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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Two teenagers who savagely attacked a 15-year-old boy in Chessington have been jailed


A court heard how Harry Rawlings and his accomplice Jay Reilly chased the victim as he rode his bicycle and then stabbed him.

He was taken to hospital where surgeons managed to save his life.

After being convicted of attempted murder at an earlier trial, Rawlings was sentenced to 16 years in jail.

Reilly received an eight year sentence for grievous bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

UPDATE: A number of firefighters tackled a huge blaze in North Cheam

It broke out in Cheam Common Road earlier this evening.

A derelict shop and flats were damaged by the blaze.

It’s not yet known what caused the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A children’s author from Esher has published a children’s book tackling the issue of plastic awareness

Serena Hassan’s The Tap-Dancing Pigeon of Covent Garden also emphasises the importance of protecting the bird population.

The picture book follows a pigeon on a quest to find a home who ends up with his legs tangled in plastic.

Serena tells us how she thinks her book will inspire future generations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Two 19 year old men who stole a mother's car that had her three young children inside in Fulham have been jailed

Reggie Stovell and Badri Hussein were found guilty of child abduction along with 3 other charges.

On 11th April officers searched Stovell’s home in Harbledown Road, recovering a mobile phone.

Officers found a video of two men dangerously driving a vehicle, who were laughing as three children were thrown around in the back.

Both were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to nine months in prison on Thursday 5th September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A large building fire has broken out in North Cheam.




It broke out on Cheam Common Road, with thick black smoke being seen for miles.

Two fire engines and one ambulance are at the scene.

It’s not yet known what’s caused the fire.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

An author from Esher has written a children’s book on plastic awareness to help protect London’s bird population.

Serena Hassan says she was inspired to write it after seeing a pigeon with its legs tangled in plastic and rubbish.

She tells us more about the message behind her picture book “The Tap-Dancing Pigeon of Covent Garden.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Wandsworth’s Youth Council is backing the authority’s pledge to be one of London’s greenest boroughs.

Council Leader Ravi Govindia has previously set out his ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2030.

He’s also said the council wants to be a zero-emission council by 2050.

In its latest manifesto, the youth council says it’ll create educational videos on the impact of climate change to help the council reach its goals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

British Airways have been urged by Number 10 to "sort out" the dispute over pay as strike action is planned at Heathrow next week.

Pilots are due to strike on Monday the 9th and Tuesday the 10th over a pay offer pilots' union Balpa says is too low.

Number 10 said "Nobody should have their travel plans disrupted and the unions need to get round the table and sort this out”.

BA would not say how many flights had been affected, but reports suggested it was around 1,600 flights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An operation is underway to find a person who evaded police in a pursuit through New Malden this afternoon.



The Police helicopter was sent up at around 1:45 over The Groves.

This followed reports two people had driven away from officers and crashed their vehicle.

One person was arrested at the scene and officers are still looking for another suspect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman from Croydon has received the highest possible recognition from the RSPCA for rescuing and caring for lost dogs.

Tara Boswell’s been handed the PawPrint gold award after meeting criteria “beyond requirements.”

She helps around 275 stray dogs a year, finding rescue spaces, microchipping and re-homing as many as possible.

The award will be presented at a special ceremony in November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Sutton Community Farm will open its doors to the public once again for its Harvest Festival today.

The annual event aims to celebrate the season’s fruit and veg and is a chance to thank those who have volunteered at the site this year.

The 7 acre farm produces a wide array of produce according to “organic principles.”

Veg boxes are then delivered door to door over South London and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Suttons aims for culture.

Sutton Council is proposing to bid to become the London Borough of Culture in 2023.

The Leader of the Council, Ruth Dombey, has written an open letter to residents saying it would focus on the London Cancer Hub being built in the borough.

She believes a successful bid could bring up to £1.3 million of investment in culture.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved and back the bid by visiting the Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Runnymede Charities benefit from loyalty points.

Two Runnymede charities have received nearly £1,000 worth of Nectar Points from the Council.

Runnymede workers saved the points on a loyalty card while buying items to support housing tenants.

The Runnymede Food Bank and Just a Helping Hand charities will be able to shop for free in Sainsbury’s as a result and get essential items for vulnerable and homeless people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 am  

Sentence is given for a murder in Clapham.

A man has been sentenced to sixteen years imprisonment for murdering a student outside Clapham South tube station last November.

Seventeen year old Malcolm Mide-Madariola was fatally attacked following a confrontation with two males.

Eighteen year old Tammuz Brown from Greenwich was found guilty of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 am  

Police want help to find an Ashford man.



27-year-old Zac Alexander is wanted in relation to a domestic violence investigation.

He has been described as white, of a proportionate build, with short brown hair, and is approximately 6 ft tall.

Zac has links to the area including Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and Byfleet.

If you have information which could help, please contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am  

Friday, 6 September 2019

A man from Streatham Vale has been jailed for 9 months after pleading guilty to a number of drugs offences.



22 year old Muhammed Adia was caught by plain clothes officers selling Cannabis to a man from his car in January.

Officers arrested both men and a quantity of Cannabis was later seized from Adia’s home address.

A mobile phone was also found to contain a text message he had sent which outlined the drugs he had available.

Adia was released on bail and later charged by postal requisition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

Police have arrested two men who were seen acting suspiciously near the tracks at Surbiton station.

The pair were found with bolt cutters and were detained under suspicion of going equipped to steal cycles.

Cyclists are being advised to secure their bikes with “D-Locks” instead of cable ones when leaving them at trains stations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

A gang that stole £34 million in VAT has been jailed for more than 46 years.

Lucy Mayer reports.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

Cycle marking operations have been carried out by Police at Ewell West and Surbiton stations.

It follows a number of reported bike thefts at the locations.

British Transport Police, alongside plain clothes officers, spent a week carrying out surveillance and issuing crime prevention advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

The former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has died.

Former Jackie presenter Leigh Ann Gerrans grew up in the Southern African country.

She takes a look at the controversial leader’s political life.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Chuka Umunna won’t stand in his constituency of Streatham at the next general election.

The MP, who defected from Labour to the Lib Dems earlier this year, will fight the Cities of London and Westminster parliamentary seat.

This is the Lib Dem’s most central constituency and includes the financial district.

The Conservatives have had hold of it since its creation in 1950.

Mr Umunna has represented Streatham since 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are hunting a 33 year old man with links to Epsom and Ewell.



Steven Morris is wanted after failing to appear at court for breaching his probation licence conditions in relation to theft offences.

He has been described as white, of a slim build, with short brown hair, and is approximately 5 ft 8 tall.

Officers say he has specific links to Watersedge Estate in West Ewell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Statement from British Airways ahead of strike action next week


"We're extremely sorry for the problems caused by the strike action called by the pilots’ union, BALPA on the 9th, 10th and 27th of September.

Our customer teams, supported by additional colleagues, have been working tirelessly to help as many of you as possible and to provide options, including a full refund or re-booking to a different date of travel or alternative airline.

We continue to be available for constructive talks with BALPA, on the basis that there are no pre-conditions to those talks.

If you have a flight booked with us on those dates, it is likely that you will not be able to travel as planned due to BALPA’s strike action.

We are offering all affected customers full refunds or the option to re-book to another date of travel or alternative airline.

Flights on BA CityFlyer, SUN-AIR and Comair are not affected.

We’re working with our partner airlines to schedule larger aircraft to take the maximum number of customers.

Our customer contact centres are extremely busy, so we recommend that you check our Frequently Asked Questions below in the first instance.

If you’re flying with us, please make sure we have your latest contact details.

You can update these, as well as find out about your refund and re-booking options in Manage My Booking.

If you have booked with a travel agent, please contact them directly.

If your flight is part of a British Airways Holidays booking, please review the additional information below.

We proposed an offer of 11.5% over three years to BALPA, a deal already accepted by members of the Unite and GMB unions, which represent 90% of British Airways’ staff, a deal which we believe is fair."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

A police officer from Kingston has been commended for his part in bringing a murderer to justice.

Aliny Mendes was killed by her ex-husband Ricardo Godinho while on the school run in Ewell in February.

PCSO Dave Haywood was travelling home when he saw the incident unfold and intervened, later recovering the murder weapon from the scene.

Head of the Met’s South West Borough Command Unit, Sally Benatar, was the one to present him with his award.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of Liam Dent in Chessington have made three further arrests.



A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and subsequently bailed until October.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and released under investigation

A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and released under investigation.

Police were called to a car in collision with a man on Moor Lane in Chessington just after midnight on the 26th of July.

The driver did not stop and the man was dragged under the car for some distance.

25 year old Liam Dent was pronounced dead at the scene, and his next of kin continue to receive support from specialist officers.

A 19 year old man and a 17 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder remain on bail.

Two males arrested on suspicion of murder have been released under investigation.

A 17-year-old girl, arrested on suspicion of resisting an offender, also remains released on bail.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist police, should call the incident room number on 020 8721 4622 or 101 quoting CAD 96/26July.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Tess Daly says she feels terrible for Jamie Laing after he had to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing with an injury.

The Made in Chelsea star will feature in tomorrow's pre-recorded launch show but won't take any further part, after hurting his foot.

Tess says it's such a shame for him.



We'll find out his replacement on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Downing Street's urging British Airways and the union representing its pilots to "get round the table" over planned strike action.

Walkouts are due to take place on Monday and Tuesday.

The Balpa union says the stoppages will be called off, if Heathrow based BA agrees to new talks.

Downing Street says "nobody should have their travel plans disrupted or their holidays ruined".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Waste management company Viridor is reiterating its commitment to the environment.

It’s currently in the process of transforming its landfill site at Beddington into a network of wildlife habitats.

The 120-hectare site has been disposing of non-recyclable waste since the late nineties.

But, a number of authorities will now use the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility to transform this waste into electricity instead.

It’s hoped it will eventually be enough to 55,000 homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Sutton Community Farm will open its doors to the public once again for its Harvest Festival tomorrow.

The annual event aims to celebrate the season’s fruit and veg and is a chance to thank those who have volunteered at the site this year.

The 7 acre farm produces a wide array of produce according to “organic principles.”

Veg boxes are then delivered door to door over South London and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Chelsea's Mason Mount has revealed he's been doing extra training with manager Frank Lampard

The attacking midfielder has broken into the first team at Stamford Bridge after a successful loan-spell at Derby under Lampard last season.

Mount says there's no-one better to learn from.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Repair works on a collapsed sewer pipe in Wimbledon are to continue for several weeks

Thames Water says the Worple Road operation is tricky, as the team are working six metres below ground.

Works began on the road around two months ago.

The area’s MP Stephen Hammond called the delays “unacceptable”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Police officers will be taking to Battersea Park later in an attempt at a world record marathon truck pull

The event is to raise awareness and money for mental health in the blue light sector.

A team of 16, made mostly of police officers and one dog, will drag a police public order van for a marathon distance around the park.

Today’s event follows the murder of PC Andrew Harper; it’s thought that 1 in 5 officers will suffer from a post-traumatic stress disorder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Kingston’s losing two more of its fashion giants

Karen Millen in Church Street and Jack Wills in Ancient Market Place are both holding closing down sales.

It’s thought as much as 30 pence of every pound is now spent online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Conservation charity Friends of Richmond Park have stepped up their opposition to expansion at Heathrow with the production of a three minute film

Conservation Charity Friends of Richmond Park is stepping up its opposition to expansion at Heathrow.

It’s produced a three minute film on the matter.

Introduced by Sir David Attenborough, it features a cross section of visitors to the park.

Many express their concern about the impact increased flights will have on the area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Spelthorne Council’s cabinet will hold an extraordinary meeting next week to consider its position on expansion at Heathrow Airport

In February the council wrote to Heathrow Airport Limited expressing five main concerns with the expansion process.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday September 11th at 7.30pm and the public is welcome to attend and observe the meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

According to new data Richmond is the top performing borough in the country for Key Stage 2 assessments in reading, writing and math

Sutton, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham are also in the top 10.

London boroughs took seven of the top ten places.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

Thursday, 5 September 2019

The Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace received a royal guest today

The Duchess of Cornwall was there to see a portrait of herself, completed using an ancient embroidery technique.

Rachel Doyle is one of the Studio embroiderers who worked on the black and white piece using a technique called Blackwork.

She explains how the work was completed



The Duchess was delighted with the result and said "it took 20 years off her".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 pm  

A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to manslaughter



Daniel Cummings has been sentenced to 12 years in jail following the death of Carl Whitehead in Teddington in 2018.

A court heard how police had been called to reports of a man found collapsed in Sheldon Way.

He later died at the scene and a post-mortem examination revealed he suffered a blunt force trauma to the head and torso and an injury to the neck.

Cummings’ t-shirt was found at the scene; while a coat he was seen wearing on CCTV had been disposed of in the bin at his own address.

The 39-year-old was later charged after initially denying being at the crime scene on the night of Whitehead’s death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Reality star Jamie Laing has pulled out of the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing

The BBC says it's due to an injury, and that because Saturday's launch show is pre-recorded he will still feature in that episode.

In a statement, the 30-year-old, who's best known for being on Made In Chelsea, says he's "devastated".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Stormzy has paid tribute to the community who he feels helped him achieve his success, including his headline slot at Glastonbury

The grime artist, who is living in Kingston Hill, has told British GQ he was 'stood arm in arm with so many people.'

He performed on the Pyramid Stage in June.

He's expected to release a second album later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

British Transport Police says there's been a surge in violent and sexual offences on the railways

The force recorded a total of 68,000 crimes last year, that's a rise of 12 %.

Violent attacks accounted for a fifth of all cases.

Bookham was among the most prolific for thefts, with a reported five per 100,000 passengers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A convicted paedophile from Croydon has been handed more jail time after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a young boy



Glyn Davies is currently serving a 6 year prison sentence after being convicted of two counts of indecent assault of a boy aged under 14 in 2016.

Today, the 74 year old was handed a further 16 month sentence.

Isleworth Crown Court heard the dance and drama teacher ran a stage school and was known by the name of Glyn Knowles when he committed the offences.

The latest victim, who was aged between 7 and 10 at the time of the offences, contacted police after seeing a story about his 2016 conviction.

He told police that Davies used to take him into another room during drama class and sexually abuse him.

As a result of the abuse, the victim said he lost his ability to trust adults and that the incident impacted his entire teenage and adult life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A housing development on a school playing field in Ewell is due to be recommended for approval tonight by the planning committee.

Luke Williams has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses or any drivers with dash cam footage as part of an investigation into three linked robberies on the same day in Wimbledon Village and Raynes Park

The first incident took place on Ridgway Place, near the junction with Ridgway in Wimbledon Village, just after 6pm on Sunday.

Three black men in a white Volkswagen Polo, registration LD19 CXK, pulled up to two 16-year-old boys and threatened them.

The men intimated they had knives and made the boys hand over items of their property.

The second incident took place on the same evening shortly after 6.30

Two 17-year-old boys were walking along Grand Drive in Raynes Park, when a white Volkswagen Polo carrying three black males pulled up beside them.

The victims were approached and forced to hand over property, the offenders again intimating they had knives.

The final incident took place 15 mintes later when three black males robbed a 19-year-old man after they pulled up in a white Polo in Linkway.

The victim was threatened with a knife and forced to hand over his property.

The suspect vehicle drove off towards West Barnes Lane.

Officers from the South West Command subsequently located the car and items from the robberies were recovered.

A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with five counts of robbery and one count of possessing a knife in a public place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Kingston Council’s confirmed that the borough’s first ever citizens’ assembly will go ahead in November.

The aim of the meeting is to involve residents in decision making policies regarding tackling air quality.

The assembly will take place over four days.

Attendees will learn about and discuss air quality issues and then reach a conclusion about what should be done to tackle the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Reality star Jamie Laing has pulled out of the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The BBC says it's due to an injury, and that because Saturday's launch show is pre-recorded he will still feature in that episode.

In a statement, the 30-year-old, who's best known for being on Made In Chelsea, says he's "devastated".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount admits last season's taster with the England squad left him eager for another opportunity with the national team.

While on loan at Derby, Mount was called into Gareth Southgate's set-up for the Nations League games with Spain and Croatia, but didn't feature.

Having impressed this season for Frank Lampard's side, the 20-year-old is hoping to have done enough to make his three lions debut against Bulgaria at Wembley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Reported cases of #domesticabuse rose by 8% in Sutton last year.

As a result, the Council is now investing over £1 million into its dedicated Domestic Abuse Transformation Programme.

The initiative is a partnership of authorities which includes Epsom and St Helier hospitals, the Royal Marsden and the Met Police.

Former Mayor of Sutton Jean Crosby is the council’s lead when it comes to tackling domestic abuse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

An Earlsfield based police officer who downloaded adult films while guarding the home of a 14-year-old boy, who'd killed himself, has been jailed.

A Metropolitan Police officer has been jailed after admitting downloading adult films at the house of a dead teenager.

PC Avi Maharaj used the family's cable TV account, while he was meant to be guarding the property in Earlsfield.

A 14-year-old boy had taken his own life.

He originally arrived with other colleagues at 10.16pm but was left alone half an hour later.

Maharaj has been sentenced to 12 months, after admitting fraud by misrepresentation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

She’s usually ready with a cheeky wave for the cameras, but Princess Charlotte showed her shy side this morning.

She clung to her mother’s hand as she walked through the gates at Thomas’s Battersea for her first day at school.

It was a family affair; the 4-year-old was joined by both parents and her elder brother Prince George who attends the same school.

The Duchess of Cambridge was unable to attend George’s first day because she was suffering from severe morning sickness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Croydon have made a further arrest.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH earlier and remains in custody.

Police were called at 5.30pm on Friday, the 30th of August, to Croydon High Street after a 21-year-old man was found suffering a stab injury.

It is believed that his phone and watch had also been stolen.

The man remains in hospital where his condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.

Three men, aged 19, 20 and 22, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and taken into custody.

They have since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation are asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 6274/30Aug.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

The number of people who've died in road traffic incidents involving the police in England and Wales is the highest in a decade.

Figures from the watchdog show there were 42 deaths between 2018 and this year, that's 13 more than the previous period.

27 of those people were men while 15 were women.

They included a male pedestrian involved in a collision with a police car on a 999 call out as he walked along Western Road in Mitcham in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A Met Police officer has been jailed, after buying pornography at the home of a dead child while he waited for an undertaker to arrive

PC Avi Maharaj was on duty alone when he made the purchases using the family’s Virgin TV account in February last year.

The 44 year old, who lives in Hayes but is based in Earlsfield, has been sentenced to a year in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A charity which helps people in Richmond who suffer from extreme fears has been given a National Lottery Grant

The money will allow Triumph over Phobia to extend its services to 16 to 18 year olds.

Director Trilby Breckman says they’ve received a significant rise in parents looking for support for their children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

The union representing British Airways pilots says it'll consider calling off strike action, if the airline agrees to hold fresh talks

Walkouts are due to take place on Monday and Tuesday in a row over pay and conditions, with another scheduled for later this month.

Heathrow based BA says it's available for what it calls "constructive talks" with no pre-conditions to them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

One of London’s most senior police chiefs is backing calls to arm more officers with Tasers

Sally Benatar is responsible for policing across Wandsworth, Merton, Richmond and Kingston.

If you're an officer, your chance of being equipped with a Taser depends on your force.

Miss Benatar says she supports ongoing conversations about the wider deployment of the electric stun guns within the Met.



Northamptonshire is to become the first force in the country to arm all of its frontline officers with Tasers.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Princess Charlotte starts her first day of school this morning

The four year-old will join her brother George at Thomas's Battersea.

She'll be accompanied by both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

A 50-year-old man from Stanwell is due to be sentenced today for an attack on a man in a Tesco carpark

Vincent Fuller has already pleaded guilty to a number of offences including attempted murder and possession of a bladed article.

He was arrested after approaching a parked car at around 11pm on March the 16th and stabbing the driver through the window.

The victim, a Bulgarian man, received hospital treatment to injuries to his hands and neck and the incident was declared a terrorist attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Police out to make a world record in Battersea Park for charity

Police officers will be taking to Battersea Park tomorrow in an attempt at a world record marathon truck pull.

It’s for charity to raise awareness and money for mental health in the blue light sector.

A team of 16 people made mostly of police officers and one dog will drag a police public order van for a marathon distance around the

park.

It comes after the recent murder of PC Andrew Harper and its thought that 1 in 5 officers will suffer from a post-traumatic stress

disorder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

Chelsea defender is the latest player to become a target on social media

Twitter's revealed plans to tackle racism on its platform - saying it's already taken action on hundreds of examples of abuse in UK

football.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma became the latest Premier League player to be targeted on social media.

The online abuse came after his own goal against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Twitter says it'll work with anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out as well as the Professional Footballers Association.

The PFA's Equalities Education Executive Jason Lee says discussions with the online company have been productive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Travellers have set up in Epsom

Travellers have set up camp in Epsom.

They arrived at Stamford Green at around 9.30 on Tuesday night.

Another illegal encampment later formed at Horton Country Park.

Surrey Police says it has visited both locations and will continue to monitor the situation alongside the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am  

Missing man in Stanwell



A man has gone missing from Stanwell.

33-year-old Anthony O’Shaughnessy left his home in Viola Avenue on Monday night but hasn’t been back since.

It’s believed he may be in the Staines area but he doesn’t drive so he could be walking or using public transport.

Anthony is described as white, around 5ft 8 with short brown hair and a beard.

You can view an image of him of on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 am  

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

A new cycleway which will run from Kensington Olympia to Hounslow town centre has been approved by Hounslow Council

The first phase of the route is the section from Olympia to Brentford town centre.

A consultation on the next section which extends to Hounslow town centre is planned for 2020.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, hopes Cycleway 9 will help achieve the borough’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Steve told us more about the plans for Hounslow.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man from Woking is one of three who have been charged with intent to supply drugs

22 year old Maximillian Jones was remanded in custody along with Ciaran Allen and Jack Edwards.

All three appeared before Staines Magistrates Court today.

They were charged with possession and intent to supply class B drugs, Edwards was also charged with possession of a firearm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A CCTV image has been released of a man who sexually assaulted an 18 year old woman on a train from Balham



The man boarded the Southern train and approached the victim before committing the assault.

He then left the train at Norwood Junction.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the image of the man is asked to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Commuters using the Northern Line have endured a day of chaos

The whole of the service from Morden to Edgware, Barnet and Mill Hill was suspended just after 6am.

It’s after a major signalling system failure.

More than 800,000 people use the line every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a triple stabbing in Croydon

Police were called to a residential address in Church Road just after midnight yesterday.

Three men, one aged in his late teens and two in their 20s, were found with injuries, including stab wounds.

Although none of the injuries are believed to be life threatening, one of the victims remains in hospital in a serious, but stable, condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

It appears Wimbledon’s Conservative MP won’t be able to stand if and when a general election takes place.

It’s after he joined 21 rebel MPs last night to seize control of the parliamentary agenda today.

Stephen Hammond joins a number of MPs who were told they’d be sacked from the party if they sided with the opposition.

The number includes Runnymede and Weybridge MP, and former Chancellor, Philip Hammond and Putney MP Justine Greening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab should be “picking a fight” with Iran in his new role as Foreign Secretary.

That is according to the husband of a woman who has been jailed in Iran on spying charges.

Richard Zaghari –Ratcliffe was speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday.

He said he was worried that bids for her freedom will get “left on the shelf” and forgotten.

The MP said that despite the Brexit agenda the Foreign Office is stepping up lobbying efforts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A prison officer has been jailed for smuggling £90,000 worth of drugs and other items into Wandsworth prison.

30 year old Patrick Dadey will spend 30 months behind bars after pleading guilty to the offence.

He transported banned items into the jail, leaving them in the laundry room where they were then collected by an inmate.

A significant amount of contraband including cannabis and mobile phones were found in cereal boxes by another prison officer.

Dadey was arrested later that day and subsequently charged with conveying List A and List B articles into a prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Croydon is preparing to celebrate the many talents and achievements of its young people at the STAR Awards 2019.

This year’s awards are open to all young people aged 8-18 who are in the care of Croydon Council, and to care-leavers up to the age of 25.

Nominations are now open for young people who have done something special while in or since living in care.

With more than 15 categories, winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony on the 8th November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

An artist from Sutton is going to have her work displayed at the hospital she’s had treatment at for 15 years.

Diana Tapping has been receiving care at Royal Brompton Hospital’s respiratory department since 2004.

Her new exhibition shares her experiences in the natural world.

She says she finds nature her “physical and mental wellbeing”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Residents in a part of New Malden are calling on Kingston Council to ban HGVs from using their road.



People living in Chestnut Grove say the council’s own warning signs “unsuitable for heavy goods” are routinely ignored.

The latest plea comes after a safety bollard was knocked down by an HGV at the weekend, the third time residents say this has happened.



Residents say the network of the Groves, including Chestnut, are too narrow for larger vehicles.

They also say the council should be enforcing its legislation to avoid money being constantly spent on repairs.

We’ve contacted the council for a statement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Three local MPs are to be sacked from the Tory party, for voting against the government

Labour says Boris Johnson can't be trusted, and that's why they're going to block his attempt to seek a general election.

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer believes the Prime Minister might move the date of the poll, so the UK slips into a no deal Brexit.

Labour wants a no-deal withdrawal from the EU to be taken off the table before it backs a snap poll.

An election's only triggered if it has the support of two-thirds of MPs.

21 Tory rebels voted with the opposition to seize control of the parliamentary agenda today, in an effort to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

They’re going to be sacked from the party and barred from standing at the next election.

That includes Philip Hammond, who was chancellor around six weeks ago, former education secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening, and Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond.

As explained on Parliament's official website, when a whip is withdrawn this means; 'that the Member is effectively expelled from their party (but keeps their seat) and must sit as an independent until the whip is restored.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

A planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of surplus land at Ashford Hospital car park.

The project includes 115 residential homes, ranging from one, two, and three bedroom apartments to two bedroom terraced houses.

The development will also include parking, landscaped gardens providing outdoor residential communal space.

The project’s objective is to increase the provision of homes at affordable rents to key workers across the Borough.

It will also include some apartments for private rental.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

A drug dealer has been jailed after a deodorant bottle containing wraps of cocaine was found in his car

20 year old Bledar Bytyci from Whitton claimed he had been doing it to repay a debt.

But investigating officer PC Darrell Taylor says “repaying a debt can never justify dealing drugs”.

He’s been sentenced to three years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

The Northern Line is currently entirely suspended, after power was lost in the control centre



Engineers say they’re working to fix the failure in the signalling system.

Bus stops are currently incredibly busy as people find alternative routes.

More than 800,000 people use the line every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Sutton Council is admitting some parkland will be lost if plans for a new school go ahead at Rosehill

The authority says it has no objection to a new school being built at the site, but the environment must be respected.

The council’s due to host a public meeting on the matter next Tuesday evening.

But only 110 tickets have been released with Sutton saying its urgently looking at ways to accommodate more people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes

The changes came into effect this week.

Among them the number 500 which has Staines, Sunningdale, Bagshot and Frimley Park Hospital on its route.

Following local requests White Bus has agreed to extend its service to Ambleside Road in Lightwater.

There have also been route extensions on the numbers 28, 41 and 42 and the services are being subsidised by Surrey County Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 am  

BT customers in parts of New Malden are reporting fraudulent calls

The automated voice tells them that their “account has been compromised.”

In one instance, a customer was called twice within a few hours.

BT says it regularly adds phone numbers identified as nuisance callers to its blacklist and it provides a free call blocking service.

It’s also encouraging people to report any suspected scam calls via its website or to Action Fraud and to never give out any account details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Greater Manchester Police say they’ve launched a fraud investigation involving Bury Football Club

The club was expelled from the English Football League on August 27th after a late takeover bid from C&N Sporting Risk failed.

Meanwhile AFC Wimbledon has told Bury fans that they can replicate the Dons journey back to the EFL.

AFC Wimbledon’s commercial director Ivor Heller says they would be more than happy to give them advice on how to restructure and rebuild as a phoenix club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

AFC Wimbledon are out of the Football League Trophy following a 2-nil loss to Brighton’s Under 21’s at Kingsmeadow

In National League action Sutton lost 1-nil at Yeovil while Woking and Torquay drew 1-all.

Hampton & Richmond Borough went down 3-nil at Bath in the National League South.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Croydon is preparing to celebrate the many talents and achievements of its young people at the STAR Awards 2019.

This year’s awards are open to all young people aged 8-18 who are in the care of Croydon Council, and to care-leavers up to the age of 25.

Nominations are now open for young people who have done something special while in or since living in care.

With more than 15 categories, winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony on the 8th November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

A rare car owned by Donald Campbell who was the most prolific water speed record breaker of all time is to be sold

Campbell was born in Kingston on 23rd March 1921.

He was killed whilst attempting to beat a water speed record on Lake Coniston in 1967

The 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT was just one of 75 to be built by iconic British car manufacturer is expected to fetch almost £3 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Kingston’s Guildhall will be going red this month as part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month

It’s as part of a new campaign by charity Leukaemia Care.

The Guildhall is one of 50 buildings throughout the UK that will turn on red lights as part of Leukaemia Care’s Spot campaign.

The initiative has been launched as part of the charity’s 50th anniversary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Three men are in hospital with stab injuries, after an incident in Croydon this morning

Police were called to Church Road in the early hours of this morning.

Their conditions are currently unknown, and no arrests have yet been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Rebel Tories accuse Boris Johnson of giving an "unconvincing explanation" about Brexit deal

Rebel Tories have accused the Prime Minister of giving an "unconvincing explanation" about how a Brexit deal might be done with the EU by the end of October.

Former ministers including ex-chancellor and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond met Boris Johnson in Downing Street earlier.

The prime minister later told the Commons that progress is being made.

But Mr Hammond worries that Downing Street lacks a proper plan.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police have released images of two men believed in connection with a robbery in Tadworth yesterday



The incident occurred at a property on the Brighton Road around 10.30am

Items including a laptop and jewellery were stolen.

Anyone who recognises the men from the images is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

A child has died in Putney after a reported cardiac arrest.

Police were called to an address early last Tuesday.

Just over an hour later, the 15 month old died in hospital.

A post-mortem has been carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital and further tests are due.

The death is being treated as suspicious.

Two suspects, a man and a woman have been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Joe Denly has confirmed he will swap with opener Jason Roy for the fourth ashes test tomorrow.

Roy, who attended Whitgift School in Croydon, had previously been an opener.

Roy who has been struggling in the series so far, scoring only 57 runs in six innings will move to number four.

Captain Joe Root is tipping Roy to make the position his own.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

There are calls to return dedicated Parks Police officers to Richmond Park.

Royal Parks used to have its own force, before it was consolidated into the Met and eventually disbanded.

Steve Sandham is one of the trustees of the Friends of Richmond Park group.

He says Park Rangers have been implemented to help ease the problem.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Putney MP Justine Greening says she will vote against a no deal and against the government and will stand down at the next election.

The former education secretary is against calling a general election.

She feels another election is forcing no deal on the electorate and is undemocratic.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Baggage belt failures are causing delays of up to an hour at Gatwick Airport due to difficulties with loading luggage onto aircrafts

One Twitter user called it “utter chaos” and others are complaining that flights are departing without their luggage.

Another says he watched the baggage handlers unload a hold that only held three buggies.

Gatwick Airport says that engineers are currently attempting to fix the problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Three years of repair works are underway on Hammersmith Bridge

The £25 million project is being funded by Transport for London.

Once completed, the refurbishment will enable cars and buses to cross the bridge again.

However, to prevent future damage, TfL will continue to limit the flow of buses on and off the bridge.

It’s not known who will fund the next phase of works starting in the spring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Putney's MP Justine Greening warns PM against making same mistakes Theresa May did

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

School pupils can pick up safer travel advice this week by checking out the new youth bus in Croydon

Organised by the Choose Your Future Campaign, the bus offers young people advice and support on a range of topics.

Councillor Alisa Flemming says the team there will give young people heading back to school the best start to the new term.

The bus will be on North End in the afternoons between 2:30 and 5:30 from Wednesday until Friday .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

There are calls to return dedicated Parks Police officers to Richmond Park.

Royal Parks used to have its own force, before it was consolidated into the Met and eventually disbanded.

Steve Sandham is one of the trustees of the Friends of Richmond Park group.

He says Park Rangers have been implemented to help ease the problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab tells us what's in store as MPs return to Parliament

Rebel Tory MPs and opposition parties are attempting to take control of the parliamentary agenda later, so they can vote on stopping a no-deal Brexit.

If they succeed, the Government plans to seek a general election, which could be held on October the 14th.

Foreign Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab tells us what's ahead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Construction work on Ashford High Street is continuing to cause disruption

A public meeting with shop owners and residents has been held by developers Inland Homes and Surrey County Council, as some shops say they’re down 95% on takings.

But the Federation of Small Businesses called the meeting a “continuous shouting match”.

Michael Ramlakhan from community group Ashford Wide says residents are still looking for answers.



Surrey County Council spokesman:

“These are roadworks linked to the redevelopment of the Brooklands College site. The developer has a legal right to work on the road, licensed by Surrey County Council as the highway authority.

“Due to the scale and complexity of these works there is no other way for them to be safely completed without a full road closure.

The council made sure the majority of works were in the school holidays to minimise disruption and agreed supporting signage to warn motorists, provide suitable diversion routes and avoid inappropriate use of local roads for through traffic.

“Highways officers have been attending regular drop in sessions for residents and businesses organised by Inland Homes at the development site office.

The next session is from 6-7pm on 11 September.”

Inland Homes’ spokesperson:

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.

We are working under a licence provided by Surrey Highways Department and have been working with all parties involved, including Surrey County Council and Spelthorne Council, to schedule these works and limit the disruption the road closure has on residents and local businesses.

Following feedback received at the first of our community drop-in sessions, we installed additional ‘Business Open As Usual’ signs along the site works and have maintained full pedestrian access at all times.

We are working extended hours to complete the project as quickly as possible and are on schedule for completion by mid-October 2019.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Putney MP Justine Greening says she will not be standing at the next election, and will vote against the government tonight

The former education secretary told the Today Programme that she feels she can make more of a difference outside politics.

The conservatives have a slim majority of just over 1,500 in the seat, in the area which voted around 75% to remain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Cycleway 9 will be the main topic on the agenda at tonight’s Hounslow Council meeting
CW9 is intended to run from Kensington Olympia to Hounslow town centre.

Tonight’s meeting will go over the replies submitted to Transport for London’s public consultation on the matter.

A large turnout is expected at tonight’s meeting with the number of seats available to the public limited to 100.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 am  

Airline bosses have called on Chancellor Sajid Javid to cut air passenger duty to ensure success after Brexit

Chief executives of Heathrow based British Airways parent company IAG and Ryanair were among those who signed a letter to Mr Javid with a warning that the tax is “holding back UK connectivity.”

The letter also highlights the fact that the air passenger duty is the highest in Europe making it too expensive for many routes to be operated from UK airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 am  

An investigation’s been opened after stewards and police clashed with Aston Villa fans following Saturday’s Premier League game at Selhurst Park

Tensions flared at full time after Henri Lansbury’s late equaliser was ruled out due to a controversial VAR decision.

One man was arrested and a number of stewards needed medical attention.

Crystal Palace says it will review its matchday security arrangements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 am  

Monday, 2 September 2019

A large grass fire has broken out in Feltham

It broke out on Bedfont Green Close at 1.30pm.

Around one hectare of scrubland caught light.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a fire in Colliers Wood

The blaze broke out in High Path yesterday afternoon .

It destroyed one room of the second floor flat and caused damage to several other rooms.

All of the occupants had left before the Brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Three men arrested in connection with a stabbing in Croydon have been released on bail

Police were called to Croydon High Street after a 21-year-old man was found suffering from a stab injury on Friday afternoon.

His injuries were not life threatening.

It is believed that his phone and watch had also been stolen and police are asking for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

An inquest has heard from the mother of a young boy murdered by her then boyfriend

5 year old Alex Malcolm was killed by Marvyn Iheanacho from Hounslow who flew into a rage after the boy lost a trainer in a park.

He suffered head and stomach injuries in the attack in 2016 and died in hospital.

Iheanacho was convicted of Alex's murder and jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years, which was later increased to a minimum of 21.

Iheanacho had a string of previous convictions, including for attacks on ex-partners.

Alex’s mum Lilya has told a jury at Southwark Coroner's Court she had some contact with the probation service before her son's death.

However, she says the service did not tell her of her then partner's violent history, or ask if she had any children.

The inquest continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Residents and businesses will get to have their say on five potential designs for Twickenham Riverside later this week.

Each one has been created by different architect led teams.

Richmond Council launched a Design Competition to find a team to work on proposals for the site in March.

54 architect firms applied for the job.

Their designs for the area will be published on Wednesday with the chosen one announced in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A cyclist has been attacked in West Molesey.

Police were called to Hurst Road at 10.30 yesterday morning.

The victim was cycling along Hurst Road when she was approached by a male pedestrian and pushed into the road.

This led to a verbal altercation during which she was further threatened.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, around 5ft 9 tall, wearing a short-sleeved white shirt with red chequered pattern.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man has admitted the manslaughter of his girlfriend's three-year-old son, who was crushed to death in the rear footwell of his car.



Stephen Waterson, who's 26, had been due to face a retrial over Alfie Lamb's death in Croydon last year, but changed his plea.

Alfie's mum, Adrian Hoare, was previously convicted of child cruelty and jailed for more than two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Police in Sutton are searching for a man in connection with three burglary investigations.

40 year old Mariusz Krzysztof Zielinski has links to the borough and other parts of Surrey.

Electrical items were stolen from a house in River Walk in Fetcham on June the 13th.

More electrical items were taken from a house in Chapel Way in Epsom on June the 29th.

And jewellery was stolen from a house in Chequers Lane in Tadworth on July the 28th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A number of police officers have today been commended for their dedication to duty.



A special awards ceremony took place this morning.

Among the recipients of the Royal Humane Society Awards were two Merton police officers who helped stop a 17 year old girl from being trafficked.

Also, a Kingston based officer who identified a murder weapon at the scene of a crime, leading to the conviction of the perpetrator.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a tram derailed in Mitcham on Thursday.

It happened at around 3.50pm close to the River Wandle Bridge as it was approaching Phipps Bridge tram stop.

No one was injured and staff were able to safely remove passengers.

Specialist officers believe an object had been placed on the track, causing the tram to derail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Almost half of cancer patients in the South East are diagnosed too late to give them the best chance of survival.

That’s according to new research released today by Cancer Research UK.

44.5% of cancer patients in the region are diagnosed later on; this is around 18,400 patients diagnosed with stage 3 or 4 of the disease.

This means they are left with fewer treatment options and less chance of surviving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Developers and residents in Cheam have had “a positive meeting” about the derelict Victoria House.

That’s according to Sutton’s Lib Dem group.

Residents have been lobbying the council to take over the “eyesore” following years of frustration and a lack of progress on renovation.

At the meeting, they asked for a quick demolition and for any new build to incorporate the original art deco style.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The feel good factor is back around Colston Avenue as Carshalton Athletic enter cup action this weekend


(Photo credit: Ian Gerrard)

The Robins, after losing their first two Isthmian Premier matches of the season, have now won four league games in a row after most recently winning 2-0 against struggling Bognor Regis Town.

But the FA Cup now looms on the horizon as player/manager Peter Adeniyi and his squad visit Bracknell Town in the first qualifying round this coming Saturday.

And assistant coach Keith Boanas hopes the players continue to be mindful of their own goal as well as the opponents.

"It's important to build momentum and now we have to keep it going," said Boanas.

"But, as a former defender myself, I'm most pleased with the two consecutive clean sheets we've now kept.

"Before that we had conceded two goals a game and mostly because of our own errors, but the boys have now begun to turn that negative around."

Carshalton got off to a perfect start on the south coast last weekend as, on just six minutes, Christie Pattisson curled in his first goal of the season from 20 yards.

And Jerry Amoo doubled that lead 15 minutes later as he beat keeper Charlie Searle in a race to a long ball before deftly lobbing it into the empty net.

Centre back Daniel Pappoe was harshly dismissed for a contentious handball decision on 71 minutes but Bognor still couldn't find a way to penetrate a hardworking Carshalton unit before full-time.

"We can't always rely on our goalkeeper and defenders to make last-ditch interventions, so it's been pleasing to see everyone take on more responsibility," added Boanas.

"We've told the boys we need to be stronger winning things like fifty-fifty duels, plus the work ethic defensively from the forwards has improved, so hopefully these'll continue as we look towards a tough game away at Bracknell."

Bracknell, also nicknamed the Robins and whom ply their trade in the Isthmian South Central, reached this stage of the FA Cup by beating Bournemouth FC 5-0 in the preliminary round last month.

Bracknell Town vs Carshalton Athletic is on Saturday, kick-off at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Tory MPs who back the opposition tomorrow to stop a no-deal Brexit will be deselected

A senior source from the whip's office - which ensures discipline - says rebels will "destroy" the government's negotiating position with the EU.

The Lib Dems' Brexit spokesman and Carshalton MP Tom Brake expects many to vote with their consciences:



Jeremy Corbyn is to say Labour will do whatever it can to prevent a no-deal Brexit.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Strikes across South Western Railway are entering their final day

Members of the RMT Union are walking out in a row over the role of guards on trains.

General Secretary Mick Cash says they’re “standing firm” and are calling for “serious talks”.

The operator says they have offered to keep guards on trains as part of a “framework agreement”.

They say they now want to talk about how they operate their new trains and technologies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Commuters face travel disruption this morning, because of a strike by members of the RMT union at South Western Railway

The dispute - over the role of guards on trains - is affecting services between London Waterloo and places including Portsmouth, Reading, Exeter, and Weymouth.

The train operator says it expects to run just over half the normal timetable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Croydon Council is warning businesses over illegal knife sales to children after successfully fining two more companies

One company was fined £40,000 for selling a Stanley knife whilst another was fined £8000 for selling a meat cleaver.

The council is leading a pilot online sales clampdown backed by the Home Office.

The council’s trading team used a 13 year old volunteer to make the test purchases.

Both companies pleaded guilty to selling a knife to a child online and were ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Struggling football pitches operator Goals Soccer Centres has put itself up for sale

The company which has centres in Tolworth and New Malden is in the middle of an accounting investigation.

Goals says that the behaviour of ex-boss Keith Rogers and former finance chief Bill Gow is part of a company probe into alleged fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

Ploughmans are the first divisional champions in the 2019 Surrey Cricket League

They clinched the Division One title at the weekend following a 116 runs win over Wimbledon Corinthians.

Paul Hynes’ unbeaten 93 and Logan Cassin’s 75 led Ploughmans to 296 for 3.

They then dismissed Wimbledon for 180 to seal the win and title reaching an unassailable 306 points and 19.13 average.

Meanwhile the Premier Division title remains up for grabs after frontrunners Sutton Challengers and St Lukes both lost.

Sutton Challengers saw Franco Surrey Seamers surpass their rain reduced score of 179 to go down by four wickets.

The rain also had a say in Raynes Park where St Lukes’ 157 was reduced to 133 in 38 overs.

Reigate Priory got there losing three batsmen to win by seven wickets.

Balham and Tooting and Surrey Warriors also registered vital wins to stay in the title race.

Four teams remain the runnings for the top prize.

In Division Two A.M.Y. beat Spencer by five wickets in another rain affected game.

A.M.Y. need five points from their final match to secure the title.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 am  

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Four men have been charged following an attack at a Shell Garage in Weybridge.

A 34-year-old man was attacked at the garage on Oatlands Drive in the early hours of Saturday the 31st August.

The four arrested men, aged between 18 and 21, will appear before Staines Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

The victim is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is currently in a stable condition.

Anyone with any information on the incident should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Teddington Action Group also known as ‘TAG’ is holding a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the expansion of Heathrow.

The group will meet at Teddington Baptist Church Hall with MP Sir Vince Cable.

The meeting is to consider how the expansion of the airport could affect us all and what can be done about it.

The event will run from 8 to 10pm. Residents are invited to submit their questions to TAG.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The charity OnSide Youth Zones are opening a new youth centre this month in Croydon.

Named by young people as ‘Legacy’, the purpose-built facility is for ages 8 to 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.

It’s open to children from all backgrounds with the idea that they’ll have ‘somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to’.

The youth zone is designed to help get kids off the street as Croydon is ranked the 96th most deprived borough in England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Trials testing an in-heart microcomputer are due to take place at Hammersmith Hospital this year.

The British Heart Foundation has warned the number of people dying from heart diseases before 75 is rising for the first time in 50 years.

The wireless monitor means doctors can track patients daily without them leaving their own home.

Margaret McDermott, the first person to test the device said it was a “miracle” which had already transformed the quality of her life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says they may have to be patient while the club is in transition.

It's just one win in their opening four Premier League games after finishing 2-2 at home to newly-promoted Sheffield United.

Two goals by Abraham put them in what looked like a commanding lead.

The visitors responded with a goal by Robinson after 46 minutes and an own goal by Zouma sealed Chelsea’s fate in the last minute.

Manager Frank Lampard said they had no excuse for a disappointing start to the season and there was a lot they could do to improve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A Richmond based student has been awarded the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts.

Verdica Podar, who studies at The American International University, has been handed The Diana Award.

It’s in recognition of her work in championing better education for girls in rural Rajasthan in India.

The Diana Award is the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, with the aim of empowering young people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A 21 year old man remains seriously ill in hospital after a stabbing on Friday evening in Croydon High Street.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the attack.

The victim’s phone and watch are thought to have been stolen.

Police have appealed for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Heathrow is one of the many UK airports being affected today by problems with French air traffic control.

Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris has tweeted that a “national computer failure” related to centralising flight plans has now been resolved.

National Air Traffic services are working with airlines in the UK to minimise disruption.

A passenger from Heathrow, Emily Graves, tweeted that she had been waiting the airport for three and half hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A development which could cause “significant harm” to Kingston town centre has been blocked by the planning inspector.

The 16 storey housing block was proposed by Darling Associates for Eden Street.

Kingston Council is currently in ‘tilted balance’, meaning if they reject a housing plan, they must prove it’s due to “demonstrable” harm to the area.

Malcolm Self from the Council says it’s significant that they won, as lawyers are still debating what that means.

We’ve contacted Darling Associates for comment.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Kurt Zouma is the latest footballer to be targeted with online racist abuse.

The Chelsea defender scored an own goal in his side's 2-all draw with Sheffield United yesterday.

He received a torrent of messages on Twitter.

His teammate Tammy Abraham, as well as Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have received similar abuse in the last few weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  

Harlequins and England scrum-half Danny Care will be out of action for eight weeks after suffering an ankle injury in training.

The 32-year-old will miss the club's early season cup fixtures and the start of the new Premiership campaign.

He will undergo surgery in the next few days.

Quins head of rugby, Paul Gustard, said he’s confident Danny will return faster than predicted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A doctor at St Helier hospital in Carshalton will take on a 10,000 ft skydive on today.

Dr Mubarika Sami is trying to raise as much money as possible in order to raise funds for a hospital in Guatemala.

The Ophthalmologist will then travel to the same hospital for two weeks to screen patients for diabetic eye disease.

Officially known as diabetic retinopathy, the disease has doubled in the past 20 years in the indigenous population of Guatemala.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Kingston Carnival returns today

The annual event will start with a parade through the town at noon.

It had been under threat after the Arts Council of England withdrew its usual funding.

Kingston Council stepped in and agreed to raise its share of the funding from £3000 to £5000 to assure that the event would go ahead.

Here is organiser John Azah




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

A development which could cause “significant harm” to Kingston town centre has been blocked by the planning inspector.

The 16 storey housing block was proposed by Darling Associates for Eden Street.

Kingston Council is currently in ‘tilted balance’, meaning if they reject a housing plan, they must prove it’s due to “demonstrable” harm to the area.

Malcolm Self from the Council says it’s significant that they won, as lawyers are still debating what that means.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

War veterans living in Epsom and Ewell are being invited to an open day on Wednesday.

The event will be a chance for them to meet others who have served and also get help and advice on things like housing and jobs.

It’s taking place at The Comrades’ Club in Epsom between 10.30 and 12.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Green campaigner calls for Tolworth court farm not to be developed

Kingston and Surbiton’s Green campaigner, Councillor Sharron Sumner, has called for Tolworth court farm not to be developed.

It’s arguably Kingston’s most historic site, farmed since the Domesday Book and home to a variety of rare species.

Environment portfolio holder, Hillary Gander, admitted a meeting had been held about turning the site into a natural burial cemetery.

Sharron Sumner is asking all parties in the Borough to come together to keep it as the wild and natural place it is today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

Reward for suspicions on tram derailment

A ten-thousand-pound reward has been offered amid suspicions that a tram was deliberately derailed as it travelled through Mitcham.

Police say lives could have been endangered.

More details from John Beesley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

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