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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Former Kingston leader wants to be Mayor of London


Former Kingston council leader Kevin Davis has declared himself a contender for Mayor of London.

Davis is the first Conservative to formally declare himself a candidate in the party’s selection contest.

Mr Davis once called a 17-year-old sixth former an “appalling little child” in a tweet and under his leadership Kingston erected one of the most lucrative traffic cameras ever at Surbiton Crescent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

Police have released a new CCTV image of a ‘high risk’ man missing from Fulham



Nicholas Boehm is seen wearing a blue t-shirt, light blue jeans and carrying a large checked shoulder bag.

The 34-year-old is described as white, around five foot nine inches tall, with a slim build and dark curly hair.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

An 18-year-old has gone missing from Horley



Alexander Diaz-Leonditsis was last seen leaving his home at 2.30 yesterday afternoon but hasn’t been heard from since.

He was wearing grey Adidas shorts with light blue sides, a grey Nike t-shirt, a navy blue jumper and black trainers.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Foster parents in Hounslow are getting more financial support

They are set to be reimbursed for Council tax for each day one or more children are in their care.

This applies to carers whether they live in the borough or not.

Additionally, the Council will pay council tax for a Hounslow care leaver under the age of 21.

Young people leaving care begin to manage their budgets for the first time without family support. This benefit is to help them avoid debt problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Richmond restricts visitors to Pools on the Park

Those hoping to use Richmond’s Pools on the Park next week may be disappointed.

The council says numbers may have to be restricted so it can continue its commitment to activities like swimming lessons and fitness classes

Entry was also restricted over the last hot spell because of the amount of people wanting to cool off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Good news for Wimbledon fans

While many will be headed to Wimbledon over the next couple of weeks for the tennis, Croydon suggests they have a free alternative.

The High street is to be transformed with a giant screen so that fans can relax on deck chairs or bean bags and catch all the action.

There will even be Pimm’s and strawberries available to complete the Wimbledon experience.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Incident in Feltham

An investigation has been launched into an incident in Feltham on Friday morning in which a piling rig collapsed onto a vehicle in a private car park.

It’s part of work to lengthen platforms at the railway station and to improve traffic congestion.

No one was hurt but works have been suspended.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Poppies take centre stage at Hampton Court Flower Show

Poppies are usually a flower associated with Remembrance Sunday in November.

But they’ll take centre stage at next week’s Hampton Court Flower show.

They’ll form part of the British Legion’s “Thank you” display to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Kingston's CEO leaves post

The Chief Executive of Kingston Council will be leaving the post from today.

Charlie Adan was appointed two years ago.

The current deputy Chief Executive, Roy Thompson, will stand in until a permanent CEO is appointed.

Leader of the Council, Liz Green, says the new administration wants to take the Council in a new direction and requires a change to the way the organisation is led.

The vacancy will give savings of £190,000 over the year which will be set against the costs of the departure amounting to £312,000 including pension expenses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Runnymede Council tackles anti-social behaviour.

Runnymede Council has obtained a Public Spaces Protection Order for six streets in Englefield Green which comes into force on the 4th of June.

It means that groups of three or more can be asked to disperse if they are causing harassment or alarm.

Ball games and loud music played from vehicles are banned along with the use of drugs known as legal highs.

The streets involved are Hazel Close, Elmbank Avenue, Ilex Close, Holly Close, Blays Lane and Swallowfield.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Friday, 29 June 2018

Police are looking for a woman missing from a west London hospital since 2.00pm today.

Lorna Mitchell aged 50, absconded without warning whilst waiting for treatment for a serious illness.

She is likely to be wearing a pink top, loose white trousers, slippers, black turban with a cannula in her left arm.

She needs urgent medical attention and anyone who might have seen her is asked to call the police on 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

A biker has sustained serious injuries after a collision in Balham

A biker has been left with life changing injuries following an accident in Balham

The 22 year old was in collision with a bus just outside McDonalds on 10th June

Medis have confirmed he had to have part of his leg amputated

Police wouloike to clairy events leading up to the accident and would like witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Did you know that cervical screening saves an estimated 5,000 lives every year, yet one in four women don’t attend their smear test?

That’s according to charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

It says screening can prevent up to 75% of cervical cancers.

These women in Kingston, who do have their tests, explain frankly now why they think some don’t.



Cervical screening is offered free on the NHS every three years to women aged between 25 and 49, or every five years after that age.

For more on Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

James Bay says watching Paolo Nutini in concert when he was 15 inspired him to want to be in the spotlight himself

The musician's described his first gig at the Shepherd's Bush Empire as "amazing".

James, who opened for the Rolling Stones at Twickenham last week, says it's been his favourite venue ever since.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Drivers who use #WimbledonVillage are being urged to take part in a consultation that could see the speed limit changed to 20mph

Campaigners want to see the speed reduced from 30mph on safety grounds.

20mph zones are being introduced across the capital.

Some in the Village, which is gearing up for Wimbledon fortnight, say it can be dangerous with cars, pedestrians, horses and cyclists all sharing the busy route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Andy Murray will play Benoit Paire of France in the opening round of Wimbledon

From the All England Club, Richard Newman reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A homeless man who was found dead in the street in Hounslow has been formally identified



Police were called just after 8pm last Tuesday to reports of a body in Bulstrode Road.

He’s 40 year old Jasandeep Singh, also known as Happy.

Officers are trying to trace his next of kin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

A man from Hounslow who posed as a bank fraud investigator to scam elderly women has avoided jail

21 year old Brandon Hurst rang two women last year and obtained their cards and PINs.

Surrey Police says fraudsters can stay connected after you hang up, so they advise waiting two minutes before making another call.

Hurst was given a suspended 6 month prison sentence, and must complete 100 hours unpaid work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

An investigation has been launched after a rig collapsed onto a vehicle in Lidl car park in Feltham



No one was injured in the incident at 9.30 this morning, but works have been suspended.

The Health and Safety Executive has been called in and Hounslow Council and Highways says it will co-operate fully.



The works taking place are part of the 10 month long project to improve traffic and safety on the Hounslow Road.

Network Rail is also extending the platforms at the station as part of the works.

Picture: @StevieM69
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

A man who is alleged to have shoplifted at a Primark in Hammersmith has handed himself in

He’s believed to have been carrying a blank firing pistol at the store on King Street.

The man will be interviewed and a decision will be made about whether to charge
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A woman from Leatherhead Clinic has received the prestigious Queen’s Nurse Award

Pauline Bigwood has been working for the NHS as a dedicated carer and health visitor for 38 years.

The title is awarded for a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A group of lecturers from Richmond have joined a scheme that will see them provide education to students in developing countries

The American International University has signed up to Professors Without Borders.

Dr Carola Hieker is the Master of Business Administration Director at the Richmond campus.

She says youngsters in countries like Sierra Leone, where she hoping to head to, are desperate to learn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

The travel misery is continuing for commuters

Train tracks in the north of England have buckled because of the high temperatures.

The lines near Carlisle station expanded and bent yesterday, leading to trains being stopped from running over that section.

Speed restrictions have been in place all week on the route from Waterloo to New Malden due to the scorching temperatures.

On the roads, Ockham Lane is likely to be closed over the weekend for tarmac repairs after the heat melted it yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Andy Murray has avoided the big names in the first round of Wimbledon - but he's still got a tough draw

Britain's two-time champion, who's unseeded having only just returned from nearly a year out injured, will start against Benoit Paire of France.

Should he come through that, he could face promising Canadian Denis Shapovalov in round two and then Juan Martin Del Potro.

British men's number one Kyle Edmund goes up against Alex Bolt from Australia, and Roger Federer begins his title defence against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.

Britain's top women's player Johanna Konta takes on Natalia Vikhlyantseva of Russia first, but Naomi Broady has one of the toughest possible starts, facing defending champion Garbine Muguruza.

Serena Williams goes up against Dutch player Arantxa Rus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

An accident in Balham has left a man with a serious leg injury

Police have just released details of the incident on the 10th of June on Balham High Road.

The 22 year old motorcyclist was in a collision with a bus outside the McDonalds.

He has been left with life changing injuries.

Police are asking people to contact the serious collision investigation unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

More than 50 heavy duty steel posts have been placed at the All England Tennis Club to protect people from vehicle attacks

The waist high security barriers are designed to be dismantled at the end of Wimbledon.

Furthermore, officers will be instituting a shoot-to-kill policy against suicide attacks.

Police have labelled the championships their top priority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

There are nearly 3,000 people waiting for a home in Hounslow

The council says it has 2,900 “priority households” registered on its waiting list.

It says it’s doing “everything in its power” to achieve the Mayor of London’s target for the borough to build 21,000 homes over the next decade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

A motorcyclist has died in Earlsfield after a collision with another motorcyclist

Police were called at around 1 o'clock this morning to Burntwood Lane.

The 38 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second motorcyclist has been taken to hospital, and is in a stable condition.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Hodgson to sign contract extension at Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson is on the verge of signing a one year contract extension at Crystal Palace.

The club have offered the 71-year-old a new deal that would keep him at Selhurst Park until 2020.

Palace are also set to offer Wilfried Zaha a new contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

Former Home Secretary slams Heathrow passport queues

Former home secretary David Blunkett has warned that Heathrow passport queues are bad for Britain.

Mr Blunkett told parliament that waiting time targets were missed for nearly eight hours one day this week.

Some arrivals from outside Europe had been forced to wait for up to two hours and 45 minutes to clear immigration.

A spokesman for the Home Office said targets had been achieved for 97.5% of passengers last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

Camden has been named as one of the top three spots in London for Film makers.

It comes as a study commissioned by Film London found that feature films shot on location, made £168M for the capital in a year.

Other locations include Battersea Park, Tower Hamlets and Westminster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am  

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Extra police patrols have been laid on ahead of the Wimbledon fortnight, which starts on Monday.

The Met Police never comments on specific policing plans, but it says it’s working closely with the championship organisers.

Firearms officers will also be on standby for the duration.

Thousands of people descend upon SW19 annually for the two week event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

A 69 year old man has been threatened with a screwdriver in his own kitchen in Croydon.

The incident happened in Blenheim Crescent late last night when four suspects broke in to his house through his front door.

They demanded to know where his money and jewellery was kept before waking his wife and making off with valuables.

They are believed to have left the scene in the same car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Counter-terrorism training is to be rolled out to social workers across Surrey following the Parsons Green tube bombing.

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

A teenager has been banned from entering Sunbury Cross Shopping Centre following a campaign of abuse against retailers.

17 year old Riley Leigh Shaw has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction.

He intimidated shop workers with violent and aggressive behaviour.

One of the store owners even considered selling his business as the distress was severely impacting on his life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Police are hunting a man after a possible altercation on the M25 near Leatherhead this morning.

It happened at 8.20 on the clockwise stretch near junction 9, and involved a van and a dark blue Mini convertible.

The two vehicles collided and the Mini ended up on the hard shoulder.

The driver then abandoned his vehicle, got in another and left the motorway in the direction of Leatherhead.

He’s been described as in his mid to late 20s, with ginger hair and wearing a t-shirt that could have been blood stained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

A woman from Hammersmith has been named as the victim of a fatal accident in Earl’s Court



68 year old Hilda Denham died after her push bike collided with a Land Rover towing a trailer in Warwick Road last Tuesday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. He was not arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Parts of Surrey and Sussex have been shaken by a small Earthquake

Measuring 2.6 in magnitude, residents between Dorking and Gatwick felt it yesterday afternoon according to the British Geological Survey.

Blink and you’d miss it, as it only resulted in a “few seconds” of rumbling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Over 600 people in Surrey were denied their dying wish last year

That’s according to terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

Its new research shows some patients in the county are unable to leave hospital and spend their final days at home with loved ones.

The charity is blaming gaps in the availability of high quality end of life care for the situation.

The charity’s Andrew Wilson - Mouasher has this important message.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man in his 20s has been found dead at a house in Leatherhead

Police made the discovery in Elmer Mews last night after residents reported strong smells coming from the property.

A number of neighbouring properties have been evacuated following the discovery of some “hazardous materials.”

Surrey Police says the death is being treated as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

British Davis Cup tennis winner James Ward has fallen at the final hurdle in his effort to qualify for Wimbledon

He lost in four sets to Benjamin Bonzi of France.

Ward's been heavily affected by injuries in recent years.

Australia's former world number 17 Bernard Tomic was also beaten.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A swan has had curry chucked over it in Twickenham

The attack has led the Swan Sanctuary to issue a plea to river users not to throw anything at the birds, which have protected status.

Two others were found covered in pink dye along the same stretch of the Thames earlier this week.

Swans have few natural enemies, but are at constant threat of boats and overhead power cables.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Surrey Police has issued wildfire advice in the wake of the Saddleworth Moor Fire

The blaze has so far spread across 7 square miles in 6 areas of the North.

Surrey says once you call 999 and request the fire service, you should give an accurate road name or landmark and move to a safe area.

Officers say to contact the land’s manager where possible and if the fire is remote, meet them at an access point.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Police watched a man drown as his van sank in the Thames near his home in Shepperton

A pre-inquest heard that police put on lifejackets but an inspector ordered them not to go in.

A coroner said the officers were right not to put themselves in danger.

39 year old, John Byrnes had left an NHS mental health unit three days prior to his death.

A jury inquest is due to take place in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Campaigners trying “to save” Epsom and St Helier hospitals from being downgraded are encouraging residents to march with them

A rally will take place on Saturday the 7th of July from 12 noon at Manor Park.

Campaigners say the sites are under threat of being downgraded because NHS bosses favour building a new hospital in Sutton.

But Epsom’s MP Chris Grayling says as far as he’s concerned, there is no threat at the moment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A man involved in a fight in Tolworth has presented at hospital with a stab wound

Officers were called to Oakleigh Way where it meets Tolworth Broadway at 3.30 yesterday afternoon.

The victim and several suspects had already left the scene.

The 26 year old’s injury is not life threatening.

An elderly woman, who was knocked over during the altercation, was also taken to hospital where she is recovering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A teenager has suffered a minor neck wound after a shot was fired in Battersea

Police were called yesterday afternoon to Battersea Park Road to reports of a gunshot.

It’s unknown who was responsible, but an 18 year old has been taken to hospital for treatment.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Hammersmith Grove has opened 4 new green areas known as “parklets”

These spaces also include vehicle charging points and are designed to make the area greener and more enjoyable for residents.

The Council hopes the scheme which is also part of a plan to support biodiversity will encourage cyclists and improve air quality.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Over 600 people in Surrey were denied their dying wish last year

That’s according to terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

Its new research shows some patients in the county are unable to leave hospital and spend their final days at home with loved ones.

The charity is blaming gaps in the availability of high quality end of life care for the situation.

It’s asking for help highlighting the issues uncovered by its research.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

The search for a jogger - who knocked a woman into the path of a bus in Putney - has been closed

The 33-year old was left with minor injuries after the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid her on Putney Bridge last August.

Police have since been searching for the person responsible but now say all lines of inquiry have been "exhausted".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Top Move estate agents in Croydon have been fined about £2000 for failing to dispose of waste properly.

An investigation by Croydon councils environmental enforcement team, established the shop had no certificate to prove it could dispose of trade waste for the past two years.

The company was issued with a fixed penalty notice but refused to pay so the owner and company were summoned to appear at Camberwell Magistrates Court last week.

The owner Adedayo Badejo admitted one count of breaching a duty of care under section 34 of the environmental protection act 1990.

The company was fined over £1800 for the breach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 am  

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Govia Thameslink services experience more delays and cancelations today

Govia Thameslink services were delayed or cancelled in and out of London today affecting Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink.

Commuters called the situation ridiculous and farcical because the delays were caused by a failure of a taxi booking system to get drivers to work.

It is apparently standard practice for drivers to use taxis from the railway station where they are based to the depot where a train is held overnight.

The delays come five weeks after the new timetables were introduced. GTR are declining to name the taxi booking firm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

Police are warning Banstead residents to be cautious of bogus callers

Police are warning Banstead residents to be vigilant after sentimental jewellery was stolen from a woman in her eighties

A man knocked on her door claiming to be investigating a water leak at her property in Park Road between 1.30 and 2.30pm on June 25th

He is described as white, with short fair hair, of medium build around 5ft 10in tall, wearing a grey T shirt and flat cap.

If anyone has any information that might identify this man please call Police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Surrey police announce their support for keeping women out of prison

The police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey supports the new proposed government strategy for female offenders released this morning.

The pilot scheme focuses on keeping women out of prison and instead supporting them in their community.

The PCC’S office is already helping fund projects in Surrey aimed at helping women break the cycle of re-offending.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

There has been a stabbing this evening in Tolworth Broadway

An altercation between two groups of men has resulted in a stabbing on the Tolworth Broadway.

We are waiting for further information following the incident on Oakleigh Way.

An elderly women was knocked over and received medical attention as a car with one group of men including the one who was stabbed took off down the Broadway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

An immunotherapy drug for skin disease could boost hormone treatment for prostate cancer.

A study in mice has discovered that blocking a protein produced by a type of immune cell managed to restore sensitivity to treatment.

Professor Johnn de Bono is a Professor and Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton:

He believes what they uncovered can be exploited “to reverse hormone resistance in prostate cancer.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm  

The Surrey Police Association of Culture and Ethnicity has won a prestigious Award for Excellence last night

The Association was recognised and celebrated for its team’s outstanding hard work and commitment across the capital.

Herman Trepesch, Chair of SPACE says “It’s a real honour to be recognised for our efforts and a true encouragement for the future.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Hounslow’s primary schools have once again been named amongst the best in England for the quality of education provided.

Results by the Education Police Institute Hounslow Council was ranked 6th in the country overall in terms of performance at the end of Key Stage 2.

Hounslow secondary schools also have an excellent reputation for providing high quality education to their pupils.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Police are appealing for information following a serious collision in Croydon

The accident took place last Saturday with a car and a cyclist on Whitehorse Road at the junction with Northbrook Road in Selhurst.

Police are trying to trace a black BMW that vanished from the scene.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

An altercation between two groups of men has resulted in a stabbing in Tolworth.

We are waiting for further information following the incident in Oakleigh Way.

An elderly woman was knocked over and is currently receiving medical attention as a car with one group of men, including the one who was allegedly stabbed, took off down the Broadway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Primary schools have been ranked across London overall in terms of performance.

Hammersmith and Fulham ranked 4th, Hounslow 6th and Richmond-Upon-Thames came in 7th.

Key stage 2 focuses on support, achievements and pupil attainment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

AFC Wimbledon defender Jon Meades has signed a new contract.

The 26-year-old left-back is in his second spell with the Dons and scored two goals in 30 appearances in all competitions last season.

The terms of his new deal at Kingsmeadow are undisclosed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

A man has been jailed for six years for rape after attacking a young woman who was on a night out in Kingston.

31 year old Ciprian Plaiuhas also been placed on the sex offenders’ register for life after pleading guilty to the crime in April.

The 18-year-old victim was on her way to a friend's parked car having become separated from them during the evening.

She approached Canbury Park Road where she was attacked by Plaiuhas.

The teenager was eventually found by her friend and alerted police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

A couple from Hammersmith who've been fighting for four years to have a civil partnership instead of marriage say they're a step closer.

The Supreme Court's ruled Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan are being discriminated against.

They've been complaining different sex couples don't have the option, unlike those of the same gender.

Mr Keidan says current rules need to change.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Fire at luxury apartment block in Battersea is now under control



A balcony on the 6th floor of the building in the luxury Chelsea Bridge Wharf in Queenstown Road is alight.

The Brigade was called at midday.

There are no reports of any injuries.



Photo Credit: @JamieFox1 and LFB
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

A Grenfell Tower fire chief's admitted he felt 'helpless' as he requested 15 fire engines attend the disaster

Watch manager Michael Dowden was among the first on the scene last year.

He's giving evidence to the inquiry into the fire for a third day.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Fire has broken out at a tower block in Battersea



A balcony on the 6th floor of the building in the luxury Chelsea Bridge Wharf in Queenstown Road is alight.

The Brigade was called at midday.

There are no reports of any injuries.


Photo Credit: @JamieFox1
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

South East Coast Ambulance service is asking people to be responsible and stay safe in the sun.

South East Coast Ambulance service is asking people to be responsible and stay safe in the sun.

Paramedics say cover up, use sun screen and drink plenty of water.

They say you must dial 999 if you notice someone has sudden shortness of breath, unconsciousness or back or neck pain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

A man from Roehampton who was told he would never walk or talk again as a child is releasing his seventh album

Adam Lanceley was just ten when a car accident left him seriously injured,

While he’s now running marathons and climbing mountains, he says he struggles mentally with frequent depression.

Adam says he wants people to take their own personal view on his music.



You can find The Train's Gone, the first single from his new album Epitaph to Innocence, here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

The leader of Hounslow Council Steve Curran has reacted post the vote on expansion by saying Heathrow should be “better, not bigger”

The leader of Hounslow Council Steve Curran has reacted post the vote on expansion by saying Heathrow should be “better, not bigger”

The Council was previously opposed to expanding Heathrow but is keen to improve it as it contributes hugely to our economic success.

The Council wants to continue be a proactive part of the airport’s development plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Serena Williams will be seeded for Wimbledon despite being well down the tennis world rankings

Her 25th place pushes Dominika Cibulkova, who should've been included, out of the top-32.

The Slovak says it's unfair to give Williams special treatment after her pregnancy.

All England Club rules allow it to change the women's draw, but not the men's.

Andy Murray's unseeded, with Roger Federer and Simona Halep the two number-ones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

The John Lewis Partnership says it's closing some Waitrose stores

It’s blaming tough trading on the high street.

The group says it does not expect to make a half year profit - and gains for the full year will come in "substantially" lower than last year.

It says Waitrose will leave four convenience stores and one small supermarket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

A heterosexual couple from Hammersmith who want the right to enter a civil partnership have won their battle at the Supreme Court

Justices at the UK's highest court have ruled the current ban is incompatible with human rights laws.

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have fought a long legal campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

MP for Putney Justine Greening has put an end to rumours she’ll be running for the next mayor of London

In a tweet, she says she wants to focus on building social mobility as an MP.

A grassroots twitter campaign was recently set up to get her to stand for the position, which gathered attention on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness urgently needs donations to help people stay hydrated and safe in the sun

Kingston food bank is launching an appeal for donations of small water bottles.

The charity says hot weather is dangerous for those rough sleeping through heat exhaustion and sunstroke.

To donate, head to St Peter’s church from 10am-1pm any day this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Ashford and St Peter's are welcoming the armed forces next week

Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals are getting ready to welcome the armed forces.

The hospital trust is running an event next Monday aimed at those in service who are looking to change career.

The ‘Step into Health’ initiative connects employers in the NHS to the armed forces community.

The event is being held at St. Peter’s hospital in Chertsey from 4pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Wandsworth could be worst borough for recycling in UK

Wandsworth is said to be one of the worst areas in the country for recycling.

That’s according to government data analysed by The Solar Centre, which puts the rate last year at 22%.

The analysis draws comparisons with a recent study showing millennials are indifferent towards the practice.

Newham was the worst, while East Riding of Yorkshire placed highest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 am  

Investigation launched after body found behind flats in Croydon

An investigation has been launched after the body of a 43-year-old woman was found at the rear of a block of flats in St Andrew's Road last week.

Detectives have arrested a 55-year-old man in connection with the incident and he has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Officers from Croydon CID are leading the investigation.

Anyone who has information concerning this incident should call Croydon CID by dialling 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 am  

Over 70 firefighters tackle blaze in Brentford

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers are battling a blaze at a recycling plant in Brentford.

The entire one-storey building in Transport Avenue is currently alight.

The Brigade was called just after 11.30 last night.

The cause is not yet known.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am  

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Surrey Trio In Court Over Keyless Car Thefts

Three man have been charged in connection with numerous keyless car thefts in Surrey and South West London.

All three men are due to appear at Kingston Crown Court next month charged with conspiracy to commit theft.

19 year old Frederik Taylor from Walton is additionally charged with possession of class B drugs.

Along with Taylor, 28 year old Luke Mash from Hersham and 36 year old Benjamin Shoebridge from Esher are accused of stealing 13 high performance vehicles from driveways.

Senior investigating officer, Detective inspector Dee Fielding, encourages keyless car owners to invest in a steering wheel lock, or keep keys in a metal tin to block signals
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 pm  

Surrey Police Warn of Dangers of Swimming

Surrey Police is warning about the dangers of swimming in open waters during the hot weather after several incidents.

They say that hidden currents, pollution and cold water shock can “affect the ability to reach shore safely.

The body of a man was recovered in Mercers Lake in Nutfield last night and 3 children also had difficulties in Staffordshire yesterday.

One of them is still missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

Southfields Au Pair - Behind The Scenes of the Murder Investigation

A couple from Southfields are now behind bars for life following the murder of their French au-pair.

Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni were given life sentences with a minimum term of 30 years earlier today.

A documentary will air on channel 5 tonight which uncovers the investigation into the killing of 21 year old Sophie Lionnet.

Radio Jackie’s news coverage will feature as part of the programme which airs at 10 on Channel 5.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Uber Gets Its Licence Back . . . for 15 months

Uber will be able to carry on operating in London after a judge granted the taxi app a short-term 15 month licence.

The company has had to promise to change how the firm is run.

It wasn't renewed in September after concerns about public safety and security.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan insists the firm is still on strict probation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Dons' boss believes new striker will make a mark

AFC Wimbledon manager Neil Ardley says he has got the goal-scorer he needs for the coming season.

New striker James Hanson was unveiled today.

He has previously played for Sheffield United and Bradford City, scoring 91 goals in 330 appearances for the latter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Zac Goldsmith has called last night’s debate on Heathrow a “shambles”

The MP for Richmond Park says the argument from the Government for an extra runway is “bewildering.”

The Conservative is staunchly anti-Heathrow expansion on environmental grounds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Yesterday's heatwave temperature has been broken

A heat wave warning is in place across England as hot temperatures grip the UK

Today has beaten yesterday as the hottest of the year with highs of 30.2 degrees Celsius recorded in Flintshire.

Kew Gardens wasn’t far behind at 27.9 degrees C – that’s 82.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hampton was the hottest place in the UK yesterday, peaking at 30.1 degrees C.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

The highest temperature of the year so far was recorded in Hampton yesterday at 30.1C

With record temperatures reached , the met office has issued a yellow health warning for heatwave conditions until Thursday evening.

The warning means there is an 80% chance temperatures could be a risk to health, and is intended to help social and healthcare teams prepare.

Fears that railway tracks could buckle in the heat prompted Network Rail to introduce speed restrictions yesterday.

Meanwhile, police have urged people to be careful of the temptation to swim in open water in the hot weather.

The warning comes after the body of a man was recovered from a lake in Nutfield, last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport's operator is moving its international HQ from the UK to Amsterdam

Spanish owned Ferrovial is blaming Brexit.

The company says it needs to keep within EU legislation after the UK leaves.

Ferrovial is the largest shareholder in Heathrow with a 25% stake, and it also owns Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Quins have announced that Alex Codling has joined its coaching staff to help the forwards

The 44 year old moves to Twickenham from Ealing Trailfinders where he was head coach.

Before moving into coaching, Codling won one cap for England against Argentina.

Harlequins head of rugby, Paul Gustard describes Codling as ‘exceptionally proactive and enthusiastic, and a great addition to the team.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Large fire breaks out in Feltham

A large amount of grassland has caught fire in Feltham.

Fire crews were called to Water Mill Way just before 3 o’clock.

They say land the size of two football pitches caught fire in the extreme heat.

Officers are asking people to make sure they dispose of cigarettes correctly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Boris Johnson has dodged questions from MPs about missing last night's Commons vote which saw the expansion of Heathrow approved

The foreign secretary famously said he'd lie down in front of bulldozers to stop a third runway being built.

But he was on a trip to Afghanistan yesterday.

Labour's Emily Thornberry mocked him in the Commons for this.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Heathrow can now put in a formal planning application for a third runway

The Government's triggered the next stage in the process after MPs overwhelmingly voted to approve expansion plans last night.

Willie Walsh is the boss of International Airlines' Group which owns British Airways.

He's not convinced about the proposals.



The company running Heathrow says allowing it to expand will create 900 jobs in the next year alone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The transport secretary insists the UK's motoring industry will be considered throughout Brexit

Epsom MP Chris Grayling has been speaking at a big meeting led by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Figures from the organisation show investment in the sector has fallen by nearly half in a year.

It's blaming Brexit uncertainty and claims more than 850,000 jobs linked to the industry are at risk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

South Western Railway commuters are being warned of long delays tonight and for the rest of this week

Restrictions of between 20 mph and 40 mph are going to be imposed on trains heading in and out of Waterloo.

The operator says “perceived high temperatures” are to blame.

There are already speed restrictions on trains between Waterloo and New Malden.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

BGT judge Amanda Holden has posted a video online of a moped gang allegedly trying to rob a mother and child in Ham

The star, who lives in Richmond, said on Twitter the incident happened in Sandpits Road last Thursday lunchtime.

The short CCTV clip also shows the suspects, all dressed in black, being chased off by a lorry driver.

Richmond Police say they are aware and are appealing for witnesses.

The video is said to have been filmed by a mothers' group.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Piccadilly Line Tube drivers will go on strike on the day of Donald Trump's visit to the UK

RMT members will walk out from the night of the 11th of July until just after midnight on the 14th.

The route is one of the main lines in and out of Heathrow.

The US President's due to be in London on the 13th,where it’s thought he’ll visit the new American Embassy in Nine Elms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Investigators say a chemical reaction caused a fire at a shop with flats above it in Tooting.

Investigators say a chemical reaction caused a fire at a shop with flats above it in Tooting.

The alarm was raised by neighbours at 11:20 last night, and the fire on Upper Tooting Road was under control within 2 hours.

Oil on rags left in a plastic bin created the reaction known as exothermic oxidation, which was at the origin of the blaze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

A couple who murdered their nanny and tried to dispose of the body by burning it in their garden have been jailed for life.

Sabrina Kouider and Oissem Medouni will spend at least 30 years in prison for the murder of Sophie Lionnet in Southfields.

The 21 year old's body was found last September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

A lorry driver who drove the wrong way onto the A3 at Burntcommon has been sentenced for drink-driving

Mieczyslaw Glodzik was about to go southbound on the northbound carriageway after driving down the slip road at Burnt Common.

But a Roads’ Policing Officer managed to avert danger by putting a rolling road block in place to stop traffic meeting the HGV head on.

The 40 year old driver was sentenced to 20 weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Two horticultural students have designed a “crime prevention garden” 8m by 5m


Two horticultural students have designed a “crime prevention garden” 8m by 5m.

A police crime prevention initiative paid £20,000 for the garden and believes better garden planning could “free up officers to catch criminals”

A thick private hedge, crunching footsteps on gravel and thorny bushes are just some of the ideas the garden displays.

The display will be at Hampton Court flower show until July 8th and will give spectators ideas of how to protect their homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Spelthorne Council has published a list of ten conditions to its support of the third Heathrow runway

Chief among their requirements is that house price guarantees are extended to parts of Stanwell.

They’re also calling for Staines Moor to remain undisturbed, and that work to redirect the River Colne must not affect its flow or character.

Their support rests on the economic growth and national transport connectivity that a third runway can bring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

The Liberal Democrats are calling for a non-profit agency to buy land at low cost

It’s part of their new housing policy, which has just been announced by Twickenham’s Vince Cable.

Their “British Housing Agency” would buy land in compulsory acquisitions at as low as 40% market value.

They also want to loan young people up to £2000 to help with upfront costs for renting.

That’s along with a ban on letting agency fees, and a cap on upfront deposits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Croydon has appeared on a list of the ten worst authorities nationwide when it comes to carrying out food safety checks

Consumer Watchdog Which? reviewed a number of outlets across 2016 and 2017.

The group says effective food enforcement must be “a government priority.”

Birmingham and Glasgow also appeared on the list, while areas like North Dorset and Sunderland had favourable reviews.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

A controversial plan to boost the UK's economy with a new runway at Heathrow has been overwhelmingly backed by MPs

But it's still years away - and will face legal battles from a group of councils and green groups.

There's concern hundreds of homes will have to be demolished, and a 12-lane section of the M25 put in a tunnel.

But the airport's chief executive John Holland-Kaye says it'll help get cargo and people around the UK more quickly.



His company says a vote allowing it to expand will create 900 jobs in the next year alone.

The government is behind them, insisting Europe's busiest airport needs to grow to help the entire UK economy post-Brexit.

But transport secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling affirms they'll be enforcing strict environmental rules.



Boris Johnson promised to oppose Heathrow expansion when he was elected as an MP in 2015.



But the foreign secretary missed last night's vote because he was away in Afghanistan.

Anti-expansion voices came from other parties too.

93 Labour MPs followed Jeremy Corbyn in voting against the runway.

Among them was Hayes MP John Mcdonnell, who thinks expansion will become an “iconic, totemic battleground of climate change”.

Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Vince Cable questioned Heathrow’s competence in “managing the kind of risky project that is now envisioned”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Campaigners are promising to stop Heathrow expansion in Court

Campaigners are promising to stop plans for the expansion of Heathrow Airport in court.

It’s after a parliamentary vote which went in favour of Heathrow expansion on Monday evening.

Despite claims that over 75% of MP’s support plans, the actual number was lower at 63% with 3 out of 4 main political parties against expansion.

The no 3rd Runway Coalition believes the large infrastructure projects require strong cross-party unity in order for it to actually be delivered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 am  

Surrey Police are tackling phone fraud

Surrey Police are tackling the increasing problem of phone fraud.

It accounts for 34% of all reported fraud, and it’s a much bigger problem than internet scams.

They say fraudsters can easily get people caught up in phone conversations and trick them into parting with money

There are several common phone scams including pension fraud and investment fraud.

Surrey’s Economic Crime squad’s top tip is simple: never give out personal details to cold-callers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow get the go ahead

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow have been backed by MPs - but protestors put Parliament on lockdown just beforehand.

12 of them were asked to leave by police after chanting "vote no".

The government insists Europe's busiest airport needs to grow to help the entire UK economy post-Brexit.

And transport secretary and MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling insists they'll be enforcing strict environmental rules.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 am  

The Streatham MP is denying he was involved in an anti Brexit smear campaign.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna is denying he was involved in an anti-Brexit smear campaign.

The group “Our Future Our Choice” have been criticised for their allegedly misogynistic billboard campaign,

They had to apologise for one advert, which showed Labour’s Preet Gill with tape over her mouth.

Outspoken remainer Umunna is denying accusations that he had any prior knowledge of the campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Monday, 25 June 2018

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands speaks on Heathrow debate

There have been shouts of "Where's Boris" in the House of Commons as MPs debate whether Heathrow should get a third runway.

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson - who once threatened to lie down in front of the bulldozers - is in Afghanistan - so avoids having to be at odds with the government.

Conservative MP Greg Hands quit as a minister so he could do just that - after promising in his election manifesto he'd vote against the expansion.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

Appeal for information about missing woman from Sutton



Police are appealing for information about a missing older woman.

Sixty-two year old Rosemary English went missing from Sutton last week.

Anyone with information should call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

Appeal for missing woman in Woking



Surrey Police are appealing for information on a missing vulnerable woman who may be in Woking.

38-year-old Samiya Ayub has not been seen since Saturday at around 11.30am.

Samiya is Pakistani, 5 feet tall with wavy long hair dyed red.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

As we embark on a heat wave, police have been called to reports of a dog locked inside a car in Tolworth

Officers sealed off part of Marks and Spencer in the Broadway at lunchtime.

It’s thought they waited for the dog’s owner to come out of the supermarket before they left the scene.

Dogs Trust says “under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog, should its body exceed 41°C.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey bowlers Matthew Dunn and Freddie van den Bergh have extended their deals at the club

Pace bowler Dunn's contract will now run until the end of the 2020 season, while spinner van den Bergh will remain at The Oval for next season.

The pair both came through the academy set-up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The Foreign Secretary's defending his decision to miss tonight's Commons vote on whether Heathrow should be expanded

Boris Johnson is against a third runway at Britain's busiest airport, but is out of the country.

He's faced calls to resign but says that would 'achieve nothing'.

Chelsea and Fulham Conservative MP Greg Hands stepped down as a minister last week over the issue.

He insists not voting was never an option.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

"Missing" Boris Johnson is found . . . . in Afghanistan

The Foreign Office has confirmed Boris Johnson has been in Afghanistan, hours before MPs vote on whether to expand Heathrow.

The foreign secretary's always opposed plans for a third runway and is now facing calls to resign.

But in a letter to people in his constituency, he insists quitting would achieve nothing.

Julian Mosses, who lives near Heathrow, could see his home knocked down if the plans are approved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Dan Evans is still in the running for a place at Wimbledon this year after winning his opening qualifier

The British tennis number seven beat Ilya Ivashka from Belarus - 6-4, 6-4.

Evans is playing his way back from a drugs ban.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Two men who went on a two-day burglary spree across London, Surrey and Hertfordshire have been jailed


27 year old Johnny Berry from Edgware was sentenced to a total of seven years and two months at Kingston Crown Court.

28 year old Jason Smith of no fixed abode was sentenced to a total of eight years.

Some of the offences were in Chessington, Worcester Park and Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

England's Paul Casey had a poor final round to miss out on the title at the latest US PGA Tour golf event in Connecticut

The Weybridge player shot 72 to finish three strokes behind winner Bubba Watson, having led by four going into the last day.

Watson finished on 17-under-par.

Rory McIlroy was back on 11-under.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

West ham ladies have signed Chelsea centre-back Gilly Flaherty

She helped ‘the blues’ reach last season’s Champions League semi-finals and has won nine international caps.

Flaherty is the third Chelsea player to move to West ham this summer following goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer and left-back Claire Rafferty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

MPs will vote in the next 2 hours on Heathrow expansion

Theresa May is said to have whipped the vote in favour of a third runway.

Luke Williams has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A controversial planning application for Twickenham Riverside has been withdrawn

Some residents had launched a petition against the plans on the grounds the development was too large.

But, the then Conservative Council gave the go ahead for the original proposal put forward in March.

However, the now Lib Dem run administration has ordered a review.

A new consultation is expected in the Autumn with a new application expected to be submitted early next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Anti - Heathrow expansion Campaigners, like Strawberry Hill resident Neil Spurrier, say it’s a travesty Boris Johnson won’t be voting today

The Foreign Secretary once vowed to lie down in front of bulldozers if the go ahead was given.

It was partly because of his stance on Heathrow that he won the seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip where he’s MP.

Neil Spurrier will be forcing a judicial review if expansion goes ahead.



The debate is expected to start at 6pm, with a vote due at 10pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Heathrow vote taking place before Climate Change report is published

Today’s vote comes just two days before the release of a Committee of Climate Change Report is due.

It’s thought the document will state that a third runway would destroy Britain’s greenhouse gas reduction target.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

There is a call for “MPs across the political spectrum to get behind the Heathrow runway plan”

Mike Cherry, who is the FSB National Chairman, has spoken ahead of the Heathrow expansion vote in the Commons this afternoon.

He says once the plans are approved it will improve regional connectivity and increase jobs across the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

A major road in Richmond was closed all night after an accident yesterday.

A road in Richmond was closed all night after an accident yesterday.

Police were called at around 9pm to Star and Garter Hill to reports of a collision between two cars.

An 8 month old boy and a 4 year old girl were treated by paramedics, but aren’t believed to be seriously injured.

No arrests have been made, and the road has since re-opened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A cat from Putney has been shortlisted to become Britain’s ‘Most Caring Cat”.

A cat from Putney has been shortlisted to become Britain’s ‘Most Caring Cat”.

The 4 year old cat has been recognised because of the positive impact he has had on staff at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney.

If Sox wins, he will become the official “National cat of the year 2018”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Solicitor from Strawberry Hill preparing to take Government to court over Heathrow expansion

A solicitor from Strawberry Hill is preparing to fund his own judicial review if Heathrow expansion is rubber stamped this evening.

MPs are due to vote on whether they support the Government's plans to build a third runway at the airport.

Neil Spurrier will follow the likes of Richmond Council in taking court action against the Government if it gets its way.

Here, Neil explains his next step.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Labour are holding a “Rail Mayhem” day today to protest the Transport Secretary’s handling of the East Coast Mainline

They’re planning leafleting events at 200 locations across the country.

The Epsom and Ewell MP returned the line to public control after the Virgin and Stagecoach franchise failed to turn a profit.

Labour wants the line to remain nationalised, with the entire network becoming public as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A private girls' school in Hammersmith is receiving criticism for holding an "Austerity Day"

Pupils were apparently asked to eat potatoes and fruit for lunch.

Campaigners say the move showed a "complete lack of understanding" of poverty.

A spokesperson for the school told the BBC they did it to show an understanding for those “less fortunate than themselves.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Investigations continue after accident in Cobham

A cyclist has been involved in an accident with a car in Cobham.

The man in his 70s, was on a push bike, when he collided with a black van at around 10.20 on Friday.

He was coming from the direction of Green Lane onto Fairmile Lane and has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Southfields is to be transformed

Wandsworth Council has been given the go ahead to create more of a village feel and improved transport links.

Councillors approved the scheme last Thursday, which will include better bus services, more greenery and bigger pavements.

It will cost between £1.5 and £2.3 million.

Work is expected to start in the autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

A man has been charged by officers investigating fraud offences linked to Grenfell Tower

37 year old Sharife Elwhabe of no fixed abode was charged in the early hours of this morning with one count of fraud by false representation.

He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Boris Johnson's facing calls to quit for heading abroad - just as MPs vote on whether to expand Heathrow

The government's calling it the biggest transport decision in a decade.

But the foreign secretary's long been opposed, and once vowed to lie down in front of bulldozers.

His office won't say where he's going.

Transport secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling's doesn't think he needs to resign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

People across South West London and Surrey are being urged to help war veterans get back to work

A new campaign has been launched by the Richmond based Poppy Factory to coincide with national Armed Forces Week.

The charity is aiming to reach its goal of getting 1,000 wounded, injured and sick service personnel into work.

It’s asking people to tweet posts of support using the #1000messages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

MPs are due to give the go ahead to plans to expand Heathrow

They’ll be taking part in a crucial vote on the matter later.

They’ve had as little as three weeks to review the finer details after the Prime Minister and Transport Secretary gave a third runway their approval.

Trade Minister and MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, resigned when it emerged the Tories would be whipped into voting for development.

Conservative MP for Putney Justine Greening tweeted saying his resignation was “wrong and unnecessary”

The leading opponent to expansion, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, will crucially be missing the vote.

He said last year that he’d lie down in front of a bulldozer if expansion went ahead.

But anti - expansion campaigners have cross party support with Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington John Mc Donnell asking “where” the foreign secretary will be.

And Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, who is MP for Twickenham which is directly affected by aircraft noise, says “Heathrow expansion is expensive, will damage the environment” and hurt regional economies.

Despite the controversy in the Conservative party the PM is likely to get the majority she needs with support from the SNP and Labour rebels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

MPs to debate safe standing in English football

A debate over safe standing at football grounds in England and Wales is taking place in Parliament today.

The government's to review the policy - introduced after the Hillsborough disaster - which demands all-seat stadiums.

Chelsea, QPR and Brentford are among the London clubs supporting campaigners who want to bring in standing to the top two leagues of English football.

Shrewsbury Town football club is the first to have it installed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Sutton Challenger suffer first loss of season

In Surrey Cricket League top flight action on the weekend Sutton Challengers suffered their first loss of the season going down by 10 runs to Reigate Priory at the Watch Memorial Ground.

Reigate took first strike and made 200 for 4.

Sutton were then dismissed for 190.

London Gymkhana stay top of Division One after their five wicket win over Commonwealth 1920 in Morden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

MPs to vote on Heathrow third runway

MPs have been urged to put party politics to one side when they vote today on whether they back a third runway at Heathrow.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a vocal opponent of expansion, will not be present.

Labour MP for Brentford and Isleworth Ruth Cadbury will vote against the expansion plans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Carshalton and Wallington MP has hit back at Jeremy Hunt for criticising aeroplane maker Airbus

In a post on twitter Tom Brake said that he should concentrate on the areas he is responsible for such as “tackling obesity”.

He also called for the health secretary to identify “where the extra funding for the NHS is coming from”.

It’s after Hunt called the warning given by Airbus over the impact of a no deal Brexit on jobs as “completely inappropriate”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 pm  

Sutton was among the boroughs with the lowest murder rate in the capital last year

That’s according to new figures released by the Met which also revealed that Croydon had a total of 7 murders during the year up to April 2018.

Newham had the highest rate with 13 people dying as a result of violent crime.

The report also showed a dramatic increase in overall murders in London from 101 to 153 in 2017/18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 pm  

Twickenham studios is launching its short film competition

It's open to all those who live and work in the surrounding area of St Margarets.

Amateur film makers are invited to submit a 3 min promotional film about the local area by Friday 31st August.

Winners will have their film post produced at Twickenham studios.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

Drivers and commuters in Ashford are being urged to have their say on parking proposals.

Spelthorne Council has commissioned a survey to assess parking within the town centre and surrounding roads.

Set to take place in the next few weeks, it will look at the current pressure on spaces and commuter needs.

It’ll also look at the impact new developments are having on road infrastructure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

The London to Edinburgh rail service is taken back into public control today.

Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling terminated the Virgin Train's East Coast contract, effective today.

It'll be rebranded London North Eastern Railway.

The collapse of the franchise marks the third time in a decade that a private train operator has failed to see out its contract on the East Coast mainline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Police investigating "unexplained death" in Ealing

Detectives are investigating an unexplained death outside Greenford Station in Ealing.

Police were called to Oldfield Lane North in the early hours of Saturday, 23 June following reports of a fight.

Officers found two unresponsive men aged in their late 30s.

The first man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are in the process of informing his next-of-kin.

The second remains in a stable condition in hospital with a suspected head injury.

No arrests have been made

Anyone with information is requested to call police via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

13 year-old missing from Battersea



Wandsworth Police are pleeding for help in finding a missing girl.

13 year old Hope Campbell has been missing from the Battersea area since yesterday morning

She is described as black and slim with brown eyes and black hair tied in a bun.

If you have any information that could assist in locating Hope, please call Wandsworth Police immediately on 02032762588.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Weybridge golfer Casey shoots career low

Golfer Paul Casey from Weybridge shot a career low 8-under-par 62 to take the lead by four shots after day three at the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highland course in Connecticut.

American Russell Henley is in second at 12-under par.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 am  

Rail service taken back into public control

The London to Edinburgh rail service is taken back into public control today.

Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling terminated the Virgin Train's East Coast contract, effective today.

It'll be rebranded London North Eastern Railway.

The collapse of the franchise marks the third time in a decade that a private train operator has failed to see out its contract on the East Coast mainline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am  

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