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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Former Liberal Democrat leader, Lord Paddy Ashdown has died at the age of 77


He revealed early last month he was being treated for bladder cancer.

Chief Political Correspondent, Jon Craig, says the peer was highly regarded.



Sir Vince Cable, the current Lib Dem leader and MP for Twickenham, has paid tribute, saying it's "a hugely sad day."

He says politicians across the board had immense affection and respect for Paddy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Councillors in Wandsworth are standing by their decision to ban casinos in the borough

It follows a public consultation which showed that the majority of residents did not want to see casinos and more betting shops.

Licensing chairman, councillor Guy Humphries, says the decision will make it harder for new gambling establishments to open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

A 44-year-old man has gone missing from Croydon



Steven Newton was last seen by his family yesterday morning.

Police believe he could be in the Clapham or Brixton area.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm  

The Chairman of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare will leave his position in March

The NHS Trust won several awards including one for its innovative use of a wound care application under Stephen Swords.

It also won the Nursing Times award for employee satisfaction in October.

NHS Improvement is tasked with the selection of Stephen’s successor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Crystal Palace turnover Manchester City

Liverpool are top of the Premier League this evening after Manchester City’s shock 3-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace.

Chelsea are fourth on goal difference after a 1-nil loss to Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

Fulham picked up a vital point in their 1-all draw at Newcastle but they remain at the bottom on goal difference.

In the Championship Brentford registered a vital 1-nil win over fellow strugglers Bolton at Griffin Park.

QPR won 1-nil at Nottingham Forrest.

AFC Wimbledon are still bottom of League One despite an important 2-1 win at Wycombe.

Sutton beat FC Halifax 1-nil in the National League.

In the National League South Hampton & Richmond Borough suffered a 3-nil loss at home to Torquay but Woking scored a big 4-nil win at Billericay.

In the local derby at the King George’s Field in Tolworth promotion chasers Kingstonian beat Corinthian Casuals 2-1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm  

Two temporary CCTV cameras have been installed on busy routes in Croydon to help monitor anti-social behavior and drug use.

Two temporary CCTV cameras have been installed on busy routes in Croydon to help monitor anti-social behavior and drug use.

Residents called for the cameras following concerns about drug dealing.

The CCTV has been installed in eight locations including the High Street, Lansdowne Road and Milton Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

New CCTV and bigger fines are being introduced in Hammersmith to combat fly-tipping.

New CCTV and bigger fines are being introduced in Hammersmith to combat fly-tipping.

It comes after two men were caught dumping a mattress on a pavement in Shepherds Bush.

The council is looking for the suspects who following the fly-tip in Arminger Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Have you got what it takes to be a park ranger? That’s the question charity Royal Parks is asking.

Have you got what it takes to be a park ranger? That’s the question charity Royal Parks is asking.

It’s looking to recruit 20 people for the first stage of its Volunteer Community Ranger trial.

It will start in Bushy and Richmond Parks which, together, provide over 3,500 acres of parkland and are home to over a 1,000 deer.

The aim of rangers is to educate visitors on the wildlife and history of the parks as well as giving tips on how to protect them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Following strikes due on SWR today the Kingston and Surbiton MP has published a paper called “passengers must come first”.

Following strikes due on SWR today the Kingston and Surbiton MP has published a paper called “passengers must come first”.

Ed Davey told me what changes he thinks need to be made by the Transport Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Croydon will soon unveil one of its first affordable housing developments in the borough.

Croydon will soon unveil one of its first affordable housing developments in the borough.

Work started this year to turn the care home off Chipstead Avenue in Thornton Heath into three affordable rented flats and 24 flats.

The development by Brick by Brick is due to open in May .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Following the row Jeremy Corbyn found himself in earlier this week, about if he did or did not call the PM a “stupid woman”.

Following the row Jeremy Corbyn found himself in earlier this week, about if he did or did not call the PM a “stupid woman”.

Tom Brake the MP for Carshalton and Wallington said if he did make those remarks he should apologise, however Mr Brake, the EU spokesman for the Lib Dems went on to say:

It was more concerning that the house decided to focus on Mr Corbyn rather than discussions about a potential no deal scenario.

Meanwhile Ed Davey the MP for Surbiton and Kingston told us the People's Vote is gaining momentum


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Three men from Richmond have been jailed for offences involving £3 million worth of drugs.

Three men have been jailed for offences involving £3 million worth of drugs.

21 year old Eridon Luca, 24 year old Uesti Cenaj and 35 year old Eduard Luca all from Richmond have been sentenced to 8, 6 and 10 years in prison.

They pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A and class B drugs.

It comes after officers executed a drugs search warrant at an address on Sheen Court Road in Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

People who have experienced a stroke or brain injury are taking part in a special walking event today for Help for Heroes.

People who have experienced a stroke or brain injury are taking part in a special walking event today for Help for Heroes.

They’ll be strolling through Bushy Park as part of Walking Home for Christmas.

It’s been organised by The Rehab Practice; a stroke rehab clinic in Teddington.

Manager Orlaith Sealy explains why today’s walk is so important for those taking part.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Wandsworth gets more cash for electric car charging points.

Wandsworth’s goal to install up to 900 on-street charging points has been given a boost with investment of £400,000 from a government scheme.

A first wave of sockets have already been installed in lamp posts where residents requested them and this funding will add another 250.

The council is to install around 400 sockets in every suitable lamp post inside parts of Putney and Battersea adjacent to the proposed extension of the Mayor’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Adjacent parking spaces on the street will still be used by both electric and non-electric vehicles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am  

Police search for missing Feltham boy.


Hounslow police are asking for help to find a missing 15 year old boy from Feltham.

Mujtaba Sami was last seen on Wednesday, the 19th December when he was wearing grey trousers, a white shirt, blue blazer, and a blue tie with red stripes. He was carrying a navy blue salzenger rucksack.

Anyone who has seen or spoke to him is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 am  

Friday, 21 December 2018

A man from Clapham has pleaded guilty to assaulting a 51-year-old homeless man who later died following an attack in Trafalgar Square.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 pm  

Police are concerned for a woman who went missing from Croydon this morning and are appealing for help.



61 year old Angela Gaudoin has damage to her lung and therefore has trouble breathing.

They say for Angela to go missing is out of character and need to find her urgently.

Angela is a white female of large build, around 5ft 2 inches tall and has long dark hair, going grey. She was wearing a grey cape with a fur collar.

Anyone who has seen Angela or knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A gang of five who carried out cash-in-transit robberies across South London have been jailed for 57 years.



Images: Left to right: Ishmael Baptiste, Richard Roberts, Samir Smith, Mohammed Adan and Michael Ashman

The men, including two from Streatham and Croydon, would threaten their victims with crow bars before the thefts.

They were collectively convicted of seven robbery offences following an operation tackling organised crime networks.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Update: A man’s been stabbed in Chiswick High Road.


Photo credit: Hounslow MPS

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was treated by paramedics at the scene around 11.20 this morning before being rushed to hospital.

The Air ambulance was scrambled and landed nearby but the man was taken to hospital by road.

Police say they’re waiting for an update on his condition.

No arrests have been made at this time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

Within the last few minutes it's been confirmed that flights have now resumed once more, after an earlier suspension due to another drone sighting at Gatwick airport.

Drones caused Gatwick to close for more than thirty hours until early this morning.

Authorities have spent the day trying to clear a backlog of thousands of frustrated Christmas travellers.

Martin Brunt is there:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

First it was Crossrail, now it seems the Northern Line is facing delays to its opening as well

The £1.1 billion extension, which would connect the route to Battersea Power Station, is facing a nine month set-back.

It had originally been due to open in 2020.

But London Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed yesterday that the original target date is “under review.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Australian Open tennis organisers have followed Wimbledon by introducing final set tie-breaks

Matches that go the distance to 6-all will be won by the player who gets to 10-points first.

It means the French Open's now the only Grand Slam event were contests can be decided by a long last set.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

A union is claiming some staff at Epsom and St Helier hospitals have been plunged into severe financial difficulty this Christmas

GMB says it’s after Mitie made a payroll error.

The private company holds the cleaning, porter and catering contract for the two hospitals.

GMB members are claiming managers at Mitie are un-contactable over Christmas.

We were unable to get hold of anyone in a senior position today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Staff at Historic Royal Palaces are on strike

Workers at Tower of London, which includes the famous Beefeaters, Hampton Court and Kensington Palaces have walked out.

The GMB Union says its members voted by 9 to 1 in favour of the action which is over planned pension changes.

It claims about 120 staff are being moved from final salary pensions onto an "inferior" model.

No sites are closed as a result of strike action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A shopkeeper who stabbed a man to death in Mitcham has been jailed for 16 years



44 year old Selliah Manimaran was found guilty of manslaughter and possession of an offensive weapon.

He lured his victim, Arunesh Thangarajah (pictured above), and his friend to his shop on the premise of a friendly drink.

When they arrived, he was waiting for them in a nearby alleyway with a three inch knife.

He was angry after being told that the victims had allegedly thrown a rock at his car and shattered the windscreen the previous afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Man tells us his sister was a victim of circumstance

Wreaths have been laid at the site of the Lockerbie bombing in Scotland, 30 years on.

Eleven people died in the town along with the 259 passengers and crew on board Pan Am Flight 103.

One of the passengers was 25 year old Olive Gordon who lived on the William Bonney estate near Clapham Common.

Her brother Colin says she was a victim of circumstance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

A man’s been stabbed in Chiswick High Road

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital.

Police say they’re waiting for an update on his condition.

No arrests have been made at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Pilots have been issued advice on what to do if they see a drone after the chaos at Gatwick

The runway is now open after sightings of an unmanned craft closed it on Wednesday night.

But the British Airline Pilots Association says it's concerned the rogue device hasn't been found yet.

Transport secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling says the government will be looking at how to prevent this happening again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a Polish woman on Sunday

Katarzyna Zych, known as Kat, is a Polish national of no fixed abode who is known to sleep rough.

Officers in Croydon launched an appeal after it was revealed she had links to the area.

But they have now arrested a man in Bournemouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Lockerbie bombing anniversary

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing.

Marina Jenkins reports:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Hounslow council has welcomed reports that the private sector could invest in the new train line linking Feltham to Heathrow.

The pressure is mounting on the Department for Transport to develop its plans so they can move forward.

Hounslow council says the new rail link would be a “cost effective” and provide “connectivity” while reducing pollution and congestion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

An elderly woman has been assaulted during a burglary at her home in Sunbury.

The woman was tied and gagged by the suspect at her home in Fordbridge road in the early hours of Sunday.

The thieves then ransacked her home before stealing her jewellery, phone and keys.

The suspects are described as being in their 20s and wearing balaclavas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Police response time is the worst in Kingston compared to the whole of London.

Police response time is the worst in Kingston compared to the whole of London.

That’s according to the Met Police which says the average “immediate response” time in Kingston was over 23 minutes, the target is 15.

Sir Ed Davey, the Lib Dem MP for Kingston and Surbiton, believes more needs to be done and has called the figures “concerning”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

There have been nearly 120 near misses in 2018 with planes colliding with drones, which is up from last year where figures were in the 90’s.

There have been nearly 120 near misses in 2018 with planes colliding with drones, which is up from last year where figures were in the 90’s.

Here is Transport Secretary, and MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

A double decker bus laden with gifts and clothing for the homeless will depart Cobham for central London this morning.

A double decker bus laden with gifts and clothing for the homeless will depart Cobham for central London this morning.

To London With Love started off as a Just Giving campaign aiming to raise £500 for the homeless over Christmas.

This has now snowballed with nearly three times that amount now raised.

100 homeless people will each receive a sleeping bag, blanket, warm clothing, food and survival kits.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

New research has found that limiting doses of radiotherapy for sufferers of breast cancer can reduce its side effects.

New research has found that limiting doses of radiotherapy for sufferers of breast cancer can reduce its side effects.

Studies by the Institute of cancer research in Sutton made the discovery after a 5 year long trial funded by Cancer Research UK.

Reports of pain, skin changes and breast hardness were just some reductions that took place during the study.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Today’s on course to be the busiest day of the Christmas holiday.

Today’s on course to be the busiest day of the Christmas holiday.

Jackie’s travel editor Lucy Mayer has all you need to know about “Frantic Friday.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Staff at Historic Royal Palaces will go on strike today for the first time in 55 years.

Staff at Historic Royal Palaces will go on strike today for the first time in 55 years.

Workers at Tower of London, which includes the famous Beefeaters, Hampton Court and Kensington Palaces are walking out.

The GMB Union says its members voted by 9 to 1 in favour of the action which is over planned pension changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

GlaxoSmithKline unveil landmark merger

Brentford based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has unveiled a blockbuster merger with rival Pfizer to create a £10-billion consumer health powerhouse.

The move brings together GSK brands including Panadol and Sensodyne with US giant Pfizer’s Advil and Chapstick.

GSK refused to comment on the number of jobs under threat from the tie-up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 am  

Crystal Palace fans face Boxing Day travel chaos

Crystal Palace fans are bracing for a Boxing Day travel nightmare for their match against Cardiff at Selhurst Park.

Norwood Junction, Selhurst and Thornton Heath stations will all be closed causing disruption to thousands of fans travelling to make the 3pm kick-off.

There will be a limited service to East Croydon but that station is two miles from the stadium.

Southern Railway has been criticised for not running trains to Selhurst Park on a matchday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

A study from The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton’s found reducing doses of radiotherapy for breast cancer sufferers can reduce its side effects

A five-year clinical trial funded by Cancer Research UK assigned 2018 women to three different radiotherapy doses after surgery.

The study found that women with breast cancer experienced less long-term side effects if treated with radiotherapy to part of the breast or at a reduced dose, compared to high-dose radiation to the entire breast.

The reduced dose radiotherapy had a 17% reduction in adverse events, while radiotherapy to part of the breast had a 23% reduction in the adverse events the women experienced compared to a high dose to the whole breast.

Reports of breast hardness, pain and skin changes were just some of the reductions that took place during the study.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 am  

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Hounslow Council has been awarded part of the Mayor of London’s £30-million Good Growth Fund

The budget will enable the creation of 14 designer-maker spaces for small businesses within the old service wing of Boston Manor House.

They hope to establish the ‘Arts Street Market’ for 70 stall holders as a ‘shop-window’.

It will become a meeting place for local creatives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

The British Airways IT system at Heathrow airport has crashed, bringing further disruption to holidaymakers

BA says it was caused by a "technical issue which affected a third party supplier" affected baggage and check in.

They say it has now been resolved and have apologised to passengers.

Paperwork was being manually delivered to planes as a result of the issue, with 150 aircraft affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

A prolific burglar has been jailed for a series of offences across south London and Kent



32 year old Adam Yaroo has been jailed for 13 years after admitting to them.

He was also found guilty of a gun-point robbery in Croydon in March.

A 51-year-old man was sat in his car when he was approached by Yaroo who was on a motorbike.

He pointed a gun at him and demanded his watch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Sutton’s famous cockerel sign is being given listed status

It dates to about 1907 and originates from a pub called The Cock that was located at a junction known as The Cock Cross Roads.

The owner, known as "Gentleman Jackson", was a celebrated English boxer who won the title Champion of England.

Historic England has listed 924 buildings and structures this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The Mayor of London has confirmed a rise in his share of council tax across the capital

Sadiq Khan said there could be a likely average weekly increase of 50p per household.

He says this would give the Metropolitan Police the additional budget needed tackle London's 'brutal' crime epidemic.

Conservative rival, Shaun Bailey, is critising the decision and says he should have made cuts on existing spending instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

50% of Sutton’s waste is recycled, making it the second greenest London borough

That’s according to figures published by DEFRA.

Recycling rates in the borough have increased from 36.5% to 50% which is the second biggest increase anywhere in the UK.

People who live in Sutton are not just recycling way more; they are generating less waste as well.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The Croydon 'zombie knife' case has been referred to the Court of Appeal following an outcry over the original sentence

18-year-old Joshua Gardner was filmed attacking a car with a large knife in May.

He was convicted of three charges and given a two-year suspended sentence for attempted grievous bodily harm.

But Soliciter General Robert Buckland has now made the referral due to the 'serious nature of the offence concerned'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Woman from Stoneleigh grounded in Geneva because of Gatwick drone

More than 20 police units from two forces are continuing to search for a drone which has brought Gatwick to a standstill.

Officers say the device is an "industrial" model.

Around 450 flights to and from the airport have already been cancelled.

Amelia from Stoneleigh is grounded in Geneva.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

It's estimated nearly 600 homeless people died in England and Wales last year, an increase of nearly a quarter on 2013.

It's estimated nearly 600 homeless people died in England and Wales last year, an increase of nearly a quarter on 2013.

Research by the Office for National Statistics has found 597 passed away in 2017 compared to 492 five years ago.

Evolve in South Wimbledon provides housing and support to homeless people across London.

David Robinson, who works with the charity, explains why he thinks more people are ending up on the streets.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A 18-year-old man is in court today charged with a stabbing at Weybridge station

Callum Simmons from West Molesey was arrested shortly after 11am yesterday.

He was charged with one count of causing GBH with intent and one count of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The victim, a man in his teens, was taken to hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri believes his good friend Jose Mourinho won't be out of a job for too long.

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri believes his good friend Jose Mourinho won't be out of a job for too long.

The Portuguese was sacked as Manchester United boss after two and a half years in charge earlier this week.

Ranieri says football needs Mourinho.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Fire has broken out in a car repair workshop in Feltham

A passer-by spotted the blaze in Shield Road at 6 o’clock last night.

One car was destroyed and two others were damaged by the blaze.

The cause is said to be an electrical failure within a car battery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A drone being operated near Gatwick Airport, forcing officials to ground all flights, has been spotted again

Gatwick's boss Chris Woodroofe says there won't be flights in or out before 4pm at the earliest.

Police believe the drone's being deliberately flown near the airport.

Most of the 110,000 passengers due to make trips today will see cancellations and disruption and it'll take several days for services to recover.



Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A new not for profit which aims to empower women through creativity has launched

The Fagun Foundation held a special event in Battersea at the start of the month.

Founder Fagan Thakrar explains what it's all about and how it’s offering women who are struggling in their daily lives a helping hand.



To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Photos taken by one of the victims of a seaplane crash in Sydney are helping investigators piece together what happened

Police have been able to re-enact part of the flight, which crashed last New Year’s Eve, using the images.

Businessman Richard Cousins, his two sons, his fiancee and her daughter, who lived in Tooting, were killed along with the pilot.

A full report's expected to be released in the first half of next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

People in Croydon who are victims of domestic abuse are being reminded about support on offer.

From November last year to November this year, over 1,400 reports of domestic abuse and sexual violence were reported in the borough.

Women’s Aid and the FJC are working together to help suffers of abuse.

They have also secured 2 years of funding to support refugees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

People in Spelthorne who struggle to cook are being reminded they can seek help from the Council.

People in Spelthorne who struggle to cook are being reminded they can seek help from the Council.

The Meals on Wheels team can provide hot or frozen meals all week, as well as a sandwich and a pudding.

If people are in need of help or are unwell they can order the service for just a short-period of time or on a long-term basis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Disgruntled workers at Kingston hospital are to stage a protest at the site today.

Disgruntled workers at Kingston hospital are to stage a protest at the site today.

The GMB Union is accusing ISS NHS managers of paying its staff “Dickensian wages.”

The Weybridge based company supplies many hospitals, including Kingston, with a number of services including catering and cleaning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Suffolk Police have released more details about a man stabbed to death in Ipswich.

Suffolk Police have released more details about a man stabbed to death in Ipswich.

Officers believe 32 year-old Daniel Saunders, who's originally from Surrey, was killed in a "targeted attack" on Sunday afternoon.

Two men and a woman arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until the middle of next month while investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has told abusive fans to “stay away” from the club.

He says anyone engaging in offensive singing and behaviour don’t really care about the club.

Chelsea and the police are investigating claims Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was racially abused earlier this month.

And anti-Semitic chants were also heard at Chelsea’s Europa league clash with MOL Vidi.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police have named a Surrey man as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Ipswich.

Officers believe 32 year-old Daniel Saunders was killed in a "targeted attack" on Sunday afternoon.

Two men and a woman arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until the middle of next month while investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Chelsea will face Tottenham in the League Cup semi-finals.

The Blues beat Bournemouth 1-0 thanks to a late strike by Eden Hazard.

The match looked set to go to penalties but the Belgian scored with 6 minutes remaining on the clock.

Chelsea will play two legs against Spurs, who beat Arsenal 2-0 in their quarter final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 am  

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

A woman's been jailed for exploiting the Grenfell Tower, Manchester Arena and London Bridge tragedies by making false insurance claims

Ruksana Ashraf, from Edinburgh, requested dozens of pay outs totalling nearly £180,000.

The 44 year-old has been given three years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

A man from Walton has been arrested in connection with an assault on the M25 in November

Police were called to Junction 14 (Heathrow) and Junction 13 (Staines) on the 24th of the month.

While they were alerted to a possible drunk driver, it transpired the person was suffering a medical episode.

A number of driver pulled over to find out what happened and one was assaulted.

The man has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

A fraudster who exploited the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena and London Bridge terror attacks has been jailed for three years

Ruksana Ashraf, from Edinburgh, made more than 50 false claims against three insurers in total.

The 41 year-old said she got caught up in all of the tragedies and lost personal items.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

A coroner says a Russian whistleblower, who died after going out for a run near his home in Weybridge, probably died of natural causes

Alexander Perepilichny was found dead near his luxury home six years ago.

His sudden death, after helping an investigation into Russian money-laundering, triggered speculation he might have been murdered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A man is in hospital after being stabbed at Weybridge station this morning

Police were called just after 11 to reports of a serious assault.

A man was arrested nearby and has been taken into custody.

Anyone with any information should contact the British Transport Police over text on 61016, or on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 200 of 19/12/2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A Chelsea fan has been charged for allegedly shouting homophobic abuse during their Premier League game at Brighton on Sunday

20-year-old George Bradley from Greenwich in south east London will appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court in the New Year.

He was ejected from the stadium at the time and has been stopped from attending any Chelsea matches while on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Kingston Hospital manager challenges new immigration proposals

The Home Secretary Sajjid Javid says immigration is good for the country.

Speaking on Radio 4, he said government’s objective is to reduce net migration down to “sustainable” figures.

He went on to say how the new system will be based on skills not nationality.

But Kelvin Cheatle from Kingston Hospital says the proposals are making his job harder as workforce manager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Cyclists in this year’s Ride London have set a European record for a one day cycling event.

Cyclists in this year’s Ride London have set a European record for a one day cycling event.

They’ve raised more than £13 million for charity bringing the total raised over six years to £66 million.

The riders go over a 100, 46 and 19 mile circuits out from Central London and into Surrey and back again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

This Christmas, London will account for 25% of the UK’s homeless population.

This Christmas London will account for 25% of the UK’s homeless population.

That’s according to the charity crisis which found over 6,000 people in the city are either sleeping in tents, on the street or public transport.

Kingston’s Winter night shelter usually runs from February to March but this year has opened in september

Earlier we spoke to Georgie Forshaw from Kingston Shelter who is a rough sleeper co-ordinator.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Over 500 rough sleepers have died in the UK over the last year.

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire says the Government should be investigating these deaths.

As temperatures drop across the capital, the Mayor has announced plans to open emergency shelters.

Earlier, we spoke to Georgie Forshaw from the Kingston branch of charity Shelter.

She's a rough sleeper co-ordinator.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Hounslow Police are looking for 3 people in connection with some stolen jewellery



Hounslow Police are looking for three people in connection with some stolen jewellery.

The safe with the valuables was taken at the end of last month from a house in Castlebar Hill.

It is thought the three suspects drove off in a dated Renault Clio.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

The UK's post-Brexit immigration system is expected to include no cap for highly-skilled professionals - like doctors and engineers.

The UK's post-Brexit immigration system is expected to include no cap for highly-skilled professionals - like doctors and engineers.

Government plans suggest non-British people who want to remain here will need a salary of more than 30-thousand pounds.

Kelvin Cheatle is the workforce director at Kingston Hospital in south west London.

He says that would make his job more difficult.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

A man has been sentenced after claiming over £30,000 intended for Grenfell Tower victims.

A man has been sentenced after claiming over £30,000 intended for Grenfell Tower victims.

54 year old Abolaji Onafuye from Hammersmith was given financial help and accommodation from Kensington and Chelsea Council.

He also was given funds from the charity Rugby Portobello Trust.

He has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for two counts of fraud by false representation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

The SNP, and a group of opposition parties, have tabled a vote of no confidence in the government over its handling of Brexit.

It's after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn failed in an attempt to bring down Theresa May.

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and MP for Twickenham Sir Vince Cable, says the new motion is what Mr Corbyn should have done in the first place.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Hounslow is one of six boroughs receiving funding from the Mayor of London for the development of a Creative Enterprise Zones.

The Zones aim to promote creativity and increase job and training opportunities for residents.

Hounslow’s plans include strengthening the networks between multi-national media and digital companies with ones in the borough.

CEZ also aim to deliver specialist skills, training and SME business support to residents, particularly young people, in the creative sector.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Universities in England are being warned to end grade inflation.

The regulator says a significant increase in the number of top degrees being awarded "risks undermining public confidence" in higher education.

The Office for Students says 78% of degrees were first or upper second class last year, compared to 67% in 2011.

According to Radio 4, Surrey University awarded half their students first class degrees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

A woman is missing from Carshalton.



A woman is missing from Carshalton.

37 year old Maria Kirtley was last seen at around 7 o’clock last night.

Maria is white, has light brown hair and was last seen wearing a brown jacket.

She has links to Sussex and Eastbourne.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 am  

Bournemouth to give Chelsea stiff League Cup challenge

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola thinks Bournemouth are a far better side than they were last year.

The sides meet at Stamford Bridge tonight in the quarter finals of the League Cup, a repeat fixture of last season's competition at the same stage.

Chelsea scored an injury time winner that night and Zola knows it'll be another tough encounter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 am  

Met spent £130k on Croydon cat killer investigation

It’s been revealed that Scotland Yard spent more than £130,000 on its Croydon cat killer investigation.

More than 2,250 police hours were put into the operation which was set up to investigate the deaths of up to 500 pets.

There were fears that a serial cat killer was on the loose.

The 3-year investigation concluded in September that the most likely culprits were foxes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 am  

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Cyclists in this year’s Ride London have set a European record for a one day cycling event.

They’ve raised more than £13 million for charity bringing the total raised over six years to £66 million.

The riders go over a 100, 46 and 19 mile circuits out from Central London and into Surrey and back again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

The Duchess of Sussex visits the Royal Variety Charity's nursing home in Twickenham.

The Duchess of Sussex has made her first public appearance since claims about tensions in the Royal household emerged.

Yesterday Meghan's dad also claimed she hadn't spoken to him since her wedding.

But today she's been visiting retired artists and entertainers at the Royal Variety Charity's nursing home in Twickenham.

Giles Cooper is the Chairman.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

The Safer Croydon Partnership launched a survey today to gain a greater understanding of people’s crime concerns.

It asks which crime and anti-social behaviour issues causes people the most concerns and questions on why people may not report crime.

To take part in the survey, visit croydon.gov.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Investigations continue following racial abuse surrounding Chelsea FC.

UEFA has commissioned an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate alleged racist incidents at Chelsea's Europa League match against Vidi.

The game, which finished 2-2, took place last Thursday in Hungary.

Meanwhile, a Tottenham supporter has been fined and has been given a 4-year football banning order for throwing a banana skin during a game.

Averof Panteli did it as his side conceded a goal to Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earlier this month.

Magistrates decided there was a racial element to the offence - despite the 57-year-old's claims that he acted "in the moment."

Police are still investigating after Manchester City's Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused by a Chelsea fan during a match at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

Investigations are also continuing following allegations of an assault on a former Chelsea footballer.

The Met is investigating a non-recent racially aggravated assault thought to have taken place in September.

It comes after complaints earlier this year from former players who suffered alleged racist abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

We're pleased to announce that the 44 year old man missing from Leatherhead, has been found.



Surrey Police would like to thank all who helped and shared their appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

People in Kingston worried about over-development are being urged to attend a public council meeting on Thursday night

A consultation called “Issues and Options” is due to launch in January.

The aim is to allow residents to have their say on future developments over the next 20 years, including tower blocks, in the borough.

But campaigner Caroline Shah claims the consultation is based on incorrect information and needs to be halted.

She says development is happening too rapidly and the right kind of properties aren't being built, including affordable housing.

Here, she explains her main concerns.



The meeting at Guildhall starts at 7.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

London Irish is moving back to London

The Rugby Union side will share Brentford Football Club's new Community Stadium.

The move ends 20 years of home matches at Reading's Madejski Stadium.

The stadium in Brentford will hold over 17,000 fans when completed in time for summer 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

UEFA has commissioned an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate alleged racist incidents at Chelsea's Europa League match against Vidi

The game, which finished 2-2, took place last Thursday in Hungary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Investigations are continuing after gunshots were fired at Isleworth station

Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident at Isleworth station yesterday.

At around 2.45pm a firearm was discharged outside the station following an altercation between a group of men.

It is believed some of the men were on bikes and others on foot, and officers are keen to find out more about their movements before and after the incident.

They believe motorists with dash cam footage from the area may hold vital information.

DI Darren Gough said: "I’d like to appeal to drivers who were in the vicinity of Isleworth station before and after this time to check their dash cams as soon as possible.

"If you believe you have footage which may have captured these men, please come forward and help us with this investigation.

"I would also like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated incident, and that we are doing all that we can to find the perpetrators."

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or ringing 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference 369 of 18/12/18.

Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

It’s hoped a top of the range water vending machine will help commuters at Hampton Court station cut their plastic use



7 million plastic water bottles are thrown into landfill every day in the UK.

The ‘Big Ape’ machine is an ultra-filtered water vending machine and the first of its kind.

If the trial is successful, there are plans to roll them out across London as well as to other stations in the South Western Railways network.

So, what makes it so different?

The machine uses a three-phase filtration system and ultra violet light to hygienically dispense nano-filtered water.

Passengers can purchase a water bottle or re-fill their own, reusable ones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

It seems Twickenham loves Meghan

The Duchess of Sussex spent the morning on a solo engagement at The Royal Variety Charity’s Brinsworth House.

The home provides assistance and nursing to 36 former entertainers.

These residents had nothing but praise for the new Duchess.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

The Duchess of Sussex has spent the morning in Twickenham on a solo engagement

Meghan visited residents at Brinsworth House, a care home for retired entertainers.

The home provides assistance to 36 residents who have worked professionally in the industry and are in need of help and assistance.

Giles Cooper is chairman of the Royal Variety Charity which runs it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A man has been sentenced after breaking an entry into an address in Parsons Green

Ronald Middleton was detained by residents in May.

He broke into a house in Novello Street, which links Eel Brook Common with Parsons Green.

He has been jailed for three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Walkers will be Walking Home For Christmas in Bushy Park on Saturday

People who have experienced a stroke or brain injury are taking part in a special walking event for Help for Heroes on Saturday.

They’ll be strolling through Bushy Park as part of Walking Home for Christmas.

It’s been organised by The Rehab Practice; a stroke rehab clinic in Teddington.

Manager Orlaith Sealy explains why Saturday’s walk is so important for those taking part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Police are investigating allegations of an assault on a former Chelsea footballer.

Police are investigating allegations of an assault on a former Chelsea footballer.

The Met is investigating a non-recent racially aggravated assault thought to have taken place in September this year.

It comes after complaints earlier this year from former players who suffered alleged racist abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

The Duchess of Sussex will visit Twickenham today

Meghan will head to Brinsworth House, a care home for retired entertainers.

It’ll be a solo engagement for the 37 year old.

The home provides assistance to 36 residents who have worked professionally in the industry and are in need of help and assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Rugby Union side London Irish will share Brentford Football Club's new Community Stadium from the summer of 2020.

This ends 20 years of playing their home matches at Reading's Madejski Stadium.

The stadium in Brentford will hold over 17,000 fans when completed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

It's understood Theresa May's top team will vote this morning on whether they want to ramp up preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit.

Last night, Downing Street blocked the Labour leader's no-confidence motion in the Prime Minister, describing it as a stunt.

Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable says a vote of no confidence in Theresa May would not mean she is ousted immediately.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Heathrow is expecting to see more than 140,000 tonnes of cargo travel through the airport this Christmas.

Heathrow is expecting to see more than 140,000 tonnes of cargo travel through the airport this Christmas.

The figures revealed from the airport are the equivalent weight of 66 London Eyes.

Heathrow plays a vital role as the UK’s only hub airport and biggest port in transporting essential ingredients and products across the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

A number of schools in Kingston are now starting to plog.



A number of schools in Kingston are now starting to plog, essentially picking up litter whilst being active and out jogging or walking.

Children at Robin Hood school, Bedelsford, Burlington Infant and St Pauls are making a difference to the borough and environment.

It comes at a time when concerns about the climate and environment have hit an all time high.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am  

Plogging is trending in schools and communities across South West London.

People are coming together to collect rubbish whilst jogging along the Thames and walking along the A3.

The first plog started in Putney and went to Hammersmith and back.

16 people picked up over 20 bags of rubbish, some of which was recycled.

Earlier, we spoke to co-founder of plog-olution Dermot about the scheme.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Theresa May has called Jeremy Corbyn's bluff after he demanded a confidence vote in her leadership.

Theresa May has called Jeremy Corbyn's bluff after he demanded a confidence vote in her leadership.

The prime minister has refused to allocate any parliamentary time - effectively challenging the Labour leader to call a confidence vote in her whole government.

Mr Corbyn is frustrated MPs still haven't voted on Mrs May's Brexit deal - as is former Conservative cabinet minister and MP for Putney Justine Greening.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Children across South West London are plogging to raise awareness about plastic and rubbish.

Children across South West London are plogging to raise awareness about plastic and rubbish.

Now, children and communities are coming together to walk down the A3 and jog along the Thames whilst picking up litter.

Earlier we spoke to Michelle Parkes one of the co-founders of Plog-olution about something often found whilst out plogging.



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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

4 men have been sentenced after supplying over £1.5 million worth of heroin.



4 men have been sentenced after supplying over £1.5 million worth of heroin.

33 year old Wesley Clarke from Clapham was sentenced to 24 years at Kingston Crown court on Monday.

He was arrested following a proactive operation by the Met’s Organised Crime Command- targeting a sophisticated gang.

Following a raid in Vauxhall, 3 other gang members were arrested and prosecuted.

41 year old Stoker Williams from Kingston was sentenced to 22 years.

31 year old Shaun Atkins from Carshalton was sentenced to 12 years.

28 year old George Richards from Wandsworth was sentenced to 9 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Kingston pilot wants to inspire women

British Airways has launched a drive to recruit more female pilots ahead of its centenary in 2019.

Of its 4-thousand-300 pilots, 3-hundred are women – nearly double the industry average, at 7%.

Twenty-seven-year-old BA pilot Hannah Vaughan from Kingston was among the speakers at the launch.

She hopes to inspire other women after revealing she ignored teachers’ advice to get an office job.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Battersea Power Station seal new deal

Battersea Power Station says it’s sealed a year-long £1.6-billion deal to get new owners amid fears that there will be construction delays.

The sale to fund manager Permodalan Nasional Berhad will be complete early next year but only involves the iconic Grade II listed building itself.

The project will see shops, offices and flats on the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 am  

Monday, 17 December 2018

Driverless cars could be coming to the roads very shortly

They were tested in Hounslow late last month, as the government is aiming for an autonomous fleet by Christmas.

The market for self-driving taxis is expected to by worth £25bn by 2030.

Experts decided at least 250,000 miles of testing was needed on UK roads, as US technology can’t cope with black cabs and Routemaster buses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 pm  

People in Elmbridge are being invited to hear about the future visions for public services in the borough.

The yearly meeting will give people the chance to quiz councillors and Surrey Police on plans which look ahead to 2020.

People who want to go to the discussion in January must register via the council’s website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

An update after a person was hit by a train at Berrylands railway station

A person was pronounced dead by paramedics after being hit by a train at Berrylands railway station early this morning.

British Transport Police officers and paramedics were called to the station at 9am.

Officers are trying to establish the person's identity.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

It seems the Government is refusing to rule out a fourth runway for Heathrow Airport.

The new Aviation Strategy Green paper has been published.

It outlines the decision-making framework for another runway by 2050 in addition to its plans for a third runway.

The publication has been met with fury from campaigners who insist that a fourth runway would cause even more disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

Police are appealing for help to trace a man from Chertsey.



37 year old Gareth Davies is wanted for recall to prison following the failure to adhere to the strict conditions of his release.

He has links to the Camberley and Frimley areas and officers are keen to hear from anyone who knows where he might be.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident they will win the race to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson

The Daily Express is reporting the Blues will submit a bid of £30 million in January.

Currently the leading scorer for Bournemouth Wilson is attracting interest from other clubs including Liverpool
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea will take on Malmo in the last 32 of the Europa League

Arsenal play Bate Borisov of Belarus and Celtic have been drawn to face Spanish side Valencia.

The two legged ties will be played in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

The identity of a 16 year old who stabbed a man to death in Parsons Green has been revealed after an appeal against his sentence failed

Charlie Hurd, who is now 17, killed 20-year-old youth worker Omid Saidy last October after he’d asked him to stop dealing drugs.

Hurd was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in a young offenders’ institution.

Media outlets were banned from naming him at the time because of his age.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Iceland has been fined over £400,000 by Merton Council

It’s for a breach of Food Hygiene Regulations at stores in Mitcham and Morden.

The offences included selling food that was unsafe and failing to keep the premises clean.

The prosecution comes after a string of complaints were made last year about food products being gnawed by rodents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Victoria Beckham's fashion label has seen losses increase by £2 million as it continues to invest in the business

The retailer's posted a drop of £10.2 million for 2017, although revenue was up by 17% as sales jumped.

The firm expects to break even in the medium term.

In September, Mrs Beckham put the brand’s global HQ building in Hammersmith up for sale for around £15 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A man’s been threatened by three other people following a road rage incident near the M25 at Chertsey

The victim was driving a white Ford Tipper van along St Peter’s Way towards the M25 around 5.15pm last Tuesday.

It was then that a white C Class Mercedes blocked his path and three occupants got out of the car and threatened him with violence.

Police say the route would have been very busy at this time and any witnesses should come forward on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

A person’s been killed at Berrylands

Emergency services were called to the station just before 9 o’clock.

The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Crimestoppers is urging people to report regular drink drivers this Christmas.

The Wallington based charity says people can make anonymous calls to its UK centre if they’re worried about someone.

It says there can be a temptation for people to drive while over the limit over the festive period.

Crimestoppers received 155 calls relating to drink offences between April and November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Following years of campaigning by councillors, a new pedestrian crossing will now be installed in Surbiton.

A new pedestrian crossing is being installed in Surbiton.

It follows years of campaigning by councillors.

The controlled crossing on Upper Brighton road will replace the current Zebra crossing on the corner of Walpole Road.

It is hoped it will reduce the risk of near misses at the junction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

11 year old Ben Sterling from Hounslow is missing.



Ben was last seen at the Redwood Estate at about 2pm yesterday.

He is 5ft 2ins tall, has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen in a blue McKenzie hoody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Theresa May will tell MPs later that a second Brexit referendum would "break faith with the British people".

Reports over the weekend suggested cabinet ministers are considering a so-called people's vote, despite the PM's opposition.

Meanwhile the MP for Sutton and Cheam Paul Scully says if we do leave without a deal, we must make sure people’s jobs are secure.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

A model of Heathrow made from gingerbread has been unveiled.



It is thought it will get passengers in the festive spirit when they travel from the airport this Christmas.

The 50kg edible gingerbread model has over 1,000 pieces to it and was made by the 2016 Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am  

Theresa May will tell the Commons later that a second Brexit referendum would inform voters that the UK's democracy "does not deliver"

The PM will say a so-called people's vote would divide the country when politicians should be working to unite it.

Tory party members are also refusing to rule out a vote of no confidence in her.

But Paul Scully, the MP for Sutton and Cheam, says any other Prime Minister would be faced with the same problems as her.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

New music festival coming to Croydon

Rapper Nas and reggae star Damian Marley are among the first headliners confirmed for a new music festival to be staged in Croydon.

The three day event, The Ends Festival, scheduled for Lloyd Park next summer combines music and food.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Man seriously injured after M25 crash

A man remains in hospital this morning with serious injuries following a crash on the M25.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon on the clockwise carriageway between the junctions at Reigate and Leatherhead.

A Volkswagen Passat collided with a BMW with the driver of the VW, a man in his 60’s sustaining serious injuries.

The other driver, also a man, is in hospital with minor injuries.

Police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am  

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Britain's Tour de France winning cyclist Geraint Thomas has been named Sports Personality of the Year.

The Welshman beat Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton into second place, while Harry Kane was third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 pm  

Sports Personality of the Year revealed

Welsh professional racing cyclist, Geraint Thomas has just been named 2018s Sport personality of the year.

He rides for the UCI WorldTeam Team Sky, Wales and Great Britain. Competing on both track and road, he has won three World Championships, two Olympic gold medals and one Tour de France.

Women’s netball, led by head coach Tracy Neville won team of the year, and moment of the year.

And England Football Manager Gareth Southgate took the coach of the year prize.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 pm  

After a difficult week off the pitch, Chelsea were able to secure a 2-1 win away to Brighton in the Premier League

The victory consolidates their position in fourth - and puts Maurizio Sarri's side 3 points clear of nearest challengers Arsenal.

Eden Hazard scored Chelsea's second, after setting up the first.

He spoke to reporters after the match.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

Cabinet ministers claim a second referendum - or so-called People's Vote - is not the way to break the deadlock over Brexit

Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Education Secretary Damian Hinds warned it will prolong divisions.

It follows reports, some in Theresa May's top team have met with opposition MPs to discuss the idea.

But Streatham MP, Chuka Umunna, who supports a People's Vote, doesn't think that's controversial.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

The team which looked after broadcaster Andrew Marr after his stroke in 2013 is emphasising the importance of rehabilitation

The Rehab Practice in Teddington offers that care and helps patients set realistic goals regarding their on-going recovery.

Manager Orlaith Sealy explains why post-care is so important for victims of stroke.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Richmond Park’s MP says he is “very concerned” about a rise in crime in the area

Zac Goldsmith has been speaking out following the early results of a Crime and Safety survey in his constituency.

He says he’s going to be taking the matter up with Police Minister Nick Hurd.

Mr Goldsmith says he is “disappointed” the police received no additional funding in the budget.

However he goes on to say he’s “delighted” by the announcement the Met will receive up to £172 million extra in the next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A motorcyclist who died in a crash in Sutton has been named

20-year-old Jon Goudie died after his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a van on Westmead Road earlier this month.

The driver of the van, a 45-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, and has since been released under investigation.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Man charged with murder to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court tomorrow

A man's been charged with murder, after a fatal stabbing in south-east London.

18 year-old Jay Sewell was attacked in Lee in Greenwich on Tuesday, and later died.

A 25 year-old man's appearing in Croydon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Eight other people have also been arrested, they've all been released under investigation, except one man who's been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

The Duchess of Sussex is coming to Twickenham next week

The Duchess of Sussex will visit Twickenham on Tuesday.

Meghan will head to Brinsworth House, a care home for retired entertainers.

It’ll be a solo engagement for the 37 year old.

The home provides assistance to 36 residents who have worked professionally in the industry and are in need of help and assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Croydon Council is encouraging residents to drink safely over Christmas

A new Christmas campaign is encouraging people in Croydon to be safe and drink sensibly during the festive period.

Eat, Pace, Plan is to help people to look after themselves by eating well before they go out, pacing themselves if drinking alcohol and making plans for their journey home.

Last December 5,526 incidents the London Ambulance Service attended were alcohol related.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Tooting building given special status



Wandsworth council is giving residents more of a say in the future of one of Tooting’s historic buildings.

Gardener’s Lodge has been named an Asset of Community Value (or ACV) to reflect its contribution to the social history of the borough.

The Grade II listed building on Tooting Bec Road is one of the area’s oldest buildings, dating back to the 19th century.

Now that’s an ACV, if the building goes up for sale, the local community will be allowed a six month window to raise funds and buy it.

The lodge has been vacant since 2010, having previously been used as a garden centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Croydon's annual HIV campaign is a success

Croydon’s annual HIV Testing Week campaign has been a success with almost 1200 additional people being tested for the virus.

It’s beaten last year’s total with help from more than 100 trained volunteers including college students and council staff signposting people to get tested.

Testing venues included Croydon University Hospital , local pharmacies , the CVA Resource Centre and the health hub.

The campaign’s key message was that anyone could get tested at any time of the year and is available at a number of venues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 am  

Police appeal for witnesses in Leatherhead

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M25.

It happened at around 4.14pm on Saturday on the clockwise carriageway between junctions 8 at Reigate and 9 at Leatherhead and involved a collision between a Volkswagen Passat and BMW.

The driver of the Passat, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, while the driver of the BMW, also a man, is in hospital with minor injuries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the collision to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

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