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Saturday, 30 March 2019

A month-long Great British Spring Clean is now underway in Croydon


The Council supports a network of 355 street champions who run hundreds of litter picks throughout the year.

Tools, as well as help and support from the council, will be on offer to anyone who takes part.

The annual event aims to empower people to take action and combat litter in their areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 pm  

Hounslow Council has been awarded over £10,000 to help eradicate Female Genital Mutilation

37 areas of the country are to share £375,000 made available by the Government.

The money will be used to create awareness of FGM.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Police have been called to a property in New Malden following reports of a suspicious letter

A man living in Dickerage Road reported feeling unwell after he opened the letter.

Cordons were put in place from around 5.30pm but the incident has since been resolved.

Officers say the letter was deemed not to be suspicious and the man has suffered no ill health.

The road joins Clarence Avenue, where Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was found dead in his home last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Fulham lost 2-0 at home to Manchester City in the Premiership, following goals from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Agueiro in the first half.

Fulham remain firmly rooted in the relegation zone.

Brentford were held to a goalless draw at Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon won 2-1 away to Scunthorpe.

James Hanson scored twice in the first half for the Dons, with Lee Novak pulling one back for Scunthorpe in the 79th Minute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

A man stabbed in Clapham yesterday has died.

The 40-year-old becomes the 22nd victim of a fatal stabbing in London this year.

Police were called to Clapham Common Tube station yesterday afternoon, and found the injured man on the street outside.

He died at the scene. No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

A mum from New Malden has been thrown in at the deep end.

Sue Wilson will aim to complete a solo 5km swim at the Malden Centre for Marie Curie and Cancer Research this afternoon.

That’s a total of 200 lengths.

It’s as part of the charities’ national Swimathon initiative.

Sue started her challenge at 3 o’clock and hopes it will only take two and a half hours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

A Battersea based wildlife charity is calling for volunteers to help take part in its annual spring audit

People’s Trust for Endangered Species needs people to take part in the Living with Mammals survey starting on April the 1st.

The top five mammals recorded last year were; grey squirrels, foxes, mice, hedgehogs and bats.

Residents are being asked to record sightings of Britain’s ‘big five’, plus any other mammals they see to aid future conservation efforts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Eurostar say they’ve been given the all clear to start running trains out of St Pancras again



Picture Credit: @LiamBlizard on Twitter

A 44 year old man has been arrested, who allegedly spent the night on the roof and waved an English flag.

The company is advising passengers to cancel journeys or exchange their ticket free of charge.

However, people have taken to Twitter complaining of twenty minute delays to the customer service line and website problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

A man has been jailed for sexual abuse dating back 27 years

53 year old Roy McKechnie appeared at Croydon Crown Court for the offences on teenage girls in 1992 and 2003.

His offences came to light when one of the victims came forward in 2016, then aged in her 30s.

He claimed he was in prison at the time of one of the incidents, but records showed he’d been granted leave that weekend.

He’s been sentenced to 19 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Wandsworth considers ways to make school pick-ups safer.

Schools in Wandsworth are being asked if they would be interested in a scheme which would stop traffic passing their gates during drop-off and pick-up times.

The Council wants to pilot a ‘School Streets’ scheme to encourage safer and healthier travel for children and improve air quality.

It’s currently considering trialling the scheme at Penwortham, Hillbrook, Alderbrook, Earlsfield and Furzedown primaries.

If the schools and parents back it, the scheme will be brought in on a trial basis from September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Wandsworth gets new cash to help homeless.

Wandsworth Council has won two bids for government funding to support rough sleepers, adding up to just over half a million pounds.

This will be used to support frontline staff who work with the homeless and those living on the street.

They want to provide more targeted support and fund more accommodation options.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am  

Chilean man admits Weybridge burglaries.

A man’s been jailed for eight and a half years after admitting taking part in two series of burglaries in Surrey and the Thames Valley.

32 year old Gonzalo Alarcon was part of a group of Chilean nationals who came to the UK to carry out burglaries at high value properties.

Police were alerted to a suspicious car in November 2017 in Brooklands Road in Weybridge.

The following month, they pursued this car after it was used in a burglary in St George’s Hill.

One man was arrested while the others fled.

He was jailed for 14th months.

Stolen property and tools to carry out a burglary were in the vehicle.

The police also retrieved DNA which they were able to link the Alarcon and other burglaries.

He admitted to taking part in six Surrey burglaries and asked for a further five high value thefts in Weybridge and Tadworth to be taken into consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Friday, 29 March 2019

A man has been jailed for a rape he committed in 2014, after his DNA was taken in connection to a GBH incident in 2017.



Kevon Leslie Inniss appeared at Isleworth Crown Court earlier today, after he pleaded guilty to the rape, where he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

The incident which took place at a hotel in West Brompton happened in October 2014 where a woman attended an event.

Two men were seen on CCTV entering her hotel room with the woman where they both raped her.

The second man has still to be identified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm  

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting of a man in West Norwood have named the victim as 25 year old Ramane Wiggan, from Tulse Hill.



Police were called just after 4.10pm on Wednesday by London Ambulance Service, to reports of a man in a critical condition in Friar Mews, West Norwood.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene where Ramane was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

He died shortly afterwards.

Police are continuing with their enquiries and are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 pm  

The Duke of Northumberland has apparently served notice on tenants who tend to allotments in the grounds of his home, Syon House.

Lucy Mayer reports.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

A man was stabbed to death outside Clapham Common tube station earlier today.

Officers were called to the scene just after 2.30pm where they found the victim believed to be in his 40s suffering from stab wounds.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.

Road closures have been put in place and police were granted extra powers to conduct stop and searches in the area.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who has any information relating to the event is asked to contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Fire’s broken out at a third floor flat in Streatham.

Fire fighters were called to Fayland Avenue just after 9am.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Tributes are being paid to a photographer from Thames Ditton who died after being swept out to sea.

50 year old Agnes Proudhon-Smith had been on a photography trip on the Isle of Harris when she was hit by a large wave last week.

Her body was later found on the shoreline.

Her son says “she died doing what she loved.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Kingston Council maintains it is objecting to the number of new homes it has been asked to build by London’s Mayor.

Sadiq Khan’s draft new London Plan expects 1,364 homes to be built each year between now and 2029.

Government targets also call for 1,564 homes to be built every year over the same period.

Kingston has launched a new public consultation to gauge opinion on where these homes should be built.

It’s due to start in May and run until mid-July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants a rule introduced to stop football matches if players are racially abused.

England players, including Callum Hudson-Odoi, were abused by fans in Montenegro on Monday.

That came just 11 days after the winger reported he heard monkey chants in Chelsea's Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Epsom's MP calls for period of "reflection"

A new Brexit deadline is looming, after MPs rejected Theresa May's withdrawal agreement by 58 votes.

The Government now has until the 12th of April to decide what to do next after failing to qualify for a slightly longer extension until May by getting the deal passed.

Labour wants a general election, unless an alternative deal's found.

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says what's needed is a period of reflection.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Epsom man appears in court charged with the murder of a woman in Ewell in February.

At the pre-trial hearing at The Old Bailey, 41 year old Ricardo Godinho entered a plea of not guilty to murder and the possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Godinho has been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 17th of June for the start of his trial.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.

39 year old Aliny Mendes died at the roadside shortly after police were called following reports that a woman had been stabbed at the Sparrow Farm Road junction of London Road in Ewell on Friday the 8th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

A man has been stabbed to death outside Clapham Common tube station.

Officers were called to the scene just after 2.30pm.

They say the victim is believed to be in his 40s.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Mums for Lungs campaign group is urging the people of SW London to sign new letter calling for action on air pollution this weekend

A group of parents is lobbying the Environment, Health and Transport ministers with a new petition.

Mums for Lungs says it’s concerned about the effects of air pollution on our health, as well as our babies’ and children’s.

The group says politicians are failing to take significant action and is calling on everyone to join its campaign by the end of the weekend.

Mum Phoebe Quayle lives near the South Circular in East Sheen.

She moved her family from Barons Court to the area, which she thought would be less polluted.



To sign the petition, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been stabbed outside Clapham Common tube station.



Officers at the scene say the victim is a man believed to be in his 40s.

No arrests have been made.

Picture credit @Markylon on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

The Independent Group, set up by MPs who defected from Labour and the Conservatives, is registering as a political party.

They're calling themselves "Change UK: The Independent Group".

Former Conservative Heidi Allen has been chosen as their interim leader over front runner, Streatham MP Chuka Umunna.

She says they need to be prepared to fight the European elections if we're still in the EU in May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The detective in charge of Jill Dando's murder inquiry says her case 'will never be solved'.

It’s almost 20 years since the television presenter was shot dead outside her home in Fulham in 1999.

Former Detective Chief Inspector Hamish Campbell believes no new suspects will ever be brought to court.

A man served eight years for her murder before being acquitted and released after a retrial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Dominic Raab is backing Theresa May’s deal

He says that he “cannot countenance” a further extension and taking part in European Parliament elections.



The Esher and Walton MP and former Brexit Secretary previously maintained that her deal is “fatally flawed”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

A teenager from Croydon has followed in her parents’ footsteps today.



19 year old Amelia Wilkie has completed her training to be a medic with London Ambulance Service.

It’s a special day for the family as today also marks exactly 30 years since her mother, Tina, joined the Service.

Amelia was inspired to follow her parents into the profession after watching them help a victim of a serious collision outside their home in 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

A man’s been charged with a robbery at a bookmaker’s in Brentford.

The 52 year old has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on April the 18th.

A small amount of cash was stolen from a safe during the raid at the shop in Ealing Road on January the 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

A company has been ordered to pay over £5,500 and an employee has been given a suspended prison sentence after selling knives illegally.



Croydon Council prosecuted Astoria International after learning the store in New Addington store sold craft knives to a 14-year-old girl.

The employee was given a four-month prison sentence suspended and ordered to pay a fine as well as required to carry out unpaid work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Ahead of 2021 when Heathrow is set to start expanding, two Northern Ireland sites have been shortlisted to become construction hubs.

Four UK sites will become offsite construction centres to help deliver the third runway.

The sites will assemble components for the project which will then be transported to the airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

There will be a protest outside St Helier hospital this morning.

There will be a protest outside St Helier hospital this morning.

GMB members working for outsource company Mitie, which is used by the hospital, will be demonstrating over pay.

The workers in question claim they’ve been denied the nationally agreed NHS pay rise.

The union says “the shocking way these outsourced workers are being treated highlights the importance of eradicating outsourcing in public services.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses following the fatal shooting of a man in West Norwood

Police were called on Wednesday at 4.30pm to Friar Mews to reports of a man in a critical condition.

Two 17-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 am  

St Helier hospital workers protest pay

There will be a protest outside St Helier hospital this morning.

GMB members working for outsource company Mitie, which is used by the hospital, will be demonstrating over pay.

The workers in question claim they’ve been denied the nationally agreed NHS pay rise.

The union says “the shocking way these outsourced workers are being treated highlights the importance of eradicating outsourcing in public services.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Kingston considers increasing residents' parking permit charges

Kingston Council is considering an increase in the cost of residents’ parking permits for diesel and high polluting cars.

On-street parking permits currently cost a flat rate of £90 but under the new plans a permit for a vehicle with high CO2 emissions would rise to £350.

That’s a 288% increase.

The proposals have proved unpopular with some residents but the council says the move aims to protect air quality.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

QPR working hard to remain in Hammersmith & Fulham

Officials at Queens Park Rangers say moving into the Linford Christie Stadium as tenants may be their last chance of remaining in Hammersmith & Fulham.

The Championship club want to buy the land and build their own stadium but the council says the construction of a multi-purpose entertainment arena there would be more profitable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 am  

Thursday, 28 March 2019

A 65 year old man from Kingston was reportedly stopped at Gatwick’s passport control for wearing an anti-brexit badge

Eddie Brinsmead-Stockham was wearing a badge with a pin that bore a slogan that contained an expletive.

An official told him it was “offensive” and ordered him to take it off, and when Eddie refused, he was held in a secure area for up to ten minutes.

The Home Office says it’s investigating, and Gatwick has declined to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

A woman from Bedfont who was jailed for making false rape claims has launched an appeal against her conviction

Jemma Beale was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and perjury and handed a 10 year sentence.

The 27 year old was found to have made allegations against 15 men; the first one in 2010.

The hearing at the Court of Appeal continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

A man who claimed to have been a diplomat following the Grenfell disaster has been jailed

49 year old Moses Ettienne claimed nearly £50,000 meant for victims.

He said that he couldn’t give police details of his flat due to “top secret” work with foreign governments possibly being inside.

The reality is that he held no diplomatic status, and evidence showed he was a second hand vintage clothes stall trader.

He’s been sentenced to five years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Police investigating alleged anti-Semitism among Labour Party members have arrested a woman in her 70s in Wandsworth.

Police also arrested two others; a man in his 50s in Birmingham and a man in his 50s in Kent.

The trio were held on suspicion of publishing or distributing material likely to stir up racial hatred.

They have been released pending further inquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The difference between the most and least expensive areas to buy a home in England and Wales has reached a 21-year high.

Official figures show houses in Kensington and Chelsea cost the most last year, while Copeland in Cumbria was the cheapest.

Government stats reveal 77 authorities have become less affordable over the past five years while none became more affordable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Police issue statement and £20,000 reward for information two years on from murder of a man in Battersea



Two years on from the murder of Malachi Brooks, who died after being stabbed in Battersea, detectives and his family are appealing for information which may help identify those involved, with a £20,000 reward for information now being offered.

Met Police statement in full.

21 year old Malachi, who lived in Battersea and had completed an apprenticeship in carpentry, was attacked on the 28th of March 2017 at approximately 1.10am in Surrey Lane..

Four males all wearing balaclavas, hoods/face coverings pulled up in a vehicle.

Three of the males got out and stabbed Malachi before getting back in the car and making off.

When the emergency services arrived Malachi was found suffering from stab injuries, efforts were made to save him but sadly he died at the scene at 1.55am.

A post-mortem examination gave his cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command began an investigation and CCTV footage obtained by detectives showed that the car used in the attack, a Nissan Micra was abandoned on Weir Road industrial estate at 1:20am.

It was set alight 24 hours later.

The burning of this car destroyed any possible evidential fingerprint and DNA connection being established between the vehicle and the murderers.

Three men were later jailed in August 2018 for perverting the course of justice and arson offences, relating to the car used in Malachi's murder.

Abdul Popatpotra and Ashrafur Rahman were each sentenced to 21 months imprisonment after they were convicted of arson, with Rahman pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Another man, Joel Preddie was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and was jailed for four years.

Despite these convictions, Malachi's killers have never been caught and the Met is now offering a £20,000 serious crime reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for his death.

DCI John Massey, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command leading the investigation, said: "We remain committed to bringing Malachi's killers to justice. His family are still grieving, every birthday every Christmas is made even more difficult knowing that his killers have not yet been identified.

“We know that Malachi's attackers had been driven to Surrey Lane to commit the murder and driven from the scene. The car used was then abandoned a mere 20 minutes after Malachi was killed, with Popatpotra, Rahmam and Preddie later found responsible for destroying that evidence.

"I am sure that there are people who Malachi’s murderers are, most likely those in Tooting or wider South London, have information to help us solve this case.

"You may be fearful of providing information, or have loyalties that are stopping you from doing so. My message would be to do the right thing and come forward.

"We are counting on you to get in touch and officers are waiting to take your call in our incident room. We would treat any information provided in the strictest confidence."

Malachi's sister, Rashaune said: "Today is the second-year death anniversary for my brother who was stabbed to death on the cold streets of Battersea. Whilst growing up with Malachi we had a very close relationship. We are two years apart in age. We grew up on Wandsworth Road and lived a happy life. Malachi is the third youngest of seven siblings. In 2009 we moved to Brixton as our property which we lived in on Wandsworth Road was too small.

In 2009 I started secondary school. I was planning to go to the same secondary school as Malachi, however The Norwood School was closer to our new house which I preferred.

At this time Malachi was in year eight and attended Southfields Secondary School. This school was in the borough of Wandsworth which he started before we moved so my mother decided to keep him there as he was comfortable, doing well in his studies and had many friends.

When Malachi left school he went onto studying an apprenticeship in Carpentry. Due to the fact we lived in Brixton which was a little way from where we grew up Malachi always used to visit his friends in the Wandsworth Borough. He also had a girlfriend which he stayed at often making it easier for him to complete his studies as well as staying around his friends which he grew up with.

Our family moving to Brixton had a huge effect on Malachi as he found it hard to adapt and make friends in Brixton. Therefore he would travel to Wandsworth to visit his friends and come home later in the day. Whilst he was traveling from home he had many issues with the youths around Brixton who always used to victimise him. One time they stole his bike and made him walk home at late hours of the night. Malachi was not comfortable with this and wanted to avoid trouble. He thought it would be easier to stay at his girlfriend’s house and travel to work. Malachi still visited us on weekends or whenever he could. Malachi stayed from time to time.

Things were just progressing for Malachi. He finished his apprenticeship course and was looking for full time work in the construction industry. He applied for his passport to go on holiday as he had never left London and was trying to get his driving licence. A couple weeks after Malachi passed we received his passport and a confirmation letter for his practical driving test.

Malachi's sister goes on to say: "Malachi was a very popular individual who was loved by many. His cheeky smile and sense of humour never leaves our memories.

Malachi was stabbed to death by three different individuals which was very traumatic. The fourth person involved was driving the car which was burnt and abandoned on an industrial estate on Weir Road.

Every day I ask myself ‘why my brother?’ Malachi was not a gang member and did not cause any harm to anyone. Malachi was trying to make something out of life. Words cannot explain how angry I feel that no justice has been served and the people that were involved are living life as normal.

The pain and grief my family have gone through with Malachi being murdered has caused so many problems. Not only have we lost Malachi but it has split up the family.

We are all finding it hard to deal with our emotions which is causing a huge effect."

Anyone with information about Malachi's death can contact the Incident Room on 020 8721 4868 or via the police non-emergency number 101.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Hundreds of women came together today for a major conference on domestic abuse.

Hosted by Sutton Women’s Centre, the event heard from a cross section of people including victims, MPs and the Met Police.

Cllr Jean Crosby is the former Mayor of Sutton.

She says domestic abuse is a very real issue in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Radio Jackie's Neil Long takes the blood stem cell test to see if he's a potential match for someone

A special stem cell drive is taking place in Raynes Park tonight.

The team from Blood Cancer charity DKMS is asking people to drop in to St John Fisher Primary to get tested between 7 and 9 o'clock.

Only 2% of people are thought to be registered donors in the UK.

However, there’s only a 1 in 800 chance you will be a match for someone.

Jackie's Neil Long took the test earlier and explains just how easy it all is.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Sister of man murdered in Battersea two years ago pleads for closure

A £20,000 reward has been put up for information about the murder of a man in Battersea two years ago today.

Malachi Brooks was stabbed in Surrey Lane by three masked men who got out of a car.

Three men were jailed last year for perverting the course of justice, but the 21 year-old's killers have never been caught.

His sister, Rashaune Morin says they need closure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Putney’s Conservative MP says the campaign on social mobility has been put "on the backburner" because of Brexit.


Before quitting as Education Secretary, Justine Greening pledged to work with schools and businesses to help lift people out of poverty.

Her plans included offering apprenticeships.

She says while it's understandable the Prime Minister has been side-tracked, it's important to "re-balance" the economy and opportunities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

A man from Chertsey has denied assaulting Manchester United defender Chris Smalling during a Premier League match.

30 year old Gary Cooper admitted invading the pitch at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium but denied a separate charge of common assault.

The charges relate to an incident about 70 minutes into the match on March the 10th which Arsenal won 2-0.

Mr Cooper will next appear in court in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Hounslow Council has drafted in extra police officers following a spate of attacks across the borough over the past week.

A 17 year old was stabbed to death in Isleworth last Friday.

A 26-year-old man was then stabbed in Beaversfield Park on Tuesday afternoon and remains in hospital.

Shortly after 5pm on the same day, police were called to Rosemary Avenue, where a 20-year-old was discovered with a head wound.

Stop and Search powers were increased on Tuesday and police patrols have been stepped up in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

A special stem cell drive is taking place in Raynes Park tonight, and we sent Jackie's Neil Long to get tested

The team from Blood Cancer charity DKMS is asking people to drop in to St John Fisher Primary to get tested at a drop in session between 7 and 9pm.

Only 2% of people are thought to be registered donors in the UK.

However, there’s only a 1 in 800 chance you will be a match for someone.

Claire Walsh with DKMS explains the process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

A mum from New Malden will take on the challenge of her life on Saturday

Sue Wilson will aim to complete a solo 5km swim at the Malden Centre for cancer charities Marie Curie and Cancer Research.

That’s a massive 200 lengths, which she's hoping to achieve in 2.5 hours.

It’s as part of the charities’ national Swimathon initiative; and they’ve named Sue as their 2019 ambassador.

Here, Sue, and Olympic Gold Medalist Duncan Goodhew, explain what the Swimathon is all about.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham council is taking direct action to stamp out anti-social behaviour and knife crime.

The small park in Melina Road has become a focal point for drug dealing in recent years, so a new “friends” group is being set up.

It’s thought it will bring residents, the council, police and businesses together, to work alongside each other to keep the borough safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Croydon Tramlink drivers are on strike today.

Services will be affected by the action which has been called by members of ASLEF.

The union is in dispute with Tram Operations Limited, a subsidiary of FirstGroup, which operates the network and directly employs them.

Services will be reduced with a contingency plan in place to operate at roughly eight minute intervals between 7am and 8pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Two years on from the murder of a man in Battersea, detectives and his family are appealing for information with a £20,000 reward.



21 year old Malachi Brooks, was attacked on the 28th of March 2017 in Surrey Lane.

Four men all wearing balaclavas and hoods stabbed him before getting back in their car and making off.

Malachi died at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 am  

A key instrument needed for an upcoming show at the Rose Theatre in Kingston is missing.

The 129 year old mandolin went missing after rehearsals on Tuesday on the Southeastern service from London Bridge to Sidcup.

Producers are offering a reward of tickets for anyone who finds it to the opening night of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 am  

Singer James Arthur has been signed up to play at Loftus Road.

The former X-factor winner is the latest big name announced for the Sellebrity charity game in May.

Danny Dyer, Jake Wood and Dean Gaffney are a few of the others already confirmed.

The match is being held in collaboration with the Lucy Rayner Foundation; they’re aiming to raise awareness of mental health in young adults.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Fulham are trying make their half-time pints more eco-friendly.

Starting with their match against Manchester City, the club will be running a “Pass on Plastic” campaign.

All alcoholic drinks will be sold in reusable cups, which can then be washed and reused next for the next Craven Cottage fixture.

The west London side hope the trial will convince fans around the world to stop using single-use plastics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Last year's extreme weather is being blamed for a fall in annual visitor numbers at many outdoor attractions.

An industry body says several gardens and stately homes saw a drop in demand as it was either really hot or freezing cold.

The British Museum lost its title as the UK's most popular attraction as it was leapfrogged by the Tate Modern.

However, visitor numbers are up at Kew Gardens by just over 3%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Fulham defender Denis Odoi says he wants caretaker boss Scott Parker to remain in charge.

The west London club have lost all three of their former midfielder’s games at the helm.

Odoi says they are fully behind the current manager though.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Chelsea Women’s team scored an injury time winner to send them through to the semi-final of the Champions League.

The Blues actually lost last night’s away game against Paris Saint-Germain 2-1.

However the late goal ensured they won 3-2 on aggregate across the two-legs.

They’ll face the reigning champions Lyon in the next round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Police are looking to trace the owners of a number of bangles found in a church in Sunbury.



They were discovered on the 17th of March in St Saviour’s Church, and believed to have been stolen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 am  

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

LOCAL BREAKDOWN: MPs reject all possible Brexit options

MPs have voted against all eight options presented to them over Brexit.

The most hard-Brexit leaning possibilities received the biggest rejections.

Ken Clarke’s move for a customs union lost by only eight votes – most of the ayes came from the Labour bench.

Meanwhile, a move to have the final deal ratified in a referendum gathered the most overall support, at 268.

The Labour party’s plan went down by 70, and the only Tory to vote for it was Ken Clarke.

It was voted against by Mitcham and Morden’s Siobhain McDonagh.

No Deal was shot down by 240 votes – compared to just 43 when voted on two weeks ago.

It was supported by Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith, Sutton MP Paul Scully and Spelthorne Brexit Minister Kwasi Karteng.

Three ministers voted to revoke article 50 in the face of no deal, including Wimbledon’s Stephen Hammond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

All options voted down in the House of Commons


All eight options presented to MPs over Brexit have been voted down.

The vote follows the PM claiming she will step down if her deal had been voted for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

REACTIONS: MPs and parties weigh in on tonight's events




Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith on Boris backing the withdrawal deal:



Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond:

I have said from the outset that I would respect the result of the referendum but that I would oppose a ‘Hard Brexit’ and ‘No Deal’. Therefore I have voted for the Withdrawal Agreement as the best way to stop ‘No Deal’. I suspect we will vote again on the Withdrawal Agreement soon and I support it again.

Full statement here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

A man is in hospital after being stabbed in Cheam

However, his injuries are not life threatening.

He was found on London Road just after 4 o’clock.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Man shot dead in West Norwood.

A man has been shot dead in West Norwood.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

It appears the gender pay gap has increased at Surrey Police over the last year, but all may not be as it seems

A report by the force has highlighted a “median difference of 17.2%, up from 12.2%” last year.

Surrey says although the overall gap has increased, when focused on officers or staff figures the median pay gap has actually decreased in both cases.

The force says it also has more male officers than female, and more male officers in higher ranks which are higher paid.

To achieve greater gender pay parity the force says it needs to both increase the proportion of males in lower paid police staff roles and increase the proportion of females in higher paid police officer roles.

Surrey says it’s important to note that gender pay is different to that of equal pay.

It has been unlawful to pay people unequally because of their gender since 1970.

Having a gender pay gap does not mean it has inequalities of pay between males and females who are doing the same work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Police are hunting for a man who reportedly exposed himself to a teenager in Long Ditton

The girl was walking down King’s Road at around quarter to five last Wednesday when she saw the jogger moving towards her.

He then crossed the road into a white van with blue writing on the side.

He’s described as white, with a tanned complexion, in his 20s or 30s, with wavy brown hair and a short brown beard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Chelsea, Richmond and Wimbledon Village have been named among the top ten shopping destinations in Britain

Retail property consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs factored in upmarket shops, discount stores, pawnbrokers and empty shops.

Shields Road in Newcastle was named the worst for the second time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Chelsea Women in action again tonight

Chelsea will look to reach the semi-finals of the Women's Champions League for the second consecutive season this evening.

They have a 2-nil lead heading into the deciding leg of their last-eight tie with Paris Saint-Germain in France.

Kick off is 6pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

The traditional opening match of the county cricket season has ended in a draw after rain brought an early end to play in Dubai.

The MCC were on 265 for 4 in their second innings against Championship title holders Surrey when the weather intervened.

Warwickshire opener Dom Sibley top scored with 128.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Chelsea will look to reach the semi-finals of the Women's Champions League for the second consecutive season this evening.

They have a 2-nil lead heading into the deciding leg of their last-eight tie with Paris Saint-Germain in France.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

An 18 year old has been rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in Tooting yesterday evening.

Officers were called to the high street at around 9pm.

No arrests have been made and anyone with information must call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Detectives are investigating after a 26 year old man was stabbed in Hounslow.

Police were called just before 4.30pm yesterday to Beaversford Park off Martindale Road and the victim was taken to hospital.

Half an hour later another man was attacked at around 5pm in Rosemary Avenue.

One person has been arrested and remains in custody; a stop and search power is in place across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

5 people have been stabbed in a day of violence as fears rise over knife crime and 3 of them were teenagers.

An 18 year old was attacked yesterday afternoon at half past 3 in Blackheath; he is fighting for his life in hospital.

An hour later there was an attack in Hounslow where a 26 year old was stabbed several times in Beaversford Park; one man has been arrested.

Another man in his 20s was attacked in the same borough in Rosemary Avenue at around 5pm.

Then at around 7pm and 9pm two 18 year olds were attacked in Tooting and Barking.

Investigations are continuing to see if they’re linked with one another.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals will now not have their A & E units closed, the Heath Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.

Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals will now not have their A&E units closed.

The announcement has come from the Heath Secretary Matt Hancock.

Campaigners are welcoming the move but say it should have come sooner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 am  

Detectives are trying to trace a man in relation to an armed robbery at a gambling shop in Earls Court



Two weeks ago on Saturday, just before 10 o’clock, the suspect entered Silver Time in Earl’s Court Road.

He spent time on machines before demanding money from the cashier, who was threatened with a gun.

After cash from the till was handed over, the suspect fled the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council says it is aiming to turn this year’s annual Boat Race green.



The historic Oxford v Cambridge race always draws thousands of people to the banks of the Thames.

This year, there will be a depositable cup scheme running for bars in Boat Race fan zones.

There will also be bans on disposable plastics from caterers and more recycling bin bags along the riverside.

Hammersmith and Fulham is aiming to become the greenest borough in Britain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

A 13 year old boy is in a critical condition following a fire in Thornton Heath.

The blaze at the house in Camden Gardens broke out just before 5.30 last night.

A man in his 30s and woman in her 20s suffered smoke inhalation and lacerations received while trying to rescue the youngster.

Three fire fighters and a man in his 50s were also treated.

Police say there is no reason to suggest the blaze is suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Croydon Council is calling for significant Government funding for fire sprinklers.

The authority was the first council post Grenfell to retro-fit fire sprinklers in its 26 tallest blocks last Autumn.

On Tuesday Croydon’s deputy leader Alison Butler stood with counterparts from Sheffield and Birmingham on the steps of number 10.

They handed a letter signed by 19 leaders from different authorities nationwide asking the Government for money to support sprinkler programmes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 am  

Hounslow is supporting Autism week

It’s aim is to create empowerment and real opportunities for people suffering from the condition.

A gazebo will be out across the borough to raise awareness of Autism and what support is available for autistic people.

More than 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism, a lifelong disability which affects how a person communicates and how they see the world.

The event runs from the 1st to the 7th of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 am  

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Heathrow affects the most people out of all the UK’s airports.

725,000 people are disturbed by noise and pollution according to new figures released by HACAN.

Manchester and City airports came in at second and third respectively.

Campaigners are awaiting the result of a High Court challenge against a third runway at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A primary school in Balham has emerged as one of the top in the country.

Wandsworth Council says the standard of teaching and learning at Trinity St Mary’s CofE has seen it climb into England’s top 1%.

Its most recent Key Stage 2 exam results saw 100% of its pupils achieving expected standards in reading, writing and maths.

Trinity St Mary’s success has prompted congratulations from Education Secretary Damien Hinds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A “secret” tunnel which will provide power to the new American Embassy isn’t so secret anymore.

UK Power Networks has confirmed the route, 70ft below the streets of London, will be completed this summer.

It will also provide power for homes on the new Nine Elms development and the re-vamped Battersea Power Station.

The exact location of the tunnel near the river must remain under wraps for “security reasons”.

UK Power Networks told the Evening Standard “as London grows, demand continues to increase, and working in central London space is tight.

“One of the biggest challenges on this project is that we’ve got to maintain security of supply to our London customers.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A house has been burgled in Oxshott.

It happened on the evening of Saturday the 16th of March at a house in Copsem Lane.

Three men made off with a number of items.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Hundreds of heritage pleasure boats could be forced off the Thames under new safety laws.

A new plan to ban seating at, or below the waterline, is included in a consultation from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The agency, which is part of the Department for Transport, wants to update safety regulations for older passenger vessels.

Some boat owners who operate between the likes of Westminster and Hampton Court have told The Evening Standard that alterations could cost as much as £250,000 per vessel.

We’re awaiting a statement from the MCA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Reigate and Banstead's MP gives his thoughts on Brexit

Leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has hinted that he could now be prepared to back Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement.

He says the choice is between the PM's deal or not leaving the EU.

Lord Hague, a former Conservative leader, also says it's better than alternatives as MPs prepare to vote on a series of other options tomorrow.

Ex Tory minister Crispin Blunt thinks they're right.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Richmond's Team Mayor goes sky high for charity



Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Ben Khosa and colleagues took their fundraising efforts to new heights last weekend raising over £5,000 for the Mayor’s charity, Refuge.



The Mayor was joined by Cllr Avril Coelho, Cllr Andree Frieze, Shimon Frieze and Council officers Kathryn Hogarth, Michelle Beaumont, Don Rainbow and Peter Sass for a 12,000ft skydive over Kent on Sunday.

Refuge supports more than 6,000 people by helping them to rebuild their lives and overcome whatever type of domestic violence and abuse they may have faced.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Living in Castelnau and want to make some new friends?

Residents living in Castelnau who would like to meet new people in their area are being invited to a monthly coffee morning at their library.

Castlenau Library has launched a new monthly coffee morning, where people are invited to the library for a community catch up.

Attendees can meet new people, share news, and have a friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.

The event is free and open to adults of all ages, including carers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man who stabbed the tennis player Petra Kvitova at her home has been jailed for eight years.

Radim Zondra attacked the two-time Wimbledon champion in the Czech Republic in 2016 leaving her requiring surgery to her playing hand.

He was convicted of serious bodily harm, but can appeal his sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

England batsman Ollie Pope scored a career-best 251 before Surrey's bowlers struggled in cricket's traditional season opening county championship match with the MCC.

He added 68 to his overnight score of 183 to help Surrey reach 520 runs all out.

Dom Sibley's unbeaten 102 then took the MCC to 221 for 1, meaning they head in to the final day of play in Dubai trailing by 34 runs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

First domestic abuse conference of its kind hosted by Sutton Women's Centre coming on Thursday

Hundreds of women will come together on Thursday for a major conference on domestic abuse.

Hosted by Sutton Women’s Centre, it’ll hear from a cross section of people including victims, MPs and the Met Police.

Cllr Jean Crosby is the former Mayor of Sutton.

She tells us all about the event alongside Karin Flower, Founder of Celeb FC which has helped organise the event.



The event is being held on Thursday between 9.30am and 3pm at The Grange in Wallington.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

UEFA are investigating whether to bring charges after Chelsea complained Callum Hudson-Odoi was racially abused in the Europa League.

It's alleged to have happened during the away leg of their last-16 win over Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine earlier this month.

European football's governing body are evaluating if there's enough evidence to open disciplinary proceedings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A 13 year old boy is in a critical condition following a fire in Thornton Heath.

The blaze at the house in Camden Gardens broke out just before 5.30 last night.

A man in his 30s and woman in her 20s suffered smoke inhalation and lacerations received while trying to rescue the youngster.

Three fire fighters and a man in his 50s were also treated.

Police say there is no reason to suggest the blaze is suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Wisley Gardens has been forced to close for the second time in the space of a month.

It’s after a water main burst on the A3 leaving the famous gardens with no water.

A water main fault caused the closure of the site last month as well.

It’s unclear if it’s the same main.

The RHS has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A man convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat crash near Wandsworth Bridge on their first date has consented to being extradited.

Jack Shepherd went on the run and was convicted in his absence for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, on the River Thames in 2015.

Appearing in court in Georgia, the 31 year old says he wants to return to the UK to try to overturn his conviction.

Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt has been watching proceedings.



Parliament is going to vote tomorrow on a number of options which could include: another referendum, leaving without a deal on the 12th of April or cancelling Brexit altogether.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Reigate’s MP Crispin Blunt was speaking on Radio 4 this morning.

The Brexit supporting Tory says he is disappointed to see the PM is not exercising her authority as the country’s leader.

He believes she has the powers at her disposal to override her parliament and put forward the will of the people.

When he was asked about the possible revoking of article 50 and starting the process again he replied “the British people asked to leave and we have to take opportunities that present themselves to us”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 am  

A man whose date died in a speedboat crash on the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge will appear in court today.

Extradition proceedings are starting in Georgia against Jack Shepherd.

He was convicted of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Charlotte Brown in December 2015, but fled before his trial started.

The 28-year-old handed himself into Georgian police in January and was jailed for three months ahead of an extradition hearing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Theresa May's lost control of the Brexit process to the House of Commons - and three of her ministers.

Theresa May's lost control of the Brexit process to the House of Commons - and three of her ministers.

Steve Brine, Alistair Burt and Richard Harrington quit so they would be free to vote against the government.

They sided with an amendment which will allow MPs to debate alternative Brexit plans tomorrow.

Conservative MP for Sutton and Cheam Paul Scully isn't sure what votes of different ways forward will achieve:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 am  

People concerned about a proposed housing development in New Malden can have their final say at a meeting this afternoon.

People concerned about a proposed housing development in New Malden can have their final say at a meeting this afternoon.

Fairview Homes wants to build 300 flats on the site of Homebase and the Prince of Wales in Kingston Road.

Eric Clapton once played at the former pub.

The final exhibition to discuss the proposals before a planning application is submitted is being held from 3.30 at St John’s Church opposite.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 am  

Elmbridge and Epsom and Ewell have broken the top ten happiest areas in the UK

The study by Royal mail named Winchester as the most joyful overall.

The Hampshire city scored high ratings for earnings, low deprivation and "sense of well-being" among residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Plans for a crèche at AFC Wimbledon's new stadium development have been scrapped.

AFC Wimbledon’s return home is drawing closer.

That's great news for football fans but with it comes disappointing news for parents.

A crèche planned as part of the new development, which includes a new stadium and more than 600 new homes, has now been dropped.

Developers say it's not commercially viable and some parents say they feel let down.

The developers are, however, adding in an extra 28 flats on the site of the old greyhound stadium.

Merton Council has already approved plans to drop the crèche, and a cafe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 25 March 2019

Cabinet recommends adoption of planning document on suburban development

Croydon Council is set to be one of the first authorities in the capital to adopt planning policy specifically to help guide the delivery of high quality new homes.

This is to assist the borough’s suburban areas to help tackle the housing crisis.

The council’s Cabinet approved the draft, and is set to be made official by the full council at its meeting next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

The MP for Hammersmith and Fulham has launched his bid to become the first directly elected mayor in a Tory borough in London.

Greg Hands wants the council to switch from the traditional “leader and cabinet” system to being run by an executive mayor.

The system, which was introduced in 2000, is already used in Labour-run Hackney, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets.

Mr Hands told the Evening Standard “residents would benefit from a single point of accountability for council tax levels and the delivery of services.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing after an 11 year old girl was shot with pellets in Mitcham yesterday afternoon.

The child and a 30 year old woman were walking through Figges Marsh when they were wounded in the leg and back respectively.

Both suffered minor injuries.

No arrests have been made.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A teenage moped rider is fighting for his life after he was hit by a bus whilst fleeing from Police in Putney in the early hours.

The 17 year old collided with a bus in Upper Richmond Road just before 1.30am.

Officers had been on an unconnected 999 call when they spotted him and asked him to stop; the moped was later revealed to be stolen.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been made aware.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Fire has broken out at a take-away in Isleworth.

It happened in the early hours in London Road.

Part of the ground floor was damaged by the blaze.

Six people left the flats above before the arrival of the brigade and one person was treated for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A woman’s escaped a house fire in Wimbledon.

The brigade was called to Springfield Road near Waitrose just before midday.

Part of the basement of the semi-detached house was damaged by the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

The hunt is on to find a blood stem cell donor for a little boy from Raynes Park.

5 year old Luke Lydon has a rare disease called Aplastic Anaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

Someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every 20 minutes in the UK.

Luke’s dad Sean explains how they discovered their little boy was ill.



Potential stem cell donors are being invited for testing between now and Friday at St John Fisher Primary School in Grand Drive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Colliers Wood based brain injury charity Headway is demanding a UEFA investigation.

It’s after Newcastle's Fabian Schar played on for Switzerland having been knocked unconscious.

The defender was treated for five-minutes after a clash of heads in the first-half of their Euro 2020 qualifier with Georgia on Saturday.

He went on to complete the entire match but said afterwards "my skull is still buzzing".

The medical departments of Switzerland and Newcastle are believed to be in contact over the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Martin Clunes will be returning to Doc Martin for a ninth series.

The actor has played grumpy GP Dr Martin Ellingham in the ITV comedy drama since 2004.

It also stars Dame Eileen Atkins, Caroline Catz and Joe Absolom.

Filming starts this week in Port Isaac in Cornwall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

A man whose date died in a speedboat crash on the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge will appear in court tomorrow.

Extradition proceedings are starting in Georgia against Jack Shepherd.

He was convicted of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Charlotte Brown in December 2015, but fled before his trial started.

The 28-year-old handed himself into Georgian police in January and was jailed for three months ahead of an extradition hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Carshalton's MP explains reasons why a "no-deal" Brexit should not be an option

The DUP says it remains unchanged in its opposition to Theresa May's EU withdrawal deal making it extremely unlikely it'll get through the Commons.

Downing Street has already admitted it won't be brought back unless a victory is expected.

Lib Dem Brexit spokesperson and MP for Carshalton and Wallington is still calling for a People's Vote.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

The “Big Pedal” launched in Twickenham this morning.



The competition aims to encourage as many young people as possible to ride, scoot or walk to school.

Over 300 schools nationwide are taking part.

TV presenter and Kingston resident Angellica Bell was at the launch this morning at Richard Reynolds Catholic College.

Pic:@SustransLondon

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Passengers trying to get between Heathrow and Germany were disrupted earlier.

It’s after a technical issue at air traffic control in Frankfurt caused delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Food banks are being set up for some Kingston hospital staff.

The GMB Union is to offer them to its members who work for ISS healthcare at hospitals across London and the South East.

ISS holds the cleaning, catering, portering and security contracts in hospitals.

There has been a long running campaign in Kingston Hospital to fight for sick pay from the company.

GMB claims ISS announced national changes to its pay cycle which mean wages will be held back from their workforce.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A teenager’s been attacked at Richmond station.



The victim, a 17 year old boy, was involved in an altercation with another man just before 5.30 last night.

He was knocked to the ground before receiving a number of kicks and blows to the head.

The suspect then left the station with a woman.

The victim remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Officers believe the man in this image may have information which could help them investigate.

Detective Sargent Emma Boulton from British Transport Police, says: “This was a particularly violent assault and I’d like to ask the man in this picture to come forward.

“Likewise, I’d also like to hear from anyone who recognises this man, or who was in the station at the time. If you have information which may help us investigate, then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Officers are currently appealing for anyone who knows the man, witnessed the incident, or the events leading up to it, to get in touch as they may be able to assist the investigation.

If this is you, or you have any information, contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 442 of 24/03/19.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Surrey have taken control of the traditional opening match of the county cricket season against the MCC.

The Championship title holders reached the close of play on day two in Dubai on 389 for 4, with England batsman Ollie Pope unbeaten on 183.

While, debutant Jamie Smith is 123 not out.

Surrey lead by 124 runs after bowling out their opponents for 265.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

A car’s crashed into a tram in Croydon.

The accident happened this morning between East Croydon and Sandilands.

No one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

It's understood Callum Hudson-Odoi will make his first start for England in tonight's Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.

The winger is expected to replace Jadon Sancho, who's one of a number of injury doubts for the match.

Sancho, Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli all face fitness tests.

18-year-old Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi is yet to start a Premier League game for his club, but has featured in the Europa League and domestic cups.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

The new ticket gates at New Malden station went live this morning.

Commuters will now have to have tickets ready for inspection when they enter the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

A fight broke out at the Dorking Wanderers Football club at around 9.30 on Friday night.

One arrest was made in relation to the violent disorder and others were dealt with by alternative means.

Police are asking anyone with any footage or information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A man who has links to Staines and Feltham is wanted by police in relation to an ongoing investigation.



A man who has links to Staines and Feltham is wanted by police in relation to an ongoing investigation.

25 year old Edward Simpson from Ealing is wanted in relation to harassment offences in Staines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

An 11-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman have been injured in a shooting in Mitcham.

Police say the pellet gun was fired at twenty to six on Sunday afternoon in Figges Marsh.

The injuries are not thought to be life threatening and no arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

A man’s appearing in court charged with the murder of a woman in Kew.

32 year old Kirill Belorusov was arrested in Estonia on March the 13th.

He’d been living in London and was arrested via European Arrest Warrant and escorted back to the UK.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was reported missing on the 5th of March.

Her body was found the following day in the back garden of her home in Darrell Road in Kew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

A moped driver is in a life threatening condition this morning in hospital.

The 17 year old collided with a bus on the Upper Richmond Road in Putney at around 2am.

The rider was being pursued by police after failing to stop when asked.

Investigations are continuing and anyone who may have seen anything must call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 am  

Isleworth stabbing victim named

Detectives have named a teenager stabbed to death Isleworth on Friday.

17 year old Abdirashid Mohamoud was chased by a group of men and found with stab wounds in Union Lane.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Paul Casey becomes first man to retain Valspar golf title

Weybridge golfer Paul Casey has become the first man to retain the Valspar Championship.

He finished a shot clear of American Jason Kokrak.

The Masters starts in less than three weeks’ time and Casey says he’s hitting form at the right time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Stop and search also authorised in Mitcham following a shooting

It comes after reports that a firearm was discharged in Figges Marsh at 5.40pm.

Officers say four people including and an 11-year-old child were injured but they’re not thought to be in a life threatening condition.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

A stop and search order has been authorised by the Met in Wandsworth and Kensington and Chelsea

The section 60 order, which has received some criticism in the past, has been sanctioned until 3.30am.

The move comes after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Friday in Isleworth where police also carried out stop and searches in the local area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been jailed following a series of petrol station thefts in the borough

The court heard how Robert Wickstead had stolen a large quantity of chocolates and food items between last December and February this year.

The 37-year-old has been jailed for 6 months and ordered to pay £115 in costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

13,000 runners will pound the streets of London today for the London Landmarks Half Marathon

The event is being staged by the baby charity Tommy's and aims to raise £6 million for 180 different charities.

One of those taking part is Pardip Minas from Hayes.

He is attempting to break a World Record for running the fastest half marathon dresses as a mummy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Richmond’s Mayor will jump out of a plane for charity this 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 picked this challenge in particular.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

The number of people arrested for drink-driving has nearly halved in ten years

Police figures from 25 forces in England and Wales show a decrease from 57,000 in 2008 to 30,000 a decade later.

The government says tough penalties are in place.

It's also thought more people died in crashes in 2017 than any other year since 2009.

Sky News reports that the Metropolitan Police arrested nearly 10,900 people for a drink-driving offence in 2008, compared to just over 4000 in 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Kingstonian in Isthmian League freefall

AFC Wimbledon are second from bottom in League One this morning following yesterday’s 4-2 loss to Gillingham at Kingsmeadow.

It was the Don’s first loss in four games and they’re only three points from safety.

In the National League Sutton’s play-off hopes took another blow after a 3-nil loss at Chesterfield.

The U’s are four points off the play-odd places.

In National League South Division action Hampton & Richmond Borough drew 2-all at Dartford.

Woking went down 1-nil to Slough at the Kingfield Stadium.

Kingstonian slipped to a fifth straight loss in the Isthmian League going down 3-nil at Lewes.

Corinthian Casual played out a goalless draw with Dorking at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

Leatherhead were 4-nil winners at Bognor Regis.
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