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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Chelsea win thriller at Stamford Bridge


Chelsea came out on top in a thrilling London derby with Arsenal in the Premier League.

They won 3-2 at Stamford Bridge with Marcos Alonso's 81st minute goal proving decisive.

Earlier Fulham lost 3-1 to Tottenham at Wembley.

There were also wins for Everton, Bournemouth and Leicester.

West Brom made it back-to-back victories in the Championship in some style.

They thumped QPR 7-1 at the Hawthorns.

In League One Wimbledon and Barnsley remain the only teams in the division yet to concede as they played out a goalless draw.

Sutton drew 2-all at Solihull in the National League while in the South Division Woking won 2-nil at Hemel Hempstead and Hampton & Richmond Borough drew 1-all with Chelmsford at the Jezzards Beveree Stadium.

In Isthmian League action Leatherhead beat Haringey Borough 2-1; Kingstonian drew 1-all at Carshalton while Dorking lost 2-1 to Lewes at the Meadowbank Stadium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Earlsfield bridges to get a makeover

Two railway bridges in Earlsfield are finally going to get a facelift after a long running campaign by Wandsworth Council.

Network Rail has given the go ahead for the bridges over Garratt Lane to be cleaned and repainted in a heritage green colour.

They’ll both have the name of the station to re-create their original Victorian appearance.

The Council is providing £100,000 towards the cost of the refurbishment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm  

Clarendon Primary to be awash with colour after £1,000 mosaic

Pupils at a primary school in Hampton are to have their say on a new £1,000 mosaic for the building’s walls.

Artist Romany Wood-Robinson has been awarded a grant by the Civic Pride fund to awash Clarendon Primary with colour.

The funding will help with materials to create the mosaics and the surrounding gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Croydon Council uses High Court powers to thwart travellers

Croydon Council has been putting its new powers to good use.

Officials have been able to disperse a group of travellers on playing fields off the Purley Way in less than 24 hours.

The authority went to the High Court to secure a three month injunction.

The ruling means it has the power to move camps on without having to secure a court order first, which can sometimes take up to a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Leading Kingston councillor explains why she has resigned

A leading Kingston councillor says the riverside borough didn’t consider all the issues when closing a care home.

Councillor Sharron Sumner, who has resigned from the Liberal Democrat group says it was a poor decision to shut Murray House in Acre Road before the winter.

She’s told Radio Jackie that Kingston council said the home would stay open while residents were still alive there.

Councillor Sumner, who represents Alexandra Ward, has stepped down from the Liberal Democrat group on the council.

Jackie's Henry Riley has found out why.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Hammersmith Academy students have 'done the school proud'

Students who started at Hammersmith Academy when it opened in 2011, have “done the school proud” with their A Level results.

45% achieved grade A* to C with all students passing all subjects.

The school also achieved its first Oxbridge placement.

Subjects where students showed most success included English literature, maths, and media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Carshalton MP throws support behind medicinal cannabis

The MP for Carshalton has thrown his support behind the End Our Pain Campaign.

Tom Brake said the organisation was making ‘great progress’ in making medicinal cannabis accessible to those in need via prescription.

The organisation has recently released a ‘patient’s guide’ to help those wanting to access medicinal cannabis have their voice heard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Epsom residents want High Court injunction to move travellers on

People in Epsom are asking the council to apply for a High Court injunction after travellers once again moved in on the borough.

The likes of Elmbridge and Croydon have already successfully applied for the order.

It means council officials can move travellers on without having to apply to court first.

Residents say recent incursions in Nonsuch Park and Hook Road Arena have left them with a massive clean-up bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Brenford residents not against moves to reduce plastic pollution

A record number of people have engaged with a government review looking at bringing in tax measures to reduce plastic pollution.

Among the ideas in Philip Hammond’s treasury report is the idea of using the tax system to encourage manufacturers to use more recyclable plastic.

These people in Brenford said there wouldn’t be against such an idea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Feltham police officers accused of perverting the course of justice

Three Police Officers from Feltham have been accused of perverting the course of justice.

PCs Max Michel and Shaun Charnock were responding to an emergency when they crashed into a civilian’s car.

The civilian affected suffered minor injuries during the crash which occurred in December 2016.

PC Ryan Francis, an officer on the scene, reported the civilian for driving offences.

All three will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 12th September and are on restricted duties with the Metropolitan Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Chelsea's Sarri excited for Arsenal clash

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri takes charge of his first home Premier League game as Chelsea boss later.

They follow their opening 3-0 victory at Huddersfield, away from home, with the visit of London rivals Arsenal.

Sarri says he can’t wait to get started at Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Kingston 'still safe' despite stabbing

People across Kingston are being reassured it is still a safe borough.

The council has issued a message of support following the fatal stabbing of a man on the Cambridge estate two weekends ago.

It says it knows the murder of Malik Chattun was “upsetting and unsettling.”

But it says Kingston’s knife crime remains low compared to other parts of the capital and regular weapons sweeps are carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Fulham hoping to get their Premier League season on track

In the Premier League Fulham will be hoping to pick up their first point of the season at Wembley today.

The whites, following their disappointing 2-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace, take on Tottenham Hotspur at their temporary home at 3PM.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Sutton cancer Professor has funding cut after bullying allegations

A scientist, formerly from the Institute of Cancer Research, has had £3.5m worth of funding cut after allegations of bullying.

Professor Nazneen Rahman CBE resigned last month after 45 people at the Sutton firm co-signed a letter accusing her of harassment.

She had been given £7.5m by the Wellcome Trust, but they have announced they will terminate or transfer what remains.

The ex-colleagues have welcomed the move, but regret that no disciplinary action was taken against her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

There are reportedly plans to reduce bus services across London

Among the proposed changes is that the number 11 will start from Victoria, rather than Fulham Broadway.

TfL says that the plans are at an early stage, and a consultation is due to take place next month.

Chelsea MP Greg Hands says he will “vigorously” oppose the cuts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

A man has died after a fire in Mitcham yesterday

He was rescued from the ground floor flat on Gale Close last night, but later died in hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A “house sized” slow moving truck is likely going to be causing huge traffic jams along the M25 tomorrow

It will be delivering a new transformer to the National Grid’s substation in West Weybridge.

The journey, which will start in Essex, is expected to take 45 hours, with an average speed of 3.5mph.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Kensington and Chelsea Council offers cycle repair scheme.

If you’re a cyclist, potholes are probably your enemy.

Now, Kensington and Chelsea Council is allowing residents who cycle to use a new repair workshop for free.

They can reserve a space and bike stand for up to an hour to enable them to carry out urgent upgrades to their bike.

Two qualified mechanics will also be on hand to offer advice.

The ‘Fix your own bike scheme’ will run until October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am  

Hammersmith Bridge is to close

Drivers are warned of added congestion this week when Hammersmith Bridge is closed for further repair work.

The bridge will be closed from Monday until Thursday between 7 am and 7 pm.

Pedestrians and cyclists who dismount will still be able to use the bridge. But all road traffic will be diverted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Friday, 17 August 2018

Richmond council crack down on 'Riverside Riviera'

A developer who illegally created a “riverside Riviera” in Hampton has been ordered to pay to have it dismantled.

Richmond Council has recently re-instated a natural river bed.

Over the years, the owner of the land at Hampton Boatyard had allowed floating homes and pontoons to moor.

He’d also decked part of the riverside and potted plants without permission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 pm  

Ed Davey ally on Kingston Council resigns

One of Kingston MP Ed Davey’s key council allies has today issued a damning resignation.

Lucy Mayer explains why

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 pm  

Chelsea attacker can be 'best in the world' says Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s has claimed that Eden Hazard can become the best player in the world.

The Belgian was the subject of ongoing speculation about his future throughout the summer and Sarri admitted that he ‘feared losing him for 20 days’.

Real Madrid, the eventual destination for Chelsea’s goalkeeper Courtois, were frequently linked with Hazard.

Chelsea’s manager said, technically, Hazard was one of the best in Europe at this moment in time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

Pirate-themed playground opens in Leatherhead


A new pirate-themed playground has been officially opened today.

The space is at Kingston Road Recreation Ground and was opened by the Chairman of Mole Valley District Council Councillor Haque.

Work began on the site in early-July and six weeks later it is now available for use. Councillor David Hawksworth CBE and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing called the development ‘a wonderful example’ of how communities can help shape the areas facilities.

At Kingston Road Recreation Ground a new refurbished skate park is also expected to open in September after work was started in late-July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 pm  

Carshalton MP calls for more action to protect cyclists

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is calling for ‘more to be done’ to ensure cyclists are safe on our roads.

Tom Brake is supporting The London Cycling Campaign who are protesting on Monday at 5:30PM in Russell Square.

The organisation wants to call on London’s Mayor to end inaction and negligence towards the most vulnerable road users.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 pm  

Chelsea set to offer attacker new contract after his loyalty

Chelsea are reportedly set to award Willian with a new contract.

The Brazilian attacker has been praised for his loyalty this summer after being heavily linked with a move to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United as well as Barcelona.

The Blues apparently rejected three offers from the Spanish champions and are looking to extend Willian’s contract beyond the remaining 2 years he has left in a deal worth 120,000 per week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

Chelsea dealt fresh injury blow ahead of key Premier League clash with Arsenal

Chelsea have been dealt a fresh injury blow ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Spanish international Cesc Fabregas has reportedly suffered what is being described as an ‘unusual but not serious injury’ near the playmaker’s knee.

The former Arsenal man will be disappointed to miss the game against his former club especially given the heavy competition for places at Stamford Bridge with N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Danny Drinkwater, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and new signings Jorginho and Kovacic all battling for the central midfield positions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Croydon South MP announces extra government education funding

The MP for Croydon South has announced an £8.9 million funding increase from the government.

The rise of 3.9% was announced by Chris Philp – who pointed out that it was ‘nearly double the rate of inflation’.

After lots of campaigning the Conservative MP also revealed that larger secondary schools would be getting especially large increases. Oasis Coulsdon was confirmed as getting a 16% rise.

Smaller primary schools also had smaller increases and some even received a reduction in funding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Embarrassed Surrey cricketer suffers freak accident

A Surrey cricketer has suffered a freak accident ruling him out of their key T20 blast game this evening.

The right-handed batsman Jason Roy threw his bat in frustration after getting out on Wednesday against Hampshire, only for it to rebound back in his direction causing him injuries.

The England One Day International says he’s ‘extremely embarrassed’.

Surrey need to win this evening to have any chance of making the last 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm  

More homes are needed for Syrian refugees in Richmond

The council is asking landlords to come forward with appropriate properties.

At least two bedrooms are needed and the council will provide one month’s rent in advance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A council tax refund scam is doing the rounds in Richmond

The council says a number of residents have received a telephone call from someone purporting to be from the “Council.”

The fraudster says they are due a refund on their Council Tax as their house has been re-banded and asks for a debit card number.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is confident that Spanish striker Alvaro Morata can be effective for them

The forward has scored just three goals for the club in 2018 after an impressive beginning to his Stamford Bridge career.

Morata started their Premier League opener at Huddersfield and Sarri continues to back him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A British Airways employee who won a landmark legal battle to wear a crucifix at work is going back to court

Nadia Eweida from Twickenham has launched a fresh tribunal claim against the airline for alleged harassment over her whistleblowing.

Nadia, who still works for the airline, won a claim of religious discrimination at the European Court of Human Rights in 2013.

It’s after she was sent home for wearing a silver crucifix in 2006 on the grounds it broke a new employee clothing policy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

There'll be more travel disruption for rail passengers tomorrow as workers on South Western go on strike

The 24 hour walkout will see replacement buses on some routes but no trains whatsoever on parts of the network.

It's in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

Last weekend’s strike was called off at the last minute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An overnight counselling service for Grenfell Tower survivors living in hotels has been reduced

Kensington & Chelsea council has made the decision to cut back on the Hestia service despite 34 affected households still living in hotels.

A council spokesperson said the amount of people using it after 10pm has dropped drastically.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Danny Cipriani won't play in Gloucester's pre-season rugby union game at Ulster tomorrow

The player, who lives in Raynes Park but is currently playing for the West England side, has not even been included among the subs.

Cipriani was fined after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest, following an incident at a nightclub during the club's camp in Jersey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A petition calling for new laws to protect people on the water has amassed over 2,000 signatures

It was launched by the family of 24 year old Charlotte Brown, who died after being tipped from a boat on the Thames in 2015.

She was killed by her date, 30-year-old Jack Shepherd, who had been speeding just before the boat capsized near Wandsworth Bridge.

The web designer is still on the run after being sentenced to six years behind bars for manslaughter by gross negligence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man's appeared in court charged with murdering a nurse he lived with, who sang in an NHS choir on "Britain's Got Talent"

The 40-year-old's accused of stabbing Simonne Kerr to death in their home in Battersea.

She appeared on this year's show with the B Positive Choir to encourage blood donations after her young son died.

Desmond Sylva did not enter a plea to the charge and spoke only to confirm his details during a short hearing.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Horses brutally attacked at stables in Epsom

Two horses at Epsom’s Riding for the Disabled have been brutally attacked.

Security has been stepped up after Marigold and Buffy were targeted on Wednesday night during an alleged break-in.

It’s thought the animals were attacked with a knife; one of them has 9 injuries including a serious jaw wound which is making eating difficult.

The charity says it is grateful to everyone who has reached out in support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The NHS has revealed that cancer patients in Croydon are getting treatment faster than anywhere else in London.

Cancer patients in Croydon are getting treatment faster than anywhere else in London.

The borough’s NHS Trust has been ranked in the top three in the capital when it comes to ensuring patients see a specialist promptly.

Over 93% of patients waited less than 18 weeks to begin a care plan as of June this year, above the national average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

A Heathrow Airport director has spoken out against proposals for a new immigration detention centre in Stanwell Moor

Rob Gray has voiced his concerns over the relocation of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre.

He told residents at a community meeting, that Heathrow expansion should not mean building the centre in Stanwell Moor instead.

The final decision will be made by the Home Office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

A man’s exposed himself to travellers outside West Byfleet station



The incident happened outside the station at around 1.15am on the 26th of June.

Police are just releasing an appeal for witnesses.

They’ve issued CCTB which can be viewed on our Twitter page, Jackie News.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

This year is the third year of Kingston’s Half Marathon and it takes place next month.

This year is the third year of Kingston’s Half Marathon and it takes place next month.

The race is said to be a flat course and suitable for anyone who thinks they can run the 13.1 mile distance.

This will be one of the last opportunities to race before the end of the season.

Spectators can watch in the market place and move to Kingston Bridge to see the runners pass early on and at five miles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Another £3 million has been set aside for further improvements to carriageway surfaces and pavements across Wandsworth.

Another £3 million has been set aside for further improvements to carriageway surfaces and pavements across Wandsworth.

Last year £4.5 million was spent on laying new pavements and resurfacing local residential roads and this financial year will see another £3m added to that.

This means that in the 12 months leading up to April 2019, dozens more roads across the borough will be resurfaced ensuring safer journeys for cyclists and motorists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

ChildLine urges young adults in Surrey suffering with exam related stress, not to “suffer in silence”.

Figures revealed by the NSPCC have revealed that girls are much more willing to reach out for help than boys.

NSPCC’s Chief Executive saysthe desire to get good grades to secure a university place can feel like a lot to bare.

We've spoken to ChildLine’s Project Manager Alex Gray.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

MPs are asking for the rules to be relaxed around e-cigarettes arguing they are less harmful than tobacco.

MPs are asking for the rules to be relaxed around e-cigarettes arguing they are less harmful than tobacco.

Mps on the Science and Technology committee say they should consider allowing vaping in some public indoor spaces.

We asked our Breakfast Presenter Neil Long from New Malden his thoughts on the matter, as he is an avid vaper.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

Croydon Council has reached its 200th successful prosecution at the start of this week, in an attempt to crack down on littering.

Croydon Council has reached its 200th successful prosecution at the start of this week, in an attempt to crack down on littering.

"Don’t Mess With Croydon" Take Pride launched in 2014 and has seen 200 offenders prosecuted through the courts

Offences include dumping waste, dropping cigarettes, spitting and public urination and 36 vehicles associated with fly-tipping.

If someone is caught littering they are issued with a fixed penalty notice.

The majority of these are paid but if someone refuses they can be taken to court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am  

ChildLine is urging young people in Surrey who are concerned and panicking about GCSEs to not “suffer in silence”.

ChildLine is urging young people in Surrey who are concerned and panicking about GCSEs to not “suffer in silence”.

1,298 counselling sessions on exams were delivered between 2017-2018.

We spoke to Alex Ray, ChildLine’s development project manager, who explains how parents can support their children.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Elmbridge Borough Council is the latest to be handed an injunction banning traveller camps.

Elmbridge Borough Council is the latest to be handed an injunction banning traveller camps.

Lucy Mayer Reports

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 am  

Man faces court over Battersea murder

A man’s due in court today charged with murdering a nurse in Battersea.

Simonne Kerr, who performed with the NHS choir B Positive on Britain's Got Talent was found stabbed at her home in Grayshott Road on Wednesday.

The 31 year-old encouraged people to donate blood on the talent show, following the death of her son who had a blood disorder.

40 year-old Desmond Sylva will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Wimbledon get tough League Cup assignment

Sheffield Wednesday will welcome Wolves in the second round of the League Cup after their 2-0 win at Sunderland.

The draw’s thrown up some interesting ties.

Crystal Palace will travel to Swansea.

Fulham entertain League Two’s Exeter while Brentford have a home tie against Cheltenham.

QPR entertain tier three side Bristol Rovers.

AFC Wimbledon have a tough assignment when they welcome Premier League team West Ham to Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 am  

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Addlestone man pays back over £300,000 to his victims

Last week, a confiscation order was fulfilled by a serial fraudster from Addlestone after he befriended and defrauded his victims.

66-year old Christopher Fulke-Greville offered to carry out building work which was paid for but never completed.

After his trial, he received a four year sentence in 2013 but has now paid back over £300,000, which will compensate his victims.

Police advise people not to pay large amounts of money up front.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

Two men from Battersea guilty of a series of robberies



Two men from Battersea have pleaded guilty to a series of knifepoint robberies in London.

26-year old Jay Manley and Sean Maher who is the same age carried out the robberies in various places including Tooting and Chelsea.

Maher escaped from prison while carrying out a previous conviction and was on the run from police.

They’ll be sentenced at the end of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

People in Kingston are being urged to nominate sporting stars and clubs for special acknowledgment at the Sports Awards

The ceremony will be at the Guildhall on the 8th of next month.

Categories include the Mayor's Trophy for unsung heroes and the Eileen Gray award for those who inspire others in sport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Spaniard Carlos Sainz will replace Fernando Alonso as a driver for the Woking based McLaren F1 team next year.

Twice world champion Alonso announced he's quitting the sport at the end of the year, after making his debut in 2001.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

England rugby player Danny Cipriani has been fined £2,000 for assaulting a bouncer and a policewoman

The 30-year-old who lives in Raynes Park, but is playing for Gloucester, got into a scuffle at a club in Jersey on Wednesday night.

He'll also pay £250 to the officer, whom he bruised as he tried to resist arrest.

Cipriani didn't speak to reporters as he left St Helier Magistrates' Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police investigating the death of a young pedestrian in the early hours of Tuesday say they need people to come forward with information

A 27 year old driver arrested at the scene in Coombe Road has been released under investigation.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 21 year old woman died at the scene just after midnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Police have named a woman stabbed to death in Battersea

Officers, along with the air ambulance, were called to Grayshott Road just before 1 o’clock yesterday lunchtime.

They’ve named her as 31-year-old Simone Samantha Kerr.

A 40-year-old man who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76

The singer had advanced pancreatic cancer.

Claire Gregory looks back at her life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Head of Coombe Boys' David Smith talks to Jackie about their A Level success

Boys are leading the girls in their A Level results nationwide.

The proportion of boys who got grade A or higher was 26.6%

That’s 0.4 percentage points higher than girls at 26.2%

David Smith is head of Coombe Boys' in New Malden, which has also done exceedingly well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Head of Coombe Girls' Deborah Walls pays tribute to the school's students

Fewer students are taking up university degree courses following their A Level results this year.

The cost of fees and living away from home appears to be a factor putting some off studying for a degree.

Despite this, Coombe Sixth Form in New Malden has seen its highest ever proportion of A* to C grades.

Head Deborah Walls says every student should be proud of themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Admissions manager Kingston Uni Ed Beales tells us everything you need to know about clearing

The proportion of students getting A and A* at A Level is at its highest since 2012.

Hundreds of thousands of teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland opened their results this morning.

But many who didn’t get the desired grades will have to go through a process of clearing.

Ed Beales, admissions manager at Kingston Uni.

He explains what happens next.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Streatham man jailed for attack on elderly woman in Croydon



A man who followed an elderly woman leaving a bank before dragging her to the ground to steal her handbag full of cash has been jailed.

22 year old Moses Blackwood was sentenced to four years and eight months behind bars.

He watched an 84 year old woman and her daughter withdraw £5,000 in cash at a bank in Streatham High Road on the afternoon of the 14th of February.

He then followed them onto a bus. He alighted the bus with them and proceeded to follow them to a supermarket on Green Lane.

As they approached a residential address in Thornton Heath, Blackwood quickly approached and violently dragged the 84-year-old woman to the floor, stealing her handbag containing £2,500.

The daughter tried to stop Blackwood from taking her mother's handbag but was punched and kicked by the suspect as he fought to get away.

He pushed the 52-year-old woman to the floor before making off from the scene on foot.

Detectives in Croydon quickly launched an investigation and gathered CCTV footage of the attack and the route the suspect took before the robbery.

In April, Blackwood contacted police to say that he had been a victim of crime and forced to commit the robbery.

He attended Brixton Police station where he was arrested for robbery and assault.

Blackwood's claim that he committed the robbery under duress was dismissed by the judge who described it as a pack of lies concocted to avoid justice.

Blackwood later pleaded guilty to the offence at the same court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

B&Q has seen a surge in profits as its rival Homebase announces plans to close many of its stores

The DIY specialist saw sales of hosepipes, sprinklers and barbecues soar in the heatwave.

It's recorded a 3.6% rise in like-for-like sales between May and July.

It was announced earlier this week that Homebase stores including Wimbledon and Purley Way Croydon are to close their doors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Grime artist Stormzy's returned to his old school in Croydon

He’s launched a scholarship to help black Cambridge University students pay their tuition fees.

He says he hopes the fund will remind young people from all backgrounds they have the opportunity to get the best education.

No black students got into Cambridge University between 2012 and 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Ed Sheeran paid tribute at a girl’s funeral after her long and complex battle with a number of medical conditions.

Ed Sheeran paid tribute at a girl’s funeral after her long and complex battle with a number of medical conditions.

11 year old Melody Driscoll from New Addington passed away in July.

Ed visited her at Epsom Hospital in November 2016.

In a statement at the service Ed Sheeran said he would remember "this special girl for the rest of my life".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

More than one in four A-level students have been awarded an A or A* this year.

More than one in four A-level students have been awarded an A or A* this year.

26.4% of entries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland were given one of the top two grades.

That's up a tiny amount on 2017.

These students at Coombe Sixth Form in New Malden have been sharing their results with us.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

In less than 24 hours of it being set up, an illegal camp on playing fields in Croydon was removed by the Council.

The Council secured an injunction after 50 caravans set up in Purley Way playing fields on Sunday at around half past 11 at night.

It's part of the new powers handed to the council, which allows it to remove travellers without having to go to court first.

Councillor David Wood deputy cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities says “This was a substantial illegal encampment and I’m glad the new powers are working well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Students across the country are getting their A level results this morning.

Students across the country are getting their A level results this morning.

Thousands will have to go through the process of “clearing.”

Over 100 hot-liners will be taking the calls at Kingston University.

Ed Beales is the admissions manager there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Police investigating a collision in New Malden are asking witnesses to contact them.

Police investigating a collision in New Malden are asking witnesses to contact them.

They were called just before midnight to Coombe Road on Monday and an air ambulance attended the scene.

The 21 year old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 27 year old driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was taken to a south London police station for questioning and has since been released under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

It has been revealed by scientists at the University of Surrey that babies in prams are exposed to 60% more pollution than their parents.

The Director of the Global Centre for Clean Air Prashant Kumar, who led the study, says how babies are vulnerable and toxic particles from exhausts damage their health.

Some suggestions for parents are to take quieter routes with less vehicles and not to walk alongside rush hour traffic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Surrey Police add electric cars to fleet

Surrey Police have added 30 new electric cars to its fleet in order to create a greener and more efficient force.

The new BMW i3s’ will not be used for responding to incidents but will instead carry out day to day policing activities.

The move will save an estimated £120,000 over five years by reducing fuel, servicing and maintenance.

Police Crime Commissioner David Munro has said he is ‘building a force fit for the future.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Surrey's T20 Blast hopes still alive

Surrey kept their hopes of a place in the quarter-finals of county cricket's T20 Blast alive with a convincing win over Hampshire.

They eased to a 7-wicket victory at The Oval - thanks to an unbeaten half-century from Australian international Aaron Finch.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Chelsea woman wins case against dating agency

A woman who signed up to an elite dating agency has been awarded 13-thousand pounds, after they failed to find her a rich boyfriend.

Forty-seven-year-old Tereze Burki, who lives in Chelsea, told Seventy Thirty she wanted a "sophisticated gentleman" with a "wealthy lifestyle".

A judge ruled her requirements weren't modest but the firm led her to believe they could find a match.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Work experience and mental health top issues for youngsters in Hammersmith & Fulham

Work experience and mental health issues are top concerns for youngsters in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The borough’s newly elected youth council has published its manifesto,

The team wants to create a central system to help youngsters find useful work experience opportunities.

It also wants schools’ mental health policies reviewed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 pm  

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity founded by a Cobham boy raises over £10,000

A Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity has raised over £10,000 to help find a cure for the genetic disease.

Harrison’s Fund amassed the money from the annual “Harrison’s Brunches” across the UK.

The cash is going to be invested in the clinical trial of a new drug called Carmaseal.

The charity was set up 6 years ago by the parents of Cobham boy, Harrison, who suffers from the disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 pm  

Tooting ground to get £500,000 makeover

The Pavilion on Woodfield Recreation Ground is getting a half a million pound makeover.

It’ll be transformed into a community hub, used for volunteering and horticultural training opportunities.

It’s part of the Tooting Common Heritage Project, which aims to rejuvenate the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Cars at risk of damage in Richmond and Kingston

The London boroughs with the highest chances of car prangs have been revealed.

Manoeuvring into spaces in Richmond and Kingston proved the most difficult with the two borough accounting for nearly a fifth of London’s total prangs.

The two boroughs had 9.75% of total prangs each, while in third place Bromley was also high at over 9%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 pm  

QPR chairman steps down

Tony Fernandes has stepped down as the chairman of Queens Park Rangers with Amit Bhatia taking charge.

The Championship side recently agreed a settlement with the Football League after breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Fernandes has been co-chairman since 2015, whilst Bhatia joined the Rangers board in 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Hampton and Richmond Borough FC to rename stadium

Hampton and Richmond Borough FC continued their good week both on and off the pitch today.

After a hard-earnt 3-2 win against St Albans City the Beavers also had the news that their stadium was to be renamed after securing a new sponsorship deal.

The National League South club, who narrowly missed out on promotion last May, will rename the stadium the Jezzards Beveree Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Croydon North MP calls for Boris to be suspended

The MP for Croydon North has called on the Conservative Party to suspend former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Steve Reed, the former leader of Lambeth Council, has called Mr Johnson’s comments ‘offensive’ and a ‘disgraceful abuse’ of the former Mayor of London’s ‘power and privilege’.

He claimed the comments make Muslim women feel ‘unsafe’ and questioned why the Tories hadn’t suspended him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

Promising Fulham goalkeeper leaves on loan

League One club Rochdale have agreed a loan deal until January for Fulham goalkeeper Magnus Norman.

The 21-year-old has yet to make a senior appearance for the Cottagers, but did feature regularly for the under-23s.

He recently played for Fulham in their 2-2 draw with Manchester United in Premier League 2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

Crystal Palace star man commits to club

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha's signed a new five-year contract.

He was linked with a move away throughout the summer - Tottenham were among the clubs understood to want him.

But he's now committed to Palace until at least 2023.

Zaha rejoined the club permanently from Manchester United three years ago after struggling to make an impact at Old Trafford following a 15-million-pound move.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 pm  

The funeral of Melody Driscoll has taken place

The 11 year old from New Addington, who suffered from a range of complex conditions, died last month.

A message from her favourite singer Ed Sheeran was read out at the service this afternoon.

He visited the youngster while she was at Epsom hospital in 2016 to serenade her.

Melody’s parents are campaigning for a change in the law to allow parents to have a greater ay over their children’s medical care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Croydon traveller camp moved on in less than 24 hours after new High Court powers

A traveller encampment in Croydon was moved on in less than 24 hours due to new powers from the High Court.

A group of around 50 caravans set up on the Purley Way playing field on Sunday.

They were gone by Monday evening.

After evidence of large-scale fly-tipping, Croydon Council secured an injunction banning anyone from occupying public land until October.

Failure to comply can result in imprisonment, fines or seizure of assets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

Chelsea star announces retirement from international football

Chelsea footballer Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football.

Despite representing England at Under 19 and at Under 21 level, the 27 year old versatile wing back later opted to represent Nigeria and has featured in two World Cups for the Super Eagles and won the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

Moses played in the recent Russia world cup scoring from the spot against Argentina. He cited his club career and young family as the reasons for his retirement; he finishes after having scored 12 goals for his country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Two people have been arrested after a car chase in Malden Rushett that left two officers injured

Police saw a red Honda Civic on Monday night that had been reported stolen, and it failed to stop.

When the police tried to corner him, the vehicle got away, causing damage to the car and the officers.

20 year old Joe Sadler has been charged with two counts of ABH and aggravated vehicle taking.

The passenger was arrested but has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

A man has been arrested after a woman was found stabbed to death in Battersea

Emergency services were called to Grayshott Road just after half 12 this afternoon, but she was pronounced dead an hour later.

A 40 year old man was arrested at the scene.

It's the 90th homicide investigation to begin in the capital this year.

It's said that the eldest child, a six year old boy, was the one who called the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

A man from Hayes has been jailed after his commercial units were found to contain nearly a million prescription drugs

Police also found over half a million cigarettes at Rajveer Wadhwa’s units in Hounslow.

The 43 year old was arrested on suspicion of importing Class C drugs and money laundering.

He has been jailed for four years and eight months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Hounslow Council has paid thousands of pounds in compensation after a man with mental health problems was offered “inadequate” support

The man was living in supported accommodation that was found to be “almost derelict” by the council in 2016.

Hounslow decided to surrender his tenancy so he could live with his parents, despite them saying they didn’t have room in their house for him.

The Local Government Ombudsman says that despite the Council knowing the arrangement could break down, they did nothing to help.

Hounslow council paid £2,500 to the man, and £1,000 to his family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

The McDonald’s in Ashford has submitted a planning application to Spelthorne Borough Council to stay open 24/7

The fast food chain on London Road claims this will not result in an increase in traffic as most trade would come from passers-by.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

It has been revealed by the NHS nearly half of all hospital admissions for stabbings in Hounslow involved someone aged between 10 and 19

It has been revealed by the NHS nearly half of all hospital admissions for stabbings in Hounslow involved someone aged between 10 and 19.

Between 2017 and 2018 the children in this age bracket were admitted to hospital at least 42 times following an assault by a sharp object.

People in this age group were the second most likely to be admitted to hospital after people aged 20 to 29, who were admitted at least 125 times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

A cat who survived being impaled on railings in Putney, is up for an animal award.



A cat who survived being impaled on railings in Putney, is up for an animal award.

Pets who have survived serious injuries or life-threatening illnesses are eligible to enter the Pet Survivor Awards.

It’s organised by charity PDSA.

Skittles was found impaled on railings and then treated and traced by RSPCA Putney to his owner.

The closing date for entries is September the 9th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

The NHS has revealed the rankings of every GP surgery in the country and a practice in Croydon has been rated one of the worst.

The NHS has revealed the rankings of every GP surgery in the country and a practice in Croydon has been rated one of the worst.

The continuing poll involves more than a million people and surveys all 7,109 GP surgeries in England.

At the bottom of the list is Broughton Corner Medical Centre in Thornton Heath, which has been ranked the 61st worst in England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Community groups in Hammersmith are being encouraged to apply for grants for schemes to help get more people cycling.

Community groups in Hammersmith are being encouraged to apply for grants for schemes to help get more people cycling.

Transport for London’s Cycling Grants programme, now in its fourth year, helps groups who are traditionally under-represented in cycling.

The programme is available to community and not-for-profit groups across the borough.

It has helped 90 projects get 14,000 people cycling across London since it began.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

Delivery driver's van stolen in Banstead



A delivery driver has had his van stolen in Banstead.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was delivering parcels in Hempshaw Avenue at around 12.25pm last Tuesday.

He was approached by “an aggressive man” demanding his van keys.

The suspect is believed to have taken the keys out of the victim’s hands, entered the Mercedes Vito van and driven off at speed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Zac Goldsmith calls for expulsion of senior Tory

Zac Goldsmith, the MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has called for the expulsion of a senior Conservative.

Henry Riley reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 am  

Mitcham & Morden MP writes to PM regarding St Helier @Siobhain_MP

The MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhan McDonagh, has written to the Prime Minister concerned about the ‘future of healthcare in South West London’.

She claims that various consultations regarding St Helier hospital in Sutton have cost the taxpayer £50 million. Ms McDonagh says public opinion is clear – St Helier hospital should remain on its current site.

The MP claims that any proposal to move services would have to be justified on health equality grounds and that this is outlined under the Health and Social Care act of 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 am  

Angry MP sending weekly emails to Chris Grayling

A Sussex MP says she’s receiving so many complaints about Southern rail, she’s sending them to transport secretary Chris Grayling weekly.

Maria Caulfield says she’s “sending each and every email” to the Epsom and Ewell MP, so he can see the misery delays and cancellations are causing her constituents in Lewes.

Southern operator Govia Thameslink said it’s doing everything it can to improve and modernise the railway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Proposed pub in West Byfleet attracts controversy

Campaigners trying to stop a pub being built on a village green in West Byfleet have complained to the Charity Commission about Woking Council.

Save West Byfleet Recreation Ground Campaign Group claim the borough’s proposal to sell part of the land to Marston’s pub chain is "unlawful".

Woking Council is in the last few days of a consultation over the future of the park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Striker speaks for first time after leaving Chelsea on loan

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has spoken out for the first time after joining Spanish club Valencia on a season-long loan.

The attacker cited Champions League football as the reason for his temporary departure saying he’s not just there to play a few games and make up the numbers saying he’s moved ‘to play more than four Champions League games’.

Chelsea missed out on Champions League football for this season after The Blues finished 5th and therefore qualified for the Europa League along with Arsenal – the team Chelsea will face this weekend in their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

Fulham's star man Sessegnon responds to rumours about his future

Highly rated Fulham midfielder Ryan Sessegnon has responded to rumours surrounding his future at Craven Cottage.

The 18 year old wide man has been linked with a move to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Sessegnon isn’t fazed by the rumours saying he is happy with Fulham’s summer signings and that a potential new contract is not a priority.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 am  

Sutton United continue promising start

Sutton United continued their promising start in the National League with a hard fought victory away at Ebbsfleet United.

The U’s took the lead early on through a Craig Eastmond strike – that’s the midfielder’s second goal in as many games and proved to be the difference as the match finished 1-0.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 am  

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Latest Football League Cup news from Brentford and Wimbledon

It’s a first-round win for Brentford FC this evening in the Football League Cup.

They beat Southend 4-2 at Roots Hall.

They’ll now face Sheffield Wednesday, this Sunday.

And AFC Wimbledon have also won their first round.

They defeated Portsmouth 2- 1 at Fratton Park, with goals from Joe Pigott and Anton Walkes.

They'll play Barnsley on Saturday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

1998 disappearance of St Mary's University, Twickenham student now treated as murder

A murder investigation has been launched 20 years after a Twickenham University student disappeared.

Deirdre Jacob was last seen on the 28th July 1998 near her home in County Kildare in Ireland.

As a result of new information received by gardaí, her disappearance is now being treated as murder.

The 18 year old had been studying at St Mary’s University in Twickenham.

Her family said she had been looking forward to returning after the summer break.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Police release CCTV images in New Malden murder enquiry

Met police have issued a fresh appeal following the death of a Russian businessman in New Malden.

68 year old Nikolai Glushkov , a retired financial director, was found dead at his home in Clarence Avenue on March 11th this year.

Police have released CCTV images in the hope of tracing a black VW van seen in the vicinity at the time.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Wanted man from Wandsworth absconded from court



Police are searching for a man from Wandsworth after he escaped from court.

Thirty year old Ashley Mitchell left Lewes Crown Court where he’d been sentenced to four years for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, on 27th July.

He’s not been seen since.

Mitchell is black, 5 foot 10, and athletic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Homebase Wimbledon, Merton and Purley Way Croydon are the latest sites earmarked for closure

42 stores are to shut their doors, putting around 15-hundred jobs at risk.

16 of the DIY retailer's shops have already shut this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A whole street in New Malden has fallen victim to a lead thief

A man has been caught on camera ripping the valuable material off a number of roofs in Long Walk in the early hours.

Police have been handed the mobile phone footage but no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Brentford is preparing to take on Southend United this evening in the first round of the Football League Cup

The Championship side got to the third round of the competition last year before losing at home to Norwich City.

Meanwhile, League One’s Southend were knocked out in the first round losing to Newport County.

Brentford’s goalkeeper Daniel Bentley will be keen to impress as he returns to Roots Hall to face The Shrimpers.

That’s the team he spent over 8 years playing for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A couple have been attacked in their own home in Ashford by three men carrying weapons



Police have released CCTV footage of the incident in Chalmers Road at around 11pm on July the 27th.

Three men demanded to know where their safe was located before striking one of the victims with a cricket bat.

The men then fled empty-handed on foot.

All three suspects are described as black and wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

A supermarket in Clapham has made history



Sainsbury’s Clapham North is allowing shoppers to buy items purely via smart phones.

It means they won’t have to use the check out or self-service tills.

The trial is thought to be the first of its kind not just in London, but the whole of the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Andy Murray says he keeps having to face strong opponents during his injury comeback

The former Wimbledon champ was beaten in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters by Lucas Pouille.

British rival Kyle Edmund knocked him out of Eastbourne and Nick Kyrgios beat him at Queen's, all three are Grand Slam quarter-finalists.

After a year of injury, Murray's ranked 375th in the world, so goes into tournaments unseeded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko's joined AC Milan on loan until the end of the season

The Italian club have the option to make the deal permanent.

The France international signed from Monaco for £40 million last summer, but struggled to become a regular at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Surrey is to host its first ever Pride festival next year

The event, which celebrates the LGBT+ community, will be held in Woking next August.

Next year also marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, a charity which campaigns for equal rights for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trans people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Pressure is mounting on the Government to fund urgent sprinkler installations in tower blocks

Croydon was one of the first areas in London to start retrofitting sprinkler systems in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy last year.

The council funded project has now reached the half-way point with around 740 flats serviced.

But Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones, who is also Shadow Housing Minister, is accusing the government of failing in its duty to residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

BA cancels flight from Heathrow with "no explanation"

Hundreds of passengers who were due to fly off to Sweden on Friday say they still don’t know why their flight was cancelled.

Holiday makers ended up sitting at Heathrow for a number of hours before British Airways said the flight wouldn’t be leaving.

Jackie presenter Eddie Castle was one of them.



We're awaiting a statement from BA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A 21 year old pedestrian has been killed in an accident in New Malden

The woman was hit by a car in Coombe Road just before midnight.

The 27 year old male driver of the Seat Leon stopped and was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Croydon’s councillors say they feel let down by the Government

It’s after the authority invested millions of pounds retrofitting sprinklers in the borough’s tower blocks after Grenfell.

Deputy council leader, Alison Butler, says the promise of help to fund the project has never come.



Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed last year that there was in fact no extra cash to help the retrofit programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Rally to take place outside St Helier hospital

GMB Union are to demonstrate outside the St Helier Hospital in response to NHS staff facing a pay cut.

Staff claim they are "underwhelmed and angry" after a pay deal application which is different to what the Government promised.

The demo will take place between 12 noon and 2pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

This week a leading UK company for driverless vehicles will start gathering data in Croydon to develop its technology.

10 of five Als vehicles will be driven for 10 months by trained drivers in the same way as a normal car.

The vehicles are not at this stage demonstrating autonomous technology.

It is hoped the scheme will aid the venture of driverless cars in London by 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Three puppies have been abandoned in a dustbin in Esher



Three puppies abandoned in a dustbin in Esher have now been re-homed.

The springer spaniels were found earlier this month outside a house.

After a member of the public alerted Elmbridge Borough Council, the dogs were then rescued by the council’s warden who got them checked over by a vet in Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

AFC Wimbledon will aim to continue their promising start to the season as they take on Portsmouth this evening.

The Dons travel away to Fratton Park.

AFC Wimbledon will aim to continue their promising start to the season as they take on Portsmouth this evening.
The Dons travel away to Fratton Park.

Portsmouth have 2 wins in 2, with both sides hoping to progress to the second round of the FA Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

The MP for Tooting, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, has thrown her support behind the ‘Dump The Scales’ campaign

She tweeted her support saying that eating disorders are not just about weight.

Dr Allin-Khan said the time to change the stigma is now and urged people to sign a petition in order to help the 1.25 million people in the UK currently living with the disorder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The MP for Tooting is holding a violent crime summit today

The MP for Tooting is holding a violent crime summit today

Henry Riley reports:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake has asked residents to sign his petition calling for Thameslink and Southern Rail to be replaced.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake has asked residents to sign his petition calling for Thameslink and Southern Rail to be replaced.

The Liberal Democrat spokesperson for International Trade and European Affairs said that both companies ‘simply cannot deliver the rail services we need’.

He will later write to the Rail Minister and ask them to get Transport for London to run suburban rail services.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Detectives re-appeal for help following New Malden murder



Detectives are appealing for help following the murder of 68 year old Nikolai Glushkov.

The New Malden resident and retired financial director was murdered in March and detectives have now released CCTV footage and images of a black van they would like identified to assist the investigation.

The Volkswagen was seen in and around Clarence Avenue between 7.30 and 10.30pm on Sunday the 11th of March and police believe it could help them trace what happened to the Russian national.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am  

Carshalton MP calls for rail services to be replaced

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake has asked residents to sign his petition calling for Thameslink and Southern Rail to be replaced.

The Liberal Democrat spokesperson for International Trade and European Affairs said that both companies ‘simply cannot deliver the rail services we need’.

He will later write to the Rail Minister and ask them to get Transport for London to run suburban rail services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 am  

'Ragged' Woking FC performance against Wealdstone

A late penalty denied Woking FC a point during their National League South clash with Wealdstone.

The cards conceded the spot-kick in the 85 minute after Kiran Khinda-John brought down a Wealdstone attacker.

After the match the defender, speaking to WFCTV, described the game as ‘frustrating’ and described Woking’s second half performance as ‘ragged’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 am  

Carshalton Athletic left disappointed at Colston Avenue

Hours ago Carshalton Athletic were left disappointed by a 2-1 loss at home to Worthing.

The Robins got level after going into the break 1-0 down before swiftly being put on the back foot after Worthing made it 2-1 soon afterwards.

Second half substitute dos Santos seemed to make an impact after coming on and was involved in a late penalty shout when he was apparently ‘man handled’ in the box with the linesman flagging but the referee waving play on.

Carshalton reported of over 300 spectators inside Colston Avenue yesterday evening and, on Twitter, described the support as ‘loud’ and ‘much appreciated’. The Robins will face Kingstonians in their next match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am  

Chessington's Golfbidder earns European partnership...

Golfbidder in Chessington has been welcomed as a partner by the European Disabled Golf Association.

The association supports golfers with impairments in order to help them to reach their potential on the fairways. It hosts up to 14 tournaments a year across Europe and even in Australia.

Golfbidder has said it wants to help build awareness of golf for the disabled and so is expected to aid the transport of the association’s tournament materials between international venues.

Liam Robb, the managing director of Golfbidder described the work of the European Disabled Golf Association as ‘inspirational’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

Monday, 13 August 2018

Hounslow launches consultation with survivors of violence against women and girls

Hounslow borough is consulting with people affected by violence against women and girls.

They want to hear from survivors so they can best tailor prevention and support services.

The consultation is now open online.

It’s part of the Mayor of London’s ‘Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy', which was launched this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

Londoners' favourite airports ranked in new survey

Luton has pipped all others to the post when it comes to finding Londoners’ favourite airport.

A new study by The Original Tour looked at data from the Civil Aviation Authority on all six of the capital’s airports.

Each was given a percentage rating based on flight delays and queue times.

Gatwick was second best – with Heathrow coming in at 4th behind Stansted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

Surrey Police reiterate appeal over Ashford community centre break-in

Money has been stolen from a community centre in Ashford.

Police are re-appealing for information following the break in on May the 28th.

Two men entered the centre on London Road at around 7pm and stole the money from two charity buckets.

One man was arrested and later charged with burglary and possession of Class A controlled drugs.

Officers are asking the public for help in identifying the second man involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Man from Croydon wanted for questioning over Oxted shoplifting incidents

Police are hunting a man from Croydon in connection with a number of shoplifting offences.

20 year old Sonny Theo is wanted for questioning in connection with a number of incidents in Oxted.

He’s described as white, 5ft 7 inches tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and of medium build.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

A team of youngsters are fundraising as part of a community project to promote awareness of dementia

They're part of the National Citizen Service, or NCS, which helps promote social awareness and provides young people with an opportunity to go out into their communities and make a difference, whether it be on a small, personal scale, or part of a bigger picture that will benefit the whole community.

The cash, to be used for new equipment, is going directly to Langley Court care home in Surbiton.

Patrick explains how it is already being put to good use by the care home.



To find out more, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The sky’s the limit for Richmond’s Mayor

Ben Khosa is going to plunge 15,000 feet as part of a sky-dive for Refuge Richmond.

The charity works with people across the borough who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence or abuse.

The sky-dive will take place early next year.

Cllr Khosa is calling on residents to help him form a team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Chelsea winger Willian says there is "no chance" he would be at the club had former head coach Antonio Conte still been in charge

Conte won the 2016-17 Premier League title but was sacked last month after finishing fifth.

New boss Maurizio Sarri, won his first Premier League match in charge, 3-0 at Huddersfield on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Three men guilty of the death of a young male model in Shepherds Bush



Three men have been convicted of the death of a successful young male model when a row on social media boiled over into a violent street brawl in Shepherds Bush.

24 year old George Koh, a Liberian national from Camden and 24 year old Mersa Dikanda, a Congolese national of no fixed abode, have been found guilty of Harry Uzoka’s murder at the Old Bailey.

24 year old Jonathan Okigbo from Camden was found guilty of manslaughter.

All three have been remanded in custody and are due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, September the 21st.

25-year-old Harry, or ‘H’ as his friends called him, was fatally injured when a dispute between himself and Koh about a girl escalated to the pair arranging to meet for a fight.

Both had enlisted the assistance of others for the confrontation, which resulted in Harry sustaining fatal stab injuries in Ollgar Close, near his home address in Old Oak Road, in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea Council is taking action against burger chain Five Guys

It’s after chief executive John Eckbert failed to install step free access at the Kensington High Street branch.

The authority issued a warning 6 months ago, but the chain has so far failed to comply.

Five Guys applied for planning permission for a new shop front in 2016, which was granted on the condition step-free access was provided.

Bosses have until September the 21st to respond to the latest warning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been arrested after a woman was taken to hospital with burn injuries

Emergency services were called to an incident at a house in North Cheam on Saturday evening.

The woman in her 30s was taken from the property in London Road
suffering “serious injuries including burns”.

The man is being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Katie Piper is the first star to be confirmed for this year's series of "Strictly Come Dancing"

The campaigner, who survived an acid attack 10 years ago, has told BBC Breakfast she's going to be 'out of her comfort zone.'

After her attack, Katie launched the Katie Piper Foundation in Chiswick.

Its key aim is to ensure intensive burns rehabilitation and scar management is available to all burns survivors in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Fire breaks out in Epsom

Fire crews from Epsom, Banstead and Leatherhead are currently in attendance at a 5 storey industrial unit in East Street.

The blaze is thought to be contained to the 4th floor.

Crews were called at 11am.

The building affected is just near to the Rainbow Leisure Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Thieves climb on to roof of 94 year old's house in New Malden to steal lead



Brazen thieves have stolen the lead from the roof of a 94 year old woman’s house in New Malden.

The theft at the property happened sometime over the last few days.

Police are urging homeowners in the area to make sure all garden gates are locked and sheds secured and install CCTV where possible.

Lead has a huge market value, however, officers say that value is decreasing more and more.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

The homeowner has now installed CCTV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

It has been revealed a total of 41 attacks in Croydon have taken place in the last 4 years.

41 acid attacks have taken place in Croydon over the last 4 years.

The Met Police logged 13 of the crimes last year and so far this year there have been 2 recorded between January and April.

Earlier this year, 17 year old Derryck John from Croydon was jailed for carrying out a number of acid attacks on moped riders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Heathrow airport has revealed 662 seizures of endangered plant and animal specimens between January and September in 2017.

Heathrow airport has revealed 662 seizures of endangered plant and animal specimens between January and September in 2017.

The airport used World Elephant Day to highlight its work with the UK boarder forces in trying to conquer the illegal selling of ivory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A nurse from Croydon University Hospital has admitted assessment failures were made in the run up to a patient’s death.

A nurse from Croydon University Hospital has admitted assessment failures were made in the run up to a patient’s death.

81 year old Antony Allchin died last year following at fall in the hospital.

A matron has spoken out at the inquest into his death.

Sandra Mason said how a mistake in the patient’s risk assessment meant he was given a lower risk level than he should have been given, which ultimately resulted in the fall that contributed to his death

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Two suicides that have taken place within 5 weeks of each other at Amnesty international are going to be looked into.

Two suicides that have taken place within 5 weeks of each other at Amnesty international are going to be looked into.

28 year old Roz McGregor from Leatherhead took her own life just 5 weeks after the 65 year old researcher Gaetan Mootoo took his.

Miss McGregor’s family are concerned that management at Amnesty International failed to respond adequately after she developed “acute anxiety” since moving to the Geneva office for 5 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

The University of Surrey is hosting an event that will see ground-breaking projects across the UK pitched in just three minutes.

The University of Surrey is hosting an event that will see ground-breaking projects across the UK pitched in just three minutes.

The first “Falling Walls Lab” will see ideas ranging from autonomous vehicles to insect proteins.

The winner will qualify for the Global Lab finale in Berlin, pitching their idea to big names in science and policy-making.

It takes place on the 3rd of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

Passport control queues at Heathrow reached two and a half hours for people from outside the European Economic Area last month.

Passport control queues at Heathrow reached two and a half hours for people from outside the European Economic Area last month.

Virgin Atlantic's got hold of figures showing the UK Border Force only achieved its target of processing 95 percent of these passengers within 45 minutes on just one day in July.

The Home Office says it's deploying 200 additional staff at the airport over the summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

The MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith has praised an article by former deputy mayor for Boris Johnson Munira Mirza.

The MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith has praised an article by former deputy mayor Munira Mirza, which defends Boris Johnson.

Mr Goldsmith has called it “a brilliant piece”

The Guido Fawkes website has also revealed Mr Goldsmith wrote “what on earth is the party doing?!” last week when the Boris Burka uproar began.

Ian Duncan Smith supported this by saying he believes we should uphold freedom of speech and lay off the investigation into Boris’ comments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Kensington residents oppose hotel demolition

Residents have lodged an objection with Kensington and Chelsea Council after a planning application to demolish the Kensington Forum hotel was filed last month.

Residents say plans to replace the hotel in Cromwell Road with an even larger building will have a negative impact on local property prices and bring years of disruption.

Property developers Rockwell has been lined up to build the new hotel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am  

Surrey Stars suffer heavy defeat in women's T20

In T20 Blast cricket action Gloucestershire beat Surrey by five wickets.

Middlesex also lost, going down by three wickets to Kent Spitfires in Beckenham.

In the Women’s KIA Super League Surrey Stars suffered a heavy nine wicket loss at Yorkshire Diamonds.

Surrey were bundled out for 66 in 16.4 overs. The hosts got to 67 for one with 10 overs to spare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Staines teen suspected of involvement in deer killing

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of killing a deer owned by the Queen in Windsor Great Park.

Police said the boys, aged between 13 and 15 were suspected of ‘lamping’ where a bright light is used to dazzle the animal before its set upon by dogs.

The two 15-year-olds and two 13-year-olds, from Staines and Slough, were released pending further investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Sunday, 12 August 2018

One of the busiest days in Heathrow Airport's history...

Heathrow Airport saw its busiest day in history last Sunday after 262,000 passengers flew in or out of its quarters.

More than 7.8m people passed through its gates during the last month.

The airport has developed larger and fuller aircraft to the US and has also delivered new services to Asia-Pacific.

Meanwhile Heathrow faces legal action as some local councils challenge the new runway planned for the airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 pm  

Collapsed ceiling at Leatherhead train station

Leatherhead train station is still awaiting repairs after its ceiling collapsed on Thursday.

The subway has since been closed but people can still enter or exit the station.

Commuters needing to change platforms have to walk down the road underneath the bridge to get to the other side of the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

Former Goalkeeper has concerns over Fulham's signings...

Fulham Football Club are already feeling the pressure after just one game in the Premier League.

The Whites, who were recently promoted from the Championship, have spent big in recent months – over £100 million in fact.

Former Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes the new Craven Cottage team lacks ‘steel’ and Premier League experience.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s summer purchases include highly rated Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michel Seri.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Epsom & Ewell FC earn hard fought FA Cup victory

Epsom & Ewell FC battled hard, away from home, to progress to the next round of the Emirates FA Cup this afternoon.

The club, founded in 1918, currently play in the Combined Counties Premier Division and beat Langney Wanderers 2-1.

Lloyd Connolly was on target for The Salts and also put in a Man of The Match performance. Epsom & Ewell can also thank Taryn Bradley after his late header won the tie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Suffragettes struggle to be highlighted through Wimbledon play

The premiere of ‘The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon’ is to take place in October.

The new ‘three-women’ play, written by historical dramatist Beth Flintoff, will coincide with the centenary of the right to vote for women and will focus on Wimbledon resident Rose Lamartine Yates.

The play will take place in Merton Arts Space at the back of the Wimbledon Library before going on tour. For a few of the dates audiences will pay ‘what it likes’ for the show.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

England's cricketers nearing an innings defeat of India

England's cricketers are nearing an innings defeat of India on day four of the second Test.

The home side declared on 396 for 7 this morning at Lord's.

Ollie Pope who plays for Surrey County club scored 28 on his batting debut for England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Thibaut Courtois apologises to Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois has apologised to Chelsea for missing training before his big move to Real Madrid.

Courtois’agent says it was because the Belgium player was “stressed” by the situation.

The 26 year old footballer who has signed a six-year deal with the Spanish team reportedly moved to be closer to his children in Madrid.

He did not return to Stamford Bridge after playing for his side in the World Cup where Belgium beat England in a third-place play-off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Heathrow Airport marks World Elephant Day



Heathrow Airport is working closely with UK Border Force as it marks World Elephant Day today.

It wants to help stop the illegal ivory trade into and out of the UK.

Between January and September last year the airport made 662 seizures of endangered plant and animal specimens.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

People in Chelsea urged to tell the council how they would like to see streets improved

People in Chelsea are being urged to tell the council how they would like to see their streets improved.

The authority is due to put together its so called Local Implementation Plan.

The three-year document will outline proposed changes to the area’s roads.

It will help deliver the Mayor of London’s strategy to provide better air quality and encourage residents to cycle and walk more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Today marks one week since a 22 year old was stabbed to death in Kingston

Today marks one week since a 22 year old was stabbed to death on the Cambridge estate in Kingston.

Malik Chattun was killed in the early hours of last Sunday after what police believe was a “10 man brawl.”

Three people were arrested in connection with his death.

Officers are still asking for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

England play its fourth day of the second Test against India at Lord’s today

England is playing its fourth day of the second Test against India at Lord’s as rain continues to disrupt the day.

The home side declared on 396 for 7 this morning, with Chris Woakes unbeaten on 137.

Ollie Pope who plays for Surrey County club scored 28 on his batting debut for England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

A woman from Croydon who suffers from dementia has gone missing



A woman from Croydon who suffers from dementia has gone missing.

57-year-old Barbara Malcolm disappeared after visiting family in Hackney yesterday.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Tooting MP calls the police “underpaid”, “overworked” and “overstretched”

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has called the police “underpaid”, “overworked” and “overstretched”.

It comes after a week in which many officers were shown to have taken second jobs, and worked large amounts of overtime.

Writing in the Mirror, she says “the community policing model that worked well 15 years ago has almost been decimated”.

She’s holding a violent crime summit on Tuesday with the police, mayor’s office and others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

The Shadow Chancellor’s constituency of Hayes is now said to have switched sides to remain, according to research

Two YouGov polls, seen by The Observer, say most seats in Britain now contain a majority of anti-Brexit voters.

112 seats are said to have swung, meaning the number of areas backing EU membership outnumbers Leave by around 110.

Among others thought to have switched is Boris Johnson’s constituency of Uxbridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A 12 year old from Egham has raised a mammoth £11,000 for charity

Bella Pozella inspired a team of companies to fundraise the money for The Children’s Trust which helped her overcome a brain tumour.

The Tadworth based charity provided her with specialist rehabilitation over 4 months after her operation.

Bella raised the money through a variety of events including pub quizzes and triathlons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says it'll take a while to get the squad used to his way of playing

They beat Huddersfield 3-nil in his first Premier League game in charge.

New signing Jorginho scored one of the goals.

He played under Sarri at Napoli, and the Chelsea boss says that's been a big help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Home-builder in Wimbledon starts recruitment drive
A homebuilder working on creating thousands of new homes in London has started a major recruitment drive to prepare for a potential Brexit exodus of construction workers.

Galliard Homes, which has 12-thousand-8-hundred homes in the pipeline, including in Wimbledon and Southall, says it needs to find 120 new workers over the next 18-months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Surrey Seamers register important win

In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action yesterday Raghu Krishnappa scored 80 to lead Sutton Challengers to a seven wicket win over Balham & Tooting at Tolworth Court.

Scores: Balham & Tooting 132, Sutton Challengers 135 for 3.

Surrey Seamers kept pace with the leading pack after a 142 run win over Wandsworth in Tolworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Fulham lose on return to Premier League

Life back in the Premier League didn’t exactly go to plan for Fulham as they lost 2-nil to Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.

Boss Slavisa Jokanovic is under no illusions about what’s required for his team to stay in the top flight.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am  

Heathrow boss says queues are damaging Britain's image

Heathrow airport’s boss has joined the criticism of the government over excessive immigration queues at passport control.

John Holland-Kaye has warned that the issues is damaging Britain’s image and that urgent action is needed to speed up visitors’ entry into the country.

Similar comments have recently been made by the head of British Airways and business leaders in London.

Heathrow recorded the busiest day in its history on July 29th when nearly 262-thousand passengers used the airport.
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