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Saturday, 8 September 2018

There was a stall with a difference at today's Great River Race in Putney.


The environmental charity Hubbub exhibited the "freshest" plastic and unusual rubbish fished from the Thames.

The colourful display with cheeky fishmonger and scuba diver was designed to increase awareness of how litter is disposed of.

The Thames is home to 125 species of fish and up to 75% suffers after ingesting plastic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

A Russian exile murdered in New Malden was the target of a poison attempt

It's claimed a Russian exile murdered in New Malden this year was previously the target of a poison attempt five years ago.

The allegation has been made by a former paramedic, who says he treated Nikolai Glushkov in a Bristol hotel.

The former Aeroflot finance chief was found dead at his home in Clarence Avenue in March.

Keith Carr, who has now retired, remembers when he went to treat him in 2013.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

A Putney cafe is named London's best local restaurant

16 London restaurants made it into the top 50 in Waitrose’s Good Food Guide 2019.

The guide, published on Thursday, reviews the best restaurants, pubs and cafés across the UK.

In the prestigious top 10 were Claude Bosi at Bibendum in South Kensington which came in at number 6, and Chelsea’s Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in in 7th place.

Also featured in the top 50 was Hedone in Chiswick.

Meanwhile, Home SW15 in Putney won the award for best local restaurant in the London region.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

London has regained its title as the most expensive place to buy a pint

According to a survey by The Good Pub Guide, the price of a pint in the UK has gone up by 9p.

A beer in the capital will now set you back £4.44 - 75p more that the national average.

Last year’s most expensive place, Surrey, has fallen back into second place, with the average pint costing £3.97 - 10% less than in 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Streatham's MP has told Jeremy Corbyn to 'call off the dogs'

A prominent Labour backbencher is demanding Jeremy Corbyn prevents moderate MPs from being driven out of the party.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna says some hardline Labour supporters are trying to replace their local MPs, if they disagree with the party leadership.

Some have faced votes of no confidence, after highlighting anti-semitism and racism within Labour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Free blood pressure checks in Croydon

Croydon residents are being encouraged to get their blood pressure checked as part of Know Your Numbers Week which is the UK’s
biggest free testing event running from the 10th to the 16th of September.

Pressure stations will be open around Croydon where people can pop-in without an appointment.

Untreated high blood pressure is a risk factor for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney disease and dementia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Free health check for woofers in Wandsworth this weekend.

Pet owners in Wandsworth are being urged to take advantage of a free dog health check this weekend.

The council’s animal welfare team will work alongside vets from the Blue Cross to offer the service which includes free micro-chipping.

All pets should be micro-chipped in the event they ever become lost and need to be reunited with their owner.

To find out more about the free event, head to Wandsworth Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Cut in parking hitting Leatherhead's shops say traders

Mole Valley Council’s project to transform Leatherhead’s retail scene is being criticised by traders.

They’re claiming that changes to the parking are affecting business.

Nearly 100 retailers, restaurant owners and residents have signed a petition asking Surrey County Council to review the scheme.

They want to see a transport study carried out and parking access restored.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Crowds gather for the Great River Race ending at Richmond

Around 5,000 people are expected to watch the return of the annual Great River Race at Richmond today.

300 rowing boats will start at Greenwich and end at Ham House this afternoon.

And there’s expected to be spectators further along at Putney.

There the fans of the race will be lobbied by members of the For Fish Sake campaign who are trying to cut down on plastic in the river.

Three quarters of the flounder fish in the Thames has been found to have taken in plastic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Hounslow police arrest a woman for possession of Class A drugs.

Hounslow police have arrested a woman on suspicion of possessing a class A drug.

Special officers made the arrest overnight.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Carshalton MP hits out at Labour leader.

The Carshalton and Wallington MP has launched a stinging attack on the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tom Brake has tweeted that experts have continually warned that public finances will be weakened if the UK crashes out of the EU.

Mr Brake has condemned Corbyn for neither agreeing with the experts nor uttering that Britain will be better off outside the European Union.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

'For Fish Sake' campaign comes to Putney

People heading to Putney to catch a glimpse of today’s Great River Race are being asked to keep their litter to themselves.

The “For Fish Sake” campaign will be out in force with a display full of unusual rubbish that’s been collected from the Thames.

The aim is to show spectators how litter is harming our waterways and killing marine life both here and out at sea.

75% of flounder in the Thames has been found to have ingested plastic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Croydon to raise a flag for 999

The first ever Emergency Services Day will be marked in Croydon with a flag commemorating the services being flown over the Town Hall.

The annual event is to celebrate the one million people who work in the field.

The flag will be raised up the flagpole at 9am on Sunday, the 9th day of the 9th month of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Croydon leisure centres get upgrades.

Croydon has started improvements to its leisure facilities with a four month makeover at the Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.

The changing rooms are being refurbished and the gym area improved while new bikes will be installed for spin enthusiasts.

Other centres at Waddon, South Norwood and Purley are to receive new gym equipment and redecoration.

The five and 11-a-side pitches at Monks Hill Sports Centre will also be replaced and improved with better floodlighting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am  

Friday, 7 September 2018

The sister of Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith has launched a stinging attack on her ex-husband Imran Khan

Jemima has blasted his new Pakistani government for bowing to far-right pressure and sacking an advisor because of his Ahmadi Muslim faith.

Atif Mian is considered one of the world's top young economists.

Ms Goldsmith wrote on Twitter;

'Indefensible and very disappointing. NB: The founder of Pakistan, "Quaid-I-Azam" appointed an Ahmadi as his Foreign Minister.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

A 19 year old has gone missing from Hounslow



Cliff Eastwood from Devon was last seen on Tuesday afternoon at a family member’s home.

He is mixed race, about 6ft, of athletic build, with curled hair that is shaved on the sides and he has a nose ring.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A drug dealer who got nearly £87,000 after pretending he lived in Grenfell Tower has been jailed for more than 6 years

26 year old Yonatan Eyob was put up in a hotel and given a food allowance and pre-paid cards following the tragedy in June last year.

Drugs and mobile phones were found in his room, along with credit cards and around £3,000 in cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

The National Trust is borrowing £100 million to invest in its cafes, car parks, shops and toilets

It will spend around £20 million a year over the next five years to improve facilities.

The trust has announced all-time record-high visitor numbers, but lower levels of satisfaction.

Sites under its management include Ham House, Polesden Lacey and Osterley Park and House.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

BA could be fined half a billion pounds after the personal and financial details of around 380,000 customers were stolen in a hack

New regulations mean the Heathrow based airline might end up with a fine of either £17 million or 4% of its global turnover.

The theft took place over two weeks last month.

Daniel Prince is a cyber-security professor.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Met Police has confirmed it’s looking into a dog attack in Sutton High Street

3 year old Dre Galaky was attacked on August the 21st after trying to stroke two dogs that were tied up outside a shop.

One is said to have pulled the toddler to the ground before attacking him.

He was rescued by an off duty nurse and paramedic who were near-by and taken to St George’s for stitches to his face.

A 29 year old man has been interviewed under caution and released pending further inquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

British Airways could face a fine of half a billion pounds over the hacking of its website and app

It could be charged 4% of its global turnover after 380,000 people had their card details stolen.

The airline's apologised and has promised compensation to customers who lose money.

James from Epsom has had to cancel his bank card and a new one won't arrive until next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

The Lib Dem leader says he'll step down after Brexit is "resolved or stopped"

Twickenham MP, Sir Vince Cable, insists he'll stay in the role to steer the party through any issues linked to Brexit.

That includes a possible general election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

There are around 150 children on the transplant list in the UK right now



40 of those are at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

To raise awareness this Organ Donation Week, staff, patients and families have joined Twickenham based Singing Hands.

The group visits youngsters in their hospital beds to sign songs and stories to them.

They have recorded a music video in sign language to draw attention to the fact more donors are desperately needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Home Office has revealed that the number of child abductions in Surrey has hit a “five year high”

17 crimes were recorded between 2017 and 2018 by police, where a child was abducted.

This is a vast increase from 2012-2013 when just 2 crimes took place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The longest serving member of Wandsworth Council is retiring after 43 years

Neil Kennet joined the authority at the age of 18 working as a clerical assistant.

He then joined the electoral registration team in 1980 when he took a job as the Deputy Electoral Registration Manager.

He says how he much he has enjoyed working for the council and nothing ever made him want to leave.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Kingston Council dismisses residents fears about New Malden's Fountain Roundabout as it presses ahead with re-development



Only 15 of the 45 flats given the go ahead for the Fountain Roundabout site in New Malden will be affordable

Kingston Council has given the go ahead after weeks of deliberation.

Residents had rejected the initial plans on the basis they weren’t in keeping with the area and were too large, and the site has been derelict ever since.

The development will also include a new retail unit, despite the fact residents say many of the shops in the high street remain empty.

There will also only be 17 parking spaces for the development, despite the fact there are over 40 flats.

The council is pressing ahead with London Mayor Sadiq Khan's recommendation the borough builds over 1,000 homes a year for the next 5 years.

But many have lamented the fact that New Malden is being "over-developed" with sites like the Shell Garage in Coombe Road, Cock's Crescent and the Coombe Road development all seeing new builds despite mass opposition.

We've asked the council for an interview.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

The Lib Dem leader has revealed he's going to step down, but not just yet.

Sir Vince Cable, who is also MP for Twickenham, wants to first, see through plans that would allow someone who isn't an MP to replace him.

He's refused to give a "timeline" for his departure.

But he says there's another issue that needs to be sorted out before he goes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Lib Dem Leader and Twickenham MP is due to speak out today on party reforms

The Lib Dem leader apparently wants his party to adopt a “registered supporter” system that would allow non-members to help decide who becomes leader.

The proposal is similar to the Labour Party system that helped Jeremy Corbyn seize the leadership in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  


50% of start-ups will fail in the first 5 years due to a lack of financial support.

That’s the worrying data from British Business Bank, a government-owned economic development bank.

53,000 people are employed by small and medium enterprises, or SMEs, in Kingston alone.

Former Dragon’s Den investor Piers Linney says we need to be supporting these types of businesses.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

An attention-grabbing street art sculpture has appeared in Croydon town centre.

A traditional red phone box which looks as though it has had chunks bitten out of it like an apple was installed on North End on Tuesday night.

It has been created as one of a number of pieces of art popping up around the town as part of the RISE Festival in the town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Gas mains could stall Wisley Interchange scheme

Gas mains could prove a challenge for the Wisley Interchange widening scheme.

Highways England is planning on expanding the A3 where it meets the M25 at Wisley.

But preliminary work has found that one of the largest gas mains in the South East runs parallel to the A3 along that stretch.

Two miles worth of pipework would need to be relayed before any work got underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Harlequins go for win number two

Harlequins will hope to build on their positive start under former England defence coach Paul Gustard when they head to Northampton in the rugby union Premiership later.

They thrashed Sale 51-23 in his first game in charge at the Twickenham Stoop.

Saints are looking for a first win under new boss Chris Boyd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 am  

After a series of incursions, it’s been revealed the cost to clean up more than 40 tonnes of rubbish at Poulter Park was nearly £13,000

17 vehicles were parked on the site for nearly 2 weeks whilst a total of 114 caravans and other vehicles were on the site over the 43 day period which started on the 13th July.

Beddington Park was hit twice as well as other areas including Fairland’s Park and Rosehill West.

Other incursions dating back to earlier in the year reached nearly £36,000 which included legal costs, staffing and repairs to property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 am  

Thursday, 6 September 2018

A man, who pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining money intended for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, has been sentenced to over three-years in jail.



Antonio Gouveia, of no fixed address, had previously pleaded guilty to obtaining money, a laptop and accommodation by deception.

Gouveia falsely claimed to have lived with a female in a Flat on the 7th floor; however officers later deemed that he had never lived in the property.

He was caught after the real owner of the flat went to claim emergency relief aid but was told it had already been collected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Missing 64 year old man from Esher, John Trevor Smith has been found safe and well.

**Updated**

It’s thought he may be in the Surrey or South West London area.

Concerns are growing as John suffers from dementia and may appear to be confused.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 9in tall, medium build, short white/grey receding hair, wearing a mid-blue baseball cap, mid-blue jumper, beige jacket, brown chinos and kingfisher blue trainers.

If you see John, please contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

A man has been jailed for four years after admitting burgling two houses in Epsom and Kingswood.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

A meeting is taking place for parents in Wandsworth tonight to give them advice on the schools’ admissions process.

The aim is to give them a better understanding of how to apply for a secondary school place next September.

The Council is urging all parents to attend to have their questions answered so they can prepare for the next academic year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

A Kensington firefighter has personally apologised to families of residents on the 14th floor of Grenfell Tower who were told to stay put in the burning building.

Speaking at the Public Enquiry and giving evidence, Desmond Murphy said, "I'm very sorry we couldn't get your loved ones out of the building."

He added: "If I had taken anyone down, it would have led them to a very early death. It was not safe."

Four of the eight residents advised to remain in flat 113 died that night.

He felt pride as to what he and his colleagues had managed to achieve on the 14th floor, but similarly felt guilty and confusion for not being able to do enough.

The emotion of the night’s events made him physically sick, something which had never happened before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

A group of artists is funding a project at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher

The Solace Project is a hands-on project which has been set up by art graduates from Central St Martin's.

It’s an opportunity for patients to pass on and share their artistic skills with their children and families as part of their legacy.

The scheme has allowed people to regain some control and get them though such a difficult time of their lives.

Sophie, an artist who helped set up the project says it is close to her heart as her mother was terminally ill and an immersion in art allowed her to bond with her daughter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Met Police’s Flying Squad is celebrating its 100th birthday

In 1918, 12 specially chosen detectives were called to form what would become one of the most prominent crime forces in London.

Its first high-profile success was against a gang of armed robbers in 1948.

They intended to steal a consignment of gold bullion worth £250,000 from a warehouse at Heathrow Airport but were intercepted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Leaders Surrey have thrashed champions Essex by 10 wickets in cricket's County Championship to close in on the title

They're now 43 points clear with just three games to go.

Worcestershire remain rooted to the bottom of the table after losing to Hampshire, who've moved further clear of danger by winning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

The Crossrail delay could end up costing £20 million in lost revenue

Transport commissioner Mike Brown says it’s "manageable" but it’s "too early" to confirm what extra costs will come from the delay.

He’s been giving evidence at the London Assembly following the announcement the service will start next year and not this year.

It is being built to link Essex in the east to Heathrow in the west.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Property and land owners currently based in and around Croydon’s Whitgift Centre have been handed their removal notices

The Council is compulsory purchasing various sites so it can press ahead with its £1.4billion Westfield development.

While the council is leading the process, the Croydon Partnership is funding all fees and purchase costs.

It’s hoped they’ll take control next year and the site will be finished by 2023.

Mayor Sadiq Khan is welcoming the development.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Workers on South Western Railway are going to go on strike again this weekend.

Members of the RMT union voted by 9-1 in favour of more industrial action and will walk out for 24 hours this Saturday and again next Saturday.

It's part of the long running dispute with management about the role of guards on trains.

More than 2,000 trains were cancelled out of Waterloo during the last strike action last weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Sutton Community Farm is preparing for this year’s Harvest Festival

The site in Woodmansterne Lane, which is leased from Surrey County Council, is run with the help of over 50 volunteers.

Residents can order their produce online before either having it delivered, or collecting it.

This year's Harvest Festival on the 15th, will be open to the public for touring and tasting.

Farm Manager Alice Brown tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer it’s about celebrating real food.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

A man’s been stabbed near Whitton station

Officers were called at 6.30 last night to reports the man was attacked by a suspect who then jumped onto the tracks.

The suspect was not found despite an extensive search by armed officers and specially trained dogs.

The victim was taken to hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall has officially re-opened today after fire ripped though it in 2015



Award winning architects Haworth Tompkins were charged with bringing it back to life.

The Grade II listed Victorian centre has also undergone a £13 million re-development with funding from the National Lottery.

The new season of theatre has been named “Phoenix” to represent a phoenix rising from the ashes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Autumn is the time for conkers, but it seems they may be a little late coming this year

The Woodland Trust says the hot summer and drought has resulted in a delay in conker growth across Surrey and the South East.

The first sighting of a ripe conker in the South East was as early as July the 17th last year in Buckinghamshire.

However, this year there have been no reported sightings in the region.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

The Green Party’s new co-leaders have thanked the public for their support following the recent leadership elections.

The Green Party’s new co-leaders have thanked the public for their support following the recent leadership elections.

Streatham Councillor Jon Bartley will resume the role he was sharing with MP Caroline Lucas, with London Assembly Member Sian Berry.

While thanking voters, Jon explained how the future of the party is going to look.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A programme aimed at helping women from ethnic minorities in Richmond learn English has been given a grant from the council.

The "Learn English at Home" scheme aims to help them combat isolation and boost their language skills with one-to-one sessions.

However, the organisers have now been given nearly £2,800 to set up a weekly hour and a half class at Whitton Community Centre.

Director Kate Brown says the class will provide “a really important stepping stone for our vulnerable and isolated clients”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Around 300 tonnes of rubbish was left on the streets following this year’s Notting Hill carnival

That’s the equivalent of 25 London buses.

Kensington and Chelsea council says the most challenging aspect of the festival was the clean-up.

The task was completed by 200 cleaners supported by 30 refuse trucks and sweepers in time for the start of the working week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

A single mother who was sentenced to 6 months in prison at HMP Bronzefield in Ashford has been released after 4 weeks by the Court of Appeal.

26 year old Naomi James "should not have been imprisoned until she had a proper opportunity to have a solicitor, on behalf of the court".

She was apparently found in contempt for missing a hearing to give a witness statement in a family dispute over her dead fathers pension fund.

Advocate-Solicitor Abigail Ashford says the original rulling was unfair as Ms James was not given enough time to seek legal advice as she had no access to a telephone whilst in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

David Beckham appears at Wimbledon Magistrates Court

David Beckham is fighting an allegation that he went 59mph in a 40mph speed limit in Paddington at the start of the year.

At Wimbledon Magistrates Court, his lawyer has defended his case on the grounds that the notice of prosecution issued to David Beckham arrived a day late of the statutory 14 day window, making the case “defective”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 am  

Parents in Surrey have been shown some dashcam footage by police of children in Chertsey cycling dangerously against traffic.

Parents in Surrey have been shown some dashcam footage by police of children in Chertsey cycling dangerously against traffic.

Runnymede Police posted it on their Facebook on Tuesday as a warning to parents.

Police say this is part of an emerging trend in which young people ride on one wheel amongst traffic as part of organised ride outs.

According to police, the trend began in 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Sutton’s Community Farm is preparing for this year’s annual Harvest Festival.

Sutton’s Community Farm is preparing for this year’s annual Harvest Festival.

The site in Woodmansterne Lane, which is leased from Surrey County Council, is run with the help of over 50 volunteers.

Residents can order their produce online before either having it delivered, or collecting it.

Manager Alice Brown says it’s about celebrating real food.



The Harvest Festival is open to all on the 15th of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Veterans are struggling to get back into work after leaving the Armed Forces

At least 20,000 wounded, injured or sick veterans are struggling to get back into work after leaving the Armed Forces.

Lucy Mayer has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 am  

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Croydon Council wants to know what you think about New Addington

Croydon Council will be holding a series of meetings this month to hear what residents have to say about the regeneration of New Addington.

The possible options are a new wellbeing centre, an improved green space in front of the new leisure centre, and new homes and shops.

The engagement events are listed below:

  • Tuesday, 11 September, 9am-4pm, Outdoor Market on the Market Square, Central Parade, New Addington
  • Thursday, 13 September, 9am-1.30pm, Indoor Market at New Addington Community Centre
  • Tuesday, 18 September, 4pm-8pm, New Addington Community Centre . Please note that this event will run in parallel with the consultation for the Suburban Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Guidance 2.
  • Thursday, 20 September, 9am-1.30pm, Indoor Market at New Addington Community Centre
  • Friday 21 September, 9am-4pm, Outdoor Market on the Market Square, Central Parade, New Addington.
  • Saturday, 22 September, 12 noon-4pm, New Addington Fun Day, Market Square, Central Parade

Between the 10th of September and 30th, exhibitions, with questionnaires available to be completed, will also be available at the below locations:

  • Addington Community Centre
  • New Addington Library
  • Fieldway Family Centre
  • Timebridge Youth Centre

If residents are unable to attend these exhibitions, the questionnaire can also be found here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Train station cafe wins Elmbridge's best independent retailer for the second year running

Café Noir at Thames Ditton station has been named the borough’s best independent retailer for the second year in a row.

Residents say “this is mainly due to its owner, Al, who is the kindest, happiest man around”

The Elmbridge Independent Retailer awards found customers value exemplar customer service, quality, and the personal touch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

A serial sex attacker from Colliers Wood has had his release bid rejected

A parole board has rejected the release bid of serial sex attacker who targeted women in South London.

Kirk Reid from Colliers Wood was jailed in 2009 for 28 offences including 2 rapes, but has been linked to up to 100 other allegations.

He was given a life term, and ordered to serve a minimum of seven-and-a-half years.

Dubbed the 'Night Bus Beast', Reid would follow the N155 night bus as it travelled through Clapham, Balham, and Tooting waiting for women to step off.

A panel today ruled that Reid's sentence could be reviewed again in two years, and that he should not be moved to an open prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Police are searching for a boy who had his bike stolen in a mugging in Epsom but didn't report it

Police are looking for a boy who reportedly had his bike stolen in Epsom but hasn’t come forward about it.

On Bank Holiday Monday, a family was confronted by two or three men with knives.

Nothing was taken, but another man went across the road and stole a boy’s bike.

The men were in a black Toyota with yellow wing mirrors.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Fire broke out in Vauxhall earlier

Crews were called to a block of flats under construction in Nine Elms Lane just after 3:30 this afternoon.

The fire was under control by 4:15, and only a small part of the ninth floor was damaged.

There are no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

The London Wetland Centre in Barnes is to get its own “man shed”

It’s going to host an event especially for men on the morning of Thursday the 13th.

The aim is to tackle isolation often felt but not talked about by men including retiring, losing a job or empty nest syndrome.

The Men’s Shed will allow them to take part in woodwork and metalwork, building items like bird houses to be use at the centre.

It was announced yesterday that the UK's male suicide rate is at its lowest level on record.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Four police officers in Chertsey have been injured while arresting a suspected shoplifter

They sustained injuries ranging from bites to cuts, and two were spat at.

The suspect was alleged to have stolen from the Sainsbury’s and assaulted a member of staff.

The investigation is ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

A man is in a serious condition after being stabbed at the UK Grime awards in Hammersmith

Police were called to the Apollo at 9pm yesterday.

The 37 year old was found suffering from stab wounds, and is currently in hospital.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

The Met police has released images of the men accused of poisoning the Skripals



The images show the perfume bottle used, and the two going through airport security at Heathrow on the 4th of March.

Earlier Scotland Yard named the men as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov while acknowledging they are probably false names.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

750 jobs have been saved at restaurant chain Gaucho - as it's being bought out of administration

Banking groups Investec and SC Lowy, which are the firm's lenders, have come up with a way to buy the firm, which has a popular outlet in Richmond Riverside.

The sale is expected to be completed by the middle of next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

A man’s been freed from his car by fire fighters in South Croydon

It’s after his vehicle collided with a house in Croham Road in the early hours.

Four people left the house, which sustained structural damage, before the arrival of the brigade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

258 jobs are going at Royal Bank of Scotland as it closes another 54 branches - including Kingston and Kensington High Street

As it's no longer splitting off some into a challenger bank it wants to avoid having Natwest and RBS outlets too close to each other.

The lender, which is still 62% owned by the taxpayer, says today's closures are on top of the 162 announced earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Tom Brake spent yesterday sat outside the Nigerian High Commission



The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has launched the Free Leah campaign.

The teenager is being held captive by Boko Haram, because she refused to recant her Christian faith.

She’s so far been detained for 198 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

A First World War veteran has been honoured in Richmond



Private Walter Leigh Rayfield was born in the borough in 1881 before relocating to Vancouver at the age of 10.

He was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross for three acts of bravery during the conflict; he died in 1949 after returning to Canada.

His name has been added to the war memorial at Richmond riverside.

November marks 100 years since the end of WW1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

The MP for South Croydon has tweeted criticism at Jeremy Corbyn

Chris Philp wrote “What Corbyn has done to the Labour party, which for over a century has been a great national institution, is appalling. What he would do to the country if ever given the chance is far worse.”

It comes after a row within the Labour party surrounding anti-Semitism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

The Lib Dem leader Vince Cable has told TalkRADIO “I am not stepping down as leader of the Liberal Democrats2

The MP for Twickenham announced the news in an interview earlier.

He is due to announce some party reforms on Friday and insists he will “be here for a long time”.

He also plans to develop his own career but failed to comment on how or what he is planning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A man has appeared in Staines Magistrates court charged with threatening two paramedics with a fake gun in Cobham.

A man has appeared in Staines Magistrates court charged with threatening two paramedics with a fake gun in Cobham.

He has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause another to believe that unlawful violence would be used against them, and breaching his criminal behaviour order.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said the paramedics involved were left "very shaken" by the experience.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

5,000 people are expected to flock to the banks of the Thames at Richmond on Saturday.

5,000 people are expected to flock to the banks of the Thames at Richmond on Saturday.

It’s to mark the return of the annual Great River Race.

Over 300 rowboats will take part in the spectacle starting at Greenwich and finishing at Ham House.

Here’s race chairman Roger Mutton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Historic railings in Fulham have been given a new lease of life after volunteers teamed up with the council to repair them.

Historic railings in Fulham have been given a new lease of life after volunteers teamed up with the council to repair them.

More than 1,000 metres of the Victorian railings around Bishops Park were scrubbed, repainted and glossed as part of the project.

£4,000 worth of long-life, hard-wearing paint was donated by the business community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

The Fire Brigades Union says warnings about flammable cladding on buildings were ignored by government ministers for years before the Grenfell tower disaster.

Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union says warnings about flammable cladding on buildings were ignored by government ministers for years before the Grenfell tower disaster.

The FBU says it warned about the dangers of some types of cladding as long ago as 1999, following a blaze in Scotland.

It's calling for a new wide-ranging inquiry, as it thinks the terms of reference for the Grenfell inquiry are too narrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

SW London Area Manager on Business and Brexit

Research by Corporate Traveller has revealed that 23% of business owners fear Brexit will have an effect on how often their employees can travel.

With costs expected to rise, 1 in 4 business owners are worried about the impact leaving the EU will have.

Earlier. we asked Andy Hegley who has previously been based in South West London as the area manager of Corporate Traveller, what businesses can do to prepare.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Protests at oil and gas drilling sites in Surrey have been banned from using direct action.

Protests at oil and gas drilling sites in Surrey have been banned from using direct action.

UK Oil and Gas Investments said the protestors were acting unlawfully by obstructing access to their sites and an interim injunction has now been granted.

But Friends of the Earth has reacted to the ruling saying it has "far-reaching consequences for free speech".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Europa withdraw from oil exploration in Leith Hill

Surrey County Council Lib Dem councillor Hazel Watson has welcomed the withdrawal of the Europa Oil and Gas Company from oil exploration at the Leith Hill site in the Dorking Hills.

In a statement Mrs Watson said she’s delighted that the ten year battle against the planning application for oil exploration “has finally been won”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am  

Crystal Palace say no to new singing section

A group of Crystal Palace football fans have expressed disappointment at the club’s criticism of their plan to create a new singing section at Selhurst Park.

The Holmsedale Fanatics had talks with the club last season about moving from the Lower Holmesdale Stand to behind the goal.

The club initially viewed the idea favourably but in a statement they now say it’s not feasible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

A 16 year old boy arrested by counter terrorism officers has been released under investigation

Police raided an address in Strawberry Hill last Wednesday, and found cannabis plants and a suspected imitation firearm.

They also found an unknown substance, which has since been found to be non-hazardous.

The teenager was released yesterday, but police are still investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 pm  

Immunotherapy may work well on men with an especially aggressive form of prostate cancer

That’s according to a new study published today by researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.

It found men with specific faults in their tumours that make their DNA “error prone” don’t survive as long as others.

These types of tumours are more likely to stimulate an immune response, meaning patients should respond well to immunotherapy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

Police investigating a hate crime in Esher have released a picture of the suspect they’re looking for



A man was in Claremont Lane at around 6.45pm last Thursday when another man approached him.

He started swearing and shouting racially abusive comments at him.

The man in question was dressed in a smart grey suit with brown brogues, and he was carrying a laptop bag over his shoulder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Surrey’s Rory Burns has passed 1,000 Championship runs for the County Cricket season

But the 28 year old captain was left out of the squad for the final test against India.

Surrey are firmly at the top of the division one table, and at the close are 256 for 4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

The number of reported measles cases in Surrey is four times higher than last year according to Public Health England

Over 40 cases have been reported in the county since January.

Travel to and from Europe is being blamed for the rise.

England and Wales has seen more than 2,000 cases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a fire in Fulham on Saturday afternoon

Part of a sixth floor flat was damaged in the blaze in Townmead Road.

There were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

There are fears the Croydon Cat Killer has struck again after the remains of a mutated cat was discovered in Kent

Police were called after being alerted to a grim discovery by neighbours.

The feline was found yesterday just before 6.30pm on St Hilda Road in Folkestone.

Investigations are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Work will begin on Lidl’s new headquarters in Tolworth this month



The supermarket chain is in the process of moving all operations there from Wimbledon.

The 250,000 sq ft building is expected to be completed on time, within two years.

The £70 million development, just off the Kingston Road, was given the go ahead by Kingston Council in 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Fulham's Marcus Bettinelli's been called up by England for the first time

There are now four goalkeepers in the squad for matches against Spain and Switzerland.

He joins Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Alex McCarthy.

Midfielder Adam Lallana's returned to Liverpool because of injury.

He has a groin strain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Manhunt launched in Surrey



43 year old Marcus Wingfield is wanted after absconding from HMP Sudbury, a category D “open” prison in Derbyshire on Saturday.

He has links to Surrey and may well come back to the area.

Wingfield was convicted and sentenced for burglary in April last year at Truro Crown Court and was jailed for four years and six months.

He is described as white, 5ft 10 tall, of a medium build with short brown hair.

He has a number of tattoos, including one on his lower left arm of a smiley face. He has a tattoo of a face on his left arm and a tattoo of a heart with the name “Zoe” inside on his right arm.

He also has a “Kerri-Ann” tattoo on his left hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

A man from Hayes who used online marketplace Gumtree to set up meetings with his unsuspecting victims before robbing them has been jailed for eight years



18 year old Abdullahi Ahmed pleaded guilty to five counts of robbery and one count of theft.

Ahmed struck on six separate occasions across London over a three week period in April.

On one occasion, he arranged to meet a man in Hounslow on the pretence of buying two pairs of designer shoes.

As the victim was getting the shoes from his car, Ahmed produced a knife, threatened the victim and stole the shoes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

People in a part of Merton Park say mounds of rubbish left uncollected near a church is unacceptable



Pictures of numerous green sacks near in Church Path near St Mary’s Church have appeared on Twitter.

They’ve allegedly been there since last Wednesday.

Residents say it’s particularly unpleasant for those attending weddings or funerals.

Veolia, which is in charge of rubbish collection, has been contacted.

Pic @Jeremywoods18 on Twitter

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Bentalls Kingston parent company cutting jobs

Retailer Fenwick is cutting over 400 jobs at its department stores.

The company, which owns Bentalls Kingston, has axed 119 at its flagship store in Newcastle alone.

A spokesperson for the company says that increased online competition has added to the struggles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reached a deal with Spanish authorities in which he agreed to a prison sentence of a year for allegations of tax fraud.

It's thought the Manchester United manager will spend it on probation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Those who don’t pass a roadside eyesight test will now lose their license immediately

A driver must be able to read a number plate from as far as 20 metres away.

The move comes after an 87 year old had a near miss with a police car at the weekend after trying to access the A3 in Woking the wrong way.

The driver subsequently failed a roadside test with officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

One of the country’s biggest trade unions says it wants a public vote on the final Brexit deal

Wimbledon based GMB Union thinks promises made during the referendum are "not the reality we are facing."

The organisation is also one of the biggest donors to the Labour Party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

A Streatham councillor has been re-elected as joint leader of the Green Party

Jonathan Bartley will maintain the role alongside newly elected London Assembly member Sian Berry.

Mr Bartley had shared the leadership role with MP Caroline Lucas, but she decided not to stand again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Three women have been arrested in West London on suspicion of terrorism offences

A 53-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl were detained after a search at a property.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested at a separate address.

All three are being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Homeowners in a part of Mitcham are without water this afternoon

Thames Water has confirmed there’s a burst pipe in Rowan Road.

A bottled water collection point has been set up at the Pollards Hill Youth Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

A man's admitted strangling his elderly mother to death in Hayes



71-year-old Onees Khatoon was found dead at the home she shared with Majid Butt in May.

The 51-year-old will be sentenced next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Police say reports of gunshots in Morden were actually fireworks

Officers were called to Cannon Hill Common in the early hours of this morning.

Specialist teams and the police helicopter were deployed.

No suspects were found but officers are asking anyone with information to the initial report to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

17 year old Britney Garman returned home yesterday evening, she was previously missing and it was thought she was in the Epsom and Woking areas.

17 year old Britney Garman returned home yesterday evening, she was previously missing and it was thought she was in the Epsom and Woking areas.

She has reportedly been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

New figures from HACAN has revealed Heathrow airport still remains in a league of its own when it comes to noise

New figures from HACAN has revealed Heathrow airport still remains in a league of its own when it comes to noise.

75,000 people are impacted by noise from the airport, that's 7 times more than those affected by Manchester’s airport which came second after Heathrow on the league table.

Liverpool Airport came last with just 3,000 people being affected by noise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Three people, including a 16-year-old girl, have been arrested on suspicion of funding terrorism.

Three people, including a 16-year-old girl, have been arrested on suspicion of funding terrorism.

The teenager and two women, aged 26 and 53, were detained at two separate addresses in west London this morning.

Officers also searched the buildings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Leatherhead’s Royal Mail is blaming staff shortages for serious issues with deliveries, as some have gone days without letters.

Residents claim they have been late receiving vital bills and other letters.

One woman who runs a charity from home claims ill children have missed out on letters that are designed to cheer them up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Alison Dickie from Leatherhead who had been missing since the end of last month has now been found following the appeal.

Alison Dickie from Leatherhead who had been missing since the end of last month has now been found following the appeal.

Police said she was found in Monday after last being seen in Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

People across Elmbridge are being encouraged to attend a series of community meetings over the next three months.

People across Elmbridge are being encouraged to attend a series of community meetings over the next three months.

The Your Voice Matters events have been organised by the council.

The aim is to give residents the chance to ask question, raise concerns and feed back ideas.

The Leader of the Council will be available to take questions on subjects like unauthorised encampments.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

People across Richmond are going to be able to put their concerns about South Western Railway straight to the boss next week

Company director Andy Mellors is going to face members of the public and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith at a meeting.

The company has just finished a weekend of walk outs, which affected over 2,000 trains out of Waterloo.

The meeting is taking place at Duke Street Church on Wednesday at 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 am  

HMP High Down in Banstead has "resisted improvement due to continued overcrowding"

Chief Inspector Peter Clarke says only 2 out of 14 recommendations relating to training and educations have been implemented since 2015.

Mr Clarke also says violence has increased, largely because of drugs.

The prison service says a “significant influx” of new staff will mean improvement over the next few months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Ryanair claims it and other airlines at Stansted are being discriminated against

The carrier's looked at air traffic control delays in the London area over three months.

It says 52% were at the Essex airport, with just 10% at Gatwick and none at Heathrow.

Provider Nats says it can't be blamed for Ryanair's performance over the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 3 September 2018

London councils have invested over £1.8 billion in fracking companies through pension funds

Data released today shows out of all the authorities in the capital, Merton has invested the highest percentage at 5.7.

Hammersmith and Fulham is next at 5.4% followed by Redbridge in East London at 4%.

Questions are being asked as to why councils are ploughing money into fracking when support for it is consistently low.

Hydraulic fracturing is a process that’s been used commercially for 65 years to extract oil, mainly in the US.

But environmentalists claim the high pressure used can cause earthquakes and lead to oil spills.

Companies being invested in by the councils, according to Friends of the Earth, include BP and Royal Dutch Shell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Putney MP Justine Greening hits out at Theresa May

Number 10 has hit back at Boris Johnson for claiming Britain is waving the "white flag" in Brexit negotiations.

Downing Street says the former Foreign Secretary has offered "no new ideas to respond to."

But pro-EU former Cabinet minister Justine Greening, who wants a second referendum, agrees with Mr Johnson that Mrs May's plan for Brexit is dead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

Only a handful of people received organ donations in Kingston last year

We’re being urged to discuss organ donation with loved ones.

It’s after new figures revealed almost 400 people have died in greater London over the last 5 years because of a lack of donations.

London has the lowest regional consent rate at 59% compared to the UK average of 66%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police say they need witnesses to a shooting near Clapham Junction station to come forward

A 16 year old boy was shot in York Road in the early hours of yesterday.

His condition is not life threatening; no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Fire has broken out at a block of flats in Hounslow

A small part of a first floor flat in Wheatlands is alight.

The brigade was called at 4.30.

The cause isn’t known at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

A woman has been stabbed in Battersea

The victim in her 20s was attacked in Burns Road at around 8 o’clock last night.

A man handed himself in at a police station and was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Families in Greater London are being urged to discuss organ donation with their loved ones during organ donation week

New figures have revealed that 387 people from the region have died while waiting for a transplant in the last five years.

Figures show that 25 people in Hounslow received a transplant between 2017 and 18 whilst there were fewer than 5 in Kingston.

London had the lowest regional consent rate at 59% compared with a UK average of 66%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Merton council has invested the highest percentage of pension funds in fracking companies in London

Data released today by Platform London, 350.org and Friends of the Earth, has revealed collectively, London authorities have handed over £1.8 billion to the industry.

Merton’s contribution stands at 5.7% followed by Hammersmith and Fulham at 5.4%

The fracking process is abhorred by many environmentalists who claim it can cause earthquakes and oil spills.

Meanwhile, there’s been a partial victory for six women from Surrey and Sussex who are fighting an application to frack near Gatwick.

UK Oil and Gas wants to start work at Horse Hill.

A High Court judge has ruled people should be allowed to openly protest, but did not put a stop to the process.

The six say they’ll carry on fighting the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The Met Police force is “running out of things to sell.”

That’s according to bosses at the Metropolitan Police Federation, who have been releasing land in order to make huge savings.

Sites that have been sold off include Chelsea Police station in 2015 for £40 million, and Fulham Police station in 2016 for £20 million.

The details have been released under Freedom of Information requests.

Chairman of the Met Police Ken Marsh says the “crown jewels have been sold off” and it’s “really worrying for society.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Cladding is being blamed for the 2016 tower block fire in Shepherd’s Bush

Inside Housing claims the panels used on the Charecroft Estate have not yet been removed from the building.

In a report, put together under a Freedom of Information request, it’s claimed refurbishment work was being carried out at the time.

No one was injured in the blaze, but 50 people were made temporarily homeless.

The fire came less than a year before the Grenfell disaster in neighbouring North Kensington.

We’re awaiting a statement from Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man has been charged following a “siege” in Cobham on Friday

Jeffrey Birnie is charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause another to believe unlawful violence would be used against them.

He’s also charged with breaching a criminal behaviour order he received last year.

Police were called at 11.30am to Freelands Road to reports an imitation firearm had been pulled on paramedics.

They were on the scene for over 6 hours; no injuries were reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Anti-Semitic graffiti has been discovered on the tow path between Chiswick and Kew Bridges

The graffiti reads 'Hitler was right' and 'the Holocaust was a lie,' with the perpetrators also drawing Swastikas.

A Richmond Council Spokesperson says: “The Council was made aware on Friday via social media and has reported it to the Police and Council officers will remove it shortly”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Twickenham Film Studios has tweeted how their thoughts are with those affected by the fire that broke out in Liverpool’s Littlewood building last night.

The building was due to receive £50 million to be renovated and have some new film studios built after being vacant since 2003.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Researchers are looking for men in Surrey who are living with prostate cancer.

Researchers are looking for men in Surrey who are living with prostate cancer.

The University of Surrey and the Royal Surrey County Hospital wants volunteers for a new two year long trial.

It’ll centre on whether exercise can improve life for men diagnosed with the disease.

The study is being funded by men’s health charity, the Movember Foundation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Buggyfit returns to the streets of Kingston this month.

Buggyfit returns to the streets of Kingston this month.

Walkers will set off from Kingston Bridge to Hampton court to raise money for Kingston Hospital’s charity Born Too Soon.

Walkers are hoping to raise £9,000 for an oxygen monitor for the site’s neonatal unit.

It’s used to help unwell and premature babies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Kensington and Aldridge Academy in west London has re-opened for the first time in 16 weeks.

Kensington and Aldridge Academy in North Kensington has re-opened for the first time in 16 weeks.

72 people died in the Grenfell disaster in June last year.

5 were pupils at the Academy beneath the Grenfell Tower.

The school has promised to appoint an independent structural engineer and air-quality inspectors to reassure parents, councillors will also be on duty to support students.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Organ week starts this week and NHS Blood and Transplant is urging Londoners to save lives through organ donation.

712 people in London were saved by a transplant last year.

But 5 or fewer received a transplant in Kingston, and only 8 received one in Richmond.

To find out more about organ donation, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

UPDATE: Missing Ashford girl found

Fourteen-year-old Rianna Endersby who's been missing from Ashford since last Wednesday has returned to her home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Ploughmans win Division Two crown

In the Surrey Cricket League this season’s first divisional champion has been decided.

Ploughmans took the Division Two title after their nine wicket win over Ewell on the weekend.

In top flight action Sutton Challengers and Surrey Seamers both recorded big wins.

Sutton has a slim advantage over the Seamers at the top of the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses after a bank in Banstead was ram raided

An ATM cash machine at Barclays Bank in the High Street was removed using a digger shortly before 2am this morning.

It’s believed the thieves took off in a dark coloured convertible BMW and a Land Rover Defender.

However officers are still keen to speak to two people seen on CCTV who may have further information on the vehicles used by the suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

Lib Dem Councillors are worried about Surrey's children's centres

Surrey’s Lib Dem Councillors are expressing concerns about the future of the county’s children’s centres.

It comes after the Conservative administration announced plans to close 58 centres.

Leader of the Lib Dems at County Hall Chris Botten is calling on residents to rally in support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

An 87 year old from Woking has been banned from driving

An elderly driver from Woking has surrendered his driving licence after nearly hitting a police car.

Surrey Police were patrolling the A3 at Ripley when the Honda Jazz pulled out of a junction, before driving the wrong way down the road.

The 87 year old driver was found to only be able to read a number plate just 7.3 metres away.

He’s been reported for two offences.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Man stabbed in Isleworth

Police say a man stabbed in Isleworth is now in a stable condition.

Ambulance services notified police of the attack after the man, in his 20s, self-presented himself at a hospital with multiple stab wounds yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the scene outside a petrol station on Twickenham Road at 4pm.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Kingston’s biggest festival is taking place today

Kingston Carnival, aimed at celebrating cultural diversity, sees thousands of people descending on the town.

The parade has taken place this lunchtime, and stalls and performances will be open all day in Ancient Market Place, in the High Street, at All Saints Church and in the Rose Theatre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Over 20 boats from Dunkirk are landing at Weybridge

Veterans from WW2 are being honoured with a cruise up the Thames in boats which took part in the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.

The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships keeps a register of the boats and their owners.

They set off from the Hampton Court at 11:30 this morning and are currently landing at Weybridge.

Over 20 boats from the battle are taking part, along with the Chelsea Pensioners and women of the WRNS.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Theresa May appears to have ruled out a 'People's Vote' on the terms of any Brexit deal

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the PM said to ask the question all over again would be a "gross betrayal of democracy."

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna says “however you voted in 2016, you did not vote for this chaotic Brexit shambles”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

UPDATE: Police say a 16 year-old injured in a shooting in Wandsworth is now in a stable condition

The victim had been described as critical after he was found in the York Road area in the early hours.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

John McDonnell says he's 'worried' about the prospect of the Labour Party splitting

In an interview with the New Statesman, the shadow chancellor and Hayes MP admits he's saddened by the damage allegations of anti-Semitism are doing to the party.

He says he wants to 'avoid a split at all costs'.

Ahead of a Jewish Labour Movement meeting today, senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner says the leadership must do more to tackle the issue.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

It looks like Hounslow council could be about to increase the number of parking enforcement officers in the borough

It’s due to an increase in the emergence of so called CPZs, or Controlled Parking Zones.

They’ve been cropping up as some people want to see more resident and business parking spaces made available.

14 have been introduced since 2013, but the number of enforcement officers on the borough’s streets has not risen at the same rate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Harlequins start rugby union Premiership in style

Former England defence coach Paul Gustard started life in charge of Harlequins in the rugby union Premiership with a big win.

Quins registered a comprehensive 51-23 victory over Sale at the Twickenham Stoop.

Exeter started their season by thrashing Leicester by 40 points to 6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

Police investigate Wandsworth shooting

A teenager is in a critical condition after being shot in Wandsworth.

Officers along with specialist firearms colleagues were called to the York Road area just before 1 this morning.

A 16-year-old male was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Crystal Palace say they can win without Zaha

Following yesterday’s 2-0 loss to Southampton at Selhurst Park Crystal Palace are once again facing questions about their failure to win without Wilfried Zaha.

He missed the Premier League game with a groin injury.

From the beginning of last season the Eagles have lost all league games in which the winger hasn’t featured.

Manager Roy Hodgson see’s it more as a mental stumbling block.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

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