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Saturday, 2 February 2019

Woman injured in Battersea cycle crash


Police are appealing for information after a collision in Battersea left a woman with potentially life-changing leg injuries.

Emergency services were called yesterday morning to Bridges Court after reports of a crash between a lorry and a female cyclist.

She was treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

No arrests were made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

Wimbledon cut adrift at bottom of League One

Chelsea got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 5-nil thrashing of bottom side Huddersfield this afternoon.

The result moves them back into the top four, ahead of Arsenal's game with Manchester City tomorrow.

Boss Mauricio Sarri says his team gave a good all-round performance.



Burnley and Southampton's relegation six pointer, finished 1-1, while Fulham slipped further from safety with a 2-nil loss at Crystal Palace.

Everton were beaten 3-1 at home by Wolves and Brighton against Watford finished goalless.

Tottenham won the lunchtime game 1-nil against Newcastle to go second.

Cardiff beat Bournemouth 2-0 in the day's late match.

Norwich are the new leaders of the Championship.

They beat Leeds 3-1 to move above the Yorkshire club on goal difference.

Brentford registered a big 5-2 win over Blackburn at Griffin Park, the Bees are 17th.

QPR remain in 14th place despite a 2-1 loss at Wigan.

In League One AFC Wimbledon were cut further adrift at the bottom of the table after a 1-nil loss at Sunderland.

The Dons are nine points from safety.

In Isthmian League action Kingstonian were surprised 3-2 by Worthing at the King Georges field in Tolworth.

Corinthian Casuals lost 3-nil at AFC Hornchurch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Chelsea got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 5-nil thrashing of bottom side Huddersfield this afternoon

The result moves them back into the top four, ahead of Arsenal's game with Manchester City tomorrow.

And Fulham have slipped further from safety with a 2-nil loss at Crystal Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

A teenager with links to Sutton has gone missing



Daniel Williams was last seen at around 12am on Thursday in a student union bar at the University of Reading.

At the time he went missing the 19-year-old was wearing a black hooded top, black or blue jeans and black shoes.

He’s described as white, 6ft tall with a slim build and short light brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

The number of people cycling in Kingston has increased significantly over the last year

Since 2014 cycling in the borough has become steadily more popular but over the last 12 months there has been a significant increase.

It’s thought it’s thanks to funding from the Mayor of London and TFL to improve cycling facilities and road safety.

The report published provides a cycling snapshot in Kingston for borough officers, stakeholders and the public.

This is the first report that outlines results for 2015 to 2016 and findings from follow up surveys.

To see the report go to the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Hounslow reaching Olympian heights with its compost collection

Residents of Hounslow can sign up for this year’s garden waste collection from today.

The service, which costs £50 for the year, will begin in April.

Since its introduction in 2016, the scheme has collected over 8000 tonnes of compostable material-enough to fill 3 Olympic sized swimming pools!

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Terrific rise for young Tooting football player.

A rising star with Tooting and Mitcham has been signed up with Charlton Athletic FC.

Abraham Odoh is off on loan to Charlton Athletic until the end of the season.

Odoh came through the junior teams at Tooting and this year into the senior teams.

He’s made seventeen appearances for the South Central Division side so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Streatham suspect exposed himself in January on Sunnyhill Road.

Police are appealing for the public's assistance to help trace a man who exposed himself in a Streatham street.

A woman was driving her car in Sunnyhill Road.

As she pulled over to let a car pass by she noticed a man walking down the pavement exposing himself.

He was described as a black man, aged between 50 and 60 years old, approximately 5ft 8 inches tall and clean shaven. He was wearing a navy long-sleeved top, a

beanie hat and had his trousers round his ankles.

The woman drove off and called police.

Officers attended the area but could not locate the suspect.

There has been no arrest.

Officers from the Central South Command Unit investigate and ask anyone with information to contact them on 101 and quote CAD1967/18Jan or tweet @MetCC.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

Protest march at Kingston hospital over sick pay

Staff at Kingston hospital will hold a protest at the site today.

Members of the GMB Union will be marching in protest at what they’re calling their “Victorian era” treatment.

They claim private company ISS, which holds the hospital’s cleaning, catering and portering contract, refuses to offer a full sick pay scheme.

This will be their third demonstration in as many months.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

SW Trains - delays on many services.

Delays were expected on South Western Railway because of ice overnight.

Trains from Ascot were affected but a spokesman confirmed widespread delays.

Fresh snow fell on old ice.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 am  

An Epsom man is in Court over smuggling migrants.

A former soldier from Epsom was among three men jailed for people smuggling.

30 year old Kyle Harris admitted smuggling Kurdish migrants into the UK from Calais in the back of his car in 2016.

He was stopped by an immigration officer near the entrance to the Channel tunnel.

He was sentenced to three years after pleading guilty last August to people smuggling. He was also given a one year sentence for money laundering, to run concurrently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

Wandsworth Council has good news for its Council tenants.

Council tenants in Wandsworth will find they have a little more left in their wallets come April.

The Council has decided to reduce rents by at least 1 percent in the next financial year.

The average weekly rent is £125, meaning a reduction of at least £1.25 a week.

Councillors also decided to add an extra £93 million to the borough’s existing £361 million improvement and building programme between now and April 2023.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision in Banstead.

There will be a post-mortem examination on a man who died after a collision in Banstead High Street.

The incident with a silver Mazda and a pedestrian happened around 6.30 near to Waitrose and Subway.

The victim, a man in his 60s, was declared dead at the scene.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or may have dashcam or any other footage of the area before it happened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 am  

Friday, 1 February 2019

A teenager has died following a collision in Mitcham

Police were called to reports of a pedestrian in collision with a coach yesterday afternoon.

The 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the coach is currently assisting officers with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

Detectives investigating a fatal collision in North Cheam are appealing for witnesses.

Police were called to reports of a pedestrian in collision with a red Ford Focus in Malden Road on Wednesday night.

The 74 year old man died at the scene and his family members are being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and has been assisting officers with enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Two men have been sentenced to a total of fifteen years in jail for drug and money laundering offences.

29 year old Ben Kudjodji from Croydon and 48 year old Karl Dowbiggin from Birkenhead both pleaded guilty.

Police arrested the pair in Croydon and found 2,000 MDMA tablets, cocaine, cannabis and electronic scales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are asking the public to think about where you’re leaving your keys after a car was stolen using scanner technology in Epsom.

Officers were called shortly before 2am yesterday morning after a Range Rover had been taken from an address near Auriol Park.

The car triggered an Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera and police located the vehicle in North Coulsdon.

The suspects ran from the vehicle and two men, aged 18 and 20, were arrested.

They have been released on bail, which includes a condition not to return to Epsom.

Officers believe there are further suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Harlequins are pleased to confirm that Niall Saunders has signed a new contract with the Twickenham based Club.

The 21-year-old Scrum-half, has played for Harlequins U18s, and has featured in the first team several times this season.

Saunders is a product of Epsom College and Cobham RFC. He has represented Ireland at U18, U19 and U20 levels.

Saunders has been fortunate to have trained under the eye of Club legend Danny Care for the past couple of seasons and Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said that the young Scrum-half has an excellent future at the Club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Blue badge holders in Merton are warned that a fraudster imitating a Council parking attendant is conning people out of money.

Jacqui Kerr has the details…



The council is keeping an eye out for the impostor and is urging residents to be on guard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Office for National Statistics has confirmed that knife crime in England and Wales is at a record high.

There were more than 40,000 offences just last year, and almost all police forces experienced a rise.

MP for Carshalton & Wallington, Tom Brake thinks that reduced funding is part of the problem.

Along with the Lib Dems, he is calling for an extra 300 million pounds a year to be allocated to the police force.

The aim is to increase the police presence in communities, increasing deterrence and provide reassurance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Surrey Police are appealing for information after a 12 year old girl was sexually assaulted.

Surrey Police are appealing for information after a 12 year old girl was sexually assaulted in broad daylight near Dorking train station.

The girl was walking alongside the Pixholme allotments at around 4pm on Tuesday.

A boy, believed to be 15 or 16 blocked her path, and touched her inappropriately.

He’s been described of having no facial hair, being of medium build with very short black hair, brown eyes and freckles.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

England cricket internationals Ben Foakes, Sam Curran and Tom Curran have signed new contracts with Surrey.

All-rounder Sam's deal runs until the end of the 2020 season - while the other two have agreed to stay at The Oval until 2021.

Foakes and Sam Curran are currently with the England Test squad in the West Indies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surrey and West Sussex Fire and Rescue are to move to a joint 999 mobilising system.

West Sussex County council made this decision today, based on the proven track ability of the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

Mobilising systems are used to dispatch fire and rescue service resources more efficiently to emergencies

It is hoped the partnership will harness collective expertise and enhance services to Surrey and West Sussex residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are looking for two men in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Epsom.

Cash and cigarettes were stolen from Tattenham Corner Co-op at 10pm on the 21st of January.

The men have been described as in their twenties and wearing balaclavas.

Police are also looking for a witness around 50.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Vulnerable and elderly people are being urged to make sure they stay warm indoors with parts of the UK covered in snow.

A yellow warning has been issued for much of England and Wales, parts of Northern Ireland and northern Scotland.

GP Gemma Newman from Ashford says the icy conditions are a particular worry for people with underlying health conditions.



Hundreds of schools are shut today and there's disruption at some airports.

Motorists are being urged to delay journeys where possible after parts of the UK were blanketed by snow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Merton Council is warning Blue Badge holders to be aware of a parking scam.

A male fraudster is pretending to be a council parking attendant in order to con people out of their money.

People are requested to register their vehicle at a parking machine, under a supposed “new Scheme” and enter their PIN in front of him.
Then he says the card has been swallowed and encourages the victim to leave.

Leaving him in possession of the card and pin.

One victim had three thousand pounds syphoned out of her bank account following the fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Schools Inter Country Cross Country at Popham Airfield in Basingstoke tomorrow has been cancelled.

This is due to bad conditions at the airfield affected by the weather.

The Surrey schools athletics association Chairman, Peter Shilling says ‘the course and all the public access areas are icy and unsafe’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Premier League spending in the January transfer window fell for the first time in seven years.

£180 million was spent by clubs, with Chelsea's £55 million signing of Christian Pulisic the most expensive.

Despite the year-on-year fall for this period, the total gross spend for the season is estimated at £1.4 billion, the second highest ever.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

December saw London’s ambulance services busiest month on record.

Front-line ambulance crews treated over 100,000 patients.

The Director of Operation’s credited careful planning and hard working staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Firefighters were called to a large house fire in Staines this morning.

At around 9:30 this morning, firefighters were called to a large house fire in Staines.

Large amounts of smoke are spilling across the road and the house is reportedly badly damaged.

Laleham Road is closed on both directions and emergency services are on the scene.

The fire is still ongoing with around 6 crews in attendance, we will bring further updates as we get them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Twickenham.

The 19 year old pedestrian is recovering in hospital and is no longer in a critical condition.

No arrests have been made to date.

The silver VW Golf license plate was later seen in the Wembley area on the same day on 23rd January.

Anyone who knows the vehicle is asked to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A debate in a pub in Wallington could be taking place between leading businessmen and Eurosceptic Tim Martin and the MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, who is also the Brexit spokesman for the Lib Dems.

Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson asked Tom Brake what his constituents would get out of the debate.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Police have released CCTV of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a knife robbery in Epsom.



Police have released CCTV of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a knife robbery in Epsom.

Two men went onto the Co-op in Tattenham Corner towards the end of January and threatened staff with a knife before stealing cigarettes and cash.

The pair are thought to have left on foot towards Downland Way and Great Tattenhams.

Anyone with any information must call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Detectives are appealing for further information following a fatality in Wimbledon.

Detectives are appealing for further information following a fatality in Wimbledon.

Police we called just before Christmas to reports of a collision between a car and a cyclist on Parkside.

The cyclist was taken to St George's Hospital with life-threatening injuries and died.

He has today been named as 29-year-old Andrew Bonham from Wimbledon.

His next of kin have been informed.

The car involved stopped at the scene and the driver is assisting police with their enquiries.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who saw the collision or was in the area at the time and who is yet to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is challenging businessman Tim Martin to a pub debate over Brexit.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is challenging businessman Tim Martin to a pub debate over Brexit.

Radio Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson asked Tom Brake just one question . . . . . why?



If the debate goes ahead, it will be held in Mr Brake's local pub in Wallington
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

In the lead up to Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, we speak to a woman from Surbiton who is the face of the campaign

11 women die every day from ovarian cancer.

Target Ovarian is launching its new campaign over the next 3 years to raise awareness about the disease.

Over 25,000 women live with it in the UK.

Face of the national TAKE OVAR campaign is Pauline Corry from Surbiton, who previously suffered with the disease, she spoke to Radio Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson earlier.



To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham has become one of the top places for businesses to move into London.

Hammersmith and Fulham has become one of the top places for businesses to move into London.

Over 670,000 square ft of office spaces were snapped up last year which was a huge increase from around 400,000 in 2017.

Some of the biggest business names are already thriving in the borough like ITV, and Harrods which is planning to expand its HQ.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Conservationists tackle invasion of toxic caterpillars

Conservationists in England say they’re losing the battle against an invasion of toxic caterpillars.

Millions of pounds have been spent in efforts to prevent the spread of Oak Processionary Moths (OPM).

The insects were accidentally introduced to the UK when oak trees from southern Europe were imported for a development site in Richmond in 2006.

The pests can cause vomiting and skin rashes in people while the larvae strip oaks of their bark.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 am  

Thursday, 31 January 2019

The transfer window has now closed

The transfer window has now closed in England - but one deal is yet to be resolved.

Crystal Palace are trying to push through a loan move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

Aboubakar Kamara has moved from Fulham to Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor until the end of the season.

The striker was recently "banned indefinitely from all club activities" after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage at their training ground in Motspur Park.

Håvard Nordtveit has joined Fulham on loan from Hoffenheim.

Elijah Adebayo still has yet to play for the Whites, and has been loaned to Stevenage.

Alex Baptiste has been loaned to Luton from QPR until the end of the season.

AFC Wimbledon have gained two players, Shane McLoughlin from Ipswich, for free, and Michael Folivi has come on loan from Watford.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

A man from Feltham has been jailed for carrying a knife in a public place

29 year old Jacob Hurley was arrested in mid-December for having the knife, which he said he had to “pick his nails”.

He was due to be sentenced on Monday, but failed to appear, and was apprehended and sentenced yesterday.

He’s been sentenced to 26 weeks in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

People in Battersea are being asked to pick a design for the new play facilities and landscaping in Falcon Park

£182,500 has been earmarked for the renovations at the Northern end of the park.

The council has now released three options for the park, and are asking people to have their say on their favourite.

You can find a link to the consultation here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

There’s been a hit and run in Fulham

Police were called just before 9.30 last night to Fulham Road, near to the Shell petrol station.

They found a female biker injured; the driver of the vehicle she collided with failed to stop at the scene.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who may have noticed any vehicles with frontal damage that have recently been abandoned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

People in Richmond are to be urged to consider what they’re putting in their rubbish bins.

The council is to launch a campaign explaining exactly what should be dumped and what should be recycled.

Meanwhile, the process for re-tendering the contract for waste collection has started, with a new contract due to start in 2020.

Veolia currently provides the service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be heading to the Baftas again this year.

William, who is the president of Bafta, will also present film editor Thelma Schoonmaker with the Fellowship award.

The Favourite, which was filmed at Hampton Court Palace, leads the way with 12 nominations at the ceremony next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Kingston is on the search for the borough’s heroes in the run up to the Mayor’s Community Awards.

The ceremony will recognise acts of bravery, strength, effort or achievement in the community.

A young person award is also open to people under 21.

Nominations are now open, and will close on Friday, February the 8th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

£14,000 was spent deep cleaning Putney’s streets last year.

The money came from the Positively Putney BID team and was in addition to the amount spent by Wandsworth Council.

Chewing gum and fly posting were two of the biggest issues.

Nicola Grant from Putney BID says the Thames is one of the biggest victims of litter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Aboubakar Kamara has moved from Fulham to Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor until the end of the season.

The striker was recently "banned indefinitely from all club activities" after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage at their training ground.

He joined in July 2017 and has scored five goals in 15 appearances this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

It looks like MPs aren’t going to get their usual February break.

Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom has apologised for the short notice.

The government says the move shows its commitment to sorting out Brexit.

We’ve been on to the streets of Kingston to see if people there are behind or against the decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is hopeful they will make at least one signing before the close of the transfer window at 11pm tonight.

They've been linked with a move for Cameroon captain Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui who is reportedly in talks with the club.

Ranieri says they are working hard to get a deal over the line.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Three men stabbed during a fight in Croydon yesterday afternoon are recovering from their injuries.

Police were called at around 12.50 to an area near Gravel Hill tram stop.

A fourth person suffered a head injury.

Seven teenagers aged 15 to 19 were arrested near the scene on suspicion of GBH.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

We’re being urged to stay away from Epsom and St Helier A&E departments unless it’s a real emergency.

Deputy Chief Nurse, Sarah Hayes, also says if you attend unnecessarily, you may have a very long wait ahead.

A&E visits traditionally rise as the weather turns colder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

The man who planted the Parsons Green Tube bomb has lost a bid to challenge his conviction.

19 year old Ahmed Hassan was sentenced to life last year after 51 passengers were injured in the attack in 2017.

Court of Appeal judges say they reviewed a "considerable body of material" before dismissing his application for permission to appeal.

Hassan came to Britain as an asylum seeker and was being fostered by a couple in Sunbury when the incident happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

The M25 was shut for over 6 hours this morning.

A woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s are in hospital with serious injuries following a three vehicle collision near the Cobham services.

Police were called to the anticlockwise stretch at 5.51.

The collision involved a silver Mazda, black Volkswagen Golf and a white HGV.

The occupants of the VW sustained minor injuries, while the heavy goods vehicle driver was uninjured.

Police are asking for drivers with dash-cam footage to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Let the people of SW London and Surrey know if your school is closed due to the snow or bad weather

If you are a headteacher, or acting on behalf of one, and you want to let parents and pupils know your school is closed, give our news team a call on 0208 288 1300 at any time of the day or night.

We'll add your school's closure status to our table below.

Please note, you will need to confirm your school closure password before we can add the details.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Young people in Richmond have been sending messages to the International Space Station with code they wrote themselves.

Young people in Richmond have been sending messages to the International Space Station with code they wrote themselves.

The Mission Zero programme from the European Space Agency has children learn about Scratch, Python and other languages.

The children were able to conduct scientific investigations by writing programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers in space.

The CoderDojo workshops run on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Old Town Hall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Transport for London is pushing ahead with its Cycle Superhighway 9.

The 7km route will link London Olympia in Kensington to Brentford Town Centre.

60% of people who took part in a consultation on the scheme said they thought it would have a positive impact on cycling and walking.

However critics of the plans say it will have little effect for the amount of money it’s costing, said to be £70 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

A fire has broken out at an industrial estate in Hounslow.

Firefighters were called to Bath Road yesterday at around half past 7:30pm the fire was under control by 9pm.

Crews from Feltham, Heston, Twickenham and Heathrow got to blaze under control.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and due to the self heating of textiles stored within the warehouse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

The RNLI has been chosen as the official charity partner for the boat race.

This year’s annual Oxford v Cambridge race takes place on the 7th of April.

The RNLI hopes the historic event will raise awareness for its Respect the Water campaign.

It also wants to raise funds to support crews training at Chiswick Lifeboat Station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

A woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s are in hospital with serious injuries following a collision on the M25 earlier this morning.

A woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s are in hospital with serious injuries following a collision on the M25 earlier this morning.

Police would like anyone who saw the accident at around 5.15 near the Cobham services to come forward.

The cars involved were a silver Mazda, a black Volkswagen Golf and a heavy goods vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Heathrow airport could soon be home to up to 2,000 supersonic passenger jets by 2035.

Research suggests the airport could be hit by a sonic bomb every 5 minutes if the new class of supersonic aircraft comes into force.

It’s thought the planes would knock hours off long-haul trips and there could be 300 daily landings and take offs by the jets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Wandsworth’s gritting teams are gearing up for another busy period to keep the pavements snow-free.

20 tonnes of rock salt was spread over the main roads yesterday across the borough.

This morning gritters will return to the street, to make the pavements people friendly
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Staff at Kingston hospital will hold a protest at the site on Saturday.

Members of the GMB Union will be marching in protest at what they’re calling their “Victorian era” treatment.

They claim private company ISS, who hold the hospital’s cleaning, catering and porter contract refuse to offer a full sick pay scheme.

This will be their third demonstration in as many months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police have charged a teenage boy following a robbery in Weybridge.

Officers were called to a property to reports of someone taking objects from a log cabin in the garden in December.

The 15 year old was charged on Saturday with residential burglary.

He’s since been released on bail and will appear at Staines Magistrates Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

West Sussex is set to merge with Surrey’s fire control service.

It’s after West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service terminated their contract with the East Sussex control room.

The plans were approved by councillors after considering 20 options.

The new merger will be operational by February 2020, when their current arrangement ends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Crystal Palace player Wilfred Zaha was sent off after sarcastically clapping the referee last night.

The incident happened towards the end of Palace’s 1-1 draw with Southampton.

He received his first yellow card after lashing out at Saint’s player James Ward-Prowse.

He was then given a second yellow – and his marching orders - for applauding the ref.

He has since apologised to his teammates and fans on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

A schoolgirl from Kingston has climbed the tallest mountain in the hemisphere.

Adriana Brownlee finished the monumental mission on her 18th birthday.

Facing winds of 70mph and minus 40 degrees, the teen from Tiffin Girl’s, completed her achievement with her father.

She managed to do the climb in 15 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Chelsea have suffered their heaviest league defeat since 1996.

Bournemouth ran out 4-0 winners on the South coast, with Joshua King getting two goals and an assist.

The loss means Maurizio Sarri’s side have dropped out the Champions League places and now lie in 5th.

But they are level on points with fourth placed Arsenal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Two 15 year olds arrested for robbery in Weybridge

Two teenagers have been arrested after a bike was stolen in Weybridge.

A teenage boy had his bicycle taken by a group wearing balaclavas on Monument Green at around 6:30 on Saturday evening.

The two 15 year old boys were then arrested later that evening, and have been released on conditional bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The MP for Twickenham is claiming Richmond borough has the worst police response times in London

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable is warning the number of officer vacancies is having an effect.

There are currently 7 in the borough, with the latest in Hampton.

Sir Vince is blaming government cuts for the vacancies, saying they are having a toll on police morale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Battersea Dogs and Cats home carried out the highest number of operations to help flat faced dogs in its history last year

The shelter performed 62 lifesaving operations in 2018, compared to only seven in 2015.

Breeds such as pugs and bulldogs are selectively bred to be small, and to have big eyes and snub noses.

Head Vet Shaun Opperman called it “one of the biggest welfare issues that Battersea is facing right now”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

UPDATE: A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following an altercation in Mitcham

Police were called around half twelve to Tamworth Lane where a man in his 20s was found with a knife wound.

His injuries are not life threatening or life changing.

Another man in his 20s is currently in custody at a West London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Seven people have been arrested following reports of a fight near Gravel Hill tram stop in Croydon

Police were called just before 1 o'clock.

Three are in hospital with suspected stab injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Derby manager Frank Lampard's revealed Ashley Cole could make his debut for the club in Friday's Championship game at Preston

His former Chelsea and England team-mate is yet to feature after joining last week on a deal until the end of the season.

Lampard says a lack of options at the back might mean he gets his chance sooner than expected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

A man who attacked a car with a Zombie Knife in Croydon has been jailed for three and a half years



Joshua Gardner was initially given a two year suspended sentence in November, but judges found that to be “unduly lenient”.

The judge at the time found him to have “a realistic prospect of rehabilitation”, and enforced a nine month curfew and community service.

Footage of Gardner threatening the car at the end of May last year went viral after it was caught on dashcam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri says they're "still alive" in the fight to avoid Premier League relegation.

They produced a stunning comeback from 2-nil down at half-time to beat Brighton 4-2 at Craven Cottage.

The win means the Londoners are five points from safety this morning.

Ranieri saw plenty of positives from his side's performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Thames speedboat killer Jack Shepherd won't be having a fast-tracked extradition from Georgia.

A judge in Tbilisi says he must remain in custody for at least three more months.

The 31 year old handed himself into authorities last week after being convicted of the manslaughter of his date.

Charlotte Brown died after the boat they were travelling in capsized near Wandsworth Bridge in December 2015.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Following a stop and search in Richmond, police would like the public's help in returning some of the things stolen to their rightful owner or owners.



The man who was arrested has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Hounslow council is aiming to form a partnership to improve services on offer from the NHS and voluntary organisations.

It says health and care organisations will work in symbiosis to offer the best care for people.

Some of the council’s aims for the future are to break down barriers between their different services and make changes accordingly to the current system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Heathrow will see electric taxis come to the airport.

Heathrow will see electric taxis come to the airport.

BA premium customers will soon be able to be ferried around the airport in the new carbon neutral cabs.

The taxis use electric motors and will meet customers beside the aircraft when it arrives.

The service is already being used in Paris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

A judge in Georgia has dismissed calls for a petition so convicted killer Jack Shepherd can be extradited from Georgia back to the UK.

A judge in Georgia has dismissed calls for a petition so convicted killer Jack Shepherd can be extradited from Georgia back to the UK.

Shepherd went on the run for 3 months after being convicted of the death of 24 year old charlotte brown, who died in a speed boat crash near Wandsworth Bridge.

He handed himself in to police in Georgia where he has been jailed for 3 months, before being sent back to the UK.

His lawyer says the charge he was convicted of, manslaughter by gross negligence does not apply under Georgian law.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Nile Rodgers is coming to Hampton Court Palace Festival.

The music legend and Chic are the latest acts to be added to Hampton Court Palace Festival line-up.

They'll join Kylie Minogue, The Jacksons and Tears For Fears at the event in west London in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Wandsworth council is asking people to have their say on what time alcohol should stop being served in the borough.

Currently, most of Wandsworth’s pubs, bars, nightclubs and off-licenses can serve until midnight in the week.

And this extends to 2am on weekends.

The council believes the current system strikes the right balance between drinkers and residents who live nearby liquor sellers.

The consultation will end February the 1st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says they need to improve in the Premier League.

They remain in the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League but are battling to earn a Champions League spot for next season.

The Blues are in fourth currently, but are level on points with 5th placed Arsenal.

They travel to Bournemouth in the Premier League tonight, with new signing Gonzalo Higuain set to play in his first league game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 am  

Fulham fought back from 2-nil down to beat Brighton and claim three points in their fight against Premier League relegation.

The Whites looked out of it at half-time, having gone in 2-0 down.

Yet Claudio Ranieri’s side fought back to win 4-2 at Craven Cottage.

Calum Chambers scored from the edge of the box within minutes of the restart, before Aleksandar Mitrović bagged a brace – both headers.

Luciano Vietto rounded off the scoring with a simple tap-in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

A man who killed a Kingston University student has died in a Jet Ski crash.

Jordan Mayers suffered a fatal head injury on a family holiday in the Caribbean after crashing into his cousin’s Jet Ski.

The 29 year old was jailed in 2007 for the killing of Emmanuel Odenewu, who was found stabbed in Lewisham.

Mayers was originally found guilty of murdering the 19 year old sports science student, but this was changed to manslaughter after an appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Surrey County Council has confirmed plans to close 31 children’s centres

It comes after the council were warned last year that they no longer had sufficient reserves to meets their expected budget gap for 2019.

They have to find £82m of savings in the next financial year, and more than £200m by 2021.

Its cabinet voted in favour of the closures and to reduce some bus travel concessions.

Next month the full council will vote on raising council tax by 2.99%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Hounslow Council prepares for snow

Hounslow Council has almost 3,000 tonnes of salt ready to be used at a moment’s notice.

The authority’s fleet of six gritters have already been out spreading rock salt in anticipation of snow.

The gritters are also equipped with GPS trackers to speed up the process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Stabbing at Brentford betting shop



Police investigating a stabbing at a betting shop in Brentford have released a CCTV image of a man they want to question.

The 57-year-old victim was opening the store in Ealing Road last Wednesday when she was bound, hit and stabbed.

The suspect remained with the victim for 45 minutes until the safe was opened before making off with around £400.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

Battersea residents have met to discuss public services

People living in Battersea have been having their say on a number of issues.

They've been raising concerns to their elected councillors over public services including policing and transport.

Those attending included ward councillors as well as leader of the opposition Simon Hogg.

It took place at the All Saints Church in Prince of Wales Drive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

RAC patrols attended almost 2,000 pothole-related breakdowns in the last three months of last year.

They dealt with 1,714 calls outs for things like damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels.

Yesterday, Jackie news revealed Croydon to be the worst borough for pothole related complaints last year according to an FOI request.

Kensington and Chelsea received the least.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Migraine Trust says it’s concerned about the numbers of people in the South East who feel isolated because of migraine.

90% of people who took part in the charity’s survey said the condition leaves them feeling lonely.

34% said they missed out on social occasions weekly because of the debilitating condition.

The charity is encouraging sufferers to open their homes for a small gathering as a way to combat their isolation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

Household waste will continue to be collected every week in Richmond.

Councillors say there are no plans to change it to fortnightly as some authorities have.

Some councils collect every three weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The best and worst Airports for flight delays have been revealed by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Luton has been named the worst out of all UK airports, on average flights left nearly 20 mins late from the airport last year.

Heathrow however came first for being the least delayed airport, in 2017 despite being the busiest one in the UK.

On average planes were delayed by 11 minutes, cancellations were not noted in the research.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Andy Murray hopes the pain in his hip has come to an end after having "resurfacing surgery" on the injury.

The former British tennis number one went under the knife yesterday.

Murray's hoping to retire after this year's Wimbledon.

But Nick Webborn, clinical professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University of Brighton, says the odds are against him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

New car-idling laws come into force in Richmond in March.

It’s in a bid to cut pollution levels in the borough.

Parking attendants will have the power to fine those who allow their vehicle to idle or if they refuse to turn off their engine when asked.

Councillor Alexander Ehmann explains why a fine of up to £40 is a good idea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Tolworth Greenway’s trees are being replaced for a second time . . . . with non-fruiting ornamental pears.

The Gingko trees were planted in 2015 after the original trees died.

The contractor was told to foot the bill for the cost of the first replacements.

However, these too have now died, and the 12 replacements are being planted.

The £3 million Greenway opened in 2013 with the aim of making the area greener and more cycle friendly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

It’s emerged the man convicted of killing a woman during a speedboat ride has given a judge a false address.

31-year-old Jack Shepherd went on the run in Georgia after Charlotte Brown's death near Wandsworth Bridge in 2015.

He surrendered to police in Tbilisi last week and is trying to fight extradition hearings, claiming he'd be in danger in a UK jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

An emergency hearing in the case of speedboat fugitive Jack Shepherd is to be held.

His lawyers say he’s due to appear in court in Tbilisi later in the latest stage of the bid to extradite him back to the UK after he fled there.

The 31-year-old was convicted of the manslaughter of 24 year old Charlotte Brown.

It’s after the boat they were travelling in crashed and capsized near Wandsworth Bridge in December 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Staff at Croydon and Lambeth Colleges are striking today.

Members of the University and College Union claim they have seen the value of their pay decline by 25% over the last ten years.

Union member Frank Bajorek has spent the day on the picket line at the Clapham site of Lambeth College.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Brexit amendment vote update

Two key amendments have been chosen by the House of Commons speaker to be voted on tonight.

They are a motion by Sir Graham Brady which calls for the Irish backstop to be replaced with "alternative arrangements".

Another is for Yvette Cooper's plan to delay Brexit by nine months if no deal's reached by 26th February.

Seven amendments have been allowed in total.

MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling, doesn't think Brexit will be delayed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Ashford and St Peter's A&E "very busy"

Patients waiting there are being reminded that they will be seen in order of clinical priority.

Staff are warning that non emergency patients could face long waits.

The team has tweeted the news with the #HelpUsHelpYou
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Andy Murray has confirmed he's had "resurfacing surgery" on his hip injury.

The problem could force the former World number 1 into an early retirement, but he’s still planning on making it to Wimbledon.

Murray posted on Instagram that he now feels a "bit battered and bruised" but hopes it will be the end of his hip pain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Heathrow Express has been rated the best Rail Operator in the UK.

It has been named the top for passenger satisfaction for two years running now.

It scored 96% for ‘overall satisfaction’ for punctuality it was given 96% and for speed it was granted 98%.

Transport Focus says the Heathrow Express also improved by 5% from 2017 to now, putting it as the number one UK service again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Emily Blunt made her director-husband John Krasinski cry at the SAG Awards the other night.

The actress from Roehampton won the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her part in the film “A Quiet Place,” which he directed.

Thanking him, she brought a tear to his eye.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Fire has broken out in a row of garages in Croydon.

The brigade was called to Gladeside at around 3.30am.

Most of the row of garages was damaged by the blaze.

The fire was under control before 5.30 and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Richmond Council says it’s unanimous in its criticism of the Government and Mayor of London for underfunding policing.

Councillors from all parties are calling on the Government and Mayor to recognise the “valid” concerns of residents and businesses.

Richmond remains the safest borough in the Capital for violent crime.

However, the council says it’s concerned that the lack of funding for policing and the new regional approach is putting its status at risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Lambeth Council is pledging £1 million to deal with serious youth violence in the borough.

Details have been announced in the authority’s budget proposals.

Young people feature heavily in the proposed plans.

Children’s mental health services, a programme to tackle violence against women and girls and library services have all been protected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

A man has been arrested in Earl’s court.

A man has been arrested in Earl’s court.

It is thought the suspect was attempting to steal from a vehicle on Earls Court Road.

It's believed he managed to get into the boot of the car with two dogs inside.

The authorities were then alerted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

The Justice Secretary David Gauke says he's "very concerned" by death threats which have apparently been made to the lawyer of Jack Shepherd.

31-year-old Shepherd was arrested in Georgia last week having been on the run since before he was convicted of the manslaughter of a woman in a speedboat crash near Wandsworth Bridge.

Richard Egan, who's representing him, has now been sent a letter mentioning stabbing and bombing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Epsom Hospital has made improvements since its last inspection.

Epsom Hospital has made improvements since its last inspection.

Two services have been rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission in its report published today.

Inspectors visiting services for Children and Young People and Critical Care in October found they “required improvement.”

However, they say “the improvement in rating reflects the hard work and commitment of staff working in those areas.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

A person has been struck by a train in Woking.


Police and emergency services were called last night at around half past 7.

All lines reopened just before 9 o’clock but delays remained until 2am, all lines are fine this morning, no more details have been revealed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Staff at Croydon and Lambeth Colleges will go on strike today.

Staff at Croydon and Lambeth Colleges will go on strike today.

Members of the University and College Union will walk out for two days in a row over pay.

They claim they have seen the value of their pay decline by 25% over the last ten years.

College staff will be on picket lines at the Clapham site of Lambeth College and outside the main building in Croydon.

85% of UCU members at Croydon College backed strike action, while at Lambeth College it was over two-thirds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Two people have been arrested following a bike theft in Woking




The British Transport Police found the suspects trying to sell the bike online at Hounslow Station.

A knuckleduster with a flick knife attachment was also taken in the arrest.

The owner of the bike is expected to be reunited with it soon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Barnet earned an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Brentford after they twice fought from a goal down to draw 3-3

Dan Sparkes' brilliant free kick drew the tie level and gives the non-League side a chance to earn a trip to former Premier League club Swansea in the next round.

Manager Darren Currie says both teams gave everything to try and win the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Police are investigating a suspected arson in Thorpe

Fire crews and officers were called to the Thorpe Industrial Estate at around 2:15 on Thursday morning.

The fire was in a warehouse on Crabtree Road.

No one suffered any injuries, but police are appealing for witnesses as they believe the blaze was started deliberately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday, 28 January 2019

Hammersmith's George Groves has announced his retirement from boxing

The fighter says he's calling it a day at the age of 30 because he doesn't want it to come at a time when he's "too old" or gets injured.

Groves was crowned WBA super-middleweight world champion in Sheffield in May 2017.

He was most recently beaten by Callum Smith in the World Super Series final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri says he would happily welcome Aboubakar Kamara back into his squad

The forward has been suspended by the club pending an investigation following his arrest at the training ground in Motspur Park last week.

Ranieri explains from his point of view he has no issues with the Frenchman.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Croydon, Merton, and Richmond set to get fibre broadband

Openreach plans to hire three thousand new trainees this year.

They'll be based across the UK helping engineers upgrade, maintain and install services across its network.

The company's also revealed plans to deliver fibre technology in 11 new locations including Croydon, Merton, and Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The death of a woman in a fire in Clapham has been referred to the coroner

Fire fighters were called to Sibella Road on Saturday evening.

They discovered the woman inside the flat and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

London’s Mayor has been speaking with victims of the Purley warehouse fire

Hundreds of people lost their belongings in the Shurgard self-storage blaze on New Year’s Eve.

Sadiq Khan says he’s "disturbed" by the lack of support given to customers in the aftermath of the fire.

It destroyed every single item in 1,198 rented units.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Today’s only FA cup game will be between Barnet and Brentford. It will be only the 2nd time the two have met in the FA cup.

The last time these two met was way back in 1925 where Brentford beat Barnet with a 3-1 victory.

Darren Currie’s side are in good form at the moment, having won 7 of their past 12 matches,

But are facing a Brentford side who haven't lost in their last 7 games in all competitions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  


A stage version of David Walliams' book The Boy In The Dress is going to be performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The comedian, who grew up in Banstead, says the show will be a "dream collaboration".

It'll include music by Robbie Williams and his co-songwriter Guy Chambers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini says the uncertainty surrounding the future of striker Marko Arnautovic has had an effect on his players.

They suffered an embarrassing FA cup defeat at AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow on Saturday night.

The Austrian has now committed his future to the club after signing a contract extension.

Pellegrini says he's glad he can now focus fully on matters on the pitch.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Richmond’s councillors say they are worried a lack of police funding will put the borough’s good safety record at risk.

The authority says it’s unanimous in its criticism of the Government and Mayor of London for underfunding policing.

Richmond remains the safest borough in the capital for violent crime.

But councillors say they’re concerned the lack of funding for policing and the new regional approach will affect that status.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has joined Spanish club Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of next season.

He moved to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid in July 2017 for a then club-record fee of 60 million pounds on a five-year contract.

He made 47 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 16 times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Police have confirmed the body of a woman who was last seen at Barnes Bridge on December the 2nd was found in the River Thames a few weeks later.

Police have confirmed a body found in the Thames is that of a woman who was last seen at Barnes Bridge.

44 year old Lucy Chisholm from Richmond went missing on December the 2nd.

A body was found a few weeks later on the 23rd.

Her next of kin has been informed.

Her death is being treated as non-suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Croydon is the worst borough in London for pothole complaints.

It received 4,941 between 2017 and 18.

The figures have been released by The Federation of Small Businesses thanks to a Freedom of Information Request.

Croydon topped the table along with Brent.

The smoothest rides can be enjoyed in Kensington and Chelsea and Lewisham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola says there's only so much they can do to convince Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay.

The 18-year-old winger scored in their 3-nil FA Cup fourth round win over Sheffield Wednesday a day after reportedly handing in a transfer request.

He's been attracting strong interest from Bayern Munich.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

England rugby union international Danny Care has signed a new two-year contract with Harlequins.

He moved to the Premiership side from Leeds in 2006 and has gone on to make over 250 appearances for the Twickenham based team.

The scrum-half has been left out of England's initial squad for the Six Nations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

20% of calls made to Surrey Police aren’t about policing matters.

Officers are urging people to think twice about whether or not to make a call to the force.

Surrey police says it needs to “protect” its resources for when they are really needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Jack Shepherd’s girlfriend has spoken out about the fugitive and described him as “the best person in the world.”

According to the Daily Mail, his girlfriend said “everything the media is saying about him is false”.

After the comments were made, she reportedly deleted all her social media accounts and fled from Georgia, where the fugitive handed himself in.

Shepherd was convicted whilst on the run of the death of 24 year old Charlotte Brown who died in Wandsworth in 2015.

He will serve time in one of Georgia’s most notorious jails alongside murderers, rapists and paedophiles, before being extradited back to the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

People in Hammersmith and Fulham will now receive a heavier fine if they are caught fly-tipping.

A maximum fine of £400 is due to come into effect later this year.

The increased fine is part of a crack-down on littering.

It is hoped the borough will become the greenest in Britain as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

The Ewell Road was Kingston’s most complained road about for potholes last year.

All of the capital’s 33 boroughs have been revealing how much was paid out in pothole related claims between 2017/18.

There were 28,599 recorded pothole complaints across London during that period.

However, the figures revealed from a Freedom of Information Request show Kingston only paid out £54.99 to one claimant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

A 5 year old boy from Tolworth has now raised over £10,000 for the "Born too Soon" charity.

Dhillon Manku was born 8 weeks premature.

He hopes the money will be used to buy an incubator for the neonatal unit at Kingston Hospital where he spent his first few weeks of life.

His quest started with a sponsored swim and he has recently completed a sponsored bounce.

His mother Sharn says she was overwhelmed by the support from the nurses following his birth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Twickenham MP Vince Cable says the Prime Minister told him troops being kept on standby were not there to maintain order.

The Liberal Democrat leader says Theresa May gave the assurance in parliament last week.

His comment comes amid reports Brexit planners are considering whether martial law will be needed in Britain in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

A restaurant in Croydon has been fined after a hygiene inspector found the place littered with mouse droppings.

Health inspectors also found shredded paper towel to suggest the mice had nested at Karnavar.

The company director appeared in court and pleaded guilty to 4 offences under food safety and hygiene regulations.

The company was ordered to pay a fine of £13,560.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Don’t be idle; that was the message to drivers at Mortlake level crossing on Thursday morning.

They were greeted by a mime artist who asked them to turn off their engines while waiting for trains to pass through.

The Don’t Be Idle campaign has been launched by Richmond Council to try and cut pollution levels in the borough.

We caught up with mime artist Phoebe after the stunt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Last week’s plummeting temperatures have led doctors at Epsom and St Helier hospitals to issue a warning.

They say we need to be especially aware of those who are elderly, young or sick.

Residents are being asked to check in on their neighbours.

Some of the hospital’s tips include using extra layers and keeping active to fight the cold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

The public consultation on Heathrow expansion continues today.

Iona Stewart-Richardson has the details.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Police are investigating a suspected arson in Thorpe

Fire crews and officers were called to the Thorpe Industrial Estate at around 2:15 on Thursday morning.

The fire was in a warehouse on Crabtree Road.

No one suffered any injuries, but police are appealing for witnesses as they believe the blaze was started deliberately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Chelsea are into the fifth round of the FA Cup

The holders progressed thanks to a 3-nil win at home to second tier Sheffield Wednesday.

Loan signing Gonzalo Higuain made his debut for the home side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

Crystal Palace have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in three years

They knocked out Tottenham with a 2-nil victory in their London derby at Selhurst Park.

Manager Roy Hodgson was pleased with the way they contained their opponents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Gabriel Ibitoye signs new contract with Harlequins

Gabriel Ibitoye has signed a new contract with Harlequins, the Club confirmed today.

The 20 year old who is described as one of the most exciting young wingers in the country, has been with club since the age of 12.

He first made his senior squad debut in November 2017 and went on to appear six more times last season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Police appeal for help in finding a 17 year old missing from Wandsworth



A 17 year old has been reported missing in Wandsworth.

Police are appealing for help in finding Katarzyna Sikorska who is said to have links to Kent and Tooting.

Anyone who may have information is urged to contact 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

MATCH REPORT: Hampton and Richmond Borough vs St Albans

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A collision between a car and cyclist is causing traffic in Coulsdon

Emergency services were called just after ten to Marlpit Lane at the junction to Brighton Road.

A 35 year old female cyclist was trapped under the car, but fire crews rescued her and she received only minor injuries.

Check the Jackie Travel Twitter account for all traffic updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day

The aim is to remind people of the murders of 6 million Jews as well as the later genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Special workshops have been held at Kingston and Surbiton Orthodox and Liberal Synagogues.

A commemoration will be held at Kingston Guildhall at 2.30.

91 year old Bronia Snow, who has been present at them, came to London as an 11 year old on Kindertransport.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

MATCH REPORT: AFC Wimbledon beat West Ham 4-2 in the FA Cup

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A woman has died in a flat fire in Clapham

The brigade were called at around quarter past seven yesterday evening to Sibella Road.

Firefighters discovered the woman inside the flat and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Brentford have completed the signing of midfielder Jaden Brisset.

The 17-year old joins on a free transfer following a successful trial - and will link up with the second team.

Brisset, who can also play as an attacker, had been at Norwich City.

They agreed to terminate his contract on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am  

Queens Park Rangers will have to play an FA Cup replay after a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth.

Nahki Well’s rescued a point for the Hoops after Joel Lynch’s own goal gave the South Coast team the lead.

QPR will have home advantage when the teams meet for their fourth round replay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

The Ends Festival in Croydon has announced a host of new names for its 2019 show.

J Balvin, Ghetts and De La Soul have been added to the bill for the event, which will take place in Lloyds Park from May 31 to June 2nd.

Nas, Wizkid and Damian Marley had already been confirmed as the headliners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Richmond council is taking a ‘fresh’ look at the future of Elleray Hall.

It was rumoured the popular building in Teddington could be transformed into a new community hub.

But following a consultation the council has confirmed this will not be happening and other options will now be looked at.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

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