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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Weather Warning

We’re being warned that storms and flash flooding are on the way in the next 24 hours.

Heathrow Airport has asked airlines to cancel one in five flights between 16:00 and 18:00 because of the weather.

The airport said there was a strong likelihood of thunderstorms, lightning strikes and hail, which can significantly reduce capacity for take-offs and landing.

There are flood warnings across the country among them concerns about flooding around the Hogsmill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Call for Surrey's countryside to be protected
Campaigners are calling for better protection of Surrey’s countryside.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England has come up with research to show that developers are getting their way when it comes to appeals on planning applications which were initially turned down.

Two thirds of those appeals in England have reversed the original decision and led to major housing developments.

Now Surrey residents are being asked to sign a charter which includes the support of building on brownfield sites where possible.

The charity says Surrey is particularly at risk of loss of green belt land because it is so near to London.

The charter can be seen at

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Friday, 18 July 2014

Prisoner with London connections on the run.
A prisoner is on the run who has connections to London.

Officials at HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire say the convicted drug dealer disappeared from the open site earlier.

Police are warning people not to approach 26 year-old Darryl Jervier if they see him - but to call 999.

He's also believed to have connections to Hertfordshire and Middlesex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm  

Flooding alert for South West London
The Environment Agency has warned that forecast thunderstorms may cause flooding across South West London overnight.

This could affect Kingston Richmond Sutton and Croydon as well as Merton Lambeth and Wandsworth and - Epsom and Ewell.

The warning is for areas near the River Hogsmill – the Beverly Brook – and the River Wandle.

The Agency is stressing that the water on these rivers has not risen but it’s thought heavy rain to come may cause flooding.

Low lying land and roads would be affected first with more rain also predicted tomorrow.

There’s more information online at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

5th and 7th for McLaren in second qualifying
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has finished fastest in second practise for the German Grand Prix.

His team-mate Nico Rosberg, who finished fastest in first practice, was in second.

Kevin Magnussen came in 5th for Woking-based McLaren, with team-mate Jenson Button in 7th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Heathrow bag thief jailed
A man who stole bags from Heathrow Airport has been sentenced to three years in prison.

59-year-old Canadian Juan Carlos Yanez has also been given a 10-year ASBO prohibiting him from all London airports.

He was arrested last month at Terminal 4 after an investigation by Aviation Security police officers.

He pleaded guilty to six counts of theft three weeks ago at Isleworth Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Headteacher pays tribute to boy who died in Kingston shopping centre
The headteacher of a boy who died in a shopping centre in Kingston yesterday has paid tribute to him.

15-year-old Joon Kyu Kim is believed to have fallen from the top floor of the Bentall Centre.

Deborah Walls, headteacher of Coombe Boys has said that Joon was an incredibly hard working student who was an asset to the school.

She added that he will be remembered with great fondness and affection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Police in Sutton have written to schools to warn children against raves

Police in Sutton have written to secondary school teachers about the dangers of children being tempted to raves.

This comes after the deaths of two teenagers – one of them a 15 year old boy from Croydon.

The letter which was sent at the beginning of July states: “It is important that those of us with responsibility for safeguarding young people do all in our power to prevent a further tragedy.”

Parents and children are asked to report such events immediately to Sutton Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Chelsea striker departs
Demba Ba has completed his move from Chelsea to Turkish side Besiktas in a deal thought to be worth just under 5-million pounds.

The Senegalese striker has agreed a four year contract.

He often found himself as third choice at Stamford Bridge last season, with Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o preferred up-front.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Surrey rowers heading for Amsterdam
Six rowers from Surrey have been named in the GB squad for the World Championships in Amsterdam next month.

They include Moe Sbihi from Surbiton, who’ll race in the men’s four.

Mat Tarrant from Shepperton will be in the men’s eight, while John Collins from Twickenham will be in the men’s double scull.

Rosamund Bradbury from Banstead has been named amongst a group of nine women for eight seats for the women’s eight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Mayor of London lobbies for 50% council tax premium on empty homes
The Mayor of London has lobbied 15 councils in London that haven’t applied a 50% council tax premium on empty homes.

There are currently 18 boroughs, including Wandsworth, that apply a 50% premium if a home’s left empty for more than two years

The remaining local authorities in the capital, including Merton and Hammersmith and Fulham don’t add a premium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Keep Our St Helier Hospital campaigners hit out at "farcical" meeting
Campaigners from the Keep Our St Helier Hospital group have described a meeting in Wallington last night as “farcical.”

They claim the Sutton Healthwatch public meeting in about the hospital wasn’t representative of the wider community.

They say that’s because it was mainly promoted through Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake’s website.

The campaigners have also added that they’re still unconvinced that the future of the hospital is secure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Teenager dies after Bentalls Centre fall
A 15 year old boy who fell from the Bentalls centre has died.

Police were called to the Kingston shopping centre at 4.50pm yesterday evening.

At present, it’s not clear if he fell. However, shoppers are speculating that the boy jumped.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Man charged in connection with Croydon shooting
A 23-year-old man’s due in court today charged in connection with a double shooting in Croydon earlier this month.

A man and a woman suffered gunshot injuries during the incident in Kingsdown Avenue on July 6.

Zarek Mckoy will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am  

McIlroy gets dream start at the Open
Rory McIlroy will look to continue his strong position at the Open Championship golf later.

The Northern Irishman takes a one shot lead into the second round after carding an opening 6 under-par 66.

Amateur Ashley Chesters is the highest-placed Englishman - he's four shots further back.

Lee Westwood is among a group one stroke ahead of Justin Rose on 1 under-par.

Ross Fisher, from Cheam, is tied in 84th position after carding an opening round of 2-over par-74.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 am  

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Wheatsheaf's future saved
The future of a pub in Tooting Bec has now been secured.

That's after Wandsworth Council have agreed to grant an Article 4 Direction, which prohibits the change of use for the Wheatsheaf's site.

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan says he's pleased the council finally saved the pub after a year of campaigning.

But he hit out at the time taken to ensure the pub's future, saying that the delay had been an insult to the people of Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Putney Bridge to reopen for cycling event
Putney Bridge may be closed for repairs until October, but that won't stop thousands of cyclists crossing it next month.

It'll reopen just for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on the 10th of August.

Wandsworth Council says contractors have agreed to put down a temporary road surface to allow the riders to cross.

It will still be closed to all other vehicles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Attempted burglary in Ashford
Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary in Ashford this morning.

A member of the public called the police after witnessing suspects attempting to force entry to Londis on Church Road at 2am.

When the police arrived, the offenders left the scene in a dark BMW, ramming a police car as they made off in the direction of the M25.

Two police officers received minor injuries and an ambulance was called, but they remained on duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

E-fit released in connection with Epsom sexual assault
Detectives have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Epsom this week.

The suspect approached a teenage girl and assaulted her as she was walking along a footpath between Wells Road and Castle Road on Tuesday.

The man grabbed her clothing as she passed him and she broke free.

The man is Asian, in his mid-30s, with short black hair, and medium to well-built.

He was wearing a black or navy jacket and had stubble or a beard. It’s believed he was on foot.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Cow petition to be received today
The petition to return the model cows to the roof to the Dairy Crest factory in Hanworth will be received today.

Dairy Crest have agreed to meet the organisers of the campaign this afternoon at the factory.

David Cameron was asked about the cows on a trip to Brentford yesterday/

Here's his response.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Fire In Coulsdon
There’s been a grass fire in Coulsdon.

Firefighters were called at around 9.30 pm to Cane Hill on Brighton road last night.

Around 20 tonnes of logs covering an area of 40m by 10m were destroyed in the blaze which took 35 crew members four and a half hours to put out.

No-one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

London Buildings Shortlisted For Award
The Shard, the Aquatics Centre and the London School of Economics' student centre, have all been shortlisted for a prestigious architecture design award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects' Sterling Prize, recognises excellence in buildings across the UK and this year six have been acknowledged.

A building from or around London is usually shortlisted each year due to the amount of building activity in the city and the quality of architects there.

The winner will be announced on the 16th October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tooting man jailed on terror charges in the US
A British computer expert from Tooting has been sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison in the United States for helping support terrorism through the internet.

Babar Ahmad has already spent ten years behind bars - first in the UK and later in the US - after losing a protracted battle against extradition.

He pleaded guilty to supporting terrorists by using websites to raise money.

The time Ahmad has already served will be included in the sentence, meaning he will be eligible for parole within about seven months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Five journalists arrested told no further action will be taken
Five journalists or former journalists arrested last year on suspicion of phone hacking have been told no further action will be taken.

That includes a 46-year-old man from Wandsworth.

A sixth person, a 48-year-old man also from Wandsworth, has been rebailed until a date later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Woman jailed for life after killing friend in Richmond
A woman who murdered her friend she was staying with and then deliberately misled her family over her whereabouts has been jailed for life.

24 year old Edyta Zawadska was found guilty of killing Bernadeta Nawracaj in Richmond and will serve a minimum term of 17 years.

Zawadska was found to be using not only the victim's car, but also her credit cards in the days after her death.

Police believe they had recently argued about money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Two elderly pedestrians die in Sunbury
Two elderly pedestrians have died in Sunbury.

Just before 11 there was a collision involving the two pedestrians and an HGV on Escot Road between the Sunbury Cross Shopping Centre and the Tesco car park.

Escot Road and a nearby car park remain closed while investigators examine the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Brazilian left-back set for Chelsea
Chelsea have come to an agreement with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of left back Filipe Luis.

It's subject to the 28-year-old Brazilian agreeing personal terms.

He has 4 caps for his national team, but wasn't in the Brazilian World Cup squad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

QPR striker signs new contract
Bobby Zamora's staying at QPR.

The ex-England striker has signed a one-year contract with the promoted side.

It was his late goal that won the Championship play-off final with Derby to get them back into the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Man from Battersea fined for dog offences
A man from Battersea has been fined and forced to pay compensation to two other dog owners after their pets were attacked by his dog.

Paul Robinson was prosecuted following two attacks involving his Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Dice.

In both cases, Dice was left free to attack the other dogs as she wasn't kept on a lead or properly controlled or restrained by Robinson.

He was fined £100, with costs of £120, and was ordered to pay the other two owners compensation totalling £450.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Hounslow Council Encourages Kids To Get Active This Summer
Hounslow Council is getting behind a major new campaign this summer to help kids across the borough move more.

Through the 10 Minute Shake Up campaign, Change4Life and Disney, aim to bring a little magic to families, with the ambition of getting kids moving.

In Hounslow, there’s also a competition to encourage kids to log their activities for a chance to win prizes - the more active they are, the more times they can enter!

The ’10 Minute Shake Up campaign provides a free pack to make things a little easier, with lots of ideas for 10 minute bursts of fun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

More than 600 suspected paedophiles arrested nationwide
Doctors, teachers and scout leaders are among 660 suspected paedophiles arrested in a major police operation in the UK.

More than 400 children have been taken into safety.

Officers targeted people who'd accessed indecent images of youngsters online - but have since brought charges of serious sexual assault.

7 people were arrested in Surrey as part of the operation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Alleged sexual assault in Epsom
An investigation is being carried out by Surrey Police following reports of a sexual assault in Epsom.

It's alleged to have happened yesterday afternoon at around 3.30 in an alleyway that runs from Wells Road onto Bramble Walk.

The female victim, who's in her teens, was walking through the alleyway when she was approached by a man who grabbed her clothing.

She managed to break free and run off.

The man is described as Asian, in his 30s, with short black hair and stubble or a beard. He was wearing a dark jacket.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Sutton Police Seek Man Over Phone Theft
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in Sutton in connection the theft by finding of a mobile phone.

A 19-year-old man reported the iPhone 5 missing in May after he took a short break at his workplace in Beddington Lane.

He put his phone down while sitting on some steps but left it behind when he went back to work.

The victim has a tracking app on his phone which provided images to his email of a person believed to be trying to unlock the phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Fulham Boys School will open in September
Fulham Boys School will be opening in September.

Earlier this month, the Department for Education said the school wouldn't be opening due to a lack of a permanent site.

But they've reversed their decision today, ensuring the future of some 100 boys who'd been left to look for a school place.

The school will be based at a temporary site in Gibbs Green for at least two years while it looks for a permanent base.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Surrey County Councillor Changes His Mind Over Pay Increase
The leader of Surrey County Council has announced he won’t accept a pay rise of nearly 60% after all.

David Hodge faced criticism when the council ignored proposals from an independent panel suggesting a more modest rise.

Local government minister Brandon Lewis MP said that that decision had shown "contempt for hard-working families".

Mr Hodge has now stated he’ll accept the panel's recommendation, and his deputy will do the same.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Heathrow City Designs Are Unveiled
Designs unveiled by architects show about 190,000 new homes, parkland or even a factory could replace Heathrow Airport if it closes.

'Heathrow City' designs have been authorised by Transport for London and backed by the London Mayor Boris Johnson who wants a Thames Estuary hub airport.

The plan envisions the future if the government-appointed Airports Commission rejects plans for a third runway.

The Commission will decide next year on whether an estuary airport is feasible
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

London Fire Brigade Launch New Animated Film
London Fire Brigade is introducing an animated film for school children about fire safety in high rise homes.

It’s to be shown for the first time today at a presentation for year 8 pupils as part of the ‘Know The Plan’ campaign.

The Brigade is calling on London teenagers to pass on the life-saving advice to their families.

The operation was launched earlier this year when a poll revealed over 750,000 of the Capital’s high rise households – don’t have a fire escape plan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Petition to save cows reaches 6,000
Over 6,000 people have signed a petition to reinstate the fibreglass cows on the roof of the Diary Crest factory in Hanworth.

The cows, which have been there for nearly 4 decades, were taken down as factory managers feared their fastenings were corroded and unsafe.

Joachim Jellinek is behind the petition.

He tells us why he believes the cows are so popular.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Missing Merstham man found
A man who had been missing from his home in Merstham since Sunday has turned up safe and well.

Police officers working with Surrey Search and Rescue found 66-year-old John Donovan back in Merstham at around 9.30pm on Tuesday.

Surrey Police has thanked members of the public for their assistance during the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 am  

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Building collapses in Hounslow
Emergency services have cordoned off a 7-storey building in Hounslow after its front collapsed.

The vacant office block was undergoing demolition work when it gave way at around 4.40pm.

Hounslow House is on London Road at the corner of the High Street and Kingsley Road.

London Road and Hounslow Bus Station were both closed for a period but have now been reopened.

London Fire Brigade has confirmed no-one was injured or trapped.

Police are now investigating how it happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

London house prices' record increase
House prices in London have risen by a record amount.

They were 20 per cent higher in May than they were 12 months before, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The average home in the capital now costs 492-thousand pounds - almost double the national average.

There were also record annual price increases outside London and south-east England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Thorpe Park recognised
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been named the best theme park in the UK.

A list compiled by review website TripAdvisor also ranked it ninth in Europe.

Paulton's Park was second, with Alton Towers third.

Thorpe Park was fifth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Euros for Tube stations
70 London Underground stations are to get cash machines dispensing Euros as well as pounds.

The withdrawals will be commission-free.

Transport for London says it's installing the dual cashpoints because more than a third of travellers don't buy foreign currency before they go on holiday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Upgraded facilities at Clapham Junction
Passengers travelling from platforms 13 and 14 at Clapham Junction station will benefit from a new waiting room and retail outlet from today.

The new facilities are part of a £950,000 scheme in the National Stations Improvement Programme which also includes new canopies and display screens.

The waiting room benefits from heating and air conditioning, customer information screens and additional seating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Woman guilty of murder in Richmond
A woman who killed her friend she was staying with and then deliberately misled her family over her whereabouts, has been found guilty of murder.

24 year old Edyta Zawadska has been found guilty of killing Bernadeta Nawracaj in Richmond.

She repeatedly tried to prevent the victim’s family from looking for her by telling them that she had spoken to her and she was fine.

Zawadska was found to be using not only the victim's car, but also her credit cards in the days after her death.

Police believe they had recently argued about money.

Zawadska will be sentenced tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Horsell investigation concluded
Detectives have concluded their investigation into an allegation of a serious assault in the Horsell area of Woking on Friday evening.

The victim, who is in her 20s, reported that she was walking along Bullbeggars Lane when she was grabbed from behind by a man, who threatened her with a knife and attempted to remove her clothes.

Police launched a full investigation which included an examination of the scene by a forensic team and house-to-house enquiries.

Officers say following these enquiries they are satisfied there’s nothing further to investigate and are confident there’s no risk to the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Man allegedly impersonated police officer in Sunbury
Surrey Police is reminding people to stay vigilant after a man allegedly impersonated a police officer.

He gained access to an elderly woman's home in Sunbury on Friday before stealing money and jewellery.

The suspect told the 91 year old he was calling to check her money and jewellery following a recent burglary.

The man is white, around 5ft 8, in his mid-thirties, with short black hair, wearing a dark jacket and black felt gloves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Croydon schoolboy died after 'bad decision' to get drugs
The death of a 16-year-old schoolboy from Croydon followed the “bad decision” to get drugs before a rave, a court has heard.

Prosecutor Tyrone Silcott told Isleworth Crown Court Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died as a result of taking ecstasy at the rave in Hayes.

21-year-old Ryan Kirk from Beckenham is charged with drug offences.

He denies all the charges against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

QPR chasing Rio Ferdinand
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is confident of signing Rio Ferdinand.

The former England captain is available on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United.

Redknapp claims the centre back wants to move to Loftus Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Kingston Trading Standards advice on cooling rights
Laws regarding cooling rights have recently changed.

Consumers buying online now have 14 days rather than seven to cancel a purchase or return their goods and receive a full refund.

Alonso Ercilla is from Kingston Trading Standards.

He says we have to watch out for how we treat what we buy though if we want to return it.

You can listen to our interview with Alonso in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Driver taken to hospital after Wallington crash
A man has been taken to hospital after a crash in Wallington this morning.

A car and a van were involved in the accident at the junction of Stafford Road and Stanley Park Road at 9.20 this morning.

The driver of the car was subsequently taken to hospital, but his injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

Photo: Lauren Michael
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Berrylands scuba diver meets royalty
a scuba diver from Berrylands has met the Prince of Wales at an event marking the handover of the British Sub Aqua Club presidency.

35-year-old Chris Elliot is a member of Kingston University Sub Aqua Club.

He was invited to the event last week to talk to Prince Charles about several underwater litter picks in the River Thames that he'd carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Tributes To A Brixton Man
Tributes have been paid to a man from Brixton who drowned at a festival in France after allegedly inhaling laughing gas.

25-year-old Julian Andoh, was at Worldwide Festival in the South of France, when he went for a swim in the Med after inhaling nitrous oxide from a balloon.

Minutes later his body was spotted motionless in the sea - paramedics spent almost an hour attempting to revive him on the beach.

Police said laughing gas may have played a part in his death, but Mr Andoh is believed to have suffered from sickle cell anaemia which could also have contributed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Cat Abandoned At London Charity Shop
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was abandoned at one of their charity shops in Central London.

The young tabby was found by chance as it was tied up in a duvet cover and put inside a Lidl shopping bag in a pile of donations.

‘Stuart Lidl’ as he’s been called by surprised staff who spotted him say he’s lucky to be alive as he was trapped and completely hidden.

An RSPCA spokesperson said it was unacceptable for someone to dump him like unwanted cast-off clothes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Epsom charity calls on the Government to be more forward thinking about child abuse
A child protection charity in Epsom has called on the Government to be more forward thinking in how it deals with child sexual abuse.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is concerned that the current public and political debate overlooks present day risks.

Donald Findlater, Director of Research and Development says it's important we need justice for those who have suffered.

But he's concerned that time and resources being spent on past abuse could lead to neglecting children's safety from abuse in the present and future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Man Missing From Mitcham
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 72-year-old man missing from Mitcham.

John Gilgeours was last seen leaving his home in Ashbourne Road at around 3pm yesterday.

He is described as black, 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build.

At the time of his disappearance John was wearing a shirt, tie, dark trousers and a rain Mac.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 am  

Hungry shoppers to be fed by children's hospice charity in Twickenham
A children’s hospice charity is helping hungry shoppers in Twickenham today.

Shooting Star Chase’s Eat ‘n’ Greet truck is at Asda in the Ivy Bridge Retail Park serving breakfast and lunch to hungry passers-by.

It’s in return for a donation to the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Woking Car Parks receive an award

Woking borough council has announced that all five of its town centre car parks have received the Park Mark Safer Parking award.

It’s after the newly refurbished Brewery road car park was the latest recipient.

The safer parking scheme was established by the Association of Chief Police Officers to reduce crime and create non-threatening environments for users.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Monday, 14 July 2014

Epsom and Ewell Sporting heroes 2014
Are you inspired by a local athlete or motivated by your coach?

Then nominate your local sporting hero for the Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards 2014.

Each year there are 10 different awards such as Better Sports Personality of the Year.

For more information visit

The event will be held on Tuesday 7th October at Epsom Downs’s racecourse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 pm  

AFC Wimbledon searching for future stars
AFC Wimbledon has teamed up with the Pro Way Academy to widen the club’s search for young talent.

Open trials are being held this summer to recruit potential stars of the future.

The Pro Way is a highly established academy which bridges the gap between grassroots and academy football.

Trials will take place in Guildford during the end of July and the beginning of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

New scheme in South West London to provide faster care for patients
Mental health patients in South West London are guaranteed a better and faster service as a new scheme gets underway.

The project directly links GP surgeries with clinicians at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

It allows GPs to ask for advice on aspects of patient care, including referral, while the patient is still in the surgery and a reply within 24 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Survey reveals that parents in London are most likely to pull kids out school
Parents in London are more likely to lie about taking their children out of school during term-time than those elsewhere.

That’s according to a survey that found 62 per cent of Londoners had lied about why their child was absent from school compared with 50 per cent nationally.

Those who pull their children out of school during term-time risk a fine of up to £2,500 and a jail sentence of up to three months.

But the rising cost of summer breaks during peak time means some parents are risking breaking the law to ensure their children get a holiday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

More school places announced in Wandsworth
More school places are to be provided at three high-achieving Wandsworth primary schools.

It’s after proposals for extra classrooms were granted planning permission.

The council is to invest in new classrooms, play areas and other educational facilities at Allfarthing, Hillbrook and Albemarle schools.

It mean an additional 90 primary school places will be available for local families in Wandsworth, Earlsfield and Tooting from September 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm  

Stafylidis looking to impress
Fulham new boy Konstantinos Stafylidis says he's happy to be playing his football at Craven Cottage.

The Greek left-back came in on a one-year loan from German side Bayer Leverkusen last week.

He scored in a pre-season friendly against Motherwell on Saturday, but he told Fulham's website that first and foremost he's in the team to defend.

He also added he wants to repay manager Felix Magath for his faith in signing him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

New report to be published into possible new rail connections for Heathrow Airport
A report examining a new rail connection between Heathrow Airport and the South of England will be published in November.

The new study will build on Wandsworth Council's feasibility work which suggests a new direct route to Waterloo via Clapham Junction would be the best option.

Network Rail will lead the investigation, and the first stage report will try to establish potential demand and service frequencies.

A second stage report will be published in June 2015, providing a shortlist of route options.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Go-Ahead Given For Merstham Regeneration
A major regeneration project in Merstham has been given the go ahead.

The Portland Drive area is to be redeveloped with new homes, shops, a library and a community centre after councillors gave planning approval.

A Surrey County Council spokesman says it will transform the neighbourhood and boost Surrey’s economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Men stabbed in Streatham
Police are investigating after a serious assault on two men in Streatham.

The pair were stabbed in Streatham Vale last Sunday.

The victims were in their vehicle and were being pursued by the suspects who attacked them.

The suspects are described as an Asian male with facial hair and two black males. The vehicle they were driving was grey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Serious assault on a woman in Horsell
Detectives are appealing after a serious assault on a woman in the Horsell area of Woking.

The victim, who is in her 20s, was walking along Bullbeggars Lane from Sythwood in the direction of High Street when she was grabbed from behind by a man.

The offender forced her to the ground on an area of grass, threatened her with a knife and attempted to remove her clothes.

But the victim managed to fight him off and he fled the scene in the direction of Sythwood.

The attacker is a black man with a Jamaican accent who was wearing dark clothing with black shoes which had red soles.

A forensic team has examined the scene and officers are carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the local area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Government Criticised For Lack Of Response On Heathrow Expansion
A group of business leaders has criticised the government's lack of response to a report on airport expansion.

In a letter to the Sunday Times, they said it was "unacceptable" that the government had not responded to the Airport Commission's interim report.

The options include adding a third runway at Heathrow or lengthening an existing one.

A final report is due by next summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

New Policy For Met Recruits
The Metropolitan Police has announced it’s to recruit new constables exclusively from London.

Mayor Boris Johnson says this will make the force more resilient as well as more reflective of the city it serves.

The new policy means that from next month only candidates who’ve lived in Greater London for 3 of the last 6 years will be eligible to apply at entry level.

It reflects a shared ambition by the Met and the Mayor to have a workforce with the skills and cultural competencies needed to police a global city.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

More CCTV Image Released After Croydon Rave
Detectives investigating the disorder following a rave in Croydon have today released eight new images of people they’d like to trace.

The images are of people who were in and around the site of the event at a disused sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road in the early hours of Sunday, 15 June.

Twenty people have now been arrested in connection with violence and direct attacks on officers who were maintaining public safety.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who took images or video on mobile phones of the events in and around the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Putney Bridge Closed From Today
Putney Bridge has closed this morning to all traffic, as it indergoes repairs for three months.

Wandsworth Council said the £1. 5 million repair programme had been backed by a "majority of residents and businesses" following a public consultation.

Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the bridge and buses will operate from both ends.

The bridge is expected to re-open in October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

Gymkhana bounce back in Surrey Cricket League
In Surrey Cricket League action on the weekend Old Thorntonians maintained their lead on top of the Premier Division after stopping Surrey Seamers.

In Division One leaders Norwood Exiles were beaten by Hamilton who’ve gone second.

London Gymkhana bounced back to winning ways with a 4-wickets win over Ottershaw & Hamm Moor at Tolworth in Division Two.

Usman Tahir took 5 for 20 for the winners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

School to spend morning discussing important topics
Students at Coombe Girls’ School in New Malden are getting a visit from the charity Barnardos this morning.

It’s the first ever joint Pastoral Day between the girls’ school and nearby Coombe Boys’.

Hard hitting subjects including sexting and the use of the net will be openly discussed with the help of charity volunteers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Cable wants foreign firms to protect British jobs
Business Secretary Vince Cable wants to put pressure on foreign companies to protect UK jobs when they buy British firms.

Mr Cable, who’s also the MP for Twickenham, says those who don’t comply will be fined.

The plans have been welcomed by the TUC.

Around 400 workers lost their jobs when Kraft took over a Cadbury factory in Somerset four years ago - then moved production to Poland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Town Hall for the people say Croydon council
People living in Croydon will have more say in decisions that affect them after the council adopts a new open-access policy.

In the future major decisions generally taken by the council’s executive, will be published for public consultation.

Technology will form the heart of the plan with webcasts used to ensure meetings are accessible to view online.

In addition 5 cabinet meetings a year will be held in different communities across the borough focusing on local issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Legends of Rugby battle it out at Wimbledon RFC
Past and present professionals of rugby union met on the grounds of Wimbledon RFC yesterday.

The second Legends Rugby Festival was well attended with over 3000 fans of the sport in attendance.

Leicester Tigers put last year’s poor performance behind them and stormed through the stages to lift the Paladin Legends Trophy after a 22-0 win over Harlequins in the final.

Radio Jackie’s Natalie Osborne enjoyed the atmosphere and caught up with Legends Rugby Festival Director Ian Dawson; Legends Rugby Festival Ambassador and former Tiger Leon Lloyd; Scotland International and Saracens player Jim Hamilton; former Ireland International and Saracens player Shane Byrne and former England Captain and World Cup Winner Lewis Moody.

All these interviews are available on the Radio Jackie Red Button.

In other competitions held during the day Pink Babas beat Hampstead Ladies in the women’s league, Media Nomads defeated Schneider Electric in the City League and Bali Legends were victorious in the Somersby League.

Mini rugby competitions were also held, allowing up and coming talent to perform in front of their heroes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Re-vamp for Croydon
A plan to bring new jobs to Croydon will be discussed in a council meeting tomorrow.

Councillors will debate the growth Plan which could bring 16,000 jobs to the area.

The council is investigating the possibility of attracting a major University to the borough as a way of working towards this goal.

The aim of the plan is to re-establish Croydon as London’s premier retail and leisure destination.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Man arrested at Luton on suspicion of plans to commit a terrorist act
A man boarding a flight at Luton airport was arrested on suspicion of being involved in plans to commit terrorism.

One address in west London has been searched as part of the Met Police's investigation.

The 22 year old was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and is on bail until the middle of August while the police continue their inquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 am  

Attempted theft by masked intruders
Three masked and hooded offenders attempted to steal cash from an ATM in Lightwater early yesterday morning.

The gang made a small explosion to get into the Barclays ATM machine on the Square before going into the bank through the front door.

They then made off in the direction of the M3 in what police believe to be a grey Audi TT.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 am  

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