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Saturday, 23 February 2019

Crystal Palace move up to 13th in Premier League


Crystal Palace are up to 13th in the Premier League after beating Leicester 4-1 away from home.

In the Championship Brentford ran by Hull 5-1 at Griffin Park.

QPR slipped to their seventh straight loss going down 2-nil at Middlesbrough.

AFC Wimbledon remain rooted to the bottom of League One after a late goal saw them go down 2-1 to Charlton at Kingsmeadow.

Sutton lost 1-nil at Dagenham & Redbridge in the National League.

In South Division action Hampton & Richmond Borough drew nil-all at East Thurrock.

Woking lost 2-nil at Dartford.

In the Isthmian League Kingstonian went down 2-nil at Brightlingsea while Corinthian Casuals lost their fifth game on the bounce beaten 3-nil by Margate at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

AFC Wimbledon lost to a last-minute goal by Charlton at Kingsmeadow this afternoon in a 2-1 defeat which leaves them still rooted to the foot of League One.

In the Championship, Brentford trounced Hull 5-1 at home, while QPR went down 2-0 away at Middlesbrough.

With Fulham losing last night at West Ham and Chelsea playing in the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City tomorrow, Crystal Palace represent today’s local Premiership interest.

They play at Leicester in today’s late kick-off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

Police have arrested a man following a stabbing in Staines during the early hours of this morning

Officers were called to Gloucester Crescent to reports of a fight between a group of men, who were reported to have baseball bats and knives.

Upon arrival officers discovered a 27-year-old man with a stab wound to the front and back of his chest.

His injuries are not life threatening.

A 29-year-old man from Staines was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Harlequins 36 - 26 Bristol Bears at the Twickenham Stoop
Harlequins secure back-to-back bonus point wins at home in the Gallagher Premiership.

The hosts secured the try-bonus point ahead of half time with Ross Chisholm, Marcus Smith, Mike Brown and Joe Marchant crossing the whitewash in the first 40 minutes; Nathan Earle secured the fifth try late on.

Their opponents Bristol Bears pushed throughout the game, securing a bonus point of their own with a fourth try at the stroke of full-time.

Harlequins remain third in the Premiership Table. Co-Captain James Horwill spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne after the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

There’s a few days left to name a new footbridge in Mortlake.

Richmond Council and Network Rail agreed to co-fund the project to build the new structure at the White Hart Lane level crossing.

The Council’s contributed around £1.2 million towards its installation and it is due to be completed by mid-April.

So far over 200 suggestions have been made and the deadline is Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Are you a young person looking to get into filmmaking?

If so, Kingston Museum has a Young People’s Board Film Project to help you do just that.

There’s an Introduction to Filmmaking workshop on Thursday the 28th of February between 6pm-8.30pm at the Museum.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has tweeted his concerns about leaving the EU without a deal.

Tom Brake says “we have to negotiate 27 bilateral agreements to ensure healthcare abroad”

The Lib Dem Brexit spokesman went on to criticize Liam Fox, saying he is working at a “snail pace” with regards to signing trade deals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Harlequins face Bristol Bears at the Twickenham Stoop

Harlequins are hoping to right a wrong this afternoon, when they face Bristol Bears at the Twickenham Stoop.

In the reverse fixture back in September, three yellow-cards added to the misery faced by Quins’ in defeat.

Today, Bristol Bears are hoping for their first win on the road in this years’ premiership competition; Harlequins looking to build on the winning performance from last week.

Kick-off is at 14:00hrs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

People affected by stroke in Wandsworth are being urged to sign up for a 12 week course.

Moving Forward After Stroke is funded by the charity Stroke Association and will be held at Battersea Park Millennium Arena.

Exercises focus on improving strength, stamina, mobility and balance.

So far, the results of the programme show that 100% of completers improved their leg strength and walking speed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Chelsea v Man City tomorrow at 4:30

Chelsea take on Man City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley tomorrow.

Kick-off is at 4.30pm.

Chelsea boss Sarri's future has been questioned after a 6-0 loss at City and defeat in the FA Cup this month.

Chelsea could be without number one goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has a hamstring injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses following violent incident in Staines early this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Staines during the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called to Gloucester Crescent to reports of a fight between a group of men, who were reported to have baseball bats and knives.

Upon arrival officers discovered a 27-year-old man with a stab wound to the front and back of his chest.

His injuries are not life threatening.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic

As the Dons fight for League One survival, high flyers Charlton present a tough challenge at the Kingsmeadow.

John Creasy reports…

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Heathrow says 2018 was its busiest year yet.

Around 80 million passengers passed through the airport; almost a 3% increase on the previous year.

Revenue also leaped by 3%, which the airport says is due to a rise in demand and “strong retail spend”.

Heathrow’s CEO reassured travellers yesterday that it will continue to meet expectations and is prepared for when we leave the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A woman whose teenage son was murdered in Streatham is leading a campaign for bereaved mothers.

A woman whose teenage son was shot dead at an ice rink in Streatham is leading a campaign to buy flowers for bereaved mothers.

Tracey Ford’s 17 year old son James Andre Smartt-Ford was killed at a birthday party in 2007.

She founded the JAGS Foundation after his death to raise awareness of youth violence and help support “marginalised” children.

Tracey’s told ITV London she wants people to buy flowers for “forgotten mums” this Mother’s Day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Hogarth House in Chiswick is to close to the public temporarily next month.

It’ll shut its doors between the 5th and 25th for vital works to be carried out.

The 'Mulberry Garden Project' will see the conservation and repair of the historic garden wall and the creation of an ‘exhibition garden.’

The £2.3 million funding is coming from Heritage Lottery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has announced a council tax increase of almost 3% for the coming year.

This is equivalent to 11pence extra per week for the average band D property.

The authority says that despite this, there will be no service cuts and on-going investment in the borough’s future is to continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Friday, 22 February 2019

Two teenagers have been charged with robbery and driving offences

The 17-year-olds were arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into a series of moped-enabled robberies across south London.

The investigation saw a total of five addresses in the Carshalton and South Norwood areas searched.

The pair will next appear at Croydon Crown Court in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 pm  

The Lib Dem leader has vowed he will not put up any candidates from his party if by-elections are triggered

Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable is adamant he wants to form a “partnership” with the Independent Group.

He went on to say the Lib Dems will not be persuaded to merge with them, adding how his party will not be “eclipsed”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Fulham take on West Ham tonight

The Cottagers lie second from bottom with their London rivals mid table.

Kick-off is at 7.45
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

A man from Wandsworth who disguised himself as a Deliveroo rider to commit robberies has been jailed for five years



25 year old Michael Ahmed had previously pleaded guilty to the offences against him.

When committing his crimes, he wore a Deliveroo jacket and delivery bag in the hope it would deter police from stopping him.

He had also changed the moped’s registration plate in the hope that it would not be recognised by police and ANPR cameras.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Putney’s business leaders have come up with a list of priorities for the town centre over the next ten years.

They want to encourage more walking and cycling, pedestrianise Lacy Road and install Smart Bins that will automatically sort waste.

Wandsworth Council is putting together its “Local Plan” for the next decade ready for consultation.

Nicola Grant with the Positively Putney Business Improvement District says its important people have their say.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Mumford and Sons have been revealed as the final headline act at this year's All Points East festival.

The band, which was founded in Wimbledon, will be supported by Dizzee Rascal, The Vaccines and Sam Fender.

The event at London's Victoria Park is now in its second year and runs for ten days in late May and early June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chelsea have been drawn against Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.

It's after they came through their tie with Malmo 5-1 on aggregate last night.

Arsenal will play French club Rennes after they came from behind to beat BATE Borisov 3-1 on aggregate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea will appeal against a decision to ban them from signing any players in the next two transfer windows.

FIFA have also fined the Premier League club over £460,000 for breaching rules in relation to youth players.

Sky's Kaveh Solhekol says the decision could benefit some players currently on the fringes of the Chelsea squad.



The FA are also appealing a decision to fine them over £390,000 pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Roy Hodgson will make history tomorrow when he becomes the oldest manager to take charge of a Premier League game.

He will be 71 years and 198 days when his Crystal Palace team travel to Leicester, where he will surpass Sir Bobby Robson's record.

But Hodgson isn't too fussed about the landmark.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

There are two big games for sides fighting against relegation in the Premier League this evening.

Second from bottom Fulham who're eight points from safety make the journey across London to face West Ham.

Cardiff, who are a point clear of the drop zone, host Watford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

The Serious Fraud Office has closed two long-running investigations into Rolls-Royce and GlaxoSmithKline.

It had been looking into allegations of bribery at the aerospace giant and the commercial practices of the Brentford based pharmaceutical company.

The SFO says both decisions were made after a detailed review of the evidence.

Business correspondent, Adam Parsons, says some people will be surprised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

A man found guilty of manslaughter in Tooting has been jailed for 10 years.



48 year old Christopher McMahon was convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday in relation to the death of David Potter.

Officers found the 50 year old’s body in his studio flat in the High Street last March after friends had reported him missing.

A post mortem revealed he’d died some days earlier from a slash wound to the neck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Chelsea says it will appeal Fifa's decision to ban the team from signing any new players in the next two transfer windows.

It's after it was found guilty by the governing body of breaking rules in relation to the transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

The Premier League club says it "refutes the findings of the disciplinary committee and it acted in accordance with all relevant regulations."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

There’s been another political defection, this time at #Kingston Council.



Surbiton councillor Sharron Sumner has left the Lib Dems to join the Green Party.

She says she’s disappointed by the Lib Dem Council’s “failure to get to grips with tackling the toxic pollution affecting the community.”

Sharron will sit as a Green Councillor at the Guildhall, joining a growing band of Greens in local government across south west London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Police have called a fire in Fulham yesterday a “minor electrical explosion.”

The brigade was called at 11.15 to a blaze on Fulham Broadway.

A number of roads were closed off, no injuries were reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Chelsea have been banned from signing any new players in the next two transfer windows.

It's after they were found guilty of breaching Fifa rules in relation to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

The Premier League club have also been fined f£400,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

A man has been taken to hospital following a collision on the M25.

Police were called at 6.30am to junctions 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead, to reports a lorry had collided with a car.

The driver of the car has been taken to hospital and no arrests have been made.

Anyone who saw anything is asked to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am  

Croydon Council is piloting a new shopping bus service for older people in Thornton Heath.

Croydon Council is piloting a new shopping bus service for older people in Thornton Heath.

It says it’s to support their health and wellbeing and tackle isolation and loneliness.

The Croydon BME Forum will manage the door-to-door shopping service that begins next month.

For £3 per trip, residents over 60 who need help with their shopping can be picked up from their home and receive return transport to a supermarket in Purley Way.

Volunteers will be on-hand to accompany them around the shop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

A man found guilty of manslaughter in Tooting will be sentenced later.

48 year old Christopher McMahon was convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday in relation to the death of David Potter.

Officers found the 50 year old’s body in his studio flat in the High Street last March after friends had reported him missing.

A post mortem revealed he’d died some days earlier from a slash wound to the neck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

The MP for Streatham is the "obvious choice" to lead the new Independent Group

That’s according to former Tory Heidi Allen, who says Chuka Umunna is the most capable of getting the “best” out of it.

Currently there are 11 members in the pro-EU movement consisting of 8 former Labour MPs and 3 previous conservatives.

Meanwhile, a group of normally loyal conservatives have warned the Prime Minister they could rebel, in a bid to take a no deal off the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Chelsea defender left out of SheBelieves Cup squad

Chelsea defender Millie Bright has been omitted from the England squad of 23 for the SheBelieves Cup in the US.

Bright has only recently returned from injury and the team’s management want to make sure she’s fully recovered and fit for this summer’s World Cup in France.

England play their first match in the SheBelieves Cup against Brazil on February the 27th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Fulham prepared to fight for survival

Struggling Fulham are involved in a Premier League London derby tonight.

The Cottagers travel across the capital to take on West Ham.

Claudio Ranieri’s men go into the game second from bottom in the table - and eight points adrift of safety.

But he’s convinced his team is prepared to fight to preserve their status in the top flight.



Cardiff - who are a point clear of the drop zone - host Watford
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Man fatally stabbed in Brixton

A 23 year old man has been stabbed to death in Brixton.

It happened in Minet Road at around a quarter to seven yesterday evening.

Emergency services gave him first aid - but he died at the scene.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Police investigate burglary in Walton



Police investigating a burglary in Walton have released pictures of some of the jewellery taken in the raid.

Necklaces and personal items such as a London to Brighton and Duke of Edinburgh medals were stolen from a house near Ashley Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 pm  

Man on top of scaffolding in Kingston

Police were called to Clarence street in Kingston earlier to reports of a man on top of scaffolding.

Police arrived at the scene at around 8pm.

The man has since come down and been taken to hospital after it was thought he wanted to take his own life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 pm  

MP for Runnymede and Weybridge committed to avoiding no deal Brexit

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge has pledged he’s committed to avoiding a no deal Brexit.

Chancellor Phillip Hammond says progress with Brussels is being made over the Norther Ireland border backstop becoming a temporary measure to appease Brexiteers.

It comes as there have been no major compromises from Brussels so far.

Meanwhile there have been warnings that a third of the Cabinet could resign to prevent the UK from crashing out of the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

A man from Hounslow is jailed



A man from Hounslow has been jailed for over nine years after a shotgun was found during a search of his home.

22 year old Rheonne Dwyer-Bryan had previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He’d also pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug, namely amphetamines.

Officers also found three rounds of ammunition mobile phones and electronic scales when they searched the address in November.

He’d been arrested earlier that day in connection with an unrelated matter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Santander has announced it will be closing 140 of its branches including six in Surrey.

It says the way people are banking has changed drastically over the past years with customers using online and mobile devices more.

Esher High Street’s branch will shut down on June the 27th.

The bank’s current and business account holders will be able to bank using Post Office branches across the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Man found guilty of manslaughter in Tooting



A man has been found guilty of manslaughter following the conclusion of a trial at the Old Bailey.

48 year old Christopher McMahon, of no fixed abode, was found guilty in relation to the death of 50-year-old David Potter at his flat in Tooting.

He will be sentenced tomorrow.

The court heard how David lived in a studio flat above a shop on Tooting High Street and often socialised with other drinkers in the area.

On the 26th of March last year, one of his associates called police with concerns for David’s welfare as he had not seen him for several days.

He had been round to his flat but David was not answering; he also noticed mail building up outside the address.

Officers forced entry to the flat and found David’s body on the floor in a pool of blood; an initial assessment established he had been dead for some time.

A post-mortem examination concluded he had suffered slash wounds to the neck, one of which had severed an artery.

On examining the flat, officers found a number of distinctive bloody footprints on the floor.

They also found correspondence addressed to a ‘Christopher McMahon’.

From speaking to witnesses, including the owner of the shop David lived above, it became apparent that he had last been seen on the evening of March the 20th.

CCTV from inside the shop showed David speaking to staff before leaving at 10.45pm.

At around 11pm, a man, later identified as McMahon, was also captured on CCTV in the shop before heading towards the flat.

The same CCTV cameras showed McMahon exiting the flat at around 3am.

As David had not been seen since, the time-frame for his death became more defined.

Enquiries established that McMahon was already in police custody as he had been arrested for other offences including an incident of criminal damage at a woman’s address where McMahon had kicked in her door to gain entry.

Her address was near to where the murder took place.

The criminal damage took place three or four days prior to March the 21st and the woman told police she had seen McMahon with a knife in the weeks leading up to the fatal stabbing.

Detectives attended the woman’s address.

She stated McMahon banged on her front door at around 4am on the 21st.

As he had previously kicked her door down, she let him in.

On this occasion, his clothes, which were recovered unwashed from a washing machine at the address, were covered in blood and he was drunk saying repeatedly “I’ve done him in” and “I slit his throat”.

Forensic analysis of the clothes confirmed that the blood on them belonged to David.

Officers also established that another man had been living with David in his flat in Tooting.

He was traced and initially arrested as part of the investigation.

He confirmed that he was asleep in the flat on the night of the stabbing and when he woke at about 2am he saw both David and McMahon in the flat.

Around this time, David was telling McMahon about a previous conviction he had for a sexual offence.

The man felt uncomfortable and gathered his clothes before leaving the premises.

CCTV located outside the flat captured him leaving just after 2.30am, around ten minutes before McMahon left.

On his release from prison on May the 4th, McMahon was arrested on suspicion of David’s murder.

He refused to comment during police interview but was nonetheless charged with murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Alfie Lamb's mother found guilty of child cruelty

A woman's been found guilty of child cruelty over the death of her three-year-old who was allegedly crushed by a car seat.

But 23 year old Adrian Hoare was cleared of Alfie Lamb's manslaughter who it's claimed was sitting in a foot-well.

He was found unresponsive and later died following a car journey between Sutton and Croydon last February.

A jury couldn't reach a verdict on a manslaughter charge against her 25 year old boyfriend Stephen Waterson.

But he's been found guilty of intimidating a witness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Man & Boy in Kingston is in need of more role models.

Man & Boy provides activities and male mentors for young boys lacking a father figure.

Tim has volunteered with the charity for the past 7 years.

He explains the types of activities they get up to.



To find out more, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Walton, Staines and Epsom have been named commuter hotspots for people working in London.

They’ve appeared on a list of 25 of the best places to reside if you need to travel in and out of the capital.

The findings from credit report company Totally Money are based on journey time, the cost of a season ticket and average house prices.

The top two locations are both north of the capital in Hertfordshire.

Walton, Staines and Epsom appeared at 17,18 and 22 respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A load of asbestos has been dumped outside a school in Bedfont

Hounslow Council was alerted to a number of sacks containing the harmful waste near the rear entrance to Bedfont Primary yesterday.

The council’s checked the site and confirmed it will organise the safe removal of the waste no later than tomorrow.

The school is currently closed for half term.

Dumping waste or any litter carries a fixed penalty notice of up to £400 and potentially court action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

People using Heathrow should book their flights with confidence.

That’s the message from the airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye.

He’s told the Press Association passengers will still be able to fly after Brexit, even if there is a No-Deal.

Mr Holland-Kaye says “we have good plans in place and we will keep you moving”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Eight people have been evacuated from a fire in Hanwell.

The blaze broke out just before 2pm at a shop with flats above in Drayton Bridge Road.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Putney's MP not ready to leave the party

Chancellor Philip Hammond says he's "saddened" three MPs have resigned from the Conservative party.

Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston have quit over Theresa May's handling of Brexit.

They’ve joined an independent group with eight Labour politicians including Streatham’s MP Chuka Umunna.

Tory MP for Putney Justine Greening is sympathetic with their concerns, but doesn't feel ready to leave the party at the moment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has been forced to return to hospital after complications from a gallstone operation.

The Italian had the surgery last week.

Chelsea don't expect him to be at tonight's Europa League tie with Malmo, while Zola's presence at Sunday's League Cup final is also in doubt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has a hamstring injury and will miss tonight’s Europa League clash with Malmo.

He will be replaced by either Willy Caballero or Rob Green.

There are also doubts over forward Pedro and full-back Davide Zappacosta because of illness.

Under-pressure boss Maurizio Sarri's side won the first leg 2-1 in Sweden.

Kick off at Stamford Bridge is at 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

London Fire Brigade is calling on white goods manufacturer Whirlpool to be “open about the fire risk posed by its tumble dryers.”

It says it has long been concerned around the company’s modification programme.

It was put in place to rectify the issue of fluff catching on the heating element and causing fires.

But it’s estimated 500,000 customers still have unmodified dryers in their homes.

A tower block blaze in Shepherds Bush in 2016 was found to be caused by a faulty tumble dryer.

It had been recalled and was due to be inspected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

A teenager's in a serious condition after being shot in a fight at a London Underground station.

British Transport Police says it started on board a Hammersmith and City Line train before spilling out onto the platform at Barking.

So far no one's been arrested but detectives say they're looking for two suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Fire has broken out in a building on a busy road in Fulham.

The brigade was called at 11.15 to a blaze they believe was caused by an electrical fault, opposite the retail centre on Fulham Broadway.

There are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

A fight in McDonalds in Wimbledon has left a man injured.

Footage posted onto social media shows customers fleeing as two men scuffled yesterday afternoon in the Centre Court shopping centre.

A man launched a tray at staff before a member of public wrestled him to the ground and was cut on the head.

Anyone who saw anything should contact the Met police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Chelsea are the biggest all-time spenders on players wages in Premier League history

Chelsea are the biggest all-time spenders on players wages in Premier League history.

That’s according to new statistics which shows the blues spending has topped over £2.5 billion on salaries since 1992.

It works out the blues spend around 5 million pounds on each win per season where as Arsenal or Spurs spend less per victory averaging around £3 to £4 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington and the Lib Dem leader have both said their doors are open to the Independent group.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington and the Lib Dem leader have both said their doors are open to the Independent group.

Tom Brake tweeted they will “work together on common goals to stop Brexit”

Sir Vince Cable also told the BBC it would be “foolish” to go up against the group in elections and that they must work in symbiosis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

A Harlequins player has been banned for hitting an opponent.

Max Crumpton was charged for striking a Worcester Warrior player in their match on Saturday.

The Quins Hooker accepted he made contact with GJ Van Velze's head and will be suspended for 3 weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

The deadline is looming for people in Richmond who are struggling to pay their fuel bills.

People who are on benefits or have a low income are able to apply for a £85 grant to help them.

866 people received the grant last year and the deadline is the 1st of March.

The council hopes it will protect people who are at risk from living in fuel poverty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am  

Police are warning people to be wary of a scammer in Richmond.

There are reports of a man asking older members of the public to help pay for parking.

When they put their card in to the machine it seems the card is swallowed.

However, when victims check their bank accounts later, they find large sums have been withdrawn from banks in the area.

Richmond police say there have been similar cases of fraud in Battersea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Woking man arrested in connection with criminal exploitation of children.

A man from Woking has been arrested following reports a teenage boy was involved in drug running.

The teen’s parents raised concerns with police, causing an investigation into Child Criminal Exploitation.

Detective Constable Pete Osborn is urging people to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour.

He says “often, the child doesn’t realise they are being exploited and the activity will appear consensual”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

Potential buyers to look round community pub in Teddington

Potential buyers for a community pub in Teddington will get a look around tomorrow morning.

The Lion in Wick Road has been used by EastEnders actor John Altman.

The pub has changed hands four times in ten years and is now up for sale for just £125,000.

There’s just seven years to run on the lease so residents are worried that they will lose the heart of the community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 pm  

Richmond condemns consultation exercise on bigger Heathrow

Richmond Council has hit out at a planned expansion of more than twenty thousand flights at Heathrow Airport.

The borough has tweeted that its condemning the consultation whereby householders are being written to in areas which could be affected by the expansion of the West London airport.

That includes flatowners in Feltham.

A bigger Heathrow Airport would see a new north-west runway and what's described as supporting infrastructure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he hasn't spoken to the club owner Roman Abramovich about his future

The board is understood to be concerned about recent results, with the team booed off the pitch following Monday's home loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup.

Sarri explains he's working towards a long term target.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council say they’re “considering” a compulsory purchase of land owned by a development company

Two former council estates were sold to Capco by the previous Tory administration in 2012.

The scheme plans to build 7,500 homes, although only 1500 would be affordable and Capco are in talks to sell to a Hong Kong billionaire.

The council says the order would “accelerate the delivery of homes and increase the number of affordable homes”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Chuka Umunna, newly Independent MP for Streatham, has called for PMQs to be abolished




He tweeted saying it's “everything people hate about UK politics”, but didn’t specify what he wants it replaced with.

He’s ruled out a by-election, as have most of the group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Police have released images of a man wanted in connection to a sexual assault on the 270 bus



The route runs from Putney to Mitcham via Wimbledon.

The force has just released details of the incident involving a young woman on the second of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Ministers are considering selling slots at Heathrow to improve the competitive market and raise funds.

At the moment, they are given free of charge due to the current EU laws.

Under new aviation regulations this could change, and 350 slots distributed among the third runway.

Critics say changes to bid for a space would favour more profitable routes rather than opening up new destinations”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Kingston Hospital's home birth lead, Frances Rivers, talks about the pros of a home birth

The maternity department at the hospital has recently been rated the best in SW London by the Care Quality Commission.

The team is encouraging more mums-to-be to consider having a home birth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

As Hollywood prepares for the Oscars this weekend, The Favourite has picked up another prize.

The movie, filmed at Hampton Court Palace, won the gong for excellence in period drama at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Olivia Colman - who stars as Queen Anne in the film has already won a Golden Globe and a Bafta.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Police are asking witnesses to come forward following a serious collision on the M25 between 2 lorries earlier this morning.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward following a serious collision on the M25 between 2 lorries earlier this morning.

It happened just before half past 8 on the anti-clockwise carriageway at junction 13 for Staines, an air ambulance was at the scene.

The road remains closed and is likely to be for some time as investigations are continuing…
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

A teenager from Redhill has denied plotting a “lone wolf" terror attack.

Kingston Crown Court heard that 19 year old haider Ahmed shared execution videos online.

The Prosecutor described Mr Ahmed as “radical and dangerous”

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 am  

The foreign owners of Heathrow airport have been handed an estimated £120 million a year tax break by the Government.

That’s according TaxWatch, which says that would benefit the governments of China, Singapore and Qatar.

In 5 years the airport’s bosses have paid themselves 3 billion pounds in dividends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

Croydon businessman found guilty of drink driving

A prominent Croydon businessman made an MBE in the New Year Honours list has been charged with drink driving.

59 year old retail entrepreneur Balraj Tandon was arrested on January the 30th a month after it was announced he was to be appointed MBE for services to business and the community.

He was seen by officers stumbling from his car on the driveway of his home in Croydon.

Mr Tandon, who is the co-owner of the Park & Shop retail franchise, was fined and banned from driving for a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 am  

Wimbledon win seven goal thriller at Rochdale

In the Championship QPR went down 3-2 to West Bromwich Albion at Loftus Road.

West Brom are just three points off the top while Rangers slip to eighteenth.

AFC Wimbledon scored a dramatic 4-3 win at Rochdale in League One.

Joe Pigott scored a stoppage time penalty to secure a vital win for the Dons who improved their chances of avoiding the drop.

In the National League Sutton were held to a goalless draw by Barnet at Gander Green Lane.

Woking beat Hemel Hempstead 3-1 in National League South Division action at the Kingfield Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Young people in Croydon are being given the chance to bid for funding to make their projects in the borough a reality.

The Croydon Young Mayor’s Fund offers up to £2,000 to groups of young people who live or go to school, college or work in the borough.

William Awomoyi, who was elected as Croydon’s first Young Mayor in March and his deputy Shea Williams will sit on a Dragons’ Den-style panel to receive the funding bids.

The panel will then decide whether to allocate a grant from the £20,000 Young Mayor’s Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A giant lizard has been spotted roaming Morden Gall Park, just days after a Python was rescued from Tooting Common.

The Blue tegu, which is chipped and registered to a French company, is being looked after by Blue Cross Merton.

If threatened, they can whip their tails, charge and bite.

The Python found in Tooting by a walker is being cared for at the RSCA’s hospital in Putney.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

An 18 year old Fulham player could be facing a jail sentence in his home country of Singapore.

Ben Davis missed mandatory national service and the player is said to not even be permitted to stay overseas after his application was denied.

He is the first Singaporean footballer to play for a Premier League club, signing a two year contract with them last July.

There may be a chance for the midfielder to avoid jail time by paying a £5,000 instead of or in addition to prison time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A Surrey police officer has been sacked for punching a man in handcuffs in the head during an arrest in Epsom.

PC Matthew Fitzgibbon was found guilty of assault by beating at Westminster Magistrates' Court last month.

Further to the conviction, he has now been dismissed without notice for gross misconduct.

He was a temporary sergeant when he carried out the arrest over suspected burglary and criminal damage in 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Senior figures at Chelsea have held discussions over Maurizio Sarri's future as head coach.

Chelsea are concerned about the team's recent performances and results.

The home defeat to Man U, which knocked them out of the FA Cup seems to have tipped the iceberg.

Sarri was put under increasing pressure after their third Premier League defeat in four games, which saw them drop to sixth in the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Prince Harry was in Streatham this morning.

He visited Street Games, a charity which aims to empower disadvantaged young people through sport.

It’s the 7th time the Prince has been to their centre.

The charity was also one of seven named as a donation recipient by Harry and Meghan before their wedding last May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

WARNING graphic content: Two dogs have been viciously attacked in Hounslow.

The alleged incident happened just before 1pm on Sunday in Sutton Playing Fields.

A 12 year old Border Collie named Rebel and 8 year old Springer Spaniel named Molly were attacked by two Pit Bull type dogs.

Their owner Imrie Michie claims he was walking with them off the lead when they went up to sniff the dogs in question when they were attacked.

Mr Michie says people need to be on the look-out for these animals.



Anyone with information should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Prince Charles has presented campaign medals to soldiers returning from Afghanistan.

The Duke of Cornwall attended the service of the Welsh Guards at the Elizabeth Barracks in Pirbright near Woking earlier.

His Royal Highness has been Colonel of the Welsh Guards since 1975.

27 year old Captain Tom Campbell-Schofield was one of those celebrated today.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A rehab centre in Teddington is opening up about the importance of setting out "achievable goals" after a brain injury

The team which helped rehabilitate broadcaster Andrew Marr after his stroke says there needs to be more emphasis on the benefits of long term care and reaching "achievable goals" after a brain injury.

The Rehab Practice is a stroke and neurological rehab clinic in Teddington.

Orlaith Sealy is a radiographer and also the practice manager.

She explains why smaller goals are more important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

The Fire Brigades Union says it does not recognise the portrayal of its fire-fighters in a programme which aired on Channel 4 last night.

Dispatches Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? looked into the rescues made by the brigade on the night of the fatal blaze in 2017.

The Norbiton based FBU says a claim made in the documentary that “residents could have been evacuated in 7 minutes” has never been tested.

The team says it raised concerns into this claim, and the person making it, at the recent inquiry.

It also says that with regards to the controversial “stay put” policy, questions need to be asked of building owners.

The policy is based on the compartmentalisation of buildings and attention “should be given” as to why building regulations weren’t followed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Investigators are trying to establish what caused a tree to collapse on to a car in Egham.

A man was declared dead at the scene following the incident on Sunday afternoon on the busy A308 Windsor Road.

Four other people inside the Lexus, three women and a man, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Surrey County Council spent all of yesterday clearing the road, and police are appealing for dash cam footage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri insists he's not worried about his future despite the manor of his side's 2-nil FA Cup fifth round defeat to Manchester United last night.

The hosts were booed off the field at Stamford Bridge, with some supporters calling for the Italian to be sacked following a third loss in five games.

Sarri though says he's only concerned about what's happening on the pitch and not in the stands.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Bob Marley is being honoured with a Blue Plaque in Chelsea.

The plaques are installed on buildings to celebrate the link between significant figures of the past and the place they lived or worked.

Robert Nesta Marley, was the Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon.

He blended reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions.

He lived in Chelsea in 1977 while he and the Wailers finished recording their album Exodus.

He and his band-mates often played football at the pitches in nearby Battersea Park.

English Heritage is working with the property owners to gain approval before the plaque is installed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Four men have been arrested following reports of violent disorder at a supermarket in Walton last night.

A man and a police officer have been assaulted in Walton.

It happened at Sainsbury’s in New Zealand Avenue at around 10 o’clock last night.

Police were called following reports that a gang of youths had entered the shop, one of whom was reported to be carrying a knife.

They are alleged to have attacked a man outside of the shop and thrown bottles at him.

Four males, aged between 17 and 19, were arrested.

One of which was further arrested for assaulting a police officer.

Anyone with any information should call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Heathrow has been voted the best UK airport for shopping, food and drink.

That’s according to a survey by flight compensation firm AirHelp.

Heathrow came top in the survey out of 8 and was given 75% for its retail options and more than 80% for its facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A number of fraud cases have been reported in Battersea.

A man approaches elderly people claiming he is having trouble paying for parking, and then asks to borrow their card.

When the person later checks their account they see their money has been withdrawn.

People in Wandsworth are being asked to remain vigilant to avoid being a victim of this kind of theft and fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Chelsea’s boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly “clinging” to his job this morning after Chelsea lost 2 nill to Manchester United last night.

Chelsea’s boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly “clinging” to his job this morning after Chelsea lost 2 nill to Manchester United last night.

Boos from blues fans met the whistle at half time and full time, proving discontent at the substitution decisions and score.

Untied will now face a trip to Wolves in the last 8 of the FA cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

The A308 in Egham has re-opened this morning.

It's been closed since 4pm on Sunday after a tree fell on a car, killing a man.

It happened near the Runnymede Roundabout.

Investigations are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Owners of private houses in Croydon that are left empty or disused for years face paying double, triple or even quadruple council tax.

Owners of private houses in Croydon that are left empty or disused for years face paying double, triple or even quadruple council tax.

From April, councils will have stronger legal powers to charge higher rates for long-term empty properties.

It's to encourage people to bring them back into use.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Harlequins hooker Max Crumpton is to appear before an independent disciplinary panel

It’s after he allegedly punched or struck a Worcester Warriors player during their match at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.

The hearing will take place next Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

Monday, 18 February 2019

A scheme to monitor the transportation of dangerous and hazardous goods started in Surrey today



The purpose of the seven day operation is for roads police to check operators are complying with health and safety laws.

They say a collision involving a vehicle containing dangerous or hazardous goods has the potential to be a very serious incident.

Officers also say that with the national security level at severe, there is the threat these types of vehicles could be used in acts of terrorism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 pm  

Manchester United have knocked holders Chelsea out of the FA Cup

They progressed to the quarter-finals with a 2-nil win at Stamford Bridge.

Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba got the goals in the first-half.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Planned strikes by workers on South Western Railway have been called off

Members of the RMT union were due to walkout in the row over guards on trains in 4 days, as well as twice next month.

But the union says there's been a breakthrough in talks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

Owners of empty homes across Croydon face paying double, triple or even quadruple council tax under new proposals

At the moment, authorities can charge an extra 50% on council tax if a property has been left empty for more than 2 years.

But stronger legal powers come into force in April, with each council deciding how much to charge depending on the market.

Croydon wants to double the council tax for a property left empty for between 2 and 5 years.

This would triple on homes left unoccupied for more than a decade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Fire has broken out in a hotel sauna near Heathrow Airport



The brigade was called to the blaze at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Bath Road just after 4pm.

There are no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

A man has been charged with the murder of a man in Teddington

The body of 58 year old Carl Whitehead was discovered in a social housing block in November.

38 year old Daniel Cummings was remanded in custody and will appear at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

It appears there’s been another fall in air pollution levels in Wandsworth.

Initial results from the council’s air quality monitoring stations at seven sites across the borough show a drop in harmful pollutants.

Mean levels of nitrogen dioxide measured on Putney High Street were 66 micrograms per cubic metre last year; in 2017 the figure was 76.

There was also a fall in the number of hours NO2 levels breached EU guidelines, from 76 to 25.

Putney became home to the capital’s first low-emission bus zone last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Clothes, shoes and toys seized by Merton and Richmond Councils have been donated to charity.

Donations reduce the volume of waste going to landfill and prevent counterfeit goods from making their way to the black market.

Charity Sports Traider gives disadvantaged young people access to sports equipment but anything that poses a threat will be removed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Women shouldn’t be afraid to have their babies at home if that's what they'd like

Kingston hospital says it actively recommends the practice which was common up until the 70s.

The maternity unit there has just been rated best in South West London by the Care Quality Commission.

Homebirth lead midwife Frances Rivers says home birthing is safe, and can be less stressful for both parents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The Director of Midwifery at Kingston Hospital has been explaining what makes it the best in South West London.

The maternity unit scored better overall than all other Trusts in the area in the Care Quality Commission’s latest report.

Gina Brockwell says they have a very special team of midwives there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Richmond Council has been praised for its scheme aimed at helping children crack phonics.

The language method teaches children to read by focusing on how letters make sounds, and how these sounds make words.

The borough has been placed in the top 10 for phonics screening across the country, with a score of 87.5%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

There are calls for the seven Labour MPs who resigned from the party earlier to force by elections in their constituencies.

The group includes Streatham’s MP Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and Luciana Berger.

They have no legal obligation to force a by-election.

But senior lecturer in comparative politics at Kingston Uni, Dr Robin Pettitt, says he understands why some voters may feel short changed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A former Italian Olympic rower has been fined £1,800 for taking pictures up a woman’s skirt.

48 year old Roberto Blanda was caught out after being reported by passengers on a Twickenham to Waterloo train last July.

The woman did not report the incident to police.

Up-skirting is due to become a criminal offence in a few weeks’ time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

£700 has been stolen from a pensioner at Morden tube station.



Officers have today released CCTV images of the theft at lunchtime on the 25th of January.

Two women are reported to have walked behind the victim, slashed open his shopping bag and removed an envelope carrying the cash.

They then immediately left the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

It’s hoped the A308 in Egham will re-open tomorrow.

A man died after a tree fell on a car he was a passenger in.

The road has been sealed off since 4pm yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Spelthorne Borough Council says it is continuing to back calls for a “Southern Light Railway.”



The authority maintains it is the best solution to improve rail access to Heathrow from areas like Staines.

A recent Department for Transport report called for further evidence to the economic benefits.

Spelthorne Borough Council's leader, Ian Harvey, says it will be providing this information, and says a light rail link can be delivered “at no cost to the Treasury.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

The quarter-final line-up for the FA Cup will be completed tonight following a huge clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

It's a re-run of last year's final, which the Londoners won.

Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola's had plenty of experience of the fixture as a player.

He can't wait to face United again.



The draw for the last-eight will be made after the match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Reading enthusiasts across Richmond are being urged to get ready for a month long read-a-thon.

The annual Cityread London returns in May.

Last year’s festival saw around 500 people attend events and activities in libraries across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has visited a National Trust scheme at Morden Hall Park.


The Green Academies Project teaches young people aged 11 to 24 about conservation.

Morden Hall is one of six National Trust locations in England and Wales selected to partake in it.

The programme offers conservation skills and first-hand experience in growing and maintaining gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Children in Richmond are being invited to design a poster as part of the council’s annual In Bloom competition.

It’s open to all youngsters under 18.

The top 15 entries will go on public display before the winner is chosen.

The deadline for submissions is the 4th of April for schools and the 15th for personal entries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Streatham MP Chuka Ummuna's resignation speech from the Labour party

Seven MPs have resigned from Labour and will sit in the House of Commons as an independent group.

They've given a list of reasons for their decision, including antisemitism, bullying and the policy of Brexit.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says they should've stayed and worked together.

Here's Streatham MP's Chuka Umunna's resignation.



Chuka's statement in full.

Today I resigned my membership of the Labour Party and, from hereon, I will continue to serve the parliamentary constituency of Streatham – which I was elected to do in 2017 – as an independent MP. I set out below the reasons for this decision which are rooted in my values and principles.

I became a political activist to change our country and take it in a progressive direction.

I believe we live in a great country with a proud history and a future full of possibility. But, too often, the circumstances of your birth dictate your life chances in Britain however hard you work and we have an economic model that delivers for too few people. We face the challenges of globalisation, technological transformation, an ageing population, terrorism, climate change and more.

As a social democrat and a progressive, I believe that individual freedom and the ability to lead a happy, fulfilling life relies on a strong society that collectively ensures everyone is provided with the tools to reach their full potential, and where those who cannot provide for themselves are properly supported.

Reciprocity demands that if you work hard and play by the rules, the economy will ensure you are rewarded. It also means that in return for the support we enjoy from society through the state, we all have individual responsibilities.

At the core of my beliefs is the value of work. Work not only provides us with the means to prosper economically but it has a value in and of itself that gives purpose and mission in life. It is our mission to ensure work pays and provides a level of security in a fast changing world where the nature of work is changing.

Of course, there is more to life than work. Family life, in all its forms, are the building blocks of every community which motivates people, connects them to each other and gives life meaning. Belonging to a community fulfils our need to be part of something common and neighbourly.

I believe in achieving these aims through a parliamentary democracy and the rule of law, and a society in which everyone is free from discrimination and has equal voice in how society is run. This requires that, whenever possible, decisions should be taken at the lowest possible level.

I am also unapologetically patriotic. I respect the history and traditions of this country and will do whatever it takes to safeguard Britain’s national security. I am resolutely internationalist too because I believe we cannot build a good society at home in isolation from the global forces which are buffeting our people around. Where appropriate, we should pool power and work as closely as possible with other nations which share our values to shape the work we live in and protect our planet.

These are the values and beliefs which have always driven my politics. I joined Labour in the expectation that this was the best way of being true to and advancing these values and beliefs and put myself forward as Labour’s candidate for the first time in our constituency in 2010 to deliver on all of this for the sake of our community.

However, the party I joined has changed beyond recognition these last few years. It is, to all intents and purposes, a new and different party. The membership of Labour has substantially risen these last few years. But it is clear that those who belong to the political tradition with which I identify are no longer welcome in the party. Given my values and principles, I can no longer in all conscience continue as a member of the party and argue for its election to Government.

In light of what we have witnessed these last three years, I do not support the Labour Leader taking the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, nor do I have confidence in him and his team to make the right decisions to safeguard our national security. I believe I owe it to you to be clear about this.

The party’s collective failure to take a lead and provide sufficiently strong, coherent opposition to Tory Government policy on the UK’s relationship with Europe, with all the adverse implications this poses for the working people of this constituency, is a betrayal of the labour interest and Labour’s internationalist principles. So many families in our area, like me, have relatives from EU countries and feel grossly betrayed by the party.

I support the liberal, international rules based order underpinned by NATO – which Clement Attlee and Ernest Bevin were instrumental in establishing – set up in the wake of the Second World War. This demands the UK plays an active role on the international stage. Through its lukewarm attitude towards NATO, reluctance to act where necessary, and willingness often to accept narratives promoted by states hostile to this country, the party’s leadership has turned its back on this history.

Before the last election I made it clear in my public interventions that I had differences with the leadership of the party on the above, so much of this will not be news to many. There is no doubt these differences have become much more pronounced since then.

Above all, I have observed with great alarm the changing culture within the party. Visceral hatred of other people, views and opinions, something completely contrary to our values, is common place in the party. Bullying behaviour by supporters of the leadership – on and offline – is tacitly sanctioned. I have been ashamed of the antisemitism which has been allowed to percolate through the party at all levels. Not only does it fly in the face of the party’s history of fighting racism but it has revealed attitudes which are anything but respectful, liberal or open minded. I no longer wish to be part of such a culture.

Labour was not a serious prospect for Government before the 2017 election; but the same cannot be said after which is why these matters have weighed with me ever since. I also hoped to be in a better position to influence the Brexit process in the party but it is now clear the leadership is determined to pursue this damaging Brexit process much like the Tories.

In truth, this goes wider than the Labour Party. I believe British politics is broken. The last few years have shown none of the established parties are up to the challenge of changing Britain because they have become the problem. They have failed to provide the leadership and clear direction which the UK desperately needs. They are deeply divided. They have failed to fulfil their duties with the competence the public rightly deserves. They have put their own party political interests before the national interest. They do not represent the complex tapestry which is modern Britain. So we need an alternative which I am keen to work with others to build and would invite you to join in this endeavour.

For all these reasons, I have taken the painful and immensely difficult decision to leave the Labour Party. In so doing, I respect those who subscribe to the same values but have chosen a different course. I recognise that we are all seeking to do the right thing in the national interest yet can come to different decisions – I hope I will be afforded the same respect too.

Since I was elected in 2010 I have helped over 17,000 constituents with case work and campaigned on various issues on behalf of our community in Parliament and nationally. I look forward to continuing this important work as an independent MP.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A British Airways plane's had a retro makeover as part of the airline's centenary celebrations.



The Boeing 747's landed at Heathrow with a British Overseas Airways Corporation design - used in the '60s and '70s.

The aircraft - which heads to New York tomorrow - will keep the look until it's taken out of service in 2023.

Three others will get the design, too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his desire to win the FA Cup ahead of their Fifth round tie with Chelsea this evening

They face the holders at Stamford Bridge in a repeat of last season's final.

The draw for the quarter finals takes place after the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A police constable has been issued with a written warning after sitting in a first class train carriage.

Matthew Alder boarded a train at Clapham Junction, despite his ticket only permitting him to sit in standard class.

A panel found a written warning was the most appropriate sanction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

A number of Labour MPs have left the party they have supported for a lifetime today.

A number of Labour MPs have left the party they have supported for a lifetime today.

Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey have quit.

It’s apparently due to Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of Brexit and the wave of anti-semitic complaints.

Here is Chuka Umunna speaking moments ago



The split is the biggest since the 1980’s when members left to form the Social Democratic party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Surrey’s trading standards team has been given a contract to take on misleading advertisers.

It will work alongside Buckinghamshire’s to help protect consumers and businesses from deceptive print advertising.

Together they will act as an enforcement arm to the Advertising Standards Authority.

If businesses and individuals continue to break the rules, the ASA will refer them to the trading standards teams to take action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Wandsworth Council has put forward a petition with over 2,200 signatures to TFL in a bid to save the number 19 bus route.

It currently runs from Battersea Bridge Road to Finsbury Park and connects thousands of people to the West End and north London.

The Mayor wants the journey to be altered so it only goes from Finsbury Park to Holborn where it will terminate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

EU citizens in Richmond are being invited to a meeting to get updates on the latest Brexit developments.

Expert advice will be shared on nationality matters and the impact of the proposals thus far.

The borough’s Citizens Advice service will host the meeting as part of a package of support on offer.

People are being urged to sign up via the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Labour's Streatham MP explains why he has quit the party

Seven MPs have quit Labour to form a new, independent group in the House of Commons.

Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes, Ann Coffey and Chuka Umunna are unhappy at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

They're angry at how he's dealt with Brexit and with claims of anti-Semitism and bullying in the party.

Mr Umunna says politics is broken.



Responding to the decision of a small group of MPs to resign the Labour whip, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

"I am disappointed that these MPs have felt unable to continue to work together for the Labour policies that inspired millions at the last election and saw us increase our vote by the largest share since 1945.

“Labour won people over on a programme for the many not the few – redistributing wealth and power, taking vital resources into public ownership, investing in every region and nation, and tackling climate change.

“The Conservative Government is bungling Brexit, while Labour has set out a unifying and credible alternative plan. When millions are facing the misery of Universal Credit, rising crime, homelessness and poverty, now more than ever is the time to bring people together to build a better future for us all."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Streatham's Labour MP quits the party

Seven Labour MPs have quit the party saying its failures over Brexit, anti-Semitism and a culture of bullying have left them with no other choice.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna and Luciana Berger are among those who are forming an independent group to sit in parliament.



Independent Group Statement:

We are leaving the Labour Party to sit as the Independent Group of Members of Parliament.

Our primary duty as Members of Parliament is to put the best interests of our constituents and our country first. Yet like so many others, we believe that none of today’s political parties are fit to provide the leadership and direction needed by our country.

Our aim is to pursue policies that are evidence-based, not led by ideology, taking a long-term perspective to the challenges of the 21st century in the national interest, rather than locked in the old politics of the 20th century in the parties' interests.

As an Independent Group we aim to recognise the value of healthy debate, show tolerance towards different opinions and seek to reach across outdated divides and build consensus to tackle Britain’s problems.

Here are the MPs who have quit the Labour party:

Luciana Berger - Liverpool Wavertree

Chris Leslie - Nottingham East

Angela Smith - Penistone and Stocksbridge

Gavin Shuker - Luton South

Mike Gapes - Ilford South

Ann Coffey - Stockport

Chuka Umunna - Streatham
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Dog owners in West London are paying over double to insure their pets compared with people who live in Scotland.


New analysis has revealed people in Chiswick pay an average of £585 annually to insure a Labrador while those in Galloway pay £199.

The report found the cost of medical cover for people’s pets in the South is more than if you lived up North.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

Producers of plastic packaging could be taxed more if they don't make enough of it recyclable.

We're being encouraged over the next 12 weeks to have a say on changes the government is planning.

Proposals include getting packaging producers to pay the full cost of dealing with their waste.

Simon Felstead is a store manager at Iceland in Fulham

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

The MP for Croydon North has tweeted his respects to Paul Flynn who has died at the age of 84.

Steve Reed says he will “never forget his kindness and great sense of humour”.

Mr Flynn represented Newport West for over 30 years and had been ill for some time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

A number of Labour MPs are rumoured to leave the party they have supported for a lifetime today.

A number of Labour MPs are rumoured to leave the party they have supported for a lifetime today.

It’s apparently due to Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of Brexit and the wave of anti-semitic complaints.

The MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna is among them, others include Chris Leslie and Angela Smith.

The split would be the biggest in the party since the 1980’s when members quit to form the Social Democratic party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

A counter terrorism trial is due to begin at Kingston Crown Court today.

A counter terrorism trial is due to begin at Kingston Crown Court today.

Two men are accused of plotting to follow the Westminster terrorist attack.

Haider Ahmed was just 17 years old when he pledged allegiance to the Islamist terror group and allegedly plotted the attack.
He is now 20.

His counterpart, 25 year old Imdadul Karim has already told the courts he volunteered to be a suicide attacker in order to impress girls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Chelsea meet Manchester United in FA Cup clash

Chelsea's assistant coach Gianfranco Zola hopes tonight's FA Cup fifth round match with Manchester United is one to remember.

The teams meet in a re-run of last year's final - as they look to progress to the last-eight of this season's competition.

Zola says it's a special fixture.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Chelsea Women advance to FA Cup quarter-finals

Chelsea Women are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after a 3-nil win over Arsenal Women at Kingsmeadow.

Bethany England scored twice as the Blues registered their second win over the Gunners in five weeks.

Liverpool, Manchester City, Reading, West Ham and Championship side Manchester United Women all won to book their places in the last eight.

The draw takes place this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am  

Sunday, 17 February 2019

A music teacher who abused children at a Surrey school has gone to jail.

Andrew Wilson targeted boys he taught in choirs over a thirty year period.

While working at St Mary’s Church in Beddington the 57 year old molested children as young as nine.

He also struck at a school in West Sussex and in Germany.

Wilson was sentenced to 12 years at Lewes Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has become the oldest manager in Premier League history.

The 71 year reached the milestone today, overtaking the record set by Sir Bobby Robson.

The boyhood Eagles fan has worked for clubs across Europe, including Liverpool, Inter Milan and Fulham.

He was also the England national team boss for four years.

Today Crystal Palace reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup with a 2-nil win over Doncaster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Glenn Hoddle has revealed his heart stopped for a minute after a cardiac arrest.

The former Chelsea player had been working in the BT Sport studio when the heart attack happened.

He has told the Sun that a sound engineer brought him “back to life”.

The man who performed the CPR, Simon Daniels, had to break 7 of Hoddle’s ribs to get his heart going again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A missing 14-year-old girl from Thornton Heath has been found.

Croydon Police say Kelis Walker has been located, and she’s safe and well.

Concerns had been raised after she disappeared yesterday afternoon.

Police have thanked people for their help in finding Kelis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man has died in Egham after a tree fell on a car he was a passenger in.

Police say it happened on Windsor Road just after 4 this afternoon.

The four other occupants of the Lexus have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road remains closed and is likely to remain that way into tomorrow morning’s rush hour.

Police are asking for anyone with information or dashcam footage to call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Crystal Palace have eased past Doncaster and into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

They beat the League One side 2-0 thanks to goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer.

The draw for the next round takes place tomorrow evening.

They won’t be joined by Brentford, who were beaten 4-1 away to Swansea.

The bees had gone 1 goal up, but the Welsh team came back in the second half.

The West London team had to play the final 30 minutes with ten men, after Ezri Konsa saw red for a professional foul.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Plans to upgrade and revitalise the western end of King Street in Hammersmith have been approved

Affordable homes, a new and improved civic campus and a cinema are all expected to arrive in the area.

The Town Hall, which is a Grade II listed building, will also be transformed into a space for children and entrepreneurs to benefit from.

It’s thought the plans will “breathe new life” into the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

LGBT young people are four times more likely to have suicidal thoughts compared to those who identify as heterosexual

That’s according to a survey conducted by Healthwatch Sutton which spoke to over 5000 people about their mental health needs.

The report also found that 6% had experienced self-harm and 25% had felt lonely in the last month.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake says: “This survey show just how much young people need the support of their loved ones and their community.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson thinks the gap in quality between the leagues is getting smaller

He takes his side to Doncaster Rovers from League One in the FA Cup this afternoon.

Hodgson knows his team will have to approach the game in the right way to avoid an upset.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

There has been a 9% reduction in accidents since Wandsworth council introduced a 20mph speed limit on residential roads

Following the success of the scheme, councillors agreed to consider extending it to some main roads.

Accidents involving pedestrians, bikes and motorbikes fell by 19%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

A 14-year-old girl has gone missing from Thornton Heath

Kelis Walker was last seen yesterday afternoon at 12.45.

Police are concerned for her welfare as they say her disappearance is out of character.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Flybmi says it’s not able to rearrange or reschedule journeys for customers after it fell into administration

It collapsed yesterday and cancelled all its flights.

The airline's blaming rising fuel costs and Brexit.

One man got through security at Bristol airport - before being told his flight was cancelled.

He says he was then put on a taxi to Heathrow, a journey which would take around two hours.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

AFC Wimbledon have been knocked out of the FA Cup

They reached the fifth round, but were beaten 1-0 by Millwall at Kingsmeadow yesterday.

Speaking after the game, manager Wally Downes says they need to be adaptable going forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

A woman has died after a car accident in Staines

She was struck just after 4am by a red Renault Scenic on the Staines Bypass, near the bridge over Woodthorpe Road.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Sutton still in promotion race despite loss

In the National League, Sutton suffered a surprise 1-nil loss to Barrow at Gander Green Lane.

The U’s remain in seventh, nine points off the top.

In the South division Hampton & Richmond Borough lost 1-nil to Gloucester at the Beveree Stadium.

Woking were 2-1 winners over Weston-Super-Mare.

Kingstonian’s promotion push continues to fade, they drew 1-all with Carshalton at the King George’s Field in Tolworth in Isthmian League action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 am  

Harlequins 47 - 33 Worcester Warriors at the Twickenham Stoop



Under an overcast yet dry sky, the atmosphere was one of expectation.

Heading into this weekend, Twickenham-based Harlequins were third in the Premiership Table. Their opponents Saturday, Worcester Warriors, were eight places behind.

How would the teams perform following their two-week rest period? The answer? A try after 35 seconds for Harlequins’ Joe Marchant; a try gifted from the error of Warrior Francois Hougaard who slipped whilst attempting to gather the ball, allowing a chasing Marchant to gather and dive for the line. Marcus Smith converted: Harlequins 7 – 0 Worcester Warriors.

Already voices from the stands started to shout out ‘three more tries’ – such was the atmosphere in The Stoop.

The chants started early as Quins found touch from a box-kick, albeit still within their own half. Worcester gathered well but the hosts prevented a rolling maul. Worcester were forced to pass the ball from wing to wing, always looking for the gap in the defence but it was not to be. The visitors knocked on and Quins cleared their lines.

Another line-out gathered confidently by Worcester, and another knock-on forced by the quick pace of the Quins’ defensive line. The hosts passed well with ball in hand and a lovely chip over the Warriors defence by James Horwill allowed Gabriel Ibitoye to gather and score. Converted by Marcus Smith: Harlequins 14 – 0 Worcester Warriors after 8 minutes.

‘Two more tries’ became the cry.

Worcester were strong under the high ball but a quick follow-up tackle by Nathan Earle allowed Quins to steal possession. They held the ball for too long, however, and were penalised. Worcester kicked for touch and gathered another successful line-out. The hosts once again turned over possession with their defensive effort and were awarded a scrum just outside their own 22.

Danny Care fed, Alex Dombrandt gathered and passed out to the left wing; Care the deception running to the right. A beautiful grubber kick found touch on Worcester’s 10m line. The set-piece of the visitors was functioning well but the strong defensive line from the hosts forced the Warriors to kick. The visitors seemed unable to break through with ball in hand.

Quins were successful with their line-out and gained ground with their rolling maul. Smith chased his own high ball but was unable to gather. Worcester, however, kicked away possession allowing Quins to attack once more.

Smith attempted another grubber to chase but this time it was gathered by Worcester and placed neatly into touch.

Quins retained line-out ball and went to the far wing. Mike Brown collected the ball from the ruck and sprinted along the line and over for a try. Smith again added the conversion: Harlequins 21 – 0 Worcester Warriors after 19 minutes.

The hosts gathered the re-start ball well but were forced back into their own 22 through a strong chasing Warrior pack. Care box-kicked and the Warriors ran the ball back; a missed tackle allowing the visitors to gain ground. The hosts were then penalised for straying offside and Worcester found touch for an attacking line-out.

Play was halted whilst Joe Marler received treatment ahead of a Worcester scrum; Adam Jones (Quins scrum coach and water-boy) took the opportunity to refresh his team.

Worcester were unable to break through the defensive line but they were able to make progress and force the line back. Harlequins were again penalised for offside and again the Warriors opted for an attacking line-out.

The visitors gathered successfully, earning advantage. Josh Adams ran for the line but was brought down just short. They recycled the ball to the far wing but a forward pass disallowed the try.

Worcester went back for the penalty and again kicked for touch. They gathered the line-out ball and formed a maul. The visitors drove for the line and earned their first try of the game (Jack Singleton); converted (Duncan Weir): Harlequins 21 – 7 Worcester Warriors (27 minutes).

Too many penalties by the hosts in their own 22.

Smith re-started the game and the high ball was again taken confidently by Warriors. They box-kicked back and Quins opted to run with the ball before sending it over the opposition. Earle challenged for it but it was Max Crumpton who gathered the fallout and made strides forward before being tackled into touch on the Warriors’ 22.

The visitors took their time executing the set-piece, much to the annoyance of the Quins fans. Worcester gathered and box-kicked allowing Quins’ Earle to gather. An aerial battle ensued before Brown sent a lovely long kick back to the opposition 22 and Hougaard, in his second slip-up of the game, knocked-on whilst gathering the ball.

It was not pretty play but Quins retained possession and made strides forward. A cross-field kick by the hosts (Brown) allowed Jack Clifford to gather and cross for the bonus-point try. Smith converted: Harlequins 28 – 7 Worcester Warriors (36 minutes).

The pressure seemed to be getting to Worcester. They still played with passion and determination but passes were no longer clinical, forcing awkward gatherings.

Another penalty by the hosts, however, allowed the visitors to gain territory and kick for touch. They again gathered line-out ball, unchallenged by Quins on this occasion, but the visitors could not form a maul. Worcester attacked with ball in hand and earned another penalty (Quins offside). The Warriors opted for a 5-metre scrum. What a dominant performance from the hosts who won a penalty of their own – their scrum just too strong for the visitors.

Smith kicked out to end the first half.

Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 28 – 7 Worcester Warriors


Worcester started the second-half with tactics borrowed from Quins in the first – running at the defence before chipping over for a chase. The difference here is Quins reached the ball first and kicked into touch.

Worcester gathered well but just a few phases later and Quins overturned possession. They box-kicked out and Worcester caught the high ball. A quick chase from Quins, however, forced the Warrior into touch.

Harlequins secured line-out ball and kicked high. Although Worcester again gathered, they lost territory and Quins kept them pinned in their own half.

Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care showed no concern for his own safety as he leapt onto a spilt ball – the chasing Worcester pack making contact (Anton Bresler). Care received treatment and was back on his feet; a penalty awarded to the hosts.

They kicked for touch but lost possession. Once again, however, passing was slack form the visitors and the ball strayed into touch. A strong Harlequins’ line-out at half-way was short lived as the host were pushed back into their 22 before knocking-on (Ben Tapuai).

The Worcester scrum-half Hougaard fed the set-piece and gathered the ball before passing to the centre and onwards to the far wing. They were relentlessly attacking the Quins’ try-line with Bryce Heem touching down in the near corner. The conversion attempt hit the post and bounced out: Harlequins 28 – 12 Worcester Warriors.

The Game Changers took to the field for Harlequins with Lewis Boyce, Dave Ward, James Chisholm and James Lang (52 minutes).

The re-start ball was kicked long before Worcester returned it. Offside by the visitors impeded Care but allowed Quins to kick for the corner.

The ball was gathered well and a maul formed. It collapsed before reaching the try-line and so Quins passed to the centres as cheers and chants erupted around The Stoop.

The hard work paid off as Danny Care crossed the whitewash for the hosts’ 5th try of the game. Conversion added by Lang: Harlequins 35 – 12 Worcester Warriors (55mins).

Further misery was added to the visitors as another knock-on during their attack handed a scrum to Harlequins on the half-way line.

Worcester started to make changes with Gareth Milasinovich and Ted Hill joining the pitch (56 minutes).

It was the turn of Harlequins to knock-on whilst breaking through the defensive line and Worcester made the most of it, running along the wing. Brown was shown yellow for slowing down the ball and Worcester kicked for a line-out (58 minutes).

Quins, however, defended hard and as ‘Harlequins’ chants resonated around The Stoop, the hosts turned over possession and cleared their lines.

Worcester came again but Quins drove them back with every hard-hitting tackle, earning a penalty (not releasing). Lang again found good distance on his kick.

Possession was short-lived as Worcester were awarded a scrum, upgraded to a free-kick. They found touch, gathered line-out ball and formed a maul. Once again, however, basic skills let them down and a long pass flew forward.

Quins cleared their lines and although Worcester’s Ryan Mills gathered the high ball, the host’s defence was quickly upon him. Worcester did, however, continue with possession and the far wing, where Brown once stood, let in a try (Josh Adams); converted by Chris Pennell: Harlequins 35 – 19 Worcester Warriors (66 minutes).

The far wing seemed to be a gaping chasm as Worcester attacked and again gained ground but a Quins’ opportunity to steal possession took play back into Worcester’s territory. Brown returned to the field having served his sin-bin.

In the opposition 22, Harlequins recycled the ball well; Tapuai crossing the whitewash. Lang added the conversion: Harlequins 42 – 19 Worcester Warriors (70 minutes).

Man of the Match Danny Care was replaced.

The final 10 minutes of the game and Worcester seemed to slow their attack – slower at the breakdown. Yet that tactic worked as gaps opened up in the Quins defence and Michael Heaney scored the third try for Warriors. Converted by Pennell: Harlequins 42 – 26 Worcester Warriors.

Josh Ibuanokpe replaced Will Collier for the hosts (73 minutes).

The re-start ball was not gathered cleanly by Worcester and Quins stole possession. A forward pass, however, ended that play. The hosts regained the ball and Lang crossed in the far corner. Unconverted. (75 minutes).

The game got underway again with the ball being kicked straight into touch by Worcester, handing a scrum to Quins at halfway.

A superb long pass from Tapuai to Ibitoye kept the attacking run going, but Ibitoye was down on the pitch in pain following a tackle.

He had to leave the field, shaking his head, but applauding the fans. With all replacements now used by the hosts, Harlequins found themselves once again down to 14 men (78 minutes).

Worcester had the last say of the game – they won the scrum and successfully executed a cross-field kick. Tom Howe crossed the whitewash; the try converted by Pennell: Harlequins 47 – 33 Worcester Warriors.

The clock counted down but Worcester were aiming to add a losing bonus point to their try bonus-point. A forward pass, however, ended this hope and ended the game.

Full-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 47 – 33 Worcester Warriors

Attendance: 12,235

HARLEQUINS

15 Mike Brown, 14 Gabriel Ibitoye, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Nathan Earle, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Danny Care, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Max Crumpton, 3 Will Collier, 4 Matt Symons, 5 James Horwill (CC), 6 Jack Cliffors, 7 Chris Robshaw (CC), 8 Alex Dombrandt

Game Changers
16 Dave Ward, 17 Lewis Boyce, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Ben Glynn, 20 James Chisholm, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 James Lang, 23 Alofa Alofa

WORCESTER WARRIORS
15 Chris Pennell, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Francois Hougaard, 1 Callum Black, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Anton Bresler, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 6 Marco Mama, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 GJ Van Velze ©

Replacements
16 Isaac Miller, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Gareth Milasinovich, 19 Darren Barry, 20 Ted Hill, 21 Michael Heaney, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 Tom Howe

Referee: Luke Pearce
Assistants: Simon McConnell; Jonathan Healy
TMO: Keith Lewis

Match Report: Natalie Osborne Photography: Chris Spring
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