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Saturday, 26 April 2014

South West London sport

Fulham drew 2-2 with Hull at Craven Cottage.

In the Championship, QPR drew 1-1 with Millwall.

In League One, promoted Brentford lost 4-1 away to Colchester.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon lost 3-0 at home to Morecambe.

Tomorrow, Chelsea travel to Liverpool while Crystal Palace host Manchester City.

In rugby union’s RFU Championship, London Scottish lost 55-31 to Bristol at the Richmond Athletic Ground in their final game of the season.

The Exiles have ended their league campaign just outside the playoffs in fifth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Man charged after shopkeeper threatened in Tadworth
A man in his 60s has been charged after a shopkeeper was threatened with a golf club in Tadworth.

Police were called to a newsagents on Shelvers Hill on Friday the 7th of March.

Frederick Terence Mott was charged with affray, common assault, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He will appear before the South East Surrey magistrates Court on the 19th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Flood warning for Thames from Putney to Teddington
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.

Flooding is possible for there for the next two tides.

Locations potentially affected by flooding include Putney Embankment and the Thames Bank at Mortlake.

Flooding is also possible for the River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green including Staines, Egham, and Chertsey from tomorrow morning onwards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

UPDATED: 15 year old boy remanded in custody after Roehampton death
A 15 year old boy has been remanded in custody accused of the murder of a man who died from a stab wound during a break-in.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, police believe the victim to be 39 year old Martin Thomas, from Roehampton.

A 17-year-old also questioned by police has been released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Croydon murder charge
A man’s now been charged with the murder of a man in Croydon.

23-year-old Ephraim Norman from Thornton Heath appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court today.

He’s been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

Police believe the victim to be 52-year-old Andrew David Else, from Croydon, although no formal identification has taken place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Bus campaign still on
The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has insisted that his campaign for more bus services isn’t over.

Tom Brake wants to extend the 154 to a 24 hour service and reinstate the X26 bus stop at the Plough in Beddington.

The Lib Dem MP says that in a meeting with Transport for London, they were adamant they wouldn’t reinstate the bus stop.

But he’s asked them to look at Oyster Card habits to see if the stop is needed.

He says TFL told him nothing has been ruled out regarding the 154 route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Murder charge
A man has been charged with murder of Babafemi Junaid near Stockwell tube station in February.

The 22 year old victim was found stabbed in Clapham Road after his car had collided with a bus.

23 year old Robert Anderson of Weir Road, Balham, will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Flood Alert
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Thames from Shepperton to Molesey.

Flooding is possible for the River Thames from Shepperton to West and East Molesey including Hamm Court, Walton-on-Thames and Sunbury later this morning. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Fake footy tickets sold by Mitcham man
A 21 year old man from Mitcham has pleaded guilty to fraudulently selling fake premiership football match tickets.

Connor Parkin who lives on Lister Close has been bailed until sentencing on the 15th of May at Wimbledon Magistrates court.

He was caught when a photograph of him selling tickets at Costa Coffee in Wimbledon was posted on social media by Merton Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Survey backs Heathrow expansion
A survey of residents in boroughs surrounding Heathrow show that more people support expansion of the airport than oppose it.

Between 49 and 52 percent of people in Spelthorne, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing were in favour of a new runway -- with between 26 to 34 percent opposed.

However, the situation changes in Richmond where the number opposing expansion is just under half (49%) and those in favour drop to 38%.

Around a quarter said that if a local candidate for councillor supported expansion, they would be more likely to vote for them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Debentures for Wimbledon Tennis
The All England Lawn Tennis Ground is issuing up to 2,500 Centre Court debentures for the Championship years from 2016 to 2020.

Each debenture, costing £50,000, will provide its owner one Centre Court seat for each of the days that play is scheduled.

The tickets given to debenture holders are the only Centre Court tickets which can be transferred or sold.

The proceeds from selling the debentures will be used to pay £35 million due on the loan taken out to build the Centre Court roof and to contribute to further construction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am  

Charges for Assault with golf club in Tadworth
A man in his 60s has been charged after a shopkeeper was threatened with a golf club last month in Tadworth.

Police were called to a newsagents on Shelvers Hill on Friday the 7th of March.

Frederick Terence Mott was charged with affray, common assault, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He will appear before the South East Surrey Magistrates Court on the 19th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 am  

Friday, 25 April 2014

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More deliberations in Clifford Trial
The jury in the Max Clifford indecent assault trial has been sent home for the weekend.

The panel of six men and four women has now been deliberating for more than 34 hours.

On Wednesday the judge told them they can give a majority verdict, on which at least nine of them agree.

The celebrity publicist from Hersham denies all the allegations against him, which date from between 1966 and 1984.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Surbiton Hockey Field receives funding
The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded more than 240,000 pounds to be shared between 29 organisations across Surrey.

It’s as a ‘tangible Thank-you’ for the support of those communities following last August’s Prudential RideLondon.

The Trust has made the money available to protect and improve outdoor recreational spaces.

The parks receiving money include Chertsey Meads, Surbiton Hockey Field and Chessington Road Recreation Ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surrey Police involved in investigation leading to Bahrain arrests
Four men have been jailed in Bahrain after duping British boys into sending them indecent images of themselves.

Investigations began in 2012 when a boy's parent contacted Surrey Police with concerns.

The offenders were aged between 19 and 21 at the time.

They've been charged with a range of crimes including the sexual assault of children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Magath: Fulham under less pressure
Fulham manager Felix Magath believes there is less pressure on Fulham to stay up than there is for other clubs battling the drop.

Fulham sit in 19th, 2 points from safety with 3 games to go.

They're at home to Hull tomorrow, knowing a win could take them out of the relegation zone.

Magath says the fact they're one of many clubs in London could give them an advantage over Sunderland, Cardiff and Norwich.

To listen to his full pre-match press conference, you can here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Absconder could be in London

Police are searching for 54-year old Kevin Brown, who absconded from Ford Open Prison in West Sussex on Thursday the 10th of April.

Brown is described as white, 6'1" and of muscular build, with short dark cropped hair.

When last seen that morning he was wearing prison clothes, a green t-shirt with orange shoulder patches and light green trousers, but may well have discarded them since then.

He was serving a sentence of life imprisonment imposed at the Old Bailey in 2007 for conspiracy to rob and firearms offences.

You can either dial 999 or call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 732 of 10/4.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Mother remanded over child deaths
The woman charged with murdering her three young children at their home in New Malden has been remanded in custody.

42 year old Tania Clarence appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court this morning.

4-year-old Olivia and her twin brothers, Ben and Max, were found dead on Tuesday night at the property in Thetford Road.

Mrs Clarence is due at the Old Bailey on April the 29th.

Reporter Joe Tidy is there at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

End of jump season at Sandown Park
Sandown Park hosts the end of the jump season this weekend.

Action gets underway today at the Esher racecourse.

The main action is tomorrow though, with the Bet 365 Gold Cup the feature race of the 2 days.

Rupert Trevelyan, Regional Director for the Jockey Club, says it should be a great end to the season.

You can listen to our full interview with Rupert here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

On ya bike!

Cyclists will be given the chance to trade places with lorry drivers in Tolworth Broadway this morning.

The Met Police’s Cycle Task Force has set up ‘Exchanging Places’ to raise awareness of cycle safety.

Participants will be allowed to sit in the driver's seat of a HGV or bus to get a better understanding of what the driver can and can’t see.

Cyclists can take part along the Broadway between 8 and 10 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 am  

Woman charged with murdering her three children
A mother's due in court today charged with murdering her 3 young children at their home in New Malden.

4-year-old Olivia Clarence and her twin brothers, Ben and Max, who were three, were found dead on Tuesday night at the family home in Thetford Road.

Post mortem examinations continue at Great Ormond Street Hospital to establish how they died.

42-year-old Tania Clarence will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 am  

Harlequins hunt more silverware
Harlequins hope to be the first side through to the rugby union European Challenge Cup final tonight.

They're away to Northampton for their semi-final at Franklin’s Gardens.

All the teams in the last four of the competition are from the English Premiership.

Kick-off is 8pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Boy arrested in connection with Roehampton murder
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of a man murdered in Roehampton during a break-in on Tuesday night.

The victim, in his 30’s and who hasn't yet been named, was found with serious injuries at a property in Huntingfield Road at about 8.15pm.

A post-mortem examination will take place today at St. George’s Hospital Mortuary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Chelsea midfielder to miss the rest of the season
Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the Premier League season - and the first match of the next English campaign.

He's been given a four game ban by the Football Association after accepting a violent conduct charge.

The Brazilian appeared to elbow Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson during Chelsea's defeat last weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Man injured after accident in Feltham
A man’s in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Feltham yesterday morning.

Police were called to Haworth Road at about 7.10am after reports that a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a black Toyota Yaris.

The driver of the car, a 40-year-old man, was arrested and later bailed to return in late June.

The 33-year-old injured man remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Officers are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 am  

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Putney man among members of gang sentenced
Nine members of a gang which carried out a cyber attack on the UK banking industry have been sentenced today.

They stole just over £1.25 million between them and have been sentenced to a total of 24 years and nine months in prison.

The gang remotely accessed and controlled Barclays and Santander bank accounts remotely on three occasions.

Its members included 25-year-old Lanre Mullins-Abudu from Putney, who was sentenced for eight years for a number of charges, including conspiracy to commit fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

Quins announce line-up
Harlequins have announced their starting line up to play Northampton Saints.

The semi-final of the Amlin Challenge Cup kicks off at 8pm tomorrow at Franklin’s Gardens.

There are three changes to the side which beat Leicester Tigers last week with Charlie Walker, Ben Botica and Joe Marler returning to the team.

Louis Grimoldby, named among the replacements, is hoping to make his first European appearance for the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

New Heathrow sculpture
Heathrow Airport has unveiled Europe's largest privately funded sculpture.

‘Slipstream’ appears like a jet's vapour trail and is suspended 60 feet above the ground of the new 2.5billion pound terminal 2.

20 million passengers a year are expected to pass underneath the artwork as they head to catch their flights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Clifford Trial Update
The jury in the Max Clifford indecent assault trial has been sent home after a sixth day of deliberations.

The celebrity publicist from Hersham denies all the allegations against him, which date from between 1966 and 1984.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

People targeted in phone scams in Surrey
Six men have been arrested in north London by police investigating a series of phone scams.

Four 18-year-olds and two 19-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation.

People in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Hertfordshire and Surrey are said to have been targeted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Chelsea don't expect to be punished
Chelsea say they’re not expected to face punishment from the Premier League if they decide to field a weakened team at Liverpool on Sunday.

League regulations have been relaxed since Blackpool were fined in 2011.

Action is only likely if they select several under-21 players not in their 25-man squad for Premier League games.

Mourinho has hinted he will prioritise Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid, which is goalless.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Mortlake Murder Update
A man's appeared in court charged with murdering a relative of adventurer Ranulph and actor Ralph Fiennes, stabbed at a Tapas bar in the Lower Richmond Road.

James Fiennes died in hospital after the attack on Tuesday.

36 year old Nicholas Hunter has been remanded in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Woman charged in connection with death of six-year-old girl in Sutton
A woman's been charged in connection with the death of a six-year-old girl in Sutton.

34 year old Jennie Gray is accused of intending to pervert the course of justice.

Ellie Butler, who lived on the Shanklin Estate, was taken to hospital with head injuries last October but later died.

Her father, Ben Butler was charged with murder last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Battersea's Chimneys definitely to go
Battersea Power Station's iconic chimneys are on course to be demolished within two years.

It is believed that the 103-metre chimneys will crumble and decay if they are not replaced.

Developers and English Heritage are planning to knock down and rebuild each of the four stacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Feltham Young Offenders' Institute most violent
Feltham Young Offenders’ Institute is the most violent prison in the country.

That’s according to new statistics released today.

733 assaults were recorded there in 2013, more than anywhere else.

It was also one of three prisons in the country to record more than 100 assaults on staff last year, with 141.

Feltham is in the process of being replaced, which should happen by 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Latest: Post mortems to take place on bodies of three children found in New Malden house
Post mortems are due to be carried out today on the three children found dead at a house in New Malden.

The mother of the two three year old boys and four year old girl is still being held by police on suspicion of murder.

Their bodies were discovered at a house on Thetford Road on Tuesday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Real to make Cole move
It’s being reported that Real Madrid are planning to offer Ashley Cole a one-year contract.

The Spanish giants are looking to capitalise on his uncertain future at Chelsea.

Cole is out of contract at the end of the season and hasn’t agreed an extension with the Blues.

Premier League leaders Liverpool are also said to be interested in the 33-year-old who’s lost his place in the Chelsea line-up this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

Man threatens to set himself on fire in Hounslow
A man has been detained by police after "threatening to set himself on fire" at a petrol station in Hounslow.

Roads around the Esso station on Staines Road were closed after reports that a man had threatened to harm himself at about 5.30 yesterday evening.

It’s believed the man, in his 20’s, doused himself with petrol and said he would set himself alight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Man charged with Mortlake murder
A man’s been charged with murder following the death of a 49-year-old man in Mortlake on Tuesday night.

The victim was stabbed at the Tapestry public house on Lower Richmond Road at about 8.50pm.

He was taken to St George’s Hospital where he later died.

36-year-old Nicholas Hunter will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 am  

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

London Scottish full back happy with season
London Scottish full back Jim Thompson says he considers this season to have been successful.

Scottish will finish one place outside of the top four play off places regardless of their result in their final league game against Bristol on Saturday.

But Thompson admits they are frustrated to finish in fifth.

You can listen to our full interview with Jim here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Derelict building in North Cheam is finally to be demolished
Victoria House, which has been derelict since 2006, is to be demolished.

Developer Stonegate Homes was given planning permission to build homes and shops on the site last year, but it was put on the market again last August and negotiations with the council were thought to be a cause for delay.

But Stonegate has now said it will go ahead with the rebuild rumoured to start this August instead.

Victoria House, which lies at the Victoria Junction Crossroads, had its facade decorated by the council in 2012.

However, it continues to fall victim to vandals, with some residents telling us they fear for their safety at night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

PCSOs help elderly woman who collapsed in Carshalton
Two PCSOs came to the rescue of an elderly woman who had collapsed inside her home in Carshalton.

Mario Palermo and Diane Smith were carrying out a welfare check last week on the 85-year-old who lives alone.

Their calls on her doorbell went unanswered, but they saw her lying face down on the floor through a window.

They called an ambulance and the woman was taken to hospital for treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Phone stolen in Croydon returned
A mobile phone reported stolen in Croydon has been returned to its owner after police found it being sold on an internet auction site.

The victim, a 32-year-old woman reported her phone was stolen in a sandwich shop in March.

Police received an alert that the phone's IMEI number had been checked by somebody checking if it was reported as stolen or blocked.

Enquiries revealed the phone had been put up for sale on an internet auction site, and the seller was identified as a 29-year-old woman from Croydon.

She told officers she found the phone in the street and decided to sell it, and was subsequently given a caution for theft by finding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Clifford Trial Update
The judge at the Max Clifford indecent assault trial has told the jury he will accept majority verdicts of nine to one.

They've been deliberating since last week on the allegations facing the celebrity publicist from Hersham - all of which he denies.

Two jurors have been sent home through the course of the trial - one of them after admitting they knew a witness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

The Cows are back in town!
The new grazing season for 2014 has started on Petersham Meadows with the return of a herd of Belted Galloways.

They are a traditional British breed of cattle with a characteristic white stripe around their bellies.

The National Trust is responsible for the management of the meadows and they work with the Surrey Wildlife Trust who manages the cows.

The cows are part of a main herd of Belted Galloways which is based on Wisley Common.

Dog walkers are reminded that a Dog Exclusion Order applies to the meadows between April and October and which totally bans dogs from the area.

Council enforcement officers are regularly patrolling the area and those dogs found on the meadow will receive a £1,000 fine.

Those with a registered disability and who use a dog for support e.g. guide dogs, are exempt from the ban.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Mortlake
Police were called at around 8.50 last night to a report of a stabbing at the Tapestry Pub in Lower Richmond Road.

The 49-year-old man was taken to St Georges Hospital where he later died. Next of kin have been informed.

Whilst officers believe they know who the victim is, they await formal identification.

A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

A 36 year old man from Clapham was arrested at the scene, initially on suspicion of attempted murder, and taken into custody.

He was later further arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at this time.

Detectives from the Homicide & Major Crime Command are investigating and incident room has opened at Putney.

Anyone that could assist police can call the incident room on 020 8785 8963 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Fire breaks out in Mitcham
Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers attended a small fire in a laboratory on Willow Lane in Mitcham this morning.

The Brigade has also sent a number of specialist vehicles at the scene to sweep the building for chemicals

A man was suffering from burns and is being treated by London Ambulance Service crews.

The Brigade was called just after 7am, and the fire was under control by 9.15.

The cause of the blaze is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Murder investigation underway in Roehampton
A murder investigation's underway - after the body of a man in his 30s was found in Roehampton.

Police were called to an address in Huntingfield Road last night - and pronounced him dead at the scene.

They say they're 'keeping an open mind' about a motive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

UPDATED: Bodies of three children found in New Malden

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The bodies of three children have been found at a house in New Malden.

Police were called to the £2 million property in Thetford Road at around 9:30 last night.

A 42 year old woman, believed to be their mother, has been arrested.

She was taken to St George's hospital suffering from minor injuries, but later taken into custody.

Police are not searching for anyone else in connection with the inquiry.

It is believed the family, originally from South Africa, had only moved to the area a year ago, and had been renovating the property.

A neighbour told us the family had four children, an older child and then a girl and twin boys.

The neighbour, who wished not to be named herself, named the couple as Gary and Tania Clarence.

The children, twin boys aged three and a girl aged four, are believed to have had degenerative disorders, and their mother, was their main carer.

Their father is a banking exec at City firm Investec. He is flying back from his native South Africa, where he has been with his eldest child.

Post mortem examinations are due to take place "in due course."

Jackie's Lucy Mayer was at the scene earlier.

Reporter Joe Tidy is also at the scene.

Joy Devis has met them all, but says she doesn't know the nature of their condition.

Kingston Police have made this statement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Staffie rescued from "certain death"

A skeletal Staffordshire bull terrier that survived months of starvation and neglect has had her life transformed by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home after being rehomed with a loving new family in Hertfordshire.

One year old Indie, who was found wandering the streets near Vauxhall, weighing only 12 kg, arrived at the animal charity in January.

The weak brindle pup collapsed after reaching Battersea and was described by the centre’s vets as one of the worst cases of emaciation and malnourishment they’d ever seen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm  

Fulham midfielder tells team to prepare for '3 cup finals'
Fulham midfielder Alex Kacaniklic has described their run-in as ‘three cup finals’.

The Whites are currently in 19th place, 2 points behind Norwich, who sit outside the relegation zone, in 17th.

Kacaniklic says they need to forget the loss against Spurs and focus on winning their three remaining matches.

They have two home games remaining against Hull and Crystal Palace, either side of an away trip to Stoke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea hoping for Champions League final
Chelsea hope to take a step closer to the Champions League final tonight.

They go up against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their last four clash in the Spanish capital.

Flo Broderick is in Madrid and says the feeling there is that Atletico could win.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Kingston Scouts prepare for St George's Day parade
Scouts from across Kingston will be marching through Tolworth and Surbiton this Sunday.

They’ll parade between King Charles Road and Our Lady Immaculate Church from 2 to 4pm.

Jackie Paddon, the District Secretary of Royal Kingston Scouts says she hopes it shouldn’t affect traffic too much.

We’ll be keeping you updated on how the march affects the roads throughout Sunday in our travel bulletins.

If you'd like to listen to our interview with Jackie in full, you can here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

AFC Wimbledon could face a points deduction
AFC Wimbledon could be facing a points deduction after fielding an ineligible player.

Jake Nicholson came on as a half time substitute in the Dons' 4-3 win over Cheltenham in March.

The club will appear before a Football Disciplinary Committee on Monday when a decision on whether or not to deduct points will be made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

A man from Staines has been shot dead in the Philippines

35 year old Tony Gilchrist was reportedly shot six times outside his scuba diving shop, Fish Buddies, on the island of Malapascua on Saturday.

Police are investigating the possibility his killer is a disgruntled ex - worker, after members of his family posted claims on his Facebook page.

It has been reported that Mr Gilchrist had distributed thousands of pounds worth of aid raised in the UK following Typhoon Haiyan.

His funeral, held this morning, and a celebration of his life will be held on his local beach in Malapascua on Thursday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Max Clifford Trial Deliberation Day 4
Jurors in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford are spending a fourth day considering their verdicts.

The 71-year-old from Hersham denies 11 indecent assault charges against seven alleged victims.

The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court heard the alleged offences took place between 1966 and 1984.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Strike Planned On Heathrow Express
Rail workers on the Heathrow Express service have announced they’ll be staging a 48-hour strike.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union workers will walk out at 3am next Tuesday.

It’s over plans to reorganise the workforce, which the union claims could threaten more than 200 jobs.

Heathrow Express hopes to resolve the dispute before industrial action, but says it has a "robust" contingency plan in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Appeal for Witnesses After Accident In Battersea
Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident in Battersea last Wednesday evening to come forward.

A 34-year-old woman remains in hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a 156 bus in Battersea Park Road just before 11pm.

The bus driver stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Help Continues For Flood Victims in Surrey
Help for people still affected by winter floods is being offered at drop-in sessions across Surrey.

The National Flood Forum’s worked intensively for over a month and will hold further events in May, in Runneymede and Spelthorne.

It’s providing advice over continuing insurance claims, helping those who were uninsured, and assisting those who are still in temporary accommodation.

According to the charity, people’s recovery needs go on for at least 18 months after major flooding, and their needs change through that time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

East Molesey Crime Pictures released
Police have released images of three men they want to speak to in connection with a robbery in East Molesey.

In the crime, two men grabbed the victim’s mobile phone before running off down Palace Road, in the late evening on Friday the 28th February.

The remaining man then pushed the victim and demanded his credit card.

Two suspects are described as Asian, about 16 or 17 and around 6ft tall and the third is either black or Asian and about 5ft 7inches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Crime Rate In London Is Falling
Crime is continuing to fall in London with 46,500 fewer offences committed in the last year - with robbery at its lowest for 40 years.

The Met’s latest figures for the year 2013/14 show over a 6% reduction in crime in the Capital compared with the previous 12 month period.

Proactive measures to cut law-breaking have include high-visibility operations targeting specific crimes ranging from mobile phone theft to burglary.

Officers say there’s still a great deal of work to do but feel they’re moving in the right direction and hope Londoners will be reassured by these successes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Tolworth is a "cesspit" of rubbish

That’s the view of some people living behind the new £3 million Broadway redevelopment.

Residents in Broadoaks claim fly-tipping is so bad, they can’t park and are finding the dumped waste a health hazard.

As well as fly-tipping, businesses like Poundland are being singled out for negating to clean up their rubbish.

The road is private, so cannot be cleared by the authorities.

This resident led a community clean up last summer. The results lasted only two weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Monday, 21 April 2014

A school in Shepherd's Bush wins a gold award for promoting health
Woodlane High School in Shepherd's Bush has been given the first London Gold Award for encouraging students to take care of their health.

The Healthy Schools London Initiative recognised Woodlane for increasing the number of pupils taking part in sports on a daily basis.

The scheme aims to help inform young people on how to make the best choices to lead a healthy life.

Woodlane promotes balanced eating by providing free healthy breakfasts and giving out fruit at break times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Cable outlines plans for business register
Business Secretary Vince Cable wants any business registered in the UK in the future to declare publicly who owns it.

The government's going ahead with plans to create a register anyone will be able to look at  the full details of company ownership.

The MP for Twickenham thinks it'll improve corporate transparency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

Button and Magnussen in drivers championship top 10
Lewis Hamilton is second in the F1 Drivers World Championship standings, despite winning the Chinese Grand Prix.

His Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who finished second, is four points clear at the summit.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is third after taking the final place on the podium in Shanghai.

The Woking based McLaren's pair of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen are 8th and 9th respectively in the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

Davey wants to use rivers to make energy
The Energy Secretary Ed Davey wants 4 and a half million pumps installed across the UK - using river water to make energy.

The system - which heats the water up enough to power things like radiators - can cut customer bills by up to 20 per cent.

But developers say they're put off installing eco-friendly technology by tight planning restrictions.

The Kingston and Surbiton MP says recent events mean a re-think is needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 am  

Woman seeks damages after horse accident in Chobham
A woman rider who was badly injured on Chobham Common when her horse was chased by a dog is suing the dog’s owner.

51-year-old Gillian Spencer, from Berkshire, was on the common in January 2011 when an Alaskan Malamute leapt at her horse causing it to bolt.

The British Airways employee was thrown off and suffered spinal and neurological injuries.

She’s seeking damages of more than 300-thousand pounds.

The dog’s owner, Philip Terry, was convicted of having a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 am  

Sunday, 20 April 2014

River Thames boaters warning
The Environment Agency has issued a warning to all boaters using the River Thames between Teddington and Lechlade in Gloucestershire.

The boating season is now getting under way and it is feared that they may be caught out by the unusual higher water levels.

The heavy flooding over the winter could make conditions more difficult for recreational boat users who start using the river from April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

A stabbing in Thornton Heath
A man is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed yesterday evening in Thornton Heath.

Police were called to Brigstock Road after a fight broke out between a group of men.

The man in his 20s was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

A man dies in a Norbury house fire
An elderly man has died in hospital after being rescued from his burning home by firefighters in Norbury.

21 firefighters tackled the blaze for almost an hour before getting it under control yesterday morning.

The man who was rescued from his bedroom on the first floor was treated at the scene, but died hours later in hospital.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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