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Saturday, 4 August 2018

All weather pitch to be installed in Battersea


A park in Battersea is to get a £2.1 million all weather pitch.

Wandsworth Council is to build the 3G artificial grass pitch in Falcon Park.

It will replace four existing junior size grass areas which are regularly deemed unplayable in the winter months because of waterlogging.

Funding for the scheme has been secured from The Football Foundation, The London Marathon Charitable Trust and the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 pm  

Police appeal to identify man found near Putney Embankment



Police are appealing for help in identifying a man found in the river near Putney Embankment.

Reports had been made to the police about a man being seen in the River Thames.

He was later removed from the water by members of the RNLI and the public, before later being airlifted to hospital.

The man was not carrying any identification and is in a critical condition in hospital.

Given his condition police want to trace his family as soon as possible.

The man is a white male, dark in complexion, believed to be in his 30s with a medium build and short dark hair.

He has two distinctive tattoos on his left hand and one on his lower rights leg that are faded black in colour.

He had been wearing a camouflage t-shirt with white writing on it saying ‘now or never, no regrets, past/present/future’.

Officers are not treating the incident as suspicious.

Anyone who can assist is advised to call the South West Command’s Missing Persons Unit on 101 quoting ‘CAD 6675/26 Jul’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Battersea Park revamp

Battersea Park’s heritage perimeter railings have been given a new lease of life.

The Victorian-style metal railings which surround the park have been restored at a cost of £90,000.

Funds for the revamp have been generated by the Formula E electric motor car racing events which are held in the park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

Epsom charity named 'charity of the year'

An Epsom based mental health charity has been chosen as “charity of the year” by Epsom’s Marks and Spencer’s.

Love Me Love My Mind aims to provide a better understanding of mental health and it offers support to sufferers.

It’s run entirely by volunteers, and one of its biggest achievements is the annual Epsom Mental Health and Well-Being Festival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Dog rescued by police after owner neglects it to play a round of golf

Dog owners are once again being reminded not to leave pets in their cars in the hot weather.

This week police had to rescue a dog from a van in Hampton Court while his owner was enjoying a round of golf.

The RSPCA receives at least one call every hour about dogs suffering heat exposure and has already had reports of three pets dying in cars just this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Richmond photographer sheds light on what it is like to have a borderline personality disorder

A photographer from Richmond has created a film which sheds light on what it is like to have a borderline personality disorder.

21 year old Anna McGrane tackles social issues through the media of film and photography in the short called Lyra.

She has previously won awards and photographed the likes of Prince William and Ellie Goulding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Fire breaks out in Sunbury

Emergency services are currently dealing with a fire in Sunbury.

Sunbury fire crews and specialist wildfire units from Woking are in attendance with a hectare of heathland alight off Sunbury’s Hanworth Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

Crystal Palace thrash French side Toulouse

Crystal Palace continued their unbeaten pre-season run this afternoon after coming from behind to beat Toulouse 4-1 at Selhurst Park.

The French side opened the scoring through 20-year old new signing Aaron Leya Iseka.

Roy Hodgson's side soon responded through Christian Benteke, before Jeffrey Schlupp put the Eagles in front. Palace's third goal came from skipper Luka Milivojevic.

Wilfried Zaha later added a fourth which was to be Palace's nineteenth goal in five pre-season fixtures.

They start their Premier League campaign against London-rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage next Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

QPR's new captain revealed

The long anticipated wait over Queens Park Rangers’ new captain was revealed this afternoon.

New signing Toni Leistner was given the nod as QPR suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Preston North End.

The Championship match also marked former England national team manager Steve McClaren's first match in charge of QPR.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

Brentford start Championship with five star performance

Brentford have started their Championship campaign with a resounding 5-1 win over Rotherham at Griffin Park.

QPR lost 1-nil at Preston.

Wimbledon began their League One season with a 1-nil win at Fleetwood.

In the National League Sutton drew 2-all at new boys Harrogate.

In the National League South Woking won 1-nil at East Thurrock while Hampton & Richmond and Slough played out a 1-all draw.

Fulham tuned-up for the Premier League season with a 2-all draw against La Liga side Celta Vigo at Craven Cottage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Chelsea will get chance to respond to abuse report

The four London football clubs involved in the FA’s investigation into historic sex abuse will be given an opportunity to respond to the findings before the report is published this autumn.

Chelsea and QPR are believed to be among the clubs and QC Clive Sheldon, who’s leading the independent commission, will write to them about his findings next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

QPR will announce their new captain when the teamsheet is released at 2pm today

That’ll be for their match against Preston North End today.

He said yesterday that there were “five or six captains” on the side, so picking just one was difficult.

While Preston have won all four of their Championship matches against QPR in each of the past two seasons, the Rs have won both of their last two openers.

Meanwhile, Brentford are up against Rotherham United this afternoon too.

The Millers have spent a season away from the Championship, but came 4th in League One and were promoted in the play-offs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Labour’s plan for a universal basic income has been met with support by the public

A study by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts says 41% of people would back it.

Shadow Chancellor and Hayes MP John McDonnell announced the proposal earlier this week.

It’s been trialled unsuccessfully in Finland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Two men who committed violent robberies on stolen mopeds across South West London have been jailed

Mikelle Alexander from Sutton and Karim Hussain from Romford would often target elderly Asian people for their gold jewellery.

In November, they stabbed a man in his 50s to get his bag.

They’ve been sentenced to a total of 32 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

There's a search to find a Croydon woman


Police are asking for help to locate a Croydon woman in need of medical help who’s gone missing.

39 year old Alicia Francis was last seen leaving Croydon University Hospital last night around 6.35 pm.

She was wearing a white t-shirt, small black jacket and is barefoot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 am  

Runnymede gets tough on flytippers.

Flytippers in the borough of Runnymede risk having their vehicle destroyed as the Council crushes a third vehicle in a year.

The van was spotted in Addlestone after it had been caught on CCTV dumping waste.

The strong enforcement action comes as the Council joins a crackdown on fly tipping across Surrey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

Waste fire in Brentford could be smoke risk to residents.

Around 60 firefighters and 8 engines are battling a fire at a waste recycling centre in Brentford.

Approximately 50 tonnes of refuse is alight at the site on Transport Avenue.

It’s causing a low level plume of smoke and residents living nearby are advised to keep their doors and windows closed throughout the night as a precaution.

The brigade was called at 10.15 last night.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Police want help with collision in Reigate.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Reigate left a man with serious injuries.

The incident happened last evening around 7.50 pm on the A217 at Gatton Bottom.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Surrey police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 am  

Friday, 3 August 2018

Police are searching for a missing man from Croydon



Ibrahim Trawally was last seen boarding a train from Thornton Heath Station at 11am this morning.

He is black, of large build, and was wearing a white t-shirt and grey shorts with no shoes.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

Chelsea boss unsure if Thibaut Courtois will remain at the club

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri doesn't know if Thibaut Courtois will still be at the club when the transfer window closes next week.

The Belgium goalkeeper's been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

But Sarri says other factors will determine his future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner speaks out over traveller sites

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner says criminality around unauthorised traveller sites must be dealt with “swiftly but fairly”.

The warning comes after multiple encampments in recent weeks in areas including Cobham, Chertsey, Epsom, and Englefield Green.

David Munro has written to all MPs and Council Leaders in the county requesting transit sites with proper facilities.

He says it will ease the pressure on both travellers and settled communities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm  

RNLI crews called to Kingston

It’s after a vulnerable person was spotted on Kingston Bridge at lunchtime.

Crews stood down and after Met Police officers arrived on scene.

No injuries were reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A sex offender has been jailed after trying to climb into an 18-year-old's window in Sunbury

A man who tried to climb through a teenager’s bedroom window in Sunbury with the intention of assaulting her has been jailed for 22 months.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Police are searching for a man after a serious assault in Thornton Heath that left a man with two teeth missing



Police were called to Brigstock Road at 8pm on 5th November 2017 following reports of an attack.

The 53-year-old victim had confronted the suspect and one other man after they had taken bottles of alcohol from a shop without paying.

The suspect is a white male, over 6ft tall and of medium build. He was wearing a grey jumper and has short dark hair.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Travellers at Cobham Rec have been moved on

A group of travellers has been moved on from Cobham Rec after more than a week of warnings.

Reports suggest Surrey Police forced them to leave this afternoon (03/08/2018).

However, it’s thought the same group has now set up in Claygate.

MPs are calling on the police and councils to use their full powers to stop traveller encampments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after two pedestrians died when they were hit by a car near Ascot Racecourse late last night

The 48 year old from Twickenham and 61 year old from Milton Keynes were killed as they crossed London Road.

The teenager been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

Police are appealing for drivers with dashcam footage to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Harlequins have signed 28 year old Paul Lasike from Utah Warriors

Lasike has been capped six times for the USA Eagles.

Lasike was instrumental in the USA’s first victory over a major rugby nation in a 30-29 result over Scotland thanks to his powerful defence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of German International, Max Mayer for a three year deal

The midfielder moved on a free transfer and is the Eagle’s third signing this Summer on the back of Vicente Guaita and Cheikhou Kouyate.

The 22 year old has scored 22 goals and 24 assists for the German side across 192 appearances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he's focused on using Willian as part of his squad and not on transfer speculation

Barcelona had several bids rejected for the Brazilian winger, while Manchester United are among the clubs to be linked with him.

Sarri says he seems happy enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

The youngest woman to be convicted of plotting a terror attack in Britain has been jailed for life

18 year old Safaa Boular from Vauxhall will serve at least 13 years in prison.

Her mum and older sister have already been jailed for the plot which they hid using coded conversations about preparing for an Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatter's tea party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police have put up a reward of £20,000 two years after a man was stabbed to death on an estate in Clapham



35 year old Mohammed Hassan, known as Bashir, died after being attacked near Shepard House on the Winstanley Estate.

The reward is available for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mohammed's murder.

Officers say they remain determined to catch those responsible, despite a number of arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police have traced a Ride London cyclist wanted for questioning after a marshal was injured during the Leatherhead leg of the race

The accident happened just after 11am in Epsom Road at a crossing point near the junction with The Crescent.

A female rider collided with the marshal who suffered serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

A 54 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 21 year old woman at a Christian festival in Hampshire

The Focus event at Somerley Estate in Bournemouth is a 5 day event hosted by Holy Trinity Brompton Church in Fulham.

It’s been running since 1992.

The incident is said to have taken place between 1.30am and 2am on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A fire fighter has told the Grenfell inquiry that he had to lie to a woman who was trapped

Christopher Batcheldor, who is based at Fulham fire station, had to keep up the pretence that crews would reach Zainab Deen.

She was trapped on the 14th floor with her two-year-old son.

Midway through the phone call with her, he learnt crews could not get past the 12th floor, and the pair died.

Mr Batcheldor broke down as he relived the call, and the inquiry continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Police are asking the public to help identify a man in connection with a burglary that took place in Hinchely Wood.


Police are asking the public to help identify a man in connection with a burglary in Hinchely Wood.

Expensive jewellery was stolen from a house near Claygate Lane on Wednesday the 18th of July just before 1.30pm

A Silver Saab 93 was seen driving away and is believed to have been heading to Berkshire via Woking.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS trust is reminding people to stay safe when outside and enjoying the warm weather.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS trust is reminding people to stay safe when outside and enjoying the warm weather.

People attending outdoor events this weekend like festivals should consider how harmful high temperatures can be.

Drink plenty of water and keep a lookout for signs of health related illnesses like heat heatstroke are just some tips being given to residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Missing West Molesley boy has been found

Police are pleased to confirm that the missing boy from West Molesey has now been found.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

A man's been charged with fraudulently getting hold of money meant for Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved families.

A man's been charged with fraudulently getting hold of money meant for Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved families.

Antonio Gouveia is due in court later accused of two counts of fraud by false representation.

It's claimed the 33 year-old wasn't involved in the disaster last summer, and didn't have any family members who were either.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

The UK Boarder Force discovered missile warhead components at Heathrow yesterday.

The UK Border Force discovered missile warhead components at Heathrow yesterday.

It’s thought they were to be sent to Iran for use in the Iranian oil industry, but the shipment has now been halted.

Monique Wrench, the UK Boarder Forces Deputy director at Heathrow told the Evening Standard that they’ve been confiscated.

HM Revenue and Customs has now taken over the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

Residents of Richmond are being urged to go online and use a tape measure and scales to find out if they are at risk of developing diabetes.

Residents of Richmond are being urged to go online and use a tape measure and scales to find out if they are at risk of developing diabetes.

345 people a year are diagnosed in Richmond and there is already an estimated 11,825 local people living with diabetes.

Richmond Council and NHS Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a new online tool to help people find out if they are at risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Sutton’s MP Paul Scully says more needs to be done by the council to remove travellers.

Sutton’s MP Paul Scully says more needs to be done by the council to remove travellers.

A group who set up in Fairlands Park in North Cheam last week are still there despite being issued with a court order on Monday.

Mr Scully says the council isn’t making use of all the powers available to it, and they should use so called Section 61 Powers.

Sutton Council says Section 61 is only available to the police, whom it’s working with.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Chiswick and Teddington RNLI ready for Thames incidents

We’re being warned to resist the urge to go swimming in the Thames as the temperatures begin to soar again.

Chiswick and Teddington RNLI teams are receiving approximately 8 call outs a day to people in trouble on the river.

The charity says it can be tempting to wade in to cool off.

But even in hot weather, the fast moving current, the cold temperature and rubbish underneath the surface can all prove


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am  

Thursday, 2 August 2018

The MP for Epsom and Ewell has hit back at plans to build houses on hospital land

Epsom’s MP says the need for more homes does not justify selling off much needed hospital land

Chris Grayling has written to residents claiming he has not been consulted on plans to build 195 houses and flats on the Rowan House site.

Mr Grayling claims chief exec Daniel Elekeles gave him a written promise not to sell off any land until the hospital’s long term future is resolved.

He says this promise has been broken.

The Epsom MP, who says he’s hugely frustrated, says he understands money needs to be spent on the site.

But the danger is that once a sale of land takes place, this will remove all future options that can’t be reversed.

The next trust board meeting takes place next Friday, the 10th, at 9.30am at the hospital.

We’ve approached the hospital for a statement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Man arrested on suspicion of knifepoint robbery in Weybridge

A shopkeeper has been threatened with a knife during a robbery in Weybridge.

Police were called to the store at 7.40 this morning.

A 23 year old man was tracked down with the help of the public and arrested on suspicion of armed robbery 40 minutes later.

He was also arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and for public order offences for other offences committed earlier in the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Crystal Palace have signed German midfielder Max Meyer

He's joined on a free transfer after leaving Schalke.

Meyer's won four caps for Germany, but didn't go to this summer's World Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

A former detective says he knows who killed Jill Dando

A former detective has told This Morning viewers he knows who killed TV presenter Jill Dando.

The 37 year old’s murder on her doorstep in Fulham in 1999 is still one of the UK’s biggest unsolved crimes.

58 year old Barry George was jailed in 2001 for eight years for her murder but later acquitted of the crime and released.

Former detective Mark Williams-Thomas says he knows the name of the hit-man hired to kill Ms Dando and plans to expose him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Three men convicted of setting a car alight used in a murder in Battersea

Three men have been convicted of setting a car alight that was used in the murder of 21-year-old Malachi Brooks in Battersea last year.

27-year-old Abdul Popatpotra of Totterdown Street in Tooting was found guilty of arson and not guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Ashrafur Rahman, 23, pleaded guilty to arson and perverting the course of justice.

Another man Joel Preddie, who’s 20, of Chantry Way in Mitcham was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

All three men will be sentenced at the same court next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

Indefinite hospital order given to the man who killed his grandmother in Mitcham

A mentally ill man who killed his grandmother in Mitcham last year has been handed an indefinite hospital order.

21 year old Kordian Filmanowicz attacked 62 year old Ilona Czuper in her garden in Edgehill Road last July.

He had been released from a psychiatric hospital just 8 weeks earlier.

He admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Over 500 people presented to Epsom and St Helier’s A&E departments on a single day last month

July the 16th was the trust’s busiest day since data collection began in 2005.

NHS bosses are warning people to take extra care in the extreme heat.

They’re assuring the public they have put in extra steps to deal with the increase in patients.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Talks to avoid further strike action on South Western Railway have broken down

This means a fourth 24 hour strike will go ahead on Saturday.

The company said talks over the role of guards with the RMT union failed to reach a resolution.

An SWR statement said the union had failed to accept the same terms agreed on another franchise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Crystal Palace have signed Cheikhou Kouyate from fellow Premier League side West Ham

The Senegal international moves to Selhurst Park on a four-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder scored 12 goals in 129 top flight appearances for West Ham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

People in Tolworth are criticising a developer’s plans to commemorate the historic Toby Jug

The pub was home to David Bowie’s first gig as Ziggy Stardust in 1972.

Developer Meyer Bergman says it would be happy to consider something to recognise the site’s significance.

But some say they are just placating people who wanted the site preserved and who are against the plan to build 950 homes, which has been rubber stamped by Kingston Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Kingston Hospital defends Brexit documents

Kingston Hospital says it has seen a “definite” impact on its workforce since the EU referendum.

Bosses have been defending two new documents which have been seen by The Daily Mirror under a Freedom of Information request.

The documents lay bare a number of warnings about how Brexit will negatively impact on the trust.

The hospital claims it has already experienced issues recruiting and retaining EU staff ahead of our leave date next March.

A statement issued to us did however say that any risks identified in the publications are “only possibilities and not definite.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are no closer to understanding what happened to a young mother found dead outside her family’s Pizzeria in Hanwell

24 year old Lilia Djairine was discovered in the street two weeks ago.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as hanging, and officers are treating her death as unexplained.

A man, arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

The forensic investigation of Grenfell Tower is complete

The Met Police says it has everything it needs from the devastated block in North Kensington so it's no longer required as a crime scene.

An independent team will continue to be in charge of all aspects of the site's management, such as security and health and safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

New leisure centre may not be in Staines after all

Spelthorne Council has decided to go back to the drawing board on its plans for a new leisure centre.

The council has faced opposition from residents after it announced its proposed location of Staines Park.

Residents recently took part in a consultation on the plans.

Council leader Ian Harvey believes nothing is decided but has told his project team to look at other alternatives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

It looks like House of Fraser will definitely be leaving Epsom

Last ditch talks to save the troubled retailer appear to have failed.

Chinese firm C.banner, which owns Hamley’s, had planned to take over the chain and invest £70 million in it.

But it’s believed it has pulled out.

Epsom Council had been hopeful of a deal which would allow the store to stay open, as it employs a number of residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Brexit will "break the NHS" according to Kingston Hospital

That’s the stark warning from Kingston Hospital bosses, who have written documents lamenting our exit from the EU.

One of the warnings in the report says vital equipment “may become less accessible” and computer systems could face glitches because of “IT servers based in the EU”

The Daily Mirror obtained the information under a Freedom of Information request.

The two dossiers, both titled “Brexit Risks,” are dated March the 14th and July the 4th of this year.

They were prepared by Kingston Hospital’s corporate services director Susan Simpson.

Kingston Hospital has released this statement.

“As a responsible employer and operating business we regularly undertake assessments on potential risks identified by our senior leadership, and Brexit is one of those reviews of a potential set of risks. We have highlighted areas that could be affected and are working up various contingency options – based on a variety of Brexit outcomes – which are still very fluid and undefined.

Therefore, any potential risks identified are only possibilities and not definite, and are only appropriate to our Trust, as are any specific solutions.

We can say that to date there has been a definite impact on our workforce where we have already experienced issues with regards to recruitment from the EU and retention with our existing EU staff members. However, we have implemented specific plans to support these very important members of our team and help them to continue deliver the vital care they give our patients. We are pleased to say that these measures have already resulted in a recent stabilisation in numbers of EU staff.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Residents have welcomed the new look Mitcham Fair Green which has been transformed with joint funding from the Mayor, TfL and Merton Council.

Residents have welcomed the new look Mitcham Fair Green which has been transformed with joint funding from the Mayor, TfL and Merton Council.

The historic London Road has been re-opened for buses and cyclists making it easier for residents to reach the town centre and support local businesses.

The restoration of Mitcham’s much loved clock tower is one of the most iconic aspects of the project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Richmond council is seeking resident’s views on their updated policy towards gambling.

Richmond council is seeking resident’s views on their updated policy towards gambling.

Chair of the Regulatory Committee of Richmond, Helen Lee-Parsons says

“It is important that the Council, as the licensing authority, keeps its policies in line with the current national legislation and legal frameworks on gambling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

David Bowie’s first ever gig as Ziggy Stardust took place in a pub next to the A3 in Tolworth in 1972.

We all know David Bowie’s first ever gig as Ziggy Stardust took place in a pub next to the A3 in Tolworth in 1972.

Now, the historic event held in the Toby Jug pub could now be commemorated as part of plans to build 950 new homes on the site.

The developer who recently got permission for the development has said it will consider a tribute as part of its plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Leader of the Lib Dems and MP for Twickenham Sir Vince Cable believes the campaign for a second referendum is gaining momentum.

Leader of the Lib Dems and MP for Twickenham Sir Vince Cable believes the campaign for a second referendum is gaining momentum.

This comes after political and non-political figures joined The Independent in calling for a public vote.

Cable says how “Russian state involvement” has undermined the result of the original democratic referendum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

A postman turned boxer from Epsom will fight his 3rd professional fight later this year.


21 year old Daniel Morley has been an amateur boxer since he was 14 and after just 2 years he won his first fight in the welterweight division.

He says how he learnt the sport as a means of self-defence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

A number of parents are taking legal action against Surrey County Council’s decision to close Ripley CofE Primary School.

A number of parents are taking legal action against Surrey County Council’s decision to close Ripley CofE Primary School.

The authority shut the doors at the end of term, forcing pupils to find other schools from next month.

But dad Alistair Gerrard says Surrey didn’t consider all of the alternatives before closing it.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Residents have welcomed the new look Mitcham Fair Green which has been transformed with joint funding from the Mayor, TfL and Merton Council.

Residents have welcomed the new look Mitcham Fair Green which has been transformed with joint funding from the Mayor, TfL and Merton Council.

The historic London Road has been re-opened for buses and cyclists making it easier for residents to reach the town centre and support local businesses.

The restoration of Mitcham’s much loved clock tower is one of the most iconic aspects of the project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

International Champions Cup: Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties

In International Champions Cup action last night Arsenal snatched a 6-5 penalty kick win over Chelsea in Dublin.

A goal in stoppage time by Gunner Alexandre Lacazette meant the game finished 1-all in regulation time.

Fulham suffered a 1-nil loss to Serie A side Sampdoria at Aldershot Town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A man has gone missing recently from the Mitcham area.

Police are concerned for the welfare of Derek Thomas.

It is thought that he is wearing a black tracksuit top and blue jeans. He is around 6ft tall and of slim build.

If seen please contact police on 999

A picture of Derek is on Jackie News Twitter
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Wandsworth Council is making changes outside two primary schools in Earlsfield

Wandsworth Council is making changes outside two primary schools in Earlsfield to improve road safety.

They’re spending around £22,000 installing and renovating zebra crossings outside Beatrix Potter and Earlsfield schools.

They say it will reduce speeds and deter illegal parking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

The Shadow Chancellor is considering a universal basic income in Labour’s next manifesto

Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell told the independent that it was “worth a try”.

It’s been trialled in both Finland and Canada.

It’s part of a review at the party’s top level into the welfare state, which will be published in the autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

Grenfell Tower will be the responsibility of the government after the Metropolitan Police releases the site as a crime scene in the coming days

Kensington and Chelsea council will continue to be its legal owners - but will have no role its management.

Survivors and victims' relatives say they're "relieved" ministers have listened - as they didn't want the local authority to have any further involvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A Kensington and Chelsea police officer has been served a final written warning after not paying for a train ticket

In September, PC Giogos Gkionis showed his warrant card to staff at Wimbledon station, claiming it permitted him to travel.

He then failed to inform his line manager he was subject to a criminal investigation.

It was decided he breached the Met’s code of conduct on “honesty and integrity”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

The MP for Tooting is liasing with police after a fight yesterday evening in Wandsworth

Police were called at 11pm to Hawthorn Crescent, to reports of two men being assaulted.

They’d left by the time police arrived, but were later found at hospital.

A 19 year old man had a stab wound to the neck, and an 18 year old had a gunshot wound to his leg.

There have been no arrests so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

A man who was wanted for burglaries across London has been caught

The 39 year old was spotted yesterday evening in Brent, and was pursued by both helicopters and dogs.

He was caught in a back garden after a tip off from a local resident.

Police were applauded as they arrested the man.

He’s currently accused of seven burglaries, including one in Hammersmith and Fulham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Flybe the airline says it is considering a route to Jersey in light of the Heathrow expansion plans.

Flybe says it is considering a route to Jersey in light of the Heathrow expansion plans.

The airline is currently seeking clarity from the UK government about air travel after the country leaves the European Union as nearly three quarters of its business is domestic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

A new campaign has been launched in Croydon which is encouraging families with young children to get online.

A new campaign has been launched in Croydon which is encouraging families with young children to get online.

Best Start Digital Zones will start tomorrow at Croydon central library and continue until the end of the month.

It will allow parents and carers to drop in for one to one sessions about how to improve families’ computer skills and learn how to stay safe online.

The pilot is expected to expand to another 3 libraries in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

People living on Kingston’s Cambridge Estate are to be balloted over its regeneration.

People living on Kingston’s Cambridge Estate are to be balloted over its regeneration.

The council has become one of the first authorities in London to offer residents a say.

It’s planning on building around 2,000 new homes on the tower block site over the next 10 years.

The voluntary ballot will be binding and will only take place once there are concrete plans and designs in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Tony, the Father of snowboarder Ellie Soutter has spoken to the BBC in light of his daughter’s death.

Tony, the Father of snowboarder Ellie Soutter from Oxted has spoken to the BBC in light of his daughter’s death.

He believes she could have been struggling with the pressure of competing in high-level sport.

Mr Soutter told BBC South East he had lost his best friend and his rock.

UK Sport said it was working with partners to provide appropriate support for athletes.

A fundraiser has been set up in Ellie’s name.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

Conservative Campaign Headquarters attempted to latch onto the Love Island fanbase by releasing a number of Love Island-themed water bottles with Conservative attack lines.

Conservative Campaign Headquarters attempted to latch onto the Love Island fanbase by releasing a number of Love Island-themed water bottles with Conservative attack lines.

The Spectator says how the Transport Secretary and MP for Epsom Chris Grayling was particularly thrilled to discover the water bottles.

As a visitor to the Transport Secretary’s office this month said how his members of staff were all trying to beat the heatwave by fashioning them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

People in Wandsworth have been sent a form asking them to check that the information held on the electoral register is correct.

People in Wandsworth have been sent a form asking them to check that the information held on the electoral register is correct.

It’s part of the council’s annual voter registration canvass to make sure the electoral register is as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

It will also ensure that anyone who has only recently moved or anyone who reached voting age can be included on the latest register.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Merton Council is now to ban BBQs in open spaces on the advice of London Fire Brigade.

Merton Council is now to ban BBQs in open spaces on the advice of London Fire Brigade.

We’ve been reporting how many councils across London are doing so in the wake of a number of grassfires in the hot weather.

Fire-fighters have already attended six times as many large grass fires than the total number attended during the whole of last year.

Barbeques are one of the core causes of grass blazes along with smouldering cigarettes and glass bottles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Find out about a documentary being aired tonight about a serial killer from Hammersmith.

BBC4 will air a documentary about light heavyweight boxing champion Freddie Mills tonight.

His career came to a sudden end when he was shot dead in his car parked behind his nightclub in 1965.

The coroner ruled his death as suicide.

It’s claimed he was about to be exposed as the serial killer known as “Jack the Stripper” responsible for the Hammersmith Nude Murders.

His family strongly refutes this.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Two lecturers from The American International University of Richmond have set a new world record for canoeing.

Mark Horne and Dominic Alessio have raised more than £800
for You Touch Africa.

That’s a charity that funds education projects in Tanzania.

The pair made the 125-mile journey along a stretch of the Thames in 81 hours and 52 minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am  

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Kingston is London’s safest borough

That’s according to data released by the Met Police which showed that it had the least number of criminal offences in the past year.

Only 236 robberies were reported in the borough compared to 2,796 in Westminster.

Sutton, Richmond and Merton also ranked low when it came to offences such as murder and sexual assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 pm  

People living around Clapham Common are to be asked if they want a massive Christmas festival staged there this year

Winterville would run from November the 15th to December the 23rd.

It would encompass 9 hectares and include an ice rink, fairground, and bars for up to 5,000 people.

Lambeth Council says it wants to hear residents’ views before it decides on the application.

People living there have been consulted before on the SW4 Festival, after claims the summer time event was too noisy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

Families in Earlsfield are being reminded to have their say on the future of Garratt Park

Wandsworth Council wants to make a number of leisure and sports improvements to the green space.

The authority wants to hear residents’ views about how they’d like it changed.

The pocket park could see upgrades to its existing playground and ball games area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm  

A man has been jailed for throwing a corrosive substance at a teenager in Kingston



Donell Wilkins was found guilty of spraying the victim with the substance following a dispute in Fife Road last July.

The 17-year-old victim was rushed to hospital where he was treated for burns to his face and eye.

Wilkins has been sentenced to six years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Boris Becker has been spotted talking to police outside his house on Wimbledon Common for the second time in a month

The former tennis champ shares the property with his estranged wife Lilly.

The Daily Mail has published the pictures.

It is believed Mrs Becker was unable to gain access to the house and there was a domestic dispute to which officers were called.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm  

80 suspected drug dealers have been arrested across Hammersmith and Fulham

Operation Puglia was aimed at tackling drug dealers who are exploiting vulnerable young people through organised crime.

The raids last week targeted dangerous criminal gangs who were using teenagers to move and sell drugs across county lines.

70 of those arrested were charged with 296 drug-related offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm  

Surrey Police has praised the power of social media after more than 170,000 people viewed an appeal on Facebook

The force launched a manhunt to find Johnny Brazil, who was wanted in connection with a number of burglaries.

The 26 year old from Epsom was arrested this morning in Leeds.

A spokesman says this shows the power of social media in modern policing, and the role the public can play in supporting investigations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Andy Murray's set-up an all-British clash with Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Washington Open tennis

The former Wimbledon champ,who lives in Oxshott, continued his return from a hip injury by beating Mackenzie McDonald in his opening match coming back from a set down.

The former world number one triumphed 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Murray hopes to compete in two more events ahead of the US Open next month and has signed up to play at the China Open in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chelsea Women's manager Emma Hayes says she learnt what was important in life after a traumatic event followed a domestic double last season

The FA Cup and Women's Super League success came ahead of losing one of the twins she was expecting.

Hayes has been shortlisted for the FIFA Best Women's Coach award.

She exclusively tells Sky Sports News, she kept her personal struggles secret until the final games of the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Youngsters who took part in the Surrey Youth Games will receive their awards tonight

383 young people took part in the events, including children with disabilities.

The Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Neil Dallen, will be presenting the awards at 6 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Taylor Wimpey has put aside £30 million to replace flammable cladding on its developments

The house builder says it is the "morally right thing to do" following last year's Grenfell Tower disaster.

It says it's supporting customers financially and practically with removing cladding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

A court’s heard how a mentally ill man stabbed his grandmother to death in a "frenzied" attack after being released from a psychiatric unit

21 year old Kordian Filmaowicz has paranoid schizophrenia.

He killed his grandmother Ilona Czuper in her garden in Mitcham in July last year.

He’s already admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He’s been remanded in custody until Thursday while a hospital order is considered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

People in Croydon are being urged to protect themselves against Malaria when they head abroad this summer

In south London, there were 450 cases reported last year; that’s a 14% increase on the previous year.

Those travelling to Africa and Asia are at particular risk from the disease which is transmitted via mosquito bites.

Anti-malarial tablets are issued by GPs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

A man from Whitton has become the first to undergo pioneering prostate treatment at the West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth

68 year old David Billimore began researching UroLift when he started experiencing a debilitating need to use the loo constantly.

He had the treatment, which is usually reserved for much younger men with enlarged prostates, under local anaesthetic last month.

David says no man should feel embarrassed about asking their doctor for help.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A manhunt is over in Woking



Johnny Brazil, who was wanted in connection with the death of an 84 year old, has been arrested.

The 26-year-old from Epsom was wanted in connection with two robberies and three burglaries.

Joyce Burgess, who was robbed at her home in Loop Road on July the 7th, passed away in hospital three days later.

Brazil was arrested in the Leeds area this morning and is being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Chelsea appear to have missed out on one of their summer transfer targets

It's understood Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has agreed to move to fellow Italian side AC Milan on loan.

The Argentina international's been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Sutton Council is the latest authority to ban barbecues in its parks and open spaces

It follows a plea by London Fire Brigade.

So far this year, fire fighters have tackled six times as many large grass fires than the total number attended last year.

The brigade is asking all London councils to impose a temporary ban on barbecuing in open spaces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

People across Surrey are being encouraged to open their gardens up to hedgehogs.

People across Surrey are being encouraged to open their gardens up to hedgehogs.

They’re being asked to create a “hedgehog house” by Battersea based charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species.

It’s estimated the UK has lost around 30% of its hedgehog population since 2002.

A “hedgehog house” should be insulated from cold and heat, be filled with dead or dry leaves and have sufficient ventilation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Former captain of Surrey Gareth Batty has been given a player-coach role at the club.

Former captain of Surrey Gareth Batty has been given a player-coach role at the club.

The 40 year old off-spinner has only played white-ball matches for the county this season and was due to be out of contract at the end of the summer.

He will now become an assistant coach's role at The Oval but will still be available across all formats.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A portrait done by David Cobley from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters of the Baroness Hale of Richmond has faced scrutiny, the Times has revealed.



A portrait done by David Cobley from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters of the Baroness Hale of Richmond has faced scrutiny, the Times has revealed.

This is because her smiling face suggests she is not treating her role respectfully.

The artist said how he had found Lady Hale “charming, smiley and pleasant” which was why he drew her with such an expression.

Art Historian Richard Cork has defended the portrait saying “there is nothing brutal about the portrait.

He focuses on her smiling humanity and warmth”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

400,000 homes which house around 920,000 people are expected to get a payout over Heathrow’s third runway.

400,000 homes which house around 920,000 people are expected to get a payout over Heathrow’s third runway.

The compensation residents are expected to receive will be due to the noise they will suffer during the construction.

A group of 5 local authorities backed by Greenpeace and Sadiq Khan is expected to table its own judicial review this week.

The 2 mile long runway which will be built by 2026 is expected to increase the maximum number of flights from 480 thousand to 740 thousand a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

People in Hounslow suffering from substance abuse including alcohol, cocaine and cannabis will now be able to access support.

People in Hounslow suffering from substance abuse including alcohol, cocaine and cannabis will now be able to access support.

Following a successful bid, NHS Foundation Trust and phoenix Futures will team up to provide a new service for addicts.

“Addiction Recovery” will be funded by Hounslow council and replace and build on the current service I HEAR.

It will continue to offer a free, confidential and non-judgemental service for those who live in or are registered with a GP in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

"Kingston Pound" encouraging local shopping

More companies are signing up for the “Kingston Pound.”

The aim of the currency, which is unique to the borough, is to bring more business to independent traders.

The organisers say it encourages people to “shop local” and is helping to save the high street.

It’s estimated that £1 is the equivalent to £1.30 being spent in Kingston Pounds in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Report says Lambeth has lowest pollution removal by vegeation

Official figures have revealed that trees plants and grass save the country around £1 billion a year in medical costs.

According to the Office for National Statistics large amounts of air pollutants were removed by vegetation or “green lungs” in 2015.

But there was a warning that London has some of the worst performing local authorities in the country with Lambeth registering the lowest amount of pollution removed by vegetation.

Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea were among the boroughs at the bottom of the national league table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Monday, 30 July 2018

Croydon’s Affordable Homes scheme could be about to spend £30 million on buying up more properties

The aim is to offer residents in the borough flats or houses that cost no more that 65% of the average market rent.

This means a two-bedroom flat that usually costs £1,380 per month is instead rented out at the Local Housing Allowance of £900.

The independent charity is nearing its 100th purchase since last July and is expecting 18 more by October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 pm  

People in a part of New Malden say moped noise is becoming unbearable

Residents in the Groves claim a number of riders are treating the roads like a “racetrack.”

They’ve reported hearing the riders, who are all dressed in dark clothing, riding up and down the streets at all times including the early hours.

This kind of behaviour is classified as anti-social by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Surrey Police has published a list of “safe havens” for youngsters aged 10 to 18 struggling with mental health issues

They are places that they can go to talk, or for help and advice.

Youngsters can go and talk about anything from exam pressures to friendship worries.

Another three havens will open this year in Epsom, Staines and Redhill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 pm  

Police are trying to trace a cyclist after a collision with a RideLondon marshal during yesterday’s race through Leatherhead

It happened just after 11am on Epsom Road at a crossing point near the junction with The Crescent.

A female rider collided with the marshal who suffered serious injuries.

She was taken to hospital, where she remains in a stable but serious condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

The race is on to reunite a Kingston University student with her lost graduation certificate

Sharon Barrett from County Durham attended her graduation ceremony with the rest of her peers last Wednesday.

However, she realised the certificate was missing as she left the market place following the celebrations.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen it is asked to contact the University.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

An 8 week old puppy has been dumped in a cemetery in Hanwell

Mia, a crossbreed with what appears to be a blue-tinted coat, was found by a member of the public last week.

She was dumped in a box with a short note explaining she hasn’t yet had her vaccinations.

Blue coat dogs can sell for up to £3,000.

She’s being cared for at the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Travellers have left their unauthorised encampment in Row Town

Runnymede Borough Council obtained the court order to move them this morning.

Before the officers arrived, the Walton Leigh Recreation Ground was already almost empty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A Welsh choir's welcomed Geraint Thomas back to the UK after the Team Sky rider won his first Tour de France title

Hundreds of people gathered at Sky's HQ in Osterley for a homecoming.

Thomas says the reaction has been crazy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

They wanted Tour de France, but they got Tour de Surrey instead

People have been taking to Twitter to moan about the BBC’s lack of coverage of the historic French race yesterday.

The corporation had exclusive rights to Ride London Surrey 100, so decided to show that event on BBC1.

ITV aired the 105th edition of the Tour de France which was won by Geraint Thomas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Joe Wicks has shared his joy at becoming a dad for the first time

The personal trainer, known as The Body Coach , announced the arrival of his baby daughter with partner Rosie in a post on Instagram.

The TV star from Surbiton has thanked people who've sent well wishes along with the hashtag 'the baby coach'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Hounslow Council’s leader has thanked the emergency services following Saturday’s allotment fire

Two hectares of allotments and outbuildings have either been destroyed or damaged by the blaze.

London Fire Brigade is asking councils to impose a temporary ban on barbecues in open areas to help stop grassfires.

88% of people who have so far taken part in a survey by the LFB on Twitter agree with them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

A man's died after suffering a heart attack during the Ride London Surrey 100 cycling event

The 69-year-old collapsed at the 56-mile mark in Cranleigh yesterday.

He was treated by other riders and medical staff.

His wife Deborah says he was a "much loved husband, father and grandfather" and died doing what he loved.

He'd been raising money for Macmillan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Andy Murray returns to action at the Washington Open tennis overnight

The former Wimbledon champ from Oxshott continues his comeback from injury with a first round clash against American Mackenzie McDonald.

The former British number one is now ranked outside the world's top 800 after recovering from hip surgery.

But Murray tells Sky Sports News, there's one positive way to look at that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has been blamed by his former aide for ‘outright abuse of power’, according to the Daily Mail.

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has been blamed by his former aide for ‘outright abuse of power’, according to the Daily Mail.

21 year old Rebecca Tott was sacked by Raab for using a sugar daddy website and informing another partner she knew ‘everything’ about the former housing minister.

Raab, who is the MP for Esher and Walton, was appointed Brexit secretary the same day Tott was found guilty of bringing the government into disrepute on July 9.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

The boss of British Airways owner International Airlines Group says he's "optimistic" over a legal challenge to the European Commission to end crippling strikes in France.

The boss of British Airways owner International Airlines Group says he's "optimistic" over a legal challenge to the European Commission to end crippling strikes in France.

Willie Walsh has warned over long-term disruptions for passengers if it doesn’t succeed.

A number of airlines argue the walkouts breach the "fundamental principle of freedom of movement within the EU".

Tens of thousands of flights have been cancelled so far this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Doncaster, Exeter and Newcastle airports are ranked the top three in the UK despite them being regional, new survey reveals.

Doncaster, Exeter and Newcastle airports are ranked the top three in the UK despite them being regional, new survey reveals.

More than 9,500 travellers looked at the range of shops, queueing and pet hates at airports.

Major airports Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick were rated the lowest for the cost of food and parking.

Iona Stewart-Richardson has spoken to Sean Tipton from ABTA.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Sir Vince Cable MP for Twickenham and Lib Dem leader holds secret talks

The Lib Dems are holding "secret talks" concerning a new party leader with "celebrity appeal"

Henry Riley reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Sutton Challengers' batsmen turn on the style

Sutton Challengers’ batsmen were in fine form in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division as Deepak Rajurkar, 185, and Sai Eleswarapu, 132, paved the way for their team’s massive 328 run win over Bec old Boys.

Scores: Sutton Challengers 426 for 6: Bec Old Boys 98.

In Division One London Gymkhana maintained top spot after a two wicket win over Wimbledon Corinthians in Raynes Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Britain's Mark Cavendish failed to finish in the top 10 of cycling's RideLondon Classic

He was never in contention during the bunch sprint down the Mall.

Germany's Pascal Akermann won, with Italian duo Elia Viviani and Giacomo Nizzolo second and third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 pm  

Update on Stanley Road fire in Hounslow

The cause of a fire in Hounslow, which led to 50 people being evacuated from their homes, is under investigation.

The blaze broke out at an allotment in Stanley Road at around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

About two hectares of vegetation and sheds were damaged by the fire.

A nearby builders' warehouse was also damaged in the blaze .

Fire crews removed 24 gas cylinders and cooled them to ambient temperature as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 pm  

Ride London Update

Thousands of cyclists battled rain and wind today to take to the streets of London and Surrey for RideLondon.

The cycling festival saw more than 30,000 amateur riders take on various rides with nearly 150,000 professionals racing in the Classic.

Among the elite riders today included Mark Cavendish, the 33-year-old has 146 professional victories to his name including 48 Grand Tour wins and the 2011 World Championships title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Investigations ongoing following a stabbing in Ewell

Investigations are continuing after a stabbing in Ewell on Thursday night.

A man was attacked after getting into an altercation with four men in Gadesden Road.

The four suspects are described as white, and were wearing dark clothing and face coverings.

The victim, who was stabbed in the back, is believed to be making a good recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

Home Office apologises after mother accidently receives 31 passports in the post

A mother in South West London has been left confused after the Home Office accidently sent her the passports of 31 complete strangers.

Keira Craig and her husband, Ryan, had applied to renew their passports earlier last month before receiving private information relating to other people.

She commented that it was a ‘total invasion of people’s privacy’.

The Home Office has since apologised to Keira for any inconvenience caused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has indicated that Alvaro Morata does have a future at the club

The club record signing - who joined for £70 million from Real Madrid last summer - has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea beat Inter Milan on penalties on Saturday night after a 1-all draw in their International Champions Cup game.

Sarri says he was impressed with the striker's contribution.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A mother and her 18 month old son who went missing from Croydon on Friday have now been found

A police appeal was launched when 27-year-old Sara Buder and her child disappeared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

The freecycle cyclists are just starting to go through the finish line in the London-Surrey 100

Meanwhile, the professionals are just starting to sign in for the Classic.

That includes the holder of 146 titles, Mark Cavendish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Thousands are cycling in the Surrey 100 today

In Walton, teams from the event are putting down temporary repairs to potholes.

Surrey council say they inspected the route friday, and say the damage is down to today’s weather.

Local residents are out backing the cyclists too.

Jude Brosnan from the Marine society says she’s around mile 21 with “a track pump and massive umbrella for anyone who needs it”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

A private clinic in Chessington is under fire for misdiagnosing a miscarriage

The Mail on Sunday reports that Window to the Womb told Ben and Susanna Williams that their unborn child had died.

However, a sonographer at Kingston Hospital later told them he had found a heartbeat.

The Williamses say the clinic never suggested they have a second scan to confirm their diagnosis.

The firm has since apologized, saying additional training has been introduced and that it was an “isolated incident”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

LED lighting worth £50,000 is to be installed at several recreation grounds in Epsom and Poole Road in Ewell

The council says it’s continuing to invest in improved facilities to help residents of all ages to be active.

Councillor Eber Kington says the new lighting will “ensure our borough remains welcoming and safe”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Fulham warm-up for new Premier League season in style

There was a mixed bag of results for local teams ahead of next weekend’s start to the new English Football League season.

Wilifred Zaha scored twice as Crystal Palace beat Reading 4-0.

Fulham impressed in a 3-1 win against Spanish side Atletico Bilbao.

Championship team QPR beat German outfit Union Berlin 3-0 while Brentford lost 2-1 to Watford at Griffin Park.

Wimbledon drew nil all at Boreham Wood while Staines registered a 6-3 win over London Colney.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Former McLaren driver, Lewis Hamilton will start on pole in the Hungarian Grand Prix

Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas joined him on the front row during a rain-soaked qualifying, to make a Mercedes one-two.

Woking-based McClaren’s current crop Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne will start 11th and 16th respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

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