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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Seagulls see off the Bees

Brentford have lost their third consecutive match.

They wee beaten 2-0 by Brighton at Griffin Park in the FA Cup third round.

The Manager Mark Warburton says the result didn't match the performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Man from Coulsdon splashes out on medieval mansion
A former car mechanic from Coulsdon has swapped his semi detached home in for a five million pound medieval mansion in Kent.

The 41 year old whose name is Neil Trotter won 105 million on the lottery.

Instead of a busy suburban road he now looks out onto 400 acres of land with it’s own lake and is planning on buying a number of supercars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

London trials Men-only antenatal classes
London is piloting a new scheme that offers men-only relationship classes around the time of a baby's birth.

It’s to encourage young dads to be more involved as their kids grow up.

The Department for Work and Pensions says London’s a top choice for the classes due to the areas high rates of lone parent households.

Research claims 16-year-olds today are more likely to own a smart phone than live with their fathers.

Ministers say a fathers' absence can only have a negative effect on society.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Fulham boss looking to avoid three straight defeats
Fulham take on Wolves in the FA Cup at Craven Cottage today.

It comes after the Whites have lost their last two games, to Bournemouth and Brighton.

Boss Kit Symons says it's important to not have a third straight defeat.

You can listen to Kit Symons' pre-match press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

SW London football preview
The third round of the FA Cup continues today.

Both Fulham and Brentford are at home to fellow Championship clubs, with the Whites playing Wolves and the Bees facing Brighton.

Those games kick off at 3 o'clock.

Chelsea, QPR and Crystal Palace all play tomorrow, while AFC Wimbledon are at home to Liverpool on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Support to quit smoking
Five west London Councils have united to help smokers kick the habit.

Richmond, Kingston, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham are funding a free advice service for its residents.

They want to help people keep their New year’s resolution to give up. Smoking not only causes cancer but also damages bones, muscles, brain, teeth and eyes.

More information can be found on the Kick It website ( or by ringing 020 3434 2500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

Plans for Heathrow on exhibition
Proposals for the extension of runways at Heathrow Airport will be on available to the public in an exhibition touring Spelthorne during January.

The Heathrow Hub Team will be on hand to discuss the plans prior to the closure of the Airport Commission’s consultation on the 3rd of February.

The exhibition will be at the Wraysbury Village Hall on the 14th of January, at Colnbrook Village Hall on the 20th and Stanwell Moor Village Hall on the 24th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 am  

Friday, 2 January 2015

Magna Carta boat pageant open for registration
Organisers have announced that a Magna Carta 800th anniversary boat pageant is open for registration.

In June, a flotilla of boats will sail in a two-day relay from Hurley riverside in Berkshire to Runnymede Pleasure Ground in Egham.

The pageant will recount the story and carry a copy of the Magna Carta created by children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

All patients on same flight as ebola nurse contacted
All UK-based passengers who came from Casablanca to Heathrow on the same flight as a nurse who's being treated for ebola have now been contacted.

Public Health England says it's offered advice and reassurance.

Health Protection Scotland's also contacted everyone on Pauline Cafferkey's onward flight to Glasgow.

She's in a specialist unit in London after contracting the virus in Sierra Leone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm  

Chelsea goalkeeper set to leave
Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is set to leave Stamford Bridge when the transfer window opens tomorrow.

That’s according to the Telegraph, which says he’s set to join Leicester on a deal that runs until the end of next season.

The 42-year-old Australian joined Chelsea in 2013, after spending five seasons at Fulham.

He’s played 12 times for the Blues and is currently third choice in goal, behind Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

McLaren driver possible Mercedes target
Mercedes Chief Toto Wolff says Fernando Alonso would top their driver shortlist for 2016 if they couldn’t agree a contract extension with Lewis Hamilton.

Alonso has only just recently joined Woking-based McLaren, but the exact length of his contract isn’t known.

Hamilton, who clinched his second F1 Drivers’ Championship last year, has entered the final 12 months of his contract, and is yet to agree a new deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Fulham manager talks up Dembele
Moussa Dembele will have a big role to play in the rest of Fulham's season.

That's according to manager Kit Symons.

The French youngster has just signed a contract extension until the summer of 2016.

Symons says he will be an influential player for the Whites.

You can listen to Kit Symons' press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm  

Rise in calls to SECAMB
More than 50,000 emergency calls were received by ambulance control staff in the South East during the last two weeks of the year.

Secamb says on average about 3,000 calls were made every day.

More than 2,700 calls - a rise of about 500 on 2013 - were received over a 24 hour period on New Year's Eve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

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Symons rubbishes reports midfielder could leave
Fulham manager Kit Symons has rubbished reports that Lasse Vigen Christensen could leave the club in the transfer window.

The Danish midfielder has been influential since breaking into the first team this season, and has been linked with Aston Villa.

But Symons says there’s no way the 20-year-old will leave Craven Cottage.

You can listen to Kit Symons' press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Sunken treasure stolen in Sunbury
Surrey Police is appealing for information after historical sunken treasure was stolen in Sunbury.

An antique wooden wall plaque was reported missing between the 4th and 17th December from a home in Batavia Road.

The plaque was recovered from The Princess Alice, a wooden paddle-steamer, that sank in the Thames in 1878, and has remained in the family ever since.

It’s circular in shape, with a carved face of Princess Alice in the centre, and is approximately five inches thick and one foot in diameter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Kingston one of most active boroughs in London for swimming
Kingston has the second highest rate of adults swimming compared to other London boroughs.

That's according to new research by Diabetes UK.

With 10.3% of adults in the borough swimming once a week, it's only behind Westminster, where 11.2% swim regularly.

Richmond is in seventh place, while Sutton is in eighth – Ealing came last with only 4.8%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Institute of Cancer Research tests 3D printers
3D printing is being tested by the Royal Marsden as a method of fixing optimum treatment doses for individual cancer patients.

Replica models of the tumour and surrounding organs are printed out, treated and monitored to mimic the likely effects of radiotherapy on each patient.

It could mean, radiotherapy targeting a tumour with a dose high enough to kill cancer cells while keeping healthy tissue safe.

The phantoms are made from plastic and based on scans taken during the patient’s treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Unsung Mental health heroes wanted
Nick Clegg’s calling on people to nominate unsung mental health heroes in their local area.

One in four people will have mental health problems this year but for many, the stigma and discrimination makes it hard to seek the support they need.

The Deputy Prime Minister says he wants to challenge the taboos surrounding mental illness and recognise those whose passion and commitment have helped someone get through their darkest days.

The winning nominees will be invited to a ceremony in London in February, to mark ‘Time to Talk Day’- showing mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.

If you’d like to nominate someone for the Local Mental Health Hero Award go to: and complete the nomination form online
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Train Travel from Croydon needs improvement
Oyster card Commuters from Croydon get almost a third shaved off their daily travel charges from today.

It means a four pound 90p reduction in cost for travelling in zone 1 to 5.

People using the off peak travel card from Croydon get a £2.40p rise from this morning.

It’s part of today’s national rise in fares, which means most people in England will be paying an extra 2 percent on travel.

But Croydon Central’s MP Gavin Barwell says travelling conditions at peak times need drastic improvement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Crystal Palace to close a deal
Crystal Palace are expected to officially announce Alan Pardew as manager later today.

Keith Millen took charge for the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa in the Premier League, though Pardew watched from the stands.

Millen believes the club's former midfielder has all the attributes to guide the club to safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 am  

Surprise start to the the New Year for Chelsea
Chelsea and Manchester City are effectively joint-leaders of the Premier League this morning.

They've got identical records - the same points, goal-difference and goals scored - after varying results on New Year's Day.

Chelsea suffered an astonishing 5-3 loss at Tottenham, while City won 3-2 at home to Sunderland.

If the competition ended today, the champions would be decided via a play-off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am  

Clapham man charged with robbery
A man from Clapham arrested after he was detained by members of the public following a bank robbery in Petts Wood, in south east London on Wednesday has been charged.

Thirty-five-year-old Marlon Noble will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court charged with robbery and firearms offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Tesco win appeal for New Haw store
Residents in New Haw are outraged after a decision by Runnymede Council refusing Tesco permission to build a store in the borough was overturned.

On Monday the Planning Inspectorate reversed the decision after the supermarket giant appealed.

The planned store in Woodham Lane had attracted strong opposition with a petition receiving more than 4-thousand signatures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am  

Chelsea stunned on New Years Day
In Premier League action on the first day of the New Year Chelsea were stunned 5-3 by Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

The Blues now have an identical record to rivals Manchester City and only top the table because of alphabetical order.

It’s the first time Chelsea have conceded four goals or more under Jose Mourinho’s management.

Elsewhere Crystal Palace drew nil-all with Aston Villa while QPR and Swansea ended 1-all at Loftus Road.

In the Conference Woking were held to a 1-all draw at home to Eastleigh.

Staines Town’s miserable season continued; they went down 3-nil to Basingstoke at Wheatsheaf Park in the Conference South.

In the Ryman League Kingstonian drew 1-all at VCD Athletic, Hampton and Richmond drew 2-all with Met Police while Leatherhead lost 4-1 at Dulwich Hamlet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 am  

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Dumped puppies successfully rehomed
Seven puppies found dumped at a roadside in Chertsey before Christmas have successfully been rehomed.

The litter of two-month-old black and brown mongrels, was left shivering in a laundry basket in Hardwick lane.

A passer-by took them to the Old Windsor Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, have all been rehomed successfully.

It’s thought they were bred as Christmas presents, but failed to sell so were disposed of.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Draws for QPR and Crystal Palace
QPR have dropped to 16th in the Premier League after drawing 1-1 with Swansea at Loftus Road.

A late goal from Swansea’s Wilfred Bony cancelled out Leroy Fer’s opener.

Meanwhile Crystal Palace are still in the bottom three after drawing 0-0 at Aston Villa, a game which was watched by Alan Pardew, who looks set to be named the new Palace manager.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Return for Fulham midfielder
Fulham have recalled midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe from his loan spell at Blackburn.

The 22-year-old made 17 appearances at Ewood Park, scoring once.

He’s only played three times for Fulham since signing from Manchester United last January, and has also spent time on loan at Wigan.

His first game back at Craven Cottage could come on the 10th of January against Cardiff, as he isn’t available to play against Wolves on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Button marries long-term partner
Former Formula One World Champion Jenson Button has married long-term partner lingerie model Jessica Michibata.

The driver for Woking-based McLaren confirmed the news on Twitter after speculation the pair had married in Hawaii.

The 34-year-old wrote ‘Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button!! We’re excited to see in the New Year with family and loved ones.”

Their marriage comes after McLaren announced last month they were retaining Button alongside new signing Fernando Alonso for the 2015 season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Kingstonian planning to leave Kingsmeadow
Kingstonian have announced plans to move away from Kingsmeadow, their home for the past 25 years.

It comes as speculation’s increased recently that Chelsea could buy the ground if AFC Wimbledon move to Plough Lane.

A statement from the club’s chairmen says buying the stadium isn’t a possibility, and the best option is to find somewhere better suited to the needs and income of the club.

They added that they hope to get ‘significant support’ from Kingston Council in finding a new location for the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Premier League preview
Despite the FA Cup third round starting this weekend, all 20 Premier League teams are in action today.

Jackie's Thomas McIlroy looks ahead to the three games involving teams from South West London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Skiier looks back at 2014
Four time winter Olympian and alpine skier from Hampton Court Chemmy Alcott, who retired this year, looks back at her 2014.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Three men jailed to have cases sent to Court of Appeal
Three men jailed for life for murder are to have their cases sent to the Court of Appeal after another man admitted wielding the murder weapon.

Prabaskaran Kannan was stabbed to death in Tooting in 2007.

Aziz Miah, Asif Kumbay and Kirush Nanthakumar were jailed in 2008 but Vabeesan Sivarajah, who was convicted with them, has said he held the knife.

Sivarajah from Streatham was ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission has now referred the case to the Court of Appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Man remanded in custody after fatal collision in Croydon
A man charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop following a fatal collision in Croydon has been remanded in custody.

A motorcyclist died in the collision in London Road on Monday.

24 year old Mohammed Asim from Croydon will re-appear in court on January 14th.

A 23-year-old woman arrested has been bailed pending further enquires to a date in early February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Redknapp looking to bring in new strikers
QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he's keen to bring in new strikers as quickly as possible.

They have already shown interest in West Ham's Mauro Zarate ahead of the transfer window re-opening.

Redknapp is conscious of becoming too dependent on in-form striker Charlie Austin to keep them up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Man hospitalised after Sutton fall
A man's been taken to hospital with head injuries after apparently falling from a height in Sutton.

An air ambulance arrived at around 11 o'clock after reports of a man in his fifties injured on Sutton High Street.

He's being treated at St George's Hospital in Tooting, where he was taken as a priority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Chelsea confirm discussions with AFC Wimbledon over Kingsmeadow
Chelsea have confirmed they are in discussions with AFC Wimbledon about buying Kingsmeadow.

It's subject to the League Two side being granted planning permission to build a new stadium in Wimbledon near Plough Lane.

Under terms of the sale, Kingstonian would continue to play their games at the stadium as a tenant.

Chelsea would use the ground for games involving their youth and women's teams.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Suggested New Year's Resolutions from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are suggesting some New Year’s Resolutions for pet owners.

They advise getting your dog micro-chipped now, especially as its becoming a legal requirement in England in April 2016.

Pets should also have a collar and up to date ID tag showing your contact details - another ticket home, should your animal go missing.

Make sure your pet is neutered.

And if you’re considering getting a dog or cat in 2015, Battersea hopes you’ll choose a lovely one from a rescue centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Man charged after fatal crash in Croydon
A 24 year old man from Croydon’s been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

It’s after a collision early on Monday morning in London Road in which a 23 year-old motorcyclist died.

Mohammed Assim will appear in custody at Camberwell Magistrates Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Man in life-threatening condition after fall from department store escalator
A man remains in a life-threatening condition after falling from an escalator in a department store in Chelsea.

Emergency services were called to Peter Jones in Sloane Square yesterday afternoon where a man believed to be in his 20s had fallen.

A 28-year-old woman from Richmond said she was on the first floor when she heard a thud – she thought he’d fallen from the third or fourth floor.

Police said he had multiple injuries and that inquiries were under way to find out how it happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Chaplain to Hampton Court's Chapel Royal honoured in New Year list
Another Surrey figure who’s been honoured by the Queen is the Chaplain to the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

71 year old Reverend Canon Denis Ratliffe Mulliner has been made a Lieutenant of the Victorian order or LVO.

He’s been Chaplain since 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 am  

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Year's Honours
The following people in South West London and North Surrey have been recognised in the New Year's Honours List.


Fiona Kendrick from Tadworth, the Chair and Chief Executive Officer for Nestle UK and Ireland. For services to the food and drink industry and to skills development.


Cressida Dick, Assistant Commissioner at Met Police. For services to policing.

Fiona Ross, Professor of Primary Care Nursing and director of Research Leadership Foundation for Higher Education at Kingston University and St George's. For services to nursing.

Michael Wheeler from Oxshott, a non-executive director at the Department of Health. For services to healthcare.


William Butler-Adams, the Managing Director at Brentford-based Brompton Bicycle. For services to UK manufacturing.

Rodney Bennion from Ashtead, the former chair of the Trustees Construction Youth Trust. For services to Construction Training and the community in the South East.

Kenny Brown, Wandsworth Prison Governer. For services to HM prison service.

Jen Brzozowska from Epsom, the Head of Oil and Gas exploration. For services to oil and gas infrastructure.

Judith Evans, the former Chair of the Governing Council at St George's University. For services to higher education.

Charlotte Grobien. For charitable services to children and young people in Wandsworth, Greater London and Surrey.

James Madden, a councillor at Wandsworth Council and Neighbourhood Watch volunteer. For services to policing and community safety.

Elizabeth Tysoe from Staines, the former head of Healthcare Inspection for HM Inspector of Prisons. For services to offender health.


Carole Atkinson from Hampton Hill, a volunteer for the Met Police. For voluntary service to the community in Richmond.

Dorothy Beeson, BEM, the founder of the Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton. For services to the rescue and rehabilitation of swans.

Christine Davenport. For services to girl guiding and the community in Ashford.

Lisa Gagliani from Thames Ditton, the former chief executive of the Bright Ideas Trust. For services to young people and small business.

Jean Steer. For services to Age Concern and the community in Epsom and Ewell.

Robin Hutchinson, the man behind Surbiton Ski Sunday and a founding trustee of the Rose Theatre. For services to the arts and to the community in Surbiton and Kingston.

Atul Muru, the Executive Officer for Border Force at Heathrow Airport. For services to law enforcement.

Margaret Mead, the former chairman of Croydon Health and Wellbeing Board and the founder of Croydon Carers Support Centre. For civic and community services.

Andrew Panter, DL, from Egham. For services to charity and to the community in Berkshire.

Eleanor Paterson from Woking, a community reparation officer at Surrey Youth Justice. For services to restorative justice.


Sarah Allan, honorary secretary at Malden Golf Club sub-committee. For services to golf and charity.

Elizabeth Glendinning-Smith, treasurer at Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadet Corps. For voluntary service to the Sea Cadet Corps.

Queen's Police Medal

Steven Kershaw, Hillingdon Borough Commander .

Queen's Police Service

Peter Terry, Commander at the Met Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Thornton Heath man jailed for robbery
An 18-year-old Thornton Heath man has been jailed for two years after robbing a man in Camberwell.

Jaisha William pleaded guilty.

In June a 31-year-old man - was returning home after an evening out but as he made his way up the stairs in his block of flats Williams jumped on him from behind.

Once on the floor Williams rifled through the victim's pockets and stole his mobile phone and wallet, before running off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

High demand on NHS services in NW Surrey
NHS services in North West Surrey are experiencing very high levels of demand on A&E, 999 and out of hours services.

It’s asking patients who don’t need urgent treatment to leave these services free for those who really need them.

The A&E department at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey is experiencing particularly high levels of demand.

The ambulance service is also extremely busy and is reminding people that 999 should only be dialled in an emergency.

Lucas Hawkes Frost is from Secamb:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Police appeal for help after fatal accident in Sutton
Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Sutton.

Officers were called at around 8.30 pm on Friday to reports of a blue BMW in collision with a pedestrian on Middleton Road.

The woman, in her early 30s, was taken to St George's hospital in Tooting, where she died on Sunday.

Next of kin have been informed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Hit and run in Croydon
Detectives investigating a hit and run in Croydon have made a second arrest after a 24 year-old man handed himself in.

A motorcyclist died after being in collision with a black Lexus car on London Road at around 1am yesterday.

The driver failed to stop and the car was found abandoned nearby.

The 23-year-old male motorcyclist was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Pardew set to double salary at Selhurst Park
Alan Pardew is set to double his salary if he joins Crystal Palace.

That's according to the Mirror, which says he'll also get a bonus of around a million pounds if the Eagles avoid relegation.

The current Newcastle manager looks set to take over from Neil Warnock at Selhurst Park, after being given permission to talk to Palace.

He has strong links to the club, having spent four years playing there from 1987.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

London Ambulance Service is ready for a busy night
London Ambulance Service said it’s preparing itself for the busiest night of the year – New Year’s Eve.

At peak times last year it took more than 600 calls an hour when normally it would only take about 250.

The service is also running three alcohol recovery centres and five so called "booze buses" across London to look after people who’ve had too much to drink
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

London prepares for fireworks
A massive operation is under way to ensure London is ready for the New Year's Eve fireworks.

About 85 organisations are involved in planning the spectacle, a crew of more than 300 will set the fireworks off and about 3,000 stewards will be on hand.

The display includes 12,000 fireworks producing 50,000 projectiles to be fired from 5,500 cues.

Around 100,000 people have bought tickets priced at £10 each to watch the event along the River Thames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Margaret Thatcher concerns revealed by the National Archives
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's concerns about official responses to the 1981 Brixton riots have been made public for the first time.

Lord Scarman led an inquiry into the three days of unrest which shocked the nation.

The files, released by the National Archives, cover the period after the Report's publication.

A handwritten note by Mrs Thatcher on a summary, reads: "I'm afraid the report seems highly critical of the police."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Founder of City Link's parent company denies collapse was mishandled
The founder of City Link’s parent company has denied the firm’s collapse was mishandled.

Jon Moulton said delaying the closure over Christmas hadn’t been an option, as trading while insolvent is a criminal offence.

The company employs over 2,700 people including 132 at Heathrow airport and 22 people in Epsom

The shadow business secretary and MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, said ministers and the government should use their influence to intervene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Police continue to investigate Staines Boxing Day fire
Police are continuing investigations into the cause of a fire in Staines on Boxing Day in which a woman died.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to an address in Kings Close on Friday night after reports of a blaze.

A woman taken from the premises was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Monday, 29 December 2014

Fulham take on Mike Rigg
The Football Association's head of talent identification, Mike Rigg, has stood down from his post.

He's left the organisation to take up a position as chief football officer with Championship side Fulham.

Rigg is the latest high profile figure to leave the FA, following the exit of Club England managing director Adrian Bevington before Christmas.

General secretary Alex Horne is also quitting his role in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

Mass fight in Dorking
Three men suffered injuries, including a broken jaw and nose, after a mass fight in Dorking on Christmas Day.

Between 20 and 30 people were involved in the altercation on South Street.

Social disorder is growing on Surrey’s streets according to Mole Valley’s Neighbourhood inspector.

He says alcohol fuelled confrontations are a problem which they plan to address by deploying more officers to the streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Ebola patient flies into Heathrow
A confirmed case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Glasgow.

NHS Scotland says the patient is a healthcare worker who was helping to combat the disease in west Africa.

They were admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and have now been placed into isolation.

They returned to Scotland from Sierra Leone - travelling via Heathrow - arriving into Glasgow airport late last night.

Officials are now trying to contact people who were on the British Airways flight - a telephone helpline's been set up, the number is: 08000 858531.

Doctors say the patient has been diagnosed in the very early stages of the illness, and insist the risk to others is extremely low.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

800th anniversary of the Magna Carta celebrated
A centre to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta is to open to examine issues of personal freedom in the digital age.

Royal Holloway, which is part of the University of London is to launch the Magna Carta Doctoral Centre for Individual Freedom.

Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 in Runnymede - two miles from the University’s campus in Egham.

The Charter was a peace treaty signalling the end of a conflict between King John and the barons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Woman missing from Hounslow is found
Police have thanked the public for their help in looking for a woman missing from Hounslow.

23 year old Amber Young disappeared on the 10th of December - she has now been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

A mother writes a book on grief after her son died in the Thames
A mother has written a book on grief and mourning after suffering the loss of her teenage son in a tragic accident.

Andrea Corrie's son James died in 2005 aged 19, after he slipped on the Thames towpath in Kingston and drowned.

Following the tragedy, she campaigned successfully for the safety barrier that now flanks the river where he fell.

Andrea’s book “Into The Mourning Light” provides a message of hope for the future while working through emotions involved in coping with the loss.

Into The Mourning Light is available via Amazon priced at £8.99.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Jobs at Heathrow at risk
132 jobs at Heathrow and 22 in Epsom are among those in line to be lost as all depots of UK parcel delivery service City Link plan to close down on New Year’s Eve.

The Business Secretary and MP for Twickenham, Mr Cable has said he would meet the RMT union in the New Year for talks on a rescue plan for the collapsed company.

However, the union’s general secretary criticized this arrangement saying, "Clearly that is too late and the business will have been smashed to pieces by then.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Drain Blockage causes havoc in Ewell
A drain at in Ewell is emitting foul water onto the junction of The Ridings and Chessington Road, causing significant disruption.

Thames Water, who are yet to comment, attended yesterday, but were unable to clear the drains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Police issue warning over pet insurance
The Met Police is reminding owners of pit bull type dogs of their responsibilities.

According to the law, they are required to insure their pets, but the police were recently notified by DEFRA that over half the registered owners of prohibited dogs had failed to re-insure them.

Letters are being sent to all owners who have failed to re-insure their dogs, who will then have seven days to get the relevant cover before police take action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Polesdenopoly is the festive game on at Polesden Lacey this festive season
Polesden Lacey has become an outdoor board game over the festive period.

Named Polesdenopoly, players will gather Polesden beauty spots instead of London properties in the outdoor version of Monopoly.

Those taking part will explore the estate and carry out challenges to earn Polesden pounds.

The game is designed to be a bit of frivolous fun and a good excuse to be silly together.

It’s open daily from 10.30am till 3pm until 4th January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Fatal collision in Ashford
A teenage girl has died following a crash in Ashford.

The 13-year-old died early this morning following the crash which happened yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the Staines bound carriageway of the A30 London Road at 5pm where a black Honda Civic collided with the female pedestrian.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw the events prior to it to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Croydon Council consults local residents on poor housing crackdown plans
People across south London are being asked for their views on Croydon Council’s plans to crackdown on poor housing.

There are around 30,000 private rented properties in Croydon and the proposals aim to improve conditions for tenants.

If the scheme gets the go-ahead, landlords renting out a property without a license face fines of up to £20,000.

Residents and businesses in several neighbouring boroughs, including Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth can give feedback on the proposals.

Anyone wishing to take part has until 2nd March.

To get involved, visit or call MEL research on 0121 604 4664.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Affordable homes planned for Battersea
Wandsworth Council has announced its plans to build up to 85 new affordable homes in Battersea.

The proposals, which will be discussed in the new year, would be a mix of properties for single occupants, couples and families.

All would be offered to rent to people with links to the borough that need low cost housing.

If approved, the new homes would be built on a site in Hope Street where Battersea Sports Centre is currently based.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

New Year travel
Additional trains and coaches will run in the early hours of New Year's Day to help those celebrating get home safely.

A 7 million pound project that started on Christmas Eve will mean that no South West Trains will call at Wimbledon until early February.

There will be an amended timetable in place until Monday 5th January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Football Roundup
The busy Christmas period continues in the world of football, with most of the 92 teams in the top four leagues involved today.

Chelsea will stay at the top of the Premier League if they get at least a draw at high-flying Southampton – kick off is at 5 past 2.

In the 3 o’clock kick offs, QPR and Crystal Palace face each other – if Palace win, they’ll move out of the bottom three, overtaking the Hoops who could fall in.

In the Championship, fifth-placed Brentford could move up to third with a win at Wolves.

While in League Two, AFC Wimbledon could reach as high as 10th in the table if they beat Exeter at home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Eagles away with a caretaker in charge.
QPR will take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League this afternoon – with a caretaker in charge of the Eagles.

Rangers will be looking to keep their impressive home form going after yet another away-day disappointment against Arsenal.

Manager Harry Redknapp is expecting the visitors to be highly motivated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Caretaker manager for Crystal Palace
Keith Millen will act as caretaker manager at Crystal Palace’s away match tomorrow following the sacking of Neil Warnock.

Crystal Palace are in action against QPR.

Warnock was in the post for just 4 months.
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