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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

A man from Isleworth is missing.



A man from Isleworth is missing.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

Detectives are renewing appeals for information following a stabbing in Fulham

Emergency services were called following reports of a fight.

A man was found suffering from stab wounds.

He was initially tended to by members of the public.

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

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

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Youngsters attended a knife crime conference at Kingston College today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

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

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

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

Here’s Lib Dem Council leader Liz Green.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Richmond's Mayor to skydive for charity this weekend.

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

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

Ben explains why he's chosen a skydive.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

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

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

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

Children are going to war against air pollution in London.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Three days of strike action is continuing at Croydon College.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The car was later recovered nearby.

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

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

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

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

A man has been attacked in a bar in Wandsworth.



A man has been attacked in a bar in Wandsworth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

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

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

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

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

Radio Jackie is celebrating its 50th birthday today #RadioJackieIs50

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

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

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

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 18 March 2019

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

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

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

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

They have until Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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

Harlequins sign Argentina international Martin Landajo



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

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

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

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

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

MP Tom Brake hosts bake sale for The Brain Tumour charity



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

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

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

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

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

The Brain Tumour Charity strives to change this.

Mr Brake says:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enquiries continue.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

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



They were called just before 8.30 last night.

A large stack of rubbish is alight

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

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

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

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

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

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

A house has been raided in the village.

This man lives nearby.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 am  

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

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

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

Three days of strike action have begun at Croydon College.

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

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

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

Hounslow Council accused of flouting transparency laws

Councils in London have been accused of disregarding transparency laws.

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

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

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

Chelsea Women progress in FA Cup

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

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

Sunday, 17 March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Leatherhead business 'driven into' during ram raid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chelsea take on Everton later this afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

A road is closed in Purley while police investigate an accident

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

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

Croydon Council joins agency to help homeless

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

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

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

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

Wimbledon move off bottom of League One

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

They lost 2-1 to Watford at Vicarage Road.

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

QPR drew 2-all at Hull.

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

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

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

Woking drew 3-all at Welling.

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

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

Corinthian Casuals went down 2-nil at Tonbridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Saturday, 16 March 2019

England were spared a humiliating defeat in their final match of rugby union's Six Nations

They threw away a 31-nil lead to trail 38-31 late in the game with Scotland.

But George Ford came to the rescue - scoring and converting a try - as it finished 38-all at Twickenham.

Head coach Eddie Jones says it highlights a recurring problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

A former MP is going to give a talk about his time in prison.

Jonathan Aitken, the MP for South Thanet, was convicted of perjury in 1999 and received an 18-month prison sentence.

He served seven months.

The newly-ordained prison chaplain will address the public at St Mary Magdalene Church in Wandsworth on March the 20th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing in Isleworth Friday afternoon.

The incident happened outside West Thames College just after 3 pm.

A teenage boy was taken to hospital suffering from stab wounds, which are not life-threatening.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Richmond Council has launched its Friendly Parks accessible activity programme to encourage people to get out and about over the spring and summer months.

Barnes Green, Ham Village Green and Heathfield Recreation Ground are where the free events will take place.

All have pathways suitable for wheelchair and walking aid users.

Activities will all go ahead regardless of the weather and booking is not necessary.

For more information visit the Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Works are about to get underway that will enable cyclists to take a short cut along Roehampton High Street.

A cycling contraflow scheme is being introduced which will allow riders to travel in both directions along this one-way street.

The contraflow will apply from its junction with Dover House Road to Roehampton Lane.

The route will form part of Transport for London’s Quietway 21 which links Wandsworth Common to Teddington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Police have released details of a man that they are seeking following a fatal stabbing in Fulham last night.

A 29-year-old man was stabbed during a fight just after midnight on Gowan Avenue near the junction of Munster Road.

Police say that they are particularly keen to trace a light-skinned black male, approximately 6ft tall who was seen near the scene at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Mental health support to schools in Richmond will be extended thanks to a £50,000 boost.

The money will be used for a mental health consultant to support teachers and school staff for another year.

The trial consultant post was a success in identifying the mental and emotional needs of pupils.

It’s hoped that this will continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

People have gathered outside Tooting Broadway station to honour the victims of a shooting in New Zealand yesterday

The group are holding banners saying “United Against Extremism” and “Love for All, Hatred for None”.

A 28-year-old man has appeared in court, after yesterday's mass-shooting at two mosques left 49 people dead.

The suspect is facing one count of murder, but more charges are expected.

Police say his family's co-operating with them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Kingston’s Lib Dem Council leader says she would love to see a woman take on the party

Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable announced on Thursday that he would stand down as leader in a few months’ time at the age of 75.

Kingston and Surbiton’s MP Sir Ed Davey is being hotly tipped to take over the role.

While Council leader Liz Green backs him, she’s also throwing her support behind Jo Swinson.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man has been stabbed to death after a fight in Fulham

Police were called to Gowan Avenue at the junction with Munster Road around thirty minutes after midnight.

Members of the public tried treating the 29 year old, but he was pronounced dead at the scene just before 1am.

There have been no arrests so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Wandsworth Council gets power to evict on public land.

Wandsworth Council has new legal powers from the High Court which will help them clear unauthorised occupation of public spaces.

The injunction covers green open spaces, council owned car parks and local housing estates and allows the Council to clear out anyone camping without having to apply for an eviction order.

It means that illegal users can be moved on more quickly with less damage and cost to taxpayers.

The injunction will last for three months until a further hearing is held at Court to make it permanent.

Similar powers are already used in Sutton and Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Sutton trader is sentenced for fake children's costumes.

A Sutton woman who traded in counterfeit children’s costumes has been given a six month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.

Anna Karetnikova sold on eBay and Amazon under the name OsbourneShop2015.

A search of her home by Trading Standards in 2017 found 1,200 costumes and more than 100 electrical chargers.

The fake goods, which were bought from China and did not comply with safety rules, were seized.

The mother of two was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 am  

Man dies of stab wounds in Fulham

A man has died of stab wounds after he was found injured in Fulham on Gowan Avenue at the junction with Munster Road.

Police were called just before 12.30 this morning to reports of a fight in progress.

The man who is believed to be 29 years old was being tended by members of the public before the police and ambulance arrived.

He got further treatment from medics, but was pronounced dead at the scene just before 1 am.

A crime scene is in place and police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Friday, 15 March 2019

Two men have been charged with drug dealing in Ewell.

Police stopped a car in Kingston Road last Friday.

28 year old Razzac Alleybe and 19 year old Emmanuel Egbor have been charged with possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

Other charges included driving while disqualified, possession of an offensive weapon and carrying a bladed article.

They’ve been remanded in custody and will appear at Guildford Crown Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

A house in Staines has been granted a full Closure Order following reports of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.

The property in Gloucester Road was used to distribute illegal drugs, which police say led to anti-social behaviour and violent crime.

The property will remain closed until the 13th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Another Wet Wipe Count is being planned for the Thames later this month.

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

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

The event on Saturday, March the 23rd, is open to volunteers and will take place at Hammersmith Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Developers trying to build on a little piece of New Malden’s music history have gone back to the drawing board.

Fairview wants to create a number of new homes on the former Prince of Wales pub and Homebase site in Kingston Road.

Eric Clapton headlined there in the 70s, and a number of Homebase stores are closing following monetary problems.

The re-development plans have been revised following the original public consultation in October.

They’ll go on display on March the 26th at St John’s Church in Kingston Road opposite the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kingston's Council leader lends message of support to people worshipping at Kingston's Mosque

A man has been charged with murder after 49 people were killed in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

The attacks happened in Christchurch with the country's Prime Minister describing it as one of its "darkest days".

Kingston’s Council leader Liz Green has this message of solidarity for those who worship at the town’s Mosque.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

An over 65s community is going to be built on surplus land at Epsom Hospital.

The current site, which has been sold off by the Trust, contains derelict buildings that won’t be needed in the future.

Bosses say the move “delivers on the commitment made to sell the land for a social care use rather than just solely residential housing.”

There will also be the ability for NHS patients to access some of the accommodation in the development if needed.

The build will unlock in excess of £15 million of investment into existing buildings at Epsom Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Hounslow's statement on New Zealand mosque attacks

Following the news of the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:

“Today’s heart-breaking news highlights a tragic, cowardly and savage attack on people wishing to practice their religion in peace in Christchurch, New Zealand, and I echo the Prime Ministers of both New Zealand and Australia in describing this as a terrorist attack carried out by an extreme right-wing violent terrorist whose aim is to divide and destroy the diversity we celebrate in our country.

“On behalf of the council and all our residents, we send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the injured.

“Terrorism has no borders or religion, and we will continue to work closely with our diverse communities to further build resilience to extremist narratives that could lead to such acts. We will also offer our support for those affected by the tragedy.

“We all need to remain vigilant and alert to potentially extremist activity in the borough and, where necessary, contact the police on 999 or the Counter Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321. We have been assured of highly visible policing around mosques across London today, but our vigilance should be maintained whether going to a place of worship or otherwise.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

550 sub-postmasters have won a High Court case against the Post Office over an IT glitch that led to some facing bankruptcy and even jail.

Their on-going battle alleges the Horizon computer system was to blame for issues that meant some were wrongly accused of stealing.

Nearly £75,000 was found missing from the branch in West Byfleet where Seema Misra worked.

She was pregnant at the time, and was sentenced to 15 months in prison.



The Post Office says improvements to culture and practises have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Surrey Police response to New Zealand terrorist attack

Following the terrorist attack in New Zealand, Surrey Police neighbourhood officers are visiting mosques across the county and will be providing reassurance and advice to our communities.

Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor, Head of the Surrey and Sussex Joint Operations Command said; "We stand together with our Muslim communities and all those shocked and horrified by this terrorist attack in New Zealand.

“Today in Surrey and Sussex we are stepping up reassurance patrols around mosques and increasing engagement with communities of all faiths, giving advice on how people and places can protect themselves.

“Places of worship can also use our online training package ‘ACT Awareness eLearning’ for advice on Protective Security and how to react should the worst happen.

"We also encourage everyone to be aware of our Run, Hide, Tell advice."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri's got his wish of not having to face his former club Napoli until at least the final of the Europa League.

His current side will meet Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals, and either Eintracht Frankfurt or Benfica in the semis.

Arsenal will take on Napoli in the last-eight, with Villarreal or Valencia their potential opponents in the last-four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Kingston Council says it is saving Shopmobility from closure.

Earlier this week staff were told they were being made redundant at the end of the month.

The service provides scooters and wheelchairs so people with limited mobility can get around the town centre.

Users wanted a similar scheme to the one set up in Staines, which is open full time.

Lib Dem Council leader Liz Green says they’ll be looking to run Kingston's Shopmobility with volunteers rather than closing it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  

Statement from the Mayor of Croydon and the Leader of Croydon Council on the New Zealand terror attacks

"The terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, have shocked and saddened us all. Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones and those who have been injured.

As a mark of respect, the town hall flag is flying at half-mast.

Horrific acts like this aim to create fear, distrust and discord, but we stand together with all our communities and hate will never divide us. In Croydon we are proud of our many faiths, cultures and communities and I believe this makes us all richer and stronger.

Later today we will be attending Croydon Mosque to stand in solidarity with our Muslim community."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Two men from Esher and Great Bookham have been sentenced in connection with a series of keyless car thefts.

The thefts saw up to £250,000 worth of cars, including BMWs and a Jaguar, taken from driveways across Surrey and South West London.

20 year old Charlie Flint pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and sentenced to 30 months.

36 year old Benjamin Shoebridge pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit theft and given a 10 month suspended sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

An man has been jailed for 17 months after robbing a woman of her handbag as she walked home after a night out in Woking.

20 year old Jamie Cook from Addlestone pleaded guilty along with 27 year old Hayley Razzell from West Byfleet.

She was sentenced to 10 months which was suspended for a year.

The victim was walking home along Victoria Way when they grabbed her bag and stole her phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Merton’s Lib Dems have slammed Wimbledon’s MP for the way he voted last night.

Merton’s Lib Dems have slammed Wimbledon’s MP for the way he voted last night.

They have tweeted to say Stephen Hammond broke his promise to oppose a no deal by voting against the Spelman amendment.

After the first vote on Tuesday night, the group issued us with this statement.

"It is deeply disappointing that Wimbledon's MP failed to take the opportunity to rule out a no deal Brexit last night", said Cllr Anthony Fairclough, Leader of the Merton Lib Dems.

"He was elected in 2017 on a promise to oppose a hard Brexit, and more recently he repeatedly stated that he would do everything within his power to prevent a no deal Brexit. But when it came to the crunch, he was found missing in action. People in Wimbledon deserve far better from their MP."

However, despite Hammond's abstention, Parliament voted in favour of the motion ruling out a no deal Brexit.

"Parliament has now ruled out both the Prime Minister's deal and leaving the EU with no deal at all", Cllr Fairclough said. "Brexit has become a shambles. The only way out of this mess is through a People's Vote, giving the public the chance to have the final say including an option to stop Brexit and remain in the EU.

"The Lib Dems have been fighting for a People's Vote to give Wimbledon residents the final say for more than two years. It is time that Hammond came out and backed a People's Vote too."

Mr Hammond sent this reply to Merton's Lib Dems when they challenged him to a debate on air last week.

Thank you for your email of Thursday 7th March regarding a debate on Brexit. This is the first time you have written to me direct to request this.

I have a constant dialogue with my constituents about Brexit, be it through responding to hundreds of emails and letters each week, or through my regular street stalls. I also meet with constituents individually to discuss Brexit, as one of your Liberal Democrat colleagues on Merton Council will testify. This came after one of your local Liberal Democrat activists incorrectly tweeted that I do not meet constituents in this way.

Furthermore, my website is one of the most regularly and comprehensively updated out of all Members of Parliament with my views and news on Brexit, this content is highlighted on social media and via my community email and I always welcome and invite comments on this. That is to ensure my constituents are always fully informed of my work and views. All this information is found at https://www.stephenhammond.net/Brexit

There can be no argument that my position on Brexit is not public and that I do not engage with my constituents on the matter. Therefore I do not see what a debate, which in reality is aimed at raising the profile of local Liberal Democrats, would achieve.

You state that your motivation to request such a debate is so that I can have a “bold and open conversation” with my constituents. This is exactly what I do week in, week out and is what will continue to do.

Finally, I do not agree with you that my position on a “hard-Brexit” has changed since the election, as I pointed out in my letter to you prior to Christmas. One only needs to read my January Brexit update in which I advocate “a Single Market and Customs Union style solution” to see that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

A former German soldier has been jailed for smuggling thousands of bullets and ammunition into the UK.

61 year old Manfred Kurz bought explosives and bullet-making equipment into the country under the cover of his firearm licence.

When his home in Croydon was raided by police, they found more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition and evidence that bullets had been sold illegally.

It was later discovered he was part of a gang of 6, who are due to be sentenced in April.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

A vulnerable 69 year old is missing from Croydon.



A vulnerable 69 year old is missing from Croydon.

David Phillips was last seen at Croydon University Hospital just after 7 o’clock last night.

If you have seen him you must call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 am  

A man has been charged with the murder of a 52-year-old woman whose body was found near Clapham Junction.

Antoinette Donnegan was found dead after police carried out a welfare check at a building in Este Road.

41 year old Kristian Smith of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, fraud and preventing a lawful burial.

He is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later today.

Miss Donnegan’s cause of death "remains to be established".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

Chertsey fan charged with common assault

Arsenal have been charged by the FA for failing to control their supporters after a fan ran onto the field and pushed Manchester United’s Chris Smalling.

The incident happened during last Sunday’s Premier League clash.

Thirty-year-old Gary Cooper from Chertsey has been charged with common assault and will appear in court on March 26th.

Earlier that day Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish was punched by a fan during their derby with Birmingham.

The supporter, 27-year-old Paul Mitchell, was sentenced to 14-weeks in prison.

Meanwhile West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini says it’s right the authorities send a strong and clear message.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

One Direction singer's sister dies in Earl's Court

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson's sister Felicite has died at the age of 18.

Emergency services were called to a property in Earl’s Court on Wednesday afternoon after reports a female had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

Officers say at this stage the death of the aspiring fashion designer is being treated as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

A man has been charged with the murder of 52-year-old Antoinette Donnegan in Wandsworth

41 year old Kristian Smith of no fixed abode was charged with murder, fraud and preventing a lawful burial.

He will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Vince Cable's outlined plans to stand down as leader of the Liberal Democrats

The 75 year-old says he'll ask the party to begin a leadership contest in May, unless there's an early general election.

Last year, he revealed his intention to step down after Brexit had been resolved to make way for a 'new generation'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

Chelsea have eased into the quarter-finals of the Europa League after thrashing Dynamo Kiev

They were 5-nil winners on the night in Ukraine, progressing 8-nil on aggregate.

Arsenal are aiming to join them in the last eight, but must overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit against Rennes in north London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

A 50-year-old man from Brentford has been jailed for 25 years for two knife attacks



Vladimer Rutkovskis has been told he’ll have to serve at least 11 years of that sentence.

He carried out his first attack on a member of staff at a recruitment agency in Ealing last March.

Two weeks later, he carried out another stabbing at a building site in Horley, with no obvious motive.

Rutkovskis attempted to flee from the scene in his delivery van but was stopped by other workmen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

England have made four changes to their team for Saturday's final rugby union Six Nations match with Scotland at Twickenham.

Jack Nowell comes in for Joe Cokanasiga on the wing, while Henry Slade replaces Ben Teo'o.

Ben Moon and Mark Wilson step in for fellow forwards Ellis Genge and Brad Shields, who started against Italy last weekend.

Victory for England could see them clinch the title, if Ireland beat Wales beforehand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

#Kingston based @ManAndBoyUK talks to Jackie News about the importance of male role models

Man and Boy has a team of facilitators, volunteers and management team who are passionate about fatherhood and the positive impact male role models can have on the boys growing up around us.

Members of the team have a wealth of experience having led camps for dads and children for over 20 years.

All staff and volunteers are carefully vetted and have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

Charity founder Trevor Quy and volunteer Tim explain what it's all about.



Meanwhile, the number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons has hit its highest level in nearly a decade.

Last year more than 21,000 offences resulted in a conviction or caution in England and Wales.

One in five of the culprits was aged under 18.

To get involved with Man and Boy, call 07894 084234 or email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Judy Murray's hoping her plans for a new tennis complex near Dunblane will help to capitalise on the success of her sons.

She feels Britain's governing body, the Lawn Tennis Association, has not done enough on the back of the achievements of Andy and Jamie.

Simon Timson is performance director at the Roehampton based LTA.

He says they're opening two new national academies themselves, at Loughborough and Stirling, in September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

It looks like Kingston Council is closing Shopmobility.

The scheme provides short-term hire of wheelchairs and scooters to help people get around the shops in the town centre.

Staff say they are being made redundant at the end of the month.

Debra Wise, whose mum uses the service, says confusion surrounding its opening days has made it unreliable.



We’re awaiting a statement from Kingston Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Sean Maitland's been recalled in one of six changes for Scotland's final rugby union Six Nations clash with England on Saturday.

Maitland, Hamish Watson, Sam Skinner, Ben Toolis, Sam Johnson and Byron McGuigan are the fresh faces from last weekend's defeat to Wales.

Three of the changes are enforced, with Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Jamie Ritchie injured.

Scotland are going for their first win at Twickenham since 1983.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

March the 24th marks the 75th anniversary of World War II’s real life Great Escape

76 allied soldiers tunneled out of their German prisoner of war camp causing mass disruption to the enemy’s war effort.

50 were shot dead and 23 were returned to the Stalag.

Air Commodore Charles Clarke was one of just three who made it home to Richmond.



On March the 24th, Dan Snow will host a special live programme from the Hammermsith Apollo which is being broadcast to more than 350 UK cinemas before a special screening of the film on a 45ft screen.

The actual Triumph motorbike from the film will be there too, as well as one of the stunt riders who is now 87 and coming from New Zealand for the anniversary; he hasn’t seen the bike since 1963.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Leatherhead based charity talks to Radio Jackie about the warning signs of trafficking

It’s an horrific issue and one not many people know could be happening in “their own backyard.”

Human trafficking.

Leatherhead based charity “It’s a Penalty” is trying to raise awareness of the fact anyone can fall victim.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, how much money you have, your ethnicity or religion.

The charity’s CEO, Sarah de Carvalho, explains just how easy it is to fall victim to this type of crime and how you can spot the signs.



To find out more about the charity, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi has been called-up to England's Under-21 squad for the first time.

The 18-year-old winger, who was the subject of strong interest from Bayern Munich in January, comes in for upcoming friendlies with Poland and Germany.

There's a recall for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury.

Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also included - after missing out on a place in the seniors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Two-time Olympic champion James Cracknell will become the oldest person to compete in the Boat Race after being selected by Cambridge.

The 46-year-old who lives in Chiswick is studying for a philosophy degree at the university.

He was also offered a place by their rivals Oxford.

Cracknell, who won gold at the 2000 and 2004 Games, will ride in the classic race from Putney to Mortlake next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A missing dog has brought a community in Runnymede together in an extensive search for him.

The cross-breed Jack Russel and Pug called “Jug” went missing in Ottershaw last Friday at 2am, and it’s thought he was hit by a car.

After posting he was missing on the Lost Dogs Surrey FB page and on Surrey Dog Owners the owners received a huge amount of support.

Cameras and drones have been installed and implemented across the area
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Croydon will see a regeneration of the heart of the town centre sooner than expected, thanks to a new partnership that has been agreed.

The agreement between the Council and South Bank University is expected to further develop business, culture and learning.

A centre for higher education will come to the borough, which it’s thought will significantly increase learning and training opportunities for people of all ages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Wimbledon’s Conservative MP has rebuffed criticism he’s not listening to his constituents over Brexit

Jackie's Lucy Mayer has been looking at Stephen Hammond's statement.



Mr Hammond's letter to Merton's Lib Dem Deputy Leader Carl Quilliam in full.

Dear Carl,

Thank you for your email of Thursday 7th March regarding a debate on Brexit.

This is the first time you have written to me direct to request this.

I have a constant dialogue with my constituents about Brexit, be it through responding to hundreds of emails and letters each week, or through my regular street stalls. I also meet with constituents individually to discuss Brexit, as one of your Liberal Democrat colleagues on Merton Council will testify. This came after one of your local Liberal Democrat activists incorrectly tweeted that I do not meet constituents in this way.

Furthermore, my website is one of the most regularly and comprehensively updated out of all Members of Parliament with my views and news on Brexit, this content is highlighted on social media and via my community email and I always welcome and invite comments on this. That is to ensure my constituents are always fully informed of my work and views. All this information is found at https://www.stephenhammond.net/Brexit

There can be no argument that my position on Brexit is not public and that I do not engage with my constituents on the matter. Therefore I do not see what a debate, which in reality is aimed at raising the profile of local Liberal Democrats, would achieve.

You state that your motivation to request such a debate is so that I can have a “bold and open conversation” with my constituents. This is exactly what I do week in, week out and is what will continue to do.

Finally, I do not agree with you that my position on a “hard-Brexit” has changed since the election, as I pointed out in my letter to you prior to Christmas. One only needs to read my January Brexit update in which I advocate “a Single Market and Customs Union style solution” to see that.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,
Stephen Hammond MP
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

The rail regulator has fined Govia Thameslink £5-million over the introduction of a new timetable last year.

The Office of Rail and Road says the company failed to provide accurate and timely information to passengers.

It also blamed internal communication, which left station staff struggling to help.

The company runs Southern trains.

Passengers using the likes of Croydon, Sutton and Epsom stations faced weeks of disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

81% of people in Sutton who have taken part in a new scheme say it helped them change their travel behaviour.

327 people signed up to the council sponsored project between July and December last year in a bid to reduce car use and improve air quality.

The scheme offered rewards for walking, cycling, and running, taking the bus or even scooting

People walked a total of 16,000 miles and half of those who took part said they would alter their travel arrangements forever.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has labelled his Europa League opponent’s pitch a “disaster”.

The Blues take on Dynamo Kiev in the second-leg last-16 match in Ukraine this evening.

Sarri has said the pitch at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev is dangerous and it will be hard to play good football on.

The West London side go into the match with a 3-0 lead from the first game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police are appealing for help finding a missing girl with links to Hounslow.


16 year old Sha’re Phillips was last seen in Horley last Thursday afternoon.

But the police say the teenager is likely to be travelling by foot or train.

She was last seen wearing a grey top and black jeggings, and you can see a photo of her below.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

F1 team McLaren have paid tribute to Charlie Whiting.

The head of Formula 1’s governing body FIA has died aged 66.

The Briton passed away after suffering a pulmonary embolism on Wednesday morning in Melbourne.

He was due to start and referee the season opening race in Australia this weekend.

Woking based McLaren have said he will be remembered as “one of the giants of the sport”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

QPR were beaten 2-1 by Rotherham after conceding a goal in injury time.

Semi Ajayi scored a brace for the Millers to earn them their first away win of the season at Loftus Road.

The Hoops thought they had rescued a point when Bright Osayi-Samuel grabbed an equaliser in the 85th minute.

But Steve McClaren’s team couldn’t hold out.

QPR now lie in 18th, 7 points above the drop zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

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