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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Jail Term For Woking Sex Offences

A former teacher convicted last month of sexual offences in Woking has been sentenced to six years in prison.

John Lillis from Windsor was found guilty of rape and indecent assault against two boys in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

The 63 year old carried out the attacks at a house near St Dunstan’s Church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Vulnerable Norbury Woman Missing

The missing woman from Norbury has been found.

Francella Campbell who went missing on Thursday afternoon in Green Lane was located earlier today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Hammersmith Apollo Re-Opens

The new look Hammersmith Apollo will reopen to the public today following a huge refurb.

Designed by Robert Cromie in 1932, the entertainment venue was created in an Art Deco style and originally seated over 3,500 people.

The restoration of the grade II listed building included the revival of two marble staircases, previously concealed beneath the stage.

New bars and seats have been installed in the stalls, while the seats in the circle have been raised and reupholstered to improve legroom.

The space for wheelchair users has been doubled in the refurbishment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Richmond Care Services Rated

Adult social service care in Richmond has been voted best in outer London according to service users.

The national survey carried out by all councils in England found 82 % of Richmond users feel they have control over their daily lives,
and 67% are satisfied with the care support they receive.

The report highlights a need for improvements in the borough such as easier access to information about available services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

PC Guilty Of Assault

A dog handler with the Met Police has been found guilty of assault.

PC Kevin Peel was on patrol with his dog on the 17th July 2012 in the Wandsworth Road when he spotted a 15 year old suspect on a bicycle.

The dog detained the suspect, but witnesses saw the PC kick the teenager in the throat as he lay on the ground.

The suspect subsequently received a final warning for going equipped for theft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Men jailed for Roehampton Vale Burglary
A man from Streatham and a man from Roehampton have been jailed for a series of burglaries and thefts of items worth around £30,000.

Jordan McKenzie-Price and Nathan Dale were convicted following a burglary at a property in Roehampton Vale in February.

The two men targeted homes near the A3 and stole products such as jewellery and electrical items.

27-year-old McKenzie-Price was sentenced to four years, whilst Dale who is the same age, was jailed for three years and four months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

Pensioner robbed in North Cheam
A 73 year old woman has been robbed after she was distracted in North Cheam.

The suspect approached her in Sainsbury’s car park asking if she dropped a £5 note.

On checking her purse, the thief stole her debit card.

£300 was withdrawn before the victim could cancel it.

The suspect is a white female aged between 20 and 30 with long dark brown hair and a foreign accent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am  

Friday, 6 September 2013

A man from Thornton heath has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to eight years for killing his ex-partner.
Thirty one year old Jerome McDonald of Fairlands Avenue was found guilty of the manslaughter of Janelle Duncan-Bailey.

McDonald admitted killing the 25 year old during a fight at his home in January.

It happened just hours after an argument between the two which police were called to.

McDonald said he had pushed her causing her to fall and hit her head.

After her death he wrapped the body, put it in a Ford Galaxy and left the vehicle in nearby Mayfield Crescent.

A post-mortem at Croydon Mortuary gave the cause of death as strangulation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Fire Worcester Park
A shed in a garden in Worcester Park was gutted by fire this afternoon.

Adjoining fence panels, guttering and window frames on the house were also affected during the blaze in Clarkes Avenue.

An elderly man was treated for smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service just before 3pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Five due at Kingston Crown Court later this month over attempted smash and grab
Five men have been charged with conspiracy to rob following an attempted smash and grab at Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford.

Armed police swooped in as a gang allegedly smashed their way into a jewellers with axes and hammers in the early hours of yesterday.

The men will appear at Kingston Crown Court later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Claygate murders one year on
Detectives say they've taken vital clues from recordings of phone calls made by one of the four victims of a brutal murder in the French Alps last year.

The audio files, belonging to Saad al-Hilli from Claygate, are still being analysed by investigators.

He was killed alongside his wife Iqbal, his mother in law and a French cyclist near Annecy.

No-one has been charged with their murders.

Here's Detective Superintendent, Nick May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a fish and chip shop in Epsom
It happened last night when two men raided the Jade Garden on Poole Road and threatened two members of staff with what’s believed to be a firearm.

Around £60 was taken by the offenders before they left the scene on foot in opposite directions.

House-to-house inquiries are being carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Unconfirmed gas explosion in West Molesey

40 firefighters are dealing with a blaze at a townhouse in West Molesey.

It broke out just after 1pm in Spurfield. It's believed it broke out in a garage at the front of the property.

A car also caught fire.

There are unconfirmed reports of a gas leak which led to an explosion, following the blaze.

The man who it's believed the house belongs to, was heard shouting for help. It's believed he escaped before fire fighters arrived.

He's been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.

Police are advising drivers to avoid the area completely. We'll keep you fully updated in travel throughout this afternoon @Jackie_travel

Dean Hawkins is at the scene.

Our reporter Julia Lowes is at the scene also.

Nearby resident Lucy Crump witnessed the incident.

This man witnessed the incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Former council leader in court
Former Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne has appeared in court charged with possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

The charges include possessing 50 images at level 5 – the most extreme category possible.

The former Liberal Democrat council leader spoke only to confirm his name, address and age.

He was given conditional bail and will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on September the 20th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Woman missing
Police in Croydon are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare and safety of a 79-year-old woman who’s been reported missing.

Francella Campbell was last seen at approximately yesterday in Green Lane in Norbury.

She’s black, about 5' tall and slim and speaks with a Jamaican accent.

She was last seen wearing a turquoise dress and pink jacket, with a pink hat with a turquoise pattern.

Police are particularly concerned for Francella's welfare as she suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Woman due in court on abduction charges
A woman from Chertsey will appear in court later charged with attempted child abduction.

24 year old Kerri Turner is accused of the offence outside St Anne’s Primary School when a woman attempted to persuade a child to leave with her.

She’s due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Pornography Raids In Merton

Over 100-thousand pornographic DVD’s and magazines worth a million pounds have been seized in raids in Merton and Wandsworth.

Officials from Westminster council, which carried out the series of raids, believe they’ve uncovered a major wholesale supply ring.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Underage sale leaves firework trader out of sky rocket

A trader who flouted firework laws by selling to an underage shopper and storing fireworks dangerously has been fined over £4,000 following a cross borough trading standards investigation.

Tony Copland of Brighton Road in Banstead and owner of All Floors Limited and The Floor Store Limited in Sutton pleaded guilty to 16 charges at Croydon Magistrates Court.

The prosecution follows many issues with Mr Copland in relation to the sale and storage of fireworks.

In November, Trading Standards officers from Sutton and Croydon took part in a test purchase exercise.

During the test, a 15-year-old volunteer was sold a £20 box of fireworks by a member of staff at The Floor Store Limited before handing them over to officers.

When Mr Copland was asked about the sale, he claimed that he didn’t know who the seller was and that he was covering at the shop because there had been a recent theft.

Additionally, when Trading Standards officers were questioning Mr Copland in his store they also noticed open boxes of live sparklers sitting on the counter and fireworks leaning against the wall.

On other visits by officers in Sutton and Croydon to Mr Copland’s shops fireworks were found to be stored unsafely and in breach of the law.

Mr Copland was charged on Tuesday for 16 offences - eight as a company and eight as an individual.

He was fined £100 for each offence totalling £1,600 and also £2,500 costs and £120 victim surcharge.

All fireworks seized will be destroyed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Claygate Family Shooting - One Year On

Detectives from Surrey have travelled to France for the first anniversary of the unsolved murder of three members of a British family from Claygate.

Saad Al-Hilli, his wife and mother-in-law were shot dead along with a passing cyclist in an attack near Lake Annecy in the French Alps.

Investigators are due to give an update on the case later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Thornton Heath Manslaughter Verdict

A man from Thornton heath who killed his ex-partner has been convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey.

Thirty one year old Jerome McDonald of Fairlands Avenue was found guilty of the manslaughter of Janelle Duncan-Bailey.

McDonald admitted killing the 25 year old during an argument at his home in January.

It happened after an argument between the two earlier in the day which police were called to.

McDonald said he had pushed her causing her to fall and hit her head.

After her death he wrapped the body and put it in a Ford Galaxy and left the vehicle in Mayfield Crescent.

A post-mortem at Croydon Mortuary gave the cause of death as asphyxia and compression of the neck.

McDonald will be sentenced today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Tooting Travellers Move
A group of travellers have abandoned their camp on Tooting Common and moved on.

It’s after being given a strong ultimatum from Wandsworth council.

The travellers arrived on the common yesterday and were warned that unless they left they would face prosecution and risk having their vehicles seized.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Richmond Graduate Success

Following a tough application process, Richmond Council’s new graduate employees have been selected.

Four out of 189 who went into the process, will join the council for two years, starting next week.

Alongside work placements and projects, the Council will support each graduate’s development by allocating them a mentor.

There will also be opportunities to shadow senior managers and meet councillors, as well as participate in London wide and national events.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Epsom Scooter Warning

They might be the staple of your walk to school, but scooters are coming under fire from doctors at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

Parents are being urged to keep a close eye on their children as they ride them to and from the school gates – especially beside busy roads.

New research shows more than 1,000 children a month are being hurt on roads near schools, many within 500 metres of a school.

It also revealed that death and serious injury rates for pedestrians under the age of five have reached their highest in 10 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Have-a-go hero receives Mayor’s commendation

Have-a-go hero street sweeper Paul Robinson has received a special commendation from Sutton’s Mayor and Council Leader after his selfless bravery in chasing down a suspected thief.

Paul, 46, who has been helping to keep Sutton’s streets clean for the past eight years, rushed to the aid when he saw an elderly woman chasing a young man and yelling, ‘He’s got my purse.’

Ignoring his own safety, he gave chase through the streets of North Cheam and eventually cornered the suspect in an abandoned house and held on to him until police were called.

After presenting Paul with his commendation in his parlour on 4 September, the Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Sean Brennan, said: “We are all very proud of Paul. His bravery and quick-thinking are a real credit to him. He protected one of our residents in her hour of need without any thought of himself.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Woking Birthday Hopes For Monza

Woking based F1 team McLaren is 50 years old today.

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited was formally incorporated on September 2nd 1963.

26-year-old New Zealander Bruce started the company in a small workshop in New Malden.

The company moved to various premises in Colnbrook and Woking before settling in its current site at the McLaren Technology Centre.

Today it employs more than 2000 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

South West London Safety Checks
A clampdown is taking place this month on unsafe building sites across South West London.

The Health and Safety Executive is embarking on a series of visits to sites that are currently undergoing refurbishments.

More than 2,000 will be checked in areas including Hammersmith and Fulham, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Merton.

The unannounced inspections will check high risk activities to try and reduce the risk of injury or death.

Eight deaths were recorded in the construction sector last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Richmond Green U Turn

Plans to return the historical iron bollards and railings which once surrounded the whole of Richmond Green have been halted.

It’s after a public consultation showed a lack of support.

The Friends of Richmond Green launched a campaign to reinstall posts painted with the Queen’s crest as a way of commemorating the Diamond Jubilee.

The group had been gathering funding for the bollards to be reinstated after most were removed during the Second World War when cast iron was needed.

But Richmond Council carried out a consultation which showed almost 80% of those who took part were not in favour of the bollards being reinstated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Man from Chelsea charged with assaulting a police officer
A man from Chelsea has been remanded in custody after spraying what police are describing as a “destructive substance” into an officer’s face.

26 year old Michael Corbett has been charged with grievous bodily harm following the incident last month.

He’d been pulled over by a police officer while driving his moped through Clapham.

The officer received minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Wandsworth redevelopment "a step closer"
Wandsworth council say plans to re-develop the Ram Brewery site have moved a step closer.

It’s after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and London Mayor Boris Johnson both endorsed their plans.

They’re proposing to create over 650 new homes and build new office spaces, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

The brewery will be restored and turned into a micro-version of the current site, while the Wandsworth one-way system will also be re-designed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

Apology from Putney's MP over missed Syria vote
The International Development Secretary Justine Greening has apologised to the Prime Minister for missing the crucial Syria vote.

The MP for Putney was in a sound-proofed ministerial briefing room with Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds when it took place.

Ms Greening has rubbished suggestions that she would be sacked over the blunder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Croydon NHS Trust has ranked number three in the ten worst performing trusts when it comes to cancer patient care

That’s according to cancer support charity MacMillan, which says nine out of the 10 worst performing trusts are in the Capital.

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in Tooting didn’t fare much better, at number seven.

The figures are based on the Charity’s own league table of patient experience, trust by trust.

Gateshead in the North East was labelled the best performing trust for cancer care in England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Plea from Richmond Council
York Stone paving costing around £10,000 has been stolen from a pavement in Richmond this week.

The paving along Patten Alley was removed this week, a theft that will cost the taxpayer for repairs and replacement stone.

Richmond Council is appealing to anyone with any information regarding the theft to come forward and report to the Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Feltham Young Offenders Institute is to be replaced.
Lucy Mayer has more on this developing story.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Children to lobby Parliament
A group of schoolchildren from Teddington will march on Parliament this afternoon.

Youngsters from Stanley Primary are lobbying the Government to introduce a charge on all single use plastic shopping bags.

A four metre wide Albatross made by the pupils out of recycled bottles will be presented.

The model symbolises Project Albatross, a series of events about plastic pollution, supported by Sir David Attenborough.

Prime Minister David Cameron told the group he knew how successful the scheme was in Wales and they had come at the right time, as he was just discussing a similar scheme for England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Drivers near Wisley are being warned to expect big delays over the next few days

The annual Flower Show is back.

Over 40,000 people are expected to descend on the famous gardens, which will in turn, cause problems on the A3 and the M25.

Mark Hallett, operations manager with the Highways Agency, has this advice.

Stay tuned to Jackie for up to the minute travel reports throughout the time, or follow us @Jackie_travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Ham Hydro has hit back at claims their renewable energy plans will damage Teddington riverside

The group has been commissioned to install energy saving hydro power turbines at Teddington Weir.

But earlier this month, Jackie reported on how anti turbine campaigners say they have ignored the impact the structures will have on the conservation area.

Chas Warlow is Director at Ham Hydro - he also lives near the proposed area.

For more information on the project, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Feltham icon would love to be ''Sir''
Mo Farah has been talking about how he has had to sacrifice spending time with his family to pursue his dreams.

The 30 year old, who was born in Somalia, but raised in Feltham, told ITV News London that at one point he was spending so much time away, that one of his daughters didn't even recognise him.

The athlete has spent a lot of time away from his young family, due to his training commitments.

He also spoke of how he would love to be Sir Mo Farah. Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for him to be knighted following his success at London 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

Missing boy thought to be in Kingston area

Police are appealing for help to trace a young boy missing since Sunday.

12-year-old Reece Welling hasn’t been seen since getting off a train at Mortlake railway station just before mid-day.

It’s thought he could be in the Kingston area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Kingston in line to get a slice of 100m cycle funding
Kingston is one step closer to getting a share of a 100 million pound cycling fund.

The town has been shortlisted by the Mayor of London’s office after submitting proposals to make the borough a more bike friendly place – a mini Holland.

Plans include a New York style elevated cycle route over the Thames, and a cycle path that would run alongside it.

Kingston’s proposals also include a ‘Superskyway’ over the river from Kingston railway station to Hampton Wick, a fixed 700-metre boardway along the river, and cycle superhubs at Surbiton and Kingston railway stations and Kingston town centre with parking spaces potentially for up to 6,500 bikes.

This is how riverside favourite Charter Quay could look . . . .

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Gold jewellery warning
We’re being warned to take care with gold jewellery after a woman had a gold chain snatched from around her neck in Croydon.

The incident happened early on Saturday evening in Chisholm Road.

As the victim - an Asian woman in her 40s - was walking along the road, the suspect approached her from the opposite direction.

He grabbed the necklace and ran off, but a relative of the victim gave chase and the 15 year old suspect was eventually arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

A high value car has been stolen from Foxhills Golf Club car park in Ottershaw
The silver Mercedes S-Class 350, was stolen at around 6.10pm on Saturday.

Details have only just been released by police.

A silver Peugeot 206 displaying stolen plates, was seen leaving the golf club in convoy with the stolen Mercedes.

The vehicles were later sighted in the Denham area of Buckinghamshire. The Mercedes is yet to be recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Police carried out a controlled explosion on a car in Lower Morden this morning

Stonecot Hill was closed after reports of a suspicious vehicle.

Officers were on the scene for more than 2 hours, following reports from members of the public.

The investigation revealed the car had been abandoned, and was in fact not dangerous, however, the vehicle was found very close to TA barracks, prompting fears that they could be under threat of attack.

The Met is reminding drivers not to leave unwanted vehicles on the street as they can trigger security alerts.

Photo: @stonecothill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Meeting to take place to inform residents
A councillor in Stanwell Moor says residents in the village have not yet woken up to the threat of Heathrow expansion.

The area is one of three possible sites for a new runway submitted to the Airports Commission, which is looking at airport capacity in the South East.

Councillor Robert Evans is against expansion, despite the fact a fifth of the area’s residents work at the airport.

A public meeting is being held in Stanwell Moor tonight to inform residents about the proposals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Richmond Parks Vote

People in Richmond are being urged to vote for their favourite green space in a nationwide poll.

The Green Flag Peoples’ Choice Award is part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

Spaces up for nomination in Richmond include Hampton Common, Twickenham Green and Teddington Cemetery.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on October the 9th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

The UK’s largest train station is cutting down on its energy use

If you are a regular user of Clapham Junction, you should notice a change for the better over the next few weeks.

A LiGO system has been installed, which controls the amount of light used while providing the exact levels needed for the station to function.

Putney and Surbiton stations are next on the ''to do'' list.

Chris Bedford is MD of Open Technology, which has created the system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Chickens killed in Leatherhead
A number of chickens have been killed after entry was gained to a coup in Leatherhead.

The incident happened last Thursday at a private address in Dorking Road.

It’s believed the animals were killed during the break in, and their remains moved to a nearby public open space.

The news is particularly distressing, as last week it emerged 50 doves had been shot dead in nearby Bookham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Charity expecting rise in calls
Surrey based charity Relate says it is expecting an increase in calls this week as children return to school.

Relate Mid Surrey offers counselling to young people, families and couples.

At this time last year, the charity saw a 14% increase in calls, mainly from parents anxious about their children starting a new school.

The charity says mums and dads can help youngsters just by listening to them and talking through their fears.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Questions raised over death of pensioner

Questions about the death of a pensioner from Banstead who was left for nine days without food or medication have met a wall of silence.

That’s according to council opposition leaders.

81 year old Gloria Foster was found dehydrated and starving and later died in hospital.

This was after her care agency was shut with no replacement following a raid by police and the UK Border Agency, and no one went to visit her.

A council spokesman says it is inappropriate to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Monday, 2 September 2013

David Jacobs dies aged 87

Broadcaster and presenter David Jacobs, has died.

Jacobs, who stepped down from his BBC Radio 2 programme last month due to ill health, died at home "surrounded by his family", the BBC said in a statement.

Born in Streatham Hill in 1926, David had a long career, spanning over seven decades, and was Radio Jackie's chairman for many years (pictured at Jackie's relaunch in 2003).

He started his broadcasting career in the Royal Navy in 1944, as an announcer on wartime radio station Radio SEAC.

After leaving the Navy, he began working at the BBC as a news broadcaster.

He hosted shows including Housewives' Choice, Juke Box Jury and Any Questions.

In his later life, he played a vital role in the founding of the Rose Theatre in Kingston, as its chairman, as well as Radio Jackie's when we came back on air after nearly 20 years off the airwaves.

Here's Jackie's Programme Controller, Dave Owen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

NATO says an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government last month is 'inexcusable.'
It says it firmly believes the Assad regime's to blame.

Here, the chance of parliament voting again is being played down, after MPs rejected British intervention.

Senior politicians are calling for a re-think, but Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it's extremely unlikely.

Defence Secretary, and MP for Runnymede, Philip Hammond agrees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Man missing in Kingston

Police are appealing for assistance in finding a 19-year-old man who has been missing from Kingston since last Tuesday.

Josh Lindie is described as mixed race, 5' 8" tall, of slim build, with short black hair, brown eyes and a scar on his top lip.

When last seen, Josh was wearing a black Adidas coat, grey t-shirt, dark blue jeans and white Nike trainers.

He is still believed to be in the London area.

Anyone who has seen Josh, or knows of his whereabouts should call Kingston Police on 101 quoting reference 13MIS029220.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

The ''early bird catches the worm.''
Your children might not have even gone back to school yet . . . but parents in Sutton are being advised to log on to apply for school places for next September.

The council is asking mums and dads to apply online for places at the borough’s nursery, primary, junior or secondary schools.

The deadline is October 31st for Secondary and January the 15th for Primary.

A spokesman says online is better because there is no fear of forms getting lost in the post, but you must act now to get the place you want.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Wandsworth Prison Most Overcrowded
Wandsworth prison is the most overcrowded prison in the country.

On a typical day, 853 prisoners are forced to share cells which contain an open toilet.

Almost 20,000 prisoners have been kept in overcrowded cells in the last year in England and Wales.

Brixton prison and High Down prison in Sutton also had over 100 prisoners sharing cells designed for one person.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Grenade Explosion In Surbiton

Police have carried out a controlled explosion on an old grenade in Surbiton.

Officers were called at about 6pm yesterday evening after a member of the public discovered what appeared to be a rusty grenade near the river.

The area, on Portsmouth Road, was cordoned off and the controlled explosion carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Road to ''reopen'' by end of the day
Southern Gas Networks has apologised to drivers for the problems caused by the closure of Seven Hills Road.

Surrey County Council noticed part of the route was sinking last week due to a problem with a water culvert. This was repaired.

At the same time, SGN has been looking at a manufacturing problem with gas valves.

The good news, the road is expected to open this evening.

We’ll have full travel updates throughout the day. More @Jackie_travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Leatherhead School Theft

Five primary schoolgirls aged between eight and ten have been questioned by police after five bikes were stolen from a nursery school in Leatherhead.

It’s alleged that the girls broke into the Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre sometime between August 16 and 19 causing 500-pounds worth of damage to equipment.

The bikes have since been returned to the centre.

The investigation is continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Children questioned by police over Leatherhead bikes theft
Five primary schoolgirls aged between eight and ten have been questioned by police after five bikes were stolen from a nursery school in Leatherhead.

It’s alleged that the girls broke into the Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre sometime between August 16 and 19 causing 500-pounds worth of damage to equipment.

The bikes have since been returned to the centre.

The investigation is continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 am  

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Queen's car does well at auction in Weybridge
A car that was once owned and driven by Her Majesty the Queen has been sold for £40,500.

The Queen was in possession of the Daimler Super V8 LWB limousine between 2001 and 2004.

It was sold by auction house Brooklands.

The car features a centre armrest which holds a sliding holder specifically designed for the Queen's handbag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Fire in Mitcham
Over 70 firefighters and officers tackled a blaze at a warehouse on Bond Road in Mitcham this afternoon.

The fire severely damaged the building and the heat damaged 12 vehicles nearby.

Eleven people escaped from the building before the Brigade arrived.

Station Manager Carl St Paul from Acton fire station who was at the scene said:

“The crews were very quickly on the scene and got water on the fire very quickly which helped to get the fire under control.

“There was a large plume of smoke which could be seen across London but fortunately no-one was injured in the incident.”

Ten fire engines, two from Tooting, Sutton and Norbury fire stations, and one each from Mitcham, Clapham, Wandsworth and Croydon fire stations, went to the scene in a medical supplies warehouse.

The brigade was called at 1.12pm and the fire was under control by 3.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Controlled explosion in Surbiton
An 'unexploded grenade' has been detonated in Surbiton tonight.

The device was blown up in a controlled explosion on the Portsmouth Road at approx 8pm.

It's thought the grenade was discovered by a member of the public.

Stay tuned to Jackie for live news and travel reports throughout the night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm  

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Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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