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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Riderless horse stopped on Tolworth Broadway

Police stopped a black rider-less horse trotting down the A3 today.

The horse equipped with saddle and bridle but no rider wandered off the A3 onto the slip road and into Tolworth Broadway where officers caught it.

The horse has now been reunited with the owner who was thrown off while out on a hack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

Body of missing man found in Addlestone
A body has been found in Addlestone by police investigating the disappearance of a man from Chertsey.

A formal identification has not yet been made but police believe the body to be that of 42 year old James Phelan.

The body was found near St Peters Way during a search by Surrey police.

James was last seen at St Peter’s A&E in Chertsey on Friday the 8th of August.

His death is currently unexplained and the road remains closed while officers continue investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Best ever National Student Survey results for Roehampton University
Roehampton University has been graded ‘first class’ in the National Student Survey.

Final year students across the country are asked to complete the survey annually for their university.

Roehampton’s got its best ever results, with 86% overall satisfied with their experience.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Croydon Central MP claims BNP trying to divide people
The Conservative MP for Croydon Central has claimed that the BNP are trying to divide the people of New Addington.

It’s after the BNP started a petition and held street stalls against proposed Ahmadiyya Muslim plans for a new mosque in New Addington.

Along with four Labour councillors in Croydon, and a Conservative London Assembly member, Gavin Barwell released a statement labelling the BNP campaign as ‘hate-driven’.

A BNP statement said that this shows how Labour and Conservative politicians are conspiring “to make sure Muslims get another mosque”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Premier League returns
The Premier League returns today.

In their first game back in the league after promotion, QPR are at home to Hull, with a 3pm kick off.

Crystal Palace travel to Arsenal, with the game getting underway at 5.30.

Chelsea’s match at Burnley isn’t until Monday.

In the Football League’s 3 o’clock kick offs, Fulham are at home to Millwall, Brentford are away to Bournemouth and AFC Wimbledon travel to Luton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Putney Bridge prepares for football fans
Although Putney bridge is closed for vehicles while repairs are made, there will be added capacity for pedestrians today to accommodate football fans going to Craven Cottage.

An extra walkway will be open from 12.30 to 6.30 pm in addition to the pavement on the eastern side of the bridge.

Cyclists can also use the walkway -- provided they dismount and walk their bikes across.

The repairs are in their fourth week and the bridge is to be closed for road traffic until October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Body found in search for missing man in Chertsey
A body has been found in the search for a missing man from Chertsey.

Just before 7 pm on Friday the body of a man was found by a Surrey police search team off St Peters Way in Addlestone.

Although a formal identification has not taken place yet, it’s believed this is 42 year old James Phelan.

He was last seen at A & E at St Peter’s Hospital last Friday, the 8th August.

His next of kin have been made aware of the discovery.

The death is being treated as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 am  

Friday, 15 August 2014

Man charged for Wandsworth murder
A 24 year old man has been charged with murder following the death of 25 year old Nicholas Stewart on Wednesday evening.

Police had previously said a 15 year old boy had been charged, but have now said Simeon Scott Wasey of no fixed abode is the person who is being held for murder.

He will appear before Bromley Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Police were called to an address in St John’s Drive in Wandsworth where they discovered the victim suffering from serious stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem showed the cause of death as stab wounds to the leg and chest.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

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Magath: Roberts needs protection
Fulham manager Felix Magath says youngster Patrick Roberts needs protection.

He’s tipped the 17-year-old to be a future star and an England international.

But he says he’s still a bit lightweight to be starting tomorrow’s match against Millwall.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Biker in serious condition
A biker is in a serious condition after he was hit by a cab in Battersea.

The accident happened at the junction of York Road and Falcon Road at 11.35am this morning.

Police said the motorcyclist suffered a serious injury to his leg but said it was not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

17-year-old arrested in connection with incident at Thornton Heath school
A 17-year-old has been arrested after he told staff at a school in Thornton Heath that he was there to collect a named child.

Teachers at Beulah Junior School spoke to the child, who didn’t recognise the person.

The teenager then left before staff were able to establish who he was, and is currently in custody at a South London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Star struck pooch to make an appearance on the cobbles

Paul O’Grady has once again made a Battersea dog a TV star as Krystal the American Bulldog will be appearing in Coronation Street tonight.

The Charity's Ambassador took his canine chum to the studios for a walk-on part ahead of the new series of ‘Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs’, which is back on our screens next month.

Paul also introduced Krystal to some familiar faces including characters Ken and Tracey Barlow and Rob Donovan (pictured).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Bike ride to remember cyclist who died during RideLondon
A bike ride in memory of a cyclist from Woking who died during the RideLondon event has been announced.

Cyclists will head from the corner of the A26 and A25 to Newlands Corner on Sunday.

It was the final section of the course completed by Kris Cook, who had a cardiac arrest at the top of the climb.

Over 39-thousand pounds has been donated to the 36-year-old civil servant’s fundraising page for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Brentford signing
Brentford have signed Spanish midfielder Jota from Celta Vigo.

The 23 year old has signed a three-year deal at Griffin Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Pulis departure confirmed
Crystal Palace have confirmed today that Tony Pulis has left the club by mutual consent.

He held talks with co-chairman Steve Parish last night and is believed to have been unhappy with the club's transfer policy.

Keith Millen will be in temporary charge for their opening Premier League game against Arsenal tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Heathrow flight path campaigners set to be evicted
Campaigners fighting to stay on a section of land under the Heathrow flight path are due to be evicted later.

The Grow Heathrow group has created a market garden on the land in Sipson, growing their own food and offering workshops.

They have lived in self built homes since 2010 and say they don’t feel like squatters – rather defenders of the land.

The 15 full-time activists and their supporters have cleared the site of 30 tonnes of rubbish and created a self-sufficient community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Police appeal for assistance in locating a suspect in Wimbledon
Police have released new CCTV images of a suspect they want to question after a violent robbery in Wimbledon earlier this week.

The film shows the suspect racing through Wimbledon theatre car park removing surgical gloves.

Officers were called to a house in Kings Road on Monday night after a man was violently attacked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Man arrested in Wandsworth on suspicion of murder
Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Wandsworth have arrested a 24 year old man this morning on suspicion of murder.

He is currently in custody at a south London station.

On Wednesday paramedics called Officers to St John’s Drive.

They discovered a 25 year old man with serious stab wounds.

The man was later pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Surrey Cricket League preview
We’re all set for another busy weekend in the Surrey Cricket League.

In the Premier League, top of the table Old Thorntonians play Ham & Petersham in Tolworth.

The pick of the ties of Division One sees top play bottom as Surrey Seamers A host Beddington Village in East Molesey.

Division Two sees 1st play 2nd as YRG Eagles take on Ottershaw & Hamm Moor in Woodmansterne.

And in Division Three, bottom play second bottom as Bec Old Boys A travel to Ham & Petersham A.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Surrey Police are fit for the job
Officers at Surrey police have the best fitness levels of 32 forces tested across the country.

Six hundred and ninety six Surrey officers took part in the, shuttle run endurance test, and all passed.

North Yorkshire had the worst record with over 16 per cent failing to keep pace with the bleep signals.

Next month fitness tests will become compulsory for officers who’ll be expected to pass each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

First pre-season match of season for London Scottish
London Scottish play their first match of pre-season today.

They’re taking on Saracens at Allianz Park, with kick off at 7.30.

New signing Matt Williams has told us matches like this are more about fitness and performance than winning.

You can listen to our interview with Matt in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Pulis departs Crystal Palace
With less than 24 hours until the Premier League season kicks off, it's being widely suggested that Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has left the club.

There's talk that he wasn't happy with the transfer policy at Selhurst Park.

Pulis only joined them in November, and he guided them away from the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

Kingston shopkeeper pays for selling out of date food
A shopkeeper in Kingston has been ordered to pay more than 2-thousand-500 pounds after admitting selling food more than a month out of date.

Health inspectors seized dozens of “high-risk” foods including pies, sausages and desserts at the Sunrise Mini Market in Cambridge Road last November.

The food was considered unfit for human consumption.

21-year-old Manmeet Singh Malhotra pleaded guilty to 24 food labelling offences in court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am  

Thursday, 14 August 2014

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Flooding causing problems
Fire crews in south London have been called to around 20 separate flooding incidents in an hour.

It follows what they've described as 'biblical' rain this afternoon.

The Met Office had forecast downpours - but expects them to have passed by tonight.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

South Wales Police issue appeal to Surrey's residents
A convicted sex offender on the run from a courthouse in Wales may be in Surrey.

37 year old Brian Ward absconded halfway through his trial in November.

He was later found guilty in his absence and sentenced to five years behind bars.

He is known to use the aliases Wood, Cordina , Bryant and Rose.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

MP in hot water for allegedly "blocking" Twitter account
Tom Brake, the Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington has allegedly blocked the Keep Our St Helier Hospital Twitter account.

The campaign group claims it’s after Mr Brake was asked questions by them on the networking site about his petition to save units there.

They claim they wanted clarification as to when the signatures would be presented and to whom.

A spokesperson for the group says they have not “trolled” the MP in any way.

We've spoken to Tom Brake this afternoon.

He wanted Jackie listeners to know that he has blocked their account for two reasons, one of which being they are a political party.

The other being the fact conversations he has been having with constituents on Twitter about the hospital have been interjected and he feels the group was "misinforming" people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

A nursery in Mitcham is denying allegations it will only allow children to eat Halal meat
It all started when 24 year old Yasmin Jackson decided to remove her daughter from Kingswood Day Care Nursery.

She alleges her 5 year old daughter wasn’t allowed to eat her packed lunch because it contained non-halal chicken.

She claims when she asked staff why her daughter’s sandwich was uneaten, a member told her it was because only halal food was allowed at the nursery.

Bosses have refuted this, saying Ms Jackson’s claims are untrue.

The nursery uses a private contractor, Zebedee’s, to provide their meals, with provision for halal and other dietary requirements and allergies.

But there’s no mention on the nursery’s website of the requirements for packed lunches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Murder Investigation Launched In Wandsworth
Police have launched a murder investigation following the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old in Wandsworth.

Officers were called at around 9pm yesterday evening to reports of an incident on St John's Drive.

On arrival they discovered a man suffering serious stab injuries – he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are waiting for formal identification of the deceased – though his next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

House searched apparently belonging to Cliff Richard
Police investigating an alleged historical sex offence are searching a property in Sunningdale near Ascot.

Sources understand it belongs to Sir Cliff Richard, who isn't present.

The allegation concerns an incident in the 1980s - involving a boy under the age of 16.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Murderer refused jail move
April Jones’s killer has been refused compensation after he was attacked by an inmate.

48 year old Mark Bridger was also told that his request to move to another jail following the attack has been rejected.

He’s serving a life sentence for the kidnap and murder of 5 year old April in Wales in October 2012.

Bridger, who was born in Carshalton and lived in Wallington until his late teens, was slashed across the face with a blade in July last year and has been left with a scar.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Sutton Police Take Measures To Maintain Borough Safety Rating
Police in Sutton have launched a major, summer-time crackdown on criminals - and are seeking the help of residents.

They’ve released photos of 3 named offenders - Frank Dickson, James Hensby and Scott Matthews, who’re wanted for crimes in Wallington and Sutton.

And they’ve distributed 9,000 booklets featuring CCTV images of 24 people they want to identify and speak to in connection with a variety of crimes.

A police spokesman said this unprecedented action is to help maintain the borough’s No 1 position in the Met Police for the lowest number of unresolved offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Coombe's students are jumping for joy

Jubilant Sixth Form students celebrated another record breaking year at Coombe Sixth Form as A Level results were revealed this morning.

Remarkable results were achieved by top performing students, led by Coombe Sixth Form Head Boy and Coombe Boys’ School graduate Alex Mackie who achieved an impressive 3 A* and 1 A grade securing his place to read Law at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.

In addition to bucking the national trend in the awarding of higher grades, Coombe Sixth Form reports a substantial 31% increase in students who achieved straight A*and A grades.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A-Level results revealed today
The pass rate for A Levels has fallen for the first time in over 30 years.

0.1% fewer candidates got a grade A* to E this summer.

But the proportion of top results awarded has gone up again - the number of A-stars handed out this year was up 8-point-2 percent.

We were at Tolworth Girls School and Sixth Form as these students got their results.

The school also added:

We are a truly inclusive sixth form and are delighted that the aspiration we have for our students has been realised. There has been a marked increase in the number of our students taking up Medical Sciences and highly competitive degree places. The number of students accepted into the Russell group and onto their first choice Universities places has also increased significantly.

There has also been an increase in the number of A*/A grades and the number of students achieving all A and A*grades at A level has also been most impressive. We are also very pleased that a number of students eligible for UCAS Adjustment to improve their offers has increased. All of our students at all abilities have experienced success.

There has been a fantastic atmosphere at the school today, the school has exceeded its targets and the vast majority of our students have exceeded their expectations.

It has been an outstanding morning, our staff and our students have worked so hard to achieve these results and we are so pleased that we have been able to enable them to move to the next stage of their lives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Young defender set for Fulham move
Fulham are set to sign young Argentinean centre back Tiago Casasola.

The 19 year old is currently at Boca Juniors, where he’s yet to break into the first team.

He’s posted on Twitter that he’s heading to London “more than happy” and hopes that everything works out to let him “fulfil a dream.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Accusation Of Historical Sex Abuse Against Late MP
A woman has claimed she was raped at the age of four by a senior Tory MP who was one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest allies.

48 year-old Susie Henderson has waived her right to anonymity to describe the appalling abuse she alleges was inflicted on her by Sir Nicholas Fairbairn.

The late Conservative politician’s been linked to the child abuse scandal focused on the Elm Guest House in Barnes which is threatening to engulf Westminster.

New evidence suggests Fairbairn visited the establishment at the time of an alleged paedophile ring in the 1980s.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

New Malden teenager hoping for singing success
A singer songwriter from New Malden is hoping to become the next chart sensation.

16-year-old Robyn Harvey says she’s heavily influenced by Ed Sheeran and Michael Jackson.

She’s just done her GCSEs at Coombe Girls, and says the school was largely supportive of her singing career.

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

Second Man Charged Over Wimbledon Burglary
A second man’s been charged this morning in connection with a violent burglary in Wimbledon.

Officers responded within minutes of a 999 call at the house in King’s Road on Monday night and arrested two men wearing balaclavas – two others had run off.

A 55-year-old man was viciously assaulted and is currently in a South London hospital receiving treatment for a fractured eye socket and multiple facial injuries.

The 23 year old polish national was charged with Grevious Bodily Harm and aggravated burglary and will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Clearing may be option after A-Level results
Teenagers across the country are getting their A-Level results today.

While many will be celebrating, some people won’t have got the results needed to get into their chosen university.

If you haven’t got the grades you wanted, you may have to go through Clearing to get into higher education.

Renisha Robin went through clearing to get into Kingston University last year.

You can listen to our interview with Renisha and Clearing expert Dr Andy Homer here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Wimbledon school set for success

For the second year in a row, King’s College School, Wimbledon looks set to be the top school in the UK
for top grades at A level or IB.

With its biggest ever cohort of 190 boys and girls studying the International Baccalaureate, King’s boys and girls achieved 52.3% of all higher level grades at level 7.

This is equated by universities, league tables and schools to the sought-after A* at A level.

Nationally only about 9% of candidates gain an A* at A level.

76 members of the sixth form have scored 42 points or more (out of 45).

Of these, 23 girls and boys have been awarded 44 points or more, placing them in the top percentage of the international cohort for the IB worldwide.

For the third year running, King’s has achieved an average point score across all pupils of over 40 points.

The higher level 7/6 percentage, typically compared to A*/A at A level, stands today at 86.8%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

TWICKENHAM: Police have declared a major incident following a suspected gas leak

Many roads are closed off including King Street, Cross Deep and A310 London Road.

The fire brigade is on the scene.

There are no reports of any injuries.

It's thought the leak was caused by a drilling builder working near Boots - some shops and homes have been evacuated.

Road works were already being carried out by Richmond Council on the street, at the junction with York Street and London Road.

Stay tuned to 107.8fm Jackie for the latest travel News.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Police appeal after sexual assault in Thornton Heath
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Thornton Heath.

The attack happened in July, as the woman, in her mid-20s, walked in Ecclestone Road from Thornton Heath station.

She was grabbed from behind by a male who forced her to the floor before sexually assaulting her.

The suspect is described as black, about 16, of slim build and about 5 ft 4 tall with a red cap, red top and blue jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Woman cleared of funding terrorism
A woman's been cleared of funding terrorism - despite being caught with 20-thousand Euros in her underwear.

Nawal Msaad was acting on behalf of 27 year-old Amal El-Wahabi, whose British husband's believed to be fighting in Syria.

She was arrested trying to board a flight to Turkey from Heathrow Airport in January.

She's been convicted of arranging to send him the money, using Miss Msaad as a courier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Weybridge home on sale for over £17 million
One of the UK’s most expensive homes has gone on the market for a whopping £17.5 million. . . and, it’s right on our doorstep.

Furze Croft in Weybridge is fit for a King, boasting plenty of space with its eight bedrooms and 1.74 acres of landscaped grounds.

The property is in the prestigious and highly expensive St George's Hill estate.

But it’s not all good news.

The mansion has received criticism from some who say they are being priced out of the area – and the only people who can afford these kind of properties, are foreign investors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

New Wimbledon Theatre statement after Robin Williams' death
There are reports Robin Williams had serious money problems before taking his own life.

The 63 year old apparently told friends he was trying to sell his California ranch to raise much needed funds.

He also had severe depression – but managed to hide it publically.

One of his last live performances in the UK was at the New Wimbledon Theatre in 2008.

They sent us this statement earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Plane From Heathrow Forced To Abort Flight
A British Airways plane from Heathrow to Calgary was forced to abort its flight after smoke was discovered in the cockpit.

The captain of the Boeing 767, which departed just after 5.30pm yesterday, requested a priority landing following the emergency.

Cabin crew on board Flight 103 saw the smoke as the jet flew over Liverpool; it then turned back to Heathrow.

The aeroplane landed safely and all passengers disembarked as normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Addlestone burglary
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Addlestone.

It’s believed offenders forced entry through a door at the rear of the house in Crockford Park Road on Monday afternoon.

Two men were seen coming out of the driveway before heading into Darley Close, where it’s thought they left the area in a car.

The first suspect is white, between 20 and 25 around 5 foot 8 tall, with a medium build, with an orange ‘Le Creuset’ canvas bag.

The second suspect is white, of similar age and height, and could possibly be Eastern European, and is thought to be wearing a dark wig.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Man found dead in Kingston
A 26-year-old man has been found dead at his home in Kingston.

Both the police and London Ambulance were called to a property in Denmark Road at about 10 o’clock yesterday evening.

Police say the death is non-suspicious and the man’s next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Valuable tools stolen in Esher
Detectives are appealing for information after a large amount of valuable tools were stolen from a car in Esher.

Screwdrivers, wire cutters, spanners and a gas torch were among the items stolen last month from the black Renault Laguna in Hinchley Way.

Police have released CCTV footage of two men they’d like to speak to who were seen in the area at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Arrest at Stoneleigh Library
A man was arrested in Stoneleigh Library yesterday.

Police were called to the library yesterday to reports of a man being verbally abusive to members of the public and staff.

The 32-year-old from Lambeth was arrested on suspicion of using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment.

He’s since been released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Chelsea manager decided on goalkeeper
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he's decided on his first choice goalkeeper - but he won't reveal who it is yet.

Highly rated Belgian Thibaut Courtois played in last night's friendly win over Real Sociedad.

But Petr Cech is still at the club, too - and has been the number one for a decade.

Mourinho says he's made up his mind who will start their Premier League opener against Burnley on Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Chiswick Beauty Salon Owners Fined
The owners of two beauty salons in Chiswick High Road, have been prosecuted after using unlicensed staff to perform treatments on clients.

Hien Thi Nguyen, of JK Nails, and Tannaz Mohammadzadeh, of Pampering Palace, were taken to court by Hounslow council.

Beauty businesses must apply for a special treatment licence to reduce the risk to the public of injury or infection from blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis B.

Both cases were heard at Feltham Magistrates Court and the salon owners were fined and ordered to pay costs and victim surcharges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Violent Burglary In Wimbledon
Police have released an image of the injuries sustained by the victim of an aggravated burglary in Wimbledon.

The 55 year-old was violently assaulted when he opened the door to his home on Kings Road at around 10pm on Monday and faced three masked men.

Two residents who were upstairs at the time were able to call 999 and police arrived within minutes arresting two of the suspects - the third made off on foot.

The injured man is currently in a South London hospital undergoing eye surgery – his condition is described as life-changing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A reward is being offered after a man was found with serious head injuries in Walton-on-the-Hill
Crimestoppers is offering a £2,000 reward after a man received serious head injuries in Walton-on-the-Hill.

The man was found lying injured in the middle of Breech lane on the 20th of July at around 12.30am.

A previous appeal revealed the victim had an altercation and a chase on foot with another male.

The victim was taken to ST George’s hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Surrey Police on 101.

Please note information passed directly to the police will not be eligible for the reward offer from Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Accident on the A3 Northbound at Painshill Junction

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A3 Northbound at the Painshill junction in Cobham.

A black Golf GTI collided with the central reservation just after 2.30pm on the 12th August.

All four occupants of the car have been taken to ST George’s Hospital in Tooting.

The driver in his late 40s was air lifted to hospital by air ambulance and is in a serious condition.

Anyone with information should contact the Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Carbon monoxide leak in Twickenham
20 firefighters were called to a carbon monoxide leak in Twickenham today.

It happened at half past 3 this morning in a flat above a shop in Richmond Road, and six people were evacuated from nearby homes.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the shops and flats until the carbon monoxide readings were no longer at a high level.

The leak is being investigated by the gas authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Drug dealer finally jailed

A drug dealer from Hounslow, on the run since February 2013, has finally been jailed for money laundering and supplying drugs.

42 year old Howard Blackman evaded the police and immigration authorities but was caught when information provided from a BBC Crimewatch appeal narrowed down his whereabouts.

He was sentenced to five years and three months for drugs supply and money laundering at Woolwich Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Hollywood is mourning the loss of one of its own today
Actor and Comic genius Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Met Police FC at home tonight
Met Police FC play their first home league game of the season tonight at Imber Court.

They face Hendon in a 7.45pm kick off in the Ryman Premier League.

Met lost their first league game on Saturday away at Maidstone so will be looking for a more positive result tonight.

Manager Jim Cooper reckons it will be a tough game as Hendon won at the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Missing Person Last Seen At St Peter's
Surrey Police is continuing to appeal for help to trace a man who went missing from a hospital in Chertsey several days ago.

42 year-old James Phelan was last seen in the Accident and Emergency department at St Peter's Hospital at 7pm on Friday.

Mr Phelan has medical issues and officers remain extremely concerned for his welfare.

He’s described as white, 6ft 1 tall, of a slim build with dark brown hair which is receding at the front and collar-length at the back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Croydon Police put out image of wanted man
Police in Croydon are releasing an image of a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

It’s after 31 year old Neil Brooker failed to keep the license on his release.

He is thought to be staying in the Camberwell Green and Walworth road areas.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Chelsea departure
Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin has left the club on loan.

The German will spend the season at Italian side Fiorentina.

The 25-year-old spent last year on loan at Sevilla, where he won the Europa League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

A Man From Tooting Detained In US Prison
A British man sentenced by a US court to time already served after admitting terrorism offences, has still not been released.

According to his family 34 year old Syed Talha Ahsan, who’s from Tooting, should be home after being sentenced last month for aiding terrorists.

Ahsan, who has Asperger's syndrome, was extradited to the US in 2012 after spending six years in high-security prisons in the UK awaiting trial.

He was never charged in Britain, but US prosecutors accused him and Babar Ahmad also from Tooting, of running now the defunct pro-jihadist website, Azzam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

War memorial unveiled in Isleworth

A war memorial honouring the 55 people who lost their lives in Isleworth during the Second World War was formally unveiled on Saturday.

The memorial, at Village Green in North Street,was unveiled by Hounslow Councillor Sue Sampson, cabinet member for communities and ward member for Isleworth, and John Roach, a resident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Police Appeal After Serious Accident In Esher
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious accident in Esher this morning.

A white dropside lorry collided with a Honda motorbike on the Portsmouth Road near the junction of Littleworth Common Road shortly after 8am.

The motorcycle rider, suffered serious injuries to his pelvis and torso and was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

His injuries are currently believed to be life changing but not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

PCSO helps choking teenager in Carshalton
A PCSO has saved a 17-year-old from choking in a Carshalton street.

Vanessa Lewis spotted Paul White looking distressed and coughing continually in Wrythe Lane earlier this month.

She realised he needed help, and carried out a series of abdominal thrusts, dislodging the item stuck in his throat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

These boots are made for walking

Two men from Richmond are preparing to put on their walking boots and stroll over 50 miles . . . . . for charity.

Dave Price and Andrew Menniss, who are colleagues in Richmond, will start their trek to Lewes, near Brighton, next week.

They want to raise as much as they can for children’s hospice Shooting Star Chase, and third world water supplier Just a Drop.

Dave tells us how they have been preparing for the challenge.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

YMCA London South West to be featured on this week’s Undercover Boss

The popular TV series Undercover Boss will feature YMCA London South West tonight.

In the episode Bims Alalade, Senior Director of HR at YMCA England, goes undercover to investigate how a recent funding crisis is affecting the largest and oldest youth charity in the world.

Whilst undercover, Bims – or ‘Abby’ as is her alias on the show – also visits YMCA London South West’s centre in Wimbledon.

YMCAs across England decided to take part in Undercover Boss after feedback from colleagues at YMCA Canada and YMCA Australia who had very positive experiences when they took part in their equivalent programmes in 2011 and 2013.

It is hoped that the episode will highlight the impact of funding cuts and the challenges they bring for the charity sector, as well as to present some inspirational staff and volunteer stories which will hopefully help viewers get a better understanding of the vital work that YMCA does.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Cyclist posthumously raises almost £26,000 for Woking Hospice
Kris Cook, who died after collapsing during the RideLondon event through London and Surrey, has posthumously raised almost £26,000 for his chosen charity.

The 36 year old had a cardiac arrest at Newlands Corner, near Guildford, during the RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday.

Statement from Woking Hospice:

It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of Mr Kris Cook, a supporter and fundraiser for the charities.

Mr Cook (36) was cycling in the Prudential Ride London cycle event raising sponsorship funds for the Hospices.

He was taken ill during his cycle ride and after receiving medical attention on the route he was transferred to hospital where his death was later confirmed after further attempts to revive him.

Speaking about the news, Chief Executive Nigel Harding said: “This is a real tragedy and Kris’s death has shocked us all. We had almost 40 people cycling on our behalf yesterday and we are most grateful to them all but the death of Kris has inevitably cast a long shadow over the proceedings. All our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time and we will try to offer them any support we can.”

Kris was part of a group of 12 friends riding together raising money for Woking Hospice. His mother said that he had died doing something he loved and welcomed donations in Kris’s memory to his Woking Hospice fundraising page on Just Giving
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Distraction Burglary In Sutton
A man claiming to be a window cleaner has stolen £150 in cash from a 90 year-old woman in Sutton.

The victim allowed the man into her home on Friday at around 6pm as he claimed he was collecting money for cleaning her windows.

He made a remark about a dirty window and while the woman was distracted he took the money from her bag and left.

He’s described as white, young, of small build and wearing light-coloured clothing - he was seen to ride off on a bicycle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Runnymede Council celebrating GPS success
Runnymede Council says it now has 15 people using its GPS Location Service since its launch in February.

Among them is 4-year-old Lilly from Egham who has autism.

Lilly mother’s Rachel Atkins says that as her daughter has a tendency to wander off, where they could visit was previously limited.

She added that since using the device, she’s been table to take Lilly to place she previously wouldn’t have been able to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Garage owner fined after dumping tyres in Waddon
A garage owner has been ordered to pay nearly £7,000 after dumping tyres and old car parts.

39-year-old Ramiz Laci from Croydon appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to two offences.

The illegal tipping was caught on camera twice by people living at Duppas Court in Waddon.

They took photographs after previously spotting trade waste being offloaded from Laci’s van into their bin shed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

Donations Urged For Woking Hospice After Cyclist Dies In Charity Race
The partner of a cyclist who died during a charity bike ride has urged people to donate in his memory.

36-year-old Kris Cook had a heart attack at Newlands Corner near Guildford, during the RideLondon Surrey 100 on Sunday.

More than 25-thousand pounds has been raised on his Just Giving page for Woking Hospice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Epsom woman jailed for 20 months
A woman from Epsom has been sent to prison for 20 months for a number of offences.

It’s after Gemma Davies blighted the lives of her neighbours within weeks of moving to their community.

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to 13 charges, including five thefts, two burglaries and four counts of child neglect at Guildford Crown Court.

The thefts included stealing purses when making phone calls at neighbours’ homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Richmond based charity reveals relationship statistics
25 percent of Londoners admit they’ve had an affair.

That’s according to new research revealed today by relationships charity London South West, after a study of 5,000 people.

But despite that, the charity, which has a centre in Richmond, says 80 percent of people in the capital have good relationships with their partners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Wimbledon meet bitter rivals in the Cup
AFC Wimbledon travel in the League Cup tonight to the club founded when Wimbledon FC left south London.

It's only the second time they've faced MK Dons, who were controversially founded around a decade ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 am  

Man charged with Reigate arson
A man has been charged in relation to a number of arsons and criminal damage offences in the Reigate and Horley areas.

Among the charges which 29-year-old David Stephens faces are;

arson at the Churchfields Bowls Club in Reigate in June and damage to two police vehicles at Reigate Town Hall in July.

He’ll appear at Guildford Magistrates Court today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am  

Monday, 11 August 2014

Two Ashford brothers attacked in Turkey

Two brothers from Ashford were stabbed on holiday in Turkey.

It’s after they rowed with a holidaymaker over sunbeds in a five star hotel.

Danny and Ben Slade were left needing hospital treatments after the incident at the Isis Hotel and spa.

It happened in a tourist resort in Bodrum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm  

Elmbridge residents being asked to remain vigilant after dodgy phone calls

Elmbridge residents are being urged to remain vigilant after attempted telephone fraud calls.

With Surrey Police urging members of the public to keep their eyes open after fraudsters have attempted to obtain bank details.

One incident saw a man in his 70's being contacted from a man claiming to be a police officer asking for his card details – to which the elderly victim refused.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

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Brothel found in Croydon
Police in Croydon have uncovered two brothels after responding to complaints from residents.

Officers carried out intelligence checks on a home in Chatfield Road and established it was being used to a brothel.

They went to the property last month and found three Romanian women there, who admitted to being involved in the brothel.

They’ve been served with papers to leave the UK within 30 days.

After visiting the address in Croydon, they found evidence that there was a brothel operating in Norbury as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Mourinho: Chelsea have moved on from Lampard
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his club have moved on from Frank Lampard’s departure by signing Cesc Fabregas.

Mourinho has said that Lampard is the history, but Fabregas is the future, and at the moment, the future is more important.

Lampard signed for Major League Soccer side New York City in the summer, but has since returned to England, on loan at Manchester City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Former nurse at St George's hospital in Tooting trying to tackle deep vein thrombosis with invention
A former nurse at both Kingston and St George’s hospitals has invented a special pouch to tackle deep vein thrombosis.

Neomi Bennett appeared on Dragons Den yesterday, unsuccessfully looking for backing.

The pouch, called “neo-slip”, goes onto the foot before tight fitting anti embolism stockings.

It’s been recognised in the Patient Safety Awards and Nursing Times, and is stocked in some pharmacies in Tooting, Mitcham and Streatham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Heathrow-Bound Plane Forced To U-Turn
A passenger described as ‘out of control’ has forced a Virgin Atlantic flight bound for Heathrow to make a U-turn.

Flight VS201 was just 90 minutes into its journey from Hong Kong this morning when it had to turn back after a 26 year old identified as Robert became disruptive.

He was arrested for violating aviation ordnance when the plane landed, and was taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Surrey Cabinet Member Praises Participants Of The Cycle Race
A Surrey County Council Cabinet Member’s delighted the wind and rain didn't stop nearly 21,000 cyclists turning out for yesterday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Helyn Clack said it was magnificent watching Sir Bradley Wiggins and waves of avid amateurs ride through Surrey's stunning scenery on a route made even tougher by the weather.

The ballot for next year’s event opens online next Monday and it will be held on the 1st and 2nd of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Tank full of crocodiles in Croydon among wildlife crimes revealed
A series of wildlife crimes in London have been revealed in a new map, compiled by the Wildlife Crime unit and charity World Animal Protection.

It’s been created using data from Scotland Yard’s Wildlife Crime Unit.

Officers found a makeshift tank full of West African dwarf crocodiles, capable of tearing limbs off a human, in a house in Croydon.

Richmond was the borough with the highest number of wildlife offences, with 26 cases between February and July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Cyclist died during RideLondon
It’s been confirmed that a cyclist died during yesterday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

36-year-old Kris Cook collapsed at Newlands Corner from a cardiac arrest, and died at hospital despite attempts to revive him.

He was part of a group of 12 riders raising money for Woking Hospice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

'Would-Be Thief 'Sentenced
A would-be thief seen acting suspiciously in Fetcham and later found hiding in a bush by a Surrey Police dog team has been sent to prison for nine months.

41 year-old Paul Golding was spotted behind a parked car in Links Brow in the early hours of the 21st of November last year – he ran off when a vehicle approached.

He discarded a torch, leather gloves and a screwdriver as he ran and was found to have a crowbar and boltcutters in the boot of his car.

Golding, who’s from Essex, was sentenced on Thursday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Fulham fan gets brilliant letter from club before wedding
A football fan has received a letter reminding him of his true love before his wedding.

27-year-old Mark Wilby got a letter from Fulham wishing him many happy years with his new wife Lisa.

The club added that Lisa was almost perfect, but she supported QPR, before signing off with “Fulham Football Club, your true love.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 am  

Cloned dog now living in Battersea
Britain’s first cloned dog has arrived in the UK.

Mini Winnie was created from DNA from 12-year-old Winnie Senior by Korean scientists and was planted in a surrogate mum.

The dachshund was born in April this year, and on Saturday travelled to live with her owner Rebecca Smith in her home in Battersea.

Rebecca told the Sun she’s planning to marry next year and will have both Mini Winnie and Winnie Senior as bridesmaids.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Heathrow has Its Busiest Month Ever
Heathrow said passenger numbers hit a record high in July as it reiterated its argument for expansion.

The UK's busiest airport said passenger numbers totalled nearly 7 million passengers last month, up 0.5% on July 2013.

The airport’s is at the centre of a long running debate over expanding the UK's airport capacity.

The Airports Commission is due deliver its report after 2015 once its considered all the options.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Seamers register big win in Division Two
Surrey Seamers A have a three point lead on top of Surrey Cricket League’s Division One after the latest round of matches.

Sumith Madhusanka struck 116 to lead the Seamers to an impressive 316 for 7.

They then skittled out Norwood Exiles for 55, to win by 261 runs.

Old Thorntonians still head the Premier Division.

YRG Eagles and Ploughmans are on top in divisions two and three respectively.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Richmond backs Safer Lorries Campaign
Richmond is among several London Councils backing a ban on lorries that don’t have safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

The ban could be introduced if a Transport for London Scheme is positively received by Londoners.

The proposed ban would require lorries that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes to be fitted with side guards to protect cyclists from being dragged under the wheels if an accident happens.

The Safer Lorries Campaign London-wide consultation began on July 29th and runs until September 22nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Stekelenburg fully committed to new club
Maarten Stekelenburg says he’s going to “fully give himself” for his new club Monaco.

That’s after he joined on a season-long loan from Fulham.

The goalkeeper had been criticised by Fulham manger Felix Magath for not being committed to the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Brentford drugs maker trialling ebola vaccine
The drugs maker GlaxoSmithKline, whose headquarters are in Brentford, says it's about to start a clinical trial of an experimental vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.

The world's worst outbreak of Ebola has killed nearly a-thousand people in West Africa - and there's currently no proven cure or vaccine to prevent infection.

The World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Parents of boy who died in Chertsey floods reaffirm cover-up belief
The parents of a seven-year-old boy who died in floods in Chertsey have reaffirmed their view that there’s a cover up over his death.

In June, Surrey Police said that a post-mortem revealed Zane Gbangbola’s cause of death to be carbon dioxide poisoning.

But Zane’s father Kye and mother Nicole have told the Mail on Sunday that they believe it was cyanide gas that killed their son.

They say the pathologist was told not to test Zane’s blood for hydrogen cyanide – which disappears from the body within 48 hours.

Before the post-mortem results were revealed, Kye said he believed the authorities were trying to stop him from finding out what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Thames Water site failure affecting Fulham, Chelsea and Hammersmith
Some homes in parts of South West London are currently without water because of a failure at one of Thames Water’s sites.

The water supplier says it’s doing all it can to fix the problem.

It affects some properties in Fulham, Chelsea and Hammersmith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Homes in Ealing left without water
Homes in part of west London were left without water this morning because of a burst main.

Part of Ealing Broadway - including the shopping centre - has been closed as firefighters help Thames Water to clear the flooding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Ablinger and Darke win handcycle races
British handcyclist Karen Darke has won the women’s Prudential RideLondon HandCycle Classic.

She finished the race, which started in Kingston, in 45 minutes and 52seconds - 40 seconds ahead of Paralympic and World champion Sandra Graf.

In the men’s race, Walter Ablinger from Austria came out victorious with a time of 39 minutes and 19 seconds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Man injured after Chessington accident
A man’s been taken to hospital with a broken leg after an accident in Chessington.

Police were called to reports of a car colliding with a bollard just before 1pm at the junction of Cox Lane and Jubilee Way.

The air ambulance attended and the fire brigade cut the man, who was originally thought to be in a life-threatening condition, out of his car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Free companionship for vulnerable people in Hounslow
Vulnerable people in Hounslow could get regular free visits from a companion to help prevent loneliness.

The scheme is organized by a private care provider and is the first in the country to offer the service.

The aim is to spot, and address, early signs of problems or illnesses a person could be facing.

Bluebird Care are contracted by Social services and GPs to deliver care in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Crime Summit in Spelthorne
Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting residents to a Spelthorne Crime Summit in September.

The aim is to give people a platform to share their views on crime and policing in their area.

The summit will involve local decision making authorities including the Council, Surrey Police, the County Council and the Crime Commissioner's Office.

The event will happen on the 4th and residents wanting to go should register at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Wedding bells for Raynes Park Ride London cyclists
A couple from Raynes Park made a short detour off the RideLondon cycle route to get married in Richmond Park.

Gary Watson and Lisa Russell made a stop at Pembroke Lodge for a short service before cycling off to finish the race.

After winning a place in the cycle event earlier this year they decided it would be a perfect day to tie the knot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Surrey film to premiere
A new movie filmed largely in Reigate, Redhill and Coulsdon is to premiere later this month.

Danny Patrick’s The Best Years features Martin Kemp and is set in Northern Ireland, after peace is declared after years of troubles.

Many of the interior shots were filmed around Surrey, including in TRG Vehicle Hire in Coulsdon.

The premiere is at the Harlequin Theatre on the 22nd August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Bus passes at libraries in Surrey
Thousands of older people in Surrey are now getting their bus passes from libraries.

It’s part of an ongoing council scheme that aims to offer more services at convenient venues.

Staff at 23 branches can check eligibility, help fill out the online application and take the required photo.

So far this year staff at library’s have helped more than 11,000 people get their passes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Ride London event shortened by 14 miles

Organisers of RideLondon have shortened the 100-mile race because heavy rain is predicted.

They have reduced the length by 14 miles following information from the Met Office - missing out the section covering Leith Hill and Box Hill.

Thousands of cyclists are expected to take part as roads along the route between London are Surrey are closed to traffic.

Meanwhile, the faster riders are already returning through Kingston (9.15am).

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