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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Investigations are continuing into a shooting outside a restaurant in Tooting on Thursday.


Shots were fired outside Tasty Chicken on Wimbledon Road around 10pm.

Police found an injured 16-year-old boy half a mile away shortly after.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

A man from Egham’s been sentenced for multiple offences including perverting the course of justice.

Liam Livingstone was stopped by police on Lyne Crossing Road in January without insurance and in possession of cannabis.

He was originally issued with a warning but it was discovered later he’d provided false details.

He committed the same offence again two days later and was then found to be suspended from driving for 12 weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Fulham managed a rare away victory today as they beat Bournemouth 1-0 courtesy of an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty.

It’s The Whites’ second win on the bounce, all too late to stave off relegation to the Championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm  

The sudden closure of Hammersmith Bridge continues to impact on residents nearby with severe congestion around Putney and Chiswick Bridges.

Wandsworth Council is having urgent talks to try and minimise the impact as much as possible.

It is concerned about air quality in and around Putney High Street and will be monitoring the situation.

The bridge was closed for safety reasons because engineers feared buses on the bridge could cause structural failure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Sutton Police joined in the ShareTheMiracle campaign with a car packed with Easter eggs donated by members of the public.

The aim of the campaign is to combat the growing sense of division within the country through the small act of giving.

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said, “The initiative is a great idea to breathe life into the spirit of Easter.”

Dan Usher, Founder of ShareTheMiracle, said, “The police car full of eggs represents the fun found in simple acts of kindness and that anyone can get involved in.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Coulsdon South train station is getting step free access sooner than expected.

Network Rail plans to install lifts and a new footbridge.

Work will start on the 28th of May, and is due to be completed by early 2020.

A drop-in session will be held in the ticket hall on the 1st of May from 4 until 7 to discuss the plans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Kingston Council has declared a climate emergency

It commits the Council to strengthening and speeding up its plans to become carbon-neutral.

It also sends a strong signal to Government to do more to implement the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change.

Kingston residents are invited to sign an open letter welcoming the declaration.

To do so, just go to the Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Youngsters at Collingwood School in Wallington have made a special visit to The Children’s Trust School in Tadworth

They’ve been showcasing the musical instruments they made especially for children using the centre.

Collingwood was inspired by the Extraordinary Music Box Appeal launched by The Children’s Trust in November.

The campaign aims to raise funds for music therapy, instruments and outings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Richmond Council has set up an independent panel to review designs of developments in the borough

The panel includes experts in architecture, planning, engineering and heritage conservation.

They’ll focus on applications of ten residential units and above, and schemes over 2,500 square metres.

Richmond says there’ll be a strict conflict of interest check and a comprehensive set of Terms of Reference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

An incredibly rare Williams Racing Team Formula One steering wheel is to go under the hammer at Ham Polo Club

The wheel was used during the 2000 Season by Ralf Schumacher.

It’s being put up by Chiswick Auctions which estimates it will sell for between £20,000 and £30,000.

The steering wheel was acquired by the current owner at a gala dinner auction in London in 2000.

It’ll go under the hammer a week today.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Allergy season will soon be here

Last summer, almost 50,000 hay fever sufferers visited their GP for a consultation lasting, on average, seven minutes.

That equated to around 6,000 hours of GPs’ time taken up with appointments for hay fever.

Celebrity doctor at St George’s in Tooting, Ranj Singh, explains why your GP shouldn’t be your first port of call.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Fire crews had to deal with a huge a fire that broke out at Chobham Common on Good Friday night

Large amounts of dark smoke were seen rising from the area at around 5pm.

6 hectares of undergrowth were alight and damping down of the area continued for many hours.

A drone was also deployed to assist the crews
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Good luck to Surrey One champions Reeds Weybridge who have just completed an "invisibles" season

Today they take that record down to Gloucester to play a national cup semi final against Old Cryptians.

The winners will play the Grand Final at Twickenham on Sunday 5th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Croydon Council has been named as a finalist for two national awards in this year’s M J Achievement Awards

Its work in retrofitting sprinklers in more than 12 hundred flats in 26 of its tallest buildings and in helping people at risk of homelessness gained the Council a place in the Best Social Housing Initiative.

Croydon also received a commendation for the work of One Croydon Alliance, a partnership between the NHS and Age UK, to improve elderly residents’ independence by preventing unnecessary hospital stays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

Croydon Council wants to expand conservation area

Croydon Council is proposing to expand the Addington Village Conservation Area to protect land of historic importance once owned by Archbishops of Canterbury.

It would include Addington Palace and former stables which are now part of the golf clubhouse, along with Stable Lodge, South Lodge and Roxton Gardens.

Consultation on the proposal runs until the 30th of May.

More information can be found at an open event at Addington Church Hall on the 9th of May.

Copies of the proposal document will also be available at all libraries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 am  

Warm weekend brings a warning in Wandsworth over barbecues

With a warm bank holiday weekend, many people will be heading to the parks and open spaces to enjoy a picnic.

But Wandsworth Council is reminding residents that barbecues are not allowed in the borough’s parks as they leave behind scorched patches.

Contravening this bye law could lead to a fine or prosecution.

The London Fire Brigade is also warning gardeners to be careful with their bonfires.

70% of their calls involving bonfires happen between April and August.

A bonfire should not be left unattended.

Burning damp cuttings can produce more smoke which causes more people to call to the fire service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am  

Friday, 19 April 2019

A team from St Raphael's hospice in North Cheam is embarking on a trek to Nepal in October

They will be walking for 3 to 8 hours a day for 6 days, ending up at a hospice in Kathmandu.

The charity’s Emily Kaniecki hopes this will help raise money to support their patients.

The team is also hoping to set up a long term link to a hospice in Nepal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Battersea Park is holding a “state of the art” egg hunt this easter weekend

They’re holding a virtual egg hunt through an app, which will give facts, figures and history about the park.

The first three people to find three special locations will receive a chocolate egg.

If you want to join in, download the “Gamar” app – two As – and search for “Battersea Park Wandsworth Council”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Missing 12-year-old boy from Walton-on-Thames who went missing from Box Hill found safe and well

A 12-year-old boy from Walton-on-Thames, who went missing earlier today, has been found safe and well.

Officers, who were out searching for the boy, spotted him walking along the A25 near Dorking.

We would like to thank everyone who assisted with the search, and those who helped share our appeal; the community really pulled together to help offer their support in searching for David.

Our appeal on Facebook was shared over 1,900 times alone, this support is greatly appreciated by not only us, but the family of the boy.

We would also like to thank our colleagues from Surrey Search and Rescue who assisted with the search by providing a helicopter and boats to help look for the boy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

People across Hammersmith and Fulham are being urged to sign up to a free mental health course

It’ll teach residents how to quickly identify someone who may be experiencing mental health issues and how to help them.

After completion, participants will become a qualified mental health first aider with licenced instructors, MHFA England.

The course is broken up into four half-day sessions; two will be held next week.

For more details, check the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Staff at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are urging residents to be egg-xtra careful this weekend when carrying out DIY jobs

More the 1,600 people visited A&E over the Easter weekend last year.

The trust says bank holidays are busy times and fluctuating numbers of people put extra strain on the system with longer waits.

Bosses say unless you have a real emergency, you should try your GP or out of hours services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

London Irish have secured an immediate return to the rugby union Premiership

A 46-7 win over Richmond sealed their promotion from the Championship with a game to spare.

Newcastle, Worcester and Leicester are among those fighting against the drop from the top flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Investigations are continuing after racist and offensive graffiti was sprawled in Kingston town centre and bridge on Tuesday night

Neighbourhood Rangers spent Wednesday removing it.

Police are investigating and are looking at CCTV evidence to try and catch those responsible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Local Football Results...

In League One AFC Wimbledon were held to a 1-all draw by Bristol Rovers at Kingsmeadow.

The Dons remain among the league’s bottom four teams.

Sutton lost 1-nil at Wrexham in the National League.

In the south division Woking lost 2-1 to Concord Rangers at the Kingfield Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

North Cheam charity embark on fundraising trek

A team from St Raphael's hospice in North Cheam is embarking on a trek to Nepal in October.

They will be walking for 3 to 8 hours a day for 6 days, ending up at a hospice in Kathmandu.

The charity’s Emily Kaniecki hopes this will help raise money to support their patients.

The team is also hoping to set up a long term link to a hospice in Nepal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Draw not enough to get Dons out of trouble

In Championship football Sheffield United have moved up to third after a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forrest at Bramall Lane.

Ten-man Brentford held on for a 1-all draw at Millwall.

Queens Park Rangers lost 2-1 to Blackburn at Loftus Road.

In League One AFC Wimbledon were held to a 1-all draw by Bristol Rovers at Kingsmeadow.

The Dons remain among the league’s bottom four teams.

Sutton lost 1-nil at Wrexham in the National League.

In the south division Woking lost 2-1 to Concord Rangers at the Kingfield Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

A teenager has been left with serious injuries after being shot in Wandsworth

Police were called just before ten last night to Burfield Close.

The 16 year old boy was found half a mile away a short while later on Blackshaw Road.

No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Police have released CCTV footage showing an aggravated burglary in Ashford



Four suspects entered a property on the 14th of March in Chalmers Road, armed with weapons and cleaning spray.

One of the people threatened one of the residents, before a dog chased them off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Ten children have held up a banner about climate change beside a road leading to Heathrow Airport

The banner reads “are we the last generation”.

So far, flights have been unaffected.

They're part of the Extinction Rebellion group which has been demonstrating across London all week.

More than 500 people have been arrested across the city centre.

Police say they'll deal "robustly" with anyone trying to disrupt flights today, and there’s a strong presence at the site.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Police say any climate change protests around Heathrow today will be dealt with "robustly"

The Extinction Rebellion group - which has caused mass disruption in central London all week - is planning to focus on the airport as families head off for the Easter weekend.

Officers have been criticised for not moving protesters off the roads.

But Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave says if the demos turn to Heathrow, that's a game-changer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Racist graffiti in Kingston being investigated

Investigations are continuing after racist and offensive graffiti was sprawled in Kingston town centre and bridge on Tuesday night.

Neighbourhood Rangers spent Wednesday removing it.

Police are investigating and are looking at CCTV evidence to try and catch those responsible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

Wimbledon target move out of drop zone

There’s a full Good Friday football league programme today.

In the Championship Millwall host Brentford in a London derby at the Den.

Queens Park Rangers entertain Blackburn at Loftus Road.

AFC Wimbledon could move out of League One’s relegation zone with a win over Bristol Rovers at Kingsmeadow.

In the National League Sutton travel to Wrexham.

In the south division Woking take on Concord Rangers at the Kingfield Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 am  

Chelsea garden made for war heroes

A garden to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings has been created for next month’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Designer John Everiss used thousands of metal washers to create intricate sculptures of D-Day war heroes for the garden.

The D-day 75 garden was organised by charity D-Day Revisited.

It aims to honour the fallen who were part of allied forces which invaded Nazi occupied France in June 1944.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Chelsea advance to Europa League last four

Chelsea have booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals.

They’ll take on German side Eintracht Frankfurt following last night’s 4-3 win over Slavia Prague at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues won 5-3 on aggregate.

Manager Maurizio Sarri is optimistic about going all the way but knows the other semi-finalists are top contenders.



Arsenal will take on Valencia in the other semi-final.

The Gunners won 1-nil at Napoli for a 5-nil aggregate win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 am  

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Mum from Tolworth left feeling suicidal

A mum from Tolworth says false press reports about her baby’s death left her feeling suicidal as Radio Jackie's Lucy Mayer reports

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

Members of a gang from Leatherhead plead guilty to robbery

Five members of a criminal gang, including a man from Leatherhead, have pleaded guilty to their part in a number of ATM thefts.

It follows a joint operation between Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire Police in December where a number of homes were raided.

47 year old Melvyn Beech from Leatherhead pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery.

The men are due to be sentenced on June the 7th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Couple from Vauxhall killed in accident in Greece

A British couple killed in a buggy accident on the Greek island of Santorini have been named as teachers Milly and Toby Savill.

The couple from Vauxhall had been driving the vehicle on a mountain when it fell into a 200-metre ravine on Sunday afternoon.

Milly's dad says they were "utterly devoted to one another".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Chelsea expected to rest Eden Hazard for tonight's game

Chelsea are expected to rest Eden Hazard for tonight's Europa League quarter-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

They already lead Slavia Prague 1-0.

Plenty of stories are linking Hazard with a move to Real Madrid this summer, but assistant manager Ginafranco Zola says he hopes that

move doesn't happen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

Chelsea is preparing to take on Slavia Prague tonight in the Europa League

It’s the second leg, where the Blues take on the team from the Czech Republic at home.

Chelsea have the advantage as they won 1-nil in the first leg a week ago.

Kick off at Stamford Bridge is at 8 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It's the Europa League quarter-finals tonight

Chelsea hold a 1-0 lead over Slavia Prague going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal take a 2-0 advantage to Italians Napoli.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Three climate change protesters, including a 51 year old woman from Clapham, have been denied bail

It’s after they denied gluing themselves to a train in London yesterday.

More than 400 people have been arrested over four days of demos by group Extinction Rebellion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Statement on the Extinction Rebellion Heathrow action tomorrow

Demonstrators who have been protesting across Central London for the last four days have threatened to "shut the airport down" tomorrow, the busiest day of the weekend for Easter travel.

The group says;

“We are facing a man-made disaster on a global scale.

It may sound frightening but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.

We’re running out of time but there’s still hope … believe that if we better understand the threat we face, the more likely it is that we can avoid such a catastrophic future.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Heathrow Airport has issued a plea to anyone thinking of disrupting flights tomorrow



It’s after Extinction Rebellion called for a “shut down” of the airport tomorrow, one of the busiest days of the weekend for travel.

The protesters are said to be gearing up for a 5th day of disruption by moving the demonstrations outside of central London.

A Heathrow spokesperson said:

“We are working with the authorities to address any threat of protests which could disrupt the airport.

While we respect the right to a peaceful protest and agree with the need to act on climate change, we don’t agree that passengers should have their well-earned Easter Break holiday plans with family and friends disrupted.

Passengers should contact their airlines for up to date information on their journeys.”

The airport goes on to say "We were amongst the first airports in the world to sign up to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

As part of our plans to grow sustainably, we are investing in industry-leading solutions like funding the restoration of UK peatlands to offset emissions and have committed to waiving landing charges for the first electric aircraft operating here."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Climate Change protesters call for "shut down" of Heathrow tomorrow

Three climate change protesters have been refused bail after denying gluing themselves to a train in London yesterday.

More than 400 people have been arrested over four days of demonstrations.

An alleged call to target Heathrow tomorrow, one of the busiest travel days of the Easter weekend, is being condemned by airport bosses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Fulham caretaker boss Scott Parker says he's not yet held talks with the board about his future

The already-relegated Premier League club got their first win since he took temporary charge last weekend, a 2-nil victory at home to Everton.

But Parker says his priority currently isn't whether he'll get the job on a permanent basis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Chelsea will expect to reach the Europa League semi-finals this evening

They lead Slavia Prague 1-0 ahead of the match at Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea 5th in the Premier League assistant manager Gianfranco Zola was asked if he thinks the Europa League was their best route to qualify for next season's Champions League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

A man from West Drayton has been jailed for ten years for sex offences a decade ago

34 year old Anthony Huggins abused a young girl for four years.

The victim told her family when she was around ten, but they were too scared of Huggins’s violent nature to report it to police.

However, it was finally reported during a hospital visit in 2017.

An investigator on the case says he hopes the conviction will encourage others to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

The Enormous Elephant Run returns to Clapham Common on June the 8th

Runners will don elephant suits and take part in either a 5k or 10k route.

It’s been organised by Leatherhead based David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to raise funds for its conservation projects in Kenya.

Rod Brandford is the charity’s director.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Six teenagers in Croydon were taken to hospital after a girl brought cakes laced with a drug into school

The Sun is reporting that a 16 year old at Shirley High is believed to have baked them at home and given them to her friends.

The school is one of 300 named in January by the government for under-performing.

She reportedly apologised, and won’t be expelled.

The school was unavailable for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

People treated at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are being urged to nominate their nurse for a special award

The hospital Trust will be marking Nurses’ Day and International Day of the Midwife on Wednesday the 8th of May.

As part of the celebrations, it’ll be hosting an award ceremony to recognise the efforts of staff who have gone above and beyond.

Categories include “Rising Star” and “Midwife of the Year.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Kingston council has said racist and offensive graffiti was sprawled in the town centre and on the bridge on Tuesday night

It sent out Neighbourhood Rangers yesterday morning who’ve now removed it all.

The police are investigating and are looking at CCTV evidence to try and catch those responsible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Chelsea player Olivier Giroud has said he’s unsure if he’ll be at the club next season

The Frenchman has said he has received offers to move.

And that he’s not happy at being the second striker, having only started 7 league games this season.

His current contract is set to end this summer, but the Blues have the option to extend it another year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Two men who scammed elderly people in Leatherhead and Streatham have been jailed

The pair tricked victims into letting them carry out unnecessary repair work on their homes.

They would then inflate the cost to get as much money as possible.

Albert Eastwood Junior and Peter King have both been sentenced to more than 4 years for conspiracy to commit fraud.

King failed to attend court though and police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Three Surrey cricket players have been named in the England 2019 World Cup squad

Jason Roy, Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett have all been selected for the ICC tournament which is taking place in the UK.

It kicks off in May and runs until July, and Surrey’s cricket ground the Oval will play host to several games.

The trio have been regulars in the national squad for years, helping England become the highest ranked One Day team in the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

After more than 100 years QPR's stadium is going to have a name change

Queens Park Rangers are gifting the naming rights of their stadium to charity, and supporters get to choose the cause.

The club says the idea is to increase the exposure of a local charitable organisation exposure.

So fans are being asked to nominate one with ties to the community by May 3rd.

QPR first played at Loftus Road over 100 years ago, and during that time it’s never had a different name.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

For the last 5 years, Richmond's Libraries have been donating books to readers around the borough who may not have easy access to them.

It's World Book Day; a nationwide celebration of reading.

The Richmond Libraries team will be donating over 60 books to people across the Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington areas.

World Book Day is on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Croydon’s Young Mayor and Deputy Young Mayor have given £8,000 to four projects designed by young people.

It's as part of the Young Mayor’s Fund initiative.

Projects ranging from the creation of a community study hub, to a series of anti-knife crime videos, are amongst the winners.

The schemes came before a funding panel, led by Deputy Young Mayor Shea Williams.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A care home trust in Walton has been given a generous donation.

The charity-run Whiteley Homes were given £120,000 from Friends of Weybridge Hospital to support a new care facility.

The 30-bed Eliza Palmer Hub will have suites, therapy facility, and a centrepiece contemplation garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

It’s estimated over 200,000 people will use a new green space in Twickenham each year.

Twickenham Rough was opened in October.

It is situated next to the Brewery Wharf development opposite Twickenham Station.

The land was used for farming in the 1800s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Specialist firearms officers gave chase in Roehampton this morning.

They apprehended a man in Arabella Drive at around 11 o’clock.

They arrested him on suspicion of intent to supply class A drugs and alleged driving offences.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Free mobile ashtrays have been handed out in Morden town centre today.

The aim of the move by the council is to discourage smokers from dropping their butts on the floor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Mental Health group The Priory has received a £300,000 pound fine following the death of a 14 year old girl in its care.

Amy El-Keria, who had a history of suicide attempts, died in a psychiatric hospital run by the group in East Sussex seven years ago.

The firm, which is best known for treating celebrities at its flagship hospital in Roehampton, admitted breaching health and safety laws.

Her mum Tania has spoken outside Lewes Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

13 people have been arrested and £120,000 worth of assets seized from 18 addresses including some in Feltham.

Class A drugs, high value vehicles, imitation firearms and offensive weapons were amongst the haul.

Twelve men and one woman were arrested for offences including conspiracy to rob, amongst other charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

The Indian airline Jet Airways has cancelled all its flights

The struggling carrier, which operates out of Heathrow, says talks to rescue it and secure emergency funding have failed.

It claims it has no money to pay for fuel and other critical services, but insists the grounding of services is only temporary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Surrey is on a Level 3 wild-fire risk.

The Fire and Rescue Service says that the dry conditions across the county added with rising temperatures pose a risk of fire spreading.

It’s asking people to take extra care when disposing of smoking materials.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

A man is being hunted in connection to an “extremely violent assault”.

26 year old Kyle Labacik from Walton has links to Molesey, Weybridge and Surbiton.

He’s described as white, large build, and is blind in his right eye.

People are being warned not to approach him, and to call 999 if he’s seen.

You can find a picture on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

People using Richmond Park are once again being reminded not to get too close to the deer.

The warning comes after walkers were spotted getting up close and personal near Richmond Gate at the weekend.

Royal Parks says a 50 metre distance should be kept at all times.

Dogs should also be kept on leads during birthing season which is around the end of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Private health company The Priory has been fined £300,000 over the death of a teenage girl in its care.

14-year-old Amy El-Keria died at Ticehurst House psychiatric hospital in East Sussex in November 2012.

The firm admitted breaching health-and-safety law following claims staff weren't properly trained in identifying and assessing risks.

The Priory Group operates at more than 500 sites with its flagship hospital in Roehampton best known for treating celebrities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

A man is being hunted in connection to an “extremely violent assault”



26 year old Kyle Labacik from Walton has links to Molesey, Weybridge and Surbiton.

He’s described as white, large build, and is blind in his right eye.

People are being warned not to approach him, and to call 999 if he’s seen.

reference number PR/45190038818.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Asda has been accused of trying to covertly introduce a pay cut for thousands of staff

New contracts have been proposed that would increase the pay to £9 an hour.

However, Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh says an end to paid breaks and decreasing the time classified as ‘night shift’ will make workers up to £500 worse off.

Asda say that the new contracts will place employees “in the right place at the right time” as the way people shop changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

British Transport Police have turned off the Wifi across the tube network, in an attempt to prevent disruption from climate change protesters

There were reports that they planned to glue themselves to the trains.

Police say “this decision was not taken lightly and will be reviewed throughout the day”.

Currently, there’s disruption due to signal failures, but the protesters have yet to show.

Nearly 300 people have been arrested in the capital as part of the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations.

They’re asking the government to declare a “climate and ecological emergency”, and to create a “citizens assembly” on climate and ecological justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A third of children in Kensington and Chelsea have missed out on their first choice primary school

That's according to the Evening Standard.

A council spokesman says the borough’s highly rated schools are attracting a high number of “imports” from neighbouring areas.

Wandsworth and Hammersmith and Fulham were the next weakest performing, with only three quarters getting their top pick.

On average, just over 85% of children got their first choice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Hounslow school pupils in place for September.

Hounslow Primary Schools have offered all Reception places to children whose applications were completed on time.

Today parents are receiving letters confirming their child’s place in reception classes of local schools starting in September.

98% of pupils in the borough starting reception class in September have been offered a place at one of their six preferred schools.

84% got their first choice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Man jailed for handling stolen vehicles worth more than £180,000

A 39 year old man has been jailed for over four years for handling stolen vehicles.

Kardo Kader was found guilty following a week-long trial of handling stolen cars and motorcycles and breaking them up for parts.

The value of vehicles in his possession amounted to more than £180,000.

Officers tracked a Mercedes after it had been reported stolen in July, where they found and arrested Kader, who was in the process of taking it apart.

Upon further investigation, officers had found that Kader was in possession of seven more vehicles.

Including three stolen Range Rovers and four more motorbikes, all of which had been dismantled and stashed away into storage crates.

The Range Rovers and bikes had been taken from the driveways of their owners in Wandsworth, Enfield, and Stratford during the night without the key.

With the knowledge that they were stolen vehicles, Kader would buy them, take them apart and then sell the spare parts on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Grenfell family placed on council house waiting list

A family who escaped the Grenfell Tower fire have been told that they will be moved on to a general council house waiting list.

Mahad Egal and Jamie Murray were told in a legal letter that a programme to buy permanent homes for survivors "has finished".

The couple, who have two young children, had previously rejected a permanent home as they say it triggered memories of the fire.

Kensington and Chelsea Council says it is "doing all they can" for survivors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Man who attacked four police officers convicted of GBH with intent.

A man who lured officers with a bogus emergency call and then carried out a terrifying knife attack has been convicted.

Alex Traykov is known to frequent Epsom and Redhill.

After a trial at the Old Bailey, the 20 year old was found guilty of three counts of GBH with intent, and one count of attempted GBH.

He will be sentenced at the same court on the 10th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Colnbrook immigration centre: Sex offenders 'unsupervised'.

A report seen by the BBC alleges child sex offenders aren’t being adequately supervised at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow.

According to HM Inspectorate of Prisons, one prisoner was found downloading "inappropriate content" in an internet room.

The incident happened as inspectors were carrying out checks.

The Home Office has told the BBC it’s working with Mitie, the management company, to ensure prisoners are adequately supervised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

There have been a number of reports of animals and properties being targeted by catapults in Stanwell

Spelthorne’s Specialist Neighbourhood Team has issued a statement reassuring residents the incidents are being dealt with “robustly.”

Officers say anyone found with a catapult in a public place without a reasonable excuse, risks prosecution.

They’re also asking traders to be careful who they are selling certain items to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

An investigation has been launched to find the owners of an abandoned caravan found on a piece of land in Weybridge



The mobile home, discovered on Desborough Island, is believed to have been stolen.

The White Hobby Prestige was abandoned next to the rifle club in Weybridge, with a false VIN plate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

An Islamic State supporter who used an online chat group to encourage an attack on Prince George has had his jail term reduced

Husnain Rashid called for members to target the 5-year-old and posted the address and photos of his school, Thomas’s Battersea.

The 32-year-old was initially handed a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years when he pleaded guilty to four terrorism charges in July.

However the Court of Appeal has agreed to cut his minimum sentence down to 19 years stating that the original term was too long.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Police investigating a burglary and another attempted one in Banstead have released CCTV images of the man they’d like to question



The first incident happened on Sunday February the 3rd, between 3pm and 4pm in Yewlands Close.

The victim, a woman in her 70s, was left devastated after thieves ransacked her home, taking a large quantify of cash and jewellery.

The second incident happened just over a mile away in Dunnymans Road on Friday, March the 29th, however, nothing was taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

A woman from Richmond arrested in Dubai over a Facebook post says she plans to return to the country.

55 year old Laleh Shahravesh was detained at an airport after flying to Dubai to attend her ex-husband's funeral.

She was held for a Facebook post where she called his new wife a “horse” but her case was settled with a fine.

She’s told the BBC’s Radio 5 Live it was important for her daughter to revisit her father's grave without being "clouded by fear".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A woman has been pushed off a tube and punched at Clapham South Underground.

Details of the incident at 8.30am on Monday the 18th of March have only just been released.

A man is reported to have grabbed a woman as she attempted to board the train, pushing her out of the carriage and hitting her in the face.

The man police are hunting is described as black, around 40-years-old, with a stocky build and a shaven head.

It is believed the suspect boarded the train at either Tooting Bec or Balham stations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Heathrow’s baggage handlers are going on strike.

The action by members of Unite working for GH London is due to start on Friday the 26th.

It's planned to last four days at Heathrow's Terminals 2 and 4, and also for a week at Luton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

It's emerged an FA panel decided Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey didn't know what a Nazi salute was when he was charged with making the offensive gesture.

The Wales international was cleared earlier this month.

Today the panel's explained why, believing the 32 year old had a "very considerable" lack of knowledge about the Nazi regime, and was just shouting to get his team-mate's attention.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Thousands of people are once again preparing to pound the streets of London for MoonWalk London

The MoonWalk London, in aid of breast cancer grant making charity Walk the Walk, is taking place at midnight on May the 11th.

This year, Hot Gossip dance star Roy Gayle will lead walkers in a mass warm-up before they leave Clapham Common.

This will mark the 19th year that Roy has lead the warm-up at The MoonWalk London, which over the years has seen him help more than 300,000 women and men limber up before setting off on their half or full Marathon.

Roy, who was discovered in the 70s by choreographer Arlene Phillips, tells Jackie's Sandra Aggrey this year’s disco themed event is right up his street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Street traders in Kingston could soon be able to identify their own trading locations across the borough.

A new consultation on the matter has launched.

The proposals would allow traders, including craft sellers, to identify their own locations and make an application to trade there.

This is in contrast to the current policy, adopted in 1991, where traders are limited to specific pitches on certain streets
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

The annual reminder about Accident and Emergency use is going out ahead of this weekend.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is urging its residents to think before going to A&E during the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Bosses say only people with life threatening illnesses or injuries should attend.

Anyone else should make an appointment with their GP or call 111 free of charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Liverpool say they'll ban the person responsible for throwing a flare into the away section at Anfield during Sunday's Premier League win over Chelsea.

Police are investigating after a 9-year-old needed medical treatment.

Liverpool have also expressed concern about a chant directed towards Chelsea fans, which they say was "inappropriate and offensive".

They've thanked the London club for their "compassionate marking" of the Hillsborough anniversary during the fixture.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Hampton Court Palace’s historic Rose Garden is undergoing a make-over

The area between the café and barracks’ yards was originally planted with old English scented roses to greet visitors in the early 20th century.

It was later re-arranged into the geometric pattern, featuring hybrid roses, that exists today.

A number of new rose trees are being planted as part of the make-over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A second person has been arrested following the murder of a man from Brentford last month



Abdirashid Mohamoud (pictured) was found with severe stab injuries on the 22nd of March in Isleworth.

A 22 year old man was arrested at the end of March and has been technically bailed.

The 23 year old arrested yesterday has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

A man who’s allegedly been pretending to be an ex-marine and a gas man is being hunted in Virginia Water

Police say he was knocking on front doors in the area yesterday.

He’s described as white, with a chipped front tooth, dark spiked hair, and had a big backpack with a red stripe.

People are being reminded to always check ID and to call the police if you’re in doubt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Climate change protesters have been told to limit their protests to Marble Arch for the next 24 hours

Police have arrested 113 people so far.

That includes five who were taken into custody following reports of a disturbance outside a shop in Lambeth.

Protest group Extinction Rebellion are demanding the government declare a climate emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Fulham FC Foundation aims to develop girl's confidence

A special Daughters and Dads programme has been launched by the Fulham FC Foundation.

The free 10 week course aims to develop girls’ physical confidence and skills.

It’s also hoped fathers will be empowered to play a greater role in their daughters' physical activity.

Only 12% of girls aged 5 to 11 are meeting the chief medical guidelines for physical activity of 60+ minutes everyday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 am  

Monday, 15 April 2019

A stuntman from Cobham, tells us all about his big break in showbiz

Britain's most famous stuntman says he got his big break in showbiz after teaching Cliff Richard judo.

Rocky Taylor went on to appear in films including Superman, Bond and Indiana Jones.

In his memoir, "Jump Rocky Jump," the stuntman from Cobham writes about re-creating a stunt that went badly wrong 30 years ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man from Epsom has started the challenge of his lifetime.

24 year old. Jack Lancefield from Epsom is attempting to run a massive 950 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

All money raised across the 27 days will go towards the NSPCC’s Childline.

Jack caught up with us before he set off this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Putney’s MP has launched a petition to get Hammersmith Bridge reopened.

The council took the decision to close it last week due to ongoing structural issues.

Conservative Justine Greening is calling on residents to sign the petition and for council bosses to get the bridge fixed asap.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Firefighters are reminding people of the importance of sprinklers, after they saved a shop in Tooting.

The system contained the fire to a recycling bin and successfully extinguished it.

Fewer than one in six new schools are being built with them installed, despite the government urging their wider use.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Pictures have emerged of a seal hitching a ride with a paddle-boarder on the Thames near Kew.

The harbour seal spent around half an hour shadowing instructor Richard Vallance and his pupils as they practised near Syon House.

He says it was a lovely surprise which shows how well the Thames’s eco-system is doing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Gordon Ramsay has hit back at a restaurant critic who accused him of cultural appropriation.

The celebrity chef who lives with his family in Wandsworth has called Angela Hui's comments "offensive."

It’s after she said his "Lucky Cat" eatery was a "kitchen nightmare".

The writer says she was the only East Asian person at a preview event over the weekend.

Ramsay says his restaurants don't discriminate on "gender, race or beliefs".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Around 20 properties had to be evacuated in Croydon this morning.

It’s after a number of garden sheds and some fencing caught light in Beaconsfield Road.

Crews had to remove a gas cylinder and evacuate the properties as a precaution just before 11am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An investigation’s been launched after rocks were reportedly thrown from a footbridge over the M25 yesterday evening.

Police are looking for two teenage boys who were allegedly on the footbridge above Junction 11 for Chertsey at around 5.50.

Highways England had to put speed restrictions in place to help reduce damage and potential injuries if anything was thrown.

The boys were both reported as wearing black jackets, and one of them was wearing black trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

A man has been assaulted by two men on a motorbike in Epsom.

The man was walking down Longmead Road on Friday afternoon when the two mounted the pavement, punched him, and drove off.

The bike is described as a black Kawasaki or Hyundai with a partial registration of HJ13.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Investigations are continuing today after a person died in a house fire in Stanwell.

Emergency crews were called just before midday yesterday to the house in Holywell Way.

The fire caused substantial damage to the house, along with the neighbouring properties.

The LFB says the damage to the house made entering the upstairs of the property “difficult.”

The person wasn’t discovered until a full search of the house was able to be carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Three lanes are closed on the M25 clockwise after a collision between a coach and a Lorry

It happened just after ten between Junctions 10 and 11.

The driver of the HGV received minor injuries, and nobody else was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

There's plans to stop landlords kicking out tenants without a good reason

It's hoped the changes will bring to an end so-called "no fault" evictions in England.

Under current laws, a Section 21 notice can be used to get rid of renters at the end of their contract.

Kirsty from Lambeth received one from her landlord out of the blue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man has been charged after a video surfaced online showing a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burnt

46 year old Paul Busetti is charged with causing or sending grossly offensive material.

Five people were arrested in November after the video was posted.

He’s due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on the 30th of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

A queue of four miles is building up on the M23, after an accident near Gatwick Airport

A van and two cars collided on the Northbound stretch just after junction 9.

The vehicles are currently in the process of being cleared.

Travel time is around 50 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

A 24 year old man from Epsom will start a mammoth challenge today in aid of the NSPCC’s Childline

Jack Lancefield will attempt to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

He’s hoping to reach his final destination on May the 11th.

Jack explains why he’s picked this charity in particular.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

Epsom man takes on marathon run for NSPCC's Childline

A 24 year old man from Epsom will start a mammoth challenge today in aid of the NSPCC’s Childline.

Jack Lancefield will attempt to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

He’s hoping to reach his final destination on May the 11th.

Jack explains why he’s picked this charity in particular.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Police investigate deadly fire in Stanwell

Police are this morning continuing investigations into a fatal house fire in Stanwell.

The blaze happened in the village yesterday just before noon.

A person, who’s not yet been named, was found dead on the top floor of the property in Holywell Way near Heathrow airport.

The fire caused substantial damage to the house as well as to neighbouring properties.

The cause at this time remains unexplained.

Officers will remain at the scene today and are asking people not share footage of the fire on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 am  

Chelsea fail at Women's FA Cup semi-final stage

A stoppage-time own goal has sent Manchester City to the final of the Woman’s FA Cup at the expense of holders Chelsea.

Magdalena Eriksson diverted a tame cross past her own goalkeeper in the 92nd minute.

West Ham Women booked their place in the final courtesy of a 4-3 penalty kick win over Reading Women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 am  

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Chelsea's 2-nil defeat to Liverpool means they failed to consolidate their position in the top four.

Mo Salah's superb strike stole the show and Liverpool maintain the two-point lead they held over Manchester City heading into the weekend.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says their opponents had the upper hand



Chelsea prevented three people from entering the stadium in the Czech Republic because of racial abuse.

A video appeared to show them singing an abusive song about Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, who is a practising Muslim.
The group were apparently chanting "Salah is a bomber" repeatedly.

Chelsea said they find "all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent" and an investigation is pending.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Chelsea investigating alleged racial abuse of Blues fan at Europa League tie

Chelsea are investigating a supporter's complaint of being racially abused by fellow Blues fans in the Europa League win at Slavia Prague on Thursday.

20 year old fan Jay Bailey said he was subjected to racist slurs about his skin colour and hair, which he said were "very upsetting".

The club say they are taking the complaint seriously.

On Thursday, Chelsea prevented three people from entering the stadium in the Czech Republic because of racial abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Joan Collins flees 'terrifying' fire in Belgravia flat .

Dame Joan Collins has thanked emergency services after a fire broke out in her Belgravia flat.

She's posted photos on social media of walls blackened by the flames that started yesterday afternoon near Kensington.

The blaze was brought under control by 10 firefighters after about an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

In sport, the blues lost 2-nil to Liverpool, away at Anfield.

Chelsea fans joined Liverpool supporters in a moment of silence to remember those who died on 15 April 1989.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

It's job done at Selhurst Park for Manchester City

They beat Crystal Palace 3-1 to go back at the top of the Premier League - for the time being at least.

Raheem Sterling got two of the goals - but says it was a nervous final 10 minutes:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard says Liverpool have some of the best players in the world

However he says they're confident of winning at Anfield this afternoon.

Victory for Liverpool will guarantee they end the weekend top of the Premier League, above Manchester City.

But Chelsea have lost just once in nine games.

Hazard says it should be a great match.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Night time resurfacing works begin on Kingston Hill tonight

Residents are being warned to be aware of disruption between 8pm and 5am for the next five nights.

Some bus routes are also affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Police are continuing to hunt for a man following an attack in Croydon

Brighton Road was closed off yesterday at the junction with Stoats Nest Road, after the assault at around 1pm.

The attacker sped off in a vehicle, and has yet to be traced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

The Ministry of Defence is denying it has put Kneller Hall on the market

It’s after Twickenham’s MP Sir Vince Cable issued a statement attacking what he’s calling the “sneaky” decision to sell it.

The Lib Dem leader claims the decision, first announced in 2016, had been suspended.

But he now says he wasn’t consulted the sale was back on the table and neither were residents.

The MoD has told us it wrote to Twickenham’s MP at the time, who was Conservative Dr Tania Mathias to say it would be selling Kneller Hall, which is home to the Royal Military School of Music, as it’s not fit for purpose.

It insists no decision to put it on the market has been taken.

The MoD says a review is underway to try and find a new location for the school and it will “engage” with members of the public soon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Ewell Councilor says slow response by Thames Water is causing delays

A Ewell councillor says a slow response by Thames Water is delaying a gas pipe replacement project.

Gas company workers uncovered a burst sewerage pipe at the junction of Kingston Road and Bradford Drive.

But Eber Kington says Thames Water didn’t prioritise repairs because of a dispute over who’s responsible for fixing the pipe

The councillor wants the government to change the law, so local authorities can force utilities companies to complete emergency works.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 am  

People urged to join Jam Jar challenge in aid of Esher based Princess Alice Hospice.

People across South West London and Surrey are being urged to join the Jam Jar challenge.

It’s in aid of Esher based Princess Alice Hospice.

All you have to do is decorate a jam jar and fill it with your old coins and once it’s full, donate the change to the hospice.

The charity is aiming to raise £20,000 to employ a full time nurse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

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