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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Chelsea have beaten Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament


The Blues won 5-4 on penalties, after a 1-1 draw at full time.

Cesar Azpilicueta scored the decisive penalty, in his first appearance since returning from World Cup duty with Spain.

Chelsea’s French and Belgian contingent were missing following their nation’s late runs in the competition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Clapham

Police were called to St John’s Hill at the Falcon Road junction near Clapham Junction rail station at 10:30am yesterday.
They attended to a road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a bus.

A 78-year old man was taken to a south London hospital, before passing away the next morning.

No arrests have been made as enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Harlequins’ Calum Waters has been named the Prem Rugby Sevens' Player of the Tournament

The scrum-half scored 10 tries in four games – including two hat-tricks, on their run to the semi-final.

Quins lost to eventual winners Saracens, who beat Wasps in the final.

Gloucester reigned victorious in the tournament’s plate competition at Franklins Gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

In the Ride London Classique - Kirsten Wild sprinted to victory on The Mall, pipping fellow Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos

The highest British finisher was ninth-placed Alice Barnes.

Huge parts of the capital and Surrey will be once again closed off tomorrow for the annual Ride London Surrey 100.

Some 100,000 cyclist are expected to take part in the race’s sixth edition.

The 100 mile race begins at the Olympic Park in Stratford, before going down through Weybridge, as far as Leatherhead, before the climax along the Mall.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

People who use Wandsworth’s one way system are likely to see big delays over the next 6 weeks

Southern Gas Networks will be carrying out gas main replacement works in and around Armoury Way from Saturday the 4th of August.

The project has been approved by Transport for London which is the highway authority for the Wandsworth one-way system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A fire in Hounslow that lit two hectares of grasslands and sheds is now under control

Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters from were called to a range of allotments on Stanley Road at 3.30 this afternoon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A safety cordon encompassing the area has been put in place as a precaution.

People are being advised to take extra care, and to not drop cigarettes or matches on dry grass.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Children in Croydon are getting the bookworm habit

More than 700 signed up to a Summer Reading Challenge in just two weeks.

Children between 4 and 11 are set the task of reading at least six books over the summer holiday.

They can choose any type of book they like and those that finish all of them will receive a special certificate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Holidaymakers face widespread travel disruption on air, roads and trains due to thunderstorms across Europe

Heathrow Airport has blamed the weather across the UK and Europe for its severe delays.

Passengers at Stansted Airport have described scenes of chaos after huge queues and delays.

Eurotunnel says it's currently experiencing delays of up to five-hours at Folkestone - due to "extreme and prolonged high temperatures".

There's been disruption for drivers since Thursday, as issues with air conditioning units restricted shuttle capacity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Allotment fire tears through Hounslow

The London Fire Brigade are tackling a fire at an allotment and builders’ merchant in Hounslow.

Around two hectares of grassland and sheds are currently alight.

Eight fire engines and 70 firefighters from Feltham, Twickenham and Chiswick were called to the Stanley Road area at 3.30 this afternoon.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

A safety cordon encompassing Stanley Road has been put in place as a precaution.

People are being advised to take extra care, and to not drop cigarettes or matches on dry grass.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Unexpected guest gives Kensington woman a frightening wake-up call

A woman got the "fright of her life" when she woke up to find a 3ft snake snuggled up next to her in bed.

The royal python, believed to be an escaped pet, had curled up next to her as she slept at her flat in Kensington.

She rushed out of bed and called the RSPCA immediately.

However, by the time the charity's animal collection officer had arrived at her flat, the snake had slithered away and could not be found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

LATEST: This weekend's annual Ride London Surrey 100 gets underway

Huge parts of the capital and Surrey will be once again closed off this weekend for the annual Ride London Surrey 100 which is already underway.

Sprint stars Elia Viviani and Sam Bennett, who were rivals at this year’s Giro d’Italia, will line up for the Surrey Classic on Sunday.

Viviani won four stages of the three-week Italian race while Bennett won three stages including the final stage in Rome.

Over 100,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the sixth edition over today and tomorrow.

Diversions can be expected through Kingston, Esher and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Heathrow Airport blames the weather across the UK and Europe for its severe delays

Heathrow Airport has blamed the weather across the UK and Europe for its severe delays.

Passengers at Gatwick and Stansted are also facing flight disruptions including cancellations after yesterday’s heatwave gave way to thunderstorms.

Eurotunnel says it's currently experiencing delays of up to five hours at Folkestone - due to "extreme and prolonged high temperatures".

There's been disruption for drivers since Thursday, as issues with air conditioning units restricted shuttle capacity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

1960s housing estate in Roehampton to be completely re-developed



A 1960s housing estate in Roehampton is to be completely re-developed.

Wandsworth Council’s approved plans to build 95 affordable homes on Pocklington Court in Alton Road.

The scheme will also include properties for older people with a range of care needs.

The empty building had previously been owned by a charity which decided to close the building and relocate its tenants in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Chelsea’s Albert Bridge to close over three weekends

Chelsea’s Albert Bridge is to close over three weekends starting next Saturday.

It’s for vital maintenance work.

One footway will remain open for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists at all times but no vehicles will be permitted to cross it.

Albert Bridge is not on any bus routes so no buses will be diverted, although delays in the area are likely.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Wandsworth Council’s policy on sprinklers gets endorsed by cross-party group of MPs

Wandsworth Council’s policy on sprinklers has been endorsed by a cross-party group of MPs.

The authority decided to retrofit sprinklers into 99 of its tower blocks across the borough last year.

The Housing, Communities and Local Government select committee says this plan should be adopted by all authorities.

Since 2007 national building regulations have required all new-build high rise blocks of ten storeys of more to have sprinkler systems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

A trial traffic scheme wins an award for Croydon team.

A trial scheme in Croydon has won the Council’s parking team its third award for road safety.

It created pedestrian zones around three schools – Woodcote Primary in Cousldon and Heavers Farm Primary and St Chad’s Catholic Primary in Selhurst.

The scheme was brought in to reduce traffic last September after concerns from parents and police.

It’s received the London Road Safety Award after having already received two prizes at the British Parking Awards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Mitcham fire station has an open day

A report by the London Fire Brigade has found there’s a delay of at least 10 minutes in calling 999 in 2 out of 5 house and flat fires.

Control officers and firefighters are responding faster, but it’s important for the public to call as quickly as possible.

The Brigade wants children to be taught how to call the fire service and what to do in an emergency.

They have more advice at their open days, the first of which is today at the Mitcham fire station.

The station at New Malden will open to the public on the 15th September and Richmond station on the 22nd September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 am  

Friday, 27 July 2018

Teenager sentenced for attempted murder over knife attack in Croydon

A teenager has been jailed for the attempted murder of a fourteen-year-old boy in Croydon.

Police said the victim, who refused to help the investigation, was incredibly lucky to survive the knife attack which happened in
Poplar Walk in February.

Rimel Hanchard, who’s 17, was sentenced to seven years and six months at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Chessington World of Adventures set to re-open tomorrow

Chessington World of Adventures has confirmed it will open tomorrow.

They say they’re confident Thames Water has restored their water supply, but for anyone planning a trip to check their website and Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

Opportunist burglar stole cash tills and prescription drugs from businesses in Epsom and Ewell

An opportunist burglar who targeted businesses in Epsom and Ewell has been handed down a sixteen month sentence.

Thirty-six-year-old Luke Hicks, also known as Luke Penfold, stole cash tills from a beauty salon and a restaurant, and prescription drugs from a pharmacy.

Police used blood left at the crime scenes to trace him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Wandsworth man jailed for historical child sexual abuse

A man from Wandsworth has been sentenced for raping a woman in 1976, when she was twelve years old.

Colin Hudson, who’s now 64, received eight years imprisonment.

The victim, now in her 50s, reported that as a child she had been groomed and raped by Hudson at his home at the time in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Jemima Goldsmith has tweeted her congratulations to her former husband Imran Khan

The former cricketer is going to be Pakistan’s next Prime Minister.

The sister of Richmond Park MP Zac, has two children with Mr Khan.

She’s tweeted “22 years later, after humiliations, hurdles and sacrifices, my sons’ father is Pakistan’s next PM. Congratulations”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Clothes weighing roughly the same amount as 5 Asian elephants have been collected in Richmond over the last 8 weeks

More than 1.2 tonnes of unwanted textiles and shoes is now heading off to charity.

Provided by West London Waste Authority and charity TRAID, the scheme means residents don’t have to leave their homes to donate.

They’re able to book a collection online or by phone for a time when they’ll be around and a driver will come and take the items from them
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man accused of bombarding TV presenter Christine Lampard with a series of tweets has been handed a suspended jail sentence

39 year old Christof King was sentenced to nine months behind bars suspended for two years.

Isleworth Crown Court heard how he sent letters and turned up at the house she shares with footballer husband Frank Lampard in Chelsea.

He’d already pleaded guilty to stalking, but denied sending the tweets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Chessington World of Adventures may have to remain closed tomorrow

It’s after a water main under a field off the Leatherhead Road bust at 2 o’clock this morning.

The rupture left around 6,000 Thames Water customers without water.

Simon Burge from Chessington explains why the theme park had to close today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Police appealing for help in catching speedboat owner after fatal crash near Wandsworth Bridge

An international manhunt's underway to find a speedboat owner who killed his internet date in a champagne-fuelled trip on the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge.

Jack Shepherd's own barrister has called him a coward for not showing up for his trial or sentencing, where he was jailed for 6 years.

Charlotte Brown's sister Victoria Coles and father Graham Brown, speaking to Sky's Ashish Joshi.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald's signed a new two-year contract

It commits the Scotland international to the Premier League club until 2020 Fulham have the option of extending his deal by a year.

He's made almost 100 appearances since joining from Wolves in 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Can Wisley top the thermometres again today?

Forecasters have been warning the heatwave could end dramatically today with many areas suffering thunderstorms and flash flooding.

Flood warnings have been issued across Surrey; Wisley recorded the hottest temperature yesterday of 35.1C or 95.2F

In North Yorkshire, cyclist Alex Brown experienced heavy downpours earlier.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

London Fire Brigade wants councils to temporarily ban barbecuing in parks and open land

There have been 6 times more large grass fires so far this year than in the whole of 2017.

Meanwhile, people who spot others using a BBQ in an open space in Richmond are being told to report them to the council.

Residents and visitors to the borough are being asked not to light any open fires in parks or open spaces as it’s illegal there.

This includes disposable barbecues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

An international manhunt is underway to find the speedboat owner who has been jailed for six years for killing his date

Police are looking for Jack Shepherd, who crashed in the Thames at Wandsworth as he tried to impress Charlotte Brown.

Her mother says she'll feel pain until her final breath.

Charlotte died from cold water emersion after the incident in December 2015

Detective sergeant Christopher Davis is from the Met Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The pipe that ruptured this morning, forcing Chessington World of Adventures to shut for the day, was a major feeder pipe

Thames Water was called at 2am to farmland off the Leatherhead Road where they found the 24 inch main had ruptured.

6,000 customers were initially affected, but most saw water supplies restored within 4 hours.

Head of Water Networks at Thames Water, Tim McMahon, has this update.



Anyone who needs water can pick up bottles from Chessington Garden Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man has been sentenced in his absence after he crashed his speedboat in the Thames at Wandsworth Bridge, killing his passenger



23 year old Charlotte Brown died after she was thrown overboard when the boat hit debris close to midnight in December 2015.

30 year old Jack Shepherd was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence by a jury at the Old Bailey yesterday.

He had taken Ms Brown on a date on the river and had been drinking heavily before he got on the boat.

He failed to turn up to court for his trial or sentencing, and has been jailed in his absence to 6 years behind bars.

The Met Police has appealed for help to track him down.

Reporter Ashish Joshi is at the Old Bailey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Hounslow Council has launched an online community information guide for residents across the borough.

Hounslow Council has launched an online community information guide for residents across the borough.

It holds a directory of voluntary and community groups, stating the services and activities they provide.

Councillor Katherine Dunne says the guide will “provide a valuable resource that will encourage local groups to share their information online”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Chessington World of Adventures has been forced to close because of a burst water main.



Chessington World of Adventures has been forced to close because of a burst water main.

A number of homes and businesses have been suffering with low pressure or no water at all since early this morning.

Chessington bosses have apologised for not making the announcement sooner.

Two weeks ago Thames Water texted 45,000 customers in the area asking them to refrain from using their hosepipes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Detectives have released an image of a man they urgently want to speak to in connection with an unprovoked stabbing in Croydon.



Detectives have released an image of a man they urgently want to speak to in connection with an unprovoked stabbing in Croydon.

Police were called to Selsdon Road just before 4 o’clock on Wednesday to a 26 year old victim who was stabbed out of the blue.

The man then put the knife back in his bag and walked off.

The victim was taken to a south London hospital for treatment.

Police are asking anyone to contact them if they have seen this man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

A web designer who's on the run after a speedboat accident on the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge, which killed his date, will be sentenced later.

A web designer who's on the run after a speedboat accident on the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge, which killed his date, will be sentenced later.

30-year-old Jack Shepherd failed to attend the trial which found him guilty yesterday over the death of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown in 2015.

His legal team don't know where he is, despite having spoken to him over the phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

A leading London film studio is opening up its doors to help young people affected by knife crime.

A leading London film studio is opening up its doors to help young people affected by knife crime.

West London Studios in Hayes has set up free workshops there to give young people a first-hand experience in film production.

Blockbusters such as Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller and The Mercy starring Colin Firth, were shot at the
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

The Government has recommended that local authorities should halt the proposed shared space road design.

The Government has recommended that local authorities should halt the proposed shared space road design.

It comes after an announcement by the Department for Transport which had been welcomed by the National Federation of the Blind.

The Federation met with 27 countries at the Global Disability Summit in London- who all pledged to prevent blind people from sharing space with vehicles.

The Government endorses this outcome.

We spoke to the shared space co-ordinator for the National Institute of the blind, Sarah Gayton about our Shared Space scheme in Tolworth Broadway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 am  

AFC Wimbledon urged to drop single use plastic



AFC Wimbledon is being urged to drop single use plastics as it prepares to move back to Plough Lane.

London Assembly member Leonie Cooper has launched a campaign lobbying businesses and sports venues in the borough.

She has met with AFC bosses to discuss a range of measures that can be undertaken by the club before its move next year.

Meanwhile, a picture of the ongoing demolition at Plough Lane has been released (above).

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Fulham close in on Mitrovic deal

Fulham are close to finalising a deal to bring Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle to Craven Cottage.

They’ve agreed terms with the player but are yet to reach an agreement with Newcastle who want close to 20-million pounds for the player.

Meanwhile Andre Schurrle, who had a spell at Chelsea, joined Fulham this week on a 2-year loan from Borussia Dortmund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Murderer jailed for 32 years



A man from South Croydon who carried out a fatal shooting whilst he was a pillion passenger on a motorbike, has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to 32 years in jail.

Mahad Ibrahim of Columbine Avenue was found guilty of murdering 24-year-old Tinodiwanashe, known as ‘Tino,’ Makwanya at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Tino was taken to a south London hospital suffering a gunshot injury to his head.

He died shortly after arriving. While a motive for the attack remains unclear, detectives strongly believe that Tino was not the intended target.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 pm  

The move to relocate Hampton Delivery Office to Feltham Hill Ashford in Ashford has been slammed.

Lib Dem councillor Gareth Roberts is calling it “wholly unacceptable” saying residents haven’t been properly consulted.

He says he hopes Royal Mail will reconsider.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A man who caused Grievous Bodily Harm to another man by stabbing him in the head, neck and shoulders has been sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court.



Ian Knight of Musquash Way was sentenced to eleven years behind bars after being convicted of the offence on 13th of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Green Belt campaigners say proposals by a stables near Epsom Downs to build 47 flats is a “purely profit-making enterprise.”

South Hatch Stables launched its plan in February.

It says the development would “reinvigorate” the site which is in a dilapidated condition, while “stimulating” the nearby racing industry.

The application for 47 flats is almost four times the amount of properties first put forward two years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

60 babies were born by elective caesarean section at Kingston Hospital in April

Figures from 128 providers have been published by NHS England today.

The figure is low compared to Frimley Health NHS Foundation which saw 100.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey saw 30.

It’s said thousands of women are opting for a C-section to minimise the pain of childbirth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea have signed former England goalkeeper Rob Green

The 38-year-old will provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero.

He's agreed a one-year contract and says it's a "thrill and honour" to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

A man who was driving a speedboat which crashed in the River Thames at Wandsworth killing his passenger has been found guilty of manslaughter



23 year old Charlotte Brown died after she was thrown overboard when the boat hit debris and overturned near Wandsworth Bridge close to midnight on December the 8th 2015.

30 year old Jack Shepherd (pictured) was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence by a jury at the Old Bailey earlier.

He had taken Ms Brown on a date on the river and had been drinking heavily before he got on the boat.

Witnesses from the Lambeth Fire River station described the boat as moving “very fast” and breaking the speed limit.



Both Shepherd and Ms Brown were thrown from the boat when it hit branches in the water.

Shepherd was rescued clinging to its hull.

Ms Brown was pulled from the water but was later pronounced dead.

She died from cold water immersion.



On previous occasions, Shepherd had been warned by police about going too fast on the river in his speedboat.

During the trial, the vessel was taken into the car park of the Old Bailey where it was inspected by jurors.

Ruth Bowskill, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor with responsibility for the London CPS homicide unit, said: “The evidence in this trial has shown Jack Shepherd’s utter failure in his duty of care to Charlotte Brown.

“She was a novice on a boat on a cold December night and died as a result of his extreme recklessness.

“He was very drunk. He did not apply basic safety measures such as giving her a life jacket or wearing one himself.

“He could and should have foreseen the potential dangers. He had previously been warned twice by police about the speeds at which he was driving and the importance of wearing life jackets on that stretch of the river.

“Mr Shepherd did not attend this trial but will now have to face the consequences of his actions. Our thoughts are with Charlotte’s family who have suffered such a devastating loss.”

Shepherd will be sentenced tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will join Surrey at the end of the county cricket season

He's currently in the last year of his contract at Yorkshire - and has agreed a three-year deal to move to The Oval.

Plunkett's played a key part in England's rise to the top of the one-day international world rankings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Power cut hits Thorpe Park



All of the main rides stopped and people were forced to sit at the top of the 115ft Detonator ride for one hour in scorching 35C heat.

Although people who have purchased tickets today can come back for free before October, those who hold annual membership have been complaining that they have not been offered the same yet.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Parents of children at a school in Ripley say they have no idea what they’ll do now it has been forced to close

Ripley CofE Primary has seen numbers dwindle from over 150 last year to just 30, after Surrey County Council announced the plans.

The authority says the site needs mass re-development and a lack of pupils means it’s “no longer viable.”

But dad Alistair Gerrard remains cynical.



Surrey CC says it decided to go ahead with closure because no appropriate realistic options for the school’s future arose.

It also says the lack of children and their lack of progress means it is no longer viable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The hottest temperature of the year has been recorded at Heathrow

34.9C is showing on the thermometres there.

That beats the previous top temperature of 33.9 which was recorded earlier today at Charlwood near Gatwick Airport.

Tomorrow is expected to be even hotter still.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Should casinos be allowed to operate in Kingston?

That’s the question residents are once again being asked by the council.

It’s reviewing the current gambling rules, which the authority must do by law, every three years.

A 12 week long consultation has been launched via the council’s website.

Previous consultations in 2009, 2012 and 2016 overwhelmingly showed casinos were not welcome by the people of Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Thames Water shareholders have allegedly made more than £200 million in just five years

That’s according to research undertaken by the GMB Union.

Following Storm Emma in March, thousands of homeowners in Streatham were left without water for 36 hours.

They had to resort to using bottled water after a number of pipes ruptured in the freezing weather.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Guards on South Western Railway are staging a 24-hour strike in the long-running dispute over their role.

Guards on South Western Railway are staging a 24-hour strike in the long-running dispute over their role.

Today is the first of 8 strike days planned throughout the summer

6 in 10 trains will be running and a revised timetable is in operation and passengers are advised to check before they travel.

Routes affected include Teddington to Shepperton and Surbiton to Hampton Court.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Croydon Council is moving forward with plans to bring two new state of the art football hubs to the borough.

Croydon Council is moving forward with plans to bring two new state of the art football hubs to the borough.

Proposals for two multi-million-pound community football facilities were developed following feasibility work carried out last December

Sites at Purely Way and Ashburn playing fields would benefit from two floodlit full size artificial 3G pitches and a new changing pavilion.

The proposals were developed as part of Croydon’s successful bid for funding from Sport England and the football Association.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Cuts to Surrey Fire and Rescue services are leaving ‘parts of the County in a perilous situation.’

Cuts to Surrey Fire and Rescue services are leaving ‘parts of the County in a perilous situation.’

That’s according to Labour’s County Councillor Robert Evans.

Mr Evans, who represents Stanwell says there is an ever increasing times when our fire stations are closed due to staff shortages.

This week Surrey saw fire stations closed due to staff shortages in Esher, Walton, Staines and Banstead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Gatwick’s Foundation Fund has been awarded a further £100,000 in grants to community projects across Surrey, Kent and Sussex.

Gatwick’s Foundation Fund has been awarded a further £100,000 in grants to community projects across Surrey, Kent and Sussex.

Bloomin’ Arts charity in Surrey provides accessible opportunities in performing arts for adults with learning difficulties in Surrey.

Among others expected to benefit are Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care and Surrey East Area Cruse Bereavement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Thames Water shareholders have allegedly made more than £200 million in just five years.

Thames Water shareholders have allegedly made more than £200 million in just five years.

That’s according to research undertaken by the GMB Union.

Last month, its figures revealed the CEO took home £6.3 million in salary, bonuses, pensions and other benefits over 5 years.

The company was heavily lambasted in March after a pipe on Tooting Broadway ruptured, leaving a tide of water for many days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Ticket demand for next year’s Rugby World Cup is “unprecedented.”

Ticket demand for next year’s Rugby World Cup is “unprecedented.”

That’s according to the Twickenham based RFU.

It says phenomenal interest from fans both in Japan, where it will take place, and abroad, has seen over 2.5 million ticket applications.

It’s thought only 1.8 million tickets will be sold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Drivers who use Phoenix Way in Hounslow could now be fined up to £130 for doing so.


Drivers who use Phoenix Way in Hounslow could now be fined up to £130 for doing so.

The access route to the M4 has always been a no go to vehicles other than those given permission to use it.

But over the years, large numbers of drivers have used it regardless.

Hounslow council has also asked Google to update its traffic directions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

The current heatwave could become the new norm for the UK by 2040 because of climate change, MPs say.

The current heatwave could become the new norm for the UK by 2040 because of climate change, MPs say.

The Environmental Audit Committee warns of 7,000 heat-related deaths every year in the UK by 2050 if the government doesn't act quickly.

The MPs say ministers must act to protect people - especially with an ageing population in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Strikes are happening today on South Western Rail with a reduced service on all lines in and out of Waterloo.

Strikes are happening today on South Western Rail with a reduced service on all lines in and out of Waterloo.

There is no service from Surbiton to Hampton Court and at Berrylands station.

Further strikes, over the role of guards on trains, are expected until September 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

A flight from Spain to America had to be diverted to Heathrow because of an issue with its lavatories.

A flight from Spain to America had to be diverted to Heathrow because of an issue with its lavatories.

Flight AA67 from Barcelona to New York on Wednesday morning had to be diverted because of a technical issue with its toilets.

The flight landed safely at the London Airport while maintenance crews were troubleshooting the issue.

A fire service at Heathrow was on standby as the plane landed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Flight from Spain to America diverted to Heathrow

A flight from Spain to America had to be diverted to Heathrow because of an issue with its lavatories.

Flight AA67 from Barcelona to New York yesterday morning had to be diverted because of a technical issue with its toilets.

The flight landed safely at the London Airport while maintenance crews were troubleshooting the issue.

A fire service at Heathrow was on standby as the plane landed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Hottest temperatures expected this Friday.

We could see the hottest July day ever on Friday, but thunderstorms, hail and strong winds are expected to bring the heatwave to an end.

Highs of 36 degrees are forecast for parts of England.

The July record of 36.7 was reached at Heathrow in 2015.

The all-time UK high is 38.5 back in August 2003.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

A film festival featuring short-films from across the world took place in Virginia Water over the weekend.

Link International showed 54 films across 3 days.

Ray Gillon is part of the localisation team at Warner, responsible for adapting films for foreign audiences.

He says sometimes there’s a fight to stop them being changed too much though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

Rail strikes tomorrow will affect Surbiton, Hampton Court and Berrylands

Strikes will take place tomorrow on South Western Rail with a reduced service on all lines in and out of Waterloo.

There will be no services from Surbiton to Hampton Court and at Berrylands station.

Further strikes, over the role of guards on trains, are expected until September 1.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Grenfell survivors told that tower could stand for years to come

Grenfell survivors and residents have been told that the tower will remain standing for some years.

Councillor Kim Taylor-Smith told the Grenfell Scrutiny Committee yesterday that even after all legal processes are complete, it will take another two years to demolish the remains of the building.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Chelsea Ladies announce new signing

Finnish international Adelina Engman has joined Chelsea Ladies.

The 23-year-old forward makes the move from Swedish club Kopparbergs/Goteborg.

She says she’s excited to start at one of Europe’s best clubs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

East Croydon demolition given green light

Croydon Council has approved the demolition of buildings near East Croydon station.

It’s part of the remodelling of the rail network in the area, which will see an increase in capacity on the Brighton main line.

Network Rail-owned Stonewest House in Lambert's Place will be demolished.

They say it’s necessary to make the site safe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Fire brigade investigate cause of Croydon house fire

The cause of a house fire in Croydon is under investigation.

The blaze broke out in Thorneloe Gardens just before 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

The first floor of a semi-detached house was destroyed.

One woman was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Kingstonian FC throws open its doors to youngsters hoping for a career in football

Youngsters hoping for a career in football are being given the chance to hone their skills over the summer holidays.

Real Madrid is teaming up with Kingstonian Youth to bring its football clinic to Dinton Fields for 5 days at the end of August.

It offers boys and girls aged between 7 and 15 the chance to train under the guidelines of the Real Madrid Youth Academy.

They’ll get 6 hours of training per day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

The Lib Dem leader has written to the Defence secretary to demand a rethink of plans to move the Royal Military School of Music

It’s been based at Kneller Hall in Twickenham for over 150 years.

Sir Vince Cable, who is also the MP for Twickenham, says the move to the Portsmouth Naval Base is a “seriously bad idea.”

The MoD says the building needs £20 million worth of refurbishment and moving it is unavoidable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

A man has been charged after trying to smuggle rare and endangered eggs into the UK.

A man has been charged after trying to smuggle rare and endangered eggs into the UK.

19 eggs were recovered by boarder officers at Heathrow Airport in June and Jeffery Lendrum has been arrested

Many of the eggs have now hatched, and the birds are being cared for at a specialist bird of prey conservation centre.

The eggs were those of vultures and African fish eagles.

They also included those of African fish eagles and African sparrow hawks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

A debate took place in Parliament over whether or not Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s should be added to the UK’s banned list of dog breeds.

A debate took place in Parliament over whether or not Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s should be added to the UK’s banned list of dog breeds.

More than 160,000 people petitioned against the idea which was bought to the fore by animal rights charity PETA.

Battersea Dogs and Cats’ home defended the character of staffies calling them “gentle and loyal”

The government has decided not to add them to the list of prohibited dogs
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Mitcham Road Cemetery has won a Green Flag Award for its work in maintaining its environmentally friendly open space.

Mitcham Road Cemetery has won a Green Flag Award for its work in maintaining its environmentally friendly open space.

The 51-acre site is the largest of 3 cemeteries managed by Croydon Council.

Councillor Oliver Lewis says the award celebrates the dedication that goes towards the upkeep of the site.

He adds they’re extremely proud, as they know how much quality green spaces matter to residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

A mass clean-up of a recreation ground in Chessington will take place later on this morning.

A mass clean-up of a recreation ground in Chessington will take place later on this morning.

Churchfields has fallen victim to rubbish dumping, graffiti and anti -social behaviour in recent months.

Residents have asked that Kingston Council allows a 'Dispersal Order' to be placed on it.

This would give officers the powers to move anyone from the locality who is causing an issue, not to return.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Heathrow Airport's boss has claimed its planned expansion will bring large-scale investment to Scotland.

Heathrow Airport's boss has claimed its planned expansion will bring large-scale investment to Scotland.

Chief executive John Holland-Kaye says the Scottish economy will profit from the expansion plans.

Yesterday morning Heathrow announced its busiest ever first six months, with passenger numbers up 2.5% from last year, and revenue has risen to £1.4billion

The estimated cost of the third runway at the London hub is £14 billion

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Jackie's Rod Bradbury and Luke Williams break down the second Link International Film Festival in Virginia Water

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Surrey’s cricketers have secured an innings and 183 run victory against Nottinghamshire

The Division One leaders swept through Notts’ batting order, bowling them out for 199.

Seamer Morne Morkel claimed a 5-wicket haul to maintain Surrey’s unbeaten league run this season.

Elsewhere in Division Two, Middlesex claimed a narrow 18-run win over leaders Warwickshire at Lord’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

A report's found disadvantaged teenagers are around 18 months behind their richer classmates in each GCSE subject.

The Education Policy Institute says the overall gap in England narrowed by a month last year - but reckons there's been a significant slowdown in certain subjects.

This includes stalling in subjects such as English and Maths

Dr Mary Bousted, from the National Education Union, says it starts at an early age.

Disadvantaged pupils in several areas in the North East are behind their peers more than two years.

Though, Hounslow and Wandsworth were among areas with the smallest gaps in teenage education though still at 6 and 7 months respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso reckons the addition of Jorginho will be key to the squad getting used to boss Maurizio Sarri's style of play.

The midfielder followed his former Napoli head coach to Stamford Bridge.

Alonso says he's been impressed with the 57 million pound signing so far.

Chelsea are set to sign former QPR and England international goalkeeper Robert Green on a free transfer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

London’s firefighters are the first fire crews in Europe to use new glue-like liquids to prevent serious fire damage to roofs

The London Fire Brigade used PVStop at a school in Twickenham last week, by applying it on the solar panels.

The liquid works by blocking sunlight, which reduces the risk of electrocution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Richmond council is going to spend half a million pounds fixing 25 pavements

The repairs include replacing damaged slabs and eliminating standing water.

People are encouraged to nominate the damaged footpaths they think need repairing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 pm  

A man has been charged with smuggling rare bird’s eggs into Heathrow Airport

Jeffery Lendrum was arrested in June for attempting to bring in 19 eggs containing rare and endangered bird species including vultures.

The 56-year-old will appear before Uxbridge Magistrates court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

A Croydon resident has started a petition to stop a development of flats

Croydon council wants to turn dozen of garages into flats in Arkell Grove by building a three-story building.

Sabrina McCavana, who’s been living in the road for 5 years has gathered 70 signatures.

She says the residents are concerned for emergency services to get access to the area and for children playing in the road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Surrey Police says the hot weather means more children may be inside gaming

Officers are warning parents to keep an extra eye on any online activity.

They say predators use online games to target youngsters and any suspicious activity should be reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

A third runway at Heathrow is going to benefit Scotland by hundreds of millions of pounds

That’s according to its CEO John Holland-Kaye who says flights to more Scottish cities and more competition will reduce prices.

He also hopes to connect cities like Inverness and Dundee with the expansion which he says will help the economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

CCTV cameras have been installed at Fairlands Park in North Cheam after travellers moved in



Sutton Council is undergoing a legal process to try and move them on.

The site lies behind Sainsbury’s.

Trespassing is not a criminal offence, with the responsibility falling on the land owner to move them on.

Advice from Sutton Council.

What action will the Police take?


The Police will attend the location as soon as officers are available.

They will establish number of caravans and vehicles present and the names of all Travellers present.

The Police will investigate any criminal offences that have been committed in gaining access to the space and any ongoing criminal activity currently in progress.

This information is then used to make an assessment as to whether any police powers should be used to move the Travellers on immediately from the location.

However, it must be borne in mind that trespass is not a criminal offence and usually the Police are unable to take immediate enforcement action or make the Travellers move on.

What will the Council do?

If the Police cannot use their powers to move the Travellers on, the Council will start the process to arrange removal.

This process usually takes between 2 and 5 working days.

The Council has a number of legal requirements it must fulfil before it can move Travellers on.

These checks ensure that travelling families’ health and welfare needs are assessed as required by law and protect the Council should issues arise during the process.

Following these checks a decision is made by the Council as to whether the Travellers should remain on site, while further welfare arrangements are made, or if they can be directed to leave.

If it is appropriate to move the Travellers on the Council’s Legal Services will draft enforcement notices. Once served these notices specify the time by which Travellers must leave the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

The government's set out plans to ensure some EU laws still apply to the UK after Brexit

The proposals effectively scrub out the effect of the recently passed withdrawal legislation, which scraps the European Communities Act next March.

The new white paper will now 'save' parts of it for the duration of the transition period.

Brexit secretary, and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab says it offers certainty to people and businesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane thinks Chelsea will be the main threat to their Premier League title defence this season

Pep Guardiola's side will begin their campaign against Arsenal in two-and-a-half-weeks.

Sane believes new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri's a shrewd appointment - after being tested by his Napoli side in the Champions League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Is Chessington on a secret hosepipe ban?

Thames Water has issued a text message to 45,000 customers asking them not to use their sprinklers and hosepipes.

The company says the move is to ensure there is enough water to go round.

Thames Water has increased the amount of water it is pumping into the network by 17% during the on-going heatwave.

But it’s now requesting customers slow down, especially in the garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Multi vehicle accident causes chaos on the M25 at Wisley



Police has posted these pictures of an accident earlier this afternoon on the M25.

It happened on the anticlockwise stretch between junctions 11 for Chertsey and 10 for Wisley.

Part of the stretch was closed off for over 2 hours with several vehicles involved.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Meanwhile, another accident has now closed the clockwise stretch, also at Junction 10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Wandsworth County Court is to close

It’s one of seven courts across the country set to shut by September next year.

The courts are those the government says are either underused, dilapidated or too close to another.

Blackfriars Crown Court is the most high profile one to shut its doors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Painshill's head gardener Adam Mills tells us not to be put off by the effects of the heatwave

People up and down the country are lamenting the state of their gardens as we’re put on an Amber weather warning.

But there’s hope in the form of Adam Mills, head gardener at Painshill in Cobham.

The 18th century landscape garden, which is known for its beautiful greenery, hasn’t escaped the effects of the heat-wave.

Adam explains why we shouldn’t feel too disheartened by the state of our lawns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police have released CCTV images of a man in Stanwell who is believed to have stolen mobile phones worth over £1 million



The suspect pretended to represent a distribution company, forged release paperwork, then left after loading the goods onto his HGV.

The theft happened in December; afterwards, the man made off along The Parkway towards the M4.

Detective Constable Phil Carter, who is investigating the incident, said:

“We have released the CCTV now in a bid to try and identify the man in the images. He may well be an unknowing participant in the crime believing he is doing legitimate work, so if he recognises himself he should come forward to eliminate himself from the enquiry.

“There is every reason to suspect that those responsible for this interception are extremely professional and may have used a “patsy” to collect the phones.

“The man in the images could be from anywhere in the UK although we have a recording of him speaking and he sounds like he is from the South East.

“We would very much like to hear from anyone who can provide us with any information which could help us identify the man in the CCTV.”

If you can help, please contact us on 101, quoting crime reference PR/45170136168. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Trains between Barnes Bridge and Hounslow had to be cancelled during this morning’s rush hour

The line was shut just before 9 o’clock following the discovery of what was thought to be a WW2 bomb.

However, closer inspections found it to be of an industrial nature instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

People in Wandsworth are being asked to become tree monitors

With no sign of the hot weather abating, the council needs residents to keep an eye on the borough’s greenery and report any problems.

Green fingered enthusiasts are also being asked to volunteer to plant a number of new trees.

Last winter, the council planted more than 500 new street trees and there are concerns some could be suffering in the dry conditions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

It looks like the one per cent public sector wage cap will be abandoned today.

The Chancellor is due to make an announcement, which could see pay rises for more than a million workers.

It's expected to be paid for by departmental savings.

Here's the Transport Secretary and Epsom MP, Chris Grayling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Huge parts of the capital and Surrey will once again be closed off this weekend for the annual Ride London Surrey 100.

Huge parts of the capital and Surrey will once again be closed off this weekend for the annual Ride London Surrey 100.

Sprint stars Elia Viviani and Sam Bennett, who were rivals at this year’s Giro d’Italia, will line up for the Surrey Classic on Sunday.

Viviani won four stages of the three-week Italian race while Bennett won three stages including the final stage in Rome.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

It’s being reported that actor Tom Hardy could be about to quit Richmond for Devon

He’s apparently looking at moving his family after being targeted by an online stalker.

The Daily Mail says it’s been told that he “wants a farmhouse where he can keep dogs and horses.”

It’s unclear whether he’d sell his £3.5 million property in Richmond or keep it as his London base.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

It has been revealed that 3 hour queues facing visitors at Heathrow’s passport control are incredibly damaging to the reputation of the UK.

It has been revealed that 3 hour queues facing visitors at Heathrow’s passport control are incredibly damaging to the reputation of the UK.

Our tourism industry is a substantial revenue earner for the UK, contributing to £25 billion last year.

Chairman of UK inbound says these delays tarnish our reputation as a hospitable and global nation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

As temperatures continue to rise this week we are being urged to stay out of the sun until Friday.

As temperatures continue to rise this week we are being urged to stay out of the sun until Friday.

The hottest July day on record in the UK was July 1st 2015 when mercury hit 36.7 Celsius at Heathrow.

Several places across England have now gone without rain for 54 consecutive days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

The new Brexit Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab has called the EU is “irresponsible”.

The new Brexit Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab has called the EU “irresponsible”.

Mr Raab claims Brussels has increased pressure in negotiations amid government turmoil over the PMs Chequers compromise proposals.

He also suggested Theresa May was still attempting to persuade her cabinet colleagues about her plans but is certain an agreement with the EU could be reached by October
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

The first steps are now being taken that could see restrictions on carrying liquids onto flights lifted.

The first steps are now being taken that could see restrictions on carrying liquids onto flights lifted.

New computed tomography scanners are being tested at Heathrow that produce a detailed 3d x-ray and can detect explosives.

During the 6/12 month trial of the new technology, some passengers will not have to remove their laptops or small quantities of water from their hand luggage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Reigate and Banstead Borough is warning people not to “lose their voice” as it urges residents to respond to important voter registration being sent out.

Reigate and Banstead Borough is warning people not to “lose their voice” as it urges residents to respond to important voter registration being sent out.

The information will be sent out this week to ensure residents can take part in the elections in May next year.

John Jory, Electoral Registration Officer at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council says “it is important that residents check and respond ASAP”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

A scheme in Croydon which helps residents who are struggling to pay their bills is a finalist for this year’s London Homelessness Awards

The Food Stop is London’s first joint welfare and food club.

Each week, households receive £20 worth of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and other products for £3.50.

The scheme also offers cookery courses and access to a jobs club.

Croydon is one of six finalists; the three winners will be announced in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A head-teacher who has spent nearly four decades improving young people’s lives has been honoured for her work

Denise Fox, who is head at Fulham Cross, is known as Fantastic Ms Fox.

She’s been handed the Lifetime Achievement Award at the teaching industry’s annual TES Awards.

Ms Fox says “I’m very touched to get the award for something I have enjoyed doing for the last 40 years.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Huge parts of the capital and Surrey will once again be closed off this weekend for the annual Ride London Surrey 100

Sprint stars Elia Viviani and Sam Bennett, who were rivals at this year’s Giro d’Italia, will line up for the Surrey Classic on Sunday.

Viviani won four stages of the three-week Italian race while Bennett won three stages including the final stage in Rome.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Chelsea defender David Luiz has joked that he’ll refuse to let Brazil teammate Willian leave the club

Barcelona have had multiple bids rejected for the Midfielder.

He adds Chelsea shouldn't sell Belgian pair Eden Hazard or Thibaut Courtois.

Luiz says they are the Chelsea’s best players and team would be much weaker if they left.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he wants to keep his best players, but it's out of his control

Midfielder Eden Hazard admitted earlier this month that it might be time to leave, while Barcelona have had bids rejected for Winger, Willian

The former Napoli manager says it’s a pleasure to have such quality at his disposal, but says their futures don’t depend on him.

Like Hazard, goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has been linked with Real Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Monday, 23 July 2018

Tesco is on the verge of launching a new brand of stores that could challenge the likes of Aldi and Lidl

Britain's biggest supermarket chain is reportedly considering opening up to 60 trial stores named Jack's in September.

Wandsworth is one of the areas said to be earmarked for the trial .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

There’s more uncertainty for an iconic pub in New Malden today

The Fountain Pub, just off the high street, was boarded up last month after operator Greene King handed the lease back to the owner.

Developers wanted to press ahead with plans to build a 3-5 storey block of 45 flats.

However, Kingston Council has rejected the scheme following mass opposition from residents.

It’s thought the developers will lodge an appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

The pressure is mounting on Sir Vince Cable to resign

It's it emerged he missed a key Brexit vote in the Commons last week.

The Lib Dem leader and MP for Twickenham has already said he “made a mistake” by not attending.

The party is calling for a final vote on any deal that’s done on Brexit.

But neither he, nor his predecessor Tim Farron, attended the Customs Bill vote.

There are also reports that Mr Cable has lost his second chief of staff in just 8 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

With the UK on an “amber” weather alert, fire fighters are asking the public not to drop cigarettes or matches on dry grass

The level 3 warning, where temperatures are expected to exceed 30C, is in place until Friday.

Fire fighters were called to a number of grass blazes over the weekend including a golf course in Hounslow Heath last night.

LFB bosses say dropped glass can also start fires as the sun can magnify the sun’s rays and barbecues should be monitored.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Firefighters are reminding people about the importance of having working smoke alarms after a fire at a flat in Townmead Road in Fulham yesterday.

We’re being reminded of the importance of having a working smoke alarm after a blaze tore through a flat in Fulham yesterday.

It broke out in Townmead Road just before 1.30pm.

Residents inside the second floor flat were alerted to the fire in their kitchen after they heard the smoke alarm sounding.

Part of the second floor property was damaged with an adult and child leaving the property before fire fighters arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Oxshott woman defies the odds and swims the English Channel raising £150,000 for charity

A woman from Oxshott has survived jellyfish stings and severe sea sickness to swim the English Channel.

26 year old Leah Chowdhry managed the feat in just under 15 hours.

She’s raised over £150,000 for Cancer Research UK and The British Asian Trust.

Here, Leah tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer how she overcame the proverbial brick wall.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A cyclist has been rescued from the Thames foreshore at Chiswick



The RNLI was called to The Strand on the Green at 10 o’clock last night where they found the woman near to the Bull’s Head Pub.

She’d fallen two metres from the cycle path onto the gravel below as the tide was out.

She was treated for a head injury and is now making a good recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Reigate and Banstead MP "concerned" over treatment of two jihadis from West London

Labour is accusing the Home Secretary of encouraging human rights abuse over the treatment of two jihadis from west London

Sajid Javid has apparently dropped his opposition to the death penalty for Alexanda Kotey and El-Shafee el-Sheikh, and will let the US authorities prosecute them.

Conservative MP for Reigate and Banstead Crispin Blunt admits he's concerned.



The PM's spokesperson insists Britain's still talking to the US about the case, and the UK will continue to oppose the death penalty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his grandmother at her home in Mitcham



63 year old Ilona Czuper was found with serious injuries in the back garden of her home in Edgehill Road last July.

21 year old Kordian Filmanowicz admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey earlier.

The guilty plea was accepted by the prosecution, while a charge of murder was left on file.

He’ll be sentenced next Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man from Addlestone has been jailed for 17 years for non-recent sexual offences against a child in the 80s



47 year old Jason Hill was also found guilty of a more recent rape against another victim in 2011.

He began offending when he was 13 years old, preying on an 8 year old girl whom he attacked a number of times until she was 15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to a grass fire in Coombe Lane in Croydon



Four hectares of grass and woodland are currently alight.

The Brigade was called at 12.50.

Fire crews from Croydon, Woodside and Addington fire stations are at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A 14 year old boy from Cobham has now been missing for a week



Tyrone Powell was last seen at around 3pm last Monday.

He has links to New Malden, Lewisham, Croydon, Honor Oak, and New Cross.

If you have seen Tyrone, or you have any information about where he might be, call 101, quoting reference number PR/45180075811.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Former London Mayor wades in to knife crime wave row

Boris Johnson is calling on his successor as Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to take responsibility for knife crime.

The former foreign secretary's written in the Telegraph it’s a 'scandal' the murder rate was higher in London than in New York in February.

In April, Mr Khan said he was 'angered and heartbroken' by 'violent deaths' in the capital.

Sophie Kafeero’s son Derick was stabbed to death in Kingston last year.

It prompted her to set up the “drop a knife, save a life” campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A 13 year old boy has been charged with assault after allegedly firing a McDonald’s chip at a woman in Hammersmith

The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, used a straw to fire the chip at the woman’s head.

He accepted a police caution after two magistrate hearings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

An engineer who’d worked for BA for nearly 30 years died after "medical help took nearly an hour to arrive"

An engineer who worked for BA for nearly 30 years apparently died after medical help took nearly an hour to arrive.

44 year old John Coles complained about chest pains following a collision at Heathrow in February.

It’s alleged an airport paramedic on a bicycle was dispatched about 45 minutes after the emergency services were called.

By the time the medic started operating, it's suggested he had already gone into cardiac arrest and later died.

His brother Mark has told the Daily Mail “it seems very clear that Heathrow is not appropriately equipped to deal with an acute medical emergency”.

London Ambulance Service said: "Based on the information given on all the calls, we arrived on scene to treat Mr Coles within the national target response times."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

The deadline to have your say on plans for a new leisure centre in Staines expires today

Spelthorne Borough Council has been consulting with residents about developing a new centre with sports pitches.

It says the original site has been well used over the years but peoples’ needs have changed and maintenance costs are rising.

Opponents to the plan have launched a petition online. They say the proposal to build the new centre in Commercial Park will take away from local green spaces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Firefighters fought a two hectare grass fire in Hounslow

Firefighters were called at around half five yesterday evening to the golf course in Hounslow Heath.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the cause is not yet known.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Kingston Council has deferred a decision on the Fountain Pub redevelopment

They’ve rejected plans for a 3-5 storey block that would contain 45 flats, saying “New Malden deserves better”.

The block was to have 45 homes, 30% of which were to be affordable.

The developers can appeal against the decision with an improved design at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

A woman from Oxshott has survived jellyfish stings and severe sea sickness to swim the English Channel

26 year old Leah Chowdhry managed the feat in just under 15 hours.

She’s raised over £150,000 for Cancer Research UK and The British Asian Trust.

Leah tells us how she overcame the proverbial brick wall.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Kingston Council to reconsider care home closure

Kingston Council is reconsidering a decision it took last month to close Murray House care home.

The council’s Adult Care and Education committee said it was closing the facility in Acre Road because it was “under-occupied”.

A consultation was launched and 225 people signed a petition opposing its closure.

It’s understood that the council’s Scrutiny Panel will meet this evening at Kingston University.

But some residents and key stakeholders have expressed concern that they’ve not be informed or invited to the meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Bec Old Boys slump to ninth loss

Croydon have taken over leadership of the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division following a resounding 163 run win over Bec Old Boys on the weekend.

Croydon took first strike and made 252 for 9.

Bec Old Boys were then skittled out for 89 to slump to their ninth loss of the season.

In Division One Paul Gooding’s 115 paved the way for Clapham Old Xaverians 176 run win over Raynes Park Former Pupils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Man sought in connection with Ladbroke Grove stabbing



Police are appealing for help in tracing a man they want to talk to in connection with a stabbing in Kensington and Chelsea.

Officers were called to a flat in the Ladbroke Grove area last Friday morning after reports as woman had been stabbed there.

The victim, in her 30’s, was treated at hospital, her condition isn’t considered life threatening.

Officers are trying to find 51-year-old Shuguang Xue who is known to the victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 am  

Sunday, 22 July 2018

New Anti-social behaviour order

People in and around Battersea High Street are being given enhanced levels of protection from anti-social behaviour.

It comes as the council has granted a police public spaces protection order to cover the area and give police additional powers to tackle problems.

The new order prohibits people from consuming alcohol in a public place, failing to surrender alcohol and using abusive behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm  

The Conservatives have unveiled their top three candidates for the Mayor of London, and former Kingston council leader Kevin Davies isn’t on the list

London Assembly member Andrew Boff has entered nominations three times, and supported Alternative Voting in the 2011 referendum.

Joy Morrissey is a policy forum champion for social housing tenants.

Shaun Bailey has previously criticised government funding cuts to the police, youth service and housing benefits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Hundreds of people will walk for Prostate Cancer Research today

400 will take part in three routes to Wembley, with one starting at Sutton United’s Football Ground.

The aim is to raise awareness, funds for treatments and make men more confident to talk about the illness.

Andy Sallnow, head of sport events, says they are going to visit 15 football clubs across the day.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

A man from St Margaret’s has raised over £6,000 for charity by cycling across Europe

Nick Waite cycled from the edge of Spain to the tip of Norway to raise money for the Nepal Youth Foundation.

He was on the continent for 84 days, riding nearly 7,000 km.

He told us how he occupied himself during that time.



You can find his website here, and a link to his justgiving page here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Surrey Police see driving under the influence increase during World Cup

Surrey Police made 130 arrests for driving under the influence during the World Cup.

Between 14th June and 15th July, officers conducted 898 breath tests and 83 drug tests on drivers.

Of the 130 arrests, 60 were for drug driving, mainly by 18-24 year old men.

Whereas 90% of those arrested for drink driving were men between the ages 25 and 34.

Sergeant Adam Dedman of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit said that while the message is getting through to some, people are still driving under the influence which is "just not acceptable".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Palace players trying to convince Zaha to stay

Crystal Palace full-back Jeffrey Schlupp says Wilfried Zaha is "irreplaceable" for the club.

The forward's been linked with a potential move to fellow Premier League side Tottenham - following reports he's turned down the offer of a new contract.

Schlupp says the players are doing everything they can to convince him to stay at Selhurst Park.

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