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Saturday, 23 March 2019

A 13-year-old girl has gone missing from Staines




Emily Keskes was last seen outside KFC in Sunbury Cross yesterday evening at 8.30.

She was wearing a red velour tracksuit with a hoody and top and bottoms.

However police believe she may have changed her clothes as a pair of high heel stilettos are missing from her room.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 pm  

A man has appeared in court following an alleged terrorist attack in Stanwell

50-year-old Vincent Fuller is accused of ranting about "white supremacy" and stabbing a 19-year-old man in a Tesco car park last Saturday.

The victim, who's believed to be from Bulgaria, was left with stab wounds to his neck and hands.

Fuller is also charged with a number of other offences including affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

He's due to appear at the Old Bailey next Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

The leader of Sutton Council has written to residents regarding our anticipated departure from the EU

Ruth Dombey says part of the negotiations “includes the right for all Sutton residents who are from the EU to apply for ‘settled status’ to continue living in the UK.”

She went on to urge residents to apply for it from the 30th of this month via the council website.  
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

Surrey Police at Woking mosque for peace vigil.

Surrey police have attended a prayer and peace vigil at Woking mosque.

It was held in support of the victims and families of the New Zealand terrorist attack a week ago.

It took place at the Shah Jahan Mosque in Oriental Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Gillingham ahead in match with AFC Wimbledon

And the celebration by AFC Wimbledon fans was shortlived

in the match which kicked off at 3pm.

The score line a short while ago was 1-2 to Gillingham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Putney and Surbiton MPs take part in anti-Brexit march



Former Education Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening has addressed the march against Brexit in central London.

Lib Dem MP for Surbiton Ed Davey has also been pictured with supporters along the route.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Stop and searches in Isleworth as London's mayor speaks out on stabbing of teen.

Police are operating ‘stop and searches’ until tomorrow morning in Isleworth after teenager was stabbed to death.

And forensic officers have been searching the area in Union Lane where the 17 year old was killed.

A murder investigation has been launched after the boy died despite the efforts of paramedics for an hour last night.

Witnesses say he was attacked by two men, one of whom was wearing a mask.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan says it's 'heartbreaking':

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Terrorism arrest in West London.

A man’s been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an investigation by the Met police.

The 41-year-old man was arrested at an address in west London on suspicion of dissemination of terrorist publications.

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

Officers have also carried out searches at the address and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

The Big Wet Wipe Count is back in Hammersmith

Last year, over 5,000 were cleared by volunteers, the largest concentration of wet wipes ever recorded.

New data shows that, despite regular clearance, these mounds are growing and changing shape.

The event is taking place on the banks of the Thames at Hammersmith Bridge south side until 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

PREVIEW: AFC Wimbledon vs Gillingham

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

UPDATE: MPs have been weighing in following the death of a teenager in Isleworth



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Police stop and searching after teen stabbed in Isleworth

Detectives are running stop and searches in Isleworth after a teenager who was stabbed to death in Union Lane last night.

Police were called to Isleworth following reports of a fight which started in Syon Park.

The 17 year-old was found with serious stab wounds and died at the scene.

Chief Inspector Andrew Deane has reassured residents that the area is a safe place to live, work and visit.

There are extra patrols running this weekend and beyond by neighbourhood police teams from Isleworth and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Croydon wins funding for youth theatre projects.

Thousands of young people in Croydon will get the chance to be involved in theatre after the borough becomes one of just five Youth Performance Partnerships in England.

The Council has won a bid for £1 million of funding from the Arts Council.

This will be used to create opportunities for more than 2,000 young people, targeting black, Asian and ethnic communities.

Schools and arts organisations will work as partners to bring workshops to schools and to promote off stage skills, such as scripting writing and tech, as much as on stage professions in drama, dance and music.

Initially workshops will be focussed in three neighbourhoods – New Addington, Thornton Heath and South Norwood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 am  

Man is charged over Stanwell stabbing.

A Stanwell man has been charged with attempted murder in what is being investigated as a terrorism case.

Fifty year old Vincent Fuller will appear at the Westminster Magistrates Court later today.

The incident happened last Saturday, the 16th of March, when a nineteen year old man was stabbed in Tesco’s car park in Town Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Friday, 22 March 2019

Kingston’s ruling Lib Dems apparently now support calls to declare a climate emergency.

That’s according to the borough’s Green Party which says they’ve done a u-turn following pressure from them.

Earlier this week Surrey County Council resisted calls from its Green councillors to declare a climate emergency in the county.

At the time, it said the move isn’t possible but it is still dedicated to tackling climate change.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Two of Kingston’s eight buildings which house children’s services are to be decommissioned in June.

The Council had planned on axing half of them, but a public consultation showed mass support for centres in New Malden and North Kingston.

The council says although it recognises the news will be “disappointing”, there is to be an increase in outreach services.

£50,000 is to be invested in these types of services each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Fire has gutted a shop with flats above it in Wallington.

The blaze broke out in Mollinson Drive just after 6.30 last night.

A small part of the ground floor shop and some of the property's ventilation system was damaged by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Police are making an appeal to the public in helping find a man wanted in relation to an ongoing investigation.




Edward Simpson of Northolt in Ealing is being sought in relation to harassment offences in Staines-Upon-Thames.

He is described as white, 5ft 7 tall with medium build, brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information as to his whereabouts then please contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Missing elderly missing woman with dementia has now been found.

Seventy four year old Pauline Wren went missing earlier today in Charlton Lane Shepperton.

We are happy to report that Surrey Police have just confirmed she has been found safe and well.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Today is World Water Day.



To mark the event, a new water fountain has been unveiled in Kingston’s Ancient Market.

It’s part of the Council’s plans to discourage plastic waste in the form of single use bottles.

It’s also the first of a number of new fountains to be installed across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

A “go slow” is to take place on the M25 this weekend.

It’s being hosted by pro-leave campaigners who want to make sure we Brexit on the date originally set out, next Friday.

Similar protests are being planned for the M6 and M1.

But the demonstrators have been warned they could face prosecution
by causing gridlock on motorways and A roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Thomas Cook has blamed the "wider challenges of the high street" for its decision to shut 21 shops.

The travel agent says the move could result in 320 job losses, as it focuses more on its online operation.

64% of the company's bookings are now made through its website.

Kingston is one of the 21 stores going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Spelthorne's MP causes a stir in the Commons

A Brexit minister's been causing confusion about when MPs will be voting on Theresa May's EU withdrawal deal.

Kwasi Kwarteng has been responding to urgent questions in the Commons, after the Prime Minister met EU leaders last night.

Brussels has agreed the UK will leave on the 22nd of May, if MPs support Mrs May’s terms next week.

If not, a Plan B is needed by mid-April.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

IVF motion tabled in Parliament by Mitcham's MP

It's claimed thousands of women are being let down by IVF laws which don't adequately protect them.

Campaigners say long-term effects of the treatment are being ignored and drugs aren't being properly monitored and regulated.

A new bill to tighten the rules is being introduced in Parliament today.

It's being tabled by Mitcham and Morden’s Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

We're expecting a result from the High Court today regarding Heathrow expansion

Councils, campaigners and the Mayor of London have spent 10 days making their case against a third runway.

They say if it goes ahead, it will make life unhealthier and nosier for millions of people in the South East of England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It's claimed thousands of women are being let down by IVF laws which don't adequately protect them.

Campaigners say long-term effects of the treatment are being ignored and drugs aren't being properly monitored and regulated.

Geeta Nargund is Mwedical Director at Create Fertility in Wimbledon.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington's MP left sitting in a pub waiting for Brexiteer Tim Martin

The Lib Dem’s Brexit spokesperson has spent the afternoon sitting in a pub.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake, a remain voter, is at The Whispering Moon, a Wetherspoon’s Pub.

He’s waiting for the chain’s owner Tim Martin, a staunch Brexiteer, to debate him.

As yet, he hasn’t turned up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Thomas Cook Kingston to close

Thomas Cook has become the latest casualty of the high street.

21 stores are to close, including Kingston, resulting in 320 job losses.

The travel agent says it's making changes as increasing numbers of holiday-makers book online.

A consultation with staff and unions has started.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Disruption at one of the UK's busiest railway stations is expected to last into this evening's commute after a disastrous morning.

All Southwestern Railway trains in and out of Waterloo were cancelled earlier because engineering work hadn't finished on time.

The company says normal service should resume by 6pm.

That’s 12 hours after services began running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington talks to us ahead of tomorrow's "People's March."

A "People's March" is taking place this weekend for anyone who wants a final say on Brexit.

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has told us what it hopes to achieve.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A dog that was rescued by the RSPCA in Putney following a fire which killed his friend has gone missing.



Sony is a small black, white and brown Jack Russell and has no collar but is micro-chipped.

He was last seen running around yesterday at 4.30pm in St Leonard's Road in East Sheen.

If you have seen him you should call the RSPCA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Chelsea Ladies' Hannah Blundell is urging her team-mates to stay focused after their Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea Ladies' Hannah Blundell is urging her team-mates to stay focused after their Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The west London club will take a 2-nil advantage into next week's tie.

Blundell says they can't start thinking of the semi-finals yet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Only 1 in 6 councils in the country still collect non-recyclable waste from the majority of houses in their area weekly.

However, at least 10 have announced plans to make the collections fortnightly.

That’s according to a BBC investigation.

Merton is one of those authorities while areas like Kensington and Chelsea, have their bins emptied more than once a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

11 women die from the disease every day, while more than 25,000 women are living with it.

Pauline Corrie from Surbiton is the face of the national Take Ovar campaign and has suffered from the disease.

Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson spoke to her earlier.



Pauline is holding a coffee morning in her home for anyone who has been before at 11.30am tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am  

Weapons - including knives and knuckle dusters - were found on a coach used by Paris Saint-Germain fans travelling to their Women's Champions League tie with Chelsea last night.

One man was arrested for possession of Class A drugs, while the remaining passengers were escorted away from the Kingsmeadow Stadium in New Malden.

Police were also called to the stadium early yesterday morning following reports of PSG supporters causing criminal damage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 am  

A giant poster van will be making its way through Kingston this morning

A giant poster van will be making its way through Kingston this morning.

It will be calling for a “final say on Brexit”

People are being invited to have a photo with the van which will be at the back of Surbiton Station at 10 o’clock before it tours the town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 am  

Surrey CC invest more in road repair programme

270 roads across Surrey have benefitted from repairs over the last year.

It’s after the county council invested an additional £20 million in a two-year programme to improve those most in need.

This is on top of the 70 resurfacing schemes and the 50,000-plus potholes filled.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Rare relic seized at Heathrow returned to Iraq

A rare and ancient Babylonian treasure that was confiscated at Heathrow airport has been returned to Iraq.

The cuneiform kudurru, which dates from King Nebuchadnezzar 1’s reign of approximately 1126-1103BC, was seized in 2012.

The one-foot tall stone artefact was handed to the Iraqi embassy on Tuesday and will go on display at Baghdad’s Iraq Museum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Chelsea Women eye-up Champions League semis

Chelsea are on course to reach the Women’s Champions League semi-finals for a second consecutive year after recording a comfortable 2-nil win over Paris St Germain at Kingsmeadow.

Second half goals from Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert secured the win for the Blues.

Blundell told Radio Jackie it was a pleasing result.



Before last night’s quarter-final first leg game police uncovered weapons, including knives and knuckledusters from a coach of PSG supporters.

They were denied entry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 am  

Children in Croydon with special educational needs and disabilities are to have better support thanks to the council’s new proposals.

They include improvements to the health visiting service which means more will receive development checks at the ages of 1 and 2.

A new referral system will mean under 5s will also mean faster autism diagnosis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Woman who died after being swept into the sea in Harris named.

A woman who died after being swept into the sea at a beach in the Western Isles on Wednesday morning has been named by police.

Agnes Proudhon-Smith was a photographer from Thames Ditton.

Police, HM Coastguard and the RNLI were called to the Nisabost area in the Isle of Harris.

The Coastguard helicopter flew the 50 year old to a hospital in Lewis where police said she was "sadly pronounced dead".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police in New Malden are investigating a series of robberies on school children.

The incidents have occurred around the High Street and Blagdon Park over the last few days.

Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols in the area and are advising pupils to walk in pairs and to stick to main routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea's ladies played in the Champions League tonight.



They took on Paris Saint-Germain at Kingsmeadow in the first leg of their quarter-finals.

Chelsea Ladies won 2-nil.

With goals from Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert in the last 20 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A pet rabbit has been dumped in a cage on the street in Hammersmith.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bunny was discovered just a few weeks away from Easter.

The beige dwarf lop-eared rabbit was found in a cage meant for guinea pigs on Tabor Road early on Sunday.

The officers who rescued her have called her Athena.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man who illegally sold a pack of 13 knives to a 14 year old girl in New Addington has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Raymond Morris, an employee of Gift Bank, was also ordered to pay £315 and told he must do 100 hours’ unpaid community work.

He had already admitted to selling a knife product to someone under 18.

Croydon Council prosecuted after a trading standards officer saw him sell the craft knives at the shop in Central Parade in September.

The teenager was a volunteer carrying out underage test purchases for the council.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm  

Surrey County Council says it is committed to helping residents reduce their carbon footprint as quickly as possible.

The Conservative led authority has resisted calls from the Greens to declare a “climate emergency” in the county.

Green Cllr Jonathan Essex submitted a motion asking the council to go carbon neutral by 2030.

However, that goes against the Government’s own target of 80% by 2050.

Surrey says it simply isn’t able to gift everything listed in the motion as an authority, but remains committed to tackling climate change.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Tesco at Shannon Corner in New Malden will close at 10 tonight following "an incident."

Reports suggest a group of travellers have moved on to the site.

The store is usually open 24 hours a day.

A spokesman for the chain says the closure is a “safety precaution.”

Statement in full:

“Following an incident at our New Malden Extra store yesterday, we have made the decision to close the store at 10pm this evening as a safety precaution.

The store will then reopen at 6am tomorrow morning and continue to serve customers as normal.

The incident has been reported to the police and we are supporting them with their investigations.

We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm  

Fulham pupils go behind the screen with BBC’s Silent Witness stars



The next generation of film directors and script writers from Hurlingham Academy have shot scenes with BBC stars from critically-acclaimed series Silent Witness last week.

Actors Emilia Fox and Colin Salmon, who recently recorded an episode of the award-winning show at the Peterborough Road school, were once again in front of the camera as the academy’s aspiring directors and cameramen filmed candid interviews with the stars.

The actors returned to thank the school for its support during the filming of the show, and were also joined by senior script writer Tim Prager and BBC executive producer, Richard Stokes, on the day.

They took the opportunity to talk to the pupils about starting a career in the TV and film industry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A signed Beatles record once owned by John Lennon is going on sale, and could raise over £130,000

The cover of "Yesterday And Today" shows the band posing in white butchers coats with raw meat and decapitated baby dolls.

It was recorded in 1966 when Lennon was living in Weybridge.

After causing controversy, later versions featured the Fab Four with an old-fashioned suitcase.

It goes under the hammer in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

An investigation into claims a journalist “mis-gendered” a transgender woman over Twitter has been dropped.

Surrey Police received an allegation in October in relation to a number of tweets.

It was investigating to see whether any criminal offences had taken place.

But today it says the original allegation has been withdrawn and no further action will be taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Chelsea's women's team are in Champions League action tonight.

They take on Paris Saint-Germain at Kingsmeadow in the first leg of their quarter-final.

KO 7.05pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Kingston Council has confirmed that the ballot for the Cambridge Road Estate regeneration will be held in the Autumn.

Countryside Properties Ltd will be the joint venture development partner.

The council says the regeneration will offer new homes for existing and new residents, as well as improving public and community spaces

Kingston is one of the first London boroughs to hold a resident ballot for its estate regeneration plans.

The ballot will be independently run and overseen by the Electoral Reform Services and will ask residents to vote on whether they support the council's regeneration proposals for new homes on the estate.

The council will run the ballot in accordance with the Greater London Authority guidance.

There will be a wide-ranging and extensive programme of engagement over the coming months to ensure everyone has the opportunity to give their views and be part of the master-planning.

If the result of the ballot is ‘yes’, a planning application will be submitted to Kingston Council’s planning service in 2020 for consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Spelthorne Borough Council is raising concerns about Surrey County Council’s proposals to change fire service cover in the borough.

Surrey CC launched a public consultation earlier this month detailing proposed changes from 2020.

It’s revealed plans to reduce the level of cover for Spelthorne from two full-time crews to two day-time and one night-time crew.

The Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council Cllr Ian Harvey says:

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: “Ever since I was first elected in 2013, I have been concerned about proposed cuts to fire services in Spelthorne. From when it was announced in 2017 that Staines and Sunbury fire stations were to be closed and replaced with a single station in Ashford, we have pushed for this be staffed with two full-time crews, as per the current arrangement. It is very disappointing that cover could be downgraded to just one Spelthorne crew at night. Whilst we appreciate that the County Council has budget pressures, nothing is more important than our residents’ safety and we are far from convinced that the level of staffing being outlined is sufficient. We will be responding to Surrey’s consultation appropriately.”

You can see more about the proposals in the video below.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Week of action to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation undertaken by Met Police's South West Basic Command Unit

CSE is a form of child sexual abuse and can occur when a young person or group of young people are manipulated or deceived into sexual activity by another.

This can be by an adult but young people can also be exploited by other young people or peer groups, who take an advantage of the imbalance of power within the relationship.

It often involves the young person being offered drugs, alcohol, money, gifts, cigarettes, mobile phones or supposed affection in return for engaging in sexual activity.

CSE can occur through the use of technology without the child realising that they are being exploited.

For example, the victim may be persuaded to post sexual images on the internet or send them via their mobile phones, without immediate payment or gain.

A common feature of CSE is that the victims do not recognise the coercive nature of the relationship or see themselves as a victim of sexual exploitation. As a result they are unlikely to report the abuse, so the issue remains under reported.

The South West BCU consists of Richmond,Kingston, Wandsworth and Merton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A survey's found almost half of motorists aged 25 to 34 use their phones while driving.

The RAC says 47% admit to doing it, which is up 7% from the previous year.

The rise is despite tougher laws which came in during 2017 which doubled the previous punishment.

These drivers in Isleworth say the temptation is always there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man's appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was buried in a shallow grave in Kew.

Kirill Belorusov was arrested in Estonia following the discovery of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux's remains in Darrell Road earlier this month.

The 32 year old spoke only to confirm his details and is due at the Old Bailey on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Police investigating an armed robbery at a bank in Hounslow have released an image of the man they want to question.



A male suspect walked in to the Bank of India in the High Street in January last year.

He approached the front counter and handed staff a letter which threatened he had a bomb.

He then walked into the middle of the reception area and threatened staff with a knife whilst ordering them to hand over cash.

The suspect fled with a bag containing more than £12,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Kingston's Council leader Liz Green welcomes plans to build new free school in Chessington

Kingston’s getting a new free school for children with special educational needs.

The school, which is due to open in September 2022, will be based in Moore Lane in Chessington subject to further approval.

It will provide 90 places for children and young people aged 5 to 19 who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Moor Lane currently hosts some services for children with disabilities, but it’s not clear if any of them will need to be relocated.

Liz Green explains how it will all work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Man due in court charged with murder in Kew



Detectives investigating the murder of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux in Kew have charged a man this evening with her murder.

Kirill Belorusov, an Estonian national who had been living in London, was arrested last week at an address in Tallinn, Estonia on suspicion of murder.

The Met worked with the CPS to issue a European Arrest Warrant and received assistance from colleagues in Eurojust in the Hague, and Europol, to trace and detain him.

He was escorted back to the UK by officers from the Met’s Extradition Unit after proceedings were completed.

He was taken into custody at a west London police station, where he was charged with murder.

He's due in court this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

The Twickenham MP and Lib Dem leader has spoken ahead of his journey to Brussels

Sir Vince Cable has tweeted ahead of his trip to Brussels, saying he hopes they will “rescue the British Government from its own folly by mandating a long extension, so British politics can sort itself out.”

All three leaders are heading to talk to the European Council this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Three people have been convicted in relation to the fatal stabbing of Mark Fontaine in Chelsea in May last year.



A 15 year old boy from Putney has been found guilty of manslaughter and conspiracy to rob following a trial at the Old Bailey.

While two other 18 year old men have been convicted of conspiracy to rob but were cleared of a murder charge.

Mark arranged a cannabis deal with the group, when the teenager stabbed him in his car.

All three will be sentenced at the same court on a date to be confirmed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

A man's been charged with the murder of a 34 year old woman, who was found buried in her garden in Kew

A man's been charged with the murder of a 34 year old woman, who was found buried in her garden in Kew.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was discovered in a shallow grave in Darrell Road earlier this month.

32 year old Kirill Belorusov, who's from Estonia, has been extradited to the UK after being arrested in his home country last week.

He's due to appear in court later today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

A leading chocolate expert is adopting a strict diet to raise money for Teddington based charity Tearfund.

Will Torrent will be doing the “mean bean challenge” and all the money raised will be doubled by the government.

He is planning to eat nothing other than plain rice and beans and porridge for 5 days to help beat hunger and poverty across the world.

Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson spoke to him earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Croydon's Stormzy's going to play a newspaper editor in a new TV drama.

Croydon's Stormzy's going to play a newspaper editor in a new TV drama.

The grime star has joined the cast of Noughts and Crosses, which is made by the company behind Poldark.

It's based on books by Malorie Blackman and is currently being filmed in South Africa.

The 25-year-old's character was created especially for the series, with a guest role in one episode.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Fancy eating nothing but plain rice and beans for 5 days?

Fancy eating nothing but plain rice and beans for 5 days?

That’s what some people are doing to remind us that many across the world who live in poverty are forced to adopt this kind of diet.

Teddington based national charity Tearfund has launched its “Mean Bean Challenge”.

Tearfund works alongside local churches and other locally-based organisations in over 50 countries to help people realise their plans for a better future.

One person taking part in the challenge is Will Torrent, a leading chocolate expert.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am  

Crystal Palace star Wilfred Zaha faces a 6000 mile round trip to the Ivory Coast despite having an injury.

A hamstring strain ruled the forward out of their quarter final defeat to Watford last weekend.

And Roy Hodgson said he would be a doubt for their next game against Huddersfield, which comes after the international break.

However his national team want to assess him before their home game against Rwanda.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has labelled Jeremy Corbyn “juvenile”.

The opposition leader walked out of a Brexit meeting because the Prime Minister also invited MPs who recently left his party.

Labour say by inviting them the Prime Minister failed to keep to the agreed terms.

Chuka Umunna is one of those from the breakaway Independent Group:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

The Chelsea manager has welcomed Barclay’s multi-million pound sponsorship of the women’s football league.

Emma Hayes told the BBC this is a "watershed moment" for the game.

The bank has agreed a 3-year deal with the Women’s Super League – starting next season.

Last year the Blues won the domestic league and cup double.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Wandsworth.

The 18 year old male victim is in a critical condition following the attack in Balham Hill yesterday evening.

Police were called to the scene just after 6pm.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Surrey police has launched an investigation into claims a journalist “mis-gendered” a transgender woman over Twitter.

The force says it received an allegation in October in relation to a number of tweets.

The force says it is investigating to see whether any criminal offences have taken place.

A 44-year-old woman has been asked to attend a voluntary interview in relation to the allegation as part of the on-going investigation.

Updated Statement on investigation.

"We received an allegation on the 15th of October 2018 in relation to a number of tweets which were posted in October 2018.

A thorough investigation was launched to establish whether any criminal offences had taken place.

The original allegation has subsequently been withdrawn and no further action will be taken in relation to this matter.

We have a duty of care to fully investigate all allegations which are reported to us.

Once this investigation has been completed, a decision is made on the most appropriate course of action to take."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Hersham village hall is due to re-open in 2020.

It was closed in June 2017 due to fire and safety concerns.

Elmbridge Council says it has responded to an overwhelming wish of residents for the hall to be re-opened.

The council will work on detailed proposals to secure funding in July 2019 with a view to a 12-18 month project to precede the opening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Holly Willoughby says she was surprised by Fearne Cotton's decision to leave Celebrity Juice.

She says her friend has been brilliant and they've had lots of fun, but she understands and respects her decision to go.

Holly is hoping Fearne will come back for one-off specials.

The presenter who lives in Richmond says she’ll leave with “incredible memories.”

Her place as a team captain will be taken by Paddy McGuinness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Manchester United's Paul Pogba says Raheem Sterling was right to question the media's portrayal of black players.

The City winger suffered alleged racial abuse against Chelsea in December - and claimed afterwards some newspaper reports helped to "fuel racism".

Pogba agrees Sterling does seem to be treated unfairly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

It was on this day in 1962 that the Queen Mother opened Croydon’s Fairfield Halls.

The Centre is being refurbished as part of the regeneration of Croydon and will help form the area’s new cultural quarter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

England under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd says Callum Hudson-Odoi's call-up to the senior squad will only be temporary.

Injuries meant the 18-year-old Chelsea winger was added to Gareth Southgate's group for Euro 2020 qualifiers with the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

But Boothroyd say Hudson-Odoi will be needed for this summer's under-21 championships.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Surrey Police is relocating to Leatherhead at a cost of £20 million.

Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Richmond Council has been awarded funding to help reduce rough sleeping.

The authority has been handed £223,000 from cash the Government has set aside as part of a Rapid Rehousing Pathway initiative.

The scheme aims to significantly reduce rough sleeping across the country.

The award will fund case workers, called ‘navigators’, to guide rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation as rapidly as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Back Heathrow has called on politicians in Spelthorne to "tone down" what it’s calling emotive rhetoric about airport expansion.

The pro expansion campaign group has cited a leaflet sent by the area’s Labour group as a cause of “distress.”

It allegedly said “enlargement would require an extra 10,000 building workers mainly single men from abroad, as we don't have that number of spare workers.

Hostel accommodation would also be needed in an already over populated area for about six years.”

Back Heathrow says the leaflet has both sexist and racist undertones and expansion will create 40,000 new jobs for residents.

A judicial review on the matter of expansion is currently taking place at the High Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

538 children have been admitted to hospital over the last 3 years for drink and drug abuse in Surrey.

The figures have been released by Public Health England.

Over 4,000 children from the South East were admitted to hospital during that time. Kent topped the list for the number of admissions.

Eytan Alexander of UKAT, a private addiction service, says parents need to have frank conversations with their children about drugs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue service is proposing changes aimed at preventing emergencies happening in the first place.

Acting Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Steve Owen-Hughes explains what they are.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Malawi rep from Teddington based Charity Tearfund talks to us about the situation regarding Cyclone Idai

The United Nations has promised £15 million in emergency aid to help victims of Cyclone Idai

More than 350 people are dead after destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Officials describe victims clinging to trees, and say roads, bridges and crops have been washed away.

Vincent Moyo the Malawi representative for Teddington based charity Tearfund, is in Zimbabwe's capital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Hounslow Council has celebrated the dedication of its social workers.

To mark the occasion, The Baked Bean Company performed a short a play about challengers faced when transitioning from childhood to adulthood.

The event which was held at the Ramada Hotel was promoting the ‘Importance of Human Relationships.

Hounslow currently has 165 children’s social workers supporting more than two thousand children and 77 supporting vulnerable adults.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

British Transport Police have confirmed they’re looking into an incident of alleged racial abuse on an Overground service.

A commuter allegedly launched into an anti-Muslim tirade during rush hour on a train between West Croydon and Canada Water last night.

BTP says it’s aware of a video showing an “incident of racial abuse on the London Overground”, but no one has yet made a complaint.

It went on to say “we take all reports very seriously and ask anyone who witnessed what happened, or who has any information, to contact BTP”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

An elderly pedestrian is in hospital following a collision in Balham.

Police were called to Bedford Hill just before 10.30 this morning.

They found a van in collision with a male pedestrian, believed to be aged in his 70s.

The man was taken to hospital by air ambulance where his condition is unknown at this time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

A previous Labour cabinet member is joining the board of Heathrow Airport Holdings as a non-executive director.

A previous Labour cabinet member is joining the board of Heathrow Airport Holdings as a non-executive director.

Ruth Kelly, a former transport secretary is expected to bring her financial and political expertise to the team ahead of delivering the third runway.

The controversial decision to expand the airport was approved by Chris Grayling and faces a legal battle by a number of charities and authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Philip Hammond’s claim of a big economic boost if Theresa’s May's Brexit deal is passed has been weakened.

Philip Hammond’s claim of a big economic boost if Theresa’s May's Brexit deal is passed has been weakened.

That’s according to the Office for Budget Responsibility which says improvements to the economy will only happen once a trade deal is in place with the EU.

The Chancellor and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge is hoping that a Brexit deal will aid him in ending austerity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Hammersmith’s pop up spaces for small business owners is returning to the borough until August.

The council has teamed up with the Kings Mall shopping centre, to provide affordable rental space for over 20 entrepreneurs.

It’s hoped the scheme will create more affordable and flexible co-working hubs in the area for start-ups and existing traders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

It's understood images of self harm are still circulating on Instagram - a month after the social media platform promised to remove them.

The company is facing criticism after the death of 14 year old Molly Russell, who took her own life.

Assistant Head teacher Amy Sellars from Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith says the online world is one which parents struggle to monitor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

A man from Isleworth is missing.



A man from Isleworth is missing.

Duncan King was last seen in the area on Monday at lunch time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

Detectives are renewing appeals for information following a stabbing in Fulham

Emergency services were called following reports of a fight.

A man was found suffering from stab wounds.

He was initially tended to by members of the public.

He received further treatment from medical professionals but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and he has been formally identified as 29-year-old Nathaniel Armstrong from the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 am  

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Netflix has revealed the first full trailer of Sir David Attenborough's new wildlife programme Our Planet.

The naturalist from Richmond lends his voice to the eight-part series which includes never-before-seen footage of species and their habitats

The streaming platform's also revealed actresses Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek will narrate for Spain and Latin America, respectively.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Youngsters attended a knife crime conference at Kingston College today.

The “What’s the Point” event featured talks from Street Doctors, which teachers young people how to deliver First Aid, and the Met.

Pupils from the borough’s schools including Coombe Boys and Hollyfield attended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A drug dealer from Feltham is facing the next five and a half years behind bars.

27 year old Henry Romario was spotted by police on the M25.

He initially tried to conceal a package in his mouth when he was stopped, and later attempted to throw it away.

The wrap was discovered to contain heroin, and Romario was arrested for possession with intent to supply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Ian Baird is taking over the helm at Sutton United whilst Paul Doswell takes a break.

The ‘U’s are ninth in the National league and with seven games left, they are four points off the play-offs.

Baird has worked with Doswell for five years and has contributed to the huge success of the team this season.

Doswell hopes to return in early July in time for the new season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A child sexual abuse prevention helpline in Northern Ireland has received a £600,000 boost from the government.

The Stop It Now! UK & Ireland helpline is operated by the Lucy Faithfull charity in Epsom.

It was created in 2002 and has been supported with funding from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice.

Helpline operators provide confidential information, support and advice to any adult with concerns about child sexual abuse.

The groups the helpline prioritises include family and friends worried about the sexual thoughts or behaviour of an adult they know.

The helpline took more than 9,400 calls from over 5,000 people in 2017/18.

During the same period 2,746 people called but never got through to an operator because the line was busy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

#RadioJackieIs50 Lucy Mayer recaps Jackie's 50 year history in 50 seconds

1969. The year man first set foot on the moon, the Beatles staged their last public performance and Radio Jackie hit the airwaves.

Lucy Mayer takes a look back at SW London and Surrey’s favourite radio station on its 50th birthday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Kingston Council says it wants to end the process of “land-banking” by developers.

It’s a process where land is bought up but no work is started for long periods of time meaning the sites are left empty.

There are a number of such developments in the borough including the old Tesco site at Tolworth and Cox Crescent in New Malden.

Here’s Lib Dem Council leader Liz Green.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Richmond's Mayor to skydive for charity this weekend.

Richmond’s Mayor will jump out of a plane for charity on Sunday morning.

Ben Khosa is trying to raise money for Refuge Richmond, a service which offers support to residents affected by domestic abuse.

Ben explains why he's chosen a skydive.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud has been banned from driving for six months.

It’s after the striker admitted his fourth speeding offence in a year.

The 32-year-old was caught driving his Bentley at 60mph in a 50mph zone in North London last May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Children are going to war against air pollution in London.

Pupils from five primary schools, including ones in Richmond and Hammersmith, will carry backpacks with inbuilt air quality sensors.

The sensors weigh about 1kg and measure particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide levels.

Data collected will be used to discover and hence avoid pollution hotspots and protect the lungs and health of Capitals’ children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A Barber's in Wimbledon has apologised to Strictly dancer Karen Clifton.

It’s after she was allegedly refused a haircut by Jack's of London salon based on her gender.

The professional dancer broke down in tears in a video she posted online after the incident.

In it, she says she had been to the barber's on a few occasions but on this occasion she was told the “owner doesn’t allow women”.

In a statement regarding yesterday's incident Jack’s said;

"Earlier this morning TV celebrity Karen Clifton was informed that Jacks of London does not cater for women. Her experience has alerted us to the need to make it explicit to our entire team that Jacks of London DOES give barber cuts to everyone, regardless of gender.

However, we must also emphasise that Jacks of London is a barber store, specialising in barber cuts. Later this year it will celebrate 25 years as a traditional store for men who do not want to go to a hair salon, preferring, instead, to hang out where there are wall-to-wall sports, video games and clippers buzzing. The Jacks of London brand is now synonymous with quality service and outstanding barbering and so, increasingly, women are coming to us for technical cuts by our award-winning barbers. Indeed, Karen Clifton has had her short hair done twice before at our store without event. But these are specific styles.

Many of our barbers have had barber AND hairdressing training, but not all. Barbers and hairdressers require different skills and training; a hairdresser may stumble over cutting a pattern in a fade while a barber would struggle to cut a bob. This is why there tends to be a gender divide between hair salons and barbershops, but for anyone of any gender who wants an undercut, as Karen currently sports, a tight fade or a short, back and sides, Jacks of London barbers CAN AND WILL deliver.
We sincerely apologise to @karencliftonofficial for the treatment she received this morning and would welcome her back to Jacks anytime.
#wesupportkarenclifton"

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Three days of strike action is continuing at Croydon College.

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

85% of UCU members at Croydon College who voted backed strike action.

Similar walk outs will take place over the next few days at South Bank and West Thames Colleges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi could make his England debut on Friday against the Czech Republic.

Originally in the Under 21 squad, he's been called up the senior team after a number of withdrawals.

Speaking on the official England Twitter account, Hudson-Odoi says he's settling in well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Busted have been announced as the last act for this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival.

Busted have been announced as the last act for this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival.

They join acts including Nile Rodgers and Chic, as well as Kylie Minogue, on the line-up.

The event takes place in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Good Morning Presenter Susanna Reid has stepped up security at her home in Balham after two burglaries in just one month.

According to The Sun, family possessions and her car were taken in the first raid and thousands of pounds worth of electronics in the second.

The car was later recovered nearby.

The 48 year old lives in the house with her three teenage sons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly still interested in buying Chelsea, after recently taking over Team Sky.

Mr Ratcliffe is the wealthiest man in Britain but is hesitating at Roman Abramovich’s asking price of at least £2.5 billion.

We will find out today what the club confirms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

A man has been attacked in a bar in Wandsworth.



A man has been attacked in a bar in Wandsworth.

He has suffered an injury to the head after being hit with a glass bottle following a fight on Lavender Hill at around 8 o’clock last night.

One man has been arrested and the victims injuries are not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

A second man was stabbed in Hounslow over the weekend in the Isleworth area of the borough.

It happened on Saturday at around 5.30pm it The Drive.

The 18 year old was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made, anyone who knows anything must call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am  

Two fraudsters who illegally used blue badges in Hammersmith and Fulham have been handed community orders.

Two fraudsters who illegally used blue badges in Hammersmith and Fulham have been handed community orders.

The council’s parking team prosecuted the men following separate investigations.

Between the two of them they were given 18 month community orders which include 140 hours of unpaid work.

They were also made to pay over £1,500 in charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Richmond could be about to get a load of new vehicle charging points.

Richmond could be about to get a load of new vehicle charging points.

Residents are being urged to have their say on where the bays should be situated.

The Council is partnering with Source London to install the new points which would be funded by Source London.

Potential locations include Hampton Wick, St. Margaret’s and North Twickenham, Twickenham Riverside and Whitton.

It’s hoped approximately 25-35 will be shortlisted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Counter terror police are continuing to question a man after a suspected terror attack in Stanwell on Saturday.

Counter terror police are continuing to question a man after a suspected terror attack in Stanwell on Saturday.

It’s thought the far-right inspired attacker targeted the teenager “due to his ethnic appearance”.

Police have been granted permission to detain the suspect until the 23rd of this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Radio Jackie is celebrating its 50th birthday today #RadioJackieIs50

1969. The year man first set foot on the moon, the Beatles staged their last public performance and Radio Jackie hit the airwaves.

Lucy Mayer takes a look back at how SW London and Surrey’s favourite radio station battled to become legal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Police have been given more time to question a man after a suspected terror attack in Stanwell.

Officers were called to a Tesco car park in Stanwell on Saturday night to reports a 19 year old man had been stabbed in the hand.

A 50 year old's being held on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offences.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 18 March 2019

A 28-year-old man has avoided jail after inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Heathrow based British Airways has revealed a major overhaul of its business class seating

It's after it was accused of lagging behind other airlines.

Club Suite will feature direct access to an aisle, a door for enhanced privacy and flat-bed seats.

There'll also be more storage space, a vanity unit and an 18 inch entertainment screen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police have been given more time to question a man after a suspected terror attack near Heathrow Airport.

Following a suspected terrorist incident, police in Stanwell have been given more time to question the suspect.

They have until Saturday.

The suspect, a 50-year-old man from Stanwell was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order.

Searches have been carried out in Viola Avenue today and are ongoing.

A police scene remains in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Find out which Chelsea player had been picked for the England Squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Gareth Southgate has added Callum Hudson-Odoi to his England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

The Chelsea winger was due to be playing for the Under 21's for the first time but could now play for the seniors instead.

Under 21's boss Aidy Boothroyd tells us about the qualities Hudson-Odoi has.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Sarah Beeny says she left London so her children could have a better life.

The TV presenter and property expert has moved from Streatham to a seven-bedroom home in Somerset with her husband and four sons.

She's told Hello! magazine they've made the decision to take over a 220-acre sheep farm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Gareth Southgate has added Callum Hudson-Odoi to his England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

The Chelsea winger was due to be playing for the Under 21s.

Earlier Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse was also added to the squad.

It's because Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have withdrawn because injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Another Wet Wipe Count is being planned for the Thames on Saturday.



Last year, over 5,000 were cleared, the largest concentration of wet wipes ever recorded.

New data shows that, despite regular clearance, these mounds are growing and changing shape.

The event on Saturday between 11am and 12 noon is open to volunteers and will take place on the Thames foreshore by Hammersmith Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A man who is currently serving nine years behind bars has been jailed for a further two for child sex offences.



46 year old Taiwo Benson from North London was handed the sentence at Kingston Crown Court.

It’s after he pleaded guilty to a number of new offences.

They were committed between January and December 2015 against nine victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse on #CSEDay19

Organised by the national charity NWG Network, which is dedicated to helping combat CSE, the day aims to encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse.

People are being asked to write a personal pledge on their hands and then post a photo of it on social media using #HelpingHands and #CSEDay19.

The pledge can be anything, from speaking out, to educating others.

It aims to increase people’s understanding of child sexual exploitation and how to spot the warning signs in a child or young person’s behaviour that may indicate something is wrong.

Cllr Penny Frost, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

“Keeping children safe is our top priority. Everyone has a role to play in helping to protect children. All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.

“It is not just up to social services, doctors and the police to identify the signs of abuse and neglect. Members of the public are in a unique position to spot concerns among children with whom they have contact - which may not be apparent to professionals. It is better to help children as early as possible so that action can be taken to help the child and support the family concerned.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Carshalton Athletic ended table-topping Dorking Wanderers' impressive winning streak of 11 games by coming out 3-2 winners at their Meadowbank stadium at the weekend.

Carshalton trailed 1-0 at the break but goals from Bobby Price and Tommy Bradford eventually saw the Robins home.

The result also stretched Carshalton's current unbeaten run to 11 games in the league.

The result also moves Carshalton up to sixth place and just one point outside the play-off positions.

Before the match, goalkeeper Patrick Ohman was asked about the size of the task Carshalton faced.



Next up for Carshalton is a home game against Brightlingsea Regent on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Chelsea have complained to UEFA about racist abuse aimed at Callum Hudson-Odoi during the second leg of their Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev.


The winger's understood to have been subjected to monkey chants from a group of home fans last Thursday.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta reported it to the referee at the end of the game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Harlequins sign Argentina international Martin Landajo



The Twickenham based team has signed Argentina Scrum-half Martin Landajo.

He will join the Club as a new signing for the 2019/20 season.

The 30-year-old, who is one of his country’s most capped internationals with 84 appearances and was part of the Argentina squad which reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, will complement Danny Care’s skill-set and provide another level of leadership across the squad.

Landajo will team up with Harlequins from Jaguares following the World Cup in Japan, if selected for the Argentina national squad, and will look to make his debut for the London Club at The Stoop from November 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Counter terror police are continuing to question a 50 year old man after a suspected far-right inspired attack in Stanwell.

A 19 year old was stabbed and allegedly had racist abuse hurled at them during the fracas on Saturday night.

The man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and a racially-aggravated offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Status Quo's Francis Rossi says he's embarrassed at how the band acted in their early days.

The frontman who lives in Purley says they felt they had to play up to their rock-and-roll image.

The group had 43 hit albums, selling 110 million records worldwide.

Rossi thinks the music industry should change, and not encourage big egos.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Sutton’s Women’s Centre is holding its first ever conference on Domestic Abuse next Thursday

Over 120 women access the charity’s domestic abuse services annually.

The event will see over 140 delegates from the likes of the Met Police, Sutton Council, charities, and MP Tom Brake in attendance.

The conference will take place at The Grange in Beddington Park on the 28th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

MP Tom Brake hosts bake sale for The Brain Tumour charity



Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake has hosted a bake sale and raised £350 for brain tumour research.

The money raised at the event will be donated to The Brain Tumour Charity, a charity that aims to find a cure to brain cancer and double the survival rate by 2025.

Every day, 31 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Survival rates are just 14% and have barely improved in the last 40 years compared with other cancers.

Investment in research is extremely low and diagnosis is taking far too long.

The Brain Tumour Charity strives to change this.

Mr Brake says:

“I would like to thank everyone who came out to the bake sale and helped raise much-needed dough for The Brain Tumour Charity. I am proud to say that together we raised £350! It is important to fund this important research and ultimately find a cure for brain tumours.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Made In Chelsea will be introducing seven new characters in the upcoming series.

French-born newbie Maeva D'Ascanio looks likely to cause a stir, saying she's made enemies on the show already.

Existing cast members Olivia Bentley and Jamie Laing will also be back.

The seventeenth series starts next Monday on E4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The sisters of a man who died after he was stabbed on a train have backed a petition calling for tougher jail sentences for knife crime.

Lee Pomeroy suffered nine stab wounds when he was attacked in January on a train from Guildford to Waterloo.

His sisters say a recent rise in knife crime is a "national crisis".

36 year old Darren Pencille is due to stand trial in June for his murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Road in Tolworth remains sealed off after 12 hours after an attack.



Police were called at 5pm to reports of an assault in Princes Avenue.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a man in his 30s suffering from facial injuries.

He was taken to a west London hospital with non life-threatening or life-changing injuries.

Officers carried out enquiries and a man was arrested at about 6pm on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

He was taken to a west London police station where he remains in custody.

A second man was arrested at about 4am on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

He was taken to a west London police station where he remains in custody.

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD5054/17MAR or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters are tackling a fire at a waste storage centre on Benedict Road in Mitcham.



They were called just before 8.30 last night.

A large stack of rubbish is alight

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

LFB is on scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says it'll be impossible to finish in the top four of the Premier League if they play like they did in the second half away to Everton.

They missed the chance to replace Manchester United in fifth with a 2-nil defeat at Goodison Park.

Sarri says it's clear what's required in their remaining fixtures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Fulham caretaker manager Scott Parker knows the club's fans and owners need to see a change on the pitch for him to get the job full time.

Parker's made clear his desire to stay in the role he took on after the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

He's not got a point from his first three games in charge and - speaking after yesterday's defeat to Liverpool - knows that doesn't look good.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

The stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Surrey is being treated as a terrorist incident inspired by the far right.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack in Stanwell near Heathrow on Saturday night.

A house has been raided in the village.

This man lives nearby.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 am  

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a waste storage centre blaze on Benedict Road in Mitcham.

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a waste storage centre blaze on Benedict Road in Mitcham.

There’s a lot of smoke in the area so residents are asked to keep their doors & windows closed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 am  

Three days of strike action have begun at Croydon College.

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

85% of UCU members at Croydon College who voted backed strike action.

Similar walk outs will take place over the next few days at South Bank and West Thames Colleges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Hounslow Council accused of flouting transparency laws

Councils in London have been accused of disregarding transparency laws.

It’s emerged that many were taking months to respond to Freedom of Information requests.

According to a Campaign for Freedom of Information report nearly three quarters of town halls are falling short of FoI Act rules to respond within 20 working days.

Hounslow council was the worst offender, with only 60% answered on time in 2017/18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Chelsea Women progress in FA Cup

In women’s FA Cup action Chelsea won 1-nil at Championship side Durham Women.

There were also wins for West Ham, Manchester City and Reading Women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am  

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Man wanted after exposing himself in front of school children in Morden

Police are searching for a man who exposed himself in front of a group of school children in Morden.

Officers were called to London Road at 3:45 on Thursday afternoon to reports of indecent exposure.

It happened as the man was urinating against a wall, and afterwards left the scene on a bus.

He is described as black, around 6ft and of a large build. He was wearing a black hooded coat and grey jogging bottoms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Leatherhead business 'driven into' during ram raid

Police are appealing for witnesses after a tool hire company in Leatherhead was ‘driven into’ by thieves.

Officers were called to Brandon Hire on Bay Street Avenue at around 7:15pm on 8th March.

It’s believed the robbers rammed a vehicle into the front shutter to enter the premises.

Several large plant items were stolen during the raid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Hounslow to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Kate and William - who has been Colonel of the Irish Guards since 2011 - took part in the annual parade which honours the 1st Battalion.

In a long running tradition Kate handed out sprigs of shamrock to officers and warrant officers.

The Royal couple were later toasted by the longest-serving Guardsman at the Guardsman's Lunch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Counter terrorism police say they're investigating an incident in Stanwell last night

A man's being held on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing.

Officers were called at around 10-30 last night after reports of a man shouting racist comments whilst carrying a baseball bat and a knife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Sir Vince Cable says the Liberal Democrats can come on "leaps and bounds" by taking advantage of splits in the Labour and Conservative parties

The outgoing leader and MP for Twickenham has been addressing their spring conference in York.

He's hoping for success at the local elections in May, after which he will step down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Chelsea take on Everton later this afternoon

The Blues know that a win would move them temporarily into the top four, with both Man United and Spurs not playing this weekend.

Chelsea go to Goodison Park unbeaten in their last six meetings with the Toffees.

Everton are in poor form having taken only four points from their last 5 games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

It's emerged the victim of a fatal knife attack in Fulham was the cousin of Good Morning Britain weatherman Alex Beresford

29-year-old Nathaniel Armstrong was stabbed during a fight in the early hours of Saturday morning on Gowan Avenue near the junction of Munster Road.

It happened just 11 days after Alex made an impassioned on-air speech about knife crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

A road is closed in Purley while police investigate an accident

The force were called just after 2am to a collision between two cars to Godstone Road at the Junction with James Road.

The A22 is closed between Downs Court Road and Hayes Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

Croydon Council joins agency to help homeless

Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster are among the thirteen London councils who’ve joined together to launch their own housing agency to help the homeless.

Capital Letters will buy homes in London to improve housing options.

It’s supported by a 38-million pound government grant.

More councils are expected to become members in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

Wimbledon move off bottom of League One

Crystal Palace have missed the chance of making the FA Cup’s semi-final.

They lost 2-1 to Watford at Vicarage Road.

In the Championship Brentford lost 1-nil to West Brom at Griffin Park.

QPR drew 2-all at Hull.

AFC Wimbledon moved off the bottom of League One after an important 1-nil win at Southend courtesy of a 67th minute goal from Joe Pigott.

In the National League Sutton beat Gateshead 4-2 at Gander Green Lane.

In the South division Hampton & Richmond Borough lost 4-1 at home to Concord Rangers.

Woking drew 3-all at Welling.

In Southern League South Division action Staines were beaten 5-2 by Hendon while Met Police were 1-nil winners over Kings Langley at Imber Court.

Kingstonian went down 3-2 to Burgess Hill in Isthmian League at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

Corinthian Casuals went down 2-nil at Tonbridge.
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