1 racing game

The Woking-based engineers are collaborating with them to create a special edition VR headset.

They say they want to capture the “visceral dynamism of the sport”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A man had to be cut from his car after it collided with a van in Sunbury this morning

The accident happened in Lower Hampton Road at around 6.50.

The driver of the car was taken to St George's Hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The driver of the van was relatively unscathed, according to Sunbury Fire Station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones says he hasn't decided what position Danny Cipriani might play in against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday

The recalled fly-half, who can also play at full-back, will start on the bench.

Elliot Daly begins in that full-back spot ahead of regular incumbent Mike Brown, who's on the wing.

Jones says it's an experiment he's planned for a while.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Full interview with Peter Boxell, father of 15 year old Lee, who disappeared from Sutton in 1988

The annual “The Big Tweet,” being led by charity Missing People, is underway.

It'll see one appeal tweeted out every half an hour until midnight.

It's thought 80,000 children go missing every year.

Peter Boxell’s son Lee disappeared from Sutton High Street in 1988 when he was just 15 years old.

The schoolboy from Cheam left his friend at around 1pm and was never seen again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Annual #TheBigTweet underway

“The Big Tweet,” being led by charity Missing People, will see one appeal tweeted out every half an hour until midnight.

Peter Boxell’s son Lee disappeared from Sutton High Street in 1988 when he was just 15 years old.

The schoolboy from Cheam left his friend at around 1pm and was never seen again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

People in Epsom are being urged to go out and give blood next month

A session is taking place on the 5th of June at the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints in Banstead Road.

It’s being hosted by the NHS Blood and Transplant team.

Around 200,000 new donors are needed every year to ensure the right mix of blood groups.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

The look of Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road could be about to change forever

Residents are being reminded to take part in a public consultation into plans for a series of “streetscape” improvements.

They’re designed to enhance this busy parade of shops, bars and restaurants.

The consultation via the council’s website closes on June the 15th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

It’s worth an estimated £160 million to the winner

Tomorrow’s Championship play-off final will not only secure Premier League status but a financial windfall like none other in football.

Fulham take on Aston Villa.

Micheal Gregg is from the supporters’ trust.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Green belt land in Walton will not be built on

The developers behind the Drake Park initiative were dismissed unanimously by Elmbridge Council in November.

But now Bonnar Allen’s appeal to the housing secretary has been refused.

The development would have turned 147 acres of green belt land into a housing village.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

A place in the Premier League is at stake

Fulham are set to take on Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final at Wembley tomorrow.

The Whites lost out in the semi-finals last season but defender Tim Ream says they’re hoping to avoid disappointment this time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

We’re due another scorching hot bank holiday weekend



But those of us hoping to cool off at Richmond’s Pools on the Park are being reminded they need to check before setting off.

With hot weather often comes thunder storms, and bosses at the popular outdoor swimming pool say this could mean closures.

They’ll update swimmers on social media at 8am each day of the three day weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

It’s been revealed the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham, enjoy the largest disposable income in the UK

The ONS say residents have around £60,000 to spare, nearly three times the national average.

Wandsworth and Richmond also cracked the top ten, both with over £30,000.

Nottingham was the worst performing in the UK, at just over £12,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

A record number of people in Wandsworth have been referred to food banks

That’s according to a report by the bank itself.

They say they issued 11% more emergency supplies this year, in line with the national average increase.

They recommend that the council’s public health team should include food security as their area of priority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Former England Captain Ray Wilkins will be remembered at a special football match in Sutton next month

The 61 year old died at St George’s Hospital in April after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The Chelsea Legends V Glasgow Rangers game will take place at Sutton United’s grounds in Gander Green Lane on June the 9th.

Former Chelsea player Gary Chivers will be taking part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

A man could be hauled to court after a load of household waste was found dumped in Putney Park Lane


The huge pile, including a carpet and microwave, were discovered along with more than a dozen bin bags.

A dossier of evidence is being prepared by Wandsworth Council.

If found guilty, the maximum penalties the man could face is an unlimited fine or he could be jailed for up to 5 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am  

Thursday, 24 May 2018

New house price and first-time buyer figures for Sutton revealed

Hopeful first time buyers face paying double the price for a home in London compared to elsewhere in the UK.

Lloyds Bank says the average property has jumped to over £420,000- compared to £210,000 in cities outside the capital.

The most expensive London borough to live in is Kensington and Chelsea, with an average house price of nearly £2 million.

The figures also revealed that in Sutton, the average age for a first time buyer is at 39 years old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Heathrow Airport faces "unfair veto" complaint

Heathrow is facing a formal complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority.

It’s been lodged by Heathrow Hub which is proposing an alternative extended northern runway scheme.

But the group claims Heathrow has abused its dominant market position by “effectively and unfairly vetoing” the option.

Heathrow’s publicly claimed it did not veto it, but that the Airports Commission preferred its own north-west runway scheme.

Parliament is due to vote on expansion this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake comments on Boris Johnson's latest faux pas

Boris Johnson's been caught out by two Russian pranksters pretending to be the new Armenian prime minister.

During an 18-minute phone conversation, the foreign secretary discussed the Salisbury spy poisoning and Russian relations with the UK before realising it was a hoax.

They also spoke about false claims that President Putin is influencing Jeremy Corbyn.

The Foreign Office has called the stunt 'childish'.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake commented:

“Our Foreign Secretary came dangerously close today to revealing intelligence to a prankster.

“This is in a different class to his usual jolly japes. We need to know how this happened and how to stop it happening again.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Surrey Police commissioner announces new crime plan

A “refreshed” Police and Crime Plan has been launched for Surrey by Commissioner David Munro.

It’s designed to ensure Surrey Police stays ahead of new crimes and cracks down on emerging trends such as the recent rise in burglary.

The revised plan will set targets up until 2020 and replaces the original plan which was launched two years ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Two Hounslow teenagers sentenced in connection to the death of Patrick Oyeri

Two teenagers have been jailed in connection with a knife fight that led to the murder of 29-year-old Patrick Oyeri, from Feltham.

19-year-old Daniel Qureshi, from Hounslow, and Abbas Issa, who’s 18 and from Isleworth, were sentenced to four years and three and half years respectively for violent disorder and possession of weapons.

Issa had fled to Tanzania two days after the stabbing. He was arrested at Heathrow on his return.

Isleworth crown court heard how witnesses saw a fight between two groups in Rosebery Road, Hounslow, last September.

Patrick was found with a stab wound to his chest and pronounced dead at the scene.

The inquiry into who murdered Patrick continues.

Five others were questioned over his death, including an 18-year old from Teddington who was realised under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Croydon flytipping crackdown sees more prosecutions

Croydon Council’s clampdown on fly-tippers and litterers has now reached 198 prosecutions.

The latest court case saw 32 year old Pascaline Djiemegwo ordered to pay £834 for littering a blue bag of household waste onto a footpath.

At another hearing, Lovia Bonsu from Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay £400 for littering two black sacks and cardboard boxes.

The prosecutions are part of the Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Egham man banned from town for 5 years


A man from Egham won’t be allowed back in the town for 5 years.

32-year-old Thomas Colley has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order for his anti- social behaviour.

Many shops had to remove charity donation boxes from view for fear that they would go missing is he was nearby.

If Colley fails to comply with the CBO, he could be jailed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a man was robbed at knifepoint for his £50,000 Audermars Piguet watch in Chelsea

The theft happened in the early evening on May the 3rd in Franklins Row near the Saatchi Gallery.

The victim, a man in his late 20s, was walking his six month-old Mastiff puppy when he was attacked.

One man grabbed him by the shoulder, while the other produced a knife and held it to his stomach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Southfields murder trial result recap

Two people have been found guilty of murdering their nanny and burning her body in their garden in Southfields.

Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni killed 21 year old Sophie Lionnet at their property in Wimbledon Park Road in September.

They had both already admitted perverting the course of justice by trying to destroy her body on a bonfire.

The pathologist’s findings suggested Miss Lionnet suffered blunt force trauma to the head but the cause of death was unclear.

Ruth Bowskill is Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Heathrow is facing a formal complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority

It’s been lodged by Heathrow Hub which is proposing an alternative extended northern runway scheme.

But the group claims Heathrow has abused its dominant market position by “effectively and unfairly vetoing” the option.

Heathrow’s publicly claimed it did not veto it, but that the Airports Commission preferred its own north-west runway scheme.

Parliament is due to vote on expansion this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Virat Kohli won't be playing cricket for Surrey next month after all

The Indian captain was due to join the county throughout June, but a neck injury means that won't happen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

An inline skater who suffered a catastrophic head injury in a fall has launched a campaign urging others to wear a safety helmet



37 year old Rob Glanville from Wallington spent months in rehab at St Helier hospital after his accident in 2015.

He had been attempting to do a “wall ride” without a helmet, when the move went wrong and he hit his head before suffering a seizure.

His “Keep a lid on it!” campaign is being backed by Epsom and St Helier hospitals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

More on the couple found guilty of murdering their nanny in Southfields

Two people have been found guilty of murdering their nanny and burning her body in their garden in Southfields.

Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni killed 21 year old Sophie Lionnet last September.

A court heard they interrogated her over a bizarre obsession accusing her of being in league with one of the founders of Boyzone.

A post-mortem examination on Sophie’s body could not determine the cause of death and it was only weeks later, in October, that Sophie was able to be identified through DNA.

Ruth Bowskill from the Crown Prosecution Service says the case was unusual.



Detective Inspector Domenica Catino, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "As the investigating officer in this case I am satisfied that the verdict has bought some justice for Sophie but of course it will never bring her back.

"I cannot imagine what thoughts were going through Sophie’s mind whilst being held a prisoner in those 12 days leading up to her death but from the harrowing images obtained it showed a scared, broken and emaciated young girl who probably knew she was shortly facing death.

"I believe that we are Sophie’s voice telling of the torment, abuse and torture she suffered and today she has finally been heard.

"This has been an extremely harrowing and tragic case. Both Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider have robbed Sophie Lionnet, who was only 21, of her promising life and took her from her family and friends, who will never again get to see a beloved daughter, sister and friend.

"We will never know the full extent of the horrors Sophie had to endure as not all the ‘interrogations’ were recorded.

Even in death the torture, abuse and humiliation continued by placing her partially-clothed body into a suitcase with no regard for even a semblance of a burial, before taking the callous decision to burn her in an attempt to hide their murderous act.

"Again during the trial the abuse and humiliation of Sophie continued as Kouider portrayed herself as the victim and made wild accusations against Sophie and her mother.

It was clear that together the couple made the decision to torture Sophie and then in a cowardly fashion blamed each other for her death.

They were determined to do whatever it took to get what they wanted and neither one took any steps to help Sophie, it was always about them.

"By Kouider and Medouni burning Sophie’s body to such an extent, it deprived her family of seeing her to say their goodbyes.

No-one has the right to take that away from a mother or father, again it shows the cruel, evil nature of Kouider and Medouni - there were no boundaries for these two; no humanity, no compassion.

"I cannot praise Sophie’s family enough for their support and dignity maintained throughout the trial. I have personally seen their suffering, and they are the ones who are really serving a life sentence.

"I would like to thank the French Embassy and consulate for their assistance along with those involved in the prosecution.

I would also like to highlight the excellent work of my investigation team and commitment in getting justice for Sophie."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Hampton Court Palace's Tudor Kitchens have re-opened to the public after an interactive upgrade

Hampton Court’s historic Tudor Kitchens have re-opened to the public after a huge transformation.

They used to create over 800 meals a day for the court of Henry VIII in the 16th century.

Richard Fitch, who is the manager of the live interpretation for Historic Royal Palaces within the kitchens at Hampton Court, has been telling Jackie's Lucy Mayer about the 21st century re-design.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

A couple from Southfields have been found guilty of murdering their live-in au pair and trying dispose of her remains



40 year old Ouissem Medouni and 35 year old Sabrina Kouider were convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering 21 year old Sophie Lionnet (pictured above).

At an earlier hearing they had both admitted perverting the course of justice.

They will be sentenced next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

There may finally be proof that commuters would better walking than taking the bus through central London.

The slowest bus route can be outpaced by a chicken. The service crawls at a leisurely 4.1mph whereas a chicken can sprint at 9mph.

The second slowest route is the number 11 which runs from Fulham. It travels on average at just under 5mph, slower than a donkey.

One of the slowest boroughs to travel through during the morning rush hour is Kensington and Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Kingston residents could win prizes if they reduce their food waste

The council has launched a new initiative to encourage residents living in purpose-built flats to take part in the food waste challenge.

Participants will pledge to adopt waste cutting measures like storing food correctly, portion control and using leftovers.

For every week residents stick to their pledge, they’ll earn green points and will then be in with a chance to win monthly cash prizes

2,800 residents in the borough have already signed up for the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

The widow of a man who died in the Croydon tram disaster has won a pay out.

But devastated Marilyn Logan says she is still 'angry and bitter' that no one has been prosecuted over the crash.

Her husband Philip died in the derailment in November 2016, which killed seven people and injured 50.

Transport for London admitted liability for the accident in March 2017 and is now working to install a new safety system
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

The Tudor kitchens at Hampton Court Palace have reopened following an upgrade

You may remember visiting them on a school trip, but the Tudor kitchens at Hampton Court Palace will be unrecognisable to you now.

They’ve just reopened to the public having undergone a year - long upgrade, which included a month long closure.

They’re now much more interactive; visitors can smell and touch food on display as well as have a go at turning a real spit roast.

Richard Fitch, whose been leading the re-design, says the way people want to learn about history has changed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Harlequins have signed second row Matt Symons.

He’s one of the few English players to have played in Super Rugby, as he played for The Chiefs in New Zealand.

Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree says “He brings a physicality and lineout authority that we’ve been looking for”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 am  

A ferry service which has been in use for over five hundred years is being threatened with closure.

The owner of Hampton Ferry service which crosses the River Thames says plans to build two bays beside the docking point could make operating the ferry impossible.

The Environment Agency says it is in conversation with the ferry owners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 am  

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command have arrested a woman for failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.

She was arrested this morning and is currently in custody at a south London Police station.

An address in south London is being searched.

Police have confirmed this is in connection with the arrest of a man on Friday on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

He remains in custody, also at a south London police station while enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 pm  

A teacher from Mitcham has returned from the Commonwealth Games a hero after being part of the first ever Jamaican lawn bowls team.

Andrew Newell from Lonesome Primary School wanted to create the first ever Jamaican team to play lawn bowls in an international competition.

Mr Newell came out on top to give Jamaica its first ever win in the sport of lawn bowls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

A man who was wanted by Police for attacking officers and stealing from shops has been jailed.

Nicholas Hazell from Sutton was wanted for offences in both Merton and Surrey.

Mr. Hazell pleaded guilty to ten charges at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court was sent to prison for eight months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is campaigning for the rail minister to get rid of Southern Rail and hand over services to TFL.

He says that rail passengers have put up with Southern’s “incompetence” for far too long.

He’s started a petition with the hashtag, SackSouthern.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

The grandfather of a two-year-old boy killed by the Grenfell Tower fire spoke emotionally today, paying tribute by saying “Our hearts break — we love and miss you”.

Jeremiah Deen died in the blaze with his mother Zainab after being trapped in their 14th-floor flat in June last year.

On the third day of the public inquiry into the disaster, the statement by Jeremiah’s Grandfather Zainu Dean was read by their lawyer adding, “We are happy you are with your mother, who loved, treasured and adored you”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Today is the launch of a new policing unit in South West London.

Wandsworth, Richmond, Merton and Kingston have been merged into the South West Basic Command Unit.

The Met says the new model will allow them greater flexibility to meet new challenges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

It’s been announced that Vice-Chairs at Surrey County Council are to have their allowances increased

Leader David Hodge says it’s due to their “long hours” and “substantial work”.

It’s been strongly criticised by the Liberal Democrats, who say residents have not had pay rises for many years.

They’re calling for the administration to reverse the changes and put the money into frontline services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

A police officer from Croydon saved seven people from a burning building in London Road last Friday

PC Neil Dobson was out with his police dog Monty around midnight when he saw thick black smoke.

He tied him up outside and forced entry into the flats to wake sleeping residents.

He evacuated everyone without injury, including a mother and baby, before the arrival of the Fire Brigade.

The three-storey building was destroyed by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

This week is Dementia Awareness Week, and people over 65 are being urged to get themselves checked

Public Health England estimate that only 60% of those with the condition in Kingston have been diagnosed.

Dominque Kent from the Good Care group says it’s important to educate people about dementia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A court's heard how an alleged IS supporter apparently encouraged people online to carry out an attack against Prince George

Prosecutors claim 32-year-old Husnain Rashid from Lancashire provided an "e-toolkit for terrorism" over the internet.

He allegedly posted details of the Prince’s school, Thomas’s Battersea, online.

He denies six terror offences at Woolwich Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

The Fulham branch of Iceland has introduced a reverse vending machine, which dispenses vouchers for plastic bottles

It’s being trialled in the branch for six months.

It only takes bottles which have bought from the store, but gives customers ten pence for them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Care homes need to do more to make sure residents get “real choice” at mealtimes

That’s the message from Healthwatch Surrey.

Research by the campaign group has found some care home residents are too afraid to speak out about bad food when staff are busy.

It visited 20 homes across the county, speaking to 237 residents, visitors and staff about how enjoyable they found mealtimes to be.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

A woman has been assaulted on a bus while trying to intervene in racist comments



A man was being abusive to other passengers on the 81 bus between Hounslow and Slough 11 days ago.

When the woman made a comment, the man attacked her to the point that she needed hospital treatment.

If you have any information, contact Thames Valley police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The Chelsea Flower Show is in full swing on day 2

This year’s theme is the power of plants and gardens.

Award winning designer Matt Keightley has created a relaxing garden for the RHS, in conjunction with the NHS, to mark its 70th birthday.

His Feel Good Garden is inspired by his plans for a health and well-being garden due to be opened at Wisley.

He's been chatting about his plans with Jackie's Simone Halfin.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Fulham FC are using #ffcwhitewall to urge their fans to wear white at this Saturday's play off final

Fulham Football Club have started a campaign urging fans to turn the east side of Wembley into a 'wall of white' for the game against Aston Villa.

Using the hashtag #FFCWhiteWall, the club are telling their 38,000 fans to make sure they are wearing white for Saturday’s Championship play off final.

Michael Gregg is from the supporters trust:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

West London gang defrauded £2.5 million by selling poorly puppies

A gang of fraudsters, including a vet, who sold sick and dying puppies across West London have been sentenced.

They made £2.5m selling more than 5-thousand puppy-farmed dogs, including cavapoos and yorkies.

A family from Feltham said they had to put their new puppy down days after bringing it home.

Isleworth crown court handed down jail time and community orders to the group of six for fraud and animal cruelty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

A Wandsworth serial sex attacker dubbed the “Night Bus Beast” has his parole under review

If granted, Kirk Reid could be released this autumn, after serving nine years of his life sentence.

He sexually assaulted women in Clapham, Balham and Tooting after following them home from the N155 night bus.

Police believe he may have targeted as many as a hundred victims between 2001 and 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

A consultation on plans to make all roads in Richmond 20mph has been fast tracked

Councillors say residents will be able to have their say in “the very near future.”

At the moment, 20mph zones are implemented on a road by road basis following petitions from residents.

The petition is then evaluated by officers before a formal consultation begins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake speaks out on food waste

Feed people, not landfill.

That’s the message to the Government from Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake.

Lucy Mayer reports.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Simon Cowell tells us about the volunteering crisis at Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead

The Wildlife Aid Foundation is facing a volunteer crisis.

The charity in Leatherhead relies on over 300 volunteers to look after hundreds of injured and orphaned wild animals at its rescue centre.

CEO Simon Cowell founded the charity; he explains why it’s such a vital part of the Surrey community.

If you want to find out more, just Like the Radio Jackie Facebook page.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Jailed Egham couple have farm seized

A couple who were jailed for breaching planning guidelines in Egham have now had their farm taken away from them.

Daniel and Linda Beach used their land in Hurst Lane to illegally store freight containers and other industrial waste over 10 years.

They still owe Runnymede Borough Council more than £1 million.

The authority has appointed receivers to recoup the rest of the cash owed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Obesity in Hounslow

A third of ten year olds are obese in Hounslow.

That’s according to data from the National Child Measurement Programme.

The Council is in the process of rolling out a number of initiatives to combat the problem from Junior Park Runs to the Mile A Day scheme

Obese children are at increased risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, bone, joint and breathing difficulties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 am  

A new controlled parking zone comes to Twickenham

A new controlled parking zone has been implemented in West Twickenham.

It’s following petitions from residents and an extensive consultation.

It’s been implemented in the Colne Road area north of Twickenham Green.

The cpz came into effect on Monday and will operate from 8.30am to 6.30pm Mondays through Saturdays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 am  

House Fire in Wimbledon UPDATE

A fire which broke out at a house in Wimbledon on Tuesday evening is now under control.

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters who were called at around 5.15pm remain at the scene.

Part of the second floor loft conversion has been damaged by the fire.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 am  

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A man who’s cycling across Europe for charity says it’s important he doesn’t push himself too far

Nick Waite from St Margaret’s is cycling 4,000 miles for the Nepal Youth Foundation.

Nick says that he now makes sure he rests every few days.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Eamonn Holmes says he’s been “liberated” by a hearing aid after going through the “manopause”

The 58 year old broadcaster from Weybridge says his health had been declining in recent years.

He discovered he had lost 30 % of his hearing when he turned 50, forcing him to wear a hearing aid when presenting Sky News.

The This Morning presenter says he now feels “frustrated” when he doesn’t wear the device.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Fire broke out at a house in Wimbledon

The roof of the property in The Drive was alight just after 5.15 this evening.

The cause of the blaze and any injuries are not known at this stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Thousands have been enjoying the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show

This year’s theme is the power of plants and gardens.

Award winning designer Matt Keightley has created a relaxing garden for the RHS, in conjunction with the NHS, to mark its 70th birthday.

It’s inspired by his plans for a health and wellbeing garden due to be opened at Wisley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Keith Richards says there's a ritual to what he does backstage before a gig

The Rolling Stones are currently taking their No Filter tour around the UK are Ireland and are playing Twickenham in a few weeks.

The guitarist says he "feels the stage" while waiting to go on, and goes through the same process each night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Adult nurses are being offered the chance to retrain as midwives at Kingston and St George’s Hospitals

The 85 week course starting in September has been designed for those who have already studied at degree level.

They’ll also get the chance to learn a foreign language as part of the course.

The midwife profession is in the middle of a crisis with a shortage of people training for the job.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

It’s emerged voter ID didn’t work for the polling stations that trialled it at the council elections earlier this month

338 people in five areas of England including Woking were turned away because they didn’t have the correct identification.

A further 688 were initially stopped but later returned to the polling station with the correct documents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A programme aimed at ending knife crime in Kingston will air on Channel 4 tonight



It’ll feature Sophie Kafeero, whose son Derick Mulondo was stabbed to death during an argument in the town last June.

Sophie has launched her “Drop a Knife, Save a Life” campaign to unite people into stopping knife crime in the borough.

In tonight’s programme, Sophie will be seen talking to Lib Dem MP Ed Davey about what she feels Governments should be doing.

Approximately 37 people have died in London so far this year as a result of knife related injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Richmond leading the way on "harmful" wood burners.

There are new plans to reduce the number of people living in areas with high pollution levels.

Measures include restricting soot from wood burners and fires, and tackling ammonia emissions caused by farm waste.

Areas like Richmond have already designated themselves “smoke control areas.”

This means you’re committing an offence if you emit smoke from a chimney, furnace or any fixed boiler, unless you’re burning an authorised fuel or using an exempt appliance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Campaign launched to preserve Surrey's WWI open spaces

A campaign’s been launched calling for protected status for a number of open spaces across Surrey.

It’s been launched by the Royal British Legion in partnership with Fields in Trust.

The two charities have chosen areas with specific links to WWI as a thank you to all those who served in the conflict.

One of the areas that’s already secured protected status is Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands.

This year marks the final year of the WWI centenary.

Angela Lewis is Head of Programmes "Fields in Trust" and Bob Gamble OBE is Assistant Director Commemorative Events at The Royal British Legion.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Eni Aluko says she has had second thoughts about leaving Chelsea but is looking forward to a new challenge

The striker's heading to an as-yet unnamed European side after scoring in her final game for the Women's Super League champions.

After finding her first-team opportunities limited this season, Aluko told us she's still got plenty to offer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Campaigners calling for protected status for Surrey’s green spaces say they’ve heard nothing about a recreation ground in Sunbury

The Royal British Legion and Fields in Trust want all open spaces with links to WWI protected for future generations.

Cedars Recreation ground was chosen because it’s adjacent to Sunbury’s War Memorial.

But campaigners say they’ve had no response to their request from Spelthorne Borough Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Relatives of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire are continuing to pay tribute - on the second day of its inquiry

A family of three generations are among those being commemorated as part of six special hearings dedicated to those who lost their lives in the blaze in North Kensington.

Debbie Lamprell is one of the 72 who died.

Her colleague Michael Volpe has been reading a statement on behalf of her mother.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

There are calls for Theresa May to speak to the head of Sainsbury’s over proposed pay cuts

It’s emerged some employees will lose up to £3,000 as paid breaks and premium hours will be slashed.

The MP for Mitcham and Morden has written to the Prime Minister, asking her to ensure nobody will receive a pay cut.

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition against the changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

A teenager has been assaulted in Woking

Two men approached him on Sunday in St John’s Lye car park and demanded his moped keys.

When he refused, they attacked him and ran off without the keys.

The men are white and in their mid 20s, both short and with spiked up ginger hair.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Dale Winton will be laid to rest in a Humanist ceremony today, a month after his death

The Supermarket Sweep star died aged 62, with his cause of death yet to be confirmed.

And today, celebrity friends of the TV legend will pay their respects as he is laid to rest in a non-religious funeral.

Dale, who started DJing in clubs in Richmond in the 70s also fronted shows like The National Lottery game show ‘In It To Win It’ and ‘Celebrity Fit Club’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

A campaign has been launched to try and get protected status for a number of open spaces across Surrey

It’s been launched by the Royal British Legion in partnership with Fields in Trust.

The two charities have chosen areas with specific links to WWI as a thank you to all those who served in the conflict.

One of the areas awaiting approval for protected status is Park Gardens in Leatherhead.

A Victoria Cross Commemorative Stone was placed there last October in memory of Lieutenant Harold Auten.

He received the award for his bravery during his service in the war.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A fire broke out in Hounslow this morning

Firefighters were called to the scene in Cardington Square, at around eight o’clock.

A shed and garage were destroyed by the blaze.

A propane gas cylinder was involved in the fire so firefighters had to cool it down to make it safe.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

People living near a nature reserve in Mitcham claim the council is ignoring a growing traveller problem

They say debris has been collectively growing on Cranmer Green for the past few weeks.

Photos have also appeared on social media of caravans at the site, which residents say Merton Council have “forgotten.”

We’re awaiting a statement from the authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The historic Chelsea Flower Show begins today

Set in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, it’s on until Saturday.

The world famous event has been held in Chelsea since 1912.

The Great Pavilion where the main attractions are housed is large enough to accommodate 500 London buses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Kingston Council has come under fire from some residents who feel that changes to the town centre are a “terrorist threat.”



The area outside the station has been paved over, but some people are now calling for bollards to be installed to stop vehicle attacks.

Others have commented that the merged space is just not safe with regards to the amount of cars and pedestrians that have to share it.

Kingston Council has responded saying the police have been involved throughout the Go Cycle design process.

It also says any concerns need to be reported to Go Cycle directly
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Richmond had one the largest celebrations for the royal wedding

It has been revealed that Richmond held 93 separate street parties for the royal wedding.

This means it was one of the busiest districts in the UK for this kind of party.

The council had 97 applications in total and allowed residents to host parties for free, removing the fee of £67 normally charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Attention has been drawn to comments made by the Russian Embassy in Kensington

The UK has been accused of putting national security at risk by turning a blind eye to Russian “money laundering”.

The commons foreign affairs committee has said London is being used to hide “corrupt assets” of Putin and his allies.

The report points out that business between the UK and Russia continued “days after the attempted murders” of the Skripals

This prompted the Russian embassy in Kensington to tweet: “Business as usual?” when this took place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

A policeman in a helicopter has had a close call with a passenger jet around Heathrow

It’s emerged a policeman using a helicopter to monitor crowds at Windsor ahead of the royal wedding got the shock of his life on Saturday.

It’s after a huge passenger jet flew underneath him.

The plane, which was making its descent into Heathrow, was flying between 1,000 and 3,000 ft, way below the officers at 8,000ft.

The footage captured the AerLingus plane as it flew directly under the National Police Air Service's chopper.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 21 May 2018

A 13-year-old boy has gone missing from Heston



Esa Haizel was last seen at Heston swimming pool by a family friend on the 12th of May, but hasn’t been seen since.

Police say he’s gone missing twice before but not for this length of time.

He’s described as Asian, around 5ft 8 inches tall with curly black hair.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

A 44-year-old man has been charged following the death of a man in Mitcham



Arunesh Thangarajah (pictured) was found suffering from stab wounds near Montrose Gardens and London Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Manimaran Selliah was charged this afternoon for the 28-year-old’s murder and the attempted GBH of another man.

He’s due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

An 83-year-old man who was seriously injured following a collision in Wandsworth has died in hospital

Police were called to the accident in East Hill just before 10pm last Tuesday.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

The media secretary says he's unlikely to ask for an investigation into Comcast's £22-billion bid for Sky

Matt Hancock says the potential deal involving the Osterley based multi media company doesn’t raise public concerns about media ownership.

A separate bid from 21st Century Fox is being looked at by the Competition and Markets Authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

The Queen has been given the first glimpse of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show

The historic event opens to the public tomorrow morning.

One of the attractions on display this year is a tribute to the “Windrush” generation of Caribbean migrants

Their recent treatment has provoked a political scandal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

A major road through Epsom is closed off after a shed caught fire and the blaze spread to neighbouring gardens



Hook Road was shut just after 4 o’clock this afternoon.

Black smoke was seen billowing from the address affected.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

A man suffering a stab wound has taken himself to hospital

It’s after a group of people had a disagreement with him and his friend in Croydon.

The 21-year-old victim was attacked in the early hours of yesterday in Katharine Street.

He has since been discharged.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Meghan Markle's nephew let off with warning in #Kingston hours after #RoyalWedding

Meghan Markle’s nephew has been let off by police after taking a knife into a nightclub in Kingston hours after the royal wedding.

Tyler Dooley apparently also tried to take pepper spray into Bacchus after Donald Trump recently likened the capital with a "warzone".

Police say there was no risk to the public and "warnings" were given.

Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt says the 25-year-old had a lucky escape.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Hugh Grant is getting married later this month.

The actor, who's never been wed before, is going to marry his Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein.

Their engagement was announced via wedding banns posted at Kensington and Chelsea registry office.

The pair have three children together, and Hugh also has two children with his ex Tinglan Hong.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Woman missing from Addiscombe

Ceri Louise Montgomery has been missing since around 9am yesterday.

She was last seen in Morland Road.

She had been on a night out with friends in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Heathrow anti-expansion campaigners call out Royal Wedding "stunt"

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners have called out the airport over its “cheap royal wedding PR stunt” at the weekend.

Flights were supposed to be diverted away from Windsor on Saturday so the nuptials weren’t disturbed by aircraft noise.

However, it’s been revealed that they were postponed for just 15 minutes during the bride’s arrival at St George’s Chapel.

No 3rd Runway Coalition says the move was a “cynical attempt” to present the airport in a more positive light.

Those living near the castle say flights should have been suspended for the whole day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

One of the cast members from the radio soap opera The Archers has been given a special role at Kingston Grammar school



Stephen Kennedy, who plays Ian Craig, has been named as the school’s ‘Actor-in-Residence’ to support the Drama Department.

His works include Silent Witness, Casualty, and A Touch of Frost and he has performed at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

The BBC performer said he is keen to share his acting experiences while learning from the students too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

New head of rugby announced by Harlequins

Twickenham's Harlequins have named England defence coach Paul Gustard as its new head of rugby.

The club says it will be announcing the appointment of a new General Manager in due course
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Fire breaks out in Burpham



Fire has broken out in a flat above a parade of shops in London Road.

Surrey Fire and Rescue is currently at the scene and road closures remain in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Chelsea trio Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso have all been left out of Spain's squad for the tournament.

Former Stamford Bridge striker Diego Costa is among those picked in their final group of 23 to go to Russia.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin also won't be going but his team-mate Nacho Monreal is in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has paid St George’s hospital Tooting a visit

She was there to present a cake to staff as part of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The popular Scottish star was treated by the hospital in 2012 after she was trampled by a horse.

Lorraine had never ridden when she signed up for the charity challenge that ended in disaster.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Twickenham's MP Vince Cable comments on Chelsea boss Abramovich's visa delays

Downing Street's defending its visa system over reports Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's hasn't been renewed.

The government's examining investor visas issued to Russians after the Salisbury nerve agent attack led to worsening relations with Moscow.

The billionaire's not commenting on reports his document has expired.

Twickenham MP Vince Cable says that the Abramovich visa hold-up is a sign of a tougher line from the Home Office.

The Lib Dem leader Tweeted: "At last some action on Russian oligarchs."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Meltdown Monday for Southern services at Wimbledon and Sutton

Today’s been dubbed "Meltdown Monday" by rail unions, as sweeping train timetable changes take effect.

Thameslink and Southern services are affected, which includes Wimbledon and Sutton stations, as well as Great Northern lines.

Operator GoVia Thameslink apologised after it cancelled dozens of trains on Sunday, hours after it rolled out the new schedules.

Union RMT said it should "spell the end of the privatised chaos on Britain's railways".

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow the team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Ji So-Yun extends her stay at Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea Ladies midfielder Ji So-Yun has signed a further 2-year contract with the club.

The Korean player has scored 12 times in 28 matches this year.

She says she’s got her sights set on the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Grenfell inquiry begins

Nearly a year since the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensignton which killed 72 people, today their relatives have been paying tribute as an inquiry into the disaster begins.

Families are reading out statements and showing videos in memory of their loved ones.

Clarrie Mendy's cousin Mary was among the victims; she's welcoming the inquiry, saying it needs to be humanised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed at a hotel in Bournemouth

Police were called to the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton just after 1pm yesterday.

The woman was airlifted to hospital where her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Officers say the pair were known to each other and were staying there as guests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

A man from Sutton who assaulted police officers and stole from shops has been sent to prison for 8 months



Nicholas Hazell was wanted for shoplifting offences in Merton and Surrey and for two assaults on police officers.

As well as failing to appear at court and failing to attend court ordered drugs appointments.

Hazell pleaded guilty to 10 offences, including robbery and assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Meghan Markle's nephew reportedly tried to take a knife into a nightclub in Kingston on Saturday night

Because he was worried by Donald Trump saying London was "like a warzone".

Tyler Dooley wasn’t invited to the wedding, but according to reports the 25 year attempted to bring the blade into the Bacchus nightclub.

The cannabis farmer left the scene after other clubbers told him he would be arrested, after security called the police
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The MP for Wimbledon has been thanked for his charity work

The MP for Wimbledon has been thanked by Bowel Disease UK after donating repeatedly to the charity.

Stephen Hammond gave a number of appearance fees to their research programmes.

The charity’s projects include a £200k donation to St George’s Hospital in Tooting to fund a clinical trial into Bowel Cancer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A man in Walton was seriously injured in a crash last night

An elderly man has suffered life threatening injuries in a crash in Walton-on-Thames.

Police and ambulance crews were called out to Annett Road at around 7:45pm last night.

Two cars are involved - one was parked, the other was reversing.

A man in his 80s who was driving the reversing car was rushed to hospital.

Police say he is severely injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Reigate continue on winning ways

In the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division new boys Reigate Priory continued on their winning ways with a five wicket triumph over Balham & Tooting.

Scores: Balham & Tooting 114; Reigate Priory 116 for 5.

There were also wins for Croydon, St Lukes and Sutton Challengers.

In Division One London Gymkhana beat Commonwealth 1920 by six wickets in a high scoring game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Heathrow has shortest flight delay times

According to the Civil Aviation Authority Heathrow airport has the shortest flight delay times compared to other UK airports.

The Press Association analysis of the authority’s data claims customers flying from London Luton suffer the longest delays.

Flights were an average of 20 minutes behind schedule last year while London Gatwick was apparently the second worst for delays.

At Heathrow it was eleven minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Paul Gustard is set to be named as Harlequins’ new Head of Rugby

Gustard is currently England’s defence coach, one of boss Eddie Jones’ most trusted allies throughout his tenure.

The former Leicester and Saracens player is understood to be joining Quins after England’s tour of South Africa.

His appointment comes after Director of Rugby, John Kingston’s departure at the end of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Sunday, 20 May 2018

In Cricket, Middlesex beat Kent by 70 runs to register their first One-Day Cup win of the season

Opener Paul Stirling scored 125, with England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan striking a half century.

The home side posted 313-for-9 before bowling Kent all out for 243.

Seamer, Tom Helm made most of the in-roads, taking 4 wickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea Ladies have ended the Women’s Super League season unbeaten

Their record was under peril on the final day, as Liverpool Ladies raced to a 2-nil lead early on.

However, The Blues capped off a sensational comeback, as two late goals from Ji So-yun completed a 3-2 win.

Eni Aluko also scored on her final appearance in Blue.

This capped off a fine season, with Chelsea Ladies securing a league and cup double.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police have revealed the identity of the man stabbed to death in Mitcham early this morning

The victim is 28-year-old, Arunesh Thangarajah, a Sri Lankan national of no fixed address.

Mitcham and Morden MP, Siobhain McDonagh condemned the murder as ‘terrible’ and sends her condolences to the victim’s family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Mitcham and Morden MP, Siobhain McDonagh has offered her condolences to the victim who was fatally stabbed in Mitcham last night

In a tweet, she condemned the murder as ‘terrible’ and is sending her thoughts to the victim’s family.

The man, believed to be in his twenties was found near Montrose Gardens last night.

She also said she is in contact with the Met Police and Sadiq Khan following the murder.

The Labour MP is due to attend a police meeting first thing tomorrow morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Chelsea owner experiencing delays renewing visa

It's reported Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is yet to have his UK visa renewed - after it expired last month.

A source claims the Chelsea owner's renewal is taking longer than usual - as tensions with Russia continue.

He didn't attend yesterday's FA Cup final, in which Chelsea beat Manchester United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

"Conte has coped well" says Cudicini

Chelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini believes boss Antonio Conte has coped well with constant speculation about his future.

He led the side to an 8th FA Cup after winning the Premier League during his first season in charge.

Rumours suggest Conte will be leaving in the summer, despite having a year left on his contract.

Cudicini says such reports are part of the role.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Ji and Aluko on target as Chelsea Ladies pull off dramatic comeback

Chelsea Ladies have pulled off an amazing comeback against Liverpool Ladies this afternoon.

They were trailing 2-0 midway through the second half, but goals from Eni Aluko, who is playing her last game for the blues, and two from Ji So-Yun sealed a 3-2 victory.

The result means the blues have gone the whole domestic season unbeaten.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Surrey cricketer backs new format

Former South Africa cricketer Morne Morkel says plans for a new 100-ball tournament in England are a good idea.

The format breaks from the conventional Twenty20 with the aim of attracting new fans.

Morkel's retired from the international game but is now playing for Surrey domestically.

He says anything that can boost interest in cricket is a good thing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Not going to plan for Chelsea Ladies

It’s not going well for the Chelsea Ladies in their final game of the season.

They are currently losing 2-0 against Liverpool Ladies.

The blues have already clinched the title, but would like to end the season on a high.

It is currently midway through the second half.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Chelsea Ladies face off against Liverpool Ladies in their final match of the season

The blues have already clinched the women’s super league top spot, but are looking to end on a high.

They’ve beaten the reds on each of their last six meetings, on top of a 5-1 thrashing in the FA cup.

It’s the last game for Katie Chapman, Eni Aluko and Claire Rafferty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A man has died after a fatal stabbing in Mitcham

Police were called at around 3.30am to an area near Montrose Gardens.

They found a man believed to be in his twenties, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 44 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Chelsea Ladies have ended the Women’s Super League season unbeaten

Their record was under peril on the final day, as Liverpool Ladies raced to a 2-nil lead early on.

However, The Blues capped off a sensational comeback, as two late goals from Ji So-yun completed a 3-2 win.

Eni Aluko also scored on her final appearance in Blue.

This capped off a fine season, with Chelsea Ladies securing a league and cup double.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Brentford-based Teapigs have become the first tea brand to be certified plastic free

Environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet have awarded them the “Trust Mark”, which will appear on their packaging soon.

Their teabags are 100% biodegradable and made from corn-starch, as opposed to many other brands which contain plastics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

A man and a woman are in hospital after a collision on Streatham Hill

Police are appealing for witnesses after a dark Audi SUV failed to stop at the scene just before midnight on Saturday.

The man’s condition is described as stable, while the female’s injuries may be life changing.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Children in Wandsworth have scooped thousands of pounds for their schools in the Heritage Awards competition

Riversdale Primary was the Key Stage 1 Winner.

Meanwhile, Alton Primary won Key Stage 2 for its “history of the Alton Estate” project.

The cash prizes were donated by GLL, which runs the borough’s library and heritage services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

You can now use your Oyster card between Paddington and Heathrow

Transport for London hast taken control of the route ahead of the launch of the Elizabeth Line in December.

TfL rail will be running two trains an hour, alongside two Elizabeth Line trains between Paddington and Hayes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

10 fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire at a restaurant in Westminster

Half of the restaurant is alight when firefighters arrived.

The restaurant, on Horseferry Road was closed when the fire broke out.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage – but the latest is fire services are making ‘steady progress’ to stop the blaze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

If you are really fed up with potholes, spare a moment to admire Hounslow’s efforts to spruce up its roads.

Hounslow Council and Highways have been nominated for a top award for outstanding management of the roads and streets.

Nearly one hundred million pounds has been spent – over five years – to improve the borough’s roads – with resurfacing and replacement of street lights.

The South West London borough has risen from 32nd to second place for the condition of its roads in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Middlesex hope to bounce back in the County Cricket One-Day Cup

They face the Kent Spitfires this morning, following a 6 wicket loss to the Essex Eagles on Thursday.

Elsewhere, Surrey also hope to return to form after losing to Somerset on Friday.

They play Hampshire on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Chelsea have won the FA Cup for an eighth time

Eden Hazard's early penalty proved decisive in their 1-nil victory over Manchester United in the final at Wembley.

The Blues missed out on a Champions League place in the Premier League, coming 5th despite winning the title last year.

But Boss Antonio Conte is pleased to have ended the campaign with some silverware.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Harlequins have approached the Rugby Football Union about the release of England’s defence coach

Paul Gustard is believed to be Quins’ preferred choice to become their new head coach.

This comes after Director of Rugby John Kingston left at the end of the Premiership season.

Gustard has been one of England boss, Eddie Jones’ most trusted allies since the start of 2016.

The former Leicester and Saracens player helped England to back-to-back Six Nations titles, as well as series victories against Australia and Argentina.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

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