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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Blood donors are needed in London


Blood stocks in London are dangerously low and the NHS is appealing for donors.

O negative donors are particularly needed as there is only a two day supply in reserve.

This is the lowest level of blood supplies for three years.

Donors can make an appointment to give blood by calling 0300 123 23 23 .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 am  

Wandsworth tackles anti social behaviour

Wandsworth Council has given the police powers to deal with anti-social behaviour around Battersea High Street under a public spaces protection order.

This prohibits drinking alcohol in a public place, being abusive, aggressive or threatening or leaving litter.

People who breach the order could be arrested or prosecuted or receive a fixed penalty fine of £100.

The order was made following complaints from residents and businesses. It will stay in effect for three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

A Petiton is launched against plans for new leisure centre in Staines

An online petition opposing Spelthorne Council’s plans to build a new leisure centre in Commercial Park in Staines has received more than 36 hundred signatures.

The Council wants to demolish the existing centre and move it to the green space.

The consultation on its proposal ends on Monday.

Opponents say the scheme will take away open space and free leisure facilities such as a bowling green and tennis courts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 am  

Friday, 20 July 2018

A special outdoor screening of War Horse will take place in Woking in September

Gordon’s School will play host to the military themed event in aid of
The Armed Forces Charity, SSAFA.

The film, which was adapted from a hit stage show, follows the life of thoroughbred Joey during the First World War.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP speaks out in Parliament against rail-chaos

During an Urgent Question in Parliament this week, the MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, said “Our railways are in crisis and the government’s blasé attitude isn’t helping anyone.”

He also criticised the Transport Secretary, and neighbouring Epsom MP, Chris Grayling, saying he is “passing the buck.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Surrey Police have seized £1.2m worth of Bitcoin from a gang member's home in Cobham, where he was growing cannabis

Here's Luke Williams with the details:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Sutton Council is taking over the Healthy Child Programme

The Royal Marsden will no longer run Sutton’s Healthy Child Programme.

The Council has decided to take the reins.

The service provides health visitors and school nurses amongst other initiatives.

The move is part of a wider plan to bring all of the borough’s health services together to make them “more efficient.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 pm  

Mayor of Merton officially opens new sensory library in Morden



From magical forest seating and grass carpets to paintings of beloved book characters, children across Merton can now immerse themselves in the wonderful world of make-believe thanks to the Council’s new sensory library.

The children’s sensory library was officially opened by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Mary Curtin, yesterday.

The first of its kind in the borough, Morden Library has transformed its children’s area into a space that appeals to the senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing, all helping to improve communication skills whilst encouraging reading and giving children somewhere fun to learn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Richmond’s Libraries team has been recognised for its delivery of the borough’s Cityread Festival in May

Its been celebrated at the first annual Cityread awards.

Judges noted the programme of festival events, including a talk with novelist Jessie Burton, who penned “The Miniaturist.”

Members of the team were also honoured as ‘stars of Cityread’ for their efforts in organising, running and promoting it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Croydon Council won’t have to go to court if it wants to remove traveller camps

It’s secured a high court injunction following 16 such encampments on borough land in the last three months alone.

The three-month injunction covers more than 200 of the area’s parks, open spaces and council lands, and 11 highways.

The Council argued at the High Court that the cost of clearing large scale fly tipping and damage is just too much.

Meanwhile, a group of travellers who set up on Ham Common yesterday, with 22 caravans, has moved on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Somerset have signed West Indies international Jerome Taylor for the rest of their T20 Blast cricket campaign

The fast bowler will play in their final few group matches starting with next Friday's clash with Surrey at The Oval.

He's also available for the knockout stages if they get that far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Vans and trucks making deliveries to businesses are to be targeted in a radical move by five London boroughs to tackle air pollution

Kensington and Chelsea Council is joining forces with Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham and Hammersmith & Fulham.

They want to make business deliveries more efficient in order to reduce harmful emissions.

In London approximately 50% of air pollution stems from road transport and a third of this is estimated to come from freight vehicles.

Clean Air Villages are being established at ten air quality hot spots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

This year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will feature a trio of TV presenters who are more used to announcing the news than making it



The BBC Breakfast duo of Louise Minchin and Naga Munchetty and Sky News’s Dermot Murnaghan are three of the best-known presenters in the country.

But the trio will swap the TV studios for the open roads next weekend when they take on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Among the other famous faces taking part in the sportive are Sophie Faldo, who won last year’s Great British Bake Off, pop singer Lemar, who appeared in Dancing on Ice this year, and former EastEnders actor Sam Attwater.

Sports stars riding the mass participation event include rugby union World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson and his former England team-mate Rory Underwood, and Olympic gold medal-winning 400m hurdler Sally Gunnell.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will see 25,000 amateur cyclists start at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ride through London and out to the Surrey Hills of Leith Hill and Box Hill before coming back into London and an iconic finish on The Mall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Work to remove the nuisance Oak Processionary Moth in Hounslow is underway

Over the next two months, trained experts will be removing the nest infestations from several oak trees in the borough.

The Caterpillars are covered in long hairs containing a toxic substance which can cause itchy rashes as well as eye and throat irritations.

Those who spot them or their nests is asked to report it to the Forestry Commission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Sutton fire not related to cladding on building



Sutton Council bosses say a fire at a high rise this morning was nothing to do with the building’s cladding.

No one was injured after the blaze broke out on the 5th floor of Chaucer House and it’s hoped residents will be able to return to their homes tonight.

A sprinkler system within the block activated and prevented the fire from spreading from the one flat.

The Leader of Sutton Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, is at Chaucer House speaking to residents affected by the fire earlier this morning.

Cllr Dombey said: "Thankfully there were no injuries and the fire was contained to one flat and did not spread. The sprinkler system worked very effectively to contain the fire.

"Our huge thanks to the fire brigade and emergency services for their rapid response.

"A meeting was held earlier this afternoon with representatives of London Fire Bridge and Sutton Housing Partnership in order to reassure residents and provide support.

"We are hoping that everyone will be back into their properties later, but are preparing temporary accommodation and general assistance for a small number of residents.

"Fire investigators are working to establish the cause of the blaze but it was not related in any way to the cladding system."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Travellers have set up camp on Ham Common

**Updated: they have now moved on**



They arrived late last night and have already been served notice by Richmond Council.

There are 22 caravans, other vehicles and dogs at the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Wimbledon Police station " to stay open"



The High Court has today quashed the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to close Wimbledon Police Station.

It's after Professor Paul Kohler launched a Judicial Review into his plans to close over 30 stations London wide in order to save money.

Although Mr Kohler wasn't successful in halting the other station closures, the High Court Judge said Wimbledon should stay open.

Mr Kohler was left with severe facial injuries after he was attacked inside his own home in 2014.

He says it was only because the police were so close that his life was saved.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons comments: “Overall we are pleased with the judgement and happy that we can now continue our wider transformation programme – acknowledging that the decision regarding Wimbledon Police Station requires some reconsideration by the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime.

"We maintain that the changes to local policing in London, which followed the consultation were, and remain, necessary to secure an effective and efficient police service across London within our available resources.

"Our research showed that many front counters were inefficient and little used while our online crime reporting continues to grow, with 50 per cent more crimes being reported online than in all the front counters we previously operated and with the overwhelming majority of reports being made over the telephone.

"We remain committed to one 24/7 front counter in every borough and the money saved by closing the least used counters is being invested to maintain front-line services including neighbourhood officers and emergency response.

"We always recognised that many would be disappointed to lose their front counters, but they can be reassured that police were never retreating from their communities - we have more dedicated ward officers and, more often than not, the officers who respond to emergency calls are deployed while they are on patrol rather than from a police station."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Carshalton based singer hoping to take the music world by storm with her new single

A singer from Carshalton is hoping to take the music world by storm.

The power in Gemma Dee’s voice has been likened to that of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.

The 33 year old’s single “Heart’s on Fire” is a step away from the power ballads she’s used to.

Gemma explains when she first realised she had a voice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

A man has been convicted of voyeurism offences which he committed over a period of 12 years

51 year old Darren Johnson from Manor Fields in Putney pleaded guilty to 5 accounts at Kingston Crown Court.

Johnson watched and captured images of females in leisure centre changing rooms and toilets in Putney and Earlsfield.

He will be sentenced at the same court on Tuesday 28th August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

A new children’s home is to open in Wandsworth to provide a safe and welcoming home for young people

A new children’s home is to open in Wandsworth to provide a safe and welcoming home for young people.

Luminouse House is part of a wider plan to meet the needs of an increasing number of looked-after adolescents.

As part of the package the council will pay the council tax of care leavers up to the age of 21, wherever they choose to live.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

A professor from Wimbledon will find out today if he has won his bid to stop London’s police station closures.

A professor from Wimbledon will find out today if he has won his bid to stop London’s police station closures.

Paul Kohler launched the High Court challenge to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans after he was savagely beaten in his own home.

He believes he only survived the attack in 2014 because officers at the nearby police station were so close by.



Sadiq Khan is closing 27 stations London wide in a bid to save over £100 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Brexit secretary and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab says he will meet Michel Barnier throughout August to "intensify" talks.

Brexit secretary and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab says he will meet Michel Barnier throughout August to "intensify" talks.

Raab says his first meeting with the EU's chief negotiator in Brussels had been "constructive" yesterday.

The meeting was in light of the International Monetary Fund’s concern that EU countries will suffer economic damage if the UK leaves without a trade deal. N

Both the UK and EU are stepping up preparations for a "no deal" Brexit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Sir David Attenborough has launched this year’s Big Butterfly Count at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.

Sir David Attenborough has launched this year’s Big Butterfly Count at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.


Butterfly numbers are declining and last year was mostly bad for them because of the wet weather.

However this year has been much drier and hotter so butterfly numbers are expected to bounce a bit.

David Attenborough says

“Taking part in the Big Butterfly Count is good for butterflies and it is also good for us all. The Count is good for butterflies because your sightings will tell us which species need help and in which areas we need to help them.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Croydon Council is launching a Youth Summit to bring children together to share their views on knife crime.

Croydon Council is launching a Youth Summit to bring children together to share their views on knife crime.

20 young people and Croydon Council are aiming to give teenagers a voice and help them make positive choices.

The event tomorrow will be at the BRIT School.

Among the guest speakers is Tony Newman- the Croydon Council leader as well as MP for North Croydon Steve Reed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Hounslow Council is teaming up with a Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure the delivery of home care to residents in their homes.

Hounslow Council is teaming up with a Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure the delivery of home care to residents in their homes.

By working in partnership, the new contract will provide further integration between health and social care.

The council has also mandated the London Living Wage within the contract which is a welcomed boost for care workers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

400 people will march for Prostate Cancer awareness on Sunday.

400 people will march for Prostate Cancer awareness on Sunday.

They’re going to walk four different routes including Sutton to Wembley.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime according to Cancer research UK.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Hersham Village Hall to be demolished

Hersham Village Hall and centre are to be demolished, despite undergoing a quarter of a million pound revamp last year.

Elmbridge Borough Council says the extra £500, 000 needed to maintain the buildings cannot be justified.

The authority says it will now be seeking views on a complete redevelopment of the sites.

Councillors say it’s a good chance to bring together health and leisure facilities under one roof as well as possible new homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

Thursday, 19 July 2018

A Banstead drug dealer has been sentenced to over 3 years

A drug dealer from Banstead who crashed into a police car while attempting to escape has been jailed.

30 year old Ross Locke was sentenced yesterday to over 3 years in jail for dealing Class A drugs and dangerous driving.

In April, police saw him selling drugs in Sutton, and while they were pursuing him, he rammed his van into a brand new police car.

After his arrest, police found £5,000 worth of narcotics in his home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

London’s Mayor says MPs who voted for Heathrow expansion have got it “wrong”

The controversial expansion is being actively fought by Sadiq Khan.

He’s joined the likes of Richmond Council and Greenpeace in forcing a judicial review.

Mr Khan was speaking to Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 pm  

Death at Clapham Junction confirmed as not suspicious

Police investigating a death at Clapham Junction yesterday afternoon say it is not suspicious.

Police were called to the station at 3 o’clock following reports of a person being struck by a train.

Officers say they are working to try and identify the victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Croydon police are searching for a missing woman



Police are looking for a missing woman from Croydon following concerns for her welfare.

27 year old Tracey Okelo was last seen on Tuesday and has links to Tottenham, Wandsworth, and Surbiton.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Chelsea's new kit is the most expensive in London

Premier League clubs are unveiling their new kits - and for the first time the average cost of a strip is more than £100.

Chelsea’s official store is charging fans the most of any London club - just under £170 for the ‘elite’ kit.

Crystal Palace’s strip is the cheapest in the capital at just under 8£8.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Kingston needs to be saved from going bust

That’s according to the new Lib Dem administration which has taken over from the Conservatives.

Lib Dem leader of Kingston council Liz Green says the authority’s finances have been left in a mess.

She says they are working hard to prevent the council going bankrupt as Northamptonshire County Council has effectively gone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Comcast says it's no longer interested in buying Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, and will instead focusing on trying to takeover Sky

Disney's also interested in the British pay-TV operator, but first wants to buy Fox which is a majority shareholder.

The UK's already given approval for both US firms to takeover Osterley based Sky.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Police have released a desperate 999 call made by a young girl in Esher after her father threatened to pour petrol over the family home.



40 year old Daniel Dare (pictured) has been jailed for 6 years following the incident last August.

He had already been under a restraining order when he tried to get into the house of his ex-partner and daughter.

He poured petrol over a boat stationed outside the house, before attempting to light a cigarette.

He was arrested after a 6 hour stand-off outside the property.

**Warning: distressing content**

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

The MP for Croydon Central is calling for a dedicated government unit to target violence within communities.

Figures released today show that there are record numbers of knife crime in England and Wales.

Offences involving blades were up 16% in the last year, and there were 701 homicides; a 12% rise.

Sarah Jones MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime, said:

“It’s official, knife crime is at the highest level on record. The proportion of murders involving a knife has jumped from 30 to 40 percent, and across the country young people are living with fear and trauma. Today’s figures confirm that this is a public health emergency.

“The argument is being made by politicians of all sides, by campaigners, youth workers and other frontline professionals. We don’t need more reviews from Government, we need concrete action. We need a dedicated unit in Government to work across departments to cure the growing epidemic of violence in our communities.

“The roots of this problem spread far and wide. It’s no coincidence that annual school exclusion figures released today also show a huge rise. Increasing numbers of children are being marginalised and unsupported and we need drastic action to turn this around.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Two men from Hounslow have been jailed for stabbing and beating man to death following night out



Two men who violently and fatally assaulted a young father on a night out days before Christmas, have been jailed for his murder.

35 year old Sebastian Szalski was sentenced to life-imprisonment to serve a minimum of 30 years and 19 year old Darusz Badek was sentenced to life-imprisonment to serve a minimum of 25 years.

They were both found guilty of the murder of 36-year-old Sukhijit Dhariwal.

The court heard that on the 21st of December, Mr Dhariwal returned home from work and spent the early part of the evening at a pub in Albion Road in Hounslow, with two friends.

He then moved on to another bar in Hounslow High Street, leaving there at approximately 1am to head home.

As he was almost at the path to his house, Mr Dhariwal was attacked, the first of three times, by the two defendants.

They struck him and pushed him to the ground before running off.

Around 10 minutes later, the pair returned to issue their second, lengthier attack, much of which was caught on CCTV footage.

The court was shown the footage in which the two violently punched, kicked and stamped on the victim.

They then proceeded to steal some of his possessions, while he lay helplessly on the ground.

After returning home Szalski and Badek made their final attack on the victim, stabbing him repeatedly in the leg, so viciously that they severed an artery.

They ended their attack by assaulting him further.

Mr Dhariwal was found a few minutes later by officers who made efforts to save him, along with paramedics and London's Air Ambulance, but he was pronounced dead at the scene just before 3am.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and multiple stab wounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Esher and Walton MP on his first official assignment as new Brexit Secretary

The EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab have been speaking in Brussels during a brief press conference ahead of their meeting later.

This is what they had to say to the press.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Kingston and Wimbledon Village to lose their Cau restaurants

Every one of the Cau restaurants is to shut after its owner Gaucho went into administration.

The restaurants in Wimbledon Village and the new look Kingston Riverside are two of the eateries going.

540 jobs have also been axed at the chain.

The loss-making part of the firm is being shut down immediately.

But Gaucho-branded sites will remain open while a buyer's found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man who fled the scene of an accident in Egham last year has been handed a suspended sentence

Konstantinos Stengos from Englefield Green pleaded guilty to a number of driving offences surrounding the crash in Wick Lane.

The 19 year old left two seriously injured passengers at the scene.

His 45 year old mother was also sentenced after telling police she had been driving the vehicle at the time to help her son avoid prosecution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

British Airways has apologised for yesterday’s IT meltdown at Heathrow which saw dozens of flights cancelled

The incident yesterday afternoon involved a problem with the "supplier IT system".

An earlier fire alert at the air traffic control tower also added to the problems experienced by passengers.

Some claimed they’d been delayed over 10 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Twickenham school fire



Fire has broken out at a school in Twickenham.

The roof of the Mall School in Hampton Road is alight.

The London Fire Brigade was called just after 1 o’clock.

Around 50 staff and pupils have been evacuated, but there are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Surrey Police has recorded over 18,000 incidents of violent crime in a year

Police forces in England and Wales are being told they need to get better at dealing with hate crime.

It comes after a watchdog warned there needs to be an improvement before we leave the EU.

The smallest crime nationwide was bike theft with just over 1,000 cases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police question man from Epsom over death of pensioner in Woking



Police investigating the death of an elderly woman in Woking have arrested a man from Epsom.

84 year old Joyce Burgess died in hospital three days after being attacked during a burglary at her home on July the 10th.

The man arrested was also questioned over three burglaries in Woking and one in East Surrey over the weekend prior to her death

He’s been released under investigation and officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Kingston Council’s controversial former leader has made it onto the Conservative shortlist for the London Mayoral elections 2020.

Kevin Davis says he’s “delighted to get to the next stage of the London Mayoral race.”

He came under fire for calling a 17 year old constituent an “appalling little child” on Twitter in January.

It’s after sixth form pupil James Giles questioned his relationship with developer CNM estates, the company formally behind Tolworth Tower

Over 2,000 people signed a petition calling for him to resign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

There are fears that a gunman is targeting geese in Leatherhead, after one was found shot dead near the River Mole

A flock of over 30 birds are said to have gone missing from the area in recent weeks.

Furthermore, two geese which flew over the crematorium every day have also disappeared.

That’s despite them being rescued as youngsters last year and refusing to all efforts to return them to the wild.

Boss of the Wildlife Aid Foundation Simon Cowell says that “we fear for our geese” and calls the possibility of attacks “sad”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the number one Acute Trust in the country

That’s according to the National Institute for Health.

Figures show a percentage increase in the number of research studies available for patients to take part in.

More studies mean more patients at Kingston and people in the community have the chance to access new and better treatments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A number of councils are pressing ahead with legal action following the Government’s decision to expand Heathrow

Authorities, including Richmond, have formally notified the Secretary of State for Transport that they intend to seek a judicial review.

They are challenging the Government on the grounds of air quality, climate change, and failing to properly deal with noise.

They also say the Government has misunderstood and misapplied the law on air quality.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Brexit Secretary and MP for Esher Dominic Raab has talks with EU

The UK’s newly appointed Brexit Secretary and MP for Esher will hold his first talks with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels later today.

Dominic Raab’s meeting comes as the European Commission is instructing other EU states to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

The UK is the only European country where life expectancy is getting shorter, the office for National Statistics has revealed.

The UK is the only European country where life expectancy is getting shorter, the office for National Statistics has revealed.

It suggests cuts to the NHS means illnesses are not found soon enough.

The biggest causes for “premature deaths” are cancer, heart disease and stroke, despite these being preventable if caught early enough.

We've spoken to to Rick Shakes, a medical scientist with an interest in cardiovascular disease and exercise physiology.



The approximate number of avoidable deaths in Sutton is 76, followed by Richmond with 75 and Kingston with 64.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Gianfranco Zola has been named as Chelsea's assistant first-team coach

He joins a new look line-up at Stamford Bridge alongside boss Maurizio Sarri who's replaced Antonio Conte.

Zola won four major trophies at the club during a seven-year spell, during which time he scored eighty goals.

He's flown with the team to Australia for their pre-season tour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Three men have been charged in relation to the murder of Scott Wilkinson in Walton in July 2016

They will appear at Staines Magistrates Court today.

Police enquires are still ongoing and are urging anyone with any information to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

People in Sutton are being encouraged to download a free rewards app to help them be more active and travel sustainably in the borough.

People in Sutton are being encouraged to download a free rewards app to help them be more active and travel sustainably in the borough.

It’s part of the council’s Smart Place challenge which aims to use digital technology to raise environmental awareness.

Points can be earned via a smartphone for walking, running, cycling, scooting or taking the bus.

They can be converted to vouchers to spend in shops, restaurants or donated to charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

The National Institute for Health has revealed Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the number one Acute Trust in the country

The National Institute for Health has revealed Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the number one Acute Trust in the country.

Figures show a percentage increase in the number of research studies available for patients to take part in.

More studies mean more patients at Kingston Hospital and people within the community will have the chance to access new and better treatments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Police forces in England and Wales are being told they need to get better at dealing with hate crime.

Police forces in England and Wales are being told they need to get better at dealing with hate crime.

This comes after a watchdog found slow response times, and it warned that there needs to be an improvement before we leave the EU.

Surrey police has revealed from June last year to May this year the highest type of crime is violent crime with over 18 thousand incidents recorded.

The smallest crime was bike theft with just over 1,000 cases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 am  

Computer problems cause cancellations at Heathrow Airport

British Airways had to cancel a number of short haul flights following computer problems at Heathrow Airport.

The company is blaming a "supplier IT system."

Earlier there was a fire alert at Heathrow's air traffic control tower, which led to delays.

It's all been causing confusion and frustration for passengers:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 am  

Fire at a recycling plant in Feltham

Firefighters have been called to a fire at a recycling plant in Feltham.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to Staines road just before 11.30pm last night and the fire was under control just after a quarter to 3 this morning.

A shredding machine and a number of portable generators were destroyed in the fire and half an HGV trailer was damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 am  

Police Release CCTV footage of two men in connection with Clapham robbery



Detectives have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to after a women was robbed of her watch in Clapham.

The 42 year old victim was crossing a road in Caldervale Road with her children when she was approached by two men from behind.

One of the men grabbed her arm and forced her watch from her wrist.

The suspects are black males around 6ft tall between 25 to 30 years old and were wearing black clothing with their hoods up.

You can see pictures of the men on our news feed at radiojackie.com/news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 am  

A commons committee says that the Government’s proposed ban on using combustible materials for new high rise buildings does not go far enough.

The report says any ban should include existing buildings and those under construction. Current proposals only affect new buildings over 18m.

The committee also says the wider use of sprinklers would save lives and added the Government should pay for dangerous cladding to be removed on existing buildings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 am  

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The family of a cyclist killed in Battersea earlier this month has paid tribute to him.

34 year old Shane Murtagh Hammond has been described as a “true leader and inspiration.”

The aspiring artist was the second person to die on London’s roads in the space of a week when the incident happened on July the 9th

Mr Hammond had been returning to his family home in Clapham after a shopping trip when he collided with a lorry.

The driver stopped and wasn’t arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Fire fighters are urging people to be more careful when disposing of cigarettes in grassy areas.

It’s after another fire broke out on Hounslow Heath yesterday afternoon.

Around three hectares of grassland caught fire – that’s roughly the same size as three a football pitches.

Officers were also called to a blaze in a park in Hanworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

The family of a 20 year old courier from Croydon who took his life after a visit from a debt bailiff is calling on MPs for help.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

A number of planes at Heathrow Airport have been disrupted after its control tower was forced to evacuate due to a fire alarm.

Several flights were unable to land or take-off from the airport.

Others were forced to divert to Gatwick and Stansted airports, while some had to return to their original destinations after take-off.

The Airport said the alarm has been investigated, and "operations" have started to resume.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Could one of Richmond’s most beloved restaurants be about to disappear?

It seems chain Gaucho could be the next on the brink of collapse.

About 1,500 jobs are at risk nationwide after it said it intended to appoint administrators.

It’s believed the firm's advisors had been trying to find a buyer for the 38 restaurants in the Gaucho and Cau chains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Detectives investigating the Grenfell fire have carried out three interviews under caution

However, apart from fraud investigations, there haven’t been any arrests so far.

Families and survivors have been told that the block is due to be handed back in early August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A discarded cigarette in a garden planter is believed to be the cause of a roof garden fire in Fulham

The blaze broke out at a sheltered accommodation block of flats in Townmead Road in the early hours.

Around 15 people from neighbouring properties left before the arrival of the Brigade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Judges have ruled in favour of a man who was ordered to pay his ex-wife more maintenance, 16 years after they divorced

The Supreme Court accepted Graham Mills should not have to cover the increased rent for his former wife, Maria.

It overturns a Court of Appeal judgment, which called for Mr Mills' payments to increase by about £340 per month.

Mrs Mills, who now rents a house in Weybridge, has said in the past that she is "not a gold digger."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Four green spaces in Epsom and Ewell have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the best in the world

Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve and Ewell Court Park are just two of the areas awarded recognition throughout the UK.

The international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A leading professor has quit her job at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton after facing multiple accusations of bullying

Nazneen Rahman, who is the head of genetics and epidemiology, was given leave of absence last November.

It’s after a letter signed by 45 current and former employees accused her of “serious recurrent bullying and harassment”.

Of the signatories, 22 claimed to have suffered direct bullying.

Statement from The Institute of Cancer Research.

"We can confirm we received allegations of bullying against a member of our staff. We take any complaints about bullying extremely seriously, and immediately commissioned an independent investigation into the allegations by a respected law firm. The staff member was on leave of absence during this process.

We reviewed the findings of the investigation and discussed them with the staff member. The staff member decided to resign and will be leaving the ICR.

An open and supportive working environment is essential for our work to defeat cancer. We have put in place a series of measures to ensure we respond to allegations as quickly and effectively as possible. These include revising our policy on bullying and harassment, providing an external hotline for reporting of complaints, and effective information sharing within the ICR.

We recognise we could have done more to support those who came to us with concerns and are absolutely committed to learning the lessons. In addition to the changes we have already made, we are reviewing the investigation findings in detail and will be implementing further recommendations in full."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and MP for Epsom is launching the Business Awards for this year.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and MP for Epsom is launching the Business Awards for this year.

The awards will recognise success stories of people within the local area.

To commemorate 100 years since women were given the right to vote and to remember Emily Davison- the suffragette who lost her life in Epsom.

There will be an award for the Best Woman in Business.

One of the prizes will be courtesy of Radio Jackie and you can find more details at

www.epsom businessawards.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Community drivers will now potentially need a new “commercial license” at a cost of £1,000

Community drivers will now potentially need a new “commercial license” at a cost of £1,000

If the Department for Transport puts this into effect tens of thousands of people across the UK could lose essential community transport services.

AGE UK has shown many older people rely on this community service to have a LIFELINE to the outside world.

Rose McKearney is Campaigns Manager at AGE UK who works for many key issues that affect the lives of older people.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

A woman was robbed in Clapham and police would like to identify 2 men who appeared on CCTV footage

A woman has had her engagement stolen in a daylight robbery in an affluent area of Clapham.

Police were called on Tuesday to Abbeville Road just before 5.30pm.

The victim, who had been walking with her two young children and dog, after had been attacked from behind.

The two male suspects forced the ring from her finger, causing her minor injuries, and then left the scene.

The suspects are described as black men, about 6ft tall, aged 25 to 30 years old. Both wore black or dark clothing with their hoods up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

GEMS Twickenham Primary Academy has been rated ‘outstanding’ after its first full Ofsted inspection.

GEMS Twickenham Primary Academy has been rated ‘outstanding’ after its first full Ofsted inspection.

The report ranked the school ‘outstanding’ in all categories, including quality of teaching and personal development.

The 2-form entry primary school in Twickenham Green opened in 2015 and has 140 pupils on roll in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

The academy will be at full capacity in 3 years' time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Heathrow is planning to create 25,000 parking spaces in Stanwell as part of expansion plans for the third runway.

Heathrow is planning to create 25,000 parking spaces in Stanwell as part of expansion plans for the third runway.

The proposals include taxi feeds, rentals, and 100 spaces for lorries.

Seven days of parking currently costs over £160, making it the most expensive airport in the world, with profits of over £100m last year.

The council has called the proposal “overwhelming” and could “decimate the community”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

World Cup boosts Heathrow passenger numbers

Heathrow Airport has revealed that the World Cup helped boost passenger numbers.

The total number of passengers passing through the airport, which recently got government backing for a new runway, rose 5.4% to more than 7 million in June.

Gatwick also revealed growth with customer numbers up 2.2% last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 am  

Kinston pupils win inter-borough cricket competition

A team of local children from state schools in Kingston have won the first ever inter-borough school cricket tournament.

Teams played ten twenty20 matches over five weeks with Kingston emerging winners just a point clear of runners-up Elmbridge.

The competition was launched by Epson based coach Darren Talbot who runs the national Twenty20 Cricket Academy.

Trials for next year’s borough teams will take place throughout the summer and all the details are on Twenty20 Cricket Academy’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am  

Demand grows for Chelsea's Hazard

Former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf says Eden Hazard would fit into any team in the world.

The Chelsea winger has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Seedorf says a great World Cup has only increased Hazard’s stock.



Meanwhile Chelsea have granted Hazard and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois a three week holiday after the World Cup as both consider their future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Fulham owner's Wembley Stadium bid to be discussed

The future of Wembley Stadium will be discussed at a Department of Culture, Media and Sport evidence session this afternoon.

Fulham and NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan's made an offer to buy England's national stadium from the Football Association for around 800-million-pounds.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn and others who oppose the move are among those who'll give their views.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 am  

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Four green spaces in Epsom and Ewell have been recognised as some of the best in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme

The awarded parks are Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve, Ewell Court Park, Alexandra Recreation Ground and Rosebery Park.

Councillor Barry Nash says the Green Flag Awards act as a testimony to the hard work and dedication put into maintaining the parks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 pm  

Police are appealing for the witnesses following a fight in Weybridge

It happened outside the Red Bar on Saturday 14th July at around 11pm.

One of the men suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital where he was later released.

A 24-year-old man from Ashford was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and has since been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 pm  

Fire broke out at a warehouse with offices above it in Wandsworth

A security guard completing external checks on the property on Haldane Place saw smoke coming from the second floor windows.

8 sprinkler heads went off in the room of origin and helped contain the blaze.

The cause of the fire is believed to have been sunlight reflecting off mirrors onto an unknown flammable item, possibly window blinds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

New QPR signing

Goalkeeper Joe Lumley has signed a new three year deal with QPR.

The 23 year old was on loan to Blackpool, where he made 18 appearances with 9 clean sheets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

Two men are appearing in court following a double fatal collision in Ashford

Carl Morris, from Sunbury and Stuart Lewis, from Hersham, both 33, are both accused of causing death by dangerous driving.

87 year-old Neil Swann was driving on the Kingston road when the collision happened and died later in hospital.

His wife 88 year-old Evelyn was pronounced dead at the scene.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

The curator of a film festival in Virginia Water says he wants to create bonds between communities through the films

The Link International Film Festival takes place this weekend, and features films from around 30 countries.

Founder Naser Shillova says that despite the films coming from so far apart in the world, there’s still common threads between what he’s chosen.



It takes place between Friday and Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Sutton's Poundworld will be closed under new plans by administrators

Another 40 Poundworld stores are going to close.

More than 530 jobs will be lost at the failed bargain retailer, when they shut exactly a week today.

It adds to 100 other Poundworld closures announced earlier this month.

Administrators say talks with interested parties for the potential sale of "part, or parts of the remaining business" are still ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Kingston Council will debate later whether or not to award refunds to people fined using the controversial Surbiton Crescent

Lib Dem Councillor Liz Green has publically said that no-one will be getting their money back.

However, a deputation by the Kingston Independent Residents Group means it has been put on the agenda for tonight’s meeting.

A statement by the now Lib Dem run council says the £3.6m raised has already been spent by the previous Conservative administration.

Around 46,000 drivers were fined as a result of the scheme during its six month trial period last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Streatham's Chuka Umunna has called for a public inquiry into the official Brexit campaign

Vote Leave has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law following an investigation into spending ahead of the EU referendum.

The group says the report contains 'a number of false accusations'.

The remainer Labour MP claims his Brexit opponents think they're above the law.



But there's anger on both sides of the Commons - here's Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

The Kingston Conservatives have hit out at plans to build 950 homes in Tolworth

The Lib Dem Council approved the plans for the old Toby Jug site last Wednesday.

That’s despite them rejecting plans for 705 homes when the Conservatives were running the council, on the basis of the development being too big.

The Tories have called the approval hypocritical.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Four arrests in connection with Walton murder inquiry

Police have arrested four people in connection with a murder inquiry in Walton.

Police discovered the body of the 48-year-old Scott Wilkinson in the river in July 2016.

An 18 year old and 19 year old from West Molesey and a 23 year old from Sunbury have all been arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to rob and theft of a motorcycle.

A 46-year-old man from Sunbury has also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A fire at a level crossing of Strawberry Hill Station is causing chaos this morning.

A fire at a level crossing of Strawberry Hill Station is causing chaos this morning.

The fire has now been put out

However disruption is expected to continue until midday and the trains may also be delayed or cancelled.

Passengers are being advised to take alternative routes.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

The National Education Union says teachers banded from classrooms may try to find work as private tutors.

The National Education Union says teachers banded from classrooms may try to find work as private tutors.

Research by the Sutton Trust charity suggests the number of children in England and Wales who received tuition has doubled in a decade.

The UK's biggest teaching union has called for all private home tutors to face criminal record checks before being allowed to work with children.

The government supports this by saying parents could carry out a range of checks on tutor before they are hired.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Following the jailing of 49 year old Paul Hayward for a number of burglary’s committed in Horley and Lingfield.

Following the jailing of 49 year old Paul Hayward for a number of burglary’s committed in Horley and Lingfield.

Homeowners are being urged to take on board crime prevention advice.

Hayward entered the first property via an unlocked back door and the second by using a spade from an unlocked shed to force open a window frame.

The 49-year-old was arrested and charged having been identified and tracked down through CCTV.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

By the end of the next financial year research shows we will be burning more waste than we recycle.

By the end of the next financial year research shows we will be burning more waste than we recycle.

Henry Riley Reports.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Croydon Council considers rising some parking charges

Croydon Council is looking at reviewing parking fees in the borough while maintaining the current free parking bays on offer.

The fee for a first resident’s parking permit and the same 11 short-stay free parking bays will remain as per.

Councillor Stuart King warns that some charges may rise by a small amount in order to ensure spaces are available in the town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  



Mole Valley Council are encouraging people to report sightings of a caterpillar that was accidentally introduced to England 13 years ago.

The Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar can devastate trees, leaving them vulnerable to other threats.

Public Health England has also advised not to touch them, as their long white hairs can cause skin irritation and asthma.

You can find pictures of the insect and its nest on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

If you see them, contact the Forestry Commission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am  

Former model from Chelsea found dead at her multi-million pound home

Former model, Annabelle Neilson has been found dead at her Chelsea home.

The ex-wife of millionaire banker Nat Rothschild has died aged 49.

She was best friends with fashion designer Alexander McQueen and close to Kate Moss.

Police were called to her multi-million pound home in the early hours and say her death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

New study found gun crime on the rise around Brixton and in Lambeth

A study by the Royal College of Surgeons into gunshot admissions in London has highlighted the need to tackle poverty to end violent crime.

King’s College Hospital in Brixton treated more than 180 shooting victims in seven years.

The report, Shooting Up?, Found that more than 70% of the 182 casualties it treated were shot within a 2.5 mile radius of King’s College, mostly in deprived parts of Lambeth and Southwark.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

Monday, 16 July 2018

A 12-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a motorcycle in Sunbury

It happened at around 6.20pm in Grovely Road near the junction with Oak Hall Drive.

It’s believed the motorcyclist was treated for minor injuries.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 pm  

A man from Mitcham has been jailed for sexually abusing three children under the age of 13



Meekumar Issory was arrested in November 2017 for a number of offences including exposure and possession of indecent images.

The 74-year-old was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court to a total of eight years and nine months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Surrey police are appealing for help in locating a wanted man from Reading

26 year old Michael Barter is wanted on warrant for assault, threats to kill, criminal damage and trespass.

He failed to turn up to his appointment today and police say they need to locate him.

He’s white, around 5 foot 6, slim with short brown hair and has links to Woking and also Camberley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for 3 years for burglary

49 year old Paul Hayward raided homes in Horley and Lingfield in May stealing jewellery and cash.

At one house he used a spade from an unlocked shed to force open a window frame.

He was identified and tracked down through CCTV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Plans to turn a derelict pub in Worcester Park into a hotel are being shown to the public

The Worcester Park Tavern has been out of use since 2012, and year after its closure, was reportedly going to be turned into a mosque

However, it was purchased by a hotel developer in early 2017.

The proposal will be on display at Manor Park Hall between 4 and 8 today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has thanked fans for their "amazing" support, saying they'll always stay in his heart

The Italian was sacked last week - and replaced by Maurizio Sarri.

Conte's also praised the players and his "friends" at the club for helping him win the Premier League and FA Cup during his two seasons in charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A 19 year old from Sutton has been jailed for 23 months for a series of driving offences and also ABH

Last month police chased a suspected stolen vehicle along the Godstone Bypass, after it had been linked to a burglary in Oxted eight days before.

Ramone Kidd pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving while unfit through drink / drugs and ABH.

In car video footage shows Kidd driving forward in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to knock the officers over a barrier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Two horseriders were thrown from their horses after an incident with a motorcycle in Claygate

The motorcyclist didn’t stop after the incident last Saturday in Stevens Lane.

Neither of the riders were seriously injured, but police are keen to establish what happened.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Surrey Police Anti-Social-Behaviour week has started

This week is anti-social behaviour week which highlights the work Surrey police do to protect people and the communities.

Since last July Surrey police have issued 26 Criminal behaviour orders

34 premises associated with anti-social behaviour have been closed or had their access restricted.

This week Surrey Police will launch their “Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Awards 2018”

This will look to recognise and commend activity, individuals or teams who have gone the extra mile in tackling anti-social behaviour.

If you want to nominate a person or team you can email Surrey Police and the address can be found on our website.

([email protected])
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Trading standards officers and sniffer dogs discovered nearly 700 packets of illegal cigarettes at 3 properties in West Croydon and Thornton Heath.

Trading standards officers and sniffer dogs discovered nearly 700 packets of illegal cigarettes at 3 properties in West Croydon and Thornton Heath.

The independent shops that sold the cigarettes at £10 each are now under investigation by Croydon trading standards.

The fake cigarettes are worth around 7,000 pounds and have now been seized.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Firefighters tackled a grass fire the size of 4 football pitches near Heathrow Airport.

Firefighters tackled a grass fire the size of 4 football pitches near Heathrow Airport.

The fire broke out across 4 hectares of grass in Feltham at 4pm on Saturday and burned for almost four hours

It took nearly 100 firemen and 15 fire engines to get the blaze under control by just after half past nine that same evening.

London Fire Brigade said the long stretch of dry weather was the probable cause of the fire.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

France beat Croatia last night 4-2 in the World Cup Final last night

France beat Croatia last night 4-2 in the World Cup Final last night.

Winston Lo reports from Moscow



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

91% of Thames Water consumers are unaware or think they use less than the average of water per day which is 140 litres.

91% of Thames Water consumers are unaware or think they use less than the average of water per day which is 140 litres.

New research by the firm reveals 22% wash dishes under running taps and 25% still use a hose to water plants.

Andrew Tucker is the water efficiency manager at Thames Water and tells us how leaky loos can be a major contributor to water bills


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Justine Greening has called for a second referendum, calling the prime minister's Brexit deal a "fudge".

Justine Greening has called for a second referendum, calling the prime minister's Brexit deal a "fudge".

Writing in The Times, the former education secretary and MP for Putney Justine Greening described Theresa May's proposals as "the worst of both worlds".

Ms Greening, who resigned in January, said a 2nd referendum should offer a first and second preference vote so that a consensus can be reached.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

The murderer of Milly Dowler, from Walton-on-Thames could be entitled to new compensation from the tax payer

The murderer of Milly Dowler, from Walton-on-Thames could be entitled to new compensation from the tax payer.

50 year old killer Levi Bellfield was attacked in a communal kitchen at HMP Frankland in Co Durham prison by Albert Willett.

Bellfield has previously been awarded 4,500 pounds when he was last attacked in 2009.

HMP Frankland said it could not comment on individuals
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Kingston French national football World Cup reaction

In reaction to France sealing a victory in the final last night we hear from a French National who lives in Kingston Morgan Carreria

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Reigate Priory remain on course for title
Reigate Priory remain in the running for the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division title despite a close 22 run loss to Osterley 2000 on the weekend.

Osterley took first strike at Coombe Lane and scored 258.

The men from Reigate were then restricted to 236 for 8.

There were also wins for Balham & Tooting and Sutton Challengers.

In Division One London Gymkhana stay top despite their 3 wicket loss to Raynes Park Former Pupils at the King George’s Playing Fields in Morden.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Brixton hospital treats high number of gunshot victims

A study by the Royal College of Surgeons into gunshot admissions in London has highlighted the need to tackle poverty to end violent crime.

King’s College Hospital in Brixton treated more than 180 shooting victims in seven years.

The report, Shooting Up?, Found that more than 70% of the 182 casualties it treated were shot within a 2.5 mile radius of King’s College, mostly in deprived parts of Lambeth and Southwark.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Sutton's Jack Draper just misses junior Wimbledon title

Britain’s wait for a first Wimbledon boys’ singles champion since 1962 continues.

Sixteen-year-old Jack Draper from Sutton lost to Taiwan’s Chun Hsin Tseng in three sets in the final.

The top seed won 6-1, 6-7, 6-4.

The last British boy to win Wimbledon juniors was Stanley Matthews, son of the famed England footballer of the same name – all of 39 years before Draper was born.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Britain's Jamie Murray is still in high hopes after losing at Wimbledon earlier

Britain's Jamie Murray has missed out on a third mixed doubles final win at Wimbledon.

He and playing partner Victoria Azarenka lost in straight sets to Alexander Peya and Nicole Melichar.

But Murray says their achievement in going all the way to the title decider shouldn't be underestimated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Kevin Anderson speaks after his defeat in the final at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson's first Wimbledon final ended in a comprehensive defeat to Novak Djokovic.

The South African was fairly easily swept aside in the opening two sets.

He did manage to take his opponent to a tie-break in the third before ultimately losing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Novak Djokovic sealed a fourth Wimbledon singles title after a fairly straightforward victory in the final

The Serbian beat Kevin Anderson in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 on Centre Court.

It'll take the former world number one back into the top 10.

Djokovic says this one means more than most.





Defeat for Anderson continues his search for a first ever Grand Slam title.

It was his first appearance in the All England Club showpiece.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

Chelsea star casts doubt on future

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has admitted that he wants 'something different' as rumours surrounding his future intensify.

The Belgian, who scored for Belgium in their 2-0 over England yesterday, also stated that he already has a 'preferred destination'.

The Chelsea star has been linked with a move to Champions League winners Real Madrid.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 am  

Teenager from Wandsworth found

Wandsworth Police have tweeted that missing teenager Tia Josiah has been found safe and well.

It's after the teenager went missing in Tooting and had not been seen since 12pm on Friday.

Wandsworth Police want to thank the many people who helped including those who retweeted their original tweet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 am  

Update on the Fire in Feltham

Fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters are still tackling a grass fire near Hounslow Urban Farm in Feltham.

Smoke from the fire on Staines Road has travelled close to Heathrow airport - but it is not affecting their operations, though crews say the fire has spread the size of 4 football pitches.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage but a spokeswoman for the fire service says it was likely related to the long stretch of try weather, she claimed that grass fires are 'very unpredictable'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am  

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