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Saturday, 8 February 2020

In the Championship, Fulham beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 earlier today.


Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the match’s only goal in the 65th minute.

After Leeds United’s defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest, Fulham now sit tied on the table with Leeds on 55 points.

Elsewhere, Brentford fought hard at home to beat Middlesbrough 3-2.

Ollie Watkins 87th minute goal gave Brentford the lead and sealed the win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Children in Richmond’s schools are going to be taught to respect each other’s views when it comes to faith.

The 2020 Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which now includes Humanism, has been published.

It recognises the diversity of beliefs and cultures within the borough, as well as those who have no particular faith.

By law, Religious Education must be taught in schools, however Religious Education is not part of the National Curriculum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 pm  

In the Championship, Fulham beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 earlier today, putting them 1 point behind Leeds United who are currently playing Nottingham Forest.

Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the match’s only goal in the 65th minute.

Blackburn’s Darragh Lenihan thought he had scored the equaliser, but it was ruled offside.

Elsewhere, Brentford fought hard at home to beat Middlesbrough 3-2.

The teams were tied 2-2 until Brentford’s Ollie Watkins scored in the 87th minute to seal the win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

Croydon Council is the latest authority to issue advice to residents about the Coronavirus

China, where the outbreak started, has seen over 30,000 cases so far.

The British government has issued advice and tips on how people can protect themselves from infection.

Croydon Council is reiterating the advice, saying hygiene practices, such a regularly washing hands, is of the utmost importance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kempton Park could be saved after course owner the Jockey Club reduced the scale of its plans for a housing development on the site.

A 2017 proposal for 3,000 homes would have seen the bulldozing of the track, home to the King George VI Chase.

The Jockey Club and developer Redrow Homes have now offered a revised plan, which would not affect the racecourse.

The new option would involve just a proportion of the available land there and allow racing to continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

An elderly man suffered several broken bones after being mugged in Norbury

The 71-year-old was approached under the bridge near Norbury Station on Wednesday morning when a man asked what was in his pockets.

When the victim walked away, he was kicked in the back, and the suspect fled.

He continues to be treated in hospital for a broken hip, femur, and ribs.

The suspect is described as an Asian man in his 30s, with a scruffy beard.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Over 5,000 orchids have gone on display at Kew Gardens

The annual Orchid Festival is back for a month from today.

It’ll feature exotic displays representing Indonesian wildlife and culture.

Hannah Button is a Botanical Horticulturist in the Princess of Wales Conservatory; she explains the importance of the event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan is officially on the ballot paper for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

She’s got enough support from Constituency Labour groups after York Outer and Central announced they’re backing her.

Angela Rayner remains at the head of the contest, with over 200 nominations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

It’s been confirmed people in Tooting will get the chance to feedback on whether they want HGVs banned from parts of the borough.

A consultation is to be launched by Wandsworth Council that could see some vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes re-routed.

The ban would apply 24 hours a day in areas including Upper Tooting Road and Beechcroft Road.

The proposed change has been drawn up in the wake of a council investigation following a number of complaints from residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Two of the Premier League's most experienced managers meet at Goodison Park this lunchtime.

Seventy-two-year-old Roy Hodgson takes his Crystal Palace side to Everton to meet Carlo Anchelotti, who is sixty.

They have well over half a century of coaching experience between them and Hodgson is hoping he can cause at upset at in-form Everton.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Croydon Council is the latest authority to issue advice to residents about the Coronavirus.

China, where the outbreak started, has seen over 30,000 cases so far.

The British government has issued advice and tips on how people can protect themselves from infection.

Croydon Council is reiterating the advice, saying hygiene practices, such a regularly washing hands, is of the utmost importance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Officers were called to the River Thames in Walton yesterday after a body was found in the water.

Emergency services received a call at 3:40pm. Sadly, the body of a man has been recovered from the river.

While he’s not been formally identified police believe it’s connected to the search for Gary Peter Sturgess who went missing in January.

His family have been informed and formal identification will take place in due course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

With plenty of other teams on their winter break, Crystal Palace know a win today would see them significantly climb up the Premier League table.

A victory at Everton would take them from 14th to 9th.

Boss Roy Hodgson says it won't be easy.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

The first national infant vaccination programme for Meningitis B has resulted in a 75% drop in cases over three years.

The figures have been announced by Public Health England.

Parents have been offered the vaccine on the NHS since September 2015.

Vaccines medical director at Brentford based GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Philip Cruz, explains why immunisation is so important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab says he's looking forward to an "ambitious" agreement with Japan.

Just over a week since the UK left the EU, the foreign secretary’s in Japan investigating a free trade deal.

His counterpart in Tokyo has asked Britain to end EU restrictions on Japanese food imports.

Raab’s also tried to ease worries that Brexit could result in trade friction with the rest of Europe.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

People in Wandsworth who fund their own care are soon to see their weekly costs double.

It’s part of a move to make people arrange their care themselves, rather than through the council.

The self-funders currently pay the council to cover the costs of commissioning and monitoring.

The hike doesn’t apply to people who requested support before last April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am  

All eight Royal Parks will be closed on Sunday as Storm Ciara blows in.

The parks include Bushy Park and Richmond Park, some of London’s most famous green spaces.

Storm Ciara is expected to bring very strong winds and heavy rain throughout Sunday.

The Royal Parks are concerned about their, “significant population of ancient and veteran trees that are vulnerable to high winds.”

This is why they’ve taken this rare measure to protect public safety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

The first grant from an Elmbridge fund to promote online commerce has been made to an art gallery in Esher.

The Art Agency benefits from £1,000 to put towards a new website.

The Elmbridge Digital High Street Fund offers up to 90% of project costs, with a maximum of £2,000, for independent retailers wanting to develop their online shopping.

The Council wants to help smaller shops compete with larger companies who can afford a bigger digital presence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

A man is in hospital with head injuries after falling at the Bentalls’ Centre in Kingston.

An air ambulance landed on the roof of the car park Friday afternoon and the Bentalls’ Centre was evacuated and closed off.

London Ambulance said they treated a man for a head injury at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.

The Metropolitan Police have said his condition is not life threatening, and have thanked the public for their co-operation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

Tax increase for Surrey policing is agreed.

Surrey police are to get extra officers after proposals for a nearly 4% rise in the policing element of the council tax was agreed.

The figure reflects the maximum increase allowed by the government for Police and Crime Panels.

The county is already set to get 78 officers as part of the government’s national recruitment programme.

The combined funding will allow the force to add around 100 officers and 50 staff members during 2020/21.

The extra 79 officers and staff paid for by last year’s increase will be in post or training by this May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am  

Train companies have already begun cancelling services on Sunday because of weather warnings about Storm Ciara

50mph speed limits are being implemented on South Western Railway.

Warnings are in place for the whole of the UK because of strong winds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am  

Friday, 7 February 2020

A man from Chessington has been found guilty of smuggling more than £53 million worth of endangered live eels out of the UK

Seafood salesman, 66 year-old Gilbert Khoo, transported the fish from London to Hong Kong between 2015 and 2017.

He was caught after Border Force officers found 200 kilos of the European, “glass eels,” which are on the verge of extinction, at Heathrow airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 pm  

Police have been investigating a stabbing which happened in Clapham South earlier today

British Transport Police were called just before 4pm and London Ambulance sent one ambulance crew and 2 medics in cars to the scene.

Clapham South tube station was closed whilst investigations took place.

The victim has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Police investigating a stabbing in Hounslow have charged a teenager

The 19 year old victim survived the attack in Kingsley Road on the 4th of February.

18 year old Yasin Muhamad has been charged with GBH, affray and being in possession of an offensive weapon.

A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of causing GBH has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Nicole Scherzinger says she suffered a number of injuries while filming the video for the Pussycat Dolls' comeback single, React

In a video on the group's Instagram account, the X Factor judge said she put her back out and a couple of ribs.

The track's released today, ahead of their reunion tour starting in April.

As part of it, the female dance group will play Sandown Park in Esher in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

A couple accused of arranging the murder of their adopted son for his life insurance payout won’t be extradited to India to face trial

A judge ruled that the possibility of life in jail without parole would breach their human rights.

Former Heathrow Worker, 55-year-old Arti Dhir, and her husband, allegedly plotted the murder in their flat in Hanwell.

Scotland Yard declined to comment on whether it would investigate, and the pair are currently free.

The insurance money wasn’t paid out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

BAE Systems has launched its biggest ever recruitment drive.

The defence and security firm, which has bases in New Malden and Farnborough, is aiming to sign up over 800 apprentices.

Richard Hamar is BAE Systems Education and Skills Director.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The number of people known to have died in China from the new strain of coronavirus has risen to 636.

Three people have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness in the UK with reports the latest case might have contracted it in Singapore.

Heathrow Airport is separating people arriving from regions affected by new strand of the virus.

British Airways is not flying to mainland China.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he's had "very positive" talks about a new contract.

His current deal expires at the end of the season.

They're 14th in the Premier League, and 6 points above the relegation zone:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Holly Willoughby says she's "never been more proud" of her friend, after Phillip Schofield came out as gay.

The TV presenter, who's been married for 27 years, revealed the news on Instagram this morning.

Ms Willoughby, who lives in Barnes, promised: “Whatever happens in the future, I’ll be sat by your side. I’ll be by your side forever.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

UPDATE: Part of Kingston’s Bentalls Centre was closed off earlier.

Police have confirmed they attended at 12.55 after a man “fell” inside the building.

His condition is not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

A teenager who threw a 6 year old from a balcony at the Tate Modern had spoken about plans to push someone off a high building before.

A care worker for Jonty Bravery, who's autistic, said opportunities to stop him were missed.

The company involved with his care has denied that.

The 18 year old was under the care of Hammersmith and Fulham council at the time of the attack.

The victim, a French tourist, suffered life-changing injuries during the attack last August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man who deliberately armed himself with a knife and stabbed a teenager to death in Tooting last summer has been jailed.


21 year old Fernando Pope will have to serve a minimum of 25 years for the murder of 18-year-old Cheyon Evans.

Police were called to Deeside Road on the afternoon of June the 14th.

Cheyon died at the scene from a stab wound to the chest.

The motivation for the fatal attack has never been established.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Two men have been charged after an incident in Fulham that left two police officers with minor injuries.



Gang Unit Officers arrested the men in connection with Class B drugs and possession of an offensive weapon.

The males have been charged with possession of cannabis, two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and possession of a bladed article.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

An illegal landlord who kept unlicensed properties in Hammersmith in poor conditions has been fined £50,000

Six families, including children, lived in flats in King Street unlawfully managed by Mohammad Soltani Savoji.

Landlords have been required to licence properties since July 2017, something he hadn’t done.

The 61 year old pleaded guilty to six counts of failing to licence flats with the council.

He also pleaded guilty to eight offences of failing to provide documentation.

The court heard that over the last two years, Savoji would have likely made in excess of £50,000 a year from renting out the unregistered properties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

The father of Meredith Kercher, who was murdered on an exchange trip in Italy in 2007, has died in a suspected hit-and-run

The father of Meredith Kercher, who was murdered on an exchange trip to Italy in 2007, has died in a suspected hit-and-run.

The student’s then-roommate Amanda Knox was convicted, but later cleared of killing her.

John Kercher was found injured close to his home in Croydon last month but died in hospital on Saturday.

Police say they're 'keeping an open mind'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

An anonymous vigilante is tackling a menace in Addlestone – parking on the pavement



Notes have been left on people’s cars telling them not to park there, as it’s unsafe and antisocial.

It also threatens to report the perpetrators to the housing association.

Runnymede Police say it’s not illegal to park on pavements outside of Central London, and they’re asking people to stop leaving the notes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Four children at schools across Twickenham have won a unique design competition

They were challenged to create a phone case that highlights the challenges facing the environment.

The competition was launched by Twickenham based phone case company Tech21.

Jackie's Jacqui Kerr caught up with the two companies behind the initiative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A dangerous driver has been arrested after a police pursuit in Cobham.

After the driver stole fuel from a petrol station there, they failed to stop for officers when signalled to do so.

The car was pursued all the way down the A3 to Guildford where it collided with another vehicle.

The driver made off on foot but has now been identified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

A man has been jailed for intent to supply class B drugs and possession of criminal property.

Tarique Wong-Shaw was arrested in Hayes after his vehicle was recognised by police.

He initially attempted to run away from officers and discarded 13 bags of cannabis along with over £4,000 of cash over a garden fence.

The 21-year-old, who appeared at Isleworth Crown Court, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A teenager from West Molesey has been jailed for viciously attacking an 18-year-old girl.



A court heard how Jack Gower used a claw hammer to hit her on the back of the head multiple times after approaching her from behind.

The victim was left with serious injuries and suffered from PTSD and depression following the incident.

Gower also pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon after a knife and a hammer were discovered at his home during a police search.

He’s been sentenced to just over 5 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Police are searching for a missing man from West Norwood.



70-year-old Herbert King has dementia and is possibly walking around the Tulse Hill and West Norwood area.

He is described has black and was last seen wearing slippers, a brown leather jacket and a peak cap.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is urged to call police on 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 am  

The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton has secured funding of over £8m.



Sutton Council and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have together secured £8.4 million in funding to prepare land for development and put in place the infrastructure required for the first wave of commercial life-science buildings at the London Cancer Hub.

The funding comes from the Strategic Investment Pot, which is administered by the City of London on behalf of all London Boroughs to support projects that will help promote future economic growth.

The London Cancer Hub will be a global centre for cancer innovation, a vibrant community of scientists, doctors and innovative companies, which will deliver major benefits for cancer patients and the UK economy.

The project will create around 13,000 jobs, around 7,000 in life sciences and supporting activities, and 6,200 in the site’s construction.

It will further build the ecosystem of research, treatment, training and enterprise in Sutton.

It will also increase the number of new drugs The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) can discover, and raise the chances of each new drug being successfully developed for patients.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Thursday, 6 February 2020

A 40-year-old man has been handed a four-year banning order for racially abusing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham

A court heard how Josef Smith made monkey gestures at the striker during Chelsea’s 5-2 win at Molineux in September.

The Wolves fan, who was subsequently ejected from the ground by stewards, also spat at rival fans during the game.

He’s been ordered to pay over £1,000 in fines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

Former England rugby Captain Rob Wainwright has set off on a 500 mile cycle ride for charity

He left Twickenham Stadium for Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium this morning.

He’s cycling alongside other rugby stars to raise money for 40tude and the My Name’s Doddle Foundation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Skincare brand Neom is shutting its treatment rooms in Wimbledon Village in another blow for the high street

The rooms opened in December 2014. Guildford’s will also close.

The brand, said to be a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, offers a range of skincare, body-care and home fragrance products as well as spa treatments.

Neom’s told us that customers who were given vouchers for Christmas will be prioritised before the treatment rooms close at the end of March.

The shops they are attached to will remain open, with “wellbeing events and workshops” planned for the soon to be empty treatment rooms.

Neom did not disclose the reason behind the sudden closures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Five men have been arrested following a police pursuit through Surrey this morning

A vehicle which had been reported as stolen was captured on CCTV near Richmond Park and then by a police officer at around 1am.

The chase began in Ewell, continuing through Hook, Claygate and Esher town before it was forced to stop in East Molesey.

The driver, a 22 year old man from New Malden was arrested for six offences including, dangerous driving.

The four passengers, all men aged 18 to 20, were arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and theft of motor vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

The foreign secretary hopes a free trade deal with Australia can be one of the first signed now the UK has left the EU.

MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, has met the Australian foreign minister in Canberra.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Four men found guilty of robbing a man of millions of pounds worth of jewellery in a car park in Staines have been jailed.


They’ve been handed between 14 and 18 years behind bars.

The jewellery salesman was brutally attacked as he parked up in the Elmsleigh Centre car park one morning last May.

He told the court the physical and psychological effects he had suffered would “remain with him throughout the rest of his life”.



Describing the sustained and violent attack, the victim, a salesman for American celebrity jeweller Le Vian, told the court how the physical and psychological effects he had suffered would “remain with him throughout the rest of his life”.

He said: “I was left black and blue all over from the amount of punches and kicks I received. There was no need for these men to have injured me the way they did. I would have handed over what they were demanding without the need for violence.

“I also lost most of my possessions, including my clothes, phone, wallet, ID and passport, and was left stranded in a foreign country with nothing. Now I feel really vulnerable when I travel to the UK.

“I hope those involved reflect on what they have done and turn their lives around in the future. I would also like to thank Surrey Police and the Crown Prosecution Service for the fantastic support I received at such a traumatic time.”

Lee Jason Gardner, 48, from Tottenham, Camilo Carvajal, 39, from Lewisham, Ciro Troyano, 40, from Elephant and Castle, and Oscar Hicks, 37, from Southwark, were brought to justice following a lengthy and complex investigation which involved piecing together hours of CCTV and ANPR footage to show the meticulous planning which went into the robbery.

All four men were convicted of conspiracy to rob following a trial at Kingston Crown Court. Gardner was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment, while Carvajal received 17 years behind bars. Troyano was imprisoned for 16 years, while Hicks was jailed for 14 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Police were called to an area of Stoneleigh last night after a firearm was found abandoned in a bag.

A member of the public reported the find at 7.30 in woodland off the busy London Road.

Officers spent this morning searching the area for more items and say the firearm will be fully examined to see if it is usable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

A man who murdered his wife and two children in 2006, then fled to Bangladesh, has been jailed.



They had an arranged marriage in 1999, and Juli Bagum sponsored his immigration visa so they could return to the UK.

After years without any trace of him, he was arrested by police in India in 2013 for being in the country illegally.

Mohammed Abdul Shakur, now 46, was held at Heathrow police station when he was finally extradited back to the UK.

Juli’s family says his “we miss them every day and we cannot forgive this senseless loss of life”.

Detective Sergeant Amjad Sharif from Specialist Crime, said: “Shakur’s sentencing brings to a close what has been a protracted and traumatic time for Juli’s family.

“We will likely never be able to understand what could have driven Shakur to snap and end the lives of his wife and two daughters so violently and callously.

“In the years since, Juli, Anika and Thanha’s family have had to endure the most unimaginable torment. At times it must have seemed that there would never be justice; from Shakur immediately fleeing the UK, to the protracted process that followed over many years when he was finally apprehended.

“I am happy now to say that we have finally achieved justice for Juli and her daughters, and her family. I would like to thank them for their unwavering support throughout. Though many years have passed, I know their grieving continues, and I hope this development will allow them some small measure of comfort.

“I would also like to thank our international policing counterparts in Bangladesh and India, and especially the Foreign and Commonwealth representative who assisted us so well in circulating Shakur as a wanted man to local police, and indeed informing us when he was located. This is a prime example of the good that can come from international law enforcement working together to catch criminals.

“Now at last Shakur will serve a substantial custodial sentence for the horrific crimes he committed.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

The Duchess of Cornwall spent the morning meeting female prisoners at HMP Downview in Sutton.

Camilla took a tour of the women’s only site earlier to see how they are being rehabilitated.

Governor Natasha Wilson chatted to Jackie's Nick Reed-Clarke after the visit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

The Duchess of Cornwall has opened a new Maggie’s centre at the Royal Marsden in Sutton

Camilla became the first president of the charity, which offers emotional and social support to people with cancer, in 2008.

Her Royal Highness met staff and volunteers before declaring it officially open earlier.



To find out more about Maggie's click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

A man has been jailed following a burglary in Uxbrigde.

George Joyce pleaded guilty to stealing a number of electrical items from a property in 2019.

He was eventually arrested after being spotted by police in Uxbridge High Street.

The 44-year-old, who appeared at Isleworth Crown Court, has been sentenced to 2 years and 4 months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

The Duchess of Cornwall has been meeting female prisoners at HMP Downview in Sutton.

Camilla took a tour of the women’s only site earlier to see how they are being rehabilitated.

Our reporter Nick Reed-Clarke was also there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Emergency laws will be brought before Parliament next week to prevent terrorists automatically being freed from English prisons.

The government's rushing legislation through after Sunday's attack in Streatham, and before the next offender is due for release later this month.

It's understood one is due out on the 28th, while around five others are expected to be freed next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

A fourth arrest has been made after human remains were found in a house in Barnes.

The 18-year-old was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder and preventing the lawful burial of a body.

The body of William Algar was found at his home in early January.

Police continue to appeal for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Croydon was brought to a standstill this morning after a suspicious car was reported to police.

East Croydon station was closed, the tramlink suspended, buildings evacuated and a number of streets cordoned off just before 9 o’clock.

A controlled explosion was carried out, and the silver Vauxhall Corsa was confirmed as non-suspicious.

Police say they believe it was, however, stolen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Children and young people in Surrey are being encouraged to open up about their mental health and wellbeing

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, and the theme this year is being brave enough to ask for help.

CYP Havens in Epsom and Staines offer safe places for 10-18 year olds to talk about their worries and mental health confidentially.

Justine Leonard from the NHS says “it can be scary to open up at first, but it’s so important to let someone know if you’re struggling”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

UPDATED: roads in Croydon reopen following police incident

Police were called at 8.45am to George Street and Dingwall Road to reports of a suspicious car.

A controlled explosion was carried out and the police have since confirmed the item was not suspicious.

The trams and trains were halted through the area.

Stay tuned for the latest travel.

Eyewitness @Han_lou89 sent this through earlier.



Croydon Police statement.

Police in Croydon dealt with a suspicious vehicle at Dingwall Road this morning. The vehicle was not suspicious, although is believed stolen. The road will remain closed for a short time while the vehicle is recovered. Local people and motorists are thanked for their patience.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Roads around East Croydon have been closed off, after a suspicious vehicle was found nearby

Police were called at 8.45am to Dingwall Road.

A controlled explosion was carried out and the police have since confirmed the item was not suspicious.

The trams and trains were halted through the area.

Stay tuned for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Images have been released of two men following a violent assault in a Chelsea nightclub



It’s been ten months since the fight at the Chelsea Lodge, but the victim is still suffering the effects of his injuries.

It followed an argument between the victim and three other men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

If you need to talk about your problems, a community group in Sutton is now offering drop-in sessions every Thursday

Just Talk offers a free and confidential listening service.

It was set up by Craig Marriott and his friend Michelle Pritchard:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Three teenagers have been jailed for killing a food delivery driver - who was attacked as he tried to stop his scooter being stolen.



Iderval Da Silva was punched and kicked in Battersea last May and died in hospital three days later.

A 19-year-old was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 12 years.

Two other teenagers have been handed 15-and-a-half-years between them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Croydon Police are hunting for a missing girl.



Zeinab Abdullah who is 12 years old was last seen in Croydon.

It’s thought that she could possibly be in the Wandsworth area.

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is urged to contact police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

The identity of the first terrorist prisoner due for release after the Streatham attack has been revealed.

Mohammad Zahir Khan, who posted statements online supporting Islamic State, is scheduled to leave prison at the end of the month.

The government is understood to be so concerned by his release that it's rushing through emergency sentencing legislation to stop it happening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Just Talk offers a free listening service to residents in Sutton.

Based in Sutton High Street it was set up by Craig Marriott and his friend Michelle Pritchard after the loss of his son.

It’s a safe space for anyone to drop in and have a cup of tea and a chat.

From today they will be holding drop-in sessions every Thursday evening.

Craig and Michelle told us why they’re the people to have a chat with.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

A charity in Ashtead has expressed its sadness following death of its patron, Monty Python star Terry Jones.

Head2Head Theatre adapted one of his children’s stories into an immersive, multi-sensory show for young people with disabilities.

John Cleese, Sir Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam said goodbye to their fellow Python co-star at his funeral earlier.

The comedy giant's family gave speeches at a private service in London before a small wake.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Police are investigating reports that former prime minister David Cameron's bodyguard left his gun in a plane toilet.

A passenger apparently found the weapon during a flight from New York to Heathrow and handed it to staff.

The Sun newspaper says passports belonging to the close protection officer and Mr Cameron were also discovered with the gun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am  

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

The head of Scotland Yard says undercover surveillance teams aren't always able to follow terrorist suspects

Cressida Dick has been defending the actions of her officers - who shot dead Sudesh Amman after he stabbed two people in Streatham on Sunday.

He'd only just been released from prison after a having a terror sentence shortened - something the prime minister wants to end.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have been speaking at PMQs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Gas supplies have finally been restored to homes across Richmond and Kew more than a week after they were cut

A burst watermain flooded the network leaving some homes without heating and hot water.

Cadent says engineers will continue to revisit the remaining properties where they have so far been unable to gain access.

Anyone who still hasn’t had their gas supply switched back on should visit the team at its temporary base in Sheen Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A charity in Ashtead is expressing its sadness following the death of its patron, Monty Python star Terry Jones last month

Head2Head Theatre adapted one of his children’s stories into an immersive, multi-sensory show for young people with disabilities.

The charity’s CEO says he often attended performances with his daughter, and would leave quickly to avoid taking focus away from the show.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A new £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner has gone on display at his former house in Twickenham

Sandycombe Lodge was the home of the landscape painter.

On the note, his image can be seen in front of one of his most famous paintings, HMS Temeraire from the battle of Trafalgar.

It’s due to be released into circulation on February 20th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

A corgi has been found abandoned inside a shopping trolley in Kensington

He was discovered by a member of the public last Monday outside Lloyds Bank just off the high street.

It’s believed he may have been left because he needed vet treatment for a skin condition which left his legs and paws red and inflamed.

The corgi, who has since been named Lloyd, was taken to Putney Animal Hospital where he’s said to be recovering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

The RMT Union is demanding to know what’s happening in secret talks between the government and South Western Railway

The Transport Secretary recently said the franchise isn’t sustainable in the long term, and he’s exploring his options.

General Secretary Mick Cash says “this is no way to run a railway”.

Their members walked out for most of December in a row over the role of guards on trains.

We’ve contacted SWR for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Two shops in Addlestone and Chertsey have been held up by a man with a screwdriver

A man went into the Co-Op on Ongar Parade on Sunday evening and made off with a quantity of cash.

He was seen driving off in a grey or silver BMW.

There was another attempted robbery also involving a screwdriver at the One-Stop on Windsor Street the same evening, and it’s believed that it's linked.

CCTV pictures have been released, which you can find on our Jackie News Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The head of the Metropolitan Police says surveillance teams aren't able to mark suspected terrorists "man-to-man."

The 20-year-old who stabbed two people in Streatham on Sunday was being followed closely by armed officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

If you want to meet Prince Charles now, it seems you just have to go to your local TK Maxx

The heir to the throne visited the outlet in Tooting to speak to employees, following his Get into Retail scheme from the Prince’s Trust.

He spent an hour there, and called it “fantastic”.

He reportedly took an interest in the saucepans and liked how the shop was brightly lit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Shrewsbury's run to the FA Cup fourth round came to an end against a young Liverpool side last night

A second-half own goal meant they lost 1-nil at Anfield.

Their hosts rested their first-team squad - and manager Jurgen Klopp took the night off - for the winter break.

The League One club's boss, Sam Ricketts, believes their own busy schedule caught up with them.



Liverpool will now face off against Chelsea in the next round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Police are seeking information about two men seen in “suspicious circumstances” in Addlestone

They were in a white Ford Transit van in Liberty Lane.

The force says “whilst it may be nothing”, they’re in the area and looking to confirm that.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Scotland Yard is investigating after David Cameron's bodyguard reportedly left a pistol in a plane toilet

An officer has been taken off operational duties after the incident on a flight from New York to Heathrow on Monday.

The gun - along with Mr Cameron's passport - was apparently found by another passenger and passed to cabin crew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed in Hounslow

Police were called to reports of a fight on Kingsley road, near Hounslow East Underground station, at around 7.30 last night.

A man in his early 20s was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

A celebration breakfast marking the success of Croydon’s 100 in 100 campaign has taken place

The campaign saw 110 apprenticeships successfully created and filled in the 100 days after its launch last August.

A number of the employers were presented with a certificate at the event in honour of their commitment and contribution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Surrey County Council has approved its 2020/21 Budget and Medium-Term Financial Strategy at a Council meeting yesterday

The budget sets out nearly £1-billion in net revenue funding on vital services such as Adult Social Care, Children's Services, Waste Management, Community Safety and cultural services like libraries.

However, The Resident’s Association and Independent Councillors Group has raised concerns about the budget’s sustainability.

Councillor Nick Darby representing The Dittons argued that one-off government payments would not be enough to fix years of austerity and failing services.

He said, “it wouldn't “be sufficient to deal with the underlying issues or cover anything other than the short-term position.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to action following an Achilles injury - which has kept him out since May

He played an hour for Chelsea's under-23 side against Brentford's B team in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Loftus-Cheek missed a good chance to score in the game - which Brentford went on to win 2-nil.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am  

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

England's Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of Saturday's clash with Scotland in rugby union's Six Nations

The centre picked up a groin strain in Sunday's opening defeat to France in Paris.

But head coach Eddie Jones expects him to be in contention for the match against Ireland at Twickenham later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

World Cancer Day is being marked across the globe

The annual event aims to raise awareness of all types of the disease and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

40 year old Min Duchenski from Egham was diagnosed with breast cancer last August.

She says the mental health side effects of the disease are something rarely talked about.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

A 44-year-old man with links to Streatham has gone missing



Daniel Lam was last seen two days ago and police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He’s described as 5ft8 of a large build with short scruffy black hair.

He’s known to carry a rucksack with a bus pass on a lanyard around his neck.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

There are increasing concerns emergency measures designed to stop convicted terrorists being released early could be illegal

Lord Carlile, a former reviewer of terror legislation, says the government plans may have gone too far.

Sudesh Amman stabbed two people in Streatham on Sunday, a week after being released halfway through his sentence.

Lord Falconer, who helped draft terror laws under Labour, thinks the proposals might have flaws.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

It looks like Kingston Council is expecting freezing weather later

The authority is sending its team of gritters out at midnight.

Primary roads will be treated overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

CCTV images of a man have been released by Surrey Police in connection with a robbery at the Co-op in Addlestone

A man went into the Co-op at around 8:30pm on Sunday, threatened a member of staff with a screwdriver and demanded that they open the till.

He then made of with a quantity of cash. A member of the public reported seeing him run out of the store and get into a grey or silver BMW.

He’s described as white and of a stocky build.

He was wearing a Nike grey top with the hood up, a black balaclava covering his face and grey gloves.

There was also an attempted robbery at the One Stop in Chertsey earlier the same evening which police believe is linked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to action following an Achilles injury - which has kept him out since May

He played an hour for Chelsea's under-23 side against Brentford's B team in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Loftus-Cheek missed a good chance to score in the game - which Brentford went on to win 2-nil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Hounslow Council is planning to spend £40 million renovating the borough’s buildings to make them more carbon efficient

The authority claims half of its direct emissions are due to gas boilers in council houses and corporate buildings.

It also plans to install solar panels over many of the borough’s rooftops.

Estimates say it’ll need £300m over the next ten years to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.

The climate action plan is open for consultation until the end of March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

One of the two people who were stabbed during Sunday's terror attack in Streatham was a teacher

It's understood Monika Luftner, who is in her fifties, was targeted in Streatham as she was riding home on her bike.

Her school in Lambeth says she's, "making a good recovery".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

The foreign secretary's urging any British citizens in China to leave due to the coronavirus outbreak

Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, says the government's continuing to make arrangements to evacuate anyone who can't get home.

Two people in the UK are confirmed to have the illness - which has killed more than 420 people around the world so far.

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, says he expects there to be more cases here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Lawyers are warning that plans to limit the early release of terror offenders from jail are likely to face a legal challenge

The government wants to make changes after a man stabbed two people in Streatham on Sunday.

He'd been freed from jail just days earlier, half way through a sentence for sharing Islamist material.

Labour's Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti says the real problem is that prisons are failing to reform extremists:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Ikea's going to close its store in Coventry

It's the first time the Swedish furniture chain has shut one of its large UK shops, since first opening a site here more than 30 years ago.

It's understood more than 350 people work at the store.

Nothing has been said about any of its other stores; Ikea is Croydon’s fifth largest employer after it opened on the Purley Way in 1992.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Lawyers have raised concerns that planned emergency legislation announced following the terror attack in Streatham may be unlawful.

The justice secretary says proposals will be brought forward this week to stop terrorist offenders being released early from jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

A man has been arrested following a stabbing in the Furzedown area of Tooting

Police were called on Sunday evening to the Recreation Ground.

A man in his teens or early 20s was taken to hospital, but his condition isn’t believed to be life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Police are investigating two robberies in the same road on the same night in North Cheam

A car was broken into and a house was burgled in Abbotts Road, at some point last Wednesday night.

Police are reminding people to remove all valuables from cars and to double check they’re locked securely.

Anyone with information should contact the Cheam Safer Neighbourhood team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Today is World Cancer Day

The annual event aims to raise awareness of all types of the disease and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

40 year old Min Duchenski from Egham was diagnosed with breast cancer last August.

She’s taking part in this year’s Moonwalk London on May the 16th.

Min's told Jackie's Lucy Mayer why she's decided to take part.



To find out more about Moonwalk London click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Stormzy claims every government has let black people down
The grime artist, from Croydon, has told GQ magazine little has changed over the years.

He feels not enough has been done to support those from a working-class background either.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 am  

Rufus Sewell says he doesn't care about his film career as the best roles are now in TV

The actor, who stars in The Man in the High Castle, has told Radio Times magazine he's always been most excited about theatre opportunities.

Sewell, who was born and schooled in Twickenham, is set to appear in a lead role in the BBC adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, The Pale Horse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 am  

Chris Robshaw is to leave Harlequins at the end of the season

The former England rugby union captain has led Quins a record 92 times and only Mike Brown has made more than his 203 appearances for the club.

The 33-year-old, who’s been with Harlequins for sixteen-years, says he’s not decided whether to retire from the game altogether.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 am  

A children’s cancer hospital in Sutton is being threatened with closure

The Royal Marsden could be forced to shut or relocate paediatric services from its Oak Centre after a review highlighted safety concerns.

The review for NHS England said the facility, opened in 2011, must be located next to a paediatric intensive care unit.

Currently children receiving cancer therapy at Sutton, who become seriously ill, must be transferred to St George’s hospital in Tooting, eight miles away.

Meanwhile Today is World Cancer Day.

The international day aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Monday, 3 February 2020

Richard E Grant says going to an awards show is like visiting a waxwork museum

Last year the star from Richmond was nominated for both a Bafta and an Oscar for his performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

Speaking on the red carpet for last night's Academy Awards he revealed he gets star-struck around other celebrities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

Police say they shot dead the Streatham terrorist attacker within two minutes of him entering a shop to steal a knife

Scotland Yard says 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, who'd recently left prison, was already being followed by armed officers.

Explosives experts were called in after a "device" was seen "strapped to his body".

Home affairs correspondent, Mark White, has more:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Netflix has been accused of "superhighway robbery" over its tax affairs in the UK

The company reportedly paid no corporation tax in 2017 and 2018 because it charges UK customers from the Netherlands.

Labour's Dame Margaret Hodge says current tax laws should to be extended to cover streaming services.

The firm, which is now using Shepperton Studios as a production base, says it complies with the rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

The government is introducing emergency legislation to stop terrorists being released early, following yesterday's attack in Streatham

Sudesh Amman stabbed two people - just days after he was let out of jail.

The justice secretary has confirmed he was automatically released half way through his sentence of three years and four months.

Robert Buckland says that'll no longer be the case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

A man who killed his flatmate in their home near Clapham Junction has been jailed for 12 years



42 year old Kristian Smith killed 52-year-old Antoinette Donegan and then lived with her body for several weeks.

Police were called to the flat in Este Road last March following reports she hadn’t been seen for a month.

After receiving no answer at the front door, officers gained entry via a bedroom window and found Antoinette’s body.

By tracking the use of her bank card, detectives identified that Smith had used it a number of times to withdraw money.

He’d also removed the SIM card from Antoinette’s mobile phone and put it in his handset.

When he was arrested, traces of blood on his trainers were also matched to Antoinette.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Former classmate of Streatham attacker is "shocked and saddened."

The mother of the man who carried out a terror attack in Streatham yesterday says she spoke to him hours before it happened.

Sudesh Amman stabbed two people just days after being released from prison.

His mum claims he was further radicalised in jail where he was serving a sentence for having terrorist material.

His classmate, Cos Evangelides says he's shocked and saddened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The mother of a man who stabbed two people before being shot dead by police in Streatham yesterday says she spoke to him just hours before.

Haleema Faraz Khan says she 'had a feeling' her son had been involved, despite him only being released from prison a few days ago.

Sudesh Amman had been staying at a bail hostel.

Crime correspondent Martin Brunt, who's at the scene in Streatham, has more details:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The Mayor of London says he's angry that there have been two terror attacks in a matter of months committed by men recently released from prison.

20-year-old Sudesh Amman was shot dead in Streatham yesterday after stabbing two people.

He'd been released from jail days earlier, after being convicted of distributing terrorist propaganda.

Sadiq Khan, who lives close to the attack in Tooting, says questions need to be asked about what's being done to rehabilitate Islamist extremists behind bars.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A picture of two people has been released following a burglary in Egham.



The incident happened in the early hours of the 25th of January in Stroude Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Extinction Rebellion Kingston took control of the town’s one-way system on Saturday, with a slow bicycle parade.

Chris Smith, from the group, says the transport system is “dangerous and unsustainable”.

Cromwell Road has been found to have high levels of Nitrogen Dioxide, at times almost twice the legal limit.

We’ve contacted Kingston council for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

The UK and EU are setting out their hopes for the next phase of Brexit later trade talks.

They'll officially get underway next month, with the prime minister pushing for a deal similar to the one agreed with Canada.

But it's thought Brussels wants regulations to stay more closely aligned.

Foreign Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, says the discussions are an opportunity for "renewal" and "change".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The mother of the terror suspect who stabbed two people in Streatham says she feared he was behind it as soon as she heard the news.

Sudesh Amman had only been released from prison a few days ago; he was shot dead in Streatham High Road yesterday while wearing a fake bomb.

His mum says he was radicalised both in jail and online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A lawyer for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire has accused corporate witnesses of trying to 'derail' the investigation.

Some had wanted a guarantee that they wouldn't be prosecuted for the evidence they give to the public inquiry.

But Michael Mansfield QC has claimed 'potential perpetrators' trying to 'dictate the terms in which they'll provide assistance' is 'abhorrent.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

An investigation's found a train came within 75 seconds of potentially crashing into a track maintenance machine in Balham.

It says the near-miss last April happened due to "poor communication" by Network Rail workers.

The chief inspector of rail accidents says several people failed to challenge "confusing and inconsistent" information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for more than 20 years after being convicted of multiple counts of rape.

37 year old Alan Mackey was previously found guilty of six counts of rape, two counts of fraud, two counts of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship, one count of blackmail, one count of ABH and one count of theft.

The court heard that the victim was reported missing by her family on the 7th of June and following police enquiries, was found the following day at a hotel in Richmond.

She told police she had endured a prolonged assault at Mackey’s hands, as she was held against her will.

During this time, she was raped and subjected to a physical assault, which left her with facial injuries.

Mackey, who was known to the victim and had previously made threats against her, later took her bank card to pay for the room and items from a shop.

Following the verdict, the victim said: “This whole process has had a severely detrimental effect on both my life and that of my family.

“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and could not have got through the process without the help and incredible support of all police involved, particularly PC Vivian Sutton and Detective Constable Siobhan Dodge who have been with me through every step of this journey.

“I can now look forward to the future and try and put this all behind me.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The so-called Islamic State says it was behind yesterday's terrorist attack in Streatham

The group's Amaq news agency says the suspect carried out the stabbings in response to their calls to target "citizens of coalition countries".

The man, who was shot dead by police, had previously praised the Islamist group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Boris Johnson responds to yesterday's terrorist attack in Streatham

Boris Johnson says the government's preparing to take action to end the automatic early release of terror offenders from jail.

He's been speaking after two people were stabbed yesterday by a man who'd been freed just days earlier.

The prime minister's described radicalisation as a 'virus' and admits it's not one that's easy to tackle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Former England rugby union captain Chris Robshaw will leave Harlequins at the end of the season

The flanker has spent his entire club career so far with the Twickenham side.

Robshaw, who's 33, hasn't said where he's off to yet, but says it's a difficult decision to end 16 years at Quins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A man recently released from prison had a fake bomb strapped to his body as he stabbed two people on Streatham High Road

20-year-old Sudesh Amman was under surveillance by an armed police team at the time - who were able to step in and shoot him dead.

Former chief superintendent Dal Babu says the officers were brave but there will be questions about the operation.



He had been convicted for publishing graphic terrorist videos online - and had stockpiled instructions on bomb making and knife attacks.

The Prime Minister says he'll "move quickly" to introduce measures to strengthen the UK's response to terrorism.

Home secretary Priti Patel says she'll set out further plans to toughen the handling of offenders later.



It's the second time in a matter of months we've heard such promises from the Prime Minister.

Yesterday's suspect was released from prison a few days ago.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says questions need to be asked about what's being done to rehabilitate Islamist extremists behind bars.



Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy says the community will come together.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed outside the 02 Academy in Brixton

Officers were called to Stockwell Road at about 9.40 last night after reports of a man suffering from stab injuries.

The 20-year-old victim was taken to hospital.

His condition isn’t life threatening.

Police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 am  

Acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has called for referendum divisions to be buried following Britain’s departure from the European Union

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton was in Manchester thanking party members for “fighting the good fight.”

Sir Ed said there were pro-European fights ahead.

He said it’s important that the pro-European voice is heard in upcoming negotiations to ensure “the closest possible relationship with our European friends.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 am  

Liberal Democrats MP for Twickenham Munira Wilson has challenged Health Secretary Matt Hancock to address the shortage of hormone replacement therapy drugs for women going through the menopause

She said the lack of availability of HRT drugs for some women was “critical.”

Last week the British Menopause Society warned that some treatments will be out of stock until next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Harlequins can start preparing for the final of rugby unions' Premiership Cup

They secured their place in the decider with a 49-17 win over Exeter at Sandy Park.

Meanwhile Quins have confirmed that Kyle Sinckler is to leave the club at the end of the season to join Bristol Bears.

The 26-year-old England prop, from Wandsworth, has signed a two-year deal.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am  

Sunday, 2 February 2020

The attacker of the Streatham terror attack has been named as Sudesh Amman

It's been revealed he had only just been released from prison for terrorism offences.

He was jailed in December 2018 for more than 3 years – but served less than half - for possessing and sharing ISIS propaganda.

Authorities say he was 17 at the time of his earliest offences.

He was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months but was released early at the end of last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 pm  

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has tweeted his thoughts are with the injured and others affected in the Streatham terror attack

He also thanked the emergency services for responding to the incident.

In a statement Mr Johnson revealed the government will announce further plans for fundamental changes to the system for dealing with those convicted of terrorism offences.

The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan and Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn have also thanked the police and emergency staff for their efforts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

11 evacuees have arrived back in the UK after flying back from the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak

The British nationals and their family members have landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

They'll now join 83 others at a quarantine facility on The Wirral.

Foreign secretary and MP for Esher & Walton, Dominic Raab, says the challenge of bringing Britons back has been immense.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Police are investigating a terror attack which took place in Streatham earlier today.

The attack took place on Streatham’s High Road at around 2pm where a man was shot dead by armed police.

The attacker was under active police surveillance and reports suggest the incident was Islamist-inspired.

Officers responded quickly to the events, urging pedestrians to clear away from the area which now has several cordons in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Reaction to terror-related attack in Streatham

A man's been shot dead by armed police in Streatham, in a terror-related incident.

It happened on Streatham High Road at around 2 o'clock this afternoon.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed two people have been injured, their conditions are not yet known.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted this earlier:

Thank you to all emergency services responding to the incident in Streatham, which the police have now declared as terrorism-related. My thoughts are with the injured and all those affected.

Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted:

I am being kept updated by @metpoliceuk on this afternoon’s incident in Streatham, which has been declared terrorist-related. My first thoughts are with the victims, our brave police and emergency services and their families.


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “A man has been shot dead by armed police in Streatham following an incident that is being treated as terrorism-related. A number of people are believed to have been stabbed.

“I am in close contact with the Met Commissioner and local representatives, and want to thank our police, security and emergency services staff for their swift and courageous response. They truly are the best of us.

“Terrorists seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life here in London, we will never let them succeed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Victory for the Chelsea Women

The Chelsea Women have thrashed West Ham Utd Women in their FA Super League game this afternoon.

To wrap up the eventful day at Kingsmeadow in the best way possible, 16-year-old Emily Murphy got her first ever Super League goal to make it 8-0 for Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Terrorist attack in Streatham

A major incident has occurred in Streatham.

Scotland Yard says a man has been shot by armed officers on the High Street, and that it is believed a number of people have been stabbed.

The incident has been declared as terrorist-related.

Police are warning people to avoid the area while emergency crews deal with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Chelsea Women meet West Ham Utd Women at Kingsmeadow

The Chelsea Women will be meeting West Ham United in their FA Women’s Super League match this afternoon.

They’re currently third in the table, but will be on top if they win today’s game.

The Chelsea Women also remain unbeaten in their previous six league matches.

The match just kicked off a couple of minutes ago at Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Life sentence for murderer from Hayes

Two men, one from Hayes, have been sentenced to life in prison after stabbing a 21-year-old man to death in April last year.

19-year olds, Dominic Calder and Mikel Mulqueen were each sentenced to 20 years for the murder of Meshach Williams.

Meshach was walking with a friend when he was passed by Calder and Mulqueen riding in a car.

The vehicle turned back and one of the occupants got out and launched a targeted attack, during which Meshach was stabbed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

A school in Ewell is launching an online course to help parents find out what kind of technology their children are using.

Glynn School has been rolling out Chromebooks to manage workloads, share information and communicate.

The course covers all aspects of using Google software, from how to create a simple document to how to completely navigate the system.

The teacher behind the course says he hopes “parents will feel like a part of the digital age” and “play a part in their children’s success”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Croydon is proposing a 1.99% increase in council tax for the coming year.

Croydon is proposing a 1.99% increase in council tax for the coming year.

The authority says it wants to do this so it can focus its budget for 2020/2021 on caring for the most vulnerable residents.

Bosses say looking after older residents and young people are top priorities, especially when it comes to affordable homes and schools.

The government’s 2% adult social care levy would also be implemented alongside a tax increase.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

Parents of pupils at five primary schools in Wandsworth are being urged to have their say on plans to cut car use near their gates.

Parents of pupils at five primary schools in Wandsworth are being urged to have their say on plans to cut car use near their gates.

The council is keen to pilot a “School Streets” initiative.

This means closing roads outside of schools at drop off and pick up to encourage children to walk to school and boost air quality levels.

A public consultation is currently underway into plans to introduce a trial run.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Kingston’s popular “Out of Order” telephone box art installation is safe.

Kingston’s popular “Out of Order” telephone box art installation is safe.

The authority has confirmed it has had to remove a number of fake, joke planning notices.

The documents were warning people that the boxes would be removed in favour of a “giant beanstalk.”

The notices, complete with Kingston Council branding, were pinned on lampposts next to the telephone boxes in Old London Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am  

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